Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 10, 2011 @ 09:40:13 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Mark Sanchez's (shoulder) injured shoulder is fine, according to CBSSports.com.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb wants to start or else he wants out if the Eagles bring back QB Michael Vick as their starting quarterback next year, according to a source close to the situation, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane. Kolb plans to let head coach Andy Reid know Monday, Jan. 10, that he would like to start or else he'd like out of Philly. Kolb is under contract next season for $1.4 million while Vick is a free agent. It's expected the Eagles will put the franchise tag on Vick if there is that option in the new collective bargaining agreement.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints likely will work on a new contract for QB Drew Brees this offseason because he will be entering the final year of his contract, reports James Varney, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.


Running Back

RB | Mewelde Moore | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Mewelde Moore (knee) participated in practice Sunday, Jan. 9, and is expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game, reports Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

RB | Ryan Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Virginia Tech RB Ryan Williams will forgo his final two years of eligibility and will enter the 2011 NFL Draft, reports ESPN.com's Heather Dinich.


Wide Receiver

WR | Brad Smith | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he is optimistic that WR Brad Smith (groin) will be able to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game, reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) will not play in the 2011 Pro Bowl because of his ankle injury, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson said following the team's playoff loss that he hopes to get a contract extension in the offseason, according to Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Hopefully," Jackson said. "But you can't force it." Jackson has one year left on the four-year contract he signed as a rookie. He earned $480,000 in base salary this past season.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (knee) suffered a bruised knee in the team's Wild Card playoff game Sunday, Jan. 9, though he was able to return to the game, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Silverstein. Driver didn't appear to be walking with a limp after the game.

WR | Sam Hurd | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Sam Hurd may not re-sign with the Cowboys because he could look for a team where he would be more involved in the offense, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

WR | Ben Obomanu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (shoulder) suffered a dislocated shoulder in the team's Wild Card playoff game but was able to return to the game, according to Eric Williams, of The Tacoma News Tribune.

WR | A.J. Green | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Georgia WR A.J. Green will forgo his senior season and will enter the 2011 NFL Draft, reports The Associated Press.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Arizona Cardinals have begun preliminary contract extension talks with WR Larry Fitzgerald, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. An extension for Fitzgerald likely would include between $40 million to $50 million in guaranteed money.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Damien Woody | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he is not sure about OT Damien Woody's (knee) status for the team's Dicvision Round playoff game, reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News.

OT | Winston Justice | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Winston Justice was benched after drawing three penalties on two plays late in the third quarter of the team's playoff loss, according to Jonathan Tamari and Jeff McLane, of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The flags pushed the Eagles back 15 yards after they started with good field position, first down on their own 46-yard line. "We had a couple penalties, and so I thought a little change might help," head coach Andy Reid said after the game.

OT | Ryan Diem | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Ryan Diem (back) said he fractured two bones his back during the team's Week 17 but will not need surgery this offseason, reports Mike Chappell, of The Indianapolis Star.


Guard

OG | Kyle Kosier | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys will try to re-sign impending free-agent OG Kyle Kosier during the offseason, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.


Defensive Line

DL | Marcus Spears | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys may not re-sign impending free-agent DE Marcus Spears during the offseason, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

DL | Clifton Ryan | St. Louis Rams | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent DL Clifton Ryan this offseason, according to Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


Linebacker

LB | Brian Cushing | Houston Texans | Transaction
Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing recently signed with agent Drew Rosenhaus, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

LB | Bobby Carpenter | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have expressed interest in re-signing impending free-agent LB Bobby Carpenter this offseason, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

LB | Zack Follett | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB Zack Follett's (neck) career could be jeopardy because of the neck injury he suffered during the season, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com.

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's Wild Card playoff game, according to Eric Williams, of The Tacoma News Tribune.


Cornerback

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
Detroit Lions impending free-agent CB Chris Houston likely would earn of one the team's starting cornerback jobs next season if he re-signed this offseason, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha will be a free agent this offseason because his contract has been voided, reports Adam Schefter, of ESPN. Asomugha's contract was voided because he did not reach certain incentives in his contract. The Raiders will not be allowed to use the franchise or transition tag on Asomugha because of a stipulation in the contract.


Strong Safety

SS | C.C. Brown | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions likely will not re-sign impending free-agent SS C.C. Brown this offseason, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.


Free Safety

FS | Darren Sharper | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent FS Darren Sharper said he wants to play next season, reports James Varney, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

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