Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 23, 2012 @ 09:37:03 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ribs), who left briefly due to a rib injury and appeared to lack zip on some throws in the second half, finished 16-of-31 for 150 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions Monday, Oct. 22. He also ran three times for 34 yards, picking up a pair of first downs.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (shoulder) might continue to receive rest for his shoulder injury, especially if the team continues to win with QB Matt Hasselbeck at the helm.

QB | Christian Ponder | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (knee), RB Matt Asiata (knee), DT Fred Evans (knee), LB Marvin Mitchell (calf) and S Robert Blanton (hamstring) fully participated in practice Monday, Oct. 22. However, the team didn't practice Monday, so the injury designation was an estimation.


Running Back

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (ribs) could be shut down for upcoming home games against the San Diego Chargers and Baltimore Ravens, letting him rest through the bye week, coming back Nov. 18 against the Dallas Cowboys. "If we see that this is bothering him to the point where he can't perform, then we'll make those decisions as we go," head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday, Oct. 22.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (ribs) said Monday, Oct. 22, that he was able to do everything in practice, and thinks he'll be fine to play in Week 8.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh discussed his vision for RB Brandon Jacobs going forward. "I think that's all decided on the field. Brandon came here, in training camp was doing very well and got injured. Then he is working his way back. That's a process that's going on, and simultaneously you have some guys who have played very well at that position. So I would say it's a process," Harbaugh said. Jacobs dressed for the first time in Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks, but he did not get into the game.

RB | Mike Goodson | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said RB Mike Goodson (hip) did not receive any carries in Week 7 because he was dealing with a minor hip injury and the team was using the no-huddle offense which meant fewer substitutions.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) is unlikely to be ready for the team's Week 8 game.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 22. However, the team didn't practice Monday, so the injury designation was an estimation.

RB | Joe McKnight | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets RB Joe McKnight (ankle) was on crutches and had a wrap on his left foot when spotted in the locker room Monday, Oct. 22.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (knee) is nicked up after the team's Week 7 game, but he should be ready to go for Week 8.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
The Jacksonville Jaguars have not ruled out the possibility of a Lisfranc injury for RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot), according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

RB | Donald Brown | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Donald Brown (knee) is close to returning, but may still need one more week, according to interim head coach Bruce Arians.

RB | Montell Owens | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars FB Montell Owens (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in Week 7, but head coach Mike Mularkey is not ruling out the possibility of Owens practicing Wednesday, Oct. 24.

RB | Rashad Jennings | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) will miss Week 8 and probably will miss an extended period of time.


Wide Receiver

WR | Nate Burleson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz confirmed WR Nate Burleson (leg) suffered a broken leg in the second half of the Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Oct. 22, and he is done for the season.

WR | Ryan Broyles | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (knee) recorded his first NFL catch in the second half of the Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Oct. 22, and he also scored his first NFL touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

WR | Doug Baldwin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (ankle) did not practice Monday, Oct. 22, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Baldwin was injured in the Week 7 game Thursday, Oct. 18, against the San Francisco 49ers.

WR | Mario Manningham | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WRs Mario Manningham (shoulder) and WR Kyle Williams (arm) were participating in practice Monday, Oct. 22.

WR | Kyle Williams | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WRs Mario Manningham (shoulder) and WR Kyle Williams (arm) were participating in practice Monday, Oct. 22.

WR | Vincent Jackson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (calf) was limited in practice Monday, Oct. 22. However, the team didn't practice Monday, so the injury designation was an estimation.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Contrary to a previous report, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said WR Pierre Garcon (toe) does not have a torn tendon in his toe and is only dealing with inflammation.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (hamstring) would only return this week if he was able to pass tests on Thursday, Oct. 25, and practice Friday, Oct. 26, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

WR | Danario Alexander | San Diego Chargers | Transaction
Updating a previous item, the San Diego Chargers signed WR Danario Alexander to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Tight End

TE | Travis Beckum | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said TE Travis Beckum (knee) could be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list this week.

TE | Jeff Cumberland | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets TE Jeff Cumberland (hand) said he suffered what has been described as a dislocated hand in Week 7. He said he expects to return after the team's Week 9 bye.

TE | Fred Davis | Washington Redskins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins have placed TE Fred Davis (Achilles') on Injured Reserve.

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt said TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) will test his injured ankle Wednesday, Oct. 24.

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, free-agent TE Chris Cooley re-signed with the Washington Redskins Monday, Oct. 22, after passing his physical, according to a team source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Place Kicker

PK | Nate Kaeding | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers are expected to release PK Nate Kaeding (groin) when he is healthy.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Khalif Barnes | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said OT Khalif Barnes (groin), LB Aaron Curry (knee) and CB Shawntae Spencer (foot) are considered doubtful for Week 8 at this point.

OT | Matt Kalil | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion), OT Matt Kalil (back), DE Jared Allen (groin) and CB Antoine Winfield (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 22. However, the team didn't practice Monday, so the injury designation was an estimation.

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said OT Bryant McKinnie (hip) is dealing with a hip flexor injury.

OT | Jason Peters | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Jason Peters (Achilles') is running at half speed during some light agility drills during practice Monday, Oct. 22.


Guard

OG | John Moffitt | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OG John Moffitt (knee) was able to practice Monday, Oct. 22, for the first time in four weeks.

OG | Jeremy Zuttah | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Jeremy Zuttah (quadriceps) practiced in full Monday, Oct. 22. However, the team didn't practice Monday, so the injury designation was an estimation.

OG | Carl Nicks | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Adam Hayward (ankle), CB Brandon McDonald (ankle) and OG Carl Nicks (foot) were limited in practice Monday, Oct. 22. However, the team didn't practice Monday, so the injury designations were an estimation.

OG | Chad Rinehart | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said OG Chad Rinehart (ankle) is out indefinitely after suffering an ankle injury in Week 7. Gailey said it is a long-term injury but is not sure if it as a season-ending injury.

OG | Chris Williams | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have signed free-agent OT Chris Williams (Bears). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OG | Quinn Ojinnaka | Free Agent | Transaction
The St. Louis Rams released OG Quinn Ojinnaka Monday, Oct. 22. Ojinnaka said he will consider retiring from football.


Offensive Line

OL | Jason Pinkston | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns OL Jason Pinkston (blood clot) has been placed on Injured Reserve Monday, Oct. 22.


Defensive Line

DL | Julius Peppers | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears DL Julius Peppers (foot), who has been bothered by plantar fasciitis, has been sidelined for portions of the second half in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions. He was able to return to the field late in the fourth quarter.

DL | Mike Patterson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DT Mike Patterson (head) said he hopes to get into game shape in the next two weeks. The Eagles will have three weeks to decide whether to activate him from the Non-Football Illness list or place him on Injured Reserve.

DL | Jared Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion), OT Matt Kalil (back), DE Jared Allen (groin) and CB Antoine Winfield (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 22. However, the team didn't practice Monday, so the injury designation was an estimation.

DL | Phil Taylor | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said DT Phil Taylor (pectoral) will participate in practice this week. He is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

DL | Corey Peters | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DT Corey Peters (foot) participated in practice Monday, Oct. 22. Peters said he is not sure when he will be able to get in football shape and the team will have three weeks to make a decision on him.


Linebacker

LB | Sergio Kindle | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens re-signed LB Sergio Kindle (Ravens) to the practice squad Monday, Oct. 22.

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (toe) was using crutches to get around Monday, Oct. 22, after suffering a toe injury in Week 7. He underwent an MRI on the toe but the team is not ready to comment on his status for Week 8 at this point.

LB | Aaron Curry | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said OT Khalif Barnes (groin), LB Aaron Curry (knee) and CB Shawntae Spencer (foot) are considered doubtful for Week 8 at this point.

LB | Colin McCarthy | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said LB Colin McCarthy (ankle) should be able to play Week 8 after sitting out Week 7 because of an ankle injury.

LB | London Fletcher | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said the team will not know about LB London Fletcher's (hamstring) status for Week 8 until later in the week.

LB | Bart Scott | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said LB Bart Scott (toe) could not play in the team's nickel packages in Week 7 because of a lingering toe injury. He was replaced by LB Demario Davis.


Cornerback

CB | Walter Thurmond | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond (leg) returned to practice Monday, Oct. 22. He said he re-fractured his fibula, and required surgery, which set back his recovery. Thurmond is still on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list.

CB | Shawntae Spencer | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said OT Khalif Barnes (groin), LB Aaron Curry (knee) and CB Shawntae Spencer (foot) are considered doubtful for Week 8 at this point.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion), OT Matt Kalil (back), DE Jared Allen (groin) and CB Antoine Winfield (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 22. However, the team didn't practice Monday, so the injury designation was an estimation.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (collarbone) should be back this season, according to head coach Mike McCarthy, as long as he responds well to treatment.

CB | Justin Miller | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have signed free-agent CB Justin Miller (Lions). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team released LB Douglas Hogue.

CB | Chris Gamble | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have placed CB Chris Gamble (shoulder) on Injured Reserve. Gamble will need surgery to repair his shoulder injury.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis (groin) suffered a slight groin injury in Week 7 and will be monitored during the week.

CB | Tracy Porter | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Tracy Porter (illness) is participating in practice Monday, Oct. 22.


Strong Safety

SS | Amari Spievey | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions SS Amari Spievey (concussion) left the Week 7 game in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears Monday, Oct. 22, due to a head injury. He was carted off to the locker and will be given concussion tests.

SS | Dwight Lowery | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said SS Dwight Lowery (ankle) likely will not play Week 8 because of his ankle injury.


Free Safety

FS | Matt Johnson | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Monday, Oct. 22, that FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) might be headed for season-ending Injured Reserve if he does not shake his hamstring injury soon. Johnson was expected to play in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers, but he re-injured his hamstring in practice Friday, Oct. 19.

FS | Harrison Smith | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings FS Mistral Raymond (ankle) and FS Harrison Smith (calf) were limited during practice Monday, Oct. 22. However, the team didn't practice Monday, so the injury designation was an estimation.

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