NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on January 20, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (thumb) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and is expected to play in the AFC Championship.


Running Back

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Breaking News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (concussion) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and will play in the NFC Championship.

RB | DeShaun Foster | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Transaction
Carolina Panthers RB DeShaun Foster (ankle) was placed on Injured Reserve, which ends his 2005 season.

RB | Stephen Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
ESPNews reports Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox wishes RB Stephen Davis (knee) was not placed on Injured Reserve earlier in the year due to lingering knee problems. Fox noted hindsight is always 20-20 and he wishes Davis was still an option for them.

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.


Fullback

FB | Brad Hoover | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers FB Brad Hoover (ankle) practiced Friday, Jan. 20. He remains probable for the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22.

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 | Ricky Proehl | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers WR Ricky Proehl (illness) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and is expected to play in the NFC Championship.

WR | Todd Devoe | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Todd Devoe (wrist) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and will play in the AFC Championship.

WR | Darrell Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Darrell Jackson (knee) returned to practice Friday, Jan. 20.

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (back) returned to practice Friday, Jan. 20.

WR | Peter Warrick | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren revealed Wednesday, Jan. 18, that WR Peter Warrick will replace CB Jimmy Williams as the team's punt returner, effective immediately.


Tight End

TE | Stephen Alexander | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos TE Stephen Alexander (toe) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and will play in the AFC Championship.

TE | Mike Gomez | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Seattle Times reports the Seattle Seahawks have signed free agent TE/LS Mike Gomez (Cowboys) to the practice squad.


Defensive Line

DL | Kimo von Oelhoffen | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Kimo von Oelhoffen (knee) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and is expected to play in the AFC Championship

DL | Travis Kirschke | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Travis Kirschke (groin) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and is expected to play in the AFC Championship.

DL | Courtney Brown | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos DL Courtney Brown (knee) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and will play in the AFC Championship.

DL | Rocky Bernard | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DT Rocky Bernard (foot) returned to practice Friday, Jan. 20.

DL | Jordan Carstens | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers DT Jordan Carstens (illness) practiced Friday, Jan. 20. He remains probable for the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22.

DL | Kindal Moorehead | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers DT Kindal Moorehead (ankle) practiced Friday, Jan. 20. He remains probable for the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22.

DL | Julius Peppers | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers DE Julius Peppers (ankle) returned to practice Friday, Jan. 20. He remains questionable for the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22.

DL | Robert Pollard | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
The Seattle Times reports the Seattle Seahawks have signed DE Robert Pollard from the practice squad to the active roster.

DL | Alain Kashama | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Transaction
The Seattle Times reports the Seattle Seahawks have placed DE Alain Kashama (hamstring) on Injured Reserve, which ends his season.

DL | Otis Leverette | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent DL Otis Leverette (Titans) to the practice squad.

DL | Al Wallace | 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.

DL | Kemp Rasmussen | 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 | Brandon Short | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Brandon Short (knee) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and is expected to play in the NFC Championship.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (ankle) did not practice Friday, Jan. 20, and will not play in the AFC Championship.

LB | Joey Porter | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Joey Porter (hip) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and is expected to play in the AFC Championship.

LB | Larry Foote | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Larry Foote (knee) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and is expected to play in the AFC Championship.

LB | James Farrior | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Farrior (calf) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and is expected to play in the AFC Championship.

LB | Al Wilson | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos LB Al Wilson (thumb) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and will play in the AFC Championship.

LB | Keith Burns | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos LB Keith Burns (knee) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and will play in the AFC Championship.

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.


Cornerback

CB | Deshea Townsend | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Deshea Townsend (knee) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and is expected to play in the AFC Championship.

CB | Chidi Iwuoma | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Chidi Iwuoma (shoulder) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and is expected to play in the AFC Championship.

CB | Darrent Williams | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos CB Darrent Williams (groin) practiced Friday, Jan. 20, and will play in the AFC Championship.

CB | Jimmy Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren revealed Wednesday, Jan. 18, that WR Peter Warrick will replace CB Jimmy Williams as the team's punt returner, effective immediately.


Strong Safety

SS | Billy Parker | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
Carolina Panthers RB Billy Parker was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.


Free Safety

FS | Mike Minter | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers S Mike Minter (wrist) practiced Friday, Jan. 20. He remains probable for the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22.

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