Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 2, 2011 @ 01:33:37 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel (shoulder) left the team's preseason finale after getting sacked. Cassel's right shoulder was driven into the ground. He left the game immediately and did not return; however, the injury is not believed to be serious.

QB | Greg McElroy | New York Jets | Injury
Updating a previous report, New York Jets QB Greg McElroy (thumb) suffered a dislocated right thumb in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1. The team will know how long he is out once McElroy undergoes X-rays.

QB | Vince Young | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Vince Young (hamstring) suffered a right hamstring injury during the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.


Running Back

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson's new four-year deal will be tacked onto his existing contract, meaning he will remain with the team through the 2016 season. He will make $31 million in the first three years of the extension. Johnson is expected to have a learning curve in the new offense and with new QB Matt Hasselbeck. "You're going to have to think," FB Ahmard Hall said. "You're not going to just be able to roll in and hit the ground running as if coach (Mike) Heimerdinger were still here. Coach Palmer has put in a lot of good things, but the language is different. He's definitely going to have to think. The sooner he gets in the better."

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain (hand) could see a good amount of playing time during the last preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1, because he was not able to play in the first three preseason games due to a broken hand.

RB | Daniel Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas because he is doing a good job picking up the offensive scheme but believes he needs more touches to improve his game. "I need to get more experience," Thomas said. "I need to get more reps. I've got a lot of room for growth. The coaches have said I'm doing a good job picking up the system."


Wide Receiver

WR | Kealoha Pilares | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said he doesn't expect that WR Kealoha Pilares (ankle) will have to go on Injured Reserve. He is out four to six weeks with a high ankle sprain, although Pilares thinks he'll be ready before that.

WR | Mark Clayton | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) could start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which would mean he would sit out at least the first six weeks of the season.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury, Transaction
Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (foot) has cleared waivers and is not on the team's Injured Reserve list.


Tight End

TE | Tony Moeaki | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury during the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.


Place Kicker

PK | Garrett Hartley | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints TE Garrett Hartley (hip) will be out at least six week and could be as many as 10 weeks because of a hip pointer.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Barry Richardson | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs OT Barry Richardson (leg) suffered a left leg injury during the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.


Guard

OG | Reggie Stephens | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OG Reggie Stephens (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1. He is expected to return to the game.


Defensive Line

DL | James Hall | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DE James Hall (back) suffered a lower back injury during the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1. The injury is not considered to be serious.

DL | Shaun Ellis | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DTs Shaun Ellis (undisclosed) and Albert Haynesworth (undisclosed) are expected to play in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DTs Shaun Ellis (undisclosed) and Albert Haynesworth (undisclosed) are expected to play in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.

DL | Kentwan Balmer | Free Agent | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have waived DT Kentwan Balmer.


Linebacker

LB | Clint Sintim | New York Giants | Injury
Updating a previous report, New York Giants LB Clint Sintim (knee) suffered a ruptured patella tendon in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (back) is having a hard time getting in game shape this preseason because he did not have a lot of time to work out during the offseason due to having two back surgeries. Linebackers coach Keith Butler said Harrison will receive a lot of practice time leading up to Week 1 to try to get him into better shape. Harrison said he knows that he will be at full strength at some point but is not sure when.


Cornerback

CB | Syd'Quan Thompson | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Syd'Quan Thompson (Achilles') will be out for the season after he suffered a torn right Achilles in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1.

CB | Leon Hall | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals have signed CB Leon Hall to a four-year, $39-million contract extension, securing him through the 2015 season. The deal includes $14.1 million guaranteed.

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CBs Cortez Allen (hamstring) and Bryant McFadden (groin) are dressed for the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.

CB | Shawntae Spencer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Shawntae Spencer (hamstring) may be on the roster bubble because he has been dealing with a hamstring injury during training camp and coaching staff has not been too impressed with his video from last season. His salary cap hit is $3.2 million this season, which could be a factor in a decision.

CB | Fabian Washington | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Transaction
The New Orleans Saints have placed CB Fabian Washington (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season.

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