Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 8, 2010 @ 13:20:36 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman (thumb) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, reports Anwar Richardson, of The Tampa Tribune. He has his injured thumb wrapped and is watching the quarterback drills.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (ankle) went through a full practice Tuesday, Sept. 7, reports Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He is expected to start during Week 1.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Donovan McNabb (ankle) said his ankle is not 100 percent healthy, but it will not keep him from starting the team's season opener against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Sept. 12, according to The Associated Press. "Yes, I will be starting this weekend," McNabb told ESPN980. "And I look forward to it."

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said QB Ben Roethlisberger is not guaranteed the starting job when he returns from his four-game suspension, according to USA Today's Sean Leahy. Tomlin said QB Dennis Dixon can earn more starts if he plays well early in the season.

QB | Dennis Dixon | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said QB Ben Roethlisberger is not guaranteed the starting job when he returns from his four-game suspension, according to USA Today's Sean Leahy. Tomlin said QB Dennis Dixon can earn more starts if he plays well early in the season.

QB | Jonathan Crompton | Free Agent | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers have released QB Jonathan Crompton from their practice squad.


Running Back

RB | Chris Ivory | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints RB Chris Ivory (knee) and Stanley Arnoux (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 1, reports Jeff Duncan, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team will monitor RB Rashard Mendenhall's carries early in the season because they do not want to overwork him, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

RB | Isaac Redman | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman will be the first running back to be called upon in short-yardage situations, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

RB | Tim Hightower | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Tim Hightower will start at running back Week 1, reports Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com.

RB | Clifton Smith | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have signed unrestricted free-agent RB Clifton Smith (Buccaneers), report Mike Berardino and Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Toby Gerhart | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (knee) was limited during workouts Tuesday, Sept. 7, reports Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons are expected to lighten the workload of RB Michael Turner this year, and he is not expected to approach the 376 carries he recorded in 2008, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter. RBs Jason Snelling and Jerious Norwood are expected to receive some of the action as well. "He truly knows what it takes for him to physically get back into the swing of things," general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. "I've seen him many, many times in the weight room, digging away with his endurance as well as with his lifting. He is a focused guy." Turner has appeared much lighter than the 244 pounds that the team lists as his weight. "He's running faster than he ran last year," head coach Mike Smith said. "I think he's running with more confidence. He's a big part of what we want to be able to do in the regular season."

RB | LenDale White | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos RB LenDale White (Achilles') underwent surgery to fix a ruptured right Achilles' tendon Tuesday, Sept. 7, according to The Associated Press. White will be out for the entire season.


Fullback

FB | Tony Richardson | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets have re-signed veteran FB Tony Richardson, reports The Sports Network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (foot) participated in practice Tuesday, Sept. 7, and believes he will be able to play in Week 1, according to The Denver Post's Mike Klis. Thomas missed the entire preseason because of a foot injury and is expected to be questionable for Week 1.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) may have to wear a brace on the knee he injury during the preseason in Week 1, according to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban. Fitzgerald said he would prefer not wearing the brace but will listen to the team on the subject.

WR | Patrick Turner | Free Agent | Transaction
The New York Jets waived WR Patrick Turner, reports The Sports Network.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The New England Patriots have given no indication that they are willing to offer WR Randy Moss a contract extension, according to USA Today's Tom Pedulla. Moss' contract expires after the 2010 season.

WR | Keenan Burton | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams released WR Keenan Burton Tuesday, Sept. 7, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas.

WR | Maurice Stovall | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Maurice Stovall (ankle) may miss the team's season opener due to a lingering ankle sprain, according to PewterReport.com's Scott Reynolds. The wide receivers expected to see the most action are WRs Sammie Stroughter, Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn.


Tight End

TE | Tory Humphrey | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have re-signed free-agent TE Tory Humphrey, according to Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

TE | Derek Schouman | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Buffalo Bills have waived TE Derek Schouman (knee) from the Injured Reserve list, reports The Associated Press.


Place Kicker

PK | Jeff Reed | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers PK Jeff Reed will handle kickoff duties in Week 1, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Scott Brown. Reed and P Daniel Sepulveda split kickoffs during the preseason with Sepulveda given a long look at handling the job.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jeff Otah | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OT Jeff Otah (knee) and RB Tyrell Sutton (shoulder) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer.

OT | Zach Strief | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OT Zach Strief (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 1, reports Jeff Duncan, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

OT | Jared Gaither | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens WR Donte' Stallworth (foot), DT Terrence Cody (knee) and OT Jared Gaither (back) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, according to The Baltimore Sun's Edward Lee.


Guard

OG | Uche Nwaneri | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
Jacksonville Jaguars OG Uche Nwaneri has agreed to a new five-year deal worth around $24 million, reports Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com. The deal includes between $8 million and $9 million in guaranteed money, according to sources.


Defensive Line

DL | Terrence Cody | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens WR Donte' Stallworth (foot), DT Terrence Cody (knee) and OT Jared Gaither (back) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, according to The Baltimore Sun's Edward Lee.

DL | Jay Alford | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free-agent DT Jay Alford (Giants), reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Jimmy Kennedy | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Chris Cook (knee) and DL Jimmy Kennedy (knee) both were sitting out practice Tuesday, Sept. 7, and are not expected to play Thursday, Sept. 9, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Judd Zulgad.

DL | Anthony Hargrove | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints DL Anthony Hargrove (knee) sat out practice Tuesday, Sept. 7, reports NFL.com.


Linebacker

LB | Jonathan Vilma | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma and CB Tracy Porter (groin) are listed as probable for Week 1, reports Jeff Duncan, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

LB | DeAndre Levy | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (groin) and FS Louis Delmas (groin) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

LB | Sergio Kindle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens rookie LB Sergio Kindle (head) completed neurological tests in Baltimore Tuesday, Sept. 7, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun. Kindle is optimistic he will be cleared to play this season. The Raves are expected to resume contract negotiations with Kindle once they are sure he will be able to play again. The team has said numerous times they do not know if he will be able to play in 2010.

LB | Ricky Foley | Free Agent | Transaction
The New York Jets have released LB Ricky Foley and DB Donovan Warren from their practice squad, reports NewYorkJets.com

LB | Calvin Pace | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said LB Calvin Pace (foot) is "way ahead" of scheduled following his foot surgery, according to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta. However, Ryan is still non-committal about Pace's status for Week 2.


Cornerback

CB | Leigh Torrence | Free Agent | Transaction
The New Orleans Saints have released CB Leigh Torrence, according to Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

CB | Tracy Porter | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma and CB Tracy Porter (groin) are listed as probable for Week 1, reports Jeff Duncan, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

CB | Aaron Ross | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Aaron Ross (foot) is expected to take part in individual drills Wednesday, Sept. 8, while CB Corey Webster (groin) and C Shaun O'Hara (ankle, Achilles) are expected to participate in the entire practice, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

CB | Lardarius Webb | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh would not rule out the possibility of CB Lardarius Webb (knee) playing in Week 1 but does not expect it to happen, reports Ryan Mink, of BaltimoreRavens.com. Harbaugh does expect Webb to return in the near future.

CB | Chevis Jackson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens worked out unrestricted free-agent CB Chevis Jackson (Falcons) Tuesday, Sept. 7, a source told Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com.

CB | Cedric Griffin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Cedric Griffin (knee) may see some time during Week 1, as head coach Brad Childress indicated he is toying with the idea of playing Griffin, reports Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Tribune. Griffin missed all of training camp and is working his way back from a torn ACL. Griffin was limited during practice Tuesday, Sept. 7.

CB | Chris Cook | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Chris Cook (knee) and DL Jimmy Kennedy (knee) both were sitting out practice Tuesday, Sept. 7, and are not expected to play Thursday, Sept. 9, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Judd Zulgad.

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Bryant McFadden (pectoral) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 6, for the first time since Aug. 21, and he'll start in Week 1, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Scott Brown.


Strong Safety

SS | Jordan Babineaux | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks have re-signed S Jordan Babineaux, reports The Sports Network. The Seahawks released DT Craig Terrill to open a roster spot for Babineaux.


Free Safety

FS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin indicated that FS Kenny Phillips (knee) no longer has any restrictions on him on the field, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of New York Daily News. It is not known if Phillips will start Week 1.

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (groin) and FS Louis Delmas (groin) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

FS | Gerald Alexander | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers worked out unrestricted free-agent FS Gerald Alexander (Jaguars) Tuesday, Sept. 7, reports Jason Wilde, of ESPNMilwaukee.com.

FS | Husain Abdullah | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings S Husain Abdullah may make his first career start at strong safety during Week 1, reports Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Abdullah isn't exactly sure what his role will be in the game, and noted he has been sharing playing time with DBs Tyrell Johnson and Jamarca Sanford (ankle), who was limited during workouts Tuesday, Sept. 7. Abdullah has experience as a nickel back, so he could see time working against slot receivers.

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