Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 7, 2011 @ 11:04:56 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Kyle Orton | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox remains committed to QB Kyle Orton despite the team's 1-3 start. Fox pointed out that Orton and QB Tim Tebow had an open competition in the preseason and Orton won out. Fox isn't placing much blame on Orton for the team's slow start, and Tebow isn't ready for a full-time role in the offense.

It is possible that QB Brady Quinn is actually the No. 2 quarterback at this point; Quinn's skill set is similar to that of Orton, so the team wouldn't have to change the game plan drastically if Quinn had to enter a game.

QB | Curtis Painter | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said Friday, Oct. 7, that QB Curtis Painter will start the team's Week 5 game. QB Kerry Collins (concussion) is still feeling the effects of a concussion suffered two weeks ago. He's been limited in practice this week.

QB | Jason Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (finger) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.

QB | Chad Henne | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins have placed QB Chad Henne (shoulder) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season.

QB | Cam Newton | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has gone 28-for-47 for 407 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions when facing five or more rushers this season. He has been sacked six times when he has been blitzed.


Running Back

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 5.

RB | Joe McKnight | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said the team will give RB Joe McKnight a couple of carries in Week 5.

RB | Danny Ware | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Danny Ware could receive some carries in the team's Week 5 game if RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) is unable to play.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
The injury to Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (rib, lung) is a main reason RB DeMarco Murray has seen limited action this season. The team prefers to use RB Tashard Choice over Murray because he is the best back the Cowboys have at picking up the blitz and protecting the quarterback. Murray will likely see more time as the season unfolds.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (kidney) will likely start in the team's Week 5 game.

RB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis' agent could ask for a trade before the trade deadline because the two sides have not been able to agree to a contract extension at this point.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hip) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

RB | Derrick Ward | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (ankle, shoulder), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) and LB Tim Dobbins (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew, FB Greg Jones and CB Rashean Mathis fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6. All three sat out practice Wednesday, Oct. 5, because of non-injury related reasons.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (rest) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

RB | C.J. Spiller | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills LB Nick Barnett (ankle), WR Ruvell Martin (knee), LB Shawne Merriman (shoulder), RB C.J. Spiller (knee) and OL Eric Wood (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

RB | Danny Woodhead | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle), LB Jerod Mayo (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back) and RB Danny Woodhead (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

RB | Jason Snelling | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons CB Chris Owens (ankle) and RB Jason Snelling (concussion) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.

RB | Mike Goodson | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Goodson (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

RB | Cedric Benson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson is reportedly unhappy with his role in the offense this season, and he showed it during a post-game interview after a Week 4 victory over the Buffalo Bills. "I'm not in the best mood to really talk about all that right now," Benson said. "We started off rough in the first half and I didn't know what we were doing. We were rotating a lot and I didn't know what was going on. I don't know. I really can't comment on it." He rushed for 104 yards on 19 totes, averaging 5.5 yards per carry.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

RB | Mewelde Moore | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DB Cortez Allen (ankle), DL Casey Hampton (shoulder), LB James Harrison (eye), OG Chris Kemoeatu (knee), RB Mewelde Moore (ankle), DL Aaron Smith (foot) and LB Jason Worilds (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

RB | Chris Ogbonnaya | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Chris Ogbonnaya likely will be the No. 2 running back Week 5 because of the injuries to RB Ben Tate (groin) and RB Derrick Ward (ankle, shoulder).


Fullback

FB | Moran Norris | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers FB Moran Norris (fibula), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), DT Isaac Sopoaga (infection) and CBs Tramaine Brock (hand) and Shawntae Spencer (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

FB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Earnest Graham (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

FB | Marcel Reece | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Marcel Reece (ankle), TE Richard Gordon (hand), DE Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder), LB Ricky Brown (concussion) and CBs Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring) and Chris X. Johnson (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

FB | Greg Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew, FB Greg Jones and CB Rashean Mathis fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6. All three sat out practice Wednesday, Oct. 5, because of non-injury related reasons.


Wide Receiver

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Updating a previous item, Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt (knee) said via Twitter that he is scheduled to undergo knee surgery Friday, Oct. 7.

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy (groin) will be a game-time decision for the team's Week 5 game. Murphy said he feels as if he is ready to see action.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Mike X. Williams (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (feet) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Braylon Edwards | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers FB Moran Norris (fibula), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), DT Isaac Sopoaga (infection) and CBs Tramaine Brock (hand) and Shawntae Spencer (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Rashied Davis | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Rashied Davis (foot), OT Jason Fox (foot), LB Justin Durant (concussion), SS Erik Coleman (ankle) and SS Amari Spievey (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Earl Bennett | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (chest) and OT Gabe Carimi (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans WRs Bryant Johnson (hamstring) and Jacoby Jones (knee), LBs DeMeco Ryans (elbow, hamstring) and Mario Williams (elbow) and CBs Kareem Jackson (knee), Brice McCain (groin) and Sherrick McManis (hamstring) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (ankle, shoulder), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) and LB Tim Dobbins (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos S Brian Dawkins (ankle), S Rahim Moore (illness), WR Eddie Royal (groin), WR Demaryius Thomas (finger), TE Julius Thomas (ankle) and CB Jonathan Wilhite (illness) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Chansi Stuckey | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Early Doucet (hamstring), DB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), LB Joey Porter (knee), C Lyle Sendlein (elbow) and WR Chansi Stuckey (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Early Doucet | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Early Doucet (hamstring), DB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), LB Joey Porter (knee), C Lyle Sendlein (elbow) and WR Chansi Stuckey (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Jonathan Baldwin | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin (thumb), WR Terrance Copper (illness) and S Jon McGraw (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (calf) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Plaxico Burress (elbow), CB Antonio Cromartie (ribs), DL Mike DeVito (shoulder), LB David Harris (toe), FS Eric Smith (triceps) and DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (thigh) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Jason Avant | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WRs Jason Avant (shoulder), Riley Cooper (hamstring) and Steve E. Smith (knee), TE Brent Celek (illness), OT Winston Justice (knee), DTs Cullen Jenkins (knee) and Mike Patterson (knee), LB Moise Fokou (neck), Brandon Hughes (hamstring) and FS Nate Allen (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knee), WR Donald Driver (shin) and TE Ryan Taylor (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.

WR | Austin Pettis | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis will line up as the slot receiver with WR Danny Amendola (elbow, triceps) missing the rest of the season.

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams placed WR Danny Amendola (elbow) and CB Bradley Fletcher (knee) on the Injured Reserve Thursday, Oct. 6. Fletcher tore a knee ligament in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5. Amendola will undergo surgery to fix his dislocated elbow Thursday.


Tight End

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 7, a good sign he will play in Week 5.

TE | Zach Miller | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks TE Zach Miller (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6, but it was a non-injury related reason.

TE | Zach X. Miller | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Zach X. Miller (shoulder), OT Eugene Monroe (shoulder) and DT Tyson Alualu (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers TE Jeremy Shockey (concussion) plans to play in the team's Week 5 game against the New Orleans Saints, and head coach Ron Rivera said it "looks very promising." However, Shockey must first be cleared by an independent doctor.

TE | Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew was plagued by eight dropped passes last season, which ranked him seventh in the league at his position. This year, through four games, he has just one dropped pass and is second on the team with 22 catches for 240 yards. He has shown great hands by making some difficult catches already this year.

TE | Todd Heap | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals TE Jim Dray (pectoral), TE Todd Heap (hamstring) and P Dave Zastudil (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

TE | Brent Celek | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WRs Jason Avant (shoulder), Riley Cooper (hamstring) and Steve E. Smith (knee), TE Brent Celek (illness), OT Winston Justice (knee), DTs Cullen Jenkins (knee) and Mike Patterson (knee), LB Moise Fokou (neck), Brandon Hughes (hamstring) and FS Nate Allen (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee) did not take part in practice periods open to the media Friday, Oct. 7, and is unlikely to play in Week 5.

OT | Ryan Diem | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Ryan Diem (ankle) will probably miss his third straight game with a sprained left ankle. He is listed as questionable for Week 5.

OT | Andre Smith | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andre Smith (foot) said he is fine and is not concerned about his foot injury. Smith is expected to play in Week 5.

OT | Adam Snyder | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers OG Mike Iupati (neck) and OT Adam Snyder (hamstring) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

OT | Gabe Carimi | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (chest) and OT Gabe Carimi (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

OT | James Lee | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Sammie Stroughter (foot), TE Luke Stocker (knee), OT James Lee (knee), LBs Quincy Black (ankle) and Zac Diles (hamstring), CB Aqib Talib (knee) and SS Devin Holland (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

OT | Eugene Monroe | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Zach X. Miller (shoulder), OT Eugene Monroe (shoulder) and DT Tyson Alualu (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

OT | Charlie Johnson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings S Husain Abdullah (pelvis), LB E.J. Henderson (knee), OT Charlie Johnson (elbow), S Jamarca Sanford (knee) and C John Sullivan (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

OT | Anthony Castonzo | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Anthony Castonzo (ankle), OG Ryan Diem (ankle), TE Brody Eldridge (knee), DL Robert Mathis (rest) and DL Drake Nevis (back) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

OT | Demetrius Bell | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills OL Demetrius Bell (shoulder), DL Torell Troup (back), LB Chris White (hamstring) and DB Aaron Williams (chest) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

OT | Zach Strief | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OT Zach Strief (knee) and TE David Thomas (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle), LB Jerod Mayo (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back) and RB Danny Woodhead (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knee), WR Donald Driver (shin) and TE Ryan Taylor (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.

OT | Jason Peters | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Jason Peters (hamstring) and DE Trent Cole (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

OT | Jeff Otah | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers C Geoff Hangartner (back), OT Jeff Otah (back) and CB Chris Gamble (head) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.


Guard

OG | Kevin Boothe | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants C David Baas (neck) has been ruled out for Week 5. OG Kevin Boothe will start at center in place of Baas.

OG | Robert Gallery | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OG Robert Gallery (groin) and LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

OG | Bobbie Williams | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals activated OG Bobbie Williams to the active roster Thursday, Oct. 6, and waived OG Otis Hudson in a corresponding move.

OG | Chris Kemoeatu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DB Cortez Allen (ankle), DL Casey Hampton (shoulder), LB James Harrison (eye), OG Chris Kemoeatu (knee), RB Mewelde Moore (ankle), DL Aaron Smith (foot) and LB Jason Worilds (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.


Offensive Line

OL | Mike Iupati | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers OG Mike Iupati (neck) and OT Adam Snyder (hamstring) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.


Defensive Line

DL | Aaron Kampman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said he is leaning toward keeping DE Aaron Kampman (knee) out of the lineup Week 5 and having him play in Week 6.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DL Albert Haynesworth (back) practiced Friday, Oct. 7, a good sign he will play in Week 5.

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Justin Tuck (neck, groin), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), CB Prince Amukamara (foot) and C David Baas (neck) did not take part in practice Friday, Oct. 7.

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DL Nick Fairley (foot) participated in practice periods open to the media Friday, Oct. 7, but spent a significant portion of individual drills having his foot wrapped by team trainers. If Fairley does play in Week 5, expect his role to be an extremely limited one.

DL | Trevor Pryce | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders are expected to discuss a contract with free-agent DL Trevor Pryce (Jets). Pryce visited the team Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Matt Shaughnessy | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Free Agents
The fact the Oakland Raiders met with free-agent DL Trevor Pryce (Jets) could be a sign that DL Matt Shaughnessy's (shoulder) injured shoulder is worse than the team is letting on. Shaughnessy has missed all five practices since he got hurt against the New York Jets Sept. 25. Head coach Hue Jackson said Thursday, Oct. 6, without identifying players, that some of the handful of players who missed practice are a "long ways away" from returning to action.

DL | Anthony Hargrove | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DE Anthony Hargrove (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Lawrence Jackson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Lawrence Jackson (hamstring), DT Nick Fairley (foot), CB Aaron Berry (groin) and FS Louis Delmas (abdomen) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Tim Crowder | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Zach Pianalto (calf) and DE Tim Crowder (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Antonio D. Smith | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans C Chris Myers (elbow, ankle), OG Thomas Austin (knee), DE Antonio D. Smith (ankle) and CBs Jason Allen (knee) and Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Tyson Alualu | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Zach X. Miller (shoulder), OT Eugene Monroe (shoulder) and DT Tyson Alualu (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Marcus Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (hamstring) and DL Marcus Thomas (groin) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Jacques Cesaire | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DL Luis A. Castillo (leg), DL Jacques Cesaire (knee) and CB Quentin Jammer (illness) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Luis A. Castillo | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DL Luis A. Castillo (leg), DL Jacques Cesaire (knee) and CB Quentin Jammer (illness) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Rocky Bernard | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Rocky Bernard (ribs), DL Osi Umenyiora (knee), LB Michael Boley (knee) and DL Justin Tuck (groin, neck) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Rocky Bernard (ribs), DL Osi Umenyiora (knee), LB Michael Boley (knee) and DL Justin Tuck (groin, neck) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DL Dwight Freeney (abdominal), OG Mike Pollak (arm) and OG Joe Reitz (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Anthony Castonzo (ankle), OG Ryan Diem (ankle), TE Brody Eldridge (knee), DL Robert Mathis (rest) and DL Drake Nevis (back) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

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), DL Albert Haynesworth (back), DL Kyle Love (ankle) and DL Mike Wright (concussion) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Muhammad Wilkerson | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Plaxico Burress (elbow), CB Antonio Cromartie (ribs), DL Mike DeVito (shoulder), LB David Harris (toe), FS Eric Smith (triceps) and DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Jonathan Babineaux | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DL Jonathan Babineaux (knee), S William Moore (neck), LB Stephen Nicholas (calf) and TE Michael Palmer (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WRs Jason Avant (shoulder), Riley Cooper (hamstring) and Steve E. Smith (knee), TE Brent Celek (illness), OT Winston Justice (knee), DTs Cullen Jenkins (knee) and Mike Patterson (knee), LB Moise Fokou (neck), Brandon Hughes (hamstring) and FS Nate Allen (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Darryl Tapp | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DEs Juqua Parker (ankle) and Darryl Tapp (pectoral) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Trent Cole | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Jason Peters (hamstring) and DE Trent Cole (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DB Cortez Allen (ankle), DL Casey Hampton (shoulder), LB James Harrison (eye), OG Chris Kemoeatu (knee), RB Mewelde Moore (ankle), DL Aaron Smith (foot) and LB Jason Worilds (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.


Linebacker

LB | Quincy Black | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Quincy Black (ankle) did not attend the first few minutes of practice Friday, Oct. 7. Black's status for Week 5 appears to be questionable at best.

LB | DeAndre Levy | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Maurice Stovall (hand), LB DeAndre Levy (knee) and CB Eric Wright (groin) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | Justin Durant | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Rashied Davis (foot), OT Jason Fox (foot), LB Justin Durant (concussion), SS Erik Coleman (ankle) and SS Amari Spievey (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | DeMeco Ryans | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans WRs Bryant Johnson (hamstring) and Jacoby Jones (knee), LBs DeMeco Ryans (elbow, hamstring) and Mario Williams (elbow) and CBs Kareem Jackson (knee), Brice McCain (groin) and Sherrick McManis (hamstring) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | Mario Williams | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans WRs Bryant Johnson (hamstring) and Jacoby Jones (knee), LBs DeMeco Ryans (elbow, hamstring) and Mario Williams (elbow) and CBs Kareem Jackson (knee), Brice McCain (groin) and Sherrick McManis (hamstring) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | E.J. Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings S Husain Abdullah (pelvis), LB E.J. Henderson (knee), OT Charlie Johnson (elbow), S Jamarca Sanford (knee) and C John Sullivan (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | Michael Boley | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Rocky Bernard (ribs), DL Osi Umenyiora (knee), LB Michael Boley (knee) and DL Justin Tuck (groin, neck) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | Ernie Sims | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Kerry Collins (concussion), DL Fili Moala (ankle) and LB Ernie Sims (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | Chris Kelsay | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills LB Chris Kelsay (calf), CB Terrence McGee (hamstring) and OL Kraig Urbik (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | Nick Barnett | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills LB Nick Barnett (ankle), WR Ruvell Martin (knee), LB Shawne Merriman (shoulder), RB C.J. Spiller (knee) and OL Eric Wood (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | Shawne Merriman | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills LB Nick Barnett (ankle), WR Ruvell Martin (knee), LB Shawne Merriman (shoulder), RB C.J. Spiller (knee) and OL Eric Wood (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | Jonathan Vilma | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Will Herring (hamstring), C Olin Kreutz (knee), LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) and LB Martez Wilson (neck) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | Jerod Mayo | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle), LB Jerod Mayo (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back) and RB Danny Woodhead (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | David Harris | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Plaxico Burress (elbow), CB Antonio Cromartie (ribs), DL Mike DeVito (shoulder), LB David Harris (toe), FS Eric Smith (triceps) and DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | Calvin Pace | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets C Nick Mangold (ankle) and LB Calvin Pace (abdomen) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | Stephen Nicholas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DL Jonathan Babineaux (knee), S William Moore (neck), LB Stephen Nicholas (calf) and TE Michael Palmer (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), LB Clay Matthews (quadriceps), TE Andrew Quarless (knee) and CB Charles Woodson (foot, knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DB Cortez Allen (ankle), DL Casey Hampton (shoulder), LB James Harrison (eye), OG Chris Kemoeatu (knee), RB Mewelde Moore (ankle), DL Aaron Smith (foot) and LB Jason Worilds (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.


Cornerback

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Justin Tuck (neck, groin), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), CB Prince Amukamara (foot) and C David Baas (neck) did not take part in practice Friday, Oct. 7.

CB | Aqib Talib | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (knee) returned to practice Friday, Oct. 7, and is fully expected to play in Week 5.

CB | Tramon Williams | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers CB Tramon Williams (shoulder) said his hurt shoulder, which he injured Week 1 but has played with the past two games, has altered the way he plays. "It's different," Williams said. "There are adjustments you make. You can't play the same game. You're … trying to stay out of some action."

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said CB Terrence McGee (hamstring) is getting close to return and could play Week 5. If he does not play, he is expected to be ready for Week 6.

CB | Shawntae Spencer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers FB Moran Norris (fibula), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), DT Isaac Sopoaga (infection) and CBs Tramaine Brock (hand) and Shawntae Spencer (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

CB | Eric Wright | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Maurice Stovall (hand), LB DeAndre Levy (knee) and CB Eric Wright (groin) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears TE Matt Spaeth (calf), OG Chris Spencer (hand), CB Charles Tillman (hip) and SS Chris Harris (hamstring) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans C Chris Myers (elbow, ankle), OG Thomas Austin (knee), DE Antonio D. Smith (ankle) and CBs Jason Allen (knee) and Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

CB | Kareem Jackson | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans WRs Bryant Johnson (hamstring) and Jacoby Jones (knee), LBs DeMeco Ryans (elbow, hamstring) and Mario Williams (elbow) and CBs Kareem Jackson (knee), Brice McCain (groin) and Sherrick McManis (hamstring) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew, FB Greg Jones and CB Rashean Mathis fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6. All three sat out practice Wednesday, Oct. 5, because of non-injury related reasons.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (hamstring) and DL Marcus Thomas (groin) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.

CB | Quentin Jammer | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DL Luis A. Castillo (leg), DL Jacques Cesaire (knee) and CB Quentin Jammer (illness) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings P Chris Kluwe (hamstring) and CB Antoine Winfield (neck) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

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), DL Albert Haynesworth (back), DL Kyle Love (ankle) and DL Mike Wright (concussion) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

CB | Antonio Cromartie | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Plaxico Burress (elbow), CB Antonio Cromartie (ribs), DL Mike DeVito (shoulder), LB David Harris (toe), FS Eric Smith (triceps) and DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.

CB | Chris Gamble | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers C Geoff Hangartner (back), OT Jeff Otah (back) and CB Chris Gamble (head) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), LB Clay Matthews (quadriceps), TE Andrew Quarless (knee) and CB Charles Woodson (foot, knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

CB | Bradley Fletcher | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams placed WR Danny Amendola (elbow) and CB Bradley Fletcher (knee) on the Injured Reserve Thursday, Oct. 6. Fletcher tore a knee ligament in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5. Amendola will undergo surgery to fix his dislocated elbow Thursday.


Strong Safety

SS | Sean Considine | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots worked out free-agent DE Chauncey Davis (Falcons), LB Robert Eddins (Bills) and SS Sean Considine (Panthers) Thursday, Oct. 6.

SS | Kam Chancellor | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell (ankle) and SS Kam Chancellor (quadriceps) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

SS | Erik Coleman | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Rashied Davis (foot), OT Jason Fox (foot), LB Justin Durant (concussion), SS Erik Coleman (ankle) and SS Amari Spievey (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

SS | Amari Spievey | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Rashied Davis (foot), OT Jason Fox (foot), LB Justin Durant (concussion), SS Erik Coleman (ankle) and SS Amari Spievey (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

SS | Chris Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears TE Matt Spaeth (calf), OG Chris Spencer (hand), CB Charles Tillman (hip) and SS Chris Harris (hamstring) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

SS | Brian Dawkins | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos S Brian Dawkins (ankle), S Rahim Moore (illness), WR Eddie Royal (groin), WR Demaryius Thomas (finger), TE Julius Thomas (ankle) and CB Jonathan Wilhite (illness) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

SS | Chris Hope | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans S Chris Hope (forearm) has been ruled out for Week 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), DL Albert Haynesworth (back), DL Kyle Love (ankle) and DL Mike Wright (concussion) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

SS | William Moore | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DL Jonathan Babineaux (knee), S William Moore (neck), LB Stephen Nicholas (calf) and TE Michael Palmer (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Lawrence Jackson (hamstring), DT Nick Fairley (foot), CB Aaron Berry (groin) and FS Louis Delmas (abdomen) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

FS | Rahim Moore | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos S Brian Dawkins (ankle), S Rahim Moore (illness), WR Eddie Royal (groin), WR Demaryius Thomas (finger), TE Julius Thomas (ankle) and CB Jonathan Wilhite (illness) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

FS | Husain Abdullah | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings S Husain Abdullah (pelvis), LB E.J. Henderson (knee), OT Charlie Johnson (elbow), S Jamarca Sanford (knee) and C John Sullivan (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

FS | Michael Griffin | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans S Michael Griffin (illness) and TE Craig Stevens (rib) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

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), DL Albert Haynesworth (back), DL Kyle Love (ankle) and DL Mike Wright (concussion) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

FS | Chris Crocker | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals S Chris Crocker (knee) and S Taylor Mays (illness) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.

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