Arian Foster’s injured hamstring caused him to sit out of practice again on Wednesday. Joining him on the list was Derrick Ward, who’s dealing with an ankle injury. Ben Tate will likely be the starter for Sunday’s game in New Orleans. Texans coach Gary Kubiak said the team’s prepared to play with just two running backs. The second back, of course, would be Steve Slaton, who logged two carries for 12 yards and a reception for six yards on Sunday in Miami. Sport bet
Tony Romo underwent a second CT scan Thursday, to check how his punctured lung is healing in an attempt to determine if he will be able to play Monday night game against the Redskins. Romo suffered a fractured rib and collapsed lung in the Cowboys’ 27-24 overtime win at San Francisco on Sunday. Kitna is taking the first-team snaps in practice during Romo’s absence, but the Cowboys’ believe Romo will be available against the visiting Redskins. He was fitted for a protective vest Wednesday. Sports betting odds
Romo was not the only regular missing from Thursday’s practice. Wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), running back Felix Jones (shoulder), wide receiver Dez Bryant (quadriceps), center Phil Costa (knee), cornerback Orlando Scandrick (ankle) and guard Derrick Dockery (knee) also were sitting out. Sports betting site
Suspicions of whether or not the Giants’ faked injuries continue as Linebacker Bryan Kehl claimed not be surprised by the actions by Giants safety Deon Grant and linebacker Jacquian Williams on Monday night when they allegedly faked injuries to slow down the Rams’ no-huddle offense and save a timeout in the first quarter. Kehl alleges the Giants’ defensive coordinator, Perry Fewell, coaches that. The claim could lead to an investigation by the league after it sent a memo on cracking down on fake injuries.