Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 26, 2010 @ 11:57:52 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jason Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Draft
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said the team will have an open competition at quarterback despite the acquisition of QB Jason Campbell during the NFL Draft, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. "What it comes down to is that we've got five quarterbacks now and we're going to have a great competition," Cable said. "There will be some decisions to be made here in the next month or so, whatever that is."

QB | Trent Edwards | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Buffalo Bills plan to move forward with QBs Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Brohm and rookie Levi Brown, reports Sal Maiorana, of The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. "We're set with where we are," general manager Buddy Nix said. "Our goal is for a top guy to come out of this pack. We're going to make this thing work."

QB | Troy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
Baltimore Ravens QB Troy Smith and John Beck are expected to compete for the backup duties behind starting QB Joe Flacco, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun.

QB | Jonathan Crompton | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Diego Chargers rookie QB Jonathan Crompton, a fifth-round pick, is expected to be the team's No. 3 quarterback, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

QB | Jarrett Brown | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms with undrafted rookie free-agent QB Jarrett Brown (West Virginia), reports Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

QB | Tim Tebow | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said rookie QB Tim Tebow will only play quarterback, according to SIRIUS NFL Radio.

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns team president Mike Holmgren said the team does not plan to have rookie QB Colt McCoy see the field during the 2010 NFL season, reports SIRIUS NFL Radio.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers director of player personnel Kevin Colbert said the Steelers are not looking to trade QB Ben Roethlisberger at this time, reports Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

QB | Jevan Snead | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed undrafted free-agent QB Jevan Snead (Mississippi), a source has told Scout.com's Adam Caplan. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, during an interview on ESPN, said the team is comfortable with their depth at quarterback. The Steelers have Byron Leftwich, Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon as potential starting options to replace Ben Roethlisberger while he is suspended. Tomlin said Dixon is a talented young quarterback, but was quick to point out Dixon is still a young quarterback.

QB | Rex Grossman | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins QB Rex Grossman becomes the backup quarterback to Donovan McNabb in Washington now that Jason Campbell has been sent packing to the Oakland Raiders, reports Brad Biggs, of The Chicago Tribune.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck is having a great offseason, according to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll during an ESPN interview. Carroll said Hasselbeck is the team's starting quarterback and taking part in the team's offseason workouts.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said he expects RB Ryan Mathews to have rougly 250 carries and 40 receptions this upcoming season, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune. "That is so hard to say, because there are games that come up like the Tennessee game and the Denver game (last season) where you run the ball 40 times. I'd like every game to be that way. Unfortunately, it's not," Turner said. "But I would expect Ryan to have 250 carries and 40 catches, something like that. That's obviously saying RB Darren Sproles is going to have the same role he's had.

RB | Julius Jones | Seattle Seahawks | Draft
The Seattle Seahawks were willing to trade RB Julius Jones during the NFL Draft, reports Michael Lombardi, of the National Football Post. However, since that proved unsuccessful, the Seahawks could bring Jones back. Jones remains available for a trade if a team is interested.

RB | LeGarrette Blount | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous item, rookie free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Oregon) has agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans, not the San Francisco 49ers, The Tennessean reports. Blount had initially agreed with the 49ers, but changed his mind after talking to Titans head coach Jeff Fisher Sunday, April 25. Since Blount had not signed a contract, he was free to change his mind.

RB | Javon Ringer | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans second-year RB Javon Ringer has become the team's No. 2 running back behind starter Chris Johnson, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. "We have a terrific running back (Johnson)," head coach Jeff Fisher said, "and a very talented backup in Javon." Fisher went on to say the team has good depth at the position, which they feel good about, but he would not rule out adding another running back.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Houston Texans rookie RB Ben Tate gives the team another option in the running game, possibly a physical back to pair with RB Steve Slaton (neck), reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. "We like his size, but it's always nice to have someone who can hit a home run when everything works out," head coach Gary Kubiak said about Tate. "He's not only a big back - and we were looking for some power there from that standpoint - but this guy had 4.4 (speed), also; shows the ability to make big plays."

RB | Brian Westbrook | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said the team will see where it goes in regards to bringing free-agent RB Brian Westbrook (Eagles) on board, reports Jim Thomas, of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Westbrook had a physical with the team during the NFL Draft weekend. "It's way, way early in the stage," Spagnuolo said. If Westbrook checks out medically and signs, he could be a solid complement to starting RB Steven Jackson.

RB | Stafon Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
Undrafted rookie free-agent RB Stafon Johnson (USC) has been signed by the Tennessee Titans, reports SIRIUS NFL Radio.

RB | Joique Bell | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills have signed undrafted free-agent RB Joique Bell (Wayne State) to a three-year deal, according to The Detroit News' Tim Twentyman. Financial terms were not disclosed.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood has officially signed his one-year tender offer, AtlantaFalcons.com reports.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw needs to get on the practice field during the upcoming season, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said during an ESPN interview. Coughlin said while Bradshaw was able to play in games, having him on the practice field during the week will only help him improve his game.

RB | Jonathan Dwyer | Pittsburgh Steelers | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Georgia Tech RB Jonathan Dwyer in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.


Wide Receiver

WR | Michael Clayton | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Draft
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been attempting to trade WR Michael Clayton; however, no teams have expressed interest thus far, reports Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times. Clayton became expendable after the Buccaneers selected receivers Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams in the NFL Draft. The Bucs believe both players will be starters.

WR | Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Draft
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been attempting to trade WR Michael Clayton; however, no teams have expressed interest thus far, reports Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times. Clayton became expendable after the Buccaneers selected receivers Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams in the NFL Draft. The Bucs believe both players will be starters.

WR | Mike Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Draft
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been attempting to trade WR Michael Clayton; however, no teams have expressed interest thus far, reports Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times. Clayton became expendable after the Buccaneers selected receivers Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams in the NFL Draft. The Bucs believe both players will be starters.

WR | Demetrius Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Baltimore Ravens are deeper at wide receiver this year than they have been in years, possibly ever, and they probably won't carry more than five receivers on their active roster entering the season, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun. WRs Demetrius Williams, Marcus Smith and Justin Harper will have to fight to make the team's final roster.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin has been taking part in all of the team's offseason workouts, head coach John Harbaugh said during an ESPN interview. Harbaugh said it has been great having Boldin as part of the team, and he is already working with the team's other receivers by taking them to the side during drills.


Tight End

TE | Ed Dickson | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Baltimore Ravens addressed their need at tight end by drafting Dennis Pitta with the 114th pick overall, reports Ron Fritz, of The Baltimore Sun. Pitta joins Ed Dickson, who the Ravens drafted in the third round. Both players will provide depth behind starter Todd Heap.


Offensive Guard

OG | Alan Faneca | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Houston Texans are interested in free-agent OG Alan Faneca (Jets), reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. "I think everybody in football's going to be interested in him," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "We're going to check him out to see what he's interested in doing at this stage of his career, what direction he's headed."

OG | Shelley Smith | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said rookie OL Shelley Smith, a sixth-round pick, has the ability to play either guard or center for the Texans, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com.

OG | Wade Smith | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Houston Texans rookie OG Shelley Smith will compete with Kasey Studdard, Mike Brisiel, Antoine Caldwell, Chris L. White and Wade Smith at guard, reports the Houston Chronicle's John McClain.


Offensive Line

OL | Sam Young | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys rookie OT Sam Young will likely compete with OTs Pat McQuistan and Robert Brewster for the team's backup offensive tackle spots, reports Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News.


Defensive Line

DL | Marcus Spears | Dallas Cowboys | Draft
Dallas Cowboys DL Marcus Spears believed he was going to be traded during the NFL Draft and is surprised he is still part of the team, reports Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Spears, however, expects to be traded before the start of the 2010 season. "I want to know where I'm going to be," Spears said. "You have that sense of things. Obviously, I would love to be here long term, but if that's not the case and I have to play here one year, I'm not bitter at all. Still around a bunch of great guys." The Cowboys gave Spears a $1.226 million tender, while paying backup DL Stephen Bowen and DL Jason Hatcher more money than Spears.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Cam Thomas | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Diego Chargers rookie DT Cam Thomas, a fifth-round pick, is expected to be a rotation player on the defensive line at nose tackle with Antonio Garay and Ogemdi Nwagbuo, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union Tribune.

DT | Terrence Cody | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
Baltimore Ravens rookie NT Terrence Cody may compete with NT Kelly Gregg for the nose tackle position, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun.


Linebacker

LB | Adalius Thomas | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins could potentially be interested in signing free-agent LB Adalius Thomas (Patriots), reports ESPN's Adam Schefter, via Twitter.

LB | Clint Ingram | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have withdrawn their tender offer to LB Clint Ingram, making him an unrestricted free agent, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers had some trade talks surrounding OLB Shawne Merriman during all three days of the NFL Draft, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. However, with Merriman looking for a long-term contract, it made him more complicated to deal and ultimately nixed trade talks.

LB | Donald Butler | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Diego Chargers rookie LB Donald Butler is expected to see time at both inside linebacker spots and be a major contributor on special teams, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

LB | Vernon Gholston | New York Jets | Transaction
New York Jets LB Vernon Gholston has had his contract restructured, a source familiar with the situation told ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini and Adam Schefter. The team has lowered his base salary with a chance for him to recoup the money by reaching incentives, according to the source. Specific terms of the restructuring were not disclosed.

LB | Akin Ayodele | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents
The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent LB Akin Ayodele (Dolphins), reports The Denver Post's Mike Klis. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

LB | Phillip Dillard | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Giants rookie LB Phillip Dillard said he can play both inside and outside linebacker, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of The New York Daily News. However, he said he is most comfortable playing in the middle. "I'm great at middle. I'm great between the tackles. I always stay square. I never cross over," Dillard said.

LB | Sergio Kindle | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
Depending on how well Baltimore Ravens rookie LB Sergio Kindle develops at outside linebacker, OLB Jarret Johnson may be allowed to move to inside backer at times this season, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun.


Cornerback

CB | Adam Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions are still in a holding pattern on free-agent CB Adam Jones (Cowboys), reports Carlos Monarrez, of the Detroit Free Press. "You know, we're still kind of evaluating everything now," general manager Martin Mayhew said. "I wouldn't say he's in play or not.

CB | Kareem Jackson | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Houston Texans rookie CB Kareem Jackson, a first-round selection, will have a shot at starting at cornerback immediately, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com.

CB | Akwasi Owusu-Ansah | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (shoulder) will not be able to fully participate until training camp because he underwent offseason shoulder surgery, according to DallasCowboys.com's Rob Phillips.


Free Safety

FS | Darrell Stuckey | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Diego Chargers rookie SS Darrell Stuckey, a fourth-round selection, will challenge for the team's starting strong safety job, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh seems to feel S Ed Reed will return for the 2010 season, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun. While Harbaugh has not talked to Reed directly, Reed spoke with WR Anquan Boldin and seems quite excited for the upcoming season.

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