Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 5, 2013 @ 10:22:02 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | JaMarcus Russell | Free Agent | Free Agents
A number of NFL teams have reportedly been following free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell's (Raiders) comeback attempt closely.

QB | Russell Wilson | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he believes QB Russell Wilson could have a breakout season in 2013. "I think he's going to really do well this year. He's going to bust out and will benefit tremendously from his first year. It may be hard to imagine he's going to get any better, but I think he's going to get a lot better, being he was a first year starter, first time in the League," Carroll said.

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
West Virginia QB Geno Smith appears to be a lock to be taken in the first five picks in the 2013 NFL Draft.

QB | Ryan Nassib | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Arizona Cardinals are scheduled to meet with Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib before the 2013 NFL Draft.

QB | Dan Orlovsky | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut QB Dan Orlovsky Thursday, April. 4.

QB | EJ Manuel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to meet with Florida State QB EJ Manuel next week.


Running Back

RB | Eddie Lacy | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Alabama RB Eddie Lacy (hamstring) has not been asked to undergo a medical examination this weekend in Indianapolis. Lacy has been unable to work out for scouts due to a hamstring injury.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos have taken a long look at free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants).

RB | Willis McGahee | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
The Denver Broncos will not keep status quo at the running back position heading into the 2013 season. RBs Knowshon Moreno (knee) and Willis McGahee (knee) are coming back from injuries. By the time training camp opens, the team will have at least one more back who they believe could take carries as a potential starter in the offense.

RB | Giovani Bernard | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals met with North Carolina RB Giovani Bernard this week. Bernard could be an option for one of the Bengals' two second-round draft choices.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) has not been cleared to participate in offseason workouts at this point. He is also expected to sit out the team's minicamp in two weeks.

RB | Alfonso Smith | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
Arizona Cardinals exclusive rights free-agent RB Alfonso Smith has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.

RB | Johnathan Franklin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin and Texas Christian WR Josh Boyce Thursday, April 4.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Mohamed Massaquoi (Browns) is expected to sign soon with either the Houston Texans or Jacksonville Jaguars.

WR | Julian Edelman | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants' meeting with free-agent WR Julian Edelman (Patriots) went well but the two sides have not reached an agreement at this point.

WR | DeAndre Hopkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings met with Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins Tuesday, April 2.

WR | Terrell Owens | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
There is nothing happening between the New England Patriots and free agent WR Terrell Owens (Bengals). Owens would like to return to the NFL.

WR | Ryan Swope | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills hosted pre-draft visits with Texas A&M WR Ryan Swope, University of Texas S Kenny Vaccaro and Louisiana State LB Kevin Minter Thursday, April 4.

WR | Josh Boyce | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin and Texas Christian WR Josh Boyce Thursday, April 4.


Place Kicker

PK | Jason Hanson | Retired | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent PK Jason Hanson (Lions) has announced his retirement from professional football. Hanson indicated a heel injury was the determining factor in his decision to retire.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Tyson Clabo | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
Free-agent OT Tyson Clabo (Falcons) has heard from some teams; however, there is no rush for him to sign a deal. His best bet will likely be to sign following the NFL Draft with a team who misses out on the opportunity to select a right tackle prospect.

OT | Anthony Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers signed OT Anthony Davis to a five-year extension.

OT | Eric Fisher | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to meet with Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher before the 2013 NFL Draft.

OT | Luke Joeckel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to meet with Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel before the 2013 NFL Draft.

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins interest in free agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs) has waned. Winston would want to sign very cheaply with the Dolphins, and not wait for a bigger offer with a different team, for the Dolphins to gain interest again.

OT | D.J. Fluker | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to meet with University of Alabama RB D.J. Fluker this week.

OT | Lamar Holmes | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit
Atlanta Falcons OTs Lamar Holmes and Mike P. Johnson are expected to compete for the starting right tackle job next season.


Guard

OG | Will Rackley | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit
Jacksonville Jaguars OGs Will Rackley, Mike Brewster and Austin Pasztor are expected to compete for the starting left guard job during offseason workouts and training camp.

OG | Uche Nwaneri | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Jordan Todman (calf), RB Montell Owens (knee), TE Matt Veldman and OG Uche Nwaneri (knee) have not been cleared for the start of offseason workouts. Nwaneri is also expected to miss the team's minicamp in two weeks.

OG | Jonathan Cooper | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys met with North Carolina OG Jonathan Cooper Wednesday, April 3.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Star Lotulelei | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Utah DT Star Lotulelei (heart) will not need to go to Indianapolis to undergo a medical re-check. Interested teams appear to be satisfied with the medical clearance Lotulelei recently received.


Defensive End

DE | Dion Jordan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Oregon DE Dion Jordan is scheduled to visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Buffalo Bills, the Tennessee Titans, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Detroit Lions, and the Cleveland Browns.

DE | Damontre Moore | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens recently met with Texas A&M DE Damontre Moore.

DE | Quinton Dial | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens have expressed interest in University of Alabama DL Quinton Dial.

DE | Cornellius Carradine | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Atlanta Falcons met with Florida State DE Cornellius Carradine earlier this week.


Linebacker

LB | Jarvis Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Georgia LB Jarvis Jones (neck) has not been asked to submit to another medical examination this weekend in Indianapolis, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

LB | Brendon Ayanbadejo | Free Agent | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said recently cut LB Brendon Ayanbadejo could be back, and the team has not closed the door on him completely. "As a team, we place a high value on special teams, and Brendon was one of our top performers in that area for the last five seasons," said Newsome in a statement. "He was one of the best special teamers in the league, but he was also a valued member of our defense, especially in our sub (substitute) packages. He became a leader for us, and the door may not be closed to bring him back to help us again."

LB | Rolando McClain | Free Agent | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders are still expected to either trade or release LB Rolando McClain.

LB | Kevin Minter | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills hosted pre-draft visits with Texas A&M WR Ryan Swope, University of Texas S Kenny Vaccaro and Louisiana State LB Kevin Minter Thursday, April 4.

LB | Arthur Brown | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Chicago Bears are scheduled to meet with Kansas State LB Arthur Brown before the 2013 NFL Draft.


Cornerback

CB | Charles Woodson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent CB Charles Woodson (Packers) said teams around the NFL think he is too old, and that is why he remains on the market. "I'm 36, so of course I'm considered ancient in the game right now, and teams are looking for younger players and trying to make their rosters younger," Woodson said. "If you're an older guy they kind of push you to the side, and they'll maybe look at you much later on down the road, when I guess they figure they can get you much cheaper."

CB | Dee Milliner | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to meet with University of Alabama CB Dee Milliner next week.

CB | Bryan McCann | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals have signed free-agent CB Bryan McCann (Dolphins) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Safety

S | Kenny Vaccaro | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills hosted pre-draft visits with Texas A&M WR Ryan Swope, University of Texas S Kenny Vaccaro and Louisiana State LB Kevin Minter Thursday, April 4.

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