Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 1, 2011 @ 09:13:30 PDT



QB | Todd Collins | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears will not look to re-sign impending free-agent QB Todd Collins this offseason, reports Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune.

QB | Greg McElroy | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
University of Alabama QB Greg McElroy (hand) met with another doctor about his hand injury and the doctor determined that McElroy does not have a broken hand but may have a deep contusion, reports Chase Goodbread, of The Tuscaloosa News. McElroy still will not be able to throw at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Running Back

RB | Tashard Choice | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Tashard Choice (hand) said he was playing the final month of the season with a broken hand, reports Josh Ellis, of Choice said the injury will not need surgery, but he is wearing a protective bandage over the injured bone.

RB | Cedric Benson | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent RB Cedric Benson said he agrees to with team's decision to fire offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski, reports Geoff Hobson, of "It's good to see the Bengals making some moves," Benson said. "It's not just about going back to that '09 style, but being able to fit everything together and use our talent. And we've got a lot of talent and I don't see any drop off if those guys don't come back."

Wide Receiver

WR | Mardy Gilyard | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Mardy Gilyard (wrist) is recovering from wrist surgery done in mid-January, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Gilyard had pins inserted in the wrist, and the wrist placed in a cast. The team's medical staff is hopeful he'll be available for minicamp in the spring.

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Steve E. Smith (knee) likely will take things slow during training camp next season because of the microfracture surgery he had on his knee, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of

Offensive Tackle

OT | Jared Gaither | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens are scheduled to meet with impending free-agent OT Jared Gaither in the near future to discuss a new contract, a source told Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network.


OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Free Agents
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had a conversation with impending free-agent Logan Mankins after the Pro Bowl to talk about Mankin's future with the team, reports Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald.

Defensive Line

DL | Chris Long | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams DL Chris Long (thumb) is recovering from surgery to repair a late-season thumb injury, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DE Aaron Smith (triceps) will not be able to play in Super Bowl XLV, sources told Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

DL | Ray Edwards | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings likely will not be able to re-sign impending free-agent DE Ray Edwards this offseason because he is looking for a big money contract, reports Jeremy Fowler, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.


LB | Chris Chamberlain | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams LB Chris Chamberlain (ankle) had calcium deposits cleaned out of his ankle shortly after the conclusion of the regular season, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


CB | Ron Bartell | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams CB Ron Bartell (foot) is on the mend after having a bone spur removed from his foot after the regular season, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

CB | Jerome Murphy | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams CB Jerome Murphy (finger) had surgery to repair a late-season finger injury shortly after the regular season concluded, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Murphy has already had pins removed which were inserted during the procedure.

Offensive Coordinator

OC | Bob Bratkowski | Free Agent | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals have fired offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

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