NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on September 14, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Albert Breer, of the Metrowest Daily News, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady practiced in full Friday, Sept. 14.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Daunte Culpepper is expected to start the team's Week 2 game.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (shoulder) took about half of the first team reps during practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2. QB Jared Lorenzen also took about half of the first team reps during practice. Manning will be a game-time decision for Week 2.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2. Pennington is not expected to play Week 2, but may be the team's No. 3 quarterback during the game.

QB | Kyle Boller | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Kyle Boller worked with the first-team offense during practice Friday, Sept. 14.

QB | Kellen Clemens | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 13. QB Kellen Clemens is expected to start the Week 2 game.


Running Back

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones (foot) was limited during practice Friday Sept. 14, and is listed as doubtful for Week 2. Jones will likely not play this week, but there is a possibility he plays Week 3.

RB | T.J. Duckett | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB T.J. Duckett (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and will not play Week 2.

RB | Jesse Chatman | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins RB Jesse Chatman (knee) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14. Head coach Cam Cameron expects Chatman to play and to be RB Ronnie Brown's backup.

RB | Chester Taylor | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Chester Taylor (oblique, hip) will be a game-time decision for Week 2.

RB | Vernand Morency | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Vernand Morency (knee) missed practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is unlikely to play Week 2. He is listed as questionable for the team's game.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Marshawn Lynch (illness) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is not on the injury report.

RB | Thomas Jones | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Thomas Jones (calf) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2. Jones is expected to play in the game.

RB | Cadillac Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams (ribs) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2. Williams may play, but will likely be a game-time decision.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Shannon Russell, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson has averaged 141.4 rushing yards and one touchdown per contest in his last five meetings versus the Cleveland Browns.

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (hand) practiced Thursday, Sept. 13, and is expected to start Week 2.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore was excused from practice Thursday, Sept. 13, because his mother passed away. Gore plans to play Week 2.

RB | Reuben Droughns | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB Reuben Droughns will be given some carries Week 2.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) has been officially declared out for Week 2.

RB | Derrick Ward | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB Derrick Ward will start at running back Week 2, replacing the injured RB Brandon Jacobs (knee).

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee has rushed for at least 110 yards each of the last five games he has played against the New York Jets, who the Ravens play Week 2.

RB | Corey Dillon | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports free-agent RB Corey Dillon (Patriots) said he would have an interest in playing for the Chicago Bears. "If the right team called there might be interest," said agent Steve Feldman. "Chicago is definitely a right team."


Wide Receiver

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Albert Breer, of the Metrowest Daily News, reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss practiced in full Friday, Sept. 14.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 14, and is probable for Week 2.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (hamstring) missed practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is unlikely to play Week 2. He is listed as questionable for the team's game.

WR | Drew Bennett | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Drew Bennett (quadriceps) practiced Friday, Sept. 14, and he will start Week 2. He is officially listed as probable for the week.

WR | Demetrius Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Demetrius Williams (chest) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2. Williams has done more during practice than WR Mark Clayton (toe), so he will likely start at wide receiver Week 2.

WR | Mark Clayton | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton (toe) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2. Clayton has been splitting first-team reps with WR Demetrius Williams during practices. Clayton will likely be used more during third down situations.

WR | Terry Glenn | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terry Glenn (knee) may need to undergo microfracture surgery at some point in the future.

WR | Muhsin Muhammad | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Muhsin Muhammad (ankle) was held out of practice Friday, Sept. 14.

WR | Chad Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson needs only 82 receiving yards to break the Bengals' career receiving yards record of 7,101 yards. Johnson has averaged 78 yards in the six games he as played with QB Carson Palmer against the Cleveland Browns, who the Bengals play Week 2. The record is currently held by former NFL WR Isaac Curtis, who set the record 23 years ago.


Tight End

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (back) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as probable for Week 2.

TE | Donald Lee | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers TE Donald Lee (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is expected to play Week 2. He is listed as probable for the team's game.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (groin) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and will play Week 2.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (elbow) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is no longer on the injury list.

TE | Alge Crumpler | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons TE Alge Crumpler (knee) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, after resting his knee during practice Thursday, Sept. 13.

TE | Greg Olsen | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears TE Greg Olsen (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 2, and will be a game-time decision. Olsen was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 14.


Place Kicker

PK | Shayne Graham | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals PK Shayne Graham (hip) practiced Friday, Sept. 14, and is probable for Week 2.

PK | Josh Scobee | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars PK Josh Scobee (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is out for Week 2.

PK | Lawrence Tynes | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (calf) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is expected to play Week 2. Tynes did not have problems kicking during practice.


Defensive Line

DL | Luis A. Castillo | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers DE Luis A. Castillo (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 14, but is listed as probable for Week 2.

DL | Amobi Okoye | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans DT Amobi Okoye (toe) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14. Okoye will be a game-time decision for Week 2.

DL | Marcus Stroud | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Marcus Stroud (shin) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as probable for Week 2. Stroud should be able to play, but he may not start the game.

DL | Erasmus James | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings DE Erasmus James (knee) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is not listed on the injury report. James may not play because of a coach's decision.

DL | Aaron Kampman | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers DL Aaron Kampman (ribs) practiced Friday, Sept. 14, and will play Week 2. He is listed as probable for the team's game.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DT Albert Haynesworth (back) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is not on the injury list.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14. Umenyiora was upgraded to probable for Week 2, but he might not play in the game.

DL | Jevon Kearse | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles DE Jevon Kearse (shoulder) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and will play Week 2.

DL | Mike Rucker | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers DE Mike Rucker (thigh) is probable for the team's Week 2 game.

DL | Dewayne Robertson | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DT Dewayne Robertson (knee) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as probable for Week 2.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (knee) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is not on the injury report.

DL | Chris Hovan | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2. Hovan will likely be a game-time decision.

DL | Phillip Daniels | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Phillip Daniels (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2.

DL | Alan Branch | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DT Alan Branch (hand) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.


Linebacker

LB | Isaiah Ekejiuba | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (foot) missed the team's practice Friday, Sept. 14, and he will not play Week 2.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as probable for Week 2.

LB | Clint Ingram | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Clint Ingram (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2. Ingram does not appear to be ready to play.

LB | Freddie Keiaho | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts LB Freddie Keiaho (elbow) missed the team's practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is doubtful for Week 2.

LB | Rob Morris | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts LB Rob Morris (ribs) missed the team's practice Friday, Sept. 14, and he may be a game-time decision for Week 2. He is listed as questionable for the game.

LB | Greg Ellis | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys LB Greg Ellis (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and he will not play Week 2.

LB | Chris Draft | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (ankle) missed practice Thursday, Sept. 14, and is officially listed as questionable for Week 2. He likely will miss the game, with LB Chris Draft starting in his place.

LB | Pisa Tinoisamoa | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (ankle) missed practice Thursday, Sept. 14, and is officially listed as questionable for Week 2. He likely will miss the game, with LB Chris Draft starting in his place.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (triceps) was very limited during practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2. Lewis has determined he will play Week 2, and said he can move his arm better.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (back) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 14, but is listed as probable for Week 2.

LB | Jason Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DE Jason Taylor (quadriceps) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, and said he intends to play Week 2.


Cornerback

CB | Leigh Bodden | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Leigh Bodden (groin) missed practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is questionable for Week 2.

CB | Duane Starks | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders CB Duane Starks (groin) missed practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is not expected to play Week 2.

CB | Deltha O'Neal | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Deltha O'Neal (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 14, and will play Week 2. He is listed as probable for the game.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (foot) practiced Friday, Sept. 14, and will be a game-time decision for Week 2. He is listed as questionable for the game.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (elbow) practiced Friday, Sept. 14, and will play Week 2. He is listed as probable for the team's game.

CB | Andre Dyson | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB Andre Dyson (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2.

CB | Samari Rolle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Samari Rolle (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2. Defensive coordinator Rex Ryan expects Rolle to start Week 2.

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 Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as doubtful for Week 2. Kelly is unlikely to play in the game.

CB | Fred Smoot | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Fred Smoot (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 14, but is listed as probable for Week 2.

CB | Deshea Townsend | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Deshea Townsend (groin) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is expected to start Week 2.

CB | Tye Hill | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said the injury to CB Tye Hill (back) is similar to the back injury suffered by WR Dane Looker during the preseason. Looker missed two preseason games with the injury. Linehan said the best case scenario for Hill would probably be a two-week absence, but Linehan said Hill will be week-to-week.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (knee) is out for Week 2 with an MCL sprain. He could miss a few more weeks.

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 some of practice Thursday, Sept. 13. The status on Surtain for Week 2 is uncertain, but he looks like he should be able to play Week 2.

CB | Jason Webster | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports the Buffalo Bills have placed CB Jason Webster (forearm) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season.


Strong Safety

SS | Aaron Rouse | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Green Bay Packers SS Aaron Rouse (hamstring) missed practice Friday, Sept. 14, and will not play Week 2. He is listed as doubtful for the game.

SS | Jon McGraw | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs SS Jon McGraw (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 14. McGraw's status for Week 2 is uncertain.

SS | Gibril Wilson | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants SS Gibril Wilson (quadriceps) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 13.

SS | Clinton Hart | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers SS Clinton Hart (quadriceps) is expected to play in the team's Week 2 game.


Free Safety

FS | O.J. Atogwe | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams FS O.J. Atogwe (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 14, and he will play Week 2.

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2. Reed should be able to play Week 2.

FS | Mike Doss | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings FS Mike Doss (calf) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2.

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

FS | Ko Simpson | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Transaction
BuffaloBills.com reports the Buffalo Bills have placed FS Ko Simpson (ankle) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season.

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