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Player Practice & Playing Status Report - Week 5
Whitney Walters
Updated: October 9, 2009 @ 5:57pm ET
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This report will list the practice activity and playing status of key fantasy players for the upcoming games this weekend. Players listed as probable or not included on the Official NFL Injury Report released on Friday's will not be listed unless the situation warrants.

ARIZONA
WR Steve Breaston - Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

ATLANTA
PK Jason Elam - Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

BALTIMORE
WR Derrick Mason - Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and was limited on Friday. Expected to play.

BUFFALO
No injuries of fantasy note.

CAROLINA
RB Jonathan Stewart
- Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but participated fully on Friday and expected to play.

CHICAGO
Bye week

CINCINNATI
RB Cedric Benson - Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but participated fully on Friday and is expected to play.

CLEVELAND
RB Jamal Lewis - Limited in practice all week and is a game-time decision. Jerome Harrison will start if needed.
PK Phil Dawson - Didn't practice all week and is not expected to play. Billy Cundiff will be kicking again for the Browns.

DALLAS
RB Marion Barber - Practiced fully all week and is expected to play.
RB Felix Jones - Didn't practice this week and will not play. Tashard Choice will back up Barber.
WR Roy Williams - Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Miles Austin is expected to start in his place.

DENVER
RB Correll Buckhalter
- Out this week. Rookie Knowshon Moreno will get his first start.

DETROIT
QB Matthew Stafford - Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and saw only light work Friday. No expected to play. Daunte Culpepper is expected to start.
RB Kevin Smith - Practiced fully this week and is expected to play.

GREEN BAY
Bye week

HOUSTON
No injuries of fantasy note.

INDIANAPOLIS
WR Anthony Gonzalez - Out this week. Pierre Garcon continues to start in his place.

JACKSONVILLE
No injuries of fantasy note.

KANSAS CITY
No injuries of fantasy note.

MIAMI
No injuries of fantasy note.

MINNESOTA
QB Brett Favre - Limited in practice all week but expected to start.

NEW ENGLAND
RB Fred Taylor - Out this week. Backups Sammy Morris and Lawrence Maroney are expected to split the workload.
WR Wes Welker - Was limited in practice all week but expected to play. Game-time decision.

NEW ORLEANS
Bye week

NEW YORK GIANTS
QB Eli Manning - Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but had a limited practice on Friday. Game-time decision.
RB Ahmad Bradshaw - Held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday and was limited Friday. Expected to play.
RB Danny Ware - Was limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Domenik Hixon - Was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but participated fully Friday and is expected to play.
TE Kevin Boss - Limited in practice Wednesday but was unable to go Thursday and Friday and is not expected to play.

NEW YORK JETS
WR Jerricho Cotchery - Limited in practice Thursday and held out on Friday. He's considered questionable to play.

OAKLAND
RB Darren McFadden - Out this week. Backup Michael Bush is expected to start with Justin Fargas backing him up.
WR Chaz Schilens - Out this week. Louis Murphy continues to start in his spot.
TE Zach Miller - Didn't practice Wednesday, was limited Thursday and participated fully Friday. Game-time decision.

PHILADELPHIA
QB Donovan McNabb - Practiced fully all week and is expected to start.
RB Brian Westbrook - Practiced fully all week and is expected to play.
WR Kevin Curtis - Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday but was held out on Friday. Expected to play.

PITTSBURGH
RB Willie Parker - Out this week. Rashard Mendenhall will get another start.

ST. LOUIS
QB Marc Bulger - Limited in practice all week and will likely be the inactive 3rd quarterback again this week. Game-time decision. Kyle Boller will likely get another start.
WR Donnie Avery - Was limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Keenan Burton - Was limited in practice Wednesday and Friday and sat out Thursday's session. Game-time decision.

SAN DIEGO
Bye week

SAN FRANCISCO
RB Frank Gore - Out this week. Rookie Glen Coffee continues to start.

SEATTLE
QB Matt Hasselbeck - Limited in practice this week but expected to start.

TAMPA BAY
RB Derrick Ward - Practiced fully all week and is expected to play.
RB Earnest Graham - Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and was limited Friday. Not expected to play.
WR Antonio Bryant - Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Michael Clayton - Limited in practice Wednesday but participated fully the rest of the week and is expected to play.

TENNESSEE
WR Nate Washington - Practiced fully all week and is expected to play.

WASHINGTON
No injuries of fantasy note.

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