Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 12, 2013 @ 09:15:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jeff Tuel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are scheduled to meet with Washington State QB Jeff Tuel Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9.

QB | David Garrard | Free Agent | Transaction
The New York Jets signed QB David Garrard (Dolphins) Monday, Mar. 11. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

QB | Caleb Hanie | Free Agent | Transaction
The Denver Broncos released QB Caleb Hanie Monday, Mar. 11.

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles worked out West Virginia QB Geno Smith Monday, Mar. 11.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said QB Mark Sanchez has shown he can be successful but needs to be more consistent with his play next season. "He's proven he can play at a winning level, at a high level. ... Now his challenge is, and our challenge is, playing at that level on a much more consistent basis," Mornhinweg said.


Running Back

RB | Curtis Brinkley | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Curtis Brinkley is not expected to be tendered Tuesday, March 12, making him an unrestricted free agent.

RB | LaRod Stephens-Howling | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers have had preliminary discussions with free-agent running backs, but free-agent RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (Cardinals) is not one of them.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Arizona Cardinals are interested in impending free-agent RB Rashard Mendenhall (Steelers). The Cardinals have competition, as the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins are also said to be interested.

RB | Jonathan Dwyer | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer signed his sixth-round tender Monday, March 11, for $1.323 million. Dwyer did not want to wait, and wanted to prove a point.

RB | Steven Jackson | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to upgrade their running game this offseason, and reportedly covet free-agent RB Steven Jackson (Rams).

RB | Leon Washington | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks are working on reconfiguring their salary cap and budget for 2013 following their acquisition Monday, March 11, of WR Percy Harvin. As a result, they're trying to trade RB/KR Leon Washington to clear cap space.

RB | Reggie Bush | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions have significant interest in free-agent RB Reggie Bush (Dolphins).

RB | Foswhitt Whittaker | Free Agent | Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals have released RB Foswhitt Whittaker.

RB | Beanie Wells | Free Agent | Transaction, Breaking, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells said on his Twitter page that he will be released by the Cardinals.

RB | Ryan Torain | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
New York Giants impending restricted free agent RB Ryan Torain did not receive a tender, but the Giants would like to bring him back in 2013.

RB | Andre Brown | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
New York Giants owner John Mara said RB Andre Brown will receive a second-round tender Monday, Mar. 11.

RB | David Wilson | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The New York Giants intend to split carries between RBs Andre Brown and David Wilson in 2013.


Fullback

FB | Richard Brockel | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers have tendered an offer to exclusive rights free-agent FB Richard Brockel.


Wide Receiver

WR | Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | Transaction
Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss restructured his contract and saved the team $2 million in cap space.

WR | David Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens re-signed restricted free agent WR/KR David Reed to a two-year, $2.5 million contract that includes a $500,000 signing bonus.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the snag in talks with the New York Giants and restricted free agent WR Victor Cruz is that he wants to be paid like a No. 1 receiver.

WR | Greg Jennings | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Indianapolis Colts have not expressed an interest in free-agent WR Greg Jennings (Packers), according to a source.

WR | Danny Amendola | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens are expected to pursue free-agent WR Danny Amendola (Rams), and they have expressed some interest, according to two sources.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens have WR Jacoby Jones under contract for 2013 provided they pick up his $1 million roster bonus March 16. There is every indication they will do so, especially after they traded WR Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers Monday, March 11.

WR | Anquan Boldin | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin needs to pass a physical before his trade from the Baltimore Ravens becomes complete. He is in the western African nation of Senegal on a mission with Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald and Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White.

WR | Marquess Wilson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots are scheduled to conduct private workouts with Washington State QB Jeff Tuel and WR Marquess Wilson Friday, March 22.

WR | Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are shopping WR Arrelious Benn. Benn was a second-round pick in 2010.

WR | Percy Harvin | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks likely will use WR Percy Harvin as the slot receiver with WRs Sidney Rice and Golden Tate on the outside in three-receiver sets.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said he expects WR Santonio Holmes (foot) to be healthy before training camp.

WR | Brandon Banks | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins will not tender restricted free-agent WR Brandon Banks a contract, and he'll become an unrestricted free agent.


Tight End

TE | Randy McMichael | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers released TE Randy McMichael. The move saves the team $1.5 million in cap space.

TE | Tom Crabtree | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers will not tender restricted free agent TE Tom Crabtree a contract, and he'll become an unrestricted free agent.

TE | John Carlson | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson restructured his contract but will still receive his $1.2 million guarantee and can earn up to $3 million via workout incentives.

TE | Anthony Fasano | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders might consider free-agent TE Anthony Fasano (Dolphins) or former Raiders TE and free-agent TE Kevin Boss (Chiefs).

TE | Kevin Boss | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders might consider free-agent TE Anthony Fasano (Dolphins) or former Raiders TE and free-agent TE Kevin Boss (Chiefs).

TE | Richard Gordon | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Oakland Raiders management do not view backup TEs David Ausberry and Richard Gordon as starting material, so the team is expected to pursue a free-agent replacement to serve as starter.

TE | Dennis Pitta | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens have offered restricted free-agent TE Dennis Pitta the second-round tender.

TE | Jared Cook | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns have contacted the representatives for free-agent TE Jared Cook (Titans) to express their interest in Cook.


Place Kicker

PK | Jason Hanson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent PK Jason Hanson wants to return for another year with the Detroit Lions and hopes to agree on a deal.

PK | Nick Folk | New York Jets | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Jets special teams coach Ben Kotwica said he is not sure if the team will be re-signing free-agent PK Nick Folk this offseason.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Phil Loadholt | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears are targeting free-agent RT Phil Loadholt (Vikings).

OT | Jake Long | Free Agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have yet to make an offer to free-agent OT Jake Long (Dolphins).

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs) visited the San Diego Chargers over the weekend.

OT | Jason Fox | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have placed an original-round tender on restricted free-agent OT Jason Fox Monday, Mar. 11.

OT | Troy Kropog | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings are expected to tender offers to exclusive rights free-agent OT Troy Kropog and SS Andrew Sendejo. Both are expected to receive one-year deals worth $630,000 when they sign their tenders.

OT | Austin Howard | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets have offered restricted free-agent OT Austin Howard the second-round tender.


Guard

OG | Steve Hutchinson | Retired | Transaction
Tennessee Titans OT Steve Hutchinson has decided to announce his retirement Tuesday, March 12.

OG | Willie Colon | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Depth Chart Tidbit
The future of Pittsburgh Steelers OL Willie Colon is uncertain after the team signed OG Ramon Foster to a three-year contract Monday, March 11. However, the agent for Colon said he had not heard from the team on any plans to release his client.

OG | Evan Dietrich-Smith | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers have offered restricted free-agent C Evan Dietrich-Smith the lowest tender. The team would not receive any compensation if they lost him this offseason.


Defensive Line

DL | Sione Pouha | Free Agent | Transaction
The New York Jets released DL Sione Pouha and saved $3.8 million in cap space.

DL | Elvis Dumervil | Denver Broncos | Free Agents, Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has been recruiting free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts), who could replace DE Elvis Dumervil if he's cut.

DL | Vaughn Martin | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have opened talks to re-sign free-agent DE Vaughn Martin.

DL | Aubrayo Franklin | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers expressed an interested in keeping impending free-agent NT Aubrayo Franklin, a league source said Monday, March 11.

DL | Arthur Jones | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens have tendered an offer to restricted free-agent DE Arthur Jones. The level of the tender is not known at this point.

DL | Jason Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DL Jason Jones (Titans) is believed to be on the top of the Detroit Lions' wish list once free agency begins.

DL | Desmond Bryant | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars have shown interest in free-agent DL Desmond Bryant (Raiders).

DL | Michael Bennett | Free Agent | Free Agents
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free agent DE Michael Bennett misspoke when he said he would give the team a chance to match any offer he receives in free agency. The Buccaneers are not expected to match what Bennett could receive on the open market.

DL | William Hayes | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions will actively pursue free-agent DE William Hayes (Rams) when free agency begins. Hayes could compete for a starting defensive end job if he signed with the team.

DL | Adam Carriker | Washington Redskins | Transaction
Washington Redskins DE Adam Carriker has agreed to restructure his contract, which will give the Redskins some salary cap space.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff has agreed to terms on a restructured contract Monday, Mar. 11, that will save the team $2 million.

DL | Ian Williams | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers have signed DT Ian Williams to a two-year contract extension worth $3.2 million. The deal includes a $1 million signing bonus.


Defensive End

DE | Cliff Avril | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts are rumored to be the favorites to sign free-agent DL Cliff Avril (Lionts).

DE | Dwight Freeney | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has been recruiting free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts), who could replace DE Elvis Dumervil if he's cut.


Linebacker

LB | James Anderson | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers will release LB James Anderson Tuesday, March 12.

LB | D.J. Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders could show interest in free-agent LB D.J. Williams (Broncos) during free agency.

LB | Dan Connor | Free Agent | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys have released LB Dan Connor. The team will save at least $3 million in salary cap space because of the move.


Cornerback

CB | Aqib Talib | Free Agent | Free Agents
Some around the league believe the Washington Redskins could make a run at free-agent CB Aqib Talib (Patriots). Talib's former head coach in Tampa, Raheem Morris, is Washington's defensive backs coach.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Fantasy
Updating an ongoing story, the New York Jets are poised to trade CB Darrelle Revis in an attempt to rebuild the franchise.

CB | Sam Shields | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers placed a second-round tender on restricted free agent DB Sam Shields.

CB | Cortez Allen | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit
The Pittsburgh Steelers feel CB Cortez Allen is ready to be a starter, which is why they are willing to let impending free-agent CB Keenan Lewis walk when the market opens Tuesday, March 12.

CB | A.J. Jefferson | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions could get into the mix for Minnesota Vikings restricted free-agent CB A.J. Jefferson, who was low-tendered by the team and would not require any compensation if the Vikings decided not to match an offer sheet.

CB | Antoine Cason | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions remain interested in impending free-agent CB Antoine Cason (Chargers), who might be added to replace impending free-agent CB Chris Houston if they are unable to retain him.

CB | Greg Toler | Free Agent | Free Agents
There was an errant report stating the Arizona Cardinals had re-signed free-agent CB Greg Toler, but he remains a free agent likely to hit the open market.

CB | Sean Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers have expressed interest in free-agent CB Sean Smith (Dolphins) because they are looking to add a bigger cornerback this offseason.

CB | Marcus Sherels | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have tendered an offer to exclusive rights free-agent CB Marcus Sherels. He will receive a one-year deal worth $555,000 when he signs the tender.

CB | Stephon Gilmore | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said CB Stephon Gilmore will be the team's starting right cornerback next season.

CB | Leodis McKelvin | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said CB Leodis McKelvin will compete for the starting left cornerback job next season.

CB | Orlando Scandrick | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick has agreed to restructure his contract, which will allow the Cowboys to create some salary cap space.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Free Agent | Transaction
The Washington Redskins have released CB DeAngelo Hall.


Strong Safety

SS | Dashon Goldson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams are believed to be looking to acquire two safeties, either in free agency or the draft. They aren't expected to pursue free-agent S Dashon Goldson (49ers), who could make $7-8 million per season.

SS | Gerald Sensabaugh | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent SS Gerald Sensabaugh (Cowboys) had a two-day visit with the Arizona Cardinals which ended Monday, March 11. He left without a deal, and has other visits lined up.


Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The San Francisco 49ers could pursue free-agent S Ed Reed (Ravens) this offseason.

FS | Rashad Johnson | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals re-signed free-agent FS Rashad Johnson (Cardinals) to a three-year contract Monday, March 11.

FS | Colt Anderson | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed restricted free-agent FS Colt Anderson to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

FS | Stevie Brown | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
New York Giants owner John Mara said S Stevie Brown will receive a second-round tender Monday, Mar. 11.

FS | Darian Stewart | St. Louis Rams | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have are expected to tender an offer to restricted free-agent FS Darian Stewart before the start of free agency.

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