Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 1, 2013 @ 09:53:04 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwell said head coach Bruce Arians will have the independence to make decisions on the team's quarterback position and that money will not be a factor in the decision. The team is scheduled to pay QB Kevin Kolb a $2 million signing bonus if he is on the roster in March and is scheduled to pay Kolb $9 million next season.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens have tabled contract negotiations with impending free-agent QB Joe Flacco until the offseason after not being able to make progress in the talks since August. The two sides are far apart in on the total value of the contract as well as guaranteed money.


Running Back

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (heart) said he's not aiming to have surgery for a heart ablation to correct an irregular heartbeat that he dealt with in Week 16 this year.

RB | Bernard Pierce | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Tandon Doss (ankle), LB Dannell Ellerbe (toe, back), CB Asa Jackson (thigh), FB Vonta Leach (knee, ankle), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), RB Bernard Pierce (knee, thigh), WR David Reed (thigh) and CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 31.

RB | LaMichael James | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (finger), FB Bruce Miller (shoulder), TE Garrett Celek (foot), OG Mike Iupati (shoulder), DE Justin Smith (elbow, triceps), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder), CB Tarell Brown (shoulder) and SS Dashon Goldson (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 31.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (shoulder, ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 31.


Fullback

FB | Vonta Leach | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Tandon Doss (ankle), LB Dannell Ellerbe (toe, back), CB Asa Jackson (thigh), FB Vonta Leach (knee, ankle), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), RB Bernard Pierce (knee, thigh), WR David Reed (thigh) and CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 31.


Wide Receiver

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker will have his 2013 base salary increase from $630,000 to $1.323 million because of incentives in his contract.

WR | Tandon Doss | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Tandon Doss (ankle), LB Dannell Ellerbe (toe, back), CB Asa Jackson (thigh), FB Vonta Leach (knee, ankle), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), RB Bernard Pierce (knee, thigh), WR David Reed (thigh) and CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 31.

WR | Amani Toomer | Retired | Fantasy
Former New York Giants WR Amani Toomer said Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis is setting the wrong tone for his team as the Super Bowl approaches, making it all about him and his retirement. "It's definitely all about him. Once a guy goes to the center of the field, goes into the victory formation on the last play of his last home game …" Toomer said "I just don't think the Giants or any organization I've ever been a part of, even growing up, would allow somebody to single themselves out like that. If you single yourself out after you make a play, that's one thing. But to walk out on the field reminds me of the WWE, like The Rock coming out. You're becoming a caricature of yourself. It's exhausting. I don't know why somebody would want that."

WR | Brandon Marshall | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall praised new head coach Marc Trestman. "I think he's the piece that we need to bring this whole thing together."

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford will receive an increase in his base salary in 2013 because of incentives in his contract. Ford will go from $630,000 to $1.323 million.

WR | Brandon LaFell | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell will have his 2013 base salary increase from $630,000 to $1.35 million because of incentives in his contract.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin will receive an increase in his base salary in 2013 because of incentives in his contract. Harvin will go from $1.55 million to $2.9 million.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson has triggered a $3.3 million escalator in his contract and is now scheduled to earn a $9.5 million base salary in 2013.

WR | Victor Cruz | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Giants restricted free-agent WR Victor Cruz said he is not worried about his contract situation at this point because he understands the team has other free agents to deal with.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith said he is happy that the team named Mike Shula the new offensive coordinator because it will allow the offense to continue to move forward. "You always want to hire a guy that doesn't set you back or changes up. And how a guy sets you back is all of a sudden you have to change up everything," Smith said. "I think that is a vital role. That's important to keep in perspective, and I think that's what we did."


Tight End

TE | Dennis Pitta | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (thigh) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 31.

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he has talked to impending free-agent TE Tony Gonzalez about the possibility of coming back for one more year. Gonzalez has said he is 95 percent sure that he will retire this offseason.

TE | Vance McDonald | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles came away from the Senior Bowl last week impressed with Rice TE Vance McDonald, and the team is expected to address the tight end position in the draft this year. Cincinnati TE Travis Kelce, the brother of C Jason Kelce, could be another target in the draft. TE Clay Harbor hasn't cut it and TE Brent Celek has contributed, but the team is ready to bring in a complement or replacement.

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham will receive an increase in his base salary in 2013 because of incentives in his contract. Graham will go from $630,000 to $1.323 million.


Place Kicker

PK | David Akers | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers attempted field goals during practice Thursday, Jan. 31, with teammates yelling in order to create some crowd noise that he will hear during the game. Head coach Jim Harbaugh said Akers made all of his attempts and that his mechanics looked very good.

PK | Garrett Hartley | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
New Orleans Saints PK Garrett Hartley will receive an increase in his base salary in 2013 because of incentives in his contract. Hartley will go from $734,00 to $2.166 million.


Offensive Tackle

OT | David Diehl | New York Giants | Transaction
New York Giants OT David Diehl will receive an increase in his base salary in 2013 because of incentives in his contract. Diehl will go from $4.1 million to $4.475 million.

OT | Vernon Carey | Free Agent | Free Agents
Retired OL Vernon Carey has announced they he is coming out of retirement.


Guard

OG | Mike Iupati | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (finger), FB Bruce Miller (shoulder), TE Garrett Celek (foot), OG Mike Iupati (shoulder), DE Justin Smith (elbow, triceps), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder), CB Tarell Brown (shoulder) and SS Dashon Goldson (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 31.

OG | John Jerry | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
Miami Dolphins G John Jerry and S Reshad Jones both will receive increases in their base salary in 2013 because of incentives in their contracts. Both will go from $630,000 to $1.323 million.


Defensive Line

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 31.

DL | Pernell McPhee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Tandon Doss (ankle), LB Dannell Ellerbe (toe, back), CB Asa Jackson (thigh), FB Vonta Leach (knee, ankle), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), RB Bernard Pierce (knee, thigh), WR David Reed (thigh) and CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 31.

DL | Justin Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (finger), FB Bruce Miller (shoulder), TE Garrett Celek (foot), OG Mike Iupati (shoulder), DE Justin Smith (elbow, triceps), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder), CB Tarell Brown (shoulder) and SS Dashon Goldson (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 31.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | Free Agent | Free Agents
New York Giants impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora said he will be looking to sign with a team where he can be a starting defensive end this offseason. He said his decision will not be solely about money.


Linebacker

LB | DeMarcus Ware | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware (shoulder, elbow) will have surgery to remove bone fragments from his right elbow soon.

LB | Von Miller | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos LB Von Miller (shoulder) said he will be ready for the start of offseason workouts despite dealing with an injured shoulder.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles', biceps) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 31.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (triceps) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 31.

LB | Patrick Willis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (finger), FB Bruce Miller (shoulder), TE Garrett Celek (foot), OG Mike Iupati (shoulder), DE Justin Smith (elbow, triceps), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder), CB Tarell Brown (shoulder) and SS Dashon Goldson (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 31.

LB | NaVorro Bowman | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (finger), FB Bruce Miller (shoulder), TE Garrett Celek (foot), OG Mike Iupati (shoulder), DE Justin Smith (elbow, triceps), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder), CB Tarell Brown (shoulder) and SS Dashon Goldson (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 31.

LB | Ahmad Brooks | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder) and LB Aldon Smith (shoulder) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 31.

LB | Aldon Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder) and LB Aldon Smith (shoulder) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 31.

LB | Donald Butler | San Diego Chargers | Transaction
San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler will receive an increase in his base salary in 2013 because of incentives in his contract. Butler will go from $630,000 to $1.323 million.


Cornerback

CB | Tarell Brown | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (finger), FB Bruce Miller (shoulder), TE Garrett Celek (foot), OG Mike Iupati (shoulder), DE Justin Smith (elbow, triceps), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder), CB Tarell Brown (shoulder) and SS Dashon Goldson (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 31.

CB | Chase Minnifield | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB Chase Minnifield (knee) is expected to compete for a roster spot during training camp next season if he is able to return from his torn anterior cruciate ligament.

CB | Richard Crawford | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins CB Richard Crawford is expected to compete for the nickel back job next season after playing well when CB Cedric Griffin was suspended this season.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Washington Redskins | Draft, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins may look to acquire a cornerback in free agency or the 2013 NFL Draft if they decide to release CB DeAngelo Hall this offseason. Hall has expressed a willingness to restructure his contract in order to stay with the team.

CB | Lardarius Webb | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (knee) said he is returning next season. "Yes, I am coming back next season and everything is great," Webb said. Webb tore his anterior cruciate ligament in October and was placed on Injured Reserve.


Strong Safety

SS | Dashon Goldson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (finger), FB Bruce Miller (shoulder), TE Garrett Celek (foot), OG Mike Iupati (shoulder), DE Justin Smith (elbow, triceps), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder), CB Tarell Brown (shoulder) and SS Dashon Goldson (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 31.

SS | Reshad Jones | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
Miami Dolphins G John Jerry and S Reshad Jones both will receive increases in their base salary in 2013 because of incentives in their contracts. Both will go from $630,000 to $1.323 million.


Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 31.

FS | Kendrick Lewis | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
Kansas City Chiefs S Kendrick Lewis will receive an increase in his base salary in 2013 because of incentives in his contract. Lewis will go from $630,000 to $1.323 million.

FS | Eric Frampton | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys may consider re-signing impending free-agent FS Eric Frampton this offseason because of his ability to play either safety position.

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