Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 29, 2011 @ 16:57:09 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) practiced for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 29, and wants to play in Week 17 against the Cleveland Browns. "As long as I can deal with pain, I'll be out there," Roethlisberger said. "I don't want to let the guys down, so I'll do what I can to be out there." Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is "much more" confident in Roethlisberger starting after seeing him practice Thursday. QB Charlie Batch will start if Roethlisberger doesn't go.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (hand) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has completed only 13 of the 48 passes that have been at least 21 yards long with two resulting in touchdowns and three resulting in interceptions.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) was on the field stretching with teammates in the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Dec. 29, but he isn't expected to participate in the rest of practice. However, his injury isn't considered serious enough to keep him from playing in Week 17.

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy (concussion) was not cleared for practice Thursday, Dec. 29, and will likely miss his third straight game in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. QB Seneca Wallace will make his third straight start.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb (concussion) will likely sit out the team's Week 17 game. Kolb continues to suffer symptoms as a result of the concussion he suffered Dec. 11. Tests Tuesday, Dec. 27, revealed he remained "a little slow with some reaction stuff and some processing stuff from my baseline that I'd had earlier in the year," Kolb said. Kolb added the issues are not serious, but they are issues he can't play with.

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) is unlikely to play in the team's Week 17 game. Bradford missed another practice Wednesday, Dec. 28, and didn't appear optimistic about his chances of playing. "It's still now where I think our training staff would like it to be," Bradford said. "This week was really the first time we had really done much and to be honest it didn't feel great in the little that we did do."

QB | Andrew Luck | NCAA | Draft
Indianapolis Colts DL Robert Mathis said he couldn't care less about the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. All he wants is another win in Week 17. "We play to win," Mathis said. A win in Week 17, coupled with a loss by the St. Louis Rams (2-13), would drop the Colts from the No. 1 overall slot down to No. 2, and likely out of the sweepstakes for Stanford QB Andrew Luck.

QB | Andy Dalton | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said he could allow QB Andy Dalton to throw the football more, even with the team leading. "You got to take a long look at yourself as a playcaller and make sure you are putting the quarterback in a position where he's not taking major risks but he's got a chance to move the ball," Gruden said.

QB | Kyle Orton | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs QB Kyle Orton has started with preparations for the Week 17 game against the Denver Broncos, and a win by his new team can help eliminate his old team from the playoffs. "The only guys I'm trying to prove something to are my teammates," Orton said Wednesday, Dec. 28. "I really don't worry about anyone else."

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said Wednesday, Dec. 28, that he won't turn down the invitation to play in the Pro Bowl. "It's always an honor," Rivers said. "It's always humbling anytime you're selected. I hadn't had the year I wanted to have individually, and certainly it's a disappointing year for our team. But I think anytime your fellow competitors and coaches think enough about you to vote you in, you certainly appreciate it."

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Dec. 28.

QB | Carson Palmer | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday, Dec. 28, that he engineered a trade in October for QB Carson Palmer for games such as Week 17 against the San Diego Chargers. "He has to (pull off a win)," Jackson said. "There's no other alternative. This is a great opportunity to do it here at home. That's why we made the trade, is to have this opportunity. If not, why do it? It's about winning. And so we've got a chance to win a huge football game this Sunday."

QB | T.J. Yates | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (shoulder) was able to practice in full Wednesday, Dec. 28.

QB | Dan Orlovsky | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Indianapolis Colts QB Dan Orlovsky (personal) missed practice Wednesday, Dec. 28, to be with his wife Tiffany, who delivered triplets. Orlovsky is expected to be back at practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

QB | John Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt has refused to name a starting quarterback between QBs Kevin Kolb (concussion) and John Skelton for the Week 17 matchup. Kolb's status for the game is in doubt with him experiencing recurring concussion symptoms.


Running Back

RB | Shane Vereen | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots CB Kyle Arrington (foot), S Patrick Chung (foot), C Dan Connolly (groin), WR Julian Edelman (back), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), OT Matt Light (ankle), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), LB Rob Ninkovich (hip), WR Matt Slater (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), RB Shane Vereen (hamstring), OG Brian Waters (ankle) and LB Tracy White (abdomen) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) was back at practice Thursday, Dec. 29, but is expected to be ready to play in Week 17 against the Washington Redskins. McCoy trails Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew for the lead in rushing yards by 128 yards heading into the final contest of the year.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (foot) is not practicing again Thursday, Dec. 29, and he is unlikely to play in Week 17 against the San Diego Chargers. Head coach Hue Jackson does not like to start players if they haven't practiced the week before.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (knee, ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said RB Adrian Peterson (knee) will undergo surgery Friday, Dec. 30, to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament.

RB | Mike Tolbert | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner didn't sound too optimistic about the statuses of RBs Ryan Mathews (calf) and Mike Tolbert (hamstring) for the team's regular-season finale against the Oakland Raiders in Week 17 after they both missed practice Wednesday, Dec. 28. RB Curtis Brinkley took the majority of snaps in practice Wednesday.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner didn't sound too optimistic about the statuses of RBs Ryan Mathews (calf) and Mike Tolbert (hamstring) for the team's regular-season finale against the Oakland Raiders in Week 17 after they both missed practice Wednesday, Dec. 28. RB Curtis Brinkley took the majority of snaps in practice Wednesday.

RB | Daniel Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 28.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson (ankle) should return to practice later in the week; however, he said making cuts on the ankle is his primary issue.

RB | Stevan Ridley | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley appears to have taken the role as lead running back over RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Ridley has more carries the past two games (24 to 13) and has been far more productive with a 5.4 yards-per-carry average to Green-Ellis' 2.1.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew received a text message from former teammate RB Fred Taylor, who encouraged Jones-Drew to break the franchise single-season rushing record. Jones-Drew needs 136 yards to break Taylor's franchise single-season rushing record of 1,572 yards set in 2003.

RB | Jackie Battle | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle (foot) is unlikely to play in the Week 17 game against the Denver Broncos, although interim coach Romeo Crennel said the team is still determining the extent of the injury.

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe) was able to take part in a limited practice Wednesday, Dec. 28, for the first time in weeks.

RB | Taiwan Jones | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (foot), S Michael Huff (hamstring), RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring) and WR Louis Murphy (groin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

RB | Shawnbrey McNeal | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Transaction
The San Diego Chargers placed LB Bront Bird (knee) on the Injured Reserve Wednesday, Dec. 28. Also, the team re-signed RB Shawnbrey McNeal to their practice squad.

RB | Marion Barber III | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.


Fullback

FB | Greg Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars FB Greg Jones (hamstring) is expected to start in Week 17 after practicing on a limited basis Wednesday, Dec. 28.

FB | Bruce Miller | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), FB Bruce Miller (knee) and CB Carlos Rogers (knee) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 29.

WR | A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Laurent Robinson (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 29.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (knee), OG Marshal Yanda (chest), LB Dannell Ellerbe (head) and SS Bernard Pollard (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Mario Manningham (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (groin) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

WR | Legedu Naanee | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers DL Charles Johnson (back), WR Legedu Naanee (foot), DL Andre Neblett (head) and S Jordan Pugh (head) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (Achilles') said this is the best he's felt at the end of the season, despite dealing with an Achilles' injury. His status for Week 17 is unknown, but he is hoping to play.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring) did some running on the side during practice Thursday, Dec. 29. He hopes to practice in some capacity Friday, Dec. 30, and play in Week 17.

WR | Nate Washington | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Nate Washington needs 69 receiving yards in Week 17 to become the first Titans receiver to reach the 1,000 yard mark in a season since 2004.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (knee) appeared to be running at close to 100 percent during an individual workout Wednesday, Dec. 28. However, he has been ruled out for the Week 17 game against the Detroit Lions. "I had an opportunity to watch him go through his rehab workout, so he's getting close," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "But he won't be ready to go."

WR | Lavelle Hawkins | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Wednesday, Dec. 28, that WR Lavelle Hawkins (ankle) is expected to be back at practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson (groin) missed practice Wednesday, Dec. 28, and he might not play in the Week 17 game against the Oakland Raiders. Jackson's future with the team might hinge in part on the future of the team's management.

WR | Ben Obomanu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28. He is expected to be a game-time decision in Week 17 against the Arizona Cardinals.

WR | Lance Moore | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle), TE Delanie Walker (jaw) and WR Kyle Williams (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

WR | Kyle Williams | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle), TE Delanie Walker (jaw) and WR Kyle Williams (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday, Dec. 28, it would be "huge" to get WR Jacoby Ford (foot) back into the lineup for the Week 17 game against the San Diego Chargers. "It was good to kind of get his feet wet the first day," QB Carson Palmer said, "and he'll get more and more as the week goes on."

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) took part in practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Dec. 28.

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (foot), S Michael Huff (hamstring), RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring) and WR Louis Murphy (groin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Braylon Edwards cleared waivers Wednesday, Dec. 28, officially making him a free agent. However, he can't sign with a team until the offseason.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (ankle), LB Nick Roach (shin), C Chris Spencer (back) and DL Corey Wootton (concussion) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.


Tight End

TE | Jake Ballard | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants TE Jake Ballard (knee) and LB Mark Herzlich (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates said Wednesday, Dec. 28, that he was uncertain if he will play in the Pro Bowl, although he said it was special to be selected "due to all the things I had to overcome with the foot and most importantly, just the respect the players still have for me in this league."

TE | Jim Kleinsasser | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday, Dec. 28, that FB Jim Kleinsasser will get the ball at the 1-yard line if the team gets down close to the end zone in Week 17.

TE | Tory Humphrey | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints re-signed free-agent TE Tory Humphrey (Saints) Wednesday, Dec. 28, and they released OT William Robinson. Humphrey is needed just in case TE John Gilmore (toe) cannot play.

TE | Delanie Walker | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle), TE Delanie Walker (jaw) and WR Kyle Williams (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

TE | Joel Dreessen | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans DL Shaun Cody (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), WR Bryant Johnson (thigh) and WR Jeff Maehl (hamstring) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.


Place Kicker

PK | Billy Cundiff | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DE Cory Redding (ankle), CB Cary Williams (head) and PK Billy Cundiff (calf) were limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

PK | Dave Rayner | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills PK Dave Rayner (groin) was placed on Injured Reserve because of a sore groin. Head coach Chan Gailey said Rayner's status for Week 17 was in doubt so the team decided to make the roster move.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Matt Light | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots CB Kyle Arrington (foot), S Patrick Chung (foot), C Dan Connolly (groin), WR Julian Edelman (back), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), OT Matt Light (ankle), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), LB Rob Ninkovich (hip), WR Matt Slater (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), RB Shane Vereen (hamstring), OG Brian Waters (ankle) and LB Tracy White (abdomen) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (knee) and OT Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (hamstring) is expected to get some playing time in Week 17 after not playing since suffering a hamstring injury Oct. 9. "We'll be scrutinizing, we'll be looking at it pretty closely," offensive coordinator Joe Philbin said. "He's missing 600, 700 (snaps) from this season, there's no question about it. There's no way we can replace those. But let's see if he looks like the guy who got about 10,000 in previous seasons."

OT | Andrew Whitworth | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (knee), DE Frostee Rucker (neck) and FS Chris Crocker (knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), OT Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), LB Clay Matthews (ankle), DL Ryan Pickett (concussion) and CB Charles Woodson (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

OT | T.J. Lang | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OG T.J. Lang might return to his usual left guard position in Week 17 if OT Chad Clifton (hamstring) is healthy enough to start. Also, OT Marshall Newhouse would move from left tackle to right tackle.

OT | Marshall Newhouse | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OG T.J. Lang might return to his usual left guard position in Week 17 if OT Chad Clifton (hamstring) is healthy enough to start. Also, OT Marshall Newhouse would move from left tackle to right tackle.

OT | Levi J. Brown | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
Arizona Cardinals OT D.J. Young was promoted to the active roster, as the team is now allowed to protect him going into the offseason. OG Brandon Keith will be a free agent, and OT Levi J. Brown might be cut due to high salary.

OT | Marcus McNeill | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OT Marcus McNeill (neck) is hopeful of returning to play football again, but there are concerns he won't play again due to ongoing spinal issues.

OT | Eric Winston | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Jason Allen (thumb), DL Earl Mitchell (knee), C Chris Myers (knee) and OT Eric Winston (calf) were each able to practice in full Wednesday, Dec. 28.

OT | Jared Gaither | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Andrew Gachkar (hamstring) and OT Jared Gaither (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 28.


Guard

OG | Brian Waters | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots CB Kyle Arrington (foot), S Patrick Chung (foot), C Dan Connolly (groin), WR Julian Edelman (back), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), OT Matt Light (ankle), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), LB Rob Ninkovich (hip), WR Matt Slater (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), RB Shane Vereen (hamstring), OG Brian Waters (ankle) and LB Tracy White (abdomen) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

OG | Dan Connolly | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots CB Kyle Arrington (foot), S Patrick Chung (foot), C Dan Connolly (groin), WR Julian Edelman (back), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), OT Matt Light (ankle), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), LB Rob Ninkovich (hip), WR Matt Slater (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), RB Shane Vereen (hamstring), OG Brian Waters (ankle) and LB Tracy White (abdomen) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (knee) and OT Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

OG | Marshal Yanda | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (knee), OG Marshal Yanda (chest), LB Dannell Ellerbe (head) and SS Bernard Pollard (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

OG | Todd Herremans | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Todd Herremans (ankle), DE Darryl Tapp (ribs), DT Trevor Laws (knee) and LB Brian Rolle (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

OG | Mike Brisiel | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said OG Mike Brisiel (leg) is doing very well in his rehab from a fractured fibula and may be available to play in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

OG | Brandon Keith | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
Arizona Cardinals OT D.J. Young was promoted to the active roster, as the team is now allowed to protect him going into the offseason. OG Brandon Keith will be a free agent, and OT Levi J. Brown might be cut due to high salary.

OG | Kris Dielman | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OG Kris Dielman (concussion) is contemplating retirement due to the effects of a concussion and seizure suffered in October.

OG | Edwin Williams | Chicago Bears | Transaction
The Chicago Bears signed OG Edwin Williams to a two-year contract extension Wednesday, Dec. 28. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

OG | Chris Spencer | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (ankle), LB Nick Roach (shin), C Chris Spencer (back) and DL Corey Wootton (concussion) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.


Defensive Line

DL | Frostee Rucker | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (knee), DE Frostee Rucker (neck) and FS Chris Crocker (knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

DL | Carlos Dunlap | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap (hamstring), LB Dontay Moch (illness) and SS Taylor Mays (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

DL | Dontay Moch | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap (hamstring), LB Dontay Moch (illness) and SS Taylor Mays (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

DL | Cory Redding | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DE Cory Redding (ankle), CB Cary Williams (head) and PK Billy Cundiff (calf) were limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys DL Joshua Brent (knee), WR Andre Holmes (hamstring), CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), WR Kevin Ogletree (knee), DL Jay Ratliff (ribs) and LB DeMarcus Ware (neck) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

DL | Darryl Tapp | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Todd Herremans (ankle), DE Darryl Tapp (ribs), DT Trevor Laws (knee) and LB Brian Rolle (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

DL | Trevor Laws | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Todd Herremans (ankle), DE Darryl Tapp (ribs), DT Trevor Laws (knee) and LB Brian Rolle (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), OT Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), LB Clay Matthews (ankle), DL Ryan Pickett (concussion) and CB Charles Woodson (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

DL | Charles Johnson | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers DL Charles Johnson (back), WR Legedu Naanee (foot), DL Andre Neblett (head) and S Jordan Pugh (head) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (foot) is not participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 29. He continues to walk with a noticeable limp and has not been able to practice for consecutive days in over a month.

DL | Jason Jones | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DL Jason Jones (ankle) said that he has a high ankle sprain, an injury he suffered in Week 16. Jones' status for Week 17 is uncertain. "I'm doing all right. My ankle is hurting a little bit right now. It just depends on how my ankle responds to treatment this week," Jones said. "Hopefully, I can play. It's one of the biggest games of the year. If not, then we've got a lot people in our room that can play and step up. It's a high ankle sprain. We'll see how I respond."

DL | Shaun Cody | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans DL Shaun Cody (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), WR Bryant Johnson (thigh) and WR Jeff Maehl (hamstring) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

DL | Chris Long | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams CB Josh Gordy (abdomen) and DL Chris Long (ankle) were each able to take part in a limited practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

DL | John Henderson | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (collarbone), DL John Henderson (knee) and DL Richard Seymour (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (collarbone), DL John Henderson (knee) and DL Richard Seymour (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

DL | Corey Wootton | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (ankle), LB Nick Roach (shin), C Chris Spencer (back) and DL Corey Wootton (concussion) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.


Linebacker

LB | DeMarcus Ware | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys DL Joshua Brent (knee), WR Andre Holmes (hamstring), CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), WR Kevin Ogletree (knee), DL Jay Ratliff (ribs) and LB DeMarcus Ware (neck) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

LB | Brian Rolle | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Todd Herremans (ankle), DE Darryl Tapp (ribs), DT Trevor Laws (knee) and LB Brian Rolle (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

LB | Mark Herzlich | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants TE Jake Ballard (knee) and LB Mark Herzlich (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

LB | Dan Connor | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent LB Dan Connor said he will test the free agent market this season to see if he can find a full-time starting job with another team. He said he would be open to re-signing with the Panthers.

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (wrist, illness) and S Danny McCray (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), OT Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), LB Clay Matthews (ankle), DL Ryan Pickett (concussion) and CB Charles Woodson (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

LB | Ricky Sapp | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets have signed LB Ricky Sapp to the active roster from the practice squad.

LB | Frank Zombo | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Frank Zombo (hamstring) said Wednesday, Dec. 28, that he is healthy and hopes to play in Week 17 against the Detroit Lions in order to prove he can contribute in the playoffs. "I'll takes as many opportunities as I can get," Zombo said. "Obviously this is another opportunity, and I want to take full advantage of it."

LB | Patrick Willis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers LB Patrick Willis (hamstring) took part in a limited practice session Wednesday, Dec. 28. Willis is expected to be available in the Week 17 game against the St. Louis Rams if needed.

LB | Brady Poppinga | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams QB A.J. Feeley (thumb) and LB Brady Poppinga (illness) were each unable to practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

LB | Von Miller | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos SS Quinton Carter (hip) and LB Von Miller (thumb) were each able to practice in full Wednesday, Dec. 28.


Cornerback

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys DL Joshua Brent (knee), WR Andre Holmes (hamstring), CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), WR Kevin Ogletree (knee), DL Jay Ratliff (ribs) and LB DeMarcus Ware (neck) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

CB | Patrick Peterson | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (Achilles') did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29. Peterson said he would like to play Week 17 but also wants to be smart about his health.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), OT Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), LB Clay Matthews (ankle), DL Ryan Pickett (concussion) and CB Charles Woodson (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (finger) is wearing a smaller soft cast on his dislocated finger during practice Thursday, Dec. 29. He was taking part in position drills at practice.

CB | Carlos Rogers | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), FB Bruce Miller (knee) and CB Carlos Rogers (knee) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

CB | Jason Allen | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Jason Allen (thumb), DL Earl Mitchell (knee), C Chris Myers (knee) and OT Eric Winston (calf) were each able to practice in full Wednesday, Dec. 28.

CB | Glover Quin | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Mike Brisiel (ankle), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), SS Troy Nolan (ankle) and CB Glover Quin (rest) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.


Strong Safety

SS | Patrick Chung | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots CB Kyle Arrington (foot), S Patrick Chung (foot), C Dan Connolly (groin), WR Julian Edelman (back), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), OT Matt Light (ankle), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), LB Rob Ninkovich (hip), WR Matt Slater (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), RB Shane Vereen (hamstring), OG Brian Waters (ankle) and LB Tracy White (abdomen) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

SS | Bernard Pollard | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (knee), OG Marshal Yanda (chest), LB Dannell Ellerbe (head) and SS Bernard Pollard (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

SS | Brian Dawkins | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos SS Brian Dawkins (neck), who missed practice again Thursday, Dec. 29, is dealing with a pinched nerve in his neck, according to head coach John Fox.

SS | Jon McGraw | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs SS Jon McGraw (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28, but he was able to work with the starters.

SS | Quinton Carter | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos SS Quinton Carter (hip) and LB Von Miller (thumb) were each able to practice in full Wednesday, Dec. 28.


Free Safety

FS | Chris Crocker | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (knee), DE Frostee Rucker (neck) and FS Chris Crocker (knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

FS | Charles Godfrey | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers S Charles Godfrey (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee) will miss his fifth straight game in Week 17.

FS | Kerry Rhodes | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Wednesday, Dec. 28, that FS Kerry Rhodes (ankle) might return to practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

FS | Malcolm Jenkins | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE John Gilmore (toe), FS Malcolm Jenkins (neck) and LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

FS | Michael Huff | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (foot), S Michael Huff (hamstring), RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring) and WR Louis Murphy (groin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

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