Tuesday Injury Report
on September 16, 2008 @ 14:36:58 PDT

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Arizona Cardinals
Previous Updates
Offense
--TE Jerame Tuman: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals TE Jerame Tuman (hamstring) did not play Week 2 and is considered day-to-day.
--OT Levi Brown: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals OT Levi Brown (knee) briefly left the team's Week 2 game, but he was able to return. He will be reevaluated this week.
Defense
--DL Gabe Watson: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Gabe Watson (knee) did not play Week 2 and still needs to try practicing at full speed.
--DL Alan Branch: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Alan Branch (ankle) played Week 2 and should be OK going forward.
--CB Roderick Hood: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals CB Roderick Hood (neck) left the team's Week 2 game, but he was able to return. He will be reevaluated this week.
--CB Eric Green: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals CB Eric Green (calf) briefly left Week 2 with a left calf strain, but he was able to return. He will be reevaluated this week.

Atlanta Falcons
Current Updates
Offense
--OL Sam Baker: Carroll Rogers, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the Atlanta Falcons will be cautious with OT Sam Baker (head) this week. Baker was treated, given medication and sent home Monday, Sept. 15. The team plans to give Baker a little bit of work Tuesday, Sept. 16, and he could practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Special Teams
--PK Jason Elam: Carroll Rogers, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons PK Jason Elam (hip) is suffering from an inflamed bursa in his hip. The injury likely comes from repeatedly planting on his leg. Elam will continue taking anti-inflammatories, receiving treatment and limiting his kicks in practice.
Previous Updates
Offense
--RB Michael Turner: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the team's Week 2 game. The injury is not too severe and is expected to play Week 3.
--C Alex Stepanovich: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons C Alex Stepanovich (back) did not play in the team's Week 2 game because of a back injury. He likely will not play Week 3.
Defense
--DL Grady Jackson: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DL Grady Jackson (knee) did not play in the team's Week 2 game because of a swollen knee. He is expected to be fine and play Week 3.

Baltimore Ravens
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Troy Smith: Updating a previous item, ESPN.com reports Baltimore Ravens QB Troy Smith (illness) has been cleared for light workouts after losing 20 pounds due to complications from what began as a severe case of tonsillitis. Smith has been fighting a blood clot in his neck, which led to an infection in his lung. He has not practiced with the team since Aug. 22.
Previous Updates
Defense
--DL Kelly Gregg: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DL Kelly Gregg (knee) is considered questionable for the team's Week 3 game.
--CB Fabian Washington: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Fabian Washington (neck) is considered questionable for the team's Week 3 game.

Buffalo Bills
Previous Updates
Offense
--TE Derek Fine: Buffalo Bills TE Derek Fine (thumb) likely will not play Week 3.
Defense
--SS Donte Whitner: Buffalo Bills SS Donte Whitner (dehydration) felt ill after the team's Week 2 game due to dehydration. He said he felt OK Monday, Sept. 15.

Carolina Panthers
Previous Updates
Offense
--QB Jake Delhomme: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme (head) took a shot to the head in the team's Week 2 game, but he appears to be fine. He said he was a little wobbly getting up, but was OK a few seconds later.
--QB Matt Moore: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers QB Matt Moore (shin) will be out two to four more weeks because of a shin bruise.
--WR Ryne Robinson: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers WR Ryne Robinson (knee) is day-to-day and could play Week 3.
--OT Travelle Wharton: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers OT Travelle Wharton (knee) has a good chance of playing Week 3.

Chicago Bears
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Devin Hester: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (ribs) is scheduled to undergo an MRI to determine the exact nature of his injury. The belief is Hester pulled something and is not suffering from bruised or cracked ribs. His situation should be a little better defined by Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Defense
--FS Danieal Manning: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears FS Brandon McGowan (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the team's Week 2 game. He was getting treatment Monday, Sept. 15. If he is not able to play Week 3, FS Danieal Manning will take his place as the nickelback.
--FS Brandon McGowan: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears FS Brandon McGowan (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the team's Week 2 game. He was getting treatment Monday, Sept. 15. If he is not able to play Week 3, FS Danieal Manning will take his place as the nickelback.

Cincinnati Bengals
Previous Updates
Offense
--QB Carson Palmer: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said QB Carson Palmer (ankle) is expected to be ready for Week 3.
--TE Ben Utecht: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said TE Ben Utecht (chest) likely will not play Week 3.
Defense
--CB Johnathan Joseph: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle) may not be able to play Week 3.
--SS Dexter Jackson: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has declared SS Dexter Jackson (thumb) out for the team's Week 3 game.
--SS Herana-Daze Jones: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has declared SS Herana-Daze Jones (hamstring) out for the team's Week 3 game.

Cleveland Browns
Current Updates
Defense
--DL Robaire Smith: The Associated Press reports the Cleveland Browns have placed DL Robaire Smith (Achilles') on Injured Reserve, ending his 2008 season.
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Donte' Stallworth: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Donte' Stallworth (quadriceps) worked out before the team's Week 2 game, but he was unable to play. The team will update his condition Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--OG Rex Hadnot: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns OG Rex Hadnot (knee) played Week 2.
Defense
--DL Corey Williams: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DL Corey Williams (shoulder) returned Week 2 after injuring his shoulder.
--LB Kris Griffin: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Kris Griffin (calf) left the team's Week 2 game with a calf injury and did not return.
--SS Brodney Pool: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns SS Brodney Pool (concussion) played Week 2.
--SS Sean Jones: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns SS Sean Jones (knee) will miss two to four more weeks.

Dallas Cowboys
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Marion Barber III: Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber III (rib) played in the team's Week 2 game and did not have any problems.
--WR Sam Hurd: Dallas Cowboys WR Sam Hurd (ankle) may be able to practice this week but is not expected to play Week 3.
--WR Miles Austin: Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (knee) played in the team's Week 2 game and did not report any soreness after the game. He wore a smaller brace than he used in practice.
--TE Jason Witten: The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (shoulder) played through a separated shoulder that forced him to the locker room in the first half of Week 2. Witten, however, returned to the game. "Little shoulder pops out and that's nothing," WR Terrell Owens said of Witten's injury. "It just shows you how tough the guy is." Witten will be evaluated Tuesday, Sept. 16.
--OT Kyle Kosier: Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier (foot) is working on conditioning but is at least two weeks away from returning.
Defense
--LB Anthony Spencer: Dallas Cowboys LB Anthony Spencer (knee) played in the team's Week 2 game as a reserve but did not take any special teams snaps.
--CB Terence Newman: Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) played in the team's Week 2 game and came out of the game OK.
--FS Pat Watkins: Dallas Cowboys FS Pat Watkins will start at strong safety, replacing injured SS Roy Williams (forearm).
--SS Roy Williams: The Sports Network reports Dallas Cowboys SS Roy Williams (arm) will miss three to four weeks after fracturing his right forearm in Week 2. Williams was injured in the third quarter when making a special teams tackle. Williams is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, Sept. 16, to implant a plate and screws in the forearm to stabilize the fracture.

Denver Broncos
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Darrell Jackson: Denver Broncos WR Darrell Jackson (calf) missed the team's Week 2 game. He will be monitored in practice throughout the week to see if he can return.
--C Tom Nalen: Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) missed the team's Week 2 game. He still needs to get into football shape before they consider using him in a game.
Defense
--DL Josh Shaw: Denver Broncos DT Josh Shaw (leg) needed 40 stitches in his leg after the team's Week 2 game. Shaw's status for Week 3 is uncertain, but he played most of the second half of the Week 2 game with the injury.
--LB Boss Bailey: Denver Broncos LB Boss Bailey (ankle) said he felt good Monday, Sept. 15, after he played all but six snaps of the team's Week 2 game.

Detroit Lions
Previous Updates
Offense
--QB Drew Stanton: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton (thumb) likely will continue rehabbing his thumb injury this week.
--TE Casey FitzSimmons: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (thumb) suffered a thumb injury in the team's Week 2 game. Head coach Rod Marinelli said the medical staff thought FitzSimmons will be OK. He is expected to play Week 3.
Defense
--DL Cory Redding: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions DL Cory Redding (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the team's Week 2 game. He is considered day-to-day.
--FS Gerald Alexander: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions FS Gerald Alexander (concussion) suffered a concussion during the team's Week 2 game. His status for Week 3 is uncertain.

Green Bay Packers
Previous Updates
Offense
--RB Brandon Jackson: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson (concussion) is expected to play Week 3.
--RB Ryan Grant: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (hamstring) should play Week 3.
--FB Korey Hall: Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said FB Korey Hall (knee) suffered a knee sprain in Week 2. The team will see where he is at around Friday, Sept. 19.
--WR Ruvell Martin: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Ruvell Martin (finger) missed the team's Week 2 game and his status for Week 3 is uncertain.
--WR James Jones: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR James Jones (knee) played Week 2 and there are no indications he suffered a setback. He's expected to play Week 3.
--C Scott Wells: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers C Scott Wells (trunk, back) is expected to return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 15, and he should play Week 3 if he doesn't suffer any setbacks.
--OT Chad Clifton: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knee) is expected to play Week 3.
--OL Josh Sitton: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers OG Josh Sitton (knee) should take part in contact work this week, but he might not be ready to play for another week.
Defense
--DL Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee) might miss some practice time this week but he's expected to play Week 3.
--CB Charles Woodson: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (toe) said his broken toe was no better after the Week 2 game than it was after the team's Week 1 game. Woodson might not practice during the week and could be a game-time decision for Week 3.
--SS Atari Bigby: Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said SS Atari Bigby (hamstring) suffered a hamstring strain in Week 2. The severity of the injury is unknown.
--SS Aaron Rouse: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers S Aaron Rouse (ankle) played Week 2 and he is expected to play Week 3.
--SS Charlie Peprah: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers S Charlie Peprah (hamstring) is expected to be available for Week 3.

Houston Texans
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Ahman Green: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ahman Green (ankle) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Sept. 16. He is listed as day-to-day.
--TE Mark Bruener: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans TE Mark Bruener (hamstring) was limited during practice Tuesday, Sept. 16. He should be able to play Week 3.
--OG Chester Pitts: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans OG Chester Pitts (ankle) was limited during practice Tuesday, Sept. 16. He will be able to play Week 3.
--OT Ephraim Salaam: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans OT Ephraim Salaam (knee) was limited during practice Tuesday, Sept. 16.
--OT Eric Winston: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans OT Eric Winston (ankle) was limited during practice Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Defense
--DL Travis Johnson: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans DL Travis Johnson (knee, ankle) was limited during practice Tuesday, Sept. 16. He should be able to play Week 3.
--CB Antwaun Molden: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans CB Antwaun Molden (hamstring) was limited during practice Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Indianapolis Colts
Previous Updates
Offense
--TE Dallas Clark: Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy said TE Dallas Clark (knee) has a chance to practice this week.
--C Jeff Saturday: Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy said C Jeff Saturday (knee) has a chance to resume practicing this week.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Troy Williamson: Jacksonville Jaguars WR Troy Williamson (thigh) is improving from his thigh injury but there is no update on his availability for Week 3.
--WR Jerry Porter: Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jerry Porter (hamstring) is expected to practice this week.
--C Brad Meester: Jacksonville Jaguars C Brad Meester (biceps) will be out another two to three weeks because of his biceps injury.
--OT Todd Wade: Jacksonville Jaguars OT Todd Wade (ankle) will be limited during practice this week and likely will not play Week 3.
Defense
--LB Justin Durant: Jacksonville Jaguars LB Justin Durant's (groin) status for Week 3 is uncertain.
--CB Scott Starks: Jacksonville Jaguars CB Scott Starks (pectoral) should be able to practice this week.

Kansas City Chiefs
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Tyler Thigpen: Kent Babb, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herman Edwards said the team has yet to decide which quarterback will start in Week 3. A decision will be made Wednesday, Sept. 17. Edwards wouldn’t say whether QB Damon Huard (concussion) would start if he’s healthy, or if QB Tyler Thigpen is the starter regardless. "We’re going to look at it," Edwards said.
--QB Damon Huard: The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herman Edwards said QB Damon Huard (neck) will be able to practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Previous Updates
Offense
--QB Brodie Croyle: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle (shoulder) will not play in the team's Week 3 game.
Defense
--DL Turk McBride: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs DL Turk McBride (abdomen) likely will play Week 3.
--CB Patrick Surtain: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs CB Patrick Surtain (shoulder) is uncertain for the team's Week 3 game.

Miami Dolphins
Previous Updates
Offense
--OG Shawn Murphy: Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins OG Shawn Murphy (ankle) did not play Week 2, though his ankle injury was not the main factor.
Defense
--FS Chris Crocker: Updating a previous item, Andy Kent, of MiamiDolphins.com, reports Miami Dolphins S Chris Crocker (neck) is expected to practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, according to head coach Tony Sparano.

Minnesota Vikings
Previous Updates
Offense
--RB Maurice Hicks: Minnesota Vikings RB Maurice Hicks (foot) did not play in the team's Week 2 game because of a sprained foot. His status for Week 3 is uncertain.
--WR Sidney Rice: Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice (knee) said he has been diagnosed with a sprained PCL in his right knee. He said he is getting treatment twice a day and hopes to play Week 3.
--OG Artis Hicks: Minnesota Vikings OL Artis Hicks (elbow) played with a brace on his right elbow in the team's Week 2 game.
Defense
--DL Ellis Wyms: Minnesota Vikings DL Ellis Wyms (concussion) suffered a concussion late in the team's Week 2 game.
--FS Madieu Williams: Minnesota Vikings FS Madieu Williams (neck) did not play in the team's Week 2 game because of a neck injury. He is not expected to play Week 3.

New England Patriots
Previous Updates
Offense
--RB Laurence Maroney: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the first half Week 2 and did not return until late in the fourth quarter.
--WR Sam Aiken: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Sam Aiken (knee) missed the team's Week 2 game.
--WR Jabar Gaffney: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Jabar Gaffney (knee) played in the team's Week 2 game.
--TE Benjamin Watson: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (knee) missed the team's Week 2 game.
Defense
--LB Eric Alexander: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots LB Eric Alexander (calf) missed the team's Week 2 game.
--CB Lewis Sanders: Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots CB Lewis Sanders (head) played in the team's Week 2 game.

New Orleans Saints
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Marques Colston: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (thumb) should have his injured thumb in a cast for at least three more weeks and miss at least that much time.
Defense
--LB Scott Shanle: Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Scott Shanle (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury Week 2, but he was able to return to the game.
--CB Aaron Glenn: Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints CB Aaron Glenn (ankle) underwent X-rays on his ankle Sunday, Sept. 14, after leaving in the fourth quarter Week 2 with a bruised ankle. The X-rays came back negative.

New York Giants
Previous Updates
Defense
--DL Mathias Kiwanuka: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants DL Mathias Kiwanuka (ankle) played in the team's Week 2 game and came out of the game fine. He is expected to fully participate in practice this week.
--LB Jonathan Goff: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants LB Jonathan Goff (back) did not play in the team's Week 2 game because of a back injury. He is expected to practice this week and could be available to play Week 3.
--CB Terrell Thomas: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 2 game because of a hamstring injury. He is expected to participate in individual drills during practice this week. He likely will be out through at least the team's bye week.
--CB Aaron Ross: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants CB Aaron Ross (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury Week 2. Ross said he expects to practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--CB R.W. McQuarters: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants CB R.W. McQuarters (calf) did not play in the team's Week 2 game because of a calf injury. He is not expected to practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, but the team hopes he will practice later in the week.
--SS Michael Johnson: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants SS Michael Johnson (neck) suffered a neck injury during the team's Week 2 game but was able to return after missing a few plays. He is expected to fully participate in practice this week.
Special Teams
--PK Lawrence Tynes: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (knee) is increasing the amount of kicks he takes each day and is close to the 40-50 kicks per day he said is necessary for him to return to action.

Oakland Raiders
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Darren McFadden: Steve Corkran, of the Bay Area News Group, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin said he is hopeful RB Darren McFadden (toe) won't miss much, if any, practice time this week.
--RB Justin Fargas: Jason Jones, of the Sacramento Bee, reports the results from Oakland Raiders RB Justin Fargas' (groin) MRI are expected back Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--WR Javon Walker: Steve Corkran, of the Bay Area News Group, reports Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker (hamstring) said his injured hamstring is healed and is ready to contribute. "Oh, I'm ready," Walker said. "Usually, I've got a loud mouth about that, but I've been pretty quiet. And then when I go home I see all the receivers who I know and who I played against and see all the balls they're catching, it kind of gets to the point where you can't wait to get back on the same page as what they're doing."
--OT Kwame Harris: Jason Jones, of the Sacramento Bee, reports Oakland Raiders OT Kwame Harris (knee) plans to return to practice this week.
Previous Updates
Defense
--DL Kalimba Edwards: Oakland Raiders DL Kalimba Edwards (groin) played as the nickel rusher Week 2 and recorded one sack.

Philadelphia Eagles
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Reggie Brown: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 2 game because of a hamstring injury. He may be able to play Week 3.
--OG Shawn Andrews: The Sports Network reports Philadelphia Eagles OG Shawn Andrews (back) left the team's Week 2 game with a lower back injury. Head coach Andy Reid said Andrews will have an MRI Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Ben Roethlisberger: Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) does not appear to be suffering from a serious shoulder injury that would keep him from playing Week 3. Roethlisberger is believed to be playing with an AC separation in his shoulder.
--WR Santonio Holmes: Pittsburgh Steelers WR Santonio Holmes (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, Sept. 16, but his injury is not considered serious.
Defense
--DL Brett Keisel: Pittsburgh Steelers DL Brett Keisel (calf) will not play Week 3 and is considered week-to-week.
--DL Travis Kirschke: Pittsburgh Steelers DL Travis Kirschke (back) was limited in practice Tuesday, Sept. 16, but his injury is not considered serious.
--LB Donovan Woods: Pittsburgh Steelers LB Donovan Woods (hamstring) will not play Week 3.
--LB James Farrior: Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Farrior (back) was limited in practice Tuesday, Sept. 16, but his injury is not considered serious.
--CB William Gay: Pittsburgh Steelers CB William Gay (ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Sept. 16, but his injury is not considered serious.
--CB Deshea Townsend: Pittsburgh Steelers CB Deshea Townsend (heel) was limited in practice Tuesday, Sept. 16, and is considered day-to-day.

San Diego Chargers
Current Updates
Offense
--RB LaDainian Tomlinson: Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson (toe) said he planned to play through the pain of his sprained big toe. Tomlinson added he expected to play more in Week 3. "This will be a week that I can get a lot more treatment; I've got an extra day," Tomlinson said. "Hopefully, the treatment and the rest will put me pretty much where I want to be. Hopefully, next week I'll be able to be more productive but also play a little bit more. Have some more carries, and do pretty much what I have always been able to do." Tomlinson said he expects to be close to 100 percent by Week 4 versus the Oakland Raiders.
--TE Antonio Gates: Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports of San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates' (toe) eight receptions this season, seven have been for first downs.
Defense
--LB Shawne Merriman: The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (knee) had surgery Monday, Sept. 15, to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee. The surgery went well and there was no further damage to Merriman's knee, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
--SS Clinton Hart: The NFL Network reports San Diego Chargers SS Clinton Hart (hand) underwent hand surgery, and his status for Week 3 is uncertain.
Previous Updates
Offense
--C Nick Hardwick: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (foot) missed the team's Week 2 game.
--OT Marcus McNeill: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers OT Marcus McNeill (neck) missed the team's Week 2 game.
Defense
--DL Jamal Williams: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers DT Jamal Williams (hand) is expected to play in the team's Week 3 game.
--LB Marques Harris: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers LB Marques Harris (hand) is expected to play in the team's Week 3 game.
--LB Shaun Phillips: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers LB Shaun Phillips (groin) is expected to play in the team's Week 3 game.
--CB Antonio Cromartie: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers CB Antonio Cromartie (hip) had a sore hip Monday, Sept. 15.
--SS Eric Weddle: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers FS Eric Weddle (groin) is expected to play in the team's Week 3 game.

San Francisco 49ers
Previous Updates
Offense
--OG Eric Heitmann: Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers OG Eric Heitmann (shoulder) played Week 2.
--OT Jonas Jennings: Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers OT Jonas Jennings (shoulder) played in the first half Week 2, but he did not return in the second half.
Defense
--LB Patrick Willis: Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Patrick Willis (leg) left for one series Week 2 to undergo X-rays. He was able to return to the game after it was determined nothing was wrong.
--CB Shawntae Spencer: Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Shawntae Spencer (knee) suffered a left knee sprain in the first half Week 2 and failed to return in the second half.
--CB Donald Strickland: Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Donald Strickland (knee) worked out before the team's Week 2 game, but he was unable to play.
--FS Dashon Goldson: Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers FS Dashon Goldson (knee) suffered a knee sprain in the first half Week 2 and failed to return in the second half.

Seattle Seahawks
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Seneca Wallace: Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren said QB Seneca Wallace (calf, hamstring) will miss three to four weeks with a pulled calf. Wallace said he suffered the injury because his body was not ready to play wide receiver. "Maybe the correct thing to say is that I wasn’t physically ready to be playing receiver," Wallace said. "I would say (it is related to the tight hamstring). You are doing different things with your body and your body reacts differently, and my body wasn’t quite ready for that."
--WR Logan Payne: The Seattle Seahawks have announced they have placed WR Logan Payne (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2008 season.
Defense
--CB Kelly Jennings: Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Kelly Jennings (rib) suffered a broken rib in the team's Week 2 game. He will be limited during practice this week but is expected to play Week 3.

St. Louis Rams
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Keenan Burton: St. Louis Rams WR Keenan Burton (knee) played in the team's Week 2 game. He could have cartilage damage in his knee and is undergoing an MRI to determine if he needs to have surgery.
--WR Donnie Avery: St. Louis Rams WR Donnie Avery (knee) played in the team's Week 2 game.
--OG Jacob Bell: St. Louis Rams OG Jacob Bell (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 2 game because of a hamstring injury. His status for Week 3 is uncertain.
Defense
--DL Leonard Little: St. Louis Rams DL Leonard Little (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 2 game because of a hamstring injury. He is considered questionable for Week 3.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Joey Galloway: Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Joey Galloway (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the team's Week 2 game. The severity of the injury is not known.
--WR Maurice Stovall: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Maurice Stovall (neck) did not play Week 2, but he will probably return Week 3. However, the team will not know for sure until he is back on the practice field.
--OG Davin Joseph: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph (foot) had the boot removed from his injured right foot. He is still one or two weeks from returning.
Defense
--LB Derrick Brooks: Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (hamstring) was used sparingly Week 2, but he should be OK to play Week 3. However, Brooks likely will be limited again this week and will not receive his usual amount of snaps.
--CB Aqib Talib: Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the team's Week 2 game. The severity of the injury is not known.

Tennessee Titans
Previous Updates
Offense
--RB Quinton Ganther: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Quinton Ganther (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the season opener and did not play Week 2. His availability for the team's Week 3 game is uncertain.
--WR Justin Gage: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Justin Gage (leg) was icing his upper leg after picking up an injury Week 2. However, head coach Jeff Fisher didn't name him an injured player Monday, Sept. 15.
Defense
--DL Jacob Ford: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DL Jacob Ford (sternum) suffered a sternum injury and did not play Week 2. His availability for the team's Week 3 game is uncertain.

Washington Redskins
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR James Thrash: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR James Thrash (ankle) suffered a high ankle sprain in the team's Week 2 game. He is listed as day-to-day.
--WR Malcolm Kelly: Jason La Canfora and Jason Reid, both of the Washington Post, report Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (knee) made his NFL debut Week 2, catching one pass for six yards.
--TE Chris Cooley: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (quadriceps) played in the team's Week 2 game.
Defense
--DL Jason Taylor: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Jason Taylor (knee) played in the team's Week 2 game. He will not be on the team's injury report for Week 3.
--LB Marcus Washington: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 2 game because of a hamstring injury. Head coach Jim Zorn expects Washington to play Week 3.
--LB Khary Campbell: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Khary Campbell (thigh) did not play in the team's Week 2 game because of a thigh injury.
--CB Shawn Springs: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (calf) played in the team's Week 2 game. He will not be on the team's injury report for Week 3.
--CB Fred Smoot: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Fred Smoot (groin) is expected to play Week 3.
--SS Kareem Moore: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins SS Kareem Moore (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 2 game because of a hamstring injury.

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