Checking in on the injuries that matter most

Time for Wednesday’s quick trip through the most significant injuries in the NFC South.

Tampa Bay receiver Antonio Bryant (knee) participated in practice on a limited basis. But coach Raheem Morris sounded encouraged by the fact that Bryant was participating at all.

New Orleans starting cornerbacks Jabari Greer (groin) and Tracy Porter (knee) both sat out practice. The signing of veteran Chris McAlister on Tuesday is a pretty strong suggestion that Greer and Porter could miss Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay.

Atlanta running back Michael Turner (ankle) didn’t practice, but he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he hasn’t ruled himself out for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. If you’ve got Turner on your fantasy team, don’t get too encouraged by his outlook. Players always want to play, but the reality is there’s a good chance Turner’s ankle won’t be ready this week.

Since they play Thursday against Miami, the Panthers had to put out an injury report with status outlooks Wednesday. Defensive end Charles Johnson, fullback Brad Hoover and safety Charles Godfrey are doubtful. Running back DeAngelo Williams is listed as questionable. But, then again, Williams was listed as questionable last week and still played.