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IDP Report - Week 1
Brent Clement
September 9, 2004

What the Heck Happened

Coming after week 1. 

Who’s Hot

Coming after week 1.

Who’s Not

Linebackers

- Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders have released LB Dwayne Rudd.

- Buffalo Bills.com reports the Buffalo Bills have released LB Jason Gildon.

- Jay Clemons, of DetroitLions.com, reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci is hopeful OLB Boss Bailey (knee) will still be able to play a "good portion" during the season.

Defensive Backs

- The New England Patriots have announced the release of CB Terrell Buckley.

- The San Diego Chargers have announced the release of FS Kwamie Lassiter.

Key Injuries

Defensive Linemen

- The New Orleans Saints have placed DE Willie Whitehead (knee) on their PUP list.

Linebackers

- The Kansas City Chiefs have announced they have placed MLB Mike Maslowski (knee) on Injured Reserve, officially ending his 2004 season.

- Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have placed LB Jessie Armstead (shoulder) on Injured Reserve, officially ending his 2004 season.

- Ivan Carter, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs MLB Kawika Mitchell (high ankle sprain), who was projected to start at middle linebacker, may end up missing the first game of the regular season.

-Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders LB Napoleon Harris (knee) doesn't know if he'll be available for Week 1 or not. He said it would be pushing it, but it's realistic if he can make the necessary strides with his rehabilitation over the next few days.

Defensive Backs

- Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders have placed SS Derrick Gibson (shoulder) on Injured Reserve, officially ending his 2004 season.

- The Seattle Seahawks have announced they have placed S Damien Robinson (shoulder) on Injured Reserve, officially ending his 2004 season.

- The Arizona Cardinals have announced they have placed S Dexter Jackson (back) on Injured Reserve, officially ending his 2004 season.

- Jaime Aron, of the Associated Press, reports the Dallas Cowboys have placed S Darren Woodson (back) on their PUP list, meaning he'll miss at least the first five games of the season. Six weeks after back surgery, Woodson still isn't able to lift heavy weights and isn't ready to practice. He cannot be activated until after the sixth week of the season.

- DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions have placed S Brian Walker (knee) on Injured Reserve, officially ending his 2004 season.

Start em

Thursday, Sep. 9

Indianapolis at New England, 9:00 pm - DL Dwight Freeney, LB Cato June, DB Mike Doss, DL Richard Seymour, LB Tedy Bruschi, DB Rodney Harrison

Sunday, Sep. 12

Arizona at St. Louis, 1:00 pm - DL Leonard Little, LB Robert Thomas, DB Adam Archuletta, DB Adrian Wilson
Baltimore at Cleveland, 1:00 pm - LB Ray Lewis, DB Ed Reed, LB Andra Davis
Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets, 1:00 pm - DL John Abraham, DL Shaun Ellis, LB Sam Cowart, LB Eric Barton
Detroit at Chicago, 1:00 pm - DB Dre Bly, DL Adewale Ogunleye, LB Lance Briggs, LB Brian Urlacher (questionable)
Jacksonville at Buffalo, 1:00 pm - DL Marcus Stroud, LB London Fletcher
Oakland at Pittsburgh, 1:00 pm - DL Tyler Brayton, LB James Farrior
San Diego at Houston, 1:00 pm - LB Donnie Edwards, DB Terrance Kiel, LB Jamie Sharper, LB Jay Foreman
Seattle at New Orleans, 1:00 pm - DL Grant Wistrom, LB Anthony Simmons, DB Ken Hamlin, DL Charles Grant, DL Darren Howard, LB, Courtney Watson
Tampa Bay at Washington, 1:00 pm - DL Simeon Rice, LB Derrick Brooks, DB Ronde Barber, LB Lavar Arrington, LB Michael Barrow, DB Sean Taylor
Tennessee at Miami, 1:00 pm - LB Keith Bullock, DL Jason Taylor, LB Zach Thomas (questionable), DB Sammy Knight
Atlanta at San Francisco, 4:15 pm - DL Patrick Kerney, LB Chris Draft, LB Keith Brooking
Dallas at Minnesota, 4:15 pm - LB Dat Nguyen DB Roy Williams, DL Kenechi Udeze, LB EJ Henderson
N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 4:15 pm - DL Michael Strahan, DL Jevon Kearse, DB Brian Dawkins, DB Michael Lewis
Kansas City at Denver, 8:30 pm - LB Shawn Barber, DB Greg Wesley, LB Al Wilson

Monday, Sep. 13

Green Bay at Carolina, 9:00 pm - DL KGB, LB Nick Barnett, DB Darren Sharper, DL Julius Peppers DL Mike Rucker, LB Dan Morgan, DB Mike Minter

Others to consider:

Defensive Linemen
DAL - Greg Ellis
BAL - Marques Douglas
BAL - Kelly Gregg
BUF - Pat Williams
CLE - Kenard Lang
CHI - Alex Brown
MIN- Kevin Williams
SF - Andre Carter
PIT - Aaron Smith

Linebackers
ARZ - Ronald McKinnon
BUF - Takeo Spikes
CIN - Nate Webster
CHI - Mike Green
CLE - Warrick Holdman
DEN - DJ Williams
DET - Teddy Lehman
MIN - Dontarrious Thomas
MIN - Chris Claiborne
JCK - Mike Peterson
NYG - Nick Greisen
PHI - Mark Simoneau
STL - Pisa Tinoisamoa
OAK - Napoleon Harris (Questionable)
OAK - Travian Smith

Defensive Backs
ATL - Bryan Scott
CLE - Robert Griffith
DEN - John Lynch
GBP - Mark Roman
IND - Nick Harper
MIN - Corey Chavous
KCC - Jerome Woods
NYJ - Reggie Tongue
PIT - Troy Polamalu