Tuesday Injury Report
on October 11, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

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Arizona Cardinals
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Bryant Johnson: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Bryant Johnson will replace WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) in the starting lineup heading into Week 6. Fitzgerald is sidelined with a hamstring injury.
--WR Larry Fitzgerald: During his press conference, Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green said WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) could miss two to five weeks with a hamstring injury suffered during Week 5. Fitzgerald will not play in Week 6.
--OG Milford Brown: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals OG Milford Brown (ankle) suffered a sprained left ankle during Week 5 and is expected to miss at least one game with the injury. Brown was scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday, Oct. 9, to determine the severity of the injury. If Brown were unable to play Week 6, rookie OL Taitusi Lutui would likely replace him in the lineup.
--OG Taitusi Lutui: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals OG Milford Brown (ankle) suffered a sprained left ankle during Week 5 and is expected to miss at least one game with the injury. Brown was scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday, Oct. 9, to determine the severity of the injury. If Brown were unable to play Week 6, rookie OL Taitusi Lutui would likely replace him in the lineup.
Defense
--DL Kendrick Clancy: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals DT Kendrick Clancy (ankle) suffered an ankle sprain during Week 5 and will likely miss one game due to the injury. If Clancy were unable to play in Week 6, rookie DT Gabe Watson would replace him in the lineup.
--DL Gabe Watson: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals DT Kendrick Clancy (ankle) suffered an ankle sprain during Week 5 and will likely miss one game due to the injury. If Clancy were unable to play in Week 6, rookie DT Gabe Watson would replace him in the lineup.
--LB James Darling: Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals LB James Darling (calf) is listed as questionable for Week 6 with a calf injury.

Atlanta Falcons
Current Updates
Defense
--LB Edgerton Hartwell: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons LB Edgerton Hartwell (knees) pronounced himself ready to play in Week 6. “I plan on playing this week,” Hartwell said. “That’s my plan.” Hartwell, who had his knee surgeries on Aug. 28, had been inactive in the club’s first four games this year.

Baltimore Ravens
Current Updates
Defense
--CB Corey Ivy: Baltimore Ravens CB Corey Ivy (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury during the Week 6 game.

Buffalo Bills
Current Updates
Offense
--OG Chris Villarrial: Buffalo Bills OG Chris Villarrial (ankle) is doubtful for the team's Week 6 game.
Defense
--DL John McCargo: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills DT John McCargo (foot) suffered a broken foot Week 5 and is expected to have surgery Monday, Oct. 9. McCargo is out indefinitely.
--LB Takeo Spikes: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes could play in the team's Week 6 game, according to head coach Dick Jauron. "He felt better than he's felt since the injury," said Jauron. "We're fairly optimistic this week, but we know how hamstrings are."
--CB Nate Clements: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills CB Nate Clements (thigh) was leg-whipped in his right thigh Week 5 and is expected to be very sore for a couple of days, according to head coach Dick Jauron.
--SS Matt Bowen: Buffalo Bills SS Matt Bowen (shin) is doubtful for the team's Week 6 game.
Special Teams
--HC Dick Jauron: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes could play in the team's Week 6 game, according to head coach Dick Jauron. "He felt better than he's felt since the injury," said Jauron. "We're fairly optimistic this week, but we know how hamstrings are."

Carolina Panthers
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Nick Goings: Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams' (ankle) status for the team's Week 6 game remains uncertain. Williams will be evaluated again later this week. Williams has a sprained ankle, however head coach John Fox said Monday, Oct. 9, that tests revealed no broken bones. If Williams cannot play, RB Nick Goings would serve as the backup to RB DeShaun Foster.
--RB DeAngelo Williams: Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams' (ankle) status for the team's Week 6 game remains uncertain. Williams will be evaluated again later this week. Williams has a sprained ankle, however head coach John Fox said Monday, Oct. 9, that tests revealed no broken bones. If Williams cannot play, RB Nick Goings would serve as the backup to RB DeShaun Foster.
--C Justin Hartwig: Carolina Panthers C Justin Hartwig's (groin) status for the team's Week 6 game remains uncertain. Hartwig will be evaluated again later this week.
Defense
--LB Dan Morgan: Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan's (concussion) status for the team's Week 6 game remains uncertain. Morgan will be evaluated again later this week.
--SS Shaun Williams: Carolina Panthers SS Shaun Williams' (foot) status for the team's Week 6 game remains uncertain. Williams will be evaluated again later this week.

Chicago Bears
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Mark Bradley: Chicago Bears WR Mark Bradley (ankle) missed his second consecutive game during Week 5 due to an ankle injury and he will be re-evaluated later this week.
Defense
--DL Adewale Ogunleye: Chicago Bears DE Adewale Ogunleye (ankle) did not play in Week 5 due to an ankle injury, but he expects to play in Week 6. However, head coach Lovie Smith suggested Ogunleye could sit out this week since the club has a Bye the following week, giving Ogunleye plenty of time to recover.
--DL Ian Scott: Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears DT Ian Scott (hamstring) did not play in Week 5 due to soreness in his hamstring, but he will likely play in Week 6. “He practiced all last week, but I didn’t think he was 100 percent, so I held him out of the game,” head coach Lovie Smith said. “But he should be able to go.”
--LB Leon Joe: Chicago Bears LB Leon Joe (hamstring) did not play in Week 5 due to a hamstring injury, but he is improving, according to head coach Lovie Smith. Joe is likely to sit out Week 6 since the club has a Bye the following week, giving Joe enough time to recover.
--FS Chris Harris: Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears S Chris Harris (quadriceps) suffered a quadriceps injury during Week 5 and did not return. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time.

Cincinnati Bengals
Current Updates
Offense
--FB Jeremi Johnson: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals FB Jeremi Johnson (unknown) was on the sidelines during practice Monday, Oct. 9, with an unknown injury.
Defense
--DL Robert Geathers: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Robert Geathers (knee) was on the field for the early portion of practice with his injured knee wrapped Monday, Oct. 9.
--LB Rashad Jeanty: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Rashad Jeanty (foot) was walking with a protective boot on his injured foot Monday, Oct. 9, but head coach Marvin Lewis said Jeanty could play in Week 6.
--CB Greg Brooks: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Greg Brooks (knee) was on the field for the early portion of practice Monday, Oct. 9, despite a knee injury.
--FS Dexter Jackson: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals S Dexter Jackson (ankle) was not wearing a walking boot on his injured ankle, but he did not attend practice Monday, Oct. 9. Jackson’s status will be evaluated later this week.

Denver Broncos
Current Updates
Defense
--FS John Lynch: Denver Broncos S John Lynch (head) left the Week 5 game in the fourth quarter with an apparent head injury.

Detroit Lions
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Roy Williams: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Roy Williams (back) suffered a stinger during the Week 5 game and is considered day-to-day.
--OG Damien Woody: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions OG Damien Woody (foot) is on a week-to-week basis after suffering a sprained foot during the Week 5 game.
--OG Barry Stokes: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions OG Barry Stokes (ankle) is day-to-day and awaiting more evaluation on his ankle.
--OG Ross Verba: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions OG Ross Verba (hamstring) will be questionable for the Week 6 game.
--OG Rex Tucker: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions OT Rex Tucker (knee) will be questionable for the Week 6 game.
--OL Frank Davis: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions OG Frank Davis (neck) might return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Defense
--DL Shaun Cody: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions DL Shaun Cody (toe) is on a week-to-week basis after suffering a dislocated toe during the Week 5 game.
--LB Alex Lewis: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Alex Lewis (knee) is on a week-to-week basis and missed the Week 5 game.
--SS Kenoy Kennedy: Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions SS Kenoy Kennedy (foot) is on a week-to-week basis and missed the Week 5 game.

Green Bay Packers
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Ahman Green: Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green (rib, hamstring) will get the team's Bye Week (Oct. 15) off and return to practice next week.
--RB Brandon Miree: Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has said FB Brandon Miree (eye) will be questionable for Week 7.
--RB Noah Herron: Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers were content with the performance of backup RB Noah Herron, who rushed for 106 yards on 20 carries during Week 5, but they are anxiously anticipating the return of starting RB Ahman Green (hamstring), who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. "We have to get Ahman back on the field," offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski said. "That's going to be the key. I believe that once he gets back on the field when he's healthy, he will be fine because now these guys (the offensive linemen) are starting to see it. They're starting to get it."
--WR Donald Driver: Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (ribs, hip) will probably not practice during the team's Bye Week (Oct. 15).
--WR Robert Ferguson: Green Bay Packers WR Robert Ferguson (foot) will probably not participate in practice this week.
--OT Chad Clifton: Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has said OL Chad Clifton (shoulder) will be questionable for Week 7.
--OL Jason Spitz: Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has said OL Jason Spitz (throat) will be questionable for Week 7.
Defense
--DL Cullen Jenkins: Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has said DL Cullen Jenkins (ankle) will be questionable for Week 7.
--LB Ben Taylor: Green Bay Packers LB Ben Taylor (hamstring) will probably not practice this week.
--LB Abdul Hodge: Green Bay Packers LB Abdul Hodge (knee) will not practice this week and his status for the Week 7 game is unknown. The Packers are on a Bye Week (Oct. 15).
--CB Charles Woodson: Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has said CB Charles Woodson (knee, ribs) will be questionable for Week 7.
--CB Will Blackmon: Green Bay Packers CB Will Blackmon (foot) is still recovering from a broken foot and is waiting to be cleared for practice.
--FS Nick Collins: Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has said OL Nick Collins (head) will be questionable for Week 7.

Houston Texans
Current Updates
Offense
--C Mike Flanagan: Houston Texans C Mike Flanagan (foot) is expected to play in the team's Week 6 game.
--OT Ephraim Salaam: Houston Texans OT Ephraim Salaam (groin) is expected to play in the team's Week 6 game.
Defense
--DL Antwan Peek: Houston Texans LB Antwan Peek (groin) will play in the team's Week 6 game.
--DL Alfred Malone: The Associated Press reports the Houston Texans have placed DT Alfred Malone (hand) on Injured Reserve, ending his season.
--CB Demarcus Faggins: Houston Texans CB Demarcus Faggins (foot) could return to action for the team's Week 7 game.

Indianapolis Colts
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Brandon Stokley: Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley (knee) suffered a knee injury in the team's Week 5 game. Stokley is expected to play in the team's Week 7 game.
--WR Terrence Wilkins: Indianapolis Colts WR Terrence Wilkins (concussion) is expected to return to the lineup Week 7.
--TE Ben Utecht: Indianapolis Colts TE Ben Utecht (back) is expected to return to the lineup Week 7.
Defense
--DL Dan Klecko: Indianapolis Colts DT Dan Klecko (back) is expected to return to the lineup Week 7.
--CB Marlin Jackson: Indianapolis Colts CB Marlin Jackson (leg) suffered a leg injury Week 5 and is expected to play in the team's Week 7 game.
--CB Tim Jennings: Indianapolis Colts CB Tim Jennings (knee) is expected to return to the lineup Week 7.
--FS Bob Sanders: Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (knee) is expected to return to the lineup Week 7.
Special Teams
--PK Adam Vinatieri: Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri (groin) is expected to return to the lineup Week 7.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Current Updates
Defense
--LB Mike Peterson: Jacksonville Jaguars LB Mike Peterson (pectoral) will miss the rest of the 2006 season with a torn pectoral muscle. Peterson is expected to undergo surgery in the next week to 10 days.

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 the team's Week 6 game.
--RB Michael Bennett: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Michael Bennett (hamstring) will not play in the team's Week 6 game.
--RB Larry Johnson: Updating previous reports, Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson (neck) suffered a neck strain after his face mask was yanked during Week 5.
--WR Dante' Hall: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Dante' Hall (hip) left the team's game Week 5 with a hip injury. Hall's status for Week 6 is uncertain.
--OT Kyle Turley: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs OT Kyle Turley's (back) status for Week 6 is uncertain.
--OT Will Svitek: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs OT Will Svitek (knee) will not play in the team's Week 6 game.
Defense
--LB Keyaron Fox: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Keyaron Fox's (shoulder) status for Week 6 is uncertain.
--LB Rich Scanlon: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Rich Scanlon (knee) is unlikely to play Week 6.
--CB Benny Sapp: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs CB Benny Sapp (knee) will not play in the team's Week 6 game.

Miami Dolphins
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Daunte Culpepper: Miami Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper (knee, shoulder) "will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis," according to head coach Nick Saban. It appears Culpepper will not return to the starting lineup soon, as the team wants him to concentrate on improving his mobility first through extensive rehabilitation before returning to the field.
--WR Marty Booker: Greg Bedard, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban has said WR Marty Booker (shoulder) will likely be questionable for Week 6.
--WR Derek Hagan: Craig Barnes, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins WR Derek Hagan would likely replace WR Marty Booker (shoulder) Week 6 if he is unable to play.
--TE Justin Peelle: Greg Bedard, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban has said OL Justin Peelle (knee) will likely be questionable for Week 6.
--TE Randy McMichael: Craig Barnes, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins TE Randy McMichael (ribs) suffered bruised ribs Week 5 and needed to have his rib cage wrapped.
Defense
--LB Derrick Pope: Miami Dolphins LB Derrick Pope (hamstring) aggravated his hamstring injury during practice Thursday, Oct. 5 and missed the Week 5 game. His status for the Week 6 game is in question.
--CB Travis Daniels: Greg Bedard, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban has said CB Travis Daniels (knee) will likely be questionable for Week 6.

Minnesota Vikings
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Tarvaris Jackson: Judd Zulgad, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress sent a message to injured rookie QB Tarvaris Jackson (knee) Monday, Oct. 9. Childress said, "Part of this thing for Tarvaris in terms of being a quarterback as you move down the road is somewhere you've got to fight through these injuries. You watch those guys push. Tarvaris is able to look at that and see how you have to push. Not put yourself out there hurt, but there will be a point somewhere in his career where he is going to get nicked and he's going to have to push and guys are going to trust in the fact that he's getting back there. This is unfortunately a hard learning experience but something he has to go through. But it's real now. He's going to get knocked around in the pocket at some point in the future." Jackson underwent arthroscopic surgery last month to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He has done limited work in practice since his injury and missed two games, but he did suit up as the emergency quarterback for the Week 5 game.
Defense
--SS Will Hunter: Minnesota Vikings SS Will Hunter (knee) tweaked his knee during the team's Week 5 game but was able to return. Hunter says he is fine and is expected to play in the team's Week 7 game.

New England Patriots
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Chad Jackson: Albert Breer, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots WR Chad Jackson (hamstring) estimated that he is “90 percent” recovered from his hamstring injury heading into the team’s Bye week. Jackson has been suffering from the injury since the beginning of training camp.

New Orleans Saints
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Devery Henderson: New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (shoulder) is questionable for the team's Week 6 game.
Defense
--LB Alfred Fincher: Buccaneers.com reports New Orleans Saints LB Alfred Fincher (unknown) left the Week 5 game with an unspecified injury and did not return.
--CB Curtis Deloatch: New Orleans Saints CB Curtis Deloatch (hamstring) is questionable for the team's Week 6 game.
--FS Omar Stoutmire: New Orleans Saints SS Roman Harper (knee) is doubtful for the team's Week 6 game. FS Omar Stoutmire would replace Harper in the lineup.
--FS Bryan Scott: New Orleans Saints FS Bryan Scott (hamstring) is questionable for the team's Week 6 game.
--FS Roman Harper: New Orleans Saints SS Roman Harper (knee) is doubtful for the team's Week 6 game. FS Omar Stoutmire would replace Harper in the lineup.

New York Giants
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Chad Morton: New York Giants RB Chad Morton (leg) suffered leg cramps in Week 5 and did not return. Morton is not expected to miss significant practice time this week.
--FB Derrick Ward: New York Giants RB Derrick Ward (foot) will try to run change of direction following a week of straight ahead running in his rehab from a broken foot. Ward will not play in Week 6 due to the injury.
--WR Sinorice Moss: New York Giants WR Sinorice Moss (quadriceps) will not play in Week 6 due to a quadriceps injury.
--TE Jeremy Shockey: New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (foot) left the Week 5 game in the fourth quarter due to a sore right foot and did not return. Shockey underwent x-rays on his injury and said he was fine following the game. Shockey’s status is unknown for Week 6.
Defense
--LB Carlos Emmons: New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he was not sure LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral) would be able to return this week due to a pectoral injury. LB Brandon Short replaced Emmons, who did not play in Week 5.
--LB Brandon Short: New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he was not sure LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral) would be able to return this week due to a pectoral injury. LB Brandon Short replaced Emmons, who did not play in Week 5.

New York Jets
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Cedric Houston: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Cedric Houston (knee) did not play in Week 5 due to a knee injury.
--WR Laveranues Coles: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (calf/hand) came up shaking his hand after an incompletion during Week 5, but he said he was fine following the game. Coles had injured his right hand or wrist during Week 4.
--C Trey Teague: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets OL Trey Teague (ankle) did not play in Week 5 due to an ankle injury.
Defense
--LB Eric Barton: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets LB Brad Kassell made the start over LB Eric Barton during Week 5 due to a specific defensive package, according to head coach Eric Mangini.
--LB Brad Kassell: Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets LB Brad Kassell made the start over LB Eric Barton during Week 5 due to a specific defensive package, according to head coach Eric Mangini.

Oakland Raiders
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Aaron Brooks: Oakland Raiders QB Aaron Brooks (pectoral) is doubtful for the team's Week 6 game.
--TE Randal Williams: Oakland Raiders TE Randal Williams (thigh) is questionable for the team's Week 6 game.
--TE John Madsen: Oakland Raiders TE John Madsen (thigh) is questionable for the team's Week 6 game.
--OG Kevin Boothe: Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders OG Kevin Boothe (nose) left the team's Week 5 game early with a bloody nose. Boothe's status is expected to be known Monday, Oct. 9.
Defense
--DL Warren Sapp: Oakland Raiders DT Warren Sapp (knee) suffered a knee bruise Week 5 and did not finish the game. Head coach Art Shell says Sapp is fine and will play in the team's Week 6 game.
--LB Isaiah Ekejiuba: Oakland Raiders LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (shoulder) is questionable for the team's Week 6 game.
--CB Fabian Washington: Oakland Raiders CB Fabian Washington (hamstring) is questionable for the team's Week 6 game.

Philadelphia Eagles
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Brian Westbrook: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (knee) had very little swelling Monday, Oct. 9, following the team's Week 5 game. Head coach Andy Reid would not say whether Westbrook would practice Wednesday, Oct. 11.
--WR Donte' Stallworth: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) could return to the lineup Week 6. Stallworth is not expected to practice Wednesday, Oct. 11, according to head coach Andy Reid.
--OG Todd Herremans: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles OG Todd Herremans (knee) is expected to play in the team's Week 6 game.
Defense
--LB Matt McCoy: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Matt McCoy (hip) was limping heavily Monday, Oct. 9, after suffering a hip pointer injury Week 5. McCoy's status for Week 6 is uncertain.
--CB Roderick Hood: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Roderick Hood's (heel) status for the team's Week 6 game is uncertain.
--FS Brian Dawkins: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (quad) is listed as day-to-day with a quad contusion.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Ben Roethlisberger: Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher said there was nothing to an NBC-TV report that QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) was favoring his right arm during the team's Week 5 game. However, Roethlisberger's right arm was in a sling when he left the game. Cowher said too much is read into the health of his quarterback. He went on to note Roethlisberger has a little tennis elbow but is fine.
--FB Dan Kreider: Pittsburgh Steelers FB Dan Kreider (knee) is probable for Week 6.
--WR Santonio Holmes: Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Santonio Holmes will be the team's primary punt returner until WR Willie Reid (foot) is able to return.
--WR Willie Reid: Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Santonio Holmes will be the team's primary punt returner until WR Willie Reid (foot) is able to return.
Defense
--DL Brett Keisel: Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel (ribs) is questionable for Week 6.
--LB James Harrison: Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (ankle) is expected to miss at least one more week due to a high ankle sprain.
--LB Arnold Harrison: Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers LB Arnold Harrison will move into the No. 3 spot at outside linebacker until LB James Harrison (ankle) is able to return.

San Diego Chargers
Current Updates
Offense
--OT Leander Jordan: San Diego Chargers OT Leander Jordan (neck) is not likely to practice this week.
--OT Marcus McNeill: San Diego Chargers OT Marcus McNeill (hand) will not miss any practice time and will play in the team's Week 6 game after X-rays revealed McNeill has a fractured right hand. McNeill will not require surgery.
Defense
--FS Bhawoh Jue: San Diego Chargers FS Bhawoh Jue (knee) could return to practice this week, though is unlikely to play Week 6.

San Francisco 49ers
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Maurice Hicks: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Maurice Hicks (shoulder) suffered a shoulder stinger during Week 5, but is listed as probable for Week 6.
--WR Antonio Bryant: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Antonio Bryant (mouth) suffered a cut lip during Week 5 that required five stitches to repair. Bryant is listed as probable for Week 6.
--WR Taylor Jacobs: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Taylor Jacobs (hamstring) missed Week 5 due to a hamstring injury.
--TE Vernon Davis: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (leg) is still walking on crutches and remains out for Week 6 due to a hairline fracture to his fibula in his right leg.
--OG Larry Allen: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan is hoping OG Larry Allen (knee) is able to return to play in Week 6. If Allen were unable to return, the club expects him to be ready for the Week 8 game.
--OT Jonas Jennings: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers OT Jonas Jennings (wrist) suffered a wrist injury during Week 5 and underwent surgery to repair the ligament Monday, Oct. 9. Jennings is listed as probable for Week 6.

Seattle Seahawks
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Shaun Alexander: ESPNews reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (foot) is not expected to play in Week 6 due to a foot injury. Alexander is aiming to return for Week 7.
--WR Bobby Engram: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (illness) missed practice Monday, Oct. 9.
--TE Jerramy Stevens: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Jerramy Stevens (knee) practiced Monday, Oct. 9. He is expected to play in the team's Week 6 game.
--OG Floyd Womack: Clare Farnsworth, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports Seattle Seahawks OG Floyd Womack (knee) is not expected to play in Week 6.
Defense
--DL Joe Tafoya: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Joe Tafoya (knee) missed practice Monday, Oct. 9 and his status for Week 6 is uncertain.
--DL Marcus Tubbs: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Marcus Tubbs (knee) practiced Monday, Oct. 9.
--LB D.D. Lewis: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB D.D. Lewis (toe) missed practice Monday, Oct. 9 and his status for Week 6 is uncertain.
--CB Jordan Babineaux: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Jordan Babineaux (concussion) practiced Monday, Oct. 9 and should play Week 6.
--SS Michael Boulware: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks SS Michael Boulware (concussion) practiced Monday, Oct. 9 and should play Week 6.

St. Louis Rams
Current Updates
Offense
--FB Paul Smith: St. Louis Rams FB Paul Smith (head) will miss the Week 6 game. Head coach Scott Linehan said he is still being examined by specialists after suffering some small fractures in the orbital area around the eye.
--OT Orlando Pace: St. Louis Rams OT Orlando Pace (concussion) started the Week 5 game and performed well in the game. He appears to be fully recovered from his concussion.
Defense
--LB Will Witherspoon: St. Louis Rams LB Will Witherspoon (ankle) suffered a minor sprained ankle during the Week 5 game and missed a handful of plays. He is expected to be fine for the Week 6 game.
--CB Travis Fisher: St. Louis Rams CB Travis Fisher (groin) suffered a strained groin during the first half of the Week 5 game. The injury is to the other side that bothered him off-and-on during the 2005 season, according to head coach Scott Linehan. The latest injury does not appear serious, but he was undergoing an MRI just to be sure.
--CB Fakhir Brown: St. Louis Rams CB Fakhir Brown (ankle) will be day-to-day this week as he deals with a sprained ankle. He does not have a high ankle sprain, which can often sideline players for several weeks.
--FS Ron Bartell: St. Louis Rams CB Ron Bartell (calf) suffered a strained calf during the third quarter of the Week 5 game. His injury is not considered serious and he should be fine for the Week 6 game.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Current Updates
Offense
--OG Davin Joseph: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph (knee) is probable for the team's Week 6 game.
Defense
--LB Ryan Nece: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Ryan Nece (knee) is probable for the team's Week 6 game.
--CB Brian Kelly: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (toe) is probable for the team's Week 6 game.

Tennessee Titans
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Travis Henry: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Travis Henry (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 6.
--WR Drew Bennett: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Drew Bennett (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 6.
--WR David Givens: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR David Givens (thumb) will not play in Week 6.
--TE Erron Kinney: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Erron Kinney (knee) will not play in Week 6.
--OG Benji Olson: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans OG Benji Olson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 6.
--OG Zach Piller: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans OL Zach Piller (ankle) will not play in Week 6.
Defense
--LB Robert Reynolds: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB Robert Reynolds (thigh) is listed as questionable for Week 6.

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