Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 15, 2011 @ 13:54:34 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Daunte Culpepper | UFL | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers will work out free-agent QB Daunte Culpepper (Lions) Monday, Aug. 15.

QB | Drew Stanton | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton (elbow) was sidelined from practice Sunday, Aug. 14, due to a punctured elbow that required two stitches. "(He) didn't work yesterday, didn't work today," head coach Jim Schwartz said.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said he still expects quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to be his starting quarterback for Week 1 of the regular season. He noted that the team wants rookie QB Jake Locker to keep pushing Hasselbeck for the starting job.

QB | Chad Henne | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano indicated QB Matt Moore is really not competing with QB Chad Henne for the starting quarterback during the preseason. It is believed that Henne would have to really struggle and Moore would have to play extremely well for there to be a quarterback competition.


Running Back

RB | Bernard Scott | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Bernard Scott (hamstring) has been sidelined since the team's first practice, but he might return to individual workouts Monday, Aug. 15.

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain (hand) will visit a hand specialist Monday, Aug. 15. His status for returning to the field will be updated after the visit.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) practiced for the first time Saturday, Aug. 13, and said he was not feeling any soreness Sunday, Aug. 14. "I kind of got that feel back getting hit. Today was no soreness, no setbacks. No nothing," Jones-Drew said.

He said he has little doubt he will be able to play at a high level for Week 1 of the regular season. "As long as I feel healthy, I'll be able to roll. I feel totally different, because there's no pain at all. I think that's the biggest thing, because no matter how tough it is, or how sharp the pain is or how dull the pain is, it's pain. This year, there is no pain. It's just going out there and playing like I'd been playing the first couple of years without it," he added.

He practiced again Sunday, but head coach Jack Del Rio said Jones-Drew will not play in the team's next preseason game. Jones-Drew would like to see some preseason play, but it is not clear at this time if that will happen.

RB | Mikel Leshoure | Detroit Lions | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions have placed RB Mikel Leshoure (Achilles') on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot) is expected to return to practice this week.

WR | Denarius Moore | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore could be the team's punt returner Week 1. Moore has shown promise in the role during training camp.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions RB Maurice Morris (hand), DT Nick Fairley (foot), OT Jeff Backus (pectoral), WR Titus Young (hamstring), CB Alphonso Smith (foot), DT Andre Fluellen (hand), S Randy Phillips (shoulder), OT Jason Fox (foot), WR Calvin Johnson (shoulder) and CB Chris Houston (groin) are not participating in practice Monday, Aug. 15.

WR | Mike Sims-Walker | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said WR Mike Sims-Walker (groin) has a sore groin and will be doubtful for the team's preseason game this week. There is no MRI currently scheduled for the injury, however.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (knee) said he "definitely" anticipates playing in the team's next preseason game after missing the preseason opener. "It's just going to be a matter of managing it and getting it football-ready," Colston said.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Mike X. Williams (toe) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 14. He missed the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 11 due to a sprained toe.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (Ravens) will visit with the New England Patriots Monday, Aug. 15.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak may decide against playing WR Andre Johnson (finger) in the first preseason game Monday, Aug. 15, because of Johnson's injured finger.

WR | Carlton Mitchell | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said WR Carlton Mitchell (finger) will miss a few weeks after undergoing surgery on his finger.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot) said he hopes to be able to play in the final preseason game but the team is being cautious with him because they do not want him to re-break his foot.


Tight End

TE | Benjamin Watson | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns TE Benjamin Watson (hamstring), LB Scott Fujita (thigh) and FS T.J. Ward (teeth) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 15. DL Brian Schaefering (foot) left practice after having his foot stepped on.

TE | Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) was back on the practice field Sunday, Aug. 14. He missed a handful of practices, and sat out during the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 12, against the Cincinnati Bengals. "Brandon, it was good to have him back. He did a great job," head coach Jim Schwartz said.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) was able to return to a full practice Sunday, Aug. 14. Gates said it was a "really, really good sign for me. It actually put a smile on my face."

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (knee) may not be ready for the start of the regular season, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. Cooley has been dealing with a knee injury.


Place Kicker

PK | Lawrence Tynes | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (thigh) underwent an MRI, which revealed a thigh bruise. It is not clear how much time he may miss, but the Giants may add another kicker in the next few days to handle kicking duties while Tynes is sidelined.


Offensive Tackle

OT | David Stewart | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans OT David Stewart (hamstring) is day-to-day with a hamstring injury.

OT | Oniel Cousins | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OL Marshal Yanda (back spasms) remained out of practice Sunday, Aug. 14. He is being replaced by OL Oniel Cousins at right guard while rookie OL Jah Reid works at right tackle.

OT | Jah Reid | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OL Marshal Yanda (back spasms) remained out of practice Sunday, Aug. 14. He is being replaced by OL Oniel Cousins at right guard while rookie OL Jah Reid works at right tackle.

OT | Tony Ugoh | Free Agent | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have released OT Tony Ugoh.


Guard

OG | Marshal Yanda | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OL Marshal Yanda (back spasms) remained out of practice Sunday, Aug. 14. He is being replaced by OL Oniel Cousins at right guard while rookie OL Jah Reid works at right tackle.

OG | Chris Kemoeatu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
The Pittsburgh Steelers have activated OG Chris Kemoeatu (knee) from the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Defensive Line

DL | Roy Miller | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Roy Miller (knee) will not play in the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 18, because of a knee injury.

DL | Brian Price | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said DT Brian Price (pelvis, hamstring) will take part in individual drills during practice Monday, Aug. 15. Morris said Price could be a month away from playing.

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions RB Maurice Morris (hand), DT Nick Fairley (foot), OT Jeff Backus (pectoral), WR Titus Young (hamstring), CB Alphonso Smith (foot), DT Andre Fluellen (hand), S Randy Phillips (shoulder), OT Jason Fox (foot), WR Calvin Johnson (shoulder) and CB Chris Houston (groin) are not participating in practice Monday, Aug. 15.

DL | Jonathan Fanene | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals DL Jonathan Fanene (undisclosed) is expected to return to practice Monday, Aug. 15.

DL | Pat Sims | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DL Pat Sims (knee) is expected to make the roster, but it's uncertain when he'll be able to return to practice due to a knee injury.

DL | Terrence Cody | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DL Terrence Cody (ankle) was back in action Sunday, Aug. 14, taking part in practice. Head coach John Harbaugh said Cody had an ankle issue the previous day.


Linebacker

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (foot) is considered questionable for the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 19, because of tendinitis in his left foot.

LB | Aaron Maybin | Free Agent | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills have waived LB Aaron Maybin.

LB | Scott Fujita | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns TE Benjamin Watson (hamstring), LB Scott Fujita (thigh) and FS T.J. Ward (teeth) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 15. DL Brian Schaefering (foot) left practice after having his foot stepped on.

LB | London Fletcher | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins LB London Fletcher (hamstring) and FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (hamstring) are sitting out practice Monday, Aug. 15.

LB | Clint Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OT Alex Barron (knee), LB Ezra Butler (hamstring, sports hernia), DL Jeff Charleston (ankle), LB Ramon Humber (quadriceps), LB Clint Ingram (hamstring) and DL Tom Johnson (calf) were each missing from practice Sunday, Aug. 14.

LB | Keith Rivers | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals LB Keith Rivers (wrist) is nursing a wrist injury, and he might be forced to start the season on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list.

LB | Tavares Gooden | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Tavares Gooden (neck) played in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 11, even though he has a neck injury. Gooden said the neck injury is similar to the one he had last training camp.


Cornerback

CB | Ashton Youboty | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent CB Ashton Youboty (Bills). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

CB | Eric Wright | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Eric Wright (leg) suffered a right leg injury in practice Monday, Aug. 15. Wright took himself out of practice and had the inside of his right leg stretched. He went back in, then took himself out a few plays later. Wright later had his right groin wrapped with ice.

CB | Aaron Berry | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Aaron Berry took first-team reps in place of injured CB Chris Houston (groin) Monday, Aug. 15.

CB | Tracy Porter | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints CB Tracy Porter (knee) made his first practice appearance of camp Sunday, Aug. 14. Porter had knee surgery after the regular season in 2010.

CB | Aqib Talib | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (hamstring) has a minor hamstring injury and did not practice Sunday, Aug. 14. S Ahmad Black (ankle) has a high ankle sprain and will be evaluated on a weekly basis.


Strong Safety

SS | Renaldo Hill | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots are expected to work out free-agents SS Renaldo Hill (Broncos) and FS Darren Sharper (Saints) Monday, Aug. 15.

SS | Ahmad Black | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (hamstring) has a minor hamstring injury and did not practice Sunday, Aug. 14. S Ahmad Black (ankle) has a high ankle sprain and will be evaluated on a weekly basis.


Free Safety

FS | T.J. Ward | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns TE Benjamin Watson (hamstring), LB Scott Fujita (thigh) and FS T.J. Ward (teeth) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 15. DL Brian Schaefering (foot) left practice after having his foot stepped on.

FS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins LB London Fletcher (hamstring) and FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (hamstring) are sitting out practice Monday, Aug. 15.

FS | Darren Sharper | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots are expected to work out free-agents SS Renaldo Hill (Broncos) and FS Darren Sharper (Saints) Monday, Aug. 15.

FS | Gibril Wilson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals FS Gibril Wilson (knee) was unable to play in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 12, and the team isn't really sure where he fits in until he plays.

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