Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 28, 2010 @ 12:14:51 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jeff Garcia | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles are not looking to sign free-agent QB Jeff Garcia (Eagles) at this point, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, according to a team source. The Eagles drafted rookie QB Mike Kafka as a developmental project and unless they trade QB Michael Vick, it is unlikely they would bring Garcia unless there is an injury.

QB | Matt Grothe | NFL Draft Prospect | Free Agents
Undrafted rookie free-agent QB Matt Grothe (South Florida) will take part in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' rookie minicamp Friday, April 30, reports Greg Auman, of the St. Petersburg Times.


Running Back

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Washington Redskins are not concerned with how the carries will be distributed between RBs Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson and Willie Parker this season, reports Zach Berman, of The Washington Post. "That's the least of our concerns right now," running backs coach Bobby Turner said, when asked about dealing with the personalities of the three running backs. "We want them competing and we're still installing, meaning we're still putting in our offense. That's the least of my concerns right now. Once we decide who makes the team and you start game-planning, that's a different a deal. But that's so far down the line." Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan added, "It's very rare that you have just one back and that one back plays in all 16 games. So to have three backs is going to make all three of them better. It's a matter of time, but all three of them will help us."

RB | Brian Westbrook | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Brian Westbrook (Eagles) could perhaps wait until training camp before deciding whether to sign with a team, according to Howard Balzer, of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Westbrook does not appear to be generating any current interest from other teams outside of the St. Louis Rams, which puts the ball in his court.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
Miami Dolphins restricted free-agent RB Ronnie Brown has yet to sign his tender, according to Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald. Brown would like a long-term deal but that does not seem imminent because the Dolphins don't really have to offer one right now. Brown has yet to prove he's 100 percent back from last year's fractured foot and has never proven that he is exceedingly durable.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall may be the team's third-down back in addition to the starting running back this season, according to Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

RB | Cedric Peerman | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals have announced they have claimed free-agent RB Cedric Peerman (Lions) off waivers.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson was not present during practice Tuesday, April 27, reports The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. Indications are that Johnson will not take part in the other practice this week.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Draft
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland apologized to Dallas Cowboys rookie WR Dez Bryant Tuesday, April 27, for asking during a pre-NFL Draft visit whether his mother was a prostitute, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com. "My job is to find out as much information as possible about a player that I'm considering drafting. Sometimes that leads to asking in-depth questions," Ireland said. "Having said that, I talked to Dez Bryant and told him I used poor judgment in one of the questions I asked him. I certainly meant no disrespect and apologized to him."

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace said he believes his play can take a big jump this season and making the Pro Bowl is one of his goals for the season. "I think I can make a major jump I'm trying to make it to the Pro Bowl this year. People are going to have their doubts, but I'm going to be ready," Wallace said.


Tight End

TE | Cornelius Ingram | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said CB Ellis Hobbs (neck), CB Marlin Jackson (knee) and TE Cornelius Ingram (knee) would likely be limited for the team's minicamp this weekend, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

TE | Bo Scaife | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents
Tennessee Titans TE Bo Scaife and restricted free-agent LB Stephen Tulloch were not present during practice Tuesday, April 27, reports The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt.

TE | Scott Sicko | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Draft, Free Agents
Undrafted rookie free-agent TE Scott Sicko (New Hampshire) has agreed to terms with the Dallas Cowboys, reports agent J.R. Rickert via Twitter. Sicko has previously said he was done playing football after not being selected in the NFL Draft.


Place Kicker

PK | Nick Novak | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have signed free-agent PK Nick Novak (Chiefs), a league source with knowledge of the situation told the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Offensive Guard

OG | Deuce Lutui | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
Arizona Cardinals OG Deuce Lutui could be the odd man out after the signing of OG Alan Faneca, according to Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com. Faneca will be penciled into the Cardinals' starting lineup. Lutui hasn't signed his tender as a restricted free agent and it is possible the Cardinals could now pull the offer off the table.

OG | Shawn Murphy | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have claimed free-agent OG Shawn Murphy (Buccaneers) off waivers.

OG | Montrae Holland | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed unrestricted free-agent OG Montrae Holland to a two-year deal, according to Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Alex Barron | St. Louis Rams | Draft, Free Agents
St. Louis Rams restricted free-agent OT Alex Barron plans to sign his tender offer and participate in offseason workouts as well as the mandatory minicamp, according to Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Barron's decision to sign his tender and report is not a reaction to the selection of rookie OT Rodger Saffold in the second round of the NFL Draft. According to Barron's agent, Roosevelt Barnes, he informed the Rams a few days before the draft of Barron's plans.

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Draft, Free Agents
St. Louis Rams restricted free-agent OT Alex Barron plans to sign his tender offer and participate in offseason workouts as well as the mandatory minicamp, according to Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Barron's decision to sign his tender and report is not a reaction to the selection of rookie OT Rodger Saffold in the second round of the NFL Draft. According to Barron's agent, Roosevelt Barnes, he informed the Rams a few days before the draft of Barron's plans.


Defensive Line

DL | Darrion Scott | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with free-agent DE Darrion Scott (Vikings), reports Rick Maese, of The Washington Post. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Victor Abiamiri | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said C Jamaal Jackson (knee) and DE Victor Abiamiri (knee) will likely be held out of the team's minicamp this weekend, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

DL | John Henderson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons are interested in unrestricted free-agent DT John Henderson (Jaguars), according to The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Gerald McCoy | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Draft
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said he would have selected rookie DL Gerald McCoy even if the team owned the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, according to Ira Kaufman, of the Tampa Tribune. "Our main focus was making sure (Oklahoma quarterback) Sam Bradford went No. 1," Dominik said. "We knew we were in great shape with Gerald McCoy or Ndamukong Suh, but we were excited about McCoy because he's the entire package. He's a great fit for the 3-technique. We thought he was the best 3-technique on the board."


Linebacker

LB | Teddy Lehman | Free Agent | Free Agents
Unrestricted free-agent LB Teddy Lehman (Lions) has been invited to try out for the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson.

LB | DeMarcus Ware | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (foot) has been working out but said he is not 100 percent healthy at this time, reports Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I would never say 100 percent," Ware said. "I would say 94 percent. The surgery went well after the season. I had a bone spur, and they just shaved it down. Now, everything is good."

LB | Jamar Williams | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Carolina Panthers have acquired LB Jamar Williams from the Chicago Bears for SS Chris Harris, a source told Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune.

LB | Stewart Bradley | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Stewart Bradley (knee) said he has been cleared to participate in practice this weekend, according to Dave Spadaro, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com.

LB | Adalius Thomas | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said during a radio interview that there is nothing imminent with unrestricted free-agent LB Adalius Thomas (Patriots) but it is something the Jets could look at in the future, reports Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald.

LB | Stephen Tulloch | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents
Tennessee Titans TE Bo Scaife and restricted free-agent LB Stephen Tulloch were not present during practice Tuesday, April 27, reports The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt.

LB | Keith Bulluck | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions are not expected to sign free-agent LB Keith Bulluck (Titans), reports Tim Twentyman, of the Detroit News. Bulluck is coming off of a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury last season, which is a concern to head coach Jim Schwartz. "You're talking about a guy coming off an ACL (tear) - we have three guys already coming off of ACL's, and we know where they are, so it's probably not at the point where we would be doing anything right there," Schwartz said. Schwartz, however, seemed pretty confident that the team would still add a linebacker or two this offseason.


Cornerback

CB | Ellis Hobbs | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said CB Ellis Hobbs (neck), CB Marlin Jackson (knee) and TE Cornelius Ingram (knee) would likely be limited for the team's minicamp this weekend, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Free Safety

FS | Darren Sharper | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys could sign free-agent FS Darren Sharper (Saints) if he does not sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Adam Schefter, of ESPN. The Cowboys have been eyeing Sharper and would like to strengthen themselves while weakening Sharper's former team, the New Orleans Saints.

FS | C.C. Brown | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent S C.C. Brown (Giants) is visiting with the Cincinnati Bengals, a league source told the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson.

FS | Ken Hamlin | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to meet with unrestricted free-agent FS Ken Hamlin (Cowboys) Tuesday, April 27, and Wednesday, April 28, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

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