NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on September 25, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Todd Bouman | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to look at quarterbacks this week. The team could decide to sign free agent QB Todd Bouman (Saints), who the team recently had in for a tryout.

QB | Mark Brunell | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins QB Mark Brunell (elbow) will play Week 4. Brunell had "a couple" stitches on his elbow for a laceration.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart will start the Week 4 game.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (calf) was able to play Week 3 despite a calf injury.

QB | Trent Green | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Trent Green (concussion) will not play in Week 4.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Phil Richards, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning completed a regular-season low 45.2 percent of his passes (14 of 31) Week 3.

QB | Kerry Collins | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans QB Kerry Collins threw for 269 yards on 19-of-33 passing, with one touchdown and two interceptions Week 3.

QB | Jake Plummer | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
J. Michael Moore, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos QB Jake Plummer threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 3 victory over the New England Patriots.

QB | Chris Simms | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Free Agency News
Roy Cummings and Katherine Smith, of the Tampa Tribune, report the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could explore the possibility of adding veteran free agent QB Jay Fiedler (shoulder), who spent training camp with the team, but was released due to a lingering shoulder injury. The team could be in the market for a quarterback due to the uncertainty surrounding QB Chris Simms' (spleen) return.

QB | Bruce Gradkowski | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie QB Bruce Gradkowski will now assume the starting quarterback duties heading into Week 4 now that QB Chris Simms (spleen) is out indefinitely. Simms remains hospitalized after having his ruptured spleen removed. Quarterback Tim Rattay now assumes the primary backup role. The club is also anticipating the return of QB Luke McCown (knee), who is currently on the PUP list.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger struggled during the Week 3 game as the Steelers lost to the Cincinnati Bengals. Roethlisberger was 18-of-29 passing for 209 yards with three interceptions.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck tossed five touchdowns during Week 3, with four coming during the first half against the New York Giants.

QB | Kurt Warner | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner took a helmet-to-helmet hit during Week 3. While he remained in the game, he proceeded to throw three interceptions following the collision.


Running Back

RB | Corey Dillon | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots RB Corey Dillon (arm) suffered an arm injury during the Week 3 game and was unable to return to action.

RB | Michael Robinson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Michael Robinson (shoulder) is expected to be available for the Week 4 game after sustaining a bruised shoulder Week 3. He will be listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Maurice Hicks | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Maurice Hicks (ankle) is expected to be available for the Week 4 game after sustaining a sprained ankle Week 3. He will be listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (ribs) is expected to play in the Week 4 game after sustaining bruised ribs during Week 3. He will be listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

RB | Chris Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Chris Brown (toe) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.

RB | Kevan Barlow | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow started his first game with the team during Week 3, but limped off the field during the club's last touchdown drive. RB Cedric Houston replaced him. Barlow said he was fine following the game.

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, ESPN's John Clayton reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (foot) may miss four to six weeks of action due to a broken bone in his foot. With the Seahawks having a Bye during Week 5, it is possible he could miss just three games.

RB | Maurice Morris | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Maurice Morris will take over as the team's starting tailback while Shaun Alexander (foot) is out of action.

RB | Willie Parker | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker rushed for 133 yards on 31 carries, with two touchdowns, Week 3.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 103 yards on 13 carries Week 3.

RB | Tatum Bell | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos RB Tatum Bell gained 123 yards rushing on 27 carries Week 3.

RB | Reuben Droughns | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Reuben Droughns (shoulder) did not play in Week 3 due to a shoulder injury, but expects to play in Week 4.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis had 16 carries for 86 yards and two receptions for 78 yards during the Week 3 game. Portis scored two rushing touchdowns during the game and helped set up the team's first score when he took a shovel pass 74 yards.


Fullback

FB | Ahmard Hall | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans FB Ahmard Hall (ankle) will be questionable for the team's Week 4 game.

FB | Daimon Shelton | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills FB Daimon Shelton (head) should be fine to play in Week 4.

FB | Derrick Wimbush | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Derrick Wimbush (knee) missed Week 3 with a knee injury and will be re-evaluated later this week.


Wide Receiver

WR | Brandon Stokley | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley's (ankle) status for the Week 4 game is uncertain. He did not play in the team's Week 3 game.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) is "getting better," according to head coach Andy Reid.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (quadriceps) is day-to-day after suffering from a quadriceps spasm.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (back) was benched during the Week 3 game because he was struggling with his back strain. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Burress worked hard to play in the game but did not play well when given the opportunity. WR David Tyree replaced him in the game.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (calf) was able to start during Week 3 despite a calf injury.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
ClevelandBrowns.com reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards had five catches for 116 yards and one touchdown Week 3.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Carmine Pirone, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson had 11 receptions for 152 yards Week 3.

WR | Marcus Robinson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings WR Maurice Mann made his NFL debut during Week 3, replacing injured WR Marcus Robinson (hamstring).

WR | Keenan McCardell | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan McCardell (hamstring) will likely return to practice this week leading up to Week 4.

WR | Javon Walker | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Peter May, of The Boston Globe, reports Denver Broncos WR Javon Walker had 130 receiving yards and scored two touchdowns Week 3.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (hamstring) returned to action in Week 3 and participated in 52 snaps, according to head coach John Fox, who said the receiver felt fine after the game Monday, Sept. 25. Smith had missed the first two games due to a hamstring injury.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (ribs) did not play in Week 3 due to injured ribs, but he could be available to play in Week 4.

WR | Matt Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Matt Jones (groin) did play in the Week 3 game. However, he failed to catch a pass during the game.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch made his Seattle debut during Week 3. He caught two passes for 23 yards against the New York Giants.

WR | Chris Henry | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPN.com reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chris Henry (undisclosed) left the Week 3 game with an undisclosed injury. He was able to return to the game.

WR | Todd Pinkston | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports free agent WR Todd Pinkston (Vikings) has filed a grievance against the Philadelphia Eagles. Pinkston claims the team cut him while he was still injured and feels he is entitled to some cash.


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 (leg) suffered a hairline fracture in his fibula and is expected to miss four weeks. Davis will not need to wear a cast or undergo surgery for the injury.

TE | Erron Kinney | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Erron Kinney (knee) will not play in the team's Week 4 game.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (ankle) suffered an ankle injury at home prior to Week 3, but was able to play Sunday, Sept. 24. However, Heap was visibly not 100 percent and could need a few weeks to fully recover. Heap is expected to start in Week 4.

TE | Desmond Clark | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark (foot/ankle) suffered an injury to his foot and ankle during Week 3 and was taken to the locker room on a cart. Clark was wearing a walking boot following the game and his status will be re-evaluated later this week.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow (knee) is bothered by wear and tear to his knee, but he played in Week 3 and expects to play in Week 4.


Place Kicker

PK | Adam Vinatieri | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri's (groin) status for the Week 4 game is uncertain. He did not play in the team's Week 3 game.

PK | Nate Kaeding | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers announced PK Nate Kaeding has signed a six-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2012 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

PK | Matt Stover | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens PK Matt Stover kicked his 12th career game-winning kick during Week 3, leading the team to a 15-14 win over the Cleveland Browns. Stover kicked three field goals during the game, coming from 32-, 32- and 52-yards.


Defensive Line

DL | Montae Reagor | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts DL Montae Reagor (knee) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts DL Dwight Freeney (buttocks) was able to play Week 3 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game.

DL | Josh Thomas | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DL Josh Thomas (hip) could return for the Week 4 game. He did not play in the team's Week 3 game.

DL | Corey Simon | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DL Corey Simon (knee) missed the Week 3 game and is not expected to play Week 4.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (ankle) could miss the team's Week 4 game with swelling in his ankle. He was able to finish the Week 3 game and the team's coaches are hoping he will be able to play.

DL | Anthony McFarland | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Anthony McFarland (hip) is expected to return for Week 5.

DL | Leonard Little | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams DL Leonard Little (groin) missed a few plays early in the Week 3 game with a strained groin, but he was able to finish out the game.

DL | Kimo von Oelhoffen | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Kimo von Oelhoffen (knee) started at right defensive end during Week 3 despite a knee injury.

DL | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DE Terrell Suggs (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during Week 3, but was not walking with a limp Monday, Sept. 25. "I don't feel that bad. I feel a lot better than [Sunday]," Suggs said. "I think we're probably making a big deal over nothing." Suggs is currently day to day heading into Week 4.

DL | Pat Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle during Week 3, but should be fine for Week 4.

DL | Igor Olshansky | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers DL Igor Olshansky (knee) will likely return to practice this week leading up to Week 4.

DL | Orpheus Roye | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DT Orpheus Roye (shoulder) did not play in Week 3 due to a shoulder injury, but expects to play in Week 4.

DL | Andre Carter | Washington Redskins | Injury News
ESPN.com reports Washington Redskins DL Andre Carter (leg) left the Week 3 game with an apparent leg injury.

DL | Jevon Kearse | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles DL Jevon Kearse (knee) completely tore his medial collateral ligament (MCL) during the Week 2 game. He also suffered partial tears to his lateral collateral ligament (LCL) and his posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). In addition to the ligament injuries, Kearse suffered a popped hamstring tendon, a strained quadriceps tendon, a dislocated knee cap, a fractured tibia and tore the capsule that holds it all together. The good thing about Kearse's injury is he did not tear his ACL, which would have completely dislocated one part of his leg from the other. With his ACL intact, Kearse could be ready for training camp in 2007.


Linebacker

LB | Ryan Nece | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Ryan Nece (knee) is expected to be listed as questionable for Week 5.

LB | Morlon Greenwood | Houston Texans | Injury News
Houston Texans LB Morlon Greenwood (ankle) is healthy for the Week 4 game.

LB | Takeo Spikes | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring) missed Week 3 with a hamstring injury and is questionable for Week 4.

LB | Willie McGinest | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest had one sack, made three solo tackles, and had a quarterback hit in his return from a calf injury Week 3.

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (concussion) did not play in Week 3 due to a concussion and his status will be re-evaluated for Week 4.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
KIOZ Rock 105.3 of San Diego reports San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman revealed during an interview that he suffered multiple fractures to his nose during Week 2 and underwent a procedure to repair the fractures during the club's Bye in Week 3. Merriman is not expected to miss any time due to the injury.


Cornerback

CB | Nick Harper | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (groin) suffered a groin injury during the Week 3 game and is not expected to play Week 4. He will be replaced by CB Marlin Jackson.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons CB DeAngelo Hall (calf) is questionable to return to the Week 3 game after sustaining a left calf injury in the first quarter.

CB | Brian Kelly | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (foot) is expected to return for Week 5.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha (foot) practiced Monday, Sept. 25, and should be available Week 4.

CB | Phillip Buchanon | Houston Texans | Injury News
Houston Texans CB Phillip Buchanon (ankle) is healthy and will practice all this week.

CB | Shawn Springs | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (groin) is not expected to play in the Week 4 game.

CB | Sam Madison | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants CB Sam Madison (knee) suffered a sprained right knee during the Week 3 game but was able to return. He is not expected to miss any practice time.

CB | Brian Williams | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Brian Williams (head) suffered a head injury during Week 3 and will be evaluated later this week. Head coach Jack Del Rio said the injury was minor.

CB | Fred Smoot | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings CB Fred Smoot (concussion) suffered a concussion during Week 3, but was able to return to the game.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Bob Kent, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (ankle) is expected to return to the practice field in preparation for Week 4. "Lito will have a chance to practice this week. We'll see where he's at," head coach Andy Reid said. "I don't know how fast he'll be going, but we'll see how he does. He wants to get back out there."

CB | Gary Baxter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (pectoral) did not play in Week 3, but has not been ruled out to play in Week 4.

CB | Roderick Hood | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Scott Bomboy, of NBC10.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Roderick Hood (heel) had his heel tighten up during the first half of the Week 3 game and his status is unknown at this time.


Strong Safety

SS | Rodney Harrison | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots SS Rodney Harrison (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during the Week 3 game but was able to return.

SS | Matt Bowen | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills S Matt Bowen (leg) missed Week 3 with a lower leg injury and is questionable for Week 4.

SS | Kenoy Kennedy | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions S Kenoy Kennedy (foot) did not play in Week 3 due to a foot injury and is out for Week 4.

SS | Michael Lewis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Scott Bomboy, of NBC10.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles S Michael Lewis (quadriceps) suffered a contusion to his quadriceps during Week 3 and his status is currently unknown.

SS | Dwight Smith | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings S Dwight Smith (dehydration) suffered from dehydration during Week 3.


Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders' (shoulder, knee) status for the Week 4 game is uncertain. He did not play in the team's Week 3 game.

FS | Eugene Wilson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots S Eugene Wilson (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury during the Week 3 game but was able to return.

FS | Corey Chavous | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams SS Corey Chavous (shoulder) missed three plays during the Week 3 game with a shoulder injury, but he was able to finish out the game.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (concussion) said he will play in the team's Week 4 game.

FS | Kerry Rhodes | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets S Kerry Rhodes (ankle) was able to play Week 3 despite an ankle injury. Rhodes had a productive game, recording two sacks and two forced fumbles. Rhodes now has three sacks on the season.

FS | Dexter Jackson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals SS Dexter Jackson (ankle) is unlikely to play Week 4, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

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