Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 16, 2011 @ 09:55:35 PDT



QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Fantasy
The Indianapolis Colts placed their franchise tag on QB Peyton Manning Tuesday, Feb. 15, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. The deal is worth $23 million.

Running Back

RB | Cedric Benson | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent RB Cedric Benson said he likes what he has heard from offensive coordinator Jay Gruden in terms of wanting to be a physical team and rely on the running game more, reports Geoff Hobson, of "Well, that's my kind of guy. That's my game. I'm excited about this guy. I think Gruden is exactly what Cincinnati needs. I think it's going to be an exciting season," Benson said. It is not known if Benson will re-sign with the team this offseason.

RB | Leon Washington | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks likely will look to re-sign impending free-agent RB Leon Washington this offseason, but Washington may look for an opportunity to be more involved in an offense, reports Eric Williams, of The Tacoma News Tribune.

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys may decide to release Marion Barber III this offseason because he has not lived up to his contract and there is no guaranteed money owed to Barber, reports Tim MacMahon, of

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday, Feb. 15, that he intends to ride RB Frank Gore frequently in 2011, although he wants to preserve his legs when possible, reports Matt Maiocco, of "Having studied our team and our own personnel and every backs across the league, I think Frank Gore is one of the best in the league and one of the most complete backs," Harbaugh said. "It won't be the type of thing where we have Frank Gore come off the field too much."

RB | Chester Taylor | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor is likely to remain with the team in 2011, according to a source, reports Adam Caplan, of


FB | Frank Summers | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent FB Frank Summers (Steelers) Tuesday, Feb. 15, reports Adam Caplan, of The Steelers had an exclusive seven-day negotiating window to re-sign Summers, but that ended Monday, Feb. 14.

Wide Receiver

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers are expected to make a strong push to sign impending free-agent WR Malcom Floyd this offseason, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers franchise free-agent WR Vincent Jackson plans to play under the terms of the franchise tag if there is one in the new collective bargaining agreement, a source told Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys are hoping that WR Dez Bryant will be able to master the playbook this offseason because he did not do that in his rookie season, reports Calvin Watkins, of

WR | Roy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams' spot on the roster appears safe because there is no one on the roster that could take immediately take over the No. 3 wide receiver job if Williams were released, reports Calvin Watkins, of

WR | Jerry Porter | CFL | Transaction
Former NFL WR Jerry Porter signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League Tuesday, Feb. 15, reports Adam Caplan, of Porter signed a two-year deal.

Place Kicker

PK | Stephen Gostkowski | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski (quadriceps) said he is making good progress in his rehab from a quadriceps injury and is confident that he will not have lingering effects from the injury when he starts kicking again, reports Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Eben Britton | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars OT Eben Britton (shoulder) said he is at least on schedule if not ahead of schedule in rehab from shoulder surgery and expects to be ready for the start of training camp, according to Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Union-Tribune.

OT | Jonathan Scott | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had some contract talks with impending free-agent OT Jonathan Scott but have not discuss any numbers, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Defensive Line

DL | Marcus Stroud | Free Agent | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills have released DL Marcus Stroud, reports Chris Brown, of

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms with DL Richard Seymour on what is believed to be a four-year contract extension, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | Da'Quan Bowers | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Clemson DL Da'Quan Bowers (knee) underwent knee surgery after the team's bowl game but has been training for the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Joseph Person, of the Charlotte Observer. It is not known if Bowers will participate in all of the drills at the combine or will wait for his Pro Day.

DL | Brandon Mebane | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents
Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent DL Brandon Mebane is expected to be highly sought after this offseason if the Seahawks are unable to re-sign him, reports NFL Network's Michael Lombardi.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs have met with free-agent free-agent DL Shaun Rogers (Browns), reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens announced Tuesday, Feb. 15, that they have placed their franchise tag on DL Haloti Ngata.


LB | Tamba Hali | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs have placed the franchise tag on LB Tamba Hali, reports Adam Caplan, of


CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos have resumed contract talks with impending free-agent CB Champ Bailey, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post. Head coach John Fox said Bailey is a player he definitely wants to bring back next season. The team likely will not place the franchise tag on him because he would be guaranteed $15 million in 2011.

CB | Domonique Foxworth | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens CB Domonique Foxworth (knee) said his knee is about 70 to 80 percent healed but could play if there was a game today, reports Mike Preston, of The Baltimore Sun. He has been working the team's trainers but is looking for another facility to rehab at in case there is a lockout.

Offensive Coordinator

OC | Chris Palmer | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
The Tennessee Titans named Chris Palmer as their new offensive coordinator Tuesday, Feb. 15.

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