NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on August 25, 2008 @ 14:39:15 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Rick Alonzo, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (knee) was limited during practice Monday, Aug. 25.

QB | Brett Favre | New York Jets | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini said he is not sure if QB Brett Favre will play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

QB | Chad Pennington | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano has named QB Chad Pennington the team's starting quarterback.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (knee) will be taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list and is expected to practice Tuesday, Aug. 26. "I think we'll ease him in and see how he practices and what he's able to do and we'll see from there," head coach Tony Dungy said. He is unlikely to play in the team's preseason finale.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Reiss, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (foot) was present during the media-access portion of practice Monday, Aug. 25. He did some running and dropped back lightly while throwing to receivers.

QB | Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit, Breaking News, Fantasy
The Sports Network reports Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan will be the starter for the team's Week 1 game versus the Detroit Lions, according to the Falcons' official Web site.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals announced QB Carson Palmer (nose) underwent a brief procedure for treatment on the nose injury he suffered Saturday, Aug. 23. Head coach Marvin Lewis said the injury would not affect Palmer's readiness for the start of the regular season. He is listed as questionable for the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

QB | Kurt Warner | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Chris Mortensen, of ESPN.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner is expected to be named the team's starting quarterback, according to a team source. QB Matt Leinart's poor performance Saturday, Aug. 23, probably sealed the decision. The source said Leinart's performance in training camp has been uneven, and the team has concerns about his arm strength and accuracy.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jeff Garcia (calf) went 11-of-18 for 79 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Head coach Jon Gruden was not concerned with his shaky preseason debut. "He's going to be fine," Gruden said. Garcia said it was a tough start for him and he has a lot of rust he needs to shake off.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the New Orleans Saints were smooth offensively during their preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Cincinnati Bengals. QB Drew Brees hit 14-of-22 passes for 199 yards and one touchdown. He did not play in the second half of the game.

QB | Brodie Croyle | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle failed to lead the team on a scoring drive Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Miami Dolphins. He went 12-of-21 for 110 yards and tossed an interception. He also lost a fumble, which lead to a Miami scoring drive.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme (elbow) was sharp Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Washington Redskins. He went 11-of-19 for 159 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Delhomme saw his most extensive time of the preseason in his continued return from elbow surgery.

QB | Jason Campbell | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell and the Redskins' offense were sub-par for a second consecutive preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Carolina Panthers. Campbell was 6-of-10 for just 39 yards. He held onto the football too long and was sacked four times. Of the eight series the first string offense played, they had five three-and-outs and two turnovers.

QB | Troy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens QB Troy Smith (illness) did not play Saturday, Aug. 23, versus the St. Louis Rams due to an illness. Had he played, there was the chance he could have locked up the team's starting quarterback duties. Head coach John Harbaugh said Smith just couldn't do anything and his being sick pushes the team back. He noted the team is still looking to make a decision on their starting quarterback.

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger finally got back in the swing of things after a rough preseason. Against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Aug. 23, Bulger was 18-of-25 for 182 yards with two touchdown passes. In his first two preseason games, he went 10-of-23 for 85 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions. He said the team is adding more and more to their offense and he feels the players are starting to get it.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens rookie QB Joe Flacco played the entire preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, against the St. Louis Rams. Flacco, the team's third-string quarterback, hit 18-of-37 passes for 152 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. He really did not generate anything until the second half of the game. Flacco said it was a great learning experience but there are things he wished he had done better.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell went 14-of-28 for 140 yards and one interception Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Arizona Cardinals in preseason action.

QB | Brady Quinn | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns QB Brady Quinn said he completely took the burden for losing to the Detroit Lions 26-6 Saturday, Aug. 23. He went 14-of-24 for 106 yards. He did not have a pass longer than 16 yards. "I didn't execute and I didn't get in a rhythm to let the team drive down the field," Quinn said.

QB | Derek Anderson | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson (concussion) did not play Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Detroit Lions.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (back) will not play during the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 25, according to head coach Mike Holmgren. QB Charlie Frye will start the game.

QB | Jay Cutler | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos QB Jay Cutler was 6-for-13 for 115 yards with two touchdown passes during the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was 18-for-22 for 193 yards with a touchdown during the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22. Rodgers also ran three times for five yards, including a one-yard sneak for a touchdown.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub was 15-for-27 for 166 yards with a touchdown during the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo was 15-for-19 for 166 yards with a touchdown and an interception during the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young was 9-for-18 for 102 yards with an interception Friday, Aug. 22. Young had three carries for 17 yards in the game.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb was 13-for-17 for 180 yards with a touchdown pass during the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.


Running Back

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said he has not decided if RB Steven Jackson will play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

RB | Chris Brown | Houston Texans | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans RB Chris Brown (back) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 25. He is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

RB | Ahman Green | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans RB Ahman Green (groin) worked out Monday, Aug. 25. He is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, but is expected to be ready for Week 1.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 25, He said he will play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Nick Fierro, of The Trenton Times, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook finished with a game-high 39 rushing yards and nine carries Friday, Aug. 22.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports the Carolina Panthers may alternate their running backs every series. RBs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart swapped possessions with the starting offensive line Saturday, Aug. 23.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports the Carolina Panthers may alternate their running backs every series. RBs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart swapped possessions with the starting offensive line Saturday, Aug. 23.

RB | Kevin Jones | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears RB Kevin Jones has passed every test in his return from surgery to repair a torn ACL. The team's plan was to keep Jones if he was healthy. Jones played in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21, and was on the field for five plays.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle Saturday, Aug. 23, and did not return. Head coach Jack Del Rio said Jones-Drew is OK. "He would keep going if we let him," Del Rio noted. He finished the game with one carry for negative-4 yards.

RB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Earnest Graham was held in check Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He rushed five times for just 7 yards and caught three passes for 15 yards. He also lost a fumble during the game.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (thigh) suffered a bruised thigh Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Cincinnati Bengals. He left the game in the first half and did not return. Bush, however, was walking around fine following the game and the injury is not believed to be serious. "He's fine," said head coach Sean Payton. Bush had two rushes for 6 yards and did not catch a pass in the game.

RB | Deuce McAllister | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister (knees) saw more action Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Cincinnati Bengals. McAllister rushed six times for 9 yards. He also had one reception for 7 yards.

RB | Chris Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Chris Perry had 12 rushes for a team-high 36 yards during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, against the New Orleans Saints. He also caught four passes for 22 yards.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas had a team-high 46 yards rushing against the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, Aug. 23. He also caught four passes for 35 yards during the game.

RB | Ricky Williams | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams continued to show flashes of the player who won the league's rushing title in 2002. He had 47 yards rushing Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Kansas City Chiefs and chipped in two receptions for 8 yards in one half of play. Williams said he feels the team is starting to believe in what they are doing.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown (thumb, knee) did not play Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Kansas City Chiefs due to a strained right thumb. He had played sparingly in the team's previous preseason games.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson wasn't able to get into the open field Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Miami Dolphins. He was stuffed 2 yards short of the end zone on the team's opening drive of the second half. Johnson finished the game with 13 attempts for 36 yards, which included a 13-yard run. He also had one reception for 2 yards.

RB | Jalen Parmele | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins rookie RB Jalen Parmele had a team-high 88 yards rushing Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Kansas City Chiefs. He carried the ball just seven times and also scored a touchdown.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 21 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries versus the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday, Aug. 23. He also chipped in three receptions for 11 yards.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie RB Rashard Mendenhall rushed 15 times for 79 yards Saturday, Aug. 23, versus the Minnesota Vikings. He also caught two passes for 15 yards. Mendenhall, however, also fumbled two times during the game, losing both of them. According to The Associated Press, Mendenhall said the fumbles never should have happened. "This league isn't easy," he said. "It's hard being young in this league, and coach knows that. He just wants to encourage me and remind me that this is the time to get better."

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis returned to action Saturday, Aug. 23, in preseason play versus the Carolina Panthers. He took the previous game off. Portis rushed eight times for 32 yards.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders rookie RB Darren McFadden rushed 12 times for 40 yards during the team's preseason game versus the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 23, with a long of 8 yards. He also caught two passes for another 7 yards during the game.

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions rookie RB Kevin Smith got off to a slow start Saturday, Aug. 23. His first nine carries yielded just 10 rushing yards. However, his next carry turned into a 35-yard touchdown run. He finished the game with 10 carries for 45 yards. Smith is competing for the team's starting running back duties. He also had one reception for negative-6 yards.

RB | Tatum Bell | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Tatum Bell was relatively invisible again in the team's third preseason game. He carried the ball four times and managed just 9 yards during the game. He chipped in another 12 yards receiving on two receptions.

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Megan Manfull and John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, report Houston Texans RBs Chris Taylor and rookie Steve Slaton impressed head coach Gary Kubiak Friday, Aug. 22. Taylor started for the team against the Dallas Cowboys and carried the ball 11 times for 47 yards. Slaton, who also got work with the first-string offense, chipped in 44 yards on 10 carries. "I thought both of them ran well," Kubiak said. "That's the best they've looked in preseason. This was a big opportunity for Chris, and he did a good job."

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Mac Engel, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber III had three carries of at least 10 yards Friday, Aug. 22, against the Houston Texans. He rushed 13 times for 75 yards in the game, while scoring on a 1-yard run. Barber also had two receptions for 9 yards. He played in the entire first half.

RB | Sammy Morris | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald, reports the New England Patriots failed to have a running game again Friday, Aug. 22, during preseason action. RB Laurence Maroney managed just 18 yards on five carries while Sammy Morris contributed 24 yards on five carries.

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald, reports the New England Patriots failed to have a running game again Friday, Aug. 22, during preseason action. RB Laurence Maroney managed just 18 yards on five carries while Sammy Morris contributed 24 yards on five carries.

RB | LaMont Jordan | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Christopher L. Gasper, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots RB LaMont Jordan did not play versus the Philadelphia Eagles Friday, Aug. 22.

RB | Ryan Torain | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Ryan Torain (elbow) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.


Fullback

FB | Chris Taylor | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Megan Manfull and John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, report Houston Texans RBs Chris Taylor and rookie Steve Slaton impressed head coach Gary Kubiak Friday, Aug. 22. Taylor started for the team against the Dallas Cowboys and carried the ball 11 times for 47 yards. Slaton, who also got work with the first-string offense, chipped in 44 yards on 10 carries. "I thought both of them ran well," Kubiak said. "That's the best they've looked in preseason. This was a big opportunity for Chris, and he did a good job."


Wide Receiver

WR | Drew Bennett | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said WR Drew Bennett (hip) has a hip flexor injury and is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

WR | Antonio Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden said the team may rest WR Antonio Bryant (knee) and keep him out of their preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

WR | Michael Clayton | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton (chest) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 25. He may be able to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

WR | Michael Jenkins | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons WR Michael Jenkins has taken over the starting job from WR Laurent Robinson.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons WR Michael Jenkins has taken over the starting job from WR Laurent Robinson.

WR | Joey Galloway | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Joey Galloway (groin) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 25.

WR | Andre Caldwell | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Andre Caldwell (foot) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 25.

WR | Chad Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
John Clayton, of ESPN, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson (shoulder) has a partially torn labrum. He will wear a harness, and it does not appear he will need surgery.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 25.

WR | Bryant Johnson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan has acknowledged WR Bryant Johnson's (hamstring) absence from practice may hurt his chances of starting Week 1.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Eric Boland, of Newsday.com, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (leg) fully participated during the media-access portion of practice Monday, Aug. 25.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Reiss, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (rib) was not present during the media-access portion of practice Monday, Aug. 25.

WR | James Jones | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Jason Wilde, of the Wisconsin State Journal, reports Green Bay Packers WR James Jones (knee) could miss the season opener with a sprained knee. The injury was initially believed to be a bruise, but further tests showed a sprain, head coach Mike McCarthy said. Jones will not play in the preseason finale.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Hackett (toe) warmed up with the team before their preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23. He did not play in the game, but head coach John Fox said he expects Hackett to practice Monday, Aug. 25.

WR | Roydell Williams | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Gary Estwick, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Roydell Williams (ankle) is still dealing with his ankle injury. He made little progress in limited action during the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22, and went without a catch. Head coach Jeff Fisher said Williams' health is the team's only gripe with him. Williams has admitted he expects the ankle to bother him all year.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall is looking to have his three-game suspension reduced to one game. Marshall can get the suspension reduced to two games by keeping regular communications with a league-appointed counselor and he can't have anymore run-ins with police. Marshall's lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, will travel to New York some time this week for their official appeal hearing with league officials to have Marshall's suspension reduced to one game. Marshall's suspension is scheduled to start Saturday, Aug. 23.

WR | Jerry Porter | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jim Nasella, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jerry Porter (hamstring) missed the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

WR | Drew Carter | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Updating a previous item, Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders WR Drew Carter (knee) is out for the 2008 season after suffering a torn ACL Saturday, Aug. 23.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) did not play Saturday, Aug. 23, due to ongoing ankle problems.

WR | Reche Caldwell | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said WR Reche Caldwell (knee) was rolled up on and he believes Caldwell suffered a sprained left knee Saturday, Aug. 23.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith hauled in four passes for 60 yards and a touchdown Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Washington Redskins.

WR | Chris Henry | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chris Henry, who was recently brought back on board by the team, did not play during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, against the New Orleans Saints. There were banners expressing frustration with the team's decision to re-sign him in the crowd. However, some of the negative ones were taken down before the end of the first quarter.

WR | Robert Meachem | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem continued his strong preseason showing Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Cincinnati Bengals. He had four receptions for 71 yards with a long of 54 yards. He also had one rushing attempt for 13 yards.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins WR Ted Ginn Jr. had three receptions for 29 yards Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Kansas City Chiefs. He also had a 59-yard punt return for a touchdown during the game. Ginn said last year was a learning experience for him and now he is able to just go out and play football.

WR | Muhsin Muhammad | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Muhsin Muhammad (ribs) did not dress for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, versus the Washington Redskins.

WR | Javon Walker | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker finally showed up in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Arizona Cardinals. He caught four passes for 60 yards with a long of 27.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (heel) did not play Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Detroit Lions.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings WR Bernard Berrian (toe) was held out of the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice (virus) was held out of the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull and John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, report Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (groin) made his preseason debut Friday, Aug. 22. He played until midway through the second quarter without catching a pass. Johnson has not practiced much the last few weeks so his timing was off. The positive, however, was that he did not suffer any setbacks with his previous groin injury.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Phillip B. Wilson, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison (knee) ranks third on the team with five receptions this preseason.

WR | Andre' Davis | Houston Texans | Injury News
CBS Sports reports Houston Texans WR Andre' Davis (undisclosed) was shaken up on the opening kickoff in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22, but was able to return to the game.


Tight End

TE | Benjamin Watson | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Reiss, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (undisclosed) was not present during the media-access portion of practice Monday, Aug. 25.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the New Orleans Saints decided to keep TE Jeremy Shockey (leg) out of their preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23. They sat him out after pregame warm-ups. Head coach Sean Payton said Shockey had a good pregame, but the team wanted to be cautious with him. "I'm excited about where he's at right now, but I held him back. We didn't want to go through the scenario of having him setback."

TE | Anthony Fasano | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins TE Anthony Fasano caught three passes for 30 yards and a touchdown Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Kansas City Chiefs.


Place Kicker

PK | Jay Feely | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Free Agency News, Fantasy
The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Chiefs have signed free-agent PK Jay Feely (Dolphins) to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

PK | Lawrence Tynes | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Tom Rock, of Newsday.com, reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (knee) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice Monday, Aug. 25.

PK | Rob Bironas | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Gary Estwick, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans PK Rob Bironas (groin) might not be ready until the start of the regular season. Head coach Jeff Fisher was not sure if Bironas would be available for the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson (hip) did not play Saturday, Aug. 23, versus the Cleveland Browns. Hanson, however, is expected to return soon from his hip injury.

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