Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 3, 2013 @ 09:56:59 PDT



QB | Josh Portis | CFL | Transaction, Free Agents
The Toronto Argonauts of the CFL signed free-agent QB Josh Portis (Seahawks) to an undisclosed deal.

QB | Tim Tebow | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland indicated Sunday, June 2, that the team is unlikely to pursue free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Jets). "I don't believe we'll be looking into that," Ireland said.

QB | Ryan Tannehill | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland predicted QB Ryan Tannehill "is going to make a big jump this year." Tannehill will be entering his second NFL season, and the team added plenty of weapons to help that jump, including WR Mike Wallace and TE Dustin Keller. "He has a lot of room to grow. He's brilliantly smart. The upside is tremendous," Ireland said.

Running Back

RB | Chris Polk | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk lost 15 pounds to 215 pounds in the offseason and wants to be a factor in the running game.

RB | Mike Gillislee | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RBs Mike Gillislee and Jonas Gray (knee) appear set to do battle for the No. 3 running back job behind RBs Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas. "We feel very good about (Gray) coming off the knee. Then (rookie) Mike Gillislee. There's youth at the position," general manager Jeff Ireland said. "There's special teams value there. We feel very good about their skill set. Obviously, we need to see them play a little more and solidify the position."


FB | Jacob Hester | Denver Broncos | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns have stocked up at the running back position, and it might have to do somewhat with the injury history of RB Trent Richardson. However, it also has to do with the uncertainty at the fullback position, where FB Owen Marecic might be challenged by FB Jacob Hester, who was with new offensive coordinator Norv Turner when he was head coach of the San Diego Chargers.

Wide Receiver

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is in a critical year of his career.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Free Agent | Transaction
The Toronto Argonauts of the CFL cut WR Mike X. Williams.

WR | Keenan Allen | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) still has not fully recovered from his knee injury. The team expected Allen to run a slow 40-yard dash before the draft because of the injury. They believe his tape says he plays at a 4.55-second speed, which is fine with them.

Tight End

TE | Ed Dickson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Ed Dickson had been working on improving his chemistry with QB Joe Flacco this offseason and hopes to get a bigger role in the offense this season. He said his shoulder injury was the reason he was able to play only 11 games. He ended last season with 21 receptions for 225 yards and no touchdowns.

TE | Delanie Walker | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (knee) likely will undergo an MRI if his knee is still bothering him Monday, June 3. He said he injured his knee during practice Thursday, May 30, but does not believe the injury is serious.

Offensive Tackle

OT | D.J. Fluker | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Draft
San Diego Chargers OT D.J. Fluker is the last remaining member of the team's 2013 NFL Draft class to sign. That might change shortly, as a guaranteed four-year contract with an option for a fifth year is considered close to being done. The last hurdle is the deal's offset language, and that is expected to be resolved after more picks surrounding the No. 11 choice are signed.

OT | Mike X. Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Eric Metz, agent for Pittsburgh Steelers OT Mike X. Adams (stomach), said Adams will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being stabbed in the stomach but will be ready for the start of training camp.


OG | Leroy Harris | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions signed free-agent OL Leroy Harris (Titans) to an undisclosed deal.

OG | Antoine McClain | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OG Antoine McClain (foot) underwent surgery around four weeks ago to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. He has been unable to participate in organized team activities and minicamp but expects to be ready for the start of the regular season.

OG | Andy Levitre | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans OG Andy Levitre (knee) said his recovery from offseason surgery is going slower than expected but he expects to be ready for the start of training camp.

Defensive Line

DL | Mike Neal | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Green Bay Packers DL Mike Neal is trying out at linebacker. His athleticism could allow him to play a DE/LB role.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DL Osi Umenyiora is fitting in well with his new team, and his teammates have had nice things to say about his personality. "He has an outgoing personality. You can talk to him about just about anything," DT Jonathan Babineaux said. "As each day goes by, I think he's getting more and more comfortable." Umenyiora has been lining up on both sides of the line for the Falcons during organized team activities (OTAs).

DL | Cam Thomas | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Diego Chargers NT Cam Thomas is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He heads up the depth chart at nose tackle, with only undrafted rookies DLs Kwame Geathers and Byron Jerideau as his backups. The team is expected to sign at least one veteran before the start of training camp.

DL | Fred Evans | Minnesota Vikings | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Minnesota Vikings coaching staff lined DL Fred Evans up with the starting defense for the first snap of both team periods in last week's open organized team activity (OTAs) practices. "The coaches keep telling me that, hey, we need to give Fred a shot to compete for the No. 1 job," head coach Leslie Frazier said Sunday, June 2. Evans played about 30 percent of snaps last season, and he still has a lot of work to do if he is to unseat DL Letroy Guion for the starting nose tackle job.

DL | Kyle Vanden Bosch | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (Lions) does not appear to have received much interest this offseason and the belief is that he will retire.


LB | Donald Butler | San Diego Chargers | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers are likely to want to create additional cap space in 2014 due to some dead weight, and LB Donald Butler is believed to be at the forefront of the team's focus. He will hit free agency in March if no prior agreement is reached.

LB | Philip Wheeler | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland explained Sunday, June 2, why the team replaced LBs Karlos Dansby (Cardinals) and Kevin Burnett (Raiders) with LBs Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler. "Really fell in love with the two players we got. Nothing against Karlos and Kevin. They're very good players," Ireland said. "(But) I felt like this gives us a chance to get a little bit faster, a little bit more physical at the point of attack. Like their style of play."

LB | Keenan Robinson | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins LB Keenan Robinson (pectoral) is close to being fully recovered from the torn pectoral muscle he suffered last season. He expects to receive medical clearance to practice in the next week or so.

Strong Safety

SS | Sean Richardson | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers SS Sean Richardson (neck) said he is almost fully recovered from the neck surgery he had this offseason and expects to be ready by at least the start of training camp. He said he needs to pass two more tests before being cleared by the doctors.

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