Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 12, 2012 @ 10:21:51 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ryan Tannehill | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill (foot) broke a foot in training recently and will miss the Senior Bowl, according to his agent Pat Dye. Tannehill broke a fifth metatarsal in a passing drill, an injury which could require surgery. Even if he has the surgery and misses throwing at the NFL Scouting Combine, he may be able to throw in March, before the NFL Draft. Tannehill is one of the highest-rated quarterback prospects in the draft.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
The addition of offensive coordinator Tony Sparano should help New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez in 2012. Sparano believes in a power-running game and he emphasizes pass protection with the tight ends and running backs. As a result, the offense would not rely as heavily on Sanchez's arm.

QB | Robert Griffin III | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Updating a previous item, Baylor QB Robert Griffin III officially announced Wednesday, Jan. 11, that he is declaring for the NFL Draft.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has thrown for more than 300 yards in all five outdoor road games this season for a combined 1,849 yards. However, Brees has only thrown for nine touchdowns and added six interceptions outdoors.

QB | Carson Palmer | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Wednesday, Jan. 11, that he likes the West Coast offense. Current QB Carson Palmer is not believed to be a good fit for that system.

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Wednesday, Jan. 11, that he has watched tape of QB Blaine Gabbert extensively. "He's a competitor and I like that to start," Mularkey said. "I see some field command from him." Mularkey also said he felt the lockout was detrimental to Gabbert's growth, and said he looks forward to Gabbert working on a controlled learning environment during the offseason.

QB | Russell Wilson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson notified the Colorado Rockies baseball club that he will pursue a career in the National Football League, and he will not report to spring training.

QB | Kyle Orton | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel (hand) expects to be healthy for the start of next season after breaking his right hand this year. "I don't believe so," said Cassel, who had missed only two games his first two seasons with the Chiefs. "It's healed up quite nicely so far. I've got all the range of motion back and all of those things." The team hasn't given an indication that they will re-sign QB Kyle Orton to compete with Cassel in training camp.

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel (hand) expects to be healthy for the start of next season after breaking his right hand this year. "I don't believe so," said Cassel, who had missed only two games his first two seasons with the Chiefs. "It's healed up quite nicely so far. I've got all the range of motion back and all of those things." The team hasn't given an indication that they will re-sign QB Kyle Orton to compete with Cassel in training camp.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Tom Brady (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.


Running Back

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) is not participating in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.

RB | Danny Ware | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants RB Danny Ware (concussion) is participating in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans LB Mister Alexander (shoulder), CB Jason Allen (thumb), LB Bryan Braman (neck), FB James Casey (knee, foot), DL Shaun Cody (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), C Chris Myers (knee), LB Brooks Reed (knee), RB Ben Tate (shoulder), OT Eric Winston (calf) and QB T.J. Yates (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 11.

RB | Da'Rel Scott | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants RB Da'Rel Scott (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 11.

RB | Kahlil Bell | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
Chicago Bears RB Kahlil Bell could enter training camp as the primary backup running back next season. Bell is a restricted free agent but the team likely would match any offer he would receive.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.


Wide Receiver

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White was added to the NFC Pro Bowl team Wednesday, Jan. 11, as a replacement for injured Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (Achilles').

WR | Antonio Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown feels he exceeded expectations for the 2011 season, after posting his first 1,000-yard season and making the Pro Bowl. "I think I surpassed them," Brown said. "I came into training camp as the No. 4 receiver. I was prepared to get extra opportunities. I got a lot of opportunities and I took advantage of them. I continued to get better as the season progressed." Brown was the first player in NFL history to have a 1,000-yard season in both receiving and returns.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to offer WR Mike Wallace a one-year tender. Wallace will become a restricted free agent in March, and the team can partially protect their rights to him by offering a one-year tender. The tender will likely be high enough that if another team signs Wallace, the team could get a first-round draft pick back in return. The club might like to negotiate a long-term deal with Wallace after he becomes a restricted free agent.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery is set to become an unrestricted free agent, although the team would like to retain him. However, they are not expected to offer him big money, and he might seek a job with another team which allows him a chance to start.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle), WR Kyle Williams (concussion), CB Chris Culliver (knee) and DL Ray McDonald (hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

WR | Kyle Williams | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle), WR Kyle Williams (concussion), CB Chris Culliver (knee) and DL Ray McDonald (hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

WR | Lance Moore | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore (hamstring) said he is optimistic about his availability for the Divisional Round playoff game. He said his hamstring is feeling good and has a few more days to let it heal.

WR | Julian Edelman | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WRs Julian Edelman (back) and Matt Slater (shoulder), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Matt Light (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), CBs Kyle Arrington (foot) and Devin McCourty (shoulder), SS Patrick Chung (foot) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 11.

WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (groin), OT Chad Clifton (back, hamstring) and LB Robert Francois (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

WR | Robert Meachem | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (knee) said his knee felt fine during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11, but is not sure how it will feel Thursday, Jan. 12.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (knee) was not practicing in the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday, Jan. 11, and he is not expected to play against the New England Patriots in the Divisional round Saturday, Jan. 14.


Tight End

TE | Marcedes Lewis | Free Agent | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Wednesday, Jan. 11, that TE Marcedes Lewis might be "perhaps the best blocking tight end in the NFL."

TE | Delanie Walker | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (jaw) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

TE | Daniel Fells | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos S David Bruton (Achilles'), DL Elvis Dumervil (ankle) and TE Daniel Fells (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

TE | Joel Dreessen | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans LB Mister Alexander (shoulder), CB Jason Allen (thumb), LB Bryan Braman (neck), FB James Casey (knee, foot), DL Shaun Cody (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), C Chris Myers (knee), LB Brooks Reed (knee), RB Ben Tate (shoulder), OT Eric Winston (calf) and QB T.J. Yates (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 11.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (hand, knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Matt Light | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WRs Julian Edelman (back) and Matt Slater (shoulder), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Matt Light (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), CBs Kyle Arrington (foot) and Devin McCourty (shoulder), SS Patrick Chung (foot) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WRs Julian Edelman (back) and Matt Slater (shoulder), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Matt Light (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), CBs Kyle Arrington (foot) and Devin McCourty (shoulder), SS Patrick Chung (foot) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

OT | Eric Winston | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans LB Mister Alexander (shoulder), CB Jason Allen (thumb), LB Bryan Braman (neck), FB James Casey (knee, foot), DL Shaun Cody (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), C Chris Myers (knee), LB Brooks Reed (knee), RB Ben Tate (shoulder), OT Eric Winston (calf) and QB T.J. Yates (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 11.

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (groin), OT Chad Clifton (back, hamstring) and LB Robert Francois (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.


Guard

OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WRs Julian Edelman (back) and Matt Slater (shoulder), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Matt Light (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), CBs Kyle Arrington (foot) and Devin McCourty (shoulder), SS Patrick Chung (foot) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

OG | Dan Connolly | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WRs Julian Edelman (back) and Matt Slater (shoulder), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Matt Light (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), CBs Kyle Arrington (foot) and Devin McCourty (shoulder), SS Patrick Chung (foot) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

OG | Mike Brisiel | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Mike Brisiel (ankle) and S Troy Nolan (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.


Defensive Line

DL | Ray McDonald | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle), WR Kyle Williams (concussion), CB Chris Culliver (knee) and DL Ray McDonald (hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

DL | Elvis Dumervil | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos S David Bruton (Achilles'), DL Elvis Dumervil (ankle) and TE Daniel Fells (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

DL | Kyle Love | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DL Kyle Love (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

DL | Shaun Cody | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans LB Mister Alexander (shoulder), CB Jason Allen (thumb), LB Bryan Braman (neck), FB James Casey (knee, foot), DL Shaun Cody (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), C Chris Myers (knee), LB Brooks Reed (knee), RB Ben Tate (shoulder), OT Eric Winston (calf) and QB T.J. Yates (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 11.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Aaron Ross (concussion) and DL Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

DL | Israel Idonije | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears may be interested in re-signing impending free-agent DL Israel Idonije this offseason to be used as a third defensive end next season.


Linebacker

LB | Von Miller | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller (thumb) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 11.

LB | Brooks Reed | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans LB Mister Alexander (shoulder), CB Jason Allen (thumb), LB Bryan Braman (neck), FB James Casey (knee, foot), DL Shaun Cody (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), C Chris Myers (knee), LB Brooks Reed (knee), RB Ben Tate (shoulder), OT Eric Winston (calf) and QB T.J. Yates (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 11.

LB | Brendon Ayanbadejo | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Brendon Ayanbadejo (thigh) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

LB | Jonathan Vilma | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Casillas (knee) and Jonathan Vilma (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

LB | Jonathan Casillas | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Casillas (knee) and Jonathan Vilma (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.


Cornerback

CB | Chris Culliver | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle), WR Kyle Williams (concussion), CB Chris Culliver (knee) and DL Ray McDonald (hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

CB | Kyle Arrington | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WRs Julian Edelman (back) and Matt Slater (shoulder), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Matt Light (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), CBs Kyle Arrington (foot) and Devin McCourty (shoulder), SS Patrick Chung (foot) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

CB | Devin McCourty | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WRs Julian Edelman (back) and Matt Slater (shoulder), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Matt Light (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), CBs Kyle Arrington (foot) and Devin McCourty (shoulder), SS Patrick Chung (foot) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

CB | Jason Allen | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans LB Mister Alexander (shoulder), CB Jason Allen (thumb), LB Bryan Braman (neck), FB James Casey (knee, foot), DL Shaun Cody (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), C Chris Myers (knee), LB Brooks Reed (knee), RB Ben Tate (shoulder), OT Eric Winston (calf) and QB T.J. Yates (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 11.

CB | Jimmy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe (head), CB Jimmy Smith (head) and S Tom Zbikowski (head) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 11.

CB | Aaron Ross | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Aaron Ross (concussion) and DL Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

CB | Tim Jennings | Free Agent | Free Agents
Chicago Bears impending free-agent CB Tim Jennings is looking for a significant raise from the $1.9 million this season. It is believed the Bears are willing to pay him more but it is not known if the two sides will be able to agree to a deal.

CB | Corey Graham | Free Agent | Free Agents
Chicago Bears impending free-agent CB Corey Graham is expected to test free agency this offseason because he would like to have a bigger defensive role with his team next season.

CB | William Gay | Free Agent | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent CB William Gay said he hopes to re-sign with the team but does not know if the team wants to bring him back.


Strong Safety

SS | Roman Harper | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints SS Roman Harper (ankle) said he is feeling better and thinks he has a chance of playing in the team's Divisional Round playoff game. "Actually I did a little bit (Wednesday in practice). I'm resting up and getting a little bit better and healthier every day," Harper said. "I feel good about this weekend and I'm looking forward to it. I'm moving around well." Harper did have a walking boot right near his locker.

SS | Brian Dawkins | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos SS Brian Dawkins (neck) and C Lonie Paxton (personal) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

SS | Patrick Chung | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WRs Julian Edelman (back) and Matt Slater (shoulder), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Matt Light (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), CBs Kyle Arrington (foot) and Devin McCourty (shoulder), SS Patrick Chung (foot) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.

SS | Troy Nolan | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Mike Brisiel (ankle) and S Troy Nolan (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 11.


Free Safety

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent FS Brandon Meriweather this offseason.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Tony Sparano | New York Jets | Fantasy
The addition of offensive coordinator Tony Sparano should help New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez in 2012. Sparano believes in a power-running game and he emphasizes pass protection with the tight ends and running backs. As a result, the offense would not rely as heavily on Sanchez's arm.

OC | Jay Gruden | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden signed a three-year contract extension Wednesday, Jan. 11, worth $3.6 million, according to NFL sources. Gruden was considered by some NFL teams trying to fill their head coaching vacancy, but he is staying put to gain more experience.

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