Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 19, 2012 @ 10:41:25 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Injury
The New York Giants announced QB Eli Manning (illness) will return to practice Thursday, Jan. 19.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) said he will take part in practice Thursday, Jan. 19.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Actor Rob Lowe, who said via Twitter that Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck) will retire, said his information came from " a pretty-darn good source." Lowe added the information did not come from Colts owner Jim Irsay.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets impending free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson said the team's locker room turmoil this season was "as bad as I've ever been around." Tomlinson called QB Mark Sanchez "pampered" and said that was the wish of head coach Rex Ryan. "It got out of hand toward the end of the season," Tomlinson said. "That is why it got out in the media. This is something that happened (in the) third or fourth week of the season, that was going on, and nobody knew about it because the players kept it under wraps. Until we went on that losing streak and guys started to speak up and speak out about certain things."

QB | Trent Edwards | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles worked out free-agent QB Trent Edwards (Raiders) earlier this week.

QB | Tim Tebow | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow (rib, lung, shoulder) is unlikely to play in the 2012 Pro Bowl if any quarterbacks ahead of him drop out due to injury. Tebow bruised his chest and right shoulder and also tore rib cartilage during the team's loss to the New England Patriots in the Divisional round last weekend. He likely wouldn't have been able to play in the AFC Championship had the team advanced. No surgery is expected to be needed, and he's expected to make a full recovery.


Running Back

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) is sitting out practice Thursday, Jan. 19.

RB | Matt Forte | Free Agent | Free Agents
Chicago Bears impending free-agent RB Matt Forte joked Wednesday, Jan. 18, that he may be hard to find if the franchise tag is put on him before training camp next season, although he wouldn't call it an official holdout. "I wouldn't say holdout, but people probably wouldn't know where I was," said Forte, who admitted there's a "pretty good chance" he'll be franchised. Forte added if he receives the franchise tag, it will hopefully be a sign that the Bears want to negotiate a long-term deal.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | Free Agent | Fantasy
New York Jets impending free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson said the team's locker room turmoil this season was "as bad as I've ever been around." Tomlinson called QB Mark Sanchez "pampered" and said that was the wish of head coach Rex Ryan. "It got out of hand toward the end of the season," Tomlinson said. "That is why it got out in the media. This is something that happened (in the) third or fourth week of the season, that was going on, and nobody knew about it because the players kept it under wraps. Until we went on that losing streak and guys started to speak up and speak out about certain things."


Fullback

FB | John Kuhn | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers FB John Kuhn (knee) suffered an injury to his medial collateral ligament in the Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New York Giants, but he will not require surgery. However, as mentioned earlier, he will skip the Pro Bowl.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jerome Simpson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR Jerome Simpson has been indicted on one count of trafficking marijuana in excess of eight ounces. Simpson could face one year to five years in prison if he is convicted.

WR | Terrell Owens | IFL | Transaction
Former NFL WR Terrell Owens announced that he will join the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League, where he will also serve as part owner to the club.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (ribs) will play in the 2012 Pro Bowl despite having a rib contusion.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

WR | Deion Branch | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

WR | Brandon Lloyd | Free Agent | Free Agents
St. Louis Rams impending free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd said he is interested in re-signing with the Rams because he has always admired head coach Jeff Fisher and is interested in playing for him.


Tight End

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (concussion) proclaimed himself ready for the AFC Championship Game. "I feel great," Hernandez said Wednesday, Jan. 18. "Ready to play."

TE | Jermichael Finley | Free Agent | Free Agents
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he expects impending free-agent TE Jermichael Finley to show improvement next season. Finley had a tendency to drop too many passes this season.

TE | Delanie Walker | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (jaw) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

TE | Kellen Davis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears are expected to show interest in re-signing impending free-agent TE Kellen Davis his offseason.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Marcus Cannon (ankle), Nate Solder (concussion) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), DL Kyle Love (ankle), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), SS Patrick Chung (knee) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.


Guard

OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Marcus Cannon (ankle), Nate Solder (concussion) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), DL Kyle Love (ankle), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), SS Patrick Chung (knee) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

OG | Dan Connolly | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Kyle Arrington (foot), C Dan Connolly (groin) and WR Matt Slater (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 18.


Defensive Line

DL | Paul Soliai | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins may place the franchise tag on impending free-agent DL Paul Soliai if they are not able to agree on a long-term deal with him before free agency.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DEs Justin Tuck (shoulder) and Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle) and CB Corey Webster (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DEs Justin Tuck (shoulder) and Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle) and CB Corey Webster (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.


Linebacker

LB | Anthony Spencer | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys could consider placing the franchise tag or transition tag on impending free-agent LB Anthony Spencer this offseason because they do not have a replacement for him on the roster.

LB | Brandon Spikes | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Marcus Cannon (ankle), Nate Solder (concussion) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), DL Kyle Love (ankle), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), SS Patrick Chung (knee) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.


Cornerback

CB | Adam Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent CB Adam Jones could be facing a suspension from the NFL for pleading guilty to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from an incident in the summer. Jones is one of the eight players that can be punished for incidents that may have occurred during the lockout.

CB | Cortland Finnegan | Free Agent | Free Agents
Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster said the team has not contacted the agent for impending free-agent CB Cortland Finnegan at this point but intends to do so in the near future.

CB | Brandian Ross | Green Bay Packers | Transaction
The Green Bay Packers have signed CB Brandian Ross to a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DEs Justin Tuck (shoulder) and Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle) and CB Corey Webster (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.


Strong Safety

SS | Dashon Goldson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers SS Dashon Goldson (ankle) and C Jonathan Goodwin (calf) were each unable to practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

SS | Patrick Chung | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Marcus Cannon (ankle), Nate Solder (concussion) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), DL Kyle Love (ankle), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), SS Patrick Chung (knee) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.


Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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