Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 21, 2010 @ 12:50:11 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter, of ESPN, report Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will be suspended for four to six games Wednesday, April 21, for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to multiple sources. When the suspension is announced, it will contain conditions that will allow it to be reduced based on Roethlisberger's behavior and compliance with clinical evaluators.

QB | Jimmy Clausen | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Tim Kawakami, of the San Jose Mercury News, reports San Francisco 49ers ownership very much wants to select Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen in the NFL Draft and will perhaps be willing to offer both of their first-round picks in order to move up in the draft.

QB | Tim Tebow | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com, reports via Twitter that Florida QB Tim Tebow will not attend the NFL Draft.

QB | Blake Joseph | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Justin VanFulpen, of NFL Draft Bible, reports Sam Houston State QB Blake Joseph had a personal workout with the Houston Texans Tuesday, April 20.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Washington Redskins | Free Agents
Contrary to a previous report, Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins QB Donovan McNabb said he has not asked the team to sign free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Bills).

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said QB Matthew Stafford (knee) has been able to do things during offseason workouts but is not 100 percent healthy at this point. Schwartz said Stafford is on schedule in his rehab.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded QB Byron Leftwich to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a 2010 seventh-round draft choice.


Running Back

RB | C.J. Spiller | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Danny O'Neil, of the Seattle Times, reports the Seattle Seahawks could be tempted to select Clemson RB C.J. Spiller in the NFL Draft as he could provide the team with a home run threat on offense.


Wide Receiver

WR | Kelley Washington | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
Ken Murray, of The Baltimore Sun, reports free-agent WR Kelley Washington (Ravens) is not expected to sign with a team until after the NFL Draft, according to his agent. However, the Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks are among the teams interested in his services.

WR | Terrell Owens | Free Agent | Free Agents
Contrary to a previous report, Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins QB Donovan McNabb said he has not asked the team to sign free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Bills).

WR | Dez Bryant | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Rob Rang, of CBSSports.com, reports the Denver Broncos have University of Florida C Maurkice Pouncey high on their board for the 2010 NFL Draft. The Broncos would consider Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant with their first-round pick, but if he is off the board, they would like to drop down a few spots in the first round and still get Pouncey.

WR | Torry Holt | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous report, Christopher Price, of WEEI.com, reports the New England Patriots have signed unrestricted free-agent WR Torry Holt (Jaguars). Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but an earlier report stated it is a one-year deal worth $1.7 million.

WR | Trey Young | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
KFFL has learned South Carolina State WR Trey Young has received phone calls from the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals.


Tight End

TE | T.C. Drake | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
KFFL has learned University of Kentucky TE T.C. Drake has received interest from the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers.

TE | Jimmy Graham | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Baltimore Ravens recently held a private workout with University of Miami (Fla.) TE Jimmy Graham, according to a source.

TE | Tony Scheffler | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
With the Detroit Lions trading for TE Tony Scheffler Monday, April 19, Mlive.com's Tom Kowalski writes the move would indicate second-year TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) may not be recovering from knee surgery like the team had hoped.

TE | Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
With the Detroit Lions trading for TE Tony Scheffler Monday, April 19, Mlive.com's Tom Kowalski writes the move would indicate second-year TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) may not be recovering from knee surgery like the team had hoped.


Offensive Guard

OG | Ben Hamilton | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agents
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent OG Ben Hamilton (Broncos). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OG | Evan Mathis | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction, Free Agents
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Cincinnati Bengals restricted free-agent OG Evan Mathis has signed his one-year, $1.226 million tender offer.


Defensive Line

DL | Travis LaBoy | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agents
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent LB Travis LaBoy (Cardinals) on a one-year deal worth $1.6 million.

DL | Louis Leonard | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agents
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Carolina Panthers restricted free-agent DT Louis Leonard has signed his one-year $1.684 million tender offer, according to a source.

DL | Adam Carriker | Washington Redskins | Transaction
Updating previous reports, CSNWashington.com reports the St. Louis Rams have traded their 2010 seventh-round draft choice to the Washington Redskins for the Redskins' seventh-round draft choice as part of the trade involving DT Adam Carriker.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Dan Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the San Francisco 49ers have met with University of Tennessee DT Dan Williams, according to a source.


Linebacker

LB | Barrett Ruud | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed restricted free-agent LB Barrett Ruud to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

LB | Antwan Applewhite | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports San Diego Chargers exclusive rights free-agent LB Antwan Applewhite has signed his one-year, $470,000 qualifying offer, according to the team.

LB | Rolando McClain | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Rob Rang, of CBSSports.com, reports the Philadelphia Eagles may look to trade up in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft to grab University of Alabama LB Rolando McClain.

LB | Corey Mays | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Free Agents
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Kansas City Chiefs restricted free-agent LB Corey Mays has signed his one-year, $1.759 million tender offer.

LB | Quentin Moses | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Miami Dolphins restricted free-agent LB Quentin Moses has signed his one-year, $1.101 million tender offer.

LB | Jason Taylor | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent OLB Jason Taylor (Dolphins) has agreed to a two-year, $13 million deal with the New York Jets, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. The real money in the deal is basically a one-year deal worth up to $3.75 million.

LB | Keith Bulluck | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents
Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports the Detroit Lions opened up another hole on their defense by trading LB Ernie Sims to the Philadelphia Eagles. The team may be poised to pull the trigger on another move soon, as it does not seem conceivable the team would create another hole without a plan to fix it. Kowalski notes the Lions may pursue free-agent LB Keith Bulluck (Titans), but he is returning from a knee injury, too.

LB | Ernie Sims | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agents
Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports the Detroit Lions opened up another hole on their defense by trading LB Ernie Sims to the Philadelphia Eagles. The team may be poised to pull the trigger on another move soon, as it does not seem conceivable the team would create another hole without a plan to fix it. Kowalski notes the Lions may pursue free-agent LB Keith Bulluck (Titans), but he is returning from a knee injury, too.


Cornerback

CB | Elbert Mack | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed restricted free-agent CB Elbert Mack to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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