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Week 6 actives/inactives: Tom Brady a go, Lions hit hard by injuries

Some big names landed on NFL injury reports this week. We're tracking who will play and who will be forced to sit in Week 6:


Tom Brady, QB, Patriots (ankle): Brady landed on the Patriots' injury report at the tail end of the week with an ankle issue, reportedly suffered when he stepped on the foot of an offensive lineman during practice. There was little doubt that he would suit up Sunday, especially with New England facing an important AFC East clash for first place in Buffalo.

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Knowshon Moreno, RB, Dolphins (elbow): A little less than a month after dislocating his elbow, Moreno will rejoin the Dolphins' offense. There he is expected to split carries with Lamar Miller, who took over the No. 1 running back duties in Moreno's stead.

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Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins (hamstring): The promising young tight end will make his second appearance of 2014, his first since suffering that hamstring injury back in Week 1. Reed caught 45 passes in just nine games last season, so having him back in the lineup ought to help QB Kirk Cousins.

Mike Evans (groin) and Vincent Jackson (ribs), WRs, BuccaneersThe top two options in Tampa Bay's passing attack will be on the field Sunday vs. Baltimore. Both Evans and Jackson were tabbed as questionable headed into the weekend. 

Fred Jackson, RB, Bills (ankle): Jackson has been running the football well of late, including in a Week 5 win over Detroit in which he suffered a minor ankle injury. He may not be 100 percent Sunday against the Patriots, but Jackson should see close to his usual workload. 


A.J. Green, WR, Bengals (foot): The Bengals are crossing their fingers that Green will miss limited time -- they hope to have him back as early as Week 7. They'll have to find a way past Carolina this Sunday without their leading receiver. 

"It's day-to-day is what I was told today, which is a good thing," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said of Green on Friday. "He's feeling good. It's positive."

Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions (ankle): Detroit will play it safe in Week 6 with its superstar receiver, after Johnson labored through two straight weeks mostly serving as a decoy in the Lions' offense. His absence again will push Golden Tate into a more prominent role and may increase the number of looks each of Detroit's tight ends receives in Minnesota.

Reggie Bush, RB, Lions (ankle): Another critical injury hit for Detroit -- and fantasy football players. Bush exited last week's loss to Buffalo early and seemed a long shot to play Sunday. The Lions will get fellow RB Joique Bell back from a concussion.

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Jake Locker, QB, Titans (hand): It will be Charlie Whitehurst under center for the Titans in Week 6. Locker left last week's game after injuring his hand and was unable to recover enough in the days since to get the nod vs. Jacksonville.

Mike Williams, WR, BillsOff to a disappointing start with just eight catches in five games, Williams announced his own inactive status via Twitter Sunday morning. Williams did make an 80-yard TD grab back in Week 4 but hauled in two passes for a measly eight yards in last week's victory over the Lions.

Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers (knee): Make it three straight games out of the lineup for Stewart, who initially was expected to return this week. The wait will continue for a banged-up Carolina backfield.