Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 31, 2012 @ 09:51:02 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb (thigh) suffered a bruised thigh in practice Monday, July 30. He was able to walk off on his own power.

QB | Matt Flynn | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, July 30, that he has a timetable in his head as to when he will announce the team's starting quarterback. QBs Matt Flynn, Tarvaris Jackson and Russell Wilson are each jockeying for position on the depth chart.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is feeling a lot better today than he did during OTA's and minicamps, and said the NFL camp is no different than a college training camp.

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow got practice time Monday, July 30, on special teams as a punt protector. That does not appear to be his only role on the punt team, though, as he was seen practicing a jump pass on fake punts.

QB | Andrew Luck | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck looked good in practice Monday July 30, going 28 of 37 with three touchdown passes.


Running Back

RB | Stevan Ridley | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley continues to look like the back most likely to handle the majority of the running back workload. RB Shane Vereen, also a second-year back, is still trying to work his way into a groove. Veteran Danny Woodhead appears as if he will continue to be the team's change-of-pace back.

RB | Brandon Bolden | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit
New England Patriots rookie RB Brandon Bolden, an undrafted rookie free agent, has been a nice surprise during training camp and it appears he has a solid shot at making the team's final roster. He has a nice mixture of size (5-11, 220), speed, power and he has caught the football well.

RB | Antone Smith | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith, who came out of Florida State with 4.3 40-yard speed, is expected to get a look on punt and kick returns during training camp and the preseason. "Antone is an interesting dynamic for us on special teams, because he's such a good cover guy, he's such a good blocker, but he's also got the speed to be a returner," head coach Mike Smith said Monday, July 30. On offense, Smith is competing for the No. 4 running back job.

RB | Alfred Morris | Washington Redskins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Redskins FB Darrel Young (hamstring) left practice Monday, July 30, due to a hamstring injury. RB Alfred Morris is expected to see time at fullback in Young's absence. FB Dorson Boyce is also in camp, but considered a long shot to make the final roster.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was sent to the hospital Monday, July 30, after having an allergic reaction to some seafood he had for lunch but was released from the hospital and is back at training camp. Head coach Leslie Frazier said Peterson should return to rehabbing Tuesday, July 31.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks is having an impressive training camp in the early going, including a couple of nice rushes with one resulting in finding the end zone.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) may practice next week, according to head coach Ken Wisenhunt. Wells, currently on the PUP list with a knee issue, could also see action before the end of the preseason, according to Wisenhunt.

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe, knee) was limited during practice Sunday, July 29. Ingram has been practicing one day and then limited the next day.

RB | Mikel Leshoure | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (hamstring), OT Jeff Backus (thumb) and FS Drew Coleman (groin) did not participate in practice Monday, July 30.


Fullback

FB | Darrel Young | Washington Redskins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Redskins FB Darrel Young (hamstring) left practice Monday, July 30, due to a hamstring injury. RB Alfred Morris is expected to see time at fullback in Young's absence. FB Dorson Boyce is also in camp, but considered a long shot to make the final roster.


Wide Receiver

WR | Brandon Lloyd | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd has had a strong start to training camp with the Patriots. Lloyd and QB Tom Brady look like they have been playing together for a decade, as they have routinely been hooking up on long pass plays.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks will sign free-agent WR Braylon Edwards (49ers) Tuesday, July 31.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (elbow) was unable to practice Monday, July 30. His elbow injury is not considered serious.

WR | Kerry Meier | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Kerry Meier (knee) has been turning heads early in training camp, and he appears to have a leg up for the No. 4 receiver job. He still must be a factor on special teams if he wants to secure a roster spot. "Kerry's done a great job, he really has," QB Matt Ryan said Monday, July 30. "I think last year coming off the knee injury, he came back in and did a good (job) and played in some spot roles for us. I think this year his confidence is back in his leg."

WR | Greg Little | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Greg Little worked in the slot, while WR Mohamed Massaquoi worked on the outside, with the first-team offense in practice Monday, July 30.

WR | Josh Gordon | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has rocketed up the depth chart even though he has been with the team less than three weeks. Gordon practiced with the first-team offense Monday, July 30. "He's got a long way to go in terms of learning (the offense) and playing receiver at this level," head coach Pat Shurmur said. "He's made great progress to this point, but he's got a long way to go."

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (knee) said Monday, July 30, that he is "moving a lot better" in training camp this year. He had a scope for a partially torn meniscus last year.

WR | Tandon Doss | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Tandon Doss (hamstring) missed practice Monday, July 30, due to a hamstring injury.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (finger) suffered a jammed finger during practice Monday, July 30.

WR | Ronald Johnson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles WR Ronald Johnson (ankle) suffered a dislocated left ankle Monday, July 30.

WR | Jordy Nelson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson is struggling to hang on to the ball early in training camp. Nelson could not make a diving catch in the back of the end zone during Monday's practice.

WR | Joshua Morgan | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Joshua Morgan (hamstring) appeared to be getting treatment on his hamstring area during practice Monday, July 30.

WR | Jordan Shipley | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals WR Jordan Shipley (knee) and CB Nate Clements (abdomen) are participating in practice Monday, July 30, for the first time since training camp started. Both participated in individual and position drills but are sitting out team drills.

WR | Golden Tate | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Golden Tate has been making plays during training camp and WR Sidney Rice said Tate has grown up as a receiver and is not celebrating after each catch. Tate is considered the favorite for the starting wide receiver job opposite Rice. Tate said he started watching tape more and being more coachable during practice during the second half of last season which helped him play well during that time. Tate said he prefers to line up as an outside receiver because he believes he can do more damage at that position.

WR | Jordan White | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Jordan White (foot) has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list and said the fractured bone in his foot has healed.

WR | Michael Floyd | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd is behind WRs Andre Roberts and Early Doucet at one of the wide receiver spots on the first depth chart.

WR | Andre Roberts | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Andre Roberts is listed as the starting wide receiver opposite WR Larry Fitzgerald in the first depth chart.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Laurent Robinson continues to struggle in training camp as he is still dropping passes.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) has looked a little rusty at the start of training camp and he acknowledged as much. He dropped a couple of passes he would typically catch during workouts Sunday, July 29. Gronkowski is returning from offseason ankle surgery.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez has looked explosive during training camp.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (concussion) was back at practice on a limited basis Monday, July 30. He was not wearing pads.

TE | Jordan Cameron | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron is making a case for the primary backup job behind TE Benjamin Watson in training camp. Cameron has shown improvement simply from getting reps. "I don't mean to sound cliché, but you have to practice it and play that to improve it," head coach Pat Shurmur said. "He was a guy that didn't play a lot of football in college but showed us the skill and ability to be a good receiver."

TE | Davon Drew | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Davon Drew is the new backup to primary starting TE Ed Dickson while TE Dennis Pitta (hand) recovers from a broken hand, per head coach John Harbaugh.

TE | Marcedes Lewis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said TE Marcedes Lewis has to get in better shape. "When you don't train here in the heat, he lives out in California, and it's going to take him a little bit to acclimate to this kind of weather," Mularkey said.


Place Kicker

PK | Billy Cundiff | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens PK Billy Cundiff is battling rookie PK Justin Tucker for the starting placekicker job in training camp. Each player made three of four field goal attempts in practice Monday, July 30, while both missed from 55 yards.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Ryan Clady | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Denver Broncos and OT Ryan Clady mutually decided Monday, July 30, to end contract negotiations until after the season. Clady is set to make $3.5 million in the final year of his five-year rookie contract.

OT | Willie Smith | Washington Redskins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins OT Willie Smith (knee) suffered a knee injury during one-on-one drills Monday, July 30. Smith's leg was caught under his own weight, and the injury was reportedly ugly.

OT | Ramon Harewood | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OT Ramon Harewood (ankle), OT Jah Reid (calf) and WR David Reed (knee) were unable to practice Monday, July 30.

OT | Jah Reid | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OT Ramon Harewood (ankle), OT Jah Reid (calf) and WR David Reed (knee) were unable to practice Monday, July 30.

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Monday, July 30, that OT Jack Cornell will see reps with OT Bryant McKinnie (back) on the non-football injury (NFI) list. "He's got an opportunity," Harbaugh said of Cornell.

OT | Jordan Black | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent OT Jordan Black (Saints). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OT | Jeff Otah | Carolina Panthers | Injury
New York Jets OT Jeff Otah (knee) said he believes he will be able to pass his physical. Otah has to pass a physical by Tuesday, July 31, to have his trade to the Jets stand. Otah has not participated in practice yet but was able to do pulling and sliding drills on the side.

OT | Jeff Backus | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (hamstring), OT Jeff Backus (thumb) and FS Drew Coleman (groin) did not participate in practice Monday, July 30.


Guard

OG | Josh LeRibeus | Washington Redskins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins OL Maurice Hurt will see increased reps in practice after OG Kory Lichtensteiger (knee) underwent knee surgery Monday, July 30. Hurt is expected to split time with rookie OG Josh LeRibeus until Lichtensteiger can return.

OG | Ben Ijalana | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OG Ben Ijalana (knee) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his knee Monday, July 30, after he injured it during practice Sunday, July 29.


Offensive Line

OL | DeMarcus Love | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OT DeMarcus Love (shoulder) and CB Robert Blanton (hamstring) suffered injuries during practice Monday, July 30, and could miss some time.


Defensive Line

DL | Jason Babin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles DE Jason Babin (calf) suffered a partially torn calf muscle in his left leg and will be out two to three weeks. There remains a chance Babin may miss the entire preseason. Babin, who had 18 sacks last year, underwent an MRI, which confirmed a Grade 2 strain.

DL | Peria Jerry | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Atlanta Falcons DL Peria Jerry (knee) has been healthy during the offseason, and he has an opportunity to see more snaps in training camp and the preseason. A significant knee injury ended his rookie season in 2009 early, and he has struggled to re-gain momentum ever since. "I feel like I'm over the hump now," Jerry said Monday, July 30. "The only thing I can do is go out there and show everybody why I'm here."

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Monday, July 30, that DL Haloti Ngata (hamstring) is "making strides." Ngata needs to pass his conditioning test before he is activated from the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list.


Linebacker

LB | Jonathan Goff | Free Agent | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Washington Redskins have released LB Jonathan Goff (knee).

LB | Aaron Curry | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Transaction
The Oakland Raiders (knee) have placed LB Aaron Curry on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
The Pittsburgh Steelers are in no rush to take DT Casey Hampton (knee) and LB James Harrison (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list because it is allowing them to recover from their injuries.

LB | Jyles Tucker | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have released DE Jyles Tucker after he left the team. General manager Marty Hurney said Tucker was not comfortable at reporting at 228 pounds and wants a chance to gain some of the weight back.


Cornerback

CB | Jimmy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Monday, July 30, that CB Jimmy Smith (shoulder) and DL Courtney Upshaw (shoulder) each suffered bruised shoulders in practice. LB Josh Bynes (undisclosed) also left with an undisclosed injury and did not return.

CB | Terrell Thomas | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas (knee) does have damage to his anterior cruciate ligament and likely will undergo arthroscopic surgery to determine the extent of the damage.

CB | Terence Newman | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CBs Terence Newman (undisclosed), Adam Jones (hamstring) and Leon Hall (Achilles') were on the field during practice Monday, July 30. Newman and Jones were limited to individual drills but Hall was able to participate in all drills.

CB | Nate Clements | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals WR Jordan Shipley (knee) and CB Nate Clements (abdomen) are participating in practice Monday, July 30, for the first time since training camp started. Both participated in individual and position drills but are sitting out team drills.

CB | Ron Bartell | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders CB Ron Bartell (hamstring) and P Shane Lechler (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, July 30. DT Travis Ivey also missed practice because he has conditioning issues.

CB | Trumaine McBride | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed free-agent CB Trumaine McBride (Jaguars). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team placed CB Reggie Corner (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2012 season.

CB | Jayron Hosley | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Jayron Hosley (knee) was carted off the field during practice Monday, July 30, after suffering an apparent knee injury.

CB | Patrick Robinson | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints CB Patrick Robinson (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during practice Sunday, July 29.

CB | Josh Robinson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said CB Josh Robinson (hamstring) is making progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury but is still considered day-to-day.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury
Updating previous items, New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) fully participated in practice Monday, July 30, after sitting out team drills Sunday, July 29, with some tightness in his right hamstring. Revis worked with the first-team defense during 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills, and showed no signs of being hobbled.


Strong Safety

SS | Quinton Carter | Denver Broncos | Injury
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos SS Quinton Carter (hamstring) is considered day-to-day after suffering a hamstring injury during practice Friday, July 27. Carter was a candidate for one of the starting safety jobs before the injury.


Free Safety

FS | Tanard Jackson | Washington Redskins | Injury, Transaction
The Washington Redskins have activated FS Tanard Jackson (calf) from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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