Injury roundup: Lions WR Johnson questionable

Here are a few updates on some of the notable players around the league from Friday’s official injury reports.

  • Not much has changed on the status of Texans RB Arian Foster, who coach Gary Kubiak expects to play against the Dolphins as long as there are no setbacks with his hamstring injury. The Texans also listed WR Kevin Walter (shoulder, quad), who did not practice all week, as questionable.
  • As expected, Rams RB Steven Jackson (quad) and WR Danny Amendola (elbow) did not practice again Friday. QB Sam Bradford (finger) took another step forward, taking part in a full practice, while TE Michael Hoomanawanui (calf) and OT Jason Smith (ankle) were limited.
  • The Lions listed WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) as questionable against the Chiefs, and ruled out DT Nick Fairley (foot) and CB Alphonso Smith (foot).
  • Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said S LaRon Landry (hamstring) and DE Brian Orakpo (ankle) will be game-time decisions Sunday against the Cardinals.
  • Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (bruised knee) expects to play after returning to practice on a limited basis Friday, as did DE Justin Tuck (neck).
  • Marion Barber, who sat out Week 1 with a calf strain, didn’t practice Friday and doesn’t sound any closer to making his debut for the Bears. Starting WR Roy Williams (groin) is questionable.
  • Bills WR Steve Johnson returned to practice Friday after taking a day off to rest a lingering groin injury and is expected to play. Not so for CB Terrence McGee (hamstring), who has been ruled out.
  • After saying Thursday that he expected WR Dez Bryant (bruised quadriceps) to play against the 49ers, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones backtracked on his stance Friday. Jason Garrett considers Bryant day to day, but officially he’s listed as questionable. It’s likely WR Kevin Ogletree would start if Bryant can’t go. The Cowboys ruled out CB Terence Newman (groin) and CB Orlando Scandrick (ankle).
  • Saints coach Sean Payton indicated he’s optimistic that WR Lance Moore (groin) will play against the Bears, per the Times-Picayune. Moore was limited in practice Friday and is officially questionable, as was CB Tracy Porter (calf) and S Roman Harper (right ankle).
  • Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told 710 AM in Seattle that “unless something goes crazy,” WR Sidney Rice (shoulder) won’t play against the Steelers. Starting LG Robert Gallery, who missed the opener with a sprained ankle, is listed as questionable but will play, which will allow rookie James Carpenter to move back to right tackle. … The Steelers have ruled out WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring).
  • The Broncos listed RB Knowshon Moreno (hamstring), DE Elvis Dumervil (shoulder) and CB Champ Bailey (hamstring) as questionable after each missed practice for the third straight day Friday. Some good news, though, as WR Brandon Lloyd (groin) returned to take part in a limited portion of practice. Lloyd is also questionable.
  • The Jets listed WR Santonio Holmes (ankle/quad), S Eric Smith (ankle) and LB David Harris (toe) as questionable.  Jets coach Rex Ryan expressed confidence Harris would play.
  • Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he expects RT Sebastian Vollmer (back), who missed Week 1, to play against the Chargers. Vollmer is listed as questionable, while starting center Dan Koppen (tibia) was ruled out. Chargers DE Luis Castillo, who sustained a fractured tibia in Week 1, was also ruled out.
  • The Ravens ruled out CB Chris Carr (thigh) and CB Jimmy Smith (ankle) against the Titans, while G Ben Grubbs (toe) is questionable. Coach John Harbaugh told the Baltimore Sun he expects WR Lee Evans (ankle) to play after practicing the last two days. Titans starting safety Chris Hope (shoulder) is doubtful after missing his third straight day of practice, while DE William Hayes (shoulder) is questionable.
  • Vikings LB E.J. Henderson (knee) is questionable after missing practice for a second straight day Friday.
  • The Packers listed CB Tramon Williams (shoulder) as questionable. The Panthers listed OT Jeff Otah (concussion) as doubtful after he missed practice for the third straight day.
  • The Raiders are hurting at wide receiver, as Jacoby Ford won’t play against the Bills after injuring his hamstring in Week 1. Louis Murphy is also out for the second straight game as he recovers from a groin injury, and Darrius Heyward-Bey (knee) is questionable. Several other Raiders — S Michael Huff (groin), DE Richard Seymour (ribs) and TE Kevin Boss (knee) — are questionable.
  • Eagles LT Jason Peters suffered an ankle injury during practice Friday and is questionable against the Falcons. King Dunlap is expected to start if Peters can’t go.
  • 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters WR Michael Crabtree (feet) and S Dashon Goldson (knee) are both game-time decisions against the Cowboys.
  • The Colts ruled out Gary Brackett (shoulder), while WR Anthony Gonzalez (hamstring) and DE Robert Mathis (neck) are questionable.

– Frank Tadych

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