Monday Injury Report
on September 22, 2008 @ 15:37:30 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) played in the team's Week 3 game. He will be fine for Week 4.
--TE Jerame Tuman: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals TE Jerame Tuman (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a hamstring injury. He should be able to practice this week.
--OT Levi Brown: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals OT Levi Brown (knee) played in the team's Week 3 game. He will be fine for Week 4.
Defense
--DL Bertrand Berry: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Bertrand Berry (groin) suffered a left groin strain during the team's Week 3 game but was able to return to the game. He should be OK for Week 4.
--DL Travis LaBoy: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Travis LaBoy (ankle) played in the team's Week 3 game. He should be fine for Week 4.
--DL Gabe Watson: Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Gabe Watson (knee) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a knee injury. He is in a position to play Week 4.

Atlanta Falcons
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Laurent Robinson: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons WR Laurent Robinson (knee) suffered a left knee sprain during the team's Week 3 game. The severity of the injury is not known. He is not expected to play Week 4.
--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 3 game because of a back injury. He is making progress.
--OL Sam Baker: D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons OT Sam Baker (concussion, illness) left the team's Week 3 game after suffering flu-like symptoms at halftime. His availability for Week 4 is uncertain.

Baltimore Ravens
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Willis McGahee: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (eye) got hit in the eye during the team's Week 3 game. He could be limited during practice this week but will be able to start Week 4.
--WR Yamon Figurs: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Yamon Figurs (hamstring) was held out of the team's Week 3 game as a precaution. He will return kicks and punts Week 4.
Defense
--CB Samari Rolle: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Samari Rolle (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during the team's Week 3 game. He could be limited during practice this week, but both he and head coach John Harbaugh expressed optimism that he would be able to start Week 4.
--FS Jim Leonhard: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens SS Dawan Landry (spine) was released from hospital but will wear a cervical collar for at least one week. "He'll be playing in some number of weeks," head coach John Harbaugh said. FS Jim Leonhard will take his place in the starting lineup.
--SS Dawan Landry: Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens SS Dawan Landry (spine) was released from hospital but will wear a cervical collar for at least one week. "He'll be playing in some number of weeks," head coach John Harbaugh said. FS Jim Leonhard will take his place in the starting lineup.

Buffalo Bills
Current Updates
Offense
--FB Darian Barnes: Buffalo Bills FB Darian Barnes (foot) suffered a seemingly significant foot injury during the team's Week 3 game. He will undergo an MRI to found out the severity of the injury.
--TE Derek Fine: Buffalo Bills TE Derek Fine (thumb) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a thumb injury. He is considered questionable for Week 4.

Carolina Panthers
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Matt Moore: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers QB Matt Moore (shin) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a shin injury. He will miss at least a few more weeks.
--WR Ryne Robinson: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers WR Ryne Robinson (knee) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a knee injury. He will continue to practice this week but his status for Week 4 is uncertain.
--OT Travelle Wharton: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers OT Travelle Wharton (knee) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a knee injury. Head coach John Fox said Wharton will practice Wednesday, Sept. 24. He could be able to play Week 4.
Defense
--LB Dan Connor: Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers LB Dan Connor (knee) will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

Chicago Bears
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Devin Hester: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (ribs) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because on an injury to his ribs. The Bears would only say that Hester's condition is improving. He likely will be limited when he returns to practice but it is unknown if he will return to practice this week.
Defense
--SS Craig Steltz: Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears SS Craig Steltz (ankle) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of an ankle injury. His status for Week 4 is uncertain.

Cincinnati Bengals
Current Updates
Offense
--TE Ben Utecht: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals TE Ben Utecht (chest) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a chest injury. He may be able to play Week 4.
Defense
--CB Johnathan Joseph: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of an ankle injury. Head coach Marvin Lewis said Joseph may be able to play Week 4.
--SS Herana-Daze Jones: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals SS Herana-Daze Jones (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a hamstring injury. Head coach Marvin Lewis said Jones could be able to play Week 4.
--SS Dexter Jackson: Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals SS Dexter Jackson (thumb) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a thumb injury. Head coach Marvin Lewis said Jackson may be able to play Week 4.

Cleveland Browns
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Derek Anderson: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson (forearm) is expected to play Week 4.
--WR Donte' Stallworth: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Donte' Stallworth (quad) did not play Week 3, but he did say he's close to a return.
--TE Martin Rucker: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Martin Rucker (knee) is likely to miss Week 4 after not playing in Week 3.
--OG Eric Steinbach: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns OG Eric Steinbach (shoulder) did not play Week 3 but might be ready for Week 4, according to head coach Romeo Crennel.
--OT Ryan Tucker: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said OT Ryan Tucker (hip) was healthy enough to play Week 3 but that he did not play due to a coach's decision.
Defense
--LB Kris Griffin: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Kris Griffin (calf) could return for Week 4 after not playing in Week 3.
--LB Willie McGinest: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (hamstring) could play Week 4 after not playing in Week 3.
--LB Shantee Orr: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Shantee Orr (head) is expected to be fine for Week 4 after suffering a mild concussion in Week 3.
--SS Sean Jones: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns SS Sean Jones (knee) will not play Week 4.
Special Teams
--HC Romeo Crennel: Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said OT Ryan Tucker (hip) was healthy enough to play Week 3 but that he did not play due to a coach's decision.

Dallas Cowboys
Current Updates
Offense
--FB Deon Anderson: Dallas Cowboys FB Deon Anderson (knee) missed the team's Week 3 game and will not play in Week 4.
--WR Sam Hurd: Dallas Cowboys WR Sam Hurd (ankle) missed the team's Week 3 game, but he said he will be available to play Week 4.
--OT Kyle Kosier: Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier (foot) played in the team's Week 3 game, but he re-injured his foot and will miss two to three weeks.
Defense
--LB Anthony Spencer: Dallas Cowboys LB Anthony Spencer (knee) missed the team's Week 3 game, but the team is hopeful he will be able to practice this week.
--CB Terence Newman: Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) saw his full role Week 3 and came out of the game with no added soreness.
--SS Roy Williams: Dallas Cowboys S Roy Williams (forearm) missed the team's Week 3 game and is expected to miss another two to three weeks.

Denver Broncos
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Darrell Jackson: Denver Broncos WR Darrell Jackson (calf) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a calf injury. He could be available Week 4 if he practices this week.
--C Tom Nalen: Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a knee injury. There is no timetable for his return, but the team will see how he feels this week.
Defense
--LB Boss Bailey: Denver Broncos LB Boss Bailey (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the team's Week 3 game. He said Monday, Sept. 22, his ankle was fine and the injury was no big deal. He could be able to practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Detroit Lions
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Jon Kitna: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Jon Kitna (knee) suffered what the team called a sprained right knee Week 3. Kitna said the team's medical staff doesn't think there was structural damage, but head coach Rod Marinelli said Kitna would undergo more tests.
--OG Stephen Peterman: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions OG Stephen Peterman (hand) suffered a broken right hand Week 3. He tried to keep playing but could only use one hand. Peterman said he would put a cast on it and hoped he wouldn't miss much time.
Defense
--DL Shaun Cody: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions DT Shaun Cody (knee) suffered a sprained knee during the team's Week 3 game.
--CB Travis Fisher: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions CB Travis Fisher (groin) left the team's Week 3 game with a groin injury.

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) might practice more this week and is expected to play Week 4.
--FB Korey Hall: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers FB Korey Hall (knee) missed the team's Week 3 game. It is unclear if he will return Week 4.
--WR Ruvell Martin: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Ruvell Martin (finger) might be close enough to play, but his status for Week 4 is unclear.
--WR James Jones: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR James Jones (knee) aggravated a knee sprain and was unable to finish Week 3. His status for the team's Week 4 game is in doubt.
--TE Tory Humphrey: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers TE Tory Humphrey (knee) was limited during the team's Week 3 game. He might miss some practice time this week, but he should be available for Week 4.
--C Scott Wells: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers C Scott Wells (trunk, back) was active for the team's Week 3 game, but he did not play. He appears likely to return to the starting lineup Week 4.
--OT Chad Clifton: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knee) is expected to play Week 4.
--OL Josh Sitton: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers OG Josh Sitton (knee) missed the team's Week 3 game. He might be ready to play Week 4, but it is unlikely he'll return to the starting lineup soon.
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 is expected to play Week 4.
--CB Charles Woodson: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (toe) appears to have come out of the team's Week 3 game OK. He probably will miss the team's practice this week and then play in the Week 4 game.
--CB Al Harris: Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (spleen) may have ruptured his spleen and could miss the rest of the season, according to a source. He is seeking a second opinion on his injury. Head coach Mike McCarthy said doctors would not allow Harris to return to the team's Week 3 game after finding blood in his urine.
--FS Nick Collins: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers S Nick Collins (back) suffered a lower back bruise during the team's Week 3 game. His status for Week 4 is uncertain.
--SS Atari Bigby: Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers S Atari Bigby (hamstring) missed the team's Week 3 game and appears unlikely to play Week 4.

Houston Texans
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Ahman Green: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ahman Green (ankle) is expected to return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 24, on a limited basis. There is no sign if he will be available for Week 4, but he would likely be a backup if he does play.
--TE Mark Bruener: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans TE Mark Bruener (hamstring) might take part in practice this week on a limited basis. He missed a week of practice and may miss more.
Defense
--DL Travis Johnson: Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans DT Travis Johnson (knee, ankle) will continue to try to practice more this week, and he should be able to play Week 4.

Indianapolis Colts
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Roy Hall: Indianapolis Colts WR Roy Hall (knee) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a knee injury. He will be out until at least Week 5.
--TE Dallas Clark: Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark (knee) played in the team's Week 3 game. Head coach Tony Dungy said Clark was OK Monday, Sept. 22. He is expected to play Week 5, as the team has a Week 4 bye.
--TE Jacob Tamme: Indianapolis Colts TE Jacob Tamme (ankle) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of an ankle injury. He will be out until at least Week 5.
--C Jeff Saturday: Indianapolis Colts C Jeff Saturday (knee) played without any issue in the team's Week 3 game. He is expected to play Week 5, as the team has a Week 4 bye.
--OG Mike Pollak: Indianapolis Colts OG Mike Pollak (knee) will be out until at least Week 5 because of a knee injury.
--OT Dan Federkeil: Indianapolis Colts OL Dan Federkeil (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the team's Week 3 game. He should be OK for Week 5, as the team has a Week 4 bye.
--OL Tony Ugoh: Indianapolis Colts OT Tony Ugoh (groin) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a groin injury. He is optimistic he can play Week 5, as the team has a Week 4 bye.
Defense
--DL Daniel Muir: Indianapolis Colts DL Daniel Muir (knee) did not dress in the team's Week 3 game because of a knee injury. He could play Week 5 if the team needs him, as the team has a Week 4 bye.
--DL Keyunta Dawson: Indianapolis Colts DL Keyunta Dawson (ankle) played in the team's Week 3 game. He is expected to play Week 5, as the team has a Week 4 bye.
--CB Marlin Jackson: Indianapolis Colts CB Marlin Jackson (hip) played in the team's Week 3 game. He is expected to play Week 5, as the team has a Week 4 bye.
--SS Matt Giordano: Indianapolis Colts SS Matt Giordano (back) played in the team's Week 3 game. He is expected to play Week 5, as the team has a Week 4 bye.

Kansas City Chiefs
Current 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 4 game.
Defense
--LB Donnie Edwards: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Donnie Edwards (ankle) is uncertain to play in the team's Week 4 game.
--CB Patrick Surtain: Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs CB Patrick Surtain (shoulder) is uncertain to play in the team's Week 4 game.

Miami Dolphins
Current Updates
Defense
--CB Michael Lehan: Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins CB Michael Lehan (hamstring) suffered a hamstring during the second half of the team's Week 3 game. He will likely be limited this week.
--FS Chris Crocker: Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins S Chris Crocker (neck) played in the team's Week 3 game, but as a reserve.

Minnesota Vikings
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Maurice Hicks: Minnesota Vikings RB Maurice Hicks (foot) played in the team's Week 3 game. He did not see any time on offense during the game.
--RB Adrian Peterson: Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) played in the team's Week 3 game. He was limited during practice last week.
--WR Sidney Rice: Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice (knee) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a knee injury. His status for Week 4 is uncertain.
--WR Bernard Berrian: Minnesota Vikings WR Bernard Berrian (foot) played in the team's Week 3 game.
--WR Aundrae Allison: Minnesota Vikings WR Aundrae Allison (foot) played in the team's Week 3 game. He should be fine for Week 4.
--OG Artis Hicks: Minnesota Vikings OT Artis Hicks (elbow) played in the team's Week 3 game. He should start Week 4.
Defense
--LB Vinny Ciurciu: Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings LB Vinny Ciurciu (knee) appeared to suffer a serious knee injury during the team's Week 3 game. Head coach Brad Childress said he was not aware of the MRI results.
--FS Madieu Williams: Minnesota Vikings FS Madieu Williams (neck) is no longer wearing a neck brace but it is unclear when he will be able to play.
--SS Darren Sharper: Minnesota Vikings SS Darren Sharper (shoulder) played during the team's Week 3 game. He was limited during practice last week.

New England Patriots
Current Updates
Offense
--RB LaMont Jordan: New England Patriots RB LaMont Jordan (foot) was listed as doubtful for the team's Week 3 game but was able to play in the game.
--RB Laurence Maroney: New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (shoulder) was listed as questionable for the team's Week 3 game but did not play.
--WR Kelley Washington: New England Patriots WR Kelley Washington (ankle) was listed as doubtful for the team's Week 3 game and did not play.
Defense
--LB Eric Alexander: New England Patriots LB Eric Alexander (calf) was listed as questionable for the team's Week 3 game but did not play.

New Orleans Saints
Current Updates
Offense
--WR David Patten: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints WR David Patten (groin) tweaked his groin Week 3, but he never left the game. Patten said he shouldn't miss any time and called it day-to-day.
--TE Jeremy Shockey: ESPNews reports New Orleans Saints TE Jeremy Shockey (sports hernia) will undergo sports hernia surgery and will be out three to six weeks.
--OT Jammal Brown: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints OT Jammal Brown (hip) left the team's Week 3 game in the first half and did not return. Head coach Sean Payton would not go into details about Brown's injury.
Defense
--CB Randall Gay: Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints CB Randall Gay (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring Week 3. Head coach Sean Payton said it wasn't a setback for Gay.

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) hopes the team's Week 4 bye will help him get fully healthy from his ankle injury.
--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 3 game because of a calf injury. He should be able to play after the team's Week 4 bye.
--CB Aaron Ross: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants CB Aaron Ross (shoulder) is sore after injuring his shoulder in the team's Week 3 game. Head coach Tom Coughlin believes Ross will be fine after the team's week 4 bye.
--CB Terrell Thomas: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas (hamstring) has been participating in individual drills during practice and could be ready to play after the team's Week 4 bye.
Special Teams
--PK Lawrence Tynes: Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (knee) is expected to be ready to play after the team's Week 4 bye.

New York Jets
Current Updates
Special Teams
--P Reggie Hodges: The New York Jets announced Monday, Sept. 22, that P Reggie Hodges (thigh) has been downgraded to out for Week 3.

Oakland Raiders
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Justin Fargas: ESPNews reports Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin said RB Justin Fargas (groin) will remain out of practice this week.
--RB Darren McFadden: ESPNews reports Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin said RB Darren McFadden (toe) is getting better.
--OG Cooper Carlisle: Oakland Raiders OG Cooper Carlisle (ankle) left the team's Week 3 game, but he was able to return. He might not practice this week and could miss the team's Week 4 game.
--OT Kwame Harris: Oakland Raiders OT Kwame Harris (knee) missed the team's Week 3 game, but he could be back for the team's Week 4 game.
Defense
--DL Gerard Warren: ESPNews reports Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin said DL Gerard Warren (pectoral) suffered a torn left pectoral in the team's Week 3 game.
--DL Derrick Burgess: Oakland Raiders DE Derrick Burgess (triceps) will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of his triceps injury. He is expected to play Week 4.

Philadelphia Eagles
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Donovan McNabb: Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said QB Donovan McNabb (chest) suffered a bruised upper chest in Week 3.
--RB Tony Hunt: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said FB Tony Hunt (concussion) should be able to play Week 4.
--RB Brian Westbrook: Updating previous items, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said RB Brian Westbrook (ankle) is currently listed as day-to-day.
--TE L.J. Smith: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (back) was scheduled to undergo tests Monday, Sept. 22. His status for Week 4 is uncertain.
--OG Shawn Andrews: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles OG Shawn Andrews (back) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a back injury. Head coach Andy Reid said Andrews has not improved. He is listed as day-to-day.
Defense
--DL Victor Abiamiri: Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles DL Victor Abiamiri (wrist) is not close to returning from his wrist surgery.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Ben Roethlisberger: ESPNews reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (hand) is expected to play in Week 4.

San Diego Chargers
Current Updates
Defense
--LB Shawne Merriman: Nick Canepa, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Chargers are prepared not to re-sign LB Shawne Merriman (knee) when his contract expires after the 2009 season.

San Francisco 49ers
Current Updates
Offense
--OT Jonas Jennings: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers OT Jonas Jennings (shoulder) is not expected to play in the team's Week 4 game. He missed the team's Week 3 game.
Defense
--LB Jeff Ulbrich: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Jeff Ulbrich (ankle) returned to the team's Week 3 game and is expected to be ready for Week 4.
--CB Donald Strickland: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Donald Strickland (knee) missed the team's Week 3 game, but he should be available for Week 4.
--CB Shawntae Spencer: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Shawntae Spencer (knee) missed the team's Week 3 game. The club is concerned he could be out for the rest of the season.
--FS Dashon Goldson: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers S Dashon Goldson (shoulder) left the team's Week 3 game in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury, but he is expected to be available for Week 4. Goldson is over the knee injury that he suffered Week 2.
--SS Michael Lewis: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers S Michael Lewis (elbow) returned to the team's Week 3 game and is expected to be ready for Week 4.
--SS Keith Lewis: Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers S Keith Lewis (knee) returned to the team's Week 3 game and is expected to be ready for Week 4.

Seattle Seahawks
Current Updates
Offense
--QB Seneca Wallace: Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks QB Seneca Wallace (calf) missed the team's Week 3 game, but he is expected back for Week 4.
--RB Maurice Morris: Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Maurice Morris (knee) missed the team's Week 3 game, but he is expected back for Week 4. Morris could see less carries when he returns because of RB Julius Jones' success.
--WR Koren Robinson: Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Koren Robinson (knee) missed the team's Week 3 game, but he is expected back for Week 4.
--WR Bobby Engram: Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (shoulder) missed the team's Week 3 game, but he is expected back for Week 4.
--WR Deion Branch: Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (knee) missed the team's Week 3 game, but he is expected back for Week 4. It is unlikely he will start if he does play.
--OG Floyd Womack: Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks OG Floyd Womack (hamstring) missed the fourth quarter of the team's Week 3 game, but he should be back for Week 4.
--OT Walter Jones: Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks OT Walter Jones (hip) played Week 3 and should be fine for Week 4.
--OT Sean Locklear: Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks OT Sean Locklear (knee) was limited during the team's Week 3 game, but he could return to a starting role Week 4.
Defense
--DL Rocky Bernard: Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks DT Rocky Bernard (hip) played Week 3 and should be fine for Week 4.
--CB Kelly Jennings: Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Kelly Jennings (rib) was limited during the team's Week 3 game, but he should return to a starting role Week 4.

St. Louis Rams
Current Updates
Offense
--RB Antonio Pittman: ESPNews reports St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said RB Antonio Pittman (fibula) suffered a cracked fibula near his knee and will be out four to six weeks.
--WR Keenan Burton: St. Louis Rams WR Keenan Burton (knee) will be out for at least two to three more weeks.
--WR Drew Bennett: St. Louis Rams WR Drew Bennett (foot) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a foot injury. He is out for at least two to four more weeks.
--OG Richie Incognito: St. Louis Rams OG Richie Incognito (knee) suffered some knee soreness when his knee brace broke Week 3, but he should be OK for Week 4.
--OG Jacob Bell: St. Louis Rams OG Jacob Bell (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a hamstring injury. He may be able to play Week 4.
--OT Orlando Pace: St. Louis Rams OT Orlando Pace (groin) missed the final few plays in the team's Week 3 game because of a groin injury but should be fine for Week 4.
Defense
--DL Leonard Little: St. Louis Rams DL Leonard Little (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 3 game. He may be able to play Week 4.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Current Updates
Offense
--FB B.J. Askew: Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB B.J. Askew (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 3 game, but he was able to return in overtime.
--WR Joey Galloway: Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Joey Galloway (ankle) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of an ankle injury. He is considered questionable for Week 4.
--OG Davin Joseph: Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph (foot) recently had the boot removed from his broken foot. He is still another week or two away from playing, making him unlikely for Week 4.
Defense
--DL Ryan Sims: The St. Petersburg Times reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Ryan Sims (hamstring) suffered a hamstring strain in Week 3.
--DL Gaines Adams: Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Gaines Adams (abdomen) played in the team's Week 3 game. He may be limited during practice this week but should be able to play Week 4.
--LB Derrick Brooks: Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (hamstring) played in the team's Week 3 game. He should be able to play Week 4.
--CB Aqib Talib: The St. Petersburg Times reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (hamstring) suffered a hamstring strain in Week 3.

Tennessee Titans
Current Updates
Offense
--WR Justin Gage: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Justin Gage (groin) missed the team's Week 3 game and his status for Week 4 is unclear.
Defense
--CB Nick Harper: Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans CB Nick Harper (quadriceps) suffered a quadriceps injury Week 4 and his availability for Week 4 is unclear.

Washington Redskins
Current Updates
Offense
--FB Mike Sellers: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins FB Mike Sellers (thigh) suffered a thigh bruise in Week 3, though the injury is not believed to be serious.
--WR James Thrash: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR James Thrash (ankle) played in Week 3.
--WR Antwaan Randle El: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Antwaan Randle El (quadriceps) suffered a quadriceps strain in Week 3, though the injury is not believed to be serious.
--WR Malcolm Kelly: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (ankle) did not play in Week 3.
Defense
--DL Jason Taylor: The Washington Times reports Washington Redskins DL Jason Taylor (calf) will be out Week 4. Taylor underwent a 20-minute procedure to drain blood from his calf after getting kicked there in the game in Week 3.
--LB Marcus Washington: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (hamstring) played in Week 3.
--LB Khary Campbell: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Khary Campbell (thigh) played in Week 3.
--CB Carlos Rogers: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Carlos Rogers (groin) played in Week 3.
--CB Fred Smoot: Jason LaCanfora and Jason Reid, both of the Washington Post, report Washington Redskins CB Fred Smoot (hip) was limited in Week 3 by a lingering hip injury. Smoot saw limited time even in the team's nickel packages.
--SS Kareem Moore: Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins SS Kareem Moore (hamstring) played in Week 3.

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