Week 1 NFL injury news: Blaine Gabbert starting for Jags

Here are some of the notable injuries entering Week 1 and what it all might mean. For the full inactives list, click here.

  • Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White and his high ankle sprain are active. There’s no telling at this point, though, how much he’ll play or how effective he will be.
  • Atlanta cornerback Asante Samuel is out, meanwhile, and that means the Saints passing game could really be dangerous.
  • There was some question about whether Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert was healthy enough to start. Officially, he is.
  • With Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks still battling the MRSA virus, he’s out for this week. Gabe Carimi will replace him at left guard.
  • Though Detroit Lions defensive tackle Kevin Williams is out with a knee injury, first-round pick Sharrif Floyd will not get the start. That goes to Letroy Guion.
  • As good as the Seattle Seahawks could be on defense, they’ll be missing two key components: defensive end Cliff Avril and cornerback Brandon Browner are out.
  • New York Jets receiver Santonio Holmes , probably the most-explosive player on an offense that will struggle with its lack of talent, gets the start. He had been out for most of the preseason with a foot injury, and there had been reports that Holmes perhaps had been milking the injury because he’s a free agent after this season.
  • The Lions apparently feel pretty good about Reggie Bush and Joique Bell at running back. Mikel Leshoure is a healthy inactive. Also for the Lions, receiver Ryan Broyles is out.
  • After a fun little journey on Hard Knocks, Cincinnati Bengals rookie defensive end Margus Hunt is inactive.

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