Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 11, 2010 @ 09:37:17 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur admitted during the team's recent rookie minicamp that the Rams are considering bringing along rookie QB Sam Bradford similarly to the way the Philadelphia Eagles did with QB Donovan McNabb, who didn't become the undisputed starter until well into his rookie campaign, according to Pro Football Weekly. "Well, that's been talked about," Shurmur said. "(Head coach) Steve (Spagnuolo) and I were there when that happened (in Philadelphia). The challenge for us is not to follow a model. When Sam came in, I mentioned to him, 'You have got to fight to learn things to be the Day One starter.' And if that happens, great."


Running Back

RB | Brian Westbrook | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins have invited free-agent RB Brian Westbrook (Eagles) for a visit Wednesday, May 12, reports Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, according to sources. Westbrook comes highly-recommended by his former Philadelphia Eagles teammate, QB Donovan McNabb, who apparently has made his case for the running back since McNabb was acquired by the Redskins in a trade, a source said.

RB | Chris Taylor | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have re-signed free-agent RB Chris Taylor, reports Patriots.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens plan to use WR Anquan Boldin similar to the way the Arizona Cardinals did by allowing him to utilize his ability to run after the catch, according to James Walker, of ESPN.com. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said Boldin looked as good as advertised in minicamp and appears to be a natural fit. "He's productive on all three downs, he's productive in the scoring zone and he's tough-minded, which is the Raven way," Cameron said. "He's fun to watch in practice. I'm really looking forward it."

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (knee, shoulder) said he is pleased with his progress from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament, according to Jenni Carlson, of the Oklahoman. Welker is also recovering from shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. "I'm happy about where we are," Welker said. "Hopefully, we can just continue to have positive days and keep moving forward." Welker, however, is not ready to target a date for his return.

WR | Robert Meachem | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (toe) will miss the rest of the team's offseason workouts after undergoing surgery to repair torn cartilage on the second toe of his left foot, reports NewOrleans.com's Brian Allee-Walsh. Head coach Sean Payton said Meachem initially sustained the injury late last season. Meachem continued to experience pain during the early weeks of the team's offseason program, which led to the decision to operate last week. Payton said the "goal is to get him back in time for the start of training camp (July 29), the first week or so."

WR | Marcus Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens held WR Marcus Smith (knee) out of the team's minicamp because he is recovering from a knee injury, reports Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jeremy Trueblood | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Jeremy Trueblood has signed his tender as an exclusive rights free agent, the team announced Tuesday, May 11.

OT | Alex Barron | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
Updating previous reports, the Dallas Cowboys have acquired OT Alex Barron from the St. Louis Rams for LB Bobby Carpenter, a source told ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.


Guard

OG | Harvey Dahl | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons OG Harvey Dahl (ankle) underwent surgery about a week after the 2009 season ended to repair his right ankle, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Dahl was cleared for action nearly three weeks ago and held up well during the team's minicamp.

OG | Daryn Colledge | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Free Agents
Green Bay Packers restricted free-agent OG Daryn Colledge has signed his one-year tender offer and is working out with the team, a source told Rob Demovsky, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.


Defensive Line

DL | Barry Cofield | New York Giants | Draft
The New Orleans Saints were prepared to trade their 2010 second-round draft pick, No. 64 overall, to the New York Giants for DL Barry Cofield during the NFL Draft, according to Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger. The teams worked out the trade before the Giants selected DL Linval Joseph at No. 46 overall, an interesting revelation because many assumed Cofield became expendable after the Giants added Joseph. However, the talks fell apart because the Saints could not work out a long-term deal with Cofield, who had one year remaining on his current deal.

DL | Bryan Smith | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Bryan Smith (knee) has been waived, according to Jaguars.com. Smith suffered a knee injury during minicamp and is now on Injured Reserve.

DL | Peria Jerry | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DT Peria Jerry (knee) remains on schedule to return by training camp, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Jerry is still walking with a noticeable limp. He has been able to regain some of his weight. Jerry is listed at 295 pounds, one pound heavier than he was listed last season.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (pectoral) said he will be able to return to practice in six to eight weeks from the pectoral injury he suffered in the 2010 Pro Bowl, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun. Ngata said he has full range of motion and is working on regaining his strength.

DL | Ray Edwards | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings do not appear interested in trading restricted free-agent DE Ray Edwards even though he has stayed away from offseason workouts, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

DL | Charles Grant | Free Agent | Free Agents
An involuntary manslaughter charge against unrestricted free-agent DE Charles Grant (Saints) was dropped Friday, May 7, after Grant agreed to plead no contest to a misdemeanor public fighting charge, reports Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Grant will have to pay a $1,000 fine, one-year probation and agreed to pay $20,000 in restitution for the cost of the investigation. Grant was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter because he was allegedly involved in a brawl outside a nightclub that led to the death of a bystander.


Linebacker

LB | Teddy Lehman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free-agent LB Teddy Lehman (Lions), according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, via Twitter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Brendon Ayanbadejo | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Brendon Ayanbadejo (quadriceps) said he expects to be ready for the start of training camp, according to Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun. Ayanbadejo said he is still feeling pain in his quadriceps but is getting better each week.

LB | Bobby Carpenter | St. Louis Rams | Transaction
Updating previous reports, the St. Louis Rams have acquired LB Bobby Carpenter from the Dallas Cowboys for OT Alex Barron, a source told ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.


Free Safety

FS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | St. Louis Rams | Free Agents
St. Louis Rams restricted free-agent S Oshiomogho Atogwe will not sign his tender, NFL.com's Steve Wyche told "NFL Total Access." The team holds exclusive negotiating rights with Atogwe. If he doesn't sign his tender by June 1, the team has the option of extending an offer at 110 percent of his salary to retain his rights or releasing him to become an unrestricted free agent. Atogwe was given a low tender offer worth $1.226 million, but he could make nearly $7 million if the team extends an offer at 110 percent of his salary.

FS | C.C. Brown | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have signed unrestricted free-agent FS C.C. Brown (Giants) to a one-year deal, a source told Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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