Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 4, 2010 @ 10:35:07 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Erik Ainge | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets QB Erik Ainge recently entered a drug treatment/rehab facility for "recreational issues," reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News, according to sources. The Jets placed Ainge on the reserve/non-football illness list before the start of training camp. The Jets are very disappointed in what appears to be a relapse for Ainge and don't have a timetable for his return.

QB | Josh McCown | UFL | Transaction, Free Agents
The UFL's Hartford Colonials have signed free-agent QB Josh McCown (Panthers), reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings do not have a timetable for QB Brett Favre (ankle) to report to camp, reports NFL Network's Steve Mariucci. Favre said he is still waiting for his body to heal. He said his ankle is improving but not where it needs to be yet, which has affected his conditioning. Favre added that he has not retired and is still working toward coming back to play this season. Favre said he is also aware of the media frenzy that occurred after there were rumors that he had decided to retire, but he was not sure how all of it developed.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said QB Ben Roethlisberger looks to be in great shape and is performing very well during practices, according to The Associated Press. "He's in the best shape I've ever seen him," Arians said. "His arm is live and he has no interceptions and very few incompletions unless they were dropped. This may be the best I've ever seen him right now."

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (arm) said his sore arm feels better after a few days of rest, reports ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon.

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.


Running Back

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (wrist) will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis, reports James Varney, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, according to head coach Sean Payton. Payton added the injury doesn't appear to be serious, noting X-rays will be taken.

RB | Ladell Betts | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints are scheduled to work out free-agent RB Ladell Betts (Redskins) Thursday, Aug. 5, reports Fox 31 Denver's Josina Anderson, citing sources.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown (foot) said his foot is not bothering him at all during practices, reports Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) is considered day-to-day after having his toe stepped on during practice Monday, Aug. 2, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous items, an MRI showed Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (knee) suffered only a bone bruise and no ligament damage to his meniscus, reports Derrick Gunn, of CSNPhilly.com. No timetable is known for Maclin's return to the practice field.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Montrae Holland (hamstring), WR Dez Bryant (ankle), S Pat Watkins (knee), S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (shoulder), LB Sean Lee (quadriceps), LB Stephen Hodge (knee), LB Brandon Williams (knee) and DL Sean Lissemore (groin) sat out the team's afternoon practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com. Owusu-Ansah will not play in the team's preseason opener Sunday, Aug. 8, but Lee is expected to play.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (knee) suffered a hyperextended knee during practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, and will undergo an MRI later in the evening, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger.

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants WR Mario Manningham (groin) is not taking part in afternoon practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) is not close to returning to practice, reports CBSSports.com.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (ankle) said his ankle injury is not serious and expects to return to practice soon, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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 | 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.


Tight End

TE | Travis Beckum | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants TE Travis Beckum (hamstring) sat out the team's afternoon practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

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.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Tra Thomas | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OT Tra Thomas (knee) has undergone arthroscopic knee surgery to clean up a minor issue, reports Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com. The team expects him to be out for seven to 10 days.


Offensive Line

OL | Darnell Stapleton | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots worked out unrestricted free-agent OL Darnell Stapleton (Steelers), C Eric Ghiaciuc (Browns) and OT Mark Ortmann (Panthers) Tuesday, Aug. 3, a source told FOXSports.com's Adam Caplan.


Defensive Line

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DL Albert Haynesworth (knee) does not plan further attempts to pass the conditioning test until his balky knee significantly improves, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, according to two people familiar with the situation. The team's medical and training staff has advised Haynesworth to continue to receive treatment on the knee in hopes of recovering well. Haynesworth's knee became irritated, in part, because of his effort during multiple attempts at the test.

DL | Ma'ake Kemoeatu | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (Achilles') is focusing on getting back to the level he was before he ruptured his Achilles' tendon, reports Paul Tenorio, of The Washington Post. Kemoeatu said, "I'm probably like really close, like 60 percent close right now. I'm going to complete the other 40 percent in the next four weeks. My Achilles is feeling great."

DL | Chris Hovan | St. Louis Rams | Injury
The St. Louis Rams announced DT Chris Hovan (back) was held out of the team's night practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, because of back issues. He was able to take part in the team's earlier practice, but the Rams wanted him to rest his back for the night session.

DL | Jamal Williams | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos DL Jamal Williams (undisclosed) sat out the team's afternoon practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, reports Gray Caldwell, of DenverBroncos.com.

DL | Ndamukong Suh | Detroit Lions | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with first-round draft choice DT Ndamukong Suh on a five-year deal, according to Adam Schefter, of ESPN. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DT Casey Hampton (hamstring) was limited during practice Monday, Aug. 2, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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.


Linebacker

LB | Gerald Hayes | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals LB Gerald Hayes (back), TE Jim Dray (quadriceps), S Hamza Abdullah (hamstring) and LB O'Brien Schofield (knee) sat out the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.

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 | Fabian Washington | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Fabian Washington (knee) was kicked in his surgically-repaired left knee by WR Anquan Boldin during practice, but he said that it "held up great," reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Washington added, "That was nice to know. He was coming out of a break and his leg camp up and kicked me, and I just kept playing. I didn't even think twice. So, I'm glad that it held up." He has not been technically cleared for contact, but he is no longer wearing a red, non-contact jersey. He said he would like to play in the team's first preseason game Aug. 12.

CB | Ron Bartell | St. Louis Rams | Injury
The St. Louis Rams announced CB Ron Bartell (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the team's night practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, and he will undergo X-rays.

CB | Orlando Scandrick | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (finger) is still dealing with the left index finger he broke during the offseason but said the injury will not make him miss any playing time, reports DallasCowboys.com's Josh Ellis. He has been wearing a splint of the finger during training camp for additional protection.

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.


Strong Safety

SS | Aaron Rouse | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals have signed unrestricted free-agent LB Pago Togafau (Titans) and SS Aaron Rouse (Giants), reports Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.


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.

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