Friday, November 2, 2012
NFC East Friday injury rundown
By Dan Graziano
Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta
Running back DeMarco Murray is officially out for the third game in a row with a sprained foot, while backup running back Felix Jones is listed as probable after missing a good amount of practice time because of a neck injury. Still a chance you could see some Phillip Tanner on Sunday night in Atlanta.
Wide receivers Dez Bryant (hip) and Kevin Ogletree (hamstring) are listed as questionable. Bryant has not practiced all week.
Linebacker Dan Connor, center Phil Costa and defensive end Sean Lissemore are all out for the game. Newly acquired veteran Ernie Sims replaces Connor at the inside linebacker position that belonged to Sean Lee before his injury.
New York Giants vs. Steelers
Running back Ahmad Bradshaw is listed as questionable with a foot injury after missing practice Wednesday and Friday, and practicing on a limited basis Thursday. If he can't go, Andre Brown likely would see a full running back workload in his place.
Linebacker Keith Rivers is doubtful with a calf injury, and starting middle linebacker Chase Blackburn has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Linebacker Jacquian Williams is also out because of a knee injury. Mark Herzlich will get the start at middle linebacker in place of Blackburn, and with safety Kenny Phillips back from his knee injury, the Giants could use more three-safety sets with Phillips, Antrel Rolle and NFC Defensive Player of the Week Stevie Brown.
Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans (Mon.)
Safety Nate Allen missed practice Friday with a hamstring injury. If he can't go Monday night, David Sims would replace him. Right guard Danny Watkins and wide receiver/punt returner Mardy Gilyard are the only other Eagles who missed practice. Watkins is likely to miss a second straight game with an ankle injury. Gilyard has been ruled out for the game, meaning Damaris Johnson is likely to be active and serve as the punt returner.
Washington Redskins vs. Panthers
Safety Brandon Meriweather had hoped he might be able to make his Redskins debut this week, but he has once again been ruled out, as has wide receiver Pierre Garcon. The Redskins are off in Week 10 and will reassess the status of both of those players during and after the bye week.
Inside linebacker Perry Riley is questionable with a hamstring injury and would be a tough loss for an already banged-up Redskins defense. He has been one of its best players this year.