Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 1, 2010 @ 12:27:42 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Oakland Raiders have discussed trading for Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart, reports Adam Schefter, of ESPN.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he expects QB Donovan McNabb (ankle) to return to practice next week, reports Barry Svrluga, of The Washington Post. McNabb attended the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, without shoulder pads, but he also didn't have the protective sleeve he wore on the lower part of his left leg Monday, Aug. 30.

QB | Derek Anderson | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said QB Derek Anderson is starting the team's final preseason game because the team needs to find out more about him, reports ESPN.com's Mike Sando.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has been sacked nine times so far during the preseason but said the offensive line is doing a good job for him, reports John Mullin, of CSNChicago.com.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin was targeted 11 times by QB Kevin Kolb during the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 27, which was 44 percent of Kolb's attempts during the game, reports Sheil Kapadia, of Philliy.com. Maclin caught three of the passes for 39 yards but also dropped three passes. Maclin's number of targets probably will affected by WR DeSean Jackson (neck, back) leaving the game because of injury.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Friday, Sept. 3, to discuss his suspension, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

QB | Jason Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (wrist) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 2, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Head coach Tom Cable, however, left open the possibility that Campbell could play in the game. "Don't know that yet," Cable said. "And it has nothing to do with injuries, it has to do with what we're going to do with our team."


Running Back

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush (thumb) needed screws inserted into his fractured left thumb, reports Vittorio Tafur, of The San Francisco Chronicle. Bush called the injury a "Bennett fracture" on his Twitter account, and he has not offered a time table for his return.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) returned for the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, reports Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post. Moreno wore a non-contact jersey during the practice, and it remains unlikely that he will play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 2.

RB | Derrick Ward | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said free-agent RB Derrick Ward (Buccaneers) was not part of the team's long-term plans since RB Cadillac Williams is healthy and FB Earnest Graham will be a bigger part of the offense, report Wolf Heard and Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com. Morris said, "It's more about the resurgence of Mr. Cadillac, Mr. insurance Graham, where the team is heading and where we're going, our plan and direction, and how we want to go about our business. No decision is made lightly around here. It was just time to make it today." Morris added, "Right now, we have Cadillac who we are happy to have and also we have insurance Graham back there playing fullback for us and he is able to carry the ball as well. And also we have our little spark-plug in Huggy (RB Kareem Huggins) and he is able to come in a provide a different look for us and different turn around."

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said RB Fred Jackson (hand) might be limited early in the season, reports BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown. Gailey said, "I think he'll still be limited early in the year. But he's going to be able to be on the field for us and give us some plays."

RB | Brian Westbrook | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Brian Westbrook (hamstring) didn't practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, because of a hamstring injury suffered Saturday, Aug. 28, reports the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows. Westbrook played just six snaps on Saturday and carried the ball only twice for 17 yards.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Transaction
The Green Bay Packers have announced they have placed SS Atari Bigby (ankle), CB Al Harris (knee) and RB James Starks (hamstring) on the reserve Physically Unable to Perform list. The three players will miss at least the first six weeks of the season.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Marshawn Lynch (ankle) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, and will play in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 2, reports BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown. "Marshawn took quite a few reps today and looked good. He didn't look like there were any residual effects so we're looking forward to seeing him Thursday night," head coach Chan Gailey said.


Fullback

FB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis has been seeing time with the first-team offense during training camp and is leading the team in rushing yards, receptions and receiving yards this preseason, reports Steve Doerschuk, of the Canton Repository.


Wide Receiver

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Andre' Goodman (head), TE Daniel Graham (ribs), S Darcel McBath (arm), OL Russ Hochstein (undisclosed), WR Demaryius Thomas (foot) and LB Elvis Dumervil (pectoral) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, reports Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post.

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants) has been denied a work release, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings have placed WR Sidney Rice (hip) on the reserve Physically Unable to Perform list, according to Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Rice will miss at least the first six weeks of the season.

WR | Roy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams (back, hip) was held out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, because of a lower back strain and a hip flexor that bothered him during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 28, according to DallasCowboys.com's Nick Eatman. The team said Williams was held out as a precaution. He likely will not play in the final preseason game.

WR | Dexter M. Jackson | Free Agent | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have released WRs Dexter M. Jackson and Oliver Young, reports Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins will place WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports CSNWashington.com's Ryan O'Halloran.


Tight End

TE | Daniel Graham | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Andre' Goodman (head), TE Daniel Graham (ribs), S Darcel McBath (arm), OL Russ Hochstein (undisclosed), WR Demaryius Thomas (foot) and LB Elvis Dumervil (pectoral) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, reports Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Ed Wang | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said OT Ed Wang (thumb) is working on getting into football shape while he recovers from the thumb surgery he had last month, reports BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.


Guard

OG | Russ Hochstein | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Andre' Goodman (head), TE Daniel Graham (ribs), S Darcel McBath (arm), OL Russ Hochstein (undisclosed), WR Demaryius Thomas (foot) and LB Elvis Dumervil (pectoral) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, reports Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post.

OG | Nate Garner | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have announced they have placed OG Nate Garner (foot) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season.


Offensive Line

OL | Chris Kuper | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos RB Correll Buckhalter (neck, back), S Brian Dawkins (undisclosed), OG Chris Kuper (undisclosed), CB Champ Bailey (undisclosed), OT Ryan Clady (knee) and TE Richard Quinn (ankle) returned for the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, reports Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post.

OL | Ryan Clady | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos RB Correll Buckhalter (neck, back), S Brian Dawkins (undisclosed), OG Chris Kuper (undisclosed), CB Champ Bailey (undisclosed), OT Ryan Clady (knee) and TE Richard Quinn (ankle) returned for the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, reports Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post.


Defensive Line

DL | Phillip Merling | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have announced they have placed DE Phillip Merling (Achilles') on the reserve Non-Football Injury list.

DL | Ricky Sapp | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have placed DE Ricky Sapp (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season.

DL | Tony Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Transaction
Tennessee Titans DT Tony Brown (knee) has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list and participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, reports The Tennessean's John Glennon. He plans to play in the team's final preseason game and will be 100 percent for the start of the season.

DL | D'Anthony Smith | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed DT D'Anthony Smith (Achilles') and C John Estes (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve, ending their 2010 season, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

DL | Terrence Cody | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DT Terrence Cody (knee) underwent surgery last week to repair the meniscus in his knee and will miss two weeks, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun. He is considered questionable for Week 1.


Linebacker

LB | Elvis Dumervil | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Andre' Goodman (head), TE Daniel Graham (ribs), S Darcel McBath (arm), OL Russ Hochstein (undisclosed), WR Demaryius Thomas (foot) and LB Elvis Dumervil (pectoral) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, reports Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post.

LB | Ricky Foley | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets announced they have claimed free-agent LB Ricky Foley (Seahawks) off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.

LB | O'Brien Schofield | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals have announced they have placed LB O'Brien Schofield (knee) on the reserve Non-Football Injury list.

LB | Donald Butler | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Transaction
The San Diego Chargers have placed LB Donald Butler (Achilles') on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, according to Chargers.com.

LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have placed LB Thomas Davis (knee) on the reserve Physically Unable to Perform list, reports Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com. Davis will miss at least the first six weeks of the season.


Cornerback

CB | Fred Bennett | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers announced they have claimed free-agent CB Fred Bennett (Texans) off waivers from the Houston Texans.

CB | Josh Wilson | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have acquired Seattle Seahawks CB Josh Wilson in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick, reports NFL.com's Jason La Canfora.

CB | Leigh Bodden | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Leigh Bodden (knee, shoulder) has been placed on Injured Reserve because of a torn rotator cuff, ending his 2010 season, reports NFL.com's Jason La Canfora.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Transaction
The Green Bay Packers have announced they have placed SS Atari Bigby (ankle), CB Al Harris (knee) and RB James Starks (hamstring) on the reserve Physically Unable to Perform list. The three players will miss at least the first six weeks of the season.

CB | Chris Cook | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Chris Cook (knee) is expected to miss at least two weeks because of a torn meniscus in his right knee, sources told Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It appears Cook will not be able to play Week 1 because of the injury.

CB | Aqib Talib | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced the NFL has suspended CB Aqib Talib for one game without pay for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Talib will be fined an additional game check.

CB | Jack Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury, Transaction
The Detroit Lions have placed CB Jack Williams (knee) on the reserve Physically Unable to Perform list, according to Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. Williams will miss at least the first six games of the season.


Strong Safety

SS | Atari Bigby | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Transaction
The Green Bay Packers have announced they have placed SS Atari Bigby (ankle), CB Al Harris (knee) and RB James Starks (hamstring) on the reserve Physically Unable to Perform list. The three players will miss at least the first six weeks of the season.


Free Safety

FS | Brian Dawkins | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos RB Correll Buckhalter (neck, back), S Brian Dawkins (undisclosed), OG Chris Kuper (undisclosed), CB Champ Bailey (undisclosed), OT Ryan Clady (knee) and TE Richard Quinn (ankle) returned for the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, reports Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post.

FS | Brodney Pool | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets S Brodney Pool (ankle) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, and will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Sept. 2, reports Kevin Armstrong, of the New York Daily News. It is not known if Pool will be available for Week 1.

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said there is a possibility that FS Ed Reed (hip) could be ready for the start of the regular season but it will depend what is best for him, reports Ryan Mink, of BaltimoreRavens.com. "Sure, I think that's a possibility for a guy like Ed Reed," Harbaugh said. "The determining factor is going to be what's best for him, what's best for his career long-term, what's best for him to play at the level he's accustomed to playing. There's no way we're going to rush him back. He's going to want to come back as soon as he can. But he's also been in this thing long enough to understand that you've got to do it the right way. There's a possibility that could happen just because that's the kind of mindset he has, but we'll see."

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (groin) and CB Jonathan Wade (finger) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, reports the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett.

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