Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 26, 2013 @ 09:57:02 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden said he believes he could beat any competition the team adds for the starting quarterback job next season.

QB | Carson Palmer | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Oakland Raiders would like to restructure QB Carson Palmer's contract and reduce the $13 million he is scheduled to make next season.

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.


Running Back

RB | Steven Jackson | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons are rumored to be the front runners to sign free-agent RB Steven Jackson (Rams).

RB | Christine Michael | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Arizona Cardinals interviewed Texas A&M RB Christine Michael at the NFL Draft Combine.

RB | Kendall Hunter | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles'), WR Kyle Williams (knee) and DE Justin Smith (triceps) are expected to be ready for the start of training camp.


Wide Receiver

WR | Steve Breaston | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys are interested in free-agent WR Steve Breaston (Chiefs).

WR | Brandon Gibson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams are interested in re-signing free-agent WR Brandon Gibson, but he will likely have a better opportunity and make more money elsewhere. The team is committed to their younger receivers, and he wouldn't likely be higher than No. 4 on the depth chart.

WR | Wes Welker | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New England Patriots have begun talking about a contract extension with WR Wes Welker. These negotiations are independent of the negotiations with QB Tom Brady that led to a deal, but that contract freed up $15 million and gave both sides more room to work with in these talks.

WR | Kyle Williams | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles'), WR Kyle Williams (knee) and DE Justin Smith (triceps) are expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to see re-signing impending free-agent WR Ted Ginn Jr. as a priority this offseason because WR Kyle Williams and RB LaMichael James can return punts.

WR | Ramses Barden | Free Agent | Free Agents
Jeff Sperbeck, agent for New York Giants impending free-agent WR Ramses Barden, said the Giants have interest in re-signing Barden but will allow him to test free agency.

WR | Mike Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers met with Hadley Engelhard, agent for WR Mike Williams, at the NFL Scouting Combine and it was described as a very productive meeting. The team is interested in signing Williams to a contract extension.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm) underwent surgery last week for an infection in the same forearm he broke in the playoffs. The infection was caught early enough that he likely will not miss extended time. Gronkowski is expected to be ready for training camp.

TE | Zach Ertz | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The San Francisco 49ers could consider taking Stanford TE Zach Ertz with their first-round draft choice if he is available when they pick.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Robert Turner | Free Agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have met with free-agent DE William Hayes and free-agent OL Robert Turner and want to re-sign them.

OT | Jermon Bushrod | Free Agent | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent OT Jermon Bushrod said there have not been any serious talks with the team about a new contract but he expects talks to become more serious in the near future.

OT | Doug Free | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team has consider moving OT Doug Free to guard next season but is not ruling out Free staying at offensive tackle.

OT | Dallas Thomas | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Tennessee OT Dallas Thomas measured in at 6-foot-5, 306 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Defensive Line

DL | William Hayes | Free Agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have met with free-agent DE William Hayes and free-agent OL Robert Turner and want to re-sign them.

DL | Justin Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles'), WR Kyle Williams (knee) and DE Justin Smith (triceps) are expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

DL | Terrance Knighton | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles could show interest in Jacksonville Jaguars impending free-agent DT Terrance Knighton because they will be looking to add nose tackle for their 3-4 defensive alignment.

DL | Mike Patterson | Free Agent | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have released DT Mike Patterson.

DL | Cornelius Washington | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Georgia LB Cornelius Washington ran the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Cullen Jenkins | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DL Cullen Jenkins (Eagles) is not likely to return to the Packers after being cut by the Eagles Monday, Feb. 25, according to Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press Gazette. Vandermause points out Packers general manager Ted Thompson let Jenkins go in free agency two years ago, and that Thompson historically does not sign 32-year- old players. Vandermause also suggests the team will likely look to fill their need on the defensive line with a younger player.


Linebacker

LB | Manti Te'o | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o blamed a slow 40-yard dash time on NFL Scouting Combine-related stress, and said he expects to have an improved time at his Pro Day. "I was running near a 4.6, a 4.5," Te'o told NFL Network after officially clocking a 4.82-second 40-yard dash. "Today was just a long, long day."

LB | Kevin Minter | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Chicago Bears may find a better fit to draft at linebacker than Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o, according to Michael Wright of ESPN Chicago. While Te'o may appear to be a fit, Georgia LB Alec Ogletree and LSU LB Kevin Minter may be better fits for the Bears new defensive system that will play a Tampa-2.

LB | Desmond Bishop | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Desmond Bishop (hamstring) should be ready for organized team activities and minicamp this offseason, according to his agent, Blake Baratz. "He's been rehabbing daily, getting the strength back in his quads and his legs," said Baratz. "I think he's 85, 90 percent. I'd have to ask him but he's getting there. He's getting there. I think he'll be fully cleared for all of the off-season stuff."

LB | A.J. Klein | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Updatng a previous report, Iowa State LB A.J. Klein (knee) said on his Twitter page that he did not suffer a serious injury at the NFL Scouting Combine and expects to participate in drills at his Pro Day.

LB | Jarvis Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Georgia LB Jarvis Jones measured in at 6-foot-2, 245 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

LB | Kevin Reddick | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
North Carolina LB Kevin Reddick ran the 40-yard dash in 4.72 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

LB | Khaseem Greene | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene and Florida State LB Nick Moody ran the 40-yard dash in 4.71 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

LB | Sio Moore | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Connecticut LB Sio Moore ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

LB | Jamie Collins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Southern Miss LB Jamie Collins ran the 40-yard dash in 4.64 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

LB | Jon Bostic | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Florida LB Jon Bostic ran the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

LB | Zaviar Gooden | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Missouri LB Zaviar Gooden ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine, which was the quickest among the linebackers.


Cornerback

CB | Tyrann Mathieu | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
Former LSU CB Tyrann Mathieu ran a 4.43, unofficially, in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings no longer want CB Antoine Winfield to serve as a full-time player. The team wants to go with CBs Josh Robinson and Chris Cook with Winfield in the slot in the nickel defense.

CB | Aqib Talib | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots could use the transition tag on free-agent CB Aqib Talib. It would save the team about $1.7 million.

CB | Bradley Fletcher | Free Agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams will not re-sign free-agent CB Bradley Fletcher.


Strong Safety

SS | Dashon Goldson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers are leaning toward not placing the franchise tag on impending free-agent SS Dashon Goldson this offseason. The team may not be able to re-sign Goldson if he hits the free-agent market.

SS | Jonathan Cyprien | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Florida International SS Jonathan Cyprien (hamstring) has been diagnosed with a hamstring strain but will still run at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Free Safety

FS | Rashad Johnson | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns could show interest in Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent FS Rashad Johnson when free agency begins. Johnson played well under former Cardinals, and current Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton.

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