Week 11 Injury Wrap: Rummaging through running backs

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The running back position dominates this week's lap around the injury report, so we'll start there. Get your copays and clipboards ready.

-- The Texans are playing it coy with Arian Foster (groin), but he didn't practice all week. It would be a shock if he played Sunday against Cleveland. Alfred Blue is the next man up, and Andy Behrens offers some Blue propaganda over here.

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-- Giovani Bernard (hip) missed the full practice week and remains a game-by-game proposition. He won't play Week 11 at New Orleans, leaving Jeremy Hill to start again.

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-- Although Reggie Bush (ankle) is listed as questionable, it would be a surprise if he made it at Arizona. Joique Bell and Theo Riddick figure to share the backfield work.

-- Pierre Thomas (shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (arm) aren't ready to return, so Mark Ingram remains the primary rushing option for New Orleans. Ingram has been immense the last three weeks, carrying the ball 81 times for 392 yards (4.8 YPC) and three touchdowns. He's rushed the ball 24, 30 and 27 times in those starts, usage not commonly seen in today's game.

-- Ryan Mathews (knee) had a strong practice week and is ready to go at home against Oakland.

-- Ronnie Hillman (foot) is expected to miss multiple games, which opens up the Denver backfield. The Broncos haven't named a starter for the game at St. Louis, but you have to figure C.J. Anderson will see a lot of work after last week's showing at Oakland (163 total yards on 17 touches, one score). Montee Ball (groin) is expected to play, his first appearance since Week 5.

-- Rashad Jennings (knee) had a solid preparation week and is expected to play against San Francisco. Jennings says he's ready for a full workload, if you want to take stock in that. New York's rushing game has been a mess in his absence.

-- Marshawn Lynch (calf) missed a couple of midweek practices but had a full Friday and should play at Kansas City, though the Seahawks list him as questionable. It's an early start at Arrowhead, so we'll have plenty of time to adjust if anything unusual goes down before kickoff.

-- Doug Martin (ankle) is out for another week, leaving the Bucs with their backfield collection of Bobby Rainey, Charles Sims and Mike James.

-- Jerick McKinnon (back) had a full session Friday and is listed as probable for the match at Chicago. The Vikings could have some clarity on the Adrian Peterson situation next week.

Wide Receiver and Tight End

-- Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Martellus Bennett (ribs) are expected to go against Minnesota. They're probable.

-- Delanie Walker (concussion) didn't practice Friday and barring some miraculous turnaround, he won't play Monday night against Pittsburgh.

-- Brent Celek dinged his ankle in Monday's win over Carolina, but he's listed as probable.

-- Anthony Fasano (knee) missed the full practice week and is listed as questionable. Maybe it's finally a breakthrough moment for Travis Kelce.

-- Jordan Cameron (concussion) is out indefinitely and won't play against Houston. Andrew Hawkins (knee) had a full Friday practice and is considered probable, and the Browns get Josh Gordon back in Week 12.

-- Kyle Rudolph (groin) had a full workout Thursday and Friday and looks ready to play for the first time since Week 3.

Quarterback

-- The Panthers really want you to believe Cam Newton isn't hurt. They didn't list him on their Week 11 injury report.

-- Carson Palmer (torn ACL) is done for the year, leaving Drew Stanton as Arizona's starter. 

-- The Rams decided to bench Austin Davis, so Shaun Hill gets the home start against Denver. Good luck with that.

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