NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on September 11, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Trent Green | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Trent Green's (head) expected return time is uncertain.

QB | Damon Huard | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kansas City Chiefs QB Damon Huard is expected to start during Week 2 in place of injured QB Trent Green (head).

QB | Charlie Frye | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Plain Dealer, reports besides needing treatment for dehydration after the game, Cleveland Browns QB Charlie Frye was limping in the locker room. "I took some good hits and I'm sore, but I'll be ready (for Cincinnati next week) ," he said.

QB | Jake Plummer | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
J. Michael Moore, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos QB Jake Plummer completed only 13 of 26 passes for 138 yards with three interceptions and one fumble Week 1, versus the St. Louis Rams.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Teresa M. Walker, of the Associated Press, reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young entered the game Week 1, versus the New York Jets, in the second quarter, and completed 3 of 4 passes for 27 yards and one interception. Young would play only one series.

QB | Kerry Collins | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Teresa M. Walker, of the Associated Press, reports Tennessee Titans QB Kerry Collins completed just 17 of 38 passes for 223 yards and two interceptions, and was booed by the home crowd throughout the game Week 1, versus the New York Jets.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
The Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars QB Byron Leftwich completed 23 of 34 passes for 237 yards with one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown Week 1, versus the Dallas Cowboys.

QB | David Carr | Houston Texans | Fantasy
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans QB David Carr was sacked five times Week 1, versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Carr also threw for 208 yards and one touchdown on 18 of 27 passing.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer threw for just 127 yards on 13-of-19 passing in the team's 23-10 victory Week 1, versus the Kansas City Chiefs.

QB | Steve McNair | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Fred Goodall, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Steve McNair completed 17 of 27 passes for 181 yards and one touchdown in the team's 27-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 1.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Fantasy
Teresa M. Walker, of the Associated Press, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns in the team's 23-16 Week 1 victory, versus the Tennessee Titans.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck was unable to find the endzone Week 1 against the Detroit Lions. He didn't throw any interceptions and finished the game 25-of-30 passing for 210 yards. He was sacked five times and hurried a few more during the season opener.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb threw three touchdowns Week 1 as he led the team to a win over the Houston Texans. McNabb finished the game with 314 yards and one interception while going 24-of-35 passing. "For me, it was kind of a joy to get back out on the field and see guys kind of smiling, laughing, pushing each other, motivating each other. And for us to put points on the board, it's exciting for us right now. It's a different type of attitude this year."

QB | Chris Simms | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie QB Bruce Gradkowski replaced QB Chris Simms near the end of the team's Week 1 game. Simms went 17-of-29 for 133 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions. Gradkowski finished with finished 1-of-4 for four yards. The Buccaneers lost 27-0 to the Baltimore Ravens.


Running Back

RB | Tatum Bell | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos RB Tatum Bell will start the Week 2 game. RB Mike Bell will rotate in and whoever is performing better will receive the majority of carries.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (shoulder) had a total of 10 carries for 39 yards during the team's Week 1 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Portis was able to score a touchdown on a five-yard run in the second quarter.

RB | Ron Dayne | Houston Texans | Injury News
Houston Texans RB Ron Dayne (toe) should be ready for the team's Week 2 game.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Jamal Lewis (hip) will start Week 2.

RB | Travis Henry | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Travis Henry (toe) suffered a turf toe condition in the Week 1 game and will be questionable for Week 2 against the San Diego Chargers.

RB | Chris Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Chris Brown (toe) suffered a turf toe condition in the Week 1 game and will be questionable for Week 2 against the San Diego Chargers.

RB | Willis McGahee | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Sal Maiorana, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, reports Buffalo Bills RB Willis McGahee (ankle) tweaked his ankle in the game Week 1.

RB | Reuben Droughns | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Patrick McManamon, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns QB Charlie Frye is not sure why the team abandoned their running game early Week 1. RB Reuben Droughns only carried the ball 11 times for 27 yards and Frye led the team in rushing with six scrambles for 44 yards. Frye said, "I don't know what stopped us from running the ball, but being down 9-0, that isn't very much. We still should be able to run the ball."

RB | Wali Lundy | Houston Texans | Draft Information, Fantasy
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Wali Lundy and RB Vernand Morency combined for only 45 yards on 16 carries Week 1, versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush failed to score a touchdown in his regular-season debut, but he was able to finish with 141 total yards Week 1. Bush had 14 carries for 61 rushing yards and caught eight passes for 58 receiving yards. He also returned three punts in the game for 22 yards.


Fullback

FB | Mike Karney | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints FB Mike Karney (calf) suffered a right calf sprain during the Week 1 game. He is expected to miss the next two-to-four weeks.

FB | William Henderson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers FB William Henderson (knee) should return for the team's Week 2 game.

FB | Fred McCrary | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons FB Fred McCrary (foot) will likely be listed as doubtful for the team's Week 2 game.

FB | Ahmard Hall | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans FB Ahmard Hall (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in the Week 1 game and will be questionable for Week 2 against the San Diego Chargers.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jerry Porter | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Oakland Raiders have deactivated WR Jerry Porter for their Week 1 game against the San Diego Chargers.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy is hopeful WR Brandon Stokley (ankle) will play Week 2.

WR | Josh Cribbs | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Josh Cribbs would become the team's No. 3 wide receiver should WR Joe Jurevicius (ribs) be sidelined, as expected, with cracked ribs suffered in Week 1.

WR | Rod Gardner | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Free Agency News
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent WR Rod Gardner (Packers) to a three-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Doug Gabriel | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots WR Doug Gabriel (hamstring) did not play Week 1 and his status for Week 2 is in doubt.

WR | Chad Jackson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots WR Chad Jackson (hamstring) did not play Week 1 and his status for Week 2 is in doubt.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (heel) could play Week 2, according to head coach Marvin Lewis, if Houshmandzadeh is able to practice this week.

WR | Darrell Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of The Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Darrell Jackson (knee) played in all but three plays Week 1, according to head coach Mike Holmgren.

WR | Koren Robinson | Green Bay Packers | Transaction
ESPNews reports the Green Bay Packers have signed free agent WR Koren Robinson (Vikings) to a contract. Financial terms of the deal have yet to be released.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox has not given any updates on the status of WR Steve Smith (hamstring) other than to say that Smith's status is day-to-day.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he has spoken with WR Deion Branch, who has been traded to the Seattle Seahawks, a number of times but would not elaborate on his conversations with him. "We tried. It just didn't work out. We moved on," Belichick said of the team trying to keep Branch with them.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (knee) gave the Colts a temporary scare in the second quarter if their Week 1 game when he was slow to get up after an 8-yard reception. The team announced he suffered an injury to his right knee, but Wayne returned for the final drive of the quarter.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Gordie Jones, of The Morning Call, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Donte' Stallworth claims he is growing up. There were some perceptions in New Orleans that he was a bit of a slacker and New Orleans Saints WR Joe Horn made disparaging remarks about Stallworth's professionalism after he was traded. Stallworth said, "I've grown up a lot, as far as learning how to take care of my body and learning really what it is to be a professional football player." He added that he arrives for practice at 7:00 a.m. each day and that he usually doesn't leave until 7:00 p.m. each day.

WR | Javon Walker | Denver Broncos | Injury News
ESPN.com reports Denver Broncos WR Javon Walker (leg) left the game Week 1, with an apparent leg injury, and his status for Week 2 is uncertain.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (ribs) is expected to miss at least the next 4-6 weeks with broken ribs.

WR | Drew Carter | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Drew Carter started the Week 1 game in place of WR Steve Smith (hamstring). Carter finished the game with five catches for 62 yards.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Fantasy
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress was fined $8,000 this week by head coach Tom Coughlin for failing to show up to a meeting. Several players are complaining about Coughlin's decision because Burress informed the coach he would miss some team time to attend an ultrasound screening for his new baby. There was a mix-up with the times and Coughlin expected Burress to be there at another time instead. Coughlin right away fined Burress instead of letting him slide.


Tight End

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) was bothered by a sore ankle during the Week 1 game. He is expected to start the Week 2 game, but he might be limited in practices during the week.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (hip) missed five plays Week 1 while he received treatment in the locker room for a hip injury. He is listed as probable for the team's Week 2 game.

TE | Erron Kinney | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Erron Kinney (knee) missed the Week 1 game and will sit out the Week 2 game against the San Diego Chargers.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow recorded his first career touchdown reception, in addition to 63 yards receiving, in the team's 19-14 loss Week 1, versus the New Orleans Saints.


Place Kicker

PK | Mike Vanderjagt | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells was told by trainers PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) was healthy for the Week 1 game, so Parcells benched him due to inconsistency in practice. Vanderjagt will need to show improvement in practice in order to be active on gameday.

PK | Josh Brown | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks PK Josh Brown was the lone player scoring any points for the Seahawks Week 1. Brown connected on three field goals as the defending NFC Champions beat the Detroit Lions 9-6 at Ford Field. Brown had his first two field goals blocked, but he finished the game with field goals from 20 yards, 51 yards and 42 yards.


Defensive Line

DL | Reggie Hayward | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Rob Meier will start in place of DL Reggie Hayward (Achilles'). Meier started at defensive end in 2004 when DL Paul Spicer was injured with a broken leg.

DL | Marcus Stroud | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Marcus Stroud (ankle) was able to take part in 35 plays during the Week 1 game. He will continue to play on his sore ankle and will likely start the Week 2 game.

DL | Corey Simon | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DT Corey Simon (knee) is questionable to play Week 2.

DL | Courtney Brown | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos DE Courtney Brown (knee) is listed as day-to-day.

DL | Patrick Kerney | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DL Patrick Kerney (triceps) believes he will be able to practice Wednesday, Sept. 13. He insists he will dress and be in uniform for the Week 2 game. However, he only took five snaps in the second half of the Week 1 game with his right arm heavily wrapped.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (groin) suffered a strained groin injury during the Week 1 game. It appears he suffered the injury on the same side he hurt three years ago. That injury caused him to miss nine game and 11 starts.

DL | Jimmy Kennedy | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams DL Jimmy Kennedy (hand) broke his hand during the Week 1 game and underwent surgery Monday, Sept. 11. He had pins inserted to stabilize his hand and is expected to play Week 2.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DL Albert Haynesworth (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in the Week 1 game and will be questionable for Week 2 against the San Diego Chargers.

DL | Robaire Smith | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DL Robaire Smith (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 1 game and will be questionable for Week 2 against the San Diego Chargers.

DL | Tommie Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DL Tommie Harris (leg) suffered a leg injury Week 1 and he blamed it on unethical play by Green Bay Packers OT Mark Tauscher. Harris was cut down from behind after an interception, which happened more than 20 yards downfield, and called Tauscher's hit unnecessary. ''You know it was cheap,'' Harris said. ''Everybody saw it was cheap. You saw that junk. That's the only way they can block me.'' Harris re-entered the game and is not believed to be injured seriously but will be re-evaluated Monday, Sept. 11. ''I'm just hurt,'' he said. ''I'm not telling you what it is.'' The Packers have introduced more cut blocking into their scheme this season under new coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski. Harris said the NFL turns a blind eye to cut blocking because it promotes offense.


Linebacker

LB | Hunter Hillenmeyer | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears LB Hunter Hillenmeyer (concussion) was knocked out of the Week 1 game with a concussion and is day-to-day, according to head coach Lovie Smith. LB Brendon Ayabadejo replaced him in the game.

LB | Jeremiah Trotter | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Jeremiah Trotter (ankle) expects to play in the team's Week 2 game after getting "rolled up" in the fourth quarter of the Week 1 game.

LB | Mike Peterson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Mike Peterson (knee) will likely play in the team's Week 2 game.

LB | Tedy Bruschi | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi (wrist) did not play Week 1 and his status for Week 2 is in doubt. LB Mike Vrabel replaced him at inside linebacker for the game.

LB | Edgerton Hartwell | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons LB Edgerton Hartwell (knee) will miss the team's Week 2 game.

LB | Takeo Spikes | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring) is expected to play Week 2, versus the Miami Dolphins.

LB | LeRoy Hill | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of The Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB LeRoy Hill (stinger) is day-to-day and has a good chance to play Week 2.

LB | Brian Simmons | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Brian Simmons (leg) suffered a leg injury Week 1, but finished the game and is expected to play this week.

LB | Shelton Quarles | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Shelton Quarles (groin) is expected to return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 13, and be ready to start in Week 2. Quarles is listed as questionable for Week 2.

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Carolina Panthers have not given any updates on the severity of the injury to LB Dan Morgan (concussion). If Morgan is unable to play in Week 2, it is likely the team will start LB Adam Seward.

LB | Karlos Dansby | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports the Arizona Cardinals are hoping LB Karlos Dansby (toe) can return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 13. Dansby is listed as questionable for Week 2 and head coach Dennis Green has said even if Dansby is healthy enough to play, he still may not be ready to start.


Cornerback

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (ankle) will likely miss the team's Week 2 game. Sheppard could miss four-to-six weeks with a "pretty significantly sprained" ankle.

CB | Phillip Buchanon | Houston Texans | Injury News
Houston Texans CB Phillip Buchanon's (ankle) status for the Week 2 game is not yet known. He is being monitored daily as he recovers from an ankle sprain.

CB | Travis Daniels | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins CB Travis Daniels (ankle) "may have a chance to play" in the team's Week 2 game, according to head coach Nick Saban. He added that Daniels is "doing better" as he recovers from a sprained right ankle.

CB | Daylon McCutcheon | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Jeff Walcott, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns CB Daylon McCutcheon (knee) is expected to be re-evaluated later this week and could be available to play Week 2.


Free Safety

FS | Bryan Scott | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints S Bryan Scott (hamstring) might practice this week and is questionable for the Week 2 game.

FS | Eugene Wilson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots S Eugene Wilson (biceps) played the entire Week 1 game. However, he was seen leaving the locker room with his right bicep wrapped in ice.

FS | Troy Vincent | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills FS Troy Vincent (hamstring) is questionable for Week 2, versus the Miami Dolphins.

FS | Kerry Rhodes | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets FS Kerry Rhodes (ankle) appeared to have suffered an ankle injury Week 1, though Rhodes says he is fine and is not expected to miss time.

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