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15 things to know about the Week 17 injury report

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2011 is almost here and the NFL’s regular season is almost over.   So for one last time, here’s our look at what you may have missed from this week’s injury report.  The big stuff, as always, is in the rumor mill.

Have a happy, healthy New Year everyone.  Thanks for spending time with us at PFT in 2010.

1. Joey Porter’s disappointing one-year run in Arizona will end on the sideline.  He’s doubtful with a tricep injury.

2. Some big name Jets defenders are questionable.  Don’t be surprised if Rex Ryan rests some or most of the following: cornerback Antonio Cromartie (groin),  defensive end Shaun Ellis (back),  defensive tackle Sione Pouha (back),  defensive end Trevor Pryce (hip), and cornerback Darrelle Revis (hamstring).

3. Panthers wideout Steve Smith (calf) is suddenly questionable after missing practice Friday.

4. The Bears only list one player as injured — wideout Earl BennettSo if they sit players, it will just be because the team is playing it safe.

5. Chad Ochocinco (ankle) is officially out for the Bengals in what could be his final days with the team.  Tight end Jermaine Gresham (knee) is doubtful.

6. Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna (abdomen) is questionable, but didn’t practice all week.  He looks unlikely to play.

7. The Eagles likely previewed the players they will sit by listing them as questionable:  DeSean Jackson (foot), Winston Justice (knee), Trevor Laws (shoulder, chest),  Asante Samuel (knee), and Michael Vick (quad) are all questionable.

8. The Dolphins will be without starting linebacker Karlos Dansby (toe) and tight end Anthony Fasano (knee).

9. Patriots rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez is questionable after missing practice all week.  He looks very unlikely to play.

10. Lions wideout Calvin Johnson (ankle) is questionable, but he didn’t practice all week at all.

11. The Giants ruled wideout Hakeem Nicks and center Shaun O’Hara out, as expected.  Cornerback Corey Webster is questionable, but didn’t practice all week.

12. Raiders running back Darren McFadden (toe) says he wants to play.  He’s officially a game-time decision and didn’t practice all week.

13. Browns running back Peyton Hillis‘ status is in serious doubt after he missed practice all week because of his ribs injury.  He didn’t practice all week and is questionable to face the Steelers.

14. The Broncos are banged up.  Cornerback Champ Bailey didn’t practice all week and is questionable.  Safety Brian Dawkins (knee), linebacker Mario Haggan (quadricep), running back Knowshon Moreno (ribs), and Eddie Royal (groin) are also questionable but practiced some this week.

15. Saints pass catchers Marques Colston, Jeremy Shockey, and David Thomas didn’t practice all week.  They are all questionable, but look unlikely to play.

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11 Responses to “15 things to know about the Week 17 injury report”
  1. Gene Simmons Tongue says: Dec 31, 2010 7:41 PM

    Regarding the Bronco’s: There is no doubt that a losing team will miss those starters. Why should B’Dawk and Bailey play for a losing team. Why dosen’t anyone call out players for missing games when the season is lost? Pansies, the lot of them, not just on the Bronco’s. Same thing goes when teams are losing games. Why do some players feign injuries when they are losing?

  2. dolphinatic says: Dec 31, 2010 7:47 PM

    OMG WTF no Fasano or Dansby… there goes the season, oh wait a sec, its over already… NOOOOOOO!

  3. heeeeelzfan says: Dec 31, 2010 8:50 PM

    Regarding #2 (Jets): They’ll be lined up on the sidelines. You can bet on that! ClassLESS.

  4. geezohman says: Dec 31, 2010 8:56 PM

    all good info in one place and easy to find and read.

    Makes it easy to picking the team to win in our ‘unofficial’ but highly sought after… MR. NFL. (football pool).

    The winner the last two years pulling it out in week 17: Michael Romano, but his Dad is tied with him this year and will study everything Saturday and Sunday in order to retrieve the crown title stolen from him each of the last two years !

    Great fun… The NFL better play next year

  5. goldsteel says: Dec 31, 2010 9:17 PM

    And a Happy New Year to the entire staff at PFT!!

  6. Darth Goodell says: Dec 31, 2010 9:28 PM

    What happens if Ochocinco goes to another team and #85 isn’t available? Will he legally change his name to Ocho-Ocho or something?

  7. obsession55 says: Dec 31, 2010 11:25 PM

    …and they want to extent the season to 18 games. Brilliant

  8. smarterthana5thgrader says: Jan 1, 2011 6:53 AM

    happy new years… week 17 is nothing to much team unfortunately…

  9. brasho says: Jan 1, 2011 8:14 AM

    I just heard that Pierre Thomas retweaked his ankle yesterday and it looks very doubtful for him to play in what most likely will be a meaningless game tomorrow against Tampa.

  10. bobbyhoying says: Jan 1, 2011 8:56 AM

    It doesn’t matter whom the Eagles rest. Andy Reid has taken a rebuilt team farther than they should have gone. The secondary is a mess and won’t survive Drew Brees or Aaron Rogers unless Vick scores six TD’s.

  11. nanamercedes says: Jan 1, 2011 8:18 PM

    Aaron Rodgers better bring it on cause the BEARS gonna bear down on him!!!!!

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