NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on October 5, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Aaron Brooks | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders QB Aaron Brooks (pectoral) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is out for Week 5.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre (head) did not take part in team activities Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is confident he will play Week 5. Favre had a sore neck and is having trouble turning his head to the right.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (calf) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is probable for the Week 4 game.

QB | Trent Green | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Trent Green (concussion) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is out for Week 5.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and will play in Week 5.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb threw for two touchdowns and ran for another two touchdowns during the Eagles Week 4 victory over the Green Bay Packers. McNabb finished the game 16-of-30 passing for 288 yards and added another 47 yards rushing. "I decided to go back to my style of play and if the opportunity is there, take full advantage."

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban felt QB Daunte Culpepper had his best game of the season during Week 4. Even though the Dolphins are 1-3, it does not appear a quarterback change is going to come anytime soon.

QB | Mark Brunell | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins QB Mark Brunell (elbow) will have stitches removed from his injured elbow next week. He played through the injury during Week 4.

QB | Chris Simms | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
ESPNews reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Chris Simms (spleen) has been released from the hospital. He is out indefinitely after having his spleen removed following the team's Week 4 game.


Running Back

RB | Ahman Green | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green (rib, hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 but was able to take part in individual drills. Head coach Mike McCarthy thinks Green will play Week 5.

RB | Kevan Barlow | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow (calf) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is probable for the Week 4 game.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood (shoulder) is nursing a shoulder injury, but should be fine to play in Week 6. The Falcons have a Bye in Week 5.

RB | Cedric Houston | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Cedric Houston (knee) suffered a hyperextended knee during the Week 4 game and missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4. He is listed as doubtful for the Week 5 game and has a chance to play, according to head coach Eric Mangini.

RB | Michael Bennett | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Michael Bennett (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is out for Week 5.

RB | Najeh Davenport | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najeh Davenport (calf) is expected to dress for the Week 5 game. He participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

RB | Reuben Droughns | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Reuben Droughns (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is questionable for Week 5.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is listed as questionable for Week 5.

RB | Reno Mahe | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles RB Reno Mahe (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is listed as probable for Week 5.

RB | Fred Taylor | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Dave Hutchinson, of the Star-Ledger, reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Fred Taylor has rushed for 359 yards and two touchdowns in his past three games versus the New York Jets.

RB | Willie Parker | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker has already racked up 71 carries this season, which puts him on pace for 378 over the course of the season. Steelers head coach Bill Cowher said he would continue to use Parker as much as he can without jeopardizing the team's game plan. "I'm not going to jeopardize trying to win a football game," by limiting his carries, Cowher said. "It's something that I said earlier, but it's something that we have to keep in mind as we go and see how this unfolds. It's something we'll continue to monitor, but I think right now he's fine."

RB | Derrick Blaylock | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Dave Hutchinson, of the Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets RB Derrick Blaylock is expected to be activated for this week's game in place of RB Cedric Houston (knee).

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Patriots.com reports New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney was nominated for the FedEX Ground NFL Player of the Week award for Week 4 after he rushed 15 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns.

RB | Willis McGahee | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills RB Willis McGahee has scored 11 touchdowns in nine career games against teams from the National Football Conference.

RB | Ron Dayne | Houston Texans | Fantasy
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ron Dayne and RB Samkon Gado will continue to share the workload at running back.

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (foot) is expected to miss the team's Week 6 game. He has another X-ray and possibly another MRI schedule for Monday, Oct. 9.

RB | Edgerrin James | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports the Arizona Cardinals may try to rely more on RB Edgerrin James now that rookie QB Matt Leinart is taking over as the team's starting quarterback.


Fullback

FB | Zack Crockett | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders RB Zack Crockett (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is expected to play in the Week 5 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FB | Derrick Ward | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants RB Derrick Ward (foot) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is out for Week 5. He is getting closer to being able to resume work and hopes to return to practice next week. Ward is hoping he will be active for the Week 7 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

FB | Derrick Wimbush | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars FB Derrick Wimbush (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is doubtful for Week 5.

FB | Jason McKie | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears FB Jason McKie (wrist) left the team's week 4 game with a wrist injury but was able to return. He is expected to be fine for Week 5.


Wide Receiver

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (hamstring) believes his hamstring injury will bother him for the rest of the 2006 season. "My hamstring's not going to be 100 percent this year," said Ward. He is off to his slowest statistical start in his career, not counting his rookie year. Ward refuses to blame his hamstring for his lack of production and said his hamstring is close to 100 percent. "It's a matter of battling, fighting through it. It feels good. A hamstring, it's kind of hard to get back to 100 percent when you're running all the time. I'm getting treatment every day to take care of it and try to be as close to 100 percent as possible."

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (ribs, hip) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is considered day-to-day. He is listed as questionable for the Week 5 game. He took part in some individual drills and will likely play in the game.

WR | Robert Ferguson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers WR Robert Ferguson (foot) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and probably will not play Week 5. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

WR | Tim Dwight | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Tim Dwight (thigh) did not participate in some team drills Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is questionable for the Week 5 game.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (calf) did not participate in some team drills Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is questionable for the Week 5 game.

WR | Keenan McCardell | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan McCardell (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and will play Week 5.

WR | Drew Bennett | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Drew Bennett (quadriceps) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is questionable for the Week 5 game.

WR | David Givens | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR David Givens (thumb) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is out for Week 5.

WR | Dante' Hall | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Dante' Hall (back) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 but should be available for Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Mark Bradley | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears WR Mark Bradley (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and could miss the Week 5 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is questionable for Week 5.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (back) has proclaimed himself 100 percent healthy and says he is ready to receive a full workload during the Week 5 game. Burress missed the team's two practices during their Bye Week. He practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is not listed on the team's injury report this week.

WR | Matt Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Matt Jones (groin) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is doubtful for Week 5. WR Ernest Wilford would replace Jones in the starting lineup this week.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens (hand) is wearing a protective cover underneath his glove on his injured hand and has been able to practice this week. Owens is not on the club's injury report for Week 5.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (ribs) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is questionable for Week 5.

WR | Chad Jackson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots WR Chad Jackson (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is questionable for Week 5.

WR | Hank Baskett | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles WR Hank Baskett (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is listed as probable for Week 5.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is listed as questionable for Week 5.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is listed as doubtful for Week 5.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (ankle) missed a portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, but should play in Week 5. Fitzgerald is listed as probable this week.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is not expected to play Week 5.

WR | Troy Brown | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Kevin McNamara, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Troy Brown is only 11 catches from passing WR Stanley Morgan as the team's all-time leader in receptions.

WR | Eric Parker | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers WR Eric Parker (knee) suffered a knee contusion during the Week 4 game but is expected to practice this week.

WR | Reche Caldwell | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots WR Reche Caldwell (head) said he is fine after receiving a helmet-to-helmet hit during the Week 4 game.

WR | Chris Henry | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said he noticed a difference on the field during Week 4 with WR Chris Henry deactivated before the team's game. "I did notice a difference, actually," Lewis said. "I didn't have anybody taunting, in anybody's face or anything like that. That's where I noticed the difference: Guys doing it the way they're asked to do it. I didn't have to worry about the guy taking off his helmet on the field and things like that. That's the key thing. And again, as you asked about the other thing, it's the respect to the league and what the rules are on the field, and that I didn't have to worry about yesterday. And those are things we've got to continually get straight all the time, because I've got to know who I can count on and when I can count on them."

WR | Wes Welker | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Wes Welker has emerged as the team's No. 3 receiver. He has a team-high 222 receiving yards on 18 receptions thus far this season.


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) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is out for Week 5.

TE | Donald Lee | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers TE Donald Lee (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is considered day-to-day. He is listed as questionable for the Week 5 game.

TE | Erron Kinney | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Erron Kinney (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is out for Week 5.

TE | Daniel Wilcox | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Daniel Wilcox (thigh) is expected to practice this week and participate in two-tight end formations during the Week 5 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

TE | Jermaine Wiggins | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings TE Jermaine Wiggins (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is questionable for the Week 5 game.

TE | Desmond Clark | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark (foot) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is questionable for the Week 5 game. He is expected to play this week unless he suffers a setback.

TE | Daniel Graham | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots TE Daniel Graham (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is questionable for Week 5. TE David Thomas would receive more playing time if Graham were unable to play.

TE | Kellen Winslow Jr. | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow Jr. (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is questionable for Week 5.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is listed as probable for Week 5.

TE | Mike Seidman | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers TE Mike Seidman (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is listed as out for Week 5. Seidman has a torn ACL in his knee and is likely done for the season.

TE | Bryan Fletcher | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts TE Bryan Fletcher is expected to start Week 5 in place of injured TE Ben Utecht (back).

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) practiced well Tuesday, Oct. 3, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

TE | Jerramy Stevens | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Jerramy Stevens (knee) is expected to start the team's Week 6 game.


Place Kicker

PK | Ryan Longwell | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell (illness) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 with a case of strep throat. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report and the team is not expected to bring in an emergency kicker.

PK | Martin Gramatica | Free Agent Players | Transaction
Indianapolis Colts PK Martin Gramatica has been released from the team.

PK | Adam Vinatieri | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri (groin) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is expected to play Week 5.

PK | Mike Vanderjagt | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells was somewhat disappointed with the kickoffs performed by PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) during Week 4, but understood the circumstances of their place-kicker returning from injury. "The kicks obviously could've been better," Parcells said. "But that was his first time doing that in a while, so we'll see what happens." Parcells later added that he has not decided whether Vanderjagt will handle the kickoff duties in Week 5.


Defensive Line

DL | Lance Johnstone | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders DL Lance Johnstone (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is expected to be available for the Week 5 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Kenderick Allen | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Transaction
Green Bay Packers DL Kenderick Allen (foot) has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2006 season.

DL | Kimo von Oelhoffen | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Kimo von Oelhoffen (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is probable for the Week 4 game.

DL | Bobby Hamilton | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Bobby Hamilton (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is probable for the Week 4 game.

DL | Courtney Brown | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos DL Courtney Brown (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is not expected to play Week 5.

DL | Jason Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins DL Jason Taylor (ribs) is not listed on the team's injury report for Week 5 and will start the game.

DL | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DL Terrell Suggs (hamstring) is expected to be limited in practice this week but should start Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Adewale Ogunleye | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears DL Adewale Ogunleye (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 but is expected to be able to play Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Cornelius Griffin | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Washington Redskins DL Cornelius Griffin (hip) is listed as probable for Week 5 on the team's injury report.

DL | Joe Salave'a | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Joe Salave'a (calf) was in uniform for practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, but he did not do much during the open portion of practice. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts DL Dwight Freeney (buttock) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 but is expected to play Week 5.

DL | Montae Reagor | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts DL Montae Reagor (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 but is expected to play Week 5.

DL | Marcellus Wiley | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Marcellus Wiley (groin) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is doubtful for Week 5.

DL | Marcus Stroud | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Marcus Stroud (ankle/groin) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is doubtful for Week 5. DL Rob Meier would replace Stroud at defensive tackle this week.

DL | Orpheus Roye | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DL Orpheus Roye (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is questionable for Week 5.

DL | Kendrick Clancy | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals DT Kendrick Clancy (groin) missed a portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, but should play in Week 5. Clancy is listed as probable this week.

DL | Josh Thomas | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DE Josh Thomas (hip) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is expected to play Week 5.

DL | Corey Simon | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports Indianapolis Colts DT Corey Simon (knee) will not play in the team's Week 5 game.

DL | Darrell Reid | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DT Darrell Reid (elbow) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is expected to play Week 5.

DL | Dan Klecko | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DT Dan Klecko (back) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and his status for Week 5 is uncertain.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Mac Engel, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys C Andre Gurode (forehead), who was viciously stomped on by Tennessee Titans DT Albert Haynesworth during Week 4, could press criminal charges after the injury required stitches to repair a gash over his left eye. Gurode's agent, Kennard McGuire, said: "We are not ruling anything out. Andre was still in a state of shock that this happened. Once we get him in the right frame of mind, then we will make a judgment. Never in my life have I seen something like this. I know players play with passion. This was the opposite of passion." Haynesworth, who stomped on Gurode's face while Gurode was lying on the ground without his helmet, has already received a five-game suspension by the NFL for his actions.

DL | Marcus Tubbs | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Marcus Tubbs (knee) will miss Week 6 after undergoing surgery.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (groin) will attempt to return to action for the Week 6 game against the New York Giants. He will report every day for treatment during the team's Bye Week, but he is unlikely to participate in practice this week.


Linebacker

LB | Al Wilson | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos LB Al Wilson (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is expected to play Week 5.

LB | Derrick Pope | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins LB Derrick Pope (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 in a non-contact jersey. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report for Week 5 and is expected to return on special teams for the game.

LB | Alex Lewis | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Alex Lewis (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is out for Week 5.

LB | Adalius Thomas | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Adalius Thomas (neck) could be limited in practice this week but should start Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | LaVar Arrington | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants LB LaVar Arrington (knee) was limited during the team part of practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is listed as probable for the Week 5 game.

LB | Carlos Emmons | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is out for the Week 5 game. LB Gerris Wilkinson is expected to replace him at weakside linebacker.

LB | Nick Greisen | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Nick Greisen (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, but is probable for Week 5.

LB | Willie McGinest | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is questionable for Week 5.

LB | Takeo Spikes | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is questionable for Week 5.

LB | Matt McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles LB Matt McCoy (stinger) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is listed as probable for Week 5.

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (concussion) will not play in Week 5.

LB | Gary Brackett | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (thigh) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is expected to play Week 5.

LB | Isaiah Kacyvenski | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agency News
The St. Louis Rams have signed free agent LB Isaiah Kacyvenski (Seahawks) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

LB | Pisa Tinoisamoa | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (elbow) aggravated a dislocated elbow injury he originally suffered Sept. 17 against the San Francisco 49ers. He was able to return to the game and continued playing.


Cornerback

CB | Fabian Washington | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders CB Fabian Washington (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is out for Week 5.

CB | Will Blackmon | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers CB Will Blackmon (foot) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is still waiting to get cleared for practice. He is out for the Week 5 game.

CB | David Barrett | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB David Barrett (hip) did not participate in some team drills Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is questionable for the Week 5 game.

CB | Darrent Williams | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos CB Darrent Williams (dizziness) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is expected to play Week 5.

CB | Eddie Jackson | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins CB Eddie Jackson (toe) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 in a non-contact jersey. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report for Week 5 and is expected to play on special teams for the game.

CB | Fakhir Brown | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams CB Fakhir Brown (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is expected to play in the Week 5 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings CB Antoine Winfield (thigh) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is questionable for the Week 5 game. Winfield would likely be replaced by CB Cedric Griffin he is unable to play in the game.

CB | Ricardo Colclough | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ricardo Colclough (neck) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 but avoided contact. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Shawn Springs | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (groin) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is not expected to play Week 5.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is expected to play Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, but is probable for Week 5.

CB | Gary Baxter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (pectoral) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is questionable for Week 5.

CB | Leigh Bodden | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Leigh Bodden (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is questionable for Week 5.

CB | Artrell Hawkins | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots S Artrell Hawkins (thigh) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is questionable for Week 5.

CB | Ellis Hobbs | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs (wrist) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is questionable for Week 5.

CB | Brian Kelly | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (turf toe) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is listed as questionable for Week 5.

CB | Roderick Hood | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles CB Roderick Hood (heel) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is listed as doubtful for Week 5.

CB | Marlin Jackson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Marlin Jackson (concussion) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is expected to play Week 5.

CB | Nick Harper | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is not expected to play Week 5.

CB | Ahmad Carroll | Free Agent Players | Transaction
The Green Bay Packers announced they have released CB Ahmad Carroll.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (undisclosed) was shaken up with an undisclosed injury during the team's Week 4 game and was able to walk off the field under his own power. He was able to return to action later in the game.

CB | Adam Jones | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans CB Adam Jones (hamstring) will be questionable for the team's Week 5 game.

CB | Andre' Goodman | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins CB Andre' Goodman served as the team's nickel back during Week 4 due to the return of CB Travis Daniels (ankle) to the starting lineup.

CB | Travis Daniels | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins CB Andre' Goodman served as the team's nickel back during Week 4 due to the return of CB Travis Daniels (ankle) to the starting lineup.

CB | Ken Lucas | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers CB Richard Marshall started ahead of CB Ken Lucas (neck, shoulder) during Week 4. Head coach John Fox said the move was made because Lucas is having trouble tackling due to neck and shoulder injuries. Lucas played as a nickel back during the game and played extensively. Fox was not sure how long the team will stick with the current arrangement, but Lucas will return to the lineup when he can make tackles without any problems.


Strong Safety

SS | Kenoy Kennedy | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions SS Kenoy Kennedy (foot) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is out for Week 5.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers S Troy Polamalu (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is listed as probable for Week 5.

SS | Donovin Darius | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars S Donovin Darius (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, but is probable for Week 5.

SS | Shaun Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers S Shaun Williams (foot) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is listed as questionable for Week 5.


Free Safety

FS | Kerry Rhodes | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets S Kerry Rhodes (thigh) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is probable for the Week 4 game.

FS | Bhawoh Jue | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers S Bhawoh Jue (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and will not play Week 5.

FS | Terrence Holt | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions FS Terrence Holt (back) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 after his back tightened up during practice. He is listed as probable for the Week 5 game.

FS | Darren Sharper | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings S Darren Sharper (quadriceps) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is receiving "round-the-clock" treatment for the bruised quadriceps he received Week 4. He is listed as questionable for the Week 5 game and will be replaced by rookie S Greg Blue if he is unable to play.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (knee) will not play in the team's Week 5 game after missing practice Wednesday, Oct. 4. He is not expected to return until after the team's Bye Week (Oct. 16).

FS | Eugene Wilson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots S Eugene Wilson (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is questionable for Week 5.

FS | Dexter Jackson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports there is a strong chance Cincinnati Bengals FS Dexter Jackson (ankle) will return for the team's game in Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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