Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 12, 2011 @ 03:45:13 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agents, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said he is optimistic about getting a new contract done with impending free-agent QB Peyton Manning by March, reports Mike Chappell, of The Indianapolis Star.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (wrist, hip) has had fluid drained from his left hip three times since being injured Dec. 26, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. However, he reports feeling pretty good. "I feel like I've been pretty healthy this year," Hasselbeck said Tuesday, Jan. 11. He is also playing with a protective brace on his left wrist.

QB | Nate Davis | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent QB Nate Davis (49ers) to a reserve/future contract Tuesday, Jan. 11, reports Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com. The deal is pending a physical, according to two league sources.

QB | Tim Tebow | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway wants the team's next head coach to be a big believer of QB Tim Tebow, according to The Associated Press.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid is making no commitments to QB Michael Vick for the 2011 season, according to ESPN.com. Vick is set to become a free agent this year, and there are no certainties that he will be back.


Running Back

RB | Mikel LeShoure | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Illinois Illini junior RB Mikel LeShoure applied for the NFL draft Tuesday, Jan. 11, electing to skip his senior season of college, reports The Associated Press. "Lifelong dream is an understatement," LeShoure said. "This is big."

RB | Danny Woodhead | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Danny Woodhead (concussion) was able to take part in a full pads practice Tuesday, Jan. 11, reports Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald. Woodhead spent parts of last week wearing a red non-contact jersey in practice.


Wide Receiver

WR | Brad Smith | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Brad Smith (groin) is participating in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps) is participating in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.

WR | James Hardy | Free Agent | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have signed WR James Hardy to a future contract, a source told Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (knee) was able to practice Tuesday, Jan. 11, reports Gary D'Amato, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Driver suffered a bruised knee in last week's NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

WR | James Jones | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR James Jones (thumb) said Tuesday, Jan. 11, that he is nursing a thumb injury, although he added it had no effect on his dropping a touchdown in last week's NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles, reports Tim Gunter, of ESPNMilwaukee.com. "It was just a drop by me," said Jones. "I have no excuses for that, just was a drop. It had nothing to do with that thumb injury."


Tight End

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Injury,
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (hip) was able to practice Tuesday, Jan. 11, reports Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald. The rookie tight end was inactive for the final two regular season games due to the injury. Hernandez posted nine receptions for 152 yards in the two regular season games against the New York Jets, the opponent for the Patriots in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Damien Woody | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets OT Damien Woody (knee) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (shoulder) was able to practice Tuesday, Jan. 11, reports Gary D'Amato, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bulaga had his shoulder wrapped after the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Jan. 9.


Guard

OG | Dan Connolly | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OL Dan Connolly (concussion) and C Dan Koppen (undisclosed) were full participants in practice Tuesday, Jan. 11, reports Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald. Both players spent parts of last week wearing a red non-contact jersey in practice.


Defensive Line

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers DE Cullen Jenkins (calf) said he is sore but feeling better after playing in the team's Wild Card playoff game, reports Rob Demovsky, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

DL | Aubrayo Franklin | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers could place the franchise tag on impending free-agent DT Aubrayo Franklin if they are allowed in the next collective bargaining agreement, reports Mike Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Monday, Jan. 11, that DL Haloti Ngata (thigh) played with a thigh injury in the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs, reports Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun. "I thought it did take him a while and early on, I think he wasn't quite as explosive maybe as he is other times," Harbaugh said. "But towards the end of the game, he was, and then we were able to get him out. But he came through it well. So it looks like he's in good shape."

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pitttsburgh Steelers DL Aaron Smith (triceps) is expected to have another scan of his triceps, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Head coach Mike Tomlin has not yet ruled him out, but he is not expected to play in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 15. Smith has been sidelined since Oct. 24.


Linebacker

LB | Frank Zombo | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Frank Zombo (knee) may try to practice this week, reports Rob Demovsky, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Zombo has a chance to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

LB | Jermaine Cunningham | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots LB Jermaine Cunningham (calf) and DL Myron Pryor (back) were unable to take part in a full pads practice Tuesday, Jan. 11, according to Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald.


Cornerback

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, Jan. 11, that CB Bryant McFadden (hamstring) will be limited in practice early this week, but he is "progressing nicely," reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Strong Safety

SS | Atari Bigby | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers SS Atari Bigby (groin) participated in the jog-through portion of practice Tuesday, Jan. 11, while LB Frank Zombo (knee) was limited to running on the side, reports Gary D'Amato, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, Jan. 11, that SS Troy Polamalu (Achilles') will be held back during early week practices "so he can be in the best shape possible" for the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 15, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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