Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 22, 2013 @ 10:08:02 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Draft, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions are actively trying to rework QB Matthew Stafford's contract during the NFL Scouting Combine. Stafford's base salary is $12 million in 2013, but his salary cap hit is $20.3 million.

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
West Virginia QB Geno Smith measured 6-foot-2, 218 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine weigh-in.

QB | Matt Barkley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
USC QB Matt Barkley measured 6-foot-2 1/2, 227 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine weigh-in.

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The San Francisco 49ers likely will not release QB Alex Smith this offseason.

QB | Nick Foles | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said that the team likely will not look to trade QB Nick Foles this offseason. "Foles is a talented guy, and we just drafted him last year. I think this is a different situation than we've had the past couple of years where we had quarterbacks. We like the player. ... We're trying to accumulate good, young players. We're not in the business of trying to rid of good, young players," Roseman said.

QB | Tyler Bray | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Tennessee QB Tyler Bray said he has met with the Oakland Raiders at the NFL Scouting Combine.

QB | Ryan Tannehill | Miami Dolphins | Draft, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland praised QB Ryan Tannehill on the first day of the NFL Draft Combine. "As I've said before, Ryan's got 35, 36 games under his belt as a starting quarterback combined from a college and pro career," Ireland said. "And you'd normally like to have 35 games under your belt as a graduating senior so I still think there's a bunch of upside left in Ryan's potential. I like what I see so far. I love his intangible makeup. I love his athletic skill set. We have a long way to go. He knows that. But he can get a lot better. I'm very confident in that."

QB | Joe Flacco | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Baltimore Ravens are scheduled to meet with agents for QB Joe Flacco either Friday, Feb. 21, or Saturday, Feb. 22, to discuss his contract.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said he believes QB Peyton Manning will improve his play next season because he will be healthier than he was in 2012.


Running Back

RB | Marcus Lattimore | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore measured 5-foot-11 1/2, 221 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine weigh-in.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons are likely to release RB Michael Turner. He's scheduled to make $6.9 million in 2013.

RB | Reggie Bush | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins have begun negotiating with free-agent RB Reggie Bush (Dolphins) in the past week. The Dolphins want to re-sign Bush, but they want him at their price. General manager Jeff Ireland feels Bush is more suited for a third-down role or a receiver spot.

RB | Ryan Williams | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said the team is expecting big things from RB Ryan Williams. "We watched him against Philadelphia," Keim said, "We watched him against New England, his lateral quickness, his natural run skills, his avoidability is something he brings to the table. Plus he's a three-down back. We're expecting big things out of Ryan moving forward."

RB | Lance Dunbar | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team will look to add another running back this offseason that can be a backup to RB DeMarco Murray. Jones said the team likes RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner but see them more as third-down backs.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said the team is working under the impression that RB Jahvid Best (concussion) will not be able to play in 2013.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after the season. He is rehabbing the knee at the team's facility.

RB | Ronnie Hillman | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said he believes RB Ronnie Hillman is capable to become a No. 1 running back in the NFL. Fox said the team expects Hillman to play better next season and receive more playing time.


Wide Receiver

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers haven't placed a high priority on re-signing free-agent WR/KR Ted Ginn Jr.

WR | Greg Jennings | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents, Fantasy
Rumors around the NFL Scouting Combine are that free-agent WR Greg Jennings (Packers) is seeking a contract worth $14 million per year.

WR | Steve Breaston | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Steve Breaston (Chiefs) said he would be willing to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason but said the most important thing will be signing with a team that will give him playing time.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents, Fantasy
Former Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli said he believes the Chiefs will place the franchise tag on impending free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe and will look to replace impending free-agent OT Branden Albert either in free agency or the 2013 NFL Draft.

WR | Randy Moss | Free Agent | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said he was very happy with how impending free-agent WR Randy Moss performed this season but is not sure if he will return to the team next season.

WR | Vincent Brown | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the team has high hopes for WR Vincent Brown. McCoy said Brown is a great route runner and very disciplined at what he does.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (fingers) played with at least two broken fingers most of the season and has been seen around the area with his hand wrapped. Head coach Jim Schwartz would not confirm the report, but he did not necessarily deny it, either. "I am not going to comment on any of our players' health," Schwartz said. "But that's not uncommon for a wide receiver."


Tight End

TE | Jared Cook | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said the team plans to make impending free-agent TE Jared Cook a bigger part of the offense next season. "We feel he is a big part of us having success, having him in the offense and using him in different ways with the changes we made on the offensive side of the ball," he said. "We feel we can give him an opportunity to catch more balls, be more productive and be more efficient without overworking him at the position."

TE | Scott Chandler | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said the team will look to add a tight end this offseason because of the injury to TE Scott Chandler (knee). "Certainly tight end is a concern because a guy gets an ACL at the end of the year like Scott (Chandler) did and it limits your time for rehab and you don't know how strong that guy will come back," said Nix. "We've got three or four guys on the roster, but we're definitely looking to add somebody at tight end if we can."


Place Kicker

PK | Caleb Sturgis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Florida PK Caleb Sturgis said the New England Patriots were among the teams that sat in a group interview at the NFL Scouting Combine but has not met with the Patriots in a one-on-one meeting.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jake Long | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins would like to re-sign impending free-agent OT Jake Long and have made at least two contract offers to him.

OT | Branden Albert | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents, Fantasy
Former Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli said he believes the Chiefs will place the franchise tag on impending free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe and will look to replace impending free-agent OT Branden Albert either in free agency or the 2013 NFL Draft.

OT | Austin Howard | New York Jets | Free Agents
The New York Jets are scheduled to meet with restricted free-agent OT Austin Howard, Friday, Feb. 22.

OT | Gabe Carimi | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the coaching staff will use the offseason workouts to determine where they will use OT Gabe Carimi on the offensive line. Emery said he believes Carimi can play either guard or tackle.

OT | Ryan Clady | Free Agent | Injury
Denver Broncos OT Ryan Clady (shoulder) could consider skipping offseason workouts if he receives the franchise tag even though he will not be ready to participate until training camp.

OT | David Bakhtiari | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots are scheduled to meet with University of Colorado OT David Bakhtiari at the NFL Scouting Combine.

OT | Kyle Long | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tennessee Titans are scheduled to meet with University of Oregon OG Kyle Long at the NFL Scouting Combine.

OT | Eric Fisher | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher said his goal is to be the top tackle selected in the NFL Draft.


Guard

OG | Chris Snee | New York Giants | Injury
Updating a previous report, there is no timetable for New York Giants OG Chris Snee (hip) to recover from his hip surgery. Some hip surgeries require up to six to eight months of rehab but Snee's surgery may not have been too serious because he was able to play with it in the Pro Bowl.

OG | Jonathan Cooper | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams could consider taking North Carolina OG Jonathan Cooper in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft because he would be a good fit for what the team is looking for in a left guard.

OG | Lance Louis | Chicago Bears | Injury, Free Agents
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the team is happy with the progress impending free-agent OG Lance Louis (knee) has made in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He said he expected to meet with Louis' representatives at some point and work on a new contract.


Defensive Line

DL | Randy Starks | Free Agent | Free Agents
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland indicated that re-signing impending free-agent DT Randy Starks will be a priority this offseason. "It's very important to have Randy back if we can get it done. We have a very good defensive line and keeping that intact is a focus of mine. I don't want to let that strength become just average," Ireland said.

DL | Brandon Graham | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said he believes DT Antonio Dixon, DE Brandon Graham and DE Trent Cole can fit well in a 3-4 defensive alignment. He said Dixon has the perfect skill set to be a nose tackle while Graham and Cole can line up as outside linebackers.

DL | Dwan Edwards | Free Agent | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers general manager David Gettleman said the team has reached out to impending free-agent DT Dwan Edwards, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Antonio Dixon | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said he believes DT Antonio Dixon, DE Brandon Graham and DE Trent Cole can fit well in a 3-4 defensive alignment. He said Dixon has the perfect skill set to be a nose tackle while Graham and Cole can line up as outside linebackers.


Defensive End

DE | Ezekiel Ansah | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he is not concerned that Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah has only played organized football since 2010 because Ansah was a fast learner when Schwartz coached him in the Senior Bowl. "It was interesting to see him being able to grasp new concepts. It's one thing when you're out of school for three or four years and you can sort of learn as you go, but to see him go in and improve every day in practice, and have the game that he had -- he had a very productive game -- I think he went a long way to answering a lot of questions about his background and his aptitude at a setting like the Senior Bowl. He put down some good game tape," Schwartz said.


Linebacker

LB | Manti Te'o | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said the team has not taken Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o or University of Georgia LB Alec Ogletree off their draft boards even though they have had questionable off-field incidents. "We're still evaluating that process. We're evaluating them as football players first and if there's something habitual and continuous with their conduct then we'd take it into consideration," said Nix. "But at this point we don't take anyone off our board."

LB | Alec Ogletree | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said the team has not taken Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o or University of Georgia LB Alec Ogletree off their draft boards even though they have had questionable off-field incidents. "We're still evaluating that process. We're evaluating them as football players first and if there's something habitual and continuous with their conduct then we'd take it into consideration," said Nix. "But at this point we don't take anyone off our board."

LB | Quincy Black | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said LB Quincy Black (undisclosed) underwent nerve graft surgery at the end of January. Black may have played his last game with the Buccaneers.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said no decision has been made yet on the future of LB Brian Urlacher, but stressed that the franchise would "never do anything to slight him."

LB | Nate Irving | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said he believes LB Nate Irving is capable of being the team's starting middle linebacker and is confident that he can handle more playing time.

LB | Sean Spence | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team does not have a timetable for LB Sean Spence's (knee) return but hopes he can return at some point.

LB | Rey Maualuga | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction, Free Agents
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent LB Rey Maualuga is not expected to be re-signed by the team, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The team is expected to move LB Vontaze Burfict to the middle.

LB | Jarvis Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Georgia LB Jarvis Jones will not work out at the NFL Scouting Combine. Instead, he will focus on his Pro Day March 21.


Cornerback

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles will cut CB Nnamdi Asomugha if he doesn't agree to a pay cut.

CB | Sean Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said he recently met with the agent for impending free-agent CB Sean Smith and was optimistic about the meeting. He said there is still a long way to go before the two sides agree to a deal.

CB | Leodis McKelvin | Free Agent | Free Agents
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said the team would like to re-sign impending free-agent CB Leodis McKelvin but understands the team will not be able to re-sign all of their free agents.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said no team has approached him about possibly wanting to trade for CB Darrelle Revis

CB | Derek Cox | Free Agent | Free Agents
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said the team will not place the franchise tag on impending free-agent CB Derek Cox. Caldwell said the team will meet with Cox's representatives at the NFL Scouting Combine in hopes of working on a new deal.


Strong Safety

SS | George Wilson | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans signed free-agent SS George Wilson (Bills) to an undisclosed deal.

SS | Dashon Goldson | Free Agent | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said the team views re-signing impending free-agent SS Dashon Goldson as a priority this offseason but is not sure if they will be able to agree to a deal.

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