Last-minute injury report: Week 7

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UPDATE: Downgrade the Packers' running game, astackle Chad Clifton is out.

UPDATE: Browns backup tight end Robert Royal is also out this week with the flu.

UPDATE: Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is out today; look for James Jones to get more looks in his absence.

UPDATE: For Cleveland, kicker Phil Dawson and tight end Steve Heiden are out.


The Packers' two big guns, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Greg Jennings, are both listed as probable on the injury report. Rodgers participated fully in practice on Friday while Jennings was limited; check back on Sunday to make sure, but they're both almost certain to play. On the offensive side, backup wide receiver Jordy Nelson and backup running back DeShawn Wynn are out, while tackle Chad Clifton is doubtful and unlikely to play, hampering the Pack's running game.

Cleveland has been bothered by a flu bug; the Browns have 23 players on their injury report this week, including 11 with the illness. To make matters worse, starting cornerback Eric Wright was hurt in a car accident coming back from a Jay-Z concert Friday morning; he's listed as doubtful with a shoulder injury. Kick returner/wide receiver/Wildcat QB Josh Cribbs is listed as questionable but is expected to play. Tight end Steve Heiden is doubtful.

UPDATE: 49ers wideout Michael Crabtree is active and will make his NFL debut today. He's a risky play.

UPDATE: 49ers running back Frank Gore is officially active today. Get him back in your lineup if you have him!


Frank Gore owners, rejoice! He's slated to come back from his ankle injury this week and will start at running back. Also starting this week: Rookie wide receiver Michael Crabtree, though he's a risky play since there's no idea how he'll produce in his first game.

The defense is a little banged up, with safety Nick Ferguson out and linebacker Jamie Winborn (doubtful), defensive end Mario Williams (questionable) and linebacker DeMeco Ryans (probable) all listed on the injury report. Kicker Kris Brown is also on the injury report with a right ankle injury, but he's listed as probable.

UPDATE: Chiefs wide receiver Bobby Engram is inactive. Upgrade Bobby Wade and Mark Bradley.


The Chargers have been bitten by the flu bug as well, with several players on the injury report due to illness, including LaDanian Tomlinson. He's expected to play, however. Further hampering the Chargers run game, though, is an ankle injury to center Nick Hardwick, who is out. On the defensive side, starting cornerback Antonio Cromartie twisted his knee in Thursday's practice and will probably be replaced by Antoine Cason.

The Chiefs are incredibly healthy, which shows that health doesn't mean success in the National Football League. Here's their injury report, in full: Tackle Branden Albert (questionable), tackle Ryan O'Callaghan, safety Jarrad Page and guard Brian Waters (all probable).

UPDATE: Troy Polamalu is officially active today for the Steelers. He's safe to use in IDP leagues.

UPDATE; Wide receiver Percy Harvinwill play today for the Vikings.

UPDATE: Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfieldwon't play in today's game. Upgrade the Steelers' wide receivers as a result; Hines Ward is probably already a starter in every fantasy league, but Santonio Holmes and Mike Wallace are also good plays this week.


Adrian Peterson is listed as probable with an ankle injury and will play. Also on the offensive side, rookie wide receiver Percy Harvin is listed as questionable with a hurt left shoulder and will be a game-time decision. Check back here before putting him in your starting lineup. On the defensive side, cornerback Antoine Winfield is listed as doubtful after missing practice all week with a foot injury.

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhallpracticed fully on Friday and will start today against the Vikings. He's listed as probable. Also probable is Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, who had an interception in his return to the field last week and might play with a brace on in today's game. He says he's ready to play.

UPDATE: Wide receiver Donnie Avery is active this week for the Rams after injuring his hip last week.

UPDATE: Safety Bob Sanders is active and will start for the first time all season for the Colts. He's safe to use in IDP leagues.


Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri will be out four to eight weeks after undergoing knee surgery; Indianapolis has signed former Ravens kicker Matt Stover to replace him. While wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez -- who hasn't played since the opening week -- is still out, safety Bob Sanders will make his first appearance this season today and is safe to use in IDP leagues. Cornerback Marlin Jackson is out with a knee injury.

For the Rams, Wide receiver Donnie Avery is listed as probable with a hip injury; also listed as probable are safety James Butler and guard Richie Incognito. Cornerback Justin King and defensive end James Hall are both questionable with groin injuries.

UPDATE: As expected, Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Bryant is active.


The Patriots are missing a number of key players in Sunday's game: Tackle Matt Light, running back Sammy Morris and wide receiver Julian Edelman are all out with injuries. As usual, a bunch of key Patriots' players (quarterback Tom Brady, wide receiver Randy Moss, safety Brandon Meriweather) are on the injury report and listed as probable; they'll all play.

Buccaneers wide receiver Michael Clayton is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. On the defensive side, linebacker Barrett Ruud, tackles Chris Hovan and Ryan Sims and cornerback Aqib Talib are all listed as probable.

Bills quarterback Trent Edwards is out with lingering effects from a concussion he suffered last week; Harvard alum Ryan Fitzpatrick will start in his place. On the defensive side, defensive tackle Kyle Williams is listed as questionable and cornerback Terrence McGee is listed as probable.

Running back Jonathan Stewart is listed as questionable but practiced fully on Thursday and Friday and is likely to play against the Bills' weak run defense. Linebackers Na'il Diggs and Thomas Davis are both listed as questionable.

Starting wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is out for the second straight week with a hamstring injury; expect more looks for ex-Browns wideout Braylon Edwards and David Clowney as a result. Wide receiver Brad Smith is also out of today's game. On the defensive side, cornerback Lito Sheppard is out once again, while cornerback Donald Strickland is listed as questionable.

Though cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha went out with an eye injury early in last week's upset win over the Eagles, he's listed as probable and likely to play in today's game against the Jets. On the offensive side, running back Darren McFadden is out once again; Michael Bush and Justin Fargas will get the reps in his place. Tackle Robert Gallery is out once again this week.

UPDATE: Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harrisis out of today's game against the Bengals. Good news for Cedric Benson owners.


The Bears are relatively healthy on the offensive side, with only backup running back Adrian Peterson (the other one) listed on the injury report (doubtful). On the defensive side, linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa's knee injury has him out for this week and possibly the season. Defensive tackle Tommie Harris is also listed as doubtful, while linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer is listed as probable.

For the Bengals, wide receiver Chris Henry is listed as questionable while Chad Ochocinco (new iPhone app and all) is listed as probable. They're a little more banged up on the defensive side, with defensive end Antwan Odom out for the season; however, tackles Domata Peko and Tank Johnson should both play, as should end Frostee Rucker. They're all listed as probable.

The Falcons' struggling running game might be missing fullback Ovie Mughelli again this week; Michael Turner is also listed as probable on the injury report, though he'll play. On the defensive side, safety Antoine Harris is out.

The Cowboys are expected to get both wide receiver Roy Williams and running back Felix Jones back from injury this week against the Falcons. Though Marion Barber will start at running back, Jones is expected to be at full speed. The same can't be said for Williams, who coach Wade Phillips said he's "worried about" on Friday.

The Saints' running backs are all off their injury report this week, making both Pierre Thomas or Mike Bell possible plays today. Tight end Jeremy Shockey is listed as probable with a shoulder injury. On the defensive side, linebacker Scott Fujita and cornerback Malcolm Jenkins are both listed as questionable.

Miami has no one listed on its injury report. Really!

Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin is listed as questionable with a sprained right ankle. He's a game time decision. With the Sunday night start time, Boldin will be hard to keep in your lineup. He did practice in a limited capacity on Friday. Tight end Stephen Spach is out with an ankle injury; Anthony Becht will start in his place. Backup running back Beanie Wells is listed as questionable with a hip injury.

The Giants are a little banged up on the defensive side: Linebacker Michael Boley, tackle Chris Canty and cornerback Aaron Ross are all out, while linebacker Antonio Pierce is questionable. On the offensive side, quarterback Eli Manning, wide receiver Mario Manningham and running back Ahmad Bradshaw are all probable.

The Eagles announced this week linebacker Omar Gaither will miss the rest of the season with a Lisfranc injury; new acquisition Will Witherspoon, acquired from the St. Louis Rams last week, will get significant playing time tomorrow. Wide receiver Kevin Curtis is also out of the Monday Night Football game and might be done for the season.

Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth and running back Clinton Portis are both listed on the Redskins' injury report but are both expected to play Monday night.