Rosenthal generally breaks down the Friday injury report. But the very first hint of potential trouble comes on Wednesday, when teams submit the 1st practice report of the week.
Here’s a list of the large names that were missing from Wednesday’s practice.
They are: Falcons receiver Roddy White (thigh) Bills receiver Steve Johnson (groin) Bears tackle Gabe Carimi (knee) Broncos receiver Eddie Royal (groin) Packers running back Ryan Grant (kidney) Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (quad) Packers cornerback Charles Woodson (foot, knee) Cowboys receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (calf) Patriots guard Logan Mankins (illness) Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (knee) Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck (groin, neck) Texans receiver Andre Johnson (knee, toe) Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin (hamstring) Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (ribs) Jets center Nick Mangold (ankle) and Ravens receiver Lee Evans (ankle).
Raiders running back Darren McFadden fully participated in practice with a groin and shoulder injury. But this isn’t about injured guys who practiced. It’s about injured guys who didn’t.