Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 11, 2011 @ 16:56:49 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Troy Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers apparently do not see re-signing impending free-agent QB Troy Smith as a high priority this offseason, reports Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) is making progress in his recovery from the shoulder injury he suffered during the season, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles plan to use the franchise tag on QB Michael Vick next week at the latest, according to a team source, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com.

QB | Jimmy Clausen | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Thursday, Feb. 10, that QB Jimmy Clausen (foot) chose to rehab his injury in Charlotte rather than return to Notre Dame after minor foot surgery, reports Joseph Person, of the Charlotte Observer.


Wide Receiver

WR | Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | Free Agents, Fantasy
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR Santana Moss is believed to be looking a two-year or three-year deal worth about $5 million a season, reports Mike Jones, of The Washington Post.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker could receive more snaps during offseason workouts with injuries to WRs Eddie Royal (hip) and Demaryius Thomas (Achilles'), according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Thursday, Feb. 10, that WR Steve Smith remains part of the plan for "right now," reports Joesph Person, of the Charlotte Observer. Rivera said he had good conversations with Smith, who has two years left on his contract, but has hinted he wants out of town. "We have to go through the process and see how things fit and where he sees it. It's a touchy thing," Rivera said. He added that he expects Smith at the team's minicamp.


Tight End

TE | Clay Harbor | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles TE Clay Harbor (hernia) recently underwent sports hernia surgery but is expected to be 100 percent by the time offseason workouts start, reports Reuben Frank, of CSNPhilly.com.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jared Gaither | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent OT Jared Gaither said he hopes to return to the team next season but is not sure what the Ravens will do, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. The Ravens have not started contract talks with Gaither yet.


Guard

OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Free Agents
The New England Patriots will once again place the franchise tag on pending free-agent OG Logan Mankins, according to Ian R. Rapoport, of the Boston Herald.


Defensive Line

DL | Brandon Mebane | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks likely will not place their franchise tag on impending free-agent DL Brandon Mebane because of the high price tag they would have to pay him, reports ESPN.com's Mike Sando.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys may be interested in moving DL Jay Ratliff to defensive end if they are interested in signing free-agent DL Shaun Rogers (Browns), according to Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com.

DL | Shaun Rogers | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DL Shaun Rogers (Browns) is receiving interest from about 10 teams, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com.


Linebacker

LB | Andra Davis | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
Buffalo Bills inside linebackers coach Dave Wannstedt said he expects LBs Andra Davis and Paul Posluszny to be with the team next season, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. Posluszny is scheduled to be a free agent, but Wannstedt expects he to re-sign with the Bills.

LB | Paul Posluszny | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
Buffalo Bills inside linebackers coach Dave Wannstedt said he expects LBs Andra Davis and Paul Posluszny to be with the team next season, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. Posluszny is scheduled to be a free agent, but Wannstedt expects he to re-sign with the Bills.


Cornerback

CB | Will D. Allen | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins CB Will D. Allen restructured his contract, reducing his base salary from $5.5 million, reports Jeff Darlington, of The Miami Herald. Allen was set to be released by the Dolphins, but agent Drew Rosenhaus got the team to re-work his contract. "It's great news for Will," Rosenhaus said. "He's excited to continue his career with the Dolphins." Allen is expected to battle CB Sean Smith for the starting job in training camp.


Strong Safety

SS | Roman Harper | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints may consider using the franchise tag on pending free-agent SS Roman Harper, according to CBSSports.com.

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