Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 4, 2011 @ 01:59:02 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings brought an end to the QB Tarvaris Jackson experiment by not extending a qualifying tender offer to him, reports Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins, of The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Jackson, as previously reported, is now free to sign with any other team that he chooses. Jackson was believed to be the team's quarterback of the future after being drafted in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft, but it never developed as the team would have hoped. He started a career-high 12 games in 2007, but was replaced early in the 2008 season and then spent most of the last two years backing up QB Brett Favre. Jackson noted earlier this year that a change of scenery and a fresh start might be what he needs.

QB | Joe Webb | Minnesota Vikings | Draft, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have just Joe Webb and Rhett Bomar on roster at quarterback, reports Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins, of The Minneapolis Star Tribune. The Vikings are likely to add a quarterback through the NFL Draft or free-agent market, or possibly both, in the coming months.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning have agreed to be plaintiffs in a pending anti-trust action if the union decertifies from the league, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard still believes his best years of football are ahead of him, according to Jagaurs.com's John Oehser. "I know I haven't reached my potential," Garrard said. "I feel like I'm getting close. I feel like I took a step last year with the number of touchdowns I threw, but I feel like I left something on the field. I can raise my game to another level."


Running Back

RB | Derrick Ward | Houston Texans | Transaction
The Houston Texans have signed RB Derrick Ward to a new one-year deal worth $1.75 million, according to John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. The deal includes an $875,000 signing bonus.

RB | Kevin Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions have not offered RB Kevin Smith a tender offer, making him a free agent, according to The Detroit News' Tim Twentyman.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas signed a four-year, $12 million deal Thursday, March 3, according to SportingNews.com's Vinnie Iyer.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs thinks the team should try to bring back free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants), according to ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk. "No question," Jacobs said. "If Plax comes back, that puts us back at the top of the league, ASAP, no question." General manager Jerry Reese said he will contact Burress when he is released from prison.

RB | Jerome Harrison | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles tendered contracts to restricted free-agent RB Jerome Harrison (second-round compensation) and P Sav Rocca (no compensation) Thursday, March 3.

RB | Laurence Maroney | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos did not tender an offer to RB Laurence Maroney, making him a free agent, according to The Denver Post.

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.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jacoby Jones | Houston Texans | Free Agents
The Houston Texans hopes they will be able to re-sign impending free-agent WR Jacoby Jones once there is a new collective bargaining agreement, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle.

WR | Mike Sims-Walker | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the Jacksonville Jaguars told WR Mike Sims-Walker, an unrestricted free agent, that they were going to move on without him, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times Union. General manager Gene Smith informed Sims-Walker of the team's decision, and Sims-Walker, as reported, said on Twitter that his time in Jacksonville was up.

WR | Jason Hill | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed WR Jason Hill Thursday, March 3, to a two-year deal, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union.

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs thinks the team should try to bring back free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants), according to ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk. "No question," Jacobs said. "If Plax comes back, that puts us back at the top of the league, ASAP, no question." General manager Jerry Reese said he will contact Burress when he is released from prison.

WR | Domenik Hixon | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Domenik Hixon (knee) said his rehab is going well and his knee feels strong, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk. "I'm getting all the rust off now so when I get back out there I'll be ready for the season and be at full speed. I'm back doing everything full speed. I'm trying to simulate the season I missed with different things," Hixon said.

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.


Tight End

TE | Evan Moore | Cleveland Browns | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns have tendered restricted free-agent TE Evan Moore a second-round offer, reports Nate Ulrich, of The Akron Beacon Journal. Moore had 16 receptions for 322 yards and a touchdown last season. His second-round tender is valued at $1.835 million under the current CBA.

TE | Daniel Graham | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent TE Daniel Graham (Broncos) said Thursday, March 3, that he has no plans to retire following his release from the Denver Broncos, reports The Associated Press. "My body's telling me I have a good three, four more years left in me," Graham said.

TE | Chris Baker | Free Agent | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks released TE Chris Baker and QB Nate Davis Thursday, March 3, reports The Associated Press.

TE | Marcedes Lewis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis, the team's franchise player, signed his one-year, $7.3 million tender Thursday, March 3, reports The Associated Press. Lewis, who is entering his sixth year in the league, had 58 receptions for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, which were all career bests. In the previous four seasons, Lewis totaled seven touchdown receptions.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Carolina Panthers agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent TE Jeremy Shockey (Saints) Thursday, March 3, according to The Associated Press. Shockey will be reunited with offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, who coached him at the University of Miami. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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.


Place Kicker

PK | Dave Rayner | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have given one-year qualifying tender offers to restricted free agents G Dylan Gandy (fourth round), S John Wendling (sixth round), CB Chris Houston, PK Dave Rayner and DE Turk McBride (second-round), reports Tim Twentyman of The Detroit News. The team also gave qualifying tenders to exclusive rights free agents LB Zack Follett, FB Jerome Felton and DT Andre Fluellen.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Damien Woody | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Free-agent OT Damien Woody (Achilles') said that his timetable to be recovered from his Achilles' injury is sometime in June, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini. Woody is currently in a walking boot.


Guard

OG | Nate Garner | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins placed a qualifying tender on restricted free-agent G Nate Garner, reports Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The coaching staff feels Garner could push for a starting job in 2011.

OG | Richie Incognito | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have re-signed OG Richie Incognito to a three-year deal, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Incognito, who has spent just one season with the Dolphins, was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.


Defensive Line

DL | Da'Quan Bowers | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers (knee) will hold a private workout on Clemson's campus Friday, April 1. He is progressing ahead of schedule in his rehab from a knee injury.

DL | Shaun Cody | Houston Texans | Transaction
The Houston Texans have signed DT Shaun Cody to a new two-year deal worth $5.75 million, according to John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. The deal includes $1.5 million in guaranteed money.

DL | Brian Robison | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings signed DE Brian Robison to a three-year, $14.1 million contract extension Thursday, March 3, reports Jeremy Fowler, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The deal includes a $6.5 million signing bonus.

DL | Julius Peppers | Chicago Bears | Transaction
The Chicago Bears have restructured the contract of DL Julius Peppers Thursday, March 3, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, reports Michael C. Wright, of ESPNChicago.com. The move creates more salary-cap room for 2011.

DL | Jamal Williams | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Denver Broncos released DLs Jamal Williams and Justin Bannan Thursday, March 3, according to The Denver Post's Mike Klis.

DL | Justin Bannan | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Denver Broncos released DLs Jamal Williams and Justin Bannan Thursday, March 3, according to The Denver Post's Mike Klis.

DL | Tommie Harris | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DL Tommie Harris (Bears) is not ruling out a return to the Chicago Bears, but said he will sign with another team "on his own terms," according to ESPNChicago.com. "I'm going to come back on my own terms," Harris, 27, said. "I'm not taking the first offer that's out there. I'm going to present myself as healthy as possible. I have not had that chance in the past, and I'm just going to come to the table when I'm ready."


Linebacker

LB | Clint Session | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts have extended a qualifying tender offer to restricted free-agent LB Clint Session, DT Eric Foster and DT Daniel Muir, reports the Indianapolis Star. The one-year deals would allow the Colts the ability to match any offer from another team. The Colts would receive a second-round draft choice for Session, but neither Foster nor Muir would provide compensation because they were undrafted players.

LB | D'Qwell Jackson | Cleveland Browns | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns re-signed LB D'Qwell Jackson to a one-year contract Thursday, March 3, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. The incentive-laden contract can be worth up to $4.5 million, according to a source.

LB | Julian Peterson | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions cut LB Julian Peterson Thursday, March 3, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Cornerback

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have given one-year qualifying tender offers to restricted free agents G Dylan Gandy (fourth round), S John Wendling (sixth round), CB Chris Houston, PK Dave Rayner and DE Turk McBride (second-round), reports Tim Twentyman of The Detroit News. The team also gave qualifying tenders to exclusive rights free agents LB Zack Follett, FB Jerome Felton and DT Andre Fluellen.


Strong Safety

SS | Jarrad Page | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots tendered a contract to restricted free agent SS Jarrad Page Thursday, March 3, reports The Associated Press. If another club signs Page to an offer sheet, the Patriots have seven days to match the offer or receive compensation in return for the player signing elsewhere.


Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Draft, Free Agents
Updating previous reports, the San Diego Chargers have signed free-agent S Bob Sanders (Colts) to a one-year deal, reports The Sports Network. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sanders, 30, has played just nine games since 2007, and appeared in just one game last season. Since being selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft, Sanders has played in more than six regular-season games only twice in his career. His best season was in 2007, when he posted 132 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks and two interceptions, which led to him being named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year.

FS | Eric Weddle | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents
The addition of SS Bob Sanders by the San Diego Chargers won't affect future negotiations with free-agent FS Eric Weddle, reports Scott Bair, of the North County Times. The team had hoped to upgrade at the strong safety position with a veteran presence.

FS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | Washington Redskins | Transaction
The Washington Redskins signed free-agent FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (Rams) to a five-year deal Thursday, March 3, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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