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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Weekend wrapup

Sorry for not having anything on Monday, but I was tied up in San Diego.
Here's what happened over a very busy weekend.

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers. Roethlisberger was injured while leading the Steelers to a comeback win over San Diego, but won't be out for the season. The best guess is that Roethlisberger, who has been diagnosed with a hyperextended knee and bone bruise, will sit out this weekend and return in two weeks at Cincinnati. Tommy Maddox will likely start in Roethlisberger's place.

Lee Suggs, RB, Cleveland. Suggs lasted all of one week in his return. He broke his thumb Sunday and will be out about a month.

Julius Jones, RB, Dallas. Jones is questionable to play this week because of an ankle injury. Tyson Thompson would take his place.

Deuce McAllister, RB, New Orleans. McAllister is out for the season with a torn ACL. Antowain Smith will get the bulk of the carries in his place. The Saints have also traded for Miami's Jesse Chatman.

Carnell Williams, RB, Tampa Bay. After sitting out last week at New York, Williams is probable to play this week.

Michael Vick, QB, Atlanta. After sitting out last week with his sore knee, Vick is optimistic about playing this week at Arizona.

Thomas Jones, RB, Chicago. Jones will sit this week with a knee injury. Cedric Benson will finally get a shot to prove he can be a full-time NFL running back.

Bubba Franks, TE, Green Bay. It looks like Franks will be out at least two more weeks with an MCL sprain.

Najeh Davenport, RB, Green Bay. Davenport was placed on the DL with a broken ankle. With Ahman Green also hurting, Reshard Lee could see more carries.

Braylon Edwards, WR, Cleveland. Edwards sat out this weekend when a serious infection in his arm required surgery. He could miss eight weeks because of the staph infection.

Roy Williams, WR, Detroit. Williams left Sunday's game with a strained quadriceps but is expected to play Sunday.

Andre Johnson, WR, Houston. Johnson suffered a pulled calf muscle. It has not yet been determined how much, if any, time he'll miss.

Nate Burleson, WR, Minnesota. Bureleson is expected to miss his third straight game with a knee injury. He also banged up his shoulder somehow, which is what head coach Mike Tice said is holding him back.

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