Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 12, 2012 @ 09:52:03 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) was on the field during the portion of practice the media was able to view Wednesday, Dec. 12.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (concussion) was limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 11.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (neck) fully expects to play in Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers. "Just tight," Cutler said. "Got some treatment this morning, so should be ready to go later in the week." Head coach Lovie Smith defined Cutler's ailment as nothing more than a stiff neck.

QB | Kirk Cousins | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon made it sound as if QB Kirk Cousins would be starting in Week 15 with QB Robert Griffin III (knee) banged up. "We have to play well around Kirk so Kirk doesn't feel like he has to save the team and help him to be a comfortable as possible," Garcon said. However, head coach Mike Shanahan said he "definitely" has not ruled out Griffin for this weekend.


Running Back

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee) has a sprained knee. It's unknown how long he'll be out.

RB | Cedric Peerman | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, , Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Peerman (ankle) appears headed for the inactive list for a second straight game in Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Dec. 13.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Steelers suspended RB Rashard Mendenhall for the Week 15 game Tuesday, Dec. 11, for conduct detrimental to the team. In a corresponding move, RB Baron Batch was promoted to the active roster.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) expects to play in Week 15 after practicing Monday, Dec. 10. "It made my nerves kind of jittery," McFadden said. "(But) it was more of a scare than anything. It was cool today. … I was moving good, making all my cuts. I'm not concerned."

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Buffalo Bills officially placed RB Fred Jackson (knee) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 11.

RB | Donald Brown | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Indianapolis Colts placed RB Donald Brown (ankle) and FB Robert Hughes (knee) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 11, and re-signed RBs Deji Karim and Mewelde Moore to the active roster in corresponding moves. Also, the team signed free-agent RB Davin Meggett (Texans) to the practice squad and released RB Alvester Alexander from the practice squad. OG Justin Anderson (undisclosed) was placed on the practice squad injured list.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) was limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 11.


Fullback

FB | Stanley Havili | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles S Nate Allen (shoulder), CB Nnamdi Asomugha (neck, quadriceps), RB Stanley Havili (ankle), LB Mychal Kendricks (shoulder), RB Chris Polk (toe) and C Dallas Reynolds (ankle) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 11.


Wide Receiver

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (shoulder) is not on the injury report.

WR | Deion Branch | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The New England Patriots are set to bring back free-agent WR Deion Branch (Patriots) this week, replacing the injured WR Donte' Stallworth (ankle). Branch's locker has been intact since his released, signaling he would likely be returning.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Donte' Stallworth (ankle) was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 11, due to an ankle injury suffered in the Week 14 game against the Houston Texans. He made his season debut Monday, Dec. 10, and his only catch went for a 63-yard touchdown.

WR | Brandon LaFell | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera thinks WR Brandon LaFell (toe) is the most likely of the team's injured players to return in Week 15.

WR | Braylon Edwards | New York Jets | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Jets claimed WR Braylon Edwards off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday, Dec. 11.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (finger) said "they'd have to break my leg to keep me out" of Week 15 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) will be limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 11, but he is expected to play in the team's Week 15 game Thursday, Dec. 13. Maclin injured himself during the game-winning touchdown celebration in Week 14.

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said WR Danny Amendola (foot) has a "much better chance" to return in Week 15 against the Minnesota Vikings. Fisher said Amendola needs to be "close to 100 percent" to be effective. However, Amendola won't be practicing Wednesday, Dec. 12.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon made it sound as if QB Kirk Cousins would be starting in Week 15 with QB Robert Griffin III (knee) banged up. "We have to play well around Kirk so Kirk doesn't feel like he has to save the team and help him to be a comfortable as possible," Garcon said. However, head coach Mike Shanahan said he "definitely" has not ruled out Griffin for this weekend.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm) will try to practice this week, according to a source.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The New England Patriots released TE Visanthe Shiancoe Tuesday, Dec. 11.

TE | Garrett Graham | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Garrett Graham (concussion) is expected to practice Wednesday, Dec. 12, and he has one more concussion test to pass before being cleared.

TE | Tony Scheffler | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions stuck with their two-tight end package even after TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) was injured in Week 14. TE Will Heller played a season-high 64 snaps, and TE Tony Scheffler played 61 snaps.

TE | Brent Celek | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (concussion) passed his concussion tests, but head trainer Rick Burkholder said there isn't enough time to pass Celek through the five-step process to return from concussions before their Week 15 game Thursday, Dec. 13.


Place Kicker

PK | Mike Nugent | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals PK Mike Nugent (calf) has resumed kicking, but in rehab and not practice. "Nuge kicked the last few days. It feels pretty good," head coach Marvin Lewis said Tuesday, Dec. 11. If Nugent cannot play in the Week 15 game Thursday, Dec. 13, against the Philadelphia Eagles, PK Josh Brown would serve as the team's place kicker for a second straight game.

PK | Olindo Mare | Chicago Bears | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Bears placed PK Robbie Gould (calf) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 11, and signed free-agent PK Olindo Mare (Panthers) to an undisclosed deal.


Defensive Line

DL | Amobi Okoye | Chicago Bears | Transaction
The Chicago Bears re-signed DT Amobi Okoye to a one-year deal.

DL | Joshua Brent | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Transaction
Dallas Cowboys DT Joshua Brent was placed on the non-football injury list.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DT Richard Seymour (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Dec. 10.

DL | Michael Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DL Michael Johnson (foot, toe) hurt his foot in the first half of the Week 14 game against the Dallas Cowboys, but played through the injury and ended up being on the field for 54 of his team's 72 defensive snaps. Johnson's injury was described Tuesday, Dec. 11, as a "great toe" injury, and he was wearing a boot when speaking with reporters. Johnson has not missed a game in his career with 61 straight games.

DL | Carlos Dunlap | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap (calf) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 11.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Corey Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury, Transaction
The Detroit Lions placed DE Corey Williams (knee) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 11. In a corresponding move, the team re-signed DE Andre Fluellen.


Linebacker

LB | Jameel McClain | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Jameel McClain (neck) is out for Week 15 with a neck injury.

LB | Phillip Dillard | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent LB Phillip Dillard (Panthers) to the practice squad.

LB | Rey Maualuga | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals LBs Vontaze Burfict (shoulder), Rey Maualuga (shoulder) and Dan Skuta (back) were limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 11.

LB | Vontaze Burfict | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals LBs Vontaze Burfict (shoulder), Rey Maualuga (shoulder) and Dan Skuta (back) were limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 11.


Cornerback

CB | Asa Jackson | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the reason for the league's suspension of Baltimore Ravens CB Asa Jackson was due to the use of Adderall.

CB | Aqib Talib | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Aqib Talib (hip) "should" be ready for the team's Week 15 game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to a source. Talib was often lined up against Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson in Week 14.

CB | Shawntae Spencer | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders CB Shawntae Spencer (foot) is dealing with a serious Lisfranc sprain of his foot.

CB | A.J. Jefferson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB A.J. Jefferson (concussion) may not recover from his concussion in time for the team's Week 15 game, meaning CB Marcus Sherels may be the primary replacement. CB Brandon Burton will see increased repetitions in practice this week, too.

CB | Alfonzo Dennard | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) wasn't wearing a wrap for his hamstring Tuesday, Dec. 11, and he wasn't walking around with a limp, according to a source. Dennard aggravated his hamstring injury in the team's Week 14 game Monday, Dec. 10, in the fourth quarter and didn't return.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles S Nate Allen (shoulder), CB Nnamdi Asomugha (neck, quadriceps), RB Stanley Havili (ankle), LB Mychal Kendricks (shoulder), RB Chris Polk (toe) and C Dallas Reynolds (ankle) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 11.

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson (toe), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (head), PK Mike Nugent (calf) and RB Cedric Peerman (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 11.

CB | Ike Taylor | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor (ankle) is out of his walking boot and is "getting better." Taylor has already been ruled out for Week 15, but he could return in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals. "The movement is better, the pain has gone down, the swelling went down, but we can't forget that I still have a fracture," Taylor said. "I am still going to take my time, but I am feeling a lot better than a week ago. We are going to see what's going on next week with it and take it from there." Taylor is attempting to regain flexibility in his ankle.


Strong Safety

SS | Tyvon Branch | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (ankle, neck) missed practice Monday, Dec. 10, with injuries to his ankle and neck.

SS | Haruki Nakamura | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Transaction
The Carolina Panthers placed SS Haruki Nakamura (groin) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 11, ending his season. S Anderson Russell was promoted to the active roster to fill the roster spot.

SS | Kurt Coleman | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles S Kurt Coleman (chest) and OG Evan Mathis (ankle) will both be limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 11. It would be a stretch for Coleman to play in the team's Week 15 game Thursday, Dec. 13, but Mathis is expected to suit up.

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