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Akers was held out of Wednesday's practice due to an illness, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.
In the wake of the Rams waiving Darrell Henderson last week, Akers ended up playing second fiddle to rookie Kyren Williams out of the team's backfield during this past Sunday's loss at Kansas City. While Akers' snap share (30 percent) paled in comparison to Williams' (70 percent), the former had more rushing yards (37-35) while the latter notched more touches (14-8) and yards from scrimmage (60-37). Akers now is beginning Week 13 prep with an absence, so his status will be one to monitor in advance of Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Paul Gutierrez of ESPN previous relayed that after Jacobs tweaked his left calf in a non-contact drill during last Friday's practice, the running back wasn't sure if he'd play Sunday against the Seahawks until about two hours before kickoff. Jacobs ended up giving it a go and racked up 33 carries for 229 yards and two touchdowns to go along with six catches for 74 yards in his team's 40-34 overtime win. However, given that Jacobs aggravated his injury late in regulation, his status is now worth monitoring closely as this weekend's game against the Chargers approaches. Per Levi Edwards of the Raiders' official site, if Jacobs is out or limited versus Los Angeles, Zamir White could be the next man up in Las Vegas' Week 13 backfield.
Armstead (pectoral) still has a chance to play Sunday against the 49ers, according to head coach Mike McDaniel, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Armstead left Sunday's win over the Texans early with what was determined to be a strained pectoral muscle. The assumption was he'd be out for at least Week 13 against San Francisco, but McDaniels is being more optimistic than that stating, "as long as there's nothing keeping him from hurting his team or himself, he'll be out there." Whether playing with a strained pectoral could be detrimental to Armstead's health is the question. With Austin Jackson's (ankle) status also in doubt for the game, the Dolphins are in danger of missing both of their starting tackles. Brandon Shell would likely be the first man up to draw a start in either's place, with Greg Little next in line if both were to miss.
Hamilton (knee) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.
Hamilton was deemed inactive for Week 12 due to a knee injury he picked up in Week 11. It's encouraging to see the safety return to practice, albeit in a limited fashion, to being Week 13 prep, but he'll likely have to log at least one full session over the next two days to avoid an injury designation for Sunday's matchup against Denver.
Mills (groin) is questionable for Thursday's matchup against the Bills, Jordy McElroy of USA Today reports.
Mills was limited at practice throughout Week 13 prep and is officially listed as questionable. If he's unable to suit up Thursday, Myles Bryant and Jack Jones would be candidates for increased roles.
Okudah (concussion) logged a limited practice Wednesday.
Okudah was forced out of Week 11's win over the Giants with a concussion, and he was unable to clear protocols in time to play Thanksgiving day against the Bills. However, with his ability to take the field for practice Wednesday, it appears he is making progress on clearing those protocol hurdles. If he remains out Sunday against the Jaguars, Jerry Jacobs and Mike Hughes will likely be the biggest beneficiaries for snaps.
Likely (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday.
After initially being listed as questionable for this past Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Likely was subsequently downgraded to out Saturday. The tight end's ability to practice Wednesday suggests that he has a chance to return to action this weekend, but with Mark Andrews healthy and available these days, Likely's bankable fantasy upside is modest.
Stingley (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday.
Stingley was ruled out for Week 12 due to a hamstring injury he picked up a week prior. The rookie first-round pick remains sidelined to start Week 13 prep but will have two more opportunities to practice before the team needs to make a decision on his status for Sunday's matchup against the Browns. If he's sidelined, Steven Nelson and Desmond King figure to operate as the boundary cornerbacks, while Tavierre Thomas mans the slot role.
Jackson was limited at practice Wednesday by a quad injury.
Per Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official site, Jackson was slated to speak with reporters Wednesday but didn't after meeting with trainers prior to the end of practice. The QB is now scheduled to address the media Thursday or Friday, with his status now worth tracking in advance of Sunday's game against the Broncos now that he's managing a quad issue.
Hankins isn't listed on the injury report ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Colts, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Hankins was inactive for the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day win over the Giants due to an illness. However, he appears to have cleared the aliment and should be good to go for Sunday's primetime matchup against the Colts. Across three appearances with Dallas, the veteran defensive tackle has recorded four tackles while playing a rotational role.