NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on August 10, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Mike Wobschall, of Vikings.com, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said QB Tarvaris Jackson will start in the team's first preseason game Friday, Aug. 10.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Teresa Varley, of Steelers.com, reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 9.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo completed 10-of-11 passes with 97 yards passing and no touchdowns in the Thursday, Aug. 9, preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts.

QB | Rex Grossman | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
John Mullin, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears QB Rex Grossman said his goals for the 2007 season are to end questions about his consistency and to win the Super Bowl.

QB | Jay Cutler | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Mike Klis and Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Jay Cutler (wrist) has been dealing with a mild case of wrist tendinitis during training camp. Cutler has continued to practice wearing a soft brace around his right, throwing wrist.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Josh Wheeling, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 6, because of a sore knee.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Megan Manfull and Dale Robertson, of the Houston Chronicle, report Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub said he feels more comfortable with the Texans' offense. "I've made some good progress. We've got most of the playbook in and all the situations covered. But we've got a good sense of urgency about everything. In another week, we'll be testing ourselves against another team (Chicago). I know we still have a long way to go," Schaub said.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer (knee) practiced during the morning session Monday, Aug. 6. Palmer practiced with a knee brace.


Running Back

RB | Brandon Jackson | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Mike Spofford, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB Brandon Jackson will play at least the first half of the team's first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports, contrary to previous reports, the Detroit Lions said they have not made a decision on whether they will keep RB Kevin Jones (foot) on the Physically Unable to Perform list to begin the regular season. If they do decide to keep Jones on the PUP list, he will have to miss the first six games of the season.

RB | Willie Parker | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (knee) may sit out the team's third preseason game next week.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
John Clayton, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (personal) returned to participate in the team's morning practice, Friday, Aug. 10.

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Injury News
Albert Breer, of the Metrowest Daily News, reports New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (shoulder) will likely not play in the team's preseason opener.

RB | Kenny Irons | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Friday, Aug. 10, that RB Kenny Irons (knee) suffered a season-ending left knee injury during the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 9, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. Lewis said the diagnosis was a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Irons is expected to be ready to participate in offseason activities next year.

RB | Julius Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Dallas Cowboys RB Julius Jones finished with 22 yards rushing on six carries in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 9, against the Indianapolis Colts.

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber III led the team in rushing with 48 yards on 12 carries in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 9, against the Indianapolis Colts. Barber had runs of 16 and 13 yards.

RB | Mike Bell | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos RB Mike Bell worked as the No. 2 running back in practice Thursday, Aug. 9.

RB | Adrian L. Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Kevin Seifert, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian L. Peterson (hip) says he was told he will play Friday, Aug. 10, against the St. Louis Rams. Head coach Brad Childress said Peterson is a game-time decision.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (knee) will travel with the team to see the team's medical consultant Dr. James Andrews for another evaluation on his knee.

RB | Priest Holmes | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Jason King, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Priest Holmes (head, neck) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 8.

RB | Travis Henry | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos RB Travis Henry hopes to have a productive year for the team and believes if he rushes for under 1,500 yards, he would be disappointed. If I don't get over 1,500 yards, it will definitely be a disappointing season for me, and I know it will be for them, too. If I'm running 1,500-plus, that means we're winning games and we're in the playoffs and we're shooting for something big. Anything less, that ain't good enough," Henry said.

RB | Anthony Thomas | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Thomas is expected to start at running back in the team's first preseason game.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Priest Holmes has said he would take the starting job if RB Larry Johnson does not want it. Holmes said, "Somebody has to get the money. Hey, if L.J. wants to leave the money out there, guess I'm going to take it. If he wants to come get it, it's rightfully his to take. He's earned it. But if he chooses not to come back, well, somebody has to take it. Why won't it be me?

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (hand) took part in limited, non-contact work during practice Wednesday, Aug. 8.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders RB LaMont Jordan (back) missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 8. Head coach Lane Kiffin said Jordan would not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.

RB | Warrick Dunn | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
J. Michael Moore, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Warrick Dunn (back) will not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 10.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride feels confident RB Brandon Jacobs can be the starting running back for the team. "Right now you got to say that Brandon is the guy we feel confident in to be the running back to carry the ball 20-25 times a game," Gilbride said.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Casey Pearce, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner will look to involve RB LaDainian Tomlinson in the passing game even more this season. "When you have a guy that is that dangerous in space, you have to find ways to get him the ball out there," Turner said. "LT is such a good route runner and is so good at catching the football that we're going to really use him as much as we can in that area."

RB | Vernand Morency | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Charles Robinson, of Yahoo! Sports, reports Green Bay Packers RB Vernand Morency (knee) is out two to four weeks with a strained knee.

RB | Corey Dillon | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports unrestricted free-agent RB Corey Dillon (Patriots) is planning to retire. "Now the window is closed, there is no doubt in my mind. I haven't announced it publicly, but I will not play football again," Dillon said.

RB | Carnell Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Stephen F. Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would like RB Carnell Williams to become more involved as a receiver in 2007. QB Jeff Garcia had a conversation with Williams about better enabling him to become a franchise running back. Williams said, "When Jeff came in he kind of hinted to me at one of the first offseason workouts to stay alive. He told me if a play ever breaks down that he loves to throw to the back out of the backfield. Him saying that makes me a happy guy."


Fullback

FB | Mike Alstott | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Fred Goodall, of The Associated Press, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed FB Mike Alstott (neck) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season. Alstott has a new injury to his neck and it is not related to the career-threatening injury he had in 2003 that required surgery. Alstott may retire because of the neck injury.


Wide Receiver

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Mike Spofford, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (hip) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 9, and is expected to play in the team's first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.

WR | Chad Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson (foot) started the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 9, versus the Detroit Lions. Johnson had two receptions for 40 yards.

WR | Terry Glenn | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Josh Ellis, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terry Glenn (knee) did not play in the Thursday, Aug. 9, preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall (thigh) says he would like to return to the practice field sometime next week. Marshall will not play in the team's preseason opener.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson caught two passes for 45 yards late in the first half of the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9.

WR | Robert Meachem | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Kevin Held, of WWLTV.com, reports New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (knee) was limping after a play during practice Thursday, Aug. 9. He told reporters he bumped knees with another player and was fine.

WR | Craig Davis | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Casey Pearce, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers WR Craig Davis (back) did not participate in morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 8, but practiced in the evening.

WR | Rod Smith | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) did not participate in morning practice Thursday, Aug. 9.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) will not play in the team's first preseason game, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Burress missed practice Thursday, Aug. 9.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss was not spotted at practice Wednesday, Aug. 8.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Josh Ellis, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens (back) will play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, against the Indianapolis Colts.

WR | Amani Toomer | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said WR Amani Toomer (knee) will not play in the team's first preseason game.

WR | Mike Furrey | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Mike Furrey has lined up as a slot receiver when the team has practiced in four-receiver formations.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (conditioning) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 7.

WR | Patrick Crayton | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys WR Patrick Crayton will start the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 9, against the Indianapolis Colts in place of WR Terry Glenn (knee).

WR | Maurice Stovall | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Maurice Stovall has been listed as the starting wide receiver opposite WR Joey Galloway on the team's first depth chart of training camp.

WR | Brandon Jones | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jessica Hopp and Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, report Tennessee Titans WR Brandon Jones (hamstring) participated in afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 6, after sitting out morning practice.

WR | Arnaz Battle | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
SF49ers.com reports San Francisco 49ers WR Arnaz Battle (knee) missed the team's morning practice Monday, Aug. 6, to rest his knee.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | New England Patriots | Injury News
Updating a previous item, NFL Network reports New England Patriots WR Donte' Stallworth (undisclosed) was removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list and participated in practice Monday, Aug. 6.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Transaction
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Green Bay Packers have signed WR Donald Driver to a one-year contract extension. The extension adds one more year to his previous deal. Driver's contract now runs through the 2010 season. He could earn as much as $11 million in so-called "new money" over its length. In terms of salary and bonuses, Driver will net raises of roughly $1.6 million for 2007 and $1 million each in 2008 and 2009.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Jay Posner, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego WR Vincent Jackson (leg) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 4.

WR | Javon Walker | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Javon Walker (leg) was limited at practice Saturday, Aug. 4.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (illness) did not participate in the team's evening mock game Saturday, Aug. 4.

WR | Troy Williamson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Kevin Seifert, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings WR Troy Williamson (illness) missed practice Saturday, Aug. 4, with an infection.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Kevin Seifert, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice (hamstring) missed practice Saturday, Aug. 4.

WR | Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins director of sports medicine Bubba Tyler is keeping a close eye on WR Santana Moss (groin). He had some discomfort in the groin area, which is a concern because he was hampered by hamstring problems last year and a hip flexor strain during the offseason. Because of compensating for the hip injury, the groin issues returned.

WR | Darrell Jackson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Darrell Jackson (toe) did not practice in the afternoon session Friday, Aug. 3.

WR | Eric Parker | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers announced WR Eric Parker (toe) underwent successful surgery to repair a cracked sesamoid bone near his right big toe. He is expected to miss up to 10 weeks.


Tight End

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said during a press conference TE Jeremy Shockey (leg) will play in the team's first preseason game.

TE | Tony Scheffler | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said during a press conference the MRI done on TE Tony Scheffler (foot) was negative and he should be practicing sometime next week.

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez said he will likely play three more years before he retires.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers are attempting to prevent TE Vernon Davis from hitting the same pitfalls former 49ers WR Terrell Owens, currently with the Dallas Cowboys, hit. Davis is very receptive to hearing cautionary stories from those within the organization. There are questions on how Davis will handle any success he has in the NFL.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers will look to get the ball more to TE Antonio Gates this season. "With a year under my belt it can be more of an understanding," Rivers said. "A couple times (last season) I came off him too soon, trying to be too careful, play by the textbook. I could have maybe cut loose a couple times. He could have caught it. That comes with experience."


Place Kicker

PK | Martin Gramatica | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Martin Gramatica made a 47-yard field goal and looked better in kickoffs than his competitor, Cowboys rookie PK Nick Folk, for the kicking position.

PK | Lawrence Tynes | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (quadriceps) missed practice Monday, Aug. 6, with a tight quadriceps.


Defensive Line

DL | Erasmus James | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Erasmus James (knee) will not play in the team's first preseason game Friday, Aug. 10.

DL | Montae Reagor | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
John Clayton, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles DT Montae Reagor (knee) returned to participate in the team's morning practice, Friday, Aug. 10.

DL | Anthony McFarland | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Indianapolis Colts will attempt to fill DT Anthony McFarland's (knee) roster spot from within the current roster. The Colts are not pursuing any trades for a veteran tackle at this time.

DL | Darren Howard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
John Clayton, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles DE Darren Howard (groin) missed part of practice Thursday, Aug. 9, because of a groin injury. He was able to return for the afternoon session.

DL | Jevon Kearse | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
John Clayton, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles DE Jevon Kearse (knee) missed the team's morning practice Thursday, Aug. 9.

DL | Jarvis Moss | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos DE Jarvis Moss (knee) did some individual drills, but did not participate in team drills during morning practice Thursday, Aug. 9.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said during a press conference DE Osi Umenyiora (hip) will play in the team's first preseason game.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Paul Kuharsky and Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, report Tennessee Titans DT Albert Haynesworth (back) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 8.

DL | Adam Carriker | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams DT Adam Carriker will start at defensive tackle in the team's first preseason game Friday, Aug. 10. Carriker expects to play most of the first half. "Obviously, there's going to be pressure. But ... I'm just going to go out there and do the best I can. And I always plan on doing well. There are going to be plays when you lose and plays when you win. You've just got to win more plays than you lose," Carriker said.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
John Oesher, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts DE Robert Mathis (knee) will not play in the team's first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9.

DL | Will Smith | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Doug Miller, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith (illness) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 7.

DL | Julius Peppers | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Stan Olson, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers DE Julius Peppers (illness) was limited during practice Monday, Aug. 6.

DL | Mike Rucker | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Stan Olson, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (knee) was allowed to skip evening practice Monday, Aug. 6.

DL | Simeon Rice | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Jessica Hopp and Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, report the Tennessee Titans have not entered contract negotiations with unrestricted free-agent DE Simeon Rice (Buccaneers), and are unlikely to sign Rice.

DL | Bryant Young | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
SF49ers.com reports San Francisco 49ers DE Bryant Young (back) miss the team's morning practice Monday, Aug. 6, to nurse a sore back.

DL | Marcus Tubbs | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Marcus Tubbs (knee) did not practice Monday, Aug. 6.

DL | Michael Strahan | New York Giants | Fantasy
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins team management instructed scouts and coaches to put together offseason reports on New York Giants DE Michael Strahan. Team owner Daniel Snyder likes Strahan and if he becomes available the Redskins would be interested in him. The Giants would likely be reluctant to trade him within their division.


Linebacker

LB | Willie McGinest | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said the team is not planning on placing LB Willie McGinest (back) on Injured Reserve.

LB | Greg Ellis | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Josh Ellis, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys LB Greg Ellis (heel) did not play in the Thursday, Aug. 9, preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (neck) did not practice Thursday, Aug. 9.

LB | Na'il Diggs | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers LB Na'il Diggs (thigh) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 9.

LB | Takeo Spikes | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
John Clayton, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Takeo Spikes (back) missed the team's morning practice Thursday, Aug. 9. He was able to return for the afternoon session.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (undisclosed) missed practice Thursday, Aug. 9, for the third consecutive day. He is unlikely to play Saturday, Aug. 11, against the Houston Texans.

LB | Scott Fujita | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Kevin Held, ofWWLTV.com, reports New Orleans Saints LB Scott Fujita (heel) will not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 10.

LB | David Pollack | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB David Pollack (neck) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, against the Detroit Lions.

LB | Carlos Polk | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Casey Pearce, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers LB Carlos Polk (knee) did not participate in evening practice Wednesday, Aug. 8.

LB | Lawrence Timmons | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
John Harris, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons (groin) will likely not play in the team's second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.

LB | Larry Foote | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers LB Larry Foote (ankle) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 8.

LB | Donnie Spragan | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Omar Kelly, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Donnie Spragan has been working with the first-team defense at outside linebacker, taking the place of injured LB Joey Porter (knee).

LB | Joey Porter | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Andy Kent, of MiamiDolphins.com, reports Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter (knee) was not at practice Wednesday, Aug. 8, because he was still traveling back to Florida after undergoing knee surgery. Head coach Cam Cameron said the surgery "went extremely well and now he'll just be working to rehab and we expect him to be back in time for the opener."

LB | Barrett Ruud | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Barrett Ruud (knee) took part in the team's morning walk-through Tuesday, Aug. 6. He sat out the team's afternoon practice.

LB | Abdul Hodge | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Mike Spofford, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers LB Abdul Hodge (finger) took part in practice Monday, Aug. 6.

LB | Dan Cody | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee and Patrick Gutierrez, of the Baltimore Sun, report Baltimore Ravens LB Dan Cody (knee) did not participate in the scrimmage against the Washington Redskins Saturday, Aug. 4.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
ESPNews reports the Carolina Panthers have signed first-round pick LB Jon Beason to a five-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Cornerback

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Mike Spofford, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (hamstring) did not participate in evening practice Thursday, Aug. 9, and head coach Mike McCarthy said Woodson is questionable for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Mike Spofford, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (back) did not participate in evening practice Thursday, Aug. 9, and head coach Mike McCarthy said Harris is questionable for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.

CB | Andre Woolfolk | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Paul Kuharsky and Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, report Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said he does not expect CB Andre Woolfolk (hamstring) to play in the team's first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.

CB | DeMario Minter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns CB DeMario Minter (foot) will not play in the team's first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.

CB | Samari Rolle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Samari Rolle (head) participated in practice Friday, Aug. 10.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
John Clayton, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (oblique) did not participate in the team's morning practice, Friday, Aug. 10.

CB | Andre Dyson | New York Jets | Injury News
Dave Hutchinson, of the Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets CB Andre Dyson (leg) will start the team's preseason opener.

CB | Justin Miller | New York Jets | Injury News
Updating a previous item, Dave Hutchinson, of the Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets CB Justin Miller (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason opener.

CB | Aaron Ross | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants CB Aaron Ross (glute) will not play in the team's first preseason game, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Ross missed practice Thursday, Aug. 9.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Kevin Goheen, of the Cincinnati Post, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph (foot) will not play in the team's first preseason game.


Strong Safety

SS | Donte Whitner | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills SS Donte Whitner (abdomen) was scheduled to travel with the team for their preseason opener but may still not play in the game.

SS | Gibril Wilson | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants S Gibril Wilson (back) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 7. He left practice early Monday, Aug. 6, because of back spasms.

SS | Sabby Piscitelli | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Sabby Piscitelli has been slotted at strong safety on the team's first depth chart of training camp.

SS | Tanard Jackson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Tanard Jackson has been slotted at free safety on the team's first depth chart of training camp.


Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (ankle) participated in practice Friday, Aug. 10.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
John Clayton, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (Achilles') did not participate in the team's morning practice, Friday, Aug. 10.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
John Oesher, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (shoulder) will not play in the team's first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9.

FS | Mike Minter | Retired | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers FS Mike Minter (knee) officially announced his retirement Tuesday, Aug. 7. "I've thought about it long and hard. It's been a great 10 years in the NFL. I could not have spent it at a better place than Carolina with an owner like Jerry Richardson. I don't want to be at 80 or 85 percent but want to be remembered as a player who always played at 100 percent," Minter said.

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