Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 9, 2011 @ 11:59:34 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Donovan McNabb | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings QB Donovan McNabb (wrist), TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) and CB Chris Cook (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel (rib) and OG Ryan Lilja (undisclosed) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Updating an ongoing story, the Indianapolis Colts said it is not known when QB Peyton Manning (neck) will be able to return but he will stay on the active roster until there is a better idea of his recovery process. The rehab from his single level anterior fusion surgery is usually an involved process. The team said two of its players had the same surgery last offseason and were able to return to playing.


Running Back

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Arian Foster (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 9, but has taken a big step forward in his rehab. Foster will still be a game-time decision for Week 1. Kubiak said he will work Foster out Saturday, Sept. 10, to see where his progress is at this point.

RB | Derrick Ward | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Derrick Ward would start Week 1 if RB Arian Foster (hamstring) is not able to play in the game.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew, FB Greg Jones, DT Tyson Alualu and CB Rashean Mathis fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 8. All four were limited Wednesday, Sept. 8, because of non-injury related reasons.

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain (hand), WRs Brandon Banks (knee) and Donte' Stallworth (shoulder) and FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

RB | Marion Barber III | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

RB | Daniel Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the Miami Dolphins are closely monitoring rookie RB Daniel Thomas (hamstring) after he suffered a hamstring injury Wednesday, Sept. 7. The team re-signed RB Larry Johnson because of Thomas' injury. Thomas is considered day to day right now, and the team is not anywhere close to ruling him out for their Week 1 game against the New England Patriots. The addition of Johnson gives the team an insurance policy incase Thomas is unavailable to play.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RBs Knowshon Moreno and Willis McGahee are both expected to see a lot of playing time during Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders. "We're going to roll them. They're going to play and if one of them is tired, the other one is going in. Then we'll just keep them going. Both of them are going to play plenty of snaps, but we're not going to worry about counting snaps with them. If someone is in there playing and they're on a roll, then they're going to stay in. When they need to come out, then they're going to come out," said offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. "Not necessarily 'who's hot', but at the time in certain situations you're going to have certain plays for everybody. That's the game ... it doesn't mean that we're going to put Willis in for a play and then take him out and put Knowshon in for a play. We're just going to let them roll. They both can do everything and we're fortunate to have both of them."

RB | Stevan Ridley | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley (ankle) and RB Shane Vereen (hamstring) were limited participants during practice Thursday, Sept. 8. WR Taylor Price (hamstring) was also limited during workouts.

RB | Bernard Scott | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap (knee) and RB Bernard Scott (hamstring) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles may consider signing RB LeSean McCoy to a contract extension during the season if he continues to play like he did last season.


Wide Receiver

WR | Steve E. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Steve E. Smith (knee) said he expects to play Week 1 even if it is a limited role. Head coach Andy Reid said there is chance Smith plays in the game.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (shoulder) appeared to have injured his shoulder at some point during Week 1 because he was favoring the shoulder during the last drive of the game. The team did not reveal an injury report after the game.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) made it through a second straight full practice Thursday, Sept. 8, but it is unclear what role he'll play in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks.

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson has already ruled out WR Louis Murphy (groin, hamstring) for Week 1 against the Denver Broncos.

WR | Denarius Moore | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WRs Denarius Moore and Chaz Schilens worked with the second-team offense in the portion of practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, which is viewable by the media.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WRs Jacoby Ford and Derek Hagan were the wide receivers with the first-team offense at practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

WR | James Hardy | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens reach an injury settlement with WR James Hardy (undisclosed) and released him from their Injured Reserve list.

WR | Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 8. Rice has missed the last three practices so his status for Week 1 is uncertain.

WR | Donnie Avery | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers worked out free-agent WR Donnie Avery (Rams) Thursday, Sept. 8.

WR | Jonathan Baldwin | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin (thumb) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (thigh) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (foot) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.

WR | Derrick Mason | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.


Tight End

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.

TE | Kevin Boss | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders TE Kevin Boss (knee) and SS Michael Mitchell (knee) were missing from practice again Thursday, Sept. 8, and they might not play in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos if they can't get meaningful practice time before the weekend.

TE | Desmond Clark | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Chicago Bears reach an injury settlement with TE Desmond Clark (undisclosed) and released him from their Injured Reserve list.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings QB Donovan McNabb (wrist), TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) and CB Chris Cook (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

TE | Benjamin Watson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns Chris Gocong (shoulder), OT Tony Pashos (ankle) and TE Benjamin Watson (hip) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

TE | Michael Hoomanawanui | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui (calf) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow (undisclosed) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 8.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jeff Otah | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OT Jeff Otah (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 1. Head coach Ron Rivera said he gave Otah a day to rest his knee and expects him to play Week 1.

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (knee) was able to start in the regular season opener Thursday, Sept. 8, against the New Orleans Saints.

OT | Eben Britton | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Zach X. Miller (knee), OT Eben Britton (back) and DE Aaron Kampman (knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

OT | Phil Loadholt | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 8, but the absence was not injury related.

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OL Sebastian Vollmer (back) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

OT | Tyron Smith | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett (ankle), CB Terence Newman (groin), WR Laurent Robinson (hamstring) and OT Tyron Smith (knee) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 8.


Guard

OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (toe) as limited during practice Friday, Sept. 9. He is listed as probable for Week 1.

OG | Robert Gallery | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OG Robert Gallery (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 8. Gallery has missed the last three practices so his status for Week 1 is uncertain.


Defensive Line

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with DT Jay Ratliff on a five-year contract extension worth $40 million with $18 million in guaranteed money.

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Justin Tuck (neck) was participating during the media access portion of practice Friday, Sept. 9, and did not appear to be limited. His status for Week 1 is uncertain at this point.

DL | Chris Clemons | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks DL Chris Clemons (ankle) tweaked his ankle in the walk-through Thursday, Sept. 8. It's the same ankle he had surgery on during the offseason. "He just tweaked his ankle a little bit in walk-through if you can believe that," defensive coordinator Gus Bradley said.

DL | Aaron Kampman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Zach X. Miller (knee), OT Eben Britton (back) and DE Aaron Kampman (knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DEs Osi Umenyiora (knee) and Justin Tuck (neck), LB Jonathan Goff (knee) and CB Prince Amukamara (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

DL | Corey Wootton | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears DE Corey Wootton (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

DL | James Hall | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DE James Hall (back) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (foot) and OT Jason Fox (foot) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

DL | Carlos Dunlap | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap (knee) and RB Bernard Scott (hamstring) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.


Linebacker

LB | Pisa Tinoisamoa | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (Bears) may not join a team for a few more weeks because he is expected to allow his surgically repaired knee to heal before returning. The Chicago Bears may be interested in Tinoisamoa once he is ready to return.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.

LB | K.J. Wright | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB K.J. Wright took most of the reps at middle linebacker with the first unit in practice Thursday, Sept. 8, with LB David Hawthorne (knee) limited. "K.J.'s been getting the majority of the reps," defensive coordinator Gus Bradley said. "And he's been playing really well in the preseason, so hopefully - I don't know what's the latest with the trainers - but whatever the case I think the team has a lot of confidence in K.J."

LB | Tully Banta-Cain | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Updating a previous report, free-agent LB Tully Banta-Cain (Patriots) (abdominal) worked out for the team Thursday, Sept. 8, and he passed a physical. The physical was considered key because Banta-Cain had surgery in late July for an abdominal injury.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears DT Anthony Adams (calf), RB Kahlil Bell (knee), LB Lance Briggs (knee), S Chris Conte (head), TE Kellen Davis (back), WR Sam Hurd (ankle), OL Patrick Mannelly (calf) and S Craig Steltz (hip) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.

LB | Mario Williams | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Antoine Caldwell (ankle), DT Earl Mitchell (knee), SS Glover Quin (head), LB Brooks Reed (wrist), LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow, ankle), OL Jonathan Weeks (ankle) and LB Mario Williams (groin, Achilles') practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.


Cornerback

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel (shoulder) tweaked his shoulder during practice Friday, Sept. 9, but should be fine. He is expected to be listed as probable for Week 1.

CB | Shawntae Spencer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Tarell Brown is expected to start at right cornerback in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks over CB Shawntae Spencer (hamstring).

CB | Tramon Williams | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers CB Tramon Williams (arm) left in the fourth quarter of the Week 1 game Thursday, Sept. 8, against the New Orleans Saints due to an arm injury. He was holding his right hand as he left the field. The exact source and severity of the injury is uncertain.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew, FB Greg Jones, DT Tyson Alualu and CB Rashean Mathis fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 8. All four were limited Wednesday, Sept. 8, because of non-injury related reasons.

CB | Dunta Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (knee, shoulder), C Rob Bruggeman (concussion), OT Tyson Clabo (elbow), CB Dunta Robinson (hamstring) and DE Lawrence Sidbury (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.

CB | Leigh Bodden | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Leigh Bodden (hand) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets TE Jeff Cumberland (hamstring), DL Marcus Dixon (knee), DL Kenrick Ellis (hamstring), RB Joe McKnight (illness), OL Brandon Moore (illness), DL Ropati Pitoitua (ankle), DL Sione Pouha (knee) and CB Darrelle Revis (hip) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys C Phil Costa (knee) and CB Mike Jenkins (neck, knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett (ankle), CB Terence Newman (groin), WR Laurent Robinson (hamstring) and OT Tyron Smith (knee) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 8.


Strong Safety

SS | Adrian Wilson | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals TE Rob Housler (groin), CB Korey Lindsey (illness), WR DeMarco Sampson (hamstring), QB John Skelton (ankle), RB Alfonso Smith (hamstring) and S Adrian Wilson (biceps) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.


Free Safety

FS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS LaRon Landry (Achilles') has been ruled out for Week 1.

FS | Madieu Williams | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers FS Madieu Williams is likely to get the start in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks with FS Dashon Goldson (knee) expected to sit.

FS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain (hand), WRs Brandon Banks (knee) and Donte' Stallworth (shoulder) and FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

FS | T.J. Ward | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Joshua Cribbs (hamstring), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot), WR Carlton Mitchell (finger), S T.J. Ward (hamstring) and S Usama Young (hamstring) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.

FS | Antoine Bethea | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts S Antoine Bethea (hamstring) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.

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