Tuesday Injury Report

by KFFL Staff on September 26, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 


Arizona Cardinals

Current Updates

Defense
--DL Kendrick Clancy: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals DT Kendrick Clancy (groin) is nursing a groin pull, but is expected to be fine for Week 4.

Previous Updates

Defense
--LB James Darling: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals LB James Darling (calf) is expected to return to play in Week 4 after sitting out with a calf injury.
--CB Eric Green: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals CB Eric Green (groin) is expected to return to play in Week 4 after sitting out with a groin injury.


Atlanta Falcons

Current Updates

Defense
--DL John Abraham: Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham (groin) is still suffering from a strained groin and was able to jog last week prior to Week 3. However, Abraham was not able to run hard or explode out of his stance. Abrahams status is uncertain for Week 4.
--DL Patrick Kerney: Atlanta Falcons DE Patrick Kerney (triceps) played about 75 percent of the defensive snaps for the second consecutive week during Week 3 and will continue to play the right defensive end position if DE John Abraham (groin) is unable to play Week 4.
--LB Edgerton Hartwell: Atlanta Falcons LB Edgerton Hartwell (knees) will likely be listed as questionable for Week 4 as he continues to rehab from procedures on both knees.
--CB DeAngelo Hall: Atlanta Falcons CB DeAngelo Hall (calf) injured his calf during Week 3, but should be able to start in Week 4.


Baltimore Ravens

Previous Updates

Offense
--TE Todd Heap: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (ankle) suffered an ankle injury at home prior to Week 3, but was able to play Sunday, Sept. 24. However, Heap was visibly not 100 percent and could need a few weeks to fully recover. Heap is expected to start in Week 4.
--OT Jonathan Ogden: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens OT Jonathan Ogden (knee) played Week 3 despite being listed as questionable with a knee injury. Ogden will start during Week 4.

Defense
--DL Terrell Suggs: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DE Terrell Suggs (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during Week 3, but was not walking with a limp Monday, Sept. 25. I dont feel that bad. I feel a lot better than [Sunday], Suggs said. I think were probably making a big deal over nothing. Suggs is currently day to day heading into Week 4.


Buffalo Bills

Previous Updates

Offense
--FB Daimon Shelton: Buffalo Bills FB Daimon Shelton (head) should be fine to play in Week 4.

Defense
--LB Takeo Spikes: Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring) missed Week 3 with a hamstring injury and is questionable for Week 4.
--SS Matt Bowen: Buffalo Bills S Matt Bowen (leg) missed Week 3 with a lower leg injury and is questionable for Week 4.


Carolina Panthers

Previous Updates

Offense
--WR Steve Smith: Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (hamstring) returned to action in Week 3 and participated in 52 snaps, according to head coach John Fox, who said the receiver felt fine after the game Monday, Sept. 25. Smith had missed the first two games due to a hamstring injury.
--TE Mike Seidman: Carolina Panthers TE Mike Seidman (knee) suffered a knee injury during Week 3 and his status for Week 4 has yet to be determined.
--C Justin Hartwig: Carolina Panthers C Justin Hartwig (groin) did not play in Week 3 due to a groin injury, but he will be re-evaluated later this week leading up to Week 4. Center Geoff Hangartner has started in place of Hartwig the last two games and has received praise from head coach John Fox.

Defense
--LB Dan Morgan: Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (concussion) did not play in Week 3 due to a concussion and his status will be re-evaluated for Week 4.


Chicago Bears

Previous Updates

Offense
--TE Desmond Clark: Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark (foot/ankle) suffered an injury to his foot and ankle during Week 3 and was taken to the locker room on a cart. Clark was wearing a walking boot following the game and his status will be re-evaluated later this week.
--C Patrick Mannelly: Chicago Bears LS Patrick Mannelly (illness) played in Week 3 despite being listed as questionable with an undisclosed illness last week.

Defense
--DL Israel Idonije: Chicago Bears DL Israel Idonije (ankle) did not play in Week 3 due to an ankle injury, but head coach Lovie Smith said he is close to returning and is expected to be available for Week 4.
--LB Jamar Williams: Chicago Bears rookie LB Jamar Williams (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during Week 3 and his status is unknown for Week 4.
--FS Cameron Worrell: Chicago Bears S Cameron Worrell (knee) was able to play in Week 3 despite a knee injury.
--FS Chris Harris: Chicago Bears S Chris Harris (ankle) did not play in Week 3 due to an ankle injury, but he is expected to play in Week 4.


Cincinnati Bengals

Previous Updates

Offense
--RB Chris Perry: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Chris Perry (ankle) is making progress on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list. Head coach Marvin Lewis said Perry "continues to improve and looks to be able to come off that list when that time period is over."
--WR Antonio Chatman: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Antonio Chatman (groin) is improving, and is expected to be upgraded from doubtful for Week 4.
--WR Tab Perry: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Tab Perry (hip) is OUT for Week 4, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
--C Rich Braham: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals C Rich Braham (knee) is OUT for Week 4, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
--OT Adam Kieft: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals OL Adam Kieft (knee) is "being held at a little slower pace with the knee injury," according to head coach Marvin Lewis. Kieft is currently on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list.

Defense
--DL Jonathan Fanene: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Jonathan Fanene (hamstring) is making progress on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list and should be able to play when he is eligible to come off the list, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
--LB A.J. Nicholson: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB A.J. Nicholson (hamstring) is unlikely to play Week 4, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
--FS Dexter Jackson: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals SS Dexter Jackson (ankle) is unlikely to play Week 4, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.


Cleveland Browns

Previous Updates

Offense
--QB Charlie Frye: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns QB Charlie Frye (general soreness) expects to play in Week 4.
--RB Reuben Droughns: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Reuben Droughns (shoulder) did not play in Week 3 due to a shoulder injury, but expects to play in Week 4.
--WR Joe Jurevicius: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (ribs) did not play in Week 3 due to injured ribs, but he could be available to play in Week 4.
--TE Darnell Dinkins: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Darnell Dinkins (hamstring) did not play in Week 3 due to a strained hamstring.
--TE Kellen Winslow: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow (knee) is bothered by wear and tear to his knee, but he played in Week 3 and expects to play in Week 4.

Defense
--DL Orpheus Roye: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DT Orpheus Roye (shoulder) did not play in Week 3 due to a shoulder injury, but expects to play in Week 4.
--DL Nick Eason: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DE Nick Eason (ankle) did not play in Week 3 due to an ankle sprain.
--LB Willie McGinest: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (calf) aggravated his strained calf during Week 3, but was able to return to the game.
--CB Gary Baxter: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (pectoral) did not play in Week 3, but has not been ruled out to play in Week 4.
--CB Leigh Bodden: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Leigh Bodden (elbow) said he was undergoing an X-ray on his elbow after the Week 3 game, but head coach Romeo Crennel said Bodden would be fine.


Dallas Cowboys

Current Updates

Offense
--WR Terrell Owens: ESPNews reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens (finger) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 26, and has not been ruled out for Week 4.
--WR Terry Glenn: Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terry Glenn (hand) cut his hand Monday, Sept. 25, and his status for practice Tuesday, Sept. 26 as well as Week 4 is uncertain, according to a source. However, the injury is not believed to serious.


Denver Broncos

Current Updates

Offense
--RB Mike Bell: Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos RB Mike Bell (finger) has been able to practice and play in all three games thus far this season despite a fractured middle finger.
--WR Rod Smith: Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (concussion) suffered a concussion late in Week 3s game and is currently day-to-day.

Defense
--DL Courtney Brown: Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos DE Courtney Brown (knee) is currently day-to-day leading up to Week 4 as he continues to recover from surgery to repair a knee injury.


Detroit Lions

Previous Updates

Offense
--WR Shaun Bodiford: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Shaun Bodiford (knee) will practice Wednesday, Sept. 27, and is currently day-to-day with a knee injury.
--OG Barry Stokes: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions OT Barry Stokes (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 4 due to a hamstring injury.
--OG Ross Verba: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions OG Ross Verba (hamstring) re-injured his hamstring during Week 3 and is currently week-to-week heading into Week 4. Backup OL Rick DeMulling will replace Verba in the starting lineup.
--OG Rex Tucker: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions OT Rex Tucker (knee) did not play in Week 3 due to a knee injury and he is currently week-to-week heading into Week 4.

Defense
--LB Alex Lewis: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Alex Lewis (knee) did not play in Week 3 due to a knee injury and is out for Week 4.
--SS Kenoy Kennedy: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions S Kenoy Kennedy (foot) did not play in Week 3 due to a foot injury and is out for Week 4.


Green Bay Packers

Previous Updates

Offense
--OG Junius Coston: Green Bay Packers OG Junius Coston (knee) might attempt to practice this week but will be questionable for Week 4.
--OL Jason Spitz: Green Bay Packers OG Jason Spitz (thigh) remains questionable for the Week 4 game.

Defense
--DL Ryan Pickett: Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (ankle) could miss the team's Week 4 game with swelling in his ankle. He was able to finish the Week 3 game and the team's coaches are hoping he will be able to play.
--DL Kenderick Allen: Green Bay Packers DL Kenderick Allen (foot) might not be able to practice this week with a foot sprain. His injury does not appear to be too serious.
--CB Will Blackmon: Green Bay Packers CB Will Blackmon (foot) is still bother by soreness in his foot and his availability for practice this week is unknown.


Houston Texans

Previous Updates

Offense
--C Mike Flanagan: Houston Texans C Mike Flanagan (foot) is listed as day-to-day and will be limited in practice this week.

Defense
--DL Antwan Peek: Houston Texans LB Antwan Peek (groin) should play in the Week 4 game.
--LB Morlon Greenwood: Houston Texans LB Morlon Greenwood (ankle) is healthy for the Week 4 game.
--CB Phillip Buchanon: Houston Texans CB Phillip Buchanon (ankle) is healthy and will practice all this week.


Indianapolis Colts

Previous Updates

Offense
--QB Jim Sorgi: Indianapolis Colts QB Jim Sorgi (shoulder) suited up for Week 3 and is expected to be available for the Week 4 game.
--WR Brandon Stokley: Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley's (ankle) status for the Week 4 game is uncertain. He did not play in the team's Week 3 game.
--TE Ben Utecht: Indianapolis Colts TE Ben Utecht (concussion) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--OG Ryan Lilja: Indianapolis Colts OG Ryan Lilja (knee) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--OT Ryan Diem: Indianapolis Colts OT Ryan Diem (hamstring) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--OT Jake Scott: Indianapolis Colts OT Jake Scott (knee) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.

Defense
--DL Corey Simon: Indianapolis Colts DL Corey Simon (knee) missed the Week 3 game and is not expected to play Week 4.
--DL Dwight Freeney: Indianapolis Colts DL Dwight Freeney (buttocks) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--DL Montae Reagor: Indianapolis Colts DL Montae Reagor (knee) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--DL Josh Thomas: Indianapolis Colts DL Josh Thomas (hip) could return for the Week 4 game. He did not play in the team's Week 3 game.
--DL Darrell Reid: Indianapolis Colts DL Darrell Reid (elbow) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--DL Ryan LaCasse: Indianapolis Colts DL Ryan LaCasse (foot) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--LB Gary Brackett: Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (calf) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--LB Gilbert Gardner: Indianapolis Colts LB Gilbert Gardner (hand) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--LB Freddie Keiaho: Indianapolis Colts LB Freddie Keiaho (knee) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--CB Nick Harper: Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (groin) suffered a groin injury during the Week 3 game and is not expected to play Week 4. He will be replaced by CB Marlin Jackson.
--CB Kelvin Hayden: Indianapolis Colts CB Kelvin Hayden's (groin) status for the Week 4 game is uncertain. He did not play in the team's Week 3 game.
--FS Bob Sanders: Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders' (shoulder, knee) status for the Week 4 game is uncertain. He did not play in the team's Week 3 game.

Special Teams
--PK Adam Vinatieri: Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri's (groin) status for the Week 4 game is uncertain. He did not play in the team's Week 3 game.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Previous Updates

Offense
--FB Derrick Wimbush: Jacksonville Jaguars RB Derrick Wimbush (knee) missed Week 3 with a knee injury and will be re-evaluated later this week.
--WR Chad Owens: Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chad Owens (ribs) missed Week 3 with bruised ribs and will be re-evaluated later this week.

Defense
--DL Marcellus Wiley: Jacksonville Jaguars DE Marcellus Wiley (groin) missed Week 3 with a groin injury and will be re-evaluated later this week.
--CB Brian Williams: Jacksonville Jaguars CB Brian Williams (head) suffered a head injury during Week 3 and will be evaluated later this week. Head coach Jack Del Rio said the injury was minor.


Kansas City Chiefs

Previous Updates

Offense
--QB Trent Green: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Trent Green (concussion) will not play in Week 4.
--OT Kyle Turley: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs OT Kyle Turley (back) did not practice Monday, Sept. 25 due to a back injury, but he will play in Week 4.


Miami Dolphins

Previous Updates

Offense
--OT Joe Berger: Miami Dolphins OG Joe Berger (foot) is highly unlikely to play in the Week 4 game. Head coach Nick Saban said Berger will begin practicing again this week.

Defense
--LB Derrick Pope: Miami Dolphins LB Derrick Pope (hamstring) will "probably work" in practice this week, according to head coach Nick Saban. Pope's status for the Week 4 game is still uncertain.
--CB Eddie Jackson: Miami Dolphins CB Eddie Jackson (toe) was unable to put pressure on his toe immediately after the team's Week 3 game. Head coach Nick Saban said the team is optimistic he will be "ok."


Minnesota Vikings

Previous Updates

Offense
--QB Tarvaris Jackson: Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (knee) underwent knee surgery Monday, Sept. 25, to repair damage to the meniscus and is expected to miss two weeks to a month.
--WR Marcus Robinson: Minnesota Vikings WR Marcus Robinson (hamstring) did not play in Week 3, but is expected to return for Week 4. Robinson has been battling a hamstring injury.
--WR Maurice Mann: Minnesota Vikings WR Maurice Mann made his NFL debut during Week 3, replacing injured WR Marcus Robinson (hamstring).
--OG Steve Hutchinson: Minnesota Vikings OG Steve Hutchinson (leg) suffered leg cramps during Week 3, and left the game briefly before returning to action.
--OG Artis Hicks: Minnesota Vikings OG Artis Hicks (knee) suffered a knee contusion during Week 3, but was able to return.

Defense
--DL Pat Williams: Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle during Week 3, but should be fine for Week 4.
--DL Jayme Mitchell: Minnesota Vikings DE Jayme Mitchell made his NFL debut in Week 3, taking the roster spot of DE Erasmus James (knee), who is out for the year with a knee injury. Mitchell is involved in the defensive line rotation.
--LB Ben Leber: Minnesota Vikings LB Ben Leber (knee) suffered a sprained left knee in Week 3, but returned to the game wearing a brace. Lebers status for Week 4 has yet to be determined.
--CB Fred Smoot: Minnesota Vikings CB Fred Smoot (concussion) suffered a concussion during Week 3, but was able to return to the game.


New England Patriots

Previous Updates

Offense
--RB Corey Dillon: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots RB Corey Dillon (arm) suffered an arm injury during the Week 3 game and was unable to return to action.
--OT Matt Light: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots OT Matt Light (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 3 game but was able to return.

Defense
--FS Eugene Wilson: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots S Eugene Wilson (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury during the Week 3 game but was able to return.
--SS Rodney Harrison: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots SS Rodney Harrison (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during the Week 3 game but was able to return.


New Orleans Saints

Current Updates

Defense
--DL Rob Ninkovich: New Orleans Saints DE Rob Ninkovich (knee) suffered a knee injury during Week 3 and will miss up to eight weeks. Ninkovich will undergo a scope on his injured knee Friday, Sept. 29.
--FS Bryan Scott: New Orleans Saints S Bryan Scott (hamstring) re-injured his hamstring during Week 3 and will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Sept. 27. Scott is doubtful for Week 4.


New York Giants

Previous Updates

Offense
--WR Plaxico Burress: Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (back) was benched after being involved in two costly turnovers during the first half of the Week 3 game against the Seattle Seahawks. I was giving everything I have, Burress said, who is still suffering from a back injury. My best wasnt good enough today. Im not really upset with myself. I let my team down when I had two turnovers. If I hadnt made those turnovers, we probably could have won the football game. Those things I put on me. Im not going to sit there and make excuses. I chose to go out there and play and that was the outcome. I just have to come back, get on the practice field, get some rest and come back and make some plays. The Giants have a Bye in Week 4, giving Burress additional time to recover.
--WR David Tyree: New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (back) was benched during the Week 3 game because he was struggling with his back strain. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Burress worked hard to play in the game but did not play well when given the opportunity. WR David Tyree replaced him in the game.

Defense
--LB Carlos Emmons: New York Giants LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral) continues to undergo tests on his strained pectoral muscle. Emmons suffered the same type of injury Week 3 that ended his 2005 season. His status for the Week 4 game is still unknown.
--CB Sam Madison: New York Giants CB Sam Madison (knee) suffered a sprained right knee during the Week 3 game but was able to return. He is not expected to miss any practice time.


New York Jets

Previous Updates

Offense
--QB Chad Pennington: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (calf) was able to play Week 3 despite a calf injury.
--RB Kevan Barlow: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow started his first game with the team during Week 3, but limped off the field during the clubs last touchdown drive. RB Cedric Houston replaced him. Barlow said he was fine following the game.
--RB Cedric Houston: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow started his first game with the team during Week 3, but limped off the field during the clubs last touchdown drive. RB Cedric Houston replaced him. Barlow said he was fine following the game.
--WR Laveranues Coles: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (calf) was able to start during Week 3 despite a calf injury.
--WR Tim Dwight: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Tim Dwight (thigh) was active for the first time this season during Week 3 despite a thigh injury.
--C Trey Teague: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets OL Trey Teague (ankle) did not play in Week 3 due to an ankle injury.
--OG Pete Kendall: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets OG Pete Kendall (thigh) was inactive for the second consecutive game Week 3 due to a thigh injury.

Defense
--DL Kimo von Oelhoffen: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Kimo von Oelhoffen (knee) started at right defensive end during Week 3 despite a knee injury.
--DL Dave Ball: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DE Dave Ball (hand) played his normal role as a reserve defensive lineman during Week 3 despite a hand injury.
--LB Matt Chatham: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets LB Matt Chatham (foot) filled in for LB Victor Hobson during Week 3 despite a foot injury. Hobson was benched briefly after a first quarter penalty.
--LB Victor Hobson: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets LB Matt Chatham (foot) filled in for LB Victor Hobson during Week 3 despite a foot injury. Hobson was benched briefly after a first quarter penalty.
--CB David Barrett: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB David Barrett (hip) was able to play the entire game during Week 3 despite a hip injury. Barrett replaced CB Justin Miller as a starter during Sundays game, Sept. 24.
--CB Justin Miller: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB David Barrett (hip) was able to play the entire game during Week 3 despite a hip injury. Barrett replaced CB Justin Miller as a starter during Sundays game, Sept. 24.
--FS Kerry Rhodes: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets S Kerry Rhodes (ankle) was able to play Week 3 despite an ankle injury. Rhodes had a productive game, recording two sacks and two forced fumbles. Rhodes now has three sacks on the season.


Oakland Raiders

Previous Updates

Offense
--OT Robert Gallery: Oakland Raiders OT Robert Gallery (calf) practiced Monday, Sept. 25, and should be available Week 4.

Defense
--DL Kevin Huntley: Oakland Raiders DE Kevin Huntley (foot) practiced Monday, Sept. 25, and should be available Week 4.
--LB Grant Irons: Oakland Raiders LB Grant Irons (back) did not practice Monday, Sept. 25, and his status for Week 4 is uncertain.
--LB Sam Williams: Oakland Raiders LB Sam Williams (ankle) practiced Monday, Sept. 25, and should play Week 4.
--CB Nnamdi Asomugha: Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha (foot) practiced Monday, Sept. 25, and should be available Week 4.
--CB Fabian Washington: Oakland Raiders CB Fabian Washington (hamstring) practiced Monday, Sept. 25, and should be available Week 4.


Philadelphia Eagles

Current Updates

Offense
--TE L.J. Smith: Bob Kent, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (shoulder) suffered a shoulder sprain for the second consecutive week during Week 3.
--OT William Thomas: Bob Kent, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles OT William Thomas (foot) suffered a strained foot during Week 3, and his status for Week 4 will be determined later this week.

Previous Updates

Offense
--WR Donte' Stallworth: Scott Bomboy, of NBC10.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) aggravated a hamstring injury during pre-game warm-ups Week 3 and is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday, Sept. 25.
--WR Reggie Brown: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (quadriceps) is day-to-day after suffering from a quadriceps spasm.

Defense
--CB Lito Sheppard: Bob Kent, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (ankle) is expected to return to the practice field in preparation for Week 4. "Lito will have a chance to practice this week. We'll see where he's at," head coach Andy Reid said. "I don't know how fast he'll be going, but we'll see how he does. He wants to get back out there.
--CB Roderick Hood: Scott Bomboy, of NBC10.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Roderick Hood (heel) had his heel tighten up during the first half of the Week 3 game and his status is unknown at this time.
--FS Brian Dawkins: Scott Bomboy, of NBC10.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles S Brian Dawkins (concussion) suffered a concussion during Week 3 and his status is currently unknown. However, Dawkins did appear at the post-game press conference.
--SS Michael Lewis: Scott Bomboy, of NBC10.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles S Michael Lewis (quadriceps) suffered a contusion to his quadriceps during Week 3 and his status is currently unknown.
--SS Sean Considine: Scott Bomboy, of NBC10.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles S Sean Considine (hip) suffered a hip injury during Week 3 and is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday, Sept. 25.


San Diego Chargers

Current Updates

Offense
--WR Keenan McCardell: San Diego Chargers WR Keenan McCardell (hamstring) missed practice Tuesday, Sept. 26. He is expected to practice this week and play in the Week 4 game.
--TE Aaron Shea: The San Diego Chargers announced they have placed TE Aaron Shea (back) on injured reserve, officially ending his season.
--TE Ryan Krause: San Diego Chargers TE Ryan Krause (hamstring) missed practice Tuesday, Sept. 26.
--OG Mike Goff: San Diego Chargers OG Mike Goff (groin) practiced Tuesday, Sept. 26.
--OG Kris Dielman: San Diego Chargers OG Kris Dielman (hamstring) practiced Tuesday, Sept. 26.
--OT Leander Jordan: San Diego Chargers OT Leander Jordan (shoulder) missed practice Tuesday, Sept. 26 and could miss the Week 4 game.

Defense
--DL Igor Olshansky: Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers DL Igor Olshansky (knee) says he expects to play Week 4. "Yeah, I'm playing," Olshansky said. Every day for me, every night, is beneficial, makes me feel better and better. I'm ready to go. I'm really fortunate to be in this situation where it was a bye week.

Previous Updates

Defense
--LB Shawne Merriman: KIOZ Rock 105.3 of San Diego reports San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman revealed during an interview that he suffered multiple fractures to his nose during Week 2 and underwent a procedure to repair the fractures during the clubs Bye in Week 3. Merriman is not expected to miss any time due to the injury.


San Francisco 49ers

Current Updates

Offense
--RB Frank Gore: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Michael Robinson could see extended action due to the uncertain availability of RB Frank Gore (abdominal), who suffered an abdominal strain during Week 3.

Previous Updates

Offense
--RB Maurice Hicks: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Maurice Hicks (ankle) is expected to be available for the Week 4 game after sustaining a sprained ankle Week 3. He will be listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--WR Taylor Jacobs: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Taylor Jacobs (hamstring) is not expected to be available for the Week 4 game.
--TE Vernon Davis: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (leg) suffered a hairline fracture in his fibula and is expected to miss four weeks. Davis will not need to wear a cast or undergo surgery for the injury.
--TE Delanie Walker: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (shoulder) said he expects to be available for the Week 4 game and is expected to practice Wednesday, Sept. 27. He will be listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.
--OG Larry Allen: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers OG Larry Allen (knee) is expected to miss the Week 4 game with a sprained MCL.


Seattle Seahawks

Current Updates

Offense
--RB Shaun Alexander: Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander will miss an undetermined amount of time with a broken bone in his foot.
--OG Floyd Womack: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks OG Floyd Womack (knee) could miss another month of action due to a knee injury. Womack will not play Week 4.

Previous Updates

Offense
--OG Chris Gray: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks OG Chris Gray (knee) suffered a sprained knee during Week 3 and did not return. Gray could miss Week 4.

Defense
--DL Joe Tafoya: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DE Joe Tafoya (knee) could miss several weeks with a knee injury.


St. Louis Rams

Previous Updates

Defense
--DL Leonard Little: St. Louis Rams DL Leonard Little (groin) missed a few plays early in the Week 3 game with a strained groin, but he was able to finish out the game.
--FS Corey Chavous: St. Louis Rams SS Corey Chavous (shoulder) missed three plays during the Week 3 game with a shoulder injury, but he was able to finish out the game.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Current Updates

Offense
--QB Chris Simms: Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Bruce Gradkowski is not concerned with being thrust into the starting lineup after QB Chris Simms (spleen) suffered a serious injury to his spleen in Week 3. "Im just going to bring energy out there on the field and just do my thing, Gradkowski said. Im going to take things as they come and make smart decisions and rely on the guys around me. Im a rookie, but Im going to play my game. There are great athletes on this team, great weapons Cadillac, all the receivers who have been doing a great job. So were going to get things rolling.
--QB Luke McCown: Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Luke McCown (knee) is making progress from a knee injury that landed him on the PUP list earlier this year, and is three to four weeks away from being eligible to return to action. I can run, McCown said. Im running straight ahead. Ive actually started doing cuts itll be my second week. Ive been doing angular cuts. Im planting on it pretty good and changing directions. It feels good. Again, Im only going at maybe 50 percent when Im doing that. Im just kind of getting a feel for how my body adjusts to that and the stabilization as far as how it feels when I make the cuts. Its getting better.
--QB Bruce Gradkowski: Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Bruce Gradkowski is not concerned with being thrust into the starting lineup after QB Chris Simms (spleen) suffered a serious injury to his spleen in Week 3. "Im just going to bring energy out there on the field and just do my thing, Gradkowski said. Im going to take things as they come and make smart decisions and rely on the guys around me. Im a rookie, but Im going to play my game. There are great athletes on this team, great weapons Cadillac, all the receivers who have been doing a great job. So were going to get things rolling.

Previous Updates

Offense
--QB Tim Rattay: Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie QB Bruce Gradkowski will now assume the starting quarterback duties heading into Week 4 now that QB Chris Simms (spleen) is out indefinitely. Simms remains hospitalized after having his ruptured spleen removed. Quarterback Tim Rattay now assumes the primary backup role. The club is also anticipating the return of QB Luke McCown (knee), who is currently on the PUP list.
--TE Dave Moore: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Dave Moore (ribs) remains out indefinitely with a rib injury and collapsed lung.
--OG Davin Joseph: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph (knee) remains out indefinitely with a right knee sprain.

Defense
--DL Anthony McFarland: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Anthony McFarland (hip) is expected to return for Week 5.
--LB Ryan Nece: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Ryan Nece (knee) is expected to be listed as questionable for Week 5.
--CB Brian Kelly: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (foot) is expected to return for Week 5.

Special Teams
--HC Jon Gruden: Chris Harry, of The Orlando Sentinel, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden defended the team's medical staff after they allowed QB Chris Simms (spleen) to return to the Week 3 game with a ruptured spleen. Gruden said, "He was diagnosed carefully. His abdomen. His chest. He showed no symptoms whatsoever of any spleen injury, of any bleeding, or anything of that kind. We felt he had a sore case of ribs." During the third quarter of the game, Simms left the team's huddle and was treated for dehydration with an IV in the team's locker room. He then returned for the team's next possession after saying he could play.


Tennessee Titans

Previous Updates

Offense
--RB Chris Brown: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Chris Brown (toe) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.
--FB Ahmard Hall: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans FB Ahmard Hall (ankle) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.
--TE Erron Kinney: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Erron Kinney (knee) will not play in the team's Week 4 game.
--C Eugene Amano: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans C Eugene Amano (ankle) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.
--OG Benji Olson: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans OG Benji Olson (calf) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.
--OG Zach Piller: Tennessee Titans OG Zach Piller (ankle) is not expected to practice this week and will be listed as questionable Week 4, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.

Defense
--DL Antwan Odom: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DL Antwan Odom (knee) could begin practicing this week and will likely be listed as questionable for Week 4.
--DL Travis LaBoy: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DL Travis LaBoy (back) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.
--LB Robert Reynolds: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB Robert Reynolds (thigh) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.

Special Teams
--P Craig Hentrich: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans P Craig Hentrich (back) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.


Washington Redskins

Previous Updates

Offense
--QB Mark Brunell: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins QB Mark Brunell (elbow) will play Week 4. Brunell had "a couple" stitches on his elbow for a laceration.

Defense
--DL Joe Salave'a: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Joe Salave'a (calf) is expected to attempt to practice Wednesday, Sept. 27.
--CB Shawn Springs: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (groin) is not expected to play in the Week 4 game.

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