Monday Injury Report
on September 1, 2008 @ 19:56:09 PDT

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Arizona Cardinals
Current Updates
Offense
--TE Ben Patrick: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals TE Ben Patrick (ankle) was limited during practice Monday, Sept. 1. He should be available to play Week 1.
--C Al Johnson: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals C Al Johnson (knee) may try to participate in practice on a limited basis this week.
--OT Mike Gandy: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals OT Mike Gandy (leg) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 1. He will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Defense
--DL Gabe Watson: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Gabe Watson (knee) may try to participate in practice on a limited basis this week.
--DL Alan Branch: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Alan Branch (ankle) is considered day-to-day. He will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Atlanta Falcons
Current Updates
Offense
--C Alex Stepanovich: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons OL Alex Stepanovich (back) has not practiced in three weeks and could be out at least another week.
Defense
--LB Coy Wire: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons LB Coy Wire (ankle) is expected to return this week.

Baltimore Ravens
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Kyle Boller: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Kyle Boller (shoulder) hasn't thrown for two weeks, but his status should be clarified by Friday, Sept. 5.
--QB Troy Smith: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Troy Smith (tonsillitis) missed the team's practice Monday, Sept. 1. He is not expected to play Week 1.
--RB Willis McGahee: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (knee) practiced Monday, Sept. 1, and he is expected to start Week 1. Head coach John Harbaugh said McGahee's knee is still not at 100 percent
Defense
--DL Kelly Gregg: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DT Kelly Gregg (knee) missed the team's practice Monday, Sept. 1, but the team is confident he will start Week 1.
--CB Chris McAlister: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Chris McAlister (knee) practiced Monday, Sept. 1, and he is expected to start Week 1.
--FS Ed Reed: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (neck, shoulder) seemed pessimistic about playing Week 1. He is day-to-day, but he seems out for Week 1. Reed would be replaced by FS Jim Leonhard.
--FS Jim Leonhard: Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (neck, shoulder) seemed pessimistic about playing Week 1. He is day-to-day, but he seems out for Week 1. Reed would be replaced by FS Jim Leonhard.

Buffalo Bills
Current Updates
Offense
--TE Derek Schouman: Bucky Gleason, of The Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills TE Derek Schouman (knee) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 31.
--TE Derek Fine: Buffalo Bills TE Derek Fine (thumb) will miss several weeks with what is believed to be a broken thumb.
--OT Matt Murphy: Buffalo Bills OT Matt Murphy (shoulder) will be out roughly three weeks with a partial tear in his rotator cuff.
Defense
--LB John DiGiorgio: Buffalo Bills LB John DiGiorgio (ribs) did not practice Monday, Sept. 1, and is questionable for Week 1.
--LB Jon Corto: Buffalo Bills LB Jon Corto (concussion) did not practice Monday, Sept. 1, and is questionable for Week 1.

Chicago Bears
Current Updates
Offense
--TE Desmond Clark: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark (knee) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 1. He was wearing a brace on his knee. He has a good chance to play Week 1.
--OG Terrence Metcalf: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears OG Terrence Metcalf (knee) was limited during practice Monday, Sept. 1.
Defense
--DL Mark Anderson: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DE Mark Anderson (thumb) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 1. He was wearing a brace during practice, but he is expected to play Week 1.

Cincinnati Bengals
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Chad Ocho Cinco: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ocho Cinco (shoulder) is fully participating in practice Monday, Sept. 1.
--WR Andre Caldwell: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Andre Caldwell (foot) is not participating in practice Monday, Sept. 1.
--WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (hamstring) is fully participating in practice Monday, Sept. 1.
Defense
--DL Antwan Odom: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Antwan Odom (foot) is fully participating in practice Monday, Sept. 1.
--FS Nedu Ndukwe: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals FS Nedu Ndukwe (leg) is not participating in practice Monday, Sept. 1.
--SS Dexter Jackson: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals SS Dexter Jackson (ankle) is fully participating in practice Monday, Sept. 1.

Cleveland Browns
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Derek Anderson: The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson (concussion) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 1. Anderson is expected to play Sunday, Sept. 7, provided he does not have any setbacks during practice.
--RB Jamal Lewis: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Jamal Lewis (hamstring) may return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 3. and should be OK for this week's game. If he does not return Wednesday, Lewis would be considered questionable for the team's game Sunday, Sept. 7.
--WR Braylon Edwards: The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (foot) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 1, after missing more than three weeks with a severely cut foot.
--TE Martin Rucker: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Martin Rucker (knee) will miss another three to four more weeks.
--OG Rex Hadnot: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns OG Rex Hadnot (knee) is out for the team's Week 1 game. Hadnot might also miss the team's Week 2 game.
--OT Ryan Tucker: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns OG Ryan Tucker (hip) was limited in practice Monday, Sept. 1, and might not be ready for a couple of weeks.
Defense
--SS Brodney Pool: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns SS Brodney Pool (concussion) has not practiced in two weeks and is questionable for the team's Week 1 game.

Dallas Cowboys
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Sam Hurd: Dallas Cowboys WR Sam Hurd (ankle) will miss two to four weeks.
--WR Miles Austin: Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (knee) will miss the team's Week 1 game and could also miss their Week 2 game.
--WR Isaiah Stanback: Dallas Cowboys WR Isaiah Stanback (shoulder) practiced Monday, Sept. 1, with a harness to protect his left shoulder. Stanback is the team's No. 3 receiver, but he will have to make it through a week of practice if he is to play. If he does need surgery, Stanback would miss the entire season.
--OT Kyle Kosier: Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier (foot) will miss at least the first four weeks of the season.
Defense
--LB Anthony Spencer: Dallas Cowboys LB Anthony Spencer (knee) will miss the team's season opener Sunday, Sept. 7, and could also be out in Week 2.

Denver Broncos
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Darrell Jackson: Denver Broncos WR Darrell Jackson (ankle) is practicing through some discomfort. He said he will be ready for Week 1 and will probably start.
Defense
--DL Elvis Dumervil: Denver Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil (finger) should be able to play Week 1, but he will have a cast over his broken pinkie finger.
--LB Boss Bailey: Denver Broncos LB Boss Bailey (ankle) is still feeling some pain and isn't sure if he can play Week 1. He is back at practice and will increase his activity as the week progresses.

Detroit Lions
Current Updates
Offense
--TE Dan Campbell: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions TE Dan Campbell (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 1. He should be able to play Week 1.

Green Bay Packers
Current Updates
Offense
--WR James Jones: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR James Jones (knee) missed the team's practice Monday, Sept. 1, and appears unlikely to play Week 1. He will probably miss at least the first two games.
--OL Josh Sitton: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers OG Josh Sitton (knee) is expected to miss at least four weeks.
Defense
--LB A.J. Hawk: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers LB A.J. Hawk (chest) missed the team's practice Monday, Sept. 1, and his status for Week 1 is uncertain. He might be a week or two away from returning.
--LB Tracy White: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers LB Tracy White (ankle) missed the team's practice Monday, Sept. 1, and his status for Week 1 is uncertain. He likely will be available for the game.
--SS Atari Bigby: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers S Atari Bigby (ankle) missed the team's practice Monday, Sept. 1, but he appears to be walking fine. His status for Week 1 is uncertain.
--SS Charlie Peprah: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers S Charlie Peprah (hamstring) is walking fine but still not practicing. His status for Week 1 remains unclear, and the team might be waiting until Thursday, Sept. 4, to let Peprah take the practice field. Even if he does practice Thursday, he might need a week or two before he's activated for a game.

Houston Texans
Current Updates
Offense
--OT Ephraim Salaam: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans OT Ephraim Salaam (knee) will be available to play Week 1, according to the coaches. He missed the entire preseason because he underwent back surgery.
--OL Rashad Butler: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans OT Rashad Butler (shoulder) is expected to play Week 1. He has not practiced since he suffered his shoulder injury during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

Indianapolis Colts
Current Updates
Offense
--OG Mike Pollak: Indianapolis Colts OG Mike Pollak (undisclosed) is not expected to play Week 1.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Maurice Jones-Drew: Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) rested Monday, Sept. 1, but he will likely be set to go by Wednesday, Sept. 3.
--WR Jerry Porter: Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jerry Porter (hamstring) started working out Monday, Sept. 1, but he is out for Week 1.
--C Brad Meester: Jacksonville Jaguars C Brad Meester (foot) required surgery for a broken bone in his foot and is likely out until Oct. 1.
--OT Maurice Williams: Jacksonville Jaguars OT Maurice Williams (knee) rested Monday, Sept. 1, but he will likely be set to go by Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Defense
--DL Derek Landri: Jacksonville Jaguars DT Derek Landri (leg) returned to practice this week, but he is likely out for the team's Week 1 game.

Kansas City Chiefs
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Maurice Price: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Maurice Price (groin) likely will play in Week 1.
--WR Will Franklin: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Will Franklin (knee) status is uncertain for Week 1.
--TE Brad Cottam: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs TE Brad Cottam (shoulder) is uncertain for Week 1.
--OL Branden Albert: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs OL Branden Albert's (foot) status is uncertain for Week 1.
Defense
--LB Demorrio Williams: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Demorrio Williams (hand) likely will play in Week 1.
--CB B.J. Sams: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs CB B.J. Sams' (hamstring) status is uncertain for Week 1.

Miami Dolphins
Current Updates
Offense
--OG Shawn Murphy: Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins OG Shawn Murphy (ankle) likely will be cleared to play Week 1.
Defense
--LB Charlie Anderson: Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Charlie Anderson (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 1. He is expected to play Week 1.
--LB Joey Porter: Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter (back) is expected to play throughout the season with pain. He expects to start at right outside linebacker this season.
--CB Joey Thomas: Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins CB Joey Thomas (concussion) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 1. It is uncertain if he will play Week 1.

New England Patriots
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Tom Brady: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (foot) is expected to play in the team's Week 1 game.
--WR Wes Welker: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (ribs) is expected to play in the team's Week 1 game.
--WR Sam Aiken: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Sam Aiken (knee) is unlikely to play in the team's Week 1 game if he is unable to practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.
--WR Jabar Gaffney: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Jabar Gaffney (undisclosed) is likely to play in the team's Week 1 game.
--TE Benjamin Watson: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (undisclosed) is unlikely to play in the team's Week 1 game if he is unable to practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.
--OG Dan Connolly: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots C Dan Connolly (undisclosed) is unlikely to play in the team's Week 1 game if he is unable to practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.
--OG Russ Hochstein: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots OL Russ Hochstein (undisclosed) is likely to play in the team's Week 1 game.
Defense
--DL Le Kevin Smith: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots DL Le Kevin Smith (knee) is unlikely to play in the team's Week 1 game if he is unable to practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.
--FS Brandon Meriweather: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots S Brandon Meriweather (leg) is unlikely to play in the team's Week 1 game if he is unable to practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

New York Giants
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Domenik Hixon: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants WR Domenik Hixon (back) was limited in practice Monday, Sept, 1, but he should return Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Defense
--LB Jonathan Goff: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants LB Jonathan Goff (back) did not practice Monday, Sept. 1.
--CB Terrell Thomas: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas (hamstring) could miss the team's opener Thursday, Sept. 4, with a strained hamstring. However, he is not expected to miss much more time.
Special Teams
--PK Lawrence Tynes: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (knee) will not play Thursday, Sept. 4, and will probably miss one to two more weeks.

Oakland Raiders
Current Updates
Defense
--CB Nnamdi Asomugha: Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle) will be ready for the team's season opener. Asomugha has been bothered by a bad ankle recently. "Itís not going to be a problem," Asomugha said. "We still have Monday and Tuesday before we actually practice, once Wednesday comes Iíll be fine."

San Diego Chargers
Current Updates
Offense
--TE Antonio Gates: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (toe) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 1, and is expected to play Week 1.
--C Nick Hardwick: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (foot) missed the team's practice Monday, Sept. 1, and he will not play Week 1. He isn't expected back for several more weeks.
--C Cory Withrow: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers C Cory Withrow (hamstring) has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2008 season.
--OT Marcus McNeill: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers OT Marcus McNeill (neck) missed the team's practice Monday, Sept. 1, and will likely miss Week 1.
Defense
--DL Jamal Williams: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers DT Jamal Williams (knee) practiced Monday, Sept. 1, and is expected to play Week 1.
--LB Shawne Merriman: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (knee) received half of the first-team practice repetitions Monday, Sept. 1, and is expected to play Week 1.

San Francisco 49ers
Current Updates
Offense
--OG Adam Snyder: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers OG Adam Snyder (ankle) will return to individual work Monday, Sept. 1.
--OT Jonas Jennings: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers OT Jonas Jennings (hand) will return to individual work Monday, Sept. 1.
Defense
--DL Aubrayo Franklin: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers DT Aubrayo Franklin (knee) will not practice Monday, Sept. 1, because of a mild sprain in his knee, but he should be ready to go Wednesday, Sept. 3.
--LB Parys Haralson: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Parys Haralson (shoulder) will not practice Monday, Sept. 1, but he should be ready to go Wednesday, Sept. 3.

St. Louis Rams
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Brian Leonard: St. Louis Rams RB Brian Leonard (shoulder) worked in some team drills Monday, Sept. 1, though his status is uncertain for Week 1.
--WR Dante' Hall: St. Louis Rams WR Dante' Hall (ankle) participated a lot in team drills Monday, Sept. 1, and is expected to play in Week 1.
--WR Drew Bennett: St. Louis Rams WR Drew Bennett (groin) worked some in team drills Monday, Sept. 1, and is expected to play in Week 1.
--WR Donnie Avery: St. Louis Rams WR Donnie Avery (knee) did not practice Monday, Sept. 1, though he did some running on the side. Avery suffered a sprained knee in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.
--OT Orlando Pace: St. Louis Rams OT Orlando Pace (shoulder) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 1, and should be fine for the team's Week 1 game.
Defense
--CB Fakhir Brown: St. Louis Rams CB Fakhir Brown (shoulder) took part in his first practice Monday, Sept. 1, since suffering a partially torn rotator cuff and some tendon damage in the first practice of training camp Thursday, July 25. Brown worked in some team drills Monday.
--FS Oshiomogho Atogwe: St. Louis Rams FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (hamstring) worked with the first team during team periods Monday, Sept. 1, after practicing last week. Atogwe did not participate in any preseason games because of a hamstring pull suffered early in camp.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Antonio Bryant: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Bryant (knee) has fluid build-up in his knee and could miss the season opener. Bryant has missed the last two weeks of workouts.
--OG Davin Joseph: Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden said OG Davin Joseph (foot) is getting better, and the team will update his injury status Wednesday, Sept. 3.
--OT Jeremy Zuttah: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Jeremy Zuttah will replace OG Davin Joseph (foot) at right guard.

Washington Redskins
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Malcolm Kelly: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 1. He is not expected to play Week 1.
--WR Antwaan Randle El: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Antwaan Randle El (wrist) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 1. He is expected to play Week 1.
Defense
--DL Jason Taylor: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DE Jason Taylor (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 1. He is not expected to play Week 1.
--LB Khary Campbell: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Khary Campbell (thigh) was limited during practice Monday, Sept. 1. He is expected to play Week 1.
--SS LaRon Landry: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins SS LaRon Landry (hamstring) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 1. He is expected to play Week 1.
--SS Kareem Moore: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins SS Kareem Moore (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 1. He is not expected to play Week 1.

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