NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on September 12, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Steve McNair | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPN.com reports Baltimore Ravens QB Steve McNair (groin) may not start the team's Week 2 game. McNair said, "I think the soreness is kind of going away. I'm getting treatment three or four times a day. Hopefully every day gets better and hopefully I can get out there on Sunday and play. That's my goal. That's my ultimate thing. I've been through this before, as far as injury-wise not participating much in practice and then playing and playing well. If it comes down to it, that's what I'll do."

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Albert Breer, of the Metrowest Daily News, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) rested Wednesday, Sept. 12, and he had his shoulder treated. He will not miss any time.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Paul Schwartz, of the New York Post, reports the New York Giants are confident QB Eli Manning (shoulder) will play Week 3 if he is not able to play Week 2.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPN.com reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (ankle) is reportedly telling those close to him that he does not think he will play Week 2, according to the Star-Ledger, citing an anonymous source. "Chad doesn't think he could play this week," the source told the Star-Ledger. "He said the ankle is really sore. He wants to play and he's going to give it a try, but he doesn't think he's going to play."

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Adam Schefter, for NFL.com, reports Oakland Raiders QB Daunte Culpepper would start Week 2 if QB Josh McCown (finger, foot) is not able to play.

QB | Derek Anderson | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson will start Week 2.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart was 14-for-28 for 102 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer was 20-for-32 for 194 yards with two touchdowns as the Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens Week 1 by a score of 27-20.


Running Back

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Buffalo Bills RB Marshawn Lynch (illness) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, but he will play Week 2.

RB | Chester Taylor | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Chester Taylor's (oblique) status for Week 2 is in question because of an oblique injury.

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 in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12. His status for Week 2 will not be determined until later in the week.

RB | Cadillac Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams (ribs) did not participate in the padded portion of practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, but is making progress and may play Week 2.

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones (foot) has been practicing and has not suffered any setbacks. Jones is still considered week-to week and his status for Week 2 is unknown.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Tim Panaccio, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said he will consider using RB Brian Westbrook as the team's primary punt returner.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
During his press conference, Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino said he would like to make sure RB Jerious Norwood gets more touches. "We want to get the ball in Jerious' hands. He is a guy that has the speed and the ability to make big plays for us. We have to make sure that he gets more touches," said Petrino.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore played in the team's Week 1 game after missing all of preseason with a broken right hand. He carried the ball 18 times for 55 yards with one touchdown and caught one pass for another 21 yards.


Wide Receiver

WR | Drew Bennett | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams WR Drew Bennett (quadriceps) returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, and appeared to take a regular turn in practice.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, but is expected to play Week 2.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12. He could be available for the team's Week 2 game.

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) was not listed on the team's injury report Wednesday, Sept. 12, and he should be full speed for Week 2.

WR | Eddie Kennison | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Eddie Kennison (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12. Kennison is out for Week 2 and there is no timetable for his return, but the injury is not considered a long-term injury.

WR | Terry Glenn | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Todd Archer and Calvin Watkins, of the Dallas Morning News, report Dallas Cowboys WR Terry Glenn (knee) received a second opinion on his knee from Dr. James Andrews, and Andrews confirmed the extent of Glenn's knee injury. Glenn will now have to decide to undergo either arthroscopic surgery or microfracture surgery.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Seattle Seahawks WR D.J. Hackett (ankle) suffered a high right ankle sprain Week 1 and could miss at least a month.

WR | Ronald Curry | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Ronald Curry (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury Week 1 and missed the final plays of the game.


Place Kicker

PK | Shayne Graham | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals PK Shayne Graham (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, and his status for Week 2 is uncertain.

PK | Lawrence Tynes | New York Giants | Injury News
ESPN.com reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (calf) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12. Tynes is expected to return to practice Thursday, Sept. 13.

PK | John Carney | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agency News
ESPNews reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed unrestricted free-agent PK John Carney (Saints). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

PK | Josh Scobee | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports Jacksonville Jaguars PK Josh Scobee (quadriceps) is expected to miss six to eight weeks with an injured quadriceps.


Defensive Line

DL | Aaron Kampman | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DE Aaron Kampman (ribs) missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, but he is expected to play Week 2.

DL | Mike Montgomery | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DE Mike Montgomery (knee) is out for Week 2 and possibly a couple more. He may have a torn MCL and some cartilage damage.

DL | Alan Branch | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DT Alan Branch (hand) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12. His hand will be re-evaluated Thursday, Sept. 13.

DL | Chris Hovan | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, but should be able to play Week 2.

DL | Rod Coleman | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DT Rod Coleman (quadriceps, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, and will not play Week 2.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora (knee) is listed as day-to-day but is considered unlikely to play Week 2.

DL | Anthony Weaver | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans DE Anthony Weaver (shoulder, knee) came out of the Week 1 game fine and will start Week 2.


Linebacker

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPN.com reports Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (triceps) had an MRI taken of his right triceps, which showed no tear to the main muscle, according to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio. Lewis declared himself ready to go for the Week 2 game.

LB | Pisa Tinoisamoa | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (ankle) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, and is questionable for Week 2. LB Chris Draft took Tinoisamoa's place at weakside linebacker during practice Wednesday.

LB | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys LB Anthony Spencer will start at outside linebacker Week 2.

LB | Greg Ellis | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys LB Greg Ellis (Achilles') was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, and may play Week 2. If Ellis plays Week 2, the Cowboys will likely work him in slowly. Ellis could be a factor as a situational pass rusher in the game.

LB | Antwan Peek | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Antwan Peek (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12. Peek was in a protective boot during practice.

LB | Freddie Keiaho | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts LB Freddie Keiaho (elbow) hopes to play Week 2 after dislocating his right elbow Week 1. Head coach Tony Dungy is also hoping Keiaho can play, but Keiaho's status for Week 2 is still uncertain.

LB | Clint Ingram | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Clint Ingram (knee) appears to have recovered from his knee injury and should start at outside linebacker Week 2.

LB | Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports the New York Giants may move LB Mathias Kiwanuka back to defensive end if DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) misses an extended period of time. "There will be more discussion in the next day or so. We need to get a handle on where Osi is," said Coughlin on whether they would move Kiwanuka.


Cornerback

CB | Deltha O'Neal | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Deltha O'Neal (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, but is expected to play Week 2.

CB | Deshea Townsend | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Deshea Townsend (groin) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, but he is expected to play Week 2.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (elbow) wore a brace on his right elbow Wednesday, Sept. 12, and was limited in practice. He could participate in the Week 2 game.

CB | Shawntae Spencer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Shawntae Spencer (elbow) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, but should be available for Week 2.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (foot) was in pads working with the scout team during practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, and is continuing to improve.

CB | Brian Kelly | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, and will likely not play Week 2.

CB | Patrick Surtain | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs CB Patrick Surtain (shoulder) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, and should be ready to play Week 2.


Strong Safety

SS | Aaron Rouse | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers S Aaron Rouse (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, and his status for Week 2 is uncertain.

SS | Donovin Darius | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Miami Dolphins have signed free-agent S Donovin Darius (Raiders) to their active roster.

SS | Yeremiah Bell | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have placed S Yeremiah Bell (Achilles') on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season.

SS | Sean Considine | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Tim Panaccio, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles SS Sean Considine (knee) is considered day-to-day because of a knee sprain.

SS | Clinton Hart | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers S Clinton Hart (quadriceps) is day-to-day with a quadriceps injury. He is expected to start Week 2.


Free Safety

FS | O.J. Atogwe | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams FS O.J. Atogwe (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 12, and will play Week 2.

FS | Mike Doss | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings FS Mike Doss' (calf) status for Week 2 is in question because of a calf injury.

FS | John Lynch | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos FS John Lynch (ankle) is expected to play Week 2.

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens WR B.J. Sams (knee) suffered a severely sprained knee Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals. S Ed Reed replaced Sams on punt returns and returned one punt 63 yards for a touchdown.

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