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21 things to know about the Week 4 injury report


I’m back to break down the injury report after Florio pinch-hit for me last week during my daughter’s first night back from the hospital.

Remember, the big injury stories go in the rumor mill.  This post is for all the other smaller fun stuff you may have missed.

1. The Falcons list Roddy White (thigh) as questionable, but they did that most of last year too. He’s expected to play. Backup running back Jason Snelling (concussion) is out, which means more work for rookie Jacquizz Rodgers.

2. Atlanta should be able to break out of their passing funk, especially with safety Kam Chancellor (quad) doubtful to play.

3. The Bengals are as healthy as any team. Linebacker Dontay Moch (foot) is their only player that will miss Sunday’s game.

4. Good news for the Bears: Panthers starting cornerback Chris Gamble is doubtful following a concussion.

5.  Wideout Earl Bennett (chest) and tackle Gabe Carimi (knee) remain out. Safety Chris Harris (hamstring) is listed as questionable, but Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times says Harris will be out a few more weeks.

6. The Broncos list Champ Bailey (hamstring) and DE Elvis Dumervil (shoulder, calf) as questionable.  Dumervil is the safer bet to play.  Knowshon Moreno and D.J. Williams should be back for Denver.

7. The Cowboys list Tony Romo (ribs) and Dez Bryant (thigh) as questionable. We know Romo is playing while Bryant is iffy at best after missing practice Friday.

8. The Lions defense will be without LB Justin Durant (concussion) and rookie first rounder Nick Fairley (foot).

9. The Dolphins could get Vontae Davis (hamstring) back at cornerback. It looks like running back Daniel Thomas (hamstring) will miss the game despite a questionable tag.

10. The Chargers will play without starters Antonio Gates (foot) and Quentin Jammer (hamstring).  Wideouts Vincent Jackson (abdomen) and Malcom Floyd (groin) should play. Running back Ryan Mathews is ready to roll.

11. Chiefs rookie wideout Jonathan Baldwin (thumb) still hasn’t recovered from his preseason injury. Standout corner Brandon Flowers (ankle) looks like a gametime decision.

12.  TE Aaron Hernandez (knee), T Sebastian Vollmer (back), and DE Mike Wright (concussion) are all out for the Patriots again. Albert Haynesworth (back) is among the questionable players, but hasn’t practiced all week. Safety Patrick Chung (hand) may return.

13. The Saints will be without two offensive line starters: C Olin Kreutz (knee) and T Zach Strief (knee).  Marques Colston is expected to return from his collarbone injury.  Jonathan Vilma (questionable, knee) is less certain.

14. Aaron Kampman (knee) remains out for the Jaguars. He hasn’t played all year.

15. Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (hamstring) expressed optimism all week that he’d play.  He’s questionable, but looks likely to suit up.

16. Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham will both line up for the Giants at receiver.  Justin Tuck (neck) and Osi Umenyiora (knee) are less predictable. Osi is the better bet of the two.

17. The Steelers are short two offensive linemen. G Doug Legursky (shoulder) and T Jonathan Scott (ankle) are out.

18. Braylon Edwards (knee) remains out for the 49ers.   Frank Gore (ankle) and Donte Whitner (hip)  should play in some capacity. Gore’s workload could be limited.

19. The Eagles are mostly healthy.  Jeremy Maclin (hamstring) and Michael Vick (hand) are both probable.

20. The Rams list Danny Amendola (elbow) as questionable, but no one expects him to play.

21. Lee Evans (ankle) remains out for the Ravens.  So is rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith.  Torrey Smith will start for Evans.

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19 Responses to “21 things to know about the Week 4 injury report”
  1. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Sep 30, 2011 8:28 PM

    Tom Brady’s haircut will improve his ability to identify opposing cornerbacks.

  2. favreforever says: Sep 30, 2011 8:46 PM

    Welcome back, Wally. How is Mrs. Pipp and the baby Pipp? Or should we call you Walter?

  3. trigzter says: Sep 30, 2011 8:48 PM

    dez bryant is killing me. putting kevin ogletree in my lineup is a huge drop off.

  4. claydefayette says: Sep 30, 2011 9:25 PM

    Antonio Gates may want to just play in a boot for the rest of his career. The guy makes plays even though his foot has been jacked up for going on three years now.

    Hopefully his foot fully heals in his lifetime because no one stops walking during retirement.

  5. theripster30 says: Sep 30, 2011 10:00 PM

    Completely overlooking the champs. Great reporting! Allow me.

    Out: T Bulaga (Knee)
    RB Grant (Kidney)

    Probable: T Clifton (Knee)
    TE Finley (Ankle)

    This is very shotty, young greg. Step it up.

  6. cardmagnet says: Sep 30, 2011 10:02 PM

    Kevin Ogletree should NOT be playing so much. The Cowboys were coming off a near 100 yard game from Jesse Holley, and then roll with Ogletree, who racked up negative 8 yards and a fumble through the first three quarters.

  7. thridandlong says: Sep 30, 2011 10:02 PM

    @ palinforpresidentofnorthkorea

    Cool moniker !

    Who cares about the injury report !

  8. sundog05 says: Sep 30, 2011 10:07 PM

    The 22nd thing to know about the injury report is that it consists mostly of bovine excrement.

  9. forthand26 says: Sep 30, 2011 10:18 PM

    If you have to start Kevin Ogletree, you have problems? You fall asleep during your draft?

  10. staffordsyear says: Sep 30, 2011 11:10 PM

    Mandelbaum! Mandelbaum!…

  11. nannymcsack says: Oct 1, 2011 1:06 AM

    if torreys “near hundred yard game” includes the 77yard td with a blown assignment, id go with blomotrees. especially if his coaches (the people that watch him play every day) feel that way

  12. mjoreill says: Oct 1, 2011 1:34 AM

    22. Arian Foster expected to get a full workload. Key word “expected” not guaranteed.

  13. savannahrose44 says: Oct 1, 2011 1:58 AM

    Atlanta should be able to break out of their passing funk, especially with safety Kam Chancellor (quad) doubtful to play.

    I wouldn’t count on it. Seattle has more talented players on their defense than Kam Chancellor. They may lose the game but they will not make it easy on the Falcons. Atari Bigby is no slouch and has already shown he still has gas in the tank.

  14. wagon151515 says: Oct 1, 2011 2:28 AM

    Espn reported earlier in the day that dez will more than likely be playin on Sunday.

  15. wagon151515 says: Oct 1, 2011 2:30 AM

    This report was supposedly from cowboy sources. Doesn’t sound “iffy at best”.

  16. bengalsbrownbagger says: Oct 1, 2011 8:39 AM


    He said he’s not repeating stuff that already went through the rumor mill. Those injuries were on there yesterday. Keep up if your going to be a d*ck!

    Great stuff as always. I thought Daniel Thomas was playing so I need to pull him from my lineup!

  17. paintan8 says: Oct 1, 2011 8:40 AM

    Any Patriots fan want to tell us all how dominant Haynesworth is going to be?

  18. Derty Ernie says: Oct 1, 2011 10:52 AM

    Green Bays entire first string is out for the Denver game. Now they are only favored by 14. LOL

  19. theripster30 says: Oct 1, 2011 3:55 PM

    bengalsbrownbagger…. actually they weren’t mentioned. I heard absolutely nothing on this website regarding clifton or finley all week. Get ur facts straight before you call me out.

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