Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 3, 2011 @ 16:22:24 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jimmy Clausen | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers QB Jimmy Clausen posted a 1-9 record with a 58.4 passer rating, lowest in the NFL among qualifying passers, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer.

QB | John Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB John Skelton said Monday, Jan. 3, that he deserves to be considered for a starting job in 2011, reports Bob McManaman, of The Arizona Republic. "I feel I warrant a shot," Skelton said. "I'm not saying I deserve to be the No. 1, but I think I've shown enough to be in position to at least compete for the No. 1."

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (quadriceps) said his quadriceps injury is getting close to be fully healthy, reports Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (shoulder) is making progress from his shoulder injury and was able to throw without pain last week, reports Rainer Sabin, of The Dallas Morning News.

QB | Kyle Orton | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton said he believes if he returns to the team next season, he would expect to be the team's starting quarterback, according to The Denver Post's Jeff Legwold.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Mark Sanchez (shoulder) is expected to healthy in the team's Wild Card game, reports Kevin Armstrong, of the New York Daily News.

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith, who is a pending unrestricted free agent, said he does not see a scenario in which he could return to the team in 2011, according to Monte Poole, of the San Jose Mercury News. When asked if he really could imagine a scenario in which he might seek a seventh season with the 49ers, Smith was quick to dismiss the thought as he left the stadium following Week 17. "Are you being serious?" Smith said. "Uh ... no."

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers threw for a league-high and career-high 4,710 yards this season, according to CBSSports.com. He completed passes to 17 players, including 11 that caught touchdown passes.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said following Week 17 that QB Matt Hasselbeck (hip) could have played in the game, according to Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. "Matt did a great job of competing to get ready," Carroll said. "And he could have played in this football game, and he wanted to badly. I think even up until the final when we were going out, he was hoping I was going to give him the call. But just the way the whole thing came around, his injury, I just thought he would be too vulnerable. If we didn't have to play him it would be the best thing for us."


Running Back

RB | Brian Westbrook | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Brian Westbrook became the only active player with 40 rushing touchdowns and 30 receiving touchdowns with his rushing score in Week 17, reports Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com. Westbrook is just one of four players in NFL history to accomplish the feat, joining former St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk, former Baltimore Colts RB Lenny Moore and former Cincinnati Bengals RB James Brooks.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson (finger) said Monday, Jan. 3, that he is likely to play in the Pro Bowl, Jan. 30, in Hawaii, reports Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jackson indicated that the pins in his left ring finger would be removed after the Pro Bowl. "We just want to make sure of no setbacks," Jackson said. "The x-rays look good from last night. We just want to protect it one more game, then we'll take it out as soon as I get back from Hawaii."

RB | Chris Ivory | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Chris Ivory (foot) is dealing with a foot injury, reports The New Orleans Times-Picayune. The team did not provide any injury updates Monday, Jan. 3, but a report by CBSSports.com stated that Ivory was seen on crutches in the locker room and he was wearing a boot on his left foot.

RB | DeShawn Wynn | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints signed free-agent RB DeShawn Wynn (49ers) Monday, Jan. 3, according to the player's agent, David Canter, reports The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) will undergo arthroscopic surgery to fix a partially torn meniscus in his right knee this week, according to The Associated Press.

RB | Danny Woodhead | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots RB Danny Woodhead (concussion) suffered a concussion during the team's Week 17 game, reports Greg A. Bedard, of The Boston Globe.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mark Clayton | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) said Monday, Jan. 3, that he is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a knee injury, reports StLouisRams.com. Clayton also indicated he would be interested in signing a long-term deal with the Rams.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Caroll said Monday, Jan. 3, that WR Brandon Stokley (head) would be questionable for the NFC playoff game Saturday, Jan. 8, after suffered being inactive in Week 17 due to a head injury.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks signed WR Mike X. Williams to a three-year contract extension Monday, Jan. 3, according to ESPN.com's Mike Sando. Financial terms of the extension were not disclosed.

WR | Lee Evans | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Lee Evans (ankle) said he did not miss the team's final three games with a high ankle sprain, according to CBSSports.com. Evans said he suffered a "normal" injury to the ankle. "I'm actually feeling all right," Evans said. "I'm getting around pretty good, don't need crutches or a boot or anything."


Tight End

TE | Michael Hoomanawanui | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle) was able to return in Week 17 after a four-game absence, but he was not targeted, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

TE | Chris Baker | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks TE Chris Baker (hip) has been ruled out for the NFC playoff game Saturday, Jan. 8, reports Three Associated Press. Baker suffered a fractured bone in his hip in Week 17 against the St. Louis Rams.


Place Kicker

PK | John Kasay | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers PK John Kasay said Monday, Jan. 3, that he is hopeful to continue his career in 2011, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer. "I don't know. I've been getting asked that for the last 10 years," Kasay said when asked if he'd return. The 41-year-old kicker is under contract through 2012.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Joe Staley | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers OT Joe Staley (leg) would have been cleared for the postseason, and he could have played in Week 17 if the game would have been meaningful, reports David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle.

OT | Michael Oher | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OT Michael Oher (ankle, knee) said he expects to play in the team's Wild Card game despite suffering ankle and knee injuries in Week 17, reports Ken Murray, of The Baltimore Sun.

OT | Damien Woody | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said FS Eric Smith (head) and OT Damien Woody (knee) are expected to play in the team's Wild Card game, reports Kevin Armstrong, of the New York Daily News.


Guard

OG | Chester Pitts | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OG Chester Pitts (concussion) has been ruled out for the NFC playoff game Saturday, Jan. 8, reports Three Associated Press. Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Jan. 3, that Pitts suffered a serious concussion in Week 17 against the St. Louis Rams.

OG | Max Jean-Gilles | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Max Jean-Gilles (ankle) underwent an MRI on his injured ankle but it only showed a sprain, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jean-Gilles has a chance to participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.


Defensive Line

DL | Ron Brace | New England Patriots | Injury
The New England Patriots placed DL Ron Brace (elbow) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Monday, Jan. 3, reports The Associated Press.

DL | Charles Johnson | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers DL Charles Johnson (rib) suffered a rib injury in Week 17, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer. Johnson also limped off the field and he said he was leg-whipped by a player on the Atlanta Falcons. He was unable to return.

DL | Tyler Brayton | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers DL Tyler Brayton (head) suffered a head injury in Week 17 against the Atlanta Falcons, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer.

DL | Ray Edwards | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agents
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent DE Ray Edwards said that he will sign with whichever team offers him the most money this offseason, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.

DL | Myron Pryor | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DT Myron Pryor (eye) suffered an eye injury in Week 17 and was not able to return to the game, reports Greg A. Bedard, of The Boston Globe.


Linebacker

LB | Clark Haggans | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals LB Clark Haggans (hernia) is scheduled to undergo sports hernia surgery this offseason, according to Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com.

LB | Stewart Bradley | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said it is stretch at this point to think that LB Stewart Bradley (elbow) will be ready to play in the team's Wild Card game, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

LB | Shawne Merriman | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles', calf) is expected to be able to participate in the team's offseason workouts, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com.


Cornerback

CB | Brian Williams | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Brian Williams (knee) underwent an MRI on his knee and everything looked fine, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He will be ready for the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

CB | Carlos Rogers | Washington Redskins | Free Agents
Washington Redskins impending free-agent C Casey Rabach and CB Carlos Rogers have said they want to re-sign with the team this offsesason, according to Ryan O'Halloran, of CSNWashington.com.

CB | Richard Marshall | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent CB Richard Marshall is expected to test free agency this offseason, reports Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com.

CB | Michael Adams | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals CB Michael Adams (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery this offseason, according to Darren Urban, of Azcardinals.com.


Strong Safety

SS | James Ihedigbo | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he expects everyone to be healthy for the team's playoff game Saturday, Jan. 8, according to CBSSports.com. He specifically cited FS Eric Smith (concussion) and SS James Ihedigbo (ankle, knee), although Ihedigbo may not be full go in practice right away.


Free Safety

FS | Dashon Goldson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers FS Dashon Goldson (hip) and CB Reggie Smith (hip) each suffered hip pointers in Week 17, reports Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com.

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said FS Eric Smith (head) and OT Damien Woody (knee) are expected to play in the team's Wild Card game, reports Kevin Armstrong, of the New York Daily News.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Marty Mornhinweg | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers could target former head coach Brian Billick, Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey or Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg for their vacant head coaching position, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

OC | Mike Mularkey | Atlanta Falcons | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers could target former head coach Brian Billick, Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey or Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg for their vacant head coaching position, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

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