--DE/DT Willie Whitehead, who was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, will likely move inside and start at the three-technique when Howard returns to the starting lineup.
--DE/DT Willie Whitehead experienced symptoms of dehydration after Sunday's game and was hospitalized overnight as a precaution. He was able to practice Wednesday and should be fine for the next game with the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 16.
--LCB Dale Carter injured his left quadriceps muscle and knee against the Bucs and is listed as day-to-day.
--SLB Darrin Smith injured his right hamstring and groin against the Bucs and will likely miss the game with the Falcons.
--LG Kendyl Jacox injured his right knee in the fourth quarter of the Bucs game and is day-to-day.
--RG LeCharles Bentley hyperextended his left knee in the fourth quarter of the Bucs game and is day-to-day.
--LT Wayne Gandy has hamstring and groin injuries, but should be ready for the Falcons.
--WR Joe Horn had an MRI on his injured left knee Monday, but should be ready for the Falcons game.
--RT Victor Riley injured his ankle against the Bucs, but is expected to play against the Falcons.
--DT Kenderick Allen has a knee injury and is listed as day-to-day.
--DE Darren Howard, who had surgery on his dislocated right wrist on Sept. 8, practiced Wednesday for the first time since his surgery and hopes to play against the Falcons.
--WR Donte' Stallworth has missed two straight games with a strained left quadriceps muscle and remains day-to-day.
--SLB Sedrick Hodge, who fractured a small bone in his lower right leg in Week 2, should be able to play against the Falcons after practicing the last couple of weeks.
--RB James Fenderson has a sprained ligament in his left foot and will be out another one-to-two weeks.
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