NFL Players in the News

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

 



Quarterback

QB | Brooks Bollinger | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings QB Brooks Bollinger (shoulder) served as the team's emergency quarterback in Week 15, although Bollinger would have needed a pain-killing shot to play in the game.

QB | Steve McNair | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPN's John Clayton reports Baltimore Ravens QB Steve McNair (hand) will be limited in practice this week, but the team expects him to play Week 16.

QB | Michael Vick | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPN's John Clayton reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Jim Mora is optimistic QB Michael Vick (groin) will play Week 16.

QB | Charlie Frye | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns QB Charlie Frye (wrist) will likely be listed as questionable for the team's Week 16 game and may miss his third consecutive game.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme (thumb) will be re-evaluated by the team Wednesday, Dec. 20.

QB | Tim Rattay | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
PewterReport.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tim Rattay will start at quarterback during Week 16.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Jeff Garcia helped lift the Eagles to a 36-22 win over the New York Giants Week 15. Garcia hit WR Reggie Brown with a 19-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. He finished the game 19-of-29 for 237 yards with one interception. It was the team's third consecutive win and improves the Eagles' record to 8-6 on the season.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington threw for a career-high 339 yards during the team's 26-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings Week 15. Pennington was 29-of-39 with one touchdown and one interception. "This was a big game for us - and an even bigger game as far as our mentality and our attitude after you suffer a setback like we did last week," Pennington said.

QB | Jay Cutler | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos rookie QB Jay Cutler earned his first NFL win Week 15 against the Arizona Cardinals. Cutler completed 21 of 31 passes for 261 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to WR Javon Walker on the third play from scrimmage and added a 10-yard touchdown pass to WR Rod Smith in the second half of the game.

QB | Rex Grossman | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears QB Rex Grossman completed 29 of 44 passes for 339 yards during the Week 15 game, all career highs. Grossman also threw two touchdown passes as the Bears won 34-31 in overtime against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

QB | Bruce Gradkowski | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Bruce Gradkowski struggled during the Week 15 game and was replaced in the first half by QB Tim Rattay. Grakowski was 5-of-11 for 37 yards before getting benched. Rattay completed 20 of 35 passes for 268 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre became the NFL's all-time completions leader during the Packers' 17-9 win over the Detroit Lions Week 15. Favre broke former Miami Dolphins QB Dan Marino's record with his 4,968th completion just before halftime of the game. Favre completed 20 of 37 passes for 174 yards, but he threw three interceptions with two in the red zone. Favre was able to extend his record of most consecutive and overall seasons with 3,000 yards passing to 15.

QB | Brad Johnson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings QB Brad Johnson was benched during the Week 15 game for the third time this season. Rookie QB Tarvaris Jackson replaced him and completed 14 of 23 passes for 177 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Johnson was 10-of-17 for 96 yards with one touchdown before he was benched. While Johnson did not commit any turnovers, he was sacked three times for 28 yards. Head coach Brad Childress did not name a starting quarterback for the Week 16 game. "We'll just see who gives us the best chance to win," Childress said.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings QB Brad Johnson was benched during the Week 15 game for the third time this season. Rookie QB Tarvaris Jackson replaced him and completed 14 of 23 passes for 177 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Johnson was 10-of-17 for 96 yards with one touchdown before he was benched. While Johnson did not commit any turnovers, he was sacked three times for 28 yards. Head coach Brad Childress did not name a starting quarterback for the Week 16 game. "We'll just see who gives us the best chance to win," Childress said.

QB | David Carr | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans QB David Carr threw four interceptions during the team's 40-7 loss to the New England Patriots Week 15. Carr was 16-of-28 for 127 yards with no touchdowns. "I let myself get out of the game plan. We were so far behind, I started to try and make plays that weren't there," Carr said.

QB | Kyle Boller | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens QB Kyle Boller replaced QB Steve McNair (hand) during the Week 15 game when McNair had his hand accidentally stepped on. McNair went 0-for-4 during the game before getting hurt. Boller went 13-for-21 for 238 yards with two touchdowns and one interception during the game. Boller did lose one fumble, but he played well enough to remain behind center for the rest of the game.

QB | Joey Harrington | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Miami Dolphins lost 21-0 to the Buffalo Bills Week 15 and were eliminated from postseason contention after falling to 6-8 on the season. The Dolphins were held to 212 total yards and QB Joey Harrington registered a career-low 0.0 passer rating during the game. Harrington was 5-of-17 for 20 yards with two interceptions before QB Cleo Lemon took over.

QB | Cleo Lemon | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Miami Dolphins lost 21-0 to the Buffalo Bills Week 15 and were eliminated from postseason contention after falling to 6-8 on the season. The Dolphins were held to 212 total yards and QB Joey Harrington registered a career-low 0.0 passer rating during the game. Harrington was 5-of-17 for 20 yards with two interceptions before QB Cleo Lemon took over.

QB | J.P. Losman | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Buffalo Bills shut out the Miami Dolphins 21-0 during the Week 15 game to win their fifth game out of the past seven games. It was the Bills' first shutout since the season-opener in 2004 against the New England Patriots and the first time the Bills shut out the Dolphins since a 29-0 win in November 1987. QB J.P. Losman threw for three touchdown passes during the game. He was 13-of-19 for 200 yards with zero interceptions Sunday, Dec. 17.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (calf) suffered an apparent calf injury during the Week 15 game. Trainers are looking at his leg on the sidelines.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was 11-of-18 for 140 yards with one touchdown during the Week 15 game. Roethlisberger has now thrown for more than 3,000 yards on the season, the first time in his career.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo bounced back from his worst game to put up solid numbers against the Atlanta Falcons Week 15. Romo was 22-of-29 for 278 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.

QB | Matt Schaub | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick (groin) left the Week 15 game late in the fourth quarter with an apparent groin injury. QB Matt Schaub has replaced him in the lineup.


Running Back

RB | Stephen Davis | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams RB Stephen Davis (hand) suffered an injury to his right hand in Week 15 and underwent X-rays to determine the severity of the injury. Although the results were negative, Davis is expected to undergo additional testing.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown (hand) has been cleared to practice and will play Week 16.

RB | Michael Bennett | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Kansas City Chiefs RB Michael Bennett (ankle) is uncertain to play in the team's Week 16 game.

RB | Kevin Faulk | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots RB Kevin Faulk (leg) suffered a leg injury Week 15 and his status for the team's Week 16 game is unknown.

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (ribs) did not play Week 15 and is expected to miss practice time this week.

RB | Musa Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Transaction
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Musa Smith (neck) has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2006 season. RB Mike Anderson will serve as the team's third-down back for the rest of the year.

RB | Chester Taylor | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings RB Chester Taylor (wrist) sustained a wrist injury during the team's Week 15 game, and head coach Brad Childress said Taylor is expected to undergo X-rays to determine the severity of the injury. Taylor, however, claims the injury is not serious and will not need to have his wrist examined.

RB | Thomas Jones | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears RB Thomas Jones (ribs) suffered bruised ribs during the team's Week 15 game and will be re-evaluated later this week. The injury, however, is not considered to be serious.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood (knee) will work out early this week to see if he can play Week 16. Norwood developed some soreness late Friday, Dec. 15, and missed the Week 15 game.

RB | Warrick Dunn | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Warrick Dunn (calf) reported no problems with his calf after the Week 15 game. He will start the Week 16 game against the Carolina Panthers.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) sustained a knee injury Week 15 and will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Dec. 20, although the team is hopeful Jones-Drew will play Week 16.

RB | Fred Taylor | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Fred Taylor (hamstring) aggravated a hamstring injury in Week 15 and did not return. Taylor will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Dec. 20.

RB | Reuben Droughns | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Reuben Droughns (knee) played in the team's Week 15 game and should play Week 16.

RB | Marcel Shipp | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals RB Marcel Shipp (ribs) is expected to return for the team's Week 16 game.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson (jaw) said he took a shot to the jaw late in the Week 15 game. "I don't think it's serious. But even if it is, I'm still going to play with it," Tomlinson said.

RB | Travis Henry | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Travis Henry (ankle) will play Week 15, but he will not be 100 percent. RB Chris Brown might see extra playing time during the game.

RB | Chris Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Travis Henry (ankle) will play Week 15, but he will not be 100 percent. RB Chris Brown might see extra playing time during the game.

RB | Marshall Faulk | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz could face tampering charges for talking with St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knee), who sat out the 2006 season due to injury.


Wide Receiver

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (shoulder) might miss a day of practice this week, but he will play in the Week 16 game.

WR | Jerome Mathis | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans WR Jerome Mathis (groin) might be moved to Injured Reserve this week.

WR | Javon Walker | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Javon Walker (shoulder) should play in Week 16 despite suffering a first degree shoulder separation during Week 15. Walker may be limited in practice this week.

WR | Eric Parker | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers WR Eric Parker (neck) is day-to-day with a neck injury.

WR | Marty Booker | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins WR Marty Booker (ankle) suffered "a pretty good ankle sprain" during the Week 15 game and will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis for Week 16, according to head coach Nick Saban.

WR | Randy Moss | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders WR Randy Moss (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 16 due to ankle injury.

WR | Alvis Whitted | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders WR Alvis Whitted (wrist) will miss the remainder of the season with a wrist injury.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini did not specify whether WR Laveranues Coles (ribs, back) suffered an injury to his ribs or back during the Week 15 game. Mangini did say he feels "pretty comfortable with him" when asked if Coles would be able to play Week 16.

WR | Marcus Robinson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News,
Minnesota Vikings WR Marcus Robinson (hip) was inactive for the team's Week 15 game and his status for Week 16 is unknown.

WR | Troy Williamson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings WR Troy Williamson (shoulder) sustained a shoulder sprain in Week 15 but remained in the game.

WR | Corey Bradford | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions WR Corey Bradford (elbow) left the team's Week 15 game with an elbow injury, and underwent an MRI Monday, Dec. 18. Bradford will likely be questionable for Week 16.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (concussion) is expected to play Week 16 after sustaining a concussion in Week 15.

WR | Dennis Northcutt | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Dennis Northcutt (shoulder) played in the team's Week 15 game.

WR | Joe Horn | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints WR Joe Horn (groin) will be re-evaluated by the team Wednesday, Dec. 20.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
ESPNews reports the NFL has fined Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens $35,000 for spitting at Atlanta Falcons CB DeAngelo Hall during Week 15.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Jeff Garcia helped lift the Eagles to a 36-22 win over the New York Giants Week 15. Garcia hit WR Reggie Brown with a 19-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. He finished the game 19-of-29 for 237 yards with one interception. It was the team's third consecutive win and improves the Eagles' record to 8-6 on the season.

WR | Torry Holt | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams WR Torry Holt caught four passes for 59 yards during the Rams' 20-0 win over the Oakland Raiders Week 15. Holt topped the 1,000-yard mark for the seventh consecutive season.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin caught five passes for 60 yards during the team's 37-20 loss to the Denver Broncos Week 15. Boldin went over 1,000 receiving yards on the season for the third time in his career.

WR | Rod Smith | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos rookie QB Jay Cutler earned his first NFL win Week 15 against the Arizona Cardinals. Cutler completed 21 of 31 passes for 261 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to WR Javon Walker on the third play from scrimmage and added a 10-yard touchdown pass to WR Rod Smith in the second half of the game.


Tight End

TE | David Martin | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers TE David Martin (ribs) aggravated his injury during the Week 15 game. He will be a game-time decision for Week 16.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (shoulder) should be fine to play Week 16.

TE | Eric Johnson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers TE Eric Johnson (knee) may return for the team's Week 16 game.

TE | Bo Scaife | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Bo Scaife (ankle) is expected to be listed as questionable for Week 16.

TE | Benjamin Watson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (leg) did not play Week 15 and is expected to be questionable for Week 16.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (thigh) is expected to play Week 16.

TE | Marcus Pollard | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions TE Marcus Pollard (hamstring) did not play Week 15 and is likely questionable for Week 16.

TE | Kellen Winslow Jr. | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow Jr. (knee) played in the team's Week 15 game and will play Week 16.

TE | Mark Campbell | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints TE Mark Campbell (knee) will be re-evaluated by the team Wednesday, Dec. 20.

TE | Adam Bergen | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals TE Adam Bergen (knee) will miss the team's final two games with a knee injury. Bergen is expected to undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. The Cardinals could promote FB John Bronson from the team's practice squad to replace Bergen.

TE | Darnell Dinkins | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Jeff Walcoff, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns TE Darnell Dinkins (neck) left the Week 15 game with a neck injury, but he was able to return.

TE | Desmond Clark | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark caught seven passes for 125 yards with two touchdowns Week 15. He is the first Chicago tight end to have a 100-yard receiving game since former Bears TE Emery Moorehead had 114 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1985.

TE | Randy McMichael | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins TE Randy McMichael caught four passes Week 15 to give him 53 receptions on the season. He is the fourth Miami player to reach 50 receptions this season, matching a franchise record previously set in 1986 and 1995.

TE | Kris Mangum | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers TE Kris Mangum (hip) is out for Week 15.


Place Kicker

PK | Jason Elam | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos PK Jason Elam (hamstring) played Week 15 despite an injury to his plant leg.


Defensive Line

DL | Thomas Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans DT Thomas Johnson (hamstring) is day-to-day this week and should play Week 16.

DL | Victor Adeyanju | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams DE Victor Adeyanju (forearm) did not play Week 15 but may return for the team's Week 16 game.

DL | Dan Wilkinson | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins DT Dan Wilkinson (knee) did not play Week 15 and his status for the Week 16 game is uncertain.

DL | Ellis Wyms | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Ellis Wyms (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

DL | Jimmy Wilkerson | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Kansas City Chiefs DT Jimmy Wilkerson's (hamstring) status for the team's Week 16 game is uncertain.

DL | Vince Wilfork | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (leg) did not play Week 15 and may miss the team's Week 16 game.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham (thumb) suffered a torn ligament in his left thumb during the Week 15 game and underwent surgery Monday, Dec. 18, to have a pin inserted. He will wear a cast over the injury and will play Week 16.

DL | Fred Robbins | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants DT Fred Robbins (hamstring) sustained a strained hamstring in Week 15 but could return for the team's Week 16 game.

DL | Michael Strahan | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants DE Michael Strahan (foot) could make his return to the lineup for Week 16.

DL | Al Wallace | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (knee) will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. DL Al Wallace will replace Rucker in the lineup.


Linebacker

LB | Derek M. Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hamstring) may return for the team's Week 16 game.

LB | Colby Bockwoldt | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB Colby Bockwoldt (shoulder) is expected to be listed as questionable for Week 16.

LB | Ken Amato | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB Ken Amato (neck) suffered a neck sprain in Week 15 and is expected to be listed as questionable for Week 16.

LB | Peter Sirmon | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB Peter Sirmon (knee) suffered a knee strain in Week 15 and is expected to be listed as questionable for Week 16.

LB | Jay Foreman | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports the San Francisco 49ers have placed LB Jay Foreman (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his season.

LB | Shelton Quarles | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Shelton Quarles (ankle, knee) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

LB | Randall Godfrey | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers LB Randall Godfrey (hamstring) may not return to practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.

LB | Teddy Lehman | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions LB Teddy Lehman (hamstring) did not play Week 15 and is likely questionable for Week 16.

LB | Ernie Sims | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions LB Ernie Sims (shoulder) left the team's Week 15 game with a shoulder injury but returned and is likely questionable for Week 16.

LB | Andra Davis | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Andra Davis (concussion) is hopeful to play Week 16 after sustaining a concussion in Week 15.

LB | Willie McGinest | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (pectoral) played in the team's Week 15 game.

LB | Shawn Barber | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Shawn Barber (neck) did not play in the team's Week 15 game but is improving, according to head coach Andy Reid.

LB | Chad Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
FOXSports.com reports Pittsburgh Steelers LB Chad Brown (knee) suffered a left knee injury Week 15 and is doubtful to return to the game.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Updating previous reports, ChicagoBears.com reports Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (toe) is probable for Week 15.


Cornerback

CB | Tye Hill | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams CB Tye Hill (thigh) played in the team's Week 15 game and missed only a couple of plays during the game due to leg cramps.

CB | Darrent Williams | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos CB Darrent Williams (toe) will attempt a return to practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.

CB | Phillip Buchanon | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Phillip Buchanon (groin) is listed as probable for Week 16.

CB | Juran Bolden | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Juran Bolden (hip, foot, ankle, quadriceps) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

CB | Samari Rolle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Samari Rolle (shoulder) will likely be questionable for the Week 16 game. CB Evan Oglesby will start in Rolle's place if he is unable to play.

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (back) had a tight back during the team's Week 15 game and will be re-evaluated later this week. The injury, however, is not considered to be serious.

CB | Jason Webster | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons CB Jason Webster (groin) will practice this week and will be a game-time decision for Week 16.

CB | Nathan Vasher | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears CB Nathan Vasher (hamstring) did not play Week 15 and will be re-evaluated later this week.

CB | Fernando Bryant | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions CB Fernando Bryant (concussion) did not play Week 15 and is likely questionable for Week 16.

CB | Leigh Bodden | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Leigh Bodden (ankle) played in the team's Week 15 game and will play Week 16.

CB | William James | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB William James (calf) will undergo an MRI Monday, Dec. 18, to determine the severity of a calf injury suffered during pregame warmups Week 15.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
FOXSports.com reports Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (shoulder) aggravated a shoulder injury Week 15 and is probable to return to the game.


Strong Safety

SS | C.C. Brown | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans SS C.C. Brown (toe) is day-to-day this week and should play Week 16.

SS | Roy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys S Roy Williams (shin) was kicked in the shin during Week 15 and said he was sore, but he should be fine this week leading up to Week 16.

SS | Rodney Harrison | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots SS Rodney Harrison (shoulder) did not play Week 15 but could be ready for the team's Week 16 game.

SS | Todd Johnson | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears SS Todd Johnson (ankle) did not play Week 15 and will be re-evaluated later this week. Johnson could play in the team's Week 16 game.

SS | Michael Lewis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles SS Michael Lewis (knee) could return to practice Thursday, Dec. 21.


Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (knee) is out for Week 15.

FS | Deke Cooper | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
The Associated Press reports the San Francisco 49ers have signed S Deke Cooper (Dolphins). Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

FS | Omar Stoutmire | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints FS Omar Stoutmire (knee) will be re-evaluated by the team Wednesday, Dec. 20.

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