As initially reported by Kim Jones of the NFL Network and WFAN, New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is active and will start today against the Washington Redskins. Bradshaw is 11th in the NFL with 449 yards entering Sunday, but has been very productive in the last two weeks, rushing for 316 yards and two touchdowns in wins over the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers. Bradshaw has been hampered by foot injuries during his career and claimed to have had his foot stepped on during last Sunday's 26-3 win over the 49ers. Bradshaw missed practice on Wednesday and Friday and was listed as "questionable" on the official injury report, but will be a go against the Redskins.
Other injury situations Shutdown Corner was monitoring this weekend included New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, both of whom were forced to miss the first six weeks of the regular season while dealing with injuries that landed them on reserve lists.
Graham, who was "questionable" with an ankle injury, was downgraded to "out" on Saturday.
I would trade anything to be with the guys on the field today. Good luck and bring home the win.
— Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) October 21, 2012
Bryant tested his groin and will play against the Carolina Panthers, while Suggs was activated off the "Reserve/Non-Football Injury" list on Saturday and will play in a limited role against the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Here are the full inactive lists for the early slate of games on Sunday.
Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills
Tennessee: QB Jake Locker, RB Javon Ringer, WR Lavelle Hawkins, OT Byron Stingily, G Deuce Lutui, LB Colin McCarthy, CB Tommie Campbell
Buffalo: QB Tarvaris Jackson, OT Cordy Glenn, G Kraig Urbik, DE Mark Anderson, LB Kirk Morrison, S Delano Howell, K John Potter
Dallas Cowboys at Carolina Panthers
Dallas: RB DeMarco Murray, WR Cole Beasley, G David Arkin, DE Sean Lissemore, LB Kyle Wilber, S Matt Johnson, P Chris Jones
Carolina: QB Jimmy Clausen, WR Joe Adams, C/G Thomas Austin, DT Frank Kearse, LB Jon Beason, CB Chris Gamble, S D.J. Campbell
Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans
Baltimore: RB Bobby Rainey, WR Deonte Thompson, TE Billy Bajema, T Jah Reid, G Ramon Harewood, NT Ma'ake Kemoeatu, CB Asa Jackson
Houston: OT Andrew Gardner, G Brandon Brooks, C/G Chris White, DE David Hunter, LB Barrett Ruud, CB Roc Carmichael, S Quintin Demps
Cleveland Browns at Indianapolis Colts
Cleveland: RB Brandon Jackson, WR Mohamaed Massaquoi, TE Alex Smith, G Jason Pinkston, LB Scott Fujita, CB Dimitri Patterson, S Tashaun Gipson
Indianapolis: RB Donald Brown, G Joe Reitz, DT Fili Moala, DT Martin Tevaseu, DE Cory Redding, LB Robert Mathis, CB Darius Butler
Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings
Arizona: QB Kevin Kolb, FB Anthony Sherman, TE Todd Heap, G Senio Kelemete, LB Reggie Walker, CB Greg Toler, S Kerry Rhodes
Minnesota: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Jarius Wright, OT Mark Asper, DE D'Aundre Reed, LB Audie Cole, CB Brandon Burton, S Mistral Raymond
Washington Redskins at New York Giants
Washington: QB Rex Grossman, WR Pierre Garcon, G Adam Gettis, G Josh LeRibeus, DE Doug Worthington, CB David Jones, S Brandon Meriweather
NY Giants: WR Jerrell Jernigan, TE Adrien Robinson, OT James Brewer, DT Rocky Bernard, DE Adewale Ojomo, LB Jacquian Williams, S Kenny Phillips
Green Bay Packers at St. Louis Rams
Green Bay: RB Johnny White, WR Greg Jennings, C/G Greg Van Roten, DT B.J. Raji, LB Nick Perry, CB Sam Shields
- The Packers only have 52 players on their active roster, so they only need six inactives.
St. Louis: QB Austin Davis, RB Terrance Ganaway, WR Danny Amendola, OT Rodger Saffold, OT Wayne Hunter, DT Matt Conrath, LB Mario Haggan
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans: RB Chris Ivory, TE Jimmy Graham, OT Bryce Harris, DE Turk McBride, DT Tyrunn Walker, LB David Hawthorne, CB Elbert Mack
Tampa Bay: RB Michael Smith, WR Chris Owusu, TE Danny Noble, C Cody Wallace, LB Jacob Cutrera, LB Najee Goode, S Keith Tandy