NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on August 15, 2008 @ 15:12:58 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, because of a knee injury.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden suggested QB Jeff Garcia (calf) could play Week 1 even if he doesn't play in the preseason.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 15.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (back) does not think he will be playing in the team's game preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, based on the amount of work he is getting during practice. "I've got a feeling based on reps, but I haven't been told anything," Hasselbeck said.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme (elbow) went 9-for-14 passing Thursday, Aug. 14, against the Philadelphia Eagles in poor weather conditions. He threw for 54 yards with one interception during the game. The Associated Press reports he also threw a touchdown pass, which was overturned. The good news was his surgically repaired elbow passed the test.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb and the first-string offense were unable to score any points in six series against the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Aug. 14. McNabb threw for 98 yards while hitting 11-of-24 passes. He also threw an interception. He did not get a lot of help from his receivers, as they dropped about six passes during poor weather conditions.

QB | Brett Favre | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said QB Brett Favre is calling audibles at the line of scrimmage. He is also checking down and running the hurry-up offense, which are all signs of Favre becoming more comfortable with the team's system. Schottenheimer has also been impressed with Favre's intelligence surrounding football. "I think the gunslinger tag is maybe a little bit unfair because he's got a great feel for what's going on," Schottenheimer said.

QB | Trent Edwards | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills QB Trent Edwards was sharp Thursday, Aug. 14, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Edwards went 9-for-11 for 104 yards and two touchdowns in two series of play. He showed good touch on both of his touchdown passes and opened with a 33-yard pass to WR Lee Evans.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
According to The Associated Press, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was solid against the Buffalo Bills Thursday, Aug. 14. He hit 9-of-11 passes for 142 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown pass to WR Santonio Holmes. Roethlisberger played three series during the game. He also threw an interception.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Steve Corkran, of the San Jose Mercury News, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin said QB JaMarcus Russell will play most of the first half of the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, and could play the entire first half.

QB | Kurt Warner | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said QB Kurt Warner may start the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

QB | Alex D. Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers QB Alex D. Smith will come in second in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

QB | J.T. O'Sullivan | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers QB J.T. O'Sullivan will start in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

QB | Rex Grossman | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the competition between Chicago Bears QBs Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton is at a stalemate. Offensive coordinator Ron Turner was asked if he had a sense of which quarterback was ahead in the battle. "I really don't," Turner said. As a result, the team's upcoming preseason game with the Seattle Seahawks is becoming a very important game for both quarterbacks. "In an ideal world, we'd like to have picked one (a starting quarterback) in January," Turner noted. "I am anxious to see this game."


Running Back

RB | LaMont Jordan | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots RB LaMont Jordan (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 15.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Nashville Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson is expected to start in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 15. He will also return kickoffs in the game.

RB | Fred Taylor | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Vito Stellino, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said RB Fred Taylor will only play a little bit in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (knee) may not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, because of swelling in his left knee.

RB | Deuce McAllister | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the New Orleans Saints plan to play RB Deuce McAllister (knee) in their preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

RB | Ahman Green | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Houston Texans RB Ahman Green (groin) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, because of a strained groin. He worked out on the sidelines during practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

RB | Chris Brown | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Houston Texans RB Chris Brown will start in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (knee) missed the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers rookie RB Jonathan Stewart (toe) saw his first action of the preseason Thursday, Aug. 14, against the Philadelphia Eagles. He carried the ball four times for just three yards. Stewart is competing with DeAngelo Williams for the starting tailback duties.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams rushed eight times for 32 yards Thursday, Aug. 14, against the Philadelphia Eagles. He had a long of 23 yards during the game. Williams is competing with Jonathan Stewart for the starting tailback duties.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers rookie RB Rashard Mendenhall found the end zone with a 6-yard run Thursday, Aug. 14, against the Buffalo Bills. He carried the ball a team-high 11 times in the game, but rushed for just 30 yards.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Marshawn Lynch saw limited action Thursday, Aug. 14, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He carried the ball five times for 25 yards on the ground and caught one pass for an additional eight yards.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) likely will play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17.

RB | Chris Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Chris Perry worked with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (hamstring) was in pads Wednesday, Aug. 13, but he did not participate in any team drills. "Timing-wise, felt good, I really felt like I was getting in a groove," said Grant. "It definitely sucks. But it is what it is."

RB | Kevin Jones | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears RB Kevin Jones (knee) expects to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.


Wide Receiver

WR | Steven Smith | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR Steven Smith (groin) missed the team's evening practice Friday, Aug. 15.

WR | Amani Toomer | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR Amani Toomer (knee) missed the team's evening practice Friday, Aug. 15.

WR | Joey Galloway | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden suggested WR Joey Galloway (groin) could play Week 1 even if he doesn't play in the preseason.

WR | Shaun McDonald | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli said WR Shaun McDonald (knee) should be able to play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Tom Rock, of Newsday, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) participated in morning practice Friday, Aug. 15.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (foot) missed the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

WR | Devin Thomas | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Jason Reid, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins WR Devin Thomas (hamstring) is expected to make his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 16.

WR | Antwaan Randle El | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Jason Reid, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins WR Antwaan Randle El (hamstring, wrist) will be a game-time decision Saturday, Aug. 16.

WR | Justin McCareins | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans WR Justin McCareins (groin) will play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, after missing the preseason opener with a groin injury.

WR | Chris Henry | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the Cincinnati Bengals have had "conversations" with representatives for free-agent WR Chris Henry (Bengals), according to Henry's agent, Marvin Frazier. Frazier said he and the team were engaged in "just conversations right now."

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (knee) was shaken up in the first half of the team's morning practice Thursday, Aug. 14, and did not return. He limped off the field with the help of trainers, who wrapped and iced his knee.

WR | Demetrius Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Demetrius Williams (leg) missed the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
The Bergen Record reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (leg) missed the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 14. He is unlikely to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said WR Reggie Brown (hamstring) will undergo an MRI Friday, Aug. 15, due to a strained hamstring.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles rookie WR DeSean Jackson had seven catches for 71 yards against the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Aug. 14.

WR | Chansi Stuckey | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets WR Chansi Stuckey has built a good rapport with QB Brett Favre.

WR | Roscoe Parrish | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills WR Roscoe Parrish (knee) is questionable for the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 14.

WR | Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Teddy Kider, of The Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (hamstring) is expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Teddy Kider, of The Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (knee) is expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Casey Pearce, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 13.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (hamstring) is progressing but has to pass progressive tests applied by both the medical staff and the strength and conditioning coaches before returning.

WR | Roydell Williams | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans WR Roydell Williams (ankle) will not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 14, because of an ankle injury.

WR | Reche Caldwell | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams WR Reche Caldwell has come on strong after a slow start to training camp.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Josh Ellis, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens did not participate in the afternoon practice Wednesday, Aug. 13. No reason was given why Owens did not take part, though he was on the sidelines.


Tight End

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports New Orleans Saints TE Jeremy Shockey (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, because of a hamstring injury.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow (hamstring) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

TE | Martin Rucker | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns TE Martin Rucker (knee) underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Thursday, Aug. 14. Head coach Romeo Crennel said, "He'll start his rehab and try to get back on the field as soon as possible."

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 Thursday, Aug. 14.

TE | Daniel Wilcox | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Daniel Wilcox (foot) missed the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 14.


Place Kicker

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli said PK Jason Hanson (thigh) will not play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17.

PK | Lawrence Tynes | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Tom Rock, of Newsday, reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 18, because of a left knee injury.

PK | Rob Bironas | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans PK Rob Bironas (groin) kicked a soccer ball during practice Thursday, Aug. 14. "It's my first day back kicking anything, so I'm just taking it one day at a time. When [head coach Jeff Fisher] tells me I'm good to go, I'll be out there," Bironas said. He may begin kicking a football next week.

PK | Stephen Gostkowski | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski hit all seven of his field goal attempts during practice Thursday, Aug. 14. Gostkowski has had a solid training camp for the team.

PK | Sebastian Janikowski | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Corkran, of the San Jose Mercury News, reports Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski (leg) will not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, because of a leg injury.


Defensive Line

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) left the team's evening practice early Friday, Aug.15, because of a sore knee.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts DE Dwight Freeney (foot) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, because of a foot injury.

DL | Jovan Haye | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Jovan Haye (groin) will not play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17. He could return early next week.

DL | Dewayne Robertson | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said DT Dewayne Robertson will only play 10-12 snaps during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

DL | Cory Redding | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli said DT Cory Redding (groin) will play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17.

DL | Kelly Gregg | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens DT Kelly Gregg (knee) missed the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

DL | Shaun Ellis | New York Jets | Injury News
The Bergen Record reports New York Jets DE Shaun Ellis (hand) missed the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 14. He is unlikely to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
J. Michael Moore, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (ankle) is improving.

DL | Luis A. Castillo | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Casey Pearce, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers DL Luis A. Castillo (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 13.

DL | Hollis Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
The Associated Press reports the New Orleans Saints may consider placing DT Hollis Thomas (triceps) on Injured Reserve.

DL | Darnell Dockett | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Darnell Dockett (pectoral) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, because of a mild pectoral strain. He will miss a week but the injury is not considered to be serious.

DL | Johnny Jolly | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DL Johnny Jolly (hip) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 13.

DL | Justin Harrell | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DL Justin Harrell (back) is making progress, though there is no timetable for his training camp debut.

DL | Vonnie Holliday | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins DL Vonnie Holliday (hamstring) rode a stationary bike during morning practice Thursday, Aug. 14.


Linebacker

LB | Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka (groin) missed the team's evening practice Friday, Aug. 15.

LB | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Josh Ellis, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys LB Anthony Spencer (bone bruise) missed the team's afternoon practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

LB | Adalius Thomas | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots LB Adalius Thomas (undisclosed) participated in practice Friday, Aug. 15. He missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 13, and Thursday, Aug. 14.

LB | Ernie Sims | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli said LB Ernie Sims (knee) will play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17.

LB | Danny Clark | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tom Rock, of Newsday, reports New York Giants LB Danny Clark worked at weakside linebacker with the first-team defense Friday, Aug. 15.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (knee) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

LB | Tyjuan Hagler | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Mike Chappell, of The Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts LB Tyjuan Hagler (pectoral) is expected to be out of the lineup until at least October with a pectoral injury.

LB | Antwan Peek | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns LB Antwan Peek (knee) missed the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

LB | Rocky McIntosh | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason Reid, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins LB Rocky McIntosh (knee) will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16. Head coach Jim Zorn says McIntosh likely will play very little, possibly just four or five plays.

LB | David Thornton | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans LB Stephen Tulloch is expected to start at outside linebacker in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, in place of LB David Thornton (shoulder).

LB | Angelo Crowell | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills LB Angelo Crowell (knee) should dress for the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 14.

LB | Kevin Burnett | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys LB Kevin Burnett (knee) will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery Friday, Aug. 15, according to sources. His availability for Week 1 is uncertain. Burnett said on his blog that he is OK and plans to update his status after the team's second practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

LB | Edgerton Hartwell | Free Agent | Transaction
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports the Oakland Raiders have released LB Edgerton Hartwell.

LB | Joey Porter | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter (back, ankle) participated in morning practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

LB | A.J. Hawk | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers LB A.J. Hawk (chest) sat out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 13, and will miss the team's game Saturday, Aug. 16. Head coach Mike McCarthy does not know when Hawk will return.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (neck) admitted being a little hesitant in his first real action Thursday, Aug. 7, since undergoing neck surgery. "I was skeptical about contact because I hadn't tackled anybody," Urlacher said. "I was anxious to get the first hit. I kind of dived in late, but I did lead with my head." Urlacher expects to be more aggressive Saturday, Aug. 16, now that his first game is out of the way.


Cornerback

CB | R.W. McQuarters | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants CB R.W. McQuarters (hip) missed the team's evening practice Friday, Aug. 15.

CB | Sam Madison | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants CB Sam Madison (sports hernia) missed the team's evening practice Friday, Aug. 15.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Josh Ellis, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) missed the team's afternoon practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

CB | Fernando Bryant | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots CB Fernando Bryant (arm) suffered a left arm injury during practice Friday, Aug. 15. He did not return to practice.

CB | Jason Webster | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots CB Jason Webster (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 15.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
The Nashville Tennessean reports Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha (foot) is questionable for the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 15.

CB | Cortland Finnegan | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans have agreed to a two-year contract extension with CB Cortland Finnegan that runs through the 2011 season. The contract will be worth roughly $17 million over four years with $6.5 million in guarantees. He will also receive a $6 million signing bonus and a $500,000 base salary in 2008.

CB | Antonio Cromartie | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers CB Antonio Cromartie (ankle) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

CB | Carlos Rogers | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason Reid, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins CB Carlos Rogers (knee) will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16. Head coach Jim Zorn says Rogers likely will only see time very early in the game.

CB | Nick Harper | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans CB Eric King will start in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, in place of CB Nick Harper (concussion).

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts CB Kelvin Hayden (heel) suffered a bruised right heel Thursday, Aug. 14.

CB | Anwar Phillips | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agency News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports the Baltimore Ravens signed free-agent CB Anwar Phillips (Ravens). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CB | Chris McAlister | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Chris McAlister (knee) only participated in individual drills Thursday, Aug. 14.

CB | Fabian Washington | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Fabian Washington (neck) only participated in individual drills Thursday, Aug. 14. He was able to practice in the afternoon session.

CB | Samari Rolle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Samari Rolle (leg) only participated in individual drills Thursday, Aug. 14.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said CB Asante Samuel (back) had his back tighten up during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 14. He was removed from the game as a precautionary reason.

CB | Deshea Townsend | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Pittsburgh Steelers CB Deshea Townsend (groin) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 14.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee (ankle) should dress for the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 14.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Steve Corkran, of the San Jose Mercury News, reports Oakland Raiders CB DeAngelo Hall (hand) is expected to play little, if at all, in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 15.

CB | Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) likely will be limited during practice Thursday, Aug. 14, but is scheduled to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (back) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 13. Harris did not play in the team's game Monday, Aug. 11.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Josh Ellis, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 13, because of a hamstring injury.


Strong Safety

SS | Rodney Harrison | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots SS Rodney Harrison (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 15.

SS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason Reid, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins SS LaRon Landry (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16. However, head coach Jim Zorn said Landry is coming around, just not as fast as they were hoping.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (hamstring) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 14.

SS | Donte Whitner | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills SS Donte Whitner (ankle) should dress for the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 14.


Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (shoulder) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, because of a shoulder injury.

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens S Ed Reed (shoulder) was held out of practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

FS | John Lynch | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit
FOX Sports reports New England Patriots S John Lynch is expected to play both safety and linebacker in the Patriots' 3-4 defensive scheme.

FS | Madieu Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Don Seeholzer, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings FS Madieu Williams (neck) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

FS | Antrel Rolle | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals FS Antrel Rolle (ankle) has been ruled out for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, because of an ankle injury.

FS | Brandon McGowan | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears FS Brandon McGowan (ankle) was on the field, but he did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 13. He is not expected to play Saturday, Aug. 16.

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