Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 21, 2012 @ 09:48:24 PDT



QB | Nick Foles | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday, May 21, they have agreed to terms with third-round draft pick QB Nick Foles on a four-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

QB | Cam Newton | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he is not worried about a possible sophomore slump for QB Cam Newton because he expects Newton to work hard and not let it happen. "I will say this about a sophomore slump if there's anybody that's going work through it, he's going to work through it. When the season was over, one of the things he said was he wanted to find a way to make sure he didn't have one. I think the less we talk about it, the less we get caught up in it, the better," Rivera said.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said franchise free-agent QB Drew Brees' next contract needs to work for him as well as the team because his salary will affect the team's offseason plans for years to come. Loomis said he is confident the two sides will be able to reach an agreement at some point.

QB | Russell Wilson | Seattle Seahawks | Draft
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was not on some teams' draft board because he measured only 5-foot-10 5/8 at the NFL Scouting Combine.

QB | Chase Daniel | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael said next week's organized team activities will not be run any differently than they would if franchise free-agent QB Drew Brees were present. The offense will work on the same volume of plays with QB Chase Daniel, who will take the first-team reps.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said neither QBs Kevin Kolb nor John Skelton will have an advantage when training camp begins in their competition for the starting quarterback job.

Running Back

RB | Mikel Leshoure | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (Achilles') is taking part in organized team activities Monday, May 21.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (concussion) was on the field for organized team activities Monday, May 21, although he isn't cleared for full contact just yet.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears are currently $3.8 million below the 2012 salary cap, which includes the $7.74 million for franchise free-agent RB Matt Forte's tender. In essence, the Bears would have $11.5 million to devote to the first year of a multiyear deal for Forte.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens franchise free-agent RB Ray Rice has not yet signed his tender and is not expected to be present for the start of the organized team activities Tuesday, May 22; however, there has been progress in talks. While no deal is imminent and there remains plenty of work to do, there has been some progress in recent weeks between Rice's agent, Todd France, and the team, according to sources familiar with the talks. Both sides are talking regularly and seem motivated to get a deal done.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte continues to seek a long-term contract, and the deals of others is likely to affect negotiations. Forte's agent is likely to look at the new deal for Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy, while the Bears might point to the deal the Jacksonville Jaguars gave to RB Maurice Jones-Drew. The negotiations between the Baltimore Ravens and RB Ray Rice also are important, as both players have similar values.

RB | Jackie Battle | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers likely will sign a veteran free-agent running back this offseason to add depth at the position but are willing to wait until players are willing to accept the veteran minimum. Free-agent RBs Jackie Battle (Chiefs) and Cadillac Williams (Rams) are considered options or the Chargers.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) said he is making progress in his rehab from offseason knee surgery but is not sure if he will be able to participate in organized team activities or minicamp.

RB | Cedric Benson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Cedric Benson's (Bengals) representatives have been calling teams to garner interest in Benson but have not received much interest from teams.

RB | Thomas Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Thomas Jones (Chiefs) would like to continue his playing career but has not received a lot of interest this offseason.


FB | Chad Diehl | Retired | Free Agents
Free-agent FB Chad Diehl (Ravens) has decided to retire after suffering a concussion during the Baltimore Ravens rookie minicamp.

Wide Receiver

WR | Eddie Royal | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers offense has not focused on the slot receiver position in years; however, the team added slot WRs Eddie Royal and Roscoe Parrish in hopes of getting more production out of the position.

WR | David Gettis | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR David Gettis (knee) will be asked to step up as either the No. 2 or 3 receiver as long as he is 100 percent recovered from injury, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

WR | Brandon LaFell | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is confident about WR Brandon LaFell heading into 2012. "I feel very confident about Brandon. The one thing I didn't want to do last year, I wanted to keep the carrot in front of Brandon," Rivera said. "I didn't want him to feel like he's arrived."

WR | Clyde Gates | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland spoke of the receiving corps recently, and made mention of WR Clyde Gates after five others. He said Gates "still has to develop." Ireland is hopeful this is the year Gates, and other young receivers, take that next step.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Steelers have not made any progress in long-term contract talks with restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace.

WR | Nate Washington | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Nate Washington (knee) has been able to participate in the first organized team activities (OTAs). "I've been practicing every day this week," Washington said.

WR | Mohamed Sanu | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu is likely to be listed as third string on the team's initial depth chart when it is released Monday, May 21.

WR | Brandon Tate | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said last week on NFL's Total Access that if the season started tomorrow, WRs Armon Binns and Brandon Tate would be competing to line up as the team's second receiver opposite WR A.J. Green.

WR | Doug Baldwin | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin said he would like to show the team that he is a complete wide receiver and not just a slot receiver. Baldwin said the team has not talked to him about working as an outside receiver.

WR | Terrell Owens | IFL | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Bengals) said during a radio interview that he wants to play for the San Francisco 49ers or Oakland Raiders. The Raiders in particular, according to Owens, would be a good fit. "There's really only one team left in the Bay Area who I haven't played for that really at this point in time is a viable option and that's the Oakland Raiders," Owens said. "Given the opportunity if that's on their radar for me to come in and help them win some ball games and ultimately help them try to win a championship then I'll take that challenge on. I definitely feel I have a lot of football left in me. I think Carson knows that."

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The New England Patriots are believed to be unhappy with WR Wes Welker for talking about his contract negotiations in public. There is a possibility his public comments could hurt his chance to get a long-term conctract.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks WR Mike X. Williams (leg) did not participate in practice Thursday, May 17, because he is still rehabbing a leg injury.

WR | Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks WRs Sidney Rice (shoulder) and Kris Durham (shoulder) participated in practice Thursday, May 17. Rice was wearing a no-contact jersey but was running routes during the practice.

Tight End

TE | Dallas Clark | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers worked out free-agent TE Dallas Clark (Colts) last week, and they are expected to try to make a move on him this week.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Free Agent | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he is not ruling out the possibility of the team re-signing free-agent TE Jeremy Shockey at some point.

TE | Brody Eldridge | St. Louis Rams | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have claimed free-agent TE Brody Eldridge (Colts) off waivers.

Place Kicker

PK | Nate Kaeding | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers PK Nate Kaeding (knee) likely will beat out PK Nick Novak for the kicking job during training camp unless he has a setback in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Max Starks | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Max Starks (Steelers) has yet to be contacted by his former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, seemingly further solidifying the team's intentions of giving rookie second-round draft pick OT Mike X. Adams every opportunity of winning the left tackle job in training camp. "I have not had contact with management or anybody like that," Starks said. "I guess eventually I will hear something from them … or maybe not."

OT | Matt Murphy | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts have claimed free-agent C Zane Taylor (Eagles) off waivers. In a corresponding move, the team waived OL Matt Murphy.

OT | Jon Opperud | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have signed free-agent OL Jon Opperud (Seahawks). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


OG | Chris Kuper | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OG Chris Kuper (ankle) said he has been rehabbing his surgically repaired ankle for three to four weeks and believes he is on schedule in terms of getting back on the field. Kuper recently was able to put his foot in a shoe and has started working on strengthening the muscles in his ankle. Executive vice president of football operations John Elway said he hopes Kuper will be ready for the start of training camp.

OG | Terrence Campbell | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets have signed undrafted free-agent OG Terrence Campbell (South Carolina) Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OG | Levi Horn | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have signed free-agent OL Levi Horn (Bears). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Offensive Line

OL | Cordy Glenn | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills have signed second-round draft choice OT Cordy Glenn. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Defensive Line

DL | Michael Brockers | St. Louis Rams | Draft
St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead believes the team has the makings of a difference-making group at defensive line after selecting DL Michael Brockers in the first round of the NFL Draft. "We've got two young ends," Snead said in reference to DL Chris Long and DL Robert Quinn. "We've added (Kendall) Langford. We've got Darell Scott coming back. Bam! You throw in Brockers, and all of a sudden that unit gets strong. Now the defensive line becomes a dominant unit."

DL | Paul Soliai | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
Miami Dolphins DL Paul Soliai said despite being an unrestricted free agent, he told his agent that he did not want to leave. "I just left everything (to my agent). I told him whatever the Dolphins are willing to do, I'll stay. I was happy to sign, so I'll just enjoy my time here and try to do my best," Soliai said.

DL | Kheeston Randall | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have signed seventh-round draft choice DT Kheeston Randall. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

DL | Devon Still | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Cincinnati Bengals are uncertain where DL Devon Still will line up. He played both end and tackle at Penn State. "I'm more comfortable as a three technique because I played it more at Penn State," Still said.

DL | Malik X. Jackson | Denver Broncos | Transaction
The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with fifth-round draft choice DE Malik X. Jackson. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Charles Johnson | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers DE Charles Johnson (knee) will not participate in organized team activities next week because he is rehabbing from knee surgery he had earlier this month.


LB | Zach Brown | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with second-round draft pick LB Zach Brown. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Shawne Merriman | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') has received outstanding reviews in his comeback attempt from an Achilles' injury, and looks like he will be able to help the team in 2012 if he can stay healthy.

LB | Dontay Moch | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
Cincinnati Bengals LB Dontay Moch has been suspended for four games by the National Football League for using a banned substance, pending appeal.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens are not considering taking any money away from LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles) at this point for suffering an injury this offseason. The collective bargaining agreement states the team could withhold some money since Suggs did not suffer the injury at the team's facility.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LBs Jon Beason (Achilles') and LB Thomas Davis (knee)will be limited during organized team activities next week because of injury.


CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
The Dallas Cowboys begin organized team activities Tuesday, May 22, and the team is hopeful CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) attends. "We're certainly hopeful of that," head coach Jason Garrett said. Jenkins has been rehabbing from right shoulder surgery at his home in Florida. The front office has questioned Jenkins' absence, saying he needs to return to work. Jenkins is not expected to be healthy enough to practice until training camp, but the Cowboys would rather he rehab at their facility.

CB | Morris Claiborne | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (wrist) will not be ready for the team's mandatory June minicamp. Claiborne will make his debut for the team in training camp.

CB | Ras-I Dowling | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Ras-I Dowling (hip) is making steady progress in his rehab from hip surgery and is expected to be present during organized team activities.

CB | Ryan Mouton | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans CB Ryan Mouton (Achilles') is working out, and doing well in individual drills during organized team activities (OTAs). "He came out this past week and he's doing a good job in individuals," defensive coordinator Jerry Gray said. "He's turning. He's a little rusty on the technique, but as far as quickness, you can see that. He has some quickness."

CB | Andre Freeman | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed undrafted free-agent CB Andre Freeman (Slippery Rock). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team released OT Trevis Turner.

CB | Omar Bolden | Denver Broncos | Transaction
The Denver Broncos have signed fourth-round draft choice CB Omar Bolden. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

CB | Domonique Foxworth | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent CB Domonique Foxworth (Ravens) said he likely will retire before the start of the 2012 season.

Strong Safety

SS | Deon Grant | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys are not interested in free-agent SS Deon Grant (Giants) even though he said the team has shown interest in him.

SS | Yeremiah Bell | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets signed free-agent SS Yeremiah Bell (Dolphins) to a one-year deal worth $1.4 million Friday, May 18. He is receiving a $200,000 signing bonus.

Free Safety

FS | Markelle Martin | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with sixth-round draft choice FS Markelle Martin. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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