AFC East Week 1 injury report

September, 7, 2012
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Here is the final Week 1 injury report for the AFC East:

Buffalo Bills at New York Jets, 1 p.m. ET Sunday

Bills

Out: CB Ron Brooks (foot)

Questionable: WR Steve Johnson (groin)

Probable: G Kraig Urbik (back), WR Brad Smith (groin)

Jets

Out: S Eric Smith (hip, knee), OL Dennis Landolt (knee)

Questionable: DT Sione Pouha (low back), DT Mike Devito (calf), TE Dustin Keller (hamstring)

Probable: WR Chaz Schilens (ankle), WR Santonio Holmes (ribs), DE Ellis Lankster (quad), LB David Harris (ankle), S Josh Bush (concussion), LB Nick Bellore (shoulder), RB Joe McKnight (hamstring), WR Stephen Hill (calf), G Brandon Moore (hip), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle), S LaRon Landry (heel)

Analysis: The questionable players are key. Steve Johnson says he will play through his groin injury Sunday. The Bills need Johnson badly, because he's their only proven receiver. For the Jets, Sione Pouha is most likely to sit with a bad back. Mike Devito and Dustin Keller are both expected to tough it out against the Bills.

Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans, Sunday at 1 p.m. ET

Dolphins

Questionable: DL Tony McDaniel (knee/toes)

Probable: WR Brian Hartline (calf), G John Jerry (ankle), LT Jake Long (knee), LB Koa Misi (back), LB Jason Trusnik (ankle), DE Derrick Shelby (shoulder)

Texans

Questionable: RB Arian Foster (knee), LB Brooks Reed (hip), LB Brian Braman (hamstring)

Probable: DE J.J. Watt (elbow), RB Ben Tate (head), C Chris Myers (knee), WR Andre Johnson (chest), TE Owen Daniels (illness), LB Brian Cushing (ribs), NT Shaun Cody (back/ankle), S Shiloh Keo (neck)

Analysis: The biggest injury here is to Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster. Texans coach Gary Kubiak says Foster will be a game-time decision, but it sounds like Foster could play. Reed also is a solid player on the mend. The Dolphins are pretty healthy. Left tackle Jake Long will be needed and is expected to play. Receiver Brian Hartline also has some ability and adds a reliable weapon to rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans, Sunday at 1 p.m. ET

Patriots

Out: RB Shane Vereen

Questionable: RT Sebastian Vollmer (back), CB Sterling Moore (knee), TE Daniel Fells (shin), CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring), OL Nick McDonald (shoulder)

Probable: S Patrick Chung (shoulder)

Titans

Out: OT Mike Otto (finger, knee)

Doubtful: DT Sen'Derrick Marks (knee)

Questionable: DE Scott Solomon (knee), DE Jurrell Casey (elbow), LB Zac Diles (hamstring)

Analysis: Sebastian Vollmer is the biggest name for the Patriots. The right tackle has battled injuries all offseason, but the Patriots need Vollmer to play to assist in protecting quarterback Tom Brady. Running back Shane Vereen has been missed the past couple of weeks and wasn’t expected to play in the opener. That puts the focus on starting tailback Stevan Ridley.

In case you missed it, here is our picks of who will win these Week 1 games. The AFC East blog is undefeated picking games so far (wink, wink).

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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