Friday Practice Report

by KFFL Staff on October 6, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 


Arizona Cardinals

Current Updates

Offense
--RB Diamond Ferri: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals RB Diamond Ferri (calf) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He is listed as probable.
--WR Larry Fitzgerald: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He is listed as probable.

Defense
--DL Kendrick Clancy: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Kendrick Clancy (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He is listed as probable.
--DL A.J. Schable: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals DL A.J. Schable (head) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He is listed as probable.
--LB James Darling: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals LB James Darling (calf) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play. He was downgraded to out.


Atlanta Falcons

Previous Updates

Defense
--DL John Abraham: Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham (groin) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, for the first time since injuring his groin during the season-opener. Abraham should be able to play Oct. 15, or Week 6.


Baltimore Ravens

Current Updates

Offense
--FB Justin Green: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FB Justin Green (neck) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--TE Daniel Wilcox: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Daniel Wilcox (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--TE Todd Heap: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (thigh) was added to the team's injury report as questionable Friday, Oct. 6, although he practiced Friday and should be fine to play in Week 5. The injury is one he has had all year, as he has received treatment for it each week. It might limit him more after the catch, but he should be fine in the red zone.

Defense
--DL Terrell Suggs: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DL Terrell Suggs (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--LB Adalius Thomas: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Adalius Thomas (neck) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--CB Evan Oglesby: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Evan Oglesby (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.


Buffalo Bills

Current Updates

Offense
--TE Robert Royal: Buffalo Bills TE Robert Royal (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
Defense
--LB Takeo Spikes: Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will have a fifty percent chance of playing this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

Previous Updates

Offense
--OG Chris Villarrial: Buffalo Bills OG Chris Villarrial (ankle) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 5, and is doubtful for Week 5.

Defense
--SS Matt Bowen: Buffalo Bills S Matt Bowen (shin) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 5, and is doubtful for Week 5.


Carolina Panthers

Current Updates

Offense
--RB Nick Goings: Carolina Panthers RB Nick Goings (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, but was added to the Week 5 injury report as probable due to a thigh injury.
--FB Brad Hoover: Carolina Panthers FB Brad Hoover (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, but was added to the Week 5 injury report as probable due to a thigh injury.
--TE Mike Seidman: Brett Borden, of Panthers.com, reports Carolina Panthers rookie TE Jeff King could see more action in Week 5 now that TE Mike Seidman (knee) is sidelined with a knee injury. “I got in a little bit last week on special teams,” said King, referring to Week 4. “But everybody’s goal is to get on the field. The guys we have (at tight end) are very capable. They’ve played a long time. Kris (Mangum) is into his 10th year. I’ll take whatever role they want to give me. I’m just here to learn and get better and help this football team.”
--C Justin Hartwig: Carolina Panthers C Justin Hartwig (groin) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and will be a game-time decision for Week 5.

Defense
--LB Dan Morgan: Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (concussion) participated in conditioning drills during practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play in Week 5.
--SS Shaun Williams: Carolina Panthers S Shaun Williams (foot) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, and has been downgraded to doubtful for Week 5.


Chicago Bears

Current Updates

Offense
--WR Mark Bradley: Chicago Bears WR Mark Bradley (ankle) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is unlikely to play in Week 5.
--TE Desmond Clark: Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark (foot) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.

Defense
--DL Adewale Ogunleye: Chicago Bears DE Adewale Ogunleye (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.
--LB Leon Joe: Chicago Bears LB Leon Joe (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is unlikely to play in Week 5.

Special Teams
--P Brad Maynard: Chicago Bears P Brad Maynard (illness) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, but is expected to play in Week 5.

Previous Updates

Defense
--LB Jamar Williams: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears rookie LB Jamar Williams (pectoral) underwent surgery Friday, Sept. 29, to repair a torn tendon in his left pectoral muscle. Williams, who has been placed on season-ending Injured Reserve, will need approximately four months to recover.
--FS Chris Harris: Chicago Bears LB Leon Joe (hamstring) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 5 and will likely miss the Week 5 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report and would be replaced by FS Chris Harris on special teams if he is unable to play.


Cincinnati Bengals

Current Updates

Offense
--WR Tab Perry: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Tab Perry (hip) is out indefinitely with a hip injury. Perry is expected to return this season.

Previous Updates

Defense
--LB David Pollack: Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB David Pollack (neck) could return to the football field if his C-6 vertebra continues to heal properly, although it is still too early to determine whether or not that will be the case. "Right now we know that it's healing and we know that I'm coming along," Pollack said. "It's a mild fracture. It could be worse. It could be a complete fracture. It's not near my spinal cord, which is awesome."


Cleveland Browns

Current Updates

Offense
--RB Reuben Droughns: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Reuben Droughns (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.
--FB Lawrence Vickers: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns FB Lawrence Vickers (illness) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.
--WR Joe Jurevicius: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (ribs) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.
--WR Travis Wilson: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Travis Wilson (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.
--TE Kellen Winslow Jr.: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow Jr. (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.

Defense
--DL Orpheus Roye: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DL Orpheus Roye (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.
--DL Nick Eason: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DE Nick Eason (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.
--LB Willie McGinest: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (calf) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.
--CB Gary Baxter: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (pectoral) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is not expected to play in Week 5.
--CB Leigh Bodden: Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns CB Leigh Bodden (ankle) has not been ruled out for Week 5. If Bodden is able to practice Friday, Oct. 6, he likely will see action. "I'd say there's a realistic chance I'll play," Bodden said. "I'm going to go out on the field today and see. I won't do too much because the game is two days away, but we'll see."
--CB DeMario Minter: Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns CB DeMario Minter (knee), currently on the PUP list, is close to returning to the practice field. Head coach Romeo Crennel said Minter has started to run and his activity should pick up. Minter is eligible to practice with the team after the sixth week of the season.
--CB Justin Hamilton: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns S Justin Hamilton (ankle) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play in Week 5.
--FS Brian Russell: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns S Brian Russell (elbow) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.


Dallas Cowboys

Current Updates

Offense
--OG Andre Gurode: Dallas Cowboys OG Andre Gurode (head) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to start in Week 5.


Denver Broncos

Current Updates

Offense
--RB Cedric Cobbs: Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos RB Cedric Cobbs (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play. He is listed as out. He has removed his protective boot.

Defense
--DL Courtney Brown: Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos DL Courtney Brown (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is not expected to play. He is listed as doubtful.


Detroit Lions

Current Updates

Offense
--OG Ross Verba: Steve Pate, of the Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions OG Ross Verba (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is not expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--OG Rex Tucker: Steve Pate, of the Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions OG Rex Tucker (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is not expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

Defense
--CB Dre' Bly: Steve Pate, of the Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions CB Dre' Bly (illness) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.
--FS Terrence Holt: Steve Pate, of the Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions FS Terrence Holt (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.


Green Bay Packers

Current Updates

Offense
--QB Brett Favre: Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre (head) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to start in Week 5.
--RB Ahman Green: Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, but is expected to play in Week 5.
--WR Donald Driver: Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (ribs) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, as he is still feeling discomfort in his ribs. Driver will undergo more tests on his injury and will be a game-time decision for Week 5.
--WR Robert Ferguson: Rob Demovsky, of PackersNews.com, reports Green Bay Packers WR Koren Robinson will be elevated to the third wide receiver role for Week 5 since WR Robert Ferguson (foot) nursing a foot injury. "This is a real big opportunity for me," Robinson said earlier this week. "I'm looking to do something spectacular."
--TE Donald Lee: Green Bay Packers TE Donald Lee (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.

Defense
--LB Ben Taylor: Green Bay Packers LB Ben Taylor (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is unlikely to play Week 5.
--LB Abdul Hodge: Green Bay Packers LB Abdul Hodge (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play in Week 5.


Indianapolis Colts

Current Updates

Offense
--WR Brandon Stokley: Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and may play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--WR Terrence Wilkins: Indianapolis Colts WR Terrence Wilkins (concussion) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--TE Ben Utecht: Indianapolis Colts TE Ben Utecht (back) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, and he is not expected to play Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--C Jeff Saturday: Indianapolis Colts C Jeff Saturday (back) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--OG Ryan Lilja: Indianapolis Colts OG Ryan Lilja (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--OT Ryan Diem: Indianapolis Colts OT Ryan Diem (groin) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--OL Charlie Johnson: Indianapolis Colts OL Charlie Johnson (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

Defense
--DL Corey Simon: ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Indianapolis Colts DT Corey Simon (illness) has been diagnosed with what is likely polyarthritis, a condition that causes inflammation and affects multiple joints. Simon and the team learned of the diagnosis after tests by specialists from the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., determined that the condition was not football-related. The diagnosis would allow the team to not pay his 2005 base salary of $2.5 million. An NFL Players Association official told Mortensen that the union assumes the Colts won't pay him because they placed him on the Non-Football Illness/Injury list. The union plans to appeal.
--DL Dwight Freeney: Indianapolis Colts DL Dwight Freeney (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--DL Montae Reagor: Indianapolis Colts DL Montae Reagor (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--DL Raheem Brock: Indianapolis Colts DL Raheem Brock (elbow) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--DL Dan Klecko: Indianapolis Colts DL Dan Klecko (back) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--DL Bo Schobel: Indianapolis Colts DL Bo Schobel (heart) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--DL Josh Thomas: Indianapolis Colts DL Josh Thomas (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--DL Ryan LaCasse: Indianapolis Colts DL Ryan LaCasse (quadriceps) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--CB Nick Harper: Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (groin) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--CB Marlin Jackson: Indianapolis Colts CB Marlin Jackson (concussion) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--CB Kelvin Hayden: Indianapolis Colts CB Kelvin Hayden (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--FS Bob Sanders: Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and he will not play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

Special Teams
--PK Adam Vinatieri: Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri (groin) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

Previous Updates

Offense
--RB DeDe Dorsey: Indianapolis Colts RB DeDe Dorsey (ankle) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5 and is expected to play Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--OG Dylan Gandy: Indianapolis Colts OG Dylan Gandy (abdomen) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5 and is expected to play Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--OT Jake Scott: Indianapolis Colts OT Jake Scott (knee) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5 and is expected to play Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
Defense
--DL Darrell Reid: Indianapolis Colts DL Darrell Reid (elbow) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5 and is expected to play Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--LB Gary Brackett: Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (thigh) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5 and is expected to play Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--LB Freddie Keiaho: Indianapolis Colts LB Freddie Keiaho (knee) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 5 but is expected to play Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--CB Tim Jennings: Indianapolis Colts CB Tim Jennings (knee) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5 and is expected to play Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Current Updates

Offense
--FB Derrick Wimbush: Jacksonville Jaguars FB Derrick Wimbush (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and has been upgraded to questionable for Week 5.
--WR Matt Jones: Jacksonville Jaguars WR Matt Jones (groin) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and has been downgraded to out for Week 5.
--OG Chris Naeole: Jacksonville Jaguars OG Chris Naeole (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.

Defense
--DL Marcus Stroud: Jacksonville Jaguars DT Marcus Stroud (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and has been downgraded to out for Week 5.
--DL Marcellus Wiley: Jacksonville Jaguars DE Marcellus Wiley (groin) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and has been downgraded to out for Week 5.
--LB Nick Greisen: Jacksonville Jaguars LB Nick Greisen (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.
--CB Rashean Mathis: Jacksonville Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.
--SS Donovin Darius: Jacksonville Jaguars S Donovin Darius (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.


Kansas City Chiefs

Current Updates

Offense
--QB Trent Green: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Trent Green (head) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play. He is listed as out.
--RB Michael Bennett: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Michael Bennett (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play. He is listed as out.
--WR Dante' Hall: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Dante' Hall (back) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He is listed as probable.
--OT Kyle Turley: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs OT Kyle Turley (back) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play. He is listed as out.
--OT Will Svitek: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs OT Will Svitek (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is not expected to play. He is listed as questionable.

Defense
--LB Rich Scanlon: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Rich Scanlon (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is not expected to play. He is listed as questionable.
--CB Benny Sapp: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs CB Benny Sapp (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play. He is listed as out.


Miami Dolphins

Current Updates

Offense
--QB Daunte Culpepper: Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper (shoulder) returned to practice Friday, Oct. 6, but may not start Week 5. "This is not an issue relative to results or anything that has happened in games," said head coach Nick Saban. "It's a physical, medical, ability issue. Can the guy do what he needs to do to be successful? If we were 4-0 right now, we'd be having the same conversation."
--OG Jeno James: Miami Dolphins OG Jeno James (knee) was upgraded from questionable to probable Friday, Oct. 6.

Defense
--LB Derrick Pope: Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins LB Derrick Pope (hamstring) has been downgraded to questionable and is unlikely to play Week 5.
--CB Eddie Jackson: Miami Dolphins CB Eddie Jackson (toe) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

Special Teams
--HC Nick Saban: Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper (shoulder) returned to practice Friday, Oct. 6, but may not start Week 5. "This is not an issue relative to results or anything that has happened in games," said head coach Nick Saban. "It's a physical, medical, ability issue. Can the guy do what he needs to do to be successful? If we were 4-0 right now, we'd be having the same conversation."

Previous Updates

Offense
--QB Joey Harrington: Citing WQAM radio, Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper (shoulder) did not take any snaps with the first-string offense during practice Thursday, Oct. 5. Culpepper has been added to the club’s injury report as probable for Week 5 due to a shoulder injury. Backup QB Joey Harrington stepped in with the starting offense during Thursday’s practice session.
--OT Joe Berger: Miami Dolphins OG Joe Berger (foot) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5 and could start the Week 5 game if OG Jeno James (knee) is sidelined.


Minnesota Vikings

Current Updates

Offense
--QB Tarvaris Jackson: Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is unlikely to play. He is listed as questionable.
--TE Jermaine Wiggins: Minnesota Vikings TE Jermaine Wiggins (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He was upgraded to probable.

Defense
--LB Ben Leber: Minnesota Vikings LB Ben Leber (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He is listed as questionable.
--CB Antoine Winfield: Minnesota Vikings CB Antoine Winfield (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is a game-time decision. He is listed as questionable.
--FS Darren Sharper: Minnesota Vikings FS Darren Sharper (quadriceps) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He is listed as questionable.

Special Teams
--PK Ryan Longwell: Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell (illness) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He was removed from the injury report.

Previous Updates

Defense
--CB Cedric Griffin: Minnesota Vikings CB Antoine Winfield (thigh) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 5 but is confident he will be able to play Week 5. Winfield is listed as questionable on the team's injury report and would be replaced by rookie CB Cedric Griffin if he is unable to go.


New England Patriots

Current Updates

Offense
--QB Tom Brady: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he should play in Week 5. Brady 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) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will probably play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--TE Daniel Graham: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots TE Daniel Graham (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will probably play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--C Nick Kaczur: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots C Nick Kaczur (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and it is unlikely he will play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--OT Ryan O'Callaghan: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots OT Ryan O'Callaghan (head) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he should play in Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

Defense
--CB Artrell Hawkins: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots CB Artrell Hawkins (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will probably play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--CB Antwain Spann: The Boston Herald reports New England Patriots CB Antwain Spann (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 6.
--CB Ellis Hobbs: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs (wrist) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and he is unlikely to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--CB Willie Andrews: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots CB Willie Andrews (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he should play in Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.
--FS Eugene Wilson: Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots FS Eugene Wilson (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will be a game-time decision who has a fifty percent chance of playing. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.


New Orleans Saints

Current Updates

Offense
--WR Devery Henderson: New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, although he may be inactive this week. If he doesn't go, WR Terrance Copper has been running as the third receiver in practice.
--WR Terrance Copper: New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, although he may be inactive this week. If he doesn't go, WR Terrance Copper has been running as the third receiver in practice.

Previous Updates

Defense
--CB Curtis Deloatch: New Orleans Saints CB Curtis Deloatch (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 5, and he will not play in Week 5.
--FS Bryan Scott: New Orleans Saints S Bryan Scott (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 5, and he will not play in Week 5.


New York Giants

Current Updates

Defense
--LB Carlos Emmons: Arthur Staple, of New York Newsday, reports New York Giants LB Brandon Short will start at weakside linebacker in place of injured LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral), not LB Gerris Wilkinson as had been earlier speculated this week.
--FS James Butler: New York Giants S James Butler (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play in Week 5. Butler is listed as doubtful this week.

Previous Updates

Offense
--WR Plaxico Burress: New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (back) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5, and is expected to start in Week 5.
--TE Jeremy Shockey: New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) practiced for the third consecutive day Thursday, Oct. 5 and if he can play, he will start in Week 5, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.
Defense
--CB Jason Bell: New York Giants S James Butler (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 5 and has missed the past three days of practice due to a knee injury. Butler will not play in Week 5. Cornerback Jason Bell will take Butler’s role in the team’s dime package.


New York Jets

Current Updates

Offense
--QB Chad Pennington: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (calf) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.
--RB Kevan Barlow: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow (calf) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.
--RB Cedric Houston: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Cedric Houston (knee) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is listed as doubtful for Week 5. Houston is not expected to play this week.
--FB James Hodgins: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets FB James Hodgins (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.
--WR Laveranues Coles: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (calf) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is questionable for Week 5.
--WR Tim Dwight: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Tim Dwight (thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is questionable for Week 5.
--OG Pete Kendall: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets OG Pete Kendall (thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is questionable for Week 5.
--OT Anthony Clement: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets OT Anthony Clement (shin) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.
--OT Adrian Jones: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets OL Adrian Jones (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.

Defense
--DL Kimo von Oelhoffen: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Kimo von Oelhoffen (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.
--DL Bobby Hamilton: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Bobby Hamilton (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.
--DL Dave Ball: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Dave Ball (hand) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.
--LB Matt Chatham: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets LB Matt Chatham (foot) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.
--CB David Barrett: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB Justin Miller and CB Drew Coleman could split time at right corner Week 5 in place of injured CB David Barrett (hip, thigh).
--CB Justin Miller: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB Justin Miller and CB Drew Coleman could split time at right corner Week 5 in place of injured CB David Barrett (hip, thigh).
--CB Drew Coleman: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB Justin Miller and CB Drew Coleman could split time at right corner Week 5 in place of injured CB David Barrett (hip, thigh).
--FS Kerry Rhodes: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets S Kerry Rhodes (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.
--FS Eric Smith: J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets S Eric Smith (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.

Previous Updates

Offense
--WR Brad Smith: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Brad Smith (thigh) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5 and is probable for the Week 5 game.
--C Trey Teague: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets C Trey Teague (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 5 and is questionable for the Week 5 game.


Oakland Raiders

Current Updates

Offense
--RB ReShard Lee: Oakland Raiders RB ReShard Lee (neck) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will likely play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--FB Zack Crockett: Oakland Raiders FB Zack Crockett (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will likely play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--OT Robert Gallery: Oakland Raiders OT Robert Gallery (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he should play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

Defense
--DL Lance Johnstone: Oakland Raiders DL Lance Johnstone (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will likely play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--DL Kevin Huntley: Oakland Raiders DL Kevin Huntley (foot) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will likely play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--LB Grant Irons: Oakland Raiders LB Grant Irons practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will be a game-time decision in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--LB Isaiah Ekejiuba: Oakland Raiders LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and he will be a game-time decision in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

Previous Updates

Defense
--LB Timi Wusu: The Oakland Raiders have reached terms on an injury settlement with LB Timi Wusu (groin) and waived him from the team.
--CB Fabian Washington: Oakland Raiders CB Stanford Routt will start the Week 5 game in place of CB Fabian Washington (hamstring), who is out for the game.
--CB Stanford Routt: Oakland Raiders CB Stanford Routt will start the Week 5 game in place of CB Fabian Washington (hamstring), who is out for the game.


Philadelphia Eagles

Current Updates

Offense
--RB Brian Westbrook: Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said during a press conference Friday, Oct. 6, RB Brian Westbrook (knee) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is listed as questionable for Week 5. Reid said Westbrook's injury is day-to-day with swelling in his knee.
--RB Reno Mahe: Philadelphia Eagles RB Reno Mahe (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.
--WR Donte' Stallworth: Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said during a press conference Friday, Oct. 6, WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is listed as doubtful for Week 5.
--WR Reggie Brown: Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (shoulder/quadriceps) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.
--WR Hank Baskett: Philadelphia Eagles WR Hank Baskett (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.
--TE L.J. Smith: Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.

Defense
--LB Matt McCoy: Philadelphia Eagles LB Matt McCoy (stinger) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.
--CB Lito Sheppard: Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is questionable for Week 5.
--CB Roderick Hood: Philadelphia Eagles CB Roderick Hood (heel) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is doubtful for Week 5.
--SS Sean Considine: Philadelphia Eagles S Sean Considine (shoulder/hip) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Previous Updates

Offense
--RB Najeh Davenport: Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najeh Davenport (calf) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5 and remains questionable for Week 5.
--WR Hines Ward: Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (hamstring) believes his hamstring injury will bother him for the rest of the 2006 season. "My hamstring's not going to be 100 percent this year," said Ward. He is off to his slowest statistical start in his career, not counting his rookie year. Ward refuses to blame his hamstring for his lack of production and said his hamstring is close to 100 percent. "It's a matter of battling, fighting through it. It feels good. A hamstring, it's kind of hard to get back to 100 percent when you're running all the time. I'm getting treatment every day to take care of it and try to be as close to 100 percent as possible."

Defense
--CB Ricardo Colclough: Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ricardo Colclough (neck) is out for the Week 5 game. It is uncertain how long he will be out, but he could miss more than two games with the injury.
--SS Troy Polamalu: Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (shoulder) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5 and remains probable for Week 5.


San Diego Chargers

Current Updates

Offense
--TE Ryan Krause: San Diego Chargers TE Ryan Krause (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.
--OT Leander Jordan: San Diego Chargers OL Leander Jordan (neck) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play in Week 5.

Defense
--LB Shawne Merriman: San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, but should be able to play in Week 5. Merriman is listed as questionable this week.
--FS Bhawoh Jue: San Diego Chargers CB Bhawoh Jue (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play in Week 5.

Previous Updates

Offense
--WR Keenan McCardell: San Diego Chargers WR Keenan McCardell (hamstring) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5 and will play Week 5.


San Francisco 49ers

Current Updates

Offense
--WR Taylor Jacobs: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Taylor Jacobs (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, however he will probably be inactive this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--OG Larry Allen: Matt Maiocco, of the San Francisco Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers OG Larry Allen (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and he was downgraded from doubtful to out on the team's injury report.

Previous Updates

Offense
--TE Vernon Davis: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (leg) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 5 and is out for Week 5.


St. Louis Rams

Current Updates

Offense
--FB Paul Smith: St. Louis Rams FB Paul Smith (eye) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is out for Week 5. Smith might not return until after the club’s Bye week.
--OT Orlando Pace: St. Louis Rams OT Orlando Pace (concussion) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play Week 5.

Defense
--CB Jerametrius Butler: St. Louis Rams CB Jerametrius Butler could be activated for Week 5 if CB Fakhir Brown (ankle) were unable to play.
--CB Fakhir Brown: St. Louis Rams CB Fakhir Brown (ankle) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, and has been downgraded to questionable for Week 5. If Brown were unable to play, CB Tye Hill could start in his place. Safety Ron Bartell would assume the nickel back duties.
--CB Tye Hill: St. Louis Rams CB Fakhir Brown (ankle) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, and has been downgraded to questionable for Week 5. If Brown were unable to play, CB Tye Hill could start in his place. Safety Ron Bartell would assume the nickel back duties.
--FS Ron Bartell: St. Louis Rams CB Fakhir Brown (ankle) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, and has been downgraded to questionable for Week 5. If Brown were unable to play, CB Tye Hill could start in his place. Safety Ron Bartell would assume the nickel back duties.

Previous Updates

Offense
--FB Madison Hedgecock: St. Louis Rams rookie TE Dominique Byrd could be active for the first time in Week 5 since FB Paul Smith (concussion) will not play this week. Byrd would assume the backup role to FB Madison Hedgecock, who will be starting in place of Smith.
--TE Dominique Byrd: St. Louis Rams rookie TE Dominique Byrd could be active for the first time in Week 5 since FB Paul Smith (concussion) will not play this week. Byrd would assume the backup role to FB Madison Hedgecock, who will be starting in place of Smith.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Current Updates

Offense
--QB Chris Simms: Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Chris Simms (spleen) believes it was a hit suffered during the first quarter of the Week 3 game against the Carolina Panthers that could have led to his spleen condition. "Personally, I know when it started," said Simms, who had the wind knocked out of him and thought he might have cracked a rib. "It was a ball I threw away toward the Carolina sidelines in the first quarter. That was definitely the start of the problem. Now, did my spleen rupture and start bleeding at that point? I don't know about that. I really don't. I was in significant pain from that point on, and ... I took a good number of hits after that. I'm sure that didn't help the situation.” Simms absolved the club’s medical staff from any wrongdoing while he was in pain during Week 3.
--TE Dave Moore: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Dave Moore (ribs) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and he will be a game-time decision who probably won't play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--OG Davin Joseph: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will be a game-time decision this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

Defense
--LB Ryan Nece: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Ryan Nece (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will be a game-time decision this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--CB Brian Kelly: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (foot) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will be a game-time decision who will probably play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

Previous Updates

Offense
--OT Kenyatta Walker: Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden emphasized how confident he is in rookie OT Jeremy Trueblood to replace OT Kenyatta Walker (knee) as the team’s starting right tackle heading into Week 5. “I think he’s going to do pretty well,” said Gruden. “It’s not easy coming in here as a left tackle your whole life and being a right tackle…he’s got a great challenge. But he is doing a good job. He’s being coached as hard as you can be and he’s responded to it.”


Tennessee Titans

Current Updates

Offense
--WR Drew Bennett: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Drew Bennett (quadriceps) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--WR David Givens: The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans WR Brandon Jones will start at wide receiver Week 5 in place of injured WR David Givens (thumb).
--C Eugene Amano: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans C Eugene Amano (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

Defense
--DL Jesse Mahelona: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DL Jesse Mahelona (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
--LB Robert Reynolds: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB Robert Reynolds (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to be a game-time decision, although he thinks he will play. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

Previous Updates

Offense
--TE Erron Kinney: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Erron Kinney (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 5, and will not play in Week 5.
--OG Zach Piller: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans OG Zach Piller (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 5, and will not play in Week 5.


Washington Redskins

Current Updates

Offense
--TE Todd Yoder: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins TE Todd Yoder (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 6, however he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.
--OG Randy Thomas: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins OG Randy Thomas (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

Defense
--DL Cornelius Griffin: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Cornelius Griffin (hip) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.
--DL Joe Salave'a: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Joe Salave'a (calf) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.
--CB Shawn Springs: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (groin) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and he was downgraded from doubtful to out for Week 5.

Previous Updates

Defense
--CB Kenny Wright: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (groin) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 5, and is doubtful for Week 5. Cornerback Kenny Wright will continue to start in Springs’ place.

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