Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 18, 2012 @ 10:57:23 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert (gluteus) has no significant damage to his glute muscle, but he'll likely be limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19. Gabbert is expected to start against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3. "I think it's going to be something that's going to get better each day," head coach Mike Mularkey said. "He'll be stiff and he will loosen up each day."

QB | Josh X. Johnson | UFL | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent QB Josh X. Johnson (49ers) signed agreed to terms with Sacramento of the UFL Monday, Sept. 17.

QB | John Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is unsure if QB John Skelton (ankle) will be able to practice this week. Skelton has been "walking around" but will need to do more before being cleared to play. Skelton is likely to have the starting job when he returns, even though QB Kevin Kolb has played well since taking over in Week 1.


Running Back

RB | Andre Brown | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Andre Brown might make his first NFL start in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Sept. 20, if RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) is unable to go.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said RB Matt Forte (ankle) won't be on the field when the team resumes practice Wednesday, Sept. 19, but Forte wasn't wearing an ankle brace or a walking boot Monday, Sept. 17, and didn't look to be in noticeable pain when jogging. "He looked pretty good today," Smith said. "We're not ruling him out of anything just yet. He has a long way to go. I don't want you to start thinking he'll be out there practicing tomorrow; he's not. But we're making progress." RB Michael Bush will receive the start in Week 3 against the St. Louis Rams if Forte can't go.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) did not practice Monday, Sept. 17.

RB | Da'Rel Scott | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Da'Rel Scott (knee) would have been a full participant in practice if the team held regular practice Monday, Sept. 17.

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited to six carries for three yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2 because Charles nicked up the same knee that required season-ending surgery last season. Charles has yet to show the same burst that he had before his surgery last year, but he's expected to play in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson (groin) said MRI results from Monday, Sept. 17, were "positive," meaning he was fine.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said he expects RB Ryan Mathews (collarbone) to take part in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19. It appears like Mathews will be able to play Week 3

RB | Ryan Grant | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions will bring in free-agent RB Ryan Grant (Packers) for a workout. Free-agent RB Steve Slaton (Dolphins) was also scheduled to be brought in for a workout this week.

RB | Steve Slaton | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions will bring in free-agent RB Ryan Grant (Packers) for a workout. Free-agent RB Steve Slaton (Dolphins) was also scheduled to be brought in for a workout this week.

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Shonn Greene (head) left the game in the second quarter with a head injury in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he returned to the game in the second half. Greene had 11 carries for 23 yards in the game.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jordan Shipley | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed WR Jordan Shipley and signed free-agent DE D.J. Bryant (Texans) to the practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 18.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt (knee) might see a bigger workload in Week 3 after taking part in 19 plays in Week 2 against the San Diego Chargers and coming through the game with no setbacks.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (concussion) and OT Winston Justice (concussion) were each cleared early last week, but they did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, through Friday, Sept. 14, nor did they play in Week 2. However, Justice took part in the team's walk-through Monday, Sept. 17, and appears likely to return in Week 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Collie is considered day to day, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (knee) did not practice Monday, Sept. 17.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) suffered a hamstring spasm in Week 2, and he's sore Monday, Sept. 17.

WR | Nate Washington | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said WR Nate Washington (calf) should be able to participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.

WR | Ruvell Martin | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR Ruvell Martin (undisclosed) and FS Jairus Byrd (undisclosed) underwent X-rays after the game but their injuries are not known at this point.

WR | Riley Cooper | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper (collarbone) has been ruled out of the team's Week 3 game. Cooper will not make the trip to Arizona.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (hip) suffered a hip contusion in the team's Week 2 game and will likely not practice Wednesday, according to head coach Andy Reid. Maclin has not been ruled out for the Eagles' Week 3 game at Arizona.


Tight End

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle) will miss four to six weeks with a low ankle sprain.

TE | Kellen Winslow | New England Patriots | Transaction, Fantasy
The New England Patriots signed free-agent TE Kellen Winslow (Seahawks) to a one-year contract.

TE | Todd Heap | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals TE Todd Heap (knee) said he is day-to-day after suffering a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in Week 2.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Winston Justice | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (concussion) and OT Winston Justice (concussion) were each cleared early last week, but they did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, through Friday, Sept. 14, nor did they play in Week 2. However, Justice took part in the team's walk-through Monday, Sept. 17, and appears likely to return in Week 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Collie is considered day to day, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Injury
Updating a previous report, while an MRI revealed that St. Louis Rams OT Rodger Saffold (knee) does not have a season-ending injury, head coach Jeff Fisher said Monday, Sept. 17, that Saffold is going to "miss a number of weeks."

OT | Khalif Barnes | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Barring a miraculous recovery by Oakland Raiders OT Khalif Barnes (groin), OT Willie Smith appears to be in line to start in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

OT | James Carpenter | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OT James Carpenter (knee) will fully participate in practice this week after being limited at practice last week.

OT | David Diehl | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), CB Michael Coe (hamstring), T David Diehl (knee), WR Domenik Hixon (concussion), WR Hakeem Nicks (foot), and DE Adewale Ojomo (hamstring) all would have missed practice if the team held regular practice Monday, Sept. 17.

OT | King Dunlap | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT King Dunlap (hamstring) is unlikely to practice Wednesday, Sept. 19, but is being listed as day-to-day.


Guard

OG | Steve Vallos | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles placed C Jason Kelce (knee) on the Injured Reserve list for the entire year Tuesday, Sept. 18, and re-signed OG Steve Vallos in a corresponding move.

OG | Reggie Wells | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have re-signed free-agent OG Reggie Wells. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team waived CB Gregory Gatson.


Offensive Line

OL | Scott Wedige | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants released C Scott Wedige from the practice squad Monday, Sept. 17, and they re-signed free-agent OT Matt McCants to take his spot.


Defensive Line

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (knee) returned to the game in the fourth quarter of the Week 2 game against the Denver Broncos after missing a series and a half due to a left knee issue.

DL | Marcus Spears | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DE Marcus Spears (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 2.

DL | Jason Babin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DE Jason Babin (abdomen), CB Curtis Marsh (hamstring) and FS Nate Allen (shoulder) are all dealing with injuries and it is not known if they will practice this week.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff (ankle) may be able to play Week 3 after sitting out the first two games of the season.

DL | Kenyon Coleman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said DE Kenyon Coleman (knee) has a hyperextended knee.

DL | Adam Carriker | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (pectoral) and DE Adam Carriker (quadriceps) will both undergo surgeries this week and are out for the season. DLs Chris Baker and Doug Worthington are candidates to step up on the defensive line in Carriker's absence. LBs Robert Jackson and Chris Wilson will battle for playing time at outside linebacker.

DL | Marcell Dareus | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus (shoulder) had his shoulder looked at during the game Week 2 but was able to play the rest of the game. Head coach Chan Gailey said Dareus should be fine moving forward.


Linebacker

LB | Andre Carter | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders will work out free-agent DE Andre Carter (Patriots) for the second time in less than a month, according to a source who has spoken with Carter. Carter had 10 sacks with the New England Patriots last year.

LB | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Monday, Sept. 17, that LB Dwight Freeney (ankle) is considered day to day. He might be able to return for the Week 3 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (elbow), OT Byron Bell (ankle), LB Thomas Davis (hamstring), S Colin Jones (shoulder), C Ryan Kalil (ankle), WR Kealoha Pilares (foot) and OG Mike Pollak (shoulder) did not practice Monday, Sept. 17.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (elbow), OT Byron Bell (ankle), LB Thomas Davis (hamstring), S Colin Jones (shoulder), C Ryan Kalil (ankle), WR Kealoha Pilares (foot) and OG Mike Pollak (shoulder) did not practice Monday, Sept. 17.

LB | Keith Rivers | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (ankle) and LB Keith Rivers (hamstring) would have been limited in practice if the team held regular practice Monday, Sept. 17.

LB | Colin McCarthy | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans LB Colin McCarthy (ankle) is still wearing a walking boot on his injured ankle and could miss a few more weeks.

LB | Brian Orakpo | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (pectoral) and DE Adam Carriker (quadriceps) will both undergo surgeries this week and are out for the season. DLs Chris Baker and Doug Worthington are candidates to step up on the defensive line in Carriker's absence. LBs Robert Jackson and Chris Wilson will battle for playing time at outside linebacker.


Cornerback

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Injury, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions worked out free-agent CB Morgan Trent (Redskins) last week, and he might be an option if the team needs to add a cornerback this week with CBs Bill Bentley (concussion) and Chris Houston (ankle) stills sidelined.

CB | Morgan Trent | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions worked out free-agent CB Morgan Trent (Redskins) last week, and he might be an option if the team needs to add a cornerback this week with CBs Bill Bentley (concussion) and Chris Houston (ankle) stills sidelined.

CB | Drayton Florence | Detroit Lions | Injury
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions CB Drayton Florence (forearm) suffered a broken right forearm in the second half of the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Florence "potentially could" miss a significant portion of the season due to the injury.

CB | Asante Samuel | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (neck) left the Week 2 game against the Denver Broncos due to a neck injury, but he was able to return.

CB | Robert McClain | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (head) was shaken up when he took a knee to the helmet in the first quarter of the Week 2 game against the Denver Broncos Monday, Sept. 17. CB Robert McClain stepped in, and immediately had an interception.

CB | Shareece Wright | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers CB Shareece Wright (ankle) is expected to miss four to six weeks because of the high ankle sprain he suffered Week 1.

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (ankle) and LB Keith Rivers (hamstring) would have been limited in practice if the team held regular practice Monday, Sept. 17.

CB | Richard Marshall | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins CB Richard Marshall (back) says he will play in the team's Week 3 game. "I'm playing Sunday," Marshall said.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (concussion) said he is feeling much better Monday, Sept. 17, and is taking it day by day. Revis still has to pass the concussion tests before he can return to game action.

CB | Stephon Gilmore | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Stephon Gilmore (head) and SS George Wilson (head) underwent concussion tests after leaving the game Week 2 but both passed the test.

CB | Sheldon Brown | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said CB Sheldon Brown (neck) should receive more playing time Week 3 after only playing one snap in Week 2.


Strong Safety

SS | Gerald Sensabaugh | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys SS Gerald Sensabaugh (calf) was in a protective boot in the locker room after the team's Week 2 game, and he said his calf "popped a little bit" during the loss to the Seattle Seahawks. SS Barry Church (quadriceps), who suffered a quadriceps bruise, said he will be able to play in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ss Danny McCray and Mana Silva would start at safety if both Sensabaugh and Church are unable to go in Week 3.

SS | Ray Ventrone | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns S Ray Ventrone (hand) had his left hand wrapped in the locker room Monday, Sept. 17. The injury kept him out of the team's Week 2 game.

SS | George Wilson | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Stephon Gilmore (head) and SS George Wilson (head) underwent concussion tests after leaving the game Week 2 but both passed the test.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury,
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee) went through pre-game warmups in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers, but ended up inactive. However, head coach Jim Schwartz said Monday, Sept. 17, that Delmas is "trending upward" in his rehab.

FS | Nate Allen | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DE Jason Babin (abdomen), CB Curtis Marsh (hamstring) and FS Nate Allen (shoulder) are all dealing with injuries and it is not known if they will practice this week.

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins S Brandon Meriweather (knee) has a chance to play in Week 3, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. Meriweather is still dealing with soreness in that knee.

FS | Jairus Byrd | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR Ruvell Martin (undisclosed) and FS Jairus Byrd (undisclosed) underwent X-rays after the game but their injuries are not known at this point.

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