Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 13, 2012 @ 10:54:20 PDT


Running Back

RB | Kevin Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents
Detroit Lions impending free-agent RB Kevin Smith said he is committed to returning next season. "Every interview I've done, even though I'm a free agent, I've referred to (Detroit) and me as 'us,'" Smith said. "I'm on the Lions roster in my opinion until I'm not."

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno's (knee) future in the Mile High City is murky after he lost his starting job in September, tore an anterior cruciate ligament in mid-November, and was arrested for drunk driving Feb. 1.

RB | Cadillac Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
St. Louis Rams impending free-agent RB Cadillac Williams said he believes he has a lot left in the tank and hopes his game film will interest some teams.

Wide Receiver

WR | Randy Moss | Retired | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints could show interest in free-agent WR Randy Moss (Patriots) this offseason if they lose impending free-agent WR Marques Colston in free agency.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The best thing for the Philadelphia Eagles and impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson would be to trade him after he receives the franchise tag. The Eagles may not want to pay No. 1 receiver money for a player who just finished 47th in the league in catches and 23rd in receiving yards and really didn't help on punt returns the way he used to either. The Eagles would likely receive a lot in return for Jackson. Meanwhile, the best remaining way for Jackson to get the best possible contract is to get it from another team, as the Eagles are not likely to pay what Jackson is looking for.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Free Agent | Free Agents
Former NFL LB Willie McGinest said Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent WR Reggie Wayne told him he would be open to signing with the New England Patriots this offseason.

WR | Leonard Hankerson | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (hip) could be ready for offseason workouts as long as he does not need to undergo surgery on his hip. He has been rehabbing the injury after elected not to undergo surgery but it is not known if surgery has been ruled out.

WR | Brandon Lloyd | Free Agent | Free Agents
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has not indicated if he would be interested in re-signing impending free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd this offseason.

Tight End

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Free Agent | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent TE Jeremy Shockey could be looking for a deal that pays him close to the $4 million he made last season. At 32 years of age, the Panthers may shy away from paying Shockey that kind of money.

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (finger, knee) is expected to be ready to participate in offseason workouts. Cooley said he would have played near the end of this season if he was not on Injured Reserve.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Marcus McNeill | San Diego Chargers | Injury
The Atlanta Falcons could show interest in San Diego Chargers OT Marcus McNeill (neck) if he is released this offseason.

Defensive Line

DL | Tommie Harris | Free Agent | Free Agents
San Diego Chargers impending free-agent DL Tommie Harris' wife, Ashley Harris, died Sunday, Feb. 12, after suffering a stroke or brain aneurysm two days earlier. Harris was 29. KFFL extends our condolences to her family and friends.

DL | Fletcher Cox | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Denver Broncos haven't picked a first-round defensive tackle since former DL Trevor Pryce in 1997. However, that might change this season, and Michigan State DL Jerel Worthy, Mississippi State DL Fletcher Cox and Clemson DL Brandon Thompson might all be options.

DL | Brodrick Bunkley | Free Agent | Free Agents
Denver Broncos DLs Brodrick Bunkley and Marcus Thomas are both set to become unrestricted free agents March 13, but each is interested in possibly re-signing. However, new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio might be interested in seeking upgrades, as the duo struggled against the pass.

DL | Jarvis Jenkins | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DL Jarvis Jenkins (knee) is expected to be ready to participate in offseason workouts.

DL | Chris Baker | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DT Chris Baker (quadriceps) is expected to be ready for offseason workouts after suffering a quadriceps injury during the season.


LB | Anthony Spencer | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys may decide to place the franchise tag on impending free-agent LB Anthony Spencer because the free-agent linebacker market does not have many experienced outside linebackers that play in the 3-4 defensive alignment. Spencer would receive a one-year deal worth around $8.8 million if he received the tag and signed the tender.

LB | Nate Irving | Denver Broncos | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos might turn over the starting middle linebacker job to LB Nate Irving in 2012, but it depends on whether or not they re-sign LB Joe Mays, an impending free-agent. The team likes Irving's presence and potential, but he was hurt by the lockout and lack of organized team activities last offseason.

LB | Brendon Ayanbadejo | Free Agent | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent LB Brendon Ayanbadejo said he hopes to re-sign with the team this offseason but will not give them a discount. Ayanbadejo said it will not take the Ravens a lot to re-sign him.

LB | Dan Connor | Free Agent | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent LB Dan Connor is not expected to re-sign with the Panthers this offseason because he is expected to look for a starting job with another team.

LB | Antwan Applewhite | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers are expected to show interest in re-sign impending free-agent DE Antwan Applewhite this offseason because he has the ability to play either defensive end or linebacker and likely will not be very expensive to bring back.


CB | Cortland Finnegan | Free Agent | Free Agents
Tennessee Titans impending free-agent CB Cortland Finnegan is likely seeking a deal for at least $10 million per year for five or six years, according to a league source.

Strong Safety

SS | Chris Harris | Free Agent | Free Agents
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox might look to add secondary help in the offseason, and free-agent SS Chris Harris (Lions) might fit the bill. Fox coached Harris during his time with the Carolina Panthers. Impending free-agent SS Dwight Lowery (Jaguars) might also be an option.

SS | Brian Dawkins | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
It is uncertain if the Denver Broncos will re-sign SS Brian Dawkins (neck), who is set to become an unrestricted free agent March 13. He missed four of the team's final five games due to a neck injury. The team wants him back, but he has lost a step on defense and the price likely has to be right. Dawkins might also elect to retire.

Free Safety

FS | LaRon Landry | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs could show interest in Washington Redskins impending free-agent FS LaRon Landry because he has the ability to start if needed. The team likely would look for the right deal with Landry because of his injury history.

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