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If Tony Romo (back) is unable to play against Arizona on Sunday, Brandon Weeden would start for Dallas.

Impact

Romo didn't practice all week but was listed as questionable, making him a game-time decision against the Cardinals. Weeden has a strong arm and arguably good pedigree as a former first-round pick, but he's still a bust with accuracy issues, and he struggles to read defenses. Even against a vulnerable Arizona pass defense, it would be difficult to sign off on him outside of leagues that start two quarterbacks.

Rolando McClain (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against Arizona.

Impact

McClain has established himself as Dallas' top linebacker by now, so the fact that he's prepared for Sunday is good news for the Dallas run defense.

Jimmy Wilson is probable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Impact

Wilson has been limited throughout practice, but should still be able to play against the Chargers. He will be important against Philip Rivers.

Brandon Carr (hamstring) is probable for Sunday's game against Arizona.

Impact

Carr is arguably Dallas' top corner, so it's good news for the Dallas defense that he's ready to go. He practiced fully all week.

Koa Misi (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Impact

This ankle injury came in Week 1 and has been repeatedly aggravated, which means the Dolphins might just have to rest him until he's fully healthy.

Vincent Brown (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, the Raiders' official site reports.

Impact

Brown, who last suited up in Week 4, did not practice all Week, with his status for Week 10's contest against the Broncos cloudy as a result.

David Ausberry (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, the Raiders' official site reports.

Impact

With Ausberry still out, Mychal Rivera is in line to continue to see the bulk of the Raiders' TE targets in Week 9.

Kenbrell Thompkins (personal) practiced fully Friday and is probable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, the Raiders' official site reports.

Impact

Thompkins, who missed Thursday's practice for personal reasons, is thus on track to suit up this weekend, though with James Jones and Andre Holmes also in the mix, it remains to be seen how heavily targeted he'll be on a weekly basis. Last Sunday against the Browns, Thompkins caught four passes on eight targets for 34 yards.

Steve McLendon (shoulder) is probable for Sunday night's game against the Ravens.

Impact

McLendon has missed two games in a row, but should return Sunday after fully participating in practice throughout the week. He should be matched up against a strong Ravens interior line and will try to limit Justin Forsett up the middle.

Marcus Gilbert (concussion) is probable for Sunday night's game against the Ravens.

Impact

Having Gilbert back would be key for the Steelers against the Ravens, one of the top pass rushes in the league. Gilbert has passed all concussion protocols and fully participated in practice all week, so it would be a shock for him to miss any snaps.

Ike Taylor (arm) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Impact

Just like last week, Taylor will not play after a week of limited practice. This week is the last of the six-week recovery timetable Taylor suggested, so a return against the Jets next week could be possible.

Charles Clay (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Impact

Though he's been a hit-or-miss option of late, Clay's Week 9 fantasy cause could be boosted a bit by the absence of Dion Sims (toe).

Mike Mitchell (groin) is probable for Sunday night's game against the Ravens.

Impact

After taking time off in the last two days of practice, Mitchell was a full particpant Friday and should be ready to play in a key game for the Steelers.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Friday that Sean Lee (knee) will likely play weakside linebacker when he returns to action in 2015, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.

Impact

Lee is one of the better linebackers in the NFL, but he has had serious trouble staying healthy the last few seasons, and the Cowboys may move him off of the middle linebacker position to both minimize their risk and limit his snaps. It's far too early to call this a final decision, but it appears Lee may have ceded the starting middle linebacker job to the rejuvenated Rolando McClain for good.

Shamarko Thomas is listed as probable for Sunday night's game against the Ravens.

Impact

Thomas has been a full participant in practice this week and should be set to return, serving as a backup for Troy Polamalu.

Dion Sims (toe) is out for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

With Sims out, Gator Hoskins slots in as the Dolphins' No. 2 TE behind Charles Clay heading into Sunday's game.

D'Qwell Jackson (toe) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

Impact

He missed Thursday's practice, but it looks like he'll be ready to play Monday.

Brian Robison (glue) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is probable against Washington.

Impact

Robison has just 1.5 sacks this season despite the defensive line overall putting up strong sack totals, so he may be a candidate to get more sacks if defenses focus on Everson Griffen (who has eight sacks). It doesn't look like Robison's injury will be a concern this weekend.

Rey Maualuga (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, the Bengals' official site reports.

Impact

With Maualuga almost assuredly unavailable and Vontaze Burfict out as well, the Bengals' Week 9 linebacking depth will be taxed Sunday against the Jaguars.

Chase Ford (foot) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is probable against Washington.

Impact

Ford was limited on Thursday and Friday, but his return to full practice Friday suggests this injury won't be an issue.