Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens now can bond in the trainer's room.

McNabb (chest) and Owens (groin) missed practice yesterday with injuries, but it's likely both players will play in Philadelphia's game against Oakland on Sunday.

The two stars, who have reconciled their relationship after feuding all summer, connected for two touchdowns in the Eagles' 42-3 victory over San Francisco last Sunday.

"I don't think any injury will take me away from playing," McNabb said. "It's serious enough that you have to pay attention to it."

* PACKERS: Pro Bowl wide receiver Javon Walker, who blew out the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the Packers' opener two weeks ago, was placed on injured reserve. He'll have surgery once the swelling subsides, then embark on rehabilitation that could take up to a year.

* JAGUARS: Quarterback Byron Leftwich missed practice with a sore groin and was listed as questionable, but Leftwich insisted he will play Sunday at the New York Jets.

Leftwich was injured in the fourth quarter of last week's 10-3 loss at Indianapolis, getting bent awkwardly during a tackle. He hobbled off the field, but didn't miss a play.

* BILLS: Safety Lawyer Milloy had surgery to repair an injured right thumb, leaving his status uncertain for Buffalo's game against Atlanta on Sunday.

Wearing a cast on his right hand, Milloy did not practice yesterday and was one of three Buffalo starters listed as questionable. The other two regulars on Buffalo's injury report are middle linebacker London Fletcher (right hamstring) and right tackle Mike Williams (left ankle), who were also held out of practice.

* FALCONS: Michael Vick was held out of practice with a sore left hamstring, but the Atlanta quarterback said he may play Sunday at Buffalo even if he can't practice the rest of the week. Second-year quarterback Matt Schaub, who made one start last season, ran the first-team offense yesterday.

* PANTHERS: Safety Mike Minter missed practice with a strained calf that could end his streak of playing in 64 consecutive regular season games.

"I hate being on the sideline," Minter said. "If we're out there playing, I want to be out there playing. I don't want to be over there watching. That's the worst feeling in the world. Even in practice, I hate that."

* BROWNS: Veteran quarterback Doug Johnson, signed in the offseason to give Cleveland protection behind starter Trent Dilfer, was released. The club claimed rookie quarterback Derek Anderson on waivers from Baltimore.