Our calendar says it’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to crush your hopes and dreams with the worst of the injury report again.
The first item on today’s death list is actually a cheerful one. Or if you despise the wide receiver diva it’s depressing. Your call.
1. Drew Rosenhaus says that we’re about to witness the triumphant return of Terrell Owens because he’s ready to play this Sunday. Now all he needs is a team.
2. Old man Earnest Graham had 109 rushing yards on 17 carries last week during Tampa Bay’s win over New Orleans. That’s good, because LeGarrette Blount still isn’t practicing.
3. Mike Wallace’s hamstring injury was initially thought to be a minor strain, but he missed practice today. It’s still early in the week, and a player’s status is usually determined by his participation level in practice on Thursday and Friday. But this is very worrisome for fantasy owners hoping for some juicy numbers from Wallace against a young and inexperienced Arizona secondary.
4. We all know that Brandon Marshall is a weird dude, but the mental image of him sitting quietly by himself underneath the goalposts while his teammates practice is a little too disturbing even by Marshall standards. The Dolphins receiver sat out today’s practice with an undisclosed injury, and he may or may not have been joined under those lonesome goalposts by Reggie Bush, who didn’t practice today either after suffering a neck injury Monday night. Both players are still expected to play against the Broncos Sunday
5. Another injury with significant fantasy implications is Greg Olsen’s battle with turf toe, especially for Vernon Davis owners who have stashed Olsen on their bench, hoping to using him this week during San Francisco’s bye.
6. Joseph Addai is getting better, but getting better isn’t good enough. We’ll likely see a platoon between Delone Carter and Donald Brown for at least one more week in the Colts’ backfield.
7. The Browns are being cautious with Peyton Hillis and his strained hamstring. Head coach Pat Shurmur said Hillis’ status for Sunday is uncertain.
8. Adam Schefter is wrong about as often as Nostradamus, but earlier today Schefter told us not to worry about Sam Bradford this week, and then Bradford wasn’t at Wednesday’s practice because his foot was still in a boot and the Rams wanted him to keep it elevated.