Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 26, 2013 @ 09:35:57 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez is working exclusively with the first-team offense, but rookie QB Geno Smith looks sharp with the second team.

QB | Cam Newton | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Tolbert said he notices a change in QB Cam Newton from last season and described him as more vocal.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will need two to three weeks to return to "football shape," and he'll be limited to 7-on-7 drills initially. "Even though he's cleared, I've got to see it on the football field," Shanahan said. "It just doesn't happen like that. If you're dealing with trainers, you're dealing with doctors, they can tell you when that knee's ready to go, but they can't tell you when he's ready to play." Shanahan sees no reason why Griffin should play in preseason games.

QB | Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Atlanta Falcons and QB Matt Ryan have agreed on a five-year contract extension that is worth $103.75 million. The deal includes $59 million guaranteed, and he'll earn $63 million in the first three years. The annual average value of the deal is $20.75 million.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Free Agents, Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said the situation involving free agent TE Aaron Hernandez has not been a distraction for him. "Zero distraction," Brady said.


Running Back

RB | Chris Ivory | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (undisclosed) is on the stationary bike Friday, July 26. It's unknown what his ailment is.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
The Houston Texans placed RB Arian Foster (calf) on the Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 25, according to a league source. Foster can come off the PUP list at any point during training camp.

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (shin) said he feels way quicker this season now that he's playing at 225 pounds and not using padding around his ribs. He played nine games with fractured ribs last year. He also trusts that his shin will heal in time for the season.

RB | Mike Goodson | New York Jets | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Jets placed RB Mike Goodson on the Reserve/Did Not Report list Thursday, July 25, and put RB Joe McKnight (ankle, leg) on the Non-Football Injury list.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers have placed RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

RB | Giovani Bernard | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden indicated RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Giovani Bernard could evenly split carries this season. The team likes Bernard's ability to catch passes out of the backfield.

RB | Ronnie Hillman | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox praised RB Ronnie Hillman, saying he has a pro body and is even more capable as a full time running back.


Wide Receiver

WR | A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (knee) said his MRI found no structural damage to his left knee.

WR | Kevin Ogletree | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kevin Ogletree (ankle) went down in practice Friday, July 26, and appeared to injure his left ankle while catching a pass across the middle. However, he jumped back up after a few seconds.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (foot) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

WR | Percy Harvin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin (hip) could miss the entire 2013 season if the second opinion on his injured hip is the same as the initial opinion. The doctor who initially examined Harvin recommended surgery.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot) could miss the entire preseason, and possibly more, because of his foot injury.

WR | Braylon Edwards | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets WR Braylon Edwards said he is looking to win a starting job during training camp. "My job is to go out there and do what they need me to do. Go out there and practice and play to start. That's why I came here, I didn't come as a role or I'm going to help, I came to start," Edwards said.

WR | DeVier Posey | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR DeVier Posey (Achilles') will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list as he continues recovering from February surgery on his torn Achilles' tendon.

WR | Ryan Swope | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
The Arizona Cardinals placed rookie WR Ryan Swope (concussion) on the Reserve/Retired list because of ongoing concussion issues.

WR | Josh Gordon | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (leg) suffered a cramp in his lower left leg when trying to make a catch in camp Thursday, July 25. He was seen kneeling on the sideline, stretching out.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The San Francisco 49ers have placed WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester said he is motivated by some people who think he has lost a step.

WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he would not make a projection on how many receptions WR Randall Cobb will have this season but indicated Cobb will be given the chance to have a bigger role on offense this season. "He'll be given opportunities, there's no question about that. But yes, I think he definitely has a lot more growth in front of him. And it's exciting, for how productive he's been as a young player," McCarthy said.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin is not going to let his contract become an issue, and is ready to prove what he is worth on the field. Maclin said he is aware of some of the other contracts players are signing.

WR | Dwayne Harris | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dwayne Harris chased animals in the offseason to help lose weight. Harris lost eight or nine pounds. "I'd just go out, man, and look for stuff to run after," Harris said. "All kinds of stuff. Rabbits. Cats. Everything. Especially when I was back at home with my mom (in Stone Mountain, Ga.). We live in the woods, so there was a lot of stuff running out there."

WR | Jacoby Jones | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Jacoby Jones is the favorite to win the battle for the No. 2 wide receiver job in training camp as he competes with WRs Tandon Doss and Deonte Thompson.

WR | Tavarres King | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Tavarres King is standing out in practice Thursday, July 25. King is showing great burst after making the catch.


Tight End

TE | Delanie Walker | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (knee) said he hopes to play in the last one or two preseason games but would like to practice before that point. Walker is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list after undergoing knee surgery.

TE | Lance Kendricks | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams TE Lance Kendricks (knee) is expected to miss two preseason games and up to three weeks before returning to the practice field.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said the situation involving free agent TE Aaron Hernandez has not been a distraction for him. "Zero distraction," Brady said.


Place Kicker

PK | Adam Yates | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Fantasy
The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed WR Cole McKenzie and signed PK Adam Yates Thursday, July 25. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team cut S Chris Banjo and TE Kyler Reed.


Defensive Line

DL | John Abraham | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals DE John Abraham signed a two-year deal expected to be worth around $6 million.

DL | Sedrick Ellis | Retired | Fantasy
Chicago Bears DT Sedrick Ellis did not report to the team's training camp and has advised the team that he plans to retire.


Linebacker

LB | Desmond Bishop | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings LB Desmond Bishop is likely to start at outside linebacker in 2013. Head coach Leslie Frazier said the team likes his blitzing skills from that position.


Cornerback

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) was fully cleared to take part in practice Thursday, July 25. Kirkpatrick is expected to challenge for a starting job this year.

CB | Lardarius Webb | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (knee) is on track for the start of the regular season and has a chance to play in the preseason.

CB | D.J. Hayden | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Fantasy
The Oakland Raiders signed CB D.J. Hayden Thursday, July 25. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

CB | Darrelle Revis | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis (knee) did not wear a brace on his knee, and took part in just under half of the team's drills during practice. "I've been looking forward to this since I've been here, so it's been awesome to be out there with my teammates," Revis said at a news conference after practice. "To be out there with the coaches and just do what I love doing, playing football."

CB | Dunta Robinson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs CB Dunta Robinson promised a playoff appearance when the team reported to training camp, and praised head coach Andy Reid. "Andy's brought that winning mentality to this football team," Robinson said.


Strong Safety

SS | Roman Harper | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints S Kenny Vaccaro is filling in for S Roman Harper (hernia) in 7-on-7 drills Friday, July 26.


Free Safety

FS | Kenny Vaccaro | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints S Kenny Vaccaro is filling in for S Roman Harper (hernia) in 7-on-7 drills Friday, July 26.

FS | Ed Reed | Houston Texans | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Texans placed FS Ed Reed (hip) on the Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 25.

FS | Jairus Byrd | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills FS Jairus Byrd will not report to training camp this weekend. Byrd has not signed his Franchise Tag, and is technically not under contract with the team. There has been no progress between the two sides in reaching an agreement.

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