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Shockey to Miss Game Because of Injured Ankle

Associated Press
Saturday, December 30, 2006

Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey will miss the regular season finale against the Redskins tonight because of an ankle injury.

Shockey didn't practice all week, and did not accompany the team to Washington yesterday, team spokesman Avis Roper said.

The Pro Bowl tight end had been listed as questionable for the game. A victory would virtually ensure the Giants (7-8) a playoff berth.

On Thursday, Shockey was seen walking through the locker room with a noticeable limp and appeared to favor his left ankle.

Shockey was hurt in Sunday's 30-7 loss to New Orleans.

· BENGALS: Cincinnati put center Rich Braham on injured reserve, two days after the veteran announced his plans to retire.

Braham has not played since injuring his knee in the second game of the season and announced Wednesday that he would retire following the team's final regular season game tomorrow.

Braham played for Cincinnati for 13 seasons, the longest tenure of any current Bengals player. The team planned to honor him on field before tomorrow's game with the Steelers.

Braham's roster spot was taken by first-year halfback Quincy Wilson, who made the opening day roster but was waived Oct. 19 and has been on the Bengals' practice squad since Oct. 21.

· BILLS: Fullback Daimon Shelton was placed on injured reserve because of lingering effects of a concussion.

Shelton was injured while blocking during a kickoff return against Miami two weeks ago and missed last Sunday's game against Tennessee.

Wide receiver George Wilson was promoted from the practice squad to replace Shelton on the 53-man roster. He played in three games with the Bills last season.

· BROWNS: Cleveland lost another offensive lineman, placing Cosey Coleman on injured reserve because of an ankle injury.

Coleman is the 14th member of the Browns to go on injured reserve. He started 15 games at right guard this season.

Linebacker Andra Davis also will miss the game because of a lingering concussion.

· CARDINALS: Arizona placed cornerback David Macklin and wide receiver Troy Walters on the injured reserve list and activated quarterback Shane Boyd for tomorrow's game against the Chargers.

The Cardinals also activated wide receivers Micheal Spurlock and Todd Watkins. Macklin is sidelined with an injured hamstring and Walters has a bad ankle.

· COLTS: Safety Bob Sanders and newly acquired wide receiver Ricky Proehl are likely to miss the regular season finale tomorrow against the Dolphins.

Also, kicker Adam Vinatieri missed yesterday's practice. Colts spokesman Craig Kelley said the kicker has an injured knee but was probable for tomorrow's game.

Offensive guard Ryan Lilja (knee) also has been ruled out of the Miami game with a strained knee that he injured last week at Houston.

· 49ERS: San Francisco signed safety Mark Roman to a three-year contract extension. Roman signed with the 49ers in late July, three days after the Packers unexpectedly released him after starting all 16 games for Green Bay last season.

· PANTHERS: Quarterback Jake Delhomme practiced again, all but assuring he'll start in the Panthers' final regular season game against New Orleans tomorrow.

Wearing a glove to protect his injured right thumb, Delhomme went through a full workout without difficulty.

· STEELERS: Linebacker Clark Haggans will miss the season-ending game tomorrow against the Bengals because of a sprained knee ligament. Haggans was injured during last week's 31-7 loss to Baltimore.

He will be replaced by James Harrison, who is probable with a shoulder injury.

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