Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 22, 2011 @ 11:32:10 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Former Indianapolis Colts head coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy said Sunday, Aug. 21, he believes QB Peyton Manning (neck) will play in the team's Week 1 game against the Houston Texans "unless he's dead."

QB | Jason Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Sunday, Aug. 21, that QB Jason Campbell (head) will practice Monday, Aug. 22.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed eight of his 11 pass attempts Sunday, Aug. 21, in the preseason road win against the Dallas Cowboys. He and WR Vincent Jackson connected three times for 49 yards in the first quarter.

QB | Bruce Gradkowski | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals QB Bruce Gradkowski had a chance to make strides toward the starting job Sunday, Aug. 21, against the New York Jets, but he managed to complete just three of his seven attempts for 50 yards, and he was also picked off once.

QB | Andy Dalton | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed just eight of his 19 pass attempts for 86 yards and he was picked off twice in the team's second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, against the New York Jets. Dalton was able to bounce back after an awful start to engineer the team's first touchdown drive of the preseason early in the second quarter. "We've got to keep getting better, and we all know it," Dalton said. One of his picks should have been caught by WR A.J. Green, but it deflected to a defender. His other INT was an overthrow.

QB | Tyler Palko | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Palko is emerging as the top backup quarterback during the preseason. Through two preseason games, Palko has been the team's most productive quarterback.

QB | John Beck | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he has not decided if QB John Beck or QB Rex Grossman will start the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25.

QB | Cam Newton | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has been named the starter for the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25. Newton is scheduled to play three quarters in the game.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson continues to receive support from head coach Pete Carroll despite another poor preseason showing. Jackson hit 11 of 21 passes for 75 yards and an interception, which was returned for a touchdown, against the Minnesota Vikings. Carroll said the team needs to give Jackson more help and protect him better. The Seahawks' offensive line was manhandled by the Vikings, which led to Jackson spending most of his time on the field running for his life or being knocked down when attempting passes. The interception he threw wasn't his fault, either, as it slid through the hands of WR Golden Tate and into the hands of a defender. Despite QB Charlie Whitehurst looking solid in the second half, hitting 14 of 19 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown, Carroll said there is not a quarterback controversy -- or even a battle -- in Seattle.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco and WR Lee Evans are working on building chemistry on the field. "It's hard to say it's all the way there because it is not. He was able to get the ball out, and I was able to make a couple of plays for him. To get where we want to go and where we have to be, we still have a long way to go," Evans said of his rapport with Flacco. Evans views their first preseason game as a step in the right direction.

QB | Chad Henne | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Chad Henne and WR Brandon Marshall are developing a better relationship. A year ago, the two didn't see eye to eye and Marshall made it clear at the end of the year he would have preferred Tyler Thigpen, Henne's then backup, as the starter. The two were standing on the sidelines together comparing notes during their second preseason game. Henne said they are building their communication and trying to stay on the same page. "The more our offense communicates as a whole, the better our offense will be," Henne noted.

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
In order for Jacksonville Jaguars rookie QB Blaine Gabbert to unseat QB David Garrard as the starting quarterback, Gabbert has needed to completely outplay Garrard during the preseason. That has not been the case so far, so Garrard enters the third preseason game as the favorite to win the starting job entering the regular season.

QB | Brady Quinn | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Denver Broncos backup QB Brady Quinn entered the team's preseason game against the Buffalo Bills ahead of QB Tim Tebow. Quinn hit 10 of 16 passes for 130 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Head coach John Fox said the reversal of backups seeing playing time should not be read into. Tebow was one of two for 10 yards and ran once for 7 yards. Fox hasn't decided on what his quarterback rotation will be for the regular season, and with the new rules of not having to designate a No. 3 quarterback on game day he may not share that information when he decides.

QB | Kyle Orton | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton was 10 of 13 passing for 135 yards and one touchdown in the team's preseason win over the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Aug. 30.


Running Back

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is expected to participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23. Murray has been unable to practice because he suffered a hamstring injury during the offseason.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said the hope is that RB Jahvid Best (concussion) can return to practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones had 56 yards rushing on seven carries in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21. "He's a dynamic runner in open space. When he's healthy like he is now, he can be very special," head coach Jason Garrett said. "He's starting to show that as his career has progressed."

RB | James Davis | Free Agent | Transaction
The Washington Redskins released RB James Davis Sunday, Aug. 21. David left the team last week, and was placed on the reserve/left squad list. Davis will be free to sign with another team once he clears waivers.

RB | Javon Ringer | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Javon Ringer (hip) is expected to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Chicago Bears, although it is not for sure at this point.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews carried seven times for 35 yards in the preseason win Sunday, Aug. 21, against the Dallas Cowboys. He also added a 15-yard touchdown scamper.

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson got the start in the preseason win Sunday, Aug. 21, against the Cincinnati Bengals with RB Shonn Greene (foot) sidelined. Tomlinson looked sluggish, managing just 16 rushing yards on nine carries. He appeared in 31 of the team's 32 snaps in the first half.

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain (hand) is expected to have an increased workload during practice this week. Torain hopes to play in the final preseason game.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster looked quicker and sleeker than ever during his preseason action Saturday, Aug. 20, against the New Orleans Saints. "I feel like I got better. That's your goal as an athlete - to get better every time you touch the field. I feel like I got a little better," Foster said.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate is back in the conversation for a potential No. 2 role behind Arian Foster after a strong preseason showing Saturday, Aug. 20. Tate, who missed all of last year's regular season with a broken leg, missed a lot of training camp because of hamstring injury. He piled up 95 yards rushing and a touchdown on just nine carries against the New Orleans Saints. "I guess practice is overrated," said head coach Gary Kubiak. Tate was encouraged with his game, but said he needs to stay humble and keep working. The Texans appear loaded at tailback with Foster, Tate, Derrick Ward (concussion), Steve Slaton (hamstring) and Chris Ogbonnaya. It remains unlikely the team would keep five tailbacks.

RB | Johnny White | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills RB Johnny White (head/neck) was taken off of the field Saturday, Aug. 20, strapped to a body board after his head was driven into the grass while be tackled cleanly. He was moving his left arm and head coach Chain Gailey said White would be returning with the team to Buffalo. White was cleared at the hospital and did not suffer major injury.

RB | Kendall Hunter | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter ripped off a 53-yard touchdown run in the preseason win Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Oakland Raiders. He finished with nine carries for 105 yards and a score.

RB | Jamie Harper | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Jamie Harper got his chance to shine with RB Chris Johnson holding out, and RB Javon Ringer (hip) missed from the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the St. Louis Rams. Harper carried 11 times for 83 yards and a touchdown, helping to perhaps secure a roster spot.

RB | Ryan Williams | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams (knee) has a ruptured patellar tendon, but no other damage in his knee. He is set to have surgery early next week. Williams is out for the season.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said Saturday, Aug. 20, that the team hasn't even made an offer to RB Chris Johnson because the two sides are so far away on parameters of a deal.

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said RB Montario Hardesty (knee) will see playing time in the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25.


Wide Receiver

WR | Titus Young | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions said WR Titus Young (hamstring) did not re-injure his hamstring during practice Monday, Aug. 22. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Young left practice because they have been monitoring his reps and stopped when he hit a certain number.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne is still away from the team because of a personal matter but is expected to return to the team in the next day or so.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot), S Usama Young (hamstring), S T.J. Ward (hamstring), WR Joshua Cribbs (hamstring), LB Chris Gocong (neck), OG Eric Steinbach (back), TE Evan Moore (concussion) and RB Brandon Jackson (toe) could miss the team's next preseason game.

WR | Brandon Banks | Washington Redskins | Injury
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins WR Brandon Banks (knee) watched practice Sunday, Aug. 21, while wearing a sleeve on his left leg. He is receiving platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treaments and is questionable for the remainder of the preseason.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Sunday, Aug. 21, that he expects WR Kenny Britt (hamstring) to play in the team's third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Chicago Bears.

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (concussion) suffered a concussion in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, against the Dallas Cowboys. Floyd was injured in the second quarter while making an 18-yard reception, his only catch of the game. He was hit, and his head slammed the turf.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) did not play in the team's second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, against the San Diego Chargers.

WR | Derrick Mason | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) was unable to play in the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, against the Cincinnati Bengals. He joined backup QB Mark Brunell (calf) on the sidelines.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) played 30 of 32 snaps in the first half of the preseason win Sunday, Aug. 21, against the Cincinnati Bengals. With 51 seconds remaining in the second quarter, Burress made an over-the-shoulder 26-yard touchdown reception. He finished with three grabs for 66 yards.

WR | Jonathan Baldwin | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs rookie WR Jonathan Baldwin (hand) was wearing a cast on his hand during practice Sunday, Aug. 21.

WR | Lee Evans | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco and WR Lee Evans are working on building chemistry on the field. "It's hard to say it's all the way there because it is not. He was able to get the ball out, and I was able to make a couple of plays for him. To get where we want to go and where we have to be, we still have a long way to go," Evans said of his rapport with Flacco. Evans views their first preseason game as a step in the right direction.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (thigh) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 21, because of a minor thigh bruise he suffered in the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 19.

WR | Naaman Roosevelt | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR Naaman Roosevelt (ankle) had a player roll up on his ankle during the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20. He said his ankle was sore after the game.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Chad Henne and WR Brandon Marshall are developing a better relationship. A year ago, the two didn't see eye to eye and Marshall made it clear at the end of the year he would have preferred Tyler Thigpen, Henne's then backup, as the starter. The two were standing on the sidelines together comparing notes during their second preseason game. Henne said they are building their communication and trying to stay on the same page. "The more our offense communicates as a whole, the better our offense will be," Henne noted.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (shoulder) was held out of the team's second preseason game as a precaution. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Johnson's shoulder injury is minor and he has been practicing during the week. "We thought it was best he not land on that injury and take that minor injury and turn it into something more," Schwartz said.

WR | Denarius Moore | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WRs Denarius Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey both hauled in two receptions during the team's preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Saturday, Aug. 20. The two both played well during the game.

WR | Mike Thomas | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard called out WR Mike Thomas during the team's post-game press conference, saying suggesting Thomas wasn't where he was supposed to be on a play that resulted in a Garrard interception. "My job is to throw it three yards inside the hash and trust that my receiver is going to be there," Garrard said. He also noted that if Thomas didn't feel it was a ball he could catch, he should have knocked it down. The pass was thrown way over Thomas' head.

WR | Donald Jones | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR Donald Jones (undisclosed) stayed on the ground for several minutes after taking a big hit during the team's preseason game against the Denver Broncos. Head coach Chan Gailey said Jones was not seriously injured after taking a shot to the chin.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos second-year WR Eric Decker had three receptions for 39 yards receiving against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Aug. 20.

WR | Brandon Lloyd | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Brandon Lloyd hauled in four receptions for 55 yards against the Buffalo Bills in preseason action Saturday, Aug. 20.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ribs) did not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Seattle Seahawks.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Mike X. Williams (toe) made his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Minnesota Vikings. He had just one reception for 17 yards.

WR | Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice (undisclosed) had a pair of receptions for 11 yards in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Minnesota Vikings, his former team.

WR | Mike Sims-Walker | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Mike Sims-Walker (groin) was able to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Tennessee Titans. He finished with one receptions for 26 yards.

WR | Danario Alexander | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Danario Alexander (knee) had just one reception for 15 yards in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Tennessee Titans. He is simply battling to win a roster spot.

WR | Donnie Avery | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Donnie Avery (knee) had two receptions for 23 yards and a touchdown Saturday, Aug. 20, in the preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. Avery missed all of last season due to a knee injury.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (finger) was able to make his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 20, against the New Orleans Saints. He had four receptions for 100 yards, including a 48-yard catch. His 100 receiving yards in the first half tied for second-most in team preseason history.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (knee) made his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Houston Texans, but he had just one reception for three yards. He missed time earlier in training camp due to a troublesome knee.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (illness) said Saturday, Aug. 20, that he is at his playing weight. He is expected to practice in about a week.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Cardinals have reached an eight-year, $120 million deal with WR Larry Fitzgerald, who was entering the final year of his contract. The deal includes close to $50 million in guaranteed money.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) could be a few more weeks away from returning to practice. He is out of the walking boot but has not starting running yet.


Tight End

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (knee) said he hopes to be ready for the start of the regular season but is not sure if his knee will allow him to play. He said the knee is feeling better but is not sure what will happen once he starts participating in practice.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) is expected to return to practice next week, according to head coach Norv Turner.

TE | Kevin Boss | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Sunday, Aug. 21, that TE Kevin Boss (knee) is considered "week-to-week." Boss took a helmet to the knee in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the San Francisco 49ers.

TE | Jermaine Gresham | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (undisclosed) dressed for the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, against the New York Jets, but he did not play. He was able to practice just once this week.

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez said he added playing basketball and working with medicine balls to his offseason workouts which helped him gain some quickness. He said he believes he is jumping higher and running better routes because of the workouts he has been going.

TE | Benjamin Watson | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis (hamstring), TE Benjamin Watson (hamstring) and LB Scott Fujita (thigh) are participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 21.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) did not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Seattle Seahawks.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Green Bay Packers are deep at tight end and TE Jermichael Finley is the only lock for a roster spot at this point. TEs Andrew Quarless, DJ Williams, Ryan Taylor, Tom Crabtree and Spencer Havner are all options for roster spots. Letting Quarless go would hurt, as he's the team's second-best athlete at the position, and losing Crabtree would hurt, as he is the team's best blocking tight end.


Place Kicker

PK | David Buehler | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys PK David Buehler (hip) missed the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, against the San Diego Chargers.

PK | Brandon Coutu | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks released PK Brandon Coutu Saturday, Aug. 20, meaning PK Jeff Reed has beaten him out in the competition to replace departed PK Olindo Mare (Panthers).


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jeff Backus | Detroit Lions | Injury, Transaction
The Detroit Lions have activated OT Jeff Backus (pectoral) from the Non-Football Injury list. Backus is participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 21. In a corresponding move, the team released OL Isaac Sowells.

OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OT Jake Long (knee) was removed from the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list Saturday, Aug. 20, as he returned to practice.

OT | Ryan Harris | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Ryan Harris (back) participated in practice Saturday, Aug. 20. Harris missed some practices because of back spasms.

OT | Jonathan Scott | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the knee injuries to OT Jonathan Scott (knee) and Marcus Gilbert (knee)are minor.


Guard

OG | Eric Steinbach | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot), S Usama Young (hamstring), S T.J. Ward (hamstring), WR Joshua Cribbs (hamstring), LB Chris Gocong (neck), OG Eric Steinbach (back), TE Evan Moore (concussion) and RB Brandon Jackson (toe) could miss the team's next preseason game.

OG | Jacob Bell | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OG Jacob Bell (knee), OT Jermelle Cudjo (back) and CB Marquis Johnson (knee) was unable to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Tennessee Titans.

OG | Reggie Wells | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have re-signed free-agent OG Reggie Wells. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Offensive Line

OL | Mike Iupati | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers OL Mike Iupati (ankle) was able to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Oakland Raiders.


Defensive Line

DL | Antwan Odom | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Free-agent DE Antwan Odom (thigh) is in stable condition after suffering a flesh wound in his thigh when he was shot Monday, Aug. 22.

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (head), DL Kyle Vanden Bosch (undisclosed), TE Richard Dickson (knee), OT Jason Fox (foot), DT Andre Fluellen (hand), DT Nick Fairley (foot) and CB Alphonso Smith (foot) did not take part in practice Monday, Aug. 22.

DL | Adam Carriker | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DL Adam Carriker (heel) rode a stationary bike during practice Sunday, Aug. 21. He missed the preseason game Friday, Aug. 19, due to blisters on his heels.

DL | Jason D. Jones | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DL Jason D. Jones (knee) won't need surgery, but he is expected to miss a few weeks, according to head coach Mike Munchak. The coach is hopeful Jones will be able to return for the regular season opener after resting.

DL | Marcus Spears | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DL Marcus Spears (groin) suffered a strained left groin in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, against the San Diego Chargers. "Just a little strain," Spears said after the game. "Nothing too serious."

DL | Ray Edwards | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DE Ray Edwards (knee) may be able to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, after sitting out the first two preseason games.

DL | Shaun Ellis | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DL Shaun Ellis (undisclosed) has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list and has returned to practice.

DL | Mike Patterson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DT Mike Patterson (head) was able to participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 20. Trainer Burkholder said Patterson is taking anti-seizure medication and is able to wait until after the season to undergo surgery.


Linebacker

LB | London Fletcher | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins LB London Fletcher (hamstring) was able to participate in a full practice Sunday, Aug. 21, after missing a week due to a hamstring ailment.

LB | Barrett Ruud | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans LB Barrett Ruud (shoulder), S Nick Schommer (hamstring) and OT David Stewart (hamstring) might return for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Chicago Bears.

LB | Keith Rivers | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Adam Jones (neck), LB Keith Rivers (wrist) and DL Pat Sims (knee) were each unable to play in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, against the New York Jets. Sims is expected to return to practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, however.

LB | Scott Fujita | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis (hamstring), TE Benjamin Watson (hamstring) and LB Scott Fujita (thigh) are participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 21.

LB | Mario Haggan | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos LB Mario Haggan (shoulder) suffered a right shoulder injury Saturday, Aug. 20, but downplayed the injury.

LB | Akeem Ayers | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers (undisclosed) left the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the St. Louis Rams with an undisclosed injury. He was able to run on the sidelined and return a short time later.

LB | DeMeco Ryans | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow) was unable to play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the New Orleans Saints. His return date is unclear.


Cornerback

CB | Josh Wilson | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB Josh Wilson (hamstring, groin) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 21.

CB | Cedric Griffin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Cedric Griffin (knee) was active for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Seattle Seahawks. He did not record any tackles, but he had a pass defended before departing.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (groin) was unable to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the New Orleans Saints. His return date is unclear.

CB | Johnny Patrick | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints RB Joique Bell (knee), DL Jeff Charleston (ankle) and CB Johnny Patrick (knee) were unable to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Houston Texans.

CB | Chris L. Rucker | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts CB Chris L. Rucker (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 19, and was not able to return.


Free Safety

FS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (hamstring) was able to return to practice Sunday, Aug. 21, and said he felt good. He said he is hopeful of playing in the team's third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25.

FS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS LaRon Landry (Achilles', hamstring) tweaked his hamstring during a workout and is not ready to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list.

FS | Malcolm Jenkins | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints FS Malcolm Jenkins (undisclosed) was able to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Houston Texans. He missed time earlier in the week due to an undisclosed ailment. Jenkins recorded two solo tackles.

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