Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 5, 2012 @ 10:15:17 PDT



QB | Jason Campbell | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets have discussed the possibility of pursuing Oakland Raiders impending free-agent QB Jason Campbell this offseason.

Running Back

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Transaction
Updating previous items, the Houston Texans signed RB Arian Foster to a five-year deal worth $43.5 million and includes a hard guarantee of $20.75 million, according to a league source. Foster will make $18 million this season and $30 million in first three years of deal, the source said.

Wide Receiver

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous item, the Buffalo Bills have signed impending free-agent WR Stevie Johnson to a five-year, $36.25 million deal that includes $19.5 million guaranteed and over $24 million in the contract's first three years, according to a league source.

WR | Vincent Jackson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots' top priority this offseason will be to address the wide receiver position, and San Diego Chargers impending free-agent WR Vincent Jackson could be at the top of their list.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
The New England Patriots are believed to be looking at wide receiver as their top priority this offseason and are expected to have interest in San Diego Chargers impending free-agent WR Vincent Jackson and Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace. The Patriots may decide against signing Jackson and Wallace because either could cost the team a first-round pick if Jackson receives the franchise tag from the Chargers. St. Louis Rams impending free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd may be a cheaper option for the team and would not cost any draft picks.

Tight End

TE | Scott Chandler | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills likely will not be interested in overpaying impending free-agent TE Scott Chandler this offseason and would rather find another tight end to play.

Place Kicker

PK | Josh Scobee | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agents
The agent for Jacksonville Jaguars franchise free-agent PK Josh Scobee said his client has no plans to sign the franchise tender the Jaguars used on him Monday, March 5.

PK | Matt Prater | Denver Broncos | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos will use their franchise tag on impending free-agent PK Matt Prater Monday, March 5.

PK | Connor Barth | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are ready to tag PK Connor Barth as their franchise player Monday, March 5, if they are not able to work out a long-term contract with him before the 4 p.m. ET deadline. Barth, who made $1.835 million last year, hit 26 of his 28 field goal attempts and made all 23 of his extra points last season. If he is franchised, he would be guaranteed almost $2.6 million for 2012.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Jared Gaither | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers and impending free-agent OT Jared Gaither are scheduled to talk this week, according to his agent, Kevin Pompey. The Chargers have indicated interest in having Gaither back, but no deal is imminent. "We're very happy that the Chargers have interest," Pompey said. "Jared's happy to be on track. He's happy to be in a good place. He put 2010 behind him."

OT | Frank Omiyale | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks are expected to host free-agent OT Frank Omiyale (Bears) Monday, March 5, according to a source.

OT | Levi J. Brown | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
Arizona Cardinals OT Levi J. Brown is likely to become an unrestricted free agent, as the team and Brown's representatives were unable to negotiate a new deal, according to a league source. Brown has one year left on his deal, but will count $17 million against the team's salary cap. Efforts to re-negotiate his contract haven't been fruitful, and the team would release Brown without a new deal.

OT | Demetrius Bell | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills may not be able to re-sign impending free-agent OT Demetrius Bell because there will not be a lot of offensive tackles available in free agency and he could find a starting job.


OG | Jeremy Zuttah | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday, March 5, that they have re-signed OG Jeremy Zuttah to a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Defensive Line

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have placed the franchise tag on impending free-agent DL Cliff Avril, according to a league source.

DL | Red Bryant | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks could now place the franchise tag on impending free-agent DL Red Bryant after the team agreed to a deal with RB Marshawn Lynch.

DL | Paul Soliai | Free Agent | Free Agents
David Canter, agent for Miami Dolphins impending free-agent DT Paul Soliai, said Soliai would like to re-sign with the Dolphins this offseason but it will be up to the team as to whether he will return. Canter said the Dolphins told him they will make an attempt to re-sign Soliai and believes that is still the case.

DL | Robert Mathis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts have had contract talks with impending free-agent DE Robert Mathis but have not made much progress. The team could place the franchise tag on Mathis if they are not able to reach a long-term agreement.


LB | Anthony Spencer | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have roughly $12.5 million in salary cap space, and could get to about $20 million by reworking a few current contracts. However, if impending free-agent LB Anthony Spencer gets the franchise tag as expected, an immediate $8.8 million would hit the cap.

LB | Keith Brooking | Free Agent | Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent LB Keith Brooking said the team has expressed interest in re-signing him. "I don't think Jerry Jones is a liar," Brooking joked. "I know Jason Garrett is not, but they could have said that just to make my agent feel better." Brooking would like to return to the team in 2012.

LB | Mario Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Houston Texans and impending free-agent LB Mario Williams have yet to engage in serious contract negotiations, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

LB | Paul Kruger | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens LB Paul Kruger could start at outside linebacker next season if the team is not able to re-sign impending free-agent LB Jarret Johnson.

Defensive Back

DB | D'Anton Lynn | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Penn State CB D'Anton Lynn (calf) is expected to sidelined for four to six weeks because of a torn calf muscle. Lynn worked out with the injury at the NFL Scouting Combine which caused him to run the 40-yard dash in 4.70 seconds. He initially suffered the injury during Penn State's bowl game and aggravated the injury preparing for the combine.


CB | Brent Grimes | Atlanta Falcons | Free Agents
Ben Dogra, agent for Atlanta Falcons franchise free-agent CB Brent Grimes, said Grimes has no plans of signing the franchise tender offer at this point. "We have no plans to sign the tag at this time," Dogra said. "We hope to be able to continue to discuss [through] all the issues at the appropriate time."

Free Safety

FS | Michael Griffin | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans unrestricted free-agent S Michael Griffin will likely be tagged as the team's franchise player. Griffin had 75 tackles, two interceptions and forced a fumble in 2011; he has been named to the Pro Bowl twice.

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