Ravens RB Pierce questionable
Baltimore Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce was listed as questionable on the final injury report. Pierce rushed for 103 yards during Baltimore's 24-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Wild Card round, but carried the ball just five times for 14 yards before aggravating a knee injury in the Ravens' win over the Denver Broncos last weekend. He sat out Thursday's practice before returning on a limited basis on Friday, but said he will be ready to play come Sunday.
Fullback Vonta Leach was limited on Thursday and Friday with knee and ankle ailments and was also listed as questionable. Linebacker Dennell Ellbere (ankle) and wide receiver David Reed (thigh) were both limited on Friday and have been deemed questionable. Backup cornerback Asa Jackson (thigh) missed practice all week and has been ruled out for Sunday.
New Engl. 18.1.13
Pats put Gronkowski on IR
The New England Patriots officially placed Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve Thursday, four days after the Pro Bowl tight end re-fractured his left forearm in the team's playoff opener. Gronkowski, who missed five consecutive weeks after initially fracturing his arm in a victory over Indianapolis on Nov. 18, broke it once again during New England's second series of last Sunday's victory over the Houston Texans in the AFC Divisional Playoffs.
Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham is officially listed as questionable for the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Abraham was limited in practice all week because of a sprained ankle, which he suffered in the Falcons' regular-season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Dec. 30. The 34-year-old led the Falcons with 10 sacks this season and also recorded 35 tackles along with seven passes defensed.
Cornerback Chris Owens has been declared out with a hamstring injury and safety Charles Mitchell is listed as questionable with a calf injury. Safety William Moore (hamstring) is listed as probable.
Broncos' Porter unavailable
Denver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter will not suit against Baltimore Ravens on Saturday in the AFC Divisional round of the playoffs. Porter, who was limited to just six games in 2012 due to the after-effects of a seizure he suffered in August, has since been hampered by a concussion that he sustained in the Broncos' Week 16 victory over the Cleveland Browns. He was unable to practice all week.
Marshawn Lynch expected to play
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is listed as probable for Sunday's NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons. Lynch, who is dealing with a foot injury, was a limited participant in Friday's practice after being held out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday.
Cornerback Byron Maxwell (hamstring) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Sunday's game. Safety Jeron Johnson (hamstring) is questionable and wide receiver Sidney Rice (knee) is probable.
Reitz ruled out
Indianapolis Colts left guard Joe Reitz will not play in Sunday's playoff game at Baltimore due to a concussion. Reitz suffered the injury during last Sunday's win over Houston and missed practice all week. He started eight of the nine games he played in during the regular season.
Running back Delone Carter (ankle), defensive tackle Antonio Johnson (ankle), tackle Winston Justice (shoulder), center A.Q. Shipley (knee) and safety Tom Zbikowski (knee) are all listed as questionable.
Ponder, Winfield listed as questionable
The Minnesota Vikings have listed quarterback Christian Ponder and cornerback Antoine Winfield as questionable for their playoff game on Saturday against Green Bay. Ponder was limited in practice all week with a bruised right elbow. Coach Leslie Frazier said on Thursday he expected Ponder to be able to play on Saturday. Winfield did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday and did so on a limited basis on Friday because of a broken right hand.
Texans Tim Dobbins placed on IR
The Houston Texans have placed linebacker Tim Dobbins on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Dobbins has appeared in 14 games with 6 starts for the Texans this season. He had 43 tackles and an interception. The Texans signed rookie linebacker Cameron Collins from the practice squad to fill the roster spot.
NY Jets 30.12.12
Keller, Schilens out
New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller and wide receiver Chaz Schilens did not travel with the team and will not play in the season finale Sunday at Buffalo because of injuries. Backup cornerback Ellis Lankster also did not make the trip. All three players had been listed as doubtful on the Jets' final injury report Friday.
Keller sprained his left ankle in the Jets' 7-6 win over Arizona on Dec. 2, and caught a career-low 28 passes in only eight games. Schilens has a knee ailment and finished his first season with the Jets also with 28 catches. Lankster suffered a concussion last week against San Diego.
Colts rule out 2 more players
The Indianapolis Colts are keeping two more injured starters out of Sunday regular-season finale against Houston. Coach Chuck Pagano has ruled out defensive end Cory Redding (quad) and defensive tackle Antonio Johnson (ankle). Earlier this week, Pagano said starting center Samson Satele and backup running back Delone Carter would miss the game with ankle injuries.
Six other players, including receiver Donnie Avery (shoulder), linebacker Kavell Conner (hamstring), right tackle Winston Justice (knee) and safety Tom Zbikowski (knee), are all listed as questionable.
NY Giants 28.12.12
Giants list Nicks questionable
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks put in a second straight limited practice on Friday, though the team still termed him questionable for this weekend's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Nicks has been hampered by knee problems throughout this season and sat out three consecutive games with recurring soreness earlier in the year. He was active for last Sunday's matchup at Baltimore, but did not record a catch in the Giants' 33-14 loss to the Ravens.
San Fran. 26.12.12
Manningham tore the ACL and PCL
Mario Manningham tore the anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Sunday's 42-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks and is out for the remainder of the season. The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver was injured in the third quarter when he was tackled low by Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill and fumbled. Manningham had 42 receptions for 449 yards and one touchdown for the 49ers who have already clinched a playoff berth in the NFC.