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Colts Thursday Notebook: Colts, Titans Players Get Thanksgiving Day Off

The Indianapolis Colts’ players on Thursday were off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday ahead of Sunday’s Week 12 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. What were a couple takeaways from the day?

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts' players on Thursday were off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday ahead of Sunday's Week 12 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. What were a couple takeaways from the day?

Injury report

Both the Colts and Titans did not practice on Thursday, so this report is an estimation of a player's participation if there was a practice:

For the Titans:

DNP: WR A.J. Brown (knee), CB Adoree' Jackson (knee), T Dennis Kelly (knee)

Limited: CB Malcolm Butler (rib), WR Adam Humphries (concussion), C Ben Jones (knee), G Rodger Safford III (ankle)

Full: DL Larrell Murchison (rib), TE MyCole Pruitt (knee), TE Jonnu Smith (ankle), S Kenny Vaccaro (concussion)

Some takeaways:

— The Colts on Wednesday had nine players who did not participate in practice, and every one of them play a crucial role on offense, defense and/or special teams. If the team had practice on Thursday, it estimates that three of those players would've returned to the fold — all on defense.

Safety Julian Blackmon (illness), defensive end Justin Houston (not injury related) and cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (illness) were estimated to be full participants for the Colts on Thursday.

Still estimated as being out on Thursday were center Ryan Kelly (neck), guard Quenton Nelson (back/ankle), linebacker Bobby Okereke (ankle), wide receiver Zach Pascal (knee/foot), quarterback Philip Rivers (toe) and safety Khari Willis (ribs/shoulder).

When it comes to Rivers, the veteran quarterback — who has the NFL's longest-active consecutive starts streak — said Wednesday he fully expects to be back on the practice field on Friday; that's when head coach Frank Reich next talks to the media and is expected to announce who's been ruled out of Sunday's game.

— For the Titans, Thursday's estimated practice report is a mirror image of Wednesday's, outside of wide receiver Adam Humphries (concussion) going from a full participant on Wednesday to limited on Thursday.

Top receiver A.J. Brown, meanwhile, was estimated to miss practice for a second straight day, though he's been in and out of practice in recent weeks as he works his way through a knee injury that kept him out of two games earlier in the year.

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