Thursday roundup: Morris, Jordan out for Pats

As the official Week 8 injury reports are released around the league, here’s a quick look at some of the notable injuries and updates:

  • Patriots RB Sammy Morris (knee) missed practice for the second consecutive day. RB LaMont Jordan, who has missed the last two games with a calf injury, took part in a team walk-through on Wednesday but sat out on Thursday. Already without starter Laurence Maroney, the Patriots may have to rely more on rookie BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown in last week’s win.
  • There was no change in the status of Eagles WR Reggie Brown, who was limited in practice for the second straight day with a groin injury that kept him out of last week’s game. Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg described Brown as “day to day.” Noticably absent from the injury report this week is fellow starting WR Kevin Curtis, who has yet to play this season as he recovers from a groin injury. Either way, coach Andy Reid said Wednesday rookie WR DeSean Jackson will be in the starting lineup.
  • Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said veteran Keith Davis will start at strong safety against Tampa Bay. Starter Roy Williams will miss the rest of the season with a broken forearm.
  • Titans DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (groin) and WR Justin McCareins (hamstring) both missed their second straight day of practice on Thursday. WR Justin Cage, who sat out the last two weeks with a knee injury, took part in a full practice.
  • Ravens S Ed Reed took part in a limited portion of practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. CB Chris McAlister (knee) and OT Jared Gaither (neck) were also limited, while RB Willis McGahee took part in a full session.
  • The Jets practiced without OT Damien Woody (calf) for the second straight day, while TE Chris Baker (back), WR Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder) and OG Brandon Moore (foot) were again limited.
  • Bucs coach Jon Gruden said Thursday RB Cadillac Williams continues to make progress. Williams¬†has been working with the scout team, emulating Cowboys RB Marion Barber.
    “He wears the same number,” said Gruden. “He ran with some authority in the hole and he’s getting back, I think, into football, which is really exciting. We said that yesterday but he took another step forward today.”
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