NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on January 6, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (thumb) practiced Friday, Jan. 6. He remains probable and is expected to play Sunday, Jan. 8, in the team's Wild Card game.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) practiced Thursday, Jan. 5, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Byron Leftwich (ankle) practiced Thursday, Jan. 5, and took most of the snaps. Leftwich is expected to start the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the New England Patriots.

QB | Mark Brunell | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins QB Mark Brunell (knee) practiced Thursday, Jan. 5, and is not on the team's injury report for the NFC Wild Card game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Running Back

RB | DeShaun Foster | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB DeShaun Foster (toe) practiced Friday, Jan. 6, and was upgraded from questionable to probable for the NFC Wild Card playoff game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the New York Giants. Foster is expected to play.

RB | Corey Dillon | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots RB Corey Dillon (calf) missed a portion of practice Thursday, Jan. 5, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

RB | Rich Alexis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Rich Alexis (groin) practiced Thursday, Jan. 5, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the New England Patriots.

RB | Greg Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Greg Jones (neck) practiced Thursday, Jan. 5, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the New England Patriots.

RB | Tiki Barber | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB Tiki Barber was selected as the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for December/January.

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
ESPNews reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander has won The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award. Alexander received 19 votes, with Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning finished second with 13 votes.

RB | Edgerrin James | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts RB Edgerrin James (back) participated in a short bye-week practice Wednesday, Jan. 4.

RB | Carnell Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Carnell Williams has won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Williams received 47 votes out of 50 to win the award.


Fullback

FB | Brad Hoover | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers FB Brad Hoover (ankle) practiced Friday, Jan. 6, and was upgraded from questionable to probable for the NFC Wild Card playoff game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the New York Giants. Hoover is expected to play.

FB | Nick Luchey | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals FB Nick Luchey (knee) practiced Friday, Jan. 6, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Luchey is expected to play.

FB | Patrick Pass | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots FB Patrick Pass (hamstring) missed a portion of practice Thursday, Jan. 5, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

FB | Heath Evans | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots RB Heath Evans (shoulder) missed a portion of practice Thursday, Jan. 5, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Wide Receiver

WR | Sean Morey | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sean Morey (calf) practiced Friday, Jan. 6. He remains probable and is expected to play Sunday, Jan. 8, in the team's Wild Card game.

WR | Tim Carter | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants WR Tim Carter (hip) did not practice Friday, Jan. 6, and is questionable for the NFC Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the Carolina Panthers. Carter will be a game-time decision, but probably will not play.

WR | Chris Henry | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chris Henry (back) practiced Friday, Jan. 6, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Henry is expected to play.

WR | Bethel Johnson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots WR Bethel Johnson (ankle) missed a portion of practice Thursday, Jan. 5, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley (knee) missed a short bye-week practice Wednesday, Jan. 4.

WR | Michael Clayton | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 4, and is out for the NFC Wild Card game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Washington Redskins.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith became the first player to win the NFL's receiving triple crown since Green Bay Packers WR Sterling Sharpe in 1992. Smith finished with 103 receptions, 1,563 yards and 12 touchdowns.

WR | Darrell Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Darrell Jackson (knee) will not do much in practice during the Bye week, but he should be available to play in the NFC Divisional Playoff game.


Tight End

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) practiced Friday, Jan. 6, and was upgraded from questionable to probable for the NFC Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the Carolina Panthers. Shockey is expected to start.

TE | Bryan Fletcher | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts TE Bryan Fletcher (groin) missed a short bye-week practice Wednesday, Jan. 4.


Place Kicker

PK | Dave Rayner | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agency News
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports the Indianapolis Colts have re-signed free agent PK Dave Rayner to their practice squad.


Defensive Line

DL | Travis Kirschke | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Travis Kirschke (back) practiced Friday, Jan. 6. He was upgraded to probable for the team's Wild Card playoff game and is expected to play.

DL | William Joseph | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants DL William Joseph (ankle) practiced Friday, Jan. 6, and is probable for the NFC Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the Carolina Panthers. Joseph worked with the starters Friday and is likely to start.

DL | Fred Robbins | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants DL Fred Robbins (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Jan. 6, and is doubtful for the NFC Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the Carolina Panthers. Moore will not be able to play..

DL | Eric Moore | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants DL Eric Moore (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Jan. 6, and is doubtful for the NFC Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the Carolina Panthers. Moore will not be able to play.

DL | Shaun Smith | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Shaun Smith (knee) practiced Friday, Jan. 6, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Smith is expected to play.

DL | Bryan Robinson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Bryan Robinson (foot) practiced Friday, Jan. 6, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Robinson is expected to play and may start.

DL | Mike Wright | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots DL Mike Wright (ankle) missed a portion of practice Thursday, Jan. 5, and is questionable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

DL | Reggie Hayward | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Reggie Hayward (hamstring) practiced Thursday, Jan. 5, and is questionable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the New England Patriots. Hayward is expected to play.

DL | Paul Spicer | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Paul Spicer (hand) practiced Thursday, Jan. 5, and is questionable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the New England Patriots. Spicer is expected to play.

DL | Simeon Rice | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Simeon Rice (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Jan. 5, and was removed from the injury report for the NFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Washington Redskins.

DL | Renaldo Wynn | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DE Renaldo Wynn (foot) practiced Thursday, Jan. 5, and is probable for the NFC Wild Card game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts DL Dwight Freeney (ankle) missed a short bye-week practice Wednesday, Jan. 4.

DL | Corey Simon | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts DL Corey Simon (foot) missed a short bye-week practice Wednesday, Jan. 4.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts DL Robert Mathis (foot) participated in a short bye-week practice Wednesday, Jan. 4.

DL | Rob Meier | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DEs Rob Meier, Marcellus Wiley and Bobby McCray will rotate at defensive end if DEs Paul Spicer (hand) and Reggie Hayward (hamstring) can't play in the team's opening round playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7.

DL | Omari Hand | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars have added DE Omari Hand to their practice squad.

DL | Martin Chase | Free Agent Players | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars have released DE Martin Chase.

DL | Jarvis Green | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots DE Jarvis Green (shoulder) missed a portion of practice Tuesday, Jan. 3, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

DL | Chuck Darby | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DT Chuck Darby (knee) will not do much in practice during the Bye week, but he should be available to play in the NFC Divisional Playoff game.


Linebacker

LB | Andre Frazier | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Andre Frazier (hamstring) practiced Friday, Jan. 6. He remains probable and is expected to play Sunday, Jan. 8, in the team's Wild Card game.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (heel) practiced Friday, Jan. 6. He remains probable and is expected to play Sunday, Jan. 8, in the team's Wild Card game.

LB | Reggie Torbor | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants LB Reggie Torbor (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Jan. 6, and is questionable for the NFC Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the Carolina Panthers. Torbor will be a game-time decision, but he is not expected to play.

LB | Brandon Short | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Brandon Short (knee) practiced Friday, Jan. 6, and was upgraded from questionable to probable for the NFC Wild Card playoff game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the New York Giants. Short is expected to play.

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (shoulder) practiced Friday, Jan. 6, and was upgraded from questionable to probable for the NFC Wild Card playoff game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the New York Giants. Morgan is expected to play.

LB | Al Wilson | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos LB Al Wilson (thumb) will play in the team's Divisional Playoff game with a cast over his thumb.

LB | Tedy Bruschi | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi (calf) missed a portion of practice Thursday, Jan. 5, and is questionable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

LB | Mike Peterson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Mike Peterson (wrist) practiced Thursday, Jan. 5, and is questionable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the New England Patriots. Peterson is expected to play.

LB | Lemar Marshall | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Lemar Marshall (shoulder) practiced Thursday, Jan. 5, and is not on the team's injury report for the NFC Wild Card game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

LB | Antonio Pierce | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants LB Antonio Pierce (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 4, and is out for the NFC Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the Carolina Panthers.

LB | Tony Gilbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Either Jacksonville Jaguars LB Tony Gilbert or LB Daryl Smith would start at middle linebacker Saturday, Jan. 7, if LB Mike Peterson (wrist) can't play in the game. If Smith is forced to start at middle linebacker, LB Greg Favors might get the start at outside linebacker.

LB | Roman Phifer | New York Giants | Injury News, Transaction
The New York Giants have announced the team has placed LB Roman Phifer (knee) on Injured Reserve, which ends his 2005 season.

LB | D.D. Lewis | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB D.D. Lewis (foot) is not expected to do much in practice during the Bye week. Lewis could be questionable for the NFC Divisional Playoff game, but the team thinks he will be able to play.


Cornerback

CB | Chidi Iwuoma | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Chidi Iwuoma (shoulder) practiced Friday, Jan. 6. He remains probable and is expected to play Sunday, Jan. 8, in the team's Wild Card game.

CB | Deshea Townsend | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Deshea Townsend (knee) practiced Friday, Jan. 6. He remains probable and is expected to play Sunday, Jan. 8, in the team's Wild Card game.

CB | Shawn Springs | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (groin) is questionable and will be a game-time decision for the NFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Springs thinks he may work as a nickel but that will be decided in pre-game warmups.

CB | Deltha O'Neal | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Deltha O'Neal (knee) practiced Friday, Jan. 6, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. O'Neal is expected to play.

CB | Artrell Hawkins | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots S Artrell Hawkins (thigh) missed a portion of practice Thursday, Jan. 5, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

CB | Asante Samuel | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots CB Asante Samuel (head) missed a portion of practice Thursday, Jan. 5, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

CB | Kenny Wright | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Kenny Wright (knee) practiced Thursday, Jan. 5, and is probable for the AFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the New England Patriots.

CB | Carlos Rogers | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Carlos Rogers (biceps) practiced Thursday, Jan. 5, and is not on the team's injury report for the NFC Wild Card game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

CB | Brandon McGowan | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Free Agency News
K.C. Johnson, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears S Brandon McGowan (knee) suffered a torn knee ligament in the season finale against Minnesota. He could be placed on Injured Reserve, but teams are allowed only four free agent signings during the playoffs.

CB | Darrent Williams | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos CB Darrent Williams (groin) participated in the Broncos' 60-minute workout Wednesday, Jan. 4. He is expected to practice on a daily basis next week and will be a part of the defensive back rotation for the team's Divisional Playoff game.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Bart Hubbuch, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis (finger) no longer has to play with a cast on the broken finger in his right hand. "I'll probably have a little splint on it against the Patriots, but nothing like that will limit me like before,'' Mathis said. "It's a relief, because I'm able to catch balls and jam receivers without any pain.''

CB | Marcus Trufant | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant (back) will not do much in practice during the Bye week, but he should be available to play in the NFC Divisional Playoff game.

CB | Andre Dyson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Andre Dyson (ankle) will not do much in practice during the Bye week, but he should be available to play in the NFC Divisional Playoff game.

CB | Kelly Herndon | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Kahn, of Seahawks Insider, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Kelly Herndon (knee) will be healthy for the team's Divisional Playoff game.


Strong Safety

SS | Jermaine Phillips | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Jermaine Phillips (knee) is questionable and will be a game-time decision for the NFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Washington Redskins.

SS | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (illness) did not practice Friday, Jan. 6, and was added to the injury report as probable for the NFC Wild Card playoff game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the New York Giants. Davis should be available to play.

SS | Jermaine Hardy | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Transaction
Carolina Panthers SS Jermaine Hardy (hamstring) was placed on Injured Reserve, which ends his 2005 season.


Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (back) participated in a short bye-week practice Wednesday, Jan. 4.

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