Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 5, 2010 @ 12:34:12 PDT



QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QBs Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels would compete for the team's starting quarterback job if QB Brett Favre retires; however, head coach Brad Childress has indicated that Jackson would have the upper-hand entering that competition, according to Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

QB | Mike Reilly | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks have claimed free-agent QB Mike Reilly (Rams) off waivers, reports Eric Williams, of the Tacoma News Tribune.

QB | Brady Quinn | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Denver Broncos have no interest in trading QB Brady Quinn to the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to the Denver Sports Insider's Josina Anderson.

Running Back

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (knee) may not be 100 percent healed from a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury until 2011, if ever, according to someone close to the situation, reports Mark Craig, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams expect RB Steven Jackson (back) to return from back surgery no later than the start of training camp, according to Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The prognosis is good, and it's believed the surgery won't hamper Jackson's NFL career or his longevity. However, back injuries are tricky, and there are obviously no guarantees.

RB | P.J. Hill | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints claimed free-agent RB P.J. Hill (Redskins) off waivers, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Jeff Duncan.

RB | Clifton Smith | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced exclusive rights free-agent RB Clifton Smith has signed his tender offer. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Wide Receiver

WR | Harry Douglas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (knee) should be ready at some point during training camp, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

WR | Terrell Owens | Free Agent | Free Agents
At this point, there appears to be no market for free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Bills), and it will take an injury in training camp to create his next job, according to Frank Tadych, of Owens will likely have to drop his reported asking price of $5 million.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (foot) said he hopes to participate in workouts in June and be able to fully participate when training camp begins, reports Arnie Stapleton, of The Associated Press.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (foot) said he should be able to begin running routes when the team resumes offseason workouts in two weeks, reports Arnie Stapleton, of The Associated Press.

Tight End

TE | John Carlson | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks TE John Carlson could move into the slot more in two-tight end sets, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. The team's new offense will be using the two-tight end sets frequently, and TEs Anthony McCoy and Chris Baker would fit a better profile for a blocking tight end. Carlson showed his receiving skills during practice Sunday, May 2.

Defensive Line

DL | Peria Jerry | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DL Peria Jerry (knee) should be ready at some point during training camp, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Draft
The New York Giants told teams who have inquired about DL Osi Umenyiora that he is off limits and not available for trade, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora, even though the team selected DL Jason Pierre-Paul in the first round of the NFL Draft.


LB | Patrick Willis | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to five-year contract extension with LB Patrick Willis worth $50 million, sources have told's Jay Glazer. Willis is now under contract through the 2016 season.


CB | Brian Williams | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Brian Williams (knee) should be ready at some point during training camp, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

CB | Adam Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, free-agent CB Adam Jones' deal is expected to be for around the league minimum, reports Joe Reedy, of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The deal will have incentives that could push the amount higher.

Strong Safety

SS | William Moore | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore (hamstring) has been cleared to practice and will participate fully in the team's upcoming minicamp, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "He's ready to go," head coach Mike Smith said.

SS | Gibril Wilson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals worked out unrestricted free-agent FS Gibril Wilson (Dolphins) Tuesday, May 4, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Free Safety

FS | Eric Berry | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
Kansas City Chiefs FS Eric Berry has signed a multiyear endorsement deal with adidas, the athletic apparel company announced Tuesday, May 4, reports Steve Wyche, of

FS | Darren Sharper | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints FS Darren Sharper (knee) said he is ahead of schedule in his rehab from offseason knee surgery, reports Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Sharper said he is running in a pool at this point but does not know when he will be able to participate in practice.

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