Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 24, 2012 @ 09:22:53 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Draft, Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns and QB Brandon Weeden have not made any recent progress, according to a league source. Weeden is in line to receive a four-year deal worth about $8.1 million, but he would like a fully guaranteed deal. Most players picked in the second half of the first round of the NFL Draft receive three years guaranteed with the fourth year partially guaranteed, if at all.


Running Back

RB | Joseph Addai | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Joseph Addai was reportedly not very impressive during the team's offseason program, and he might not be on the roster bubble. It sounds like Addai needs a strong training camp and preseason if he wants to leapfrog RBs Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and Danny Woodhead, among others.

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Cleveland Browns agreed to terms with RB Trent Richardson Monday, July 23. Richardson received a fully guaranteed four-year deal worth about $20.5 million, including a signing bonus of $13.341 million, according to reports. The contract contains no offset language, which would have prevented the Browns from being required to pay Richardson the remainder of his salary in the event they cut him before the deal expires and he signs with another team.

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Kansas City Chiefs would like RBs Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis to touch the ball 500 times combined this season.

RB | Peyton Hillis | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Kansas City Chiefs would like RBs Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis to touch the ball 500 times combined this season.


Fullback

FB | Tony Fiammetta | New England Patriots | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The New England Patriots are likely to keep one fullback, and FB Tony Fiammetta (illness) appears to be the favorite to crack the 53-man roster. He was a help last season to the young back with the Dallas Cowboys before suffering an illness. FB Eric Kettani is considered a long shot to unseat Fiammetta on the depth chart.


Wide Receiver

WR | DeVier Posey | Houston Texans | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the deal for Houston Texans WR DeVier Posey is worth $2.69 million over four years. He received a signing bonus of $684,092, and base salaries of $390,000 in 2012, $510,000 in 2013, $630,000 in 2014 and $748,000 in 2015.

WR | Louis Murphy | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Carolina Panthers will send an undisclosed conditional pick to the Oakland Raiders as compensation for WR Louis Murphy.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The mother of Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has told authorities that she does not want to pursue a case against her son after an argument allegedly turned violent. He was arrested last week after a July 14 incident in which he allegedly hit his mother across the face with a ball cap.

WR | David Gettis | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers have placed WR David Gettis (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

WR | Ryan Broyles | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (knee) said he believes he will be able to something when training camp begins and does not expect to be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Tight End

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles plan to give free-agent TE Jeremy Shockey (Panthers) a physical at some point, but nothing is set. Free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Vikings) is set to visit Tuesday, July 24, and they might want to see where he ends up before pursuing Shockey.

TE | Tony Moeaki | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs TEs Tony Moeaki and Kevin Boss are expected to receive a lot of playing time this season. The team may use two-tight end sets often during the season.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jeff Otah | New York Jets | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers received a seventh-round pick in the NFL Draft from the New York Jets in exchange for OT Jeff Otah Monday, July 23. The Panthers had previously traded a seventh-round draft choice to the Oakland Raiders to acquire WR Louis Murphy.

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury, Transaction
The New England Patriots have placed TE Daniel Fells (ankle) and Jake Ballard (knee), OG Logan Mankins (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (ankle, back), DL Myron Pryor (undisclosed) and LB Brandon Spikes (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

OT | Bridger Buche | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed undrafted free-agent OT Bridger Buche (Eastern Michigan) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Guard

OG | Brandon Brooks | Houston Texans | Transaction, Draft
The Houston Texans signed OG Brandon Brooks to a four-year, $2.8 million deal Monday, July 23. The team has now signed all of their picks from the 2012 NFL Draft. Brooks received a signing bonus of $617,436, with base salaries of $390,000 in 2012, $500,000 in 2013, $590,000 in 2014 and $702,564 in 2015.

OG | Eric Steinbach | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Free-agent OG Eric Steinbach (Browns) (back) will workout for the Baltimore Ravens Tuesday, July 24. He is recovered from back problems, and the Ravens are one of a handful of AFC teams interested.

OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Injury, Transaction
The New England Patriots have placed TE Daniel Fells (ankle) and Jake Ballard (knee), OG Logan Mankins (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (ankle, back), DL Myron Pryor (undisclosed) and LB Brandon Spikes (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

OG | Howard Barbieri | Free Agent | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have released OG Howard Barbieri.

OG | David DeCastro | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed first-round draft choice OG David DeCastro. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Defensive Line

DL | Chris Clemons | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the contract extension for Seattle Seahawks DL Chris Clemons is good for three years.

DL | Kyle Love | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have re-signed exclusive rights free-agent DL Kyle Love. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Linebacker

LB | Brandon Spikes | New England Patriots | Injury, Transaction
The New England Patriots have placed TE Daniel Fells (ankle) and Jake Ballard (knee), OG Logan Mankins (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (ankle, back), DL Myron Pryor (undisclosed) and LB Brandon Spikes (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

LB | Mike Peterson | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction, Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed free-agent LB Mike Peterson. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

LB | Darius Fleming | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Transaction
Updating a previous report, the San Francisco 49ers have placed LB Darius Fleming (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Cornerback

CB | Aaron Berry | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent CB Aaron Berry (Lions), cut by the Detroit Lions Monday, July 24, will enter the National Football League substance abuse program in Chicago. He will continue training in Newport Beach, Calif.

CB | Morris Claiborne | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys have signed first-round draft choice CB Morris Claiborne to a four-year deal worth $16.26 million.

CB | Chris Greenwood | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Chris Greenwood (abdomen) is expected to start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He has been rehabbing from abdomen surgery and said he is feeling good.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) will report with rookies and injured players to start training camp Wednesday, July 25, according to a source. Jenkins missed voluntary workouts because he was upset by a lack of progress regarding a new contract; however, he did report for mandatory workouts. Jenkins hasn't yet been medically cleared to practice as he's still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.


Free Safety

FS | Darcel McBath | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers have signed free-agent FS Darcel McBath (Jaguars). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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