Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 20, 2011 @ 09:30:37 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (shoulder) said Wednesday, Jan. 19, during the Dallas Mavericks-Los Angeles Lakers NBA game that he is 100 percent healthy, according to Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com. "I wish the season would start today," Romo said. "I feel good."

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young has his sights set on competing to be a starter for an NFL team, according to The Associated Press. Young said in an interview with ESPN Wednesday, Jan. 19, that he will work to let his next team know he's an elite quarterback who just wants to win games and be the best. When asked if he could work as a backup, Young laughed. "I'm going to go into the organization, the team, and compete. That's all I can do, and let them make their own decision after that," Young said. "Definitely I am a starting quarterback, an elite quarterback in the NFL. I want to go ahead and start. But like it always is, the coaches have the last word."

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel will replace injured New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (foot) on the AFC Pro Bowl roster as an alternate, reports Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 19.

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said the team's new offense will be centered around QB Sam Bradford and RB Steven Jackson, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said re-signing impending free-agent QB Matt Hasselbeck is a top priority for the team this offseason, reports The Associated Press.


Running Back

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith said Wednesday, Jan. 19, that he was upset with a tweet from South Florida Sun-Sentinel sports writer Omar Kelly, who said Smith told him he wanted to pass along a message to the Miami Dolphins: "Come get me.", reports Terry Foster and Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News. Smith, who is a restricted free agent, was working out in his hometown of Miami and "some guy" started talking to him. "I guess he was looking for a story," Smith said. "I have a contract and I am happy to be where I am at. That is what it boils down to. I told him I was not doing a story on my free agency and he went ahead and tweeted something."

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said the team's new offense will be centered around QB Sam Bradford and RB Steven Jackson, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


Wide Receiver

WR | Brad Smith | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Brad Smith (groin) is participating in practice Thursday, Jan. 20, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com. Smith appeared to be running better than he did Wednesday, Jan. 19.

WR | Earl Bennett | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett, CB Zackary Bowman and SS Chris Harris (hip) all missed practice Wednesday, Jan. 19. Bennett and Bowman's absences were not injury related.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Mike DeVito (neck), WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), C Nick Mangold (shoulder) and DL Sione Pouha (back) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 19.

WR | Arnaz Battle | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Arnaz Battle (illness), CB Bryant McFadden (abdomen), SS Will Allen (knee) and SS Troy Polamalu (Achilles') did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 19, reports Steelers.com.


Tight End

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot, toe) will not play in the 2011 Pro Bowl because of foot and toe injuries, reports Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB John Kuhn (shoulder), OL Jason Spitz (calf), OT Chad Clifton (knees), DLs Cullen Jenkins (calf) and Ryan Pickett (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (shin) and CB Patrick Lee (hip) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 19.


Defensive Line

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Aaron Smith (triceps) will not play in the AFC Championship Game, according to Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

DL | Israel Idonije | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears DL Israel Idonije (thumb) practiced fully Wednesday, Jan. 19.

DL | Sione Pouha | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Mike DeVito (neck), WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), C Nick Mangold (shoulder) and DL Sione Pouha (back) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 19.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB John Kuhn (shoulder), OL Jason Spitz (calf), OT Chad Clifton (knees), DLs Cullen Jenkins (calf) and Ryan Pickett (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (shin) and CB Patrick Lee (hip) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 19.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB John Kuhn (shoulder), OL Jason Spitz (calf), OT Chad Clifton (knees), DLs Cullen Jenkins (calf) and Ryan Pickett (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (shin) and CB Patrick Lee (hip) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 19.


Linebacker

LB | Jason Taylor | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB Jason Taylor (concussion) is participating in practice Thursday, Jan. 20, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com. Taylor sat out practice Wednesday, Jan. 19, because of a concussion.

LB | Brian Cushing | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee) confirmed via his Twitter account that he underwent surgery on his right knee Wednesday, Jan. 19, according to NFL.com. "Appreciate all the support and love, had to get my patella cleaned up and knee scoped," Cushing said. "Was about two years over due, time for rehab!"

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB John Kuhn (shoulder), OL Jason Spitz (calf), OT Chad Clifton (knees), DLs Cullen Jenkins (calf) and Ryan Pickett (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (shin) and CB Patrick Lee (hip) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 19.

LB | Frank Zombo | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers LB Frank Zombo (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 19.


Cornerback

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Bryant McFadden (abdomen) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 19, but expressed optimism he can play in the AFC Championship Game, according to Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "It's not like we play tomorrow, we still have a few days before Sunday," McFadden said. "I feel there's a strong chance to get out there and do what I can do."

CB | Zackary Bowman | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett, CB Zackary Bowman and SS Chris Harris (hip) all missed practice Wednesday, Jan. 19. Bennett and Bowman's absences were not injury related.

CB | Antonio Cromartie | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Mike DeVito (neck), WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), C Nick Mangold (shoulder) and DL Sione Pouha (back) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 19.

CB | Drew Coleman | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Drew Coleman (knee), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle) and WR Brad Smith (groin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 19.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Drew Coleman (knee), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle) and WR Brad Smith (groin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 19.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Diyral Briggs (ankle) and CB Charles Woodson (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 19.


Strong Safety

SS | Chris Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears SS Chris Harris (hip) reiterated Wednesday, Jan. 19, that he'll be ready for the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 23, despite missing another practice, reports Jeff Dickerson, of ESPNChicago.com.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (Achilles', ankle) is slated to take part in drills Friday, Jan. 21, reports Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. In addition, head coach Mike Tomlin fully expects Polamalu to be ready for the AFC Championship Game against the New York Jets Sunday, Jan. 23.

SS | James Ihedigbo | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Drew Coleman (knee), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle) and WR Brad Smith (groin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 19.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Bill Musgrave | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
Atlanta Falcons assistant head coach Bill Musgrave has been hired by the Minnesota Vikings as their new offensive coordinator, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

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