Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 15, 2013 @ 09:29:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Kevin Kolb | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, free-agent QB Kevin Kolb (Cardinals) could return, as the team left the door open for his return.

QB | Matt Cassel | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel signed a one-year deal worth $4 million.

QB | Christian Ponder | Minnesota Vikings | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel is expected to compete with QB Christian Ponder for the starting quarterback job next season.

QB | Jason Campbell | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns have expressed some interest in free-agent QB Jason Campbell (Bears), but it does not appear like an agreement is a strong possibility at this point.

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are set to meet with West Virginia QB Geno Smith on Friday, Mar. 22.


Running Back

RB | Steven Jackson | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson has run for 2,172 yards after contact over the past four seasons. Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (2,918 yards) is the only player with more yards after contact in that same span.

RB | Mike Goodson | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets RB Mike Goodson is expected to have a significant role with the team. He could potentially be the team's starting running back in 2013. RBs Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight do not have experience as every-down backs, and the Jets feel Goodson was one of the top sleepers in free agency.

RB | Justin Forsett | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Justin Forsett (Texans) is scheduled to visit the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday, March 15.

RB | Le'Veon Bell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers met with Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell Thursday, March 14, according to a source.

RB | Leon Washington | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Updating a previous item, the New England Patriots signed RB Leon Washington to an undisclosed one-year deal.

RB | Darius Reynaud | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with free-agent RB Darius Reynaud (Titans) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

RB | Beanie Wells | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Steelers put free-agent RB Beanie Wells (Cardinals) through a physical during his visit Wednesday, March 13.


Wide Receiver

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents, Fantasy
Restricted free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders (Steelers) is visiting the New England Patriots Friday, March 15. The Patriots could sign him to an offer sheet that the Steelers could have trouble matching with their salary cap situation.

WR | Donald Jones | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have signed free-agent WR Donald Jones (Bills) to an undisclosed deal.

WR | Louis Murphy | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Louis Murphy (Panthers) is visiting the New York Giants Friday, March 15.

WR | Denard Robinson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Michigan QB Denard Robinson worked out at Michigan's Pro Day mostly as a running back and a return specialist. Robinson ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free agent WR Ted Ginn Jr. (49ers) is scheduled to visit the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals would be a homecoming for Ginn Jr. as he went to high school and college in Ohio.

WR | Kevin Ogletree | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed WR Kevin Ogletree (Cowboys) Thursday, Mar. 14. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Mike Wallace | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace will have a salary cap figure of only $3.2 million in 2013, but his 2014 cap number will go up to $17.2 million. His 2014 base salary of $15 million is fully guaranteed. His cap number in 2015 is scheduled to be $12.05 million while his 2016 and 2017 cap number will be $13.65 million.

WR | Wes Welker | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The New England Patriots signed WR Danny Amendola Tuesday, March 12, and allowed Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker to leave Wednesday, March 13. The team did not wait to see what Welker was going to decide, so they brought in Amendola.


Tight End

TE | Dustin Keller | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins agreed to terms with TE Dustin Keller (Jets) on a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

TE | Dennis Pitta | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent TE Dennis Pitta has been getting preliminary inquiries from more than one team, according to league sources.

TE | Tony Moeaki | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said TE Tony Moeaki (knee) will be ready for offseason workouts in May. Reid indicated the team will using a lot of two-tight end sets with Moeaki and TE Anthony Fasano next season.

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed free-agent TE Tony Gonzalez to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Doug Free | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free's roster spot is safe for now, according to a source.

OT | Geoff Schwartz | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs are nearing a deal with free-agent OT Geoff Schwartz (Vikings).

OT | Jake Long | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins are making a strong push to re-sign free-agent OT Jake Long.

OT | Jeff Backus | Retired | Transaction
Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus has decided to retire from professional football.

OT | David Diehl | New York Giants | Transaction
New York Giants OT David Diehl has taken a pay cut and will return in 2013. Terms of the pay cut were not available.


Guard

OG | Lance Louis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have had visits with free-agent LB Thomas Howard (Bengals) and OG Lance Louis (Bears).

OG | Willie Colon | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OG Willie Colon (Steelers) would have accepted a pay cut from the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the Steelers never offered the option to him.

OG | Chance Warmack | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to meet with University of Alabama OG Chance Warmack at some point before the 2013 NFL Draft.


Defensive Line

DL | Matt Shaughnessy | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
Free-agent DE Matt Shaughnessy (Raiders) may visit the Philadelphia Eagles if he fails to sign a contract during either of his two scheduled visits. He is slated to meet with the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans.

DL | Ricky Jean-Francois | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with free-agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois (49ers) on a four-year deal worth $22 million.

DL | Ahtyba Rubin | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns chief executive officer Joe Banner said the team is not considering trading DT Ahtyba Rubin or DT Phil Taylor. Head coach Rob Chudzinski said one of them will play the nose tackle and the other will play defensive end.

DL | Phil Taylor | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns chief executive officer Joe Banner said the team is not considering trading DT Ahtyba Rubin or DT Phil Taylor. Head coach Rob Chudzinski said one of them will play the nose tackle and the other will play defensive end.

DL | Dwan Edwards | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DT Dwan Edwards (Panthers) said the Carolina Panthers have offered him a one-year deal but that he is considering other offers as well. The Panthers could consider offering Edwards a multi-year deal because he has received other multi-year deals.

DL | Richard Seymour | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos could show interest in free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts), DT Richard Seymour (Raiders) and LB Connor Barwin (Texans) this offseason.


Defensive End

DE | Dwight Freeney | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, the New England Patriots will meet with free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) Friday, March 15.

DE | John Abraham | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New England Patriots will host free-agent DE John Abraham (Falcons) for a visit Friday, March 15.

DE | Michael Bennett | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with free-agent DE Michael Bennett (Buccaneers) on a one-year deal worth $5 million.

DE | Bruce Irvin | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the team will use DEs Chris Clemons, Cliff Avril and Bruce Irvin on third downs and defensive sub packages. He said they will all see time to make sure they are fresh later in the game.


Linebacker

LB | Antwan Barnes | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets are hoping to sign free-agent LB Antwan Barnes (Chargers) to a contract Friday, March 15.

LB | James Harrison | Free Agent | Free Agents
The agent for free-agent LB James Harrison (Steelers), Bill Parise, said he will talk with Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome Saturday, March 16, about his client. "Their timeline is a little slower at this point, but Ozzie's going to have to sign at least a couple of linebackers," Parise said. "I know where we stand. He's made it clear that there's interest from the Ravens, and we have an interest. We would like that very much for James to wind up with a great organization like the Ravens. So, we'll wait and see where it goes."

LB | Nick Roach | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms with free-agent LB Nick Roach (Bears), according to a league source. The deal is believed to be in the range of three to four years at $3 million to $4 million a year.

LB | Jasper Brinkley | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals have signed free-agent LB Jasper Brinkley (Vikings) to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

LB | Victor Butler | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints would be interested in signing free-agent LB Victor Butler (Cowboys) if leaves his visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers without a contract.

LB | Thomas Howard | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have had visits with free-agent LB Thomas Howard (Bengals) and OG Lance Louis (Bears).

LB | Connor Barwin | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms with LB Connor Barwin on a six-year, $36 million deal, with the chance to earn a maximum of $40 million including guarantees.

LB | Quincy Black | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released LB Quincy Black Thursday, Mar. 14.

LB | Keith Rivers | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Giants LB Keith Rivers could start at outside linebacker next season.


Cornerback

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Free Agent | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is reportedly believed to be making a big push for the team to sign free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha (Eagles). Ryan coached Asomugha while serving as defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders.

CB | Charles Woodson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly in serious discussion with free-agent CB Charles Woodson (Packers) about signing.

CB | Cary Williams | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
Philadelphia Eagles CB Cary Williams is expected to be one of the team's starting cornerbacks next season.

CB | Dunta Robinson | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to use CB Dunta Robinson as the nickel back or a safety next season.

CB | Antwaun Molden | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed free-agent CB Antwaun Molden to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

CB | Keenan Lewis | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints signed CB Keenan Lewis (Steelers) to a five-year contract worth a maximum of $26.3 million, including $10.5 million guaranteed.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
A trade between the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers for CB Darrelle Revis is not dead, and could heat up next week at the NFL owners meetings. Both sides still are interested in making a trade.

CB | Xavier Rhodes | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins are believed to really like Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes.

CB | Sean Smith | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs CB Sean Smith agreed to terms on a three-year, $18 million contract that includes $11 million in guaranteed money.


Strong Safety

SS | Adrian Wilson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots are scheduled to meet with free-agent SS Adrian Wilson (Cardinals).

SS | Kenny Phillips | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles signed S Kenny Phillips (Giants) to a one-year contract Thursday, Mar. 14. Terms of the contract were disclosed.

SS | Quintin Mikell | Free Agent | Free Agents
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said the team is not ruling out re-signing free-agent SS Quintin Mikell at some point during the offseason.


Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Houston Texans are meeting with free-agent FS Ed Reed (Ravens) Friday, March 15, after having dinner with him Thursday, March 14.

FS | Ryan Mundy | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Giants signed FS Ryan Mundy (Steelers) Thursday, Mar. 14. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Dirk Koetter | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons believe RB Steven Jackson will prove to be a good fit in offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter's scheme because he is a capable receiver out of the backfield.

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