Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams has officially been placed on IR ending his season with a sprained left foot. This opens the door for Jonathan Stewart, who has been less than impressive thus far to take over the reigns if he can return this week from a concussion. If not Mike Goodson would get the nod once again against the Ravens.
Texans QB Matt Schaub was hospitilized Tuesday night with a bursa sac in his knee. It is unknown if he had surgery but coach Kubiak stated that he is doing good and will be back with the team tomorrow. It doesn’t seem like a huge issue but we’ll monitor the situation closely as the week goes on.
Bengals RB Cedric Benson sat out Wednesday’s practice with an undisclosed injury. During Sunday’s loss to the Colts, Benson did leave the game briefly but did return later on so I don’t think its too serious. If he can’t go for some reason, Bernard Scott would get the start.
Pierre Thomas has reportedly returned to practice but is not participating much. He is likely still a “few” weeks away from returning. It looks like he’ll avoid IR but he’s been out since week 3 so even after his potential return, who knows what he’ll be able to contribute. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora on Twitter
Saints RB Reggie Bush(leg) is expected to play this week against the Seahawks.
Colts WR Austin Collie(concussion) has been cleared to practice but coach Caldwell said he wants Collie to practice in full before before declaring him good to go Sunday. It’s a great sign that he’s been cleared and we’d expect him to practice Thursday or Friday and go Sunday against the Patriots. SOURCE: Phillip B. Wilson on Twitter
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(hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday and is expected to start this weekend. RB Ryan Mathews(ankle) was unable to practice today as well as Antonio Gates(toe). Both are risky starts this week and not very likely to suit up.
Vikings QB Brett Favre(shoulder) was involved in Wednesday’s walkthrough and it looks likely Favre will go Sunday even though he is just riddled with injuries. With the Vikings season basically over its surprising they’ll keep running him out there. Favre however, at less than 100% they must feel is still better than Tavaris Jackson at full strength.
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson sat out Wednesday’s practice with an undisclosed injury. It’s unlikely that its anything to serious but we’ll monitor the situation just in case. RB Jahvid Best(turf toe) was held out of practice Wednesday as well. He will likely suit up as he has for weeks now, but this doesn’t look good for him as he hasn’t been very productive. Kevin Smith would start if Best couldn’t go.
Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki(concussion) was unable to practice Wednesday and his chances to start Sunday are decreasing. We’ll see if he can get out there tomorrow.
Panthers QB Jimmy Clausen(concussion) didn’t participate in Wednesday’s practice and its not likely he’ll play Sunday against the Ravens. If he sits, Tony Pike will make his first career start.