- As expected, Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson sat out practice on Thursday for the second straight day as he rests his injured right big toe. Coach Norv Turner doesn’t know if Tomlinson will practice tomorrow. He said earlier this week, however, that Tomlinson will start if the toe allows him to play, regardless of whether or not he practices.
“We’ll just play it by ear this week and see how it feels,” L.T. said Wednesday. “Later in the week, I’m hoping it will make big progress this week. By Monday night, hopefully I’ll be as close to 100 percent as possible.”
– Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Thursday that rookie RB Steve Slaton will start Sunday vs. the Titans, but will split time with RB Chris Taylor. RB Ahman Green missed practice again on Thursday, and Kubiak said it was unlikely he would play on Sunday.
– A day after missing practice for the Jaguars, RB Maruice Jones-Drew was listed as having “limited participation” on Thursday with an ankle injury. While no specifics are known, the news doesn’t appear to be as good for WR Jerry Porter, who has yet to play for the Jaguars this season because of a hamstring injury. Porter was not listed on Wednesday’s injury report, but was listed as limited on Thursday.
– Seattle WR Koren Robinson, signed as a street free agent on Tuesday, was listed as being limited in practice with a knee injury Thursday by the Seahawks. Coach Mike Holmgren hasn’t been reluctant to say that Robinson and WR Keary Colbert, who the Seahawks acuired in a trade on the same day, would be pressed into action against the Rams.
Check out Thursday’s full Week 3 injury report here.