Wednesday Practice Report
on September 17, 2008 @ 16:12:02 PDT

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Arizona Cardinals
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Steve Breaston: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Steve Breaston (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He should be able to play Week 3.
--TE Jerame Tuman: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals TE Jerame Tuman (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is considered day-to-day.
--OT Levi Brown: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals OT Levi Brown (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He should be able to play Week 3.
Defense
--DL Travis LaBoy: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Travis LaBoy (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He should be able to play Week 3.
--DL Gabe Watson: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Gabe Watson (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is considered questionable for Week 3.

Atlanta Falcons
Current Updates
Offense
--C Alex Stepanovich: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons OL Alex Stepanovich (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He likely will not play Week 3.
--OT Todd Weiner: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons OT Todd Weiner (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is expected to play Week 3.
--OL Sam Baker: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons OT Sam Baker (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is expected to play Week 3.
Defense
--DL Grady Jackson: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DL Grady Jackson (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is expected to play Week 3.
--LB Michael Boley: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons LB Michael Boley (neck) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Previous Updates
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.

Baltimore Ravens
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Troy Smith: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Troy Smith (illness) has been ruled out for the team's Week 3 game.
--WR Yamon Figurs: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Yamon Figurs (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He expects to play Week 3.
--WR Demetrius Williams: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Demetrius Williams (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He should be able to play Week 3.
--TE Todd Heap: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (wrist) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He will start Week 3.
Defense
--DL Kelly Gregg: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DL Kelly Gregg (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is considered doubtful for Week 3. If he is not able to play, DL Justin Bannan will take his place.
--DL Justin Bannan: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DL Kelly Gregg (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is considered doubtful for Week 3. If he is not able to play, DL Justin Bannan will take his place.
--LB Brendon Ayanbadejo: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Brendon Ayanbadejo (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He said he is not sure if he will be able to play Week 3.
--CB Derrick Martin: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Derrick Martin (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He expects to play Week 3.
--CB Fabian Washington: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Fabian Washington (neck) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He said he will try to play Week 3.

Buffalo Bills
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Roscoe Parrish: Buffalo Bills WR Roscoe Parrish (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is considered probable for Week 3.
Defense
--CB Terrence McGee: Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is considered probable for Week 3.

Carolina Panthers
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Ryne Robinson: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers WR Ryne Robinson (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He may not play Week 3.
--OT Travelle Wharton: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers OT Travelle Wharton (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. His status for Week 3 is uncertain.
Defense
--DL Tyler Brayton: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers DL Tyler Brayton (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is considered day-to-day.
--LB Na'il Diggs: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers LB Na'il Diggs (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, because he was given the day off. He likely will play Week 3.
--CB Richard Marshall: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers CB Richard Marshall (leg) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is expected to play Week 3.
--CB Chris Gamble: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers CB Chris Gamble (arm) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He should be able to play Week 3.

Chicago Bears
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Devin Hester: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (ribs) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. His status for Week 3 is uncertain. Head coach Lovie Smith said Hester could play Week 3 without practicing this week. Tests revealed Hester is not suffering from cracked or bruised ribs.
Defense
--DL Tommie Harris: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DL Tommie Harris (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is expected to start Week 3.
--FS Brandon McGowan: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears FS Brandon McGowan (ankle) will undergo season-ending surgery on his right ankle.

Cincinnati Bengals
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Carson Palmer: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--TE Reggie Kelly: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals TE Reggie Kelly (head) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--TE Ben Utecht: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals TE Ben Utecht (chest) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is unlikely to play Week 3, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Defense
--DL John Thornton: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DT John Thornton (knee) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--CB Johnathan Joseph: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--FS Nedu Ndukwe: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals S Nedu Ndukwe (knee) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--SS Dexter Jackson: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals S Dexter Jackson (thumb) is out for the team's Week 3 game.
--SS Herana-Daze Jones: Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals S Herana-Daze Jones (hamstring) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and he is out for Week 3.

Cleveland Browns
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Jamal Lewis: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Jamal Lewis (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--FB Lawrence Vickers: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns FB Lawrence Vickers (ribs) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--WR Josh Cribbs: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Josh Cribbs (shoulder, hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--WR Donte' Stallworth: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Donte' Stallworth (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He said he will try to play Week 3, but he does not want to come back too soon.
--WR Braylon Edwards: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--TE Martin Rucker: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Martin Rucker (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--OG Eric Steinbach: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns OG Eric Steinbach (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--OT Ryan Tucker: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns OT Ryan Tucker (hip) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He may be able to play Week 3.
Defense
--DL Shaun Smith: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DL Shaun Smith (hand) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He said he will play Week 3.
--LB Kris Griffin: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Kris Griffin (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--LB Willie McGinest: Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Previous 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.

Dallas Cowboys
Current Updates
Offense
--FB Deon Anderson: Dallas Cowboys FB Deon Anderson (knee) underwent surgery on his left knee that will keep him out one to two weeks.
--WR Sam Hurd: Dallas Cowboys WR Sam Hurd (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, but it is not known whether he will be able to play this week.
--TE Martellus Bennett: Dallas Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett could see more time if TE Jason Witten (shoulder) is limited by his shoulder this week. Bennett has improved his pass-catching ability since training camp and can be a top blocker.
--TE Jason Witten: Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 17, and will play in Week 3.
--OT Kyle Kosier: Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier (foot) returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, though it is not known whether or not he will play this week.
Defense
--CB Terence Newman: Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) is still not sure if he will be starting this week or if he will remain in a reserve role.
Previous 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 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.
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.
--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
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Darrell Jackson: Denver Broncos WR Darrell Jackson (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. The team will not rush him back.
--C Tom Nalen: Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. It appears Nalen is still some time away from returning to game action.
Defense
--DL Josh Shaw: Denver Broncos DL Josh Shaw (leg) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He may not be able to play Week 3.
--LB Louis Green: Denver Broncos LB Louis Green (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. If he responds well this week, he could play Week 3.

Detroit Lions
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Drew Stanton: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton (thumb) said he began throwing without a splint Monday, Sept. 15. Stanton needs to gain more strength in his thumb but could play if needed.
Defense
--FS Gerald Alexander: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions FS Gerald Alexander (concussion) said he did not practice in pads Wednesday, Sept. 17, but he did do some running. He had not major symptoms and plans to play Week 3.

Green Bay Packers
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Ryan Grant: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He should be able to play Week 3.
--FB Korey Hall: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers FB Korey Hall (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--WR Ruvell Martin: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Ruvell Martin (finger) practiced with a padded cast Wednesday, Sept. 17. His status for Week 3 is uncertain.
--TE Tory Humphrey: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers TE Tory Humphrey (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--C Scott Wells: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers C Scott Wells (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He may be able to play Week 3 if he does not suffer any setbacks.
--OT Chad Clifton: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knees) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He 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) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. His status for Week 3 is uncertain.
Defense
--DL Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DL Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is expected to play Week 3.
--CB Charles Woodson: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. If his injury does not heal, the Packers may hold him out Week 3.
--SS Atari Bigby: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers SS Atari Bigby (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He probably will not play 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 Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is not expected to play Week 3.
--TE Mark Bruener: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans TE Mark Bruener (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He likely will not play Week 3.
--OT Ephraim Salaam: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans OT Ephraim Salaam (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He will be available Week 3.
Defense
--DL Travis Johnson: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans DL Travis Johnson (knee, ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He should be able to play if needed Week 3.
Previous Updates
Offense
--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 Eric Winston: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans OT Eric Winston (ankle) was limited during practice Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Defense
--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
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Roy Hall: Indianapolis Colts WR Roy Hall (knee) will not play Week 3.
--TE Dallas Clark: Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is expected to play Week 3.
--TE Jacob Tamme: Indianapolis Colts TE Jacob Tamme (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is not expected to play Week 3.
--C Jeff Saturday: Indianapolis Colts C Jeff Saturday (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He may be able to play Week 3.
--OG Mike Pollak: Indianapolis Colts OG Mike Pollak (knee) will not play Week 3.
--OL Tony Ugoh: Indianapolis Colts OT Tony Ugoh (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is not expected to play Week 3.
Defense
--DL Keyunta Dawson: Indianapolis Colts DL Keyunta Dawson (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is not expected to play Week 3.
--DL Daniel Muir: Indianapolis Colts DL Daniel Muir (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is not expected to play Week 3.
--FS Bob Sanders: The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts S Bob Sanders (ankle, knee) could miss four to six weeks with a high ankle sprain. Team president Bill Polian said the team is sure Sanders will return in 2008, but they were not sure of the severity of the injury. He noted four to six weeks was a "reasonable assumption" in regards to the time Sanders may miss. Furthermore, Polian said Sanders may have arthroscopic cleanup surgery on one of his knees while he is recovering from the ankle injury.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Maurice Jones-Drew: Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--RB Fred Taylor: Jacksonville Jaguars RB Fred Taylor (toe) was limited during the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--WR Troy Williamson: Jacksonville Jaguars WR Troy Williamson (thigh) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--C Brad Meester: Jacksonville Jaguars C Brad Meester (biceps) was limited during the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--OG Chris Naeole: Jacksonville Jaguars OG Chris Naeole (knee) was limited during the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He will not play week 3.
Defense
--LB Justin Durant: Jacksonville Jaguars LB Justin Durant (groin) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--CB Brian Williams: Jacksonville Jaguars CB Brian Williams (toe) was limited during the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Previous Updates
Offense
--WR Jerry Porter: Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jerry Porter (hamstring) is expected to practice this week.
--OT Todd Wade: Jacksonville Jaguars OT Todd Wade (ankle) will be limited during practice this week and likely will not play Week 3.
Defense
--CB Scott Starks: Jacksonville Jaguars CB Scott Starks (pectoral) should be able to practice this week.

Kansas City Chiefs
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Brodie Croyle: Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He will not play Week 3.
Defense
--LB Napoleon Harris: Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Napoleon Harris (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. His status for Week 3 is uncertain.
--CB Patrick Surtain: Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs CB Patrick Surtain (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He will not play Week 3.
Previous 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.

Miami Dolphins
Current Updates
Offense
--OG Shawn Murphy: Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins OG Shawn Murphy (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Defense
--FS Chris Crocker: Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins FS Chris Crocker (neck) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Minnesota Vikings
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Adrian Peterson: Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, with an injury he suffered in Week 2.
--RB Maurice Hicks: Minnesota Vikings RB Maurice Hicks (foot) was able to take part in all of practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. If he is able to play this week, Hicks likely would return kickoffs.
--WR Bernard Berrian: Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, report Minnesota Vikings WR Bernard Berrian (toe) was walking with a noticeable limp Monday, Sept. 15. His right big toe has been bothering him since training camp.
--WR Sidney Rice: Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and his status for the team's Week 3 game is uncertain.
--WR Aundrae Allison: Minnesota Vikings WR Aundrae Allison (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--OG Artis Hicks: Minnesota Vikings OG Artis Hicks (elbow) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Defense
--DL Ellis Wyms: Minnesota Vikings DL Ellis Wyms (concussion) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--SS Darren Sharper: Minnesota Vikings SS Darren Sharper (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

New England Patriots
Current Updates
Offense
--RB LaMont Jordan: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots RB LaMont Jordan (undisclosed) was not present during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--RB Laurence Maroney: Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (shoulder) was not present during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--WR Kelley Washington: Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Kelley Washington (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Defense
--LB Eric Alexander: Updating a previous report, New England Patriots LB Eric Alexander (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

New Orleans Saints
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Deuce McAllister: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister (knee) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 17, and he should receive more repetitions Week 3.
--WR Terrance Copper: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints WR Terrance Copper (hamstring) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--WR Marques Colston: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (hamstring) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He will spend at least three more weeks in a cast.
Defense
--DL Antwan Lake: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints DT Antwan Lake (groin) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--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. 17. He might miss the team's Week 3 game.
--LB Scott Shanle: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints LB Scott Shanle (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and he should play Week 3.
--CB Aaron Glenn: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints CB Aaron Glenn (ankle) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. It is not likely he will be ready for the team's Week 3 game.
--CB Mike McKenzie: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints CB Mike McKenzie (knee) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 17, and he could return as the team's No. 3 cornerback Week 3.
--CB Randall Gay: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints CB Randall Gay (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and he should play Week 3.
--FS Josh Bullocks: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints S Josh Bullocks (heel) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--SS Roman Harper: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints S Roman Harper (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and he should play Week 3.

New York Giants
Current Updates
Defense
--DL Mathias Kiwanuka: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants DL Mathias Kiwanuka (ankle) is practicing and playing, but he is still limited and experiencing swelling in his ankle.
--LB Jonathan Goff: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants LB Jonathan Goff (back) is back practicing at full speed, but he needs to improve his conditioning before he will be active for a game.
--CB R.W. McQuarters: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants CB R.W. McQuarters (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, though he did some light work on the side. McQuarters might not return until after the team's bye Week 4.
--CB Terrell Thomas: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas (hamstring) participated in individual drills Wednesday, Sept. 17, and the team hopes to put him in a few team drills this week. However, Thomas likely won't return until after the team's bye Week 4.
--SS Michael Johnson: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants SS Michael Johnson (neck) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 17, and is expected to play Week 3.
Special Teams
--PK Lawrence Tynes: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (knee) is close to taking the 40-50 kicks per day he said is necessary for him to return. However, he likely won't return until after the team's bye Week 4.

New York Jets
Current Updates
Offense
--WR David Clowney: Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets WR David Clowney (shoulder) is out for the team's Week 3 game.
--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. 17.
Defense
--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. 17.
--CB Justin Miller: Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets CB Justin Miller (toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Special Teams
--PK Mike Nugent: Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets PK Mike Nugent (thigh) is out for the team's Week 3 game.

Oakland Raiders
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Darren McFadden: Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (toe) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, but he hopes to practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
--RB Justin Fargas: Oakland Raiders RB Justin Fargas (groin) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and he is unlikely to play Week 3.
--WR Javon Walker: Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker (hamstring) made it through part of practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, but he couldn't complete the session. His status for Week 3 is in doubt.
--OT Kwame Harris: Oakland Raiders OT Kwame Harris (knee) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. Head coach Lane Kiffin hopes Harris will practice and be available for Week 3.
Defense
--CB Nnamdi Asomugha: Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle) left the field during warm-ups Wednesday, Sept. 17, but he returned and completed practice. He is expected to play Week 3.

Philadelphia Eagles
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Tony Hunt: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Tony Hunt (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is considered questionable for Week 3.
--WR Reggie Brown: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He should be able to play Week 3.
--WR Kevin Curtis: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Kevin Curtis (hernia) will miss at least a few more weeks with a sports hernia.
--OG Shawn Andrews: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles OG Shawn Andrews (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is considered questionable for Week 3. If he is not able to play, OG Max Jean-Gilles will start in his place.
--OG Max Jean-Gilles: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles OG Shawn Andrews (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is considered questionable for Week 3. If he is not able to play, OG Max Jean-Gilles will start in his place.
Defense
--DL Dan Klecko: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles DL Dan Klecko (hand) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He should be able to play Week 3.
--DL Trevor Laws: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles DL Trevor Laws (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is considered questionable for Week 3.
--DL Victor Abiamiri: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles DL Victor Abiamiri (wrist) will miss at least a few more weeks with a wrist injury.
--LB Torrance Daniels: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Torrance Daniels (wrist) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He should be able to play Week 3.
--SS Sean Considine: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles SS Sean Considine (hand) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He should be able to play Week 3.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Ben Roethlisberger: Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) went through all drills at practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--OG Chris Kemoeatu: Pittsburgh Steelers OG Chris Kemoeatu (ankle) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Set. 17.
Defense
--DL Casey Hampton: Pittsburgh Steelers DT Casey Hampton (groin) was limited during the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--DL Brett Keisel: Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel (calf) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is out for Week 3 and may miss at least a few games.
--LB James Farrior: Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Farrior (back) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
--LB Donovan Woods: Pittsburgh Steelers LB Donovan Woods (hamstring) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and he is out for Week 3.
--CB Deshea Townsend: Pittsburgh Steelers CB Deshea Townsend (heel) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He might play Week 3.
Previous Updates
Offense
--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 Travis Kirschke: Pittsburgh Steelers DL Travis Kirschke (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.

San Diego Chargers
Current Updates
Offense
--RB LaDainian Tomlinson: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He said he will be ready to play Week 3.
--C Nick Hardwick: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is inching closer to returning to action.
--OT Marcus McNeill: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers OT Marcus McNeill (neck) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. There is a chance he could play Week 3.
Defense
--LB Marques Harris: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers LB Marques Harris (rib) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is expected to play Week 3.
--LB Shaun Phillips: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers LB Shaun Phillips (groin) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is expected to play Week 3.
--SS Clinton Hart: Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers SS Clinton Hart (hand) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He expects to play Week 3.
Previous Updates
Offense
--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.

San Francisco 49ers
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Frank Gore: Matthew Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (undisclosed) was limping noticeably after the team's Week 2 game, but he should be fine for the team's Week 3 game.
--OT Jonas Jennings: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers OT Jonas Jennings (shoulder) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and is out for Week 3.
Defense
--LB Patrick Willis: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Patrick Willis (leg) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 17, and is not listed on the team's injury report.
--CB Walt Harris: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Walt Harris missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He typically does not participate in every practice, and no injury reason was divulged by the team.
--CB Donald Strickland: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Donald Strickland (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and he should be available for Week 3.
--CB Shawntae Spencer: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Shawntae Spencer (knee) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and is out for Week 3.
--FS Dashon Goldson: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers S Dashon Goldson (knee) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 17, and he is expected to be available for Week 3.

Seattle Seahawks
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Bobby Engram: Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (shoulder) will not return until after Week 4. Engram has been out since the preseason.
--WR Deion Branch: Updating a previous item, Scott M. Johnson, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (knee) took part in the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. Head coach Mike Holmgren has said Branch is unlikely to play Week 3.
--OT Walter Jones: Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks OT Walter Jones (hip) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, but head coach Mike Holmgren said he would likely sit out a couple days and play Week 3.
--OT Sean Locklear: Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks OT Sean Locklear (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. Head coach Mike Holmgren said he might stick with OT Ray Willis as the starter for Week 3.
--OT Ray Willis: Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks OT Sean Locklear (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. Head coach Mike Holmgren said he might stick with OT Ray Willis as the starter for Week 3.
Defense
--CB Kelly Jennings: Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Kelly Jennings (rib) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, but head coach Mike Holmgren said he would likely sit out a couple days and play Week 3.
Previous 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.

St. Louis Rams
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Keenan Burton: St. Louis Rams WR Keenan Burton (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday, Sept. 16, to repair meniscus cartilage damage. He will miss at least two to three games.
--OG Jacob Bell: St. Louis Rams OG Jacob Bell (hamstring) was listed as limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, but did not do much at practice.
Defense
--DL Leonard Little: St. Louis Rams DL Leonard Little (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He did some individual work and took a few reps with the scout team during practice.
--LB Will Witherspoon: Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams LB Will Witherspoon (groin) appears to still be bothered by a groin injury he suffered late in the preseason.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Michael Clayton: Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton worked with the first-team offense at flanker during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He was replacing WR Antonio Bryant, who worked at split end, replacing injured WR Joey Galloway (ankle). If Galloway is not able to play Week 3, Clayton and Bryant will start at wide receiver.
--WR Joey Galloway: Updating a previous report, Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Joey Galloway (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, but he seldom practices on Wednesdays. He is considered questionable for Week 3.
--WR Antonio Bryant: Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton worked with the first-team offense at flanker during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He was replacing WR Antonio Bryant, who worked at split end, replacing injured WR Joey Galloway (ankle). If Galloway is not able to play Week 3, Clayton and Bryant will start at wide receiver.
Defense
--DL Gaines Adams: Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Gaines Adams (abdomen) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He probably will play Week 3.
--LB Derrick Brooks: Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He should be able to play Week 3.
--CB Aqib Talib: Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is considered questionable for Week 3.

Tennessee Titans
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Quinton Ganther: Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Quinton Ganther (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is expected to be available for Week 3.
--WR Justin Gage: Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Justin Gage (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. His status for Week 3 is uncertain.
Defense
--DL Jacob Ford: Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DL Jacob Ford (chest) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He should be available to play Week 3.
--LB Colin Allred: Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB Colin Allred (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. His status for Week 3 is uncertain.
--CB Nick Harper: Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans CB Nick Harper (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. His status for Week 3 is uncertain.

Washington Redskins
Current Updates
Offense
--WR James Thrash: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR James Thrash (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. Head coach Jim Zorn is not optimistic about Thrash's status yet.
--WR Malcolm Kelly: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He expects to play Week 3.
Defense
--LB Marcus Washington: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He expects to play Week 3.
--LB Khary Campbell: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Khary Campbell (thigh) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He expects to play Week 3.
--LB H.B. Blades: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB H.B. Blades (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is expected to be available Week 3.
--CB Fred Smoot: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Fred Smoot (groin) participated in individual drills Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is expected to play Week 3.
--CB Carlos Rogers: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Carlos Rogers (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. He expects to play Week 3.
--SS Kareem Moore: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins SS Kareem Moore (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. His status for Week 3 is uncertain.

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