Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 31, 2010 @ 13:38:43 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jason Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (wrist) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 2, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Head coach Tom Cable, however, left open the possibility that Campbell could play in the game. "Don't know that yet," Cable said. "And it has nothing to do with injuries, it has to do with what we're going to do with our team."

QB | Jim Sorgi | New York Giants | Injury
The New York Giants placed QB Jim Sorgi (shoulder) on Injured Reserve, the team announced Tuesday, Aug. 31.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman (thumb) had the soft cast removed from his fractured right thumb in anticipation of returning to practice next week, according to Ira Kaufman, of The Tampa Tribune. Head coach Raheem Morris is optimistic Freeman will be ready for Week 1.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart said he believes he has outperformed QB Derek Anderson during training camp, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez will not play in the team's final preseason game, reports Bart Hubbach, of the New York Post.


Running Back

RB | Derrick Ward | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released RB Derrick Ward, reports Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said RB Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) will try to participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, reports Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (ankle) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, according to CBSSports.com.

RB | Justin Forsett | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RBs Justin Forsett, Leon Washington and Julius Jones remain in competition for the team's starting running back job, according to CBSSports.com. Head coach Pete Carroll is not concerned that there remains no clear-cut favorite at this point. "I'm not really worried about that. I want them to be hungry," Carroll said.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (hamstring) said he might try to take part in the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, reports Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

RB | Toby Gerhart | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings could decide to split carries between RB Toby Gerhart and RB Albert Young as the team's No. 2 running back this season, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. Head coach Brad Childress said, "I think it'll be by week and who we're facing and what exactly we need out of a second running back. If you remember last year, there were numbers of games where we didn't have a third running back up, and from time to time, that'll happen when we need maybe another tight end up or need another rush guy."

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton (toe) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 30, while wearing a walking boot, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Slaton is expected to be ready for Week 1.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) will not play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 2, reports The Sports Network.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (ankle) was limited to 11 games last season because of an ankle injury, but Turner said his downfall last season was about more than an injury, reports Jason Cole, of Yahoo! Sports. Turner said, "We made the playoffs and then I played in the Pro Bowl and all that was cool. Then I got home and I was just beat up. I needed to just rest, and I just went into a cave and didn't come out." Turner added, "I thought I'd just rest, but I was off too long, I got sloppy with my eating, the whole thing. By the time I got to training camp, I wasn't in good shape at all. It wasn't so much the weight, but my body fat was up. All of camp, I'm trying to catch up. I'm trying to get in football shape while I'm trying to lose weight, and I was just never right." Turner has shown this offseason that he is not looking to repeat last year's mistakes. Teammates and coaches have seen Turner nearly every day working out on a treadmill or elliptical.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said RB Marshawn Lynch (ankle) should be able to play in the team's final preseason game, reports Tim Graham, of ESPN.com. It appears Lynch is on track to be ready for the start of the regular season.

RB | Justin Fargas | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Denver Broncos have announced they have released RB Justin Fargas.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Transaction
The Houston Texans have placed RB Ben Tate (ankle) and WR Trindon Holliday (thumb) on Injured Reserve, ending their 2010 season, according to HoustonTexans.com's Nick Scurfield.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush (thumb) is not participating in the team's walkthrough Monday, Aug. 30, reports Steve Corkran, of the Oakland Tribune.

RB | Maurice Clarett | UFL | Transaction, Free Agents
The UFL's Omaha Nighthawks have signed unrestricted free-agent RB Maurice Clarett (Broncos), according to Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins will place WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports CSNWashington.com's Ryan O'Halloran.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (back) is not taking part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Sinorice Moss | New York Giants | Injury
The New York Giants placed WR Sinorice Moss (hernia) on Injured Reserve, the team announced Tuesday, Aug. 31. Moss underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia.

WR | Lance Long | Free Agent | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs have released WR Lance Long, the team announced Tuesday, Aug. 31.

WR | Antonio Bryant | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Antonio Bryant's (Bengals) career could be in jeopardy because of recurring knee problems that date to the 2009 season, according to two league sources, reports Jason Cole, of Yahoo! Sports. "He barely practiced in training camp and now this happens," said a league source with knowledge of Bryant's knee problems. "The guy can't stay healthy at this point. He gets to the point that he's feeling good, then it swells on him again. When that keeps happening, that's a very strong indication that there are structural problems."

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (forearm) took part in the team's practice Monday, Aug. 30, and he remains positive he will be ready for Week 1, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer. It is extremely unlikely he will play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Sept. 2.

WR | Justin Gage | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Gage (thumb) returned for the team's practice Monday, Aug. 30, reports The Associated Press.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (neck) said his neck was stiff while warming up for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 28, and head coach Mike Singletary decided to hold him out, reports Matt Barrows, of The Sacramento Bee. Singletary said he expects Crabtree to practice this week, but his status for the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 2, is still not known.

WR | Andre' Davis | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans WR Andre' Davis (hip, tailbone) recently got a second opinion on his injured hip and tailbone, and head coach Gary Kubiak said he is "still up in the air," reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Kubiak added, "We've been told by some (doctors) that he could possibly make it back in a certain period of time. Other guys don't feel that way. We're trying to weigh all the information, talk to André. When we cut to our final 53, we'll have to take all that into consideration."

WR | Pierre Garcon | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Pierre Garcon said he is willing to play wherever the team asks him to this play this season, reports Phil Richards, of The Indianapolis Star. "It's up to the coaches, whoever they want, whatever package they want. When you have a lot of good guys like we do, it makes everybody better and it takes the pressure off each guy. It doesn't matter where we play. Everybody can move everywhere," Garcon said.

WR | Ramses Barden | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants WR Ramses Barden (back), TE Travis Beckum (neck), RB Danny Ware (concussion), SS Michael Johnson (back), DL Chris Canty (groin) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (groin) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 30, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com.

WR | Trindon Holliday | Houston Texans | Injury, Transaction
The Houston Texans have placed RB Ben Tate (ankle) and WR Trindon Holliday (thumb) on Injured Reserve, ending their 2010 season, according to HoustonTexans.com's Nick Scurfield.

WR | Maurice Purify | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The NFL has suspended Cincinnati Bengals WR Maurice Purify for one game for violating the league's personal conduct policy, reports ESPN.com's James Walker.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (ankle) has been cleared to practice, reports DallasCowboys.com's Rob Phillips. Head coach Wade Phillips said the team wants to see how Bryant's ankle reacts to practice before deciding if he will play in the final preseason game.

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (knee), DT Desmond Bryant (elbow), CB Joey Thomas (concussion), DE Alex Daniels (groin) and DE Jay Richardson (groin) are not participating in the team's walkthrough Monday, Aug. 30, reports Steve Corkran, of the Oakland Tribune.


Tight End

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (knee) took part in the team's practice Monday, Aug. 30, but head coach Gary Kubiak said he would not play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 2, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Kubiak said, "He took about 15 plays in practice, got to push ground a little bit, looked good. That's a first step. (He'll) probably take a few more each day, but you won't see him on Thursday night. But he looks good."

TE | Ben Patrick | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals TE Ben Patrick (knee) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 30, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.


Place Kicker

PK | Kris Brown | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans PK Kris Brown (foot) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 30, while wearing a walking boot, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Brown would be back on the practice field Tuesday, Aug. 31.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OL Bryan Bulaga (hip), DE Jarius Wynn (concussion) and OT Chad Clifton (knee) returned for the team's practice Monday, Aug. 30, reports Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Clifton took just two snaps in the team portion of practice.

OT | Kareem McKenzie | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT Kareem McKenzie (migraines), CB Aaron Ross (foot), C Shaun O'Hara (ankle, Achilles'), LB Gerris Wilkinson (groin), LB Adrian Tracy (elbow), OL Kevin Boothe (pectoral) and QB Jim Sorgi (shoulder) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 30, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com.

OT | Ryan O'Callaghan | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali (undisclosed), OG Darryl Harris (leg), CB Maurice Leggett (head, neck), OT Ryan O'Callaghan (leg) and LB Cameron Sheffield (head, neck) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 30, according to Josh Looney, of KCChiefs.com.


Guard

OG | Anthony Herrera | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Updating a previous item, Minnesota Vikings C John Sullivan (calf) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 30, and his chances of starting the team's Week 1 game at center are getting slimmer, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. Head coach Brad Childress and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell acknowledged they could move OL Anthony Herrera more permanently to center and start OL Chris DeGeare at right guard. OL Jon Cooper started the team's first two preseason games at center and worked there Saturday, Aug. 28. C Ryan Cook has also worked at center during training camp, but he is a long shot to start there.


Defensive Line

DL | D'Anthony Smith | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed DT D'Anthony Smith (Achilles') and C John Estes (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve, ending their 2010 season, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

DL | Terrence Cody | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DT Terrence Cody (knee) underwent surgery last week to repair the meniscus in his knee and will miss two weeks, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun. He is considered questionable for Week 1.

DL | Justin Harrell | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Justin Harrell (back) practiced Monday, Aug. 30, reports Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Head coach Mike McCarthy thinks the end of two-a-days will help Harrell's back.

DL | Kyle Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DT Kyle Williams (undisclosed) did not dress for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 28, because of precautionary reasons, reports BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown. Head coach Chan Gailey said, "He had a little injury and we thought it was smarter not to play him in that ball game, let him fully recover and play this week." Williams is expected to start the team's preseason game Thursday, Sept. 2.

DL | Kendrick Clancy | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have re-signed unrestricted free-agent DT Kendrick Clancy, reports Howard Balzer, of The Sports Xchange and KFNS Radio. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Chris Canty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants WR Ramses Barden (back), TE Travis Beckum (neck), RB Danny Ware (concussion), SS Michael Johnson (back), DL Chris Canty (groin) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (groin) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 30, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com.

DL | Jason Pierre-Paul | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants WR Ramses Barden (back), TE Travis Beckum (neck), RB Danny Ware (concussion), SS Michael Johnson (back), DL Chris Canty (groin) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (groin) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 30, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com.

DL | Marcus Spears | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Keith Brooking (shoulder), DE Marcus Spears (knee) and SS Gerald Sensabaugh (shoulder) have been cleared to practice, reports DallasCowboys.com's Rob Phillips. It is not known if they will play in the final preseason game.

DL | Jay Richardson | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (knee), DT Desmond Bryant (elbow), CB Joey Thomas (concussion), DE Alex Daniels (groin) and DE Jay Richardson (groin) are not participating in the team's walkthrough Monday, Aug. 30, reports Steve Corkran, of the Oakland Tribune.


Linebacker

LB | LeRoy Hill | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
Seattle Seahawks LB LeRoy Hill recently agreed to a salary reduction from $6 million to $2.125 million for this upcoming season as part of a deal wiping out the remaining years of his current contract, reports Mike Sando, of ESPN.com, according to a source. Hill's new deal lets him earn back $300,000 in incentives. He also gets a $60,000 roster bonus. In May 2009, Hill had signed a six-year, $36 million contract featuring a $2 million bonus and base salaries of $5 million and $6 million in the first two years.

LB | Brendon Ayanbadejo | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens have placed LB Brendon Ayanbadejo (leg) on the reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, the team announced Tuesday, Aug. 31.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman's (Achilles') status for the team's preseason finale has not yet been determined, according to head coach Norv Turner, reports CBSSports.com.

LB | Danny Clark | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB Danny Clark (knee) is listed as day-to-day and his status for the team's preseason finale remains uncertain, according to CBSSports.com.

LB | David Thornton | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DT Tony Brown (knee) and LB David Thornton (shoulder) remain on the physically unable to perform list, but head coach Jeff Fisher said both still have a chance to play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 2, reports The Associated Press.

LB | Xavier Adibi | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans RB Xavier Adibi (groin) returned for the team's practice Monday, Aug. 30, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Head coach Gary Kubiak said, "He took the whole practice and looked good moving around, so hopefully we keep going. That'd be a big plus if he's at 100 percent by the end of the week." Kubiak added that Adibi will definitely play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 2.

LB | Rashad Jeanty | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Transaction
Correcting a previous report, the Cincinnati Bengals terminated the contract of LB Rashad Jeanty (leg) after a failed physical, reports Howard Balzer, of The Sports Xchange and KFSN Radio.

LB | DeAndre Levy | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (groin) and LB DeAndre Levy (groin) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 30, reports MLive.com's Tom Kowalski. It is not known when they will return to practice.

LB | Jonathan Vilma | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said LB Jonathan Vilma's (groin) groin injury is not considered serious but he will get a second opinion on his injury, reports James Varney, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Loomis said he expects Vilma will be ready for Week 1.

LB | Tamba Hali | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali (undisclosed), OG Darryl Harris (leg), CB Maurice Leggett (head, neck), OT Ryan O'Callaghan (leg) and LB Cameron Sheffield (head, neck) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 30, according to Josh Looney, of KCChiefs.com.

LB | Rocky Boiman | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions have signed unrestricted free-agent LB Rocky Boiman (Steelers), reports John Niyo, of The Detroit News. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

LB | Keith Brooking | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Keith Brooking (shoulder), DE Marcus Spears (knee) and SS Gerald Sensabaugh (shoulder) have been cleared to practice, reports DallasCowboys.com's Rob Phillips. It is not known if they will play in the final preseason game.

LB | Channing Crowder | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins LB Channing Crowder (undisclosed), OG Nate Garner (foot), CB Will D. Allen (knee) and TE Joey Haynos (foot) were not participating in practice Monday, Aug. 30, reports Brian Biggane, of the Palm Beach Post.


Cornerback

CB | Jack Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury, Transaction
The Detroit Lions have placed CB Jack Williams (knee) on the reserve Physically Unable to Perform list, according to Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. Williams will miss at least the first six games of the season.

CB | Cortland Finnegan | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans CB Cortland Finnegan (groin, hip flexor) returned for the team's practice Monday, Aug. 30, reports The Associated Press. He is hoping to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Sept. 2.


Strong Safety

SS | Michael Johnson | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants WR Ramses Barden (back), TE Travis Beckum (neck), RB Danny Ware (concussion), SS Michael Johnson (back), DL Chris Canty (groin) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (groin) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 30, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com.

SS | Gerald Sensabaugh | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Keith Brooking (shoulder), DE Marcus Spears (knee) and SS Gerald Sensabaugh (shoulder) have been cleared to practice, reports DallasCowboys.com's Rob Phillips. It is not known if they will play in the final preseason game.

SS | Brandon Meriweather | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) is participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 30, reports Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald. Meriweather suffered a knee injury during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 26.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (groin) and CB Jonathan Wade (finger) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, reports the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett.

FS | Brodney Pool | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets FS Brodney Pool (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 30, because of an ankle injury, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini. The severity of the injury is not known and his availability for Week 1 could be in question.

FS | C.C. Brown | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS C.C. Brown (forearm), FS Ko Simpson (knee) and CB Jack Williams (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 30, reports MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.

FS | Ko Simpson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS C.C. Brown (forearm), FS Ko Simpson (knee) and CB Jack Williams (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 30, reports MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.

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