Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 3, 2010 @ 14:14:56 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Armanti Edwards | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Carolina Panthers rookie QB Armanti Edwards will be used as a wide receiver and on return teams, according to general manager Marty Hurney on SIRIUS NFL Radio. He added that Edwards may be used in the slot.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said he is content with the primary backup quarterback job, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane. "I'm just going to continue to get better, continue to work hard," Vick said. "That's my role here. I just want to help this team win a championship."

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Mark Sanchez (knee) is doing well in his rehab and been doing some throwing, but he hopes Sanchez will be able to participate in the team's final minicamp in June, reports Randy Lange, of NewYorkJets.com.


Running Back

RB | Anthony Alridge | Free Agent | Transaction
The Washington Redskins have released RB Anthony Alridge, RB P.J. Hill, WR Marko Mitchell, WR James Robinson and DL Anthony Montgomery, according to Redskins.com's Matt Terl.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RBs Darren McFadden and Michael Bush will compete for the team's starting running back job following the release of RB Justin Fargas in the offseason, according to CBSSports.com.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions rookie RB Jahvid Best is expected to be the team's feature running back this upcoming season, according to Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com. To start the season, Best likely will share carries with RB Maurice Morris. When RB Kevin Smith (knee) returns 100 percent from a knee injury, he's expected to split time with Best. In both cases, Best likely will get the bulk of the workload. "If you look around the league, some of the best running teams always have a tandem,'' Best said. "I'm sure I do, but most of the time it's a two-back tandem. It's a hard job for one man.''

RB | Leon Washington | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Leon Washington (leg), during an interview on SIRIUS NFL Radio, said everything is on schedule in his return from a broken leg. He has been running for over a month. If everything remains on schedule as he hopes, he will be able to take part in training camp and be ready for Week 1.

RB | LenDale White | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks RB LenDale White (groin) was limited during practice Friday, April 30, because of a groin injury, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times.


Fullback

FB | Greg Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars FB Greg Jones (ankle) and TE Zach X. Miller (foot) did not participate in practice Saturday, May 1, according to Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys rookie WR Dez Bryant (ankle) suffered a twisted left ankle Sunday, May 2, during the team's rookie minicamp practice, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com. Bryant walked gingerly to the team's bus with his left shoe off. The injury does not appear serious, as head coach Wade Phillips said Bryant was fine.

WR | Limas Sweed | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said WR Limas Sweed (Achilles') left practice Sunday, May 2, with a potentially major Achilles' tendon injury, according to SIRIUS NFL Radio.

WR | Dwayne Jarrett | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said WR Dwayne Jarrett has done everything the team has asked of him during the offseason and is working incredibly hard. He noted if offseason work is any indication, Jarrett is going to be a factor for the Panthers in 2010.

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (foot) missed practice for a second consecutive day Saturday, May 1, reports Steve Corkran, of The San Jose Mercury News. Schilens had a follow-up surgery on his previously broken left foot. Head coach Tom Cable said the team is taking the cautious route with him because "we're going to need that guy."

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy (ankle) did not practice Saturday, May 1, reports Steve Corkran, of The San Jose Mercury News. The injury is not believed to be serious.

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (hamstring) did not participate in morning practice Saturday, May 1, because of a hamstring injury, reports Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Ward's injury is not considered serious and the team is exercising caution with the injury.

WR | Dezmon Briscoe | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
The Cincinnati Bengals held WR Dezmon Briscoe (groin) out of practice Saturday, May 1, reports Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com. Briscoe said he could have practiced Saturday, but the team held him out so he will ready for the workouts with the veterans later in the month.

WR | Laveranues Coles | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets have talked with the agent for unrestricted free-agent WR Laveranues Coles (Bengals) in the last few days but no deal is imminent, a source told Manish Mehta, of The Star-Ledger.


Tight End

TE | Cornelius Ingram | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles C Jamaal Jackson (knee), TE Cornelius Ingram (knee), DE Victor Abiamiri (knee) and OG Max Jean-Gilles (stomach) did not participate in practice Saturday, May 1, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

TE | Zach X. Miller | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars FB Greg Jones (ankle) and TE Zach X. Miller (foot) did not participate in practice Saturday, May 1, according to Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Shawn Andrews | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Philadelphia Eagles OG Stacy Andrews said his brother, free-agent OT Shawn Andrews (Eagles), still wants to play in the NFL, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. However there have been no teams willing to sign him as he continues to rehab a back injury.

OT | Bruce Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Oakland Raiders have moved rookie OT Bruce Campbell to guard, reports Steve Corkran, of The San Jose Mercury News. Head coach Tom Cable said the move was done to give Campbell more experience at a new position in case of an emergency and to get him additional playing time quicker.

OT | Jordan Gross | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OT Jordan Gross (leg) said he fully expects to be ready for the start of training camp, reports Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com. Gross is not taking part in the team's rookie minicamp and may sit out workouts in June as well.


Guard

OG | Stacy Andrews | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Stacy Andrews is back to playing right guard for the team, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

OG | Max Jean-Gilles | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles C Jamaal Jackson (knee), TE Cornelius Ingram (knee), DE Victor Abiamiri (knee) and OG Max Jean-Gilles (stomach) did not participate in practice Saturday, May 1, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

OG | Shawn Murphy | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have released OG Shawn Murphy and DT Charles Alexander after each failed their physicals, according to Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Defensive Line

DL | Trevor Scott | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders CB Chris Johnson (back) and OLB Trevor Scott (trapezius) did not practice Saturday, May 1, reports Steve Corkran, of The San Jose Mercury News. Their injuries are not believed to be serious.

DL | Victor Abiamiri | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles C Jamaal Jackson (knee), TE Cornelius Ingram (knee), DE Victor Abiamiri (knee) and OG Max Jean-Gilles (stomach) did not participate in practice Saturday, May 1, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

DL | Aaron Kampman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Aaron Kampman (knee) did not participate in practice Saturday, May 1, according to Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com.

DL | Jason Pierre-Paul | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back) dealt with a back injury during morning practice Saturday, May 1, according to The Associated Press' Tom Canavan. He said the injury happens every year when he takes time off and then starts to play again.

DL | Brian Price | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Brian Price (hamstring) suffered a right hamstring injury during morning practice Saturday, May 1, reports PewterReport.com. The extent of the injury is not known at this time.


Linebacker

LB | Rolando McClain | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain (hamstring) sat out the last half of the team's minicamp practice Sunday, May 2, according to CBSSports.com. "He was a little tight. Last year, we came out of minicamp with some hamstring issues, pulls and strains. We don't seem to have near those things this year," head coach Tom Cable said.

LB | Roddrick Muckelroy | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals LB Roddrick Muckelroy (undisclosed) limped off the field during practice Saturday, May 1, but the indications are the injury is not serious, reports Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com.


Cornerback

CB | Adam Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said the team has talked with free-agent CB Adam Jones' (Cowboys) agent, but that is the extent of it, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy.

CB | Chris X. Johnson | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders CB Chris Johnson (back) and OLB Trevor Scott (trapezius) did not practice Saturday, May 1, reports Steve Corkran, of The San Jose Mercury News. Their injuries are not believed to be serious.

CB | Amari Spievey | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Amari Spievey (legs) and CB Aaron Berry (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Saturday, May 1, reports MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.

CB | Stanford Routt | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
Oakland Raiders restricted free-agent CB Stanford Routt has signed his one-year, $3.628 million tender offer, reports the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson.


Strong Safety

SS | Chris Horton | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins SS Chris Horton (toe) said he is progressing from the toe ligament injury he suffered last season but is still having trouble changing directions on the run, reports Mark Viera, of The Washington Post.


Free Safety

FS | Darren Sharper | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins are not in the mix for free-agent FS Darren Sharper (Saints) as of Monday, May 3, according to Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald.

FS | Antoine Bethea | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agents
Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian said the team is discussing a long-term contract with restricted free-agent FS Antoine Bethea, reports Mike Chappell, of The Indianapolis Star.

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