Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 3, 2013 @ 09:22:00 PDT



QB | Tim Tebow | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins are not interested in signing free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Jets) at this time. According to a source, the Dolphins have not ruled Tebow out completely, but the organization has not discussed him.

QB | Geno Smith | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez could very well be the team's starting quarterback this upcoming season. Sanchez may provide the team's best option at quarterback because QB Geno Smith is considered raw at this point and QB David Garrard is 35 years old and hasn't played an NFL game since 2010. Head coach Rex Ryan is likely coaching for his job this year, so he likely will pick the starting quarterback who will best help him win games in the short term.

QB | Matt Flynn | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie acknowledged QB Matt Flynn heads into offseason workouts as the "presumed starter." The Raiders are skeptical QB Terrelle Pryor is ready to truly push for the starting job, while QB Tyler Wilson will start out "at the bottom until he can maneuver his way up by his play."

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said Thursday, May 2, that he is not yet ready to hand the starting quarterback job to QB Brandon Weeden, even though the team did not select a quarterback in the NFL Draft. "I feel good about where we're at right now," Chudzinski said. "He's been working with the first group and we'll just see as we go forward. We're (working) on air right now so it's very early but I do like what I've seen so far and we'll see how it goes. Right now it's too early to say anything one way or another." Weeden will compete with QB Jason Campbell for the job.

Running Back

RB | Joseph Randle | Dallas Cowboys | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are pleased with how their 2013 NFL Draft turned out. "All in all, it was probably the most successful draft we've had in a while," said a team source. The Cowboys believe they received good value on their picks, particularly fifth-round pick RB Joseph Randle, who the team had a third-round grade on.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he has set out a goal to rush for 2,500 yards. "I've got my bar set for 2,500. If I could go up to that the record is shattered," Peterson said. In order to reach his goal, Peterson would have to average 156.25 yards over 16 games. He averaged 131 yards last season, topping 156 yards five times.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) is at the team's facility doing rehab during the team's rookie minicamp.

RB | Mike James | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James could have the inside track as the team's backup running back behind RB Doug Martin, according to general manager Mark Dominik.

RB | Stevan Ridley | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley (concussion) said he is completely recovered from the concussion he suffered during the playoffs.

RB | Stepfan Taylor | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor will compete for playing time this year behind RB Rashard Mendenhall. As The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers suggests, Taylor isn't a very fast running back, but he's elusive and durable. RB Ryan Williams has had serious injuries in each of the last two years.

RB | Tim Hightower | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins) completed his visit and physical with the team Thursday, May 2. There is no word on if he will sign with the team or return for a camp tryout next weekend.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers could save $3.4 million in cap space if they designated RB DeAngelo Williams a post-June 1 cut. That would also add a significant amount of dead money on the 2014 salary cap.

RB | Ronnie Hillman | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Denver Broncos are working with RB Ronnie Hillman to try to keep his weight up during the season. Hillman dropped to under 180 pounds at the end of the 2012 season.


FB | Kyle Juszczyk | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with fourth-round draft choice FB Kyle Juszczyk on a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Wide Receiver

WR | Aaron Mellette | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have signed sixth-round draft choice OL Ryan Jensen and seventh-round draft choice WR Aaron Mellette to four-year contracts. Financial terms were not disclosed.

WR | Gerrard Shepard | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Gerrard Shepard is ready to impress the team. "I'm really excited to impress people and show them what I've got," Shepard said.

WR | Stephen Hill | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill (knee) said he is fully recovered from the knee surgery he had in December.

Place Kicker

PK | Nate Kaeding | Retired | Injury, Transaction
Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Nate Kaeding (groin) has decided to retire from professional football after suffering a groin injury a few days ago. "It's not like I can switch the way I kick, or change this way, or use a different muscle," Kaeding said. "Especially for me, and the way I kick, that's the main lever in the kicking motion. It's impossible to avoid it and I've got these chronic issues."

Offensive Tackle

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid indicated OT Branden Albert will start at left tackle this season while OT Eric Fisher will start at right tackle.

OT | King Dunlap | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Diego Chargers OT King Dunlap could be the team's starting left tackle this season if the team does not add another left tackle in free agency.

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have reached an agreement in principle with OT Bryant McKinnie Thursday, April 2. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OT | Jonathan Martin | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Miami Dolphins believe OT Jonathan Martin is more comfortable playing left tackle because he started 37 games at the position during college.

OT | Tyson Clabo | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys may not be able to sign free-agent OT Tyson Clabo (Falcons) because he may be too expensive for the team.

Offensive Line

OL | Ryan Jensen | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have signed sixth-round draft choice OL Ryan Jensen and seventh-round draft choice WR Aaron Mellette to four-year contracts. Financial terms were not disclosed.

OL | Ricky Wagner | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens signed OL Ricky Wagner Thursday, April 2. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Defensive Line

DL | Trevor Scott | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DL Trevor Scott (Patriots) visited the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, May 2, and took a physical; however, the team did not sign him.

Defensive End

DE | Dwight Freeney | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans could meet with free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) at some point this offseason.


LB | Khaseem Greene | Chicago Bears | Transaction
The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with LB Khaseem Greene and WR Marquess Wilson to four year contracts Thursday, May 2. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

LB | Jelani Jenkins | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said LB Jelani Jenkins likely will back up several positions this season and will have a chance to start in the future.

LB | Brandon Magee | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Dallas Cowboys are expected to use LB Brandon Magee at either strongside or weakside linebacker because of his speed and ability to make plays on the ball.


CB | Marc Anthony | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with seventh-round draft choice CB Marc Anthony on a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

CB | Richard Crawford | Washington Redskins | Draft
Washington Redskins CBs Richard Crawford and Chase Minnifield could compete for one roster spot during training camp. Minnifield will have practice squad eligibility this season while Crawford will not.

CB | Nigel Malone | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts have signed undrafted free-agent CB Nigel Malone (Kansas State). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Free Safety

FS | Ronde Barber | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent FS Ronde Barber is likely waiting to see what his role would be with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before making a decision on whether or not to return for another season.

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