Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 10, 2010 @ 11:08:00 PDT

 



Running Back

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable indicated that Raiders may use a tandem of RB Darren McFadden and RB Michael Bush this season, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. "Each one of them has their own strength but they both show up every time we come out here. I actually think their both (No. 1s) and I think it's a great deal we got going here," Cable said.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
Lamont Smith, agent for New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent RB Pierre Thomas, said the Saints have made a long-term contract offer to Thomas but it is not close to what he is looking for, reports Brett Martel, of The Associated Press. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said the two sides are far apart in talks.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper (hamstring), OG Todd Herremans (foot), LB Stewart Bradley (calf), RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) and OT Fenuki Tupou (chest) sat out the team's practice Wednesday, June 9, reports Paul Domowitch, of the Philadelphia Daily News.

RB | Jerome Harrison | Cleveland Browns | Free Agents, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent RB Jerome Harrison will attend the team's upcoming mandatory minicamp, a source told Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Harrison has not signed his tender offer but has signed an injury waiver.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown (foot) has been told by doctors not to run this week or next week after a screw was taken out his surgically repaired foot last week, reports Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Buffalo Bills will not trade RB Marshawn Lynch unless they receive at least a fourth-round draft choice in return and no teams have been willing to meet their demands at this point, according to NFL.com's Vic Carucci.


Fullback

FB | Le'Ron McClain | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent FB Le'Ron McClain has signed his one-year $2.396 million tender offer, Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Wide Receiver

WR | Muhsin Muhammad | Free Agent | Free Agents
Unrestricted free-agent WR Muhsin Muhammad (Panthers) will announce his retirement from professional football Thursday, June 10, reports Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, June 9, reports Paul Domowitch, of the Philadelphia Daily News.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez (hamstring, knee) is currently dealing with a minor hamstring injury and should not be out of practice for long, reports NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. The hamstring injury is not related to the knee injury he suffered last season.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hamstring) did not participate in the team's offseason workout Wednesday, June 9, because he was rehabbing his hamstring, sources told ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins. His status for practice Thursday, June 10, and the team's upcoming minicamp is uncertain.

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (foot) took part in most of the individual drills and some of the team drills during practice Wednesday, June 9, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers restricted free-agent WR Vincent Jackson and OT Marcus McNeill do not plan to report for the start of training camp and possibly well beyond, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Both do not plan to sign their current tender offers and will not sign the offers if the Chargers decide to reduce them.

WR | Isaac Bruce | Retired | Transaction
St. Louis Rams WR Isaac Bruce has announced his retirement from professional football, according to NFL.com's Frank Tadych.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall (hip) participated in practice Wednesday, June 9, and worked with the first-team offense, report Omar Kelly and Mike Berardino, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


Tight End

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips said the team is looking to get TE Jason Witten more involved in the team's red zone offense this season, reports Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News. Witten only caught two touchdowns last season.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Langston Walker | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said OT Langston Walker (elbow) recently had minor surgery to remove some loose bodies in his elbow, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

OT | Shawn Andrews | Free Agent | Free Agents
Unrestricted free-agent OT Shawn Andrews (Eagles) is rehabbing from a back injury he suffered last season and is working on getting back in shape, reports Jordan Raanan, of CSNPhilly.com. Andrews will begin working out for team once he gets back in shape. His agent said Andrews has not interest in playing in the United Football League.

OT | Ed Wang | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said OT Ed Wang's (ankle) injury is not as bad as the team originally feared and hopes Wang will be able to participate in the team's final minicamp, which June 23rd, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

OT | Tra Thomas | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the San Diego Chargers have announced they have signed unrestricted free-agent OT Tra Thomas (Jaguars) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Guard

OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Free Agents
The New England Patriots have sent a letter to restricted free-agent OG Logan Mankins stating they would exercise their right to reduce his tender offer if he did not sign by June 15th, a source told Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.


Defensive Line

DL | Gerald McCoy | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said the hip injury DT Gerald McCoy (hip) suffered during practice Thursday, June 10, is nothing major, according to NFL.com's Frank Tadych.


Linebacker

LB | D'Qwell Jackson | Cleveland Browns | Free Agents
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent LB D'Qwell Jackson, LB Matt Roth and SS Abram Elam were not present for the start of the team's minicamp, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Tony Grossi.

LB | Elvis Dumervil | Denver Broncos | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos have sent a letter to restricted free-agent LB Elvis Dumervil informing him that the team is planning to reduce the tender offer if he does not sign it by June 15th, a source told The Denver Post's Mike Klis. Dumervil's current offer is $3.168 million but would go to around $630,000 if the Broncos decide to reduce the offer.

LB | Omar Gaither | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Omar Gaither (foot) was given the team's practice off Wednesday, June 9, because of the artificial surface inside the practice facility, reports Paul Domowitch, of the Philadelphia Daily News.

LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury
The Carolina Panthers will not place LB Thomas Davis (knee) on Injured Reserve at this time because there is small chance that Davis could return this season based on a second opinion by Dr. James Andrews, sources told Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer.

LB | Channing Crowder | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins LB Channing Crowder (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, June 9, reports Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Crowder had been limited during practice because the team wanted to ease him into practice because of his foot injury.


Strong Safety

SS | Abram Elam | Cleveland Browns | Free Agents
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent LB D'Qwell Jackson, LB Matt Roth and SS Abram Elam were not present for the start of the team's minicamp, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Tony Grossi.

SS | Quintin Mikell | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles SS Quintin Mikell (knee) tweaked his knee during practice Wednesday, June 9, reports ESPN.com's Matt Mosley. The injury does not sound like it is serious.


Free Safety

FS | Ken Hamlin | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens worked out unrestricted free-agent FS Ken Hamlin (Cowboys), CB Ken Lucas (Seahawks) and Walt Harris (49ers) Wednesday, June 9, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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