Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 6, 2011 @ 09:20:15 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the Tennessee Titans plan to trade or release QB Vince Young, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. Owner Bud Adams made the decision to move forward without Young, who has not yet been informed of the decision. ESPN's Adam Schefter adds that Young's contract cannot be terminated until Feb. 7, which is when waivers begin for a new season.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said QBs Matt Hasselbeck (hip) and Charlie Whitehurst will be available to play in the team's Wild Card playoff game but he has not named the starter for the game yet, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times.

QB | Charlie Whitehurst | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said QBs Matt Hasselbeck (hip) and Charlie Whitehurst will be available to play in the team's Wild Card playoff game but he has not named the starter for the game yet, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times.


Running Back

RB | Cadillac Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams, who has an expiring contract, is expected to test the market, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times. Williams might still return to the Buccaneers in 2011.

RB | Chris Ivory | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Chris Ivory (foot) is dealing with a Lisfranc injury, which is a fracture and dislocation in the mid foot, and will require surgery, according to The Associated Press.

RB | Dominic Rhodes | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes (hip), OG Jamey Richard (concussion), OT Ryan Diem (back), DEs Dwight Freeney (rest) and Robert Mathis (rest), LB Clint Session (elbow) and CBs Kelvin Hayden (neck) and Mike Newton (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints have placed RB Pierre Thomas (ankle) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, according to Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

RB | Joique Bell | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
The New Orleans Saints have signed RB Joique Bell off the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad, reports FOXSports.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Fullback

FB | Korey Hall | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Updating previous items, Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knees), S Nick Collins (ribs), FB Korey Hall (knee), DL Cullen Jenkins (calf) and LB Clay Matthews (shin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.


Wide Receiver

WR | Earl Bennett | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (leg), who sat out the team's Week 17 game with a leg injury, said he will be ready for the playoffs, according to Mark Potash, of the Chicago Sun-Times. "It's going to help me out a lot - getting well and getting ready for whoever we're playing," Bennett said of sitting out the regular-season finale. "I'm going to be able to go full speed."

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Steve E. Smith (knee) might not be running until mid-June, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News. Smith had microfracture surgery to repair the torn articular cartilage in his left knee.

WR | Chris Henry | Retired | Injury
The Seattle Seahawks placed RB Chris Henry (undisclosed) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Jan. 4, reports The Associated Press.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker and OT Matt Light were added to the Pro Bowl roster Wednesday, Jan. 5, as injury replacements for Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) and Miami Dolphins OT Jake Long (shoulder, knee), according to NFL.com.

WR | Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn (knee) is hopeful of returning for training camp, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times. Benn tore knee ligaments in Week 16, and was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve.

WR | Chad Ochocinco | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco is apparently unhappy about the re-signing of head coach Marvin Lewis, reports Gregg Rosenthal, of ProFootballTalk.com. "The only thing I can remember, as of right now, about Coach Lewis, is Coach Lewis throwing me under the bus," Ochocinco said in a radio interview Wednesday, Jan. 5. "When it was time to play the (San Diego) Chargers, knowing that I was hurt. That's the only thing I can remember at this point." He also added that he didn't know if the two could co-exist.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (knee), LB Anthony Waters (ankle) and DE Alex Brown (shoulder) all practiced fully Wednesday, Jan. 5.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (abdominal, ankle), OT Michael Oher (knee, ankle) and WR David Reed (wrist) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 5.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Shaun Ellis (back), WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), OL Matt Slauson (thumb), CB Eric Smith (concussion) and OL Robert Turner (thumb) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 5.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5, because of an illness, reports Josh Looney, of KCChiefs.com.


Tight End

TE | Clay Harbor | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles TE Clay Harbor (abdomen), OG Nick Cole (knee), OT Winston Justice (knee), DT Trevor Laws (shoulder) and CB Asante Samuel (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

TE | David Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE David Thomas (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 5, reports WWLTV.com.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints TE Jeremy Shockey (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 5, reports WWLTV.com.

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (ankle), DL Anthony Hargrove (knee), LB Danny Clark (hamstring) and FS Malcolm Jenkins (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5, reports WWLTV.com.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Matt Light | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker and OT Matt Light were added to the Pro Bowl roster Wednesday, Jan. 5, as injury replacements for Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) and Miami Dolphins OT Jake Long (shoulder, knee), according to NFL.com.

OT | Jeremy Trueblood | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Free Agents
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Jeremy Trueblood might not be back in 2011, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times. Trueblood is a free agent and the thought is that his price tag might be too high for the team to keep him.

OT | Brett Goode | Green Bay Packers | Transaction
The Green Bay Packers signed OT Brett Goode to a two-year contract worth about $1.6 million Wednesday, Jan. 5, reports Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Goode, who is the team's long-snapper, was scheduled to become a restricted free agent in March. Goode also received a $300,000 signing bonus.

OT | Michael Oher | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (abdominal, ankle), OT Michael Oher (knee, ankle) and WR David Reed (wrist) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 5.

OT | Damien Woody | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle), DL Sione Pouha (back), DL Trevor Pryce (hip), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) and OT Damien Woody (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Updating previous items, Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knees), S Nick Collins (ribs), FB Korey Hall (knee), DL Cullen Jenkins (calf) and LB Clay Matthews (shin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

OT | Ryan Diem | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes (hip), OG Jamey Richard (concussion), OT Ryan Diem (back), DEs Dwight Freeney (rest) and Robert Mathis (rest), LB Clint Session (elbow) and CBs Kelvin Hayden (neck) and Mike Newton (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

OT | Winston Justice | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles TE Clay Harbor (abdomen), OG Nick Cole (knee), OT Winston Justice (knee), DT Trevor Laws (shoulder) and CB Asante Samuel (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.


Guard

OG | Davin Joseph | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph (foot), who has an expiring contract, is not a sure bet to return in 2011, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times.

OG | Anthony Herrera | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OG Anthony Herrera (knee, triceps) will have triceps surgery, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Herrera already had surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

OG | Matt Slauson | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Shaun Ellis (back), WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), OL Matt Slauson (thumb), CB Eric Smith (concussion) and OL Robert Turner (thumb) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 5.

OG | Brian Waters | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs OG Brian Waters (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

OG | Jamey Richard | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes (hip), OG Jamey Richard (concussion), OT Ryan Diem (back), DEs Dwight Freeney (rest) and Robert Mathis (rest), LB Clint Session (elbow) and CBs Kelvin Hayden (neck) and Mike Newton (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

OG | Todd Herremans | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Todd Herremans (calf) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

OG | Max Jean-Gilles | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Max Jean-Gilles (ankle) and LB Stewart Bradley (elbow) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

OG | Cordaro Howard | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills OG Cordaro Howard (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery this offseason, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com.


Defensive Line

DL | Aaron Kampman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Aaron Kampman (knee) said anterior cruciate ligament surgery will limit him heading into next season, according to CBSSports.com. "I won't be able to take part in all the offseason stuff as far as on the field, but I'll be ready to go when we kick it off in September," Kampman said.

DL | Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said Wednesday, Jan. 5, that DL Mathias Kiwanuka (neck) may be offered a one-year contract "so that he can re-establish his value," reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

DL | Ndamukong Suh | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh (shoulder) will undergo shoulder surgery Jan. 10 and will not be able to take part in the 2011 Pro Bowl. Suh said he wanted to play in the Pro Bowl, but he said it was important to make sure he was full-speed entering the offseason program. "It came down to making a decision to play in the Pro Bowl or to have surgery as soon as possible and begin rehab in order to help my team next year achieve our goals of getting into the playoffs and competing for a championship," Suh said. "The organization and I opted to have the surgery now and not wait. I will always put my team first."

DL | Alex Brown | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (knee), LB Anthony Waters (ankle) and DE Alex Brown (shoulder) all practiced fully Wednesday, Jan. 5.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (knee), DL Haloti Ngata (thigh), S Ed Reed (chest) and LB Terrell Suggs (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

DL | Shaun Ellis | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Shaun Ellis (back), WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), OL Matt Slauson (thumb), CB Eric Smith (concussion) and OL Robert Turner (thumb) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 5.

DL | Trevor Pryce | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle), DL Sione Pouha (back), DL Trevor Pryce (hip), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) and OT Damien Woody (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

DL | Sione Pouha | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle), DL Sione Pouha (back), DL Trevor Pryce (hip), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) and OT Damien Woody (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Updating previous items, Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (ankle) and CB Charles Woodson (toe) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 5.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Updating previous items, Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knees), S Nick Collins (ribs), FB Korey Hall (knee), DL Cullen Jenkins (calf) and LB Clay Matthews (shin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes (hip), OG Jamey Richard (concussion), OT Ryan Diem (back), DEs Dwight Freeney (rest) and Robert Mathis (rest), LB Clint Session (elbow) and CBs Kelvin Hayden (neck) and Mike Newton (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes (hip), OG Jamey Richard (concussion), OT Ryan Diem (back), DEs Dwight Freeney (rest) and Robert Mathis (rest), LB Clint Session (elbow) and CBs Kelvin Hayden (neck) and Mike Newton (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

DL | Antonio Johnson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DT Antonio Johnson (chest) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

DL | Daniel Muir | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DT Daniel Muir (chest) and FS Al Afalava (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

DL | Anthony Hargrove | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (ankle), DL Anthony Hargrove (knee), LB Danny Clark (hamstring) and FS Malcolm Jenkins (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5, reports WWLTV.com.


Linebacker

LB | Jordon Dizon | Detroit Lions | Injury
The Detroit Lions are not expected to bring back LB Jordon Dizon (knee), reports Chris McCosky, of The Detroit News. Dizon blew out his knee in the first exhibition game this past season.

LB | DeAndre Levy | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (groin) will have off season surgery on his groin, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

LB | Tavares Gooden | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe (head), LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder), LB Jameel McClain (back), CB Josh Wilson (head) and S Tom Zbikowski (back) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (knee), DL Haloti Ngata (thigh), S Ed Reed (chest) and LB Terrell Suggs (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

LB | Bryan Thomas | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle), DL Sione Pouha (back), DL Trevor Pryce (hip), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) and OT Damien Woody (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Updating previous items, Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knees), S Nick Collins (ribs), FB Korey Hall (knee), DL Cullen Jenkins (calf) and LB Clay Matthews (shin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

LB | Clint Session | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes (hip), OG Jamey Richard (concussion), OT Ryan Diem (back), DEs Dwight Freeney (rest) and Robert Mathis (rest), LB Clint Session (elbow) and CBs Kelvin Hayden (neck) and Mike Newton (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

LB | Stewart Bradley | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Max Jean-Gilles (ankle) and LB Stewart Bradley (elbow) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

LB | Danny Clark | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (ankle), DL Anthony Hargrove (knee), LB Danny Clark (hamstring) and FS Malcolm Jenkins (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5, reports WWLTV.com.


Cornerback

CB | Jorrick Calvin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Jorrick Calvin (back) underwent microdisectomy surgery on his lower back, the team announced Thursday, Jan. 6.

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (shoulder) will have offseason surgery on his shoulder, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

CB | Josh Wilson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe (head), LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder), LB Jameel McClain (back), CB Josh Wilson (head) and S Tom Zbikowski (back) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

CB | Antonio Cromartie | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Shaun Ellis (back), WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), OL Matt Slauson (thumb), CB Eric Smith (concussion) and OL Robert Turner (thumb) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 5.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle), DL Sione Pouha (back), DL Trevor Pryce (hip), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) and OT Damien Woody (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Updating previous items, Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (ankle) and CB Charles Woodson (toe) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 5.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes (hip), OG Jamey Richard (concussion), OT Ryan Diem (back), DEs Dwight Freeney (rest) and Robert Mathis (rest), LB Clint Session (elbow) and CBs Kelvin Hayden (neck) and Mike Newton (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles TE Clay Harbor (abdomen), OG Nick Cole (knee), OT Winston Justice (knee), DT Trevor Laws (shoulder) and CB Asante Samuel (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

CB | Malcolm Jenkins | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (ankle), DL Anthony Hargrove (knee), LB Danny Clark (hamstring) and FS Malcolm Jenkins (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5, reports WWLTV.com.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee said the knee injury that hampered him this season has completely healed, reports Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News. McGee said his leg will be fine after he regains some of the strength in the leg.


Strong Safety

SS | Atari Bigby | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Frank Zombo (knee) and SS Atari Bigby (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5, reports Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.


Free Safety

FS | Cody Grimm | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Cody Grimm (leg) might be back in time for offseason work, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times. Grimm broke his leg in Week 12 and was placed on the season-ending Injured Reserve list.

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (groin) will have offseason surgery on his groin, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (knee), DL Haloti Ngata (thigh), S Ed Reed (chest) and LB Terrell Suggs (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Shaun Ellis (back), WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), OL Matt Slauson (thumb), CB Eric Smith (concussion) and OL Robert Turner (thumb) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 5.

FS | Nick Collins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Updating previous items, Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knees), S Nick Collins (ribs), FB Korey Hall (knee), DL Cullen Jenkins (calf) and LB Clay Matthews (shin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

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