Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 18, 2011 @ 11:04:58 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Terrelle Pryor | NCAA | Draft
The Cleveland Browns will reportedly attend former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor's Pro Day workout Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Pittsburgh area.

QB | Josh McCown | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
San Francisco 49ers QB Josh McCown appeared on the practice field Wednesday, Aug. 17. He signed a one-year contract earlier in the day.

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard (back) will start the preseason game Friday, Aug. 19, against the Atlanta Falcons, but he has lost first-team reps to QB Blaine Gabbert. The rookie himself insists Garrard's reps have been cut because the veteran is returning from a back injury. "We're not going to throw him in to have him throw 100 balls in practice," Gabbert said. "He's working back into things. He's starting Friday night. We're just all about getting reps in practice."

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert is still behind in the competition for the starting job with QB David Garrard, but the rookie has seen an increase in first-team reps in practice this week.

QB | Sage Rosenfels | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants QB Sage Rosenfels (throat) has been sent to the hospital to have his strep throat treated.


Running Back

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson (hip) is participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 18, and would like to play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster's (hamstring) status for the team's preseason game will likely be determined following practice Thursday, Aug. 18. "We're going to get after it pretty good and see how he does," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "He was fine (Wednesday), but we were pretty light. Let me see how he does (Thursday)."

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (hamstring) was on the field for the night practice Wednesday, Aug. 17.

RB | Derrick Ward | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 17. Ward suffered a mild concussion in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 15, against the New York Jets.

RB | Rashad Jennings | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings (head) and LB Clint Session (head) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 17.

RB | Reggie Bush | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Reggie Bush will start in the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 19, but RB Daniel Thomas will also see time with the first-team offense.

RB | Willis McGahee | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee took snaps ahead of RB Knowshon Moreno in short yardage and goal line drills during practice Tuesday, Aug. 16, but both did see time with the first-team offense.

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain (hand) had the cast on his broken hand taken off but did not participate in team drills during practice Wednesday, Aug. 17. Head coach Mike Shanahan said the target date for Torain's return is the final preseason game.


Wide Receiver

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald indicated that the talks with the team about a contract extension have progressed and an agreement is not too far away.

WR | Mike Sims-Walker | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Mike Sims-Walker (groin) is participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 18, and is taking part in team drills.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) may be able to play in the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, even though he is not practicing Thursday, Aug. 18. Austin has received treatment on the hamstring the last two days after suffering the injury during practice Tuesday, Aug. 16.

WR | A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 18, after leaving practice Wednesday, Aug. 17. Green is practicing without any brace or wraps on his right knee.

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy (groin, hamstring) recently said that he has been bothered by groin and hamstring issues. Murphy will miss the team's Week 1 game after undergoing surgery.

WR | Roy Williams | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Roy Williams admits that he is still not in football shape at this point in training camp, and that has been increasingly apparent watching Williams go through practice at sometimes less than peak speed. Williams acknowledged that the biggest thing for him to work on at this point is "my conditioning. Getting my wind right. You have to be able to run in this offense. Run all day long."

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (finger) will likely make his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 20.

WR | Donnie Avery | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Donnie Avery (knee) was back on the practice field Wednesday, Aug. 17, after missing a week and a half with soreness in his surgically repaired knee. "It was really more a response to the surgery. Nothing uncommon," head coach Steve Spagnuolo said. "We just figured, why set him back? That's why we shut him down. And I think it was the right thing to do, because I think he'll start to surface now."

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (hand) was unable to practice Wednesday, Aug. 17, but head coach Hue Jackson said that Ford's broken left hand is nearly healed.

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (knee) is "getting close" to returning, according to head coach Hue Jackson. Schilens did not practice again Wednesday, Aug. 17.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (illness) said he has been cleared to play this season after undergoing testing for lymphoma the last few months. He underwent a procedure to remove his lymph nodes last week and expects to return once he is completely recovered from the procedure.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ribs) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 17, because of sore ribs. He will not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug, 20, if he does not practice Thursday, Aug. 18.


Tight End

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) was able to take part in a full practice for the third consecutive day Wednesday, Aug. 17. "We can back off him a little bit and not go crazy with this thing," head coach Norv Turner said. "He's had three really impressive days, so he's made great progress."

TE | John Carlson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll revealed Wednesday, Aug. 17, that TE John Carlson (shoulder) has "a shoulder that's bothering him. He's got a labrum issue that we're working through."


Place Kicker

PK | Jeff Reed | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks PK Jeff Reed nailed a 53-yard field at the end of practice Wednesday, Aug. 17, as he tries to impress in his position battle with PK Brandon Coutu. Head coach Pete Carroll said the battle is wide open.

PK | Clint Stitser | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent PK Clint Stitser (Bengals). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Russell Okung | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OT Russell Okung (ankle) remained sidelined in practice Wednesday, Aug. 17, and he has been officially ruled out for the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Minnesota Vikings. However, Okung was able to jog lightly between drills Wednesday.

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OG Jacob Bell (knee) and OT Rodger Saffold (back) were able to return to the practice field Wednesday, Aug. 17.

OT | Eben Britton | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars OT Eben Britton (back) underwent a minor back procedure recently but is not expected to miss any regular season games.


Guard

OG | Jacob Bell | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OG Jacob Bell (knee) and OT Rodger Saffold (back) were able to return to the practice field Wednesday, Aug. 17.

OG | Marshal Yanda | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OG Marshal Yanda (back) will not play in the second preseason game because of a back injury and may sit out practice next week.

OG | Chris Kemoeatu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OG Chris Kemoeatu (knee) and CB Bryant McFadden (groin) will not play in the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 18, because of injuries.


Offensive Line

OL | Mike Iupati | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers OL Mike Iupati (ankle) missed some practice time Wednesday, Aug. 17, due to a right ankle injury. He left practice to have his ankle re-wrapped.


Defensive Line

DL | Ty Warren | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos DL Ty Warren (triceps) will undergo surgery Tuesday, Aug. 23, to repair his partially torn right triceps. For now, the team is not placing Warren on Injured Reserve. Recovery time for torn triceps is three to six months. The odds aren't good, but because Warren's injury isn't a full tear, there is hope his recovery time could be closer to three months.

DL | Jacques Cesaire | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DL Jacques Cesaire (foot) limped off the field early in team drills Wednesday, Aug. 17, and he was walking in a protective boot after practice.

DL | Mike Neal | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said DE Mike Neal (knee) is considered day-to-day because of a knee injury. McCarthy said Neal had his knee examined but did not have to undergo MRI.

DL | Jason Pierre-Paul | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants WR Darius Reynaud (hamstring), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back), Michael Boley (back) and PK Lawrence Tynes (quadriceps) did not participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 17.

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Justin Tuck (Achilles') did not participate in most of practice Wednesday, Aug. 17, because of a sore Achilles' tendon.

DL | Corey Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DT Corey Williams (ankle) and CB Chris Houston (groin) were limited during practice Wednesday, Aug. 17, after sitting out practice Tuesday, Aug. 16.


Linebacker

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 18, because of a hamstring injury. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Matthews was held out as a precaution.

LB | DeMeco Ryans | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow) had an MRI on his swollen elbow Wednesday, Aug. 17. The results were not made available, but he was back with the team practicing at night Wednesday, so it appears he is fine.

LB | Clint Session | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings (head) and LB Clint Session (head) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 17.

LB | Michael Boley | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants WR Darius Reynaud (hamstring), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back), Michael Boley (back) and PK Lawrence Tynes (quadriceps) did not participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 17.

LB | Aaron Maybin | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets have signed free-agent LB Aaron Maybin (Bills) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (back) and SS Troy Polamalu (Achilles') will play in the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 18.


Cornerback

CB | DeMarcus Van Dyke | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders CB DeMarcus Van Dyke will likely start in the team's upcoming preseason game in place of CB Chris X. Johnson (undisclosed).

CB | Carlos Rogers | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Carlos Rogers (undisclosed), CB Shawntae Spencer (hamstring) and FS Reggie Smith (knee) were unable to practice Wednesday, Aug. 17.

CB | Antoine Cason | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers CBs Antoine Cason (finger) and Dante Hughes (calf) continue to miss practice time.

CB | Kelly Jennings | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks CB Kelly Jennings (head) was sidelined from practice Wednesday, Aug. 17, with a possible concussion. Head coach Pete Carroll didn't get into specifics, but said Jennings needs to be cleared to return.

CB | Eric Wright | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Titus Young (hamstring), CB Eric Wright (groin) and SS John Wendling (undisclosed) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 17.

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DT Corey Williams (ankle) and CB Chris Houston (groin) were limited during practice Wednesday, Aug. 17, after sitting out practice Tuesday, Aug. 16.

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OG Chris Kemoeatu (knee) and CB Bryant McFadden (groin) will not play in the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 18, because of injuries.


Strong Safety

SS | Michael Mitchell | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders SS Michael Mitchell (undisclosed) has missed most of training camp due to an undisclosed injury. There is no timetable for his return.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (back) and SS Troy Polamalu (Achilles') will play in the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 18.

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