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Thursday, November 25, 2010
Checking injuries that matter most

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- I'll be covering the game between the Saints and Cowboys later this afternoon. But the other three NFC South teams issued their Thursday injury reports early.

So let's take a look at the injuries that matter most elsewhere in the division.

Panthers. Rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen practiced for the second straight day as he attempts to come back from a concussion. But coach John Fox wouldn't say for certain if Clausen will play, or start, Sunday against Cleveland. If Clausen is healthy, he almost certainly will start because Brian St. Pierre was limited in practice for the second straight day. The only other options are rookie Tony Pike and practice-squad player Keith Null, who joined the team earlier this week.

Buccaneers. Tampa Bay is very healthy as it gets ready for Sunday's game at Baltimore. Defensive end Kyle Moore was the only player who didn't participate in Thursday's practice.

Falcons. Defensive end John Abraham, who sat out with a groin injury last week, practiced on a limited basis. Receiver Roddy White (knee) also was limited.