Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 22, 2010 @ 12:45:38 PDT



QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Oakland Raiders are not willing to trade their first-round draft choice in a potential trade for Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, a team employee told the Oakland Tribune's Steve Corkran. The Steelers are not interested in adding their first-round draft choice in any trade.

QB | Tim Tebow | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida QB Tim Tebow visited and worked out twice with the Denver Broncos during a five-day span in the past week, The Denver Post's Mike Klis reports. Selecting Tebow could be a possibility for the Broncos, as head coach Josh McDaniels isn't afraid to make bold moves. Plus, McDaniels is high on players with good character and intelligence.

QB | Sam Bradford | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Frank Tadych, of, reports University of Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford said the St. Louis Rams have not given him any indication that he will be the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

QB | Colt McCoy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports the Denver Broncos met with University of Texas QB Colt McCoy Sunday, April 18.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Byron Leftwich has been signed to a one-year contract extension, according to SIRIUS NFL Radio. He is now under contract through the 2011 NFL season.

Running Back

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens may look to trade RB Willis McGahee for a mid-round draft choice if they select a running back during the 2010 NFL Draft, reports The Baltimore Sun's Jamison Hensley.

RB | Jahvid Best | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports University of California RB Jahvid Best said he has not had much contact with the Detroit Lions.

Wide Receiver

WR | Mike Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Green Bay Packers have shown interest in Syracuse WR Mike Williams.

Tight End

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Draft, Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens do not have a backup tight end on roster behind starter Todd Heap, reports the Baltimore Sun's Jamison Hensley. The Ravens not only need a backup at the position, they need an heir apparent for Heap. The position is a high need for them in the NFL Draft and the tight end position is considered very deep this year. Hensley notes if the Ravens do not draft a tight end, they could pick up a veteran on the free-agent market.

TE | Michael Matthews | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Free Agents
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Buffalo Bills have claimed free-agent TE Michael Matthews (Lions) off waivers.

Offensive Guard

OG | Jahri Evans | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports Jerrold Colton, agent for New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent OG Jahri Evans, said he has positive discussions with the Saints about a long-term contract for Evans. Evans is not participating in offseason workouts but could report for the workouts if talks between the two sides remain positive.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Russell Okung | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions are believed to be strongly considering Oklahoma OT Russell Okung with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft, reports John Niyo, of The Detroit News. Okung isn't sure if he could be the pick. "Everybody's bluffing and nobody's showing their cards or if they're really interested in you or not," he said.

Offensive Line

OL | Charlie Johnson | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
Phil Richards, of The Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts restricted free-agent OT Charlie Johnson has signed his one-year, $1.759 million tender offer.

Defensive Line

DL | Tony Brown | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a three-year deal with restricted free-agent DT Tony Brown, a source familiar with the situation told The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Amon Gordon | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
Ian Rapoport, of Boston Herald, reports the New England Patriots have signed unrestricted free-agent DL Amon Gordon (Eagles). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Quentin Groves | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have traded DE Quentin Groves to the Oakland Raiders for a fifth-round draft choice, pending a physical, according to a source.

Defensive Tackle

DT | Ndamukong Suh | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh said he has no idea what is going to happen during the NFL Draft or if he will be taken by the Detroit Lions at No. 2 overall, reports John Niyo, of The Detroit News. "Nobody's approached me to say they want to draft me," Suh said.

Defensive End

DE | Derrick Morgan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Georgia Tech DE Derrick Morgan is high on the Cleveland Browns' draft board and could be the team's first-round draft choice if University of Tennessee FS Eric Berry is not available, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Tony Grossi.


LB | Jamar Williams | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Free Agents
Michael Wright, of, reports Chicago Bears restricted free-agent LB Jamar Williams has signed his one-year, $1.176 million tender offer.


CB | Lito Sheppard | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed unrestricted free-agent CB Lito Sheppard (Jets) to a one-year deal worth $2 million.

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