Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 1, 2011 @ 10:06:50 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Luke McCown | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed free-agent QB Luke McCown to a one-year contract, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Financial terms were not disclosed.

QB | Christian Ponder | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Florida State QB Christian Ponder (elbow) said the elbow injury he suffered this season is fine and is trying to show teams that his arm is healthy. He said he spent three hours in the MRI machine at the NFL Scouting Combine but every checked out fine.

QB | Cam Newton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Auburn QB Cam Newton said he has been working on improving taking snaps from under center because he played mostly in the spread formation in college. He said he has also been working on his three-, five- and seven-step drops.

QB | Colin Kaepernick | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick said he has been working on shortening his throwing motion but his long arms limit how much he can alter the motion.


Running Back

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Jets will retain RB LaDainian Tomlinson for the 2011 season, the final year of his contract, according to league sources, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com The team intends to go forward with a three-headed backfield of Tomlinson, RB Shonn Greene and RB Joe McKnight.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent RB Ronnie Brown said he would like to re-sign because he likes the direction the organization is headed, according to CBSSports.com.

RB | Clinton Portis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins could have interest in free-agent RB Clinton Portis (Redskins), according to CBSSports.com. However, there's been no indication of interest from either side at this point.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Free Agents
New York Giants impending free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw expects to receive the highest possible restricted free-agent tender from the team this week, theoretically guaranteeing him at least a one-year deal worth about $3.4 million, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News. According to two sources, Bradshaw will "probably" receive a "first- and third-round tender," meaning any team that signs him to an offer sheet would owe the Giants first- and third-round draft picks if they don't match. The Giants have told Bradshaw that signing him this offseason is a priority.

RB | Jalen Parmele | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens extended restricted free-agent RB Jalen Parmele an original pick tender, according to Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times.

RB | Noel Devine | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
West Virginia RB Noel Devine said he believes his blitz pickup is average at this point and hopes to improve on that before he joins an NFL team.

RB | John Clay | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Wisconsin RB John Clay said he believes two of his strengths are his speed and his power.


Fullback

FB | Vonta Leach | Houston Texans | Injury, Free Agents
Houston Texans impending free-agent FB Vonta Leach (knee) had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Feb. 8, according to Mark Berman, of Fox 26 Houston. Leach said he began running Monday, Feb. 28, with only minimal swelling and no pain. "I had to get my knee scoped," Leach said. "It bothered me all year. I had to get my knee drained and take shots six times during the season so I could play. Before most of the games it would be swollen like a softball." Leach said he hurt his knee during the second game of the season.

FB | Owen Marecic | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Stanford FB Owen Marecic said he is focusing on the fullback position and is not worrying about the linebacker position, which he played this season. He said none of the teams he talked to are mentioning him playing defense.


Wide Receiver

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson hinted that he would be willing to play with the franchise tag in 2011, reports Chris Jenkins, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. "Another year in San Diego would be awesome. I'm happy to be in San Diego," Jackson said Monday, Feb. 28. "I'd be happy to spend my whole career here. I'm just gonna make the best of the situation."

WR | Julio Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
University of Alabama WR Julio Jones (foot) is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a fractured foot and is expected to be out for around eight weeks, reports NFL Network. Jones will get a pin inserted into his foot to repair the fracture.

WR | Tandon Doss | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Indiana WR Tandon Doss (groin, abdomen) said he is about two to three weeks away from being 100 percent healthy after tearing both groins and his lower abs on both sides.


Tight End

TE | David J. Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers met with University of Arkansas TE David J. Williams, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Damien Woody | Free Agent | Transaction
Updating a previous report, New York Jets OT Damien Woody said on his Twitter page that he has been informed of his release.

OT | Kevin Shaffer | Free Agent | Transaction
The Chicago Bears have released DT Tommie Harris and terminated the contracts of LB Hunter Hillenmeyer and OL Kevin Shaffer, reports Michael C. Wright, of ESPNChicago.com.


Defensive Line

DL | Marcus Stroud | New England Patriots | Free Agents
The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with free-agent DL Marcus Stroud (Bills) on a two-year contract, according to Adam Schefter, of ESPN. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Ziggy Hood | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Ziggy Hood (ankle) underwent minor surgery to clean up bone spurs in his ankle, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

DL | Tommie Harris | Free Agent | Transaction
The Chicago Bears have released DT Tommie Harris and terminated the contracts of LB Hunter Hillenmeyer and OL Kevin Shaffer, reports Michael C. Wright, of ESPNChicago.com.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Stephen Paea | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Oregon State DL Stephen Paea (knee) said he hopes to continue running within the next month. He suffered a torn meniscus while practicing for the Senior Bowl.

DT | Drake Nevis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State DL Drake Nevis said he believes his top attributes are his quickness, his explosion and his high motor.


Defensive End

DE | Greg Romeus | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Pittsburgh DE Greg Romeus said he would be willing to play outside linebacker if his new team asked.

DE | Robert Quinn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of North Carolina DE Robert Quinn said he hopes to be in the running for the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.


Linebacker

LB | Stephen Cooper | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Stephen Cooper (knee) said he is feeling great and expects to fully recover from his medial collateral ligament injury, according to CBSSports.com.

LB | Martez Wilson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Illinois LB Martez Wilson posted the fastest time for a linebacker in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine with a time of 4.49 seconds, according to Frank Tadych, of NFL.com.

LB | Sergio Kindle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens are believed to have placed an exclusive-rights tender on LB Sergio Kindle (head), according to Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times. Kindle was sidelined for his rookie season in 2010 due to a skull fracture.

LB | Tavares Gooden | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens have offered impending restricted free-agent LB Tavares Gooden the low tender offer, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun.

LB | Jameel McClain | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens have offered impending restricted free-agent LB Jameel McClain a second-round tender offer, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun.

LB | Casey Matthews | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
University of Oregon LB Casey Matthews (shoulder) aggravated a shoulder injury while participating in the bench press drill at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports The Baltimore Sun's Jamison Hensley. He was not able to take part in any of the other drills because of the injury.

LB | K.J. Wright | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Mississippi State LB K.J. Wright said he needs to work on staying low during games because he believes he plays too high at times. He also said he wants to use his hands better.

LB | Aldon Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
University of Missouri DE Aldon Smith (leg) said the leg injury he suffered this season while playing at Missouri is fine and is not an issue. He said he underwent X-rays at the NFL Scouting Combine and the doctor said it looked good.

LB | Kelvin Sheppard | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State LB Kelvin Sheppard said he measured in at 6-foot-1 7/8, 250 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

LB | Hunter Hillenmeyer | Free Agent | Transaction
The Chicago Bears have released DT Tommie Harris and terminated the contracts of LB Hunter Hillenmeyer and OL Kevin Shaffer, reports Michael C. Wright, of ESPNChicago.com.

LB | Jonas Mouton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Michigan LB Jonas Mouton said that most of the teams he has talked to that use a 3-4 defensive alignment see him as an inside linebacker.


Defensive Back

DB | Marcus Gilchrist | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Clemson DB Marcus Gilchrist posted an unofficial time of 4.46 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Frank Tadych, of NFL.com.


Cornerback

CB | Chykie Brown | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Texas CB Chykie Brown posted an unofficial time of 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Frank Tadych, of NFL.com.

CB | Cortez Allen | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Citadel CB Cortez Allen posted an unofficial time of 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Frank Tadych, of NFL.com.

CB | Davon House | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
New Mexico State CB Davon House posted an unofficial time of 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Frank Tadych, of NFL.com.

CB | Brandon Harris | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Miami CB Brandon Harris posted an unofficial time of 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Frank Tadych, of NFL.com.

CB | Kyle Arrington | New England Patriots | Free Agents
The New England Patriots have extended impending free-agent CB Kyle Arrington an exclusive rights tender worth the league minimum of $480,000 on a one-year contract, according to the Boston Herald. The move ensures Arrington will still be under the control of the team in the event of a lockout.

CB | Prince Amukamara | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara ran unofficial times of 4.37 and 4.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

CB | Ras-I Dowling | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Updating a previous item, Virginia CB Ras-I Dowling (hamstring) did not run his second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Tuesday, March 1, due to what was announced as a strained right hamstring, according to Frank Tadych, of NFL.com. Dowling ran a 4.40 in his first run, the fourth-fastest among the first group of defensive backs.

CB | Chimdi Chekwa | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ohio State CB Chimdi Chekwa posted times of 4.33 and 4.37 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to CBSSports.com.

CB | Kennard Cox | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks have signed CB Kennard Cox to a one-year deal reportedly worth $550,000, according to Brad Biggs, of NationalFootballPost.com.

CB | Jimmy Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Colorado CB Jimmy Smith said he believes he is a shutdown corner because of his speed, size and great ball skills. He said he loves to play press coverage because he could be physical.

CB | Patrick Peterson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State CB Patrick Peterson said he has met with the Cleveland Browns at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Strong Safety

SS | DeJon Gomes | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Nebraska SS DeJon Gomes posted an unofficial time of 4.47 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Frank Tadych, of NFL.com.


Free Safety

FS | Chris Culliver | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
South Carolina FS Chris Culliver posted an unofficial time of 4.36 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Frank Tadych, of NFL.com.

FS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins remain interested in signing free-agent FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (Rams), reports Mike Jones, of The Washington Post.

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