Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 5, 2010 @ 04:04:46 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger chatted briefly with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Pittsburgh training camp, reports Leonard Bernstein, of The Washington Post. Goodell plans to spend more time with Roethlisberger later in the day and have a more formal meeting later this month before decision whether to reduce his suspension to four games. Goodell said he has been very encouraged with what Roethlisberger has been doing and he is pleased with Roethlisberger's efforts to comply with the terms of his suspension.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (ankle) plans to visit Dr. James Andrews next week to have his ankle checked out, reports Brad Biggs, of NationalFootballPost.com. Andrews is the surgeon who worked on his repaired ankle.


Running Back

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (knee) was held out of the team's morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, but he was expected to participate in the afternoon session, reports Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com.

RB | Ladell Betts | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos made an offer to free-agent RB Ladell Betts (Redskins) Wednesday, Aug. 4, but he is looking to pursue other opportunities, reports NFL.com's Jason La Canfora.

RB | Kolby Smith | Free Agent | Transaction
The Denver Broncos have waived RB Kolby Smith, according to DenverBroncos.com.

RB | LenDale White | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Denver Broncos announced they have signed unrestricted free-agent RB LenDale White (Seahawks). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner said he would like to be more involved as a receiver because it would be a new way for the team to get the ball in his hands during games, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "We have to find creative ways to get me the football," Turner said. "We just don't want to be vanilla and hammer it away on every play. If we do something different and now and then, catch them off guard, that would be great for us."

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson (back) has been able to get through tackling drills during training camp without having problems with his back, according to Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said during a radio interview that he would at least like to talk to the team about his contract situation but understands the decision about his contract is up to the team, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

RB | Kory Sheets | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins RB Kory Sheets (Achilles') will miss the entire 2010 season because of a torn Achilles' tendon, a source told Brian Biggane, of the Palm Beach Post.

RB | Darius Reynaud | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings RB Darius Reynaud (foot) was carted off the field during practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, after suffering an apparent left foot injury, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) is not expected to return to practice until after the team's second preseason game, reports The Denver Post's Mike Klis.

RB | Correll Buckhalter | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos RB Correll Buckhalter (stinger) has been medically cleared to return to practice, but the team likely will hold him out until Monday, Aug. 9, reports The Denver Post's Mike Klis.


Fullback

FB | Justin Griffith | Houston Texans | Injury, Transaction
The Houston Texans have placed FB Justin Griffith (spine) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports HoustonTexans.com's Nick Scurfield.


Wide Receiver

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Houston Texans are close to a new contract with WR Andre Johnson that could make him the highest-paid receiver in the league, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle.

WR | Mike Furrey | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Mike Furrey (illness) sat out the team's practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, with an illness, reports Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Montrae Holland (hamstring), WR Dez Bryant (knee), S Pat Watkins (knee), LB Stephen Hodge (knee) and DL Sean Lissemore (groin) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, reports ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

WR | Terrell Owens | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Terrell Owens said he does not expect to reach the 100-reception mark that would trigger an incentive in his contract because he has only reached that goal one time in his career, reports Bengals.com.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (knee) underwent an MRI and an examination on his injured knee but nothing out of the ordinary about his knee was found, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News. Nicks could return to practice as soon as Thursday, Aug. 5.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said WR Sidney Rice (hip) is a ways away from coming off the Physically Unable to Perform list, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

WR | Matt Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals WR Matt Jones (foot) is dealing with a bruised foot and will run Wednesday, Aug. 4, to see if he will be able to practice Thursday, Aug. 5, reports Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson.

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Unrestricted free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants) is expected to be released from prison in the next two to three weeks as part of a work-release program, a source told George Willis, of the New York Post. New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team would explore the possibility of re-signing Burress when he gets out of prison.


Tight End

TE | Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) took part in all of the team's drills during the morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, reports Mlive.com's Tom Kowalski.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jammal Brown | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OT Jammal Brown (hip) was held out of the team's morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, after he experienced some soreness in his surgically repaired hip earlier this week, reports Redskins.com's Gary Fitzgerald. Brown underwent an MRI exam on the hip Tuesday, Aug. 3, and the results were positive.

OT | Jeff Otah | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OT Jeff Otah (knee) underwent a knee scope Wednesday, Aug. 4, but is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, according to CarolinaGrowl.com's Steve Reed.


Offensive Line

OL | Nick Kaczur | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Matt Slater, CB Jonathan Wilhite, SS Bret Lockett (undisclosed), RB Thomas Clayton, CB Terrence Johnson, LB Gary Guyton (knee), OT Nick Kaczur (undisclosed), DL Myron Pryor, DL Ty Warren, DT Ron Brace (undisclosed) and CB Mike Wright sat out the team's practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, reports Shalise Manza Young, of The Boston Globe.


Defensive Line

DL | Ty Warren | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Matt Slater, CB Jonathan Wilhite, SS Bret Lockett (undisclosed), RB Thomas Clayton, CB Terrence Johnson, LB Gary Guyton (knee), OT Nick Kaczur (undisclosed), DL Myron Pryor, DL Ty Warren, DT Ron Brace (undisclosed) and CB Mike Wright sat out the team's practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, reports Shalise Manza Young, of The Boston Globe.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini said DL Shaun Rogers (leg) is not close to practicing with the team, according to Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Rogers is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list and has not been able to pass a physical.


Defensive End

DE | Aaron Schobel | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets are not interested in signing unrestricted free-agent DE Aaron Schobel (Bills), a source told ESPN.com's Tim Graham.


Linebacker

LB | Elvis Dumervil | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos LB Elvis Dumervil (pectoral) suffered a torn pectoral during practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, and is expected to miss four months, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

LB | DeAndre Levy | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (back) sat out the team's morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, and he remains on a day-to-day basis, reports Mlive.com's Tom Kowalski.

LB | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Updating a previous item, Dallas Cowboys LB Anthony Spencer (Achilles') could miss the team's preseason opener Sunday, Aug. 8, with a bruised Achilles' tendon, reports ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

LB | Sergio Kindle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said LB Sergio Kindle (head) will be transferred from the hospital to a rehab facility next week, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Harbaugh said Kindle is in good spirits despite being in the hospital.

LB | Donald Butler | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (Achilles') has suffered a torn Achilles' tendon, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune's Kevin Acee.


Cornerback

CB | Dunta Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said CB Dunta Robinson (hamstring) likely will not play in the team's first preseason game because of a hamstring injury, according to CBSSports.com.

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears C Olin Kreutz (Achilles'), CB Charles Tillman (undisclosed), CB Major Wright (groin), RB Harvey Unga (hamstring), WR Juaquin Iglesias (groin), QB Mike Teel (undisclosed) and DE Barry Turner (undisclosed) are sitting out the team's night practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, reports ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson.

CB | Ron Bartell | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams CB Ron Bartell (ankle) suffered a low ankle sprain during practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, a source told Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Bartell could miss a week or two of training camp.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph (thigh) said he is not sure if he will be able to play in the team's first preseason game because of a thigh bruise, reports Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson.

CB | Patrick Robinson | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints CB Patrick Robinson (hamstring) and TE Tory Humphrey (hamstring) tweaked their hamstrings during morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, according to Bradley Handwerger, of WWL-TV.com.

CB | Tracy Porter | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints CB Tracy Porter (back) missed the final half of morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, because of back spasms, according to Bradley Handwerger, of WWL-TV.com.


Free Safety

FS | Marquand Manuel | Free Agent | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have released S Marquand Manuel and DT Leger Douzable, reports Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com.

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