Thursday Practice Report
on January 17, 2008 @ 07:40:33 PDT

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Buffalo Bills
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Josh Reed: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills WR Josh Reed (back) underwent back surgery after the season. The surgery was not considered a major procedure.
--WR Lee Evans: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills WR Lee Evans (shoulder) underwent shoulder surgery after the season. The surgery was not considered a major procedure.
--TE Robert Royal: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills TE Robert Royal (knee) was scheduled to have his knee scoped Thursday, Jan. 17.
--OT Jason Peters: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills OT Jason Peters (hernia) will undergo surgery Wednesday, Jan. 23, to repair a sports hernia. He has formally pulled out of the 2008 Pro Bowl.
Defense
--DL Chris Kelsay: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills DE Chris Kelsay (ankle) underwent ankle surgery after the season. The surgery was not considered a major procedure.
--DL Ryan Denney: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills DL Ryan Denney (foot) underwent foot surgery after the season.
--LB Angelo Crowell: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills LB Angelo Crowell (triceps) underwent triceps surgery after the season. The surgery was not considered a major procedure.
--FS Bryan Scott: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills FS Bryan Scott (knee) had his knee scoped after the season.
--FS Jim Leonhard: Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills FS Jim Leonhard (hip) underwent hip surgery Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Green Bay Packers
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Koren Robinson: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Koren Robinson (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 17, but is expected to be available for the team's NFC Championship Game.
--WR Greg Jennings: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (groin) practiced Thursday, Jan. 17, and is expected to start the team's NFC Championship Game.
--TE Bubba Franks: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers TE Bubba Franks (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 17, but should be available to play in the team's NFC Championship Game.
--OL Jason Spitz: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers OL Jason Spitz (quadriceps) was not on the team's official injury report Thursday, Jan. 17.
Defense
--LB Nick Barnett: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers LB Nick Barnett (hamstring) participated in drills at practice Thursday, Jan. 17, and is expected to start in the team's NFC Championship Game.
--CB Will Blackmon: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Will Blackmon (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 17, and is uncertain to play in the team's NFC Championship Game. Blackmon may be available to play.
--CB Charles Woodson: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (toe) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 17, but is expected to start the team's NFC Championship Game.

New England Patriots
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Tom Brady: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 17, but is expected to play in the team's AFC Championship Game.
--WR Donte' Stallworth: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Donte' Stallworth (knee) was not on the official injury report Thursday, Jan. 17, and should be available to play in the team's AFC Championship Game.
--OG Stephen Neal: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots OG Stephen Neal (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 17, but is likely to play in the team's AFC Championship Game.
--OT Matt Light: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots OT Matt Light (flu) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 17, but should be available to play in the team's AFC Championship Game.
--OT Ryan O'Callaghan: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots OT Ryan O'Callaghan (flu) was not on the team's official injury report Thursday, Jan. 17, but should be available to play in the team's AFC Championship Game.
Defense
--FS Mel Mitchell: Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots FS Mel Mitchell (arm) was not present during the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

New York Giants
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Plaxico Burress: Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) appeared limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 17.
--OT Kareem McKenzie: Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants OT Kareem McKenzie (ankle) was present at practice Thursday, Jan. 17, and moving around on his injured ankle.
Defense
--DL Michael Strahan: New York Giants DL Michael Strahan (groin) was not on the team's official injury report Thursday, Jan. 17.
--CB Kevin Dockery: Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants CB Kevin Dockery (hip) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 17.
--CB Aaron Ross: New York Giants CB Aaron Ross (shoulder) increased his workload in practice Thursday, Jan. 17, and is expected to practice throughout the week. Ross was replaced by CB R.W. McQuarters.
--CB R.W. McQuarters: Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants CB R.W. McQuarters (undisclosed) practiced with the first-team defense Thursday, Jan. 17.
--CB Corey Webster: Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants CB Corey Webster (undisclosed) practiced with the first-team defense Thursday, Jan. 17.
--CB Sam Madison: New York Giants CB Sam Madison (abdomen) participated in individual drills Thursday, Jan. 17, but is considered questionable for the team's NFC Championship Game.

San Diego Chargers
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Philip Rivers: The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (knee) said he is surprised by the reaction he is receiving about his antics during football games. "I'm aware of it. I really don't get too caught up in it. It's kind of surprising, really, to be honest with you. But, again, I'm out there having a good time as I did in the backyard since I was 5 years old. I'm not saying anything out of line. There's no profanity being used. I know what I'm about. My teammates know, my family knows, everything else, I can't worry about," Rivers said.
--RB LaDainian Tomlinson: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) practiced Thursday, Jan. 17, and he is expected to play in the AFC Championship Game.
--FB Lorenzo Neal: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers FB Lorenzo Neal (fibula) practiced Thursday, Jan. 17, and he is expected to play in the AFC Championship Game.
--TE Antonio Gates: The NFL Network reports San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (toe) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 17.
Defense
--DL Jamal Williams: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers DT Jamal Williams (ankle) missed the teamís practice Thursday, Jan. 17, but he will play in the AFC Championship Game.
--LB Shawne Merriman: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (illness) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 17, but he will play in the AFC Championship Game.
Special Teams
--PK Nate Kaeding: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers PK Nate Kaeding (fibula) practiced Thursday, Jan. 17, and he might handle kickoff duties in the AFC Championship Game.

Seattle Seahawks
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Deion Branch: Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren said placing WR Deion Branch (knee) on Injured Reserve next season is a possibility.
Defense
--DL Patrick Kerney: The NFL Network reports Seattle Seahawks DL Patrick Kerney (knee) will miss the Pro Bowl because he is scheduled to have surgery.

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