Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 27, 2012 @ 10:56:49 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Robert Griffin III | NFL Draft Prospect | Fantasy
The Indianapolis Colts will not bring in Baylor QB Robert Griffin III for a workout before the 2012 NFL Draft. "Circumstances didn't allow us to do anything private with him (Griffin) so we did the usual pro day," general manager Ryan Grigson. "We did the best we could with that situation. We do have a private workout that we're scheduling with Andrew in the future."

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
The New York Jets' plan is for backup QB Tim Tebow to see anywhere up to 20 snaps per game next season. "For us, I am worried about football. We feel Tim brings something to our football team that will add to our team. He's not just a backup player, but the things he can do ... because of his unique skill set," head coach Rex Ryan said.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
The New York Jets did not consult with QB Mark Sanchez before agreeing to trade for QB Tim Tebow as the backup. "Mark's job is to play quarterback, not be the general manager," head coach Rex Ryan said.


Running Back

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Transaction
The Detroit Lions re-signed RB Kevin Smith to a one-year deal.

RB | Cedric Benson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert did not rule out the possibility of signing free-agent RB Cedric Benson (Bengals) at some point during the offseason.


Fullback

FB | Lousaka Polite | Free Agent | Transaction
The New England Patriots have released FB Lousaka Polite.

FB | Tony Fiammetta | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with free-agent FB Tony Fiammetta (Cowboys). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Torrey Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith said he wants to surpass the 1,000-yard mark this season. He has been working out at the team's facilities this offseason and wants to improve his mechanics and become a more consistent wide receiver.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (knee) said the knee he injured during the playoff is feeling good and expects to be ready for offseason workouts as long as he does not have any setbacks.

WR | Steve E. Smith | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have signed free-agent WR Steve E. Smith (Eagles) to a one-year deal and free-agent TE Matthew Mulligan (Jets) to a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | Free Agent | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team has been in contact with the agent for free-agent WR Jerricho Cotchery (Steelers) and hope to re-sign him this offseason.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Demetrius Bell | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers are scheduled to meet with free-agent OT Demetrius Bell (Bills) later this week.

OT | Tom Compton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings are scheduled to meet with South Dakota State OT Tom Compton before the 2012 NFL Draft.


Guard

OG | Jake Scott | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins are in contract negotiations with free-agent OG Jake Scott (Titans).


Defensive Line

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand said the team has been working on trying to sign franchise free-agent DE Cliff Avril to a long-term contract but they have also been working on other things this offseason. Avril is not expected to sign his franchise tender before the start of offseason workouts and may miss the team's minicamp.

DL | Antonio Garay | Free Agent | Free Agents
Drew Rosenhaus, agent for free-agent DT Antonio Garay (Chargers), said Garay is weighing his options and could take some visits to teams next week. The San Diego Chargers have made an offer to Garay but he is in no rush to sign.


Defensive End

DE | Whitney Mercilus | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with University of Illinois DE Whitney Mercilus Sunday, April 1.


Linebacker

LB | Reggie Walker | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed free-agent LS Mike Leach to a three-year deal and LB Reggie Walker to a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

LB | James Farrior | Free Agent | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team is not ruling out the possibility of re-signing free-agent LB James Farrior but indicated the team is ready to move on without him.


Cornerback

CB | Morris Claiborne | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said the team would not rule out taking Louisiana State CB Morris Claiborne in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft even though they have needs on offense.

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