Giants RB Bradshaw looks to be ready vs. Ravens
The Associated Press | December 23,2012
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin watches the action during the second half of last week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ahmad Bradshaw took part in practice on a limited basis Friday, and New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he was encouraged about having the running back for this afternoon’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Bradshaw, the team’s leading rusher, sat out last week’s 34-0 loss at Atlanta after spraining his left knee a week earlier in a win over New Orleans.
“He looked OK,” Coughlin said Friday. “As long as he continues to progress the way he has, he should be able to go. He brings a lot to the table in terms of fire and energy. Those are the most important factors. Knowing him, I am not surprised that he’s made his way back.”
Bradshaw has 869 yards and five touchdowns this season, and has been battling a foot injury throughout the season, but the left knee injury knocked him out of the lineup. He put on shoulder pads and headed out to practice Friday for the first time in nearly two weeks. He’s listed as questionable.
The Giants, Redskins and Cowboys are in a first-place tie in the NFC East at 8-6.
“He’s a vital member of this team,” guard Kevin Boothe said. “He’s our physical, fiery leader. Whenever you get a chance to get him out there, it’s good for the team.”
Added tackle Will Beatty: “Having 44 out there practicing with us is great. “We just have to make sure he can play Sunday. He knows his own body and knows what he can do. As long as he’s healthy, it’s all about having him ready. Having him back and healthy is a good feeling.”
While the Giants may get Bradshaw back, they will likely be without defensive end Justin Tuck, who sat out practice for a third straight day with a shoulder injury. Tuck is also listed as questionable.
Coughlin was hopeful to have Tuck back for Friday’s practice, but he didn’t take the field.
“We’re going to have to wait and see on that one,” Coughlin said. “I was hopeful he could go, but the medical staff didn’t think he should be able to go.”
If Tuck misses the game, then second-year player Adrian Tracy could get the nod.
NOTES: C David Baas (hip/shoulder) and G Chris Snee (hip) were both limited in practice. Both are listed as questionable. TE Travis Beckham (knee) and safeties Kenny Phillips (knee) and Tyler Sash (hamstring) are all listed as questionable, while CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), WR Reuben Randle (knee), DT Chris Canty (neck) and WR Hakeem Nicks (knee) are listed as probable. Nicks practiced on a limited basis Friday.
NFL Injury Report
NEW YORK — The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league:
ATLANTA FALCONS at DETROIT LIONS — FALCONS: QUESTIONABLE: DT Jonathan Babineaux (ribs), T Tyson Clabo (thigh), DE Cliff Matthews (hamstring), S William Moore (hamstring), CB Christopher Owens (hamstring), WR Roddy White (knee). PROBABLE: WR Harry Douglas (ribs). LIONS: DOUBTFUL: TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: S Louis Delmas (knee). PROBABLE: S Don Carey (knee), CB Chris Houston (hamstring), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), RB Mikel Leshoure (calf), LB DeAndre Levy (ankle).
TENNESSEE TITANS at GREEN BAY PACKERS — TITANS: OUT: C Kevin Matthews (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: LB Colin McCarthy (concussion), CB Ryan Mouton (hamstring), DE Scott Solomon (knee), WR Damian Williams (hamstring), WR Kendall Wright (rib). PROBABLE: WR Kenny Britt (knee), QB Jake Locker (left shoulder), LB Will Witherspoon (hamstring). PACKERS: OUT: TE Tom Crabtree (hamstring), WR Jordy Nelson (hamstring), RB James Starks (knee), DE C.J. Wilson (knee), S Charles Woodson (collarbone). QUESTIONABLE: RB Alex Green (concussion), G Greg Van Roten (back, illness), DE Jerel Worthy (hamstring). PROBABLE: WR Randall Cobb (shoulder), G T.J. Lang (concussion, illness), QB Aaron Rodgers (ankle), C Jeff Saturday (neck, shoulder), LB Erik Walden (ankle).
OAKLAND RAIDERS at CAROLINA PANTHERS — RAIDERS: OUT: DT Richard Seymour (knee, hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: S Tyvon Branch (neck, ankle), WR Juron Criner (hip). PROBABLE: CB Phillip Adams (concussion), T Khalif Barnes (triceps), TE Richard Gordon (biceps), S Mike Mitchell (neck). PANTHERS: DOUBTFUL: C Geoff Hangartner (foot). QUESTIONABLE: RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle), T Garry Williams (illness). PROBABLE: C Thomas Austin (illness), T Byron Bell (illness), LB Thomas Davis (not injury related), DT Dwan Edwards (wrist), T Jordan Gross (not injury related), DE Charles Johnson (not injury related), WR Brandon LaFell (toe).
BUFFALO BILLS at MIAMI DOLPHINS — BILLS: OUT: DE Mark Anderson (knee), WR Marcus Easley (hamstring), LB Chris White (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: C Eric Wood (knee). PROBABLE: LB Nick Barnett (knee), S Jairus Byrd (foot), TE Scott Chandler (foot), DT Marcell Dareus (knee, wrist), G Andy Levitre (knee), CB Justin Rogers (foot), TE Lee Smith (back), RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder), CB Aaron Williams (knee), DT Kyle Williams (ankle), DE Mario Williams (wrist). DOLPHINS: OUT: WR Davone Bess (back), LB Koa Misi (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: CB Nolan Carroll (knee), WR Brian Hartline (back), TE Jeron Mastrud (hamstring), DT Randy Starks (not injury related). PROBABLE: WR Armon Binns (ankle), S Chris Clemons (neck, ribs), LB Karlos Dansby (biceps), DE Derrick Shelby (groin), S Jimmy Wilson (hip).
CINCINNATI BENGALS at PITTSBURGH STEELERS — BENGALS: QUESTIONABLE: CB Adam Jones (hamstring), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (head), K Mike Nugent (head), RB Cedric Peerman (ankle). PROBABLE: LB Vontaze Burfict (illness), DE Carlos Dunlap (illness), TE Clark Harris (not injury related), T Andre Smith (foot), T Andrew Whitworth (head). STEELERS: OUT: CB Ike Taylor (ankle). DOUBTFUL: T Mike Adams (ankle). PROBABLE: CB Cortez Allen (groin), CB Curtis Brown (knee), LB James Harrison (illness), DE Cameron Heyward (not injury related), CB Keenan Lewis (hip), S Troy Polamalu (not injury related), C Maurkice Pouncey (illness), WR Emmanuel Sanders (rib), DE Al Woods (illness).
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — PATRIOTS: QUESTIONABLE: S Patrick Chung (shoulder), G Dan Connolly (back), CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring, knee), TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm, hip), TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle), LB Dont’a Hightower (hamstring, shoulder), DE Chandler Jones (ankle), WR Brandon Lloyd (knee), DT Kyle Love (knee), G Logan Mankins (ankle, calf), LB Jerod Mayo (elbow), G Nick McDonald (shoulder), LB Mike Rivera (ankle), T Nate Solder (abdomen), LB Brandon Spikes (knee, ankle), CB Aqib Talib (hip), T Sebastian Vollmer (back, knee), WR Wes Welker (ankle), LB Tracy White (elbow). JAGUARS: OUT: RB Rashad Jennings (concussion), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot). QUESTIONABLE: S Dwight Lowery (foot), CB Aaron Ross (calf). PROBABLE: DT Tyson Alualu (calf), CB Derek Cox (hamstring), RB Greg Jones (thigh), CB Rashean Mathis (groin), C Brad Meester (foot), LB Paul Posluszny (groin), DE George Selvie (concussion).
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — COLTS: OUT: RB Delone Carter (ankle), LB Kavell Conner (hamstring), C Samson Satele (ankle), S Tom Zbikowski (knee). QUESTIONABLE: NT Antonio Johnson (ankle), T Winston Justice (biceps), C A.Q. Shipley (knee). PROBABLE: LB Jerrell Freeman (thumb), LB Dwight Freeney (ankle), S Joe Lefeged (calf), QB Andrew Luck (knee), NT Martin Tevaseu (illness), CB Teddy Williams (knee). CHIEFS: DOUBTFUL: TE Tony Moeaki (head). QUESTIONABLE: T Branden Albert (back), S Abram Elam (quadriceps), G Russ Hochstein (back), NT Jerrell Powe (illness). PROBABLE: CB Javier Arenas (ankle), G Jon Asamoah (thumb), WR Jon Baldwin (illness), WR Josh Bellamy (illness), S Eric Berry (hand), WR Terrance Copper (hamstring), CB Brandon Flowers (illness), G Ryan Lilja (back), QB Brady Quinn (ribs), G Rich Ranglin (knee), CB Neiko Thorpe (illness).
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS at DALLAS COWBOYS — SAINTS: OUT: RB Jed Collins (knee, toe). QUESTIONABLE: RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), CB Patrick Robinson (groin). PROBABLE: TE Jimmy Graham (wrist), T Zach Strief (ankle), RB Pierre Thomas (knee). COWBOYS: OUT: NT Jay Ratliff (groin). QUESTIONABLE: WR Kevin Ogletree (illness), LB Ernie Sims (concussion). PROBABLE: WR Dez Bryant (finger), CB Morris Claiborne (concussion), RB Felix Jones (knee), RB DeMarco Murray (foot), S Charlie Peprah (foot), LB DeMarcus Ware (elbow).
WASHINGTON REDSKINS at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — REDSKINS: QUESTIONABLE: DE Stephen Bowen (biceps), T Tyler Polumbus (head). PROBABLE: LB Lorenzo Alexander (shoulder, not injury related), LB London Fletcher (ankle), WR Pierre Garcon (foot), QB Robert Griffin III (knee), LB Rob Jackson (not injury related), LB Ryan Kerrigan (ankle), C Will Montgomery (knee), T Trent Williams (thigh). EAGLES: OUT: RB Stanley Havili (hamstring). DOUBTFUL: RB Chris Polk (toe). PROBABLE: WR Jason Avant (hamstring), TE Brent Celek (concussion), S Kurt Coleman (chest), WR Riley Cooper (knee), CB Brandon Hughes (lung contusion), WR Jeremy Maclin (back), G Evan Mathis (ankle), RB LeSean McCoy (concussion), QB Michael Vick (concussion).
ST. LOUIS RAMS at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — RAMS: QUESTIONABLE: CB Cortland Finnegan (thigh). PROBABLE: CB Bradley Fletcher (illness), RB Steven Jackson (illness), LB James Laurinaitis (back), DE Robert Quinn (illness), C Scott Wells (knee). BUCCANEERS: DOUBTFUL: DE Aaron Morgan (shoulder). QUESTIONABLE: CB LeQuan Lewis (knee). PROBABLE: DE Michael Bennett (shoulder), DE Da’Quan Bowers (hamstring), LB Lavonte David (knee), TE Luke Stocker (head, nose), WR Mike Williams (wrist).
NEW YORK GIANTS at BALTIMORE RAVENS — GIANTS: QUESTIONABLE: C David Baas (hip, shoulder), TE Travis Beckum (knee), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee, foot), S Kenny Phillips (knee), S Tyler Sash (hamstring), G Chris Snee (hip), DE Justin Tuck (shoulder). PROBABLE: CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), DT Chris Canty (neck), WR Hakeem Nicks (knee), WR Rueben Randle (back). RAVENS: OUT: LB Jameel McClain (neck). DOUBTFUL: S Bernard Pollard (chest). QUESTIONABLE: WR Tandon Doss (ankle), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle), RB Vonta Leach (ankle), LB Albert McClellan (thigh, shoulder), RB Bernard Pierce (head), WR Torrey Smith (head), G Marshal Yanda (ankle). PROBABLE: TE Ed Dickson (knee), S James Ihedigbo (neck), DE Arthur Jones (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), S Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (abdomen), LB Terrell Suggs (biceps), WR Deonte Thompson (thigh), WR LaQuan Williams (thigh).
MINNESOTA VIKINGS at HOUSTON TEXANS — VIKINGS: QUESTIONABLE: DE Brian Robison (shoulder). PROBABLE: DE Jared Allen (shoulder), DE Everson Griffen (elbow), T Matt Kalil (illness), P Chris Kluwe (left knee, right groin), T Phil Loadholt (knee), RB Adrian Peterson (abdomen, groin), S Mistral Raymond (ankle), CB Marcus Sherels (quadriceps, elbow), CB Antoine Winfield (knee). TEXANS: OUT: CB Alan Ball (foot). PROBABLE: LB Bryan Braman (knee), RB Tyler Clutts (knee), NT Shaun Cody (back), DE Jared Crick (neck), TE Owen Daniels (hamstring), LB Tim Dobbins (shoulder, thumb), RB Justin Forsett (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (groin), T Derek Newton (knee), S Glover Quin (hip), LB Brooks Reed (groin), LB Barrett Ruud (knee), LB Darryl Sharpton (toe), DE Antonio Smith (ankle), G Wade Smith (knee, ribs), RB Ben Tate (hamstring, foot), QB T.J. Yates (right elbow).
CLEVELAND BROWNS at DENVER BRONCOS — BROWNS: OUT: TE Jordan Cameron (head), S Tashaun Gipson (foot), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (knee). QUESTIONABLE: DT Ishmaa’ily Kitchen (calf), DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder, hip), TE Alex Smith (illness, knee). PROBABLE: WR Travis Benjamin (finger), T Oniel Cousins (shin), WR Joshua Cribbs (knee), RB Montario Hardesty (knee), G Shawn Lauvao (head, foot), T Ryan Miller (not injury related), DE Juqua Parker (knee), RB Trent Richardson (chest, rib, finger), DT Phil Taylor (knee, calf), T Joe Thomas (back). BRONCOS: DOUBTFUL: G Chris Kuper (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: RB Chris Gronkowski (hamstring). PROBABLE: S Mike Adams (knee), WR Eric Decker (ankle), WR Trindon Holliday (knee), C Dan Koppen (knee), S Jim Leonhard (ankle), RB Knowshon Moreno (ribs), DT Kevin Vickerson (groin), WR Matthew Willis (knee), LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle).
CHICAGO BEARS at ARIZONA CARDINALS — BEARS: OUT: LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring). DOUBTFUL: DT Henry Melton (chest). QUESTIONABLE: WR Earl Bennett (concussion), LB Blake Costanzo (calf), CB Tim Jennings (shoulder), T Jonathan Scott (hamstring). PROBABLE: LB Geno Hayes (knee), WR Brandon Marshall (hamstring), DE Shea McClellin (knee). CARDINALS: OUT: WR Early Doucet (concussion), G Mike Gibson (calf). QUESTIONABLE: LB Quentin Groves (foot), TE Rob Housler (knee), S Rashad Johnson (hamstring), T Nate Potter (knee), S James Sanders (calf), RB Anthony Sherman (knee), DE Ronald Talley (ankle), DT Dan Williams (hamstring). PROBABLE: DE Calais Campbell (calf), TE Mike Leach (back, shoulder), CB Greg Toler (hamstring).
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — 49ERS: QUESTIONABLE: LB Tavares Gooden (ribs), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), WR Mario Manningham (shoulder), DT Justin Smith (elbow), DT Will Tukuafu (concussion). PROBABLE: K David Akers (pelvis), G Alex Boone (knee), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), LB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder), CB Tarell Brown (shoulder), S Dashon Goldson (foot), RB Frank Gore (wrist), G Mike Iupati (shoulder), RB Bruce Miller (shoulder), CB Carlos Rogers (knee), LB Aldon Smith (shoulder), S C.J. Spillman (illness), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder). SEAHAWKS: QUESTIONABLE: S Jeron Johnson (groin), WR Sidney Rice (knee), CB Walter Thurmond (hamstring), CB Marcus Trufant (hamstring). PROBABLE: DT Alan Branch (ankle), RB Marshawn Lynch (back), CB Richard Sherman (not injury related), RB Robert Turbin (illness), RB Leon Washington (illness).
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS at NEW YORK JETS — CHARGERS: DOUBTFUL: DT Aubrayo Franklin (knee). QUESTIONABLE: LB Demorrio Williams (ankle). PROBABLE: RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring), LB Donald Butler (groin), T Jeromey Clary (knee), G Tyronne Green (hamstring), WR Eddie Royal (hamstring), LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring). JETS: DOUBTFUL: CB Aaron Berry (hamstring), TE Dustin Keller (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: WR Braylon Edwards (hamstring), WR Mardy Gilyard (illness), DT Sione Po’uha (back), LB Ricky Sapp (ankle), WR Chaz Schilens (knee, calf), LB Bryan Thomas (chest). PROBABLE: TE Jeff Cumberland (wrist, ankle), DT Kenrick Ellis (knee), K Nick Folk (back), S LaRon Landry (heel), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), LB Garrett McIntyre (hamstring), RB Joe McKnight (ankle), G Brandon Moore (hip, foot), LB Calvin Pace (shoulder), RB Bilal Powell (shoulder, toe), QB Mark Sanchez (back), LB Bart Scott (toe), G Matt Slauson (knee), QB Tim Tebow (ribs).