Last Friday night, the reward for completing the injury report roundup was putting up the Florio family Christmas tree. This week, it’s a night of Christmas shopping.
The chances of getting injured were significantly lower last week.
So as we go out looking for that elusive G.I. Joe with the kung-fu grip, here’s the summary of the guys who will have issues gripping or running or jumping or anything else football players do.
Cardinals at Seahawks
Quarterback Kevin Kolb (ribs) officially is questionable, but it’s not believed he’s ready to play. Running back Beanie Wells (knee) also is questionable. For the Seahawks, no major injuries are reported.
Falcons at Panthers
Cornerback Asante Samuel (shoulder) is questionable, as is running back Michael Turner (elbow). If Turner doesn’t play or is limited, Jacquizz Rodgers could get plenty of touches. Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is once again doubtful. Receiver Brandon LaFell is questionable with a toe injury.
Ravens at Redskins
Baltimore cornerback Jimmy Smith (abdomen) likely will miss another game; he’s listed as doubtful. Linebacker Terrell Suggs (biceps) is a game-time decision, but we’re told the decision most likely will be that he’s playing. Redskins linebacker London Fletcher once again is questionable with an ankle injury, but he has been playing. Cornerback DeAngelo Hall, on crutches earlier in the week, is questionable with ankle and knee injuries.
Bears at Vikings
Receiver Earl Bennett (concussions), cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder), and linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring) are out. Running back Michael Bush (ribs) is questionable. The good news for the Bears is that receivers Alshon Jeffery (knee) and Devin Hester (concussion) are probable. With Vikings receiver Percy Harvin (ankle) on IR, the home team has no other significant injuries.
Cowboys at Bengals
Dallas defensive lineman Jay Ratliff will miss another game with a groin injury. Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick is out with a head injury, and kicker Mike Nugent (calf) is doubtful. Receiver A.J. Green (illness) and tight end Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) are both probable.
Chiefs at Browns
Several Chiefs are questionable, including tackle Branden Albert (back), safety Eric Berry (hand, illness), cornerback Brandon Flowers (hamstring), and safety Kendrick Lewis (shoulder). The Browns have no players listed as less than probable.
Dolphins at 49ers
The Dolphins have no significant injuries. 49ers receiver Mario Manningham (shoulder) is doubtful, which could mean more reps, targets, and touches for Randy Moss and/or rookie A.J. Jenkins.
Saints at Giants
Tackle Charles Brown (knee) and cornerback Corey White (knee) are out for the Saints. Giants safety Kenny Phillips (knee) is doubtful, and receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee) is questionable.
Jets at Jaguars
New York receiver Clyde Gates (concussion) remains out. Tight end Dustin Keller (ankle) is doubtful. Receiver Stephen Hills (knee) is questionable. Several Jaguars are out, including running back Rashad Jennings (concussion), running back Maurice Jones-Drew (foot), and receiver Cecil Shorts (concussion).
Eagles at Buccaneers
Running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Mike Vick remain out with concussions. Defensive tackle Mike Patterson is hospitalized with viral pneumonia. Bucs cornerback LeQuan Lewis is out with a knee injury. Receiver Vincent Jackson (calf) is probable.
Chargers at Steelers
For San Diego, linebacker Donald Butler (groin), tackle Jeromey Clary (knee) and receiver Eddie Royal (hamstring) are out. Steelers tackle Mike Adams, cornerback Ike Taylor, and linebacker LaMarr Woodley are all out, with ankle injuries.
Rams at Bills
Receiver Danny Amendola (foot) is questionable, as are Bills receiver Stevie Johnson (hamstring) and cornerback Leodis McKelvin (back).
Titans at Colts
Tennessee linebacker Colin McCarthy (concussion) and receiver Damian Williams (hamstring) are out. Colts tackle Winston Justice (concussion) is questionable.
Lions at Packers
Receiver Calvin Johnson is off the injury report, for the first time in a while. Tackle Jeff Backus (hamstring) is questionable, along with five defensive players: safety Louis Delmas (knee), defensive tackle Nick Fairley (quad), cornerback Chris Houston (ankle), cornerback Jacob Lacey (foot, Achilles), and defensive tackle Corey Williams (knee). Five packers are out — linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring), receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring), running back James Starks (knee), defensive end C.J. Wilson (knee), and safety Charles Woodson (collardone). Guard T.J. Lang is questionable with an ankle injury.