NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on September 22, 2008 @ 14:12:06 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub will remain the team's starting quarterback.

QB | Brodie Croyle | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle (shoulder) will not play in the team's Week 4 game.

QB | Jon Kitna | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Jon Kitna (knee) suffered what the team called a sprained right knee Week 3. Kitna said the team's medical staff doesn't think there was structural damage, but head coach Rod Marinelli said Kitna would undergo more tests.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb (chest) underwent an MRI Monday, Sept. 22. He should be able to play Week 4.

QB | Derek Anderson | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson (forearm) is expected to play Week 4.

QB | Brian Griese | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Brian Griese set a franchise record with 67 passes in Week 3. Griese completed 38 of his passes for a career-high 407 passing yards. It was only the third 400-yard passing game in team history.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
ESPNews reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (hand) is expected to play in Week 4.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was 22-for-39 for 290 yards Week 3. He did carry the ball five times for 10 yards with a touchdown during the game.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo was 17-for-30 for 260 yards with a touchdown and an interception during the team's Week 3 game.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning went 15-for-29 for 216 yards one touchdown and two interceptions in the team's Week 3 game.

QB | Jay Cutler | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos QB Jay Cutler went 21-for-34 for 264 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 3 game.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 39-for-48 for 421 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 3 game.

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger went 18-for-31 for 184 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the team's Week 3 game. It is the third consecutive game he has thrown for less than 200 yards.

QB | J.T. O'Sullivan | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers QB J.T. O'Sullivan went 16-for-23 for 189 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 3 game.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants QB Eli Manning was 26-for-43 for 289 yards with a touchdown pass Week 3.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer was 27-for-39 for 286 yards with a touchdown pass during the team's Week 3 game. He also ran three times for 23 rushing yards.

QB | Kerry Collins | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans QB Kerry Collins went 14-for-26 for 189 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the team's Week 3 game. During the game, he became the 15th quarterback in NFL history to throw for at least 35,000 in his career.

QB | Kyle Orton | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears QB Kyle Orton 22-for-34 for 268 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the team's Week 3 game.

QB | Jason Campbell | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell was 22-for-30 for 193 yards with two touchdowns during the team's Week 3 game.

QB | Trent Edwards | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills QB Trent Edwards went 24-for-39 for 279 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the team's Week 3 game. It was his fourth career fourth quarter comeback.

QB | Kurt Warner | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner was 16-for-30 for 192 yards with two touchdown passes and an interception Week 3.

QB | Tyler Thigpen | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Thigpen went 14-for-36 for 128 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in his first career start Week 3.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme was 17-for-29 for 191 yards during the team's Week 3 game.


Running Back

RB | Maurice Morris | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Maurice Morris (knee) missed the team's Week 3 game, but he is expected back for Week 4. Morris could see less carries when he returns because of RB Julius Jones' success.

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton will remain the team's starting running back for Week 4.

RB | Ahman Green | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ahman Green (ankle) is expected to return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 24, on a limited basis. There is no sign if he will be available for Week 4, but he would likely be a backup if he does play.

RB | Michael Pittman | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said he likes his running back-by-committee approach. RB Selvin Young and RB Andre Hall are rotating every five plays and RB Michael Pittman is used in short yardage and goal line situations.

RB | Andre Hall | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said he likes his running back-by-committee approach. RB Selvin Young and RB Andre Hall are rotating every five plays and RB Michael Pittman is used in short yardage and goal line situations.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (eye) got hit in the eye during the team's Week 3 game. He could be limited during practice this week but will be able to start Week 4.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPNews reports Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin said RB Darren McFadden (toe) is getting better.

RB | Justin Fargas | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPNews reports Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin said RB Justin Fargas (groin) will remain out of practice this week.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Marshawn Lynch rushed for 83 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 3 game and had 114 total yards in the game.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) played in the team's Week 3 game. He was limited during practice last week.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Updating previous items, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said RB Brian Westbrook (ankle) is currently listed as day-to-day.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports with his 60-yard touchdown run in Week 3, Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones became the first player in franchise history to score a touchdown in each of his first three games.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant had 13 carries for 54 yards during the team's Week 3 game.

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber III had 28 carries for a career-high 142 yards with a touchdown Week 3. He also caught three passes for 15 receiving yards.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 107 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries in the team's Week 3 game. He also caught four passes for 59 yards in the game.

RB | Fred Taylor | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Fred Taylor rushed for 121 yards on 26 carries in the team's Week 3 game.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush rushed for 73 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in the team's Week 3 game. He also caught 11 passes for 75 yards and one touchdown in the game.

RB | T.J. Duckett | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks RB T.J. Duckett rushed for 79 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in the team's Week 3 game. It was his first two-touchdown game in four years.

RB | Julius Jones | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks RB Julius Jones rushed for 140 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries in the team's Week 3 game. It was his biggest rushing day since he gained 194 yards Dec. 24, 2005.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson rushed for 83 yards on 14 carries in the team's Week 3 game. He also caught three passes for 48 yards and one touchdown in the game.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore rushed for 130 yards and one touchdown on 27 carries in the team's Week 3 game. He also caught four passes for 32 yards.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs had 14 carries for 35 yards with a touchdown Week 3.

RB | Chris Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Chris Perry had 20 carries for 74 yards with a rushing touchdown Week 3. He also caught two passes for 19 receiving yards.

RB | Ricky Williams | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams had 16 carries for 98 yards during the team's Week 3 game. He also caught two passes for 21 receiving yards.

RB | LenDale White | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans RB LenDale White rushed for 49 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in the team's Week 3 game.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis had 21 carries for 68 yards with a rushing touchdown during the team's Week 3 game. He also caught two passes for 19 receiving yards.

RB | Edgerrin James | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals RB Edgerrin James had 18 carries for 93 yards and two receptions for 15 receiving yards during the team's Week 3 game.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson rushed for 121 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries in the team's Week 3 game. He only rushed for 96 yards in his first two games.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries in the team's Week 3 game.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown set a franchise record for most rushing touchdowns in a game with four. He also tied the franchise individual single-game mark for most total touchdowns in a game with five. Brown finished the team's Week 3 game with 17 carries for 113 yards with four rushing scores. He also threw one passing touchdown in the game.

RB | LaMont Jordan | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
The NFL Network reports New England Patriots RB LaMont Jordan (foot) is active for the team's Week 3 game.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating ongoing reports, The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson (toe) said his toe injury is "definitely a lot better than last week." As reported, he went through a limited practice Friday, Sept. 19. Tomlinson said he did what he wanted to do and did not anticipate doing a full practice. Tomlinson said he needs to be realistic about the injury. "I'm pretty sure on Monday, I'll probably still have a little problem with it but it will be a week better," he noted. Playing on Monday Night Football will give Tomlinson an extra day to heal. Head coach Norv Turner does not know how much Tomlinson will be able to contribute. "I don't think you know until you get into the game," Turner said.

RB | Chester Taylor | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings RB Chester Taylor will start Sunday, Sept. 21, against the Carolina Panthers if RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) is not able to play. Even if Peterson does play, Taylor could see a larger load in Week 3 because of Peterson's injury.

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson, though a backup to RB Marshawn Lynch, has occasionally found himself in the backfield at the same time with Lynch this season. "The offense that we have going on now with me and Fred coming out of the backfield, that's something that will be good for us," Lynch said.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush could be the team's lead back Week 3, depending on the condition of RB Darren McFadden (toe).

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron appears to not be planning to start RB Willis McGahee or use him as the featured back. The team is excited about FB Le'Ron McClain and RB Ray Rice. McGahee is expected to have a "role" in the offense, which could mean a handful of carries. The team could use a running back-by-committee approach for the season.


Fullback

FB | Deon Anderson | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys FB Deon Anderson (knee) missed the team's Week 3 game and will not play in Week 4.

FB | Le'Ron McClain | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens FB Le'Ron McClain rushed for 66 yards and his first two career touchdowns on 19 carries in the team's Week 3 game.


Wide Receiver

WR | Justin Gage | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Justin Gage (groin) missed the team's Week 3 game and his status for Week 4 is unclear.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (knee) missed the team's Week 3 game, but he is expected back for Week 4. It is unlikely he will start if he does play.

WR | Koren Robinson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Koren Robinson (knee) missed the team's Week 3 game, but he is expected back for Week 4.

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (shoulder) missed the team's Week 3 game, but he is expected back for Week 4.

WR | Joey Galloway | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Joey Galloway (ankle) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of an ankle injury. He is considered questionable for Week 4.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons WR Laurent Robinson (knee) suffered a left knee sprain during the team's Week 3 game. The severity of the injury is not known. He is not expected to play Week 4.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (ribs) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because on an injury to his ribs. The Bears would only say that Hester's condition is improving. He likely will be limited when he returns to practice but it is unknown if he will return to practice this week.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice (knee) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a knee injury. His status for Week 4 is uncertain.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Bernard Berrian (foot) played in the team's Week 3 game.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Donte' Stallworth (quad) did not play Week 3, but he did say he's close to a return.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings caught eight passes for 115 yards during the team's Week 3 game.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall caught six passes for 155 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 3 game.

WR | Chad Ocho Cinco | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ocho Cinco had three receptions for 29 receiving yards Week 3.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh had 12 receptions for 146 yards with a touchdown Week 3.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss was held to four catches for 25 receiving yards during the team's Week 3 game.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots WR Wes Welker caught six passes for 55 yards during the team's Week 3 game. He also had one carry for 19 rushing yards.

WR | Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss had seven receptions for 75 yards with a touchdown during the team's Week 3 game.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin had three receptions for 25 yards with a touchdown reception during the team's Week 3 game.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald had seven receptions for 109 yards with a touchdown during the team's Week 3 game.

WR | Jerry Porter | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jerry Porter's (hamstring) injured hamstring still hasn't quite healed to the team's satisfaction. "He's just not quite where he needs to be yet," head coach Jack Del Rio said. Porter is unlikely to play Week 3.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson discussed his mistake from Week 2 that nearly cost the team a touchdown. Jackson casually flicked the ball backward before crossing the goal line, overturning the touchdown but giving the Eagles the ball at the one-yard line. RB Brian Westbrook made the mistake forgivable by scoring. Jackson said, "I had a lot of people messing around with me about it, but I'm just going to move on with it. I've got a lot more football to play. I'm just not even worried about it."

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 19. He is listed as questionable for Week 3.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith caught four passes for 70 yards during the team's Week 3 game.


Tight End

TE | Ben Utecht | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals TE Ben Utecht (chest) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a chest injury. He may be able to play Week 4.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (back) was scheduled to undergo tests Monday, Sept. 22. His status for Week 4 is uncertain.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Breaking News, Fantasy
ESPNews reports New Orleans Saints TE Jeremy Shockey (sports hernia) will undergo sports hernia surgery and will be out three to six weeks.

TE | Dallas Clark | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark (knee) played in the team's Week 3 game. Head coach Tony Dungy said Clark was OK Monday, Sept. 22. He is expected to play Week 5, as the team has a Week 4 bye.

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught seven passes for 67 yards during the team's Week 3 game.

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley had seven receptions for 72 yards during the team's Week 3 game.


Place Kicker

PK | Lawrence Tynes | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (knee) is expected to be ready to play after the team's Week 4 bye.

PK | Jeff Reed | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers PK Jeff Reed made two field goals, including a career long 53-yarder, in the team's Week 3 game.

PK | Mike Nugent | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Jets PK Mike Nugent (thigh) has been ruled out for Week 3.


Defensive Line

DL | Leonard Little | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams DL Leonard Little (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 3 game. He may be able to play Week 4.

DL | Rocky Bernard | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks DT Rocky Bernard (hip) played Week 3 and should be fine for Week 4.

DL | Gaines Adams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Gaines Adams (abdomen) played in the team's Week 3 game. He may be limited during practice this week but should be able to play Week 4.

DL | Gerard Warren | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
ESPNews reports Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin said DL Gerard Warren (pectoral) suffered a torn left pectoral in the team's Week 3 game.

DL | Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants | Injury News
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants DL Mathias Kiwanuka (ankle) hopes the team's Week 4 bye will help him get fully healthy from his ankle injury.

DL | Bertrand Berry | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Bertrand Berry (groin) suffered a left groin strain during the team's Week 3 game but was able to return to the game. He should be OK for Week 4.

DL | Travis LaBoy | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Travis LaBoy (ankle) played in the team's Week 3 game. He should be fine for Week 4.

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers DL Casey Hampton (groin) suffered a groin injury in the team's Week 3 game.


Linebacker

LB | Derrick Brooks | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (hamstring) played in the team's Week 3 game. He should be able to play Week 4.

LB | Donnie Edwards | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Donnie Edwards (ankle) is uncertain to play in the team's Week 4 game.

LB | Marcus Washington | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (hamstring) played in Week 3.

LB | Willie McGinest | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Willie McGinest (hamstring) could play Week 4 after not playing in Week 3.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Nick Canepa, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Chargers are prepared not to re-sign LB Shawne Merriman (knee) when his contract expires after the 2009 season.

LB | Patrick Willis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Patrick Willis (leg) participated in practice Friday, Sept. 19. He is not on the injury report for Week 3.


Cornerback

CB | Nick Harper | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans CB Nick Harper (quadriceps) suffered a quadriceps injury Week 4 and his availability for Week 4 is unclear.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) saw his full role Week 3 and came out of the game with no added soreness.

CB | Kelly Jennings | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Kelly Jennings (rib) was limited during the team's Week 3 game, but he should return to a starting role Week 4.

CB | Aqib Talib | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a hamstring injury. He will be questionable all week and probably will be a game-time decision for Week 4.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of an ankle injury. Head coach Marvin Lewis said Joseph may be able to play Week 4.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (spleen) may have ruptured his spleen and could miss the rest of the season, according to a source. He is seeking a second opinion on his injury. Head coach Mike McCarthy said doctors would not allow Harris to return to the team's Week 3 game after finding blood in his urine.

CB | Marlin Jackson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Marlin Jackson (hip) played in the team's Week 3 game. He is expected to play Week 5, as the team has a Week 4 bye.

CB | Aaron Ross | New York Giants | Injury News
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants CB Aaron Ross (shoulder) is sore after injuring his shoulder in the team's Week 3 game. Head coach Tom Coughlin believes Ross will be fine after the team's week 4 bye.

CB | Justin Miller | New York Jets | Injury News
Tara Sullivan, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB Justin Miller (toe) cold play in the team's Week 3 game, according to head coach Eric Mangini. Miller's number of snaps might be limited such that he plays either special teams or defense exclusively.

CB | Walt Harris | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Walt Harris is not on the injury report for Week 3.


Strong Safety

SS | Roy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys S Roy Williams (forearm) missed the team's Week 3 game and is expected to miss another two to three weeks.

SS | Darren Sharper | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings SS Darren Sharper (shoulder) played during the team's Week 3 game. He was limited during practice last week.

SS | Clinton Hart | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers SS Clinton Hart (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 19. He is listed as probable for Week 3 and is expected to play Week 3.


Free Safety

FS | Madieu Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings FS Madieu Williams (neck) is no longer wearing a neck brace but it is unclear when he will be able to play.

FS | Reggie Nelson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
NFL.com reports Jacksonville Jaguars FS Reggie Nelson (knee) suffered a bruised knee in the third quarter of the team's Week 3 game.

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