Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 26, 2013 @ 09:29:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said he is embracing the backup role with the team. "I wanted to find a nice role for me to come in and more than likely help a young guy," Fitzpatrick said. "I thought that would be something that was important to look for and for me a great opportunity to come in. For me, (it's) a great opportunity to come in and help Jake. I don't know Jake at all, but I want to be there for him and be ready to play if anything happens."

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys and QB Tony Romo have some discussions on a contract extension, but nothing extensive. It is not believed that the two sides are close.

QB | Mike Glennon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Arizona Cardinals are scheduled to work out North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon Tuesday, March 26. General manager Steve Keim and assistant coach Tom Moore are expected to be in attendance.

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Oakland Raiders could consider taking West Virginia QB Geno Smith in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft if the release QB Carson Palmer.

QB | Matt Scott | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Arizona QB Matt Scott is scheduled to meet with the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars before the 2013 NFL Draft.

QB | Pat White | Free Agent | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has called free-agent QB Pat White (Dolphins) to set up a workout with the team. There is no set date for when a possible workout could occur.


Running Back

RB | Onterio McCalebb | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions are meeting with Auburn RB Onterio McCalebb Monday, March 25.


Fullback

FB | Greg Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent FB Greg Jones (Jaguars) is visiting the Houston Texans Tuesday, March 26.


Wide Receiver

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Raiders) will visit with the Detroit Lions Wednesday, March 27.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots are not in a rush to put in an offer sheet to Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders. The Patriots have until April 19 to submit an offer sheet should they choose, any may be waiting to see if the Steeler make any more moves the impact their salary cap, which would make it harder to match a potential offer sheet.


Tight End

TE | Julius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said TE Julius Thomas is a young player that he wants to have a bigger role next season.

TE | Jordan Cameron | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron is the favorite to start at tight end this season.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers have decided to pay TE Jermichael Finley the $3 million roster bonus he was due Monday, March 25, and will keep him on the team. Finely is scheduled to make $8.25 million in 2013.


Place Kicker

PK | Giorgio Tavecchio | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers signed free-agent PK Giorgio Tavecchio (49ers) to an undisclosed deal.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jonathan Scott | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with free-agent OT Jonathan Scott (Bears) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

OT | Andre Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals are hoping to re-sign free-agent OT Andre Smith and free-agent CB Terence Newman this week.

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
Drew Rosenhaus, agent for free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs), said Winston is very interested in signing with the Miami Dolphins.


Guard

OG | Chance Warmack | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Giants met with University of Alabama OG Chance Warmack this past weekend.

OG | Lance Louis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears could consider re-signing free-agent OG Lance Louis, DL Israel Idonije and CB Kelvin Hayden this offseason.


Defensive Line

DL | Israel Idonije | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers are competing with the Chicago Bears for free-agent DL Israel Idonije (Bears).

DL | Sen'Derrick Marks | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans are not expected to re-sign free-agent DT Sen'Derrick Marks this offseason. Hadley Engelhard, agent for Marks, said the Titans are not willing to offer Marks a short-term deal at this point.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | Free Agent | Free Agents
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team is having ongoing contract negotiations with free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants).

DL | Ropati Pitoitua | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans agreed with free-agent DL Ropati Pitoitua (Cheifs) to an undisclosed deal.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Sharrif Floyd | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Kansas City Chiefs are conducting a private workout with University of Florida DT Sharrif Floyd Monday, March 25.


Defensive End

DE | Elvis Dumervil | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens DE Elvis Dumervil passed his physical, and his deal is official.

DE | Dwight Freeney | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints could emerge as players for DE Dwight Freeney (Colts), especially if they miss out on Nnamdi Asomugha. The team is still looking to upgrade its pass rush.


Linebacker

LB | Manti Te'o | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o registered an unofficial 4.75-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day Tuesday, March 26. Another scout had him at 4.72 seconds.

LB | James Harrison | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have informed free-agent LB James Harrison they're no longer interested in re-signing him.

LB | Victor Butler | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns are still interested in signing free-agent LB Victor Butler (Cowboys).

LB | Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants | Free Agents
The New York Giants likely would move DE Mathias Kiwanuka to defensive end full-time next season if the team does not re-sign free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora this offseason.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars are not expected to show interest in free-agent LB Brian Urlacher this offseason.


Cornerback

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints could emerge as players for DE Dwight Freeney (Colts), especially if they miss out on Nnamdi Asomugha. The team is still looking to upgrade its pass rush.

CB | Brent Grimes | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns are still interested in signing free-agent LB Brent Grimes (Falcons).

CB | E.J. Biggers | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins CBs E.J. Biggers, Richard Crawford and Chase Minnifield are expected to compete for the starting cornerback opposite CB Josh Wilson during offseason workouts.

CB | Kevin Barnes | Cleveland Browns | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns have signed free-agent CB Kevin Barnes (Lions). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

CB | Tracy Porter | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have expressed interest in free-agent CB Tracy Porter (Broncos).

CB | Antoine Winfield | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins are scheduled to meet with free-agent CB Antoine Winfield (Vikings) Saturday, March 27.

CB | Terence Newman | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals are hoping to re-sign free-agent OT Andre Smith and free-agent CB Terence Newman this week.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears could consider re-signing free-agent OG Lance Louis, DL Israel Idonije and CB Kelvin Hayden this offseason.


Free Safety

FS | Ronde Barber | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent FS Ronde Barber (Buccaneers) likely would have a big role on defense if he re-signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Barber probably would be used in the slot or near the line of scrimmage in passing situations.

FS | Eric Reid | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to meet with Louisiana State FS Eric Reid at some point in early April.

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