Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 14, 2012 @ 09:44:29 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said he has not yet ruled out QB Michael Vick (concussion) for Week 11. The most important thing for Vick is rest. His headaches have subsided, however.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous items, doctors are concerned that Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's (shoulder, rib) rib injury could lead to more internal damage if he played in Week 11.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder, ribs) is out for Week 11 and QB Byron Leftwich will get the start. The team is not taking any chances with Roethlisberger, deciding to sit him.

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 10. While it's unclear whether he'll be cleared by an independent neurologist to return to action in Week 11 against the Chicago Bears, a league source said Smith is seeking a second opinion.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ribs) practiced Monday, Nov. 12. He took a hard shot to his ribs in Week 9 and received a pain-killing injection at halftime, but X-rays showed no breaks. "He's feeling pretty good," head coach Mike Shanahan said. "I asked him the same question today and he said he's feeling pretty good."

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
After reviewing Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler's (concussion) concussion in Week 10, the league determined that the team handled the situation with correct protocol. "We had a break since the play was being challenged. Our trainers talked to him then. When I say concussion protocol, that's a part of it. It's not like he showed symptoms but we had a break in between. Our trainers talked to him, evaluated him, he was fine from there," head coach Lovie Smith said. "Players in the huddle didn't see anything wrong with him, at the time. Not just then, we just continued to talk to him all the way out, even through to halftime."

QB | Nick Foles | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (concussion) could be rested for the remainder of the season barring a change in circumstances, according to two sources. It's believed that head coach Andy Reid will use the development of QB Nick Foles as a springboard to keep his job heading into next season. "I'm 99 percent sure that's exactly what you're going to see happen," a source said. "Andy is going to go to (owner) Jeff (Lurie) and (general manager) Howie (Roseman) and say, 'Let's go with Foles and make the transition to the next era.'"

QB | Brady Quinn | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs QB Brady Quinn (concussion) has been cleared to return to practice this week after missing the last two games with a concussion. He'll be available for the team's Week 11 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Romeo Crennel hasn't said whether Quinn will regain the starting job at quarterback.

QB | Josh McCown | Chicago Bears | Transaction
The Chicago Bears are expected to finalize a deal to re-sign QB Josh McCown Tuesday, Nov. 13, according to a league source.


Running Back

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said RB Trent Richardson (ribs) told him his ribs are feeling better after allowing them to rest during the bye week.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) will not practice Wednesday, Nov. 14, as he continues his rehab from a sprained foot, according to a source.

RB | Donald Brown | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Donald Brown (knee) will be listed as day-to-day, at least until Wednesday, Nov. 14.

RB | C.J. Spiller | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Nov. 13.

RB | Bilal Powell | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (concussion) is unlikely to play in the team's Week 11 game as he continues to recover from a concussion.

RB | Bobby Rainey | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens placed RB Bobby Rainey (knee) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 13, and promoted CB Chris X. Johnson to the active roster in a corresponding move.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) has already been ruled out for the team's Week 11 game against the Houston Texans, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

RB | Chris Rainey | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Chris Rainey (rib) will require several weeks for his broken rib to heal, but he still played in Week 10 against the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Nov. 12. He will continue to wear a protective wrap around his rib cage, but it won't limit him in any way.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) is feeling better but is iffy to play against the New Orleans Saints in Week 11. He should return the following week against the Cincinnati Bengals.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Despite excellent rushing performances in the last four weeks, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) said he's still recovering from offseason knee surgery. "Last week in Seattle, on one run, I felt scar tissue break up around my patella tendon on one of my cuts," Peterson said. "That's part of the recovery, that scar tissue breaking." Peterson thinks he'll continue to get better at the tail end of the season.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles') will be questionable for the team's Week 11 game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.


Wide Receiver

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee), SS Amari Spievey (concussion), CB Chris Houston (ankle), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), DE Cliff Avril (concussion), DT Corey Williams (knee) and SS Erik Coleman (toe) are not practicing Wednesday, Nov. 14.

WR | Jason Avant | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jason Avant (hamstring) will not play in Week 11, according to head coach Andy Reid.

WR | Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss (concussion) has passed all concussion tests, freeing him to play in the Week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

WR | Brian Hartline | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (knee) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 13.

WR | Jabar Gaffney | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Jabar Gaffney (knee) and TE Jeron Mastrud (hamstring) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 13.

WR | Julio Jones | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith didn't seem too concerned with the fact that WR Julio Jones (leg) missed some time in the team's Week 10 game. "He missed twenty plus plays in the ball game yesterday, and Julio did a nice job working with the trainers to get back. Anytime you have your 1-A or 1-B receiver out for that many snaps it's going to change the dynamics of your play calling and what you're going to try and do formationally," Smith said.

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (shoulder) came out of the Week 10 game with no setbacks, catching 11 passes for 102 yards. He also had an 80-yard catch that was called back in overtime against the San Francisco 49ers due to an illegal formation penalty. His 62-yard punt return in the third quarter was also called back due to a penalty. However, he seemed to be in some pain after the long punt return, and he had some issues with his foot or ankle at one point in the game, going to the locker room to be checked. "I'm a little sore, but I'm feeling pretty good today," Amendola said. "It's just some soreness, no tweak or anything, (the collarbone) is no worse than it was before."

WR | Domenik Hixon | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
X-rays on New York Giants WR Domenik Hixon's (ankle) ankle injury came back negative.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (foot) was still bothered by his foot during practice Monday, Nov. 12. "It's not 100 percent. I did as much as I can. ...It's a pain all the time," Garcon said.

WR | Antonio Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown (ankle) will be questionable for the team's Week 11 game against the Baltimore Ravens. Brown's ankle is "not quite where (he) wants it to be," meaning he's likely to sit out another week.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (hernia) is feeling much better and wants to return to the team soon, however, his doctor has different plans. Jennings is pain-free and has a timetable in mind to return, but he's not sharing it with anyone just yet. The plan was for Jennings to run at full speed three weeks after undergoing surgery Nov. 1. "It's like a little kid you let taste a piece of candy," Jennings said. "Now you try to feed him vegetables again, it's not really going to happen. They've experienced the candy, they want candy. I've experienced working out, now it's like, 'Just let me go.'"


Tight End

TE | Coby Fleener | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (shoulder) and CB Vontae Davis (knee) will not play Week 11. Interim head coach Bruce Arians said both players have a chance to be ready for Week 12.

TE | Jeron Mastrud | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Jabar Gaffney (knee) and TE Jeron Mastrud (hamstring) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 13.

TE | Chase Coffman | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction, Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons signed TE Chase Coffman from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Nov. 13.

TE | Brody Eldridge | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears released TE Brody Eldridge Tuesday, Nov. 13.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jammal Brown | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OT Jammal Brown (hip) said he was encouraged by his first practice after hip surgery Monday, Nov. 12. "I feel a lot looser, could move a lot more," Brown said. "I'll know better after a week or so, how it feels. But I feel good. It was a great day for me." Brown does not have a target date for his return but is hoping to play this season. "As soon as possible … The Redskins are trying to be cautious, but I hope they're not too cautious," Brown said. "I want to get out there as soon as possible. Help my team."

OT | Chris Hairston | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills T Chris Hairston (knee), S Da'Norris Searcy (hand), and DE Mario Williams (wrist, knee) all fully participated in practice Tuesday, Nov. 13.

OT | Winston Justice | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Robert Mathis (back) will play in Week 11 against the New England Patriots. CB Vontae Davis (knee), DT Winston Justice (knee) and C Samson Satele (back) are being listed as day-to-day.

OT | T.J. Lang | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (hip) suffered a dislocated hip in the team's game back on Nov. 4, but he could avoid surgery, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Bulaga will undergo a checkup in roughly four weeks. The team will proceed with OT T.J. Lang at right tackle and OT Evan Dietrich-Smith at left guard. OT Derek Sherrod (leg) practiced for the first time since breaking his leg last year, but it's unlikely he can contribute for a couple of weeks.

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (hip) suffered a dislocated hip in the team's game back on Nov. 4, but he could avoid surgery, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Bulaga will undergo a checkup in roughly four weeks. The team will proceed with OT T.J. Lang at right tackle and OT Evan Dietrich-Smith at left guard. OT Derek Sherrod (leg) practiced for the first time since breaking his leg last year, but it's unlikely he can contribute for a couple of weeks.


Guard

OG | Danny Watkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Danny Watkins (ankle) will practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.


Offensive Line

OL | Jeremy Bridges | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers signed free-agent OL Jeremy Bridges (Cardinals) Tuesday, Nov. 13.


Defensive Line

DL | Josh Chapman | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians said the team has not decided how much DT Josh Chapman (knee) will play Week 11 or if he will even be active for the game. Arians said the team will not play him if he is not ready.

DL | Corey Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee), SS Amari Spievey (concussion), CB Chris Houston (ankle), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), DE Cliff Avril (concussion), DT Corey Williams (knee) and SS Erik Coleman (toe) are not practicing Wednesday, Nov. 14.

DL | Chris Kelsay | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Chris Kelsay (neck) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 13. Head coach Chan Gailey said it's "touch-and-go" whether Kelsay will play in Week 11.

DL | Paul Soliai | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins LB Karlos Dansby (biceps), DT Tony McDaniel (knee), CB Koa Misi (calf), WR Marlon Moore (neck), C Mike Pouncey (knee, ankle), DT Paul Soliai (ankle, elbow) and DE Olivier Vernon (knee) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 13.

DL | Mario Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills T Chris Hairston (knee), S Da'Norris Searcy (hand), and DE Mario Williams (wrist, knee) all fully participated in practice Tuesday, Nov. 13.

DL | Mark Anderson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson (knee), DE Chris Kelsay (neck) and CB Aaron Williams (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Nov. 13.

DL | Phil Taylor | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor (pectoral) hopes to see his repetitions increase in Week 11 after playing in only 50 percent of the defensive snaps in his first game back in Week 10. Taylor missed the first eight games of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

DL | Kenyon Coleman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys placed DE Kenyon Coleman (triceps) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 13, and promoted DL Ben Bass to the active roster.

DL | Markus Kuhn | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DT Markus Kuhn (knee) will undergo season-ending surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament in his knee after the swelling subsides. He'll need full range of motion before undergoing the procedure.


Defensive End

DE | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee), SS Amari Spievey (concussion), CB Chris Houston (ankle), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), DE Cliff Avril (concussion), DT Corey Williams (knee) and SS Erik Coleman (toe) are not practicing Wednesday, Nov. 14.


Linebacker

LB | Colin McCarthy | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans LB Colin McCarthy (ankle) aggravated his ankle injury in the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins, but was able to return. He will get plenty of rest during the bye. "(The bye week) should help him," head coach Mike Munchak said Monday, Nov. 12. "I thought (against Miami) he probably felt a lot better than he had the last two games. He played better, made plays in this game, even though he had a scare where he thought he reinjured it. I think this (break) helps him a lot because he's got a lot of nagging stuff."

LB | Karlos Dansby | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins LB Karlos Dansby (biceps), DT Tony McDaniel (knee), CB Koa Misi (calf), WR Marlon Moore (neck), C Mike Pouncey (knee, ankle), DT Paul Soliai (ankle, elbow) and DE Olivier Vernon (knee) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 13.

LB | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Robert Mathis (back) will play in Week 11 against the New England Patriots. CB Vontae Davis (knee), DT Winston Justice (knee) and C Samson Satele (back) are being listed as day-to-day.

LB | Aaron Maybin | Free Agent | Transaction
The New York Jets cut LB Aaron Maybin Tuesday, Nov. 13.

LB | Quincy Black | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed LB Quincy Black (neck, arm) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 13. The team also signed free-agent DE Ernest Owusu (Vikings) and WR Diondre Borel (Packers) to their practice squad and released TE Lamark Brown and WR Dale Moss.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) didn't practice Monday, Nov. 12, and appears to be a long shot to play in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions. LB Dezman Moses will likely start in Matthews' place.


Cornerback

CB | Vontae Davis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (shoulder) and CB Vontae Davis (knee) will not play Week 11. Interim head coach Bruce Arians said both players have a chance to be ready for Week 12.

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee), SS Amari Spievey (concussion), CB Chris Houston (ankle), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), DE Cliff Avril (concussion), DT Corey Williams (knee) and SS Erik Coleman (toe) are not practicing Wednesday, Nov. 14.

CB | Isaiah Trufant | New York Jets | Injury, Transaction
The New York Jets placed CB Isaiah Trufant (knee) on Injured Reserve with a left knee injury Tuesday, Nov. 13.

CB | Aaron Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson (knee), DE Chris Kelsay (neck) and CB Aaron Williams (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Nov. 13.

CB | Dimitri Patterson | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle) has resumed running in his rehab but there is no timetable on when he can return.


Strong Safety

SS | Erik Coleman | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee), SS Amari Spievey (concussion), CB Chris Houston (ankle), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), DE Cliff Avril (concussion), DT Corey Williams (knee) and SS Erik Coleman (toe) are not practicing Wednesday, Nov. 14.

SS | Amari Spievey | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee), SS Amari Spievey (concussion), CB Chris Houston (ankle), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), DE Cliff Avril (concussion), DT Corey Williams (knee) and SS Erik Coleman (toe) are not practicing Wednesday, Nov. 14.

SS | Da'Norris Searcy | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills T Chris Hairston (knee), S Da'Norris Searcy (hand), and DE Mario Williams (wrist, knee) all fully participated in practice Tuesday, Nov. 13.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (calf) is not expected to play in Week 11 against the Baltimore Ravens.

SS | Tyvon Branch | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (neck) is dealing with a sore neck.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee), SS Amari Spievey (concussion), CB Chris Houston (ankle), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), DE Cliff Avril (concussion), DT Corey Williams (knee) and SS Erik Coleman (toe) are not practicing Wednesday, Nov. 14.

FS | Michael Huff | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DB Michael Huff (calf) is expected to play in Week 11 after suffering a calf injury in the team's Week 10 game.

FS | Ryan Clark | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers FS Ryan Clark (concussion) "appears to be fine" despite suffering a concussion in Week 10. It is his second concussion in three weeks, and he'll need to pass post-concussion tests this week.

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