NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on October 6, 2008 @ 10:28:39 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brett Favre | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Dan Leberfeld, of JetsConfidential.com, reports New York Jets QB Brett Favre (ankle) will play in the team's Week 6 game.

QB | Brian Griese | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Brian Griese (elbow, shoulder) was knocked out of the team's Week 5 game and he is questionable for Week 6. The team will not know until Wednesday, Oct. 8, if he will be able to play.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (ribs) suffered an injury to his ribs during the team's Week 5 game. As previous reported, he will be OK for Week 6.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (knee) is not expected to miss any practice time this week, according to head coach Mike Holmgren. Holmgren said the knee injury Hasselbeck suffered Week 5 is not very serious.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (shoulder) played in the team's Week 5 game. He should be able to practice late this week and is expected to play in the team's Week 6 game.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) started and played the whole game in Week 5 and was "fine," according to head coach Marvin Lewis. The team said they will know more regarding Palmer's Week 6 status Wednesday, Oct. 8.

QB | Jon Kitna | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions QB Jon Kitna (back) suffered back spasms at halftime of the team's Week 5 game, and he was unable to return. Kitna could return for Week 6.

QB | Brodie Croyle | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle (shoulder) will likely start for the team following their Week 6 bye.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants QB Eli Manning completed his first seven passes to open the team's Week 5 game. Manning's first incompletion wasn't until the beginning of the second quarter.

QB | Trent Edwards | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Updating a previous item, The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills head coach Dick Jauron said following the team's Week 5 game that QB Trent Edwards (head) was responsive in the locker room after suffering a concussion. "I just came from Trent," coach Dick Jauron said in his postgame news conference. "Trent was responding, but he was still a little groggy. Hopefully, he'll be fine as time goes by here. It's a good time to have a bye." Jauron added Edwards' neck was being iced after the game and would continue to be iced on the airplane ride home.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was 26-for-41 for 309 yards with three touchdown passes and an interception during the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Jay Cutler | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos QB Jay Cutler went 23-for-34 for 227 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | J.P. Losman | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills QB J.P. Losman went 15-for-21 for 220 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the team's Week 5 game. He replaced QB Trent Edwards (concussion), who suffered a concussion in the game.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo went 14-for-23 for a season-low 176 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 5 game. He has thrown at least one interception in each of his last eight games.

QB | J.T. O'Sullivan | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers QB J.T. O'Sullivan went 14-for-29 for 130 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Sage Rosenfels | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans QB Sage Rosenfels went 21-for-33 for 246 yards, one touchdown, one interception and two fumbles lost in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning went 25-for-34 for 247 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 5 game. It was his 107th career win, tying him with former NFL QB Terry Bradshaw for seventh on the NFL's all-time list.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Brian Griese (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during the team's Week 5 game. His return is questionable. He was replaced by QB Jeff Garcia.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme was 14-for-22 for 236 yards with two touchdowns and an interception Week 5.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco went 18-for-27 for 153 yards and two interceptions in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Kerry Collins | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans QB Kerry Collins went 17-for-32 for 163 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Kyle Orton | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears QB Kyle Orton set career highs in passing yards, completions and passer rating in the team's Week 5 game. He went 24-for-34 for 334 yards, two touchdowns and 121.4 passer rating in the game.

QB | Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 16-for-26 for 194 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 5 game.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub (illness) spent the night Saturday, Oct. 4, in the hospital with a viral infection. He is dressed and on the field for Week 5, but he will not start the game.


Running Back

RB | LaMont Jordan | New England Patriots | Injury News
Updating a previous item, New England Patriots RB LaMont Jordan (leg) suffered a left leg injury during the first half of the Week 5 game and did not return.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (ankle, ribs) said on his radio show Monday, Oct. 6, that so far the injury is less painful than the one that caused him to miss a week in 2004. He indicated his participation for Week 6 will be a game-time decision.

RB | Justin Fargas | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Justin Fargas (groin) practiced Monday, Oct. 6, and he is expected to play Week 6.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (toe) missed the team's practice Monday, Oct. 6, but he should practice Wednesday, Oct. 8.

RB | Ryan Torain | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Ryan Torain (elbow) has a good chance to start practicing next week, according to doctors. The earliest he'll be available would be after the team's bye in Week 8, according to Shanahan.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (chest) will start Week 6.

RB | Kenny Watson | Free Agent | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Kenny Watson (hamstring) will be re-signed sometime this week. The team cut Watson last week because he wasn't going to play in Week 5 due to a hamstring injury.

RB | Michael Pittman | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Michael Pittman was the most effective back against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5, and though head coach Mike Shanahan has not committed to giving him more carries, he has been impressed by Pittman's play.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) will be limited during practice this week.

RB | Selvin Young | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Selvin Young (groin) suffered a groin injury in the team's Week 5 game, though the injury does not appear serious. Young shouldn't miss any playing time.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys coaches are showing more confidence in RB Felix Jones and would like to work him more into the offense.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson (toe) may miss some practice time this week because of a toe injury.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson said he wasn't surprised with his lack of rushing success in Week 5 as he figured teams were going to "gang up on the run" after his success in Week 4. "I've seen it coming," Johnson said. "There are certain things in a game that you as a player know what's going to happen. They're going to gang up on the run because of the success we had the week before. That's what you've got to live with. You've got to take it in stride and hopefully do better next week." Johnson ran for just two yards on seven carries last week, which was his lowest rushing total since taking over as the feature back in 2005.

RB | Mewelde Moore | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Mewelde Moore had 17 carries for 99 rushing yards during the team's Week 5 game. Moore caught three passes for 17 receiving yards during the game.

RB | Tim Hightower | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals RB Tim Hightower rushed for 37 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries in the team's Week 5 game.

RB | Kevin Faulk | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots RB Kevin Faulk rushed for 32 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries in the team's Week 5 game.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart had 19 carries for 72 yards during the team's Week 5 game.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams had 20 carries for 123 yards with two rushing touchdowns Week 5. He also caught a 25-yard touchdown pass in the game.

RB | Ahman Green | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans RB Ahman Green had 12 carries for 47 yards during the team's Week 5 game.

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton had 16 carries for 93 yards with two rushing touchdowns during the team's Week 5 game.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai had 17 carries for 71 rushing yards with a touchdown Week 5. He also caught a three-yard pass in the game.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw had 11 carries for 65 rushing yards during the team's Week 5 game.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs had 15 carries for 136 yards with two touchdowns during the team's Week 5 game.

RB | Julius Jones | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks RB Julius Jones had 17 carries for 61 rushing yards during the team's Week 5 game. He also caught in a pass for 13 receiving yards.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis rushed for 145 yards and one touchdown on 29 carries in the team's Week 5 game.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown rushed for 125 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries in the team's Week 5 game.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner rushed for 121 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries in the team's Week 5 game.


Fullback

FB | B.J. Askew | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB B.J. Askew (hamstring) missed the team's Week 5 game. He remains questionable at best for the team's Week 6 game.

FB | Chris Taylor | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Chris Taylor (quadriceps) did not play in the team's Week 5 game because of a quadriceps injury. He may be able to play in the team's Week 6 game.

FB | Deon Anderson | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys FB Deon Anderson (knee) played in the team's Week 5 game. He saw his full compliment of work at fullback and on special teams during the game.

FB | Mike Tolbert | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers FB Mike Tolbert (ankle) may be limited during practice this week.


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 close to playing, but he might wait until Week 8 to return to the lineup.

WR | Joey Galloway | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Joey Galloway (ankle) missed the team's Week 5 game and there is no telling when he will return. He could be back for Week 6, but the team will not know until at least Wednesday, Oct. 8.

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (shoulder) played 33 snaps Week 5. It was his first game back this year and he showed no signs of rust.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch's (heel) status for Week 6 is unknown, but he appears to be doubtful for the game.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons WR Laurent Robinson (knee) is not able to cut on his sprained left knee, but he is unlikely to play Week 6.

WR | James Jones | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers WR James Jones (knee) played in the team's Week 5 game and appeared to come out of the game fine.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress said he didn't show up for work Monday, Sept. 22, because of some family issues, and if given the chance again, he wouldn't do anything differently. "I ran into some family issues as far as taking my son to school and things like that," said Burress. "It was not like I purposely missed out or that was my intention. It just seemed to happen that way and I didn't feel any reason to explain to them what happened or why I missed because I don't feel it is really anybody's business." Burress also said he might have put in a phone call to the team, but that would have been the only thing.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (thumb) injured his left thumb on the team's last drive of the game in Week 5. He is expected to start Week 6.

WR | Brandon Lloyd | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Brandon Lloyd (knee) did not play in the team's Week 5 game because of a knee injury. He is considered day-to-day and may not play in the team's Week 6 game.

WR | Drew Bennett | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Drew Bennett (foot) is expected to miss two to three more weeks because of a foot injury. He is no longer wearing a boot and may start to do some running during practice.

WR | Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eddie Royal (ankle) was on crutches Sunday, Oct. 5, after leaving the team's Week 5 game early. Royal doesn't think the injury is serious, but he could still miss this week.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin (head) did not play in the team's Week 5 game. He may not be able to play in Week 6.

WR | Chris Chambers | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Chris Chambers (ankle) may miss the team's Week 6 game because of an ankle injury. The Chargers are still waiting for the test results on Chambers' ankle.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Hackett (knee) left the team's Week 5 game with a knee injury. His status is expected to be updated Wednesday, Oct. 8. WR Dwayne Jarrett could be the No. 3 receiver in Week 6 if Hackett can't go.

WR | Dwayne Jarrett | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Hackett (knee) left the team's Week 5 game with a knee injury. His status is expected to be updated Wednesday, Oct. 8. WR Dwayne Jarrett could be the No. 3 receiver in Week 6 if Hackett can't go.

WR | Roy Williams | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
ESPNews reports the Detroit Lions have had no trade discussions regarding WR Roy Williams.

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward had seven receptions for 90 yards with a touchdown during the team's Week 5 game.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald caught seven passes for 52 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 5 game.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh caught seven passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 5 game.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens caught two passes for 67 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 5 game.

WR | Isaac Bruce | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers WR Isaac Bruce caught three passes for 49 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 5 game.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss caught five passes for 111 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 5 game.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson caught nine passes for 131 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 5 game. With his performance, he surpassed 5,000 receiving yards in his career.

WR | Muhsin Muhammad | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Muhsin Muhammad had three receptions for 71 yards with a touchdown during the team's Week 5 game.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith had six receptions for 96 yards during the team's Week 5 game

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne had seven receptions for 97 yards with a touchdown during the team's Week 5 game.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White caught eight passes for 132 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 5 game.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Craig, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings WR Bernard Berrian (knee) took part during the brief portion of practice Saturday, Oct. 4, that was open to the media. Berrian said he's "optimistic" he will play Week 5.


Tight End

TE | Joe Klopfenstein | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit
St. Louis Rams TE Joe Klopfenstein will start at tight end, replacing TE Randy McMichael (leg), who was placed on Injured Reserve.

TE | Tony Scheffler | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Denver Broncos TE Tony Scheffler (groin) said his groin has been bothering him, and he injured himself with less than two minutes remaining in the team's Week 5 game. Scheffler said the injury isn't serious, but he has expressed some doubt he will be able to play this week.

TE | Casey FitzSimmons | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (elbow) returned to the team's Week 5 game after suffering an elbow injury, and he is expected to play Week 6.

TE | Randy McMichael | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Transaction, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Jim Haslett announced the Rams have placed TE Randy McMichael (leg) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2008 season.

TE | Jacob Tamme | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts TE Jacob Tamme (ankle) didn't play in Week 5 because of a minor ankle injury, and his status is uncertain for Week 6.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow (knee) is expected to play in the team's Week 6 game.

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley set a career high with 109 receiving yards in Week 5.

TE | Heath Miller | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller had five receptions for 45 yards with a touchdown during the team's Week 5 game.

TE | Dallas Clark | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark caught five passes for 81 yards during the team's Week 5 game.


Place Kicker

PK | Mike Nugent | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Dan Leberfeld, of JetsConfidential.com, reports New York Jets PK Mike Nugent (thigh) will not play Week 6.

PK | David Akers | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles PK David Akers has missed nine field goals in a row from 45 yards and longer.

PK | Shaun Suisham | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins PK Shaun Suisham made all three of his field goal attempts in the team's Week 5 game. All of the field goals were over 40 yards.


Defensive Line

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (knee) played in the team's Week 5 game. He has tendonitis in his knees that will be a chronic problem this season. He is expected to play in the team's Week 6 game.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham has seven sacks on the year. He is also doing more to help the defense. Head coach Mike Smith said, "(Against Green Bay) he caused a penalty, a holding penalty. He also caused an intentional grounding penalty which doesn't count as a sack . . . So it was a very big play for us and then the next play we end up getting the interception. He also hit the quarterback five times and had a tackle for a loss." The team is using Abraham to rush from either left or right end. They are also giving him breaks during games to help keep him fresh down the stretch.

DL | Tommie Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DL Tommie Harris (knee) is expected to play in the team's Week 6 game. General manager Jerry Angelo said the Bears do not believe Harris is injured.

DL | Tank Johnson | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys DL Tank Johnson (ankle) played in the team's Week 5 game. He called it one of his worst games he has had. Johnson is trying to play through the pain.

DL | Bertrand Berry | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Bertrand Berry (groin) did not play in the team's Week 5 game because of a groin injury. He is considered week-to-week.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts DL Dwight Freeney (leg) hurt his leg during the team's Week 5 game, and his status for Week 6 is considered uncertain.

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 5 game because of a calf injury. It appears Taylor is getting closer to returning, and head coach Jim Zorn said Taylor is expected to "rev it up" this week.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns DL Shaun Rogers (shoulder) is expected to play in the team's Week 6 game.


Linebacker

LB | E.J. Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Transaction
Updating a previous report, Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Vikings have placed LB E.J. Henderson (foot) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2008 season. He underwent surgery on his left foot Monday, Oct. 6.

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 (groin) played in the team's Week 5 game. He did not seem to aggravate his injury and it appears he likely will play in Week 6.

LB | Barrett Ruud | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
PewterReport.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Barrett Ruud (knee) thinks he'll be fine for the team's Week 6 game. "I think I'll be fine, it is a day-by day thing," said Ruud. "Hopefully it feels better day-by-day but I think I'll be fine." An MRI turned up nothing wrong with Ruud's knee, and he characterized the injury as a sprain.

LB | Will Witherspoon | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
St. Louis Rams head coach Jim Haslett said LB Will Witherspoon (shoulder) did some work during practice Monday, Oct. 6.

LB | Marcus Washington | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 5 game because of a hamstring injury.

LB | Boss Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos LB Boss Bailey (calf) had to leave the team's Week 5 game at times due to calf cramps.


Cornerback

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha (elbow) was limited in practice Monday, Oct. 6, and he should play Week 6.

CB | Kelly Jennings | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Kelly Jennings (concussion) underwent tests that showed no lingering damage. He should be available for Week 6.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) might miss the team's Week 6 game. Head coach Wade Phillips said Newman underwent more tests on his groin Monday, Oct. 6, and his availability for the game is unknown. Team trainer Jim Maurer said Newman has been bothered by soreness in his groin every since returning to action Sept. 15.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (spleen) began light exercise last week but will miss at least several more weeks. His status for the rest of the year will not be known until he undergoes another round of CT scans in one to three 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) played in the team's Week 5 game. He said his toe is getting better. He likely will not practice this week but likely will play in the team's Week 6 game.

CB | Nathan Vasher | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears CB Nathan Vasher (wrist) did not play in the team's Week 5 game after undergoing surgery to insert a pin in his right wrist. He is expected to play in the team's Week 6 game and likely will have some type of protective padding on his wrist.

CB | Roderick Hood | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals CB Roderick Hood (groin) will undergo an MRI Monday, Oct. 6, after suffering a groin injury during the team's Week 5 game.

CB | Marlin Jackson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Marlin Jackson (foot) hurt his foot during the team's Week 5 game, and his status is uncertain for Week 6.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts CB Kelvin Hayden (foot) hurt his foot during the team's Week 5 game, and his status for Week 6 is uncertain.

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 5 game because of a calf injury.

CB | Carlos Rogers | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins CB Carlos Rogers was assigned to cover Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson in Week 5 and held the Eagles receiver to one catch for eight yards.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee (knee) did not make the trip with the team for Week 5. As previously reported, he is out for the game.


Strong Safety

SS | Aaron Rouse | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers SS Aaron Rouse (knee) did not play in the team's Week 5 game because of a knee injury. His status for Week 6 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) was removed late in the team's Week 5 game with an aggravation of his sprained right elbow. His status for Week 6 is uncertain.

SS | Atari Bigby | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers SS Atari Bigby (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 5 game because of a hamstring injury. His status for Week 6 is uncertain.

SS | Dexter Jackson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals SS Dexter Jackson (thumb) has a chance to play in Week 6 against the New York Jets.

SS | Roy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys SS Roy Williams (forearm) may participate in practice some this week but will not play in the team's Week 6 game.

SS | Adrian Wilson | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals SS Adrian Wilson (hamstring) played on a limited basis in the team's Week 5 game. He is considered day-to-day.

SS | Clinton Hart | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
San Diego Chargers SS Clinton Hart (shoulder) is OK after suffering a shoulder injury.

SS | Sean Jones | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns SS Sean Jones (knee) said he will be a game-time decision for the team's Week 6 game. He is more likely to return for the team's Week 7 game.


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) started in the team's Week 5 game and came out of the game fine.

FS | Will Demps | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans FS Will Demps (hamstring) did not play in the team's Week 5 game because of a hamstring injury. The Texans are hoping Demps will be able to practice Wednesday, Oct. 8.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (ankle) will be out until at least Week 8 or Week 9 with a serious right ankle sprain. Sanders also had his knee scoped.

FS | Brandon Meriweather | New England Patriots | Injury News
Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots FS Brandon Meriweather (ankle) left Week 5 in the first quarter with an ankle injury but did return to the game.

FS | Ko Simpson | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills FS Ko Simpson (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the team's Week 5 game.

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