Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 24, 2013 @ 11:38:55 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Opponents have completed 10-of-15 passes for 264 yards with three touchdowns and one interception on passes traveling 16-plus yards past the line of scrimmage against the San Francisco 49ers in the postseason. Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has 15 touchdown passes, two interceptions and a 117.2 passer rating this season on passes traveling more than 15 yards past the line of scrimmage, including four touchdowns with no interceptions in three playoff games.

QB | Colin Kaepernick | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Thursday, Jan. 24, the key to containing San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick in Super Bowl XLVII is to not let him get to the outside, in addition to tacking him when the opportunity arises. "We're going to have to tackle him. We're going to have to keep him inside of our defense," Harbaugh said. "We're not going to be able to run past him. He's fully capable of putting 200 yards on you, just as capable as Frank Gore is or any of their running backs. He's not just an integral part of their passing game, he's a huge part of their run game. We'll have a plan for it. Assignment football is going to be really important for us. Change-ups are going to be important for us. We just have to play well against him."

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (shoulder) said the only pain he experiences following shoulder surgery is when he sleeps. Locker has to sleep upright in a recliner or on a couch. "My pain level, I feel fine with it. It doesn't hurt too bad," Locker said. "It's just getting used to not being able to use one arm. It's kind of a shock to the system. And the trying to sleep at night, that's the worst part. It's been awful." He expects to be in a sling until he sees his doctor again in about a month. Locker hopes to be ready for minicamps in June.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets general manager John Idzik is expected to sign or trade for a veteran quarterback to compete with QB Mark Sanchez for the team's starting job.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Free Agent | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez called former NFL QB Jeff Garcia this week to get a head start on the West Coast offensive scheme of offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Sanchez and Garcia hope to meet in Southern California in the coming weeks for some classroom and on-field work. Mornhinweg was Garcia's offensive coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles. In 2000, Garcia threw for a career-high 4,278 yards and 31 touchdowns under Mornhinweg.

QB | Terrelle Pryor | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said QBs Carson Palmer and Terrelle Pryor will compete for the team's 2013 starting quarterback job, although Allen added he still believes Palmer is an effective starter. "Carson Palmer did an outstanding job for us last year. We feel really good about Carson at the quarterback position moving forward. And obviously, we want to create competition at all levels of our team ... I feel good about Carson. Terrelle did some nice things in the final game of the season last year, and so it will be interesting to see how he does moving forward."

QB | EJ Manuel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida State QB EJ Manuel said he believes he would be a fit for the Carolina Panthers because he believes he has a similar style to QB Cam Newton.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) will be spending the next few months training with Brian Martin of TEST football academy and TEST West, who has worked with Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco and Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson. Former NFL WR Michael Clayton has served as Russell's mentor during his comeback attempt. He is scheduled to work with people like former NFL QB Jeff Garcia and RB Marshall Faulk on things like quarterback technique training and reading defenses.

QB | Ryan Nassib | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
NFL draft prospect QB Ryan Nassib has spoken to the Philadelphia Eagles as he prepares for the Senior Bowl this week. "I have talked to Coach [Chip] Kelly and a couple other people with the Eagles," Nassib said. "The offense that he ran at Oregon was kind of similar to the one I ran in my last year with the read zone and stuff. He actually did a study on one of our best plays and knew all about it, so it's actually pretty cool. Hopefully the opportunity comes. Philly's my city, so we'll see."


Running Back

RB | Shonn Greene | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Jets will be hard-pressed to re-sign impending free-agent TE Dustin Keller, RB Shonn Greene and DT Mike DeVito this offseason. However, they'll make a push to re-up DeVito, according to sources.

RB | Bernard Pierce | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. The team listed 15 players that would not have practiced Wednesday if the team would have practiced. WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), CB Asa Jackson (hamstring), FB Vonta Leach (ankle, knee), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), SS Bernard Pollard (ribs), WR David Reed (hamstring), FS Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (hernia), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles', biceps) and OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder) were listed as having not practiced.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
The San Francisco 49ers did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), RB Frank Gore (ankle, shoulder), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), OG Mike Iupati (shoulder), RB LaMichael James (back), DT Justin Smith (elbow, triceps) and LB Patrick Willis (shoulder) would have been full participants if the team had practiced.

RB | Johnathan Franklin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions have met with Connecticut CBs Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Dwayne Gratz, Washington CB Desmond Trufant and UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin this week at the Senior Bowl.


Fullback

FB | Vonta Leach | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. The team listed 15 players that would not have practiced Wednesday if the team would have practiced. WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), CB Asa Jackson (hamstring), FB Vonta Leach (ankle, knee), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), SS Bernard Pollard (ribs), WR David Reed (hamstring), FS Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (hernia), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles', biceps) and OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder) were listed as having not practiced.

FB | Bruce Miller | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
The San Francisco 49ers did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. CB Tarell Brown (shoulder), FB Bruce Miller (shoulder) and LB Aldon Smith (shoulder) would have been listed as limited participants if the team had practiced.

FB | Darrel Young | Washington Redskins | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins are expected to see re-signing restricted free-agent FB Darrel Young as a priority this offseason.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agents, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe, who will likely generate plenty of interest in the offseason, seems more likely to re-sign with the Chiefs now that there is a new regime.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | , Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver managed to catch just eight passes in 2012, and he was inactive for one of the team's two playoff games. As such, he is leaning toward retirement, according to a person informed of Driver's thinking on the matter. However, Driver has yet to make a final decision, but a decision could come as soon as next week.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. The team listed 15 players that would not have practiced Wednesday if the team would have practiced. WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), CB Asa Jackson (hamstring), FB Vonta Leach (ankle, knee), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), SS Bernard Pollard (ribs), WR David Reed (hamstring), FS Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (hernia), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles', biceps) and OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder) were listed as having not practiced.

WR | Vidal Hazelton | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent WR Vidal Hazelton (Bengals) said on his Twitter page that he has signed a futures deal with the New York Jets. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Denard Robinson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Michigan WR Denard Robinson said he had a sit-down meeting with Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly this week at the Senior Bowl.


Tight End

TE | Dustin Keller | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Jets will be hard-pressed to re-sign impending free-agent TE Dustin Keller, RB Shonn Greene and DT Mike DeVito this offseason. However, they'll make a push to re-up DeVito, according to sources.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Kyle Long | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Oregon OT Kyle Long (illness) was back at Senior Bowl practice Thursday, Jan. 24, after missing two days with an illness.

OT | Joe Staley | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers OT Joe Staley (arm) practiced at full strength Wednesday, Jan. 23, and showed no signs of any lingering issues from the injury.


Guard

OG | Wayne Tribue | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent OG Wayne Tribue (Saints) to a reserve/futures contract Wednesday, Jan. 23.

OG | Marshal Yanda | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. The team listed 15 players that would not have practiced Wednesday if the team would have practiced. WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), CB Asa Jackson (hamstring), FB Vonta Leach (ankle, knee), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), SS Bernard Pollard (ribs), WR David Reed (hamstring), FS Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (hernia), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles', biceps) and OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder) were listed as having not practiced.

OG | Mike Iupati | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
The San Francisco 49ers did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), RB Frank Gore (ankle, shoulder), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), OG Mike Iupati (shoulder), RB LaMichael James (back), DT Justin Smith (elbow, triceps) and LB Patrick Willis (shoulder) would have been full participants if the team had practiced.

OG | Lance Louis | Chicago Bears | Injury, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears may look to re-sign impending free-agent OG Lance Louis (knee) this offseason if they believe he is on track to recover from his torn anterior cruciate ligament. The team could also consider placing the franchise tag on him if they are not able to reach an agreement.


Defensive Line

DL | Stephen Bowen | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DE Stephen Bowen (biceps) said he will not need surgery on his biceps injury and expects the injury to heal with rehab.

DL | Adam Carriker | Washington Redskins | Injury
The Washington Redskins coaching staff believes DE Adam Carriker (quadriceps) will be completely recovered from his quadriceps injury by the time the 2013 season begins.

DL | Mike DeVito | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Jets will be hard-pressed to re-sign impending free-agent TE Dustin Keller, RB Shonn Greene and DT Mike DeVito this offseason. However, they'll make a push to re-up DeVito, according to sources.

DL | Justin Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers DL Justin Smith (triceps) said his battered left arm is holding up through the pain of a partially torn triceps tendon. Smith plans to be on the field for Super Bowl XLVII. "It's feeling all right, feeling pretty good," Smith said.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. The team listed 15 players that would not have practiced Wednesday if the team would have practiced. WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), CB Asa Jackson (hamstring), FB Vonta Leach (ankle, knee), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), SS Bernard Pollard (ribs), WR David Reed (hamstring), FS Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (hernia), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles', biceps) and OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder) were listed as having not practiced.

DL | Pernell McPhee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. The team listed 15 players that would not have practiced Wednesday if the team would have practiced. WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), CB Asa Jackson (hamstring), FB Vonta Leach (ankle, knee), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), SS Bernard Pollard (ribs), WR David Reed (hamstring), FS Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (hernia), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles', biceps) and OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder) were listed as having not practiced.


Defensive End

DE | Margus Hunt | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys met with Southern Methodist DE Margus Hunt at the Senior Bowl Tuesday, Jan. 23.


Linebacker

LB | Dannell Ellerbe | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Jan. 24.

LB | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent LB Dwight Freeney this offseason.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. The team listed 15 players that would not have practiced Wednesday if the team would have practiced. WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), CB Asa Jackson (hamstring), FB Vonta Leach (ankle, knee), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), SS Bernard Pollard (ribs), WR David Reed (hamstring), FS Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (hernia), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles', biceps) and OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder) were listed as having not practiced.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. The team listed 15 players that would not have practiced Wednesday if the team would have practiced. WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), CB Asa Jackson (hamstring), FB Vonta Leach (ankle, knee), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), SS Bernard Pollard (ribs), WR David Reed (hamstring), FS Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (hernia), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles', biceps) and OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder) were listed as having not practiced.

LB | Patrick Willis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
The San Francisco 49ers did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), RB Frank Gore (ankle, shoulder), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), OG Mike Iupati (shoulder), RB LaMichael James (back), DT Justin Smith (elbow, triceps) and LB Patrick Willis (shoulder) would have been full participants if the team had practiced.

LB | NaVorro Bowman | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
The San Francisco 49ers did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), RB Frank Gore (ankle, shoulder), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), OG Mike Iupati (shoulder), RB LaMichael James (back), DT Justin Smith (elbow, triceps) and LB Patrick Willis (shoulder) would have been full participants if the team had practiced.

LB | Aldon Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
The San Francisco 49ers did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. CB Tarell Brown (shoulder), FB Bruce Miller (shoulder) and LB Aldon Smith (shoulder) would have been listed as limited participants if the team had practiced.

LB | Ahmad Brooks | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
The San Francisco 49ers did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. LB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder) and TE Garrett Celek (foot) would not have practiced if the team took to the field.

LB | Quincy Black | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said LB Quincy Black (neck) is not close to returning from the neck injury he suffered during the season. Black is scheduled to undergo surgery on a damaged nerve.


Cornerback

CB | Leon McFadden | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
San Diego State CB Leon McFadden (groin) will not play in the Senior Bowl because of a groin injury. The injury is not believed to be serious.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury
A couple of teams were reportedly considering a possible trade for New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis before he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in Week 3. The torn ACL, however, changes how teams will evaluate Revis in potential trades.

CB | Jimmy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. The team listed 15 players that would not have practiced Wednesday if the team would have practiced. WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), CB Asa Jackson (hamstring), FB Vonta Leach (ankle, knee), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), SS Bernard Pollard (ribs), WR David Reed (hamstring), FS Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (hernia), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles', biceps) and OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder) were listed as having not practiced.

CB | Tarell Brown | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
The San Francisco 49ers did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. CB Tarell Brown (shoulder), FB Bruce Miller (shoulder) and LB Aldon Smith (shoulder) would have been listed as limited participants if the team had practiced.

CB | Robert Alford | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Southeastern Louisiana CB Robert Alford and Georgia CB Sanders Commings were among the players that talked with Washington Redskins scouts at the Senior Bowl Tuesday, Jan. 22.

CB | Sanders Commings | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Southeastern Louisiana CB Robert Alford and Georgia CB Sanders Commings were among the players that talked with Washington Redskins scouts at the Senior Bowl Tuesday, Jan. 22.

CB | B.W. Webb | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
NFL draft prospect CB B.W. Webb had a strong practice at senior day Wednesday, Jan. 23. Webb was aggressive in practice and broke up a long pass play down the sideline.

CB | Desmond Trufant | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions have met with Connecticut CBs Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Dwayne Gratz, Washington CB Desmond Trufant and UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin this week at the Senior Bowl.

CB | Blidi Wreh-Wilson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions have met with Connecticut CBs Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Dwayne Gratz, Washington CB Desmond Trufant and UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin this week at the Senior Bowl.

CB | Dwayne Gratz | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions have met with Connecticut CBs Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Dwayne Gratz, Washington CB Desmond Trufant and UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin this week at the Senior Bowl.


Strong Safety

SS | Bernard Pollard | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, but they were required to release an estimated injury report for Super Bowl XLVI. The team listed 15 players that would not have practiced Wednesday if the team would have practiced. WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), CB Asa Jackson (hamstring), FB Vonta Leach (ankle, knee), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), SS Bernard Pollard (ribs), WR David Reed (hamstring), FS Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (hernia), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles', biceps) and OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder) were listed as having not practiced.


Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent FS Ed Reed said he will play next season.

FS | Ryan Clark | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers FS Ryan Clark (thigh) was invited to the 2013 Pro Bowl but declined the invitation because of a deep thigh bruise he suffered in Week 17.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Jim Caldwell | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Under new offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, the Baltimore Ravens have attempted a pass on 52 percent of their plays, which has been more balanced than his predecessor Cam Cameron. Under Cameron, the Ravens attempted a pass on 60 percent of their plays.

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