Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 30, 2011 @ 14:30:31 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck) will not play in the team's final preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Sept. 1. However, he feels like he is getting healthier. The team is saying Manning will practice on a "scripted" basis.

QB | Charlie Batch | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Charlie Batch is the likely candidate to be the team's backup quarterback following the injury to QB Byron Leftwich (arm). Head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday, Aug. 29, that a final determination on the new backup will not be made until after the final preseason game. Tomlin gave QB Ben Roethlisberger a day off practice Monday, Aug. 29, and split the repetitions between Batch and QB Dennis Dixon.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a six-year deal with QB Michael Vick that is worth $100 million, including $40 million in guaranteed money.


Running Back

RB | Kevin Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots worked out free-agent RB Kevin Smith (Lions) Tuesday, Aug. 30.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (face) will likely not play in the team's preseason finale.

RB | Javon Ringer | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Javon Ringer (hip) is likely to miss a third straight preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1, against the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Mike Munchak is confident Ringer's absence won't hurt going forward. "If he's a rookie, I'd say maybe quite a bit," Munchak said. "But the fact he's been here and knows our systems and it hasn't changed that much."

RB | Cedric Benson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson is not expected to miss any regular season games due to an arrangement between Benson's attorney and a Texas county prosecutor.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) was able to jog during practice Monday, Aug. 29, and said the plan is to play in Week 1.


Fullback

FB | Mike Karney | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks are bringing in free-agent FB Mike Karney (Rams) for a visit Tuesday, Aug. 30. The team looked at him before training camp and kept in touch.

FB | Jerome Felton | Free Agent | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have released FB Jerome Felton.


Wide Receiver

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) caught a couple dozen passes during warm-up drills in practice when he was still on the Physically Unable to Perform list. General manager Trent Baalke immediately intervened and had Crabtree leave the area. Baalke then reported what happened to the NFL offices. It's unclear if the 49ers will be penalized.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (illness) said he will start in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams. "I feel fine. I feel ready," Maclin said. The team and Maclin's doctors are confident that his symptoms related to cancer will not return.

WR | Domenik Hixon | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Domenik Hixon could be used to return punts this year after WR Jerrel Jernigan muffed three punts and also fumbled Monday, Aug. 29.

WR | Nate Burleson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (elbow) will sit out of the team's final preseason game with an elbow contusion.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (neck) talked to reporters Tuesday, Aug. 30, and said he's fine. Welker added it is up to the coaching staff whether he plays.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (hand) will likely sit out the team's preseason finale.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot) said his surgically-repaired foot no longer hurts. "Right now we're trying to get calcium to build up," Sanders said of his time off since an early-camp medical procedure. "I'm getting more reps (in practice)." It is a good possibility Sanders will play in the team's preseason finale.

WR | Kevin Curtis | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kevin Curtis did not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug,. 27, against the Chicago Bears, leaving him with just a couple of practices and a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1, against hte New Orleans Saints, to make an impression. "It's kind of on me," Curtis said. "I've got one game left and the window is kind of small. But I've got one game to show that I can help them out."

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WRs Donald Driver and Greg Jennings might play sparingly in the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, against the Kansas City Chiefs, and they might not play at all.

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (quadriceps), DT Casey Hampton (elbow), LB James Farrior (undisclosed) and SS Troy Polamalu (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 29.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 28, and is on track to play in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1. Britt said his hamstring is around 90 to 95 percent at this time.

WR | Lee Evans | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens WR Lee Evans (undisclosed) was not present during practice Monday, Aug. 29, but offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said he expects Evans to return to practice in the near future. Evans had a protective boot on during practice Saturday, Aug. 27.


Tight End

TE | Jermaine Gresham | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (ankle) missed a second straight practice Monday, Aug. 29.


Place Kicker

PK | John Kasay | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal with free-agent PK John Kasay (Panthers) Tuesday, Aug. 30. The team is worried about the health of PK Garrett Hartley (hip).

PK | Garrett Hartley | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal with free-agent PK John Kasay (Panthers) Tuesday, Aug. 30. The team is worried about the health of PK Garrett Hartley (hip).

PK | Dave Rayner | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys placed LB Bruce Carter (knee) and PK Kai Forbath (undisclosed) on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Aug. 30. Also, the team signed free-agent PK Dave Rayner (Lions) to an undisclosed deal.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Ryan O'Callaghan | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs waived PK Todd Carter Tuesday, Aug. 30, and placed OT Ryan O'Callaghan (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve.

OT | Oniel Cousins | Cleveland Browns | Injury
The Cleveland Browns were awarded OT Oniel Cousins off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens Tuesday, Aug. 30. The move was made by the Browns in case they have to place OG Eric Steinbach (back) on the Injured Reserve. Steinbach is dealing with a bulging disc in his back and may need surgery. OG Jason Pinkston has been working with the first team.


Guard

OG | Eric Steinbach | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OG Eric Steinbach (back) will undergo surgery to fix a "disc issue" in his back after practice Tuesday, Aug. 30. The team will wait to put him on the Injured Reserve until after the procedure.


Defensive Line

DL | Alex Brown | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
New Orleans Saints DL Alex Brown tweeted Tuesday, Aug. 30, that he has been released by the team. "It saddens me to say that I have been released from the Saints because they're a first class organization and I will miss it. Good luck to the guys and Who Dat Nation keep roaring... My family and I had a blast here.. Thanks."

DL | Sione Pouha | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DL Sione Pouha (knee) was scratched from the preseason game for precautionary reasons Monday, Aug. 29. The team wanted to get a look at DTs Martin Tevaseu and Kenrick Ellis.

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Alphonso Smith (foot), OT Johnny Culbreath (undisclosed), DT Nick Fairley (foot), OT Jason Fox (foot) and WR Nate Burleson (elbow) did not take part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 30.

DL | Derrick Morgan | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DLs Jacob Ford (hamstring, Jason D. Jones (knee) and Derrick Morgan (knee) are each unlikely to play in the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, against the New Orleans Saints.

DL | Carlos Dunlap | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DLs Carlos Dunlap (knee) and Jason Shirley (calf) missed practice Monday, Aug. 29. Dunlap sprinted and drill drills on the side, however, while Shirley rode an exercise bike.

DL | Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants DL Mathias Kiwanuka (groin) suffered a groin injury early in the second quarter of the preseason game Monday, Aug. 29, against the New York Jets. "This is not serious at all," Kiwanuka said. "It is one of those things that in the preseason you want to make sure you are healthy. Confident I will be back when the season starts if not sooner than that."


Linebacker

LB | DeMeco Ryans | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 29, but will not play in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1. Ryans said he is confident that he will be able to play Week 1.


Cornerback

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
The Dallas Cowboys would like CB Mike Jenkins (stinger) to play in the team's final preseason game this week. However, it is unclear if he will be cleared for contact by then. Jenkins and CB Terence Newman (groin) are still the team's starting corners.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (hip) will have his practice repetitions monitored but his injury isn't considered serious. FB John Conner (ankle) will not practice this week and is in a walking boot. QB Mark Brunell (calf) is also out this week. WR Logan Payne (wrist) will need to undergo surgery on his wrist.

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Bryant McFadden (hamstring,groin) aims to play in the team's preseason finale. Head coach Mike Tomlin said McFadden remains a starter despite his absence.

CB | Adam Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed Monday, Aug. 29, that the club is leaning toward CB Adam Jones (neck) stating the season on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list.


Strong Safety

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (quadriceps), DT Casey Hampton (elbow), LB James Farrior (undisclosed) and SS Troy Polamalu (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 29.


Free Safety

FS | James Sanders | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent FS James Sanders (Patriots) is scheduled to meet with the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, Aug. 30.

FS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said FS LaRon Landry (Achilles') will not start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Landry will not play in the final preseason game.

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