NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on October 17, 2007 @ 15:25:34 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger (ribs) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he will start Week 7.

QB | Alex D. Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers QB Alex D. Smith (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. His availability for the Week 7 game is in question.

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 in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

QB | Kerry Collins | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young (quadriceps) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he is expected to be questionable for Week 7. QB Kerry Collins worked with the first-team offense.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young (quadriceps) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he is expected to be questionable for Week 7. QB Kerry Collins worked with the first-team offense.

QB | Joey Harrington | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons QB Joey Harrington (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He will be able to play Week 7.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Jackson is expected to play in Week 7.

QB | Kurt Warner | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (elbow) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He is trying to see if he is able to play Week 7, and a decision might not be made until the weekend.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the Atlanta Falcons consider QB Byron Leftwich the team's permanent starter.

QB | Trent Green | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins QB Trent Green (concussion) has not been cleared to practice. Green said he's close to passing all the neurological tests he has undergone the past week. He said he plans to play again this year and is waiting on a doctor to clear him to play.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (shoulder) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and did not experience any issues with his shoulder. He did not undergo an MRI on his shoulder.

QB | Josh McCown | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders QB Josh McCown (foot) was at practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, with his helmet and was not wearing a protective boot on his foot.

QB | Steve McNair | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Steve McNair (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He will be the primary backup Week 7 and will start after the team's bye week.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

QB | Trent Edwards | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills QB Trent Edwards will start Week 7, according to sources close to the team.

QB | Michael Vick | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Wachovia Bank is seeking about $940,000 from Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick and business partner Gerald Frank Jenkins. The bank says Vick and Jenkins failed to make monthly payments of principal and interest. Wachovia claimed in the suit, filed Oct. 2, that it loaned the business partners $1.3 million in May of 2006.

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard had a 102.7 quarterback rating in Week 6. Garrard set a team record with his fifth consecutive game with a quarterback rating over 100.

QB | Damon Huard | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Damon Huard has been nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Week Award for Week 6. Huard completed 25 of 35 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns in Week 6.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
NFL.com reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has been nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Week Award for Week 6. Brees completed 25 of 36 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns in Week 6.

QB | Vinny Testaverde | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers QB Vinny Testaverde became the oldest quarterback in NFL history to start and win a game. Testaverde was the starter in the team's Week 6 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

QB | David Carr | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox declined to say who the starting quarterback would be after the team's Week 7 bye. QB David Carr (back) is expected to be healthy by Week 8. Fox said the coaching staff will continue to evaluate the quarterback situation.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants QB Eli Manning was 27-for-39 for 303 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions Week 6 against the Atlanta Falcons.


Running Back

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (groin) ran well in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, but he took some plays off. He is reportedly out for the team's Week 7 game against the Miami Dolphins.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, but he is doubtful for the team's Week 7 game.

RB | Chris Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said a decision on when RB Chris Perry (ankle) will be able to return will be announced soon.

RB | Priest Holmes | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Priest Holmes (neck) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, for the first time in nearly two years. It is possible he could play Week 7, but his role would likely be insignificant.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, but will likely play Week 7.

RB | Chris Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Chris Brown (ankle) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he will be questionable for Week 7.

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Tom Kowalski, of mlive.com, reports Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones (foot) is expected to start Week 7. Jones is expected to carry the majority of the load in the running game this week, with RB Tatum Bell serving as his backup.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders RB LaMont Jordan (back) was suited up for the start of practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Jordan did extra stretches on the side to keep his back loose.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush (leg), who has been on the physically unable to perform list for six weeks, was not suited up for the start of practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and instead worked on the side with a player on the injured reserve.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Head coach Brian Billick expects McGahee will be able to start Week 7.

RB | Derrick Ward | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Derrick Ward (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs (neck, ankle) said he is fine after suffering two injuries during the team's Week 6 game. He is not expected to miss any practice time.

RB | Sammy Morris | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots RB Sammy Morris (chest) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Ron Dayne | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ron Dayne was inactive for Week 6 because he did not fit the scheme the team wanted to use against the Jacksonville Jaguars well. The team wanted to run to the outside, which is not Dayne's strength. He may be active for Week 7, depending on the scheme.

RB | Ahman Green | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ahman Green (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, because the team wanted him to rest. He will be able to play Week 7.

RB | Reuben Droughns | New York Giants | Fantasy
Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants RB Reuben Droughns rushed for 90 yards on 14 carries and one touchdown in the team's Week 6 game.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew set a career high with 260 all-purpose yards in Week 6.

RB | Fred Taylor | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Fred Taylor (groin) played in Week 6. Taylor was limited in the second half. He is expected to play during Week 7.

RB | Kevan Barlow | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the New England Patriots worked out free-agent RB Kevan Barlow (Steelers) Monday, Oct. 15.

RB | DeShawn Wynn | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Doug Miller, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports Green Bay Packers RB DeShawn Wynn has been nominated for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award for Week 6. Wynn carried the ball 13 times for 37 yards and a touchdown in Week 6.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Doug Miller, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been nominated for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award for Week 6. Peterson carried the ball 20 times for 224 yards and three touchdowns in Week 6.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
NFL.com reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson has been nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week Award for Week 6. Tomlinson carried the ball 24 times for 198 yards and four touchdowns in Week 6.

RB | Tatum Bell | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions RB Tatum Bell said he is unhappy about his limited role and the timing of it. "It's frustrating, being a contract year. You want to put a show on," Bell said. "But I'm here now. I'm staying. I'm excited about helping the team." Bell had four carries for 15 yards in Week 5.

RB | Nick Goings | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers RB Nick Goings (concussion) could return to practice this week or next. Goings has been suffering from a concussion.

RB | Michael Bennett | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Breaking News
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have acquired RB Michael Bennett from the Kansas City Chiefs. Terms of the deal were not immediately known.


Wide Receiver

WR | Isaac Bruce | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Isaac Bruce (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he will try to play Week 7.

WR | Dante' Hall | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams WR Dante' Hall (ankle) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he is likely out until after Week 9.

WR | Dane Looker | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams WR Dane Looker (thigh) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Torry Holt | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Torry Holt (knee) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, but he will play in the Week 7 game.

WR | Drew Bennett | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Drew Bennett (hamstring) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (foot) is out for another couple of weeks with a sprained foot.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Seattle Seahawks WR D.J. Hackett (ankle) participated in all of the early drills Wednesday, Oct. 17, but he sat out when full pads practice started.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Eddie Kennison | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Eddie Kennison (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he will not play Week 7.

WR | Antonio Chatman | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Antonio Chatman (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Head coach Marvin Lewis said the slight hamstring strain may keep Chatman out for Week 7.

WR | Brandon Jones | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Brandon Jones (knee) is out for the team's Week 78 game.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (finger) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he should play Week 7.

WR | Greg Lewis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Greg Lewis (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he should play Week 7.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin (hip) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He will play Week 7 barring a setback.

WR | Antwaan Randle El | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Antwaan Randle El (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Demetrius Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Demetrius Williams (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He is expected to play Week 7.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He is expected to start Week 7.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Donte' Stallworth (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Harvey Fialkov, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins WR Ted Ginn Jr. may start at one of the wide receiver positions after the team traded WR Chris Chambers to the San Diego Chargers.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Chicago Bears | Transaction
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Bernard Berrian has officially signed with agent Drew Rosenhaus.

WR | Koren Robinson | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Breaking News, Fantasy
Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports Green Bay Packers WR Koren Robinson has been reinstated from his suspension for violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. He may return to practice immediately.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Philip Zaroo, of Mlive.com, reports Detroit Lions QB Jon Kitna said during an interview with WDFN-AM Detroit that WR Calvin Johnson should get the football more. "Like I said, it's a complex system, and so the more you can have guys that have been in it, the better. But the fact remains with Calvin and his skill set, we need to find ways to get him the football a little more, and give him a chance to take advantage of how talented he really is," Kitna said.

WR | Chris Chambers | San Diego Chargers | Transaction
Confirming a previous item, the Associated Press reports the San Diego Chargers traded a 2008 second-round draft pick to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for WR Chris Chambers.

WR | Eric Parker | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Eric Parker (toe) was placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 16.

WR | Steven Smith | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants WR Steven Smith (shoulder) expects to do more during practice this week. Smith ran around and caught passes in pads during practice last week.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Doug Miller, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe has been nominated for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award for Week 6. Bowe had four receptions for 46 yards and averaged 11.5 yards per catch in Week 6.

WR | Santonio Holmes | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) has recovered from a hamstring injury and will play Week 7 after missing the team's last game.

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (knee) will practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and appears to be fully recovered from a knee sprain.

WR | Amani Toomer | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants WR Amani Toomer caught seven passes for 89 yards with one touchdown Week 6 against the Atlanta Falcons. Toomer caught his 587th career reception during the game, making him the leading receiver in team history. He also tied former Giants WR Kyle Rote's team record with 48 touchdown receptions.

WR | Craig Davis | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers WR Craig Davis (ankle) might miss practice this week, but he is expected to play Week 8.


Tight End

TE | Sean McHugh | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions TE Sean McHugh (hand) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

TE | Marcus Pollard | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Updating a previous item, Seattle Seahawks TE Marcus Pollard (knee) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He is questionable for Week 7. He might not take part in practice until Friday, Oct. 19.

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) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and it appears he will be ready to play Week 7.

TE | Chris Baker | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets TE Chris Baker (back) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

TE | Reggie Kelly | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals TE Reggie Kelly (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

TE | Alex Smith | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Alex Smith (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Smith is considered questionable for Week 7. He said he will take it easy this week in an effort to be ready to play Week 7.

TE | Jerame Tuman | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jerame Tuman (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

TE | Alge Crumpler | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons TE Alge Crumpler (knee, ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, because he was resting. He is expected to practice Thursday, Oct. 18, and will likely play Week 7.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (groin, abdomen) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

TE | David Martin | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins TE David Martin (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17 due to an ankle injury he suffered in Week 6.

TE | Daniel Wilcox | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Daniel Wilcox (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He is not expected to play Week 7.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He will probably not play if he does not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

TE | Benjamin Watson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

TE | Kevin Everett | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
ESPN.com reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) has been able to walk to some extent as part of his rehabilitation, according to a Buffalo television station. Doctors in Houston, where Everett's rehab has been ongoing since mid-September, are optimistic that once Everett completes his rehab he will regain his ability to walk independently.


Defensive Line

DL | Leonard Little | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams DE Leonard Little (toe) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, but he is expected to play Week 7.

DL | Rocky Bernard | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Updating a previous item, Seattle Seahawks DT Rocky Bernard (groin) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He will probably sit out practice until Friday, Oct. 19, and then try to play Week 7.

DL | Shaun Ellis | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Shaun Ellis (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Dewayne Robertson | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DL Dewayne Robertson (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Greg Spires | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Greg Spires (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Spires has been nursing an ankle injury for a few weeks. He should be available to play during Week 7.

DL | Darwin Walker | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Updating a previous item, Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DT Darwin Walker (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he could be able to play Week 7.

DL | Tommie Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Updating a previous item, Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DT Tommie Harris (hamstring) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He is expected to get on the field before the team's Week 7 game.

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Casey Hampton (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DT Albert Haynesworth (knee) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he is expected to be questionable for Week 7. Head coach Jeff Fisher said he thinks Haynesworth will practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

DL | Erasmus James | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Erasmus James (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. James is expected to play Week 7.

DL | Rod Coleman | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DT Rod Coleman (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, because he was resting his injured knee. He is expected to practice Thursday, Oct. 18, and will likely play Week 7.

DL | Vonnie Holliday | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DL Vonnie Holliday (ankle) missed his second game in Week 6. Holliday is not expected to be cleared for practice this week.

DL | Jonathan Babineaux | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, because he was resting his injured knee. He is expected to practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

DL | Trevor Pryce | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DL Trevor Pryce (wrist) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He will not play Week 7 but expects to return after the bye week.

DL | Kyle Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills DT Kyle Williams (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He is considered probable for Week 7.

DL | Chuck Darby | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Transaction
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks have placed DT Chuck Darby (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season.

DL | Reggie Hayward | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Reggie Hayward (hamstring) is expected to be limited in practice this week. Hayward should play during Week 7.

DL | Gaines Adams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Doug Miller, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Gaines Adams has been nominated for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award for Week 6. Adams had five tackles and one sack in Week 6.

DL | Jamal Williams | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers DT Jamal Williams (knees) underwent minor surgery on both of his knees Monday, Oct. 15. He has a slight chance of being recovered for the team's Week 8 game.


Linebacker

LB | Raonall Smith | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Transaction
The St. Louis Rams have placed LB Raonall Smith (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season.

LB | Hannibal Navies | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Hannibal Navies (knee) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and his availability for Week 7 is in question.

LB | Tully Banta-Cain | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Tully Banta-Cain (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he is expected to play Week 7.

LB | Keyaron Fox | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Keyaron Fox (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 17, but he is unlikely to play Week 7.

LB | Zach Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Zach Thomas (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Head coach Cam Cameron said Thomas is expected to practice Thursday, Oct. 18, and start Week 7.

LB | Karlos Dansby | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He will likely miss a few weeks.

LB | Sam Williams | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders LB Sam Williams (stinger) was suited up for the start of practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Marcus Washington | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (hamstring) did limited work in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He is expected to start Week 7.

LB | Adalius Thomas | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots LB Adalius Thomas (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Ahmad Brooks | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Ahmad Brooks (groin) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Greg Ellis | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Calvin Watkins, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys LB Greg Ellis (Achilles') is expected to see his playing time increase as the season continues.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason replaced LB Dan Morgan (Achilles') during Week 6. Head coach John Fox did not say whether Beason would continue to replace Morgan if Morgan is healthy.

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (Achilles') has been making progress and could return to practice this week or next.


Cornerback

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, Oct. 17. Kelly is not expected to play during Week 7. He could stay out until after the team's Week 10 bye.

CB | Nathan Vasher | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears CB Nathan Vasher (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Vasher is not expected to play in Week 7.

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Bryant McFadden (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. McFadden is unlikely to play during Week 7.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he plans to play Week 7.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. If he is unable to practice by Friday, Oct. 19, he will likely not play Week 7.

CB | Chris McAlister | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Chris McAlister (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and will not play Week 7. Head coach Brian Billick seems confident McAlister will be able to return after the bye week.

CB | Jason David | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints CB Jason David (forearm) is expected to miss at least two more weeks.

CB | Aaron Ross | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants CB Aaron Ross (cramps) left the team's Week 6 game in the third quarter because he was experiencing cramps and did not return to the game. He is not expected to miss any practice time, but the Giants are concerned because it was the second time he had to leave a game because of cramps.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals have announced they have returned CB Johnathan Joseph to their roster. Joseph was suspended for the team's Week 6 game.


Strong Safety

SS | Corey Chavous | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams SS Corey Chavous (pectoral) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he will try to play Week 7.

SS | Keith Lewis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers S Keith Lewis (hamstring) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and his availability for Week 7 is in question.

SS | Michael Lewis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers S Michael Lewis (Achilles') was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he is expected to start Week 7.

SS | Keith Davis | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys FS Keith Davis (pectoral) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

SS | Donovin Darius | Free Agent Players | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins announced they have released SS Donovin Darius.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did not mention SS Troy Polamalu (rib) in his injury report Tuesday, Oct. 16. Tomlin does not expect Polamalu's injury to be an issue, but he did say, "I've been surprised before."


Free Safety

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets FS Eric Smith (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

FS | Jarrad Page | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs S Jarrad Page (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and his status for Week 7 is uncertain.

FS | Greg Wesley | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs S Greg Wesley (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and his status for Week 7 is uncertain. Wesley would start if S Jarrad Page (hamstring) is unable to play Week 7.

FS | Dwight Smith | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings FS Dwight Smith (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Smith is expected to play in Week 7.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (neck) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. There is no indication he will play Week 7.

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