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.