As NFL coaches hold their daily press conferences around the league, here are a couple of quick updates on the injury front from Week 1 games.
– Indy coach Tony Dungy expressed little concern over the head injury to RB Joseph Addai, who left Sunday night’s game early in the fourth quarter. Dungy said Addai was ready to return, and would have been allowed back in the game if it was a one-score game.
– Dallas coach Wade Phillips said the Cowboys exited their win over Cleveland relatively healthy, including QB Tony Romo (stitches in chin) and RB Marion Barber (bruised ribs). Phillips said Barber should be ready by next Monday night against Philadelphia and probably wouldn’t be limited in practice. “I don’t know that he’ll be limited too much, but we’ll find out,” said Phillips.
The Cowboys added a third QB on the active roster on Monday, signing Brooks Bollinger to a one-year contract. The team released WR Mike Jefferson. Here’s how the Cowboys depth chart stands.
– Giants coach Tom Coughlin said DE Mathias Kiwanuka is slowly improving from an ankle injury he suffered on the final play of Thursday night’s win over the Redskins. “He is sore and he does have some swelling, so it takes time,” Coughlin said. “I would hope Wednesday we are going to get something done with him (in practice). But that is just speculation.”