Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 30, 2010 @ 10:15:04 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Updating a previous item, Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard (finger) will not be available for the postseason should the team reach that far, according to Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union. Garrard will have surgery in Jacksonville Thursday, Dec. 30, to repair a torn ligament in the middle finger of his right hand. "I thought actually it would be a simple, quick process and be out rehabbing it in a couple weeks. But it's actually quite a lengthy process," Garrard said. Garrard added the rehab on his finger will take about two months.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (concussion) failed another baseline neurological exam Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to ESPN.com. Favre may try to pass the test again Thursday, Dec. 30. Head coach Leslie Frazier said Favre will start against the Detroit Lions in Week 17 if he can participate in practice. "We'd love to see him play," Frazier said. "It's really not a hard decision for me. Brett is a terrific player. We feel very comfortable when he's on the field that we have a great chance to win, so you always want to put the guy out there who is going to give you the best chance to win. If Brett is healthy I think our entire team feels very confident that we have a great chance to win when he's the starting quarterback."

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (quadriceps) is likely to sit out the team's Week 17 game against the Dallas Cowboys because the team is already locked into the No. 3 seed in the NFC, according to The Associated Press. Vick has been selected as the NFC's starting quarterback in the Pro Bowl this year. If Vick does not start in Week 17, QB Kevin Kolb will take snaps under center.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll called a return by QB Matt Hasselbeck (hip) "against the odds" Wednesday, Dec. 29, but Hasselbeck insists he'll be ready to play in Week 17 against the St. Louis Rams, reports The Associated Press. Carroll said that the team is moving ahead with plans to start QB Charlie Whitehurst.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder, foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

QB | Trent Edwards | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trent Edwards is expected to start in the team's Week 17 game in place of injured QB David Garrard (finger), reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times Union.

QB | Shaun Hill | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Shaun Hill has been named the starting quarterback for Week 17, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith has been named the starting quarterback for Week 17, according to Matt Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler said he expects to play the entire game in Week 17 even though the team has clinched a bye in the first round of the playoffs, reports Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune.


Running Back

RB | Mike Bell | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Mike Bell could receive extended playing time in Week 17 with RB Peyton Hillis (ribs) nursing an injury, according to CBSSports.com.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, but he was able to ride a stationary bike during the early portion of the practice, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com. Bradshaw is expected to play in Week 17.

RB | LaRod Stephens-Howling | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (hamstring) is uncertain for Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. Stephens-Howling was inactive in Week 16 and he did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) needs surgery on his knee, but he plans to wait until after Week 17 to see if the team makes the playoffs, reports Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) made an appearance in the team locker room Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports The Associated Press. Portis, who is on season-ending Injured Reserve, said he feels he has a lot left in the tank. "I know I got good football left in me, being fresh, the last two years not having a lot of contact," Portis said. "The two injuries, the concussion and the groin, was just really fluke injuries. I don't think that's a wear and tear like, 'Oh, his body broke down.'"

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews is expected to see a majority of the carries in Week 17 with RB Mike Tolbert (neck) out, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. "It will be a good learning experience to be out there to see how my body can handle it," Mathews said Wednesday, Dec. 29. "It's going to suck not having Tolbert there. He gets the game started, running people over. I'm just going to have to step up."

RB | Anthony Dixon | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers C David Baas (ribs), RB Anthony Dixon (ankle) and LB Takeo Spikes (hand) were all limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to 49ers.com.

RB | Brian Westbrook | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Brian Westbrook and TE Nate Byham (heel) both missed practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to 49ers.com. Westbrook's absence was not injury related.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (chest) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

RB | Chris Ivory | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) and DL Jimmy Wilkerson (foot) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain (ribs) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ribs) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Broncos.com.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

RB | Mike Hart | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Mike Hart (ankle) and LB Clint Session (elbow) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

RB | Bernard Scott | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle), TE Jermaine Gresham (knee), RB Bernard Scott (toe) and LB Dan Skuta (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Bengals.com.

RB | Mewelde Moore | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Mewelde Moore (knee), DE Aaron Smith (triceps), LBs James Harrison (illness) and Jason Worilds (knee) and SS Troy Polamalu (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Steelers.com.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports Panthers.com.


Fullback

FB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Earnest Graham (neck) has been ruled out for Week 17.

FB | Jacob Hester | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers LB Antwan Applewhite (ankle), LB Stephen Cooper (knee), LB Larry English (foot), FB Jacob Hester (knee), OG Scott Mruczkowski (ankle) and RB Mike Tolbert (neck, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

FB | Lawrence Vickers | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns DL Shaun Rogers (ankle, hip), FB Lawrence Vickers (illness) and OG Floyd Womack (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to ClevelandBrowns.com.

FB | Greg Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars S Courtney Greene (shoulder) and FB Greg Jones (back) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Jaguars.com.

FB | Tony Fiammetta | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers FB Tony Fiammetta (ankle) and DT Edward Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports Panthers.com.


Wide Receiver

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is not participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 30, and is considered questionable for Week 17, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com.

WR | Courtney Roby | New Orleans Saints | Injury
The New Orleans Saints have placed WR Courtney Roby (concussion) on Injured Reserve, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Roy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams (groin) understands that Week 17 could be his last game with the team, according to Bill Nichols, of The Dallas Morning News. Williams is owed $20.4 million over the next three years of his deal. "I can only do what I can do," Williams said. "I want to be here. If not, I will be somewhere else."

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (hamstring) is expected to play in the team's Week 17 game, according to CBSSports.com. Floyd was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29. "He ran around pretty good," head coach Norv Turner said. "Hopefully he will be able to play on Sunday."

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (concussion) said Wednesday, Dec. 29, that he suffered a concussion on the final series in the Week 16 game against the Dallas Cowboys Saturday, Dec. 25, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. "I don't remember much of that game to be honest with you," Fitzgerald said. "The play before I took a shot and I was a little bit out of it."

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after returning a kick 99 yards for score in Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

WR | Earl Bennett | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (ankle), C Olin Kreutz and LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee) all missed practice Wednesday, Dec. 29. Kreutz's absence was not injury related.

WR | Robert Meachem | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints DL Remi Ayodele (ankle), DL Alex Brown (shoulder), WR Robert Meachem (toe) and WR Courtney Roby (head) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

WR | Sammie Stroughter | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT James Lee (ankle), WR Sammie Stroughter (hamstring) and TE Kellen Winslow (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

WR | Sam Hurd | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Jesse Holley (knee), WR Sam Hurd (head), LB Bradie James (knee), QB Jon Kitna (abdomen) and LB Leon Williams (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

WR | Patrick Crayton | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Patrick Crayton (wrist) and LB Brandon Siler (ribs) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (hip), PK Olindo Mare (back), WR Brandon Stokley (head) and LB Lofa Tatupu (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

WR | Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (ankle), WR Eddie Royal (groin), QB Tim Tebow (ankle) and WR Demaryius Thomas (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to DenverBroncos.com.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (ankle), WR Eddie Royal (groin), QB Tim Tebow (ankle) and WR Demaryius Thomas (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to DenverBroncos.com.

WR | Deion Branch | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee), LB Jermaine Cunningham (calf), TE Aaron Hernandez (hip) and DL Myron Pryor (back) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports AtlantaFalcons.com.

WR | Mike Sims-Walker | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Mike Sims-Walker (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Jaguars.com.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (thigh), WR Derrick Mason (ankle, abdominal) and TE Dennis Pitta (quadriceps) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

WR | Chad Ochocinco | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Bengals.com.

WR | Brad Smith | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), WR Brad Smith (hand) and LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), WR Brad Smith (hand) and LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

WR | Donald Jones | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills OT Demetrius Bell (knee), OG Cordaro Howard (shoulder), LB Chris Kelsay (knee), WR David Nelson (ribs), WR Donald Jones (head), DL Kyle Williams (hip), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee), S Jon Corto (illness), CB Terrence McGee (head) and DL Torell Troup (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

WR | David Nelson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills OT Demetrius Bell (knee), OG Cordaro Howard (shoulder), LB Chris Kelsay (knee), WR David Nelson (ribs), WR Donald Jones (head), DL Kyle Williams (hip), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee), S Jon Corto (illness), CB Terrence McGee (head) and DL Torell Troup (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports HoustonTexans.com.

WR | Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced they have placed WR Arrelious Benn (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said WR DeSean Jackson's (foot) foot is bothering him and he is having it looked at Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News.


Tight End

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot), who was elected as a starter to the Pro Bowl, doesn't know if he will be able to play in the game, according to CBSSports.com. "The situation with the injury is obviously an ongoing process with me," Gates said. "Right now my mind is just focused on getting healthy."

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (thumb) practiced fully Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to 49ers.com.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints DL Anthony Hargrove (knee), TE Jeremy Shockey (groin), TE David Thomas (knee) and LB Anthony Waters (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT James Lee (ankle), WR Sammie Stroughter (hamstring) and TE Kellen Winslow (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

TE | Zach Miller | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle), OT Mario Henderson (ankle) and TE Zach Miller (foot) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

TE | Michael Hoomanawanui | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee), LB Jermaine Cunningham (calf), TE Aaron Hernandez (hip) and DL Myron Pryor (back) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

TE | Anthony Fasano | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins CB Nolan Carroll (head), LB Karlos Dansby (toe), TE Anthony Fasano (knee) and OT Lydon Murtha (head) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

TE | Benjamin Watson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns LB Eric Alexander (groin), LB Marcus Benard (shoulder), CB Sheldon Brown (shoulder), DL Kenyon Coleman (knee), TE Robert Royal (shoulder), OG John St. Clair (ankle) and TE Benjamin Watson (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to ClevelandBrowns.com.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (thigh), WR Derrick Mason (ankle, abdominal) and TE Dennis Pitta (quadriceps) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

TE | Jermaine Gresham | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle), TE Jermaine Gresham (knee), RB Bernard Scott (toe) and LB Dan Skuta (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Bengals.com.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports HoustonTexans.com.


Place Kicker

PK | Graham Gano | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins PK Graham Gano was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after nailing a 31-yard game-winning field goal in overtime in Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, reports The Associated Press.

PK | Olindo Mare | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (hip), PK Olindo Mare (back), WR Brandon Stokley (head) and LB Lofa Tatupu (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

PK | Rob Bironas | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DEs Jason Babin (shoulder) and William Hayes (concussion), FS Michael Griffin (knee) and PK Rob Bironas (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

PK | Neil Rackers | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans TE Garrett Graham (hamstring), DTs Shaun Cody (knee) and Earl Mitchell (ankle), LB Darryl Sharpton (shoulder), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and PK Neil Rackers (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports HoustonTexans.com.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Langston Walker | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OT Langston Walker (concussion) took the field for warmups, but was unable to practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Walker has passed the battery of tests necessary for concussions, but his status for Week 17 against the Kansas City Chiefs is still unclear.

OT | Joe Staley | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers CB Phillip Adams (ankle), LB Keaton Kristick (concussion), OT Joe Staley (fibula) and LB Patrick Willis (hand) have all been declared out for Week 17, according to 49ers.com.

OT | Mario Henderson | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle), OT Mario Henderson (ankle) and TE Zach Miller (foot) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

OT | John St. Clair | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns LB Eric Alexander (groin), LB Marcus Benard (shoulder), CB Sheldon Brown (shoulder), DL Kenyon Coleman (knee), TE Robert Royal (shoulder), OG John St. Clair (ankle) and TE Benjamin Watson (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to ClevelandBrowns.com.

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knees), S Nick Collins (ribs), LB Clay Matthews (shin), CB Sam Shields (knee) and C Scott Wells (back) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

OT | Charlie Johnson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Charlie Johnson (groin), DE Dwight Freeney (rest), DT Daniel Muir (chest), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck) and SS Al Afalava (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

OT | Damien Woody | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DL Shaun Ellis (back), S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle) and OT Damien Woody (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

OT | Demetrius Bell | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills OT Demetrius Bell (knee), OG Cordaro Howard (shoulder), LB Chris Kelsay (knee), WR David Nelson (ribs), WR Donald Jones (head), DL Kyle Williams (hip), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee), S Jon Corto (illness), CB Terrence McGee (head) and DL Torell Troup (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.


Guard

OG | David Baas | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers C David Baas (ribs), RB Anthony Dixon (ankle) and LB Takeo Spikes (hand) were all limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to 49ers.com.

OG | Dan Connolly | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots LB Tully Banta-Cain (flu), DL Ron Brace (elbow), OG Dan Connolly (concussion) and DL Mike Wright (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

OG | Floyd Womack | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns DL Shaun Rogers (ankle, hip), FB Lawrence Vickers (illness) and OG Floyd Womack (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to ClevelandBrowns.com.

OG | Cordaro Howard | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills OT Demetrius Bell (knee), OG Cordaro Howard (shoulder), LB Chris Kelsay (knee), WR David Nelson (ribs), WR Donald Jones (head), DL Kyle Williams (hip), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee), S Jon Corto (illness), CB Terrence McGee (head) and DL Torell Troup (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

OG | Antoine Caldwell | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Antoine Caldwell (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports HoustonTexans.com.


Defensive Line

DL | Derrick Burgess | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have released DE Derrick Burgess, according to Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

DL | Bobby McCray | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with free-agent DE Bobby McCray (Saints), a source told John Clayton, of ESPN. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants DL Justin Tuck (chest) was unable to practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, although the injury is not considered serious, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com.

DL | Alex Brown | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints DL Remi Ayodele (ankle), DL Alex Brown (shoulder), WR Robert Meachem (toe) and WR Courtney Roby (head) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Jimmy Wilkerson | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) and DL Jimmy Wilkerson (foot) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Anthony Hargrove | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints DL Anthony Hargrove (knee), TE Jeremy Shockey (groin), TE David Thomas (knee) and LB Anthony Waters (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DL Richard Seymour (hamstring) and OT Langston Walker (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants S Brian Jackson (knee) and DL Osi Umenyiora (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Chris Canty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Will Blackmon (knee), DL Chris Canty (neck), C Shaun O'Hara (foot, Achilles'), S Antrel Rolle (ankle), DL Dave Tollefson (knee), DL Justin Tuck (chest) and CB Corey Webster (ribs) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Kenyon Coleman | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns LB Eric Alexander (groin), LB Marcus Benard (shoulder), CB Sheldon Brown (shoulder), DL Kenyon Coleman (knee), TE Robert Royal (shoulder), OG John St. Clair (ankle) and TE Benjamin Watson (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to ClevelandBrowns.com.

DL | Kroy Biermann | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DE Kroy Biermann (calf) and DT Jamaal Anderson (quadriceps) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports AtlantaFalcons.com.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons C Todd McClure (ankle), DE John Abraham (groin), DT Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder) and LB Curtis Lofton (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports AtlantaFalcons.com.

DL | Jonathan Babineaux | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons C Todd McClure (ankle), DE John Abraham (groin), DT Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder) and LB Curtis Lofton (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports AtlantaFalcons.com.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns DL Shaun Rogers (ankle, hip), FB Lawrence Vickers (illness) and OG Floyd Womack (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to ClevelandBrowns.com.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (ankle), LB Erik Walden (quadriceps) and CB Charles Woodson (toe) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Jason Babin | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DEs Jason Babin (shoulder) and William Hayes (concussion), FS Michael Griffin (knee) and PK Rob Bironas (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Cullen Jenkins (calf), OG Marshall Newhouse (back) and LB Frank Zombo (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Eric Foster | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DT Eric Foster (arm) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Charlie Johnson (groin), DE Dwight Freeney (rest), DT Daniel Muir (chest), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck) and SS Al Afalava (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Daniel Muir | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Charlie Johnson (groin), DE Dwight Freeney (rest), DT Daniel Muir (chest), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck) and SS Al Afalava (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Carlos Dunlap | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DL Carlos Dunlap (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Bengals.com.

DL | Trevor Pryce | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Sione Pouha (back), DL Trevor Pryce (hip), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) and S Eric Smith (concussion) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Sione Pouha | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Sione Pouha (back), DL Trevor Pryce (hip), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) and S Eric Smith (concussion) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Shaun Ellis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DL Shaun Ellis (back), S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle) and OT Damien Woody (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Mewelde Moore (knee), DE Aaron Smith (triceps), LBs James Harrison (illness) and Jason Worilds (knee) and SS Troy Polamalu (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Steelers.com.

DL | Kyle Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills OT Demetrius Bell (knee), OG Cordaro Howard (shoulder), LB Chris Kelsay (knee), WR David Nelson (ribs), WR Donald Jones (head), DL Kyle Williams (hip), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee), S Jon Corto (illness), CB Terrence McGee (head) and DL Torell Troup (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

DL | Shaun Cody | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans TE Garrett Graham (hamstring), DTs Shaun Cody (knee) and Earl Mitchell (ankle), LB Darryl Sharpton (shoulder), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and PK Neil Rackers (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports HoustonTexans.com.


Linebacker

LB | Patrick Willis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers LB Patrick Willis (hand) was voted to his fourth career Pro Bowl this season, but it is unknown if he will play after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand, according to ESPN.com. LB Navorro Bowman will start in Willis' place in Week 17 against the Arizona Cardinals.

LB | Takeo Spikes | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers C David Baas (ribs), RB Anthony Dixon (ankle) and LB Takeo Spikes (hand) were all limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to 49ers.com.

LB | Pisa Tinoisamoa | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (ankle), C Olin Kreutz and LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee) all missed practice Wednesday, Dec. 29. Kreutz's absence was not injury related.

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Keith Brooking | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys LB Keith Brooking (foot) and WR Roy Williams (groin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Bradie James | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Jesse Holley (knee), WR Sam Hurd (head), LB Bradie James (knee), QB Jon Kitna (abdomen) and LB Leon Williams (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Clark Haggans | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals LB Clark Haggans (groin), TE Ben Patrick (hamstring) and RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Joey Porter | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals LB Joey Porter (triceps) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Brandon Siler | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Patrick Crayton (wrist) and LB Brandon Siler (ribs) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Stephen Cooper | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers LB Antwan Applewhite (ankle), LB Stephen Cooper (knee), LB Larry English (foot), FB Jacob Hester (knee), OG Scott Mruczkowski (ankle) and RB Mike Tolbert (neck, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (hip), PK Olindo Mare (back), WR Brandon Stokley (head) and LB Lofa Tatupu (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Brian Orakpo | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Brandon Banks (knee), S Macho Harris (hip) and LB Brian Orakpo (groin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Jermaine Cunningham | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee), LB Jermaine Cunningham (calf), TE Aaron Hernandez (hip) and DL Myron Pryor (back) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Tully Banta-Cain | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots LB Tully Banta-Cain (flu), DL Ron Brace (elbow), OG Dan Connolly (concussion) and DL Mike Wright (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Karlos Dansby | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins CB Nolan Carroll (head), LB Karlos Dansby (toe), TE Anthony Fasano (knee) and OT Lydon Murtha (head) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Matt Roth | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns LB Matt Roth (thumb) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to ClevelandBrowns.com.

LB | Curtis Lofton | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons C Todd McClure (ankle), DE John Abraham (groin), DT Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder) and LB Curtis Lofton (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports AtlantaFalcons.com.

LB | Justin Durant | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Justin Durant (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Jaguars.com.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knees), S Nick Collins (ribs), LB Clay Matthews (shin), CB Sam Shields (knee) and C Scott Wells (back) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Landon Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB Landon Johnson (concussion) and CBs Tye Hill (illness) and Chris Houston (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Clint Session | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Mike Hart (ankle) and LB Clint Session (elbow) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Frank Zombo | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Cullen Jenkins (calf), OG Marshall Newhouse (back) and LB Frank Zombo (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Steelers.com.

LB | Tavares Gooden | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (knee), LB Prescott Burgess (illness), LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder) and S Tom Zbikowski (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Mewelde Moore (knee), DE Aaron Smith (triceps), LBs James Harrison (illness) and Jason Worilds (knee) and SS Troy Polamalu (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Steelers.com.

LB | Chris Kelsay | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills OT Demetrius Bell (knee), OG Cordaro Howard (shoulder), LB Chris Kelsay (knee), WR David Nelson (ribs), WR Donald Jones (head), DL Kyle Williams (hip), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee), S Jon Corto (illness), CB Terrence McGee (head) and DL Torell Troup (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

LB | Brian Cushing | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee, foot) and SS Bernard Pollard (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports HoustonTexans.com.

LB | Stewart Bradley | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Stewart Bradley (elbow) will not play in the team's Week 17 game but should be ready to play in the first round of the playoffs, reports Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News.


Cornerback

CB | Sam Shields | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers CB Sam Shields (knee) may undergo an MRI on his knee to find out if there is a hidden injury in the knee, report Tom Silverstein and Gary D'Amato, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The team's athletic trainer did some stability tests on the knee and it was found to be in good shape. Shields said he will play in Week 17.

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday, Dec. 29, that CB Corey Webster (ribs) is expected to practice Thursday, Dec. 30, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle), OT Mario Henderson (ankle) and TE Zach Miller (foot) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

CB | Carlos Rogers | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB Carlos Rogers (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Broncos.com.

CB | Kyle Arrington | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CBs Kyle Arrington (elbow) and Devin McCourty (rib) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

CB | Devin McCourty | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CBs Kyle Arrington (elbow) and Devin McCourty (rib) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

CB | Sheldon Brown | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns LB Eric Alexander (groin), LB Marcus Benard (shoulder), CB Sheldon Brown (shoulder), DL Kenyon Coleman (knee), TE Robert Royal (shoulder), OG John St. Clair (ankle) and TE Benjamin Watson (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to ClevelandBrowns.com.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (ankle), LB Erik Walden (quadriceps) and CB Charles Woodson (toe) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB Landon Johnson (concussion) and CBs Tye Hill (illness) and Chris Houston (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Charlie Johnson (groin), DE Dwight Freeney (rest), DT Daniel Muir (chest), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck) and SS Al Afalava (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle), TE Jermaine Gresham (knee), RB Bernard Scott (toe) and LB Dan Skuta (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Bengals.com.

CB | Antonio Cromartie | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Sione Pouha (back), DL Trevor Pryce (hip), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) and S Eric Smith (concussion) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Sione Pouha (back), DL Trevor Pryce (hip), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) and S Eric Smith (concussion) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

CB | Chris Gamble | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers DT Nick Hayden (head) and CB Chris Gamble (ankle) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports Panthers.com.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel (knee) underwent an MRI on his sore knee but everything checked out fine, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Strong Safety

SS | Reed Doughty | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DL Anthony Bryant (elbow), S Reed Doughty (head) and C Casey Rabach (shoulder, knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 29.

SS | Courtney Greene | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars S Courtney Greene (shoulder) and FB Greg Jones (back) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Jaguars.com.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Mewelde Moore (knee), DE Aaron Smith (triceps), LBs James Harrison (illness) and Jason Worilds (knee) and SS Troy Polamalu (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Steelers.com.

SS | Bernard Pollard | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee, foot) and SS Bernard Pollard (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports HoustonTexans.com.


Free Safety

FS | Antrel Rolle | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants FS Antrel Rolle (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, but he said he plans to play in Week 17 against the Chicago Bears, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos S David Bruton (ribs), S Brian Dawkins (knee), S Darcel McBath (quadriceps) and QB Kyle Orton (ribs) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Broncos.com.

FS | Darcel McBath | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos S David Bruton (ribs), S Brian Dawkins (knee), S Darcel McBath (quadriceps) and QB Kyle Orton (ribs) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to Broncos.com.

FS | Nick Collins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knees), S Nick Collins (ribs), LB Clay Matthews (shin), CB Sam Shields (knee) and C Scott Wells (back) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

FS | Michael Griffin | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DEs Jason Babin (shoulder) and William Hayes (concussion), FS Michael Griffin (knee) and PK Rob Bironas (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Sione Pouha (back), DL Trevor Pryce (hip), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) and S Eric Smith (concussion) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

FS | Kareem Moore | Washington Redskins | Injury, Transaction
The Washington Redskins have placed FS Kareem Moore (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, according to The Washington Post.

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