Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 8, 2010 @ 10:23:25 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Kyle Orton | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton said he wants to improve his rapoort with WR Eddie Royal. Orton said, "I just think a lot of it was I was new to him, he was new to me and we just kind of ... we missed some plays." Orton predicted Royal was "going to have a great year this year."

QB | Jimmy Clausen | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Allen Wilson, of The Buffalo News, reports the possibility of Buffalo Bills selecting Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft may depend on which offensive tackles are available when they pick.

QB | Mark Brunell | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets are meeting with unrestricted free-agent QB Mark Brunell (Saints) Wednesday, April 7, according to a source.


Running Back

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The potential of the Dallas Cowboys trading RB Marion Barber III is a possibility, but it remains a long shot, according to The Dallas Morning News' Todd Archer. Barber will earn nearly $8 million this year through roster bonus and base salary. After this year, he has another $24 million or so left on his contract extension, which runs through 2014. According to Archer, it always appeared the financials would get in the way of Barber being dealt. However, with it being an uncapped year, any team interested in Barber would not have to worry about the signing bonus proration or cap room to make a trade work. Any other team could simply let Barber play out this year and if they do not want to pay him the remainder, they could cut him or rework the deal.

RB | Tashard Choice | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones, according to The Dallas Morning News' Todd Archer, appears the likely starting tailback in 2010. "Jones will be the starter, in my mind," Archer wrote. He believes RB Tashard Choice should see an increased role in the offense, too.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones, according to The Dallas Morning News' Todd Archer, appears the likely starting tailback in 2010. "Jones will be the starter, in my mind," Archer wrote. He believes RB Tashard Choice should see an increased role in the offense, too.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said he does not believe RB Chris Johnson is holding out for a new contract.

RB | Walter Mendenhall | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
BuffaloBills.com reports the Buffalo Bills have signed unrestricted free-agent RB Walter Mendenhall (Colts). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Dimitri Nance | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Arizona State RB Dimitri Nance is scheduled to meet with the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs, according to a source.

RB | LeGarrette Blount | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with University of Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount, Utah LB Koa Misi and William & Mary DE Adrian Tracy Wednesday, April 7.


Wide Receiver

WR | Carlton Mitchell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with University of Florida C Maurkice Pouncey, South Carolina DL Clifton Geathers, East Carolina DL Linval Joseph, South Florida WR Carlton Mitchell and University of Arizona TE Rob Gronkowski Thursday, April 8.

WR | Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton said he wants to improve his rapoort with WR Eddie Royal. Orton said, "I just think a lot of it was I was new to him, he was new to me and we just kind of ... we missed some plays." Orton predicted Royal was "going to have a great year this year."

WR | Mike Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News, reports the Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers attended the workout of Syracuse WR Mike Williams Monday, April 5. Williams worked good in positional drills and improved on most of his NFL Scouting Combine numbers. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds and 4.55 seconds, according to two scouts' watches.

WR | Golden Tate | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with Notre Dame WR Golden Tate Wednesday, April 7.

WR | Dez Bryant | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant Wednesday, April 7.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with University of Florida C Maurkice Pouncey, South Carolina DL Clifton Geathers, East Carolina DL Linval Joseph, South Florida WR Carlton Mitchell and University of Arizona TE Rob Gronkowski Thursday, April 8.

TE | Richard Dickson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Louisiana State TE Richard Dickson has met with the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Will Barker | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Seattle Seahawks met with University of Virginia OT Will Barker Wednesday, April 7, according to a source.

OT | Pat McQuistan | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys restricted free-agent OL Pat McQuistan has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Offensive Line

OL | Mike Iupati | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with University of Idaho OG Mike Iupati Thursday, April 8.


Defensive Line

DL | Linval Joseph | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with University of Florida C Maurkice Pouncey, South Carolina DL Clifton Geathers, East Carolina DL Linval Joseph, South Florida WR Carlton Mitchell and University of Arizona TE Rob Gronkowski Thursday, April 8.

DL | Nick Eason | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
John Harris, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports unrestricted free-agent DE Nick Eason will re-sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

DL | Doug Worthington | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Buffalo Bills recently met with Ohio State DL Doug Worthington, according to a source.

DL | Junior Galette | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the New Orleans Saints met with Stillman College DL Junior Galette, according to a source.

DL | Kevin Vickerson | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans restricted free-agent DL Kevin Vickerson has not signed his tender offer but has signed a waiver that will allow him to participate in offseason workouts.

DL | Antonio Coleman | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Christopher Price, of WEEI.com, reports Auburn DE Antonio Coleman said during a radio interview that he worked out for the New England Patriots.

DL | Jason Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
Armando Salguero and Jeff Darlington, of The Miami Herald, report the Miami Dolphins do not want to make a decision on unrestricted free-agent DE Jason Taylor (Dolphins) until after the 2010 NFL Draft.

DL | Everson Griffen | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Gil Brandt, of NFL.com, reports the Atlanta Falcons are scheduled to work out University of Southern California DE Everson Griffen Saturday, April 10.

DL | Alex Brown | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent DE Alex Brown (Bears) on a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | Adrian Tracy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with University of Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount, Utah LB Koa Misi and William & Mary DE Adrian Tracy Wednesday, April 7.


Defensive End

DE | Clifton Geathers | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with University of Florida C Maurkice Pouncey, South Carolina DL Clifton Geathers, East Carolina DL Linval Joseph, South Florida WR Carlton Mitchell and University of Arizona TE Rob Gronkowski Thursday, April 8.

DE | Jason Pierre-Paul | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports South Florida DE Jason Pierre-Paul are scheduled to meet with the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, according to a source.

DE | Thaddeus Gibson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the New Orleans Saints met with Ohio State DE Thaddeus Gibson Wednesday, April 7, according to a source.


Linebacker

LB | Barrett Ruud | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Free Agents
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers restricted free-agent LB Barrett Ruud said he would like to receive a long-term contract but looks at his one-year tender offer like he gets a year to prove he deserves a long-term deal. "I approach this as a one-year, prove-it deal," said Ruud. "That's kind of what it is. You can say what you want, but the facts are I got a one-year tender, so that's how I'm approaching it."

LB | Dekoda Watson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Florida State LB Dekoda Watson is receiving strong interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders, according to a source.

LB | Koa Misi | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with University of Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount, Utah LB Koa Misi and William & Mary DE Adrian Tracy Wednesday, April 7.


Defensive Back

DB | Myron Rolle | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Florida State FS Myron Rolle ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds at his Pro Day workout Wednesday, April 7, according to a source.

DB | Patrick Robinson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Florida State CB Patrick Robinson is scheduled to meet with the Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns and San Diego Chargers, according to a source.


Cornerback

CB | William Middleton | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed exclusive rights free-agent CB William Middleton. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

CB | Akwasi Owusu-Ansah | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune, reports the Chicago Bears met with Indiana (Pa.) CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah Wednesday, April 7, according to a source.


Free Safety

FS | Ko Simpson | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions restricted free-agent FS Ko Simpson has signed his one-year tender offer. The deal is worth $1.176 million.

FS | Eric Berry | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Joe Fortenbaugh, of the National Football Post, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to meet with University of Tennessee FS Eric Berry Sunday, April 11, according to a source.

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