Archive for November, 2008

Key ‘Skins expected to play vs. Giants

Washington listed six players, six key players, on this week’s injury report as questionable. Yet five of them, some significant contributors, are expected to play Sunday’s pivotal NFC East divisional matchup vs. the New York Giants.

Time to add Domenik Hixon

With Plaxico Burress on the sidelines, it’s time to add Domenik Hixon in all fantasy leagues.

Smith, other rookie coaches making impact

Falcons coach Mike Smith is part of a rookie class of head coaches who are getting the job done right out of the gate, writes Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Dawson family has much to be thankful for

As always, Thanksgiving began early for Rev. Wilbur and Mattie Dawson. They fed the needy before they fed themselves. About 75 people were served Thursday morning in a spare building on their 15-acre parcel outside Shreveport, La., then the family went up to the house and sat down at a table laden with Southern bounty, writes Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star.

Washington applies lessons learned from Martin

They never played a game together, never even practiced together, but Leon Washington spent a season with Curtis martin, watching, listening and learning. It was 2006, when Washington was getting started in the NFL and Martin was bidding a long, painful farewell to football, writes Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News.

Uncertain if Bush will return to face Bucs

Saints RB Reggie Bush, limited in practice all week, is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bush has missed the Saints’ last four games following surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Colts C Saturday will sit vs. Browns

Colts center Jeff Saturday, hurt in last week’s game with the Chargers, has been ruled out of Sunday’s matchup with the Browns due to a calf injury.

Broncos hurting on defense ahead of Jets matchup

The Broncos may be without four defensive starters when they travel to New York take on the Jets on Sunday.

Texans’ Schaub upgraded to questionable

On Wednesday, Texans head coach Gary Kubiak refused to rule out QB Matt Schaub, who he said is making progress with his injured left knee, for Monday night’s matchup with the Jaguars. On Friday, Schaub was listed as questionable on the team’s injury report.

Parker practices again, but status still uncertain

Steelers RB Willie Parker (knee) remains questionable ahead of Sunday’s matchup with the Patriots after practicing the last two days.

Elam, Abraham among injured Falcons

The Falcons head into Sunday’s matchup vs. the Chargers with a number of injuries to key players.

On offense, WR Roddy White (back), RB Jerious Norwoood (rib) and K Jason Elam (left hip) are all listed as questionable. White is likely to play against the Chargers after playing through the same injury last week.

Gamble’s contract one of largest ever for cornerback

Carolina re-signed prospective free agent cornerback Chris Gamble to a six-year, $53 million contract that includes $23 million worth of guaranteed bonuses.

MRI results negative for Ware, Barber

The Cowboys came out of their win over the Seahawks with two major injury concerns, but two MRIs for linebacker DeMarcus Ware and running back Marion Barber were both negative, the team announced Friday.

Burress ruled out; Portis still questionable

Giants WR Plaxico Burress has been ruled out of Sunday’s game with the Redskins due to a hamstring injury. Burress attempted to play through the injury last week, but came out of the game after one series.

Rams RB Jackson questionable vs. Dolphins

On Thursday, Rams coach Jim Haslett said he expected QB Marc Bulger, RB Steven Jackson and OT Orlando Pace to return to action when St. Louis takes on the Dolphins Sunday.

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