Assessing the injury news

The primary injury developments that will impact Sunday’s games involving the AFC South.


Defensive lineman Fili Moala will miss his third consecutive game with a knee injury, so Drake Nevis will start in his place. Linebackers Robert Mathis (knee) and Pat Angerer (foot) are questionable and will be game-time decisions. I presume Angerer has a better chance but won’t be surprised if both play. Running back Donald Brown and nose tackle Martin Tevaseu are also questionable.


Left tackle Michael Roos, who had his appendix removed Monday, is out and Mike Otto will replace him in the starting lineup. Look for tight end Craig Stevens to line up and frequently help Otto against Dwight Freeney. Middle linebacker Colin McCarthy (ankle) and reserve linebacker Will Witherspoon (hamstring) are questionable.


Running back Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) and safety Dwight Lowery (ankle) are out. Rashad Jennings starts for MJD and Chris Prosinski is in line to replace Lowery for a second week. Special teams ace Montell Owens (shoulder) is doubtful. Cornerbacks Derek Cox and Rashean Mathis, fullback Greg Jones and receiver Laurent Robinson are all questionable. They really need Cox to play.