Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 16, 2012 @ 08:50:35 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Free Agents
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow said Thursday, Aug. 16, the front office asked him about undrafted free-agent RB Jeff Demps (Florida). Tebow played with Demps in college.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Washington Redskins plan to utilize QB Robert Griffin III's athletic ability in every way imaginable. They are even installing parts of the spread offense Griffin excelled in at the University of Baylor. "It's been an interesting training camp for us because we are implementing some of the things that Robert did very well at Baylor," TE Chris Cooley said. "Our training camp practices probably look a lot more like Baylor's offense. That doesn't necessarily mean that our offense when we start Week 1 will run 30 option plays this season."

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has completed 72.3 percent of his passes to TE Jason Witten (spleen) the past three seasons.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Houston Texans are not expected to begin contract talks with QB Matt Schaub until after the season. Schaub is in the final year of his current contract.


Running Back

RB | Jeff Demps | NFL Draft Prospect | Free Agents
Updating previous items, the agent for undrafted free-agent RB Jeff Demps (Florida), Daniel Rose, said the New York Jets are very interested in his client. Demps may meet with some teams, although there is no word at this point if the Jets are one of those teams.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones has not had an impressive training camp. Jones appears somewhat slow after nursing past leg injuries.

RB | Ryan Williams | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams (knee) is expected to play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier RB Adrian Peterson (knee) could start participating in contact drills as soon as next week depending on how he does with increased reps.

RB | Isaac Redman | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman (hip, groin) left practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, because of a sore hip. Redman has been dealing with a groin injury during training camp.

RB | Roy Helu | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (Achilles') is likely to miss the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, according to head coach Mike Shanahan.

RB | Jordan Todman | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (knee), OG Geoffrey Schwartz (hernia), WR Kamar Jorden (hand) and OT DeMarcus Love (pectoral) will not play in the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, because of injuries. RB Jordan Todman (ankle) may also miss the game after leaving practice Tuesday, Aug. 14.

RB | Armond Smith | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers have re-signed free-agent RB Armond Smith (Panthers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team released OG Andre Ramsey.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler and RB Matt Forte will play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18. Neither played in the team's first preseason game.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey indicated RB Maurice Jones-Drew will not be put right in the starting lineup if he decides to report right before the start of the regular season because he would not be in game shape. Mularkey said Jones-Drew would need extra time in the classroom to learn the new offense once he reports.

RB | Mike Goodson | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Mike Goodson (neck) has returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 15.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (concussion) is expected to start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which would sideline him for the first six games.

RB | Mikel Leshoure | Detroit Lions | Injury
Updating a previous item, Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (hamstring) took part in individual drills in practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, but then departed to work with trainers on futher rehabilitation.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jordan White | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said WR Jordan White (knee) is questionable for the team's preseason game with knee swelling.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
There is growing speculation among the Pittsburgh Steelers that restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace will report to the team soon. "There's a little buzz around the team that he'll be coming back pretty soon," WR Emmanuel Sanders said. "I don't know the exact date, but it's looking pretty good." Wallace is unlikely to show up this week as the Steelers wind down training camp; however, players and coaches alike hope that Wallace may show up as early as next week when the team starts practicing at their headquarters in Pittsburgh.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is playing with quiet confidence during training camp. He is also playing relaxed and has never looked better.

WR | Chaz Schilens | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Chaz Schilens (ankle) is not taking part in practice Thursday, Aug. 16.

WR | Jeremy Kerley | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (hamstring) is not taking part in practice Thursday, Aug. 16.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (back, ribs) is not taking part in practice Thursday, Aug. 16.

WR | Chad Johnson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team has not had any conversations about the possibility of pursuing free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins).

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer said he has complete faith in WR Jacoby Ford despite Ford dropping two of the three passes thrown to him during the preseason game Monday, Aug. 13. "I have complete faith in him and he'll catch the next one. I told him right after it happened I'm coming right back at you to give you another chance. I know the next ball I throw to him, if it's a bad ball he'll go up and make a play on it and make a play for me," Palmer said.

WR | Brandyn Harvey | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have signed free-agent Brandyn Harvey (Cardinals) and Charles Gilbert (Jaguars). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree said he has been able to run at full speed since he is completely recovered from the foot injury that hampered him last season. Crabtree said he could not run full speed with the foot injury but was able to run fast enough to play in 2011.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (leg) did not finish practice Wednesday, Aug 15, and could be dealing with cramps.

WR | Duke Calhoun | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders waived injured LB Mario Kurn (knee) and WR Duke Calhoun (knee) Wednesday, Aug. 15.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said WR Miles Austin (hamstring) will miss practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, and likely will miss practice Thursday, Aug. 16, but he is feeling better every day and is still considered day-to-day.

WR | Stephen Hill | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill (finger) was limited in practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, participating in some team drills.

WR | Leonard Hankerson | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (dehydration) was participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, after being carted off Tuesday, Aug. 14, because of dehydration.

WR | Eddie McGee | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Eddie McGee (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 15.

WR | Denarius Moore | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore (hamstring) is not taking part in practice Wednesday, Aug. 15.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi (head) said he did not suffer a concussion in the team's preseason opener, despite head coach Pat Shurmur indicating the contrary. "I feel great, always felt great, never developed a symptom or anything," Massaquoi said. "Everything that was done was strictly precautionary because of the type of the hit, the way that the hit looked. So I'm excited just to play right now, and now we're gonna keep moving forward." Massaquoi could play in the team's next preseason game.


Tight End

TE | Stephen Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals TE Stephen Skelton (back) and LB O'Brien Schofield (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 15. The severity of Schofield's injury is not known at this point.

TE | Jamie Childers | Free Agent | Transaction
The St. Louis Rams have waived TE Jamie Childers.

TE | Gijon Robinson | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers have signed free-agent LB Ikaika Alama-Francis (Dolphins) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team waived TE Gijon Robinson.

TE | John Phillips | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach John Garrett has confidence in backup TE John Phillips because of previous opportunities he has gotten. "Confidence comes from demonstrated performance, and he's demonstrated every time that he's been in there that he has really played well," Garrett said Wednesday, Aug. 15. One obstacle for Phillips, an ankle issue from an injury sustained Saturday, Aug. 4.

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed), TE Aaron Hernandez (undisclosed) and WR Brandon Lloyd (undisclosed) all returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 15.

TE | Harry Flaherty | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent TE Harry Flaherty (Saints). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team waived injured OG Bill Nagy (ankle).


Offensive Tackle

OT | Michael Jasper | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans have signed free-agent OTs Michael Jasper (Bills) and Jonathan Palmer (Jaguars). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

OT | Max Starks | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley said he is not ruling out the possibility of OT Max Starks (knee) playing in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 19.

OT | Eugene Monroe | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars LT Eugene Monroe (head) left practice on a cart Wednesday, Aug. 15, after getting hit in the head, and could miss the teams preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, in New Orleans. Team doctors are examining Monroe for a possible concussion.

OT | Wayne Hunter | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he expects OT Wayne Hunter (back) to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18. Hunter has been dealing with a sore back during training camp.


Guard

OG | Chris Kuper | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OG Chris Kuper (forearm) underwent surgery to repair his broken forearm. Head coach John Fox said Kuper will be out four to six weeks.

OG | Steve Hutchinson | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans OG Steve Hutchinson (undisclosed) missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 15.

OG | Bobbie Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OG Bobbie Williams (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 15.


Defensive Line

DL | Justin Trattou | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The New York Giants have waived DE Justin Trattou (ankle).

DL | Marcus Thomas | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants will host free-agent DT Marcus Thomas (Broncos) for a visit Thursday, Aug. 16.

DL | Jason Hatcher | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DE Jason Hatcher (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, for the first time in a little over a week. He said he felt good during practice and will take things day-to-day.

DL | Jason Hunter | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos DE Jason Hunter (triceps) underwent surgery Wednesday, Aug. 15, to repair a torn triceps and will be out for four months.

DL | Kellen Heard | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said DT Kellen Heard (leg) may be able to play in the preseason game after X-rays on his injured right leg came back negative.

DL | Jack Crawford | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DE Jack Crawford (foot) is taking part in practice Wednesday, Aug. 15.

DL | Sione Pouha | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DT Sione Pouha (back) said it is likely he will miss the rest of the preseason with a sore back; however, he is confident he will be ready for Week 1.


Linebacker

LB | Caleb McSurdy | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Caleb McSurdy (Achilles') suffered what is believed to be a torn Achilles' tendon. He could miss the entire 2012 season if his Achilles' tendon is torn.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed LB James Harrison (knee) had a minor knee procedure Wednesday, Aug. 15, and said he did not expect Harrison to be out long.

LB | Aaron Curry | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said LB Aaron Curry (knee) is still in Los Angeles getting treatment on his injured knees. He hopes Curry will return to the team next week for an update on his progress.

LB | Mike Balogun | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts waived injured CB Buddy Jackson (undisclosed) and signed LB Mike Balogun (Bills) Wednesday, Aug. 15.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (hamstring) said he hopes to be able to play in the third preseason game. If he is not able to play in the game, he hopes to be ready for the start of the regular season.

LB | Keith Brooking | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos LB Keith Brooking (hamstring) is expected to miss most of the preseason because of a pulled hamstring he suffered during practice.


Cornerback

CB | Greg Toler | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals CB Greg Toler (knee) suffered an injury to his right knee in practice Tuesday, Aug. 14. There is no word on the severity of the injury.

CB | Morris Claiborne | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, and is expected to play in their preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18.

CB | LeQuan Lewis | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets signed free-agent CB LeQuan Lewis (Raiders) to an undisclosed deal Wednesday, Aug. 15.

CB | Jimmy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (back) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 15. Smith has been battling back issues at camp.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said CB Terrence McGee (knee) is making slow but steady progress in his rehab from his knee surgery. "When you talk about percentages of where he is he gains a percentage or two every day," Gailey said. "He never makes a jump of 10-15 percent so it's slowly but surely coming. He can do most everything except a couple of things in his movements."


Safety

S | Laron Scott | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants have signed free-agent S Laron Scott (Saints). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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