Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 8, 2012 @ 09:29:45 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs fans cheered in Week 5 when QB Matt Cassel (head) suffered a head injury and left the game. OT Eric Winston was not pleased by the crowd's reaction. "...when you cheer somebody getting knocked out, I don't care who it is, and it just so happened to be Matt Cassel, it's sickening. It's 100 percent sickening," Winston said. "I've been in some rough times on some rough teams. I've never been so embarrassed in my life to play football than at that moment right there."

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury
The National Football League will reportedly look into how the Washington Redskins handled the concussion QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) suffered in Week 5, when they first announced that he was just "shaken up" and allowed him to leave the locker room and head toward the sideline, before he turned back and returned to the locker room.

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Sunday, Oct. 7, that he is not considering a quarterback change despite the struggles of QB Blaine Gabbert in Week 5. The team has former Miami Dolphins QB Chad Henne as the backup.

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith (finger) suffered a sprained middle finger on his throwing hand in the Week 5 win against the Buffalo Bills. Before departing in the second half of the blowout win, Smith completed 18 of his 24 pass attempts for 303 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Smith also gathered 49 yards on three runs.


Running Back

RB | Bernard Scott | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday, Oct. 8, that RB Bernard Scott (knee) has been placed on Injured Reserve. Scott suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 5.

RB | Cedric Benson | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson (foot) said following Week 5 that he does not believe he suffered a Lisfranc injury, only a mild sprain. "I mean, it could be a possibility, but in my opinion it's just a sprain," Benson said. "I was able to walk off and they say guys who have that type of things aren't able to walk off. They X-rayed it and it feels good."

RB | Andre Brown | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Andre Brown (concussion) suffered a concussion in the Week 5 win against the Cleveland Browns, according to a source.

RB | Antone Smith | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) aggravated his hamstring injury in the Week 5 game against the Washington Redskins and he was unable to return.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) said after the Week 5 game against the Tennessee Titans that he injured one of his ankle on the first of his 17 carries. He still finished with a game-high 88 rushing yards before leaving after three quarters due to a lopsided score. "The whole game I was fighting through it," Peterson said. "The wrong tackle aggravates it, but I got through it."

RB | Javon Ringer | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Javon Ringer (knee) was on crutches after being carted off in the Week 5 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and he was wearing a large brace on his left knee. He said he will be re-evaluated Monday, Oct. 8. The team fears Ringer's injury might be of the season-ending variety.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (concussion) will undergo tests this week to determine if he is able to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list. Best still has not received clearance to play and the team is not sure when he will come off the PUP list. Best has met with several doctors and has not received a consensus about his condition.


Wide Receiver

WR | Alshon Jeffery | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hand), who will undergo X-rays Monday, Oct. 8, on his swollen right hand, said after Week 5 that he does not believe the injury to be serious. "I could have kept playing," Jeffery said. "I'm confident it's not serious."

WR | Raymond Radway | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed free-agent WR Raymond Radway to their practice squad.

WR | A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) suffered a left ankle injury in Week 5 but will continue to play in the game.

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola's (clavicle) Week 5 injury was rare because the clavicle popped in instead of out and came close to his aorta and trachea. The doctors put him under sedation to pop the clavicle back in place.


Tight End

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) left the locker room after Week 5 wearing a walking boot on his right foot. Interim head coach Aaron Kromer said he is uncertain regarding the extent of Graham's ankle injury.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (shoulder) said Sunday, Oct. 7, that he will be ready to play in the Week 6 game against the Houston Texans. He said there was concern he might injure his shoulder more if he returned to the Week 5 game.

TE | Martellus Bennett | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Giants TE Martellus Bennett (knee) has returned to the game after missing some time with a sprained knee.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Eric Winston | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs fans cheered in Week 5 when QB Matt Cassel (head) suffered a head injury and left the game. OT Eric Winston was not pleased by the crowd's reaction. "...when you cheer somebody getting knocked out, I don't care who it is, and it just so happened to be Matt Cassel, it's sickening. It's 100 percent sickening," Winston said. "I've been in some rough times on some rough teams. I've never been so embarrassed in my life to play football than at that moment right there."

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer (knee) left the Week 5 game against the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter due to a knee injury and he was unable to return. OL Marcus Cannon replaced him.


Guard

OG | Ryan Cook | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Ryan Cook (hamstring) and P Chris Jones (knee) weren't participating in practice Monday, Oct. 8.

OG | Chris Snee | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OG Chris Snee (hip) is playing with a partially torn labrum in his hip, according to a source.

OG | Chad Rinehart | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills OL Chad Rinehart (calf) suffered a calf injury in the Week 5 game against the San Francisco 49ers in the second half and he was unable to return. He is considered day to day.

OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (calf) left the Week 5 game against the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter due to a calf injury. He remained on the sidelined for the remainder of the game, but he was wearing a wrap on his left leg. OL Donald Thomas finished up for Mankins.

OG | Donald Thomas | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (calf) left the Week 5 game against the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter due to a calf injury. He remained on the sidelined for the remainder of the game, but he was wearing a wrap on his left leg. OL Donald Thomas finished up for Mankins.


Defensive Line

DL | Kenyon Coleman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff (ankle), DE Kenyon Coleman (knee), LB Alex Albright (neck) and LB Anthony Spencer (pectoral) practiced Monday, Oct. 8.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff (ankle), DE Kenyon Coleman (knee), LB Alex Albright (neck) and LB Anthony Spencer (pectoral) practiced Monday, Oct. 8.

DL | B.J. Raji | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji (ankle) is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday, Oct. 8; however, a source with knowledge of the situation said that there was no structural damange to the ankle he injured in Week 5.

DL | Mario Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams (wrist) wore a small stabilizer on his left wrist in Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers instead of the brace he used the first four weeks. "It's good one day, and bad the next day," Williams said. He had two tackles and no sacks.

DL | Kevin Vickerson | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos DL Kevin Vickerson (undisclosed) limped off the field in the fourth quarter of the Week 5 game against the New England Patriots due to an undisclosed injury.

DL | Ahtyba Rubin | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns DT Ahtyba Rubin (leg) suffered a lower leg injury in Week 5.

DL | Doug Worthington | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DE Doug Worthington (calf) left the game early Week 5 because of a calf injury and is considered questionable to return.


Linebacker

LB | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff (ankle), DE Kenyon Coleman (knee), LB Alex Albright (neck) and LB Anthony Spencer (pectoral) practiced Monday, Oct. 8.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles') is not expected to return for the team's game Oct. 21 against the Houston Texans, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. The source refuted reports that Suggs was aiming toward that game, characterizing it as unrealistic he would be ready or that the Ravens would risk a setback by allowing him to play. It is far too soon to know exactly when Suggs will return; however, it's far more likely that he would return sometime in November, perhaps later in that month.

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) is unlikely to play in the team's Week 6 game. "Working on a short week is probably not a good sign for him," head coach Mike Tomlin said of Woodley's status.

LB | Keith Brooking | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos LB Keith Brooking (head) suffered a concussion in the team's Week 5 game.

LB | Stephen Nicholas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas (ankle) left the Week 5 game against the Washington Redskins briefly, but he was able to return.

LB | Tracy White | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots LB Tracy White (foot) left in the third quarter of the Week 5 game against the Denver Broncos due to a left foot injury and he did not return.

LB | Colin McCarthy | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans LB Colin McCarthy (ankle) said he left the Week 5 game against the Minnesota Vikings as a precaution, as the team wanted to hold him out late in the blowout loss in hopes of helping him play in the Week 6 game Thursday, Oct. 11, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

LB | D'Qwell Jackson | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said LB D'Qwell Jackson (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 5.

LB | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DE Robert Mathis (knee) left the game early Week 5 with a knee sprain and is considered questionable to return.


Cornerback

CB | Jabari Greer | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints CB Jabari Greer (groin) left in the second half of the Week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers due to a groin injury and he did not return. SS Corey White replaced him.

CB | Nolan Carroll | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Nolan Carroll (head) left the game early Week 5 and is being evaluated for a possible concussion.

CB | Dimitri Patterson | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle) left the game early Week 5 because of an ankle injury and is considered questionable to return.


Strong Safety

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (calf) is unlikely to play in the team's Week 6 game. Although the full extent of his injury is not known, there are legitimate concerns Polamalu will not return to the lineup anytime soon.


Free Safety

FS | Jairus Byrd | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills FS Jairus Byrd (chest) suffered a chest muscle injury in the Week 5 game against the San Francisco 49ers. Byrd is considered day to day.

FS | Michael Griffin | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans FS Michael Griffin (undisclosed) received medical attention on the sidelines after leaving the Week 5 game against the Minnesota Vikings due to an undisclosed injury.

FS | Dawan Landry | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars FS Dawan Landry (undisclosed) limped off the field with an undisclosed injury suffered on punt coverage during the Week 5 game against the Chicago Bears.

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