Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 3, 2010 @ 14:46:07 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings' brass has been talking with QB Brett Favre Tuesday, Aug. 3, trying to convince him not to retire, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Judd Zulgad. Zulgad is reporting that Favre may not be announcing his retirement at a formal press conference Tuesday. The Vikings are trying to buy time and could offer Favre a raise from $13 million to $15 or $16 million this year.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (eye) wore a protective visor on his helmet during practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, according to CBSSports.com. Manning was suffering from minor eye irritation, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said he has been encouraged with the early training camp play of QB Matt Cassel, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. Cassel worked incredibly hard during the offseason, and often stayed late at the team's facilities to study film.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart said he would like to receive more playing time during the preseason than most starting quarterbacks so he can work with the starters, reports Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com.

QB | Colt Brennan | Free Agent | Transaction
The Washington Redskins have released QB Colt Brennan, reports Redskins.com.


Running Back

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (shoulder) left practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, with a left shoulder injury after being hit and fumbling the ball in a team red-zone drill, according to CBSSports.com.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood (hip) is not taking part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, according to CBSSports.com.

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee) did not practice Monday, Aug. 2, reports Nate Ulrich, of The Akron Beacon Journal.

RB | Cadillac Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams (ankle) returned to practice during the evening session Monday, Aug. 2, reports Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers rookie RB Ryan Mathews will have to make up some time after missing some practice time, but he expects to catch up quickly, reports Christopher Smith, of Chargers.com.

RB | C.J. Spiller | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller, the team's first-round draft choice, remains unsigned. During an interview on ESPNews, Allen Wilson, of The Buffalo News, said he believes a deal could be completed toward the end of the week or by early next week. He said the two sides have moved forward in negotiations, but they still are not where they need to be.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he was impressed with RB Clinton Portis coming to training camp in tremendous shape and likes how Portis has picked up the team's new offense, reports CSNWashington.com's Ryan O'Halloran.

RB | Dwayne Wright | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have claimed free-agent FB Dwayne Wright (Eagles) off waivers, according to Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

RB | Dantrell Savage | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers have signed unrestricted free-agent RB Dantrell Savage (Chiefs), reports Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said RB Beanie Wells has improved his pass protection and believes Wells' pass catching is underrated, reports Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com.

RB | Derrick Ward | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said the team will decide on whether to play RB Cadillac Williams and RB Derrick Ward based on which player is producing more at the time, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times. "I think the carries are going to be dictated by the hot back," Morris said. "I think the carries are going to be dictated by the guy who's in there getting it done. I think these guys will both have the opportunity to run the football like every team in the league that has two running backs. That's who we are. Ward's come into camp and had a couple of good runs today. He's getting better and better every day. And I think Cadillac's ready to fight. I think those guys want to fight for carries and that's a good thing."

RB | Brian Westbrook | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos may reconsider the possibility of signing unrestricted free-agent RB Brian Westbrook (Broncos) after the injuries to RB Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) and RB Correll Buckhalter (back), reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.

RB | Harvey Unga | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears RB Harvey Unga (hamstring) said he hopes is pulled hamstring does not keep him out of practice for a long time, reports the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.


Fullback

FB | Mike Tolbert | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers RB Mike Tolbert (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Aug. 2, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.


Wide Receiver

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (foot) is not taking part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy (concussion) is not taking part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (ankle) sprained his right ankle in practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, according to CBSSports.com. No timetable has been set for his return, head coach John Harbaugh said.

WR | Glenn Martinez | Houston Texans | Injury
The Houston Texans have placed WR Glenn Martinez (hamstring) on Injured Reserve, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Robert Meachem | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (toe), LB Clint Ingram (knee) and FS Darren Sharper (knee) remain on the active Physically Unable to Perform list, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (knee) has been taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list and is practicing Tuesday, Aug. 3, in full pads for the first time in training camp, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd had several remarkable catches during practice Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Christopher Smith, of Chargers.com. Floyd said he believes using his 6-foot-5 frame is an advantage, as he is able to jump and attack balls in the air.

WR | Jabar Gaffney | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WRs Eddie Royal and Jabar Gaffney are working with the first-string offense, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.

WR | Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WRs Eddie Royal and Jabar Gaffney are working with the first-string offense, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.

WR | Brandon Lloyd | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Brandon Lloyd will be the team's primary deep threat at receiver this season, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post. He should serve that role until the team eases in WR Demaryius Thomas.

WR | Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie WR Arrelious Benn is still learning the offense and needs more reps to feel comfortable on the field, reports Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune. Head coach Raheem Morris said Benn will catch up and the team has no problem waiting for it to happen.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Denver Broncos rookie WRs Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker are working with the third-string offense, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Montrae Holland (hamstring), WR Dez Bryant (ankle), S Pat Watkins (knee), CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (shoulder), LB Sean Lee (quadriceps), LB Stephen Hodge (knee), and CB Sean Lissemore (groin) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 2, reports ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins. Head coach Wade Phillips said Lee and Owusu-Ansah might return this week.

WR | Steve Breaston | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Steve Breaston (groin) was limited during morning practice Monday, Aug. 2, because he was nursing a sore groin, reports Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he is not concerned about Breaston.


Tight End

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints TE Jeremy Shockey (knee) is at practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, but not dressed out, according to CBSSports.com. He could be back on the practice field Wednesday, Aug. 4.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow (knee) remained out of practice during evening workouts Monday, Aug. 2, reports Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune.

TE | Tom Santi | Free Agent | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have waived TE Tom Santi, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

TE | Jermaine Gresham | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to terms with first-round draft choice TE Jermaine Gresham on a five-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Place Kicker

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson (knee) will undergo a minor procedure on his left knee Tuesday, Aug. 3. but is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, according to Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Hanson tweaked his knee when he planted his left foot during a kick Monday, Aug. 3.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Tony Pashos | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OL John St. Clair (arm), OL Tony Pashos (undisclosed), DL Shaun Rogers (leg), DL C.J. Mosley (ankle) and DB Coye Francies (undisclosed) did not practice Monday, Aug. 2, reports Nate Ulrich, of The Akron Beacon Journal.

OT | Ed Wang | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills OT Ed Wang (undisclosed) has suffered an undisclosed injury that could require surgery and keep him out for the rest of training camp, reports The Associated Press. Head coach Chan Gailey did not provide additional details except that doctors will determine within a day whether surgery is required. He watched the team's practice with a wrap around his lower right leg.


Guard

OG | Stacy Andrews | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Stacy Andrews (shoulder) sat out the team's afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 2, with what the team called a shoulder injury, reports Sheil Kapadia, of Philly.com. He was replaced by OG Mike McGlynn at left guard.

OG | David Baas | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
Updating a previous item, San Francisco 49ers OG David Baas (concussion) sustained a mild concussion during practice Monday, Aug. 2, reports The Associated Press. Head coach Mike Singletary said Baas was scheduled to undergo further examination Monday afternoon, and he will likely miss at least several days.


Defensive Line

DL | Johnny Jolly | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers DL Johnny Jolly has agreed to a plea deal that will wipe clean the charge from his record if he stays clean for one year, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Greg A. Bedard. Jolly was given a one year pretrial diversion after agreeing to plead guilty to the charge, though it was not made clear what kind of charge it was. He had been facing up to 20 years in prison on allegations of possessing more than 200 grams of codeine. Jolly has been suspended for the 2010 season and is eligible to apply for reinstatement after the Super Bowl.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DL Albert Haynesworth (knee) and the team have decided that Haynesworth should take more time before attempting to pass his conditioning test, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, according to two people familiar with the situation. The Redskins did not schedule a test Tuesday, Aug. 3, for Haynesworth because he failed to complete the first leg of the two, timed 300-yard shuttle runs, Monday, Aug. 2.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OL John St. Clair (arm), OL Tony Pashos (undisclosed), DL Shaun Rogers (leg), DL C.J. Mosley (ankle) and DB Coye Francies (undisclosed) did not practice Monday, Aug. 2, reports Nate Ulrich, of The Akron Beacon Journal.

DL | Tony Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DT Tony Brown (knee), FB Willie Rose (undisclosed), S Nick Schommer (undisclosed), LB David Thornton (shoulder) and WR Damian Williams (undisclosed) did not practice Monday, Aug. 2, and remain on the physically unable to perform list. CB Tye Hill (undisclosed) and DE Derrick Morgan (calf) also missed practice.

DL | Derrick Morgan | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DT Tony Brown (knee), FB Willie Rose (undisclosed), S Nick Schommer (undisclosed), LB David Thornton (shoulder) and WR Damian Williams (undisclosed) did not practice Monday, Aug. 2, and remain on the physically unable to perform list. CB Tye Hill (undisclosed) and DE Derrick Morgan (calf) also missed practice.

DL | Jared DeVries | Detroit Lions | Injury, Transaction
Detroit Lions DE Jared DeVries (Achilles') has been taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list and will be allowed to participate in practice, reports Tara Ryan, of DetroitLions.com.


Linebacker

LB | Brandon Chillar | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers debuted a nickel alignment in practice Monday, Aug. 2, that featured LB Brandon Chillar at right outside linebacker and inserted LB Desmond Bishop in at one of the two inside linebacker spots. LB Clay Matthews Jr. also moved over to left outside linebacker in place of LB Brad Jones (back), who is out indefinitely with a back injury. "Chillar is definitely a player that has the ability to play a number of different positions," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "As far as the outside linebacker position, he gives you flexibility, both in the base and the subpackages because he has rush ability." The move suggests Green Bay might feel more comfortable with Chillar and Bishop rather than Chillar and LB Brady Poppinga, who has yet to show much of a pass rush during camp.

LB | A.J. Edds | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins LB A.J. Edds (knee) has been lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, reports Mike Berardino, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, according to a league source. Edds suffered the injury during the afternoon practice session Monday, Aug. 2.

LB | Clint Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (toe), LB Clint Ingram (knee) and FS Darren Sharper (knee) remain on the active Physically Unable to Perform list, according to CBSSports.com.

LB | Scott Shanle | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Scott Shanle (knee) is not on the practice field Tuesday, Aug. 3, according to CBSSports.com.


Cornerback

CB | Dunta Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Dunta Robinson (hamstring) is not taking part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, according to CBSSports.com.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (knee) said he believes he will be ready for the start of the regular season, reports Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

CB | Macho Harris | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said DL Antonio Dixon (head) was hit in the head during practice Monday, Aug. 2, and CB Macho Harris (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring during practice, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

CB | Cedric Griffin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said CB Cedric Griffin (knee) will not be able to play in Week 1, according to The Associated Press.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said he is disappointed that CB Darrelle Revis has decided to hold out of training camp, reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News. Johnson said that the total compensation in a new deal is currently the biggest obstacle in the negotiations. Johnson also said the uncertainty with the collective bargaining agreement would not be a roadblock for a new deal.

CB | Chris Carr | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Chris Carr (back) did not participate in morning practice Monday, Aug. 2, because of a lower back problem, reports The Baltimore Sun's Edward Lee. Carr said he has dealt with this issue in past training camps and will be fine.


Free Safety

FS | Darren Sharper | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (toe), LB Clint Ingram (knee) and FS Darren Sharper (knee) remain on the active Physically Unable to Perform list, according to CBSSports.com.

FS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants C Shaun O'Hara (ankle), S Kenny Phillips (knee) and OG Kevin Boothe (pectoral) missed the team's afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 2, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

FS | Major Wright | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears FS Major Wright (groin) suffered a groin injury during practice Monday, Aug. 2, reports Jeff Dickerson, of ESPNChicago.com. Head coach Lovie Smith said the team believes Wright will be fine.

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