Yes, watch for flying shoulder pads, kids. Vince Young is probably going to be a starting NFL quarterback again for at least one week.
1. That’s because Michael Vick has been ruled out, according to a report earlier today from the Wilmington News Journal. Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg are still hoping Vick can play, but at this point after Vick’s missed practice all week that’s likely just an attempt to play mind games with the Giants.
2. On the other sideline in that game, the Giants will be without Ahmad Bradshaw and likely Michael Boley for another week, but Justin Tuck should be OK after a teammate stepped on his foot yesterday in practice.
4. Stevie Johnson was on the practice field again today in Buffalo, but head coach Chan Gailey said it’s still too early to determine if a shoulder injury will force him to miss Sunday’s game against Miami.
5. And now it’s time for bad wide receiver news, starting with Jeremy Maclin, who’s listed as questionable along with Vick. This is a very Belichickian questionable, though, and not the conventional kind of questionable that still leaves room for hope.
6. It’s still not looking good for Julio Jones either after he missed practice for a third straight day.
7. A.J. Green‘s odds of playing are even slimmer. The rookie wideout is officially listed as doubtful, making Jerome Simpson the top receiver for Andy Dalton in a key divisional matchup against the Ravens.
8. Time for the daily San Diego report. Antonio Garay practiced for the first time this week, and Antonio Gates returned too. But Malcom Floyd and Shaun Philips were still missing, and Floyd has been ruled out for the third straight week.
9. Montario Hardesty was restricted to individual workouts Friday because of his calf injury, and he’ll be a game-time decision. Gamblers will place a sawbuck on anything, but please, do not bet on the Browns/Jags game. You’ll actually have to watch it.