NFL Players in the News

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

 



Quarterback

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
CBS Sports reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (arm) has a bruise on his right arm just above the triceps. It appears he will stay in the game.


Running Back

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (concussion) is not officially cleared to play in the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22, but he was feeling good and is expected to practice. Initial indications are that the concussion was a mild one.

RB | Jamal Robertson | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jamal Robertson could take on a larger role on offense now with the loss of RB DeShaun Foster (ankle), particularly on third-down situations.

RB | DeShaun Foster | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB DeShaun Foster (ankle) will miss the remainder of the playoffs after suffering a broken ankle against the Chicago Bears.


Fullback

FB | Nick Goings | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating ongoing reports, Carolina Panthers RB Nick Goings will take over as the team's feature tailback due to the loss of RB DeShaun Foster (ankle) for the remainder of the playoffs. He handled the same role a year ago after a series of injuries to the running back position.


Wide Receiver

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram could be a candidate to return punts for the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Carolina Panthers.

WR | Darrell Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Darrell Jackson (back/knee) could miss some practice time leading up to the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22. Jackson is likely to play in the game.


Defensive Line

DL | Julius Peppers | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers DE Julius Peppers (shoulder) is being further evaluated so the extent of his shoulder injury remains undetermined. The team will have a better idea of his availability against the Seattle Seahawks before practice Wednesday, Jan. 18. Peppers has indicated he plans to play against the Seahawks. If he is unable to, it could lead to more playing time for backup DEs Al Wallace and Kemp Rasmussen.


Linebacker

LB | D.D. Lewis | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB D.D. Lewis (foot) has a nagging foot injury, but he should be available to play in the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22.

LB | Al Wilson | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos LB Al Wilson (thumb) played in the AFC Divisional Playoff game Saturday, Jan. 14, against the New England Patriots. Wilson is expected to practice this week and play in the AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

LB | Brandon Short | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Brandon Short (unspecified) left the team's Week 19 game with an unspecified injury.

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Fox Sports reports Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (shoulder) aggravated a shoulder injury during the team's Week 19 game.


Cornerback

CB | Darrent Williams | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos CB Darrent Williams (groin) played at the nickel cornerback position in the AFC Divisional Playoff game Saturday, Jan. 14, against the New England Patriots. Williams is expected to practice leading up to the AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

CB | Chidi Iwuoma | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Chidi Iwuoma (shoulder, arm) left the team's Week 19 playoff game with an apparent arm or shoulder injury.

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