NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on August 17, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
PhiladelphiaEagles.com reports Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said the first-team offense will play "approximately a half" in the Friday, Aug. 17, preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. Reid added that QB Donovan McNabb will start the game, but he did not indicate on how long McNabb will play. "I will see how he's doing through the first quarter and see how he does from there," Reid said.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
John Tomase, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will limit the number of practice throws he does this season to try to keep his arm in good shape during the year.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck may not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Mike Spofford, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre said Tuesday, Aug. 14, that it will take some time for him to develop chemistry with the first-team offense. "We have to find and build chemistry every day and each week, and find what plays work and fit the guys that we have running them," said Favre, who added that he was frustrated after taking nine snaps and gaining just 12 yards in the Saturday, Aug. 11, preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

QB | Trent Green | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Edgar Thompson, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins QB Trent Green completed only six of his 15 passes for 60 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
Sal Maiorana, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 12-of-14 passes for 118 yards passing and zero touchdowns in the team's second preseason game Friday, Aug. 10 against the Buffalo Bills.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young was suspended from playing in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11, for violating an unspecified team rule, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.

QB | Joey Harrington | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons QB Joey Harrington completed 6-of-9 passes for 88 yards Friday, Aug. 10, in his first appearance with the Falcons.


Running Back

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (hand) will not play in the team's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders Saturday, Aug. 18.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Steve Corkran, of MediaNews, reports Oakland Raiders RB LaMont Jordan (tooth) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 16.

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber III said he would like to be the Cowboys' starting running back, but he understands his role as the team's third down-and short yeardage back. "Of course you want to (start)," said Barber. "It's a goal of mine. If you are not motivated to start or train yourself like you are going to start, you shouldn't be playing. But you have to know your role. I just try to be ready when they call my name."

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
During an interview with ESPN, Kansas City Chiefs team president, general manager and CEO Carl Peterson said no contract extension with RB Larry Johnson is imminent.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (foot) injured his foot in practice Thursday, Aug. 16, and did not return.

RB | LenDale White | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt and Paul Kuharsky , of the Nashville Tennessean, report Tennessee Titans RB LenDale White (ankle) may not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, against the New England Patriots.

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz said he is optimistic Lions RB Kevin Jones (foot) will return for the team's Sunday, Sept. 9, regular season opener against the Oakland Raiders. "I think we're all optimistic about that," said Martz. "I think Kevin is, too. We'll see. It doesn't mean he is. He's making good progress, and we're all anxious to have him back." Jones is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list with a foot injury.

RB | Thomas Jones | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Thomas Jones (calf) will not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, against the Minnesota Vikings.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
J. Michael Moore, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood (illness) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, with an infection in his stomach. Head coach Bobby Petrino said, "Jerious is feeling better. He's not ready to practice yet, therefore his status for the game is very questionable. I would be surprised if he was ready to play in the game. But he is feeling better and I think they got everything calmed down."

RB | Warrick Dunn | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
J. Michael Moore, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Warrick Dunn (back) will likely not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, according to head coach Bobby Petrino.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (knee) dressed for practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, but participated little.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 14.

RB | Vernand Morency | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB Vernand Morency (knee) "a couple weeks away" from returning to action.

RB | Willie Parker | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said RB Willie Parker (knee) will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Washington Redskins.

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (shoulder) practiced in a red, non-contact jersey Monday, Aug. 13.

RB | Leon Washington | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets RB Leon Washington is taking the reps with the first-string offense while RB Thomas Jones (calf) is on the sidelines.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said rookie RB Brandon Jackson seems to be holding his own after being thrust into a workhorse role due to other running backs being out with injury. "I thought he did OK," Thompson said of Jackson's performance in the preseason. "I thought he ran hard. He was finally able to break some out in the second half." He did note that Jackson dropped the ball, but noted the team is not concerned with it. He also noted he thought Jackson did all right on blitz pickups.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown averaged just one yard per carry during his first preseason game of 2007. Brown rushed for eight yards on eight carries while seeing action in the first half.

RB | DeShaun Foster | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Stan Olson, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers RB DeShaun Foster rushed for 62 yards on five carries in the team's preseason game against the New York Giants. Foster, working behind the team's new zone-blocking technique, was able to show his vision and cutback skills on runs of 9, 15 and 31 yards during the game. Foster was one of the players that team owner Jerry Richardson invited to his lake house in June to encourage to take on a larger leadership role. Foster wasn't ready to say he is one of those leaders yet but said he is a veteran now and has younger players behind him so he is trying to lead by example.

RB | Cedric Benson | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears RB Cedric Benson ran for 23 yards on five carries during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11. He also caught three passes out of the backfield.


Wide Receiver

WR | Javon Walker | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Lee Resizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Javon Walker (knee) injured his knee during practice Thursday, Aug. 16, after falling awkwardly when leaping to make a catch. The injury does not appear to be serious, and Walker plans on playing in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | New England Patriots | Injury News
Albert Breer, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) is expected to play in the team's preseason game against the Tennessee Titans Friday, Aug. 17.

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 preseason game Sunday, Aug. 19, against the Baltimore Ravens.

WR | Roy E. Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Roy E. Williams (hamstring) will be held out of the Saturday, Aug. 18, preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.

WR | Terry Glenn | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Zach Buchanan, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terry Glenn (knee) did not practice Thursday, Aug. 16.

WR | Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Dave Lawrence, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (hamstring) was held out of the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 16.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Simon Samano, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson (leg) participated in afternoon practice Wednesday, Aug. 15.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (undisclosed) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 16.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Tim MacMahon, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens strolled onto the practice field about 20 minutes late Thursday, Aug. 16. When head coach Wade Phillips was questioned about it following practice, he responded with: "We had a player late for practice, and it's been handled. I don't discuss who is, who isn't. You guys find out all that stuff."

WR | Muhsin Muhammad | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears WR Muhsin Muhammad (unknown) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, after taking the Tuesday, Aug. 14, practice off.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Bob Baum, of the Associated Press, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald was moved from the 'X' receiver to the 'Z' receiver when head coach Ken Whisenhunt joined the coaching staff. "There's going to be more things for him to do, but there are also going to be more opportunities for him," said Whisenhunt, who added that he would like to see Fitzgerald working on route running, the depth of routes and running after the catch. "You know he can catch the football, that's been proven, but he can make better separation and make bigger plays." Whisenhunt said. "We've had some of those things show up on the practice field."

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Injury News
Christopher L. Gasper, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss (hamstring) did not participate in evening practice Wednesday, Aug. 15.

WR | Chad Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson (gland) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 13.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins WR Ted Ginn Jr. started at wide receiver in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11, against the Jacksonville Jaguars, replacing injured WR Marty Booker (knee).


Tight End

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (groin, hernia) is "doing well" after suffering a strained groin injury, according to Eagles head coach Andy Reid. Smith's injury is not related to the sports hernia surgery he had in May, as Reid said the medical staff has "double-checked and triple-checked" to make sure everything was "intact."

TE | Eric Johnson | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
Brett Martel, of The Associated Press, reports New Orleans Saints TE Eric Johnson has been seeing plenty of passes near the end zone during training camp. Johnson has become a popular target for QB Drew Brees near the end zone, and Johnson has caught most of the passes during practices.

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Washington Times reports Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley was forced to stay next to OT Stephon Heyer to help block during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11. With OT Chris Samuels (knee) out, Heyer started at left tackle. Cooley stayed on the line to help block and did not have any passes thrown to him during the first half.


Place Kicker

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson (hamstring) will be held out of the Saturday, Aug. 18, preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.

PK | Lawrence Tynes | New York Giants | Injury News
Arthur Staple, of New York Newsday, reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (calf) missed practice Monday, Aug. 13. Tynes apparently strained the calf in his plant leg on one of the extra points during the team's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Saturday, Aug. 11.

PK | Jeff Wilkins | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams PK Jeff Wilkins sat out the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 10.

PK | Nick Folk | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Mac Engel, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports the Dallas Cowboys are hoping PK Nick Folk will win the starting job over PK Martin Gramatica. "They want to settle it down for a guy to be here for 10 or 12 years. I'm trying to do that," said Folk. The team would carry both place kickers if necessary, but would prefer to not use two roster spots on the same position.


Defensive Line

DL | Bryant Young | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers DE Bryant Young (back) will not play in the team's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders Saturday, Aug. 18.

DL | Ian Scott | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles OT Ian Scott (knee) has not responded well to treatment for a swollen left knee and will miss the Friday, Aug. 17, preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, according to Eagles head coach Andy Reid. "He's got soreness in there, and he's had a bunch of different people look at him," said Reid. "He practiced a little bit the last couple days on the scout team and tested the knee out." Reid said he is hopeful that Scott can return for the Sunday, Aug. 26, preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

DL | John McCargo | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills DL John McCargo (ankle) is considered a game-time decision for the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, versus the Atlanta Falcons, however head coach Dick Jauron believes McCargo may play.

DL | Julius Peppers | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers DE Julius Peppers (illness) did not take part in practice Thursday, Aug. 16. Head coach John Fox was not sure if he would travel to Philadelphia for the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17.

DL | Jarvis Moss | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos DE Jarvis Moss (knee) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 16.

DL | Simeon Rice | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Jim Wyatt and Paul Kuharsky , of the Nashville Tennessean, report Tennessee Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt have talked briefly with the agent for unrestricted free agent DE Simeon Rice (Buccaneers), but the team is still evaluating Rice.

DL | Chike Okeafor | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals LB Chike Okeafor (biceps) recently had successful surgery on his torn biceps. Okeafor will remain on the active roster, but will likely miss the 2007 season.

DL | Jesse Mahelona | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt and Paul Kuharsky, of the Nashville Tennessean, report Tennessee Titans DL Jesse Mahelona (hamstring) participated in afternoon practice Tuesday, Aug. 14.

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 team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, against the New York Jets.

DL | Aaron Kampman | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DE Aaron Kampman (knee) did not participate in morning practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, because he only practices once a day.

DL | Jason Babin | Houston Texans | Injury News
Will Flaherty, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Houston Texans DE Jason Babin (calf) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 14.

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants DE Justin Tuck (foot) did not participate in morning practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, but will work during the team's evening practice.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (hip) did not participate in morning practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, but will work during the team's evening practice.

DL | Isaac Sopoaga | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit
John Crumpacker, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports San Francisco 49ers DT Isaac Sopoaga is taking the place of DT Aubrayo Franklin (knee), who is sidelined for the rest of the preseason.

DL | Mike Rucker | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox said that DE Mike Rucker's (knee) rehab has been "excellent," and Rucker has had no setbacks. Fox said that he expects Rucker to be ready to go by the end of the preseason.

DL | Marcus Tubbs | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DT Marcus Tubbs (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 12.

DL | Aaron Schobel | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills DE Aaron Schobel (hamstring) did not play in the team's preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 10, because of a hamstring injury. The team believes the injury is not serious.


Linebacker

LB | Teddy Lehman | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Teddy Lehman (shoulder) will be held out of the Saturday, Aug. 18, preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.

LB | Scott Fujita | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Dave Lawrence, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports New Orleans Saints LB Scott Fujita (heel) was held out of the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 16.

LB | LeRoy Hill | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Clare Farnsworth, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports Seattle Seahawks LB LeRoy Hill (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Aug. 18.

LB | Lawrence Timmons | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Bob Labriola, of Steelers.com, reports Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said LB Lawrence Timmons (groin) will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Washington Redskins.

LB | Adalius Thomas | New England Patriots | Injury News
Christopher L. Gasper, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots LB Adalius Thomas (undisclosed) did not participate in evening practice Wednesday, Aug. 15.

LB | Joey Porter | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

LB | Abdul Hodge | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers LB Abdul Hodge (knee) did not participate in morning practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, because he only practices once a day.

LB | Nick Barnett | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers LB Nick Barnett (back) did not participate in morning practice Tuesday, Aug. 14.

LB | Willie McGinest | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Jeff Walcoff, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (back) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Detroit Lions.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 13. It was the first time he practiced since Monday, Aug. 6.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox said that LB Jon Beason was a little behind because of his holdout, but he's active and has been very productive thus far.

LB | Clark Haggans | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (ribs) was scratched from the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11. LB Clark Haggans started at right outside linebacker.

LB | Paul Posluszny | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills LB Paul Posluszny played at middle linebacker with the second unit during the team's preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 10.


Cornerback

CB | Walt Harris | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Walt Harris (calf) will not play in the team's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders Saturday, Aug. 18.

CB | Deshea Townsend | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers CB Deshea Townsend worked with the first-team defense during practice Thursday, Aug. 16.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (abdomen) will play in the Friday, Aug. 17, preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, according to Eagles head coach Andy Reid. However, Reid would not say how many plays he would be available for. "It won't be very many," Reid said. "He'll go out and take a shot at it."

CB | Will D. Allen | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins CB Will D. Allen (leg) will likely play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Transaction
The NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports the New York Jets have agreed to a six-year contract worth $36 million with first-round pick CB Darrelle Revis. Revis will report to the team's training camp Thursday, Aug. 16.

CB | Deltha O'Neal | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Deltha O'Neal (foot) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 15.

CB | Keiwan Ratliff | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Keiwan Ratliff (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 15.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
The NFL Network reports Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (back) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 14.

CB | Nick Harper | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans CB Nick Harper (dental) did not participate in morning practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, because he was getting a root canal.

CB | Von Hutchins | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Updating a previous report, John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans CB Von Hutchins will likely start at free safety this season.


Strong Safety

SS | Nate Salley | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers S Nate Salley (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17.

SS | Donovin Darius | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports Oakland Raiders SS Donovin Darius (calf) injured his calf Thursday, Aug. 16, and does not know if he will be able to play in the team's preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Saturday, Aug. 18.

SS | Jordan Babineaux | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Clare Farnsworth, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Jordan Babineaux (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Aug. 18.

SS | Glenn Earl | Houston Texans | Injury News
Updating previous items, Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports Houston Texans SS Glenn Earl (foot) will miss the 2007 season with a Lisfranc sprain to his left foot suffered during the team's preseason opener. Earl will undergo surgery Tuesday, Aug. 14, and will be placed on Injured Reserve. He faces a rehabilitation of 9-12 months.

SS | Sabby Piscitelli | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Sabby Piscitelli (hamstring) returned to practiced Sunday, Aug. 12. He should play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18.

SS | Donte Whitner | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills SS Donte Whitner (abdomen) did not play in the team's preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 10.


Free Safety

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports there is a decent chance Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (Achilles') will be able to play in the Sunday, Aug. 26, preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Eagles head coach Andy Reid. "Unless there's a setback, he should have a shot," said Reid.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Phillip B. Wilson, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (shoulder) will not play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 20, against the Chicago Bears, but should begin practicing sometime next week.

FS | Eric Weddle | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Simon Samano, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers FS Eric Weddle (ankle) practiced Tuesday, Aug. 14.

FS | Ken Hamlin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys FS Ken Hamlin (head) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 13, after being held out of practice last week. Hamlin said he expects to play in the Saturday, Aug. 18, preseason game against the Denver Broncos.

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