Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 30, 2011 @ 02:10:39 PDT



QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he would like the team to re-sign impending free-agent QB Matt Hasselbeck once the lockout is over.

QB | Matt Leinart | Houston Texans | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks could show interest in Houston Texans impending free-agent QB Matt Leinart once free agency begins.

QB | Colin Kaepernick | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (leg) started working out with his teammates this week and threw some passes Friday, May 27. Kaepernick has not needed to use crutches for about a week and a half after undergoing minor leg surgery after the 2011 NFL Draft.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand said the team's trainers have been very happy with how QB Matthew Stafford's (shoulder) recovery from shoulder surgery has gone.


FB | Brit Miller | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams FB Brit Miller (knee) said he has been rehabbing from the surgery he had to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He has been running sprints and recently started doing change-of-direction drills. Miller has attended some of the player-organized workouts to learn the terminology of the new offense.

Wide Receiver

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to pursue free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants) once free agency begins. Head coach Andy Reid has been impressed with Burress' ability to beat press coverage and is also impressed with his size.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (concussion) has recovered from a concussion suffered during the 2010 season. "I feel good," Collie said. "I feel like my routes are crisp and I'm catching the ball well. I'm doing all the little things." Collie resumed training in February, spending time on the West Coast and in Indianapolis. QB Peyton Manning has directed frequent passing sessions and noted that Collie has been himself - a tireless worker, meticulous route runner and sure-handed receiver.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot) said the right foot injury he suffered during the playoffs is completely healed and the left foot injury he suffered in the playoffs should be healed by mid-June.

WR | James Hardy | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR James Hardy turned heads at a workout with teammates at Towson University earlier this week. "I feel my raw ability is why I'm here. If you bring something to the table, you can be of use," Hardy said.

WR | Dominique Curry | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams WR Dominique Curry (knee) said his surgically repaired knee is about 75 to 80 percent healed after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the season. He caught some passes during one of the player-organized workouts to see where his knee was at physically.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Free Agents
The New York Jets fully expect to re-sign impending free-agent WR Santonio Holmes once the lockout is over.

WR | Randy Moss | Free Agent | Free Agents
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said he believes that Tennessee Titans impending free-agent WR Randy Moss has superstar talent and has admired Moss' skill. "There's no question that Randy Moss has the capability, has the God-given talent to be a superstar, and he has been a superstar, particularly with the Patriots," Johnson said. "That's about all I can say about him, other than I admire his skill and what he's accomplished during those years." The Jets have been rumored to be interested in Moss once the lockout is over.

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Free Agents
New York Giants impending free-agent WR Steve E. Smith said that he hopes to reach a contract agreement with the team once the lockout is over. The Giants placed a contract tender on Smith in case he is categorized as a restricted free agent.

Tight End

TE | Michael Hoomanawanui | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle) said that his ankles are feeling great and he is able to participate in the offseason workouts with his teammates. He said that he believes that the ankle injuries he suffered during the season were just bad luck and that he is working on strengthening his ankles.

Place Kicker

PK | Matt Stover | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, free-agent PK Matt Stover (Colts) announced his retirement Thursday, May 26.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Jared Gaither | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens likely will not spend big money on impending free-agent OT Jared Gaither this offseason if he is categorized as an unrestricted free agent becuase he missed the 2010 season due to a back injury.

Defensive Line

DL | Jason Babin | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns could show interest in Tennessee Titans impending free-agent DE Jason Babin once free agency begins.

DL | Ray Edwards | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agents
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen said he believes that impending free-agent DE Ray Edwards deserves a new contract but is not sure if the Vikings will be willing to give Edwards what he will be looking for. "Is Ray deserving of a big contract? I think he's deserving of a contract," Allen said. "So management will do what they feel is best for the team and Ray will do what he feels is best for himself in his career. And then you go from there. That's just the business side of things. You got one shot to make as much money as you can to retire off of. You can't blame the guy for trying to get everything he's worth, especially if there's guys who are making more money for him."


LB | Dhani Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent LB Dhani Jones may have to accept a backup job if he wants to re-sign with the team because the team may move LB Rey Maualuga to middle linebacker.

LB | Matt Roth | Cleveland Browns | Free Agents
Cleveland Browns impending free-agent LB Matt Roth could play left defensive end next season if he decides to re-sign with the Browns. Roth played outside linebacker when the team used a 3-4 defensive alignment but likely would be a defensive end the new 4-3 defensive alignment.

LB | Chris Chamberlain | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams LB Chris Chamberlain said the foot and wrist injuries he suffered during the season have completely healed. Chamberlain needed surgery on his foot injury but the wrist injury was able to heal on its own.

LB | Scott McKillop | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers LB Scott McKillop (knee) is expected to compete with LB Navorro Bowman for the primary backup spot at inside linebacker. McKillop is expected to be ready for training camp after suffering a knee injury last training camp.


CB | Leigh Bodden | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Leigh Bodden (shoulder) said his injured shoulder is now 100 percent and he is ready to play football again. "Yeah, physically, I'm firing on all cylinders. I can't wait to get out there," Bodden said. "Whenever everything is said and done, I'll be ready." Bodden suffered a torn rotator cuff during the preseason, forcing him to miss the entire 2010 season.

CB | Ike Taylor | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent CB Ike Taylor said he is not worried about his contract situation because he knows that he will be able to sign with a team after the lockout is over.

Strong Safety

SS | Roy L. Williams | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent SS Roy L. Williams this offseason.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (Achilles') is expected to train in Florida after completing rehabilitation of his Achilles' injury in California.

Free Safety

FS | Eric Weddle | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns could show interest in San Diego Chargers impending free-agent FS Eric Weddle once free agency begins.

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