Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 8, 2013 @ 10:21:57 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) has been rehabbing and throwing daily and is expected to be ready for training camp.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, a Heisman Trophy winner at Baylor and Rookie of the Year last season, is now adding husband to his collection of achievements. Griffin, 23, married college sweetheart Rebecca Liddicoat in her hometown of Boulder on Saturday, July 6.

QB | Pat White | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins QB Pat White is attempting to make the team's 53-man roster, three years since his release by the Miami Dolphins before the 2010 season. White is hopeful of continuing his career as a quarterback, but if asked to switch positions, he said he would do anything to help make the team better. "Whatever the coaches ask of me, I will do it with the best of my abilities," White said. "My heart's set on being a quarterback, but I am willing to play other positions and will do whatever it takes to help the team."


Running Back

RB | Bernard Pierce | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce has bulked up 10 pounds since last season to 228 pounds. He has always preferred to run through defenders, rather than around them, but is working on battling that natural tendency to plow straight ahead. While RB Ray Rice remains entrenched as the feature back, Pierce's workload is expected to increase this year. He averaged 6.75 carries per game in 2012. However, the team is not planning to dramatically alter how they divide up the playing time.


Wide Receiver

WR | DeWayne Peace | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft will take place Thursday, July 11, and the six eligible players for this year's draft include UNLV DE James Boyd, UNLV DT Nate Holloway, Central Florida DE Toby Jackson, Houston WR DeWayne Peace, Purdue WR O.J. Ross and South Alabama CB Damond Smith. There isn't an obvious draft pick among this lot, however.

WR | O.J. Ross | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft will take place Thursday, July 11, and the six eligible players for this year's draft include UNLV DE James Boyd, UNLV DT Nate Holloway, Central Florida DE Toby Jackson, Houston WR DeWayne Peace, Purdue WR O.J. Ross and South Alabama CB Damond Smith. There isn't an obvious draft pick among this lot, however.


Tight End

TE | Aaron Hernandez | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent TE Aaron Hernandez (Patriots) reportedly never failed a drug test when he was with the New England Patriots. He also did everything head coach Bill Belichick asked of him football-wise, including showing up to meetings on time, practicing hard and staying in shape.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Derek Sherrod | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Green Bay Packers OT Derek Sherrod (leg) has yet to play since the 2011 season, and he still was unable to take part in the teams' minicamp practices. If healthy, he is expected to compete with OTs David Bakhtiari, Don Barclay and Marshall Newhouse for a job during training camp.

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (hip) is coming off a season-ending hip injury, and the good news for the team is that Bulaga has recovered quickly and should not be slowed by the injury during the upcoming season. He is moving to left tackle, and will have the task of protecting the blind side of QB Aaron Rodgers.


Defensive Line

DL | Jared Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (shoulder) said he'll be ready for training camp.

DL | Joshua Brent | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
Dallas Cowboys DT Joshua Brent was released from jail Sunday, July 7, 11 days after he returned to Dallas County's custody due to violating terms of his pretrial release by allegedly testing positive for marijuana twice.

DL | Desmond Bryant | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Cleveland Browns believe they have plenty of depth and some quickness along the defensive line. DE Desmond Bryant will be one defensive end with DL Ahtyba Rubin at the other end. NT Phil Taylor is expected to be in the middle, with DLs John Hughes, Ish Kitchen and Billy Winn as backups.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Nate Holloway | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft will take place Thursday, July 11, and the six eligible players for this year's draft include UNLV DE James Boyd, UNLV DT Nate Holloway, Central Florida DE Toby Jackson, Houston WR DeWayne Peace, Purdue WR O.J. Ross and South Alabama CB Damond Smith. There isn't an obvious draft pick among this lot, however.


Defensive End

DE | James Boyd | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft will take place Thursday, July 11, and the six eligible players for this year's draft include UNLV DE James Boyd, UNLV DT Nate Holloway, Central Florida DE Toby Jackson, Houston WR DeWayne Peace, Purdue WR O.J. Ross and South Alabama CB Damond Smith. There isn't an obvious draft pick among this lot, however.

DE | Toby Jackson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft will take place Thursday, July 11, and the six eligible players for this year's draft include UNLV DE James Boyd, UNLV DT Nate Holloway, Central Florida DE Toby Jackson, Houston WR DeWayne Peace, Purdue WR O.J. Ross and South Alabama CB Damond Smith. There isn't an obvious draft pick among this lot, however.


Linebacker

LB | Dan Connor | New York Giants | Fantasy
Updating a previous item, a New York Giants spokesman said Sunday, July 7, that LB Dan Connor had spoken with the club and was cooperating with the authorities in Philadelphia. Connor's arrest is the 30th involving an active player since the Super Bowl, according to a chart kept by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Connor, 27, was trying to enter a terminal at the airport when a TSA officer saw the knife on an X-ray machine and notified cops. Connor, a two-time All-American at Penn State from Wallingford, Pa., was charged with possession of a weapon.

LB | D'Qwell Jackson | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns LB D'Qwell Jackson is expected to be one of the team's inside linebackers. LB Craig Robertson impressed during offseason practices, and he is in the mix for the other starting spot along with LBs Tank Carder, L.J. Fort and James-Michael Johnson.

LB | Jabaal Sheard | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Cleveland Browns have been extremely pleased with the adjustment of LB Jabaal Sheard from a defensive end in the 4-3 scheme to outside linebacker. If the season opener now, Sheard would likely be one of the team's two outside linebackers along with LB Paul Kruger.


Cornerback

CB | Damond Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft will take place Thursday, July 11, and the six eligible players for this year's draft include UNLV DE James Boyd, UNLV DT Nate Holloway, Central Florida DE Toby Jackson, Houston WR DeWayne Peace, Purdue WR O.J. Ross and South Alabama CB Damond Smith. There isn't an obvious draft pick among this lot, however.


Free Safety

FS | Jamoris Slaughter | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns SS T.J. Ward is expected to start at strong safety, and CB Johnson Bademosi and FS Tashaun Gipson are battling for the other starting spot. FS Jamoris Slaughter (Achilles') is coming off surgery for his Achilles', and he is hopeful of being ready for training camp. He might also be in the mix when healthy.

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