Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 24, 2012 @ 09:26:47 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears could possibly award QB Jay Cutler a long-term deal before disgruntled franchise free-agent RB Matt Forte. If the Bears budget at least $20 million in guarantees to one offensive back, investing in Cutler is smarter money than Forte. Cutler has two years remaining on a five-year, $50 million extension he signed in 2009.

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) said he is still experiencing soreness from the sprained ankle he suffered last season. "It's getting there," Bradford said. "It seems to feel better every week. There's less soreness, more things I can do. I think it's definitely on the right track."

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
New Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is trying to teach QB Ben Roethlisberger to play more from the pocket. Roethlisberger said he is still adjusting to the new scheme. "I know that I'm supposed to get rid of the ball, stay in the pockets and not get hits," Roethlisberger said. "I guess I better learn where the protections are coming from so I don't get hit." The offense is also expected to feature the running game more. The Steelers have added fullbacks and more tight ends on the field.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb worked with the first-team offense during the organized team activities Tuesday, May 22.


Running Back

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears could possibly award QB Jay Cutler a long-term deal before disgruntled franchise free-agent RB Matt Forte. If the Bears budget at least $20 million in guarantees to one offensive back, investing in Cutler is smarter money than Forte. Cutler has two years remaining on a five-year, $50 million extension he signed in 2009.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
There is hope among those in the Baltimore Ravens organization that a long-term deal with franchise free-agent RB Ray Rice can be hammered out, though it might not happen until July.

RB | Dan Herron | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals have signed sixth-round draft choice RB Dan Herron. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) said he is doing well in his rehab but does not know when he will be able to return. He said he has been able to do more than just run straight ahead.


Fullback

FB | Fui Vakapuna | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets have signed free-agent FB Fui Vakapuna (Bengals). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

FB | Chris Gronkowski | Denver Broncos | Transaction
The Denver Broncos acquired FB Chris Gronkowski from the Indianapolis Colts Wednesday, May 23, in exchange for CB Cassius Vaughn.


Wide Receiver

WR | Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) said he is working hard in his rehab from back surgery but is not sure if he will be able to play this season. Knox said he lost 30 pounds after the surgery but has added 10 of those pounds back.


Tight End

TE | Jeff King | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals TE Jeff King (quadriceps) recently suffered a partially torn quadriceps injury and underwent surgery to repair the injury. He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Stephon Heyer | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots worked out free-agent OT Stephon Heyer (Raiders), OG Jamey Richard (Colts) and OT Brandon Keith (Cardinals) Wednesday, May 23.


Guard

OG | Matt Slauson | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets OG Matt Slauson (shoulder) is taking part in organized team activities Thursday, May 24.

OG | Jamey Richard | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots worked out free-agent OT Stephon Heyer (Raiders), OG Jamey Richard (Colts) and OT Brandon Keith (Cardinals) Wednesday, May 23.


Defensive Line

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions and franchise free-agent DL Cliff Avril are not near reaching a deal. In fact, the sides are separated by roughly $2 million per year on Avril's worth, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The player's side is looking for something with a yearly average exceeding the $10,605 million attached to the tender, over four years, which would top $42 million, with more than half of it guaranteed.

DL | Nate Collins | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears have signed free-agent DT Nate Collins (Jaguars) to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Chandler Jones | New England Patriots | Transaction
The New England Patriots have signed first-round draft choice DL Chandler Jones. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Aaron Kampman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Aaron Kampman (knee) is not expected to be ready to practice until sometime during training camp.


Linebacker

LB | Bryan Thomas | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB Bryan Thomas (Achilles') is not taking part in organized team activities Thursday, May 24.

LB | David Harris | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB David Harris (calf) is sitting out organized team activities Thursday, May 24, with what could be a calf injury. Harris' lower leg is wrapped.

LB | Gary Brackett | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Free-agent LB Gary Brackett (shoulder) has received medical clearance to resume playing football.

LB | Paul Kruger | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Paul Kruger could have a more prominent role in 2012 with the injury to LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles'). Kruger lined up at Suggs' usual outside rush linebacker position as organized team activities opened this week. "That's the spot where I feel like I fit the best," said Kruger. "It's early to say what will happen, but this is what we're doing now. I'm told where I'm going to line up and I do it."


Cornerback

CB | Cletis Gordon | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders worked out free-agent CB Cletis Gordon (Panthers), according to a league source.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis (knee) is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and could return to practice at some point in June.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee (knee) said he hopes to be ready for the start of training camp after undergoing knee surgery earlier this offseason.

CB | Antwaun Molden | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Antwaun Molden (hamstring) was carted off the field during organized team activities Wednesday, May 23, after suffering a hamstring injury.

CB | Brian Witherspoon | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Brian Witherspoon (knee) was carted off the field during organized team activities Wednesday, May 23. Head coach Tom Coughlin said it is believed Witherspoon suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

CB | Cassius Vaughn | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Denver Broncos acquired FB Chris Gronkowski from the Indianapolis Colts Wednesday, May 23, in exchange for CB Cassius Vaughn.

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