Injuries & Rehabs Around The Nfl Effect Betting Lines

Injuries and Rehabs in the NFLChicago Bears running back Matt Forte could end up missing a month or more because of an ankle injury suffered during Thursday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers. As insurance, Chicago re-signed running back Kahlil Bell, according to a league source. Bell was with the Bears in camp and was cut — because, at least in part, of what was a high salary at the time.

The club also worked out Steve Slaton, the former Texans and Dolphins back. With Forte out, Michael Bush becomes the primary ball carrier.

Even a bad knee doesn’t slow down Urlacher. Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was limited in practice all week as he continues to recover from a knee injury, but was active for Thursday’s game against the Packers. He finished the game with eight tackles-five solo-as the Bears fell.

The Carolina Panthers are optimistic about Steve Smith: Carolina Coach Ron Rivera said he expects wide receiver Steve Smith, who has a knee injury, will play against New Orleans, although he is listed as questionable on the injury report. Smith has been wearing a brace this week in practice because of soreness in his right knee; he was limited in Friday’s session. However, Rivera said Smith had a good day of practice and would “be surprised if he doesn’t play” Sunday. Smith is hoping to remain active for his matchup against the Saints as he has a rich history against the NFC South rival. The veteran wide out is aiming to reach the end zone for the third straight game versus the Saints and add to his impressive scoring total. Smith has nine touchdown catches against New Orleans, which represents the most he’s scored on a single opponent in his career.

Philadelphia receiver DeSean Jackson is active and starting for the Eagles in the game Sunday against the Ravens. Jackson was expected to suit up and play and was not listed among the team’s inactives. Instead, he was listed as a starter for quarterback Michael Vick and the Eagles

Jackson, who is from Long Beach, California is part of a banged up receiving corps for Philadelphia as fellow wide-out Jeremy Maclin was also listed as questionable.

Cowboys wide receiver DeMarcus Ware appears ready to go against the Seattle Seahawks. The Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware was been ruled active against the Seahawks. The former Troy all star from Auburn Alabama great was limited in practice leading up to Sunday due to a hamstring injury. Ware recorded two sacks in the season opener and will look to get after the Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson on Sunday.

Oddsmakers are feverishly trying to keep up with the rash of injuries to key personnel and make adjustments on the fly to weekly betting lines as well as NFL future bets!

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