Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 20, 2012 @ 10:34:13 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Draft
If the Indianapolis Colts decided to keep QB Peyton Manning and draft Stanford QB Andrew Luck No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft, it will cost them $51.5 million. As a result, it would be appear unlikely for the team to keep the two high-profile quarterbacks on the same roster.

QB | Robert Griffin III | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said during an interview he does not see the possibility of passing up the opportunity to select Stanford QB Andrew Luck or Baylor QB Robert Griffin III in the NFL Draft. "With Griffin and Luck and the way it's shaping up at the top of the draft - could very likely go one and two like with Peyton (Manning) and Ryan Leaf," Irsay said. "It's most likely one of those quarterbacks that you really feel is the best player in the draft, and where we're at moving forward you can't pass that up. I don't think anyone would expect that."

QB | Matt Flynn | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins might target free-agent QB Matt Flynn (Packers) when free agency opens in mid-March. The Redskins are "very interested" in Flynn, according to one source within the organization. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and head coach Mike Shanahan had a detailed conversation about Flynn's Week 17 performance against the Detroit Lions in which he tossed six touchdown passes.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (illness) said he is completely healthy after suffering from an illness Wednesday, Jan. 18.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said QB Mark Sanchez "is our guy," but Johnson didn't rule out the team going after a veteran quarterback such as Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning if he is released.


Running Back

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (foot) and CB Johnathan Joseph (undisclosed) will sit out of the 2012 Pro Bowl.

RB | Matt Forte | Free Agent | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) has passed his physical and has been cleared to play in the 2012 Pro Bowl.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 19.


Wide Receiver

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) was unable to practice Thursday, Jan. 19, missing a second straight day.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 19.

WR | Deion Branch | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 19.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes has not posted a 100-yard game in the last 25 games including playoff games.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs could place the franchise tag on impending free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe or CB Brandon Carr this offseason.


Tight End

TE | Delanie Walker | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (jaw) was listed as a limited participant in practice Thursday, Jan. 19, for the second consecutive day. His status for the NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants Sunday, Jan. 22, is still uncertain.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Free Agent | Free Agents
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent TE Jermichael Finley may look to be classified as a wide receiver if he receives for franchise tag because the tender would be higher as a wide receiver than it is for tight ends. Finley lined up at receiver almost as much as he did at tight end.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (concussion) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 19.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Anthony Castonzo | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Anthony Castonzo (ankle), who is still recovering from a severely sprained left ankle back in October, is a leader of a Zumba class in Indianapolis. He is working out just on his right leg, while he used some kind of knee-chair to keep off his left leg. There is still no timetable for when Castonzo will be back to normal, although there isn't a lot of concern at this time.

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 Thursday, Jan. 19.

OT | Gabe Carimi | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears OT Gabe Carimi (knee) is expected to ready for the start of training camp next season but may have to miss some of the offseason workouts because of the rehab from his knee surgery.


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 Thursday, Jan. 19.

OG | Chris Williams | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears OG Chris Williams (wrist) is expected to be recovered from his wrist surgery in time to be ready for the start of training camp.


Defensive Line

DL | Rob Ninkovich | 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 Thursday, Jan. 19.

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 Thursday, Jan. 19.

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 Thursday, Jan. 19.

DL | Antonio D. Smith | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans C Chris Myers and DE Antonio D. Smith will be going to the 2012 Pro Bowl as injury replacements.

DL | Matt Roth | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars may not be interested in re-signing impending free-agent DE Matt Roth because the team will be looking for an elite pass rusher in free agency or the 2012 NFL Draft. Roth likely would not be a long-term starter for the team if they find another pass rusher.

DL | Jeremy Mincey | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agents
Jacksonville Jaguars impending free-agent DE Jeremy Mincey is interested in re-signing with the Jaguars but is not willing to give the team a hometown discount in order to return.


Linebacker

LB | Patrick Willis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Tarell Brown (thigh), C Jonathan Goodwin (calf) and LB Patrick Willis (knee) were each unable to practice Thursday, Jan. 19.

LB | Pat Angerer | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (knee) is recovering from surgery on his right knee Wednesday, Jan. 18. Angerer said Thursday, Jan. 19, that he might resume running "in a month or so." Angerer said he had a bursa sac removed, and the procedure is considered routine.

LB | Andre Carter | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DE Andre Carter (knee) will not play in the 2012 Pro Bowl because of a knee injury.

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 Thursday, Jan. 19.

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.


Cornerback

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) had surgery last week on his right shoulder, and it's possible he will be in the midst of rehab as the Cowboys hold their organized team activities and minicamp. Jenkins is looking at a recovery time of four to six months, according to a source. If he needs the full rehab time, then he could miss all of the offseason work and be ready for training camp.

CB | Tarell Brown | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Tarell Brown (thigh), C Jonathan Goodwin (calf) and LB Patrick Willis (knee) were each unable to practice Thursday, Jan. 19.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (foot) and CB Johnathan Joseph (undisclosed) will sit out of the 2012 Pro Bowl.

CB | Kyle Arrington | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Kyle Arrington (foot), C Dan Connolly (groin) and WR Matt Slater (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 19.

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 Thursday, Jan. 19.

CB | Brandon Carr | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs could place the franchise tag on impending free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe or CB Brandon Carr this offseason.


Strong Safety

SS | Dashon Goldson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Dashon Goldson (ankle) was listed as a limited participant for practice Thursday, Jan. 19.

SS | Brian Dawkins | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos SS Brian Dawkins has been named to the AFC roster for the 2012 Pro Bowl in place of injured Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (undisclosed).

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 Thursday, Jan. 19.


Free Safety

FS | LaRon Landry | Free Agent | Injury
Washington Redskins SS LaRon Landry (Achilles') has not yet had surgery for his Achilles' tendon. As such, despite his impending free agency, he might have no other option than re-signing with the Redskins for one year. Also, the franchise tag might only be $6.2 million at safety, which is about $600,000 more than Landry's cap hit this season.

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 19.

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