Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 7, 2011 @ 09:45:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ryan Mallett | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett, who has declared for the 2011 NFL Draft, is a possible target of the Carolina Panthers as the No. 1 overall pick, according to CBSSports.com.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (quadriceps) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 6.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has named QB Matt Hasselbeck (hip) as the starting quarterback in the team's Wild Card playoff game, reports Seahawks.com.

QB | Andrew Luck | NCAA | Draft, Fantasy
Stanford junior QB Andrew Luck has announced he is staying in school and will not enter the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Joe Schad, of ESPN.com.


Running Back

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) underwent successful surgery Wednesday, Jan. 5, on his ailing right knee, according to Vito Stellino, of The Florida Times-Union. He is expected to make a full recovery for the 2011 season.

RB | Darren Evans | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Virginia Tech RB Darren Evans has decided to enter the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Joe Schad, of ESPN.

RB | Mark Ingram | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
Alabama RB Mark Ingram is leaving school early and entering the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Don Kausler Jr., of The Birmingham News. Ingram won the Heisman Trophy in 2009. He missed two games in 2010 due to a knee injury and rushed for 875 yards and 13 touchdowns on 158 carries in 11 games. As a sophomore in 2009, he rushed for 1,658 yards and 17 touchdowns on 271 carries. Various draft gurus have projected him as a first-round selection.

RB | Dominic Rhodes | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes (hip), OG Jamey Richard (concussion), OT Ryan Diem (back), LB Clint Session (elbow), CBs Kelvin Hayden (neck) and Mike Newton (hamstring) and FS Al Afalava (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.


Fullback

FB | Korey Hall | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers FB Korey Hall (knee), LB Frank Zombo (knee) and SS Atari Bigby (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.


Wide Receiver

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (knee) said he is healthy and energized for the team's playoff run, according to Ian R. Rapoport, of the Boston Herald. Welker did not play in Week 17 as a precaution. "You're definitely fresh," Welker said. "I definitely felt a lot better physically and everything like that. It was nice. It was a little strange having that day off, but at the same time it was relaxing. My body felt great."

WR | Sinorice Moss | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins recently worked out free-agent WR Sinorice Moss (Giants), according to FOXSports.com's Adam Caplan.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings might consider placing a transition tag on WR Sidney Rice, letting him prove his worth over another full season, reports Jeremy Fowler, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Brandon Stokley (concussion) has practiced this week and is expected to play in the wild-card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 8, against the New Orleans Saints, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. Stokley was inactive in Week 17 due to a concussion.

WR | Marquis Maze | NCAA | Draft
Alabama junior WR Marquis Maze may opt to leave school early and enter the NFL Draft, reports Don Kausler Jr., of The Birmingham News.

WR | Julio Jones | NCAA | Draft
Alabama WR Julio Jones may be learning toward entering the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Don Kausler Jr., of The Birmingham News. Some sources close to the team say he is leaning towards it, but some of the information is conflicting.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Shaun Ellis (back), WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), OL Matt Slauson (thumb), CB Eric Smith (concussion) and OL Robert Turner (thumb) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 6.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (knee), WR Derrick Mason (abdominal, ankle), OT Michael Oher (knee, ankle) and WR David Reed (wrist) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 6.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 6, according to NewOrleansSaints.com.


Tight End

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said Thursday, Jan. 6, that TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) will fly to Seattle with the team, although it's still uncertain if he'll play in the wild-card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 8, reports Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "The news with Jimmy has been good in that in a day and a half, he's feeling a lot better than earlier in the week (when) there was certainly a lot more doubt," Payton said.

TE | David Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE David Thomas (knee), DE Alex Brown (shoulder) and LB Anthony Waters (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 6, according to NewOrleansSaints.com.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints TE Jeremy Shockey (groin) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 6, according to NewOrleansSaints.com.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Damien Woody | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle), DL Sione Pouha (back), DL Trevor Pryce (hip), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) and OT Damien Woody (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

OT | Ryan Diem | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes (hip), OG Jamey Richard (concussion), OT Ryan Diem (back), LB Clint Session (elbow), CBs Kelvin Hayden (neck) and Mike Newton (hamstring) and FS Al Afalava (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

OT | Michael Oher | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (knee), WR Derrick Mason (abdominal, ankle), OT Michael Oher (knee, ankle) and WR David Reed (wrist) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 6.

OT | Winston Justice | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Nick Cole (knee), TE Clay Harbor (abdomen), OT Winston Justice (knee), DL Trevor Laws (shoulder) and CB Asante Samuel (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 6.

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knees) and FS Nick Collins (ribs) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

OT | Wayne Hunter | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets OTs Damien Woody (knee) and Wayne Hunter split reps at right tackle in practice Thursday, Jan. 6, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger. Head coach Rex Ryan said he is not sure if Damien Woody will start in the team's Wild Card playoff game and will allow offensive line coach Bill Callahan to make the decision.


Guard

OG | Manuel Ramirez | Denver Broncos | Injury, Transaction
The Denver Broncos have signed FB Mike McLaughlin, OGs Shawn Murphy and Manuel Ramirez and OT Herb Taylor to future contracts, reports Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

OG | Matt Slauson | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Shaun Ellis (back), WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), OL Matt Slauson (thumb), CB Eric Smith (concussion) and OL Robert Turner (thumb) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 6.

OG | Jamey Richard | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes (hip), OG Jamey Richard (concussion), OT Ryan Diem (back), LB Clint Session (elbow), CBs Kelvin Hayden (neck) and Mike Newton (hamstring) and FS Al Afalava (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

OG | Brian Waters | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs WR Quinten Lawrence (illness) and OG Brian Waters (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

OG | Todd Herremans | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Stewart Bradley (elbow), OG Todd Herremans (calf) and OG Max Jean-Gilles (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

OG | Max Jean-Gilles | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Stewart Bradley (elbow), OG Todd Herremans (calf) and OG Max Jean-Gilles (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 6.


Defensive Line

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (thigh) is participating in practice Friday, Jan. 7, according to Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun.

DL | J.J. Watt | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt will leave school early and enter the 2011 NFL Draft, reports The Associated Press. Watt said the decision to forego his final year of eligibility with the Badgers was the most difficult decision of his life. He registered 21 tackles for a loss during the 2010 season.

DL | Marcell Dareus | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Alabama DE Marcell Dareus is foregoing his senior season of college and entering the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Don Kausler Jr., of The Birmingham News. Various draft gurus have projected him as a first-round selection. He plans to work out at a training facility in Arizona to prepare for the NFL Scouting Combine.

DL | Shaun Ellis | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Shaun Ellis (back), WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), OL Matt Slauson (thumb), CB Eric Smith (concussion) and OL Robert Turner (thumb) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 6.

DL | Trevor Pryce | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle), DL Sione Pouha (back), DL Trevor Pryce (hip), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) and OT Damien Woody (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

DL | Sione Pouha | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle), DL Sione Pouha (back), DL Trevor Pryce (hip), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) and OT Damien Woody (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OG Jaimie Thomas (ankle), DEs Dwight Freeney (rest) and Robert Mathis (rest) and DT Daniel Muir fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OG Jaimie Thomas (ankle), DEs Dwight Freeney (rest) and Robert Mathis (rest) and DT Daniel Muir fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

DL | Daniel Muir | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OG Jaimie Thomas (ankle), DEs Dwight Freeney (rest) and Robert Mathis (rest) and DT Daniel Muir fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

DL | Antonio Johnson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DT Antonio Johnson (chest) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

DL | Trevor Laws | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Nick Cole (knee), TE Clay Harbor (abdomen), OT Winston Justice (knee), DL Trevor Laws (shoulder) and CB Asante Samuel (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 6.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DLs Cullen Jenkins (calf) and Ryan Pickett (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (shin) and CB Charles Woodson (toe) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DLs Cullen Jenkins (calf) and Ryan Pickett (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (shin) and CB Charles Woodson (toe) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

DL | Alex Brown | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE David Thomas (knee), DE Alex Brown (shoulder) and LB Anthony Waters (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 6, according to NewOrleansSaints.com.

DL | Anthony Hargrove | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (ankle), DL Anthony Hargrove (knee), Danny Clark (hamstring) and FS Malcolm Jenkins (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 6, according to NewOrleansSaints.com.

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DE Aaron Smith (triceps) will not be able to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game and if the team reaches the AFC Championship game, his availability for that game is also in question, reports Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Smith has been practicing with the team this week and they want to give Smith the opportunity to show he could be able to play at some point during the playoffs. The team could decide to place Smith on Injured Reserve if they believe he will not be able to help them in the playoffs.


Linebacker

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (knee) is participating in practice Friday, Jan. 7, according to Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun.

LB | Chad Greenway | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings might consider slapping a franchise tag on LB Chad Greenway for one year at a hefty salary, possibly negotiating a longer-term deal during the season, reports Jeremy Fowler, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Greenway led the team with 143 tackles in 2010.

LB | Bryan Thomas | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle), DL Sione Pouha (back), DL Trevor Pryce (hip), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) and OT Damien Woody (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

LB | Clint Session | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes (hip), OG Jamey Richard (concussion), OT Ryan Diem (back), LB Clint Session (elbow), CBs Kelvin Hayden (neck) and Mike Newton (hamstring) and FS Al Afalava (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

LB | Tavares Gooden | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe (head), LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder), LB Jameel McClain (back), S Ed Reed (chest), CB Josh Wilson (head) and S Tom Zbikowski (back) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

LB | Stewart Bradley | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Stewart Bradley (elbow), OG Todd Herremans (calf) and OG Max Jean-Gilles (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DLs Cullen Jenkins (calf) and Ryan Pickett (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (shin) and CB Charles Woodson (toe) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

LB | Anthony Waters | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE David Thomas (knee), DE Alex Brown (shoulder) and LB Anthony Waters (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 6, according to NewOrleansSaints.com.

LB | Danny Clark | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (ankle), DL Anthony Hargrove (knee), Danny Clark (hamstring) and FS Malcolm Jenkins (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 6, according to NewOrleansSaints.com.


Cornerback

CB | Janoris Jenkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida CB Janoris Jenkins has decided to enter the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Joe Schad, of ESPN.

CB | Patrick Robinson | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said Thursday, Jan. 6, that CB Patrick Robinson, CB Leigh Torrance and SS Pierson Prioleau might see bigger roles if CB Malcolm Jenkins (knee) is held out of the wild-card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 8, reports NewOrleansSaints.com. "I have no problem with Patrick (Robinson). He has come a long way," Williams said. "We have won games with him. I have no problems with playing Pierson Prioleau. We play a different style when we have to play Prioleau. We could play SS Roman Harper down there. You have seen us put Roman Harper there."

CB | Antonio Cromartie | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Shaun Ellis (back), WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), OL Matt Slauson (thumb), CB Eric Smith (concussion) and OL Robert Turner (thumb) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 6.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle), DL Sione Pouha (back), DL Trevor Pryce (hip), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) and OT Damien Woody (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes (hip), OG Jamey Richard (concussion), OT Ryan Diem (back), LB Clint Session (elbow), CBs Kelvin Hayden (neck) and Mike Newton (hamstring) and FS Al Afalava (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Cincinnati Bengals | Draft, Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals may look to draft a cornerback in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft if they decide not to re-sign impending free-agent CB Johnathan Joseph or place the franchise tag on him, reports Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com.

CB | Josh Wilson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe (head), LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder), LB Jameel McClain (back), S Ed Reed (chest), CB Josh Wilson (head) and S Tom Zbikowski (back) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Nick Cole (knee), TE Clay Harbor (abdomen), OT Winston Justice (knee), DL Trevor Laws (shoulder) and CB Asante Samuel (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 6.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DLs Cullen Jenkins (calf) and Ryan Pickett (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (shin) and CB Charles Woodson (toe) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

CB | Drayton Florence | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
Buffalo Bills impending free-agent CB Drayton Florence said he is open to re-signing with the Bills if they are interest in bringing him back, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com.


Strong Safety

SS | Pierson Prioleau | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said Thursday, Jan. 6, that CB Patrick Robinson, CB Leigh Torrance and SS Pierson Prioleau might see bigger roles if CB Malcolm Jenkins (knee) is held out of the wild-card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 8, reports NewOrleansSaints.com. "I have no problem with Patrick (Robinson). He has come a long way," Williams said. "We have won games with him. I have no problems with playing Pierson Prioleau. We play a different style when we have to play Prioleau. We could play SS Roman Harper down there. You have seen us put Roman Harper there."

SS | Atari Bigby | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers FB Korey Hall (knee), LB Frank Zombo (knee) and SS Atari Bigby (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.


Free Safety

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DL Shaun Ellis (back), WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), OL Matt Slauson (thumb), CB Eric Smith (concussion) and OL Robert Turner (thumb) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 6.

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe (head), LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder), LB Jameel McClain (back), S Ed Reed (chest), CB Josh Wilson (head) and S Tom Zbikowski (back) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

FS | Nick Collins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knees) and FS Nick Collins (ribs) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

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