Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 28, 2012 @ 09:22:50 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Richard Bartel | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Richard Bartel will serve as the No. 2 quarterback in the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30, against the Denver Broncos, coming on in relief of QB Ryan Lindley.

QB | Ryan Lindley | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt stressed Monday, Aug. 27, that despite the fact QB Ryan Lindley will start the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30, the quarterback is not in the mix to start in the regular season.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hand) was able to practice Monday, Aug. 27, without any medical device on his left hand. Stafford is expected to be fine to start in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams.

QB | Mike Kafka | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Mike Kafka (hand) was able to take a few reps in practice Monday, Aug. 27. It was his first time on the field since suffering a fractured left hand Aug. 9. He did not indicate whether or not he will see playing time in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30. Head coach Andy Reid said he will decide after practice Wednesday, Aug. 29, whether or not Kafka will participate in the game.

QB | Jonathan Crompton | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Washington Redskins released QB Jonathan Crompton Monday, Aug. 27.

QB | Brady Quinn | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs QB Brady Quinn has won the No. 2 quarterback job, according to head coach Romeo Crennel, who said experience was a major factor.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (ribs) will continue to wear Kevlar padding over his ribs, and will add more padding to what he already wears. "It's going to be a little thicker. I got fitted the other day and I look forward to wearing those," said Vick. Vick is expected to be ready for Week 1.

QB | John Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QBs Kevin Kolb and John Skelton will sit out the final preseason game, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Whisenhunt said the starter will ultimately be decided in practice.

QB | Vince Young | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals are not expected to show any interest in free-agent QB Vince Young (Bills).


Running Back

RB | Davin Meggett | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Texans cut RB Davin Meggett Monday, Aug. 27.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RBs Beanie Wells (knee) and Ryan Williams (knee) will each get a chance to play in the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30, against the Denver Broncos.

RB | Ronnie Hillman | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (hamstring) made his preseason debut Sunday, Aug. 26, against the San Francisco 49ers. He had missed the first two preseason games due to a hamstring injury. Hillman had a team-high 10 carries for 29 yards, and he added a catch for four yards.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) saw his most extensive action of the preseason Sunday, Aug. 26, against the San Francisco 49ers as he works his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He had five carries for 16 yards, annd two catches for 28 yards.

RB | Lance Ball | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball (ribs) suffered bruised ribs in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, against the San Francisco 49ers.

RB | Isaac Redman | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman (ankle) missed practice Monday, Aug. 27, due to an ankle injury, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (ankle) did not practice Monday, Aug. 27, due to an ankle sprain suffered in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25.

RB | Jewel Hampton | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Transaction
San Francisco 49ers RB Jewel Hampton (foot) will begin the season on the Non-Football Injury list and miss at least the first six weeks of the season.

RB | Jonathan Dwyer | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley said he liked how RB Jonathan Dwyer played in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, especially the 33-yard pass he caught on a third down. "That was a big time play, now," Haley said. "He didn't get as many opportunities running as in other weeks, but that was a big-time play when we needed it. Because that's the game, really. If that was a real game and you convert coming out of there and going 98 yards and they're burning their timeouts? That was a big play when you needed it most. Anytime you have a guy who does that, that's a real good sign."

RB | DuJuan Harris | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have claimed RB DuJuan Harris off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (hand) says he will be fine for the opener and will not need extra protection on his hand. "We didn't seem to know what happened at first, it just seems to be a swollen hand, inflamed, must have took a nice shot on a helmet," Bradshaw said. "It's healing right, feels good and I'll be ready to go. My hand won't be a problem by the time the first game comes."

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (concussion) will begin the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list and miss at least the first six weeks of the season.

RB | Harvey Unga | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears waived RB Harvey Unga Monday, Aug. 27.

RB | Evan Royster | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RBs Evan Royster, Roy Helu, Tim Hightower and Alfred Morris still have a chance to win the starting running back job.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Brandon Jackson worked with the first team in practice Monday, Aug. 27, substituting for RB Montario Hardesty on third-down situations.

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Brandon Jackson worked with the first team in practice Monday, Aug. 27, substituting for RB Montario Hardesty on third-down situations.


Fullback

FB | Jon Hoese | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers released FB Jon Hoese and DE Jarius Wynn Monday, Aug. 27.


Wide Receiver

WR | Bryant Johnson | Houston Texans | Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Texans cut WR Bryant Johnson Monday, Aug. 27.

WR | Roscoe Parrish | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Oakland Raiders agreed to terms with free-agent WR Roscoe Parrish (Chargers) Monday, Aug. 27, according to a league source.

WR | Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Aug. 27, that WR Sidney Rice (shoulder) is ready for the regular season, and he is in great shape and the strongest he has been. "He's ready to go and that's a big deal to us," Carroll said.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery (back) was unable to practice Monday, Aug. 27, due to a sore back, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (finger) did not practice Monday, Aug. 27, and he once again was wearing a splint on his left index finger.

WR | Kerry Taylor | New England Patriots | Transaction
The New England Patriots have claimed WR Kerry Taylor off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings.

WR | Jabar Gaffney | Free Agent | Transaction
The New England Patriots have released WR Jabar Gaffney and DE Tim Bulman.

WR | Danario Alexander | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Transaction
The St. Louis Rams have waived injured WR Danario Alexander (hamstring).

WR | Dominique Curry | Free Agent | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have released WR Dominique Curry and SS Isaac Madison.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace is expected to report to the team Tuesday, Aug. 28.

WR | Curenski Gilleylen | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers WR Curenski Gilleylen (groin) suffered a groin injury Monday, Aug. 27.

WR | Rico Wallace | Free Agent | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have released WR Rico Wallace and DE Eric Norwood.

WR | Griff Whalen | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
The Indianapolis Colts will place WR Griff Whalen (foot) on Injured Reserve.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said WR Austin Collie (concussion) should be able to play Week 1 after suffering a concussion earlier in the preseason.

WR | Julius Pruitt | Free Agent | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have released WR Julius Pruitt.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (rib, back, hamstring) said he felt 90 to 95 percent healthy following the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26.

WR | Terrell Owens | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets are not interested in signing free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Seahawks).


Tight End

TE | John Carlson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (knee) and OG Geoffrey Schwartz (hernia) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 27.

TE | Ed Dickson | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said that TE Dennis Pitta and TE Ed Dickson will miss the team's final preseason game.

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (illness) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 27, because of an undisclosed illness.

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) said Monday, Aug. 27, he expects to play in Week 1. "I should be fine for the season opener," Keller said in a text message. "It's not that bad."

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (spleen) did some rehab drills with resistance cords at the beginning of practice Monday, Aug. 27. The team will know more about his condition after he visits a doctor Tuesday, Aug. 28.


Place Kicker

PK | Billy Cundiff | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins will sign free-agent PK Billy Cundiff (Ravens).

PK | Justin Medlock | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers are reportedly "sold" on PK Justin Medlock after releasing veteran PK Olindo Mare. He is expected to be the team's starting kicker heading into Week 1.

PK | Olindo Mare | Free Agent | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have released PK Olindo Mare and P Nick Harris.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Marcus Gilbert | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday, Aug. 27, that OT Marcus Gilbert (calf), DL Brett Keisel (ankle) and LB LaMarr Woodley (back) all missed practice due to injury.

OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Injury
The Miami Dolphins believe OT Jake Long (knee) sprained his medial collateral ligament in practice Monday, Aug. 27, and he'll undergo an MRI exam.

OT | Jonathan Scott | Detroit Lions | Injury, Transaction
The Detroit Lions have placed OG Bill Nagy (ankle) and OT Jonathan Scott (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending their 2012 seasons.

OT | Mike Otto | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans OT Mike Otto (finger) should return to practice in about a week.

OT | Jason Peters | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday, Aug. 27, they have placed OT Jason Peters (Achilles') on the Non-Football Injury list. The team also announced DT Mike Patterson (head) has been placed on the Non-Football Illness list.


Guard

OG | Will Rackley | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars OG Will Rackley (ankle) suffered a setback with his ankle injury, and he is not expected to play in the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30, against the Atlanta Falcons.

OG | Davin Joseph | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed OG Davin Joseph (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2012 season.

OG | Ramon Foster | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OG Ramon Foster likely will start at right guard this season because of the injury to OG David DeCastro (knee).

OG | David DeCastro | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OG David DeCastro (knee) is expected to have surgery Wednesday, Aug. 29, but is not expected to placed on Injured Reserve at this point.

OG | Michael Gibson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday, Aug. 27, they have placed OG Michael Gibson (hip) on Injured Reserve.


Defensive Line

DL | Brett Keisel | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday, Aug. 27, that OT Marcus Gilbert (calf), DL Brett Keisel (ankle) and LB LaMarr Woodley (back) all missed practice due to injury.

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Pittsburgh Steelers NT Casey Hampton (knee, elbow) has not played in the preseason, but he went through his most extensive practice Monday, Aug. 27, since coming off the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list. "It felt good to be out there," said Hampton. "I didn't practice the whole camp so it felt good to be out there." Head coach Mike Tomlin said he was uncertain if Hampton would see snaps in the preseason finale. However, Hampton vowed to be ready for the Week 1 game against the Denver Broncos.

DL | Kyle Vanden Bosch | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DL Kyle Vanden Bosch (knee) returned to the practice field Monday, Aug. 27. He has missed the first three preseason games due to a knee injury.

DL | Jason Pierre-Paul | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Monday, Aug. 27, that he expects LB Mathias Kiwanuka (groin), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) and DE Justin Tuck (shoulder) to all play in the regular season opener Wednesday, Sept. 5, against the Dallas Cowboys.

DL | Da'Quan Bowers | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Transaction
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers (Achilles') will start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list and miss at least the first six weeks of the season.

DL | Marcus Benard | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Transaction
The Cleveland Browns waived injured DL Marcus Benard, DL Auston English and DB Antuawn Reed Monday, Aug. 27.

DL | Chris Canty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DT Chris Canty (knee) was not happy with being placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Aug. 27. "I'm not going to say I saw this coming," Canty said.

DL | Trevor Laws | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Transaction
The St. Louis Rams have placed DT Trevor Laws (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2012 season.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DT Richard Seymour (knee) missed practice Monday, Aug. 27.

DL | Mike Patterson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday, Aug. 27, they have placed OT Jason Peters (Achilles') on the Non-Football Injury list. The team also announced DT Mike Patterson (head) has been placed on the Non-Football Illness list.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff (ankle) will not practice this week; however, the team is not ruling him out for Week 1. "We feel like he has a chance to practice at some point in the near future and possibly play in this ballgame, so we're just going to evaluate him day to day," head coach Jason Garrett said. "He's a tough guy, I think everybody knows, and he's made progress since the game."


Linebacker

LB | Omar Gaither | Free Agent | Transaction
he Houston Texans released OG Thomas Austin, LB Omar Gaither, P Brett Hartmann and OT Nick Mondek Monday, Aug. 27.

LB | Casey Matthews | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Casey Matthews (ankle) has missed the past two preseason games due to a high ankle sprain, but he is hopeful of being ready for the regular season opener. Matthews said the ankle "feels pretty good."

LB | Desmond Bishop | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Transaction
The Green Bay Packers placed RB Duane Bennett, LB Desmond Bishop, TE DeMarco Cosby, G Ray Dominguez, DE Johnny Jones and WR Shaky Smithson on Injured Reserve Monday, Aug. 27.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (knee), DL Stephen Paea (ankle), S Chris Conte (shoulder), LB Dom DeCicco (groin) and P Adam Podlesh (hip) all missed practice Monday, Aug. 27. Paea is not expected to miss the opener and likely could play if this was the regular season.

LB | Karlos Dansby | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins DL Tony McDaniel (knee) and LB Karlos Dansby (undisclosed) both missed practice Monday, Aug. 27.


Cornerback

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Detroit Lions CBs Bill Bentley (shoulder) and Chris Houston (ankle) did not practice Monday, Aug. 27. Bentley watched practice from the sidelines, while Houston was not visible for any of the portion open to the media.

CB | Terrell Thomas | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas (knee) is hoping to start running this week with the goal of returning to practice. Thomas knows it will be an uphill battle to get cleared for practice and ultimately games, and there is still a chance he could land on Injured Reserve, but he has not heard that to this point.

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 27, after being able to practice Sunday, Aug. 26. It is not known if it was a scheduled day off.

CB | Jerraud Powers | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts CB Jerraud Powers (knee) suffered a minor knee injury in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25. Head coach Chuck Pagano said Powers could have returned if it was a regular season game.


Strong Safety

SS | Kam Chancellor | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor (hip) is battling a sore hip, according to head coach Pete Carroll.


Free Safety

FS | Nate Allen | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles FS Nate Allen (hamstring) tweaked a hamstring during practice Sunday, Aug. 26. He said he was not sure if he would be able to practice Monday, Aug. 27.

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