Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 7, 2012 @ 09:09:15 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was four courses short of a degree in education when he left for the NFL. An associate dean at Miami (Ohio) University said Roethlisberger had picked up the remaining credits over the last several years, and Roethlisberger graded this weekend, nine years after leaving school.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III practiced taking snaps from center Sunday, May 6. Head coach Mike Shanahan watched from the opposite sideline, and will work to tailor the offense to Griffin's skill set. "One thing that the NFL is not used to is a quarterback with his type of speed and his type of throwing ability," Shanahan said. "I think we can do some things that people haven't done."

QB | Chris Forcier | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed free-agent QB Chris Forcier (UCLA) Sunday, May 6.

QB | Alex Tanney | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills invited free-agent QB Alex Tanney to camp for a tryout. The quarterback is probably best known for a five-minute YouTube video called "Trick Shot Quarterback" showing he can hit a receiver in a moving vehicle and throw footballs from across the court and swish them into basketball nets.

QB | Matt Simms | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets have signed undrafted free-agent QB Matt Simms (Tennessee) and OL Fredrick Koloto (San Jose State). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.


Running Back

RB | Lamar Miller | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins could eventually use RB Lamar Miller as a wide receiver and take advantage of his speed. "There's a chance down the road, as Lamar gets acclimated, that he might be able to spread himself a ways as a receiver to a certain degree," said head coach Joe Philbin. "I'm not saying make a full position change, but I think there's some flexibility with what you can do with the guy."

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Jets) said he is 95 percent retired and that it will take the right situation for him to play again.

RB | Chris Rainey | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed fifth-round draft choice RB Chris Rainey to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

RB | Alfred Morris | Washington Redskins | Transaction
The Washington Redskins have signed sixth-round draft choices RB Alfred Morris and OT Tom Compton. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.


Fullback

FB | Naufahu Tahi | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed free-agent FB Naufahu Tahi (Vikings) to a one-year contract Sunday, May 6.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jarett Dillard | Free Agent | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars released WR Jarett Dillard Monday, May 7, according to a league source.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Jacoby Jones (Texans) reportedly could visit the Cincinnati Bengals early this week.

WR | Royce Pollard | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets have signed undrafted free-agent WR Royce Pollard (Hawaii). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Jarius Wright | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright (head) participated in practice Saturday, May 5. He sat out afternoon practice Friday, May 4, because of a hit to the head.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said the team likely will not use WR Pierre Garcon as a slot receiver this season. WRs Joshua Morgan and Leonard Hankerson are more likely to line up at slot receiver.

WR | T.Y. Hilton | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) was limited during practice this weekend because of a sore hamstring.

WR | Justin Blackmon | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (foot) did not participate in practice Sunday, May 6, because of foot soreness. Head coach Mike Mularkey said Blackmon should be ready for organized team activities.


Tight End

TE | Travis Beckum | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants TE Travis Beckum (knee) said he hopes to be ready for the start of the 2012 season. "If everything works out, yeah," Beckum said. "I'm just working hard and getting it healthy." Beckum is two months removed from knee surgery and is moving without crutches, but with the help of a knee brace.

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said TE Chris Cooley (knee) is not dealing with any swelling in his knee after workouts.


Place Kicker

PK | Josh Scobee | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have not made any progress in contract talks with franchise free-agent PK Josh Scobee. Scobee's agent said he is not looking for a contract similar to the four-year, $16 million contract Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski signed a few years ago.


Defensive Line

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have not made any progress in contract extension talks with franchise free-agent DE Cliff Avril.

DL | Trey Lewis | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DT Trey Lewis (Falcons) will participate in the Chicago Bears' upcoming rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

DL | Alameda Ta'amu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed fourth-round draft choice DT Alameda Ta'amu to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Linebacker

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles') thinks he will be playing football again in November.

LB | Andre Carter | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens could potentially look at signing free-agent LB Andre Carter (Patriots). However, it appears unlikely, even though Carter will be ready to practice full-speed in training camp after a quadriceps injury landed him on Injured Reserve last season.

LB | Cameron Wake | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with LB Cameron Wake on a four-year contract extension worth $49 million. The deal includes $20 million in guaranteed money.


Cornerback

CB | Derrick Roberson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent CB Derrick Roberson (Browns) to a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Strong Safety

SS | Tyvon Branch | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
Oakland Raiders franchise free-agent SS Tyvon Branch will sign his tender Monday, May 7, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. He remains hopeful of signing a long-term deal. Branch also will begin taking part in the team's offseason program.


Free Safety

FS | Josh Bush | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets have signed sixth-round draft choice FS Josh Bush. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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