NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on August 27, 2008 @ 16:28:05 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Kurt Warner | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner will start in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 29.

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

QB | Brady Quinn | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Steve King, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said QB Brady Quinn will play about a half in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

QB | Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan will start the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Parente, of Patriots Football Weekly, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (foot) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

QB | Trent Edwards | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Fantasy
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills QB Trent Edwards (thigh) was limited during practice Wednesday, Aug. 27. He only did individual position drills during practice. He is unlikely to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

QB | Kyle Boller | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Preston, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he has not started shopping for another quarterback and will not do anything until he receives a report on QB Kyle Boller (shoulder).

QB | Troy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
ESPN.com reports Baltimore Ravens QB Troy Smith (tonsillitis) is recovering from tonsillitis. The illness has left Smith dehydrated as he did not eat for four days. He is considered a game-time decision for the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

QB | Jason Campbell | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell (leg) took part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 26, but was sporting a heavily bandaged leg. Head coach Jim Zorn said Campbell suffered a gash on his leg and they simply had it all bandaged up to prevent infection.

QB | Jon Kitna | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert reports Detroit Lions QB Jon Kitna has been incredibly sharp during the preseason. He has hit 18 of 21 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns. He has a quarterback rating of 150.5.

QB | Derek Anderson | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve King, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson (concussion) took part in individual work of practice Tuesday, Aug. 26, before heading back inside to continue his rehabilitation. Head coach Romeo Crennel doubts Anderson will be able to play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said QB Carson Palmer (nose) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

QB | Trent Green | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit
St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said he plans to start QB Trent Green in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
Brett Martel, of the Associated Press, reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees probably will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.


Running Back

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Bob Gretz, of KCChiefs.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (shoulder) likely will see some playing time in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Charles Chandler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is being considered as a kickoff returner. Stewart finished his career at the University of Oregon with a school record 26.9 yards per return.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve King, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns RB Jamal Lewis (hamstring) will miss the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said trade talk surrounding RB Rudi Johnson is a rumor. Johnson said Tuesday, Aug. 26, he would not be surprised if he is traded.

RB | Chris Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said Tuesday, Aug. 26, that RB Rudi Johnson could earn the starting running back spot by showing "he's a better ballplayer" than RB Chris Perry during the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Andy Kent, of MiamiDolphins.com, reports Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown (thumb) practiced Tuesday, Aug. 26, without a cast on his left thumb. Head coach Tony Sparano said he would like to play Brown in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, if the doctors clear him.

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

RB | Cadillac Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced they have placed RB Cadillac Williams (knee) on the Reserve-Physically Unable to Perform list.

RB | Musa Smith | Free Agent | Transaction
The New York Jets have announced they have released RB Musa Smith.

RB | Darren Sproles | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Casey Pearce, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers RB Darren Sproles rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 25.

RB | Deuce McAllister | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Brett Martel, of the Associated Press, reports New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister (knees) will play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

RB | Ciatrick Fason | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Associated Press reports the Jacksonville Jaguars signed free-agent RB Ciatrick Fason (Vikings). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) will likely not play in the preseason finale.

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. 25.


Wide Receiver

WR | Will Franklin | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Bob Gretz, of KCChiefs.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Will Franklin (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and will miss two to four weeks.

WR | Josh Morgan | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of The Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Josh Morgan (illness) will not play Friday, Aug. 29.

WR | Chad Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said WR Chad Johnson (shoulder) will participate in practice Monday, Sept. 1.

WR | Joe Horn | Free Agent | Free Agency News
James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports free-agent WR Joe Horn (Falcons) said he would be interested in signing with the Cleveland Browns. "I would love to get with those young guys and help them win, because I know they are right at the next step of getting to the Super Bowl. I would love to be a part of Cleveland's organization and help them get to that next level," Horn said.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Continuing a previous storyline, The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall was in New York Tuesday, Aug. 26, trying to appeal his three-game suspension. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell previously indicated Marshall's suspension could drop to two games if he stayed out of trouble. Marshall and his attorney, however, want it reduced even further. Head coach Mike Shanahan said he was not aware of how the meeting went for Marshall.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert reports Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson has caught nine passes for 170 yards and a touchdown during the preseason. Of his nine receptions, four have been for at least 20 yards. Johnson said he believes if the team can be effective running the football in 2008 it will open more up for the receivers on the outside.

WR | Josh Cribbs | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Steve King, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns WR Josh Cribbs (ankle) will miss the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve King, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (foot) will miss the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28. Head coach Romeo Crennel said he hopes Edwards will be ready for the team's season opener.

WR | Bryant Johnson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Chrissy Mauck, of SF49ers.com, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Bryant Johnson (hamstring) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 26.

WR | James Hardy | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills WR James Hardy (hamstring) was limited to individual drills and some scout team work in practice Tuesday, Aug. 26. How he fares Wednesday, Aug. 27, could determine how much or even if he plays in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (hamstring) is expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

WR | Drew Bennett | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said he believes WR Drew Bennett (groin) will be able to return to practice by next week.

WR | David Tyree | New York Giants | Injury News, Transaction
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports the New York Giants have placed WR David Tyree (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 26. He will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, but is on track to start Week 1.

WR | Ashley Lelie | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Daniel Brown, of The Mercury News, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Ashley Lelie (calf) will play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 29. Lelie is on the bubble to make the final roster.

WR | Arnaz Battle | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Daniel Brown, of The Mercury News, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Arnaz Battle (hamstring) will make his preseason debut Friday, Aug. 29.

WR | Samie Parker | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Fantasy
Charles Chandler, of The Charlotte Observer, reports the Carolina Panthers have signed WR Samie Parker (Broncos).

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports the Cleveland Browns have placed WR Joe Jurevicius (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

WR | Kevin Curtis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said WR Kevin Curtis (hernia) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said WR Reggie Brown (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Casey Pearce, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson caught three passes for 84 yards in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 25. It was the first game Jackson has played in this preseason.

WR | Demetrius Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
WNST Sports Radio reports Baltimore Ravens WR Demetrius Williams (Achilles') participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 26.

WR | Jerry Porter | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jerry Porter (hamstring) is close to being ruled out of the team's season opener. "I would say if he doesn't practice by (Tuesday) there's a very slim chance he'll play in the opener," head coach Jack Del Rio said. Porter continues to recover from hamstring surgery.


Tight End

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jay Paris, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (toe) did not play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 25, but he did work out before the game.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
WNST Sports Radio reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (calf) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 26.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Brett Martel, of the Associated Press, reports New Orleans Saints TE Jeremy Shockey (leg) will play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.


Place Kicker

PK | Sebastian Janikowski | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 26, and is expected to play in the team's preseason finale.

PK | Jay Feely | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have released PK Jay Feely.


Defensive Line

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy said DE Dwight Freeney (foot) will be available but likely will not play Thursday, Aug. 28.

DL | Raheem Brock | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy said DL Raheem Brock (ankle) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy said DE Robert Mathis (ankle) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

DL | Antwan Odom | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said DE Antwan Odom (foot) will participate in practice Monday, Sept. 1.

DL | Marques Douglas | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the Baltimore Ravens have acquired DL Marques Douglas from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a low round choice in 2009 and a conditional draft choice in 2010.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury News
Tom Rock, of Newsday, reports New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora (knee) is doing well after his surgery and hopes to be running by February, according to his agent Tony Agnone.

DL | Derrick Harvey | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars DL Derrick Harvey signed a five-year, $23.8 million contract Wednesday, Aug. 27. Harvey was the last first-round draft pick to sign.

DL | Jason Taylor | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins DE Jason Taylor (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 26.

DL | Chris Clemons | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said DE Chris Clemons (calf) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

DL | Victor Abiamiri | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said DE Victor Abiamiri (wrist) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

DL | Jamal Williams | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Jay Paris, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers DT Jamal Williams (knees) did not play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 25.

DL | Jyles Tucker | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Kevin Acee and Chris Jenkins, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, report San Diego Chargers DL Jyles Tucker (ankle) said he suffered a bruised ankle, and he was fine.

DL | Greg Spires | Free Agent | Transaction
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports the Oakland Raiders released DL Greg Spires.

DL | Dwan Edwards | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
The Baltimore Ravens announced Tuesday, Aug. 26, that they have placed DL Dwan Edwards (back) on Injured Reserve.

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. 25.


Linebacker

LB | Napoleon Harris | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herman Edwards said LB Napoleon Harris (knee) is scheduled to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

LB | Donnie Edwards | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herman Edwards said LB Donnie Edwards (hamstring) is scheduled to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

LB | Larry Foote | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Teresa Varley, of Steelers.com, reports Pittsburgh Steelers LB Larry Foote (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

LB | Joey Porter | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said he expects LB Joey Porter (back, knee, ankle) to participate in practice Monday, Sept. 1.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
The San Diego Chargers have announced LB Shawne Merriman (knee) has informed the team he will not undergo surgery and will play in the 2008 season.

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu (knee) suffered a bruised knee in the first half of the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 25, and did not return to the game. He was scheduled to undergo an MRI Tuesday, Aug. 26.

LB | Dontarrious Thomas | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Chrissy Mauck, of SF49ers.com, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Dontarrious Thomas (shoulder) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 26.

LB | Danny Clark | New York Giants | Injury News
Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants LB Danny Clark (groin) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 26.

LB | Antonio Pierce | New York Giants | Injury News
Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants LB Antonio Pierce (back) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 26.


Cornerback

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy said CB Kelvin Hayden (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

CB | Jason Webster | Free Agent | Transaction
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots CB Jason Webster has been released from the team.

CB | Ricky Manning Jr. | Free Agent | Transaction
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Chicago Bears have granted CB Ricky Manning Jr. his release, according to a source close to Manning.

CB | Dunta Robinson | Houston Texans | Injury News, Transaction
The Houston Texans have announced they have placed CB Dunta Robinson (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

CB | Mike McKenzie | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Brett Martel, of the Associated Press, reports New Orleans Saints CB Mike McKenzie (knee) will play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

CB | Fabian Washington | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Fabian Washington (leg) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 25.


Strong Safety

SS | Dexter Jackson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said SS Dexter Jackson (ankle) will participate in practice Monday, Sept. 1.

SS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins S LaRon Landry (hamstring) may see a few plays during the team's preseason finale. He has yet to play during the preseason. While he said previously he would not be playing, head coach Jim Zorn said he may "run around a little bit."

SS | Brodney Pool | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Steve King, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns S Brodney Pool (concussion) will miss the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

SS | Sean Jones | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Steve King, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns S Sean Jones (knee) will miss the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.


Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
xJohn Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy said FS Bob Sanders (shoulder) will be available but likely will not play Thursday, Aug. 28.

FS | Nedu Ndukwe | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said FS Nedu Ndukwe (leg) will participate in practice Monday, Sept. 1.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said FS Brian Dawkins (ankle) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

FS | Josh Bullocks | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Brett Martel, of the Associated Press, reports New Orleans Saints FS Josh Bullocks (knee) will play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (shoulder) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 25.

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