NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on October 9, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper (knee, shoulder) "will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis," according to head coach Nick Saban. It appears Culpepper will not return to the starting lineup soon, as the team wants him to concentrate on improving his mobility first through extensive rehabilitation before returning to the field.

QB | Jake Plummer | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Denver Broncos QB Jake Plummer will likely be traded after the 2006 season, paving the way for QB Jay Cutler to take over as the team's starter.

QB | Trent Green | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Trent Green (concussion) will not play in the team's Week 6 game.

QB | Andrew Walter | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Andrew Walter will remain the team's starting quarterback for Week 6, according to head coach Art Shell.

QB | Aaron Brooks | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Aaron Brooks (pectoral) is doubtful for the team's Week 6 game.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw two more interceptions during the team's Week 5 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Roethlisberger now has seven interceptions for the 2006 season and has yet to throw a touchdown pass this year. He was also sacked five times as the Steelers lost 23-13.

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger, who threw two touchdown passes during Week 5, extended his league-best interception-free streak to 214 passing attempts.

QB | Joey Harrington | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins QB Joey Harrington completed 26-of-41 passes for 232 yards and two interceptions during his first start with the team.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre cost the team at possibly tying their game against the St. Louis Rams during Week 5. With less than a minute to go in the fourth quarter, Favre lost a costly fumble while the Packers were deep in St. Louis territory. The Packers are now 1-4 on the 2006 season.


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 Week 6 game. An MRI on his foot showed the cracked bone is better but not all the way healed.

RB | Maurice Hicks | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Maurice Hicks (shoulder) suffered a shoulder stinger during Week 5, but is listed as probable for Week 6.

RB | Travis Henry | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Travis Henry (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 6.

RB | Cedric Houston | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Cedric Houston (knee) did not play in Week 5 due to a knee injury.

RB | Michael Bennett | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Michael Bennett (hamstring) will not play in the team's Week 6 game.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson (neck) will likely play Week 6.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (knee) had very little swelling Monday, Oct. 9, following the team's Week 5 game. Head coach Andy Reid would not say whether Westbrook would practice Wednesday, Oct. 11.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams' (ankle) status for the team's Week 6 game remains uncertain. Williams will be evaluated again later this week. Williams has a sprained ankle, however head coach John Fox said Monday, Oct. 9, that tests revealed no broken bones. If Williams cannot play, RB Nick Goings would serve as the backup to RB DeShaun Foster.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Jay Posner, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Chargers intend to employ more two-running back sets after using both RB LaDainian Tomlinson and RB Michael Turner in the backfield at the same time for much of the second half during the team's Week 5 game. The Chargers rushed for 111 yards on 23 carries in the second half. "It forces teams to make a choice," said Tomlinson, who lined up as a slotback or wide receiver when Turner was in the backfield. "If they put a linebacker on me, then I can get the ball in the flat with some space. If they don't, if they walk out a safety on me, then we can run the football because they don't have as many people in the box."

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
FOX Sports reports New Orleans Saints rookie RB Reggie Bush scored his first NFL touchdown during Week 5, which came on a game-winning punt return. Bush had 161 all-purpose yards during the game.

RB | Vernand Morency | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers backup RB Vernand Morency started the team's Week 5 game but he lost a fumble on the Packers' first possession. He fumbled again on the team's next series, but Green Bay was able to recover. Due to the two fumbles, Morency was replaced in the backfield by Noah Herron, who rushed for 106 yards on 20 carries and the Packers' first rushing touchdown of the season.

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Associated Press reports Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones (concussion) suffered a concussion late in the team's loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Jones was held to eight yards on 10 carries.

RB | Cedric Benson | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
FOX Sports reports Chicago Bears RB Cedric Benson scored the first rushing touchdown of his career during Week 5.


Fullback

FB | Jeremi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals FB Jeremi Johnson (unknown) was on the sidelines during practice Monday, Oct. 9, with an unknown injury.


Wide Receiver

WR | Roy Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Roy Williams (back) suffered a stinger during the Week 5 game and is considered day-to-day.

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (illness) missed practice Monday, Oct. 9.

WR | Marty Booker | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Marty Booker (shoulder, pectoral) will be listed as no better than questionable for the Week 6 game, according to head coach Nick Saban.

WR | Antonio Bryant | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Antonio Bryant (mouth) suffered a cut lip during Week 5 that required five stitches to repair. Bryant is listed as probable for Week 6.

WR | Drew Bennett | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Drew Bennett (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 6.

WR | David Givens | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR David Givens (thumb) will not play in Week 6.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (calf/hand) came up shaking his hand after an incompletion during Week 5, but he said he was fine following the game. Coles had injured his right hand or wrist during Week 4.

WR | Dante' Hall | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Dante' Hall's (hip) status for Week 6 is uncertain.

WR | Mark Bradley | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears WR Mark Bradley (ankle) missed his second consecutive game during Week 5 due to an ankle injury and he will be re-evaluated later this week.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) could return to the lineup Week 6. Stallworth is not expected to practice Wednesday, Oct. 11, according to head coach Andy Reid.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley (knee) suffered a knee injury in the team's Week 5 game. Stokley is expected to play in the team's Week 7 game.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Bryant Johnson will replace WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) in the starting lineup heading into Week 6. Fitzgerald is sidelined with a hamstring injury.

WR | Jabar Gaffney | Free Agent Players | Transaction
ESPNews reports the New England Patriots have signed WR Jabar Gaffney (Eagles). Details of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (shoulder) is questionable for the team's Week 6 game.

WR | Chad Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson has yet to catch a pass for longer than 18 yards. Last season through four games, Johnson recorded touchdown passes of 70 and 40 yards. "They don't want him to do what he did to them last year," said receivers coach Hue Jackson of opposing defenses. "Defenses are making sure they don't give up the big play. But we're 3-1 and we're winning and we'll take that. It will happen. The show is coming soon to a theatre near you."

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Fowler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (hamstring) dropped three passes during the team's Week 5 win over the Cleveland Browns. Smith also struggled to catch up to a deep pass thrown by QB Jake Delhomme in the fourth quarter. Smith got a jump on the deep route from his own 35-yard line and Delhomme heaved it Smith's way. Smith turned on a burst of speed and was unable to catch up to the ball. "He generally can't overthrow me," said Smith.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison's first pass caught during Week 5 gave him a reception in 159 straight games, which is an NFL record to start a career. Former Colts and St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk previously held the record at 158 games. Harrison also moved into fourth on the career receptions list.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne caught his first touchdown pass of the season during Week 5.

WR | Hank Baskett | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Hank Baskett scored his first career touchdown during the Week 5 game against the Dallas Cowboys. Baskett scored on an 87-yard pass from QB Donovan McNabb in the third quarter to give the Eagles a 24-21 lead. The Eagles would hold on to their lead to beat the division rival 38-24. Baskett finished the game with three receptions for 112 yards while scoring the one touchdown.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens was held to three receptions for 45 yards during Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers rookie WR Greg Jennings scored his third touchdown of the season during Week 5. Jennings has scored three touchdowns during the team's last four games.


Tight End

TE | Jerramy Stevens | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Jerramy Stevens (knee) practiced Monday, Oct. 9. He is expected to play in the team's Week 6 game.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (leg) is still walking on crutches and remains out for Week 6 due to a hairline fracture to his fibula in his right leg.

TE | Erron Kinney | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Erron Kinney (knee) will not play in Week 6.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (foot) left the Week 5 game in the fourth quarter due to a sore right foot and did not return. Shockey underwent x-rays on his injury and said he was fine following the game. Shockey's status is unknown for Week 6.


Place Kicker

PK | John Hall | Washington Redskins | Free Agency News
Citing league and team sources, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports Washington Redskins PK John Hall is in jeopardy of losing his job. The Redskins are prepared to audition several replacements Tuesday, Oct. 10, at their facility. The potential replacements for Hall are expected to include PKs Todd Peterson (Falcons) and Nick Novak (Cardinals).

PK | Adam Vinatieri | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri (groin) is expected to return to the lineup Week 7.


Defensive Line

DL | Marcus Tubbs | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Marcus Tubbs (knee) practiced Monday, Oct. 9.

DL | Warren Sapp | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders DT Warren Sapp (knee) suffered a knee bruise Week 5 and did not finish the game. Head coach Art Shell says Sapp is fine and will play in the team's Week 6 game.

DL | Robert Geathers | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Robert Geathers (knee) was on the field for the early portion of practice with his injured knee wrapped Monday, Oct. 9.

DL | Adewale Ogunleye | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears DE Adewale Ogunleye (ankle) did not play in Week 5 due to an ankle injury, but he expects to play in Week 6. However, head coach Lovie Smith suggested Ogunleye could sit out this week since the club has a Bye the following week, giving Ogunleye plenty of time to recover.

DL | Johnathan Sullivan | Free Agent Players | Transaction
Patriots.com reports the New England Patriots released DT Johnathan Sullivan Monday, Oct. 9.

DL | Phillip Daniels | Washington Redskins | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins DL Phillip Daniels (shoulder) injured his shoulder during the Week 5 game.

DL | Shaun Cody | Detroit Lions | Injury News
ESPN.com reports Detroit Lions DT Shaun Cody's (left leg) status for Week 6 is unknown.

DL | Julius Peppers | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers DE Julius Peppers constantly harassed the Cleveland Browns during Week 5. He had a sack, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and hit Browns QB Charlie Frye five other times.

DL | Simeon Rice | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
FOXSports.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Simeon Rice (undisclosed) was carted off the field Week 5 with an undisclosed injury. He was carted to the team's locker room and is questionable to return.


Linebacker

LB | Will Witherspoon | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams LB Will Witherspoon (ankle) suffered a minor sprained ankle during the Week 5 game and missed a handful of plays. He is expected to be fine for the Week 6 game.

LB | Eric Barton | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets LB Brad Kassell made the start over LB Eric Barton during Week 5 due to a specific defensive package, according to head coach Eric Mangini.

LB | Carlos Emmons | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he was not sure LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral) would be able to return this week due to a pectoral injury. LB Brandon Short replaced Emmons, who did not play in Week 5.

LB | Matt McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Matt McCoy (hip) was limping heavily Monday, Oct. 9, after suffering a hip pointer injury Week 5. McCoy's status for Week 6 is uncertain.

LB | Mike Peterson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Mike Peterson (pectoral) will miss the rest of the 2006 season with a torn pectoral muscle. Peterson is expected to undergo surgery in the next week to 10 days.

LB | Takeo Spikes | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes could play in the team's Week 6 game, according to head coach Dick Jauron. "He felt better than he's felt since the injury," said Jauron. "We're fairly optimistic this week, but we know how hamstrings are."

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan's (concussion) status for the team's Week 6 game remains uncertain. Morgan will be evaluated again later this week.


Cornerback

CB | Travis Fisher | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams CB Travis Fisher (groin) suffered a strained groin during the first half of the Week 5 game. The injury is to the other side that bothered him off-and-on during the 2005 season, according to head coach Scott Linehan. The latest injury does not appear serious, but he was undergoing an MRI just to be sure.

CB | Fakhir Brown | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams CB Fakhir Brown (ankle) will be day-to-day this week as he deals with a sprained ankle. He does not have a high ankle sprain, which can often sideline players for several weeks.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has said CB Charles Woodson (knee, ribs) will be questionable for Week 7.

CB | Fabian Washington | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders CB Fabian Washington (hamstring) is questionable for the team's Week 6 game.

CB | Marlin Jackson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Marlin Jackson (leg) suffered a leg injury Week 5 and is expected to play in the team's Week 7 game.

CB | Nate Clements | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills CB Nate Clements (thigh) was leg-whipped in his right thigh Week 5 and is expected to be very sore for a couple of days, according to head coach Dick Jauron.

CB | Demarcus Faggins | Houston Texans | Injury News
Houston Texans CB Demarcus Faggins (foot) could return to action for the team's Week 7 game.

CB | Sheldon Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
FOX Sports reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Sheldon Brown (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury during Week 5.


Strong Safety

SS | Kenoy Kennedy | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions SS Kenoy Kennedy (foot) is on a week-to-week basis and missed the Week 5 game.

SS | Michael Boulware | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks SS Michael Boulware (concussion) practiced Monday, Oct. 9 and should play Week 6.

SS | Matt Bowen | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills SS Matt Bowen (shin) is doubtful for the team's Week 6 game.

SS | Shaun Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers SS Shaun Williams' (foot) status for the team's Week 6 game remains uncertain. Williams will be evaluated again later this week.


Free Safety

FS | Nick Collins | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has said OL Nick Collins (head) will be questionable for Week 7.

FS | Dexter Jackson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals S Dexter Jackson (ankle) was not wearing a walking boot on his injured ankle, but he did not attend practice Monday, Oct. 9. Jackson's status will be evaluated later this week.

FS | Chris Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears S Chris Harris (quadriceps) suffered a pulled quadriceps during Week 5, according to head coach Lovie Smith, and could miss significant time with the injury.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (quad) is listed as day-to-day with a quad contusion.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (knee) is expected to return to the lineup Week 7.

FS | Bryan Scott | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints FS Bryan Scott (hamstring) is questionable for the team's Week 6 game.

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