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Week 1 injuries

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Buffalo Bills: The only Bill expected to miss the Patriots game is safety Matt Bowen, who has a lower leg injury and hasn't practiced all week. Bowen is expected to be replaced in the starting lineup by Coy Wire.

    New England Patriots: The Patriots started practice in good shape Friday. With the exception of holdout Deion Branch, the Patriots had the entire team in uniform and on the field for the Friday workout. That's two days in a row the entire team has been on the field at the beginning of practice. Linebacker Tedy Bruschi appears to be ready to play with a cast on his injured right wrist. He's listed as questionable but he has practiced some this week. Wide receivers Chad Jackson (hamstring), Doug Gabriel (hamstring), guard Stephen Neal (ankle) and tackle Nick Kaczur (ankle) took part in practice on Friday, giving them chances to play.

    New York Jets: The only Jet who will miss Sunday's opener against the Titans is center Trey Teague, who is still recovering from his offseason broken leg. Cornerback David Barrett and wide receiver Tim Dwight, are listed as questionable, but have practiced and should be able to play.
     
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    Houston Texans: The only way halfback Ron Dayne won't dress for the opener against the Eagles is if Gary Kubiak decides he needs an extra special-teams player. Dayne is probable with a toe injury but he practiced well enough to make a case to be on the active roster.

    Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have 26 players listed on their injury report, mostly as questionable. Sorting through the list, the Colts probably won't have guard Ryan Lilja (knee), defensive tackle Corey Simon (knee), tight end Ben Hartsock (hamstring) and wide receiver Brandon Stokley (ankle). They haven't practiced all week. If Stokley can't go, the Colts will probably use more two tight end sets. For an extra receiver, they would probably go to Aaron Moorehead

    Jacksonville Jaguars: Defensive tackle Marcus Stroud missed another day of practice Friday with an ankle injury that probably will keep him out of the opener against the Cowboys. He rolled the ankle Wednesday and hasn't practiced since. He was on crutches most of the week. The team lists him as questionable. Linebacker Mike Peterson practiced Friday and has a chance to play. He has a second-degree MCL sprain, but is trying to get ready to be available in the opener. Tight end Marcedes Lewis may be available for backup duty. He has practiced all week on an ankle injury that has him listed as questionable.

    Tennessee Titans: The Titans have a good chance of having wide receiver David Givens (hamstring), guard Benji Olson (hamstring) and halfback LenDale White (ankle) for Sunday's opener against the Jets. They practiced Friday despite being listed as questionable. The only players ruled out of Sunday's game are tight end Erron Kinney (knee) and defensive end Antwan Odom (knee). Jeff Fisher didn't announce his starting quarterback but most people believe it will be Kerry Collins over Billy Volek.
     
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    Baltimore Ravens: Brian Billick started with five players listed as questionable but he upgraded each of them to probable after they practiced Friday. That means that halfback Jamal Lewis will start despite a hip injury that has nagged him the past couple of weeks. Wide receiver Derrick Mason is now probable because of a thigh injury. Cornerback Chris McAlister will start despite a thigh injury. Running back P.J. Daniels (thigh) and defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin (thigh) should be available.

    Cincinnati Bengals: Wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh may be the focus of a funny commercial involving fantasy football but his season won't open with a fantasy. Houshmandzadah didn't practice Friday and hasn't practiced all week because of a heel injury and probably won't play Sunday against the Chiefs. He was downgraded from probable to questionable on Thursday and by missing practice Friday, there doesn't appear to be any improvement. Chris Henry is expected to start for Houshmanzdzadeh, who joins wide receiver Antonio Chatman on the sidelines. Chatman was ruled out of the game because of a groin injury. Cornerback Deltha O'Neal practiced for a second consecutive day on a knee that has had him listed as questionable all week. He was upgraded to probable Friday and should play. Linebacker David Pollack was upgraded from questionable to probable with a hamstring and he practiced Friday and should be able to play.

    Cleveland Browns: The Browns secondary is expected to be without cornerback Daylon McCutcheon (knee) and safety Brian Russell (elbow). Russell is doubtful and McCutcheon will need another week or two to get over a knee injury. The Browns have eight other players listed as questionable but most have practiced all week and should be able to play. The Browns reached an injury settlement with former first-round pick William Green, making him a free agent. The Browns are expected to start Sean Jones and Brodney Pool at safety.
     
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    Denver Broncos: The Broncos are in good shape heading into their opening game against the Rams. Defensive end Courtney Brown remains questionable because of his knee injury, but Mike Shanahan will determine how the knee holds up during pre-game warm ups. Because it's a turf game in St. Louis, Brown will have to see how sore the knee is. Six other players are listed as probable, including defensive tackle Gerard Warren, but they practiced all week and should be ready to go.

    Kansas City Chiefs: The only change on the Chiefs injury report is that right tackle Kevin Sampson was downgraded from probable to questionable. He hasn't practiced all week. Jordan Black will start for him.

    Oakland Raiders: The Raiders could be down three players for the Monday night game against the Chargers -- center Jake Grove (shoulder), rookie tight end John Madsen (ankle) and defensive end Lance Johnstone (shin.) Grove and Madsen are surely going to miss the game. Johnstone would need a good day of practice Saturday to be able to make it.

    San Diego Chargers: The Chargers are expected to be without tight ends Aaron Shea (back) and Ryan Krause (hamstring) because of injuries that have kept them out most of the week. Shea is doubtful and Krause is questionable. Left tackle Leander Jordan is questionable with a neck injury.
     
  5. Concudan

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    Dallas Cowboys: Mike Vanderjagt's right groin remains a problem, so Bill Parcells plans to use Shaun Suisham in the opener as his kicker. Vanderjagt has been nagged by the groin injury all summer and Parcells only wants to take one kicker to the game. That kicker will be Suisham. Left tackle Flozell Adams continues to practice on a sore calf, but Parcells will have to make a game-time decision how to use him and whether to start him. He's listed as questionable, but expect him start. Linebacker Bradie James is questionable with a groin injury but should be available. He has practiced all week.

    New York Giants: Linebacker LaVar Arrington was removed from the Giants injury report. He had been on the list for a knee injury. Wide receiver Sinorice Moss (quad) and guard Rich Seubert (toe) were upgraded from questionable to probable Friday and should be available. The only Giant expected to miss the game is backup running back Derrick Ward, who has a foot injury.

    Philadelphia Eagles: There has been no change in the Eagles injury report all week. The only player who is expected to miss the game is running back Reno Mahe, who is dougthful with an ankle injury. He hasn't practiced all week. Defensive end Jerome McDougle (rib), safety Quintin Mikell (thumb) and defensive tackle Darwin Walker (rib) have practiced all week and are probable.

    Washington Redskins: Halfback Clinton Portis all but ruled himself out of Monday's game against the Vikings. He tried to work on a blocking sled but his dislocated shoulder was still bothering him. He wasn't even sure if he was going to be ready for Week 2, but he is gearing more toward that game. Joe Gibbs hasn't ruled him out of the Vikings game, but has him listed as questionable. Cornerback Shawn Springs is doubtful and not expected to play because of an abdominal injury. He is expected to be replaced by Kenny Wright as the starter. Ladell Betts is expected to start for Portis. Defensive end Renaldo Wynn is probable with an ankle injury.
     
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    Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons downgraded fullback Fred McCrary from questionable to doubtful Friday because of a foot injury that kept him out of practice all week. McCrary is expected to join middle linebacker Ed Hartwell on the sidelines. Hartwell is expected to miss a couple of weeks with a knee injury.

    Carolina Panthers: After being optimistic Wednesday about his chances the playing, the Panthers are beginning to realize Steve Smith probably won't be able to play Sunday against the Falcons. Smith tweaked his other hamstring Wednesday and hasn't been able to practice for the past three days. Because he's so important to the team and so competitive, it's hard to rule out Smith. The Panthers are keeping his as questionable and John Fox is saying he's day-to-day, but it appears he's probably not going to play. The Panthers will have to use a combination of Keary Colbert and Drew Carter to replace him. Colbert is more of the possession receiver while Carter has more deep speed. The rest of the Panthers injury report looks good. Defensive tackle Jordan Carstens (elbow) and linebacker Na'il Diggs (knee) are listed as questionable but they have practiced all week. Guard Evan Mathis (shoulder), and safeties Kevin McCadam (shoulder) and Shaun Williams (ankle) have practiced all week and are probable.

    New Orleans Saints: Four players are expected to miss the opener against the Browns. Defensive tackle Rodney Leisle (knee) and safety Bryan Scott (hamstring) haven't practiced all week and are listed as doubtful. Don't expect them to play. Cornerback DeJuan Groce (hamstring) and halfback Aaron Stecker (ankle) have practiced but are questionable. Expect them to be among the eight inactives.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs have major problems along the offensive line. Right guard Davin Joseph has been ruled out of the game because of a knee injury that should sideline him a couple of weeks. He will be replaced by Sean Mahan. Left guard Dan Buenning didn't practice Friday and remains very questionable after missing the entire week of work. His spot could be taken by Jeb Terry. Jon Gruden said it would be a game-time decision involving Buenning. Middle linebacker Shelton Quarles returned to practice despite being listed as questionable because of a groin injury. He should be available.
     
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    Chicago Bears: The Bears probably will miss only two backups for the opener against the Packers. Defensive end Israel Idonije (ankle) and tight end Gabe Reid (back). Idonije did practice Friday for the first time this week but remains questionable. Reid hasn't practiced all week and is very questionable. Halfback Cedric Benson (shoulder) will be Thomas Jones' backup. Wide receiver Mark Bradley will play behind Bernard Berrian. Bradley has been bothered by a hip injury. It will be a game-time decision how Lovie Smith wants to play safety Mike Brown (Achilles) and defensive end Alex Brown (knee).

    Detroit Lions: The Lions may have some serious problems along the offensive line. Guard Ross Verba missed a second day of practice Friday on a hamstring injury that has him listed as questionable. If he can't go, the Lions may start Rick DeMulling. The Lions say Barry Stokes will start at right tackle but Rex Tucker, the projected starter, will work his way onto the field during the game. The Lions could have timing issues along the right side of the line with their blocking assignments with the uncertainty of Verba's availability. Out are wide receiver Shaun Bodiford (knee) and tight end Casey FitzSimmons (wrist).

    Green Bay Packers: The Packers added left tackle Chad Clifton to the injury report as probable with an illness, but he is expected to play. Cornerback Will Blackmon was upgraded from doubtful to questionable with a foot injury. Fullback William Henderson has practiced all week on his sore knee. Despite that, he is listed as questionable. Out is tackle Junius Coston.

    Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings should have all 53 players available for Monday's game against the Redskins. Halfback Mewelde Moore (knee) and cornerback Fred Smoot (ribs) have practiced all week on injuries that have them listed as probable.
     
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    Arizona Cardinals: Only two starters will miss opener against the 49ers -- linebacker Karlos Dansby (toe) and right tackle Oliver Ross (knee). The Cardinals could start Brandon Gorin or Chris Liwienski at the right tackle spot.

    St. Louis Rams: The Rams had a completely injury-free report Friday. There is not a single player on the report.

    San Francisco 49ers: Cornerback Shawntae Spencer is expected to play despite being listed as questionable because of a hamstring injury. Out are tight end Delanie Walker (shoulder) and defensive end Parys Haralson (foot) and they are expected to be out for a couple of weeks.

    Seattle Seahawks: Linebacker LeRoy Hill remains questionable and probably will miss the opener against the Lions because of a shoulder injury. D.D. Lewis would get the start if Hill can't go. Mike Holmgren said he would make a game-time decision involving Hill. Tight end Jerramy Stevens is the only other player expected to miss the opener. He has a knee injury. Wide receiver Darrell Jackson may start after having two good days of practice on a knee that kept him sidelined for four preseason games. Defensive tackle Russell Davis (foot) and offensive tackle Walter Jones (shoulder) may be listed as questionable but they have practiced and are expected to play.
     
  9. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Trent Green Went Down Hard On The Worst Cheapshot Ive Ever Seen!!!
     
  10. Trumpet_Man

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    It was not cheap. :no:
     
  11. sdchrger

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    Nope, just a good clean hit.

    It was Green's fault for starting his slide so late.
     
  12. Trumpet_Man

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    The defensive dudes shoulder pad went into Trents lower jaw.
     
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    Vicious, but not dirty...thats what football is.
     
  14. y2craig

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    When it rains it pours...


    Now Troy Vincent may be out for the season is on IR right now and Spikes had a hamstring injury in our loss to New England.

    On a good note, we brought back as recent cut Jim Leonhard to the lineup and looks like rookie Ko Simpson will be seeing more action.
     

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