NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on December 28, 2007 @ 06:53:38 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Byron Leftwich | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons QB Byron Leftwich (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as probable for Week 17.

QB | Josh McCown | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders QB Josh McCown (finger) participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as probable for Week 17 and will be the team's primary backup quarterback.

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 very limited during practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as doubtful for Week 17 and will be the team's No. 3 quarterback.

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 Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as questionable for Week 17. He is expected to be the No. 3 quarterback during the game but could be the No. 2 quarterback.

QB | Cullen Finnerty | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Cullen Finnerty will be the team's primary backup quarterback Week 17.

QB | Kyle Boller | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Kyle Boller (head) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as out for Week 17.

QB | Jason Campbell | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell (knee) is listed as out for Week 17.

QB | Sage Rosenfels | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans QB Sage Rosenfels is expected to start for QB Matt Schaub (shoulder) in Week 17.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub (shoulder) practiced Friday, Dec. 28, but is unlikely to play Week 17. QB Sage Rosenfels will start in his place. Schaub is expected to be the team's No. 3 quarterback.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck needs 23 passing yards to break his single-season franchise record of 3,841 passing yards in a season. He is expected to play in the game to reach the record but will then likely be replaced by QB Seneca Wallace.

QB | Kurt Warner | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (elbow) participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He will be able 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) practiced Friday, Dec. 28, and is likely to play Week 17.

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 | 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 | 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 | 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.


Running Back

RB | Dominic Rhodes | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Dominic Rhodes will start Week 17.

RB | Mike Anderson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Mike Anderson (leg) was extremely limited during practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as questionable for Week 17 and may be able to backup. If Anderson does not play, RB Cory Ross will take his place.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (ribs) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as out for Week 17.

RB | Ron Dayne | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ron Dayne (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 28, and is expected to play Week 17.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (leg) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 17. He will be able to play Week 17.

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander is unlikely to play past the first quarter due to the risk of damaging his wrist or knee.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas is expected to be the team's No. 2 running back in Week 17.

RB | Aaron Stecker | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Aaron Stecker (turf) did not practice Friday, Dec. 28, due to personal reasons. Stecker is a game-time decision and may be available to play Week 17.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is not expected to play Week 17.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) is listed as out for Week 17.

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones (knee) is listed as out for Week 17.

RB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Earnest Graham (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is questionable for Week 17.

RB | Michael Pittman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Michael Pittman (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is questionable for Week 17.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 28, but is listed as probable for Week 17.

RB | Jesse Chatman | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins RB Jesse Chatman (ankle) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27, and he will likely start in Week 17.

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 | 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 | 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 | 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.


Wide Receiver

WR | Joe Horn | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons WR Joe Horn (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as probable for Week 17 and is expected to play.

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 participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as questionable for Week 17 and is unlikely to play.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as questionable for Week 17 and is expected to play.

WR | Joey Galloway | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the St. Petersburg Times reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Joey Galloway (team decision) is listed as out for Week 17.

WR | Ronald Curry | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Ronald Curry (coach's decision) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He will be able to start 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) participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as questionable for Week 17 and is expected to play.

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) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as questionable for Week 17. It is unclear if head coach Mike McCarthy will play Jennings or rest him for the playoffs.

WR | Muhsin Muhammad | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Muhsin Muhammad (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as probable for Week 17 and is expected to start.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Bernard Berrian (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as probable for Week 17 and is expected to start.

WR | Bobby Wade | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Bobby Wade (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as probable for Week 17 and should be able to play.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as questionable for Week 17 and may not play in the game.

WR | Devard Darling | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Demetrius Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as out for Week 17. WR Devard Darling will be the team's No. 3 wide receiver.

WR | Demetrius Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Demetrius Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as out for Week 17. WR Devard Darling will be the team's No. 3 wide receiver.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez (foot) did not practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is not expected to play Week 17.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 28, for the second straight day and is expected to play Week 17.

WR | Mark Clayton | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton (back) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28. Head coach Brian Billick said the team was just giving him a rest. He is listed as questionable for Week 17 but is expected to start.

WR | Rod Smith | Denver Broncos | Injury News
ESPNews reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) is expected to have hip surgery next month and may need a hip replacement which could end his career.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (knee, ankle) is listed as probable for Week 17. He will be able to play in the game.

WR | Sinorice Moss | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants WR Sinorice Moss (back) is listed as doubtful for Week 17. If Moss does not play, WR Steven Smith will be the team's No. 3 wide receiver.

WR | Steven Smith | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants WR Sinorice Moss (back) is listed as doubtful for Week 17. If Moss does not play, WR Steven Smith will be the team's No. 3 wide receiver.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (undisclosed) practiced Friday, Dec. 28, and is expected to start Week 17.

WR | Nate Burleson | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Nate Burleson is expected to play Week 17. Burleson is 40 yards shy of the all-time punt return record. He is also one touchdown shy of setting a career high with 10 touchdowns in a season.

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram may be limited during Week 17. Engram is 10 catches shy of reaching 100 receptions on the season. WR Ben Obomanu and WR Courtney Taylor are expected to see a bulk of the workload.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (calf) is a game-time decision but may not play Week 17.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR D.J. Hackett (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 28. Hackett is uncertain to start but should play a significant role in 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 Friday, Dec. 28. 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 Friday, Dec. 28. 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 (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 28. Houshmandzadeh is listed as probable and is expected to start Week 17.

WR | Josh Reed | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills WR Josh Reed (back) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is questionable for 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 practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is not expected to play Week 17.

WR | Ike Hilliard | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Ike Hilliard (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is questionable for Week 17.

WR | Patrick Crayton | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys WR Patrick Crayton has signed a four-year contract extension worth up to $14 million, according to his agent. Crayton will receive $6 million in guaranteed money.

WR | Marty Booker | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins WR Marty Booker (tailbone) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27, and he will likely 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 | Jason Hill | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Jason Hill (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and his availability for Week 17 is uncertain.

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 | 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 | 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.


Tight End

TE | Kellen Winslow | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as probable for Week 17 and is expected to play.

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) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as probable for Week 17 and is expected to play in the game.

TE | Ben Utecht | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Ben Utecht (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is not expected to play Week 17.

TE | Daniel Wilcox | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Daniel Wilcox (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as out for Week 17.

TE | Quinn Sypniewski | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Quinn Sypniewski (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as out for Week 17.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as out for Week 17.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 28, and will not play Week 17.

TE | Benjamin Watson | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and he should 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 | Daniel Graham | 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 | 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 | 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.


Place Kicker

PK | Matt Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Matt Bryant (illness) returned to practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is expected to play Week 17.

PK | Nate Kaeding | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers PK Nate Kaeding (fibula) missed the team's practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but he is expected to handle place-kicking duties for Week 17.


Defensive Line

DL | Jamaal Anderson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DE Jamaal Anderson (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as probable for Week 17 and is expected to play.

DL | Orpheus Roye | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DE Orpheus Roye (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28. His foot is in a walking boot. He is listed as questionable for Week 17. If Roye is not able to play, DE Bobby Hamilton may start in his place.

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 during practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as questionable for Week 17 and may be held out for precautionary reasons.

DL | Tommie Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DT Tommie Harris (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as probable for Week 17 and is expected to start.

DL | Darwin Walker | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DT Darwin Walker (elbow) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as probable for Week 17 and is expected to play in the game.

DL | Pat Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams (knee, elbow) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as questionable for Week 17 but is expected to play in the game.

DL | Lee Vickers | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Lee Vickers will likely start Week 17.

DL | Rocky Bernard | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Seattle Seahawks DL Rocky Bernard (groin) did not practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is listed as out for Week 17. He will not make the trip with the team.

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 Thursday, Dec. 27, but he is expected to play in Week 17.

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 Thursday, Dec. 27, and he will play in Week 17.

DL | Matt Roth | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DE Matt Roth (groin) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27, and he will likely start in Week 17.

DL | Keith Traylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DT Keith Traylor (ankle, knee) missed the team's practice Thursday, Dec. 27, and appears unlikely to play in Week 17. He could be considering retirement.

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 | 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 | 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 | 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.


Linebacker

LB | Mike Peterson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Mike Peterson (hand) is listed as out for 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 Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as questionable for Week 17. He said he expects to start, but if he does not play, LB Jamar Williams will take his place.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (back, finger) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as questionable for Week 17 and is not expected to play.

LB | DeMeco Ryans | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans LB DeMeco Ryans (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 28, and is expected to start 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) practiced Friday, Dec. 28, but is uncertain to play Week 17.

LB | Napoleon Harris | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Napoleon Harris (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 28, but is uncertain to play Week 17.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but he is expected to play in 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.


Cornerback

CB | Chris Houston | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons CB Chris Houston (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as probable for Week 17 and is expected to play.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (heel) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as probable for Week 17. He is expected to be available to play, but will probably be taken out relatively early to make sure he is healthy for the playoffs.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (toe) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as doubtful for Week 17 and will likely not play.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings CB Antoine Winfield (pectoral) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as questionable for Week 17.

CB | Fernando Bryant | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions CB Fernando Bryant (illness) was present at practice Friday, Dec. 28, but was not feeling well due to illness. Bryant is expected to 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) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is questionable for Week 17.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is doubtful for Week 17.

CB | Sheldon Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Sheldon Brown (shin, ankle) practiced Thursday, Dec. 27, and he should play in 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 | Eric King | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Transaction
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans DB Eric King (forearm) has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season.


Strong Safety

SS | Lawyer Milloy | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons SS Lawyer Milloy (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is listed as questionable for Week 17 but will be able to play.

SS | Michael Huff | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders SS Michael Huff (concussion) is not listed on the injury report for Week 17.

SS | Aaron Rouse | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers SS Aaron Rouse (shoulder) participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28. He is not on the injury report for 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 Friday, Dec. 28. Jackson is listed as doubtful and is unlikely to play Week 17.

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 | 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.


Free Safety

FS | Antoine Bethea | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Antoine Bethea (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 28, and is expected to play Week 17.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
ESPNews reports Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders signed a five-year extension Friday, Dec. 28, worth $37.5 million with $20 million guaranteed.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (foot) did not practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is doubtful for Week 17.

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.

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