Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 29, 2013 @ 08:21:56 PDT



QB | Kevin Kolb | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb had more repetitions under center than rookie QB EJ Manuel, but not considerably more, the first day of camp Sunday, July 28.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, free-agent QB Donovan McNabb is officially retiring Monday, July 29, as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. It was not disclosed how he will retire as an Eagle, but it is presumed he will sign a one-day contract in order to call it a career. McNabb originally told media in May that he would retire in September.

QB | Russell Wilson | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is determined to improve upon his rookie season, and his work ethic, in the classroom and studying at home, continues to impress his teammates. "He knows this is his team," FS Earl Thomas said. "He's taken control back there. Even if you've played 10 years, eight years, he'll still get on you to tell you this is where you need to be to make this offense work. And you have to respect a guy like that."

Running Back

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (hamstring) missed practice on Sunday, July 28, and coach Rob Chudzinski said Hardesty is listed as day-to-day.

RB | Chris Ivory | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) missed another day of practice with a sore hamstring Sunday, July 28. Jets coach Rex Ryan said he wants Ivory near 100 percent before he'll put him on the field.

RB | Kendall Hunter | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') reportedly looked very quick while working on a side field Sunday, July 28. However, he has yet to return to practice, cutting and changing direction.

Wide Receiver

WR | Brandon Marshall | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall is sitting out of practice Monday, July 29.

WR | Riley Cooper | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper is the front runner for the No. 2 wide receiver position. It is his job to lose.

WR | Jonathan Baldwin | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin is running as the team's No. 2 receiver in camp. WR Donnie Avery has had issues with dropped passes and is working with the second unit.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (undisclosed) suffered an unspecified injury during practice Sunday, July 28 and had to leave. No further details were available about Ford's status.

WR | Doug Baldwin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Transaction, , Fantasy
Several teams reportedly inquired about Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin once WR Percy Harvin (hip) signed during the offseason, but general manager John Schneider did not entertain those overtures, wanting as much depth as possible.

WR | Stephen Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Stephen Williams has been turning heads during the early going in training camp, and is a big target who could potentially help out if WR Percy Harvin (hip) is sidelined. "He's been very intriguing these first four days (of camp)," head coach Pete Carroll said Sunday, July 28. "He gives you another big-guy presence, and I've always liked having guys like that. I kind of have a good eye for guys like that, and we're always looking at guys with different dimensions. So we're excited about him."

WR | Golden Tate | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said WR Golden Tate is in pretty much every package the team runs, and they will use him not just deep, but in the shallow, tempo-based passing game, across the middle. "We're using him in everything," Carroll said.

WR | Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice is healthy heading into training camp for the first time in a while, and he is ready to step up in the event WR Percy Harvin (hip) is sidelined. "He's the strongest he's ever been," head coach Pete Carroll said. "He's really built himself up, he's gained 10 pounds and he feels really good about it."

WR | Marvin McNutt | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins learned Sunday, July 28, that WR Armon Binns (knee) is out for the season, and WR Rishard Matthews (undisclosed) will be sidelined several weeks with an undisclosed ailment. The two were considered the favorites for the No. 4 and 5 receiver jobs. With those two on the shelf, WRs Chad Bumphis, Jasper Collins, Jeff Fuller, Marvin McNutt, Andrell Smith, Kenny Stafford and Brian Tyms all find themselves competing for a bigger piece of the pie in training camp and the preseason. Matthews could still end up being the team's No. 4 receiver unless he is forced to start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

WR | Ricardo Lockette | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Ricardo Lockette (hip) left practice Sunday, July 28, due to a right hip injury, although he was able to return.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hip) will return to practice Sunday, July 28.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (groin) has tightness in his groin.

WR | Vincent Jackson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson has frequently lined up in the slot in practice. He could be a fixture there in the 2-minute offense.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Indianapolis Colts | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey lined up with the first-team offense during practice Sunday, July 28. WR T.Y. Hilton may be used as the No. 3 receiver.

WR | T.Y. Hilton | Indianapolis Colts | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey lined up with the first-team offense during practice Sunday, July 28. WR T.Y. Hilton may be used as the No. 3 receiver.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson said he will be the team's punt returner this season and is looking forward to handling the role. "I'm very excited about that," Jackson said. "Able to go out there once again, help the offense get in great field position and things like that. Something I'm looking forward to."

Tight End

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has been lining up as a wide receiver during the early part of training camp, although he didn't see much work there Sunday, July 28. "I'm willing to step up and do whatever they ask me to do," Davis said. "They've been having me work with the wide receivers, line up with the wide receivers, pretty much all over the place."

TE | Dennis Pitta | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Updating an earlier report, Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) underwent surgery to repair a fractured and dislocated hip. Head coach John Harbaugh said he expects Pitta would be able to play in 2014.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens have signed free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Patriots) to a one-year deal.

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said TE Tony Gonzalez will not play in the team's first preseason game because he is dealing with a previously scheduled family situation. Smith said the team expects Gonzalez to play in the final two preseason games. Smith said the team knew about Gonzalez's situation before he re-signed.


OG | Todd Herremans | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles OG Todd Herremans (knee) tweaked his right knee Sunday, July 28, but the injury is not considered serious.

Defensive Line

DL | Stansly Maponga | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DE Stansly Maponga (foot) has been cleared for full contact.

DL | Mario Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams (foot) was held out of the Bills' first training camp practice Sunday, July 28, after complaining of a sore foot. Coach Doug Marrone provided few details regarding the nature of the injury and would not say which foot Williams had hurt or how and when it happened. "Mario reported to our athletic training staff that he had a sore foot," Marrone said. "So what we wanted to do was hold him out of practice and let our medical staff evaluate him."

DL | Drew Nowak | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars OG Drew Nowak was back at practice Sunday, July 28, a day after totaling his car while driving to the team hotel. Nowak, a second-year player who missed all of last season with a foot injury, crashed his 2001 Mercedes-Benz a couple of miles from EverBank Field. Another driver ran a red light, smashed into the passenger's side of Nowak's car and plowed him onto a curb. Both drivers were uninjured. Nowak sustained a minor cut on his right elbow, but it didn't prevent him from practicing.


LB | Dane Fletcher | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots LB Dane Fletcher (knee), who missed all last season with a knee injury, is on the field and in workouts. "I don't think he's had any physical limitations to what we've done," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said.

LB | Aldon Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith (shoulder) said last year's shoulder injury, which required offseason surgery, played a big role in him going the final six games (including the postseason) without a sack. "I'm not a man of excuses, but being hurt doesn't make anything easy," Smith said Sunday, July 28.

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