NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on September 3, 2008 @ 16:10:43 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer (nose) will play Week 1. He has been fitted with a clear plastic visor on his helmet.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (foot, shoulder) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and likely will play Sunday, Sept. 7.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young (hand) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 3, and had no problems. He is not listed on the team's official injury report.

QB | Troy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Troy Smith (tonsils) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and he should miss at least a couple of weeks. He is a candidate for the Injured Reserve list if it extends beyond that. He has lost 20 pounds since coming down with the illness two weeks ago.

QB | Todd Bouman | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agency News
Updating previous reports, the Baltimore Ravens have announced they signed free-agent QB Todd Bouman (Jaguars), Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

QB | Derek Anderson | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3. He will start Week 1.

QB | Kyle Boller | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPNews reports the Baltimore Ravens have placed QB Kyle Boller (shoulder) on the Injured Reserve.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (knee) said his knee is not quite 100 percent, but it is not far off. Jackson practiced Tuesday, Sept. 2, and has no physical limitations.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Clare Farnsworth, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (back) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 1. He said he is ready to play Week 1.

QB | Matt Flynn | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Greg A. Bedard and Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, report Green Bay Packers QB Matt Flynn will be the No. 2 quarterback to start the season.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit, Breaking News, Fantasy
ESPNews reports the Baltimore Ravens have named QB Joe Flacco the team's starting quarterback for Week 1.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart said he is disappointed he did not win the starting quarterback job but is supportive of QB Kurt Warner. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Leinart still has a future as the team's starting quarterback.


Running Back

RB | Brian Leonard | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams RB Brian Leonard (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 3, and got some work with the regulars.

RB | Lorenzo Booker | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Lorenzo Booker (hip) is expected to play Week 1.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, but he is expected to start Week 1. McGahee still isn't full strength, so RB Ray Rice might split carries with him.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Jamal Lewis (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 3. He is expected to play Week 1.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones may be used as the team's kickoff returner Week 1 because of injuries to the team's other returners. He could also have a big role as a pass catcher out of the backfield.

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton (toe) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3. He is not expected to miss any practice time.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Detroit Lions | Free Agency News
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson said free-agent RB Tatum Bell (Lions) stole his luggage from the Lions' practice facility. Johnson said surveillance cameras showed Bell taking the bags. Johnson received the empty bags back Tuesday, Sept. 2, but he is still missing $200, his ID, credit cards and clothes. Johnson said he talked to Bell and does not plan to involve the police in the matter.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (calf) is listed as probable for Week 1.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Sept. 2, though he was on the field watching.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) rested Monday, Sept. 1, but he will likely be set to go by Wednesday, Sept. 3.


Fullback

FB | Jeremi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Transaction
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the Cincinnati Bengals have placed FB Jeremi Johnson (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2008 season. He underwent surgery Wednesday, Sept. 3.


Wide Receiver

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (knee) was limited during the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (shoulder) is out for the team's Week 1 game.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (thigh) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

WR | Ashley Lelie | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin said the team will try to get WR Ashley Lelie up to speed. Lelie might be active Week 1 and could play a prominent role if WR Javon Walker (hamstring) is unable to play.

WR | Javon Walker | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and his status for Week 1 is in question.

WR | Drew Bennett | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Drew Bennett (groin) did more work in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and is not listed on the team's official injury report.

WR | Dante' Hall | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams WR Dante' Hall (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 3, and is not listed on the team's official injury report.

WR | Jabar Gaffney | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Jabar Gaffney (unknown) returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, after missing the session Monday, Sept. 1. Gaffney likely will play Sunday, Sept. 7.

WR | Chad Ocho Cinco | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ocho Cinco (shoulder) will play Week 1.

WR | Justin McCareins | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Justin McCareins (illness) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, because of flu-like symptoms.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (hamstring) likely will play Week 1.

WR | Jerry Porter | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jerry Porter (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

WR | Reggie Williams | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Reggie Williams (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Bernard Berrian (toe) is not on the injury report and is expected to play Week 1.

WR | Domenik Hixon | New York Giants | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Updating a previous report, Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants WR Domenik Hixon (back) probably will not play much but could see some work as the fourth receiver.

WR | Antonio Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Ike Hilliard said that WR Antonio Bryant has been named the starting flanker.

WR | Michael Clayton | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton (chest) seems to be fine and should be able to play Week 1.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3. He will start Week 1.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Hackett (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3. He is expected to start Week 1.

WR | Antwaan Randle El | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Antwaan Randle El (hand) is considered probable and expected to play in Week 1.

WR | Chad Jackson | New England Patriots | Free Agency News
Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans have contacted the agent for free-agent WR Chad Jackson (Patriots).

WR | James Jones | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers WR James Jones (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Sept. 2, though he was on the field watching.

WR | Limas Sweed | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said wide receivers Dallas Baker and Limas Sweed will compete for the fourth receiver spot in Week 1.

WR | Darrell Jackson | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Darrell Jackson (ankle) is practicing through some discomfort. He said he will be ready for Week 1 and will probably start.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (ribs) is expected to play in the team's Week 1 game.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (hamstring) is fully participating in practice Monday, Sept. 1.


Tight End

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (toe) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and he is expected to play Week 1.

TE | Desmond Clark | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3. He is expected to start Week 1.

TE | Benjamin Watson | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and likely will not play Sunday, Sept. 7.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, but he will start the team's Week 1 game.

TE | Ben Patrick | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals TE Ben Patrick (ankle) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3. He should be able to play Week 1.

TE | Martellus Bennett | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett could be used alongside TE Jason Witten in Week 1. The team is trying to figure out a way to work around injuries at the wide receiver position.


Place Kicker

PK | Lawrence Tynes | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (knee) has been declared out for Week 1.

PK | Olindo Mare | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks PK Olindo Mare will be the team's kicker Week 1. One of the main reasons that Mare will play is his experience playing in Buffalo.


Defensive Line

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Phillip B. Wilson, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts DE Dwight Freeney (foot) will start at right end Week 1, according to head coach Tony Dungy. DE Josh Thomas will back him up.

DL | Shaun Ellis | New York Jets | Injury News
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets DE Shaun Ellis (hand) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

DL | Kelly Gregg | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DL Kelly Gregg (knee) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and is a question mark to play Week 1. Head coach John Harbaugh called him "day-to-day," but it appears he might not play.

DL | Jason Taylor | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DE Jason Taylor (knee) is considered questionable and will be a game-time decision in Week 1.

DL | Jerome McDougle | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agency News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports the New York Giants have signed free-agent DE Jerome McDougle (Eagles). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Linebacker

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu (knee) was limited during the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and he is expected to play Week 1.

LB | Mark Simoneau | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints LB Mark Simoneau (back) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

LB | Larry Foote | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Larry Foote (knee) is expected to start the team's Week 1 game.

LB | Boss Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Denver Broncos LB Boss Bailey (ankle) is practicing this week and he appears on track to be available for Week 1, at least in a limited role.

LB | Joey Porter | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter (back) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 3, without limitations. He is expecting to play with pain all throughout the season.

LB | Willie McGinest | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (groin) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

LB | A.J. Hawk | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers LB A.J. Hawk (chest) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Sept. 2, though he was on the field watching.


Cornerback

CB | Justin Miller | New York Jets | Injury News
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets CB Justin Miller (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

CB | David Barrett | New York Jets | Injury News
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets CB David Barrett (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders CB DeAngelo Hall (hand) returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, after the death of his father and he will start Week 1. He has not determined whether he will play with a cast on his right hand.

CB | Adam Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys CB Adam Jones will be the team's punt returner Week 1. He will also be the No. 3 cornerback and could return kicks during the game.

CB | Shawn Springs | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (calf) is considered probable and expected to play in Week 1.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (knee) practiced Tuesday, Sept. 2.

CB | Domonique Foxworth | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction
The Denver Broncos announced they have traded CB Domonique Foxworth to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a 2009 NFL Draft pick.

CB | Chris McAlister | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Chris McAlister (knee) practiced Monday, Sept. 1, and he is expected to start Week 1.


Strong Safety

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (hamstring) is expected to start the team's Week 1 game.

SS | Mike Brown | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears SS Mike Brown (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3. He is expected to start Week 1.

SS | Sean Jones | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns FS Sean Jones (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

SS | Brodney Pool | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns SS Brodney Pool (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

SS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins SS LaRon Landry (hamstring) is considered probable and expected to play in Week 1.

SS | Atari Bigby | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers S Atari Bigby (ankle) practiced Tuesday, Sept. 2.

SS | Chris Harris | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers SS Chris Harris (groin) practiced last week and should be ready to go in Week 1.

SS | Dexter Jackson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals SS Dexter Jackson (ankle) is fully participating in practice Monday, Sept. 1.


Free Safety

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (ankle) is expected to play Week 1.

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and he did not wear the red jersey for the first time. Reed said he is "day-to-day," but he appears pessimistic about playing Week 1. He could miss a couple of weeks.

FS | Brandon Meriweather | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots FS Brandon Meriweather (leg) was present at practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.

FS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants FS Kenny Phillips apparently will not be in the starting lineup Week 1. He said he will play with the first nickel defense.

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