NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on October 26, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Aaron Brooks | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders QB Aaron Brooks (pectoral) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and will not play in the Week 8 game.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) is listed as questionable on the team's injury report for Week 8.

QB | Trent Green | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Trent Green (concussion) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 but will not play Week 8.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (calf) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

QB | Steve McNair | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Steve McNair (head) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and said he will start the Week 8 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for Week 8.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com, reports Jacksonville Jaguars QBs Byron Leftwich (ankle) and David Garrard will split time with the first team offense in practice Wednesday, Oct. 25. Leftwich is listed as questionable on the injury report and with head coach Jack Del Rio expressing regret about starting the injured Leftwich in Week 7, Garrard could get the nod for Week 8.

QB | Mark Brunell | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Jason La Canfora and Rich Campbell, both of the Washington Post, report Washington Redskins QB Mark Brunell (ribs) has a strained rib muscle and could miss practice Wednesday, Oct. 25.

QB | Andrew Walter | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders QB Andrew Walter (hamstring) has been cleared to start the team's Week 8 game.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo replaced QB Drew Bledsoe to start the second half of the Week 7 game. Romo threw three interceptions during the game and completed 14-of-25 passes for 227 yards. He threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to WR Terrell Owens and a 53-yard touchdown pass to WR Patrick Crayton in the fourth quarter of the game.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban said QB Daunte Culpepper (knee) was unable to practice last week because of swelling in his patella tendon. He is out indefinitely and appears unlikely to start the Week 9 game. The team is headed into their Bye Week (Oct. 29).

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
ESPNews reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren has said QB Matt Hasselbeck (knee) will miss three weeks due to his injured medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

QB | J.P. Losman | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Dick Jauron confirmed Monday, Oct. 23, QB J.P. Losman will remain as the team's starting quarterback despite struggling for the third consecutive game Week 7.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
John Nalbone, of the Trenton Times, reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb (hand) underwent X-rays on his left hand following the Eagles Week 7 loss, according to TV reports after the game. However, in the team report after the game, the Eagles didn't mention McNabb receiving any X-rays, although he did suffer from heat-related exhaustion during the game.


Running Back

RB | Ahman Green | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green (knee) took part in a limited amount of drills Wednesday, Oct. 25 but he should be ready for Week 8. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB LaMont Jordan (back) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

RB | Justin Fargas | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders RB Justin Fargas (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and should play in the Week 8 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Tatum Bell | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Tatum Bell (toe) is probable for the Week 8 game.

RB | Kevan Barlow | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow (calf) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

RB | Cedric Houston | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Cedric Houston (knee) did not participate in some team drills Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

RB | Deuce McAllister | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

RB | Kevin Faulk | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots RB Kevin Faulk (ankle) missed a portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for Week 8.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25, and is listed as questionable for Week 8.

RB | Wali Lundy | Houston Texans | Fantasy
HoustonTexans.com reports Houston Texans RB Wali Lundy has been nominated for the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award for his performance in Week 7. Lundy ran the ball 19 times for 93 yards and scored one touchdown in the Texans 27-7 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

RB | Leon Washington | New York Jets | Fantasy
Eric Allen, of NewYorkJets.com, reports New York Jets RB Leon Washington has been nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week award for Week 7, as well as the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week. Washington rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 29 rushing attempts in the Jets 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions.

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 7. Maroney totaled 100 yards on two kickoff returns against the Buffalo Bills.

RB | Tiki Barber | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Tiki Barber (head) appeared to suffer a head injury during the Week 7 game. He was able to walk off the field under his own power.

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (foot) has a good chance of returning in two weeks. There is a chance he will be able to run this week.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the Week 7 game, but he should be ready for Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Elizabeth Merrill, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries Week 7, the first time in three weeks Johnson topped the 100-yard mark.


Fullback

FB | Jeremi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals FB Jeremi Johnson (chest) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is expected to play Week 8. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

FB | Thomas Tapeh | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Thomas Tapeh (groin) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game. He should play in the game.


Wide Receiver

WR | Ruvell Martin | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is doubtful for the Week 8 game. He might be able to practice Friday, Oct. 27. WR Ruvell Martin will move into the starting lineup if Jennings can not play.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is doubtful for the Week 8 game. He might be able to practice Friday, Oct. 27. WR Ruvell Martin will move into the starting lineup if Jennings can not play.

WR | Kelley Washington | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Kelley Washington (hamstring) is out for the Week 8 game.

WR | Antonio Chatman | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Antonio Chatman (groin) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson (groin) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and will play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (groin) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and will play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (illness) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and could play in the Week 8 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Brandon Jones | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Brandon Jones (chest) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

WR | David Givens | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR David Givens (thumb) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

WR | Mark Jones | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mark Jones (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 but his status for Week 8 is uncertain. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Santonio Holmes | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Santonio Holmes (toe) is listed as probable on the team's injury report for Week 8.

WR | Cedrick Wilson | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Cedrick Wilson (groin) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

WR | Troy Williamson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Troy Williamson (concussion) is probable for the Week 8 game.

WR | Bethel Johnson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings WR Bethel Johnson (hamstring) is probable for the Week 8 game.

WR | Travis Taylor | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings WR Travis Taylor (concussion) is probable for the Week 8 game.

WR | Brad Smith | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Brad Smith (thigh) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

WR | Tim Dwight | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Tim Dwight (thigh) did not participate in some team drills Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (calf) did not participate in some team drills Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

WR | Matt Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Matt Jones (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

WR | Dennis Northcutt | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Dennis Northcutt (ribs) missed a portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is doubtful to play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Mark Bradley | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears WR Mark Bradley (ankle) continued to practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and could be ready to play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report. With the team only activating four wideouts on gameday, Bradley would have to take WR Justin Gage's job.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (quadriceps) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is doubtful for Week 8. He will likely return Week 10 after the team's Bye Week (Oct. 29).

WR | Marcus Robinson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings WR Marcus Robinson (back) is not expected to play in the team's Week 8 game and could miss more than one game with a lower back contusion.

WR | Chris Chambers | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Jeff Darlington, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins WR Chris Chambers could be moved to the slot receiver position in order to help jump-start his production.

WR | Marty Booker | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins WR Marty Booker (finger) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 25.

WR | Robert Ferguson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers want to keep WR Robert Ferguson (foot) next season, provided he is healthy. Because of a high salary, and the fact he likely won't be starting, it is thought the team would negotiate an injury settlement. However, general manager Ted Thompson has refuted those reports, saying, "Absolutely not, no. We want Robert with us. We want him to be a Packer. This doesn't have anything to do with any history he's had in the past and any injury he's had. This is just a bad-luck injury. It's just part of the price you pay in the National Football League." Ferguson was placed on the Injured Reserve Monday, Oct. 23, ending his season.

WR | Peter Warrick | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the Cincinnati Bengals worked out free agent WR Peter Warrick (Seahawks) Tuesday, Oct. 24. "He had a good workout," said Warrick's agent Drew Rosenhaus. "I know that the Bengals are considering signing Peter. Nothing is set in stone, but it is something that they are considering…Peter would love to have the opportunity to come back and help the team in any way that he can and try and get his career back on track."

WR | Antwaan Randle El | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Jason La Canfora and Rich Campbell, both of the Washington Post, report Washington Redskins WR Antwaan Randle El (heel) is nursing a sore heel after the team's Week 7 game.


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. 25 and should play in the Week 8 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hip) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and will play Week 8. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (leg) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is out for the Week 8 game.

TE | Anthony Becht | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Anthony Becht (foot) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and should play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

TE | Kellen Winslow Jr. | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow Jr. (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and will play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

TE | Ben Utecht | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts TE Ben Utecht (back) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is expected to play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

TE | Ernie Conwell | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints TE Ernie Conwell (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is out for Week 8. TE Billy Miller will become part of the tight end rotation with TE Nate Lawrie and TE Mark Campbell.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (back) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game. He should play in the game.

TE | Daniel Graham | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots TE Daniel Graham (ankle) missed a portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for Week 8. TE David Thomas could get more playing time if Graham is unable to play.

TE | Jerramy Stevens | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Jerramy Stevens (knee) should be back to full speed this week.


Place Kicker

PK | Rob Bironas | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans PK Rob Bironas (groin) is questionable for the Week 8 game.

PK | Adam Vinatieri | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri (groin) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is expected to play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

PK | Shaun Suisham | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agency News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent PK Shaun Suisham (Cowboys) to their practice squad.


Defensive Line

DL | Rod Coleman | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons DL Rod Coleman missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and will likely sit out the Week 8 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (groin, abdomen) is out for the Week 8 game and will miss the next four weeks. DL Chauncey Davis will start in his place.

DL | Chauncey Davis | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (groin, abdomen) is out for the Week 8 game and will miss the next four weeks. DL Chauncey Davis will start in his place.

DL | Jason Babin | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans DL Jason Babin (back) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and his back is now 95 percent healthy.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers DL Cullen Jenkins (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is out for the Week 8 game.

DL | Corey Williams | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers DL Corey Williams (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

DL | Igor Olshansky | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers DL Igor Olshansky (knee) is out for the Week 8 game and will be replaced by DL Jacques Cesaire.

DL | Marcus Tubbs | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Marcus Tubbs (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is expected to play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Gerard Warren | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos DL Gerard Warren (toe) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 but still hopes to play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Ellis Wyms | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Ellis Wyms (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 but should play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Simeon Rice | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Simeon Rice (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and will play Week 8 if he can make it to all team meetings. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Casey Hampton (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

DL | Kimo von Oelhoffen | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Kimo von Oelhoffen (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

DL | Dewayne Robertson | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Dewayne Robertson (hand) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

DL | Marcellus Wiley | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Marcellus Wiley (groin) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts DL Dwight Freeney (buttock, shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is expected to play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Darren Howard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles DL Darren Howard (groin) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

DL | Darnell Dockett | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Darnell Dockett (back) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is expected to be fine for Week 8. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | Kendrick Clancy | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Kendrick Clancy (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is doubtful for the Week 8 game. He will likely return Week 10 after the team's Bye Week (Oct. 29).

DL | Richard Seymour | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots DL Richard Seymour (elbow) missed a portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for Week 8. DL Jarvis Green might start in Seymour's place if he is unable to play.

DL | Keith Traylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DT Keith Traylor (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 25.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said in a press conference Wednesday, Oct. 25, DL Osi Umenyiora (hip) will have his status determined on a week-to-week basis. Coughlin said Umenyiora will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 25, and is not likely to play in Week 8.

DL | Cornelius Griffin | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason La Canfora and Rich Campbell, both of the Washington Post, report Washington Redskins DL Cornelius Griffin (hip) missed the team's Week 7 game, although he is expected to begin practicing again next week.

DL | Kenyon Coleman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys DL Jason Hatcher (ankle) did not play against the New York Giants Week 7 and was replaced by DL Kenyon Coleman, who took over as a nickel defensive tackle. Hatcher could miss the Week 8 game and possibly Week 9.

DL | Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora (hip) underwent an MRI exam Tuesday, Oct. 24 and could miss significant time with a strained left hip flexor. He will be replaced in the lineup by DL Mathias Kiwanuka.

DL | Michael Strahan | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants DL Michael Strahan tied former LB Lawrence Taylor for the team's career sack lead during the Week 7 game. Strahan sacked Dallas Cowboys QB Drew Bledsoe twice early in the game to give him 132.5 career sacks, matching Taylor's total from 182-93.

DL | Jason Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins DL Jason Taylor (ribs) is expected to start the Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears. The team is headed into their Bye Week (Oct. 29).


Linebacker

LB | Brian Simmons | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Brian Simmons (neck) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is expected to play Week 8. 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 Cincinnati Bengals LB Rashad Jeanty (foot) did not officially practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

LB | Shaun Phillips | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers LB Shaun Phillips (calf) is out for the Week 8 game and will be replaced by LB Marques Harris.

LB | Grant Irons | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders LB Grant Irons (back) will be placed on Injured Reserve with a herniated disk in his back.

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 Wednesday, Oct. 25 and could be limited for the Week 8 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Al Wilson | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Denver Broncos LB Al Wilson (thumb) is probable for the Week 8 game.

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. 25 and is expected to play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Joey Porter | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Joey Porter (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

LB | Clark Haggans | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Clark Haggans (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

LB | Derrick O. Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick O. Johnson (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 but will likely play Week 8. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

LB | Pisa Tinoisamoa | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (hand) suffered a fractured bone in his left hand near the end of practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and was quickly fitted with a splint. He is listed as probable for the Week 8 game.

LB | Matt McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Matt McCoy (hip) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

LB | Karlos Dansby | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby (hip) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is doubtful for the Week 8 game. He will likely return Week 10 after the team's Bye Week (Oct. 29). LB Calvin Pace will return to the starting lineup for the game.

LB | Don Davis | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots LB Don Davis (leg) missed a portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for Week 8.

LB | Channing Crowder | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Channing Crowder (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 25.

LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (ribs) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25, and is listed as questionable for Week 8.

LB | Lemar Marshall | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason La Canfora and Rich Campbell, both of the Washington Post, report Washington Redskins LB Lemar Marshall (ankle) missed the team's Week 7 game, although he is expected to begin practicing again next week.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers LB Shaun Phillips (calf) calf injury might not be as bad as originally thought. "It does not appear to be as bad as we thought it might be," head coach Marty Schottenheimer said. Phillips expected recovery time of four weeks could be cut in half, and he could return within the next two weeks. If so, it means the Chargers will never be without both of their starting outside linebackers as LB Shawne Merriman will be eligible to play in the next two games.

LB | Akbar Gbaja-Biamila | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agency News
The San Diego Chargers announced free agent LB Akbar Gbaja-Biamila (Chargers) has been signed to a two-year contract.

LB | Carlos Emmons | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral) will continue to increase his workload in practice this week. He could replace LB LaVar Arrington (Achilles') at strongside linebacker if he is able to play.


Cornerback

CB | Greg Brooks | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Greg Brooks (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

CB | Walt Harris | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Walt Harris (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is expected to play Week 8. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

CB | Fabian Washington | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders CB Fabian Washington (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and should play in the Week 8 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

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. 25 and is expected to play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Justin Miller | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB Justin Miller (hip) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

CB | David Barrett | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB David Barrett (hip) did not participate in some team drills Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

CB | Terry Cousin | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Terry Cousin (groin) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is out for the Week 8 game.

CB | Leigh Bodden | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Leigh Bodden (ankle) missed a portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

CB | Nick Harper | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (ribs) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is expected to play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Fakhir Brown | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams CB Fakhir Brown (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is not listed on the team's injury report for Week 8.

CB | Ricky Manning Jr. | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears CB Ricky Manning Jr. (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and should be able to play Week 8. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (hand, ankle) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

CB | Roderick Hood | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Roderick Hood (heel) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game. He expects to play in the game.

CB | Matt Ware | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals CB Matt Ware (shoulder) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is out for Week 8.

CB | Antwain Spann | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots CB Antwain Spann (shoulder) missed a portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for Week 8.

CB | Artrell Hawkins | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots S Eugene Wilson (hamstring) missed a portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for Week 8. S Artrell Hawkins will start in Wilson's place if he is unable to play.

CB | Ellis Hobbs | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs (wrist) missed a portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for Week 8.

CB | Ken Lucas | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers CB Ken Lucas (hip) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25, and is listed as probable for Week 8.

CB | Carlos Rogers | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason La Canfora and Rich Campbell, both of the Washington Post, report Washington Redskins LB Carlos Rogers (thumb) has had his cast removed from his broken thumb and is expected to return to practice next week.

CB | Deshea Townsend | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher is considering starting CB Bryant McFadden at right cornerback in place of CB Deshea Townsend (hamstring) Week 8.

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher is considering starting CB Bryant McFadden at right cornerback in place of CB Deshea Townsend (hamstring) Week 8.

CB | Gary Baxter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Transaction
Jeff Walcoff, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (knee) has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2006 season.

CB | Mike Hawkins | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Transaction
Jeff Walcoff, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports the Cleveland Browns signed CB Mike Hawkins (Packers) to their active roster Tuesday, Oct. 24. Hawkins will take injured CB Gary Baxter's (knees) spot on the roster.

CB | Jason Bell | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants S Jason Bell (concussion) could return for the Week 8 game after missing Week 7 with after-effects from a concussion. CB Kevin Dockery will take Bell's snaps if he is unable to play.

CB | Travis Daniels | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
The Miami Dolphins are optimistic CB Travis Daniels (knee) will be able to start the Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears. The team is headed into their Bye Week (Oct. 29).

CB | Marlin Jackson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Marlin Jackson (groin) is expected to play in the Week 8 game. He was able to play Week 7 against the Washington Redskins.

CB | Daven Holly | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Daven Holly will start in place of injured CB Gary Baxter (pectoral) Week 8.


Strong Safety

SS | Glenn Earl | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans S Glenn Earl (neck) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and might play in the Week 8 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

SS | Tyrone Carter | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers S Tyrone Carter (shoulder) is listed as probable on the team's injury report for Week 8.

SS | Donovin Darius | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars S Donovin Darius (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

SS | Brodney Pool | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns S Brodney Pool (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game.

SS | Mike Doss | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Transaction
Indianapolis Colts SS Mike Doss (knee) has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2006 season.

SS | Adrian Wilson | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals S Adrian Wilson (groin) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and will play Week 8. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

SS | Keith Davis | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys SS Keith Davis (leg) is probable for Week 8 after missing the team's Week 7 game.


Free Safety

FS | Dexter Jackson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals S Dexter Jackson (ankle) did not officially practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

FS | Bhawoh Jue | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers S Bhawoh Jue (knee) is still not taking part in team drills Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is unlikely to play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FS | Mike Logan | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers S Mike Logan (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is out for the Week 8 game.

FS | Kerry Rhodes | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets S Kerry Rhodes (thigh) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is probable for the Week 8 game.

FS | Brian Russell | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns S Brian Russell (ankle) missed a portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 but will play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts S Bob Sanders (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is expected to play Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FS | Gerome Sapp | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens SS Gerome Sapp (thigh) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25 and will play in the Week 8 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FS | Dawan Landry | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens SS Dawan Landry (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for the Week 8 game. S Gerome Sapp would replace Landry if he is unable to play in the game.

FS | Chris Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears S Chris Harris (quadriceps) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is not expected to play in the Week 8 game. 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) missed a portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 25 and is questionable for Week 8. S Artrell Hawkins will start in Wilson's place if he is unable to play.

FS | Mike Minter | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers FS Mike Minter (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 25, and is listed as probable for Week 8.

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