The Minnesota Vikings listed wide receiver Percy Harvin as “doubtful” for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. Harvin sprained his left ankle in a Nov. 4 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, causing the versatile weapon on offense and special teams to miss the last two games. With Harvin not expected to play on Sunday, fourth round receiver Jarius Wright will see an increased role in the offense. Inactive for most of the season, Wright has logged 72 snaps in Harvin’s absence, catching 10 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. Six Packers were ruled out on Friday, including linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring), cornerback Sam Shields (ankle) and safety Charles Woodson (collarbone). Wide receiver Greg Jennings is “probable” with a groin injury that has cost him eight games and over $200,000 in “per game active” roster bonuses in 2012, the final season of his current contract. Tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip), left guard Logan Mankins (ankle/calf) and first round defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle) were ruled out by the New England Patriots, who also listed 15 players, 30 percent of the remaining roster, as “questionable”. Among those who have “50-50″ shots of playing against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday are wide receivers Julian Edelman (concussion), Brandon Lloyd (knee) and Wes Welker (ankle), tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle), guard Dan Connolly (back), right tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee), and linebackers Dont’a Hightower (hamstring) and Brandon Spikes (knee). The Dolphins listed rookie fullback Jorvorskie Lane as “questionable” with a knee injury that had limited or out of this week’s practices. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger (right shoulder) and Byron Leftwich (ribs) were officially ruled out on Friday, as was outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley (ankle) and second round right tackle Mike Adams, who will be replacing in the starting lineup by undrafted rookie Kelvin Beachum. 37-year-old Charlie Batch will start for the Steelers, who do get wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle) back and should have safety Troy Polamalu (calf) in the lineup as they attempt to keep their playoff hopes alive against the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens. On the Ravens’ side, cornerback Jimmy Smith is out after undergoing surgery recently to repair a sports hernia. No. 2 tight end Ed Dickson, who has 14 receptions for 152 yards while playing in over 56 percent of the Ravens’ offensive snaps, is “doubtful” with a knee injury.
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Percy Harvin, Ben Roethlisberger headline Week 13′s injury reports (Shutdown Corner)