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49ers coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed at the Combine that Mario Manningham (ACL, PCL surgery) will not be ready for training camp.

Manningham tore the multiple knee ligaments in Week 16, and we wouldn't be surprised if he opened the 2013 season on PUP. That's assuming he's not released with no guaranteed money left in his contract. The 49ers can't count on Mario making an impact during the upcoming season, and will work around him.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 11:09:00 AM

Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) missed Thursday's practice.

Now we know where ESPN's Adam Caplan's report that Clay is a game-time decision for Week 12 came from. Clay was not listed with a hamstring on Wednesday, meaning he suffered the injury in his limited practice. The fact that he couldn't go today is a major concern for his Sunday status. Clay's availability will be updated no later than Friday, but owners need to begin making other plans.
Nov 20 - 3:44 PM

Giovani Bernard (hip) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

According to ESPN's Coley Harvey, Bernard was "was back at No. 1 (duty) during open portion of practice." Bernard is perhaps fantasy's biggest wild card for Week 12, but it's beginning to appear as if he'll be returning to a workload resembling the one he was handling before going down. We still expect Jeremy Hill to maintain a bigger role on early downs, however. With the situation uncertain, both backs can be utilized as RB2s for Week 12.
Nov 20 - 2:59 PM

Delanie Walker (concussion) is practicing in full for Week 12, and fully expected to play against the Eagles.

Barring a setback, Walker will be good to go. Walker remains on the TE1 radar, but an uncertain fit with Zach Mettenberger, he's just a lower-end option for the time being.
Nov 20 - 2:55 PM

Julio Jones (illness) will return to practice on Friday, and is fully expected to play in Sunday's game against the Browns.

Jones' health is not a concern for Sunday's showdown with Joe Haden. Jones' matchup makes him a lower-end WR1 for Week 12, but Jones is a WR1 any time he takes the field.
Nov 20 - 2:18 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Sunday's game between the Bills and Jets is expected to be moved from snowbound Buffalo.

Schefter's colleague Adam Caplan reports Bills coaches are "preparing for the chance the game is moved to another venue on Monday night." Per Schefter, the Bills are unsure if Ralph Wilson Stadium will even be ready for Week 13 as Buffalo battles a biblical lake-effect snowstorm. MetLife Stadium and Pittsburgh are two possibilities were the game to indeed be moved. Schefter reports Detroit and Washington are also in play.
Nov 20 - 1:54 PM

Larry Fitzgerald (knee) remained sidelined at Cardinals practice on Thursday.

Fitz is unlikely to get in any practice reps this week, and will at best be "questionable" on Friday's injury report. Speaking Wednesday, coach Bruce Arians said Fitz was "more sore than expected" as he battled a sprained MCL. It's hard to see the upside in playing Fitz at less than 100 percent against the Seahawks in Seattle. We'd ultimately expect him to sit.
Nov 20 - 1:40 PM

Vikings OC Norv Turner insists Jerick McKinnon is still the team's top back despite the addition of Ben Tate.

"We’re excited about Jerick and what he’s done and I see him as our running back," Norval said. According to Turner, Tate is just an "insurance" policy with McKinnon battling a minor back injury and Matt Asiata (concussion) unlikely for Week 12. If Tate is going to threaten McKinnon's No. 1 status, it's not going to be in Week 12 with just four days to learn the playbook. McKinnon will be a boom-or-bust RB2 against the Packers. He returned to practice on Thursday.
Nov 20 - 1:29 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) and Julius Thomas both remained sidelined at Broncos practice Thursday.

Both players were observing practice, which leaves open the possibility they could return on Friday. Sanders' injury is obviously more tricky, as it involves escaping the league's concussion protocol. Thomas could theoretically suit up for Week 12 without practicing on Friday. For now, both players should be considered no better than 50-50 to play against the Dolphins. Their status will be updated on Friday.
Nov 20 - 1:18 PM

Speaking Thursday, coach Mike Pettine said Josh Gordon is "maybe little ahead of where we expected."

Gordon practiced Wednesday for the first time since August and it went well, with Brian Hoyer targeting him tons. Gordon's "pitch count" will be raised on Thursday, meaning the Browns will give him more reps ahead of Sunday's game against the Falcons. Pettine's pleasure with where Gordon is at physically and mentally right now bodes well for his chances of seeing something around 75-85 percent of the snaps in his 2014 debut. Although we wouldn't expect a massive game given the circumstances, he's a must-start in season-long formats.
Nov 20 - 12:40 PM

Jordan Reed (hamstring) is not practicing again Thursday.

The oft-injured Reed pulled his right hamstring in last week's loss to the Bucs. A left hamstring pull earlier this season cost him four games. There's no word on the severity of this injury, but given his history and his inability to practice we'd consider him extremely questionable for Sunday's game at San Francisco right now. If Reed sits, desperate owners can turn to backup Niles Paul. Paul averaged 4.5 catches for 58.2 yards with one touchdown during that four-game stretch as a starter.
Nov 20 - 12:19 PM

Dwayne Allen (ankle) is not practicing Thursday.

Yet to practice this week, Allen is trending toward sitting out Sunday. The Colts certainly don't need him to beat the Jaguars at home. It would leave Coby Fleener as a very interesting TE1 plug-n-play as the Jags give up the 11th-most fantasy points to tight ends. The often inefficient Fleener was spectacular after Allen went down against the Patriots last week, finishing with 7-144-0 on seven targets.
Nov 20 - 12:09 PM




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