Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 26, 2013 @ 09:43:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets will take a good, hard look at West Virginia QB Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL Draft.

QB | EJ Manuel | Buffalo Bills | Draft
The Buffalo Bills' selection of QB EJ Manuel in the first round of the NFL Draft likely means the team will incorporate the read-option as part of their offensive scheme.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are open to trading pick 22 in the first round of the NFL Draft. That was a pick the team received from the Washington Redskins in a deal that eventually saw the Redskins select Robert Griffin III.

QB | Ryan Mallett | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns have called the New England Patriots about QB Ryan Mallett recently. The Patriots want a second-round pick in return.


Running Back

RB | Eddie Lacy | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
NFL teams were scared off by Alabama RB Eddie Lacy's injury history, which helped explain why he was not selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) (foot) has received full clearance to participate in offseason workouts. The Pittsburgh Steelers remain interested in his services.

RB | Roy Helu | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Roy Helu (toe) suffered a setback in his recovery from a toe injury.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | Free Agent | Free Agents
New York Giants running backs coach Jerald Ingram said the team has discussed the possibility of signing free-agent RB Brandon Jacobs (49ers) this offseason.

RB | Marcus Lattimore | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said he believes he will be ready for the start of the regular season. "I feel like, personally, I need three more months before I put some pads on," Lattimore said. "I know my body. I know when I'll be ready to play. It takes time I know, but at the beginning of the season, I feel like I should be ready to go."


Fullback

FB | Tommy Bohanon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Wake Forest FB Tommy Bohanon has received calls from up to 20 NFL teams expressing interest.


Wide Receiver

WR | Darius Hanks | Free Agent | Transaction
The Washington Redskins have released WR Darius Hanks due to a failed physical.

WR | Cordarrelle Patterson | Minnesota Vikings | Draft, Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings selected Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson with the 29th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

WR | DeAndre Hopkins | Houston Texans | Draft, Fantasy
The Houston Texans selected Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins with the 27th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

WR | Tavon Austin | St. Louis Rams | Draft, Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams selected West Virginia WR Tavon Austin with the eighth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) said he started to run routes this week and felt good during his workout. He said he is around 80 to 90 percent at this point.

WR | Aaron Dobson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots met with Marshall WR Aaron Dobson last week.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (knee) said he has not performed any complicated routes that involve cutting during his rehab at this point because he does not want to rush his recovery. He said he expects to run more complicated drill in a few weeks.

WR | Danario Alexander | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers re-signed WR Danario Alexander to a one-year deal Thursday, April 25. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Kevin Dorsey | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots conducted a private workout with University of Maryland WR Kevin Dorsey Wednesday, April 25.

WR | Terence Davis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Wake Forrest WR Terence Davis has received calls from three unidentified NFL teams.

WR | Davone Bess | Miami Dolphins | Draft, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the Miami Dolphins are asking for a fourth- and fifth-round pick for WR Davone Bess.


Tight End

TE | Tyler Eifert | Cincinnati Bengals | Draft, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Notre Dame TE Tyler Eifert with the 21st overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Draft, Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins will resume trade talks for Kansas City Chiefs OT Branden Albert Friday, April 26, after they did not select a tackle in the first round of the NFL Draft.

OT | Lane Johnson | Philadelphia Eagles | Draft
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly completed his first day of picks Thursday, April 25, in his first NFL Draft as head coach. The team added OT Lane Johnson with the fourth overall selection. "We felt he was the most athletic tackle that we had seen. We had him in, went down and worked him out privately, then had him in for a visit just a little while ago. (He has) a huge upside," Kelly said. "He hasn't played a ton of offensive tackle, but he has played the right side and the left side, so he does have experience at both sides."

OT | Justin Pugh | New York Giants | Draft, Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said Thursday, April 25, that OT Justin Pugh was the team's highest-rated player remaining on their draft board when they selected him No. 19 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. "We are really happy to get him," head coach Tom Coughlin said. "I have been asked, 'Do you think it is time for you to take a hard look at your offensive line in terms of young talent?' Well, there always is. Some years it is just not available to you. So we do feel like the addition of some young talented players in our offensive line is going to help us going forward in the future."

OT | D.J. Fluker | San Diego Chargers | Draft, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers selected Alabama OT D.J. Fluker with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

OT | Luke Joeckel | Jacksonville Jaguars | Draft, Fantasy
The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel with the second overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

OT | Eric Fisher | Kansas City Chiefs | Draft, Fantasy
The Kansas City Chiefs selected Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher with the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

OT | Andre Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals are not close to a contract with free-agent OT Andre Smith (Bengals) but the two sides are expected to continue negotiations.


Defensive Line

DL | Lawrence Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings signed free-agent DE Lawrence Jackson (Lions) to a one-year contract Thursday, April 25.

DL | Pat Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings will sign free-agent DT Pat Williams (Vikings) to a one-day contract so he can retire as a member of the organization.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Sharrif Floyd | Minnesota Vikings | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys opted not to try to wait for Florida DT Sharrif Floyd in the first round of the NFL Draft because he didn't fit their new defensive scheme. Floyd would be selected by the Minnesota Vikings. "In our system, we probably would put a premium on a quick-twitch potential 3-technique," owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. "We view him as not that, but certainly maybe capable of getting there. So that is a case where our system, our switch from the 3-4 where he was obviously a nose tackle had a lot of promise."

DT | Sheldon Richardson | New York Jets | Transaction, Draft, Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman might call for more 4-3 defensive fronts following the selection of DT Sheldon Richardson in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The team has the makings of a formidable front with Richardson, DLs Muhammad Wilkerson, Quinton Coples and NT Kenrick Ellis. The team also signed NT Antonio Garay during the offseason.

DT | Sylvester Williams | Denver Broncos | Draft, Fantasy
The Denver Broncos selected North Carolina DT Sylvester Williams with the 28th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

DT | Star Lotulelei | Carolina Panthers | Draft, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers selected Utah DT Star Lotulelei with the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

DT | Jesse Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
NFL teams are looking into the possibility of several University of Alabama players dealing with injuries. Teams are concerned about OG Chance Warmack's right shoulder, OT D.J. Fluker's left shoulder, RB Eddie Lacy's toe and DT Jesse Williams' knee.


Defensive End

DE | Datone Jones | Green Bay Packers | Draft, Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers selected UCLA DE Datone Jones with the 26th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

DE | Bjoern Werner | Indianapolis Colts | Draft, Fantasy
The Indianapolis Colts selected Florida State DE Bjoern Werner with the 24th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

DE | Ezekiel Ansah | Detroit Lions | Draft, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions selected Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

DE | Dion Jordan | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan (shoulder) may not be ready for the start of training camp, but the team believes he will be ready for Week 1.

DE | Margus Hunt | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Southern Methodist DE Margus Hunt said he only worked out for two teams this offseason.


Linebacker

LB | Rolando McClain | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome indicated Thursday, April 25, that the situation with LB Rolando McClain remains a fluid process. McClain was arrested Sunday, April 21, in Alabama.

LB | Corey Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Lane College LB Corey Jones has received interest from seven undisclosed teams heading into the 2013 NFL Draft.

LB | Manti Te'o | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o was one of the most notable names not called in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft Thursday, April 25.

LB | Alec Ogletree | St. Louis Rams | Draft, Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams selected Georgia LB Alec Ogletree with the 30th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

LB | Jarvis Jones | Pittsburgh Steelers | Draft, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones with the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

LB | Barkevious Mingo | Cleveland Browns | Draft, Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns selected Louisiana State OLB Barkevious Mingo with the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

LB | Michael Boley | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants could consider re-signing free-agent LB Michael Boley at some point this offseason.

LB | Karlos Dansby | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals have not shown any interest in free-agent LB Karlos Dansby (Dolphins) this offseason.

LB | D.J. Smith | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have signed free-agent LB D.J. Smith (Packers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Cornerback

CB | D.J. Hayden | Oakland Raiders | Draft
The Oakland Raiders came within two minutes of selecting CB D.J. Hayden at No. 3 overall before the Miami Dolphins called and made a trade for the pick.

CB | Desmond Trufant | Atlanta Falcons | Draft, Depth Chart Tidbit
The Atlanta Falcons were happy to land CB Desmond Trufant with the 22nd pick overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. They moved up eight spots in the first round to get their man, and general manager Thomas Dimitroff was more than happy to do so. "It's who we had focused on all throughout the offseason," Dimitroff said Thursday, April 25. "We were fortunate because it was a very eventful middle of the first round. It was very, very, very active with a lot of trade discussions." Head coach Mike Smith said Trufant will compete for a starting position.

CB | Xavier Rhodes | Minnesota Vikings | Draft, Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings selected Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes with the 25th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

CB | Dee Milliner | New York Jets | Draft, Fantasy
The New York Jets selected Alabama CB Dee Milliner with the ninth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

CB | Tyrann Mathieu | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State CB Tyrann Mathieu said he believes the New York Giants have interest in him but does not think the team will take him in the 2013 NFL Draft.


Safety

S | Matt Elam | Baltimore Ravens | Draft
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Thursday, April 25, that S Matt Elam was the highest rated player on their board, so they selected him at No. 32 overall in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

S | Kenny Vaccaro | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the San Francisco 49ers acquired the No. 18 overall pick from the Dallas Cowboys, who elected to trade down after missing out on SS Kenny Vaccaro (Saints) and DT Sheldon Richardson (Jets). The Cowboys moved down to No. 31 in the first round, and added the No. 74 overall selection, a third-round pick.


Free Safety

FS | Malcolm Jenkins | New Orleans Saints | Depth Chart Tidbit
The New Orleans Saints have considered moving FS Malcolm Jenkins back to cornerback after selecting S Kenny Vaccaro in the NFL Draft.

FS | Eric Reid | San Francisco 49ers | Draft, Fantasy
The San Francisco 49ers selected Louisiana State S Eric Reid with the 18th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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