Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 6, 2012 @ 10:15:22 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | David Garrard | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB David Garrard was listed as the No. 1 quarterback on the team's first preseason depth chart released Monday, Aug. 6.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson received reps with the first-team offense during a scrimmage Sunday, Aug. 5. Head coach Pete Carroll has not announced a starting quarterback for the team's preseason opener; however, Jackson figures to get the first crack with the starters.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said QB Kevin Kolb (chest) could return to practice this week after suffering a bruised chest in the Hall of Fame game Sunday, Aug. 5. "He has a bruise in his chest and that makes it kind of tough to rotate, move," Whisenhunt said. "I think he'll probably be practicing sometime this week."

QB | Chase Daniel | New Orleans Saints | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 4-of-5 passes for 41 yards in four minutes of action in the Hall of Fame preseason game Sunday, Aug. 5, against the Arizona Cardinals. QB Chase Daniel played a majority of the game, completing 15-of-20 passes for 203 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Daniel also led the team in rushing with 17 yards on five totes.

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) said he is still not 100 percent recovered from the ankle injury he suffered last season and it is something he is managing during practice. "It's close," Bradford said. "I think it's as good as it's going to feel. It's something that we're managing right now. I've been able to take every snap so far without any setbacks and I think that's a positive sign."


Running Back

RB | Javarris Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys signed free-agent RB Javarris Williams (Texans) Monday, Aug. 6. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden said he is desperately trying to stay healthy in 2012. McFadden has suffered injuries in all four of his pro seasons. "It drives me crazy. I want to go out there and prove I can stay healthy a full season," McFadden said.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said the offense needs to be more versatile, which is why they will incorporate more passing in 2012. "I really think that in the National Football League, when you have to run the football, there's going to be times that it happens in the season, you're going to have to be able to do it," Smith said. "That's why we've got Michael Turner, but it is a spacing game now. And when we say a spacing game, it is about throwing the football and being able to move the ball through the air. You've got to have the weapons, so our identity is we want to be as explosive as we can, both running and throwing the football."

RB | Taiwan Jones | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring) left practice Sunday, Aug. 5, with a hamstring injury. Jones does not think the injury will keep him out for long.

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe, knee) had four carries for 14 yards and a touchdown run in the Hall of Fame preseason game Sunday, Aug. 5, against the Arizona Cardinals. Ingram has been practicing one day, and then limited the next day.

RB | Travaris Cadet | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Travaris Cadet posted eight receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown in the Hall of Fame preseason game Sunday, Aug. 5, against the Arizona Cardinals. Cadet wasn't as adept running the ball, as he was stuffed for minus-3 yards on six carries.

RB | Alfonso Smith | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
With Arizona Cardinals RBs Beanie Wells (knee) and Ryan Williams (knee) sidelined for the Hall of Fame preseason game Sunday, Aug. 5, against the New Orleans Saints, RB Alfonso Smith took advantage of the extra work. He impressed with eight carries for 46 yards and a rushing touchdown. Smith is in the mix for the No. 3 tailback job. His competition for the job, RB LaRod Stephens-Howling, posted 25 rushing yards on four carries. William Powell had 10 carries, but he managed just 31 yards. He also had three grabs for 26 yards.

RB | Shane Vereen | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen appears to coming around after a slow start to training camp. He is fighting with RB Stevan Ridley for the No. 1 tailback job.

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Fantasy
The New York Jets plan to be more physical on offense, and they'll concentrate more on running the football. After being a primarily zone-running team with former offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and Bill Callahan, new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano plans to put a greater emphasis on gap-scheme plays. He wants the team to thrive as a power running team, with the offensive linemen knocking defenders off the ball and the running backs like RB Shonn Greene plowing straight ahead at a designated gap. "We can lead this league in rushing again," running backs coach Anthony Lynn said. "I have no question."

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said RB Matt Forte (thumb) briefly left practice Sunday, Aug. 5, because of a thumb injury but everything is fine.

RB | Marc Tyler | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB Marc Tyler (shoulder) will wear a brace on his injured shoulder and expects to participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 5.

RB | Phillip Tanner | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner (hand) traveled to Dallas to have surgery on his broken hand.

RB | Richard Medlin | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction, Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons have signed free-agent RB Richard Medlin (Dolphins). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Mario Fannin | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos RB Mario Fannin (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during a scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 4, and is expected to miss the entire 2012 season.

RB | Kareem Huggins | Free Agent | Transaction
The New England Patriots have released RB Kareem Huggins.


Wide Receiver

WR | Denarius Moore | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore (hamstring) is not practicing Monday, Aug. 6.

WR | David Little | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys signed free-agent WR David Little Monday, Aug. 6. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | A.J. Love | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday, Aug. 6, they have re-signed free-agent WR A.J. Love. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Greg Childs | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday, Aug. 6, they have waived WR Greg Childs (knees).

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (groin) looked good in his return to practice Monday, Aug. 6, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Johnson was on a play count, however, as he is eased back to form. "I thought he looked good. We put a play count on him," Kubiak said. "It's about getting him going again ... I thought he held up well."

WR | Brian Hartline | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (calf) could be in jeopardy of earning a roster spot if he does not begin practicing soon. Head coach Joe Philbin is on record as saying he doesn't owe the returning veterans anything but a chance to compete for a roster spot. WRs Chad Johnson and Legedu Naanee were also impressive during the team's weekend scrimmage and could be pushing Hartline for jobs.

WR | Kris Durham | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks WR Kris Durham (hip) left practice Sunday, Aug. 5, with a hip injury.

WR | Jeremy Kerley | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (hamstring) is not expected to practice Monday, Aug. 6, and head coach Rex Ryan said he is concerned about the receiver's hamstring injury.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (ribs) is doubtful for the team's preseason opener, according to head coach Rex Ryan, and is out indefinitely. Holmes could have some cartilage damage.

WR | Terrell Owens | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Bengals) may not be a good fit with the Seattle Seahawks because of head coach Pete Carroll's preference to work with younger players, according to former player and current analyst Eric Davis. "Pete Carroll works better with young players," Davis said. "He works better in a teaching mode, he works better brining the guys up the chain. I don't think T.O. is going to listen to a lot of what he says. I don't think Pete's method is going to work with him."

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The notion that Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker will be the possession receiver and WR Demaryius Thomas the deep threat in the offense appears to be false as both have been targeted all over the field by QB Peyton Manning in training camp. Expect that versatility to continue as they grow more comfortable with Manning.

WR | Adrian Arrington | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Adrian Arrington (knee) did not dress for the Hall of Fame preseason game Sunday, Aug. 5, against the Arizona Cardinals due to a knee injury. The team called it a "precautionary" decision.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Sunday, Aug. 5, that WR Greg Jennings (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's scrimmage Friday, Aug. 3.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt is headed to New York, and he will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Monday, Aug. 6. It will be determined then whether Britt faces disciplinary action from the league for his July 20 arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

WR | Kevin Ogletree | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Sunday, Aug. 5, that he sees WR Kevin Ogletree as being more focused and mature during training camp.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) will miss at least one week because of a hamstring injury. The team said they are not worried about the injury at this time.

WR | Mario Manningham | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Mario Manningham said he will not worry about how many receptions he gets as long as the team is winning. "As long as we're winning, nobody will have anything to say," Manningham said. "Yeah, we've got a bunch of good receivers and there's only one ball. But if we're out there winning if we've got to run the ball the whole game to win, that's perfectly fine with me. I mean, I'm all about the team. So that's perfectly fine."

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola clearly has been the No. 1 target during training camp. He has been a great fit for offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's scheme which has some of the West Coast principles the team used when he had a breakout season two years ago.


Tight End

TE | Richard Gordon | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders TE Richard Gordon (hip) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 5.

TE | Chase Coffman | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday, Aug. 6, that they have waived TE Chase Coffman.

TE | Rob Housler | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals TE Rob Housler posted a team-high 51 yards on three receptions in the Hall of Fame preseason game Sunday, Aug. 5, against the New Orleans Saints.

TE | John Phillips | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys TE John Phillips (ankle) is expected to miss a few days of practice after injuring his ankle during practice Saturday, Aug. 4.


Place Kicker

PK | Steven Hauschka | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks PK Steven Hauschka (hip) is dealing with a sore hip flexor.

PK | Carson Wiggs | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks have released WR Antonio Bryant. In a corresponding move, the team has re-signed free-agent PK Carson Wiggs. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Duane Brown | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OT Duane Brown (ankle) has returned to practice Monday, Aug. 6.

OT | Darrion Weems | New England Patriots | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
New England Patriots OT Darrion Weems (leg) left practice Sunday, Aug. 5, due to an apparent leg injury.

OT | Marshall Newhouse | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Sunday, Aug. 5, that OT Marshall Newhouse (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's scrimmage Friday, Aug. 3. With Newhouse out, OT Herb Taylor is preparing himself to fill a key spot, with rookie OL Andrew Datko next in line at left tackle.

OT | Vernon Carey | Retired | Free Agents
Free-agent OL Vernon Carey (Dolphins) has decided to retire from professional football.

OT | Derek Sherrod | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Derek Sherrod (leg) said he is not sure when he will be able to return to the field. He said his goal is to get back as soon as possible.


Guard

OG | Nick McDonald | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OL Nick McDonald (undisclosed) practiced Monday, Aug. 6. McDonald opened training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

OG | Nate Livings | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said OG Nate Livings (hamstring) will miss at least one more week because of his hamstring injury.

OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan said OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (hip, knee) will see time at center when he is able to return to practice.


Defensive Line

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DL Richard Seymour (knee) is not taking part in practice Monday, Aug. 6.

DL | Derrick Harvey | Free Agent | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals released DL Derrick Harvey Sunday, Aug. 5.

DL | Dave Ball | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE Dave Ball (head) is not participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 5, because he is dealing with concussion symptoms.

DL | Marcus Spears | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DE Marcus Spears (head) will sit out the scrimmage Sunday, Aug. 5, because of a head injury. Spears was tested for a concussion but the results were he did not have one.

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
Detroit Lions franchise free-agent DE Cliff Avril has signed his one-year tender offer and is expected to participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 5. Avril will make $10.6 million this season under the tender.


Linebacker

LB | Aaron Curry | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders P Shane Lechler (knee) and LB Aaron Curry (knee) still have not been cleared for practice.

LB | Chase Blackburn | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Chase Blackburn (thigh) said he is ready to return to practice.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (knee) missed his fourth consecutive practice with a sore left knee Sunday, Aug. 5, and the injury is a concern for the team. "It's always a concern when you have an injury at the end of the year and you miss some time in the offseason," Smith said. "But he should be OK."

LB | Aston Whiteside | Free Agent | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys have waived LB Aston Whiteside.


Cornerback

CB | Julian Posey | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Julian Posey (hamstring) suffered an apparent hamstring injury in practice Monday, Aug. 6.

CB | Isaac Madison | Free Agent | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys released CB Isaac Madison Monday, Aug. 6.

CB | Morris Claiborne | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (knee) could return following the team's preseason opener next week.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) is unlikely to practice this week even if he is cleared by Dr. James Andrews. He might do work in the walkthroughs for three days, per the collective bargaining agreement, before returning.

CB | Brandon Carr | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said CB Brandon Carr was the best player available in the free-agent market this offseason. "He was the best player in free agency, by far," Ryan said. "Not even close ... This guy has been everything we expected. He's a leader, he helps the other guys around him and the other thing is he's a tough kid. He's given us everything we wanted as a team. We need smart and tough, and that's exactly what he is, and he's competitive."

CB | Devin McCourty | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit
New England Patriots CB Devin McCourty has been very good in press coverage during training camp when asked to do that. It was a weak point in McCourty's game in 2011.

CB | Ron Bartell | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Transaction
The Oakland Raiders activated CB Ron Bartell (hamstring) from the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list Sunday, Aug. 5. He was able to return for his first training camp practice.

CB | Brandon Ghee | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Brandon Ghee (wrist) suffered a dislocated wrist following practice Saturday, Aug. 4, and could miss an extended period of time. Ghee has undergone surgery on his wrist, and the timetable for his return is uncertain.

CB | Shaun Prater | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Shaun Prater (knee) suffered a knee injury and will be placed on Injured Reserve. Prater may need four months to rehab from the injury but should be ready for offseason workouts.


Strong Safety

SS | Jim Leonhard | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos SS Jim Leonhard (knee) has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

SS | James Ihedigbo | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots SS James Ihedigbo (undisclosed) and WR Matt Slater (undisclosed) were no longer wearing red non-contact jerseys in practice Sunday, Aug. 5.

SS | Michael Mitchell | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen singled out SS Michael Mitchell more than once early in camp for his impressive play. "He's got some speed, he's got some talent," Allen said. "Obviously, he's a little bit behind in terms of knowing the scheme and knowing the system but for the first couple of days of seeing him out here, no pads on, he's done a nice job."


Free Safety

FS | Brodney Pool | Free Agent | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys released FS Brodney Pool Monday, Aug. 6.

FS | LaRon Landry | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets FS LaRon Landry (Achilles') is expected to play in the team's preseason opener, according to head coach Rex Ryan, despite limping following the team's weekend scrimmage.

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