The biggest news on Friday is that running back Willie Parker (toe) did not practice for a third straight day. Parker is listed as doubtful on the injury report and will likely not play Sunday night versus the Chargers as he recovers from turf toe on his right foot. As expected, safety Troy Polamalu (knee) and tight end David Johnson (ankle) also did not practice on Friday and both are listed as out on the injury report. Center Justin Hartwig (ankle) and tight end Matt Spaeth (hip) both practiced fully on Friday and are listed as probable for this week. Cornerback Keiwan Ratliff (illness) practiced full on Friday after missing Thursday with an illness. He is no longer listed on the injury report.
Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson (ankle) and guard Louis Vasquez (knee) both practiced fully for the third straight day on Friday and both are listed as probable on the injury report. Linebacker Shawne Merriman (groin) participated fully on Thursday after being limited on Thursday, he is listed as questionable. Linebacker Antwan Applewhite (hamstring) and defensive end Travis Johnson (groin) did not practice all week and have been listed as out. Punter Mike Scifres (groin) was limited again Friday and is probable. Cornerback Antoine Cason (groin) practiced fully on Friday and is probable after being limited on Thursday. Center Nick Hardwick (ankle) has already been ruled out earlier in the week.