Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 4, 2011 @ 09:07:50 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck) was throwing and running on the field Wednesday, Aug. 3. According to a person watching his throws, Manning was doing so with decent velocity. Manning is on the team's active physically-unable-to-perform list and is working his way back from surgery in May to repair a bulging disk in his neck.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain (hand) is out two weeks with a hand injury suffered in practice Wednesday, Aug. 3.

RB | Ricky Williams | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
The agent for free-agent RB Ricky Williams (Dolphins), Drew Rosenhaus, said during a radio interview that Williams might wait for an injury at tailback before signing with a team.

RB | Tiki Barber | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins worked out free-agent RB Tiki Barber (Giants) Tuesday, Aug. 2.

RB | Cadillac Williams | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have agreed to terms with free-agent RB Cadillac Williams (Buccaneers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Thomas Clayton | Free Agent | Transaction
The New England Patriots have released RB Thomas Clayton and OL Mike Berry.

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have signed restricted free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan indicated that RB Shonn Greene will receive a bulk of the carries this season.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant said he is willing to share carries with RB James Starks this season if the coaches decide to use a two-back system.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant said he is willing to share carries with RB James Starks this season if the coaches decide to use a two-back system.


Fullback

FB | Le'Ron McClain | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Updating a previous item, the Kansas City Chiefs signed FB Le'Ron McClain to a one-year deal Wednesday, Aug. 3. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Plaxico Burress "tweaked" an ankle working out on his own, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan added that Burress will be held out of practice for a day or two but called the injury "minor."

WR | Denarius Moore | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore said his goals are "to get on the field make a couple plays, I'd say five catches a game hopefully." If Moore does that, he would finish with an 80-catch rookie season.

WR | Derrick Mason | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Derrick Mason (Ravens) will visit the New York Jets Thursday, Aug. 4, according to two people with knowledge of the communication between the sides.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is happy with direction of the team, including the additions of QB Kevin Kolb and TE Todd Heap. He might be open to signing a long-term contract to remain with the team. "I have said everything I wanted about contract talks, I will be mum on it from here on out," Fitzgerald said. "It's my time to win (the) NFC West, that's my focus. It's between (general manager Rod Graves) and my agent from this point on."

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (undisclosed) was able to practice Wednesday, Aug. 3, for the first time since training camp opened. He missed the first five sessions due to an undisclosed ailment.

WR | Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn (knee) said Wednesday, Aug. 3, that he does not expected to play much, if at all, during the preseason. The team is being very cautious with Benn, as he makes his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

WR | David Ausberry | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell had positive things to say about rookie WR/TE David Ausberry and WR Denarius Moore. Campbell said Ausberry is "real fast," and "can really be something special." In addition, Campbell said, "Denarius Moore is like another (WR Jacoby Ford). You wonder, how did this guy fall (to the fifth round in the NFL Draft)?"

WR | Malcom Floyd | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens appear to be the front-runner to acquire free-agent WR Malcom Floyd (Chargers). The Ravens have an offer on the table to Floyd that will pay him more than the $3 million per year, which is beyond the ceiling the San Diego Chargers are willing to pay.

WR | Laurent Robinson | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Diego Chargers WR Laurent Robinson received a one-year deal worth $685,000 and he has a chance to be the team's No. 4 receiver.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson's (finger) dislocated finger is a bit more serious than first anticipated. The bone in his left index finger broke through the skin and caused him to bleed when he injured the finger Tuesday, Aug. 2. He did not require stitches but was told that the wound would take around three days to heal. Johnson's finger is in a splint and is heavily bandaged. He hopes to return sometime this weekend.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers are scheduled to meet with free-agent WR Braylon Edwards (Jets) Wednesday, Aug. 3.

WR | Torrey Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (hamstring) and CB Domonique Foxworth (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 3.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (illness) is not able to practice because of an undisclosed illness. He still is undergoing tests and will not practice until he is medically cleared. He is visibly thinner than he was earlier this offseason.

WR | Titus Young | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions RB Maurice Morris (hand), WR Titus Young (leg), TE Richard Dickson (undisclosed), OT Gosder Cherilus (knee) and CB Jack Williams (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 3.


Tight End

TE | Kevin Boss | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday, Aug. 3, that free-agent TE Kevin Boss (Giants) is working for for the team. Jackson also said Boss "has a lot of characteristics we're looking for."

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) anticipates practicing Thursday, Aug. 4, for the first time.

TE | David Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with free-agent TE David Thomas (Saints). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Place Kicker

PK | Jeff Reed | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with free-agent PK Jeff Reed (49ers) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Bryant McKinnie (Vikings) was released by the Minnesota Vikings because he reported to training camp at close to 400 pounds. Indications are McKinnie did not refuse to restructure his contract but the team decided to release him.

OT | George Foster | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with free-agent OTs Alex Barron (Cowboys) and George Foster (Browns). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

OT | Alex Barron | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with free-agent OTs Alex Barron (Cowboys) and George Foster (Browns). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

OT | Gosder Cherilus | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions RB Maurice Morris (hand), WR Titus Young (leg), TE Richard Dickson (undisclosed), OT Gosder Cherilus (knee) and CB Jack Williams (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 3.


Guard

OG | Ryan Cook | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have reached an agreement to re-sign OL Ryan Cook Wednesday, Aug. 3. Cook started 40 games over the past five season and can play guard or tackle.

OG | Stacy Andrews | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants have signed free-agent OL Stacy Andrews (Seahawks). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Defensive Line

DL | Mike Patterson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder confirmed that DT Mike Patterson (head) has AVM, which means he has tangled blood vessels in his skull. Burkholder would not speculate on what that means for Patterson's football future. Patterson is on medication to prevent more seizures.

DL | Antonio Dixon | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DL Antonio Dixon (knee) went down with a right knee injury during a practice drill Thursday, Aug. 4. He limped off the field.

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DL Nick Fairley (foot) is expected to miss three to four weeks, according to a source close to him. The injury was not a Lisfranc foot injury.

DL | Anthony Hargrove | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms with free-agent DL Anthony Hargrove (Saints) Wednesday, Aug. 3. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Raheem Brock | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DL Raheem Brock (Seahawks) will work out for the New England Patriots Wednesday, Aug. 3.

DL | Derek Landri | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with free-agent DT Derek Landri (Panthers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Shaun Ellis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets have made an offer to free-agent DE Shaun Ellis (Jets) worth the veteran minimum. Ellis' agent said Ellis is weighing his options.

DL | Kedric Golston | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Washington Redskins have re-signed free-agent DT Kedric Golston. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Trevor Laws | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DT Trevor Laws (hip) suffered a hip flexor injury during practice Wednesday, Aug. 3.


Linebacker

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins are still scheduled to meet with free-agent LB Lofa Tatupu (Seahawks) Thursday, Aug. 4, even though the team re-signed LB Rocky McIntosh.

LB | Trevor Scott | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders LB Trevor Scott (knee) is working out hard with trainers and said he's really close to coming off the Physically Unable to Perform list. "I'm feeling really good where I'm at right now. Just can't wait to get back out there," Scott said.

LB | Tamba Hali | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chief signed LB Tamba Hali to a five-year, $60 million deal Wednesday, Aug. 3. The deal includes $35 million in guaranteed money.

LB | Brady Poppinga | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams signed free-agent LB Brady Poppinga (Packers) Wednesday, Aug. 3. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

LB | Bobby Carpenter | Detroit Lions | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms to re-sign LB Bobby Carpenter Wednesday, Aug. 3. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | D.J. Williams | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos LB D.J. Williams (quadriceps) and RB LenDale White (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 3.

LB | Darryl Blackstock | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have signed free-agent LB Darryl Blackstock (Bengals) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

LB | Calvin Pace | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he believes LB Calvin Pace can record double digit sacks this season. Ryan also revealed Pace was hampered by a foot injury all last season.

LB | Ben Leber | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks have talked with free-agent LB Ben Leber (Vikings).


Cornerback

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) suffered a pulled groin when he collided with WR Dwayne Harris in practice Wednesday, Aug. 3. Newman confirmed via Twitter that he has a groin pull but said he would be back for the season opener. However, there's a chance Newman won't be back for Week 1. It's not unusual for such an injury to keep a player out for up to six weeks. That time frame would put Newman back on the field three days after the season opener.

CB | Jimmy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 3.

CB | Domonique Foxworth | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (hamstring) and CB Domonique Foxworth (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 3.


Strong Safety

SS | Bernard Pollard | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Free-agent SS Bernard Pollard (Texans) has reached an agreement with the Baltimore Ravens. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Free Safety

FS | Abram Elam | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys signed free-agent FS Abram Elam (Browns) to a one-year, $2.5 million contract Wednesday, Aug. 3, according to sources. He started 31 of 32 games the past two seasons with the Cleveland Browns. He'll be reunited with Rob Ryan, who was his defensive coordinator then.

FS | Brodney Pool | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with FS Brodney Pool Wednesday, Aug. 3, according to a person familiar with the deal.

FS | Reed Doughty | Washington Redskins | Transaction
The Washington Redskins will re-sign FS Reed Doughty, he announced on his Twitter Wednesday, Aug. 3. Terms of the contract were not given.

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