Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 10, 2010 @ 12:28:02 PDT

 



Running Back

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) is not taking part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, according to CBSSports.com.

RB | Brian Leonard | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals RB Brian Leonard (foot) suffered a significant foot injury during the team's preseason opener, according to Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer. The diagnosis ranges anywhere from Leonard missing the rest of the preseason to being out for the year. Leonard's loss would be severe to the offense. He was clutch in third- and fourth-down situations last season while occasionally serving as a blocking back.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Dunta Robinson (hamstring) and RB Jerious Norwood (hip flexor) appeared to run extremely well under the supervision of the training staff Monday, Aug. 9, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (ribs) did not suffer any fractured ribs and is considered day-to-day, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) may not see much playing time during preseason games if he even sees any playing time because of his hamstring injury, according to Jeff Legwold, of The Denver Post.

RB | Correll Buckhalter | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Correll Buckhalter (back, neck) is scheduled to meet with a specialist this week to have his back and neck examined, according to Jeff Legwold, of The Denver Post.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said during his press conference Saturday, Aug. 7, that all his running backs will be utilized. When asked if there was a reason RB Ahmad Bradshaw (feet, ankle) was receiving the first carries in team drills, Coughlin responded, "No. See you guys are all hung up on that stuff. All I want are healthy bodies and depth. They'll all be utilized and as you know, there are a lot of games to play."

RB | Willie Parker | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Willie Parker is listed as the No. 4 running back on the team's unofficial depth chart, according to The Washington Post's Rick Maese and Paul Tenorio.

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini said he hopes RB Montario Hardesty (knee) will be able to return to practice at some point next week, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.


Fullback

FB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns FB Peyton Hillis (groin) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 9, and showed good size and soft hands as a receiver, reports James Walker, of ESPN.com. Hillis missed a week of practice because of a groin injury.


Wide Receiver

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (foot) is not taking part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (quadriceps) is not taking part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (head) is once again dealing with migraines, according to head coach Brad Childress, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

WR | Harry Douglas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Brian Williams (knee), WR Harry Douglas (knee) and DL Peria Jerry (knee) will not play in the team's preseason opener, according to CBSSports.com. Head coach Mike Smith said he expects all three to play in later preseason games.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have signed free-agent WR Freddie Brown (Bengals), according to CBSSports.com. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The signing could indicate WR Sidney Rice (hip) and/or WR Percy Harvin (personal) will not return anytime soon.

WR | Michael Jenkins | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Updating a previous item, Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said WR Michael Jenkins (shoulder) would not need surgery for his left shoulder injury, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Smith said, "We are going to rotate our wide receivers. (WR) Harry Douglas (knee) will be coming back. (WR) Brian Finneran and (WR) Eric Weems, they are all experienced players that will really step into his role. Again, Harry, we are bringing him along slowly and in a one-a-day mode. Brian and Eric will probably get the majority of the snaps and we'll get (WR) Kerry Meier in the game Friday (Aug. 13) night."

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree worked in the slot with the first team during the team's afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 9, reports Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com.

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants S Kenny Phillips (knee), WR Steve E. Smith (groin), WR Sinorice Moss (hamstring), TE Kevin Boss (ankle, hamstring), TE Travis Beckum (hamstring), OL Rich Seubert (hand) and OL Kevin Boothe (pectoral) missed the team's afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 9, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) has had his return to practice pushed back to next week, reports Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, citing head coach Mike Shanahan. Kelly's hamstring injury has turned out to be more serious than coaches originally thought.

WR | Mike Thomas | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard said WR Mike Thomas has performed well during training camp and believes Thomas will win the No. 2 wide receiver job if he continues to practice well, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union. "I told him during one of the periods that if he keeps making those plays I'm going to keep throwing the ball to him," Garrard said. "That's the truth. We are looking for someone to separate and really take that two spot. He's kind of doing it."

WR | Jarett Dillard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jarett Dillard (undisclosed) is expected to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list in the near future, reports Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (foot) injured his foot Saturday, Aug. 7, but is not expected to miss much time due to the injury, reports CBSSports.com.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe reported to training camp in shape at 210 pounds and has been impressive so far during practices, reports Don Banks, of SI.com.


Tight End

TE | Kevin Boss | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants S Kenny Phillips (knee), WR Steve E. Smith (groin), WR Sinorice Moss (hamstring), TE Kevin Boss (ankle, hamstring), TE Travis Beckum (hamstring), OL Rich Seubert (hand) and OL Kevin Boothe (pectoral) missed the team's afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 9, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger.

TE | Ben Patrick | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said TE Ben Patrick (knee) is progressing faster than the team first expected, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.

TE | Dominique Byrd | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals TE Dominique Byrd (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury during morning practice Monday, Aug. 9, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (undisclosed) did not participate in morning practice Monday, Aug. 9, because of an undisclosed injury, reports 1500ESPN.com's Tom Peliserro.

TE | Martellus Bennett | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
The Dallas Cowboys are hoping that TE Martellus Bennett (ankle) will be able to play in their second preseason game, according to Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News.


Place Kicker

PK | Shayne Graham | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said PKs Shayne Graham and Billy A. Cundiff likely will each get a half to do all of the kicking during preseason games, according to Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun.

PK | Josh Brown | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said PK Josh Brown (hip) is considered day-to-day because of a hip injury.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jammal Brown | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OT Jammal Brown (hip) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 9, because of hip soreness, reports Redskins.com's Gary Fitzgerald. Brown worked with athletic trainers off to the side for the third consecutive practice.

OT | Eugene Monroe | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars OT Eben Britton (calf) and OT Eugene Monroe (knee) did not participate in morning practice Monday, Aug. 9, reports Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com.

OT | Brandyn Dombrowski | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OT Brandyn Dombrowski (groin) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 9, according to The Associated Press.

OT | Alex Barron | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OT Alex Barron (ankle) was in a walking boot for precautionary reasons Monday, Aug. 9, but head coach Wade Phillips said there is a chance Barron could play in team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 12, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence E. Hill Jr.

OT | Joe Staley | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers OT Joe Staley (neck) missed most of morning practice Monday, Aug. 9, because of neck spasms, according to Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com. Staley is not expected to miss a great amount of time.

OT | Adam Goldberg | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said he believes OT Adam Goldberg (elbow) suffered a hyperextended elbow. Goldberg believes he is fine but will undergo an MRI.


Guard

OG | Stephen Peterman | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OG Stephen Peterman (knee) underwent an MRI on his right knee, according to Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. However, the injury does not appear to be serious, according to head coach Jim Schwartz. Peterman had been practicing through the injury for much of camp and was walking without a limp in the locker room following practice Monday, Aug. 9.

OG | Rich Seubert | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants S Kenny Phillips (knee), WR Steve E. Smith (groin), WR Sinorice Moss (hamstring), TE Kevin Boss (ankle, hamstring), TE Travis Beckum (hamstring), OL Rich Seubert (hand) and OL Kevin Boothe (pectoral) missed the team's afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 9, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger.


Offensive Line

OL | Ben Grubbs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OL Ben Grubbs (undisclosed) suffered an injury during practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, and his status for the team's preseason opener is unknown, according to head coach John Harbaugh, reports CBSSports.com. Harbaugh did say the injury is not considered major.


Defensive Line

DL | Mario Williams | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans DL Mario Williams (hip) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, according to CBSSports.com.

DL | Peria Jerry | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Brian Williams (knee), WR Harry Douglas (knee) and DL Peria Jerry (knee) will not play in the team's preseason opener, according to CBSSports.com. Head coach Mike Smith said he expects all three to play in later preseason games.

DL | Brian Price | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Brian Price (hamstring) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 9, with a hamstring injury, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times. General manager Mark Dominik said Price is progressing and could play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14.

DL | Derrick Morgan | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE Derrick Morgan (calf) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 9, with a calf injury, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. Morgan said he expects to miss the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14.

DL | Tyson Alualu | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said DL Tyson Alualu (calf) is expected to return to practice the near future, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union.

DL | Kris Jenkins | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said DT Kris Jenkins (knee) will be in for a few plays during the team's first preseason game, reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (back) left morning practice early Monday, Aug. 9, because of back spasms, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Head coach John Harbaugh said Ngata should be fine.


Linebacker

LB | Jason Taylor | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB Jason Taylor (groin) is taking part in individual drills during practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, according to CBSSports.com.

LB | Mike Peterson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons LB Mike Peterson (calf) has inflammation in his calf and will miss a couple of days of practice, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

LB | Tim Dobbins | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins LB Tim Dobbins (ankle) is dealing with an ankle injury, but there is no word yet on how serious the injury is, reports Jeff Darlington, of The Miami Herald. It will likely take a day or so until trainers are able to get more details about the injury.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) will miss at least two weeks because of a pulled hamstring, reports Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Matthews said it is the same area he had his last hamstring injury, so he will not rush his return.

LB | Sergio Kindle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens are expected to place LB Sergio Kindle (head) on the reserve Physically Unable to Perform list, which means he will miss at least the first six games of the season, reports ESPNews.

LB | Paul Posluszny | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills LB Paul Posluszny (groin) said he is nearly fully recovered from groin surgery but is not sure if he will play in the team's first preseason game, Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com.

LB | E.J. Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings LB E.J. Henderson (leg) has yet to suffer any setbacks and has gradually been increasing his reps in practice, but defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said they aren't sure if Henderson will play Saturday, Aug. 14, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Chip Scoggins.


Cornerback

CB | Brian Williams | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Brian Williams (knee), WR Harry Douglas (knee) and DL Peria Jerry (knee) will not play in the team's preseason opener, according to CBSSports.com. Head coach Mike Smith said he expects all three to play in later preseason games.

CB | Joe Haden | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden will likely fill in for CB Eric Wright (hamstring) if Wright misses any time with an apparent hamstring injury suffered in practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, according to The Associated Press.

CB | Dunta Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Dunta Robinson (hamstring) and RB Jerious Norwood (hip flexor) appeared to run extremely well under the supervision of the training staff Monday, Aug. 9, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

CB | Aqib Talib | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (groin) left the team's morning practice Monday, Aug. 9, with a slight groin strain, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times. Head coach Raheem Morris downplayed the severity of the injury, and the team is considering Talib day-to-day.

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Corey Webster (undisclosed) left the team's practice early Monday, Aug. 9, but the injury did not appear serious, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger.

CB | Leigh Bodden | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Leigh Bodden (knee) said he is not concerned about his knee injury, reports Shalise Manza Young, of The Boston Globe.


Strong Safety

SS | William Moore | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons S William Moore (undisclosed) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 9, and he is considered day-to-day, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Free Safety

FS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants S Kenny Phillips (knee), WR Steve E. Smith (groin), WR Sinorice Moss (hamstring), TE Kevin Boss (ankle, hamstring), TE Travis Beckum (hamstring), OL Rich Seubert (hand) and OL Kevin Boothe (pectoral) missed the team's afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 9, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger.

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