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Joique Bell (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

Fellow back Reggie Bush continued his limited showings in drills, meaning Bell and Bush will likely work in their intended tandem out of the backfield Sunday in New England. Expect Bell to take on most of the carries, with Bush serving as a dual threat out of the Lions' backfield.

Though Darren McFadden took first-team reps at practice this week, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggests that Latavius Murray will get more work than usual Thursday against the Chiefs.

Impact

Given that McFadden has combined for 15 carries for 35 yards over his last two games, he's not a high-percentage play this week anyway, with the possibility that Murray sees increased looks after carrying four times for 43 yards this past Sunday, further putting a damper on McFadden's Week 12 fantasy prospects.

Calvin Johnson (elbow) was limited in practice Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

Johnson's capped showing follows a missed practice Wednesday, leaving little worry as to his impending Week 12 availability. No matter, he has another stingy matchup on the docket against a Patriots defense that has contained wide receivers to seven touchdowns in 10 games this season.

The Bills have waived Phillip Tanner, WGR's Joe Buscaglia reports.

Impact

Tanner's release in advance of the Bills' Week 12 contest at a time and location to be determined would appear to bode well for Fred Jackson's chances of suiting up this week.

Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Thursday, according to ESPN's Tania Ganguli.

Impact

Foster practiced Wednesday in a limited fashion, so while coach Bill O'Brien indicated that the running back did not suffer any setbacks, the missed practice Thursday would seem to further bolster the notion that Foster is a true game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

The Saints have waived Brian Leonard, the team's official site reports.

Impact

Fellow RB Edwin Baker was re-assigned to the team's practice squad, moves that would appear to foreshadow the possible return of Pierre Thomas, who returned to practice on Thursday.

Arian Foster (groin) remains day-to-day and will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Bengals, the Houston Chronicle reports. "It's something that we're going to have to see right up until game time," coach Bill O'Brien noted Thursday. "No setback. Just it really is, from one day to the next, just see how he's doing and I'm sure we'll have to make a decision on game day. It's just something that we've got to wait it out and see if it gets better."

Impact

Fortunately for those considering Foster in Week 12, or Alfred Blue for that matter, the Texans kick off at 1:00 ET on Sunday. In the event that Foster can't play this weekend, Blue would once again be in line to be Houston's lead back, with Jonathan Grimes on hand in a reserve role.

With the Bills not practicing Thursday due to the impact of a major snowstorm in Buffalo, Kyle Orton (toe) was projected as a limited participant, the team's official site reports.

Impact

Orton's status for this week's game doesn't seem to be in question, but when and where the Bills/Jets contest will take place is up in the air, following news that the game will not take place in Buffalo.

Chris Ivory (shoulder) practiced fully Thursday, the Jets' official site reports.

Impact

Ivory's Week 12 status is in no danger, though when and where this week's Jets/Bills game will take place is up in the air, following news that Sunday's scheduled contest will not be played in Buffalo.

Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 AM suggests that Larry Fitzgerald (knee) will likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Impact

That said, Jurecki adds that Fitzgerald, who is still taking things day-to-day, remains optimistic with regard to his Week 12 status, with Darren Urban of azcardinals.com relaying that Fitzgerald said that he was going to do everything he can to play Sunday against Seattle, while cautioning that the wideout "definitely left (his) availability up in the air." We'll look for added clarity with regard to Fitzgerald's status Friday, but an official questionable designation seems likely in advance of Sunday's 4:05 ET kickoff.

While the Bills were unable to practice again Thursday due to a nasty snowstorm in Buffalo, Sammy Watkins (groin) is listed as a would-be full participant.

Impact

Watkins isn't really a health risk for this week's game against the Jets, though the big question mark right now is where and when that game will be played. We will note Watkins has seemed to lack his usual cutting and explosiveness in the two games since he suffered the injury, so checking out the field conditions is probably a good idea if you have a close call between Watkins and a comparable option this week.

Lamar Miller (shoulder) was listed as limited at practice Thursday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

We'll revisit Miller's status Friday, but it's possible that his transition from a full practice on Wednesday to a limited session Thursday could be maintenance-related, as opposed to indicative of a setback with his shoulder injury.

Jarvis Landry (shoulder) remained limited at practice Thursday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

The same applies to fellow wideout Mike Wallace, but we suspect that both will be able to play Sunday against the Broncos, with the status of tight end Charles Clay in more question after he missed practice on Thursday.

Mike Wallace (calf) was limited at practice again Thursday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

We'll revisit Wallace's status Friday, but we haven't heard anything to suggest that his Week 12 status is in danger, with a probable designation in advance of Sunday's game against the Broncos a plausible outcome.

Charles Clay (hamstring/knee) did not practice Thursday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

After being limited Wednesday, the norm for Clay, the tight end was unable to participate in Thursday's session, with a hamstring issue cited along with his ever-present knee injury. The notion put forth by ESPN's Adam Caplan that the tight end could be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Broncos now has added plausibility. More on Clay's status no later than Friday, upon the release of the Dolphins' final Week 12 injury report.

Lavonte David (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Impact

David's hamstring was sore enough to hold him out of drills, which is a particularly worrisome development due to his status as the NFL's second-leading tackler. IDP owners should continue to watch the situation to ensure he takes the field Sunday at Chicago.

The Boston Globe suggests that the Patriots' addition of LeGarrette Blount is more about adding depth – both short-term and for 2015 – than it is about any potential plans to replace Jonas Gray as the team's power back.

Impact

As ESPN's Mike Reiss notes, the Patriots "are known to ride the hot hand," and Gray is, after all, coming off a 201-yard, four-touchdown effort against the Colts this past Sunday. That said, based on this week's matchup, Gray figures to find both yards and TDs harder to come by this weekend, with the Patriots facing a Detroit defense that is giving up a league-low average of 68.8 rushing yards per game to date. Regardless of whether or not Blount is in uniform Sunday, we'd expect Gray to see plenty of Week 12 action, though it's not hard to imagine a scenario in which the flow of the game leads to Shane Vereen seeing a more prominent role than he saw in the team's Week 11 backfield.

Harry Douglas (foot) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Douglas' prospects for suiting up Sunday against the Browns increased substantially with his return to drills. However, keep in mind that he missed four contests earlier this season to tend to a hamstring issue. As a result, Friday's injury will forecast his Week 12 availability.

Terence Newman (knee) returned to a limited practice Wednesday, the Bengals' official site reports.

Impact

Newman, who hasn't played since leaving Week 10's game with a knee issue, thus appears to have a shot at playing Sunday against the Texans, though it remains to be seen if he draws anything more favorable than an official questionable designation.

Giovani Bernard (hip/clavicle) indicated that he felt good after practicing fully Thursday, the Bengals' official site reports.

Impact

Per the report, it appears as though the Bengals are inclined to ease Bernard back into their backfield mix this weekend, with Jeremy Hill also a candidate to see his share of Week 12 carries. In any case, while Bernard's workload level in his anticipated return to action may lack clarity, it appears as though only a setback would prevent him from suiting up Sunday against the Texas.