Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 12, 2013 @ 11:28:56 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating earlier reports, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said he will "no doubt" play in Week 1.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman is having a great day with a lot of life on his throws Monday, Aug. 12.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker was picked off three times in practice Sunday, Aug. 11, he was off target on several other passes and tossed an errant pitch to RB Chris Johnson.

QB | Geno Smith | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets QB Geno Smith (ankle) said his sprained ankle is not 100 percent healthy yet but wanted to participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 11.


Running Back

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (foot) left with a foot injury Monday, Aug. 12. X-rays were negative, according to head coach Andy Reid.

RB | Chris Ivory | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) took part in contact drills for the first time Monday, Aug. 12.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette (undisclosed), RB Pierre Thomas (undisclosed), OG Eric Olsen (undisclosed) and LB Martez Wilson (elbow) are out of practice Monday, Aug. 12.

RB | Ryan Torain | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Sunday, Aug. 11, that the team will find out more Monday, Aug. 12, about the status of RB Ryan Torain (concussion), who has been sidelined since last week with a concussion.

RB | Bernard Pierce | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (knee) has not yet been ruled out for the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15, against the Atlanta Falcons. He suffered a sprained left knee in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but head coach John Harbaugh is not worried about the severity of the injury.

RB | David Wilson | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
An area of emphasis for New York Giants RB David Wilson is pass protection. On one play in the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday, Aug. 10, he went low to block an oncoming defender, only to see the linebacker hurdle his block. "He had one very, very good cut block when he stepped up and took on the blitzing linebacker," head coach Tom Coughlin said Sunday, Aug. 11. "And he tried to carry on that same route of execution out, and the 'backer stepped over him one time. He has got to learn that you really don't cut people at the feet of the quarterback. That is not going to accomplish anything."

RB | Andre Brown | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was agitated after a fumble by RB Andre Brown in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 10, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "It concerns me. It concerns Andre, too. I don't care how much and how long you play the game - there are certain things that have to happen before you run the ball," Coughlin said Sunday, Aug. 11. "You have to look the ball in if it is going to be a toss or pitch or pass. First, you got to catch the darn thing and cover it up before you can go on to the next objective. I am sure he will learn a lot. To his credit he went right back in and did some good things."

RB | Harvey Unga | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears FB Harvey Unga (rib) suffered a rib injury in the fourth quarter of the preseason game Friday, Aug. 12, against the Carolina Panthers.


Fullback

FB | Michael Zordich | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers FB Michael Zordich (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 9, and head coach Ron Rivera said Sunday, Aug. 11, that Zordich will need season-ending surgery.


Wide Receiver

WR | Cecil Shorts | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (calf) is still out of practice Monday, Aug. 12.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (foot) is out of practice Monday, Aug. 12.

WR | Justin Blackmon | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (groin) and S Jonathan Cyprien (hamstring) have been cleared to practice Monday, Aug. 12.

WR | Kris Adams | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Kris Adams (ankle) will have surgery after suffering a fractured left ankle in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 10, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt (knee) missed practice Sunday, Aug. 11, due to a sore knee.

WR | Deonte Thompson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Deonte Thompson (foot) is nursing a sprained left foot, and he will be sidelined for the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15, against the Atlanta Falcons. He is expected to return for the preseason game Aug. 22, against the Carolina Panthers. "It's not serious," head coach John Harbaugh said Sunday, Aug. 11. We're going to hold him out this game and re-evaluate him on Friday and see where he's at."

WR | Quinton Patton | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Quinton Patton (finger) remained off-limits from catching passes in practice Sunday, Aug. 11, as he makes his way back from a left index finger injury.

WR | Ramses Barden | New York Giants | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New York Giants WRs Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Rueben Randle, Louis Murphy and Jerrel Jernigan are expected to be the team's top five wideouts. After that, there is a battle between Ramses Barden, Keith Carlos, Kevin X. Hardy and Julian Talley for the sixth receiver job, if the team elects to keep that many. WR Kris Adams (leg) was in the mix for the No. 6 job, but he fractured a leg in the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday, Aug. 10.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Brandon Stokley is expected to line up and see plenty of action in the slot.

WR | Earl Bennett | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said Sunday, Aug. 11, that WR Earl Bennett (concussion) is still dealing with a concussion, and the symptoms are "lingering." Trestman said Bennett is considered day to day, and the receiver spent the week at home.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall and DE Julius Peppers were held out of the preseason game Friday, Aug. 12, against the Carolina Panthers due to coach's decision.

WR | T.Y. Hilton | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts second-year WR T.Y. Hilton said the game has really slowed down for him this season. He said he's able to read defenses better and has received a lot of help from QB Andrew Luck and WR Reggie Wayne in elevating his game to the next level.


Tight End

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham has two drops in practice Monday, Aug. 12.

TE | Taylor Thompson | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans TE Taylor Thompson (shoulder) was unable to practice Sunday, Aug. 11, as he nurses a sprained AC joint in his shoulder. However, he is hopeful of playing in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17, against the Cincinnati Bengals.

TE | Ed Dickson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Ed Dickson (hamstring) was non-committal when asked if he will be ready for the regular season opener Sept. 5, against the Baltimore Ravens. He is recovering from a partially torn hamstring. "I can't make any predictions, but I'm working hard to do that. It's one of those things where it was really sore and I tried to prevent it by doing other things," Dickson said Sunday, Aug. 11. "The doctor said it went all the way through, so it's not lingering through the season so I can get all the way healthy and make me back to 100 percent."

TE | Larry Donnell | New York Giants | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell saw snaps as the team's fullback in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 10, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He and TE Bear Pascoe worked in the fullback spot with FB Henry Hynoski (knee) sidelined.

TE | Dwayne Allen | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (foot) was on crutches and a walking boot after the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 11, against the Buffalo Bills due to a foot injury. However, head coach Chuck Pagano said he expects to have Allen back for the regular season opener Sept. 8 against the Oakland Raiders.

TE | Dallas Clark | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens reached an agreement with free-agent TE Dallas Clark (Buccaneers) Sunday, Aug. 11.


Place Kicker

PK | Rob Bironas | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans PK Rob Bironas (back) was unable to practice Sunday, Aug. 11, but he did kick on a side field.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Eric Fisher | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Fisher (shoulder, thumb) is back at practice Monday, Aug. 12.


Defensive Line

DL | Dion Jordan | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan (shoulder) is not practicing for the second straight day Monday, Aug. 12, and is doing rehab work inside the facility.

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants DT Justin Tuck (back) is expected to return to practice Monday, Aug. 12, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

DL | Julius Peppers | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall and DE Julius Peppers were held out of the preseason game Friday, Aug. 12, against the Carolina Panthers due to coach's decision.


Linebacker

LB | Martez Wilson | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette (undisclosed), RB Pierre Thomas (undisclosed), OG Eric Olsen (undisclosed) and LB Martez Wilson (elbow) are out of practice Monday, Aug. 12.


Strong Safety

SS | Jonathan Cyprien | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (groin) and S Jonathan Cyprien (hamstring) have been cleared to practice Monday, Aug. 12.


Free Safety

FS | Derrick Martin | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Chicago Bears have signed free-agent FS Derrick Martin (Patriots). They have also released FS Chyl Quarles.

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