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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Thursday news and notes

Steve McNair, QB, Tennessee. McNair returned to practice Thursday with his sore right foot, but was limited. McNair should play Sunday, but beware.

Drew Bennett, WR, Tennessee. Bennett (foot) was back at practice Thursday. Get him in the lineup.

Chris Brown, RB, Tennessee. With Travis Henry out for four games on suspension, Brown will get all of the carries. Rookie Damien Nash, a fifth-round draft pick, will back Brown up.

Roscoe Parrish, WR, Buffalo. Parrish is out indefinitely with a wrist injury. Because of J.P. Losman's struggles, though, no Bills wide receivers should be starting. So Parrish's injury is no big deal.

Bubba Franks, TE, Green Bay. Franks, who missed last week's game with a knee injury, was limited in practice Thursday. Don't bet on him playing this week.

John Hall, PK, Washington. Hall (quad) is very questionable to kick for the Redskins this week.

Arnaz Battle, WR, San Francisco. Battle (Knee) didn't practice for the second day in a row Thursday and was downgraded to question. Bench him.

Joe Horn, WR, New Orleans. Horn was limited in practice Thursday with a sore hamstring, but should play Sunday.

Rudi Johnson, RB, Cincinnati. After sitting out Wednesday, Johnson was back Thursday.

Steven Jackson, RB, St. Louis. Jackson has been limited in practice this week, but should play. Don't expect a big game, though.

Cadillac Williams, RB, Tampa Bay. The Bucs rested Williams and his sore foot Thursday, but he'll play Sunday.

Donovan McNabb, QB, Philadelphia. McNabb was back at practice Thursday.

Terrell Owens, WR, Philadelphia. Owens was back at practice Thursday.

Rod Smith, WR, Denver. Smith (concussion) practiced Wednesday and Thursday. He should be OK to play Sunday.

Issac Bruce, WR, St. Louis. Don't expect Bruce to play Sunday. Kevin Curtis will start opposite Torry Holt, with Shaun McDonald serving as the third receiver.

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