NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on December 22, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Joey Harrington | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Joey Harrington (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

QB | Michael Vick | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick (groin) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and will be available for Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

QB | Charlie Frye | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel denied QB Charlie Frye (wrist) has a broken wrist. "He has a bone bruise. I said it yesterday. I said it the day before. I said it a couple weeks ago, and I will say it tomorrow. He has a bone bruise. It is getting better slowly," Crennel said. The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Beacon Journal both cited an anonymous source that claimed Frye was told by a hand specialist he had a broken bone. Frye acknowledged he received a second opinion on his wrist. He said, "I think that's pretty common. I was just making sure I was doing everything I can to get back on the field. I talked to (trainer) Marty (Lauzon) and Dr. (Anthony) Miniaci (the team physician) and they say it's a bone bruise. The bottom line is I'm not able to throw the ball, I can't play right now and it's frustrating. That is all I'm going to say about my wrist."

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (calf) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16.

QB | Chris Weinke | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers QB Chris Weinke (chest) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16. Weinke is expected to start.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme (finger) has been downgraded to doubtful and will not play in Week 16.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers PK Dave Rayner was 3-for-5 on field goals during the team's Week 16 game. Rayner scored all of the team's points during their 9-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Rayner kicked a 44-yard field goal with 1:34 remaining to give QB Brett Favre his 36th game-winning comeback in his career. Favre was less than perfect in what might have been his final gate at Lambeau Field. The veteran quarterback was 26-of-50 for 285 yards with two interceptions.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Minnesota Vikings managed just three first downs during the Week 16 game, the lowest total in a game in team history. CB Fred Smoot scored the Vikings' only touchdown of the game with a 47-yard interception return. QB Tarvaris Jackson was 10-for-20 for 50 yards with one interception during his first career start.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Jim Wyatt and Paul Kuharsky, both from the Tennessean, report the Tennessee Titans have begun talks on a long-term discussion for RB Travis Henry. He is under contract until 2009, however, he is due an $8.3 million roster bonus next spring that would count against the salary cap. "All things being equal, Travis has really enjoyed playing for Tennessee, likes the team, likes his teammates, likes the directions things are going in, and he enjoys being in the backfield with Vince Young," said Henry's agent, Hadley Engelhard. "If things work out, it would be a great place for him to sign a long-term deal and possibly finish his career there.'' Henry leads the Titans in rushing this season with 974 yards.

QB | Steve McNair | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Steve McNair (hand) could have returned to the team's Week 15 game after having his hand stepped on, but head coach Brian Billick opted to hold him out to not aggravate it further. "It's getting better, but it's still sore," said McNair. "I came out today and did pretty well. We're just going to see how the week goes and see if I can get some soreness out of it before Sunday."

QB | Aaron Brooks | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Aaron Brooks (neck) missed practice Thursday, Dec. 21, and is expected to play Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.


Running Back

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (back) said he has a good feeling about his potential to play Week 16. He pointed to his packed travel bag in front of his locker during media access Friday, Dec. 22.

RB | Sammy Morris | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown (hand) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. RB Sammy Morris will start the game, but Brown will split time with him. Brown is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown (hand) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. RB Sammy Morris will start the game, but Brown will split time with him. Brown is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

RB | Carnell Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Carnell Williams (foot) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and has been downgraded to doubtful on the team's injury report.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and will be available for Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Warrick Dunn | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Warrick Dunn (calf) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and will be available for Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Travis Henry | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Travis Henry (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he should play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

RB | Thomas Jones | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears RB Thomas Jones (ribs) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he should play some in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

RB | Kevin Faulk | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots RB Kevin Faulk (knee) missed a portion of practice Friday, Dec. 22, and will likely play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

RB | Stephen Davis | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Stephen Davis (hand) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play in Week 16. Davis also has no breaks in his hand and is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Ryan Moats | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Moats (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

RB | Kevan Barlow | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow (calf) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16.

RB | Cedric Houston | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Cedric Houston (calf) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is questionable for Week 16.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16.

RB | Fred Taylor | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) will start the Week 16 game in place of RB Fred Taylor (hamstring). RB LaBrandon Toefield will be the backup.

RB | LaBrandon Toefield | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) will start the Week 16 game in place of RB Fred Taylor (hamstring). RB LaBrandon Toefield will be the backup.

RB | Marcel Shipp | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals RB Marcel Shipp (ribs) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16. Shipp is expected to play.

RB | Nick Goings | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers RB Nick Goings (shoulder) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16. Goings is expected to play.

RB | Dominic Rhodes | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes (wrist) practiced Thursday, Dec. 21, and is expected to play Week 16.

RB | Ron Dayne | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Chris Taylor will get carries Week 16 at running back. RB Ron Dayne is expected to get more than 20 carries, which will likely leave RB Wali Lundy with not too many opportunities.

RB | Wali Lundy | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Chris Taylor will get carries Week 16 at running back. RB Ron Dayne is expected to get more than 20 carries, which will likely leave RB Wali Lundy with not too many opportunities.

RB | Chris Taylor | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Chris Taylor will get carries Week 16 at running back. RB Ron Dayne is expected to get more than 20 carries, which will likely leave RB Wali Lundy with not too many opportunities.

RB | Michael Bennett | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Michael Bennett (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 21, and will not play in Week 16.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB LaMont Jordan (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Dec. 20, and is out for Week 16.


Fullback

FB | B.J. Askew | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets FB B.J. Askew (foot) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is questionable for Week 16.

FB | Daimon Shelton | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills FB Daimon Shelton (head) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is not expected to play Week 16. Shelton is listed as questionable.

FB | Zack Crockett | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders FB Zack Crockett (heel) missed practice Thursday, Dec. 21, and is questionable for Week 16. He is expected to play in the game.


Wide Receiver

WR | Marty Booker | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Marty Booker (ankle) missed practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is not expected to play Week 16. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

WR | Drew Bennett | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Drew Bennett (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and he will be a game-time decision in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Jerome Mathis | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Jerome Mathis (foot) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and he is listed as out on the team's injury report.

WR | Ricky Proehl | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Ricky Proehl (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and he will be a game-time decision in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Eddie Drummond | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Pate, of the Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Eddie Drummond (hip) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and he will be a game-time decision in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Kassim Osgood | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers WR Kassim Osgood (illness) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16.

WR | Eric Parker | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers WR Eric Parker (neck) missed at least a portion of practice Friday, Dec. 22, and he might miss the Week 16 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Darrell Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Darrell Jackson (toe) missed practice Friday, Dec. 22, and will not play Week 16. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

WR | Torry Holt | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Torry Holt (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Marcus Robinson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings WR Troy Williamson (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during Week 16 and was replaced by WR Marcus Robinson.

WR | Troy Williamson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings WR Troy Williamson (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during Week 16 and was replaced by WR Marcus Robinson.

WR | Javon Walker | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Javon Walker (shoulder) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

WR | Justin McCareins | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Justin McCareins (foot) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (back) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is questionable for Week 16.

WR | Joe Horn | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints WR Joe Horn (groin) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and will be a game-time decision for Week 16. Horn is listed as questionable for the game.

WR | Dennis Northcutt | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Dennis Northcutt (shoulder) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play in a limited fashion Week 16. Northcutt is listed as questionable.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (concussion) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. Jurevicius is listed as questionable.

WR | Drew Carter | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers WR Drew Carter (ankle) has been downgraded to doubtful and will not play in Week 16.

WR | Peerless Price | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills WR Peerless Price (thigh) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. Price is listed as questionable.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (thigh) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and has been upgraded to probable for Week 16. Mason is expected to play.

WR | Mark Clayton | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton (chest) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and has been upgraded to probable for Week 16. Clayton is expected to play.

WR | Randy Moss | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Randy Moss (ankle) missed practice Thursday, Dec. 21, and will not likely play Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (undisclosed) has returned to the Week 16 game.

WR | Jerry Porter | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders WR Jerry Porter (hip) missed practice Thursday, Dec. 21, and is doubtful for Week 16.

WR | Bryan Gilmore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Antonio Bryant was excused from practice Thursday, Dec. 21, for personal reasons. Head coach Mike Nolas said he would know Friday, Dec. 22, if Bryant will play Week 16. WR Bryan Gilmore would start and WR Taylor Jacobs would be the No. 3 wide receiver if Bryant does not play.

WR | Antonio Bryant | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Antonio Bryant was excused from practice Thursday, Dec. 21, for personal reasons. Head coach Mike Nolas said he would know Friday, Dec. 22, if Bryant will play Week 16. WR Bryan Gilmore would start and WR Taylor Jacobs would be the No. 3 wide receiver if Bryant does not play.

WR | Taylor Jacobs | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Antonio Bryant was excused from practice Thursday, Dec. 21, for personal reasons. Head coach Mike Nolas said he would know Friday, Dec. 22, if Bryant will play Week 16. WR Bryan Gilmore would start and WR Taylor Jacobs would be the No. 3 wide receiver if Bryant does not play.

WR | Chad Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson (ankle) practiced Thursday, Dec. 21, and is probable for Week 16.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison (fingers) practiced Thursday, Dec. 21, and is expected to play Week 16.

WR | Dante' Hall | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR/KR Dante' Hall (illness) practiced Thursday, Dec. 21, and will likely play in Week 16.

WR | Alvis Whitted | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Transaction
Oakland Raiders WR Alvis Whitted (wrist) has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2006 season.


Tight End

TE | Alex Smith | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Alex Smith (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and was taken off the team's injury report.

TE | Bo Scaife | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Bo Scaife (ankle) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and he will be a game-time decision in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and he will be a game-time decision in Week 16. Daniels is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

TE | Bryan Fletcher | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Bryan Fletcher (quadriceps) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he should play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

TE | Marcus Pollard | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Pate, of the Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions TE Marcus Pollard (hamstring) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

TE | Eric Johnson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers TE Eric Johnson (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and will be a game-time decision in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

TE | Benjamin Watson | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and will likely sit out in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

TE | Jim Kleinsasser | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (elbow) suffered a hyper-extended elbow during Week 16, but he did not leave the game.

TE | Stephen Alexander | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos TE Stephen Alexander (ribs) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

TE | Mark Campbell | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints TE Mark Campbell (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is questionable for Week 16. Campbell is expected to play.

TE | Kris Mangum | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers TE Kris Mangum (hip) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is questionable for Week 16. Mangum is expected to play.

TE | Kellen Winslow Jr. | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow Jr. (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. Winslow is listed as questionable.

TE | Daniel Wilcox | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Daniel Wilcox (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16 but could be a game-time decision. Wilcox is listed as questionable.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (thigh) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. Heap is listed as questionable.

TE | Reggie Kelly | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals TE Reggie Kelly (shoulder) practiced Thursday, Dec. 21, and is probable for Week 16.

TE | Jerome Collins | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Transaction
Indianapolis Colts TE Jerome Collins (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20. He has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2006 season.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers TE Eric Johnson (knee) practiced Wednesday, Dec. 20, and has a good chance to play Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report. If he plays, Johnson would likely see about 15 snaps alongside TE Vernon Davis.


Place Kicker

PK | Jason Elam | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos PK Jason Elam (hamstring) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

PK | Dave Rayner | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers PK Dave Rayner was 3-for-5 on field goals during the team's Week 16 game. Rayner scored all of the team's points during their 9-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Rayner kicked a 44-yard field goal with 1:34 remaining to give QB Brett Favre his 36th game-winning comeback in his career. Favre was less than perfect in what might have been his final gate at Lambeau Field. The veteran quarterback was 26-of-50 for 285 yards with two interceptions.


Defensive Line

DL | Keith Traylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins DL Keith Traylor (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | Grady Jackson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons DT Grady Jackson (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and will be available for Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | Travis LaBoy | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DL Travis LaBoy (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Rod Coleman | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons DT Rod Coleman (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and will be available for Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
The NFL Network reports Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham (groin) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and has been upgraded to probable for Week 16.

DL | Lional Dalton | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Houston Texans DL Lional Dalton (neck) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and he is listed as out on the team's injury report.

DL | Mario Williams | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Houston Texans DL Mario Williams (foot) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he will play in Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | Anthony Weaver | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Houston Texans DL Anthony Weaver (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he will play in Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts LB Dwight Freeney (shoulder) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he should play in Week 16. He is not on the team's injury report but has had a couple days off.

DL | Luis Castillo | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers DE Luis Castillo (ankle) missed at least a portion of practice Friday, Dec. 22, and he might miss the Week 16 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Michael Strahan | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants DL Michael Strahan (foot) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he is expected to play in Week 16, although it will be in a limited capacity. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Vince Wilfork | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots DL Vince Wilfork (ankle) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and will likely sit out in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Richard Seymour | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots DL Richard Seymour (elbow) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | Victor Adeyanju | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams DL Victor Adeyanju (forearm) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play with a big cast on in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Rocky Bernard | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Rocky Bernard (foot) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and will play Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Rashad Moore | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DT Rashad Moore (hand) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16.

DL | Bryan Robinson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Bryan Robinson (toe) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16. Robinson is expected to play.

DL | Marcus Stroud | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Marcus Stroud (ankle) missed practice Friday, Dec. 22, but he will play Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | Ted Washington | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DT Ted Washington (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. Washington is listed as questionable.

DL | Alvin McKinley | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DL Alvin McKinley (shoulder) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. McKinley is listed as questionable.

DL | Nick Eason | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DL Nick Eason (foot) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. Eason is listed as questionable.

DL | Jacques Cesaire | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers DE Luis Castillo (ankle) missed practice Thursday, Dec. 21, but he will probably play Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report. DL Jacques Cesaire would replace Castillo if he is unable to play.

DL | Lance Legree | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agency News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent DT Lance Legree (Giants).

DL | Ronald Fields | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Transaction
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers DT Ronald Fields (arm) suffered a broken arm in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20. He will undergo surgery Friday, Dec. 22, to have a plate inserted into his forearm. Fields has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2006 season. DL Isaac Sopoaga will start in Fields' place.

DL | Dan Wilkinson | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Transaction
Miami Dolphins DT Dan Wilkinson (knee, hamstring) has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2006 season.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DE Robert Mathis (leg) missed practice Thursday, Dec. 21, but he is expected to play Week 16.

DL | Jimmy Wilkerson | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs DL Jimmy Wilkerson (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 21, and will not play in Week 16.


Linebacker

LB | Edgerton Hartwell | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons LB Edgerton Hartwell (hamstring) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and will be available for Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

LB | Colby Bockwoldt | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB Colby Bockwoldt (shoulder) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Peter Sirmon | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB Peter Sirmon (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and he will be a game-time decision in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Cato June | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts LB Cato June (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Derek M. Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Derek M. Smith (hamstring) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he will be a game-time decision in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (shoulder) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16.

LB | Randall Godfrey | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers LB Randall Godfrey (hamstring) missed at least a portion of practice Friday, Dec. 22, and he might miss the Week 16 game. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Will Witherspoon | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams LB Will Witherspoon (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play in Week 16. His knee injury has been nagging him for the last few weeks but he should be good-to-go. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

LB | Al Wilson | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos LB Al Wilson (thumb) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Shawn Barber | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Shawn Barber (neck) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

LB | Jeremiah Trotter | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Jeremiah Trotter (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

LB | Bryan Thomas | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets LB Bryan Thomas (shoulder) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16.

LB | Monty Beisel | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals LB Gerald Hayes (ribs) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is questionable for Week 16. Hayes is not expected to play and LB Monty Beisel will start in his place.

LB | Gerald Hayes | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals LB Gerald Hayes (ribs) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is questionable for Week 16. Hayes is not expected to play and LB Monty Beisel will start in his place.

LB | Calvin Pace | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals DL/LB Calvin Pace (illness) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16. Pace is expected to play.

LB | Andra Davis | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Andra Davis (concussion) did not pass his neurological test and is not expected to play Week 16. Davis did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is listed as questionable.

LB | Willie McGinest | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (pectoral) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. McGinest is listed as questionable.

LB | Takeo Spikes | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. Spikes is listed as questionable.

LB | Marcus Washington | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and has been downgraded to out for Week 16.

LB | Lemar Marshall | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Lemar Marshall (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16. Marshall is expected to play.

LB | Hunter Hillenmeyer | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears LB Hunter Hillenmeyer (thigh) has been removed from the team's injury report and will start Week 16.


Cornerback

CB | Gary Baxter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Marla Ridenour, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (knee) plans to return for the start of the 2007 season. Baxter is recovering from torn patellar tendons in both knees and was released from the Cleveland Clinic Wednesday, Dec. 20. Baxter said he has been walking for a week and a half and has lost 25 pounds. Baxter said, "It's funny when people say I can't play, but they said I wouldn't be walking until February. I never put my faith in man. It's always in God. I definitely will be defying odds, I'm defying them now standing up here. And I'll make it back. It will be history. This is a great testimony to me and an inspiration to others because I'm doing something nobody has ever done."

CB | Phillip Buchanon | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Phillip Buchanon (groin) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he has been taken off the team's injury report.

CB | Will Allen | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins CB Will Allen (groin) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Juran Bolden | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Juran Bolden (quadriceps) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he will play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Reynaldo Hill | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DB Reynaldo Hill (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he should play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons CB DeAngelo Hall (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and will be available for Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

CB | Marlin Jackson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts CB Marlin Jackson (shoulder) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he should play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Fernando Bryant | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Pate, of the Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions CB Fernando Bryant (concussion) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Bryant McFadden (shoulder) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

CB | Drayton Florence | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers CB Drayton Florence (illness) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16.

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (back) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is unlikely to play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Nathan Vasher | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Chicago Bears CB Nathan Vasher (hamstring) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants CB Corey Webster (toe) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he should play in Week 16, although he might not start. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Ellis Hobbs | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs (wrist) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

CB | Cedric Griffin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings CB Cedric Griffin (neck) missed the Week 16 game and head coach Brad Childress is "not optimistic" Griffin will return for the Week 17 game.

CB | Darrent Williams | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos CB Darrent Williams (toe) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

CB | William James | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB William James (calf) missed practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is not expected to play Week 16. He is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

CB | David Barrett | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB David Barrett (hip) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is questionable for Week 16.

CB | Eric Green | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals CB Eric Green (illness) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16. Green is expected to play.

CB | Leigh Bodden | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Leigh Bodden (ankle) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is not expected to play Week 16. Bodden is listed as questionable.

CB | Samari Rolle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Samari Rolle (neck) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and has been upgraded to probable for Week 16. Rolle is expected to play.

CB | Fred Smoot | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Minnesota Vikings managed just three first downs during the Week 16 game, the lowest total in a game in team history. CB Fred Smoot scored the Vikings' only touchdown of the game with a 47-yard interception return. QB Tarvaris Jackson was 10-for-20 for 50 yards with one interception during his first career start.

CB | Jason Webster | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Atlanta Falcons CB Jason Webster (groin) practiced Thursday, Dec. 21, and is questionable for Week 16.

CB | Fabian Washington | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders CB Fabian Washington (shoulder) practiced Thursday, Dec. 21, and should play Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Nick Harper | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (ankle) practiced Thursday, Dec. 21, and is expected to play Week 16.


Strong Safety

SS | Rodney Harrison | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots S Rodney Harrison (shoulder) had a travel bag packed Friday, Dec. 22, and might travel with the team for the Week 16 game.

SS | C.C. Brown | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Houston Texans SS C.C. Brown (toe) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he will play in Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

SS | Tyrone Carter | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Tyrone Carter (concussion) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

SS | Todd Johnson | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Chicago Bears SS Todd Johnson (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he should play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

SS | Jerome Carter | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams SS Jerome Carter (ankle) was very limited in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is not expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

SS | Michael Lewis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles SS Michael Lewis (knee) missed practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is questionable for Week 16. He will be a game-time decision, but he is not expected to play.

SS | Tony Parrish | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys CB Jacques Reeves (elbow) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 21, because of his dislocated elbow. He is questionable for the Week 16 game and S Tony Parrish might see the field if Reeves is unable to play.


Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and he is not expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FS | Antoine Bethea | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RS Antoine Bethea (shoulder) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and he is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FS | Bhawoh Jue | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers S Bhawoh Jue (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (back) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

FS | Ryan Clark | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers FS Ryan Clark (groin) is listed as out of the team's Week 16 game. FS Anthony Smith will start in his place.

FS | Anthony Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers FS Ryan Clark (groin) is listed as out of the team's Week 16 game. FS Anthony Smith will start in his place.

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets S Eric Smith (foot) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is questionable for Week 16.

FS | Omar Stoutmire | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints FS Omar Stoutmire (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and will be a game-time decision for Week 16. Stoutmire is listed as questionable for the game.

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