Derrick Johnson
Chiefs' Derrick Johnson: Ruptures Achilles
Derrick Johnson, ILB, KC
12:30 AM
News: Johnson was forced to leave Thursday's win over the Raiders after rupturing his Achilles, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

Head coach Andy Reid confirmed Johnsons' injury following the game. The Chiefs' all time leader in tackles will presumably have his season ended for the second time due to an Achilles injury. Either D.J. Alexander or Terrance Smith figure to replace the veteran at inside linebacker going forward.

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Rakeem Nunez-Roches
Chiefs' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Return Questionable
Rakeem Nunez-Roches, DT, KC
12/8/2016
News: Nunez-Roches is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Raiders due to back spasms.

Nunez-Roches was forced to exit Thursday's contest in the second quarter and his absence leaves an already thin Kansas City defensive front without one of it's top backups. Look for T. J. Barnes and Jarvis Jenkins to see a few extra snaps as long as Nunez-Roches is sidelined.

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Clay Matthews
Packers' Clay Matthews: Limited Thursday
Clay Matthews, OLB, GB
12/8/2016
News: Matthews (shoulder) was limited at Thursday's practice, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Expected to sit out both Wednesday and Thursday this week, Matthews instead got the thumbs up for some work from the training staff. As defensive coordinator Dom Capers mentioned to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette on Thursday, Matthews is "heading in the right direction getting his full strength back" in his left shoulder. The closer Matthews approaches 100 percent, the more he'll be able to contribute to a banged-up corps of linebackers. At the very least, though, he appears as if he'll enter the field in obvious passing downs, especially with the team's sack leader, Nick Perry, sidelined with multiple broken fingers.

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Kelechi Osemele
Raiders' Kelechi Osemele: Inactive Thursday
Kelechi Osemele, G, OAK
12/8/2016
News: Osemele (knee) is inactive for Thursday's Week 14 matchup with the Chiefs due to illness.

Osemele played through his knee injury last week and likely could've again this week after being limited in practice throughout the week, but his illness proved too much to overcome. Jon Feliciano will likely start in Osemele's place.

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Dwayne Harris
Giants' Dwayne Harris: Limited Thursday
Dwayne Harris, WR, NYG
12/8/2016
News: Harris (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.

Harris endured an early departure from Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh and proceeded to miss this week's initial practice. According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, Harris worked on a side field with the training staff in the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, during which he must have fared well enough to proceed to some individual drills. If he manages to avoid the inactive list this Sunday against the Cowboys, Harris will handle return duties once again.

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Darius Latham
Raiders' Darius Latham: Inactive Thursday
Darius Latham, DT, OAK
12/8/2016
News: Latham (ankle) has been listed as inactive for Thursday's game against the Chiefs.

Latham was able to practice on Wednesday in a limited fashion and had been considered questionable for Thursday's game. This will be the second consecutive game he's missed due to his ankle injury.

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Larry Donnell
Giants' Larry Donnell: Sits out Thursday with illness
Larry Donnell, TE, NYG
12/8/2016
News: Donnell missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports.

Donnell has been a fantasy non-entity this season, accruing 15 catches (on 22 targets) for 92 yards and one touchdown in 10 contests. Because he recorded his last reception in Week 7, the illness shouldn't impact his viability, or lack thereof.

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Darren McFadden
Cowboys' Darren McFadden: Unlikely to join 53-man roster this week
Darren McFadden, RB, DAL
12/8/2016
News: McFadden (elbow) likely won't join the Cowboys' 53-man roster this week, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Embedded within his second week of a three-week window for activation from the non-football injury list, McFadden has been working with the scout team as the Cowboys prepare for Sunday night's road showdown with the Giants. His recovery from May's broken elbow has taken far longer than expected, but Ezekiel Elliott's excellence has allowed Dallas' staff to take a prudent approach with the team's leading rusher from last season. If McFadden makes an appearance in the current campaign, he must be bumped to the active roster by Dec. 18, when the Cowboys host the Buccaneers.

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Marquess Wilson
Bears' Marquess Wilson: Limited Thursday
Marquess Wilson, WR, CHI
12/8/2016
News: Wilson (groin) was a limited practice participant Thursday.

Wilson was contained to four snaps in Sunday's snow-laden tilt against the 49ers due to a groin injury, which kept him off the practice field to kick off preparation for Week 14. Logging a limited session Thursday is a step in the right direction and represents more activity than fellow wideout Eddie Royal, who continues to nurse a toe injury. If he's made available Sunday in Detroit, Wilson would have to contend with fellow wide receivers Cameron Meredith and Deonte Thompson for snaps, at the very least, while Royal and Josh Bellamy (shoulder) may be active as well.

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Sammy Watkins
Bills' Sammy Watkins: Feeling good for Sunday
Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF
12/8/2016
News: Watkins (foot), who practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day Thursday, has increased his practice levels since returning from a foot injury in Week 11, BuffaloBills.com reports. "I'm feel great for this week," said Watkins. "I think it's just the routine and the reps and things. I'm more comfortable running routes full speed. It's more a game plan thing now, not a foot issue or body issue I can't just go out there and play. No limitations. My body had to get used to the workload. Now I'm out there during practice I'm running 30 to 40 plays. So I'm feeling good."

Watkins saw his play count increase to 49 in Week 12 from the 25 he saw in Week 11. That number might go even higher this week, especially with the Bills needing to win out to have a hope for a playoff spot.

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