Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 1, 2013 @ 10:29:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tyler Thigpen | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks are expected to land free-agent QB Tyler Thigpen (Bills) as their backup quarterback.

QB | Carson Palmer | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer.

QB | Matt Flynn | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks acquired a 2014 draft pick and a conditional pick in 2015 from the Oakland Raiders for QB Matt Flynn.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is being offered over $21 million per season in long-term extension talks. However, the two sides are roughly $2 million apart.

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden is expected to receive most of the first-team reps in offseason workouts.

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Transaction, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy has a salary of $2.35 million for 2013, and it is not guaranteed. The team will either trade or release him, as QB Jason Campbell will be paid $1.5 million this season, and it's guaranteed money.

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles are not expected to select West Virginia QB Geno Smith with the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft if he is available. Head coach Chip Kelly believes that his offense can thrive without a franchise quarterback.

QB | EJ Manuel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese was in Tallahassee, Fla. Friday, March 29, for a workout with Florida State QB EJ Manuel.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb likely will have an edge over QB Tarvaris Jackson for the starting quarterback job because his contract is expected to be worth as much as $13 million.


Wide Receiver

WR | Tavon Austin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals have confirmed they will visit with West Virginia WR Tavon Austin prior to the 2013 NFL Draft.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings could look to sign free-agent WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Raiders) to a low-cost contract.


Tight End

TE | Tyler Eifert | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Cincinnati Bengals tight ends coach Jonathan Hayes and linebackers coach Paul Guenther were in South Bend this past week for the Notre Dame Pro Day. They watched TE Tyler Eifert and LB Manti Te'o work out.


Place Kicker

PK | Caleb Sturgis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins have been showing interest in University of Florida PK Caleb Sturgis.

PK | Jason Hanson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have not made much progress in contract talks with free-agent PK Jason Hanson (Lions). Hanson has indicated to the team that he wants to play in 2013.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins are still interested in signing free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs) but will have to convince him to sign a short-term deal that is not for huge money.

OT | Andre Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals do not appear to be close to an agreement with free-agent OT Andre Smith (Bengals) at this point.


Defensive Line

DL | B.J. Raji | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers will try to lock up DT B.J. Raji to an extension this offseason.

DL | C.J. Mosley | Free Agent | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars released DL C.J. Mosley.

DL | George Selvie | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to sign free-agent DE George Selvie (Jaguars), who was a standout at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

DL | Alex Okafor | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and defensive line coach Jay Hayes were in Austin last week for the University of Texas Pro Day, working out Texas DE Alex Okafor and S Kenny Vaccaro.

DL | Lawrence Jackson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions could consider re-signing free-agent DE Lawrence Jackson or DT Corey Williams this offseason to add depth to their defensive line.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Sylvester Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings could possibly turn to North Carolina DL Sylvester Williams in the 2013 NFL Draft as a successor to DL Kevin Williams at the three-technique spot.

DT | Corey Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions could consider re-signing free-agent DE Lawrence Jackson or DT Corey Williams this offseason to add depth to their defensive line.


Defensive End

DE | Cornellius Carradine | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Florida State DE Cornellius Carradine (knee), who is coming off surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, has been doing his rehab with the same therapist who helped Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson come back from knee surgery. Carradine said he plans to run for teams before the 2013 NFL Draft.


Linebacker

LB | Arthur Brown | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings could find Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene or Kansas State LB Arthur Brown as a fit in the upcoming NFL Draft, although both players are projected as outside linebackers.

LB | Khaseem Greene | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings could find Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene or Kansas State LB Arthur Brown as a fit in the upcoming NFL Draft, although both players are projected as outside linebackers.

LB | Manti Te'o | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Cincinnati Bengals tight ends coach Jonathan Hayes and linebackers coach Paul Guenther were in South Bend this past week for the Notre Dame Pro Day. They watched TE Tyler Eifert and LB Manti Te'o work out.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings are not expected to pursue free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears) because they are looking to add younger players to the team.

LB | Thomas Howard | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals could be interested in re-signing free-agent LB Thomas Howard (knee) this offseason but he is still recovering from knee surgery.


Cornerback

CB | Logan Ryan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns conducted a private workout with Rutgers CB Logan Ryan last week.

CB | Dee Milliner | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The likelihood the Cleveland Browns target Alabama CB Dee Milliner with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft has increased after losing out to the Miami Dolphins in free agency for CB Brent Grimes.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers remain interested in a deal with the New York Jets for CB Darrelle Revis, and talks are expected to heat up again as the 2013 NFL Draft approaches.

CB | Eric Wright | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Eric Wright is expected to be retained by the team in 2013. The team still likes his skill set and upside and believe he can still be an asset. "He's been a reliable player," head coach Greg Schiano said. "He had some things that kind of tripped him up (last year), but he has been reliable - not only here but in other places where coaches on our staff have been with him. If I didn't feel there was good there, we would have already separated from him, but there is good there."

CB | Tyrann Mathieu | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals have confirmed they will visit with former Louisiana State CB Tyrann Mathieu before the 2013 NFL Draft.

CB | Terence Newman | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the deal for Cincinnati Bengals CB Terence Newman is worth $5 million, with Newman being paid $3 million for the 2013 season, according to a league source.

CB | Brent Grimes | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins CB Brent Grimes (Achilles') likely will start next season if he is healthy and returns to his previous form.

CB | Xavier Rhodes | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
There is a good chance the Miami Dolphins will take at least one cornerback in the first three rounds of the 2013 Draft. The team has five picks in the first three rounds. The team is intrigued by Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes, University of Washington CB Desmond Trufant and Oregon State CB Jordan Poyer.


Safety

S | Kenny Vaccaro | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and defensive line coach Jay Hayes were in Austin last week for the University of Texas Pro Day, working out Texas DE Alex Okafor and S Kenny Vaccaro.


Free Safety

FS | D.J. Swearinger | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
South Carolina S D.J. Swearinger will make visit the Cleveland Browns prior to the 2013 NFL Draft.

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