Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 29, 2011 @ 14:52:15 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jake Delhomme | Houston Texans | Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Texans reached an agreement to sign free-agent QB Jake Delhomme (Browns) Tuesday, Nov. 29. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) may require surgery after the season to fix his injured pectoral muscle. The injury appears to be significantly hurting Jackson's ability to heave the ball downfield; he has completely only two passes that have gone for more than 20 yards in the last two weeks.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman (thumb) initially injured his right thumb during an accident at a firing range Oct. 31, in which he required five stitches. The team was previously saying he suffered a sprained thumb Oct. 23. The stitches were taken out a week later. Tampa Bay said Freeman did not violate his contract by firing a weapon. He hasn't worn a protective wrap on his thumb in the last two games.

QB | Dan Orlovsky | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Dan Orlovsky will start over QB Curtis Painter in Week 13 versus the New England Patriots, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Orlovsky has gone 14-for-21 with 122 yards this season.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Vince Young is expected to start in Week 13. QB Michael Vick (ribs) will not practice Tuesday, Nov. 29, although he will throw on the side and is making progress.

QB | Andrew Luck | NCAA | Draft
The Indianapolis Colts will likely select Andrew Luck in the 2012 NFL Draft should the team land the No. 1 overall pick.

QB | Tyler Palko | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said Monday, Nov. 28, that QB Tyler Palko remains the starting quarterback, but he acknowledged that QB Kyle Orton will be given every opportunity to win the job before Week 13. "Tyler's the starter," Haley said, "but as we do every week and with every position, if we feel Kyle or Ricky (Stanzi) gives us a chance to win, we'll make that determination."

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning threw his third interception in the red zone of the season in Week 12. Manning has thrown 16 interceptions in the red zone in his career.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Monday, Nov. 28, that QB Matt Hasselbeck (forearm) had no issues after the Week 12 game after suffering a forearm injury last week.

QB | T.J. Yates | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak likes the mobility of QB T.J. Yates, who is expected to start in Week 13 against the Atlanta Falcons. "He's very mobile. He moves around very good. He took off that one time yesterday and slid a little bit before the first down but that's something he can give us. He can move around. He's very athletic," Kubiak said Monday, Nov. 28.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (thumb) and head coach Mike Tomlin both said Monday, Nov. 28, that Roethlisberger's broken thumb wasn't an issue in Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Roethlisberger did come up short of extending his streak to 18 games with at least 200 or more yards passing. "I didn't think it was a factor," Tomlin said of Roethlisberger's thumb. "In terms of execution we didn't habe any discussions regarding it - he or myself, the medical staff. It was a non-issue."

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy (elbow) fell on his elbow in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals, and it is sore. However, McCoy is expected to be fine.

QB | Matt Leinart | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans QB Matt Leinart (collarbone) will need to have season-ending surgery to fix a fractured collarbone. The surgery will take place within the next week. QB T.J. Yates will start versus the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13, with QB Kellen Clemens as the backup.


Running Back

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (toe) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 29.

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (ankle), along with S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Houston (knee) and DL Lawrence Jackson (thigh) were not practicing Tuesday, Nov. 29. Smith had his ankle wrapped but was not using crutches to get around.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said there is no timetable yet for the return of RB Darren McFadden (foot) to the lineup. Jackson wants to make sure McFadden is at full strength. "I think when the player is ready to play I'll know, because he'll be ready to go at full speed and obviously the player you mentioned, Darren, we gotta get his conditioning back first and foremost," Jackson said.

RB | Aaron Brown | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have re-signed free-agent RB Aaron Brown. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Fullback

FB | Reagan Mauia | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals promoted WR Jaymar Johnson from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Nov. 29, and released FB Reagan Mauia in a corresponding move. The team also re-signed TE Stephen Skelton to the practice squad.

FB | Jerome Felton | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agents
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said on his Twitter page that the team claimed free-agent FB Jerome Felton (Panthers) off waivers.


Wide Receiver

WR | Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice (concussion) is not practicing Tuesday, Nov. 29, and is highly unlikely to play in Week 13 against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Dec. 1. "Very slim that he has any chance of playing," head coach Pete Carroll said. Rice has suffered two concussions in the last three games. He will be replaced in the lineup by WR Ben Obomanu, and WR Golden Tate will see more action.

WR | Jaymar Johnson | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals promoted WR Jaymar Johnson from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Nov. 29, and released FB Reagan Mauia in a corresponding move. The team also re-signed TE Stephen Skelton to the practice squad.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he anticipates WR Miles Austin (hamstring) will play in the team's Week 13 game. However, Jones added Austin will be monitored throughout the week. "I do, yes," Jones said during a radio appearance Tuesday, Nov. 29. "But I don't know. I saw him yesterday and he was moving around real well. (Austin) said he could go Sunday, but we'll see how this week goes along. We don't want to push that, because we've got a lot of football ahead of us. By the same token, we could use him. We've missed him."

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (rib) suffered a rib contusion in the Week 12 game Monday, Nov. 28, against the New Orleans Saints. It was believed he suffered a head injury after a helmet-to-helmet hit, as he walked off the field wobbly before being checked by trainers. He was able to return and finish the game.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Mike X. Williams (shoulder) said Monday, Nov. 28, that he needs to work harder to get back on track, and he wouldn't use his shoulder injury as an excuse why he went without a grab in Week 12. "I wasn't playing good anyway so I don't think it mattered if I was healthy or not," Williams said. He dropped two balls before departing.

WR | Doug Baldwin | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin has fallen off pace to become the team's first 1,000-yard receiver since WR Bobby Engram in 2007. He still leads the club in receptions with 37, and yardage with 604.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Monday, Nov. 28, that WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) made it through the Week 12 game without any setbacks. "Andre came out fine. He played too much," Kubiak said. "Dang it, I had him in there too many plays. He got tired on me. He took a step forward. It's going to take a few weeks for him to get back to himself, but for the progress he's made to play yesterday and caome out of the game okay, I feel good about that."

WR | A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was gushing about WR A.J. Green Monday, Nov. 28, after his solid performance in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns. "He's the best first-round draft pick I've ever been around," Lewis proclaimed. "He continues to amaze me, every day."

WR | Greg Little | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Greg Little dropped several balls in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals, and left after the game without speaking to reporters. Head coach Pat Shurmur said it is a sign that Little was bothered, and cares. "He dropped too many balls," Shurmur said. "I don't expect that to be a trend."

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Injury, , Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Mario Manningham (knee) went through warmups Monday, Nov. 28, running routes and catching passes. However, he is among the team's seven inactive players for the Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints. WRs Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks will be the team's starters.


Tight End

TE | Marcedes Lewis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis had another crucial dropped pass in Week 12 against the Houston Texans. It's a problem he has deal with this season, dropping several passes. Head coach Jack Del Rio said Monday, Nov. 28, that he had a conversation with Lewis after the drop. "I said there is a lot of football to be played. You've got to find a way to bounce back," Del Rio said. "That was a horrible miss - everybody knows it. You know it, and I know it. You can't hide from it, and you can't go back and change it. So do everything you can go get yourself out of a funk. Fight your butt off for usfor the rest of the ballgame."

TE | Jared Cook | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans TE Jared Cook (concussion) has passed all of his concussion tests and is expected to play in Week 13.


Offensive Tackle

OT | King Dunlap | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT King Dunlap (concussion) and LB Moise Fokou (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 29.

OT | David Mims | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs promoted OT David Mims from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Nov. 29.

OT | Jared Gaither | Free Agent | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs have released OT Jared Gaither, according to a league source.

OT | David Stewart | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Monday, Nov. 28, that OT David Stewart (calf) might practice Wednesday, Nov. 30. Munchak said Stewart is feeling good. The coach also complimented OT Mike Otto, who filled in for Stewart in Week 12.


Defensive Line

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DL Cullen Jenkins (thumb) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 29.

DL | Lawrence Jackson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (ankle), along with S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Houston (knee) and DL Lawrence Jackson (thigh) were not practicing Tuesday, Nov. 29. Smith had his ankle wrapped but was not using crutches to get around.

DL | Ndamukong Suh | Detroit Lions | Transaction
Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh has been suspended two games without pay for stomping an opponent in Week 12. The NFL said this was Suh's fifth violation of on-field rules in the last two seasons. He will not be permitted to practice with the team or take part in any activities during the suspension.

DL | Alan Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DL Alan Branch (ankle), LB David Hawthorne (knee), CB Byron Maxwell (illness) and CB Richard Sherman (calf) were listed as limited participants in practice Monday, Nov. 28.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
Updating a previous report, New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora (ankle) will not return in the Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints after suffering an ankle sprain in the first half.

DL | Dave Ball | Tennessee Titans | Injury,
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Monday, Nov. 28, that DL Dave Ball (concussion) brings energy to the team, but he will still be careful to limit Ball's reps going forward. Ball was inactive in Week 11, but returned to action in Week 12 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

DL | Phil Taylor | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday, Nov. 28, that CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle) is doing well despite DL Phil Taylor falling on him in the Week 12 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

DL | Mike DeVito | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DE Mike DeVito (knee) will not play in Week 13 because of a sprained medial collateral ligament he suffered in Week 12.


Linebacker

LB | Keith Rivers | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals LB Keith Rivers (wrist) will stay on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list and might not be activated until after the season.

LB | Greg Lloyd Jr. | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles placed LB Moise Fokou (ankle) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 29, and promoted LB Greg Lloyd Jr. from the practice squad in a corresponding move.

LB | Larry Foote | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LBs Chris Carter (hamstring) and Larry Foote (hamstring) are both dealing with hamstring injuries. Carter will be questionable for Week 13, but Foote's injury isn't as serious.

LB | Mark Herzlich | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Mark Herzlich (ankle) said X-rays on his injured ankle suffered in Week 12 were negative. He also said there's no swelling in the ankle, but it is sore.

LB | David Hawthorne | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DL Alan Branch (ankle), LB David Hawthorne (knee), CB Byron Maxwell (illness) and CB Richard Sherman (calf) were listed as limited participants in practice Monday, Nov. 28.

LB | Barrett Ruud | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans LB Barrett Ruud (groin) might need more time to recover from a groin injury, according to head coach Mike Munchak. If so, LB Colin McCarthy might make another start in Week 13. McCarthy racked up a team-high 10 tackles in Week 12 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Monday, Nov. 28, that LB Ray Lewis (toe) has a "sprained toe or turf toe," and it doesn't sound like he is a certainty to play in Week 13 against the Cleveland Browns.

LB | Chris Gocong | Cleveland Browns |
With LB Scott Fujita (hand) out for Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens, LB Chris Gocong is expected to move to strongside linebacker, with LB Kaluka Maiava playing weakside linebacker, according to head coach Pat Shurmur Monday, Nov. 28. LB D'Qwell Jackson will remain at middle linebacker.

LB | David Vobora | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks have placed LB David Vobora (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season. In a corresponding move, the team claimed free-agent LB Adrian Moten (Colts) off waivers.

LB | Chad Jones | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Chad Jones (leg) is doing cutting and agility drills, running uphill and participating in 100-yard sprints as part of his rehab. He has also been running 10 100-yard dashes with resistance in cleats. "Now that he can do these activities without pain and swelling, his endurance is gradually getting better," physical therapist John Moran continued. "He no longer has a big inflammatory response to his training. He can run and do cutting drills at lunch and come in that night and squat 300-plus pounds. Come back the next day and do it all over again, without soreness and pain." He plans to take part in full-contact training at some point in February.

LB | Dannell Ellerbe | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring) is hopeful of returning to the lineup in Week 13 against the Cleveland Browns.


Cornerback

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CBs Nnamdi Asomugha (knee) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 29.

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (ankle), along with S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Houston (knee) and DL Lawrence Jackson (thigh) were not practicing Tuesday, Nov. 29. Smith had his ankle wrapped but was not using crutches to get around.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring) said he hopes to fully participate during practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

CB | Cassius Vaughn | Denver Broncos | Injury, Transaction
The Denver Broncos promoted S Kyle McCarthy and LB Mike Mohamed from the practice squad to the active roster Monday, Nov. 28. CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) has been placed on the Injured Reserve.


Strong Safety

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating a previous item, Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (concussion) is not experiencing concussion-like symptoms after being knocked out in Week 12, and head coach Mike Tomlin is "confident at this juncture" that Polamalu will start in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Polamalu will take concussion tests later this week.

SS | Gerald Sensabaugh | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys SS Gerald Sensabaugh (foot) said he plans to be at least a limited participant during practice this week. He is no longer wearing a walking boot like he did last week.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (ankle), along with S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Houston (knee) and DL Lawrence Jackson (thigh) were not practicing Tuesday, Nov. 29. Smith had his ankle wrapped but was not using crutches to get around.

FS | Darren Sharper | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent FS Darren Sharper (Saints) is planning to retire.

FS | Mike C. Adams | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday, Nov. 28, that FS Mike C. Adams (shoulder) suffered a sprained shoulder in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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