Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 15, 2011 @ 10:02:51 PDT


Running Back

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle) said he is doing fine after a minor procedue on his left ankle Saturday, Feb. 12, according to his official Twitter page. "Had a minor procedure everything went perfect, I will be ready to go soon! definitely by the season! I Cant wait til next season," Bradshaw posted Monday, Feb. 14.

Wide Receiver

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles') had surgery Monday, Feb. 14, to repair a torn Achilles' tendon and is facing at least six to eight months of recovery time, according to Jeff Legwold, of The Denver Post. General manager Brian Xanders said he hopes the team will have Thomas back in Denver for about a week at the end of the month to evaluate him before a potential March 4 lockout by league owners. Thomas likely will spend the next six weeks with his surgically repaired leg in a cast or splint and will not be able to put any weight on the leg. After the initial six weeks, he will begin the process of slowly getting back his flexibility and strength in the injured foot and ankle.

WR | Brandon Banks | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins WR Brandon Banks (abdomen) is expected to spend a third night in the hospital Monday, Feb. 14, but his agent said in a statement that Banks is expected to be released within 24 hours, reports Mike Jones, of The Washington Post. Banks suffered a wound to his abdomen when he was attacked by a man with a knife outside a D.C. nightclub over the weekend.

WR | Domenik Hixon | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Domenik Hixon (knee) is running at full speed after surgery in June to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in the team's minicamp, reports Michael Eisen, of "The day of surgery I started rehab," Hixon said. "As soon as I came out of surgery they put my leg into a machine. They gave it kind of the range of motion in the machine without me doing anything."

WR | Legedu Naanee | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Legedu Naanee was arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest at a shooting scene in Indianapolis, reports Naanee, 27, tried to walk through a crime scene that had been set up outside a downtown-Indianapolis Bar, according to the report. Officers told him to go the other direction, but he refused and cursed at an officer several times. After Naanee continued to refuse orders and leave the crime scene, he was placed under arrest. Naanee had to be pepper sprayed in the face after several attempts to put him into handcuffs failed. Even after the pepper spray, Naanee continued to resist and the officer had to knee him in the right side twice before police were able to handcuff him.


OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have placed the franchise tag on impending free-agent OG Logan Mankins, reports Adam Schefter, of

Defensive Line

DL | Trent Cole | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DL Trent Cole (elbow) underwent successful arthroscopic surgical debridement of his right elbow Monday, Feb. 14, the team announced Tuesday, Feb. 15.


LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison's (back) back surgery has been tentatively rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 21, according to

LB | DeMeco Ryans | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB DeMeco Ryans (Achilles') is working to rehab his injury four to five days per week at Reliant Stadium, and he is no longer wearing a cast or walking boot, reports Nick Scurfield, of Ryans, who suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in Week 6, has been working to rehab the injury for the past four months.


CB | Domonique Foxworth | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Domonique Foxworth (knee) said Monday, Feb. 14, that he has regained most of his speed, but still has more work left to do to make a complete recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered before the start of training camp last season, reports Aaron Wilson, of "I'm doing a lot better, and I could play right now if I had to," Foxworth said.

Free Safety

FS | Rod Woodson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Oakland Raiders assistant coach Rod Woodson said one of his first orders of business will be to pick up the phone and call pending free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha, who has credited Woodson for his development since the two were teammates during Asomugha's rookie season in 2003, according to Frank Tadych, of "Hopefully, Nnamdi will come back," Woodson said. "I think we're going to do some different things this year on a defensive side, some more looks, some more things for the corners to make plays, get them to face the football, hopefully, a little bit more so they can get interceptions, so they can be playmakers for this defense. If we can do that, and if we can get a Nnamdi Asomugha back in Oakland, one of the best corners in the National Football League, it makes my job a lot easier."

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