Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 6, 2011 @ 09:40:09 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Chad Henne | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Chad Henne (shoulder) will choose surgery over rest for his injured left shoulder and will miss the rest of the season.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) threw some in practice Thursday, Oct. 6, but mostly stood with his bruised left foot in a protective boot and watched practice. "Even if I can't go full speed, if I can just sit back there and take a snap and see a picture, that helps me a lot. Film study and making sure I'm mentally ready," Roethlisberger said.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Donovan McNabb put in extra time after practice Wednesday, Oct. 5, with WRs Devin Aromashodu and Bernard Berrian.

QB | Jason Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (foot), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), S Michael Huff (ankle), DL Jarvis Moss (chest) and WR Louis Murphy (groin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

QB | Kerry Collins | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Kerry Collins (concussion) and LB Ernie Sims (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck) has been ruled out for Week 5.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (finger) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman has been very effective on converting third downs this season, mainly because he is spreading the ball around to many targets. RB Earnest Graham and WR Preston Parker have been his favorite third-down targets this year. Parker is ranked second in the NFL in third-down receptions with 10, while Graham is tied for third overall with eight catches. TE Kellen Winslow has four third-down catches.

QB | Brodie Croyle | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins are not expected to sign free-agent QB Brodie Croyle (Chiefs) or QB Trent Edwards (Raiders) after working out both Tuesday, Oct. 4.

QB | Trent Edwards | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins are not expected to sign free-agent QB Brodie Croyle (Chiefs) or QB Trent Edwards (Raiders) after working out both Tuesday, Oct. 4.


Running Back

RB | Jackie Battle | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Kansas City Chiefs could turn to RB Jackie Battle earlier in their Week 5 game. Battle has emerged as a viable part of the rotation at running back after securing a huge first down late in the team's Week 4 game. With the Chiefs limiting RB Dexter McCluster because of his diminutive size and with RB Thomas Jones and FB Le'Ron McClain being ineffective running the ball, Battle should see more playing time.

RB | Laurence Maroney | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins worked out free-agent RB Laurence Maroney (Broncos), according to a league source.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) is expected to return to practice Thursday, Oct. 6, after missing practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram is averaging just 3.5 yards per carry to 5.0 yards per carry for RB Pierre Thomas. However, Ingram is getting nearly all of the short-yardage and goal-line carries against heavier fronts. Ingram has 10 carries when the team needs one yard for a first down, while Thomas has none. Overall, Ingram has 53 carries to just 27 for Thomas.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews posted 100 total yards for the fifth straight game in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins, but he is still not satisfied. "I think I took a step back today," Mathews said. "I left a couple of plays out there. There are little things keeping me from big runs. It's a game of inches and milliseconds, and I'm missing chances at bigger gains." Despite the criticism of himself, the team's confidence is growing. He is averaging 16 carries per game, and head coach Norv Turner said he'd like to see that number increase to 24-25 carries.

RB | C.J. Spiller | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (leg) is expected to be ready to play in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He tweaked a leg late in the Week 4 loss against the Cincinnati Bengals.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (ankle) said Wednesday, Oct. 5, that his ankle is feeling better than it was at this point last week. He is expected to play in Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson said his slow start this year hasn't been the result of being rusty, but rather it has been a timing issue between himself and the offensive line.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (undisclosed) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders S Jerome Boyd (knee), RB Michael Bush (ankle), RB Taiwan Jones (calf) and S Michael Mitchell (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans LB Tim Dobbins (hamstring), RB Ben Tate (groin) and RB Derrick Ward (ankle, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (kidney) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

RB | Jason Snelling | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas (calf), DL Jonathan Babineaux (knee), RB Jason Snelling (concussion), S William Moore (neck) and CB Chris Owens (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

RB | Danny Woodhead | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle), DL Albert Haynesworth (back), LB Jerod Mayo (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back), RB Danny Woodhead (ankle) and DL Mike Wright (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

RB | Mewelde Moore | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Mewelde Moore (ankle), OG Chris Kemoeatu (knee), DE Aaron Smith (foot), DT Casey Hampton (shoulder), LBs James Harrison (eye) and Jason Worilds (quadriceps) and CB Cortez Allen (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

RB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis' agent, Kennard McGuire, said he advised Hillis not to play in Week 3 when he was weakened by strep throat. McGuire said Hillis would have jeopardized his health and career if he tried to play through sickness. "Not only could he have hurt himself but he could have hurt his team. Nobody embodies Cleveland like Peyton Hillis. If anyone wants to point a finger, point it at me," McGuire said. McGuire and head coach Pat Shurmur continue to say that Hillis didn't sit out because he was upset with the status of his contract.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (groin) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.


Fullback

FB | Le'Ron McClain | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Kansas City Chiefs could turn to RB Jackie Battle earlier in their Week 5 game. Battle has emerged as a viable part of the rotation at running back after securing a huge first down late in the team's Week 4 game. With the Chiefs limiting RB Dexter McCluster because of his diminutive size and with RB Thomas Jones and FB Le'Ron McClain being ineffective running the ball, Battle should see more playing time.

FB | Moran Norris | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers FB Moran Norris (fibula) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5, and he is expected to miss the Week 5 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

FB | Greg Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Tyson Alualu (knee), S Courtney Greene (neck), FB Greg Jones (undisclosed), DL Aaron Kampman (knee), CB Rashean Mathis (undisclosed), TE Zach X. Miller (shoulder) and WR Kassim Osgood (hamstring were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

FB | Marcel Reece | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders LB Ricky Brown (concussion), TE Richard Gordon (hand), CB Chris X. Johnson (groin), RB Marcel Reece (ankle) and DL Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

FB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman has been very effective on converting third downs this season, mainly because he is spreading the ball around to many targets. RB Earnest Graham and WR Preston Parker have been his favorite third-down targets this year. Parker is ranked second in the NFL in third-down receptions with 10, while Graham is tied for third overall with eight catches. TE Kellen Winslow has four third-down catches.


Wide Receiver

WR | Rashied Davis | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions SS Erik Coleman (foot), SS Amari Spievey (hamstring), OT Jason Fox (foot) and WR Rashied Davis (foot) did not participate in practice periods open to the media Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Terrell Owens | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Bengals) said he will play this season despite undergoing offseason knee surgery. "I'm going to come back," Owens said. Owens added he can still have an impact for a team. "I'm not gonna waste your time, so I wouldn't expect you to waste my time. When I step on the field, you know what you gonna get," Owens said.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson (hamstring) was absent from practice Wednesday, Oct. 5, due to a strained hamstring. The team feels he'll be able to play in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (groin) said Wednesday, Oct. 5, that he is feeling better than the past two weeks when he took off practices on Wednesdays to rest his sore groin.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes said Wednesday, Oct. 5, that there is no rift between he and QB Mark Sanchez after candid comments by the receiver following the Week 4 loss against the Baltimore Ravens. "What we talked about is amongst ourselves," Holmes said. "As professionals, we have to get the job done - do a better job - I have to do a better job of holding on to the ball. He has to do a better job of completing the pass. We'll go forward from there."

WR | Bernard Berrian | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Donovan McNabb put in extra time after practice Wednesday, Oct. 5, with WRs Devin Aromashodu and Bernard Berrian.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (feet) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Oct. 5. He is expected to play in Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

WR | Braylon Edwards | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Braylon Edwards (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5. Edwards is expected to miss the Week 5 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Mike X. Williams (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WR | Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos S Brian Dawkins (ankle), TE Daniel Fells (knee), WR Eddie Royal (groin), WR Demaryius Thomas (finger), TE Julius Thomas (ankle) and CB Jonathan Wilhite (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos S Brian Dawkins (ankle), TE Daniel Fells (knee), WR Eddie Royal (groin), WR Demaryius Thomas (finger), TE Julius Thomas (ankle) and CB Jonathan Wilhite (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WR | Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (foot), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), S Michael Huff (ankle), DL Jarvis Moss (chest) and WR Louis Murphy (groin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Jacoby Jones (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WR | Jonathan Baldwin | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin (thumb) and S Jon McGraw (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WR | Chansi Stuckey | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals WR Chansi Stuckey (hamstring) and OT Brandon Keith (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WR | Early Doucet | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals WR Early Doucet (hamstring), TE Todd Heap (hamstring), C Lyle Sendlein (elbow), LB Joey Porter (knee) and CBs Michael Adams (wrist) and A.J. Jefferson (ankle) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WR | Ruvell Martin | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR Ruvell Martin (knee), C Eric Wood (ankle), OT Demetrius Bell (shoulder), LBs Nick Barnett (ankle), Shawne Merriman (shoulder) and CB Chris White (hamstring) and CB Aaron Williams (chest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (shin) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (thigh) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Mario Manningham said he is not upset about only catching one pass and seeing limited playing time in Week 4 because the team won the game. Manningham said he is still a starter and it is still early in the season.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Plaxico Burress (elbow), LB Garrett McIntyre (concussion) and LB Calvin Pace (abdomen) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WR | Steve E. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles S Nate Allen (knee), WR Jason Avant (shoulder), WR Riley Cooper (hamstring), LB Moise Fokou (neck), CB Brandon Hughes (hamstring), DL Cullen Jenkins (triceps), OT Winston Justice (knee), DL Mike Patterson (knee), WR Steve E. Smith (knee) and DL Darryl Tapp (pectoral) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WR | Preston Parker | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman has been very effective on converting third downs this season, mainly because he is spreading the ball around to many targets. RB Earnest Graham and WR Preston Parker have been his favorite third-down targets this year. Parker is ranked second in the NFL in third-down receptions with 10, while Graham is tied for third overall with eight catches. TE Kellen Winslow has four third-down catches.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said WR Marques Colston is expected to have an increased role in the offense Week 5 because he is completely healed from his collarbone injury.

WR | Mike Sims-Walker | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams WR Mike Sims-Walker (shoulder) and CB Bradley Fletcher (knee) collided during practice Wednesday, Oct. 5. Sims-Walker's shoulder injury is not considered serious. Fletcher will undergo an MRI on his knee injury.

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (elbow, triceps) is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a dislocated elbow and torn triceps.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (thigh) said his thigh is about 85 percent at this point but expects it to be completely healed for the team's Week 6 game.


Tight End

TE | Zach Miller | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday, Oct. 5, that he is hopeful TE Zach Miller (ankle, knee) will be able to play in Week 5 against the New York Giants.

TE | Allen Reisner | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
Minnesota Vikings TE Allen Reisner, who cleared waivers after being cut earlier in the week, was re-signed to the practice squad Wednesday, Oct. 5.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) said Wednesday, Oct. 5, that the hamstring injury he suffered in the preseason is no longer an issue. "It was a little tight the first couple of games," Shiancoe said.

TE | Jim Kleinsasser | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (elbow) has a sore elbow, but he did not appear on the team's injury report Wednesday, Oct. 5. The addition of FB Ryan D'Imperio means Kleinsasser will likely see fewer snaps. "D'Imperio is a natural fullback, so it probably means Jim will have fewer snaps."

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

TE | Todd Heap | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals WR Early Doucet (hamstring), TE Todd Heap (hamstring), C Lyle Sendlein (elbow), LB Joey Porter (knee) and CBs Michael Adams (wrist) and A.J. Jefferson (ankle) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers TE Jeremy Shockey (head), C Geoff Hangartner (back) and OT Jeff Otah (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

TE | Brent Celek | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (illness) and DL Juqua Parker (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman has been very effective on converting third downs this season, mainly because he is spreading the ball around to many targets. RB Earnest Graham and WR Preston Parker have been his favorite third-down targets this year. Parker is ranked second in the NFL in third-down receptions with 10, while Graham is tied for third overall with eight catches. TE Kellen Winslow has four third-down catches.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Anthony Castonzo | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Anthony Castonzo (ankle) is expected to miss at least a few weeks with an ankle injury.

OT | Charlie Johnson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Updating a previous report, there is no tear in the triceps muscle of Minnesota Vikings OT Charlie Johnson (triceps). He should be OK.

OT | Adam Snyder | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers OGs Mike Iupati (neck) and Adam Snyder (hamstring) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

OT | James Lee | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Tim Crowder (knee), LB Zac Diles (hamstring), OT James Lee (knee), TE Luke Stocker (knee) and WR Sammie Stroughter (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

OT | Zach Strief | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Will Herring (hamstring), C Olin Kreutz (knee), OT Zach Strief (knee) and TE David Thomas (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

OT | Eugene Monroe | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars OT Eugene Monroe (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

OT | Ryan Diem | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Anthony Castonzo (ankle), OG Ryan Diem (ankle), DL Dwight Freeney (abdominal), DL Fili Moala (ankle) and DL Drake Nevis (back) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

OT | Demetrius Bell | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR Ruvell Martin (knee), C Eric Wood (ankle), OT Demetrius Bell (shoulder), LBs Nick Barnett (ankle), Shawne Merriman (shoulder) and CB Chris White (hamstring) and CB Aaron Williams (chest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knee), LB Brad Jones (hamstring), LB Jamari Lattimore (shoulder), CB Patrick Lee (back), TE Ryan Taylor (shoulder), CB Tramon Williams (shoulder) and LB Frank Zombo (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), S Nick Collins (neck), LB Clay Matthews (quadriceps), DL Mike Neal (knee), TE Andrew Quarless (knee) and CB Charles Woodson (foot, knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle), DL Albert Haynesworth (back), LB Jerod Mayo (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back), RB Danny Woodhead (ankle) and DL Mike Wright (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

OT | Jeff Otah | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers TE Jeremy Shockey (head), C Geoff Hangartner (back) and OT Jeff Otah (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

OT | Winston Justice | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles S Nate Allen (knee), WR Jason Avant (shoulder), WR Riley Cooper (hamstring), LB Moise Fokou (neck), CB Brandon Hughes (hamstring), DL Cullen Jenkins (triceps), OT Winston Justice (knee), DL Mike Patterson (knee), WR Steve E. Smith (knee) and DL Darryl Tapp (pectoral) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

OT | Jason Peters | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DL Trent Cole (calf) and OT Jason Peters (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.


Guard

OG | Kevin Boothe | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OG Kevin Boothe will likely start in Week 5 if C David Baas (neck) is unable to play.

OG | Robert Gallery | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OG Robert Gallery (groin) has been ruled out for Week 5.

OG | Mike Pollak | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts TE Brody Eldridge (knee), OG Mike Pollak (arm) and OG Joe Reitz (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

OG | Brandon Keith | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals WR Chansi Stuckey (hamstring) and OT Brandon Keith (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

OG | Chris Kemoeatu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Mewelde Moore (ankle), OG Chris Kemoeatu (knee), DE Aaron Smith (foot), DT Casey Hampton (shoulder), LBs James Harrison (eye) and Jason Worilds (quadriceps) and CB Cortez Allen (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.


Offensive Line

OL | Mike Iupati | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers OGs Mike Iupati (neck) and Adam Snyder (hamstring) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.


Defensive Line

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DL Nick Fairley (foot) participated in practice periods open to the media Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Kentwan Balmer | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins worked out free-agent DL Kentwan Balmer (Panthers), according to a league source.

DL | Jacques Cesaire | San Diego Chargers | Injury
Updating a previous report, while San Diego Chargers DL Jacques Cesaire (knee) was unable to practice Wednesday, Oct. 5, he was able to run on the side. His status for Week 5 against the Denver Broncos will be determined later this week.

DL | Jonathan Babineaux | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
The Atlanta Falcons are hopeful DL Jonathan Babineaux (knee) can return in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers. In three games he has been sidelined since suffered a partially torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee, the Falcons have recorded zero sacks.

DL | Matt Shaughnessy | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders DL Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5, but head coach Hue Jackson was not yet ruling him out for the Week 5 game against the Houston Texans. "We'll see," Jackson said.

DL | Isaac Sopoaga | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers DL Isaac Sopoaga (infection) has a staph infection, according to a source. His status for Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is in question.

DL | Luis A. Castillo | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DL Luis A. Castillo (leg), DL Jacques Cesaire (knee) and C Nick Hardwick (neck) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Anthony Hargrove | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks S Kam Chancellor (quadriceps), DL Anthony Hargrove (hamstring), TE Zach Miller (knee) and LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Tim Crowder | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Tim Crowder (knee), LB Zac Diles (hamstring), OT James Lee (knee), TE Luke Stocker (knee) and WR Sammie Stroughter (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Tyson Alualu | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Tyson Alualu (knee), S Courtney Greene (neck), FB Greg Jones (undisclosed), DL Aaron Kampman (knee), CB Rashean Mathis (undisclosed), TE Zach X. Miller (shoulder) and WR Kassim Osgood (hamstring were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Anthony Castonzo (ankle), OG Ryan Diem (ankle), DL Dwight Freeney (abdominal), DL Fili Moala (ankle) and DL Drake Nevis (back) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Shaun Ellis | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Kyle Arrington (chest), S Josh Barrett (thumb, hamstring), CB Leigh Bodden (groin), S Patrick Chung (hand), CB Ras-I Dowling (hip), DL Shaun Ellis (knee), LB Gary Guyton (hamstring) and DL Kyle Love (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle), DL Albert Haynesworth (back), LB Jerod Mayo (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back), RB Danny Woodhead (ankle) and DL Mike Wright (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Muhammad Wilkerson | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets C Nick Mangold (ankle) and DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Rocky Bernard | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) and DT Rocky Bernard (ribs) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) and DT Rocky Bernard (ribs) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants C David Baas (neck), DE Justin Tuck (groin, neck), LB Michael Boley (knee) and CBs Prince Amukamara (foot) and Corey Webster (personal) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Mewelde Moore (ankle), OG Chris Kemoeatu (knee), DE Aaron Smith (foot), DT Casey Hampton (shoulder), LBs James Harrison (eye) and Jason Worilds (quadriceps) and CB Cortez Allen (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Mewelde Moore (ankle), OG Chris Kemoeatu (knee), DE Aaron Smith (foot), DT Casey Hampton (shoulder), LBs James Harrison (eye) and Jason Worilds (quadriceps) and CB Cortez Allen (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles S Nate Allen (knee), WR Jason Avant (shoulder), WR Riley Cooper (hamstring), LB Moise Fokou (neck), CB Brandon Hughes (hamstring), DL Cullen Jenkins (triceps), OT Winston Justice (knee), DL Mike Patterson (knee), WR Steve E. Smith (knee) and DL Darryl Tapp (pectoral) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Darryl Tapp | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles S Nate Allen (knee), WR Jason Avant (shoulder), WR Riley Cooper (hamstring), LB Moise Fokou (neck), CB Brandon Hughes (hamstring), DL Cullen Jenkins (triceps), OT Winston Justice (knee), DL Mike Patterson (knee), WR Steve E. Smith (knee) and DL Darryl Tapp (pectoral) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Juqua Parker | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (illness) and DL Juqua Parker (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Trent Cole | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DL Trent Cole (calf) and OT Jason Peters (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

DL | Brett Keisel | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel (knee) said he plans on playing in Week 5 after sitting out the last two weeks.


Linebacker

LB | Justin Durant | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB Justin Durant (concussion) practiced Thursday, Oct. 6, indicating he's passed the first round of the team's post-concussion testing. Durant must pass additional testing before he's cleared for game action.

LB | Nick Barnett | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills LB Nick Barnett (ankle) is expected to be ready to face the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5, even though he missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

LB | Stephen Nicholas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
After missing the past two games due to a calf injury, LB Stephen Nicholas (calf) might be able to return in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers.

LB | E.J. Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings LB E.J. Henderson (knee) is feeling better with reduced snaps. He was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

LB | Jonathan Vilma | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LBs Jonathan Vilma (knee) and Martez Wilson (neck) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

LB | Martez Wilson | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LBs Jonathan Vilma (knee) and Martez Wilson (neck) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

LB | Jarvis Moss | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (foot), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), S Michael Huff (ankle), DL Jarvis Moss (chest) and WR Louis Murphy (groin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

LB | DeMeco Ryans | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (knee), CB Brice McCain (groin), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow, hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

LB | Ernie Sims | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Kerry Collins (concussion) and LB Ernie Sims (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), S Nick Collins (neck), LB Clay Matthews (quadriceps), DL Mike Neal (knee), TE Andrew Quarless (knee) and CB Charles Woodson (foot, knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

LB | Gary Guyton | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Kyle Arrington (chest), S Josh Barrett (thumb, hamstring), CB Leigh Bodden (groin), S Patrick Chung (hand), CB Ras-I Dowling (hip), DL Shaun Ellis (knee), LB Gary Guyton (hamstring) and DL Kyle Love (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

LB | Jerod Mayo | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle), DL Albert Haynesworth (back), LB Jerod Mayo (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back), RB Danny Woodhead (ankle) and DL Mike Wright (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

LB | David Harris | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (ribs), DL Mike DeVito (shoulder), LB David Harris (toe) and DB Eric Smith (triceps) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

LB | Calvin Pace | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Plaxico Burress (elbow), LB Garrett McIntyre (concussion) and LB Calvin Pace (abdomen) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

LB | Bryan Thomas | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Logan Payne (wrist) and LB Bryan Thomas (Achilles') have been ruled out for Week 5.

LB | Michael Boley | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants C David Baas (neck), DE Justin Tuck (groin, neck), LB Michael Boley (knee) and CBs Prince Amukamara (foot) and Corey Webster (personal) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Mewelde Moore (ankle), OG Chris Kemoeatu (knee), DE Aaron Smith (foot), DT Casey Hampton (shoulder), LBs James Harrison (eye) and Jason Worilds (quadriceps) and CB Cortez Allen (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

LB | Tully Banta-Cain | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets are not interested in signing free-agent C Shaun O'Hara (Giants) or LB Tully Banta-Cain (Patriots) at this point.


Cornerback

CB | Quentin Jammer | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said CB Quentin Jammer will not be moving to safety despite the injury to SS Bob Sanders (knee) and the solid play of CB Marcus Gilchrist. "(This year) we are going to need every corner we can have," Turner said.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings CB Antoine Winfield (neck) is expected to miss the Week 5 game against the Arizona Cardinals, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. He had an MRI Wednesday, Oct. 5, but the severity of his injury is not yet known.

CB | Bradley Fletcher | St. Louis Rams | Injury
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams CB Bradley Fletcher (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during a bye-week practice Wednesday, Oct. 5, and he is out for the season. He needs corrective surgery.

CB | Tramaine Brock | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock (hand) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 5. He is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair a broken left hand, according to a source.

CB | Shawntae Spencer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers DL Isaac Sopoaga (infection) and CB Shawntae Spencer (toe) were unable to practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan isn't disclosing who CB Darrelle Revis will cover against the New England Patriots in Week 5. "We have, but that doesn't mean I have to tell you or anybody else. Whoever we put him on, he'll cover. If that's (Deion) Branch, if that's (Wes) Welker, if it's Chad Ochocinco, or, you know, (former Patriots wide receiver) Randy Vataha. It doesn't matter, he'll cover him."

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (hamstring) and DL Marcus Thomas (groin) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Tyson Alualu (knee), S Courtney Greene (neck), FB Greg Jones (undisclosed), DL Aaron Kampman (knee), CB Rashean Mathis (undisclosed), TE Zach X. Miller (shoulder) and WR Kassim Osgood (hamstring were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

CB | Chris X. Johnson | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders LB Ricky Brown (concussion), TE Richard Gordon (hand), CB Chris X. Johnson (groin), RB Marcel Reece (ankle) and DL Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Thomas Austin (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring), C Chris Myers (elbow, ankle) and DL Antonio D. Smith (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

CB | Kareem Jackson | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (knee), CB Brice McCain (groin), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow, hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills OG Kraig Urbik (knee) and CB Terrence McGee (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

CB | Aaron Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR Ruvell Martin (knee), C Eric Wood (ankle), OT Demetrius Bell (shoulder), LBs Nick Barnett (ankle), Shawne Merriman (shoulder) and CB Chris White (hamstring) and CB Aaron Williams (chest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

CB | Tramon Williams | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knee), LB Brad Jones (hamstring), LB Jamari Lattimore (shoulder), CB Patrick Lee (back), TE Ryan Taylor (shoulder), CB Tramon Williams (shoulder) and LB Frank Zombo (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), S Nick Collins (neck), LB Clay Matthews (quadriceps), DL Mike Neal (knee), TE Andrew Quarless (knee) and CB Charles Woodson (foot, knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

CB | Leigh Bodden | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Kyle Arrington (chest), S Josh Barrett (thumb, hamstring), CB Leigh Bodden (groin), S Patrick Chung (hand), CB Ras-I Dowling (hip), DL Shaun Ellis (knee), LB Gary Guyton (hamstring) and DL Kyle Love (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

CB | Chris Gamble | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers CB Chris Gamble (head) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

CB | Antonio Cromartie | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (ribs), DL Mike DeVito (shoulder), LB David Harris (toe) and DB Eric Smith (triceps) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants C David Baas (neck), DE Justin Tuck (groin, neck), LB Michael Boley (knee) and CBs Prince Amukamara (foot) and Corey Webster (personal) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

CB | Brian Williams | Free Agent | Transaction
The New York Giants have released CB Brian Williams.


Strong Safety

SS | Erik Coleman | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions SS Erik Coleman (foot), SS Amari Spievey (hamstring), OT Jason Fox (foot) and WR Rashied Davis (foot) did not participate in practice periods open to the media Thursday, Oct. 6.

SS | Amari Spievey | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions SS Erik Coleman (foot), SS Amari Spievey (hamstring), OT Jason Fox (foot) and WR Rashied Davis (foot) did not participate in practice periods open to the media Thursday, Oct. 6.

SS | Kam Chancellor | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor (thigh) is dealing with a deep thigh bruise. Head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday, Oct. 5, that he is hopeful Chancellor will be able to return in Week 5 against the New York Giants despite missing practice.

SS | Donte Whitner | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers SS Donte Whitner (hip) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5, and he is not listed on the team injury report after being listed last week with a hip contusion. He is expected to return to the starting lineup in Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

SS | Brian Dawkins | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos S Brian Dawkins (ankle), TE Daniel Fells (knee), WR Eddie Royal (groin), WR Demaryius Thomas (finger), TE Julius Thomas (ankle) and CB Jonathan Wilhite (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

SS | Courtney Greene | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Tyson Alualu (knee), S Courtney Greene (neck), FB Greg Jones (undisclosed), DL Aaron Kampman (knee), CB Rashean Mathis (undisclosed), TE Zach X. Miller (shoulder) and WR Kassim Osgood (hamstring were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

SS | Jon McGraw | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin (thumb) and S Jon McGraw (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

SS | Chris Hope | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (hip), TE Craig Stevens (ribs) and SS Chris Hope (forearm) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

SS | William Moore | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas (calf), DL Jonathan Babineaux (knee), RB Jason Snelling (concussion), S William Moore (neck) and CB Chris Owens (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

SS | Patrick Chung | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Kyle Arrington (chest), S Josh Barrett (thumb, hamstring), CB Leigh Bodden (groin), S Patrick Chung (hand), CB Ras-I Dowling (hip), DL Shaun Ellis (knee), LB Gary Guyton (hamstring) and DL Kyle Love (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.


Free Safety

FS | Michael Huff | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday, Oct. 5, that SS Michael Huff (concussion) is nearing a return to game action.

FS | Vincent Fuller | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions signed free-agent FS Vincent Fuller (Titans) Wednesday, Oct. 5. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

FS | Michael Griffin | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans FS Michael Griffin (illness) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

FS | Husain Abdullah | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings S Husain Abdullah (pelvis), LB E.J. Henderson (knee), OT Charlie Johnson (elbow) and S Jamarca Sanford (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

FS | Nick Collins | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), S Nick Collins (neck), LB Clay Matthews (quadriceps), DL Mike Neal (knee), TE Andrew Quarless (knee) and CB Charles Woodson (foot, knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

FS | Josh Barrett | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Kyle Arrington (chest), S Josh Barrett (thumb, hamstring), CB Leigh Bodden (groin), S Patrick Chung (hand), CB Ras-I Dowling (hip), DL Shaun Ellis (knee), LB Gary Guyton (hamstring) and DL Kyle Love (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (ribs), DL Mike DeVito (shoulder), LB David Harris (toe) and DB Eric Smith (triceps) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

FS | Nate Allen | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles S Nate Allen (knee), WR Jason Avant (shoulder), WR Riley Cooper (hamstring), LB Moise Fokou (neck), CB Brandon Hughes (hamstring), DL Cullen Jenkins (triceps), OT Winston Justice (knee), DL Mike Patterson (knee), WR Steve E. Smith (knee) and DL Darryl Tapp (pectoral) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 5.

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