Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 18, 2013 @ 09:00:59 PDT



QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson said QB Josh Freeman has returned a far more comfortable and confident quarterback in the second year in offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan's system.

QB | Ryan Mallett | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Ryan Mallett continues to draw rave reviews at practice. "He's got arm strength like I've never seen. Ever," RB Shane Vereen said. "He uses that really well. He's got tremendous leadership ability. He just needs his opportunity, I think."

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is expected to be fully recovered from his back surgery next week and will try to throw some passes to the remaining players at the team's facility.

Running Back

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Carolina Panthers RBs DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert received plenty of repetitions in OTAs with RB Jonathan Stewart (ankles) on the mend.

RB | Montee Ball | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman praised RB Montee Ball. "He's a good kid, I can't say kid. He's older than me," Hillman said with a laugh. "He's a good dude, he's learning, he's doing good things out on the field. He's going to be good."

RB | George Winn | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have signed free-agent RB George Winn (Texans). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Brandon Bolden | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (foot) was not able to participate in any of the team's workouts this offseason because of a foot injury.

RB | Joseph Randle | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys believe RB Joseph Randle can be a full-time running back if something happened to RB DeMarco Murray. Randle will have to compete with RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner for the No. 2 running back job during training camp.


FB | Vonta Leach | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent FB Vonta Leach (Ravens) said he'll decide on a new team within two weeks, but he prefers to sign with the Houston Texans.

FB | Michael Robinson | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit
Seattle Seahawks FB Michael Robinson is expected to compete with RB Spencer Ware during training camp for the starting fullback job.

Wide Receiver

WR | Dominique Curry | Free Agent | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have released TE Dominique Curry.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin said he believes sitting out some practices during organized team activities and minicamp helped him not overwork his hamstrings. Austin has dealt with hamstring problems the last few seasons.

WR | Ryan Broyles | Detroit Lions | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (knee) is expected to be the No. 3 wide receiver behind WRs Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson this season.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Denver Post's Mike Klis estimates that the Denver Broncos' passing offense would reach its peak if Demaryius Thomas gets 85 receptions and Eric Decker and Wes Welker each net around 75. Klis contends that the strength of this passing attack must continue to stem from outside receivers.

WR | Kyle Williams | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Kyle Williams is the pre-training-camp favorite for the "X" wide receiver spot, ahead of A.J. Jenkins, who holds the slot advantage, and others.

WR | Chad Johnson | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) was released from jail in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Monday, June 17, after he apologized for his inappropriate behavior during a court hearing the previous week. Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh cut his 30-day sentence after hearing his apology but ordered him to perform 25 hours of community service and attend twice-a-week domestic violence counseling sessions as part of his probation, which she extended three months from its initial sentence, through mid-October.

WR | Donald Driver | Retired | Fantasy
Retired WR Donald Driver said Sunday, June 16, that he would come out of retirement if the Green Bay Packers contacted him to do so, but he wouldn't for any other club.

Tight End

TE | Colin Cloherty | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction, Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent TE Colin Cloherty (Jaguars) to a two-year deal.

TE | Greg Olsen | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen is showing great timing with QB Cam Newton during offseason workouts.

TE | Zach Miller | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks TE Zach Miller (foot) did not participate in the team's minicamp last week because of a foot injury. The injury is not believed to be serious, and he is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

TE | Heath Miller | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (knee) said he likes the tight ends on the roster and believes they can all contribute to the team. "We have a really good room, a lot of capable guys in there," Miller said. "I think maybe one of the best top to bottom that I've been starting camp with. Hopefully we'll be able to keep everybody healthy, and I think everybody is capable of contributing and doing a good job." There is a strong possibility that Miller will not be ready for the start of the regular season.

TE | Jordan Cameron | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron said he has been working on becoming the team's starting tight end this season and has been learning offensive coordinator Norv Turner's scheme. "It's just having the mindset that I'm going to be the guy, try and take over this role," Cameron said. "The confidence is huge with that, and I think I get more confidence every day, learning new things. With [tight ends coach Jon Embree], he really knows the details and how to make you a better player, whether it be blocking or positioning or route-running." Cameron said the new offense is allowing tight ends to run deep routes.

TE | Matt Veldman | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have signed free-agent TE Matt Veldman (Jaguars). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Offensive Tackle

OT | James Carpenter | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OG James Carpenter (knee) could compete for one of the starting guard jobs if he is healthy at the start of training camp.


OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (shoulder), OG Nate Livings (knee) and OT Jermey Parnell (hamstring) are expected to be ready for the start of training camp. All three missed some offseason workouts because of injuries.

Offensive Line

OL | Jeremy Lewis | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released OG Jeremy Lewis.

Defensive Line

DL | Cliff Avril | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said DE Cliff Avril (foot) should be ready for the start of training camp. Avril misses the organized team activities and most of the minicamp because of a plantar fascia injury.


LB | Desmond Bishop | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent LB Desmond Bishop (Packers) said he is motivated as a result of his release. "There's something about being released that's definitely going to add another chip to my shoulders," Bishop said. "It's motivation. It's nothing negative about this whole situation. I think it's all part of the plan, and I have to keep playing it out. I think it's going to be good. I think all that is going to help me reach my goal."

Free Safety

FS | Matt Giordano | St. Louis Rams | Transaction
St. Louis Rams FS Matt Giordano agreed to a contract that pays $840,000 in salary, with no guaranteed money.

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