Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 19, 2010 @ 13:41:34 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jeff Garcia | Free Agent | Free Agents
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports free-agent QB Jeff Garcia (Eagles) is considered a long shot to re-sign with the Philadelphia Eagles.

QB | Colt McCoy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports University of Texas QB Colt McCoy said there is a possibility that he is taken in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft depending on which teams like him.

QB | Jimmy Clausen | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen has decided to decline an invitation to attend the 2010 NFL Draft, according to a source.

QB | Jonathan Crompton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
KFFL has learned the New Orleans Saints held a private workout with University of Tennessee QB Jonathan Crompton Friday, April 16.


Running Back

RB | Jonathan Dwyer | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Joe Schad, of ESPN, reports Georgia Tech RB Jonathan Dwyer tested positive at the NFL scouting combine for amphetamines. However, Dwyer's agent said teams were aware of his client's medical history. "All 32 teams received notification prior to the combine that a medication he's taken since childhood would likely result in a positive result at the combine," agent Adisa Bakari said. "We provided the necessary medical documentation." Dwyer said the medication is for an attention deficit disorder. The NFL calls Dwyer's situation a "therapeutic use exemption," according to a source. "I have had it since I was in the fifth grade," Dwyer said. "Georgia Tech knew about it when I went there. The NCAA knew about it before every drug test I took there. And the league knew about it before the combine as they got several letters from my doctor who prescribed me the medication."

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Rick Maese, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis said that he is committed to being in shape during the offseason and is more committed than he has been in recent years. "I actually do. It's a difference when you say commitment and you want someone to buy into a system that you really don't believe in," Portis said. "I think having Coach Shanahan here, you just believe in whatever he says. If he tells you, 'I think we can jump off the roof, that we're going to land safe.' It's like, 'All right, (expletive) it, let's jump.'"

RB | Brian Westbrook | Free Agent | Free Agents
Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said there is nothing imminent in regards to unrestricted free-agent RB Brian Westbrook (Eagles).


Wide Receiver

WR | Limas Sweed | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Limas Sweed returned to the practice field Monday, April 19, after spending time on Injured Reserve last season for issues not related to an injury. "I am excited to be back on the field and back in the locker room with my teammates," Sweed said in a statement issued through the team. "I appreciate all the support I received from the Steelers organization while I dealt with some personal issues at the end of the 2009 season. I have been working diligently and I am focused on the remainder of the offseason in getting myself prepared to have a great 2010 season."

WR | Roydell Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com, reports free-agent WR Roydell Williams (Redskins) tried out for the Washington Redskins during their minicamp, according to a league source.

WR | Marques Hagans | Free Agent | Free Agents
Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com, reports free-agent WR Marques Hagans (Redskins) tried out for the Washington Redskins during their minicamp, according to a league source.

WR | Jerry Porter | Free Agent | Free Agents
Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com, reports free-agent WR Jerry Porter (Jaguars) tried out for the Washington Redskins during their minicamp, according to a league source.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports roughly 13 NFL teams attended Georgia Tech WR Demaryius Thomas' (foot) workout Sunday, April 18, including the Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, St. Louis Rams and Cleveland Browns. Other NFL teams will be sent a DVD of the workout session.


Tight End

TE | Tony Scheffler | Detroit Lions | Transaction
Updating a previous item, the Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday, April 19, a three-way trade involving the Eagles, Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions. The Eagles traded a 2010 fifth-round draft pick to the Denver Broncos. The Denver Broncos have traded TE Tony Scheffler and a seventh-round draft pick to the Detroit Lions. The Lions traded LB Ernie Sims to the Eagles.

TE | Anthony McCoy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Jay Glazer and Alex Marvez, of FOXSports.com, reports Southern California TE Anthony McCoy and Georgia Tech RB Jonathan Dwyer reportedly flunked their drug tests at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to a source. Dwyer allegedly tested positive for amphetamines, but he had clearance to take a prescribed medicine for a medical condition. McCoy reportedly tested positive for marijuana.

TE | Scott Sicko | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Indianapolis Colts held a private workout with New Hampshire TE Scott Sicko, according to a source.

TE | Jermaine Gresham | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports University of Oklahoma TE Jermaine Gresham could be an option for the team's first-round draft choice in the 2010 NFL Draft.

TE | John Paul Foschi | Free Agent | Free Agents
Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the Cincinnati Bengals could re-sign unrestricted free-agent TE John Paul Foschi.


Place Kicker

PK | Stephen Gostkowski | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots restricted free-agent PK Stephen Gostkowski has signed his one-year, $1.759 million tender offer.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Robert Brewster | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys OL Robert Brewster (pectoral) has been cleared to participate during offseason workouts.


Defensive Line

DL | Tommie Duhart | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
KFFL has learned Valdosta State DT Tommie Duhart (hamstring) measured in at his Pro Day with a height of 6-foot-3 5/8, 328 pounds. His arm length was measured at 34 1/8 inches. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds, but he strained his hamstring in his first run and did not run a second. He measured a 27 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 7-foot-7 broad jump and completed 29 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.

DL | Jason Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
Jeff Darlington, of the Miami Herald, reports the Miami Dolphins put a previously scheduled meeting with unrestricted free-agent DE Jason Taylor (Dolphins) on hold, according to sources. No reason was given for the decision to hold off the meeting.

DL | Antonio Johnson | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
Phil Richards, of The Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts restricted free-agent DT Antonio Johnson has signed his one-year, $1.684 million.

DL | Caleb Blakesley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
KFFL has learned University of Kansas DT Caleb Blakesley has received phone calls from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns.


Linebacker

LB | Ernie Sims | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
Updating a previous item, the Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday, April 19, a three-way trade involving the Eagles, Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions. The Eagles traded a 2010 fifth-round draft pick to the Denver Broncos. The Denver Broncos have traded TE Tony Scheffler and a seventh-round draft pick to the Detroit Lions. The Lions traded LB Ernie Sims to the Eagles.

LB | Rolando McClain | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Don Kausler Jr., of The Birmingham News, reports Alabama LB Rolando McClain (illness) says he has been told he does not have Crohn's disease. McClain said, "In all my talks with my doctors in the past two weeks, with all the tests we've done, they don't even feel I have Crohn's disease." He added, "There's no way to really tell. The tests came out good and positive. Every team knows it's not going to affect me at all."

LB | Elvis Dumervil | Denver Broncos | Free Agents
Lindsay H. Jones, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos restricted free-agent LB Elvis Dumervil is not expected to sign his tender offer any time soon. It is not known if he will report to the team's mandatory minicamp in June.

LB | Pierre Woods | New England Patriots | Free Agents
Albert Breer, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots restricted free-agent LB Pierre Woods has signed an injury protection deal that will allow him to take part in offseason workouts. He has not signed his tender offer yet.

LB | Keith Bulluck | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said the team's interest in re-signing unrestricted free-agent LB Keith Bulluck and C Kevin Mawae has been put on hold because the team is focused on the draft.

LB | Stephen Hodge | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys LB Stephen Hodge (knee) is not expected to be cleared to participate until the beginning of training camp.

LB | Jason Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys LB Jason Williams (knee) said his knee is about 75 percent recovered after undergoing surgery. He could be limited during offseason workouts.

LB | Cory Reamer | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
KFFL has learned University of Alabama LB Cory Reamer has received phone calls from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons.


Cornerback

CB | Nick Harper | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports free-agent CB Nick Harper's (Titans) future remains cloudy as he is coming off shoulder surgery and is unable to pass a physical. Harper said he's currently about 80 percent. Harper said he can still play, though. When asked how many years he had left, Harper replied, "Maybe three or four years, depending on how things go."

CB | Devin McCourty | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Chris Melchiorre, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Rutgers CB Devin McCourty is on the Philadelphia Eagles' radar. Eagles defensive backs coach Dick Jauron spoke with McCourty at the NFL Scouting Combine and had positive works after watching him at Rutgers' Pro Day March 10.

CB | Amari Spievey | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the New York Giants met with University of Iowa CB Amari Spievey, according to a source.


Free Safety

FS | Danieal Manning | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears restricted free-agent SS Danieal Manning will sign an injury waiver Monday, April 19, before taking part in offseason voluntary workouts.

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