NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on September 29, 2008 @ 14:17:11 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb (chest) played in the team's Week 4 game and appeared to have not made his injury worse. Head coach Andy Reid felt he could not risk having McNabb run a quarterback sneak in the game.

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 Week 5.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) said he plans on playing Week 5, but he will defer to team doctors. Palmer said, "I've already made up my mind I'm playing. I'm going to do what I can in practice and do what they let me do, but I'm 100 percent expecting to play going into this game and planning on playing. I'll probably be limited in practice, but do what I can."

QB | Jake Delhomme | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme (quadriceps) was hit early in Week 4 and his quadriceps tightened up as the game went on. He is not expected to miss Week 5.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young (knee) did not play in the team's Week 4 game because of a knee injury. Head coach Jeff Fisher said Young might practice this week.

QB | Gus Frerotte | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Gus Frerotte (hand) said he will be ready to play in the team's Week 5 game. He suffered a laceration on his left hand that required stitches.

QB | Brian Griese | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Brian Griese is in no danger of losing his starting job despite throwing six interceptions in the last two games, including five in the second half. Head coach Jon Gruden said Griese is 3-0 as a starter.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (shoulder) returned to the field after injuring his shoulder in Week 4 and completed a 48-yard touchdown pass to WR Greg Jennings. However, Rodgers tried throwing on the sidelines after the pass and was unable to do so.

QB | Matt Flynn | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating ongoing reports, NFL.com reports Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (shoulder) suffered a sprained right shoulder in Week 4. Rodgers will split the reps with QB Matt Flynn in practice.

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports the St. Louis Rams will most likely return QB Marc Bulger to the starting job.

QB | Kurt Warner | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner will remain the starter despite committing six turnovers in Week 4. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he never considered bringing in QB Matt Leinart. Warner finished the game with 472 passing yards and two touchdowns.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo went 28-for-47 for 300 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 4 game.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was 14-for-25 for 180 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions during the team's Week 4 game.

QB | Jason Campbell | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell went 20-for-31 for 231 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 4 game.

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard was 23-for-32 for 236 yards with a touchdown during the team's Week 4 game. Garrard also ran the ball seven times for 41 yards with a rushing touchdown.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub was 29-for-40 for 307 yards with three touchdown passes Week 4. He also ran five times for 24 yards.

QB | Brett Favre | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets QB Brett Favre went 24-for-34 for 289 yards, a career-high six touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 4 game. The six touchdowns tied the franchise record for touchdowns in the game.

QB | J.T. O'Sullivan | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers QB J.T. O'Sullivan went 18-for-36 for 257 yards, one touchdowns and two interceptions in the team's Week 4 game. He was sacked six times in the game.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 23-for-35 for 363 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 4 game.

QB | Jay Cutler | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos QB Jay Cutler went 29-for-49 for 361 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the team's Week 4 game.

QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Ryan Fitzpatrick went 21-for-35 for 156 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the team's Week 4 game. He also led the team in rushing with 41 rushing yards.

QB | Derek Anderson | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson went 15-for-24 for 138 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the team's Week 4 game.


Running Back

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (ankle) could have practiced Monday, Sept. 29, if there had been a practice, according to head coach Andy Reid. The team will know more about Westbrook's status Wednesday, Oct. 1.

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) participated fully in practice last week and played a majority of the snaps in Week 4. Grant didn't aggravate the injury and appears ready for full-time duty.

RB | Andre Hall | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Denver Broncos RB Andre Hall (wrist) suffered a sprained wrist during the team's Week 4 game. Hall said he plans to play in the team's Week 5 game, and head coach Mike Shanahan said Hall should be fine.

RB | Kenny Watson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Kenny Watson (hamstring) might not be available for Week 5. Head coach Marvin Lewis said the team might be forced to make a move at running back.

RB | Deuce McAllister | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said RB Deuce McAllister's role should remain the same for the rest of the season after putting up solid numbers in the team's Week 4 game.

RB | Ahman Green | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ahman Green (ankle) will practice this week and should play as a backup in Week 5. He would likely receive a limited number of carries if he is available.

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips said RB Marion Barber III should have carried the ball more during the team's Week 4 game, but the lack of work had to do with QB Tony Romo calling passes on certain looks. Phillips emphasized the team should have run Barber regardless.

RB | Justin Fargas | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports the Oakland Raiders are hopeful RB Justin Fargas (groin) can return in Week 6 following the team's bye week.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (toe) was nowhere near 100 percent, according to head coach Lane Kiffin, and would have been inactive for Week 4 had RB Justin Fargas (groin) been available. "Darren wasn't right today. We even thought about not putting him out, not dressing him but we didn't have anybody else to dress," Kiffin said. McFadden had just 20 yards rushing on seven carries in the game.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte had 19 carries for 43 rushing yards during the team's Week 4 game. He had five receptions for 42 receiving yards in the game.

RB | Correll Buckhalter | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Correll Buckhalter had 16 carries for 66 yards with a rushing touchdown during the team's Week 4 game. He also caught two passes for 24 receiving yards.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson had 20 carries for 106 yards with two rushing touchdowns during the team's Week 4 game. He also caught two passes for nine receiving yards.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis went 121 yards on 21 carries in the team's Week 4 game.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson had 24 carries for 110 yards with a touchdown during the team's Week 4 game. Jackson also caught five passes for 78 receiving yards.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills RB Marshawn Lynch had 19 carries for 57 yards and four receptions for 24 receiving yards during the team's Week 4 game.

RB | Fred Taylor | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Fred Taylor had 10 carries for 25 rushing yards during the team's Week 4 game. He caught three passes for 21 receiving yards during the game.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew had seven carries for 32 yards during the team's Week 4 game. He also caught two passes for 17 receiving yards.

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton had 10 carries for 33 yards during the team's Week 4 game. He also caught eight passes for 83 yards with a touchdown during the game.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore rushed for 82 yards on 16 carries in the team's Week 4 game.

RB | Warrick Dunn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Warrick Dunn had 16 carries for 63 yards during the team's Week 4 game. He caught two passes for 23 receiving yards.

RB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Earnest Graham had 20 carries for 111 yards with a touchdown during the team's Week 4 game.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson rushed for 198 yards and two touchdowns on 28 touchdowns in the team's Week 4 game.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in the team's Week 4 game.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson rushed for 61 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in the team's Week 4 game.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner rushed for 56 yards on 18 carries in the team's Week 4 game.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Ed Werder, of ESPN, reports Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones could see more time as a wide receiver Week 4.


Fullback

FB | Chris Taylor | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans FB Chris Taylor (leg) likely will be limited this week with a leg injury. It is not sure how severe the injury is.


Wide Receiver

WR | Kevin Curtis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Kevin Curtis (hernia) is still not scheduled to practice with the regular offense this week. Head coach Andy Reid sounded as if Curtis' time with the scout team last week did not go well.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester could see more work if WR Brandon Lloyd (knee) misses time.

WR | James Jones | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR James Jones (knee) was inactive for the team's Week 4 game and his status for Week 5 is uncertain.

WR | Brandon Lloyd | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Updating a previous item, Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Brandon Lloyd (knee) left the team's Week 4 game with an undisclosed knee injury and did not return. He left the stadium with his knee in a brace.

WR | David Patten | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints WR David Patten (groin) played a couple of series in the team's Week 4 game but left the game early.

WR | Bryant Johnson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Bryant Johnson (hamstring) played in the team's Week 4 game. He should be able to play in the team's Week 5 game.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons WR Laurent Robinson (knee) did not play in the team's Week 4 game because of a knee injury. He is walking better but is not expected to play in the team's Week 5 game.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice (knee) played on a limited basis in the team's Week 4 game.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens said he was not involved enough in the team's Week 4 game despite being the intended target on 18 throws.

WR | Joey Galloway | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Joey Galloway (ankle) may try to participate in practice this week. Head coach Jon Gruden does not seem confident about Galloway's chances of playing in the team's Week 5 game.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin (head) will be re-evaluated Tuesday, Sept. 30, or Wednesday, Oct. 1.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (ankle) was not active for the team's Week 4 game because of an ankle injury.

WR | Domenik Hixon | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants WR Domenik Hixon will start in the team's Week 5 game, replacing suspended WR Plaxico Burress.

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Injury News
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants WR Mario Manningham (illness) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 29. He should be able to practice Wednesday, Oct. 1.

WR | Lee Evans | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Allen Wilson, of The Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills QB Trent Edwards has completed a pass to WR Lee Evans of at least 30 yards in each of the team's four games this season. They have completed six of those passes. Evans is averaging 23.7 yards per catch.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns WR Donte' Stallworth (quad) said he will play following the team's bye week. Stallworth added he could play this week if the team had a game.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Fantasy
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress could face further discipline from the league for violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, according to a report on CBS. The discipline stems from Burress' failure to report two incidents of domestic violence that resulted in police being called to his home.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown had six receptions for 79 yards during the team's Week 4 game.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson had five receptions for 71 receiving yards with a touchdown Week 4. He also had two carries for 35 yards in the game.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald caught eight passes for 122 yards in the team's Week 4 game. It was his 64th career game, making him the third fastest in the NFL history to 350 receptions.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery caught four passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 4 game.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles caught eight passes for 105 yards and three touchdowns in the team's Week 4 game.

WR | Lance Moore | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore caught seven passes for a career-high 101 yards and a career-high two touchdowns in the team's Week 4 game.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings had six catches for 109 yards with two touchdowns during the team's Week 4 game.

WR | Muhsin Muhammad | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Muhsin Muhammad caught eight passes for 147 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 4 game.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith caught six passes for 96 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 4 game.

WR | Santonio Holmes | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
John Harris, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Santonio Holmes does not have a touchdown through three games this season after having a team-high eight touchdown receptions last season. Holmes had two touchdown receptions and 110 receiving yards during a November matchup with the Baltimore Ravens - the team's Week 4 opponent - last season. "I just think that we haven't had much time to throw the plays that we want to throw to me," Holmes said. "The opportunities are very limited right now."


Tight End

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith (back) missed the team's Week 4 game. Head coach Andy Reid seemed encouraged by Smith's progress.

TE | Jacob Tamme | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts TE Jacob Tamme's (ankle) status for the team's Week 5 game is uncertain.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow (knee) hurt his knee in Week 4 but returned to the game. Head coach Romeo Crennel said he'll be evaluated, but added Winslow should be OK.

TE | Randy McMichael | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports St. Louis Rams TE Randy McMichael (ankle) suffered a right ankle injury in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 4 game.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates had five receptions for 58 yards with a touchdown reception Week 4.


Place Kicker

PK | David Akers | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles PK David Akers has now missed 10 of his last 12 attempts from 40 yards and farther.

PK | Martin Gramatica | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints PK Martin Gramatica (groin) tweaked his groin during warmups prior to the team's Week 4 game. He should be able to play in the team's Week 5 game.

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 the team's kicker in their Week 5 game. The Giants will keep PK John Carney on the roster for now in case of a setback.

PK | Matt Prater | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos PK Matt Prater made four of his five field goals attempts in the team's Week 4 game.

PK | Nick Novak | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Nick Novak made four of his five field goals attempts in the team's Week 4 game.


Defensive Line

DL | Tommie Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DT Tommie Harris (knee) missed the team's Week 4 game. It is too early to tell what his status is for Week 5, but he could be available for the game.

DL | Jason Taylor | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins DL Jason Taylor (calf) did not play in the team's Week 4 game because of a calf injury. He is not expected to play in Week 5.

DL | Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants | Injury News
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants DL Mathias Kiwanuka (ankle) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 29. He said his ankle is feeling much better after resting it for a week.


Linebacker

LB | Donnie Edwards | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Donnie Edwards (ankle) is unlikely to play Week 5.

LB | Takeo Spikes | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Takeo Spikes started at inside linebacker in the team's Week 4 game.

LB | E.J. Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings LB E.J. Henderson (foot) dislocated two toes on his foot during the team's Week 4 game and underwent an MRI Monday, Sept. 29. The severity of the injury is unknown.

LB | DeMeco Ryans | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans LB DeMeco Ryans (ankle) will be limited in practice this week, but he likely will be able to play Week 5.

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 4 game. He may be limited during practice this week.

LB | Kamerion Wimbley | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns LB Kamerion Wimbley (groin) played in Week 4.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (knee) told Rock 105.3 KIOZ-FM in San Diego Monday, Sept. 29, he will remain on crutches for another week before beginning his rehab.

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 (groin) suffered a groin injury in the team's Week 4 game.


Cornerback

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (spleen) will begin light exercise this week, but his status for the rest of the season won't be known until he undergoes another round of CT scans in three to five weeks.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (toe) will miss practice this week with a broken toe, but he likely will be able to play Week 5. The team is hoping Woodson will be able to play until their bye Week 8 and then receive two weeks to heal.

CB | Patrick Surtain | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs CB Patrick Surtain (shoulder) is uncertain to play Week 5.

CB | Nathan Vasher | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears CB Nathan Vasher (thumb) temporarily left the team's Week 4 game with a dislocated thumb to get X-rays. X-rays checked out fine and he returned with it wrapped up. Vasher will be expected to play Week 5.

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Updating a previous item, Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during the team's Week 4 game. He left the stadium with his right arm in a sling and head coach Lovie Smith said the injury is still being evaluated. Tillman had shoulder surgery following the 2005 season after suffering repetitive dislocations, but Smith declined to discuss specifics of this injury. CB Corey Graham would replace Tillman if he misses time.

CB | Aqib Talib | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (hamstring) played in the team's Week 4 game. He should be able to play in the team's Week 5 game.

CB | Shawn Springs | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Shawn Springs (calf) suffered a calf injury in the team's Week 4 game. The injury is not expected to keep him out of the team's Week 5 game.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Buffalo Bills CB Ashton Youboty will likely step in as a starter should CB Terrence McGee (knee) miss any time with a sprained knee injury suffered in Week 4. McGee is likely out for Week 5 and could miss several weeks.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha (elbow) likely would not have played Week 4, according to head coach Lane Kiffin, if the team had other options.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis (shin) left the team's Week 4 game with a shin injury but should be OK.


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 (hamstring) has not played in two games, and his status for Week 5 is uncertain.

SS | Michael Lewis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers SS Michael Lewis (elbow) started in the team's Week 4 game.

SS | Lawyer Milloy | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons SS Lawyer Milloy (ribcage) may be limited during practice this week but is expected to play in the team's Week 5 game.

SS | Roy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys SS Roy Williams (forearm) is expected to miss one to two more weeks, but he is doing cardio work to maintain his conditioning.

SS | Adrian Wilson | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals SS Adrian Wilson (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 4 game because of a hamstring injury. He is considered day-to-day.

SS | Sean Jones | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns SS Sean Jones (knee) may be able to return following the team's bye week.


Free Safety

FS | Nick Collins | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers FS Nick Collins (back) aggravated his lower back in the second half in Week 4 and his status for Week 5 is uncertain.

FS | Madieu Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Minnesota Vikings FS Madieu Williams (neck) is expected to miss at least two more games with a neck injury. He was able to practice on a limited basis last week.

FS | C.C. Brown | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans FS C.C. Brown (arm) will be placed on the Injured Reserve.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (ankle, knee) will not play in the team's Week 5 game. He is out until at least Oct. 27.

FS | Michael Huff | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders FS Michael Huff could move to cornerback for Week 4 with injuries to CB Nnamdi Asomugha (elbow) and CB Stanford Routt (ankle). Both players are considered game-time decisions.

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