NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on August 18, 2008 @ 14:20:13 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
J. Michael Moore, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan will start Friday, Aug. 22, against the Tennessee Titans.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (back) fully participated in practice Monday, Aug. 18. He said he will be able to play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 25.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said QB Tarvaris Jackson (knee) participated in individual drills and did some throwing during practice Monday, Aug. 18, but did not do any team work. Childress said Jackson is preparing to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

QB | Jon Kitna | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Mike O'Hara, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions QB Jon Kitna has compiled a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating over the first two preseason games. Kitna completed all three of his passes for 76 yards and one touchdown Sunday, Aug. 17.

QB | Kyle Orton | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears QB Kyle Orton has been named the starting quarterback for the season.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy said QB Peyton Manning (knee) could begin practicing next week.

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger (shoulder) has thrown for 85 yards on just 10-for-23 passing with three interceptions so far this preseason.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Porter, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (leg) discussed his leg injury during a local radio interview Monday, Aug. 18. Although he didn't give details, Brady said the current injury he has is not the same ankle injury that he had during the Super Bowl. "Same side of the body, and same leg, but not the same injury," Brady said. He said it also wasn't related to an Aug. 2 bump during practice, when RB Sammy Morris accidentally kicked him during a drill. "I spent some time this weekend getting treatment on it, and hoping that it responds quickly like it usually does," Brady said. "The key is not to go out there and aggravate anything when I'm not ready to go. Obviously I'd love to be out there with my teammates, but Coach made the decision that that's not the smartest thing to do right now." Brady was unsure about his status for the team's third preseason game.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer struggled Sunday, Aug. 17, against the Detroit Lions. He went 6-for-13 for 50 yards and an interception. In two preseason games, Palmer has hit 50 percent of his passes for 83 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jeff Garcia (calf) missed another preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17, with a strained right calf.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was indecisive in the pocket Saturday, Aug. 16. He was sacked four times in the game and knocked down three others. Rodgers wasn't helped by two key drops during the game, but he also took some risks and hesitated a lot.

QB | J.T. O'Sullivan | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Daniel Brown, of the San Jose Mercury News, reports San Francisco 49ers QB J.T. O'Sullivan is looking more and more like the starting quarterback of the 49ers. He went 8-for-17 Saturday, Aug. 16, throwing for 154 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Head coach Mike Nolan wouldn't tip his hat after the game, noting he would need to look at the film.

QB | Jay Cutler | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos QB Jay Cutler was 16-for-20 for 178 yards with a touchdown during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

QB | Rex Grossman | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears QB Rex Grossman was 9-for-15 for 74 yards with one interception during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart was 7-for-11 for 62 yards with a touchdown pass during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was 12-for-17 for 147 yards for two touchdowns during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub was 14-for-16 for 187 yards for two touchdowns during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard was 7-for-14 for 63 yards in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16. Garrard overthrew several receivers, including one pass which would have gone for a touchdown.

QB | Chad Pennington | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins QB Chad Pennington was 5-for-6 for 55 yards in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16. Pennington led the team to two scoring drives.

QB | Jason Campbell | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell was 4-for-10 for 28 passing yards n the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell is struggling to build a rapport with WR Javon Walker. Walker is the team's No. 1 receiver but has not caught a single pass in two preseason games. Head coach Lane Kiffin said there have been a couple of passes thrown to Walker they would have liked to have seen him catch. "At the end of everything, all that matters is how do you perform on game day. For him not to make those plays or the first game there was a fade that we throw to him that he didn't go up and get. That's discouraging because he was paid an awful lot of money, paid like one of the top five receivers in the NFL. We need him to make those plays," Kiffin said.

QB | Troy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports if Baltimore Ravens QB Troy Smith can deliver an offensive spark in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, he could take the lead in the team's quarterback competition. Smith will start for the Ravens in the contest.

QB | Alex D. Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers QB Alex D. Smith has worked mostly with the second-team offense during training camp.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young was 4-for-13 against the Oakland Raiders Friday, Aug. 15. He threw for just 37 yards and left after five series of play.


Running Back

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 Monday, Aug. 18.

RB | Marcel Shipp | Houston Texans | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Associated Press reports the Houston Texans have signed free-agent RB Marcel Shipp (Cardinals). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Mike O'Hara, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith started the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17.

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Steve Slaton will see time with the first-team offense during the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22. Kubiak wants Slaton to face a 3-4 defense in order to get ready for Week 1 when they play the Pittsburgh Steelers.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Andy Kent, of MiamiDolphins.com, reports Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown (knee, thumb) will not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 18, because of a sprained thumb, according to head coach Tony Sparano.

RB | Ladell Betts | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (knee) suffered a minor knee strain Saturday, Aug. 16. Betts may miss practice this week and could rest against the Carolina Panthers Saturday, Aug. 23. However, it is not expected to affect his status for the regular season.

RB | Tatum Bell | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Tatum Bell struggled again in preseason play Sunday, Aug. 17. He rushed five times for 9 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals.

RB | Chris Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Chris Perry started for the team Sunday, Aug. 17, against the Detroit Lions. He rushed seven times for 23 yards during the game. He also had one reception for negative-5 yards.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPN.com reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) did not play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17. He was slowed by hamstring problems last season and has now missed two preseason games due to a sore hamstring.

RB | Kenny Watson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Chick Ludwig, of the Dayton Daily News, reports the Cincinnati Bengals will use a running back-by-committee approach in 2008. RBs Rudi Johnson, Chris Perry and Kenny Watson will all share snaps.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (knee) remains the starting running back, despite RB Ray Rice's strong showing Saturday, Aug. 16. Head coach John Harbaugh said, "When Willis is healthy and ready to go, he's our starter, but both those guys will play. But he played like a starter, if that's what you're asking. No question about it."

RB | Ricky Williams | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams looks more explosive, more comfortable and healthier than RB Ronnie Brown (knee, thumb) so far in the preseason. Williams has 74 yards on 15 carries while Brown, who has dealt with some knee soreness during training camp, has 6 yards on five carries. The Dolphins are trying to determine which one of their backs is the starter, and which back is the come off the bench relief specialist.

RB | Deuce McAllister | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister (knees) returned to the field Saturday, Aug. 16, against the Houston Texans. He thought he played average at best, but said he had to start somewhere. "I will take a few 4-yard carries like I had tonight," McAllister said. "I ran with some toughness. ... I've had to stay patient through the whole process and I'm still trying to make all the effort over the last year pay off." He had four carries for 16 yards and two receptions for 10 yards during the game.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson had 14 carries for 61 yards during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner had four carries for 113 yards during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had eight carries for 30 yards in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16. He also caught one pass for 22 receiving yards.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson continues to hold out. He missed all of training camp because he is looking for a new contract. Head coach Scott Linehan said he knows there have been some talks between the Rams and Jackson but did not know the extent of the progress made. "I know it's moving along," Linehan said. "Whatever that means, it sounds positive to me."

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders rookie RB Darren McFadden rushed six times for 44 yards Friday, Aug. 15, against the Tennessee Titans. He had a 26-yard run during the game. He had one reception for an additional five yards.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans rookie RB Chris Johnson showed signs of being a rookie Friday, Aug. 15, against the Oakland Raiders. He dropped two passes that hit him in the hands. He rushed eight times for 46 yards during the game.

RB | LenDale White | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB LenDale White rushed eight times for 39 yards and had one reception for one yard Friday, Aug. 15, against the Oakland Raiders.

RB | Andre Hall | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos RB Andre Hall will share snaps with RB Selvin Young in the Broncos running game during 2008. Hall made it sound like there is no clear-cut primary back. "We're going to keep fighting. It might be Selvin one week. It might be me. Who knows, one week it might be (Michael) Pittman. We'll just keep fighting week to week," Hall said.

RB | DeShawn Wynn | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Mike Spofford, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers RB DeShawn Wynn (ankle) missed the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 14, and he is unlikely to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Spofford, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (hamstring) missed the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 14, and he is unlikely to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.


Wide Receiver

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (foot) will not play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 18.

WR | Joe Horn | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons WR Joe Horn appeared to aggravate a right hamstring injury in warmups Saturday, Aug. 16.

WR | Chad Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
John Clayton, of ESPN, reports doctors are not overly concerned with Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson's (shoulder) shoulder subluxation. He is expected to miss the next two preseason games but should be ready for Week 1.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Updating previous reports, Tim MacMahon, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips said WR Miles Austin (knee) will be out four to six weeks with a sprained MCL in his right knee.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said WR Reggie Brown (hamstring) will not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 18. Reid said he believes Brown is betting better.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) is scheduled to return to practice by midweek, according to head coach Jim Zorn. It is possible that he will return to play in the team's game Saturday, Aug. 23.

WR | Andre Caldwell | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Andre Caldwell (toe) left on crutches and in a walking boot following the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17, with what he said was a toe injury.

WR | James Hardy | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills rookie WR James Hardy (hamstring) aggravated his previous hamstring injury Saturday, Aug. 16, and did not practice Sunday, Aug. 17. He will probably miss a few days of action because of the injury.

WR | Josh Reed | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills WR Josh Reed (back) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 17. He had missed time with a lower back injury. Reed said his injury problems were not related to offseason back surgery.

WR | Lavelle Hawkins | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans WR Lavelle Hawkins (ankle) is sporting a walking boot due to a left ankle injury. An MRI showed just a sprain but he will probably miss the team's next preseason game due to the injury.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson hauled in three passes for 76 yards and a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Aug. 17.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss made his preseason debut Sunday, Aug. 17, and caught two passes for 25 yards.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPN.com reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (hamstring) did not play Sunday, Aug. 17. It was his second missed preseason game due to a sore hamstring.

WR | Steven Smith | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR Steven Smith (hamstring) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 18.

WR | Amani Toomer | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR Amani Toomer (knee) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 18.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 18.

WR | Santonio Holmes | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Santonio Holmes will return a punt or two in the team's next preseason game. The team has been reluctant to use him on return teams because he is one of their top playmakers and they have wanted him to focus on the receiver position.

WR | Ernest Wilford | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Hays Carlyon, of the Times-Union, reports Miami Dolphins WR Ernest Wilford did not play in the first half of the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16. Four passes were thrown his way during the second half and he caught two of them. Wilford has reportedly dropped down the depth chart. "It's still early," Wilford said. "It's still the preseason. I'm not worried. I know I can make plays to help us win."

WR | Joey Galloway | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers expected WR Joey Galloway (groin) to practice weeks ago. The team still expects him back for the start of the regular season.

WR | Antonio Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden said WR Antonio Bryant may be the most talented receiver he has coached since joining the Buccaneers.

WR | Javon Walker | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell is struggling to build a rapport with WR Javon Walker. Walker is the team's No. 1 receiver but has not caught a single pass in two preseason games. Head coach Lane Kiffin said there have been a couple of passes thrown to Walker they would have liked to have seen him catch. "At the end of everything, all that matters is how do you perform on game day. For him not to make those plays or the first game there was a fade that we throw to him that he didn't go up and get. That's discouraging because he was paid an awful lot of money, paid like one of the top five receivers in the NFL. We need him to make those plays," Kiffin said.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall has formally appealed his three-game suspension. A date for an appeal hearing has not been set, but it is expected before the season-opening week.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (concussion) returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 16.

WR | Muhsin Muhammad | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Muhsin Muhammad (ribs) was not able to practice Saturday, Aug. 16. He suffered bruised ribs during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 14. Head coach John Fox did not give a timetable for his return.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (knee) is expected to miss the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Mike Spofford, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (knee) missed the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 14, and he is unlikely to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.


Tight End

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (calf) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 18.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (toe) ran about 20 routes of various types Saturday, Aug. 16. He came in and out of his breaks very well and walked off the field without a limp. "I'll tell you what, it's starting to feel close to normal," Gates said. "It still gets sore, but the difference is I can go out and do some things."

TE | Randy McMichael | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger said he thinks the team will be able to use TE Randy McMichael more in the offense this year. "He can get down the middle of the field," Bulger said. "We don't want to show too much, but I think he is going to have a great year."


Place Kicker

PK | Lawrence Tynes | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Mike Garofalo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (knee) will not play Monday, Aug. 18.


Defensive Line

DL | Shaun Rogers | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns DL Shaun Rogers (soreness) will not play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 18.

DL | Kelly Gregg | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens DT Kelly Gregg (knee) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 18.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens DL Haloti Ngata (knee) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 18.

DL | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs signed his one-year, $8.47 million tender and participated in practice Monday, Aug. 18. He will play about 15 snaps in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

DL | Chris Canty | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Brian Davis, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys DE Chris Canty (gluteus) suffered a bruised gluteus muscle in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts DE Robert Mathis (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

DL | Orpheus Roye | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agency News
James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free-agent DL Orpheus Roye (Browns) to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Chris Clemons | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said DE Chris Clemons (calf) did not practice Saturday, Aug. 16. He is day-to-day.

DL | Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Mike Spofford, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee) missed the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 14, and he is unlikely to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.


Linebacker

LB | Kevin Burnett | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Tim MacMahon, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips said LB Kevin Burnett (knee) is expected to be ready for the season opener after getting his left knee scoped.

LB | Angelo Crowell | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Allen Wilson, of The Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills LB Angelo Crowell (knee) participated in practice Sunday, Aug. 17.

LB | Keith Bulluck | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans LB Keith Bulluck (calf) did not practice Sunday, Aug. 17, and the team does not know if he will be able to play in their preseason game versus the Atlanta Falcons.

LB | Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka (groin) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 18.

LB | Larry Foote | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Scott Brown, of the Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers LB Larry Foote appears to still be the front-runner to start at right inside linebacker despite being pushed by LB Lawrence Timmons, who has had a strong training camp.


Cornerback

CB | Samari Rolle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens CB Samari Rolle (leg) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 18.

CB | Chris McAlister | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens CB Chris McAlister (knee) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 18.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Tim MacMahon, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips said CB Terence Newman (groin) probably will be able to practice this week and may be able to play in the team's final preseason game.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha (foot) participated in practice Sunday, Aug. 17. He did take some reps off.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders CB DeAngelo Hall (hand) participated in practice Sunday, Aug. 17.

CB | Ken Lucas | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers CB Ken Lucas (nose) practiced Saturday, Aug. 16. It was the first time he returned to action since suffering a nose injury when WR Steve Smith punched him earlier in training camp. The two faced off during practice... this time, however, no punches were thrown. Head coach John Fox would not say if Lucas will play in the team's next preseason game.


Strong Safety

SS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins FS LaRon Landry (hamstring) is considered day-to-day. Head coach Jim Zorn is hoping Landry will play this sometime this week.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers S Troy Polamalu (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list and begin practicing Tuesday, Aug. 19. Polamalu missed all of training camp. He may even see a little preseason action against the Minnesota Vikings.


Free Safety

FS | Michael Huff | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders FS Michael Huff (ankle) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 17, because of sore ankle.

FS | Brandon Meriweather | New England Patriots | Injury News
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots S Brandon Meriweather (leg) suffered a leg injury Sunday, Aug. 17, and left the game. He did not return.

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