Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 19, 2013 @ 10:01:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he is not going to try to get WR Victor Cruz to show up for offseason activities, and understands why Cruz is not there. Manning said he believe Cruz will show up when a contract extension is done. "I have a feeling I'll see Victor here when the contract's done," Manning said.

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas said QB Brandon Weeden has been working with the first-team offense during offseason workouts. QB Jason Campbell has been working with the second-team offense.


Running Back

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew wants to play at 205 pounds next season. That is the weight he played at in college.

RB | Isaac Redman | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent RB Isaac Redman has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (concussion) is not participating in the team's voluntary workouts. Best has not been cleared to resume football related activities.

RB | Bryce Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB Bryce Brown has been working on ball security this offseason by carrying around waited footballs.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy said the Eagles new offense runs the ball a lot. "We run it so much it's like a freakin' track meet," McCoy said.

RB | Johnathan Franklin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin is receiving interest from the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers.


Wide Receiver

WR | DeAndre Hopkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The trashed hotel room at the NFL combine belonged to Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins and Rutgers WR Mark Harrison.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (back) did not participate in final day of the team's minicamp Thursday, April 18, because of a lower back strain. Johnson said his back injury is not serious.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he is not sure if Victor Cruz will be on the roster when the team gets ready to play. "I don't assume anything. We'll see. I can tell you this, when we get ready to play when the season starts we'll have good players out there. I'm not sure if Victor will be there or not. I don't assume anything.''

WR | Tavon Austin | NFL Draft Prospect | Fantasy
A majority of scouts expect West Virginia WR Tavon Austin to be able to learn an NFL playbook even though he reportedly scored a seven on the Wonderlic test.

WR | Ace Sanders | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams conducted a private workout with South Carolina WR Ace Sanders Wednesday, April 17. The team also met with Sanders last week. Sanders could be an option if the team is not able to select West Virginia WR Tavon Austin.

WR | Denard Robinson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team is scheduled to work out University of Michigan WR Denard Robinson in the near future.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Eben Britton | Chicago Bears | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Chicago Bears signed OT Eben Britton to a one-year $715,000 contract with no bonuses.

OT | Tyson Clabo | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys remain interested in free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs) and OT Tyson Clabo (Falcons) but do not have much salary cap space.

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys remain interested in free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs) and OT Tyson Clabo (Falcons) but do not have much salary cap space.

OT | Brian Winters | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Kent State OL Brian Winters was scheduled to meet with the Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers before the 2013 NFL Draft.


Guard

OG | Hugh Thornton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams visited with Illinois OG Hugh Thornton last week.

OG | Chris Riley | Free Agent | Transaction
The Chicago Bears waived OL Chris Riley Thursday, April 18.


Defensive Line

DL | Lawrence Jackson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings met with free-agent DE Lawrence Jackson (Lions) Thursday, April 18.

DL | Myron Pryor | Free Agent | Transaction
The New England Patriots released DL Myron Pryor Thursday, April 18.

DL | Tyson Alualu | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Andre Branch (groin) and DT Tyson Alualu (abdomen) did not participate in practice Thursday, April 18. Both players did participate in the first two days of the team's minicamp.

DL | Tony McDaniel | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said DT Tony McDaniel likely will be used as a run-stuffing defensive tackle on early downs next season.

DL | Glenn Dorsey | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Francisco 49ers DT Glenn Dorsey is expected to start at nose tackle next season.

DL | Steve McLendon | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed restricted free-agent DT Steve McLendon to a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Roosevelt Holliday | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Eastern Illinois DT Roosevelt Holliday has received interest from the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars.


Defensive End

DE | Cornellius Carradine | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens will attend Florida State DE Cornellius Carradine's workout Saturday, April 20.

DE | Dion Jordan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Updating a previous report, the Atlanta Falcons appear to be targeting teams that are picking in the top five to try to acquire a top pick. The Falcons are believed to be interested in University of Oregon DE Dion Jordan and University of Alabama CB Dee Milliner.

DE | Jason Semmes | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Miami University of Ohio DE Jason Semmes is receiving interest from the Houston Texans.

DE | Bruce Irvin | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider is not ruling out the possibility of using DE Bruce Irvin at outside linebacker at times next season.

DE | Cliff Avril | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said DE Cliff Avril could be used as a strongside linebacker next season because he played the position when he was in college.

DE | Chris Clemons | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said trainers have told him DE Chris Clemons (knee) is doing very well in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Schneider said he is not sure if Clemons will have to go on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

DE | Ezekiel Ansah | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Cleveland Browns general manager Michael Lombardi said he believes Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah has the ability to play in either a 3-4 defensive alignment or a 4-3 defensive alignment.

DE | Toben Opurum | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens have shown interest in University of Kansas DE Toben Opurum.


Linebacker

LB | Jarvis Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints are interested in Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones.

LB | Kiko Alonso | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Oregon LB Kiko Alonso is regarded a second-round draft target.

LB | Larry Grant | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots recently tried out free-agent LB Larry Grant (49ers).

LB | Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka could move back to the defensive line, according to general manager Jerry Reese. "Well I see him as still kind of a joker type player for us,'' Reese said. "But from my view I think he will probably play more on the defensive line more than he played at linebacker in the past; just from my view. But that is Coach Coughlin's call."

LB | Orie Lemon | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free-agent LB Orie Lemon (Chiefs). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Cornerback

CB | Ryan Travis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans are interested in Tulane CB Ryan Travis.

CB | Dee Milliner | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Updating a previous report, the Atlanta Falcons appear to be targeting teams that are picking in the top five to try to acquire a top pick. The Falcons are believed to be interested in University of Oregon DE Dion Jordan and University of Alabama CB Dee Milliner.

CB | Jacob Lacey | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have met with free-agent CB Jacob Lacey (Lions).


Strong Safety

SS | Cooper Taylor | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills visited with University of Richmond SS Cooper Taylor.


Free Safety

FS | Carvin Powell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins are interested in Old Dominion FS Carvin Powell.

FS | D.J. Johnson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams have shown interest in Texas Tech FS D.J. Johnson.

FS | Chris Banjo | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed undrafted free-agent FS Chris Banjo (Southern Methodist). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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