Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 6, 2010 @ 10:18:30 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
NFL.com reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said he doesn't expect his role on the team to change too much despite moving up to No. 2 on the depth chart following the departure of QB Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins. "I think my role will still be the same, to come in and provide whenever I'm needed," Vick said. "To come in and make plays and just try to do things to keep the offense on course. Whatever I'm asked to do, that's what I'll be available to do."

QB | Marc Bulger | Free Agent | Free Agents
Sean Jensen, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports free-agent QB Marc Bulger (Rams) might be drawn to sign with the Arizona Cardinals, according to a league source. Bulger could compete for the team's starting quarterback job.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Washington Redskins | Free Agents
Rick Maese, of The Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins could pursue Denver Broncos restricted free-agent WR Brandon Marshall in hopes of providing a wide receiver to complement QB Donovan McNabb.

QB | Brian St. Pierre | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports free-agent QB Brian St. Pierre is planning to re-sign with the Arizona Cardinals. St. Pierre is planning to fly to Arizona this weekend for a physical and expects to re-sign next week.

QB | Jonathan Crompton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Tennessee QB Jonathan Crompton is scheduled to meet with the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers.

QB | R.J. Archer | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Vikings are expected to meet with William & Mary QB R.J. Archer Tuesday, April 6, and Wednesday, April 7.

QB | Tim Tebow | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with University of Florida QB Tim Tebow Tuesday, April 6.


Running Back

RB | LaMarcus Coker | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Bo Marchionte, of NFL Draft Bible, reports Hampton RB LaMarcus Coker visited the San Francisco 49ers last week. He measured in at 5-foot-10 and 199 pounds.

RB | Ryan Torain | Free Agent | Free Agents
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the St. Louis Rams are scheduled to meet with unrestricted free-agent RB Ryan Torain (Broncos) Wednesday, April 21.

RB | Dexter McCluster | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Mississippi RB Dexter McCluster is scheduled to meet with the Denver Broncos Tuesday, April 6, and the Washington Redskins Wednesday, April 7.

RB | Jahvid Best | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Updating a previous report, Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the San Diego Chargers are meeting with University of California RB Jahvid Best Monday, April 5, according to a source.


Wide Receiver

WR | Gerald Baptiste | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Bo Marchionte, of NFL Draft Bible, reports Southern Miss WR Gerald Baptiste will interview with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, April 8.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Free Agents
Rick Maese, of The Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins could pursue Denver Broncos restricted free-agent WR Brandon Marshall in hopes of providing a wide receiver to complement QB Donovan McNabb.

WR | Mardy Gilyard | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Joe Fortenbaugh, of the National Football Post, reports the Tennessee Titans are scheduled to meet with University of Cincinnati WR Mardy Gilyard Wednesday, April 7, according to a source.

WR | Jeremy Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Joe Fortenbaugh, of the National Football Post, reports the New Orleans Saints are scheduled to work out Tulane WR Jeremy Williams Thursday, April 8.


Tight End

TE | Dennis Pitta | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Cincinnati Bengals are meeting with Brigham Young TE Dennis Pitta Monday, April 5, and Tuesday, April 6, according to a source.

TE | Steve Maneri | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the New York Giants worked out Temple TE Steve Maneri last week.


Place Kicker

PK | Neil Rackers | Houston Texans | Fantasy
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Houston Texans will keep PK Kris Brown after signing PK Neil Rackers. The team will have an open competition for their kicker position, with the best kicker getting the job.

PK | Kris Brown | Houston Texans | Fantasy
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Houston Texans will keep PK Kris Brown after signing PK Neil Rackers. The team will have an open competition for their kicker position, with the best kicker getting the job.


Offensive Guard

OG | Jason Shirley | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals OG Jason Shirley (Achilles') is feared to be lost for the 2010 season after undergoing surgery Monday, April 5, to repair a torn Achilles' tendon. Shirley apparently was injured playing in a charity basketball game with a team of Bengals over the weekend. He is looking at the very least at a six-month rehab.

OG | Bobbie Williams | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction, Free Agents
Bengals.com reports the Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed unrestricted free-agent OG Bobbie Williams to a two-year deal, according to his agent. Financial terms were not disclosed.

OG | Rob Sims | Detroit Lions | Transaction
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Seattle Seahawks have traded OG Rob Sims to the Detroit Lions for a 2010 fifth-round draft choice.


Defensive Line

DL | Alex Brown | Free Agent | Free Agents
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are believed to have interest in free-agent DE Alex Brown (Bears).

DL | Dexter Davis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Arizona Cardinals are scheduled to meet with Arizona State DE Dexter Davis next week, according to a source.

DL | Stephen Bowen | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys restricted free-agent LB Stephen Bowen said he plans to sign his tender offer this week.

DL | Hall Davis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports University of Louisiana-Layafette LB Hall Davis is scheduled to meet with the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots this week.

DL | Anthony Hargrove | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous report, Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports the New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent DL Anthony Hargrove has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | Corey Peters | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Indianapolis Colts are scheduled to meet with University of Kentucky DT Corey Peters Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10, according to a source.

DL | Robert Henderson | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Detroit Lions have traded DE Robert Henderson to the Seattle Seahawks for a seventh-round draft choice.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Jared Odrick | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Penn State DL Jared Odrick is a player the Cleveland Browns could be targeting in the NFL Draft. "He's a guy who's gained significant traction on NFL draft boards and the Browns are right on him," said a league source. The Browns have worked out Odrick privately and also plan to bring him for a visit before the draft.

DT | Arthur Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports the Atlanta Falcons are scheduled to hold a private workout with Syracuse DT Arthur Jones before the 2010 NFL Draft.

DT | Brian Price | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Gil Brandt, of NFL.com, reports UCLA DT Brian Price is scheduled to meet with the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.


Defensive End

DE | Kevin Alexander | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Clemson DE Kevin Alexander measured in at his Pro Day with a height of 6-foot-2 3/8, 262 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.74 seconds. He measured a 9-foot-10 broad jump and completed 28 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.


Linebacker

LB | Daryl Washington | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports the Miami Dolphins have met with Texas Christian LB Daryl Washington.

LB | Tylan Merkerson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Wingate LB/S Tylan Merkerson measured in at his Pro Day with a height of 6-foot-4, 224 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds and 4.79 seconds. He measured a 34-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-7 broad jump and completed 16 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.

LB | Micah Johnson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to hold a private work out with University of Kentucky LB Micah Johnson Monday, April 5, according to a source.


Cornerback

CB | Robert McClain | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Bo Marchionte, of NFL Draft Bible, reports Connecticut CB Robert McClain has a private workout scheduled with the New England Patriots Wednesday, April 7.


Safety

S | Earl Thomas | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Tennessee Titans are scheduled to meet with University of Texas FS Earl Thomas Wednesday, April 7, and Thursday, April 8, according to a source.


Free Safety

FS | Major Wright | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports University of Florida FS Major Wright is scheduled to meet with the Tennessee Titans and New York Jets this week.

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