NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on January 8, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Mark Brunell | Washington Redskins | Injury News
SportsTicker reports Washington Redskins QB Mark Brunell (shoulder) underwent surgery Monday, Jan. 8, to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) is expected to practice this week and play in the team's playoff game.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
ESPNews reports LSU QB JaMarcus Russell will enter the 2007 NFL Draft.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots WR Jabar Gaffney caught eight passes for 104 yards during the team's wild card victory over the New York Jets Sunday, Jan. 7. QB Tom Brady was 22-of-34 for 212 yards with two touchdowns.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Dallas Cowboys lost their wild-card game 21-20 to the Seattle Seahawks. QB Tony Romo botched the hold on a 19-yard field goal attempt with 1:19 left in the game, forcing him to scramble left. He was tackled at the 2-yard line, giving the Seahawks the victory and the chance to play again next week. Romo was 17-of-29 for 189 yards with one touchdown during the game. "It hurts real bad right now. I cost the Dallas Cowboys a playoff win. That's going to sit with me a long time. I don't know if I've ever felt this low," he said after the game.

QB | Trent Green | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Kansas City Chiefs' offense struggled against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 6, during the Chiefs 23-8 wild-card loss. The Chiefs managed just 16 total yards and no first downs during the first half of their season-ending defeat. QB Trent Green was 14-fo-24 for 107 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions while getting sacked four times. RB Larry Johnson managed just 32 yards on 13 carries and caught five passes for another 29 yards.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning was shaky during the team's 23-8 wild-card victory over the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Jan. 6. Manning was 30-of-38 for 268 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. The Colts will face the Baltimore Ravens next week.


Running Back

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (shin) will play in the team's playoff game this week after suffering a shin injury versus the Dallas Cowboys. Alexander limped off the field after being kicked in the shin but returned to the game.

RB | Curtis Martin | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Curtis Martin (knee) said Monday, Jan. 8, he realizes his playing career is nearing an end. "I've come to grips that my career is probably over," Martin said. Martin, however, added that he has made no definite plans yet regarding his immediate future. "I don't know yet. I doubt if I'll be able to play, but we'll see."

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles OL Brian Westbrook (illness) is feeling better now than he did during the team's first-round playoff matchup. Westbrook came down with an illness during the game but was still able to play the entire contest.

RB | Tony Fisher | St. Louis Rams | Free Agency News
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams RB Tony Fisher will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

RB | Stephen Davis | St. Louis Rams | Free Agency News
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams RB Stephen Davis will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Kansas City Chiefs' offense struggled against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 6, during the Chiefs 23-8 wild-card loss. The Chiefs managed just 16 total yards and no first downs during the first half of their season-ending defeat. QB Trent Green was 14-fo-24 for 107 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions while getting sacked four times. RB Larry Johnson managed just 32 yards on 13 carries and caught five passes for another 29 yards.


Fullback

FB | Jason McKie | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears FB Jason McKie (ankle) dressed for the team's practice Monday, Jan. 8, but performed only some light work on the side and did not participate in team drills. McKie hopes to practice Wednesday, Jan. 10, but is questionable.


Wide Receiver

WR | D.J. Hackett | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR D.J. Hackett (ankle) could miss the team's playoff game this week after suffering a sprained ankle versus the Dallas Cowboys.

WR | Darrell Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Updating a previous item, Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Darrell Jackson (toe) will practice some this week and is expected to play in the team's playoff game, according to head coach Mike Holmgren.

WR | Calvin Johnson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
ESPNews reports Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson will enter the NFL Draft.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (jaw) left the wild card game Sunday, Jan. 7, with a jaw injury.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (quadriceps) is expected to play Saturday, Jan. 13, in the team's divisional playoff game.

WR | Sidney Rice | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
The Associated Press reports South Carolina WR Sidney Rice will give up his final two seasons of college eligibility and enter the 2007 NFL Draft.

WR | Jabar Gaffney | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots WR Jabar Gaffney caught eight passes for 104 yards during the team's wild card victory over the New York Jets Sunday, Jan. 7. QB Tom Brady was 22-of-34 for 212 yards with two touchdowns.

WR | Kevin Curtis | St. Louis Rams | Free Agency News
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams WR Kevin Curtis will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.


Tight End

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agency News
Sam Mellinger, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez's tenure with the team may be coming to an end. Gonzalez will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. "It's been 10 years now, for me, leaving here disappointed," Gonzalez said. "I'll never get used to it, and I never want to. But after 10 years, you start to say to yourself, 'This is something that's got to change.' That's what they pay us for, to win games, to go to the Super Bowl. If we can't get it done, something's got to change. I'm looking forward to change this offseason."

TE | Dallas Clark | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark (knee) is expected to play Saturday, Jan. 13, in the team's divisional playoff game.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reports New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) will start the team's postseason game Sunday, Jan .7, against the Philadelphia Eagles.


Defensive Line

DL | Renaldo Wynn | Washington Redskins | Injury News
SportsTicker reports Washington Redskins DE Renaldo Wynn (elbow) will undergo surgery on his right elbow within the next week.

DL | Jacques Cesaire | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers DE Jacques Cesaire (knee) will not try to practice until later in the week and appears to be doubtful for the team's playoff game this week.

DL | Luis Castillo | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers DE Luis Castillo (ankle) is expected to practice this week and play in the team's playoff game.

DL | Jamaal Anderson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
The Associated Press reports Arkansas DE Jamaal Anderson will skip his final year of college eligibility and enter the 2007 NFL Draft.

DL | Jason Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
ESPN.com reports Miami Dolphins DE Jason Taylor will return to the team in 2007. Taylor ended speculation that he might retire from football and said, "If [the new coach will] have me, I'll be back in Miami."

DL | Vince Wilfork | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Felger, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (ankle) will be ready to go for the team's playoff game versus the New York Jets.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Alan Branch | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
ESPNews reports Michigan DL Alan Branch will enter the 2007 NFL Draft.


Linebacker

LB | Rocky McIntosh | Washington Redskins | Injury News
SportsTicker reports Washington Redskins LB Rocky McIntosh (knee) had successful surgery on his right knee last week.

LB | Marcus Washington | Washington Redskins | Injury News
SportsTicker reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (elbow) had successful surgery on his left elbow last week. Washington is also expected to undergo an arthroscopy on his left hip later this month.

LB | Randall Godfrey | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers LB Randall Godfrey (hamstring) is expected to practice this week and play in the team's playoff game.


Cornerback

CB | Marcus Trufant | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant (ankle) will not play in the team's playoff game this week.

CB | Darrelle Revis | NCAA | Draft Information
Pittsburgh CB Darrelle Revis will enter the NFL Draft.

CB | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears CB Devin Hester (calf) participated in practice Monday, Jan. 8, and remained after practice catching punts with special teams coordinator Dave Toub.

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (back) returned to practice Monday, Jan. 8.

CB | Roderick Hood | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Roderick Hood will start in place of injured CB Lito Sheppard (elbow) in the team's divisional playoff game this week versus the New Orleans Saints.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (elbow) is definitely out for the team's upcoming playoff game and could miss further action as well. It is unclear if he could return for the NFC Championship game if the team makes it that far.

CB | Travis Daniels | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Greg Bedard, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins CB Travis Daniels (ankle) recently underwent surgery on his right ankle.

CB | Nick Harper | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (ankle) is expected to play Saturday, Jan. 13, in the team's divisional playoff game.

CB | Travis Fisher | St. Louis Rams | Free Agency News
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams CB Travis Fisher will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.


Strong Safety

SS | Todd Johnson | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears SS Todd Johnson (ankle) practiced Monday, Jan. 8, and should start in the team's playoff game this week.

SS | Lamont Thompson | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans SS Lamont Thompson was released from hospital Saturday, Jan. 6. Thompson experienced dehydration and flu-like symptoms when arriving at Baptist Hospital late Friday, Jan. 5. Thompson received intravenous fluids and remained hospitalized until doctors released him Saturday, according to a team official.


Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (knee) is expected to play Saturday, Jan. 13, in the team's divisional playoff game.

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