Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 12, 2012 @ 09:55:52 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Alex Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent QB Alex Smith said reports of his demand for a five-year contract are "completely false," and that he's happy with the three-year deal offered by the team. Smith said his agent and the 49ers are working out the details and that he expects to sign a new contract with San Francisco.

QB | Peyton Manning | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos are now considered the favorites to sign free-agent QB Peyton Manning (Colts).

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Draft
The Cleveland Browns could pursue Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb after losing out on the possibility to select Baylor QB Robert Griffin III in the NFL Draft. General manager Tom Heckert drafted Kolb with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007 and thinks he can still be a successful NFL quarterback. "I still think Kevin is going to be a good player," Heckert said. "Time will tell on that. He hasn't really played a whole lot. Even last year he was hurt."

QB | Shaun Hill | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have been working on a deal to re-sign impending free-agent QB Shaun Hill for a third season. Chances are considered good that Hill returns. If not, the team will try to re-sign No. 3 QB Drew Stanton, also an impending free agent.

QB | Drew Stanton | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have been working on a deal to re-sign impending free-agent QB Shaun Hill for a third season. Chances are considered good that Hill returns. If not, the team will try to re-sign No. 3 QB Drew Stanton, also an impending free agent.

QB | Chase Daniel | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints are expected to re-sign restricted free-agent QB Chase Daniel even if they do not tender him a contract. Daniel is expected to be the team's No. 2 quarterback next season.

QB | Ryan Tannehill | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns have interest in Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill but likely would not be interested in taking him with the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The team could look to trade down and take Tannehill later in the first round.


Running Back

RB | Trent Richardson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings could potentially trade the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft as there does appear to be interest in the selection. Alabama RB Trent Richardson, Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon or Louisiana State CB Morris Claiborne could be players some teams would move up in the draft to select.

RB | Peyton Hillis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns likely will offer impending free-agent RB Peyton Hillis an incentive-laden contract this offseason but will allow Hillis to test free agency.

RB | Joseph Addai | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Joseph Addai (Colts) may sign with the team that adds free-agent QB Peyton Manning (Colts) because his ability to pass block.


Fullback

FB | Jacob Hester | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers are expected to re-sign impending free-agent FB Jacob Hester at some point this offseason.


Wide Receiver

WR | Vincent Jackson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the inside track to land San Diego Chargers impending free-agent WR Vincent Jackson, according to a league source.

WR | Justin Blackmon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings could potentially trade the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft as there does appear to be interest in the selection. Alabama RB Trent Richardson, Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon or Louisiana State CB Morris Claiborne could be players some teams would move up in the draft to select.

WR | Randy Moss | Retired | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh will be throwing passes to free-agent WR Randy Moss (Titans) during his workout for the team Monday, March 12.

WR | Brandon Lloyd | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New England Patriots are expected to pursue St. Louis Rams impending free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd, and the chances are greater than pursuing Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New England Patriots are expected to pursue St. Louis Rams impending free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd, and the chances are greater than pursuing Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts have informed impending free-agent WR Anthony Gonzalez that they will not be offering him a contract.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Free Agent | Free Agents
Brad Cicala, agent for Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent WR Pierre Garcon, said he is still talking to the Colts about a new contract but is looking forward to Garcon hitting the free-agent market.

WR | Joshua Morgan | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers are making a big push to re-sign impending free-agent WR Joshua Morgan.

WR | Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WRs Devery Henderson and Adrian Arrington could receive bigger roles in the offense next season if they are not able to re-sign impending free-agent WRs Marques Colston and Robert Meachem.

WR | Adrian Arrington | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WRs Devery Henderson and Adrian Arrington could receive bigger roles in the offense next season if they are not able to re-sign impending free-agent WRs Marques Colston and Robert Meachem.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals have internally discussed the possibility of signing Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent WR Reggie Wayne this offseason.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jeff Backus | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions might be able to bring back impending free-agent OT Jeff Backus to a short-term deal.

OT | Anthony Collins | Free Agent | Free Agents
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent OT Anthony Collins and DT Pat Sims are expected to test free agency to see if they can get a starting job.


Guard

OG | Ben Grubbs | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens have made what both sides have acknowledged was a substantial offer to impending free-agent OG Ben Grubbs to convince him to eschew free agency and remain in Baltimore. All indications are that there isn't much leeway to expand on the offer.

OG | Steve Hutchinson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans could pursue free-agent OG Steve Hutchinson (Vikings) this offseason.


Defensive Line

DL | Sione Pouha | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets have re-signed impending free-agent DL Sione Pouha to a three-year deal, according to a source. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Pat Sims | Free Agent | Free Agents
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent OT Anthony Collins and DT Pat Sims are expected to test free agency to see if they can get a starting job.

DL | Jonathan Fanene | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals believe re-signing impending free-agents DEs Frostee Rucker and Jonathan Fanene as well as FS Reggie Nelson are priorities this offseason.

DL | Frostee Rucker | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals believe re-signing impending free-agents DEs Frostee Rucker and Jonathan Fanene as well as FS Reggie Nelson are priorities this offseason.

DL | Cory Redding | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts are expected to pursue Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent DE Cory Redding and LB Jarret Johnson if they are able to afford the price because they would add veteran presence.

DL | Luis A. Castillo | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers may consider pursuing free-agent DE Luis A. Castillo (Chargers) this offseason.

DL | Red Bryant | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks are willing to give impending free-agent DE Red Bryant a contract similar to the one they gave DE Brandon Mebane last offseason. Mebane signed a five-year deal worth $25 million with $9 million guaranteed.


Linebacker

LB | Mario Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
With the start of free agency on the horizon, it isn't yet a foregone conclusion Houston Texans impending free-agent LB Mario Williams will leave the team. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Texans still have a 50-50 chance of retaining Williams.

LB | Kamerion Wimbley | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
The New England Patriots are not expected to pursue Oakland Raiders LB Kamerion Wimbley if he is released.

LB | Ashlee Palmer | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions did not tender restricted free agent LB Ashlee Palmer a contract for salary-cap reasons, but he might return.

LB | David Hawthorne | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions might look into Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent LB David Hawthorne.

LB | Jarret Johnson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts are expected to pursue Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent DE Cory Redding and LB Jarret Johnson if they are able to afford the price because they would add veteran presence.


Cornerback

CB | Morris Claiborne | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings could potentially trade the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft as there does appear to be interest in the selection. Alabama RB Trent Richardson, Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon or Louisiana State CB Morris Claiborne could be players some teams would move up in the draft to select.

CB | Richard Marshall | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions might pursue Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent CB Richard Marshall, who might hit the open market Tuesday, March 13.

CB | Eric Wright | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions are hopeful of re-signing impending free-agent CB Eric Wright, and they have been in regular contact with his agent.

CB | Cortland Finnegan | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions are expected to show interest in Tennessee Titans impending free-agent CB Cortland Finnegan this offseason but he likely will be too expensive for the team to sign.


Strong Safety

SS | Haruki Nakamura | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent SS Haruki Nakamura said he is willing to return to the team but would like to test the free-agent market to see if he could get a starting job.


Free Safety

FS | Reggie Nelson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals and impending free-agent FS Reggie Nelson's agent are expected to talk Monday, March 12. There is a slight chance they might agree to an extension but it is likely Nelson will hit the open market.

FS | LaRon Landry | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles might show an interest in Washington Redskins impending free-agent FS LaRon Landry (Achilles') if he hits the open market Tuesday, March 13.

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