Wednesday Practice Report
on September 10, 2008 @ 16:15:23 PDT

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Arizona Cardinals
Current Updates
Offense
--TE Jerame Tuman: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals TE Jerame Tuman (hamstring) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He will not practice any earlier than Friday, Sept. 12.
--TE Ben Patrick: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals TE Ben Patrick (ankle) played in the team's Week 1 game.
--OT Mike Gandy: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals OT Mike Gandy (leg) played in the team's Week 1 game.
Defense
--DL Alan Branch: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Alan Branch (ankle) did not play Week 1 because of an ankle injury. Branch may try to fully participate in practice this week.
--DL Gabe Watson: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DT Gabe Watson (knee) did not play Week 1 because of a knee injury. Watson may try to fully participate in practice this week.

Atlanta Falcons
Current Updates
Offense
--C Alex Stepanovich: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons C Alex Stepanovich (back) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Defense
--LB Coy Wire: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons LB Coy Wire (ankle) played in the team's Week 1 game.
--CB Thomas DeCoud: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons FS Thomas DeCoud (ankle) was active for the team's Week 1 game, but did not play in the game.

Baltimore Ravens
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Troy Smith: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Troy Smith (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He will have tests done Friday, Sept. 12, to determine condition.
--RB Willis McGahee: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (knee) dressed in Week 1, but he did not play because of a coach's decision. McGahee should start in Week 2, but the success of running backs Ray Rice and Le'Ron McClain could cut into his carries.
--FB Le'Ron McClain: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FB Le'Ron McClain (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He should be a big part of the team's offense Week 2.
--WR Yamon Figurs: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Yamon Figurs (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He should be able to play Week 2.
--TE Todd Heap: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (back) missed a few plays after taking a hard hit in the second half in Week 1. Despite returning, Heap was not at full strength. He should play in Week 2 but will probably be less than 100 percent.
--C Jason Brown: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens C Jason Brown (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He will start Week 2.
--OT Jared Gaither: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens OT Jared Gaither (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He will start Week 2.
Defense
--DL Kelly Gregg: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DT Kelly Gregg (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is expected to start Week 2.
--LB Brendon Ayanbadejo: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Brendon Ayanbadejo (leg) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is expected to play Week 2.
--CB Chris McAlister: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Chris McAlister (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He will start Week 2.
--CB Corey Ivy: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Corey Ivy (ankle) was on crutches after the team's Week 1 game, but he expects to play in Week 2. He characterized the injury as a minor sprain.
--CB Fabian Washington: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Fabian Washington (neck) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. Head coach John Harbaugh said he expects Washington to play Week 2.
--FS Ed Reed: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (neck) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is considered questionable for Week 2.

Buffalo Bills
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Roscoe Parrish: Buffalo Bills WR Roscoe Parrish (ribs) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is considered probable for Week 2.
--TE Derek Fine: Buffalo Bills head coach Dick Jauron said TE Derek Fine (thumb) likely will not be available for the team's Week 2 game.
--OT Matt Murphy: Buffalo Bills OT Matt Murphy (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is considered questionable for Week 2.
Defense
--LB John DiGiorgio: Buffalo Bills LB John DiGiorgio (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is considered questionable for Week 2.

Carolina Panthers
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Ryne Robinson: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers WR Ryne Robinson (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is considered questionable for Week 2.
--TE Dante Rosario: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers TE Dante Rosario (foot) is expected to play Week 2 and should be a big part of the offense.
--OT Travelle Wharton: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers OT Travelle Wharton (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He could be able to play Week 2.
--OT Jeff Otah: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers OT Jeff Otah (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He should be able to play Week 2.
Defense
--LB Na'il Diggs: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers LB Na'il Diggs (foot) is considered day-to-day with a sprained foot.
--CB Chris Gamble: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers CB Chris Gamble (arm) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He should be able to play Week 2.
--SS Chris Harris: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers SS Chris Harris (groin) is considered day-to-day with a groin injury. He should be able to play Week 2.

Chicago Bears
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Matt Forte: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (shoulder) came out of the game briefly Sunday, Sept. 7, after a big hit from Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders. Forte was icing his shoulder after the game, but he is expected to be fine.
--WR Devin Hester: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is expected to start Week 2.
--OT John Tait: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears OT John Tait (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is expected to start Week 2.
Defense
--DL Tommie Harris: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DT Tommie Harris (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is expected to start Week 2.
--LB Lance Briggs: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is expected to start Week 2.
--CB Nathan Vasher: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears CB Nathan Vasher (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is expected to start Week 2.

Cincinnati Bengals
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Andre Caldwell: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Andre Caldwell (foot) did not play in the team's Week 1 game because of a foot injury. His status for Week 2 is unknown.
--OG Kyle Cook: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals C Kyle Cook (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Defense
--DL Pat Sims: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Pat Sims (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--DL Jason Shirley: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Jason Shirley (heel) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--DL Frostee Rucker: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Frostee Rucker (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--LB Brandon Johnson: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Brandon Johnson (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--CB David Jones: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB David Jones (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's Week 1 game. Head coach Marvin Lewis did not provide any status report for Jones for this week.
--CB Johnathan Joseph: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--FS Nedu Ndukwe: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals FS Nedu Ndukwe (knee) did not play in the team's Week 1 game because of a knee injury. His status for Week 2 is unknown.
--SS Dexter Jackson: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals FS Dexter Jackson (thumb) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--SS Herana-Daze Jones: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals SS Herana-Daze Jones (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Cleveland Browns
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Derek Anderson: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson (concussion) played in the team's Week 1 game and is fine for Week 2.
--RB Jamal Lewis: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Jamal Lewis (hamstring) played in the team's Week 1 game and should be fine for Week 2.
--WR Braylon Edwards: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (foot) played in the team's Week 1 game and is fine for Week 2.
--WR Donte' Stallworth: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Donte' Stallworth (quad) sustained a quadriceps injury during Week 1 pregame warmups and did not play. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday, Sept. 8, and an update on his status for Week 2 is expected Wednesday, Sept. 10. WR Syndric Steptoe and WR Steve Sanders were pushed into action Week 1 in place of Stallworth.
--WR Syndric Steptoe: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Donte' Stallworth (quad) sustained a quadriceps injury during Week 1 pregame warmups and did not play. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday, Sept. 8, and an update on his status for Week 2 is expected Wednesday, Sept. 10. WR Syndric Steptoe and WR Steve Sanders were pushed into action Week 1 in place of Stallworth.
--WR Steve Sanders: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Donte' Stallworth (quad) sustained a quadriceps injury during Week 1 pregame warmups and did not play. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday, Sept. 8, and an update on his status for Week 2 is expected Wednesday, Sept. 10. WR Syndric Steptoe and WR Steve Sanders were pushed into action Week 1 in place of Stallworth.
--WR Josh Cribbs: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Josh Cribbs (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He likely will play Week 2.
--TE Martin Rucker: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Martin Rucker (knee) will not play in the team's Week 2 game.
--OG Rex Hadnot: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns OG Rex Hadnot (knee) did not play Week 1 and is questionable for Week 2.
--OT Ryan Tucker: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns OG Ryan Tucker (hip) did not play Week 1 and is questionable for Week 2.
Defense
--LB Beau Bell: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Beau Bell (knee) was active for the team's Week 1 game but did not see action.
--LB Kris Griffin: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Kris Griffin (elbow) did not play Week 1 and is questionable for Week 2.
--SS Brodney Pool: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns SS Brodney Pool (concussion) did not play Week 1 and is questionable for Week 2.
--SS Sean Jones: Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns SS Sean Jones (knee) played in the team's Week 1 game.

Dallas Cowboys
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Marion Barber III: Updating previous reports, Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber III (ribs) could have returned in Week 1 if it was necessary. Barber likely will play in pain for a few weeks.
--WR Miles Austin: Josh Ellis, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (knee) is expected to return to practice this week.
--WR Sam Hurd: Josh Ellis, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Sam Hurd (ankle) was out of his walking boot Monday, Sept. 8, and hopes to resume running Wednesday, Sept. 10. There is still no date set for his return.
--OT Kyle Kosier: Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier (foot) is out of his walking boot and is working on conditioning, but is expected to miss at least three more weeks.
Defense
--LB Anthony Spencer: Dallas Cowboys LB Anthony Spencer (knee) hopes to participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and play Week 2.
--CB Terence Newman: Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) did not play in the team's Week 1 game because of a groin injury. He said he will be able to play Week 2.

Denver Broncos
Current Updates
Offense
--C Tom Nalen: Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) did not play in the team's Week 1 game because of a knee injury. He could return to practice this week, but there is no timetable for his return.
Defense
--DL Elvis Dumervil: Denver Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil (pinkie) played in the team's Week 1 game. He will remain in the starting lineup and will play with a cast for the next three to five weeks.
--LB Louis Green: Denver Broncos LB Louis Green (hamstring) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--LB Boss Bailey: Denver Broncos LB Boss Bailey (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 10, and he could return to the starting lineup Week 2.

Detroit Lions
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Drew Stanton: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton (thumb) is out at least Week 2 with a sprained thumb.
--TE Dan Campbell: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions TE Dan Campbell (hamstring) aggravated his hamstring on a 21-yard reception in Week 1 and will go for more tests Monday, Sept. 8. His status for Week 2 is unknown.
Defense
--LB Ernie Sims: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Ernie Sims (ankle) was listed as limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, but he said he did everything during practice. He is expected to play Week 2.
--LB Paris Lenon: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Paris Lenon (knee) left the team's Week 1 game with a knee injury, but he said he would be fine and could practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Green Bay Packers
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Brandon Jackson: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson (concussion) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and his status for Week 2 is uncertain.
--RB Ryan Grant: Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (hamstring) is still being bothered by his nagging hamstring injury. "He was very sore at halftime," head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, Sept. 9. "It affected him on the long run. It's just something that we're being cautious with. It's unfortunate for him. I know he's a little frustrated with it, but he was not at full strength last night. I thought he did a very good job of giving us what he could." Grant received just three carries in the second half and was told not to push it too hard once he hit the open field. The team likely will still limit him in practice, but he should be able to go in Week 2.
--WR James Jones: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he expects WR James Jones (knee) to practice Thursday, Sept. 11, which would give him a decent shot at playing Week 2. The team may also ease Jones back into practice this week and hold him out until Week 3.
--WR Ruvell Martin: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Ruvell Martin (finger) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. His status for Week 2 is uncertain, but he might receive the week off to allow the finger to heal more fully.
--C Scott Wells: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers C Scott Wells (trunk, back) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He might return for practice later in the week, but it appears more likely he will return next week.
--OT Chad Clifton: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knees) played in the team's Week 1 game. He is expected to play Week 2.
--OL Josh Sitton: Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers OG Josh Sitton (knee) is close to returning to practice, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Defense
--DL Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers OT DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee) was limited during the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and he is expected to play Week 2.
--DL Cullen Jenkins: Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DL Cullen Jenkins (leg) left with a leg cramp in Week 1.
--DL Jeremy Thompson: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DE Jeremy Thompson (groin) is not listed on the team's injury report for Week 2. He will be available for the team's game, but it is unlikely he would be active unless there's an injury at defensive end.
--LB A.J. Hawk: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers LB A.J. Hawk (chest) is not listed on the team's injury report for Week 2 and is expected to play in the game.
--LB Tracy White: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers LB Tracy White (ankle) played in the team's Week 1 game. He is expected to play Week 2.
--CB Charles Woodson: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson's (toe) status for Week 2 is uncertain because of a toe injury. The severity of the injury is not known. It appears he likely will miss a day or two of practice but play in the game.
--SS Charlie Peprah: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers S Charlie Peprah (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 10, and he should be available for Week 2.
--SS Atari Bigby: Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers SS Atari Bigby (biceps) suffered a biceps injury in Week 1.

Houston Texans
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Ahman Green: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ahman Green (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the team's Week 1 game. The team is not sure how much time he will miss.
--WR Jacoby Jones: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans WR Jacoby Jones (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He likely will be available to play Week 2.
--TE Mark Bruener: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans TE Mark Bruener (hamstring) left practice early Wednesday, Sept. 10, after suffering a hamstring injury. It is not known if he will miss any time.
--OG Chester Pitts: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans OG Chester Pitts (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is expected to start Week 2.
--OT Ephraim Salaam: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans OT Ephraim Salaam (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He likely will be available to play Week 2.
--OT Eric Winston: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans OT Eric Winston (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is expected to play Week 2.
Defense
--DL Travis Johnson: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans DL Travis Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. His status for Week 2 is uncertain.
--LB Xavier Adibi: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans LB Xavier Adibi (Achilles') likely will rejoin practice this week.
--CB Antwaun Molden: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans CB Antwaun Molden (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He likely will be available Week 2.

Indianapolis Colts
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Joseph Addai: Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (head) suffered a minor head injury Week 1. The Colts said Addai was cleared to return to the game in the fourth quarter, but he was held out because it was a two-score game.
--WR Roy Hall: Indianapolis Colts WR Roy Hall (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is expected to play Week 2.
--WR Pierre Garcon: Indianapolis Colts WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder) did not play in the team's Week 1 game because of a shoulder injury.
--TE Dallas Clark: Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark (knee) was scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on his right knee Monday, Sept. 8, according to head coach Tony Dungy. Dungy said, "I'm hoping he'll be OK. He was running, trying to get himself back in the game last night. But if it is going to be a couple of weeks, we'll adjust."
--TE Jacob Tamme: Indianapolis Colts TE Jacob Tamme (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is expected to play Week 2.
--C Jeff Saturday: Indianapolis Colts C Jeff Saturday (knee) did not play in the team's Week 1 game because of a torn MCL. Head coach Tony Dungy said there is a chance Saturday could practice this week but is doubtful for Week 2.
--OG Mike Pollak: Indianapolis Colts C Mike Pollak (knee) did not play in the team's Week 1 game because of a knee injury. His status for Week 2 is uncertain.
Defense
--DL Daniel Muir: Indianapolis Colts DL Daniel Muir (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is expected to play Week 2.
--CB Kelvin Hayden: Indianapolis Colts CB Kelvin Hayden (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is expected to play Week 2.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Reggie Williams: Jacksonville Jaguars WR Reggie Williams (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is improving.
--WR Jerry Porter: Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jerry Porter (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--C Brad Meester: Jacksonville Jaguars C Brad Meester (biceps) is out for several more weeks with a torn biceps.
--OG Vincent Manuwai: The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars OG Vincent Manuwai (knee) will miss a rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL Week 1.
--OG Uche Nwaneri: Jacksonville Jaguars OG Uche Nwaneri (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--OT Maurice Williams: Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars OT Maurice Williams (biceps) appeared to have suffered a torn right biceps during pregame warmups Week 1.
--OT Richard Collier: The Associated Press reports the lead detective in the shooting of Jacksonville Jaguars OT Richard Collier (undisclosed) said investigators believe Collier was targeted. Collier remains in critical but stable condition in a Jacksonville hospital. Police do not believe the shooting was the result of any earlier confrontation at a nightclub.
Defense
--DL Derek Landri: Jacksonville Jaguars DL Derek Landri (quadriceps) lightly participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--CB Scott Starks: Jacksonville Jaguars CB Scott Starks (pectoral) is improving from a strained pectoral and could return to practice this week.

Kansas City Chiefs
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Brodie Croyle: Joe Posnanski, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle (shoulder) suffered an injury for the third time in seven career starts in Week 1.
--WR Will Franklin: Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Will Franklin (knee) likely will play Week 2.
--WR Maurice Price: Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Maurice Price (thigh) is considered questionable for the team's Week 2 game.
Defense
--LB Napoleon Harris: Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Napoleon Harris (knee) likely will not play Week 2.
--FS Jarrad Page: Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs FS Jarrad Page (back) likely will play Week 2.

Miami Dolphins
Current Updates
Offense
--OG Donald Thomas: Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins OG Donald Thomas (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 1 but played the entire game. Thomas expects to practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and intends to play Week 2. OG Shawn Murphy (ankle) could fill in for Thomas as the starting right guard if he's healthy.
--OG Shawn Murphy: Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins OG Shawn Murphy (ankle) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Defense
--CB Michael Lehan: Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins CB Michael Lehan (ankle) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Minnesota Vikings
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Tarvaris Jackson: Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is expected to start Week 2.
--RB Maurice Hicks: Minnesota Vikings RB Maurice Hicks (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--OG Artis Hicks: Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Minnesota Vikings OL Artis Hicks (elbow) sustained an elbow injury in the team's Week 1 game.
--OT Marcus Johnson: Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Minnesota Vikings OL Marcus Johnson replaced OL Artis Hicks (elbow) in the second half of the team's Week 1 game.
Defense
--CB Cedric Griffin: ESPN reports Minnesota Vikings CB Cedric Griffin (undisclosed) left the team's Week 1 game with an undisclosed injury. Griffin was injured covering a kickoff.

New England Patriots
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Tom Brady: ESPN reports an undisclosed New England Patriots' player has told ESPN's Trent Dilfer that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick announced to the team that QB Matt Cassel will be the team's starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2008 season. As reported, it is believed QB Tom Brady (knee) will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.
--QB Matt Cassel: ESPN reports an undisclosed New England Patriots' player has told ESPN's Trent Dilfer that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick announced to the team that QB Matt Cassel will be the team's starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2008 season. As reported, it is believed QB Tom Brady (knee) will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.
--WR Jabar Gaffney: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Jabar Gaffney (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--WR Randy Moss: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--WR Sam Aiken: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Sam Aiken (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--TE Benjamin Watson: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--OG Russ Hochstein: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots OG Russ Hochstein (groin) was listed as questionable for the team's Week 1 game and did not play.
--OG Dan Connolly: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots C Dan Connolly (knee) was listed as questionable for the team's Week 1 game and did not play.
Defense
--DL Le Kevin Smith: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots DL Le Kevin Smith (knee) was listed as questionable for the team's Week 1 game and did not play.

New Orleans Saints
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Pierre Thomas: New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ankle) is fine after being listed with multiple injuries after the team's Week 1 game, according to head coach Sean Payton.
--RB Deuce McAllister: Mike Triplett, of The Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister remains in the team's plans, even though he did not play a snap in Week 1. "I called (McAllister) last night at about nine o'clock and said, 'Just make sure and understand that you're in the plans here,' " head coach Sean Payton said. "I think that any time you have a serious injury like he's had and (cornerback) Mike (McKenzie) has had, it's ongoing, slow improvement. So we'll measure that each week, and we'll know when the time's right."
--WR Marques Colston: FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer reports New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (thumb) had surgery to reattach a torn ligament in his left thumb Tuesday, Sept. 9, and will miss four to six weeks.
Defense
--DL Antwan Lake: Updating a previous report, Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun Herald, reports New Orleans Saints DL Antwan Lake (groin) suffered a strained groin during the team's Week 1 game. He is expected to miss one or two weeks.
--DL Hollis Thomas: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints DT Hollis Thomas (triceps) was placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Sept. 9, ending his 2008 season.
--LB Scott Fujita: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints LB Scott Fujita (knee) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and is day-to-day.
--CB Randall Gay: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints CB Randall Gay (illness) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--SS Roman Harper: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints S Roman Harper (hamstring) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and his availability for Week 2 is uncertain.

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) played in Week 1 and should practice this week. He is suffering from back spasms.
Defense
--DL Mathias Kiwanuka: Updating a previous report, Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said DE Mathias Kiwanuka (ankle) is progressing slowly from his ankle injury. "He is sore and he does have some swelling, so it takes time. I would hope Wednesday we are going to get something done with him (in practice). But that is just speculation," Coughlin said.
--DL Osi Umenyiora: Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora (knee) will lose $500,000 as part of a per-game roster bonus he would have earned if active in all 16 games this year. Umenyiora could also lose a $500,000 escalator on his base salaries in each of the last three seasons of his contract if he recorded two seasons of 13 or more sacks from 2007-09. He will have to record at least 13 sacks next season if he wants to activate that escalator. Finally, he will lose another $100,000 because he did not attend 90 percent of the team's offseason workouts. In total, Umenyiora will lose $600,000 and possibly as much as $2.1 million.
--LB Jonathan Goff: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants LB Jonathan Goff (back) did not play in Week 1 and is expected to miss several more weeks with a fractured transverse process.
--CB Terrell Thomas: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Special Teams
--PK Lawrence Tynes: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (knee) has started kicking, but he likely won't return until after Week 4. Tynes is kicking 10 balls per day and needs to get to 40-50 balls per day before he can play. He also has not tried any kickoffs.

New York Jets
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Laveranues Coles: Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (thigh) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--WR David Clowney: Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets WR David Clowney (shoulder) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--WR Marcus Henry: Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets WR Marcus Henry (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Defense
--DL Shaun Ellis: Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets DE Shaun Ellis (hand) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--CB Justin Miller: Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets CB Justin Miller (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--CB David Barrett: Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets CB David Barrett (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Special Teams
--PK Mike Nugent: ESPN.com reports sources have told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that New York Jets PK Mike Nugent (quadriceps) will be out at least a week with a right quadriceps injury.

Oakland Raiders
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Darren McFadden: Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden did not finish the team's Week 1 game due to a stinger.
--WR Javon Walker: Raiders.com reports Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker (hamstring) is out for the team's Week 1 game.
--OT Kwame Harris: Oakland Raiders OT Kwame Harris (knee) sustained a knee injury in Week 1 and did not return. His status will be updated Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--OL Paul McQuistan: Oakland Raiders OT Paul McQuistan (knee) sustained a knee injury in Week 1 and did not finish the game. McQuistan may not play in the team's Week 2 game.
Defense
--DL Derrick Burgess: Oakland Raiders DL Derrick Burgess (shoulder) sustained a shoulder injury in the team's Week 1 game and did not return. His status will be updated Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Philadelphia Eagles
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Reggie Brown: Updating a previous item, Steve Lienert, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (hamstring) was feeling better Monday, Sept. 9, and might practice Thursday, Sept. 11, according to head coach Andy Reid. Reid added if Brown is ready, he might start the team's Week 2 game.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Ben Roethlisberger: Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, but his injury is not serious.
--TE Sean McHugh: Pittsburgh Steelers TE Sean McHugh (ankle) will return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and should be ready to play Week 2.
--OT Marvel Smith: Pittsburgh Steelers OT Marvel Smith (groin) will be limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Defense
--CB Deshea Townsend: Pittsburgh Steelers CB Deshea Townsend (heel) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and the team is not sure how serious his injury is.

San Diego Chargers
Current Updates
Offense
--RB LaDainian Tomlinson: Tod Leonard, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson (toe) suffered an injured big toe, which he termed turf toe, on his next-to-last carry in the team's Week 1 game. Tomlinson said after the game the injury was not serious, while the team did not include the injury in their postgame injury report. Tomlinson, however, did say his foot will be examined Monday, Sept. 8. "It's not anything like Antonio's injury," Tomlinson said. "Antonio came out in a boot after the game. It's not that bad. People don't need to freak out."
--TE Antonio Gates: Updating a previous item, Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (toe, hip) will play Week 2. "I don't plan on being 100 percent," Gates said. " ... The toe has progressed. The more I run on it, the better it becomes ... The hip is sore, but that's how you feel after a game."
--C Nick Hardwick: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (foot) will miss the team's Week 2 game. He is expected to miss several more weeks.
--OT Marcus McNeill: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers OT Marcus McNeill (neck) will most likely miss the team's Week 2 game.
Defense
--DL Jamal Williams: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers DT Jamal Williams (knees) is expected to play in the team's Week 2 game.
--LB Shawne Merriman: The San Diego Chargers have announced they have placed LB Shawne Merriman (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2008 season.
--CB Antonio Cromartie: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers CB Antonio Cromartie (hip) is expected to play in the team's Week 2 game.

San Francisco 49ers
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Alex D. Smith: ESPNews reports the San Francisco 49ers have placed QB Alex D. Smith (shoulder) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2008 season.
--OG Eric Heitmann: Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers OG Eric Heitmann (shoulder) got an injection for his AC joint sprain during the team's Week 1 game and only missed one series. He should be able to play Week 2.
Defense
--CB Donald Strickland: Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Donald Strickland (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. He is expected to be available to play Week 2.

Seattle Seahawks
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Matt Hasselbeck: Frank Hughes and Eric D. Williams, both of The Tacoma News Tribune, report Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (back) received an injection in his back Sunday, Sept. 7, to help relieve his back spasms. Hasselbeck is also suffering from a bulging disk, but it is not what is hurting his back.
--QB Seneca Wallace: Frank Hughes and Eric D. Williams, both of The Tacoma News Tribune, report Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren is not sure who will return punts if WR Nate Burleson (knee) misses an extended period. QB Seneca Wallace returned punts in Week 1 after Burleson was injured.
--RB Maurice Morris: Gregg Bell, of The Associated Press, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Maurice Morris (knee) will miss at least two games with a sprained knee.
--WR Nate Burleson: Clare Farnsworth, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Nate Burleson (knee) will undergo a MRI Monday, Sept. 8, to determine the extent of the sprained knee he suffered in Week 1.
--OG Rob Sims: Danny O'Neil and Jose Miguel Romero, both of The Seattle Times, report the Seattle Seahawks are expected to put OG Rob Sims (pectoral) on the Injured Reserve Wednesday, Sept. 10, because of a torn pectoral muscle.
--OG Floyd Womack: Danny O'Neil and Jose Miguel Romero, both of The Seattle Times, report Seattle Seahawks OG Floyd Womack is expected to be the first choice to start at right guard in place of OG Rob Sims (pectoral).
--OT Sean Locklear: Clare Farnsworth, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren said there is a chance OT Sean Locklear (knee) could return for Week 3.

St. Louis Rams
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Brian Leonard: St. Louis Rams RB Brian Leonard (shoulder) did not play in the team's Week 1 game because of a shoulder injury. He is expected to play Week 2.
--RB Travis Minor: St. Louis Rams RB Travis Minor (thigh) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--WR Donnie Avery: St. Louis Rams WR Donnie Avery (knee) did not play in the team's Week 1 game because of a knee injury. He is not expected to play Week 2.
--WR Drew Bennett: St. Louis Rams WR Drew Bennett (foot) will miss at least one month with a metatarsal fracture of his right foot.
--C Brett Romberg: St. Louis Rams C Brett Romberg (hand) dressed for the team's Week 1 game. He was the team's backup center.
--OG Jacob Bell: St. Louis Rams OG Jacob Bell's (hamstring) status for Week 2 is uncertain.
Defense
--DL Leonard Little: St. Louis Rams DE Leonard Little (hamstring) will miss at least one week with a hamstring injury.
--CB Fakhir Brown: St. Louis Rams CB Fakhir Brown (shoulder) played in the team's Week 1 game.
Special Teams
--P Donnie Jones: St. Louis Rams P Donnie Jones (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. The injury is considered minor.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Jeff Garcia: Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jeff Garcia did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, because he was rehabbing his ankle.
--QB Brian Griese: ESPNews reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Brian Griese could be named the team's starter beyond Week 2. Head coach Jon Gruden said QB Jeff Garcia (ankle) will need to recover physically and emotionally but did not elaborate any further.
--WR Maurice Stovall: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Maurice Stovall (shoulder) sustained a shoulder injury early in Week 1 and is questionable for Week 2. Stovall likely will not play in the game and will be replaced in the lineup by WR Michael Clayton.
--WR Michael Clayton: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Maurice Stovall (shoulder) sustained a shoulder injury early in Week 1 and is questionable for Week 2. Stovall likely will not play in the game and will be replaced in the lineup by WR Michael Clayton.
--OG Davin Joseph: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph (foot) will not play in the team's Week 2 game and will miss at least the next couple of games.
Defense
--LB Matt McCoy: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Matt McCoy (groin) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 10, and should be fine for Week 2.
--LB Derrick Brooks: Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and may not play Week 2. Brooks said head coach Jon Gruden has told him not to talk much about the severity of his injury. "I've been under strict orders from our head coach not to really go into the details of my situation in terms of my injury," Brooks said. "We'll know on game day whether I'll be able to go or not. I'm under strict orders, or a gag order. That's all I'm at liberty to discuss right now. We'll see what happens on Sunday."

Tennessee Titans
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Vince Young: Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans are still waiting for the results from QB Vince Young's (knee) MRI. Early indications are Young has damage to his medial collateral ligament and could miss two to four weeks.
--QB Kerry Collins: John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports Tennessee Titans QB Kerry Collins will start with QB Vince Young (knee) out.
--RB Quinton Ganther: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Quinton Ganther (hamstring) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and his status for Week 2 is uncertain.
Defense
--DL Jacob Ford: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DE Jacob Ford (sternum) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and his status for Week 2 is uncertain.
--DL Albert Haynesworth: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DT Albert Haynesworth (concussion) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and his status for Week 2 is uncertain.

Washington Redskins
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Malcolm Kelly: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (knee) did not practice Monday, Sept. 8, but he hopes to practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
--TE Chris Cooley: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (quadriceps) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, but he expects to play Week 2. It was the first time in Cooley's five-year career he missed a practice.
Defense
--DL Jason Taylor: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Jason Taylor (knee) practiced Monday, Sept. 8, and probably won't appear on the injury report this week.
--DL Kedric Golston: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Kedric Golston (knee) practiced Monday, Sept. 8, and expects to play in Week 2.
--LB Marcus Washington: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (hip) did not practice Monday, Sept. 8, as a precaution. He expects to play in Week 2.
--LB Khary Campbell: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Khary Campbell (thigh) missed practice Monday, Sept. 8, but he is expected to play in Week 2.
--CB Fred Smoot: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Fred Smoot (hip) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, but he expects to play Week 2.
--CB Shawn Springs: Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (calf) is expected to practice this week.
--SS Kareem Moore: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins S Kareem Moore (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and his status for Week 2 is unknown.

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