Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 7, 2011 @ 09:33:26 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | David Garrard | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders may show interest in free-agent QB David Garrard (Jaguars) because he could be someone who could push QB Kyle Boller for the No. 2 quarterback job and help mentor QB Terrelle Pryor.

QB | John Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Arizona Cardinals QB John Skelton is listed as the primary backup to starter QB Kevin Kolb, ahead of QB Richard Bartel, heading into Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers.

QB | Luke McCown | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Jacksonville Jaguars released QB David Garrard Tuesday, Sept. 6, a move that will save the team $9 million this year. QB Luke McCown will serve as the starter heading into the season, with QB Blaine Gabbert backing him up.

QB | Rex Grossman | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Rex Grossman may be the starter entering the season, but his chances of making the full season as the starter are longer than the team's chances of making the playoffs in 2011, writes David Elfin, of CBSWashingtonDC.com. In the last 18 years, only three Washington quarterbacks - Jason Campbell (2008 and 2009), Brad Johnson (1999) and Gus Frerotte (1996) - were able to start all 16 games for the Redskins. At some point, it is believed QB John Beck will become the 20th starting quarterback for the Redskins in the last 19 years.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck) does not have the arm strength right now that is necessary to start a regular season game, and he developed more soreness in his neck over the weekend. However, there are no current plans for him to undergo another surgical procedure.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain is listed as the third running back behind RBs Tim Hightower and Roy Helu Jr. on the team's initial depth chart.

RB | Jacquizz Rodgers | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers is listed fourth on the team's first unofficial depth chart of the regular season behind RBs Michael Turner, Jason Snelling and Antone Smith.

RB | Tashard Choice | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Tashard Choice is not a certaintly to be active on gamedays, with RBs Felix Jones and DeMarco Murray ahead of him on the depth chart and likely to see the bulk of the touches. Choice was hurt by knee and calf injuries during the preseason.

RB | Delone Carter | Indianapolis Colts | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Indianapolis Colts have listed rookie RB Delone Carter as their No. 2 back behind starter Joseph Addai. RB Donald Brown is third on the team's depth chart.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jabar Gaffney | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Jabar Gaffney is listed as a starter on the team's initial depth chart.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent WR Laurent Robinson (Chargers), according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid confirmed on his radio show Tuesday, Sept. 6, that WRs DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin will be his punt returners heading into the regular season.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid confirmed on his radio show Tuesday, Sept. 6, that WRs DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin will be his punt returners heading into the regular season.

WR | Adrian Arrington | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WR Adrian Arrington (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, Sept. 6.

WR | Lance Moore | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore (groin) did not practice for a second consecutive day Tuesday, Sept. 6, due to a groin injury.

WR | Braylon Edwards | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Braylon Edwards was fined $50,000 Tuesday, Sept. 6, for violating the league's policy on Substances of Abuse. He has not been suspended by the NFL.

WR | Derek Hagan | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan (undisclosed) did not practice Monday, Sept. 5. Hagan said his injury is minor and that he will return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.


Tight End

TE | John Phillips | Dallas Cowboys | , Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys TE John Phillips might be used as the primary backup to TE Jason Witten in Week 1 against the New York Jets if TE Martellus Bennett (ankle) is inactive.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (ankle) was limited for a second consecutive day Tuesday, Sept. 6, with an ankle injury.


Place Kicker

PK | Garrett Hartley | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints PK Garrett Hartley (hip) missed practice for a second consecutive day Tuesday, Sept. 6. He is not expected to play during Week 1.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knee) was added to the team's injury report Tuesday, Sept. 6, after he was not able to participate in practice.


Guard

OG | Rex Hadnot | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Arizona Cardinals OG Rex Hadnot is listed atop the depth chart at right guard, ahead of OG Deuce Lutui.


Defensive Line

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said DL Justin Tuck (neck) is feeling better, although he did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 7. Tuck has dealt with a stinger in his neck for the past week.

DL | Gerard Warren | Free Agent | Transaction
The New England Patriots have released DT Gerard Warren.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (foot), LB Jonathan Goff (knee), DL Justin Tuck (neck) and DL Osi Umenyiora (knee) are listed on the team's mid-week injury report for Week 1.


Linebacker

LB | Lawrence Timmons | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons could be used at outside linebacker if the team suffers an injury to either of their starters.

LB | Jonathan Goff | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (foot), LB Jonathan Goff (knee), DL Justin Tuck (neck) and DL Osi Umenyiora (knee) are listed on the team's mid-week injury report for Week 1.

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants might look into signing free-agent LB Lofa Tatupu (Seahawks), as they search to bolster their middle linebacker position.

LB | Dhani Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants might pursue free-agent LB Dhani Jones (Bengals), as they're looking for help at middle linebacker.

LB | Keith Bulluck | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants might be interested in signing free-agent LB Keith Bulluck (Giants), who knows the system after playing with the Giants last season. The team is looking for depth at the middle linebacker position.

LB | Stewart Bradley | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Arizona Cardinals LB Paris Lenon remains a starter at inside linebacker, ahead of newcomer LB Stewart Bradley, heading into Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers.

LB | Kawika Mitchell | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
New York Giants LB Jonathan Goff (knee) will miss the entire 2011 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The team plans to sign free-agent LB Kawika Mitchell (Saints) to replace him.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo stated that the team has no immediate plans to trade LB Lance Briggs (knee) based on his request. "What he's doing is not something that hasn't been done here in Chicago and around the league," Angelo said. "We feel very, very confident that Lance's focus is going to be on the season and having a great year, and we'll just take care of our business when that time comes. And that'll be at the end of the year." Briggs returned to practice Monday, Sept. 5, and is expected to start in Week 1 of the regular season against the Atlanta Falcons.


Cornerback

CB | Shawntae Spencer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Shawntae Spencer (hamstring) is expected to participate in practice this week. He may see some playing time Week 1 but will not be starting in the game.

CB | Joselio Hanson | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed free-agent CB Joselio Hanson to a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (foot), LB Jonathan Goff (knee), DL Justin Tuck (neck) and DL Osi Umenyiora (knee) are listed on the team's mid-week injury report for Week 1.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit
Atlanta Falcons CB Kelvin Hayden, who recently signed on, is listed as the team's third right cornerback behind CBs Dunta Robinson and Chris Owens.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury,
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) is expected to be inactive for Week 1 against the New York Jets, according to a league source.

CB | Darius Butler | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers claimed CB Darius Butler (Patriots) off waivers Tuesday, Sept. 6. Butler is expected to practice with the team Wednesday, Sept. 7.

CB | Patrick Peterson | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson will start in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers after spending time as low as third on the depth chart during the preseason. He'll start at right cornerback, opposite Michael Adams. Peterson is also the team's top option as a punt returner.

CB | Davon House | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers CB Davon House (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 1 due to an ankle injury.


Free Safety

FS | Dashon Goldson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers FS Dashon Goldson (knee) is considered questionable for Week 1 because he is dealing with a sore knee. Goldson said he suffered the injury during practice last week and could not play in the final preseason game.

FS | James Sanders | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit
Atlanta Falcons FS James Sanders is listed as the backup to starter SS William Moore at strong safety.

FS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS LaRon Landry (Achilles') is expected to miss the start of the season, and possibly more time, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

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