Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 16, 2012 @ 10:07:45 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Robert Griffin III | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns should attempt to move up to the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft to select Baylor QB Robert Griffin III, according to NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock. The Browns currently own the No. 4 pick in the draft. "As much as I like Colt McCoy, I still think they have to look to upgrade that position and I think they have to do whatever it takes to get there," said Mayock of grabbing Griffin. "If it's me, yeah, I'm looking at that real hard. I want to go get RG3."

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck) is reportedly making real progress in terms of his arm strength and he is not dealing with troubling bone spurs in his neck, as previously reported.

QB | Rex Grossman | Free Agent | Free Agents
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Rex Grossman said he would like to return to the team in 2012. "I definitely like the situation," Grossman said. "I like playing for a team that has that much history and tradition and a fan base that cares that much and a coaching staff that is determined to get this thing right and an offense that I feel like suits me."

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he has started his offseason workouts earlier than usual. Roethlisberger began training at the team's facility last week. He talked to head coach Mike Tomlin about where he is in his career and about the future. "When I talked to Mike, I said I don't know how much longer I have to play, no one does; it could be two years, three years, it could be eight years. Who knows?" Roethlisberger said. "I'm hoping that I'm just starting in my prime. I've already been working out with (Garrett Giemont), our strength coach, already. I've never worked out this early. It's not like high-intensity, out killing myself, but I'm working out, I want to come to camp lighter than I've ever come, in better shape, because as you get to a certain point, a certain age in this football thing, your body doesn't recover like it used to."

QB | Ryan Tannehill | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns could consider taking Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill during the 2012 NFL Draft if they do not draft Baylor QB Robert Griffin III because he is considered a fit for their West Coast offense.


Running Back

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Free Agent | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks traded a fourth-round pick and a conditional sixth-round pick to the Buffalo Bills for RB Marshawn Lynch back in 2010. Due to Lynch's performance in 2011, that sixth-round pick will now turn into a fifth-round pick for the Bills, costly the Seahawks slightly more.

RB | Jerome Messam | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have signed Canadian Football League RB Jerome Messam to a multi-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Fullback

FB | Mike Karney | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent FB Mike Karney (Rams) said via Twitter that strength coach Rock Gullickson and his assistant Adam Bailey were "cancers to the locker room." The coaches are holdovers from former head coach Steve Spagnuolo's staff and were retained by new head coach Jeff Fisher. Karney did not offer an explanation for his statements.


Wide Receiver

WR | Stevie Johnson | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills and representatives for impending free-agent WR Stevie Johnson have exchanged contract proposals and are expected to meet at next week's NFL Scouting Combine, according to a league source. The Bills submitted a proposal over a week ago and Johnson's agent, C.J. LaBoy, countered the team's offer Monday, Feb. 13, according to the source.

WR | Jason Hill | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents
The Denver Broncos signed free-agent WR Jason Hill (Jaguars) Wednesday, Feb. 15. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | Free Agent | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent WR Jerricho Cotchery said he does not think he could sign with the New York Jets this offseason because he did not think the coaches had confidence in him when he was with the team.

WR | Sam Hurd | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent Sam Hurd's (Bears) trial on drug possession charges as been delayed until Aug. 6.

WR | Randy Moss | Retired | Free Agents
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said it is too early to say if the team will have interest in free-agent WR Randy Moss (Titans) this offseason.

WR | Brandon Lloyd | Free Agent | Free Agents
St. Louis Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff said the team is interested in re-signing impending free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd this offseason.

WR | Eddie Royal | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins could show interest in Denver Broncos impending free-agent WR Eddie Royal this offseason because of his past experience with head coach Mike Shanahan.


Place Kicker

PK | Matt Prater | Free Agent | Free Agents
Denver Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway said Wednesday, Feb. 15, that the team would rather not use the franchise tag on PK Matt Prater. "We don't want to use it. We'd like to get a deal done," Elway said.

PK | Mike Nugent | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals could place the franchise tag on impending free-agent PK Mike Nugent this offseason.

PK | Josh Scobee | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars may consider placing the franchise tag on impending free-agent PK Josh Scobee this offseason.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Marcus McNeill | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers president Dean Spanos said the team has not made any decision about OT Marcus McNeill's (neck) future with the team and will discuss his situation in the upcoming weeks.

OT | Robert Turner | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys could show interest in New York Jets impending free-agent OL Robert Turner this offseason because he worked with Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan when both were with the Jets.


Guard

OG | C.J. Davis | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents
The Denver Broncos have signed free-agent OG C.J. Davis (Panthers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Defensive Line

DL | Jason Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said he envisions impending free-agent DL Jason Jones playing both defensive tackle and end if he returns to the team in 2012. "We're going to use him whatever way we think is best to win football games," Munchak said. "Obviously, if we felt leaving him at defensive tackle for every snap was the way to go, we would have done that. We didn't do that. So now it's just a matter of us having the right mix and having him feel good about it."

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DT Casey Hampton (knee) could start next season on the Physically Unable to Perform list because he suffered his knee injury in the Wild Card playoff game.

DL | Calais Campbell | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys could show interest in Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent DE Calais Campbell if he becomes available this offseason.

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Free Agent | Free Agents
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said the team likely will not be interested in free-agent DT Albert Haynesworth (Buccaneers) this offseason.

DL | Sione Pouha | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets see re-signing impending free-agent DL Sione Pouha as one of their top priorities this offseason.


Linebacker

LB | Jamar Chaney | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Jamar Chaney (neck) said he has been working out and lifting weights and expects to be 100 percent by the early part of March. He expects to take part in the offseason workouts and the team's minicamp.

LB | Keith Brooking | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent LBs Bradie James and Keith Brooking this offseason.

LB | Bradie James | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent LBs Bradie James and Keith Brooking this offseason.

LB | David Hawthorne | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears could show interest in Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent LB David Hawthorne because his ability to play all three linebacker positions in a 4-3 defensive alignment.

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears could show interest in free-agent LB Lofa Tatupu (Seahawks) this offseason.

LB | Mario Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Houston Texans would be offering impending free-agent LB Mario Williams a one-year deal worth $21.99 million if they placed the franchise tag on him this offseason.


Cornerback

CB | Cortland Finnegan | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent CB Cortland Finnegan because they likely will not want to sign him to what he is looking for in terms of salary.


Strong Safety

SS | Mark Barron | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Alabama SS Mark Barron could be a possibility for the Dallas Cowboys with the No. 14 pick in the NFL Draft. The Cowboys do need to address their secondary and offensive line this offseason.

SS | Tyvon Branch | Free Agent | Free Agents
Oakland Raiders impending free-agent SS Tyvon Branch has recorded three consecutive seasons with 100-plus tackles; however, he has just three interceptions and three forced fumbles in 56 career games.

SS | Chad Jones | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Chad Jones (leg) plans on attending the team's offseason workout so he can rehab his injured leg at the team facility. He has not been able to pass a team physical yet but hopes to do so he can play next season.

SS | Jim Leonhard | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
New York Jets impending free-agent SS Jim Leonhard (knee) may be limited at the start of training camp because of his injured knee. The team may be interested in re-signing him but it would be a minimum contract.


Free Safety

FS | Reggie Nelson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals are believed to see re-signing impending free-agent FS Reggie Nelson as a high priority this offseason. The team could also consider placing the franchise tag on Nelson.

FS | LaRon Landry | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots may consider pursuing Washington Redskins impending free-agent FS LaRon Landry this offseason.

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