Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 21, 2012 @ 10:22:41 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (ribs) underwent X-rays on his injured ribs and they came back negative.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said the team is going to have to prove they can run the football this year. "I think you just have to have at least a little bit of a threat at it, because we do a lot of play-action, movement game, where we're breaking and rolling out or just play action and throwing timing routes and the defense has to respect it (the running game) enough to suck up a little bit on the fake and give you some good throwing lanes. Sometimes you can do that by just having a big-name back in there and sometimes you need to be effective doing it," Rodgers said.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will miss the team's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Aug. 20.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh praised QB Joe Flacco, saying he "has stepped it up he's doing everything a little bit better," Monday, Aug. 20.

QB | Ryan Tannehill | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin has named QB Ryan Tannehill as the team's starting quarterback.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III may play one series in the third quarter of the preseason Saturday, Aug. 25, but will not play the entire third quarter in the game.

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow took first-team reps in practice with the team Monday, Aug. 20.


Running Back

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Minnesota Vikings plan to hold RB Adrian Peterson (knee) out of the final two preseason games so he will be ready for the start of the regular season.

RB | Stevan Ridley | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley (leg) is dressed for the preseason game Monday, Aug. 20, but it is not known if he will play in the game.

RB | LaMichael James | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (ankle) observed practice but did not participate Monday, Aug. 20.

RB | David Wilson | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB David Wilson got first-team reps with the team in practice Monday, Aug. 20.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
The return date for Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (concussion) remains unknown. Best has not played since he suffered a concussion Oct. 16 last season against the San Francisco 49ers. There is speculation he will likely begin the season on the reserve PUP list, which would force him to miss the first six weeks of the NFL season.

RB | Ryan Williams | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said RB Ryan Williams (knee) looked good in the second preseason game and is expected to receive more playing time in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23.

RB | Isaiah Pead | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams rookie RB Isaiah Pead needs to embrace a north-south running style. He ran backward at times during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, and his eight touches resulted in minus-8 yards. In his defense, the second-string offensive line has not given him a lot to work with during the past two games.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (hand) practiced with the team Monday, Aug. 20.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) might be available for the team's first game of the year, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh Monday, Aug. 20.

RB | Cedric Benson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson is an extremely productive player, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. He does not have to change a lot to fit into the offense, just the language used.

RB | Darren Sproles | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (knee) will not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, because of a knee injury.

RB | Mikel Leshoure | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 20, and did not have any problems. Leshoure has practiced for two straight days for the first time since the second day of training camp. It is not known if he will play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26.

RB | LeGarrette Blount | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount (groin) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 20.


Wide Receiver

WR | Ryan Whalen | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals WR Ryan Whalen (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 20. He has missed the last two weeks of practice because of a hamstring injury.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the MRI done on Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's (knee) did not reveal any tears to a ligament and tendon.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Don Yee, the agent for Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (concussion), said it is incorrect to assume that his client had a concussion during the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 19, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "He's going through the normal protocal," Yee said. "We just don't know yet (whether he has a concussion)."

WR | Wallace Wright | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released WR Wallace Wright Monday, Aug. 20.

WR | Jordan Shipley | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were awarded WR Jordan Shipley off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, Aug. 20.

WR | Steve E. Smith | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Steve E. Smith has caught everything thrown his way during training camp and has been a buzz of camp. Head coach Jeff Fisher said Smith hasn't had any problems with his surgically repaired knee and they haven't had to tone back his work at all. QB Sam Bradford said he is excited about the team using both Smith and Danny Amendola in the slot at the same time. "I think that could cause some problems for some people," Bradford said, while also noting Smith is a great route runner.

WR | Brian Quick | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams rookie WRs Brian Quick and Chris Givens will both see action for the team. The straight ahead speed Givens brings to the table may allow him to see a bit more time than Quick, who has had some dropped balls and is still learning to use his size in the NFL.

WR | Brandon Gibson | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Brandon Gibson (hamstring) has missed time with a hamstring injury, which has setback his time with QB Sam Bradford. He had a solid performance earlier in training camp.

WR | Torrey Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith (ankle) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 20, after missing the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall said he needs to be more disciplined in his route running after watching film of the second preseason game.

WR | Nick Toon | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WR Nick Toon (foot) is considered doubtful for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, because of a foot injury.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (foot) is set to return to practice Monday, Aug. 20.

WR | Josh Gordon | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said WR Josh Gordon is starting to practice harder and completing every play instead of making a play then stopping. "The last couple of days, he's practicing faster in my mind, catching the ball and running with it instead of catching it and stopping," Shurmur said. "He's learning how to do it better in practice, and as we all know if you see it here, then it'll translate to the game."

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns appear set on starting WR Mohamed Massaquoi opposite WR Greg Little.

WR | Greg Little | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Greg Little will enter the regular season as the team's featured wide receiver.


Tight End

TE | Delanie Walker | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (knee), LB Ahmad Brooks (undisclosed) and CB Perrish Cox (undisclosed) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 20.

TE | Todd Heap | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals TE Todd Heap (undisclosed) left practice early Monday, Aug. 20, after suffering an undisclosed injury.

TE | Kyle Rudolph | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (concussion) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 20. CB Chris Cook (concussion) did not participate.

TE | Luke Stocker | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (head) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 20.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Kyle Hix | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots released OL Kyle Hix Monday Aug. 20.

OT | Will Svitek | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons OT Will Svitek (arm) will be out for the entire season with an upper arm injury.

OT | Eugene Monroe | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars OT Eugene Monroe (head) was held out of practice Sunday, Aug. 19, because he is still undergoing concussion testing.

OT | Andrew Datko | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Andrew Datko (concussion) suffered a concussion in practice Sunday, Aug. 19.

OT | Fenuki Tupou | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Transaction
The New Orleans Saints have placed OT Fenuki Tupou (triceps) and LB Chris Chamberlain (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending their 2012 season.

OT | Stephon Heyer | Free Agent | Transaction
The New York Jets announced Monday, Aug. 20, they have released OT Stephon Heyer.

OT | Donald Penn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Donald Penn (calf) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 20.


Defensive Line

DL | Dexter Davis | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks have waived injured DE Dexter Davis (undisclosed). In a corresponding move, the team re-signed free-agent CB Donny Lisowski. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Cory Redding | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DE Cory Redding (knee) has a mild medial collateral ligament sprain, according to head coach Chuck Pagano Monday, Aug. 20.

DL | Emmanuel Stephens | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns DE Emmanuel Stephens (undisclosed) left the team's walk-through early with a trainer Monday, Aug. 20.

DL | Sammie Hill | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DT Sammie Hill (back) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 20, and has not practiced for more than two weeks. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Hill is making good progress and is expected to return to practice soon.

DL | Kyle Vanden Bosch | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (knee) participated in individual drills during practice Monday, Aug. 20, but sat out team drills. He returned to practice for the first time since twisting his knee two weeks ago.


Linebacker

LB | Ahmad Brooks | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (knee), LB Ahmad Brooks (undisclosed) and CB Perrish Cox (undisclosed) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 20.

LB | Aldon Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith (hip) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 20.

LB | Barrett Ruud | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
The New England Patriots have acquired LB Barrett Ruud from the Seattle Seahawks for an undisclosed draft choice.

LB | DeMarcus Ware | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team will be cautious with LB DeMarcus Ware (hamstring) because he is still dealing with hamstring tightness. He did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 20, and may not practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

LB | Shawne Merriman | Free Agent | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the team does not have interest in free-agent DE Shawne Merriman (Bills) because he is more suited for a 3-4 defensive alignment and the team primarily uses the 4-3 defensive alignment.

LB | Brian Orakpo | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said LB Brian Orakpo (shoulder) will sit out the final two preseason games but should be ready to play Week 1.

LB | David Hawthorne | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB David Hawthorne (knee) recently underwent knee surgery and is expected to miss a few weeks. Interim head coach Joe Vitt is not sure if Hawthorne will be ready for the start of the regular season.

LB | Curtis Lofton | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Curtis Lofton (ankle) will miss the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, because of a high ankle sprain. Interim head coach Joe Vitt said Lofton should be ready for the start of the regular season.


Cornerback

CB | Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (shoulder) suffered a right shoulder in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 20, and is questionable to return.

CB | Chris Cook | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (concussion) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 20. CB Chris Cook (concussion) did not participate.

CB | Aaron Berry | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent CB Aaron Berry (Lions) was suspended three games by the NFL for violating the personal conduct policy, the league announced Monday, Aug. 20.

CB | Jayron Hosley | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Jayron Hosley (toe) was in a walking boot and missed practice Monday, Aug. 20.

CB | Cary Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens CB Cary Williams turned down a three-year contract extension worth $15 million. Williams will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.


Strong Safety

SS | Patrick Chung | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots SS Patrick Chung (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 20, and is questionable to return.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said FS Louis Delmas (knee) is still considered week-to-week and his chances of playing in a preseason game is not good at this point. Schwartz is still hopeful that Delmas will be ready for the start of the season.

FS | Don Carey | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions released S Don Carey and TE Nathan Overbay Monday, Aug. 20.

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) will miss the final two preseason games because of swelling in his knee. Meriweather will not need surgery on the injured knee.

FS | Mark LeGree | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears signed S Mark LeGree (49'ers) to a one-year deal and waived LB Ronnie Thornton Monday, Aug. 20.

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