Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 8, 2011 @ 11:06:47 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Byron Leftwich | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Byron Leftwich (arm) underwent surgery to repair the broken arm he suffered during the third preseason game. Leftwich said it will take him two to three months to recovery from the injury.

QB | David Garrard | Free Agent | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh declined comment Wednesday, Sept. 7, when asked if the team is interested in free-agent QB David Garrard (Jaguars).

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a continuing story, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said via Twitter Thursday, Sept. 8, that QB Peyton Manning (neck) could be out of the lineup for awhile. Irsay added the team will compete hard in Manning's absence.

QB | Kerry Collins | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Kerry Collins has impressed teammates with how quickly he has picked up the offense. "It took me about three years to learn this offense and (Collins) has somehow learned it in about three weeks," TE Dallas Clark said. "He's got to learn everyone's position, the protections, the routes, so he's got a lot on his plate."

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel (rib) said again Wednesday, Sept. 7, that he'll be ready for Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. "No doubt in my mind," Cassel said. "I feel good. I feel like I'm ready to go." He was injured in the preseason finale last week, and he indicated that he might not be at full strength Sunday. If he cannot play, QB Tyler Palko would get the starting nod.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals have indicated that they hope retired QB Carson Palmer would return this season but people close to Palmer said that will not happen. The Bengals appear concerned about having QB Andy Dalton as their starting quarterback.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Donovan McNabb (wrist), CB Chris Cook (hamstring) and TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 7.


Running Back

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall will continue to be the primary rusher during goal line situations this season.

RB | Isaac Redman | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman said he will receive a series each half to be the primary runner and will remain the short yardage runner except near the goal line. Redman said he will also see a lot of time on third downs.

RB | Daniel Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7, and is being held out of practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

RB | Larry Johnson | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins re-signed RB Larry Johnson to an undisclosed deal Thursday, Sept. 8.

RB | Marion Barber III | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) will be held out of the team's Week 1 game with a calf injury, according to a league source. RB Kahlil Bell will serve as the backup to RB Matt Forte.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson will be monitored by running backs coach Jim Skipper during the Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars because the Titans do not want to overload Johnson and injure him. "We'll take the actions that we have to during the course of the game," said offensive coordinator Chris Palmer regarding Johnson's amount of work. Johnson has done well against the Jaguars in the past, rushing 111 times for 632 yards, good for a 5.7 yards per carry. The best game of Johnson's career - a 228 yard outing in 2009 - came against the Jaguars.

RB | Javon Ringer | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
The Tennessee Titans expect RB Javon Ringer (back, hip) to return to practice Thursday, Sept. 8. If he isn't healthy enough to play for Week 1, the team may have to add another running back to the roster.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) said he may not know until just before the kickoff of Week 1 if he will be able to play against the Indianapolis Colts. "You can't really expect anything with hamstrings," Foster said. He noted he is just taking it day by day, and noted the injury is frustrating. "You can't escape them (injuries), if you play this game for a long time. You just have to maintain them, and take care of them when they happen," Foster said. The Texans plan to evaluate Foster again Thursday, Sept. 8.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew, FB Greg Jones, DT Tyson Alualu and CB Rashean Mathis did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7, but none of the absences were injury related.

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain (hand), WRs Brandon Banks (knee) and Donte' Stallworth (shoulder) and FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

RB | Bernard Scott | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals RB Bernard Scott (hamstring) and DE Carlos Dunlap (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

RB | Tashard Choice | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys RB Tashard Choice (knee) and DE Marcus Spears (groin) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 7.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (ankle) will participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

RB | Stevan Ridley | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley (undisclosed) is participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.


Wide Receiver

WR | Vincent Brown | San Diego Chargers | Injury, , Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (hamstring) is expected to be inactive in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings. He missed practice again Wednesday, Sept. 7.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (illness) said Wednesday, Sept. 7, that he will be full-go, and expects to start in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams in his hometown.

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (knee) was able to practice for the third straight session Wednesday, Sept. 7. Head coach Hue Jackson is likely to reveal his starters Thursday, Sept. 8.

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy (undisclosed) is likely to be declared out for Week 1 against the Denver Broncos. He was unable to practice Wednesday, Sept. 7. An official determination will likely be made Thursday, Sept. 8.

WR | Derek Hagan | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan (undisclosed) was able to return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team has not decided if they will use WR Percy Harvin as a kick returner this season but they are not sure if it is worth it to use Harvin with the new kickoff rules.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

WR | Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice (shoulder), OG Robert Gallery (knee) and OT Jarriel King (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (foot) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 7.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WRs Anthony Gonzalez (hamstring) and Blair White (back) were limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

WR | Jonathan Baldwin | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin (thumb) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) and OT Marcus Gilbert (concussion) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

WR | Joshua Cribbs | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WRs Joshua Cribbs (hamstring), Mohamed Massaquoi (foot) and Carlton Mitchell (finger) and SS T.J. Ward (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WRs Joshua Cribbs (hamstring), Mohamed Massaquoi (foot) and Carlton Mitchell (finger) and SS T.J. Ward (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

WR | Titus Young | Detroit Lions | Injury
Cleveland Browns OT Tony Pashos (ankle), LB Titus Young (ankle) and CB Eric Hagg (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

WR | Steve E. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WR Steve E. Smith (knee), TE Clay Harbor (shoulder), OT Winston Justice (knee), DE Juqua Parker (calf), DT Antonio Dixon (back), DT Trevor Laws, FS Nate Allen (knee) and SS Jaiquawn Jarrett (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

WR | Derrick Mason | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 7.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 7.

WR | Lance Moore | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore (groin) and PK Garrett Hartley (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7, and have been ruled out for Week 1.

WR | Logan Payne | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Logan Payne (wrist) and OL Robert Turner (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 1.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (thigh) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.


Tight End

TE | Kyle Nelson | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs announced Wednesday, Sept. 7, that they have signed TE Kyle Nelson to their practice squad.

TE | Kevin Boss | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders TE Kevin Boss (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 7, although there is still time for him to return to get meaningful reps before the regular season opener Monday, Sept. 12, against the Denver Broncos. He is likely to be listed as questionable.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Donovan McNabb (wrist), CB Chris Cook (hamstring) and TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 7.

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

TE | Benjamin Watson | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns TE Benjamin Watson (hip), LB Chris Gocong (shoulder) and FS Usama Young (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

TE | Michael Hoomanawanui | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 1.

TE | Martellus Bennett | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett (ankle) and CB Terence Newman (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.


Place Kicker

PK | Garrett Hartley | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore (groin) and PK Garrett Hartley (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7, and have been ruled out for Week 1.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Tony Pashos | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OT Tony Pashos (ankle) has shed the walking boot and returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 8. Head coach Pat Shurmur said Pashos will start Week 1 if there are no setbacks.

OT | Tyron Smith | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Updating a previous item, Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith (knee) is expected to miss two to four weeks with a hyperextended knee.

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer (undisclosed) was unable to practice Wednesday, Sept. 7. If he cannot play in the regular season opener Monday, Sept. 12, against the Miami Dolphins, OT Nate Solder would likely start.

OT | James Carpenter | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OT James Carpenter worked at left guard during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7, in place of injured OG Robert Gallery (knee).

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers TE Ryan Taylor (hip) and OT Chad Clifton (knee) listed as probable for Week 1.


Guard

OG | Robert Gallery | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice (shoulder), OG Robert Gallery (knee) and OT Jarriel King (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.


Defensive Line

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Justin Tuck (neck) was not practicing during the media access portion of practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (foot) and OT Jason Fox (foot) were the only two players that did not take part in the portion of practice Thursday, Sept. 8, open to media.

DL | Kyle Vanden Bosch | Detroit Lions | Injury
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions DL Kyle Vanden Bosch (personal) was absent from practice Wednesday, Sept. 7, due to a "non-injury" reason, according to the team.

DL | Jason D. Jones | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Updating a previous report, Tennesssee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Wednesday, Sept. 7, that he is hopeful DL Jason D. Jones (knee) can return to practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

DL | Antonio Garay | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DL Antonio Garay (knee) was able to practice in full Wednesday, Sept. 7. It was his first practice since a preseason game Aug. 21. "He had a good practice today," head coach Norv Turner said. "I hope he can be 100 percent for Sunday."

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (knee), LB Jonathan Goff (knee) and CB Prince Amukamara (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

DL | Carlos Dunlap | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals RB Bernard Scott (hamstring) and DE Carlos Dunlap (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

DL | James Hall | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DEs James Hall (back) and Eugene Sims (oblique) were limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

DL | Mike Neal | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DE Mike Neal (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 1.

DL | Marcus Spears | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys RB Tashard Choice (knee) and DE Marcus Spears (groin) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 7.

DL | Jonathan Babineaux | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons OT Tyson Clabo (elbow) and DT Jonathan Babineaux (knee, shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.


Linebacker

LB | Shaun Phillips | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Shaun Phillips (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7, and he is expected to be ready for Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings.

LB | Jonas Mouton | San Diego Chargers | Injury
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers LB Jonas Mouton (shoulder) was unable to practice Wednesday, Sept. 7, and he is unlikely to be active in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings.

LB | David Hawthorne | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB David Hawthorne (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

LB | Gary Brackett | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (ankle) and OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (toe) were limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

LB | Jonathan Goff | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (knee), LB Jonathan Goff (knee) and CB Prince Amukamara (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.


Cornerback

CB | Alphonso Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions CB Alphonso Smith (foot) isn't quite ready to go full-speed in a game. "He probably won't be ready right now, he wasn't ready in training camp, but we'll just take it slow and get him back," head coach Jim Schwartz said Wednesday, Sept. 7.

CB | Shawntae Spencer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Shawntae Spencer (hamstring) and FS Reggie Smith (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

CB | Rashad Carmichael | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Rashad Carmichael (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

CB | Chris Cook | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Donovan McNabb (wrist), CB Chris Cook (hamstring) and TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 7.

CB | Asher Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Asher Allen (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (knee, shoulder) suffered a hyperextended knee injury during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7. He underwent an MRI Wednesday, but it came back normal. He will have his knee checked out again Thursday, Sept. 8.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew, FB Greg Jones, DT Tyson Alualu and CB Rashean Mathis did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7, but none of the absences were injury related.

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (knee), LB Jonathan Goff (knee) and CB Prince Amukamara (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

CB | Kelly Jennings | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OG Otis Hudson (knee), LB Dontay Moch (foot), CB Kelly Jennings (hamstring) and FS Taylor Mays (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets TE Jeff Cumberland (hamstring), DL Marcus Dixon (knee), DL Kenrick Ellis (hamstring), RB Joe McKnight (illness), OL Brandon Moore (illness), DL Ropati Pitoitua (ankle), DL Sione Pouha (knee) and CB Darrelle Revis (hip) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 7.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett (ankle) and CB Terence Newman (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

CB | Dunta Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons C Rob Bruggeman (concussion), DE Lawrence Sidbury (ankle) and CB Dunta Robinson (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.


Strong Safety

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu said he is feeling great and does not have any lingering effects from the Achilles injury that hampered him last season.

SS | Michael Mitchell | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders SS Michael Mitchell (knee) was unable to practice again Wednesday, Sept. 7, although there is still time for him to get meaningful reps before the regular season opener Monday, Sept. 12, againts the Denver Broncos. Mitchell is likely to be listed as doubtful.


Free Safety

FS | Dashon Goldson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers FS Dashon Goldson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

FS | Antoine Bethea | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts S Antoine Bethea (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 7.

FS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain (hand), WRs Brandon Banks (knee) and Donte' Stallworth (shoulder) and FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

FS | T.J. Ward | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WRs Joshua Cribbs (hamstring), Mohamed Massaquoi (foot) and Carlton Mitchell (finger) and SS T.J. Ward (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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