Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 3, 2013 @ 11:36:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | EJ Manuel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida State QB EJ Manuel said he expects to be selected in the first or second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. "So I'm pretty sure I've impressed a lot of decision-makers within these franchises, so draft day is gonna be great. Whether I go in the first or second round, I'll still be happy," Manuel said.

QB | Andrew Luck | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey said part of the reason he signed with the Colts was because QB Andrew Luck is on the team. "It's a confidence thing," Heyward-Bey said. "You know (Luck) is going to be your quarterback. There's no question about that. In Oakland, there were times when we weren't sure going in week-by-week. We had to adjust on the fly. Knowing Andrew is back there, it feels good."

QB | Nick Foles | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles said he believes he will be able to run head coach Chip Kelly's offense. He said he believes he would not be with the team if he did not fit the offense.

QB | Ryan Nassib | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets aggressively scouted Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib this season and spent extra time with him at his Pro Day last month.

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles are meeting with West Virginia QB Geno Smith.

QB | Drew Stanton | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton will be the team's backup quarterback.

QB | Pat White | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, free-agent QB Pat White (Dolphins) agreed to a deal with the Washington Redskins Tuesday, April 2. He will sign a deal Wednesday, April 3, according to a person familiar with the situation. Terms of the deal are undisclosed.

QB | Tyler Thigpen | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent QB Tyler Thigpen (Bills) is still expected to visit with the Seattle Seahawks and sign sometime soon.

QB | Carson Palmer | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians named QB Carson Palmer the team's starting quarterback.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and WR Danny Amendola worked out together Tuesday, April 2, at USC.


Running Back

RB | LaRod Stephens-Howling | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with free-agent RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (Cardinals) Wednesday, April 3.

RB | Eddie Lacy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams will meet with Alabama RB Eddie Lacy before the NFL Draft.

RB | Michael Turner | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Michael Turner (Falcons) has no plans to retire.

RB | Daniel Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins are concerned about RB Daniel Thomas' durability and his potential on the goal line.

RB | Anthony Allen | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens re-signed exclusive rights free-agent RB Anthony Allen Wednesday, April 3.


Fullback

FB | Spencer Larsen | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Buffalo Bills will visit with free-agent FB Spencer Larsen (Patriots) this week, a source confirmed Wednesday, April 3.


Wide Receiver

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson said he is looking forward to play in head coach Chip Kelly's offense in 2013 because of the different things he will be doing. "I feel the sky's the limit for myself," Jackson said Wednesday. "I think this year, with Chip coming in with the style of play of his offense, it's really going to help me out a lot more as well. I'm going to be able to get certain looks, get the ball in my hand, do things I wasn't doing the past five years. So that's going to be an exciting time for myself. I'm going to have to be fully prepared, fully in shape, fully healthy."

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey said part of the reason he signed with the Colts was because QB Andrew Luck is on the team. "It's a confidence thing," Heyward-Bey said. "You know (Luck) is going to be your quarterback. There's no question about that. In Oakland, there were times when we weren't sure going in week-by-week. We had to adjust on the fly. Knowing Andrew is back there, it feels good."

WR | Lavelle Hawkins | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tennessee Titans WRs Lavelle Hawkins and Marc Mariani likely will have to compete for roster spots during training camp because of the addition of WR Kevin Walter.

WR | Keenan Allen | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are scheduled to meet with University of California WR Keenan Allen, University of Tennessee WR Justin Hunter, Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene and University of Oregon OT Kyle Long before the 2013 NFL Draft.

WR | Justin Hunter | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are scheduled to meet with University of California WR Keenan Allen, University of Tennessee WR Justin Hunter, Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene and University of Oregon OT Kyle Long before the 2013 NFL Draft.

WR | Terrance Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are meeting with Baylor WR Terrance Williams Wednesday, April 3.

WR | Anthony Armstrong | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys re-signed free-agent WR Anthony Armstrong to an undisclosed deal.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz's recent change in his representation to CAA was made in anticipation of Jay-Z's Roc Nation and their pending affiliation with the group.

WR | Ashley Lelie | Retired | Transaction
Retired WR Ashley Lelie (Chiefs) has accepted the quality control coaching position at the University of Nevada, officially ending his playing career.

WR | Domenik Hixon | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Domenik Hixon (Giants) visited with the Carolina Panthers Wednesday, April 3, but he left without a deal, according to a league source.

WR | Jordan Norwood | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
Cleveland Browns WR Jordan Norwood and LS Christian Yount signed their tenders as exclusive rights players Wednesday, April 3, the team announced.

WR | Danny Amendola | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and WR Danny Amendola worked out together Tuesday, April 2, at USC.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is very happy about the trade that brought QB Carson Palmer to the team Tuesday, April 2.

WR | David Nelson | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
Free agent WR David Nelson (Bills) is scheduled to visit the Cleveland Browns.


Place Kicker

PK | Brandon Bogotay | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns signed PK Brandon Bogotay (Vikings) and released LB Chris Gocong and DB Usama Young Tuesday, April 2. Terms of the Bogotay deal were not disclosed.


Offensive Tackle

OT | J'Marcus Webb | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit
Chicago Bears OT J'Marcus Webb said he is fine with moving to right tackle after the team added OT Jermon Bushrod this offseason. "Things happen and you can't control a few things, but it'll be a great move," Webb said. "I can play right tackle ... I can move my hands a little bit, so it should be fun."

OT | Kyle Long | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are scheduled to meet with University of California WR Keenan Allen, University of Tennessee WR Justin Hunter, Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene and University of Oregon OT Kyle Long before the 2013 NFL Draft.

OT | Luke Joeckel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
The Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting Oregon DE Dion Jordan, Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel and Central Michigan University OT Eric Fisher Wednesday, April 3.

OT | Eric Fisher | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
The Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting Oregon DE Dion Jordan, Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel and Central Michigan University OT Eric Fisher Wednesday, April 3.

OT | D.J. Fluker | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Alabama OT D.J. Fluker and the Baltimore Ravens had an official visit Wednesday, April 3, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.


Guard

OG | Antoine Caldwell | Houston Texans | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with free-agent OG Antoine Caldwell (Texans) Wednesday, April 3.


Defensive Line

DL | Brandon Graham | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham said he has not been told what position he will play next season but is working on losing weight and is preparing to be an outside linebacker. Graham currently weighs 270 pounds and wants to get down to 260 pounds. Graham has been working out with Pittsburgh Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley this offseason to help his transition.

DL | Clinton McDonald | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks re-signed restricted free-agent DL Clinton McDonald Wednesday, April 3.

DL | Sen'Derrick Marks | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Sen'Derrick Marks (Titans) to a one-year deal Tuesday, April 2. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | George Selvie | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed DE George Selvie (Jaguars) Tuesday, April 2. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Alan Branch | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills signed DT Alan Branch (Seahawks) to a one-year, $3 million dollar contract Tuesday, April 2nd, with $350 thousand in incentives.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Jose Jose | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins recently worked out Central Florida DT Jose Jose. The team worked him out at defensive tackle as well as at offensive line.


Defensive End

DE | Dion Jordan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots are scheduled to meet with University of Oregon DE Dion Jordan, Florida State DL Cornellius Carradine and University of Washington CB Desmond Trufant before the 2013 NFL Draft.

DE | Cornellius Carradine | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots are scheduled to meet with University of Oregon DE Dion Jordan, Florida State DL Cornellius Carradine and University of Washington CB Desmond Trufant before the 2013 NFL Draft.


Linebacker

LB | Kiko Alonso | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The San Diego Chargers met with University of Oregon LB Kiko Alonso Monday, April 3.

LB | Khaseem Greene | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are scheduled to meet with University of California WR Keenan Allen, University of Tennessee WR Justin Hunter, Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene and University of Oregon OT Kyle Long before the 2013 NFL Draft.

LB | Brian Banks | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit
Atlanta Falcons LB Brian Banks said the team will be using him at inside linebacker next season.

LB | Donald Butler | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers are expected to attempt to sign LB Donald Butler to an extension this offseason.

LB | Stevenson Sylvester | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed free-agent LB Stevenson Sylvester to a one-year deal.

LB | Tavares Gooden | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with free-agent LB Tavares Gooden (49ers) Wednesday, April 3.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Free Agent | Free Agents
Chicago Bears team chairman George McCaskey indicated Wednesday, April 3, that the team might be open to a return for free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears). "I talked to him. He was very gracious. I wanted to wait a little bit because I figured there would be a little emotion," McCaskey said. "But Brian knows how we feel about him. He's one of the all-time great Bears. He's continued the outstanding linebacker legacy of the Bears. He's going to be in the Hall of Fame, and when he is, everyone is going to think of him as a Chicago Bear."

LB | Chris Gocong | Free Agent | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns signed PK Brandon Bogotay (Vikings) and released LB Chris Gocong and DB Usama Young Tuesday, April 2. Terms of the Bogotay deal were not disclosed.


Cornerback

CB | Desmond Trufant | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots are scheduled to meet with University of Oregon DE Dion Jordan, Florida State DL Cornellius Carradine and University of Washington CB Desmond Trufant before the 2013 NFL Draft.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent CB Antoine Winfield (Vikings) is not expected to agree to a contract this week but should make a decision next week. Minnesota Vikings are will a candidate to sign Winfield.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, free-agent CB Mike Jenkins (Cowboys) visited with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, April 3, but he left without a contract.

CB | Loyce Means | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the Green Bay Packers signed free-agent CB Loyce Means (CFL) Wednesday, April 3.

CB | Eric Wright | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Eric Wright did not agree to a restructured deal Tuesday, April 2. His situation is still in flux.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers CB Nnamdi Asomugha will receive $1.35 million in base salary as part of his one-year deal, but he didn't want any guaranteed money in the deal.


Safety

S | Don Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins met with Arkansas State S Don Jones Wednesday, April 3.


Free Safety

FS | Usama Young | Free Agent | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns signed PK Brandon Bogotay (Vikings) and released LB Chris Gocong and DB Usama Young Tuesday, April 2. Terms of the Bogotay deal were not disclosed.

Facebook Twitter Google +

About KFFL Staff

KFFL, part of USA TODAY Sports, has been turning fantasy sports players into winners since 1996!

We are your one stop for all of your fantasy football, baseball, NASCAR, hockey and basketball needs all year long.

Don't miss these great reports....


What do you think? Sound off!



Recent KFFL releases