Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 18, 2011 @ 01:34:11 PDT



QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the San Francisco 49ers offered impending free-agent QB Alex Smith a one-year contract that is believed to be worth as much as $5 million.

QB | Drew Stanton | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
Detroit Lions impending free-agent QB Drew Stanton said he wants to stay with the team regardless if he is restricted or unrestricted once free agency starts. He said he is happy that the team gave him a tender offer because it inidcates they want him back.

QB | Shaun Hill | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions QB Shaun Hill (back) underwent minor back surgery last week but expects to be running working out fully in four to six weeks.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents
Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent QB Matt Hasselbeck said the Seahawks did not give him a playbook before the lockout began but he received the plays from his teammates. He said that it hurt his feelings that he did not receive a playbook but everything is fine now.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) is expected to be completely healthy when training camp opens. "I've just been rehabbing with Dr. (James) Andrews and doing whatever he wants me to do and whatever the trainers at the rehab facility have told me to do," Stafford said. He appeared loose and confident with his passing motion when he participated in an informal workout with teammates Monday, May 16.

Running Back

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ankle) might not be back at full strength when training camp tarts, although he shed his walking boot in mid-April and is making progress in his recovery from major offseason ankle surgery.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush said he is healthy and has been working out at a gym in Los Angeles. He expects to participate in the team's organized workouts soon, but acknowledged that he will do so "sparingly."

Wide Receiver

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson said he believes WR Calvin Johnson will face double teams most of the time no matter what other receiver is on the field because of his talent. "Occasionally you'd see a team throw one-on-one coverage out there and they'd get burned. No, no matter what talent we surround him with, he's going to attract the attention. No matter how many people you put on the Lakers, Kobe Bryant's still going to get double-teamed. Calvin is that type of individual, he's one of the best in the game and he's always going to get that type of coverage," Burleson said.

WR | Chad Ochocinco | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons might have the inside track to land six-time Pro Bowl WR Chad Ochocinco if he becomes a free agent. The Cincinnati Bengals might released the veteran, making him a free agent. Former Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski, a long-time supporter of Ochocinco, was hired by the Falcons during the offseason. "Coach Bratkowski is the reason why I'm with the Bengals," Ochocinco said. "He was my coach at the Senior Bowl when I was coming out. He went to bat for me. They weren't going to take me."

WR | Julio Jones | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) was cleared to run Tuesday, May 17. He has already met with QB Matt Ryan and the wide receivers. Jones posted on his Twitter account that he had a checkup and everything went well.

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Steve E. Smith (knee) isn't expected to be cleared to run until June, but he said he is on schedule with his rehab. "The doctors are saying I'm on point with everything, so it's good," Smith said. "It's a very vanilla, very boring rehab. I've come a long way, and I still have a long way to go."

Tight End

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (knee) has been doing cutting drills at 50 to 60 percent and straight-line running at 100 percent, and he has not had any setbacks or negative symptoms in the knee. He likely wouldn't be ready to participate in minicamps or organized team activities (OTAs) if they were being held now, and head coach Mike McCarthy would likely limit Finley to one practice per day.

Defensive Line

DL | Gerald McCoy | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Gerald McCoy (biceps) is expected to be 100 percent when the team starts training. "I'm working out and trying to be at my best, so when they say, 'Gerald, it's time to get back to work', I'm ready," McCoy said.

DL | Kyle Vanden Bosch | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DL Kyle Vanden Bosch (neck) might have his snaps limited in 2011, mainly due to the fact he will turn 33 during the season - and not because of injury. He is fully recovered from neck surgery and is already going through a full practice regimen. He expects to be cleared to practice once the lockout is lifted.

Defensive End

DE | Da'Quan Bowers | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers' (knee) agent said Bowers is ahead of schedule from the knee surgery he had in January and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Bowers has been undergoing a conservative rehab plan and has not suffered any setbacks.


LB | Mike Peterson | Atlanta Falcons | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent LB Mike Peterson said the Falcons have expressed interest in re-signing him once the lockout is over.

LB | Dhani Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent LB Dhani Jones said he would like to re-sign with the team but will weigh his options once the lockout is over.

LB | Pisa Tinoisamoa | Chicago Bears | Injury, Free Agents
Chicago Bears impending free-agent LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee) underwent surgery on his right knee earlier this offseason to repair wear and tear on the knee. It is believed he is doing well in his rehab and is regaining strength in the knee. The Bears may have to put him on a modified schedule during training camp if the team re-signs him.

LB | Jonathan Casillas | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Casillas (foot) said Tuesday, May 17, that he is getting close to 100 percent in his recovery from foot surgery. However, he added that he isn't pushing it.

Free Safety

FS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins SS LaRon Landry (wrist, Achilles') is expected to be ready for training camp once the lockout is resolved. Since the team added FS Oshiomogho Atogwe, Landry is expected to play near the line of scrimmage and continue to blitz.

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