Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 6, 2012 @ 09:30:20 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brady Quinn | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs QB Brady Quinn (concussion) has not been cleared and did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 5. That clearance could come later in the Week and Quinn could play in the team's Week 10 game.

QB | Christian Ponder | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he does not believe QB Christian Ponder's (knee) sore knee affected his accuracy in Week 9.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said there is no timetable for QB Kevin Kolb's (ribs) return but did say he expects Kolb back sooner rather than later.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (shoulder) is nearing a return to health with his injured left (non-throwing) shoulder and could be able to play again fairly soon, according to a source. The Titans are awaiting the results of an MRI Monday, Nov. 5, to determine if Locker might be cleared to play in Week 10, or if he needs to wait until after the bye week and return Nov. 25. Surgery to fully correct the shoulder problem remains a possibility for Locker in the offseason.


Running Back

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) isn't expected to play in Week 10.

RB | Joe McKnight | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Joe McKnight (ankle) was walking without a limp Monday, Nov. 5, and he's expected to return in Week 10.

RB | Donald Brown | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Donald Brown (knee) did not practice Monday, Nov. 5.

RB | Montell Owens | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Montell Owens (shoulder), C Brad Meester (foot) and CB Derek Cox (back) were limited during practice Monday, Nov. 5. These statuses are estimations since the team did not practice Monday.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot), FB Greg Jones (hip), CB Rashean Mathis (groin) and SS Dwight Lowery (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 5. These statuses are estimations since the team did not practice Monday.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he is not sure if RB Ben Tate (hamstring) will be able to play Week 10. He said Tate's recovery is going slower than first anticipated.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said RB Darren McFadden (ankle) has not been ruled out for Week 10 at this point. The X-rays and MRI done on McFadden's injured ankle were negative.

RB | Mike Goodson | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RBs Darren McFadden (ankle) and Mike Goodson (ankle) are both dealing with high ankle sprains.


Wide Receiver

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (forearm) managed three receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints Monday, Nov. 5. He suffered a forearm contusion in the second half, but was able to return and finish the game.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin managed just two receptions for 28 yards in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints Monday, Nov. 5.

WR | David Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens WR David Reed (knee) was able to return to practice Monday, Nov. 5. He remains on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

WR | David Gettis | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR David Gettis (hamstring) could be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Nov. 6, and it may depend on the health of WR Kealoha Pilares (shoulder).

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he has no idea on the statuses of WR Pierre Garcon (toe) and FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) for the remainder of the season. Shanahan said he feels better about Meriweather than Garcon.

WR | Antonio Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach said WR Antonio Brown (ankle) has a mild high ankle sprain.

WR | Donnie Avery | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Donnie Avery (hip) did not practice Monday, Nov. 5.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he expects WR Braylon Edwards (knee) and DT Jason Jones (ankle) to be able to play Week 10.

WR | Kendall Wright | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright (elbow) is expected to play in the team's Week 10 game, according to head coach Mike Munchak.

WR | Jordy Nelson | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ankle) has a sprained ankle, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy believes Nelson will be OK.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) said the sprain in his ankle is in three separate places Monday, Nov. 5.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (thigh) may miss some practice time this week but should be OK, according to head coach Chan Gailey.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said WR Calvin Johnson (knee) came out of the Week 9 game without any additional problems. Johnson likely will be limited during practice this week.

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (clavicle) looks ready to return in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers after missing three games and four weeks. "Absolutely, I have been waiting three weeks too many so I am ready to get back," Amendola said. "I am just ready to get back. I had a couple good weeks of work, limited of course but I feel really good and I am ready to get back out there." He figures to be heavily involved in the game plan, too.

WR | Vincent Brown | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (ankle) got some work in on the side Monday, Nov. 5, and was not wearing a cast or boot. Brown is still not close to returning.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring) did not suffer a setback in the team's Week 9 game, but he was not playing at 100 percent, according to head coach Pat Shurmur.


Tight End

TE | Coby Fleener | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (shoulder), CB Vontae Davis (knee), OT Winston Justice (knee), LB Robert Mathis (back), CB Jerraud Powers (foot) and C Samson Satele (back) did not practice Monday, Nov. 5.

TE | Martellus Bennett | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants TE Martellus Bennett (undisclosed) said he suffered an injury in the team's Week 9 game, saying he hurt his "whatever." Bennett did not seem to think the issue was serious.

TE | John Carlson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he expects TE John Carlson (concussion) to take part in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7, as long as he is cleared during a doctor's appointment Monday, Nov. 5.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Zach Strief | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OT Zach Strief (groin) left the Week 9 game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Nov. 5, due to a groin injury and he was unable to return.

OT | James Carpenter | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Nov. 5, that OG James Carpenter (concussion) is uncertain for Week 10, and he is unlikely to be able to practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (hip) suffered a hip pointer injury in the team's Week 9 game and did not return. He'll be re-evaluated Monday, Nov. 5, but it's unknown if his injury was serious or if he was held out as a precaution.

OT | Winston Justice | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (shoulder), CB Vontae Davis (knee), OT Winston Justice (knee), LB Robert Mathis (back), CB Jerraud Powers (foot) and C Samson Satele (back) did not practice Monday, Nov. 5.

OT | Khalif Barnes | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said OT Khalif Barnes (groin) will participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.

OT | Erik Pears | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey indicated OT Erik Pears (hip) may have to sit out two more weeks so the team could evaluate his hip injury.


Guard

OG | Steve Vallos | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed OG Steve Vallos Monday, Nov. 5.

OG | Leroy Harris | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans OG Leroy Harris (knee) has a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, and he's unsure if he'll play again this year.

OG | Chris Kuper | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OG Chris Kuper (ankle) will miss two to four weeks after suffering a severely sprained ankle in Week 9.

OG | Bobbie Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OG Bobbie Williams (ankle) underwent an MRI but it only revealed a sprained ankle. Head coach John Harbaugh said Williams likely will get some rest during the week.

OG | Marshal Yanda | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OG Marshal Yanda (ankle, knee) underwent an MRI but it did not show any serious injuries to his ankle or knee. Yanda said his knee felt great after the game.


Offensive Line

OL | Jeremy Bridges | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals waived OL Jeremy Bridges (thumb) from the Injured Reserve list after reaching an injury settlement Monday, Nov. 5.


Defensive Line

DL | Brodrick Bunkley | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints DL Brodrick Bunkley (neck) was forced to leave the Week 9 game against the Philadelphia Eagles briefly due to a neck injury. He was able to check back into the game after receiving a strength test on the sidelines.

DL | Israel Idonije | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears DE Israel Idonije (leg) and DT Henry Melton (back) left the game after suffering injuries in the team's Week 9 game, but each player said their injuries aren't serious and they expect to play against the Houston Texans in Week 10.

DL | Peria Jerry | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DT Peria Jerry's (knee) MRI exam showed no ligament damage to his knee.

DL | Shaun Cody | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said DT Shaun Cody (ribs) is undergoing an MRI on the injured ribs he suffered in Week 9.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder, knee) is not fully recovered from his shoulder and knee injuries but the team needs him to play to be able to win games.

DL | Mario Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey denied an earlier report that DE Mario Williams (wrist) had a torn ligament in his wrist. He said he was never advised of any issues with the ligament in his wrist.

DL | Mark Anderson | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said DE Mark Anderson (knee) will not play Week 10 and may need another procedure on his knee.

DL | Shaun Smith | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free-agent DT Shaun Smith (Titans). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Letroy Guion | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said DT Letroy Guion (toe) is considered day-to-day because of a turf toe injury.


Linebacker

LB | K.J. Wright | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Nov. 5, that LB K.J. Wright (concussion) likely won't be able to practice Wednesday, Nov. 7. Wright's status for Week 10 is uncertain.

LB | Quentin Groves | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Arizona Cardinals LB Quentin Groves is likely to slide into the starting lineup for the injured LB O'Brien Schofield (ankle) going forward.

LB | Xavier Adibi | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans LB Xavier Adibi (knee) has been diagnosed with stretched ligaments in his knee.

LB | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LBs Pat Angerer (foot) and Dwight Freeney (ankle) practiced in full Monday, Nov. 5.

LB | Pat Angerer | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LBs Pat Angerer (foot) and Dwight Freeney (ankle) practiced in full Monday, Nov. 5.

LB | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (shoulder), CB Vontae Davis (knee), OT Winston Justice (knee), LB Robert Mathis (back), CB Jerraud Powers (foot) and C Samson Satele (back) did not practice Monday, Nov. 5.

LB | Daryl Washington | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said LB Daryl Washington (quadriceps) should participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7. He is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

LB | Aaron Curry | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said activating LB Aaron Curry (knee) from the Physically Unable to Perform list will depend on whether the team can open up a roster spot for him. Allen said there still some concerns about Curry's health at this point.

LB | Nick Perry | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Nick Perry (knee) is considering receiving a second opinion on his injured knee.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) is expected to miss at least a couple weeks with a hamstring issue, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy said they will know more next week.

LB | Sean Weatherspoon | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said the team hopes to have LB Sean Weatherspoon (ankle) back on the practice field at some point this week.

LB | Jacquian Williams | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Jacquian Williams (knee) said he has a sprained posterior cruciate ligament and he is not sure if he will be able to practice this week. Williams will run Tuesday, Nov. 6, and see how the knee feels before determining his practice status.


Cornerback

CB | Walter Thurmond | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
No decision has yet been made on whether to activate Seattle Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond (leg) from the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list. The team has until Monday, Nov. 12, to activate Thurmond.

CB | Vontae Davis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (shoulder), CB Vontae Davis (knee), OT Winston Justice (knee), LB Robert Mathis (back), CB Jerraud Powers (foot) and C Samson Satele (back) did not practice Monday, Nov. 5.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot), FB Greg Jones (hip), CB Rashean Mathis (groin) and SS Dwight Lowery (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 5. These statuses are estimations since the team did not practice Monday.

CB | Shawntae Spencer | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said CB Shawntae Spencer (foot) will run and work out on the field Tuesday, Nov. 6, to see how his injured foot is progressing.

CB | Aaron Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills CB Aaron Williams (knee) is only supposed to miss a couple weeks, and his injury is not season-ending, according to head coach Chan Gailey.

CB | Stanford Routt | Free Agent | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs have waived CB Stanford Routt.


Strong Safety

SS | Roman Harper | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints SS Roman Harper (knee) returned to the field after leaving briefly in the first half of the Week 9 game against the Philadelphia Eagles due to knee pain. He is wearing a sleeve over his knee.

SS | George Wilson | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills SS George Wilson was in a rotation with S Da'Norris Searcy in the team's Week 9 game, and Wilson said he is not injured.

SS | Kam Chancellor | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor (thigh) is dealing with a thigh bruise but should be able to play Week 10.


Free Safety

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he has no idea on the statuses of WR Pierre Garcon (toe) and FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) for the remainder of the season. Shanahan said he feels better about Meriweather than Garcon.

FS | Al Afalava | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans FS Al Afalava (ankle) will miss the next two to three weeks with a high ankle sprain.

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