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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Monday wrap/Tuesday news

Sorry blogger fans - both of you - about not blogging Monday. I was tied up with the Steelers game and had a couple of things to do during the day.
So today's blog will be a Monday-Tuesday combination.

Daunte Culpepper, QB, Minnesota. The big news for the weekend was that Culpepper's season came to an end with multiple torn knee ligaments at Carolina. This is probably good news for his owners, who had to suffer through his up-and-down performances this year. Brad Johnson takes over the pitiful Minnesota offense.

Bobby Engram, WR, Seattle. Engram didn't practice Monday, but has vowed to be ready to return to play Sunday at Arizona. He's been out for some time, though, so I'll keep an eye on the situation.

Anquan Boldin, WR, Arizona. Boldin injured his right knee at Dallas Sunday, but it is nothing more than a bone contusion, not a cartilage tear like the one that sidelined him last season.

Mrk Bradley, WR, Chicago. Just when the rookie was looking like he might be a valuable fatasy pickup, he was lost for the season with a torn ACL. Justin Gage picks up the slack.

Thomas Jones, RB, Chicago. Jones missed the final three series of Sunday's win over Detroit with bruised ribs, with Adrian Peterson getting the bulk of the carries in his place. But beware, Cedric Benson also got a look and had 35 yards on three carries in overtime. He could start stealing attempts away.

Patrick Pass, RB, New England. Pass pulled his hamstring early in the Pats win over Buffalo, forcing the team to go back to injured starter Corey Dillon. Dillon responded well and should be ready to get back in the lineup. Maybe the injury to Pass was the prodding Dillon needed to get back in there.

Torry Holt, WR, St. Louis. Holt tested his injured knee Monday and said he plans on returning after the team's bye this week. Issac Bruce, however, remains highly questionable with his turf toe, an injury that coule end his career.

Marc Bulger, QB, St. Louis. Ditto for Bulger, who played catch yesterday with Holt, testing his bruised shoulder.

Stephen Davis, RB, Carolina. Davis should be OK after getting a scare against Minnesota when 340-pound defensive tackle Pat Williams fell on his surgically repaired knee. Davis said the fall broke up some scar tissue and he should be OK to play this week.

Robert Ferguson, WR, Green Bay. Despite being listed as out for the next month or so, Ferguson plans to test his sprained lateral collateral ligament in his left knee in hopes of playing against the steelers Sunday. I'll keep an eye on the situation.

Tyrone Calico, WR, Tennessee. The already depleted Titans WR corps may be without Calico, who injured his right calf Sunday and experienced some swelling.

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers. Roethlisberger has a strained knee and had an MRI Tuesday. He played through the injury Monday night against Baltimore and should be OK to go against Green Bay Sunday.

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