Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 22, 2010 @ 09:56:09 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy (illness) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 22, because of an illness, reports Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette.

QB | Shaun Hill | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Shaun Hill (finger) is working with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, Dec. 22, according to Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

QB | Rhett Bomar | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
Updating previous reports, the Minnesota Vikings have signed QB Rhett Bomar off the New York Giants' practice squad, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

QB | Joe Webb | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday, Dec. 21, that QB Joe Webb will start in Week 16 against the Philadelphia Eagles if QB Brett Favre (concussion) cannot play, reports Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Frazier wouldn't rule Favre out.

QB | Stephen McGee | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday, Dec. 21, that QB Stephen McGee would not play in the final two games unless starting QB Jon Kitna suffers an injury, reports Rainer Sabin, of The Dallas Morning News.

QB | R.J. Archer | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings waived QB R.J. Archer Tuesday, Dec. 21, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Injury, , Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (concussion) said Tuesday, Dec. 21, that he passed all concussion-related tests and he has been cleared to return by a team physician and an independent neurologist, according to Jason Wilde, of ESPNMilwaukee.com. Rodgers was inactive in Week 15 against the New England Patriots, as QB Matt Flynn started in his absence. "I've been cleared," Rodgers said. Then, after a pause, he added, "It's not that big of a story. Is it?"

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary has decided on his starting quarterback for Week 16 against the St. Louis Rams, but he has declined to announce his decision between QBs Alex Smith and Troy Smith, according to The Associated Press. Singletary said both quarterbacks could play in the game.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (shoulder), who was placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 21, is still experiencing pain and does not have full range of motion or strength, according to ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer.


Running Back

RB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 22, reports Nate Ulrich, of the Akron Beacon Journal. Head coach Eric Mangini said it is more rest than anything for Hillis. Hillis is expected to practice Thursday, Dec. 23.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown, who will be a free agent at the end of the season, said he hopes to re-sign with the team during the offseason, reports Jeff Darlington, of The Miami Herald.

RB | Toby Gerhart | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart could see increased playing time in Week 16 even if RB Adrian Peterson (knee) is able to play in the game, reports Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

RB | Anthony Dixon | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon (ankle) is not expected to practice Wednesday, Dec. 22, although he expects to play in Week 16 against the St. Louis Rams, reports Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com. Dixon suffered a sprained left ankle in the second quarter of the Week 15 game against the San Diego Chargers Thursday, Dec. 16.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (shin) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Dec. 21, as a precaution to ensure his recovery during the short week, according to The Dallas Morning News' Bill Nichols. "We're less than 48 hours after the game," head coach Jason Garrett said. "He carried a little bit the other day (12 carries, two catches) so we've just got to make sure we get him healthy in a quick week."

RB | Mike Goodson | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers DL Tyler Brayton (hip), RB Tony Fiammetta (ankle), RB Mike Goodson (illness) and CB Captain Munnerlyn (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 21.

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams (groin) and RB Marion Barber III (calf) practiced lightly Tuesday, Dec. 21, according to ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.


Wide Receiver

WR | Early Doucet | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals have placed WR Early Doucet (hip) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, according to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said the team has placed WR Austin Collie (concussion) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star.

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Steve E. Smith's (knee) knee surgery was not as involved as initially expected because the doctors did not have to perform a mosaicplasty procedure on the knee, sources told Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News. A Source said Smith's timetable will not change even with the change in the surgery.

WR | Chad Ochocinco | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco said he is not sure if he will be back with the Bengals in 2011 because he expects the team to make significant changes this offseason, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Steve Smith (knee) underwent successful microfracture surgery on his left knee Tuesday, Dec. 21, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com. Smith is expected to be on crutches for six weeks before he can begin his rehabilitation. Coach Tom Coughlin said last week that the prognosis was good, but said there will be restrictions on Smith during his rehab and practices.

WR | Roy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams (groin) and RB Marion Barber III (calf) practiced lightly Tuesday, Dec. 21, according to ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Former CB Deion Sanders praised Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester Tuesday, Dec. 21, according to ESPNChicago.com. "I think right now he's a Hall of Famer," Sanders said. "He spent a couple years without barely getting the ball kicked to him. I can't think of a returner ever playing the game with the impact he has. There is none. He's phenomenal. Not only that, he's a great kid."

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers are considering putting the franchise tag on WR Vincent Jackson for one more year, according to NFL.com. However, it is still highly unlikely that the team will sign Jackson to a long-term deal. The team views him as a risk because of his off-field problems with the law.

WR | Teddy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys promoted WR Teddy Williams from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Dec. 21, according to ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer.


Tight End

TE | Heath Miller | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (concussion) is on track to play in the Week 16 game against the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Dec. 23, reports Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. His availability is contingent on Miller not experiencing any exercise-induced headaches prior to Thursday.

TE | Michael Hoomanawanui | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle) did some running and sled work Monday, Dec. 20, and reports that he "felt pretty good," reports Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo said the team is hopeful Hoomanawanui can return in Week 16 against the San Francisco 49ers. He has been sidelined since Nov. 28 due to a high sprain of his right ankle.

TE | Garrett Mills | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles waived TE Garrett Mills Tuesday, Dec. 21.


Guard

OG | Adrian Battles | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers signed free-agents OG Adrian Battles (Vikings) and SS Michael Greco (Colts) to the practice squad Tuesday, Dec. 21.

OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (knee), LB Jordan Senn (ankle) and OT Garry Williams (ankle) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 21.


Defensive Line

DL | Phillip Daniels | Washington Redskins | Injury, Transaction
The Washington Redskins have placed DE Phillip Daniels (abdomen) and DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve, ending their 2010 season, a source told Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com.

DL | Ma'ake Kemoeatu | Washington Redskins | Injury, Transaction
The Washington Redskins have placed DE Phillip Daniels (abdomen) and DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve, ending their 2010 season, a source told Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com.

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DE Aaron Smith (triceps) said he is not sure when he will be able to return to practice and will allow the doctors choose when he will return, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

DL | Ray Edwards | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings DL Ray Edwards (ankle) was able to play in Week 15 against the Chicago Bears and he did not appear to suffer any ill effects of the injury since he finished the game, reports Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Head coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday, Dec. 21, that the return of Edwards was a "plus for us."

DL | Tyler Brayton | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers DL Tyler Brayton (hip), RB Tony Fiammetta (ankle), RB Mike Goodson (illness) and CB Captain Munnerlyn (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 21.


Linebacker

LB | Sergio Kindle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Sergio Kindle (head) may not be medically cleared to play in 2011 because the doctors have expressed concern about the fractured skull he suffered before the season, reports Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times.

LB | Scott Fujita | Cleveland Browns | Injury
The Cleveland Browns placed LB Scott Fujita (knee) and CB Eric Wright (knee) on season-ending Injured Reserve, reports ClevelandBrowns.com.

LB | E.J. Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings LB E.J. Henderson (finger) suffered a sprained finger in the Week 15 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Dec. 20, but he was able to finish the game, reports Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

LB | Keith Brooking | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (shin), LB Bradie James (knee) and LB Keith Brooking (foot) did not attend the team's walkthrough practice Tuesday, Dec. 21, according to ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

LB | Bradie James | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (shin), LB Bradie James (knee) and LB Keith Brooking (foot) did not attend the team's walkthrough practice Tuesday, Dec. 21, according to ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys SS Gerald Sensabaugh (concussion) and LB Sean Lee (concussion) said they both passed neurological tests need to practice this week, according to ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins. Sensabaugh is optimistic he will play in the team's Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Dec. 25.


Cornerback

CB | Chris Gamble | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers CB Chris Gamble (ankle) said Tuesday, Dec. 21, that he plans to have X-rays on the injured ankle which caused him to be inactive for Week 15 against the Arizona Cardinals, reports Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com. "I tried to go again (Tuesday in practice) and it's still hurting," Gamble said. "I think it's more than just an ankle sprain. I'm going to go get an X-ray."

CB | Eric Wright | Cleveland Browns | Injury
The Cleveland Browns placed LB Scott Fujita (knee) and CB Eric Wright (knee) on season-ending Injured Reserve, reports ClevelandBrowns.com.

CB | Captain Munnerlyn | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers DL Tyler Brayton (hip), RB Tony Fiammetta (ankle), RB Mike Goodson (illness) and CB Captain Munnerlyn (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 21.


Strong Safety

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (Achilles') is expected to miss a second straight game in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Dec. 23, reports Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Polamalu missed a second straight day of practice Tuesday, Dec. 21. FS Ryan Mundy is expected to make a seconds straight start.

SS | Tyrell Johnson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday, Dec. 21, that SS Tyrell Johnson (knee) is not likely to be available for Week 16 against the Philadelphia Eagles, reports Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

SS | Jamarca Sanford | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings SS Jamarca Sanford (concussion) might be able to return in Week 16 against the Philadelphia Eagles, reports Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

SS | Gerald Sensabaugh | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys SS Gerald Sensabaugh (concussion) and LB Sean Lee (concussion) said they both passed neurological tests need to practice this week, according to ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins. Sensabaugh is optimistic he will play in the team's Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Dec. 25.


Free Safety

FS | Ken Hamlin | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said the team has signed free-agent FS Ken Hamlin (Ravens), reports Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

FS | Madieu Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday, Dec. 21, that FS Madieu Williams (concussion) is day-to-day after taking a knee to the head in Week 15 against the Chicago Bears, reports Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

FS | Nate Allen | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles S Nate Allen (knee) underwent successful surgery Tuesday, Dec. 21, to fix his ruptured right patella tendon.

Facebook Twitter Google +

About KFFL Staff

KFFL, part of USA TODAY Sports, has been turning fantasy sports players into winners since 1996!

We are your one stop for all of your fantasy football, baseball, NASCAR, hockey and basketball needs all year long.

Don't miss these great reports....


What do you think? Sound off!



Recent KFFL releases