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McNabb, Owens sit out practice

Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens now can bond in the trainer's room. McNabb and Owens missed practice Wednesday with injuries, but it's unlikely either player won't 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."

McNabb, who sat out one practice last week with a bruised chest, hurt his groin right before halftime against the 49ers. Owens has a nagging abdominal/groin injury. Also, kicker David Akers was limited in practice because of a hamstring injury.

MINTER'S STREAK ON LINE: Carolina safety Mike Minter missed practice Wednesday with a strained calf that could end his streak of playing in 64 consecutive regular-season games. Minter had been on the field for every defensive snap for more than two seasons before he left late in Sunday's game against New England with his calf injury. He was hesitant to go to the locker room, only doing so when the 27-17 victory was guaranteed.

LEFTWICH MISSES PRACTICE: Jaguars quarterback Byron Leftwich missed practice Wednesday with a sore groin and was listed as questionable on the injury report. But Leftwich insisted he will play Sunday at the New York Jets.

"I'm fine. I'll be ready to play Sunday," he said.

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.

ALSO: Minnesota will likely be without two starters for Sunday's game against New Orleans, wide receiver Nate Burleson and linebacker E.J. Henderson . . . The Green Bay Packers placed Pro Bowl receiver Javon Walker on injured reserve Wednesday. Also, a bruised left knee could keep Bubba Franks on the sideline Sunday for the first time in his six-year NFL career . . . Safety Lawyer Milloy had surgery to repair an injured right thumb, leaving his status uncertain for Buffalo's game against Atlanta on Sunday . . . Veteran quarterback Doug Johnson, signed in the offseason to give Cleveland protection behind starter Trent Dilfer, was released by the Browns on Tuesday.