Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) remained out of Jaguars practice on Thursday.
Redskins placed TE Jordan Reed on injured reserve with a concussion, ending his season.
FOX Sports reported last Thursday that Reed would be shut down for the season. Coach Mike Shanahan said the team made the decision after a concussion specialist recommended Reed not practice for at least another three weeks. It's a scary situation, but at least for now, there's no reason to believe we're in Jahvid Best territory. Reed should be ready for the Redskins' offseason program. An ascendant player before his concussion knocked him out in Week 11, Reed finishes his rookie year with 45 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns in nine games. He'll return as a TE1 in 2014.
Victor Cruz (knee, concussion) has been ruled out for Week 16.
Cruz is getting a second opinion on his knee. He appears to have at least a moderate sprain. Cruz is extremely unlikely to return for Week 17, meaning he'll finish 2013 with 73 catches for 998 yards and four touchdowns. At worst, Cruz will be a high-end WR3 for 2014. His status will depend on what kind of changes the G-Men make to their moribund offense.
Darren McFadden (ankle) participated in Raiders practice for the second straight day Thursday.
He'll be officially listed as "limited." McFadden is going to play against the Chargers, but in a strict-backup role to Rashad Jennings. The question is how the Raiders will delineate touches between DMC and Marcel Reece. Week 16 will likely be McFadden's second-to-last game in a Raiders uniform.
Aaron Dobson (foot) expects to return for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
"I think so," Dobson said when asked if he was playing. "I am just going through the week, trying to progress, and will see how it feels." It's a rare bit of pseudo-injury honestly from a Patriot. Dobson's return would give the Pats a badly-needed outside threat, but also cloud Danny Amendola's high-end WR3 status. Dobson's status will be updated later Thursday when the Patriots release their injury report. He was limited on Wednesday.
Packers DE Johnny Jolly has been ruled out for Week 16 with a "significant" shoulder injury.
Jolly's comeback season is likely through. He suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the Cowboys. A rotational lineman after three whole seasons out of the league, Jolly has played 294 snaps, grading out negatively as both a pass rusher and run defender in Pro Football Focus' ratings. He'll be a free agent in the offseason.
Speaking after Thursday's practice, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers looked "very good," and that the team will announce its Week 16 starter on Friday.
McCarthy said Rodgers appeared "sharp" and "ready to play," but that he's yet to be medically cleared. It's by far the most positive McCarthy has sounded on his quarterback's status since he resumed practicing, but as was the case last week, everything is contingent on the results of his Friday CT scan. The fact that Matt Flynn took the first-team reps in Thursday's practice is a sign the Pack aren't expecting Rodgers to get cleared. Either way, there's at least a chance Rodgers and his fantasy owners will finally get the news they've been waiting for on Friday. Plan for the worst, but hope for the best.
Darius Johnson (high-ankle sprain) remained out of Falcons practice Thursday.
Atlanta's No. 3 receiver won't be active for Monday's game against the 49ers. Drew Davis should pick up Johnson's targets. Johnson isn't a must-hold in Dynasty leagues.