NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on August 24, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (personal) was in practice Friday, Aug. 24.

QB | Jon Kitna | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz said he has been very happy with the way QB Jon Kitna (back) has played during the preseason. While Kitna will be a game-time decision for their next preseason game, Martz said he would like to see him play a quarter or so if he is able to.

QB | Michael Vick | Atlanta Falcons | Breaking News
ESPNews reports the NFL has suspended Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick indefinitely without pay.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
Doug Miller, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 17-of-19 passes for 182 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said during a press conference QB Donovan McNabb (knee) will play the first half in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

QB | Derek Anderson | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson said he feels he still has the chance to start in the regular season opener Sunday, Sept. 9. "I feel like I do (have a chance). I just have to control the huddle, move the ball, have a good game this week. Score some points. That would be nice," Anderson said.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders QB Daunte Culpepper has been taking most of the snaps with the starters this week in practice. Head coach Lane Kiffin said that Culpepper, who was named the starter for the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 24, against the St. Louis Rams, is excited about the opportunity.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Jerry McDonald, of insidebayarea.com, reports Oakland Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell's agents and negotiators from the Raiders met face-to-face Monday, Aug. 20, as they tried to come to terms on a contract.

QB | Brady Quinn | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
George M. Thomas, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns QB Brady Quinn believes he still has an opportunity to be the starting quarterback when the team begins the regular season Sunday, Sept. 9, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. ''I would never say never. I think it is still somewhat of a competition. Even though the starter has been announced for this game, I think guys are still competing, still trying to show what they can do. The roster hasn't been set, and this isn't Week 1 yet for the NFL. We have two weeks left of hard work in our camp, and we'll see where things go from there,'' Quinn said.

QB | Jason Campbell | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell (knee) remains doubtful for the Saturday, Aug. 25, preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. Campbell said he tried to run on the knee during practice Tuesday, Aug. 21, and said "it wasn't where I thought it would be."

QB | Brodie Croyle | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle appeared to be stepping up in the competition to take over as the team's starting quarterback. Further helping his cause is that QB Damon Huard (leg) is bothered by a sore calf, which is forcing him to miss practice time. Croyle will start the team's next preseason game, versus the New Orleans Saints, and play the entire first half or possibly into the third quarter. Nothing the Chiefs have seen from Croyle so far have soured them on him.

QB | Rex Grossman | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears QB Rex Grossman was 9-for-11 for 59 yards and finished with a quarterback rating of 51.1 in the team's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Aug. 20. He fumbled three times, including twice during snaps, threw an interception deep in Bears territory and was sacked once. He ended up with minus-1 yards rushing on two carries, but he did score on a 1-yard run. Grossman blamed the fumbles on crowd noise and sweaty hands. "Quarterback-center exchanges, we need to be beyond that," Bears head coach Lovie Smith said. "But we'll get past that... We haven't had a problem with that, and we won't in the future." Grossman was still confident. "I promise you it won't be a problem," he said. "It won't happen again."

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning was 5-for-8 for 97 yards in the team's preseason game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Aug. 20. He led the offense to one touchdown in a total of 16 plays. A couple of drops possibly kept Manning from posting better overall statistics.

QB | Charlie Frye | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns QB Charlie Frye will start the Browns' third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Denver Broncos. It could be a sign that Frye has taken the lead in the battle with QB Derek Anderson for the starting job. QB Brady Quinn remains a factor as well.

QB | Trent Green | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Miami Dolphins have named QB Trent Green the team's starter for this season. Green beat out QB Cleo Lemon for the job. "We're at a point where we need to start putting this offense together and the number one thing our offense needs is leadership," Cameron said. "Trent brings that, but I do believe Cleo's time is coming and he's got a lot of room for growth."

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has made better decisions on the field this year and appears to like the changes made to the team's offense.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said he sees QB Tarvaris Jackson every day in practice so he has a "decent idea" what he is capable of. In regards to seeing more out of him in preseason games, Childress said they will continue to script plays but they are not looking to see him throw it 50 times. He said Jackson will probably start their next preseason game.

QB | Steve McNair | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens QB Steve McNair 5-for-8 for 29 yards and an interception in the team's preseason game with the New York Giants Sunday, Aug. 19. The pick came when McNair threw into double coverage.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants QB Eli Manning was 10-for-13 for 114 yards and a touchdown in the team's preseason game with the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Aug. 19.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck was held out of the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Green Bay Packers.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre led the team to 17 points on their first four drives Saturday, Aug. 18. Favre said he felt the team executed better than they had in their previous preseason game, when they did not manage a single first down with Favre under center.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers hit 9-of-13 passes for 82 yards and a touchdown pass to WR Vincent Jackson during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, versus the St. Louis Rams.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars QB Byron Leftwich completed 6-of-12 passes for 81 yards during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18. He was 2-of-6 for 12 yards in three series against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first-team defense. Leftiwch played after most of the Buccaneers' starters were lifted.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart completed all seven of his pass attempts for 70 yards and one touchdown in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Houston Texans.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub completed 9-of-12 passes for 108 yards and zero touchdowns in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Arizona Cardinals. Schaub also ran for a touchdown during the game.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young was pounded by the New England Patriots' defense Friday, Aug. 17. He was sacked four times. Young was 5-of-17 for 102 yards and ran four times for 9 yards.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington threw two touchdown passes Friday, Aug. 17. The only problem was they were on interceptions by the Minnesota Vikings' defense, which were returned for scores. He finished the game with 40 yards passing on 7-of-10 passing attempts.

QB | J.P. Losman | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills QB J.P. Losman hit 7-of-13 passes for 78 yards during the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17. The Bills' starters managed just three first downs even though they were given the entire first half to find chemistry and managed just a field goal.


Running Back

RB | T.J. Duckett | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz said he is very pleased with the way RB T.J. Duckett played in their last preseason game. He noted Duckett caught the ball well, too, which was previously a question the team had about him.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Craig Custance, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood (illness) took one-third of his usual workload in practice Friday, Aug. 24, and he is expected to play in the team's game Monday, Aug. 27. Norwood will increase his role in practice Saturday, Aug. 25.

RB | Warrick Dunn | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
J. Michael Moore, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Warrick Dunn (back) is expected to play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 27, against the Cincinnati Bengals.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
Doug Miller, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush rushed for 51 yards on six carries and zero touchdowns in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
SF49ers.com reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan said RB Frank Gore (hand) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Chicago Bears.

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones (foot) could go on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

RB | Priest Holmes | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Priest Holmes (neck) could go on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

RB | LenDale White | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Teresa M. Walker, of The Associated Press, reports Tennessee Titans RB LenDale White will likely start at running back in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 24, against the Buffalo Bills.

RB | Thomas Jones | New York Jets | Injury News
Colin Stephenson, of the Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets RB Thomas Jones (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson said he is not sure if he will be ready to go at full speed in the team's regular season opener Sunday, Sept. 9. "It all depends on how I'm feeling. Of course, the adrenaline takes over. You're excited about playing. So we'll see. It all depends on what type of game we'll get ourselves into. It will come in due time. My legs are as fresh as can be right now. It will all help me when it comes to the last week of the season," Johnson said.

RB | Chris Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said there is a possibility RB Chris Perry (ankle, shin) will start the season on the active roster and not on the Physicially Unable to Perform list.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21, but he is still only running in a straight line.

RB | Vernand Morency | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
PackersNews.com reports Green Bay Packers RB Vernand Morency (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

RB | Travis Henry | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos RB Travis Henry (knee) will not play in the team's third preseason game, which means he will not suit up again until Week 1 of the regular season. He is dealing with a sprained left knee.

RB | Mike Bell | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos RB Mike Bell (shoulder) will miss two weeks due to a sprained shoulder. Due to the missed time, he could lose out on his battle for the team's No. 2 running back position.

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Robert Lee, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he expects RB Laurence Maroney (shoulder) to play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 24, against the Carolina Panthers. "He's made steady progress," Belichick said. Maroney, as reported, went through full workouts Monday, Aug. 20, after shedding his red, non-contact jersey. He has said all preseason long he has been ready and willing for full contact but the coaching staff held him back to prevent injury and to keep his legs fresh.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
ESPN reports Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai has spent time working with the team's wide receivers to improve his ability to catch the football.

RB | Cedric Benson | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears RB Cedric Benson rushed 10 times for 24 yards in the team's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Aug. 20.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he is just starting to get into his groove. "I still got big steps to take," Peterson said. "I feel I'm starting to pick it up."

RB | Chester Taylor | Minnesota Vikings | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said RB Chester Taylor is the team's starting tailback and RB Adrian Peterson is his change-up back.

RB | Lorenzo Booker | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins rookie RB Lorenzo Booker has not received any carries during the team's first two preseason games. He is the only tailback on roster in that boat. Head coach Cam Cameron has said it's just for precautionary measures, as Booker missed some practice time due to the birth of his child.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown may not be one of the team's primary kickoff returners. Head coach Cam Cameron backed off recent comments about it and noted he was talking more about the team's last preseason game. Brown is willing to embrace the role if the team calls his number for that duty.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee rushed six times for three yards and caught one pass for one yard while playing much of the first half of the team's preseason game with the New York Giants Sunday, Aug. 19.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs rushed six times for 23 yards, including a 14-yard run, in the team's preseason game with the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Aug. 19.

RB | Tatum Bell | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions RB Tatum Bell rushed for 33 yards on six carries Saturday, Aug. 18. He had a 21-yard run during the game.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Reuben Frank, of PhillyBurbs.com, reports the Philadelphia Eagles have struggled to run the football in both of their preseason games this year. Head coach Andy Reid has said he is not very happy with it and the team needs to improve in running the ball. The first-team backs have carried the ball 14 times for 25 yards thus far. "We still have some work to do," RB Brian Westbrook said. Westbrook is averaging 2.2 yards per carry. He noted they have to do a better job of recognizing defenses. While there has been a lot of talk of balance this year, the Eagles haven't shown it in the preseason - a time you typically run more and pass less. They have passed for 433 yards and run for just 90.

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Rick Herrin, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber III was a spark for the team in their second preseason game and for the second week in a row. Thus far, he has outshined starting RB Julius Jones. Barber led the rushing attack with the first-team offense Saturday, Aug. 18, rushing for 57 yards on 11 carries with two touchdowns.

RB | Julius Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Rick Herrin, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys RB Julius Jones rarely sees any looks around the goal line, but was given a chance Saturday, Aug. 18, and capitalized with a touchdown. He had nine carries for 31 yards, but his 3.4 yards per carry was behind the 5.2 yards per carry RB Marion Barber III had.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said the team does not have any worries about RB Steven Jackson being ready for the regular season and are just looking to lessen his number of hits by not having him play much during the preseason. Linehan said Jackson sees a tremendous amount of work during practice each week, too.

RB | Brian Leonard | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said rookie RB Brian Leonard is being given a long, hard look during the preseason because the team wants to know what they have in him in case something were to happen to RB Steven Jackson. Leonard, as reported, was worked heavily in the previous game as if he were the team's No. 1 running back. Linehan said he has been quite impressed with how comfortable Leonard has been in that role. "He has done a great job when it comes to running the ball downhill," Linehan said. "He is kind of a slashing runner who gets the most out of what he's got there."

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson, as usual, sat out of the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the St. Louis Rams.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers rookie RB Brandon Jackson had 13 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Seattle Seahawks. He also caught one pass for 11 yards. Jackson started the game at tailback.

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander had a light workload Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Green Bay Packers. He carried the ball just three times for 3 yards while playing less than a quarter.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders RB LaMont Jordan (back) carried the ball eight times for 67 yards with one touchdown Saturday, Aug. 18. he also caught one pass for another 19 yards during the preseason game.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush (leg) sat out the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18.

RB | Jesse Chatman | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Andy Kent, of MiamiDolphins.com, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron said Dolphins RB Jesse Chatman will return kickoffs from now on so Dolphins WR Ted Ginn Jr. can focus only on returning punts.

RB | Kevin Faulk | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots RB Kevin Faulk had six receptions for 89 yards Friday, Aug. 17.

RB | Chris Brown | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans RB Chris Brown led the team in rushing Friday, Aug. 17, with 67 yards on 10 carries.

RB | Leon Washington | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets RB Leon Washington started at tailback Friday, Aug. 17, against the Minnesota Vikings. He rushed 11 times for 52 yards to lead the team in rushing during the game.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills rookie RB Marshawn Lynch made his first start Friday, Aug. 17. However, he was ineffective. Lynch rushed five times for 16 yards and did not have any receptions.


Wide Receiver

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz said rookie WR Calvin Johnson has some conditioning issues that slow him down on the field. However, Martz said he believes Johnson will be where the team needs him to be to contribute early in the 2007 season.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jason Wilde, of the Wisconsin State Journal, reports Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (foot) is expected to play in the team's regular-season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 9. "You never know, but that's what we're hoping for," general manager Ted Thompson said. Driver did not suffer the dreaded Lisfranc foot injury. Thompson said team physician Pat McKenzie said everything looks good but they will do some additional scans just to be sure. "He was feeling better today in terms of pain and all that. We dodged something," Thompson added.

WR | Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun Herald, reports New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (hamstring) did not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun Herald, reports New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (knee) did not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison (personal) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 23, after tending to personal matters Wednesday, Aug. 22.

WR | Rod Smith | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) could go on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

WR | Amani Toomer | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR Amani Toomer (ankle) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 23.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Injury News
Erik Scalavino, of Patriots.com, reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.

WR | Terry Glenn | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terry Glenn (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.

WR | Mark Clayton | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton (ankle) said he will be ready for the team's regular season opener Monday, Sept. 10, against the Cincinnati Bengals.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

WR | Darrell Jackson | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers starting WR Darrell Jackson was given the afternoon off to rest Monday, Aug. 20.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears CB/WR Devin Hester returned a punt 50 yards in the team's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Aug. 20.

WR | Mike Furrey | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Mike Furrey (knee) did not play Saturday, Aug. 18, due to a minor injury.

WR | Roy Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Roy Williams (hamstring) did not play Saturday, Aug. 18, due to a minor injury.

WR | Drew Bennett | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said WR Drew Bennett (chest) had the wind knocked out of him during the team's game Saturday, Aug. 18. "It was nothing more than that," Linehan said. He was going to have X-rays but decided against it.

WR | James Jones | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers rookie WR James Jones is trying to secure the team's No. 3 receiver spot. He had four catches for 58 yards and a touchdown Saturday, Aug. 18.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said Broncos WR Brandon Marshall (thigh) will play in the team's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys Saturday, Aug. 18.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings feels like he is being ignored in the team's offense. Jennings is lining up at split end in three-receiver sets. Jennings said, "You can't be bitter. You try to make the best out of it. At the same time, I'm a perfectionist. I'm one of those guys, I want the ball. I don't want to make it a big ordeal because it's not just about that. But it sits in the back of your mind because that's how players fall through those cracks." Jennings added, "It's tough. If you don't have a slot receiver on your inside, you're last in the progression 90% of the time. There's a tight end, slot and flanker on the other side. You have three different options over there and just one back here." Jennings used the team's morning practice Thursday, Aug. 16, as an example. He ran about 10 plays at split end and not a single pass was thrown his way, but he lined up at flanker once and the ball was thrown to him.

WR | Javon Walker | Denver Broncos | Injury News
ESPN.com reports Denver Broncos WR Javon Walker (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, versus the Dallas Cowboys.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) played Friday, Aug. 17. He had one reception for 15 yards during the game against the Tennessee Titans.


Tight End

TE | Alge Crumpler | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
J. Michael Moore, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons TE Alge Crumpler (knee) is expected to play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 27, against the Cincinnati Bengals.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said during a press conference TE L.J. Smith (groin, hernia) will not play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports there is a outside chance New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (hamstring) will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the New York Jets.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (Achilles') returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley had five receptions for 60 yards in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten has had a great training camp.

TE | Benjamin Watson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss and Christopher L. Gasper, of the Boston Globe, report New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (undisclosed) played in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, against the Tennessee Titans.

TE | Tony Scheffler | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said Broncos TE Tony Scheffler (foot) will play in the team's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys Saturday, Aug. 18.


Place Kicker

PK | Lawrence Tynes | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (quadriceps, calf) has not tried a kickoff during the preseason because of lingering quadriceps and calf soreness.

PK | Martin Gramatica | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips said he expects to complete the preseason before deciding whether to keep both of his kickers - PKs Martin Gramatica and rookie Nick Folk.

PK | Matt Stover | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens PK Matt Stover kicked two field goals in the team's preseason game with the New York Giants Sunday, Aug. 19. He hit a 33-yard field goal and, near the end of the first half, hit a 47-yarder.

PK | Jeff Wilkins | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said PK Jeff Wilkins will probably handle kicking duties against the Oakland Raiders during the team's next preseason game.

PK | Justin Medlock | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Justin Medlock only made one of his three field goal attempts in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16, againts the Cleveland Browns. Medlock missed from 37 and 42 yards, but hit a 34-yard attempt.


Defensive Line

DL | Aaron Schobel | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills DL Aaron Schobel signed a contract extension with the team Friday, Aug. 24. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Bryant Young | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
SF49ers.com reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan said he expects DL Bryant Young (back) to be ready for the regular season opener Monday, Sept. 10.

DL | Marcus Tubbs | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DT Marcus Tubbs (knee) will play in the team's preseason game Saturday Aug. 25, against the Minnesota Vikings.

DL | Igor Olshansky | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers DL Igor Olshansky (groin) did not practice Thursday, Aug. 23. Olshansky will not play in the team's next preseason game.

DL | Orpheus Roye | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns DE Orpheus Roye (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Denver Broncos.

DL | Robert Geathers | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals DE Robert Geathers (ribs) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 23

DL | Kelly Gregg | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DT Kelly Gregg (thigh, knee) may play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Washington Redskins. "I'll leave that to him and the trainers and the defense to decide, but I think he feels pretty good. I'm sure he'll get some reps. That would be my guess," head coach Brian Billick said.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Don Markus, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (knee) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 23.

DL | Ty Warren | New England Patriots | Injury News
Erik Scalavino, of Patriots.com, reports New England Patriots DL Ty Warren (elbow) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.

DL | Richard Seymour | New England Patriots | Injury News
Erik Scalavino, of Patriots.com, reports New England Patriots DL Richard Seymour (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.

DL | Al Wallace | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills DE Al Wallace worked at both right and left defensive end during practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.

DL | Kalimba Edwards | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli said DE Kalimba Edwards (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Aug. 23, and is probable for the team's upcoming preseason game.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli said DT Shaun Rogers (finger) suffered a sprained finger. He had X-rays on the injury but is expected to be fine.

DL | Vince Wilfork | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Robert Lee, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots DL Vince Wilfork has been a contributor to a team that has featured a solid defense since 2001. In 45 games, he has started 35 times. Wilfork has recorded 229 tackles, 3.5 sacks and four fumble recoveries in his three-year career. Last season he was fourth on the team with 81 tackles.

DL | Brett Keisel | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel (groin) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.

DL | Jevon Kearse | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Nick Fierro, of Newhouse News Service, reports Philadelphia Eagles DE Jevon Kearse (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt and Paul Kuharsky, of the Nashville Tennessean, report Tennessee Titans DT Albert Haynesworth (back) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

DL | La'Roi Glover | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said DT La'Roi Glover (hip) is fine and is not expected to be limited at all during the team's next preseason game.

DL | Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
PackersNews.com reports Green Bay Packers DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

DL | Dewayne White | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Chrissie Wywrot, of DetroitLions.com, reports Detroit Lions DE Dewayne White (groin) practiced Tuesday, Aug. 21.

DL | Corey Simon | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
The Associated Press reports unrestricted free-agent DT Corey Simon (Colts) had a physical with the Tennessee Titans Monday, Aug. 20. Head coach Jeff Fisher said he worked out and seemed to be in good shape.

DL | Ebenezer Ekuban | Denver Broncos | Injury News
The Denver Broncos have announced that Broncos DL Ebenezer Ekuban (Achilles') was placed on injured reserve Monday, Aug. 20.

DL | N.D. Kalu | Houston Texans | Injury News
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans DL N.D. Kalu (hip) is listed as day-to-day.

DL | Gerard Warren | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Oakland Raiders have acquired DL Gerard Warren from the Denver Broncos in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.

DL | Julius Peppers | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Reed, of the Gaston Gazette, reports Carolina Panthers DE Julius Peppers (illness) remained away from the team Sunday, Aug. 19, due to illness. Head coach John Fox said he is home recovering from an illness.

DL | Mike Rucker | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Steve Reed, of the Gaston Gazette, reports Carolina Panthers DL Mike Rucker (knee) was feeling fine after playing for the first time since suffering an ACL injury. He doesn't know, however, how close to 100 percent he is.

DL | Erasmus James | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said the team is hopeful DE Erasmus James (knee) is able to return to action this week.

DL | Cory Redding | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Updating previous reports, Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions DT Cory Redding (elbow) suffered a sprained elbow Saturday, Aug. 18, but the injury does not appear to be too serious.

DL | Tommy Kelly | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit
Phil Barber, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports Oakland Raiders DL Tommy Kelly is a candidate to start at right defensive end this season.

DL | Derrick Burgess | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Phil Barber, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports Oakland Raiders DE Derrick Burgess (hernia) will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the San Francisco 49ers.


Linebacker

LB | Zach Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Edgar Thompson, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins LB Zach Thomas will start the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25.

LB | Demorrio Williams | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
J. Michael Moore, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons LB Demorrio Williams (pectoral) will play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 27, against the Cincinnati Bengals.

LB | Mark Simoneau | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Sheldon Mickles, of the Advocate, reports New Orleans Saints LB Mark Simoneau (knee) did not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

LB | Scott Fujita | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Scott Fujita (heel) played in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

LB | Jeremiah Trotter | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to talk to the agent for unrestricted free-agent LB Jeremiah Trotter (Eagles) over the weekend, but the decision on whether to sign him will likely not be made until sometime next week.

LB | Ryan Nece | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Ryan Nece has been working at middle linebacker at times during training camp.

LB | Julian Peterson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Jose Miguel Romero, of the Seattle Times, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 23.

LB | Marques Harris | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers LB Marques Harris (shoulder) will likely miss the team's upcoming preseason game.

LB | Patrick Willis | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Tom FitzGerald, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Patrick Willis has been named the team's starting middle linebacker.

LB | Nate Webster | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos LB Nate Webster will start at strongside linebacker in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Cleveland Browns.

LB | Andra Davis | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns LB Andra Davis (ankle) will likely miss the rest of preseason because of an ankle injury.

LB | Lemar Marshall | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Lemar Marshall has been told by coaches to concentrate on learning the strongside linebacker position. Marshall was also told he may be used at middle linebacker in substitution packages.

LB | Joey Porter | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter (knee) said his rehab is ahead of schedule, but he does not want to return to practice before he is completely healthy. "I feel like I'm a fast healer. That's a good thing. The natural competitor in me makes me want to get out there. But I have to think about the big picture. It's still preseason. It's still training camp. If it's Week 6, Week 7 [into the season], you'll normally tend to push yourself earlier so you won't miss any games," Porter said.

LB | Angelo Crowell | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills LB Angelo Crowell (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Aug. 22. Head coach Dick Jauron said he was optimistic Crowell will play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 24, against the Tennessee Titans.

LB | Ernie Sims | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli said LB Ernie Sims (knee) is day-to-day with a bruise on his knee.

LB | Adalius Thomas | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Robert Lee, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots LB Adalius Thomas could add to a team that has featured a solid defense since 2001. He has more sacks (28) than any other linebacker over the past three seasons. In his seven-year career, Thomas has registered 436 tackles, 38.5 sacks (for losses of a combined 242 yards) and eight interceptions.

LB | Tedy Bruschi | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Robert Lee, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi has been a contributor to a team that has featured a solid defense since 2001. He has recorded 461 tackles over the last four years for an average of 115 per year. In 2006 he led the team with 126 total stops.

LB | Mike Vrabel | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Robert Lee, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots LB Mike Vrabel, a defensive captain last season, has been a contributor to a team that has featured a solid defense since 2001. In 2006 he registered 101 tackles, which was third on the team.

LB | Rosevelt Colvin | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Robert Lee, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots LB Rosevelt Colvin has been a contributor to a team that has featured a solid defense since 2001. Last year he recorded 8.5 sacks, and last year he registered seven.

LB | Greg Ellis | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys LB Greg Ellis (heel) missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.

LB | Clint Ingram | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars LB Clint Ingram (ankle) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, against the Green Bay Packers.

LB | Keith Bulluck | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt and Paul Kuharsky, of the Nashville Tennessean, report Tennessee Titans LB Keith Bulluck (foot) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 20.

LB | Randall Godfrey | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agency News
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Washington Redskins have signed free-agent LB Randall Godfrey (Chargers). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Jarret Johnson | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Joel Mitchell, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Jarret Johnson is ready to take over the role in the team's defense previously held by LB Adalius Thomas (Patriots). Johnson gained valuable experience as a reserve for four years, learning from some of the top linebackers in the league. He has played in all but one game of his career, and he has started in 15 contests. Johnson showed flashes of his ability in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 19. In the second quarter, he quickly shed a blocker and sacked New York Giants QB Eli Manning for a five-yard loss, forcing a fumble in the process. "I think Jarret Johnson is a tremendously physical player who loves throwing his head into stuff," Ravens LB Bart Scott said. "He allows us to do more smash-you-up, beat-you-in-the-mouth stuff."

LB | Marcus Washington | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (elbow) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25 against the Baltimore Ravens, due to a dislocated elbow. Washington is currently listed as day-to-day.

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (concussion) will play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 24, versus the New England Patriots.

LB | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys OLB Anthony Spencer is on pace to start the season at outside linebacker.

LB | Na'il Diggs | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Steve Reed, of the Gaston Gazette, reports Carolina Panthers LB Na'il Diggs (undisclosed) did not practice Sunday, Aug. 19.

LB | Teddy Lehman | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Teddy Lehman (shoulder) did not play Saturday, Aug. 18, due to a minor injury.

LB | Kenard Lang | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos DL Kenard Lang is a potential option to replace starting DE Ebenezer Ekuban (Achilles') in the Broncos' lineup.

LB | Landon Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Landon Johnson (back) strained his back during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18.

LB | Monty Beisel | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Mike Tulumello, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals LB Monty Beisel (back) will try to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18.


Cornerback

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Mac Engel, of the Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (foot) will not play in the team's final two preseason games. He is expected to return in Week 1.

CB | Gary Baxter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (knees) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Denver Broncos.

CB | Deltha O'Neal | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Deltha O'Neal (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 23.

CB | Sam Madison | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants CB Sam Madison (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 23.

CB | Justin Miller | New York Jets | Injury News
Colin Stephenson, of the Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets CB Justin Miller (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.

CB | Andre Dyson | New York Jets | Injury News
Colin Stephenson, of the Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets CB Andre Dyson (leg) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.

CB | Ellis Hobbs | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit
Mark Murphy, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots CB Randall Gay will likely start at cornerback opposite CB Ellis Hobbs in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 24, against the Carolina Panthers.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Associated Press reports New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis may start at one of the cornerback spots in the team's regular season opener Sunday, Sept. 9, despite missing 20 days of training camp because of a contract dispute.

CB | Samari Rolle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Samari Rolle (ankle) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph (foot) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21, and Joseph may play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 27.

CB | Reynaldo Hill | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt and Paul Kuharsky, of the Nashville Tennessean, report Tennessee Titans CB Reynaldo Hill (groin) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

CB | Duane Starks | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders CB Duane Starks (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

CB | Fernando Bryant | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli said CB Fernando Bryant (undisclosed) is fine. He did not list what Bryant's injury issue was.

CB | Antrel Rolle | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Mike Tulumello, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals CB Antrel Rolle said he is working with the second-string defense as the team's third cornerback. He, however, has vowed to reclaim a starting job.

CB | Leon Hall | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph (foot) sat out the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18. CB Leon Hall started at right cornerback in Joseph's place.


Strong Safety

SS | Jordan Babineaux | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Jose Miguel Romero, of the Seattle Times, reports Seattle Seahawks SS Jordan Babineaux (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 23, and is not likely to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Minnesota Vikings.

SS | Rodney Harrison | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mark Murphy, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots SS Rodney Harrison (knee) is still not completely healthy from knee injuries he received the past two seasons, but he said he is feeling better.

SS | Donovin Darius | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders SS Donovin Darius (calf) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 21. Darius may play in the team's next preseason game.

SS | Roy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Mac Engel, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys S Roy Williams played close to the line of scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 18, rather than deeper in the secondary.


Free Safety

FS | Will Demps | New York Giants | Injury News
Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants S Will Demps (elbow) missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.

FS | Renaldo Hill | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Andy Kent, of MiamiDolphins.com, reports Miami Dolphins FS Renaldo Hill (groin) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (shoulder) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.

FS | Reggie Nelson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars FS Reggie Nelson (ankle) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, against the Green Bay Packers.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Reuben Frank, of PhillyBurbs.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (Achilles') said he expects to play in the Sunday, Aug. 26, preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

FS | Eric Weddle | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports San Diego Chargers FS Eric Weddle (quad) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

FS | Danieal Manning | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears FS Danieal Manning returned a kickoff 72 yards in the team's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Aug. 20.

FS | Ron Bartell | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit
St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said CB Ron Bartell will slide into the nickel back role once CB Fakhir Brown returns to action.

FS | Ken Hamlin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys FS Ken Hamlin (head) will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Denver Broncos.

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