Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 14, 2012 @ 08:57:32 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | John Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb is expected to start the next preseason game, but QB John Skelton is the favorite to win the starting job.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick was sharp in practice Monday, Aug. 13.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning looked sharp in practice Monday, Aug. 13.

QB | Ryan Tannehill | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill got snaps with the first-team offense Monday, Aug. 13, and may be closing the gap in the quarterback competition with veteran Matt Moore.

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez said he thinks the wildcat offense can be dynamic, especially with QB Tim Tebow a key component of it. "I think he could be a weapon," Sanchez said of Tebow. "If you run it the right way, which Coach Sparano will do, you can be explosive with it. We have some great athletes and we want to use all their talents."

QB | Nick Foles | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said the team will wait and see whether QB Nick Foles can be the team's backup quarterback, particularly if QB Mike Kafka's (hand) injury sets him back. "We'll see. If he continues to develop at a high rate, that will be the key for him," Mornhinweg said.


Running Back

RB | Roy Helu | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (Achilles') missed practice Monday, Aug. 13, with Achilles' tendonitis, according to head coach Mike Shanahan.

RB | Cedric Benson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson says he still has a lot left in the tank. "I definitely got another 900 plus (carries). I feel great. I do a good job of putting a lot of effort in, taking care of myself off the field, and I think it contributes on the field. It's kind of what you've got to do. You grow older, play the running back position, you understand the longevity of this position, of any position in the NFL, you got to do all you can to stay healthy."

RB | Darren Sproles | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt said Darren Sproles (knee) will not play in the third preseason game because of a knee injury. Vitt said Sproles would have been able to play if it was a regular season game.

RB | Mike Goodson | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Mike Goodson (neck) will not play in the team's preseason opener Monday, Aug. 13.


Fullback

FB | John Kuhn | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers FB John Kuhn (ankle) suffered an ankle sprain near the end of practice Monday, Aug. 13.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace is expected to end his holdout and report to the team before the regular season begins.

WR | Britt Davis | New England Patriots | Injury, Transaction
The New England Patriots waived WR Britt Davis (shoulder) after the two sides agreed to an injury settlement.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hamstring) will play a few snaps in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 13.

WR | Davone Bess | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WRs Legedu Naanee and Davone Bess are listed as the starting wide receivers on the team's latest depth chart.

WR | Charles Gilbert | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars claimed LB Nate Bussey (Saints) off waivers and waived WR Charles Gilbert Monday, Aug. 13.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (foot) has been activated off the Physically Unable to Perform List Monday, Aug. 13.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (concussion) is still going through the concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said WRs Santonio Holmes (ribs) and Jeremy Kerley (hamstring), DT Sione Pouha (back) and FS Eric Smith (knee) likely will play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (finger) is dealing with a finger injury but said he will be fine.

WR | Jordan Shipley | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Jordan Shipley (knee) could be in the roster bubble during training camp because of the competition at wide receiver. A key factor for Shipley to make the roster will be how he is able to return after suffering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament last season.

WR | Adrian Arrington | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WR Adrian Arrington (knee) underwent knee surgery after receiving a second opinion on the injury. Interim head coach Joe Vitt did not have a timetable on when Arrington will be able to return.

WR | Cole Beasley | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley has been working with the first-team offense in the slot when the Cowboys use three wide receivers. Beasley is expected to see a lot of reps in the team's preseason opener Monday, Aug. 13.


Tight End

TE | Justin Peelle | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free-agent TE Justin Peelle (49ers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team waived injured FB David Johnson (knee).

TE | Gijon Robinson | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers have signed free-agent TEs Gijon Robinson (Jaguars) and undrafted free-agent Joe Sawyer (Southwestern Oklahoma). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TEs Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) and Aaron Hernandez (undisclosed) both missed practice Monday, Aug. 13, but it does not appear to be serious.

TE | Delanie Walker | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said he does not think the knee injury TE Delanie Walker (knee) suffered during practice Sunday, Aug. 12, is serious.

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (back) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 13.


Place Kicker

PK | Garrett Hartley | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints PK Garrett Hartley likely has the edge over PK John Kasay for the kicker job because he is younger than Kasay and has four years remaining on his current contract.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jared Gaither | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OT Jared Gaither (back) met with a doctor Monday, Aug. 13, to have his back examined. Head coach Norv Turner said the team hopes Gaither will be able to return to practice next week.

OT | T.J. Lang | Green Bay Packers | Transaction
The Green Bay Packers have agreed to terms with OT T.J. Lang on a four-year contract extension. Financial terms were not disclosed.

OT | Trent Williams | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams (foot) did not practice Monday, Aug. 13, but hopes to take part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 14.

OT | Matt Kalil | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings OT Matt Kalil (thumb) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 13, after having tests done on his injured thumb and they came back negative.

OT | Jah Reid | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OT Jah Reid (calf) returned to the practice field Monday, Aug. 13.

OT | Michael Jasper | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills cut OT Michael Jasper Monday, Aug. 13.

OT | James Brewer | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT tackle James Brewer (back) missed practice Monday, Aug. 13.

OT | Lamar Holmes | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons OT Lamar Holmes (toe) has received increased snaps this week and could to play in the second preseason game. He sat out the first preseason game because he has been recovering from a broken toe.

OT | Russell Okung | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OT Russell Okung (pectoral) is quietly having a solid training camp and has bounced back from a torn pectoral muscle suffered last season. "I've really rebounded from the injury last year, and I'm really glad to be back out there," Okung said. "We want to be a tough, physical football team that runs the ball and explosively throws it down the field. So that's kind of what we did last year, and I hope that we keep going off of that."


Guard

OG | Garrett Chisolm | Free Agent | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers have waived OG Garrett Chisolm.

OG | Charlie Johnson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OT Matt Kalil (hand, thumb) left practice Monday, Aug. 13, to get attention from trainers. OG Charlie Johnson is taking snaps in Kalil's place.

OG | Bobbie Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OG Bobbie Williams (ankle) will have the next two days off to rest a swollen ankle.

OG | Mike McGlynn | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said OG Mike McGlynn (ankle) will miss some time after suffering a high ankle sprain in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 12. Pagano said the injury is not as bad as it could have been.

OG | David Arkin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG David Arkin will start at center in the team's preseason opener Monday, Aug. 13, in place of C Phil Costa (back); however, he will also see time at guard.

OG | Andrew Tiller | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Transaction
The New Orleans Saints have waived LB Nate Bussey. The team also waived injured OG Andrew Tiller (triceps) and CB A.J. Davis (undisclosed).


Defensive Line

DL | Ronnie Cameron | Free Agent | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns have claimed DT Ronnie Cameron off waivers from the Chicago Bears.

DL | Chris Neild | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DT Chris Neild injured his left knee during practice Monday, Aug. 13, and is scheduled to undergo an MRI.

DL | Dave Ball | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE Dave Ball (concussion) missed practice Monday, Aug. 13.

DL | Kyle Vanden Bosch | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (knee) is considered week-to-week because of his knee injury. The team wants to give him a week or two to allow his injury to heal.

DL | Vance Walker | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DT Vance Walker (foot) has been cleared to practice and participated in practice Sunday, Aug. 12.

DL | Da'Quan Bowers | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Although Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in May, there's growing hope that he might be able to play in 2012. General manager Mark Domenik said the team plans to place Bowers on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of the regular season. As a result, Bowers will miss the first six games; however, Dominik sounded optimistic about the possibility of Bowers returning after that. "He's ahead of schedule in terms of his surgery was very successful," Dominik said. "His rehab has been very successful. The only thing we're doing now is limiting what he can do to try to keep him from overexerting himself because he feels so good."


Linebacker

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and hopes to be ready for the season opener.

LB | Dane Fletcher | New England Patriots | Injury, Transaction
The New England Patriots have waived injured LB Dane Fletcher (knee). He will be placed on Injured Reserve if he goes unclaimed.

LB | Gerald McRath | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans LB Gerald McRath (undisclosed) and CB Terrence Wheatley (hamstring) missed practice Monday, Aug. 13.

LB | Scott Lutrus | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said LB Scott Lutrus (knee) suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 12, and will miss the entire 2012 season. Lutrus is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair the injury.

LB | Pat Angerer | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (foot) is expected to miss six weeks because of a fractured foot. He will undergo surgery to repair the fracture.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (calf, leg) returned to practice and LB Jon Beason (hamstring) missed practice Monday, Aug. 13.

LB | Aldon Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh indicated LB Aldon Smith (hip) should be ready for the start of regular season. Smith will not play in the second preseason game and does not appear likely to play in the third preseason game.


Cornerback

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha (lip, neck) did not have any concussion symptoms after his collision during practice Monday, Aug. 13.

CB | Michael Coe | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Michael Coe (leg) missed practice Monday, Aug. 13.

CB | Nick Hixson | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent OG Paul Fenaroli (Packers) and CB Nick Hixson (Saints). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

CB | Janzen Jackson | Free Agent | Transaction
The New York Giants have released CB Janzen Jackson.

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