NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on October 31, 2007 @ 15:12:53 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard (ankle) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and will not play Week 9.

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. 31. Smith said he will start Week 9.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Darrin Beene, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (oblique) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (hand) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and is expected to start Week 9. Jackson did not play Week 8 because of a broken finger on his throwing hand.

QB | Josh McCown | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Oakland Raiders QB Josh McCown (toe) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and split snaps with the first-team offense along with QB Daunte Culpepper.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31.

QB | Kurt Warner | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (elbow) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. He will play Week 9.

QB | Kelly Holcomb | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Kevin Seifert, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings QB Kelly Holcomb (neck) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young (quadriceps) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. He is expected to play Week 9.

QB | Trent Edwards | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB Trent Edwards (wrist) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, but may be available as the team's No. 3 quarterback in Week 9.

QB | J.P. Losman | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills head coach Dick Jauron has named QB J.P. Losman as the starter for Week 9.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. The team does not expect Schaub to play Week 9.

QB | Jeff George | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said he does not have any interest bringing in free-agent QB Jeff George (Raiders).

QB | David Carr | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Stan Olson, of The Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers QB David Carr (back) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31.

QB | Vinny Testaverde | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Stan Olson, of The Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers QB Vinny Testaverde (Achilles') did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. Testaverde is recovering from a strained Achilles' tendon.

QB | Jay Cutler | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Jay Cutler did not throw an interception in Week 8. It is the first time in his 12 career starts that he has not thrown an interception.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
Doug Miller, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 8. Brees completed 31 of 39 passes for 336 yards and four touchdowns. The Saints beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-10.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre has been nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Week Award for Week 8. Favre completed 21 of 27 passes for 331 yards and two touchdowns, including an 82-yard touchdown to WR Greg Jennings on the first play of overtime.

QB | Damon Huard | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Damon Huard (soreness) was limited in practice Monday, Oct. 29.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (hamstring) should be fine for Week 9 after resting during the bye week.


Running Back

RB | Chris Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said RB Chris Perry (ankle) will return to practice next week. Perry is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and will play Week 9.

RB | Kenny Watson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Kenny Watson (concussion) will practice Thursday, Nov. 1, and is expected to play Week 9.

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) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. Gore is expected to play Week 9 but may be less than 100 percent.

RB | Mewelde Moore | Minnesota Vikings | Depth Chart Tidbit
Minnesota Vikings RB Mewelde Moore is likely to replace WR Bobby Wade (knee) on punt returns in Week 9.

RB | Sammy Morris | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots RB Sammy Morris (chest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Jason Jones, of the Sacramento Bee, reports Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush (leg) has been cleared to practice. He is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list. The Raiders have three weeks to decide to activate him, release him or place him on Injured Reserve.

RB | Michael Pittman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Michael Pittman (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and will likely attempt to return after the team's Week 10 bye.

RB | Travis Henry | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos RB Travis Henry (ribs) practiced with the first team Wednesday, Oct. 31.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Jamal Lewis (foot) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31. He said he will be ready and expects to get a full workload Week 9.

RB | Chris Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB Chris Brown (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. He is questionable for Week 9.

RB | Michael Bennett | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Michael Bennett may return kickoffs Week 9.

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. 31, because he is given Wednesdays off to rest. He is considered day-to-day, and the team hopes he will be able to play Week 9.

RB | Adimchinobi Echemandu | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Adimchinobi Echemandu (hamstring) lightly practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31. The team is hopeful he will be able to play Week 9.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs has been selected by the NFL as the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October. Jacobs led the league with 424 rushing yards and set a career high three times with the first three 100-yard games of his career. He averaged 5.7 yards on 74 carries and caught six passes for 24 yards. Jacobs also scored two touchdowns.

RB | Vernand Morency | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Vernand Morency is likely the third-down running back.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson is expected to be the backup running back behind RB Ryan Grant, who is the new starter.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said after the team's Week 8 game that RB Ryan Grant is the team's starting running back. He replaced RB DeShawn Wynn (neck) in Week 8 after Wynn's nerve injury and rushed for over 100 yards. RB Brandon Jackson is expected to be the backup and RB Vernand Morency is likely the third-down back.

RB | DeShawn Wynn | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB DeShawn Wynn (neck) injured a nerve in his neck Monday, Oct. 29. Wynn was placed on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Oct. 30, to make room on the roster for WR Koren Robinson.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson currently leads the NFL in rushing with 740 yards.

RB | Willie Parker | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker has been nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week Award for Week 8. Parker carried the ball 22 times for 126 yards and a touchdown.

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones has been nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week Award for Week 8. Jones carried the ball 23 times for 105 yards and a touchdown.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai has been nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week Award for Week 8. Addai carried the ball 23 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns.

RB | Reuben Droughns | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Reuben Droughns filled in for RB Derrick Ward (ankle) in Week 8.

RB | Derrick Ward | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Derrick Ward (ankle) did not play Week 8. He will try to return Wednesday, Nov. 7.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) will go easy during practice this week in order to be ready for the team's Week 9 game.

RB | Selvin Young | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos RB Selvin Young had 18 carries for 71 rushing yards during the team's Week 8 game. He also caught six passes for 49 receiving yards.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (rib) suffered a rib injury during the team's Week 8 game. He will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Oct. 31.


Wide Receiver

WR | Koren Robinson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Koren Robinson (knee) took part in all drills Wednesday, Oct. 31, and said he is ready to play Week 9.

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) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31. Jackson should be available to play Week 9.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPNews reports Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy said he expects WR Marvin Harrison (knee) to practice Thursday, Nov. 1.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Darrin Beene, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Darrin Beene, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR D.J. Hackett (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31.

WR | Bobby Wade | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Bobby Wade (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and his status is uncertain for Week 9.

WR | Ronald Curry | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Ronald Curry (foot) could not finish practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, because of a foot injury he suffered Week 8.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (back) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (neck) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31, and is expected to play Week 9.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss (team decision) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

WR | Michael Clayton | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and is expected to attempt to return after the team's Week 10 bye.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

WR | Rod Smith | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. Smith started his three-week practice window while on the Physically Unable to Perform list Oct. 24.

WR | Brandon Jones | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Brandon Jones (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. He is expected to play Week 9.

WR | Eddie Kennison | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Eddie Kennison (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. His status for Week 9 is uncertain.

WR | Andre' Davis | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans WR Andre' Davis (ribs) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. He will likely play Week 9.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (knee) participated in about 15 snaps during practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. He will be day-to-day during the week. There is a possibility he will be able to play Week 9.

WR | Troy Brown | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Troy Brown (knee) was not present during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

WR | Chris Henry | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chris Henry is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. He will be eligible to play Week 10.

WR | P.K. Sam | Free Agent Players | Transaction
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports the Oakland Raiders have released WR P.K. Sam from their practice squad.

WR | Tim Dwight | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agency News
Updating a previous report, Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports the Oakland Raiders have signed free-agent WR Tim Dwight (Jets). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Mike Williams | Free Agent Players | Transaction
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports the Oakland Raiders waived WR Mike Williams Tuesday, Oct. 30.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (knee) played on the team's Week 8 game.

WR | James Jones | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Green Bay Packers WR James Jones has been nominated for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award for Week 8. Jones had three receptions for 107 yards and a 79-yard touchdown reception.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Miami Dolphins WR Ted Ginn Jr. has been nominated for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award for Week 8. Ginn caught his first touchdown pass of the season. He also returned three punts for 65 yards.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) said he expects to return to work next Wednesday, Nov. 7.

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (knee) felt better following the team's Week 8 game than he did the previous week, and should play in the team's Week 9 game.

WR | Jerry Porter | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders WR Jerry Porter (shoulder) started the team's Week 8 game.


Tight End

TE | Bubba Franks | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers TE Bubba Franks (knee) will probably miss at least two more weeks.

TE | Marcus Pollard | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Darrin Beene, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Marcus Pollard (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

TE | Benjamin Watson | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

TE | Alex Smith | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Alex Smith (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and is likely out for Week 9. Smith will likely attempt to return after the team's Week 10 bye.

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. 31.

TE | Alge Crumpler | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons TE Alge Crumpler (knee, ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and is likely out Week 9.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (hamstring) said he expects to start Week 9. He has done some light running on the sidelines this week.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. He is considered day-to-day, and the team hopes he will be able to play Week 9.

TE | Kyle Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots TE Kyle Brady (undisclosed) did participate during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

TE | David Martin | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins TE David Martin (groin) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.


Place Kicker

PK | Josh Scobee | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars PK Josh Scobee (quadriceps) will be out for at least two more weeks.

PK | David Akers | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Chris McPherson, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles PK David Akers was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October. Akers was 9-for-12 in field goal attempts and scored 31 points in October. He had three field goals in each of the three games this month and is 16-for-20 on the season.


Defensive Line

DL | Marcus Stroud | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Marcus Stroud (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DT Ryan Pickett (knee) was very limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and his status for Week 9 is uncertain.

DL | Justin Harrell | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DT Justin Harrell (ankle) will probably miss at least a couple of weeks with a sprained ankle.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DE Cullen Jenkins (knee, ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and he appears likely to play Week 9.

DL | Mike Montgomery | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DE Mike Montgomery (knee) is ready to play in the Week 9 game.

DL | Justin Smith | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DE Justin Smith (hamstring) will start Week 9.

DL | John Thornton | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL John Thornton (stinger) is expected to practice Thursday, Nov. 1, and is expected to play Week 9.

DL | Darryl Tapp | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Darrin Beene, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Darryl Tapp (hand) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31. Tapp was wearing a black cast on his right hand and said he is trying to get used to it.

DL | Tyler Brayton | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit
Oakland Raiders DL Tyler Brayton will likely play more defensive end now that DE Tommy Kelly (knee) is out for the season. Brayton has been playing defensive tackle.

DL | Kalimba Edwards | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions DL Kalimba Edwards (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. Edwards did not play Week 8. Head coach Rod Marinelli said he wanted to be careful and not rush Edwards back.

DL | Greg Spires | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Greg Spires (calf, Achilles') did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and is expected to be out a couple weeks. He could attempt to return after the team's Week 10 bye.

DL | Ted Washington | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Transaction
The Cleveland Browns announced they have placed DL Ted Washington (knee) on the Injured Reserve list Wednesday, Oct. 31.

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. 31.

DL | Gerard Warren | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders DL Gerard Warren (quadriceps) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and did individual work instead.

DL | Erasmus James | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Kevin Seifert, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Erasmus James (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

DL | Trevor Pryce | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DL Trevor Pryce (wrist) is expected to play Week 9, but, because of conditioning, he will likely only play in passing situations. If this occurs, DL Dwan Edwards would likely start in his place.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DT Albert Haynesworth (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. He is considered questionable for Week 9.

DL | Brian Young | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints DT Brian Young (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. He will be re-evaluated Thursday, Nov. 1. He is considered questionable for Week 9.

DL | Charles Grant | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints DE Charles Grant (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. He will be re-evaluated Thursday, Nov. 1. He is considered questionable for Week 9.

DL | Ryan Denney | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills DL Ryan Denney (foot) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31, but is considered questionable for Week 9.

DL | Simeon Rice | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos DL Simeon Rice (shoulder) was activated and played for the first time in three weeks. Rice had four tackles in Week 8.

DL | Vonnie Holliday | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DL Vonnie Holliday (ankle) worked on conditioning drills Wednesday, Oct. 31, but has not been cleared to practice.

DL | Sam Rayburn | Free Agent Players | Transaction
Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post, reports the Miami Dolphins have released DT Sam Rayburn.

DL | Grady Jackson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agency News
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have reached an agreement in principle with free-agent DT Grady Jackson (Falcons). Financial terms of the one-year contract were not disclosed. The contract will be finalized when Jackson passes a team physical examination, which is expected to take place Wednesday, Oct. 31.

DL | Trent Cole | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Philadelphia Eagles DL Trent Cole has been nominated for the GMC Defensive Player of the Week Award for Week 8. Cole had eight tackles and two sacks.

DL | Reggie Hayward | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Reggie Hayward (hamstring) will likely go easy during practice early in the week but should be ready for the team's Week 9 game.

DL | Nick Eason | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Aaron Smith (knee) will attempt to practice this week. Smith is making progress and could play in the team's Week 9 game, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. If Smith is unable to play, DL Nick Eason would take his place in the lineup.

DL | Craig Terrill | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Seattle Seahawks DL Craig Terrill (knee) should be able to practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

DL | Rocky Bernard | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Seattle Seahawks DT Rocky Bernard (groin) should be able to play Week 9.

DL | Keith Traylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DT Keith Traylor (ankle, knee) played a limited number of snaps during the team's Week 8 game.


Linebacker

LB | Daryl Smith | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Daryl Smith (back) might not be ready to play in the team's Week 9 game.

LB | Sam Williams | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders LB Sam Williams (stinger) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

LB | Mike Vrabel | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots LB Mike Vrabel (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

LB | Adalius Thomas | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots LB Adalius Thomas (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

LB | Ahmad Brooks | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Ahmad Brooks (groin) is out for Week 9 against the Buffalo Bills.

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. 31. He is not expected to play Week 9.

LB | D.J. Williams | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos LB D.J. Williams (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31.

LB | Andra Davis | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Andra Davis would likely fill in for LB D'Qwell Jackson (ankle) if Jackson does not play Week 9.

LB | Vinny Ciurciu | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Kevin Seifert, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings LB Vinny Ciurciu (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

LB | D'Qwell Jackson | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB D'Qwell Jackson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and is unlikely to play Week 9. Head coach Romeo Crennel didn't know if he would be back this week.

LB | Freddie Keiaho | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts LB Freddie Keiaho (concussion) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31, and is expected to play Week 9.

LB | Keith Bulluck | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB Keith Bulluck (thigh) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. He is considered questionable for Week 9.

LB | Leon Joe | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills LB Leon Joe (leg) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and is considered questionable for Week 9.

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Stan Olson, of The Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (Achilles') did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

LB | Zach Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Zach Thomas (neck) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. He is questionable for the team's Week 10 game.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

LB | David Harris | New York Jets | Fantasy
NFL.com reports New York Jets LB David Harris has been nominated for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award for Week 8. Harris made his first NFL start. He had 17 tackles (10 solo) and a sack.

LB | Shaun Phillips | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers LB Shaun Phillips (groin) will likely be a game-time decision for Week 9.


Cornerback

CB | Brian Williams | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Brian Williams (hamstring) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and he might not be ready to play Week 9.

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 in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and presumably will play Week 9. He is not expected to practice in full until Friday, Nov. 2.

CB | Walt Harris | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Walt Harris (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, but does not usually work on Wednesdays. His status is uncertain for Week 9.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings CB Antoine Winfield (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and his status is uncertain for Week 9. Winfield was a new addition to the participation report.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (knee) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31, and said he expects to play Week 9.

CB | Fred Smoot | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Fred Smoot (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31.

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. 31, and will likely attempt to return after the team's Week 10 bye.

CB | Hank Poteat | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB Hank Poteat (chest) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31.

CB | Anthony Henry | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys CB Anthony Henry (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. He will be the team's No. 3 cornerback if he plays Week 9.

CB | Chris McAlister | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Chris McAlister (knee) is optimistic about starting Week 9, despite the fact he has not practices yet this week. If he not able to start, CB Corey Ivy will take his place.

CB | Marlin Jackson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Marlin Jackson (neck) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31, and is expected to play Week 9.

CB | Asante Samuel | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots CB Asante Samuel (undisclosed) was not present during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

CB | Nathan Vasher | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears CB Nathan Vasher (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

CB | Carlos Rogers | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Transaction
The Associated Press reports the Washington Redskins placed CB Carlos Rogers (knee) on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Oct. 30.

CB | Aaron Glenn | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Jacksonville Jaguars CB Aaron Glenn has been nominated for the GMC Defensive Player of the Week Award for Week 8. Glenn had four solo tackles and a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Atlanta Falcons | Free Agency News
Chris Mortensen, of ESPN.com, reports the Atlanta Falcons will not forgive Atlanta Falcons CB DeAngelo Hall any part of his $100,000 fine after his latest outburst, according to team and union sources. Hall was fined $100,000 for a blowup on the sideline during a Week 3 game. When he received the fine, the Falcons told Hall they would forgive $50,000 if he behaved himself, according to sources. Hall was highly critical of the organization Oct. 24, after they released free-agent DT Grady Jackson (Falcons). After those comments, the team decided not to forgive the $50,000.


Free Safety

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (neck) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31, and is expected to play Week 9. Dawkins has not played since Week 2.

FS | Eugene Wilson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots FS Eugene Wilson (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets FS Eric Smith (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 31.

FS | Dwight Smith | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Kevin Seifert, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings FS Dwight Smith (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

FS | John Lynch | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos FS John Lynch (neck) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and is uncertain to play Week 9.

FS | Ryan Clark | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers FS Ryan Clark's (abdomen) progress will be monitored during the course of the week, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

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