NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on August 22, 2008 @ 15:34:35 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (foot) will not start Friday, Aug. 22, against the Philadelphia Eagles.

QB | J.T. O'Sullivan | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Breaking News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan has named QB J.T. O'Sullivan the starting quarterback for the regular season.

QB | Trent Edwards | Buffalo Bills | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills QB Trent Edwards (quadriceps) will not play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 24. He did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 22. He is optimistic he will be able to play in the team's final preseason game.

QB | Kyle Orton | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears QB Kyle Orton was 10-for-17 for 147 yards with two touchdown passes in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21. He had four passes of 18 yards or more in the game.

QB | Kurt Warner | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner will be the second quarterback used in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart will start in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, and will play into the second quarter.

QB | Derek Anderson | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson (concussion) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23. He did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, during an interview with ESPNews, reports San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has had the best training camp in his career this offseason.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said QB Tarvaris Jackson (knee) is making progress. Childress still has not announced if Jackson will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23. "He's made progress there's no question. You would like to see that next step in progress, but you have to balance that with is it the prudent thing to do and can he protect himself? I'm not going to sacrifice one for the other," Childress said.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jeff Garcia (calf) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 21. Head coach Jon Gruden said Garcia will be a game-time decision for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Torain | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Ryan Torain (elbow) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.

RB | Kevin Jones | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said RB Kevin Jones (knee) looked good during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.

RB | Chris Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has said that RB Chris Perry would be the team's starting running back if the season started this week.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown (knee, thumb) participated in afternoon practice Thursday, Aug. 21. He is not likely to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) said he will play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

RB | Danny Ware | New York Giants | Fantasy
Mike Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants RB Danny Ware leads the Giants with an average of 34.8 yards per kickoff return. Ware is also the team's leading rusher with 115 yards on 16 carries over the first two preseason games.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore had eight carries for 51 rushing yards and two receptions for 19 receiving yards during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.

RB | DeShawn Wynn | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers RB DeShawn Wynn (ankle) will not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22. There is a chance the team will put him on Injured Reserve.

RB | Michael Robinson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Chrissy Mauck, of SF49ers.com, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Michael Robinson (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns RB Jamal Lewis (hamstring) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23. He did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
ESPN.com reports St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson will be in uniform for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, but will not play in the game.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Bruce Brothers, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be used to return any kickoffs in important situations.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Charles Chandler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is expected to work with the first-team offense in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.


Wide Receiver

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Phillip B. Wilson, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison (knee) ranks third on the team with five receptions this preseason.

WR | Andre' Davis | Houston Texans | Injury News
CBS Sports reports Houston Texans WR Andre' Davis (undisclosed) was shaken up on the opening kickoff in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22, but was able to return to the game.

WR | James Hardy | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills WR James Hardy (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 24.

WR | Roscoe Parrish | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills WR Roscoe Parrish (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 24.

WR | Andre Caldwell | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Andre Caldwell (foot) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

WR | Chad Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson (shoulder) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

WR | Marty Booker | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Marty Booker was only targeted with one pass Thursday, Aug. 21. The pass did not reach Booker as it was nearly picked off.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Jason Reid and Jason La Canfora, both of the Washington Post, report Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (knee) is not expected to play Saturday, Aug. 23. Kelly has only practiced in a limited role and has missed most of camp.

WR | Will Franklin | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Will Franklin (knee) is doubtful to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Bill Center, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson (hamstring) participated in team drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

WR | Donnie Avery | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports St. Louis Rams WR Donnie Avery (pelvis) will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (foot) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23. He did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.

WR | Joey Galloway | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden said the team planned for WR Joey Galloway (groin) to sit out practice Thursday, Aug. 21. Gruden said Galloway should be ready to practice Monday, Aug. 25.

WR | Torry Holt | St. Louis Rams | Injury News, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said WR Torry Holt (back) should be able to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice (virus) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings WR Bernard Berrian (toe) is expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets WR Laveranues Coles (leg) was participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21, but appeared to be limited. Head coach Eric Mangini did not sound too optimistic about Coles' availability for their preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

WR | Joe Horn | Free Agent | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Harvey Fialkov, of the SunSentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins will pass on free agent WR Joe Horn (Falcons) for now. "The Dolphins told me they are going to work with their young receivers and see how they perform before addressing the veteran situation,'' said Horn's agent Ralph Vitolo. "I think they like Joe but it's going to be a matter of timing to see if anything works out in Miami.''

WR | Kevin Curtis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles WR Kevin Curtis (hernia) underwent surgery Thursday, Aug. 21, to correct his sports hernia.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Calvin Watkins, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (knee) is hoping he is a quick healer. He has a partially torn MCL in his right knee. He is scheduled to miss four to six weeks. "I'm going to try and do as much as I can to make sure I'm ready to go," Austin said.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Charles Chandler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Hackett (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, though the team hopes he will be ready to practice Monday, Aug. 25.

WR | Muhsin Muhammad | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Charles Chandler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers WR Muhsin Muhammad (ribs) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, though the team hopes he will be ready to practice Monday, Aug. 25.


Tight End

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Edward Lee and Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, report Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (calf) likely will miss the remaining two preseason games because of a calf injury. He is expected to be ready for the regular season opener Sunday, Sept. 7.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Bill Center, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (toe) participated in the team's full workout Thursday, Aug. 21, "I was rusty; I hadn't had any contact since last January," Gates said. "But I was excited to be out there. I had been anxious to get back out there, so it felt good."


Place Kicker

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson (thigh) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

PK | Lawrence Tynes | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes (knee) does not have any structural damage in his left knee after undergoing exploratory surgery Friday, Aug. 22. Tynes will continue to rehabilitate his knee.

Facebook Twitter Google +

About KFFL Staff

KFFL, part of USA TODAY Sports, has been turning fantasy sports players into winners since 1996!

We are your one stop for all of your fantasy football, baseball, NASCAR, hockey and basketball needs all year long.

Don't miss these great reports....


What do you think? Sound off!



Recent KFFL releases