Week 1: Injury updates/inactives around the NFL

John Clayton provides the latest news on key injuries going into Week 1.

Updated: September 12, 2004, 3:37 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Here's a rundown of some late-breaking news before today's games.

Raiders at Steelers: Raiders running back Amos Zereoue is inactive as are linebacker Napoleon Harris and tight end Teyo Johnson. Steelers linebacker Kendrell Bell is out and will be replaced with Larry Foote.

Lions at Bears: The Lions have three starting lineup changes on the defense. James Hall starts at right defensive end for Kalimba Edwards while Cory Redding starts on the left side. Fellow end Robert Porcher is inactive and linebacker Teddy Lehman starts for Donte' Curry. Artose Pinner will share time with Kevin Jones at running back. Offensive tackle Aaron Gibson is inactive for Chicago and will be replaced by John Tait. Qasim Mitchell starts at left tackle.

Buccaneers at Redskins: Chris Simms is the third quarterback for Tampa Bay. Redskins Mike Barrow is out with a knee injury.

Jaguars at Bills: No real surprises for Jacksonville. Linebacker Greg Favors is inactive. Starting at tight end is Todd Yoder. For Buffalo, Coy Wire is the starting strong safety for Lawyer Milloy, who is inactive.

Ravens at Browns: Baltimore's Jonathan Ogden is out and will be replaced by Ethan Brooks. Mike Flynn is out at center and replaced with Casey Rabach. Safety Corey Fuller is inactive. Browns running back Lee Suggs is out, meaning William Green will start.

Seahawks at Saints: Seahawks rookie Marcus Tubbs has been deactivated. Saintes rookie Will Smith starts at defensive end for Darren Howard.

Cardinals at Rams: Cardinals linebacker Levar Fisher and offensive lineman L.J. Shelton are out. St. Louis' DeJuan Groce starts for Kevin Garrett at corneback.

Bengals at Jets: Deltha O'Neal is out at corneback and will be replaced by Madieu Williams for Cincy. Brian Simmons is out and Caleb Miller will start at weak-side linebacker. Jon McGraw is out at free safety for the Jets.

Chargers at Texans: Wide receiver Tim Dwight and defensive tackle Jason Fisk are inactive, and Philip Rivers is the third quarterback for San Diego. For Houston, Jerry DeLoach will start at defensive tackle.

Cowboys at Vikings: Cowboys rookie running back Julius Jones is inactive with bruised ribs. No major changes for the Vikings.

Giants at Eagles: Jason Whittle is starting at left guard and Jesse Palmer is the third quarterback for New York. Linebacker Nate Wayne (hamstring) is inactive for the Eagles.

Falcons at 49ers: Ty Detmer is the third quarterback for Atlanta. The 49ers released tight end Kevin Ware and signed running back Matt Stanley.

John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer