Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 1, 2012 @ 15:08:38 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (shoulder) suffered a separated shoulder in his non-throwing shoulder in the team's Week 4 game.

QB | Matt Flynn | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Flynn (elbow) continues to be slowed by an elbow injury, and he hasn't been able to take on a full load during practices. "We have a little bit of a problem with Matt," head coach Pete Carroll said. "Matt's still not full-speed. Anybody that thinks, OK, let's go with the other guy, well, he can't practice yet."

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Monday, Oct. 1, QB Michael Vick (knee) suffered a knee contusion in Week 4; however, the injury shouldn't sideline Vick for Week 5. Reid confirmed Vick will practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.


Running Back

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) said he feels great after his return in Week 4. Bradshaw said he experienced no issues during the game.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) thinks his speed and his ability to make cuts has returned after undergoing offseason knee surgery. He thinks his biggest adjustment will be learning offensive coordinator Todd Haley's new offense.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said RB LeSean McCoy (knee) suffered a minor knee injury in Week 4 but should be fine despite some swelling in the knee.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) is expected to play Week 4 unless he has a setback before the game.

RB | Michael Bush | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) is a game-time decision for Week 4; however, even if Forte is in uniform, RB Michael Bush (shoulder) will likely receive a bigger workload in the game than might be the case once Forte is 100 percent.


Fullback

FB | Evan Rodriguez | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears FB Evan Rodriguez (knee) will not play in the team's Week 4 game.


Wide Receiver

WR | Aldrick Robinson | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said WR Aldrick Robinson (head) is undergoing tests to determine if he suffered a concussion in his collision with FS Brandon Meriweather before the Week 4 game. Shanahan said Robinson was unconscious for a minute after the collision.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said WR Hakeem Nicks (knee) is not really improving. "How much concern can I show you," Coughlin said when asked how concerned he was.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy indicated WR Greg Jennings (groin) could sit out Week 5 to allow his groin to heal. Jennings left the Week 4 game early because the groin injury flared up and did not allow him to run at full stride.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot) is expected to miss multiple games despite the fact that X-rays were negative on his left foot. He received an MRI exam Monday, Oct. 1, and the results are being "shipped to different places." He'll likely seek a second opinion as doctors try to determine if his injury is related to muscle or ligament damage. Doctors have ruled out an Achilles' injury. WRs Chaz Schilens and Jeremy Kerley are the top receivers with Holmes out.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey indicated WR Laurent Robinson (head) suffered a blow to the head Week 4 and is undergoing concussion tests. Robinson may sit out Week 5 after taking hits to the head in each of the last two weeks.

WR | Joshua Cribbs | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WRs Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), Travis Benjamin (undisclosed) and Joshua Cribbs (head) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 1. Head coach Pat Shurmur said all three receivers are considered day-to-day.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WRs Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), Travis Benjamin (undisclosed) and Joshua Cribbs (head) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 1. Head coach Pat Shurmur said all three receivers are considered day-to-day.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (foot) returned in Week 4; however, he said after the game he is not playing at full strength. "I wasn't 100 percent, but I was out there doing the best I can to help the team, and I did everything I could," Garcon said.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (hip) returned to action in Week 4 against the New York Giants, but he posted just one catch for seven yards. He was targeted just three times.

WR | Julio Jones | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hand) was active in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers, but he was hindered by an injured hand. He made just one reception for 30 yards.


Tight End

TE | E. Alex Smith | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns TE E. Alex Smith (concussion) and DB Tashaun Gipson (undisclosed) did not practice Monday, Oct. 1.

TE | Brandon Myers | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders TE Brandon Myers (concussion) was able to play in Week 4 against the Denver Broncos, and he managed just one catch for 22 yards.


Place Kicker

PK | Nate Kaeding | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers may place PK Nate Kaeding (groin) on Injured Reserve to open up a roster spot for free-agent CB Chris Carr (Vikings). Kaeding has a strained groin and is scheduled to meet with a specialist Tuesday, Oct. 2.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Kraig Urbik | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills OL Cordy Glenn (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter of the team's Week four game and is likely out in Week 5. OL Kraig Urbik (ankle) suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 4 and also is likely out for the team's Week 5 game.

OT | King Dunlap | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said OT King Dunlap (hamstring), DT Derek Landri (knee), FS Colt Anderson (knee) and LB Jon Dorenbos (ankle) are expected to participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.

OT | Cameron Bradfield | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars OT Cameron Bradfield (ankle) was able to play every snap in Week 4 and said he did not have any setbacks during or after the game.

OT | Eben Britton | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit
Jacksonville Jaguars OL Eben Britton was replaced by C Tim Brewster at guard to start the second half in Week 4 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Britton struggled in the first two quarters.


Guard

OG | Carl Nicks | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Carl Nicks (toe) was seen in a walking boot Monday, Oct. 1. Nicks has been dealing with a toe issue.

OG | Antoine Caldwell | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Antoine Caldwell (ankle) is considered day-to-day with an ankle sprain. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Caldwell could have re-entered the game in Week 4 if they needed him.


Offensive Line

OL | Cordy Glenn | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills OL Cordy Glenn (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter of the team's Week four game and is likely out in Week 5. OL Kraig Urbik (ankle) suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 4 and also is likely out for the team's Week 5 game.


Defensive Line

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said DL Cliff Avril's (back) injury does not appear to be a long-term issue.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff (ankle) could be able to return after the team's upcoming bye.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (shoulder) left the Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints early due to a shoulder injury.


Linebacker

LB | Joe Mays | Denver Broncos | Transaction
The Denver Broncos have activated LB Joe Mays from the Reserve/Suspended list.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (knee) and SS Troy Polamalu (calf) participated in practice Monday, Oct. 1.

LB | Daryl Smith | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said it's realistic to think LB Daryl Smith (groin) could return after the team's bye week.

LB | Akeem Jordan | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said LB Akeem Jordan (hamstring) is making progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury but is not expected to practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.

LB | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said LB Anthony Spencer (pectoral) should be able to play Week 4 even though he missed practice leading up to the game and is questionable. Earlier reports stated Spencer will not play in the game.

LB | Paris Lenon | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals LB Paris Lenon (lower body) left the Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins due to an undisclosed lower body injury. He limped off under his own power, but was able to return and finish the game.


Cornerback

CB | Eric Wright | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Eric Wright (head) is getting further evaluation on his head injury.

CB | Aaron Berry | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets think that CB Aaron Berry could become their nickel or dime back once he learns the system, maybe in a week or two. Head coach Rex Ryan said they performed a thorough background check on Berry before signing the troubled corner. The team waived TE Dedrick Epps to make room on the roster for Berry.

CB | Nate Clements | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said CBs Nate Clements (calf) and Leon Hall (hamstring) have a good chance to play in Week 5.

CB | Leon Hall | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said CBs Nate Clements (calf) and Leon Hall (hamstring) have a good chance to play in Week 5.

CB | Lardarius Webb | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (knee) said he expects to fully participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 3, even though he is dealing with a minor knee issue.

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (ankle) aggravated his ankle injury in the second half of Week 4; however, Amukamara said after the game that he was fine.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha (eye) returned to the game in the third quarter of the Week 4 game against the New York Giants. It was reported that Asomugha went to the hospital, but the team changed that and said he never did go. Asomugha was fitted with a tinted shield on his face mask before returning.


Strong Safety

SS | Quintin Demps | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans SS Quintin Demps (forearm) will undergo surgery to repair a broken forearm he suffered in Week 4. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Demps will not miss the rest of the season but will miss some time.

SS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants CB Kenny Phillips (knee) has a medial collateral ligament sprain, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Phillips will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.

SS | Tyler Sash | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants S Tyler Sash (ankle) returned to the team facility after completing a four-game suspension Monday, Oct. 1. Sash said an ankle issue he had prior to the suspension is now completely healed.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (knee) and SS Troy Polamalu (calf) participated in practice Monday, Oct. 1.

SS | Quinton Carter | Denver Broncos | Injury
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos SS Quinton Carter (knee) won't be designated for return after landing on the Injured Reserve list. He is expected to have microfracture surgery next week on his left knee.


Free Safety

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) is expected to miss at least one more week after re-injuring the medial collateral ligament and posterior cruciate ligament in a collision with WR Aldrick Robinson before the Week 4 game.

FS | M.D. Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy indicated the injury FS M.D. Jennings (shoulder) suffered in Week 4 is not considered serious.

FS | T.J. Ward | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns FS T.J. Ward (thumb) recently underwent surgery to repair a broken thumb. Head coach Pat Shurmur said he believes Ward will be able to play Week 5.

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