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Week 16 Early Inactives: Woodley, Kolb, Manningham among big names we won’t see

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The big injury news was actually broken earlier this week — Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) will not start against the St. Louis Rams, though he's not on the team's inactive list. Charlie Batch will go in his place, and we would have to opine that if the Steelers can't beat the Rams under any circumstances … well, they'll be as unhappy as the Houston Texans were on Thursday after their loss to the Colts. Missing for sure for the Steelers will be center Maurkice Pouncey and linebacker LaMarr Woodley.

You also won't see Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (ankle, toe), per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Also, Mario Manningham (knee) is officially out for the Giants against the Jets, which gives everyone on both teams just one more thing to yap about. Sheesh. Three other quarterbacks of major import will not see action today: Sam Bradford (ankle), Kevin Kolb (concussion), and Colt McCoy (mystery thing that may look like a concussion to the outside observer, but the Cleveland Browns know best).

Here are all the early inactives — thanks as always to Brian McIntyre at Mac's Football Blog for the info!

Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens

Cleveland: QB Colt McCoy, WR Rod Windsor, WR Jordan Norwood, T Oniel Cousins, C/G Steve Vallos, DE Kiante Tripp, CB James Dockery

Baltimore: RB Anthony Allen, WR LeQuan Williams, WR Anquan Boldin, DE Cory Redding, LB Sergio Kindle, CB Danny Gorrer, K Billy Cundiff

Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills

Denver: WR Quan Cosby, TE Julius Thomas, T Tony Hills, G Manny Ramirez, DE Derrick Harvey, LB Mike Mohamed, S Kyle McCarthy

Buffalo: RB Johnny White, WR Ruvell Martin, WR Naaman Roosevelt, TE Fendi Onobun, T Sam Young, DE Jarron Gilbert, S Josh Nesbitt

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers

Tampa Bay: QB Rudy Carpenter, T James Lee, G Derek Hardman, DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, DT Brian Price, DT Albert Haynesworth, S Larry Asante

Carolina: QB Jimmy Clausen, WR Seyi Ajirotutu, C Jeff Byers, DE Eric Norwood, LB Omar Gaither, S Charles Godfrey, K Adi Kunalic

Arizona Cardinals at Cincinnati Bengals

Arizona: QB Kevin Kolb, WR Stephen Williams, WR Jaymar Johnson, WR DeMarco Sampson, T Brandon Keith, LB Brandon Williams, S Sean Considine

Cincinnati: RB Brian Leonard, WR Andre Caldwell, TE Colin Cochart, G Otis Hudson, DT Nick Hayden, LB Dontay Moch, S Robert Sands

Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs

Oakland: QB Jason Campbell, RB Darren McFadden, WR Jacoby Ford, DT John Henderson, S Michael Huff

Kansas City: QB Tyler Palko, WR Jerheme Urban, TE Jake O'Connell, T David Mims, NT Jerrell Powe, DE Brandon Bair, S Jon McGraw

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots

Miami : QB Pat Devlin, RB Steve Slaton, TE Anthony Fasano, T Will Barker, C Ryan Cook, G Ray Feinga, DL Ryan Baker

New England: QB Ryan Mallett, RB Shane Vereen, T Sebastian Vollmer, T Matt Light, DE Ron Brace, LB Brandon Spikes, S Patrick Chung

New York Giants at New York Jets

NY Giants: WR Mario Manningham, TE Jake Ballard, T James Brewer, C/G Jim Cordle, DE Osi Umenyiora, DT Jimmy Kennedy, LB Mark Herzlich

NY Jets: QB Kevin O'Connell, WR Eron Rley, T Austin Howard, DE Kenrick Ellis, DE Ropati Pitoitua, CB Marquice Cole, S Gerald Alexander

St. Louis Rams at Pittsburgh Steelers

St. Louis: QB A.J. Feeley, QB Sam Bradford, TE Mike McNeill, T Kevin Hughes, DE C.J. Ah You, CB Justin King

Pittsburgh: RB Mewelde Moore, WR Emmanuel Sanders, T Jamon Meredith, C Maurkice Pouncey, DL Al Woods, LB Chris Carter, LB LaMarr Woodley

Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans

Jacksonville: QB Dan LeFevour, RB Deji Karim, WR Cecil Shorts, T Guy Whimper, DE Matt Roth, CB Robert McClain, CB Dwight Lowery

Tennessee: QB Rusty Smith, FB Quinn Johnson, T Byron Stingily, C/G Kevin Matthews, DT Zach Clayton, DE William Hayes, LB Gerald McRath

Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins

Minnesota: TE Allen Reisner, T DeMarcus Love, G Steve Hutchinson, DE D'Aundre Reed, LB Xavier Adibi, CB Asher Allen, CB Chris Cook

Washington: RB Roy Helu, WR David Anderson, TE Rob Myers, C Erik Cook, DE Doug Worthington, DE Kentwan Balmer, LB Markus White

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