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Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Wednesday, Feb. 5

By KFFL Staff


Quarterback

QB | Tajh Boyd | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Clemson QB Tajh Boyd said he will be working on improving his footwork while preparing for the 2014 NFL Draft. "Just consistency with the footwork," Boyd said. "I think that's what separates quarterbacks: learning how to throw the ball on a certain level, on certain angles. I think I can change my platform to throw on just about any angle."

QB | Derek Carr | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said he was impressed with Clemson DE Dee Ford and Fresno State QB Derek Carr during Senior Bowl week.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman claimed the team cracked the Denver Broncos offense and figured out some of QB Peyton Manning's signals. "All we did was play situational football," Sherman said. "We knew what route concepts they liked on different downs, so we jumped all the routes. Then we figured out the hand signals for a few of the route audibles in the first half."

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers praised Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman, saying he would love to have him on his team. "I would love to have Richard Sherman on my team. Supremely talented player. Brings a swagger to the field," Rodgers said.

QB | Johnny Manziel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Houston Texans are interested in Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel and Central Florida QB Blake Bortles with the top pick in the NFL draft.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez may be done with the team, in the opinion of Rich Cimini of ESPN New York. Cimini points out that Sanchez still has value and will likely have other teams interested in him.

QB | Alex Smith | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt hopes QB Alex Smith will be the long term answer at quarterback for the team. "When we made the trade for him a year ago, that was part of the thinking," Hunt said of re-signing Smith. "I don't think that thinking has changed. He came in and did a nice job. We're glad to have him as a part of the Kansas City Chiefs and we hope it's longer than a two-year stay."


Running Back

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he will talk with running backs coach Sylvester Croom before deciding whether to release RB Chris Johnson or keep him on the roster. "I think an important thing is sitting down with Sylvester Croom and talking about the dynamic in the running back room and how those guys work and talking to some of the defensive coaches and their perspective of some of the players. And I'm talking about some of the coaches that were here. That's one of the pieces of the puzzle that's important too, is having some coaches on the staff that were here before. Because, you've heard me say this, chemistry is an important piece of it, and it is," Whisenhunt said.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts likely will not re-sign impending free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw this offseason, because he likely would not accept being behind RBs Vick Ballard and Trent Richardson on the depth chart.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Denver Broncos impending free-agent RB Knowshon Moreno said he hopes to re-sign with the team this offseason. Moreno is expected to look for $3.5 million to $4.5 million in free agency, and the team does not expect to re-sign him.

RB | Joique Bell | Detroit Lions | Transaction
The Detroit Lions are likely to offer RB Joique Bell a second-round tender worth $2-$3 million. Both sides could try to work out a long term deal in the offseason.


Wide Receiver

WR | Golden Tate | Free Agent | Free Agents
Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent WR Golden Tate said during a radio interview that he would be willing to accept a discount in order to remain with the Seahawks.

WR | Eric Decker | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins could consider pursuing Denver Broncos impending free-agent WR Eric Decker if he is available during free agency. The team will be looking to add a wide receiver they can pair with WR Pierre Garcon.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
There is no chance that the Arizona Cardinals will trade WR Larry Fitzgerald after he restructured his contract.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (shoulder), who set a Super Bowl record with 13 catches against the Seattle Seahawks, played through a separated shoulder that he sustained in the first quarter of the game.

WR | A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals could hold off on signing WR A.J. Green to a contract extension this offseason, and could wait until after he plays out the final year of his contract in 2014, according to Mike Sando of ESPN.com. Sando also suggested the team could eventually use the franchise tag on Green at some point.


Tight End

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Free Agents
New York Giants FS Antrel Rolle said he has talked with Green Bay Packers impending free-agent TE Jermichael Finley about possibility signing with the Giants this offseason. "He's an extreme talent, he's an exceptional guy," Rolle said. "More importantly, he's a fiery guy, and that's something we can use on the offensive side of the ball, a guy with some intensity … He's a guy I would love to be a teammate with, and I think we could do some great things together."


Offensive Tackle

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent OT Bryant McKinnie played this season with a torn meniscus in his knee. McKinnie said he would like to re-sign with the team this offseason.

OT | Jared Veldheer | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
Oakland Raiders impending free-agent OT Jared Veldheer indicated he would rather sign a long-term contract than receive the franchise tag this offseason.

OT | Taylor Lewan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Michigan OT Taylor Lewan is high on ESPN's Mel Kiper's Big Board for the 2014 NFL Draft, and he's receiving a lot of positive reviews from clubs.


Guard

OG | Richie Incognito | Free Agent | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Miami Dolphins lifted the suspension of OG Richie Incognito Tuesday, Feb. 4. Incognito was suspended after a teammate accused him of bullying him.


Defensive Line

DL | Michael Bennett | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks consider re-signing impending free-agent WR Golden Tate and DE Michael Bennett as their top priorities this offseason.

DL | Dee Ford | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said he was impressed with Clemson DE Dee Ford and Fresno State QB Derek Carr during Senior Bowl week.

DL | Ndamukong Suh | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Detroit Lions plan to start negotiating with DT Ndamukong Suh on a new contract whenever he hires a new agent.


Linebacker

LB | Brian Orakpo | Washington Redskins | Free Agents
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said the team has begun contract talks with impending free-agent LBs Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley. The team is not expected to make contract proposals to both players until the end of February.

LB | Perry Riley | Washington Redskins | Free Agents
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said the team has begun contract talks with impending free-agent LBs Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley. The team is not expected to make contract proposals to both players until the end of February.

LB | D.J. Williams | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears may move LB Jonathan Bostic to strongside linebacker next season if they decided to re-sign impending free-agent LB D.J. Williams.

LB | Jonathan Bostic | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears may move LB Jonathan Bostic to strongside linebacker next season if they decided to re-sign impending free-agent LB D.J. Williams.

LB | Nate Irving | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (back) dealt with a stiff back during Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks. LB Nate Irving (ankle) had a walking boot around his ankle that was sprained after the game. LB Paris Lenon (ribs) and OG Louis Vasquez (ribs) had sore ribs.

LB | NaVorro Bowman | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) will have his surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews Tuesday, Feb. 04.


Cornerback

CB | Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie | Free Agent | Free Agents
Denver Broncos impending free-agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said he hopes to be able to re-sign with the team this offseason because he likes where the team is headed.

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
Chicago Bears impending free-agent CB Charles Tillman said he is open to the idea of signing with the Detroit Lions this offseason.

CB | Richard Sherman | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman claimed the team cracked the Denver Broncos offense and figured out some of QB Peyton Manning's signals. "All we did was play situational football," Sherman said. "We knew what route concepts they liked on different downs, so we jumped all the routes. Then we figured out the hand signals for a few of the route audibles in the first half."


Safety

S | Calvin Pryor | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
ESPN's Mel Kiper doesn't think University of Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is guaranteed to be the first safety off the board in the first round of this year's draft. Instead, Louisville S Calvin Pryor may earn that honor.

S | Ha Ha Clinton-Dix | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
ESPN's Mel Kiper doesn't think University of Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is guaranteed to be the first safety off the board in the first round of this year's draft. Instead, Louisville S Calvin Pryor may earn that honor.


Free Safety

FS | Jairus Byrd | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman indicated the team likely will address the safety position during free agency. Roseman did not rule out the possibility of going after the top free-agent safeties like Buffalo Bills impending free-agent FS Jairus Byrd and Cleveland Browns impending free-agent FS T.J. Ward.

FS | T.J. Ward | Cleveland Browns | Free Agents
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman indicated the team likely will address the safety position during free agency. Roseman did not rule out the possibility of going after the top free-agent safeties like Buffalo Bills impending free-agent FS Jairus Byrd and Cleveland Browns impending free-agent FS T.J. Ward.

FS | Antrel Rolle | New York Giants | Free Agents
New York Giants FS Antrel Rolle said he has talked with Green Bay Packers impending free-agent TE Jermichael Finley about possibility signing with the Giants this offseason. "He's an extreme talent, he's an exceptional guy," Rolle said. "More importantly, he's a fiery guy, and that's something we can use on the offensive side of the ball, a guy with some intensity … He's a guy I would love to be a teammate with, and I think we could do some great things together."

FS | Nick Collins | Retired | Injury
Despite the fact that former Green Bay Packers FS Nick Collins (neck) would like to return to play football, there is no change in his medical prognosis, and doctors say the risk is too great to continue playing.

FS | Antoine Bethea | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
Indianapolis Colts FS Antoine Bethea has expressed a desire to return to the Colts in 2014. Bethea has taken a noncommittal approach when asked about free agency.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Kyle Shanahan | Cleveland Browns | Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins QB Rex Grossman (Redskins) could be a logical addition for the Cleveland Browns, according to Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland. Grossman is expected to be a free agent this offseason. He has been in offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's system for five seasons and could help mentor a young quarterback.



 


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