Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 28, 2012 @ 10:02:46 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
A source close to Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (rib, shoulder) said he would be "shocked" if Roethlisberger played in Week 13 and expects him to miss one more game. QB Charlie Batch is expected to start this week. According to the source, it's not a "pain tolerance" issue with Roethlisberger; it's a question of how well he can perform with his injuries.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (concussion) has begun preparing for his potential return, spending Tuesday, Nov. 27, being sized for a protective skull cap that he plans to wear under his helmet to safeguard against suffering another concussion. Head coach Andy Reid said Vick is close to being medically cleared after missing two games with a concussion. Vick is scheduled to be tested Wednesday, Nov. 28, to determine whether he can practice.


Running Back

RB | Mikel Leshoure | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (undisclosed) is not practicing Wednesday, Nov. 28.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said he expects RB DeMarco Murray (foot) to do more football-related work during practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

RB | Cedric Benson | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, Nov. 27, that RB Cedric Benson (foot) will not practice this week, and he said he expects to have more information Wednesday, Nov. 28. Benson is set to meet with a specialist this week concerning his Lisfranc injury. He is on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list, and if he needs surgery he is most likely done for the year.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (concussion) said Tuesday, Nov. 27, that team doctors haven't ruled out his potentially resuming his playing career at some point. "They told me I can't say this season, but they didn't shut the door (on resuming later)," Best said.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle), who is dealing with a high ankle sprain on his left foot, but offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski said Stewart hasn't been 100 percent healthy all season after spraining his right ankle and missing two games early in the season. Stewart will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

RB | Davin Meggett | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Texans released RB Davin Meggett and signed LB Cameron Collins to the practice squad Thursday, Nov. 27.

RB | Jalen Parmele | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Jalen Parmele (groin) was placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 27.

RB | Jordan Todman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed CB Antwaun Molden (Giants), WR Quan Cosby (Colts) and RB Jordan Todman (Vikings) Tuesday, Nov. 27.

RB | Jewel Hampton | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The San Francisco 49ers activated RB Jewel Hampton (foot) from the Non-Football injury list, and signed WR Chad Hall (Eagles) to the practice squad Tuesday, Nov. 27.

RB | Kendall Hunter | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') was placed on Injured Reserve with an Achilles' injury Tuesday, Nov. 27.

RB | Kregg Lumpkin | New York Giants | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Giants signed RB Kregg Lumpkin (Seahawks) Tuesday, Nov. 27.

RB | LaMichael James | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (ankle) will miss the rest of the season with a left ankle injury that he suffered in Week 12, according to a person informed of Hunter's prognosis. The Niners have not announced a timetable for Hunter, however. RBs LaMichael James and Brandon Jacobs will be asked to increase their roles as a result. James has yet to be active for a game this year.


Wide Receiver

WR | Diondre Borel | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday, Nov. 28, that they have released WR Diondre Borel from the practice squad.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (back, hip) is expected to recover in time for the team's Week 13 game, according to a source.

WR | Micheal Spurlock | Free Agent | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars waived WR Micheal Spurlock Tuesday, Nov. 27.

WR | Raymond Radway | Free Agent | Transaction
The Chicago Bears released WR Raymond Radway and OG Chris Riley from the practice squad Tuesday, Nov. 27, according to a source.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said WR Greg Jennings (hernia) could be on a limited snap count in Week 13. The team will know more by how Jennings responds in practice this week.

WR | Mardy Gilyard | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets signed free-agent WR Mardy Gilyard (Eagles) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Nov. 27.

WR | Harry Douglas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons T Sam Baker (groin), WR Kevin Cone (groin), WR Harry Douglas (ankle), S Charles Mitchell (calf), LB Stephen Nicholas (knee), TE Michael Palmer (back), DT Vance Walker (ribs) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (ankle) were all limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 27.

WR | Quan Cosby | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed CB Antwaun Molden (Giants), WR Quan Cosby (Colts) and RB Jordan Todman (Vikings) Tuesday, Nov. 27.

WR | Kyle Williams | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Kyle Williams (knee) was placed on Injured Reserve with a torn anterior cruciate ligament Tuesday, Nov. 27.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (ribs) was placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 27.

WR | Antonio Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown (ankle) will play in the team's Week 13 game.


Tight End

TE | David Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints TE David Thomas (undisclosed), OT Zach Strief (groin) and CB Corey White (knee) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 27. Interim head coach Joe Vitt said Strief was closer to playing in Week 13. "Our right tackle situation is going to be fine in this game," Vitt said. "There's a lot of ways we can help that position. There's a lot of ways which we do help that position. We have the next man up theory that we've gone to."


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jeff Backus | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) is not taking part in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

OT | Derek Sherrod | Green Bay Packers | Injury
The Green Bay Packers retained OT Derek Sherrod (leg) on the Reserve/Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list Tuesday, Nov. 27, which means he'll be placed on the season-ending Injured Reserve list. The team had until early this week to either activate him to the 53-man roster or put him on reserve/PUP for the rest of the season.

OT | Jammal Brown | Washington Redskins | Injury
The Washington Redskins did not activate OT Jammal Brown (hip) from the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list by the deadline Tuesday, Nov. 27, and he is now on the season-ending Injured Reserve list.

OT | Selvish Capers | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants released OT Selvish Capers.

OT | Zach Strief | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints TE David Thomas (undisclosed), OT Zach Strief (groin) and CB Corey White (knee) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 27. Interim head coach Joe Vitt said Strief was closer to playing in Week 13. "Our right tackle situation is going to be fine in this game," Vitt said. "There's a lot of ways we can help that position. There's a lot of ways which we do help that position. We have the next man up theory that we've gone to."

OT | Charles Brown | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OT Charles Brown (knee), DE Junior Galette (ankle), S Isa Abdul-Quddus (concussion), WR Courtney Roby (shoulder, ankle) and DT Tom Johnson (back) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 27.

OT | Sam Baker | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons T Sam Baker (groin), WR Kevin Cone (groin), WR Harry Douglas (ankle), S Charles Mitchell (calf), LB Stephen Nicholas (knee), TE Michael Palmer (back), DT Vance Walker (ribs) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (ankle) were all limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 27.

OT | Jeremy Trueblood | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed S Cody Grimm (hamstring) and OT Jeremy Trueblood (undisclosed) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 27. The team claimed WR David Gilreath off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Also, the team released OG Chris Scott from the practice squad and re-signed S Sean Baker.

OT | Mike X. Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Mike X. Adams (ankle) could be out a significant amount of time with a high ankle sprain.

OT | King Dunlap | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT King Dunlap (knee) has been diagnosed with a medial collateral ligament strain in his knee.


Guard

OG | Chris Spencer | Chicago Bears | Injury
Updating a previous report, the timetable for the return of Chicago Bears OG Chris Spencer (knee) is out to two weeks, according to a league source familiar with the situation.

OG | Willie Colon | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OG Willie Colon (knee) is doing better and is expected to play in Week 13.

OG | Kyle DeVan | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Transaction
The Tennessee Titans placed RB Darren Evans (quadriceps) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 27, and re-signed OG Kyle DeVan in a corresponding move.


Defensive Line

DL | Corey Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DT Corey Williams (knee) is not taking part in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

DL | Peria Jerry | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DT Peria Jerry (quadriceps) appears as if he will be a game-time decision for Week 13.

DL | Amobi Okoye | Free Agent | Transaction
The Chicago Bears released DT Amobi Okoye Tuesday, Nov. 27, according to a league source.

DL | Ron Edwards | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers DT Ron Edwards (elbow) will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his left elbow in Week 12 Monday, Nov. 26. He'll be out a minimum of four to six weeks, and he'll be placed on Injured Reserve. DT Frank Kearse will be promoted from the practice squad. Head coach Ron Rivera said DTs Sione Fua, Andre Neblett or Kearse will start in Week 13.

DL | Jason Babin | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles released DE Jason Babin Tuesday, Nov. 27.

DL | Fletcher Cox | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DL Fletcher Cox (tailbone) and OT King Dunlap (knee) will not practice Wednesday, Nov. 28. Cox has a tailbone contusion.


Defensive End

DE | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Cliff Avril (knee) is not taking part in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.


Linebacker

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley (ankle) is unlikely to play in Week 13.

LB | Stephen Nicholas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons T Sam Baker (groin), WR Kevin Cone (groin), WR Harry Douglas (ankle), S Charles Mitchell (calf), LB Stephen Nicholas (knee), TE Michael Palmer (back), DT Vance Walker (ribs) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (ankle) were all limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 27.

LB | Sean Weatherspoon | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons T Sam Baker (groin), WR Kevin Cone (groin), WR Harry Douglas (ankle), S Charles Mitchell (calf), LB Stephen Nicholas (knee), TE Michael Palmer (back), DT Vance Walker (ribs) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (ankle) were all limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 27.

LB | Navorro Bowman | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers reached a five-year contract extension with LB Navorro Bowman through the 2018 season Tuesday, Nov. 27. Financial terms weren't released, but Bowman is expected to receive up to $45.25 million with $25.5 million in guaranteed money. He has 100 tackles and two sacks this year to go along with his first career interception and five passes defensed.

LB | Donald Butler | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin) suffered a groin injury in Week 12 and is not expected to play in the team's Week 13 game.


Cornerback

CB | Asante Samuel | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (shoulder) appears as if he will be a game-time decision for Week 13, according to head coach Mike Smith.

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Chicago Bears CB Kelvin Hayden would take the place of CB Charles Tillman (foot) in Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks if Tillman is unable to play through the pain of a chipped bone in his foot. Demoted CB D.J. Moore would reprise his role of nickel back in that scenario. However, Tillman hasn't missed a game since 2009.

CB | Elbert Mack | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints DB Elbert Mack (concussion) passed his concussion tests and practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 27.

CB | Dunta Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DT Peria Jerry (quadricep), CB Dunta Robinson (illness), and CB Asante Samuel (shoulder) all did not participate in practice Tuesday, Nov. 27.

CB | William Middleton | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars CB William Middleton (concussion) was placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 27.

CB | Antwaun Molden | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed CB Antwaun Molden (Giants), WR Quan Cosby (Colts) and RB Jordan Todman (Vikings) Tuesday, Nov. 27.


Strong Safety

SS | Delano Howell | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts announced Wednesday, Nov. 28, that they have signed SS Delano Howell from the Buffalo Bills practice squad to their active roster.

SS | Chris Harris | Free Agent | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars released SS Chris Harris Tuesday, Nov. 27.

SS | Atari Bigby | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Transaction
The San Diego Chargers placed SS Atari Bigby (groin) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 27, and re-signed LB Bront Bird in a corresponding move.

SS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants SS Kenny Phillips (knee) said he tweaked his knee, but he expects to play in the team's Week 13 game.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (calf) will return to practice Wednesday, Nov. 28, and he could return to action in Week 13.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee) is not taking part in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

FS | Eric Weddle | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers FS Eric Weddle (concussion) is expected to play in the team's Week 13 game.

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