Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 23, 2011 @ 09:03:59 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Monday, Aug. 22, that QB Matt Hasselbeck (chest) will return to practice Wednesday, Aug. 24.

QB | Jason Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (concussion) did not practice Monday, Aug. 21, after suffering a concussion in the preseason loss Saturday, Aug. 20, against the San Francisco 49ers. There's no immediate word on when Campbell will return to the practice field.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler was sacked just once in one half of play in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 22, against the New York Giants. He finished the nine completing 12-for-21 passes for 171 yards.

QB | Mark Brunell | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he is not sure if QB Mark Brunell (calf) will be ready for the start of the regular season because of a pulled calf muscle.

QB | Jeremiah Masoli | Free Agent | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers have released QB Jeremiah Masoli and PK Fabrizio Scaccia.

QB | Rex Grossman | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he will wait to name his Week 1 starting quarterback until right before the game. He said the competition between QBs John Beck and Rex Grossman is close and would be comfortable with either as the starting quarterback.

QB | Terrelle Pryor | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Draft
The Oakland Raiders have selected Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor in the third round of the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft. The Raiders now will not have a third round choice in the 2012 NFL Draft.


Running Back

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson said he is angry and confused over the team's decision to start RB C.J. Spiller in the team's last preseason game. Jackson feels he should be the No. 1 running back. "I was shocked," Jackson said. "I feel like a No. 1 back, and I should be treated like one. As far as what's going on, you would have to ask them. I'm going to come out here and compete. I feel like I have been competing. I feel like I have done everything I can. It's been like that for two or three years, and nothing has changed." He could ask for a trade if the Bills hand his job to Spiller. "If that's an avenue I have to take, I would definitely be open to it," Jackson said.

RB | Kory Sheets | Free Agent | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have released RB Kory Sheets.

RB | Larry Johnson | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have signed free-agent RB Larry Johnson (Redskins) after a tryout. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee) is receiving all the first-team reps in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, with RBs Peyton Hillis (hamstring) and Brandon Jackson (toe) out. He looks to be 100 percent. He's cutting well and showing a quick burst to the hole.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OT Gosder Cherilus (knee), RB Jahvid Best (head), DL Kyle Vanden Bosch (undisclosed), OT Jason Fox (foot), DL Nick Fairley (foot), WR Rashied Davis (undisclosed) and CB Alphonso Smith (foot) are sitting out practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

RB | Ryan Williams | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams (knee) underwent surgery Monday, Aug. 22, to repair a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee. He is out for the season.

RB | Taiwan Jones | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 22.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (face) was able to practice Monday, Aug. 22. He is making his way back from a broken orbital bone.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said RB Ryan Mathews had an "oustanding" preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, against the Dallas Cowboys. "He's going to get a chance to show he's in great shape because he's going to get opportunities," Turner said. "I love what we're going. I love the combination of he and (RB Mike Tolbert)."

RB | Johnny White | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills RB Johnny White (head) slammed his head on the turf in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Denver Broncos. He was carted off on a stretcher and briefly hospitalized, but he flew home with the team. White is expected to miss the remainder of the preseason.

RB | Da'Rel Scott | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB Da'Rel Scott had just one carry in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 22, against the Chicago Bears, but he made it count. The rookie out of Maryland ripped off a 97-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs rushed for 48 yards in the preseason win against the Chicago Bears Monday, Aug. 22, including an 18-yard touchdown in which he faked out S Major Wright so badly, that the Bears defender crumpled to the turf.

RB | Marion Barber III | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III had a game-high 13 carries for 49 yards in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 22, against the New York Giants. Barber also added five receptions for 31 yards.

RB | Caleb King | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have signed undrafted free-agent RB Caleb King (Georgia). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Derrick Ward | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (concussion) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 22.

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.


Wide Receiver

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (shoulder) did not participate in drills during practice Tuesday, Aug. 23. Johnson has said he expects to play in the team's next preseason game, so his absence was likely just scheduled rest.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt will meet Tuesday, Aug. 23, with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his arrests during the lockout. "I guess they finally found me," Britt said Monday, Aug. 22. "But yeah, I heard from coach (Mike) Munchak, and we'll meet tomorrow and see what happens."

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (hand) was back at practice Monday, Aug. 22, for the first time since breaking his left hand.

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said Monday, Aug. 22, that WR Malcom Floyd (concussion) is "fine" after suffering a head injury in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, against the Dallas Cowboys.

WR | Patrick Crayton | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Patrick Crayton (ankle) will have arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs in his ankle and will be out 10 to 14 days.

WR | Seyi Ajirotutu | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WRs Seyi Ajirotutu (undisclosed) and Vincent Brown (hamstring) are expected to return from injury to practive Tuesday, Aug. 23.

WR | Roscoe Parrish | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WRs Craig Davis (leg) and Roscoe Parrish (hamstring) remain sidelined due to injuries.

WR | Donald Jones | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR Donald Jones (head) is expected to miss the remainder of the preseason due to a head injury. He was hit by Denver Broncos S Rahim Moore with a shoulder to the head in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20. Jones said he feels fine, and is not suffering any post-concussion symptoms.

WR | Naaman Roosevelt | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Naaman Roosevelt (ankle) will miss a few weeks due to an ankle injury. Head coach Chan Gailey said Monday, Aug. 22, that early indication is that Roosevelt will be ready for the regular season opener.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz got the start in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 22, against the Chicago Bears. He made a nice 21-yard catch on a fourth-down play, and he finished with 40 yards on three grabs. However, he was also chewed out by offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride after one play as well.

WR | Dominique Zeigler | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Dominique Zeigler (knee) has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list and is participating in practice Monday, Aug. 22.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings WRs Percy Harvin (ribs) and Greg Camarillo (groin), TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring), DE D'Aundre Reed (hamstring) and LBs Kenny Onatolu (foot) and Heath Farwell (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 22.

WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (knees), OT Derek Sherrod (knee) and LB Brad Jones (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 22. Head coach Mike McCarthy said the team hopes Cobb will be able practice this week and that Sherrod will be able to play in the third preseason game.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WRs Brandon Banks (knee) and Malcolm Kelly (foot) and FS LaRon Landry (Achilles) are not expected to play in the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25.

WR | Jason Avant | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jason Avant (knee) is participating in practice Monday, Aug. 22.

WR | Dexter McCluster | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley indicated WR Dexter McCluster likely will be used out of the backfield this season because the team did not have the offseason to teach him how to be a slot receiver. McCluster likely would be used as a multi-purpose back instead of just a third down back.

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.


Tight End

TE | Michael Hoomanawanui | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui (calf) suffered a calf injury during practice Monday, Aug. 22, and was not able to finish practice.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings WRs Percy Harvin (ribs) and Greg Camarillo (groin), TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring), DE D'Aundre Reed (hamstring) and LBs Kenny Onatolu (foot) and Heath Farwell (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 22.

TE | John Carlson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks are getting more concerned about the labrum injury that is keeping TE John Carlson (shoulder) from practicing or playing in preseason games.

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.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Gosder Cherilus | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OT Gosder Cherilus (knee), RB Jahvid Best (head), DL Kyle Vanden Bosch (undisclosed), OT Jason Fox (foot), DL Nick Fairley (foot), WR Rashied Davis (undisclosed) and CB Alphonso Smith (foot) are sitting out practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

OT | Joe Thomas | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns reached an agreement with OT Joe Thomas Monday, Aug. 22, on a seven-year, $84 million extension with roughly $44 million guaranteed.

OT | William Beatty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT William Beatty (foot) left the preseason game Monday, Aug. 22, against the Chicago Bears for X-rays on a foot injury. The results were negative.

OT | Trai Essex | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed free-agent OL Trai Essex. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team waived OL Nevin McCaskill.

OT | Derek Sherrod | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (knees), OT Derek Sherrod (knee) and LB Brad Jones (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 22. Head coach Mike McCarthy said the team hopes Cobb will be able practice this week and that Sherrod will be able to play in the third preseason game.

OT | Ryan Harris | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Ryan Harris (back), DE Juqua Parker (calf) and DT Antonio Dixon (back) are not participating in practice Monday, Aug. 22.

OT | Russell Okung | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OT Russell Okung (ankle) is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season after suffering an ankle injury in the first preseason game. The injury is not as bad as first thought.


Guard

OG | Todd Herremans | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Todd Herremans (finger) suffered a dislocated finger during practice Monday, Aug. 22, but is expected to be able to play once the regular season starts.


Defensive Line

DL | Mike McAdoo | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with former North Carolina DL Mike McAdoo. McAdoo went undrafted in the league's supplemental draft, though the Ravens reportedly held interest in him prior to it. McAdoo projects as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.

DL | Kyle Vanden Bosch | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OT Gosder Cherilus (knee), RB Jahvid Best (head), DL Kyle Vanden Bosch (undisclosed), OT Jason Fox (foot), DL Nick Fairley (foot), WR Rashied Davis (undisclosed) and CB Alphonso Smith (foot) are sitting out practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OT Gosder Cherilus (knee), RB Jahvid Best (head), DL Kyle Vanden Bosch (undisclosed), OT Jason Fox (foot), DL Nick Fairley (foot), WR Rashied Davis (undisclosed) and CB Alphonso Smith (foot) are sitting out practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

DL | Corey Wootton | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears DL Anthony Adams (undisclosed), CB Zackary Bowman (head), LB Lance Briggs (undisclosed), RB Harvey Unga (personal) and DL Corey Wootton (undisclosed) were unable to play due to injury in the preseasoon game Monday, Aug. 22.

DL | Mike Patterson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid indicated that DT Mike Patterson (head) could see a small amount of playing time in the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) said his the rehab from his knee surgery is going faster than he originally thought but he will not return until his knee is healed enough that he can explode off it. Umenyiora said he is excited to play this season even though he is unhappy with his contract.

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.


Linebacker

LB | Lawrence Timmons | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers and LB Lawrence Timmons have agreed to a new six-year contract. The deal, announced early Tuesday, Aug. 23, will pay Timmons $50 million through 2016.

LB | Stephen Cooper | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Stephen Cooper (biceps) suffered a torn biceps muscle in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, against the Dallas Cowboys. He will have surgery and be placed on the season-ending Injured Reserve list.

LB | David Vobora | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks have signed free-agent LB David Vobora (Rams). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team released RB Vai Taua.

LB | Frank Zombo | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Frank Zombo (shoulder) suffered a broken scapula during warmups prior to the second preseason game and could miss a significant amount of time. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he is not sure Zombo is a candidate to go on Injured Reserve at this point.


Cornerback

CB | Terrell Thomas | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas (knee) will likely miss the entire season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 22, against the Chicago Bears. He limped off the field with help from the medical staff, and he appeared to be favoring his right knee. CB Aaron Ross will likely assume Thomas' tsarting right cornerback position, with CB Corey Webster starting at LCB.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings were scheduled to meet with free-agent CB Kelvin Hayden (Colts) Monday, Aug. 22.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (groin) is participating in practice Monday, Aug. 22, and may be able to play in the third preseason game.


Strong Safety

SS | Taylor Mays | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals acquired SS Taylor Mays from the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Aug. 22, according to a source.

SS | Steve Gregory | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said Monday, Aug. 22, that SS Steve Gregory (neck) is "fine" after suffering a neck ailment in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, against the Dallas Cowboys.


Free Safety

FS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WRs Brandon Banks (knee) and Malcolm Kelly (foot) and FS LaRon Landry (Achilles) are not expected to play in the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25.

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