Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 25, 2010 @ 14:06:48 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jimmy Clausen | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers QB Jimmy Clausen (toe), as an update to previous stories, said it may be months before his surgically repaired toe is pain-free, reports Darin Gantt, of The Charlotte Observer. "I still don't feel 100 percent," Clausen said.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan ordered QB Mark Sanchez (knee) to wear a knee brace on his surgically repaired left knee this week, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini. There is a chance he will use the brace for the remainder of the season for precautionary reasons.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins QB Donovan McNabb (ankle) has been ruled out of the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 27, reports Redskins.com's Matt Terl.


Running Back

RB | Deji Karim | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim (thumb) underwent surgery on his thumb Tuesday, Aug. 24, and will miss the rest of the preseason, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union. The team expects Karim to return at some point during the quarter of the season. He will wear a cast on his thumb early in the season.

RB | Kolby Smith | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed unrestricted free-agent RB Kolby Smith (Broncos), reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) plans to make his preseason debut against the San Francisco 49ers, reports The Associated Press. McFadden returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, for the first time in more than two weeks, and he ran with the first-string offense during workouts. "I felt good, I felt like I was able to do everything that I'm supposed to do," McFadden said. He is expected to split carries with RB Michael Bush in the Oakland backfield.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore could play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 28, reports the San Jose Mercury News' Daniel Brown. Gore has looked good during training camp, but he typically has played only sparingly during the preseason because of the amount of touches he takes during the regular season. However, head coach Mike Singletary said "it's possible" Gore will receive some carries this weekend in order for the offensive line to get used to his running style. "Our offensive line has not really had the opportunity to feel the timing of Frank, to really feel his quickness and the way he makes cuts in a live situation," Singletary said. "If (Gore were to play), it would be because of that."

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (nose) underwent a procedure to cauterize his nose, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Mathews was hit by a helmet Saturday, Aug. 21. Head coach Norv Turner expects Mathews to practice Wednesday, Aug. 25.

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Houston Texans will try out using RB Steve Slaton as their kick returner because of the injury to WR Trindon Holliday (thumb), according to HoustonTexans.com's Nick Scurfield.

RB | LenDale White | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OT Ryan Clady (knee) and RB LenDale White (ankle) are expected to return to practice Wednesday, Aug. 25, according to DenverBroncos.com's Gray Caldwell.


Wide Receiver

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (migraines) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug 25, for the first time since collapsing at practice, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (foot) has re-injured his foot but the severity of the injury is not known, according to Vic Lombardi, of Denver Sports Insider.

WR | Greg Camarillo | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
Updating previous reports, the Minnesota Vikings have traded CB Benny Sapp to the Miami Dolphins for WR Greg Camarillo, reports Judd Zulgad, of The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice (hip) remained in Vail, Colo., following his surgery Monday, Aug. 23, reports Judd Zulgad, of The Minneapolis Star Tribune. He was allowed to ride an exercise bike for 20 minutes shortly after the surgery. Rice said when he went back to see doctors, his hips had showed significant changes, which prompted the surgery. Head coach Brad Childress said Rice saw three specialists during the offseason, and all agreed they would probably treat the issue without surgery. By staying on the physically unable to perform list, which he has been on since the start of training camp, Rice would be ineligible to play for the first six weeks of the regular season. He could be kept on it through the ninth week of the season, but would then have to be activated or placed on season-ending Injured Reserve.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) sat out the final series of practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, and chatted with trainers as he grabbed the back of his right leg, reports CSNPhilly.com's Jordan Raanan. Jackson will be evaluated further Wednesday, Aug. 25. WR Hank Baskett stepped in with the first team in place of Jackson for the final 10 minutes of practice.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings were interested in trading for San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson, but they balked at Jackson's demands for a five-year, $50 million contract with $30 million guaranteed, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune's Kevin Acee. Minnesota signed free-agent WR Javon Walker (Raiders) Tuesday, Aug. 24.

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (knee) is out indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, reports the San Francisco Chronicle's Vittorio Tafur. There is no timetable for his return.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (neck) returned to full team drills Tuesday, Aug. 24, reports CBSSports.com.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (fatigue) returned for the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Heyward-Bey appeared better after sitting out four practices with "fatigue."

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OG Shawn Lauvao (personal), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), LB David Bowens (knee) and OT Tony Pashos (shoulder) returned for the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, reports Nate Ulrich, of the Akron Beacon Journal.

WR | Jarett Dillard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jarett Dillard (foot) recently returned to practice and says he is 100 percent, reports Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com. Dillard said, "Physically I'm 100 percent. Now it's just the timing with the quarterback."

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
During an interview with GQ magazine, NFL.com analyst Michael Lombardi said Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin was the league's smartest wide receiver, reports The Dallas Morning News. Lombardi wrote, "Undrafted out of tiny Monmouth University, he improves each year because of his rare ability to concentrate. Runs crafty routes, deadly after the catch."

WR | Trindon Holliday | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans WR Trindon Holliday (thumb) likely will miss the entire season because of a torn ligament in his left thumb, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Holliday will undergo surgery Wednesday, Aug. 25.

WR | Andre Roberts | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals WR Andre Roberts (shoulder) is expected to miss a week because of a shoulder injury he suffered in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 23, reports The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers.


Tight End

TE | Kory Sperry | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents
The Denver Broncos have announced they have claimed free-agent TE Kory Sperry (Dolphins) off waivers.


Place Kicker

PK | David Akers | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles PK David Akers (heel) and OG Nick Cole (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, report Jonathan Tamari and Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Akers should be able to kick in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 27.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Langston Walker | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OT Langston Walker (back) and DT Richard Seymour (triceps) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

OT | Tony Pashos | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OG Shawn Lauvao (personal), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), LB David Bowens (knee) and OT Tony Pashos (shoulder) returned for the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, reports Nate Ulrich, of the Akron Beacon Journal.

OT | Jared Gaither | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OT Jared Gaither (back) said he will not need to undergo surgery on his injured back, reports Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun. Gaither insisted he would not return to the field until he is completely healthy. Gaither has been diagnosed with a thoracic disc injury.

OT | Ryan O'Callaghan | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs OT Ryan O'Callaghan (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury during practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, reports The Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher.

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OL Bryan Bulaga (hip) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, after leaving practice Monday, Aug. 23, because of a hip flexor, reports Packers.com's Mike Spofford. Bulaga saw time with the first-team offense at left guard and the second-team offense at left tackle.

OT | Jordan Gross | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OT Jordan Gross (ankle) and SS Sherrod Martin (groin) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com.


Offensive Line

OL | Chris Kuper | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos RB Correll Buckhalter (back), CB Champ Bailey (undisclosed), OL Chris Kuper (ankle) and LB D.J. Williams (undisclosed) will participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to DenverBroncos.com's Gray Caldwell.

OL | Ryan Clady | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OT Ryan Clady (knee) and RB LenDale White (ankle) are expected to return to practice Wednesday, Aug. 25, according to DenverBroncos.com's Gray Caldwell.


Defensive Line

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OT Langston Walker (back) and DT Richard Seymour (triceps) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

DL | Derrick Morgan | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said DE Derrick Morgan (calf) has a good chance to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 28, reports The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt.

DL | Brandon Graham | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham was working with the first-team defense during practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, and is listed as a starter on the depth chart, report Jonathan Tamari and Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB Kregg Lumpkin (hamstring), RB Quinn Porter (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (hamstring), DE Cullen Jenkins (calf), OG Allen Barbre (back), SS Atari Bigby (ankle), CB Al Harris (knee) and RB James Starks (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, reports Mike Spofford, of Packers.com.

DL | Jason Pierre-Paul | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (groin) and C Shaun O'Hara (ankle) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to Vinny DiTrani, of The Bergen Record.

DL | Chris Canty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Chris Canty (groin) suffered a groin injury during practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to Vinny DiTrani, of The Bergen Record.


Linebacker

LB | Ahmad Brooks | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks (kidney) is on track to be ready for Week 1, reports CBSSports.com, citing head coach Mike Singletary. Singletary said, "Our trainers feel very positive about it, but we're being smart about it."

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB Kregg Lumpkin (hamstring), RB Quinn Porter (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (hamstring), DE Cullen Jenkins (calf), OG Allen Barbre (back), SS Atari Bigby (ankle), CB Al Harris (knee) and RB James Starks (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, reports Mike Spofford, of Packers.com.

LB | D.J. Williams | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos RB Correll Buckhalter (back), CB Champ Bailey (undisclosed), OL Chris Kuper (ankle) and LB D.J. Williams (undisclosed) will participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to DenverBroncos.com's Gray Caldwell.


Cornerback

CB | Benny Sapp | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
Updating previous reports, the Minnesota Vikings have traded CB Benny Sapp to the Miami Dolphins for WR Greg Camarillo, reports Judd Zulgad, of The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

CB | Lardarius Webb | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said CB Lardarius Webb's (knee) role will be restricted to defense early in the year and possibly for the entire season, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun. Webb covered punts as the gunner and returned kickoffs last season.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB Kregg Lumpkin (hamstring), RB Quinn Porter (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (hamstring), DE Cullen Jenkins (calf), OG Allen Barbre (back), SS Atari Bigby (ankle), CB Al Harris (knee) and RB James Starks (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, reports Mike Spofford, of Packers.com.

CB | Tracy Porter | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints CB Tracy Porter (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, because of a sore knee, reports James Varney, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He hopes to be able to play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 27. He does not believe his injury will keep him out a long period of time.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos RB Correll Buckhalter (back), CB Champ Bailey (undisclosed), OL Chris Kuper (ankle) and LB D.J. Williams (undisclosed) will participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to DenverBroncos.com's Gray Caldwell.

CB | Aaron Ross | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Aaron Ross (foot) went to Charlotte to receive a second opinion on his plantar fasciitis, according to Vinny DiTrani, of The Bergen Record. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Ross' injury has not gotten better.


Strong Safety

SS | Atari Bigby | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB Kregg Lumpkin (hamstring), RB Quinn Porter (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (hamstring), DE Cullen Jenkins (calf), OG Allen Barbre (back), SS Atari Bigby (ankle), CB Al Harris (knee) and RB James Starks (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, reports Mike Spofford, of Packers.com.


Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts S Bob Sanders (biceps, shoulder, knee) is not planning to alter his approach to the game, even though he has a history of dealing with injuries, reports Mike Chappell, of The Indianapolis Star.

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