Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 25, 2011 @ 10:03:34 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco may play through the third quarter in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25. Flacco lasted one series into the third quarter last week and the coaches have harped on getting him more reps.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck (tongue) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 24. He said his tongue was still hurting after he bit hard enough to draw blood after a hit during the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the St. Louis Rams.


Running Back

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (head) is unlikely to play in the team's upcoming preseason game after suffering a concussion last week.

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (knee) will likely return to practice Thursday, Aug. 25, and play in the team's preseason game versus the Oakland Raiders. Ingram has missed the last two days of practice with knee soreness.

RB | Javon Ringer | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Javon Ringer (hip) was unable to practice again Wednesday, Aug. 24. Head coach Mike Munchak said Ringer is questionable to play Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Chicago Bears.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant restructured his contract, taking a $1 million pay cut. His salary cap number decreased from $4.797 million to $3.797 million, and his base salary went from $3.5 million to $2.5 million. With the restructuring, Grant's base salary this season was fully guaranteed against both injury and skill. If the team were to release him, they'd still be on the hook for his entire 2011 salary. Restructuring his contract likely helps his chances of making the team's final roster.

RB | Daniel Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said the team wants to see RB Daniel Thomas run with more confidence and hit the hole harder rather than being hesitant. "He was just telling me I need to get it in there and to stop tippy-toeing and everything like that. It was true though," Thomas said.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said he is not sure if there was progress made during the meeting with RB Chris Johnson Wednesday, Aug. 24, but he believes the meeting was beneficial. Reinfeldt expects to talk with Johnson's agent in the next day or two.


Wide Receiver

WR | Ramses Barden | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants WR Ramses Barden (ankle) remains on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list, but he was able to do sprints during practice Wednesday, Aug. 24.

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Mario Manningham (personal) was away from the team Wednesday, Aug. 24. due to a personal issue.

WR | Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox continues to work hard to re-gain his starting job from WR Roy Williams. "He and I talked about that. And the good thing about it is, you got (Knox) who is fighting and working hard," receivers coach Darryl Drake said. :And believe you and me, (Williams) also understands Johnny is there, and Johnny is hungry, and Johnny wants his spot back. And if things don't start changing, then Johnny is going to be in there."

WR | Roy Williams | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Roy Williams is in danger of losing his starting job if he doesn't show improvement soon, according to receivers coach Darryl Drake. "I understand that Roy's got some things to do, as far as getting in shape, but that's not my fault, and that's not my concern," Drake said. "My concern is making sure, when we play Atlanta (in Week 1), we got the best guys out there, that is going to give us the best chance to win. And if (WR Johnny Knox) is that guy, then he needs to be out there."

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt (hamstring, quadriceps) remains uncertain for the team's third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Chicago Bears. He said he is still not fully recovered from his injury. He was able to return to practice Wednesday, Aug. 24, however.

WR | Titus Young | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Titus Young (hamstring) took part in the two-minute drill at the end of practice Wednesday, Aug. 24. He has yet to participate in a full practice. "Just taking it day by day," Young said. "It feels good to be back out there with the guys. Taking it day by day and doing the best I can."

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (concussion, eye) returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Aug. 24. He suffered a concussion and was poked in the eye in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, against the Dallas Cowboys.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson got the day off from practice Wednesday, Aug. 24.

WR | Steve E. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles president Joe Banner said the team does not expect WR Steve E. Smith (knee) to start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (shoulder) and DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (shoulder) could sit out the third preseason game because of sore shoulders.

WR | Ruvell Martin | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent WR Ruvell Martin (Seahawks). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) did not participate in the walkthrough Wednesday, Aug. 24, because of a sore hamstring.


Tight End

TE | Kevin Boss | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders TE Kevin Boss (knee) remained sidelined for practice Wednesday, Aug. 24, and he is still considered week-to-week. He is unlikely to play in the next preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the New Orleans Saints.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury and will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27.


Place Kicker

PK | Lawrence Tynes | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Brian Jackson (hip), QB Sage Rosenfels (illness, back) and PK Lawrence Tynes (quadriceps) were unable to practice Wednesday, Aug. 24.

PK | Sebastian Janikowski | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski lined up for a 64-yard field goal attempt at the end of practice Wednesday, Aug. 24, and he nailed it to the delight of coaches, fans and teammates.


Offensive Tackle

OT | William Beatty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT William Beatty (migraine, foot) is sidelined due to a migraine, in addition to a foot injury which forced him out of the preseason game Monday, Aug. 22, against the Chicago Bears.

OT | Adam Koets | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OL Adam Koets (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Wednesday, Aug. 24.

OT | Nate Solder | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen (hamstring), TE Lee Smith (undisclosed) and OT Nate Solder (undisclosed) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 24.


Guard

OG | Anthony Herrera | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OG Anthony Herrera (knee) will start at right guard in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, and will play at least one quarter.


Defensive Line

DL | Marcell Dareus | Buffalo Bills | Injury
The leg injury suffered in practice Wednesday, Aug. 24, by DL Marcell Dareus (leg), is reportedly not believed to be too serious.

DL | Antonio Garay | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers NT Antonio Garay (knee) and LB Travis LaBoy (groin) missed practice again Wednesday, Aug. 24. Head coach Norv Turner remains hopeful both will be ready to play in the team's third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against he Arizona Cardinals.

DL | Kentwan Balmer | Free Agent | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks have released DL Kentwan Balmer.

DL | Kyle Vanden Bosch | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (shoulder) and DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (shoulder) could sit out the third preseason game because of sore shoulders.

DL | Ray Edwards | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DE Ray Edwards (knee) will play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27.

DL | Brian Price | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Brian Price (pelvis, hamstring) is expected to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27.


Linebacker

LB | Barrett Ruud | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DL Pannel Egboh (undisclosed), LB Barrett Ruud (shoulder) and OT David Stewart (hamstring) were all able to return to practice Wednesday, Aug. 24.

LB | Stephen Cooper | San Diego Chargers | Injury
Just three days after suffering a torn biceps muscle, San Diego Chargers LB Stephen Cooper (biceps) was back at practice Wednesday, Aug. 24. His arm was heavily wrapped, and he is trying to play through the injury.

LB | Kevin Bentley | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent LB Kevin Bentley (Texans) Wednesday, Aug. 24.

LB | Kirk Morrison | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills signed free-agent LB Kirk Morrison (Jaguars) Wednesday, Aug. 24.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Sam Hurd (leg), DE Corey Wootton (knee), DT Anthony Adams (calf), LB Lance Briggs (undisclosed) and CB Mike Holmes (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 24.

LB | Brandon Siler | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs LB Brandon Siler (Achilles) will miss the entire 2011 season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon during practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

LB | Shawne Merriman | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman (leg) could sit out the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, because of a leg injury.


Cornerback

CB | Domonique Foxworth | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly thinking about trading CB Domonique Foxworth. Foxworth is scheduled to earn $7 million this year and may not start. When the lockout ended, Foxworth alluded he would not be surprised if the team traded or released him.

CB | Orlando Scandrick | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys and CB Orlando Scandrick have reached an agreement Wednesday, Aug. 24, on a five-year extension worth $27 million, including $10 million guaranteed.

CB | Brian Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants will sign free-agent CB Brian Williams (Falcons).

CB | Dre' Bly | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants could be interested in free-agent CB Dre' Bly (Lions) because they worked him out last season.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants worked out free-agent CBs Lito Sheppard (Vikings) and CB Brian Williams (Falcons) Wednesday, Aug. 24.


Strong Safety

SS | Ahmad Black | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Ahmad Black (ankle) will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, because of a high ankle sprain.

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