Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 7, 2012 @ 09:57:11 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Andy Dalton | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (biceps), DE Robert Geathers (knee), TE Jermaine Gresham (knee) and LB Dan Skuta (head) were all full participants in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan praised Robert Griffin III's work ethic. "What he doesn't know, he's worked his tail off to learn," Shanahan said.


Running Back

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) is not expected to have a big role if he is active Week 1 even though he has been a full participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 5, and Thursday, Sept. 6.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) and WR Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (toe) and LB Jamari Lattimore (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

RB | LaRod Stephens-Howling | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (groin) and TE Rob Housler (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

RB | Isaac Redman | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

RB | Shane Vereen | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen (foot) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

RB | Delone Carter | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Delone Carter (chest), RB Mewelde Moore (chest), CB Jerraud Powers (knee) and DE Cory Redding (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 6.

RB | Bernard Scott | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Jason Allen (quadriceps), DE Carlos Dunlap (knee), and RB Bernard Scott (hand) all did not take part in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

RB | David Wilson | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB David Wilson earned some trust at kick returner in the team's Week 1 game, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Coughlin sees potential in this area for Wilson.

RB | Dion Lewis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles S Nate Allen (hamstring), DE Jason Babin (calf), LB Jamar Chaney (hamstring), RB Dion Lewis (hamstring) and LB Casey Matthews (ankle) were full participants in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (head), DE J.J. Watt (elbow) and DT Shaun Cody (ankle, back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

RB | Doug Martin | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said that carries between RBs Doug Martin, LeGarrette Blount and Danny Ware will be split based on a "feeling."

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6. Head coach Ron Rivera said the team does have a game plan in place in case Stewart is not able to play.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (knee) left practice early Thursday, Sept. 6, as a precaution. He will be able to play Week 1.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray was the team's only tailback used in the running game in Week 1. Murray had 20 carries in the game as RB Felix Jones mostly watched from the sidelines.

RB | Duane Bennett | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Green Bay Packers have released RB Duane Bennett (undisclosed) from the Injured Reserve list after the two sides reached an injury settlement.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew said he understands RB Rashad Jennings is the starter for the team's Week 1 game and that he must work hard to get his starting job back. "I have to work to get my job back," Jones-Drew said. "That's all it is. Nobody has ever given me anything so I'm used to it. I like it because the competition is going to be great ... it's about earning that position and earning that time. It's going to take a little longer and I understand that. That's what happens when you do the things I did."


Wide Receiver

WR | Michael Jenkins | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Jenkins will start at wide receiver Week 1 in place of suspended WR Jerome Simpson.

WR | Golden Tate | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks WR Golden Tate (knee), DE Greg Scruggs (hamstring) and CB Byron Maxwell (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Andre Roberts | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals WR Andre Roberts (ankle), OG Adam Snyder (elbow), LB O'Brien Schofield (knee), CB Greg Toler (hip) and FS Rashad Johnson (abdomen) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Juron Criner | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Juron Criner (ankle), OG Cooper Carlisle (back) and DT Richard Seymour (knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Denarius Moore | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Brian Hartline | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (calf), DE Tony McDaniel (knee, toes) and DE Derrick Shelby (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Justin Blackmon | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Stephen Hill | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Chaz Schilens (shoulder), DB Ellis Lankster (quadriceps), LB David Harris (ankle), DB Josh Bush (concussion), LB Nick Bellore (Shoulder), RB Joe McKnight (hamstring) and WR Stephen Hill (calf) all fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (ribs) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Brad Smith | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Brad Smith (groin) and OG Kraig Urbik (back) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | T.Y. Hilton | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (head) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (foot) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (foot) said he still felt discomfort in his foot in the team's Week 1 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on certain plays. Nicks is hoping to be back to 100 percent in two to three weeks.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (chest) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

WR | Adrian Arrington | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Adrian Arrington (knee) and OT Marcel Jones (knee) missed practice Thursday, Sept. 6.


Tight End

TE | Rob Housler | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (groin) and TE Rob Housler (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

TE | Jordan Cameron | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (groin), QB Thaddeus Lewis (thumb), RB Chris Ogbonnaya (ankle) and TE Benjamin Watson (thigh) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

TE | John Carlson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings CB Robert Blanton (hamstring), TE John Carlson (knee), DT Letroy Guion (knee) and OT Geoffrey Schwartz (abdomen) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 6.

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

TE | Jermaine Gresham | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (biceps), DE Robert Geathers (knee), TE Jermaine Gresham (knee) and LB Dan Skuta (head) were all full participants in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (illness), LB Brian Cushing (ribs) and SS Shiloh Keo (neck) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 6.


Place Kicker

PK | Sebastian Janikowski | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders TEs David Ausberry (shoulder) and Brandon Myers (shoulder), C Stefen Wisniewski (calf) and PK Sebastian Janikowski (groin) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Oniel Cousins | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OT Oniel Cousins (ankle), OG John Greco (calf) and LB James-Michael Johnson (ribs, oblique) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

OT | Jared Gaither | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OT Jared Gaither (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Daniel Fells (shin), OG Nick McDonald (shoulder), CB Sterling Moore (knee) and OT Sebastian Vollmer (back) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OG John Jerry (ankle), OT Jake Long (knee), LB Koa Misi (back) and LB Jason Trusnik (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

OT | Jah Reid | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens T Jah Reid (leg) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

OT | Ed Wang | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have released RB Rashawn Jackson (hip), OT Ed Wang (shoulder) and DT Jamie Cumbie (undisclosed) from the Injured Reserve list after each reached an injury settlement.


Guard

OG | Cooper Carlisle | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Juron Criner (ankle), OG Cooper Carlisle (back) and DT Richard Seymour (knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

OG | David DeCastro | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Baron Batch (groin), OG David DeCastro (knee), LB James Harrison (knee) and LB Stevenson Sylvester (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

OG | Steve Hutchinson | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans OG Steve Hutchinson (undisclosed), DT Sen'Derrick Marks (knee), OT Mike Otto (finger, knee) and DE Scott Solomon (knee) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

OG | John Jerry | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OG John Jerry (ankle), OT Jake Long (knee), LB Koa Misi (back) and LB Jason Trusnik (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

OG | Uche Nwaneri | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars C Brad Meester (undisclosed), DE Aaron Morgan (undisclosed) and OG Uche Nwaneri (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 6.

OG | Chris Kuper | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OG Chris Kuper (forearm) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 6.


Defensive Line

DL | B.J. Raji | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Juron Criner (ankle), OG Cooper Carlisle (back) and DT Richard Seymour (knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

DL | Antonio Garay | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DT Antonio Garay (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

DL | Brett Keisel | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel (ankle), LB Larry Foote (ankle) and LB Jason Worilds (wrist) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

DL | Jurrell Casey | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DT Jurrell Casey (elbow) and LB Zac Diles (hamstring) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 6.

DL | Cory Redding | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Delone Carter (chest), RB Mewelde Moore (chest), CB Jerraud Powers (knee) and DE Cory Redding (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 6.

DL | Darell Scott | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DT Michael Brockers (ankle), DT Matt Conrath (knee), and DT Darell Scott (knee) all did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

DL | Michael Brockers | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DT Michael Brockers (ankle), DT Matt Conrath (knee), and DT Darell Scott (knee) all did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

DL | Robert Geathers | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (biceps), DE Robert Geathers (knee), TE Jermaine Gresham (knee) and LB Dan Skuta (head) were all full participants in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

DL | Carlos Dunlap | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Jason Allen (quadriceps), DE Carlos Dunlap (knee), and RB Bernard Scott (hand) all did not take part in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

DL | Jason Babin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles S Nate Allen (hamstring), DE Jason Babin (calf), LB Jamar Chaney (hamstring), RB Dion Lewis (hamstring) and LB Casey Matthews (ankle) were full participants in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

DL | Fletcher Cox | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

DL | Shaun Cody | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (head), DE J.J. Watt (elbow) and DT Shaun Cody (ankle, back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

DL | J.J. Watt | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (head), DE J.J. Watt (elbow) and DT Shaun Cody (ankle, back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

DL | Sione Pouha | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DT Sione Pouha (back) is taking part in practice Thursday, Sept. 6, and appears fine.


Linebacker

LB | Brian Orakpo | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OG Kory Lichtensteiger (knee), DT Chris Baker (ankle), LB Brian Orakpo (chest) and CB Josh Wilson (abdomen) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Baron Batch (groin), OG David DeCastro (knee), LB James Harrison (knee) and LB Stevenson Sylvester (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

LB | Derrick Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs CB Jalil Brown (groin), CB Brandon Flowers (foot) and LB Derrick Johnson (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears RB Lorenzo Booker (head) and LB Brian Urlacher (knee) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

LB | Pat Angerer | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (foot) and OG Joe Reitz (knee) missed practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (thigh) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

LB | Keith Rivers | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Keith Rivers (hamstring) said he is not concerned with his hamstring injury and considers himself day-to-day.

LB | Curtis Lofton | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB David Hawthorne (knee) and LB Curtis Lofton (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

LB | David Hawthorne | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB David Hawthorne (knee) and LB Curtis Lofton (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

LB | Brian Cushing | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (illness), LB Brian Cushing (ribs) and SS Shiloh Keo (neck) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

LB | Brooks Reed | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB Brooks Reed (hip) left practice early Thursday, Sept. 6, as a precaution. He will be able to play Week 1.

LB | Daryl Washington | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals announced Thursday, Sept. 6, they have agreed to terms with LB Daryl Washington on a new six-year contract that keeps him under contract with the team through the end of the 2017 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Cornerback

CB | Josh Wilson | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OG Kory Lichtensteiger (knee), DT Chris Baker (ankle), LB Brian Orakpo (chest) and CB Josh Wilson (abdomen) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

CB | Greg Toler | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals WR Andre Roberts (ankle), OG Adam Snyder (elbow), LB O'Brien Schofield (knee), CB Greg Toler (hip) and FS Rashad Johnson (abdomen) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings LB Marvin Mitchell (ankle), S Andrew Sendejo (ankle), CB Antoine Winfield (undisclosed) and WR Jarius Wright (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

CB | Derek Cox | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars CBs Derek Cox (hamstring) and Michael Harris (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

CB | Brandon Flowers | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs CB Jalil Brown (groin), CB Brandon Flowers (foot) and LB Derrick Johnson (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

CB | Jerraud Powers | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Delone Carter (chest), RB Mewelde Moore (chest), CB Jerraud Powers (knee) and DE Cory Redding (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 6.

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) has been ruled out of the Bengals' Week 1 game due to the knee issue.

CB | Michael Coe | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Michael Coe (hamstring) said his hamstring injury is minor, and he does not expect to miss any time.

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (ankle) is hoping to return to practice next week. He has not attempted to run on his ankle yet.

CB | Jabari Greer | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints CB Jabari Greer (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (ankle) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.


Strong Safety

SS | Sean Cattouse | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Transaction
The San Diego Chargers have waived SS Sean Cattouse (undisclosed) from the Injured Reserve after receiving an injury settlement.

SS | Patrick Chung | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots S Patrick Chung (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 6.

SS | Sean Considine | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens S Sean Considine (head) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.


Free Safety

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

FS | Kendrick Lewis | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs DE Allen Bailey (ankle), LB Jovan Belcher (groin), S Kendrick Lewis (shoulder) and DT Anthony Toribio (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

FS | LaRon Landry | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DB Eric Smith (hip, knee) and DB LaRon Landry (hip) both missed practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

FS | Chris Conte | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears S Chris Conte (shoulder) and P Adam Podlesh (hip) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (ankle) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

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