Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 29, 2010 @ 09:54:20 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard (finger) will have surgery on his right middle finger Thursday, Dec. 30, and will not play Week 17, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union.

QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (undisclosed) may not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, because of soreness, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre is expected to hear from the NFL with their decision in the Jenn Sterger case within the next 48 hours and Favre is expected to be disciplined for his actions, reports Adam Schefter, of ESPN.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Tuesday, Dec. 28, that QB Michael Vick (quadriceps) suffered a quadriceps contusion in Week 16 against the Minnesota Vikings, although it was no excuse for Vick's play, reports Bo Wulf, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com. "You have to play," Reid said. "All positions this time of the year, you're going to have nicks and bruises and you have to play."

QB | Tim Tebow | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow reportedly has front-office assurances that he will stay with the team after they fired head coach Josh McDaniels, according to The Sports Network's Lyle Fitzsimmons. "There definitely was progress (with Tebow)," interim head coach Eric Studesville said. "He got much better. He made plays and he scrambled and did some things. He threw the ball well, got the ball down the field, and he continues to keep developing. And that's what it is: The more he plays, the better he'll get."

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he may start QB Mark Sanchez (shoulder) in Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills and then pull him out of the game early, according to The Sports Network. "That certainly will be discussed, for sure," said Ryan, who refused to say the quarterback was definitely out or in for the Bills game. "I'm really not clear now."

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous items, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he is willing to play QB Matt Hasselbeck (hip) in Week 17 against the St. Louis Rams even if he does not practice at all this week, according to SportingNews.com. "A quarterback in his situation could get by with the walk-thrus and things like that, and have a real good chance to have the game plan in command," Carroll said. "I don't have any problem with that. If Matt can play a factor in that then we'll figure that out when the time comes."


Running Back

RB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis (back, ribs) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, but is expected to be ready for Week 17, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

RB | Jonathan Dwyer | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer could be active for the team's Week 17 game if RB Mewelde Moore (knee) is not able to play, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush's (collarbone) MRI exam confirmed no damage to his collarbone Tuesday, Dec. 28, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. Bush sustained a sprained sternoclavicular joint during the team's Week 16 game Monday, Dec. 27, but he is not expected to miss any time.

RB | Brian Leonard | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals placed RB Brian Leonard (ankle) on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Dec. 28.

RB | Mewelde Moore | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Mewelde Moore (knee) is questionable to play in Week 17 against the Cleveland Browns because of a sprained right knee, according to The Associated Press.


Fullback

FB | Naufahu Tahi | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings FB Naufahu Tahi (leg) suffered a left leg injury in the third quarter of the Week 16 game against the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday, Dec. 27. Tahi was able to walk off on his own power and is being tended to on the sidelines.


Wide Receiver

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.

WR | David Nelson | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills WR David Nelson (ribs) said he believes there is a chance he can play in Week 17, but head coach Chan Gailey said Nelson would need a miracle to play in the game, reports Rodney McKissic, of The Buffalo News.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he doubts WR Hakeem Nicks (toe) will be able to play in Week 17 with his broken foot, reports The Star-Ledger's Mike Garafolo.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) said he is considering sitting out the Pro Bowl because of his ankle injury, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Johnson said he will have his ankle examined by doctors before making decision about the Pro Bowl.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice (concussion) suffered a concussion for Week 16 and will have to pass a concussion test in order to play Week 17, according to Minneapolis Star Tribune.

WR | Steve Breaston | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals have not shown much interest in re-signing impending free-agent WR Steve Breaston at this point of the season, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. The lack of talks between the two sides is likely because of concerns with Breaston's right knee.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson had two receptions for just 32 yards in the Week 16 loss against the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, Dec. 28. Jackson has now scored just one receiving touchdown over his past six games.

WR | Robert Meachem | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (undisclosed) is expected to be fine after a collision with a photographer in Week 16 against the Atlanta Falcons, reports Nakia Hogan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Head coach Sean Payton appeared to be a bit annoyed by the circumstances of Meachem's collision. "You have a guy that's backing up and falling over a player and I have an issue with that," Payton said. "I think (Meachem's) going to be fine. He got treatment today and we'll see where he's at."

WR | Kevin Curtis | Free Agent | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins released WR Kevin Curtis and OL Eric Ghiaciuc Tuesday, Dec. 28.

WR | Jerome Simpson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Jerome Simpson has been able to move around in all three wide receiver spots and is improving his skills after previously having trouble with defensive schemes, according to Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson. "His background wasn't the same as some of the guys that come in here, and a lot of this is new to him," head coach Marvin Lewis said. "Sometimes, it takes guys a little bit longer. He's got things he can do that we can't coach, and he's special that way. It's taken time to get him out there to get him out there where we know that we're not going to have a real negative play. We just keep working with him." It took injuries to other receivers to put Simpson on the active roster for Week 16 against the San Diego Chargers.

WR | Donald Jones | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR Donald Jones (head) could miss practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, after leaving the Week 16 game with what appeared to be a head injury, according to The Sports Network. The team is hopeful that he can return to practice Thursday, Dec. 30.

WR | Paul Hubbard | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR David Nelson (ribs) will not be placed on Injured Reserve, but the team will call up either WRs Paul Hubbard or Bobby X. Williams from the practice squad, according to The Sports Network. "I'm glad he's feeling better, but I don't think that status is going to change," head coach Chan Gailey said of Nelson. "It isn't broken, but it's bad enough that he'll have a hard time playing this week. It would take a true miracle for him to get out there this week."

WR | Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn (knee) suffered a torn ACL in Week 16, according to Benn's official Twitter page.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Brandon Stokley (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 16 and the team will not know about his availability for Week 17 against the St. Louis Rams until later in the week, according to NFL.com.


Tight End

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (hamstring) said he would like to play in Week 17 if he is healthy enough and does not want to wait until the playoffs to make his return, reports Ryan Mink, of BaltimoreRavens.com.

TE | Dennis Pitta | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (concussion) is uncertain for Week 17, reports Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times. Pitta suffered his second concussion of the season in Week 16. "The thing we've learned to do with concussions is to assume that they're out until they're back," head coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday, Dec. 28. It's unclear when Pitta will be medically cleared.


Guard

OG | Allen Barbre | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins signed free-agents OL Allen Barbre (Packers) and LB Mike Rivera (Packers) Tuesday, Dec. 28.


Offensive Line

OL | Kevin Houser | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the Baltimore Ravens have signed free-agent LS Kevin Houser (Seahawks), reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Defensive Line

DL | Louis Leonard | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Denver Broncos have signed free-agent DL Louis Leonard (Patriots), reports Gab Hiatt, of DenverBroncos.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Mike Wright | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DL Mike Wright (concussion) has missed the last five weeks because of a concussion and there is no clear indication as to when he will be able to return, reports Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald.

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said DE Aaron Smith (triceps) is making progress from his injury and is getting closer to returning to practice, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

DL | Trevor Laws | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles DL Trevor Laws (shoulder) suffered a sprained shoulder in Week 16 against the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter, reports Bo Wulf, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Laws was able to return to the game.


Linebacker

LB | Tavares Gooden | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens are hopeful LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder) will be able to paly soon after suffering a dislocated left shoulder, reports Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times. "Pretty sore," head coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday, Dec. 28. "I think he's going to be OK. We just have to see how it responds, but our trainers are pretty confident that he'll be OK."

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LBs LaMarr Woodley (knee) and Jason Worilds (knee) are both dealing with swelling in their knees, and CB Bryant McFadden (hip) is dealing with a hip injury, according to The Associated Press.

LB | Jason Worilds | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LBs LaMarr Woodley (knee) and Jason Worilds (knee) are both dealing with swelling in their knees, and CB Bryant McFadden (hip) is dealing with a hip injury, according to The Associated Press.


Cornerback

CB | Asher Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Asher Allen (hip) left the Week 16 game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second half due to a hip injury.

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LBs LaMarr Woodley (knee) and Jason Worilds (knee) are both dealing with swelling in their knees, and CB Bryant McFadden (hip) is dealing with a hip injury, according to The Associated Press.


Strong Safety

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (Achilles') won't know until Friday, Dec. 31, whether he will play in Week 17 against the Cleveland Browns, according to The Associated Press. Polamalu hasn't played or practiced in two weeks. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Polamalu won't practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, or Thursday, Dec. 30.


Free Safety

FS | Shann Schillinger | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
The Atlanta Falcons placed FS Shann Schillinger (ankle) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Dec. 28, reports Jay Adams, of AtlantaFalcons.com. Schillinger suffered a fractured ankle in Week 16 against the New Orleans Saints.

FS | Tom Zbikowski | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens S Tom Zbikowski (back) is unlikely to play in Week 17, although the team is still not expected to place him on the season-ending Injured Reserve list, reports Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times. "We think he's got a good chance to get back for the playoffs," head coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday, Dec. 28.

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