Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 4, 2012 @ 09:37:12 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Dennis Dixon | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB Dennis Dixon (Steelers) is scheduled to throw to free-agent WR Jerricho Cotchery (Steelers) during Cotchery's workout for the St. Louis Rams Wednesday, April 4.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick is comfortable in his role as the starting quarterback, and he wasn't phased by the team's tire-kicking on Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning earlier this offseason. "We talked about it," said Vick about a meeting with head coach Andy Reid. "He just asked me if I'd heard about it, and I told him no, because I hadn't at the time. I told him, 'Coach, it don't matter. I don't care. I'm one of the best in the league.' That's where I stand. I know that. We all know that, and that's just what it is."

QB | Andrew Luck | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins won't request a private workout with Stanford QB Andrew Luck because they feel they saw enough at his Pro Day workout.

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller thinks QB Tim Tebow will push QB Mark Sanchez, and the competition will be friendly and productive. "He's not coming in just thinking, 'OK, I'm the backup quarterback,'" Keller said. "Every quarterback wants to go in - or every position - and wants to be a starter. He's definitely going to push Mark (Sanchez), so I think it's going to be friendly competition there." Keller is confident that Sanchez won't crack under the pressure of Tebow being in town.


Running Back

RB | Doug Martin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Boise State RB Doug Martin has already met with the St. Louis Rams.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) started running on land last week, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. "He asked, 'How fast should I go?' We're trying to judge movement and he wants to run a 4.3 40," Frazier said. "He has to let that graft continue to heal. And he understands there's a time frame he's working within. So far so good."

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens franchise free-agent RB Ray Rice hopes to be able to work out in the team's offseason program that starts April 16, but he has yet to sign his $7.7 million franchise tender. "I think progress is being made," Rice said. "It's one of those things. I didn't set the bar for what running backs get. Obviously, they got what they deserved. I played my contract out. I took the franchise tag. What it's going to do is buy time, and hopefully we come out with a number that's fair to both sides. But at the same time, the number was set. It wasn't set by me."

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) said he is feeling good but expects to miss organized team activities and minicamps as he recovers from a foot injection. He had bone marrow taken from his hip and injected into his foot to help it heal faster. Normal recovery time is three months, but he expects to be full go in training camp. "I probably can (run now) but I am not going to try for two or three months more," Bradshaw added. "I just want to rest as much as I can. By the time training camp comes, I want to practice every week and start the season off right." Bradshaw is looking forward to having more carries in 2012 with Brandon Jacobs out of the picture.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB Dennis Dixon (Steelers) is scheduled to throw to free-agent WR Jerricho Cotchery (Steelers) during Cotchery's workout for the St. Louis Rams Wednesday, April 4.

WR | Kendall Wright | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with Baylor WR Kendall Wright, Nebraska LB Lavonte David and Virginia Tech CB Jayron Hosley in the near future.

WR | Justin Blackmon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings will meet with Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon, according to a league source.

WR | Jerome Simpson | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Jerome Simpson (Bengals) arrived in Missouri Tuesday, April 3, and he will meet with the St. Louis Rams Wednesday, April 4. Simpson is scheduled to work out for the team.

WR | Roscoe Parrish | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent WR Roscoe Parrish (Bills) to a one-year deal Tuesday, April 3. Financial terms were not disclosed.

WR | Michael Floyd | NFL Draft Prospect | Fantasy
Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd impressed in front of 18 NFL teams at his Pro Day Tuesday, April 3. Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and receivers coaches for the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Bears were in attendance. Floyd didn't run the 40-yard dash, but he recorded a 4.5-second short shuttle and a 7.16-second three-cone drill. Floyd moved himself up the draft charts Tuesday by displaying fluid routes, excellent speed and good hands.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (shoulder) played with a sprained acromioclavicular joint last year, and an MRI exam showed damage around the AC joint that will require minor arthroscopic surgery. Harvin will need a week or two to recover from the procedure, and he shouldn't miss any of the team's offseason workouts May 29.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker is unsure if he will attend the team's offseason program, which starts April 16, as he works with the team to sign a new contract.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said the team has high expectations for WR DeSean Jackson in 2012 now that he is happy with his new five-year, $48.5 million deal. "We expect him to work harder than before and give the organization everything he can," Vick said.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he will not hold out this summer in an effort to squeeze a better deal out of the team. Cruz is scheduled to be paid $540,000 in the final year of his contract.


Tight End

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller thinks QB Tim Tebow will push QB Mark Sanchez, and the competition will be friendly and productive. "He's not coming in just thinking, 'OK, I'm the backup quarterback,'" Keller said. "Every quarterback wants to go in - or every position - and wants to be a starter. He's definitely going to push Mark (Sanchez), so I think it's going to be friendly competition there." Keller is confident that Sanchez won't crack under the pressure of Tebow being in town.

TE | Hayden Smith | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets signed Australian rugby star Hayden Smith to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, April 3. Smith, who is 6-foot-7, 240 pounds, projects to be a tight end in the NFL.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Matt Kalil | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with Southern California OT Matt Kalil at some point this week.

OT | Demetress Bell | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles signed free-agent OT Demetress Bell (Bills) to a five-year deal Wednesday, April 4. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

OT | Jason Peters | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Jason Peters (Achilles') underwent successful surgery to fix a ruptured right Achilles' tendon Tuesday, April 3.


Guard

OG | Gino Gradkowski | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Delaware OG Gino Gradkowski is drawing a lot of interest before the NFL Draft. He has seven official visits scheduled.


Defensive Line

DL | Dave Tollefson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DL Dave Tollefson (Giants) is scheduled to meet with the Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans after recently meeting with the Green Bay Packers.


Linebacker

LB | Lavonte David | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with Baylor WR Kendall Wright, Nebraska LB Lavonte David and Virginia Tech CB Jayron Hosley in the near future.

LB | David Hawthorne | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
The New Orleans Saints signed free-agent LB David Hawthorne (Seahawks) to a five-year deal Tuesday, April 3. Financial terms weren't given.


Defensive Back

DB | Brandon Taylor | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State S Brandon Taylor is scheduled to meet with the New York Jets, according to a league source.


Cornerback

CB | Jayron Hosley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with Baylor WR Kendall Wright, Nebraska LB Lavonte David and Virginia Tech CB Jayron Hosley in the near future.

CB | Travis Daniels | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs re-signed CB Travis Daniels to an undisclosed deal Wednesday, April 4.


Free Safety

FS | Reggie Smith | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers signed free-agent FS Reggie Smith (49ers) to an undisclosed deal Wednesday, April 4.

FS | James Sanders | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent CB James Sanders (Falcons) visited the Arizona Cardinals Tuesday, April 3, according to a league source.

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