Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 30, 2013 @ 12:08:01 PDT



QB | Matt Barkley | Philadelphia Eagles | Draft
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said he had to laugh when he heard the Chiefs were interested in drafting QB Matt Barkley.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said he is able to run a little bit.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub is excited about the teams draft, and especially WR DeAndre Hopkins. "I'm very excited about all the picks," Schaub said on Monday at Reliant Stadium. "Obviously, being an offensive guy, to get a weapon like DeAndre early in the draft, very excited to get him here and work with him and bring him along because he can really help us and add a dimension to our offensive game. Some of the linemen we've taken and all the other guys on the defensive side can really help us. Very pleased with how Coach (Gary) Kubiak and (general manager) Rick (Smith) and all the guys upstairs handled the draft for us."

QB | Greg Jenkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have invited undrafted free-agent QB Greg Jenkins (Alabama State) to attend their minicamp.

Running Back

RB | Denard Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson said he is excited to get the chance to play running back in the NFL. "I'm excited (about playing tailback)," Robinson said during a Jaguars teleconference. "They can put me in at receiver or running back or whatever. There's a lot of different positions so I'm excited about doing that."

Wide Receiver

WR | DeAndre Hopkins | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak expects WR DeAndre Hopkins to play very early in 2013. "It's gonna be a very competitive situation but we took him there because we expect him to play very, very early," Kubiak said.

WR | Quinton Patton | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Francisco 49ers fourth-round pick WR Quinton Patton is expected to receive a chance to return kickoffs and punts.

WR | Markus Wheaton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley said he expects third-round pick WR Markus Wheaton to play both inside and outside. The team likes the speed he possesses.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin admitted WR Victor Cruz's contract situation was becoming a concern.

WR | Davone Bess | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Davone Bess not only wants to produce on the field, but wants to be a leader off the field. "Obviously, they have a bunch of young guys there who had pretty good seasons last year," Bess said. "[I'm ready] to come in and just share my knowledge and be able to help out a group not only from a physical, playmaking standpoint, but just more mental and just understanding the game of football from an Xs and Os standpoint. From what I heard, the guys are great, and I'm looking forward to meeting them all and jelling this team together."

Tight End

TE | Evan Moore | Free Agent | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have released TE Evan Moore.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Tyson Clabo | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Tyson Clabo (Falcons) is visiting with the Miami Dolphins Tuesday, April 30.

OT | Riley Reiff | Detroit Lions | Depth Chart Tidbit
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff will start at left tackle.

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans aren't close to a deal with free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs).

OT | Levi J. Brown | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Arizona Cardinals OTs Levi J. Brown and Bobby Massie are penciled in as starting left and right tackles, respectively.

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Bryant McKinnie (Ravens) said his meeting with the Miami Dolphins went well.

OT | Brennan Williams | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Houston Texans OT Brennan Williams is expected to be one of the candidates for the starting right tackle job this season.

OT | Adam Snyder | Free Agent | Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals have released OGs Adam Snyder and Jeremiah Warren.

OT | Adam Grant | Free Agent | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills have released QB Aaron Corp, TE Joe Sawyer, OT Adam Grant and PK Chris Koepplin.

Offensive Line

OL | Brandon Fusco | Minnesota Vikings | Depth Chart Tidbit
Minnesota Vikings OG Brandon Fusco, OT Troy Kropog, OG Seth Olsen and OT DeMarcus Love could be candidates to compete for the starting right guard position. Fusco likely will be given the first opportunity to win the job since he started at the position last season.

Defensive Line

DL | Sedrick Ellis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals could have interest in free-agent DT Sedrick Ellis (Saints). The team would like to add a defensive tackle to the roster.

DL | Israel Idonije | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans met with free-agent DL Israel Idonije (Bears) Monday, April 29.

Defensive Tackle

DT | Kawann Short | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Carolina Panthers DT Kawann Short is expected to be part of a rotation with DTs Star Lotulelei and Dwan Edwards during the 2013 season.

DT | Star Lotulelei | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Carolina Panthers DT Star Lotulelei likely will start at defensive tackle this season.

Defensive End

DE | Dwight Freeney | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) is seeking a contract close to the two-year, $8.5 million deal Atlanta Falcons DL Osi Umeniyora received. He originally wanted $8 million a year, and then $6 million a year. Interest has been sparse.


LB | Jarvis Jones | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said LB Jarvis Jones will be given the opportunity to win one of the starting outside linebacker jobs. "Obviously it is difficult when you have established veteran players like we have with a lot of continuity. We are not going to close the door on him or anyone else on earning an opportunity, and that is what this is about. This is about people taking advantage of opportunities so he'll be given that," Tomlin said.


CB | Darrelle Revis | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he was behind the decision to trade that sent CB Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers once he realized there was no long term solution to the situation. "When it became clear we were not going have a long term solution...I was behind that (decision.)"

CB | Greg Reid | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft, Free Agents
Undrafted free-agent CB Greg Reid (Florida State) is scheduled to undergo surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament. It will be the second time he has had surgery on that issue, and he is expected to be out until October.

CB | Patrick Peterson | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction
At some point during the 2013 season, the Arizona Cardinals would like to give CB Patrick Peterson a long term contract extension.

CB | Jason Allen | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans met with free-agent CB Jason Allen (Bengals) Monday, April 29.

CB | Desmond Trufant | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit
Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant likely will start at cornerback opposite CB Asante Samuel this season.

Free Safety

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins S Brandon Meriweather (knee) is on track to return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament by training camp.

FS | Ronde Barber | Free Agent | Free Agents
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said the team is still willing to re-sign free-agent FS Ronde Barber.

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