Week 9: Injury updates/inactives around the NFL

John Clayton provides the latest news on key injuries going into Week 9.

Updated: November 7, 2004, 3:26 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

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

Patriots at Rams: Running back Corey Dillon will start for the Patriots. Wide receivers David Givens and Troy Brown are active, but Deion Branch is out again. Wide receiver Dane Looker is out for the Rams.

Bears at Giants: Bears running back Thomas Jones is inactive. Center Shaun O'Hara is inactive for the Giants

Texans at Broncos: Jabar Gaffney is starting at wide receiver for Corey Bradford, who is active for the Texans. Safety John Lynch and defensive tackle Raylee Johnson are inactive for Denver.

Saints at Chargers: Cornerback Ashley Ambrose is out and Spencer Folau starts at right tackle for New Orleans. Safety Drayton Florence is out for the Chargers.

Seahawks at 49ers: Seahawks wide receiver Jerry Rice will play against his former team. Wideout Darrell Jackson is active, but Bobby Engram can't go for Seattle. Quarterback Tim Rattay starts for the 49ers.

Eagles at Steelers: Eagles running back Brian Westbrook will be in the starting lineup, wearing special pads for a cracked rib injury. Offensive lineman Jermane Mayberry is active. Steelers tailback Duce Staley is inactive because of a hamstring strain. Jerome Bettis starts for Staley.

Cowboys at Bengals: Tyrone Williams is out, so Lance Frazier starts at right cornerback for the Cowboys. Wide receivers Quincy Morgan and Dedric Ward are out. Defensive end Carl Powell and running back Chris Perry are out for the Bengals.

Redskins at Lions: Linebackers LaVar Arrington and Mike Barrow and defensive tackle Jermaine Haley are out for the Redskins. Wide receiver Roy Williams is active, but fellow wideout Tai Streets is out for the Lions. Running back Cory Schlesinger is active, but cornerback Chris Cash is out.

Cardinals at Dolphins: Defensive tackle Wendell Bryant is inactive for the Cardinals. Bill Gramatica will kick, but left tackle Wade Smith is inactive for the Dolphins.

Chiefs at Buccaneers: Linebacker Monty Beisel is out for the Chiefs. Chris Simms is the third quarterback and wide receivers Joey Galloway and Charles Lee are active for the Bucs.

Jets at Bills: Wide receiver Wayne Chrebet is active, but linebacker Sam Cowart is out for the Jets. Wide receiver Josh Reed is out for the Bills.

Raiders at Panthers: Cornerback Charles Woodson is active for the Raiders, but running back Justin Fargas, guard Ron Stone and linebacker Travian Smith are out. Running back Stephen Davis and linebacker Dan Morgan are out for the Panthers.

John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com. Chris Mortensen and ESPN staffers contributed to this report.

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