Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 2, 2011 @ 10:15:13 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Dennis Dixon | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent QB Dennis Dixon signed his one-year tender and will play for the Steelers in 2011. He was looking for the team to trade him somewhere that would give him an opportunity to start.

QB | Kyle Orton | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton appears to be the clear-cut No. 1 quarterback in Denver right now based on the way reps were divided amongst the team's quarterbacks in a full-pad practice Monday, Aug. 1. Orton took all of the first-string reps.

QB | Brady Quinn | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow has shown progress as a passer in recent days, but right now it looks like he is in a battle for the No. 1 quarterback role - not the starting job. Tebow and QB Brady Quinn saw time with the team's second-string offense during practice Monday, Aug. 1. Tebow may need the preseason games to make a move, provided he is going to.

QB | Derek Anderson | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the team is close to a contract agreement with free-agent QB Derek Anderson (Cardinals).


Running Back

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (toe) missed his second straight practice Monday, Aug. 1, due to a toe injury, not soreness.

RB | Taiwan Jones | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring) was missing from practice Monday, Aug. 1, with what is believed to be a hamstring injury. SS Michael Mitchell (undisclosed) was missing due to an undisclosed ailment.

RB | Tim Hightower | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said newly added RB Tim Hightower will compete for the team's starting running back job. "I like everything about him," Shanahan said. "He's a good blocker, an excellent runner. He's been very productive." RB Ryan Torain is penciled in as the team's starting running back right now, but health issues are a concern and he has yet to play a full 16-game season. Torain said competition will make them stronger.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said RB Beanie Wells is the clear starter at running back entering the season. Whisenhunt said it is too early to say that this season is a make-or-break season for Wells.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore ended his holdout Monday, Aug. 1, and report for training camp. Gore would like a contract extension and the team is willing to have discussions about an extension.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Giants have agreed to terms with free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Antonio Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown said he has added five pounds of muscle while working out at Pete Bommarito's performance training center during the offseason.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders said his goal this year is to average 62.5 yards per game, which would give him 1,000 for the season.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (finger) left practice Tuesday, Aug. 2, with a dislocated left pinkie. Head coach Gary Kubiak said he hopes Johnson will be ready for the afternoon practice session.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agents
Minnesota Vikings WR Bernard Berrian has agreed to restructure his contract, so he will be unable to participate in practice until Thursday, Aug. 4. Berrian was reportedly "very happy" with his new contract, which will make a free agent in 2012, a year earlier than his original contract.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin reiterated Monday, Aug. 1, that it appears his migraines are a thing of the past. "Health is great. We didn't run into any setbacks," Harvin said. "We're optimistic that it's all pretty much behind me."

WR | Greg Little | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
An assortment of injuries to several other wideouts has created a chance for Cleveland Browns WR Greg Little to work with the first-team offense early in training camp.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot) remained sidelined Monday, Aug. 1, due to a left foot injury. He has been wearing a walking boot early in training camp.

WR | Carlton Mitchell | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Carlton Mitchell (shoulder) was sidelined Monday, Aug. 1, due to a shoulder injury. He left practice early Sunday, July 31.

WR | Joshua Cribbs | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Joshua Cribbs (leg) missed another practice Monday, Aug. 1, due to a left leg injury.

WR | Vincent Brown | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (quadriceps) and OT Marcus McNeill (knee) were on the sidelines for practice Monday, Aug. 1, due to injury, although neither ailment is believed to be serious.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (undisclosed) has missed the first five practice sessions due to an undisclosed injury. Head coach Hue Jackson said Monday, Aug. 1, that he thinks things are fine.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (hand) was wearing a heavy cast on his left hand Monday, Aug. 1. The team will not confirm whether or not Ford has had surgery, but he is expected to miss a couple of weeks.

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy is showing glimpses of brilliance, looking like the No. 1 receiver at times, and other times he has inexplicable drops. He dropped a pass Monday, Aug. 1, on a perfect pass on a medium deep route in practice.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie returned to the field Monday, Aug. 1, after missing the end of last season due to concussion problems. He said he is not sure if he will be limited or not during training camp.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Arizona Cardinals plan to re-open contract negotiations with WR Larry Fitzgerald, who is in the final year of his contract. General manager Rod Graves said if Fitzgerald is sincere in his desire to remain with the Cardinals long term, the two sides should get a deal done before the start of the season.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | New York Jets | Injury
The New York Jets have placed WR Jerricho Cotchery (back) and OG Brandon Moore (hip) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

WR | Marcus Easley | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR Marcus Easley (knee) and LB Kelvin Sheppard (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 1.

WR | Titus Young | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Titus Young (leg) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 1, because of a leg injury.

WR | Randy Moss | Retired | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent WR Randy Moss' (Titans) agent, Joel Segel, said that Moss has decided to retire from professional football.


Tight End

TE | Benjamin Watson | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns TE Benjamin Watson (concussion) is not taking part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 2.

TE | Ben Patrick | New York Giants | Free Agents
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Monday, Aug. 1, that the signing of TE Ben Patrick doesn't impact free-agent TE Kevin Boss, who still might re-sign with the team.

TE | Kevin Boss | Free Agent | Free Agents
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Monday, Aug. 1, that the signing of TE Ben Patrick doesn't impact free-agent TE Kevin Boss, who still might re-sign with the team.

TE | Zach Miller | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to meet with free-agent TE Zach Miller (Raiders) Monday, Aug. 1.

TE | Nate Byham | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers TE Nate Byham (knee) will miss the entire 2011 season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He is scheduled to have surgery on his knee in two weeks.


Place Kicker

PK | Shayne Graham | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with free-agent PK Shayne Graham (Patriots). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Gosder Cherilus | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (foot), OT Gosder Cherilus (knee), LB Zack Follett (neck) and CB Jack Williams (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 2.

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OT Bryant McKinnie (undisclosed) was placed on the non-football injury list Monday, Aug. 1. Head coach Leslie Frazier did not get into specifics, but he said the team wants McKinnie to lose weight.

OT | Marcus McNeill | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (quadriceps) and OT Marcus McNeill (knee) were on the sidelines for practice Monday, Aug. 1, due to injury, although neither ailment is believed to be serious.

OT | Zach Strief | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with free-agent OT Zach Strief (Saints). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OT | Barry Richardson | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced restricted free-agent OT Barry Richardson has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.

OT | Marc Colombo | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with free-agent OT Marc Colombo (Cowboys). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OT | Jeff Backus | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (chest) and OT Gosder Cherilus (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 1, because of injuries. Cherilus is considered day-to-day while Backus is considered week-to-week.

OT | Charlie Johnson | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have signed free-agent OT Charlie Johnson (Colts). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Guard

OG | Eric Steinbach | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OG Eric Steinbach (knee) was unable to practice again Monday, Aug. 1, due to a left knee ailment.

OG | Danny Watkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with rookie OG Danny Watkins, the team's first-round draft choice. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OG | Brandon Moore | New York Jets | Injury
The New York Jets have placed WR Jerricho Cotchery (back) and OG Brandon Moore (hip) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

OG | Anthony Herrera | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Cedric Griffin (knee) and OG Anthony Herrera (knee) will not be ready to participate at the start of training camp.


Offensive Line

OL | Ben Grubbs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OG Ben Grubbs (knee) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 1, and has been taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Defensive Line

DL | Marcus Thomas | Denver Broncos | Transaction
The Denver Broncos have re-signed DT Marcus Thomas to an undisclosed deal.

DL | Jimmy Wilkerson | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks have signed free-agent DL Jimmy Wilkerson (Saints) to a one-year, $1.5 million deal, according to a league source.

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (foot), OT Gosder Cherilus (knee), LB Zack Follett (neck) and CB Jack Williams (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 2.

DL | Dave Ball | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans have re-signed free-agent DT Dave Ball to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | Jamaal Anderson | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent DE Jamaal Anderson (Falcons). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Jason Hatcher | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with free-agent DE Jason Hatcher (Cowboys). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Brodrick Bunkley | Denver Broncos | Transaction
The Denver Broncos have acquired DT Brodrick Bunkley from the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2013 undisclosed draft choice.

DL | Jacob Ford | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with free-agent DE Jacob Ford (Titans) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | Ty Warren | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to meet with free-agent DL Ty Warren (Patriots).

DL | Derrick Harvey | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents
The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with free-agent DE Derrick Harvey (Jaguars). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Linebacker

LB | Tim Dobbins | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins released LB Tim Dobbins Monday, Aug. 1.

LB | Manny Lawson | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals have reached a one-year, $3 million agreement with free-agent OLB Manny Lawson (49ers).

LB | Kamerion Wimbley | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have restructured the contract of LB Kamerion Wimbley. He received a five-year, $48 million deal, with $29 million guaranteed. Wimbley previously counted $11.3 million as the team's franchise player.

LB | Sam Williams | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free-agent LB Sam Williams. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins are scheduled to meet with free-agent LB Lofa Tatupu (Seahawks) and CB Kelvin Hayden (Colts) this week.

LB | Jason Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent LB Jason Taylor (Jets) said on his Facebook page that he has agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Cornerback

CB | Jimmy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (groin) said his groin injury suffered Monday, Aug 1, is minor and that he will play in the preseason. "I'll be fine," Smith said. "It's a minor (injury). I will be playing in the preseason, don't worry".

CB | Phillip Buchanon | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with free-agent CB Phillip Buchanon. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CB | Antoine Cason | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers CB Antoine Cason (finger) had his hand wrapped and did not take part in practice Monday, Aug. 1. He is optimistic he will be ready for the start of Week 1, and said he played with a similar injury previously.

CB | Reggie Corner | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Reggie Corner (undisclosed) has been taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list and participated in practice Monday, Aug. 1.

CB | Cedric Griffin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Cedric Griffin (knee) and OG Anthony Herrera (knee) will not be ready to participate at the start of training camp.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins are scheduled to meet with free-agent LB Lofa Tatupu (Seahawks) and CB Kelvin Hayden (Colts) this week.


Free Safety

FS | Madieu Williams | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms with free-agent FS Madieu Williams (Vikings) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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