Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 15, 2010 @ 09:32:59 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy (ankle) will participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 15, reports Tony Grossi, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he believes QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) can return this season if he is healthy and is able to make all of the throws, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings are not expected to put QB Brett Favre (ankle, chest, shoulder) on the Injured Reserve list anytime soon, according to NFL.com. An ultrasound on Favre's neck and right shoulder determined that he has no nerve damage. "We're going to monitor that. Hopefully things will get better," head coach Leslie Frazier said. "It looks like there is a chance we're going to get him back at some point. We're not really thinking injured reserve at this point." The team is looking at signing another quarterback with QB Tarvaris Jackson (toe) injured.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Tarvaris Jackson's (toe) status for Week 15 is uncertain after suffering turf toe in Week 14, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


Running Back

RB | Brian Westbrook | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Brian Westbrook was rested during practice Tuesday, Dec. 14, according to 49ers.com.

RB | Joique Bell | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts waived RB Joique Bell Tuesday, Dec. 14.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (neck) and WR Austin Collie (concussion) went through a light workout Monday, Dec. 13, and have been practicing for the past few weeks, according to The Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell.

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Shonn Greene (neck) suffered a pinched nerve in his neck in Week 14 but said he will be fine in Week 15, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.

RB | Chris Ivory | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Chris Ivory's (hamstring) injury in Week 14 does not appear to be serious, and he thinks his injury might have been a bad case of cramps, according to The Times-Picayune's James Varney. Ivory is expected to be fine for the team's Week 15 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

RB | Tim Hightower | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he would not have put RB Tim Hightower back in the team's Week 14 game against the Denver Broncos after he fumbled if RB Beanie Wells (illness) had been healthy or RB LaRod Stephens-Howling hadn't been gassed, according to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban. "It was out of necessity," Whisenhunt said. "But he did what he had to do."

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Adrian Peterson (knee) suffered a slight knee contusion in Week 14 but should be fine, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


Wide Receiver

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (foot) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 15, because of a foot sprain, reports Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News. Jackson is considered day-to-day.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said WR Hakeem Nicks (leg) seemed to come out of the team's Week 14 game without any setbacks, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Steve E. Smith (knee) will miss the rest of the season because he needs surgery to repair an articular cartilage injury, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk.

WR | David Anderson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday, Dec. 14, that WR David Anderson (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the Week 14 game against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, Dec. 13, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com.

WR | Mike Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams said Tuesday, Dec. 14, that the reason he had season lows in receptions and yardage in Week 14 against the Washington Redskins was due to extra coverage, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times. "I'm seeing Cover 2 (coverage) -- period," Williams said. "Sometimes they go man-to-man, but there's always a safety over the top."

WR | Ben Obomanu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday, Dec. 14, that WR Ben Obomanu (hand) is expected back at practice Wednesday, Dec. 15, according to Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday, Dec. 14, that WR Mike X. Williams (foot) is expected to practice Wednesday, Dec. 15, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times.

WR | Patrick Crayton | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Patrick Crayton (wrist) and LB Brandon Siler (ribs) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 14, according to Chargers.com.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson (calf) is likely to play in the Week 15 game against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Dec. 16, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com. There was some concern about whether he could go again on a short week.

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (hamstring) was limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 16, according to Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

WR | Legedu Naanee | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Legedu Naanee (hamstring) practiced Tuesday, Dec. 16, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

WR | Lee Evans | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Buffalo Bills placed WR Lee Evans (ankle) on the Injured Reserve list and placed TE Shawn Nelson (migraines) on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Dec. 14, according to BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (neck) and WR Austin Collie (concussion) went through a light workout Monday, Dec. 13, and have been practicing for the past few weeks, according to The Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell.

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Mario Manningham (hip) underwent tests and MRIs Tuesday, Dec. 14, after suffering an injury setback in Week 14, reports Kevin Armstrong, of the New York Daily News.

WR | Courtney Roby | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WR Courtney Roby (neck) was released from the hospital Tuesday, Dec. 14, and is recovering at home, according to The Times-Picayune's James Varney. Head coach Sean Payton said Roby's status for the rest of the season is unknown.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (migraines) is expected to participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 16, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.

WR | Kevin Ogletree | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree (toe) will undergo surgery on his toe Thursday, Dec. 16, and will be placed on Injured Reserve, sources told ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer.

WR | Deon Butler | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks have placed WR Deon Butler (leg) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, according to The Tacoma New Tribune's Eric Williams.


Tight End

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) is not expected to play in Week 15 because of his foot injury, a source told Steve Wyche, of NFL.com. The short week of preparation does not appear to be enough time for his foot to heal enough to play.

TE | Shawn Nelson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Buffalo Bills placed WR Lee Evans (ankle) on the Injured Reserve list and placed TE Shawn Nelson (migraines) on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Dec. 14, according to BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.

TE | Heath Miller | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (concussion) is on track to return to the field for the team's Week 15 game against the New York Jets, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Scott Brown. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Miller passed a series of neurological tests and "has absolutely no symptoms." Miller is expected to practice in full Wednesday, Dec. 15.


Place Kicker

PK | Matt Prater | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach Eric Studesville said Tuesday, Dec. 14, that PK Matt Prater (groin) might return to practice Wednesday, Dec. 15, reports The Associated Press.

PK | Joe Nedney | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers PK Joe Nedney (knee) and OT Joe Staley (fibula) are each listed as out for Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers, according to 49ers.com.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Shawn Andrews | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said OT Shawn Andrews (back) will participate in practice this week but will be limited, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

OT | Marcus McNeill | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DE Jacques Cesaire (knee), OT Marcus McNeill (knee) and OG Louis Vasquez (neck) were each able to practice in full Tuesday, Dec. 14, according to Chargers.com.

OT | Joe Staley | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers PK Joe Nedney (knee) and OT Joe Staley (fibula) are each listed as out for Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers, according to 49ers.com.

OT | Flozell Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Flozell Adams (ankle), LB Keyaron Fox (elbow) and CB Bryant McFadden (hamstring) are expected to play in Week 15, reports The Associated Press.

OT | Vernon Carey | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Transaction
The Miami Dolphins placed OT Vernon Carey (knee) on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Dec. 14.


Guard

OG | Mike Brisiel | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday, Dec. 14, that OG Mike Brisiel (calf) suffered a calf injury in the Week 14 game against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, Dec. 13, reports Nick Scurfield, of Houston Texans.com.

OG | Travelle Wharton | Carolina Panthers | Injury
The Carolina Panthers placed DE Everette Browns (wrist), OG Travelle Wharton (toe) and LB Jason Williams (knee) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 14, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer.

OG | Louis Vasquez | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DE Jacques Cesaire (knee), OT Marcus McNeill (knee) and OG Louis Vasquez (neck) were each able to practice in full Tuesday, Dec. 14, according to Chargers.com.

OG | Erik Pears | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills signed free-agent OG Colin Brown (Chiefs), OG Erik Pears (Jaguars) and WR Bobby X. Williams (Texans) Tuesday, Dec. 14, according to BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.

OG | Steve Hutchinson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings QB Steve Hutchinson (thumb) is considered day-to-day with his thumb injury, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.


Offensive Line

OL | Mike Iupati | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Johnson said he expects OG Mike Iupati (shoulder) to play in Week 15 despite suffering a shoulder stinger in Week 14, reports Eric Branch, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

OL | Michael Toudouze | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts signed free-agent OL Michael Toudouze (Titans) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Dec. 14.


Defensive Line

DL | Tony Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Transaction
The Tennessee Titans have placed DT Tony Brown (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.

DL | Chris Canty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said DL Chris Canty's (pectoral) pectoral injury is not anything serious, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

DL | Kyle Vanden Bosch | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (neck) said he is feeling good after undergoing surgery and that he has already begun lifting weights, reports Carols Monarrez, of the Detroit Free Press. Vanden Bosch had the bulging disc in his neck removed during the surgery and also had two vertebrae fused together.

DL | Ray Edwards | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings interim head coach Leslie Frazier said DE Ray Edwards (ankle) is improving and the team hopes he will be able to play in Week 15, report Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

DL | Mario Williams | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday, Dec. 14, that the possibility exists that DE Mario Williams (hernia) might be shut down if team doctors feel he cannot play, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. "If Mario can help us win, (if) he can play 25-30 plays which he played (in Week 14), then we want him to play and we'll do everything we can to get him on game day," Kubiak said. "If our doctors think that it's not possible and we would hurt Mario in the long haul, then we will do what's right by Mario."

DL | Everette Brown | Carolina Panthers | Injury
The Carolina Panthers placed DE Everette Browns (wrist), OG Travelle Wharton (toe) and LB Jason Williams (knee) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 14, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer.

DL | Gerald McCoy | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (biceps) will have surgery Wednesday, Dec. 15, to repair his torn left biceps muscle, reports Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times. McCoy was injured in Week 14 against the Washington Redskins and placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 14.

DL | Jacques Cesaire | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DE Jacques Cesaire (knee), OT Marcus McNeill (knee) and OG Louis Vasquez (neck) were each able to practice in full Tuesday, Dec. 14, according to Chargers.com.

DL | Antonio Garay | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers LB Larry English (foot) and DL Antonio Garay (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 14, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. English and Garay are both expected to play in the Week 15 game against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Dec. 16.

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Justin Tuck (ribs) is expected to play in Week 15 even though he suffered bruised ribs in Week 14, reports Kevin Armstrong, of the New York Daily News.

DL | Brandon Graham | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have placed DE Brandon Graham (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season.

DL | Derrick Burgess | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have signed free-agent DE Derrick Burgess (Patriots) to a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | DeMario Pressley | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The Houston Texans have signed free-agent DL DeMario Pressley (Saints) to their practice squad, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

DL | Louis Leonard | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with free-agent DL Louis Leonard (Panthers), a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Aaron Smith (triceps) has started lifting weights again, but is not expected to return until the playoffs, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Scott Brown.


Linebacker

LB | Clint Sintim | New York Giants | Injury, Transaction
The New York Giants have placed LB Clint Sintim (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports Albert Breer, of NFL Network.

LB | Takeo Spikes | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky said he expects LBs Takeo Spikes (hand) and Patrick Willis (hand) to be able to play in Week 15, reports Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com.

LB | Patrick Willis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky said he expects LBs Takeo Spikes (hand) and Patrick Willis (hand) to be able to play in Week 15, reports Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com.

LB | Jason Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury
The Carolina Panthers placed DE Everette Browns (wrist), OG Travelle Wharton (toe) and LB Jason Williams (knee) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 14, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer.

LB | Brandon Siler | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Patrick Crayton (wrist) and LB Brandon Siler (ribs) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 14, according to Chargers.com.

LB | Larry English | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers LB Larry English (foot) and DL Antonio Garay (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 14, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. English and Garay are both expected to play in the Week 15 game against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Dec. 16.

LB | Quincy Black | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced they have placed DT Gerald McCoy (biceps) and LB Quincy Black (forearm) on Injured Reserve, ending their 2010 seasons.


Cornerback

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel (knee) will participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 15, reports Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee (knee) could see more playing time with the defense Week 15 because he did not suffer any setbacks in Week 14, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. McGee did not play much on defense in the second half in Week 14 but did play on special teams.

CB | Chris Cook | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Transaction
Updating a previous item, the Minnesota Vikings placed CB Chris Cook (knee) on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Dec. 14.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts CB Kelvin Hayden (neck) is optimistic of his chances of playing in Week 15, according to The Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell.

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Flozell Adams (ankle), LB Keyaron Fox (elbow) and CB Bryant McFadden (hamstring) are expected to play in Week 15, reports The Associated Press.


Strong Safety

SS | David Bruton | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos head coach Eric Studesville said Tuesday, Dec. 14, that SS David Bruton (ribs) received treatment Monday, Dec. 13, but is expected to play in Week 15 against the Oakland Raiders, reports The Associated Press.

SS | James Ihedigbo | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he hopes SS James Ihedigbo (ankle, knee) will be able to play in Week 15, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.

SS | Marvin White | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals have announced they have signed free-agent SS Marvin White (Bengals). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (Achilles', ankle) is not expected to practice Wednesday, Dec. 15, or Thursday, Dec. 16, so he can rest his injury, reports The Associated Press. He is expected to participate in practice Friday, Dec. 17.


Free Safety

FS | Brian Dawkins | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos FS Brian Dawkins (knee) is a question mark for Week 15 against the Oakland Raiders, reports The Associated Press. Dawkins has been sidelined since Nov. 28 and head coach Eric Studesville was not optimistic he'd be ready in Week 15.

FS | Darcel McBath | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos head coach Eric Studesville said Tuesday, Dec. 14, that he expects FS Darcel McBath (thigh, ankle) to return in Week 15 against the Oakland Raiders after missing the past three weeks, reports The Associated Press.

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets SS Eric Smith (head) is considered doubtful for the team's Week 15 game because of a head injury, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.

FS | Tom Nelson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals have announced they have placed FS Tom Nelson (illness) on the Non-Football illness list.

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