Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 17, 2010 @ 12:52:55 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Todd Collins | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, free-agent QB Todd Collins (Redskins) has turned down the Chicago Bears' contract offer, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com, according to Collins' agent. Collins rejected the deal because it did not include any guaranteed money.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (head) said he suffered no major ill effects after having a three-inch gash opened on his forehead in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 16, according to Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger. "I feel fine," Manning said, "I feel normal." The Giants confirmed Manning's self-diagnosis by saying he showed no signs of a concussion and that X-rays were negative. Twelve stitches were needed to close the gash and Manning was sent home by the medical staff. "The play was my fault," Manning said of his collision with RB Brandon Jacobs, who appeared to be ready to take a handoff. "We had a run play with an option to throw a fade that I thought I might try, but Brandon was coming right up the middle."

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez threw an interception on his first pass of the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 16, but he finished the game 13-for-17 for 119 yards with a touchdown pass and the one interception, reports The Associated Press.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Free Agent | Free Agents
Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress dismissed a report that stated the Vikings were interested in unrestricted free-agent QB Jeff Garcia (Eagles) if QB Brett Favre did not return, according to Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy (thumb) will miss a day or two of practice after suffering a sprained thumb in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14, according to Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.


Running Back

RB | Mike Bell | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles RB Mike Bell (calf) did not take part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, according to CBSSports.com.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (quadriceps) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, after missing practice Monday, Aug. 16, with a quadriceps contusion, according to CBSSports.com.

RB | Kregg Lumpkin | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB Kregg Lumpkin (hamstring) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 16, reports Jason Wilde, of ESPNMilwaukee.com. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he doesn't "have a timeframe" on when Lumpkin might return.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (concussion) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 16, reports Jason Wilde, of ESPNMilwaukee.com. Head coach Mike McCarthy hopes to have Grant back Tuesday, Aug. 17.

RB | Ladell Betts | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints have signed unrestricted free-agent RB Ladell Betts (Redskins) to a one-year deal worth $755,000, reports Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com. Betts could earn up to $1 million if he reaches certain incentives.

RB | Brian Westbrook | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Brian Westbrook's one-year deal is worth $1.25 million in base salary and could be worth as much as $2.5 million, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (hand) said he hopes to be ready for the start of the regular season after suffering a broken hand in the team's first preseason game, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to see some playing time in the team's preseason Sunday, Aug. 22, according to Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. Head coach Brad Childress said he knows how much playing time he wants Peterson to have this preseason.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
The Houston Texans will place RB Ben Tate (ankle) on Injured Reserve, which will end his 2010 season, reports HoustonTexans.com.

RB | Derrick Ward | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Derrick Ward could be on the roster bubble during training camp because he has not been a steady contributor to the team and RB Kareem Huggins has looked better during training camp, according to The Tampa Tribune's Ira Kaufman.

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee) will not participate in practice this week, but head coach Eric Mangini hopes Hardesty will be able to return next week, reports Tony Grossi, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.


Wide Receiver

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice (hip) has begun making cuts during practice but he remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Rice listed himself as day-to-day and hopes to play in a preseason game. "It would be great to play in a preseason game," Rice said. "Preseason is not all bad like everybody thinks it is. You need that rhythm, you need to get the timing right with your quarterback, pick up protections and things like that and you want to be on the same page with your teammates."

WR | Brandon Marshall | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall has struggled with dropped passes during training camp and has let his emotions get the better of him, according to Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post. Toward the end of practice Monday, Aug. 16, after Marshall dropped a short pass in the end zone, he picked up the ball and punted it over the fence. He then spent the rest of the practice standing by himself on the sideline. It was not clear whether he was ordered to the sideline or was merely brooding.

WR | Maurice Stovall | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Maurice Stovall (ankle) is not taking part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Early Doucet | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Early Doucet will be the team's No. 2 wide receiver during the absence of WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee), according to The Associated Press.

WR | Steve Breaston | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Steve Breaston will be the team's No. 1 wide receiver during the absence of WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee), according to The Associated Press.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said that while the team will take a conservative approach, he fully expects WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) to play in the team's Week 1 game, according to The Associated Press. Fitzgerald, however, has not set any timetables on his return. "I don't set timetables," Fitzgerald said. "I'm just going to do everything they ask me to do, plus some, and hopefully that's going to get me back as fast as possible."

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has tempered his optimism about WR Dez Bryant (ankle) playing in the preseason, according to Tim MacMahon, of ESPNDallas.com. The team needs to weigh the risks before putting the receiver on the field for a game that doesn't count in the standings. Bryant would like to return for the Aug. 28 game versus the Houston Texans. "I just think it'd be best for me to go out there to get some work in," Bryant said. "I just feel like I need the feel of the game. I need to get a hit or something."

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (knee) traveled with the team to Atlanta for their preseason game versus the Falcons, according to Mike Reiss, of ESPNBoston.com. Welker's status for the game remains uncertain, but he did say that his recovery remains on schedule. "It's still kind of the same, we're making strides," Welker said. "At the same time, there are good days and bad days. We're just trying to work through them."

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers have activated WR Steve Smith (arm) from the Physically Unable to Perform list, reports Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com. Head coach John Fox said he does not feel compelled to have Smith in a preaseason game and wants to get Smith ready for the start of the season.

WR | Harry Douglas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (knee) is expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 19, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) said he is frustrated that the injury to his hamstring is costing him practice time and is not sure when he will return to practice, reports Redskins.com's Matt Terl. "I don't know if words can really explain how frustrating it is," Kelly said. "Especially when you come in with high expectations of yourself and they got high expectations, it's just ... it's frustrating."

WR | Robert Meachem | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (toe) said he is scheduled to meet with doctors Wednesday, Aug. 18, to have his toe examined and is currently on a practice-to-practice basis, reports James Varney, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Meachem said he would participate in every practice if it were up to him.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring) will miss practice time because of a strained hamstring he suffered in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14, according to Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. He may be able to return to practice later in the week.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (migraines) participated in morning practice Monday, Aug. 16, reports ESPN's John Clayton. Harvin had been away for personal reasons as well as dealing with migraines.


Tight End

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said TE Owen Daniels (knee) could return for the final game of the preseason, according to Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. "Do I expect to see him (Daniels) in the preseason? It would be the last game if we're going to see him. He's right on schedule," Kubiak said.


Place Kicker

PK | Shaun Suisham | Free Agent | Transaction
The St. Louis Rams have released PK Shaun Suisham, reports StLouisRams.com.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Marc Colombo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
The Dallas Cowboys announced OT Alex Barron (ankle), WR Dez Bryant (ankle), LB Victor Butler (neck), OT Marc Colombo (knee), S Michael Hamlin (concussion), WR Jesse Holley (hamstring), TE John Phillips (knee), TE Scott Sicko (concussion), DE Marcus Spears (knee) and S Pat Watkins (knee) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 16.

OT | Alex Barron | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
The Dallas Cowboys announced OT Alex Barron (ankle), WR Dez Bryant (ankle), LB Victor Butler (neck), OT Marc Colombo (knee), S Michael Hamlin (concussion), WR Jesse Holley (hamstring), TE John Phillips (knee), TE Scott Sicko (concussion), DE Marcus Spears (knee) and S Pat Watkins (knee) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 16.

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OT Rodger Saffold (back) suffered a back injury during practice Monday, Aug. 16, reports StLouisRams.com. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Saffold will undergo an X-ray on his back before the severity of the injury is known.


Offensive Line

OL | Robert Turner | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets C Nick Mangold (head) was held out of the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 16, as a precaution after he took a blow to the head during practice last week, reports The Associated Press. C Robert Turner started at center in Mangold's place.


Defensive Line

DL | Derrick Morgan | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans CB Vincent Fuller (knee), DE William Hayes (knee), DE Derrick Morgan (calf), CB Ryan Mouton (soreness) and LB Stanford Keglar (hamstring) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 16, reports The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt.

DL | Brian Price | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Brian Price (hamstring) said he expects to play in the team's preseason Saturday, Aug. 21, reports PewterReport.com's Charlie Campbell.

DL | Peria Jerry | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said he hopes CB Dunta Robinson (hamstring), CB Brian Williams (knee) and DT Peria Jerry (knee) will be able to play in the team's third preseason game, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

DL | Tony Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans head coach said DE Derrick Morgan (calf), DT Tony Brown (knee) and LB David Thornton (shoulder) likely will not be able to play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 23, report John Glennon and Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.

DL | Kentwan Balmer | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Seattle Seahawks will trade a sixth-round draft choice to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for DL Kentwan Balmer, a source told CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco.

DL | Aaron Schobel | Retired | Transaction, Free Agents
Unrestricted free-agent DE Aaron Schobel (Bills) said he has decided to retire from professional football, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle.


Linebacker

LB | Chase Blackburn | New York Giants | Injury
Updating a previous item, New York Giants LB Chase Blackburn (knee) suffered a sprained right knee during the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 16, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

LB | Tavares Gooden | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Tavares Gooden (back) was wearing a no-contract jersey during practice Monday, Aug. 16, after being limited during the team's first preseason game with a bad back, according to BaltimoreRavens.com's Mike Duffy.

LB | Jordon Dizon | Detroit Lions | Injury, Transaction
The Detroit Lions have placed LB Jordon Dizon (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, according to MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.

LB | David Thornton | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans head coach said DE Derrick Morgan (calf), DT Tony Brown (knee) and LB David Thornton (shoulder) likely will not be able to play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 23, report John Glennon and Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.


Cornerback

CB | Ellis Hobbs | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Ellis Hobbs (illness) did not take part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, according to Jonathan Tamari, of The Philadelphia Inquirer. CB Joselio Hanson filled in for Hobbs at the corner and CB Dimitri Patterson played with the first team in nickel situations.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel (hamstring) left practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, with a hamstring injury, according to Jonathan Tamari, of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Samuel walked off under his own power. The team said he had a hamstring injury, but did not provide any more detail. Leaving the locker room, Samuel told reporters only, "I'm getting too old for this."

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (knee) could be cleared to return to practice Monday, Aug. 23, according to Brad Biggs, of NationalFootballPost.com. Harris would likely begin with light positional drills and be brought along slowly. Harris is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

CB | Cortland Finnegan | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans CB Cortland Finnegan (groin) was limited during the team's practice Monday, Aug. 16, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. Finnegan only took part in individual drills. He said he would like to play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 23, but that he is being patient.

CB | Cedric Griffin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Cedric Griffin (knee) is making progress in his rehab from reconstructive knee surgery and the team may consider taking him off the Physically Unable to Perform list so he can participate in individual drills, according to Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.

CB | Aqib Talib | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Brian Price (hamstring), CB Myron Lewis (hamstring) and CB Aqib Talib (groin) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 16, reports CBSSports.com.

CB | Dunta Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said he hopes CB Dunta Robinson (hamstring), CB Brian Williams (knee) and DT Peria Jerry (knee) will be able to play in the team's third preseason game, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

CB | Lardarius Webb | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (knee) said he does not want to play in any of the team's remaining preseason games because he wants to make sure his knee is healed before he plays in the game and he is not at that point yet, reports NationalFootballPost.com's Aaron Wilson. He hopes to be ready for the team's first regular season game.


Strong Safety

SS | Jamie Silva | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
The Indianapolis Colts have announced SS Jamie Silva (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the team's first preseason game and will miss the entire 2010 season.


Free Safety

FS | Vincent Fuller | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans CB Vincent Fuller (knee), DE William Hayes (knee), DE Derrick Morgan (calf), CB Ryan Mouton (soreness) and LB Stanford Keglar (hamstring) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 16, reports The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt.

FS | Major Wright | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears FS Major Wright (finger) will undergo surgery Tuesday, Aug. 17, to repair a fractured finger, reports the Chicago Sun-Times' Sean Jensen.

FS | Ko Simpson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Transaction
The Detroit Lions have activated FS Ko Simpson (knee) from the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to MLive.com's Tom Kowalski. Simpson is expected to participate in afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 16.

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