NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on October 24, 2007 @ 14:40:14 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young (quadriceps) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 24, and he took part in drills with the first team. He is expected to start Week 8.

QB | Josh McCown | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Josh McCown (toe) practiced with scout team Wednesday, Oct. 24. McCown may be available to play Week 8.

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger (ribs) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 24, and is on schedule to start the Week 8 game.

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 Wednesday, Oct. 24.

QB | David Carr | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers QB David Carr (back) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (finger) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons QB Byron Leftwich (ankle) underwent surgery to help stabilize his ankle. Screws were put in ligaments near the ankle. He is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

QB | Drew Henson | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to work out free-agent QB Drew Henson (Vikings) Wednesday, Oct. 24.

QB | Doug Johnson | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to work out free-agent QB Doug Johnson (Bengals) Wednesday, Oct. 24.

QB | Quinn Gray | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars QB Quinn Gray is expected to make his first career start Week 8.

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard (ankle) could be out a month with a badly sprained left ankle. "It's more likely to be three or four (games), somewhere in that window," head coach Jack Del Rio said. "I don't think he'll be back any sooner than that."

QB | Drew Olson | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Pat Yasinskas, of The Charlotte Observer, reports the Carolina Panthers worked out free-agent QB Drew Olson (Ravens) Tuesday, Oct. 23.

QB | Trent Edwards | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills QB Trent Edwards will start Week 8.

QB | Sage Rosenfels | Houston Texans | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Houston Texans QB Sage Rosenfels has been nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Week Award for Week 7. Rosenfels completed 22 of 35 passes for 290 yards and tied an NFL record with four fourth-quarter touchdowns in Week 7.

QB | Jay Cutler | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Denver Broncos QB Jay Cutler has been nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Week Award for Week 7. Cutler completed 22 of 29 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns in Week 7.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning was 23-for-37 for 259 yards with one passing touchdown and one interception Week 7. Manning also ran one touchdown in himself.

QB | Trent Dilfer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan has not decided on his starting quarterback for Week 8 if QB Alex D. Smith (shoulder) is unable to play. Nolan said the question has been raised where he will have to choose between QB Trent Dilfer or QB Shaun Hill.


Running Back

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. 24. He will be questionable for the team's Week 8 game.

RB | Chris Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Chris Perry (ankle) will probably return to practice next week, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson (groin) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 24. Barring a setback, head coach Scott Linehan said Jackson will start Week 8.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson may start Week 8 and receive the bulk of the carries if RB Chester Taylor (groin) is slowed by his injury.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (ankle) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, but the team has him listed as probable for the Week 8 game.

RB | DeShaun Foster | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB DeShaun Foster (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

RB | Travis Henry | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos RB Travis Henry (ribs) did participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. He is considered day-to-day.

RB | Chester Taylor | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings RB Chester Taylor (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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. 24.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Jamal Lewis (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

RB | Derrick Ward | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Derrick Ward (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. The team is hopeful he'll be ready to play Week 8.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (shoulder, back, chest) is expected to play Week 8.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

RB | Vernand Morency | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Wisconsin State-Journal reports Green Bay Packers running back Vernand Morency (knee) is still limited in practice and will likely remain as the team's third-down back.

RB | Kenton Keith | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Updating a previous item, Indianapolis Colts RB Kenton Keith (head) suffered a minor head contusion Week 7 when his helmet came off and he kept playing.

RB | Samkon Gado | Free Agent Players | Transaction
The Sports Network reports the Houston Texans waived RB Samkon Gado Tuesday, Oct. 23.

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) received more practice time at halfback Tuesday, Oct. 23, because of the absence of RB DeShawn Wynn (neck).

RB | DeShawn Wynn | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of The Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB DeShawn Wynn (neck) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Oct 23. Wynn injured his neck lifting weights and practicing Monday, Oct. 22. His status for Week 8 is uncertain.

RB | Kenny Watson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Kenny Watson has been nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week Award for Week 7. Watson carried the ball 31 times for 130 yards and scored three touchdowns in Week 7.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson has been nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week Award for Week 7. Johnson carried the ball 24 times for 112 yards and a touchdown in Week 7.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
NFL.com reports New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs has been nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week Award for Week 7. Jacobs carried the ball 18 times for 107 yards and a touchdown in Week 7.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Buffalo Bills RB Marshawn Lynch has been nominated for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award for Week 7. Lynch carried the ball 27 times for 84 yards in Week 7.

RB | Jesse Chatman | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins RB Jesse Chatman has been named the starting running back in place of RB Ronnie Brown (knee).

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating previous items, Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown (knee) is expected to undergo reconstructive surgery in seven to 10 days. He will be placed on Injured Reserve.


Fullback

FB | Zack Crockett | Free Agent Players | Transaction
The St. Petersburg Times reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released FB Zack Crockett Tuesday, Oct. 23.


Wide Receiver

WR | Chris Davis | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Chris Davis (ankle) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, and will be questionable for the team's Week 8 game.

WR | Brandon Jones | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Brandon Jones (knee) ran on a side field during practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. He will be questionable for the team's Week 8 game.

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

WR | Michael Clayton | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. Clayton is expected to miss at least two weeks. He could return after the team's Week 10 bye.

WR | Torry Holt | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Torry Holt (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, to rest his surgically repaired knee.

WR | Dante' Hall | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams WR Dante' Hall (ankle) has been ruled out for the team's Week 8 game.

WR | Dane Looker | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams WR Dane Looker (thigh) is not listed on the team's injury report for Wednesday, Oct. 24.

WR | Drew Bennett | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Drew Bennett (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 24, and he is expected to play Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns.

WR | Ashley Lelie | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Darrell Jackson (quadriceps) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, and is listed as questionable for Week 8. WR Ashley Lelie would start at split end if Jackson does not play.

WR | Darrell Jackson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Darrell Jackson (quadriceps) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, and is listed as questionable for Week 8. WR Ashley Lelie would start at split end if Jackson does not play.

WR | Justin McCareins | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Justin McCareins (calf) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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 during practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

WR | Antonio Chatman | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Antonio Chatman (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

WR | Rod Smith | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. The team has three weeks to either activate him or place him on Injured Reserve.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 24.

WR | Steven Smith | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants WR Steven Smith (shoulder) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. He may be able to play Week 8.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. He is expected to play Week 8.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison (knee) is expected to play Week 8.

WR | Chris Henry | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals have announced the NFL has notified them WR Chris Henry, who has been suspended all season, has been cleared to return to on-field practice. This will allow him to begin preparation for a possible return to the team's active roster following their Nov. 4 game. Henry joined the team for practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson has been nominated for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award for Week 7. Johnson had a 32-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, which proved to be the game winning touchdown. He had two receptions for 37 yards.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe has been nominated for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award for Week 7. Bowe had a 58-yard reception late in the fourth quarter that helped set up his team's game-winning touchdown.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (knee) will likely not be able to play until after the team's bye week. He is trying to regain strength in his knee and still does not have full range of motion.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne caught nine passes for 131 yards Week 7.

WR | Chad Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis did not deny a rumor that the team may consider trading WR Chad Johnson in the offseason. During ESPN's pregame show Sunday, Oct. 21, ESPN's Chris Mortensen said that a "prominent member of the Bengals organization recently told me recently that the organization does have a decision to make on Chad Johnson, that he is so passionate and proud that if they decided to discipline him for some of those antics they believe he might shut it down. So how he finishes the rest of the year and the Bengals finish could bring them to a crossroads discussion on whether to even trade Chad Johnson in the offseason."

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin (hip) will play Week 9, but he probably will not be 100 percent for the rest of the season.

WR | Matt Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPN's Suzy Kolber reports Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard (ankle) will not return to the team's Week 7 game. QB Quinn Gray has replaced Garrard and WR Matt Jones will act as the team's No. 2 quarterback.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Donte' Stallworth (knee) started Week 7. Stallworth scored a touchdown for the third straight week.


Tight End

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (groin) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 24, and was optimistic about playing Week 8.

TE | Heath Miller | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (chin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

TE | Alex Smith | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Alex Smith (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. Smith is unlikely to play Week 8.

TE | Justin Peelle | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins TE Justin Peelle is expected to start at tight end Week 8, because of the injury to TE David Martin (groin, ankle).

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 during practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

TE | Tony Scheffler | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos TE Tony Scheffler (leg) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. He is considered day-to-day.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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. 24, because he was resting. He is expected to practice Thursday, Oct. 25, and will likely play after the team's bye week.

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. 24.

TE | David Martin | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins TE David Martin (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

TE | Bubba Franks | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers TE Bubba Franks (knee) could miss several weeks with a chronically sore knee. He sprained his knee in Week 6. If it is a full MCL tear, he would likely be out four to six weeks.


Defensive Line

DL | Gerard Warren | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders DL Gerard Warren (quadriceps) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. Warren hopes to practice by the end of the week.

DL | Brian Young | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
New Orleans Saints DT Brian Young (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, but he will likely play Week 8. If Young is not able to play in the game, DT Kendrick Clancy would take his place.

DL | Kalimba Edwards | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions DE Kalimba Edwards (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. His status for Week 8 is uncertain.

DL | Leonard Little | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams DE Leonard Little (toe) will see a foot specialist during the team's Bye Week during Week 9 and he may need surgery. DE Victor Adeyanju will start at left defensive end.

DL | Tommie Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DL Tommie Harris (hamstring) was held out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, but is expected to play Week 8.

DL | Darwin Walker | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DL Darwin Walker (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

DL | Keith Traylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DT Keith Traylor (ankle, knee, illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. He is expected to practice Thursday, Oct. 25.

DL | Vonnie Holliday | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DT Vonnie Holliday (ankle) has not been cleared to practice this week. He will likely not be ready until after the team's bye week.

DL | Dewayne Robertson | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DT Dewayne Robertson (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

DL | Erasmus James | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Erasmus James (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

DL | Chris Kelsay | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills DE Chris Kelsay (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. He has a good chance of playing Week 8.

DL | Ryan Denney | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills DE Ryan Denney (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. He is considered doubtful for Week 8.

DL | Richard Seymour | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots DL Richard Seymour (knee) was present at practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

DL | Justin Harrell | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers DL Justin Harrell (leg) suffered a left leg injury during the team's practice Tuesday, Oct. 23. He had to be taken to the trainer's room on a cart and the severity of the injury is not known.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of The Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DE Cullen Jenkins (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 23. He may be able to play Week 8.

DL | Grady Jackson | Free Agent Players | Transaction
Steve Wyche, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the Atlanta Falcons cut DL Grady Jackson Tuesday, Oct. 23.

DL | Mike Montgomery | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of The Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DE Mike Montgomery (knee) participated in practice Tuesday, Oct 23.

DL | Tim Crowder | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Denver Broncos DL Tim Crowder has been nominated for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award for Week 7. Crowder recovered a fumble for a touchdown in the second quarter in Week 7.


Linebacker

LB | Takeo Spikes | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Takeo Spikes (shoulder) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, but he is expected to play Week 8.

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) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 24, and he is expected to play Week 8.

LB | Zach Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Zach Thomas (neck) went to Pittsburgh to meet with a specialist Wednesday, Oct. 24, after being involved in a car accident Sunday, Oct. 21. Head coach Cam Cameron said Thomas has whiplash. He is questionable for Week 8.

LB | Ahmad Brooks | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Ahmad Brooks (groin) is out for Week 8.

LB | Vinny Ciurciu | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings LB Vinny Ciurciu (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

LB | Marcus Washington | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

LB | Freddie Keiaho | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts LB Freddie Keiaho (concussion) is expected to play Week 8.

LB | Leon Joe | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills LB Leon Joe (leg) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. He is considered questionable for Week 8.

LB | Jonathan Vilma | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of NewYorkJets.com, reports New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini said LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, because of a knee injury he suffered during the team's Week 7 game. Vilma said during a radio interview he was not hurt and was taken out of the game because of a coach's decision.

LB | Karlos Dansby | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby (knee) missed the team's Week 7 game. He has an outside chance to return for the team's Week 9 game. The team will have their Bye Week during Week 8.


Cornerback

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Bryant McFadden (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

CB | Fernando Bryant | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions CB Fernando Bryant (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. He will probably be able to play Week 8.

CB | Brian Kelly | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, and is unlikely to play Week 8. Kelly could return after the team's Week 10 bye.

CB | Anthony Henry | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Albert Breer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys CB Anthony Henry (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. Henry took part in early position drills and then did individual work with trainers while the team continued practice. Henry was fully dressed in pads for the practice.

CB | Hank Poteat | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB Hank Poteat (chest) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

CB | Nathan Vasher | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears CB Nathan Vasher (groin) was held out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, but Vasher did a little work on the side with trainers. He has missed four straight games.

CB | Dre' Bly | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos CB Dre' Bly (shoulder) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (quadriceps) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. He is expected to play Week 8.

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 Wednesday, Oct. 24.

CB | Carlos Rogers | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Carlos Rogers (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

CB | Ashton Youboty | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills CB Ashton Youboty (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. He may be able to play Week 8.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of The Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (foot) was limited during practice Tuesday, Oct. 23.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of The Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (back) was limited during practice Tuesday, Oct. 23.


Strong Safety

SS | Corey Chavous | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams SS Corey Chavous (pectoral) was limited during the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

SS | Adrian Wilson | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals S Adrian Wilson (hamstring) should be fine for the team's Week 9 game. The team will have their Bye Week during Week 8.


Free Safety

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (neck) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, for personal reasons. He is unlikely to play Week 8.

FS | Idrees Bashir | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions FS Idrees Bashir (ribs) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. Head coach Rod Marinelli said none of Bashir's ribs are broken. His status for Week 8 is uncertain.

FS | Dexter Jackson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals FS Dexter Jackson (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

FS | Dwight Smith | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings FS Dwight Smith (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

FS | Eugene Wilson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots FS Eugene Wilson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

FS | Lance Schulters | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agency News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins have signed free-agent FS Lance Schulters (Falcons). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts SS Bob Sanders (ribs) is expected to play Week 8.

FS | Renaldo Hill | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins FS Renaldo Hill (knee) is expected to undergo reconstructive surgery in seven to 10 days. He will be placed on Injured Reserve.

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