Week 6 Injury News: Calvin Johnson game-time decision, Vick likely out
For the second-straight week, Lions WR Calvin Johnson will be a game-time decision. Also: According to a report, Eagles QB Michael Vick is out.
Calvin Johnson a game-time decision
<a href= wide receiver <a href= has been listed as questionable Week 6 against the Browns.
Johnson was able to practice on a limited basis Thursday and Friday after missing practice Wednesday. He'll test his knee during pre-game warmups and determine if he is healthy enough to play.
Report: Michael Vick out vs. Buccaneers
In the span of six days, we've gone from Michael Vick as the likely starter this Sunday against the Buccaneers, to questionable, to almost certainly out. The Eagles quarterback had to leave last week's game against the Giants with a hamstring injury, and it was backup Nick Foles who helped lead Philly to their second win of the season.
Now, according to an ESPN report, Vick will not play in Tampa Bay because of his hamstring. Despite showing mobility in practice this week, Eagles coach Chip Kelly has said repeatedly that he wouldn't put Vick "in harm's way." Which means that Foles, the 2012 third-round pick, will make his first start of the season. Rookie fourth-rounder Matt Barkley, who was inactive the first five games, is expected to serve as Foles' backup.
Report: Patriots no longer expecting Rob Gronkowski in Week 6
The team does not expect Gronkowski to make his return to action Sunday, according to ESPN, as he continues to recover from back and forearm issues related to surgeries. Gronkowski has yet to play this season, despite making his return to practice a few weeks back.
Larry Fitzgerald improves, still questionable
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald's hamstring injury continues to bother him, as he was only able to practice in full Friday this week. Despite making progress on the final day of preparation, Fitzgerald finds himself officially listed on the injury report as questionable for Week 6 against the 49ers.
Jamaal Charles set to get green light for Sunday clash
<a href= premier running back <a href= should be good to go when Oakland comes to town on Sunday. He was a full participant in practice for the first time this week on Friday despite dealing with blisters on his toes.
Andre Johnson officially questionable
<a href= wide receiver <a href= (shin) expects to play in Week 6 against the Rams, despite being limited in practice and listed as questionable on the injury report.
Christian Ponder healthy enough to play
We already know <a href= quarterback <a href= (ribs) will not start in Week 6 against the Panthers, but it looks like the team's former starter will be in uniform Sunday. After Friday's practice, Ponder was officially listed on the injury report as probable.
Danny Amendola questionable despite optimism
<a href= veteran wide receiver <a href= returned from a groin injury in Week 5 and claimed no setback, but he is still listed as questionable with that same ailment for the game Sunday against New Orleans.
Amendola caught four passes for 55 yards in the defeat last week in Cincinnati and is still seeking his first touchdown for his new team. He said earlier in the week that he would be "ready to go" for the game against the Saints.
Marshawn Lynch considered questionable
<a href= running back <a href= is listed as questionable Week 6 against the Titans.
Lynch is dealing with a hip injury, and was unable to practice Friday. Head coach Pete Carroll said Lynch is fine despite receiving the questionable tag.
Kellen Winslow hit with four-game suspension
Winslow was originally listed as doubtful for Week 6 against the Steelers due to the injury, but has been removed from the injury report due to his suspension. He had been excused from practice earlier in the day, and now we know why.
Winslow had 17 catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns through the first five games of the season, but was already seeing his role in the offense shrink.
Lance Moore questionable for Sunday
The <a href= could be without wide receiver <a href= yet again in Week 6 against the Patriots, as he continues to deal with a hand injury. Moore was unable to practice after missing the team's previous two games, and he is officially considered questionable for Sunday's game.
Miles Austin will play Week 6
<a href= receiver <a href= will play Week 6, according to ESPN.
Austin has been dealing with a hamstring injury, but he's been able to practice in full during the week. He's listed as probable on the team's injury report.
David Wilson's season could end due to injury
<a href= running back <a href= has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a possibly season-ending injury, as he told reporters Friday.
Spinal stenosis is defined as a narrowing of the spinal canal, and could end up requiring surgery that would end Wilson's season. He is set to seek a second opinion Monday, and did not rule out that he could be back at some time this season if all goes well.
"Best-case scenario I'll be back on the field to play the Minnesota Vikings," he told the New York Daily News, referring to the team's Monday Night matchup in Week 7.
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