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Monday, November 21, 2005

Week 11 follow-up

Donovan McNabb, QB, Philadelphia. Just in time for the playoffs McNabb has decided to have surgery to repair his sports hernia and will be done for the year. Happy Thanksgiving. Mike McMahon will continue to start for the Eagles.

Marc Bulger, QB, St. Louis. Bulger is out again with a shoulder injury and concussion Sunday and will be out for at least a couple of weeks. It's the same injury that sidelined him earlier this season.

Brooks Bollinger, QB, Jets. Bollinger will start Sunday against New Orleans after being knocked out of Sunday's game with a concussion. Bollinger's not a recommended starter, however, even against the Saints.

Jamal Lewis, RB, Baltimore. Lewis is going to start losing carries to Chester Taylor. With Lewis a free agent at the end of the season, the team wants to see if Taylor can be a feature back.

Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego. gates suffered a sprained foot in the win over Buffalo, but said he plans to try to play this week. I wouldn't count on that, but he won't be out long-term, which is good news.

Cadillac Williams, RB, Tampa Bay. The Cadillac was back in good form against Atlanta Sunday. He's still not 100 percent, but that game should help his confidence.

Tatum Bell, RB, Denver. Bell injured his shoulder against the Jets, but head coach Mike Shanahan said Bell should be OK to play Thursday at Dallas. Wait and see.

Fred Taylor, RB, Jacksonville. Taylor's attempted comeback Sunday didn't last long as he left in the third quarter with a bruised thigh. Taylor's talent has never been questioned. His toughness, however, is lacking. Backup Greg Jones should be a solid play at Arizona.

Tiki Barber, RB, Giants. Barber injured his foot Sunday, but appears to be OK.

James Thrash, WR, Washington. Already missing David Patten, the Redskins lost another wideout when Thrash pulled his hamstring Sunday.

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