Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 17, 2012 @ 11:08:56 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said QB Brandon Weeden (ankle) twisted his ankle in Week 6 but was able to stay in the game. Weeden will be able to practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel (concussion) was back at practice Tuesday, Oct. 16, cleared for noncontract drills, and head coach Romeo Crennel expects him to be OK by the time the team comes back from their bye week. Cassel was having no trouble moving around. "I feel great, yeah," Cassel said. "I've passed all the tests and done all that."

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (leg) said he may be listed on the team's Week 7 injury report after suffering an injury in Week 6. "I hurt my leg a little bit, but I think I'll be OK," Rodgers said. When asked if he will be on the injury report, Rodgers replied, "Yeah, probably. Maybe. We'll see."

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb (ribs, chest) is expected to miss six weeks or more due to his sternum and shoulder injuries suffered in Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills.

QB | Ryan Tannehill | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins have quickly involved into a passing team thanks to opposing teams stacking up the line of scrimmage in order to force QB Ryan Tannehill to beat them through the air. Tannehill has responded in recent weeks with personal bests in completion percentage and passer rating, and he hasn't thrown an interception in the last two games. RB Reggie Bush (knee) is still not 100 percent, and RB Daniel Thomas (concussion) has missed two games this year with two separate concussions.


Running Back

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle) and P Chris Jones (knee) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) will not participate Wednesday, Oct. 17, but should be able to play Week 7.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he believes RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), who has rushed for 316 yards on 57 carries over the last two games, can continue to carry the load for the team despite dealing with his pain in his foot. "He definitely has played well and played hard and got the ball a number of times, and we'd like to think he can keep on doing it," Coughlin said. "I don't want to go into that one-practice-a-week business, so I am hoping this is something he will be able to overcome."

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said RB Trent Richardson (ribs) will participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RB | Andre Brown | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (concussion) has been cleared from his concussion.

RB | Da'Rel Scott | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants RB Da'Rel Scott (knee) underwent a right knee debridement to help repair his meniscus, and he will likely be out of the lineup for a bit.

RB | Reggie Bush | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Reggie Bush still believes it is possible for him to capture the league's rushing title this season despite being slowed with a knee injury. "Yeah, I think it's still possible," Bush said. "It's not my focus. It's obviously a goal, but it's not my focus while I'm out there." After a great start to the season, in which he had 302 rushing yards in the first three games, Bush has declined significantly, with 132 yards in the last three games. Bush is currently 12th in the NFL in rushing with 434 yards.

RB | Daniel Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas (concussion) returned to practice Tuesday, Oct. 16, after passing mandated tests Monday, Oct. 15. He will practice and play with an oversized helmet designed to give him more protection.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (calf), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and LB Chris Carter (hamstring) will not play in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Gilbert visited with a specialist Monday, Oct. 15, and was told he doesn't need surgery. He's listed as week-to-week. RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles'), RB Isaac Redman (ankle) and C Maurkice Pouncey (knee) are questionable, but head coach Mike Tomlin is "optimistic" that they will play. OT Mike X. Adams will replace Gilbert, and OG Doug Legursky would replace Pouncey if he's unable to suit up.


Fullback

FB | John Conner | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The New York Jets have released FB John Conner (hamstring, knee) after the two sides reached an injury settlement. Head coach Rex Ryan said it is possible the team could re-sign Conner in the future.


Wide Receiver

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (foot, knee) is doing some work during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said WR Laurent Robinson (concussion) still has not passed a concussion test at this point. It appears Robinson will not be able to play Week 7.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion) returned to the field in Week 6 against the Atlanta Falcons, and was on the field for more snaps than any other receiver. However, he did not have any receptions. His contributions were limited to blocking and turning an end around into 20 yards and a first down.

WR | Mario Manningham | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Mario Manningham (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant in practice Tuesday, Oct. 16.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) got treatment Monday, Oct. 15, on the knee he hit on the turf in his team's Week 6 game, but said the knee felt good Tuesday, Oct. 16.


Tight End

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) is expected to play in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. There have been rumors floating around that Graham could miss several games due to a sprained ankle suffered in Week 5.

TE | Weslye Saunders | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Indianapolis Colts signed free-agent TE Weslye Saunders (Steelers) Tuesday, Oct. 16.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) and DL Myron Pryor (pectoral) are both eligible to return to practice this week, but head coach Bill Belichick is still determining if either player will be healthy enough to be active in Week 7. However, Shiancoe, per the league's new rules, can't be activated for the active roster until Week 8. TE Michael Hoomanawanui will likely be cut to make room for Shiancoe.


Place Kicker

PK | David Akers | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers (illness) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 16, due to illness.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Marcus Gilbert | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey said OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle, foot) could miss as many as six weeks because of the injury he suffered in Week 6.

OT | Marshall Newhouse | Green Bay Packers | Injury
The NFL has fined Houston Texans FS Danieal Manning $15,000 for punching Green Bay Packers OT Marshall Newhouse in Week 6 as Manning was pinned under a pile, according to a source. Manning plans to appeal the fine because his punches came in an attempt to protect himself from injury.

OT | Leonard Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
If San Francisco 49ers OT Joe Staley (concussion) is unable to play in the Week 7 game against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Oct. 18, then OL Leonard Davis would started at right guard, with OL Alex Boone moving from right guard to left tackle.

OT | Joe Staley | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
If San Francisco 49ers OT Joe Staley (concussion) is unable to play in the Week 7 game against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Oct. 18, then OL Leonard Davis would started at right guard, with OL Alex Boone moving from right guard to left tackle.

OT | Pat McQuistan | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals re-signed OT Pat McQuistan Tuesday, Oct. 16, and released CB Crezdon Butler in a corresponding move. Also, WR Gerell Robinson returned to the practice squad and WR Isaiah Williams (finger) was placed on the practice squad Injured Reserve.

OT | Jared Gaither | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OT Jared Gaither (groin) is expected to return to practice next week, which should improve the team's pass protection dramatically. OT Michael X. Harris has played well in Gaither's absence, though.


Guard

OG | Chris Williams | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Bears terminated the contract of G Chris Williams and re-signed CB Zackary Bowman Tuesday, Oct. 16.


Defensive Line

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (knee), DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (knee) and CB Jimmy Smith (groin) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Chris Canty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DT Chris Canty (knee) is taking part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

DL | Myron Pryor | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DT Myron Pryor (shoulder), currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list, is not expected to return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 17; however, he is not far off from a return to the field.

DL | Rocky Bernard | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DT Rocky Bernard (quadriceps) will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

DL | Da'Quan Bowers | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers (Achilles') will return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and begin his 21-day practice period, permissible by the league's Physically Unable to Perform list regulations.


Linebacker

LB | Michael Boley | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Jacquian Williams (knee) is not expected to play in Week 7. LBs Michael Boley and Keith Rivers are expected to take over whatever role Williams would have had.

LB | Keith Rivers | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Jacquian Williams (knee) is not expected to play in Week 7. LBs Michael Boley and Keith Rivers are expected to take over whatever role Williams would have had.

LB | Jacquian Williams | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Jacquian Williams (knee) is not expected to play in Week 7. LBs Michael Boley and Keith Rivers are expected to take over whatever role Williams would have had.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (triceps) underwent surgery Wednesday, Oct. 17, to repair a torn triceps, according to a source. The team feels if anybody can come back this year, it is Lewis, particularly with the Ravens being a Super Bowl contender.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles') will be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list and will participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Nick Perry | Green Bay Packers | Injury
The injury to Green Bay Packers LB Nick Perry (knee) is not believed to be season-ending or as bad as initially feared. Head coach Mike McCarthy is expected to offer an update Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Keith Brooking | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox explained Tuesday, Oct. 16, why LB Joe Mays was sidelined in Week 6 against the San Diego Chargers in favor of LB Keith Brooking. "We've not given up on Joe Mays by any stretch...we're in the business of doing what it takes to win," Fox said.

LB | Rolando McClain | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit
Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain saw less of the field in Week 6 against the Atlanta falcons, with the team using LBs Miles Burris and Philip Wheeler in their nickel package. McClain's snaps dropped from 73 in the previous game to just 17 in Week 6. Burris increased from 27 of 77 snaps two games ago to all 55 defensive snaps against the Falcons.


Cornerback

CB | Jimmy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (knee), DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (knee) and CB Jimmy Smith (groin) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | Ron Brooks | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Ron Brooks (foot) will participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, after being medically cleared to practice earlier in the week. Head coach Chan Gailey said he will work mostly with the scout team so he can work his way into game shape. Brooks is not allowed to come off the Injured Reserve/Designated to return list until Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the earliest.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CBs Morris Claiborne (knee) and Mike Jenkins (shoulder) are participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | Morris Claiborne | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CBs Morris Claiborne (knee) and Mike Jenkins (shoulder) are participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

CB | Richard Marshall | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CBs Richard Marshall (back) and Jimmy Wilson (undisclosed) were held out of practice Tuesday, Oct. 16.

CB | Zackary Bowman | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Bears terminated the contract of G Chris Williams and re-signed CB Zackary Bowman Tuesday, Oct. 16.

CB | Lardarius Webb | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (knee) was placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 16.


Strong Safety

SS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Kenny Phillips (knee) is improving; however, he is not yet ready to practice at this point.

SS | Steve Gregory | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots SS Steve Gregory (hip) said he is currently listed as day-to-day and does not know if he will play in Week 7. "I don't know. I'm just going day to day, trying to get healthy. We'll just take it from there," Gregory said.

SS | Kam Chancellor | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks S Kam Chancellor (ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 16.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (calf), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and LB Chris Carter (hamstring) will not play in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Gilbert visited with a specialist Monday, Oct. 15, and was told he doesn't need surgery. He's listed as week-to-week. RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles'), RB Isaac Redman (ankle) and C Maurkice Pouncey (knee) are questionable, but head coach Mike Tomlin is "optimistic" that they will play. OT Mike X. Adams will replace Gilbert, and OG Doug Legursky would replace Pouncey if he's unable to suit up.


Free Safety

FS | Danieal Manning | Houston Texans | Injury
The NFL has fined Houston Texans FS Danieal Manning $15,000 for punching Green Bay Packers OT Marshall Newhouse in Week 6 as Manning was pinned under a pile, according to a source. Manning plans to appeal the fine because his punches came in an attempt to protect himself from injury.

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