AROUND THE NFL
Running back Beanie Wells told reporters yesterday that he will play tomorrow against the Vikings in Minnesota.
Wells has been limited in practice all week after an allergic reaction to Orthovisc that was injected as a lubricant intended to ease discomfort in his right knee.
Starting inside linebacker Andra Davis won’t play in Buffalo’s game against Chicago tomorrow in Toronto because of a nagging left shoulder injury.
Jonathan Stewart is likely to get his second straight start at running back for the Carolina Panthers with DeAngelo Williams still sidelined with a sprained left foot.
Williams missed practice again yesterday and is listed as doubtful for tomorrow’s game against New Orleans.
The Raiders could be without Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and tight end Zach Miller for tomorrow’s AFC West showdown against Kansas City.
Coach Tom Cable said that Asomugha is doubtful with a sprained right ankle, and Miller is doubtful with a foot injury.
Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to start and return punts when the Eagles host the Indianapolis Colts tomorrow.
Coach Andy Reid says Jackson had a "great" practice yesterday, is "feeling well" and is "ready to roll," barring any setbacks.
Jackson suffered his second concussion in 11 months when he took a vicious shot from Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson on Oct. 17.
The Seahawks will start a completely new left side of the offensive line against the sack-happy New York Giants tomorrow.
Coach Pete Carroll said yesterday that rookie left tackle Russell Okung is "as doubtful as you can get" as he continues to recover from a high-ankle sprain suffered two weeks ago against Arizona. Seattle lost left guard Ben Hamilton for the season to a concussion last week.