Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 11, 2012 @ 10:57:49 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 11, but his status for Week 6 is still uncertain because he will be undergoing more tests. The concussion Griffin suffered Week 5 was the second he has had in the past year with the first occurring when he was playing for Baylor.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo could serve as the holder on field goal attempts in Week 6, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Ps Chris Jones (knee) and Brian Moorman (groin), whose status for the game is uncertain because of injuries, would normally handle the holding duties. Garrett said backup QB Kyle Orton would be another candidate.

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel (concussion) has been ruled out for the team's Week 6 game.

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith (finger) said his sprained middle finger shouldn't be a problem for Week 6. Smith made some throws both Tuesday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 10, to test his finger, and said he expects it to keep healing as the week goes on and he uses it more. "It's doing fine," Smith said. "The more you move it around, keep it going, it'll get better as the week goes on." Smith said he might wear some tape "for support" on the finger for the game.

QB | John Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals QB John Skelton (ankle) said Wednesday, Oct. 10, that he is about 90 percent recovered, and could play in Week 6 if circumstances warranted it.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) is listed as limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10, due to a right shoulder injury.

QB | Christian Ponder | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Transaction, Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan left open the idea that QB Tim Tebow may not be in the long-term plans of the Jets. "When we traded for Tim, we understood his contract situation," Ryan said on Thursday. "We brought him in because we think Tim's a good football player. With that being said and this goes for any player we think the guys will be with us throughout the length of the contract, but if, you know… there's no guarantee there that if there's , you know, whatever, an opportunity to help your football team…. If we see fit…. whatever's in the best interest of our team… I guess no player is totally guaranteed that they'll be there. But clearly he's a guy that we thought a lot of and that's why we traded for him. And still think a lot of."

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (shoulder), RB Javon Ringer (knee) and OT Mike Otto (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10, and have been ruled out.


Running Back

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) said he expects to play Week 6 even though he still has soreness in his injured ankle.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) has yet to dress for a game after injuring his knee in the preseason and he's not happy about it. Though he claimed he was ready to play last week, the team held Jacobs out of Week 5. "How many times have you seen me (on the field) this year?" Jacobs asked. Jacobs feels he is in game shape. "I feel great. I feel phenomenal..." Jacobs would like to play against his former team, the New York Giants, in Week 6; however, he added it's not his call.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (shoulder) was able to take part in a full practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

RB | Shane Vereen | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RBs Brandon Bolden (knee) and Shane Vereen (foot) were listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

RB | Brandon Bolden | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RBs Brandon Bolden (knee) and Shane Vereen (foot) were listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

RB | LaRod Stephens-Howling | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (hip) took part in a limited practice Wednesday, Oct. 10, due to a hip ailment.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

RB | Evan Royster | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 10.

RB | Andre Brown | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (concussion), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), CB Corey Webster (hand, hamstring) and SS Kenny Phillips (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

RB | Daniel Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas (concussion) and CB Richard Marshall (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

RB | Peyton Hillis | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs RB Peyton Hillis (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10, and is listed as probable for Week 6.

RB | Cedric Benson | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers have placed RB Cedric Benson (foot) on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list. Benson may be able to return for the last four games of the season.


Fullback

FB | John Conner | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets FB John Conner (hamstring) and WR Clyde Gates (shoulder) are not expected to practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

FB | Brit Miller | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams FB Brit Miller (ankle), OT Rodger Saffold (knee) and LB Mario Haggan (thigh) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jeremy Kerley | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB Bart Scott (toe), LB Bryan Thomas (hamstring), WR Stephen Hill (hamstring), TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) and WR Jeremy Kerley (illness) will be limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

WR | Stephen Hill | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB Bart Scott (toe), LB Bryan Thomas (hamstring), WR Stephen Hill (hamstring), TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) and WR Jeremy Kerley (illness) will be limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

WR | Clyde Gates | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets FB John Conner (hamstring) and WR Clyde Gates (shoulder) are not expected to practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (concussion) admitted playing through a concussion after a vicious helmet-to-helmet collision with Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway in Week 4. "He rung my bell pretty good, he got me, he caught me around the chin, that was a good hit," Johnson said. "It's a part of football, you get concussed, you gotta keep on playing. You can't get afraid to go across the middle any more than you were at the beginning." Johnson also said he underwent a concussion test on the sideline after that hit. "They come and do the little test with the finger ... ask you what day, what game it is, stuff like that," Johnson said.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion) was able to practice in full Wednesday, Oct. 10.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

WR | Julian Edelman | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (hand), SS Steve Gregory (hip), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion) and LB Tracy White (foot) were unable to practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

WR | Brian Hartline | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

WR | Jonathan Baldwin | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin (hamstring), RB Shaun Draughn (ankle) and G Ryan Lilja (back) all were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

WR | Jerome Simpson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back, foot), DT Kevin Williams (illness) and FS Mistral Raymond (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

WR | Lestar Jean | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Alan Ball (ankle), G Antoine Caldwell (ankle, foot), T Shaun Cody (back), WR Lestar Jean (knee), and DE Antonio D. Smith (ankle) were all limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

WR | Titus Young | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions DT Corey Williams (knee) and WR Titus Young (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin (hamstring), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), WR Jordan Norwood (foot), DT Ahtyba Rubin (calf), LB D'Qwell Jackson (concussion), CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle) and S Tashaun Gipson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

WR | A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10, and is listed probable for Week 6.

WR | David Gettis | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers WR David Gettis (hamstring) said he will be ready to start practicing next week after spending the first six weeks of the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. The team will have three weeks to make a decision Gettis when he starts practicing.


Tight End

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB Bart Scott (toe), LB Bryan Thomas (hamstring), WR Stephen Hill (hamstring), TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) and WR Jeremy Kerley (illness) will be limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hip) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle) went through practice Wednesday, Oct. 10, on a limited basis.

TE | Michael Hoomanawanui | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (hand), SS Steve Gregory (hip), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion) and LB Tracy White (foot) were unable to practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

TE | Todd Heap | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (hamstring), TE Jim Dray (knee), TE Todd Heap (knee) and LB O'Brien Schofield (knee) are each listed as limited participants for practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

TE | Martellus Bennett | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (concussion), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), CB Corey Webster (hand, hamstring) and SS Kenny Phillips (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

TE | Jeff Cumberland | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets LB Nick Bellore (shoulder), CB Antonio Cromartie (shoulder), TE Jeff Cumberland (ribs), OT Austin Howard (back), WR Jeremy Kerley (finger), OG Brandon Moore (hip), LB Calvin Pace (Achilles'), QB Mark Sanchez (back), OG Matt Slauson (knee) and S Eric Smith (hip, knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 10.

TE | Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.


Place Kicker

PK | Sebastian Janikowski | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski (groin) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10. He is expected to be fine for the Week 6 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

PK | Shayne Graham | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Justin Forsett (thigh), PK Shayne Graham (calf), S Shiloh Keo (neck), LB Jesse Nading (foot) and G Wade Smith (foot) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jared Gaither | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said OT Jared Gaither (groin) should not have been on the field when he gave up the game-sealing sack at the end of Week 5. Turner said Gaither strained his groin a couple plays before giving up that sack and was hurting to such an extent that he had no business continuing to play. According to the head coach, it was Gaither's responsibility to signal to the sideline that he needed to come out, rather than try to tough it out. "He should have taken himself out," Turner said. "It was two plays. Something like that, you raise your hand and come out."

OT | Khalif Barnes | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OT Khalif Barnes (groin), TE Richard Gordon (hamstring) and CB Shawntae Spencer (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DE Brandon Deaderick (ankle), DT Justin Francis (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), OG Logan Mankins (calf, hip), OL Nick McDonald (shoulder), CB Sterling Moore (knee) and OT Sebastian Vollmer (back, knee) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

OT | Adam Snyder | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB William Powell (head), QB John Skelton (ankle) and OG Adam Snyder (elbow) all practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 10.

OT | Jeremy Trueblood | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Carl Nicks (toe) and OT Jeremy Trueblood (illness) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 10.

OT | David Diehl | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT David Diehl (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams FB Brit Miller (ankle), OT Rodger Saffold (knee) and LB Mario Haggan (thigh) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

OT | Jah Reid | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens T Jah Reid (calf) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

OT | Andrew Whitworth | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (knee), CB Jason Allen (quadriceps) and CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

OT | King Dunlap | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles S Colt Anderson (knee), WR Jason Avant (wrist), RB Bryce Brown (shoulder), WR Riley Cooper (collarbone), LS Jon Dorenbos (ankle), T King Dunlap (hamstring), FB Stanley Havili (quadriceps), LB Akeem Jordan (hamstring), LB Mychal Kendricks (ankle), DT Derek Landri (knee) and DE Darryl Tapp (foot) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct 10.


Guard

OG | Ryan Cook | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys C Ryan Cook (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

OG | Matt Slauson | New York Jets | Injury
The Houston Texans were unhappy with New York Jets OG Matt Slauson and his chop block of LB Brian Cushing (knee) who caused the star linebacker to suffer a torn anterior cruciate ligament. "I wasn't trying to hurt him obviously," Slauson said Wednesday, Oct. 10. "I must have caught him by surprise. Unfortunately things like that happen."

OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DE Brandon Deaderick (ankle), DT Justin Francis (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), OG Logan Mankins (calf, hip), OL Nick McDonald (shoulder), CB Sterling Moore (knee) and OT Sebastian Vollmer (back, knee) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

OG | John Moffitt | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OG John Moffitt (knee) has been ruled out for Week 6.

OG | Chad Rinehart | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson (knee), C Colin Brown (hamstring), OT Cordy Glenn (ankle), DE Spencer Johnson (ankle), OG Chad Rinehart (calf), OG Kraig Urbik (ankle) and DT Kyle Williams (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

OG | Carl Nicks | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Carl Nicks (toe) and OT Jeremy Trueblood (illness) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 10.

OG | Ryan Lilja | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin (hamstring), RB Shaun Draughn (ankle) and G Ryan Lilja (back) all were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

OG | Charlie Johnson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OT Charlie Johnson (back), LB Marvin Mitchell (calf), CB Antoine Winfield (knee) and SS Andrew Sendejo (ankle) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

OG | Antoine Caldwell | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Alan Ball (ankle), G Antoine Caldwell (ankle, foot), T Shaun Cody (back), WR Lestar Jean (knee), and DE Antonio D. Smith (ankle) were all limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.


Offensive Line

OL | Joe Reitz | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians indicated OG Joe Reitz (knee) may practice at some point this week even though he will not play Week 6.

OL | Cordy Glenn | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson (knee), C Colin Brown (hamstring), OT Cordy Glenn (ankle), DE Spencer Johnson (ankle), OG Chad Rinehart (calf), OG Kraig Urbik (ankle) and DT Kyle Williams (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.


Defensive Line

DL | Josh Chapman | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
The Indianapolis Colts are not sure if DT Josh Chapman (knee) will be able to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list this season. Chapman said he hopes to play this season but will continue his rehab regardless of the decision.

DL | Sione Pouha | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Thursday, Oct. 11, he is not optimistic about DT Sione Pouha's (back) chances of playing in Week 6.

DL | Kenrick Ellis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DT Kenrick Ellis (knee) will miss the next four to six weeks.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DT Tommy Kelly (foot) and DT Richard Seymour (knee) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Tommy Kelly | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DT Tommy Kelly (foot) and DT Richard Seymour (knee) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Kyle Love | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DT Kyle Love (knee) took part in a full practice session Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Darnell Dockett | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (hamstring), TE Jim Dray (knee), TE Todd Heap (knee) and LB O'Brien Schofield (knee) are each listed as limited participants for practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Mario Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills FS Jairus Byrd (chest), CB Aaron Williams (hand), DE Mario Williams (wrist) and C Eric Wood (foot) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Kyle Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson (knee), C Colin Brown (hamstring), OT Cordy Glenn (ankle), DE Spencer Johnson (ankle), OG Chad Rinehart (calf), OG Kraig Urbik (ankle) and DT Kyle Williams (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Mark Anderson | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson (knee), C Colin Brown (hamstring), OT Cordy Glenn (ankle), DE Spencer Johnson (ankle), OG Chad Rinehart (calf), OG Kraig Urbik (ankle) and DT Kyle Williams (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Fili Moala | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (foot), CB Vontae Davis (ankle), LB Dwight Freeney (knee), LB Robert Mathis (knee), DE Fili Moala (knee), OG Joe Reitz (knee) and DT Martin Tevaseu (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | B.J. Raji | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji (ankle) said he is not sure if his sprained ankle will allow him to play Week 6 or if he has a high ankle sprain.

DL | Kenyon Coleman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys LB Alex Albright (neck), DT Kenyon Coleman (knee), C Phil Costa (back), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), T Jay Ratliff (ankle) and DT Marcus Spears (knee) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Marcus Spears | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys LB Alex Albright (neck), DT Kenyon Coleman (knee), C Phil Costa (back), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), T Jay Ratliff (ankle) and DT Marcus Spears (knee) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys LB Alex Albright (neck), DT Kenyon Coleman (knee), C Phil Costa (back), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), T Jay Ratliff (ankle) and DT Marcus Spears (knee) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Kevin Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back, foot), DT Kevin Williams (illness) and FS Mistral Raymond (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Jonathan Babineaux | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (groin), WR Kevin Cone (knee), WR Drew Davis (knee), DT Peria Jerry (thigh), C Todd McClure (pectoral), S William Moore (hip), OG Garrett Reynolds (back) and CB Dunta Robinson (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Peria Jerry | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (groin), WR Kevin Cone (knee), WR Drew Davis (knee), DT Peria Jerry (thigh), C Todd McClure (pectoral), S William Moore (hip), OG Garrett Reynolds (back) and CB Dunta Robinson (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Frostee Rucker | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Antonio D. Smith | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Alan Ball (ankle), G Antoine Caldwell (ankle, foot), T Shaun Cody (back), WR Lestar Jean (knee), and DE Antonio D. Smith (ankle) were all limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Cliff Avril (back), S Louis Delmas (knee), DT Sammie Hill (toe) and S Amari Spievey (groin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Sammie Hill | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Cliff Avril (back), S Louis Delmas (knee), DT Sammie Hill (toe) and S Amari Spievey (groin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Corey Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions DT Corey Williams (knee) and WR Titus Young (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

DL | Ahtyba Rubin | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin (hamstring), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), WR Jordan Norwood (foot), DT Ahtyba Rubin (calf), LB D'Qwell Jackson (concussion), CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle) and S Tashaun Gipson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.


Linebacker

LB | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians said LB Dwight Freeney (ankle) will be limited during practice this week to make sure he is healthy enough to play Week 6.

LB | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Anthony Spencer (pectoral) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

LB | Bart Scott | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB Bart Scott (toe), LB Bryan Thomas (hamstring), WR Stephen Hill (hamstring), TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) and WR Jeremy Kerley (illness) will be limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

LB | David Harris | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB David Harris (hamstring) will be limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 11, after tweaking a hamstring Wednesday, Oct. 10.

LB | Brian Cushing | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee) believes in the team's Super Bowl chances even after he was lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. "Trust me when I say that I'll be back better than ever next year," Cushing wrote on his Facebook page, "but in the meantime, I want to thank my teammates, coaches, and you fans for all the amazing love and support. Oh, and WE are STILL winning THIS year's Super Bowl."

LB | Dont'a Hightower | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DE Brandon Deaderick (ankle), DT Justin Francis (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), OG Logan Mankins (calf, hip), OL Nick McDonald (shoulder), CB Sterling Moore (knee) and OT Sebastian Vollmer (back, knee) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

LB | Calvin Pace | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets LB Nick Bellore (shoulder), CB Antonio Cromartie (shoulder), TE Jeff Cumberland (ribs), OT Austin Howard (back), WR Jeremy Kerley (finger), OG Brandon Moore (hip), LB Calvin Pace (Achilles'), QB Mark Sanchez (back), OG Matt Slauson (knee) and S Eric Smith (hip, knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 10.

LB | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (foot), CB Vontae Davis (ankle), LB Dwight Freeney (knee), LB Robert Mathis (knee), DE Fili Moala (knee), OG Joe Reitz (knee) and DT Martin Tevaseu (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

LB | Pat Angerer | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (foot), CB Vontae Davis (ankle), LB Dwight Freeney (knee), LB Robert Mathis (knee), DE Fili Moala (knee), OG Joe Reitz (knee) and DT Martin Tevaseu (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

LB | Stephen Nicholas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas (ankle), TE Michael Palmer (shoulder) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

LB | Scott Fujita | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns TE E. Alex Smith (concussion), LB Scott Fujita (shoulder), FS T.J. Ward (hand) and SS Ray Ventrone (hand, calf) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

LB | D'Qwell Jackson | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin (hamstring), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), WR Jordan Norwood (foot), DT Ahtyba Rubin (calf), LB D'Qwell Jackson (concussion), CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle) and S Tashaun Gipson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

LB | Mychal Kendricks | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles S Colt Anderson (knee), WR Jason Avant (wrist), RB Bryce Brown (shoulder), WR Riley Cooper (collarbone), LS Jon Dorenbos (ankle), T King Dunlap (hamstring), FB Stanley Havili (quadriceps), LB Akeem Jordan (hamstring), LB Mychal Kendricks (ankle), DT Derek Landri (knee) and DE Darryl Tapp (foot) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct 10.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (knee) and LB Stevenson Sylvester (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10, and are listed as probable for Week 6.

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 6.

LB | Colin McCarthy | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE Scott Solomon (hamstring), LB Patrick Bailey (hand), LB Colin McCarthy (ankle) and SS Jordan Babineaux (knee) are listed as questionable for Week 6. McCarthy did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10, while the other three fully participated.


Cornerback

CB | Nate Clements | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer said Wednesday, Oct. 10, that the move from cornerback to strong safety for CB Nate Clements could help to extend his career. "Nate wants to do whatever helps the football team be successful," head coach Marvin Lewis said. "If it's playing him snaps at safety and that's what he thinks it is, he'll do it." Out of 199 snaps in the first three games this season for Clements, he was at safety for 77 of those plays.

CB | Shawntae Spencer | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OT Khalif Barnes (groin), TE Richard Gordon (hamstring) and CB Shawntae Spencer (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

CB | Greg Toler | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals CB Michael Adams (hamstring), LB Quentin Groves (hamstring), FB Anthony Sherman (knee), CB Greg Toler (hamstring) and LB Reggie Walker (head) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

CB | Cedric Griffin | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB Cedric Griffin (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

CB | Eric Wright | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Eric Wright (head, illness) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (concussion), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), CB Corey Webster (hand, hamstring) and SS Kenny Phillips (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

CB | Nolan Carroll | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Nolan Carroll (Achilles') was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

CB | Antonio Cromartie | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets LB Nick Bellore (shoulder), CB Antonio Cromartie (shoulder), TE Jeff Cumberland (ribs), OT Austin Howard (back), WR Jeremy Kerley (finger), OG Brandon Moore (hip), LB Calvin Pace (Achilles'), QB Mark Sanchez (back), OG Matt Slauson (knee) and S Eric Smith (hip, knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 10.

CB | Vontae Davis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (foot), CB Vontae Davis (ankle), LB Dwight Freeney (knee), LB Robert Mathis (knee), DE Fili Moala (knee), OG Joe Reitz (knee) and DT Martin Tevaseu (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OT Charlie Johnson (back), LB Marvin Mitchell (calf), CB Antoine Winfield (knee) and SS Andrew Sendejo (ankle) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

CB | Dunta Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (groin), WR Kevin Cone (knee), WR Drew Davis (knee), DT Peria Jerry (thigh), C Todd McClure (pectoral), S William Moore (hip), OG Garrett Reynolds (back) and CB Dunta Robinson (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (knee), CB Jason Allen (quadriceps) and CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

CB | Terence Newman | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Terence Newman (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

CB | Alterraun Verner | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans CB Ryan Mouton (knee) and Alterraun Verner (thigh) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10, and are listed probable for Week 6.


Strong Safety

SS | Steve Gregory | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (hand), SS Steve Gregory (hip), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion) and LB Tracy White (foot) were unable to practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

SS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (concussion), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), CB Corey Webster (hand, hamstring) and SS Kenny Phillips (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

SS | Reshad Jones | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins SS Reshad Jones (back, heel) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

SS | William Moore | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (groin), WR Kevin Cone (knee), WR Drew Davis (knee), DT Peria Jerry (thigh), C Todd McClure (pectoral), S William Moore (hip), OG Garrett Reynolds (back) and CB Dunta Robinson (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10, and has been ruled out for Week 6.

SS | Jordan Babineaux | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE Scott Solomon (hamstring), LB Patrick Bailey (hand), LB Colin McCarthy (ankle) and SS Jordan Babineaux (knee) are listed as questionable for Week 6. McCarthy did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10, while the other three fully participated.


Free Safety

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets FS Eric Smith (knee) will not play in Week 6 with a sprained knee suffered Wednesday, Oct. 10.

FS | Jairus Byrd | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills FS Jairus Byrd (chest), CB Aaron Williams (hand), DE Mario Williams (wrist) and C Eric Wood (foot) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins S Brandon Meriweather (knee) has been ruled out for Week 6.

FS | LaRon Landry | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets FB John Conner (hamstring), DT Kenrick Ellis (knee), WR Clyde Gates (shoulder), S LaRon Landry (heel), C Nick Mangold (ankle) and DT Sione Pouha (back) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

FS | Kendrick Lewis | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs DB Jalil Brown (hamstring), DB Kendrick Lewis (shoulder) and DE Ropati Pitoitua (back) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

FS | T.J. Ward | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns TE E. Alex Smith (concussion), LB Scott Fujita (shoulder), FS T.J. Ward (hand) and SS Ray Ventrone (hand, calf) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Cliff Avril (back), S Louis Delmas (knee), DT Sammie Hill (toe) and S Amari Spievey (groin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

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