Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 20, 2013 @ 09:29:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said he is more confident with his arm and throwing mechanics than ever before.

QB | Thaddeus Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Thaddeus Lewis is not expected to make the team following the signing of QB Brian Hoyer. QB Brandon Weeden is expected to be the starter, with QB Jason Campbell as the backup and Hoyer as the third QB.

QB | EJ Manuel | Buffalo Bills | Draft, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel, the team's first-round pick at No. 16 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, is the club's only unsigned draft pick following the agreement with WR Robert Woods Sunday, May 19.

QB | Carson Palmer | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he likes the deep pass QB Carson Palmer will be able to bring to the team. "He's tough as nails. As good a deep-ball thrower as I've ever seen. I mean really accurate on the deep ball. He still has it. What he did last year with the [Oakland Raiders], in a crazy situation, I thought was very, very impressive," Arians said.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said head coach Chip Kelly has helped him with his ball security by showing him a new way to hold the ball. "The other day, I broke out in the pocket, and the first thing Chip told me was to tuck the football," Vick said. "So I showed him how I was running with it, and he looked at it and he knocked the ball right out of my hands. And he was like, 'Hold it like this.' And what he told me felt comfortable. I had a tighter grip on the football. That should secure that problem as long as I work on it."

QB | David Garrard | Retired | Injury
Retired QB David Garrard (knee) was struggling with deeper passes during New York Jets offseason workouts this offseason because his knee prevented him to drive the ball. Garrard did well on his shorter routes during the workouts. He did miss some workouts earlier this offseason because of the injury.

QB | Mike Glennon | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said he believes QB Mike Glennon can play quickly and has not ruled out the possibility of Glennon taking over the starting job over QB Josh Freeman. "We have a starting quarterback. It's not like we're looking to find a starter. But competition is competition. Mike Glennon is a fierce competitor. I knew that when he was coming out of high school. Now being able to work with him a little, you can see it on the practice field," Schiano said.


Running Back

RB | Montell Owens | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Montell Owens (Jaguars) is at Buffalo Bills camp Monday, May 20, wearing Bills shorts and cleats. No roster move has been announced yet.

RB | Miguel Maysonet | Free Agent | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles released RB Miguel Maysonet.

RB | Alfred Morris | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins have seven running backs on the roster right now, with only RB Alfred Morris guaranteed of a job in Washington this season. Based on the current roster, it appears RB Evan Royster will be battling Jawan Jamison, and RB Roy Helu Jr. will be battling Chris Thompson for the two running back spots behind Morris.

RB | Dion Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns feel confident WR Travis Benjamin and RB Dion Lewis can handle the return duties, which is why fan favorite WR Joshua Cribbs (Raiders) (knee) was allowed to leave via free agency without much effort to re-sign him. Plus, Cribbs is 30, and there are concerns about his knee.

RB | Le'Veon Bell | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's chance at starting this season will be determined by how quickly he will be able to pick up the offense. If Bell struggles to learn the offense, RB Jonathan Dwyer or RB Isaac Redman could start.

RB | Mike Gillislee | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Mike Gillislee is expected to compete with RBs Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas for the starting running back job during offseason workouts and training camp.


Wide Receiver

WR | Chad Johnson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) was arrested in Florida for violating his probation. He failed to report to his probation officer on two occasions and failed to show proof of enrollment in a domestic violence education class.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (fingers) confirmed he played with broken fingers last season. He has been trying to straighten them out this offseason, but didn't have surgery.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders is projected to take over the spot of departed WR Mike Wallace (Dolphins) at split end, at least for one year.

WR | Travis Benjamin | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns feel confident WR Travis Benjamin and RB Dion Lewis can handle the return duties, which is why fan favorite WR Joshua Cribbs (Raiders) (knee) was allowed to leave via free agency without much effort to re-sign him. Plus, Cribbs is 30, and there are concerns about his knee.

WR | Robert Woods | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Buffalo Bills reached a four-year deal with WR Robert Woods Sunday, May 19. Woods was in California for the NFLPA's rookie premiere this weekend, and is expected to sign the contract with Buffalo in the next few days.

WR | Kevin Ogletree | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WRs Tiquan Underwood, Kevin Ogletree, Steve E. Smith and Chris Owusu are expected to be candidates for the No. 3 wide receiver job.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery could have a bigger role early in the season as a possession receiver if TE Heath Miller (knee) is not ready to play.


Tight End

TE | Jordan Cameron | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns plan to throw a lot to TE Jordan Cameron this season. Cameron has been targeted on several deep passes during organized team activities.

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm, back) is scheduled to undergo surgery Monday, May 20, on his injured forearm. The doctors are expected to take cultures from his forearm to see if the infection is still there. If there is no infection, the plate in his forearm will be replaced and Gronkowski would start a 10- to 11-rehab process. The plate will not be replaced if there are still signs of an infection.

TE | Delanie Walker | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Tennessee Titans believe they will be able to do more with TE Delanie Walker this season than what they did with TE Jared Cook last season. The team believes Walker can line up on the outside but also be an inline blocker in the running game and run more traditional tight end routes.


Guard

OG | Colin Brown | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
Buffalo Bills OL Colin Brown is taking snaps at left guard Monday, May 20.


Defensive Line

DL | Will Smith | New Orleans Saints | Depth Chart Tidbit
The New Orleans Saints will line up DE Will Smith at outside linebacker in OTAs.

DL | Steve McLendon | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit
When organized team activities (OTAs) open Tuesday, May 21, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have at least three new faces among the starters. LB Jason Worilds is in for the departed James Harrison (Bengals) at outside lineback, NT Steve McLendon is in for free-agent Casey Hampton at nose tackle, and CB Cortez Allen takes over for CB Keenan Lewis (Saints) at cornerback.

DL | Dion Jordan | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan (shoulder) said he expects to receive medical clearance to participate by the time training camp begins.

DL | John Abraham | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots may not show interest in free-agent DE John Abraham (Falcons) if he is looking for a deal similar to the two-year, $8.75 million deal San Diego Chargers DE Dwight Freeney received.


Linebacker

LB | Brooks Reed | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans LB Brooks Reed (groin) said Sunday, May 19, that he is healthy for the beginning of the team's organized team activities (OTAs), and he said he is "100 percent." Reed said he has been running and lifting weights for the past three weeks and the groin hasn't given him any trouble.

LB | Jason Worilds | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit
When organized team activities (OTAs) open Tuesday, May 21, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have at least three new faces among the starters. LB Jason Worilds is in for the departed James Harrison (Bengals) at outside lineback, NT Steve McLendon is in for free-agent Casey Hampton at nose tackle, and CB Cortez Allen takes over for CB Keenan Lewis (Saints) at cornerback.


Cornerback

CB | Cortez Allen | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit
When organized team activities (OTAs) open Tuesday, May 21, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have at least three new faces among the starters. LB Jason Worilds is in for the departed James Harrison (Bengals) at outside lineback, NT Steve McLendon is in for free-agent Casey Hampton at nose tackle, and CB Cortez Allen takes over for CB Keenan Lewis (Saints) at cornerback.

CB | Charles Woodson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DB Charles Woodson (Packers) said he is willing to sign with the Detroit Lions if he is comfortable with the salary.


Strong Safety

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu has a history of blowing off the voluntary portion of spring drills to train with his guru, Marv Marinovich, in the Los Angeles area. Last season, Polamalu went through most of the spring practice with his teammates - and then missed nine games with injuries. It's uncertain if Polamalu will attend organized team activities (OTAs), which begin Tuesday, May 21.

SS | Will Allen | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys SS Will Allen will compete for one of the starting safety jobs during training camp and has a chance to win of the jobs.

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