Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 25, 2012 @ 09:22:54 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff said QB Tim Tebow would possibly be used as a situational kick returner this season. "There are certain situations (on kickoffs) where he might be on the field that he could be utilized possibly to block or possibly to field a ball," Westhoff said. "If a team squibs it at you or pops it at you, he might be the perfect guy to put in that could make an adjustment. If they kick it deep, he could block. If they squib it or pop it, he could be a guy that we'd have with a ball in his hands."

QB | Ryan Tannehill | Miami Dolphins | Draft
There still remain 13 unsigned players from the 2012 NFL Draft class. The Miami Dolphins still have three draft picks (QB Ryan Tannehill, DL Olivier Vernon and TE Michael Egnew) unsigned.

QB | Brock Osweiler | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Fantasy
The Denver Broncos signed RB Ronnie Hillman and QB Brock Osweiler to undisclosed deals Tuesday, July 24.

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden received a fully guaranteed four-year deal from 2012 through the 2014 season, and he has over $900,000 guaranteed in 2015.


Running Back

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
The Kansas City Chiefs expect TE Tony Moeaki (knee), SS Eric Berry (knee) and RB Jamaal Charles (knee) to be ready to play this season, but the team will be cautious. As a result, do not expect Moeaki, Berry and Charles to practice full go every day in training camp. The team will play it smart and have all three players ready for Week 1.

RB | Roy Helu | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins coaches still have some questions about RB Roy Helu. Helu struggles to consistently pick up chunks of yardage, and the team would like to see him do more than just take what's there and be able to make something out of nothing. There also are questions about his durability. Injuries hampered Helu late last season and kept him out of most of offseason workouts. Head coach Mike Shanahan said the questions about Helu's durability will remain until he can prove otherwise.

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt said Tuesday, July 24, that RB Mark Ingram (knee) will be monitored, leading to the possibility of Ingram being limited when training camp opens Thursday, July 26. Ingram might begin camp on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list.

RB | Chris Ivory | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) missed the last week of organized team activities (OTAs) due to an injured hamstring. Interim coach Joe Vitt said he hoped Ivory would be ready for the start of camp, which begins Thursday, July 26.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) was placed on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list Tuesday, July 24, to start training camp. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the move is not unexpected, and he doesn't anticipate Wells being on PUP for an extended time.

RB | Ronnie Hillman | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Fantasy
The Denver Broncos signed RB Ronnie Hillman and QB Brock Osweiler to undisclosed deals Tuesday, July 24.


Wide Receiver

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson will give up punt return duties most of the time; however, special teams coordinator Bobby April said he still thinks Jackson will have a role when the team needs a spark. "DeSean will return some," April said. "But we'll primarily focus him on offense and hopefully find a guy that can do what he can do. We want to use him offensively as a weapon. There's some wear and tear to a guy his size ... Just the amount of running he does at practice. If you can eliminate some of it with the return game, if you can eliminate some of it in practice, he might be a little better replenished on game day. A little more explosive."

WR | David Gettis | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Updating a previous item, Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said WR David Gettis (hamstring) tweaked a hamstring and that is why he was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list. The injury is in no way related to the torn anterior cruciate ligament injury that sidelined Gettis last season. The team simply is being cautious with what he termed a minor injury. Hurney said he expects Gettis to come off the PUP list soon after training camp begins.

WR | Danny Coale | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (hip), WR Danny Coale (foot) and S Matt Johnson (hamstring) will be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

WR | Chad Johnson | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Chad Johnson said he expects to have a rebound season in 2012, primarily because he is no longer being muzzled. "My personality was controlled last year (in New England)," Johnson said. "You didn't hear me at all last year. Zero. Zilch. When my mouth is running, it forces me to perform. It's never been vindictive. I never got anybody in trouble ... One of the things I like about being here, that's so refreshing, and is such a weight off my back, is I can be me, whatever that entails. When I can be me, I am loose. Everything just flows for me. Whether it's the style of play, the way I learn."

WR | Jerheme Urban | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Jerheme Urban (Chiefs) reportedly had a good workout with the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, July 24, although it is uncertain if he will be offered a contract.

WR | Mike Sims-Walker | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Mike Sims-Walker (Jaguars) had a workout with the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, July 24, and it didn't go so good, according to reports.

WR | Dominique Curry | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions signed free-agent WR Dominique Curry (Rams) Monday, July 23. He takes the roster spot of CB Aaron Berry, who was released earlier this week.

WR | Kevin X. Hardy | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints waived WR Kevin X. Hardy Tuesday, July 24.

WR | Marques Clark | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints signed free-agents WR Marques Clark (NCAA) and TE Derek Schouman (Rams) Tuesday, July 24.

WR | Justin Blackmon | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon plead guilty to charges of driving under the influence in Oklahoma.


Tight End

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have nothing scheduled with free-agent TE Jeremy Shockey (Panthers) at this time, according to a team source.

TE | Tony Moeaki | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
The Kansas City Chiefs expect TE Tony Moeaki (knee), SS Eric Berry (knee) and RB Jamaal Charles (knee) to be ready to play this season, but the team will be cautious. As a result, do not expect Moeaki, Berry and Charles to practice full go every day in training camp. The team will play it smart and have all three players ready for Week 1.

TE | Michael Egnew | Miami Dolphins | Draft
There still remain 13 unsigned players from the 2012 NFL Draft class. The Miami Dolphins still have three draft picks (QB Ryan Tannehill, DL Olivier Vernon and TE Michael Egnew) unsigned.

TE | Jeff King | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
The Arizona Cardinals placed TE Jeff King (quadriceps) on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list to start training camp Tuesday, July 24, due to a quadriceps injury.

TE | Michael Hoomanawanui | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui (knee) has been cleared to practice, and he will report early to training camp with the rookies to get acclimated.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | New England Patriots | Transaction, Fantasy
The New England Patriots signed free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Vikings) to an undisclosed one-year deal Tuesday, July 24.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jonathan Scott | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions signed free-agent OT Jonathan Scott (Steelers) Tuesday, July 24. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OT | Johnny Culbreath | Free Agent | Transaction
The Detroit Lions released OT Johnny Culbreath Tuesday, July 24.

OT | Kevin Murphy | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings re-signed OT Kevin Murphy Tuesday, July 24, and waived OT Darrion Weems in a corresponding move. Financial terms of the Murphy deal were not disclosed.


Guard

OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (hip), WR Danny Coale (foot) and S Matt Johnson (hamstring) will be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Defensive Line

DL | Olivier Vernon | Miami Dolphins | Draft
There still remain 13 unsigned players from the 2012 NFL Draft class. The Miami Dolphins still have three draft picks (QB Ryan Tannehill, DL Olivier Vernon and TE Michael Egnew) unsigned.

DL | Akiem Hicks | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt said Tuesday, July 24, that DL Akiem Hicks (hand) might start training camp on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list to start training camp. Hicks suffered a fractured hand back in June during organized team activities (OTAs).

DL | Dontari Poe | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Draft
The Kansas City Chiefs and DL Dontari Poe, the 11th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, have yet to agree to terms as of Tuesday, July 24. Six first-round picks from the 2012 NFL Draft remain unsigned.

DL | Torell Troup | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said Tuesday, July 24, that he expects DL Torell Troup (back) to be a full scale participate when training camp opens Thursday, July 26.


Linebacker

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons LB Lofa Tatupu (pectoral) will miss the entire 2012 season with a torn pectoral muscle.


Cornerback

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
The Dallas Cowboys will place CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) on the Physically Unable to Perform list as he continues his rehabilitation from offseason shoulder surgery.

CB | Janoris Jenkins | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Draft
The St. Louis Rams agreed to terms with CB Janoris Jenkins Tuesday, July 24. Jenkins was the team's second-round pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. The deal for Jenkins is for four years at approximately $5 million, and that includes $3.1 million in guaranteed money. According to league sources, Jenkins' contract has the highest percentage of guaranteed money of any second-rounder in this year's draft.

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) has told teammates that he suffered an injury in the knee area which could cause him to miss much of training camp.


Strong Safety

SS | Eric Berry | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
The Kansas City Chiefs expect TE Tony Moeaki (knee), SS Eric Berry (knee) and RB Jamaal Charles (knee) to be ready to play this season, but the team will be cautious. As a result, do not expect Moeaki, Berry and Charles to practice full go every day in training camp. The team will play it smart and have all three players ready for Week 1.

SS | Adrian Wilson | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals signed SS Adrian Wilson to a new four-year deal through 2015. He had two years remaining on his deal.


Free Safety

FS | Markelle Martin | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Draft
The Tennessee Titans placed FS Markelle Martin (knee) did not pass his physical Tuesday, July 24, and was placed on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list. He injured his knee prior to the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this year, and he continues to recover from that injury. He can come off the PUP list as soon as he passes his physical, and he is expected to return at some point during training camp.

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