Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 24, 2010 @ 20:52:49 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan ordered QB Mark Sanchez (knee) to wear a knee brace on his surgically repaired left knee this week, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini. There is a chance he will use the brace for the remainder of the season for precautionary reasons.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins QB Donovan McNabb (ankle) has been ruled out of the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 27, reports Redskins.com's Matt Terl.

QB | Jimmy Clausen | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers QB Jimmy Clausen (toe) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com. Clausen said his toe probably will bother him throughout the season and that he will just have to deal with the pain.

QB | Jevan Snead | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed QB Jevan Snead, the team announced Tuesday, Aug. 24. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart was 4-for-6 for 28 yards during the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 23, but the Cardinals went three-and-out on each of his three series and failed to produce points for the second consecutive preseason game, reports The Associated Press.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (head) is planning to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 28, reports The Sports Network.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (nose) underwent a procedure to cauterize his nose, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Mathews was hit by a helmet Saturday, Aug. 21. Head coach Norv Turner expects Mathews to practice Wednesday, Aug. 25.

RB | Deji Karim | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim (thumb) suffered a thumb injury during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, and was scheduled to undergo an MRI on the thumb, reports Vito Stellino, of the Florida Times-Union.

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Houston Texans will try out using RB Steve Slaton as their kick returner because of the injury to WR Trindon Holliday (thumb), according to HoustonTexans.com's Nick Scurfield.

RB | Correll Buckhalter | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos RB Correll Buckhalter (back), CB Champ Bailey (undisclosed), OL Chris Kuper (ankle) and LB D.J. Williams (undisclosed) will participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to DenverBroncos.com's Gray Caldwell.

RB | LenDale White | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OT Ryan Clady (knee) and RB LenDale White (ankle) are expected to return to practice Wednesday, Aug. 25, according to DenverBroncos.com's Gray Caldwell.

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee) said he hopes to start practicing this week after sitting out all of training camp because of a bone bruise in his right knee, according to The Associated Press. Hardesty said plans to play in the team's Week 1 game.

RB | Leon Washington | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks RB Leon Washington (leg) could start in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 28, reports Eric Williams, of the Tacoma News Tribune.

RB | Ryan Moats | Free Agent | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings have waived RB Ryan Moats, the team announced Tuesday, Aug. 24.

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is second on the team's depth chart behind RB Thomas Jones, according to Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had difficulty picking up the blitz during the team's last preseason game, according to Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Peterson failed to pick up San Francisco 49ers LB Patrick Willis, which led to a sack of QB Brett Favre. Last season, Peterson sat out on third down because RB Chester Taylor was so adept at protecting the quarterback. However, Taylor left this offseason via free agency and Peterson will be relied upon to play in third-down situations.


Fullback

FB | Mike Sellers | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FB Mike Sellers (knee) has been ruled out of the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 27, reports Redskins.com's Matt Terl.


Wide Receiver

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
During an interview with GQ magazine, NFL.com analyst Michael Lombardi said Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin was the league's smartest wide receiver, reports The Dallas Morning News. Lombardi wrote, "Undrafted out of tiny Monmouth University, he improves each year because of his rare ability to concentrate. Runs crafty routes, deadly after the catch."

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said WR Percy Harvin (migraines) will need to pass a few more tests before returning to practice, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said the team is still deciding on whether WR Sidney Rice (hip) will start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list or if the team will place Rice on Injured Reserve, reports 1500ESPN.com's Tom Pelissero. Childress said it will be at least eight weeks before they would consider bringing Rice back to practice.

WR | Trindon Holliday | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans WR Trindon Holliday (thumb) likely will miss the entire season because of a torn ligament in his left thumb, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Holliday will undergo surgery Wednesday, Aug. 25.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (foot) will participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to DenverBroncos.com's Gray Caldwell.

WR | Andre Roberts | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals WR Andre Roberts (shoulder) is expected to miss a week because of a shoulder injury he suffered in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 23, reports The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FB Mike Sellers (knee) and WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) are not participating in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to CSNWashington.com's Ryan O'Halloran.

WR | Javon Walker | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have signed free-agent WR Javon Walker (Raiders), the team announced Tuesday, Aug. 24. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson (knee), OG Stephen Peterman (foot), OT Jason Fox (knee), TE Dan Gronkowski (unknown), DL Lawrence Jackson (hamstring), DL Jared DeVries (knee), S Ko Simpson (knee), WR Calvin Johnson (unknown), CB Paul Pratt (unknown), CB Aaron Berry (hamstring) and CB Jack Williams (knee) did not take part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is optimistic WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) will not only play in Week 1, but also for the team's preseason finale, according to Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. "The hardest thing with Larry is slowing him down," Whisenhunt said. "If Larry had his preference, he would be back playing next week ... I don't think there's any question in any of our minds now that he'll be ready for the first game. I think he'll be ready for the last preseason game, but obviously that's not something we're pushing to do. We'll see where he is next week."

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable is hopeful that WR Chaz Schilens (foot, knee) would not miss too much time if he has to undergo surgery on his knee, reports Steve Corkran, of The Oakland Tribune. "I'm very concerned. It's been a tough road for him. We get him through the foot thing now and something else has kind of reared up on us," Cable said. "We'll take care of it and get him back as soon as we can."


Tight End

TE | Dallas Clark | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark (leg) vows to be ready for the team's Week 1 game, according to Mike Chappell, of The Indianapolis Star. Clark suffered a left leg injury in training camp that may force him to sit out the preseason. "The good thing is it's making improvement and, worst-case scenario, I'll definitely be there for Week 1," Clark said. "That's a reassuring thing." The exact nature of Clark's injury has yet to be disclosed.


Place Kicker

PK | David Akers | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles PK David Akers (heel) and OG Nick Cole (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, report Jonathan Tamari and Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Akers should be able to kick in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 27.

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson (knee), OG Stephen Peterman (foot), OT Jason Fox (knee), TE Dan Gronkowski (unknown), DL Lawrence Jackson (hamstring), DL Jared DeVries (knee), S Ko Simpson (knee), WR Calvin Johnson (unknown), CB Paul Pratt (unknown), CB Aaron Berry (hamstring) and CB Jack Williams (knee) did not take part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to CBSSports.com.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Ryan O'Callaghan | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs OT Ryan O'Callaghan (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury during practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, reports The Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher.

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OL Bryan Bulaga (hip) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, after leaving practice Monday, Aug. 23, because of a hip flexor, reports Packers.com's Mike Spofford. Bulaga saw time with the first-team offense at left guard and the second-team offense at left tackle.

OT | Jordan Gross | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OT Jordan Gross (ankle) and SS Sherrod Martin (groin) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com.

OT | Trent Williams | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams (forearm) expects to practice fully this week and play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 27, reports Rick Maese, of The Washington Post. Williams said he injured his forearm in the first quarter Saturday, Aug. 21, but he played through the pain.

OT | Marc Colombo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OT Kyle Kosier (knee), OT Marc Colombo (knee), TE John Phillips (knee), S Gerald Sensabaugh (shoulder), LB Keith Brooking (shoulder), LB Stephen Hodge (knee) and DE Marcus Spears (knee) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 23, reports ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

OT | Alex Barron | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys TE Scott Sicko (concussion), OT Alex Barron (ankle), TE Martin Rucker (hamstring) and S Michael Hamlin (concussion) returned for the team's practice Monday, Aug. 23, reports ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

OT | Jared Gaither | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens WR Demetrius Williams (ankle), OT Jared Gaither (back), OT Oniel Cousins (concussion), OL David Hale (tailbone), OG Daniel Sanders (shoulder), and SS Marcus Paschal (quadriceps) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 23, report Don Markus and Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun.


Offensive Line

OL | Ryan Clady | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OT Ryan Clady (knee) and RB LenDale White (ankle) are expected to return to practice Wednesday, Aug. 25, according to DenverBroncos.com's Gray Caldwell.


Defensive Line

DL | Derrick Morgan | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said DE Derrick Morgan (calf) has a good chance to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 28, reports The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt.

DL | Brandon Graham | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham was working with the first-team defense during practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, and is listed as a starter on the depth chart, report Jonathan Tamari and Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

DL | Jason Pierre-Paul | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (groin) and C Shaun O'Hara (ankle) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to Vinny DiTrani, of The Bergen Record.

DL | Lawrence Jackson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson (knee), OG Stephen Peterman (foot), OT Jason Fox (knee), TE Dan Gronkowski (unknown), DL Lawrence Jackson (hamstring), DL Jared DeVries (knee), S Ko Simpson (knee), WR Calvin Johnson (unknown), CB Paul Pratt (unknown), CB Aaron Berry (hamstring) and CB Jack Williams (knee) did not take part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to CBSSports.com.

DL | Gabe Watson | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals DL Gabe Watson (shoulder) suffered a sprained right shoulder in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 23, according to Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. Watson will be evaluated Thursday, Aug. 26.

DL | Marcus Spears | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OT Kyle Kosier (knee), OT Marc Colombo (knee), TE John Phillips (knee), S Gerald Sensabaugh (shoulder), LB Keith Brooking (shoulder), LB Stephen Hodge (knee) and DE Marcus Spears (knee) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 23, reports ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.


Linebacker

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB Kregg Lumpkin (hamstring), RB Quinn Porter (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (hamstring), DE Cullen Jenkins (calf), OG Allen Barbre (back), SS Atari Bigby (ankle), CB Al Harris (knee) and RB James Starks (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, reports Mike Spofford, of Packers.com.

LB | D.J. Williams | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos RB Correll Buckhalter (back), CB Champ Bailey (undisclosed), OL Chris Kuper (ankle) and LB D.J. Williams (undisclosed) will participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to DenverBroncos.com's Gray Caldwell.

LB | Sergio Kindle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the team has not ruled LB Sergio Kindle (head) out for the season, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Kindle is expected to start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Kindle is scheduled to undergo two or three days of neurological and medical testing.

LB | Akin Ayodele | Free Agent | Transaction
The Denver Broncos have released LB Akin Ayodele, reports Mike Florio, of ProFootballTalk.com, according to a league source.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury
The Chicago Bears do not plan on resting LB Brian Urlacher (calf) and his strained left calf for the final two preseason games, according to Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune. "If he's healthy and ready to go, we will play him," head coach Lovie Smith said. "Guys don't want to take off. They want to get better every day. So if he's healthy, he'll practice and play." Urlacher sat out practice Monday, Aug. 23, but walked around without issue.

LB | Keith Brooking | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OT Kyle Kosier (knee), OT Marc Colombo (knee), TE John Phillips (knee), S Gerald Sensabaugh (shoulder), LB Keith Brooking (shoulder), LB Stephen Hodge (knee) and DE Marcus Spears (knee) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 23, reports ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.


Cornerback

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB Kregg Lumpkin (hamstring), RB Quinn Porter (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (hamstring), DE Cullen Jenkins (calf), OG Allen Barbre (back), SS Atari Bigby (ankle), CB Al Harris (knee) and RB James Starks (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, reports Mike Spofford, of Packers.com.

CB | Tracy Porter | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints CB Tracy Porter (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, because of a sore knee, reports James Varney, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He hopes to be able to play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 27. He does not believe his injury will keep him out a long period of time.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos RB Correll Buckhalter (back), CB Champ Bailey (undisclosed), OL Chris Kuper (ankle) and LB D.J. Williams (undisclosed) will participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to DenverBroncos.com's Gray Caldwell.

CB | Aaron Ross | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Aaron Ross (foot) went to Charlotte to receive a second opinion on his plantar fasciitis, according to Vinny DiTrani, of The Bergen Record. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Ross' injury has not gotten better.

CB | Jerraud Powers | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts CB Jerraud Powers (foot) could miss the final two preseason games due to soreness in his surgically repaired left foot, according to Mike Chappell, of The Indianapolis Star.


Strong Safety

SS | Atari Bigby | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB Kregg Lumpkin (hamstring), RB Quinn Porter (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (hamstring), DE Cullen Jenkins (calf), OG Allen Barbre (back), SS Atari Bigby (ankle), CB Al Harris (knee) and RB James Starks (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, reports Mike Spofford, of Packers.com.

SS | Gerald Sensabaugh | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OT Kyle Kosier (knee), OT Marc Colombo (knee), TE John Phillips (knee), S Gerald Sensabaugh (shoulder), LB Keith Brooking (shoulder), LB Stephen Hodge (knee) and DE Marcus Spears (knee) missed the team's practice Monday, Aug. 23, reports ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.


Free Safety

FS | Ko Simpson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson (knee), OG Stephen Peterman (foot), OT Jason Fox (knee), TE Dan Gronkowski (unknown), DL Lawrence Jackson (hamstring), DL Jared DeVries (knee), S Ko Simpson (knee), WR Calvin Johnson (unknown), CB Paul Pratt (unknown), CB Aaron Berry (hamstring) and CB Jack Williams (knee) did not take part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24, according to CBSSports.com.

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