Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 8, 2011 @ 09:35:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said he believes QB David Garrard (back) may be able to participate in practice Monday, Aug. 8. Del Rio said he is not sure if Garrard will be able to play in the first preseason game.


Running Back

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
The Houston Texans are hopeful RB Arian Foster (hamstring) will return to practice Tuesday, Aug. 9.

RB | Mikel Leshoure | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (Achilles') has a torn Achilles' tendon. He will miss the 2011 season. Leshoure will have surgery to repair the tear in the near future.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) did not take part in the annual intrasquad scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 6.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RBs Arian Foster (hamstring) and Ben Tate (hamstring) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 7.

RB | Dion Lewis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles RB Dion Lewis (ankle), DT Antonio Dixon (knee) and CB Jorrick Calvin (elbow) participated in practice Sunday, Aug. 7.


Fullback

FB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Earnest Graham has been taking most of the third-down snaps during training camp, and he is the favorite to land the role. However, RB LeGarrette Blount has gotten a share of the third-down snaps, too. Blount feels he can handle the role, as he has worked hard on his pass blocking and receiving skills.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot) continues to be sidelined with a foot injury, and as a result his roster spot could be in jeopardy. WRs Greg Little, Jordan Norwood and Carlton Mitchell have all had strong camps to date.

WR | Brandon Banks | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Brandon Banks (knee) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 8.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, accompanied by agent Drew Rosenhaus, arrived at Philadelphia International Airport around 8pm ET Sunday, Aug. 7. Jackson is expected to report to camp Monday, Aug. 8.

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WRs Louis Murphy and Chaz Schilens are the favorites to start at wide receiver. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey has been extremely limited during training camp due to an undisclosed ailment.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Jerricho Cotchery (Jets) visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Aug. 7. It is believed he has other visits scheduled, too.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens do not appear to be aggressively pursuing free-agent WR Jerricho Cotchery (Jets). Cotchery's agent has talked to the team, but the team has hinted at pairing rookie WRs Tandon Doss and Torrey Smith with WR Anquan Boldin. "We did draft them because we thought they were guys that would get up to speed quickly," head coach John Harbaugh said.

WR | James Hardy | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR James Hardy is listed as the No. 4 receiver behind rookie WR Torrey Smith in a projected depth chart after the first full week of training camp. The depth chart is not an official release from the team.

WR | Steve E. Smith | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Steve E. Smith (knee) (Giants) will visit with him former team, the New York Giants, early this week. He'll meet with the front office and coaching staff, likely to discuss money and review his health as he returns from microfracture surgery on his knee. He has yet to sign or visit any teams since the lockout was resolved.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (finger) participated in practice Sunday, Aug. 7, and made several nice catches during practice.

WR | Donald Jones | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR Donald Jones (calf) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 6, because of a sore calf. Head coach Chan Gailey said Jones is expected to return to practice in a day or two.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot) is no longer in the walking boot after having foot surgery Tuesday, Aug. 2. He is still expected to miss around three weeks.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith said he happy with the way he will be used in the new offense this season because he will not be asked to run block as much as he did last season. "It is nice to have layers, have multiple sets, not to just be stacking to one spot for 70 plays. I get to line up in different spots. It's just refreshing. It's not saying, 'Well, we're going to move you around,' and then never do it. Here they're actually saying it and it's happening. It's not just me. It's other guys as well," Smith said.


Tight End

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (knee) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 8. Cooley missed three days after having fluid drained from his left knee.

TE | Luke Stocker | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (hip) is dealing with a hip injury, and he is likely to miss at least the first preseason game.

TE | Daniel Coats | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants have signed free-agent TE Daniel Coats (Broncos). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Gosder Cherilus | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OT Gosder Cherilus (knee) took limited snaps during contact run drills in practice Monday, Aug. 8. The Lions are being very careful not to overwork his recovering knee.

OT | Tony Ugoh | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OTs Corey Hilliard and Tony Ugoh are the starting offensive tackles for now, while OT Jeff Backus (chest) is out indefinitely, and Gosder Cherilus (knee) is on the mend. However, Ugoh isn't expected to make the final roster, as the team is hopeful Backus will return before the start of the regular season.


Offensive Line

OL | Ryan Clady | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OT Ryan Clady said the knee injury that hampered his play last season is completely healed and is looking to play like he did in the 2009 season when he made the All-Pro team.


Defensive Line

DL | Trent Cole | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DL Trent Cole (elbow) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 8.

DL | Aaron Kampman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Aaron Kampman (knee) did not participate in the team's annual intrasquad scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 6.


Linebacker

LB | Brian Cushing | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee) is still more than a week away from fully participating in practice. However, he's trying to get his surgically repaired knee strong enough by pushing a heavy sled up and down the field.

LB | Andre Carter | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent LB Andre Carter (Redskins) posted on his official Twitter page Sunday, Aug. 7, that he is joining the New England Patriots for the 2011 season.

LB | Tim Dobbins | Houston Texans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Houston Texans have signed free-agent LB Tim Dobbins (Dolphins). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

LB | Kelvin Sheppard | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said LB Kelvin Sheppard (hamstring) is still seven to 10 days away from returning to practice.


Cornerback

CB | Joe Haden | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 8, after missing the last two days.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha (leg) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 8, after sitting out practice Sunday, Aug. 7, with a sore leg.

CB | Aaron Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Aaron Williams (hand) left practice early Saturday, Aug. 6, after injuring his hand. Williams said on his Twitter page that he does not believe the injury is serious.


Strong Safety

SS | Adrian Wilson | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals SS Adrian Wilson (biceps) has a torn muscle in his bicep, but he is determined to try to play with it. Wilson will receive a second opinion.


Free Safety

FS | Nate Allen | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles FS Nate Allen (knee) was limited during practice Sunday, Aug. 7. He sat out practice Saturday, Aug. 6, because of offseason knee surgery.

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