Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 2, 2010 @ 12:00:09 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (arm) admitted to having a sore arm after throwing three interceptions over the last two days of training camp, according to Tom Orsborn, of the San Antonio Express-News. "We started today just watching it a little bit," Romo said. "It caught up to me (Saturday, July 31)." Romo is hopeful ice, rest and less throwing in warmups will ease the pain.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck) had surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his neck in March, but practiced throughout the offseason, reports The Associated Press. Manning said he is feeling better than ever.

QB | Jevan Snead | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released QB Jevan Snead, reports Stephen Holder, of The St. Petersburg Times.

QB | Kellen Clemens | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DL Kris Jenkins (hamstring) and QB Kellen Clemens (calf) were placed on the active physically unable to perform list, reports Manish Mehta, of The New York Daily News.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart is stronger than he has ever been, according to the team's strength coach John Lott, reports Paola Boivin, of The Arizona Republic. Lott also praises Leinart's workouts. Leinart spent every day the past three weeks working out with Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer. "He's been here for four years now, and things didn't go the way he wanted them to," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "Finally, he has the chance to show what he can do."

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck was given the evening practice off Saturday, July 31, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler threw more passes to WR Johnny Knox than to any other receiver during practice Friday, July 30, according to ESPN's Kevin Seifert.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots team owner Bob Kraft, during an interview on SIRIUS NFL Radio, said his intention is that QB Tom Brady will be with the team for his entire career.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger saw time with the first-team offense during practice Saturday, July 31, reports Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Running Back

RB | Cadillac Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams (ankle) is not practicing Monday, Aug. 2, after mildly spraining his ankle Sunday, Aug. 1, according to CBSSports.com.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said RB Jerious Norwood (hip) has a hip flexor injury that prevented him from practicing Monday, Aug. 2, according to CBSSports.com. The injury is not the same that Norwood suffered last season, although it is to the same area.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) will take part in the afternoon practice session Monday, Aug. 2, according to CBSSports.com.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson has expressed confidence in running backs coach Craig Johnson, reports The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. Johnson said, "It is not like he is a new coach coming in. He already knows the playbook and what is going on. He knows the playbook like the back of his hand. So he is just coming in to teach us the playbook and what to do, so it is all good."

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) suffered a slight hamstring tear and could be out for two to three weeks, reports Vic Lombardi, of Denver Sports Insiders.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden said he wants to show people he is able to go onto the field and rush the football this year, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. He realizes injury problems have helped pave the way for him to have two mediocre seasons, and said this year he is going to do his best to stay healthy. Head coach Tom Cable said McFadden's biggest issue is that he hasn't been able to stay healthy, not that he goes down too easily after contact.

RB | Mike Bell | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel (hamstring) and RB Mike Bell (hamstring) were each carted off the field Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

RB | Bruce Hall | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
With Denver Broncos RBs Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) and Correll Buckhalter (back) banged up, the Broncos will need to take a further look at RBs Bruce Hall, Lance Ball, Kolby Smith and Toney Baker during training camp, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.

RB | Harvey Unga | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Juaquin Iglesias (groin) and RB Harvey Unga (hamstring) were each injured during practice Sunday, Aug. 1, reports ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring during the conditioning test Friday, July 30, reports Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Starks did not tear the hamstring, but he does not know when he will be allowed to take the test again.

RB | Mike Goodson | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox said RB Mike Goodson (ankle) has an injured ankle and did not break anything, reports Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com. It is unclear if Goodson has a high ankle sprain and how much time he may miss.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis has received the most reps with the first-string offense, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Head coach Mike Shanahan sees Portis and RBs Larry Johnson and Willie Parker as almost interchangeable veteran backs. Johnson and Parker are in the mix for prominent roles with the squad.

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain has impressed the past two days, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Torain is running fourth on the depth chart.

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (knee) was removed from the physically unable to perform list and practiced Saturday, July 31, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com. While he was cleared medically to return, he said he still is not 100 percent healthy.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews received $25.65 million in his five-year deal, reports Adam Schefter, of ESPN. The deal includes $15.08 million in guaranteed money.

RB | Joe McKnight | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets RB Joe McKnight passed his conditioning test Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Manish Mehta, of The New York Daily News.

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans RBs Arian Foster, Steve Slaton, Ben Tate, Chris J. Henry and Jeremiah Johnson all touched the football during reps Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Nick Scurfield. The team is dividing the reps almost evenly between all of the backs, as everyone but Johnson saw two carries.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush said microfracture surgery last year robbed him of some of his confidence during the first half of last season, reports Jeff Duncan, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune. He didn't feel completely healthy until the end of the season, and he put forth a strong showing during the playoffs. "Once you saw a healthy me, I think you saw me being more explosive, back to myself," Bush said. He hopes to continue the strong finish into this year. Bush enters training camp completely healthy, with no restrictions or rehab.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson (back) was nearly a full participant during the start of training camp, reports Bill Coats, of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jackson said his back felt good and he spent a lot of time working hard with the trainers during the summer.

RB | Leon Washington | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Leon Washington (leg) is not taking part in 11-on-11 drills thus far in training camp, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee looks like he spent a lot of time in the weight room during the offseason, reports Mike Preston, of The Baltimore Sun. He is showing good acceleration and has been breaking a lot of tackles at the start of training camp. He has been breaking off long runs, but does need to hold onto the football tighter.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RBs Darren McFadden and Michael Bush are going to share the team's running duties this season, reports Josh Dubow, of The Associated Press. The two are rooming together during training camp and complement each other well on the field. "Maybe he'll do more sweeps and I'll do more inside. But we can mix it up also. He can go out and catch. I can go out and catch. We both know one week it could be him and the next week it could be me. It's not a big deal," Bush said. Bush added the team plans to run the football more this year to open up the passing game.

RB | Thomas Jones | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Kansas City Chiefs spent a lot of time using the Wildcat formation during practice Saturday, July 31, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. RBs Thomas Jones, Jamaal Charles and WR Dexter McCluster all took at least one direct snap.

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Kansas City Chiefs spent a lot of time using the Wildcat formation during practice Saturday, July 31, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. RBs Thomas Jones, Jamaal Charles and WR Dexter McCluster all took at least one direct snap.

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns rookie RB Montario Hardesty (knee) suffered a twisted knee during a pre-camp drill and will miss a couple of weeks of action, reports The Associated Press. He will not need surgery. Hardesty was competing for the team's starting running back duties. He dealt with knee and ankle problems while in college, but head coach Eric Mangini said this injury is not related to his past ones. Mangini noted there is not really a depth chart at running back right now, there is a "rep chart" instead.


Fullback

FB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Earnest Graham said the team's intention is for him to be a Pro Bowl fullback this year. Graham said he isn't playing the position just to get on the field, as he feels he can be very good there. The game plan is for him to catch a lot of passes in the flats and also see some work at the goal line. He is completely healthy entering training camp.


Wide Receiver

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WRs Marques Colston (knee), Robert Meachem (toe), FS Darren Sharper (knee) and LB Clint Ingram (knee) remain on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Robert Meachem | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WRs Marques Colston (knee), Robert Meachem (toe), FS Darren Sharper (knee) and LB Clint Ingram (knee) remain on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Antonio Bryant | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals WR Antonio Bryant (knee) did not practice Monday, Aug. 2, according to Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) injured his ankle Saturday, July 31, but he was able to take part in the evening workout Saturday, reports Brian Murphy, of the Pioneer Press. "It was just a little tweak in my ankle. It hurt at first (and) it swelled up, but we got the swelling to go down," Harvin told KSTP-AM 1500 radio.

WR | Ryan Grice-Mullen | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins WR Ryan Grice-Mullen (leg) sat out the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 1, with an apparent leg issue, reports Mike Berardino, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He worked with a trainer on the side, but he said he would return to practice Monday, Aug. 2.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (ankle), S Pat Watkins (knee), CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (shoulder), LB Sean Lee (quadriceps), LB Stephen Hodge (knee) and DL Sean Lissemore (groin) missed the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 1, reports ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell has been impressed with the aggressive style from WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. "He is fighting for the football. He is going up and making some great catches. He's putting himself out there and he has the opportunity to have a bright future because of his speed and his size. The guy has talent," Campbell said of the team's second-year receiver.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne reported to training camp on time Sunday, Aug. 1, reports The Associated Press. There was speculation he could be a potential hold out. Wayne typically has a flashy training camp entrance each year, but snuck in quietly without saying a word this year.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez (knee) is not expected to open training camp on the physically unable to perform list, reports The Associated Press.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said WR Demaryius Thomas (foot), who missed a few days of practice, is likely behind because he missed some early action. "There is a steep learning curve to playing in this league and doing all the little things right so he's going to have to make a lot of those mistakes first and we'll correct them and hopefully he can show what he did in the spring," McDaniels said.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) remained sidelined Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. He has a lot of work to do if he wants to earn a starting job with the team.

WR | Juaquin Iglesias | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Juaquin Iglesias (groin) and RB Harvey Unga (hamstring) were each injured during practice Sunday, Aug. 1, reports ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (knee) was at the team's practice in pads Sunday, Aug. 1, but he was not allowed any contact again, reports WEEI.com's Christopher Price. He spent most of the team's practice working out on an extra practice field.

WR | Devin Thomas | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Devin Thomas had a second strong practice Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Thomas is being evaluated every time he steps on the field and he has to compete every day if he wants to win a position.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos rookie WRs Demaryius Thomas (foot) and Eric Decker (foot) fully participated in practice Sunday, Aug. 1.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson was everywhere on the field Sunday, Aug. 1, catching everything thrown his way, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes tweeted he did not show up for the start of training camp because the team gave him permission to be with his son, who just had surgery a few days ago. Holmes said he is eager to get on the field with his new teammates.

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy (concussion) is not in attendance at practice Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (foot) remains on the sidelines Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (back) suffered a back strain Saturday, July 31, and was not at practice Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Jeff McLane, of The Philadelphia Inquirer. He is listed as day-to-day. The team is being cautious with him, and the injury is believed to be concentrated at his lower back. He suffered the injury while twisting to make a catch, and it was not the result of contact.

WR | Roy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams said the absence of rookie WR Dez Bryant (ankle) does not have any impact on him, reports Gerry Fraley, of The Dallas Morning News. "Not his draft. Not his presence on the field. It's me. I can't worry about anybody else but me," Williams said. Bryant is expected to miss the next four to six weeks. "People are saying it's karma with the whole pads situation," Williams said. "No, it's not that. It happened. It's football. Unfortunately, it happened."

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (knees) returned to full-contact workouts Saturday, July 31, reports Kareem Copeland, of The Green Bay Press-Gazette. Driver said his knees felt fine and he did not have any problems cutting. He did not show any signs of lingering effects from surgery.

WR | Justin Gage | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Gage (intestinal problem) needed an IV after practice Saturday, July 31, reports The Associated Press. He has an intestinal problem and needed to leave practice early. CB Tye Hill (leg) had an ice pack on the back of his right leg and DE Jason Jones (shoulder) was able to practice.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch was given the evening practice off Saturday, July 31, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. The team plans to give him periodic practices off during training camp.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh was given the evening practice off Saturday, July 31, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. He will be given periodic practices off during training camp.

WR | Mike Thomas | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Jacksonville Jaguars are searching for a No. 2 receiver to start opposite of Mike Sims-Walker this year, reports The Associated Press. WRs Troy Williamson, Jarett Dillard, Clarence Denmark, Nate Hughes, Mike Thomas, Tiquan Underwood and Kassim Osgood are all in the mix during training camp. Dillard and Thomas are currently considered the front runners.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns may have one of the weakest groups of wide receivers in the NFL, reports Nate Ulrich, of The Akron Beacon Journal. The team desperately needs their young receivers to progress significantly this year. WRs Mohamed Massaquoi and Brian Robiskie showed promise during the summer and will likely be the team's top two receivers.

WR | Joshua Cribbs | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Joshua Cribbs will likely alternate at wide receiver, be used in the Wildcat and be the team's top returner this year, reports Nate Ulrich, of The Akron Beacon Journal.

WR | Bobby Engram | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns WRs Bobby Engram and Chansi Stuckey will probably compete for the team's slot receiver position during training camp, reports Nate Ulrich, of The Akron Beacon Journal.

WR | Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox said he is excited about the offense the team will run under offensive coordinator Mike Martz because it allows receivers like him who have speed and quickness to succeed, according to ESPN's Kevin Seifert.

WR | Julian Edelman | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman said last year, his rookie season, was such a blur and he was busy just trying to make the team. During an interview on SIRIUS NFL Radio, Edelman said this year he is able to let things slow down and focus on technique and learning the nuances of his position better.

WR | Golden Tate | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Golden Tate lined up with starting WRs T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Deion Branch when the team used three-receiver sets during morning practice Saturday, July 31, reports Seahawks.com's Claire Farnsworth.

WR | Dexter McCluster | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Kansas City Chiefs spent a lot of time using the Wildcat formation during practice Saturday, July 31, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. RBs Thomas Jones, Jamaal Charles and WR Dexter McCluster all took at least one direct snap.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice (hip) said he believes he will be ready for the start of the regular season, according to Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

WR | Kelley Washington | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have signed unrestricted free-agent WR Kelley Washington (Ravens). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Tight End

TE | Kellen Winslow | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow (knee) is not practicing Monday, Aug. 2, but head coach Raheem Morris said Winslow is simply receiving a rest day in order to remain fresh for the regular season, according to CBSSports.com.

TE | Greg Olsen | Chicago Bears | Draft
The New England Patriots approached the Chicago Bears in March regarding the possibility of acquiring TE Greg Olsen, according to Mike Mulligan, of the Chicago Sun-Times. The Patriots had three second-round draft picks, and the Bears asked for the first of them - No.44 overall - for Olsen. The Patriots opted to trade up in the NFL Draft to select TE Rob Gronkowski instead.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints TE Jeremy Shockey (knee) did not take part in practice Sunday, Aug. 1, because of knee soreness, reports Larry Holder, of CBSSports.com. Head coach Sean Payton said Shockey received treatment on his knee.

TE | Kevin Boss | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants TE Kevin Boss (ankle) decided to take the team's conditioning test, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of The New York Daily News. Boss was expected to take part in afternoon workouts Sunday, Aug. 1. He said his surgically repaired ankle feels good.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said the team is hoping TE Owen Daniels (knee) will be ready for the start of the regular season Sept. 12, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Daniels said, "I think we're just getting everything right to be ready for Week 1. I'll be ready to go for September. That's been the plan all along. We always want to be ready as far in advance as possible, but you've just got to roll with the punches and listen to what the doctor says. I'll be out here running next week; just doing the bike for now and working back into things. But I feel really good. I feel really good."

TE | Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) has been activated off the physically unable to perform list, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com. He took part in individual and seven-on-seven work, but did not take part in team drills. Pettigrew said he feels pretty good and he is going to ease himself back into the mix. He still is not 100 percent healthy despite being cleared to resume practicing.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (illness) passed his conditioning test Sunday, Aug. 1, and joined the team for practice, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun. Heap said he is not 100 percent, but he is fighting through it and felt good enough to practice.

TE | Zach X. Miller | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Zach Miller (foot) has been activated from the physically unable to perform list and joined the team in practice Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Jaguars.com.

TE | Anthony Hill | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans TE Anthony Hill (knee) was placed on the physically unable to perform list, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com.

TE | Brandon Manumaleuna | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (knee) and TE Brandon Manumaleuna (knee) did not participate in morning practice Saturday, July 31, according to Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune.


Place Kicker

PK | Jeff Reed | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers PK Jeff Reed is not happy after leaving he will not be signed to a multiyear contract, reports The Associated Press. The team told Reed earlier in the year they wanted to work out a long-term contract. Reed said, "All I can do is play this year out and that's pretty much it. I was very optimistic last offseason and that didn't get me anywhere."

PK | Neil Rackers | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said the battle at kicker between PKs Kris Brown and Neil Rackers will likely begin Tuesday, Aug. 3, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com.

PK | Mike Nugent | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals special teams coach Darrin Simmons is not happy with the play of PKs Mike Nugent and Dave Rayner, reports Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com. "They're both equally as bad," Simmons said. The competition between the two continues. "I need both of them to pick it up and neither felt right from the get go," Simmons said.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Andrew Whitworth | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (undisclosed) said he was resting bruises Sunday, Aug. 1, and it appears he will be back for Monday, Aug. 2, reports Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com.

OT | Duane Brown | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Mike Brisiel (foot) and OT Duane Brown (knee) were given a rest from practice Sunday, Aug. 1, due to soreness, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Head coach Gary Kubiak said both should be back at practice Monday, Aug. 2.

OT | Jared Gaither | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OT Jared Gaither (undisclosed) has missed four consecutive practices, including Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun. There is no timetable for his return, and it isn't clear exactly what is wrong with him. He was seen icing his back previously, but the team said he was diagnosed with cramps.

OT | Jason Smith | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DT Darell Scott (hamstring), S Darian Stewart (shoulder) did not practice Sunday, Aug. 1, according to StLouisRams.com. OT Jason Smith (toe) was limited during workouts and OL Mark Lewis (ankle) suffered an ankle injury.

OT | Tra Thomas | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Diego Chargers OT Tra Thomas saw reps with the first-string at left tackle Saturday, July 31, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.


Guard

OG | Montrae Holland | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Montrae Holland (groin) sat out the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 1, with a strained groin and is day-to-day, reports ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

OG | Mike Brisiel | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Mike Brisiel (foot) and OT Duane Brown (knee) were given a rest from practice Sunday, Aug. 1, due to soreness, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Head coach Gary Kubiak said both should be back at practice Monday, Aug. 2.

OG | Chester Pitts | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks have placed OG Chester Pitts (knee), CB Josh Pinkard (undisclosed) and FB Owen Schmitt (elbow) have been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, reports Eric Williams, of the Tacoma News Tribune.


Offensive Line

OL | Nick Kaczur | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Nick Kaczur (undisclosed) did not participate in morning practice Saturday, July 31, because of an undisclosed injury, reports Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald. Kaczur suffered some sort of pulled muscle Friday, July 30.


Defensive Line

DL | Mario Williams | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans DL Mario Williams (hip) has not taken part in team drills during the morning practice session Monday, Aug. 2, according to CBSSports.com. Williams experienced swelling in his hip Sunday, Aug. 1.

DL | Jimmy Wilkerson | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints DL Jimmy Wilkerson (knee) is not taking part in practice Monday, Aug. 2, according to CBSSports.com.

DL | Carlos Dunlap | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DL Carlos Dunlap (undisclosed) did not practice Monday, Aug. 2, according to Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com.

DL | Tyson Alualu | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced they have agreed to terms with DE Tyson Alualu Sunday, Aug. 1. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Derrick Morgan | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE Derrick Morgan (calf) sat out the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 1, with a tight calf, reports The Associated Press. Head coach Jeff Fisher said the team has thought about putting Morgan on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

DL | Phillip Merling | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have placed DE Phillip Merling (Achilles') on the active/non-football injury list, reports Mike Berardino, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

DL | Adewale Ogunleye | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DE Adewale Ogunleye (Bears) worked out for the New England Patriots Sunday, Aug. 1, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. The team is undecided about signing him.

DL | Kris Jenkins | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DL Kris Jenkins (hamstring) and QB Kellen Clemens (calf) were placed on the active physically unable to perform list, reports Manish Mehta, of The New York Daily News.

DL | Darell Scott | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DT Darell Scott (hamstring), S Darian Stewart (shoulder) did not practice Sunday, Aug. 1, according to StLouisRams.com. OT Jason Smith (toe) was limited during workouts and OL Mark Lewis (ankle) suffered an ankle injury.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth (knee) will not practice Sunday, Aug. 1, and will not take the conditioning test, reports Adam Schefter, of ESPN.

DL | Ndamukong Suh | Detroit Lions | Draft
Detroit Lions rookie DT Ndamukong Suh, the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft, missed his second practice Sunday, Aug. 1, and remained without a contract, reports Carlos Monarrez, of The Detroit Free Press. The two sides remain at an impasse, despite the picks around him being signed.

DL | Marcus Stroud | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills LB Kawika Mitchell was given Saturday, July 31, off of practice, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. DL Marcus Stroud left practice early when he appeared to overheat. LB Chris Kelsay (shoulder), LB Keith Ellison (undisclosed) and LB Paul Posluszny (undisclosed) also missed practice.

DL | Tony Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury
The Tennessee Titans placed DT Tony Brown (knee), LB David Thornton (shoulder), S Nick Schommer (undisclosed), CB Jamar Love (undisclosed) and FB Willie Rose (undisclosed) on the physically unable to perform list, reports The Associated Press.

DL | Jason Pierre-Paul | New York Giants | Transaction
The New York Giants have signed first-round draft choice DE Jason Pierre-Paul to a five-year deal worth $20.05 million, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal includes $11,629,807 in guaranteed money.

DL | Kevin Vickerson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DT Kevin Vickerson (leg) suffered what appeared to be a leg injury Saturday, July 31, reports Greg Johns, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He was helped off the field by trainers.

DL | Linval Joseph | New York Giants | Transaction
The New York Giants have agreed to terms with second-round draft choice DL Linval Joseph on a four-year deal, sources told the New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | Aubrayo Franklin | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers franchise free-agent DT Aubrayo Franklin did not report to training camp Saturday, July 31, according to CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco. He can't be fined by the team because he is not under contract.


Linebacker

LB | Clint Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WRs Marques Colston (knee), Robert Meachem (toe), FS Darren Sharper (knee) and LB Clint Ingram (knee) remain on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to CBSSports.com.

LB | Gary Guyton | New England Patriots | Injury
Updating a previous item, New England Patriots LB Gary Guyton (knee) suffered a knee injury Sunday, Aug. 1, but the injury does not appear serious, reports WEEI.com's Christopher Price, citing a league source. Guyton may have just tweaked his knee and might need just "a couple days of rest," according to the source. Guyton appeared to slip on the grass during an 11-on-11 drill.

LB | Tim Dobbins | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins LB Tim Dobbins (ankle) is wearing special supports on his ankles at the team's insistence because of his history with minor ankle issues, reports Mike Berardino, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Dobbins is not entirely comfortable with the supports, but he was still able to make plays while wearing them.

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (ankle), S Pat Watkins (knee), CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (shoulder), LB Sean Lee (quadriceps), LB Stephen Hodge (knee) and DL Sean Lissemore (groin) missed the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 1, reports ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

LB | Keith Bulluck | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants MLB Keith Bulluck (knee) did not take the team's conditioning test Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of The New York Daily News. He is expected to take part in the team's second practice of the day.

LB | Keith Brooking | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DE Jason Hatcher (elbow), LS L.P. Ladouceur (illness), NT Joshua Brent (hand), LB Steve Octavien (hip) and LB Keith Brooking (rested) returned to afternoon practice Saturday, July 31, reports Chris Beesley, of DallasCowboys.com.

LB | Stewart Bradley | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Stewart Bradley (undisclosed) sat out of practice Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Jeff McLane, of The Philadelphia Inquirer. He is listed as day-to-day.

LB | Kawika Mitchell | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills LB Kawika Mitchell was given Saturday, July 31, off of practice, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. DL Marcus Stroud left practice early when he appeared to overheat. LB Chris Kelsay (shoulder), LB Keith Ellison (undisclosed) and LB Paul Posluszny (undisclosed) also missed practice.

LB | Nick Barnett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Nick Barnett (knee) returned to full-contact workouts Saturday, July 31, reports Kareem Copeland, of The Green Bay Press-Gazette. He did not show any signs of lingering effects from surgery.

LB | David Thornton | Tennessee Titans | Injury
The Tennessee Titans placed DT Tony Brown (knee), LB David Thornton (shoulder), S Nick Schommer (undisclosed), CB Jamar Love (undisclosed) and FB Willie Rose (undisclosed) on the physically unable to perform list, reports The Associated Press.

LB | E.J. Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings LB E.J. Henderson (leg) was back on the practice field Friday, July 30, working with the first-string defense, reports Judd Zulgad, of The Minneapolis Star Tribune. He did not take part in 11-on-11 drills. Henderson said he does not have any concerns being back on the field.

LB | Gerald Hayes | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals have placed LB Gerald Hayes (back) and LB O'Brien Schofield (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com.

LB | Jarvis Moss | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Denver Broncos LBs Robert Ayers and Jarvis Moss will battle for a starting outside linebacker position opposite Elvis Dumervil when training camp begins, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post. Ayers is front-runner.

LB | Barrett Ruud | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris met with LB Barrett Ruud and told him he is next in line for a contract extension.


Cornerback

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph (thigh) practiced Monday, Aug. 2, according to Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com.

CB | Leon Hall | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Leon Hall (back) practiced Monday, Aug. 2, according to Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com.

CB | Cedric Griffin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Cedric Griffin (knee) has worked out in a limited capacity and is anxious to return to the field for real, reports Brian Murphy, of the Pioneer Press. Griffin opened training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list and is unlikely to be ready for the start of the regular season. Griffin said, "I don't have a timetable right now. I wanted to participate in training camp, and I wasn't able to. Whenever I'm ready I'm going to go out there."

CB | Will Blackmon | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers S Will Blackmon (knee) is on schedule in his recovery from knee-reconstruction surgery, reports Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Blackmon miss all of the team's offseason practices while rehabilitating his knee. He was cleared to practice for the start of training camp and will practice on a one-a-day schedule.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel (hamstring) and RB Mike Bell (hamstring) were each carted off the field Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

CB | Domonique Foxworth | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens placed CB Domonique Foxworth (knee) on Injured Reserve Sunday, Aug. 1, officially ending his 2010 season, reports Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com.

CB | Dunta Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Dunta Robinson (hamstring) missed the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 1, because of a slight hamstring injury, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Head coach Mike Smith said it was a tight hamstring, and that the team would see how he feels Monday, Aug. 2, "and see if he's ready to go."

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis, as an update to previous reports, is not technically a training camp hold out yet, reports Eric Allen, of NewYorkJets.com. Revis did not show for the team's conditioning run, but he still has until 5:30 p.m. ET to report to training camp.

CB | Deshea Townsend | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent CB Deshea Townsend (Steelers), reports Adam Schefter, of ESPN. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CB | Tye Hill | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Gage (intestinal problem) needed an IV after practice Saturday, July 31, reports The Associated Press. He has an intestinal problem and needed to leave practice early. CB Tye Hill (leg) had an ice pack on the back of his right leg and DE Jason Jones (shoulder) was able to practice.

CB | Kyle Wilson | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets have signed rookie CB Kyle Wilson, a first-round draft choice, to a five-year, $13 million contract, reports The Associated Press. The deal includes $7 million in guaranteed money.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (knee) and SS Atari Bigby (ankle) failed their physicals with the team and were put on the physically unable to perform list, reports Tom Silverstein, of The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

CB | Joe Haden | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with first-round draft choice CB Joe Haden on a five-year deal worth as much as $50 million, according to Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network. The deal includes a $12 million signing bonus and $26 million in guaranteed money.


Strong Safety

SS | Chris Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears S Chris Harris (back) said his back injury isn't anything serious, reports Sean Jensen, of The Chicago Sun-Times.

SS | Atari Bigby | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers SS Atari Bigby (ankle) said he does not think he will need surgery on his injured ankle but is not ruling out the possibility, reports Rob Demovsky, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

SS | Jon McGraw | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs rookie S Eric Berry was on the practice field Saturday, July 31, and immediately working with the first-string defense, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. S Jon McGraw worked opposite of him with the starting lineup.


Free Safety

FS | Darren Sharper | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WRs Marques Colston (knee), Robert Meachem (toe), FS Darren Sharper (knee) and LB Clint Ingram (knee) remain on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to CBSSports.com.

FS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants S Kenny Phillips (knee) said he has tested his knee and everything has felt good, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of The New York Daily News. Phillips, who is on the PUP, is now waiting for the team's trainers and doctors to clear him to return after having microfracture surgery. He feels it will be sooner than later that he is back on the field.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts S Bob Sanders (knee) is not expected to open training camp on the physically unable to perform list, reports The Associated Press. Head coach Jim Caldwell said he fully anticipates Sanders will be able to practice.

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (groin) remains on the team's physically unable to perform list, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com. He was away from the team Saturday, July 31, because he was attending a funeral.

FS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DT Darell Scott (hamstring) and S Darian Stewart (shoulder) did not practice Saturday, July 31, reports Bill Coats, of The St. Louis Post Dispatch. T Jason Smith (toe) and G Roger Allen (knee) just took part in individual drills. S Oshiomogho Atogwe (shoulder) was slightly limited.

FS | Darrell Stuckey | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Diego Chargers S Darrell Stuckey saw action with the first-string defense at strong safety, Friday, July 30, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. S Steve Gregory worked with the first-string during the afternoon.

FS | Earl Thomas | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks have signed rookie S Earl Thomas to a five-year, $21.1 million deal, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal includes $12.32 million in guaranteed money.

FS | Tom Zbikowski | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Baltimore Ravens S Tom Zbikowski is working with the first-string defense in place of injured S Ed Reed (hip), reports Kaitlyn Carr, of The Baltimore Sun. He started four games for the team last season.

FS | Eric Berry | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs rookie S Eric Berry was on the practice field Saturday, July 31, and immediately working with the first-string defense, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. S Jon McGraw worked opposite of him with the starting lineup.

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