NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on September 4, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | A.J. Feeley | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Bob Kent, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles QB A.J. Feeley (hand) said he felt fine three days after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured bone in his hand. "Hopefully by the end of the week I'll be good to go," Feeley said.

QB | Mark Brunell | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs has made a decision on his No. 2 quarterback between QBs Mark Brunell and Todd Collins. However, he has yet to notify the media or players of his choice.

QB | Charlie Frye | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, ESPNews reports the Cleveland Browns have named QB Charlie Frye their starting quarterback for Week 1.


Running Back

RB | Vernand Morency | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Vernand Morency (knee) was limited in practice Sunday, Sept. 2, and has a chance to play Week 1, but likely in a limited role. If he does not play Week 1, he should be ready to play Week 2.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson (concussion) fully participated in practice Sunday, Sept. 2, and will likely start at running back Week 1.

RB | Michael Turner | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers RB Michael Turner (ankle) may practice Wednesday, Sept. 5, and he expects to play Week 1.

RB | Willie Parker | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker could be used on third-down and in short-yardage situations, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin added it will be a week-to-week decision.

RB | DeShaun Foster | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB DeShaun Foster has held onto the team's starting running back spot. However, Foster will split carries with RB DeAngelo Williams. Foster will likely receive the goal-line carries for the team.

RB | Jesse Chatman | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Jeff Darlington, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron has yet to name a starting running back for Week 1. Both RB Ronnie Brown and RB Jesse Chatman are expected to see time in the game. "You need two backs in this business, but you can't interpret that as a negative," Cameron said.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Jeff Darlington, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron has yet to name a starting running back for Week 1. Both RB Ronnie Brown and RB Jesse Chatman are expected to see time in the game. "You need two backs in this business, but you can't interpret that as a negative," Cameron said.

RB | Selvin Young | Denver Broncos | Breaking News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos RB Selvin Young has been promoted to the No. 2 running back role with the Broncos. He turned heads during the preseason after players ahead of him on the depth chart missed time due to injury.

RB | Antonio Pittman | St. Louis Rams | Transaction
ESPNews reports the St. Louis Rams have claimed RB Antonio Pittman off waivers of the New Orleans Saints.

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones (foot) took part in practice Monday, Sept. 3. Head coach Rod Marinelli said the team is just working him back into the mix.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (hand) practiced Monday, Sept. 3, and is expected to play in Week 1 with some padding on his hand. The padding, however, should not limit his ability to catch the football.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (knee) expects to play during Week 1 after supposedly going through all of the work during practice Monday, Sept. 3.

RB | Thomas Jones | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Thomas Jones (calf) was stretching with no apparent problems Monday, Sept. 3. He is expected to play during Week 1.

RB | Jason Snelling | Free Agent Players | Transaction
The Atlanta Falcons have announced they have waived RB Jason Snelling.

RB | Artose Pinner | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction
The Atlanta Falcons have announced they have signed RB Artose Pinner (Vikings). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

RB | Kenneth Darby | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced they have signed free-agent RB Kenneth Darby (Buccaneers) to their practice squad.

RB | Noah Herron | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Transaction
The Green Bay Packers have announced they have placed RB Noah Herron (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season.

RB | Alvin Pearman | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
Jaguars.com reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Alvin Pearman has been traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for an undisclosed draft choice.


Fullback

FB | Mike Bell | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos RB Mike Bell has been moved to fullback. Bell wasn't happy with his move. "I don't think anybody's really excited when they find out that they're a fullback when they used to be a tailback," head coach Mike Shanahan said. "But then they like to be employed. They start to get more enthused about the job when they find out that they've actually got a check coming in."

FB | Lawrence Vickers | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns FB Lawrence Vickers (hamstring) was on the field Monday, Sept. 3, but not in pads.

FB | Cory Schlesinger | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun Sentinel, reports unrestricted free-agent FB Cory Schlesinger (Dolphins) is considering retirement after being released by the Miami Dolphins.


Wide Receiver

WR | Johnnie Lee Higgins | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin said Raiders WR Johnnie Lee Higgins will return punts.

WR | Bobby Wade | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings WR Bobby Wade (ankle) practiced Tuesday, Sept. 4, and said he would be ready to play in Week 1.

WR | Torry Holt | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Torry Holt (knee) participated in practice Tuesday, Sept. 4, and will play Week 1.

WR | Antonio Chatman | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Antonio Chatman (hamstring) is expected to miss four to five weeks because of a hamstring injury.

WR | Reche Caldwell | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports free-agent WR Reche Caldwell (Patriots) visited the New York Jets Tuesday, Sept. 4.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (foot) participated in individual drills during practice Sunday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 3, and he has a decent chance to play this week. If he does not, he will likely play Week 2.

WR | Mark Clayton | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton (ankle) participated in practice Tuesday, Sept. 4, but is ankle was wrapped. Clayton should play Week 1, but he may not be completely healthy.

WR | Eric Parker | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers WR Eric Parker (toe) will not play Week 1 and is expected to miss the first month of the season.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (back) participated in practice Tuesday, Sept. 4.

WR | Drew Bennett | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said he hopes WR Drew Bennett (quadriceps) will be ready to play Week 1.

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (nose) said he will be fine to play Week 1.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPNews reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 3. Head coach Bill Belichick said he is day-to-day. He said he wants to play in Week 1 but he doesn't know if he will.

WR | Muhsin Muhammad | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Muhsin Muhammad (undisclosed) missed practice Monday, Sept. 3, for undisclosed reasons.

WR | Darrell Jackson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Darrell Jackson (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Sept. 3, but should be available for Week 1.

WR | Terry Glenn | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Terry Glenn (knee) is unsure if he will play during Week 1. He practiced Monday, Sept. 3, for the first time since having knee surgery.

WR | Mike Furrey | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Mike Furrey (knee) has returned to practice after nursing a sore knee.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Detroit Lions rookie WR Calvin Johnson is not entering the season in the starting lineup, as the coaching staff wants him to earn a starting role rather than just handing it over to him.

WR | Samie Parker | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Samie Parker remained in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 3.

WR | Keenan McCardell | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Marla Ridenour, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage said the Browns are not interested in signing unrestricted free-agent WR Keenan McCardell (Texans).


Tight End

TE | Michael Gaines | Free Agent Players | Injury News, Transaction
The Associated Press reports the Carolina Panthers have released TE Michael Gaines (undisclosed) after the two sides reached an injury settlement.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (groin) said he is mentally ready to play, but he is not sure if his groin will hold up. "It's going to be four quarters of tough football. Can I hold up? That's the big question. The mind-frame is there. Hopefully, my body tells me it's all right. I'm positive about the situation. By the end of the week we'll see if my body is reacting well to practice. This is a big test for me to see where my groin's going to be," Smith said.

TE | Heath Miller | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (shoulder) is expected to play Week 1. Miller should return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.

TE | Greg Olsen | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears TE Greg Olsen (knee) missed the team's practice Monday, Sept. 3. Olsen will be a game-time decision for Week 1. He could miss a week or two with the injury.

TE | Alge Crumpler | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons TE Alge Crumpler (knee) was given Monday, Sept. 3, off to rest. He is expected to play Week 1.

TE | Ben Troupe | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Ben Troupe (foot) will likely be listed as questionable for Week 1 due to a foot injury. While he missed the first three preseason games he was able to play in the final one.

TE | Alex Smith | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Alex Smith (ankle) returned to practice Sunday, Sept. 2. He should be ready to play Week 1, according to head coach Jon Gruden.


Place Kicker

PK | John Carney | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports free-agent PK John Carney (Saints) worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Sept. 3.

PK | Matt Prater | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Prater will enter Week 1 as the team's starting place kicker. He is expected to kick off and do placement kicks, according to team president and general manager Rich McKay.

PK | Shayne Graham | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Bengals.com reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said the team may sign another kicker in case PK Shayne Graham (hip) is not ready to play Week 1.


Defensive Line

DL | Paul Spicer | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Paul Spicer (back) said he is ready to play Week 1, but he would be limited if he did play. Spicer has not played since the preseason opener.

DL | Marcus Tubbs | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Transaction
Seattle Seahawks DT Marcus Tubbs (knee) has been placed on Injured Reserve because of a torn ACL and his career may be in doubt because he was coming back from microfracture surgery on his knee.

DL | Simeon Rice | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Denver Broncos have announced they have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with unrestricted free-agent DE Simeon Rice (Buccaneers). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Aubrayo Franklin | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers NT Aubrayo Franklin (knee) went through individual work Monday, Sept. 3, but is expected to start during Week 1.

DL | Gabe Watson | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DT Alan Branch is pushing DT Gabe Watson for a starting job.

DL | Alan Branch | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DT Alan Branch is pushing DT Gabe Watson for a starting job.

DL | Orpheus Roye | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DE Orpheus Roye (knee) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 3, and hopes to play during Week 1.

DL | Simon Fraser | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DE Simon Fraser (buttocks) said he should be all right to play during Week 1.

DL | Michael Strahan | New York Giants | Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants DE Michael Strahan joined the team Monday, Sept. 3, and is expected to practice Tuesday, Sept. 4. The team will gauge his conditioning before determining if he will play in Week 1.

DL | Brian Young | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints DT Brian Young (foot) is probable for Week 1 and took part in practice Monday, Sept. 3. He is expected to play.

DL | Jimmy Wilkerson | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs DE Jimmy Wilkerson will start at right defensive end during Week 1, replacing DE Jared Allen, who is out with a two-game suspension.

DL | Quentin Moses | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Arizona Cardinals announced they have claimed free-agent DE Quentin Moses (Raiders) off waivers.

DL | Ian Scott | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles announced they have placed DT Ian Scott (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season.

DL | Kimo von Oelhoffen | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Philadelphia Eagles announced they have signed free-agent DT Kimo von Oelhoffen (Jets) to a one-year contract.

DL | Michael Haynes | Free Agent Players | Transaction
Eric Allen, of NewYorkJets.com, reports the New York Jets have released DE Michael Haynes.

DL | Seth Payne | Free Agent Players | Transaction
Jaguars.com reports Jacksonville Jaguars DT Seth Payne has been released from the team.


Linebacker

LB | Jeremiah Trotter | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced they have officially signed unrestricted free-agent LB Jeremiah Trotter (Eagles). Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but it has been reported that the contract is a one-year deal.

LB | Clint Ingram | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Clint Ingram (ankle) has missed the last two weeks of practice, but he may see some playing time Week 1.

LB | Kawika Mitchell | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants LB Kawika Mitchell (groin) participated in practice Tuesday, Sept. 4.

LB | Joey Porter | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter (knee) said he believes he is healthy enough to play Week 1. "It's tough to say I'm all the way back, but I'm definitely feeling a lot better than I did," Porter said. Porter is listed as the starting strongside linebacker on the team's depth chart. Porter will continue to be monitored throughout the week.

LB | Marcus Washington | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (elbow) is "shooting" to play during Week 1. He supposedly took all of the practice reps during workouts Monday, Sept. 3.

LB | Andra Davis | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Andra Davis (ankle) practiced some Monday, Sept. 3, and may play some during Week 1.

LB | Willie McGinest | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (back) won't play for at least the first few weeks of the season while recovering from surgery to repair a bulging disc in his back. He still is not practicing with the team.

LB | Greg Ellis | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys LB Greg Ellis (Achilles') is doing resistance training but still has not taken part in a full practice since the beginning of training camp. It is unlikely he will play during Week 1. If he did, it would be in a limited role.

LB | Coy Wire | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
Buffalo Bills LB Coy Wire will start in place of LB Keith Ellison (ankle).

LB | Keith Ellison | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Buffalo Bills LB Keith Ellison (ankle) is out for about one month with a high ankle sprain. He will be replaced by LB Coy Wire.


Cornerback

CB | Samari Rolle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Samari Rolle (ankle) participated in practice Tuesday, Sept. 4, and will likely play Week 1.

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 Tuesday, Sept. 4.

CB | Kelly Jennings | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Seattle Seahawks CB Kelly Jennings (leg) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 3, for the first time since injuring himself in a preseason game and should be able to play Week 1.

CB | Aaron Glenn | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agency News
Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports the St. Louis Rams tried to sign free-agent CB Aaron Glenn (Cowboys), but Glenn decided to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

CB | Jacques Reeves | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys CB Jacques Reeves will be the team's nickelback Week 1 if CB Terence Newman (foot) is able to play.

CB | Donald Strickland | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers S Donald Strickland (chest) did not practice Monday, Sept. 3. He is questionable for Week 1.

CB | Gary Baxter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (knee) is going through some practice with the team but will not be able to play during Week 1.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (foot) did not practice Monday, Sept. 3, and has not made it through a full practice since Aug. 19. The team hopes he will be able to play during Week 1 but he may need to take a shot to make it through the game. He may be limited during practice during the season due to the injury.

CB | Justin Miller | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB/KR Justin Miller (hamstring) has resumed practicing.

CB | Andre Dyson | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB Andre Dyson (leg) has resumed practicing.

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Giants CB Corey Webster is expected to start at left corner during Week 1.

CB | Artrell Hawkins | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Updating a previous report, Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald, reports the New England Patriots have not contacted unrestricted free-agent S Artrell Hawkins (Patriots) about a possible return, according to a source.

CB | Andre' Goodman | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins CB Andre' Goodman (shoulder) said he would be happy if he was able to play Week 3 against the New York Jets.


Strong Safety

SS | Tank Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings SS Tank Williams (undisclosed) appeared to practice Tuesday, Sept. 4.

SS | Marquand Manuel | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agency News
Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have signed free-agent S Marquand Manuel (Packers).

SS | James Sanders | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots SS James Sanders will likely start at safety next to FS Eugene Wilson while SS Rodney Harrison serves his four-game suspension.


Free Safety

FS | Mike Doss | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings FS Mike Doss (calf) appeared to miss practice Tuesday, Sept. 4. Doss was seen with a wrap on his left leg.

FS | Reggie Nelson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars FS Reggie Nelson (ankle) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 4, after missing a couple of weeks worth of practice. Nelson appeared to be working at full strength.

FS | Chris Crocker | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons FS Chris Crocker (knee) is expected to return for Week 1.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts SS Bob Sanders (shoulder, leg) is expected to play during Week 1.

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