Here are some key injury updates Chad Pennington (MIA): Pennington (shoulder) could be done for the year. QB Chad Henne will likely take over, and could be a decent QB2 against favorable matchups. But I would wait and see what he does.
QB Marc Bulger (STL): Bulger (shoulder) could miss some time. If he is out, QB Kyle Boller will start in his place. Boller actually looked alright against GB.
RB Brian Westbrook (PHI): Westbrook (ankle) missed this week game with an ankle injury, and it is not clear when he will be back. Go get RB LeSean McCoy now.
RB Marion Barber (DAL): Barber (thigh) is inactive for the game tonight against CAR. Watch to see how DAL uses RB Felix Jones and RB Tashard Choice tonight, because Barber could miss another game or two. Jamal Lewis (CLE): Lewis was out this week. RB James Harrison got most of the carries in his absence, with RB James Davis getting some touches, as well. But neither really did much. And I would probably avoid any CLE players for the time being, given their woes on offense.
RB Willie Parker (PIT): Parker (toe) is dealing with a minor case of turf toe, which is a notoriously annoying injury. If Parker misses any time, RB Rashard Mendenhall would get the start. Although he has not looked good and the PIT OL is marginal.
WR Wes Welker (NE): Welker missed his second game in a row. WR Julian Edelman played in his place but did not have another Welkeresque outing. Edelman could be worth a roster spot, though, if Welker misses any more time.
WR Laurent Robinson (STL): Robinson (ankle) Warren Moon Jersey is likely done for the year after breaking his lower leg. Which is too bad. He was having a great start to the season. I expect WR Keenan Burton to get some extra looks with Robinson out.
WR Chris Henry (CIN): Henry (thigh) has been battling a leg injury all year, which could explain why he has yet to explode onto the scene like I expected/predicted. Or maybe he is just not going to explode. Either way, while he is slowed by injury, WR Andre Caldwell seems to be getting some extra looks.
So, it finally here. Week 1 of the NFL season. Which means it is time to stop bragging about how sweet your team is and try to figure out how to win your week 1 matchup. Hopefully you are not dealing with any injured players, but just in case you are, here is a rundown of who is injured and whether you can expect them to play.
QB Kurt Warner (ARI): Warner (hip) is old and has a crazy wife, but he will play in week 1.
QB Carson Palmer (CIN): Palmer (ankle) will play in week 1.
QB Kyle Orton (DEN): Orton (finger) is expected to start in week 1.
QB Matt Cassel (KC): Cassel (knee) status for week 1 is still unclear.
QB Matt Schaub (HOU): Schaub (ankle) will be in the lineup in week 1.
RB Maurice JonesDrew (JAX): MJD (shin) has missed practice and his status for week 1 is unclear. But until we hear otherwise, I think he will be in the lineup. His touches may be limited though. So expect rookie RB Rashad Jennings and RB/FB Greg Jones to get some extra work. Also, rookie RB Mike Goodson could get some extra work.
RB Brian Westbrook (PHI): Westbrook (knee, ankle) had 2 offseason surgeries, but is expected to be in the lineup in week 1.
RB Pierre Thomas (NO): Thomas (knee) status for week 1 is in doubt. Grab RB Mike Bell if he is available in your league. He should do well against DET.
RB Clinton Portis (WAS): Portis (ribs) is back at practice and will start at RB in week 1.
RB Reggie Bush (NO): Bush (knee) should play in week 1, but he is not 100%.
RB Knowshon Moreno (DEN): Moreno (knee) is on schedule to play in week 1. Earl Campbell Throwback Jersey But I do not expect him to get a full load quite yet.
RB Beanie Wells (ARI): Wells (ankle) seems to be fullyrecoverd from his ankle injury, but RB Tim Hightower is the starter as of now.
RB Marshawn Lynch (BUF): Lynch (suspension) will miss the first 3 games. RB Fred Jackson should see Bruce Matthews Jersey a majority of the touches in his absence.
RB Fred Jackson (BUF): Jackson (wrist) should be ready to go. RB Xavier Omon would get some touches if Jackson is not 100% healthy.
WR www.titansofficialnflshop.com/Black+Bruce+Matthews+Jersey Greg Jennings (GB): Jennings (concussion) is ready to go in week 1.
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