NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on October 8, 2007 @ 14:17:43 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (groin) is expected to start during Week 6. Jackson rotated with the first team in practice Monday, Oct. 8.

QB | Cleo Lemon | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
ESPNews reports Miami Dolphins QB Cleo Lemon is expected to start during Week 6.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini said QB Chad Pennington (ankle) is still the team's starting quarterback. The Jets may turn to QB Kellen Clemens if Pennington struggles for a third consecutive game.

QB | Trent Green | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPNews reports Miami Dolphins QB Trent Green (concussion) is out for Week 6.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart (collarbone) will likely be out for at least four weeks, although the team has not announced anything official. Leinart is scheduled to undergo further tests on his broken collarbone.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Updating a previous item, Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme (elbow) will undergo surgery next week on his injured elbow. Delhomme will be placed on Injured Reserve. However, he should be able to return for next season.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre completed 29-of-40 for 322 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the team's Week 5 game. Favre now has thrown 277 career interceptions, which ties him for the league lead for career interceptions with former NFL QB George Blanda.

QB | Brian Griese | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears QB Brian Griese completed 15-of-25 passes for 214 yards, two touchdowns and one interception during the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Alex D. Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers QB Alex D. Smith (shoulder) threw some passes during pre-game warmups and watched the game without a sling on his shoulder.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 13-of-18 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 5 game. Rivers also rushed for a touchdown.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jeff Garcia completed 18-of-23 passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning completed 27-of-39 passes for 253 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub completed 20-of-34 passes for 294 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 5 game. Schaub also lost a fumble during the game.

QB | Jon Kitna | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions QB Jon Kitna completed 16-of-29 passes for 106 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Jason Campbell | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell completed 23-of-29 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck completed 13-of-27 passes for 116 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 18-of-22 passes for 206 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants QB Eli Manning completed 13-of-25 passes for 186 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 29-of-47 passes for 252 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 22-of-38 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Gus Frerotte | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams QB Gus Frerotte completed 24-of 43 passes for 262 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Joey Harrington | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons QB Joey Harrington completed 16 of his 31 passes for 87 yards and an interception during the team's Week 5 game.


Running Back

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) could miss some practices this week but is expected to play Week 6.

RB | Thomas Jones | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets RB Thomas Jones (calf) only had 12 carries Week 4 and 13 carries in the team's Week 5 game. Jones has not complained about the way he is being used.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (shoulder, back) did not play during Week 5. Addai is expected to return after the bye week in Week 6.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) missed practice Monday, Oct. 8.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (hand, knee) was injured during Week 5. Portis suffered an injury during the first series of Week 5 and injured his hand late in the game. Portis said he had no soreness in his knee Monday, Oct. 8.

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (groin) did not play during Week 5. Maroney was lised as questionable before the game. His status for Week 6 is unknown.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown, who rushed for over 100 yards for the third straight game in Week 5, joined RB Ricky Williams as the only backs in team history to hit the 100-yard mark three games in a row.

RB | Derrick Ward | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Derrick Ward (ankle) is expected to practice Tuesday, Oct. 9. Ward originally injured his ankle against the Washington Redskins.

RB | Travis Henry | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos RB Travis Henry's (knee, ankle) lawsuit against the NFL has been moved to New York City. He may be able to delay a possible one-year suspension from the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy by appealing the decision of the lawsuit if it does not go in his favor. An appeal could push a final decision on the matter into November and give him four or five more weeks to be able to play. Henry is scheduled to undergo a polygraph test this week to see if he has recently smoked marijuana and is willing to give hair samples to prove his innocence, according to an NFL source.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders RB LaMont Jordan (back) was not present at the team's warm-up session before practice Monday, Oct. 8.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (abdomen) was limited in the team's workout Monday, Oct. 8, but team sources said he is expected to play Week 6.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Jamal Lewis (foot) will undergo another MRI Monday, Oct. 8, to determine the severity of a foot injury sustained in Week 5. Initial X-rays came back negative.

RB | Michael Pittman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Updating previous items, Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Michael Pittman (ankle) will be sidelined for the next six to eight weeks with a serious ankle injury. Pittman is still undergoing tests to determine the full extent of his injury.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee rushed for 88 yards on 22 carries in the team's week 5 game.

RB | Michael Turner | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers RB Michael Turner rushed for 147 yards on 10 carries and one touchdown in the team's Week 5 game.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 67 yards on 21 carries in the team's Week 5 game. He also caught three passes for 73 yards in the game.

RB | Kenton Keith | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts RB Kenton Keith rushed for 121 yards on 28 carries and two touchdowns in the team's Week 5 game.

RB | Willie Parker | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker rushed for 102 yards on 28 carries in the team's Week 5 game.

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander rushed for 25 yards on 11 carries in the team's Week 5 game.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs rushed for 100 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown in the team's Week 5 game.

RB | Sammy Morris | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots RB Sammy Morris rushed for 102 yards on 21 carries in the team's Week 5 game.

RB | Brian Leonard | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams RB Brian Leonard rushed for 102 yards on 18 carries in the team's Week 5 game.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson rushed for 12 yards on nine carries in the team's Week 5 game.

RB | DeShawn Wynn | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
NBC Sports reports Green Bay Packers RB DeShawn Wynn (cramps) left the team's Week 5 game because of cramps. He has been taken to the locker room and will be given an IV. He is expected to return to the game.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
NFL.com reports New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury in the second quarter of the team's Week 5 game, but he returned later on in the same drive.

RB | Ahman Green | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ahman Green (knee) will not play during Week 5.

RB | LenDale White | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB LenDale White (illness) participated in practice Friday, Oct. 5, and is expected to play Week 5.


Wide Receiver

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (shoulder, hamstring) injured his shoulder during the team's Week 5 game. He left the game for a short period of time, but he returned to the game after the X-rays came back negative. He will probably miss a few practices this week, but is expected to play Week 6.

WR | Javon Walker | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Javon Walker (knee) is expected to play Week 7. The Broncos are on a bye this week.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (foot) is expected to miss two games because of a foot sprain. Head coach Mike Holmgren said he hopes to have Branch back Nov. 4.

WR | Ike Hilliard | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Ike Hilliard (ankle) has been nursing a sore ankle for several weeks and may be listed as questionable for Week 6.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (knee) left the team's Week 5 game in the second quarter because of a left knee injury, but quickly returned to the game. Coles finished the game with eight receptions for 89 yards.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez would likely replace WR Marvin Harrison (knee) and WR Aaron Moorehead (back) if neither is available after the team's bye week in Week 6.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (knee) practiced Monday, Oct. 8.

WR | Chad Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson (ankle) practiced Monday, Oct. 8.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder) started in the team's Week 5 game. He was probable for the game.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison (knee) did not play during Week 5. Harrison is expected to return after the bye week in Week 6.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (knee) played in the team's Week 5 game. He is expected to start Week 6, but he may not be at full strength.

WR | Antwaan Randle El | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Antwaan Randle El (hamstring) is day-to-day with a hamstring injury. Randle El suffered the injury in Week 5 against the Detroit Lions.

WR | Chris Chambers | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins WR Chris Chambers has not caught a touchdown in 13 games, the longest touchdown drought of his career.

WR | Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss (groin) did not play during Week 5. Moss ran routes during pre-game and on Monday, Oct. 8. He said he expects to practice Wednesday, Oct. 10 and expects to play during Week 6.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Donte' Stallworth (knee) played during Week 5. Stallworth was listed as questionable before the game. His status for Week 6 is unknown.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress scored a 53-yard touchdown during Week 5. Burress' touchdown was the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Bernard Berrian (toe) left the team's Week 5 game early because of a toe injury. He will be re-evaluated as the week goes on to see if he will be able to play Week 6. The injury is not considered serious.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin (hip) did not play in the team's Week 5 game. Boldin is considered day-to-day and may be able to play Week 6.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (back) only caught one pass for three yards in the team's week 5 game.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss caught three passes for 46 yards in the team's Week 5 game.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald caught nine passes for 136 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 5 game.

WR | Santonio Holmes | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
NFL.com reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) pulled a hamstring during pre-game warmups during the team's Week 5 game, and did not play in the game.


Tight End

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 5 game but should be able to start Week 6.

TE | Benjamin Watson | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson had his first 100-yard receiving game in Week 5. Watson had six catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey had a 13-yard touchdown reception in Week 5. It was Shockey's first touchdown of the season.

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 5 game and made it through OK.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught seven passes for 113 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 5 game.

TE | Dallas Clark | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
NFL.com reports Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark (undisclosed) left the team's Week 5 game in the second quarter because of an undisclosed injury but retuned later in the quarter.


Place Kicker

PK | Olindo Mare | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints PK Olindo Mare (groin) will have his status for Week 6 re-evaluated Wednesday, Oct. 10.

PK | Kris Brown | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans PK Kris Brown made five field goal attempts during the team's Week 5 game, including three kicks of over 50 yards.

PK | Morten Andersen | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons PK Morten Andersen and P Michael Koenen went a combined two for five on field goal attempts during the team's Week 5 game.


Defensive Line

DL | Dewayne Robertson | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets NT Dewayne Robertson (knee) started in the team's Week 5 game. He was questionable for the game.

DL | Erasmus James | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Kevin Seifert, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress has said DE Erasmus James' (knee) recovery from knee surgery is no longer the reason for his inactivity. James, who has yet to be active for a game all season, is instead competing with the rest of the defensive linemen to be on the gameday roster.

DL | Trevor Pryce | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DL Trevor Pryce (wrist) will not play Week 6 and will miss the week after as well.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora (back) is expected to practice Tuesday, Oct. 9. Umenyiora injured his back during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets in Week 5.

DL | Darwin Walker | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DT Darwin Walker (knee) left the team's Week 5 game early because of a left knee sprain. He will be re-evaluated as the week goes on to see if he will be able to play Week 6. If Walker is unable to play, DT Anthony Adams would take his place.

DL | Derrick Burgess | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders DL Derrick Burgess (calf) participated in practice Monday, Oct. 8.

DL | Rod Coleman | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DL Rod Coleman (quadriceps, knee) is expected to play during Week 6. Coleman participated in three practices last week but is not quite 100 percent.

DL | Orpheus Roye | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DL Orpheus Roye (knee) played in the team's Week 5 game.

DL | Gaines Adams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
NFL.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Gaines Adams (undisclosed) left the team's Week 5 game in the second quarter because of an undisclosed injury. He was able to walk off the field under his own power.

DL | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (eye) participated in practice Friday, Oct. 5. He is expected to play Week 5.

DL | John Henderson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DT John Henderson (head) participated in practice Friday, Oct. 5, and is expected to play Week 5.


Linebacker

LB | Landon Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Landon Johnson (eye) practiced Monday, Oct. 8.

LB | Caleb Miller | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Caleb Miller (back) did not practice Monday, Oct. 8.

LB | Freddie Keiaho | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts LB Freddie Keiaho (concussion) did not play during Week 5. Keiaho is expected to return after the bye week in Week 6.

LB | Marcus Washington | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (hamstring) expects to play during Week 6. Washington suffered a hamstring injury during the third quarter of Week 5. He did not return to the game.

LB | Rosevelt Colvin | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots LB Rosevelt Colvin (ankle) played during Week 5. Colvin was listed as questionable before the game. His status for Week 6 is unknown.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason started Week 5 for injured LB Dan Morgan (ankle).

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (ankle) is day-to-day with an ankle injury.

LB | Demorrio Williams | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons LB Demorrio Williams would likely start for injured LB Stephen Nicholas (ankle).

LB | Paris Lenon | Detroit Lions | Injury News
NFL.com reports Detroit Lions LB Paris Lenon (undisclosed) left the team's Week 5 game in the fourth quarter because of an undisclosed injury.

LB | Adalius Thomas | New England Patriots | Injury News
NFL.com reports New England Patriots LB Adalius Thomas (leg) left the team's Week 5 game early when LB Mike Vrabel fell on his left leg during a play in the second quarter. Thomas was helped off the field and was able to return for the start of the second half.

LB | Willie McGinest | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (shoulder) participated in practice Friday, Oct. 5. He should be able to play Week 5.

LB | David Thornton | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB David Thornton (back) participated in practice Friday, Oct. 5. He is listed as probable for Week 5 and is expected to play in the game.


Cornerback

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (back) played in the team's Week 5 game without any problems. Harris will likely be limited during practice this week, but he will likely play Week 6.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (quadriceps) is considered day-to-day and will likely play Week 7. The Broncos are a bye this week.

CB | Brian Kelly | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (groin) reportedly tweaked his groin during the team's Week 5 game and will be listed as questionable for Week 6.

CB | Samari Rolle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Samari Rolle (illness) will be monitored during the week to determine if he can play Week 6. His availability for the game is currently unknown.

CB | Randall Gay | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots CB Randall Gay (thigh) played during Week 5. Gay was listed as questionable before the game. His status for Week 6 is unknown.

CB | Anthony Henry | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Jana Wallis, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (foot, knee) will start at cornerback Week 5, replacing the injured CB Anthony Henry (ankle).

CB | Jason David | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
New Orleans Saints CB Jason David (forearm) will not play Week 6 because of a forearm injury. He will be replaced in the lineup by CB Jason Craft.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (knee) will probably play Week 6, according to team sources.

CB | Fred Smoot | Washington Redskins | Injury News
NFL.com reports Washington Redskins CB Fred Smoot (arm, shoulder) left the team's Week 5 game in the fourth quarter. Trainers were looking at Smoot's right arm and shoulder on the sidelines.

CB | Fernando Bryant | Detroit Lions | Injury News
NFL.com reports Detroit Lions CB Fernando Bryant (undisclosed) left the team's Week 5 game in the fourth quarter because of an undisclosed injury. He was able to leave to field under his own power.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Updating a previous report, D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons CB DeAngelo Hall (ankle) injured his ankle during practice Friday, Oct. 5, and walked off the field under his own power. Hall may miss Week 5. The severity of the injury is not known.


Strong Safety

SS | Jim Leonhard | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Sal Paolantonio, of ESPN, reports Buffalo Bills S George Wilson will start at safety Week 5, replacing the injured SS Jim Leonhard (calf).

SS | Rodney Harrison | New England Patriots | Transaction
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the New England Patriots have activated SS Rodney Harrison from their roster-exempt list.

SS | Donovin Darius | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins SS Donovin Darius (calf) did not practice Friday, Oct. 5. He was listed as questionable on the injury report.


Free Safety

FS | Nick Collins | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers FS Nick Collins (knee) is expected to be able to practice this week. Collins was able to play Week 5.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts SS Bob Sanders (ribs) did not play during Week 5. Sanders' status is uncertain going into the bye week in Week 6.

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets FS Eric Smith (hamstring) started at safety in the team's Week 5 game, replacing the injured FS Erik Coleman (concussion). Smith was questionable for the game.

FS | Erik Coleman | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets FS Erik Coleman (concussion) did not play in the team's Week 5 game because of a concussion. He was doubtful for the game.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins' (neck) status for Week 6 is unclear, although team sources are not indicating he will return this week.

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