Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Vick missed the past two games with a hamstring injury he suffered in Week 5 against the Giants, but was a full participant in practice this week. Reports earlier in the week had indicated that Vick would be the starter for Sunday, especially with Nick Foles sidelined because of a concussion. Foles took over for Vick three weeks ago and had started the past two games before leaving last Sunday's contest against Dallas. He sat out practice all week and will not play Sunday.
Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against New Orleans as he continues to battle an ankle injury. Spiller hasn't missed a game yet but has been slowed recently by the ankle issue. He has started four of the team's seven games this season and has run for 362 yards with a touchdown on 90 carries while adding 14 catches for 36 yards. The Bills also listed linebacker Manny Lawson as doubtful because of a hamstring injury.
Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson is listed as probable for Sunday's game at Arizona, while wide receiver Roddy White will miss his second consecutive game due to injuries to both his ankle and hamstring. Jackson has missed the past four games due to a lingering hamstring injury he suffered in Week 2 against the St. Louis Rams, but was a limited participant in practice all week. The 30-year-old veteran has run for 77 yards on 14 carries in his limited action and will try to revitalize an Atlanta ground attack which ranks 30th in the NFL with an average of 68.3 yards per contest.
Christian Ponder will be back under center on Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings take on the Green Bay Packers, head coach Leslie Frazier confirmed Friday. Ponder had missed Minnesota's last three games with a rib injury he sustained in a Sept. 22 loss to the Cleveland Browns. With Ponder on the mend, Matt Cassel started the team's two games before the Vikings brought in quarterback Josh Freeman to start against the New York Giants. Freeman completed 20-of-53 passes for 190 yards with an interception, but sustained a concussion in the Week 7 loss to the Giants and will be inactive on Sunday against the Packers. With Freeman ruled out for Sunday, Frazier is forced to go back to Ponder, who led the team to three straight losses to open the season while throwing five interceptions compared to just two touchdown passes.