A couple of underrated defensive names lead the list of inactives for Sunday's early games. Buffalo's Kyle Williams, one of the best defensive linemen in the game, will be out for the Bills against the Jets, putting more on the shoulders of excellent rookie Marcell Dareus.
And in Dallas, speed linebacker Sean Lee will be out against the Seahawks. Seattle may not have the run game to take advantage of that absence -- and the Seahawks will be loading up to keep Tarvaris Jackson safe from DeMarcus Ware — but it's worth remembering that Dallas' defense fell apart when Lee suffered a wrist injury against the Eagles last week and the middle was manned by the more experienced but slower Keith Brooking and Bradie James.
As always, thanks to Brian McIntyre at Mac's Football Blog for the quick work!
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills
NY Jets: QB Kevin O'Connell, RB Bilal Powell, WR Eron Riley, TE Shawn Nelson, DT Kenrick Ellis, DT Mike DeVito, CB Isaiah Trufant
Buffalo: T Demetrius Bell, T Sam Young, DT Kyle Williams, LB Chris Kelsay, CB Terrence Wheatley, CB Aaron Williams, CB Reggie Corner
Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys
Seattle: QB Josh Portis, WR Kris Durham, TE Cameron Morrah, T Jarriel King, DT Al Woods, CB Ron Parker, S Jeron Johnson
Dallas: RB Felix Jones, G David Arkin, C/G Kevin Kowalski, DE Clifton Geathers, LB Sean Lee, CB Mike Jenkins, P Mat McBriar
Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans
Cleveland: QB Thaddeus Lewis, RB Montario Hardesty, RB Peyton Hillis, C/G Steve Vallos, DE Auston English, CB Dimitri Patterson, S Ray Ventrone
Houston: QB TJ Yates, WR Andre Johnson, TE Garrett Graham, T Andrew Gardner, G Thomas Austin, CB Brandon Harris, S Danieal Manning
Atlanta Falcons at Indianapolis Colts
Atlanta: RB Antone Smith, T Sam Baker, C Brett Romberg, DT Carlton Powell, DE Cliff Matthews, LB Spencer Adkins, CB Darrin Walls
Indianapolis: QB Peyton Manning, WR Blair White, T Joe Reitz, G Seth Olsen, DT Drake Nevis, CB Terrence Johnson, CB Prince Miller
Miami Dolphins at Kansas City Chiefs
Miami: RB Steve Slaton, TE Will Yeatman, T Will Barker, G John Jerry, DE Phillip Merling, LB Ikaika Alama-Francis, CB Vontae Davis
Kansas City: QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Jerheme Urban, T Steve Maneri, DT Jerrell Powe, DE Brandon Bair, CB Javier Arenas, S Jon McGraw
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay: WR Sammie Stroughter, T James Lee, G Jeremy Zuttah, DT Frank Okam, DE Tim Crowder, LB Zac Diles, CB Myron Lewis
New Orleans: RB Mark Ingram, FB Korey Hall, WR Adrian Arrington, T Ray Willis, DE Jeff Charleston, LB Jonathan Vilma, CB Johnny Patrick
San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins
San Francisco: QB Scott Tolzien, FB Moran Norris, WR Brett Swain, OL Michael Person, OL Daniel Kilgore, DE Ray McDonald, CB Shawntae Spencer
Washington: RB Tashard Choice, WR Santana Moss, WR Donte Stallworth, OL Willie Smith, DL Darrion Scott, LB Markus White, S Oshiomogho Atogwe