Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 22, 2010 @ 09:07:43 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he plans to throw to WRs Anquan Boldin and Donte' Stallworth a couple of times a week until the start of training camp so he can build chemistry with the receivers, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman said he believes he has improved since last season because of the work he has done during the offseason, reports Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com. "I think I'm a lot better in a lot of different ways, whether it's from a playbook standpoint or watching film," said Freeman. "We did a lot of physical work, a lot of fundamental work trying to improve accuracy this offseason."


Running Back

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Tennessee Titans coaching staff feels RB Chris Johnson is missing precious time to build on his starring role within the team's offense by skipping offseason workouts, according to Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. "Not only has he missed the conditioning, but from an offensive standpoint he hasn't had a day with his new running backs coach,'' said head coach Jeff Fisher, referring to Kennedy Pola. "So he's missed a lot ... He'll have some catching up to do. And it's certainly better for everyone involved if he is familiar with whatever changes and special types of things we're doing for him offensively."

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has six fumbles in his last four games against the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, according to ESPN.com's John Clayton.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
Miami Dolphins restricted free-agent RB Ronnie Brown may be entering his final year with the team in 2010, according to ESPN.com's John Clayton. If he has a good year, Brown's asking price might be too high, particularly with the worries about injuries. If Brown doesn't do well, the Dolphins will be looking for a new back.

RB | Cedric Benson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Representatives for Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson have approached management regarding a contract extension, according to Carlos Holmes, of the Dayton Daily News. Benson is in the final year of a two-year deal. Benson said last week that the Bengals are open to the idea of negotiating a new contract, but no timetable has been set.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson could have a similar role to former RB Leon Washington within the team's offense, according to Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com. Although it is assumed Tomlinson will play a complimentary role to RB Shonn Greene, playing time will be determined, in large part, by game situations and matchups. "It depends on the flow of the game," running backs coach Anthony Lynn said. "If we're better off in our big personnel, Shonn will get more touches. If we go little, like we did last year with Leon (Washington) in our nickel package, L.T. will get more touches. It's all situational." Lynn compared the situation to the Washington-Thomas Jones tandem last season. If that's the case, the workloads will be fairly close to even.


Wide Receiver

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he plans to throw to WRs Anquan Boldin and Donte' Stallworth a couple of times a week until the start of training camp so he can build chemistry with the receivers, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he plans to throw to WRs Anquan Boldin and Donte' Stallworth a couple of times a week until the start of training camp so he can build chemistry with the receivers, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun.

WR | Brandon Jones | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Jones (ankle) did not participate during the team's minicamp because of an ankle injury, reports Phil Barber, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Continuing a previous storyline, Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (arm) had a plate inserted into his left arm Sunday, June 20, after suffering a broken bone playing flag football over the weekend, writes Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com. General manager Marty Hurney said Smith feels terrible about it and is focusing on rehabilitation. Smith tried to break up a pass in flag football, slipped and broke his arm when he fell. It is the same arm he broke a year ago, but in a different place. Overall, the injury is considered minor and it should heal between six and eight weeks. His agent, Derrick Fox, said he should be ready for Week 1 of the regular season.


Tight End

TE | Kellen Winslow | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow (knee) is on the field for practice Tuesday, June 22, but is spending most of his time as an observer, according to CBSSports.com. He has run several patterns to the side of the field, pushing some sprints to almost full speed and has shown no sign of strain.


Guard

OG | Eric Wood | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills OG Eric Wood (leg) took part in some individual drills during practice Monday, June 21, reports BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown. Wood said he hopes to able to participate in team workouts during the team's mandatory minicamp later this week.


Defensive Line

DL | Brian Price | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Brian Price (hamstring) is not taking part in practice Tuesday, June 22, according to CBSSports.com.

DL | Bobby McCray | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DL Bobby McCray (Saints) said that he was speechless following his release from the New Orleans Saints, according to Rachel Whittaker, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Parting ways with McCray was rather surprising, as he was the starting left defensive end in all three of the Saints' playoff victories last season.

DL | Kentwan Balmer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers DT Kentwan Balmer (shoulder) should be able to participate fully in practices when training camp starts, according to Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com.

DL | Ricky Jean-Francois | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers DL Ricky Jean-Francois worked with the first-team defense at nose tackle during their minicamp last week because franchise free-agent DT Aubrayo Franklin did not attend, reports Phil Barber, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.


Cornerback

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris (knee) said he believes that he will be ready for the start of the regular season, reports Jason Wilde, of ESPNMilwaukee.com. Harris said he is close to having full range of movement in his knee.

CB | Myron Lewis | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Myron Lewis (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, June 21, because of a hamstring injury, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times. He is expected to be cleared to practice in the near future.


Strong Safety

SS | Atari Bigby | Green Bay Packers | Free Agents
Green Bay Packers restricted free-agent SS Atari Bigby was not present for the start of the team's minicamp, reports Rob Demovsky, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

SS | Kevin Ellison | Free Agent | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers have released SS Kevin Ellison, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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