The injuries that matter most
December, 14, 2012
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com
The Friday injury reports are out and there are some significant injuries all around the division. Let's take a look:
- Four members of the Atlanta Falcons are listed as questionable and the list is highlighted by receiver Roddy White (knee), who has not practiced this week. Safety William Moore (hamstring) also did not practice Friday and is listed as questionable. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (ribs) and receiver Harry Douglas (ribs) also are listed as questionable, but they practiced on a limited basis Friday.
- The Carolina Panthers has declared three starters out for Sunday’s game at San Diego. Running back Jonathan Stewart (ankle), defensive tackle Dwan Edwards (wrist) and center Geoff Hangartner (foot) are not making the trip. Jeff Byers is expected to move into Hangartner’s spot in the starting lineup. Receiver Brandon LaFell (toe) and linebacker James Anderson (back) are listed as questionable.
- The New Orleans Saints said Zach Strief and Charles Brown will not play Sunday. That likely means William Robinson will start at right tackle. Safety Malcolm Jenkins, running back Chris Ivory and cornerback Corey White also are listed as out. Fullback Jed Collins is questionable.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers might be the division’s healthiest team entering the weekend. Cornerback LeQuan Lewis (knee) and defensive end Da'Quan Bowers (hamstring) are listed as questionable. No other member of the Buccaneers is listed as anything less than probable.