NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on October 18, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Trent Green | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Trent Green (concussion) will not play in Week 7.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is doubtful for Week 7.

QB | Luke McCown | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Katherine Smith, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Luke McCown (knee) will practice Wednesday, Oct. 18 after serving six weeks on the Physically Unable to Perform list. The Buccaneers will have 21 days to evaluate his progress.


Running Back

RB | Michael Bennett | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports the status of Kansas City Chiefs RB Michael Bennett (hamstring) is uncertain for Week 7 due to a hamstring injury.

RB | Ahman Green | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is questionable for Week 7.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Injury News
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs (neck) suffered a pinched nerve in his neck during Week 6, but he is not expected to miss any significant practice time heading into Week 7.

RB | Chris Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Chris Perry (knee, ankle) was removed from the team's physically unable to perform list and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable for the team's Week 7 game.

RB | Lee Suggs | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos worked out free agent RB Lee Suggs (Browns) Tuesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Carlos Monarrez, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones (hip) suffered a hip pointer during Week 6 and is listed as day-to-day heading into Week 7.

RB | Willie Parker | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker is on pace to carry the football 339 times this season, 84 more than last season, which would be a 33 percent workload increase. "Willie's doing a great job," QB Ben Roethlisberger said. "A lot of people thought he wouldn't be able to do it because he's not the biggest guy, but Willie's just a little ball of muscle - when he gets in there, he can really get a push."

RB | Justin Fargas | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders RB Justin Fargas (shoulder) remains hopeful for the team's Week 7 game after an MRI revealed less damage than initially thought. "Yeah, I'm not ruling it out,'' Fargas said. "I'm going to treat it and rehab it. If I'm able to go, I'll go.''

RB | Curtis Martin | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Curtis Martin (knee) could begin practicing with the team Oct. 29, after the Week 8 game against the Cleveland Browns. Martin has been on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list all year and the team will have a three-week window to place him on their active list. Head coach Eric Mangini said, "We're going to just see how it goes. I've felt good about his progress and his approach throughout the whole thing. You just can't ask for a better approach and a better person. He's been great and working really hard at it."


Fullback

FB | William Henderson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers FB William Henderson (calf) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is questionable for Week 7.

FB | Ronnie Cruz | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
The Kansas City Chiefs announced Wednesday, Oct. 18, they have placed FB Ronnie Cruz (knee) on Injured Reserve.

FB | Madison Hedgecock | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams FB Madison Hedgecock (thumb) underwent surgery Tuesday, Oct. 17, to repair a thumb injury and could be ready to play in Week 8. The team has a Bye in Week 7.

FB | Dan Kreider | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers FB Dan Kreider (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 7 due to an ankle injury.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dennis Northcutt | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Dennis Northcutt (ribs) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is questionable for Week 7.

WR | Marty Booker | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins WR Marty Booker (chest) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

WR | Wes Welker | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins WR Wes Welker (calf) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is questionable for Week 7.

WR | Robert Ferguson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers WR Robert Ferguson (foot) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and will not play in Week 7.

WR | Maurice Stovall | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Maurice Stovall (back) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

WR | Sinorice Moss | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants WR Sinorice Moss (quadriceps) is making progress from his quadriceps injury, but is still not close to returning to the field. Moss will not play in Week 7.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said in a press conference Wednesday, Oct. 18, WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) will get some limited work in practice Wednesday after missing time with a strained hamstring.

WR | Roscoe Parrish | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills WR Roscoe Parrish (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

WR | Roydell Williams | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Roydell Williams (finger) had surgery to have a pin placed in his broken finger and could miss up to three weeks.

WR | Marcus Vick | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins promoted WR Marcus Vick from the team's practice squad to the 53-man roster Tuesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Chad Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson admitted the Bengals offense has been struggling the past two games, despite Johnson having his best week of the season in Week 6 with 99 receiving yards, and a season-high 51-yard catch. "I was shocked. How can you have two weeks off to get it right, and come out and play that flat?" asked Johnson. "Our defense held them to 14 points. At some point we need to show up in that game and relieve them, and we didn't do it."

WR | Drew Bennett | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Drew Bennett (ankle) practiced Tuesday, Oct. 17.

WR | David Givens | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR David Givens (thumb) missed practice Tuesday, Oct. 17, but could return to practice during the week leading up to Week 8.

WR | Brandon Jones | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Brandon Jones (sternum) practiced Tuesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Scottie Vines | Free Agent Players | Transaction
The Detroit Lions announced they have waived WR Scottie Vines from their PUP list.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) will unlikely be able to play in Week 7, according to head coach Dennis Green.

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Darrin Beene, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (thyroid) is unlikely to play in Week 7 due to a thyroid condition. Engram is responding to medication, but still feels weak. The club is hoping Engram can return to play in Week 8.

WR | David Patten | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Howard Bryant, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins WR David Patten (thigh) will begin practicing on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 18. Patten is nursing a thigh injury.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley (knee) will not play in the team's Week 7 game.

WR | Javon Walker | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Javon Walker wants to have a bigger role offensively and feels he is not getting the ball enough. "I'll just say it: Give me the ball, I want the ball," Walker said. "I don't think I've been as big a part of the offense as I can be. But I'm just part of it. This isn't complaining or saying I'm unhappy."


Tight End

TE | Jeb Putzier | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans TE Jeb Putzier (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and his status will be determined later this week heading into Week 7.

TE | Kellen Winslow Jr. | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow Jr. (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is questionable for Week 7. Winslow is expected to play this week.

TE | Anthony Becht | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Anthony Becht (foot) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, but should play in Week 7. Becht is listed as questionable this week.

TE | Jerramy Stevens | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Jerramy Stevens (knee) is expected to play Week 7, but it will depend on how his knee feels.

TE | Daniel Graham | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots TE Daniel Graham (ankle) said his ankle feels better after taking a week off to rest it.

TE | Randy McMichael | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins TE Randy McMichael (ribs) did not re-aggravate his injury Sunday, Oct. 15 and should start the Week 7 game.


Place Kicker

PK | Adam Vinatieri | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri (groin) says he expects to kick in the team's Week 7 game.


Offensive Guard

OG | Nick Leckey | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals C Nick Leckey will remain as the club's starting center heading into Week 7.

OG | Milford Brown | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals OG Milford Brown (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and will not play in Week 7.

OG | Zach Wiegert | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans OG Zach Wiegert (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and his status will be determined later this week heading into Week 7.

OG | Tutan Reyes | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills OG Tutan Reyes (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

OG | Adam Snyder | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan has become frustrated with OL Jonas Jennings (wrist) due to his nagging injuries that are keeping him off the field. Nolan has said OL Adam Snyder is competing for playing time at both starting tackle positions, including the one currently held by Jennings. "I've got to get the best guys on the field," Nolan said. "I think competition makes you better."

OG | Matt Lehr | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons OG Tyson Clabo is expected to replace OG Matt Lehr, who has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's steroid policy, in the starting lineup heading into Week 7.

OG | Kendall Simmons | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers OG Kendall Simmons (foot) suffered a freeze burn on his foot when he fell asleep last week with an ice pack on it. Head coach Bill Cowher said the foot injury is healed, but they are closely monitoring the burn because the skin needs to grow back and there is a higher risk of infection because of Simmons' diabetes. Simmons is listed as questionable for Week 7.

OG | Derrick Dockery | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Howard Bryant, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins OG Derrick Dockery (hip) suffered a strained hip flexor during Week 6. Dockery's status for Week 7 has yet to be determined.


Offensive Tackle

OT | William Thomas | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said in a press conference Wednesday, Oct. 18, OL William Thomas (back) will not practice Wednesday due to back spasms.

OT | Jonas Jennings | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan has become frustrated with OL Jonas Jennings (wrist) due to his nagging injuries that are keeping him off the field. Nolan has said OL Adam Snyder is competing for playing time at both starting tackle positions, including the one currently held by Jennings. "I've got to get the best guys on the field," Nolan said. "I think competition makes you better."

OT | Kyle Turley | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs OT Kyle Turley (back) could return to the lineup Week 7.

OT | Roman Oben | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers OT Roman Oben (foot) is not expected to return to practice for another few weeks.


Offensive Line

OL | Eric Winston | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans OT Eric Winston (finger) should be available to play in Week 7.


Defensive Line

DL | Kendrick Clancy | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals DT Kendrick Clancy (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and will not play in Week 7.

DL | Kevin Carter | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins DE Kevin Carter (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is questionable for Week 7.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers DT Cullen Jenkins (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is doubtful for Week 7.

DL | Simeon Rice | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Simeon Rice (shoulder) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, but should play in Week 7. Rice is listed as questionable this week.

DL | Al Wallace | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers DE Al Wallace (arm) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable for the team's Week 7 game.

DL | Brian Howard | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks had free agent DT Brian Howard (Rams) work out for the team Tuesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Ellis Wyms | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Rick Stroud and Stephen F. Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times, report Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Bruce Allen said DL Ellis Wyms will assume the starting defensive tackle position vacated by former DT Anthony McFarland, who was traded to the Indianapolis Colts, heading into Week 7.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions DE Cory Redding is expected to start at defensive tackle due to DT Shaun Rogers (suspension) and DT Shaun Cody (toe) sidelined.

DL | Cory Redding | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions DE Cory Redding is expected to start at defensive tackle due to DT Shaun Rogers (suspension) and DT Shaun Cody (toe) sidelined.

DL | Lional Dalton | Houston Texans | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Associated Press reports the Houston Texans have signed free agent DT Lional Dalton (Chiefs). Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

DL | Travis LaBoy | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DE Travis LaBoy (back, elbow) missed practice Tuesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Joe Salave'a | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins DT Joe Salave'a (calf) is expected to be available to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 18 despite a calf injury. Salave'a's status for Week 7 has yet to be determined.

DL | Cornelius Griffin | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins DT Cornelius Griffin (hip) is expected to be available to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 18 despite a hip injury. Griffin's status for Week 7 has yet to be determined.

DL | Rod Coleman | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons DL Rod Coleman (toe) underwent a bone scan Monday, Oct. 16 after leaving the Week 6 game with a toe injury. DL Jonathan Babineaux would likely start in Coleman's place if he is unable to play in the Week 7 game.

DL | Patrick Kerney | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons DL Patrick Kerney (hamstring) insists he will be ready for the Week 7 game.


Linebacker

LB | Karlos Dansby | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals OLB Karlos Dansby is now the team's starting strong side linebacker heading into Week 7.

LB | James Darling | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals LB James Darling (calf) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is questionable for Week 7. Darling should play this week.

LB | Ben Taylor | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers LB Ben Taylor (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is doubtful for Week 7.

LB | Shelton Quarles | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Shelton Quarles (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

LB | Carlos Emmons | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral) is expected to participate in contact drills during practice this week and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

LB | Ben Leber | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings LB Ben Leber (knee) is probable for Week 7.

LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (ribs) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable for the team's Week 7 game.

LB | Joey Porter | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Chad Brown will likely play a more active role in Week 7 due to injuries to LBs Joey Porter (hamstring) and James Harrison (ankle).

LB | Chad Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Chad Brown will likely play a more active role in Week 7 due to injuries to LBs Joey Porter (hamstring) and James Harrison (ankle).

LB | Teddy Lehman | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Carlos Monarrez, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Teddy Lehman (foot) has been taken off the PUP list and will practice this week leading up to Week 7. "It's been a year, so I'm probably going to be a little rusty," said Lehman, who was sidelined with a foot injury. "But hopefully it all comes back."

LB | Edgerton Hartwell | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons LB Edgerton Hartwell (knee) said Monday, Oct. 16 he is tired of watching games and is ready to resume playing after missing the first five games to recover from arthroscopic surgery on his knees.


Cornerback

CB | Benny Sapp | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs CB Benny Sapp (knee) will not play in Week 7.

CB | Demarcus Faggins | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans CB Demarcus Faggins (foot) will play in Week 7 despite a foot injury.

CB | Gary Baxter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (pectoral) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is questionable for Week 7. Baxter expects to play this week.

CB | Leigh Bodden | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Leigh Bodden (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is questionable for Week 7. Bodden said he expects to play this week.

CB | Michael Lehan | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins CB Michael Lehan (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

CB | Travis Daniels | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins CB Travis Daniels (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is questionable for Week 7.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is questionable for Week 7.

CB | Juran Bolden | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Juran Bolden (hip) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, but should play in Week 7 despite a hip injury.

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. 18, and is hopeful to play in Week 7. Kelly is listed as doubtful this week.

CB | Roderick Hood | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said in a press conference Wednesday, Oct. 18, CB Roderick Hood (heel) will miss practice Wednesday.

CB | Carlos Rogers | Washington Redskins | Injury News
ESPNews reports Washington Redskins CB Carlos Rogers (thumb) will not play in the team's Week 7 game.

CB | Ricky Manning Jr. | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears S Cameron Worrell could see his role expand if S Mike Brown (foot) and CB Ricky Manning Jr. (hamstring) miss any games due to their respective injuries. Manning Jr. could also miss time as he is facing a potential suspension from the league due to felony assault charges earlier this year.

CB | Phillip Buchanon | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agency News
Buccaneers.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free agent CB Phillip Buchanon (Texans). Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

CB | Reynaldo Hill | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans CB Reynaldo Hill (undisclosed) was held out of practice Tuesday, Oct. 17, due to undisclosed reasons.

CB | Deshea Townsend | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Deshea Townsend (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 7 due to a hamstring injury.

CB | Shawn Springs | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (groin) played in his first game of the season Week 6 and came out of the game in good shape.


Safety

S | Derrick Strait | Free Agent Players | Transaction
Buccaneers.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released S Derrick Strait.

S | Brandon McGowan | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears S Brandon McGowan (knee) is expected to begin practicing next week. McGowan had been placed on the team's PUP list due to a knee injury. The club has a Bye in Week 7.


Strong Safety

SS | Keith Davis | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys S Keith Davis (leg) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 18 and is listed as probable for the Week 7 game. S Marcus Coleman would see time if Davis is unable to play.

SS | Glenn Earl | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans S Glenn Earl (neck) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 18, and will likely play in Week 7.

SS | Gibril Wilson | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants S Gibril Wilson (toe) could attempt to practice Thursday, Oct. 19, despite having his right big toenail removed completely during practice last week. Head coach Tom Coughlin is not optimistic that the swelling and pain has sufficiently subsided for Wilson to practice. If Wilson were unable to play in Week 7, S Jason Bell would take his place.

SS | Matt Bowen | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills SS Matt Bowen (shin) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is questionable for Week 7.

SS | Mike Brown | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears SS Mike Brown (foot) had surgery on his right foot Wednesday, Oct. 18. A timetable for Brown's return is unknown at this point.

SS | Shaun Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers SS Shaun Williams (foot) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.


Free Safety

FS | Brian Russell | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns S Brian Russell (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is questionable for Week 7.

FS | Cameron Worrell | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears S Cameron Worrell could see his role expand if S Mike Brown (foot) and CB Ricky Manning Jr. (hamstring) miss any games due to their respective injuries. Manning Jr. could also miss time as he is facing a potential suspension from the league due to felony assault charges earlier this year.

FS | Todd Johnson | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears S Todd Johnson could assume the starting strong safety role if S Mike Brown (foot) were to be sidelined with a foot injury suffered during Week 6. The Bears have a Bye in Week 7.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Keith Rowen | Arizona Cardinals | Breaking News
Mike Jurecki, of XTRA 910 Sports Radio in Phoenix, reports the Arizona Cardinals have demoted offensive coordinator Keith Rowen to an undisclosed position. Quarterbacks coach Mike Kruczek has been promoted to the position and will handle the play-calling duties heading into Week 7.

OC | Jim Fassel | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
WNST 1570 SportsTalk of Baltimore reports the Baltimore Ravens have released Jim Fassel as the team's offensive coordinator. The Ravens will hold a 12:00 p.m. EST press conference to make the announcement.

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