NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on August 11, 2008 @ 14:47:34 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Byron Leftwich | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agency News
Updating a previous report, Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free-agent QB Byron Leftwich (Falcons) to a one-year deal worth $645,000. He also received a 40,000 signing bonus.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jeff Garcia (calf) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 11. He was limited in practice.

QB | Brett Favre | New York Jets | Fantasy
ESPNews reports New York Jets QB Brett Favre took part in his fourth practice with the team Monday, Aug. 11. It was the most involved practice thus far for Favre, who is still trying to pick up the team's system.

QB | J.T. O'Sullivan | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers QB J.T. O'Sullivan worked with the first-team offense during morning practice Monday, Aug. 11.

QB | Chad Pennington | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said QB Chad Pennington will have to compete with the other three quarterbacks on the roster for the starting job.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell (elbow) practiced Sunday, Aug. 10, with a protective sleeve over his right arm, with a pad over the elbow. Head coach Lane Kiffin said there are no issues with the arm, and that the elbow played no part in Russell throwing just five times in the team's first preseason game.

QB | Brady Quinn | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns backup QB Brady Quinn tossed 17 passed during the team's first preseason game. The only pass he threw of any notable length went for 23 yards, which has some asking if he has become a dink-dunk thrower. His pass selection seemed fairly similar to what he throws during training camp. Quinn said he often has checked down to a secondary receiver based off what the defense is giving him. However, general manager Phil Savage admitted during an interview recently that the offense is more vertical with Derek Anderson at quarterback and they would have to alter things if Quinn were in the game. Quinn hopes that wouldn't be the case. He said when he is in with the first-string offense, he uses the field and feels he has a pretty strong arm.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (knee) missed his second consecutive preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9. Manning is recovering from knee surgery.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
ESPN.com reports Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said his job as the starting quarterback of the Packers is going to be difficult even with the saga surrounding QB Brett Favre over. "My job is going to be difficult either way," Rodgers said. "I'm still following Brett's legacy, regardless of the fact if he's here, retired or like he is in New York now."

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (knee) played three series against the Dallas Cowboys Saturday, Aug. 9, in preseason play. He completed five of his six passes for 54 yards and directed the Chargers to a pair of touchdowns. He said he felt the team was efficient.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo played just one series in the team's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers Saturday, Aug. 9. He connected on all three of his passing attempts for 33 yards. Romo said he has definitely seen progress during training camp, which was carried over into the game.

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger said the team has some things to work on following their preseason game with the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 9. "We're not as good as we think we are," Bulger said.

QB | Jay Cutler | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos QB Jay Cutler played one quarter during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9. He hit 8-of-10 passes for 59 yards and scored on a rushing touchdown.

QB | Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons rookie QB Matt Ryan hit 9-of-15 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Head coach Mike Smith was pleased with Ryan's showing. "I thought Matt passed the test in terms of poise and execution. I thought for the first time in an NFL game he was very impressive," Smith said. Ryan saw action against the Jaguars' first-team defense.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme (elbow) attempted just one pass Saturday, Aug. 9, in his return from elbow surgery. "I'll take that any day of the week. I knew I was going to play one or two series, get a few throws. Would I have liked to have gotten a few more? Absolutely, but I know I'm going to play a whole lot more coming up this week and the following week," Delhomme said.

QB | Chad Henne | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins rookie QB Chad Henne hit 5-of-10 passes for 67 yards during preseason action Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He led the Dolphins on two scoring drives and did not throw an interception. "He threw the ball away, which is one of those situations that we talked about," Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said. "He made a couple nice throws there on some back-shoulder throws."

QB | Jason Campbell | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell had another solid preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Buffalo Bills. He went 7-for-10 for 71 yards during one quarter of play. "It felt great for us as a team to move the ball that way," Campbell said. He is adjusting to the team's new West Coast offense.

QB | Trent Edwards | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills starting QB Trent Edwards struggled Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Washington Redskins. He was 1-for-5 for 18 yards. He said the team had a couple of missed formations, a couple of forced passes and a couple of inaccurate throws.


Running Back

RB | Chris Brown | Houston Texans | Injury News
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Chris Brown (back) will play in the team's next preseason game.

RB | Ahman Green | Houston Texans | Injury News
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ahman Green (groin) should miss the team's next preseason game, but he could return for the team's third preseason contest.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (knee) will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery as soon as Monday, Aug. 11. The surgery is regarded as a clean-up medical procedure. McGahee could possibly return for the season-opener Sept. 7.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
ESPN's John Clayton reports the St. Louis Rams still are not talking with holdout RB Steven Jackson. The team suspended talks because he remained away from camp.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (hamstring) may not be able to play in the team's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, Aug. 11. Head coach Mike McCarthy termed Grant's hamstring injury "slight" but doesn't know if his No. 1 back will be able to play. "If he can go, I would like to see him go," McCarthy said. McCarthy added Grant needs more reps in practice due to his missing time in a contract dispute.

RB | Jacob Hester | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers rookie RB Jacob Hester, who is competing for the No. 2 running back position, rushed for 49 yards on 13 carries Saturday, Aug. 9. Hester had a pair of rushing touchdowns during the game.

RB | Darren Sproles | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers RB Darren Sproles, who is competing for the No. 2 running back position, had seven carries for 5 yards Saturday, Aug. 9. He also had a 5-yard touchdown run during the game.

RB | Tashard Choice | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys rookie RB Tashard Choice had seven carries for 40 yards and one touchdown during the team's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers Saturday, Aug. 9.

RB | Fred Taylor | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars starting RB Fred Taylor was given the team's preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons off Saturday, Aug. 9.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams had nine carries for 55 yards and two rushing touchdowns Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Indianapolis Colts. He is competing for the team's No. 1 running back duties.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers rookie RB Jonathan Stewart (toe) did not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9. He is recovering from offseason toe surgery.

RB | Michael Bennett | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Michael Bennett rushed for 74 yards and a touchdown Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Miami Dolphins. He also had four receptions for 16 yards.

RB | Ricky Williams | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams had five carries for 31 yards during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9. Williams showed some highlight-reel runs during the game, including a 12-yard run that drew a loud cheer from the crowd.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown (knee), who is returning from a torn ACL, had 4 yards on three rushing attempts Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Wide Receiver

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Fantasy
Vinny DiTrani, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress does not think he will get a new contract this season. Burress said, "For me, that's long gone. I don't think you'll see [agent Drew Rosenhaus] around here anymore. For myself, I just want to get healthy."

WR | Joey Galloway | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Joey Galloway (groin) was held out of the team's practice Monday, Aug. 11.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison (knee) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 11.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (leg) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 11.

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Breaking News, Fantasy
Larry Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (shoulder) is out six to eight weeks with a cracked bone in his shoulder. He suffered the injury during the team's first preseason game Friday, Aug. 8.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (concussion) did not practice Monday, Aug. 11. He is listed as day-to-day.

WR | Ronald Curry | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders WR Ronald Curry (hamstring) did not practice Sunday, Aug. 10.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring) went through a full practice Sunday, Aug. 10, and said he expects to play in the team's next preseason game.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (knee) is scheduled to start light jogging this week, according to head coach Jim Zorn.

WR | Devin Thomas | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn expects WR Devin Thomas (hamstring) to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16. He is scheduled to return to full practice this week.

WR | Demetrius Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Demetrius Williams (leg) missed the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 10.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Transaction
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (foot) received an undisclosed amount of stitches on the back of his foot after he was spiked by teammate Donte' Stallworth during a race in practice Saturday, Aug. 9. Edwards was only wearing socks while running against Stallworth, whose cleat caused a gash to open up after he stepped on Edwards' right heel. Edwards was released from the Cleveland Clinic Sunday, Aug. 10, after spending the night for precautionary measures. Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said the injury is not considered serious but did not say when Edwards would return to practice.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said WR Reggie Brown (Achilles') is still bothered by his Achilles' tendon so he is not going to practice Sunday, Aug. 10.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Fantasy
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles declined interviews Saturday, Aug. 9. Coles apparently is still upset the team released QB Chad Pennington, who is Coles' close friend. "I just need some time," Coles said.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (groin) did not play Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Denver Broncos due to a sore groin. He said he could have played if it were a regular season game.

WR | James Hardy | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills rookie WR James Hardy had a 16-yard touchdown catch Saturday, Aug. 9. Hardy, however, also lined up in the wrong spot earlier in the game.

WR | Early Doucet | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Mike Tulumello, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Early Doucet (hamstring) remains day-to-day and could be ready to play by the team's next preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.


Tight End

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (calf) missed the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 10.

TE | Bubba Franks | New York Jets | Injury News
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets TE Bubba Franks (undisclosed) did not practice Saturday, Aug. 9.

TE | Alge Crumpler | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young is happy to have TE Alge Crumpler on board. Following the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9, he said Crumpler is a "great target" in the passing game. "He knows how to get in and out of his routes, and obviously he knows how to catch the ball," Young said.


Place Kicker

PK | Sebastian Janikowski | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski (leg) did not participate in morning practice Monday, Aug. 11.

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson (thigh) will not practice during the upcoming week and will miss the team's second preseason game due to a mild left thigh strain.


Defensive Line

DL | Jovan Haye | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Jovan Haye (groin) was held out of the team's practice Monday, Aug. 11.

DL | Brian Young | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Bradley Handwerger, of WWLTV.com, reports New Orleans Saints DT Brian Young (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 11.

DL | Cory Redding | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions DL Cory Redding (groin) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 11.

DL | Vonnie Holliday | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins DL Vonnie Holliday (hamstring) is not participating in practice Monday, Aug. 11.

DL | Marcus Tubbs | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
Larry Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks have waived DT Marcus Tubbs.

DL | Justin Harrell | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers DL Justin Harrell (back) will not play in the team's preseason opener Monday, Aug. 11.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason opener Monday, Aug. 11.

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have removed DT Casey Hampton (conditioning) from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (knee) missed the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 10. He continued to work with a blocking sled.

DL | Kelly Gregg | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens DT Kelly Gregg (knee) missed the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 10.

DL | Montae Reagor | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said DT Montae Reagor (knee) has an inflamed knee.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham (ankle) suffered a right ankle injury Saturday, Aug. 9. The injury is not believed to be serious.

DL | Julius Peppers | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers DE Julius Peppers appeared to be a man on a mission Saturday, Aug. 9. After having a poor 2007 season, Peppers is motivated to rebound this season. He had a sack, forced a fumble and hurried a pass into an interception during the first two series by the Indianapolis Colts. Head coach John Fox said Peppers worked very hard during the offseason. "I think he's gotten stronger, and I think you're seeing the results of that," Fox said.


Linebacker

LB | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Josh Ellis, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys LB Anthony Spencer (undisclosed) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 11. It is unknown why he was absent.

LB | Joey Porter | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter (back) is not participating in practice Monday, Aug. 11.

LB | Quentin Moses | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Harvey Fialkov and Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, report Miami Dolphins LB Quentin Moses likely will start at outside linebacker while LB Charlie Anderson (hamstring) rehabs his strained hamstring.

LB | Angelo Crowell | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills LB Angelo Crowell (knee) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 11. He missed the team's first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9, because of a sore knee.

LB | Rocky McIntosh | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn said LB Rocky McIntosh (knee) is progressing in practice but will not play for at least two more weeks.

LB | Takeo Spikes | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agency News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers have signed free-agent LB Takeo Spikes (Eagles) to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Junior Seau | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports free-agent LB Junior Seau (Patriots) conducted an interview with XX Sports Radio and said he is enjoying the peaceful life he's living currently. Seau did not rule out a return to the NFL, but he stressed that if he does come back it will only be with the New England Patriots. Seau said, "Obviously there's gotta be a need for me on a team that has a chance, which is the New England Patriots. I'm not just gonna play the game because I love the game; it has to be that there's a purpose as to why I'd go back and play in the National Football League, and that is to help finish what we started last year with the Pats. And that's the only reason I'm looking into that. Other than that, going in and playing for another team besides the Pats, it would be a waste of my time and a waste of theirs."

LB | Boss Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos LB Boss Bailey (ankle) suffered a sprained right ankle Saturday, Aug. 9. Bailey will undergo tests Sunday, Aug. 10, but head coach Mike Shanahan feared Bailey could miss a couple of weeks.

LB | Will Witherspoon | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams LB Will Witherspoon (shoulder) might not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9.


Cornerback

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Josh Ellis, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 11.

CB | Mike McKenzie | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Bradley Handwerger, of WWLTV.com, reports New Orleans Saints CB Mike McKenzie (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 11.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders CB DeAngelo Hall (hand) did not participate in morning practice Monday, Aug. 11.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson said CB Asante Samuel (hamstring) is getting close to 100 percent. Johnson said Samuel is at about 90 to 95 percent.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee (ankle) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 11. He missed the team's first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9, because of a sore ankle.

CB | Carlos Rogers | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn said CB Carlos Rogers (knee) is progressing in practice but will not play for at least two more weeks.

CB | Gary Baxter | Free Agent | Transaction
Steve King, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports the Cleveland Browns have terminated CB Gary Baxter's contract. It is not clear if he will try to play for the Browns or another NFL team down the road. Senior vice president and general manager Phil Savage said, "Last year we were able to hold a roster spot open for Gary as he attempted to make a monumental comeback. After he underwent a knee scope last week, we are unfortunately not in a position to hold a roster spot this year. We are releasing Gary today in hopes he will be able to continue his rehab and get back into the NFL, either with another team, or possibly with the Browns. Gary has made tremendous strides thus far and we believe he can play professional football again in the future."

CB | Fabian Washington | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Fabian Washington (undisclosed) missed the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 10.

CB | Chris McAlister | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Chris McAlister (knee) missed the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 10.

CB | Adam Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys CB Adam Jones made his debut with the Cowboys during preseason action against the San Diego Chargers Saturday, Aug. 9. Jones did not start the game, but he saw considerable playing time during the second half.

CB | Nick Harper | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans CB Nick Harper (undisclosed) suffered an injury Saturday, Aug. 9. He walked off the field under his own power and went to the locker room. He returned to the sideline later in the game but did not play again.

CB | Justin King | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams CB Justin King (toe) suffered a hyperextended toe. X-rays were negative.

CB | Fakhir Brown | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams CB Fakhir Brown (shoulder) is out for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9.


Strong Safety

SS | Adam Archuleta | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agency News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports the Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms with free-agent SS Adam Archuleta (Bears). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

SS | Donte Whitner | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills SS Donte Whitner (ankle) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 11. He missed the team's first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9, because of a sore ankle.

SS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn expects S LaRon Landry (hamstring) to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16. He is scheduled to return to full practice this week.

SS | Tank Williams | New England Patriots | Injury News, Transaction
Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots S Tank Williams (knee) has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2008 season.


Free Safety

FS | Greg Wesley | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders have released FS Greg Wesley.

FS | Daniel Bullocks | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli said during his press conference Monday, Aug. 11, that FS Daniel Bullocks (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17.

FS | Brandon McGowan | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears FS Brandon McGowan (ankle) sprained an ankle during practice Monday, Aug. 11.

FS | Stuart Schweigert | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Associated Press reports the New York Giants signed free-agent FS Stuart Schweigert (Redskins). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

FS | Madieu Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings FS Madieu Williams (neck) sat out the morning session Monday, Aug. 11.

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens S Ed Reed (shoulder) wore a red, non-contact jersey during the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 10.

FS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams S Oshiomogho Atogwe (hamstring) is out for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9.

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