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Brandon LaFell (knee) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Impact

We suspect that LaFell's practice limitations were maintenance-related, with the veteran wideout having turned in a limited session last Wednesday as well, before working fully Thursday and being removed from the Bengals' injury report by the end of the week. With A.J. Green still sidelined, LaFell is in a good spot this weekend against the 0-12 Browns, which have allowed a league-high 28 passing TDs to date.

Clark Harris (groin) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.

Impact

Harris has missed several games due to the groin issue, but he could return in Week 14 given his limited participation this early in the week. If he's unable to play, however, Tyler Ott would likely fill in at long snapper for the Bengals again.

Adrian Peterson (knee) feels he's close to being able to play again this season, but said he won't come back if the Vikings lose their next two games and fall out of playoff contention, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "I can cut and do things like that. But cutting out there with no one around you is different than cutting and avoiding defenders," he said. "So I'm working toward being able to do that."

Impact

Peterson was seen running sprints last week and was in the locker room Tuesday. It sounds like he's on pace to return this season, but it may not be for several more weeks. With talk of possibly not returning if the Vikings lose two games, that suggests he may be targeting a return in Week 16 at Green Bay.

James Wright (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday.

Impact

Wright went down with a knee injury during Sunday's contest against the Eagles, and he could be in danger of missing Week 14's matchup versus the Browns if he's unable to return to practice later in the week. Cody Core could see additional snaps at receiver as a result.

Jake Fisher (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Impact

Fisher was unable to return to Sunday's game due to a left knee injury, but he appears to have avoided any type of serious issue. Expect him to be available in Week 14 against the Browns.

Ryan Mathews (knee) practiced in full Wednesday.

Impact

After missing two games due to an MCL concern, Mathews handled every practice rep thrown his way to begin preparation for Week 14. Barring a setback, he'll should act as the Eagles' lead back Sunday against the Redskins, usurping some of the workload that Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood have taken on in Mathews' absence.

Jordan Matthews (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Impact

In the portion of practice open to the media, Matthews looked crisp while running routes. If he logs another limited showing (or better) as the week continues, the development would mark more work than he fit in last week, a good indication that he's trending toward active status Sunday against the Redskins.

Mackensie Alexander (groin) was not on the Vikings' injury report Wednesday.

Impact

Alexander missed his first game of the season last Thursday against the Cowboys due to the groin issue, but it appears he'll be good to go in Week 14 versus the Jaguars.

Josh McCown (finger) is not listed on the Browns' Week 14 injury report.

Impact

Though McCown – who sat out practice last Tuesday – evidently enters Week 14 in good health, it looks like he's destined to work in a backup role this weekend, with reports that Robert Griffin is on track to start Sunday's game against the Bengals, barring any injury setbacks.

ESPN's Dan Graziano relayed Wednesday that "barring an unforeseen health setback," the Browns plan to start Robert Griffin (shoulder) at QB on Sunday against the Bengals.

Impact

The 0-12 Browns have yet to confirm the assignment, and Griffin – who last played in Week 1 – must first be activated from IR/Designated to Return for it to transpire. Of course, getting a closer look at Griffin down the stretch would help allow the Browns to make a more informed decision regarding whether they feel the QB merits a longer look next season.

Nick Perry underwent surgery earlier in the week to repair several broken fingers, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Impact

Perry has already been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Seahawks, but now the severity of his hand injury is a bit more clear with the news of his surgery. There's optimism he'll be able to return in Week 15 with a cast on his hand.

Gary Barnidge (knee) is not listed on the Browns' Week 14 injury report.

Impact

Barnidge suffered a knee injury against the Giants in Week 12, but the tight end obviously benefited from the Browns' subsequent bye week and is on track to suit up Sunday against the Bengals. Through 12 contests, Barnidge – who scored nine times last season – has recorded just one TD, while averaging 3.3 catches and 39 receiving yards per game in that span. While he's still an option in deeper fantasy formats, Barnidge is well off his 2015 pace, which resulted in a final 79/1,043/9 stat line.

Tramon Williams (knee) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

Impact

Williams has missed two consecutive games due to the knee issue, but he appears in line to return for Week 14's matchup against the Bengals.

Trae Elston was signed by the Browns on Wednesday.

Impact

Elston's signing was made possible by Derrick Kindred's ankle/foot injury, which ultimately landed him on the NFI list. Elston is an undrafted rookie out of Ole Miss, and has yet to record a regular season NFL snap.

Stacy McGee (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Chiefs.

Impact

McGee will now miss his second consecutive game due to the ankle injury, while Dan Williams and Justin Ellis figure to see expanded roles at defensive tackle.

Karl Joseph (toe) has been ruled out for Thursday's tilt against the Chiefs.

Impact

Joseph was unable to participate in practice throughout the short week and is set to miss the first game of his rookie season. Either Keith McGill or Nate Allen will start at strong safety in place of Joseph.

Shilique Calhoun (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Chiefs.

Impact

Calhoun will miss his third straight contest due to the knee issue, while Tyrell Adams and Daren Bates could see additional reps as reserve outside linebackers.

Mark Ingram (undisclosed) wasn't present at Wednesday's practice, Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Impact

A toe injury held Ingram to one limited practice last week, yet he still suited up Sunday against the Lions. Although he was in evident pain and missed some plays in the second quarter, he ended the contest with seven rushes for 37 yards and five catches for 16 yards. As long as he makes an appearance Thursday or Friday, he should be able to brush off a questionable designation and play this Sunday at Tampa Bay. The real question will be his effectiveness, which could place more of the rushing workload on Tim Hightower's shoulders.

Kiko Alonso (thumb) suited up for Wednesday's practice, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

Just two days after undergoing thumb surgery, Alonso was back at practice albeit in limited fashion. He has not been ruled out for Week 14's matchup against the Cardinals, but Mike Hull is ready to start in his place if he's ultimately sidelined.

Clay Matthews (shoulder) will be held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday.

Impact

Matthews' injury woes continue, with his most recent issue stemming from Week 12's win over the Eagles when he suffered a separated AC joint in his left shoulder. Coach Mike McCarthy's goal in keeping Matthews out of practice this week is for him to regain strength back in the shoulder. He hasn't been ruled out for Week 14 against the Seahawks.