Friday Practice Report
on September 8, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

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Arizona Cardinals

Current Updates

Offense
--QB Matt Leinart: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is probable for Week 1.

Defense
--FS Hanik Milligan: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals S Hanik Milligan (Achilles') missed practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is questionable for Week 1. It is unknown if he will be able to play in the game.

Previous Updates

Offense
--C Nathan Hodel: St. Louis Rams DL Anthony Hargrove (arm) missed practice Tuesday, Sept. 5, but is expected to return later this week. He will play Week 1 against the Denver Broncos.
--OT Oliver Ross: Kent Somers, of the Arizona Republic, report Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green has not settled on a replacement right tackle for injured OT Oliver Ross (knee). It could be OG Reggie Wells, who has been the team's starting left guard. If Wells moves to tackle, rookie OG Deuce Lutui probably will take over at left guard.

Defense
--LB Karlos Dansby: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby (toe) has been ruled out for Week 1. The team hopes he will be able to return to action the following week.


Atlanta Falcons

Current Updates

Offense
--FB Fred McCrary: Atlanta Falcons FB Fred McCrary (foot) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and has been downgraded to doubtful for Week 1. McCrary is not expected to play.

Defense
--LB Edgerton Hartwell: Atlanta Falcons LB Edgerton Hartwell (knee) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is listed as doubtful for Week 1. Hartwell will not play the teamís regular season opener.

Previous Updates

Defense
--CB Jason Webster: Atlanta Falcons CB Jason Webster (ankle) could miss practice Wednesday, Sept. 6.


Baltimore Ravens

Current Updates

Offense
--RB Jamal Lewis: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Jamal Lewis (hip) has been upgraded to probable for Week 1 and is expected to play.
--RB P.J. Daniels: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB P.J. Daniels (thigh) has been downgraded to doubtful for Week 1 and will not play.
--WR Derrick Mason: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (thigh) has been upgraded to probable for Week 1 and is expected to play.

Defense
--DL Aubrayo Franklin: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DL Aubrayo Franklin (thigh) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, but is unlikely to play Week 1.
--CB Chris McAlister: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Chris McAlister (thigh) has been upgraded to probable for Week 1 and is expected to play.

Previous Updates

Offense
--FB Justin Green: Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FB Justin Green (knee) is expected to play in the teamís season opener.
--WR Clarence Moore: Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Clarence Moore (knee) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 4.

Defense
--LB Mike Smith: Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Mike Smith (knee) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 4.
--FS Gerome Sapp: Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FS Gerome Sapp (intestinal infection) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 4.


Buffalo Bills

Current Updates

Defense
--SS Matt Bowen: Buffalo Bills SS Matt Bowen (lower leg) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is listed as questionable for Week 1. Bowen is not expected to play.


Carolina Panthers

Current Updates

Offense
--WR Steve Smith: The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is still listed as questionable for Week 1.
--OG Evan Mathis: Carolina Panthers OL Evan Mathis (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play in Week 1. Mathis is listed as probable for the game.

Defense
--DL Jordan Carstens: Carolina Panthers DL Jordan Carstens (elbow) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, but his status is still uncertain for Week 1. Carstens is listed as questionable for the game.
--LB Na'il Diggs: Carolina Panthers LB Na'il Diggs (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, but his status is still uncertain for Week 1. Diggs is listed as questionable for the game.
--SS Shaun Williams: Carolina Panthers SS Shaun Williams (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play in Week 1. Williams is listed as probable for the game.

Previous Updates

Defense
--LB Dan Morgan: Stan Olson, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (head) said he feels fine and he will play in the teamís Week 1 game. Morgan left Carolina's second preseason game after a head-jarring collision, and didn't play in the final two. He said Tuesday, Sept. 5, his absence was merely a precaution.
--CB Ken Lucas: Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox said CB Ken Lucas (arm) suffered a bruised left arm during practice Wednesday, Sept. 6. However, he is not on the injury report for Week 1.
--FS Kevin McCadam: Carolina Panthers S Kevin McCadam (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 6, and is probable for Week 1.


Chicago Bears

Current Updates

Offense
--FB J.D. Runnels: Chicago Bears FB J.D. Runnels (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.
--WR Justin Gage: Chicago Bears WR Justin Gage (ribs) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, however Gage is not expected to play Week 1.
--TE Gabe Reid: Chicago Bears TE Gabe Reid (back) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is not expected to play Week 1.

Defense
--DL Alex Brown: Chicago Bears DE Alex Brown (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and could play Week 1.
--DL Israel Idonije: Chicago Bears DL Israel Idonije (ankle) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is not expected to play Week 1.

Previous Updates

Offense
--WR Mark Bradley: Chicago Bears WR Mark Bradley (hip) practiced Thursday, Sept. 7, and is questionable for Week 1.
--WR Airese Currie: Chicago Bears WR Airese Currie (knee) missed practice Monday, Sept. 4, due to soreness in his left knee.

Defense
--CB Nathan Vasher: Chicago Bears CB Nathan Vasher (back) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 4, and is expected to start Week 1.
--SS Mike Brown: Chicago Bears SS Mike Brown (Achilles') returned to practice Monday, Sept. 4, and is expected to start Week 1.


Cincinnati Bengals

Current Updates

Defense
--DL Sam Adams: Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals DT Sam Adams (knee) returned to practice Friday, Sept. 8.
--LB David Pollack: Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB David Pollack (hamstring) has been upgraded to probable, and is expected to play in the teamís season opener, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
--LB Ahmad Brooks: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Ahmad Brooks (neck) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is probable for Week 1.
--CB Deltha O'Neal: Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Deltha O'Neal (knee) has been upgraded to probable after practicing Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play in the teamís season opener, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

Previous Updates

Offense
--WR Antonio Chatman: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Antonio Chatman (groin, pelvis) is OUT for Week 1, versus the Kansas City Chiefs.


Cleveland Browns

Current Updates

Offense
--RB William Green: Updating a previous item, the Cleveland Browns reached an injury settlement with RB William Green (quad) Friday, Sept. 8, and Green is now free to sign with any other NFL team.
--OG Joe Andruzzi: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns OG Joe Andruzzi (ankle) returned to practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play in the teamís season opener. Andruzzi remains listed as questionable.
--OT Nat Dorsey: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns OT Nat Dorsey (ankle) returned to practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play in the teamís season opener. Dorsey remains listed as questionable.
--OL Isaac Sowells: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns OL Isaac Sowells (ankle) returned to practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play in the teamís season opener. Sowells remains listed as questionable.

Defense
--LB Mason Unck: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Mason Unck (knee) returned to practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play in the teamís season opener. Unck remains listed as questionable.
--CB Gary Baxter: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (pectoral) returned to practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play in the teamís season opener. Baxter remains listed as questionable.
--CB Leigh Bodden: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Leigh Bodden (pectoral) returned to practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play in the teamís season opener. Bodden remains listed as questionable.
--CB Antonio Perkins: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Antonio Perkins (groin) returned to practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play in the teamís season opener. Perkins remains listed as questionable.
--FS Brian Russell: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns FS Brian Russell (elbow) practiced in a limited capacity Friday, Sept. 8, and is not expected to play in the teamís season opener. Russell remains listed as doubtful. SS Brodney Pool would likely take Russell's place in the starting lineup.

Previous Updates

Offense
--WR Braylon Edwards: Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (knee) is expected to see extensive playing time in the teamís season opener, although head coach Romeo Crennel did not say whether Edwards would start.
--TE Darnell Dinkins: Scott Petrak reports Cleveland Browns TE Darnell Dinkins (knee) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 6. He is questionable for Week 1.

Defense
--CB Daylon McCutcheon: Patrick McManamon, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns CB Daylon McCutcheon (knee) is very doubtful for the teamís season opener.


Dallas Cowboys

Current Updates

Offense
--OT Flozell Adams: Dallas Cowboys OT Flozell Adams (calf) practiced again Friday, Sept. 8. While questionable, he is expected to start in Week 1.

Defense
--LB Bradie James: Dallas Cowboys LB Bradie James (groin) practiced again Friday, Sept. 8. While questionable, he is expected to start in Week 1.

Special Teams
--PK Mike Vanderjagt: Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) will not play in Week 1. Head coach Bill Parcells does not want to use two kickers in the game and will rest Vanderjagtís sore groin. PK Shaun Suisham will start in Vanderjagtís place.

Previous Updates

Defense
--LB Ryan Fowler: Dallas Cowboys LB Bradie James (groin) missed practice Monday, Sept. 4, and his status for Wednesday, Sept. 6, is unknown. LB Ryan Fowler will start if James is unable to play.


Denver Broncos

Current Updates

Offense
--FB Cecil Sapp: Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos FB Cecil Sapp (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and will play Week 1.
--OG Erik Pears: Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos OG Erik Pears (finger) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and will play Week 1.
--OT Adam Meadows: Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos OT Adam Meadows (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and will play Week 1.

Defense
--DL Patrick Chukwurah: Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos DL Patrick Chukwurah (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and will play Week 1.
--DL Gerard Warren: Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos DL Gerard Warren (toe) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.
--DL Courtney Brown: Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos DL Courtney Brown (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and will be a game-time decision Week 1.

Previous Updates

Offense
--OL Greg Eslinger: Sid Hartman, of the Star Tribune, reports Denver Broncos rookie OL Greg Eslinger (shoulder) suffered a serious right shoulder injury the second week of NFL training camp. He didn't play in any preseason games and the injury is serious enough that he might need surgery. As previously noted, he was placed on the teamís Injured Reserve list. The hope is that the doctors will find a solution so he can play next season.


Detroit Lions

Current Updates

Offense
--OG Ross Verba: Steve Pate, of the Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions OG Ross Verba (hamstring) has been downgraded to questionable for Week 1, after missing practice Friday, Sept. 8. OG Rick DeMulling could take Verbaís spot in the starting lineup.

Defense
--DL Shaun Cody: Steve Pate, of the Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions DL Shaun Cody (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.

Previous Updates

Offense
--WR Shaun Bodiford: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Shaun Bodiford (knee) is week-to-week with a knee injury.
--TE Casey FitzSimmons: Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (wrist) is listed as OUT for Week 1 on the team's injury report and missed the team portion of practice Wednesday, Sept. 6
--OG Rex Tucker: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions OT Rex Tucker (knee) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 4. Tucker will play Week 1 but OT Barry Stokes will start the game at right tackle.

Defense
--DL Shaun Rogers: During his press conference, Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli said DL Shaun Rogers (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 6.


Green Bay Packers

Current Updates

Offense
--FB William Henderson: Green Bay Packers FB William Henderson (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and remains questionable for Week 1.
--OT Chad Clifton: Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (illness) missed practice Friday, Sept. 8, and but is expected to play Week 1. He is listed as questionable for the game.

Defense
--CB Will Blackmon: Green Bay Packers CB Will Blackmon (foot) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, but will not play Week 1. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

Previous Updates

Offense
--OG Junius Coston: Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers OL Junius Coston (knee) suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee and could be out several weeks. Coston, who has been backing up at both right guard and right tackle, is definitely out for the teamís Week 1 game and might need a month to recover.


Houston Texans

Current Updates

Offense
--RB Ron Dayne: Houston Texans RB Ron Dayne (toe) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is likely to be activated for the Week 1 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

Previous Updates

Offense
--C Steve McKinney: Houston Texans OG Fred Weary will start in place of OG Steve McKinney (ankle) Week 1.

Defense
--CB Demarcus Faggins: Houston Texans CB Demarcus Faggins (foot) should miss the first month of the 2006 season.


Indianapolis Colts

Current Updates

Offense
--QB Jim Sorgi: Indianapolis Colts QB Jim Sorgi (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to be active for Week 1.
--WR Brandon Stokley: Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley (ankle) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is not expected to play Week 1.
--TE Ben Hartsock: Indianapolis Colts TE Ben Hartsock (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is not expected to play Week 1.
--OG Ryan Lilja: Indianapolis Colts OG Ryan Lilja (knee) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is not expected to play Week 1.

Defense
--DL Corey Simon: Indianapolis Colts DT Corey Simon (knee) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is not expected to play Week 1.
--DL Montae Reagor: Indianapolis Colts DL Montae Reagor (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to start Week 1.
--DL Bo Schobel: Indianapolis Colts DL Bo Schobel (foot) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.
--DL Josh Thomas: Indianapolis Colts DL Josh Thomas (hip) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.
--LB Rob Morris: Indianapolis Colts LB Rob Morris (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.
--LB Rocky Boiman: Indianapolis Colts LB Rocky Boiman (back) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.
--LB Keith O'Neil: Indianapolis Colts LB Keith O'Neil (back) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.
--LB Gary Brackett: Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to start Week 1.
--LB Gilbert Gardner: Indianapolis Colts LB Gilbert Gardner (hand) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to start Week 1.
--LB Freddie Keiaho: Indianapolis Colts LB Freddie Keiaho (knee) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is not expected to play Week 1.
--CB Nick Harper: Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.
--CB Jason David: Indianapolis Colts CB Jason David (groin) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to see limited playing time Week 1.
--CB Kelvin Hayden: Indianapolis Colts CB Kelvin Hayden (neck) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.
--CB Tim Jennings: Indianapolis Colts CB Tim Jennings (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to see limited playing time Week 1.
--SS Mike Doss: Indianapolis Colts SS Mike Doss (leg) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.

Special Teams
--P Hunter Smith: Indianapolis Colts P Hunter Smith (groin) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.

Previous Updates

Offense
--QB Peyton Manning: Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts backup QB Jim Sorgi (shoulder) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 4, and settled into his normal role as QB Peyton Manning's backup. "Right now we feel Jim is going to be ready for Sunday,'' head coach Tony Dungy said. "If there was any doubt in our mind, we would have kept Shaun (King).''
--RB Kory Chapman: Indianapolis Colts RB Kory Chapman (hamstring) was injured during practice Thursday, Sept. 7, and is not expected to play Week 1.
--RB DeDe Dorsey: Indianapolis Colts RB DeDe Dorsey (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 6, and will not play Week 1.
--TE Dallas Clark: Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark (concussion) practiced Thursday, Sept. 7, and is expected to play Week 1.
--OL Charlie Johnson: Indianapolis Colts OT Charlie Johnson (foot) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 6, and is expected to play Week 1.

Defense
--CB Marlin Jackson: Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (ribs) missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 6, but is expected to play Week 1. If Harper can not play, CB Kelvin Hayden or CB Marlin Jackson will start with the other playing as the nickel back.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Current Updates

Offense
--TE Marcedes Lewis: Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is questionable for Week 1.

Defense
--DL Marcus Stroud: Jacksonville Jaguars DL Marcus Stroud (ankle) missed practice Friday, Sept. 8, and likely will not play Week 1. He is listed as questionable on the team's depth chart and the team refused to downgrade him. While still listed as questionable, DL Rob Meier said he was excited about starting which could be Stroud is out.
--DL Rob Meier: Jacksonville Jaguars DL Marcus Stroud (ankle) missed practice Friday, Sept. 8, and likely will not play Week 1. He is listed as questionable on the team's depth chart and the team refused to downgrade him. While still listed as questionable, DL Rob Meier said he was excited about starting which could be Stroud is out.
--CB Scott Starks: Jacksonville Jaguars CB Scott Starks (ribs) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is probable for Week 1.
--SS Gerald Sensabaugh: Jacksonville Jaguars S Gerald Sensabaugh (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is questionable for Week 1.

Previous Updates

Defense
--LB Mike Peterson: Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars LB Mike Peterson (knee) ran on the sidelines during practice Monday, Sept. 4, and his status for the teamís season opener is uncertain.


Kansas City Chiefs

Current Updates

Offense
--OT Kevin Sampson: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs OT Kevin Sampson (hamstring) missed practice Friday, Sept. 8, and has been downgraded to questionable for Week 1.

Previous Updates

Offense
--FB Ronnie Cruz: Elizabeth Merrill, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs FB Ronnie Cruz (shoulder) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 4.
--OG Will Shields: During his press conference Monday, Sept. 4, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herman Edwards announced OG Will Shields (ankle) is expected to play in the teamís season opener. Shields returned to practice Monday, Sept. 4.


Minnesota Vikings

Current Updates

Offense
--RB Mewelde Moore: Minnesota Vikings RB Mewelde Moore (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and has been upgraded to probable for Week 1.

Defense
--CB Fred Smoot: Minnesota Vikings CB Fred Smoot (ribs) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and has been upgraded to probable for Week 1.

Previous Updates

Defense
--CB Dovonte Edwards: Minnesota Vikings CB Dovonte Edwards (arm) is expected to undergo surgery Tuesday, Sept. 5.


New England Patriots

Current Updates

Offense
--WR Doug Gabriel: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots WR Doug Gabriel (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and will play the Week 1 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.
--WR Chad Jackson: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots WR Chad Jackson (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.
--C Nick Kaczur: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots C Nick Kaczur (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.
--OG Stephen Neal: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots OG Stephen Neal (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play in the Week 1 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

Defense
--DL Le Kevin Smith: Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots DL Le Kevin Smith (undisclosed) wore a red, non-contact jersey Friday, Sept. 8, for the second consecutive day.
--LB Tedy Bruschi: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi (wrist) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.

Previous Updates

Offense
--RB Laurence Maroney: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (knee) practice Monday, Sept. 4. His status for Week 1 is uncertain, even though a previous report from ESPN said he would miss the game.
--TE David Thomas: Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots TE David Thomas (unknown) wore a red, non-contact jersey at practice Monday, Sept. 4.
--C Dan Koppen: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots C Dan Koppen (shoulder) will start the team's Week 1 game.
--OT Matt Light: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots OT Matt Light (ankle) is expected to start the team's Week 1 game.

Defense
--DL Ty Warren: Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots DL Ty Warren (undisclosed) did not practice Monday, Sept. 4.
--LB Mike Vrabel: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots LB Mike Vrabel is expected to start Week 1, but his position for the game is uncertain. Vrabel would likely start at inside linebacker if LB Tedy Bruschi (wrist) can not play, but could start at outside linebacker if Bruschi is in the lineup.
--SS Rodney Harrison: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots SS Rodney Harrison (knee) is expected to start the team's Week 1 game.


New Orleans Saints

Current Updates

Offense
--RB Aaron Stecker: New Orleans Saints RB Aaron Stecker (ankle) will be a game-time decision Week 1, and remains listed as questionable.

Defense
--CB DeJuan Groce: New Orleans Saints CB DeJuan Groce (hamstring) will likely be a game-time decision Week 1, and remains listed as questionable.

Previous Updates

Defense
--DL Rodney Leisle: New Orleans Saints DL Rodney Leisle (knee) is doubtful to play Week 1.
--FS Bryan Scott: New Orleans Saints S Bryan Scott (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 6, and is doubtful to play Week 1.

Special Teams
--P Mitch Berger: New Orleans Saints P Mitch Berger (pelvis) is questionable to play Week 1.


New York Giants

Current Updates

Offense
--WR Sinorice Moss: New York Giants WR Sinorice Moss (quadriceps) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and has been upgraded to probable for Week 1. It will be a game-time decision on whether Moss suits up to play.
--TE Jeremy Shockey: New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) was added to the teamís injury report as probable for Week 1. Shockey did not take part in team drills Friday, Sept. 8, but is still expected to play.
--OG Rich Seubert: New York Giants OL Rich Seubert (toe) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play in Week 1 after having his status upgraded to probable.

Defense
--LB LaVar Arrington: New York Giants LB LaVar Arrington (knee) practiced with the team Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to start. Arrington is listed as probable for the game.

Previous Updates

Offense
--FB Derrick Ward: New York Giants RB Derrick Ward (foot) is out for Week 1. His broken right foot remains in a protective boot.
--C Shaun O'Hara: New York Giants C Shaun O'Hara (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, Sept. 5, and declared himself fit to play during Week 1. He was sporting a brace and is expected to start.
--OT Luke Petitgout: New York Giants OT Luke Petitgout (back) appears ready to start during Week 1 after taking a full turn in practice Tuesday, Sept. 5.


New York Jets

Current Updates

Offense
--WR Tim Dwight: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Tim Dwight (thigh) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is questionable for Week 1.
--C Trey Teague: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets C Trey Teague (ankle) missed practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is out for Week 1.
--OG Pete Kendall: San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (shoulder) remained out of practice Friday, Sept. 8, and won't play during Week 1.

Defense
--LB Matt Chatham: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets LB Matt Chatham (foot) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is probable for Week 1.
--CB David Barrett: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB David Barrett (hip) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is questionable for Week 1.


Oakland Raiders

Current Updates

Offense
--WR Alvis Whitted: Oakland Raiders WR Alvis Whitted (groin) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and will start Week 1. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.
--TE James Adkisson: Oakland Raiders TE James Adkisson (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and will play Week 1. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.
--TE John Madsen: Oakland Raiders TE John Madsen (ankle) missed practice Friday, Sept. 8, and will not play Week 1. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.
--C Jake Grove: Bruce Adams, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports there is still no word on whether Oakland Raiders OC Jake Grove (shoulder) will play Monday, Sept. 11. "I'm watching, looking, gathering information," head coach Art Shell said. Asked if it would be a game day decision, Shell said, "I may know before then but I might wait until then to tell him."

Defense
--DL Lance Johnstone: Oakland Raiders DL Lance Johnstone (shin) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and will play Week 1. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--CB Duane Starks: Atlanta Falcons FB Fred McCrary (foot) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and has been downgraded to doubtful for Week 1. McCrary is not expected to play.

Previous Updates

Offense
--WR Ronald Curry: Oakland Raiders WR Ronald Curry (Achilles') will be the team's No. 3 wide receiver and play in the slot Week 1.
--OG Barry Sims: Oakland Raiders OG Barry Sims (elbow) practiced without restrictions Monday, Sept. 4, and expects to start the Week 1 game.
--OG Corey Hulsey: Oakland Raiders C Jake Grove (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 6, but is still doubtful for the Week 1 game. C Corey Hulsey will likely start if Grove can not play.

Defense
--DL Kevin Huntley: Oakland Raiders DL Lance Johnstone (shin) remains questionable for the Week 1 game. DL Kevin Huntley might be active if Johnstone is unable to play.


Philadelphia Eagles

Current Updates

Offense
--RB Reno Mahe: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Reno Mahe (ankle) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and will not play Week 1.

Defense
--DL Darwin Walker: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles DL Darwin Walker (ribs) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.
--DL Jerome McDougle: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles DL Jerome McDougle (ribs) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and remains listed as probable for Week 1.
--SS Quintin Mikell: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles SS Quintin Mikell (thumb) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.

Previous Updates

Offense
--RB Bruce Perry: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Bruce Perry is learning to play cornerback. With the team only carrying four cornerbacks, Perry would be used as an emergency corner in case someone gets injured.


San Diego Chargers

Current Updates

Offense
--TE Aaron Shea: San Diego Chargers TE Aaron Shea (back) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is listed as doubtful.
--TE Ryan Krause: San Diego Chargers TE Ryan Krause (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is listed as questionable.
--OT Leander Jordan: San Diego Chargers OT Leander Jordan (neck) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is listed as questionable.
--OT Marcus McNeill: San Diego Chargers OT Marcus McNeill (hand) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.

Defense
--CB Cletis Gordon: San Diego Chargers CB Cletis Gordon (wrist) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play Week 1.

Previous Updates

Defense
--LB Steve Foley: The San Diego Chargers announced Monday, Sept. 4, that they have placed LB Steve Foley (gunshot) on the reserve/non-football injury list and will miss the remainder of the 2006 season.


San Francisco 49ers

Current Updates

Offense
--TE Delanie Walker: San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (shoulder) remained out of practice Friday, Sept. 8, and won't play during Week 1.
Defense
--DL Parys Haralson: San Francisco 49ers DL Parys Haralson (foot) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, but did some individual work. He will not play during Week 1.
--CB Shawntae Spencer: San Francisco 49ers CB Shawntae Spencer (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play in Week 1.


Seattle Seahawks

Current Updates

Offense
--WR Darrell Jackson: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Darrell Jackson (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and could start in Week 1. Jackson is listed as probable for the upcoming game but his playing time could be limited while he works his way back from knee problems.
--TE Jerramy Stevens: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Jerramy Stevens (knee) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and will not play in Week 1. Stevens is listed as out for the upcoming game.
--OT Walter Jones: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks OL Walter Jones (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to start in Week 1. Jones is listed as probable for the upcoming game.

Defense
--DL Russell Davis: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Russell Davis (foot) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is expected to play in Week 1. Davis is listed as probable for the upcoming game.
--LB D.D. Lewis: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB LeRoy Hill (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is not expected to play in Week 1. Hill is listed as questionable for the game. LB D.D. Lewis is likely to start if Hill is unable to go.
--LB LeRoy Hill: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB LeRoy Hill (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Sept. 8, and is not expected to play in Week 1. Hill is listed as questionable for the game. LB D.D. Lewis is likely to start if Hill is unable to go.

Previous Updates

Offense
--TE Itula Mili: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Itula Mili (knee) is expected to practice Wednesday, Sept. 6, and play Week 1.
--C Robbie Tobeck: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks C Robbie Tobeck (elbow) resumed work with the No. 1 offense Monday, Sept. 4, and should start Week 1.

Defense
--DL Marcus Tubbs: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Marcus Tubbs (Achilles') practiced Monday, Sept. 4, and is expected to be available Week 1.


St. Louis Rams

Previous Updates

Defense
--DL Anthony Hargrove: St. Louis Rams DL Anthony Hargrove (arm) missed practice Tuesday, Sept. 5, but is expected to return later this week. He will play Week 1 against the Denver Broncos.
--LB Jamal Brooks: St. Louis Rams LB Jamal Brooks (leg) missed practice Tuesday, Sept. 5, and is uncertain to play Week 1 against the Denver Broncos.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Current Updates

Offense
--OG Dan Buenning: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Dan Buenning (ankle) missed practice Friday, Sept. 8, and will be a game-time decision for Week 1. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--OG Davin Joseph: The St. Petersburg Times reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph (knee) is out indefinitely with a knee injury. Head coach Jon Gruden was sketchy on results of an MRI exam performed on the Oklahoma guard after he was injured in practice Wednesday, Sept. 6. "The MRI results are it's not a serious injury that will keep him out for the season," Gruden said Thursday, Sept. 7. "But it will be an injury that we look at week to week. We're going to call it a sprained knee. There might be some official ligament that got bumped or bruised - MCI or MCL or ACA or ACL or something in there."

Defense
--LB Shelton Quarles: The St. Petersburg Times reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Barrett Ruud took all the reps with the first-team defense at practice Thursday, Sept. 7, because LB Shelton Quarles (groin) is sidelined with a groin injury. If a questionable Quarles canít play Week 1, Ruud would start in his place. Head coach Jon Gruden would not speculate on whether Quarles will play.

Previous Updates

Offense
--OG Sean Mahan: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RG Davin Joseph (knee) was hurt Wednesday, Sept. 6. The severity of his injury is not yet known, but he's been listed as questionable for Week 1. If he cannot play, OL Sean Mahan would likely start in his place.

Defense
--DL Anthony McFarland: Katherine Smith, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Anthony McFarland (groin) is expected to return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 6, to prepare for the teamís season opener against the Baltimore Ravens. DL Ellis Wyms will start in McFarlandís place if he is still unable to play.


Tennessee Titans

Current Updates

Offense
--RB LenDale White: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB LenDale White (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and remains questionable for Week 1. He might not be active for the game, but will likely be a game-time decision.
--TE Erron Kinney: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Erron Kinney (knee) is still not running and could be a couple weeks away from returning. He is out for the Week 1 game.
--OG Benji Olson: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans OG Benji Olson (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and will play Week 1. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--OG Jacob Bell: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans OG Jacob Bell (back) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and will play Week 1. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

Defense
--DL Kyle Vanden Bosch: Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals DT Sam Adams (knee) returned to practice Friday, Sept. 8.
--SS Lamont Thompson: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans SS Lamont Thompson (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and will play Week 1. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

Previous Updates

Offense
--WR David Givens: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR David Givens (hamstring) practiced Thursday, Sept. 7, and is expected to play Week 1. He is listed as questionable for the season opener.
--WR Brandon Jones: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Brandon Jones (knee) will be questionable for Week 1 against the New York Jets.

Defense
--DL Antwan Odom: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DL Antwan Odom (knee) is out for Week 1 against the New York Jets.


Washington Redskins

Current Updates

Offense
--RB Clinton Portis: Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (shoulder) had shoulder pads and a helmet on and performed full stretching with the team Friday, Sept. 8. After practice he kidded he was only "83 percent" and basically ruled himself out for Week 1 and questioned his availability for Week 2.

Defense
--DL Renaldo Wynn: Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Renaldo Wynn (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 8, and is probable for Week 1.
--CB Shawn Springs: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (abdomen) remains sidelined and said Tuesday, Sept. 5, he won't play against the Minnesota Vikings Week 1. Springs said he won't play until he's fully healed. He had surgery Aug. 14. "As a training staff, they know it's a serious injury, and coming back early before I'm ready might make it more serious," he said. "When you see me out there, you know I'm healthy. I'm not going to go out there and embarrass myself."

Previous Updates

Defense
--DL Cornelius Griffin: Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Cornelius Griffin (knee) has been cleared to practice. DL Ryan Boschetti would start if Griffin can not play Week 1.
--DL Phillip Daniels: Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Phillip Daniels (back) has been cleared to practice. DL Demetric Evans would start if Daniels can not play Week 1.

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