Monday Injury Report
on September 25, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

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

Atlanta Falcons
Current Updates
Defense
--CB DeAngelo Hall: Atlanta Falcons CB DeAngelo Hall (undisclosed) left the Week 3 game with an undisclosed injury. He needed some help from trainers to get off the field.

Baltimore Ravens
Current Updates
Offense
--TE Todd Heap: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (ankle) suffered an ankle injury at home prior to Week 3, but was able to play Sunday, Sept. 24. However, Heap was visibly not 100 percent and could need a few weeks to fully recover. Heap is expected to start in Week 4.
--OT Jonathan Ogden: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens OT Jonathan Ogden (knee) played Week 3 despite being listed as questionable with a knee injury. Ogden will start during Week 4.
Defense
--DL Terrell Suggs: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DE Terrell Suggs (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during Week 3, but was not walking with a limp Monday, Sept. 25. “I don’t feel that bad. I feel a lot better than [Sunday],” Suggs said. “I think we’re probably making a big deal over nothing.” Suggs is currently day to day heading into Week 4.

Buffalo Bills
Current Updates
Offense
--FB Daimon Shelton: Buffalo Bills FB Daimon Shelton (head) should be fine to play in Week 4.
Defense
--LB Takeo Spikes: Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring) missed Week 3 with a hamstring injury and is questionable for Week 4.
--SS Matt Bowen: Buffalo Bills S Matt Bowen (leg) missed Week 3 with a lower leg injury and is questionable for Week 4.

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

Chicago Bears
Current Updates
Offense
--TE Desmond Clark: Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark (foot/ankle) suffered an injury to his foot and ankle during Week 3 and was taken to the locker room on a cart. Clark was wearing a walking boot following the game and his status will be re-evaluated later this week.
--C Patrick Mannelly: Chicago Bears LS Patrick Mannelly (illness) played in Week 3 despite being listed as questionable with an undisclosed illness last week.
Defense
--DL Israel Idonije: Chicago Bears DL Israel Idonije (ankle) did not play in Week 3 due to an ankle injury, but head coach Lovie Smith said he is close to returning and is expected to be available for Week 4.
--LB Jamar Williams: Chicago Bears rookie LB Jamar Williams (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during Week 3 and his status is unknown for Week 4.
--FS Cameron Worrell: Chicago Bears S Cameron Worrell (knee) was able to play in Week 3 despite a knee injury.
--FS Chris Harris: Chicago Bears S Chris Harris (ankle) did not play in Week 3 due to an ankle injury, but he is expected to play in Week 4.

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

Cleveland Browns
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Charlie Frye: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns QB Charlie Frye (general soreness) expects to play in Week 4.
--RB Reuben Droughns: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Reuben Droughns (shoulder) did not play in Week 3 due to a shoulder injury, but expects to play in Week 4.
--WR Joe Jurevicius: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (ribs) did not play in Week 3 due to injured ribs, but he could be available to play in Week 4.
--TE Darnell Dinkins: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Darnell Dinkins (hamstring) did not play in Week 3 due to a strained hamstring.
--TE Kellen Winslow: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow (knee) is bothered by wear and tear to his knee, but he played in Week 3 and expects to play in Week 4.
Defense
--DL Orpheus Roye: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DT Orpheus Roye (shoulder) did not play in Week 3 due to a shoulder injury, but expects to play in Week 4.
--DL Nick Eason: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DE Nick Eason (ankle) did not play in Week 3 due to an ankle sprain.
--LB Willie McGinest: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (calf) aggravated his strained calf during Week 3, but was able to return to the game.
--CB Gary Baxter: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (pectoral) did not play in Week 3, but has not been ruled out to play in Week 4.
--CB Leigh Bodden: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Leigh Bodden (elbow) said he was undergoing an X-ray on his elbow after the Week 3 game, but head coach Romeo Crennel said Bodden would be fine.

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

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

Houston Texans
Current Updates
Offense
--C Mike Flanagan: Houston Texans C Mike Flanagan (foot) is listed as day-to-day and will be limited in practice this week.
Defense
--DL Antwan Peek: Houston Texans LB Antwan Peek (groin) should play in the Week 4 game.
--LB Morlon Greenwood: Houston Texans LB Morlon Greenwood (ankle) is healthy for the Week 4 game.
--CB Phillip Buchanon: Houston Texans CB Phillip Buchanon (ankle) is healthy and will practice all this week.

Indianapolis Colts
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Jim Sorgi: Indianapolis Colts QB Jim Sorgi (shoulder) suited up for Week 3 and is expected to be available for the Week 4 game.
--WR Brandon Stokley: Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley's (ankle) status for the Week 4 game is uncertain. He did not play in the team's Week 3 game.
--TE Ben Utecht: Indianapolis Colts TE Ben Utecht (concussion) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--OG Ryan Lilja: Indianapolis Colts OG Ryan Lilja (knee) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--OT Ryan Diem: Indianapolis Colts OT Ryan Diem (hamstring) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--OT Jake Scott: Indianapolis Colts OT Jake Scott (knee) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
Defense
--DL Corey Simon: Indianapolis Colts DL Corey Simon (knee) missed the Week 3 game and is not expected to play Week 4.
--DL Dwight Freeney: Indianapolis Colts DL Dwight Freeney (buttocks) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--DL Montae Reagor: Indianapolis Colts DL Montae Reagor (knee) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--DL Josh Thomas: Indianapolis Colts DL Josh Thomas (hip) could return for the Week 4 game. He did not play in the team's Week 3 game.
--DL Darrell Reid: Indianapolis Colts DL Darrell Reid (elbow) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--DL Ryan LaCasse: Indianapolis Colts DL Ryan LaCasse (foot) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--LB Gary Brackett: Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (calf) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--LB Gilbert Gardner: Indianapolis Colts LB Gilbert Gardner (hand) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--LB Freddie Keiaho: Indianapolis Colts LB Freddie Keiaho (knee) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.
--CB Nick Harper: Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (groin) suffered a groin injury during the Week 3 game and is not expected to play Week 4. He will be replaced by CB Marlin Jackson.
--CB Marlin Jackson: Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (groin) suffered a groin injury during the Week 3 game and is not expected to play Week 4. He will be replaced by CB Marlin Jackson.
--CB Kelvin Hayden: Indianapolis Colts CB Kelvin Hayden's (groin) status for the Week 4 game is uncertain. He did not play in the team's Week 3 game.
--FS Bob Sanders: Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders' (shoulder, knee) status for the Week 4 game is uncertain. He did not play in the team's Week 3 game.
Special Teams
--PK Adam Vinatieri: Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri's (groin) status for the Week 4 game is uncertain. He did not play in the team's Week 3 game.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Current Updates
Offense
--FB Derrick Wimbush: Jacksonville Jaguars RB Derrick Wimbush (knee) missed Week 3 with a knee injury and will be re-evaluated later this week.
--WR Chad Owens: Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chad Owens (ribs) missed Week 3 with bruised ribs and will be re-evaluated later this week.
Defense
--DL Marcellus Wiley: Jacksonville Jaguars DE Marcellus Wiley (groin) missed Week 3 with a groin injury and will be re-evaluated later this week.
--CB Brian Williams: Jacksonville Jaguars CB Brian Williams (head) suffered a head injury during Week 3 and will be evaluated later this week. Head coach Jack Del Rio said the injury was minor.

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

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

Minnesota Vikings
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Tarvaris Jackson: Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (knee) underwent knee surgery Monday, Sept. 25, to repair damage to the meniscus and is expected to miss two weeks to a month.
--WR Marcus Robinson: Minnesota Vikings WR Marcus Robinson (hamstring) did not play in Week 3, but is expected to return for Week 4. Robinson has been battling a hamstring injury.
--WR Maurice Mann: Minnesota Vikings WR Maurice Mann made his NFL debut during Week 3, replacing injured WR Marcus Robinson (hamstring).
--OG Steve Hutchinson: Minnesota Vikings OG Steve Hutchinson (leg) suffered leg cramps during Week 3, and left the game briefly before returning to action.
--OG Artis Hicks: Minnesota Vikings OG Artis Hicks (knee) suffered a knee contusion during Week 3, but was able to return.
Defense
--DL Pat Williams: Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle during Week 3, but should be fine for Week 4.
--DL Erasmus James: Minnesota Vikings DE Jayme Mitchell made his NFL debut in Week 3, taking the roster spot of DE Erasmus James (knee), who is out for the year with a knee injury. Mitchell is involved in the defensive line rotation.
--DL Jayme Mitchell: Minnesota Vikings DE Jayme Mitchell made his NFL debut in Week 3, taking the roster spot of DE Erasmus James (knee), who is out for the year with a knee injury. Mitchell is involved in the defensive line rotation.
--LB Ben Leber: Minnesota Vikings LB Ben Leber (knee) suffered a sprained left knee in Week 3, but returned to the game wearing a brace. Leber’s status for Week 4 has yet to be determined.
--CB Fred Smoot: Minnesota Vikings CB Fred Smoot (concussion) suffered a concussion during Week 3, but was able to return to the game.

New England Patriots
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Corey Dillon: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots RB Corey Dillon (arm) suffered an arm injury during the Week 3 game and was unable to return to action.
--OT Matt Light: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots OT Matt Light (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 3 game but was able to return.
Defense
--FS Eugene Wilson: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots S Eugene Wilson (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury during the Week 3 game but was able to return.
--SS Rodney Harrison: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots SS Rodney Harrison (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during the Week 3 game but was able to return.

New York Giants
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Plaxico Burress: Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (back) was benched after being involved in two costly turnovers during the first half of the Week 3 game against the Seattle Seahawks. “I was giving everything I have,” Burress said, who is still suffering from a back injury. “My best wasn’t good enough today. I’m not really upset with myself. I let my team down when I had two turnovers. If I hadn’t made those turnovers, we probably could have won the football game. Those things I put on me. I’m not going to sit there and make excuses. I chose to go out there and play and that was the outcome. I just have to come back, get on the practice field, get some rest and come back and make some plays.” The Giants have a Bye in Week 4, giving Burress additional time to recover.
--WR David Tyree: New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (back) was benched during the Week 3 game because he was struggling with his back strain. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Burress worked hard to play in the game but did not play well when given the opportunity. WR David Tyree replaced him in the game.
Defense
--LB Carlos Emmons: New York Giants LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral) continues to undergo tests on his strained pectoral muscle. Emmons suffered the same type of injury Week 3 that ended his 2005 season. His status for the Week 4 game is still unknown.
--CB Sam Madison: New York Giants CB Sam Madison (knee) suffered a sprained right knee during the Week 3 game but was able to return. He is not expected to miss any practice time.

New York Jets
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Chad Pennington: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (calf) was able to play Week 3 despite a calf injury.
--RB Kevan Barlow: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow started his first game with the team during Week 3, but limped off the field during the club’s last touchdown drive. RB Cedric Houston replaced him. Barlow said he was fine following the game.
--RB Cedric Houston: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow started his first game with the team during Week 3, but limped off the field during the club’s last touchdown drive. RB Cedric Houston replaced him. Barlow said he was fine following the game.
--WR Laveranues Coles: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (calf) was able to start during Week 3 despite a calf injury.
--WR Tim Dwight: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Tim Dwight (thigh) was active for the first time this season during Week 3 despite a thigh injury.
--C Trey Teague: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets OL Trey Teague (ankle) did not play in Week 3 due to an ankle injury.
--OG Pete Kendall: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets OG Pete Kendall (thigh) was inactive for the second consecutive game Week 3 due to a thigh injury.
Defense
--DL Kimo von Oelhoffen: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Kimo von Oelhoffen (knee) started at right defensive end during Week 3 despite a knee injury.
--DL Dave Ball: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DE Dave Ball (hand) played his normal role as a reserve defensive lineman during Week 3 despite a hand injury.
--LB Matt Chatham: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets LB Matt Chatham (foot) filled in for LB Victor Hobson during Week 3 despite a foot injury. Hobson was benched briefly after a first quarter penalty.
--LB Victor Hobson: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets LB Matt Chatham (foot) filled in for LB Victor Hobson during Week 3 despite a foot injury. Hobson was benched briefly after a first quarter penalty.
--CB David Barrett: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB David Barrett (hip) was able to play the entire game during Week 3 despite a hip injury. Barrett replaced CB Justin Miller as a starter during Sunday’s game, Sept. 24.
--CB Justin Miller: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB David Barrett (hip) was able to play the entire game during Week 3 despite a hip injury. Barrett replaced CB Justin Miller as a starter during Sunday’s game, Sept. 24.
--FS Kerry Rhodes: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets S Kerry Rhodes (ankle) was able to play Week 3 despite an ankle injury. Rhodes had a productive game, recording two sacks and two forced fumbles. Rhodes now has three sacks on the season.

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

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

San Diego Chargers
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Keenan McCardell: San Diego Chargers WR Keenan McCardell (hamstring) will likely return to practice this week leading up to Week 4.
--TE Aaron Shea: San Diego Chargers TE Aaron Shea (back) could still sit out this week leading up to Week 4 due to a back injury.
--TE Ryan Krause: San Diego Chargers TE Ryan Krause (hamstring) hopes to practice this week leading up to Week 4 despite a hamstring injury.
--OG Mike Goff: San Diego Chargers OG Mike Goff (groin) should practice this week leading up to Week 4 despite a groin injury.
--OG Kris Dielman: San Diego Chargers OG Kris Dielman (hamstring) will practice this week leading up to Week 4.
--OT Leander Jordan: San Diego Chargers OT Leander Jordan (shoulder) could still sit out this week leading up to Week 4 due to a shoulder injury.
Defense
--DL Igor Olshansky: San Diego Chargers DL Igor Olshansky (knee) will likely return to practice this week leading up to Week 4.
--LB Shawne Merriman: KIOZ Rock 105.3 of San Diego reports San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman revealed during an interview that he suffered multiple fractures to his nose during Week 2 and underwent a procedure to repair the fractures during the club’s Bye in Week 3. Merriman is not expected to miss any time due to the injury.

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

Seattle Seahawks
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Shaun Alexander: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (foot) has an injury in his foot that could be serious enough to keep him out of Week 4, although head coach Mike Holmgren has downplayed the severity of the injury. More information is expected to be given in the coach’s press conference.
--OG Chris Gray: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks OG Chris Gray (knee) suffered a sprained knee during Week 3 and did not return. Gray could miss Week 4.
Defense
--DL Joe Tafoya: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DE Joe Tafoya (knee) could miss several weeks with a knee injury.

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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Tim Rattay: Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie QB Bruce Gradkowski will now assume the starting quarterback duties heading into Week 4 now that QB Chris Simms (spleen) is out indefinitely. Simms remains hospitalized after having his ruptured spleen removed. Quarterback Tim Rattay now assumes the primary backup role. The club is also anticipating the return of QB Luke McCown (knee), who is currently on the PUP list.
--QB Chris Simms: Updating an ongoing story, Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Chris Simms (spleen) will continue to be hospitalized for another three or four more days as he recovers from a procedure to remove his ruptured spleen suffered during Week 3. Head coach Jon Gruden said that Simms’ injury was not career threatening, but noted that he could possibly miss the remainder of the 2006 season. "My information tells me that potentially he is out for the season because of the injury of this magnitude,” said Gruden. “To do the right thing, it might not be wise to ask him to come back and play in Week 13 or 14. Those are thoughts that are in my mind, to make sure this man heals correctly and has a chance to come back and play at full speed like he’s capable of playing.” The club is now expected to start rookie QB Bruce Gradkowski heading into Week 4.
--QB Luke McCown: Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie QB Bruce Gradkowski will now assume the starting quarterback duties heading into Week 4 now that QB Chris Simms (spleen) is out indefinitely. Simms remains hospitalized after having his ruptured spleen removed. Quarterback Tim Rattay now assumes the primary backup role. The club is also anticipating the return of QB Luke McCown (knee), who is currently on the PUP list.
--QB Bruce Gradkowski: Updating an ongoing story, Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Chris Simms (spleen) will continue to be hospitalized for another three or four more days as he recovers from a procedure to remove his ruptured spleen suffered during Week 3. Head coach Jon Gruden said that Simms’ injury was not career threatening, but noted that he could possibly miss the remainder of the 2006 season. "My information tells me that potentially he is out for the season because of the injury of this magnitude,” said Gruden. “To do the right thing, it might not be wise to ask him to come back and play in Week 13 or 14. Those are thoughts that are in my mind, to make sure this man heals correctly and has a chance to come back and play at full speed like he’s capable of playing.” The club is now expected to start rookie QB Bruce Gradkowski heading into Week 4.
--TE Dave Moore: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Dave Moore (ribs) remains out indefinitely with a rib injury and collapsed lung.
--OG Davin Joseph: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph (knee) remains out indefinitely with a right knee sprain.
Defense
--DL Anthony McFarland: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Anthony McFarland (hip) is expected to return for Week 5.
--LB Ryan Nece: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Ryan Nece (knee) is expected to be listed as questionable for Week 5.
--CB Brian Kelly: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (foot) is expected to return for Week 5.
Special Teams
--HC Jon Gruden: Chris Harry, of The Orlando Sentinel, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden defended the team's medical staff after they allowed QB Chris Simms (spleen) to return to the Week 3 game with a ruptured spleen. Gruden said, "He was diagnosed carefully. His abdomen. His chest. He showed no symptoms whatsoever of any spleen injury, of any bleeding, or anything of that kind. We felt he had a sore case of ribs." During the third quarter of the game, Simms left the team's huddle and was treated for dehydration with an IV in the team's locker room. He then returned for the team's next possession after saying he could play.

Tennessee Titans
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Chris Brown: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Chris Brown (toe) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.
--FB Ahmard Hall: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans FB Ahmard Hall (ankle) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.
--TE Erron Kinney: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Erron Kinney (knee) will not play in the team's Week 4 game.
--C Eugene Amano: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans C Eugene Amano (ankle) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.
--OG Benji Olson: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans OG Benji Olson (calf) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.
--OG Zach Piller: Tennessee Titans OG Zach Piller (ankle) is not expected to practice this week and will be listed as questionable Week 4, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Defense
--DL Antwan Odom: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DL Antwan Odom (knee) could begin practicing this week and will likely be listed as questionable for Week 4.
--DL Travis LaBoy: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DL Travis LaBoy (back) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.
--LB Robert Reynolds: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB Robert Reynolds (thigh) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.
Special Teams
--P Craig Hentrich: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans P Craig Hentrich (back) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.

Washington Redskins
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Mark Brunell: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins QB Mark Brunell (elbow) will play Week 4. Brunell had "a couple" stitches on his elbow for a laceration.
Defense
--DL Joe Salave'a: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Joe Salave'a (calf) is expected to attempt to practice Wednesday, Sept. 27.
--CB Shawn Springs: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (groin) is not expected to play in the Week 4 game.

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