10-26-2012, 07:52 PM
Washington Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher practiced fully on Friday and is listed as "questionable" for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fletcher has appeared in 231 consecutive games and made 186 straight starts, two streaks that are in jeopardy this weekend. As expected, Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon (foot) or safety Brandon Meriweather (knee) have been ruled "out". For the Steelers, running backs Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles), right tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (calf) remain on the shelf. Running back Isaac Redman is "questionable" with an ankle injury, which could lead to Jonathan Dwyer's number being called more frequently again this week. The New England Patriots ruled out seven players for Sunday's "International Series" game against the St. Louis Rams, including tight end Aaron Hernandez and starting safeties Patrick Chung and Steve Gregory. Hernandez missed three weeks earlier this season with a high ankle sprain, but returned to catch 11 passes for 84 yards with a touchdown in the last two weeks. Hernandez limped through those games, however, and with the bye week approaching and an uncertain surface at London's Wembley Stadium, additional rest should help the versatile weapon get back to 100 percent for the second half of the season. Eleven Patriots are "questionable", most notably tight end Rob Gronkowski, wide receivers Julian Edelman, Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker, linebacker Don't'a Hightower and Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins. A big surprise on the Rams' injury report is that wide receiver Danny Amendola is listed as "questionable" with a shoulder injury, specifically a sprained SC joint he sustained on Oct. 4. Amendola is supposed to miss six weeks, but made a surprising return to practice this week. The Rams will be without left tackle Rodger Saffold (knee) and his top backup, Wayne Hunter, is "questionable" with a back injury. In the Sunday night game, the New Orleans Saints ruled tight end Daniel Graham (knee) and wide receiver Joe Morgan (chest) out earlier this week. Tight end Jimmy Graham is listed as "questionable" with an ankle injury that kept him out of last week's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Linebacker David Hawthorne (hamstring) is also "questionable". The Denver Broncos listed cornerback Tracy Porter (illness) as "questionable" as reports surfaced the former Saints cornerback and Super Bowl hero recently suffered symptoms similar to when he had a seizure in August. Porter missed practice on Thursday and Friday and will need medical clearance to play on Sunday night.