Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 18, 2013 @ 14:16:46 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) could start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which would allow him to rehab his torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament during the first six weeks of the season and not have to rush him back.

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
New Cleveland Browns vice president of player personnel Michael Lombardi said he will keep an open-mind on QB Brandon Weeden and WR Josh Gordon. Lombardi has been critical of both players on NFL Network. Lombardi said he will watch plenty of film on both players and also watch two days of practice from 2012 before making an evaluation on the players. Lombardi also told Gordon he has nothing to worry about.

QB | Carson Palmer | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said QB Carson Palmer (lung, ribs) is still healing but expects Palmer will be ready to take part in offseason workouts.


Running Back

RB | Justin Forsett | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Houston Texans are expected to re-sign impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett unless another team drives up his asking price.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Houston Texans would like RB Ben Tate to handle more carries next season. RB Arian Foster would still receive a majority of the carries.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers feel the need to find a lead back heading into the 2013 season, and that man may not be on the current roster. The Packers shuffled through as many as six running backs this season and weren't satisfied with any of their options. Among the unrestricted free agents they could target this offseason include St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson, Miami Dolphins RB Reggie Bush, Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones and New York Jets RB Shonn Greene. Green Bay would likely be interested in Jackson in the secondary market because he'll be 30 this year.

The Packers had some success using RBs DuJuan Harris, Alex Green and James Starks, but only enough to occasionally draw an opponent's safety into the box. "If you're running the ball and they're closing the middle of the field and bringing an extra guy down, it obviously plays to our strengths as a pass group," running backs coach Alex Van Pelt said. "There were times when I thought we forced their hand and they had to stop it, but we'd obviously like to be more consistent and more productive from start to finish." Harris has plenty of potential, but his lack of size led him to wear down at the end. Green Bay is unlikely to take another chance with RB Cedric Benson and the team might not be willing to pay Starks $1.323 million given his injury history.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he is confident RB Darren McFadden will play the final year of his contract with the Raiders.

RB | Danny Woodhead | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots RB Danny Woodhead (thumb) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

RB | Bernard Pierce | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (knee) and CB Asa Jackson (thigh) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.


Fullback

FB | Vonta Leach | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens FB Vonta Leach (knee, ankle) and WR David Reed (thigh) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 17.


Wide Receiver

WR | Josh Gordon | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
New Cleveland Browns vice president of player personnel Michael Lombardi said he will keep an open-mind on QB Brandon Weeden and WR Josh Gordon. Lombardi has been critical of both players on NFL Network. Lombardi said he will watch plenty of film on both players and also watch two days of practice from 2012 before making an evaluation on the players. Lombardi also told Gordon he has nothing to worry about.

WR | Torrey Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

WR | David Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens FB Vonta Leach (knee, ankle) and WR David Reed (thigh) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 17.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Transaction
The New England Patriots have placed TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm) on Injured Reserve.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Rashad Butler | Houston Texans | Free Agents
The Houston Texans are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent OG Antoine Caldwell, OT Rashad Butler or OT Ryan Harris this offseason.

OT | Steven Baker | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs signed OT Steven Baker (Colts) Thursday, Jan. 17.

OT | Khalif Barnes | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said OT Khalif Barnes (arm) underwent a procedure on his arm after the season, and LB Miles Burris (knee) underwent a knee procedure.


Guard

OG | Antoine Caldwell | Houston Texans | Free Agents
The Houston Texans are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent OG Antoine Caldwell, OT Rashad Butler or OT Ryan Harris this offseason.

OG | Chris Snee | New York Giants | Injury
Updating previous reports, New York Giants OG Chris Snee (hip) will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn labrum and remove bone chips from his hip following the Pro Bowl.

OG | Mike Iupati | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers G Alex Boone (knee), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), TE Garrett Celek (foot), CB Chris Culliver (knee), S Dashon Goldson (shin), LB Tavares Gooden (knee), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), G Mike Iupati (shoulder), LB Justin Smith (elbow, triceps) and LB Patrick Willis (shoulder) all fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

OG | Mike Brisiel | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said OG Mike Brisiel (ankle) underwent major surgery on his ankle after the season.

OG | Marshal Yanda | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens RB Anthony Allen (head), OG Gino Gradkowski (head), OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Terrence Cody (ankle), DT Arthur Jones (thigh, knee), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles, biceps), CB Chykie Brown (shoulder), Jimmy Smith (abdomen), FS Ed Reed (shoulder) and SS Bernard Pollard (chest) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.


Defensive Line

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham (ankle) and DT Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder) were limited during practice Friday, Jan. 18, and are listed as questionable for the NFC Championship Game.

DL | Chandler Jones | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens RB Anthony Allen (head), OG Gino Gradkowski (head), OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Terrence Cody (ankle), DT Arthur Jones (thigh, knee), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles, biceps), CB Chykie Brown (shoulder), Jimmy Smith (abdomen), FS Ed Reed (shoulder) and SS Bernard Pollard (chest) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.


Linebacker

LB | Bart Scott | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets LB Bart Scott (toe) underwent successful toe surgery Friday, Jan. 18. Scott played much of the season with a hyperextended, dislocated toe. Scott is expected to be a salary cap casualty this offseason.

LB | Jarvis Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Georgia LB Jarvis Jones could slide out of the top-five on draft day. There are concerns about his work ethic; he is not a work-out guy. Scouts also have concerns that Jones will not test well at the NFL combine. Jones also has a medical concern, being diagnosed with spinal stenosis. A specialist cleared Jones, but doctors at USC would not clear him and he transferred to Georgia.

LB | Stephen Nicholas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas (foot), CB Christopher Owens (hamstring) and SS William Moore (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 18, and are listed as probable for the NFC Championship Game.

LB | Patrick Willis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers G Alex Boone (knee), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), TE Garrett Celek (foot), CB Chris Culliver (knee), S Dashon Goldson (shin), LB Tavares Gooden (knee), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), G Mike Iupati (shoulder), LB Justin Smith (elbow, triceps) and LB Patrick Willis (shoulder) all fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

LB | NaVorro Bowman | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers G Alex Boone (knee), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), TE Garrett Celek (foot), CB Chris Culliver (knee), S Dashon Goldson (shin), LB Tavares Gooden (knee), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), G Mike Iupati (shoulder), LB Justin Smith (elbow, triceps) and LB Patrick Willis (shoulder) all fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

LB | Aldon Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers CB Tarell Brown (shoulder), FB Bruce Miller (shoulder) and LB Aldon Smith (shoulder) all were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

LB | Miles Burris | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said OT Khalif Barnes (arm) underwent a procedure on his arm after the season, and LB Miles Burris (knee) underwent a knee procedure.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens RB Anthony Allen (head), OG Gino Gradkowski (head), OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Terrence Cody (ankle), DT Arthur Jones (thigh, knee), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles, biceps), CB Chykie Brown (shoulder), Jimmy Smith (abdomen), FS Ed Reed (shoulder) and SS Bernard Pollard (chest) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.


Cornerback

CB | Christopher Owens | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas (foot), CB Christopher Owens (hamstring) and SS William Moore (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 18, and are listed as probable for the NFC Championship Game.

CB | Tarell Brown | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers CB Tarell Brown (shoulder), FB Bruce Miller (shoulder) and LB Aldon Smith (shoulder) all were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.


Strong Safety

SS | William Moore | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas (foot), CB Christopher Owens (hamstring) and SS William Moore (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 18, and are listed as probable for the NFC Championship Game.

SS | Dashon Goldson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers G Alex Boone (knee), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), TE Garrett Celek (foot), CB Chris Culliver (knee), S Dashon Goldson (shin), LB Tavares Gooden (knee), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), G Mike Iupati (shoulder), LB Justin Smith (elbow, triceps) and LB Patrick Willis (shoulder) all fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

SS | Bernard Pollard | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens RB Anthony Allen (head), OG Gino Gradkowski (head), OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Terrence Cody (ankle), DT Arthur Jones (thigh, knee), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles, biceps), CB Chykie Brown (shoulder), Jimmy Smith (abdomen), FS Ed Reed (shoulder) and SS Bernard Pollard (chest) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.


Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens RB Anthony Allen (head), OG Gino Gradkowski (head), OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Terrence Cody (ankle), DT Arthur Jones (thigh, knee), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles, biceps), CB Chykie Brown (shoulder), Jimmy Smith (abdomen), FS Ed Reed (shoulder) and SS Bernard Pollard (chest) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Pep Hamilton | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts hired Stanford coach Pep Hamilton to be their new offensive coordinator Friday, Jan. 18.

OC | Darrell Bevell | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks have signed offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to a new contract. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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