Thursday injury roundup: Pats’ Taylor back on track

As teams around the league prepare for Week 16, here’s an update on some notable names from injury reports updated Thursday:

  • Patriots RB Fred Taylor (ankle) fully practiced for the second consecutive day and could play for the first time since he was sidelined by surgery in October. The opponent? The Jaguars, Taylor’s former team. Three defensive linemen — DE Jarvis Green (knee), DE Ty Warren (ankle) and DT Vince Wilfork (foot) — didn’t practice again.
  • Ravens S Ed Reed (groin) missed his second consecutive practice, increasing the likelihood that he’ll sit out his fourth consecutive game. Fully practicing were C Matt Birk (neck), TE Todd Heap (chest) and DT Haloti Ngata (ankle), all of whom were limited the previous day. WR Mark Clayton (knee) remained limited.
  • Bills QBs Trent Edwards (ankle) and Ryan Fitzpatrick (ankle) didn’t practice again, making it even more likely that third-stringer Brian Brohm will start Sunday. The opponent, the Falcons, appears unlikely to have RB Michael Turner (ankle), who hasn’t practiced, but QB Matt Ryan looks OK to play despite being limited in practice.
  • The Redskins added beleaguered DT Albert Haynesworth (knee) to their injury report after he was limited in practice. Haynesworth played in just two of the Redskins’ previous five games, and the NFL fined him $10,000 for his role in a scuffle with Giants RB Brandon Jacobs.
  • Giants coach Tom Coughlin didn’t sound too optimistic about CBs Corey Webster (knee) and Aaron Ross (hamstring), both of whom didn’t practice for the second consecutive day. Coughlin also said G Rich Seubert (knee) “is going to make every effort” to play Sunday against the Panthers and that OT Kareem McKenzie (knee) “is making a little progress” despite both not practicing.
  • Texans rookie LB Brian Cushing (foot, ribs) missed another practice, meaning he could sit out a game for the first time this season. Cushing leads the team with 119 tackles and would be missed against the Dolphins’ rushing attack, led by Ricky Williams.

Check out NFL.com’s injuries page for reports from all 32 teams.

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