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Sunday morning injury roundup: Wes Welker active

It's Sunday morning. That's time for setting fantasy lineups and last-minute injury updates.



A four-part series on player health and safety with reporter Andrea Kremer aired Tuesday through Friday on NFL Network:

Tuesday: Football's safety issues
Wednesday: Virginia Tech's helmet technology, The "Hit System"
Thursday: Inside Darrelle Revis' rehab
Friday: The lack of common safety standards in youth football

» For more information on player health and safety, visit NFLEvolution.com.

Here's the latest injury news you need to know, updated throughout the games.

1. New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker played during a 59-24 blowout victory over the Indianapolis Colts despite a lingering ankle injury. As expected, tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) didn't suit up for the Patriots.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashad Mendenhall (ankle) started against the Baltimore Ravens on "Sunday Night Football." We knew Mendenhall would be back previously but didn't know if he'd start until coach Mike Tomlin announced the news Sunday morning. We still believe the Steelers should throw the ball plenty against the Ravens.

3. Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (foot) started in a 31-6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said all week he expected the wide receiver to play against the Eagles. Safety Brandon Meriweather (knee) also played.

4. Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels (hamstring) played in a 43-37 overtime win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

5. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is cautiously expected to play Monday night despite his concussion. He's listed as questionable. Jason Campbell will start for the Chicago Bears with starting quarterback Jay Cutler sidelined by a concussion.

6. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle) played in a 23-19 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, but he left in the third quarter when he appeared to reaggrevate the injury. Running back Michael Turner (groin) also played, but linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (knee) sat out.

7. Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden missed Sunday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys after testing his injury in warmups.

8. San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (neck) played Sunday in the team's 30-23 loss to the Denver Broncos.

9. New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (heel, hamstring) played in a 27-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams.


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10. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring) played, as expected, in a 24-20 win over the Detroit Lions. So did Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle).

11. Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (foot) and cornerback Mike Jenkins (back) did not play against the Browns.

12. Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell (calf) was inactive against the Falcons.

13. New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (hand surgery) did not play in the team's 38-17 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter @greggrosenthal.

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