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NFL Injury Report
HOUSTON TEXANS at BALTIMORE RAVENS TEXANS: QUESTIONABLE: T Duane Brown (toe), TE Garrett Graham (hip, groin), S Ed Reed (hip). PROBABLE: LB Brian Cushing (knee), TE Owen Daniels (not injury related), RB Arian Foster (calf, chest, thumb), WR Andre Johnson (concussion, back), CB Johnathan Joseph (not injury related), LB Joe Mays (quadriceps), CB Brice McCain (knee), C Chris Myers (back), T Derek Newton (knee, calf, elbow), WR DeVier Posey (Achilles, foot), LB Darryl Sharpton (hip), G Wade Smith (knee), RB Ben Tate (shoulder). RAVENS: OUT: C Ryan Jensen (foot), WR Jacoby Jones (knee). DOUBTFUL: LB Arthur Brown (chest), DT Chris Canty (thigh), RB Ray Rice (hip), WR Deonte Thompson (foot), DT Brandon Williams (toe). QUESTIONABLE: CB Chykie Brown (knee).
NEW YORK GIANTS at CAROLINA PANTHERS GIANTS: OUT: T David Diehl (thumb), TE Adrien Robinson (foot). DOUBTFUL: CB Corey Webster (hip). PROBABLE: G Brandon Mosley (back), QB Ryan Nassib (ankle), WR Hakeem Nicks (not injury related). PANTHERS: OUT: RB Kenjon Barner (foot), S Quintin Mikell (ankle), CB D.J. Moore (knee), CB Josh Thomas (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: CB James Dockery (thumb, shoulder), DT Dwan Edwards (thigh). PROBABLE: LB Jon Beason (knee), LB Thomas Davis (tibia), TE Ben Hartsock (foot), CB Josh Norman (thigh), RB Mike Tolbert (knee).
DETROIT LIONS at WASHINGTON REDSKINS LIONS: OUT: WR Patrick Edwards (ankle). DOUBTFUL: S Don Carey (hamstring), T Jason Fox (groin). QUESTIONABLE: RB Reggie Bush (knee), DT Nick Fairley (shoulder). PROBABLE: S Louis Delmas (knee), DE Jason Jones (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (ankle), G Rob Sims (knee). REDSKINS: QUESTIONABLE: DE Stephen Bowen (knee), K Kai Forbath (right groin), DE Kedric Golston (abdomen), WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring, hip), S Brandon Meriweather (concussion). PROBABLE: NT Barry Cofield (hand).
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS at TENNESSEE TITANS CHARGERS: OUT: WR Malcom Floyd (neck). DOUBTFUL: LB Manti Te'o (foot). QUESTIONABLE: LB Donald Butler (groin), T D.J. Fluker (concussion), CB Shareece Wright (hamstring). PROBABLE: DE Corey Liuget (hamstring), WR Eddie Royal (wrist). TITANS: OUT: RB Shonn Greene (knee), DT Sammie Hill (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: LB Zaviar Gooden (ankle), T David Stewart (calf), CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (hamstring). PROBABLE: LB Zach Brown (illness), WR Damian Williams (hamstring), WR Kendall Wright (concussion).
ARIZONA CARDINALS at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS CARDINALS: OUT: LB Kevin Minter (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring), RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe). PROBABLE: LB Lorenzo Alexander (biceps), TE Rob Housler (ankle), DE Ronald Talley (wrist). SAINTS: OUT: S Isa Abdul-Quddus (ankle), S Roman Harper (knee). QUESTIONABLE: NT Brodrick Bunkley (calf), G Jahri Evans (hamstring), DE Glenn Foster (ankle), RB Mark Ingram (toe), DE Tom Johnson (hamstring), DE Tyrunn Walker (knee). PROBABLE: WR Marques Colston (foot), LB Junior Galette (hamstring), CB Jabari Greer (back), DE Akiem Hicks (knee), LB Curtis Lofton (knee), T Zach Strief (neck), LB Martez Wilson (elbow).
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS BUCCANEERS: OUT: CB Michael Adams (knee), G Gabe Carimi (illness), DT Derek Landri (knee). QUESTIONABLE: TE Tom Crabtree (ankle), CB Rashaan Melvin (hamstring), G Carl Nicks (foot), TE Luke Stocker (hip). PROBABLE: DE Adrian Clayborn (hip), LB Mason Foster (toe). PATRIOTS: OUT: WR Matthew Slater (wrist). DOUBTFUL: WR Danny Amendola (groin). QUESTIONABLE: RB Brandon Bolden (knee), G Dan Connolly (finger), S Nate Ebner (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm), T Will Svitek (knee), RB Leon Washington (thigh). PROBABLE: TE Zach Sudfeld (hamstring).
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/20/3640038/nfl-injury-report.html#storylink=cpy
Chiefs send CB Arenas to Cardinals for FB Sherman
An undersized cornerback better suited NFL Lines to nickel and dime packages, Arenas moved into the Chiefs' starting lineup part of last season when they decided to cut starter Stanford Routt.
Arenas finished the season with 59 tackles and one forced fumble. He wound up making 12 starts in 47 games over three seasons with Kansas City. The former second-round draft pick had two interceptions while also returning punts and kickoffs.
The Chiefs have aggressively remolded their defensive backfield this offseason, luring free agents Dunta Robinson and Sean Smith to compete for the cornerback job opposite Brandon Flowers. They also picked Georgia defensive back Sanders Commings in the fifth round of last weekend's draft.
It's possible that Commings could shift from cornerback to safety.
The Chiefs also drafted a fullback in the sixth round in Braden Wilson, who played nearby at Kansas State. But that evidently didn't deter new general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid from acquiring Sherman from the Cardinals.
''A personnel guy's job is never done, but right now I feel pretty good about going into camp,'' Dorsey said recently. ''For the most part, I feel like the way we are going to camp, we are 95 percent there. This is kind of the way we are going to go to camp.''
Sherman was used primarily as a blocking back under former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt. He caught 13 passes for 111 yards and carried just once for three yards over two seasons.
Arians' offense uses tight ends in blocking roles similar to a fullback.
The Cardinals have been seeking depth at cornerback, particularly after losing Richard Marshall and Greg Toler the past couple years. New general manager Steve Keim alleviated some of those problems when he signed Antoine Cason and Jerraud Powers in free agency.
Cason is expected to start opposite Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson, leaving Arenas to compete with Powers and Jamell Fleming for playing time. The Cardinals also drafted Tyrann Mathieu in the third round, and he can play both weak-side safety and slot cornerback.
Arenas is entering the final year of a four-year deal worth nearly $4 million, and can become an unrestricted free agent after the season. Sherman has two years left on his contract.
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