Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 2, 2013 @ 10:01:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
West Virginia University QB Geno Smith's work ethic has been questioned by a football writer in recent days, but ESPN NFL Draft insider Todd McShay said a couple of scouts he considers the best in football loved his work ethic.

QB | Carson Palmer | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer had dinner with Arizona Cardinals executives Monday, April 1. There is no deal yet, though.

QB | Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan leads the NFL with 22 fourth-quarter and overtime comebacks since 2008, when he entered the league.

QB | Matt Flynn | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Flynn restructured his contract Monday, April 1. In 2013, his base salary increased from $5.25 million to $6.5 million, which is all guaranteed. In 2014, his base salary decreases from $6.25 million to $5 million.

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Transaction, Fantasy
There are four teams that could be potential targets for the New York Jets to attempt to trade QB Tim Tebow to, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York. According to Cimini, the teams in need of a backup quarterback are the Seattle Seahawks, the Chicago Bears, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cimini points out that the Seahawks could be a long shot because head coach Pete Carroll called Tebow a major distraction for Jets QB Mark Sanchez.

QB | Brian Hoyer | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
Arizona Cardinals restricted free-agent QB Brian Hoyer has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.

QB | John Skelton | Free Agent | Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals have released QB John Skelton.

QB | Ryan Nassib | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are scheduled to conduct a private workout with Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib.

QB | Colt McCoy | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Francisco QBs Scott Tolzien and Colt McCoy are expected to compete for the No. 2 quarterback job next season. The team could also add a rookie to the competition.

QB | Luke McCown | New Orleans Saints | Depth Chart Tidbit
New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown is expected to be the primary backup to QB Drew Brees.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's (knee) father said Griffin could receive clearance to start running on a field in the next week. Griffin has been running in a pool as well as on a treadmill.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QBs Kevin Kolb and Tarvaris Jackson may compete for one roster spot during training camp if the team drafts a quarterback that they believe can be their franchise quarterback.

QB | Matt Leinart | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks could show interest in free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Raiders) to be their No. 2 quarterback.


Running Back

RB | Alfonso Smith | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction
Arizona Cardinals Alfonso Smith signed his $555,000 exclusive-rights tender.

RB | William Powell | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
Arizona Cardinals exclusive rights free-agent RB William Powell has signed his tender offer. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Brian Leonard | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with free-agent RB Brian Leonard (Bengals) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

RB | Giovani Bernard | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins met with North Carolina RB Giovani Bernard a few weeks ago.

RB | Christine Michael | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers are scheduled to meet with Texas A&M RB Christine Michael, Ohio State LB John Simon and Florida State LB Vince Williams Monday, April 1.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Mohamed Massaquoi (Browns) visited the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday, April 1.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey received a one-year deal worth a maximum of $3 million, with $1.5 million guaranteed. Heyward-Bey is thought to be in line for their No. 2 receiver role.

WR | Kevin Walter | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Tennessee Titans signed WR Kevin Walter to a one-year veteran minimum contract that will pay $940,000 in 2013.

WR | Domenik Hixon | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions are not pursuing free-agent WR Domenik Hixon (Giants) at this point.


Place Kicker

PK | Nate Kaeding | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agent PK Nate Kaeding (Dolphins) to an undisclosed deal.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs OT Branden Albert will not attend any non-mandatory workouts for the Chiefs this offseason.

OT | King Dunlap | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said OT King Dunlap is currently on the top of the depth chart at left tackle but there are expected to be more options at the position during the offseason.


Guard

OG | Chris Spencer | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Tennessee Titans signed OG Chris Spencer to a one-year veteran minimum contract that will pay $840,000 in 2013.

OG | Robert Turner | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tennessee Titans OG Chris Spencer and Robert Turner may compete for the starting right guard position next season. The team could also add a rookie to compete for the job.

OG | Chris Williams | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have agreed to terms with free-agent OL Chris Williams (Rams) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Defensive Line

DL | Matt Toeaina | Free Agent | Transaction
The Chicago Bears released DL Matt Toeaina.

DL | Alan Branch | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DT Alan Branch (Seahawks) visited with the Buffalo Bills Tuesday, April 2.

DL | Mike Patterson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DL Mike Patterson (Eagles) will visit the New York Giants Tuesday, April 2.

DL | Sen'Derrick Marks | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars are scheduled to meet with free-agent DT Sen'Derrick Marks (Titans).

DL | Kenyon Coleman | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating previous reports, the New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent DE Kenyon Coleman (Cowboys). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Defensive End

DE | Mike Catapano | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings are flying in Princeton DE Mike Catapano Tuesday, April 2, to meet with coaches and the team's general manager.

DE | Dion Jordan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Jacksonville Jaguars are scheduled to meet with University of Oregon DE Dion Jordan Tuesday, April 2.

DE | Margus Hunt | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are meeting with Southern Methodist DE Margus Hunt Monday, April 1.


Linebacker

LB | Edgar Jones | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed free-agent LB Edgar Jones. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Cornerback

CB | Tracy Porter | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent CB Tracy Porter (Broncos) to a one-year deal.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins remain interested in free-agent CB Antoine Winfield (Vikings), but only have about $1 million in salary cap space.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Washington Redskins | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall signed a one-year, $2.3 million deal.

CB | Marquice Cole | New England Patriots | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots signed CB Marquice Cole to a one-year deal worth $715,000. The deal includes a $15,000 workout bonus.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have made a contract offer to free-agent CB Mike Jenkins (Cowboys).


Strong Safety

SS | Da'Norris Searcy | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
Buffalo Bills SS Da'Norris Searcy is expected to compete for the starting strong safety job next season. Searcy received 279 snaps at the position this season.


Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh reportedly never wanted the team to re-sign FS Ed Reed and wanted to go in a different direction before Reed signed with the Houston Texans.

FS | Christian Thompson | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
Baltimore Ravens FS Christian Thompson has been suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

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