The biggest news on the injury front is that the Bears will be without Jay Cutler. He took a beating at the hands of the New York Giants last week, who had xx sacks. He suffered a concussion and is out for this week, meaning Todd Collins will get the start. Carolina receiver Steve Smith (ankle) is questionable to play this week
Jacksonville at Buffalo: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew has a sore ankle, but was able to participate fully in practice and will play Sunday. Buffalo linebacker Andra Davis (shoulder) who missed last week will be back this week.
Denver at Baltimore: Denver’s Champ Bailey did not practice, but it was not injury related. Baltimore’s Ray Rice reported no problems with his hip after last game was able to fully participate in practice.
Kansas City at Indianapolis: Coming off a bye week, the Chiefs are in pretty good shape health wise. Defensive end Tyson Jackson (knee) was limited in practice. The Colts will get receiver Pierre Garcon (hamstring) back this week. But Anthony Gonzalez was still not able to practice. And, Austin Collie (foot) did not practice.
Green Bay at Washington: Green Bay linebacker Nick Barnett will require wrist surgery and is out. Redskins running back Clinton Portis (groin) is out for this week’s game.
St. Louis at Detroit: Rams running back Steven Jackson (groin) is reported as improving and did more work in practice than he has been able to in the past two weeks and is expected to play. Detroit running back Jahvid Best was limited in practice and is probable to play.
Tampa Bay at Cincinnati: Bucs tight end Kellen Winslow (knee) was able to practice. Bengals cornerback Johnathan Joseph (forearm) left last week’s game, but was to practice and is expected to play.
Atlanta at Cleveland: Falcons receiver Michael Jenkins (shoulder) was limited in practice. Cleveland quarterback Jake Delhomme (ankle) was limited in practice, but said he was encouraged by his progress and will likely make his return to the starting lineup.
New York Giants at Houston: Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw reported says he feels 100 percent and will play. But he has not participated in practice Wednesday or Thursday. Defensive end Osi Umenyiora was limited in practice. For the Texans, receiver Andre Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice, but the Texans are saying he will be a game-time decision as to whether he can play.
New Orleans at Arizona: Running back Pierre Thomas (ankle) did not participate in practice, but coach Sean Payton reported to say he is optimistic that he will play Sunday. Already without Reggie Bush to a broken fibula, the Saints cannot afford to lose more running backs. Arizona receiver Steve Breaston (knee) did not participate in practice.
Tennessee at Dallas: Titans receiver Justin Gage (hamstring) did not participate. Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (ribs) and tight end Jason Witten (knee) were able to fully participate.
San Diego at Oakland: Oakland quarterback Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) has been limited in practice, but the team reports he will play Sunday. Running backs Darren McFadden (hamstring) and Michael Bennett (hamstring) did not practice.
Philadelphia at San Francisco: Michael Vick is out for a week or two, forcing the Eagles to play Kevin Kolb at quarterback. Cornerback Asante Samuel (concussion) was out of practice, but the team reports he should play Sunday.
Miami at New York Jets: Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) was limited in practice. Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis practiced and coach Rex Ryan reported as saying his optimistic that he will be available Monday night.