Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 25, 2010 @ 09:34:39 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Chad Pennington | Miami Dolphins | Free Agency News
Jeff Darlington, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said he has spoken with impending free-agent QB Chad Pennington about returning as the team's backup and the two sides will continue to talk.

QB | Chad Henne | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Jeff Darlington, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said he is pleased with QB Chad Henne's development and said Henne is the future of the organization.

QB | Colt McCoy | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News, Draft Information
Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports University of Texas QB Colt McCoy (shoulder) will not throw at the NFL Scouting Combine because Dr. James Andrews advised against throwing.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Joe Mutascio, of KTAR.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart said during a radio interview that he expects to play well next season as the starting quarterback but knows the expectations will be high on him. "I'm not going into the season saying 'this season I'm going to win maybe six or seven games and play good', I want to go out there and win every game," Leinart said. "I know the expectations are going to be high, but I think that's what my coaches expect, that's what my teammates expect and that's what I expect."


Running Back

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | Free Agent | Free Agency News, Fantasy
NFL.com reports unrestricted free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Chargers) said he hopes to sign with a new team in the near future. He said he expects his agent to talk with teams during the NFL Scouting Combine.

RB | LeGarrette Blount | NCAA | Draft Information
Bo Marchionte, of NFL Draft Bible, reports University of Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount said he hopes to run the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds.

RB | Kolby Smith | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Free Agency News
Josh Looney, of KCChiefs.com, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed impending free-agent QB Matt Gutierrez and RB Kolby Smith. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Free Agent | Free Agency News
ESPN.com reports unrestricted free-agent RB Brian Westbrook (Eagles) said during a radio interview that he does not plan to retire and is looking to play next season. Westbrook said his agent has heard from three or four teams to inquire about his availability.


Wide Receiver

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (knee) is making good progress in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to a source. However, Welker likely will not be ready for the start of next season.

WR | David Patten | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agency News
Patriots.com reports the New England Patriots have signed unrestricted free-agent WR David Patten (Browns). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Tight End

TE | Bo Scaife | Tennessee Titans | Free Agency News
Terry McCormick, of the Nashville City Paper, reports indications are the Tennessee Titans plan to tender an offer to restricted free-agent TE Bo Scaife even though the offer will be worth $4.9 million.

TE | John Paul Foschi | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agency News
Joe Reedy, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals TE John Paul Foschi will not be offered a contract, making him an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The team would like to have him back, but at a lower salary than what the tenders are.


Place Kicker

PK | Jeff Reed | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agency News
James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports Pittsburgh Steelers director of player personnel Kevin Colbert said the team will continue to negotiate a long-term deal with franchise free-agent PK Jeff Reed.

PK | Olindo Mare | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the Seattle Seahawks have placed the franchise tag on PK Olindo Mare. Mare is guaranteed a one-year contract at $2.814 million. If another team tried to sign him, they would need to give up two first-round draft picks as compensation.


Offensive Guard

OG | Mike Goff | Free Agent | Transaction
Josh Looney, of KCChiefs.com, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have released OG Mike Goff.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Russell Okung | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Daniel Jeremiah, of MoveTheSticks.com, reports Oklahoma State OT Russell Okung measured in at 6-foot-5 1/4 and 307 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine. His arm length was measured at 36 inches.

OT | Anthony Davis | Free Agent | Draft Information
Daniel Jeremiah, of MoveTheSticks.com, reports Rutgers OT Anthony Davis measured in at 6-foot-5 and 323 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine. His arm length was measured at 34 inches.

OT | Bruce Campbell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Daniel Jeremiah, of MoveTheSticks.com, reports University of Maryland OT Bruce Campbell measured in at 6-foot-6 3/8 and 314 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine. His arm length was measured at 36 1/4 inches.

OT | Jermon Bushrod | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agency News
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the New Orleans Saints have tendered restricted free-agent OT Jermon Bushrod a second-round tender.

OT | Zach Strief | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agency News
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints have tendered restricted free-agent OT Zach Strief a second-round offer, according to his agent. The offer is a one-year deal worth $1.759 million.


Defensive Line

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agency News
KDKA.com reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with impending free-agent DT Casey Hampton on a three-year deal worth $21 million, according to a source. The deal includes $11 million in guarantees.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Free Agency News
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Green Bay Packers have placed the franchise tag on impending free-agent DT Ryan Pickett.

DL | Vince Wilfork | New England Patriots | Free Agency News
Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the Patriots are close to a long-term deal with franchise free-agent DT Vince Wilfork.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agency News
Ron Borges, of the Boston Herald, reports the Oakland Raiders have placed the franchise tag on impending free-agent DE Richard Seymour. Seymour would make $12.398 million next season if no long-term deal were signed. The two sides have continued to negotiate a long-term deal.

DL | Dewayne White | Detroit Lions | Draft Information
Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions DE Dewayne White's status with the team could depend on what the team does at defensive end in free agency and the 2010 NFL Draft. White has been limited by injuries the last few seasons.


Linebacker

LB | Gerris Wilkinson | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agency News
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Giants have tendered restricted free-agent LB Gerris Wilkinson an original pick offer, which is a one-year deal worth $1.176 million. The Giants would receive a third-round draft choice if he signs with another team.

LB | Keith Bulluck | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB Keith Bulluck (knee) now weighs 220 pounds as he recovers from ACL surgery. Bulluck said he played at around 235 pounds last season. Bulluck added, "I don't need all that weight on as I try and get my knee stronger. I don't have a problem putting weight on at all." Bulluck said it would only take him two weeks to get into football shape when he puts his mind to it. He says his rehab is going great, and that he is excited about getting on the field and playing football again at some point.

LB | Gary Brackett | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agency News
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian said the Colts likely will not place the franchise tag on impending free-agent LB Gary Brackett.

LB | Kawika Mitchell | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills LB Kawika Mitchell (quadriceps) said he hopes to participate in at least a part of spring workouts in May.

LB | Rashad Jeanty | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agency News
Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals impending restricted free-agent LBs Abdul Hodge, Rashad Jeanty and Brandon Johnson should receive tender offers.


Free Safety

FS | Ryan Clark | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agency News
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers likely will not use the franchise or transition tag on impending free-agent FS Ryan Clark.

FS | Usama Young | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agency News
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints have tendered restricted free-agent FS Usama Young a third-round offer, according to his agent. The offer is a one-year deal worth $1.101 million.

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