The NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a big injury to the Steelers Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu. The hard hitting safety may miss 3-6 weeks according to coaches speculation, with a sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee.
Here are other injuries around the NFL more relevant to the weekend matchups.
As reported per NFL guidelines Friday September 11
DALLAS COWBOYS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Out: CB Michael Hamlin (wrist), LB Curtis Johnson (hamstring), LB Jason Williams (ankle)
Questionable: QB Stephen McGee (knee)
Out: CB E.J. Biggers (shoulder)
Doubtful: TE John Gilmore (ankle), LB Adam Hayward (ankle)
Questionable: DE Kyle Moore (groin)
Probable: WR Antonio Bryant (knee), WR Michael Clayton (hamstring), DT Ryan Sims (not injury related)
Fantasy Considerations: For the Bucs, Bryant and Clayton both participated in full practice Wednesday and Friday, while being limited on Thursday.
DENVER BRONCOS at CINCINNATI BENGALS
Out: S Josh Barrett (shoulder), DT Le Kevin Smith (knee)
Questionable: WR Jabar Gaffney (finger), G Chris Kupar (ankle), RB Knowshon Moreno (knee), QB Kyle Orton (right finger), QB Chris Simms (ankle)
Probable: S Brian Dawkins (hand)
Out: CB David Jones (foot), T Andre Smith (foot)
Questionable: G Scott Kooistra (knee)
Probable: WR Chris Henry (thigh), QB Carson Palmer (ankle), S Roy Williams (thigh)
Fantasy Considerations: For the Broncos, Gaffney, Moreno and Orton have been limited in practice Wed-Fri.
For the Bengals, Henry did not participate in Thursday’s practice but he participated in full on practice Friday. For Palmer, he participated in full practice Wed-Fri.
DETROIT LIONS at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Doubtful: QB Drew Stanton (knee)
Questionable: CB Phillip Buchanon (neck), WR Yamon Figurs (finger), G Stephen Peterman (ankle)
Probable: K Jason Hanson (right knee), DE Jason Hunter (ribs), DT Grady Johnson (knee), WR Dennis Northcutt (hand)
Out: T Jamaal Brown (hernia), TE Darnell Dinkins (foot), RB Pierre Thomas (knee)
Probable: TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle), S Usama Young (shoulder)
Fantasy Considerations: For the Lions, Hanson and Northcutt were limited in practice Wed-Fri.
For the Saints, Thomas sat out practice Wed-Fri, Shockey did not participate on Friday.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Out: TE Zach Miller (knee)
Probable: DT Derek Landri (knee), T Tra Thomas (back)
Out: S Bob Sanders (knee), TE Tom Santi (ankle), CB Jamie Silva (abdomen)
Questionable: DT Fili Moala (knee)
Fantasy Considerations: For the Jags, Miller did not participate Wed-Fri.
For the Colts, Sanders and Santi did not participate Wed-Fri.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS at BALTIMORE RAVENS
Questionable: QB Matt Cassel (knee), WR Terrance Copper (hamstring), CB Brandon Flowers (shoulder)
Doubtful: TE L.J. Smith (hamstring)
Questionable: LB Dannell Ellerbe (knee)
Probable: LB Brandon Ayanbadejo (foot), DE Haloti Ngata (knee)
Fantasy Considerations: For the Chiefs, Cassel was limited in practice Wed-Fri. Copper was limited Thurs-Fri.
For the Ravens, Smith did not participate Wed-Fri. Ayanbadejo was limited Weds. But participated fully Thur-Fri. Ngata was limited Wed-Fri.
MIAMI DOLPHINS at ATLANTA FALCONS
Probable: CB Vontae Davis (knee)
Out: S William Moore (hamstring)
Probable: DE John Abraham (knee), DE Chauncey Davis (foot), LB Tony Gilbert (hamstring), C Todd McClure (calf), RB Jerious Norwood (knee), LS Mike Schneck (knee)
Fantasy Considerations: For the Falcons, Turner participated fully Wed-Fri.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS at CLEVELAND BROWNS
Out: LB Erin Henderson (calf)
Questionable: WR Bernard Berrian (hamstring)
Probable: TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand)
Out: G Rex Hadnot (knee)
Doubtful: RB Cedric Peerman (thigh)
Questionable: LB David Bowens (knee), RB Jerome Harrison (knee), DT Shaun Rogers (foot), CB Eric Wright (knee)
Probable: LB Alex Hall (shoulder), TE Steve Heiden (knee)
Fantasy Considerations: For the Vikes, Berrian was limited in practice Wed-Fri. Kleinsasser was limited Wed-Thurs, but participated fully on Friday.
For the Browns, Bowens, Harrison, Rogers, and Wright participated on a limited basis Wed-Fri. Peerman did not practice Wed-Fri. Heiden participated fully.
NEW YORK JETS at HOUSTON TEXANS
Questionable: DE Mike DeVito (hamstring)
Probable: QB Kellen Clemens (right elbow), RB Shonn Greene (ribs), TE Dustin Keller (toe), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle), WR Wallace Wright (knee)
Out: CB Jacques Reeves (fibula), CB Eugene Wilson (knee)
Questionable: DT Deljuan Robinson (calf), WR Kevin Walter (hamstring)
Probable: QB Matt Schaub (ankle)
Fantasy Considerations: For the Jets, DeVito was limited in practice Wed-Fri. Clemens, Greene, Thomas, Keller and Wright participated fully Wed-Fri.
For the Texans, Walter did not participate in practice Wed-Fri. Schaub participated fully Wed-Fri.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES at CAROLINA PANTHERS
Probable: T Shawn Andrews (back), G Todd Herremans (foot), LB Joe Mays (shoulder)
Out: C Nick Cole (knee), WR Kevin Curtis (knee), T King Dunlap (elbow), LB Moise Fokou (shoulder), DE Darren Howard (groin), T Winston Justice (shoulder), CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle), DT Mike Patterson (ankle), RB Leonard Weaver (knee), RB Brian Westbrook (knee), LB Tracy White (rib)
Questionable: S Chris Harris (knee), CB Sherrod Martin (knee)
Fantasy Considerations: For the Eagles, Westbrook was limited Fri. Curtis and Weaver participated fully Wed-Fri.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS at ARIZONA CARDINALS
Out: LB Ahmad Brooks (knee), WR Brandon Jones (shoulder)
Questionable: WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring), WR Early Doucet (ribs), QB Brian St. Pierre (back)
Probable: WR Steve Breaston (knee), WR Sean Morey (ribs), S Matt Ware (shoulder)
Fantasy Considerations: For the Cardinals, Boldin did not practice Wed and was limited Thurs-Fri. Morey was limited Wed-Fri. Breaston participated fully.
ST. LOUIS RAMS at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Out: S Craig Dahl (hamstring), T John Greco (wrist)
Questionable: LB Larry Grant (knee)
Probable: QB Marc Bulger (right finger)
Out: T Walter Jones (knee), C Chris Spencer (quadricep)
Doubtful: CB Travis Fisher (hamstring), DE Derek Walker (hamstring)
Questionable: WR Deion Branch (hamstring), S C.J. Wallace (rib)
Fantasy Considerations: For the Rams, Bulger was limited Wed-Thurs. participated fully on Friday. Gado was limited Wed, and participated fully Thurs.
For the Seahawks, Branch did not practice Wed-Fri.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS at NEW YORK GIANTS
Probable: CB Carlos Rogers (calf), T Mike Williams (ankle)
Out: CB Aaron Ross (hamstring)
Doubtful: T Adam Koets (ankle), LB Clint Sintim (groin)
Questionable: CB Kevin Dockery (hamstring)
CHICAGO BEARS at GREEN BAY PACKERS on Sunday night
Questionable: WR Devin Aromashodu (quadricep), CB Charles Tillman (back)
Probable: DT Israel Idonije (hamstring)
Doubtful: RB Brandon Jackson (ankle)
Questionable: CB Will Blackmon (quadricep), DT B.J. Raji (ankle)
Probable: QB Matt Flynn (right shoulder), S Aaron Rouse (hamstring)
Fantasy Considerations: For the Bears, Aromashodu was limited Thurs-Fri. Tillman participated Wed-Fri.
For the Packers, Jackson did not participate Wed-Fri. Raji did not participate Wed, but was limited Thurs-Fri.
BUFFALO BILLS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS on Monday night
Stay tuned for updates as the game approaches.
Out: TE Fine, Derek (Hamstring), CB Florence, Drayton (Knee)
Probable: DT Johnson, Spencer (Thigh)
Out: Slater, Matthew WR (Elbow)
Questionable: Edelman, Julian WR (Ankle) , OL Connolly, Dan (Back), DL Pryor, Myron (Calf), WR Welker, Wes (Knee), CB Wheatley, Terrence (Knee)
Probable: QB Brady, Tom (Right Shoulder), DB Lockett, Bret (Chest), RB Morris, Sammy (Finger), CB Springs, Shawn (Knee), TE Watson, Benjamin (Hamstring)
Fantasy Considerations: For the Patriots, Brady participated fully Thurs-Sat. Welker was limited Thurs-Sat. Morris was limited Thurs-Fri., and participated fully Sat.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS at OAKLAND RAIDERS on Monday night
Questionable: DT Jacques Cesaire (calf)
Probable: T Marcus McNeill (hand)
Out: WR Chaz Schilens (Foot)
Doubtful: WR Nick Miller (Shin), T Khalif Barnes (Ankle)
Questionable: WR Justin Fargas (Hamtring)
Probable: CB Nmamdi Asomugha (Wrist), LB Isaiah Edejiuba (Shoulder), LB Kirk Morrison (Elbow)
Fantasy Considerations: For the Raiders, Fargas did not participate Thurs, and was limited Fri-Sat. Miller was limited Thurs, and did not participate Fri-Sat.