Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 19, 2010 @ 12:27:54 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tim Tebow | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow (ribs) is not taking part in practice Thursday, Aug. 19, according to CBSSports.com. Tebow could be doubtful for the team's next preseason game.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Many of the Minnesota Vikings players, particularly on offense, have no respect for head coach Brad Childress, according to Jason Cole, of Yahoo! Sports. One of those players is QB Brett Favre. Favre's disdain for Childress is deep, according to multiple team sources. "Brett thinks Childress has no clue about offense," a Vikings player said. Childress' presence, not Favre's ankle injury, was one of the biggest reasons Favre was hesitating about playing again, sources said. In early July, Favre had indicated to one player that he was likely to play. However, after Childress visited Favre July 19, Favre's desire to return declined. "Brett just doesn't trust him," a player said. The heart of the conflict is Childress' perceived lack of football savvy. Some players believe that most of the offensive coaching staff is made up of yes-men. Furthermore, Childress is the type of person who doesn't take outside ideas very well. "He has his way of doing things and that's it," a player said.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is still scheduled to start the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, even though OG Kyle Kosier (knee) and OT Marc Colombo (knee) will not play, reports Gerry Fraley, of The Dallas Morning News. Head coach Wade Phillips is not planning on pulling back in the use of Romo. He added, "I feel good about the (line) group we have, and I think they'll do the job. It is an opportunity for a lot of guys to step up, and I think they will. ... We'll see about our depth, but I think we have a lot of depth on the offensive line."

QB | Charlie Frye | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders QB Charlie Frye (wrist) was scheduled to undergo a procedure on his injured wrist Wednesday, Aug. 18, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. It is not known how long Frye will miss because of the prodecure.

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini said he expects QB Colt McCoy (thumb) to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, reports Nate Ulrich, of the Akron Beacon Journal.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said QB Eli Manning (head) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

QB | Matt Gutierrez | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears have signed unrestricted free-agent QB Matt Gutierrez (Chiefs), reports Brad Biggs, of NationalFootballPost.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Running Back

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens have received some phone calls from teams interested in possibly trading for RB Willis McGahee, according to Mike Preston, of The Baltimore Sun. If McGahee were to get traded, the Ravens would probably use FB Le'Ron McClain as the backup to RB Ray Rice. The problem with McClain, however, is ball security.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, and will not play in the team's upcoming preseason game, according to Steve Corkran, of ANG Newspapers. McFadden, however, is making great progress toward a return to the practice field for the first time since Aug. 7. "He is much, much improved," Cable said, "and he is pretty close to being ready to go but, again, I am probably going to lean toward being more protective now."

RB | Mike Bell | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles RB Mike Bell (calf) took part in the team's practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, and is questionable for their preseason game Friday, Aug. 20, reports CBSSports.com.

RB | Stafon Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Transaction
Tennessee Titans RB Stafon Johnson (leg, ankle) has cleared waivers and has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt.

RB | Brian Westbrook | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye said RBs Brian Westbrook and Anthony Dixon will compete for the No. 2 running back job during the remainder of the preseason, according to CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco.

RB | Ricky Williams | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams said he would like to get a one-year extension from the team and that the team knows about his desire, reports ESPN.com's Tim Graham. "Ideally, right now, I would like to get a year extension with the Miami Dolphins, play this year and next year and then really focus on my schooling," Williams said. He is scheduled to become a free agent after this season.


Wide Receiver

WR | Torry Holt | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders could look to sign free-agent WR Torry Holt (Patriots) due to so many injuries to the receiving corps, according to Steve Corkran, of ANG Newspapers.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable dismissed the notion that WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) is battling a hamstring injury, according to Steve Corkran, of ANG Newspapers. However, he was sporting a sizable wrap that extended from below his left knee and somewhere up around the thigh region. It seemed rather apparent in practice Monday, Aug. 16, that Heyward-Bey tweaked his hamstring. Yet, Cable says Heyward-Bey's lack of activity the past two days in practice owes more to "fatigue."

WR | Buster Davis | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers WR Buster Davis (hip) returned for the team's practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, reports CBSSports.com.

WR | Brandon Jones | Free Agent | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers announced Wednesday, Aug. 18, they have released WR Brandon Jones, reports 49ers.com's Taylor Price.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (ankle) and LB Jarvis Moss (hand) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (neck) was limited to individual drills during morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, according to CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco.

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Steve E. Smith (groin) is participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com.


Tight End

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints DE Jimmy Wilkerson (knee), FB Heath Evans (knee), FS Usama Young (groin), FB Marcus Mailei (ankle), TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) and LB Stanley Arnoux (ankle) participated in afternoon practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, according to Bradley Handwerger, of WWL-TV.com.

TE | Zach X. Miller | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Zach X. Miller (foot) is scheduled to meet with a physician Thursday, Aug. 19, to determine the severity of his foot injury, report Tania Ganguli and Vito Stellino, of The Florida Times-Union. Miller started training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list but re-injured his foot when he started practicing.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow (knee) will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, and will play around 12 to 15 snaps with starters, according to Buccaneers.com.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (knee) did not participate in morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, according to CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco. Davis is considered day-to-day.

TE | Kevin Boss | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants WR Sinorice Moss (groin) and TE Kevin Boss (hamstring, ankle) are participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com.


Place Kicker

PK | Mike Nugent | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals PK Mike Nugent (groin) said he has been frustrated with the groin injury he has been battling with since the start of training camp but know he has to be patient with the injury, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Nugent played in the second preseason game but was held out of the second half because the injury was bothering him. Special teams coach Darrin Simmons said he is hopes Nugent will be able to play in the team's next preseason game.

PK | Steven Hauschka | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have signed unrestricted free-agent PK Steven Hauschka (Falcons) and CB T.J. Rushing (Colts), reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DL Jared DeVries (knee), FB Matt Clapp (undisclosed), CB Jonathan Wade (hand), CB Aaron Berry (hamstring), CB Jack Williams (knee), PK Jason Hanson (knee) and LB Vinny Ciurciu (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, reports MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Adam Snyder | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers OL Adam Snyder (concussion) sat out the team's practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, reports David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle.

OT | Marc Colombo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is still scheduled to start the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, even though OG Kyle Kosier (knee) and OT Marc Colombo (knee) will not play, reports Gerry Fraley, of The Dallas Morning News. Head coach Wade Phillips is not planning on pulling back in the use of Romo. He added, "I feel good about the (line) group we have, and I think they'll do the job. It is an opportunity for a lot of guys to step up, and I think they will. ... We'll see about our depth, but I think we have a lot of depth on the offensive line."

OT | Cornell Green | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he will wait until game time before deciding if OT Cornell Green (knee) will play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 19, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. Green was able to participate in practice this week after injuring his knee during practice last week.


Guard

OG | Kyle Kosier | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is still scheduled to start the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, even though OG Kyle Kosier (knee) and OT Marc Colombo (knee) will not play, reports Gerry Fraley, of The Dallas Morning News. Head coach Wade Phillips is not planning on pulling back in the use of Romo. He added, "I feel good about the (line) group we have, and I think they'll do the job. It is an opportunity for a lot of guys to step up, and I think they will. ... We'll see about our depth, but I think we have a lot of depth on the offensive line."

OG | Randy Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have signed unrestricted free-agent OG Randy Thomas (Redskins), according to Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Offensive Line

OL | Chris Kuper | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OL Chris Kuper (ankle) and LB D.J. Williams (undisclosed) participated in morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, according to Mike Chambers, of The Denver Post. Kuper is expected to participate in afternoon practice, while Williams will be limited to one practice a day.


Defensive Line

DL | Jamaal Anderson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said DL Jamaal Anderson (knee) will be a game-time decision for the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 19, reports CBSSports.com. DT Vance Walker could see more playing time if Anderson is unable to play.

DL | Ma'ake Kemoeatu | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (shoulder) sat out the team's practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, because of a sore shoulder, reports Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth (illness) was held out of the team's practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, after he experienced some heat-related issues Tuesday, Aug. 17, reports Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com.

DL | Lawrence Jackson | Detroit Lions | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions will trade an undisclosed 2011 draft choice to the Seattle Seahawks for DE Lawrence Jackson, reports The Associated Press.

DL | Justin Harrell | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Justin Harrell (back) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, because of a tight lower back, reports Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. It is the first time Harrell's chronically injured back has flared up since the start of training camp. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he hopes Harrell can get past this injury because he has performed well during camp and in the team's first preseason game. The team could consider releasing Harrell if he is not able to get past the back injury before the start of the season, but he is in their defensive line rotation.


Linebacker

LB | Brian Cushing | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (foot) is not taking part in practice Thursday, Aug. 19, according to CBSSports.com.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') will almost certainly miss the team's next preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, with an Achilles' injury he has battled for several years, according to Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The injury flared up Tuesday, Aug. 17. Merriman's Achilles' has troubled him "on and off for years." Merriman said it gets extremely sore and swollen and rest is the only solution. He said he is not worried about being able to maintain it during the season.

LB | Jarvis Moss | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (ankle) and LB Jarvis Moss (hand) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.

LB | Chris Kelsay | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills LB Chris Kelsay (shoulder) said he expects to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. Aug. 19, but is not sure how long he will play, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. He was held out of the first preseason game because of a shoulder injury.

LB | D.J. Williams | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OL Chris Kuper (ankle) and LB D.J. Williams (undisclosed) participated in morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, according to Mike Chambers, of The Denver Post. Kuper is expected to participate in afternoon practice, while Williams will be limited to one practice a day.

LB | DeAndre Levy | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (groin) and LB DeAndre Levy (back) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, reports MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.


Cornerback

CB | Brent Grimes | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said CB Brent Grimes (groin) will be a game-time decision for the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 19, reports CBSSports.com. If Grimes isn't unable to play, CB Chevis Jackson and CB Dominique Franks could see more playing time.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel (hamstring) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, and is questionable for their preseason game Friday, Aug. 20, reports CBSSports.com.

CB | Jerraud Powers | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts CB Jerraud Powers (foot) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 19, reports CBSSports.com.


Strong Safety

SS | Aaron Rouse | Free Agent | Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals released S Aaron Rouse Wednesday, Aug. 18, reports Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com.

SS | Marvin White | Free Agent | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have released FB Matt Clapp and SS Marvin White, according to MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.


Free Safety

FS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants S Kenny Phillips (knee) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, according to Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts S Bob Sanders (biceps) might play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 19, reports CBSSports.com.

FS | Jairus Byrd | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills FS Jairus Byrd (groin) underwent surgery to repair a groin injury and will be out indefinitely, according to The Associated Press. Head coach Chan Gailey said he is not sure if Byrd will be ready for Week 1.

FS | Ko Simpson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Ko Simpson (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, reports MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (groin) and LB DeAndre Levy (back) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, reports MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.

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