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Week 8 Injury Update
Huddle Staff
October 28, 2005

The Huddle's injury guru, Phil Gentles, was caught in the path of Hurricane Wilma this week and is unable to port his usual injury updates this week. So the staff is pitching in this week to cover the player injury situations going into this weekend's games. This well not provide the detail that Phil typically does, but we will cover all the players and provide their expected status as of Thursday night. Phil should be back next week.

Arizona at Dallas

Julius Jones, RB, DAL - Questionable (ankle) - Has not practiced this week and isn't likely to play Sunday.
Patrick Crayton, WR, DAL - Out (ankle) - Will miss at least another four weeks.

Cleveland at Houston

Andre Johnson, WR, HOU - Questionable (knee) - Limited in practice and expected to miss another week.

Jacksonville at St. Louis

Fred Taylor, RB, JAC - Probable (ankle) - Practicing fully and will play Sunday.
Torry Holt, WR, STL - Doubtful (knee) - Skipping practice and not likely to play.
Isaac Bruce, WR, STL - Doubtful (toe) - Downgraded this week and will not play.
Jamie Martin, QB, STL - Probable (neck) - Will make his second start for the Rams.
Marc Bulger, QB, STL - Doubtful (shoulder) - Downgraded this week and not likely to play.

Oakland at Tennessee

Randy Moss, WR, OAK - Questionable (groin/ribs) - Very limited in practice this week but team expects him to start.
Drew Bennett, WR, TEN - Out (hand) - Expected to miss 2-3 more weeks.
Chris Brown, RB, TEN - Questionable (shoulder) - Practicing fully this week and expected to start.
Brandon Jones, WR, TEN - Questionable (knee) - Is not practicing this week and not expected to play.
Steve McNair, QB, TEN - Questionable (back/ankle) - Practicing this week and expected to start Sunday.

Chicago at Detroit

Rex Grossman, QB, CHI - Out (ankle) - Will not return this week.
Thomas Jones, RB, CHI - Probable (knee) - Held out of practices again this week but expected to play.
Bernard Berrian, WR, CHI - Out (thumb) - May miss rest of season following surgery.
Roy Williams, WR, DET - Questionable (quad) - Still not practicing and expected to miss another game.

Green Bay at Cincinnati

Robert Ferguson, WR, GB - Out (knee) - Expected to be out 2-4 weeks.
Tony Fisher, RB, GB - Probable (eye) - Returned to practice Thursday after laser surgery and will start this week.
Rudi Johnson, RB, CIN - Probable (knee) - Will play Sunday.
Chris Henry, WR, CIN - Probable (groin) - Added to injury report Thursday and missed practice. May not play.

Minnesota at Carolina

Keary Colbert, WR, CAR - Questionable (ankle) - Has practiced fully this week and is expected back in the starting lineup.
DeShaun Foster, RB, CAR - Questionable (knee) - Has practiced fully this week and is expected to play.

Washington at NY Giants

Mark Brunell, QB, WAS - Probable (calf) - Practiced fully on Thursday and will play this week.
John Hall, PK, WAS - Probable (quad) - Has been kicking in practice this week and may play Sunday.
Plaxico Burress, WR, NYG - Questionable (shoulder) - Missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday and remains iffy.

Kansas City at San Diego

Antonio Gates, TE, SD - Questionable (thigh) - Added to injury report Thursday, but practiced and will play.

Tampa Bay at San Francisco

Carnell Williams, RB, TB - Questionable (foot/hamstring) - Is practicing fully and expected to return Sunday.
Arnez Battle, WR, SF - Questionable (knee) - Has not returned to practice and is not expected to play.
Brandon Lloyd, WR, SF - Probable (quad) - Expected to play.
Alex Smith, QB, SF - Questionable (knee) - Will not play this week.

Philadelphia at Denver

David Akers, PK, PHI - Out (hamstring) - Will not play.
Donovan McNabb, QB, PHI - Probable (sports hernia) - Will play.
Terrell Owens, WR, PHI - Probable (shoulder) - Will play.
Jake Plummer, QB, DEN - Probable (shoulder) - Will play.

Miami at New Orleans

Marty Booker, WR, MIA - Questionable (ankle) - Expected to start this weekend.
Olindo Mare, PK MIA - Questionable (knee) - Kicking in practice but a final decision won't come until later in the week.
Ernie Conwell, TE, NO - Questionable (knee) - Has not practiced this week and isn't likely to play.
Az-Zahir Hakim, WR, NO - Questionable (ribs) - Has practiced all week and will play this weekend.
Joe Horn, WR, NO - Questionable (hamstring) - Has made it through practice Wed. & Thurs. and may return this week.
Donte' Stallworth, WR, NO - Questionable (shoulder) - Practiced Thursday and is expected to start Sunday.
Aaron Stecker, RB, NO - Questionable (ankle) - Practiced Thursday and is expected to play.

Buffalo at New England

Troy Brown, WR, NE - Questionable (foot) - Being held out of practice and may not play.
Corey Dillon, RB, NE - Questionable (ankle) - Has been limited in practice this week and may miss another game.

Baltimore at Pittsburgh

Mark Clayton, WR, BAL - Questionable (ankle) - Limited in practice this week and may not play.
Jerome Bettis, RB, PIT - Probable (knee) - Expected to play Monday night.
Hines Ward, WR, PIT - Probable (hamstring) - Not practicing but expected to play Monday night.
Antwaan Randle El, WR, PIT - Probable (foot) - Expected to play Monday night.