NFC East: Paul Fanaika

Looks like Landry will miss his first game

December, 31, 2009
For the second consecutive day, Redskins safety LaRon Landry was held out of practice for a minor concussion. Coach Jim Zorn indicated that he'll likely hold Landry out of the Chargers game. It would be the first missed game of Landry's career.

Devin Thomas (ankle) and Albert Haynesworth (ankle) also missed Thursday's practice, and Rocky McIntosh was limited because of a back injury. Zorn said he hasn't made a decision on who will replace Mike Williams at right guard. The immortal Paul Fanaika spent some time working with the first-team offense Thursday but Edwin Williams will also be in the mix.

Quarterback Jason Campbell, who has too many injuries to list, will continue to run for his life this week.

Giants' CB Ross is inactive

December, 21, 2009
LANDOVER, Md. -- Giants cornerback Aaron Ross is out for tonight's game against the Redskins. We knew starting cornerback Corey Webster (knee) wasn't going to play but the Giants were holding out hope Ross (hamstring) would be able to go.

With Webster out, either Bruce Johnson or Kevin Dockery will start at cornerback opposite Terrell Thomas. Michael Johnson and Aaron Rouse will be the starting safeties. Here are the Giants' other inactives: Ramses Barden, D.J. Ware, Adam Koets, Kareem McKenzie, Sinorice Moss and Darcy Johnson.

The biggest surprise for the Skins is that defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin is inactive. That makes room for offensive tackle William Robinson to be active. Here are the rest of the Redskins' inactives: Emergency QB Richard Bartel, Kevin Barnes, Edwin Williams, Alvin Bowen, Curtis Gatewood, Paul Fanaika and Marko Mitchell.

Breaking practice squad news: Eagles add four

September, 6, 2009

Posted by's Matt Mosley

The Philadelphia Eagles have added four players to their practice squad: WR Danny Amendola, G Paul Fanaika, G Mike Gibson, TE Rob Myers.

Amendola turned some heads during the preseason, but for now he's better off on the scout team. Fanaika's a seventh-round pick out of Arizona State. Pretty powerful guy, but he needs time to develop. Spent too much time on the ground during his three years as a starter for Arizona State.

Mike Gibson was a sixth-round pick who played right and left tackle at Cal. The Eagles like his toughness. He played through a torn labrum in '06, refusing to have surgery until after the season. The Eagles have four more spots to fill on the practice squad, although they're not required to fill all of those.