Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 5, 2011 @ 10:44:04 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (ribs) said he fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 5, and expects to play in Week 14.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) will be examined by Dr. Randy Viola, the surgeon who worked on his hand, when the team flies to Denver this week. He may not return this season.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Free Agent | Free Agents
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester said he is not in favor of the team signing free-agent QB Donovan McNabb (Vikings). Hester believes McNabb could not get up to speed fast enough with the Bears' offense to make a difference. And Hester even suggested that McNabb's arrival could be counterproductive, as any time spent working with McNabb would take away from time the rest of the offense needs to work with QB Caleb Hanie. "It's going to be tough right now to pick up a quarterback that hasn't played in the Mike Martz offense," Hester said. "This is a difficult offense to run, so as far as a quarterback who hasn't played in the offense, right now it's going to be a waste of time."

QB | Kyle Orton | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs QB Kyle Orton (finger) was not wearing any bandaging in the locker room following the team's Week 13 game.

QB | Josh McCown | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
After the struggles of Chicago Bears QB Caleb Hanie in Week 13 and QB Josh McCown not deemed ready enough after more than a week of orientation with the offense, team management will be in conversations Monday, Dec. 5, about free-agent QB Donovan McNabb (Vikings), according to sources. Conversations do not equate to "negotiations" or serious talks, however.

QB | A.J. Feeley | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB A.J. Feeley (thumb) suffered a right thumb injury in Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers which will require X-rays Monday, Dec. 5. Gore sits at 7,396 yards and counting during his seven-year career.


Running Back

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said he believes RB Matt Forte (knee) will be able to play again at some point this season.

RB | Marion Barber III | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
The Chicago Bears are not expected to make a move outside the organization at running back after RB Matt Forte (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 13. RB Marion Barber III was strong in relief of Forte, with 40 yards on 10 carries in the first half, and RB Kahlil Bell created a scoring opportunity with a 26-yard run in the second half.

RB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said following Week 13 that RB Peyton Hillis (undisclosed) is dealing with an injury; however, it is not believed to be the hamstring that bothered Hillis this season.

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (ankle) had six carries for 34 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints before aggravating his ankle injury.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (ankle) was carted to the locker room in the Week 13 game against the New York Giants due to a sprained ankle. Starks had five yards on just three carries before departing.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (leg) rushed for just 38 yards in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals, his lowest output since claiming the starting job in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He had rushed for at least 70 yards in each of his past six games entering play. Murray left the game briefly due to a leg injury, but was able to quickly return.

RB | Mewelde Moore | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Mewelde Moore (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 13 and was considered questionable to return.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 13 and is considered questionable to return.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder, hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 5, but plans to practice Wednesday, Dec. 7. He expects to be able to play in Week 14.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) could miss a couple of weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 13. "They say it's a hamstring, but a typical hamstring injury and not a severe type of injury," McNair said. "Hopefully, it's one we can deal with and he can be back in a couple of weeks."

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester said he is not in favor of the team signing free-agent QB Donovan McNabb (Vikings). Hester believes McNabb could not get up to speed fast enough with the Bears' offense to make a difference. And Hester even suggested that McNabb's arrival could be counterproductive, as any time spent working with McNabb would take away from time the rest of the offense needs to work with QB Caleb Hanie. "It's going to be tough right now to pick up a quarterback that hasn't played in the Mike Martz offense," Hester said. "This is a difficult offense to run, so as far as a quarterback who hasn't played in the offense, right now it's going to be a waste of time."

WR | Laurent Robinson | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Laurent Robinson (shoulder) suffered a sprain in the AC joint of his right shoulder in Week 13. "I'll be all right," Robinson said. "I'll shake it off and be ready to roll."

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (foot) suffered a foot injury in the team's Week 13 game.

WR | Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eddie Royal (neck) suffered his neck injury in Week 13 and is considered questionable to return.

WR | Nate Washington | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans WR Nate Washington (leg) suffered a lower leg injury in Week 13.


Tight End

TE | Kevin Boss | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders TE Kevin Boss (hip) suffered a hip pointer in the team's Week 13 game.

TE | Andrew Quarless | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Andrew Quarless (knee) suffered a "significant" knee sprain in the fourth quarter of the Week 13 game against the New York Giants.

TE | Martellus Bennett | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett (ribs) suffered an injury to his ribs in the first half of the Week 13 game against the Arizona Cardinals and he did not return.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Andre Smith | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andre Smith (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 15 and is considered questionable to return.


Guard

OG | Ramon Foster | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OG Ramon Foster (ankle) is considered questionable for Week 14 because on an injured ankle.

OG | Stacy Andrews | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OG Stacy Andrews (lungs) was hospitalized Sunday, Dec. 4, due to pulmonary embolisms in both of his lungs. He is expected to be released from the hospital Monday, Dec. 5.

OG | Jacob Bell | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OG Jacob Bell (knee) suffered a right knee injury in the second half of the Week 13 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

OG | Travelle Wharton | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OG Travelle Wharton (back) suffered a back injury in Week 13 and is considered questionable to return.


Defensive Line

DL | John Henderson | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DL John Henderson (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 13.

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DL Nick Fairley (knee) was able to return to the game in Week 13 against the New Orleans after leaving for treatment on the sidelined. However, he looked hobbled upon returning.

DL | Tim Crowder | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Tim Crowder (head) suffered a head injury in Week 13 and did not return to the game.


Linebacker

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) has a chance to play in Week 14.

LB | Kevin Bentley | Free Agent | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars have released LB Kevin Bentley. In a corresponding move, the team signed practice LB Stephen Franklin to their active roster.

LB | Patrick Willis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers LB Patrick Willis (hamstring) will have an MRI Monday, Dec. 5, on the straight right hamstring he suffered in Week 13. The injury is not believed to be serious.

LB | Michael Boley | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Michael Boley (hamstring) was active in Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers for the first time since Week 10. He recorded four solo tackles in his return.

LB | DeMarcus Ware | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (arm) suffered a left arm injury in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals, but he was able to return after missing just one play.

LB | Rey Maualuga | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals LB Rey Maualuga (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 13 but was able to return after missing some time.

LB | Brian Cushing | Houston Texans | Injury
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee) was able to return in Week 13 after missing some time because of a knee injury.

LB | Pat Angerer | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 13 and is considered questionable to return.


Cornerback

CB | D.J. Moore | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said he expects CB D.J. Moore (ankle) to be able to play Week 14.

CB | Jason Allen | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Jason Allen (undisclosed) "got dinged" in the fourth quarter of the Week 13 game against the Atlanta Falcons, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 13 against the New York Giants.

CB | Tarell Brown | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Tarell Brown (ankle) suffered a right ankle injury in the Week 13 game against the St. Louis Rams. He was able to return later in the game.

CB | Justin King | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams CB Justin King (hip) and DL Eugene Sims (ankle) each suffered injuries in the Week 13 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

CB | Jerraud Powers | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts CB Jerraud Powers (elbow) suffered an elbow injury in Week 13 and did not return to the game.

CB | Aaron Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Aaron Williams (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 13 and did not return to the game.


Strong Safety

SS | Major Wright | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears SS Major Wright (shoulder) suffered a shoulder sprain in Week 13.

SS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Kenny Phillips (knee) suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in Week 13, according to a team source. Phillips said he'll have an MRI on his knee Monday, Dec. 5, but that his anterior cruciate ligament is "good." When asked how long he'll be out, Phillips said, "I don't know."


Free Safety

FS | Kendrick Lewis | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs FS Kendrick Lewis (knee) suffered a knee injury in the first half of the Week 13 game against the Chicago Bears.

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