Fantasy football player injury news

by KFFL Staff on September 11, 2009 @ 11:24:07 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Kyle Orton | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton (finger) worked with the first-team offense during practice Friday, Sept. 11. He will start in the team's Week 1 game barring a setback.

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News, Fantasy
Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel (knee) is participating in practice Friday, Sept. 11.

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger (finger) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 10, but he threw the ball well and is expected to start the team's Week 1 game.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 10, and he is expected to start Week 1.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 10.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Rick Alonzo, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre said he is not on the same page yet with WR Bernard Berrian (hamstring) because Berrian has missed time with an injury, but Favre understands that injuries are a part of football. "You can't make excuses; you've got to get it done. So we're way behind. He's not. I would say I'm way behind on where I need to be with him," Favre said.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

QB | Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (illness) participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.


Running Back

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Frank Schwab, of the Colorado Springs Gazette, reports Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) said his knee has felt good this week and is improving. He is not sure if he will wear a knee brace in Week 1.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (Achilles') fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 1.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (knee) is participating in practice Friday, Sept. 11.

RB | Sammy Morris | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots RB Sammy Morris (finger), DL Myron Pryor (calf), CB Shawn Springs (knee) and CB Terrence Wheatley (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 10, and their statuses for Week 1 are unknown.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 10. He is wearing a brace on his knee and it appears like he will not play in Week 1.

RB | Jerome Harrison | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB Jerome Harrison (knee), LB David Bowens (knee) and CB Eric Wright (knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 10. All three players are expected to play in the team's Week 1 game.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 10. He is expected to play in the team's Week 1 game.

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Injury News
New York Jets QB Kellen Clemens (elbow), RB Shonn Greene (ribs), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) and WR Wallace Wright (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 10.

RB | Samkon Gado | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Samkon Gado (ribs) said he will be able to play in the team's Week 1 game. He was wearing extra padding to protect his ribs during practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News, Fantasy
Continuing an ongoing storyline, Michael C. Wright, of The Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (shin) took part in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9, which helped ease concerns about his bruised shin. Head coach Jack Del Rio said Jones-Drew's status for Week 1 has never been in question. "I know it's been talked about, and we're glad to have him clearly in the picture," Del Rio said.


Fullback

FB | Leonard Weaver | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles C Nick Cole (knee), OT King Dunlap (elbow), LB Moise Fokou (shoulder), DE Darren Howard (groin), OT Winston Justice (shoulder), CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle), DT Mike Patterson (ankle), FB Leonard Weaver (knee) and LB Tracy White (ribs) practiced Thursday, Sept. 10, and should play in the team's Week 1 game.

FB | Deon Anderson | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys FB Deon Anderson (knee) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 10.

FB | Mike Karney | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times, reports St. Louis Rams RB Samkon Gado (ribs), FB Mike Karney (ankle) and DE Leonard Little (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.


Wide Receiver

WR | Michael Clayton | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton (hamstring) is listed as probable for the team's Week 1 game.

WR | Antonio Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Bryant (knee) is listed as probable for the team's Week 1 game.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings WR Bernard Berrian (hamstring) is participating at the start of practice Friday, Sept. 11.

WR | Chris Henry | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chris Henry (thigh) said he will be able to play in the team's Week 1 game.

WR | Nate Washington | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, David Climer and Gary Estwick, of The Tennessean, report Tennessee Titans WR Nate Washington (hamstring) said his hamstring felt great during the team's Week 1 game. He only caught one pass for eight yards in the game.

WR | Kevin Walter | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating previous items, Drew Dougherty, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Houston Texans WR Kevin Walter (hamstring) worked with head athletic trainer Geoff Kaplan Thursday, Sept. 10. There is still a chance Walter will be able to play Week 1. Head coach Gary Kubiak said, "Kevin is a player that can play well without practicing. I think it's going to be really close, whether or not he'll be ready to go. We'll probably work him out before the game. He knows what we're doing. He's a sharp guy. So we'll have to make a smart decision with him."

WR | Jabar Gaffney | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Denver Broncos WR Jabar Gaffney (thumb) practiced Thursday, Sept. 10, but he is wearing a non-contact jersey. Head coach Josh McDaniels appears to think Gaffney will play Week 1.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 10, and his status for Week 1 is unknown.

WR | Steve Breaston | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Steve Breaston (knee) and S Matt Ware (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 10, and will play in the team's Week 1 game.

WR | Dennis Northcutt | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Dennis Northcutt (thumb), CB Phillip Buchanon (neck) and DE Jason Hunter (ribs) are expected to play in the team's Week 1 game. All three players were limited during the team's practice Thursday, Sept. 10.

WR | Kevin Curtis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Kevin Curtis (knee) practiced Thursday, Sept. 10, and he should play in the team's Week 1 game.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Updating previous item, Seahawks.com reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (hamstring), SS C.J. Wallace (ribs), DE Derek Walker (hamstring) and CB Travis Fisher (hamstring) sat out the team's practice Thursday, Sept. 10.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 10. He will be able to play in the team's Week 1 game.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Sports 620 KTAR reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, Sept. 10, and said if the team's game were today, he would play.

WR | Mark Clayton | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mark Clayton (hamstring) is not participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 10. The Buccaneers may be holding Clayton out as a precaution.

WR | Brandon Jones | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Jones (shoulder) and LB Ahmad Brooks (knee) are the only players who will miss the team's Week 1 game, according to head coach Mike Singletary.

WR | Terrell Owens | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills WR Terrell Owens said he is not a fan of the no-huddle offense but is willing to play in the system. Owens said the no-huddle has been tiring him out since returning from injury.

WR | Marcus Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Marcus Smith (knee) underwent surgery to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament Tuesday, Sept. 8. He hopes to be ready for the start of next season.


Tight End

TE | Zach X. Miller | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Michael C. Wright, of The Florida Union-Tribune, reports Jacksonville Jaguars TE Zach X. Miller (knee) has been ruled out for the team's Week 1 game.

TE | Jim Kleinsasser | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) is participating at the start of practice Friday, Sept. 11.

TE | Derek Fine | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills TE Derek Fine (hamstring) and CB Drayton Florence (knee) are not participating in practice Friday, Sept. 11.

TE | Bo Scaife | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, David Climer and Gary Estwick, of The Tennessean, report Tennessee Titans TE Bo Scaife (knee) believed the hit he received from Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison that injured his knee was a cheap shot because he dove at Scaife's leg. Scaife said his knee injury is not too bad.

TE | Benjamin Watson | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots SS Bret Lockett (chest) and TE Benjamin Watson (hamstring) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 10.

TE | L.J. Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE L.J. Smith (hamstring) missed the team's practice Thursday, Sept. 10, and he will miss the Week 1 game. Smith worked out on the side and ran on his own.

TE | Chris Baker | New England Patriots | Injury News
Christopher L. Gasper, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Matt Slater (arm), WR Julian Edelman, CB Terrence Wheatley, OL Richard Ohrnberger, OG Dan Connolly, TE Chris Baker and DL Myron Pryor were not spotted during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.


Place Kicker

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Free Agency News
Brad Biggs, of the National Football Report, reports the Detroit Lions may have to sign a free agent kicker if they do not believe PK Jason Hanson (knee) is able to handle field goal and kickoff duties.

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