NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on January 12, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

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, Jan. 12, and will play against the San Diego Chargers this weekend. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

QB | Trent Green | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle is expected to be the starter next season, or more likely the top backup who would get a quick promotion if the regular falters. QB Trent Green played poorly last year, while QB Damon Huard is a free agent and only one of them will likely be back. Croyle is expected to be the starter by the 2008 season, at the very latest.

QB | Damon Huard | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle is expected to be the starter next season, or more likely the top backup who would get a quick promotion if the regular falters. QB Trent Green played poorly last year, while QB Damon Huard is a free agent and only one of them will likely be back. Croyle is expected to be the starter by the 2008 season, at the very latest.

QB | Brodie Croyle | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle is expected to be the starter next season, or more likely the top backup who would get a quick promotion if the regular falters. QB Trent Green played poorly last year, while QB Damon Huard is a free agent and only one of them will likely be back. Croyle is expected to be the starter by the 2008 season, at the very latest.


Running Back

RB | Adrian Peterson | NCAA | Draft Information, Fantasy
CNNSI.com reports Oklahoma RB Adrian Peterson is unsure whether he will declare for the 2007 NFL Draft or return to Oklahoma for his senior season. "I have spent the last few days considering my options...The facts are that I have not hired any representation and I have not declared for the draft," Peterson said in a statement released Thursday, Jan. 11, by Oklahoma. The deadline for juniors to enter the draft is Monday, Jan. 15.

RB | Kevan Barlow | New York Jets | Fantasy
Dave Hutchinson, of the Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow is hoping to get a second chance with the team after failing to impress last season. "Last year was a learning experience," said Barlow. "I got traded just before the season and that was tough. I was playing under my fifth offensive coordinator in five years. I know I can play in this league. I really want to come back and play for a coach like Eric Mangini. He's going to be a great coach in this league and I want to be a part of it. He treated me great. I not only loved playing for him but I also liked him as a person. He's very sincere, very genuine. He's a man of his word." Barlow rushed for a career-low 370 yards on 131 carries, although he did have six touchdowns. He also said he felt like he was playing on "one leg" all season after undergoing knee surgery in May 2006.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (chest) practiced Thursday, Jan. 11, and is expected to play in the team's upcoming postseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (knee) practiced Thursday, Jan. 11, and is probable for the team's upcoming postseason game against the New Orleans Saints.

RB | Correll Buckhalter | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Thomas Tapeh (knee) missed practice Thursday, Jan. 11, and is questionable for the team's upcoming postseason game against the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Andy Reid believes Tapeh will be able to play. RB Correll Buckhalter would play if fullback if Tapeh is unable to participate in the game.

RB | Darius Walker | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
The Associated Press reports Notre Dame RB Darius Walker will skip his senior season and enter the 2007 NFL Draft.


Fullback

FB | Heath Evans | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots FB Heath Evans (shin) missed a portion of practice Friday, Jan. 12, but he should play against the San Diego Chargers this weekend. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

FB | Jason McKie | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears FB Jason McKie (ankle) practiced Friday, Jan. 12, and is expected to play in the team's playoff game this week. McKie is listed as questionable.

FB | Thomas Tapeh | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Thomas Tapeh (knee) missed practice Thursday, Jan. 11, and is questionable for the team's upcoming postseason game against the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Andy Reid believes Tapeh will be able to play. RB Correll Buckhalter would play if fullback if Tapeh is unable to participate in the game.


Wide Receiver

WR | D.J. Hackett | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR D.J. Hackett (ankle) did not practice Friday, Jan. 12, and it is unlikely he will play in the team's game against the Chicago Bears this weekend. He is listed as doubtful 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) did not practice Friday, Jan. 12, and will be a game-time decision for the team's playoff game against the Chicago Bears this weekend. Even if Jackson does play, it will likely only be in a limited capacity. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

WR | Joe Horn | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports New Orleans Saints WR Joe Horn (groin) may not play this week, and if he does, he may not be effective. He is considered very questionable for the team's playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

WR | Torry Holt | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
The Detroit Lions announced Friday, Jan. 12, WR Roy E. Williams has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster in place of St. Louis Rams WR Torry Holt (knee).

WR | Roy E. Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury News
The Detroit Lions announced Friday, Jan. 12, WR Roy E. Williams has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster in place of St. Louis Rams WR Torry Holt (knee).

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
ESPN.com reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens (finger) had successful surgery Thursday, Jan. 11, in Miami to repair a torn tendon in his right ring finger. Owens played with the injury for most of this season even though he risked permanent damage. "The doctor is very optimistic," Owens told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram regarding the surgery. "I am happy I had the surgery. I am happy with the news he gave me that I will return to 100 percent."

WR | Ricky Proehl | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts WR Ricky Proehl (hamstring) missed practice Thursday, Jan. 11, and is out for the team's upcoming postseason game against the Baltimore Ravens.


Tight End

TE | Benjamin Watson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (ankle) missed a portion of practice Friday, Jan. 12, but he should play against the San Diego Chargers this weekend. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agency News
Updating a previous item, Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez's new contract is expected to include $16 million in bonus money and average more than $6 million per year. The lone sticking point left is the structure of the deal and how much of the money is back-loaded and how much is put into the first three years of the contract. Gonzalez has until 4 p.m. EST Friday, Jan. 12, to send in a letter to the league voiding his contract in order to become an unrestricted free agent.


Defensive Line

DL | Jacques Cesaire | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers DL Jacques Cesaire (knee) did not practice Friday, Jan. 12, and is not expected to play in the team's playoff game against the New England Patriots this weekend. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Luis Castillo | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers DL Luis Castillo (ankle) practiced Friday, Jan. 12, and is expected to play in the team's playoff game against the New England Patriots this weekend. He is listed as probable 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, Jan. 12, and is expected to play against the San Diego Chargers this weekend. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DE Robert Mathis (hip) practiced Thursday, Jan. 11, and is expected to play in the team's upcoming postseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

DL | Alex Brown | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears DE Alex Brown (illness) practiced Thursday, Jan. 11, and was removed from the team's injury report.

DL | Kenderick Allen | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Mike Spofford, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers DT Kenderick Allen (foot) is about to enter the final rehabilitation stages for his foot. Allen will begin running and hopefully begin football-specific drills in February. The team hopes he will be back to full strength by the time the team begins their offseason conditioning program March 19.

DL | Robert Geathers | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals have announced they have officially signed DE Robert Geathers to a six-year extension. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Linebacker

LB | Mike Vrabel | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots LB Mike Vrabel (back) practiced Friday, Jan. 12, and is expected to play against the San Diego Chargers this weekend. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

LB | David Pollack | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Cincinnati Bengals LB David Pollack (neck), who underwent surgery Jan. 3 to repair his neck fracture, issued a statement about his possible football future. "I haven't given up on the possibility of playing football again, but any decision on that is a way down the road," Pollack said. "My recovery is not complete. I've got a ton of work to do with doctors and trainers, and my neck just has to finish healing. We're going to take all of that one day at a time."

LB | Gary Brackett | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (ankle) practiced Thursday, Jan. 11, and is expected to play in the team's upcoming postseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. 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 Thursday, Jan. 11, and is probable for the team's upcoming postseason game against the New Orleans Saints.

LB | Adalius Thomas | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Adalius Thomas (ankle) practiced Thursday, Jan. 11, and will start the team's upcoming postseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.


Cornerback

CB | Marcus Trufant | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant (ankle) did not practice Friday, Jan. 12, and will not play in the team's playoff game against the Chicago Bears this weekend.

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, Jan. 12, and is expected to play against the San Diego Chargers this weekend. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (back) practiced Friday, Jan. 12, and is expected to play in the team's playoff game this week. Tillman is listed as questionable.

CB | Adam Jones | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans CB Adam Jones was scheduled to appear in a Murfreesboro courtroom Thursday, Jan. 11, on charges stemming from his arrest Aug. 25, 2006. Jones was charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

CB | Nick Harper | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper (ankle) practiced Thursday, Jan. 11, and is expected to play in the team's upcoming postseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (elbow) is out for the team's upcoming postseason game against the New Orleans Saints. Sheppard appeared hopeful to play next week if the Eagles are able to advance.

CB | Joey Thomas | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agency News
Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed free agent CB Joey Thomas (Saints) to a future contract.


Strong Safety

SS | Todd Johnson | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears SS Chris Harris will start at strong safety for the team's playoff game this week in place of SS Todd Johnson (ankle).

SS | Chris Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears SS Chris Harris will start at strong safety for the team's playoff game this week in place of SS Todd Johnson (ankle).

SS | Omar Stoutmire | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints S Omar Stoutmire (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 11, and is questionable for the team's upcoming postseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

SS | Michael Lewis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles SS Michael Lewis (knee) practiced Thursday, Jan. 11, and is probable for the team's upcoming postseason game against the New Orleans Saints.


Free Safety

FS | Bhawoh Jue | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers FS Bhawoh Jue (knee) practiced Friday, Jan. 12, and is expected to play in the team's playoff game against the New England Patriots this weekend. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

FS | Harrison Smith | Free Agent Players | Transaction
USAToday.com reports the Pittsburgh Steelers signed FS Harrison Smith to a reserve/future contract Friday, Jan. 12.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (knee) practiced Thursday, Jan. 11, and is expected to play in the team's upcoming postseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

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