Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 23, 2010 @ 11:49:49 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) is not participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 23, and did not attempt a pass during the media access portion of practice, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns QB Jake Delhomme (ankle) has a high ankle sprain, reports Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, according to a league source. Recovery time for a high ankle sprain usually is four to six weeks, but quarterbacks have been known to come back as soon as two weeks because they are not subjected to as much sprinting and cutting as other positions.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns contacted the Philadelphia Eagles to check on the availability of QB Kevin Kolb, who was recently demoted by Philadelphia to a backup role, reports Jason Lloyd, of The Akron Beacon Journal.

QB | Bruce Gradkowski | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit
Updating previous reports, Oakland Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski will officially start the team's Week 3 game against the Arizona Cardinals, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Head coach Tom Cable said Gradkowski will take over the job from Jason Campbell due to the level of energy he brings to the field and that he has shown the ability to put the ball into the end zone at a better rate. The team considered making a change at quarterback as early as last week.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman (thumb) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22. Freeman, despite the thumb injury, has started the team's first two games this season.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) went through a full practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (ankle) went through a full practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

QB | Charlie Batch | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Charlie Batch has been named the starting quarterback for Week 3, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

QB | Dennis Dixon | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dennis Dixon (knee) and OG Trai Essex (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Steelers.com.

QB | Shaun Hill | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said QB Shaun Hill will start in Week 3, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.


Running Back

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The core problem for the Washington Redskins in running the football this season has been the poor play of their offensive line, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Starting RB Clinton Portis is averaging 3.1 yards on 31 carries this season, and the Redskins managed just 18 yards on 17 carries during their Week 2 loss to the Houston Texans. Team sources have said the offensive line has struggled during practice. They have three new starters up front, and the line has been in a state of flux since the preseason began. The coaching staff feels LG Derrick Dockery is a poor fit for head coach Mike Shanahan's zone blocking scheme and RT Jammal Brown has yet to regain form after missing the entire 2009 season.

RB | C.J. Spiller | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said the team will bring RB C.J. Spiller along slowly after rushing him during the preseason as well as Week 1, according to BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown. "We backed him back a little bit this past week. He's still going to be a dynamic player and he's still going to make a lot of big plays for us in the future. We just need to get him going on a little slower pace than throwing him in there from the get go. He's doing kickoff returns for us. We let him go do that and then break him in slowly on offense," Gailey said.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said RB Marshawn Lynch will see a significant amount of playing time in Week 3, according to BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown. "He started last week and he'll play a lot this week," Gailey said. "He ran the ball pretty good. You could tell he was rusty from last year not having played a ton and getting back into it this year. He didn't play in the preseason as well, so he's just now getting back into it and as most everybody knows you can never have enough quality running backs in this league."

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (ankle) underwent successful ankle surgery Wednesday, Sept. 23, reports Jeff Ash, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. It is believed at least one screw was placed in his ankle to help heal the torn ligaments. The Packers have placed Grant on Injured Reserve.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice (ankle), who practiced Wednesday, Sept. 22, said his ankle is feeling great and is ready to play in Week 3, according to Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times. "My ankle's great," Rice said. "I got a little shook up. I thought it was something more than what it was. But I'm out here today, full-go and I'll be ready to play."

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said he is not concerned with how the tandem of RB Thomas Jones and RB Jamaal Charles is being used, according to Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. Jones has been used as the featured back instead of Charles thus far. "It is in no way a problem for us," Haley said. "So far, through two games in the first quarter of the season, I would grade us as being successful." The Chiefs rank fifth in the league in rushing yardage. However, they have been more efficient when giving the ball to Charles, who is averaging 6.4 yards per carry and has the team's only rushing touchdown. Jones has averaged 3.7 yards per carry.

RB | Chris Ivory | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints RB Chris Ivory (knee) returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Sheldon Mickles, of The Advocate. He has missed the first two games with a sprained left knee. Ivory was not sure if he would be able to play during Week 3.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas is expected to carry a larger role at running back with RB Reggie Bush (leg) out 4-6 weeks with a fractured fibula, reports Sheldon Mickles, of The Advocate. Thomas said the team is going to miss a lot of different things with Bush not on the field, as Bush is a big part of their offensive scheme. Thomas noted the team is going to need someone to step up and take Bush's place.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas is expected to carry a larger role at running back with RB Reggie Bush (leg) out 4-6 weeks with a fractured fibula, reports Sheldon Mickles, of The Advocate. Thomas said the team is going to miss a lot of different things with Bush not on the field, as Bush is a big part of their offensive scheme. Thomas noted the team is going to need someone to step up and take Bush's place.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) said he should have a big game sooner or later, reports The Associated Press. "Hopefully sooner for my sanity," Jones-Drew said. He has been held under 100 yards rushing in eight of the last nine games and averaged just 2.6 yards a carry against the San Diego Chargers in Week 2. Jones-Drew said teams have been doing a lot of things against them by stacking the box, but the Jaguars just need to keep working at it. In regards to his fantasy football value, Jones-Drew said he wouldn't trade himself away right now.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush (thumb) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Bush has missed the first two games of the season.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers rookie RB Ryan Mathews (ankle), who did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, said he has a high ankle sprain, reports Chris Jenkins, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Mathews does not believe the injury is that bad and hopes to be able to play against the Seattle Seahawks during Week 3.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. Wells has missed the first two games of the season due to his knee injury.

RB | Cadillac Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Michael Jenkins (shoulder) and RB Michael Turner (groin) were both limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

RB | Kareem Huggins | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Kareem Huggins (groin) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22.

RB | Laurence Maroney | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (foot), CB Andre' Goodman (thigh) and LB Wesley Woodyard (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. OT Ryan Harris (ankle), G Chris Kuper (knee), RB Laurence Maroney (thigh) and S Darcel McBath (forearm) were limited.

RB | Brian Leonard | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals RB Brian Leonard (foot) and LB Keith Rivers (foot) went through a full practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

RB | Jerome Harrison | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Jerome Harrison (thigh) missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (knee) was held out of practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.


Fullback

FB | Le'Ron McClain | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens FB Le'Ron McClain (shoulder) and OT Jared Gaither (back) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. LB Dannell Ellerbe (knee) was limited during workouts.


Wide Receiver

WR | Brandon LaFell | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell (hamstring), TE Gary Barnidge (ribs), DE Tyler Brayton (ankle) and LB Jordan Senn (ankle) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 23, according to Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (thigh) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 23, according to Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com.

WR | Michael Jenkins | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Michael Jenkins (shoulder) is not scheduled to start during Week 3, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Head coach Mike Smith said the team is going to bring Jenkins, who has missed the first two games of the season, along slowly this week.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) said he will be ready for Week 3, even though he did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, according to CBSSports.com. "I'll be on the field on Sunday," Johnson said. "The only way I wouldn't be able to play is if I hurt the team."

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (leg), who did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, has leg soreness, according to head coach Norv Turner, reports Chris Jenkins, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) is day to day with a sprained MCL, reports Eric Branch, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings agreed on a one-year deal worth $6 million plus incentives with San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson, but they were unable to get the Chargers to back off of their asking price, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. It is believed the Chargers were looking for a second-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and a third-round pick in 2012. The Chargers were only willing to trade Jackson on their terms, and sources acknowledged general manager A.J. Smith would not budge from his asking price.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (rib) has a slight rib injury, reports Tim MacMahon, of ESPNDallas.com. Bryant, while listed as not practicing Wednesday, Sept. 22, did take part in some drills.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks WR Mike X. Williams (thigh) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times.

WR | Steve Breaston | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Steve Breaston (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

WR | Early Doucet | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Early Doucet (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, and has been ruled out for Week 3.

WR | Deon Butler | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Deon Butler has been a real playmaker for the team so far this season, according to head coach Pete Carroll, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. When Carroll first joined the team and watched film on the players from last year, he thought Butler was a long ways away from being a factor for them. However, a strong offseason later and Carroll said Butler was the one player that improved the most from last year. Carroll said the team is going to continue to utilize him and they love his speed. "He can really take the top off a defense," Carroll said.

WR | Hank Baskett | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have signed free-agent WR Hank Baskett (Eagles), reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Terrell Owens | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Terrell Owens (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

WR | Julian Edelman | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Mario Manningham (illness), C Shaun O'Hara (ankle/Achilles'), LB Phillip Dillard (hamstring), SS Michael Johnson (back) and LB Chase Blackburn (knee) all missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (knee) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens WR Donte' Stallworth (foot) and LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, and have been ruled out for Week 3.

WR | Brian Robiskie | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR Brian Robiskie (hamstring), TE Evan Moore (head), G Shawn Lauvao (ankle), CB Derrick Roberson (hip), DT Shaun Rogers (ankle, hip) and DE Robaire Smith (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. LB D'Qwell Jackson (chest), LB Matt Roth (foot) and G Floyd Womack (knee) were limited during practice.

WR | Nate Burleson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. As previously reported, he is not expected to play during Week 3.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (hip, migraine) was not able to practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Pierre Garcon (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Bernard Berrian (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

WR | Laurent Robinson | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams WR Laurent Robinson (foot), OT Rodger Saffold (back) and FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (back) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.


Tight End

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (head) is expected to play during Week 3, reports Tim MacMahon, of ESPNDallas.com. Witten took part in contact drills Wednesday, Sept. 22, just three days after not being allowed back on the field during the team's Week 2 game with a slight concussion.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow (knee) took a part in the team's full practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. Winslow missed all of last week's practice sessions but still played during Week 2.

TE | Kevin Boss | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants TE Kevin Boss (concussion) and CB Aaron Ross (foot) both practiced Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22.

TE | Evan Moore | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR Brian Robiskie (hamstring), TE Evan Moore (head), G Shawn Lauvao (ankle), CB Derrick Roberson (hip), DT Shaun Rogers (ankle, hip) and DE Robaire Smith (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. LB D'Qwell Jackson (chest), LB Matt Roth (foot) and G Floyd Womack (knee) were limited during practice.

TE | Daniel Fells | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle), LB Chris Chamberlain (toe), DT Darell Scott (ankle), DT Clifton Ryan (migraines), TE Billy Bajema (knee), FS Craig Dahl (head), CB Kevin Dockery (hamstring) and TE Daniel Fells (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

TE | Michael Hoomanawanui | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle), LB Chris Chamberlain (toe), DT Darell Scott (ankle), DT Clifton Ryan (migraines), TE Billy Bajema (knee), FS Craig Dahl (head), CB Kevin Dockery (hamstring) and TE Daniel Fells (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

TE | Brent Celek | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (chest) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.


Place Kicker

PK | David Buehler | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys PK David Buehler did not have a good practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, as he had a stretch where he missed four consecutive field goals between 30 and 40 yards, reports Gerry Fraley, of The Dallas Morning News. Buehler missed to both sides of the uprights. There were 20 mph winds cutting across the field during practice, but head coach Wade Phillips said that is always going to be part of the game and Buehler needs to make all of the field goals that he can. Phillips said Buehler is dealing with growing pains right now, and they feel in the long run it will help him. Buehler hit 10 of 11 kicks during the preseason, but has missed key field goals in each of the team's first two games.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jeff Otah | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OT Jeff Otah (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 23, according to Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com.

OT | Jammal Brown | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The core problem for the Washington Redskins in running the football this season has been the poor play of their offensive line, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Starting RB Clinton Portis is averaging 3.1 yards on 31 carries this season, and the Redskins managed just 18 yards on 17 carries during their Week 2 loss to the Houston Texans. Team sources have said the offensive line has struggled during practice. They have three new starters up front, and the line has been in a state of flux since the preseason began. The coaching staff feels LG Derrick Dockery is a poor fit for head coach Mike Shanahan's zone blocking scheme and RT Jammal Brown has yet to regain form after missing the entire 2009 season.

OT | Trai Essex | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OG Trai Essex (ankle) is not expected to play in Week 3 because of an ankle injury, according to Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

OT | Zach Strief | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OT Zach Strief (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Sheldon Mickles, of The Advocate. CB Randall Gay (concussion), LB Anthony Waters (hamstring) and FS Usama Young (quadriceps) did not practice. Gay is set to undergo further tests Thursday, Sept. 23, to determine his availability for Week 3.

OT | Brandyn Dombrowski | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OT Brandyn Dombrowski (leg) had his right shin heavily taped during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Chris Jenkins, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

OT | Russell Okung | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks RB Quinton Ganther (knee), LB Will Herring (not injury related) and OT Russell Okung (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. LB Matt McCoy was limited during practice.

OT | Ryan O'Callaghan | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs DE Tyson Jackson (knee) and OT Ryan O'Callaghan (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. DE Wallace Gilberry (back), LB Tamba Hali (foot) and S Jon McGraw (hamstring) were limited during workouts.

OT | Ryan Harris | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (foot), CB Andre' Goodman (thigh) and LB Wesley Woodyard (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. OT Ryan Harris (ankle), G Chris Kuper (knee), RB Laurence Maroney (thigh) and S Darcel McBath (forearm) were limited.

OT | Joe Thomas | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas (elbow) and G Eric Steinbach (thigh) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22.

OT | Charlie Johnson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Charlie Johnson (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, and C Jeff Saturday (knee) was limited during practice.

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Chris Cook (knee), DT Jimmy Kennedy (knee), OT Bryant McKinnie (finger) and C John Sullivan (calf) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22.

OT | Trent Williams | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Anthony Armstrong (groin), OT Trent Williams (knee, toe) and SS Chris Horton (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams WR Laurent Robinson (foot), OT Rodger Saffold (back) and FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (back) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

OT | Max Starks | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Max Starks (ankle) and DT Casey Hampton (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Steelers.com.


Guard

OG | Derrick Dockery | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The core problem for the Washington Redskins in running the football this season has been the poor play of their offensive line, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Starting RB Clinton Portis is averaging 3.1 yards on 31 carries this season, and the Redskins managed just 18 yards on 17 carries during their Week 2 loss to the Houston Texans. Team sources have said the offensive line has struggled during practice. They have three new starters up front, and the line has been in a state of flux since the preseason began. The coaching staff feels LG Derrick Dockery is a poor fit for head coach Mike Shanahan's zone blocking scheme and RT Jammal Brown has yet to regain form after missing the entire 2009 season.

OG | Robert Gallery | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OL Robert Gallery (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. He is feeling better.

OG | Ben Hamilton | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks G Ben Hamilton (knee) and OT Chester Pitts (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times.

OG | Chester Pitts | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks G Ben Hamilton (knee) and OT Chester Pitts (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times.

OG | Justin Smiley | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars G Uche Nwaneri (foot) and G Justin Smiley (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22.

OG | Eric Steinbach | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas (elbow) and G Eric Steinbach (thigh) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22.

OG | Andy Levitre | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills LB Paul Posluszny (knee) and OG Andy Levitre (shoulder) both missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, though they were both working on the side with trainers, reports BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown. Head coach Chan Gailey hopes to have Levitre practice Thursday, Sept. 23, but Posluszny has all but been declared out for Week 3.

OG | Todd Herremans | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb (concussion), OG Nick Cole (knee), OG Todd Herremans (ankle), DT Trevor Laws (oblique) and LB Stewart Bradley (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.


Offensive Line

OL | Chris Kuper | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (foot), CB Andre' Goodman (thigh) and LB Wesley Woodyard (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. OT Ryan Harris (ankle), G Chris Kuper (knee), RB Laurence Maroney (thigh) and S Darcel McBath (forearm) were limited.

OL | Nick Kaczur | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OT Nick Kaczur (back) and CB Terrence Wheatley (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.


Defensive Line

DL | Kris Jenkins | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DT Kris Jenkins (knee) said he will decide whether to attempt another comeback or decide to retire after he undergoes surgery, reports Greg Bishop, of The New York Times. Jenkins is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday, Sept. 29, to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament as well as a torn meniscus.

DL | Tyler Brayton | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell (hamstring), TE Gary Barnidge (ribs), DE Tyler Brayton (ankle) and LB Jordan Senn (ankle) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 23, according to Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com.

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Cliff Avril (knee) and FS Louis Delmas (groin) are participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 23, and are expected to play, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com.

DL | John Henderson | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DT John Henderson (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Head coach Tom Cable said the injury is not serious and Henderson was held out as a precautionary measure.

DL | Tyson Jackson | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs DE Tyson Jackson (knee) and OT Ryan O'Callaghan (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. DE Wallace Gilberry (back), LB Tamba Hali (foot) and S Jon McGraw (hamstring) were limited during workouts.

DL | Tony Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DT Tony Brown (knee), DE Jacob Ford (knee) and OT Mike Otto (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

DL | Jacob Ford | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DT Tony Brown (knee), DE Jacob Ford (knee) and OT Mike Otto (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

DL | Amobi Okoye | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans TE James Casey (ankle) was not able to practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. DT Amobi Okoye (ankle) was limited during practice.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys RB Deon Anderson (knee) and DT Jay Ratliff (non-injury related) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. CB Mike Jenkins (knee), LB Sean Lee and OT Sam Young (knee) were limited during workouts.

DL | Mario Williams | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans DE Mario Williams (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

DL | Tank Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DE Jonathan Fanene (hamstring), DT Tank Johnson (toe), CB Adam Jones (shoulder) and DE Frostee Rucker (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. DE Antwan Odom (wrist) was limited during practice.

DL | Antwan Odom | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DE Jonathan Fanene (hamstring), DT Tank Johnson (toe), CB Adam Jones (shoulder) and DE Frostee Rucker (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. DE Antwan Odom (wrist) was limited during practice.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (ankle), DT Haloti Ngata (back), LB Jameel McClain (knee) and LB Jarret Johnson (back) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

DL | Clifton Ryan | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle), LB Chris Chamberlain (toe), DT Darell Scott (ankle), DT Clifton Ryan (migraines), TE Billy Bajema (knee), FS Craig Dahl (head), CB Kevin Dockery (hamstring) and TE Daniel Fells (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

DL | Jared Odrick | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OG John Jerry (illness) and DE Jared Odrick (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Max Starks (ankle) and DT Casey Hampton (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Steelers.com.

DL | Brandon Graham | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.


Linebacker

LB | Paul Kruger | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DE Paul Kruger said he is not sure if he will be active for Week 3 even though he has recovered from a shoulder injury he suffered in the preseason, reports The Baltimore Sun's Ken Murray. He said his reps during practice have been extremely limited. He has not been active for either of the team's two regular season games.

LB | Tavares Gooden | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder) is seeking a second opinion from an orthopedic specialist on his dislocated shoulder, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Gooden is expected to miss at least four to six weeks because of the injury and it is not known if surgery is required to fix the injury.

LB | Zack Follett | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OG Stephen Peterman (foot) and LB Zack Follett are not participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 23, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com.

LB | Takeo Spikes | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers ILB Takeo Spikes (knee) may not be able to play during Week 3, reports Eric Branch, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Rookie Navorro Bowman could make his first start if Spikes cannot play, or the team could look to move OLB Ahmad Brooks to the inside.

LB | LeRoy Hill | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB LeRoy Hill (calf, Achilles') has been ruled out for Week 3, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times.

LB | Matt McCoy | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks RB Quinton Ganther (knee), LB Will Herring (not injury related) and OT Russell Okung (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. LB Matt McCoy was limited during practice.

LB | Stephen Cooper | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Stephen Cooper (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times.

LB | Clark Haggans | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals S Hamza Abdullah (hamstring), LB Clark Haggans (heel) and DE Kenny Iwebema (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22.

LB | Tamba Hali | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs DE Tyson Jackson (knee) and OT Ryan O'Callaghan (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. DE Wallace Gilberry (back), LB Tamba Hali (foot) and S Jon McGraw (hamstring) were limited during workouts.

LB | Justin Durant | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Justin Durant (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. DT Landon Cohen (knee), RB Deji Karim (thumb), S Anthony Smith (foot) and LB Daryl Smith (thigh) were limited during practice.

LB | Keith Rivers | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals RB Brian Leonard (foot) and LB Keith Rivers (foot) went through a full practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (ankle), DT Haloti Ngata (back), LB Jameel McClain (knee) and LB Jarret Johnson (back) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22.

LB | Jarret Johnson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (ankle), DT Haloti Ngata (back), LB Jameel McClain (knee) and LB Jarret Johnson (back) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22.

LB | D'Qwell Jackson | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR Brian Robiskie (hamstring), TE Evan Moore (head), G Shawn Lauvao (ankle), CB Derrick Roberson (hip), DT Shaun Rogers (ankle, hip) and DE Robaire Smith (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. LB D'Qwell Jackson (chest), LB Matt Roth (foot) and G Floyd Womack (knee) were limited during practice.

LB | Paul Posluszny | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills LB Paul Posluszny (knee) and OG Andy Levitre (shoulder) both missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, though they were both working on the side with trainers, reports BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown. Head coach Chan Gailey hopes to have Levitre practice Thursday, Sept. 23, but Posluszny has all but been declared out for Week 3.

LB | Gary Brackett | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (back), S Bob Sanders (biceps), LB Ramon Humber (hand) and LB Clint Session (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. Sanders has already been ruled out for Week 3. DB Jerraud Powers (foot) was able to fully participate.

LB | Clint Session | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (back), S Bob Sanders (biceps), LB Ramon Humber (hand) and LB Clint Session (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. Sanders has already been ruled out for Week 3. DB Jerraud Powers (foot) was able to fully participate.

LB | DeAndre Levy | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (groin, biceps, calf), LB Zack Follett (concussion) and G Stephen Peterman (foot) were not able to practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. DE Cliff Avril (knee, finger), S C.C. Brown (forearm) and LB DeAndre Levy (groin) were limited during workouts.

LB | Ben Leber | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Cedric Griffin (knee) and LB Ben Leber (back) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

LB | Channing Crowder | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins LB Channing Crowder (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

LB | Jason Taylor | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB Jason Taylor (elbow) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

LB | Calvin Pace | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets C Nick Mangold (shoulder), OT Wayne Hunter (shin), LB Calvin Pace (foot) and CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

LB | Stewart Bradley | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb (concussion), OG Nick Cole (knee), OG Todd Herremans (ankle), DT Trevor Laws (oblique) and LB Stewart Bradley (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.


Cornerback

CB | Randall Gay | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OT Zach Strief (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Sheldon Mickles, of The Advocate. CB Randall Gay (concussion), LB Anthony Waters (hamstring) and FS Usama Young (quadriceps) did not practice. Gay is set to undergo further tests Thursday, Sept. 23, to determine his availability for Week 3.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (knee) has a bruised right knee, but is expected to start during Week 3, reports ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (foot), CB Andre' Goodman (thigh) and LB Wesley Woodyard (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. OT Ryan Harris (ankle), G Chris Kuper (knee), RB Laurence Maroney (thigh) and S Darcel McBath (forearm) were limited.

CB | Andre' Goodman | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (foot), CB Andre' Goodman (thigh) and LB Wesley Woodyard (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. OT Ryan Harris (ankle), G Chris Kuper (knee), RB Laurence Maroney (thigh) and S Darcel McBath (forearm) were limited.

CB | Adam Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DE Jonathan Fanene (hamstring), DT Tank Johnson (toe), CB Adam Jones (shoulder) and DE Frostee Rucker (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. DE Antwan Odom (wrist) was limited during practice.

CB | Jerraud Powers | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (back), S Bob Sanders (biceps), LB Ramon Humber (hand) and LB Clint Session (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. Sanders has already been ruled out for Week 3. DB Jerraud Powers (foot) was able to fully participate.

CB | Cedric Griffin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Cedric Griffin (knee) and LB Ben Leber (back) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

CB | Chris Cook | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Chris Cook (knee), DT Jimmy Kennedy (knee), OT Bryant McKinnie (finger) and C John Sullivan (calf) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 22.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets C Nick Mangold (shoulder), OT Wayne Hunter (shin), LB Calvin Pace (foot) and CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.


Strong Safety

SS | Erik Coleman | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons SS Erik Coleman (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

SS | Michael Johnson | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Mario Manningham (illness), C Shaun O'Hara (ankle/Achilles'), LB Phillip Dillard (hamstring), SS Michael Johnson (back) and LB Chase Blackburn (knee) all missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk.

SS | Chris Horton | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Anthony Armstrong (groin), OT Trent Williams (knee, toe) and SS Chris Horton (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Cliff Avril (knee) and FS Louis Delmas (groin) are participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 23, and are expected to play, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com.

FS | Usama Young | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OT Zach Strief (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Sheldon Mickles, of The Advocate. CB Randall Gay (concussion), LB Anthony Waters (hamstring) and FS Usama Young (quadriceps) did not practice. Gay is set to undergo further tests Thursday, Sept. 23, to determine his availability for Week 3.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (back), S Bob Sanders (biceps), LB Ramon Humber (hand) and LB Clint Session (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. Sanders has already been ruled out for Week 3. DB Jerraud Powers (foot) was able to fully participate.

FS | C.C. Brown | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (groin, biceps, calf), LB Zack Follett (concussion) and G Stephen Peterman (foot) were not able to practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. DE Cliff Avril (knee, finger), S C.C. Brown (forearm) and LB DeAndre Levy (groin) were limited during workouts.

FS | Tanard Jackson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced the NFL has suspended FS Tanard Jackson indefinitely for violating the league's policy and program for substance abuse. He is eligible for reinstatement beginning Sept. 22, 2011.

FS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS Kareem Moore (knee) and FS LaRon Landry (wrist) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

FS | Kareem Moore | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS Kareem Moore (knee) and FS LaRon Landry (wrist) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

FS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams WR Laurent Robinson (foot), OT Rodger Saffold (back) and FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (back) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 22.

FS | Ken Hamlin | Free Agent | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have announced they waived FS Ken Hamlin.

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