Thursday Practice Report
on February 1, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

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Chicago Bears
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Mark Bradley: Chicago Bears WR Mark Bradley (ankle) practiced Thursday, Feb. 1, and will be able to play in Super Bowl XLI Sunday, Feb. 4. He has been removed from the team's injury report for this week.
Previous Updates
Defense
--DL Mark Anderson: Brian Hanley, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears rookie DE Mark Anderson was highly productive this season, tallying a club rookie record of 12 sacks in 2006. The talented first-year player said his plummet to the fifth-round of the last year’s draft was a chief motivating factor. ''I was happy with where I got drafted,'' Anderson said. ''I was just mad at which round I went in. When I found out I was drafted by Chicago, I knew we had a pretty good chance [of getting to the Super Bowl]. I had high expectations.'' Anderson credits some of his early success to fellow defensive lineman Tommie Harris. ''Tommie Harris, he came and took me under his shoulder,'' Anderson said of the Bears' injured tackle. ''He was probably the first person to help me out. We used to watch film together and work out.”
--DL Tommie Harris: Brian Hanley, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears rookie DE Mark Anderson was highly productive this season, tallying a club rookie record of 12 sacks in 2006. The talented first-year player said his plummet to the fifth-round of the last year’s draft was a chief motivating factor. ''I was happy with where I got drafted,'' Anderson said. ''I was just mad at which round I went in. When I found out I was drafted by Chicago, I knew we had a pretty good chance [of getting to the Super Bowl]. I had high expectations.'' Anderson credits some of his early success to fellow defensive lineman Tommie Harris. ''Tommie Harris, he came and took me under his shoulder,'' Anderson said of the Bears' injured tackle. ''He was probably the first person to help me out. We used to watch film together and work out.”
--LB Darrell McClover: Gene Chamberlain, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Chicago Bears have been very pleased with the performance of LB Darrell McClover, who was signed during the season as a special teams contributor and replacement for oft-injured LB Leon Joe (hamstring). ''He was a great pickup,'' special teams coach Dave Toub said. ''We played him that first game as soon as we got him. He was a little rusty, to be honest with you. Then we went back with Leon (Joe). Then he got hurt again. So that enabled Darrell to get back in there, and he has really come on and helped solidify things on kickoffs.'' McClover, who was originally drafted by the New York Jets in 2005, led or tied for the team lead in special-teams tackles three times in the seven games he played. He also helped in the victory against the Jets by pointing out a change in their personnel, which made the Bears wary of an onside kick on the kickoff to start the second half.
--LB Leon Joe: Gene Chamberlain, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Chicago Bears have been very pleased with the performance of LB Darrell McClover, who was signed during the season as a special teams contributor and replacement for oft-injured LB Leon Joe (hamstring). ''He was a great pickup,'' special teams coach Dave Toub said. ''We played him that first game as soon as we got him. He was a little rusty, to be honest with you. Then we went back with Leon (Joe). Then he got hurt again. So that enabled Darrell to get back in there, and he has really come on and helped solidify things on kickoffs.'' McClover, who was originally drafted by the New York Jets in 2005, led or tied for the team lead in special-teams tackles three times in the seven games he played. He also helped in the victory against the Jets by pointing out a change in their personnel, which made the Bears wary of an onside kick on the kickoff to start the second half.
Special Teams
--AC Dave Toub: Gene Chamberlain, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Chicago Bears have been very pleased with the performance of LB Darrell McClover, who was signed during the season as a special teams contributor and replacement for oft-injured LB Leon Joe (hamstring). ''He was a great pickup,'' special teams coach Dave Toub said. ''We played him that first game as soon as we got him. He was a little rusty, to be honest with you. Then we went back with Leon (Joe). Then he got hurt again. So that enabled Darrell to get back in there, and he has really come on and helped solidify things on kickoffs.'' McClover, who was originally drafted by the New York Jets in 2005, led or tied for the team lead in special-teams tackles three times in the seven games he played. He also helped in the victory against the Jets by pointing out a change in their personnel, which made the Bears wary of an onside kick on the kickoff to start the second half.

Dallas Cowboys
Current Updates
Offense
--OT Flozell Adams: The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys OT Flozell Adams has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. He will replace New Orleans Saints OT Jammal Brown (knee).

Houston Texans
Previous Updates
Defense
--DL Anthony Weaver: Carmine Pirone, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Houston Texans DL Anthony Weaver (shoulder, knee) underwent shoulder surgery Jan. 3, to have a torn rotator cuff repaired. He also had his right knee scoped recently to have bone spurs cleaned up. Weaver said, "The knee is to get strength back in it and the shoulder, right now, is to get my motion back. I’m hearing 4-6 months is when I can get back to strength training. June or July, about then."

Indianapolis Colts
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Peyton Manning: Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (thumb) practiced Thursday, Feb. 1, and will play in Super Bowl XLI Sunday, Feb. 4.
--WR Ricky Proehl: Indianapolis Colts WR Ricky Proehl (hamstring) practiced Thursday, Feb. 1, and is expected to play in Super Bowl XLI Sunday, Feb. 4.
--WR Marvin Harrison: Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison (wrist) practiced Thursday, Feb. 1, and is expected to play in Super Bowl XLI Sunday, Feb. 4.
--OG Ryan Lilja: Indianapolis Colts OG Ryan Lilja (knee) practiced Thursday, Feb. 1, and is expected to play in Super Bowl XLI Sunday, Feb. 4.
Defense
--LB Keith O'Neil: Indianapolis Colts LB Keith O'Neil (ribs) practiced Thursday, Feb. 1, and is expected to play in Super Bowl XLI Sunday, Feb. 4.
--CB Nick Harper: Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (ankle) missed a portion of practice Thursday, Feb. 1, but says he thinks he will start Super Bowl XLI Sunday, Feb. 4. He will be a game-time decision.
--FS Bob Sanders: Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (knee) practiced Thursday, Feb. 1, and is expected to play in Super Bowl XLI Sunday, Feb. 4.

New Orleans Saints
Current Updates
Offense
--OT Jammal Brown: The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys OT Flozell Adams has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. He will replace New Orleans Saints OT Jammal Brown (knee).

Philadelphia Eagles
Previous Updates
Offense
--QB Donovan McNabb: PhiladelphiaEagles.com reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb (knee) discussed his rehabilitation from a season-ending knee injury with Sirius NFL Radio's Afternoon Blitz show Wednesday, Jan. 31. McNabb said, "It's on schedule. When you have a knee injury and Jerry will allude to this, it's excruciating pain early on. I mean for the first eight or nine or 10 weeks, you're working on getting your range and flexion back. No one wants to be a part of that. I remember right before I injured my knee, [DL] Jevon Kearse (knee) was going through it and just kind of being in there as they were bending his knee, he had the scar tissue that they were trying to rip apart, it just feels like your kneecap is about to tear up again. But as this thing continues on and your leg gets stronger, you feel like you can do more. There's going to come a point, that I've known talking to different guys who've had it that you feel like you've hit a wall. You're really getting better, but it's frustrating. At this particular point, I'm not going through that. Things are getting better. I look forward to getting back out there."

Seattle Seahawks
Previous Updates
Offense
--QB Matt Hasselbeck: Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder) continues to wear a brace on his left arm about two weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum and he expects to resume throwing in May or June.

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