Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 18, 2011 @ 09:40:48 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Chad Pennington | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins QB Chad Pennington (shoulder) said Monday, Jan. 17, that he plans to attempt a comeback from a fourth shoulder surgery during the offseason, reports Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post. "I'm going to make a run at it, and the reason I am is that I still have that fire inside," Pennington said. "I have to go out and see if my shoulder can respond. If it doesn't respond, I can live with that."

QB | Brett Favre | Retired | Transaction, Fantasy
Continuing a previous storyline, Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre, 41, officially filed his retirement papers with the league, reports The Associated Press. League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Favre has given the NFL his paper work. Favre has filed retirement papers in 2008 with the Green Bay Packers and in 2009 with the New York Jets. He could request reinstatement from the league at any time like he did in those situations.


Running Back

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints would like to retain RB Pierre Thomas, reports Charley Casserly, of CBS Sports. Thomas may be able to become an unrestricted free agent depending on what system is in place moving forward.


Wide Receiver

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Monday, Jan. 17, that the club might consider free-agent WR Plaxico Burress once he is released from prison in June, reports Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun. "I don't know Plaxico Burress at all, I've never met him, but we'd consider him," Harbaugh said. "We'd consider anybody. It just depends on where he's at. I'd like to find out what kind of person he is, to see where he's really at in his life."

WR | Brad Smith | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Monday, Jan. 17, that the Pittsburgh Steelers shouldn't expect to see WR Brad Smith (groin) in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 23, reports Mike Mazzeo, of ESPNNewYork.com. "(Smith) never played in [last Sunday's] game," Ryan said. "So I don't think they should plan on him playing." CB Antonio Cromartie would again likely return kicks if Smith is again inactive.

WR | Chad Ochocinco | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco may be interested in leaving Cincinnati to join the New England Patriots, reports Christopher Price, of WEEI.com. "PePe and Bill #EPIC," was tweeted by Ochocinco in response to a question from a Boston Herald reporter. PePe is one of Ochocinco's many nicknames. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Ochocinco have developed a friendship over the years. Belichick said he likes Ochocinco as a player and person, and Ochocinco said the two have a mutual respect for each other.

WR | Darvin Adams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Auburn junior WR Darvin Adams will forgo his senior season and will enter the 2011 NFL Draft, reports The Associated Press.


Tight End

TE | John Carlson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Jan. 17, that TE John Carlson (concussion) was returning to Seattle after being held overnight in a Chicago-area hospital for observations, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. He was injured in the NFC Divisional Round playoff loss against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Jan. 16. "I don't think there's a rhyme or reason to this one," Carroll said. "I mean John hit the ground with his head."


Defensive Line

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens DL Haloti Ngata is set to become a free agent, and he is a player head coach John Harbaugh feels the team must re-sign, reports Ken Murray, of The Baltimore Sun. "It's priority No. 1 to have Haloti Ngata here," Harbaugh said.

DL | Kris Jenkins | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DL Kris Jenkins (knee), on season-ending Injured Reserve, took a shot Monday, Jan. 17, at New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com. He called Brady the "Pretty Boy" quarterback. "You can do little stuff (during games), but it's hard because you have the Brady Rules now," Jenkins said. "You can't touch him. At the end of the day, if you're cocky and you have special rules and stuff, no one wants to hear it. Be quiet. Shut up, just keep it to yourself, if you've got special rules. If this was back in the day, when Lawrence Taylor could hit you, when we were allowed to hit you, hit you the way Derrick Thomas would, I don't think he'd be running around, acting like that."

DL | Gerard Warren | New England Patriots | Free Agents
New England Patriots impending free-agent DL Gerard Warren said he wants to play next season and hopes to re-sign with the Patriots, reports ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss.


Linebacker

LB | Tavares Gooden | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder) said Monday, Jan. 17, that he is expected to undergo surgery next week in Florida to repair his dislocated left shoulder and torn labrum, reports Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun. "I'll be at camp, I'll definitely be back for camp," Gooden said.

LB | Sergio Kindle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Sergio Kindle (head) said Monday, Jan. 17, that he needs to "grow up" after a strange 2010 rookie season which saw him fail to play a regular season down, reports Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun. "I just have to make better decisions. Grow up and be a man because that's what it takes to be in the NFL," Kindle said. "You have to be a man, not only in football."

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (shoulder) suffered a right shoulder injury in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 15, reports Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Harrison would be in some discomfort this week, but he is expected to play in the AFC Championship Game against the New York Jets Sunday, Jan. 23.

LB | Rob Ninkovich | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots LB Rob Ninkovich (knee) suffered a torn lateral collateral ligament during the team's Divisional Round playoff game, reports Jeff Howe, of NESN.com. He will not need to undergo surgery but will need six to eight weeks of rehab.


Cornerback

CB | Marcus Trufant | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Jan. 17, that CB Marcus Trufant (concussion) was returning to Seattle after being held overnight in a Chicago-area hospital for observations, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. He was injured in the NFC Divisional Round playoff loss against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Jan. 16. "Tru just nailed a guy on a flat route and hit him right in the knee with his head," Carroll said.

CB | Drew Coleman | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Drew Coleman (knee) came off a corner blitz Sunday, Jan. 16, in the AFC Divisional Round game against the New England Patriots, soared through the air and flipped over as he sacked QB Tom Brady, reports Mike Mazzeo, of ESPNNewYork.com. "I felt pretty good today," Coleman said Monday, Jan. 17. He had a precautionary MRI on his knee Thursday, Jan. 13, but was obviously cleared to play after the tests showed no structural damage.

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