We cover all of the biggest injury stories throughout the week and on Friday, but feel free to use this as a one-stop shop to catch up on those posts and any other names worth mentioning that we’ll throw in here every Friday.
Cardinals at Vikings
Quarterback Kevin Kolb is out for the Cardinals, pushing John Skelton back into the starting spot. Safety Kerry Rhodes is also out, while cornerback Greg Toler and Anthony Sherman are both doubtful. Safety Mistral Raymond is out for Minnesota, but running back Adrian Peterson and wide receiver Jerome Simpson are both probable. That should make Simpson (and his agent) quite happy after missing out on part of a paycheck last week.
Ravens at Texans
The Ravens listed defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and cornerback Jimmy Smith, slated to help fill in for injured Lardarius Webb, as questionable for Sunday. Texans cornerback Jonathan Joseph will be a game-time decision, but it looks like he will play. Running back Ben Tate is probable for the matchup with a Ravens run defense that’s been plenty forgiving of late.
Browns at Colts
The Browns have ruled out linebacker Scott Fujita and guard Jason Pinkston will miss the game as he continues to battle a blood clot in his lung. Running back Trent Richardson is questionable, but expected to play with a flak jacket to protect his ribs. Wide receivers Travis Benjamin and Mohamed Massaquoi are questionable as well. The Colts will be short in the front seven after ruling out linebacker Robert Mathis, defensive end Cory Redding and defensive tackles Fili Moala and Martin Tevaseu. Running back Donald Brown and cornerback Darius Butler will also miss the game.
Cowboys at Panthers
Running back DeMarco Murray has been ruled out with the foot injury suffered last week and wide receiver Dez Bryant is listed as questionable after missing practice on Friday. Linebacker Anthony Spencer could return for Dallas after picking up a questionable designation as well. Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble is out and linebacker Jon Beason is doubtful in what could wind up being a double dose of bad news for the Carolina defense.
Packers at Rams
Wide receiver Greg Jennings, defensive tackle B.J. Raji, cornerback Sam Shields and linebacker Nick Perry have all been ruled out for Green Bay. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and tight end Jermichael Finley are both probable. The Rams continue to be without wide receiver Danny Amendola, linebacker Mario Haggan and tackle Rodger Saffold. They are pretty healthy otherwise.
Jaguars at Raiders
The Jaguars won’t have wide receiver Laurent Robinson again this week because of a concussion. Linebacker Daryl Smith and safety Dwight Lowery are also out for Jacksonville. Oakland won’t have tackle Khalif Barnes, cornerback Shawntae Spencer and tight end Richard Gordon. Guard Mike Brisiel is probable after recovering from a concussion suffered before the bye.
Saints at Buccaneers
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is questionable with the ankle sprain that we’ve been watching all week. We probably won’t know his status until Sunday, although he did get in a limited practice on Friday. New Orleans won’t have linebacker David Hawthorne. The Bucs list only two players and both of them — wide receiver Vincent Jackson and guard Carl Nicks — are probable.
Jets at Patriots
The Jets have listed Bilal Powell as doubtful and Joe McKnight as questionable. If they are both down, we may see Tim Tebow at running back. Defensive tackles Kenrick Ellis and Sione Pouha seem destined to miss another game (Ellis certainly will) after both wound up as doubtful. Center Nick Mangold is questionable, but expected to play. The Patriots ruled out running back Brandon Bolden, safety Steve Gregory and linebacker Tracy White. As always, they have a buffet’s worth of questionable selections, including tight end Aaron Hernandez and guard Logan Mankins after a week of varied levels of practice. Tight end Rob Gronkowski, wide receiver Wes Welker and safety Patrick Chung are some of the other names.
Titans at Bills
It’s another week on the sideline for quarterback Jake Locker, but the Titans have gotten wide receiver Kenny Britt totally off the injury report. The Bills hope to get guard Kraig Urbik and tackle Cordy Glenn back next week. Defensive tackle Kyle Williams is listed as questionable with an ankle injury.
Redskins at Giants
The Redskins are unlikely to have wide receiver Pierre Garçon back this week. He’s doubtful and safety Brandon Meriweather is out once again. They will decide on Saturday if punter Sav Rocca is able to play and will sign another punter if he isn’t. Linebacker Jacquian Williams, running back Da’Rel Scott, safety Kenny Phillips and defensive tackle Rocky Bernard are out for the Giants. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw is questionable after missing two practices this week and linebacker Michael Boley is questionable as well.
Steelers at Bengals
The Steelers running game will be shorthanded with running backs Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman ruled out. Safety Troy Polamalu, tackle Marcus Gilbert and linebacker Chris Carter will all also miss the game. Center Maurkice Pouncey is questionable, though he feels optimistic about his chances of playing. Curiously, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who sprained his ankle on Thursday, isn’t on the report at all. Bengals rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick is questionable before what could be his NFL debut. Running back Brian Leonard is doubtful