Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 25, 2013 @ 10:01:02 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Barkley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Southern California QB Matt Barkley had formal meetings with the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the NFL Scouting Combine. He also had informal sessions with the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons.

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith would appear to be a good fit for the Kansas City Chiefs, if the team were to acquire him. Smith would instantly be an upgrade for the Chiefs, providing them with some stability at the quarterback position. With head coach Andy Reid bringing a West Coast system to Kansas City, Smith's mobility and accuracy is also a fit.

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
There are plenty of reasons to believe the Philadelphia Eagles will pass on West Virginia QB Geno Smith, despite his strong performance at the NFL Scouting Combine. The team has a potential $10 million investment in QB Michael Vick for 2013, in addition to the numerous other holes the Eagles have to fill. Many teams also aren't sold on Smith as a franchise quarterback.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's (knee) recovery from knee surgery points to a possible disconnect between himself and the team. There is a sense that Griffin will surely be ready for Week 1 of the 2013 season; however, according to a person close to Griffin, the optimism must be toned down for now. "I don't understand why we're talking about how close he is to playing or not right now. Let him just get better; there's a long way to go," the source said. The feeling from some of those close to Griffin is that both the team and others around Griffin will put undue pressure on him to return too quickly. "Again, it's been like six weeks; what are we doing this for?" the source added. "He's not running yet ... It's ridiculous to talk about."

QB | EJ Manuel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida State QB EJ Manuel posted an official time of 4.65 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Manuel also posted a 34-inch vertical leap, leading all quarterbacks, and he finished with a 9-foot-10 length in the broad jump.

QB | Matt Scott | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Arizona QB Matt Scott posted an official time of 4.69 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Scott also managed a 31-inch vertical leap and 9-foot-10 distance in the broad jump.

QB | MarQueis Gray | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Minnesota QB MarQueis Gray posted an official time of 4.73 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Gray also managed a 30-inch vertical leap and 9-foot-3 distance in the broad jump.

QB | Colby Cameron | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana Tech QB Colby Cameron posted an official time of 4.78 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Cameron also managed a 30 1/2-inch vertical leap and 9-foot-4 distance in the broad jump.

QB | Collin Klein | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Kansas State QB Collin Klein posted an official time of 4.78 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Klein also managed a 29-inch vertical leap and 9-foot-3 distance in the broad jump.

QB | Mike Glennon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon posted an official time of 4.94 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Glennon also managed a 26 1/2-inch vertical leap and 8-foot-6 distance in the broad jump.

QB | Ryan Nassib | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib posted an official time of 5.06 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Nassib also managed a 28 1/2-inch vertical leap and 9-foot-7 distance in the broad jump.

QB | Tyler Wilson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson posted an official time of 4.95 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Wilson also managed a 28 1/2-inch vertical leap and 9-foot-4 distance in the broad jump.

QB | Landry Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Oklahoma QB Landry Jones posted an official time of 5.11 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Jones also managed a 31-inch vertical leap and 9-foot-7 distance in the broad jump.

QB | Tyler Bray | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Tennessee QB Tyler Bray posted an official time of 5.05 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. He did not take part in the vertical leap, and he managed just 8-foot-4 in the broad jump.

QB | Joe Flacco | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Joe Linta, agent for Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent QB Joe Flacco, said his meeting with team Friday, Feb. 22, was a good start to the contract negotiations but there is still a long way to go before an agreement will be reached.


Running Back

RB | Giovani Bernard | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Arkansas RB Knile Davis posted a time of 4.37 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Utah State RB Kerwynn Williams had a time of 4.48 seconds, UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin posted 4.49 seconds, Louisiana State RB Michael Ford checked in at 4.50 seconds and Boise State RB DJ Harper and Oregon RB Kenjon Barner posted times of 4.52 seconds. Miami RB Mike James and North Carolina RB Giovani Bernard posted 4.53 seconds, while Texas A&M RB Christine Michael rounded out the Top 10 among running backs with a time of 4.54 seconds.

RB | Onterio McCalebb | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Auburn RB Onterio McCalebb unofficially had a time of 4.21 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24, but his time was bumped down to 4.34 in the official results.

RB | Andre Ellington | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Clemson RB Andre Ellington (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring during the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. He was still able to record a respectable time of 4.61 seconds. Ellington also had a mark of 10-foot-2 in the broad jump, and 34 inches in the vertical jump.

RB | Montee Ball | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The running backs hit the field at the NFL Scouting Combine, recording their official times in the 40-yard dash. Florida RB Mike Gillislee, Vanderbilt RB Zac Stacy, Texas Christian RB Matthew Tucker and Notre Dame RB Cierre Wood posted times of 4.55 seconds. California RB C.J. Anderson and Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell checked in at 4.60 seconds, while Oklahoma State RB Joseph Randle managed a time of 4.63 seconds. Wisconsin RB Montee Ball had a time of 4.66 seconds, Notre Dame RB Theo Riddick, Rutgers RB Jawan Jamison, Nevada RB Stefphon Jefferson and Temple RB Montel Harris each had times of 4.68 seconds. Nebraska RB Rex Burkhead registered a time of 4.73 seconds, Cincinnati RB George Winn posted a time of 4.75 seconds and Stanford RB Stepfan Taylor had a time of 4.76 seconds. Fresno State RB Robbie Rouse and Pittsburgh RB Ray Graham rounded out the group with a time of 4.80 seconds.

RB | Le'Veon Bell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The running backs hit the field at the NFL Scouting Combine, recording their official times in the 40-yard dash. Florida RB Mike Gillislee, Vanderbilt RB Zac Stacy, Texas Christian RB Matthew Tucker and Notre Dame RB Cierre Wood posted times of 4.55 seconds. California RB C.J. Anderson and Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell checked in at 4.60 seconds, while Oklahoma State RB Joseph Randle managed a time of 4.63 seconds. Wisconsin RB Montee Ball had a time of 4.66 seconds, Notre Dame RB Theo Riddick, Rutgers RB Jawan Jamison, Nevada RB Stefphon Jefferson and Temple RB Montel Harris each had times of 4.68 seconds. Nebraska RB Rex Burkhead registered a time of 4.73 seconds, Cincinnati RB George Winn posted a time of 4.75 seconds and Stanford RB Stepfan Taylor had a time of 4.76 seconds. Fresno State RB Robbie Rouse and Pittsburgh RB Ray Graham rounded out the group with a time of 4.80 seconds.

RB | Mike Gillislee | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The running backs hit the field at the NFL Scouting Combine, recording their official times in the 40-yard dash. Florida RB Mike Gillislee, Vanderbilt RB Zac Stacy, Texas Christian RB Matthew Tucker and Notre Dame RB Cierre Wood posted times of 4.55 seconds. California RB C.J. Anderson and Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell checked in at 4.60 seconds, while Oklahoma State RB Joseph Randle managed a time of 4.63 seconds. Wisconsin RB Montee Ball had a time of 4.66 seconds, Notre Dame RB Theo Riddick, Rutgers RB Jawan Jamison, Nevada RB Stefphon Jefferson and Temple RB Montel Harris each had times of 4.68 seconds. Nebraska RB Rex Burkhead registered a time of 4.73 seconds, Cincinnati RB George Winn posted a time of 4.75 seconds and Stanford RB Stepfan Taylor had a time of 4.76 seconds. Fresno State RB Robbie Rouse and Pittsburgh RB Ray Graham rounded out the group with a time of 4.80 seconds.

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said he believes RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis would be fine with sharing carries with a change-of-pace back. "BenJarvus would probably welcome it," Gruden said. "It takes some carries off of him. Some guys want the ball every single play, but some guys like to get that rest and come out and have that change of pace guy. It would be nice. RB Cedric Peerman proved he could possibly be that guy. He had some big runs against Oakland and other teams. Maybe he'll step up in that role next year."

RB | Lance Ball | Denver Broncos | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos may offer restricted free-agent RB Lance Ball and OT Chris Clark the original-round tenders this offseason.

RB | Shonn Greene | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Denver Broncos are expected to show interest in New York Jets impending free-agent RB Shonn Greene this offseason.


Fullback

FB | Lonnie Pryor | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida State FB Lonnie Pryor turned in a time of 4.70 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Southern Methodist FB Zach Line recorded a time of 4.77 seconds, Kansas State FB Braden Wilson registered a time of 4.81 seconds, Wake Forest FB Tommy Bohanon posted a time of 4.88 seconds and Ohio State FB Zach Boren managed 5.00 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

FB | Chris Gronkowski | Denver Broncos | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos are not expected to tender an offer to restricted free-agent FB Chris Gronkowski this offseason.


Wide Receiver

WR | Steve Breaston | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Steve Breaston (Chiefs) will visit the Cleveland Browns this week, according to a source.

WR | Tavon Austin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens had a meeting at the NFL Scouting Combine with West Virginia WR Tavon Austin, according to a league source.

WR | Cordarrelle Patterson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson is a possibility for the San Diego Chargers in the NFL Draft. The Chargers own the No. 11 overall selection.

WR | Denard Robinson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Michigan WR Denard Robinson said Sunday, Feb. 23, that some teams have asked about his willingness to play cornerback. Robinson said he is open to playing any position in the NFL.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Jets want WR Santonio Holmes to renegotiate his contract. He had a team-high $11 million base salary, and $12.5 million cap figure, in 2013. There is no word on whether general manager John Idzik wants Holmes to take a pay cut or restructure. There is offset language in Holmes' contract, meaning if he is released, he can't earn more than $7.5 million.

WR | Da'Rick Rogers | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Tennessee WR Justin Hunter, Tennessee Tech WR Da'Rick Rogers and Virginia Tech WR Marcus Davis posted a 39 1/2-inch vertical leap Sunday, Feb. 24, at the NFL Scouting Combine to lead all players at their position.

WR | Lanear Sampson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Kansas State WR Chris Harper recorded a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Florida State WR Rodney Smith, West Virginia WR Stedman Bailey and Washington State WR Marquess Wilson managed jumps of 34 1/2 inches. Texas Christian WR Josh Boyce had a 34-inch jump, while Elon WR Aaron Mellette, Southern California WR Robert Woods, Eastern Washington WR Brandon Kaufman, Lehigh WR Ryan Spadola, Oklahoma WR Kenny Stills, Cincinnati WR Kenbrell Thompkins and Baylor WR Lanear Sampson each checked in with a 33 1/2-inch jump. Jacksonville State WR Alan Bonner and Louisiana Tech WR Quinton Patton had a 33-inch jump, Duke WR Conner Vernon and Baylor WR Terrance Williams had a 32 1/2-inch jump, while Southern Methodist WR Darius Johnson, Syracuse WR Alec Lemon and South Carolina WR Ace Sanders had 32-inch jumps. Virginia Tech WR Corey Fuller had a 31 1/2-inch leap, while Arkansas WR Cobi Hamilton rounded out the group with a 29 1/2-inch leap.

WR | Ryan Swope | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Texas A&M WR Ryan Swope managed a 37-inch vertical leap at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24.

WR | DeAndre Hopkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins, Western Kentucky WR Tyrone Goard and Missouri WR T.J. Moe registered 36-inch vertical leaps at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24.

WR | Marquise Goodwin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Texas WR Marquise Goodwin just missed the NFL Scouting Combine record Sunday, Feb. 24, when he posted a 4.27-second time in the 40-yard dash. Multiple scouts from the same team clocked Goodwin at 4.19 seconds. The NFL credits Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson as the record holder at 4.24 seconds.

WR | Keenan Allen | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
California WR Keenan Allen (knee) did not participate in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. His absence was expected, as he recovers from a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

WR | Mario Manningham | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said WR Mario Manningham (knee) likely will not be ready for the start of training camp.

WR | Greg Jennings | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers are still considering the possibility of placing the franchise tag on impending free-agent WR Greg Jennings this offseason.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said the team will not release WR Miles Austin this offseason. The team may ask Austin to restructure his contract in order to create some salary cap space.

WR | David Nelson | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the Buffalo Bills will not tender an offer to restricted free-agent WR David Nelson, which would make him an unrestricted free agent.


Tight End

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Chicago Bears could be interested in TE Jermichael Finley if he's cut by the Green Bay Packers.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Gosder Cherilus | Free Agent | Free Agents
Detroit Lions impending free-agent OT Gosder Cherilus went to Germany to get treatment on his knee which took blood out of his body, incubated it, and injected it back into his body, according to sources. Cherilus has denied going to Germany and receiving the treatment.

OT | Luke Joeckel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs are believed to be high on Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel and could consider taking him with their first-round pick. The team may tip their hand in terms of their first pick if they allow impending free-agent OT Branden Albert to leave in free agency.


Defensive Line

DL | Sam Montgomery | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State DE Sam Montgomery posted a time of 4.68 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Star Lotulelei | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Utah DT Star Lotulelei (heart) has been told he can continue working out on his own, according to a person informed of the conversations between doctors and Lotulelei, after withdrawing from the NFL Scouting Combine because of an abnormal heart exam. The person said it's hoped that it's not a heart condition but rather dehydration, too much sodium in his diet or rapid weight loss in a short timeframe that prompted tests to reveal his heart wasn't pumping at full capacity. Lotulelei dropped almost 10 pounds in three days recently, in part because of the hectic schedule of traveling to the combine. Lotulelei did not fail his physical but rather was given an incomplete designation pending a consultation with a specialist.

DT | Brandon Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Missouri Southern State DT Brandon Williams posted a time of 5.25 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

DT | Sylvester Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
North Carolina DT Sylvester Williams posted a time of 4.93 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

DT | Akeem Spence | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Illinois DT Akeem Spence posted a time of 5.13 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

DT | Sheldon Richardson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson posted a time of 4.97 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

DT | Sharrif Floyd | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida DT Sharrif Floyd is a possibility for the Philadelphia Eagles with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft.

DT | Johnathan Hankins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ohio State DT Johnathan Hankins posted a time of 5.13 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

DT | Kawann Short | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Purdue DT Kawann Short measured in at 6-foot-2 7/8, 299 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

DT | John Jenkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Georgia DT John Jenkins measured in at 6-foot-4, 359 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Defensive End

DE | Damontre Moore | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Texas A&M DE Damontre Moore posted a time of 4.87 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

DE | Bjoern Werner | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida State DE Bjoern Werner posted a time of 4.79 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

DE | Corey Lemonier | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Auburn DE Corey Lemonier is considered a second- or third-round prospect at outside linebacker in the NFL Draft.

DE | Ezekiel Ansah | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah posted unofficial times of 4.62 and 4.65 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

DE | Datone Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
UCLA DE Datone Jones currently has a second-round grade, according to NFL Draft analyst Mike Mayock; however, his value could also be on the rise.

DE | Dion Jordan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Oregon DE Dion Jordan posted a time of 4.53 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

DE | Margus Hunt | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Southern Methodist DE Margus Hunt posted a time of 4.60 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Linebacker

LB | Anthony Spencer | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys met with the agent for impending free-agent LB Anthony Spencer at the NFL Scouting Combine. The team has not made a decision on whether they will franchise Spencer for the second straight year. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones acknowledged what Spencer wants is more than what the Cowboys want to spend.

LB | Barkevious Mingo | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State LB Barkevious Mingo is regarded as a late first-round draft pick, according to NFL Draft analyst Mike Mayock.

LB | Manti Te'o | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o is not expected to last past the bottom portion of the first round in the NFL Draft. The Cincinnati Bengals would likely select Te'o if he is still available at No. 21 overall. "Unbelievable kid," said one interviewer for a team when asked to describe Te'o. "Everybody in our room fell in love with him."

LB | Jarvis Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Georgia LB Jarvis Jones said he has been examined by doctors at the NFL Scouting Combine and has checked out fine in regards to his spinal stenosis. "I don't have any contusions on it. I didn't have a bunch of MRIs or anything like that. I only had one incident of having a stinger at USC in 2009 and I haven't had any symptoms after that," Jones said.


Cornerback

CB | Mike Jenkins | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys met with the agent for impending free-agent CB Mike Jenkins at the NFL Scouting Combine.

CB | Dee Milliner | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions could select Alabama CB Dee Milliner (shoulder) with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, as they have a need at cornerback. Milliner, who will have surgery to repair a torn labrum, put off the surgery until after the NFL Scouting Combine so he could solidify his position as the draft's top cornerback. If Milliner were the pick, he could conceivably start from Day One if the team does not re-sign impending free-agent CB Chris Houston or go for another cornerback in free agency.

CB | Chris Houston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have not outwardly expressed their interest in re-signing impending free-agent CBs Chris Houston or Jacob Lacey.

CB | Johnthan Banks | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Mississippi State CB Johnthan Banks measured in at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

CB | Desmond Trufant | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Washington CB Desmond Trufant measured in at 5-foot-11 5/8, 190 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

CB | Xavier Rhodes | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes measured in at 6-foot-1 1/2, 210 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

CB | Sean Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have had contract talks with impending free-agent CB Sean Smith's representatives over the last few days but there is still a gap between the two sides.


Safety

S | Matt Elam | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Florida SS Matt Elam measured in at 5-foot-9 7/8, 208 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

S | Kenny Vaccaro | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Texas FS Kenny Vaccaro measured in at 6-foot, 214 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Strong Safety

SS | Jonathan Cyprien | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida Internationals SS Jonathan Cyprien measured in at 6-foot 1/4, 217 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

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