Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 11, 2013 @ 12:07:57 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez will gather Thursday, July 11, with about 15 teammates near his home in Southern California for "Jets West", which is his annual, players-only passing camp. Sanchez is confident in his abilities, and he looks forward to competition in training camp. "When it's a straight-up competition for the job, let's roll," Sanchez said. "It really doesn't bother me at all. It really doesn't affect my confidence or anything like that. We're competing for something. All right, I'm going to win. That's just how I am."


Running Back

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans running backs coach Chick Harris said RB Arian Foster is determined to reach his goals in 2013. "I think Arian is more determined than ever to reach his goals of being better than last year and obtaining more yards in both the passing game and run game," Harris said. "He knows what he did the year before. He did not attain the amount of yards that he had prior so therefore he's gunning for it."

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said RB Jonathan Stewart (ankles) is progressing after having offseason surgery on both ankles. He wouldn't say whether Stewart would be ready for training camp.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) said he's "100 percent, ready to go" heading into training camp later this month.


Wide Receiver

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson believes that he can improve on last season's 1,964 receiving yards, according to QB Matthew Stafford, who appeared on NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Thursday, July 11. "That guy works harder than anybody I know. ..." said Stafford. He broke former WR Jerry Rice's single-season record while playing with broken fingers. Stafford acknowledged that the Lions must become more balanced in order to be successful as a team, however.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (arm, back) is no longer wearing the brace and cast on his surgically-repaired left arm, and appeared to be moving around fine at a book signing Thursday, July 11. Gronkowski did not comment on his back. "I can tell you this," Gronkowski said. "I'm in great spirits. I'm enjoying life a lot more. I can tell you that right there."


Offensive Tackle

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Kansas City Chiefs haven't made progress in negotiations with franchised free-agent OT Branden Albert.

OT | Ryan Clady | Denver Broncos | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Denver Broncos still have "significant work to do" to reach a deal with franchised free-agent OT Ryan Clady.


Defensive Line

DL | Henry Melton | Chicago Bears | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Chicago Bears haven't made progress in negotiations with franchised free-agent DT Henry Melton.

DL | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys haven't made progress in negotiations with franchised free-agent DE Anthony Spencer.


Defensive End

DE | Michael Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals haven't made progress in negotiations with franchised free-agent DE Michael Johnson.


Linebacker

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
According to a source, there have been no talks between the Dallas Cowboys and LB Sean Lee on a contract extension.


Strong Safety

SS | Quintin Mikell | Free Agent | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the team has curiosity with free-agent S Quintin Mikell (Rams).


Free Safety

FS | Morgan Burnett | Green Bay Packers | Transaction
The Green Bay Packers are working on completing a contract extension for FS Morgan Burnett.

FS | Jairus Byrd | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Buffalo Bills haven't made progress in negotiations with franchised free-agent FS Jairus Byrd.

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