Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 3, 2011 @ 10:55:19 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents
Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck turned down the team's latest contract offer and could be poised to become a free agent, according to Nate Davis, of USAToday.com. "Matt Hasselbeck just turned down Seattle's last offer. They're concerned about getting him re-signed. They're not close on a contract yet," said NFL Network's Michael Lombardi.

QB | Matt Leinart | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Houston Texans offered first-round tenders to TE Owen Daniels and QB Matt Leinart Wednesday, March 2, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. WR Jacoby Jones, DL Mark Anderson and OG Mike Brisiel received second-round tenders. OT Rashad Butler received a third-round tender. RB Arian Foster was also tendered and will make $480,000 next year.

QB | Tyler Thigpen | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have tendered an offer to impending free-agent QB Tyler Thigpen, reports Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The level of the tender is not known at this time.


Running Back

RB | Kenneth Darby | Free Agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams did not tender offers to CB Quincy Butler, RB Kenneth Darby or LB Curtis Johnson, making them free agents, according to NFL.com.

RB | Darius Reynaud | New York Giants | Transaction
The New York Giants signed RB Darius Reynaud to an undisclosed contract extension Thursday, March 3, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster, as an update to previous reports, is an exclusive rights free agent, reports John McClain, of The Houston Chronicle. The Texans, as reported, tendered Forster a one-year deal, which is going to be worth $480,000 in 2011 unless there is a third-year player minimum change in a new collective bargaining agreement. Foster led the league in rushing yardage last season.

RB | Jerome Harrison | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles did not tender contracts to OG Nick Cole, LB Omar Gaither, CB Antoine Harris, RB Jerome Harrison, CB Ellis Hobbs, LB Akeem Jordan, P Sav Rocca, LB Ernie Sims and OG Reggie Wells, making them free agents, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers placed a restricted free-agent tender on RB DeAngelo Williams Wednesday, March 2, according to The Associated Press. Williams received the highest tender, which would require teams to surrender first- and third-round draft picks to sign him. The team is interested in re-signing him.

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | New England Patriots | Free Agents
The New England Patriots have placed a second-round tender on impending free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, reports Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald.

RB | Danny Ware | New York Giants | Transaction
The New York Giants have signed RB Danny Ware to a two-year contract extension, a source told Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News. The deal is worth around $2 million with incentives and bonuses.

RB | Eldra Buckley | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have tendered an exclusive rights tender to impending free-agent RB Eldra Buckley.

RB | Sammy Morris | New England Patriots | Free Agents
New England Patriots impending free-agent RB Sammy Morris' agent, Mark Slough, said Morris has no intention of retiring and hopes to play for a team next season, reports Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald. Slough said he is not sure if the Patriots will look to re-sign Morris.


Fullback

FB | Mike Tolbert | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers have placed a second-round tender offer on restricted free-agent RB Mike Tolbert. Tolbert led the Chargers in rushing last season with 735 yards and 11 touchdowns on 182 carries.


Wide Receiver

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams placed an exclusive-rights tender on WR Danny Amendola Thursday, March 3, according to NFL.com. WR Laurent Robinson, LB Chris Chamberlain, OG John Greco, CB Justin King and LB David Vobora were all tendered their original draft-position level. DL C.J. Ah You and LB Larry Grant were extended exclusive-rights tenders as well. DL Gary Gibson, TE Daniel Fells and OT Renardo Foster were tendered at the right-of-first-refusal level.

WR | Domenik Hixon | New York Giants | Free Agents
New York Giants impending restricted free-agent WR Domenik Hixon wrote on his Facebook page that he and the team have reached an agreement on an undisclosed contract, according to Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger. Hixon will sign the deal Thursday, March 3.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Houston Texans offered first-round tenders to TE Owen Daniels and QB Matt Leinart Wednesday, March 2, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. WR Jacoby Jones, DL Mark Anderson and OG Mike Brisiel received second-round tenders. OT Rashad Butler received a third-round tender. RB Arian Foster was also tendered and will make $480,000 next year.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings placed a first-round tender on WR Sidney Rice Wednesday, March 2, according to NFL.com. The Vikings would receive a first-round draft pick if another team offers Rice a deal. Rice could become an unrestricted free agent if a new collective bargaining agreement is reached which reverts to rules in place before 2010.

WR | Julio Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, NFL Draft prospect WR Julio Jones (foot) will have a screw inserted into his foot to repair a stress fracture Saturday, March 5, reports Chris Mortensen, of ESPN.com. The procedure will be done by foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. As reported, Jones should be healthy within two months. His agent, Jimmy Sexton, said Dr. Anderson is very confident the injury will not be a problem moving forward.

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers have placed a high-tender offer on restricted free-agent WR Malcom Floyd. It would require first- and third-round draft picks as compensation to the Chargers if another team were to sign him to a deal the Chargers were not willing to match.

WR | Legedu Naanee | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers did not extend a tender offer to restricted free-agent WR Legedu Naanee, allowing him to become a free agent when his contract expires March 3.

WR | Randy Moss | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents
Tennessee Titans impending free-agent WR Randy Moss will not sign a new contract with the Titans prior to the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement, a source told Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald.


Tight End

TE | Daniel Fells | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams placed an exclusive-rights tender on WR Danny Amendola Thursday, March 3, according to NFL.com. WR Laurent Robinson, LB Chris Chamberlain, OG John Greco, CB Justin King and LB David Vobora were all tendered their original draft-position level. DL C.J. Ah You and LB Larry Grant were extended exclusive-rights tenders as well. DL Gary Gibson, TE Daniel Fells and OT Renardo Foster were tendered at the right-of-first-refusal level.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Houston Texans agreed to a four-year, $22 million deal with TE Owen Daniels Thursday, March 3, according to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson. Daniels was tendered at a first-round level.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent TE Jeremy Shockey (Saints) could sign with the Carolina Panthers Thursday, March 3, according to Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald. Shockey said he would like to a sign a deal by Thursday, March 3.

TE | Donald Lee | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers announced Wednesday, March 2, that they have released LB A.J. Hawk, TE Donald Lee and S Derrick Martin.

TE | Daniel Graham | Free Agent | Transaction
Denver Broncos TE Daniel Graham said that the Broncos have released him, reports Josina Anderson, of FOX31 in Denver.


Place Kicker

PK | Matt Prater | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Denver Broncos extended second-round, $1.835 million tenders to PK Matt Prater and LB Wesley Woodyard Wednesday, March 2, according to The Denver Post's Mike Klis. The team also extended "original" round, $1.2 million tenders to OT Ryan Harris, DL Kevin Vickerson and DL Marcus Thomas.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Damien Woody | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Damien Woody (Jets) would be open to signing with the New England Patriots, according to Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald. "I would consider all options, so yeah, definitely," Woody said. "I had a great time up there. I didn't leave on any bad terms or anything like that. That would definitely be intriguing, coming back."

OT | Rashad Butler | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Houston Texans offered first-round tenders to TE Owen Daniels and QB Matt Leinart Wednesday, March 2, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. WR Jacoby Jones, DL Mark Anderson and OG Mike Brisiel received second-round tenders. OT Rashad Butler received a third-round tender. RB Arian Foster was also tendered and will make $480,000 next year.

OT | Ryan Harris | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Denver Broncos extended second-round, $1.835 million tenders to PK Matt Prater and LB Wesley Woodyard Wednesday, March 2, according to The Denver Post's Mike Klis. The team also extended "original" round, $1.2 million tenders to OT Ryan Harris, DL Kevin Vickerson and DL Marcus Thomas.

OT | Jeromey Clary | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have extended a tender offer to restricted free-agents LB Antwan Applewhite, OT Jeromey Clary, CB Dante Hughes (third round), LB Antwan Barnes, S Paul Oliver (fourth round) and LB Brandon Siler (seventh round). The team also extended an offer to exclusive rights free-agent OT Brandyn Dombrowski.

OT | Quinn Ojinnaka | New England Patriots | Free Agents
The New England Patriots may place the lowest tenders on impending free-agent OL Quinn Ojinnaka and SS Jarrad Page, reports Mike Reiss, of ESPNBoston.com.


Guard

OG | Reggie Wells | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles did not tender contracts to OG Nick Cole, LB Omar Gaither, CB Antoine Harris, RB Jerome Harrison, CB Ellis Hobbs, LB Akeem Jordan, P Sav Rocca, LB Ernie Sims and OG Reggie Wells, making them free agents, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

OG | Mike Brisiel | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Houston Texans offered first-round tenders to TE Owen Daniels and QB Matt Leinart Wednesday, March 2, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. WR Jacoby Jones, DL Mark Anderson and OG Mike Brisiel received second-round tenders. OT Rashad Butler received a third-round tender. RB Arian Foster was also tendered and will make $480,000 next year.

OG | Stephen Neal | Retired | Transaction
New England Patriots G Stephen Neal has announced his retirement from the NFL, reports Patriots.com. Neal was a member of the Patriots' offensive line for 10 seasons.

OG | Nate Livings | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals have tendered an offer to impending free-agent OL Nate Livings, a source told Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer. The Bengals would not receive any compensation if he signed with another team.

OG | Marshal Yanda | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens have tendered an offer to impending free-agent OL Marshal Yanda, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

OG | Chris Chester | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens have placed an original-round tender on impending free-agent OG Chris Chester, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. The Ravens would receive a second-round pick if he went to another team.

OG | Leroy Harris | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans have placed a second-round tender to impending free-agent OL Leroy Harris, reports John Glennon, of The Tennessean.

OG | Max Jean-Gilles | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have tendered an offer to impending free-agent OG Max Jean-Gilles. The Eagles would receive a fourth-round draft choice if he signed with another team and the Eagles decided not to match the offer.


Defensive Line

DL | Mark Anderson | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Houston Texans offered first-round tenders to TE Owen Daniels and QB Matt Leinart Wednesday, March 2, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. WR Jacoby Jones, DL Mark Anderson and OG Mike Brisiel received second-round tenders. OT Rashad Butler received a third-round tender. RB Arian Foster was also tendered and will make $480,000 next year.

DL | Kevin Vickerson | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Denver Broncos extended second-round, $1.835 million tenders to PK Matt Prater and LB Wesley Woodyard Wednesday, March 2, according to The Denver Post's Mike Klis. The team also extended "original" round, $1.2 million tenders to OT Ryan Harris, DL Kevin Vickerson and DL Marcus Thomas.

DL | Ogemdi Nwagbuo | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have re-signed DE Ogemdi Nwagbuo and LB James Holt. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata has signed his franchise tag tender, a source told Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun. The deal is a one-year contract worth $12.476 million.

DL | Jacob Ford | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans have tendered offers to impending free-agent DE Jacob Ford and LB Tim Shaw, according to The Tennessean's John Glennon.


Linebacker

LB | A.J. Hawk | Green Bay Packers | Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers and free-agent LB A.J. Hawk (Packers) are putting the final touches on a new multi-year deal, Hawk's agent, Mike McCartney, said in an email Thursday, March 3, according to Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Terms of Hawk's deal aren't known yet, but it's safe to assume his numbers will be higher than LB Desmond Bishop's $18 million over four years with $5 million guaranteed. In all likelihood, the deal will be between $6 million and $7 million a year with guaranteed money approaching $10 million.

LB | Nick Barnett | Green Bay Packers | Free Agents
Once free-agent LB A.J. Hawk (Packers) is re-signed to a new deal with the Green Bay Packers, the team will have to consider whether it can carry four high-priced inside linebackers, according to CBSSports.com. LB Desmond Bishop was signed to a new deal last year, while LB Nick Barnett is due $6 million and LB Brandon Chillar is due $2.6 million.

LB | Ernie Sims | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles did not tender contracts to OG Nick Cole, LB Omar Gaither, CB Antoine Harris, RB Jerome Harrison, CB Ellis Hobbs, LB Akeem Jordan, P Sav Rocca, LB Ernie Sims and OG Reggie Wells, making them free agents, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

LB | Omar Gaither | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles did not tender contracts to OG Nick Cole, LB Omar Gaither, CB Antoine Harris, RB Jerome Harrison, CB Ellis Hobbs, LB Akeem Jordan, P Sav Rocca, LB Ernie Sims and OG Reggie Wells, making them free agents, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating a previous item, Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (back) will need closer to six weeks of rehab until he will be 100 percent healthy after his second back surgery Wednesday, March 2, according to ESPN.com's James Walker. The team doesn't expect any more setbacks.

LB | Vernon Gholston | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets have waived DE Vernon Gholston and released TE Ben Hartsock.

LB | Brandon Siler | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have extended a tender offer to restricted free-agents LB Antwan Applewhite, OT Jeromey Clary, CB Dante Hughes (third round), LB Antwan Barnes, S Paul Oliver (fourth round) and LB Brandon Siler (seventh round). The team also extended an offer to exclusive rights free-agent OT Brandyn Dombrowski.

LB | Antwan Barnes | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have extended a tender offer to restricted free-agents LB Antwan Applewhite, OT Jeromey Clary, CB Dante Hughes (third round), LB Antwan Barnes, S Paul Oliver (fourth round) and LB Brandon Siler (seventh round). The team also extended an offer to exclusive rights free-agent OT Brandyn Dombrowski.

LB | Stewart Bradley | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have tendered an offer to impending free-agent LB Stewart Bradley. The Eagles would receive a second-round draft choice if he signed with another team and the Eagles decided not to match the offer.


Cornerback

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals have placed a first- and third-round tender on impending free-agent CB Johnathan Joseph, a source told Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

CB | Dimitri Patterson | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have tendered an offer to impending free-agent CB Dimitri Patterson. The Eagles would not receive any compensation if he signed with another team and the Eagles decided not to match the offer.


Strong Safety

SS | Bernard Pollard | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent S Bernard Pollard (Texans) said the Houston Texans told him he did not fit in new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' 3-4 defensive alignment, reports John McClain, of The Houston Chronicle. Pollard led the team with 112 tackles last season. "I wasn't in their plans, and it's time to move on. And that's fine," Pollard said.


Free Safety

FS | Eric Weddle | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have placed a first-round tender on restricted free-agent S Eric Weddle.

FS | Brandon McGowan | New England Patriots | Free Agents
New England Patriots impending free-agent FS Brandon McGowan said he hopes to re-sign with the team this offseason, reports Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald.

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