NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on October 20, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Michael Vick | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is probable for the Week 7 game.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper (knee) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and may not be able to serve as the team's No. 3 quarterback in Week 7. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report. If he is unable to play, WR Marcus Vick may serve as the team's emergency quarterback.

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. 20, and is listed as probable for Week 7. Pennington is expected to play.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to play in Week 7.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Byron Leftwich (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he will be a game-time decision this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

QB | Chris Simms | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Chris Simms (spleen) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is out for Week 7. The team will not decide what to do with Simms until more is known about the status of QB Luke McCown (knee).

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars backup QB David Garrard would make his first start of the 2006 season during Week 7 if QB Byron Leftwich (ankle) is unable to play.

QB | Aaron Brooks | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders QB Aaron Brooks (pectoral) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 19 and is out for the Week 7 game.

QB | J.P. Losman | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports despite a couple of difficult weeks, head coach Dick Jauron believes quarterback J.P. Losman is still progressing. "I do believe J.P. is progressing," Jauron said. "That doesn't mean I think he's played all good games. I don't. I know he thinks he hasn't played all good games. But I do think the bad things that have happened to him he's learning from and he's going to get better. He's getting better. And it matters to him and means a lot to him. I think he's going to be a good quarterback. It's just going to take a little time. I don't know how much time. Hopefully it happens this weekend." Over the past two weeks Losman has been sacked eight times and committed five turnovers, including four touchdowns, versus only three touchdown passes.

QB | Trent Green | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Trent Green (concussion) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 19 and is out for the Week 7 game.

QB | Anthony Wright | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Anthony Wright (appendix) is out for the Week 7 game.


Running Back

RB | Marcel Shipp | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Arizona Cardinals RB Marcel Shipp (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Justin Fargas | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders RB Justin Fargas (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

RB | ReShard Lee | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders RB ReShard Lee (neck) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders RB LaMont Jordan (back) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Chris Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Chris Perry (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he will play this week. Perry is expected to get some third-down activity this week, and he could be split out wide as a receiver a few times. He was also kept on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform list for longer than was needed, so he should be close to full health this week.

RB | Dominic Rhodes | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (foot) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and will not play in Week 7. He is listed as out on the team's injury report.

RB | Ahman Green | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to start in Week 7. Green was upgraded to probable on the club's injury report.

RB | Cedric Houston | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Cedric Houston (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 7. Houston is not likely to play.

RB | Michael Bennett | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Michael Bennett (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to play in Week 7.

RB | Kevin Faulk | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots RB Kevin Faulk (ankle) didn't finish practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is now listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

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. 20, and is listed as probable for Week 7. Barlow is expected to play.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and has been downgraded to questionable for Week 7. The team expects Westbrook to play this week.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and will not play in Week 7. Williams is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report. The team has no timetable for his return.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Reno Mahe | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles RB Reno Mahe (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to play in Week 7.

RB | Curtis Martin | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Curtis Martin (knee) remains hopeful he can return to action. "'Definitely' is not a word I'm going to use," Martin said when assessing his possible return. "'Hopefully' is the word I'll use." Martin could begin practicing with the team Nov. 6.

RB | Samkon Gado | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Megan Manfull, John McClain and Jerome Solomon, all of the Houston Chronicle, report Houston Texans RB Ron Dayne will likely not be activated this week as he has been practicing mainly with the scout team. "We're going to keep searching and keep looking," coach Gary Kubiak said. "You can't do that when you play three guys. We have not run the ball well. Samkon had just four or five carries last week. I've got to play him. I've got to see what he can do. And Wali deserves an opportunity to come in and play. So we're going to give them a chance." Running backs Wali Lundy and Samkon Gado are expected to get most of the carries at running back.

RB | Travis Henry | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Teresa M. Walker, of TitansOnline.com, reports Tennessee Titans RB Travis Henry has rushed for 383 yards on 81 carries so far this season, which is more than he has had in his past two seasons. "It's good because it's like really a rebirth for me. I feel like I had a two-year period when I was off, then coming back stronger. And me being a six-year vet just knowing a lot more about the game and what to expect and what not to expect, that pays off a whole lot," said Henry. Over the past two weeks, Henry has rushed for 100 yards each week, becoming the first Titans running back to do so since September 2004.

RB | Tiki Barber | New York Giants | Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs will likely take over for RB Tiki Barber, who has expressed his desire to retire after the 2006 season. Jacobs does not want to see his mentor go and said, "I'm trying to get him back for one more. I'm trying to do the same thing that they're trying to do upstairs, basically, trying to get him back for one more. But if he does decide to walk away from the game, I know what I've got to do. The job is mine to lose. I know I've got to step up and be an every-down guy. I know I can do that. I've been learning for the last two years from him to get ready for this moment. This single moment right here when he's talking about leaving."

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones (hip) is probable for the Week 7 game. He did miss a portion of team practice Wednesday, Oct. 18.

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 | 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."


Fullback

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) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

FB | Mike Sellers | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins FB Mike Sellers (elbow) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

FB | Kyle Johnson | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports FB Kyle Johnson (ankle) particpated in some activities during practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he will be a game-time decision this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FB | Cory Schlesinger | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions FB Cory Schlesinger (hamstring) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and will be a game-time decision for Week 7.

FB | Lousaka Polite | Free Agent Players | Transaction
Matt Mosley, of the Dallas Morning News, reports the Dallas Cowboys have waived FB Lousaka Polite.

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.


Wide Receiver

WR | Sinorice Moss | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants WR Sinorice Moss (quadriceps) is running and working with the scout team, but he will not play in the Week 7 game. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

WR | Amani Toomer | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Amani Toomer (calf) practiced Friday, Oct. 20 and will be able to play Week 7. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he will not play this week.

WR | Chad Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he will play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Wes Welker | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Wes Welker (calf) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and should play in Week 7. 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) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and should play in Week 7. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he is not expected to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (illness) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and will not play in Week 7. He is listed as out on the team's injury report.

WR | Dennis Northcutt | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Dennis Northcutt (ribs) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he will not play this week. WR Joe Jurevicius will now start in his place this week, and WR Josh Cribbs will become the new No. 3 wide receiver. Cribbs will also be returning punts this week.

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 in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 7. Coles is expected to start.

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 in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

WR | David Patten | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR David Patten (thigh) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson (groin) missed portions of practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he will not play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Matt Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Matt Jones (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he was downgraded from doubtful to out for Week 7.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and will be a game-time decision for Week 7.

WR | Reggie Williams | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Reggie Williams (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (quadriceps) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to play in Week 7.

WR | Robert Ferguson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers WR Robert Ferguson (foot) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and will not play in Week 7.

WR | Roscoe Parrish | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Roscoe Parrish (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

WR | Tab Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
The Cincinnati Bengals placed WR Tab Perry (hip) on Injured Reserve Friday, Oct. 20.

WR | David Givens | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans WR David Givens (thumb) is expected to return for the team's Week 8 game.

WR | Chris Henry | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, citing the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chris Henry has had his DUI trial date moved to Nov. 27. If Henry pleads or is found guilty, he will face a four-game suspension under the National Football League's substance abuse policy.

WR | Troy Brown | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Kyle Psaty, of Patriots.com, reports New England Patriots WR Troy Brown is only six catches from breaking WR Stanley Morgan's Patriots record for career receptions by a wide receiver.

WR | Brandon Jones | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Brandon Jones (sternum) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 19. The team has a Bye in Week 7.

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

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 | Kellen Winslow Jr. | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow Jr. (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

TE | Daniel Graham | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots TE Daniel Graham (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and could miss Week 7 due to an ankle injury.

TE | Jeb Putzier | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans TE Jeb Putzier (foot) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to play in Week 7.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to play in Week 7.

TE | Anthony Becht | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers Anthony Becht (foot) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is a game-time decision for Week 7. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report. Becht is still expected to play.

TE | Dan Campbell | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions TE Dan Campbell (ribs) practiced Thursday, Oct. 19. He is not listed on the team's injury report for Week 7.

TE | Ernie Conwell | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
NewOrleansSaints.com reports New Orleans Saints TE Ernie Conwell (knee) was scheduled to undergo a scope on his injured knee Wednesday, Oct. 18, according to head coach Sean Payton. "My understanding is it's a medial meniscus tear. Something that will sideline him hopefully for a short period of time," Payton said. "I can't give you a time frame other than a couple of weeks to possibly maybe a little bit longer than that. I think we'll know more after the scope is done (Wednesday) by (Dr.) Steadman."


Place Kicker

PK | Adam Vinatieri | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri (groin) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

PK | Shaun Suisham | Free Agent Players | Transaction
Dallas Cowboys PK Shaun Suisham has been released from the team's practice squad.


Defensive Line

DL | Rod Coleman | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons DL Rod Coleman (toe) missed parts of practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he is listed as questionable for the team's Week 7 game.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (groin) missed parts of practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he is listed as questionable for the team's Week 7 game.

DL | Patrick Kerney | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons DL Patrick Kerney (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is probable for the Week 7 game.

DL | Grady Jackson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons DL Grady Jackson (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is probable for the Week 7 game.

DL | Kendrick Clancy | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Arizona Cardinals DL Kendrick Clancy (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he will not play this week.

DL | Lance Johnstone | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders DL Lance Johnstone (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | Sam Adams | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Sam Adams (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he will play this week. 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. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DL Robert Mathis (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. 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. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Kevin Carter | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins DL Kevin Carter (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and should play in Week 7. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DL Dwight Freeney (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | David Bowens | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins DL David Bowens (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and should play in Week 7. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Joe Tafoya | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Joe Tafoya (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and should play in Week 7. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

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. 20, and he will be a game-time decision this week. He is listed as questionable 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. 20, and he will be a game-time decision this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

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. 20, and is listed as probable for Week 7. Von Oelhoffen is expected to play.

DL | Jason Babin | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans DL Jason Babin (back) practiced on a limited basis Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to play in Week 7.

DL | Antwan Peek | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans DL Antwan Peek (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to play in Week 7.

DL | Marcellus Wiley | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Marcellus Wiley (groin) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, although it is unsure if he will play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Darren Howard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles DE Darren Howard (groin) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 20, but he is expected to play in Week 7. Howard is listed as questionable this week.

DL | Al Wallace | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers DL Al Wallace (forearm) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, but still might play in Week 7. Wallace is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers DT Cullen Jenkins (ankle) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and has been downgraded to out 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) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is a game-time decision for Week 7. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report. Rice is expected to play.

DL | Marcus Stroud | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Marcus Stroud (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20, and has been downgraded to out for Week 7.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions DL Shaun Rogers (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in Houston and is not expected to miss any time. Rogers is currently serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

DL | Igor Olshansky | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers DL Igor Olshansky (knee) is out for three-to-four weeks and will be replaced by DL Jacques Cesaire.

DL | Seth Payne | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans DT Anthony Maddox will assume the role of injured DT Seth Payne (knee) heading into Week 7. Payne is sidelined for the season with a knee injury.

DL | Anthony McFarland | Indianapolis Colts | 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.


Linebacker

LB | Carlos Emmons | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 20 but will not play in the Week 7 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | James Darling | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Arizona Cardinals LB James Darling (calf) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Grant Irons | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders LB Grant Irons (back) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and the team might have to place him on the injured reserve.

LB | Sam Williams | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders LB Sam Williams (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

LB | Rashad Jeanty | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports LB Rashad Jeanty (foot) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he will not play this week.

LB | Brian Simmons | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports LB Brian Simmons (neck) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and there is a good chance he will play this week. Simmons is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | D.D. Lewis | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB D.D. Lewis (toe) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is not expected to play in Week 7. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Marcus Washington | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (hip) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

LB | Lemar Marshall | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Lemar Marshall (ankle) missed part of practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he will be a game-time decision this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

LB | Alex Lewis | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Alex Lewis (knee) practiced on a limited basis Friday, Oct. 20, and his status is uncertain for Week 7. Lewis is listed as questionable this week.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20, and will not play in Week 7.

LB | Joey Porter | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Joey Porter (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20, and will not play in Week 7.

LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (ribs) returned to practice Friday, Oct. 20, but his status is uncertain for Week 7. Davis is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Shelton Quarles | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Shelton Quarles (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is a game-time decision for Week 7. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report. Quarles is expected to play.

LB | Ben Leber | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings LB Ben Leber (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to play in Week 7.

LB | Shantee Orr | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans LB Shantee Orr (hip) practiced Thursday, Oct. 19, and he should be available for the Week 7 game.

LB | Edgerton Hartwell | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons LB Edgerton Hartwell (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 18 and took his starting spot at middle linebacker. His return will push LB Keith Brooking back to weakside linebacker and LB Demorrio Williams will return to a reserve role.

LB | Teddy Lehman | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Teddy Lehman (foot) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 18 for the first time this season. He is eligible to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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 | 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).


Cornerback

CB | Fabian Washington | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders CB Fabian Washington (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week, although he might not start. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Marlin Jackson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Marlin Jackson (calf) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play as the team's nickelback this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Travis Daniels | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins CB Travis Daniels (knee) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is not expected to play in Week 7. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report. If he is unable to play, CB Andre' Goodman would start in his place.

CB | Leigh Bodden | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Leigh Bodden (ankle) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he is back in a protective boot. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report, and it is unlikely he will play this week.

CB | Gary Baxter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (pectoral) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he should play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report. If he does play, he is expected to line up against Denver Broncos WR Javon Walker.

CB | Carlos Rogers | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Carlos Rogers (thumb) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he is out for Week 7.

CB | Shawn Springs | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (groin) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and will be a game-time decision for Week 7. Woodson should be able to play this week.

CB | Ike Taylor | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor (quadriceps) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to play in Week 7.

CB | Deshea Townsend | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Deshea Townsend (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to play in Week 7. However, CB Bryant McFadden will likely start in his place this week.

CB | Ellis Hobbs | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs (wrist) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and could miss Week 7 due to a wrist injury.

CB | Demarcus Faggins | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans CB Demarcus Faggins (foot) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to play in Week 7. Faggins will assume the nickel back role this week.

CB | Roderick Hood | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles CB Roderick Hood (heel) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20, and will not play in Week 7.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (hand) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to play in Week 7.

CB | Brian Kelly | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (foot) missed practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is a game-time decision for Week 7. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report. Kelly is not expected to play.

CB | Juran Bolden | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Juran Bolden (hip) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is a game-time decision for Week 7. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report. Bolden is expected to play.

CB | Reggie Howard | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
Carolina Panthers CB Reggie Howard (personal) has left the team due to personal reasons, head coach John Fox said. With Howard gone, the club will likely sign another cornerback to their roster.


Strong Safety

SS | Gibril Wilson | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants SS Gibril Wilson (toe) practiced Friday, Oct. 20 and will be a game-time decision for the Week 7 game. Head coach Tom Coughlin said he practiced with two different shoes on his right foot. One was bigger and more open with the toe that had the nail torn off. 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) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20, and will not play in Week 7.

SS | Glenn Earl | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans S Glenn Earl (neck) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to play in Week 7.

SS | Donovin Darius | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars SS Donovin Darius (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and he is expected to play this week. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

SS | Shaun Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers SS Shaun Williams (foot) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and should be available for Week 7. It is uncertain whether or not he will play. Williams is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

SS | Mike Brown | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears S Chris Harris (quadriceps) is expected to miss at least two more games due to a quadriceps injury. When Harris returns, he could challenge S Todd Johnson, who is replacing S Mike Brown (foot) as the club's starting strong safety.


Free Safety

FS | Dexter Jackson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports FS Dexter Jackson (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20. He was out on the field in uniform during practice, which is a good sign he won't play. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he is not expected to play this week. 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 FS Brian Russell (ankle) missed parts of practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he thinks he will be able to play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report and will be a game-time decision.

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. 20, and is listed as probable for Week 7. Rhodes is expected to play.

FS | Bhawoh Jue | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers FS Bhawoh Jue (knee) missed portions of practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he will not play this week. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FS | Eugene Wilson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots S Eugene Wilson (hamstring) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and might play in Week 7. Wilson is listed as questionable this week.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles S Brian Dawkins (wrist) practiced Friday, Oct. 20, and is expected to play in Week 7.

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