Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 10, 2011 @ 05:12:46 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said QB Kevin Kolb likely will play more than a usual starting quarterback would in a first preseason game. Kolb has been working on learning the offense and is looking to minimize his mistakes.

QB | Rex Grossman | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins released their first unofficial depth chart Tuesday, Aug, 9, and QB Rex Grossman is ahead of QB John Beck.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson will start the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 11, against the San Diego Chargers. Head coach Pete Carroll did not say how long Jackson would play.

QB | Terrelle Pryor | NCAA | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys are planning to attend former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor's Pro Day workout Friday, Aug. 12, if he is ruled eligible to enter the NFL's supplemental draft. The Cowboys have the ninth overall pick in the supplemental draft.

QB | Todd Bouman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed QB Todd Bouman to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Aug. 9.

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard (back) will sit out the team's preseason opener against the New England Patriots. QB Blaine Gabbert will receive the start. The team is holding Garrard out simply as a precaution.


Running Back

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee) and LB Chris Gocong (neck) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 10.

RB | Shane Vereen | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen (hamstring) remained sidelined from practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, due to a hamstring injury suffered a week ago.

RB | Stevan Ridley | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley (ankle) left practice briefly Tuesday, Aug. 9, to ice his left ankle, but he was able to return.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush looked good in practice again Tuesday, Aug. 9, and he has turned in two tremendous sessions this week. "He looks awesome to me because he's in shape," head coach Hue Jackson said. "Not that he wasn't a year ago, he just looks lean to me, he looks quicker, he looks faster, and he still has that explosion."

RB | Keiland Williams | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Keiland Williams is listed as the backup fullback on the team's first unofficial depth chart released Tuesday, Aug. 9.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (leg) was able to return to the practice field Tuesday, Aug. 9, although it's still unlikely he'll be on the field for the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 11, against the Seattle Seahawks.

RB | Leon Washington | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Leon Washington has been a standout in training camp. He made several plays in the running and pass game Tuesday, Aug. 9, at practice, and he also had a big block. Head coach Pete Carroll said Washington will continue to return kicks and punts.

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton, who is listed third on the depth chart behind RBs Arian Foster and Derrick Ward, has been impressing in training camp.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants DBs Corey Webster and Antrel Rolle appear to have reworked their contracts to help the team with their salary cap problem. Webster's contract was reduced from $8 million to $5 million and Rolle dropped his base salary from $5.25 million to $1.25 million this year. RB Brandon Jacobs restructured his contract last week, moving down to $2.9 million from $4.65 million. However, Jacobs can earn up to $5 million in incentives.

RB | Ricky Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Ricky Williams passed his physical Tuesday, Aug. 9, and is practice with his new team. He is expected to be the backup running back to RB Ray Rice.

RB | Joe McKnight | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Joe McKnight (ankle) is not expected to practice Tuesday, Aug. 9. He could be the team's No. 1 kickoff returner and could also be used in wildcat formations.

RB | Mario Fannin | Denver Broncos | Injury, Transaction
The Denver Broncos have placed RB Mario Fannin (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Jerricho Cotchery (Jets) did not sign a contract during his visit with the Baltimore Ravens.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot) is expected to return to practice soon and could return to the field as soon as next week. He now has is foot in a walking foot.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson will not play in the first preseason game after reporting to training camp earlier this week.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (illness) and DTs Trevor Laws (hip) and Mike Patterson (head) will not play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 11.

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said WR Danny Amendola has "sparked things" during training camp. Amendola led the team in receptions (85) and receiving yards (689) last season and appears likely to be one of the team's 11 receivers in camp to lock in a roster spot. Amendola has been trying to learn the team's new offensive system, which he said is 100 percent different from a year ago. He noted he is making mistakes, but is learning a lot and progressing within the new system. He has been working as the team's starting slot receiver.

WR | Brandon Gibson | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Brandon Gibson has been running with the first-string offense during training camp. He has improved his work ethic and attitude and seemed to win over head coach Steve Spagnuolo late last year, which has seemed to carry over into 2011.

WR | Greg Salas | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams rookie WR Greg Salas (hamstring) has missed time recently due to a hamstring injury. Unless he is a complete flop during training camp or suffers a significant injury, he is likely to make the team's final roster.

WR | Marcus Easley | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Marcus Easley (knee) has not been able to show much during training camp because he has been sidelined with a hyper-extended knee for over a week.

WR | Donnie Avery | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Donnie Avery (knee) has been held out of practice the past few days. He is working his way back from a knee injury that cost him the entire 2010 season, and the team's training staff has decided to hold him back a bit until he is 100 percent healthy.

WR | Danario Alexander | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Danario Alexander (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, after missing several days with a swollen left knee. He said his knee just swells up on him a little bit. He was working with the first-string offense before his knee issues developed. "None of our jobs are secure. We've just got to come out and produce every day," Alexander said.

WR | Mardy Gilyard | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams second-year WR Mardy Gilyard (undisclosed) has had a solid start during training camp. He saw some first-string reps at slot receiver while WR Danny Amendola was not allowed to practice due to post-lockout rules. He had to be helped off the field by the team's training staff Tuesday, Aug. 9, and head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Gilyard was having trouble seeing. He wasn't sure if Gilyard was suffering from migraines.

WR | Mark Clayton | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Mark Clayton (knee) met with his former team, the St. Louis Rams, Tuesday, Aug. 9. He is recovering from knee surgery he had last season, and met with head coach Steve Spagnuolo and the team's training staff. Spagnuolo said the team is in constant contact with Clayton. Clayton will likely undergo additional tests with the team soon to see how strong his leg is. The Rams remain very interested in re-signing Clayton, but they want to make sure he is healthy first.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Donte' Stallworth is listed as the fifth receiver on the team's first unofficial depth chart released Tuesday, Aug. 9.

WR | Jabar Gaffney | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Jabar Gaffney is listed ahead of WR Anthony Armstrong on the team's first unofficial depth chart released Tuesday, Aug. 9.

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (personal) was away from the team Tuesday, Aug. 9, for the birth of his second child.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Mike X. Williams (toe) will miss the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 11, against the San Diego Chargers. He suffered a sprained toe Monday, Aug. 8, in practice, and did not finish practice Tuesday, Aug. 9. "It's not real serious but it's enough to bother me," head coach Pete Carroll said. "It's a stretch to think he'll be ready to play. I think we're probably going to hold him out."

WR | Golden Tate | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday, Aug. 9, that he expects WR Golden Tate to have a breakthrough year in his second NFL season. With the addition of WR Sidney Rice, and presence of WR Mike X. Williams, Tate is likely to see time in the slot. "The biggest thing is learning this slot," Tate said. "So I'm trying to focus on learning the ins and outs of it. I've been watching (Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin) on film and (free-agent WR Brandon Stokley), and trying to figure out what they do."

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (finger) has been diagnosed with a dislocated finger, and he will require stitches. He is expected to be out for a week to a week and a half.

WR | Derrick Mason | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (ankle) was seen at practice Monday, Aug. 8, with a wrap on his left ankle, but head coach Rex Ryan said Mason is fine.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) has yet to be cleared for action after rolling his left ankle last week. He took early repetitions in practice Monday, Aug. 8, and sat out for the rest.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie said he will not change the way he plays this year after suffering multiple concussions a year ago, but he could wear a new football helmet to prevent further concussions. The helmet he has been wearing looks to have more padding in the back, and the shape seems different than normal helmets.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt (hamstring) and OT Michael Roos (back) both returned to practice Monday, Aug. 8.


Tight End

TE | Ed Dickson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens TE Ed Dickson (hamstring), C Matt Birk (knee), DT Brandon McKinney (knee), LB Tavares Gooden (neck) and LS Morgan Cox (knee) are not expected to play in the first preseason game.

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said TE Chris Cooley (knee) will not play in the first preseason game. Shanahan said he is concerned about Cooley's sore knee.

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, after leaving Monday, Aug. 8 with an undisclosed ailment.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said Tuesday, Aug. 9, that TE Antonio Gates (foot) is likely to see some action during the preseason. "There is a plan for him to play during the preseason," Turner said. "That will happen when he's able to do the things he wants to do at full speed. If he can't make cuts, push off it and go, then we're going to wait until he's ready."


Offensive Tackle

OT | Tony Moll | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free-agent OL Tony Moll (Ravens). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OT | Marcus McNeill | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers CBs Antoine Cason (finger), Quentin Jammer (undisclosed) and OT Marcus McNeill (knee) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 9.

OT | Jordan Black | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints could add free-agent OT Jordan Black (Jaguars) within the next few days.

OT | Geoffrey Schwartz | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OT Geoffrey Schwartz (hip) is having his hip looked at by doctors after being injured during the team's Fan Fest practice Saturday, Aug. 6.

OT | Tyron Smith | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier was moved from left to right guard in practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, due to a back injury to OG Montrae Holland (back). Kosier can now help OG Tyron Smith in pass protection. The move isn't expected to be permanent unless OG David Arkin can develop chemistry on the left side with OT Doug Free. Holland is unlikely to play in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 11.


Guard

OG | Kyle Kosier | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier was moved from left to right guard in practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, due to a back injury to OG Montrae Holland (back). Kosier can now help OG Tyron Smith in pass protection. The move isn't expected to be permanent unless OG David Arkin can develop chemistry on the left side with OT Doug Free. Holland is unlikely to play in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 11.


Defensive Line

DL | Ray Edwards | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DE Ray Edwards (knee) will not play in the first preseason game because he underwent knee surgery during the offseason.

DL | Mike Patterson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (illness) and DTs Trevor Laws (hip) and Mike Patterson (head) will not play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 11.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) is scheduled to meet with a knee specialist in Atlanta to have his injured knee examined. It is believed that he is dealing with a meniscus issue and it is manageable but would be out for around a month if he needed surgery.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DL Albert Haynesworth (undisclosed), LB Brandon Spikes (undisclosed) and DL Mike Wright (undisclosed) each missed their fourth straight practice Tuesday, Aug. 9. Spikes was able to watch from the field for the first time, however.

DL | Muhammad Wilkerson | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson (hip) sat out of practice for precautionary reasons Tuesday, Aug. 9, with a hip injury.

DL | Shaun Ellis | New England Patriots | Injury, Transaction
The New England Patriots have placed DL Shaun Ellis (undisclosed) on the Active Physically Unable to Perform list, meaning he isn't able to practice after signing with the team Monday, Aug. 8. He can join practice at any time and counts against the 90-man roster. Ellis is being listed as day-to-day.


Linebacker

LB | Ryan Kerrigan | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan (knee) will play in the first preseason game but will be limited because he does not know all of the defensive packages. Kerrigan has also been limited during practice because of a knee injury.

LB | Chris Gocong | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee) and LB Chris Gocong (neck) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 10.

LB | James Laurinaitis | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams LB James Laurinaitis (pectoral) has sat out some drills during practices because he has aggravated a pectoral injury. He is scheduled to undergo X-rays on his pectoral injury.

LB | Keith Brooking | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys C Andre Gurode (knee), DT Jay Ratliff (hip), LB Keith Brooking (hamstring) and CBs Mike Jenkins (stinger) and Terence Newman (groin) will not play in the first preseason game.

LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (foot) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 10, and is having his foot examined by doctors.

LB | Brian Cushing | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said LB Brian Cushing (knee) is not close to returning from his knee issue. Cushing participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 10, but got worn out quickly.

LB | Larry English | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Larry English (foot) said Tuesday, Aug. 9, that his foot is progressing well, and he might be ready by the middle of the preseason. He is recovering from foot surgery in Oct. 2010.

LB | Aaron Curry | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Clayton (undisclosed) and LB Aaron Curry (undisclosed) each returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 9.

LB | Channing Crowder | Retired | Transaction
Free-agent LB Channing Crowder (Dolphins) announced his plans to retire from football Tuesday, Aug. 9. He visited with the New Orleans Saints and worked out for the New England Patriots before making the decision.

LB | Ben Leber | St. Louis Rams | Transaction
The St. Louis Rams agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million deal with free-agent LB Ben Leber (Vikings) Tuesday, Aug. 9. Leber can make as much as $1.75 million with incentives. He receives $150,000 in guarantees.


Cornerback

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys C Andre Gurode (knee), DT Jay Ratliff (hip), LB Keith Brooking (hamstring) and CBs Mike Jenkins (stinger) and Terence Newman (groin) will not play in the first preseason game.

CB | Domonique Foxworth | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Domonique Foxworth (knee) may not play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 11, because of soreness in his surgically repaired knee. Foxworth has not been able to practice for the past few days.

CB | Jimmy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (groin) will not play in the first preseason game because he has missed a majority of practices with a groin injury.

CB | Quentin Jammer | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers CBs Antoine Cason (finger), Quentin Jammer (undisclosed) and OT Marcus McNeill (knee) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 9.

CB | Antoine Cason | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers CBs Antoine Cason (finger), Quentin Jammer (undisclosed) and OT Marcus McNeill (knee) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 9.

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants DBs Corey Webster and Antrel Rolle appear to have reworked their contracts to help the team with their salary cap problem. Webster's contract was reduced from $8 million to $5 million and Rolle dropped his base salary from $5.25 million to $1.25 million this year. RB Brandon Jacobs restructured his contract last week, moving down to $2.9 million from $4.65 million. However, Jacobs can earn up to $5 million in incentives.


Free Safety

FS | Marlin Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced FS Marlin Jackson (hernia) underwent surgery Tuesday, Aug. 9, to repair a sports hernia.

FS | Antrel Rolle | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants DBs Corey Webster and Antrel Rolle appear to have reworked their contracts to help the team with their salary cap problem. Webster's contract was reduced from $8 million to $5 million and Rolle dropped his base salary from $5.25 million to $1.25 million this year. RB Brandon Jacobs restructured his contract last week, moving down to $2.9 million from $4.65 million. However, Jacobs can earn up to $5 million in incentives.

FS | Anthony Smith | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with free-agent FS Anthony Smith (Packers) Tuesday, Aug. 9. Terms of the deal were not released.

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