NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on September 23, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New England Patriots LB Junior Seau has been fined $7,500 for a hit near the knees of New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (calf) during the Week 2 game. Seau was flagged on the play for roughing the passer and Pennington suffered a slight calf injury on the hit.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and will start the Week 3 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (knee) is going to have arthroscopic surgery Monday, Sept. 25 to clean up his knee after it locked up in practice. Jackson is expected to miss a month of action.

QB | Drew Henson | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
The Indianapolis Colts worked out free agent QB Drew Henson (Cowboys) worked out with the team Tuesday, Sept. 19.

QB | Brooks Bollinger | Minnesota Vikings | Depth Chart Tidbit
Minnesota Vikings QB Brooks Bollinger appears to have secured the No. 2 quarterback role ahead of QB Tarvaris Jackson heading into Week 3.

QB | Tommy Maddox | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
ESPNews reports free agent QB Tommy Maddox (Steelers) worked out for the Oakland Raiders.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (ribs) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 20, despite sore ribs and he is expected to start in Week 3.


Running Back

RB | Mike Bell | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos RB Mike Bell (finger) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and is expected to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Chris Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Tennessee Titans RB Travis Henry (toe) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3. Henry could serve a larger role due to RB Chris Brown (toe) potentially being limited by a toe injury.

RB | Ahman Green | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green (hamstring) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is questionable for Week 3 due to a hamstring injury. Green will be a game-time decision this week and if he were unable to play, RBs Noah Herron and Vernand Morency would share the workload.

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (foot) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and will start in Week 3.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is going to try to play in Week 3, but he could be limited due to a knee injury.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is ready to start in Week 3. Portis is listed as probable for the game.

RB | Reuben Droughns | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Cleveland Browns RB Reuben Droughns (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 22, but is expected to play in Week 3. However, Droughns could be limited on the amount of action he receives this week.

RB | Musa Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Musa Smith (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is unlikely to play in Week 3.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Jamal Lewis (thigh) was slightly limited during practice Friday, Sept. 22, but he has been upgraded to probable and is expected to start in Week 3.

RB | Tiki Barber | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB Tiki Barber (forearm) has a bruised left forearm. He has practiced all week and is not on the team's injury report. Barber said it's no big deal; he just had it checked out recently to make sure his original fracture from several years ago has not become displaced. It has not and he is expected to start during Week 3.

RB | Ron Dayne | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ron Dayne is expected to start at tailback during Week 3 and be part of a three-man committee at the position. While the coaching staff has not officially named him the starting tailback, they appear to be leaning his direction.

RB | Wali Lundy | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Wali Lundy is expected to serve as the team's No. 2 back in a three-back committee entering Week 3. Lundy has not looked comfortable in the offense since the season has started, struggling with blitz pickups. There is a chance he could fall to third-string in the committee, too.

RB | Samkon Gado | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Samkon Gado is expected to see action as the No. 3 back in a three-back committee during Week 3. Gado is still learning the system since coming over from Green Bay.

RB | Najeh Davenport | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najeh Davenport could see a larger role during Week 3 if RB Willie Parker is as ineffective as he was against the Jacksonville Jaguars Week 2.

RB | Tatum Bell | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos RB Tatum Bell will start the Week 3 game. However, he is expected to alternate series with RB Mike Bell.

RB | LaBrandon Toefield | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars RB LaBrandon Toefield could be activated for Week 3 due to FB Derrick Wimbush (knee) being listed as doubtful to play this week.


Fullback

FB | Derrick Wimbush | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars FB Derrick Wimbush (knee) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22 and is unlikely to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

FB | Mike Karney | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints FB Mike Karney (calf) practiced Thursday, Sept. 21, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.


Wide Receiver

WR | Reggie Williams | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Reggie Williams ranks eighth among NFL players and second in the AFC with 101 yards after catches.

WR | Chad Jackson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots WR Chad Jackson (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and is expected to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Doug Gabriel | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots WR Doug Gabriel (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and is expected to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens (hand) says he will "definitely" play Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles. There is a chance Owens will not miss any time with a broken right hand. "The swelling is down and he's running. So it will just be a question of when he can catch. Soon as he can do that, we're good to go," head coach Bill Parcells said. Parcells added it "would be a little ambitious" to expect Owens to practice Monday, Sept. 25.

WR | Sinorice Moss | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants WR Sinorice Moss (quadriceps) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22 and is not expected to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Tim Carter | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants WR Tim Carter (back) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22 and is expected to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (back) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and is expected to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Matt Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Matt Jones (groin) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22 and could be a game-time decision for the Week 3 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Santonio Holmes | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Santonio Holmes (foot) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and is expected to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Nate Washington | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Nate Washington (finger) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and is expected to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and is expected to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Rod Smith | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (concussion) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and is expected to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (heel) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and has been upgraded to probable for Week 3. He will likely start this week and will be no worse than the third receiver.

WR | Chris Henry | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Cincinnati Bengals WR Chris Henry (groin) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley (ankle) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is not expected to play in Week 3.

WR | Tim Dwight | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Tim Dwight (thigh) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 22. Dwight has been fielding punts, but his status is still uncertain in the game. He is listed as questionable on the injury report.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (calf) did not practice Friday, Sept. 22, but will play in Week 3. Coles is listed as questionable for the game.

WR | Troy Williamson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings WR Troy Williamson (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to start in Week 3.

WR | Marcus Robinson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings WR Marcus Robinson (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles WR Donte' Stallworth (hip) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and he could be limited, but he is expected to start Week 3.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (ribs) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is doubtful to play in Week 3.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to start in Week 3.

WR | Marty Booker | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins WR Marty Booker (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to start in Week 3.

WR | Drew Carter | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Drew Carter (finger) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3. Carter is listed as questionable this week.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (hamstring) practiced for the second consecutive day Friday, Sept. 22, and will likely be a game-time decision for Week 3. "He looked good," said coach John Fox.

WR | Jerry Porter | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
ESPNews reports the Detroit Lions have contacted the Oakland Raiders about disgruntled WR Jerry Porter.


Tight End

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (shin) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and is expected to play Week 3. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and is expected to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

TE | Erron Kinney | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Tennessee Titans TE Erron Kinney (knee) will not play in Week 3 due to a knee injury and could be a few more weeks away from returning.

TE | David Martin | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers TE David Martin (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3, but he could be limited due to a knee injury.

TE | Jerramy Stevens | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Jerramy Stevens (knee) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and will not play in Week 3.

TE | Itula Mili | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Itula Mili (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and will play in Week 3, but might not start. Backup TE Will Heller might start ahead of Mili this week.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 22, but is expected to start in Week 3.


Place Kicker

PK | Adam Vinatieri | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have signed PK Martin Gramatica (Patriots). Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Gramatica will handle the kickoffs for Week 3 due to PK Adam Vinatieri (groin) suffering from a groin injury.

PK | Martin Gramatica | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have signed PK Martin Gramatica (Patriots). Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Gramatica will handle the kickoffs for Week 3 due to PK Adam Vinatieri (groin) suffering from a groin injury.


Defensive Line

DL | Marcellus Wiley | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Marcellus Wiley (groin) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22 and is unlikely to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

DL | Marcus Stroud | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Marcus Stroud (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and should play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Courtney Brown | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos DL Courtney Brown (knee) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22 and is not expected to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

DL | Corey Simon | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DL Corey Simon (knee) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and will not play in Week 3.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DE Dwight Freeney (gluteal) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and will be a game-time decision for Week 3.

DL | Kimo von Oelhoffen | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Kimo von Oelhoffen (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and will play in Week 3. Von Oelhoffen is listed as probable for the game.

DL | Joe Salave'a | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins DL Joe Salave'a (calf) did not practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is a game-time decision for Week 3. Salave'a is listed as questionable for the game.

DL | Darren Howard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles DE Darren Howard (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham (groin) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is unlikely to play in Week 3.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Teresa M. Walker, of the Associated Press, reports Tennessee Titans DT Albert Haynesworth (shoulder) left practice early Thursday, Sept. 21, with a shoulder burner.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions DT Shaun Rogers (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21, and is listed as probable for Week 3.

DL | Brian Young | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints DT Brian Young (shoulder) practiced Thursday, Sept. 21, and is listed as questionable for Week 3. Young will likely be able to play this week.

DL | Simeon Rice | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Simeon Rice (knee) was injured during practice Thursday, Sept. 21. He is listed as questionable for the Week 3 game, but his injury does not appear to be serious. Rice was walking around without a limp after practice.


Linebacker

LB | Junior Seau | New England Patriots | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New England Patriots LB Junior Seau has been fined $7,500 for a hit near the knees of New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (calf) during the Week 2 game. Seau was flagged on the play for roughing the passer and Pennington suffered a slight calf injury on the hit.

LB | Morlon Greenwood | Houston Texans | Injury News
Houston Texans LB Morlon Greenwood (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and is expected to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

LB | Pisa Tinoisamoa | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (elbow) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and is expected to start the Week 3 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Mike Peterson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Mike Peterson (ribs) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and will play in the Week 3 game. He has been upgraded to probable on the team's injury report.

LB | Brian Simmons | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Cincinnati Bengals LB Brian Simmons (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3.

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (concussion) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and will miss Week 3.

LB | Takeo Spikes | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and will be a game-time decision for Week 3. Spikes is listed as questionable this week.

LB | Adalius Thomas | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Adalius Thomas (foot) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and has been upgraded to probable for Week 3. Thomas is expected to start this week.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (neck) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and has been upgraded to probable for Week 3. Lewis is expected to start this week.

LB | Edgerton Hartwell | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons LB Edgerton Hartwell (knee) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is unlikely to play in Week 3.

LB | Tedy Bruschi | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi was taken off the injury report Thursday, Sept. 21.


Cornerback

CB | Artrell Hawkins | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots CB Artrell Hawkins (thigh) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and is expected to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Phillip Buchanon | Houston Texans | Injury News
Houston Texans CB Phillip Buchanon (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and will be a game-time decision for Week 3. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and will play in the Week 3 game. He has been upgraded to probable on the team's injury report.

CB | Deltha O'Neal | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Cincinnati Bengals CB Deltha O'Neal (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3.

CB | Nick Harper | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3.

CB | David Barrett | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB David Barrett (hip) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 22, but should still play in Week 3. Barrett is listed as questionable for the game.

CB | Shawn Springs | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (abdomen) did not practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is will not play Week 3. Springs is listed as out for the game.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to start in Week 3.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (ankle) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and will not play in Week 3.

CB | Roderick Hood | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles CB Roderick Hood (heel) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is doubtful for Week 3.

CB | Gary Baxter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (pectoral) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is unlikely to play in Week 3.

CB | Samari Rolle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Samari Rolle (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and has been upgraded to probable for Week 3. Rolle is expected to start this week.

CB | Travis Daniels | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins CB Travis Daniels (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and could be a game-time decision for Week 3.

CB | Ken Lucas | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers CB Ken Lucas (neck) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3. Lucas is listed as questionable this week.

CB | Brian Kelly | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Katherine Smith, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (toe) will miss Week 3 due to a turf toe injury. Cornerback Juran Bolden will replace Kelly in the starting lineup this week.


Strong Safety

SS | Donovin Darius | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars SS Donovin Darius (back) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and should play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and is expected to play in the Week 3 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

SS | Mike Doss | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts S Bob Sanders (knee) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and will be a game-time decision for Week 3. If Sanders were unable to play, S Mike Doss would replace him in the lineup.

SS | Michael Lewis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles S Michael Lewis (quadriceps) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3.

SS | Matt Bowen | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills S Matt Bowen (leg) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is unlikely to play in Week 3.

SS | Shaun Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers S Shaun Williams (foot) missed practice for the third consecutive day Friday, Sept. 22 and will likely be replaced by S Colin Branch in Week 3.


Free Safety

FS | Cameron Worrell | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears S Cameron Worrell (knee) has been taken off the team's injury report for Week 3. It was previously reported he could miss Week 3 after missing practice Friday, Sept. 22. However, it appears he did participate in the team portion of practice.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts S Bob Sanders (knee) missed practice Friday, Sept. 22, and will be a game-time decision for Week 3. If Sanders were unable to play, S Mike Doss would replace him in the lineup.

FS | Kerry Rhodes | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets FS Kerry Rhodes (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and will play in Week 3. Rhodes is listed as probable for the game.

FS | Brian Russell | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Cleveland Browns S Brian Russell (elbow) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3.

FS | Chris Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears S Chris Harris (ankle) has been added to the Week 3 injury report as questionable due to an ankle injury.

FS | Mike Minter | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Brett Borden, of Panthers.com, reports Carolina Panthers S Mike Minter is excited about S Colin Branch (knee) returning to the field this season after he suffered a season-ending knee injury last year. "It's a blessing to see him out there," said Minter. "I love playing with smart safeties because I don't have to worry about them. We've got total confidence in Colin coming in and doing what he needs to do." Branch is expected to receive extensive playing time in Week 3 with S Shaun Williams (foot) doubtful with a foot injury. "He's in a pressure situation right now and it's an opportunity for him to step up and show everybody he's back," Minter said of Branch.

FS | Daniel Bullocks | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Chrissie Zavicar, of DetroitLions.com, reports Detroit Lions rookie S Daniel Bullocks, who will see significant playing time in place of injured S Kenoy Kennedy (foot) during Week 3, believes he has the physical tools to succeed at this level, but the mental aspect needs some maturation. "I feel like I'm right in the mix, it's just that the mental part of it you kind of have to work your way up in," said Bullocks. "Everybody's much smarter they out-think you. That's the hard part to come in and try adapt to; [players] getting much smarter on the field, watching film and learning tendencies of the players. I've got to keep poised at the beginning of the game so I don't get too excited or overexcited just be patient and let it come to me."

FS | Dexter Jackson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals S Dexter Jackson (ankle) missed practice Thursday, Sept. 21, and will not play in Week 3. Safety Kevin Kaesviharn will start during Week 3 in Jackson's place.

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