Week 2: Injury updates/inactives around the NFL

John Clayton provides the latest news on key injuries going into Week 2.

Updated: September 19, 2004, 3:33 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

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

Steelers at Ravens: Ben Roethslisberger is the backup quarterback and linebacker Kendrell Bell is still out with a knee injury for Pittsburgh. Travis Taylor and and Devard Darling are out, so Randy Hymes starts opposite of Kevin Johnson at wide receiver for Baltimore.

Texans at Lions: Backup running back Tony Hollings is out with a knee injury for Houston. Cornerbacks Dre' Bly and Andre' Goodman are out and will be replaced with Chris Cash and Fernando Bryant for Detroit.

Panthers at Chiefs: Carolina's Doug Brzezinski starts at right guard for Rich Tylski. Vonnie Holliday and Greg Wesley are out for the Chiefs.

Broncos at Jaguars: Defensive lineman Trevor Pryce is inactive for Denver. Marco Coleman starts at end and Luther Elliss starts at tackle. No real issues for the Jags.

Bears at Packers: R.W. McQuarters and starts opposite of Charles Tillman at quarterback for the Bears. Cornerback Mike McKenzie is active, but is not starting for the Packers. Backup running back Najeh Davenport is out.

49ers at Saints: Cornerback Mike Rumph is out and Shawntae Spencer starts in his place for the 49ers. And wide receiver Cedrick Wilson is out and willl be replaced with Curtis Conway. Defensive tackle Brian Young is out, so Johnathan Sullivan starts in his place for New Orleans.

Colts at Titans: Indy's Cory Bird starts at strong safety for Mike Doss. Wide receiver Tyrone Calico is still out with a knee injury, linebacker Rocky Calmus is also out, and rookie Jacob Bell starts for offensive lineman Zach Piller for Tennessee.

Redskins at Giants: Linebacker Mike Barrow is out for the Redskins. Giants linebacker Carlos Emmons is out and will be replaced in the lineup with Reggie Torbor.

Rams at Falcons: No real issues for the Rams. Falcons left tackle Kevin Shaffer is out and cornerback Kevin Mathis starts for DeAngelo Hall.

Seahawks at Buccaneers: Running back Shaun Alexander is active and expected to start for Seattle. Chris Simms is the backup quarterback and Charles Lee starts in place of wide receiver Joey Galloway for Tampa Bay.

Jets at Chargers: Jets defensive tackle Josh Evans is out. Nothing major for the Chargers.

Bills at Raiders: Nothing new for the Bills. Raiders linebacker Napoleon Harris is out, so Tim Johnson starts for him. Running back Justin Fargas is also out.

Browns at Cowboys: Running back Lee Suggs is out for the Browns. Running back Richie Anderson is out for Dallas.

Patriots at Cardinals: Running back Kevin Faulk is still out for the Pats. Tight end Ben Watson is inactive as well. Nothing for Arizona.

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

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