Player News 10/20

Colts TE Dallas Clark is out indefinitely after suffering hand/wrist injuries during Sunday’s win against the Redskins. The Colts are not optimistic and it is a possibility that Clark will miss the rest of the season. SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter

Joseph Addai will go for a 2nd opinion on his shoulder injury that could keep him out several weeks. Addai resting during the bye. SOURCE:@JasonLaCanfora

Raiders RB Darren McFadden(hamstring) split reps today with Michael Bush during practice. If McFadden can go close to full speed Thursday, he will play Sunday against the Broncos. He’s a great flex play along with Bush if he can play. SOURCE: Vittorio Tafur on Twitter

Panthers WR Steve Smith seems to be having another miraculous recovery from an ankle injury suffered back in Week 3. Smith practiced in full Wednesday and is expected to start Sunday against the 49ers. I don’t know what voodoo doctor he visits but I need their number. Smith is a solid WR2 if he starts even with Clausen under center.

Titans RB Chris Johnson (thigh) was limited in practice Wednesday but isn’t expected to miss Sunday’s game. Its likely just some rest for Johnson who has just been getting a huge workload thus far. We will obviously monitor this situation but I highly doubt he will miss any time. QB Vince Young (ankle,knee) was also held out of practice Wednesday and his week 7 status is still up in the air. Back QB Kerry Collins (thumb) was held out of practice today as well but it is not believed to be serious.

49ers TE Vernon Davis(knee), practiced in full Wednesday and is close to 100%. He will start Sunday against the Panthers and is a must start. SOURCE: Matt Maiocco on Twitter

Eagles Desean Jackson has not yet passed his concussion tests thus far and will likely not play Sunday. The Eagles have also officially named Kevin Kolb the starter for Sunday’s game against the Titans. SOURCE: Jeffrey McLane on Twitter

Browns Coach Eric Mangini said Wednesday, unless Seneca Wallace(ankle) and Jake Delhomme (ankle) make significant progress the next few days, rookie Colt McCoy will make his second straight start against the Saints. McCoy played well against the Steelers Sunday and could have a similiar if not better game against the suspect Saints Defense.

Titans WR Justin Gage (hamstring) returned to a full practice Wednesday and is expected to play Sunday against the Eagles. The Gage injury opened the door for Kenny Britt to start and I can’t imagine with the way Britt has played, Coach Fischer would take snaps away from Britt for Gage. Britt is undoubtedly the most talented receiver on the team, so expect Gage, not Britt’s role to be reduced going forward.

Jaguars WR Mike Sims-Walker (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday and the extent of this injury is still a mystery. We’ll keep an eye on this closely as the week goes on. SOURCE: Mark Long on Twitter

Cardinals WR Early Doucet (groin) returned to practice Wednesday in limited fashion. His status for this week is still up in the air. WR Steve Breaston (knee) after practicing in full Tuesday, was limited today but I believe it was only precautionary and he should start Sunday.

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) was held out of practice Wednesday but isn’t expected to miss any time, just some rest. SOURCE: Kevin Acee on Twitter

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (toe) was held out of Wednesday’s practice but is still being considered day-to-day by coach Norv Turner. He’s got a chance to play Sunday especially if he can practice either tomorrow or Friday. SOURCE: Kevin Acee on Twitter

Ravens Ray Rice was limited during Wednesday’s practice but he isn’t injured, it was just a day off so he’s good to go Sunday in a great matchup against the Bills. WR Derrick Mason (finger,ankle) was limited Wednesday but is expected to be fine and is a pretty good flex play against the Bills this week. SOURCE: Jamison Hensley on Twitter

Browns RB Peyton Hillis (quad) was limited in practice Wednesday but the fact that he did practice after being held out the last few Wednesday’s is a good sign. He’ll start Sunday against the 14th ranked run defense in the Saints.

Redskins TE Chris Cooley (concussion) participated in light drills today and has a chance to play this week. The Skins’ will be cautious with him but if he continues to have no ill effects he should start.

Dez Bryant (ribs,ankle) has been a full participant in practice this week unlike last week when he didn’t practice at all. He should be good to go Monday night against their division rivals the NY Giants. He’s a risky WR3 however since he hasn’t been very consistent during his young career.

 

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