Friday, October 26, 2012
Friday injury update: Fletcher practices
By Dan Graziano
Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher missed practice Wednesday and Thursday because of a hamstring injury and balance problems he's been having. But he returned to practice Friday and it appears his streak of 231 consecutive games played -- the longest among active players -- stands a good chance to continue Sunday. The Redskins officially listed Fletcher as questionable, and coach Mike Shanahan said the decision on whether he'd play would be based on how he feels over the next 48 hours. But they are encouraged.
Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (foot) and safety Brandon Meriweather (knee) have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh
In other NFC East injury news ...
New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw was a limited practice participant Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday because of his foot injury. The Giants are listing him as questionable, and he says he's "good," but we'll know more about his chances when we see whether he makes the flight to Dallas on Saturday.
The Giants list safety Kenny Phillips and defensive tackle Rocky Bernard as doubtful after Phillips practiced on a limited basis this week. I wouldn't expect to see either (hence, "doubtful"), but you never know. Linebacker Jacquian Williams is officially out for the game with a knee injury. Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and center David Baas are probable.
Philadelphia Eagles right guard Danny Watkins missed practice with an ankle injury and is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Dennis Kelly would play in his place. Eagles coach Andy Reid called Watkins' injury "chronic" and says he's had it for years, which offers further ammunition to those who already questioned the wisdom of using a first-round pick on a 26-year-old Canadian firefighter who plays guard.
All other Eagles practiced in full, though defensive end Phillip Hunt is listed as questionable with a calf injury.
For the Dallas Cowboys, running back DeMarco Murray will miss his second game in a row because of a foot injury, and backup Felix Jones is questionable with a knee injury. The sense is that Jones will play, but how much and how well remains to be seen. Could be a chance for Phillip Tanner to show his stuff.
Center Phil Costa and defensive end Sean Lissemore are listed as out for the game. Linebacker DeMarcus Ware missed the past three days of practice because of an illness, but he's listed as probable and should play.