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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Tuesday news and notes

Donovan McNabb, QB, Philadelphia. McNabb took a beating in Monda night's improbable loss to Dallas and is likely out of Sunday's game against the Giants. He was replaced by Mike McMahon for Philadelphia's final possession, but Koy Detmer is the team's No. 2 quarterback. It's uncertain which one would replace McNabb against the Giants.

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh. It's looking more and more like Roethlisberger will play Sunday at Baltimore. If not, Tommy Maddox will make his second start of the season.

Bryant Johnson, WR, Arizona. Johnson likely won't play Sunday because of a sprained shoulder.

Anquan Boldin, WR, Arizona. Boldin will test his sore knee Wednesday and could be available this week against St. Louis.

Trent Dilfer, QB, Cleveland. Despite constant questions about his play, coach Romeo Crennel said Dilfer will continue to be the team's starter. Rookie Charlie Frye will get a shot sooner or later.

Gus Frerotte, QB, Miami. Frerotte injured his right index finger in Sunday's loss to New England and has a good deal of swelling. The finger is not broken, however.

Drew Bennett, WR, Tennessee. Bennett could be back at practice this week from his thumb surgery. Whether he plays against Jacksonville this week or returns next week remains to be seen.

Jeff Garcia, QB, Detroit. Despite the best game of his season, Joey Harrington will go back to the bench against Dallas this week if Jeff Garcia is healthy again according to head coach Steve Mariucci.

Willie Parker, RB, Pittsburgh. It looks like Parker will sit again this week because of an "ankle sprain." But Parker's injury seems to coincide with Duce Staley's strong running and head coach Bill Cowher doesn't want to rock the boat.

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