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NFL: Friday’s Injury Report

Steelers – Chargers Injury Report
Pittsburgh is very healthy heading into Sunday’s game.
The Steelers are confident that they will be able to run on the San Diego Chargers and their No. 25th-ranked defense. Willie Parker seems to have a new wave of confidence since the regular season finale.
Ben Roethlisberger has been throwing the ball very well in practice. He has been making quick precise throws and appears to be fine after suffering a concussion in week 17.
LaMarr Woodley has gone four games without a sack. He has been bothered by a calf injury since week 10 which has limited his mobility. The extra week off will pay dividends for Woodley. Woodley had two sacks in his playoff debut last season against Jacksonville.
The Chargers arrived in Pittsburgh a day early to prepare for the weather
LaDainian Tomlinson will not be a factor even if he dresses on Sunday.Tomlinson has not practiced this week due to a torn groin and is doubtful to play.
Although tight end Antonio Gates missed practice on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday but Gates is expected to play. He didn’t practice all of last week and was still a major factor in last week’s game but to go with his high ankle sprain, he now has a sore achillies tendon
The Chargers don‚Äôt seem worried about kicker Nate Kaeding who missed Thursday‚Äôs and Friday’s practice with a groin injury. Kaeding suffered the injury in Saturday‚Äôs game.
Some ESPN columnist I never heard of before named Seth Wickersham has a article up on ESPN.com about the Chargers – Steelers game that will get some Steelers fans fired up
Eagles – Giants Injury Report
Eagles running back Brian Westbrook practiced on Thursday and will play. Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and running back Brandon Jacobs will also play
The Eagles received some good news yesterday. According to ESPN’s John Clayton Eagles starting right rackle Shawn Andrews who has been bothered with serious back problems could be available to play on Sunday
Panthers – Cardinals Injury Report
The Panthers are healthy going in Saturday’s game.
Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin did not practice on Wednesday, Thursday with a hamstring injury but returned to practiced on Friday. Boldin could be limited in Saturday’s game
Ravens – Titans injury Report.
Ravens tight end Todd Heap (back) is listed as questionable to face the Titans Saturday. Heap was limited in practice on Thursday.
Titans DT Albert Haynesworth (knee) and DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (groin) fully participated in practice the past three days. Haynesworth and Vanden Bosch were sidelined for the Titans final two regular season games.

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