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NFL Quick Hits (Sep 17th)

Kevin Roberts@BreakingKevinSenior Writer ISeptember 17, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 19:  Wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez  #11 of the Indianapolis Colts carries the ball after a catch against the Green Bay Packers on October 19, 2008 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin. The Packers won 34-14.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Colts' Anthony Gonzalez Eyeing Week Seven Return

Whew.

Peyton Manning and Gonzalez owners can breathe a collective sigh of relief. While it's great news that Gonzalez is officially coming back in 2009, losing him for the next six weeks hurts the Colts offense.

Not to mention leaves a hole in your receiving corps. If you only had the mini-Gonzo as a WR3 you should be able to recover just fine. Anything more, and you could be in the position Indy is is.

Austin Collie and Pierre Garcon are top considerations to replace him in Indianapolis.

Paul Posluszny Out Indefinitely With Arm Injury

Posluszny broke his left arm in Monday night's action and had surgery to repair it on Tuesday.

While it's a big loss and "Puz" will miss significant time, it's not season-ending, and a speedy recovery is hopeful.

Dick Jauron is taking the conservative approach and guessing on a return around mid-season, but arm injuries are fairly easy to come back from, especially as a linebacker. Posluszny is a tough beast too, so you can expect him back before week eight.

Kevin Kolb to Start for Eagles if Donovan McNabb Can't

It's beginning to be old news, but Andy Reid wants everyone to know how he's "rolling" with his quarterback depth chart.

Eliminating any mixed signals from the Jeff Garcia signing probably isn't a bad thing.

Regardless of who starts this Sunday, neither Kolb or McNabb make particularly sexy starts against an improved Saints defense that picked off Matthew Stafford three times.

Kolb is healthy, but reportedly could be yanked in favor of either McNabb or Garcia if he's ineffective. The same could apply to McNabb if he does indeed start, with his injury being the main concern. Keep away from Eagles quarterback this week.

LaDainian Tomlinson Doesn't Practice, Wears Boot

A boot is only a good sign if you're a pirate or a cowboy.

LT is neither, at least to the best of our knowledge.

Regardless, even a completely healthy LT isn't a terrific play against the Baltimore Ravens, while Darren Sproles still looks to carve into his carries, as well.

If you can stay clear of Tomlinson for the week and do as the Chargers do; wait for him to get healthy.

Saints' Pierre Thomas Practices, Still Questionable

Thomas did complete a full practice with the Saints on Wednesday, but did so with a "heavy brace".

Not exactly what you want to hear.

The Saints have good depth at running back, and after Mike Bell's huge game against the Lions, they're unlikely to rush Thomas back.

As reported before, even if he does play on Sunday, he's almost guaranteed to see a three-way timeshare with Bell and Reggie Bush.

"Hold Your Horses", Darren Sproles Not a Feature Back

While speculation is a fun experiment, it doesn't always bring out the truth.

Despite Sproles being used more in the passing game and late in the game on Monday night, reports have the reason having more to do with LaDainian Tomlinson's ankle injury, rather than a passing of the torch.

This gives a good amount of value back to LT, as well as some confidence back to his owners. LT is still questionable for Sunday's action, and if he does miss the game, Sproles is expected to split carries with Michael Bennett.

New York Jets and Eric Mangini Fined $75,000

Jets GM Mike Tannenbuam was fined 25,000, while Mangini, now with Cleveland, was fined the same amount. The report did not disclose who was specifically fined the remaining 25,000.

The Jets failed to report Brett Favre's arm injury during the stretch run last season, and have been under scrutiny of the league since Favre released the information.

This should equate to the Favre/Jets relationship officially coming to a close.

For all other Fantasy injury and status updates, visit www.theredzonereport.com

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