Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 27, 2013 @ 08:57:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ryan Mallett | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The New England Patriots are seeking a first-round pick, or maybe a second rounder, for backup QB Ryan Mallett.

QB | Matt Flynn | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Fantasy
The Oakland Raiders are interested in a trade for Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Flynn, according to sources. A source said a trade could materialize before the NFL Draft in April. The Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars are also in the mix.

QB | Jason Campbell | Cleveland Browns | Transaction, Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns signed free-agent QB Jason Campbell (Bears) to a two-year contract Tuesday, March 26. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said his knee is improving on a daily basis, and doctors say he's ahead of schedule. Griffin continues to be optimistic that he will be ready for Week 1.


Running Back

RB | Eddie Lacy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are interested in Alabama RB Eddie Lacy.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Steelers) (foot) is expected to visit sometime this week, and the team will explore his health and see where he is physically. Bradshaw is making his way back from foot surgery.

RB | Giovani Bernard | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
North Carolina RB Giovani Bernard lifted 225 pounds 19 times in the bench press Tuesday, March 26, at the Pro Day on his school's campus. He also reportedly showed superb quickness and burst during his positional drills. Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis seemed to be particularly interested in Bernard's workout, according to a source.


Fullback

FB | Anthony Sherman | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals FB Anthony Sherman has been the team's starting fullback over the past two seasons, but head coach Bruce Arians isn't a huge fan of the position. "I'm not a fullback guy. I never have been," Arians said. Sherman was named the team's special teams captain last season, while also playing 236 offense snaps in 13 games.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jheranie Boyd | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
North Carolina WR Jheranie Boyd was clocked in the mid 4.4s in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day Tuesday, March 26. He also showed outside leaping ability, posting a 41 1/2-inch vertical leap, which would have tied him for the second-highest mark among all players at the NFL Scouting Combine. Boyd also registered a broad jump of 11-foot-0, which would have tied him for second-best among all receivers at the combine.

WR | Kyle Williams | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Kyle Williams (knee) ran for the first time since his surgery Tuesday, Mar. 26.

WR | Kevin Walter | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans are scheduled to visit with free agent WR Kevin Walter (Texans) Tuesday, Mar. 26.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Denver Broncos | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans are scheduled to visit with free agent WR Brandon Stokley (Ravens) Tuesday, Mar. 26.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm) said he continues to rehab and strengthen the muscles around his broken forearm. "I'm doing a lot better, definitely. Feeling a lot better. My arm is feeling way better than it was during the playoffs and regular season when I broke it," Gronkowski said

TE | Rob Housler | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday, March 26, that he considered drafting TE Rob Housler when Arians was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff with the idea of turning Housler into a big wide receiver. He sees Housler as a mismatch for defenses.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Alex Barron | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent OT Alex Barron (Seahawks) to an undisclosed deal.

OT | Jared Gaither | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers released OT Jared Gaither.

OT | Brennan Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
North Carolina OT Brennan Williams (shoulder) did not take part in the bench press at his Pro Day Wednesday, March 26, as he is still recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum. However, he ran the 40-yard dash in 5.20 seconds, posted a 28 1/2-inch vertical leap, and a length of 8-foot-5 in the broad jump.

OT | David Diehl | New York Giants | Transaction
New York Giants OT David Diehl has agreed to take a pay cut for the 2013 season; his base salary has been lowered from $4.475 million to $1 million. OT Kevin Boothe will start at left guard and Diehl will be an option to start at right tackle, but he'll compete with OT James Brewer for a job.


Guard

OG | Jonathan Cooper | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
North Carolina OG Jonathan Cooper was reportedly impressive in his Pro Day Tuesday, March 26. He elected to stand on his NFL Scouting Combine number, but he was put through a variety of position drills, including taking snaps at center. According to a source, Cooper looked "fantastic." Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew, New York Jets general manager John Idzik and Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell were all in attendance.


Defensive Line

DL | Tommy Kelly | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders will release DL Tommy Kelly Wednesday, March 27. He is expected to draw plenty of interest as a free agent.

DL | Vaughn Martin | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins hosted DE Vaughn Martin (Chargers) Tuesday, Mar. 26.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Sylvester Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
North Carolina DT Sylvester Williams took part in his Pro Day Tuesday, March 26, and elected to stand on his NFL Scouting Combine numbers. While he did not participate in timed drills, he was put through a litany of tests. He was asked to participate in linebacker drills by pro personnel in attendance, which included Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew, Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell and New York Jets general manager John Idzik, among others.


Defensive End

DE | Dwight Freeney | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) is reportedly seeking $6 million per season in his next contract. The Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints are two teams which shown an interest.

DE | Jared Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (knee, shoulder) underwent cleanup surgery on his knee Jan. 31, the same day he had left shoulder surgery, according to two NFL sources. One source said his knee injury was a "minor" procedure, and he's expected to be ready for minicamp in June.

DE | Chris Clemons | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said DE Chris Clemons (knee) is a fast healer, but it is too soon to know if he will open the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

DE | Michael Bennett | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said DE Michael Bennett (rotator cuff) will not need surgery now, but possibly at some point down the road. Schneider also said Bennett's role will be as an interior pass rusher.

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


Linebacker

LB | Manti Te'o | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
At least five NFL teams don't consider Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o a first-round draft pick.

LB | Marvin Mitchell | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings re-signed LB Marvin Mitchell Thursday Mar. 26, to a one-year deal. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | James Harrison | Free Agent | Free Agents
There are no visits scheduled for this week for free-agent LB James Harrison (Steelers). It is possible that he could make visits next week.

LB | Justin Durant | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys reached an agreement on a two-year deal with LB Justin Durant (Lions) Tuesday, Mar. 26. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal will become official once the team frees up more salary cap space.


Cornerback

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears re-signed free-agent CB Kelvin Hayden to a one-year deal.

CB | Tracy Porter | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent CB Tracy Porter (Broncos) visited the New Orleans Saints Monday, March 25, and he is scheduled to visit the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, March 27. Both teams want him, and he is expected to make a decision soon.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent CB Mike Jenkins (Cowboys) is scheduled to visit the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Mar. 28.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
If free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha (Eagles) signed with the San Francisco 49ers, he would compete against CB Carlos Rogers for the starting job. The team would not cut Rogers.


Safety

S | Don Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns hosted Arkansas State S Don Jones for a visit Tuesday, March 26, that included a private workout. Jones had a 4.4-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day and a 42-inch vertical jump.

S | Kenny Vaccaro | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Texas SS Kenny Vaccaro said he is scheduled to meet with Jerry Jones in April.


Strong Safety

SS | Will Allen | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys intend to sign free-agent S Will Allen (Steelers).


Free Safety

FS | Michael Huff | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent S Michael Huff (Raiders) said he had a nice visit with the team Monday, Mar. 26, but he is not sure he can wait on the Cowboys to resolve their salary cap issues.

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