NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on October 7, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Trent Green | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Trent Green (head) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play. He is listed as out.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre (head) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to start in Week 5.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (calf) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.

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, Oct. 6, and he should play in Week 5. Brady is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper (shoulder) returned to practice Friday, Oct. 6, but may not start Week 5. "This is not an issue relative to results or anything that has happened in games," said head coach Nick Saban. "It's a physical, medical, ability issue. Can the guy do what he needs to do to be successful? If we were 4-0 right now, we'd be having the same conversation."

QB | Chris Simms | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Free Agency News
Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Chris Simms (spleen) believes he might be able to return to the football field this season despite being hospitalized to have his spleen removed after several vicious hits during Week 3. "I feel if I can play, why not play?" said Simms, who will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. "I can't hurt my spleen again. It's one less thing I can hurt. I feel like I'm on the right track, my body is responding well. If I can get back into shape, I'm never going to turn down a chance to play football. I love it too much." A more likely scenario has the club keeping Simms on their active roster until QB Luke McCown (knee) can return off the PUP list.

QB | Joey Harrington | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Citing WQAM radio, Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper (shoulder) did not take any snaps with the first-string offense during practice Thursday, Oct. 5. Culpepper has been added to the club's injury report as probable for Week 5 due to a shoulder injury. Backup QB Joey Harrington stepped in with the starting offense during Thursday's practice session.


Running Back

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, Oct. 6, and he will be a game-time decision this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

RB | Michael Bennett | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Michael Bennett (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play. He is listed as out.

RB | Reno Mahe | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Reno Mahe (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5.

RB | Ahman Green | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, but is expected to play in Week 5.

RB | Kevan Barlow | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow (calf) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.

RB | Cedric Houston | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Cedric Houston (knee) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is listed as doubtful for Week 5. Houston is not expected to play this week.

RB | Reuben Droughns | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Reuben Droughns (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.

RB | Nick Goings | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers RB Nick Goings (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, but was added to the Week 5 injury report as probable due to a thigh injury.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson is on pace for 411 carries this season, which would be the NFL record for rushing attempts in a season.

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Patriots.com reports New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney won the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week award for Week 4. Maroney rushed 15 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4.

RB | Najeh Davenport | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najeh Davenport (calf) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5 and remains questionable for Week 5.


Fullback

FB | Zack Crockett | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders FB Zack Crockett (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will likely play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FB | Justin Green | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FB Justin Green (neck) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FB | James Hodgins | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets FB James Hodgins (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.

FB | Lawrence Vickers | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns FB Lawrence Vickers (illness) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.

FB | Derrick Wimbush | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars FB Derrick Wimbush (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and has been upgraded to questionable for Week 5.


Wide Receiver

WR | Brandon Stokley | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley (ankle) said he plans to play in the team's Week 5 game. "I feel good. Really good today back-to-back (days), and it wasn't sore," said Stokley.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He is listed as probable.

WR | Drew Bennett | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Drew Bennett (quadriceps) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and he is not expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as doubtful 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 (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Hank Baskett | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Hank Baskett (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Dante' Hall | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Dante' Hall (back) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He is listed as probable.

WR | Robert Ferguson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers WR Robert Ferguson (foot) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play in Week 5.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (ribs) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, as he is still feeling discomfort in his ribs. Driver will undergo more tests on his injury and will be a game-time decision for Week 5.

WR | Chad Jackson | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots WR Chad Jackson (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will probably play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's 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) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is questionable for Week 5.

WR | Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, , Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, although he may be inactive this week. If he doesn't go, WR Terrance Copper has been running as the third receiver in practice.

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 during practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is questionable for Week 5.

WR | Mark Bradley | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears WR Mark Bradley (ankle) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is unlikely to play in Week 5.

WR | Terrence Wilkins | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Terrence Wilkins (concussion) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (ribs) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.

WR | Matt Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Matt Jones (groin) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and has been downgraded to out for Week 5.

WR | Chris Henry | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Chris Henry has been suspended without pay by the NFL for the team's next two games, for violating the league's Personal Conduct and Substance Abuse policies. Henry also will be fined $20,000. Henry will be eligible to return Oct. 23.

WR | Doug Gabriel | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Doug Gabriel has 10 receptions and two touchdowns in the last two weeks.

WR | Koren Robinson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Rob Demovsky, of PackersNews.com, reports Green Bay Packers WR Koren Robinson will be elevated to the third wide receiver role for Week 5 since WR Robert Ferguson (foot) nursing a foot injury. "This is a real big opportunity for me," Robinson said earlier this week. "I'm looking to do something spectacular."

WR | David Givens | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans WR Brandon Jones will start at wide receiver Week 5 in place of injured WR David Givens (thumb).

WR | Brandon Jones | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans WR Brandon Jones will start at wide receiver Week 5 in place of injured WR David Givens (thumb).

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

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (back) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5, and is expected to start in Week 5.

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 | Sinorice Moss | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants WR Sinorice Moss (quadriceps) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is out for the Week 5 game.

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.


Tight End

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (thigh) was added to the team's injury report as questionable Friday, Oct. 6, although he practiced Friday and should be fine to play in Week 5. The injury is one he has had all year, as he has received treatment for it each week. It might limit him more after the catch, but he should be fine in the red zone.

TE | Daniel Wilcox | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Daniel Wilcox (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. 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 Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He was upgraded to probable.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

TE | Daniel Graham | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots TE Daniel Graham (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will probably play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

TE | Desmond Clark | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark (foot) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.

TE | Kellen Winslow Jr. | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow Jr. (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.

TE | Jeff King | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Brett Borden, of Panthers.com, reports Carolina Panthers rookie TE Jeff King could see more action in Week 5 now that TE Mike Seidman (knee) is sidelined with a knee injury. "I got in a little bit last week on special teams," said King, referring to Week 4. "But everybody's goal is to get on the field. The guys we have (at tight end) are very capable. They've played a long time. Kris (Mangum) is into his 10th year. I'll take whatever role they want to give me. I'm just here to learn and get better and help this football team."

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 Thursday, Oct. 5 and is out for Week 5.

TE | Dominique Byrd | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams rookie TE Dominique Byrd could be active for the first time in Week 5 since FB Paul Smith (concussion) will not play this week. Byrd would assume the backup role to FB Madison Hedgecock, who will be starting in place of Smith.

TE | Erron Kinney | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Erron Kinney (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 5, and will not play in Week 5.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) practiced for the third consecutive day Thursday, Oct. 5 and if he can play, he will start in Week 5, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

TE | Michael Gaines | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Carolina Panthers announced TE Mike Seidman (knee) has suffered a torn ACL in his knee. Seidman is likely out for the season. The team has not placed Seidman on Injured Reserve yet. TE Michael Gaines will likely replace Seidman in the starting lineup.

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).


Place Kicker

PK | Ryan Longwell | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell (illness) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He was removed from the injury report.

PK | Adam Vinatieri | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri (groin) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

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


Defensive Line

DL | Corey Simon | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Citing The Indianapolis Star, ESPN.com reports the Indianapolis Colts will not pay the balance of DL Corey Simon's (knee) salary, according to team owner Jim Irsay. Simon has not practiced since injuring his left knee during the first full week of training camp. The team placed him on the non-football injury list after being diagnosed as likely having polyarthritis. The condition will sideline Simon for the 2006 season and the team will not have to pay his $2.5 million base salary, according to sources who told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

DL | Lance Johnstone | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders DL Lance Johnstone (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will likely play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DL Terrell Suggs (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Kendrick Clancy | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Kendrick Clancy (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He is listed as probable.

DL | Courtney Brown | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos DL Courtney Brown (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is not expected to play. He is listed as doubtful.

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, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.

DL | Bobby Hamilton | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Bobby Hamilton (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.

DL | Dave Ball | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Dave Ball (hand) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.

DL | Cornelius Griffin | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Cornelius Griffin (hip) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as probable 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) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | Josh Thomas | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DL Josh Thomas (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Dan Klecko | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DL Dan Klecko (back) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts DL Dwight Freeney (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Montae Reagor | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DL Montae Reagor (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Adewale Ogunleye | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears DE Adewale Ogunleye (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.

DL | Raheem Brock | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DL Raheem Brock (elbow) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Orpheus Roye | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DL Orpheus Roye (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.

DL | Nick Eason | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DE Nick Eason (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.

DL | Marcellus Wiley | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Marcellus Wiley (groin) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and has been downgraded to out for Week 5.

DL | Marcus Stroud | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Marcus Stroud (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and has been downgraded to out for Week 5.

DL | Darrell Reid | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DL Darrell Reid (elbow) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5 and is expected to play Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham (groin) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, for the first time since injuring his groin during the season-opener. Abraham should be able to play Oct. 15, or Week 6.

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 | 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 | Rob Meier | 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.


Linebacker

LB | Takeo Spikes | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will have a fifty percent chance of playing this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Adalius Thomas | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Adalius Thomas (neck) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | James Darling | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals LB James Darling (calf) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play. He was downgraded to out.

LB | Ben Leber | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings LB Ben Leber (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He is listed as questionable.

LB | Matt McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Matt McCoy (stinger) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

LB | Ben Taylor | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers LB Ben Taylor (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is unlikely to play Week 5.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, but should be able to play in Week 5. Merriman is listed as questionable this week.

LB | Brandon Short | New York Giants | Injury News
Arthur Staple, of New York Newsday, reports New York Giants LB Brandon Short will start at weakside linebacker in place of injured LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral), not LB Gerris Wilkinson as had been earlier speculated this week.

LB | Carlos Emmons | New York Giants | Injury News
Arthur Staple, of New York Newsday, reports New York Giants LB Brandon Short will start at weakside linebacker in place of injured LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral), not LB Gerris Wilkinson as had been earlier speculated this week.

LB | Willie McGinest | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (calf) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (concussion) participated in conditioning drills during practice Friday, Oct. 6, and will not play in Week 5.

LB | Nick Greisen | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Nick Greisen (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Draft Information, Fantasy
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens linebackers Bart Scott, Ray Lewis and Adalius Thomas have combined for 121 tackles, nine sacks and three interceptions through the first four games of the season, according to coaches film.

LB | Kamerion Wimbley | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns rookie LB Kamerion Wimbley has moved past LB Matt Stewart on the team's depth chart heading into Week 5.

LB | David Pollack | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB David Pollack (neck) could return to the football field if his C-6 vertebra continues to heal properly, although it is still too early to determine whether or not that will be the case. "Right now we know that it's healing and we know that I'm coming along," Pollack said. "It's a mild fracture. It could be worse. It could be a complete fracture. It's not near my spinal cord, which is awesome."

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 | 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.


Cornerback

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, Oct. 6, and he is not expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings CB Antoine Winfield (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is a game-time decision. He is listed as questionable.

CB | Artrell Hawkins | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots CB Artrell Hawkins (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will probably play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Ellis Hobbs | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs (wrist) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and he is unlikely to play this week. 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) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and he was downgraded from doubtful to out for Week 5.

CB | Nick Harper | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (groin) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Marlin Jackson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Marlin Jackson (concussion) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Fakhir Brown | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams CB Fakhir Brown (ankle) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, and has been downgraded to questionable for Week 5. If Brown were unable to play, CB Tye Hill could start in his place. Safety Ron Bartell would assume the nickel back duties.

CB | Jerametrius Butler | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams CB Jerametrius Butler could be activated for Week 5 if CB Fakhir Brown (ankle) were unable to play.

CB | Leigh Bodden | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Leigh Bodden (ankle) had his walking boot removed from his injured ankle, but his status remains uncertain for Week 5. Bodden will be a game-time decision this week.

CB | Gary Baxter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (pectoral) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is not expected to play in Week 5.

CB | Dre' Bly | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Pate, of the Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions CB Dre' Bly (illness) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

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.


Strong Safety

SS | Shaun Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers S Shaun Williams (foot) missed practice Friday, Oct. 6, and has been downgraded to doubtful for Week 5.

SS | Donovin Darius | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars S Donovin Darius (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (shoulder) practiced Thursday, Oct. 5 and remains probable for Week 5.

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.


Free Safety

FS | Darren Sharper | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings FS Darren Sharper (quadriceps) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He is listed as questionable.

FS | Eugene Wilson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots FS Eugene Wilson (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and he will be a game-time decision who has a fifty percent chance of playing. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FS | Kerry Rhodes | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets S Kerry Rhodes (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is probable for Week 5.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and he will not play in Week 5. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FS | Brian Russell | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns S Brian Russell (elbow) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5.

FS | Terrence Holt | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of the Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions FS Terrence Holt (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play in Week 5. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

FS | Bryan Scott | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints S Bryan Scott (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 5, and he will not play in Week 5.

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