NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on January 9, 2008 @ 06:33:48 PDT

 



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) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 9. He is not on the injury report for the team's Divisional Round playoff game and will be the No. 2 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) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 9. He will be able to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

QB | Derek Anderson | Cleveland Browns | Free Agency News
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage said the team has contacted the agent for impending restricted free-agent QB Derek Anderson to discuss a new contract. Savage said negotiations will begin as early as this week.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (quadriceps) practiced Tuesday, Jan. 8, and he will play in the team's Divisional Round game Saturday, Jan. 12.

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard has thrown an interception in four of the last five games he has played in.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has been nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Year Award. Romo threw for 4,211 and 36 touchdowns. His 36 touchdown passes set a franchise record for passing touchdowns in a season.

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 Year Award. Favre threw for 4,155 yards, 28 touchdowns and completed 66.5 percent of his passes. He passed former QB John Elway for the most wins by a quarterback with 160, passed QB Dan Marino for most career touchdown passes with 442 and is the leagues all-time career passing yards leader with 61,655.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (stinger) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 9. He is not on the injury report for the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson has been selected to the Associated Press 2007 NFL All-Pro team.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Free Agency News
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage said the team has contacted the agent for impending free-agent RB Jamal Lewis to discuss a new contract. Savage said negotiations will begin as early as this week.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Martz said he will build the team's offense around RB Frank Gore because he is the centerpiece.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew's 96-yard kickoff return in the team's Wild Card Round playoff game was the longest non-scoring play in franchise history.

RB | Fred Taylor | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Fred Taylor was officially named to the Pro Bowl Tuesday, Jan. 8. Taylor had never previously made the Pro Bowl in his career.

RB | Ray Rice | NCAA | Draft Information
ESPNews reports Rutgers University RB Ray Rice declared for the 2008 NFL Draft Tuesday, Jan. 8.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Draft Information, Fantasy
NFL.com reports Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Year Award. Peterson carried the ball 238 times for 1,341 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns and set a single-game record with 296 yards rushing. He also had 19 receptions for 268 yards and totaled 2,021 combined net yards.


Wide Receiver

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison (knee) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 9, and is expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

WR | James Jones | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR James Jones (hamstring) slightly strained his hamstring during practice Wednesday, Jan. 9, and did not finish practice. He will be available to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

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 during practice Wednesday, Jan. 9. He will be able to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (groin) suffered a slightly strained groin during practice Wednesday, Jan. 9, and could not finish the workout. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Jennings will be able to play this week.

WR | Patrick Crayton | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Patrick Crayton will likely be heavily involved in the middle of the field because of the coverages the New York Giants use. In seven career games against the Giants, Crayton has 23 receptions for 321 yards and one touchdown.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens (ankle) did not participate in practice Jan. 9, but he did go through rehab. The Cowboys hope he will be able to practice Thursday, Jan. 10. Head coach Wade Phillips said Owens may be able to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game even if he does not practice this week. He continues to be considered a game-time decision but will likely play.

WR | Terry Glenn | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Terry Glenn (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 9. It was the first time he participated in a full practice since he underwent his two knee surgeries. He should be able to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game, but it is unclear how much he will play.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News
Arthur Staple, of Newsday, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle, knee) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 9.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots WR Donte' Stallworth said he does not know why it appears he has fallen behind WR Jabar Gaffney on the depth chart. "I don't know. I don't have an answer. [QB Tom Brady's] going to do what he does. He's the MVP. He's going to find the guys that are open, whoever that may be. I just have to continue to do my part and hope to get open," Stallworth said.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester has been selected to the Associated Press 2007 NFL All-Pro team.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss has been selected to the Associated Press 2007 NFL All-Pro team.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR D.J. Hackett (ankle) practiced Tuesday, Jan. 8, and he is fine for the team's Divisional Round game Saturday, Jan. 12.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (calf) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Jan. 8. Head coach Mike Holmgren said he expects Branch to practice soon and play Saturday, Jan. 12, in the team's Divisional Round game.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Wes Welker finished in a tie for third for the Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award with one vote.


Tight End

TE | Ben Utecht | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Ben Utecht (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 9, and is expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten may be needed to help block more than usual during the team's Divisional Round playoff game because of the New York Giants pass rush.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
The NFL Network reports San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (toe) is not expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

TE | Kyle Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots TE Kyle Brady (foot) practiced Tuesday, Jan. 8, and is likely to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.


Place Kicker

PK | Rob Bironas | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans PK Rob Bironas has been selected to the Associated Press 2007 NFL All-Pro team.


Defensive Line

DL | Grady Jackson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Grady Jackson (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 9, and is expected to have a light practice load all week. Jackson may be available to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

DL | John Henderson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars DL John Henderson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 9, and will likely rest for the week. Henderson is likely to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DT Ryan Pickett (groin) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 9. He is not on the injury report for the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

DL | Cornelius Griffin | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason Reid, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins DL Cornelius Griffin (knee) is planning to have arthroscopic surgery.

DL | Rocky Bernard | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Seattle Seahawks DT Rocky Bernard (groin) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Jan. 8. He will likely practice Thursday, Jan. 10, at the latest and will play Saturday, Jan. 12, in the team's Divisional Round game.

DL | Ty Warren | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots DL Ty Warren (undisclosed) practiced Tuesday, Jan. 8, and is likely to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

DL | Patrick Kerney | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Seattle Seahawks DL Patrick Kerney has been nominated for the GMC Defensive Player of the Year Award. Kerney recorded 60 tackles (49 solo), 14.5 sacks and an interception. His previous career-high in sacks was three.

DL | Mario Williams | Houston Texans | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Houston Texans DL Mario Williams has been nominated for the GMC Defensive Player of the Year Award. Williams recorded 59 tackles, 14 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery that he returned 38 yards for a touchdown.


Linebacker

LB | Tyjuan Hagler | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts LB Tyjuan Hagler (toe) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 9, and is expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

LB | Mike Peterson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Mike Peterson (hand) has been officially ruled out for the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

LB | Rocky McIntosh | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason Reid, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins LB Rocky McIntosh (knee) underwent reconstructive knee surgery last week and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2008 season, according to former head coach Joe Gibbs.

LB | Mike Vrabel | New England Patriots | Fantasy
NFL.com reports New England Patriots LB Mike Vrabel has been nominated for the GMC Defensive Player of the Year Award. Vrabel recorded 77 tackles (55 solo), 12.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.


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) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 9. He is not on the injury report for the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

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 Wednesday, Jan. 9. He will be able to start in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (foot, toe, knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 9. He is not on the injury report for the team's Divisional Round playoff game and will play in the game.

CB | Sam Madison | New York Giants | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Giants CB Sam Madison (abdomen) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 9. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Madison is feeling and moving better. It is unsure if he will be able to practice this week. If Madison is not able to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game, CB Corey Webster will start in his place.

CB | Asante Samuel | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots CB Asante Samuel (undisclosed) practiced Tuesday, Jan. 8, and is likely to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.


Strong Safety

SS | Rodney Harrison | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots SS Rodney Harrison (thigh) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 9. He will likely play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

SS | Mike Brown | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears S Mike Brown's (knee) future with the team is uncertain. Brown has suffered serious leg injuries each of the past four years that has caused him to miss 43 games. General manager Jerry Angelo said, "How am I going to count on Mike Brown? Mike's been hurt a lot. We certainly would like to have Mike on our football team, but we're just going to wait. He's several months away from being back and healthy again, and we'll just see as time goes on where that road leads." Brown's contract expires following the 2008 season.


Free Safety

FS | Antoine Bethea | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Antoine Bethea (knee) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 9, and is expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders has been nominated for the GMC Defensive Player of the Year Award. Sanders recorded 96 tackles, 3.5 sacks, six pass defenses, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

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