NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on September 5, 2008 @ 17:10:54 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jeff Garcia | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jeff Garcia (calf, hand) practiced Friday, Sept. 5, and is listed as probable for Week 1

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer (nose) practiced Friday, Sept. 5, and is probable for the team's Week 1 game. He is expected to play in the game.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is expected to start Week 1.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 5, and is listed as probable for the team's Week 1 game. The move likely was precautionary in the event something happened before the game Sunday, Sept. 7. He is expected to play.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is expected to start Week 1.

QB | Derek Anderson | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson (concussion) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is not on the injury report for Week 1 and is expected to start.

QB | Troy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Troy Smith (illness) has been declared out for Week 1.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants QB Eli Manning was 19-for-35-for 216 yards with an interception during the team's Week 1 game. He did run the ball twice for a loss of one yard, but he was able to score on a one-yard touchdown run.

QB | Jason Campbell | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell was 15-for-27 for 133 yards with a touchdown during the team's Week 1 game.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Retired | Free Agency News
Sirius Satellite Radio reports free-agent QB Daunte Culpepper (Raiders) is retiring.


Running Back

RB | Brian Leonard | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams FB Brian Leonard (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 5, and is probable for the team's Week 1 game. He is expected to play in the game.

RB | Kenny Watson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Kenny Watson (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 5, and is probable for the team's Week 1 game. He is expected to play in the game.

RB | Deuce McAllister | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as questionable for Week 1.

RB | Aaron Stecker | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints RB Aaron Stecker (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as questionable for Week 1.

RB | Kolby Smith | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Kolby Smith (back) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is not on the injury report and is expected to play.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 1 and is expected to start. The Packers were resting him Friday, Sept. 5, because they are practicing Saturday, Sept. 6.

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton (toe) practiced all week and is set to go in Week 1.

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 Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as questionable for Week 1 and will be a game-time decision.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as probable for Week 1. He is expected to start the game but likely will be limited.

RB | Tatum Bell | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Kevin Seifert, of ESPN.com, reports free-agent RB Tatum Bell (Lions) feels his NFL career could be in jeopardy because he is perceived as a thief around the league. Bell said he unknowingly took the bags of Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson from the team's practice facility earlier this week. "I'm very, very concerned that this is my career here," Bell said. "The teams that were interested before, they've already got players for that role now. And as long as it's out there that I'm a thief, it's going to be hard. I guess I need to go to Plan B, which is just to find a way to take care of my family."

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs had 21 carries for 116 yards during the team's Week 1 game. He also caught a pass for an additional eight receiving yards.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis had 23 carries for 84 rushing yards during the team's Week 1 game.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin said RB Darren McFadden would not return kickoffs Week 1 and that he would keep him fairly limited in his first game. Kiffin is planning to have McFadden concentrate on running the ball from scrimmage in the I-formation.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said RB Steven Jackson is ready to go Week 1 despite holding out a portion of the preseason. "He looks like his old self to me. I'm excited about the kind of game he's going to have," Linehan said.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice will start in Week 1 if RB Willis McGahee (knee) is unable to go.

RB | Maurice Morris | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Frank Hughes, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Maurice Morris will start at running back in Week 1. However, head coach Mike Holmgren said he was not sure how he would split carries between Morris and RB Julius Jones or what the plan would be moving forward.

RB | Julius Jones | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Frank Hughes, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Maurice Morris will start at running back in Week 1. However, head coach Mike Holmgren said he was not sure how he would split carries between Morris and RB Julius Jones or what the plan would be moving forward.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jerry Porter | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jerry Porter (hamstring) missed the team's practice Friday, Sept. 5, and he is listed as out for Week 1.

WR | Reggie Williams | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Reggie Williams (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 5, and is probable for the team's Week 1 game. He is expected to play in the game.

WR | Joey Galloway | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Joey Galloway (groin) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 5, and he is listed as questionable for Week 1.

WR | Chad Ocho Cinco | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ocho Cinco (shoulder) practiced Friday, Sept. 5, and is probable for the team's Week 1 game. He is expected to play in the game.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 5, and is probable for the team's Week 1 game. He is expected to play in the game.

WR | Javon Walker | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 5, but worked out on the side.

WR | James Jones | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR James Jones (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as doubtful for Week 1 and likely will not play.

WR | Justin McCareins | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Justin McCareins (illness) practiced Friday, Sept. 5, and is expected to play in Week 1.

WR | Darrell Jackson | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Darrell Jackson (ankle) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as probable for Week 1 and is expected to play at less than 100 percent.

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Eric Williams, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (shoulder) will not play in Week 1.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Eric Williams, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 5, and ran a couple of routes during team drills without pads. However, Branch will not play in Week 1.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Hackett (toe) is expected to start Week 1.

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 in practice Friday, Sept. 5, and is questionable for the team's Week 1 game.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (foot) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is not on the injury report for Week 1 and is expected to start.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as doubtful for Week 1 and is unlikely to play.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress caught 10 passes for 133 yards during the team's Week 1 game.

WR | Antwaan Randle El | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins WR Antwaan Randle El caught seven passes for 73 yards during the team's Week 1 game.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens has 12 receptions for 199 yards and two touchdowns in two career games against the Cleveland Browns. Eight of the 12 catches went for first downs.

WR | Lee Evans | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Bucky Gleason, of The Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills WR Lee Evans is entering the final year of his contract and is looking for a long-term deal.


Tight End

TE | Delanie Walker | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (calf) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is expected to play Week 1.

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 Friday, Sept. 5. He is expected to play Week 1.

TE | Benjamin Watson | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (knee) missed the team's practice Friday, Sept. 5, and is doubtful for Week 1. He is unlikely to play in the game.

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Fantasy
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets TE Dustin Keller could get more targets if WR Laveranues Coles (thigh) is limited in Week 1.

TE | Chris Baker | New York Jets | Injury News
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets TE Chris Baker (back) has been nursing a sore back, though he was not listed on the team's injury report.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun Herald, reports New Orleans Saints TE Jeremy Shockey (leg) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He has looked healthy in practice and should be ready for Week 1.

TE | Desmond Clark | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as probable for Week 1 and is expected to play.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (calf, knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as probable for Week 1 and is expected to play.

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley was targeted just once on QB Jason Campbell's 27 passes in Week 1.

TE | John Carlson | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Frank Hughes, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE John Carlson will start in Week 1.


Place Kicker

PK | Rob Bironas | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans PK Rob Bironas (groin) was kicking 50-yard field goals during practice Friday, Sept. 5, and will be able to play Week 1.

PK | Phil Dawson | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns PK Phil Dawson (back) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as probable for Week 1.

PK | Stephen Gostkowski | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4, because of something not injury related.


Defensive Line

DL | Jovan Haye | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Jovan Haye (groin) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 5, and he is listed as questionable for Week 1.

DL | John Thornton | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL John Thornton (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 5, and is probable for the team's Week 1 game. He is expected to play in the game.

DL | Hollis Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints DL Hollis Thomas (triceps) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He has been declared out for Week 1.

DL | Brian Young | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints DL Brian Young (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as questionable for Week 1.

DL | Jamal Williams | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers DL Jamal Williams (knees) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He will play Week 1.

DL | Kalimba Edwards | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders DE Kalimba Edwards (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 5, but worked out on the side.

DL | Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as probable for Week 1 and is expected to play.

DL | Elvis Dumervil | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Denver Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil (pinkie) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as probable for Week 1 and is expected to play. He will wear a cast on his hand.

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 in practice Friday, Sept. 5, and is questionable for the team's Week 1 game.

DL | Tommie Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DT Tommie Harris (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as probable for Week 1 and is expected to play.

DL | Kelly Gregg | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DT Kelly Gregg (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as doubtful for Week 1 and likely will not play.

DL | Jason Taylor | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DE Jason Taylor (knee) played in the team's Week 1 game. He came out of the game fine.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday, Sept. 5, that DL Dwight Freeney did not take part in practice Friday, Sept. 5, in order to rest. He is not shown on the official injury report.

DL | Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants DL Mathias Kiwanuka (ankle) was able to walk around the locker room after X-rays came back negative on his left ankle.


Linebacker

LB | Mark Simoneau | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints LB Mark Simoneau (back) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as questionable for Week 1.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (knee) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He will play Week 1.

LB | A.J. Hawk | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers LB A.J. Hawk (chest) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as questionable for Week 1 and will be a game-time decision.

LB | Boss Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Denver Broncos LB Boss Bailey (ankle) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as questionable for Week 1 and will be a game-time decision. He will be limited if he does play.

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Eric Williams, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 5, and looks set to go in Week 1.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (shoulder) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is expected to play Week 1.

LB | Paul Posluszny | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills LB Paul Posluszny (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is expected to start Week 1.

LB | Angelo Crowell | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills LB Angelo Crowell (knee) chose to have arthroscopic surgery on his knee because of a chronic condition that has slowed him the past two training camps.


Cornerback

CB | Mike McKenzie | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
New Orleans Saints CB Mike McKenzie (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as questionable for Week 1.

CB | Aqib Talib | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (illness) is expected to play Week 1.

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 in practice Friday, Sept. 5, and is questionable for the team's Week 1 game.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 5. He will be a game-time decision for Week 1. He may play in the nickel defense with CB Adam Jones possibly starting at cornerback.

CB | Adam Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 5. He will be a game-time decision for Week 1. He may play in the nickel defense with CB Adam Jones possibly starting at cornerback.

CB | Shawn Springs | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (calf) did not play in the team's Week 1 game because of a calf injury. His status for Week 2 is uncertain.

CB | Fred Smoot | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Fred Smoot (hip) suffered a hip pointer during the team's Week 1 game. He is expected to play Week 2.


Strong Safety

SS | Atari Bigby | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers SS Atari Bigby (ankle) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as probable for Week 1.


Free Safety

FS | Madieu Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings FS Madieu Williams (neck) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He has been declared out for Week 1.

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is listed as questionable for Week 1 and is not expected to play. FS Jim Leonhard is expected to start in his place.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FS Brian Dawkins (ankle) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 5. He is expected to play Week 1.

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