Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 18, 2012 @ 10:43:57 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
One reason the New York Jets did not sign a running back this week, despite injuries to RBs Joe McKnight (ankle) and Bilal Powell (shoulder), is because QB Tim Tebow has the ability to play the position, according to sources - a sure sign Tebow will be involved in Week 7.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) is expected to play in Week 7 despite being limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Rodgers is merely taking a cautious approach at the start of the practice week. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers would be evaluated Thursday, Oct. 18, before determining whether he would do more in practice.

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder, foot) and QB Brandon Weeden (foot) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 17.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (shoulder) is on track to return to the field in Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts. He threw short balls as a warmup Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he also took part in individual drills. Head coach Mike Munchak fully plans on reinserting Locker into the starting quarterback job when he returns to full health.

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith (finger), LB Tavares Gooden (groin), P Andy Lee (hand) and PK David Akers (illness) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and are listed as probable for Week 7.

QB | Christian Ponder | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (back) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.


Running Back

RB | Keiland Williams | Free Agent | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have released RB Keiland Williams.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (shoulder) was listed as a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Taiwan Jones | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OG Mike Brisiel (concussion), RB Taiwan Jones (knee), OL Alex Parsons (back, shoulder) and DT Richard Seymour (knee) were listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Donald Brown | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Donald Brown (knee), CB Darius Butler (shoulder), LB Jerrell Freeman (ankle), LB Robert Mathis (knee), DT Fili Moala (knee), DE Cory Redding (knee) and DT Martin Tevaseu (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (chest, rib) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), WR Mario Manningham (shoulder) and OT Joe Staley (concussion) are listed as questionable for Week 7. Jacobs fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, while the other two were limited.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (concussion) was not in attendance for practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he was not present in the locker room, either.

RB | Brandon Bolden | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (knee) and LB Tracy White (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Isaac Redman | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman (ankle), C Maurkice Pouncey (knee), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB Chris Carter (hamstring), LB Lawrence Timmons (foot) and SS Troy Polamalu (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles') did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Javon Ringer | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans LB Zach Brown (illness), DB Tommie Campbell (ankle), DT Jurrell Casey (shoulder), LB Colin McCarthy (ankle) and RB Javon Ringer (knee) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct 17.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot), C Ryan Cook (hamstring), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle) and P Chris Jones (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Brian Leonard | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Brian Leonard (ribs) and LB Dontay Moch (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Alex Green | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans G Antoine Caldwell (concussion), T Shaun Cody (back), S Quintin Demps (thumb, forearm), LB Bradie James (calf), LB Jesse Nading (foot, neck), DE Antonio D. Smith (undisclosed) and RB Ben Tate (toe) were all limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said there is no doubt RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) will play in Week 7 despite being held out of practice as a precaution Wednesday, Oct. 17. Peterson still has some tenderness in his left ankle.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said the foot pain that RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) is experiencing is related to the same issue he's had in the past with his surgically repaired foot.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.


Wide Receiver

WR | Brandon Lloyd | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie will likely cover New England Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd (shoulder) in Week 7; however, that does not mean Lloyd will fall out of the team's game plan, as he likely would if being covered by CB Darrelle Revis (knee). Cromartie has played well in Revis' absence, but the Patriots have never shied away from attacking him. QB Tom Brady completed five of seven passes against Cromartie for 54 yards and a touchdown over two games last year, and he was 11-for-19 passing for 134 yards and three touchdowns over three 2010 meetings.

WR | Denarius Moore | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (shoulder) was able to fully participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Jerome Simpson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said WR Jerome Simpson (back) must first show that he's past his back problems before he's made active in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals. However, Simpson is certain that he'll be starting. "No question," Frazier said. "You don't want to put him in a situation where you feel like he can't protect himself or do the things he needs to do to play at the level that he wants to play at and we want him to play at, for sure." He is believed to be dealing with a disc problem, although that hasn't been confirmed by tests.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin (hamstring), CB Tashaun Gipson (knee), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring) OG Jason Pinkston (illness), DT Ahtyba Rubin (calf), S Ray Ventrone (hand, calf), S T.J. Ward (hand) and LS Christian Yount (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Mario Manningham | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), WR Mario Manningham (shoulder) and OT Joe Staley (concussion) are listed as questionable for Week 7. Jacobs fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, while the other two were limited.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Laurent Robinson (concussion), C Brad Meester, DT Tyson Alualu and SS Dwight Lowery (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Meester and Alualu missed practice because of non-injury related reasons.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (foot) said he probably came back from his foot injury too soon, causing him to miss additional games with setbacks. It's unclear when Garcon will return to the starting lineup.

WR | Jeremy Kerley | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (finger) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Stephen Hill | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Brad Smith | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Brad Smith (chest) and DE Mario Williams (wrist) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Lestar Jean | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans OLB Bryan Braman (knee), WR Lestar Jean (knee), C Ben Jones (knee), S Shiloh Keo (neck,back,thumb), C Chris Myers (hip) and G Wade Smith (knee) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (undisclosed) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Nate Burleson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (undisclosed), DE Cliff Avril (back), DT Corey Williams (knee), LB DeAndre Levy (undisclosed), CB Bill Bentley (shoulder) and CB Jacob Lacey (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | David Gettis | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers WR David Gettis (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, but is still on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He likely will not be ready to play in a game until Week 8 at the earliest.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he appears to be a long shot to play in Week 7.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (knee, foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.


Tight End

TE | Todd Heap | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals CB Michael Adams (hamstring), DT Darnell Dockett (hamstring), LB Quentin Groves (hamstring), TE Todd Heap (knee) and LB O'Brien Schofield (knee) were listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hip) says he is feeling pretty good and doing everything he can to play each week. "Pretty good, just taking it day by day, always got nicks and bruises after games and everything," Gronkowski said today. "You've got to just treat them to get your body right and be ready for next week."

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct, 17.

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) is highly questionable for Week 7 after he missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. It's unclear if he dealing with a high or low ankle sprain, but he doesn't look to be back to 100 percent health. Graham has been doing some running, and the team is optimistic he'll be back sooner than later. TE David Thomas is the backup tight end should Graham be unable to suit up in Week 7.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

TE | DJ Williams | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers S Sean Richardson (hamstring) and TE DJ Williams (hamstring) were both limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

TE | Fred Davis | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (undisclosed) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

TE | Zach X. Miller | Free Agent | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived TE Zach X. Miller.


Place Kicker

PK | Sebastian Janikowski | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski (groin) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, due to a left groin injury.

PK | David Akers | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith (finger), LB Tavares Gooden (groin), P Andy Lee (hand) and PK David Akers (illness) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and are listed as probable for Week 7.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Khalif Barnes | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OT Khalif Barnes (groin), TE Richard Gordon (hamstring) and CB Shawntae Spencer (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

OT | Winston Justice | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (foot), OT Winston Justice (ankle) and OG Joe Reitz (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

OT | Joe Staley | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), WR Mario Manningham (shoulder) and OT Joe Staley (concussion) are listed as questionable for Week 7. Jacobs fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, while the other two were limited.

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots S Patrick Chung (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (hand), S Steve Gregory (hip), LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), OG Logan Mankins (calf, hip), C Nick McDonald (shoulder), CB Sterling Moore (knee) and OT Sebastian Vollmer (back, knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

OT | Marcus Gilbert | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman (ankle), C Maurkice Pouncey (knee), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB Chris Carter (hamstring), LB Lawrence Timmons (foot) and SS Troy Polamalu (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

OT | Mike Otto | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans T Mike Otto (knee) and LB Patrick Bailey (hand) both fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

OT | Wayne Hunter | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams LB Mario Haggan (thigh), T Wayne Hunter (back), CB Janoris Jenkins (back) and T Rodger Saffold (knee) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams LB Mario Haggan (thigh), T Wayne Hunter (back), CB Janoris Jenkins (back) and T Rodger Saffold (knee) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens OT Bryant McKinnie (thigh) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.


Guard

OG | Mike Brisiel | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OG Mike Brisiel (concussion) has been cleared from a concussion and he will likely start in the team's Week 7 game.

OG | Carl Nicks | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Carl Nicks (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

OG | Matt Slauson | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets S LaRon Landry (heel), G Brandon Moore (hip), LB Calvin Pace (shoulder) and G Matt Slauson (knee) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots S Patrick Chung (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (hand), S Steve Gregory (hip), LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), OG Logan Mankins (calf, hip), C Nick McDonald (shoulder), CB Sterling Moore (knee) and OT Sebastian Vollmer (back, knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

OG | Ryan Cook | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot), C Ryan Cook (hamstring), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle) and P Chris Jones (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

OG | Kevin Zeitler | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Andrew Hawkins (back), DT Devon Still (shoulder) and OG Kevin Zeitler (elbow) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

OG | John Moffitt | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OG John Moffitt (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and has been ruled out for Week 7.

OG | Antoine Caldwell | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans G Antoine Caldwell (concussion), T Shaun Cody (back), S Quintin Demps (thumb, forearm), LB Bradie James (calf), LB Jesse Nading (foot, neck), DE Antonio D. Smith (undisclosed) and RB Ben Tate (toe) were all limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

OG | Jahri Evans | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints CB Jabari Greer (groin) and Jahri Evans (toe) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.


Offensive Line

OL | Cordy Glenn | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said OT Cordy Glenn (ankle) will not be able to play Week 7 but is targeting Week 9 to return from his ankle injury. The Bills will have a bye Week 8.

OL | Joe Reitz | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (foot), OT Winston Justice (ankle) and OG Joe Reitz (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

OL | Jason Pinkston | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin (hamstring), CB Tashaun Gipson (knee), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring) OG Jason Pinkston (illness), DT Ahtyba Rubin (calf), S Ray Ventrone (hand, calf), S T.J. Ward (hand) and LS Christian Yount (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.


Defensive Line

DL | Corey Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DT Corey Williams (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

DL | B.J. Raji | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji (ankle) said his sprained left ankle is doing better following a workout Wednesday, Oct. 17, and he is hoping to play in Week 7. "I'm not back to myself, but I feel comfortable enough to hopefully give it a go (today) with the pads on," Raji said. "I was doing a little more cutting and planting and simulating what I was doing on the field. I was happy with where I was at."

DL | Da'Quan Bowers | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers (Achilles') took part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17; however, the team will not rush him back into the lineup. "We've got to make sure we go deliberately with this. Do it, see how he feels and then do it some more," head coach Greg Schiano said. "It was a minimal workload (Wednesday). We're going to ease our way into this." Bowers would not speculate on when he might be ready to play in a game. "I'm just kind of getting back in the swing of things. It's a day-by-day situation," he said.

DL | Brian Robison | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings DE Brian Robison (elbow) has only one sack this season after having 4.5 sacks through six games in 2011. Robison injured his left elbow in Week 2 and has been wearing a large brace on his arm. "Not a whole lot of concern," head coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday, Oct. 17. "He's still playing at a high level. May not have gotten the numbers from a sacks standpoint, but he's getting good pressure on the quarterback and hasn't really complained about not being able to do the job and you don't see it on tape. So no real concerns."

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OG Mike Brisiel (concussion), RB Taiwan Jones (knee), OL Alex Parsons (back, shoulder) and DT Richard Seymour (knee) were listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Darnell Dockett | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals CB Michael Adams (hamstring), DT Darnell Dockett (hamstring), LB Quentin Groves (hamstring), TE Todd Heap (knee) and LB O'Brien Schofield (knee) were listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Cory Redding | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Donald Brown (knee), CB Darius Butler (shoulder), LB Jerrell Freeman (ankle), LB Robert Mathis (knee), DT Fili Moala (knee), DE Cory Redding (knee) and DT Martin Tevaseu (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Ahtyba Rubin | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin (hamstring), CB Tashaun Gipson (knee), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring) OG Jason Pinkston (illness), DT Ahtyba Rubin (calf), S Ray Ventrone (hand, calf), S T.J. Ward (hand) and LS Christian Yount (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Tyson Alualu | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Laurent Robinson (concussion), C Brad Meester, DT Tyson Alualu and SS Dwight Lowery (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Meester and Alualu missed practice because of non-injury related reasons.

DL | Jared Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (groin), LB Marvin Mitchell (calf), CB Antoine Winfield (knee), S Robert Blanton (hamstring) and FS Mistral Raymond (ankle) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Sione Pouha | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets DT Kenrick Ellis (knee), WR Clyde Gates (shoulder), C Nick Mangold (ankle), RB Joe McKnight (ankle), DT Sione Pouha (back), RB Bilal Powell (shoulder) and S Eric Smith (knee) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Kenrick Ellis | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets DT Kenrick Ellis (knee), WR Clyde Gates (shoulder), C Nick Mangold (ankle), RB Joe McKnight (ankle), DT Sione Pouha (back), RB Bilal Powell (shoulder) and S Eric Smith (knee) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Mario Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Brad Smith (chest) and DE Mario Williams (wrist) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Kyle Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson (knee), OT Cordy Glenn (ankle), CB Terrence McGee (knee), SS Da'Norris Searcy (ankle) and DT Kyle Williams (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Mark Anderson | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson (knee), OT Cordy Glenn (ankle), CB Terrence McGee (knee), SS Da'Norris Searcy (ankle) and DT Kyle Williams (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Shaun Cody | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans G Antoine Caldwell (concussion), T Shaun Cody (back), S Quintin Demps (thumb, forearm), LB Bradie James (calf), LB Jesse Nading (foot, neck), DE Antonio D. Smith (undisclosed) and RB Ben Tate (toe) were all limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (undisclosed), DE Cliff Avril (back), DT Corey Williams (knee), LB DeAndre Levy (undisclosed), CB Bill Bentley (shoulder) and CB Jacob Lacey (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Pat Sims | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said DT Pat Sims (hamstring) will not be active for the team's Week 7 game. Sims is on the Physically Unable to Perform list but is eligible to return to practice this week.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (knee), DT Haloti Ngata (knee) and CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Chris Canty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DT Chris Canty (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, but said he believes he has a long ways to go before he can contribute to the team.


Linebacker

LB | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
The Dallas Cowboys are hopeful LB Anthony Spencer (pectoral) can play in Week 7; however, his status at this point remains uncertain. "We're trying to move forward with him and he has made progress," head coach Jason Garrett said Thursday, Oct. 18. "Just get to a point at some point, is he capable of going or not? So he did more yesterday and we're hopeful that as we go forward he can do more and play in this ball game. He's a big part of our defense."

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Updating a previous item, there is no specific plan at this point as to when Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles') will return to the field, according to three sources connected to the situation. Suggs is taking his rehab "day by day," according to a source with knowledge of his condition and mindset, and has "no idea" on when he'll be considered game-ready. Suggs' rehab has gone as well as could be expected, but the club source said he'd be "shocked" if he were to play in Week 7.

LB | O'Brien Schofield | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals CB Michael Adams (hamstring), DT Darnell Dockett (hamstring), LB Quentin Groves (hamstring), TE Todd Heap (knee) and LB O'Brien Schofield (knee) were listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Pat Angerer | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (foot), OT Winston Justice (ankle) and OG Joe Reitz (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Donald Brown (knee), CB Darius Butler (shoulder), LB Jerrell Freeman (ankle), LB Robert Mathis (knee), DT Fili Moala (knee), DE Cory Redding (knee) and DT Martin Tevaseu (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Scott Fujita | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (shoulder, neck) and CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | D.J. Smith | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Transaction
The Green Bay Packers placed LB D.J. Smith (knee) on the Injured Reserve Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Daryl Smith | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Daryl Smith (groin) and FS Dawan Landry (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Calvin Pace | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets S LaRon Landry (heel), G Brandon Moore (hip), LB Calvin Pace (shoulder) and G Matt Slauson (knee) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Bart Scott | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets LB Bart Scott (toe) and LB Bryan Thomas (hamstring) were both limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Jonathan Vilma | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) is extremely unlikely to play in Week 7 after returning to practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He'll likely be eased into action in the coming weeks. Vilma will most likely rotate as an outside linebacker with LB Curtis Lofton entrenched at middle linebacker.

LB | Dont'a Hightower | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots S Patrick Chung (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (hand), S Steve Gregory (hip), LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), OG Logan Mankins (calf, hip), C Nick McDonald (shoulder), CB Sterling Moore (knee) and OT Sebastian Vollmer (back, knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Colin McCarthy | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans LB Zach Brown (illness), DB Tommie Campbell (ankle), DT Jurrell Casey (shoulder), LB Colin McCarthy (ankle) and RB Javon Ringer (knee) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct 17.

LB | Nick Perry | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers LB Nick Perry (knee), DT B.J. Raji (ankle) and CB Sam Shields (shin, ankle) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | London Fletcher | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DE Stephen Bowen, DE Doug Worthington (calf), DT Barry Cofield (shoulder), LB London Fletcher, CB Cedric Griffin (hamstring), CB DeAngelo Hall (knee) and FS Jordan Pugh (head) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Bowen and Fletcher were limited because of non-injury related reasons.

LB | DeAndre Levy | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (undisclosed), DE Cliff Avril (back), DT Corey Williams (knee), LB DeAndre Levy (undisclosed), CB Bill Bentley (shoulder) and CB Jacob Lacey (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Michael Boley | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants RB Da'Rel Scott (knee), LB Michael Boley (hip), LB Jacquian Williams (knee), CB Corey Webster (hand, hamstring) and SS Kenny Phillips (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Aaron Curry | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders LB Aaron Curry (knees) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. He is unlikely to reclaim his starting spot at weakside linebacker with LB Miles Burris playing well, but Curry will be used as a backup. The team has 21 days to decide whether to activate Curry from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

LB | Scott Shanle | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints LB David Hawthorne (hamstring) and LB Scott Shanle (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | David Hawthorne | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints LB David Hawthorne (hamstring) and LB Scott Shanle (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, because he knee injury flared up after taking part in practice Monday, Oct. 15.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
By rule, Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (triceps) must sit out eight weeks after being placed on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list. He can practice after six weeks and can return to play in Week 15 if he's healthy enough. "We have no idea whether that time frame has anything to do with the injury, but there's an opportunity and we're going to keep the door open," head coach John Harbaugh said. "We'll just see where that goes moving forward."

LB | Keith Rivers | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Jacquian Williams (knee) is not expected to play in Week 7. LBs Michael Boley and Keith Rivers are expected to take over whatever role Williams would have had.


Cornerback

CB | Jacob Lacey | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Bill Bentley (shoulder), CB Jacob Lacey (concussion) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) were not at practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

CB | Antonio Cromartie | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie will likely cover New England Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd (shoulder) in Week 7; however, that does not mean Lloyd will fall out of the team's game plan, as he likely would if being covered by CB Darrelle Revis (knee). Cromartie has played well in Revis' absence, but the Patriots have never shied away from attacking him. QB Tom Brady completed five of seven passes against Cromartie for 54 yards and a touchdown over two games last year, and he was 11-for-19 passing for 134 yards and three touchdowns over three 2010 meetings.

CB | Alphonso Smith | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have re-signed free-agent CB Alphonso Smith. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CB | A.J. Jefferson | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
Minnesota Vikings CB A.J. Jefferson, acquired from the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional draft pick before the regular season opener, is giving any information he knows about the Cardinals to the coaching staff in preparation for their Week 7 game. "We're tapping," his mind, head coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday, Oct. 17. "Our offensive staff met with him on Monday, our special teams coach (Mike Priefer) met with him. We're definitely talking to him about their personnel and some of the things that he can provide information for us."

CB | Shawntae Spencer | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OT Khalif Barnes (groin), TE Richard Gordon (hamstring) and CB Shawntae Spencer (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | Greg Toler | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals FB Anthony Sherman (knee), CB Greg Toler (hamstring) and LB Reggie Walker (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | Donnie Fletcher | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets re-signed CB Donnie Fletcher to their practice squad Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | Vontae Davis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts CB Vontae Davis (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (groin), LB Marvin Mitchell (calf), CB Antoine Winfield (knee), S Robert Blanton (hamstring) and FS Mistral Raymond (ankle) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | Morris Claiborne | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson (knee), OT Cordy Glenn (ankle), CB Terrence McGee (knee), SS Da'Norris Searcy (ankle) and DT Kyle Williams (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DE Stephen Bowen, DE Doug Worthington (calf), DT Barry Cofield (shoulder), LB London Fletcher, CB Cedric Griffin (hamstring), CB DeAngelo Hall (knee) and FS Jordan Pugh (head) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Bowen and Fletcher were limited because of non-injury related reasons.

CB | Janoris Jenkins | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams LB Mario Haggan (thigh), T Wayne Hunter (back), CB Janoris Jenkins (back) and T Rodger Saffold (knee) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | Chris Gamble | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OG Geoff Hangartner (knee), CB Chris Gamble (shoulder) and FS Colin Jones (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said he has been happy with the progress CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) has made in his rehab from a knee injury but is not ready to say if Kirkpatrick will play Week 7. The team may wait until after their Week 8 bye to have him play.

CB | Jimmy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (knee), DT Haloti Ngata (knee) and CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | Jabari Greer | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints CB Jabari Greer (groin) and Jahri Evans (toe) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants RB Da'Rel Scott (knee), LB Michael Boley (hip), LB Jacquian Williams (knee), CB Corey Webster (hand, hamstring) and SS Kenny Phillips (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | Walter Thurmond | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond (leg) said he is recovered from the broken leg he suffered last season but will not be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list before the team's Week 7 game. Thurmond said he expects to play in Week 8.


Strong Safety

SS | Patrick Chung | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots S Patrick Chung (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (hand), S Steve Gregory (hip), LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), OG Logan Mankins (calf, hip), C Nick McDonald (shoulder), CB Sterling Moore (knee) and OT Sebastian Vollmer (back, knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman (ankle), C Maurkice Pouncey (knee), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB Chris Carter (hamstring), LB Lawrence Timmons (foot) and SS Troy Polamalu (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

SS | Kam Chancellor | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DT Clinton McDonald (groin) and SS Kam Chancellor (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and are listed as probable for Week 7.

SS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants RB Da'Rel Scott (knee), LB Michael Boley (hip), LB Jacquian Williams (knee), CB Corey Webster (hand, hamstring) and SS Kenny Phillips (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Bill Bentley (shoulder), CB Jacob Lacey (concussion) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) were not at practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

FS | Kerry Rhodes | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Arizona Cardinals FS Kerry Rhodes (back) was unable to practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he wasn't sure how long Rhodes would be sidelined. FS Rashad Johnson and FS James Sanders have been split reps in the past when SS Adrian Wilson was out of an earlier game, and will step in if Rhodes cannot go.

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (shoulder) said he's been dealing with a "labrum tear" in his shoulder that has been affecting his play this year.

FS | T.J. Ward | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin (hamstring), CB Tashaun Gipson (knee), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring) OG Jason Pinkston (illness), DT Ahtyba Rubin (calf), S Ray Ventrone (hand, calf), S T.J. Ward (hand) and LS Christian Yount (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

FS | Dawan Landry | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Daryl Smith (groin) and FS Dawan Landry (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

FS | LaRon Landry | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets S LaRon Landry (heel), G Brandon Moore (hip), LB Calvin Pace (shoulder) and G Matt Slauson (knee) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB David Jones (Achilles') and FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

FS | Danieal Manning | Houston Texans | Injury
The NFL has fined Houston Texans FS Danieal Manning $15,000 for punching Green Bay Packers OT Marshall Newhouse in Week 6 as Manning was pinned under a pile, according to a source. Manning plans to appeal the fine because his punches came in an attempt to protect himself from injury.

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