Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 29, 2010 @ 10:18:39 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Sam Bradford | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports while the St. Louis Rams are very likely to select Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, a team source said they will not make a final decision until after the team has a private workout for him April 19, just three days before the NFL Draft.

QB | Jimmy Clausen | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen (foot) said during an interview on SIRIUS NFL Radio that he does not know if he will end up being selected during the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft. Clausen is dealing with a foot injury, and he said he will go full speed soon to see how his foot feels. In regards to when he will be able to throw on the move, Clausen said it is a gradual progression. "Right now, I've just been doing walking drops and throwing the ball, trying to get my motion down," he noted.

QB | Rusty Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Bryan Mullen, of The Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans are scheduled to meet with University of Louisiana-Lafayette DE Hall Davis and Florida Atlantic QB Rusty Smith.


Running Back

RB | Willie Parker | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports free-agent RB Willie Parker (Steelers) is so bitter towards the Pittsburgh Steelers about his treatment last season, according to a person close to Parker, that he would rather sit out the 2010 season than re-sign with the team.

RB | Curtis Steele | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Gil Brandt, of NFL.com, reports Memphis RB Curtis Steele (hamstring) measured in at his Pro Day Friday, March 26, with a height of 5-foot-10 5/8, 194 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.60 seconds, but he pulled a hamstring and was unable to do any more of the running drills. He also measured a 32 ½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-4 broad jump and completed 16 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.

RB | James Davis | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini said he expects RB James Davis (shoulder) to be ready for the start of training camp.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent RB Pierre Thomas said he would like to sign a long-term contract with the Saints but does not know if the team wants to go in that direction. Thomas has no plans to hold out of offseason workouts because of his contract situation.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (ankle) said he has been limited during the first week of offseason workouts but hopes to fully participate in the workouts in the near future.

RB | Toby Gerhart | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Denver Broncos worked out Stanford RB Toby Gerhart last week.

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of NFL.com, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips said he does not see the team trading RB Felix Jones, RB Marion Barber III or RB Tashard Choice this offseason.

RB | Tashard Choice | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of NFL.com, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips said he does not see the team trading RB Felix Jones, RB Marion Barber III or RB Tashard Choice this offseason.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of NFL.com, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips said he does not see the team trading RB Felix Jones, RB Marion Barber III or RB Tashard Choice this offseason.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mark Bradley | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday, March 29, that restricted free-agent WR Mark Bradley has signed his tender offer.

WR | Ryan Wolfe | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Gil Brandt, of NFL.com, reports Nevada-Las Vegas WR Ryan Wolfe (hamstring) measured in at his Pro Day with a height of 6-foot-1, 198 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.88 seconds, but he pulled his left hamstring n the process. He also measured a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-10 broad jump and completed 15 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.

WR | Chris Carter | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Gil Brandt, of NFL.com, reports California-Davis WR Chris Carter (knee) is still recovering from posterior cruciate ligament surgery in his left knee and is unlikely to be able to work out until after the 2010 NFL Draft.

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents
Former NFL WR Amani Toomer, during an interview on SIRIUS NFL Radio, said he recently went to visit with free-agent WR Plaxico Burress, who is in prison. Toomer said Burress looks like he has lost some weight, is constantly working out and has definitely been humbled by his experience. Toomer believes Burress still has enough gas left to help an NFL team, and he noted Burress was never a "speed" receiver, so even if he has lost a step it should not change his game play much.

WR | Sean Morey | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
Mike Sando, of ESPN.com, reports the Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign unrestricted free-agent WR Sean Morey (Cardinals).

WR | Amani Toomer | Retired | Free Agents
Free agent WR Amani Toomer (Chiefs), during an interview on SIRIUS NFL Radio, said he is done playing professional football even though he has not yet filed retirement paperwork with the league. Toomer said he has been focusing on his family and one day hopes to get into broadcasting.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Gil Brandt, of NFL.com, reports University of Arizona TE Rob Gronkowski measured in at his Pro Day with a height of 6-foot-6 1/4, 258 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds with the wind and 4.73 against the wind, the short shuttle in 4.47 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.18 seconds. He measured a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-11 broad jump.

TE | Jimmy Graham | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports University of Miami (Fla.) TE Jimmy Graham said he is scheduled to visit eight to 10 teams over the next two weeks.


Offensive Guard

OG | Manuel Ramirez | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports via Twitter Detroit Lions restricted free-agent OG Manuel Ramirez has signed his tender, according to a source.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jared Gaither | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens OT Jared Gaither confirmed Sunday, March 28, that he would report to the team's offseason workout program Monday, March 29. Gaither indicated that his preference is to strike a long-term deal with the team. "It would be my dream to stay with the Ravens and stay with the team, winning multiple championships," Gaither said. "I'd be more than happy to remain here." Gaither said he did not attend the first week of the program because he was rehabilitating a right ankle injury that slowed him late last season.

OT | Bruce Campbell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Vikings may meet with University of Maryland OT Bruce Campbell.


Defensive Line

DL | Mike Montgomery | Free Agent | Free Agents
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports free-agent DL Mike Montgomery (Packers) is scheduled to visit the Minnesota Vikings Monday, March 29, according to league sources.

DL | Derrick Burgess | New England Patriots | Free Agents
Albert Breer, of the Boston Globe, reports the New England Patriots have remained in contact with unrestricted free-agent DE Derrick Burgess (Patriots) during the offseason and are open to re-signing Burgess.

DL | Hall Davis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Bryan Mullen, of The Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans are scheduled to meet with University of Louisiana-Lafayette DE Hall Davis and Florida Atlantic QB Rusty Smith.


Linebacker

LB | Angelo Crowell | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday, March 29, that they have re-signed free-agent LB Angelo Crowell to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Zeke Moreno | Free Agent | Free Agents
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Buffalo Bills worked out free-agent LB Zeke Moreno (Chargers), according to his agent, Orlando Castano. The workout was conducted in Arizona. Moreno has spent the past four seasons in the Canadian Football League.

LB | Travis Goethel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins inside linebackers coach Bill Sheridan attended Arizona State's Pro Day and was there primarily to see LB Travis Goethel, according to a source.


Cornerback

CB | Mike Newton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports 12 teams attended University of Buffalo S Mike Newton's Pro Day workout. The Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders were in attendance.

CB | Nate Vasher | Free Agent | Free Agents
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Chargers are close to signing free-agent CB Nate Vasher (Bears), according to sources.

CB | Frank Walker | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports unrestricted free-agent CB Frank Walker (Ravens) is reportedly receiving interest from the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams.

CB | Fabian Washington | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Fabian Washington (knee) could start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

CB | Joe Haden | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Tennessee Titans are scheduled to meet with University of Florida CB Joe Haden, according to a source.


Safety

S | Levin Neal | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Bo Marchionte, of NFLDraftBible.com, reports East Carolina S Levin Neal measured in at his Pro Day with a height of 5-foot-10 5/8, 202 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds and 4.46 seconds. He measured a 40.5-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-5 1/2 broad jump and completed 26 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.


Free Safety

FS | Darren Sharper | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
Brian Biggane, of the Palm Beach Post, reports the Miami Dolphins may have interest in unrestricted free-agent FS Darren Sharper (Saints) as a short-term solution at free safety.

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