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Carolina’s Steve Smith, Kenny Britt will play this week

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It was a big day for big playmakers around the league who are on the mend.

In Carolina, the Panthers announced that Steve Smith will be available for the team’s third preseason game. He returned to practice last week after cutting the webbing between two fingers early in training camp.

“It will be fun,” Smith said of his return via Panthers.com. “Today was probably our best practice. We were going on all cylinders.”

In Tennessee, wideout Kenny Britt has slowly been working back into the mix after missing the start of camp with a hamstring injury.  He will be available to play this week for the first time this year, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.

The league still hasn’t said whether Britt will be suspended to start the year, although Britt has that expectation.

Finally in Oakland, the Raiders got some good injury news with the return of Jacoby Ford to practice.

The second-year player remains a starter despite breaking his hand three weeks ago. He figures to start opposite Darrius Heyward-Bey on opening day.  Rookie Denarius Moore, who seems like this year’s version of Ford, has also earned playing time.

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2 Responses to “Carolina’s Steve Smith, Kenny Britt will play this week”
  1. raider23mike says: Aug 22, 2011 6:29 PM

    CAN’T BE!!! The Raiders WRs are suppose to be good only at Running not Catching.. Jacoby Ford and Moore have taken that away..

    Don’t sweat it! McFadden alone can beat the Broncos at Mile High again. What was it 5Tds by DMac and 59pts later by 3QT ?

    Not Worried about Week 1 in Denver.. Raiders haven’t lost there since what 2008

  2. radrntn says: Aug 22, 2011 6:45 PM

    it will be nice to get ford, murphy, schliens, mcfadden, and boss all healthy all at one time.

    In the meantime the rookies like denarius, tawain, and ausberry need to step up and seize the opportunity until they get healthy. Right now it’s all about being one of the 53

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