Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 5, 2012 @ 10:16:55 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (concussion) failed another baseline ImPACT test taken Wednesday, Dec. 5.

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan never seriously considered starting QB Tim Tebow (ribs) in Week 14.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury
Although the New York Jets have named QB Mark Sanchez the starting quarterback for Week 14, the team is not yet ready to announce who will serve as the backup. That decision will depend of the health of QB Tim Tebow (ribs), according to a source.

QB | Carson Palmer | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer (thumb) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Dec. 4.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Steelers expect QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder, ribs) to return in Week 14 against the San Diego Chargers.


Running Back

RB | Johnny White | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Transaction
The Green Bay Packers have placed RB Johnny White (concussion) on Injured Reserve.

RB | Donald Brown | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Donald Brown (ankle) will not play Week 14 because of an ankle injury.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has not ruled out RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) returning this season; however, he has yet to recover from a concussion.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers agreed to terms with free-agent RB Ryan Grant (Redskins) Wednesday, Dec. 5. Grant should be practicing with the team later in the day. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings, and according to an NFL source, it is serious enough that he might not play again the rest of the season. The source said the team is mulling placing Starks on season-ending Injured Reserve. "It's not an ACL," the source said, adding that the early evaluation was that the injury would not likely require surgery.

RB | Armond Smith | Free Agent | Injury, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers promoted OL Thomas Austin and RB Armond Smith from the practice squad to the 53-man roster Tuesday, Dec. 4. Smith could be used to spell RB DeAngelo Williams in games, as the health of RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) remains in question.

RB | Mike Goodson | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Mike Goodson (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 4.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 4.

RB | Harvey Unga | Chicago Bears | Transaction
The Chicago Bears released QB Matt Blanchard and re-signed FB Harvey Unga Tuesday, Dec. 4.


Fullback

FB | Marcel Reece | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders T Khalif Barnes (triceps), DE Jack Crawford (toe), WR Juron Criner (shoulder), DB Matt Giordano (concussion), RB Taiwan Jones (ankle), SS Michael Mitchell (concussion), TE Brandon Myers (shoulder) and FB Marcel Reece (knee, quadriceps) all were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 4.


Wide Receiver

WR | Lance Long | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have re-signed free-agent WR Lance Long. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (hamstring) said he will not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5, but still expects to play Week 14. He said his tight hamstring feels about the same as it did when he left the team's Week 13 game with the injury.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) will attempt to practice Wednesday, Dec. 5, after suffering a Grade 3 left ankle sprain Nov. 4, according to a source with knowledge of his ailment. The diagnosis means he suffered a complete ligament tear that can take four to six weeks to heal completely. Harvin could receive a pain-killing injection this weekend in order to play.

WR | Titus Young | Detroit Lions | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions placed WRs Titus Young (knee) and Ryan Broyles (knee) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 4. The team sent Young home twice in the past three weeks due to behavior issues. Also, the team released S Erik Coleman, WR Kris Durham was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad and signed free-agent S Tyrell Johnson (Vikings) and WR Troy Burrell (Lions) to the practice squad.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks placed OG James Carpenter (knee) on the Injured Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Dec. 4. In corresponding moves, the team waived WR Braylon Edwards (knee) and signed OG Rishaw Johnson from the practice squad to the active roster.

WR | Juron Criner | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders T Khalif Barnes (triceps), DE Jack Crawford (toe), WR Juron Criner (shoulder), DB Matt Giordano (concussion), RB Taiwan Jones (ankle), SS Michael Mitchell (concussion), TE Brandon Myers (shoulder) and FB Marcel Reece (knee, quadriceps) all were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 4.

WR | Julian Edelman | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) was placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 4.

WR | Mohamed Sanu | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals placed WR Mohamed Sanu (foot) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 4. In corresponding moves, the team signed RB Dan Herron to the active roster from the practice squad and signed free-agent WR Vidal Hazelton (Titans) to the practice squad.

WR | Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the team will put WR Sidney Rice (head) through the concussion program. Carroll would not call Rice's injury a concussion, but said the team wanted to make sure they knew what they were doing with Rice. "He's going to go through the process," Carroll said. "We want to be very careful and make sure we know what we're doing. He'll go through the whole sequence of the tests and stuff, and probably we will determine on Wednesday where he is for Thursday's practice."

WR | Brandon Stokley | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Brandon Stokley (hip) was participating in practice Tuesday, Dec. 4.

WR | Mike Thomas | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Mike Thomas is expected to be the team's No. 2 wide receiver moving forward after the team lost WR Ryan Broyles (knee) to a knee issue in Week 13.

WR | Mike Sims-Walker | Free Agent | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said the team is not considering signing a wide receiver due to the injuries to WRs Alshon Jeffery (knee), Devin Hester (concussion) and Earl Bennett (concussion). WR Brandon Marshall was supporting the idea that the club should go out and sign a veteran wideout such as WR Mike Sims-Walker (Jaguars).


Tight End

TE | Brandon Myers | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders T Khalif Barnes (triceps), DE Jack Crawford (toe), WR Juron Criner (shoulder), DB Matt Giordano (concussion), RB Taiwan Jones (ankle), SS Michael Mitchell (concussion), TE Brandon Myers (shoulder) and FB Marcel Reece (knee, quadriceps) all were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 4.

TE | Todd Heap | Free Agent | Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals have released TE Todd Heap.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Chris Hairston | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said OT Chris Hairston (ankle, foot) will not be able to play Week 14 and may not be ready for Week 15 either. OT Sam Young will start at right tackle with Hairston out.

OT | Gosder Cherilus | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee), DT Corey Williams (knee), CB Jacob Lacey (foot, knee), CB Chris Houston (ankle) and OT Gosder Cherilus (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

OT | Winston Justice | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians said OG Joe Reitz (concussion) and OT Winston Justice (concussion) will have to pass concussion tests before being able to play again.

OT | David Diehl | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT David Diehl will start at right tackle in place of OT Sean Locklear (knee), who is expected to land on Injured Reserve.

OT | Sean Locklear | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT David Diehl will start at right tackle in place of OT Sean Locklear (knee), who is expected to land on Injured Reserve.

OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins OT Jonathan Martin will take over as the team's starting left tackle in Week 14 following the loss of OT Jake Long (triceps).

OT | Jonathan Martin | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins OT Jonathan Martin will take over as the team's starting left tackle in Week 14 following the loss of OT Jake Long (triceps).

OT | James Carpenter | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks placed OG James Carpenter (knee) on the Injured Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Dec. 4. In corresponding moves, the team waived WR Braylon Edwards (knee) and signed OG Rishaw Johnson from the practice squad to the active roster.

OT | Khalif Barnes | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders T Khalif Barnes (triceps), DE Jack Crawford (toe), WR Juron Criner (shoulder), DB Matt Giordano (concussion), RB Taiwan Jones (ankle), SS Michael Mitchell (concussion), TE Brandon Myers (shoulder) and FB Marcel Reece (knee, quadriceps) all were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 4.


Guard

OG | Mitch Petrus | Free Agent | Transaction
The New England Patriots have waived OG Mitch Petrus.


Offensive Line

OL | Joe Reitz | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians said OG Joe Reitz (concussion) and OT Winston Justice (concussion) will have to pass concussion tests before being able to play again.

OL | Jeremy Bridges | Free Agent | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers released OL Jeremy Bridges Tuesday, Dec. 4.Bridges had struggled with conditioning after being acquired in free agency.


Defensive Line

DL | Lawrence Jackson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Lawrence Jackson (undisclosed) sat out practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

DL | Corey Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee), DT Corey Williams (knee), CB Jacob Lacey (foot, knee), CB Chris Houston (ankle) and OT Gosder Cherilus (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

DL | Chris Kelsay | Buffalo Bills | Injury
The Buffalo Bills have placed DE Chris Kelsay (neck) on Injured Reserve.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders DB Phillip Adams (concussion) and DT Richard Seymour (knee, hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Dec. 4.

DL | Ndamukong Suh | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Ndamukong Suh won't be fined after giving Indianapolis Colts OT Winston Justice (concussion) a concussion in Week 13. Colts players insist that Suh and his teammates then celebrated the injury to Justice on the sideline. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league isn't looking into the incident because "there was no flag thrown and nothing illegal that appears on film."


Linebacker

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said LB Terrell Suggs (biceps) has a serious biceps injury but can play with the injury.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (triceps) plans to take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5. Head coach John Harbaugh said Lewis will not play Week 14.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury
The Chicago Bears have struggled when LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring) is out of the lineup. They were just 7-8 in the 15 games Urlacher missed in 2009 and 0-7 without him in 2004.

LB | Wesley Woodyard | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 4. He could be pressed into action in Week 14.

LB | Clint Session | Free Agent | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars waived TE Maurice Stovall and LB Clint Session and signed FB Will Ta'ufo'ou Tuesday, Dec. 4.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) worked out Monday, Dec. 3, but it's unknown if he'll be able to return in Week 14.


Cornerback

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee), DT Corey Williams (knee), CB Jacob Lacey (foot, knee), CB Chris Houston (ankle) and OT Gosder Cherilus (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

CB | Jacob Lacey | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee), DT Corey Williams (knee), CB Jacob Lacey (foot, knee), CB Chris Houston (ankle) and OT Gosder Cherilus (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

CB | Tim Jennings | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (shoulder) appears unlikely to play in Week 14 at this point. He is having difficulty doing basic things because of his shoulder injury.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall (ankle) suffered a minor ankle injury in Week 13 and was on crutches Tuesday, Dec. 4. Hall said he plans to play in the team's Week 14 game.

CB | Marcus Trufant | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant (hamstring) could miss his second straight game because of a hamstring issue suffered in practice. "He had a pretty legit hamstring pull," head coach Pete Carroll said. "So I don't know where he'll be by the end of the week, but he's in rehab now still. It's going to be a challenge to get him back for the game. We'll see what happens. I don't want to rule him out."

CB | Stanford Routt | Houston Texans | Transaction
The Houston Texans signed free-agent CB Stanford Routt (Chiefs) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Dec. 4.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (collarbone) could be ready to return against the Chicago Bears in Week 15, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. "If you ask Charles, he's probably pushing to play this week," McCarthy said. "There's some more testing that you have to do to make sure he's cleared. He has not been cleared yet." It may be hard for Green Bay to pull CB Casey Hayward at his position in the slot corner when Woodson returns.

CB | Ike Taylor | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor (leg) will miss at least two games and possibly more after suffering a hairline fracture in his lower right leg in Week 13. Taylor will be replaced by CB Cortez Allen, who gave up two long passes in the team's win against the Baltimore Ravens.


Strong Safety

SS | Tyvon Branch | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (neck) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Dec. 4.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee), DT Corey Williams (knee), CB Jacob Lacey (foot, knee), CB Chris Houston (ankle) and OT Gosder Cherilus (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

FS | Tom Zbikowski | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts FS Tom Zbikowski (knee) will not play Week 14 because of a knee injury.

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