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Bruce Carter (thigh) suffered a broken ring finger during Thursday's practice, the Cowboys' official site reports.

Impact

Carter intends to play Sunday against the Cardinals in spite of the concern, which is substantiated by the full practice that he logged Wednesday. Although he didn't make a dent in the box score during his Week 8 return, after three games missed due to a strained quad, he tallied 25 tackles (17 solo), one touchdown after interception, and one sack in the first four games of the season.

Charles Clay (knee) was limited at Thursday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

We'll circle back on Clay's status Friday, but we suspect that he will draw a probable designation in advance of Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Vincent Brown (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, ibabuzz.com reports.

Impact

We'll check back on Brown's status Friday, but he's unlikely to suit up for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Kenbrell Thompkins missed Thursday's practice for personal reasons, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Impact

We'll revisit Thompkins' status Friday, but the report indicates that it's unclear at this time if the wideout will be available for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Ronnie Hillman (shoulder) was limited at practice Thursday, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

That said, Hillman, who suffered a shoulder injury during Wednesday's practice, said that he expects to play Sunday against the Patriots, a notion that would be supported by an official probable designation upon the release of Friday's official injury report.

Alfred Blue (ankle) was limited at practice on Thursday, the Texans' official site reports.

Impact

As was top back Arian Foster, with both players seemingly on track to suit up Sunday against the Eagles.

Andre Johnson (ankle) returned to a limited practice Thursday, the Texans' official site reports.

Impact

We'll check back on Johnson's status Friday, but a probable designation for Sunday's game against the Eagles seems plausible for the veteran wideout.

Coach Lovie Smith stated Thursday that Charles Sims is "making progress," but Smith is unsure "if he'll be ready to go this week," Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Impact

Smith will ultimately make the call late in the week, meaning Friday's injury report could reveal Sims' potential availability. The Buccaneers' running back situation is currently clouded by Doug Martin's ankle injury, which has kept him sidelined at practice both Wednesday and Thursday. The development leaves Bobby Rainey and Mike James as the sole healthy options, and has opened the door for Sims to find a role right off the bat, if the rookie is in fact activated from the IR/designated-to-return list.

Arian Foster (knee) returned to a limited practice Thursday, the Texans' official site reports.

Impact

We'll revisit Foster's status Friday, but there's been nothing to suggest that his availability for Sunday's game against the Eagles is in any question.

Allen Hurns (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, the Jaguars' official site reports.

Impact

Hurns was limited at Wednesday's practice, but after returning to a full session Thursday, he's now on track for a probable designation in advance of Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Michael Campanaro (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

The report indicates that Campanaro is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Steelers, though, in any case, we'll circle back on the wideout's status Friday in order to report his official Week 9 injury designation.

Brandon Flowers (concussion) practiced Thursday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Impact

Given that it was Flowers' first practice since Oct. 19, it's unclear if the cornerback has a chance to play Sunday against the Dolphins, but his return to the field – in any capacity – is a positive development, nonetheless.

Mike Mitchell (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Steelers.com reports.

Impact

Mitchell is fourth on the team in tackles with 38, and leads the defense with two forced fumbles. With division rival Baltimore on the schedule in Week 9, there is nothing to suggest that Mitchell will miss any playing time, although we'll monitor Friday's practice to see if anything changes.

Coach Jay Gruden confirmed Thursday that Washington is preparing Colt McCoy's teammate, Robert Griffin, to start Sunday's game against Minnesota, the Washington Post reports.

Impact

While Griffin's assignment has not yet been finalized by the team, at this stage, it would presumably take a setback on his part for McCoy to enter Washington's Week 9 starting QB equation.

Trent Richardson (hamstring) does not appear on the Colts' Thursday practice participation/injury report, the team's official site reports.

Impact

Though Richardson was listed as active for Week 8's contest against the Steelers, he essentially served as the Colts' emergency running back for the game, per the Indianapolis Star. No longer listed on the team's injury report, however, Richardson is now poised to rejoin the Colts' backfield mix Monday night against the Giants.

Brent Celek (back) was limited in practice Thursday.

Impact

Celek has been targeted in all seven of the Eagles' games this season, but on three occasions, he failed to reel in a pass. The past three contests have been more productive, though, with nine catches (on 12 targets) for 68 yards. In essence, the torch has been passed to second-year tight end Zach Ertz, bringing an end to Celek's relevance in the vast majority of leagues.

Jordan Cameron (concussion) did not practice Thursday, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Impact

Cameron thus looks iffy, at best, for Sunday's game against the Bucs and if he is forced to miss the contest, then Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge would be in line handle the Browns' Week 9 tight end duties.

A.J. Green (toe) practiced again Thursday, the Bengals' official site reports.

Impact

Green's continued practice participation is encouraging, though it remains to be seen how he will officially be listed by the team in advance of Sunday's game against the Jaguars, which fortunately for Week 9 fantasy lineup planning purposes, is a 1:00 ET kickoff.

Doug Martin didn't practice Thursday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. However, the walking boot worn by Martin on Wednesday wasn't evident.

Impact

Despite ditching the boot, Martin's status won't be encouraging until he takes part in drills in some capacity. With only one opportunity to do so before the weekend, Friday's injury report will forecast his Week 9 availability, one way or the other. However, his performance on the year has left owners wanting more, and the potential activation of Charles Sims (ankle) in advance of Sunday's outing could throw a wrench in the backfield pecking order.

Ryan Mathews (knee) did not practice Thursday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Impact

More on Mathews' official Sunday status no later than Friday, but Gehlken previously suggested that a likely scenario is that the running back will be rested through the Chargers' Week 10 bye, with a Mathews return in Week 11 thus viewed as a probable outcome, barring any setbacks.