Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 9, 2010 @ 12:34:35 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady attended the morning walkthrough and is expected to participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 9, according to Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Byron Leftwich (knee) isn't giving up on the possibility of playing during Week 1, reports Mark Kaboly, of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. However, it would probably take a miracle for that to happen. Leftwich was still limping Wednesday, Sept. 8, while watching from the sidelines. He doesn't know when he will return, but he hopes it will be closer to two weeks than four.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman (thumb) is still on pace to start Week 1 despite missing practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, reports The Associated Press. Because the team has had a longer week of practice, they didn't want to expose Freeman to more than he needed to go through.

QB | Billy Volek | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers QB Billy Volek (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, reports Chris Jenkins, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Donovan McNabb (ankle) went through full participation in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 1, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


Running Back

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson will carry a streak of 11 consecutive 100-yard rushing games into Week 1, according to CBSSports.com.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush (thumb) was limited during the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Head coach Tom Cable did not rule him out from Week 1. Cable said Bush did quite a bit during practice and the team will see how he feels Thursday, Sept. 9. Cable said he feels there is a real chance Bush could play during Week 1.

RB | Brian Leonard | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Brandon Ghee (hand) and RB Brian Leonard (foot) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) took part in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

RB | Deji Karim | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars KR Scotty McGee (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, and RB Deji Karim (thumb) was limited in workouts.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew said he is healthy and does not have any injury entering Week 1, reports Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post. Jones said he did not play in the team's final three preseason games so that he could rest for the upcoming season.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) is improving on a daily basis, but the Cardinals will wait and see how he progresses before deciding if he's ready for the game this week, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. "We're going to have to wait and see. We're going to have to wait and see with Beanie," said Whisenhunt. "He is getting better on a daily basis and hopefully he'll be able to progress into doing some work later in the week and see if he's ready for the game."

RB | Justin Forsett | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, during an interview on SIRIUS NFL Radio, said RB Justin Forsett is a very versatile, elusive running back and a good blocker. However, just because Forsett is starting Week 1 doesn't mean the competition at running back is over. Carroll said RBs Leon Washington and Julius Jones remain in a competition with Forsett for playing time. "I've always felt comfortable rotating guys," Carroll said. He said he plans to have the backs continue to rotate until someone gives him a reason to just stick with one back.

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton (toe) went through a full participation in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (knee) may not be active for Week 1 because head coach Jim Schwartz wants him to be at full strength before returning to the field, according to Chris McCosky, of The Detroit News. "He's had a great rehab and his knee is strong," Schwartz said. "He hasn't had any unexpected problems as far as being sore or anything like that. He just needs to be -- I don't want to say at full speed -- but he just needs to be back and when he is, he will be right back in there."

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (heel) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer.

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle), RB Laurence Maroney (groin), OL Nick Kaczur (back) and CB Terrence Wheatley (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, according to Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald.

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said RB Fred Jackson (hand) should be able to play in Week 1 even though his hand is still injured, reports Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News. "I think Fred Jackson will be fine for the game. He'll still be hampered a little bit with that hand. But I think they've worked it out and they should be able to pad it well enough that it should not be an issue," Gailey said.

RB | C.J. Spiller | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said RB C.J. Spiller will start in Week 1, reports The Associated Press. Gailey said Spiller would start even if RBs Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch were healthy during the preseason.

RB | Toby Gerhart | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (knee) and CB Cedric Griffin (knee) are listed as questionable for Week 1, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

RB | Tyrell Sutton | 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.

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.


Wide Receiver

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) will play in the team's Week 1 game, according to The Associated Press. "He was moving along just fine," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "He is progressing very well. I know he's ready to play because it's been tough for him to watch the last two weeks."

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (ankle) said he is 100 percent and he is cutting and pushing off his injured ankle with no problems, according to Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com. He is not expected to start in Week 1 but will see significant playing time on offense and possibly punt and kick returns.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt said he is now focused on his play and will not let his personal life distract him on the field anymore, reports The Associated Press. Britt said when head coach Jeff Fisher told him what he was doing could hurt the team and he could lose his spot on the field, the statements just shot through him. "That hurt me," Britt said. "Coming in this morning, I was straight focused and straight work."

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker likes that NFL umpires will now be behind the offense instead of behind the defensive line, reports Christopher Price, of WEEI.com. Welker has been accused of using umpires as picks, working them to his advantage against defensive backs. While he said there have been times he has received picks from the umpire, he said he is excited about having them out of his way now and being able to work more of the field.

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
There remains a possibility the San Diego Chargers could trade WR Vincent Jackson in the next couple of weeks, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. It had been believed that Sept. 4 was a soft deadline to get a deal done. According to Acee, Jackson is not going to be with the Chargers again, not now or in the future, so it would be best to open up a trade market for him and get something while they still can.

WR | Andre Caldwell | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals WR Andre Caldwell (groin), DT Geno Atkins (knee) and DT Jonathan Fanene (hamstring) were limited during workouts Wednesday, Sept. 8.

WR | Maurice Stovall | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Maurice Stovall (ankle), LB Niko Koutouvides (neck) and DT Brian Price (hamstring) went through a full practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

WR | Justin Gage | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Gage (hand) went through a full practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (foot) believes he will be ready to play during Week 1, reports Mike Chambers, of The Denver Post. Head coach Josh McDaniels confirmed there is a chance the rookie may see action, but said the team is going to have to wait and see how he does over the next few days. McDaniels added he wishes Thomas would have been able to play in the team's preseason games.

WR | Mark Clayton | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton has been busy cramming and trying to absorb the team's playbook as much as he can before Week 1, reports Bill Coats, of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Clayton took part in his first practice with the Rams Wednesday, Sept. 8. He said the offense is a different system and terminology than he is used to, but he expects to have enough down to play during Week 1.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh took part in his first practice with the Ravens Wednesday, Sept. 8, reports Don Markus, of The Baltimore Sun. He has been focused on learning the team's playbook, and said he almost pulled an all-nighter the day before practice. Houshmandzadeh isn't sure how long it will take to develop chemistry with QB Joe Flacco, but said leaving Seattle and joining the Ravens has given him a new motivation.

WR | Earl Bennett | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (hamstring), LB Nick Roach (knee) and FS Major Wright (finger) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

WR | Michael Jenkins | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Michael Jenkins (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (arm) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer.

WR | Julian Edelman | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle), RB Laurence Maroney (groin), OL Nick Kaczur (back) and CB Terrence Wheatley (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, according to Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Randy Moss did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, but is fine physically, a source told Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (kidney) is listed as probable in the Week 1, reports WWL-TV.com's Bradley Handwerger.


Tight End

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he wants to be cautious when it comes to playing time for TE Owen Daniels (knee), but he could be persuaded to play him more than the team is planning, according to Paul Kuharsky, of ESPN.com. "It's easy for me to tell you all 20-25 plays," Kubiak said. "I'm feeling good about that right now. I'll listen to him, is what I'll do. He's going to play a quarter of the snaps I would say, or a third of the snaps. If he tells me he feels good then I may let him go. I'll see how he'll respond to this week's work."

TE | Daniel Graham | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos TE Daniel Graham and RB Andre Brown (toe) took part in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

TE | Ben Patrick | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals TE Ben Patrick (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (knee), DE Myron Pryor (knee) and WR Matt Slater (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, reports Patriots.com.

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (ankle), FS Pierson Prioleau (knee) and DT Anthony Hargrove (knee) are listed as probable in the Week 1, reports WWL-TV.com's Bradley Handwerger.


Place Kicker

PK | Kris Brown | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
The Houston Texans have reached an injury settlement with free-agent PK Kris Brown (Texans) Wednesday, Sept. 8, according to John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Alex Barron | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OT Alex Barron will start at right tackle in Week 1 in place of OT Marc Colombo (knee), reports Tim MacMahon, of ESPNDallas.com.

OT | Jammal Brown | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FB Mike Sellers (knee) and OT Jammal Brown (hip) went through a full practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

OT | Tony Ugoh | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have waived injured OT Tony Ugoh (foot), according to ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky.

OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OT Jake Long (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

OT | Charlie Johnson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Cody Glenn (hamstring), DB Jacob Lacey (head) and OT Tony Ugoh (foot) all did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 8. OT Charlie Johnson (foot) was limited during workouts, and C Jeff Saturday (knee) was able to fully take part in drills.

OT | Duane Brown | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Antwaun Molden (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, while OT Duane Brown (hamstring) was limited during workouts and CB Kareem Jackson (eye) was able to fully take part in practice.

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (hip), LB Brad Jones (shoulder) and LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

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.


Guard

OG | Kyle Kosier | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Montrae Holland will start at left guard in Week 1 in place of OG Kyle Kosier (knee), reports Tim MacMahon, of ESPNDallas.com.

OG | Montrae Holland | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Montrae Holland will start at left guard in Week 1 in place of OG Kyle Kosier (knee), reports Tim MacMahon, of ESPNDallas.com.

OG | Floyd Womack | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns TE Robert Royal (ankle), OG Floyd Womack (knee), DL Shaun Rogers (ankle) and LBs Marcus Benard (shoulder) and LB David Bowens (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, according to ClevelandBrowns.com.


Offensive Line

OL | Ryan Harris | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OT Ryan Harris (ankle) and S Darcel McBath (forearm) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

OL | Nick Kaczur | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle), RB Laurence Maroney (groin), OL Nick Kaczur (back) and CB Terrence Wheatley (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, according to Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald.


Defensive Line

DL | Jonathan Fanene | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals WR Andre Caldwell (groin), DT Geno Atkins (knee) and DT Jonathan Fanene (hamstring) were limited during workouts Wednesday, Sept. 8.

DL | Tony Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DT Tony Brown (knee), OT Mike Otto (knee) and LB Will Witherspoon (undisclosed) did not take part in Wednesday, Sept. 8. LB Colin Allred (ankle) and DE Jacob Ford (back) were limited, while G Leroy Harris (ankle) went through a full participation.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns TE Robert Royal (ankle), OG Floyd Womack (knee), DL Shaun Rogers (ankle) and LBs Marcus Benard (shoulder) and LB David Bowens (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, according to ClevelandBrowns.com.

DL | Mario Williams | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans DE Mario Williams (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

DL | Tyler Brayton | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers DE Tyler Brayton (ankle) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer.

DL | Ron Brace | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots LB Jermaine Cunningham (ankle), CB Kyle Arrington (undisclosed) and DL Ron Brace (ankle) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, according to Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald.

DL | Anthony Hargrove | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (ankle), FS Pierson Prioleau (knee) and DT Anthony Hargrove (knee) are listed as probable in the Week 1, reports WWL-TV.com's Bradley Handwerger.

DL | Jimmy Kennedy | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings DT Jimmy Kennedy (knee) and CB Chris Cook (knee) have been ruled out for Week 1, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


Linebacker

LB | DeAndre Levy | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 9, and his status for Week 1 is in doubt, reports Chris McCosky, of The Detroit News.

LB | Kawika Mitchell | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills LB Kawika Mitchell (foot) was not in attendance at practice Thursday, Sept. 9, according to CBSSports.com.

LB | Ahmad Brooks | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks (kidney), C Eric Heitmann (fibula) and WR Kyle Williams (toe) will not play during Week 1, reports Eric Branch, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

LB | Trevor Scott | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit
Oakland Raiders DL Trevor Scott will start at right defensive end instead of DL Matt Shaughnessy, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Scott had been moved to weakside linebacker last year, and played there most of the summer and training camp. LB Quentin Groves will start at weakside linebacker.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, but it remains highly unlikely that he will be able to play during Week 1, reports Chris Jenkins, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Merriman has been bothered with an Achilles' injury that sidelined him shortly after he ended his holdout.

LB | Will Witherspoon | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DT Tony Brown (knee), OT Mike Otto (knee) and LB Will Witherspoon (undisclosed) did not take part in Wednesday, Sept. 8. LB Colin Allred (ankle) and DE Jacob Ford (back) were limited, while G Leroy Harris (ankle) went through a full participation.

LB | Channing Crowder | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins LB Channing Crowder (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

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.


Cornerback

CB | Kareem Jackson | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Antwaun Molden (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, while OT Duane Brown (hamstring) was limited during workouts and CB Kareem Jackson (eye) was able to fully take part in practice.

CB | Cedric Griffin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (knee) and CB Cedric Griffin (knee) are listed as questionable for Week 1, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

CB | Chris Cook | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings DT Jimmy Kennedy (knee) and CB Chris Cook (knee) have been ruled out for Week 1, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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.


Strong Safety

SS | Gerald Sensabaugh | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys S Gerald Sensabaugh (shoulder) went through a full practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, while T Sam Young (knee) was held out of practice.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (groin) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 9, and is on track to play Week 1, reports Chris McCosky, of The Detroit News.

FS | Kareem Moore | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins S Kareem Moore (knee) and LB Perry Riley (foot) were held out of practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

FS | Jairus Byrd | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills FS Jairus Byrd (groin) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

FS | C.C. Brown | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS C.C. Brown (forearm) and CB Jonathan Wade (finger) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

FS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Kenny Phillips (knee) worked with the first-team defense during practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, and expects to start Week 1, reports The Star-Ledger's Mike Garafolo.

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