Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 13, 2012 @ 09:43:31 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ryan Tannehill | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QBs Matt Moore and Ryan Tannehill will split reps with the first team this week in practice, and head coach Joe Philbin said he will let things play out before naming a starter for the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17. "As the week progresses, we're going to kinda make a decision," Philbin said. "Again, we haven't quite crossed that bridge yet."

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano said QB Tim Tebow will not have an expanded role, even with the offensive line's struggles in pass protection. "Mark is a good athlete and he's our quarterback," Sparano said, giving QB Mark Sanchez a vote of confidence. "I thought he has been playing really well right now for us and I don't see that kind of scenario at all out there."

QB | Andrew Luck | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck went 10-for-16 with 188 yards and two touchdowns against the St. Louis Rams in the Colts' first preseason game Sunday, Aug. 12.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said QB Jake Locker is closing the gap in the starting quarterback competition with QB Matt Hasselbeck. Munchak indicated Locker could start the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 17.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said QB Kevin Kolb will work with the first-team offense during the preseason game Friday, Aug. 17.

QB | Kevin O'Connell | Free Agent | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers have released QB Kevin O'Connell.

QB | Kellen Moore | Detroit Lions | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Kellen Moore struggled in his first professional appearance in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 10, against the Cleveland Browns. He misfired on 10 of his 14 pass attempts, posting just 40 yards and a quarterback rating of just 9.8. Moore and QB R.J. Archer are battling for the No. 3 job behind starter QB Matthew Stafford and No. 2 QB Shaun Hill.

QB | Mike Kafka | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles QB Mike Kafka (hand) fractured his left (non-throwing) hand in the team's preseason opener and will be limited for the next three weeks. Kafka will be able to participate in practice drills where he does not have to take snaps from center. QB Nick Foles will work with the No. 2 offense in "live" practice periods.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (thumb) will take part in practice Saturday, Aug. 11.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said he can use the team's preseason debut as a building block. "It felt good to get out there," Manning said. "We can build on this." WR Brandon Stokley said it looked like Manning hasn't lost a beat despite the long layoff. "To me there was no difference. He still throws the ball great," Stokley said. "I think everybody saw ... that he has great control of the offense. I think we are just going to try to build on this and get better every week. I think it was a good first step."

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman played just one series in the preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins. However, he was crisp, completing four of his five pass attempts for 41 yards.

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden started the preseason game Friday, Aug. 10, against the Detroit Lions. He completed three of his nine pass attempts for 62 yards with one interception and one lost fumble.

QB | David Garrard | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Miami Dolphins QB David Garrard (knee) said doctors told him he is expected to miss two to four weeks after his arthroscopic knee surgery. Garrard said nothing happened during practice and it is just wear and tear over the years.


Running Back

RB | Taiwan Jones | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore (hamstring), WR Eddie McGee (hamstring), RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring), P Shane Lechler (knee) and OG Zach Hurd (head) will all but certainly miss the preseason opener Monday, Aug. 13.

RB | Joe McKnight | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets RB Joe McKnight (ankle) is taking part in positional drills in practice Monday, Aug. 13.

RB | Ronnie Brown | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner indicated Sunday, Aug. 12, that the team will use a running back by committee approach until RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle) is healthy enough to return. "Right now, it'd probably be a mix" between RBs Ronnie Brown, Le'Ron McClain and Curtis Brinkley.

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (foot) will miss the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16, against the Atlanta Falcons.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) took all the first-team reps in practice Sunday, Aug. 12, in his first day back from the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list. RB Toby Gerhart was working with the second team.

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson saw three goal-line carries in a live drill in practice Sunday, Aug. 12. He was able to convert all three into scores.

RB | Cedric Benson | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers have signed free-agent RB Cedric Benson (Bengals) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

RB | Jonathan Dwyer | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer (shoulder) could be able to play in the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 19. He suffered a sprained AC joint during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) will receive practice reps this week and his status for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, will be determined by head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Whisenhunt said he would like to see Wells get some touches in the upcoming preseason game but expects Wells to get more playing time in the fourth preseason game.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB James Starks (toe) is considered week-to-week with turf toe.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart signed a five-year contract extension worth $36.5 million, including $22.5 million guaranteed. "We are thrilled to be able to extend Jonathan for five additional years. He is a perfect fit for our organization. He is a playmaker who can make the difference in games, and we have seen the impact he and DeAngelo Williams have had on our team," general manager Marty Hurney said in a statement released by the Panthers.

RB | Mike Goodson | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Mike Goodson (neck) said Saturday, Aug. 11, that he still has a little soreness in his neck, but he indicated it wasn't major pain.

RB | Ronnie Hillman | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (hamstring) is working in full-team practice sessions Saturday, Aug. 11, for the first time since returning from a hamstring injury.

RB | Mikel Leshoure | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (hamstring) is expected to return to practice next week.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams had just 155 carries last season, but he averaged 5.4 yards per carry. Williams averaged fewer than 10 carries a game last season his fewest since 2007; however, head coach Ron Rivera believes the team's multidimensional attack benefits the backfield. "I think our guys realize that what we're doing and the way we do it is good for them, and if it's good for them it's good for the team," Rivera said. "If our guys are getting anywhere between eight and 10 touches, 12 touches, and they're effective, it's great. And what it does, it doesn't wear them (down)."

RB | Rashad Jennings | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings rushed for 56 yards on 12 carries in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 10.

RB | LeGarrette Blount | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount said following the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 10, that he is quicker after slimming down in the offseason. "I feel faster. I feel a lot quicker," Blount said. "I feel a lot lighter on my feet. Everything's coming into play."

RB | Doug Martin | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount said the tandem of he and RB Doug Martin could be the best backfield in the NFL. "We can definitely be the best duo in the NFL, with the schemes that we have, with the offensive line that we have, with the blocking and the confidence (Martin) has in me and the confidence I have in him," Blount said. "It's definitely going to be a really good fit. We have the potential to be the best backfield in the league."

RB | David Wilson | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB David Wilson recorded a team-high 43 yards rushing in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 10. Wilson also had a 48-yard kickoff return in the game.

RB | William Powell | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB William Powell recorded 92 yards rushing on nine carries and one touchdown in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 10.

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) took a solid shot to his left knee on his first carry in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 10; however, he jumped back up and into the huddle. "That was a relief," head coach Romeo Crennel said. "For him to take that hit, I think that helped clear his mind about where he is with that injury. Until you get hit on it, you just never know. You're always wondering about it. Now he's been hit in a game and I think that will help him going forward."

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (knee, toe) is expected back at practice Monday, Aug. 13.

RB | Jackie Battle | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said Friday, Aug. 10, that he did not anticipate the team bringing in a running back with RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle) sidelined four to six weeks. That means RBs Jackie Battle, Curtis Brinkley, Ronnie Brown and FB Le'Ron McClain are likely to shoulder the load during the remaining preseason games.

RB | Javarris James | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals FB Jared Crank (neck), DL Nick Eason (personal), RB Javarris James (abductor), TE Jeff King (PUP - quadriceps), LB Paris Lenon (ankle), CB Crezdon Butler (hip), LB Zach Nash (ankle) and WR Stephen Williams (hamstring) were each held out of the preseason game Friday, Aug. 10, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

RB | Ryan Williams | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams (knee) went through pre-game warmups, but was held out of the team's second preseason game Friday, Aug. 10, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said RB Marshawn Lynch will not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said DE Cliff Avril, RB Jahvid Best (concussion), WR Ryan Broyles (knee), FS Don Carey (undisclosed), FS Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Greenwood (abdomen), RB Mikel Leshoure (hamstring), DT Sammie Hill (back), OT Jonathan Scott (knee) and DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (knee) have been ruled out for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 10.


Fullback

FB | Eddie Williams | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns DE Marcus Benard (undisclosed), WR Travis Benjamin (soreness), LB Scott Fujita (soreness), LB D'Qwell Jackson (shoulder), CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle), DL Scott Paxson (knee), DE Frostee Rucker (undisclosed), FB Eddie Williams (undisclosed) and SS Usama Young (hamstring) did not practice Sunday, Aug. 12, due to injury.

FB | Brock Bolen | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars FB Brock Bolen (knee) will miss a few weeks because of swelling in his knee. CB Derek Cox (hamstring) is expected to miss two weeks because of a hamstring injury.

FB | Bradie Ewing | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Atlanta Falcons have placed FB Bradie Ewing (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2012 season.

FB | Lousaka Polite | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction, Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent FB Lousaka Polite (Patriots) and TE Chase Coffman (Buccaneers). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

FB | Reagan Mauia | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed free-agent FB Reagan Mauia. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team released OG Chris Stewart.

FB | David Johnson | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers FB David Johnson (knee) suffered what is believed to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9.


Wide Receiver

WR | Duke Calhoun | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Duke Calhoun (knee) and LB Mario Kurn (knee) will miss the 2012 season with torn anterior cruciate ligaments in their right knees.

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots are not expected to sign free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets).

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring), OG Nate Livings (hamstring), OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (knee, hip), WR Dez Bryant (hamstring), CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), CB Morris Claiborne (knee), DT Jay Ratliff (foot), LB Anthony Spencer (hamstring) and DE Jason Hatcher (hamstring) could all miss the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 13.

WR | Chad Johnson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Miami Dolphins LB Karlos Dansby said he is upset the team did not stand behind free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) following a domestic dispute. "I hate that we didn't stand behind him," Dansby said. "I know the guys in the locker room would. But the organization felt a totally different way about the situation, and they probably had more information than we know. And they had to do what they had to do."

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (ribs) is taking part in receiver drills in practice Monday, Aug. 13.

WR | Randy Moss | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The San Francisco 49ers will likely limit WR Randy Moss to 20 to 25 snaps per game this season in order to keep him fresh.

WR | Greg Camarillo | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets could look to sign free-agent WR Greg Camarillo (Vikings). He's familiar with offensive coordinator Tony Sparano's system, having played under him in 2008 and 2009 with the Miami Dolphins.

WR | Eddie Royal | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (groin) did not practice Sunday, Aug. 12.

WR | Damaris Johnson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Damaris Johnson made the start Thursday, Aug. 9, in the preseason opener with WR Jeremy Maclin (hamstring) a late scratch. Johnson posted a game-high four receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown, as he battles for depth chart positioning.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (hamstring) was limited in practice Sunday, Aug. 12. He tweaked a hamstring during pre-game warmups before the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 9.

WR | LaQuan Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR LaQuan Williams has had a strong training camp to date, and he is looking like the favorite in the race for the No. 4 receiver job.

WR | Justin Blackmon | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to use WRs Justin Blackmon and Laurent Robinson as their starting wide receivers, with WR Mike Thomas working from the slot. WRs Kevin Elliott, Brian Robiskie and Cecil Shorts are expected to be the backups.

WR | Lee Evans | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Sunday, Aug. 12, that WR Lee Evans was released because he is no longer the same player as earlier in his career. He said Evans wasn't able to run routes the way he did in his prime. "He's just struggling getting in and out of breaks and I think he felt the same way," Mularkey said.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur was unhappy with WR Mohamed Massaquoi (concussion), who corresponded with a fan on the head injury he suffered in the team's first preseason game against the Detroit Lions. Mohamed responded to the fan by writing, "No! Precautionary! Can't wait to get back to work," in response to a question if he suffered a concussion. Shurmur had another view: "I told you what happened and that's what happened. He had a concussion and we're treating it so."

WR | Josh Gordon | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur pulled WR Josh Gordon from an 11-on-11 drill and replaced him with WR Rod Windsor Sunday, Aug. 12. Gordon didn't run hard during a fade route. "He's a rookie in the NFL and so he learns everything by doing it," Shurmur said.

WR | Derek Hagan | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Derek Hagan (knee) suffered an apparent laceration to his right knee in practice Sunday, Aug. 12. He left practice, was tended to by the training staff, and he then returned with a wrap. After a few reps, he had a noticeable blood stain on the wrap, but he was able to finish practice.

WR | T.J. Graham | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR T.J. Graham has blown past struggling WR Marcus Easley on the team's depth chart in training camp and the preseason. He has plenty of raw talent, and the biggest challenge will be getting to know the playbook inside and out.

WR | Torrey Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (ankle) is participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 12.

WR | Demetrius Williams | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free-agent WR Demetrius Williams (Browns) and OG Josh Beekman (Colts). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said WR Andre Johnson (groin) is expected to play in the second preseason game. He is not play in the first preseason game because he was behind in his practice reps.

WR | Taylor Price | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived injured WR Taylor Price (undisclosed). He will go on Injured Reserve if he is not claimed off waivers.

WR | Chaz Schilens | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Chaz Schilens (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the preseason game Friday, Aug. 10.

WR | Jeremy Kerley | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (hamstring) said he has a slight tear in his hamstring but hopes to participate in team drills by the end of the week.

WR | Stephen Burton | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Stephen Burton got the start in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, over WR Percy Harvin. Head coach Leslie Frazier indicated it was because the team wanted to see more of Burton in "game situations." The team is looking for a receiver to step up with WR Jerome Simpson facing a three-game suspension to start the season, and WR Greg Childs (knee) out for the season.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Indianapolis Colts have been using WR Austin Collie on the outside, rather than his customary slot spot, during training camp. The new coaching staff led by head coach Chuck Pagano sees Collie as more of an asset outside, even in three wide receiver sets.

WR | Riley Cooper | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said DE Jason Babin (calf), WR Riley Cooper (collarbone), CB Cliff Harris (ankle) and DT Cullen Jenkins (hamstring) will not take part in the afternoon practice session Saturday, Aug. 11.

WR | Brian Hernandez | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed free-agent WR Brian Hernandez (Redskins). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Nick Toon | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Nick Toon (foot) is expected to miss the preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, interim head coach Joe Vitt said Friday, Aug. 10, that Toon will return "sooner rather than later."

WR | Adrian Arrington | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Adrian Arrington (knee) is still being evaluated, according to interim head coach Joe Vitt. Arrington might require surgery on his troublesome knee at some point.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agents, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs franchise free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe was reportedly spotted at the Kansas City airport Friday, Aug. 10. Bowe still has not signed his one-year tender offer.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents, Fantasy
Tom Shaw, a conditioning coach that has been working with Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace in Florida, said Wallace has been working out and likely will report to training camp soon. Shaw said Wallace has been lifting, running and catching the ball during the workouts and the only thing he is not doing is getting hit.

WR | Deion Branch | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (undisclosed) did not play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, because of an undisclosed reason. He has not taken part in team drills during practice in over a week.

WR | Mohamed Sanu | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton indicated WRs Brandon Tate, Armon Binns and Mohamed Sanu may rotate at the starting wide receiver spot opposite WR A.J. Green. Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said his playing calling would be the same with whichever receiver is in the game.


Tight End

TE | Zach Miller | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks TE Zach Miller (concussion) has suffered four concussions in less than three calendar years.

TE | Jeff King | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday, Aug. 13, that they have activated TE Jeff King (quadriceps) from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

TE | E. Alex Smith | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns TE E. Alex Smith worked with the first-team offense in practice Sunday, Aug. 12, with TEs Jordan Cameron (back) and Benjamin Watson (undisclosed) sidelined.

TE | Delanie Walker | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (knee) suffered an apparent knee injury during practice Sunday, Aug. 12. He was walking gingerly after the injury.

TE | Eric Lair | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Transaction
The Green Bay Packers have placed TE Eric Lair (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2012 season.

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller said he expects to be a big part of the offense this season and to make the Pro Bowl.

TE | Adam Nissley | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Atlanta Falcons have waived TE Adam Nissley and P Dawson Zimmerman. Nissley was waived with an injury settlement since he suffered a knee injury in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9.

TE | Daniel Graham | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints signed free-agent TE Daniel Graham (Titans) Saturday, Aug. 11. The team waived CB Nate Bussey in the corresponding move.

TE | Brandon Myers | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders TE Brandon Myers (shoulder) had tests on his shoulder Saturday, Aug. 11, and they revealed no structural damage.

TE | Tony Moeaki | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki (knee) was able to play in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, against the Arizona Cardinals. It was his first action since suffering a torn ACL. He did not record a catch.

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (back) is expected back on the practice field Monday, Aug. 13.

TE | Ed Dickson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Ed Dickson (shoulder) underwent an MRI on the shoulder injury he suffered in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, and it did not reveal any structural damage. He is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.


Place Kicker

PK | Billy Cundiff | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens PKs Billy Cundiff and Justin Tucker each made four of their five field goal attempts in practice Sunday, Aug. 12. The only miss for Tucker was a 65-yard attempt.

PK | Blair Walsh | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh knocked through field goals from 39 and 26 yards to cap the starting offense's first two drives in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, against the San Francisco 49ers. "It was good to see him come in and kick that field goal early," head coach Leslie Frazier said. "The conditions were not great conditions, and he showed some poise and he had a touchback as well."


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jared Gaither | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OL Jared Gaither (back), DL Antonio Garay (ankle) and FS Eric Weddle (hip) were each held out of practice Sunday, Aug. 12.

OT | James Brewer | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT James Brewer (back) was carted off the field during practice Sunday, Aug. 12, because of tightness in his back.

OT | Mike X. Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Mike X. Adams (knee) said he expects to be out until the third preseason game because of his knee injury. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Adams is considered day-to-day at this point.

OT | Chad Clifton | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots are scheduled to meet with free-agent OT Chad Clifton (Packers).

OT | Trent Williams | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams (foot) suffered a foot injury in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, but said it is not serious. He said he is not sure if the injury will make him miss any practice time. He had X-rays on his foot but they were negative.

OT | Bobby Massie | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals OT Bobby Massie (toe) is battling a turf toe injury.

OT | Andre Ramsey | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers have waived OT Lee Ziemba (undisclosed). In a corresponding move, the team signed free-agent OT Andre Ramsey (Dolphins). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Guard

OG | Jason Spitz | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars C John Estes (knee) will undergo knee surgery and he will be out indefinitely, and OG Jason Spitz (ankle) might miss up to six weeks.

OG | Will Rackley | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said OG Will Rackley (ankle) could be able to play in the third preseason game.

OG | Daniel Loper | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Daniel Loper (elbow) suffered an elbow injury during practice Saturday, Aug. 11, and will undergo an MRI Sunday, Aug. 12.

OG | Travelle Wharton | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals OG Travelle Wharton (knee) will miss the entire 2012 season after suffering a knee injury in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 10.

OG | David Arkin | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys OL David Arkin is expected to take first-team snaps in practice while C Phil Costa (back) recovers from a lower back injury.

OG | Brandon Washington | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Saturday, Aug. 11, that OG Brandon Washington (head) still has not been cleared from his concussion.

OG | Deuce Lutui | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OG Deuce Lutui will start at right guard in the absence of OG John Moffitt (elbow).

OG | Andrew Tiller | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OG Andrew Tiller (triceps) had surgery Friday, Aug. 10, to repair a torn triceps. He is expected to be healthy in four to six months, and will likely be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve.


Offensive Line

OL | Phil Costa | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys C Phil Costa (back) will not play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 13, but is expected to return to practice this week.


Defensive Line

DL | Da'Quan Bowers | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Although Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in May, there's growing hope that he might be able to play in 2012. General manager Mark Domenik said the team plans to place Bowers on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of the regular season. As a result, Bowers will miss the first six games; however, Dominik sounded optimistic about the possibility of Bowers returning after that. "He's ahead of schedule in terms of his surgery was very successful," Dominik said. "His rehab has been very successful. The only thing we're doing now is limiting what he can do to try to keep him from overexerting himself because he feels so good."

DL | Carlos Dunlap | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap (knee) could miss the team's Week 1 game with a sprained right knee. "It's just a matter of how Carlos' body comes around," head coach Marvin Lewis said. "He's been two days of the new, diligent Carlos Dunlap. He's aiming to be ready, to prove that he's ready to go. He's in a race."

DL | Spencer Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DT Spencer Johnson (shoulder) was able to take part in individual drills during practice Sunday, Aug. 12, but he sat out team drills.

DL | Stephen Paea | Chicago Bears | Injury
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears DT Stephen Paea (ankle) said the trainers told him he will miss one to two weeks with his ankle injury.

DL | Shaun Cody | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans DT Shaun Cody (back) has a disk problem in his back and is expected to miss some time because of the injury. Cody received an epidural for his back Sunday, Aug. 12.

DL | Shaun Rogers | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DT Shaun Rogers (leg) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 12, because of a swollen leg.

DL | Ronnie Cameron | Free Agent | Transaction
The Chicago Bears have waived DT Ronnie Cameron and CB Jeremy Ware.

DL | Letroy Guion | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings DT Letroy Guion (knee) underwent an MRI and it did not show anything other than a posterior cruciate ligament injury. He likely will miss a week or two because of the injury.

DL | Korey Bosworth | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have signed free-agent CB Reshard Langford (Chiefs). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team released Korey Bosworth.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DT Richard Seymour (knee) returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 11.

DL | John Gill | Free Agent | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have released DT John Gill.

DL | Ryan McBean | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Updating a previous item, Baltimore Ravens DE Ryan McBean (ankle) broke his left ankle in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, a league source confirmed. It's a fracture dislocation and it will require surgery.


Linebacker

LB | Courtney Upshaw | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Courtney Upshaw (shoulder) is still easing his way back into fully participating in practice; however, he believes he could be ready to play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17. "I'm confident but it depends on how my shoulder reacts to these next few days of practice," Upshaw said. "I got to wait on the OK to go out there."

LB | Jamar Chaney | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Jamar Chaney (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant in practice Sunday, Aug. 12.

LB | Danny Batten | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
Buffalo Bills LB Danny Batten has been a liability in coverage during training camp, and he has struggled against the run. The change from the 4-3 scheme to a 3-4 setup might make Batten a roster casualty.

LB | Brian Cushing | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said LB Brian Cushing (illness) should be able to return to practice Monday, Aug. 13.

LB | Kenny Rowe | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers have signed free-agent LB Kenny Rowe (49ers) to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (knee) said he will be ready for the start of the regular season.

LB | Malcolm Smith | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.

LB | Desmond Bishop | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said LB Desmond Bishop (hamstring, knee) will need surgery on the hamstring injury he suffered in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, and his 2012 season is in jeopardy. McCarthy said Bishop also suffered a knee sprain during the game.

LB | Xavier Adibi | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears signed free-agent LBs Xavier Adibi (Vikings) and K.C. Asiodu (Packers) Saturday, Aug. 11.

LB | Aaron Curry | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders LB Aaron Curry (knee) left camp Saturday, Aug. 11, to get a second opinion on his ailing knee.

LB | Aston Whiteside | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears signed free-agent LB Aston Whiteside (Cowboys) Saturday, Aug. 11.

LB | Mister Alexander | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (illness) will not play in the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 11, and will be replaced by LB Mister Alexander in the lineup.

LB | Miles Burris | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders LB Miles Burris could start for the team in Week 1 as LB Aaron Curry (knees) continues to deal with sore knees.

LB | Rey Maualuga | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals LB Rey Maualuga (knee) said he could return for practice Sunday, Aug. 12, although he will likely miss a couple of days.

LB | Aldon Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said LB Aldon Smith's (hip) injury suffered Friday, Aug. 10, is not serious. Harbaugh said the team was still waiting for final results from team doctors but it "looks like we'll be all right." Smith said via Twitter after the game that he was doing OK.

LB | Alex Watkins | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Transaction
The Tennessee Titans have waived LB Alex Watkins (ankle).


Cornerback

CB | Trevin Wade | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns CB Trevin Wade worked as the first-team defense's nickel cornerback in practice Sunday, Aug. 12, with CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle) sidelined. Wade caught the eye of the coaching staff recently in practice, and the preseason opener against the Detroit Lions. "I thought he did a good job," head coach Pat Shurmur said. "They tried a double move on him. He was right there. They tried to throw a deep ball on him. He was right there. From what I could tell, he played pretty well."

CB | Ron Brooks | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
Buffalo Bills CB Ron Brooks continues to make a steady improvement each day during training camp. He has reportedly been making plays on the ball almost daily, including an interception in practice Sunday, Aug. 12.

CB | Nate Ness | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera indicated CB Nate Ness (concussion) suffered an apparent concussion during the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.

CB | Davon House | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said CB Davon House (shoulder) will be sidelined two to three weeks because of a shoulder injury.

CB | Marcus Sherels | Minnesota Vikings | Depth Chart Tidbit
Minnesota Vikings CB Marcus Sherels received the first chance on kickoff returns in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, against the San Francisco 49ers. He averaged 18.0 yards per return on two opportunities.

CB | Patrick Robinson | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints CB Patrick Robinson (shoulder) is expected to return to practice Monday, Aug. 13.

CB | Chris Greenwood | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Chris Greenwood (abdomen) remains out indefinitely as he battles back from offseason abdominal surgery.


Strong Safety

SS | Amari Spievey | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions SS Amari Spievey (head) participated in practice Sunday, Aug. 12, after sitting the preseason game Friday, Aug. 10, because of headaches. Head coach Jim Schwartz said he does not think the headaches are related to the concussion he suffered last season.

SS | Mark Barron | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Mark Barron (foot) has been dealing with a foot injury, but head coach Greg Schiano said he does not think Barron will miss any more preseason games.

SS | Tyvon Branch | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (back) returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 11.

SS | Eric Berry | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs CB Eric Berry (knee) played in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, against the Arizona Cardinals. He recorded a solo tackle before departing. It was Berry's first action since tearing his ACL last fall.

SS | Taylor Mays | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals SS Taylor Mays (head) suffered a head injury in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 10, against the New York Jets, and he might have suffered a concussion.


Free Safety

FS | Mark LeGree | Free Agent | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers have waived FS Mark LeGree.

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets FS Eric Smith (knee) suffered a medial collateral ligament during the preseason game Friday, Aug. 10. He is considered day-to-day at this point but could sit out the rest of the preseason.

FS | LaRon Landry | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets FS LaRon Landry (Achilles') started the team's preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10.

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