Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 18, 2010 @ 12:13:55 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings have scheduled a press conference for 12:40 p.m. ET Wednesday, Aug. 18, following their morning practice, presumably to announce QB Brett Favre's return, reports NFL.com.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said QB Ben Roethlisberger will see playing time in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, according to Bart Hubbach, of the New York Post.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin would not say if QB Eli Manning (head) will be available to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, reports the New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano. Manning is scheduled to undergo more tests.

QB | Josh McCown | UFL | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears are not interested in unrestricted free-agent QB Josh McCown (Panthers) is an option for their backup quarterback position, a source told ESPNChicago.com.


Running Back

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs believes he was too fat last season, which led to him having a drop in production, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger. Jacobs said, "I had fat last year, over 9 percent. This year, I'm under six."

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said RB Jamaal Charles' role in the offense has yet to be determined, reports Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star. "Jamaal is a developing player," Haley said Monday. "Jamaal is a player that, last year at times in that development, had good days, bad days and in-between days like a lot of other guys. That is part of the development, and that is part of becoming a dependable player on a daily basis." Haley said Charles has performed well during training camp.

RB | Ladell Betts | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Ladell Betts are expected to be used in short-yardage and goal line situations this season, reports Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RBs Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush likely will share a bulk of the carries this season, reports ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RBs Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush likely will share a bulk of the carries this season, reports ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating an ongoing story, Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant (concussion) was still not practicing Tuesday, Aug. 17, but head coach Mike McCarthy hopes Grant will be able to return for the team's night practice, reports the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Kareem Copeland.

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FB Matt Clapp (undisclosed), DE Jared DeVries (knee), RB Kevin Smith (knee), TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) and WR Tim Toone (undisclosed) did not participate in morning practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, according to The Detroit News' Chris McCosky. Smith and Pettigrew are expected to participate in afternoon practice.

RB | Samkon Gado | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans have signed unrestricted free-agent RB Samkon Gado (Rams), reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Stafon Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Transaction
The Tennessee Titans have waived injured RB Stafon Johnson (ankle, leg), reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. He will be placed on Injured Reserve if he clears waivers.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
The Dallas Cowboys announced OT Alex Barron (ankle), WR Dez Bryant (ankle), OT Marc Colombo (knee), S Michael Hamlin (concussion), WR Jesse Holley (hamstring), TE John Phillips (knee), TE Scott Sicko (concussion) and DE Marcus Spears (knee) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 17.

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

WR | Ramses Barden | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants WR Ramses Barden (back) is dealing with lower back issues and is still being evaluated by doctors, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos WRs Eric Decker (ankle) and WR Demaryius Thomas (foot) did some work on the side during morning practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Greg Camarillo | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said WR Greg Camarillo (groin) is making progress from his groin injury, reports Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald.


Tight End

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap has had a strong training camp, highlighted by several nice catches Tuesday, Aug. 17, reports The Baltimore Sun's Mike Preston. One key for Heap this year will be the development of the Ravens tackles. If they are able to handle defenders in one-on-one situations, it'll free Heap from having to stay in to block and allow him to be more involved in the passing game.

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez said the odds of him returning after the 2010 season are roughly "50-50" and could hinge on whether Atlanta wins a Super Bowl or not, reports FOXSports.com's Alex Marvez. "That's the only thing driving me right now," said Gonzalez. "It's not numbers. It's not milestones. It's not money. It's not glory. It's not going out trying to be famous and all that stuff. It's one thing." Gonzalez has also bulked up this year in an effort to improve his blocking, and offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey has made some tweaks to the offense in order to get Gonzalez running more routes in open space.

TE | Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (back) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) missed the team's morning practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, but both returned for the team's afternoon practice, reports the Detroit Free Press' Carlos Monarrez and Dave Birkett. Head coach Jim Schwartz said he will continue to monitor their injuries before he decides if they will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21.


Place Kicker

PK | Ryan Longwell | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen, OG Steve Hutchinson and PK Ryan Longwell are believed to have traveled to Hattiesburg, Miss., to convince QB Brett Favre to play for the team his season, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Sources confirmed the three players were not with the team Tuesday, Aug. 17.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Oniel Cousins | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens OT Oniel Cousins (head) was carted off the field during the morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, suffering from a headache that might have been from a collision in practice, reports The Baltimore Sun's Jamison Hensley. Cousins will be checked for a concussion, but one team official said Cousins might have been suffering from exhaustion after missing most of the offseason workouts and the first eight days of camp because of a procedure to remove a cyst from his esophagus. OT Tony Moll replaced Cousins at right tackle.

OT | Marc Colombo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
The Dallas Cowboys announced OT Alex Barron (ankle), WR Dez Bryant (ankle), OT Marc Colombo (knee), S Michael Hamlin (concussion), WR Jesse Holley (hamstring), TE John Phillips (knee), TE Scott Sicko (concussion) and DE Marcus Spears (knee) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 17.

OT | Andre Smith | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andre Smith (foot) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, according to Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

OT | Ray Willis | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks OT Ray Willis (knee) will miss the start of the regular season because of arthroscopic knee surgery, reports Eric Williams, of the Tacoma News Tribune. Head coach Pete Carroll said the surgery will not end Willis' season.

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OT Rodger Saffold (back) participated in morning practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, according to ESPN.com's Mike Sando.


Guard

OG | Carl Nicks | New Orleans Saints | Depth Chart Tidbit
The New Orleans Saints demoted OL Carl Nicks to the second-team offense Wednesday, Aug. 18, to try to light a fire under him, reports Jeff Duncan, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Nicks was not happy with the demotion.

OG | Floyd Womack | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OG Floyd Womack (knee) will miss the rest of the preseason because of a knee injury, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. He should be ready for the start of the regular season, according to a source.

OG | John Jerry | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OG John Jerry (knee) was not able to finish morning practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, because of a knee injury, reports Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald. Head coach Tony Sparano said he has some concerns about Jerry's knee.

OG | Nate Garner | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OG Nate Garner (foot) underwent surgery on his foot and will be out at least eight weeks, a source told Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald. Garner had surgery on the foot during the offseason.


Defensive Line

DL | Marcus Spears | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
The Dallas Cowboys announced OT Alex Barron (ankle), WR Dez Bryant (ankle), OT Marc Colombo (knee), S Michael Hamlin (concussion), WR Jesse Holley (hamstring), TE John Phillips (knee), TE Scott Sicko (concussion) and DE Marcus Spears (knee) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 17.

DL | Justin Harrell | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DT Justin Harrell (back) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, with what head coach Mike McCarthy described as a tight lower back, reports Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. It was the first time this training camp Harrell's chronically injured back has acted up.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DL Albert Haynesworth (illness) left practice early Tuesday, Aug. 17, because of an illness, according to The Associated Press.


Linebacker

LB | DeAndre Levy | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (back) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) missed the team's morning practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, but both returned for the team's afternoon practice, reports the Detroit Free Press' Carlos Monarrez and Dave Birkett. Head coach Jim Schwartz said he will continue to monitor their injuries before he decides if they will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21.

LB | Gerald Hayes | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said LB Gerald Hayes (back) said he is making progress in his rehab from back surgery but is not sure if Hayes will be ready for the start of the regular season, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu (hamstring) said he hopes to be able to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, according to The Tacoma New Tribune's Eric Williams.


Cornerback

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers said he has not been told when CB Al Harris (knee) will be able to participate in practice but is curious to see how he does during practice, reports Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Capers said he is not sure Harris would be ready for Week 1 if he had only three weeks to practice but would not dismiss the possibility.


Strong Safety

SS | Jamie Silva | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts announced they have waived/injured SS Jamie Silva (knee) and S Donye McCleskey (undisclosed).

SS | Pat Watkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys S Pat Watkins (knee) took part in some individual drills during practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, reports Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (groin) missed both of the team's practices Tuesday, Aug. 17, report Carlos Monarrez and Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. Head coach Jim Schwartz said he will continue to monitor Delmas' injury before he decides if he will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21.

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