Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 1, 2013 @ 09:50:02 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | David Garrard | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets are nearing a deal with free-agent QB David Garrard (Dolphins).

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers are likely to extend QB Aaron Rodgers' and LB Clay Matthews' contracts before the season.

QB | G.J. Kinne | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with free-agent QB G.J. Kinne (Jets). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Arizona Cardinals could show interest in Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel if he is released but would also like to keep QB Kevin Kolb on the roster because head coach Bruce Arians likes him. Cassel likely would not be able to win the starting job because his struggles with deep passes would not fit the team's new offensive system.

QB | John Parker Wilson | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers claimed QB John Parker Wilson off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Feb. 28.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have not approached QB Philip Rivers about restructuring his contract.

QB | Charlie Batch | Free Agent | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent QB Charlie Batch said he expects to re-sign with the team this offseason and has not received any indication that the team does not want him back.

QB | Brian Hoyer | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
Arizona Cardinals QB Brian Hoyer will be a restricted free agent this offseason and can receive a tender offer from the team. It was originally believed that he would be an unrestricted free agent.


Running Back

RB | Michael Turner | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Jets could be interested in free-agent DE John Abraham (Falcons), but RB Michael Turner (Falcons) isn't a fit.


Fullback

FB | E. Alex Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns are unlikely to re-sign TE Benjamin Watson and FB/TE E. Alex Smith.

FB | Corey McIntyre | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills have expressed interest in re-signing impending free-agent FB Corey McIntyre but he wants to test the free-agent market before making a decision.


Wide Receiver

WR | Joshua Cribbs | Free Agent | Free Agents
Peter Shaffer, agent for Cleveland Browns impending free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs said he has been in constant contact with the Browns about a possible contract. Shaffer believes there would be a strong market for Cribbs if he becomes a free agent.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin restructured his contract Thursday, Feb. 28, to help get the Cowboys under the NFL salary cap. Austin did not take a pay cut, but did shift some of his base salary to a signing bonus.

WR | Ramses Barden | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Giants impending free-agent WR Ramses Barden said it would "probably be best" to play elsewhere next season.

WR | Danny Amendola | Free Agent | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola is likely heading to free agency. The Rams have a value set on him, and he will look to beat that number in free agency.

WR | Steve Breaston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers will bring in free-agent WR Steve Breaston (Chiefs) for a visit in the near future.


Tight End

TE | Benjamin Watson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns are unlikely to re-sign TE Benjamin Watson and FB/TE E. Alex Smith.

TE | Martellus Bennett | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Giants impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett indicated on his Twitter page that he is not receiving a lot of interest from the Giants at this point and believes the team has higher priorities. The team would like to re-sign Bennett but it would have to be at a reasonable price.

TE | Brandon Barden | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans TE Brandon Barden was arrested for driving under the influence Saturday, Feb. 23. Barden was later released on bond.


Place Kicker

PK | Rob Bironas | Tennessee Titans | Draft, Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans could consider taking a kicker in the 2013 NFL Draft if they are not able to re-sign impending free-agent PK Rob Bironas.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Corey Hilliard | Detroit Lions | Transaction
The Detroit Lions signed OT Corey Hilliard to a two-year contract extension. He is expected to compete for the starting right tackle job.

OT | Jordan Gross | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said OT Jordan Gross (ankle) recently underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle.

OT | Terron Armstead | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Arkansas-Pine Bluff OT Terron Armstead may take part in tight end drills during his Pro Day because teams will want to see him in those drills.

OT | Branden Albert | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs could consider taking University of Alabama CB Dee Milliner with the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft if they are able to re-sign impending free-agent OT Branden Albert this offseason.


Guard

OG | Kory Lichtensteiger | Washington Redskins | Free Agents
Washington Redskins impending free-agent OG Kory Lichtensteiger would like to return to the team, but with 19 expiring contracts, and needs elsewhere on the roster, it may be tough for the team to bring him back.

OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
Dallas Cowboys OG Mackenzy Bernadeau has agreed to restructure his contract, which will create salary cap space for the team.


Defensive Line

DL | John Abraham | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Jets could be interested in free-agent DE John Abraham (Falcons), but RB Michael Turner (Falcons) isn't a fit.

DL | Dwan Edwards | Free Agent | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent DT Dwan Edwards said he would like to re-sign with the team this offseason. General manager David Gettleman and head coach Ron Rivera have expressed interest in re-signing Edwards.

DL | Ricky Jean-Francois | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers have not made any progress in contract talks with impending free-agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois.

DL | Roy Miller | Free Agent | Free Agents
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent DT Roy Miller will test the market after contract talks broke off between he and the team. Both sides are reportedly far apart in terms of what Miller is worth. "Roy is excited to see what's out there for him in free agency," said his agent, Mike McCartney. "He has a lot to offer after an excellent season, helping a team that was last against the run (in 2011) go to No. 1 against the run last season."


Defensive Tackle

DT | Armond Armstead | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit
The New England Patriots could use DL Armond Armstead at defensive end and defensive tackle next season. Armstead is expected to be a factor as an interior pass rusher in sub packages.

DT | Cullen Jenkins | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DT Cullen Jenkins has only made one visit so far, meeting with the New York Giants, but he is drawing interest from other NFL teams.


Linebacker

LB | Stewart Bradley | Free Agent | Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals released LB Stewart Bradley.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers are likely to extend QB Aaron Rodgers' and LB Clay Matthews' contracts before the season.

LB | Manti Te'o | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets will not consider taking Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o if he is available when they draft in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, according to a source. Senior personnel executive Terry Bradway said in an interview that Te'o's play in the National Championship game and his off-field problems scare some people. "He's a good football player," Bradway said. "I know a lot of us gave him pretty good grades, but when you look at the Alabama game and you look at what's happened since, it just scares you a little bit. ... It has caused everybody to go back and re-watch and see what we have here. It's going to be interesting to see where he's drafted."

LB | Alec Ogletree | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Georgia LB Alec Ogletree said teams wanted to talk to him about his recent driving under the influence arrest at the NFL Scouting Combine and that the interviews were a balance between his off-field issues and football. "It was pretty much 50-50," Ogletree said. "They asked me, 'Why should we believe you?' and stuff like that. Once I gave them an answer, they took what they needed from me and basically moved to the football aspect." Ogletree said some teams wanted to go more in-depth about the arrest than other teams.

LB | Ray Lewis | Retired | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have placed C Matt Birk and LB Ray Lewis on the Reserve/Retired list.

LB | Sean Porter | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Chicago Bears met with Texas A&M LB Sean Porter at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Cornerback

CB | William Gay | Free Agent | Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals released CB William Gay.

CB | Dunta Robinson | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons cut DE John Abraham and CB Dunta Robinson.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Fantasy
The New York Jets could be pushing to trade CB Darrelle Revis to avoid the possibility of him signing with the New England Patriots after the season.

CB | Chris Houston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions briefly talked with the representatives for impending free-agent CB Chris Houston at the NFL Scouting Combine.

CB | Cary Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent CB Cary Williams said he does not think he is a priority for the team this offseason because of the depth they have at cornerback. Williams has been told re-signing QB Joe Flacco and LB Dannell Ellerbe are the team's priorities this offseason. Williams said he is still interested in re-signing with the team.

CB | Brandon Carr | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr has agreed to restructure his contract, which will create $10.5 million in salary cap space for the team.

CB | Dee Milliner | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs could consider taking University of Alabama CB Dee Milliner with the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft if they are able to re-sign impending free-agent OT Branden Albert this offseason.


Free Safety

FS | Rahim Moore | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Denver Broncos are sticking with FS Rahim Moore in 2013, regardless of his mistake in the team's playoff game that cost the team the game. The team's vice president of football operations, John Elway, said Moore made great progress in 2012 and should continue that trend in 2013.

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