The Steelers have gotten strong play from backups. Not every team has been as fortunate when it comes to surviving attrition, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Titans middle linebacker Ryan Fowler will miss the rest of the season with a right shoulder injury suffered in last Sunday's victory over the Chiefs.
The loss of LB Rosevelt Colvin to a season-ending injury won't necessarily test the maturity and smarts of the remaining Patriots linebackers, but it will test their mettle and stamina.
Donovan McNabb didn't practice Thursday, and the quarterback's availability for the Eagles this weekend against the NFC West-leading Seahawks is still in doubt.
The Philadelphia Eagles have lost starting strong safety Sean Considine to a season-ending shoulder injury, which he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Suffering from quarterback injuries and need a veteran free agent? Well, good luck finding one.
The Eagles have lost long-snapper Mike Bartrum for the rest of the season with a neck injury that might threaten the career of the 13-year veteran.
Veteran offensive lineman Jermane Mayberry, currently on the New Orleans Saints' injured reserve list and out for the season with a right shoulder injury, has retired.
Jevon Kearse underwent surgery Thursday that revealed the damage to his knee was not nearly so catastrophic and that the rehabilitation for the eighth-year veteran will not be as daunting as originally anticipated.
The Cleveland Browns hope that, when it comes to the center position, nine is enough.
The hamstring injury that landed fifth-round draft choice Jeremy Bloom on the physically unable to perform list for the start of Philadelphia Eagles' training camp is more severe than anticipated.
Correll Buckhalter, who has missed three of the last four seasons because of knee injuries, will begin the summer on the NFL's PUP list, Eagles coach Andy Reid said.
With so many projected starting QBs recovering from injuries, teams placed a heavy emphasis on acquiring backups this offseason.
In many cases, players returning from serious injuries are as important to a team as acquired free agents and draft choices.
Starting tailback Brian Westbrook, who suffered an apparent season-ending injury to his right foot in Monday's shutout loss to the Seattle Seahawks, might not require surgery.
The Eagles put starting left tackle Tra Thomas on injured reserve Friday. He will require surgery on his back.