Good news for Rainer

The defense was hit with bad news on Wednesday when Butch Davis announced that tackle Gerard Warren was suspended one game for his arrest on a firearm's charge last Monday in Pittsburgh.

The news was better after Thursday's practice. Middle linebacker Wali Rainer was upgraded from questionable to probable, which means you can expect to see him play Sunday against Cincinnati.

Rainer missed the last two games with an ankle injury suffered against Chicago. Brant Boyer started in Rainer's place, and Lenoy Jones played on passing downs in place of Boyer.

Receiver Jammi German was added to the injury report as questionable with a sore knee. The soreness is a result of surgery he had a few years ago.

HAWAII BOUND?: There's been talk in the locker room that rookie cornerback Anthony Henry deserves a trip to Hawaii in February to play in the Pro Bowl. Henry has a team-leading seven interceptions.

"He's clearly having a great year," coach Butch Davis said. "A lot of it depends on how he finishes the year. As good a year as he's having, the tough thing is that it's hard for a rookie to get a lot of recognition. But if you have a lot of three-interception games, your reputation spreads pretty quickly throughout the league."

GETTIG CLOSE: Running back James Jackson is sharing practice time with Jamel White and Benjamin Gay. Davis said that Jackson, who sat out last week with a sore ankle, will start if he's healthy.

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