Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 4, 2012 @ 10:15:07 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Rex Grossman | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Rex Grossman is listed as the team's primary backup to QB Robert Griffin III on the Week 1 depth chart, with QB Kirk Cousins being used as the third QB.

QB | Richard Bartel | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals have released QB Richard Bartel (shoulder) from Injured Reserve after the two sides reached an injury settlement.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (ribs) said he took all the snaps with the first-team offense during practice Monday, Sept. 3.

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Buffalo Bills have a plan to prepare for the New York Jets' version of the wildcat in Week 1, which is expected to feature QB Tim Tebow. The team will use old Miami Dolphins scouting reports, in addition to scouting reports the team has of the Denver Broncos, Tebow's former team. "Anything they're doing is not new," LB Nick Barnett said of the Jets. "It's the NFL, and everything's been done before, and it'll be done again. The things you prepare for are the history. What that offensive coordinator's done mixed with what (the Jets) did last year. Obviously, there are going to be some new plays they haven't done, but Tebow has done a lot of those things in Denver. A lot of the things he was successful at in Denver, I'm sure they won't vacate those."


Running Back

RB | Lorenzo Booker | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears RB Lorenzo Booker (head) and P Adam Podlesh (hip) were held out of practice Monday, Sept. 3.

RB | Armando Allen | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Armando Allen was told the reason he did not win a spot on the 53-man roster was because of his play on special teams. The Bears chose to keep RB Lorenzo Booker instead.

RB | Alfred Morris | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris was listed at No. 3 on the Week 1 depth chart released Monday, Sept. 3.

RB | Roy Helu | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu is listed as the second running back on the team's Week 1 depth chart released Monday, Sept. 3.

RB | Evan Royster | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, despite being listed as the top tailback on the Week 1 depth chart released Monday, Sept. 3, RB Evan Royster is still unsure if he will be the starter against the New Orleans Saints. "I think they're going to keep us pretty much in the dark until probably the day before the game," Royster said.

RB | Delone Carter | Indianapolis Colts | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Delone Carter was a bit of a surprise inclusion on the 53-man roster, but he is listed as the team's No. 4 running back on the depth chart.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Monday, Sept. 3, that he expects RB Maurice Jones-Drew to be the team's third-down back in the regular season opener Sunday, Sept. 9, against the Minnesota Vikings. RB Rashad Jennings will draw the start.

RB | Rashad Jennings | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Monday, Sept. 3, that he expects RB Maurice Jones-Drew to be the team's third-down back in the regular season opener Sunday, Sept. 9, against the Minnesota Vikings. RB Rashad Jennings will draw the start.

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said RB Trent Richardson (knee) will be the starting running back if he is active for Week 1.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Adrian Peterson (knee) will be limited if he is active for Week 1. "We recognize if he's able to get in this first ball game, it'll be with limited exposure. We'll talk about it as the week goes on and see how he's doing and if it's even a valuable option to let him play," Frazier said.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle) said he has not been cleared for contact yet and is not sure when he will receive clearance.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (wrist) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 3.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (hand) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 3.


Fullback

FB | Ovie Mughelli | Free Agent | Free Agents
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team is not interested in free-agent FB Ovie Mughelli (Rams).


Wide Receiver

WR | Brandon Banks | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Brandon Banks will serve as the team's top kick and punt returner heading into Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints. TE Niles Paul is listed as the backup on kickoffs, while WR Santana Moss is the backup on punts.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins released their Week 1 depth chart Monday, Sept. 3, and WR Joshua Morgan (leg) is listed as a starter opposite WR Pierre Garcon. Morgan spent most of the preseason recovering from the leg injury which ended his 2011 season with the San Francisco 49ers.

WR | Golden Tate | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Golden Tate (knee) was unable to practice Monday, Sept. 3, due to a knee injury.

WR | Harry Douglas | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith would not confirm Monday, Sept. 3, but WR Harry Douglas is expected to be the team's primary punt return man. "I can't tell you who the punt returner is going to be either," Smith said. "We've got three guys that can do it. We'll trot that guy out there hopefully on the first series. I don't mean to be non-transparent, but I don't think it gives us any advantage to talk about who is going to play in what positions in our opening game."

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said WR Austin Collie (concussion) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 3, and looks like he is on track to play Week 1.

WR | Brad Smith | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR Brad Smith (groin) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 3. Head coach Chan Gailey said he believes Smith has a chance to play Week 1.

WR | Kendall Wright | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said WR Kendall Wright will be one of the starting wide receivers Week 1.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace participated in practice Monday, Sept. 3, and felt pretty good. He said the team will not have to limit him Week 1 even though he missed training camp.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 3.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 3.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (foot) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 3.

WR | Juron Criner | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said WR Juron Criner (ankle) has been dealing with an ankle injury but does not think it is serious. Allen hopes Criner will be able to play Week 1.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said WR Jacoby Ford (foot) has not been able to clear to run at this point but has made progress in his rehab.

WR | Denarius Moore | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said WR Denarius Moore (hamstring) has been running the last few days. There is a chance Moore could play Week 1.

WR | Riley Cooper | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper (collarbone) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 3.


Tight End

TE | Benjamin Watson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns TE Benjamin Watson (leg) said Monday, Sept. 3, that he expects to play in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He was able to practice Monday.

TE | Niles Paul | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Brandon Banks will serve as the team's top kick and punt returner heading into Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints. TE Niles Paul is listed as the backup on kickoffs, while WR Santana Moss is the backup on punts.

TE | John Carlson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (knee) said he expects to play Week 1 and will wear a knee brace to stabilize his knee. Carlson missed most of training camp because of a sprained medial collateral ligament.


Offensive Tackle

OT | J'Marcus Webb | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said Monday, Sept. 3, that OT J'Marcus Webb will serve as the left tackle. Webb won the job over OT Chris Williams.

OT | Trent Williams | Washington Redskins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
The Washington Redskins released their Week 1 depth chart Monday, Sept. 3, and there were no surprises along the offensive line. C Will Montgomery is listed as the top center, with OG Chris Chester at right guard and OT Tyler Polumbus at right tackle. OT Trent Williams is listed as the top left tackle, with C Kory Lichtensteiger (knee) listed as the first-team right guard.

OT | James Carpenter | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OG James Carpenter (knee) was able to return to practice Monday, Sept. 3.

OT | Pat McQuistan | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday, Sept. 3, that they have signed free-agent OT Pat McQuistan (Cowboys) to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Guard

OG | Chris Williams | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said Monday, Sept. 3, that OT J'Marcus Webb will serve as the left tackle. Webb won the job over OT Chris Williams.

OG | Deuce Lutui | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans worked out free-agent OT Deuce Lutui (Seahawks) Monday, Sept. 3, per a league source.


Offensive Line

OL | Jeremy Bridges | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday, Sept. 3, that they have placed OT Jeremy Bridges (thumb) on Injured Reserve.


Defensive Line

DL | Jason Babin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles DL Jason Babin (calf) estimates he is "98.9 percent" recovered from a calf injury suffered July 28. He is confident he'll be ready to play in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns.

DL | Carlos Dunlap | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DL Carlos Dunlap (knee) was unable to practice Monday, Sept. 3.

DL | Robert Geathers | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DE Robert Geathers (knee) feels like he'll be ready to play in the Week 1 game against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, Sept. 10. He had arthroscopic surgery during the first week of training camp. "It's time to go," Geathers said. Geathers was able to practice Monday.

DL | Amobi Okoye | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears DT Amobi Okoye (knee) was not pleased with comments by Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano, who said after his release from the team: "It's not just one surgery. He had a history with the knee." Okoye said Schiano's comments went about his T.B.A., which the coach preached trust, belief and accountability.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), DT Jay Ratliff (ankle) and TE Jason Witten (spleen) will each make the trip to New Jersey for the Week 1 game against the New York Giants Wednesday, Sept. 5. However, their playing status remains up in the air. Jenkins said he will warm up before the game, while Witten and Ratliff said they would do the same only if it doesn't out them at risk.

DL | Mark Anderson | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson (groin) and CB Terrence McGee (knee) both said they will be ready to play Week 1. Both were able to participate in practice Monday, Sept. 3.

DL | B.J. Raji | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji (ankle) was able to run during practice Monday, Sept. 3, and was happy with how his ankle responded. He is not sure if he will be able to play Week 1.

DL | Sione Pouha | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he is not sure if DT Sione Pouha (back) will be able to play Week 1. Ryan said Pouha may have suffered a setback in is recovery from back tightness.

DL | Jay Richardson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans worked out free-agent DE Jarius Wynn (Packers) and DE Jay Richardson (Jets) Monday, Sept. 3.

DL | J.J. Watt | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (elbow) said the dislocated elbow he suffered during training camp has complete healed and believes he will be ready to play Week 1.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DT Richard Seymour (knee) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 3.


Linebacker

LB | Casey Matthews | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Casey Matthews (ankle) was able to practice Monday, Sept. 3.

LB | D.J. Bryant | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the workout for free-agent LB D.J. Bryant (Texans) will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, according to a league source.

LB | Ricky Sapp | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets re-signed LB Ricky Sapp to the practice squad Monday, Sept. 3.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (back) participated in a majority of practice Monday, Sept. 3, and did not feel much discomfort from his back.

LB | DeMarcus Ware | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner (hand), C Phil Costa (back), LB Dan Connor (hip) and LB DeMarcus Ware (hamstring) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 3.

LB | Michael Boley | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Michael Boley (hamstring) and CB Jayron Hosley (toe) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 3.

LB | Parys Haralson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers have placed LB Parys Haralson (arm) on Injured Reserve.

LB | Nick Barnett | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Buffalo Bills have a plan to prepare for the New York Jets' version of the wildcat in Week 1, which is expected to feature QB Tim Tebow. The team will use old Miami Dolphins scouting reports, in addition to scouting reports the team has of the Denver Broncos, Tebow's former team. "Anything they're doing is not new," LB Nick Barnett said of the Jets. "It's the NFL, and everything's been done before, and it'll be done again. The things you prepare for are the history. What that offensive coordinator's done mixed with what (the Jets) did last year. Obviously, there are going to be some new plays they haven't done, but Tebow has done a lot of those things in Denver. A lot of the things he was successful at in Denver, I'm sure they won't vacate those."


Cornerback

CB | Dimitri Patterson | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle, knee) said Monday, Sept. 3, that he expects to play in the regular season opener Sunday, Sept. 9, against the Philadelphia Eagles.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins CBs DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson are listed as the starting cornerbacks heading into Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints, with CB Cedric Griffin listed as Hall's backup. CB Richard Crawford is listed as the primary backup to Wilson.

CB | Dunta Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith declined to name his starting cornerbacks for Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs. CBs Brent Grimes, Dunta Robinson and Asante Samuel are the three candidates to start, and each is expected to play extensively whether or not they start.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), DT Jay Ratliff (ankle) and TE Jason Witten (spleen) will each make the trip to New Jersey for the Week 1 game against the New York Giants Wednesday, Sept. 5. However, their playing status remains up in the air. Jenkins said he will warm up before the game, while Witten and Ratliff said they would do the same only if it doesn't out them at risk.

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said Monday, Sept. 3, that CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) will rehab for two more weeks or so before he is able to return to the practice field.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson (groin) and CB Terrence McGee (knee) both said they will be ready to play Week 1. Both were able to participate in practice Monday, Sept. 3.

CB | Brandon Flowers | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers (heel) said he expects to be a game-time decision for Week 1.

CB | Jayron Hosley | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Michael Boley (hamstring) and CB Jayron Hosley (toe) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 3.

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT James Brewer (back), DT Marvin Austin (back) and CB Prince Amukamara (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 3.

CB | Ryan Mouton | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans CB Ryan Mouton (concussion) has been cleared for contact and will play Week 1.


Strong Safety

SS | Ray Ventrone | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns SS Ray Ventrone (hamstring) was able to return to practice Monday, Sept. 3.

SS | Madieu Williams | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather and SS Madieu Williams are listed as the team's starting safeties heading into Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints. FS Reed Doughty is listed as the backup to Meriweather, while SS DeJon Gomes will be the backup to Williams.


Free Safety

FS | Reed Doughty | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather and SS Madieu Williams are listed as the team's starting safeties heading into Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints. FS Reed Doughty is listed as the backup to Meriweather, while SS DeJon Gomes will be the backup to Williams.

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