NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on January 3, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

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, Jan. 3, and is probable for the team's playoff game versus the New England Patriots.

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, Jan. 3, and is probable for the team's playoff game versus the New York Jets.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre (ankle) is not having ankle on his injured ankle at this time. He previously had it scheduled to take place at the conclusion of the NFL regular season.

QB | Koy Detmer | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
Philadelphia Eagles newly added QB Koy Detmer is penciled in as the team's No. 2 quarterback entering the playoffs. He'll also likely serve as the holder on field goals and extra points.

QB | A.J. Feeley | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
Philadelphia Eagles QB A.J. Feeley will serve as the team's No. 3/emergency quarterback after the signing of QB Koy Detmer.

QB | Trent Green | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Trent Green (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 3, and is likely to play against the Indianapolis Colts.

QB | Brady Quinn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
ESPN's John Clayton reports the Oakland Raiders, who have the first overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, may not take Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn. The team may opt to try and trade down in the draft instead.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) may miss some practice time during the upcoming week, but he did not suffer any structural damage to his foot during Week 17. The Chargers have a first-round playoff Bye week.

QB | Mark Brunell | Washington Redskins | Injury News
David Elfin, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins QB Mark Brunell (shoulder) might undergo shoulder surgery during the offseason, according to head coach Joe Gibbs.


Running Back

RB | Kevan Barlow | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow (thigh) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, but was held out of some 11-on-11 drills. He is questionable for the team's playoff game versus the New England Patriots.

RB | Cedric Houston | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Cedric Houston (calf) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, and is probable for the team's playoff game versus the New England Patriots.

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 Wednesday, Jan. 3, and is questionable for the team's first-round playoff game versus the New York Jets.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
The Associated Press reports California RB Marshawn Lynch will skip his senior season and enter the 2007 NFL Draft.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson (leg) is expected to be fine for the second round of the NFL Playoffs after suffering a leg injury during Week 17. The Chargers have a first-round playoff Bye week.

RB | Domanick Williams | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans RB Domanick Davis (knee) has changed his name to Domanick Williams. Davis was the last name of the father of his older brother and he said he never felt right about having the name. "I had to do it and it was time. I didn't want my kids to grow up carrying something else that I'm really not. I felt like it was the perfect time for me to do it. Come back fresh, come back new," he said. He chose Williams because it was his mother's maiden name. He will also change numbers from No. 47 to No. 31. Williams, who is recovering from a knee injury, said he is not 100 percent yet. "I wouldn't say I'm 100 percent, but it's close. It's on its way and it's going real good. My knee is allowing me to lift heavy weight without swelling up and that was the biggest problem I had."


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) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, but was held out of some 11-on-11 drills. He is questionable for the team's playoff game versus the New England Patriots.

FB | James Hodgins | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets FB James Hodgins (knee) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, but was held out of some 11-on-11 drills. He is questionable for the team's playoff game versus the New England Patriots.

FB | Jason McKie | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears FB Jason McKie (ankle) could return to practice this week. The team has a first-round bye for the postseason, but the team believes he will be ready for the postseason.


Wide Receiver

WR | Ricky Proehl | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts WR Ricky Proehl (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Jan. 3, and will be a game-time decision for the team's playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (quadriceps) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, and is expected to play in the team's playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (jaw) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, but was held out of some 11-on-11 drills. He is questionable for the team's playoff game versus the New England Patriots.

WR | Darrell Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Darrell Jackson (turf toe) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 3. He is questionable for the team's playoff game versus the Dallas Cowboys.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR D.J. Hackett (hip) missed practice Wednesday, Jan. 3.

WR | Nate Burleson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Nate Burleson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 3, but is probable for the team's playoff game versus the Dallas Cowboys.

WR | Brandon Lloyd | Washington Redskins | Free Agency News
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs stressed that despite the sub par performance of free agent acquisition WR Brandon Lloyd this year, he fully expects Lloyd to become a significant player for the team in the future. "We think he's a young guy with real talent," Gibbs said. "Certainly it was a tough year for Brandon. We weren't as productive with all of our wide receivers last season, not just Brandon. He fits in our future here. He can add a lot to the Redskins."


Tight End

TE | Dallas Clark | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark (knee) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, and is expected to play in the team's playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. 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 (leg) missed a portion of practice Wednesday, Jan. 3, and is questionable for the team's first-round playoff game versus the New York Jets.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 3, and is questionable for the team's upcoming game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Shockey will attempt to return to full practice Thursday and if he is unable to play, he will be replaced in the lineup by TE Visanthe Shiancoe.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 3, and is questionable for the team's upcoming game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Shockey will attempt to return to full practice Thursday and if he is unable to play, he will be replaced in the lineup by TE Visanthe Shiancoe.

TE | Greg Olsen | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
ESPN.com reports Miami TE Greg Olsen will forego his senior season and enter the 2007 NFL Draft, according to his agent. Olsen has hired agent Drew Rosenhaus to represent him.


Defensive Line

DL | Dewayne Robertson | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DT Dewayne Robertson (knee) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, but was held out of some 11-on-11 drills. He is questionable for the team's playoff game versus the New England Patriots.

DL | Richard Seymour | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots DL Richard Seymour (elbow) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, and is probable for the team's playoff game versus the New York Jets.

DL | Rocky Bernard | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DT Rocky Bernard (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 3, but is probable for the team's playoff game versus the Dallas Cowboys.

DL | Juqua Thomas | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles DE Juqua Thomas (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 3. He is listed as questionable.

DL | Darwin Walker | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles DT Darwin Walker (illness) missed practice Wednesday, Jan. 3, but is probable for the team's playoff game versus the New York Giants.

DL | Chuck Darby | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Chuck Darby (personal) missed practice Tuesday, Jan. 2.

DL | Luis Castillo | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers DE Luis Castillo (ankle) is expected to be eased back into practice during the coming week. The Chargers have a first-round playoff Bye week.

DL | Phillip Daniels | Washington Redskins | Injury News
David Elfin, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DE Phillip Daniels (ankles, wrist) is expected to undergo surgeries on both of his ankles and a wrist during the offseason, according to head coach Joe Gibbs.

DL | Terdell Sands | Oakland Raiders | Free Agency News
Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports the Oakland Raiders are trying to sign soon-to-be free agent DT Terdell Sands to a contract extension.


Linebacker

LB | Bryan Thomas | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets LB Bryan Thomas (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, and is probable for the team's playoff game versus the New England Patriots.

LB | Mike Vrabel | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots LB Mike Vrabel (back) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, and is probable for the team's playoff game versus the New York Jets.

LB | LeRoy Hill | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB LeRoy Hill (concussion) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3. He is questionable for the team's playoff game versus the Dallas Cowboys.

LB | David Pollack | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
The Cincinnati Bengals have announced LB David Pollack (neck) underwent surgery Wednesday, Jan. 3, on his neck to repair the injury he suffered on the field earlier in the season. The surgery went without complications and Pollack will be monitored closely for the next few months. It is not yet clear as to whether or not Pollack will be able to return to the field.

LB | Marcus Washington | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Howard Bryant, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (elbow, hip, knee) will have offseason surgery on his elbow and possibly on his hip. However, he will not have surgery on the strained knee that caused him to be placed on Injured Reserve.

LB | Kamerion Wimbley | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Steve King, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns LB Kamerion Wimbley finished the season with 11 sacks, which broke DE Mack Mitchell's franchise rookie record for sacks in a season.

LB | Randall Godfrey | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers LB Randall Godfrey (hamstring) is expected to resume practicing during the coming week. The Chargers have a first-round playoff Bye week.

LB | London Fletcher-Baker | Buffalo Bills | Free Agency News
Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills LB London Fletcher-Baker, who is set to become a free agent this offseason, voiced his displeasure Monday, Jan. 1, over the team's refusal to award him a contract extension this season. "I wasn't happy about having to play this year without having a contract extension," Fletcher-Baker said. "I was not happy at all… I was not at all happy about having to be forced to play out my contract when my performance four years prior to that, three years prior to that, two years prior to that, should have merited an extension well before this. You've extended other guys, why not extend me?"

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (concussion) has been cleared to return to football in 2007 after suffering at least the fifth concussion of his career Week 1.


Cornerback

CB | Nick Harper | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Jan. 3, but he is expected to play in the team's playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is listed as questionable 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) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, but was held out of some 11-on-11 drills. He is questionable for the team's playoff game versus the New England Patriots.

CB | Andre Dyson | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB Andre Dyson (knee) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, but was held out of some 11-on-11 drills. He is questionable for the team's playoff game versus the New England Patriots.

CB | Marcus Trufant | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant (ankle) will not play during the team's playoff game versus the Dallas Cowboys according to head coach Mike Holmgren. Trufant did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 3, and is doubtful on the team's injury report.

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants CB Corey Webster (hip, toe) was placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Jan. 2, and will be replaced at nickelback by CB Kevin Dockery.

CB | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears CB Devin Hester (calf) could be limited in practice this week because of a minor muscle strain in his right calf. The team has a first-round bye for the postseason, but he is expected to be fine for the playoffs.

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (back) could return to practice this week. The team has a first-round bye for the postseason, but he is expected to be fine for the playoffs.

CB | Anthony Henry | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys CB Anthony Henry (knee) is not on the club's injury report for their playoff game Saturday, Jan. 6, but he is suffering from a bum knee that has forced him to play more cautiously and has limited his playing speed.


Strong Safety

SS | Kerry Rhodes | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets S Kerry Rhodes (knee) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, but was held out of some 11-on-11 drills. He is questionable for the team's playoff game versus the New England Patriots.

SS | Rodney Harrison | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots S Rodney Harrison (knee) has a sprained MCL in his right knee and is out for the team's first-round playoff game versus the New York Jets. He could miss 2-4 weeks of action.

SS | Michael Lewis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles SS Michael Lewis (knee) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, and has been listed as probable for the team's playoff game versus the New York Giants.

SS | Todd Johnson | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears SS Todd Johnson (ankle) should return to practice this week. The team has a first-round bye for the postseason, but he is expected to be fine for the playoffs.


Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (knee) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, and is expected to play in the team's playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets S Eric Smith (foot) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 3, and is probable for the team's playoff game versus the New England Patriots.

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