NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on September 29, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Felzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (calf) practiced Friday, Sept. 29 and is probable for Week 4.

QB | Aaron Brooks | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders QB Aaron Brooks (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and he will be out in Week 4.

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. 29, and he is expected to start in Week 4.

QB | Mark Brunell | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins QB Mark Brunell (elbow) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and is expected to play Week 4.

QB | Charlie Frye | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Patrick McManamon, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns QB Charlie Frye has been sacked 34 times in his eight career starts, or 4.25 times per game. That pace would mean Frye would be sacked 68 times in a full season.

QB | Trent Green | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
The NFL Network reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Trent Green (concussion) has been cleared to drive and is feeling better. A return date for Green has still not been determined, but he will be out for at least the next two weeks.

QB | Rex Grossman | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The NFL announced Chicago Bears QB Rex Grossman has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September. Grossman leads the NFL with an average gain of 8.82 yards per passing attempt and is tied for third with six touchdown passes. He is ranked fifth with 829 passing yards and has a 100.9 passer rating, also fifth in the NFL.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher is urging QB Ben Roethlisberger to run more to keep defenders guessing. Cowher also wants Roethlisberger to gain some more weight. He lost 15 pounds after his motorcycle accident June 12 and now weighs 240 pounds.

QB | Drew Henson | Free Agent Players | Transaction
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed QB Drew Henson (Cowboys) to their practice squad.


Running Back

RB | Kevan Barlow | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Felzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow (calf) practiced Friday, Sept. 29 and is probable for Week 4.

RB | Ahman Green | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green (ribs) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, although it appears to be just for rest. He is expected to start in Week 4.

RB | Maurice Hicks | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Maurice Hicks (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and he is expected to play in Week 4. He was upgraded to probable 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) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and he is expected to play in Week 4. He was upgraded to probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Michael Robinson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Michael Robinson (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and he is expected to play in Week 4. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Chester Taylor | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Chester Taylor (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and he is expected to start in Week 4. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (knee) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, however, he intends to play in Week 4. He is 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) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and is expected to play Week 4.

RB | Reuben Droughns | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Reuben Droughns (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and is expected to start Week 4.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and will play Week 4.

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (foot) has been downgraded to out for Week 4.

RB | Corey Dillon | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Corey Dillon (arm), who left the team's Week 3 game early, is not on the team's injury report for Week 4.

RB | Edgerrin James | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green admitted he would like RB Edgerrin James to average 25 carries a game. James would also like the opportunity to be used as a receiver more with the team.

RB | Ron Dayne | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ron Dayne will start Week 4 for the second consecutive week. The team hopes to run the ball enough so RB Samkon Gado can get some carries. RB Wali Lundy is the No. 3 running back and will likely not be used much.

RB | Samkon Gado | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ron Dayne will start Week 4 for the second consecutive week. The team hopes to run the ball enough so RB Samkon Gado can get some carries. RB Wali Lundy is the No. 3 running back and will likely not be used much.

RB | Wali Lundy | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ron Dayne will start Week 4 for the second consecutive week. The team hopes to run the ball enough so RB Samkon Gado can get some carries. RB Wali Lundy is the No. 3 running back and will likely not be used much.


Fullback

FB | Ahmard Hall | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans FB Ahmard Hall (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and is expected to play Week 4.

FB | James Hodgins | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agency News
Correcting previous reports, Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports the New York Jets have signed free agent FB James Hodgins (Cardinals) to their active roster. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (personal) spoke to the media Friday, Sept. 29, for the first time since returning to Indianapolis. "Whenever I'm around this team, it's always good to be around. There are great guys on this team. I'm just happy to be around them." When asked whether or not he would be playing this weekend, Wayne said, "This is what I love to do. I love to play football. So, whenever I'm smelling football, I'm happy. . . . I'm ready to go. I feel good. I'm just anxious to get out there on the field in New York and play the Jets."

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Felzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (calf) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 29 and is questionable for Week 4.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (thigh) practiced Friday, Sept. 29 and is listed as probable for Week 4.

WR | Antonio Chatman | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Antonio Chatman (groin) practiced Friday, Sept. 29 and is expected to play Week 4. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (foot) practiced Friday, Sept. 29 and will start Week 4. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Chad Jackson | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots WR Chad Jackson (hamstring) missed parts of practice Friday, Sept. 29, and he may play in Week 4. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Doug Gabriel | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots WR Doug Gabriel (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and he is expected to play in Week 4.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and he intends to play in Week 4. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (quadricep/shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and will play in Week 4. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens (hand) will travel with the team to Tennessee this week, however he will remain a game-time decision.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley (ankle) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and will not play Week 4.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (ribs) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and will be a game-time decision Week 4.

WR | Matt Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Matt Jones (groin) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and will play Week 4.

WR | Keenan McCardell | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan McCardell (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and will play Week 4.

WR | Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and will be a game-time decision Week 4.

WR | Terry Glenn | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Terry Glenn (hand) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 27 and is not listed on the team's injury report for Week 4.

WR | Marcus Robinson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings WR Marcus Robinson (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 27 and is not listed on the team's injury report for Week 4.

WR | Corey Bradford | Free Agent Players | Transaction
The Detroit Lions released WR Corey Bradford Wednesday, Sept. 27.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (back) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 27.

WR | Ashley Lelie | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (shoulder) will likely return to the starting lineup for Week 4, according to head coach Jim Mora. WR Ashley Lelie started Week 3 in place of White because he missed three practices last week.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (shoulder) will likely return to the starting lineup for Week 4, according to head coach Jim Mora. WR Ashley Lelie started Week 3 in place of White because he missed three practices last week.


Tight End

TE | Marcedes Lewis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis is expected to get more of an offensive role in Week 4 after being held back in previous weeks due to a high ankle sprain.

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) will be out in Week 4.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and will play in Week 4. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

TE | Kellen Winslow Jr. | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow Jr. (knee) is expected to play Week 4.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and is expected to play Week 4. Heap has been upgraded to probable.

TE | Desmond Clark | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark (foot) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and will be a game-time decision for the team's Week 4 game.

TE | Jerramy Stevens | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Jerramy Stevens (knee) is out for the Week 4 game.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels is the team's starting tight end with TE Jeb Putzier and TE Mark Bruener splitting time as the No. 2 tight end depending on the situation. Putzier is used in passing situations and long-yardage situations while Bruener is used in short-yardage and goal-line situations.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said in a press conference Wednesday, Sept. 27, that TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) is being held back on terms of how the team can use him on game day by his ankle injury. The swelling has caused him to miss practices and makes him limited when he is able to get on the field.

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten missed practice Tuesday, Sept. 26, because his wife was giving birth to the couple's first child. Head coach Bill Parcells expects Witten to return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 27.


Place Kicker

PK | Adam Vinatieri | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri (groin) will try to kick field goals and extra points in Week 4, but he will not handle kickoff duties.

PK | John Carney | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The NFL announced New Orleans Saints PK John Carney has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September. He finished the month third in the NFL with 34 points scored.

PK | Matt Stover | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
The NFL announced Baltimore Ravens PK Matt Stover has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September.


Defensive Line

DL | Kimo von Oelhoffen | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Felzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Kimo von Oelhoffen (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 29 and is probable for Week 4.

DL | Shaun Ellis | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Felzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Shaun Ellis (hip) practiced Friday, Sept. 29 and is probable for Week 4.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (groin) missed practice Friday, Sept. 29 and will not play Week 4. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Justin Smith | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Justin Smith (foot) practiced Friday, Sept. 29 and is expected to play Week 4. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | Sam Adams | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Sam Adams (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 29 and remains probable for Week 4.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and he will be a game-time decision for Week 4. He was also upgraded to questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Aaron Kampman | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers DL Aaron Kampman (head) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and he is expected to play in Week 4.

DL | Pat Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings DL Pat Williams (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and he is expected to start in Week 4. He was also upgraded to probable on the team's injury report.

DL | Darwin Walker | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles DL Darwin Walker (quadriceps) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and will play in Week 4. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | Darren Howard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles DL Darren Howard (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and will play in Week 4. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | Corey Simon | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DT Corey Simon (knee) will not play in the team's Week 4 game.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of the Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions DT Shaun Rogers (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Friday, Sept. 29, and is expected to play Week 4.

DL | Marcus Stroud | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Marcus Stroud (ankle) missed practice Friday, Sept. 29, but is expected to play Week 4.

DL | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DL Terrell Suggs (thigh) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and will be a game-time decision for Week 4, according to head coach Brian Billick.

DL | Joe Salave'a | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Joe Salave'a (calf) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, but is expected to play Week 4.

DL | Reggie Hayward | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Vito Stellino, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars DE Reggie Hayward (Achilles') says he will make a full recovery and should return to form next season. "You only have a 1 percent chance of rupturing it again,'' Hayward said. "If I rehab correctly, I shouldn't have any problems. I'll be 100 percent, hopefully. This will give me a chance to get away from football and relax, and hopefully put a few more years on my career.''

DL | Jevon Kearse | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles DL Jevon Kearse (knee) underwent surgery Thursday, Sept. 28 by renowned Miami orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Uribe. The operation was to Kearse's lateral meniscus cartilage. Kearse did suffer a fracture to his tibia but the injury only required a cast. Damage to the lateral collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments did not require stitching during surgery. Uribe also did not need to surgically address any of the ligaments, the kneecap, or quadriceps during the operation. Kearse's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN.com: "So we're probably talking, according to Dr. Uribe, about a 12-week rehabilitation period. That still means Jevon would not have been able to play again, under the best circumstances, until the very end of the season. So I can't fault the Eagles for putting him on injured reserve and ending his season. But certainly, for everyone concerned, this is great news. It means he should be back on the field next spring for all of the offseason conditioning."

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

DL | Orpheus Roye | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DL Orpheus Roye (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 28 and is listed as questionable for Week 4.

DL | Igor Olshansky | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers DL Igor Olshansky (knee) practiced Thursday, Sept. 28 and will play Week 4.

DL | Patrick Kerney | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DL Patrick Kerney (triceps) missed practice Thusday, Sept. 28, and is listed as probable for Week 4.

DL | Russell Davis | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Marcus Tubbs (knee) is out for the Week 4 game. DL Russell Davis will be active for the game.

DL | Marcus Tubbs | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Marcus Tubbs (knee) is out for the Week 4 game. DL Russell Davis will be active for the game.


Linebacker

LB | Edgerton Hartwell | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons LB Edgerton Hartwell (knee) missed practice Friday, Sept. 29 and will not play Week 4. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (concussion) missed practice Friday, Sept. 29 and will sit out the Week 4 game.

LB | Brian Simmons | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Brian Simmons (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 29 and is expected to play Week 4. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

LB | Sam Williams | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders LB Sam Williams (back) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and he is expected to play in Week 4. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Gary Brackett | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (thigh) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and is expected to play Week 4.

LB | James Darling | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Arizona Cardinals LB James Darling (calf) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and will not play in the team's Week 4 game.

LB | Danny Clark | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints LB Danny Clark (hip) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and will be a game-time decision Week 4.

LB | Bart Scott | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Bart Scott (foot) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and is expected to play Week 4. Scott has been upgraded to probable.

LB | Takeo Spikes | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and appears unlikely to play Week 4. Spikes remains listed as questionable.

LB | Odell Thurman | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Ahmad Brooks is set to get the most playing time of his NFL career in Week 4. With LB Odell Thurman suspended, LB David Pollack (neck) out for the season, and linebackers A.J. Nicholson (hamstring) and Rashad Jeanty (foot) expected to be out this week, Brooks remains one of only six healthy linebackers on the Bengals team.

LB | David Pollack | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Ahmad Brooks is set to get the most playing time of his NFL career in Week 4. With LB Odell Thurman suspended, LB David Pollack (neck) out for the season, and linebackers A.J. Nicholson (hamstring) and Rashad Jeanty (foot) expected to be out this week, Brooks remains one of only six healthy linebackers on the Bengals team.

LB | Ahmad Brooks | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Ahmad Brooks is set to get the most playing time of his NFL career in Week 4. With LB Odell Thurman suspended, LB David Pollack (neck) out for the season, and linebackers A.J. Nicholson (hamstring) and Rashad Jeanty (foot) expected to be out this week, Brooks remains one of only six healthy linebackers on the Bengals team.

LB | Willie McGinest | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (calf) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 28 and is listed as questionable for Week 4.

LB | Dontarrious Thomas | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings LB Ben Leber (knee) missed practice Thursday, Sept. 28 and is listed as questionable for the Week 4 game. LB Dontarrious Thomas will likely replace him at strongside linebacker.

LB | Brandon Short | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said in a press conference Wednesday, Sept. 27, that LB Brandon Short has not been inactive due to injury. With LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral) expected to miss about three weeks with a strained pectoral, Short could get on the field and get some playing time. Coughlin said Short is excited about the chance to play, but did not say how the team plans on replacing Emmons in the lineup.

LB | Carlos Emmons | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral) is expected to be out up to three weeks with a strained pectoral muscle.

LB | Chris Draft | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Chris Draft is expected to start Week 4 in place of injured LB Dan Morgan (concussion).

LB | Chad Greenway | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Kevin Seifert, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway (knee) is walking without crutches and has started pool-related exercises. Greenway underwent surgery in August to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. Greenway estimated he could be ready for action by January. However, he is currently on Injured Reserve and not eligible to return for the rest of the 2006 season. Greenway said he had lost 15 pounds at one point and is now back to 231 pounds, 11 pounds less than his normal 242-pound frame.


Cornerback

CB | Derrick Strait | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Felzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets S Derrick Strait (thigh) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 29 and is questionable for Week 4.

CB | David Barrett | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Felzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB David Barrett (thigh) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 29 and is questionable for Week 4.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons CB DeAngelo Hall (calf) practiced Friday, Sept. 29 and is expected to start Week 4. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

CB | Ken Lucas | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers CB Ken Lucas (neck) practiced Friday, Sept. 29 and is listed as probable for Week 4.

CB | Will Blackmon | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers CB Will Blackmon (foot) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and he will not play in Week 4.

CB | Fabian Washington | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders CB Fabian Washington (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and he is expected to play in Week 4.

CB | Artrell Hawkins | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots CB Artrell Hawkins (thigh) missed parts of practice Friday, Sept. 29, and he may play in Week 4. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Demarcus Faggins | Houston Texans | Injury News
Houston Texans CB Demarcus Faggins (foot) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and he is out for Week 4.

CB | Gary Baxter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (pectoral) will not play in the team's Week 4 game.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (ankle) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and it is unlikely he will play in Week 4. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

CB | Roderick Hood | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Roderick Hood (heel) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and it is unlikely he will play in Week 4.

CB | Nick Harper | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (ankle) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and is not expected to play Week 4.

CB | Travis Daniels | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins CB Travis Daniels (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and is expected to play Week 4.

CB | Fernando Bryant | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of the Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions CB Fernando Bryant (ankle) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and will be a game-time decision Week 4.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and is expected to play Week 4.

CB | Fred Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints CB Fred Thomas (hip) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and should play Week 4.

CB | Shawn Springs | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (abdomen) did not practice Friday, Sept. 29, and will not play in the team's Week 4 game.

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 to action for Week 5.

CB | Randall Gay | New England Patriots | Injury News, Transaction
SportsTicker reports the New England Patriots have placed CB Randall Gay (hamstring) on Injured Reserve, officially ending his 2006 season.

CB | Phillip Buchanon | Houston Texans | Injury News
Houston Texans CB Phillip Buchanon (ankle) is healthy and will practice all week in preparation for the Week 4 game. He is not listed on the team's injury report.


Strong Safety

SS | Shaun Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers SS Shaun Williams (foot) missed practice Friday, Sept. 29 and will likely sit out the Week 4 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

SS | Michael Lewis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles SS Michael Lewis (quadriceps) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and will play in Week 4. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

SS | Donovin Darius | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars SS Donovin Darius (back) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and is expected to play Week 4.

SS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens SS Ed Reed (foot) practiced in a limited capacity Friday, Sept. 29, and is expected to play Week 4.

SS | Matt Bowen | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills SS Matt Bowen (shin) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 29, and is unlikely to play Week 4. Bowen remains listed as questionable.

SS | Donte Whitner | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills SS Donte Whitner won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month award for the month of September. Whitner currently stands seventh on the team with 18 tackles, and is tied for the team lead in interceptions with one.

SS | Kenoy Kennedy | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions SS Kenoy Kennedy (foot) missed practice Thursday, Sept. 28 and is out for Week 4.


Free Safety

FS | Kerry Rhodes | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Felzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets S Kerry Rhodes (thigh) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 29 and is questionable for Week 4.

FS | Chris Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears FS Chris Harris (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 29 and is expected to play in the Week 4 game as a reserve.

FS | Eugene Wilson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots FS Eugene Wilson (hamstring) missed part of practice Friday, Sept. 29, and he is expected to play in Week 4. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FS | Ken Hamlin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks FS Ken Hamlin (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 29, and he will start in Week 4. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (concussion) attended most of practice Friday, Sept. 29, however, he did not do everything in practice. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report and will play in Week 4.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (knee) will not play in the team's Week 4 game.

FS | Dexter Jackson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals S Dexter Jackson (ankle) missed practice Thursday, Sept. 28 and is out for Week 4.

FS | Brian Russell | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns FS Brian Russell (elbow) practiced Thursday, Sept. 28 and is listed as questionable for Week 4.

FS | Bhawoh Jue | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers S Bhawoh Jue (knee) missed practice Thursday, Sept. 28 and will not play Week 4. He underwent arthroscopic surgery Tuesday, Sept. 26 and will be re-evaluated next week.

FS | Bryan Scott | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints S Bryan Scott (thigh) missed practice Thursday, Sept. 28 and is out for the Week 4 game.

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