Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 8, 2013 @ 06:17:35 PDT



QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
An MRI suggests Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) has partial tears in his anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament. Griffin is meeting with Dr. James Andrews to determine of those are new injuries or old injuries. Griffin may have to undergo exploratory surgery to determine the extent of the injuries and if they are new tears.

QB | Andrew Luck | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (knee) said he will not need surgery on the knee injury that has bothered him for most of the season. He said rest should take care of the injury.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to add a quarterback in this year's draft to compete with QB Josh Freeman next year.

Running Back

RB | Willis McGahee | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (knee) could return to practice Tuesday, Jan. 7. McGahee is currently on Injured Reserve/Designated To Return list and would be eligible to play if the Broncos advance to the AFC Championship Game.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
The Denver Broncos have employed a next-man-up attitude at running back this year after RB Willis McGahee (knee) went down, and the team has been successful with RB Knowshon Moreno in his absence. Their 114.5 yards rushing per game ranks seventh in the league. RB Ronnie Hillman fumbled early in the team's Week 17 game and was benched for the rest of the game in favor of RBs Lance Ball and Jacob Hester. Denver still managed to run for 172 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in that contest. "If you want to say one thing that's great about this team, it's that nobody's selfish," Ball said. "That's what you need to have a championship team."

RB | Reggie Bush | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent RB Reggie Bush said he would like to remain with the organization. "It has been a pleasure to play here these last two years," Bush said. "I've really enjoyed it and I really enjoy playing in front of the fans and this city. I still feel like there is some unfinished business left, so we'll see what happens when we sit down and contract time comes. But hopefully I'll be back."

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore is averaging 5.4 yards per carry when QB Alex Smith starts at quarterback and just 3.9 yards per carry when QB Colin Kaepernick starts.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Draft
The Oakland Raiders could look to trade RB Darren McFadden if they were able to receive a second or third-round draft pick in return. The Raiders currently do not have a second and fifth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. McFadden could also be asked to take a pay cut.

Wide Receiver

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (finger) will have surgery on his injured finger Tuesday, Jan. 8.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (foot, shoulder) said he doesn't think his ailing foot will require surgery; however, doctors will decide ultimately. Garcon also said his injured shoulder is fine.

Place Kicker

PK | Ryan Longwell | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent PK Ryan Longwell (Vikings) and PK Neil Rackers (Redskins) are among the kickers the Seattle Seahawks will be working out this week because of the injury to PK Steven Hauschka (calf).

PK | Steven Hauschka | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said PK Steven Hauschka (calf) suffered a calf injury in the Wild Card playoff game.

PK | Josh Brown | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals may consider re-signing impending free-agent PK Josh Brown this offseason.

Defensive Line

DL | Chris Clemons | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks DE Chris Clemons (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament as well as a torn meniscus in the Wild Card playoff game. He was scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews Monday, Jan. 7.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said DE John Abraham (ankle) will participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 7.

DL | Brian Robison | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings DL Brian Robison (shoulder) said he is not expected to require offseason shoulder injury, just rest.

DL | Bruce Irvin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin will assume the every-down role as the team's weakside defensive end in the base defense should DE Chris Clemons (knee) miss an extended period of time.


LB | Pat Angerer | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (foot) said he will need to undergo surgery on his injured foot.

LB | Rey Maualuga | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent LB Rey Maualuga said he is not sure if the team will want to re-sign him after he struggled in the Wild Card playoff game.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles') tweaked his surgically repaired right Achilles' in the team's Wild Card playoff win; however, the pain wasn't severe enough to pull him off the field. "My Achilles' started acting up, and it felt pretty bad, but I was like, '(Expletive) that,'" Suggs said. "I wasn't going to let a repaired tendon steal our glory. We had work to do. We're trying to win a championship."

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