Thursday practice report
on September 4, 2008 @ 14:56:48 PDT

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Arizona Cardinals
Current Updates
Offense
--TE Ben Patrick: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals TE Ben Patrick (ankle) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He should be able to play Week 1.
--C Al Johnson: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals C Al Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He may try to do limited work during practice Friday, Sept. 5.
--OT Mike Gandy: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals OT Mike Gandy (leg) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He should be able to play Week 1.
Defense
--DL Gabe Watson: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Gabe Watson (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is not expected to play Week 1.
--DL Alan Branch: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Alan Branch (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is considered day-to-day, but likely will not play Week 1.

Atlanta Falcons
Current Updates
Offense
--C Alex Stepanovich: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons OL Alex Stepanovich (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He could be out at least another week.
Defense
--DL Trey Lewis: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DT Trey Lewis (knee) has begun running and cutting. He is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list because he is recovering from knee surgery.
--LB Coy Wire: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons LB Coy Wire (ankle) did some running during practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He likely will not play Week 1.
--CB Thomas DeCoud: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons FS Thomas DeCoud (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is expected to play Week 1.

Baltimore Ravens
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Troy Smith: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Troy Smith (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He may miss a few weeks because of the illness.
--RB Willis McGahee: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
--TE Todd Heap: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (calf) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He will start Week 1.
--OL Marshall Yanda: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens OL Marshall Yanda (thumb) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He will start Week 1.
--OL Oniel Cousins: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens OT Oniel Cousins (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He will probably be inactive for Week 1 because he is the No. 4 offensive tackle.
Defense
--DL Kelly Gregg: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DT Kelly Gregg (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4, but did some work on the side with a trainer. He probably will not play Week 1.
--DL Justin Bannan: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports the Baltimore Ravens would use a rotation of defensive linemen Marques Douglas and Justin Bannan if DL Kelly Gregg (knee) is unable to go in Week 1.
--DL Marques Douglas: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports the Baltimore Ravens would use a rotation of defensive linemen Marques Douglas and Justin Bannan if DL Kelly Gregg (knee) is unable to go in Week 1.
--FS Ed Reed: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He did not wear a red jersey for the first time, which indicates he will try contact. Reed said he is day-to-day and seems pessimistic about playing Week 1.
Previous Updates
Offense
--QB Kyle Boller: ESPNews reports the Baltimore Ravens have placed QB Kyle Boller (shoulder) on the Injured Reserve.
--RB Ray Rice: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, but he is expected to start Week 1. McGahee still isn't full strength, so RB Ray Rice might split carries with him.

Buffalo Bills
Current Updates
Defense
--LB Angelo Crowell: Buffalo Bills LB Angelo Crowell (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4, because he was undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. He has been declared out for Week 1. Head coach Dick Jauron said the team will know more about the extent of repairs Friday, Sept. 5.
--LB Paul Posluszny: Buffalo Bills LB Paul Posluszny (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is considered probable for Week 1.
Previous Updates
Offense
--TE Derek Schouman: Leo Roth, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, reports Buffalo Bills TE Derek Schouman (knee) practiced in full pads Wednesday, Sept. 3.
--TE Derek Fine: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills TE Derek Fine (thumb) is not practicing Wednesday, Sept. 3.
--OT Matt Murphy: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills OT Matt Murphy (shoulder) is not practicing Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Defense
--LB Jon Corto: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills LB Jon Corto (concussion) is practicing Wednesday, Sept. 3.
--LB John DiGiorgio: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills LB John DiGiorgio (ribs) is practicing Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Carolina Panthers
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Matt Moore: Steve Reed, of CarolinaProwl.com, reports Carolina Panthers QB Matt Moore (leg) said he will be out for four to six weeks. He will not be placed on Injured Reserve.
--RB Nick Goings: Steve Reed, of CarolinaProwl.com, reports Carolina Panthers RB Nick Goings (hand) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He will play Week 1.
--WR D.J. Hackett: Steve Reed, of CarolinaProwl.com, reports Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Hackett (toe) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He likely will start Week 1.
--WR Ryne Robinson: Steve Reed, of CarolinaProwl.com, reports Carolina Panthers WR Ryne Robinson (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He will not play Week 1.

Chicago Bears
Current Updates
Offense
--TE Desmond Clark: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 4.
--C Patrick Mannelly: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears C Patrick Mannelly (neck) has been removed from the teamís injury report.
--OG Terrence Metcalf: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears OG Terrence Metcalf (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 4.
Defense
--DL Mark Anderson: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DE Mark Anderson (thumb) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 4.
--DL Dusty Dvoracek: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DT Dusty Dvoracek (calf) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 4, and is expected to play Week 1.
--DL Tommie Harris: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DT Tommie Harris (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 4.
--FS Brandon McGowan: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears FS Brandon McGowan (knee) has been removed from the teamís injury report.
--SS Mike Brown: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears FS Mike Brown (knee) has been removed from the teamís injury report.

Cincinnati Bengals
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Carson Palmer: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer (nose) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He will play Week 1.
--RB Kenny Watson: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Kenny Watson (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is expected to play Week 1.
--WR Chad Ocho Cinco: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ocho Cinco (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He will play Week 1.
--WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He will start Week 1.
--WR Andre Caldwell: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Andre Caldwell (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
Defense
--DL Pat Sims: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Pat Sims (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
--DL Jonathan Fanene: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Jonathan Fanene (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is expected to play Week 1.
--DL Antwan Odom: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DE Antwan Odom (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He said he will play Week 1.
--DL John Thornton: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL John Thornton (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is expected to play Week 1.
--LB Brandon Johnson: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Brandon Johnson (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is expected to play Week 1.
--FS Nedu Ndukwe: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals FS Nedu Ndukwe (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is out for Week 1.
Previous Updates
Offense
--FB Jeremi Johnson: Cincinnati Bengals FB Jeremi Johnson (knee) is out in Week 1.

Cleveland Browns
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Derek Anderson: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson (concussion) practiced Thursday, Sept. 4. He will start in Week 1.
--RB Jamal Lewis: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Jamal Lewis (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 4, because of a strained hamstring. He is expected to play in Week 1.
--WR Josh Cribbs: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Josh Cribbs (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 4, because of a high ankle sprain.
--WR Braylon Edwards: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (foot) practiced Thursday, Sept. 4. He will start in Week 1.
--WR Syndric Steptoe: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Syndric Steptoe (shoulder) practiced Thursday, Sept. 4.
--TE Darnell Dinkins: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Darnell Dinkins (hip) practiced Thursday, Sept. 4.
--TE Martin Rucker: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Martin Rucker (knee) will not play Sunday, Sept. 7.
--TE Steve Heiden: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Steve Heiden (back) practiced Thursday, Sept. 4.
--OT Ryan Tucker: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns OG Ryan Tucker (hip) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 4, because of a hip fracture.
Defense
--LB Willie McGinest: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (groin) practiced Thursday, Sept. 4.
--LB Antwan Peek: James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports Cleveland Browns LB Antwan Peek (knee) will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn patella tendon during practice Wednesday, Sept. 3. He will be placed on Injured Reserve.
--LB Kris Griffin: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Kris Griffin (elbow) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 4, because of a jammed elbow.
--LB Leon Williams: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Leon Williams (neck) practiced Thursday, Sept. 4.
--LB Beau Bell: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Beau Bell (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
--SS Sean Jones: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns SS Sean Jones (knee) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
--SS Brodney Pool: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns SS Brodney Pool (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, because of a concussion.

Dallas Cowboys
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Isaiah Stanback: Dallas Cowboys WR Isaiah Stanback (shoulder) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
Defense
--CB Terence Newman: Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
Previous Updates
Offense
--OT Kyle Kosier: Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier (foot) will not play Week 1 because of a foot injury.

Denver Broncos
Previous Updates
Offense
--C Tom Nalen: Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and he has not practiced in weeks. The team hasn't set a timetable for his return and he could be out for a while.
Defense
--LB Boss Bailey: Denver Broncos LB Boss Bailey (ankle) is practicing this week and he appears on track to be available for Week 1, at least in a limited role.
--LB Louis Green: Denver Broncos LB Louis Green (hamstring) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and he might miss at least Week 1.

Detroit Lions
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Drew Stanton: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton (thumb) will not play Week 1. He will be out until at least Week 2.
--TE Dan Campbell: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions TE Dan Campbell (hamstring) will play Week 1, but he will not play the whole game, according to offensive coordinator Jim Colletto.

Green Bay Packers
Current Updates
Offense
--WR James Jones: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR James Jones (knee) missed the teamís practice Thursday, Sept. 4, and he appears unlikely to play Week 1.
--C Scott Wells: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers C Scott Wells (trunk, back) missed the teamís practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He probably will not play Week 1.
--OL Josh Sitton: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers OG Josh Sitton (knee) is officially listed as out for Week 1. He is expected to miss at least the first three regular-season games.
Defense
--DL Jeremy Thompson: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DE Jeremy Thompson (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. His status for Week 1 is uncertain.
--LB A.J. Hawk: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers LB A.J. Hawk (chest) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He practiced enough Thursday to suggest he might play Week 1, but he also could need another week before being ready for game action.
--LB Tracy White: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers LB Tracy White (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. His status for Week 1 remains uncertain, but he likely will be available.
--SS Charlie Peprah: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers S Charlie Peprah (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. His status for Week 1 is uncertain, but he might need a week or two before being activated.
--SS Atari Bigby: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers S Atari Bigby (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. Unless the injury worsens with his return to practice, Bigby should be ready to play Week 1.
Previous Updates
Defense
--DL Ryan Pickett: Jason Wilde, of the Wisconsin State Journal, reports Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (hamstring) has returned to practice and will be play in the team's season opener Monday, Sept. 8.

Houston Texans
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Steve Slaton: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton (toe) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
--OT Ephraim Salaam: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans OT Ephraim Salaam (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
--OL Rashad Butler: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans OT Rashad Butler (shoulder) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is expected to play Week 1.
Defense
--LB Xavier Adibi: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans LB Xavier Adibi (Achilles') did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is not expected to dress Week 1. The team hopes Adibi starts practicing next week.

Indianapolis Colts
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Peyton Manning: Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 4.
--WR Pierre Garcon: Indianapolis Colts WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 4, but he is expected to play Week 1.
Defense
--DL Curtis Johnson: Indianapolis Colts DE Curtis Johnson (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 4, but he is expected to play Week 1.
Previous Updates
Offense
--C Jeff Saturday: Indianapolis Colts C Jeff Saturday (knee) is out for Week1 and may miss up to six weeks.
--OG Mike Pollak: Indianapolis Colts OG Mike Pollak (knee) is out for Week 1, but he could be back for the team's Week 2 game.
Defense
--DL Dwight Freeney: Phillip B. Wilson, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts DE Dwight Freeney (foot) will start at right end Week 1, according to head coach Tony Dungy. DE Josh Thomas will back him up.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Reggie Williams: Jacksonville Jaguars WR Reggie Williams (hamstring) returned to the teamís practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
--WR Jerry Porter: Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jerry Porter (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
--TE Greg Estandia: Jacksonville Jaguars TE Greg Estandia (knee) returned to the teamís practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
--OT Maurice Williams: Jacksonville Jaguars OT Maurice Williams (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 4.
--OT Richard Collier: The Associated Press reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have placed OT Richard Collier (undisclosed) on the non-football injury list.
Defense
--DL Derek Landri: Jacksonville Jaguars DT Derek Landri (quadriceps) missed the teamís practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
--CB Scott Starks: Jacksonville Jaguars CB Scott Starks (pectoral) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 4.

Kansas City Chiefs
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Kolby Smith: Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Kolby Smith (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. His status for Week 1 is uncertain.
--WR Maurice Price: Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Maurice Price (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. His status for Week 1 is uncertain.
--WR Will Franklin: Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Will Franklin (knee) participated in individual drills during practice Thursday, Sept. 4. His status for Week 1 is uncertain.

Miami Dolphins
Previous Updates
Offense
--OG Shawn Murphy: Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins OG Shawn Murphy (ankle) will likely be cleared to play Week 1.
Defense
--LB Joey Porter: Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter (back) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 3, without limitations. He is expecting to play with pain all throughout the season.
--LB Charlie Anderson: Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Charlie Anderson (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 3, but he is no longer the starter.

Minnesota Vikings
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Tarvaris Jackson: Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is expected to start Week 1 and likely will wear a brace on his right knee.
--RB Maurice Hicks: Minnesota Vikings RB Maurice Hicks (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. His status for Week 1 is uncertain.
--WR Robert Ferguson: Minnesota Vikings WR Robert Ferguson (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 4. His status for Week 1 is uncertain.
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Bernard Berrian: Minnesota Vikings WR Bernard Berrian (toe) is not on the injury report and is expected to play Week 1.

New England Patriots
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Sam Aiken: Mike Reiss, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Sam Aiken (knee) was not seen at the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
--TE Benjamin Watson: Mike Reiss, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (knee) was not seen at the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
--OG Russ Hochstein: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots OG Russ Hochstein (groin) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He likely will play Week 1.
--OG Dan Connolly: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots C Dan Connolly (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He will not play Week 1.
Defense
--DL Le Kevin Smith: Mike Reiss, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots DL Le Kevin Smith (knee) was not seen at the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
Special Teams
--PK Stephen Gostkowski: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4, because of something not injury related.
Previous Updates
Offense
--QB Tom Brady: Shalise Manza Young, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (foot, shoulder) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and likely will play Sunday, Sept. 7.
--WR Jabar Gaffney: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Jabar Gaffney (undisclosed) was present at practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Defense
--FS Brandon Meriweather: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots FS Brandon Meriweather (leg) was present at practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

New Orleans Saints
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Deuce McAllister: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun Herald, reports New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He should be able to play Week 1.
--RB Aaron Stecker: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun Herald, reports New Orleans Saints RB Aaron Stecker (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. Head coach Sean Payton deemed the injury as slight. He is considered day-to-day.
Defense
--DL Hollis Thomas: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun Herald, reports New Orleans Saints DL Hollis Thomas (triceps) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is out for at least one month.
--DL Brian Young: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun Herald, reports New Orleans Saints DT Brian Young (foot) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He should be able to play Week 1.
--LB Troy Evans: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun Herald, reports New Orleans Saints LB Troy Evans (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is considered day-to-day.
--CB Mike McKenzie: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun Herald, reports New Orleans Saints CB Mike McKenzie (knee) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He should be able to play Week 1.
Previous Updates
Defense
--LB Mark Simoneau: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints LB Mark Simoneau (back) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

New York Giants
Previous Updates
Offense
--RB Ahmad Bradshaw: Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (calf) is listed as probable for Week 1.
--WR Domenik Hixon: Updating a previous report, Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants WR Domenik Hixon (back) probably will not play much but could see some work as the fourth receiver.
Defense
--LB Jonathan Goff: Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants LB Jonathan Goff (back) has been declared out for Week 1.
Special Teams
--PK Lawrence Tynes: Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (knee) has been declared out for Week 1.

New York Jets
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Marcus Henry: Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets WR Marcus Henry (calf) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.
--WR Laveranues Coles: Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (thigh) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.
--OG Damien Woody: Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets OT Damien Woody (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Defense
--DL Shaun Ellis: Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets DE Shaun Ellis (hand) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.
--CB Justin Miller: Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets CB Justin Miller (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.
--CB David Barrett: Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets CB David Barrett (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Oakland Raiders
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Javon Walker: Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and his status for Week 1 is in question.
Defense
--DL Kalimba Edwards: Oakland Raiders DE Kalimba Edwards (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and his status for Week 1 is in question.
--CB DeAngelo Hall: Oakland Raiders CB DeAngelo Hall (hand) returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, after the death of his father and he will start Week 1. He has not determined whether he will play with a cast on his right hand.

Philadelphia Eagles
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Lorenzo Booker: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Lorenzo Booker (hip) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He will play Week 1.
--WR Reggie Brown: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. His status for Week 1 is uncertain.
--OG Max Jean-Gilles: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles OG Max Jean-Gilles (knee) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4, and is no longer on the injury report. He will play Week 1.
Defense
--DL Chris Clemons: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Clemons (calf) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He should play Week 1, but defensive coordinator Jim Johnson said Clemons is behind in picking up the defense.
--FS Brian Dawkins: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (ankle) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He will play Week 1.
--SS Sean Considine: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles SS Sean Considine (hand) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He will play Week 1.
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Kevin Curtis: Philadelphia Eagles WR Kevin Curtis (hernia) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3. He has been declared out for Week 1.
Defense
--DL Victor Abiamiri: Philadelphia Eagles DE Victor Abiamiri (wrist) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3. He has been declared out for Week 1.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Current Updates
Offense
--TE Sean McHugh: Pittsburgh Steelers TE Sean McHugh (ankle) will not play Week 1 in part because the coaches do not want McHugh to deal with an injury while trying to learn the offense. He should be able to play next week.
Defense
--LB James Harrison: Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (shoulder) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He will play Week 1.
Previous Updates
Defense
--LB Larry Foote: Pittsburgh Steelers LB Larry Foote (knee) is expected to start the team's Week 1 game.
--SS Troy Polamalu: Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (hamstring) is expected to start the team's Week 1 game.

San Diego Chargers
Current Updates
Offense
--TE Antonio Gates: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (toe) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is expected to play Week 1.
--C Nick Hardwick: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He will not play Week 1.
--OT Marcus McNeill: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers OT Marcus McNeill (neck) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He will not play Week 1.
Defense
--DL Jamal Williams: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers DT Jamal Williams (knees) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is expected to play Week 1.
--LB Shawne Merriman: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (knee) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is expected to play Week 1.

San Francisco 49ers
Previous Updates
Defense
--DL Aubrayo Franklin: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers DT Aubrayo Franklin (knee) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 3, and will play Week 1.
--LB Parys Haralson: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Parys Haralson (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 3, and will play Week 1.

Seattle Seahawks
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Deion Branch: Frank Hughes, of The News Tribune, reports Sunday, Sept. 7, will mark the seven-month anniversary of Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch's (knee) surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Branch said doctors have told him it could be anywhere from six to nine months or nine to 12 months to recover.
--OT Sean Locklear: Frank Hughes, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks OT Sean Locklear (knee) likely will not play in Week 1. Head coach Mike Holmgren said if it was the Super Bowl, Locklear would play, but they do not want to push him too quickly.
Defense
--LB Lofa Tatupu: Frank Hughes, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu (knee) will play in Week 1, though he will not go full bore in practice during the week.
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Bobby Engram: Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (shoulder) is out for the team's Week 1 game.
Defense
--DL Baraka Atkins: Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DE Baraka Atkins (back) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

St. Louis Rams
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Brian Leonard: St. Louis Rams FB Brian Leonard (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He is expected to play Week 1.
--WR Donnie Avery: St. Louis Rams WR Donnie Avery (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4, but he did some running on the side with a brace on his knee. He is not expected to play Week 1.
--C Brett Romberg: St. Louis Rams C Brett Romberg (hand) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He was working with the second unit.
--OT Orlando Pace: Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams OT Orlando Pace (shoulder) said he is feeling great and expects to start Week 1. "Everythingís looking good. I feel really good, probably the best Iíve felt since last year. Itís been a long time. I just canít wait to back on the field," Pace said.
Defense
--CB Fakhir Brown: St. Louis Rams CB Fakhir Brown (shoulder) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 4, and did some tackling drills. It appears he will be able to play Week 1.
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Drew Bennett: St. Louis Rams WR Drew Bennett (groin) did more work in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and is not listed on the team's official injury report.
--WR Dante' Hall: St. Louis Rams WR Dante' Hall (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 3, and is not listed on the team's official injury report.
Defense
--FS Oshiomogho Atogwe: St. Louis Rams FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 3, and is not listed on the team's official injury report. He is expected to start the team's Week 1 game.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Current Updates
Defense
--DL Ryan Sims: Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Ryan Sims (thigh) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He should be able to play Week 1.
--CB Aqib Talib: Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (illness) got sick during practice Thursday, Sept. 4, and had to leave early. He should be able to play Week 1.
--SS Sabby Piscitelli: Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Sabby Piscitelli (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He should be able to play Week 1.
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Antonio Bryant: Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Bryant (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3. He should be able to play Week 1.
--WR Michael Clayton: Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton (chest) seems to be fine and should be able to play Week 1.

Tennessee Titans
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Justin McCareins: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Justin McCareins (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 4, after missing Wednesday, Sept. 3, because of an illness.
Defense
--DL Jason D. Jones: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DL Jason D. Jones (elbow) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 4. Jones suffered the injury in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and wore a brace on his elbow while he worked on conditioning, but he did not take part in team drills.
Special Teams
--PK Rob Bironas: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans PK Rob Bironas (groin) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 4, because head coach Jeff Fisher elected to give Bironas the day off. Bironas has struggled with a groin injury all preseason. He is still expected to play Sunday, Sept. 7.
Previous Updates
Offense
--QB Vince Young: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young (hand) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 3, and had no problems. He is not listed on the team's official injury report.
--WR Lavelle Hawkins: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Lavelle Hawkins (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 3, and he is not listed on the team's official injury report.

Washington Redskins
Current Updates
Defense
--DL Jason Taylor: ESPNews reports Washington Redskins DE Jason Taylor (knee) is expected to play Week 1.
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Malcolm Kelly: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (knee) will not play in Week 1.
--WR Antwaan Randle El: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Antwaan Randle El (hand) is considered probable and expected to play in Week 1.
Defense
--LB Khary Campbell: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Khary Campbell (thigh) is considered probable and expected to play in Week 1.
--CB Shawn Springs: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (calf) is considered probable and expected to play in Week 1.
--SS Kareem Moore: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins SS Kareem Moore (hamstring) is considered doubtful and not expected to play in Week 1.
--SS LaRon Landry: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins SS LaRon Landry (hamstring) is considered probable and expected to play in Week 1.

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