Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 16, 2010 @ 11:34:57 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (fingers) said Monday, Aug. 16, during a radio interview that the index and middle fingers on his throwing hand were taped at practice Sunday, Aug. 15, because he hit them on a helmet during last week's preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints, according to ESPNBoston.com. However, Brady said the injury is not serious. "It's nothing," Brady said. "It's one of those things that happens."

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer threw to WR Terrell Owens six times out of his 15 pass attempts Sunday, Aug. 15, reports Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com. Owens hauled in four of the passes for 23 yards.

QB | Luke McCown | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit
Rumblings of a quarterback controversy, though a bit premature, surfaced again for the Jacksonville Jaguars, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union. Backup QB Luke McCown tossed three touchdowns after replacing starting QB David Garrard in the team's first preseason game. McCown kept his performance in perspective, saying nobody is going to be named the starter off of one preseason game. "It's just how it is," Garrard said of the talk. "Especially when Luke has an amazing game like he did. ... You're going to have rumbles."

QB | Charlie Frye | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders QB Charlie Frye (hand) will see a hand specialist because his sore right hand has not responded well to treatment, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. He hasn't practiced since Aug. 5.

QB | Jason Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell is making some very nice throws, but also doesn't seem to have the timing down with his receivers yet, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

QB | Kyle Orton | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton hit 8-of-13 passes for 84 yards and threw touchdowns to WRs Eddie Royal and Brandon Lloyd during the team's game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Aug. 15.

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Updating a previous report, the X-rays on Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy's (thumb) hand came back negative and he was diagnosed with a sprained right thumb, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (knee) will take the field Monday, Aug. 16, and test his surgically repaired knee in a live game setting, reports Manish Mehta, of The New York Daily News. "I want to hopefully get hit," Sanchez said. "Maybe not blindsided or anything. But take a little shot here or there after a play. That's good. It'll be fun."

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford hit 8-of-11 passes for 61 yards and a short touchdown to WR Calvin Johnson Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, reports The Associated Press. Stafford said he felt real comfortable in the offense.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Byron Leftwich was only supposed to play up to 12 snaps Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Detroit Lions, reports The Associated Press. Instead, he played midway into the second quarter because head coach Mike Tomlin apparently was not happy with the team's first two series. Leftwich was 6 of 10 passing for 43 yards.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers hit his first 10 passes Saturday, Aug. 14, and finished the team's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns 12 of 13 for 159 yards with a 25-yard touchdown pass to WR Greg Jennings, reports The Associated Press.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Jake Delhomme was 6-of-7 for 66 yards and led the team on a touchdown drive during his limited playing time Saturday, Aug. 14, reports The Associated Press.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub was very effective in his two drives Saturday, Aug. 14, reports The Associated Press. He hit 5 of 6 passes for 78 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown pass to WR Andre Johnson.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart completed 6 of 7 passes for 49 yards in limited play Saturday, Aug. 14, reports The Associated Press. He was sacked twice and fumbled a ball while attempting a handoff. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team's offense disappointed him, but didn't put the blame on Leinart. "I'm not pleased with how our offense performed in general. It's not so much the quarterback. We had guys (run) the wrong routes, guys in the wrong spot. We had a protection breakdown, not a breakdown, but we got beat," Whisenhunt said.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said there was nothing new to report on the QB Brett Favre front Saturday, Aug. 14, reports The Associated Press.

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams rookie QB Sam Bradford hit 6-of-13 passes for 57 yards Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Minnesota Vikings.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young hit 5-of-6 passes for 78 yards in 13 snaps Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Seattle Seahawks, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. His one incompletion was an interception.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck hit 4-of-10 passes for 26 yards Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Tennessee Titans.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers hit 4-of-6 passes for 62 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown to Legedu Naanee, Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Chicago Bears.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will not play in the team's first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.


Running Back

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood (hip) practiced Monday, Aug. 16, according to CBSSports.com.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (undisclosed) is not on the practice field Monday, Aug. 16, according to CBSSports.com. A team spokesman said he doesn't know why McCoy is not on the field.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (Achilles') is not taking part in 11-on-11 drills in practice Monday, Aug. 16, according to CBSSports.com. The team is looking to ease Stewart back in.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) did not practice Saturday, Aug. 14, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. McFadden was working on the side and went through drills with a member of the training staff. He said he isn't ready to turn loose his hamstring yet. If they continue to play it safe, he could miss their second preseason game.

RB | Joique Bell | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
Buffalo Bills RBs Joique Bell and Chad Simpson have a better chance making the team's final roster due to injuries to RBs Fred Jackson (hand) and Marshawn Lynch (ankle), reports Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News.

RB | C.J. Spiller | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills rookie RB C.J. Spiller was expected to be a featured part of the team's offense before injuries to RBs Fred Jackson (hand) and Marshawn Lynch (ankle), reports Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News. Spiller will be cast into the spotlight now that Jackson and Lynch are out for at least the next few weeks.

RB | Stafon Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans rookie RB Stafon Johnson (ankle, leg) tweeted Sunday, Aug. 15, that he underwent surgery to repair his injured right ankle and leg injuries, reports The Associated Press. Head coach Jeff Fisher isn't ready to say Johnson is out for the year, but said it could take eight to 12 weeks for Johnson to recover. In addition to the dislocated ankle, Johnson also broke his fibula.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ankle) sounded frustrated on his Twitter account Sunday, Aug. 15. "Sucks to be hurt and not be out there with my teammates working to make the playoffs," Tate tweeted. "But what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger!!" Tate, as reported, is out indefinitely.

RB | Anthony Dixon | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon rushed for 100 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 15, reports Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com. Dixon also caught three passes for 22 yards.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said RB Ronnie Brown (foot) was used throughout the first half of the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14, because Brown needed to work, reports Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post. Brown split snaps with RB Ricky Williams during the first half.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said the team is still interested in signing unrestricted free-agent RB Brian Westbrook (Eagles), reports Ryan O'Halloran, of CSNWashington.com.

RB | Larry Johnson | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins LB Larry Johnson said he will start in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, according to CSNWashington.com's Ryan O'Halloran.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson could see some playing time in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, reports Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Jackson would not see many reps during the game if he plays.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Marshawn Lynch (ankle) is expected to miss three to four weeks because of the sprained ankle he suffered in the team's first preseason game, reports The Buffalo News' Mark Gaughan.

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (hand) will miss four to six weeks with a broken bone in his left hand, a source told Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News. His status for Week 1 is questionable because of the injury.

RB | Thomas Jones | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones (undisclosed), according to the Chiefs' broadcast crew, suffered an injury Saturday, Aug. 14, reports Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star.

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles and WR Dexter McCluster combined for 62 yards rushing on nine carries Saturday, Aug. 14, reports Kent Babb, of the Kansas City Star. Interesting things happened for the Chiefs' offense with the two of them on the field together.

RB | Mike Bell | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles RB Mike Bell (calf) suffered a slight calf strain during practice Sunday, Aug. 15, reports Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions rookie RB Jahvid Best had six carries for 29 yards Saturday, Aug. 14, in his NFL debut, reports The Associated Press. He also caught one pass for nine yards.

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton had 10 carries for 22 yards Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Arizona Cardinals, reports The Associated Press. He also had one catch for 21 yards. Slaton, however, did not correct his fumbling problems from a year ago, as he coughed up the football into the end zone, which was recovered by Arizona.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster started at tailback Saturday, Aug. 14, and had 31 yards rushing on four carries, reports The Associated Press.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells had 11 carries for a team-high 36 yards rushing Saturday, Aug. 14. He also caught two passes for eight yards and a touchdown.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers rookie RB Ryan Mathews rushed nine times for 50 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards in his NFL debut Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Chicago Bears, reports The Associated Press. "Ryan's great. He said that things slowed down for him as it went on. Obviously, he is a guy who can break tackles and he's got great speed," head coach Norv Turner said.

RB | Javon Ringer | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans backup RB Javon Ringer had seven carries for a team-high 60 yards rushing Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Seattle Seahawks.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson played just one series Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Seattle Seahawks, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. He carried five times for seven yards, including a one-yard touchdown run.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (head) said he just had his bell rung a bit during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14, reports The Associated Press. "If it was the regular season, I definitely would have tried to get back in the game," Grant said. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Grant cleared his tests on the sideline, but will be re-evaluated Sunday, Aug. 15.

RB | Lynell Hamilton | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints have waived injured RB Lynell Hamilton (knee), reports Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Hamilton will be placed on Injured Reserve if he clears waivers.


Wide Receiver

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith's (arm) injured arm looks to be almost healed, according to CBSSports.com. Smith made a leaping catch during warmup drills Monday, Aug. 16. He is still wearing shorts and no helmet, but it shouldn't be long before he's ready to fully practice.

WR | Robert Meachem | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (toe) is off the active Physically Unable to Perform list and is taking part in practice Monday, Aug. 16, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Mike Sims-Walker | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Mike Sims-Walker (shoulder) had his arm out of a sling Sunday, Aug. 15, reports Vito Stellino, of The Florida Times-Union. Sims-Walker repeated the injury is not serious, but said there is not a timetable for his return to action.

WR | Terrell Owens | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer threw to WR Terrell Owens six times out of his 15 pass attempts Sunday, Aug. 15, reports Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com. Owens hauled in four of the passes for 23 yards.

WR | Dexter McCluster | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
It is becoming clear Kansas City Chiefs rookie WR Dexter McCluster, who is officially listed as a wide receiver, will be featured at multiple positions, reports Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star.

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (foot) practiced Sunday, Aug. 15, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. He made a few catches during the day. Schilens is the team's one receiver who makes smooth, easy catches when he is healthy and feels good. However, staying healthy and on the field has been a problem for him.

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy has dropped some easy receptions, but also has made the most impressive plays amongst the receivers at times, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey is not dropping passes at the rate he did a year ago, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, but he continues to disappear for stretches at a time.

WR | Brandon Lloyd | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton hit 8-of-13 passes for 84 yards and threw touchdowns to WRs Eddie Royal and Brandon Lloyd during the team's game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Aug. 15.

WR | Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton hit 8-of-13 passes for 84 yards and threw touchdowns to WRs Eddie Royal and Brandon Lloyd during the team's game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Aug. 15.

WR | Jarett Dillard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Transaction
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jarett Dillard (undisclosed) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list and was scheduled to participate in evening practice Sunday, Aug. 15, according to Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring) suffered a strained left hamstring during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14, and sat out most of the game, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Head coach Eric Mangini said the injury does not appear to be serious.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) said the MRI he underwent revealed a sprained knee, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. Fitzgerald said he will be conservative with the knee for a few weeks.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) could return to practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, reports Ryan O'Halloran, of CSNWashington.com.

WR | Maurice Stovall | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Maurice Stovall (ankle) and CB Darrell Pasco (shoulder) were injured in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14, reports The Tampa Tribune's Anwar Richardson. Both were scheduled to be examined further Sunday, Aug. 15.

WR | Torry Holt | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Torry Holt (knee) is scheduled to undergo knee surgery this week, according to Mike Reiss, of ESPNBoston.com.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OT Alex Barron (ankle), TE Martellus Bennett (ankle), TE Scott Sicko (concussion), WR Dez Bryant (ankle), TE John Phillips (knee), FS Pat Watkins (knee), SS Michael Hamlin (concussion), LB Stephen Hodge (knee) and DE Marcus Spears (knee) did not participate in morning practice Sunday, Aug. 15, according to ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

WR | Brandon LaFell | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers wide receiver coach Tyke Tolbert views WRs Brandon LaFell, Dwayne Jarrett, Wallace Wright and Kenny Moore as candidates for the team's No. 2 wide receiver job, reports Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall dropped two passes Saturday, Aug. 14, and did not catch any during his Miami debut, reports Mike Berardino, of The South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Marshall said he thinks the rain may have got to him. "Listen, I've caught a lot of balls in three years - 300 in three years. I'm not worrying about that (the drops)," Marshall said following the game.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes will likely see more playing time than the team's other starters Monday, Aug. 16, reports Manish Mehta, of The New York Daily News.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford hit 8-of-11 passes for 61 yards and a short touchdown to WR Calvin Johnson Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, reports The Associated Press. Stafford said he felt real comfortable in the offense.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers hit his first 10 passes Saturday, Aug. 14, and finished the team's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns 12 of 13 for 159 yards with a 25-yard touchdown pass to WR Greg Jennings, reports The Associated Press.

WR | Kevin Walter | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Jacoby Jones, who is competing for a starting job, had five receptions for 39 yards Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Arizona Cardinals. Kevin Walter, who is also competing for the starting job, had one catch for 16 yards.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Jacoby Jones, who is competing for a starting job, had five receptions for 39 yards Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Arizona Cardinals. Kevin Walter, who is also competing for the starting job, had one catch for 16 yards.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson had three receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown in limited play Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Arizona Cardinals.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Mike X. Williams had a 51-yard touchdown reception Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Tennessee Titans.

WR | Legedu Naanee | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers hit 4-of-6 passes for 62 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown to Legedu Naanee, Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Chicago Bears.

WR | Devin Aromashodu | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Devin Aromashodu had four receptions for 78 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown, against the San Diego Chargers Saturday, Aug. 14.

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said WR Mario Manningham (groin) should be able to play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 16, according to Giants.com's Michael Eisen.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (undisclosed), WR Sidney Rice (hip) and CB Cedric Griffin (knee) apparently did not travel with the team for their preseason game, according to Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Michael Johnson (back), WR Steve E. Smith (groin), OG Chris Snee (knee), LB Keith Bulluck (knee), SS Kenny Phillips (knee), WR Tim X. Brown (groin), CB Corey Webster (glute) and TE Kevin Boss (hamstring, ankle) have been ruled out of the team's first preseason game Monday, Aug. 16, reports CBSSports.com.


Tight End

TE | Martellus Bennett | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett (ankle) returned for the afternoon practice session Sunday, Aug. 15, according to Jan Hubbard, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (knee) suffered a strained knee during the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 15, according to Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com. Davis said his knee should be fine.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (undisclosed), WR Sidney Rice (hip) and CB Cedric Griffin (knee) apparently did not travel with the team for their preseason game, according to Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

TE | Kevin Boss | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Michael Johnson (back), WR Steve E. Smith (groin), OG Chris Snee (knee), LB Keith Bulluck (knee), SS Kenny Phillips (knee), WR Tim X. Brown (groin), CB Corey Webster (glute) and TE Kevin Boss (hamstring, ankle) have been ruled out of the team's first preseason game Monday, Aug. 16, reports CBSSports.com.

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) said he could miss a lot of practice this week because of a sore ankle, reports CBSSports.com's Larry Holder.


Place Kicker

PK | Shayne Graham | Baltimore Ravens |
Baltimore Ravens PK Billy A. Cundiff may have taken the lead over PK Shayne Graham in the battle for the team's kicking duties on paper, reports Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun. Cundiff hit both of his extra points in the first preseason game and two of his three kickoffs were touchbacks, while Graham missed one of his two field goal attempts. Head coach John Harbaugh declined to handicap the competition, saying he thinks it is too early to tell.

PK | Kris Brown | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans PK Kris Brown hit both of his field goal attempts Saturday, Aug. 14. PK Neil Rackers hit his only field goal attempt. The two are competing for the team's kicker duties.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Marc Colombo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OT Marc Colombo (knee) will have arthroscopic knee surgery after suffering an injury in practice Sunday, Aug. 15, according to Jan Hubbard, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Colombo will likely miss at least two weeks and more likely a month.

OT | Jammal Brown | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OT Jammal Brown (hip) participated in practice Sunday, Aug. 15, according to CBSSports.com.

OT | Jared Gaither | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OT Jared Gaither (back) will miss two to three weeks because a tear in his back that has been causing his back spasms, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Guard

OG | Todd Herremans | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have activated OG Todd Herremans (foot) and C Jamaal Jackson (knee) from the Physically Unable to Perform list, reports the Philadelphia Daily News.

OG | Chris Snee | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Michael Johnson (back), WR Steve E. Smith (groin), OG Chris Snee (knee), LB Keith Bulluck (knee), SS Kenny Phillips (knee), WR Tim X. Brown (groin), CB Corey Webster (glute) and TE Kevin Boss (hamstring, ankle) have been ruled out of the team's first preseason game Monday, Aug. 16, reports CBSSports.com.


Offensive Line

OL | Vlad Ducasse | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Jets OL Matthew Slauson has a clear edge over rookie OL Vladimir Ducasse for the team's starting job at left guard, reports Manish Mehta, of The New York Daily News.

OL | Nick Kaczur | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OL Nick Kaczur (undisclosed), WR Torry Holt (undisclosed) and DB Ross Ventrone (undisclosed) were not spotted at practice Sunday, Aug. 15, reports Christopher Price, of WEEI.com.


Defensive Line

DL | Tyler Brayton | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox said DE Tyler Brayton (ankle) should probably be considered day-to-day rather than week-to-week because an ankle injury, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer.

DL | Mario Williams | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans DE Mario Williams (hip) had two sacks Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Arizona Cardinals, reports The Associated Press.

DL | Derrick Morgan | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE Derrick Morgan (calf) said he hopes to be ready to play in the team's second preseason game after missing the first preseason game due to a calf injury, according to Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.


Linebacker

LB | Jordon Dizon | Detroit Lions | Injury
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions LB Jordon Dizon (knee) is expected to miss the entire 2010 season after suffering a knee injury in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14, reports MLive.com's Tom Kowalski. Dizon told several people after the game that he would not return this season.

LB | E.J. Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings LB E.J. Henderson (leg) said he hopes to play in the team's second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 22, reports Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

LB | Keith Bulluck | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Michael Johnson (back), WR Steve E. Smith (groin), OG Chris Snee (knee), LB Keith Bulluck (knee), SS Kenny Phillips (knee), WR Tim X. Brown (groin), CB Corey Webster (glute) and TE Kevin Boss (hamstring, ankle) have been ruled out of the team's first preseason game Monday, Aug. 16, reports CBSSports.com.


Cornerback

CB | Jerome Murphy | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams WR Brandon McRae (ankle) and CB Jerome Murphy (ankle) suffered lateral ankle sprains during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14, reports Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Fantasy
The New York Jets and holdout CB Darrelle Revis remain far apart in negotiations, reports Manish Mehta, of The New York Daily News. His holdout has now reached 14 days.

CB | Chris Gamble | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers CB Chris Gamble (knee) is participating in evening practice Saturday, Aug. 14, reports CarolinaGrowl.com's Steve Reed.

CB | Cedric Griffin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (undisclosed), WR Sidney Rice (hip) and CB Cedric Griffin (knee) apparently did not travel with the team for their preseason game, according to Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

CB | Eric Wright | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns CB Eric Wright (leg) did not travel with the team for their first preseason game because of a leg injury, a source told The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Michael Johnson (back), WR Steve E. Smith (groin), OG Chris Snee (knee), LB Keith Bulluck (knee), SS Kenny Phillips (knee), WR Tim X. Brown (groin), CB Corey Webster (glute) and TE Kevin Boss (hamstring, ankle) have been ruled out of the team's first preseason game Monday, Aug. 16, reports CBSSports.com.

CB | Cortland Finnegan | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans CB Vincent Fuller (knee), CB Cortland Finnegan (groin) and LB Stanford Keglar (hamstring) are not expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.


Strong Safety

SS | Quintin Demps | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles SS Quintin Demps (knee) is expected to return to practice in the near future, reports The Associated Press.

SS | Michael Johnson | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Michael Johnson (back), WR Steve E. Smith (groin), OG Chris Snee (knee), LB Keith Bulluck (knee), SS Kenny Phillips (knee), WR Tim X. Brown (groin), CB Corey Webster (glute) and TE Kevin Boss (hamstring, ankle) have been ruled out of the team's first preseason game Monday, Aug. 16, reports CBSSports.com.


Free Safety

FS | Michael Hamlin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys SS Michael Hamlin (concussion, neck) and FS Pat Watkins (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, reports Josh Ellis, of DallasCowboys.com.

FS | Usama Young | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints FS Usama Young (groin) is dealing with a groin injury and will have the injury checked out, reports CBSSports.com's Larry Holder. Young did have a sports hernia procedure last season, which could be linked to his groin injury.

FS | Antoine Harris | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have placed FS Antoine Harris (foot) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, according to Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News.

FS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Michael Johnson (back), WR Steve E. Smith (groin), OG Chris Snee (knee), LB Keith Bulluck (knee), SS Kenny Phillips (knee), WR Tim X. Brown (groin), CB Corey Webster (glute) and TE Kevin Boss (hamstring, ankle) have been ruled out of the team's first preseason game Monday, Aug. 16, reports CBSSports.com.

FS | Vincent Fuller | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans CB Vincent Fuller (knee), CB Cortland Finnegan (groin) and LB Stanford Keglar (hamstring) are not expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.

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