Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 7, 2010 @ 15:45:36 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jonathan Crompton | Free Agent | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers have released QB Jonathan Crompton from their practice squad.

QB | Dennis Dixon | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dennis Dixon will be given the chance to hold the starting job for the first four games if he plays well, according to head coach Mike Tomlin, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Scott Brown. "Injuries are a part of the game," Tomlin said. "They are unfortunate but they also provide opportunities for others. What others do with those opportunities often time determine what happens going forward. I acknowledge that."

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman (thumb), recovering from a fractured right thumb, will not wear a glove or any sort of supporting device for Week 1, according to CBSSports.com. "It feels fine without anything," Freeman said.

QB | Nate Davis | Free Agent | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers waived QB Nate Davis, according to Daniel Brown, of the San Jose Mercury News.

QB | Troy Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent QB Troy Smith (Ravens), according to Daniel Brown, of the San Jose Mercury News. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Smith will serve as the No. 3 quarterback.

QB | J.T. O'Sullivan | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have signed unrestricted free-agent QB J.T. O'Sullivan (Bengals) to a one-year deal, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Financial terms were not disclosed.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (ankle) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 6, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Donovan McNabb (ankle) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 6, reports ESPN.com. McNabb had been sitting out since injuring his ankle two weeks ago.


Running Back

RB | C.J. Spiller | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller will be named the team's starter when they resume practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, reports NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

RB | Brian Leonard | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Brian Leonard (foot) is listed as the team's starting fullback on the depth chart, according to CBSSports.com. Leonard is currently out, but will likely share time with TE Daniel Coats whenever a true fullback participates. The offense isn't expected to use the position often.

RB | Julius Jones | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Julius Jones will remain with the team after he agreed to restructure his contract, reports ProFootballTalk.com.

RB | LeGarrette Blount | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced they have claimed free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Titans) off waivers.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said RB Beanie Wells (knee) is not fully recovered from his knee injury and the team will monitor him this week during practice, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.

RB | Toby Gerhart | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (knee), CB Cedric Griffin (knee), SS Jamarca Sanford (ankle) and C John Sullivan (calf) were limited during practice Monday, Sept. 6, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush (thumb) was participating during the media-access portion of practice Monday, Sept. 6, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.


Fullback

FB | Tony Richardson | Free Agent | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets will re-sign FB Tony Richardson Tuesday, Sept. 7, and he will be added to the 53-man roster, reports The Associated Press. Richardson will also play in the team's game Sunday, Sept. 12. Richardson was released Sunday, Sept. 5, because the Jets needed depth at cornerback with CB Darrelle Revis still unsigned. However, when they signed him later Sunday, the Jets were able to drop a cornerback and re-sign Richardson.


Wide Receiver

WR | Demetrius Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams are expected to meet with free-agent WR Demetrius Williams (Ravens) Tuesday, Sept. 7, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh isn't that concerned about the lack of a deep threat among the Ravens wide receivers, reports The Baltimore Sun's Jamison Hensley. "You know how you stretch the field? You run deep," Harbaugh said. "They've got to cover you - especially when you have guys running down the field that can catch the ball. So you run deep and you throw it to them. If they don't cover them, they'll catch the ball and they'll score. So I guess what I'm saying is I think it's a little overblown. You put good players on the field and they're threats." New signing WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh is one of three sure-handed receivers Baltimore has along with WRs Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Randy Moss expressed frustration Monday, Sept. 6, about not having a contract with the team past this season, reports CBSSports.com's William Bendetson. "When you have done so much and put so much work in, it kind of feels like I am not wanted," Moss said. "I am taking that in stride and playing my final year out and whatever the future holds is what it holds, but it is kind of a bad feeling - feeling not wanted. It is not like my production has gone down. I am speaking from an individual standpoint. I don't know about Tom Brady's or whoever else's contract." Moss caught 83 passes for 1,264 yards and 13 touchdowns last year after catching only 69 passes for 1,008 yards with 11 scores in 2008.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings will be using WR Percy Harvin as the outside wide receiver during games while WR Sidney Rice (hip) is out of the lineup, according to Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.

WR | Reggie Brown | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced they have released WR Reggie Brown.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is on track to play in Week 1 but is currently working on his conditioning since he missed so much time during the preseason, according to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.

WR | Roy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams (back, hip), LB Keith Brooking (shoulder), DE Marcus Spears (knee) and Gerald Sensabaugh (shoulder) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 6, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com.


Place Kicker

PK | Jeff Reed | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers PK Jeff Reed will handle kickoff duties in Week 1, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Scott Brown. Reed and P Daniel Sepulveda split kickoffs during the preseason with Sepulveda given a long look at handling the job.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OT Jake Long (knee) did not take part in practice Monday, Sept. 7, according to Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Long rode an exercise bike for a couple of minutes during the sessions. He appeared to walk without a limp, but wore a bulky brace on his left knee.

OT | Marc Colombo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OT Marc Colombo's (knee) status for the team's Week 1 game remains uncertain, according to Tom Orsborn, of the San Antonio Express-News. Colombo did not take part in practice Monday, Sept. 6. "If he practices Wednesday, I'll be more optimistic," head coach Wade Phillips said.

OT | Russell Okung | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OT Russell Okung (ankle) won't play in Week 1, reports The Associated Press. Either OT Chester Pitts (knee) or OG Tyler Polumbus will start in Okung's place.

OT | Jared Gaither | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OT Jared Gaither (back) has been running and lifting but is not sure when he will be able to return to practice because of the uncertainty of the injury, according to Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun. He currently weighs 330 pounds, which is 10 pounds lighter than he played at last season but 19 pounds heavier than what he weighed when he reported to training camp.

OT | Oniel Cousins | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OT Oniel Cousins (concussion) has not been cleared to participate in practice but said he is feeling better and getting close to returning, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Guard

OG | Kyle Kosier | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier (knee) has not yet been ruled out for Week 1, but he is highly unlikely to play in the game, according to Tom Orsborn, of the San Antonio Express-News.

OG | Chester Pitts | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OT Russell Okung (ankle) won't play in Week 1, reports The Associated Press. Either OT Chester Pitts (knee) or OG Tyler Polumbus will start in Okung's place.


Defensive Line

DL | Ricky Sapp | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DL Ricky Sapp (knee) underwent a successful arthroscopic surgery Tuesday, Sept. 7, to debride his right knee.

DL | Kevin Vickerson | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents
The Denver Broncos have signed free-agent DL Kevin Vickerson (Seahawks), according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Jay Richardson | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DL Jay Richardson (knee) cleared injured/waivers and was moved to Injured Reserve, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns DL Shaun Rogers (leg) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 6, and is expected to play in Week 1, reports Matt Florjancic, of ClevelandBrowns.com. "There is a designated amount of reps that we have for him; some it may be package-specific that he will work on initially and again as the week goes on, he will be able to do more and more so we will be able to do more and more. I think as the weeks go on, that could continue to expand," head coach Eric Mangini said.

DL | Marcus Spears | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams (back, hip), LB Keith Brooking (shoulder), DE Marcus Spears (knee) and Gerald Sensabaugh (shoulder) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 6, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com.


Linebacker

LB | Channing Crowder | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OT Jake Long (knee) and LB Channing Crowder (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 6, reports Andy Kent, of MiamiDolphins.com.

LB | Hunter Hillenmeyer | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Nick Roach (knee), LB Hunter Hillenmeyer (undisclosed) and WR Earl Bennett (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 6, according to Jeff Dickerson, of ESPNChicago.com.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 6, but is expected to play Week 1, according to Jeff Dickerson, of ESPNChicago.com.

LB | Keith Brooking | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams (back, hip), LB Keith Brooking (shoulder), DE Marcus Spears (knee) and Gerald Sensabaugh (shoulder) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 6, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com.


Cornerback

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Bryant McFadden (pectoral) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 6, for the first time since Aug. 21, and he'll start in Week 1, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Scott Brown.

CB | Vontae Davis | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Vontae Davis (undisclosed), who missed the preseason finale with an undisclosed injury, took part in practice Monday, Sept. 6. However, Davis was walking around with a limp afterward.

CB | Cedric Griffin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings activated CB Cedric Griffin (knee) off the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Sept. 4, reports ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert. Griffin could be used in the team's season-opening game Thursday, Sept. 9, though Minnesota will wait to see how he fares in practice first. "You know, the fact that he's out here practicing gives us some hope," defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said. "We're just trying to ascertain over the next couple days if it is a real possibility. So we're going to give it another day and see how he does tomorrow. But he has already done far more than we expected when we put him on the 53."

CB | Chris Cook | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Chris Cook (knee) and DT Jimmy Kennedy (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 6, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It appears both likely will miss Week 1.


Strong Safety

SS | Gerald Sensabaugh | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams (back, hip), LB Keith Brooking (shoulder), DE Marcus Spears (knee) and Gerald Sensabaugh (shoulder) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 6, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com.


Free Safety

FS | Kareem Moore | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS Kareem Moore's (knee) status for Week 1 is uncertain because of his knee injury, reports Redskins.com's Gary Fitzgerald. Head coach Mike Shanahan would not comment on Moore's status.

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