Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 3, 2011 @ 12:13:26 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman (thumb) is dealing with a sprained right thumb, but head coach Raheem Morris said the injury isn't very serious and shouldn't be an issue.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck) said the rehab from his neck surgery is going slow and that he is still waiting for the fusion in his neck to occur, which the doctors told him would happen two to three months after the surgery. He is scheduled to have a check up Thursday, Dec. 1, to see how much progress he has made. Manning said he hopes to at least take part in practice before the end of the season.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb (toe) has been sacked 24 times this season, most in the NFC.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo's yards per pass attempt have declined in each of the past three seasons. This season, Romo is averaging just 6.9 yards per pass attempt. There are a couple of possible explanations, however, for this trend. WRs Miles Austin and Dez Bryant missed time earlier this year with injuries. The Cowboys also like to throw the ball to their running backs and TE Jason Witten. Romo has cost the team a couple of early games with bad-decision interceptions, so the coaching staff might be trying to rein him in to limit his opportunities to make costly mistakes.

QB | Carson Palmer | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer, who worked with the team's receivers last week during two bye-week practices and two days afterward, said the difference in terms of his command of the playbook is dramatic. "There's no comparison, this week to last Wednesday," Palmer said. "I'm comfortable with the entire playbook, comfortable with the guys, comfortable with the snap count, where to stand in the huddle. Every little bit I've been around here, every second I've had, I just learn more and more."

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers injured WRs Malcom Floyd (hip) and Vincent Jackson (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 2. More times than not this season at least one of QB Philip Rivers' key receivers has missed practice and their absences have impacted Rivers' timing in games. "(Rivers) handles it the best that he can," head coach Norv Turner said. "At some point it does have an effect."

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is worried about the pass rush of the New York Giants heading into the Week 9 game. "They get pressure probably better than anybody in the league," Brady said. "They lead the league in sacks. Damn near every guy on that D-line can rush the quarterback."

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said Wednesday, Nov. 2, that he doesn't regret being "honest" when he said he is a Top 5 quarterback who belonged in the same class with New England Patriots QB Tom Brady. "I'm usually not into the business of ranking and rating quarterbacks and comparing myself to other guys," Manning said. "Looking back, I thought I gave an honest answer, and I don't regret anything."

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) was able to take part in a full practice Wednesday, Nov. 2. He is expected to start in Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys.

QB | Matt Moore | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore (ribs) was able to practice fully Wednesday, Nov. 2. It appears he is on track to start in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs barring any setbacks.

QB | Jason Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (collarbone), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), PK Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring), CB Chris X. Johnson (groin, hamstring) and LB Rolando McClain (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (chest) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) said he was told by the coaching staff to sit out of the team's final practice before their bye week Wednesday, Nov. 2. "I didn't really decide to sit out (on Wednesday)," Stafford said. "I was told to sit out, which was good. I think it's part of it. You got to be able to rest."


Running Back

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw's (foot) foot injury is not considered serious and should be able to play in Week 9.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (foot) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 3. It appears that he will not be able to play in Week 9.

RB | Willis McGahee | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (hand) is participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (wrist), RB Felix Jones (ankle) and CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring) were not on the practice field Thursday, Nov. 3, and their chances of playing in Week 9 appear to be slim.

RB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis (hamstring) will be limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

RB | Thomas Clayton | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said RB Thomas Clayton will be active in Week 9. Clayton will likely spell RB Peyton Hillis (hamstring) if he is healthy enough to play.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (illness) has a stomach flu and will not practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson faces the most eight-man box defenses in the league. Peterson has 59 runs against eight-man fronts for 217 yards and four touchdowns this season. Peterson is the leading rusher in the NFL, and his numbers may go up with QB Christian Ponder now a legitimate threat in the passing game.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson said Wednesday, Nov. 2, that he has been frustrated with the run game, but he is keeping his head up. He said the criticism from fans doesn't bother him, and the real fans have his back. "Basically it can get no worse," Johnson said of the team's struggling rush offense.

RB | Joe McKnight | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets RB Joe McKnight is in line for an expanded role in the offense in the Week 9 game against the Buffalo Bills. "Absolutely he'll get more opportunities this week," head coach Rex Ryan said.

RB | Reggie Bush | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins haven't had a lot of bright spots, but the fact they have gotten RB Reggie Bush to successfully run hard up the middle, many times, has been quite the transformation.

RB | Mike Tolbert | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Mike Tolbert (hamstring) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Nov. 2.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (groin) was unable to practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

RB | Curtis Brinkley | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Curtis Brinkley (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

RB | Tashard Choice | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Tashard Choice (hamstring) and WR Santana Moss (hand) have been ruled out for Week 9.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) will miss practice time for the rest of the season, and he admitted that he isn't as explosive as he was before the injury. RBs LaRod Stephens-Howling, Alfonso Smith and Chester Taylor will likely be used more as a result.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans CB Jason Allen (knee), OG Thomas Austin (knee), LB Bryan Braman (neck), OG Mike Brisiel (shin), OT Duane Brown (shoulder), OG Antoine Caldwell (ankle), CB Sherrick McManis (groin), C Chris Myers (knee), LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow, hamstring, wrist), RB Ben Tate (ankle) and OT Eric Winston (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (calf), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (head), LB Auston English (knee), CB Dimitri Patterson (knee) and SS Ray Ventrone (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

RB | Kevin Faulk | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots RB Kevin Faulk (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back), DE Shaun Ellis (rib), LB Jerod Mayo (knee) and FS Josh Barrett (thumb) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

RB | Johnny White | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills OG Andy Levitre (shoulder), OT Demetrius Bell (shoulder), DL Kyle Williams (foot) and RB Johnny White (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (foot) is unlikely to play in Week 9 after missing practice again Wednesday, Nov. 2. He left the facilities Wednesday on crutches and in a protective boot. RBs Michael Bush and Taiwan Jones will fill the void if McFadden doesn't play.

RB | Anthony Allen | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens RB Anthony Allen (thigh), C Matt Birk (neck), OG Ben Grubbs (toe) and CB Danny Gorrer (thigh) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson thinks he has "an assurance" that the team will restructure his contract. However, Jackson does not have a timetable for when it will happen after having a meeting with general manager Buddy Nix three weeks ago. Jackson has two years left on his current deal.

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (heel) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

RB | Daniel Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas (hamstring) is participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2, but it is not known if he will be limited.


Fullback

FB | Henry Hynoski | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT Stacy Andrews (back), C David Baas (knee), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) and WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring) did not take part in practice Thursday, Nov. 3. FB Henry Hynoski (neck) was in pads, but didn't appear to be participating.

FB | Moran Norris | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), FS Dashon Goldson (knee) and FB Moran Norris (fibula) were listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FB | Mike Sellers | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins S Reed Doughty (chest), LB Rocky McIntosh (ankle), TE Logan Paulsen (shoulder) and RB Mike Sellers (back) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FB | Marcel Reece | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders TE Kevin Boss (concussion), S Matt Giordano (neck), RB Marcel Reece (ankle) and WR Chaz Schilens (groin) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FB | James Casey | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans RB James Casey (chest) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.


Wide Receiver

WR | Taylor Price | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Taylor Price (hamstring) said he is completely healthy and confident that he can become a bigger part of the team's offense moving forward. "My leg is feeling good so that's a big part of it," Price said. "I can be out there more consistent, put practices back-to-back and put games back-to-back. Just like I said being more consistent and being out there more just so there's not that inconsistency factor."

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 3. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Johnson is feeling better and is still considered a game-time decision for Week 9.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring) is making progress in his rehab from a hamstring injury but did not practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (neck) is participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora (knee) and WR Mario Manningham (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi (concussion) will be limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

WR | Ramses Barden | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants WR Ramses Barden (ankle) may find himself in the receiver rotation in Week 9 should WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring) miss the game.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes has been targeted just 41 times this season, third on the team and tied for 46th among NFL receivers.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh feels he will be able to add to the team's receiving corps as he will be able to work the middle of the field. "With the guys they have, they're all fast," Houshmandzadeh said, "but they don't really have a guy who can work the middle of the field and can run routes. So I can bring that to the table. With those guys on the outside and the way Carson throws the ball and his ability to understand what a defense is trying to do, we can be really good if we put this thing together real fast."

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Oakland Raiders have not had a 1,000-yard wide receiver since the 2005 season, when WR Randy Moss recorded 1,005 yards. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey is on pace for 992 yards this season.

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers injured WRs Malcom Floyd (hip) and Vincent Jackson (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 2. More times than not this season at least one of QB Philip Rivers' key receivers has missed practice and their absences have impacted Rivers' timing in games. "(Rivers) handles it the best that he can," head coach Norv Turner said. "At some point it does have an effect."

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers injured WRs Malcom Floyd (hip) and Vincent Jackson (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 2. More times than not this season at least one of QB Philip Rivers' key receivers has missed practice and their absences have impacted Rivers' timing in games. "(Rivers) handles it the best that he can," head coach Norv Turner said. "At some point it does have an effect."

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace said Wednesday, Nov. 2, that he sees himself making big plays in Week 9 against the Baltimore Ravens. "I visualize going deep or making big plays," Wallace said. "I visualize just a big play in general. I consider myself a big playmaker."

WR | Lee Evans | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Lee Evans (ankle) suggested recently that it might be a few weeks before he returns to game action. Evans hasn't played since Week 2 due to a left ankle injury.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Mike X. Williams (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

WR | Braylon Edwards | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Braylon Edwards (knee) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

WR | Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Tashard Choice (hamstring) and WR Santana Moss (hand) have been ruled out for Week 9.

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders TE Kevin Boss (concussion), S Matt Giordano (neck), RB Marcel Reece (ankle) and WR Chaz Schilens (groin) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

WR | Danario Alexander | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams WR Danario Alexander (hamstring), LB Brady Poppinga (calf) and OG Tony Wragge (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

WR | Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said the team needs to get WR Arrelious Benn more involved in the offense because he is one of the biggest playmakers on the team.

WR | Mike Sims-Walker | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Fantasy
The Jacksonville Jaguars placed WR Mike Sims-Walker (illness) on the Injured Reserve Wednesday, Nov. 2.

WR | Brian Robiskie | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed free-agent WR Brian Robiskie (Browns) off waivers.

WR | Donald Jones | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills OT Chris Hairston (ankle), WR Donald Jones (ankle) and CB Aaron Williams (chest) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

WR | Julio Jones | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

WR | David Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens WRs Lee Evans (ankle) and David Reed (knee) and LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

WR | Blair White | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts LB Kavell Conner (rest), TE Brody Eldridge (knee), DL Dwight Freeney (rest), CB Terrence Johnson (hamstring), C Jeff Saturday (knee) and WR Blair White (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Farrior (calf), LB James Harrison (eye), OT Jonathan Scott (ankle), WR Hines Ward (ankle) and LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers C Doug Legursky (toe) and WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

WR | Derek Hagan | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Oakland Raiders are likely to release WR Derek Hagan to make room on the roster for WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Hagan was not at practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.


Tight End

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez (back) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2, due to a sore back, but head coach Mike Smith said Gonzalez is expected to play in Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts.

TE | Cameron Morrah | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB Leroy Hill (knee) and TE Cameron Morrah (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

TE | Kevin Boss | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders TE Kevin Boss (concussion), S Matt Giordano (neck), RB Marcel Reece (ankle) and WR Chaz Schilens (groin) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

TE | Todd Heap | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals TE Jim Dray (pectoral), DL Nick Eason (Achilles'), TE Todd Heap (hamstring), LB Joey Porter (knee) and RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

TE | Julius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

TE | Dallas Clark | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

TE | Jermaine Gresham | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

TE | David Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE David Thomas (concussion), DE Junior Galette (undisclosed), DT Sedrick Ellis (ankle) and LB Jonathan Casillas (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

TE | Fred Davis | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis (ankle) sat out of practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.


Place Kicker

PK | Sebastian Janikowski | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 3.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Tony Pashos | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OT Tony Pashos (ankle) is expected to start in the team's Week 9 game.

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knee) remains "multiple" weeks away from returning, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. He has been ruled out for the Week 9 game against the San Diego Chargers. McCarthy said he is unsure if Clifton will be able to return this season.

OT | Marc Colombo | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins SS Yeremiah Bell (toe), OT Marc Colombo (knee), C Mike Pouncey (neck) and LB Jason Taylor (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OT | Trent Williams | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB Phillip Buchanon (neck, knee), LB London Fletcher (hamstring) and OT Trent Williams (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OT | Eric Winston | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans CB Jason Allen (knee), OG Thomas Austin (knee), LB Bryan Braman (neck), OG Mike Brisiel (shin), OT Duane Brown (shoulder), OG Antoine Caldwell (ankle), CB Sherrick McManis (groin), C Chris Myers (knee), LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow, hamstring, wrist), RB Ben Tate (ankle) and OT Eric Winston (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OT | Duane Brown | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans CB Jason Allen (knee), OG Thomas Austin (knee), LB Bryan Braman (neck), OG Mike Brisiel (shin), OT Duane Brown (shoulder), OG Antoine Caldwell (ankle), CB Sherrick McManis (groin), C Chris Myers (knee), LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow, hamstring, wrist), RB Ben Tate (ankle) and OT Eric Winston (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OT | Jason Smith | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DL Darell Scott (head) and OT Jason Smith (head) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots RB Kevin Faulk (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back), DE Shaun Ellis (rib), LB Jerod Mayo (knee) and FS Josh Barrett (thumb) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OT | Demetrius Bell | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills OG Andy Levitre (shoulder), OT Demetrius Bell (shoulder), DL Kyle Williams (foot) and RB Johnny White (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OT | Orlando Franklin | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OT Orlando Franklin (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OT | Sam Baker | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (undisclosed), OT Sam Baker (back) and C Todd McClure (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OT | Ryan Diem | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (knee) and OG Ryan Diem (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OT | Anthony Castonzo | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Anthony Castonzo (ankle), DL Drake Nevis (back), OT Quinn Ojinnaka (shoulder) and OG Mike Pollak (hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OT | Jonathan Scott | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Farrior (calf), LB James Harrison (eye), OT Jonathan Scott (ankle), WR Hines Ward (ankle) and LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OT | Gabe Carimi | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears OG Chris Spencer has excelled after his move from center to right guard for the team, but it's possible he could go back to a bench player with OT Gabe Carimi (knee) close to returning. OT Lance Louis could slide from right tackle to guard.

OT | Zach Strief | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OT Zach Strief (knee) is expected to start at right tackle in Week 9 after missing five games because of a knee injury.

OT | Ray Willis | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have placed OT Charles Brown (hip) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season. In a corresponding move, the team signed free-agent OT Ray Willis (Dolphins). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OT | Charles Brown | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have placed OT Charles Brown (hip) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season. In a corresponding move, the team signed free-agent OT Ray Willis (Dolphins). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Guard

OG | Kris Dielman | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DL Luis A. Castillo (leg), OG Kris Dielman (concussion), LB Na'il Diggs (knee), OG Tyronne Green (hand) and LB Shaun Phillips (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OG | Richie Incognito | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Vontae Davis (hamstring), WR Clyde Gates (groin) and OG Richie Incognito (ankle) were each limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OG | Kyle Kosier | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring), OG Kyle Kosier (foot) and LB Sean Lee (wrist) were each unable to practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OG | Jeremy Zuttah | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Brian Price (illness) and OG Jeremy Zuttah (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OG | Mike Brisiel | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans CB Jason Allen (knee), OG Thomas Austin (knee), LB Bryan Braman (neck), OG Mike Brisiel (shin), OT Duane Brown (shoulder), OG Antoine Caldwell (ankle), CB Sherrick McManis (groin), C Chris Myers (knee), LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow, hamstring, wrist), RB Ben Tate (ankle) and OT Eric Winston (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OG | Shawn Lauvao | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OG Shawn Lauvao (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OG | Josh Sitton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OG Josh Sitton (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OG | Ben Grubbs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens RB Anthony Allen (thigh), C Matt Birk (neck), OG Ben Grubbs (toe) and CB Danny Gorrer (thigh) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OG | Chris Spencer | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears OG Chris Spencer has excelled after his move from center to right guard for the team, but it's possible he could go back to a bench player with OT Gabe Carimi (knee) close to returning. OT Lance Louis could slide from right tackle to guard.

OG | Lance Louis | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears OG Chris Spencer has excelled after his move from center to right guard for the team, but it's possible he could go back to a bench player with OT Gabe Carimi (knee) close to returning. OT Lance Louis could slide from right tackle to guard.


Defensive Line

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (thigh) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora (knee) and WR Mario Manningham (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have not started serious negotiations with DL Cliff Avril on a long-term contract extension. Avril is scheduled to become a free agent after the season. He is tied for the team lead in sacks (five) and forced fumbles (three). Avril would like to remain with the Lions.

DL | Luis A. Castillo | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DL Luis A. Castillo (leg) is not expected to return to the lineup anytime soon. Castillo has been out since Week 1.

DL | Kenrick Ellis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday, Nov. 2, that he is hopeful DLs Mike DeVito (knee) and Kenrick Ellis (ankle) will be able to practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

DL | Justin Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers DL Ray McDonald (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2, nor did DL Justin Smith (rest). Smith's absence was not injury related.

DL | Ray McDonald | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers DL Ray McDonald (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2, nor did DL Justin Smith (rest). Smith's absence was not injury related.

DL | Kendall Langford | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins DL Kendall Langford (hip) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

DL | Gerald McCoy | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Jeff Faine (biceps), LB Mason Foster (ankle), DL Gerald McCoy (ankle) and WR Sammie Stroughter (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

DL | Frank Okam | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Frank Okam (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

DL | Brian Price | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Brian Price (illness) and OG Jeremy Zuttah (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

DL | Mike Neal | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Mike Neal (knee) will resume practicing next week, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

DL | Darell Scott | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DL Darell Scott (head) and OT Jason Smith (head) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (foot), FB Henry Hynoski (neck) and DL Justin Tuck (groin, neck) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

DL | Shaun Ellis | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots RB Kevin Faulk (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back), DE Shaun Ellis (rib), LB Jerod Mayo (knee) and FS Josh Barrett (thumb) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

DL | Kyle Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills OG Andy Levitre (shoulder), OT Demetrius Bell (shoulder), DL Kyle Williams (foot) and RB Johnny White (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (undisclosed), OT Sam Baker (back) and C Todd McClure (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

DL | Carlos Dunlap | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap (groin) and LB Thomas Howard (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

DL | Drake Nevis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Anthony Castonzo (ankle), DL Drake Nevis (back), OT Quinn Ojinnaka (shoulder) and OG Mike Pollak (hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts LB Kavell Conner (rest), TE Brody Eldridge (knee), DL Dwight Freeney (rest), CB Terrence Johnson (hamstring), C Jeff Saturday (knee) and WR Blair White (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

DL | Sedrick Ellis | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE David Thomas (concussion), DE Junior Galette (undisclosed), DT Sedrick Ellis (ankle) and LB Jonathan Casillas (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.


Linebacker

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (wrist), RB Felix Jones (ankle) and CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring) were not on the practice field Thursday, Nov. 3, and their chances of playing in Week 9 appear to be slim.

LB | Shaun Phillips | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Shaun Phillips (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2. Head coach Norv Turner appeared to indicate Phillips will also miss the team's Week 9 game. "(Phillips) wasn't able to go today," Turner said. "That is not what you are looking for. If you are looking for an indicator, you start there."

LB | James Farrior | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
If Pittsburgh Steelers veteran LBs James Farrior (calf), James Harrison (eye) and LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) cannot go in Week 9, LBs Chris Carter, Stevenson Sylvester and Jason Worilds would play significant roles.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
If Pittsburgh Steelers veteran LBs James Farrior (calf), James Harrison (eye) and LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) cannot go in Week 9, LBs Chris Carter, Stevenson Sylvester and Jason Worilds would play significant roles.

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
If Pittsburgh Steelers veteran LBs James Farrior (calf), James Harrison (eye) and LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) cannot go in Week 9, LBs Chris Carter, Stevenson Sylvester and Jason Worilds would play significant roles.

LB | LeRoy Hill | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB Leroy Hill (knee) and TE Cameron Morrah (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

LB | Mason Foster | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Jeff Faine (biceps), LB Mason Foster (ankle), DL Gerald McCoy (ankle) and WR Sammie Stroughter (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

LB | Rocky McIntosh | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins S Reed Doughty (chest), LB Rocky McIntosh (ankle), TE Logan Paulsen (shoulder) and RB Mike Sellers (back) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

LB | London Fletcher | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB Phillip Buchanon (neck, knee), LB London Fletcher (hamstring) and OT Trent Williams (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

LB | Rolando McClain | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (collarbone), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), PK Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring), CB Chris X. Johnson (groin, hamstring) and LB Rolando McClain (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

LB | DeMeco Ryans | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans CB Jason Allen (knee), OG Thomas Austin (knee), LB Bryan Braman (neck), OG Mike Brisiel (shin), OT Duane Brown (shoulder), OG Antoine Caldwell (ankle), CB Sherrick McManis (groin), C Chris Myers (knee), LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow, hamstring, wrist), RB Ben Tate (ankle) and OT Eric Winston (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

LB | Michael Boley | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Michael Boley (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

LB | Chris Gocong | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OT Tony Pashos (ankle), LBs Chris Gocong (shoulder) and Kaluka Maiava (knee) and SS T.J. Ward (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

LB | Jerod Mayo | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots RB Kevin Faulk (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back), DE Shaun Ellis (rib), LB Jerod Mayo (knee) and FS Josh Barrett (thumb) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers S Morgan Burnett (hand), LB Jamari Lattimore (shoulder), LB Clay Matthews (quadriceps), CB Sam Shields (concussion) and LB Frank Zombo (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

LB | Calvin Pace | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets C Nick Mangold (ankle), LBs David Harris (ankle) and Calvin Pace (groin) and CB Isaiah Trufant (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

LB | Thomas Howard | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap (groin) and LB Thomas Howard (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

LB | Rey Maualuga | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OG Mike McGlynn (undisclosed), LB Rey Maualuga (ankle), CBs Nate Clements (knee) and Adam Jones (hamstring) and FS Chris Crocker (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

LB | Pat Angerer | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (knee) and OG Ryan Diem (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

LB | Kavell Conner | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts LB Kavell Conner (rest), TE Brody Eldridge (knee), DL Dwight Freeney (rest), CB Terrence Johnson (hamstring), C Jeff Saturday (knee) and WR Blair White (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

LB | Jonathan Vilma | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.


Cornerback

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (foot) is likely to make his NFL debut in Week 9 against the New England Patriots. However, it might be too soon for him to move into the nickel back role.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (wrist), RB Felix Jones (ankle) and CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring) were not on the practice field Thursday, Nov. 3, and their chances of playing in Week 9 appear to be slim.

CB | Shawntae Spencer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock (hand) and CB Shawntae Spencer (toe) were listed as full participants in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

CB | Vontae Davis | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Vontae Davis (hamstring), WR Clyde Gates (groin) and OG Richie Incognito (ankle) were each limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

CB | Phillip Buchanon | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB Phillip Buchanon (neck, knee), LB London Fletcher (hamstring) and OT Trent Williams (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

CB | Aaron Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills OT Chris Hairston (ankle), WR Donald Jones (ankle) and CB Aaron Williams (chest) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

CB | Chris Owens | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Chris Owens (concussion) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

CB | Nate Clements | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OG Mike McGlynn (undisclosed), LB Rey Maualuga (ankle), CBs Nate Clements (knee) and Adam Jones (hamstring) and FS Chris Crocker (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.


Strong Safety

SS | Chris Hope | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans SS Chris Hope (forearm) should be cleared to resume practicing next week, according to head coach Mike Munchak.

SS | Yeremiah Bell | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins SS Yeremiah Bell (toe), OT Marc Colombo (knee), C Mike Pouncey (neck) and LB Jason Taylor (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

SS | Jon McGraw | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs SS Jon McGraw (shoulder) was unable to practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.


Free Safety

FS | Michael Griffin | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans FS Michael Griffin (hip) is dealing with some hip soreness. Head coach Mike Munchak expects him to be fine for practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

FS | Dashon Goldson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), FS Dashon Goldson (knee) and FB Moran Norris (fibula) were listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins S Oshiomogho Atogwe (toe, knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FS | Michael Huff | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders S Michael Huff (ankle) and C Samson Satele (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FS | Danieal Manning | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans S Danieal Manning (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FS | T.J. Ward | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OT Tony Pashos (ankle), LBs Chris Gocong (shoulder) and Kaluka Maiava (knee) and SS T.J. Ward (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FS | Kerry Rhodes | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals TE Rob Housler (groin), S Kerry Rhodes (foot) and FB Anthony Sherman (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FS | Morgan Burnett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers S Morgan Burnett (hand), LB Jamari Lattimore (shoulder), LB Clay Matthews (quadriceps), CB Sam Shields (concussion) and LB Frank Zombo (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 2.

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