Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 22, 2010 @ 10:56:50 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, and likely will not play in Week 3, reports MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said QB Michael Vick will start the rest of the season unless there is an injury, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Jake Delhomme (ankle) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb is not happy with his current situation with the team but will not be a distraction for the team, sources told Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network. Kolb knows that he will be a starter in the league in the near future and is not worried about his situation.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh declined to say whether he considered benching QB Joe Flacco during the team's Week 2 game, reports Ken Murray, of The Baltimore Sun. Harbaugh, however, did say he does not believe the quarterback position is any different than any other position in terms of pulling out struggling players. "I would never say you never take a quarterback out of the game," Harbaugh said. Harbaugh defended Flacco, saying he maintained his focus throughout the team's Week 2 game and the team had their best chance to win with him at the helm. He noted the offensive line could have played better, as could the receivers. The Ravens plan to review how they are coaching Flacco in regards to adjusting to defenses.

QB | Luke McCown | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars placed QB Luke McCown (knee) on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Sept. 21, with a torn ligament in his right knee, according to The Associated Press.

QB | Todd Bouman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed QB Todd Bouman to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Sept. 21, to serve as the backup to QB David Garrard, according to The Associated Press.

QB | Dennis Dixon | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dennis Dixon (knee) is expected to undergo surgery to fix a torn meniscus in his left knee Wednesday, Sept. 22, and could go on the injured reserve list, which would end his season, according to The Associated Press.

QB | Charlie Batch | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QBs Byron Leftwich (knee), who was re-signed Monday, Sept. 20, or Charlie Batch will be the starting quarterback for Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to The Associated Press.

QB | Bruce Gradkowski | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski, who replaced QB Jason Campbell in Week 2, has shown that he can provide a spark that the offense needs, according to The Associated Press. Gradkowski completed five passes for 138 yards and a touchdown after entering the game. He has also proved to be more mobile than Campbell; he was not sacked once on his 22 pass attempts, while Campbell was sacked six times in 52 attempts this year. "He finds ways to make plays. He has guys in his face, getting hit, put on his back but he's still getting the ball out," TE Zach Miller said. "Even if he's just throwing it away, he's saving us sacks. He's really able to make plays under pressure and find a way to get first downs. It's a good quality in a quarterback."


Running Back

RB | DeShawn Wynn | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
The New Orleans Saints have released RB DeShawn Wynn, reports Mike Triplett, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (leg) will not need surgery on his broken fibula and could return in four to six weeks, his agent told Nakia Hogan, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

RB | Ladell Betts | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have re-signed unrestricted free-agent RB Ladell Betts to a one-year deal worth around $800,000, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network.

RB | Kevin Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams met with free-agent WRs Reggie Brown (Buccaneers) and Yamon Figurs (Raiders), DT Damione Lewis (Patriots), RB Kevin Jones (Bears), DL Dre Moore (Buccaneers) and Jimmy Saddler-McQueen (Cowboys), CB Cletis Gordon (Cowboys) and LB Eric Alexander (Patriots) Tuesday, Sept. 21, reports St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas. The Rams did not sign any of the players.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team will split the running back snaps between RBs Brandon Jackson, John Kuhn and Dimitri Nance because Jackson is still valuable as the third-down back and he is not sure if Jackson could take the physical toll that comes with being a featured back, ESPNMilwaukee.com's Jason Wilde.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice will likely have a heavier workload during Week 3, reports Ken Murray, of The Baltimore Sun. Head coach John Harbaugh said Rice has to be a big part of the team's offense. "It's important to him, it's important to all of us, and that's going to be a big part of what we do going forward," Harbaugh said.

RB | Chad Simpson | Washington Redskins | Transaction
The Washington Redskins signed free-agent RB Chad Simpson (Bills) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Sept. 21, according to The Washington Post's Jason Reid.

RB | Larry Johnson | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Washington Redskins released RB Larry Johnson Tuesday, Sept. 21, according to Redskins.com's Gary Fitzgerald. Johnson had just five carries for two yards in two games.

RB | Clifton Smith | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins released RB Clifton Smith and TE John Nalbone Tuesday, Sept. 21.

RB | Gartrell Johnson | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction
The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent RB Gartrell Johnson (Giants) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Sept. 21. RB Shawnbrey McNeal was also signed off of the practice squad.

RB | Shawnbrey McNeal | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction
The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent RB Gartrell Johnson (Giants) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Sept. 21. RB Shawnbrey McNeal was also signed off of the practice squad.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons placed RB Jerious Norwood (knee) on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Sept. 21.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Transaction, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs was fined $10,000 Tuesday, Sept. 21, for throwing his helmet into the stands in Week 2, according to the New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano.

RB | Kevin Faulk | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Kevin Faulk (knee) will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL, according to ProFootballTalk.com's Gregg Rosenthal.

RB | Joique Bell | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles signed free-agent RB Joique Bell (Bills) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Sept. 21.


Fullback

FB | John Kuhn | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team will split the running back snaps between RBs Brandon Jackson, John Kuhn and Dimitri Nance because Jackson is still valuable as the third-down back and he is not sure if Jackson could take the physical toll that comes with being a featured back, ESPNMilwaukee.com's Jason Wilde.


Wide Receiver

WR | Nate Burleson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (ankle) and FS Louis Delmas (groin) were not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept 22, reports MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.

WR | Rod Harper | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed free-agent WR Rod Harper (Saints) and SS Jamar Adams (Seahawks) to their practice squad.

WR | Lance Long | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free-agent WR Lance Long (Chiefs) to their practice squad, reports FOXSports.com's Adam Caplan.

WR | Reggie Brown | Free Agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams met with free-agent WRs Reggie Brown (Buccaneers) and Yamon Figurs (Raiders), DT Damione Lewis (Patriots), RB Kevin Jones (Bears), DL Dre Moore (Buccaneers) and Jimmy Saddler-McQueen (Cowboys), CB Cletis Gordon (Cowboys) and LB Eric Alexander (Patriots) Tuesday, Sept. 21, reports St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas. The Rams did not sign any of the players.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents, Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams are not pursuing San Diego restricted free-agent WR Vincent Jackson, sources told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas.

WR | Hank Baskett | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings will sign free-agent WR Hank Baskett (Eagles) Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Judd Zulgad, of The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

WR | Braylon Edwards | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets WR Braylon Edwards will be active for the team's Week 3 game against the Miami Dolphins, reports The Associated Press, despite his arrest for drunken driving. He will not start the team's game, and how much he plays will be up to head coach Rex Ryan. General manager Mike Tannenbaum said Edwards' situation will need to run its course through the legal system and any discipline that comes will be fall under the league through their program.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Continuing previous reports, the Indianapolis Colts have ruled WR Anthony Gonzalez (ankle) out for Week 3. He continues to rehabilitate his high ankle sprain.


Tight End

TE | Evan Moore | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns TE Evan Moore (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 2 but has not been ruled out for Week 3, according to Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jared Gaither | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OT Jared Gaither (back) said he is not sure when he will be able to return but is confident that he will be able to play at some point this season, reports The Baltimore Sun's Jamison Hensley.

OT | Russell Okung | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OT Russell Okung (ankle) will begin running on land this week and could return to practice next week if his running goes well, according to Eric Williams, of The Tacoma News Tribune.

OT | Max Starks | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Max Starks (ankle) is expected to be able to play in Week 3, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

OT | Tony Ugoh | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have released OT Tony Ugoh (toe) from their Injured Reserve list.

OT | D'Brickashaw Ferguson | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson and DL Vernon Gholston were both in the car with WR Braylon Edwards when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated Tuesday, Sept. 21, according to ESPN.com. Edwards will have to appear in court Nov. 9 to answer the charges.

OT | Ephraim Salaam | Houston Texans | Transaction
The Houston Texans re-signed OT Ephraim Salaam to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Sept. 21, according to The Associated Press.

OT | Duane Brown | Houston Texans | Transaction, Free Agents
Houston Texans OT Duane Brown was suspended four games Tuesday, Sept. 21, for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. Brown will be replaced by OT Rashad Butler. Free-agent OT Ephraim Salaam will be re-signed to take Butler's role as the swing tackle.

OT | Trai Essex | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Trai Essex (ankle) could be out for the team's Week 3 game, according to The Associated Press. If he is unable to go, OT Doug Legursky would start in his place.


Guard

OG | Chilo Rachal | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary said OG Chilo Rachal (undisclosed) will return to his starting right guard job when he returns from his stinger injury, reports Daniel Brown, of the San Jose Mercury News.

OG | David Baas | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary said OG David Baas could keep the center job even when C Eric Heitmann (leg) returns from his broken fibula, reports Daniel Brown, of the San Jose Mercury News.


Defensive Line

DL | Terrence Cody | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DT Terrence Cody (knee) said he expects to play in Week 3 unless he suffers a setback, reports The Baltimore Sun's Jamison Hensley.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns DT Shaun Rogers (ankle, hip), OG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) and DE Robaire Smith (ankle) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

DL | Robaire Smith | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns DT Shaun Rogers (ankle, hip), OG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) and DE Robaire Smith (ankle) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Casey Hampton (hamstring) could return to action in Week 3, according to The Associated Press.


Linebacker

LB | DeAndre Levy | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (groin) was participating in practice Wednesday, Spet. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3, reports MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.

LB | Tavares Gooden | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder) will miss at least a few weeks because of a dislocated shoulder, reports The Baltimore Sun's Jamison Hensley.

LB | Jason Taylor | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB Jason Taylor (elbow) is participating in practice Tuesday, Sept. 22, with a brace on his elbow, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.

LB | Channing Crowder | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins LB Channing Crowder (groin) is participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, and is splitting reps with LB Tim Dobbins with the starters, reports Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald.

LB | Tim Dobbins | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins LB Channing Crowder (groin) is participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, and is splitting reps with LB Tim Dobbins with the starters, reports Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald.

LB | O'Brien Schofield | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals LB O'Brien Schofield (knee) said he is confident that he will be able to play this season, according to Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com. Schofield has been fitted for a knee brace and has been doing some change of direction during workouts.

LB | Jason Worilds | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jason Worilds (thigh) is expected to practice this week after missing Week 2 because of a thigh bruise, according to Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

LB | Kaluka Maiava | Cleveland Browns | Injury
The Cleveland Browns have placed LB Kaluka Maiava (leg) on season-ending Injured Reserve, reports The Associated Press.

LB | Vernon Gholston | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson and DL Vernon Gholston were both in the car with WR Braylon Edwards when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated Tuesday, Sept. 21, according to ESPN.com. Edwards will have to appear in court Nov. 9 to answer the charges.

LB | Calvin Pace | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB Calvin Pace (foot) ran for the first time Monday, Sept. 20, since undergoing surgery on a broken bone in his right foot 21 days ago, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Jane McManus. "Calvin's doing great," head coach Rex Ryan said. "He's way ahead of where most people are at this time." Pace is hopeful he can return to action in two weeks and hasn't ruled out playing against the Miami Dolphins in Week 3. He has a screw in his bone, so he will not be able to rebreak the bone if he accelerates his return.


Cornerback

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (ankle) and FS Louis Delmas (groin) were not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept 22, reports MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts S Bob Sanders (biceps) has been ruled out for Week 3.

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