Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 27, 2012 @ 09:22:49 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Vince Young | Free Agent | Transaction
Buffalo Bills QB Vince Young said via Twitter that he has been released by the team.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hand) broke a blood vessel in his left hand; however, he still expects to be ready for Week 1.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (ribs, thumb) practiced Sunday, Aug. 26, and said there is no doubt he will be ready for Week 1. Vick added his injured left thumb suffered in the preseason opener has healed.

QB | Cam Newton | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was 6-of-15 passing for 60 yards and a touchdown and also lost a fumble in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26.

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow went 4-of-14 passing for 55 yards with an interception in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26. He also rushed five times for 45 yards.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Seattle Seahawks agreed to trade QB Tarvaris Jackson to the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Aug. 26, according to league sources. Jackson is scheduled to make $4 million in 2012, but he is open to adjusting his salary.

QB | Russell Wilson | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QBs Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson have lost out in the battle for the starting quarterback job to QB Russell Wilson, according to head coach Pete Carroll. "(Flynn's) disappointed," Carroll said. "Matt came here to be the starter, and he took it exactly the way I think a competitor would."


Running Back

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) will not play in the team's preseason finale. X-rays on Stewart's injured ankle were negative; however, the team does not yet know the full extent of the injury.

RB | Doug Martin | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano indicated RB Doug Martin has overtaken RB LeGarrette Blount for the team's starting running back job. Martin moved into the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 24, and he won't be replaced any time soon. Schiano has been impressed with Martin's ability to play three downs. "That's why he moved in and started the game; because he has shown me that much," Schiano said. "And I don't think he did anything (Friday) night that would say, 'Oh, that wasn't a good move.' I thought he ran the ball well and did some things well. So right now, he's got to continue on that course. He's learning every day. And he's a very open-minded guy. He wants to learn."

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle) said he is ahead of schedule in his rehab and he is determined to be ready for Week 1. "I'm definitely ahead of schedule," Mathews said. "I've always been a fast healer, and that's proving true right now. My range of motion is improving and I'm feeling really good. I've been staying upbeat about an unfortunate situation, and everything I do right now is about getting healthy. Honestly, I can't wait to get back on the field."

RB | Lance Ball | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Denver Broncos mixed up their offensive looks during their preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, throwing up some no-huddle with four-wide receiver sets. RB Lance Ball lined up out wide to run routes like a receiver in the formation.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said Sunday, Aug. 26, that he is uncertain if RB Darren McFadden will play in the preseason finale against the Seattle Seahawks.

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (foot), TE Jermaine Gresham (knee) and LB Rey Maualuga (knee) are not expected to play in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, but should be ready for the start of the regular season.


Wide Receiver

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Free Agent | Transaction
The New England Patriots have released WR Donte' Stallworth, according to a source.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle) suffered an injury to his right ankle in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26; however, X-rays were negative.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Sunday, Aug. 26, that he is hopeful WR Steve Smith (foot) will be able to return to practice Tuesday, Aug. 28. However, he has already been ruled out for the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

WR | Denarius Moore | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said Sunday, Aug. 26, that he remains confident WR Denarius Moore (hamstring) will be ready for the regular season opener against the San Diego Chargers. "If he continues to improve like (he) has the last couple of days, he'll be ready to go," Allen said.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
The Tennessee Titans are expected to remove WR Kenny Britt (knee) from the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list sometime this week. He is expected to be available to play about 12-15 snaps in the Week 1 opener Sept. 9 against the New England Patriots, according to head coach Mike Munchak.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (concussion) said Sunday, Aug. 26, that he plans to continue to play football despite four concussions suffered in the past 21 months. "I love football and I'll play until I can't play anymore," Collie said.

WR | Marc Mariani | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Transaction
The Tennessee Titans have placed WR Marc Mariani (leg) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2012 season.

WR | Terrell Owens | Free Agent | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks have released WR Terrell Owens.

WR | Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | Injury, Transaction
The Chicago Bears have announced WR Johnny Knox (back) will begin the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Knox will miss at least the first six weeks of the season and could miss the entire season.

WR | Riley Cooper | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said WR Riley Cooper (collarbone) and DE Jason Babin (calf) are making progress in their rehab from injury.


Tight End

TE | Travis Beckum | New York Giants | Injury
The New York Giants have placed DT Chris Canty (knee) and TE Travis Beckum (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

TE | Josh Baker | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets TE Josh Baker (knee) is believed to have suffered at least a torn right anterior cruciate ligament that will sideline him for the 2012 season. Baker is having an MRI Monday, Aug. 27.

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) will have tests Monday, Aug. 27, on his injured hamstring; however, based on early indications, he expects to be ready for Week 1.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Transaction
The New England Patriots and TE Aaron Hernandez have reached agreement on a long-term extension, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

TE | Jermaine Gresham | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (foot), TE Jermaine Gresham (knee) and LB Rey Maualuga (knee) are not expected to play in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, but should be ready for the start of the regular season.


Place Kicker

PK | Josh Brown | Free Agent | Transaction
New York Jets PK Josh Brown has been released, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.

PK | Neil Rackers | Free Agent | Transaction
The Washington Redskins released PK Neil Rackers Monday, Aug. 27, according to a league source.

PK | Justin Tucker | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens PK Justin Tucker has won the starting kicker job in training camp. Tucker beat out PK Billy Cundiff, who was released.

PK | Randy Bullock | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans PK Randy Bullock (groin) has a torn muscle in the groin area, and he will be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve.

PK | Sebastian Janikowski | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski (groin) is expected to be ready for the Week 1 game against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Sept. 10, according to head coach Dennis Allen.

PK | Billy Cundiff | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens have released PK Billy Cundiff.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Brandon Mosley | New York Giants | Injury
The New York Giants have placed OT Brandon Mosley (ankle) on Injured Reserve.

OT | Jammal Brown | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OT Jammal Brown (hip) had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right hip last week. He is expected to miss four-to-six weeks as a result of the operation and should start the year on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

OT | Mike Otto | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans OT Mike Otto (finger) has had the cast removed from his broken finger, but said he thinks it will be a few more weeks before he returns to the practice field.

OT | Alex Barron | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks terminated the contracts of vested veterans OT Alex Barron and OG Deuce Lutui Sunday, Aug. 26, making the two players unrestricted free agents.


Guard

OG | Marshal Yanda | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens list the injury for OG Marshal Yanda (knee) as a knee injury. "Marshal is making very good progress," head coach John Harbaugh said. "I'd call it a strain, nothing serious."

OG | Tyronne Green | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OG Tyronne Green (foot) was able to return to practice Sunday, Aug. 26.

OG | Deuce Lutui | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks terminated the contracts of vested veterans OT Alex Barron and OG Deuce Lutui Sunday, Aug. 26, making the two players unrestricted free agents.

OG | David DeCastro | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers OG David DeCastro (knee) has a dislocated kneecap, a torn medial collateral ligament and some damage to his patella tendon, but his anterior cruciate ligament is intact. The Steelers are not sure if DeCastro will be able to play this season.


Defensive Line

DL | Chris Canty | New York Giants | Injury
The New York Giants have placed DT Chris Canty (knee) and TE Travis Beckum (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

DL | Gerard Warren | Free Agent | Transaction
New England Patriots DT Gerard Warren, CB Ross Ventrone and FS Josh Barrett have been released by the team.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff (ankle) could miss the first couple of weeks of the season after suffering an ankle injury Saturday, Aug. 25.

DL | Brandon McKinney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DL Brandon McKinney (knee) has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and the team announced Sunday, Aug. 26, that he will be sidelined for the 2012 season.

DL | J.J. Watt | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Sunday, Aug. 26, that DL Shaun Cody (back) and DL J.J. Watt (elbow) will return to practice sometime this week.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DT Richard Seymour (knee) hasn't practiced in a week due to his arthritic knee, a condition which will likely need maintenance the rest of the season.

DL | Dave Ball | Tennessee Titans | Injury
The Tennessee Titans are still trying to decide on what to do with DE Dave Ball (concussion). He has not practiced or played since early August due to a concussion, and he is very unlikely to play in the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30, against the New Orleans Saints. The team might waive him with an injury settlement; put him on Injured Reserve; or hold a place for him on the roster in hopes that he re-gains his health soon.

DL | John McCargo | Free Agent | Transaction
The Chicago Bears have terminated the contract of DT John McCargo.

DL | Robert Geathers | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said DE Robert Geathers (knee) is close to returning to practice. Lewis believes Geathers will be able to play in the season opening game.

DL | Jason Babin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said WR Riley Cooper (collarbone) and DE Jason Babin (calf) are making progress in their rehab from injury.

DL | Marcus Benard | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said DE Marcus Benard (elbow) suffered a dislocated elbow in the team's third preseason game but it has been fixed. Shurmur is not sure when Benard will be to return from the injury.


Linebacker

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens announced Monday, Aug. 27, they have placed LB Steve Baggs (leg), LB Darryl Blackstock (leg), SS Emanuel Cook (leg) and DT Ryan McBean (ankle) on Injured Reserve. They have also placed WR David Reed (knee) and LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles') on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (knee) played in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, and recorded a sack.

LB | David Harris | New York Jets | Injury
Updating a previous report, New York Jets LB David Harris (ankle) had X-rays Sunday, Aug. 26, which came back negative. He was diagnosed with an ankle sprain, but he does not have a high ankle sprain. "Nothing to worry about," Harris said.

LB | Darryl Sharpton | Houston Texans | Injury, Transaction
Houston Texans LB Darryl Sharpton (quadriceps) suffered a setback in rehab from a quadriceps injury, and he will start the regular season on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list.

LB | Rey Maualuga | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (foot), TE Jermaine Gresham (knee) and LB Rey Maualuga (knee) are not expected to play in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, but should be ready for the start of the regular season.

LB | Casey Matthews | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said he is not sure if LB Casey Matthews (ankle) will be able to play Week 1 because of his high ankle sprain.


Cornerback

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CBs Dre Kirkpatrick (knee), Jason Allen (undisclosed) and Adam Jones (hamstring) are expected to play in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.


Strong Safety

SS | Kelcie McCray | Miami Dolphins | Injury
The Miami Dolphins placed SS Kelcie McCray (foot) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Sunday, Aug. 26.

SS | Danny McCray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys SS Danny McCray (stinger) suffered a stinger in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, but expects to be ready for the start of the regular season.


Free Safety

FS | Markelle Martin | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Transaction
Tennessee Titans FS Markelle Martin (knee) will begin the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list and will miss at least the first six weeks of the season.

FS | Brandon Hardin | Chicago Bears | Injury, Transaction
The Chicago Bears have placed FS Brandon Hardin (neck) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2012 season.

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