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Last-minute injury report, Week 13


Here are the up-to-the-minute updates for Week 13's crucial slate of games.

UPDATE: Steven Jackson is active once again, as expected.


Steven Jackson is questionable for the second straight week; he played last week and rushed for 89 yards and a score. Samkon Gado backs up Jackson and will go if he can't. Marc Bulger remains out for the Rams; Kyle Boller will start for the second straight week. He threw for 272 yards in a 27-17 loss to the Seahawks last week.

Linebacker Lance Briggs and tackle Orlando Pace are both listed as doubtful after not practicing all week. Tight end Desmond Clark, defensive tackle Tommie Harris and cornerback Charles Tillman are all listed as questionable.

UPDATE: DeAngelo Williams is inactive for the Panthers today; get Jonathan Stewart in your lineup now if he wasn't already. Tampa Bay is awful against the run and Stewart could have a fantastic game today.


Cornerback Aqib Talib is listed as questionable and is likely a game-time decision, so make sure he's active before starting him in any individual defensive player leagues. Wide receiver Michael Clayton is out with a knee injury.

Jake Delhomme is out after breaking his finger against the Jets last week. Matt Moore, who has three career starts, will start at quarterback. While Jonathan Stewart is finally listed as probable instead of questionable on the injury report, DeAngelo Williams turned his ankle last Sunday and is listed as questionable. Check Sunday morning before starting him.

UPDATE: Looks like Steve Slaton is officially out this afternoon for the Texans. Chris Brown will start with Ryan Moats backing him up.


Steve Slaton is likely to sit out Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Grab Chris Brown if he's available in your league, as he'll get the start. Ryan Moats may get a few carries as well. Brown rushed for 56 yards and a score last week against the Colts.

Both Maurice Jones-Drew and Mike Sims-Walker are listed as probable on the injury report this week and will play. Cornerback Rashean Mathis is out of Sunday's game with a groin injury.

UPDATE: Broncos safety Brian Dawkins is active this week and is safe to use in IDP leagues.


The Broncos should have everybody available on Sunday with the possible exception of Brian Dawkins, who is listed as questionable. Quarterback Kyle Orton and wideout Eddie Royal are both listed as probable.

The Chiefs' only running back active Sunday should be Jamaal Charles, as Kolby Smith and Dantrell Savage are both out. Smith rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown even though San Diego blew out Kansas City last week.

UPDATE: Michael Turner is inactive today for the Falcons. Jason Snelling will start in his place against the Eagles; Jerious Norwood will also get carries. Wide receiver Michael Jenkins is also out for the Falcons today.

UPDATE: As usual, Roddy White is active. Start him if you have him even with Chris Redman starting at quarterback for the Falcons this week.


Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson suffered a concussion in last week's win over Washington and will miss Sunday's game. Running back Brian Westbrook remains out with post-concussion symptoms as well. LeSean McCoy will continue to start for Westbrook while the Eagles will start rookie Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant at wideout.

Matt Ryan, who injured his toe last week against Tampa Bay, will miss Sunday's game; Chris Redman will start in his place. Running back Michael Turner is listed as questionable, check in the morning to see if he'll play. Jerious Norwood and Jason Snelling will get carries if Turner can't go. Wide receiver Roddy White is also listed as questionable but is likely to play, as usual.

UPDATE: The Titans' Justin Gage is inactive; Kenny Britt is a good second- or third-wide receiver this week.

UPDATE: Defensive end Dwight Freeney is active for the Colts this week. You can put him in your starting lineup.


Tennessee has a couple of players listed as questionable, Justin Gage being the most notable. Rookie Kenny Britt caught seven passes for 128 yards and the winning touchdown last week as Gage's replacement; he could be a good third-receiver option even if Gage plays. Defensive tackle Jason Jones is out and linebacker Colin Allred is listed as doubtful.

The Colts continue to produce a long injury report, with wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez, running back Donald Brown, kicker Adam Vinatieri, defensive end Keyunta Dawson and cornerback Aaron Francisco all still out. Defensive end Dwight Freeney is once again listed as questionable, while Joseph Addai, Peyton Manning, defensive end Robert Mathis and wide receiver Reggie Wayne are all listed as probable.

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UPDATE: Albert Haynesworth is active today for the Redskins and is safe to use in IDP leagues.

UPDATE: Reggie Bush should be active today for the Saints. He's a good option in points-per-reception leagues as a flex play.

UPDATE:John Carney is expected to miss today's game and Garrett Hartleywill kick for the first time this season. Get Carney out of your lineup and replace him with Hartley if you have him; whoever kicks for the Saints is a good option.


Reggie Bush should return for the Saints this week; since he was inactive at the last minute Monday night, check to see if he can go Sunday morning. Wide receiver Lance Moore is still out, which means Robert Meachem and Devery Henderson are still both good third-wideout options.

Clinton Portiswill miss his fourth straight game Sunday; Rock Cartwright gets the start in his place for the second straight week. Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth should return after missing two straight games, while cornerback DeAngelo Hall will probably be inactive for the second straight week.

UPDATE: Ben Roethlisberger will start for Pittsburgh after missing last week and can be placed in your starting lineup. Dennis Dixon will back him up.


For the Raiders, wide receiver Nick Miller is out and defensive end Greg Ellis is listed as doubtful.

Ben Roethlisberger should return Sunday against the Raiders; he missed last week's game after suffering a concussion the previous week. On the defensive side, safety Troy Polamalu is still out while defensive end Travis Kirschke is listed as doubtful.

UPDATE: Cedric Benson is active today for Cincinnati. Bernard Scott is inactive; Larry Johnson will back up Benson at running back.

UPDATE: Calvin Johnson is active today and will start at wide receiver for the Lions.


The Lions could be missing linebacker Ernie Sims on the defensive side (he's listed as doubtful), but should have both Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson on the field against the Bengals. They've both had extra time to heal since the Lions played on Thanksgiving last week.

Bengals running back Cedric Bensonis slated to return from injury Sunday and feast on the Lions' defense, while backup Bernard Scott is listed as doubtful. Benson has missed the last two weeks with a hip injury; just check to make sure he's active on Sunday morning.

UPDATE: Fred Taylor improved to "doubtful" this week but is inactive today for the Patriots; Lawrence Maroney will continue to start. Wide receiver Julian Edelman is inactive again this week for the Patriots; Sam Aiken will be the third wideout.


No jokes about the New England injury report this week, just a list of all the notable players listed as questionable. Deep breath: linebackers Eric Alexander, Rob Nonkovich, Pierre Woods and Tully Banta-Cain, defensive ends Jarvis Green and Ty Warren, tackles Nick Kaczur and Matt Light, tight end Chris Baker, running back Sammy Morris, wide receiver Julian Edelman. Tom Brady is listed and probable with a right shoulder injury but is good to go. Check Sunday morning before using any Patriots players in IDP leagues.

Miami linebacker Joey Porter is listed as questionable for Sunday's game but should be good to go. Ricky Williams is on the injury report with a chest injury but is listed as probable.

The Chargers could be without a couple defensive stalwarts this season for the game against the Browns Sunday afternoon. Safety Eric Weddle is out, while linebacker Shawne Merriman and end Luis Castillo are listed as doubtful. Center Nick Hardwick is also listed as doubtful. None of this should slow down San Diego much. After all, they're playing the Browns.

The Browns have only scored more than seven points in a game once since mid-November, and that was against the Lions. Things get worse: Jamal Lewisis out for the year after an MRI showed brain abnormalities, from a concussion last week against the Bengals. He's retiring at season's end, so being placed on IR effectively ends his career. Chris Jennings will start Sunday with Jerome Harrison backing him up. The Browns are really banged up on defense, also, as tackle Shaun Rodgers and safety Brodney Pool were also placed on inured reserve. Cornerback Eric Wright pulled a hamstring in practice this week and is listed as questionable. Upgrade everyone on San Diego against an already awful Browns defense.

The Cowboys are almost perfectly healthy on the offensive side right now; only tackle Marc Colombo is out for Sunday's game. (Tony Romo is also on the injury list and is listed as probable; he'll play.) On the defensive side, safety Ken Hamlin is out. DeMarcus Ware has a broken wrist but will play.

Ahmad Bradshaw will return to the lineup Sunday, and will be backing up Brandon Jacobs. His replacement, Danny Ware, is out after getting a concussion. On the defensive side, Osi Umenyiora has apparently been demoted to second-string.

The 49ers are pretty healthy on the offensive side, though they will be missing tackle Joe Staley. Defensive tackle Kentwan Balmer is also out, while wide receiver Isaac Bruce and linebacker Takeo Spikes are listed as questionable.

Picked up Justin Forsett off waivers and rode him to a late-season surge? He injured his quadriceps in practice on Friday and is listed as questionable. "I don't see it keeping me out," he said, but normal starter Julius Jones will return to action Sunday after missing the last two games. Jones should start, but Forsett will still get action. If you're stuck, you can probably continue to attempt to ride Forsett.

The Vikings have three guys who are 50/50: Cornerback Antoine Winfield, linebacker Visanthe Shiancoe and running back Chester Taylor are all isted as questionable. All of the Vikings' major players on the injury list -- wide receiver Bernard Berrian, Adrian Peterson -- are listed as probable.

Kurt Warner split time at quarterback with Matt Leinart this week in practice. He's hopeful for Sunday night and has been medically cleared to return to action. Tight end Stephen Spach is listed as doubtful while linebacker Karlos Dansby, running back Tim Hightower, kicker Neil Rackers and defensive end Kenny Iwebema are all listed as questionable.

The Ravens have a few defensive players listed as doubtful: Linebacker Terrell Suggs and safeties Ed Reed and K.J. Gerard. Linebacker Ray Lewis is listed as questionable.

The Packers have a long injury report but almost everyone's probable. Tackles Chad Clifton and Allen Barbre, running backs Ryan Grant and Ahman Green, cornerback Charles Woodson and linebacker Brandon Chillar are all likely to play. Linebacker Aaron Kampman will miss Monday night's game.