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All our week 8 content

Week 8 Players in the News

by Clayton Gray, Exclusive to Footballguys.com


The Latest News

Quarterback

Running Back

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (ATL) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (ATL) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (ATL) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) DeAngelo Williams has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for an illegal chop block during the team's Week 7 game.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (KC) Steve Wyche, of NFL.com, reports Larry Johnson will not be released from the team anytime soon. Sources tell Wyche there is no market for Johnson.

Also, Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports the Chiefs have reached a settlement with Johnson regarding his suspension. Johnson will still be suspended two weeks, but he will only lose one game check.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) Ahmad Bradshaw was fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness during the team's Week 7 game.

Wide Receiver

*** Saturday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (CLE) Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Browns offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said he would not rule out using Josh Cribbs in the backfield as a running back. The Browns have just one rushing touchdown this season. In Week 6, Cribbs ran six times after taking a direct snap in the wildcat formation and gained 45 yards for a 7.5-yard average.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Mike Thomas (JAX) Michael C. Wright, of The Florida Times-Union, reports Mike Thomas will be the punt returner Week 8 because of the injury to CB Brian Witherspoon.

Tight End

*** Saturday Update *** TE Spencer Havner (GB) Tom Fanning, of Packers.com, reports Spencer Havner could see increased playing time at tight end Week 8 if TE Jermichael Finley does not play in the game.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (MIA) David J. Neal, of the Miami Herald, reports TEs Anthony Fasano and Joey Haynos have combined for 11 receptions and 115 yards with one touchdown so far this season. However, both tight ends have been solid blockers in the running game. According to head coach Tony Sparano, opponents have played their safeties down in the middle of the field, which doesn't allow the tight ends room to work the area without great effort. "When you are running the ball as well as we are running the ball, not too many teams are going to sit there and say, 'Hey, we are going to put two of these guys deep and just try to stop this thing with seven guys,'" Sparano said. "That is not what is happening."

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

Kicker

*** Saturday Update *** PK John Carney (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

Offensive Line

*** Saturday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Levi Brown has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for a chop block during the team's Week 7 game.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

LS Mike Schneck practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) John Niyo, of the Detroit News, reports T Jon Jansen will start at left guard in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) Tom Fanning, of Packers.com, reports C Scott Wells is expected to start at center in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports the Redskins have placed T Chris Samuels on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

Defensive Tackle

*** Saturday Update *** DT Alan Branch (ARI) Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Alan Branch said he is more comfortable playing at defensive end than at defensive tackle where he played when he first joined the Cardinals.

*** Saturday Update *** DT Keilen Dykes (ARI) Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Cardinals practice squad DL Keilen Dykes suffered a torn right biceps during practice Thursday, Oct. 29 and will be out for the season. He will undergo surgery Tuesday, Nov. 3.

*** Saturday Update *** DT Jonathan Babineaux (ATL) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** DT Thomas Johnson (ATL) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** DT Tommie Harris (CHI) Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Tommie Harris could return to the starting lineup in Week 8. When asked Friday, Oct. 30, about the health of his left knee after being benched in Week 7, Harris became a little defensive. "I don't even think that was an issue," Harris said. "I think somebody just made that up. So we'll just leave that alone."

*** Saturday Update *** DT Jay Ratliff (DAL) Matt Mosley, of ESPN.com, reports Jay Ratliff will likely play in the team's Week 8 game, according to a team source. Head coach Wade Phillips, however, said he is uncertain of Ratliff's status for the game. "There is slight swelling," Phillips said. "We did an MRI. We think it's something that will get better. How quickly is the question."

*** Saturday Update *** DT Pat Williams (MIN) Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Pat Williams was fined $5,000 by the NFL for an unnecessary roughness penalty in Week 7.

*** Saturday Update *** DT Sedrick Ellis (NO) will not play in Week 8.

Defensive End

*** Saturday Update *** DE John Abraham (ATL) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** DE Kroy Biermann (ATL) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

Inside Linebacker

*** Saturday Update *** ILB Kaluka Maiava (CLE) Kaluka Maiava was fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness during the team's Week 7 game.

*** Saturday Update *** ILB Corey Mays (KC) Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports Corey Mays was fined $5,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness during the team's Week 7 game.

*** Saturday Update *** ILB Marvin Mitchell (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

Outside Linebacker

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Tony Gilbert (ATL) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Matt Roth (MIA) The Dolphins have announced they have activated LB Matt Roth (out with an injured groin) from the Non-Football Injury list. To create a roster spot, the team released TE John Nalbone.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Reggie Torbor (MIA) Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports Reggie Torbor is expected to start at inside linebacker in Week 8, replacing injured LB Channing Crowder (now out with an injured shoulder).

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Jonathan Casillas (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Scott Fujita (NO) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

Cornerback

*** Saturday Update *** CB Antoine Harris (ATL) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Christopher Owens (ATL) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Jacob Lacey (IND) Jacob Lacey was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct during the team's Week 7 game.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Benny Sapp (MIN) Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Benny Sapp was fined $5,000 by the NFL for an unnecessary roughness penalty in Week 7.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Malcolm Jenkins (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Leigh Torrence (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Usama Young (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Aaron Ross (NYG) Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports Aaron Ross insisted his return to action is "real close now." Ross said he is feeling "a whole lot better" and has been running, cutting and backpedaling all week. Ross has a chance to return to individual drills next week.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Tarell Brown (SF) The San Jose Mercury News reports Tarell Brown said he will start at left cornerback in Week 8 in place of CB Nate Clements. Clements likely will play nickel back throughout the game.

Safety

*** Saturday Update *** S Antrel Rolle (ARI) Antrel Rolle has been fined $7,500 for hitting a defenseless receiver Week 7.

*** Saturday Update *** S Michael Johnson (NYG) Michael Johnson was fined $5,000 for roughing the passer during the team's Week 7 game.

*** Saturday Update *** S Ryan Clark (PIT) Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Ryan Clark said during a radio interview that he has been cleared to play in Denver Week 9, but there is no decision on whether he will play in the game. The last time Clark traveled to Denver, his blood reacted poorly to the thin air because of a sickle-cell trait.

General Team News

*** Saturday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) The Associated Press reports Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is angry over a potential fan protest prior to the start of the team's Nov. 16 game. Two longtime season-ticket holders are planning a protest before, urging fans to stay away from their seats for the opening kickoff to send a message after so many years of losing. The Browns (1-6) are headed towards their eighth losing season in 11 years since returning to the NFL. "That (ticks) me off. This is Cleveland. They're going to show up and back this damn team," Ryan said. "This is a town that's tough and that loves football. Nobody's happy. I hate me, too. So they hate me. Great. Doesn't mean you turn your back."


All the news

Quarterback

*** Friday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (BUF) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (BUF) The Associated Press reports Ryan Fitzpatrick will again start in Week 8 in place of Trent Edwards, who is still out due to a concussion.

Also, Allen Wilson, of The Buffalo News, reports Fitzpatrick appears to be developing some chemistry with his receivers. "Lee's been my guy when I've been in there," Fitzpatrick said. "I enjoy throwing to Terrell (Owens) and Lee and Josh (Reed) as well. Lee's done a good job." Lee Evans has been running more inside routes in the last two weeks, which has given him more success on slant patterns.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (CAR) The Associated Press reports Panthers head coach John Fox said that Jake Delhomme will remain the team's starting quarterback. Fox said he thinks Delhomme gives the team "the best chance to win".

QB Matt Moore (CAR) Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports that there's a "real chance" Matt Moore starts next week instead of Jake Delhomme. He puts the odds at 55-45.

*** Friday Update *** QB Derek Anderson (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Derek Anderson (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

QB Derek Anderson (CLE) Tom Withers, of The Associated Press, reports Browns head coach Eric Mangini has no plans to bench Derek Anderson in favor of Brady Quinn. Anderson has completed just 23 of 70 passes in the last three games.

QB Brady Quinn (CLE) CBSSports.com reports Browns head coach Eric Mangini denied he is keeping Brady Quinn on the bench to prevent him from triggering an escalator clause in his contract. The clause could cost the team up to $11 million.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Matthew Stafford was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 30. He is listed as questionable for Week 8. He will be a game-time decision but likely will play.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Matthew Stafford (DET) Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Matthew Stafford returned to practice Tuesday, Oct. 27 and moved relatively well in the first 30 minutes of practice.

Stafford took part in the individual drills that are open to the media, but acknowledged that he wasn't fully involved in the full-team portion of the session.

"I was limited," Stafford said. "I didn't get all the reps, but I took a few. This is the most I've done on it, and it felt pretty good."

Schwartz continues to make sure he gives as little information as possible about his players. "Absolutely nothing," said Schwartz, when asked what he would reveal about Stafford's participation in Tuesday's practice. "I do think the bye came at a good time for getting people healthier, and everyone was able to at least do something, but that's as far as I will go."

*** Friday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** QB Brett Favre (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brett Favre (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brett Favre (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** QB Bruce Gradkowski (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Bruce Gradkowski (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

QB JaMarcus Russell (OAK) NFL.com reports Raiders head coach Tom Cable said he will stick with JaMarcus Russell as the team's starting quarterback. Russell was pulled from the game in Week 7 midway through the second quarter after completing 6 of 11 passes for 61 yards with two interceptions and a fumble.

David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports Russell fumbled the first snap of the game during Week 7 in part because he did not have the offense lined up in the right formation. Head coach Tom Cable called for a "four vertical" pass play from the Raiders 10-yard line, thinking his aggressive call would catch the New York Jets by surprise. Russell, however, did not get the offense lined up in the right formation, then ignored the checkdown option while holding the ball too long. His ensuing sack and lost fumble were a predictable result. "You wouldn't expect to have that kind of mental error on the first play of the game," Cable said.

QB Michael Vick (PHI) CBSSports.com reports Michael Vick said he is happy with his role on the team. "I am happy with my role. Things are progressing. The flow of the game is dictating my playing time, and I am okay with that," Vick said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday. Coach Jim Mora says Hasselbeck will definitely start Sunday's game at Dallas and the quarterback indicated the practice rest was purely precautionary.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Alex Smith (SF) Alex Smith has been named the team's starting quarterback heading into Week 8.

The Associated Press reports Smith is looking forward to the opportunity of proving himself as a starting quarterback. "I've been out for two years now. I don't know if I was getting any hungrier," Smith said. "I've kind of been waiting. It's been frustrating and I've got a chance to get back out there and make the most of it."

Daniel Brown, of the San Jose Mercury News, reports Smith will likely remain the team's starting quarterback for the foreseeable future, according to head coach Mike Singletary. "We're not going to be a flavor-of-the-month kind of team," Singletary said.

QB Marc Bulger (STL) Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports Marc Bulger had X-rays on his left, non-throwing hand following Week 7, but he said it was for precautionary reasons only.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh Freeman (TB) PewterReport.com reports Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris announced Wednesday, Oct. 28, that rookie Josh Freeman is the team's starting quarterback. He will make the first start of his career against the Green Bay Packers in Week 9. Josh Johnson will be the backup, with Byron Leftwich serving as the third quarterback on the depth chart.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kerry Collins (TEN) Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Kerry Collins said he is not happy about his demotion but is ready to support Vince Young as the team's new starting quarterback. "I am not happy about it, don't get me wrong by any stretch of the imagination. But I have nothing to be ashamed about. I practiced hard, worked as hard as I could. It wasn't because I didn't try and wasn't putting everything I had into it. But now I'll support Vince, and I fully expect everybody in this offense to support Vince," Collins said.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kerry Collins (TEN) Vince Young will be the starting QB for this weeks game. Coach Jeff Fisher said it was an organizational decision resulting from the team's winless start and that he won't play musical chairs with the position.

"We're in a unique situation right now. We haven't won a game. We wouldn't be having this conversation if we were 3-3," Fisher said.

"We've decided to go ahead and start Vince this week," Fisher said. "As far as the future is concerned, I'm not one of those coaches who's going to have musical chairs at the quarterback position. He's going to be our starter. I felt like both quarterbacks had an extremely good week last week."

QB Kerry Collins (TEN) Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports that Titans head coach Jeff Fisher was noncommittal about the identity of the team's starting QB in week 8. This is the first week that Fisher hasn't adamantly said that Collins was the QB.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Vince Young (TEN) Vince Young will be the starting QB for this weeks game. Coach Jeff Fisher said it was an organizational decision resulting from the team's winless start and that he won't play musical chairs with the position."We\'re in a unique situation right now. We haven't won a game. We wouldn't be having this conversation if we were 3-3," Fisher said.

"We've decided to go ahead and start Vince this week," Fisher said. "As far as the future is concerned, I'm not one of those coaches who's going to have musical chairs at the quarterback position. He's going to be our starter. I felt like both quarterbacks had an extremely good week last week."

QB Vince Young (TEN) Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Titans owner Bud Adams wants Vince Young to be the team's starting quarterback in Week 8. Following the team's 59-0 loss to the New England Patriots Oct. 18, Adams said he'd made head coach Jeff Fisher aware of his desire to see Young play. Fisher was non-committal when asked if Kerry Collins or Young would start in Week 8, citing competitive reasons. "We've had a week to do some different things and considering the circumstances we're in right now with the record, there's things that you need to do differently," Fisher said. "Let's just say I am not going to be as specific and open-ended from a competitive standpoint."

Running Back

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) Bob McManaman, of the Arizona Republic, reports Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he is not ready to name Chris Wells as the starting running back at this time. Whisenhunt said Wells will continue to get more carries but is not ready to give Wells the majority of carries.

RB Chris Wells (ARI) Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports that Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said that Chris Wells will not start anytime soon, but he will continue to get more work. Whisenhunt indicated that Wells' breakout is coming soon, but he needs to work on ball security and won't get 25 carries in a game because of the rotation at his position.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (ATL) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (ATL) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (ATL) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (ATL) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (ATL) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

RB Jason Snelling (ATL) The Associated Press reports Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Jason Snelling may have earned increased playing time after rushing for 68 yards on seven carries in Week 7. 'Well, if he continues to run the ball like that, yes," Smith said. "He ran the ball very effectively. He's a guy who has come in and played fullback for us and the tailback position as well and Jason, every time he has gotten an opportunity, he has played very efficiently. He could warrant more touches."

RB Aaron Stecker (ATL) Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, reports the Falcons have signed Aaron Stecker.

*** Friday Update *** RB Corey McIntyre (BUF) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Corey McIntyre (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Corey McIntyre (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brad Hoover (CAR) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brad Hoover (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brad Hoover (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) DeAngelo Williams has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for an illegal chop block during the team's Week 7 game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Deon Anderson (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marion Barber (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marion Barber (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marion Barber (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Terrelle Smith (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Terrelle Smith (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Terrelle Smith (DET) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahman Green (GB) Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports there is a good chance Ahman Green will be active for Week 8. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he believes Green can help on third downs and spell Ryan Grant at times.

"He looks good," running backs coach Edgar Bennett said. "We're bringing him along. Coach will make the final decision as far as who's going to dress, but he looks good."

*** Friday Update *** RB Korey Hall (GB) will not play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Korey Hall (GB) will not play in Week 8.

RB Steve Slaton (HOU) Dale Robertson, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said following Week 7 that he remains confident in Steve Slaton, even though he was briefly replaced by Chris Brown in Sunday's game after Slaton lost his fourth fumble of the season. "People smell blood because he's put some balls on the ground," Kubiak said. "Steve's our guy, and I have a lot of confidence in him. It's our job to help him find a way to hold on to the football. He touches it, and good things happen. But at the same time, you can make five big plays and one turnover can get you beat. Steve understands that."

*** Friday Update *** RB Donald Brown (IND) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Donald Brown (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Donald Brown (IND) Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Donald Brown left the team's Week 7 game after spraining his shoulder during the second quarter. Brown, however, said the injury is not serious. "I'll be all right," Brown said. "It's something I've had before in college. I know how to handle it. I'll be back (Monday)."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (KC) Steve Wyche, of NFL.com, reports Larry Johnson will not be released from the team anytime soon. Sources tell Wyche there is no market for Johnson.

Also, Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports the Chiefs have reached a settlement with Johnson regarding his suspension. Johnson will still be suspended two weeks, but he will only lose one game check.

*** Friday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (KC) ESPN.com reports Larry Johnson will file his appeal of his two-week suspension Friday, Oct. 30, according to his agent, Peter Shaffer. The hearing on the suspension is expected to be held Tuesday, Nov. 3.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (KC) Peter Schaffer, Johnson's agent, told the National Football Post they were "Working on grievance and settlement."

If the suspension is upheld, Johnson would lose more than $600,000 in lost wages.

Following the suspension, Schaffer said Wednesday night that he planned to file an appeal.

"We respect the Chiefs' right to impose discipline on their team, but it's our belief that the discipline they've imposed on Larry isn't allowed under the CBA," Schaffer said. "And, if it is, then it's greater than warranted by the actions. It's our hope that we can resolve this with the team prior to the hearing. If not, then whatever the arbitrator says we will comply with it."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (KC) Jeff Risdon, of RealGM.com, reports that a team source has told him that the Chiefs will release Larry Johnson.

ESPN.com reports Johnson is not expected to play in the team's next game, Nov. 8, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Johnson issued an apology Tuesday, Oct. 27, and was told to stay away from the team while the NFL and the Chiefs complete their investigation into his use of a gay slur.

ESPN.com also reports the Chiefs could be checking to see whether Johnson violated contract provisions that would allow the Chiefs to cut him with reduced financial obligation after Johnson's use of a gay slur. Last spring, an arbitrator ruled that the Chiefs could release the running back and not owe him $3.5 million in guaranteed money because he had violated contract conditions by pleading guilty to disturbing the peace in another incident. The issue became moot when the team elected not to cut him.

RB Larry Johnson (KC) It has not been a good few days for Larry Johnson.

First, Johnson criticized head coach Todd Haley via his Twitter account for not having playing experience and compared Haley to his father, who is a defensive line coach at Penn State. "My father played for the coach from 'Rememeber the Titans'. Our coach played golf. My father played for the Redskins briefly. Our coach. Nuthn," Johnson Tweeted.

Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports the agent for Johnson said late Sunday, Oct. 25, that his client was simply trying to promote his own father and not to discredit head coach Todd Haley in a Twitter rant. "I talked to Larry about it and he was focusing more on pumping up his father than anything else," agent Peter Schaffer said. "He wasn't trying to downgrade anyone. Yes, everyone is frustrated after a loss like this but I wouldn't put too much into it." Johnson had just 49 rushing yards on 16 carries in Week 7.

Also, Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star, reports Johnson used a gay slur Monday, Oct. 26, after saying he would not talk to reporters while at the team's locker room. Johnson, sitting down, told reporters that "I'm not talking till Thursday," - his usual day of speaking with the media. Then Johnson turned away and whispered, "Get your f----- ass out of here." Head coach Todd Haley was asked at his news conference about Johnson's comments and said the matter was being investigated by the team.

Bill Williamson reported on Tuesday that the Chiefs instructed Johnson to refrain from practicing with the team or participating in other team activities while the NFL investigates the comments that he recently made. A decision on Johnson's status will be made once the investigation is over.

There are some people speculating that the team could cut Johnson loose as early as this week. That's just talk at this point but clearly, it's an ugly situation for Johnson right now.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kolby Smith (KC) Josh Looney, of KCChiefs.com, reports Kolby Smith is now practicing with the team. He has not officially been activated, and that move could come at any moment over the next two weeks.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ricky Williams (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ricky Williams (MIA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ricky Williams (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Naufahu Tahi (MIN) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Naufahu Tahi (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Naufahu Tahi (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (NO) Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports Saints head coach Sean Payton said Tuesday, Oct. 27, that Reggie Bush is not being phased out of the offense. "No, not at all," Payton said. "He's a big threat for us, a guy that we want to get the ball to and we continue to get the ball to." Bush is averaging 10.5 offensive touches a game, by far the lowest in his four seasons.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Heath Evans (NO) Jeff Duncan, of The Times-Picayune, reports the Saints placed Heath Evans on the Injured Reserve list Thursday, Oct. 29.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) Ahmad Bradshaw was fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness during the team's Week 7 game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) did not practice on Thursday.

Mike Garafolo, of the Star-Ledger, reports Bradshaw has been told by the team's doctors as well as a specialist that he has a cracked bone in his foot but has been cleared to play until the end of the season or his foot breaks. "I just plan on going out there and giving my all. If it breaks, it does, and I'll get surgery. If not, I'll wait until the end of the season. Hopefully, then I won't need it. But more than likely, I'll plan on having surgery," Bradshaw said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Shonn Greene (NYJ) looks like he'll pick up a lot of the slack left by Leon Washington's season ending leg injury.

RB Leon Washington (NYJ) Dennis Waszak Jr., of The Associated Press, reports the Jets placed Leon Washington (out with a broken fibula) on the Injured Reserve List Monday, Oct. 26. Shonn Greene is expected to pick up much of the work Washington was seeing.

RB Michael Bush (OAK) Jerry McDonald, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Michael Bush is running out of time to impress the team and head coach Tom Cable. Cable prefers Justin Fargas over Bush.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) will not play in Week 8.

Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Darren McFadden did some light jogging and agility work on a side field during the media-access portion of practice Friday, Oct. 30.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) will not play in Week 8.

RB Darren McFadden (OAK) CBSSports.com reports Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Darren McFadden (recovering from knee surgery) is "improving," but his status for Week 8 is unclear.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (PHI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Brian Westbrook will be a game-time decision for the team's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (PHI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (PHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

Matt Mosley, of ESPN.com, reports Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Westbrook likely will be a game-time decision for Week 8.

RB Brian Westbrook (PHI) Jeff McLane, of The Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Brian Westbrook (concussion) suffered a concussion during the team's Week 7 game.

ESPN.com reports Westbrook will go through further medical tests before his status for Week 8 is determined. "We'll just see. We'll see how he is. I'm not going to put him out there when he's at risk," head coach Andy Reid said. Reid added, however, that he thinks Westbrook is "going to be all right".

*** Thursday Update *** RB Julius Jones (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Julius Jones (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Robinson (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Robinson (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Steven Jackson (STL) Mike Sando, of ESPN.com, reports Steven Jackson needs 81 more rushing yards and no touchdowns to break the record set by former NFL RB Tiki Barber (715) for the most rushing yards to open a regular season without scoring a touchdown.

RB Chris Massey (STL) Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports FB/LS Chris Massey will be lost for the season with what is believed to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Massey suffered the injury during the second quarter of Week 7.

*** Friday Update *** RB Javon Ringer (TEN) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Javon Ringer (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Javon Ringer (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Wide Receiver

*** Friday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8. However, barring a setback, he is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Anquan Boldin (ARI) Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Anquan Boldin came out late in the team's Week 7 game because his ankle sprain stiffened. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Boldin didn't suffer a setback and is expected to practice more this week than last.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Tyree (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Tyree (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Tyree (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR James Hardy (BUF) Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports James Hardy, who is on the Physically Unable to Perform list, has been practicing for eight days, but head coach Dick Jauron said the team will use nearly all 21 days of practice before deciding whether to activate him from the PUP list. Hardy said he was a little sore last week but it was normal soreness for someone who had not been practicing for a while.

*** Friday Update *** WR Muhsin Muhammad (CAR) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Muhsin Muhammad (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Muhsin Muhammad (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (CLE) Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Browns offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said he would not rule out using Josh Cribbs in the backfield as a running back. The Browns have just one rushing touchdown this season. In Week 6, Cribbs ran six times after taking a direct snap in the wildcat formation and gained 45 yards for a 7.5-yard average.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roy Williams (DAL) David Moore, of DallasNews.com, reports Cowboys QB Tony Romo said he believes Roy Williams will be able to play better because the way Williams performs during practice. "Roy works his butt off at practice. He comes out and he performs out there daily and I don't see any reason why he's not going to have a very successful rest of the season," Romo said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8. He will be a game-time decision. John Clayton and Adam Schefter of ESPN both were optimistic Friday that Johnson would be able to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Calvin Johnson (DET) Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Calvin Johnson did not participate in practice Tuesday, Oct. 27. However, he did work out on the side. was limited to playing catch on the sidelines with a Lions staffer during the early portion of practice.

"I did exactly as much as coach said I did," Johnson said. "I feel a lot better than I did a week ago, so I'm definitely optimistic, but I'm not positive. I'll see what I can do tomorrow."

*** Friday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) will not play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) will not play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

Dale Robertson, of the Houston Chronicle, reports that Johnson will wear an extension to his shoulder pads to protect his lung contusion injury. He will also visit the doctor for one more thorough examination to make sure they didn't miss anything.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Andre Johnson practiced Thursday, Oct. 29, and took close to all of his normal repetitions. He is expect to play in Week 8. He is being fitted with special protection that connects to his shoulder pads. Johnson said he is feeling no pain.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) Drew Dougherty, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Andre Johnson missed the bulk of the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 28, but head coach Gary Kubiak was cautiously optimistic that Johnson could play in Week 8. "Andre ran a bunch today, and did the pre-practice stuff," Kubiak said. "But (he) did not practice. But he took a step forward today. He did not participate in practice, but I'm encouraged by what he did."

WR Andre Johnson (HOU) Nick Schenck, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Andre Johnson (lung) is being listed as day-to-day with a lung contusion, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Johnson could return to practice this week. He will undergo tests each day this week to determine his status for Week 8.

Johnson said through his Twitter account that his bruised lung is "doing fine" and that he "feels better".

*** Friday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (IND) will not play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

CBSSports.com reports Gonzalez may return to practice on a limited basis this week, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Gonzalez participated in a walkthrough Wednesday, Oct. 29.

WR Anthony Gonzalez (IND) John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports that Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said Anthony Gonzalez could be nearing a return to practice. "I just had the chance to visit with him a minute ago, and he feels really good about where he is," Caldwell said Monday. "He ran some routes on Saturday. He thought he felt really good. He feels like he's close to going. Whether that's this week or next week remains to be seen. I think we may see a little something out of him this week."

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8. However, barring a setback, he is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) missed another day of practice on Thursday. But CBSsports.com reports that there's still a good chance he will play Sunday. Colts President Bill Polian said he anticipated Wayne playing. I wouldn't read too much into Polian's words there.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Reggie Wayne (IND) The team is monitoring Wayne's groin injury.

"We'll probably have a little better feel for it as the week goes on. At this point, there's just a strain," Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Caldwell said. "He's getting it treated. He felt pretty good about it, but we'll see how it goes."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Torry Holt (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Mike Thomas (JAX) Michael C. Wright, of The Florida Times-Union, reports Mike Thomas will be the punt returner Week 8 because of the injury to CB Brian Witherspoon.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ted Ginn (MIA) Edgar Thompson, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Dolphins offensive coordinator Dan Henning said Ted Ginn Jr. is still one of the team's top four receivers and the only deep threat on the team. "Ted Ginn is the only player since we been here that's gotten behind anybody's defense and been able to knock to top off the defense," Henning said. "We're going to continue to use Ted Ginn the way we think is best to use him to help this football team."

WR Ted Ginn (MIA) Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports Ted Ginn Jr. will see reduced playing time after dropping several passes during Week 7. Ginn's snaps will likely be assumed by Brian Hartline.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bernard Berrian (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bernard Berrian (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Bernard Berrian (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (MIN) did not practice on Friday due to illness and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (MIN) did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darius Reynaud (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darius Reynaud (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Darius Reynaud (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (NYG) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

However, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Mario Manningham said that he will play. "Oh yeah, I will be out there (Sunday), no question. I'm going to be all right," Manningham said.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Clowney (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Clowney (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Clowney (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8. "I can't wait to see that happen. He was having a great year for us before the injury. He was having a terrific year for us, so hopefully we can get him back on track. I know [Mark] Sanchez and he really seemed to be on fire there together, so hopefully they don't miss a beat when he comes back," New York head coach Rex Ryan said on the team's site about possibly getting Cotchery back.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.He returned to practice Wednesday on a limited basis and was pleased with the results, so much so that he declared himself ready to face the Dolphins on Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Gregg Rosenthal, of ProFootballTalk.com, reports Cotchery looked sharp during drills in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) The New York Post is reporting "there doesn't appear to be any chance of (Edwards) being suspended this season -- if at all.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) Mark Cannizzaro, of the New York Post, reports the NFL is monitoring the misdemeanor assault case of Braylon Edwards, according to an NFL spokesperson, though there doesn't appear to be any chance of him being suspended this season - if at all. "Under the PC (player conduct) policy, when a player like Braylon, with no prior history of conduct issues, has been charged, we wait for a court resolution. Then we would review the facts for any possible discipline," the spokesperson said.

WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Braylon Edwards was been charged with misdemeanor assault Monday, Oct. 26, in connection with an incident outside a nightclub a few weeks ago in Cleveland. Edwards allegedly knocked around a friend of NBA super star LeBron James, and if convicted Edwards faces a sentence of up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. His arraignment hearing is currently scheduled for Nov. 17.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brad Smith (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brad Smith (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brad Smith (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (OAK) Jerry McDonald, of the Oakland Tribune, reports Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Darrius Heyward-Bey showed some signs of improvement in Week 7. Although Heyward-Bey caught only two passes for 28 yards in the game and missed an opportunity for his first touchdown, Cable said Heyward-Bey has been doing a better job of getting open. "This may have been a better game for him in terms of getting himself in position to get open against a very, very good player, and that will only help him down the road. I'd really hope for him to catch that fade route there near the end. He just kind of mistimed his jump a little bit."

*** Friday Update *** WR Nick Miller (OAK) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Nick Miller (OAK) will not play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (OAK) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (OAK) practiced on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Chaz Schilens (OAK) Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Chaz Schilens' foot remains pretty sore and his status for Week 8 is uncertain.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (PHI) will not play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (PHI) will not play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (PHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Chris Chambers (SD) Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports Chris Chambers is in danger of losing more of his playing time, according to head coach Norv Turner. Chambers finished without a reception Week 7, just the third time in his career that he didn't catch a pass. Chambers dropped an apparent touchdown catch and let another pass sail through his hands during the game. Chambers has been targeted 30 times this season, but he has only eight receptions to show for it.

WR Michael Crabtree (SF) Matt Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee, reports Michael Crabtree played in more snaps than any of the team's other wide receivers in Week 7. Head coach Mike Singletary said that nothing jumped out at him, that Crabtree performed the same he had been in practice. Still, Singletary said he enjoyed watching Crabtree. "I just wanted to see it on film," Singletary said. "Just like you see a good movie - you want to see it again."

*** Friday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

WR Donnie Avery (STL) Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Donnie Avery is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (STL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mark Jones (TEN) Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports the Titans placed Mark Jones on the Injured Reserve List Friday, Oct. 30, according to his agent.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mark Jones (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mark Jones (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nate Washington (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Nate Washington (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

Tight End

*** Friday Update *** TE Stephen Spach (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Stephen Spach (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Stephen Spach (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Shawn Nelson (BUF) did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Shawn Nelson (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dante Rosario (CAR) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dante Rosario (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dante Rosario (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Greg Olsen (CHI) Dan Pompei, of the Chicago Tribune, reports that opponents of the Bears have been scheming to contain Greg Olsen. "A lot of people game plan for him because he is such a good player," said one defensive coach who faced the Bears recently. "Usually we try to do something with the best opposing players. We were very conscious of him, made sure we knew where he was going to be. That's part of what's going on with him." Pompei also reports that Olsen has been on the sidelines for some one TE sets, something that offensive coordinator Ron Turner regrets. "That's not going to happen again," Turner said. "It's on us, and we've addressed it."

*** Thursday Update *** TE John Paul Foschi (CIN) Joe Reedy, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports John Paul Foschi has moved ahead of Daniel Coats on the depth chart.

*** Friday Update *** TE Greg Estandia (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8. He will be a game-time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Greg Estandia (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Steve Heiden (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8. He will be a game-time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Steve Heiden (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Steve Heiden (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Robert Royal (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Robert Royal (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Robert Royal (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Casey Fitzsimmons (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Casey Fitzsimmons (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Casey Fitzsimmons (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (GB) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (GB) did not practice on Thursday.

Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Finley may be able to play in Week 8 despite not practicing this week.

The Green Bay Press Gazette had this to say: Obviously (his chances to play are), iffy at best. But since injuring his knee last week at Cleveland and spending most of that game on crutches, he's been rehabilitating his knee "around the clock," according to McCarthy. At least publicly, the Packers are holding out hope he'll be ready by Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (GB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Spencer Havner (GB) Tom Fanning, of Packers.com, reports Spencer Havner could see increased playing time at tight end Week 8 if TE Jermichael Finley does not play in the game.

*** Friday Update *** TE James Casey (HOU) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (IND) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (MIA) David J. Neal, of the Miami Herald, reports TEs Anthony Fasano and Joey Haynos have combined for 11 receptions and 115 yards with one touchdown so far this season. However, both tight ends have been solid blockers in the running game. According to head coach Tony Sparano, opponents have played their safeties down in the middle of the field, which doesn't allow the tight ends room to work the area without great effort. "When you are running the ball as well as we are running the ball, not too many teams are going to sit there and say, 'Hey, we are going to put two of these guys deep and just try to stop this thing with seven guys,'" Sparano said. "That is not what is happening."

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (NO) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

TE Kevin Boss (NYG) CBSSports.com reports Kevin Boss was seen leaving the X-ray room following Week 7. Boss received a helmet-to-helmet hit late in the game and was slow to get to his feet.

Also, Mike Garafolo, of the Newark Star-Ledger, reports that Boss and Giants head coach Tom Coughlin both denied that Boss suffered a concussion vs. the Cardinals, instead calling his condition "general soreness".

*** Friday Update *** TE Tony Stewart (OAK) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tony Stewart (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (WAS) Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Redskins head coach Jim Zorn said on his radio show Wednesday, Oct. 28, that Chris Cooley's surgery to insert three screws for his right ankle fracture was a success. Cooley could be back in four weeks. Zorn said, "The first thought was that he was going to be out eight weeks; this particular surgery was done - it was very non-evasive procedure and it was done in such a way that it if all goes well, will get him back in as little as four weeks."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (WAS) Chris Cooley said on his Twitter page that he was scheduled to get three pins placed in his ankle during surgery Wednesday, Oct. 28. He hopes to be able to return in four weeks.

TE Chris Cooley (WAS) The Associated Press reported Tuesday afternoon that Chris Cooley will likely be placed on the Injured Reserve List after breaking his right ankle Monday, Oct. 26.

In the early afternoon, ESPN.com reported the Redskins would place Cooley (ankle) on Injured Reserve, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The source said Cooley would undergo surgery later this week.

However, Adam Schefter, of ESPN, later reported via Twitter that a foot specialist said the broken ankle was not as bad as initially thought, and Cooley may be able to play in four weeks.

TE Fred Davis (WAS) Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, reports Fred Davis had planned on returning to Los Angeles, where he attended Southern California, during the upcoming bye week. However, now that Davis is the team's primary option at tight end with the loss of Chris Cooley, he will stay and prepare at the team's facility. Davis caught eight passes for 78 yards and one touchdown in Week 7. "Not the way you want it," Davis said of his new role. "But this is an opportunity. That's how this league is. One guy goes out, you got to be able to fill the shoes - or try. In this situation, that's why they drafted me in the second round."

Kicker

*** Friday Update *** PK Steve Hauschka (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Steve Hauschka (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** PK Rhys Lloyd (CAR) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Rhys Lloyd (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Rhys Lloyd (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

"I've been out there all week practicing," Dawson said Friday. "I practiced a couple times last week too. It wasn't the first time, but it was a good day of preparation. It was a good week of preparation. I felt like I got a lot done. I'm optimistic. We'll have to talk to the doctors. Obviously, the coaches make the decision. Like I said a week or two ago, there will be no one more excited than I will be if I get the green light."

Dawson's main focus this week has been working on kickoffs. "You can take field goals off for a while, but not kicking off for a while, it takes time to get that back," he said. "I had to spend some time working on that and trying to get that back. If I get the chance to go out there, we'll see how it feels."

*** Thursday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) will not play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** PK John Carney (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** PK John Carney (NO) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** PK John Carney (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

Offensive Line

*** Saturday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Levi Brown has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for a chop block during the team's Week 7 game.

*** Friday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Reggie Wells practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Reggie Wells practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

LS Mike Schneck practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker partially participated in Friday's practice.

LS Mike Schneck practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) LS Mike Schneck practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Jared Gaither partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Jared Gaither practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) CBSSports.com reports Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has not ruled out leaving T Michael Oher at left tackle and moving T Jared Gaither to right tackle Week 8. Gaither has missed the past two games with a neck injury, and Oher has played well at left tackle in Gaither's absence.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Jonathan Scott will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Jonathan Scott did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Jonathan Scott did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports LG Frank Omiyale has been demoted to the bench. G Josh Beekman will now be the team's starting left guard.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Rex Hadnot partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

C Alex Mack practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Rex Hadnot partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Alex Mack practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Rex Hadnot partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C Alex Mack practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) John Niyo, of the Detroit News, reports T Jon Jansen will start at left guard in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Gosder Cherilus practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Gosder Cherilus practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Gosder Cherilus practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) Tom Fanning, of Packers.com, reports C Scott Wells is expected to start at center in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

G Josh Sitton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

C Jason Spitz did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

T Mark Tauscher practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Josh Sitton practiced fully on Thursday.

C Jason Spitz did not practice on Thursday.

T Mark Tauscher practiced fully on Thursday.

C Scott Wells practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C Jason Spitz did not practice on Wednesday.

T Mark Tauscher partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C Scott Wells was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Chris White practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Chris White practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Chris White partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Vincent Manuwai practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

G Maurice Williams partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Maurice Williams partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Maurice Williams partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Jermond Bushrod practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

G Jahri Evans practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

C Jonathan Goodwin practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

T Jon Stinchcomb practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Jermon Bushrod practiced fully on Thursday.

G Jahri Evans practiced fully on Thursday.

C Jonathan Goodwin practiced fully on Thursday.

T Jon Stinchcomb practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Kareem McKenzie practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Kareem McKenzie practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Kareem McKenzie partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Brandon Moore practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

T Damien Woody practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Brandon Moore partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Damien Woody partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Brandon Moore did not practice on Wednesday.

T Damien Woody partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Robert Gallery partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

T Cornell Green will not play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Cornell Green did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) CBSSports.com reports Raiders head coach Tom Cable said T Cornell Green (out with an injured calf) and G Robert Gallery (still recovering from a leg injury) are "improving," but each player's status for Week 8 is unclear.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) C Nick Cole practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

G Todd Herremans practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

G Max Jean-Gilles practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

T Jason Peters practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) C Nick Cole practiced fully on Thursday.

G Todd Herremans practiced fully on Thursday.

G Max Jean-Gilles practiced fully on Thursday.

T Jason Peters practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) C Nick Cole practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Todd Herremans practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Max Jean-Gilles practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Jason Peters practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Nick Hardwick will not play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Sean Locklear did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

G Rob Sims practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) Clare Farnsworth, of Seahawks.com, reports T Walter Jones said he hopes to be able to play in 2010. "I still want to play this game. I still have the love. I like the competition. I still want to go out there and compete with the guys. So that's my No. 1 goal right now, is to continue to keep doing what I've got to do to get back on the field for next year," Jones said.

T Sean Locklear did not practice on Thursday.

G Rob Sims practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) ESPN.com reports the Seahawks placed T Walter Jones on the Injured Reserve List Wednesday, Oct. 28, effectively ending his season.

T Sean Locklear did not practice on Wednesday.

G Rob Sims practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Adam Snyder practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) Matt Barrows, of The Sacramento Bee, reports San Francisco 49ers T Adam Snyder will likely be the team's starting right tackle after T Tony Pashos was placed on Injured Reserve. T Barry Sims or T Chris Patrick are also candidates to replace Pashos.

OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) CBSSports.com reports 49ers head coach Mike Singletary refuses to give up on G Chilo Rachal, who has been struggling. Singletary said, "We're going to continue to help Chilo as much as we can. One issue we have is that some guys are trying to play perfect. When you do that, you become robotic and it takes you out of your game. I just want guys to go play."

Also, the Associated Press reports the 49ers have placed T Tony Pashos on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season. Pashos suffered a broken shoulder blade in the team's Week 7 game.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Richie Incognito will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Richie Incognito did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G John Greco did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

G Richie Incognito did not practice on Wednesday.

OL St. Louis Rams (STL) The Detroit Free Press reports G Richie Incognito will be out for the team's Week 8 game against the Detroit Lions with a ligament injury to his right foot. T Adam Goldberg will likely move into Incognito's spot, with G Jason Smith starting at right tackle.

OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) CBSSports.com reports T Marcus Johnson was arrested and charged with DUI early Tuesday, Oct. 27, after an officer found Johnson asleep at the wheel of his SUV, which was stopped in the middle of an intersection.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T Mike Otto did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T Mike Otto did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T Mike Otto did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports the Redskins have placed T Chris Samuels on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

Defensive Tackle

*** Saturday Update *** DT Alan Branch (ARI) Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Alan Branch said he is more comfortable playing at defensive end than at defensive tackle where he played when he first joined the Cardinals.

*** Saturday Update *** DT Keilen Dykes (ARI) Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Cardinals practice squad DL Keilen Dykes suffered a torn right biceps during practice Thursday, Oct. 29 and will be out for the season. He will undergo surgery Tuesday, Nov. 3.

*** Saturday Update *** DT Jonathan Babineaux (ATL) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** DT Jonathan Babineaux (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Jonathan Babineaux (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** DT Thomas Johnson (ATL) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** DT Thomas Johnson (ATL) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Thomas Johnson (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** DT Kyle Williams (BUF) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Kyle Williams (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Kyle Williams (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** DT Tommie Harris (CHI) Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Tommie Harris could return to the starting lineup in Week 8. When asked Friday, Oct. 30, about the health of his left knee after being benched in Week 7, Harris became a little defensive. "I don't even think that was an issue," Harris said. "I think somebody just made that up. So we'll just leave that alone."

*** Friday Update *** DT Tommie Harris (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Tommie Harris (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Tommie Harris (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

DT Tommie Harris (CHI) Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Tommie Harris is expected to play in Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns. Head coach Lovie Smith said he decided to rest Harris in Week 7 because he did not practice all week. "There isn't anything wrong with Tommie," Smith said. "It was more a coach's decision as much as anything. I thought we had better options."

*** Friday Update *** DT Matt Toeaina (CHI) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Matt Toeaina (CHI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Matt Toeaina (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DT C.J. Mosley (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DT C.J. Mosley (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT C.J. Mosley (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DT Shaun Rogers (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Shaun Rogers (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Shaun Rogers (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** DT Jay Ratliff (DAL) Matt Mosley, of ESPN.com, reports Jay Ratliff will likely play in the team's Week 8 game, according to a team source. Head coach Wade Phillips, however, said he is uncertain of Ratliff's status for the game. "There is slight swelling," Phillips said. "We did an MRI. We think it's something that will get better. How quickly is the question."

*** Friday Update *** DT Jay Ratliff (DAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** DT Ronald Fields (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Ronald Fields (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Ronald Fields (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DT Sammie Lee Hill (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Sammie Lee Hill (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Sammie Lee Hill (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Grady Jackson (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Grady Jackson (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Grady Jackson (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Tim Bulman (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Tim Bulman (HOU) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Tim Bulman (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Eric Foster (IND) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Eric Foster (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DT Jason Ferguson (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Jason Ferguson (MIA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Jason Ferguson (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Jimmy Kennedy (MIN) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** DT Pat Williams (MIN) Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Pat Williams was fined $5,000 by the NFL for an unnecessary roughness penalty in Week 7.

*** Saturday Update *** DT Sedrick Ellis (NO) will not play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** DT Sedrick Ellis (NO) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Sedrick Ellis (NO) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** DT Chris Canty (NYG) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Chris Canty (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Chris Canty (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DT Gerard Warren (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** DT Travis Johnson (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo (SD) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Aubrayo Franklin (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DT C.J. Ah You (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DT C.J. Ah You (STL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT C.J. Ah You (STL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DT Clifton Ryan (STL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Clifton Ryan (STL) did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

DT Albert Haynesworth (WAS) The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins DL Albert Haynesworth questioned his teammates' desire following a Week 7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. "Urgency, heart, want to, whatever. I don't know. We're lacking a lot of stuff right now," Haynesworth said. "The fans are losing interest. The more games we play, the fewer fans come. It's getting bad." When asked if he delivered a postgame speech in the locker room, Haynesworth replied, "You can say but so much. You've got to actually 'want to'. So once we get to that point - where we 'want to' do something - then we'll do something. But if we just keep going our separate ways, then we'll just keep getting slaughtered like we have."

Defensive End

*** Friday Update *** DE Kenny Iwebema (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Kenny Iwebema (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Kenny Iwebema (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** DE John Abraham (ATL) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** DE John Abraham (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** DE John Abraham (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** DE Kroy Biermann (ATL) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** DE Chris Kelsay (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Chris Kelsay (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Israel Idonije (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Israel Idonije (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Israel Idonije (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Israel Idonije (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Adewale Ogunleye (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Adewale Ogunleye (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Adewale Ogunleye (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE David Bowens (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE David Bowens (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE David Bowens (CLE) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Kenyon Coleman (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Kenyon Coleman (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Kenyon Coleman (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Robaire Smith (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Robaire Smith (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Robaire Smith (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Jason Hunter (DET) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Jason Hunter (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Jason Hunter (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Turk McBride (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Turk McBride (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Turk McBride (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Dewayne White (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Dewayne White (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Dewayne White (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Jarius Wynn (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Jarius Wynn (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Jarius Wynn (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Mario Williams (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Mario Williams (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Mario Williams (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Dwight Freeney (IND) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Dwight Freeney (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

DE Ty Warren (NE) Ian R. Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports Ty Warren left in the second half of Week 7 with a right ankle injury and did not return. Warren, however, said he does not believe the injury is serious and doesn't feel like he will miss any time. The Patriots are on a bye in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** DE Shaun Ellis (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Shaun Ellis (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Shaun Ellis (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Greg Ellis (OAK) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Greg Ellis (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Victor Abiamiri (PHI) will not play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Victor Abiamiri (PHI) will not play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** DE Darren Howard (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Darren Howard (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Darren Howard (PHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Patrick Kerney (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Patrick Kerney (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Patrick Kerney (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Ray McDonald (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Ray McDonald (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE James Hall (STL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** DE James Hall (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE James Hall (STL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Inside Linebacker

*** Friday Update *** ILB Tavares Gooden (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Tavares Gooden (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Tavares Gooden (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** ILB Kaluka Maiava (CLE) Kaluka Maiava was fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness during the team's Week 7 game.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Spencer Larsen (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Spencer Larsen (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Spencer Larsen (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Jordon Dizon (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Jordon Dizon (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Jordon Dizon (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Larry Foote (DET) Nicholas J. Cotsonika and Carlos Monarrez, of the Detroit Free Press, report the Lions have not discussed a contract extension with Larry Foote, but Foote said he would like to retire as a member of the Lions.

*** Friday Update *** ILB DeMeco Ryans (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB DeMeco Ryans (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB DeMeco Ryans (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** ILB Corey Mays (KC) Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports Corey Mays was fined $5,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness during the team's Week 7 game.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Channing Crowder (MIA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Channing Crowder (MIA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Channing Crowder (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Jasper Brinkley (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Jasper Brinkley (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Jasper Brinkley (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** ILB E.J. Henderson (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB E.J. Henderson (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB E.J. Henderson (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** ILB Marvin Mitchell (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Marvin Mitchell (NO) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Marvin Mitchell (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Antonio Pierce (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Antonio Pierce (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Antonio Pierce (NYG) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Antonio Pierce (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** ILB David Harris (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB David Harris (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB David Harris (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Bart Scott (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Bart Scott (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Bart Scott (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Omar Gaither (PHI) will not play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Omar Gaither (PHI) PhiladelphiaEagles.com reports the Eagles placed LB Omar Gaither on the Injured Reserve list Wednesday, Oct. 28.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Lawrence Timmons (PIT) Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Lawrence Timmons wrote on his blog Tuesday, Oct. 27, that the ankle injury he suffered Week 7 is "not a big deal," and that he expects to play Week 9. Timmons wrote that he sustained a Grade-1 sprain of his right ankle.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Kevin Burnett (SD) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Lofa Tatupu (SEA) Eric Williams, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Lofa Tatupu met with Dr. James Andrews this week to have his torn pectoral muscle examined.

ESPN.com reports the Seahawks placed Tatupu on the Injured Reserve List Thursday, Oct. 29, with a torn pectoral muscle.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Lofa Tatupu (SEA) will not play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Takeo Spikes (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Takeo Spikes (SF) did not practice on Wednesday.

Outside Linebacker

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Tony Gilbert (ATL) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Tony Gilbert (ATL) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Tony Gilbert (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Jarret Johnson (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Jarret Johnson (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Jarret Johnson (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Thomas Davis (CAR) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Thomas Davis (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Thomas Davis (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Landon Johnson (CAR) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Landon Johnson (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Landon Johnson (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Lance Briggs (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Lance Briggs (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Lance Briggs (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Lance Briggs (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Hunter Hillenmeyer (CHI) Jeff Dickerson, of ESPNChicago.com, reports Hunter Hillenmeyer will be the team's starting middle linebacker, according to a league source. LB Nick Roach will move back to strongside linebacker.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Pisa Tinoisamoa (CHI) will not play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Pisa Tinoisamoa (CHI) will not play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** OLB DeMarcus Ware (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB DeMarcus Ware (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB DeMarcus Ware (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

OLB DeMarcus Ware (DAL) Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports the Cowboys have agreed to a six-year extension with DeMarcus Ware Monday, Oct. 26. The deal will be worth roughly $13 million per season and approaches $40 million in guaranteed money.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Zack Follett (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Zack Follett (DET) did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Zack Follett (DET) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Ernie Sims (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Ernie Sims (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Ernie Sims (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Jamie Winborn (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Jamie Winborn (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Clay Matthews (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Clay Matthews (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Clay Matthews (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Brian Cushing (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Brian Cushing (HOU) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Brian Cushing (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Matt Roth (MIA) The Dolphins have announced they have activated LB Matt Roth (out with an injured groin) from the Non-Football Injury list. To create a roster spot, the team released TE John Nalbone.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Reggie Torbor (MIA) Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports Reggie Torbor is expected to start at inside linebacker in Week 8, replacing injured LB Channing Crowder (now out with an injured shoulder).

*** Friday Update *** OLB Ben Leber (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Ben Leber (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Ben Leber (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Jonathan Casillas (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Jonathan Casillas (NO) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Jonathan Casillas (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Scott Fujita (NO) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Scott Fujita (NO) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Scott Fujita (NO) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Michael Boley (NYG) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Michael Boley (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Michael Boley (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Bryan Thomas (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Bryan Thomas (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Bryan Thomas (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Ricky Brown (OAK) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Ricky Brown (OAK) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Isaiah Ekejiuba (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Isaiah Ekejiuba (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Akeem Jordan (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Akeem Jordan (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Shawne Merriman (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

Cornerback

*** Friday Update *** CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ARI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ARI) Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie underwent an MRI exam on his ankle injury, but head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he was "pretty sure" it was just a low ankle sprain. Whisenhunt added, "It'll be a question of recovery time."

*** Saturday Update *** CB Antoine Harris (ATL) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** CB Antoine Harris (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Antoine Harris (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Tye Hill (ATL) D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Tye Hill is close to competing for playing time. Hill is a candidate to take over at left cornerback for Brent Grimes.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Christopher Owens (ATL) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** CB Christopher Owens (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Christopher Owens (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

CB Samari Rolle (BAL) CBSSports.com reports Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is not optimistic Samari Rolle will return from his neck injury any time soon.

*** Friday Update *** CB Fabian Washington (BAL) CBSSports.com reports Fabian Washington will start in Week 8 after being benched because of his play in Week 6.

*** Friday Update *** CB Terrence McGee (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Terrence McGee (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Terrence McGee (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

CB Dante Wesley (CAR) Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports the Panthers have reinstated Dante Wesley to their 53-man roster after he served his one-week suspension. To create a spot, Panthers waived SS Keith Lewis.

*** Friday Update *** CB Zackary Bowman (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Nathan Vasher (CHI) Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Nathan Vasher split time between cornerback and free safety during practice Wednesday, Oct. 28. He has expressed willingness to play at any position.

CB Nathan Vasher (CHI) Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Nathan Vasher got some brief looks at free safety during Week 7, a role he could see a little more time in as the Bears mix-and-match with personnel. Vasher was in on certain passing downs. "We're just trying to find ways to get some of our players that we think can play on the football field," head coach Lovie Smith said. "Nate did have a few reps, we would have liked to even gotten him a few more in passing situations, and we'll probably keep that going." Smith, however, added that Vasher could still be needed at cornerback.

*** Friday Update *** CB Anthony Madison (CLE) was excused from Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Anthony Madison (CLE) was excused from Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Brandon McDonald (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Brandon McDonald (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Brandon McDonald (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Eric Wright (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Eric Wright (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Eric Wright (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Allen Rossum (DAL) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Allen Rossum (DAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Allen Rossum (DAL) Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Rossum will miss two to four weeks with a hamstring injury, according to head coach Wade Phillips. WR Patrick Crayton will take over the punt-return duties and RB Felix Jones will handle kickoffs. WR Kevin Ogletree could be another option.

*** Friday Update *** CB Charles Woodson (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Charles Woodson (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Charles Woodson (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Antwaun Molden (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Antwaun Molden (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Antwaun Molden (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Dunta Robinson (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Dunta Robinson (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Dunta Robinson (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Marlin Jackson (IND) will not play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Marlin Jackson (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Jacob Lacey (IND) Jacob Lacey was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct during the team's Week 7 game.

*** Friday Update *** CB Rashean Mathis (JAX) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Rashean Mathis (JAX) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Rashean Mathis (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday.

CB Rashean Mathis (JAX) The Associated Press reports Rashean Mathis could miss the team's Week 8 game against the Tennessee Titans because of a broken index finger on his left hand. Mathis is wearing a cast and has a screw in his finger with several stitches. Both the cast and stitches will be removed later this week, but he does not expect to practice this week and is unsure if he will play. If Mathis is unable to start, Scott Starks or Tyron Brackenridge would likely start at cornerback. When Mathis returns, he expects to wear a smaller cast on his finger.

*** Friday Update *** CB Brian Witherspoon (JAX) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Brian Witherspoon (JAX) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Brian Witherspoon (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday.

CB Will Allen (MIA) Jeff Darlington, of the Miami Herald, reports Will Allen will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 7.

CB Vontae Davis (MIA) Jeff Darlington, of the Miami Herald, reports Vontae Davis will join the starting defense because of the season-ending ACL injury to Will Allen.

*** Friday Update *** CB Karl Paymah (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Karl Paymah (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Karl Paymah (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Benny Sapp (MIN) Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Benny Sapp was fined $5,000 by the NFL for an unnecessary roughness penalty in Week 7.

*** Friday Update *** CB Antoine Winfield (MIN) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Antoine Winfield (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Antoine Winfield (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

CB Antoine Winfield (MIN) ESPN.com reports Antoine Winfield has been diagnosed with a fractured right foot, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. However, Winfield denied that he has a fractured foot, instead saying that he suffered only a sprain and that he was "day-to-day". "It feels a lot better," Winfield said. "I was on crutches (until Friday). Now I'm in the boot. I'm walking on it and not feeling any pain so my goal is to get back out here and play against the Packers."

*** Saturday Update *** CB Malcolm Jenkins (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** CB Malcolm Jenkins (NO) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Malcolm Jenkins (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Tracy Porter (NO) did not practice on Friday.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Leigh Torrence (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** CB Leigh Torrence (NO) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Leigh Torrence (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Usama Young (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** CB Usama Young (NO) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Usama Young (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Aaron Ross (NYG) Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports Aaron Ross insisted his return to action is "real close now." Ross said he is feeling "a whole lot better" and has been running, cutting and backpedaling all week. Ross has a chance to return to individual drills next week.

*** Friday Update *** CB Aaron Ross (NYG) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Aaron Ross (NYG) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Aaron Ross (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday.

CB Justin Miller (NYJ) NewYorkJets.com reports the Jets signed free-agent CB Justin Miller Tuesday, Oct. 27. He will return kicks after the loss of Leon Washington.

*** Friday Update *** CB Lito Sheppard (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Lito Sheppard (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Lito Sheppard (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Donald Strickland (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Donald Strickland (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Donald Strickland (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

CB Johnathan Holland (OAK) CBSSports.com reports Raiders head coach Tom Cable is looking for Jonathan Holland to improve on kick returns, where he is averaging just 17.5 yards per return. Cable said Holland "either has to start hitting it or we will have to find someone who will."

*** Friday Update *** CB Chris Johnson (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** CB Dimitri Patterson (PHI) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Dimitri Patterson (PHI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Dimitri Patterson (PHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

CB Dante Hughes (SD) The Chargers have announced they have re-signed unrestricted free-agent Dante Hughes. To create a roster spot, the team waived CB Simeon Castille.

*** Friday Update *** CB Marcus Trufant (SEA) The Seahawks activated Marcus Trufant from the Physically Unable to Perform List Friday, Oct. 30.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Tarell Brown (SF) The San Jose Mercury News reports Tarell Brown said he will start at left cornerback in Week 8 in place of CB Nate Clements. Clements likely will play nickel back throughout the game.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Tarell Brown (SF) Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports Tarell Brown has signed a three-year contract extension worth $7.125 million. The deal includes $2.5 million signing bonus.

*** Friday Update *** CB Reggie Smith (SF) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Reggie Smith (SF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Bradley Fletcher (STL) Bradley Fletcher was placed on the Injured Reserve list Thursday, Oct. 29. He underwent surgery to fix the lateral meniscus cartilage in his knee Tuesday, Oct. 27 and will have additional surgery in roughly a month to repair the anterior cruciate ligament. Quincy Butler looks like the likely replacement for Fletcher, who may not be ready for the start of the 2010 season.

CB Bradley Fletcher (STL) The Detroit Free Press reports Bradley Fletcher will miss the remainder of the season with two torn ligaments in his right knee. He will need to undergo two separate surgeries and might not be ready for the start of next season, according to head coach Steve Spagnuolo.

*** Friday Update *** CB Justin King (STL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Justin King (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Justin King (STL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Cortland Finnegan (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Cortland Finnegan (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Cortland Finnegan (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Nick Harper (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Nick Harper (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Nick Harper (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Safety

*** Saturday Update *** S Antrel Rolle (ARI) Antrel Rolle has been fined $7,500 for hitting a defenseless receiver Week 7.

*** Friday Update *** S Antrel Rolle (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** S Antrel Rolle (ARI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Antrel Rolle (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday.

S Antrel Rolle (ARI) Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports S Antrel Rolle came up with a sore left arch in his foot during the team's Week 7 game, but head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he expected Rolle to be fine.

S William Moore (ATL) Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, reports the Falcons have announced they have placed William Moore on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

*** Friday Update *** S Ed Reed (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** S Ed Reed (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Ed Reed (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** S Bryan Scott (BUF) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** S Bryan Scott (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Bryan Scott (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Donte Whitner (BUF) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** S Donte Whitner (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Donte Whitner (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday.

S Donte Whitner (BUF) The Associated Press reports Donte Whitner has been placed in a first-time offenders program with probation for three months on his disorderly conduct case. He was arrested in April on charges of trying to force his way past police officers who were dealing with a crowd outside of a nightclub.

*** Friday Update *** S Charles Godfrey (CAR) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** S Charles Godfrey (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Charles Godfrey (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Al Afalava (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** S Danieal Manning (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Danieal Manning (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Danieal Manning (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Gerald Sensabaugh (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** S Gerald Sensabaugh (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Gerald Sensabaugh (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Brian Dawkins (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** S Brian Dawkins (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Brian Dawkins (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Ko Simpson (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** S Ko Simpson (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Ko Simpson (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Derrick Martin (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** S Derrick Martin (GB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Derrick Martin (GB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Nick Ferguson (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** S Nick Ferguson (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Nick Ferguson (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Eugene Wilson (HOU) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** S Eugene Wilson (HOU) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Eugene Wilson (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Bob Sanders (IND) practiced fully on Friday and will play in Week 8. He is not even listed on the team's injury report.

*** Friday Update *** S Chris Clemons (MIA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** S Michael Johnson (NYG) Michael Johnson was fined $5,000 for roughing the passer during the team's Week 7 game.

*** Friday Update *** S Victor Harris (PHI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** S Victor Harris (PHI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Victor Harris (PHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** S Ryan Clark (PIT) Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Ryan Clark said during a radio interview that he has been cleared to play in Denver Week 9, but there is no decision on whether he will play in the game. The last time Clark traveled to Denver, his blood reacted poorly to the thin air because of a sickle-cell trait.

*** Friday Update *** S C.J. Wallace (SEA) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** S C.J. Wallace (SEA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S C.J. Wallace (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** S Dashon Goldson (SF) Matthew Barrows, of The Sacramento Bee, reports Dashon Goldson will wear the radio receiver in Week 8 instead of LB Patrick Willis because Willis already has enough pre-snap responsibilities.

*** Friday Update *** S Marcus Hudson (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Marcus Hudson (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

General Team News

*** Saturday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) The Associated Press reports Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is angry over a potential fan protest prior to the start of the team's Nov. 16 game. Two longtime season-ticket holders are planning a protest before, urging fans to stay away from their seats for the opening kickoff to send a message after so many years of losing. The Browns (1-6) are headed towards their eighth losing season in 11 years since returning to the NFL. "That (ticks) me off. This is Cleveland. They're going to show up and back this damn team," Ryan said. "This is a town that's tough and that loves football. Nobody's happy. I hate me, too. So they hate me. Great. Doesn't mean you turn your back."

*** Friday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) P Dave Zastudil practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) P Dave Zastudil practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) P Dave Zastudil practiced fully on Wednesday.

TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Browns head coach Eric Mangini said he wants the offense to incorporate the wildcat more often in the coming weeks. The team used the wildcat only once in Week 7, with WR Josh Cribbs gaining one yard. "I think that we probably could have used it more than we did," Mangini said. "That's the type of package that I'd like to - not like to - we're going to have up each week. In terms of what the percentage will be, that'll change weekly."

TM Denver Broncos (DEN) The Denver Broncos announced Monday, Oct. 26, that they have signed free-agent P Mitch Berger. To create a roster spot, the Broncos waived P Brett Kern.

*** Friday Update *** TM Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) P Saverio Rocca practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** TM San Diego Chargers (SD) P Mike Scifres practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Tennessee Titans (TEN) Gary Eastwick and Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, report P Craig Hentrich has undergone surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered during high school. He has played with the injury through college and his professional career but thought it would be good to have it now since he is already on Injured Reserve because of a calf injury.

TM Tennessee Titans (TEN) Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Titans have claimed free-agent P Brett Kern off waivers from the Broncos. The Titans also waived P Reggie Hodges.

TM Washington Redskins (WAS) The Washington Times reports former Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said Sunday, Oct. 25, he has no plans to return to the franchise as an adviser or general manager, contrary to various rumors and reports.