NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on February 3, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck said he is eager to get back on the practice field to prepare for the Super Bowl. He said the team's 70-minute walkthrough Monday, Jan. 30, was sub-par. "Monday we were not ourselves, it wasn't a very good practice," Hasselbeck said Tuesday during media day. "We have to get back to our playbook, study our notes. I expect us to have a great practice (Wednesday, Feb. 1)."


Running Back

RB | Verron Haynes | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher said RB Verron Haynes would fill in at fullback during Super Bowl XL if FB Dan Kreider (knee) was limited or could not play.

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Clare Farnsworth and Danny O'Neil, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, report Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander said Super Bowl XL will not have anything to do with whether or not he remains with the Seahawks after this season. Alexander is slated to become an unrestricted free agent.

RB | Duce Staley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
ESPNews reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Duce Staley was excused from Media Day at the Super Bowl due to a death in his family.


Fullback

FB | Dan Kreider | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers FB Dan Kreider (knee) did not practice Friday, Feb. 3, but was upgraded to probable for Super Bowl XL. He is expected to play.

FB | Leonard Weaver | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Kevin Smith, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Seattle Seahawks FB Leonard Weaver (illness) missed practice Monday, Jan. 30, with an illness.


Wide Receiver

WR | D.J. Hackett | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR D.J. Hackett (hamstring) practiced Friday, Feb. 3, and should be available to play in Super Bowl XL. He is listed as probable on the injury report.

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPN's John Clayton reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (shoulder) was hampered at practice Friday, Feb. 3, due to a shoulder injury. He was not added to the team's injury report and is expected to still start during Super Bowl XL.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren said Monday, Jan. 30, that the team would like to re-sign WR Joe Jurevicius. He is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in March.


Tight End

TE | Jerramy Stevens | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Joey Porter continued his war of words with Seattle Seahawks TE Jerramy Stevens Thursday, Feb. 2. He referred to Stevens as "soft" and went on to comment that it took Stevens several years to see significant playing time despite being a former first-round draft selection.


Defensive Line

DL | Travis Kirschke | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Travis Kirschke (groin) did not practice Friday, Feb. 3, but was upgraded to probable for Super Bowl XL. He is expected to play.


Linebacker

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (ankle) did not practice Friday, Feb. 3, but is expected to play in Super Bowl XL. He remains probable on the injury report.

LB | Joey Porter | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Joey Porter continued his war of words with Seattle Seahawks TE Jerramy Stevens Thursday, Feb. 2. He referred to Stevens as "soft" and went on to comment that it took Stevens several years to see significant playing time despite being a former first-round draft selection.

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mac Engel, of the Star-Telegram, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu (concussion) said he is feeling no ill effects from his concussion of a week ago. "I'm all right, back to normal," he said Sunday, Jan. 29. "All the cobwebs are gone. I feel good."


Cornerback

CB | Andre Dyson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Seattle Seahawks CB Andre Dyson (quadriceps) practiced Friday, Feb. 3, and should be available to play in Super Bowl XL. He is listed as probable on the injury report.


Strong Safety

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (ankle) did not practice Friday, Feb. 3, but is expected to play in Super Bowl XL. He remains probable on the injury report.

SS | Tyrone Carter | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (ankle) missed practice Thursday, Feb. 2, and is listed as probable for Super Bowl XL on Sunday, Feb. 5. He is expected to play in the game. If Polamalu is unable to play, SS Tyrone Carter or FS Mike Logan would start in his place.


Free Safety

FS | Mike Logan | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (ankle) missed practice Thursday, Feb. 2, and is listed as probable for Super Bowl XL on Sunday, Feb. 5. He is expected to play in the game. If Polamalu is unable to play, SS Tyrone Carter or FS Mike Logan would start in his place.

FS | Ken Hamlin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks FS Ken Hamlin (head) intends to play the 2006 season, according to an e-mail from his agent to the Associated Press. His agent wrote, "So far, his medical progress has been good. It's obviously too early to know for certain whether he'll play next year, but at this point, he intends to play and is giving every indication that he will play."

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