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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Thursday news and notes

Tennessee running back Chris Brown (concussion) practiced sparingly Thursday. He's not a good start this week, however.

Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick practiced Thursday and was upgraded to probable to play this week. You can feel a little better about starting him this week.

As expected, Jets running back Curtis Martin practiced Thursday and will play Sunday.

Jacksonville quarterback Byron Leftwich (groin) practiced Thursday and will play Sunday against the Jets.

Carolina running back Stephen Davis (neck) practiced Thursday and will play Sunday against Miami.

San Francisco tight end Eric Johnson was placed on injured reserve with a torn tendon in his foot and will be out for the season.

Green Bay tight end Bubba Franks (knee) did not practice Thursday and likely won't play Sunday for the Packers.

After sitting out practice Wednesday, Tampa Bay running back Carnell Williams returned to practice Thursday. Get the NFL's rushing leader in your lineup.

Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb (chest) and receiver Terrell Owens (abdomen) returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday.

Philadelphia placekicker David Akers practiced a little Thursday, but is still not a strong start Sunday.

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