Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 3, 2011 @ 06:02:13 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Kyle Orton | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Denver Broncos will not trade QB Kyle Orton and he will be the starting quarterback this season.

QB | Marc Bulger | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent QB Marc Bulger (Ravens) has said he is retiring. Bulger, who went to two Pro Bowls during his career, spent 11 seasons in the NFL.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has gained 10 pounds of muscle, and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron feels it is beneficial. "Joe has come back in great shape," Cameron said. "He has put on 10 pounds, which was his choice, and you really can't notice it, other than seeing added strength. He is in tremendous shape."

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb and WR Larry Fitzgerald have developed an off-the-field relationship, and now they are trying to build an on-field rapport, too. The two sit near each other during team meetings and pick each other's brains. Kolb said he is already at the point that he expects Fitzgerald to come down with every pass sent his direction.

QB | Rex Grossman | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins re-signed QB Rex Grossman to a one-year deal Tuesday, Aug. 2, and he will compete for the starting quarterback job with QB John Beck. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

QB | John Beck | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins re-signed QB Rex Grossman to a one-year deal Tuesday, Aug. 2, and he will compete for the starting quarterback job with QB John Beck. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

QB | Derek Anderson | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers officially agreed to terms with free-agent QB Derek Anderson (Cardinals) Tuesday, Aug. 2. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Running Back

RB | Cadillac Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the St. Louis Rams hope to agree with a contract with free-agent RB Cadillac Williams (Buccaneers).

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Ryan Torain (hand) will need to undergo X-rays on his hand after injuring it during practice Wednesday, Aug. 3.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ronnie Brown is unlikely to see more than a handful of touches or snaps per game provided RB LeSean McCoy stays healthy this year. Brown projects to be the team's top backup behind McCoy, but playing time may be slim. RB Jerome Harrison, McCoy's backup last year, had just 19 carries in Weeks 9 to 15 last season. Considered a solid blocker, Brown could be used at times in pass protection. He may not unseat McCoy in short-yardage situations, an area that McCoy converted eight of 10 3rd-and-3 opportunities a year ago.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore took part in his first training camp practice of the year Tuesday, Aug. 2.

RB | Jerious Norwood | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have reached a one-year deal with free-agent RB Jerious Norwood (Falcons). Financial terms were not disclosed.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte expects to announce a contract extension with the team soon.

RB | Bernard Scott | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis blamed himself for not finding RB Bernard Scott more touches last season.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) and DL Aaron Kampman (knee) have both been limited in training camp so far. Also, OL Guy Whimper has been riding a bike on the sidelines.


Fullback

FB | Lawrence Vickers | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Houston Texans have agreed to terms with free-agent FB Lawrence Vickers (Browns) on a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

FB | Mike Karney | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks will visit with free-agent FB Mike Karney (Rams).


Wide Receiver

WR | Malcom Floyd | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Malcom Floyd (Chargers) is receiving interest from the Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (knee), who had offseason microfracture surgery on his knee, said he is moving around pretty well and his body feels good. He said the biggest thing he needs to do now is regain his timing with QB Drew Brees, which he noted will come with the reps of training camp. "I'm feeling really good about where I'm at right now," Colston said.

WR | James Hardy | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR James Hardy (hamstring) was missing at practice Tuesday, Aug. 2, due to tightness in his hamstring. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said that Hardy has some "hamstring tightness, maybe some hamstring weakness."

WR | Torrey Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (groin) and WR Torrey Smith (hamstring) were unable to practice Tuesday, Aug. 2. Jimmy Smith tweeted that his injury is a minor one, while Torrey Smith said he will return to practice soon.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he is going to wait for team doctors to clear WR Andre Johnson (finger) before they allow him to return to the field. Johnson suffered a dislocated finger Tuesday, Aug. 2. Johnson said the injury isn't a big deal. "It's just a finger. I played with a bum ankle. I don't think a finger is going to keep me out. I'm fine. I'm just letting it heal up, and I'll be right back out here," Johnson said.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb and WR Larry Fitzgerald have developed an off-the-field relationship, and now they are trying to build an on-field rapport, too. The two sit near each other during team meetings and pick each other's brains. Kolb said he is already at the point that he expects Fitzgerald to come down with every pass sent his direction.

WR | Maurice Stovall | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions signed free-agent WR Maurice Stovall (Buccaneers) to a one-year deal Tuesday, Aug. 2, and released WR Jared Jenkins. Financial terms of Stovall's deal were not disclosed.

WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers rookie WR Randall Cobb looked very sharp Monday, Aug. 1, stealing the show in training camp. He ran smooth routes and made tough catches. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Cobb has a good understanding so far of what they have asked of him, but noted Cobb needs to work with the quarterbacks for timing and spacing on routes. McCarthy also noted Cobb is everything physically the team thought he would be. Opportunities for Cobb in his rookie year may be limited with the Packers re-signing WR James Jones.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has had a productive yet quiet training camp so far, and it appears that he is more relaxed in his second year. "I don't feel like I'm teaching Dez," WR Miles Austin said. "I'm just trying to be a good teammate and I'm trying to lead through my actions and not my words and trying to go in and work hard every day and hopefully the younger guys see that. I'm not barking at people that's not my style. I try to lead by actions instead of words." Bryant said is not having any issues with the playbook, which has been a problem for him in the past.

WR | Michael Clayton | New York Giants | Transaction
The New York Giants agreed to terms to re-sign WR Michael Clayton Tuesday, Aug. 2. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (illness) has reported to camp, but the team did not have practice Tuesday, Aug. 2. Maclin missed the team's first five days of work with an undisclosed illness. He reportedly caught mononucleosis before training camp, but the team has not indicated if his absence was related to that.

WR | Julio Jones | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons rookie WR Julio Jones is impressing teammates during the start of training camp. "This kid Julio Jones is the real deal. He's the best incoming receiver I've ever played with. Come to think of it, it's not even close," teammate TE Tony Gonzalez tweeted.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith broke up a fight between RB Mike Goodson and SS Michael Greco during practice Tuesday, Aug. 2. Greco was signed over the weekend after playing for the Green Bay Packers last year.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Arizona Cardinals are interested in signing free-agent WR Braylon Edwards (Jets), after WR Steve Breaston left to the Kansas City Chiefs. The market for Edwards has been soft, which means he could come cheaper than expected.


Tight End

TE | John Carlson | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks addition of TE Zach Miller could send TE John Carlson to a backup role if the Seahawks opt to keep him. The team could decide to trade him.

TE | Desmond Clark | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Chicago Bears TE Desmond Clark re-signed with the team on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not available.


Place Kicker

PK | Jeff Reed | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent PK Jeff Reed (49ers) worked out for the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday, Aug. 2.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Bryant McKinnie (Vikings) was released by the Minnesota Vikings because he reported to training camp at close to 400 pounds. Indications are McKinnie did not refuse to restructure his contract but the team decided to release him.

OT | Alex Barron | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with free-agent OTs Alex Barron (Cowboys) and George Foster (Browns). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

OT | Gosder Cherilus | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions RB Maurice Morris (hand), WR Titus Young (leg), TE Richard Dickson (undisclosed), OT Gosder Cherilus (knee) and CB Jack Williams (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 3.

OT | Ryan Harris | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles signed free-agent OT Ryan Harris (Broncos) to a one-year deal Tuesday, Aug. 2. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OT | Stephon Heyer | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have signed free-agent OT Stephon Heyer (Redskins). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OT | Anthony Castonzo | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts signed first-round draft pick OL Anthony Castonzo to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Aug. 2.

OT | Adam Koets | New York Giants | Injury, Transaction
The New York Giants placed C Adam Koets (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list with knee tendonitis.


Guard

OG | Justin Smiley | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have signed free-agent OG Justin Smiley (Jaguars) and re-signed free-agent OT Seth Wand and C Samson Satele. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

OG | Max Jean-Gilles | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals signed free-agent OG Max Jean-Gilles (Eagles) to a one-year deal worth $1.15 million Tuesday, Aug. 2. Offensive line coach Paul Alexander said Jean-Gilles might play both right and left guard.


Offensive Line

OL | Ben Grubbs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OL Ben Grubbs (ankle) has been able to practice for the past few days without indicent after passing his physical, although he is battling some soreness. "The things I'm experiencing right now, it's expected," Grubbs said. "I'm not really worked about it. Right now, you expect the soreness."

OL | Guy Whimper | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) and DL Aaron Kampman (knee) have both been limited in training camp so far. Also, OL Guy Whimper has been riding a bike on the sidelines.


Defensive Line

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (foot) is expected to meet with Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte to have his injured foot examined.

DL | Mike Patterson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DT Mike Patterson (undisclosed) was taken off of the practice field on a backboard and to an ambulance Wednesday, Aug. 3.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens might be interested in acquiring New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora via trade, but the Giants are asking for a first-round draft pick in exchange.

DL | Ty Warren | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents
The Denver Broncos signed free-agent DL Ty Warren (Patriots) to a two-year, $10 million deal Tuesday, Aug. 2. The deal includes $2.5 million in guaranteed money.

DL | Tommie Harris | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free-agent DT Tommie Harris (Bears) Tuesday, Aug. 2. Financial terms of the contract weren't disclosed.

DL | Phil Taylor | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal with first-round draft pick DL Phil Taylor Tuesday, Aug. 2.

DL | Aubrayo Franklin | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms to sign free-agent DT Aubrayo Franklin (49ers) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not available.

DL | Gabe Watson | New York Giants | Transaction
The New York Giants signed free-agent DL Gabe Watson (Cardinals) to an undisclosed contract Tuesday, Aug. 2.

DL | Aaron Kampman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) and DL Aaron Kampman (knee) have both been limited in training camp so far. Also, OL Guy Whimper has been riding a bike on the sidelines.


Linebacker

LB | Ben Leber | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks have talked with free-agent LB Ben Leber (Vikings).

LB | Zack Follett | Free Agent | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have released LB Zack Follett.

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears have expressed interest in free-agent LB Lofa Tatupu (Seahawks) and Tatupu has indicated that he is interested in joining the team.

LB | Sergio Kindle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano said Tuesday, Aug. 2, that he is pleased with the progress of LB Sergio Kindle (head). "I can tell you that he's picking things up," Pagano said. "He has not shied away from any contact. There has not been one time."

LB | David Harris | New York Jets | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets signed LB David Harris to a four-year, $36 million deal Tuesday, Aug. 2. The deal includes $29.5 guaranteed money.

LB | Matt Roth | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots worked out free-agent LB Matt Roth (Browns) and C Chris Morris (Panthers) Tuesday, Aug. 2.

LB | Brady Poppinga | Free Agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams are still interested in free-agent LB Brady Poppinga (Packers). He visited with the team recently.

LB | Brian Cushing | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee) has sat out of team drills the past two days while he recovers from offseason knee surgery. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Cushing is "a few days away" from returning to full action.

LB | Ernie Sims | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday, Aug. 2, that they have signed free-agent LB Ernie Sims (Eagles) to an undisclosed deal.


Cornerback

CB | Carlos Rogers | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers have signed free-agent CB Carlos Rogers (Redskins) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

CB | Jabari Greer | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints CB Jabari Greer (shoulder) had offseason surgery to fix his ailing shoulder. He noted he is feeling like a "brand-old man" during training camp. He noted he's a year older, smarter and working harder every year.

CB | Fabian Washington | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent CB Fabian Washington (Ravens). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CB | Domonique Foxworth | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Domonique Foxworth (knee) complained of soreness in his surgically repaired knee, and he did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 2.

CB | Jimmy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (groin) and WR Torrey Smith (hamstring) were unable to practice Tuesday, Aug. 2. Jimmy Smith tweeted that his injury is a minor one, while Torrey Smith said he will return to practice soon.

CB | Phillip Buchanon | Washington Redskins | Transaction
Washington Redskins CB Phillip Buchanon will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. The suspension was issued "a while back" from the NFL offices.


Strong Safety

SS | Gerald Sensabaugh | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with free-agent SS Gerald Sensabaugh (Cowboys). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

SS | Jarrad Page | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms with free-agent SS Jarrad Page (Patriots) on a one-year contract Tuesday, Aug. 2.


Free Safety

FS | Cody Grimm | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Cody Grimm is working as the team's starting free safety and likely will continue to do so.

FS | Dashon Goldson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent S Dashon Goldson (49ers) did not sound happy the San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent S Madieu Williams. Goldson said he is going to keep an open mind regarding free agency and wouldn't mind taking his services to another team, possibly the Dallas Cowboys. Entering the free-agent signing period, Goldson was believed to be a priority re-signing for the 49ers.

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