Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 12, 2010 @ 03:51:04 PDT



QB | Kevin Kolb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles will likely become a more traditional West Coast offense this season with QB Kevin Kolb starting at quarterback, according to Paul Domowitch, of the Philadelphia Daily News. The offense will rely heavier on short and intermediate routes like slants and curls that will give wide receivers more yards-after-the-catch opportunities.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) may be taking part in the Cincinnati Bengals' upcoming minicamp. Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco tweeted he will see Russell in minicamp. Steve Corkran, of The Contra Costa Times, reports the Bengals and Russell's camp have not confirmed Ochocinco's news.

QB | Greg Paulus | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have signed undrafted rookie free-agent QB Greg Paulus (Syracuse), reports John DeShazier, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

QB | Mark Brunell | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints could re-sign unrestricted free-agent QB Mark Brunell to be their No. 2 quarterback this season, reports's Pat Yasinskas.

Running Back

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson describes his running style as "famine, famine, feast," reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. According to, 87 of Peterson's 365 carries last year gained no yards or lost yardage. That means 23.8 percent of his carries gained zero yards or lost yardage, the ninth most in the league.

RB | Chad Simpson | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills have signed unrestricted free-agent RB Chad Simpson (Colts), according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


FB | Kyle Eckel | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills worked out unrestricted free-agent FB Kyle Eckel (Saints) Tuesday, May 11, a source told Aaron Wilson, of

Wide Receiver

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Detroit Lions hope the addition of WR Nate Burleson, TE Tony Scheffler and rookie RB Jahvid Best will help take some pressure off of WR Calvin Johnson, reports Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News. Johnson's numbers took a hit last year, as he dealt with injuries and constant double and triple teams by defenders. Johnson is also confident the development of second-year QB Matthew Stafford will also help him bounce back.

WR | Torry Holt | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Torry Holt feels he will be able to help the team's younger receivers by just leading by example, reports Shalise Manza Young, of The Boston Globe. Holt said he knows the team's other receivers are going to be watching him day in and day out. During the interview, Holt displayed his badly bent middle finger on his left hand. It bends about 45 degrees after years of being dislocated; and Holt often has to pop it back into place, including sometimes when he is running routes during games.

WR | Robert Meachem | New Orleans Saints | Injury
Updating a previous item, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said WR Robert Meachem (toe) is expected to be fine when training camp opens in late July, reports The Associated Press.

WR | Derek Hagan | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
New York Giants restricted free-agent WR Derek Hagan has signed his one-year, $1.176 million tender, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

WR | Limas Sweed | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed WR Limas Sweed (Achilles') on Injured Reserve after he cleared waivers, reports Aaron Wilson, of Sweed will miss the 2010 season.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Jared Gaither | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens have not received any information on OT Jared Gaither's (foot) MRI, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, according to a team official. Gaither missed the final two days of the team's minicamp because of foot and toe injuries.

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton said he is complete recovered from the ankle injury that cost him four games last season, reports Scott Venci, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.


OG | Jeremy Zuttah | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OL Xavier Fulton is seeing work at guard and tackle, and he could push Jeremy Zuttah for playing time at left guard, reports Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune.

Defensive Line

DL | Pat Sims | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DT Pat Sims (forearm) is not expected to practice until training camp, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

DL | Antwan Odom | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals FS Chris Crocker (ankle), SS Tom Nelson (ankle) and DE Antwan Odom (Achilles') did not participate in practice Tuesday, May 11, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

DL | Barry Cofield | New York Giants | Free Agents
New York Giants restricted free-agent DT Barry Cofield is expected to sign his tender offer in the near future, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger.


CB | Travis Fisher | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens have not offered a contract to unrestricted free-agent CB Travis Fisher (Seahawks) at this time but have invited him to take part in their next organized team activity, reports Aaron Wilson, of The Ravens are still expected to sign Fisher at some point.

Free Safety

FS | Chris Crocker | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals FS Chris Crocker (ankle), SS Tom Nelson (ankle) and DE Antwan Odom (Achilles') did not participate in practice Tuesday, May 11, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

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