Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 1, 2011 @ 00:12:11 PDT



QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian said the team is not worried about QB Peyton Manning's (neck) second neck surgery earlier this offseason. "We've got little or no worry,'' said Polian. "This was just a minor procedure to relieve a little pressure on the nerve [in Manning's neck]. I told them [Colts officials] to call me if there were any further problems, and no one's called.''

QB | Colin Kaepernick | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (leg) is not fully recovered from his leg surgery but did participated in a workout Tuesday, May 31. Kaepernick took some warmup throws and made some passes at the beginning of the workout but allowed QBs Alex Smith and David Carr to take most of the throws during the workout.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker joined 14 other team members for a workout Tuesday, May 31, but Locker did not throw during the workout.

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson said the team should get rid of QB Carson Palmer if he does not want to play for the team this year because his actions are "detrimental to the team."

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Several NFL players have been working out at the IMG Madden Football Academy during the lockout, including Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman, St. Louis Rams OT Rodger Saffold and Arizona Cardinals CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb joined the team for their informal workouts last week. It is still unknown if the team will be able to trade Kolb before the start of the season. He is keeping a positive attitude despite the uncertainty of where he will be when the lockout ends.

Running Back

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions RBs Jahvid Best and Mikel Leshoure are expected to split the carries next season.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy said he is a little heavier than he wants to be because he is not taking part in a normal offseason because of the lockout. "I'm a couple pounds heavier than I want to be. It's one of those things where you work out every day, but it's not the same. [Normally you would have] teammates pushing you, guys you got to war with out on the field, day in and day out, for practices and camp, and games. It isn't quite the same. I think everybody is affected a little bit. I'm still in good shape, but I was fatigued a little bit," McCoy said.

RB | Cadillac Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams, who will be a free agent when the lockout ends, said he wants to return to the team. "Tampa is a very special place for me," Williams said. "This is the team that drafted me. It's a team that has been through the good times and bad times with me. At the lowest point of my career, the organization was definitely behind me." Head coach Raheem Morris would also like Williams back with the club.

Wide Receiver

WR | Earl Bennett | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz said the team will look to get WR Earl Bennett more involved in the offense next season. "We didn't throw it to him enough," Martz said. "That will be remedied. He will figure in a much larger role than he did last year. He came to us late. He was injured. I wasn't really sure where he was with all the stuff. But he established himself as a guy who needs to get a lot more balls than he did. He's extremely reliable. I know Jay feels comfortable with him in the slot doing some of those things,. But he should be able to play outside for us as well."

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Steve E. Smith and C Shaun O'Hara have been discussing organizing team workouts in the wake of the lockout. "We are trying to get everybody on the same page to maybe have something later on (in June) or early in July to get some team workouts," DL Justin Tuck said. "But it is all about timing. When we do it, we want to do it right. We don't want to just do it because everybody else is doing it."


CB | Carlos Rogers | Washington Redskins | Free Agents
Washington Redskins CB Kevin Barnes said he believes that he can start at cornerback next season if impending free-agent CB Carlos Rogers signs with another team. Barnes was used primarily at safety this season but will see most of his time at cornerback in 2011.

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