Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 3, 2012 @ 09:22:19 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas stood out during practice Thursday, Aug. 2, making several big catches during the day with WR Eric Decker (groin) sidelined. "Demaryius is a guy that we are going to feature. His size and strength and speed just allows you to do certain things with him that other players just can't do," QB Peyton Manning said. Manning added Thomas is the biggest receiver he has played with since being in the NFL and has a rare combination of speed and size. "I look forward just to getting more and more comfortable with him and just kind of growing through this process," Manning noted.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman feels like he forced a number of passes that resulted in 22 interceptions a year ago. Offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan is preaching smarter throws.

QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick hit WR Stevie Johnson with a long touchdown pass early in practice Thursday, Aug. 2, and the offense is looking sharp.


Running Back

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith said he has talked with RB Maurice Jones-Drew since training camp started but is not willing to give him a new contract. Smith said it is important to keep communication lines open with Jones-Drew.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (undisclosed) walked off the practice field briskly with trainers and headed to the locker room for more attention Thursday, Aug. 2.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team hopes RB Beanie Wells (knee) will be able to play in the third preseason game but nothing is set in stone at this point. Wells is expected to start practicing next week.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs dropped 15 pounds in the offseason and says he feels faster and more agile.

RB | Zachary Brown | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills have signed undrafted free-agent RB Zachary Brown (Pittsburgh). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | LeGarrette Blount | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano likes what he sees out of RB LeGarrette Blount, noting he made some nice runs and is hustling his tail off Thursday, August 2.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions RBs Jahvid Best (concussion) and Mikel Leshoure (hamstring), CB Chris Greenwood (abdomen) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 2.

RB | Tristan Davis | Washington Redskins | Injury, Transaction
Washington Redskins RB Tristan Davis (knee) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, August 2.


Wide Receiver

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas stood out during practice Thursday, Aug. 2, making several big catches during the day with WR Eric Decker (groin) sidelined. "Demaryius is a guy that we are going to feature. His size and strength and speed just allows you to do certain things with him that other players just can't do," QB Peyton Manning said. Manning added Thomas is the biggest receiver he has played with since being in the NFL and has a rare combination of speed and size. "I look forward just to getting more and more comfortable with him and just kind of growing through this process," Manning noted.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas stood out during practice Thursday, Aug. 2, making several big catches during the day with WR Eric Decker (groin) sidelined. "Demaryius is a guy that we are going to feature. His size and strength and speed just allows you to do certain things with him that other players just can't do," QB Peyton Manning said. Manning added Thomas is the biggest receiver he has played with since being in the NFL and has a rare combination of speed and size. "I look forward just to getting more and more comfortable with him and just kind of growing through this process," Manning noted.

WR | Anthony Armstrong | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Anthony Armstrong (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during practice Thursday, Aug. 2, and is scheduled to undergo X-rays on the shoulder. The belief is that Armstrong will be fine.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Laurent Robinson (head) sat out morning practice Thursday, Aug. 2, but was able to participate in the afternoon walkthrough.

WR | Joshua Morgan | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Joshua Morgan (hamstring) is expected to be back on the practice field Monday, Aug. 6, according to head coach Mike Shanahan.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester missed practice Thursday, Aug. 2, for personal reasons, according to Bears head coach Lovie Smith.

WR | Derek Hagan | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Derek Hagan continues to draw praise from head coach Chan Gailey. "He's working his tail off and pushing to be a big part of this offense," Gailey said Thursday, Aug. 2.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes, who missed practice with general soreness Thursday, Aug. 2, says he does not know when he will return to the practice field. "As soon as the trainers say I can get back on the field, that's when I'll be back on the field," Holmes said.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (groin) and OT Duane Brown (leg) will not practice the rest of the week, according to head coach Gary Kubiak Thursday, Aug. 2.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders said WR Mike Wallace's holdout has helped him because it has allowed him to build chemistry with QB Ben Roethlisberger by getting more reps during practice.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick hit WR Stevie Johnson with a long touchdown pass early in practice Thursday, Aug. 2, and the offense is looking sharp.

WR | Eric Weems | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Eric Weems (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 2. LB Brian Urlacher (knee) returned to practice.

WR | Vincent Jackson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib is enjoying his practice time against WR Vincent Jackson, saying he is a prototypical wide receiver. Talib notes he is "no slouch" himself.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agents
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson said players like Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew and Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace have nothing to gain by holding out for more money. "Well, going through my little deal and things like that, I definitely found out there's really not much you can do," Jackson said. "There's no control you really have over that. Trying to force a team to pay and things like that is definitely not something too smart ... I would say just go keep working hard and go out there and prove what kind of player you are."


Tight End

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley hasn't missed any time to start training camp despite missing 11 games last season with a left knee injury. "I have no concerns. My injuries from last year are feeling much better," Cooley said. He noted he took his time working out during the offseason to slowly progress to where he needed to be. With the emergence of TE Fred Davis in the offense, Cooley needs to show he can still be a threat in the passing game and pile up yards after the catch. He also needs to prove he can stay healthy and on the field.

TE | Marcedes Lewis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis was featured when the team worked on red zone drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 2. Lewis looked like the effective weapon he was two seasons ago.


Offensive Tackle

OT | James Lee | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Lance Lewis (groin), OT James Lee (knee) and SS DeJon Gomes (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 2. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Gomes could miss a few days with his shoulder injury.

OT | Duane Brown | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (groin) and OT Duane Brown (leg) will not practice the rest of the week, according to head coach Gary Kubiak Thursday, Aug. 2.

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (hamstring) and OT Bryant McKinnie (back) both missed practice Thursday Aug. 2.

OT | Jeff Otah | Free Agent | Injury
Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said OT Jeff Otah (knee) was released because he failed a physical.

OT | Jonathan Scott | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OT Jonathan Scott (knee) was seen walking around with the help of a crutch with a heavy brace on his right knee.

OT | Jeff Backus | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (thumb) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 2, but still has the cast on his thumb and wore protective covering over it.


Guard

OG | Jamey Richard | New England Patriots | Injury, Transaction
The New England Patriots have placed OG Jamey Richard (concussion) on Injured Reserve. In a corresponding move, the team claimed OG Dustin Waldron from the Miami Dolphins.

OG | Montrae Holland | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys will meet with free-agent OG Montrae Holland (Cowboys).


Defensive Line

DL | Jason Hunter | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Denver Broncos DE Jason Hunter has been seeing snaps with the first-string defense opposite DE Elvis Dumervil, which has pushed DE Robert Ayers to the second-team defense at times. Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said he loves Hunter, as he is the rugged type of defenseman he's looking for on the defensive line.

DL | Austen Lane | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Austen Lane (foot) suffered a foot sprain during practice Thursday, Aug. 2, and is expected to out for around two weeks.

DL | J.J. Watt | Houston Texans | Injury
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (elbow) suffered a dislocated elbow during practice Thursday, Aug. 2, but doctors popped back into position. He is not expected to miss much time because of the injury.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (hamstring) and OT Bryant McKinnie (back) both missed practice Thursday Aug. 2.


Linebacker

LB | A.J. Edds | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB A.J. Edds (knee) has cleared waivers and has been placed on Injured Reserve.

LB | Keith Bulluck | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB Keith Bulluck (Giants) will announce his retirement from professional football Friday, Aug. 3.

LB | Daryl Smith | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Daryl Smith (groin) suffered a groin injury during practice Thursday, Aug. 2, but the injury is not believed to be serious. Head coach Mike Mularkey said Smith likely will miss a week of practice.

LB | Greg Lloyd Jr. | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have acquired Greg Lloyd Jr. and Moise Fokou from the Philadelphia Eagles for CB Kevin Thomas and a conditional seventh-round draft choice.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Eric Weems (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 2. LB Brian Urlacher (knee) returned to practice.

LB | Michael Boley | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LBs Keith Rivers (hamstring), Michael Boley (hamstring) and Jake Muasau (hamstring) and OT James Brewer (back) sat out practice Thursday, August 2.


Cornerback

CB | Kevin Thomas | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have acquired Greg Lloyd Jr. and Moise Fokou from the Philadelphia Eagles for CB Kevin Thomas and a conditional seventh-round draft choice.

CB | Jimmy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees says he does not know the extent of CB Jimmy Smith's (back) injury. "I don't know, he just went down and grabbed his back," Pees said.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee (knee) missed practice Thursday Aug. 2. McGee was spotted on the sidelines icing his knee.

CB | Terrell Thomas | New York Giants | Injury
Updating a previous report, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said there was nothing new to report on CB Terrell Thomas (knee). When asked if he believed Thomas could play again this year, Coughlin said he "didn't know what to believe."

CB | Jabari Greer | New Orleans Saints | Injury
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints CB Jabari Greer (hernia), who is undergoing groin surgery in Philadelphia Thursday, August 2, is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, according to Saints coach Joe Vitt.

CB | Aqib Talib | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib is enjoying his practice time against WR Vincent Jackson, saying he is a prototypical wide receiver. Talib notes he is "no slouch" himself.


Strong Safety

SS | Quinton Carter | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos S Quinton Carter (hamstring, knee) is dealing with both a right hamstring injury and a knee injury.

SS | Jim Leonhard | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills are meeting with free-agent SS Jim Leonhard (Jets).

SS | Adrian Wilson | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals RB William Powell (undisclosed) and SS Adrian Wilson (undisclosed) left practice Wednesday, Aug. 1, because of undisclosed injuries. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he did not have updates on either player.

SS | Chris Horton | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants S Chris Horton (undisclosed) was carted off the field Thursday, August 2, with an undisclosed injury.


Free Safety

FS | Nate Allen | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles S Nate Allen (undisclosed) left practice early Thursday, Aug. 2. Allen showed a slight limp as he headed off for more treatment.

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions RBs Jahvid Best (concussion) and Mikel Leshoure (hamstring), CB Chris Greenwood (abdomen) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 2.

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