NFL Injury Report Week 5: Team-by-Team Updates, Inactive List and More

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistOctober 2, 2012

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 06:  Running back Ben Tate #44 of the Houston Texans rushes past  defensive lineman Jayme Mitchell #92 of the Cleveland Browns at Reliant Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Believe it or not, NFL and fantasy football fans, but it is already Week 5 of the 2012 season.

With the year flying by, it’s time to get the latest updates on the stars that will play this week or those that will be forced onto the inactive list.

We have all the news you need for your fantasy team or your favorite NFL squad, so keep it here for all the latest updates as they break!

Greg Jennings, WR, Green Bay Packers

Status: Out

According to's Dan Hanzus, Greg Jennings is out for this week with a groin injury. The Packers have a slew of weapons at their disposal, but they could be entering a trap game in Indianapolis this week. The Packers are 2-2 and can't afford to drop such a winnable game.

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Status: Active

Despite ESPN's Ed Werder saying that Rashard Mendenhall will carry a light load in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles before taking over for good in Week 6, per, Mendenahll is active and will play.

Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

Status: Active

Despite a knee injury suffered in Week 4 that looked alarming at the time, Michael Vick is officially active. For fantasy owners and Eagles fans, this is good news moving forward.

Hakeem Nicks, WR, New York Giants

Status: Out

According to ESPN's Kieran Darcy, Hakeem Nicks is out this week against the Browns. After such a hot start, it's a shame to see Nicks sidelined for three straight weeks. Fantasy owners and Eli Manning will have to make due for at least another week.

Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons

Status: Active

After it was revealed that the Atlanta Falcons star may have been hampered by a hand injury, according to a report by the Associated Press, he will be active Sunday and not limited by his injury. Play him in fantasy with confidence.

Lance Moore, WR, New Orleans Saints

Status: Out

Lance Moore will not play in Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to Mike Triplett of the Times-Picayune. Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, Darren Sproles and, to a lesser degree, Devery Henderson should all see an uptick in production. 

Kenny Britt, WR, Tennessee Titans

Status: Active

After aggravating his ankle injury trying to practice on Thursday, Kenny Britt will play Sunday. While this is good news for the Titans, fantasy owners must look elsewhere for fantasy help.

Ramses Barden, WR, New York Giants

Status: Out

Ramses Barden has been ruled "out" against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, according to This should see receivers Victor Cruz and Domenik Hixon see more targets. Hixon racked up six catches for 114 yards last week against the Eagles.

Jake Locker, QB, Tennessee Titans

Status: Out

Mike Munchak revealed early in the week (via the Tennessee Titans' official Twitter account) that Locker would not play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Veteran Matt Hasselbeck will get the start in his place. 

Danny Amendola, WR, St. Louis Rams

Status: Out

Danny Amendola has been diagnosed with a dislocated clavicle and is expected to miss 6-7 weeks, according to Adam Caplan of Amendola was injured in the second quarter of the Rams' 17-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. As the Rams' top receiver, he will surely be missed.

Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots

Status: Out

Julian Edelman has been ruled "out" in the Patriots' game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, per

Full Inactive List

Inactive lists will be updated as they become available.

Houston at NY Jets 

Texans: WR Lestar Jean, CB Brandon Harris, SS Quintin Demps, CB Roc Carmichael, RB Ben Tate, T Andrew Gardner, G Brandon Brooks

Jets: QB Greg McElroy, CB Darrelle Revis, FB John Conner, G Caleb Schlauderaff, TE Dustin Keller, WR Stephen Hill, DT Sione Po'uha

San Diego at New Orleans

Chargers: K Nate Kaeding, SS Brandon Taylor, CB Shareece Wright, RB Curtis Brinkley, LB Jonas Mouton, DT Antonio Garay, TE Ladarius Green

Saints: WR Lance Moore, RB Travaris Cadet, T Bryce Harris, LB David Hawthorne, DE Turk McBride, LB Jonathan Casillas, DT Tyrunn Walker

Seattle at Carolina

Seahawks: G John Moffitt, WR Charly Martin, SS Winston Guy, CB Danny Gorrer, CB Jeremy Lane, DT Jaye Howard, DT Greg Scruggs.

Panthers: LB Jon Beason, CB Chris Gamble, QB Jimmy Clausen, WR Joe Adams, S D.J. Campbell, G Geoff Hangartner, DE Thomas Keiser.

Chicago at Jacksonville

Bears: RB Kahlil Bell, FB Evan Rodriguez, G Edwin Williams, T Chris Williams, WR Earl Bennett.

Jaguars: CB Kevin Rutland, LB Daryl Smith, OL Herb Taylor, WR Laurent Robinson, DE George Selvie, DT Jeris Pendleton, WR Michael Spurlock.

Tennessee at Minnesota

Titans: QB Jake Locker, RB Jamie Harper, LB Patrick Bailey, T Mike Otto, G Deuce Lutui, WR Lavelle Hawkins, DE Scott Solomon.

Vikings: G Mark Asper, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Michael Jenkins, LB Marvin Mitchell, QB Christian Ponder, S Mistral Raymond, DE D'Aundre Reed, DB Andrew Sendejo, WR Jarius Wright.

Denver at New England

Broncos: QB Caleb Hanie, RB Knowshon Moreno, S Duke Ihenacho, LB Steven Johnson, C C.J. Davis, TE Julius Thomas, DT Sealver Siliga.

Patriots: WR Julian Edelman, S Steve Gregory, LB Dont’a Hightower, TE Aaron Hernandez, Tennant, TE Michael Hoomanawanui, DE Jake Bequette.

Buffalo at San Francisco

Bills: QB Tarvaris Jackson, RB Johnny White, S Delano Howell, LB Kirk Morrison, G Kraig Urbik, T Cordy Glenn, DT Spencer Johnson.

49ers: QB Scott Tolzien, WR A.J. Jenkins, RB LaMichael James, S Trenton Robinson, RB Brandon Jacobs, G Joe Looney, NT Ian Williams.

Miami at Cincinnati

Dolphins: QB Pat Devlin, WR Jabar Gaffney, CB Richard Marshall, OT Will Yeatman, TE Michael Egnew, WR Rishard Matthews.

Bengals: CB Jason Allen, CB ‘Dre Kirkpatrick, S George Iloka, DT Brandon Thompson, WR Marvin Jones, WR Robert Whalen, TE Richard Quinn.

Green Bay at Indianapolis

Packers: WR Jarrett Boykin, S Sean Richardson, CB Davon House, RB James Starks, LB Terrell Manning, DT Mike Daniels, WR Greg Jennings.

Colts: QB Chandler Harnish, CB Justin King, CB Vontae Davis, RB Mewelde Moore, LB Pat Angerer, G Seth Olsen, G Joe Reitz.

Baltimore at Kansas City

Ravens: CB Asa Jackson, S Christian Thompson, T Jah Reid, TE Billy Bajema, DE DeAngelo Tyson, LB Sergio Kindle, DT Bryan Hall.

Chiefs: QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Devon Wylie, S Kendrick Lewis, CB Jalil Brown, RB Peyton Hillis, DE Glenn Dorsey, DL Ropati Pitoitua.

Atlanta at Washington

Falcons: QB Dominique Davis, CB Terrance Johnson, FB Lousaka Polite, T Lamar Holmes, TE Michael Palmer, DE Jonathan Massaquoi, DE Cliff Matthews.

Redskins: WR Dezmon Briscoe, G Josh LeRibeus, G Adam Gettis, LB Markus White, QB Rex Grossman, S Brandon Meriweather, CB Cedric Griffin.

Cleveland at NY Giants

Browns: QB Thaddeus Lewis, WR Mohamed Massaquei,  RB Brandon Jackson, OL Ryan Miller, WR Travis Benjamin, TE Alex Smith.

Giants: S Kenny Phillips, WR Hakeem Nicks, WR Ramses Barden, DT Rocky Bernard, CB Jayron Hosley, T David Diehl, LB Keith Rivers.

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

Eagles: QB Trent Edwards, WR Riley Cooper, RB Chris Polk, LB Akeem Jordan, G Steve Vallos, DE Vinny Curry, T Nate Menkin.

Steelers: QB Charlie Batch, FS Robert Golden, RB Jonathan Dwyer, OLB Adrian Robinson, G Kevin Beachum, LB David Johnson, NT Alameda Ta’amu.

Thursday Night Football

Arizona at St. Louis

Cardinals: QB John Skelton, RB LaRod Stephens-Howling, FB Reagan Maui'a, G Senio Kelemete, WR LaRon Byrd, TE Jim Dray, TE Todd Heap. 

Rams: DE Eugene Sims, T Rodger Saffold, QB Austin Davis, WR Steve Smith, S Matt Daniels, RB Terrance Ganaway, DT Matt Conrath.

Check back for more on the National Football League as it comes, and don’t miss Bleacher Report’s NFL page to get your fill of all things football.


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