Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 25, 2013 @ 10:29:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ryan Mallett | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns have called the New England Patriots about QB Ryan Mallett recently. The Patriots want a second-round pick in return.

QB | Matt Barkley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
The Jacksonville Jaguars are targeting Southern California QB Matt Barkley and Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib at the top of the second round in the NFL Draft.

QB | Ryan Nassib | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
The Jacksonville Jaguars are targeting Southern California QB Matt Barkley and Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib at the top of the second round in the NFL Draft.

QB | Mike Glennon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Chicago Bears were scheduled to work out North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon Wednesday, April 24.

QB | Jerrod Johnson | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks have signed free-agent QB Jerrod Johnson (Steelers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets have listed West Virginia QB Geno Smith as the top quarterback on their draft board.

QB | EJ Manuel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
Florida State QB EJ Manuel has seen his draft stock soar of the final week heading into the 2013 NFL Draft, and he was considered a second-day pick that could fall into the third or fourth round a few months ago. The Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets have shown interest and they all pick within the first 15 picks. "They want me pretty bad," Manuel said of the Eagles. Manuel would be an extreme reach for Philadelphia's fourth overall pick, though, since they already have QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles on roster. However, some analysts think Manuel will be gone by the Eagles' 35th overall pick in the second round. The Jets also have two first-round picks, the Browns pick sixth overall and the Bills have the eighth selection.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan stressed that QB Robert Griffin III (knee) must continue to guard against rushing his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.


Running Back

RB | David Wilson | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB David Wilson has improved his pass protection skills, according to running backs coach Jerald Ingram.

RB | Brandon Saine | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers released RB Brandon Saine and LB D.J. Smith Wednesday, April 24.

RB | Cedric Benson | Free Agent | Injury
The Green Bay Packers are not re-signing RB Cedric Benson (foot) Wednesday, April 24. The team wanted to get an update on a foot issue he is dealing with.

RB | Miguel Maysonet | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots conducted a private workout with Stony Brook RB Miguel Maysonet. Patriots running back coach Ivan Fears was present for the workout.

RB | Eddie Lacy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers could show interest in University of Alabama RB Eddie Lacy if he is available when they pick in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

RB | Isaac Redman | Pittsburgh Steelers | Draft, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Steelers consider RBs Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer better suited as complementary backs and are looking to add a starting running back in the 2013 NFL Draft or free agency.

RB | Jonathan Dwyer | Pittsburgh Steelers | Draft, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Steelers consider RBs Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer better suited as complementary backs and are looking to add a starting running back in the 2013 NFL Draft or free agency.

RB | Le'Veon Bell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Oakland Raiders could show interest in Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell if he is available in the middle rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft.


Wide Receiver

WR | Davone Bess | Miami Dolphins | Draft, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the Miami Dolphins are asking for a fourth- and fifth-round pick for WR Davone Bess.

WR | Tavon Austin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills could select West Virginia WR Tavon Austin with the No. 8 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

WR | Ryan Swope | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins could consider taking Texas A&M WR Ryan Swope at some point during the 2013 NFL Draft if they trade WR Davone Bess.

WR | Jarett Dillard | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals have signed free-agent WR Jarett Dillard (Lions), TE Alex Gottlieb (Lions) and OT Paul Fanaika (Seahawks). The team also signed street free-agent WR Robert Gill. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

WR | Anquan Boldin | San Francisco 49ers | Draft
The San Francisco 49ers could consider selecting more than one wide receiver in the 2013 NFL Draft because WRs Anquan Boldin, Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams are entering the final year of their contracts.


Tight End

TE | Tyler Eifert | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets are interested in Notre Dame TE Tyler Eifert but do not want to use the 13th overall pick on him.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the Miami Dolphins don't believe Kansas City Chiefs OT Branden Albert is worth a second-round pick.

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
Free-agent OT Eric Winston's (Chiefs) agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said if the Miami Dolphins select an offensive tackle in the 2013 NFL Draft, it will impact Winston's chances of signing with them.

OT | Eric Fisher | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff prefers to take Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher with the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft while the scouting staff prefers Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel.


Guard

OG | Jonathan Cooper | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions are very interested in North Carolina OG Jonathan Cooper.

OG | Chance Warmack | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions may consider taking University of Alabama OG Chance Warmack or North Carolina OG Jonathan Cooper with their first-round draft choice if Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel and Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher are off the board. The team could also look to trade down if that scenario plays out.

OG | Kelechi Osemele | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
Baltimore Ravens OG Kelechi Osemele said he would prefer to stay at guard but would be willing to move to left tackle if the team asks. "I would be very comfortable," Osemele said. "As far as the footwork goes having played it my whole college career and starting every game at that position I think I'd be fairly comfortable with that switch."


Defensive Tackle

DT | Sheldon Richardson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The San Francisco 49ers would like to trade up to draft a defensive lineman like Missouri DL Sheldon Richardson.

DT | Star Lotulelei | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Carolina Panthers have expressed a lot of interest in Utah DT Star Lotulelei this offseason.


Defensive End

DE | Bjoern Werner | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida State DE Bjoern Werner had a private pre-draft workout with Detroit Lions.

DE | Margus Hunt | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Denver Broncos could consider taking Southern Methodist DE Margus Hunt in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft or if they draft down a few spots.


Linebacker

LB | Manti Te'o | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings would like to find a way to draft Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o in the first round of the NFL Draft.

LB | D.J. Smith | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers released RB Brandon Saine and LB D.J. Smith Wednesday, April 24.

LB | Barkevious Mingo | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State LB Barkevious Mingo and North Carolina OG Jonathan Cooper said they have not had a lot of contact with the New York Jets this offseason.

LB | Jarvis Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers would be comfortable with selecting University of Georgia LB Jarvis Jones in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft even though there have been issues with his spine.

LB | Keenan Robinson | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins LB Keenan Robinson (pectoral) is still about a month away from being medically cleared, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. The hope is that he will be ready for organized team activities.

LB | London Fletcher | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said LB London Fletcher (ankle, elbow) had successful surgery on ankle and elbow issues and is already in the weight room preparing for 2013.


Cornerback

CB | Melvin White | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana-Lafayette CB Melvin White is garnering interest from the New York Giants, New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

CB | Tyrann Mathieu | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State CB Tyrann Mathieu said the New York Jets have not shown any interest in him at this point.

CB | Damond Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
South Alabama CB Damond Smith is getting serious interest from at least eight teams.

CB | Dee Milliner | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Alabama CB Dee Milliner said the New York Jets are probably more interested in him after trading CB Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He said his visit with the Jets went well.

CB | Darius Slay | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Mississippi State CB Darius Slay (knee) said doctors have told him he does not need surgery on the torn meniscus in his knee. He said he has worked out for 16 teams this offseason and only one team has asked for an extra MRI.


Safety

S | Jamar Hornsby | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Tuskegee S Jamar Hornsby has garnered interest from 12 teams.

S | Kemal Ishmael | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Central Florida DB Kemal Ishmael is getting interest from 15 NFL teams, and could be picked on day three of the NFL Draft.


Free Safety

FS | Eric Reid | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State SS Eric Reid (shoulders) has been red flagged by NFL teams for "bad shoulders." It could cause him to fall out of the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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