Week 12 Essential NFL Practice News & Notes for Friday

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (left wrist, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12. Bortles is expected to face the Colts, and could see a lot of garbage time if Jacksonville falls behind early. Bortles made his NFL debut in the second half of the Jaguars’ previous meeting with the Colts, and he threw for 223 yards and two scores in two quarters of play.


Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12. Brady will be fine for a tough matchup with the Lions.


Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone, out) has been ruled out for Week 12. Mark Sanchez will continue to guide the Eagles’ offense with Foles sidelined. Sanchez has the second highest YPA (8.54) of all quarterbacks with at least 100 attempts. Aaron Rodgers leads the way with 8.78 YPA.


Texans QB Ryan Mallett (chest, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12.


Bills QB Kyle Orton (toe) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking limited practice reps Thursday. Orton looked dreadful against the Dolphins last Thursday night, but has a much better matchup against the Jets. It also helps that the game is indoors.


Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12. Antonio Gates made some headlines when he said that Rivers is playing through a “very severe rib injury.” Rivers should be fine for a pretty good matchup with the Rams, though Peyton Manning had trouble against St. Louis last week, and Rivers only has one touchdown pass (versus three interceptions) in his last two games.

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