Wednesday news and notes

Scott Pianowski

Beat's so lonely on a slow Wednesday, but let's take a quick lap around and see what's doing:

Aaron Rodgers (shoulder) was limited to handing off Wednesday according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, but the Packers will do all they can to get him on the field Sunday against the Falcons. Matt Flynn is the fallback if Rodgers ultimately can't go.

Anquan Boldin has a fractured sinus and didn't practice Wednesday, as expected. No specific determination has been made here but I'll be stunned if he plays in Week 5. Steve Breaston, who's made plays just about every week, makes for an intriguing short-term fill-in.

Carson Palmer (elbow) didn't do any throwing Wednesday and is very questionable for the Cowboys on Sunday. If the Bengals have to use Ryan Fitzpatrick again, it's a major hit for the entire offense.

Willis McGahee now has a rib injury to go with his eye issue and he wore a non-contact jersey at Wednesday's session, according to the Baltimore Sun. Make sure Le'Ron McClain isn't sitting on your league's waiver wire.

Brian Westbrook (ankle) did some work on Wednesday but it's too early to tell where he's at. Andy Reid is one of the better coaches in the league with injury disclosures, so we should have a much better sense of where this is at on Friday. Philadelphia also has a 1 p.m. game this week, so we'll know for sure on Sunday what the plan is. Correll Buckhalter stands by as the No. 2.

LaDainian Tomlinson (toe) isn't on the injury report, if you wanted to know. That doesn't mean he's necessarily at full throttle, of course, but at least he's practicing. Teammate Antonio Gates (hip) missed the Wednesday workout but should be able to go Sunday at Miami.

Deion Branch (knee), Bobby Engram (shoulder) and Maurice Morris (knee) are all practicing again with the Seahawks, but unless you're beyond desperate, don't use any of them against the Giants.

Chris Henry worked with the Bengals scout team Wednesday, though he's still on the league's suspended list. He should be back in action soon, but it may not be this week.

Joey Galloway (foot) didn't work with the Bucs Wednesday, as expected. Welcome to the cliff season.

Kevin Curtis (knee) did some work Wednesday and might suit up this week, but he's not ready for a starting role, be it for the Eagles or for you.

Laurence Maroney (shoulder) isn't on the injury report. I don't see how we can trust anyone in the New England backfield right now, however, with Sammy Morris viable and LaMont Jordan also wanting the ball.

Lawrence Tynes practiced Wednesday but is still dealing with knee swelling, so keep him out of your Week 5 plans. John Carney has a good shot to be a Top 10 kicker again this week.

Brandon Lloyd (knee) missed another day Wednesday and is unlikely to be ready for the Lions secondary this weekend (a crying shame). Marty Booker (knee) is also nicked up in Chicago.

Randy McMichael (ankle) is down 6-8 weeks, if you were playing the Al Saunders card. Joe Klopfenstein steps into the lineup with McMichael out. Mercifully, we don't have to watch the Rams play football this weekend - they're on bye.

What's the deal with Travis Henry these days? Well, read for yourself.