Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 5, 2011 @ 09:47:20 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brodie Croyle | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins worked out free-agent QB Brodie Croyle (Chiefs) Tuesday, Oct. 4.

QB | Trent Edwards | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins worked out free-agent QB Trent Edwards (Raiders) Tuesday, Oct. 4.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the sprain for QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) is near the front of his left foot, which might make it difficult for him to push off if he plays in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans.

QB | David Garrard | Free Agent | Free Agents
The agent for free-agent QB David Garrard (Jaguars) said Tuesday, Oct. 4, that while he and his client rejected initial overtures from the Miami Dolphins due to a lack of guaranteed money, "everyone is still open to the possibility."

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Draft, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach said Tuesday, Oct. 4, that he views QB Colt McCoy much the same way he did QB Sam Bradford, the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft when he was with the St. Louis Rams. "(McCoy's) a young player and in my mind almost a rookie," Shurmur said. "And so his improvement can be great from practice to practice and game to game. I think (he can improve) a lot." McCoy and his teammates are still learning the West Coast offense, and he has a 78.7 QB rating, which ranks 24th in the league.

QB | Kellen Clemens | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins are looking for a quarterback, but they are not interested in free-agent QB Kellen Clemens (Jets), according to a source.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins are looking for a quarterback, as they fear QB Chad Henne (shoulder) might be out for the season. Free-agent QB Jake Delhomme (Browns) is not interested in playing for the team, according to a source.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinald WR Larry Fitzgerald agreed that his synchronicity with QB Kevin Kolb remains a work in progress, but "we're getting better." The duo combined for eight receptions and 102 yards in Week 4, but Fitzgerald wasn't satisfied. "We left a lot of plays on the field, too," Fitzgerald said.

QB | Sage Rosenfels | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Giants announced Tuesday, Oct. 4, that they released WR Brandon Stokley and QB Sage Rosenfels. In corresponding moves, the team promoted OL Jim Cordle and CB Justin Tryon from the practice squad. Also, the team signed free-agent OL Selvish Capers (Redskins) to their practice squad.

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (hip) practiced Tuesday, Oct. 4, and didn't suffer any setbacks.

QB | Chad Henne | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Chad Henne (shoulder) is receiving a second opinion on what the team thinks could be a separated left shoulder. The extent of the injury is unclear, but he could wind up missing the team's Week 6 game against the New York Jets. Henne didn't take part in practice Tuesday, Oct. 4, but is optimistic he won't miss any time.

QB | Matt Moore | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins are concerned that QB Chad Henne's (shoulder) injury to his left shoulder could keep him out for much of the rest of the season. The team is waiting on a second opinion that will determine his status for the rest of the year. QB Matt Moore could be called upon to be the starting quarterback if Henne's injury is serious.


Running Back

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said he fan of giving RB Maurice Jones-Drew more touches in Week 5 after only getting 11 carries in Week 4. Head coach Jack Del Rio said he is no problem with the team trying to throw more.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (foot), C David Baas (neck), DL Rocky Bernard (ribs), LB Michael Boley (knee), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), DL Justin Tuck (groin, neck) and DL Osi Umenyiora (knee) appear on the team's Week 5 injury report.

RB | Daniel Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas (hamstring) said Tuesday, Oct. 4, that he will be ready to return to game action in Week 6 against the New York Jets after the team's bye.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews posted 149 total yards from scrimmage in Week 4 for the second consecutive game. He is fifth in the NFL with 542 yards from scrimmage. "I really haven't done much catching the ball," Mathews said. "And I've found a knack for it, so it's starting to get a lot funner."

RB | Willis McGahee | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said Tuesday, Oct. 4, that RB Willis McGahee has earned the right to get the bulk of the carries after two 100-yard performances over the past three games. "We're in a week-to-week, or a 'What have you done for me lately?' league, so right now, I think it's fair to say Willis is that guy," Fox said. "I think he performance has kind of been the proof."

RB | Cedric Benson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson is expected to be able to play in Week 5, even if the National Football League upholds his three-game suspension. The decision might take another week.

RB | Danny Woodhead | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Danny Woodhead (ankle) appears to have avoided a serious ankle sprain that he suffered in Week 4. There are no broken bones or torn ligaments, he is just dealing with a sprain. It is still unclear if he is in danger of sitting out in Week 5.

RB | Montell Owens | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed RB Montell Owens to an undisclosed contract extension Tuesday, Oct. 4. The deal is probably similar to the three-year, $6.675 million deal that WR Kassim Osgood signed a year ago.

RB | Mewelde Moore | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Mewelde Moore (ankle) suffered a left ankle sprain in Week 4 and could miss Week 5. The team worked out at least one running back today with RB Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring) also banged up.


Wide Receiver

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy (groin) may participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5, for the first time in nearly two months.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (hamstring) said he did not have the extra burst in Week 4 because of his hamstring injury and will continue to rehab the injury until it is completely healed.

WR | Joshua Cribbs | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday, Oct. 4, that he is hopeful WR Joshua Cribbs (knee) and CB Joe Haden (knee) will be ready to return in Week 6 against the Oakland Raiders after the team's bye. Neither player practiced Tuesday.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinald WR Larry Fitzgerald agreed that his synchronicity with QB Kevin Kolb remains a work in progress, but "we're getting better." The duo combined for eight receptions and 102 yards in Week 4, but Fitzgerald wasn't satisfied. "We left a lot of plays on the field, too," Fitzgerald said.

WR | Steve Breaston | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Steve Breaston posted 91 yards receiving on four catches in Week 4, his highest yardage total since Nov. 21, when he was with the Arizona Cardinals playing against the Chiefs. "I'm so excited we won," Breaston said. "Just being out there and contributing, that's the big thing with me. I just want to help the team out."

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson (abdomen, leg) likely suffered a strained muscle in his leg as the result of compensating for an abdominal strain which caused him to miss three practices in the past two weeks. In Week 4, Jackson passed 4,000 yards receiving, moving him into ninth place on the franchise's all-time list with 4,022 yards.

WR | Brandon LaFell | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell has been targeted 16 times through four games, and he has reeled in 12 of those balls for 161 yards and one touchdown.

WR | Legedu Naanee | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he likes what WR Legedu Naanee has brought to the team, and the coach said Naanee has "played well." Naanee was targeted 11 times in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears, but he managed just four grabs for 27 yards. Through four games, he has been targeted 25 times, but he has just eight receptions for 75 yards and no scores.

WR | Julian Edelman | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle) is dealing with an ankle injury and showed up to practice Tuesday, Oct. 4, in a walking boot. His availability for Week 5 is unknown.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Giants announced Tuesday, Oct. 4, that they released WR Brandon Stokley and QB Sage Rosenfels. In corresponding moves, the team promoted OL Jim Cordle and CB Justin Tryon from the practice squad. Also, the team signed free-agent OL Selvish Capers (Redskins) to their practice squad.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) is expected to miss three weeks and will undergo a minor medical procedure Tuesday, Oct. 4, to eliminate scar tissue and speed up the healing process related to his right hamstring strain.

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (elbow), OG Jacob Bell (hamstring), DL James Hall (back), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion), WR Austin Pettis (ankle) and DL Darell Scott (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 4.


Tight End

TE | Brad Cottam | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent TE Brad Cottam (Chiefs) met with the New York Jets, according to a league source.

TE | Brandon Manumaleuna | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent TE Brandon Manumaleuna (Bears) worked out for the New York Jets, according to a league source.

TE | Richard Gordon | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders TE Richard Gordon (hand) suffered a broken hand in Week 4, but he is unlikely to miss much practice time, if any, this week. He returned to play against the New England Patriots with his hand wrapped heavily after the injury, and he'll likely be available since he is more of a blocker and not a pass-catcher.

TE | Michael Hoomanawanui | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (elbow), OG Jacob Bell (hamstring), DL James Hall (back), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion), WR Austin Pettis (ankle) and DL Darell Scott (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 4.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Quinn Ojinnaka | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent OL Quinn Ojinnaka (Rams) and OT Michael Toudouze (Colts). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

OT | Max Starks | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday, Oct. 5, that they have re-signed free-agent OT Max Starks. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OT | Trai Essex | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
The expected signing of free-agent OT Max Starks (Steelers) by the Pittsburgh Steelers has nothing to do with the subpar play of OT Trai Essex in Week 4. The team is simply looking to add depth.

OT | Jonathan Scott | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers C Doug Legursky (shoulder), OT Jonathan Scott (ankle) and CB Bryant McFadden (hamstring) are all expected to return to action this week.


Guard

OG | Jaimie Thomas | Free Agent | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OG Jaimie Thomas (back) has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the anabolic steroid and related substances policy. He is currently on Injured Reserve with a back injury.

OG | Ben Ijalana | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have placed OT Ben Ijalana (knee) and DT Eric Foster (ankle) on Injured Reserve, ending their seasons.

OG | Jacob Bell | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (elbow), OG Jacob Bell (hamstring), DL James Hall (back), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion), WR Austin Pettis (ankle) and DL Darell Scott (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 4.


Offensive Line

OL | Michael Toudouze | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent OL Quinn Ojinnaka (Rams) and OT Michael Toudouze (Colts). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.


Defensive Line

DL | Eric Foster | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have placed OT Ben Ijalana (knee) and DT Eric Foster (ankle) on Injured Reserve, ending their seasons.

DL | Rocky Bernard | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (foot), C David Baas (neck), DL Rocky Bernard (ribs), LB Michael Boley (knee), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), DL Justin Tuck (groin, neck) and DL Osi Umenyiora (knee) appear on the team's Week 5 injury report.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (foot), C David Baas (neck), DL Rocky Bernard (ribs), LB Michael Boley (knee), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), DL Justin Tuck (groin, neck) and DL Osi Umenyiora (knee) appear on the team's Week 5 injury report.

DL | Kentwan Balmer | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals worked out free-agent DL Kentwan Balmer (Panthers), according to a league source.

DL | George Selvie | Free Agent | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have released DL George Selvie.

DL | Antonio Dixon | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Wednesday, Oct. 5, that DL Antonio Dixon (triceps) underwent surgery Tuesday, Oct. 4, to repair his left torn triceps tendon.

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers DL Aaron Smith (foot) will not play in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans due to a mid-foot sprain. DL Ziggy Hood will start at left defensive end.

DL | James Hall | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (elbow), OG Jacob Bell (hamstring), DL James Hall (back), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion), WR Austin Pettis (ankle) and DL Darell Scott (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 4.

DL | Brett Keisel | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Brett Keisel (knee) is expected to return to action in Week 5.


Linebacker

LB | Michael Boley | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (foot), C David Baas (neck), DL Rocky Bernard (ribs), LB Michael Boley (knee), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), DL Justin Tuck (groin, neck) and DL Osi Umenyiora (knee) appear on the team's Week 5 injury report.

LB | Antwan Applewhite | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers have signed free-agent LB Antwan Applewhite (49ers). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Matt McCoy | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks placed LB Matt McCoy (knee) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 4, and signed LB Jameson Konz from the practice squad in a corresponding move. The team also re-signed LB David Vobora and released FB Eddie Williams.

LB | Pisa Tinoisamoa | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears are interested in re-signing LB Pisa Tinoisamoa and will bring him in for a workout.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (eye) is expected to be out "a number of weeks" with a orbital fracture in his right eye, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

LB | Lawrence Timmons | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (eye) will undergo surgery to fix a broken orbital bone around his right eye Wednesday, Oct. 5, and he will be out for Week 5. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Harrison will miss "some time" and LB Lawrence Timmons will take over for Harrison at the right outside linebacker spot. LB Larry Foote will start at inside linebacker.


Cornerback

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said CB Prince Amukamara (foot) likely will not return to the lineup until after the Week 7 bye at the earliest.

CB | Vontae Davis | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Vontae Davis (hamstring) would not commit to saying he would return in Week 6 against the New York Jets after the team's bye. He was able to practice Tuesday, Oct. 4, however.

CB | Brandon Flowers | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers (ankle) said his ankle, which he injured in Week 3 against the San Diego Chargers, was not pain-free in Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings. "I knew it was going to bother me, but I heal very quickly, and I have a high tolerance for pain," Flowers said.

CB | Chris Gamble | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers CB Chris Gamble (concussion) was hopeful of playing in Week 4, but he left practice early last week after sunlight hurt his head and he got dizzy. He said that was a trigger that something wasn't quite right. He is hopeful of returning to the lineup in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (hamstring) said he will definitely be able to play in the Week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers after missing the past three games due to a strained hamstring.

CB | Justin Tryon | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Giants announced Tuesday, Oct. 4, that they released WR Brandon Stokley and QB Sage Rosenfels. In corresponding moves, the team promoted OL Jim Cordle and CB Justin Tryon from the practice squad. Also, the team signed free-agent OL Selvish Capers (Redskins) to their practice squad.

CB | Bryan McCann | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens signed free-agent CB Bryan McCann (Cowboys) to a two-year deal Tuesday, Oct. 4, according to his agent John Biggins. "They're signing him to play," said Biggins. "There's no doubt about that. They've talked to us about him returning kicks and punts, playing on the special teams units and playing in the nickel." Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers C Doug Legursky (shoulder), OT Jonathan Scott (ankle) and CB Bryant McFadden (hamstring) are all expected to return to action this week.


Strong Safety

SS | Sean Considine | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers released SS Sean Considine Tuesday, Oct. 4, and signed free-agent LB Kion Wilson (Chargers) to the practice squad. The team also terminated the contract of CB Kendric Burney from the practice squad.

SS | Jermale Hines | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers claimed free-agent SS Jermale Hines (Colts) off waivers Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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