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Robert Hughes (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Impact

Even though Stepfan Taylor (calf) returned from a two-game absence this past Sunday, Hughes' workload really wasn't hindered, as he took on catch for 49 yards and one rush for two yards. Such a line isn't really of interest in anything but the deepest of league, especially behind the dual threat that is Andre Ellington (hip/foot).

Matt Asiata (concussion) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, the Vikings' official site reports.

Impact

There's no indication of Asiata's progress, or lack thereof, through the league's concussion protocol, but if he takes a seat Sunday versus the Packers, Jerick McKinnon (back) and newcomer Ben Tate will handle the RB reps.

Jerick McKinnon (back) was a limited practice participant Thursday, the Vikings' official site reports.

Impact

A new addition to the Vikings' backfield exists in the form of Ben Tate, who isn't a threat to McKinnon's status as No. 1 running back, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. However, Matt Asiata's (concussion) absence continued Thursday, which could open the door for Tate to stake claim to goal-line carries. There's no telling how coach offensive coordinator Norv Turner will dole out work in Week 12 against the Packers, but McKinnon could be contained to all carries aside those near the end zone.

Tony Romo (back) practiced fully Thursday, the Cowboys' official site reports.

Impact

After his routine maintenance day Wednesday, Romo was unhinged upon his return to drills, leaving a favorable matchup in his wake. Sunday's opponent, the Giants, previously yielded 279 yards and three touchdowns to the quarterback in Week 7.

Marshawn Lynch (back) sat out practice again on Thursday, the Seattle Times reports.

Impact

Lynch missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday in Week 11, before practicing fully Friday, with a similar outcome plausible to close this week's sessions. Assuming that Lynch takes the field in any capacity Friday, we'd expect the running back – who has missed just one game since being traded to Seattle in 2010 – to suit up Sunday against the Cardinals.

Chris Owens is out for Thursday's game against the Chiefs.

Impact

Owens will miss his second straight game with a knee injury that has been nagging him over the course of the season.

Bobby Wagner (toe) practiced in full Thursday.

Impact

After such a sudden upgrade to full capacity in drills, Wagner seems poised to make his first appearance since Week 6. However, it's unclear how much work he'll take away from Brock Coyle (glute) at middle linebacker.

Miles Burris (hip) is officially active for Thursday's game against the Chiefs.

Impact

The 26-year-old currently ranks third on the team in tackles with 69 (46 solo), but hasn't really shown up anywhere else on the stat sheet, failing to record a sack, a forced fumble or an interception thus far. He practiced in full Wednesday despite the hip issue.

Travis Kelce (ribs/shoulder) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Raiders, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

Impact

While Kelce could lose some snaps with fellow TE Anthony Fasano active, with wideouts Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins out Thursday, Kelce and WR Dwayne Bowe figure to be the Chiefs' best bets in the team's Week 12 passing attack.

Derek Carr (quadriceps) is officially active for Thursday's game against the Chiefs.

Impact

Carr emerged from last Sunday's game with a bit of soreness in his quad, but the issue was never a serious threat to his Week 12 availability. Most will want to avoid the rookie quarterback, however, as he completed a season-low 47.1 percent of his passes against San Diego and will face a tough test Thursday in the Chiefs' top-ranked pass defense.

Anthony Fasano (knee) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Raiders, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

Impact

Fasano will give it a go Thursday, though we'd still view fellow TE Travis Kelce and WR Dwayne Bowe as the higher-percentage plays among Chiefs' pass-catchers this week, with the team operating without wideouts Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins.

Jared Cook (back) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Impact

Cook returns to practice after missing Wednesday's iteration. While he's hauled in at least three balls in seven of 10 contests this season, he hasn't been afforded a palatable matchup Sunday against the Chargers, who have surrendered two touchdowns among 39 receptions in 2014.

Robert Meachem (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, the Saints' official site reports.

Impact

Sidelined the last two games due to an ankle injury, Meachem is trending in the right direction for active status Monday versus the Ravens. While he's rarely factored into the passing attack this season – five catches (on 17 targets) for 85 yards across eight games – he could receive more looks following Brandin Cooks' broken thumb, which resulted in his placement on IR.

Khiry Robinson (forearm) didn't participate in practice Thursday, the Saints' official site reports.

Impact

During the four-game absences of both Robinson and Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder), Mark Ingram (shoulder) assumed full-time duty out of the Saints' backfield and held his own. While Thomas fit in a limited practice Thursday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune speculates that Robinson seems unlikely to play Monday against the Ravens. With such an ominous cloud hanging over his Week 12 availability, Robinson could very well be ruled out in advance of Monday's contest.

Pierre Thomas (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, the Saints' official site reports.

Impact

Thomas has been sidelined four consecutive games due to rib and shoulder injuries, but his return to drills points to his first game action since Week 7. When asked Thursday if he'll suit up Monday against the Ravens, he smiled and told the New Orleans Times-Picayune, "Who knows?" While his wry attitude can't be relied upon, the next two days of practice should give a good indication whether he'll make his presence felt in Week 12. However, Mark Ingram has assumed to top RB gig during Thomas' absence, which leaves the latter's potential somewhat untenable right off the bat.

Charles Sims (ankle) was limited at Thursday's practice, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Impact

As was fellow running back Doug Martin, but given that Sims (who led the Bucs with 13 carries for 36 yards in Week 11) had ankle surgery in August, his situation is worth monitoring in advance of Sunday's game against the Bears.

Mark Ingram (shoulder) practiced fully Thursday, the Saints' official site reports.

Impact

As the only viable running back for the Saints of late, Ingram has turned 104 carries into 459 yards and three touchdowns over the last four games. One the RBs absent during that span, Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder), participated on a limited basis Thursday, implying that his return to action is nigh. Nevertheless, Ingram is the top dog in New Orleans until further notice.

Justin Hunter (knee) practiced fully Thursday, the Titans' official site reports.

Impact

Hunter should be a go Sunday against the Eagles, but with three catches for a total of 65 yards over his last two outings, he's looking like a speculative play in Week 12.

Brandon Pettigrew (foot) was limited in Thursday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

Pettigrew's downgrade from full to limited isn't particularly encouraging for his Week 12 prospects. Because the remaining tight end options (Joseph Fauria, Eric Ebron, and Kellen Davis) are healthy, the Lions could arguably exercise caution Sunday at New England and keep Pettigrew on the sideline. However, the Lions are far from making a decision, meaning Friday's injury report will be a decent barometer of his ability to take the field.

Julian Edelman (thigh) was limited at practice Thursday, the Patriots' official site reports.

Impact

We'll revisit Edelman's status Friday, but given that he played through his thigh injury, albeit en route to a season-low 35 snaps in Week 11, we'd expect the wideout to tough it out Sunday against the Lions.