Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 7, 2012 @ 09:36:23 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins rookie QB Robert Griffin III admitted he has been holding onto the ball a bit longer than he should during team workouts because he knows he is not going to get hit by the defense. Griffin dismissed any concerns about him being slow to react in practice. He feels it is important to get every read and right throw in practice so he'll be more ready for the live action of a game. Griffin also noted he hasn't taken off and ran much because the defense is staying at bay by knowing what play is being called. He also hasn't gone deep much during practice, noting the defensive backs, who also know the play, have taken away a lot of options over the top.

QB | Charlie Whitehurst | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers backup QB Charlie Whitehurst (knee) returned to practice on a limited basis Monday, Aug. 5. He said he is feeling pretty good and it was nice to get back on the field. He is returning from a strained MCL in his right knee.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
During a Seattle Seahawks scrimmage Sunday, Aug. 5, QB Tarvaris Jackson worked with the first-string offense. QB Matt Flynn ran with the second team and rookie QB Russell Wilson led the third team. Each quarterback led five drives. Jackson led the team to a touchdown drive, which came when he ran one in. Flynn had a touchdown pass during one of his drives and Wilson led the team to a field goal.

QB | Brady Quinn | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Kansas City Chiefs released their first preseason depth chart Monday, Aug. 6, and QB Brady Quinn is listed as the primary backup to QB Matt Cassel. QB Ricky Stanzi is listed as the third quarterback.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Ed Dickson said quarterback Joe Flacco is playing at an all-time high, and he is excited to have him as his quarterback.

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden is excited to be named the starting quarterback. "I feel more comfortable in the huddle than I did a couple of weeks ago," Weeden said.

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez went 5-for-11 passing and was sacked three times in practice Monday, Aug. 6. QB Tim Tebow was just 3-for-8 passing and was sacked six times in 19 snaps.

QB | David Garrard | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB David Garrard was listed as the No. 1 quarterback on the team's first preseason depth chart released Monday, Aug. 6.


Running Back

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been listed as the first-string running back ahead of RB Bernard Scott on the team's initial depth chart.

RB | Bernard Scott | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been listed as the first-string running back ahead of RB Bernard Scott on the team's initial depth chart.

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has been happy with RB Kevin Smith during training camp. "He's a very consistent player. He's very good mentally," Schwartz said. He went on to note Smith knows the team's offense inside and out and has done a nice job of picking up a few special teams. "Kevin has had not just a good training camp, but a good offseason program for us," Schwartz noted.

RB | Mikel Leshoure | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (hamstring) is getting closer to returning to action but remains day to day, according to head coach Jim Schwartz. Leshoure is running as part of his rehab program.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch appeared in midseason form during a team scrimmage Sunday, Aug. 5. He broke a 70-yard run during the work out.

RB | Toby Gerhart | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
There are no plans by the Minnesota Vikings coaching staff to let RB Toby Gerhart shoulder a heavier load in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, against the San Francisco 49ers. "We'll get him in there some," head coach Leslie Frazier said Monday, Aug. 6, "but we're not going to hand it off to him a lot, not in the preseason. He'll have limited reps for sure."

RB | Jordan Todman | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Jordan Todman (ankle) was back in pads Monday, Aug. 6, for the first time since suffering a sprained left ankle. However, it is uncertain how much he worked during team drills, and whether he'll be able to suit up for the team's first preseason game Friday, Aug. 10, against the San Francisco 49ers.

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is expected to play in the team's preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, against the Arizona Cardinals. It will be the first true game action for Charles since going down with a torn anterior cruciate ligament last fall. Charles will also see reps in a scrimmage against Arizona Tuesday, Aug. 7.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (thumb) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 6.

RB | Tim Hightower | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (knee) is the No. 1 running back on the first depth chart released by the team Monday Aug. 6.

RB | Mario Fannin | Denver Broncos | Injury, Transaction
The Denver Broncos placed running back Mario Fannin (Achilles') on Injured Reserve Monday, Aug. 6.

RB | Taiwan Jones | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring) is not taking part in practice Monday, Aug. 6.

RB | Joe McKnight | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets RB Joe McKnight (undisclosed) was helped off the field during practice Monday, Aug. 6, after going down with an injury.

RB | Javarris Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys signed free-agent RB Javarris Williams (Texans) Monday, Aug. 6. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating an earlier report, New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (foot) said he has been running straight ahead and in circles pain-free.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (ribs) can't move laterally without pain. He thought he broke his ribs before X-rays were negative.

WR | Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WRs Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss and Leonard Hankerson have all put up solid showings in training camp and all three of them have had the most extensive playing time with the first-string offense.

WR | Joshua Morgan | Washington Redskins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins WR Joshua Morgan (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 6, after missing five days of action. Morgan is currently listed third on the depth chart behind WRs Santana Moss and Leonard Hankerson.

WR | Brandon Tate | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon Tate has been listed as a starting wide receiver opposite A.J. Green and ahead of WR Armon Binns on the team's first depth chart of training camp. Tate dealt with hamstring problems last week but returned to practice and played in the team's scrimmage Sunday, Aug. 5, catching a touchdown. Rookie Mohamed Sanu was listed fourth on the depth chart.

WR | Terrell Owens | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks apparently are looking for veteran WR Terrell Owens to help WRs Doug Baldwin, Sidney Rice. Golden Tate and Ricardo Lockette.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (concussion) has been ruled out for the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 9, against the San Diego Chargers due to the concussion he suffered in practice over the weekend.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe, who is the last unsigned franchise player, plans to show before the regular season begins, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

WR | David Nelson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR David Nelson (knee) was able to participate in drills on a limited basis in practice Monday, Aug. 6. However, he will not play in the team's preseason opener against the Washington Redskins Thursday, Aug. 9.

WR | Greg Childs | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Greg Childs (knee) posted on his official Twitter account that he was heading for surgery Monday, Aug. 6, to repair two ruptured patellar tendons suffered Saturday, Aug. 4, in practice. He was waived Monday, a precursor to placing him on Injured Reserve if he goes unclaimed.

WR | Kamar Jorden | Minnesota Vikings | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Kamar Jorden (hand, wrist) remains sidelined from practice due to a hand or wrist ailment. His return date is uncertain.

WR | DaMarcus Ganaway | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Jets waived WRs DaMarcus Ganaway and Scotty McKnight Monday, Aug. 6.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens WR Jacoby Jones (undisclosed) left practice early Monday, Aug. 6. Head coach John Harbaugh did not have an update on Jones' status.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (undisclosed) left practice early Monday, Aug. 6.

WR | Justin Blackmon | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon agreed to terms on a contract Monday, Aug. 6, and is expected to sign it Monday night or Tuesday morning.

WR | Rashied Davis | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears have signed free-agent WR Rashied Davis (Lions). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Denarius Moore | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore (hamstring) is not practicing Monday, Aug. 6.

WR | David Little | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys signed free-agent WR David Little Monday, Aug. 6. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Tight End

TE | John Carlson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (knee) was jogging on the sidelines Monday, Aug. 6, for the first time since suffering his Grade 2 sprain of the right medial collateral ligament in his knee. He is wearing a large brace to protect the knee.

TE | Tony Moeaki | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki (knee) has looked good in training camp, as he makes his way back from a serious knee injury, and he is expected to see time in the team's first preseason game Friday, Aug. 10, against the Arizona Cardinals. Moeaki is also expected to see time in a scrimmage with the Cardinals Tuesday, Aug. 7.

TE | Brent Celek | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (knee) said his knee is doing a lot better but does not expect to play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9. Celek did not rule out the possibility of playing in the rest of the preseason games.

TE | Ed Dickson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Cary Williams (undisclosed), TE Ed Dickson (eye) and WR Tandon Doss (hamstring) all returned to practice Monday, Aug. 6.

TE | Nate Byham | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers OG Mike Iupati (undisclosed) and TE Nate Byham (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Aug 6, after missing the previous two days. C Jason Slowey (undisclosed) did not practice.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Marshall Newhouse | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Marshall Newhouse (concussion) has a chance to play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 9, against the San Diego Chargers.

OT | Erik Pears | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Monday, Aug. 6, that OT Erik Pears (groin) had a good visit with a specialist, and Pears was given advice on how to deal with the injury. Pears has been sidelined since the second day of training camp after aggravating a groin injury.

OT | Geoffrey Schwartz | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier stopped short of naming OL Brandon Fusco his starting right guard, but things are looking good since OL Geoffrey Schwartz (hernia) might miss four to 10 weeks after having sports hernia surgery. OL Chris Degeare and C Joe Berger are still in the hunt at the position, and Fusco needs to keep his cool when he is on the field. "I'm going to be a lot smarter player, but stay on the physical side," Fusco said. "I've got to be smarter, or I won't be here for long."

OT | William Beatty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), OT William Beatty (back) and LB Jacquian Williams (hamstring) all missed practice Monday, Aug. 6.


Guard

OG | Ryan Lilja | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel and his staff have been looking for contingency plans at center, and that includes having OG Ryan Lilja take some reps at center. Lilja saw time in the middle Saturday, Aug. 4, and again Monday, Aug. 6, in practice.

OG | Chris Chester | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OG Chris Chester (ankle) suffered a mild ankle sprain during practice. Head coach Mike Shanahan said he does not think Chester will need to undergo an MRI.

OG | Marshal Yanda | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OG Marshal Yanda (undisclosed) left practice early Monday, Aug. 6, and did not return. He looked fine heading into the training room.

OG | Mike Iupati | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers OG Mike Iupati (undisclosed) and TE Nate Byham (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Aug 6, after missing the previous two days. C Jason Slowey (undisclosed) did not practice.


Offensive Line

OL | DeMarcus Love | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Minnesota Vikings OT DeMarcus Love (pectoral) did not require surgery for his pectoral muscle injury, but he still might need a week or two off to re-gain strength, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.

OL | Brandon Fusco | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier stopped short of naming OL Brandon Fusco his starting right guard, but things are looking good since OL Geoffrey Schwartz (hernia) might miss four to 10 weeks after having sports hernia surgery. OL Chris Degeare and C Joe Berger are still in the hunt at the position, and Fusco needs to keep his cool when he is on the field. "I'm going to be a lot smarter player, but stay on the physical side," Fusco said. "I've got to be smarter, or I won't be here for long."


Defensive Line

DL | Pernell McPhee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DE Pernell McPhee (undisclosed) left practice early Monday, Aug. 6.

DL | Matt Shaughnessy | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DE Matt Shaughnessy (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in practice Monday, Aug. 6. Head coach Dennis Allen could not say how severe the injury was.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DL Richard Seymour (knee) is not taking part in practice Monday, Aug. 6.


Linebacker

LB | Larry English | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OLB Larry English (hamstring) practiced for a second consecutive day Monday, Aug. 6.

LB | Jarret Johnson | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers WR Roscoe Parrish (undisclosed), WR Richard Goodman (undisclosed), OLB Jarret Johnson (undisclosed) and CB Marcus Gilchrist (undisclosed) worked on the sidelines during afternoon workouts Monday, Aug. 6.

LB | Alex Albright | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys LB Alex Albright has been seeing time in individual drills at tight end. The focus of the afternoon practice was short yardage and goal-line runs, and Albright saw some work. "Playing behind (TE Jason Witten) and learning from Jason Witten, what better teacher do you need?" Albright said.

LB | Alex Watkins | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans LB Alex Watkins (ankle) sustained an ankle injury Monday, Aug. 6.

LB | Jacquian Williams | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), OT William Beatty (back) and LB Jacquian Williams (hamstring) all missed practice Monday, Aug. 6.

LB | Keith Brooking | Denver Broncos | Transaction
The Denver Broncos signed LB Keith Brooking (Cowboys) Monday, Aug. 6. Terms of the deal were undisclosed

LB | Casey Matthews | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Casey Matthews (hip) is expected to practice Monday, Aug. 6, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

LB | Aaron Curry | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders P Shane Lechler (knee) and LB Aaron Curry (knee) still have not been cleared for practice.

LB | Chase Blackburn | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Chase Blackburn (thigh) said he is ready to return to practice.


Cornerback

CB | Antoine Cason | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Diego Chargers CB Antoine Cason is expected to start the season opposite CB Quentin Jammer in the starting lineup. Cason spent the offseason reviewing every route run against him.

CB | Marcus Gilchrist | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers WR Roscoe Parrish (undisclosed), WR Richard Goodman (undisclosed), OLB Jarret Johnson (undisclosed) and CB Marcus Gilchrist (undisclosed) worked on the sidelines during afternoon workouts Monday, Aug. 6.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) met with renowned Dr. James Andrews Monday, Aug. 6, in Florida, and the doctor denied medical clearance for Jenkins to resume contact in practice, according to a source.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee (knee) has been practicing on a limited basis, and his status is uncertain for the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 9, against the Washington Redskins.

CB | Brandon Flowers | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers (foot) missed both practice sessions Monday, Aug. 6, but head coach Romeo Crennel said Flowers is expected back at practice soon.

CB | Orlando Scandrick | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (undisclosed) left the team's walkthrough Monday, Aug. 6, after suffering an undisclosed injury.

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), OT William Beatty (back) and LB Jacquian Williams (hamstring) all missed practice Monday, Aug. 6.

CB | Terrell Thomas | New York Giants | Injury
Updating previous reports, New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas (knee) received encouraging news, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

CB | Cary Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Cary Williams (undisclosed), TE Ed Dickson (eye) and WR Tandon Doss (hamstring) all returned to practice Monday, Aug. 6.

CB | Julian Posey | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Julian Posey (hamstring) suffered an apparent hamstring injury in practice Monday, Aug. 6.

CB | Isaac Madison | Free Agent | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys released CB Isaac Madison Monday, Aug. 6.


Strong Safety

SS | Eric Berry | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Kansas City Chiefs CB Eric Berry (knee) is scheduled to play in the club's first preseason game Friday, Aug. 10, against the Arizona Cardinals.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he is not worried about S Louis Delmas' (knee) status for the regular season. Schwartz said Delmas is battling through some knee soreness and they are just worried about it in the short term.

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