Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 24, 2010 @ 09:34:28 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Free Agency News
James Varney, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees launched a somewhat jocular poll via Twitter Tuesday, Feb. 23, asking fans their opinion of the team adding free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Chargers). "OK, due to popular demand, I am asking the question ... who thinks LT should be a Saint?" Brees tweeted. "I would love to get LT in the black and gold," Brees tweeted in response to another poster. "Crazier things have happened."


Running Back

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | Free Agent | Free Agency News
James Varney, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees launched a somewhat jocular poll via Twitter Tuesday, Feb. 23, asking fans their opinion of the team adding free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Chargers). "OK, due to popular demand, I am asking the question ... who thinks LT should be a Saint?" Brees tweeted. "I would love to get LT in the black and gold," Brees tweeted in response to another poster. "Crazier things have happened."

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said RB DeAngelo Williams (foot) might not be ready for the team's rookie minicamp, but he has no reason to believe he won't be ready for the regular season.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Free Agent | Transaction
Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos have released RB LaMont Jordan.

RB | Darren Sproles | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Chargers will not tender an offer to impending restricted free-agent RB Darren Sproles because the tender would be worth nearly $7.3 million. The high tender amount is because Sproles made more than $6.6 million from the franchise tag this season and the tender would be 110 percent of what he made.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Free Agent | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports the Philadelphia Eagles will not release RB Brian Westbrook until March 5 because of cap considerations. Westbrook has been granted permission to talk with other teams.

RB | Ryan Matthews | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Bo Marchionte, of NFL Draft Bible, reports Fresno State RB Ryan Matthews is expected to run his 40-yard dash in the 4.4-second range, according to Travelle Gaines of Performace Gaines.

RB | Chester Taylor | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agency News
Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Vikings are expected to meet with the agent of impending free-agent RB Chester Taylor during the NFL Scouting Combine.


Fullback

FB | Zak Keasey | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agency News
Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports the New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent FB Zak Keasey (49ers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Terrell Owens | Buffalo Bills | Free Agency News
Updating a previous item, Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the prevailing wisdom is the Cincinnati Bengals are expected to look at other options before possibly inquiring about Buffalo Bills pending free-agent WR Terrell Owens.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson likely will face at least a one-game suspension after pleading guilty to a driving under the influence charge.


Place Kicker

PK | Jeff Reed | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agency News
Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to use the transition tag on pending free-agent PK Jeff Reed, barring a late breakthrough in contract negotiations, according to a league source.

PK | Jay Feely | New York Jets | Free Agency News
Tim Graham, of ESPN.com, reports New York Jets impending free-agent PK Jay Feely said he wants to re-sign with the Jets even though the team signed PK Nick Folk.

PK | Nick Folk | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agency News
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports via Twitter that the New York Jets have signed free-agent PK Nick Folk (Cowboys) to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Offensive Guard

OG | Michael Turkovich | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agency News
Dave Hutchinson, of The Star-Ledger, reports the New York Jets have signed free-agent OT Michael Turkovich (Cowboys). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Russell Okung | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said he believes the Oakland Raiders could look to select an offensive tackle with their first-round pick in the NFL Draft. "I think offensive tackle becomes a primary need and I think there are four of them worth taking in the first nine or 10 picks," Mayock said. "It wouldn't surprise me to see the Raiders wind up with (Rutgers OT) Anthony X. Davis, (Oklahoma OL) Trent Williams, (Iowa OT) Bryan Bulaga, and of course, (Oklahoma State OT) Russell Okung."

OT | Demetrius Bell | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills OT Demetrius Bell (knee) said he is not sure what his role will be next season.


Defensive Line

DL | Julius Peppers | Carolina Panthers | Free Agency News
Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com, reports via Twitter that Carolina Panthers pending free-agent DL Julius Peppers will be the Chicago Bears' top free-agent target.

DL | Jared DeVries | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Updating a previous item, Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports free-agent DE Jared DeVries (Lions) requested his release so he could test the free-agent market before free agency begins March 5. The Detroit Lions were unsure about DeVries' recovery from a torn Achilles' tendon, and were planning to release him before paying a $400,000 roster bonus due to him in a couple of weeks. DeVries said, "They just didn't want to make the commitment, for whatever reason. My Achilles is fine, but I can understand their caution. I predicate the opportunity to let me explore the options and also appreciate the opportunity to possibly come back."

DL | Travis LaBoy | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports the San Francisco 49ers recently met with free-agent DE Travis LaBoy (Cardinals).

DL | Aubrayo Franklin | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agency News
Updating a previous report, Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers have placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on impending free-agent DT Aubrayo Franklin. Franklin will be able to negotiate with other teams.


Linebacker

LB | Aaron Kampman | Green Bay Packers | Free Agency News
Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com, reports via Twitter that Green Bay Packers pending free-agent LB Aaron Kampman will be on the Chicago Bears' free-agent radar.

LB | Keith Bulluck | Tennessee Titans | Free Agency News
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB Keith Bulluck believes he will become an unrestricted free agent. When asked if he had played his last down as a Titan, Bulluck said: "I think so. I would like to stay here for sure, but I think so. It sure seems that way." Head coach Jeff Fisher said the team would "like to try and create some opportunity where Keith can finish his career with us."


Free Safety

FS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury News
Paul Schwartz, of the New York Post, reports New York Giants FS Kenny Phillips (knee) is still at least a month away from attempting to run; however, Phillips said his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury is going smoothly. Phillips has targeted the OTA practices in May for his return. "I feel real good, everything feels strong, so I should be all-in by OTAs," Phillips said in an interview on the team's Web site.

FS | Eric Berry | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Bo Marchionte, of the NFL Draft Bible, reports Tennessee S Eric Berry will not run the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day if they feel comfortable with his time from the NFL Scouting Combine, according to a spokesperson from Allegiant Athletic Agency. Berry will perform position drills at his Pro Day regardless of his time from the NFL Combine.

FS | Darren Sharper | New Orleans Saints | Free Agency News
Steve Wyche, of NFL.com, reports New Orleans Saints will allow impending free-agent FS Darren Sharper to test free agency. Sharper wants to re-sign with the Saints but believes the team is prepared to move on without him. "They said they want me back, but if you want someone back, why are you going to let them test the market? I don't know how much they want me back if they're allowing other teams to bid for my services. Being in this situation before, if a team is willing to let you test the market, they're willing to let you go," Sharper said.

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