NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on September 5, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | JaMarcus Russell | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
ESPN's John Clayton reports the Oakland Raiders and rookie QB JaMarcus Russell are not close to working out a contract.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) went through a full practice Wednesday, Sept. 5. He is expected to play during Week 1.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (pelvis) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Michael Smith, of ESPN, reports Oakland Raiders QB Josh McCown appears likely to start in Week 1. McCown has taken all of the first-team reps at practice Wednesday, Sept. 5. Earlier reports had indicated that QB Daunte Culpepper was likely to be named the starter for Week 1.


Running Back

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones (foot) was sore Tuesday, Sept. 4, after practicing the day before. However, that was not to be unexpected. Jones was able to practice again Wednesday, Sept. 5. He remains on a week-to-week basis entering Week 1.

RB | Thomas Jones | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Thomas Jones (calf) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Sept. 5.

RB | Vernand Morency | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Vernand Morency (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 5, but presumably participated in some team drills.

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) participated in all of the drills Wednesday, Sept. 5. Jackson is currently listed as limited on the injury report, but he is expected to start Week 1.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.

RB | Leon Washington | New York Jets | Fantasy
Dennis Waszak Jr., of The Associated Press, reports New York Jets RB Leon Washington might split carries with RB Thomas Jones (calf) if Jones is cleared to play.

RB | T.J. Duckett | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports the Detroit Lions could use a committee in the backfield with RB Tatum Bell and RB T.J. Duckett. Bell is more elusive and has better overall speed, but Duckett does better running inside and with power.

RB | Tatum Bell | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports the Detroit Lions could use a committee in the backfield with RB Tatum Bell and RB T.J. Duckett. Bell is more elusive and has better overall speed, but Duckett does better running inside and with power.

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.


Wide Receiver

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Albert Breer, of the Metrowest Daily News, reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss (hamstring) is continuing to practice after taking a month off during the preseason. Sources say he was given that time off in training camp as a precaution.

WR | Bobby Wade | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Bobby Wade (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 5, but has continue to say he will be ready to play Week 1.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (back) is expected to start the team's Week 1 game.

WR | Drew Bennett | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Drew Bennett (quad) was held out of practice Wednesday, Sept. 5, but may practice later in the week. The team is optimistic he will be able to play during Week 1.

WR | Torry Holt | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Torry Holt (knee) did most of the work during practice Wednesday, Sept. 5, and was not listed on the team's injury report. Holt is returning from offseason knee surgery. While he won't be 100 percent for Week 1, he is expected to play.

WR | Terry Glenn | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Terry Glenn (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 5, but is still not sure whether he will play Week 1.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings could return punts Week 1.

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


Tight End

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (groin) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 5. Head coach Andy Reid believes Smith will play Week 1, but Smith is not as sure as Reid.

TE | Greg Olsen | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears TE Greg Olsen (knee) is not practicing Wednesday, Sept. 5, because of a sprained left knee.


Place Kicker

PK | Shayne Graham | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals PK Shayne Graham (hip) is expected to play Week 1.


Defensive Line

DL | Sam Adams | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos DT Sam Adams (knee) will play in the team's Week 1 game.

DL | Anthony Weaver | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans DE Anthony Weaver (shoulder, knee) should play during Week 1. He practiced most of the time Wednesday, Sept. 5, and is expected to start.

DL | Darrion Scott | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings DE Darrion Scott (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.

DL | Ryan Denney | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills DE Ryan Denney (foot) will miss at least five games with a broken fifth metatarsal.

DL | Dewayne Robertson | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DT Dewayne Robertson (knee) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.

DL | Keith Traylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DT Keith Traylor (ankle) is dealing with a sprained ankle. He will likely play during Week 1 but could be limited.

DL | John Henderson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DT John Henderson (shoulder) saw limited action in the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.

DL | Rod Coleman | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DT Rod Coleman (quadriceps) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.

DL | Reggie Hayward | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Reggie Hayward (Achilles') should be able to play in the team's Week 1 game.

DL | Jevon Kearse | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles DE Jevon Kearse (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.

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.


Linebacker

LB | Kawika Mitchell | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants LB Kawika Mitchell (groin) is expected to be ready for the team's Week 1 game.

LB | Vinny Ciurciu | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings LB Vinny Ciurciu (hand) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.

LB | E.J. Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings LB E.J. Henderson (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 5, but could be back to practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

LB | Joey Porter | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 5, and expects to play the entire game during Week 1. Head coach Cam Cameron said Porter looked good and expects him to start.

LB | Clint Ingram | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Clint Ingram (knee) will be questionable for the team's Week 1 game. He could return to action for Week 2.

LB | Marcus Washington | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (elbow) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.

LB | Andra Davis | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Andra Davis (ankle) went through some practice Wednesday, Sept. 5, and may play Week 1.

LB | Greg Ellis | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys LB Greg Ellis (Achilles', heel) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.

LB | Rashad Jeanty | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Rashad Jeanty (leg) is expected to miss four to five weeks after undergoing surgery on his leg.

LB | Antwan Barnes | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Antwan Barnes (ankle) was limited during practice Tuesday, Sept. 4, and is questionable for Week 1.

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 | Will Witherspoon | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said LB Will Witherspoon (illness) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Sept. 4, because of an illness.


Cornerback

CB | Andre' Goodman | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins CB Andre' Goodman (shoulder) remained out of contact drills Wednesday, Sept. 3. He hopes to return to the field for Sept. 30 versus the Oakland Raiders.

CB | Andre Dyson | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB Andre Dyson (leg) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Sept. 5.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (foot) continues to do on-field rehab is injured foot. Newman had his ankle taped while rehabbing Wednesday, Sept. 5, and that is a possible indication that he may be able to play Week 1.

CB | Sam Madison | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants CB Sam Madison (hamstring) took all of the reps during practice Wednesday, Sept. 5, and he reported that he had no pain. Madison has a chance to start Week 1, but if the trainers want to push him, Corey Webster would start in his place.

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants CB Sam Madison (hamstring) took all of the reps during practice Wednesday, Sept. 5, and he reported that he had no pain. Madison has a chance to start Week 1, but if the trainers want to push him, Corey Webster would start in his place.

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 | 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.


Free Safety

FS | Eugene Wilson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Albert Breer, of the Metrowest Daily News, reports New England Patriots S Eugene Wilson (leg) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 5.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts SS Bob Sanders (shoulder, leg) is dealing with minor injuries to his shoulder and leg but is expected to play during Week 1 versus the New Orleans Saints.

FS | Mike Doss | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings FS Mike Doss (calf) will likely not play Week 1.

FS | Reggie Nelson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars S Reggie Nelson (ankle) was expected to return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 5. He is still not at full strength, but he could take part in the team's Week 1 game.

FS | Renaldo Hill | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Miami Dolphins S Renaldo Hill (groin) will start the team's Week 1 game, but he will not be as agile as he usually is.

FS | Jordan Babineaux | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Seattle Seahawks FS Jordan Babineaux (knee) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 3, for the first time since the first day of training camp. Babineaux should be able to play, but his status is still unknown.

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