NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on October 14, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and will not play. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (calf) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and should play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

QB | Trent Green | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Trent Green (head) missed practice Friday, Oct. 13, and will not play in Week 6.

QB | Joey Harrington | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper (knee) is undergoing extensive rehabilitation on his injured knee and will serve as the club's third-string quarterback for at least the next two games. QB Joey Harrington has already been named the starter for Week 6.

QB | Chris Simms | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Stephen F. Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Chris Simms (spleen) has targeted Thanksgiving this year as a return date after being hospitalized to have his spleen removed earlier this season. "It's going to be a few more weeks before I can start doing real light workouts," Simms said. "Then from there, it's, 'Okay, I can work out. Now I can start throwing lightly.' I'll, of course, need a little time to get back into shape. And then the final thing is going to be can I take a hit again? Right now, I have a big scar going down the middle of my chest."

QB | Aaron Brooks | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders QB Aaron Brooks (pectoral) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 11 and is out for Week 6.


Running Back

RB | LenDale White | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB LenDale White (stomach) missed practice Friday, Oct. 13 and will likely be a game-time decision for the Week 6 game. He is making the trip with the team and is listed as questionable for the game. He probably will not go due to the amount of running backs the team has.

RB | Cedric Houston | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Cedric Houston (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and is unlikely to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

RB | Leon Washington | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Leon Washington (hip) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and should play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Kevan Barlow | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow (calf) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and should play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, but the team did not want to risk having Westbrook's knee swell due to practicing on the indoor turf. Westbrook is listed as questionable for Week 6.

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 Friday, Oct. 13, and will not play in Week 6.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson (neck) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is expected to play in Week 6.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and is out for Week 6.

RB | Nick Goings | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers RB Nick Goings (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and should play in Week 6. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Shawn Bryson | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions RB Shawn Bryson (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is expected to play in Week 6.

RB | Chris Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Chris Perry (ankle) says he will be ready to play in his first game off the Physically Unable to Perform list Week 7. "Yeah, I think I'm ready, but they have to think I'm ready and if they do I'll do the best I can," Perry said.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (leg) missed the team's final Bye Week practice Thursday, Oct. 12.

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (foot) will not play in Week 6.

RB | Curtis Martin | New York Jets | Injury News
Dave Hutchinson, of the Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets RB Curtis Martin (knee) will attempt a return to practice next week, when he is eligible to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list.

RB | Mike Anderson | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Mike Anderson and RB Musa Smith could see more time in the backfield Week 6, according to head coach Brian Billick.

RB | Priest Holmes | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Elizabeth Merrill, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herman Edwards plans to make a decision on the future of RB Priest Holmes within the next week as to whether the team will place Holmes on injured reserve or put him on the roster. "I haven't been around Priest a whole lot," Edwards said. "They say he's like Casper the Friendly Ghost. You'll never find him or see him. That's just kind of his way. I just know that we'll have another conversation in another week to figure out which way we're going."


Fullback

FB | Zack Crockett | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders FB Zack Crockett (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

FB | B.J. Askew | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets FB B.J. Askew (foot) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FB | Brad Hoover | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers FB Brad Hoover (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and should play in Week 6. He was upgraded to probable on the team's injury report.


Wide Receiver

WR | Drew Bennett | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Drew Bennett (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 13 and is expected to play Week 6. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Marty Booker | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Marty Booker (chest) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and is unlikely to play. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

WR | Mark Bradley | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears WR Mark Bradley (ankle) missed practice Friday, Oct. 13, and is questionable for Week 6.

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (illness) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and he has been declared out for Week 6.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch will start in place of WR Nate Burleson in Week 6.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (calf) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, although he should be fine to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Tim Dwight | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Tim Dwight (thigh) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Brad Smith | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Brad Smith (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and should play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and is not expected to play in Week 6. Stallworth is listed as doubtful this week.

WR | Dante' Hall | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Dante' Hall (hip) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Tab Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Tab Perry (hip) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and will not play Week 6.

WR | Mark Clayton | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton (neck) was added to the Week 6 injury report as questionable due to a neck injury. Clayton was wearing a protective neck wrap made of foam during practice Friday, Oct. 13, and will be a game-time decision this week. If Clayton were unable to play, WR Demetrius Williams would make his first career NFL start.

WR | Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is expected to play in Week 6.

WR | Roy Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Roy Williams (back) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is expected to start in Week 6.

WR | David Patten | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR David Patten (thigh) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and has been downgraded to questionable for Week 6.

WR | Matt Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Matt Jones (groin) missed the team's final Bye Week practice Thursday, Oct. 12.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 12 and will not play Week 6. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

WR | David Givens | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR David Givens (thumb) is out for the Week 6 game.


Tight End

TE | Randy McMichael | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins TE Randy McMichael (ribs) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is expected to play. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

TE | Desmond Clark | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark (foot) was removed from the team's injury report and will play in Week 6.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (foot) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is expected to start. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and has been upgraded to probable for Week 6. He is expected to play this week.

TE | Erron Kinney | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
ESPNews reports Tennessee Titans TE Erron Kinney (knee) will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury.

TE | Jerramy Stevens | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Jerramy Stevens (knee) could play 30 snaps during Week 6, but head coach Mike Holmgren wants to see Stevens practice a full week before declaring his playing status.


Place Kicker

PK | Mike Vanderjagt | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Fantasy
ESPNews reports Dallas Cowboys PK Shaun Suisham has been released from the team. PK Mike Vanderjagt will handle all of the team's kicking duties.

PK | Nick Novak | Washington Redskins | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Howard Bryant, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins signed PK Nick Novak to a three-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

PK | John Hall | Washington Redskins | Injury News
ESPNews reports the Washington Redskins have placed PK John Hall (thigh/groin) on Injured Reserve, officially ending his 2006 season.


Defensive Line

DL | Lance Johnstone | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders DL Lance Johnstone (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is expected to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Adewale Ogunleye | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears DE Adewale Ogunleye (hamstring) missed practice Friday, Oct. 13, and is questionable for Week 6.

DL | Kimo von Oelhoffen | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Kimo von Oelhoffen (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and should play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham (groin) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is expected to play in Week 6.

DL | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DL Terrell Suggs (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and has been upgraded to probable for Week 6. He is expected to play this week.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DL Haloti Ngata (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and has been upgraded to probable for Week 6. He is expected to play this week.

DL | Sam Adams | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Sam Adams (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and remains probable for Week 6. Adams is expected to start the game.

DL | Robert Geathers | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Robert Geathers (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is listed as probable for the team's Week 6 game.

DL | Shaun Cody | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions DL Shaun Cody (toe) missed practice Friday, Oct. 13, and is out for Week 6.

DL | Simeon Rice | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Simeon Rice (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.

DL | Phillip Daniels | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Phillip Daniels (back) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is listed as probable for the team's Week 6 game.

DL | Cornelius Griffin | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Cornelius Griffin (hip) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and has been downgraded to questionable for the team's Week 6 game.

DL | Courtney Brown | Denver Broncos | Injury News
The Denver Broncos announced they have placed DE Courtney Brown (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his season.


Linebacker

LB | Grant Irons | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders LB Grant Irons (back) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and will not play in Week 6.

LB | Takeo Spikes | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and will be a game-time decision this week, with a 70 percent chance of playing. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Derek M. Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hip) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and will play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

LB | Carlos Emmons | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and has been downgraded to out on the injury report.

LB | Shawn Barber | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Shawn Barber (hip) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is expected to play in Week 6.

LB | Joey Porter | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Joey Porter (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and he will not play this week.

LB | Edgerton Hartwell | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons LB Edgerton Hartwell (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, but is not expected to play in Week 6.

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (concussion) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and is out for Week 6. The team is expected to place him on Injured Reserve.

LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (illness) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and should play in Week 6. He had been added to the team's injury report as probable.

LB | Ryan Nece | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Ryan Nece (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is listed as probable for Week 6.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (ankle) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 12 and will not play in Week 6 due to a high ankle sprain.

LB | Chad Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agency News
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent LB Chad Brown (Patriots). While contract details have yet to be disclosed, it is believed to be a one-year, $810,000 contract, prorated over the number of games in which he is on the roster. Brown was a member of the franchise from 1993-96.


Cornerback

CB | Fabian Washington | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders CB Fabian Washington (hamstring) missed practice Friday, Oct. 13, and will not play in Week 6.

CB | Nate Clements | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills CB Nate Clements (quadriceps) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 13, although he is expected to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Duane Starks | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders CB Duane Starks (illness) missed practice because he was sick Friday, Oct. 13, however, he is expected to be fine to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

CB | Walt Harris | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Walt Harris (left hamstring strain) is listed as questionable on the team's injury report, and he will be a game-time decision this week. If Harris doesn't go, CB Sammy Davis would start in his place.

CB | Travis Fisher | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
If St. Louis Rams CB Fakhir Brown (ankle) is not ready to go this week, Rams CB Travis Fisher (thigh) is expected to start at cornerback in Week 6 next to CB Tye Hill.

CB | Fakhir Brown | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams CB Fakhir Brown (ankle) missed practice Friday, Oct. 13, and probably will not play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Roderick Hood | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Roderick Hood (heel) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and is not expected to play in Week 6.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, but is listed as probable and is expected to play in Week 6.

CB | Deshea Townsend | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Deshea Townsend (hamstring) did some work on the side Friday, Oct. 13, and said he is fine to play this week, however, head coach Bill Cowher said he would remain a gameday decision. If Townsend is unable to play, CB Bryant McFadden will start in his place.

CB | Brian Kelly | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (foot) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.

CB | Shawn Springs | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (groin) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and will be a game-time decision for the team's Week 6 game.


Strong Safety

SS | Matt Bowen | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills SS Matt Bowen (shin) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and he will be out in Week 6.

SS | Shaun Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers SS Shaun Williams (foot) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, after practicing the past two days. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

SS | Kenoy Kennedy | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions S Kenoy Kennedy (foot) missed practice Friday, Oct. 13, and is out for Week 6.


Free Safety

FS | Kerry Rhodes | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets FS Kerry Rhodes (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and should play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

FS | John Lynch | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Denver Broncos S John Lynch (neck) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is expected to play in Week 6.

FS | Robert Griffith | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals S Robert Griffith (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is expected to play in Week 6.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles S Brian Dawkins (quadriceps) practiced Friday, Oct. 13, and is expected to play in Week 6.

FS | Dexter Jackson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals FS Dexter Jackson (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and has been downgraded to doubtful for Week 6.

FS | Chris Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears S Chris Harris (quadriceps) will not play in Week 6.

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