Week-2 Additional Injury News and Notes

Additional injury news and notes. This report is an update and supplement to our initial pre-injury report note release.


Backup WR Dane Looker moves up to the #3 spot on the depth chart and rookie WR Mike Furrey moves up to the #4 spot in the wake of injuries suffered by rookies Kevin Curtis and Shaun McDonald. The Rams are treading in dangerous territory at the wide receiver position, an injury to starters Torry Holt or Issac Bruce could end the Rams season before it really starts.

Rookie WR Kevin Curtis (broken leg) is progressing and could be available to play within two weeks.




Starting DE Darren Howard had surgery to repair his dislocated right wrist on Monday and will miss 9-12 weeks. Backup DE Willie Whitehead fills in. White head is a capable backup and is coming off a solid training camp for the Saints.


Starting DE Charles Grant (calf) and starting DT Johnathan Sullivan (wrist) are listed as probable.


WR Joe Horn as questionable for Sunday's home game against the Texans. Horn suffered a bone contusion in his left knee during warmups before last week's game at Seattle. Horn's status is day-to-day, If Horn can't play, second-year WR Donte' Stallworth would move in to the starting lineup. Horn is New Orleans most consistent receiver and his loss could hamper the Saints offense.



Steve McNair has a sprained MCL, which has left the quarterback as questionable for the Titans game against the Indianapolis Colts. Losing McNair for any period of time would be detrimental to the Titans, expect McNair suit up Sunday.


Starting OG Zach Piller suffered a chest contusion and may have cartilage separation. Piller may not practice this week and would be a game-time decision.


Frank Wycheck suffered a concussion in the Titans 25-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Missing a significant amount of training camp with a concussion, Wycheck would be a major loss in the Titans passing game. If he's unable to play, Shad Meier who filled in well for Wycheck when he went down in the Raiders game would fill in as the receiving tight end and Erron Kinney would assume more of the blocking tight-end responsibilities. 



WR Quentin McCord will start in place of Finneran who brokw two bones in his hand. Losing Finneran places an increased amount of pressure on an already less than experience wide receiver corps.


(S) Keion Carpenter has a strained hamstring that is expected to limit the defensive back in practice this week.

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