NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on December 27, 2007 @ 09:59:57 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and he will play in Week 17.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and his status for Week 17 is uncertain.

QB | Josh McCown | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders QB Josh McCown (finger) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27, as the No. 2 quarterback.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub (shoulder) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27, but he is unlikely to play in Week 17.

QB | Shaun Hill | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers QB Shaun Hill (back, ribs) missed the team's practice Thursday, Dec. 27. Head coach Mike Nolan said Hill is questionable for the team's Week 17 game.

QB | Brad Johnson | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Brad Johnson may play Week 17 in a reserve role.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (thumb) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27, but may be limited during Week 17. Head coach Wade Phillips said he wants to keep Romo fresh for the playoffs.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and he is questionable for Week 17.

QB | Jay Cutler | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Jay Cutler (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will be able to play Week 17.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons QB Byron Leftwich (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and is unlikely to play Week 17.

QB | Kellen Clemens | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets QB Kellen Clemens (rib, shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to start Week 17.

QB | Rex Grossman | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears QB Rex Grossman (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will likely be the team's No. 3 quarterback Week 17.

QB | Kyle Boller | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Kyle Boller (head) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He may be inactive for Week 17. If he is not able to play, QB Cullen Finnerty will be the primary backup quarterback.

QB | Cullen Finnerty | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Kyle Boller (head) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He may be inactive for Week 17. If he is not able to play, QB Cullen Finnerty will be the primary backup quarterback.

QB | Kurt Warner | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (elbow) participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will be able to play Week 17.

QB | Jamie Martin | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints QB Jamie Martin (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to play Week 17.

QB | Brodie Croyle | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle (hand) participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will likely play Week 17.

QB | Charlie Batch | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Breaking News, Fantasy
Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is not expected to play Week 17. If Roethlisberger does not play in the game, QB Charlie Batch will take his place.

QB | Vinny Testaverde | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Carolina Panthers QB Vinny Testaverde (Achilles') did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.

QB | Ken Dorsey | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns announced they have signed QB Ken Dorsey to a three-year contract extension through the 2010 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

QB | Jason Campbell | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell (knee) is out for Week 17 and likely out for the season.

QB | Chris Weinke | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers QB Shaun Hill (back, ribs) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Dec. 26, with back spasms and is questionable for Week 17. QB Chris Weinke would start the Week 17 game if Hill is unable to play.

QB | Trent Dilfer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers QB Trent Dilfer (head) has been ruled out for Week 17. He said he intends to play in 2008.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders QB Daunte Culpepper (quadriceps) has been placed on injured reserve, ending his 2007 season.

QB | Sage Rosenfels | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans QB Sage Rosenfels will start Week 17.


Running Back

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson had 1,653 yards and 16 touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders, more than he has against any other team.

RB | Adimchinobi Echemandu | Houston Texans | Transaction
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Adimchinobi Echemandu has been released.

RB | Ron Dayne | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ron Dayne (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but he is expected to play in Week 17.

RB | Michael Robinson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Michael Robinson (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is questionable for Week 17.

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 Thursday, Dec. 27, but he should be available to play in Week 17.

RB | LenDale White | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans RB LenDale White (knee) participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is considered questionable for Week 17.

RB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Earnest Graham (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but should be available to play Week 17 in a limited role.

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 Thursday, Dec. 27, but should be available to play Week 17.

RB | Mike Anderson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Mike Anderson (leg) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is not expected to start Week 17, but could be available as a backup.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (ribs) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will not play Week 17.

RB | Tatum Bell | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions RB Tatum Bell (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. No update was provided after practice, but offensive coordinator Mike Martz said before practice that Bell will be active for Week 17. His status for the game is uncertain.

RB | Aaron Stecker | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Aaron Stecker (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will likely be a game-time decision for Week 17.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will likely be a game-time decision for Week 17.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and may not be available to play Week 17. Johnson has missed five straight practices.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (leg) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will be considered questionable for Week 17, unless he practices Friday, Dec. 28.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to start Week 17.

RB | Warrick Dunn | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
ESPN.com reports Atlanta Falcons RB Warrick Dunn said he plans to play at least one more season, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Dunn has one more year on his contract and hopes to stay with the Falcons, but he does not know what will happen in the offseason.

RB | Brian Leonard | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams RB Brian Leonard (head) practiced Wednesday, Dec. 26, and he was not listed on the team's official injury report for Week 17.

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber III is only 19 yards away from reaching the 1,000-yard mark. Barber would be the first running back in team history to rush for at least 1,000 yards without starting a game.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Transaction, Breaking News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have placed RB Larry Johnson (foot) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season.

RB | Jesse Chatman | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins RB Jesse Chatman (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. He will likely start Week 17.

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones' (knee) knee is still swollen, so doctors will need to wait until the swelling goes down before finding out if he needs surgery on his torn ACL.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. He will be able to play Week 17.

RB | Justin Fargas | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders RB Justin Fargas (knee) has been placed on injured reserve, ending his 2007 season.

RB | DeDe Dorsey | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals have announced they have placed RB DeDe Dorsey (ankle) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season.

RB | Kenny Watson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Kenny Watson will likely start Week 17.


Wide Receiver

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but he is expected to play in Week 17.

WR | Koren Robinson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Koren Robinson (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but he is expected to play in Week 17.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (ankle) missed the team's practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and his status for Week 17 is uncertain.

WR | Bobby Wade | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings WR Bobby Wade (knee) missed the team's practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but he is probable for Week 17.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and he is questionable for Week 17.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (undisclosed) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27, and he will start in Week 17.

WR | Arnaz Battle | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Arnaz Battle (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but he is expected to play in Week 17.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens (ankle) received an MRI Thursday, Dec. 27, and the results confirmed he suffered a high ankle sprain. Owens will not play during the team's Week 17 game and the team is hopeful he will be back on Jan. 12 or Jan. 13 in time for their divisional playoff game.

WR | Terry Glenn | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys WR Terry Glenn (knee) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27, and may start during the team's Week 17 game. Head coach Wade Phillips said he would sit Glenn if the field conditions were poor.

WR | Keenan McCardell | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Keenan McCardell (calf) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (calf) missed the team's practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He could be a game-time decision for Week 17, but he might sit out the game.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR D.J. Hackett (ankle) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27, and he did some work with the first team during practice. He continues to show improvement and will play in Week 17.

WR | Javon Walker | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Javon Walker (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to play Week 17.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Brandon Stokley (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. His status for Week 17 is uncertain.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. His status for Week 17 is uncertain.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. It was the first time Harrison has completed a full practice in months. The Colts would like him to play Week 17 to get rid of some of the rust. His status for the game is uncertain but more will be known Friday, Dec. 28.

WR | Michael Jenkins | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons WR Michael Jenkins (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and is unlikely to play Week 17.

WR | Joe Horn | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons WR Joe Horn (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but is expected to play Week 17.

WR | Ike Hilliard | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Ike Hilliard (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but may be available to play in a limited role Week 17.

WR | Justin McCareins | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Justin McCareins (thigh) participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to play Week 17.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery (finger) participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will start Week 17.

WR | Brad Smith | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets WR Brad Smith (back) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to start Week 17.

WR | Muhsin Muhammad | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Muhsin Muhammad (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. His status for Week 17 is uncertain.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Bernard Berrian (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to play Week 17.

WR | Demetrius Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Demetrius Williams (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. His status for Week 17 is uncertain.

WR | Mark Clayton | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton (back) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to start Week 17.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to play Week 17.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin (toe) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to play Week 17.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (chest) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to play Week 17.

WR | Eddie Kennison | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Eddie Kennison (ribs) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will not play Week 17.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (knee, ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will be able to play Week 17.

WR | Josh Reed | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Josh Reed (back) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27, due to a sore lower back and is considered questionable for Week 17.

WR | Sinorice Moss | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants WR Sinorice Moss (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is unlikely to play Week 17. If Moss does not play in the game, WR Steven Smith will likely be the No. 3 receiver.

WR | Steven Smith | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants WR Sinorice Moss (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is unlikely to play Week 17. If Moss does not play in the game, WR Steven Smith will likely be the No. 3 receiver.

WR | Maurice Stovall | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Transaction
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Maurice Stovall (arm) was placed on the Injured Reserve list Wednesday, Dec. 26, ending his 2007 season.

WR | Marty Booker | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins WR Marty Booker (tailbone) participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. He is expected to start Week 17.

WR | Jerry Porter | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders WR Jerry Porter (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.

WR | Troy Walters | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions WR Troy Walters (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. He is expected to play Week 17.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.


Tight End

TE | Kyle Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots TE Kyle Brady (foot) missed the team's practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and he is not expected to play in Week 17.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but he is expected to play in Week 17.

TE | Bubba Franks | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers TE Bubba Franks (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but he is expected to play in Week 17.

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten needs nine catches to break Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez's record of 102 receptions in a season by a tight end.

TE | Tony Scheffler | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos TE Daniel Graham (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He may not be able to play Week 17. If Graham does not play in the game, TE Tony Scheffler will take his place.

TE | Ben Utecht | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts TE Ben Utecht (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is not expected to play Week 17.

TE | Alge Crumpler | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons TE Alge Crumpler (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but is expected to play Week 17. Crumpler did not practice due to a team decision.

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 Thursday, Dec. 27. He will be able to start Week 17.

TE | Quinn Sypniewski | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Quinn Sypniewski (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is not expected to play Week 17.

TE | Matt Schobel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE Matt Schobel (concussion) participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. He will be able to play Week 17.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. He will likely not play Week 17.


Place Kicker

PK | Matt Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Matt Bryant (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27, due to an illness but should be available to play Week 17. The team is not revealing what his illness is.

PK | Nate Kaeding | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers PK Nate Kaeding (leg) is expected to handle place-kicking duties in Week 17. An MRI exam was negative.


Defensive Line

DL | Robaire Smith | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DE Robaire Smith (neck) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but he is expected to play in Week 17.

DL | Orpheus Roye | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DE Orpheus Roye (foot) missed the team's practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and his status for Week 17 is uncertain.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DT Ryan Pickett (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and his status for Week 17 is uncertain.

DL | Pat Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams (knee, elbow) missed the team's practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but he is probable for Week 17.

DL | Anthony Weaver | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans DE Anthony Weaver (shoulder) missed the team's practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and he is unlikely to play in Week 17.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys DL Jay Ratliff (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and is unlikely to play Week 17.

DL | Paul Spicer | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Paul Spicer (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and is unlikely to play Week 17.

DL | Rocky Bernard | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Seattle Seahawks DT Rocky Bernard (groin) missed the team's practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and he is unlikely to practice this week. He is likely doubtful for Week 17.

DL | John Engelberger | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos DE John Engelberger (shoulder) participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to play Week 17.

DL | Quinn Pitcock | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DT Quinn Pitcock (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. His status for Week 17 is uncertain.

DL | Raheem Brock | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DE Raheem Brock (rib) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is not expected to play Week 17.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DE Robert Mathis (knees) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is not expected to play Week 17.

DL | Jamaal Anderson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DL Jamaal Anderson (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but is expected to play Week 17.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DT Albert Haynesworth (hamstring) participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to play Week 17.

DL | Greg White | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Greg White (quadriceps) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. White is likely to play but may be limited in Week 17.

DL | Patrick Chukwurah | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Patrick Chukwurah (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and is considered questionable for Week 17.

DL | Shaun Ellis | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets DE Shaun Ellis (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to start Week 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 during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to start Week 17.

DL | Tommie Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DT Tommie Harris (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to start Week 17.

DL | Darwin Walker | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DT Darwin Walker (elbow) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. His status for Week 17 is uncertain.

DL | Lee Vickers | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Daniel Wilcox (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He may be able to play Week 17 but should be limited. TE Lee Vickers could see the bulk of playing time at tight end in the game.

DL | Copeland Bryan | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills DL Copeland Bryan (knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.

DL | Jamal Williams | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers DT Jamal Williams (ankle, hip) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Dec. 26, and his status for Week 17 will be determined later in the week.

DL | Luis A. Castillo | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers DE Luis A. Castillo (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Dec. 26.

DL | Vonnie Holliday | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DL Vonnie Holliday (ankle) participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. He will likely start Week 17.

DL | Tank Johnson | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. The team hopes he will be able to practice Thursday, Dec. 27. If Ratliff does not play Week 17, DT Tank Johnson will take his place.

DL | Keith Traylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DT Keith Traylor (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. He is considered questionable for Week 17.

DL | Warren Sapp | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders DL Warren Sapp (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.

DL | Charles Johnson | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Carolina Panthers DE Charles Johnson will likely start at defensive end Week 17, replacing DE Julius Peppers (knee), who has been placed on Injured Reserve.

DL | Julius Peppers | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have placed DE Julius Peppers (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season.

DL | Derrick Jones | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction
The Atlanta Falcons have announced they have signed practice squad DL Derrick Jones to their active roster. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Linebacker

LB | Antwan Peek | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Antwan Peek (ankle) missed the team's practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and his status for Week 17 is uncertain.

LB | Dontarrious Thomas | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings LB Dontarrious Thomas (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and he is questionable for Week 17.

LB | DeMeco Ryans | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans LB DeMeco Ryans (knee) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27, and he will start in Week 17.

LB | Clint Kriewaldt | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Clint Kriewaldt (shoulder) missed the team's practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and he is unlikely to play in Week 17.

LB | Mike Peterson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Mike Peterson (hand) is not expected to play Week 17.

LB | Ian Gold | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos LB Ian Gold (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will likely not play Week 17. If Gold does not play, LB Jamie Winborn will likely take his place.

LB | Chad Brown | Free Agent Players | Transaction
ESPNews reports the New England Patriots released LB Chad Brown Thursday, Dec. 27.

LB | David Thornton | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB David Thornton (knee) participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to play Week 17.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (hip) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He said he plans to play Week 17.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (back, finger) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is not expected to play Week 17.

LB | Donnie Edwards | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Donnie Edwards (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. His status for Week 17 is uncertain.

LB | Napoleon Harris | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Napoleon Harris (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27. His status for Week 17 is uncertain.

LB | Joey Porter | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter (shoulder) participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. He is expected to play Week 17.

LB | Clark Haggans | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Clark Haggans (tonsils) practiced Wednesday, Dec. 26, and he is probable for Week 17.

LB | Omar Gaither | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Omar Gaither (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. He said he intends to play Week 17.

LB | Dhani Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Dhani Jones (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. He is expected to start Week 17.

LB | Jason Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DE Jason Taylor (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.


Cornerback

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (heel) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27, and he should be available for Week 17. He could see his playing time limited to help him get healthier for the postseason.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (toe) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to be available for Week 17, but he could be held out to rest for the postseason.

CB | Jarrett Bush | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Jarrett Bush (calf) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27, and he should play in Week 17.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings CB Antoine Winfield (pectoral) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and he is questionable for Week 17.

CB | Alan Ball | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys CB Alan Ball could play if CB Terence Newman (foot, toe, knee) does not play Week 17.

CB | Allen Rossum | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Allen Rossum (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and his status for Week 17 is uncertain.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Kelvin Hayden (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will likely play Week 17.

CB | Brian Kelly | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brian Kelly (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and may sit out Week 17.

CB | Nick Harper | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans CB Nick Harper (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will be questionable for Week 17.

CB | Nathan Vasher | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Transaction
Updating a previous report, Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Chicago Bears have placed CB Nathan Vasher (groin) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (foot, toe, knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. His status for Week 17 is uncertain.

CB | Sheldon Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Sheldon Brown (shin, ankle) participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. He should be able to play Week 17.

CB | Mike McKenzie | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Transaction
New Orleans Saints CB Mike McKenzie (knee) was placed on the Injured Reserve list Wednesday, Dec. 26, ending his 2007 season.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. His status for Week 17 is uncertain.


Strong Safety

SS | Rodney Harrison | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots S Rodney Harrison (thigh) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and he will likely play in Week 17.

SS | Michael Huff | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders S Michael Huff (concussion) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27, and said he does not think he suffered a concussion during Week 16.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers S Troy Polamalu (knee) missed the team's practice Thursday, Dec. 27. There is a good chance he will not play the entire Week 17 game.

SS | Pierson Prioleau | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins SS Pierson Prioleau (hamstring) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27.

SS | Lawyer Milloy | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons SS Lawyer Milloy (hip) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but is likely to play Week 17.

SS | Dexter Jackson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals SS Dexter Jackson (calf) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27, for the second day in a row. Head coach Marvin Lewis said there's a chance Jackson may be available to play Week 17.


Free Safety

FS | John Lynch | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos FS John Lynch (back) participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is expected to play Week 17.

FS | Antoine Bethea | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Antoine Bethea (knee) participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will likely play Week 17.

FS | Gerome Sapp | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FS Gerome Sapp (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He is not expected to play Week 17.

FS | Greg Wesley | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs FS Greg Wesley (knee) participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. He will be able to play Week 17.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. It appears he will likely not play Week 17.

FS | Madieu Williams | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals have announced they have placed FS Madieu Williams (quadriceps) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season.

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