Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 14, 2010 @ 09:35:56 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said QB Tarvaris Jackson is the team's No. 1 quarterback with QB Brett Favre still undecided about his future, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "He was one coming out of last year," Childress said, actually meaning that Jackson was the top backup to Favre. "He really hasn't done anything to move himself back. That's what training camp is for. My expectation is that all those guys will come in and compete and really the proof is what you put out on the field."

QB | Chad Pennington | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins QB Chad Pennington (shoulder) has participated sparingly this offseason, which raises the probability of him starting the 2010 season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly.

QB | Kyle Orton | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said QB Kyle Orton is the team's starting quarterback this season, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini stopped short of naming QB Jake Delhomme the team's No. 1 quarterback for the start of training camp, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Mangini said QB Seneca Wallace will also see first-team reps.


Running Back

RB | Brian Westbrook | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Brian Westbrook (Eagles) said he wants to sign with team that has a chance to win, according to Bob Grotz, of The Delaware County Daily Times. Westbrook added the Washington Redskins are a team that does have a chance to win next season. "We're still working our way through the process now," Westbrook said. "Really there's no clear-cut favorite. But I want to go to a good football team, a team that can win. And I do know Washington does have a very good program. And some of these other teams I'm interested in, as well."

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte has a chance to become the centerpiece of new offensive coordinator Mike Martz's offense the way former RB Marshall Faulk was for him with the St. Louis Rams, according to Dam Pompei, of the Chicago Tribune. "It's an offense that kind of circles around a running back who can catch the ball," Forte said. "A lot of our stuff looks like another play, so the defense doesn't know if we'll run it or pass it out of certain formations. That's good for the running back."

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (ankle) did not participate in practice Saturday, June 12, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Head coach Eric Mangini decided to hold out some players who had minor injuries.


Wide Receiver

WR | Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn (ankle) is not taking part in practice Monday, June 14, after sustaining an apparent ankle injury last week in practice, according to Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com.

WR | Joshua Cribbs | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Joshua Cribbs' route-running and pass catching must become more consistent for him to be an effective wide receiver, according to Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. If that happens, he would be even tougher to defend on wildcat plays because defenses would have to honor him as a receiver first.

WR | Terrell Owens | Free Agent | Free Agents
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Bills) is not - and will not be - on the team's radar, according to Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

WR | Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eddie Royal will be the team's No. 1 returner for both punts and kickoffs, reports CBSSports.com. CB Perrish Cox got a look at returner Sunday, June 13, but he still needs more experience.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin has added 10 to 12 pounds this offseason, report Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Harvin said he currently weighs 205 pounds but would like to start the season at 200 pounds.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin will see some action in the slot this year, and he is excited about it, reports CBSSports.com. "Whatever helps the team ... but it's good to get inside and get some mismatches. Sometimes you can really make big plays from in there. I'm excited about all of it," Austin said.

WR | Dexter McCluster | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs rookie WR Dexter McCluster has shown veteran poise near the sidelines when catching the football, reports CBSSports.com. McCluster has shown great footwork, always getting one foot down in bounds and dragging his back foot on receptions.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (knees) had arthroscopic surgery on both knees in January, reports Lori Nickel, of The Journal Sentinel. He feels great and wishes he had underwent the procedure years ago. Last season, he played with limited range, pain and flexibility. Driver, 35, has not been practicing during OTAs, but has been cleared to by team trainers. The Packers told him to take a break, but stick around for team morale. Driver said trainers are telling him he looks 25 again. He said he underwent the procedure because he wants to play until he is 40. "I wanted to extend my career another five years," Driver said. "I played like this for two, three years, with pain. I can jump now. I can squat."


Tight End

TE | Kellen Winslow | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow (knee) returned to the team's facility to observe practice Monday, June 14, but is not participating, according to Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) said his foot is feeling much better but is not sure if he will be able to go at full speed during training camp until he tests the foot, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.


Defensive Line

DL | Gerald McCoy | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Gerald McCoy (hip) is practicing Monday, June 14, after suffering a minor hip strain that caused him to miss most of organized team activities last week, according to Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com.

DL | Kris Jenkins | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DL Kris Jenkins (knee) is taking part in team drills during minicamp, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini said DT Shaun Rogers (leg), LB Eric Barton (neck) and P Dave Zastudil (knee) are on track for the start of training camp, according to James Walker, of ESPN.com.


Linebacker

LB | Eric Barton | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini said DT Shaun Rogers (leg), LB Eric Barton (neck) and P Dave Zastudil (knee) are on track for the start of training camp, according to James Walker, of ESPN.com.

LB | E.J. Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings LB E.J. Henderson (leg) participated in individual drills during practice Friday, June 11, according to ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert.

LB | Chad Greenway | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway (undisclosed) and CB Chris Cook (undisclosed) did not participate in morning practice Saturday, June 12, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. It is believed both are sitting out because of injuries.

LB | Scott Fujita | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (finger) and SS Larry Asante (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Saturday, June 12, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Head coach Eric Mangini decided to hold out some players who had minor injuries.

LB | Nick Barnett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Nick Barnett (knee) had one of his knees scoped during the offseason, reports Lori Nickel, of The Journal Sentinel. He has been held out of offseason workouts, but has been taking part in rehabilitation work.


Cornerback

CB | Perrish Cox | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eddie Royal will be the team's No. 1 returner for both punts and kickoffs, reports CBSSports.com. CB Perrish Cox got a look at returner Sunday, June 13, but he still needs more experience.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (undisclosed) was slow to get up after making a play during practice Saturday, June 12, reports Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Newman turned to make a play on a ball, but he fell awkwardly to the sideline. He took his time getting up and flexed his right foot.

CB | Chris Cook | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway (undisclosed) and CB Chris Cook (undisclosed) did not participate in morning practice Saturday, June 12, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. It is believed both are sitting out because of injuries.

CB | Eric Wright | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns CB Eric Wright (undisclosed) returned to action Saturday, June 12, reports CBSSports.com. He missed time previously after tightening up.


Free Safety

FS | T.J. Ward | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns S T.J. Ward (undisclosed) remained out of action Saturday, June 12, reports CBSSports.com. Head coach Eric Mangini said Ward had "tightened up."

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