Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 11, 2011 @ 09:25:58 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton insisted Monday, Jan. 10, that QB Drew Brees (knee) will not have offseason surgery, reports James Varney, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Brees nicked the knee during the season and briefly played with a brace.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck surpassed Dave Krieg for the most wins by a quarterback in franchise history, including the playoffs, with the win in the NFC wild-card game Saturday, Jan. 8, reports Clare Farnsworth, of Seahawks.com. Hasselbeck is 74-67, while Krieg was 73-53 from 1980-91. "It's just another whatever," Hasselbeck said. "I'm sure that will get broken by somebody at some point."


Running Back

RB | Dion Lewis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Pittsburgh RB Dion Lewis has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2011 NFL Draft, according to Paul Zeise, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

RB | Jacquizz Rodgers | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Oregon State University RB Jacquizz Rodgers has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2011 NFL Draft, according to Paul Buker, of The Oregonian.

RB | Julius Jones | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints RB Julius Jones (concussion) suffered a minor concussion in the NFC wild-card game loss against the Seattle Seahawks Saturday, Jan. 8, reports James Varney, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ankle) is expected to meet with Dr. Robert Anderson, a renowned surgeon, concerning his ankle injury, reports James Varney, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

RB | Deji Karim | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim (hand) recently underwent hand surgery, according to Vito Stellino, of The Florida Times-Union.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he does not know if RB Clinton Portis (abdomen) will still be a full-time running back after undergoing abdominal surgery, according to Redskins.com's Gary Fitzgerald.

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain will be given the opportunity to earn the starting running back job next season, reports Gary Fitzpatrick, of Redskins.com.

RB | Chris Ivory | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said RB Chris Ivory (foot) will undergo foot surgery in the near future, reports Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said RB Reggie Bush (leg) would have missed two to three weeks if they would have won their Wild Card game because of a leg injury he suffered in that game, reports Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.


Fullback

FB | Henry Hynoski | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Pittsburgh FB Henry Hynoski has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2011 NFL Draft, according to Paul Zeise, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jon Baldwin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Pittsburgh WR Jon Baldwin has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2011 NFL Draft, according to Paul Zeise, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

WR | Sinorice Moss | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles signed free-agent WR Sinorice Moss (Giants) to a reserve/future contract Monday, Jan. 10, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com.

WR | Ben Obomanu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (shoulder) is expected to practice later this week despite suffering a separated shoulder in the NFC wild-card game Saturday, Jan. 8, against the New Orleans Saints, reports Clare Farnsworth, of Seahawks.com. Head coach Pete Carroll said that Obomanu has had "a phenomenal recovery."

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, Jan. 10, that WR Donald Driver (knee) is fine and he should be able to practice, reports Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said the team needs to do a better job of shutting down Seattle Seahawks WR Mike X. Williams in their Divisional Round playoff game this weekend, according to ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson. "I think when you look at what he was able to do last time, that's a fair question. We have to play a lot better against him," Smith said. "If you don't have success, you look for a better way of doing things, but maybe the better way is to play what we had planned then a little better. Show up Sunday and you'll see." Williams had 10 catches and 123 yards against the Bears in Week 6.

WR | David Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens WR David Reed (wrist) said he is not sure if he will be able to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game but will participate in practice this week, reports Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun. Reed said he is hoping to avoid undergoing surgery on his wrist.


Tight End

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said Monday, Jan. 10, that TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) is not expected to need offseason surgery, reports James Varney, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Graham has a sore ankle and he is expected to continue a rehabilitation program.


Defensive Line

DL | Anthony Hargrove | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said Monday, Jan. 10, that hopefully DL Anthony Hargrove (knee) will be able to avoid offseason surgery, reports James Varney, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

DL | Tank Tyler | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears signed free-agents WR Onrea Jones (Cardinals) and DL Tank Tyler (Texans) to reserve/future contracts Monday, Jan. 10, reports ESPNChicago.com.

DL | Tony Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DT Tony Brown (knee) recently underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a knee injury that hampered him during much of the season, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.


Linebacker

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Jan. 10, that LB Lofa Tatupu (head) is expected to practice later this week, reports Clare Farnsworth, of Seahawks.com. Tatupu suffered a head injury in the NFC wild-card game Saturday, Jan. 8, and was unable to return.

LB | Jason Worilds | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jason Worilds (knee) is expected to able to practice this week and play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game, reports CBSSports.com.

LB | Martez Wilson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Illinois LB Martez Wilson will forgo his senior season and will enter the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Joe Schad, of ESPN.com.


Cornerback

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
Despite speculation that Oakland Raiders pending free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha may want to play for the New York Jets, it is unlikely at this point that he will sign with the team, according to sources, reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News. Although Asomugha joining forces with CB Darrelle Revis in the secondary is a frightening notion for opposing offensive coordinators, the team's offseason priority is to re-sign their own players.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Free Agents
Despite speculation that Oakland Raiders pending free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha may want to play for the New York Jets, it is unlikely at this point that he will sign with the team, according to sources, reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News. Although Asomugha joining forces with CB Darrelle Revis in the secondary is a frightening notion for opposing offensive coordinators, the team's offseason priority is to re-sign their own players.

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Bryant McFadden (abdomen) is making progress from his abdomen injury and should be able to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game, reports CBSSports.com.

CB | Malcolm Jenkins | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints FS Malcolm Jenkins (knee) may not need surgery on his injured knee because the news looks good on the recovery of the knee, reports Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Head coach Sean Payton said the team will continue to monitor the injury.

CB | Janoris Jenkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Updating a previous report, University of Florida CB Janoris Jenkins has changed his mind and will return for his senior season, reports ESPN.com. Jenkins had initially declared for the 2011 NFL Draft.

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