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17 things to know about the Week 17 injury report

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We handle the biggest injury news throughout the day in the Rumor Mill.

The rest goes right here, in the weekly injury report segment designed to freak you out.

1. The big names we’ve already covered Friday: Tom Brady, Logan Mankins, Osi Umenyiora, Aaron Rodgers, Charles Woodson, Reggie Bush, LeSean McCoy, and Colt McCoy.  (Note: The McCoys are not related.)

2. Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin was upgraded to doubtful with a knee injury after running on Friday. Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda (chest) is also doubtful. That’s a big loss for Baltimore.

3. The Bengals’ biggest injury concern is defensive end Carlos Dunlap. He’s questionable with a hamstring injury. He did practice all week in a limited fashion.

4. The Titans are healthy for their game against Houston. Defensive end Jason Jones is the only Titan not expected to play.

5.  San Diego receiver Vincent Jackson is probable despite missing practice most of the week with a groin injury. Running back Ryan Mathews (calf) is a gametime decision.

6. The Broncos are expected to play without safety Brian Dawkins. He’s doubtful with a neck injury.

7. Rams quarterbacks Sam Bradford (ankle) and A.J. Feeley (thumb) are both doubtful to play in the season finale. Kellen Clemens will wrap up the season at quarterback for the Rams.

8. The Bears list Brian Urlacher (knee) as questionable, but he’s expected to play Sunday. Marion Barber (calf) is doubtful.

9. Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (achilles) will be a gametime decision against the Seahawks.  Kevin Kolb (concussion) is listed as questionable, but he’s not expected to be active Sunday.

10. The Chiefs will head into Denver without running back Jackie Battle, who has been ruled out with a foot injury.

11. The Panthers will be without their best defensive player. Defensive end Charles Johnson (back) is doubtful. He finishes with nine sacks on the year.

12. New Orleans will be without running back Mark Ingram (toe) and wideout Lance Moore (hamstring). It’s looking like Ingram won’t be back for the playoffs. Jonathan Vilma (knee) and Malcolm Jenkins (neck) are questionable. They should play after being limited in practice.

13. Dallas Clark is officially questionable with a neck injury. He should play in what could be his final game as a Colt. Oh, and Peyton Manning (neck) is officially listed as out for the 16th straight week.

14. Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) is officially probable. He’s fully expected to start, although he may not play the whole game against the Browns. Center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) is also probable.  LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) is doubtful.

15. The Raiders are likely to get wideout Jacoby Ford (foot) and safety Michael Huff (hamstring) back this week. They are both questionable, but practiced all week. Darren McFadden (foot) is out again.

16. The 49ers should have Patrick Willis (hamstring) available if they want to use him. He’s questionable, but has practiced during the week.

17. The Redskins should get running back Roy Helu (toe, knee) back in the mix. He’s questionable.

Thanks for reading all year if you made it this far. Now say hello to your families.

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13 Responses to “17 things to know about the Week 17 injury report”
  1. patriotsadw says: Dec 30, 2011 7:15 PM

    Boldin fell down some steps and his jaw fell off…

  2. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Dec 30, 2011 7:19 PM

    15 about the Raiders. They should also have RB Taiwan Jones back. He brings much need speed to the backfield without McFadden. To bad though our D.C Bresnahan isn’t out injured….

    D. Moore & J. Ford are going to torch SD in Norvel’s final game…..

  3. ahs2 says: Dec 30, 2011 7:26 PM

    …and Calvin Johnson?…kind of an important guy!

  4. halftermguv says: Dec 30, 2011 7:34 PM

    Words to describe Ben Roethlisberger playing in the Cleveland game while still recovering from a high ankle sprain with the possibility of reinjury.

    Stupid, moronic, short-sighted, idiotic, juvenile, etc.

  5. nickfairley15ydpf says: Dec 30, 2011 7:51 PM

    yea wasup with Calvin Johnson? i made a preseason bet at +1000 he wins receiving yards title and hes like 40 yds or something behind Welker…wasup with Welker too? thumbs up if Calvin passes him, thumbs down if Welker takes it

  6. 4512dawg4512 says: Dec 30, 2011 8:05 PM

    What does it matter? Romo already screwed me out of my fantasy football championship last week.

  7. wydok says: Dec 30, 2011 8:07 PM

    Actually, LeSean McCoy and Colt McCoy are 13th cousins four times removed. 😉 j/k

  8. korikill says: Dec 30, 2011 8:10 PM

    That ‘freak you out’ GIF freaked me out!

  9. emmac13 says: Dec 30, 2011 8:37 PM

    Does Colt McCoy realize it is week 17? Art Model must have put a bounty on the Browns. James Harrison is a single man wrecking crew. When are the Browns going to get somebody like him. Every team needs a bad @ss of the Defense.

  10. caseyanthonymunoz says: Dec 31, 2011 12:13 AM

    Ben has a GRADE ONE ankle sprain (the mildest kind). Brady is banged up, Rodgers is banged up, Brees played on bum knees last year, yet none of those guys cry and act like drama queens. Ben loves to embellish those injuries. He’s embarrassing and quite the pansy.

  11. moolah954 says: Dec 31, 2011 12:20 AM


    As long as there are sports franchises in the city of Cleveland there will never be success get used to it if your not already

  12. Ricardo Grande says: Dec 31, 2011 11:19 AM

    Say what you want to about the Cleveland Browns, but the plain truth is the Steelers usually come away from these games hurting. Today won’t be any different. If Tomblin was smart, he’d keep Ben on the bench…

    Personally, I will enjoy his pain.

  13. antibenapalooza says: Dec 31, 2011 7:27 PM

    If Pig Ben Rottenberger does get to play, I’d like the Browns to target that ankle for a career ending injury. Wake up, Pittsburgh, get this scumbag off of the team!

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