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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Mid-week news

Wide receiver Terrell Owens, quarterback Donovan McNabb and placekicker David Akers missed practice Wednesday for the Eagles. McNabb, who was already nursing a sore chest, strained his groin in the first half against San Francisco. He should be OK. Owens has an abdominal injury, but should also be fine to play Sunday against Oakland. Akers injured his hamstring and was unable to kick after the injury in a win over San Francisco Sunday. Bench him this weekend.

Minnesota receiver Nate Burleson, already a disappointment, will likely miss the Vikings' game at home against New Orleans with a sprained knee. He is listed as doubtful to play.

Atlanta QB Michael Vick has a sore left hamstring and may not practice this week, but is expected to start this weekend. Given that Vick's game is scrambling around to make plays, however, bench him if you have another option.

Jets running back Curtis Martin skipped practice Wednesday with a bruised knee, but should be OK to play Sunday. Martin has missed precious few games in his career and likely won't start missing them now.

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