Archive for October, 2008

Bears hope to get back CBs Tillman, Vasher

The Bears are expecting to get some help for their banged-up secondary vs. the Lions on Sunday, as cornerbacks Charles Tillman and Nathan Vasher are listed as probable on Friday’s injury report.

Jets may be without leading tackler Harris vs. Bills

It’s a trick-or-treat injury report for the Jets this Friday. The sweet part is that both wide receivers Laveranues Coles (thigh) and Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder) are listed as probable after being limited in practice all week. The scary part is that the Jets, already without staring safety Eric Smith (out, head), may be without leading tackler LB David Harris (doubtful, groin) against the Bills.

Rams’ Jackson questionable vs. Cards

On Thursday, Rams coach Jim Haslett described RB Steven Jackson as a game-time decision when St. Louis hosts Arizona this weekend. On Friday, Jackson was listed as questionable on the Rams’ injury report.

Ravens’ McGahee questionable vs. Browns

Running back Willis McGahee, limited in practice since Thursday with an ankle injury, is listed as questionable on the Ravens’ injury report for Sunday’s game with the Browns.

Jaguars WR Walker out vs. Bengals

The Jaguars will be without WR Mike Walker for the third straight week due to a knee injury. WR Reggie Williams and CB Rashean Mathis are both listed as probable vs. the Bengals.

Concussion keeps Eagles’ Smith out vs. Seahawks

The full injury report doesn’t come out until after 5 pm eastern, but the Eagles already have ruled out tight end L.J. Smith, who suffered a concussion last Sunday vs. Atlanta.

Fantasy Focus chat LIVE, Friday, 2 p.m. ET

NFL.com will be holding a LIVE fantasy football chat on Friday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. ET. Fantasy editor Michael Fabiano will take all of your most pressing fantasy questions and conundrums, from starts and sits, to sleepers, and more. You can submit your questions in advance, then log on Friday to read along when the chat starts. We’ll see you there!

Thursday roundup: Colts’ Addai, Sanders practice

A quick glance around the NFL at the notable updates from Thursday’s injury reports, including positive news for Joseph Addai and Bob Sanders in Indy.

Falcons’ Baker has successful back surgery

The Falcons announced Thursday that rookie LT Sam Baker underwent a successful lower back discectomy.

Cowboys aim to spoil Giants’ streak

Even a storied franchise like the New York Giants never has gone eight straight games without losing a fumble, as this team has.

High anxiety for rookie corners in Dallas

The focus in Dallas is as much on cornerbacks as it is its quarterbacks.

Coach Coughlin’s expectations

Tom Coughlin coaches the Giants, but has some strong feelings on what he expects to see from the Cowboys.

Dallas in NFC East survival mode

Last year’s Divisional Playoff between Dallas and New York was billed as All Pros versus All Joes.

Rams’ Jackson progresses from thigh injury

Rams RB Steven Jackson continued to get work in during the team’s second day of practice on Thursday, prompting coach Jim Haslett to say Jackson felt “a lot better” as he battles a thigh injury.

Naeole latest lineman out for Jaguars

The Jaguars placed veteran OG Chris Naeole on the injured reserve list on Thursday, the fourth offensive lineman the team has lost for the season.

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