NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on August 31, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Charlie Frye | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports Cleveland Browns QB Charlie Frye will be the starting quarterback for the team Week 1, according to sources.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars will likely either trade or release QB Byron Leftwich.

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit, Breaking News, Fantasy
Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard will start for the team.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants QB Eli Manning completed five of his eight passes for 58 yards and zero touchdowns in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub was held out of the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme (arm) was held out of the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30. He sat out as a precaution and believes he will be ready for Week 1.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was held out of the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders QB Daunte Culpepper hit 11-of-19 passes for 108 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30. Two of his passes were dropped, but the interception came when he tried to force the football. He outplayed QB Josh McCown, who he is competing for the starting job with, during the game. Head coach Lane Kiffin was not ready to name the team's Week 1 starter following the game.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Dallas Cowboys rested many typical starters Thursday, Aug. 30, during their preseason finale, including QB Tony Romo.

QB | Jon Kitna | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions QB Jon Kitna (back) was held out of the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was rested for the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb did not play during the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington did not play during the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.

QB | Jason Campbell | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell (knee) was sharp in his return to the field Thursday, Aug. 30. He hit all five of his passes for 54 yards and one touchdown.

QB | Brady Quinn | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns rookie QB Brady Quinn finished the preseason hitting 29-of-45 passes for 300 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre looked sharp in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30. He hit 8-of-10 passes for 82 yards and a score with no interceptions during the game against the Tennessee Titans.

QB | Damon Huard | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Jason King, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Damon Huard (calf) will not play in the team's preseason finale. "I'd say it's more of a precaution," head coach Herman Edwards said. "If he had to play a game, there is no doubt (he could do it). I just want to keep him out of harm's way."

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is not expected to play at all in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer was sharp Monday, Aug. 27, against the Atlanta Falcons. He hit 15-of-22 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress has named QB Tarvaris Jackson the team's starting quarterback.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart was sharp again Saturday, Aug. 25, against the San Diego Chargers. He hit 10-of-16 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown. "I feel good but I have to continue to get better and continue to get in my playbook," Leinart said. "I have too many mental errors, and that is just something that I have to continue to get better at."

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning looked to be in midseason form Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Detroit Lions. He tossed three touchdowns during the first half of the game. He hit 23-of-27 passes for 233 yards. During the preseason, Manning is 31-of-40 for 311 yards with no interceptions.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young went 13-of-19 for 162 yards and a touchdown Friday, Aug. 24, against the Buffalo Bills. He also rushed for a touchdown. "He was in complete control of the game," head coach Jeff Fisher said. "It was good to see him take charge." He was sharp under pressure during the game and also strong in shedding tackles.

QB | J.P. Losman | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills QB J.P. Losman was able to move past an early interception Friday, Aug. 24, against the Tennessee Titans. He connected with WR Lee Evans on a 64-yard touchdown pass during the game. Losman finished 9-of-20 for 180 yards with a touchdown and interception.


Running Back

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs seemed ineffective running the ball rushing for 21 yards on eight carries, but he did score a one-yard touchdown in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson was given a chance to shake off the rust Thursday, Aug. 30, after a 25-day holdout earlier in the month. He carried the football three times for 12 yards during the Chiefs' first drive of their preseason finale. "I was able to get out there and know where the holes were and how the guys were going to go against live competition," Johnson said. "It was good for me to be out there and experience it before the regular season."

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Draft Information, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson finished the 2007 preseason with no rushing attempts and only two receptions. He led the NFL with 2,334 rushing and receiving yards combined in 2006.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson did not play again Thursday, Aug. 30, during the team's preseason finale. Tomlinson did not take a snap during the preseason this year to avoid risk of injury.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (hand) did not play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30, but was lobbying head coach Mike Nolan to give him a few snaps. Gore's previously broken hand is pretty much healed.

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Dallas Cowboys rested many typical regulars Thursday, Aug. 30, during their preseason finale, including RB Marion Barber III.

RB | Julius Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Dallas Cowboys rested many typical starters Thursday, Aug. 30, during their preseason finale, including RB Julius Jones.

RB | Chester Taylor | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Minnesota Vikings rested many typical starters Thursday, Aug. 30, during their preseason finale, including RB Chester Taylor.

RB | Tatum Bell | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Detroit Lions rested many starters for their preseason finale, including RB Tatum Bell.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (knee) did not play Thursday, Aug. 30, in the team's preseason finale.

RB | LenDale White | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans RB LenDale White rushed for 58 yards on 15 carries in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30. He is competing for the team's starting tailback job.

RB | Chris Brown | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans RB Chris Brown rushed for 42 yards on seven carries in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30. He is competing for the team's starting tailback job.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers rookie RB Brandon Jackson (concussion) was held out of the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli would not say what decision the team was making regarding the status of RB Kevin Jones (foot) Thursday, Aug. 30. "We'll meet Monday. We'll meet after the game like we do each week. We'll have a chance to meet with the doctors, our doctors, the doctors that they've talked to, Kevin (Jones), the trainers, myself, and Matt (Millen). We'll have a chance to sit down and talk," Marinelli said.

RB | Thomas Jones | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Bob Bullock, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets RB Thomas Jones (calf) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, although he should be ready for their season-opener Sunday, Sept. 9.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Chris McPherson, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb said he believes RB Brian Westbrook has the chance to be a 2,000-yard rusher. "I can see him as a 2,000-yard rusher if he gets that opportunity. I also can see him as a guy who can probably have 2,500 to 2,700 yards of total offense because we move him around a lot and he creates problems for the defense," McNabb said.

RB | Travis Henry | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos RB Travis Henry (knee) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 27.

RB | Deuce McAllister | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister does not expect to play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.

RB | Warrick Dunn | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Warrick Dunn (back) returned to the field Monday, Aug. 27, against the Cincinnati Bengals. He rushed for 8 yards on six carries during the game, with a long of 7 yards.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson rushed for 69 yards on 13 carries against the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Aug. 27.

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Injury News
Christopher L. Gasper, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he has not decided if RB Laurence Maroney (shoulder) will play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30, against the New York Giants.

RB | Willie Parker | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (knee) played Sunday, Aug. 26, against the Philadelphia Eagles. He carried the ball 10 times for 32 yards, including a touchdown. Parker also caught three passes for 40 yards.

RB | Ahman Green | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ahman Green rushed for 65 yards on eight carries in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Dallas Cowboys.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns RB Jamal Lewis rushed for 46 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Denver Broncos. Lewis also had two receptions for 30 yards in the game.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee rushed for 12 yards on four carries in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Washington Redskins.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings rookie RB Adrian Peterson piled on another 41 yards rushing during the preseason Saturday, Aug. 25. He carried the ball 10 times.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills rookie RB Marshawn Lynch rushed nine times for just nine yards against the Tennessee Titans Friday, Aug. 24. He also had one reception for three yards. In addition, Lynch lost a fumble during the game.


Wide Receiver

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (back, ankle) said he will be ready to play Week 1. "The main thing for me is going out and practicing two days back-to-back. That's my goal for next week, to make it through next week in practice and get to the game healthy. I haven't been able to do that. It's been a little frustrating at times. But I try to keep my spirit high and keep fighting. My goal right now is to go out and practice consecutively," Burress said.

WR | Terry Glenn | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he expects WR Terry Glenn (knee) to be ready to play Week 1.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (foot) said he expects to be ready for Week 1. "They don't have to worry about anything. I've always told them, 'Don't worry about me because I'll be out there.' They don't have to worry," Driver said when asked if fans should worry about his status.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (knee) played Thursday, Aug. 30, because the team wanted to see him on the field after he missed the previous two preseason games. He had two receptions for 17 yards.

WR | Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (hamstring) played Thursday, Aug. 30. The team wanted him to see some action after missing the team's last two preseason games. Henderson did not catch a pass during the game.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans rookie WR Jacoby Jones found the end zone again in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30. He caught a 3-yard touchdown pass and finished the game with three receptions for 34 yards.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (sore leg) was held out of the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30, due to a sore leg. Smith, however, was a team player - he helped fill cups with ice and water during the game.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Dallas Cowboys rested many typical starters Thursday, Aug. 30, during their preseason finale, including WR Terrell Owens.

WR | Roy Williams | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Detroit Lions rested many starters for their preseason finale, including WR Roy Williams.

WR | Lee Evans | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills WR Lee Evans was held out of the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss (hamstring) did not play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (nose) will not play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.

WR | Torry Holt | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams WR Torry Holt (knee) said he knee is "about 70, 80 percent" and it will likely bother him the entire season. "I'm just taking it light. I'm trying to really continue to work it and keep it strong and at the same time get some reps, which I'm able to do (in practice). That's going to help me ... as I get ready to go for the opener," Holt said.

WR | Santonio Holmes | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury Friday, Aug. 24, but was still able to play Sunday, Aug. 26.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Brooke Bentley, of HoustonTexans.com, reports WR Andre Johnson is the No. 1 receiver for the Houston Texans.

WR | Darrell Jackson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Darrell Jackson (hamstring) probably will not play in the team's preseason finale versus the San Diego Chargers.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne caught six passes for 70 yards in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Detroit Lions.

WR | Mark Clayton | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton (ankle) did not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Washington Redskins, due to an ankle injury.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Donte' Stallworth had three receptions for 45 yards in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 24, against the Carolina Panthers.

WR | Chris Chambers | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Bob Emanuel Jr., of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins WR Chris Chambers (undisclosed) had X-rays done after the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team would not disclose the injury.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (leg) had a wrap on his right leg following the team's game Saturday, Aug. 25.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson hauled in two touchdown passes (33 and 6 yards) Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Arizona Cardinals.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin hauled in an 80-yard touchdown pass from QB Matt Leinart Saturday, Aug. 25. He finished the game with five receptions for 143 yards and one touchdown. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Boldin has had a great training camp for the Cardinals.


Tight End

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey (hamstring) caught four passes for 47 yards and zero touchdowns in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates was held out of the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis mocked San Diego Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman's "Lights Out" dance Thursday, Aug. 30, drawing boos from the crowd.

TE | Greg Olsen | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears rookie TE Greg Olsen (knee) suffered a knee injury Thursday, Aug. 30, and will undergo an MRI.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Reuben Frank, of PhillyBurbs.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (groin, hernia) said he expects to be ready to go for the team's regular season opener Sunday, Sept. 9, against the Green Bay Packers.

TE | Dallas Clark | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark (thigh) injured his right thigh Saturday, Aug. 25. After halftime he was on the sideline with an ice pack wrapped around his thigh.


Place Kicker

PK | Shayne Graham | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals PK Shayne Graham (hip) said the hip injury that sidelined his in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 27, should not prevent him from being ready to play Week 1.

PK | Stephen Gostkowski | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is not concerned about PK Stephen Gostkowski missing two field goals during the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 24, against the Carolina Panthers. "The two he missed were a couple feet from being in. The margin for error on those two was not very big. It was not good enough, but I don't think it's that far off," Belichick said.

PK | Nate Kaeding | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers PK Nate Kaeding hit four field goals Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Arizona Cardinals.

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Injury News
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson (hamstring) is considered probable to play in the team's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Aug. 25.

PK | John Kasay | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers PK John Kasay had two field goal attempts blocked Friday, Aug. 24, against the New England Patriots.


Defensive Line

DL | Simeon Rice | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Mike Hadley, of KTRS 550, reports free-agent DE Simeon Rice (Buccaneers) will sign with the St. Louis Rams, according to sources.

DL | Marcus Tubbs | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks DT Marcus Tubbs (knee) suffered a sprained right knee Thursday, Aug. 30, during the team's preseason finale. He was in the process of returning from microfracture surgery on his left knee.

DL | Tommie Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears DT Tommie Harris (hamstring) played in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30, after sitting out the team's first three preseason games.

DL | Richard Seymour | New England Patriots | Injury News
Albert Breer, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots DL Richard Seymour (knee) did not dress for the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Craig Custance, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (hip) missed practice Thursday, Aug. 30.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Mike Chappell, of Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts DE Dwight Freeney (thigh) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 29.

DL | Orpheus Roye | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns DE Orpheus Roye (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.

DL | Robert Geathers | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals DE Robert Geathers (ribs) will play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 31.

DL | Rod Coleman | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Craig Custance, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DL Rod Coleman (thigh) practiced Wednesday, Aug. 29, for the first time this season. Coleman will not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 31, but he could still play in the team's season-opener Sunday, Sept. 9.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions DT Shaun Rogers (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, against the Buffalo Bills.

DL | Cory Redding | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions DT Cory Redding (elbow) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, against the Buffalo Bills.

DL | Bryce Fisher | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator John Marshall said DE Darryl Tapp and DE Bryce Fisher will both play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, and whoever plays the best will likely be named the starter at right defensive end.

DL | Michael Strahan | New York Giants | Fantasy
The NFL Network reports New York Giants DL Michael Strahan will tell the team whether or not he will play this season by Thursday, Aug. 30.

DL | Ian Scott | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said DT Ian Scott (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 28, and will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.

DL | Eric Hicks | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Eric Hicks (leg) practiced Monday, Aug. 27.

DL | Corey Simon | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with free-agent DL Corey Simon (Colts). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Simon could practice with the team Tuesday, Aug. 28.

DL | Ty Warren | New England Patriots | Injury News
Erik Scalavino, of Patriots.com, reports New England Patriots DL Ty Warren (elbow) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 27.

DL | Anthony Weaver | Houston Texans | Injury News
Brooke Bentley, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Houston Texans DE Anthony Weaver (knee) has shown signs of improvement in his surgically repaired knee. He is running again and the team hopes he will be able to return for opening day.

DL | Bryant Young | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers DE Bryant Young (back) probably will not play in the team's preseason finale versus the San Diego Chargers.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (knee) did not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Washington Redskins, due to a knee injury.

DL | Trevor Pryce | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DE Trevor Pryce (back) suffered back spasms during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Washington Redskins. Pryce said he was fine and he would practice Monday, Aug. 27.

DL | Vonnie Holliday | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DL Vonnie Holliday (undisclosed) was shaken up in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Holliday did not return to the game.

DL | Erasmus James | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Mike Wobschall, of Vikings.com, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Erasmus James (knee) could see limited action in the team's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks Saturday, Aug. 25.

DL | Dewayne White | Detroit Lions | Injury News
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli said Lions DL Dewayne White (groin) will play in the team's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Aug. 25.


Linebacker

LB | Kawika Mitchell | New York Giants | Injury News
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants LB Kawika Mitchell (groin) did not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.

LB | Greg Ellis | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Mac Engel, of the Fort Worth Star Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said LB Greg Ellis (Achilles, heel) will not be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, but he does not know when Ellis will be able to play.

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers MLB Dan Morgan (concussions) was held out of the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.

LB | Manny Lawson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers LB Manny Lawson (concussion) suffered a concussion during the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.

LB | Marcus Washington | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (elbow) did not play Thursday, Aug. 30, in the team's preseason finale.

LB | Keith Brooking | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Craig Custance, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons LB Keith Brooking (calf) missed practice Thursday, Aug. 30.

LB | Clint Ingram | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Vito Stellino, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars LB Clint Ingram (ankle) will likely not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.

LB | Willie McGinest | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (back) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.

LB | Angelo Crowell | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills LB Angelo Crowell (knee) may not play in team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, against the Detroit Lions.

LB | Paul Posluszny | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills LB Paul Posluszny will start at middle linebacker in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, against the Detroit Lions.

LB | Ernie Sims | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Ernie Sims (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, against the Buffalo Bills.

LB | Julian Peterson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson (knee) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders Thursday, Aug. 30.

LB | Bobby Carpenter | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys LB Bobby Carpenter may play outside linebacker early in the regular season if LB Greg Ellis (Achilles, heel) is not ready to play.

LB | Calvin Pace | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Mike Tulumello, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals LB Calvin Pace has won the outside starting linebacker job, replacing LB Chike Okeafor (biceps). Pace beat out LB Darryl Blackstock for the starting spot.

LB | Joey Porter | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter (knee) looked fine in limited work during practice Monday, Aug. 27, according to head coach Cam Cameron. Porter is considered day-to-day.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Injury News
The Associated Press reports a black Lamborghini registered to Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs was found abandoned early Monday, Aug. 27, alongside an expressway on Chicago's North Side, according to authorities. Illinois State Police officials said the 2007 Roadster was discovered around 3:15 a.m. It had crashed into a light pole. "(The) registration comes back to Lance Briggs, however we don't know who was driving the car at the time," Master Sgt. Kyron St. Clair said. Police said it did not appear as though anyone was injured in the crash.

LB | Nate Webster | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Bill Williamson, Mike Klis and Adrian Dater, of the Denver Post, report Denver Broncos LB Nate Webster has been told that he will be the team's starting strongside linebacker to begin the season.

LB | Donnie Edwards | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Josh Looney, of KCChiefs.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herman Edwards said LB Donnie Edwards (undisclosed) is fine after straining an undisclosed body part in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, against the New Orleans Saints.


Cornerback

CB | Sam Madison | New York Giants | Injury News
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants CB Sam Madison (hamstring) did not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he expects CB Terence Newman (foot) to be ready to play Week 1.

CB | Fakhir Brown | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams CB Ron Bartell will start at cornerback in Week 1, replacing CB Fakhir Brown, who will be serving a four-game suspension.

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (knee) did not play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30, because of a sore knee.

CB | Nick Harper | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans CB Nick Harper (thigh, leg) will likely not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 31.

CB | Deshea Townsend | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Steelers.com reports Pittsburgh Steelers CB Deshea Townsend will start at cornerback in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph (foot) will not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 31.

CB | Asante Samuel | New England Patriots | Transaction
John Tomase, of the Boston Herald, reports the contract New England Patriots CB Asante Samuel signed has a provision that states that the Patriots will not place the franchise tag on him next season if he participates in a certain percentage of defensive plays this season, or if the Patriots reach a certain win total during the season, according to published reports.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee (concussion) will likely not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, against the Detroit Lions.

CB | Shawn Springs | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason La Canfora, of Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (Achilles') is expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

CB | Gary Baxter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (knees) participated in individual drills during practice Monday, Aug. 27. However, the team is not certain if he will be game-ready soon enough and must decide by the final cut Saturday, Sept. 1, whether to put him on Injured Reserve or activate him.

CB | Andre Dyson | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB Andre Dyson (leg) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 27.

CB | Samari Rolle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Samari Rolle (ankle) ran on his own during practice Monday, Aug. 27.

CB | Duane Starks | Oakland Raiders | Injury News,
Jerry McDonald, of insidebayarea.com, reports Oakland Raiders CB Duane Starks (hamstring) was declared inactive for the team's game Friday, Aug. 24.


Strong Safety

SS | Rodney Harrison | New England Patriots | Transaction, Fantasy
ESPNews reports New England Patriots SS Rodney Harrison has been suspended four games.

SS | Donovin Darius | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders SS Donovin Darius (calf) played in the team's preseason finale and should be ready to go Week 1.

SS | Lawyer Milloy | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Craig Custance, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons SS Lawyer Milloy (foot) missed practice Thursday, Aug. 30.

SS | Sean Considine | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said SS Sean Considine (concussion) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 28 and will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.

SS | Michael Griffin | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans rookie CB Michael Griffin played well in his first preseason start, despite giving up a 64-yard touchdown reception. Head coach Jeff Fisher would not say whether or not Griffin played well enough to earn another start.


Free Safety

FS | Ron Bartell | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams CB Ron Bartell will start at cornerback in Week 1, replacing CB Fakhir Brown, who will be serving a four-game suspension.

FS | Mike Doss | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
The Associated Press reports the Minnesota Vikings, due to precautionary reasons, deactivated S Mike Doss (calf) for their preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.

FS | Reggie Nelson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Vito Stellino, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars FS Reggie Nelson (ankle) will likely not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Don Markus, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (thigh) said he plans to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, against the Atlanta Falcons.

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