Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 31, 2012 @ 10:36:03 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Andy Dalton | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said QB Andy Dalton (arm) is fine and will be ready for the start of the regular season.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford will start and stay in for a short appearance in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said it is very important for QB Michael Vick to do everything he can to stay healthy, and there are things he can do to lower the risk of injury.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is expected to name his starting quarterback Friday Aug. 31, choosing between QBs Kevin Kolb and John Skelton. Rookie QB Ryan Lindley is starting the Cardinals' fourth preseason game, but he is not being considered for the starting role. The competition is so close that if the starter struggles in Week 1, it is possible the backup will get playing time.

QB | David Garrard | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB David Garrard (knee) may not make the final roster because of the knee surgery he had a few weeks ago. Garrard indicated earlier this week that he is not able to jog or put any real pressure on his knee.


Running Back

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) likely will be a game-time decision for Week 1.


Wide Receiver

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt will not appeal his one game-suspension.

WR | Mike Sims-Walker | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins worked out free-agent WRs Mike Sims-Walker (Jaguars) and Brian Tyms (49ers) Thursday, Aug. 30.

WR | Danny Coale | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys have informed WR Danny Coale that he will be released.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said WR Miles Austin (hamstring) and WR Dez Bryant (knee) are both still on target to practice Saturday, Sept. 1.

WR | Kendall Wright | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt will be suspended one game by the NFL.

WR | Ramses Barden | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Ramses Barden appears to have solidified his roster spot after two solid preseason games. "At this point, the decisions aren't up to me," Barden said. "I think I bring a lot to the team. I think people see that and I think they want me to continue to bring those attributes to the team during the course of the season."

WR | Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 30. Benn looked good running routes in individual drills.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Donte' Stallworth (Patriots) will work out for the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 30, according to a league source.


Tight End

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is hopeful that TE Jason Witten (spleen) has recovered enough to be ready to play in Week 1 against the New York Giants Wednesday, Sept. 5. "It's certainly not impossible to think he could be in the game," Jones said. "So we'll see how it works this week. We'll have to handcuff him to keep him off the field. We will literally have to tie him to a post to keep Jason off the field."


Offensive Tackle

OT | Rashad Butler | Houston Texans | Injury
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans OT Rashad Butler (triceps) will miss the entire 2012 season with a torn triceps.

OT | Jeff Adams | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys OT Jeff Adams is being cut as the team prepares to get to the final roster down to 53 by the deadline Friday, Aug. 31.


Guard

OG | Roger Allen | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will work out free-agent OG Roger Allen (Panthers), according to sources.

OG | Uche Nwaneri | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars OG Uche Nwaneri (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, and will not return to the game.

OG | Davin Joseph | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said no final decision has been made about replacing OG Davin Joseph (knee) Thursday, Aug. 30.

OG | David DeCastro | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OG David DeCastro (knee) could be a beneficiary of the new Injured Reserve rule that states teams can activate a player from IR during the season. The team was considering keeping DeCastro on the active roster even though he will not be able to play the first few months of the season.


Offensive Line

OL | Ronald Leary | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys cut OG Ronald Leary Friday, Aug. 31, according to a league source.


Defensive Line

DL | Jason Hunter | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos DE Jason Hunter (triceps) could be a candidate for the new Injured Reserve rule that will allow the team to activate a player off the list. Hunter is expected to miss four months with his triceps injury and could return in December.

DL | B.J. Raji | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji (ankle) left the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, after suffering an ankle injury. He will not return to the game.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) passed his physical and has been cleared for practice. DL Jay Ratliff (ankle) was still on crutches Thursday, Aug. 30. Both players are hoping to be available for Week 1.

DL | Shaun Rogers | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DT Shaun Rogers (calf) said there was no change to his situation and that he has no idea when he will be able to return Thursday, Aug. 31.

DL | Amobi Okoye | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn (knee) and DT Amobi Okoye (knee) have made progress in their rehabs from knee injuries and may be ready to play Week 1.

DL | Landon Cohen | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed free-agent DT Landon Cohen (Patriots). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team released Monte Simmons.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Michael Brockers | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DT Michael Brockers (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, and is questionable to return.


Linebacker

LB | Courtney Upshaw | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OG Justin Boren (ankle) and LB Courtney Upshaw (shoulder) will undergo MRIs Friday, Aug. 31, after undergoing injuries in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.

LB | Sean Spence | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Sean Spence (leg) was carted off the field during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, with a leg injury.

LB | James-Michael Johnson | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns LB James-Michael Johnson (oblique) suffered an oblique injury in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, and is questionable to return.

LB | Marvin Mitchell | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings LB Marvin Mitchell (ankle) suffered a left ankle injury in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, and is considered questionable to return.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles') is not eligible for the NFL Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list because he was already placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Cornerback

CB | Curtis Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Curtis Brown (knee) suffered a knee injury in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, and will not return to the game.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) passed his physical and has been cleared for practice. DL Jay Ratliff (ankle) was still on crutches Thursday, Aug. 30. Both players are hoping to be available for Week 1.

CB | Terrell Thomas | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was vague on whether he would use the new Injured Reserve exemption. Coughlin also noted he did not know how long it would be before CB Terrell Thomas (knee) would practice.

CB | Jayron Hosley | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Jayron Hosley (ankle) is confident he will ready for the Week 1. "I'm taking it day-by-day," Hosley said. "Right now I'm feeling pretty confident that I'll be ready, and the trainers have been doing a great job with me. The trainers have been doing a great job of getting me ready, getting me prepared to get back on the field as soon as possible. I'm feeling pretty confident about playing against Dallas."

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (ankle) is hoping to be ready for Week 1, but it may be more realistic to expect him to be ready for Week 2. "I'm thinking Week 2 is more promising, but I want Week 1 to be promising as well," Amukamara said. "They haven't told me yes, they haven't told me no."

CB | Justin Rogers | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Justin Rogers will receive more playing time in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, after being limited to 15 snaps in the third preseason game because of a hamstring injury.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CBs Ron Brooks (foot) and Terrence McGee (knee) did not travel with the team for their final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30.


Strong Safety

SS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles SS Oshiomogho Atogwe (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, and is questionable to return.

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