Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 11, 2010 @ 12:53:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has displayed a strong, precise arm during training camp practices, according to CBSSports.com. Stafford's improved arm strength creates passing windows in places that did not exist a year ago. He has the trust of his receivers and is authoritative under center.

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis said he watched film of QB Matt Cassel last season and identified flaws as well as potential weaknesses that the two could work on during training camp, reports Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star. Head coach Todd Haley said he has seen progress from Cassel during practices.


Running Back

RB | Lynell Hamilton | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints RB Lynell Hamilton (knee) is believed to have suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during practice Wednesday, Aug. 11, reports Adam Schefter, of ESPN.

RB | Justin Fargas | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents
The Denver Broncos have signed free-agent RB Justin Fargas (Raiders), according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (ribs) was limited during the team's afternoon practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said it was too early to determine if it will affect Wells' status for the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 14.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) will not play in the team's first preseason game because of a sore hamstring, according to The Associated Press.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) was not able to finish practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, because of tightness in his groin, according to CSNWashington.com's Ryan O'Halloran.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Ben Tate has shown he is talented but needs to catch up because of the offseason workouts he missed due to a hamstring injury, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. "He's every bit the talent that we drafted," Kubiak said. "He's learning to be a pro. He has to catch up because he missed a lot time because he missed OTAs. He needs to know to get his motor going when he leaves out of the locker room and not 30 minutes into practice. He's working and he's giving us what he's got. He could help this team if he continues to grow up."


Wide Receiver

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants TE Kevin Boss (ankle, hamstring), TE Travis Beckum (groin), TE Scott Chandler (hip flexor), WR Steve E. Smith (groin), WR Sinorice Moss (groin), OG Rich Seubert (hand) and OT Kevin Boothe (pectoral) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (calf) sat out his fourth consecutive practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports CBSSports.com.

WR | Buster Davis | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers WR Buster Davis (foot) returned for the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports CBSSports.com.

WR | Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (undisclosed) is sitting out the team's evening practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports CBSSports.com. There has been no update on his injury status.

WR | Early Doucet | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals WR Early Doucet (abdomen) was limited during the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Montrae Holland (hamstring), OT Alex Barron (ankle, finger), TE Martellus Bennett (ankle), TE Scott Sicko (concussion), WR Dez Bryant (ankle), TE John Phillips (knee), S Pat Watkins (knee), CB Cletis Gordon (neck) and DE Marcus Spears (knee) sat out the team's evening practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com.

WR | James Hardy | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR James Hardy (undisclosed) appeared to get nicked up at the end of the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, but head coach Chan Gailey said it did not look like anything significant, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com.

WR | Marcus Easley | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR Marcus Easley (undisclosed) was on the sidelines Tuesday, Aug. 10, after seeking a second opinion on his injury, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. Head coach Chan Gailey confirmed Easley would be out for a while, but he did not yet know if the injury would end Easley's season.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (quadriceps), WR Paul Hubbard (hamstring), FB Luke Lawton (concussion), QB Charlie Frye (wrist) and QB Bruce Gradkowski (groin) will not play in the team's first preseason game, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (foot) will not play in the team's first preseason game because of a foot injury, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

WR | Mario Urrutia | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced they have released WR Mario Urrutia.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said X-rays done on WR Demaryius Thomas' (foot) injured foot were negative but he will not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports CBSSports.com.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) and OT Jammal Brown (hip) will not play in the team's first preseason game, according to CSNWashington.com's Ryan O'Halloran.

WR | James Jones | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy indicated WR James Jones has a slight edge over WR Jordy Nelson for the team's No. 3 wide receiver job, reports Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

WR | Jordy Nelson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy indicated WR James Jones has a slight edge over WR Jordy Nelson for the team's No. 3 wide receiver job, reports Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (groin) said he will participate in the team's evening practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports Sean Jensen, of the Chicago Sun-Times.

WR | Harry Douglas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said the team is confident WR Harry Douglas (knee) and CB Brian Williams (knee) will be ready for the start of the regular season, reports ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas.


Tight End

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) returned for the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports CBSSports.com.

TE | Kevin Boss | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants TE Kevin Boss (ankle, hamstring), TE Travis Beckum (groin), TE Scott Chandler (hip flexor), WR Steve E. Smith (groin), WR Sinorice Moss (groin), OG Rich Seubert (hand) and OT Kevin Boothe (pectoral) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

TE | Ben Patrick | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals TE Ben Patrick (knee), TE Dominique Byrd (hamstring), DT Keilen Dykes (undisclosed), LB O'Brien Schofield (knee) and LB Gerald Hayes (back) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.

TE | Martellus Bennett | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Montrae Holland (hamstring), OT Alex Barron (ankle, finger), TE Martellus Bennett (ankle), TE Scott Sicko (concussion), WR Dez Bryant (ankle), TE John Phillips (knee), S Pat Watkins (knee), CB Cletis Gordon (neck) and DE Marcus Spears (knee) sat out the team's evening practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com.

TE | Martin Rucker | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced they have claimed free-agent TE Martin Rucker (Eagles) off waivers.


Place Kicker

PK | Shayne Graham | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens PKs Shayne Graham and Billy A. Cundiff will alternate field goal attempts during the team's first preseason game, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (illness) left the team's practice early Tuesday, Aug. 10, with an illness, reports CBSSports.com.

OT | Alex Barron | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Montrae Holland (hamstring), OT Alex Barron (ankle, finger), TE Martellus Bennett (ankle), TE Scott Sicko (concussion), WR Dez Bryant (ankle), TE John Phillips (knee), S Pat Watkins (knee), CB Cletis Gordon (neck) and DE Marcus Spears (knee) sat out the team's evening practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com.

OT | Jammal Brown | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) and OT Jammal Brown (hip) will not play in the team's first preseason game, according to CSNWashington.com's Ryan O'Halloran.

OT | Jared Gaither | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OT Jared Gaither (back), CB Chris Carr (hamstring) and CB Fabian Washington (knee) may not play in the team's first preseason game, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Guard

OG | Kris Dielman | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OG Kris Dielman (neck) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, and is day-to-day, reports CBSSports.com.

OG | Rich Seubert | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants TE Kevin Boss (ankle, hamstring), TE Travis Beckum (groin), TE Scott Chandler (hip flexor), WR Steve E. Smith (groin), WR Sinorice Moss (groin), OG Rich Seubert (hand) and OT Kevin Boothe (pectoral) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.


Offensive Line

OL | Ryan Clady | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said he hopes OT Ryan Clady (knee) will be ready for Week 1, but he can't guarantee that Clady will be ready for the game, reports CBSSports.com.


Defensive Line

DL | Mario Williams | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans DL Mario Williams (groin) took part in individual workouts and two team periods in practice Wednesday, Aug. 11, according to CBSSports.com. Head coach Gary Kubiak expects Williams to play roughly 12 snaps in the team's preseason opener. "His work (rate) picked up," Kubiak said. "We hope he doesn't have any setbacks."

DL | Raheem Brock | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agents
Free-agent DL Raheem Brock (Colts) will meet with the Houston Texans Wednesday, Aug. 11, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com, according to Brock's agent.

DL | Marcus Spears | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Montrae Holland (hamstring), OT Alex Barron (ankle, finger), TE Martellus Bennett (ankle), TE Scott Sicko (concussion), WR Dez Bryant (ankle), TE John Phillips (knee), S Pat Watkins (knee), CB Cletis Gordon (neck) and DE Marcus Spears (knee) sat out the team's evening practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com.

DL | William Hayes | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE William Hayes (knee), CB Vincent Fuller (knee) and CB Alterraun Verner (ankle) were injured during practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, according to The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. Hayes and Fuller were not able to return to practice, but Verner did return to practice.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (back) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, and said he intends to play in the team's first preseason game, according to Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun.

DL | Peria Jerry | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said DT Peria Jerry (knee) is on schedule to be ready for the start of the regular season, reports ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas. Jerry has been limited during practice, but the team is working him into full participation slowly. Smith said the team is hoping Jerry can play near the end of the preseason.


Linebacker

LB | Derrick Brooks | Retired | Free Agents
Free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) will announce his retirement from the National Football League Thursday, Aug. 12, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday, Aug. 11.

LB | Marcus Washington | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB Marcus Washington (Redskins) had a workout with the Green Bay Packers Tuesday, Aug. 10.

LB | D'Qwell Jackson | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns LB D'Qwell Jackson (undisclosed) left the team's evening practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, with a potentially serious injury, reports The Associated Press. Jackson walked off the field and favored his right side as he tried to open a door to the locker room.

LB | Aaron Curry | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB Aaron Curry (concussion) returned for the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports The Associated Press. He was supposed to take part in both practices, but head coach Pete Carroll limited him to just one practice.

LB | LeRoy Hill | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB LeRoy Hill (leg) suffered a leg injury during practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times.

LB | Jason Worilds | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jason Worilds (hamstring) has aggravated an earlier hamstring injury and is not participating in practice, according to CBSSports.com.

LB | Scott Shanle | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Scott Shanle (knee) and CB Patrick Robinson (hamstring) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports Bradley Handwerger, of WWL-TV.com. Both missed practice last week because of injury.

LB | Rey Maualuga | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals LB Rey Maualuga (hamstring) has been cleared to return to practice, reports The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy. Maualuga sat out last week because of a hamstring injury.


Cornerback

CB | Domonique Foxworth | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Domonique Foxworth (knee) is recovering after having surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to Aaron Wilson, of the Caroll County Times. Foxworth announced on his Twitter account that Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure Tuesday, Aug. 10. "My knee is killin me," Foxworth wrote following the surgery. "And almost everytime I eat a lil bit and take pain meds I throw-up." Foxworth is expected to make a complete recovery from the surgery by next season.

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Corey Webster (gluteal) was limited during the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, with a strained glute, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

CB | Alterraun Verner | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE William Hayes (knee), CB Vincent Fuller (knee) and CB Alterraun Verner (ankle) were injured during practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, according to The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. Hayes and Fuller were not able to return to practice, but Verner did return to practice.

CB | Patrick Robinson | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Scott Shanle (knee) and CB Patrick Robinson (hamstring) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports Bradley Handwerger, of WWL-TV.com. Both missed practice last week because of injury.

CB | Chris Carr | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OT Jared Gaither (back), CB Chris Carr (hamstring) and CB Fabian Washington (knee) may not play in the team's first preseason game, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

CB | Joe Haden | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden may start the team's first preseason game if CB Eric Wright (leg) is unable to play, according to ESPN.com's James Walker.

CB | Brian Williams | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said the team is confident WR Harry Douglas (knee) and CB Brian Williams (knee) will be ready for the start of the regular season, reports ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas.


Free Safety

FS | Danieal Manning | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears S Danieal Manning (hamstring) and LB Nick Roach (knee) returned for the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, reports CBSSports.com.

FS | Darren Sharper | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints FS Darren Sharper (knee) said he is not sure when he will be able to return to practice but believes he will play in some of the team's preseason games, reports Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. There is a possibility that Sharper stays on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of the season.

FS | Chris Crocker | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals FS Chris Crocker (ankle) said his injured ankle is feeling better, reports The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy.

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