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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Mid-week news

Neil Rackers, PK, Arizona. Bad news for thos lucky Rackers owners out there. The NFL's best most valuable kicker this season injured his left calf in practice Thursday and the team is scrambling to look for a replacement. Rackers is questionable to play this week, just in time for the fantasy playoffs.

Brandon Jones, WR, Tennessee. Jones, Tennessee's talented rookie receiver, is done for the season after tearing an ACL Sunday against San Francisco.

Trent Dilfer, QB, Cleveland. Dilfer returned to practice Thursday and should be ready to play against Jacksonville.

James Thrash, WR, Washington. Thrash was downgraded to out for Sunday because of a hamstring problem.

J.J. Arrington, RB, Arizona. Marvel Shipp is doubtful with a neck injury meaning Arrington, who has had a disappointing rookie seaosn, should get 15 or so carries this week against San Francisco.

Chester Taylor, RB, Baltimore. Taylor sat out Wednesday and is questionable to play this week.

Jeff Garcia, QB, Detroit. Garcia was back at practice Wednesday and is expected to start this week against Minnesota.

Fred Taylor, RB, Jacksonville. It looks like Taylor will be back this week after returning to practice Wednesday.

Marty Booker, WR, Miami. Booker missed practice Wednesday and is questionable to play Sunday.

Corey Dillon, RB, New England. Dillon missed some reps at practice Wednesday and will likely be a gametime decision Sunday. The Pats are never forthcoming with information. Running back Mike Cloud was released by the team, meaning the team likely feels Dillon will be ready.

Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco. Gore has a hip problem that could keep him out the rest of the season.

Jamie Martin. QB, St. Louis. Martin sat out practice Wednesday and is questionable with a concussion. Ryan Fitzpatrick could get his first NFL start Sunday against Washington.

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