The Bears have announced QB Jay Cutler(concussion) will NOT start this weekend against Carolina. Todd Collins will get the call which mean’s i’d be sitting all my Bears receivers but i’m starting TE Greg Olsen.
Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw(ankle) expects to return to a full practice Friday after not practicing today.
Eagles RB LeSean McCoy(rib) has yet to practice this week and the Eagles are not expected to make a decision until the weekend. Prepare for McCoy not to start Sunday in San Francisco.
In other Eagles news, Head Coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that when Michael Vick returns from his rib injury he will regain the QB job regardless of how Kevin Kolb performs in his absence.
Colts WR Pierre Garcon(hamstring) “guarantees” he will return to the lineup Sunday against the Chiefs. He has been a full participant the last two days so he looks safe to start.
Colts WR Austin Collie(foot) and RB Donald Brown(hamstring) missed practice again Thursday and its not looking too good right now for Brown. Collie keep a close eye on, if he practices tomorrow he should be a go. Reggie Wayne (knee) returned to a full practice today and is good to go Sunday.
Denver RB Knowshon Moreno(hamstring) missed Thursday’s practice and is listed as questionable going into Sunday’s matchup with the Ravens. Moreno owners should explore other options whether he plays or not with Denver going against the Ravens defense.
The other “Pierre” as in Pierre Thomas(ankle) is still listed as questionable. However, Head Coach Sean Payton said he is “very optimistic” that Thomas will be able to go Sunday in Arizona. If Thomas can start he has a great matchup against the Cardinals run defense that is 30th in the league giving up 154.8 yards per game. UPDATE: Thomas sat out practice again Thursday, tomorrow should tell the tale if he is unable to go in practice.
Ravens RB Ray Rice practiced once again without limitations and will start Sunday against the Broncos. I’m predicting this to be Rice’s breakout game this week regardless of whether or not Denver shut down Chris Johnson last week.
Browns RB Peyton Hillis was limited in practice Thursday with a thigh injury. The severity of the injury is not yet known, so keep checking back with us for updates.
Their are rumors swirling that the Patriots may be trying to acquire WR Deion Branch from the Seahawks. It is unclear as to how much truth their is to this rumor, but for those of you who ran out and grabbed Brandon Tate, don’t worry, if Branch were to return to New England he would simply be receiver insurance and no threat to Tate’s job.
Texans WR Andre Johnson(ankle) participated in a limited practice Thursday and will be a game time decision. Head Coach Gary Kubiak is Johnson’s progress is very encouraging. On the flip side, WR Jacoby Jones(calf) has yet to practice this week and is also a game time decision. Things look a little more encouraging for Johnson than they do Jones at this point.