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Sunday Morning Inactives and Injury Updates - Week 3
September 24, 2006     Last Update: 3:47PM ET

Sunday updates will begin when teams start releasing pre-kickoff information to the league. This is typically about 30-90 minutes prior to the kickoff of their game.

Carolina @ Tampa Bay - 1:00PM ET Kickoff

CAROLINA
WR Steve Smith
- Limited in practice this week but will start today.
WR Drew Carter
- Despite the broken finger he is expected to play today with a soft cast on his hand.
LB Dan Morgan - Out again this week after suffering a concussion in week one. Adam Seward starts in his spot.
S Shaun Williams - Out today with a foot injury. Colin Branch will start at the strong safety spot.

TAMPA BAY
RB Carnell Williams - Still dealing with back issues but will start in today's game.
DE Simeon Rice
- Injured his knee in practice this week but will play today.
LB Ryan Nece - Inactive today.
CB Brian Kelly - Inactive for today's game.

Chicago @ Minnesota - 1:00PM ET Kickoff

CHICAGO
WR Justin Gage - Inactive today (coach's decision).

MINNESOTA
RB Ciatrick Fason - Inactive today (coach's decision).
WR Troy Williamson
- The shoulder injury is not expected to keep him out today. He'll start.
WR Marcus Robinson - Expected to be limited today due to the hamstring injury.

Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh - 1:00PM ET Kickoff

CINCINNATI
WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh - Practiced this week and will play today, but Chris Henry will start the game.
LB David Pollack - Placed on IR this week and is out for the season. Rookie Reshad Jeanty will replace him.
S Dexter Jackson - Out due to an ankle injury. Kevin Kaesviharn will start in his strong safety spot.

PITTSBURGH
RB Duce Staley
- Inactive today (coach's decision).

Green Bay @ Detroit - 1:00PM ET Kickoff

GREEN BAY
RB Ahman Green - Missed practice late in the week due to a hamstring injury but will start today.

DETROIT
LB Alex Lewis - Out today with a knee injury. Paris Lenon is expected to fill in.
CB Fernando Bryant - Inactive for today's game due to personal reasons.
S Kenoy Kennedy - Out today with a foot injury. Rookie Daniel Bullocks will start at strong safety for Detroit.

Jacksonville @ Indianapolis - 1:00PM ET Kickoff

JACKSONVILLE
WR Matt Jones - Very limited in practice this week but will start today's game.
TE Marcedes Lewis - Saw some limited action last week and is expected to have an increased role today.

INDIANAPOLIS
WR Brandon Stokley
- Re-injured his ankle last week and will not play today.
DE Dwight Freeney - Missed most of practice this week but is expected to play today.
PK Adam Vinatieri - Is inactive today due to the groin injury. Team signed Martin Gramatica to kick today.
S Bob Sanders - Is inactive for today's game.

NY Jets @ Buffalo - 1:00PM ET Kickoff

NEW YORK
RB Derrick Blaylock - Inactive today (coach's decision). Kevan Barlow will start today.
WR Laveranues Coles - Very limited in practice this week but will start today.

BUFFALO
LB Takeo Spikes
- Is inactive for today's game.
SS Matt Bowen - Has been deactivated for today's game. Rookie Donte Whitner will start in his place if Bownen is out.

Tennesee @ Miami - 1:00PM ET Kickoff

TENNESSEE
RB Chris Brown - The turf-toe injury will keep him out today. He's inactive.
RB Travis Henry - Still slowed by a turf-toe injury but will make the start for the Titans.
TE Erron Kinney - Out again today due to the knee injury.
CB Reynaldo Hill - May not play today.
DE Antwan Odom - Out again today due to the knee injury.
DT Robaire Smith - May not play today.

MIAMI
WR Marty Booker
- Limited in practice this week but will start today.

Washington @ Houston - 1:00PM ET Kickoff

WASHINGTON
RB Clinton Portis - Practiced fully this week and will start today.
RB T. J. Duckett - Inactive today (coach's decision).
CB Shawn Springs - Will miss another game recovering from abdominal surgery. Kenny Wright will start.

HOUSTON
RB Ron Dayne
- Indications are that he could start today. But it will remain RBBC in the Houston backfield.

Baltimore @ Cleveland - 4:05PM ET Kickoff

BALTIMORE
RB Musa Smith
- The knee injury is expected to keep him out today.
TE Todd Heap - Injured his ankle late in the week but is expected to play.

CLEVELAND
RB Reuben Droughns -
Very limited in practice due to the shoulder injury. Not expected to play today.
WR Joe Jurevicius - Out again this week with the rib injury. Dennis Northcutt will start at the #2 WR spot.

NY Giants @ Seattle - 4:15PM ET Kickoff

NEW YORK
WR Plaxico Burress - Suffered some back spasms this week but is expected to play.
WR Sinorice Moss - Re-injured his quadriceps last week and is likely not to play today.
TE Jeremy Shockey - Was limited in practice this week but will play today.

SEATTLE
RB Shaun Alexander
- Has been held out of some practice this week due to the minor foot injury but will play today.
WR Deion Branch - Will play today and share time at the split end position with Nate Burleson.
TE Jeremy Stevens - Out a few more weeks with the knee injury.
TE Itula Mili - May not play today due to the knee injury he suffered last week. #3 TE Will Heller will fill in if needed.

Philadelphia @ San Francisco - 4:15PM ET Kickoff

PHILADELPHIA
RB Brian Westbrook - Continues to have inflamation problems with his knee and was again held out for most of this week's practice sessions. Despite this he is expected to start today.
WR Dante' Stallworth - Tweaked his hamstring in practice this week and will not play today.
CB Lito Sheppard - Out again this week with a badly sprained ankle.
CB Rod Hood - Out this week after suffering a heel injury last week. Nickel CB Joselio Hanson will get the start.
DE Jevon Kearse - Lost for the season with a knee injury. Trent Cole will replace him.

SAN FRANCISCO
TE Vernon Davis - Limited this week due to a calf contusion but will play today.

St. Louis @ Arizona - 4:15PM ET Kickoff

ST. LOUIS
No inactive or injury updates of note.

ARIZONA
No inactive or injury updates of note.

Denver @ New England - 8:15PM ET Kickoff

DENVER
WR Rod Smith - Suffered a concussion last week but is expected to play today.
DE Courtney Brown - Close to returning but will not play today. Kenard Lang starts in his spot.

NEW ENGLAND
WR Chad Jackson
- Has not been limited in practice this week and is expected to play today.
WR Doug Gabriel - Was not limited in practice this week and is expected to play today.

Atlanta @ New Orleans - Monday Night

ATLANTA
WR Roddy White - The shoulder injury isn't expected to keep him out this week.
LB Ed Hartwell - The team expects at least a partial return to action for Hartwell.
DE John Abraham - The groin injury suffered in week one is not expected to keep him out this week.

NEW ORLEANS
No inactive or injury updates of note.