NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on October 1, 2007 @ 14:24:03 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jake Delhomme | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme (elbow) will have his status updated Wednesday, Oct. 3. Delhomme disputed a FOX Sports report that he needs surgery on his right elbow. Delhomme said surgery is only a last resort and that he's optimistic his elbow will heal with continued rehabilitation. He said he might try to throw later this week.

QB | Steve McNair | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Steve McNair (groin) said he is fine and will start Week 5. Head coach Brian Billick said he is not considering benching McNair.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb (wrist) is expected to play during Week 6, after the team's bye week.

QB | Alex D. Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers QB Alex D. Smith (shoulder) suffered a third-degree shoulder separation during Week 4. Smith is expected to miss at least one game. He will not require surgery on his right shoulder.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (groin) is expected to start Week 6. Jackson has missed the team's previous two games.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers struggled during the team's Week 4 game. Rivers was 21-for-42 for 211 yards during the team's 30-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He threw two interceptions and had one fumble, which led to 17 points for the Chiefs.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck was 23-for-31 for 281 yards with two touchdowns and one interception Week 4 against the San Francisco 49ers.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning completed 20-of-27 passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns in the team's Week 4 game.

QB | Jon Kitna | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions QB Jon Kitna was 20-for-24 for 247 yards with two touchdowns during the team's 37-27 win over the Chicago Bears Week 4.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre completed 32-of-45 passes for 344 yards and two touchdowns in the team Week 4 game.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders QB Daunte Culpepper completed five of his 12 passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 4 game. Culpepper also rushed for three touchdowns in the game.

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger completed 11-of-24 passes for 114 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in the team's Week 4 game.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo completed 21-of-33 passes for 339 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in the team's Week 4 game. Romo also rushed for a touchdown in the game.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub was 28-for-40 for 317 yards with one touchdown Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons. The Texans lost 26-26 to the Falcons, dropping them to 2-2 on the season.


Running Back

RB | Travis Henry | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos RB Travis Henry (knee, ankle) was injured during Week 4. Henry did return to the game and is considered day-to-day. He will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Oct. 3.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson (shin) will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 3, and his status for Week 5 is uncertain.

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) played Week 4, but his knee was sore Monday, Oct. 1. He will probably miss practice Wednesday, Oct. 3 and possibly Thursday, Oct. 4. He could be available for Week 5 unless his knee has flared up too badly.

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPNews reports New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (groin) is out for Week 4.

RB | Aaron Stecker | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Aaron Stecker will take a bulk of RB Deuce McAllister's (ACL) carries for the rest of the season. McAllister has been placed on Injured Reserve.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (ribs, abdomen) is uncertain to play during Week 6, after the team's bye week. Westbrook said he hopes to play.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (shoulder, back) would not say if he will be playing Week 5, but is expected to play in the game. Addai was injured during the team's Week 4 game.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson returned three kickoffs in the team's Week 4 game, gaining an average of 32.7 yards per return. It is not known if Peterson will remain in this role.

RB | Chester Taylor | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Chester Taylor (hip) played in the team's Week 4 game. He rushed for 40 yards on eight carries.

RB | Michael Pittman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will likely use a running back by committee approach with RB Michael Pittman and RB Earnest Graham after the season-ending injury to RB Cadillac Williams (knee). The team may also acquire a running back via trade or free agency. Practice squad RB Kenneth Darby could be promoted to the active roster to replace Williams.

RB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will likely use a running back by committee approach with RB Michael Pittman and RB Earnest Graham after the season-ending injury to RB Cadillac Williams (knee). The team may also acquire a running back via trade or free agency. Practice squad RB Kenneth Darby could be promoted to the active roster to replace Williams.

RB | Cadillac Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
The St. Petersburg Times reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams (knee) will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a torn patellar tendon in his right knee Week 4. Williams is scheduled to have surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews Monday, Oct. 1.

RB | Willie Parker | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker rushed for only 37 yards on 18 carries in the team's Week 4 game.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson ran for 123 yards on 25 carries Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 132 yards on 20 carries during the team's Week 4 game. He also scored one touchdown during the game.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown rushed for 134 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown in the team's Week 4 game. Brown also caught six passes for 73 yards in the game.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams RB Brian Leonard rushed for 58 yards on 16 carries in the team's Week 4 game. Leonard was starting for the injured RB Steven Jackson (groin).

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee rushed for 104 yards on 14 carries and no touchdowns in the team's Week 4 game.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
NFL.com reports Oakland Raiders RB LaMont Jordan (leg) left the team's Week 4 game with an apparent leg injury. He was helped off the field by trainers and then carted to the locker room. FB Justin Griffith replaced Jordan, who did not return to the game.

RB | Ahman Green | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ahman Green (knee) is out for the Week 4 game.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) missed the team's practice Saturday, Sept. 29.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jacoby Jones | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans WR Jacoby Jones (shoulder) is likely out for Week 5.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (knee) is out for Week 5. His rehabilitation will step up this week, but he will likely be out for at least two more games.

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) is expected to play Week 5. He will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 3 and possibly Thursday, Oct. 4.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, , Fantasy
The status of Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (back) for Week 5 is uncertain. Johnson was inactive during Week 4. Head coach Rod Marinelli said he was optimistic Johnson would play Week 5, but wouldn't say for certain that he would play. He is considered day-to-day with a back injury.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Breaking News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison (knee) is not expected to play Week 5 after suffering a knee injury in the team's Week 4 game.

WR | Michael Jenkins | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the role of Atlanta Falcons WR Michael Jenkins in the offense is evolving. The Falcons have Jenkins working the middle of the field, and he has served as a release man for QB Joey Harrington if there is high pressure in the pocket. Jenkins saw action in the red zone when the Houston Texans were double-teaming TE Alge Crumpler in Week 4.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens caught three passes for 33 yards in the team's Week 4 game.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin (hip) did not play during Week 4. Boldin is considered day-to-day with a hip injury.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe caught eight passes for 164 yards with a 51-yard touchdown reception Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch caught seven passes for 130 yards during the team's Week 4 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

WR | Lee Evans | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills WR Lee Evans caught six passes for 72 yards during the team's Week 4 game. He had five catches for 29 yards in his first three games of the season.

WR | Patrick Crayton | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys WR Patrick Crayton (finger) caught seven passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 4 game.

WR | Isaac Bruce | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
NFL.com reports St. Louis Rams WR Isaac Bruce (hamstring) left the team's Week 4 game with a hamstring injury and did not return.

WR | Javon Walker | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Javon Walker (knee) is out for the team's Week 4 game.


Tight End

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (groin) is expected to be out two weeks, but he could be close to returning by next week.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (hamstring) will have his hamstring injury monitored by the team throughout the week and may not be able to play Week 5. Head coach Brian Billick said Heap's injury was the "most serious" from the team's Week 4 game.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (knee) will not play Week 5.

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught six passes for 71 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 4 game.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow (shoulder) played in the team's Week 4 game.


Place Kicker

PK | Mason Crosby | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers PK Mason Crosby made all three of his field goal attempts in the team's Week 4 game.


Defensive Line

DL | Kalimba Edwards | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions DL Kalimba Edwards (ankle) did not play during Week 4. Edwards has missed two games due to an ankle injury. He may be able to play during Week 5 and is considered day-to-day.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DT Cullen Jenkins (ribs) should be available for Week 5.

DL | Dewayne Robertson | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DT Dewayne Robertson (knee) was questionable for Week 4, but he did start the game.

DL | Vonnie Holliday | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DT Vonnie Holliday (ankle) is out a few weeks with a fractured right ankle.

DL | Erasmus James | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings DE Erasmus James (knee) has not played yet this season despite being able to practice every day. It is unclear when James will play in a game.

DL | Darnell Dockett | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Darnell Dockett has already set a career-high with 5.5 sacks so far this season.

DL | Leonard Little | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams DL Leonard Little (knee) left the team's Week 4 game with a knee sprain, according to head coach Scott Linehan.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora recorded a team-record six sacks during the team's Week 4 game. The Giants tied a league record by sacking Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb 12 times during the game.

DL | Ray Edwards | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings DE Ray Edwards (hip) bruised his hip in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 4 game and did not return. The X-rays done on his hip were negative.


Linebacker

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (ankle) will have his status updated Wednesday, Oct. 3. Morgan revealed he has a minor tear in his right Achilles' tendon. He said the injury does not threaten his ability to play for the rest of 2007, and the injury will not require surgery.

LB | Scott Fujita | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints LB Scott Fujita (ankle) will have his status for Week 5 updated Wednesday, Oct. 3.

LB | Zach Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Zach Thomas (concussion) will likely participate in contact drills this week.

LB | Channing Crowder | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Channing Crowder (ankle) is day-to-day with a sprained left ankle. There is a good chance he will play Week 5 if he practices Wednesday, Oct. 3.

LB | Freddie Keiaho | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts LB Freddie Keiaho (elbow) played in the team's Week 4 game.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 4 game. Briggs will be re-evaluated as this week goes on and may be able to play Week 5.

LB | Karlos Dansby | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby (shoulder) started the team's Week 4 game. Dansby is likely to be limited in practice this week and should be available to play during Week 5.

LB | Greg Ellis | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Jana Wallis, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys LB Greg Ellis (Achilles') said he is playing at about 75 percent ability, and his heel is still hurting him, but he is planning to play Week 5.

LB | Willie McGinest | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (back) played in the team's Week 4 game and made it through just fine.

LB | Sam Williams | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
ESPN.com reports Oakland Raiders LB Sam Williams (undisclosed) left the team's Week 4 game with an undisclosed injury, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

LB | Caleb Miller | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Caleb Miller (back) missed the team's practice Saturday, Sept. 29.


Cornerback

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (foot) played Week 4 and appeared to be closer to full strength. He will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (back) is unlikely to practice until Friday, Oct. 5. His availability for Week 5 will not be determined until how well he does Friday and how he feels Saturday, Oct. 6.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (knee) could be ready to play during Week 6, after the team's bye week.

CB | Jason David | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints CB Jason David (forearm) will not play Week 5.

CB | Samari Rolle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick said he is "hopeful" CB Samari Rolle (illness) will be able to play Week 5.

CB | Nathan Vasher | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears CB Nathan Vasher (groin) did not play in the team's Week 4 game. Vasher will be re-evaluated as this week goes on and may be able to play Week 5.

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (ankle) did not play in the team's Week 4 game. Tillman will be re-evaluated as this week goes on and may be able to play Week 5.

CB | Anthony Henry | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips said he did not know if CB Anthony Henry (ankle) will be able to play Week 5.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (foot, knee) played right cornerback during the team's Week 4 game when CB Anthony Henry (ankle) was injured. Newman said he had no issues with his injuries during the game.

CB | Brian Kelly | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (groin) did not play in the team's Week 4 game and is currently questionable for the team's Week 5 game.

CB | Fabian Washington | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
ESPN.com reports Oakland Raiders CB Fabian Washington (undisclosed) left the team's Week 4 game with an undisclosed injury, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.


Strong Safety

SS | Travares Tillman | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins S Travares Tillman (knee) missed Week 4 because of knee swelling. His status for Week 5 is not known.

SS | Adam Archuleta | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears SS Adam Archuleta (hand) did not play in the team's Week 4 game. Archuleta will be re-evaluated as this week goes on and may be able to play Week 5

SS | Jim Leonhard | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Buffalo Bills FS Bryan Scott is expected to replace SS Jim Leonhard (calf) during Week 5. Leonhard is expected to be out with a calf injury.


Free Safety

FS | Nick Collins | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers S Nick Collins (knee) will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 3, and his status for Week 5 is uncertain.

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets FS Eric Smith (hamstring) was questionable for Week 4, but he did play in extra-defensive back situations.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (neck) could be ready to play Week 6, after the team's bye week.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (rib) is not expected to play Week 5. Sanders suffered a rib injury during the team's Week 4 game.

FS | Dwight Smith | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings FS Dwight Smith (hamstring) will continue to receive treatment on his hamstring during the team's bye week.

FS | Marlon McCree | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Jay Posner and Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, report San Diego Chargers FS Marlon McCree (hand) sustained a hand injury Week 4, however X-rays were negative.

FS | Corey Chavous | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams FS Corey Chavous (pectoral) left the team's Week 4 game with a strained left pectoral muscle.

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