Checking in on the injuries that matter most

Friday is the day when NFL teams have to announce a status for their injured players and this is a particularly busy Friday with a bunch of key injuries in the NFC South. Here’s a look at the most significant ones.

With quarterback Matt Ryan already out, the Falcons are listing Michael Turner, Roddy White, Michael Jenkins, Harvey Dahl and Sam Baker as questionable. With that many injuries on offense, Atlanta’s defense and coaching staff are going to have to have their best game of the season.

John Fox told the world what it already knew. Jake Delhomme is out this week and Matt Moore will start at quarterback for Carolina. Also, running back DeAngelo Williams is questionable. If Williams is out, Moore’s job is going to be even more difficult.

Tampa Bay kick returner Clifton Smith was added to the injury report as questionable with a knee injury. If he can’t go, it will ruin his rematch with Dante Wesley. Also, the Bucs went ahead and declared that receiver Michael Clayton will be out and cornerback Aqib Talib is questionable.

Reggie Bush, Jabari Greer and Bobby McCray are questionable for the Saints. But Bush said he’s planning on playing against the Redskins.