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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/17/13

NFL Updates: Cardinals-Seahawks Injuries, Locker's Return and More

October 17, 2013

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The NFL will be picking back up this evening with “Thursday Night Football,” which kicks off the Week 7 festivities. There are plenty of noteworthy storylines floating around the league this morning, so while we’re waiting for kickoff let’s take a closer look at some of the newsmakers out there in the league. Here’s the latest.

Arizona Cardinals Injuries: In advance of tonight’s game featuring the Cardinals and Seahawks, let’s take a moment to check in on the injured players on both sides (and there are quite a few).
For the Cardinals, they’ll be without WR Brittan Golden, and could miss Calais Campbell as well--he’s questionable.
There’s a long list of probable designations here: Larry Fitzgerald, Rob Housler, John Abraham, Karlos Dansby, Jim Dray, Kenny Demons, Rashad Johnson and Ronald Talley being among those in that category.

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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/17/13

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Seattle Seahawks Injuries: Now we’ll check in on the visiting Seahawks, who have a few injury issues themselves (but are way better off than the Cardinals in terms of sheer numbers).
DE Chris Clemons is questionable, while Bobby Wagner and Spencer Ware will be out.
Seattle has a pair of probables, including star RB Marshawn Lynch (hip) and TE Zach Miller (hamstring).

Jake Locker, QB, Tennessee Titans: One more injury note this morning: Titans QB Jake Locker was able to participate in practice yesterday, his first action since his hip/MCL sprain in Week 4. He's still a little ways off from a comeback, however. We'll keep you posted on his recovery, as this is just the first step in a potential return to the field. 

Vernon Davis, TE, San Francisco 49ers: Let’s take a moment to check in on Davis, who figures to be a big part of the Niners’ plans this weekend against the Titans. He’s coming off a huge eight-catch, 180-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Cardinals in Week 6, so hopes are high that he’ll be able to replicate the success on Sunday.
Davis has been dealing with a hamstring issue that’s got him listed on the injury report, but there’s some good news there. He was able to put in a full practice yesterday, which bodes well for his availability in Week 7.
One more interesting note on Davis: he now has the distinction of being the only 49er TE in history to post two 60-yard touchdowns in consecutive weeks.

NFL Week 7 Schedule: There are some pretty good matchups on the slate for Week 7, and it all begins with tonight’s Seahawks-Cardinals game. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the full Week 7 schedule, as well as the times and TV networks you can catch the games on.

Bye Week: Raiders, Saints

8:25 PM ET:
Seahawks at Cardinals (NFL Network)

Sunday, October 20:
1:00 PM ET Games:
Buccaneers at Falcons (FOX)
Bears at Redskins (FOX)
Cowboys at Eagles (FOX)
Patriots at Jets (CBS)
Bills at Dolphins (CBS)
Chargers at Jaguars (CBS)
Rams at Panthers (FOX)
Bengals at Lions (CBS)

4:05 PM ET:
49ers at Titans (FOX)

4:25 PM ET:
Texans at Chiefs (CBS)
Ravens at Steelers (CBS)
Browns at Packers (CBS)

8:30 PM ET:
Broncos at Colts (NBC)

Monday, October 21:
8:40 PM ET:
Vikings at Giants (ESPN)

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