Tuesday Injury Report

by KFFL Staff on October 3, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 


Arizona Cardinals
Previous Updates
Defense
--LB James Darling: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals LB James Darling (calf) will return to practice during the upcoming week.

Atlanta Falcons
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Jerious Norwood: Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood (shoulder) is nursing a shoulder injury, but should be fine to play in Week 6. The Falcons have a Bye in Week 5.
--OG Kynan Forney: Updating a previous report, Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons OG Kynan Forney (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during Week 4, but head coach Jim Mora believes Forney should be able to play in Week 6. The Falcons have a Bye in Week 5.
--OT Wayne Gandy: Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons OT Wayne Gandy (shoulder) is nursing a shoulder injury, but should be fine to play in Week 6. The Falcons have a Bye in Week 5.
Previous Updates
Defense
--DL John Abraham: Atlanta Falcons head coach Jim Mora said he's going to listen to DE John Abraham (groin) in regards to when he's able to play. Mora said Abraham wants to get back on the field, but he hasn't been physically able to as of yet. He noted Abraham will return when he's ready to roll.
--SS Omare Lowe: Atlanta Falcons CB Omare Lowe (shoulder) is dealing with a shoulder injury and the team is hopeful he will be available for Week 6.

Baltimore Ravens
Previous Updates
Offense
--C Jason Brown: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens OL Jason Brown will step into the staring lineup at left guard to replace LG Edwin Mulitalo (triceps), who is out for the remainder of the season.
--OG Edwin Mulitalo: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LG Edwin Mulitalo (elbow/triceps) will undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday, Oct. 3, to repair a torn triceps.
Defense
--DL Terrell Suggs: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DE Terrell Suggs (hamstring) was limited during Week 4 due to a hamstring injury. He remains day-to-day entering Week 5.

Buffalo Bills
Previous Updates
Offense
--C Duke Preston: Buffalo Bills OG Chris Villarrial (ankle) is expected to miss several weeks of action with a high-ankle sprain suffered during Week 4. He'll be replaced in the starting lineup by OL Duke Preston.
--OG Chris Villarrial: Buffalo Bills OG Chris Villarrial (ankle) is expected to miss several weeks of action with a high-ankle sprain suffered during Week 4. He'll be replaced in the starting lineup by OL Duke Preston.
Defense
--LB Takeo Spikes: Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring) is questionable to play during Week 5. He did not play during Week 4 due to a hamstring injury.
--SS Matt Bowen: Buffalo Bills S Matt Bowen (shin) is questionable to play during Week 5. He did not play during Week 4.

Carolina Panthers
Previous Updates
Offense
--TE Mike Seidman: Carolina Panthers TE Mike Seidman (knee) will have his status further evaluated Wednesday, Oct. 4.
--C Justin Hartwig: Carolina Panthers C Justin Hartwig (groin) will have his status further evaluated Wednesday, Oct. 4.
Defense
--LB Dan Morgan: Carolina Panthers MLB Dan Morgan (concussion) was not able to play during Week 4 due to concussion issues and his status for Week 5 will be evaluated Wednesday, Oct. 4. He has not been cleared for contact as of yet but head coach John Fox said Morgan has plans to play again and is not considering retirement.
--CB Ken Lucas: Carolina Panthers CB Richard Marshall started ahead of CB Ken Lucas (neck, shoulder) during Week 4. Head coach John Fox said the move was made because Lucas is having trouble tackling due to neck and shoulder injuries. Lucas played as a nickel back during the game and played extensively. Fox was not sure how long the team will stick with the current arrangement, but Lucas will return to the lineup when he can make tackles without any problems.
--CB Richard Marshall: Carolina Panthers CB Richard Marshall started ahead of CB Ken Lucas (neck, shoulder) during Week 4. Head coach John Fox said the move was made because Lucas is having trouble tackling due to neck and shoulder injuries. Lucas played as a nickel back during the game and played extensively. Fox was not sure how long the team will stick with the current arrangement, but Lucas will return to the lineup when he can make tackles without any problems.

Chicago Bears
Previous Updates
Offense
--FB Jason McKie: Chicago Bears FB Jason McKie (wrist) left the team's week 4 game with a wrist injury but was able to return. He is expected to be fine for Week 5.
--WR Mark Bradley: Chicago Bears WR Mark Bradley (ankle) will be re-evaluated later in the week and his status for Week 5 is unknown at this time. He did not play during Week 4.
--TE Desmond Clark: Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark (foot) was able to play through his sprained left foot during Week 4, but left the game early when it turned into a blowout. He may miss some practice time during the upcoming week but is expected to play during Week 5.
Defense
--LB Leon Joe: Chicago Bears LB Leon Joe (hamstring) may miss a few weeks of action due to a hamstring injury.

Cincinnati Bengals
Current Updates
Defense
--DL Robert Geathers: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DE Robert Geathers (knee) suffered a knee injury during Week 4, but he is expected to be able to play in Week 6. The club has a Bye in Week 5.
--CB Greg Brooks: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Greg Brooks (knee) suffered a knee injury during Week 4, but he is expected to be able to play in Week 6. The club has a Bye in Week 5.
Previous Updates
Defense
--LB Rashad Jeanty: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Rashad Jeanty (foot) may be ready to return to action Oct. 15 when the team returns from their Bye week.
--FS Dexter Jackson: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals S Dexter Jackson (ankle) may be ready to play Oct. 15 when the team returns from their Bye week.

Cleveland Browns
Previous Updates
Offense
--RB Reuben Droughns: Scott Petrak reports Cleveland Browns RB Reuben Droughns (shoulder) said he aggravated his shoulder injury after playing during Week 4. He's dealing with bruising of the AC joint, chest and shoulder. Droughns, despite aggravating the injury, is improving.
--WR Joe Jurevicius: Updating previous reports, Scott Petrak reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (ribs) returned to the field during Week 4.
--TE Kellen Winslow Jr.: Scott Petrak reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow Jr. (knee) played through his sore knee during Week 4. He's dealing with wear and tear along with scar tissue on his knee.
Defense
--CB Gary Baxter: Scott Petrak reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (pectoral) missed his second straight week of action during Week 4 and his status for Week 5 remains uncertain.
--CB Leigh Bodden: Scott Petrak reports Cleveland Browns CB Leigh Bodden (ankle) suffered an ankle sprain during Week 4 and was wearing a protective boot following the game. He received treatment Monday, Oct. 2, but his status for Week 5 is in question.

Dallas Cowboys
Current Updates
Offense
--OG Andre Gurode: Mac Engel, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys C Andre Gurode (forehead), who was viciously stomped on by Tennessee Titans DT Albert Haynesworth during Week 4, could press criminal charges after the injury required stitches to repair a gash over his left eye. Gurode's agent, Kennard McGuire, said: "We are not ruling anything out. Andre was still in a state of shock that this happened. Once we get him in the right frame of mind, then we will make a judgment. Never in my life have I seen something like this. I know players play with passion. This was the opposite of passion. Haynesworth, who stomped on Gurode's face while Gurode was lying on the ground without his helmet, has already received a five-game suspension by the NFL for his actions.
Special Teams
--PK Mike Vanderjagt: Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells was somewhat disappointed with the kickoffs performed by PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) during Week 4, but understood the circumstances of their place-kicker returning from injury. "The kicks obviously could've been better," Parcells said. "But that was his first time doing that in a while, so we'll see what happens." Parcells later added that he has not decided whether Vanderjagt will handle the kickoff duties in Week 5.
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Terrell Owens: Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens (hand) played in the Week 4 game and caught five passes for 88 yards. He reported no additional soreness in his hand Monday, Oct. 2, according to head coach Bill Parcells.

Denver Broncos
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Cedric Cobbs: Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos RB Cedric Cobbs (ankle) missed practice Monday, Oct. 2.
Defense
--DL Courtney Brown: Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos DL Courtney Brown (knee) remains day-to-day after undergoing surgery Aug. 9.
--LB Al Wilson: Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos LB Al Wilson (hamstring) practiced Monday, Oct. 2 and pronounced himself full speed for the Week 5 game.
--CB Darrent Williams: Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos CB Darrent Williams (neck) practiced Monday, Oct. 2 and pronounced himself full speed for the Week 5 game.

Detroit Lions
Current Updates
Offense
--OL Frank Davis: Mike O'Hara, of the Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions rookie OG Frank Davis (neck) suffered a neck injury during Week 4 and was kept overnight in St. Louis for observation. Head coach Rod Marinelli said Davis was not seriously injured. "Everything sounds like he's going to be fine," Marinelli said. "It sounded like it was more of a stinger."

Green Bay Packers
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Brett Favre: ESPNews reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre (shoulder) suffered a stinger to his shoulder during Week 4, but the injury is not believed to be serious.
--WR Robert Ferguson: Green Bay Packers WR Robert Ferguson (foot) will probably not practice or play Week 5 and will be doubtful for Week 5.
--TE Donald Lee: Green Bay Packers TE Donald Lee (knee) could miss the Week 5 game but will be questionable for the game.
Defense
--DL Kenderick Allen: Green Bay Packers DL Kenderick Allen (foot) is still having problems with his foot and his status for Week 5 remains uncertain.
--LB Ben Taylor: Green Bay Packers LB Ben Taylor (shoulder) could play Week 5 but will be questionable for the game.
--LB Abdul Hodge: Green Bay Packers LB Abdul Hodge (knee) will probably not practice this week and will be doubtful for Week 5.
--CB Will Blackmon: Green Bay Packers CB Will Blackmon (foot) is still bothered by soreness in his foot and is waiting for clearance to practice.
Previous Updates
Offense
--QB Aaron Rodgers: ESPN reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre (head) suffered a head injury during the Week 4 game and was replaced in the game by QB Aaron Rodgers.
--RB Ahman Green: Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green (rib/hamstring) is out for Week 4.
Defense
--CB Charles Woodson: Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (undisclosed) was shaken up with an undisclosed injury during the team's Week 4 game and was able to walk off the field under his own power. He was able to return to action later in the game.

Houston Texans
Previous Updates
Offense
--OT Ephraim Salaam: Houston Texans OT Ephraim Salaam (groin) should be fine for the Week 6 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Defense
--CB Lewis Sanders: Houston Texans CB Lewis Sanders (back) should be fine for the Week 6 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
--CB Demarcus Faggins: Houston Texans CB Demarcus Faggins (foot) could play in the Week 6 game against the Dallas Cowboys. However, it is likely he will be unable to play.

Indianapolis Colts
Previous Updates
Offense
--RB DeDe Dorsey: Indianapolis Colts RB DeDe Dorsey (ankle) should be available to play during Week 5 if the team needs him.
--WR Brandon Stokley: Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley (ankle) is not expected to play during Week 5. He did not play during Week 4.
--TE Ben Utecht: Indianapolis Colts TE Ben Utecht (back) suffered a back contusion during Week 4. While the injury is minor, he may not be available to play during Week 5.
--OG Ryan Lilja: Indianapolis Colts OG Ryan Lilja (knee) is expected to be available to play during Week 5.
--OG Dylan Gandy: Indianapolis Colts OG Dylan Gandy (abdomen) played through an abdomen injury during Week 4 and is expected to play during Week 5.
--OT Ryan Diem: Indianapolis Colts OT Ryan Diem (thumb) played through a thumb injury during Week 4 and is expected to play during Week 5.
--OT Jake Scott: Indianapolis Colts OG Jake Scott (knee) played during Week 4 and is expected to be available during Week 5.
Defense
--DL Corey Simon: Indianapolis Colts DT Corey Simon (knee) remained out of action during Week 4. He is not expected to play again during Week 5 and may be out until after the team's Bye week (Oct. 15).
--DL Dan Klecko: Indianapolis Colts DT Dan Klecko (back) did not play during Week 4 and his status for Week 5 remains in question.
--DL Josh Thomas: Indianapolis Colts DE Josh Thomas (hip) is expected to play during Week 5.
--DL Darrell Reid: Indianapolis Colts DT Darrell Reid (elbow) is expected to be available to play during Week 5.
--LB Gary Brackett: Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (thigh) played through a thigh injury during Week 4 and is expected to play during Week 5.
--LB Freddie Keiaho: Indianapolis Colts LB Freddie Keiaho (knee) is expected to be available to play during Week 5.
--CB Nick Harper: Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (groin) is expected to miss the team's Week 5 game due to a groin injury. He did not play during Week 4.
--CB Marlin Jackson: Indianapolis Colts CB Marlin Jackson (concussion) did not play during Week 4 but is expected to return to action during Week 5.
--CB Kelvin Hayden: Indianapolis Colts CB Kelvin Hayden (groin) is expected to be available to play during Week 5.
--CB Tim Jennings: Indianapolis Colts CB Tim Jennings (knee) is expected to be available to play during Week 5.
--FS Bob Sanders: Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (knee) remained out of action during Week 4. It does not look like he will be able to return until after the team's Bye week (Oct. 15).
Special Teams
--PK Adam Vinatieri: Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri (groin) was held out as a precaution during the team's Week 4 game because it rained during the morning and head coach Tony Dungy was fearful the conditions could be dangerous for him kicking. With the team's Week 5 game indoors, Vinatieri is likely to return to action.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Previous Updates
Offense
--FB Derrick Wimbush: Jacksonville Jaguars FB Derrick Wimbush (knee) did not play during Week 4 and his status will be updated Wednesday, Oct. 4.
--WR Matt Jones: Jacksonville Jaguars WR Matt Jones (groin/hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during Week 4 and missed most of the second half of the game. He went into the game already suffering from a sore groin. His condition will be updated Wednesday, Oct. 4, but he may be held out of the team's Week 5 game.
Defense
--DL Marcus Stroud: Jacksonville Jaguars DT Marcus Stroud (ankle/groin) may be held out of the team's Week 5 game due to ankle and groin injuries.
--DL Marcellus Wiley: Jacksonville Jaguars DE Marcellus Wiley (groin) did not play during Week 4 and his status will be updated Wednesday, Oct. 4. Head coach Jack Del Rio noted he will probably be doubtful for the team's Week 5 game.

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 during Week 5.
--OT Kyle Turley: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs OT Kyle Turley (back), who did not play in Week 4, remains uncertain to return to action during Week 5.

Miami Dolphins
Previous Updates
Offense
--OT Joe Berger: Miami Dolphins G Joe Berger (foot) may be active for the team's Week 5 game.
Defense
--DL Jason Taylor: Miami Dolphins DE Jason Taylor (ribs) should be available to start during Week 5 after suffering bruised ribs during Week 4.
--LB Derrick Pope: Miami Dolphins LB Derrick Pope (hamstring) may be ready to return on special teams units during Week 5. He has missed the team's last two games.
--CB Andre' Goodman: Miami Dolphins CB Andre' Goodman served as the team's nickel back during Week 4 due to the return of CB Travis Daniels (ankle) to the starting lineup.
--CB Travis Daniels: Miami Dolphins CB Travis Daniels (ankle) returned to the starting lineup during Week 4.

Minnesota Vikings
Previous Updates
Defense
--LB Ben Leber: Minnesota Vikings LB Ben Leber (knee) should be able to play during the Week 5 game. Leber missed Week 4 and was replaced by LB Dontarrious Thomas at strongside linebacker.
--LB Dontarrious Thomas: Minnesota Vikings LB Ben Leber (knee) should be able to play during the Week 5 game. Leber missed Week 4 and was replaced by LB Dontarrious Thomas at strongside linebacker.
--FS Darren Sharper: Minnesota Vikings S Darren Sharper (quadriceps) left the Week 4 game with a bruised left quadriceps and left Ralph Wilson Stadium on crutches. Head coach Brad Childress said Sharper was improved Monday, Oct. 2, but his status for the Week 5 game is still uncertain. S Greg Blue would start the game if Sharper is unable to go.
--SS Greg Blue: Minnesota Vikings S Darren Sharper (quadriceps) left the Week 4 game with a bruised left quadriceps and left Ralph Wilson Stadium on crutches. Head coach Brad Childress said Sharper was improved Monday, Oct. 2, but his status for the Week 5 game is still uncertain. S Greg Blue would start the game if Sharper is unable to go.

New England Patriots
Current Updates
Defense
--CB Chad Scott: John Tomase, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs (wrist) suffered a broken wrist, according to sources, but is hopeful to play in Week 5. Hobbs, who suffered the injury during Week 4, is currently wearing a cast and a source said Hobbs is expected to miss less than four weeks with the injury. If Hobbs were unable to play this week, CB Chad Scott would replace him.
--CB Ellis Hobbs: John Tomase, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs (wrist) suffered a broken wrist, according to sources, but is hopeful to play in Week 5. Hobbs, who suffered the injury during Week 4, is currently wearing a cast and a source said Hobbs is expected to miss less than four weeks with the injury. If Hobbs were unable to play this week, CB Chad Scott would replace him.
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Reche Caldwell: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots WR Reche Caldwell (head) said he is fine after receiving a helmet-to-helmet hit during the Week 4 game.
--OT Ryan O'Callaghan: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots OT Ryan O'Callaghan's (head) status for the Week 5 game is in doubt. O'Callaghan sat out Week 4 with a head injury.
Defense
--FS Eugene Wilson: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots S Eugene Wilson's (hamstring) status for the Week 5 game is in doubt. Wilson sat out part of the Week 4 game with a hamstring injury.

New Orleans Saints
Previous Updates
Offense
--RB Aaron Stecker: New Orleans Saints RB Aaron Stecker (neck) suffered a neck injury during Week 4 and X-rays were negative. He was able to return to action during the fourth quarter and should be available to play during Week 5.
--WR Devery Henderson: New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (shoulder) was not able to play during Week 4. His status for Week 5 will be updated later in the week.
Defense
--CB Curtis Deloatch: New Orleans Saints CB Curtis Deloatch (hamstring) will have his status for Week 5 updated Wednesday, Oct. 4.
--FS Bryan Scott: New Orleans Saints S Bryan Scott (hamstring) was not able to play during Week 5. His status for Week 5 will be updated later in the week.

New York Giants
Current Updates
Offense
--FB Derrick Ward: New York Giants RB Derrick Ward (foot) is making progress in his recovery from a broken right foot and said he might be working next week and hopefully active in three weeks.
--WR Plaxico Burress: New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (back) proclaimed himself 100 percent healthy despite recently nursing a back injury and he is expected to play Week 5.
--WR Tim Carter: Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR Tim Carter (ankle) practiced well Tuesday, Oct. 3, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.
--WR Sinorice Moss: Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Sinorice Moss (quadriceps) is out indefinitely after re-aggravating a quadriceps injury that sidelined him during training camp earlier this year.
--TE Jeremy Shockey: New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) was able to participate fully in practice Monday, Oct. 2, without a limp or a wrap around his sprained right ankle. If Shockey were unable to play, TE Visanthe Shiancoe would start in his place.
--TE Visanthe Shiancoe: New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) was able to participate fully in practice Monday, Oct. 2, without a limp or a wrap around his sprained right ankle. If Shockey were unable to play, TE Visanthe Shiancoe would start in his place.
Defense
--LB Carlos Emmons: Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 3. In his place, LBs Gerris Wilkinson and Brandon Short have been splitting practice reps.
--LB Brandon Short: Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 3. In his place, LBs Gerris Wilkinson and Brandon Short have been splitting practice reps.
--LB Gerris Wilkinson: Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 3. In his place, LBs Gerris Wilkinson and Brandon Short have been splitting practice reps.
--FS James Butler: Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants S James Butler (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 3.
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR David Tyree: New York giants WR David Tyree would be asked to step up if WR Plaxico Burress (back) suffers any additional problems with his back.

New York Jets
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Cedric Houston: Dave Hutchinson, of the Star Ledger, reports New York Jets RB Cedric Houston (knee) underwent an MRI on his injured knee Monday, Oct. 2, and it was revealed he suffered a hyperextended left knee during Week 4, according to someone with knowledge of his medical condition. Houston is expected to miss two to four weeks with the injury.
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Laveranues Coles: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (arm) suffered a right arm, possibly shoulder, injury during Week 4 at the end of the game. He was taken for X-rays following the game, but the team has not released the results. Coles said in the locker room following the game that he was OK and he left the game carrying bags in both arms. Head coach Eric Mangini did not comment on his status Monday, Oct. 2.

Oakland Raiders
Previous Updates
Offense
--QB Aaron Brooks: Oakland Raiders QB Aaron Brooks (pectoral) will be listed as questionable for the Week 5 game, but he is not expected to be ready to play.
--RB ReShard Lee: Oakland Raiders RB ReShard Lee (neck) will undergo an MRI and his status for the Week 5 game remains uncertain.
--FB Zack Crockett: Oakland Raiders FB Zack Crockett (knee) will undergo an MRI and his status for the Week 5 game remains uncertain. FB John Paul Foschi would be active if Crockett can not play.
--TE John Paul Foschi: Oakland Raiders FB Zack Crockett (knee) will undergo an MRI and his status for the Week 5 game remains uncertain. FB John Paul Foschi would be active if Crockett can not play.
--OT Robert Gallery: Oakland Raiders OT Robert Gallery (shoulder) has a sprained shoulder but is expected to play Week 5.
Defense
--DL Lance Johnstone: Oakland Raiders DL Lance Johnstone (knee) will undergo an MRI and his status for the Week 5 game remains uncertain. DL Kevin Huntley could be active for the game if Johnstone is unable to play.
--DL Kevin Huntley: Oakland Raiders DL Lance Johnstone (knee) will undergo an MRI and his status for the Week 5 game remains uncertain. DL Kevin Huntley could be active for the game if Johnstone is unable to play.
--LB Isaiah Ekejiuba: Oakland Raiders LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (shoulder) will undergo an MRI and his status for the Week 5 game remains uncertain.
--CB Tyrone Poole: Oakland Raiders CB Fabian Washington (hamstring) aggravated a pulled hamstring and will be doubtful for the Week 5 game. CB Tyrone Poole is expected to start in Washington's place.
--CB Fabian Washington: Oakland Raiders CB Fabian Washington (hamstring) aggravated a pulled hamstring and will be doubtful for the Week 5 game. CB Tyrone Poole is expected to start in Washington's place.

Philadelphia Eagles
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Brian Westbrook: Bob Kent, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has said RB Brian Westbrook (knee) is not likely to practice Wednesday, Oct. 4.
--WR Donte' Stallworth: Bob Kent, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has said WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 4.
--WR Reggie Brown: Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said during his press conference Tuesday, Oct. 3, WR Reggie Brown (shoulder) will practice Wednesday, Oct. 4.
Defense
--LB Matt McCoy: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Matt McCoy (stinger) is set to practice Wednesday, Oct. 4.
--CB Lito Sheppard: Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said during his press conference Tuesday, Oct. 3, CB Lito Sheppard (ankle) has been cleared to practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.
--CB Roderick Hood: Bob Kent, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has said CB Roderick Hood (heel) will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Duce Staley: Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najeh Davenport (calf) is questionable for the Week 5 game with a strained calf. RB Duce Staley could see playing time during the game if Davenport is unable to play.
--RB Najeh Davenport: Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najeh Davenport (leg) suffered a leg injury during practice Monday, Oct. 2, and may not play in the team's Week 5 game.
Defense
--CB Ricardo Colclough: Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ricardo Colclough (neck) is questionable for the Week 5 game with a neck injury.
--SS Troy Polamalu: Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (shoulder) is as close to 100 percent as he will be all season long. "It feels really good," Polamalu said of the shoulder injury that has bothered him since the season opener. "I can even toss the football around a little bit now."

San Diego Chargers
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Eric Parker: San Diego Chargers WR Eric Parker (knee) suffered a knee contusion during the Week 4 game but is expected to practice this week.
--TE Ryan Krause: San Diego Chargers TE Ryan Krause (hamstring) is expected to return for the Week 5 game.
--OT Leander Jordan: San Diego Chargers OT Leander Jordan (shoulder) remains out with a shoulder injury.
Defense
--FS Bhawoh Jue: San Diego Chargers S Bhawoh Jue (knee) is expected to return for the Week 5 game.

San Francisco 49ers
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Taylor Jacobs: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Taylor Jacobs (hamstring) was healthy enough to play Week 4 but was still inactive.
--OG Larry Allen: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers OG Larry Allen (knee) will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Oct. 4 and will likely be doubtful for Week 5.

Seattle Seahawks
Previous Updates
Offense
--RB Shaun Alexander: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (foot) is expected to miss the team's Week 6 game. He has another X-ray and possibly another MRI schedule for Monday, Oct. 9.
--TE Jerramy Stevens: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Jerramy Stevens (knee) is expected to start the team's Week 6 game.
Defense
--DL Joe Tafoya: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Joe Tafoya (knee) could miss the team's Week 6 game.
--DL Marcus Tubbs: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Marcus Tubbs (knee) will miss Week 6 after undergoing surgery.
--CB Jordan Babineaux: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Jordan Babineaux (concussion) is expected to start the Week 6 game after the team's Bye Week.
--SS Michael Boulware: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks SS Michael Boulware (concussion) is expected to start the Week 6 game after the team's Bye Week.

St. Louis Rams
Previous Updates
Offense
--FB Paul Smith: St. Louis Rams FB Paul Smith (concussion/head injury) remained hospitalized early Monday evening, Oct. 2, after suffering a concussion and possible small fractures around the eye area during Week 4. He collided with a Detroit player on kickoff coverage.
--OT Orlando Pace: St. Louis Rams OLT Orlando Pace (concussion) did not play during Week 4 but is feeling much better. He is expected to resume practice Wednesday, Oct. 4.
Defense
--LB Pisa Tinoisamoa: St. Louis Rams LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (elbow) aggravated a dislocated elbow injury he originally suffered Sept. 17 against the San Francisco 49ers. He was able to return to the game and continued playing.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Current Updates
Offense
--OG Davin Joseph: Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph (knee/illness) has missed four weeks with a knee injury, but head coach Jon Gruden expressed optimism he would return to practice prior to Week 5. However, Joseph was sent home ill with a virus Monday, Oct. 2, and he is a long shot to play this week.
Defense
--DL Anthony McFarland: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Anthony McFarland (hip, ribs) practiced Monday, Oct. 2 and should play Week 5.
--LB Ryan Nece: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Ryan Nece (knee) practiced Monday, Oct. 2 and could play Week 5.
--CB Brian Kelly: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (foot) practiced Monday, Oct. 2 and could play Week 5.
Previous Updates
Offense
--QB Chris Simms: ESPNews reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Chris Simms (spleen) has been released from the hospital. He is out indefinitely after having his spleen removed following the team's Week 4 game.

Tennessee Titans
Current Updates
Defense
--DL Albert Haynesworth: Mac Engel, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys C Andre Gurode (forehead), who was viciously stomped on by Tennessee Titans DT Albert Haynesworth during Week 4, could press criminal charges after the injury required stitches to repair a gash over his left eye. Gurode's agent, Kennard McGuire, said: "We are not ruling anything out. Andre was still in a state of shock that this happened. Once we get him in the right frame of mind, then we will make a judgment. Never in my life have I seen something like this. I know players play with passion. This was the opposite of passion. Haynesworth, who stomped on Gurode's face while Gurode was lying on the ground without his helmet, has already received a five-game suspension by the NFL for his actions.
--CB Andre Woolfolk: Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said during his press conference Monday, Oct. 2, CB Andre Woolfolk (concussion) should be ready to play Week 5 after suffering a mild concussion Week 4.
Previous Updates
Offense
--TE Erron Kinney: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Erron Kinney (knee) will be doubtful for the team's Week 5 game.
--OG Zach Piller: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans OG Zach Piller (ankle) will be questionable for the team's Week 5 game and is not expected to participate in practice this week.
Defense
--DL Jesse Mahelona: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DL Jesse Mahelona (knee) will be questionable for the team's Week 5 game.
--CB Adam Jones: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans CB Adam Jones (hamstring) will be questionable for the team's Week 5 game.

Washington Redskins
Previous Updates
Offense
--QB Mark Brunell: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins QB Mark Brunell (elbow) will have stitches removed from his injured elbow next week. He played through the injury during Week 4.
--OG Randy Thomas: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins OG Randy Thomas (hamstring) is expected to play during Week 5.
Defense
--DL Joe Salave'a: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DT Joe Salave'a (calf) did not play during Week 4 despite practicing twice last week. His status for Week 5 will be updated later in the week.
--CB Shawn Springs: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (groin) is not expected to play during Week 5. He has yet to play this season.

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