Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 22, 2011 @ 10:26:37 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) refuted a report that said he will miss the rest of the regular season. "They always like to say things," Roethlisberger said. "Unless Coach (Mike Tomlin) said something, I will wait to hear it from him."

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Injury
The Cleveland Browns will not be disciplined by the NFL for their handling of QB Colt McCoy's (head) concussion, according to a league spokesman.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson has a passer rating of 105.8 and has not thrown an interception in his last three games - all wins. Jackson is slowly returning to full strength following a pectoral injury. "He's on a real good run right now since he got healthy," head coach Pete Carroll said.

QB | Jason Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (collarbone) has resumed throwing. Head coach Hue Jackson estimated the throwing distance to be about 30 yards, but wouldn't guess when Campbell will be able to serve in a backup role to QB Carson Palmer.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman (shoulder) was able to practice in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai said QB Peyton Manning's (neck) throws last week had game-like velocity on them. Chairman Bill Polian confirmed this, but Manning has been ruled out of the team's final two games. Manning has been making passes from 20 to 25 yards.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb), RB Matt Forte (knee), WR Devin Hester (ankle), TE Kellen Davis (back), DE Julius Peppers (undisclosed), DL Henry Melton (shin) and LB Lance Briggs (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals CB Michael Adams (shoulder), LB Stewart Bradley (hamstring), S Rashad Johnson (knee), QB Kevin Kolb (head), RB Alfonso Smith (back), RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (hamstring) and P Dave Zastudil (biceps) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (ribs) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (neck) was participating during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.


Running Back

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said he's confident RB Felix Jones (hamstring) will be able to play in Week 16. The team is just being cautious with Jones right now because he's the only running back they have left who was on the roster to begin the season.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (foot) sat out practice Wednesday, Dec. 21, because of the residual effect from his workout with a team trainer Tuesday, Dec. 20, according to head coach Hue Jackson. McFadden experienced some soreness from the session.

RB | Roy Helu Jr. | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu Jr. (toe, knee) is optimistic he'll be ready to play in Week 16 against the Minnesota Vikings. He was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Brian Leonard | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals backfield was at full strength for the first time in a couple of weeks when FB Brian Leonard (knee) joined FB Chris Pressley (knee) at practice Wednesday, Dec. 21. Both Leonard and Pressley were limited in practice. With Leonard and Pressley out with knee injuries, the team has struggled in short-yardage situations, especially in Week 15. "One of the first ones, there was some misunderstanding by one or two of the guys," Pressley said. "We understand the fire of third-and-ones and goal line. We've been bad in the red zone and some of those things just have to change. It's an emphasis this week."

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Taiwan Jones | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring) and DL Tommy Kelly (toe) were listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb), RB Matt Forte (knee), WR Devin Hester (ankle), TE Kellen Davis (back), DE Julius Peppers (undisclosed), DL Henry Melton (shin) and LB Lance Briggs (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Marion Barber III | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (calf), OG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) and DL Brian Schaefering (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Willis McGahee | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21, after being limited Tuesday, Dec. 20. He needs just 10 more yards to become the team's first 1,000-yard rusher since RB Tatum Bell did it in 2006.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | LaRod Stephens-Howling | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals CB Michael Adams (shoulder), LB Stewart Bradley (hamstring), S Rashad Johnson (knee), QB Kevin Kolb (head), RB Alfonso Smith (back), RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (hamstring) and P Dave Zastudil (biceps) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (knee, ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Brandon Saine | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Desmond Bishop (calf), OT Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), DL Mike Neal (shoulder) and RB Brandon Saine (concussion) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Danny Woodhead | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots RBs Shane Vereen (hamstring) and Danny Woodhead (abdomen), WRs Julian Edelman (back) and Matt Slater (shoulder), C Ryan Wendell (calf), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Brian Waters (ankle), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb) and Brandon Spikes (knee), CBs Kyle Arrington (foot) and Devin McCourty (shoulder), SS Patrick Chung (foot) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Johnny White | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Johnny White (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring), OT Todd Herremans (ankle) and DL Darryl Tapp (ribs) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Danny Ware | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants LB Mark Herzlich (ankle), DL Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee) and RB Danny Ware (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Shonn Greene (rib, shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Joe McKnight | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Marquice Cole (knee), DL Mike DeVito (knee), RB Joe McKnight (elbow, shoulder), OG Brandon Moore (hip) and S Eric Smith (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Tim Hightower | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (knee) said he is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.


Fullback

FB | Bruce Miller | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers FB Bruce Miller (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

FB | Mike Sellers | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday, Dec. 21, that FB Mike Sellers (elbow) was more "limited-to-full" in practice. He believes Sellers will be ready to play in the Week 16 game against the Minnesota Vikings Saturday, Dec. 24.

FB | Owen Marecic | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Joshua Cribbs (groin), FB Owen Marecic (head, ankle), OT Tony Pashos (ankle) and S Usama Young (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.


Wide Receiver

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (knee) will undergo surgery to repair a slight tear in his meniscus and will miss the rest of the regular season. He is expected to be ready for the start of the playoffs.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Plaxico Burress (illness) is practicing Thursday, Dec. 22.

WR | Jeremy Kerley | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 22.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (foot) sat out practice Wednesday, Dec. 21, because of the residual effect from his workout with a team trainer Tuesday, Dec. 20, according to head coach Hue Jackson. Ford experienced some soreness following the session.

WR | Braylon Edwards | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Wednesday, Dec. 21, that WR Braylon Edwards (knee) is considered day-to-day. "It's day-to-day and we'll just take it day-to-day and go from there," Roman said.

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy (groin) was held out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 21, due to "groin tightness." His status for Week 16 is unclear.

WR | Doug Baldwin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers LB Blake Costanzo (undisclosed) and WR Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson (groin) rested his groin injury Wednesday, Dec. 21, during practice, but he is expected to play in the Week 16 game against the Detroit Lions.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (groin) is expected to play in Week 16 against the Denver Broncos. Officially, he was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21. "Stevie looked fine," head coach Chan Gailey said. "He's not there yet, but he'll get there by Saturday."

WR | A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (shoulder) is expected to play in the Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals despite being limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21. The fact he went through the early stages of the morning practice is an indication he'll play.

WR | Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, , Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn (concussion) was able to practice in full Wednesday, Dec. 21. He was inactive in Week 15, and WR Dezmon Briscoe started in his absence.

WR | Nate Washington | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Nate Washington (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

WR | Mike Thomas | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars WRs Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Mike Thomas (concussion), TE Marcedes Lewis (hamstring), OT Guy Whimper (knee) and DE Matt Roth (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb), RB Matt Forte (knee), WR Devin Hester (ankle), TE Kellen Davis (back), DE Julius Peppers (undisclosed), DL Henry Melton (shin) and LB Lance Briggs (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

WR | Joshua Cribbs | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Joshua Cribbs (groin), FB Owen Marecic (head, ankle), OT Tony Pashos (ankle) and S Usama Young (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (thigh), LB Ben Jacobs (head), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot), WR Jordan Norwood (head), DL Scott Paxson (hand, calf) and S T.J. Ward (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Laurent Robinson (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee) and WR Greg Jennings (knee) have been ruled out for Week 16.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

WR | Deion Branch | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (hamstring, shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot) and C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

WR | Brandon Lloyd | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Brandon Lloyd (illness) fully participated in participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Mario Manningham (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

WR | Andre Caldwell | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals WR Andre Caldwell (groin) and OT Andrew Whitworth (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.


Tight End

TE | Scott Chandler | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Wednesday, Dec. 21, that TE Scott Chandler (ankle) has a "decent chance" of returning to the lineup in Week 16 against the Denver Broncos. Chandler was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

TE | Marcedes Lewis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars WRs Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Mike Thomas (concussion), TE Marcedes Lewis (hamstring), OT Guy Whimper (knee) and DE Matt Roth (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

TE | Anthony Fasano | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins TE Anthony Fasano (head) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

TE | Daniel Fells | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos DL Brodrick Bunkley (knee), TE Daniel Fells (thumb) and LB Von Miller (thumb) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

TE | Jake Ballard | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants TE Jake Ballard (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

TE | Dallas Clark | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark (neck) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21, and is listed as doubtful for Week 16.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers S Charles Godfrey (shoulder), OT Jordan Gross (ankle), DL Charles Johnson (back), CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) and TE Jeremy Shockey (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.


Place Kicker

PK | Shayne Graham | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens PK Shayne Graham is expected to kick in Week 16 in place of injured PK Billy Cundiff (calf). The team will determine their kicker on a week-to-week basis.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (hamstring, back) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21, and head coach Mike McCarthy said he was not prepared to declare Clifton as game-ready.

OT | Jammal Brown | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OT Jammal Brown (groin) and LB London Fletcher (ankle) are optimistic about playing the Week 16 game against the Minnesota Vikings Saturday, Dec. 24.

OT | Tyler Polumbus | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OT Tyler Polumbus might make another start in Week 16 against the Minnesota Vikings if Jammal Brown (groin) cannot go.

OT | Andre Smith | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals OT Andre Smith (ankle) was back at practice for a second straight day Wednesday, Dec. 21, after missing the past two games due to an ankle injury.

OT | Andrew Whitworth | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (knee) said Wednesday, Dec. 21, that he just needed rest to "heal" some ailments, and he will be ready to play in Week 16.

OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OT Jake Long (back) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

OT | Guy Whimper | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars WRs Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Mike Thomas (concussion), TE Marcedes Lewis (hamstring), OT Guy Whimper (knee) and DE Matt Roth (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

OT | Gosder Cherilus | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Don Carey (concussion), OT Gosder Cherilus (hamstring), S Louis Delmas (knee), DL Nick Fairley (foot), S Chris Harris (concussion), DL Kyle Vanden Bosch (neck) and DL Corey Williams (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

OT | Tony Pashos | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Joshua Cribbs (groin), FB Owen Marecic (head, ankle), OT Tony Pashos (ankle) and S Usama Young (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee) and WR Greg Jennings (knee) have been ruled out for Week 16.

OT | Jordan Gross | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers S Charles Godfrey (shoulder), OT Jordan Gross (ankle), DL Charles Johnson (back), CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) and TE Jeremy Shockey (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.


Guard

OG | Steve Hutchinson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings C Joe Berger practiced Wednesday, Dec. 21, in place of OG Steve Hutchinson (concussion, lip) at left guard. Berger might make the start in Week 16, with OL Brandon Fusco as his backup, if Hutchinson is declared inactive.

OG | Robert Gallery | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OG Robert Gallery (hip) and LB David Hawthorne (knee) were able to take part in a full practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

OG | Rob Sims | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB Justin Durant (hamstring), DL Lawrence Jackson (thigh), OG Rob Sims (shoulder) and S Amari Spievey (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

OG | Shawn Lauvao | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (calf), OG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) and DL Brian Schaefering (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

OG | Kyle Kosier | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier (foot), DT Jay Ratliff (rib), LB DeMarcus Ware (neck) and CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

OG | Brandon Keith | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals S Sean Considine (foot) and OT Brandon Keith (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

OG | Brian Waters | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots RBs Shane Vereen (hamstring) and Danny Woodhead (abdomen), WRs Julian Edelman (back) and Matt Slater (shoulder), C Ryan Wendell (calf), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Brian Waters (ankle), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb) and Brandon Spikes (knee), CBs Kyle Arrington (foot) and Devin McCourty (shoulder), SS Patrick Chung (foot) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

OG | Todd Herremans | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring), OT Todd Herremans (ankle) and DL Darryl Tapp (ribs) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

OG | Anthony Herrera | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OG Anthony Herrera (knee), DT Kevin Williams (knee), LB Erin Henderson (illness) and SS Jarrad Page (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

OG | Mike Brisiel | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Mike Brisiel (ankle), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle) and FS Troy Nolan (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21, and are ruled out for Week 16.

OG | Brandon Moore | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Marquice Cole (knee), DL Mike DeVito (knee), RB Joe McKnight (elbow, shoulder), OG Brandon Moore (hip) and S Eric Smith (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.


Offensive Line

OL | Vladimir Ducasse | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets OL Vladimir Ducasse (knee), DL Ropati Pitoitua (hand) and OG Caleb Schlauderaff (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.


Defensive Line

DL | Mark Anderson | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DL Mark Anderson will get a chance to fill in for the injured LB Andre Carter (quadriceps). "If you lose somebody like Andre, that's a very key player to our defense," Anderson said Wednesday, Dec. 21. "But my role is not going to change. I'm still gonna go out there and play hard. Conditioning and preparation don't change."

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DL Nick Fairley (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21, although he was able to do so Tuesday, Dec. 20. Two weeks ago Fairley said rest might be part of his weekly regimen going forward, as he continues to recover from a foot injury.

DL | Corey Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DL Corey Williams (hip) said Wednesday, Dec. 21, that he expects to play in Week 16 despite missing practice Wednesday, Dec. 21. "It's something that happened and it ain't nothing that I can't handle, I've been through worse," Williams said.

DL | Kyle Vanden Bosch | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DL Kyle Vanden Bosch (neck) normally gets off for practice each Wednesday, but this week he is listed with a neck injury. He did not participate Wednesday, Dec. 21, in practice.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (concussion) is still suffering from the effects of a concussion suffered two weeks ago. He did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21, and is uncertain for Week 16.

DL | Mike Neal | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Mike Neal (shoulder) is battling a shoulder injury, which is a new ailment unrelated to his previous injury.

DL | Red Bryant | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DL Red Bryant (undisclosed), CB Kennard Cox (hamstring), DL Clinton McDonald (concussion) and LB Malcolm Smith (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Travis LaBoy | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Travis LaBoy (knee) is unlikely to play in the Week 16 game against the Detroit Lions. The team promoted LB Darryl Gamble from the practice squad to join the rotation with LB Antwan Barnes and Shaun Phillips.

DL | Dontay Moch | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals LB Dontay Moch (head) was able to practice in full Wednesday, Dec. 21. He has been limited lately by migraines.

DL | Tommy Kelly | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring) and DL Tommy Kelly (toe) were listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | John Henderson | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (collarbone), DL John Henderson (knee) and FS Michael Huff (hamstring) were unable to practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Michael X. Bennett (toe), LB Geno Hayes (knee), DL Albert Haynesworth (knee) and DL Brian Price (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Michael X. Bennett | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Michael X. Bennett (toe), LB Geno Hayes (knee), DL Albert Haynesworth (knee) and DL Brian Price (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Dave Ball | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE Dave Ball (undisclosed) and LB Gerald McRath (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Antonio Garay | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DL Antonio Garay (toe) and LB Travis LaBoy (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Matt Roth | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars WRs Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Mike Thomas (concussion), TE Marcedes Lewis (hamstring), OT Guy Whimper (knee) and DE Matt Roth (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Julius Peppers | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb), RB Matt Forte (knee), WR Devin Hester (ankle), TE Kellen Davis (back), DE Julius Peppers (undisclosed), DL Henry Melton (shin) and LB Lance Briggs (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Henry Melton | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb), RB Matt Forte (knee), WR Devin Hester (ankle), TE Kellen Davis (back), DE Julius Peppers (undisclosed), DL Henry Melton (shin) and LB Lance Briggs (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Stephen Bowen | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DE Stephen Bowen (knee), CB Josh Wilson (chest, head) and P Sav Rocca (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Lawrence Jackson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB Justin Durant (hamstring), DL Lawrence Jackson (thigh), OG Rob Sims (shoulder) and S Amari Spievey (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Willie Young | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Aaron Berry (shoulder), CB Chris Houston (knee) and DL Willie Young (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Cory Redding | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens PK Billy Cundiff (calf) and DL Cory Redding (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier (foot), DT Jay Ratliff (rib), LB DeMarcus Ware (neck) and CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Brodrick Bunkley | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos DL Brodrick Bunkley (knee), TE Daniel Fells (thumb) and LB Von Miller (thumb) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Darryl Tapp | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring), OT Todd Herremans (ankle) and DL Darryl Tapp (ribs) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DLs Cullen Jenkins (groin) and Trevor Laws (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Trevor Laws | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DLs Cullen Jenkins (groin) and Trevor Laws (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Chris Long | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams QB A.J. Feeley (thumb), DE Chris Long (ankle) and CBs Josh Gordy (abdomen) and Justin King (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Kevin Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OG Anthony Herrera (knee), DT Kevin Williams (knee), LB Erin Henderson (illness) and SS Jarrad Page (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants LB Mark Herzlich (ankle), DL Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee) and RB Danny Ware (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

DL | Jamaal Anderson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Delone Carter (forearm), DE Jamaal Anderson (groin), LB A.J. Edds (ankle) and SS Antoine Bethea (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21, and are listed as questionable for Week 16.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DE Robert Mathis (knee) and LB Philip Wheeler (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21, and are listed as questionable for Week 16.

DL | Charles Johnson | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers S Charles Godfrey (shoulder), OT Jordan Gross (ankle), DL Charles Johnson (back), CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) and TE Jeremy Shockey (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.


Linebacker

LB | Joey Porter | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals LB Joey Porter's (knee) career most likely is over after he was placed on Injured Reserve with a knee injury. Porter, 34, is in the final year of his contract.

LB | Andre Carter | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DL Mark Anderson will get a chance to fill in for the injured LB Andre Carter (quadriceps). "If you lose somebody like Andre, that's a very key player to our defense," Anderson said Wednesday, Dec. 21. "But my role is not going to change. I'm still gonna go out there and play hard. Conditioning and preparation don't change."

LB | Patrick Willis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers LB Patrick Willis (hamstring) said he is hopeful of playing in the Week 16 game against the Seattle Seahawks Saturday, Dec. 24. Willis has missed two straight games with a strained right hamstring.

LB | Desmond Bishop | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Desmond Bishop (calf) looked good at practice Wednesday, Dec. 21, and head coach Mike McCarthy said Bishop has a good chance of playing in Week 16 against the Chicago Bears barring any setbacks.

LB | David Hawthorne | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OG Robert Gallery (hip) and LB David Hawthorne (knee) were able to take part in a full practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

LB | London Fletcher | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OT Jammal Brown (groin) and LB London Fletcher (ankle) are optimistic about playing the Week 16 game against the Minnesota Vikings Saturday, Dec. 24.

LB | Shaun Phillips | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Travis LaBoy (knee) is unlikely to play in the Week 16 game against the Detroit Lions. The team promoted LB Darryl Gamble from the practice squad to join the rotation with LB Antwan Barnes and Shaun Phillips.

LB | Antwan Barnes | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Travis LaBoy (knee) is unlikely to play in the Week 16 game against the Detroit Lions. The team promoted LB Darryl Gamble from the practice squad to join the rotation with LB Antwan Barnes and Shaun Phillips.

LB | Donald Butler | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb), RB Matt Forte (knee), WR Devin Hester (ankle), TE Kellen Davis (back), DE Julius Peppers (undisclosed), DL Henry Melton (shin) and LB Lance Briggs (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

LB | Justin Durant | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB Justin Durant (hamstring), DL Lawrence Jackson (thigh), OG Rob Sims (shoulder) and S Amari Spievey (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (wrist) and P Mat McBriar (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

LB | DeMarcus Ware | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier (foot), DT Jay Ratliff (rib), LB DeMarcus Ware (neck) and CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

LB | Brandon Spikes | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots RBs Shane Vereen (hamstring) and Danny Woodhead (abdomen), WRs Julian Edelman (back) and Matt Slater (shoulder), C Ryan Wendell (calf), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Brian Waters (ankle), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb) and Brandon Spikes (knee), CBs Kyle Arrington (foot) and Devin McCourty (shoulder), SS Patrick Chung (foot) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

LB | Von Miller | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos DL Brodrick Bunkley (knee), TE Daniel Fells (thumb) and LB Von Miller (thumb) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Mewelde Moore (knee), LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) and CB Curtis Brown (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

LB | Erin Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OG Anthony Herrera (knee), DT Kevin Williams (knee), LB Erin Henderson (illness) and SS Jarrad Page (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.


Cornerback

CB | Stanford Routt | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Rock Cartwright (calf), FS Matt Giordano (shoulder), CB Bryan McCann (concussion), CB Stanford Routt (knee), C Samson Satele (shoulder) and WR Chaz Schilens (hip) were listed as full participants in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

CB | Josh Wilson | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DE Stephen Bowen (knee), CB Josh Wilson (chest, head) and P Sav Rocca (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Aaron Berry (shoulder), CB Chris Houston (knee) and DL Willie Young (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

CB | Aaron Berry | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Aaron Berry (shoulder), CB Chris Houston (knee) and DL Willie Young (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

CB | Joe Haden | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (thigh), LB Ben Jacobs (head), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot), WR Jordan Norwood (head), DL Scott Paxson (hand, calf) and S T.J. Ward (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier (foot), DT Jay Ratliff (rib), LB DeMarcus Ware (neck) and CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

CB | Devin McCourty | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots RBs Shane Vereen (hamstring) and Danny Woodhead (abdomen), WRs Julian Edelman (back) and Matt Slater (shoulder), C Ryan Wendell (calf), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Brian Waters (ankle), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb) and Brandon Spikes (knee), CBs Kyle Arrington (foot) and Devin McCourty (shoulder), SS Patrick Chung (foot) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

CB | Justin King | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams QB A.J. Feeley (thumb), DE Chris Long (ankle) and CBs Josh Gordy (abdomen) and Justin King (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

CB | Asher Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OG Steve Hutchinson (concussion) and CBs Asher Allen (concussion, shoulder) and Chris Cook (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

CB | Captain Munnerlyn | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers S Charles Godfrey (shoulder), OT Jordan Gross (ankle), DL Charles Johnson (back), CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) and TE Jeremy Shockey (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.


Strong Safety

SS | Will Allen | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Will Allen (wrist) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

SS | Amari Spievey | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB Justin Durant (hamstring), DL Lawrence Jackson (thigh), OG Rob Sims (shoulder) and S Amari Spievey (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 21.

SS | Jon McGraw | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs C Casey Wiegmann (calf) and SS Jon McGraw (ankle) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

SS | Chris Harris | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Don Carey (concussion), OT Gosder Cherilus (hamstring), S Louis Delmas (knee), DL Nick Fairley (foot), S Chris Harris (concussion), DL Kyle Vanden Bosch (neck) and DL Corey Williams (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

SS | Sean Considine | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals S Sean Considine (foot) and OT Brandon Keith (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

SS | Patrick Chung | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots RBs Shane Vereen (hamstring) and Danny Woodhead (abdomen), WRs Julian Edelman (back) and Matt Slater (shoulder), C Ryan Wendell (calf), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Brian Waters (ankle), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb) and Brandon Spikes (knee), CBs Kyle Arrington (foot) and Devin McCourty (shoulder), SS Patrick Chung (foot) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

SS | Brian Dawkins | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos Ss David Bruton (Achilles') and Brian Dawkins (neck) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

SS | Jarrad Page | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OG Anthony Herrera (knee), DT Kevin Williams (knee), LB Erin Henderson (illness) and SS Jarrad Page (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.


Free Safety

FS | Michael Huff | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (collarbone), DL John Henderson (knee) and FS Michael Huff (hamstring) were unable to practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Don Carey (concussion), OT Gosder Cherilus (hamstring), S Louis Delmas (knee), DL Nick Fairley (foot), S Chris Harris (concussion), DL Kyle Vanden Bosch (neck) and DL Corey Williams (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

FS | T.J. Ward | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (thigh), LB Ben Jacobs (head), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot), WR Jordan Norwood (head), DL Scott Paxson (hand, calf) and S T.J. Ward (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

FS | Antoine Bethea | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Delone Carter (forearm), DE Jamaal Anderson (groin), LB A.J. Edds (ankle) and SS Antoine Bethea (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21, and are listed as questionable for Week 16.

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Marquice Cole (knee), DL Mike DeVito (knee), RB Joe McKnight (elbow, shoulder), OG Brandon Moore (hip) and S Eric Smith (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

FS | Charles Godfrey | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers S Charles Godfrey (shoulder), OT Jordan Gross (ankle), DL Charles Johnson (back), CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) and TE Jeremy Shockey (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

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