Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 29, 2010 @ 10:53:12 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard is entering a crucial year with the team and needs to have a very strong season if he is going to be the team's quarterback of the future, reports Vito Stellino, of The Florida Times-Union. If he doesn't improve, the Jaguars may turn towards the NFL Draft next year to find a new quarterback.

QB | Trent Edwards | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
Buffalo Bills QBs Brian Brohm, Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick will learn what their pecking order during training camp will be when they report for meetings Thursday, July 29, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. Head coach Chan Gailey has said whatever the pecking order is, it is not set in concrete and subject to change moving forward.

QB | Mark Brunell | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets have signed unrestricted free-agent QB Mark Brunell (Saints) to a two-year deal, according to Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network. Brunell will receive around the veteran minimum each season.

QB | Patrick Ramsey | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent QB Patrick Ramsey (Lions) on a one-year deal, reports Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Financial terms were not disclosed.

QB | Jason Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said QB Jason Campbell will be the team's starting quarterback, reports SI.com's Jim Trotter.


Running Back

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns rookie RB Montario Hardesty, who is competing for a starting job during training camp, was one of the stars of the team during the offseason, reports Tony Grossi, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Now that training camp is here, Hardesty will need to continue to stand out and stay healthy while taking hits from defenders.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Detroit Lions are still trying to sign rookie RB Jahvid Best, a first-round draft choice, reports Carlos Monarrez, of The Detroit Free Press.

RB | Jerome Harrison | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
If the Cleveland Browns were sold on RB Jerome Harrison, the team would have locked him up to a long-term deal during the offseason instead of signing him to just a one-year deal, reports Tony Grossi, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Harrison is competing during training camp for the team's starting running back role.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers do not appear close to signing rookie RB Ryan Mathews, the team's first-round draft choice, reports The Associated Press. He has missed three practices for rookies so far.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant is likely to see the large majority of the carries again this season, reports Pete Dougherty, of The Green Bay Press-Gazette. Running backs coach Edgar Bennett said Grant has been focusing on adding more runs of 20 yards or longer this year after having seven of them a year ago.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner enters training camp healthy and in shape, reports Steve Wyche, of NFL.com. The Falcons didn't feel he was in shape until Week 8 of last season.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood is 100 percent healthy entering training camp, reports Paul Katool, of The Clarion Ledger. He was re-signed to a one-year deal earlier this year, but hopes to remain with the Falcons for many years to come. He said he is going to be the team's No. 2 back again this year behind Michael Turner. "I'll just have to play my role and just keep a positive attitude about it," Norwood said.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers think rookie RB James Starks may have the athletic ability to force his way onto the field at times this year, reports Pete Dougherty, of The Green Bay Press-Gazette. Running backs coach Edgar Bennett said Starks is explosive, has a good change of direction and good hands coming out of the backfield. How he handles pass protection may go a long way into his playing time. The team is also looking at him as a possible long-term replacement for RB Ryan Grant, who has two years remaining on his contract.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson is likely to serve as the team's third-down running back again this year, unless rookie RB James Starks is able to quickly pick up pass protection, reports Pete Dougherty, of The Green Bay Press-Gazette. Jackson is considered a much better receiver than starter Ryan Grant, and has become an excellent pass protector over the past few years.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have placed RB Jonathan Stewart (Achilles'), OT Jeff Otah (knee), DT Louis Leonard (undisclosed), WR Steve Smith (arm), LB Thomas Davis (knee) and OG Duke Robinson (conditioning) on the Physically Unable to Perform list, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins are still interested in unrestricted free-agent RB Brian Westbrook (Eagles), according to Redskins.com's Gary Fitzgerald.

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber III, as of right now, will remain the team's starting running back this season, according to Matt Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys want to put the football in the hands of rookie WR Dez Bryant often this season, reports Charean Williams, of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. They plan to use him not only as a third receiver, but also as a returner. He has worked on returning both punts and kickoffs during training camp, and said he is more comfortable on punt returns.

WR | Andre Caldwell | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said WR Andre Caldwell was the team's most improved player during offseason workouts, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Caldwell, however, could see diminished playing time now that the team has added WR Terrell Owens.

WR | Dexter McCluster | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs rookie WR Dexter McCluster will be used as the team's slot receiver in three- and four-receiver sets, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. He is also an option for the team on punt and kickoff returns.

WR | Mike Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WRs Reggie Brown, Michael Clayton, Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams will battle during training camp for starting roles at wide receiver, reports Ira Kaufman, of The Tampa Tribune. The Buccaneers' coaches are excited about the big-play potential Williams brings to the table and he may be able to provide QB Josh Freeman with the deep threat he is looking for.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos rookie WR Demaryius Thomas missed his first day of training camp workouts with the team Wednesday, July 28, because he has yet to sign his contract, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox said they are going to monitor WR Steve Smith's (arm) status on a week-by-week basis, reports Panthers.com. He noted it will come down to a medical decision and they will take it as slowly as they need to.

WR | Sammie Stroughter | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Sammie Stroughter will once again be the team's slot receiver when training camp begins, reports Ira Kaufman, of The Tampa Tribune.

WR | Matt Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cincinnati Bengals WR Matt Jones could be one of five receivers on the team's roster fighting for a single roster spot, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall (hip) will be moved around on offense consistently, reports Omar Kelly, of the Sun-Sentinel. It appears he will be cleared medically to participate in training camp.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury while participating in QB Donovan McNabb's "Hell Week" last week, reports The Washington Post's Jason Reid, citing people familiar with the situation. Kelly might sit out the team's practice Thursday, July 29. Kelly experienced tightness in his hamstring during one of the workouts. The injury is not considered serious, but the team would prefer Kelly rest and receive treatment than try to participate in the early stages of camp.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
It appears Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne will report to training camp with the rest of his team, reports Mike Chappell, of The Indianapolis Star. He said on his website that he is ready to return to the practice field. Wayne, as reported, isn't happy with his contract.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (foot) participated in practice Thursday, July 28, according to DenverBroncos.com's Gray Caldwell.

WR | Kelley Washington | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have shown interest in unrestricted free-agent WR Kelley Washington (Ravens), sources told Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

WR | Joe Webb | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings have signed sixth-round draft choice QB Joe Webb to a four-year deal worth just over $2.71 million, sources told FOXSports.com.

WR | Golden Tate | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with second-round draft choice WR Golden Tate on a four-year deal worth $3.261 million, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. The deal includes a $1 million signing bonus.


Tight End

TE | Anthony Fasano | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins TE Anthony Fasano will enter training camp as the team's No. 1 tight end, reports Omar Kelly, of the Sun-Sentinel. He is healthy entering the year and is in the final year of his contract.

TE | Brad Cottam | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs have waived TE Brad Cottam (neck) after he failed his physical, reports FOXSports.com's Adam Caplan, citing a source.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers have agreed to a five-year contract extension with TE Antonio Gates, reports ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Gates' contract is worth $7.235 million each season and includes $20.4 million in guarantees.

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with third-round draft choice TE Jimmy Graham on a four-year deal, reports Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Brandyn Dombrowski | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Diego Chargers OT Brandyn Dombrowski is going to work with the first-string offense at left tackle, replacing absent OT Marcus McNeill, reports The Associated Press. Veteran OT Tra Thomas will serve as his backup. Dombrowski, who has not played left tackle previously in his career at any level, said he will try to make the best of his opportunity while with the starting unit.

OT | Demetrius Bell | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said OT Demetrius Bell (knee) will be ready to participate at the start of training camp, reports Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News.

OT | Mike D. Williams | Washington Redskins | Injury
The Washington Redskins said OG Mike D. Williams (heart) will miss the rest of the season because of blood clot issues, reports CSNWashington.com's Ryan O'Halloran.

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Transaction
The St. Louis Rams have agreed to terms with second-round draft choice OT Rodger Saffold on a four-year deal worth $6.3 million, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. The deal includes nearly $3.9 million in guaranteed money.


Guard

OG | Keydrick Vincent | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LG Keydrick Vincent, an offseason acquisition, will challenge LG Jeremy Zuttah for the starting job at left guard during training camp, reports Ira Kaufman, of The Tampa Tribune. The Buccaneers were not excited with the lack of physical play from Zuttah last year.

OG | Russ Hochstein | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OG Russ Hochstein (knee) participated in practice Thursday, July 28, reports Lindsay H. Jones, of The Denver Post.

OG | Jacques McClendon | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have announced they have signed fourth-round draft choice OG Jacques McClendon. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Offensive Line

OL | Ryan Clady | Denver Broncos | Injury, Transaction
The Denver Broncos have placed OT Ryan Clady (knee) on the Non-Football Injury list, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Defensive Line

DL | Torell Troup | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
Buffalo Bills rookie NT Torell Troup is expected to play a complementary role to NT Kyle Williams on the Buffalo defensive line this season, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. He worked with the second-string defense during the summer.

DL | Jamaal Anderson | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit
Atlanta Falcons DL Jamaal Anderson is expected to split his reps between defensive end and defensive tackle during training camp, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

DL | Charles Grant | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have agreed to a deal with free-agent DE Charles Grant (Saints), reports The Miaim Herald's Armando Salguero, citing a league source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Jamal Williams | Denver Broncos | Injury, Transaction
The Denver Broncos have placed DL Jamal Williams (undisclosed) on the Physically Unable to Perform list, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

DL | Everson Griffen | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings have signed fourth-round draft choice DE Everson Griffen to a four-year deal worth just over $2.33 million, sources told FOXSports.com. The deal includes a signing bonus of $540,000.

DL | Carlos Dunlap | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals have signed second-round draft choice DE Carlos Dunlap, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Linebacker

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (quad) hopes to return from a quad injury by this weekend, reports Charean Williams, of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

LB | Jason Worilds | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to a four-year deal with rookie OLB Jason Worilds, a second-round draft choice, reports Scott Brown, of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

LB | Rolando McClain | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have signed rookie LB Rolando McClain, the team's first-round selection, reports The Associated Press. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Sergio Kindle | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
University of Texas coach Mack Brown told reporters Wednesday, July 28, that Baltimore Ravens LB Sergio Kindle (head) might have fallen down two flights of stairs due to narcolepsy, reports NationalFootballPost.com's Aaron Wilson, citing OrangeBloods.com. There were reports prior to the 2010 NFL Draft that Kindle suffers from narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and director of college scouting Eric DeCosta appeared amused when asked about the reports. DeCosta added, "If it was a concern, we probably wouldn't have drafted him."

LB | A.J. Hawk | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Green Bay Packers ILB A.J. Hawk will likely start next to ILB Nick Barnett this year, reports Pete Dougherty, of The Green Bay Press-Gazette. However, a strong training camp run from LB Desmond Bishop could push Hawk for a starting job. LB Brandon Chillar will see most of his work in the team's nickel defense. The Packers are looking to use their inside linebackers to do more zone blitzing this season.

LB | Paul Posluszny | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills LB Paul Posluszny (groin) will be limited during the first few weeks of training camp because of offseason groin surgery, reports BuffaloBills.com.

LB | Shawn Crable | Free Agent | Transaction
The New England Patriots have released LB Shawn Crable, according to Patriots.com.

LB | Rashad Jeanty | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
The Cincinnati Bengals will place LB Rashad Jeanty (leg) on the Physically Unable to Perform list, reports The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy.


Cornerback

CB | Aaron Glenn | Retired | Transaction, Free Agents
The Houston Texans signed free-agent CB Aaron Glenn signed a one-day contract and retired as a member of the team, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com.

CB | Javier Arenas | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kansas City Chiefs rookie CB Javier Arenas will be used as the team's nickel corner at the start of training camp, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. He will also be considered on punt and kickoff returns.


Strong Safety

SS | Sabby Piscitelli | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ss Sabby Piscitelli and Sean Jones will battle during training camp for a starting job at safety, reports Ira Kaufman, of The Tampa Tribune. The competition is believed to be wide open entering camp.

SS | Pat Watkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys FS Pat Watkins (knee) is dealing with a sore knee and could miss a few days of practice, reports Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News.


Free Safety

FS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins SS LaRon Landry (toe) and DE Jeremy Jarmon (knee) are expected to be able to participate when training camp begins, according to Redskins.com's Gary Fitzgerald.

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