Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 11, 2012 @ 09:17:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (concussion) will not dress Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He is healthy, though, and should be available for the final two regular season games.

QB | Brian Hoyer | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals have claimed QB Brian Hoyer off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III (knee) suffered a lateral collateral ligament sprain in Week 14 and is considered day-to-day. The sprain is considered a Grade I sprain. Shanahan said Griffin will receive treatment this week and probably will wear a brace for support.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb (ribs) is unlikely to return in Week 15. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt has yet to say who his starting quarterback will be against the Detroit Lions.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (neck) said he should be ready to play against the Green Bay Packers in Week 15. His neck was tight and he received treatment Monday, Dec. 10, but the team doesn't think his injury is serious. Cutler said that his injury was not related to his head at all.


Running Back

RB | Kahlil Bell | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets released RB Kahlil Bell to make room for a wide receiver. They are rumored to be pursuing free-agent WR Braylon Edwards (Seahawks).

RB | Keith Toston | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Transaction
Jacksonville Jaguars OG Mike Brewster (hand) was placed on Injured Reserve. RB Keith Toston was officially re-signed.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) won't play in Week 15. He did pass the ImPACT test, though. An independent neurologist must clear him before he returns.

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Monday, Dec. 10, that RB Fred Jackson (knee) is likely headed for season-ending Injured Reserve after his Week 14 knee injury. "He's not going to make it. He's going to be out for the rest of the year," Gailey said. "It looks like (IR), but let me hold off to see what is officially, but that looks like the plan, yes." Gailey added that Jackson's injury is more likely to be a four-to-five week injury, rather than two-to-three weeks, as previously reported.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers have suspended RB Brandon Jacobs for the final three games of the regular season.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) participated in practice Monday, Dec. 10, despite re-injuring his ankle in Week 14.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee) is undergoing an MRI and other tests on his knee Monday, Dec. 10. Head coach Tom Coughlin said he does not want to speculate on Bradshaw's status until after the results of the tests.

RB | Marcus Lattimore | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore (knee), who has declared for the NFL Draft, may have to sit his rookie season as he rehabs an extensive injury to the anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in his right knee. Lattimore believes that focusing entirely on his rehabilitation with NFL team doctors will help him recover the quickest, according to a source. Lattimore has set a goal of jogging and catching passes at the end of March for NFL executives, and plans to visit with them at the NFL Scouting Combine.

RB | Jalen Parmele | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Jalen Parmele (groin) had surgery on his groin Thursday, Dec. 6, and is looking at a two-month rehab.


Fullback

FB | Owen Schmitt | Free Agent | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have released FB Owen Schmitt and CB Ron Bartell.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said no decision has been on whether WR Dez Bryant (finger) will have surgery on his finger. "He's chomping at the bit and wants to take the route of playing," Jones said.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets released RB Kahlil Bell to make room for a wide receiver. They are rumored to be pursuing free-agent WR Braylon Edwards (Seahawks).

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (ribs) has been ruled out for the rest of the season, as a league source said Bowe will be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve after suffering two broken ribs in the Week 14 loss against the Cleveland Browns.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) was limited during the team's walkthrough Monday, Dec. 10.

WR | Armon Binns | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have claimed WR Armon Binns off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals.

WR | Damian Williams | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said WR Damian Williams (hamstring) may not be able to play Week 15 and there is a chance Williams will be placed on Injured Reserve.

WR | Stephen Hill | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill (knee) suffered a lateral collateral ligament sprain in Week 14 and will be evaluated later in the week.

WR | Clyde Gates | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said WR Clyde Gates (concussion) may be able to play Week 15.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said WR Victor Cruz (shoulder) is fine despite having his shoulder examined during the team's Week 14 game.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he expects WR Hakeem Nicks (knee) to play at less than 100 percent for the rest of the season. He said the team will monitor Nicks' status on a weekly basis.


Tight End

TE | Jared Cook | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans TE Jared Cook (shoulder) will miss the rest of the season because of a torn rotator cuff and will be placed on Injured Reserve.

TE | Brent Celek | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (concussion) will miss Week 15 because of the concussion he suffered in Week 14.

TE | Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is undergoing tests on the ankle injury he suffered in Week 14.

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said TE Dustin Keller (ankle) may be able to play Week 15.


Place Kicker

PK | Robbie Gould | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears PK Robbie Gould (calf) did not handle kickoff duties after straining his left calf in pre-game warm-ups in Week 14. Instead, P Adam Podlesh was used to kick off. Gould kicked both extra points but did not attempt a field goal.


Guard

OG | Marshal Yanda | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OG Marshal Yanda (ankle) was on crutches after spraining his right ankle in Week 14 and was fitted for a walking boot. OG Bobbie Williams replaced Yanda in the game.

OG | Charlie Johnson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) stayed in the game after injuring his left ankle in Week 14. "I was just going to go get (it taped) up really quick," Johnson said. "I just twisted it a little bit. I don't think anybody saw it." He doesn't expect his ankle to give him problems moving forward.

OG | Evan Mathis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Evan Mathis (ankle), CB Nnamdi Asomugha (neck, quadriceps) and FS Kurt Coleman (chest) were limited during the team's walkthrough Monday, Dec. 10.


Defensive Line

DL | Mike Patterson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DE Mike Patterson (illness) has been ruled out for Week 15.

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (shoulder) is undergoing tests on the shoulder injury he suffered in Week 14.

DL | Shaun Cody | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans DT Shaun Cody (back) is unlikely to return next season when he becomes a free agent. DT Earl Mitchell has filled in nicely with Cody missing three games with back ailments.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
There is no timetable for the return of Oakland Raiders DT Richard Seymour (hamstring, knee), who has been out for the last five weeks. The team is unsure if Seymour will play in the final three weeks of the regular season.

DL | Da'Quan Bowers | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers (Achilles') would be starting at right end for the team if he was 100 percent healthy, according to sources. Bowers will likely need a full offseason before he's back to full strength. DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim has played around 80 percent of the snaps at the spot this year.


Linebacker

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said LB Ray Lewis (triceps) will practice this week and has a chance to play Week 15.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said LB Terrell Suggs (biceps) was close to playing Week 14 and has a good chance to play Week 15.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team hopes LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) and CB Charles Woodson (collarbone) will be able to practice this week.

LB | Bryan Thomas | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB Bryan Thomas (pectoral) is considered day-to-day because of a pectoral strain.

LB | Rolando McClain | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have activated LB Rolando McClain from the Reserve/Suspended list. The team has also signed practice squad CB Chimdi Chekwa to their active roster. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Cornerback

CB | Aaron Berry | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Aaron Berry (hamstring) will likely miss the rest of the season due to his hamstring injury.

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
Updating a previous report, New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) has a strained hamstring, which he suffered in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. "He's being treated. We'll just have to see the severity of it," head coach Tom Coughlin said Monday, Dec. 10.

CB | Walter Thurmond | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond had three tackles, including one for a loss, and held Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald to only one catch for two yards in Week 14. Fitzgerald was thrown to 11 times in the contest. It was Thurmond's first start of the season, playing in Browner's absence. "It felt like right before I got injured last year," Thurmond said. "I felt real comfortable. It was just football out there today. I really felt back into the groove of things."

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Evan Mathis (ankle), CB Nnamdi Asomugha (neck, quadriceps) and FS Kurt Coleman (chest) were limited during the team's walkthrough Monday, Dec. 10.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team hopes LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) and CB Charles Woodson (collarbone) will be able to practice this week.

CB | Ron Bartell | Free Agent | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have released FB Owen Schmitt and CB Ron Bartell.

CB | Chimdi Chekwa | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have activated LB Rolando McClain from the Reserve/Suspended list. The team has also signed practice squad CB Chimdi Chekwa to their active roster. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Strong Safety

SS | Kurt Coleman | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Evan Mathis (ankle), CB Nnamdi Asomugha (neck, quadriceps) and FS Kurt Coleman (chest) were limited during the team's walkthrough Monday, Dec. 10.


Free Safety

FS | Nate Allen | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk (toe), FB Stanley Havili (ankle), C Dallas Reynolds (ankle), LB Mychal Kendricks (shoulder) and FS Nate Allen (shoulder) participated in the team's walkthrough Monday, Dec. 10.

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