Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 24, 2011 @ 05:10:05 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jimmy Clausen | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers QB Jimmy Clausen (elbow) is considered questionable for the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25, because of soreness in his throwing elbow.

QB | Max Hall | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals have waived injured QB Max Hall (shoulder). He would go on Injured Reserve if he goes through waivers unclaimed.

QB | Brodie Croyle | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals have signed free-agent QB Brodie Croyle (Chiefs) and P Dave Zastudil (Browns). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
The Indianapolis Colts officials do not believe QB Peyton Manning (neck) will be ready for Week 1, but Manning remains hopeful that he will be able to play in the game.

QB | Kerry Collins | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said on his Twitter page that the team has agreed to terms with free-agent QB Kerry Collins (Titans). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks are hurting, with QBs Max Hall (shoulder) and John Skelton (ankle) hurting. The team is pursuing free-agent QB Brodie Croyle (Chiefs). Right now, WR Early Doucet is the emergency quarterback behind QBs Kevin Kolb and Richard Bartel.

QB | Mark Brunell | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Mark Brunell (calf) is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. Brunell did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, because of his pulled calf.


Running Back

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (hand) sat out a few snaps during inside running drills Tuesday, Aug. 23. He was shaking his left hand, but he was able to return.

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (knee) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, due to a knee injury. However, head coach Sean Payton said he expected the rookie back soon.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said Tuesday, Aug. 23, that the plan for now is to allow RB Ray Rice to keep running until he gets tired. When that happens, he's supposed to let Cameron know and RB Ricky Williams will come in. "We will leave a lot of it up to (Ray) and we will be smart too because we want Ray full speed at the end of games," Cameron said.

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

RB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis (back) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, because of back stiffness. Head coach Pat Shurmur said Hillis is expected to play in the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) and DE Aaron Kampman (knee) will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, but are expected to play in the final preseason game.

RB | Cedric Benson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson said he has not received any notification that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wants to meet with him about his arrest last month. He is hoping to avoid any discipline for his off-field incident during the lockout.

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets RB Shonn Greene (foot) said his foot is fine and that he expects to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27. He said he did not have any lingering effects after initially having some swelling and pain because of a low-grade infection.

RB | Danny Woodhead | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots RB Danny Woodhead (head) and LB Gary Guyton (undisclosed) are participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 23.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson said he and his agent will meet with general manager Mike Reinfeldt Wednesday, Aug. 23, to talk about his contract situation.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is participating in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, for the first time during training camp. Head coach Jason Garnett said he wants to get Murray as many reps as possible.


Fullback

FB | Heath Evans | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent FB Heath Evans (Saints) has decided to retire from professional football.


Wide Receiver

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles'), LB Mario Haggan (shoulder) and FS David Bruton (concussion) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy would not say if WR Randall Cobb (knees) will be able to play in Week 1 after suffering bruises to both knees during the preseason. Cobb said he is day-to-day at this point and is trying to get healthy. If Cobb is not able to play, RB Alex Green and WR Jordy Nelson would be candidates to be the kick returner in Week 1.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said WR Plaxico Burress (back) has a lower back issue and will be evaluated after individual drills Wednesday, Aug. 24. Ryan did not seem too concerned about the injury.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant took part in punt return drills Tuesday, Aug. 23, for the first time since the early part of training camp.

WR | Seyi Ajirotutu | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu (muscle strain) remained limited in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, as he makes his way back from a muscle strain.

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (concussion), who hit his head on the turf in Dallas in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, was unable to practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

WR | Patrick Crayton | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WRs Patrick Crayton (ankle) and Kelley Washington (knee) remain sidelined, and are likely gone until just before the start of the regular season.

WR | Vincent Brown | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (hamstring) was able to return to a full practice Tuesday, Aug. 23. "He's way behind," head coach Norv Turner said. "He's got a lot of work to do to get to where he's on the same page with everyone on the offensive football team."

WR | Jonathan Baldwin | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin (thumb) will have the pins removed from his thumb in two weeks. Baldwin is likely to miss the regular season opener.

WR | Danario Alexander | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams WR Danario Alexander (knee) had the option to undergo surgery to clean out his left knee but decided against the surgery and will continue fight through the swelling he has having in the knee.


Tight End

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (hamstring) grabbed his left hamstring in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, after catching a pass near the sidelines. However, Witten was able to return after missing just four snaps.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) was back at practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

TE | Evan Moore | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns TE Evan Moore (concussion) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

TE | Michael Hoomanawanui | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui (calf) is out two weeks because of a strained calf. He will then be considered day-to-day after the two weeks.


Place Kicker

PK | David Buehler | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys PK David Buehler (hip) hopes to be cleared to practice Wednesday, Aug. 24, and to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Minnesota Vikings. Buehler vows to fight for his job against PK Shayne Graham, who was signed Tuesday, Aug. 23, and PK Dan Bailey.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Marcus McNeill | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OT Marcus McNeill (knee) continues to rehab his surgically repaired knee. He might be ready to return for the final preseason game Sept. 1.

OT | Jeff Otah | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (Achilles'), FB Tony Fiammetta (concussion), OT Jeff Otah (knee) and OG Geoffrey Schwartz (hip) were unable to practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens have signed free-agent OT Bryant McKinnie (Vikings). Terms of the contract were not disclosed but it is expected to be a one-year or two-year deal.

OT | Nate Solder | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OT Nate Solder (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23. Solder did not appear to have any injuries after practice.


Guard

OG | Montrae Holland | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Montrae Holland (back) took part in a conditioning workout before practice Tuesday, Aug. 23. He is expected to return to practice next week.

OG | Scott Kooistra | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OG Scott Kooistra (spinal) had successful spinal cord surgery Tuesday, Aug. 23. Kooistra and his agent are "praying for a full recovery."

OG | Carl Nicks | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OG Carl Nicks (knee) suffered a knee contusion in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, and he was unable to practice Tuesday, Aug. 23. Head coach Sean Payton said he expects Nicks to be sidelined for a week, and he likely won't play Sunday, Aug. 28, against the Oakland Raiders.

OG | Brandon Moore | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets OG Brandon Moore (hip) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, and is scheduled to start in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27.


Offensive Line

OL | Robert Turner | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said OL Robert Turner (leg) will be out for several weeks but will not be placed on Injured Reserve.


Defensive Line

DL | Ty Warren | Denver Broncos | Injury
The Denver Broncos will not place DT Ty Warren (triceps) on Injured Reserve at this time because they hope he will be able to play later in the season. Warren underwent surgery Tuesday, Aug. 23, to repair a torn triceps.

DL | Antonio Garay | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers NT Antonio Garay (knee) and DL Travis LaBoy (groin) remained sidelined for practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

DL | Jacques Cesaire | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Antwan Barnes (knee), DL Jacques Cesaire (foot), SS Steve Gregory (neck) and TE Kory Sperry (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

DL | Kevin Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings DT Kevin Williams (foot) has plantar fasciitis and will not play in the final two preseason games.

DL | Aaron Kampman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) and DE Aaron Kampman (knee) will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, but are expected to play in the final preseason game.

DL | Pat Sims | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DT Pat Sims (knee) said he plans on returning to practice this weekend and play in the final preseason game. He is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list because of a knee injury.

DL | Jimmy Kennedy | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants have signed free-agent DT Jimmy Kennedy (Vikings). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Brian Price | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Brian Price (pelvis) and CB Myron Lewis (hamstring) are participating in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DT Albert Haynesworth (undisclosed) is fully participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.


Linebacker

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he hopes LB Jon Beason (Achilles') will be able to play in the Week 1 even though he recently underwent a procedure on his injured Achilles' tendon.

LB | DeMeco Ryans | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow) remains day to day, head coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday, Aug. 23. His status for the next preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, is uncertain.

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Free Agent | Free Agents
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Tuesday, Aug. 23, that it is conceivable that the team will check into signing either free-agent LB Kirk Morrison (Jaguars) or Lofa Tatupu (Seahawks).

LB | Kirk Morrison | Free Agent | Free Agents
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Tuesday, Aug. 23, that it is conceivable that the team will check into signing either free-agent LB Kirk Morrison (Jaguars) or Lofa Tatupu (Seahawks).

LB | Keith Brooking | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Keith Brooking (hamstring) was back on the practice field Tuesday, Aug. 23, after missing a few weeks due to a strained hamstring injury. Brooking said he only got 13 reps during practice Tuesday. However, head coach Jason Garrett made it clear that Brooking will have a significant role this season.

LB | Stephen Cooper | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Stephen Cooper (biceps) will try to play despite a torn biceps muscle. "I told them, 'Let me go out there and do it,'" Cooper said Tuesday, Aug. 23. "I said, 'If you don't feel like I'm doing my job or playing up to expectations, then you make the judgment.'" Cooper did not practice Tuesday, but he might suit up for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Arizona Cardinals.

LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (foot) admitted to being rusty in his return to action in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 19, and he said he needs to get in better football shape. "He was rusty. What he's done, he's knocked it off," head coach Ron Rivera said. "The biggest thing you see with Thomas is more and more comfort he gets within the system, you can see him start to just let it go and play."


Cornerback

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (groin) was able to practice for a second straight day Tuesday, Aug. 23, after missing the first two preseason games due to a groin injury. "He looked good," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "I had him work outside full-time. He took a step forward. If he keeps going, he'll get his playing time (Saturday)."

CB | Shawntae Spencer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Shawntae Spencer (hamstring) is considered day-to-day because he is dealing with a hamstring injury he suffered last week.

CB | Dunta Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said CB Dunta Robinson (hamstring) likely will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, because of a hamstring injury. Smith said the injury is not serious.

CB | Brian Witherspoon | New York Giants | Injury, Transaction
The New York Giants have waived injured WR Sam Giguere (groin) and CB Brian Witherspoon (knee).

CB | Terrell Thomas | New York Giants | Injury, Transaction
The New York Giants have placed CB Terrell Thomas (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants are expected to work out free-agent CB Lito Sheppard (Vikings) Wednesday, Aug. 24.


Strong Safety

SS | Adrian Wilson | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals SS Adrian Wilson (biceps) was able to return to the practice field on a limited basis Tuesday, Aug. 23. "It felt good to be back out," Wilson said. "Still geting some rust out. We'll see where I am at (in) September. Everything is on the up and up."

SS | Ahmad Black | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Roy Miller (knee) and SS Ahmad Black (ankle) are not participating in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23. Miller said he is close to returning and hopes to play in the final preseason game.


Free Safety

FS | Gibril Wilson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals FS Gibril Wilson (knee) will be able to play in the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25.

FS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS LaRon Landry (Achilles') said he believes that he will be ready for the start of the regular season.

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