NFL Injury Report: Waiting for Marion Barber

Scott Pianowski

Teams are back in the swing of practice Wednesday, let's see what's going on.

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Marion Barber rested his toe Wednesday and he'll do the same Thursday. The Cowboys are hoping he'll be able to do some work Friday and ultimately play at Pittsburgh.

Clinton Portis (various) is considered a game-time decision in the words of Jim Zorn. Even if Portis can play, it's a nasty matchup against the Baltimore front seven and it's a Sunday night game to boot.

Steven Jackson (quad) had a limited day but doesn't look to be in danger of missing Sunday's game at Arizona. His strong comeback against Miami last week inspires a lot of confidence.

Willie Parker (knee) took the day off but is hoping to be active later in the week. He's questionable for Sunday's showdown with Dallas but context clues point to him playing.

Ben Roethlisberger had a minor knee injury at the end of Wednesday's practice and skipped the rest of the session. The Steelers don't sound worried yet but let's see what we learn the next two days.

Ryan Grant (thumb) took full reps while Brandon Jackson (quad) was limited. That's the sort of news Grant owners were looking for, but last week's injury and disappearing act leaves a mark. Watch the next two days very carefully in Green Bay.

Reggie Bush (knee) had a full day and isn't listed on the injury report, so you have to figure he'll be plenty involved in an elimination game against the Falcons.

Matt Schaub (knee) had a full practice and looks to be on target to play at Green Bay.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh (post concussion) rested Wednesday but he's likely to play against the Colts.

Calvin Johnson (quad) had a limited session, not a big shock as he's been nursing this issue for a while. He's a decent play against Minnesota.

Matt Hasselbeck (back) missed some reps Wednesday but should be able to start against the Patriots.

Wes Welker isn't on New England's injury report, so we won't worry about the rumored concussion. He's a good play at Seattle.

Trent Edwards (groin) sat out the entire day and will be a game-time call for Sunday's game against the Dolphins in Toronto. J.P. Losman is the fallback option, and despite the fact that he often plays like his hair is on fire, he might have a better chance to get the ball to Lee Evans.

Laveranues Coles (thigh) had a limited day, which is standard operating procedure for him. He's fully expected to get his normal work at San Francisco Sunday.

Warrick Dunn (back) skipped some of the reps but is still in line to start Monday against Carolina. There's not a monster upside here, but Dunn might be flex-worthy in medium and deeper groups.

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Derrick Mason (shoulder) had a limited session as expected, but should go Sunday night against the Redskins. The biggest issue with the Baltimore receivers is the nasty schedule ahead (Redskins, Steelers, before a Jaguars reprieve).

Donnie Avery (hip) did some of the work and looks like a good bet to play against the Cardinals, but Friday looms as a key day.

Zach Miller (groin) is listed as probable for Thursday's game at San Diego. It's hard to count on JaMarcus Russell but Miller has played well when given a chance.

Selvin Young (groin) had a full day but the team has to feel good about Peyton Hillis right now.

Koren Robinson (knee) didn't work and now that we're in the fantasy playoffs, I trust you have better receivers ready to go.

Robert Royal (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, which probably caused an outcry with all those Toronto fans.

Josh Morgan (groin) and Arnaz Battle (foot) both had limited days, and there's no way you can be trusting these guys right now in traditional formats.