Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 13, 2010 @ 09:21:22 PDT



QB | JaMarcus Russell | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell's (Raiders) alleged affinity for cough syrup was a rampant Internet rumor for more than a year, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Russell also earned an underground reputation for partying.

QB | Troy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles are not interested in signing free-agent QB Troy Smith (Ravens), reports Jeff McLane, of The Philadelphia Inquirer, according to a team source.

QB | Shaun Hill | Detroit Lions | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have signed QB Shaun Hill to a one-year contract extension through the 2011 season, reports Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (ankle) worked out with high schoolers Monday, July 12, and seemed to be moving around fine on his surgically repaired ankle, according to The Associated Press. He has been throwing to receivers at Oak Grove High School in Mississippi for a few weeks.

Running Back

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice feels the addition of WR Anquan Boldin will not only open up the passing game but also the running attack, according to Mike Duffy, of "He's going to open up the offense for us, especially for me," Rice said of Boldin. "He's a great blocker down the field, and that's one of the things that breaks long runs. He can handle the corners and the safeties. Not only can he run and catch, but he can do it all."

RB | Justin Forsett | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Justin Forsett has become an instant favorite of head coach Pete Carroll, according to Sam Farmer, of the Los Angeles Times. Forsett averaged 5.4 yards in 114 carries with four touchdowns, in addition to catching 41 balls out of the backfield last season.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be the next player to complain about his contract, reports's Michael Lombardi.

Wide Receiver

WR | Terrell Owens | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins will not sign free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Bills), according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.


LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have decided not to give LB LaMarr Woodley a contract extension before the start of the 2010 season, according to's James Walker. Woodley will make $550,000 this season. He will be set to become a free agent next March.


CB | Walter McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have signed rookie CB Walter McFadden, a fifth-round draft choice, according to Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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