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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Thursday news and notes

Braylon Edwards. WR, Cleveland. Edwards was released from a Cleveland hospital Wednesday after being there for a week to battle a staph infection. He's out at least four weeks.

Darrell Jackson, WR, Seattle. Jackson could be out longer than the six weeks the team initially expected with his torn meniscus in his knee. During surgery to repair the damage, doctors found the condition was worse than showed up on the MRI. Joe Jurevicious takes his place in the lineup.

Kelly Holcomb, QB, Buffalo. Though there has been no official announcement, it appears Holcomb will make his second start for the Bills this week.

Rudi Johnson, RB, Cincinnati. Johnson returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. Still, Chris Perry appears to be getting more carries, lowing Johnson's value.

Fred Taylor, RB, Jacksonville. Taylor missed practice Thursday with an ankle injury and was downgraded from probable to questionable.

Ricky Williams, RB, Miami. Williams returned to practice this week after his four-week suspension. He'll back up Ronnie Brown and likely get about 10 carries.

Joe Horn, WR, New Orleans. Horn took reps for the second consecutive day and looks like he'll play this week after missing two games.

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers. Roethlisberger jogged and threw a few passes Thursday, but appears unlikely to play Sunday against Jacksonville. It looks like Tommy Maddox will get the start. Maddox was upgraded to probable with a calf injury.

Hines Ward, WR, Steelers. Ward didn't practice again Thursday, but will still likely play.

Carnell Williams, RB, Tampa Bay. Williams completed a full practice Thursday.

Nate Burleson, WR, Minnesota. Burleson was ruled out of Sunday's game with his sprained knee and sore shoulder.

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