NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on August 28, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has named QB Carson Palmer (knee) the starter for the regular-season opener Sept. 10. Lewis added, "And now we can move on and quit writing about it. It's over now. He'll start in Kansas City."

QB | Andrew Walter | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders QB Andrew Walter (shoulder) is dealing with bursitis and tendinitis in his shoulder. He suffered through the same injury his senior year of college and required surgery. He was able to return to practice Monday, Aug. 28, but the team is watching him closely.

QB | A.J. Feeley | San Diego Chargers | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers announced QB A.J. Feeley has been released from the team.

QB | Kerry Collins | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Tennessee Titans announced Monday, Aug. 28, that they have signed free agent QB Kerry Collins (Raiders) to a contract. Financial terms of the contract were not released.

QB | Jeff George | Free Agent Players | Transaction, Free Agency News
Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders signed free agent QB Jeff George to a contract Monday, Aug. 28. Financial terms were not released.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (shoulder) said his shoulder was a little sore but he noted if the team had to play now he'd be able to play.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
Chris Pika, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw two interceptions Saturday, Aug. 26, against the Indianapolis Colts. Brees finished the game 19-of-29 for 189 yards while completing passes to eight different receivers.

QB | Mark Brunell | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins QB Mark Brunell struggled during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26. Brunell finished 7-of-16 passing for 51 yards and was sacked three times. In 11 series this preseason, Brunell has failed to lead a single scoring drive.

QB | Alex D. Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers QB Alex D. Smith finished the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26, with 93 yards after completing 9-of-14 passes. He threw a 15-yard touchdown to TE Vernon Davis against the Dallas Cowboys' second-team defense and also threw one interception.

QB | Drew Bledsoe | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys QB Drew Bledsoe finished the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26, with 200 yards passing and one touchdown while completing 12-of-17 passes. He completed his final nine passes and left the game at halftime.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning got off to a fast start during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26. He threw for 125 yards and one touchdown to WR Reggie Wayne in just the first quarter. Manning finished the night 14-of-25 for 165 yards and one touchdown. The New Orleans Saints' defensive line put pressure on Manning in the second quarter to slow him down.

QB | J.P. Losman | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills QB J.P. Losman likely secured the starting quarterback job Saturday, Aug. 26, with his performance in the team's preseason game. Losman was 15-of-22 passing for 184 yards with one touchdown and one interception.


Running Back

RB | Samkon Gado | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers RB Samkon Gado (rib) left the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 28, with a rib injury.

RB | Ahman Green | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green (quadriceps) ran for 18 yards on eight carries in the first half Monday, Aug. 28.

RB | Domanick Davis | Houston Texans | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is concerned over the status of injured RB Domanick Davis (knee), who could be in jeopardy of missing the entire 2006 season. "There's not much we can do about it, but I'm very concerned about that situation," Kubiak said. "I know it's been very frustrating for him. All we can do is be there for him. I'm more concerned about him right now and doing what's right for him."

RB | Mike Bell | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos RB Mike Bell's starting role may be in question after a 9-carry, 20-yard performance. Head coach Mike Shanahan has yet to make the running back picture clear for his Broncos.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens RB Jamal Lewis (hip) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 28.

RB | Mewelde Moore | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings RB Mewelde Moore (knee) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 28. His status for the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 31, is still uncertain.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Bob Kent, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (foot) will return to practice Monday, Aug. 28.

RB | Priest Holmes | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Transaction, Fantasy
The Kansas City Chiefs have placed RB Priest Holmes (neck) on their reserve physically unable to perform list.

RB | LaBrandon Toefield | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com, reports Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said RB LaBrandon Toefield is one of the team's initial candidates to serve as a short-yardage and goal-line running back, replacing FB Greg Jones (ACL).

RB | Wali Lundy | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
HoustonTexans.com reports Houston Texans RB Wali Lundy started at running back Sunday, Aug. 27, in place of RB Domanick Davis (knee).

RB | Michael Turner | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers backup RB Michael Turner has put together an outstanding preseason display. He has rushed 23 times for 151 yards and three touchdowns.

RB | Julius Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys RB Julius Jones gained 56 yards on 15 carries Saturday, Aug. 26. He had 43 yards on 20 carries in his first two preseason games combined.

RB | T.J. Duckett | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB T.J. Duckett carried the ball four times for eight yards in his debut Saturday, Aug. 26.

RB | Corey Dillon | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots RB Corey Dillon (eye) was poked in the eye in the first quarter Saturday, Aug. 26, and did not return.

RB | Dominic Rhodes | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes struggled during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26. Rhodes ran for 21 yards on seven carries during the game.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai struggled during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26. Addai ran for 12 yards on nine carries and scored on a 1-yard touchdown run.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the NFL Network reports Oakland Raiders RB LaMont Jordan (ankle) was able to return to the game Friday, Aug. 25, despite his ankle injury.

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones was more involved in the team's offense Friday, Aug. 25. He finished the game with 43 yards on 11 carries and 27 yards on three receptions.

RB | Cedric Benson | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears RB Cedric Benson (shoulder) did not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 25.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (shoulder) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26.


Fullback

FB | Derrick Wimbush | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com, reports Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said FB Derrick Wimbush will start at fullback Thursday, Aug. 31, against the Atlanta Falcons. He is one of the team's initial candidates to take over as the team's short-yardage and goal-line running back with the loss of FB Greg Jones (ACL).

FB | Greg Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com, reports Jacksonville Jaguars FB Greg Jones (knee) suffered a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.


Wide Receiver

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Dallas Cowboys WR Patrick Crayton (ankle) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 28, and could start the team's regular-season opener if WR Terrell Owens (hamstring) can not play.

WR | Patrick Crayton | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Dallas Cowboys WR Patrick Crayton (ankle) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 28, and could start the team's regular-season opener if WR Terrell Owens (hamstring) can not play.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Patrick McManamon, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (knee) says he will play in the team's season opener.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
Updating previous reports, Dave Spadaro, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports the New Orleans Saints acquired a conditional fourth round draft pick along with LB Mark Simoneau in exchange for WR Donte' Stallworth from the Philadelphia Eagles. The trade will be complete once both players pass their physicals with their new teams.

WR | Kevin Curtis | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams WR Kevin Curtis (concussion) suffered a slight concussion during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26. He sustained the injury late in the first half but was able to play in the third quarter.

WR | Isaac Bruce | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams WR Isaac Bruce (hamstring) had a tight hamstring during pregame warmups Saturday, Aug. 26, and was held out of the preseason game.

WR | Joe Horn | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints WR Joe Horn (back) suffered a bruised back Saturday, Aug. 26, and did not return to the game. His injury is not believed to be serious.

WR | Chad Jackson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Chad Jackson (hamstring) missed the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26.

WR | Terry Glenn | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terry Glenn caught four passes for 98 yards during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26.

WR | Amani Toomer | New York Giants | Injury News
During a conference call, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said WR Amani Toomer (hip) suffered a hip contusion Friday, Aug. 25, during the team's preseason game. Coughlin said he fell in an uncomfortable position but believes he'll be fine.

WR | Koren Robinson | Free Agent Players | Transaction, Fantasy
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings have cut WR Koren Robinson.


Tight End

TE | Itula Mili | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Kahn, of Seahawks Insider, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Itula Mili (knee) could possibly be ready for the regular-season opener, according to head coach Mike Holmgren. He is definitely out for the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 31.

TE | Marcedes Lewis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Buccaneers.com reports Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle) did not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26.

TE | Alge Crumpler | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons TE Alge Crumpler (knee) suffered a cut on his knee during the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers QB Alex D. Smith finished the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26, with 93 yards after completing 9-of-14 passes. He threw a 15-yard touchdown to TE Vernon Davis against the Dallas Cowboys' second-team defense and also threw one interception.


Place Kicker

PK | Michael Koenen | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons PK Michael Koenen may handle all of the kicking duties for the team. Koenen is 7-for-7 on field goals in the exhibition season and has also excelled at punting and kickoffs.

PK | David Akers | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Bob Kent, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles PK David Akers was encouraged by the chemistry he had with P Dirk Johnson as his holder Friday, Aug. 25. "That 52-yarder was by far Dirk and myself's most rhythmical snap, hold and kick and I felt really good to have that in there. It's good to see that and if he ends up being my holder this year we kind of have to build on that. It was good work for us to have. Whatever the team decides to do, we're ready to kind of roll," said Akers.

PK | Mike Vanderjagt | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Rob Philips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) is hoping to play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 31. Vanderjagt said, "I'm just trying to take three steps forward and not take two steps back. I'm trying to be smart. I'm trying to go full-go Monday [Aug. 28] and I expect to kick field goals and kickoffs on Thursday. That's my goal."


Offensive Tackle

OT | Roman Oben | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
The San Diego Chargers announced Monday, Aug. 28, that they have placed OT Roman Oben (foot) on the Reserve Physically Unable to Perform list.

OT | Aaron Gibson | Free Agent Players | Transaction
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports the Buffalo Bills released OL Aaron Gibson Monday, Aug. 28.


Defensive Line

DL | Shaun Rogers | Detroit Lions | Injury News
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions DT Shaun Rogers (shoulder) did not practice Monday, Aug. 28.

DL | Anthony McFarland | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Joanne Korth, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Anthony McFarland (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury Saturday, Aug. 26. McFarland said he was fine after the game.

DL | Marcus Stroud | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Buccaneers.com reports Jacksonville Jaguars DL Marcus Stroud (heel) did not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26.

DL | Michael Haynes | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears DL Michael Haynes (back) did not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 25.

DL | Tank Johnson | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears DL Tank Johnson (quadriceps) did not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 25.


Linebacker

LB | Na'il Diggs | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers LB Na'il Diggs (knee) has a sprained MCL in his right knee. Diggs claims it is minor and is listed as day-to-day.

LB | Edgerton Hartwell | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons LB Edgerton Hartwell (knees) had minor surgery on both of his knees and may miss 2-4 weeks. Hartwell has not been ruled out of playing in the season opener.

LB | Gerris Wilkinson | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants rookie LB Gerris Wilkinson could take over as the starter at weak-side linebacker for the team. With incumbent starter LB Carlos Emmons (burner) having trouble staying on the field, Wilkinson has taken advantage of the extra playing time to impress the coaches. He is competing with Emmons and LB Brandon Short (knee) for the starting job.

LB | Mark Simoneau | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
Updating previous reports, Dave Spadaro, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports the New Orleans Saints acquired a conditional fourth round draft pick along with LB Mark Simoneau in exchange for WR Donte' Stallworth from the Philadelphia Eagles. The trade will be complete once both players pass their physicals with their new teams.

LB | Chad Brown | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots LB Chad Brown (hand) missed the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26.

LB | Tedy Bruschi | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi (wrist) missed the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26.

LB | Mike Peterson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars LB Mike Peterson (knee) has sprained his MCL and will likely not be ready for the regular-season opener Sept. 10. He hurt his knee during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He left the game to have tests taken and was seen walking out of the stadium on crutches.

LB | Takeo Spikes | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills LB Takeo Spikes (Achilles') played in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26. He participated in two series and had one tackle.


Cornerback

CB | Shawntae Spencer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Chrissy Mauck, of SF49ers.com, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Shawntae Spencer (hamstring) missed practice Monday, Aug. 28.

CB | Deltha O'Neal | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Deltha O'Neal (hand) did not play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 28.

CB | DeMario Minter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Transaction
The Cleveland Browns have placed CB DeMario Minter (knee) on their reserve physically unable to perform list.

CB | Phillip Buchanon | Houston Texans | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans CB Phillip Buchanon (ribs) suffered bruised ribs in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 27.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Marc Narducci, of The Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Lito Sheppard (ankle) appears to be 100 percent recovered from his ankle injury in November, of 2005. However, he is still feeling the effects of the injury as he feels soreness and stiffness in his ankle after practice. "It will take a couple of weeks or months to get to 100 percent where I won't feel a thing," said Sheppard.

CB | Daylon McCutcheon | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Jeff Walcoff, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns CB Daylon McCutcheon (knee) did not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26.

CB | Gary Baxter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Jeff Walcoff, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (shoulder) did not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26.

CB | Nathan Vasher | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears CB Nathan Vasher (back) did not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 25.


Strong Safety

SS | Rodney Harrison | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots SS Rodney Harrison (knee) started the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26.

SS | Mike Brown | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears SS Mike Brown (Achilles') did not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 25.

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