Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 1, 2011 @ 10:44:08 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler is not expected to play in the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, against the Cleveland Browns.

QB | Terrelle Pryor | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor worked on his footwork and dropback with offensive coordinator Al Saunders after practice Wednesday, Aug. 31.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck), WRs Austin Collie (foot) and Anthony Gonzalez (hamstring) and FS Antoine Bethea (hamstring) will not play in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.


Running Back

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Fantasy
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with RB Chris Johnson on a new four-year deal worth $53.5 million with $30 million in guaranteed money.

RB | Fred Taylor | Retired | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Fred Taylor (Patriots) plans to retire as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday, Sept. 2. The team will sign him so that he can retire as a member of the team.

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton (hamstring) might be able to make his preseason debut Thursday, Sept. 1, against the Minnesota Vikings. It appears he is fighting RB Chris Ogbonnaya for the potential fourth RB spot behind RBs Arian Foster (hamstring), Derrick Ward and Ben Tate.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) is expected to play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, against the St. Louis Rams. He is likely to play a limited number of snaps. Head coach Jack Del Rio indicated Drew would play 10 to 15 snaps. Jones-Drew is making his way back from arthroscopic surgery in January.

RB | Rashad Jennings | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings (knee) injured his knee in the last preseason game, and he was seen on crutches Tuesday, Aug. 30. It's unlikely he'll play in the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1.

RB | Kahlil Bell | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Kahlil Bell has helped solidify his spot on the 53-man roster with improved special teams play. "It's important because we've won so many games with our special teams," head coach Lovie Smith said.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 31, but he was able to run on the side. Lynch has been ruled out for the preseason finale Friday, Sept. 2, against the Oakland Raiders, but he is likely to be ready for the regular season opener.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (undisclosed) was able to practice Wednesday, Aug. 31, after missing the session Tuesday, Aug. 30.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the San Francisco 49ers have officially signed RB Frank Gore to a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed but earlier reports indicated that it was worth $21 million.

RB | Kevin Faulk | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Kevin Faulk (knee) acknowledged that he probably will start the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

RB | Laurence Maroney | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Laurence Maroney (Broncos) is looking to sign with a new team after being acquitted of a misdemeanor marijuana charge in St. Louis. Maroney's attorney said Maroney has two workouts set up but would not disclose which teams.

RB | Clinton Portis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to work out free-agent RB Clinton Portis (Redskins) at some point this week.

RB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns are considering the possibility of signing RB Peyton Hillis to a new long-term deal at some point.


Fullback

FB | John Conner | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets FB John Conner (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle during the third preseason game Monday, Aug. 29, but head coach Rex Ryan expects Conner to be ready for Week 1.


Wide Receiver

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys RB Tashard Choice (knee), CB Terence Newman (groin), LB Bradie James (foot), WR Miles Austin (hamstring) and OG Kyle Kosier (back) will not play in the team's preseason finale.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Chris Carter (undisclosed), WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) and CB Ike Taylor (thumb) will miss the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, against the Carolina Panthers.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot) is expected to make his preseason debut Thursday, Sept. 1, against the Carolina Panthers.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins waived WR Malcolm Kelly Tuesday, Aug. 30, and he said he is considering retirement. "As much as I love this thing, I'm not going to go out there and kill myself," Kelly said. "It's one thing to have one injury, man, but to have as many as I've had, it's to the point where it is what it is."

WR | Mark Clayton | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee), who re-signed earlier Wednesday, Aug. 31, is on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list for now. The team will have to make an official decision on his status by Saturday, Sept. 3.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday, Aug. 31, that he is unsure if he'll let WR Jacoby Ford (hand) play in the preseason finale Sept. 2, against the Seattle Seahawks. Jackson also said Ford is going to return kicks this season and might even see time on punt returns in certain situations.

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 31, albeit in a limited capacity. Schilens worked out with a team trainer while teammates went through position and full-team drills. He was on the field for two hours for the first time since his injury Aug. 11.

WR | Ben Obomanu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks WRs Ben Obomanu (head) and Isaiah Stanback (hamstring) were unable to practice Wednesday, Aug. 31, and their status is in question for the preseason finale Friday, Sept. 2, against the Oakland Raiders.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Mike X. Williams (toe) was unable to practice Wednesday, Aug. 31, due to a toe injury. It's uncertain if he'll be able to play in the preseason finale Friday, Sept. 2, against the Oakland Raiders.

WR | Lance Moore | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore (groin) was able to return to the practice field Wednesday, Aug. 31.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck), WRs Austin Collie (foot) and Anthony Gonzalez (hamstring) and FS Antoine Bethea (hamstring) will not play in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.


Tight End

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) has been ruled out for the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, against the Houston Texans.

TE | Kevin Boss | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders TE Kevin Boss (knee) is doing light jogging, and he is hopeful of playing in the regular season opener. "Right now, we're just focusing on getting back as soon as possible," Boss said. Boss said he suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Aug. 20.


Place Kicker

PK | Garrett Hartley | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints PK Garrett Hartley (hip) was unable to practice Wednesday, Aug. 31, and his status for the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, is uncertain.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jeff Otah | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OT Jeff Otah (knee) will start Thursday, Sept. 1, in the team's preseason finale after missing the last three games with swelling in his knee.

OT | Eben Britton | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said Wednesday, Aug. 31, that OT Eben Britton (back) and TE Zach X. Miller (knee) are on track to be ready in Week 1. Britton had a procedure on a herniated disk, while Miller is returning from a sprained right knee.

OT | Marcus Cannon | New England Patriots | Injury, Transaction
Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots placed OL Marcus Cannon (illness) on the reserve.non-football injury list Wednesday, Aug. 31. Cannon is out until at least Week 7.

OT | Russell Okung | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OT Russell Okung (ankle) participated in team drills Wednesday, Aug. 31, for the first time since suffering his injury in the first preseason game. He worked with the second team, and didn't look to be full speed, but he might be ready for the regular season opener.

OT | Ryan Diem | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OG Ryan Diem (elbow) is considered a game-time decision for the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.

OT | Andrew Whitworth | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to a two-year contract extension with OT Andrew Whitworth. Financial terms were not disclosed. Whitworth's contract now runs through the 2015 season.


Guard

OG | Carl Nicks | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OG Carl Nicks (knee) might be able to get back on the field for the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, against the Tennessee Titans.


Defensive Line

DL | Corey Wootton | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith confirmed that none of the injured players will play in the team's preseason finale. That includes LB Lance Briggs (knee), DL Anthony Adams (calf), RB Marion Barber III (calf), DE Corey Wootton (knee), WR Sam Hurd (ankle) and TE Desmond Clark (knee).

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have had discussions with DL Jay Ratliff's agent, Mark Slough, about a contract extension, according to a source. Ratliff would become an unrestricted free agent after the 2012 season under his current contract. Ratliff's base salary this season is $3.75 million and $4.875 million in 2012.

DL | Aaron Kampman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Aaron Kampman (knee) is expected to play a limited amount of snaps in the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, against the St. Louis Rams. Kampman has been limited in practice, and has not played in the previous three preseason games.

DL | Kevin Vickerson | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos DL Kevin Vickerson (ankle) was back on the practice field Wednesday, Aug. 31, for the first time this week after being held out due to a left ankle injury.

DL | Elvis Dumervil | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos DL Elvis Dumervil (groin) was held out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 31, to rest a groin injury he suffered Tuesday, Aug. 30.

DL | Cameron Jordan | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints DL Cameron Jordan (personal) was not at practice Wednesday, Aug. 31, for the second consecutive day, but head coach Sean Payton said his absence was not injury related.

DL | Marvin Austin | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DT Marvin Austin (pectoral) underwent surgery Tuesday, Aug. 30, to repair a torn pectoral muscle.

DL | Alex Brown | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DE Alex Brown (Saints) said he is not ruling out the possibility of re-signing with New Orleans Saints but understands a deal would be unlikely.

DL | Sione Pouha | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DT Sione Pouha (knee) said he will definitely be ready to play Week 1 even though he suffered a mild medial collateral ligament sprain during the first preseason game. He said he does not expect to wear a knee brace during the season.


Linebacker

LB | Bradie James | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys RB Tashard Choice (knee), CB Terence Newman (groin), LB Bradie James (foot), WR Miles Austin (hamstring) and OG Kyle Kosier (back) will not play in the team's preseason finale.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith confirmed that none of the injured players will play in the team's preseason finale. That includes LB Lance Briggs (knee), DL Anthony Adams (calf), RB Marion Barber III (calf), DE Corey Wootton (knee), WR Sam Hurd (ankle) and TE Desmond Clark (knee).

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (Achilles') is out for the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

LB | Brandon Spikes | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DL Mike Wright (undisclosed) and LBs Brandon Spikes (ankle) and Dane Fletcher (thumb) have returned to practice but likely will not play in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.


Cornerback

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys RB Tashard Choice (knee), CB Terence Newman (groin), LB Bradie James (foot), WR Miles Austin (hamstring) and OG Kyle Kosier (back) will not play in the team's preseason finale.

CB | Ike Taylor | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Chris Carter (undisclosed), WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) and CB Ike Taylor (thumb) will miss the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, against the Carolina Panthers.

CB | Antwaun Molden | New England Patriots | Transaction
The New England Patriots claimed CB Antwaun Molden (Texans) off waivers Wednesday, Aug. 31.

CB | Tracy Porter | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints SS Roman Harper (finger) and CB Tracy Porter (knee) might see time in the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1. "We'll try to get some of the veteran players, or guys who have been starters, some playing time," head coach Sean Payton said. "Specifically, we'll try to get (Porter) snaps. We'll try to get (Harper) snaps."

CB | Jerome Murphy | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Transaction
The St. Louis Rams have placed CB Jerome Murphy (ankle) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction, Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with free-agent CB Kelvin Hayden (Colts). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Strong Safety

SS | Roman Harper | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints SS Roman Harper (finger) and CB Tracy Porter (knee) might see time in the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1. "We'll try to get some of the veteran players, or guys who have been starters, some playing time," head coach Sean Payton said. "Specifically, we'll try to get (Porter) snaps. We'll try to get (Harper) snaps."

SS | Michael Mitchell | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy (hamstring, groin), TE Kevin Boss (knee), LB Sam Williams (undisclosed), CB Jeremy Ware (ankle) and SS Michael Mitchell (knee) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 31.


Free Safety

FS | Antoine Bethea | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck), WRs Austin Collie (foot) and Anthony Gonzalez (hamstring) and FS Antoine Bethea (hamstring) will not play in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.

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