NFL Injury Report: Portis says he's playing

The key practice day is Friday, but the midweek sessions also have meaning to them. Let's see who's in, who's out, and who's on the fence as we prepare for Week 12; everything below took place on Wednesday unless otherwise noted.

Clinton Portis (knee) isn't doing much but he made it clear he intends to play at Seattle, a game that's critical for the slumping Redskins. "It's coming along," Portis told the Washington Post. "I'm sore, but I'm playing this week, no ifs ands or buts about it."

Brian Westbrook wants to play through his ankle and knee soreness, according to the team's official site. "I'm pretty sure it's not going to be completely healed, this week or next week or whenever," Westbrook said. "It's one of those situations where you try to get it as good as you can get it on Sunday and then play through it." Correll Buckhalter should be owned in most medium and deep leagues, just in case.

Reggie Wayne (knee, ankle) isn't on the injury report for the Colts, so plug and play with No. 87.

Reggie Bush (knee) was limited and remains a question mark for Week 12. At least he's got time on his side, with the Packers waiting on Monday night.

Brandon Jacobs (knee) didn't practice, though he's optimistic he'll be able to go against the Cardinals. It's going to be a while before we have any development to this situation.

Tony Gonzalez (knee) and Mark Bradley (calf) missed all of the work, so let's make sure we come back and check on these guys before the weekend. For all of my love for Tyler Thigpen as a fantasy story, he needs more than just Dwayne Bowe running downfield.

Steven Jackson (quad) is already considered out for this week, so Antonio Pittman gets the rock against Chicago. The assignment gets tougher with left tackle Orlando Pace (knee) expected to miss a handful of games.

Kyle Orton (ankle) isn't on the injury report, so he should be good to go against the spotty St. Louis pass defense.

Sammy Morris (knee) was at work and could be the starter at Miami. You know the Patriots, they're not in the business of dispensing information.

Matt Hasselbeck (back) rested but Mike Holmgren expects to get him back Thursday. No worries.

Peyton Hillis (shoulder) had a full session and looks ready to start again. Selvin Young (groin) probably won't be available in Week 12.

Steve Slaton (chest) skipped some reps but the Texans are expecting him to go against Cleveland.

Laveranues Coles (thigh) was limited and while he's fully expected to play at Tennessee, there's no denying that he looked somewhat gimpy during the win at New England a week ago.

Marques Colston (knee) had a limited day, his mid-week routine. He's been playing through this soreness for a while, and there's no reason to suspect he won't go Monday against the Packers. Jeremy Shockey (ankle) also had a partial session.

Roddy White (back) was held out of practice, while Jerious Norwood (rib) had a full day. We'll see what White is able to do the next two days; it's too early to be concerned on him.

Kellen Winslow (shoulder) sat out as expected. It's going to take a while for this one to play out.

Derrick Mason (shoulder) didn't work and will probably be a game-time decision again this week.

Jason Witten (ribs) had a limited day, as you'd expect given his injury. He's fully expected to start against the Niners.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh (back) is considered probable for Thursday's game at Pittsburgh.

Kevin Smith (groin) skipped some reps but isn't in grave danger of missing the Sunday date with Tampa Bay. Rudi Johnson (knee) missed the practice entirely.

Tony Scheffler (groin) had a full practice and is ready to make it up to you after the Week 11 bagel. It's a good matchup against the spotty Oakland linebackers and safeties (remember Scheffler had a 72-yard reception in the season opener, and later just missed a touchdown).

Koren Robinson (knee) was rested but should be active against Washington.

Darren McFadden (toes) had a full day and perhaps he's ready to do something of note in Week 12. It's a tasty matchup at Denver, but this is not someone we can trust on spec.

JaMarcus Russell (knee, ankle) had a limited day, getting him ready for the limited fantasy line he'll probably throw at the Broncos.

Warrick Dunn (back) took it easy Wednesday but he's still likely to be the starter on game day at Detroit. That's a cushy assignment, obviously.

Matt Jones (thigh) had a full day, encouraging given that he wasn't able to play against the Titans last week. His suspension appeal remains in limbo, so for the moment it looks like he'll be able to go against Minnesota.

Felix Jones (hamstring) did some work and might be able to go against San Francisco. Terrell Owens (illness) missed the session but there's no concern yet of him missing Sunday's game.

Fred Taylor (neck) didn't practice Wednesday, but he's been playing through this injury.

Josh Morgan (groin) and Arnaz Battle (foot) both skipped practice, good news if you're desperate for something with Bryant Johnson or Jason Hill. Surprisingly, Isaac Bruce hasn't done much yet with new quarterback Shaun Hill (just 34 yards the last two weeks).

LenDale White (thigh) didn't work, though he's probably going to be available on game day.

Bobby Wade (thigh) was held completely out of practice, if you wanted to know.

Mike Nugent (thigh) is doing some work but the way Jay Feely is kicking, there's no incentive for the Jets to make a chance.

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