Week 4 is nearly complete and what a weekend of games.
In a contest where the Cleveland Browns kept it surprisingly close injuries didn't help. However, that also goes to show how crucial these divisional games are. And with more divisional and key games set for Week 4, injuries will play a factor regarding real football and fantasy football.
Reggie Bush of the Miami Dolphins is only one key player will take a look at, because there's a lot riding on this week.
To that end, let's get to it and see the lists for the rest of Sunday's games.
Note: List of inactives are courtesy of NFL.com.
UPDATE: Sunday 9/30 at 8:15 pm ET
Giants at Eagles
Giants: David Diehl, Jayron Hosley, Hakeem Nicks, Adewale Ojomo, Mitch Petrus, Keith Rivers, Adrien Robinson
Eagles: Colt Anderson, Riley Cooper, Vinny Curry, King Dunlap, Akeem Jordan, Dion Lewis, Nate Menkin
UPDATE: Sunday 9/30 at 4:10 pm ET
Saints at Packers
Saints: Jonathan Casillas, Bryce Harris, David Hawthorne, Chris Ivory, Elbert Mack, Turk McBride, Tyrunn Walker
Packers: Jarrett Boykin, Davon House, Terrell Manning, Phillip Merling, Sean Richardson, James Starks, D.J. Williams
Redskins at Buccaneers
Redskins: Adam Gettis, Ryan Grant, Cedric Griffin, Rex Grossman, Brandon Meriweather, Aldrick Robinson, Markus White
Buccaneers; Anthony Gaitor, Najee Goode, Myron Lewis, Chris Owusu, Michael Smith, Keith Tandy
UPDATE: Sunday 9/30 at 4 pm ET
Bengals at Jaguars
Bengals: Jason Allen, Nate Clements, Leon Hall, Dre Kirkpatrick, Roddrick Muckelroy, Bernard Scott, Ryan Whalen
Jaguars: Daniel Baldridge, Brandon Marshall, Jeris Pendleton, Kevin Rutland, George Selvie, Daryl Smith, Herb Taylor
Dolphins at Cardinals
Dolphins: Pat Devlin, Michael Egnew, Rishard Matthews, Tony McDaniel, Marlon Moore, Austin Spitler, Will Yeatman
Cardinals: LaRon Byrd, Darnell Dockett, Jim Dray, Todd Heap, Senio Kelemete, John Skelton, LaRod Stephens-Howling
Raiders at Broncos
Raiders: Khalif Barnes, Andre Carter, Richard Gordon, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Lucas Nix, Terrelle Pryor, Shawntae Spencer
Broncos: C.J. Davis, Caleb Hanie, Nate Irving, Chris Kuper, Knowshon Moreno, Sealver Siliga, Matt Willis
UPDATE: Sunday 9/30 at 1 pm ET
Panthers at Falcons
Panthers: Darvin Adams, Antwan Applewhite, D.J. Campbell, Bruce Campbell, Jimmy Clausen, Frank Kearse, Mike Pollack
Falcons: Dominique Davis, Lamar Holmes, Jonathan Massaquoi, Chris Owens, Michael Palmer, Lousaka Polite, Antone Smith
Patriots at Bills
Patriots: Brandon Deaderick, Alfonzo Dennard, Julian Edelman, Justin Francis, Aaron Hernandez, Logan Mankins, Matt Tennant
Bills: Colin Brown, Delano Howell, Tarvaris Jackson, Ruvell Martin, Kyle Moore, Kirk Morrison, Sam Young
Vikings at Lions
Vikings: Mark Asper, McLeod Bethel-Thompson, Stephen Burton, Erin Henderson, Andrew Sendejo, Jarius Wright
Lions: Louis Delmas, Jason Fox, Corey Hilliard, Travis Lewis, Kellen Moore, Amari Spievey, Corey Williams
Chargers at Chiefs
Chargers: Curtis Brinkley, Antonio Garay, Ladarius Green, Nate Kaeding, Jonas Mouton, Brandon Taylor, Shareece Wright
Chiefs: Kevin Boss, Peyton Hillis, Bryan Mattison, Ricky Stanzi, Devon Wylie
Seahawks at Rams
Seahawks: Alan Branch, Danny Gorrer, Winston Guy, Jaye Howard, Charly Martin, Byron Maxwell, John Moffitt
Rams: Matt Conrath, Jermelle Cudjo, Matt Daniels, Austin Davis, Isaiah Pead, Rodger Saffold, Steve Smith
49ers at Jets
49ers: Brandon Jacobs, LaMichael James, A.J. Jenkins, Joe Looney, Trenton Robinson, Issac Sopoaga, Scott Tolzien
Jets: Jonathan Grimes, Damon Harrison, Stephen Hill, Dustin Keller, Greg McElroy, Darrelle Revis, Caleb Schlauderaff
Titans at Texans
Titans: Kenny Britt, Jamie Harper, DaJohn Harris, Deuce Lutui, Colin McCarthy, Michael Otto, Rusty Smith
Texans: Mister Alexander, John Beck, Brandon Brooks, Roc Carmichael, Andrew Gardner, Brandon Harris, Lester Jean
UPDATE: Saturday 9/29 at 7:15 pm ET
Note: All player statuses courtesy of ESPN.com unless otherwise indicated.
Logan Mankins: OL, Patriots
According to a source, Mankins will not travel to Buffalo for the Patriots' Week 4 matchup with the Bills. Tom Curran of Comcast Sportsnet reported this development via Twitter on Saturday night.
Patriots RG Logan Mankins did not travel with the team to Buffalo according to a source. He is out. #patriotstalk— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) September 29, 2012
Rob Gronkowski: TE, Patriots
Adam Schefter reported on Saturday night via Twitter that Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski was questionable but likely to play against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Despite being listed as questionable with a hip injury, Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is expected to play Sunday vs. Buffalo.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 29, 2012
Beanie Wells: RB, Cardinals
Status: Injured Reserve
According to the Associated Press via ESPN.com:
The team placed Wells on the NFL's new injured reserve/designated for return list.
Tough break for the Cardinals ground game and it'll be interesting to see how Ryan Williams can impact the offense.
C.J. Spiller: RB, Bills
Per WGR 550 in Buffalo, Spiller stated:
When asked if he had any chance to play Sunday Spiller said, “I don’t know, it’s still early. It still’s got a couple of days before that decision is made so we’re just going to continue day by day.”
Keep an eye on him, because Buffalo will need some sort of ground game to beat the New England Patriots.
Matt Forte: RB, Bears
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte, who returned to practice Wednesday off a sprained right ankle, was limited during Thursday's practice.
The Bears definitely need Forte against a tough Dallas Cowboys defense, so stay tuned.
Willis McGahee: RB, Broncos
According to Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post:
The Broncos' starting running back was practicing for the second consecutive day Thursday despite having sore ribs from a hit he took in the second half of last week's game against Houston.
McGahee is a key factor for the Denver offense and in facing a division rival this week, a win is imperative.
Louis Delmas: Safety, Lions
Louis Delmas hasn't practiced this week, per the Detroit Lions' official website, and according to Rotoword he's not anticipated to suit up in Week 4. Definitely a blow for the Lions defense and only increases the odds for the Minnesota Vikings to move the rock more consistently.
Greg Jennings: WR, Packers
Greg Jennings has been limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday according to the Green Bay Packers' official website. Facing a weak New Orleans Saints defense in Week 4, the Packers should have no trouble racking up yards and points regardless of who lines up out wide.
Laurent Robinson: WR, Jaguars
On Wednesday, Mularkey said Laurent Robinson was cleared but he didn't practice Wed and Thursday. Mularkey said he had a setback.— Vito Stellino(@vitostellino) September 27, 2012
Not what you want to hear if you're a Jaguars fan. And Jacksonville needs all the offensive firepower it can present to match the explosive Cincinnati Bengals.
Dwayne Bowe: WR, Chiefs
Per Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star on Thursday:
Crennel said Dwayne Bowe has thigh injury and will be limited in practice today. Breaston has the sore knee but will try to practice— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) September 27, 2012
Facing a solid pass defense in the San Diego Chargers, the Chiefs certainly need Bowe to present a balanced attack. Otherwise, Romeo Crennel's offense won't produce much.
Reggie Bush: RB, Dolphins
There is optimism in the air about Reggie Bush. According to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post:
Running back Reggie Bush took an important step Thursday toward playing this weekend at Arizona.
Bush wore extra padding on his knee, but ran well in practice and appears on track to play Sunday.
Getting one of the NFL's best defenses in the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Miami must have its best players available. If not, the Dolphins won't have any shot at pulling off the upset.
Aaron Hernandez: TE, Patriots
An interesting, yet fortunate set of circumstances may be unfolding in New England. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN.com:
TE Kellen Winslow asked for and received release from Patriots, per source. Also sounds like Aaron Hernandez healing quicker than expected.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 27, 2012
Certainly this is good news for the Patriots, but don't get the hopes up too high. Hernandez didn't participate in practice on Thursday, per the Patriots official website.
Darren McFadden: RB, Raiders
According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times:
Running back Darren McFadden was limited in practice today, as he was the day before, with a shoulder injury.
Not to worry, Allen said, it’s only a bruise. “That really hasn’t been a factor,” Allen said.
Against the Denver Broncos sound rush defense in Week 4, the Raiders definitely need McFadden to keep Peyton Manning off the field.
Steven Jackson: RB, Rams
If the St. Louis Rams want any shot to beat the Seattle Seahawks, Steve Jackson's presence in the backfield will be needed. Well, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
RB Steven Jackson (groin) does not practice Thursday for Rams but expects to play Sunday versus Seattle.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) September 27, 2012
The Seahawks are well-versed against the run, however, Jackson's impact—as opposed to numbers—will keep Seattle's defense honest.
Kenny Britt: WR, Titans
“Very frustrating, very frustrating,” said Britt, who has yet to practice this week. “It’s like something I can’t get right, injury after injury. The last healthy season I had was my rookie year and ever since then it was just a downfall. It is something I can’t control. The only thing I can control is my rehab and trying to get back as soon as possible.”
After getting a huge upset win over the Detroit Lions in Week 3, the Titans face the Houston Texans on the road. Already a tough matchup and Britt would certainly help Tennessee's offense if he suits up.
Note: All Browns player statuses courtesy of the team's official website.
Trent Richardson, RB
The Browns can't afford to be a one-dimensional offense against the Ravens. Trent Richardson is Cleveland's only hope on the ground and his production must be utilized for controlling the clock.
Joshua Cribbs, WR
Joshua Cribbs is one area where the Browns have a slight advantage over Baltimore. Field position if anything, gives Cleveland hope, because getting Brandon Weeden consistently good field position is imperative.
Frostee Rucker, DE
Defensively, Cleveland has to shut down Ray Rice. If Baltimore gets going on the ground this game will get ugly fast. Frostee Rucker has been consistent thus far, but he needs a bigger game on Thursday for Cleveland to have a chance.
Mohamed Massaquoi, WR
Mohamed Massaquoi's absence will significantly hurt Cleveland's passing game. Regardless of Richardson's production, play-action pass isn't as threatening without a fully-loaded receiving corps. In turn, don't anticipate the Browns having much success through the air.
Phil Taylor, DT
#Browns Jauron said DT Phil Taylor (pec) ahead of schedule in his rehab. Knows Taylor will help when he returns.— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) September 25, 2012
For Cleveland's sake, let's hope Taylor dominates whenever he returns to the gridiron.
Note: All Ravens player statuses courtesy of team's official website.
Lardarius Webb, CB
Lardarius Webb only makes the Ravens' secondary stronger. As one of the top cornerbacks around, Webb can lock down in man coverage and is effective as a blitzer. Weeden better watch his blindside, otherwise turnovers will happen.
Jah Reid, OT
A versatile lineman, Baltimore could certainly use Jah Reid's talent for depth against Cleveland. The Browns still have a sound defense and they are capable of limiting Rice's production. For short yard situations, Reid would simply be a great option for heavier formations to move the chains.
Brendon Ayanbadejo, LB
It never hurts to have veteran depth inside the defensive front. And that's exactly what Brendon Ayanbadejo brings to Baltimore. With 2012 being his 10th NFL season, the Ravens' defense has the option to mix up packages to counteract anything Cleveland presents.
Terrell Suggs, LB
Put on the PUP list to start the year, the Ravens will be missing a key part of their front seven until Terrell Suggs returns. That said, Baltimore is still talented enough elsewhere to cause Cleveland problems. Whenever Suggs gets back, this defense will only hit another level.
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