Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 23, 2011 @ 09:50:24 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ryan Mallett | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett is expected to throw at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to Tony Pauline, of SI.com.

QB | Ricky Stanzi | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Updating a previous report, University of Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi is scheduled to throw at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com.

QB | Andy Dalton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Texas Christian University QB Andy Dalton is scheduled to throw at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com.

QB | Jake Locker | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
NFL Draft prospect QB Jake Locker could elect to start a professional baseball career if there is an NFL work stoppage or if he is unable to agree to terms with an NFL team, reports ESPNLosAngeles.com. Locker was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 10th round of the 2009 draft and gave him a $250,000 signing bonus, which allows them to hold his rights until August of 2015. Locker has traveled to Arizona from time to time to work out at the Angels' minor league facility and has done everything to live up to his obligations of the contract. Locker played baseball at Ferndale High School in Washington and was a standout pitcher and outfielder; he also played college baseball summer league in 2008.

QB | Tim Tebow | Denver Broncos | Draft, Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow doesn't have a lot of support from his team, reports Michael Lombardi, of The NFL Network. Being a draft choice of the team's former head coach Josh McDaniels, most members of the coaching staff that were around last year are looking to distance themselves from Tebow, which isn't uncommon in the world of the NFL even though nobody complained of taking him in the first round a year ago. The Broncos own the No. 2 pick in this year's NFL Draft. Unless they stand behind Tebow or believe QB Kyle Orton can manage the game well enough to let them focus on defense, the quarterback position could be a huge need.

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford and new offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels recently had great conversations about the new offense that McDaniels will install in St. Louis, reports Michael Lombardi, of The NFL Network.


Running Back

RB | Mark Ingram | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Alabama RB Mark Ingram has lost around 10 pounds since the end of his college season and said he is around 212 pounds, reports Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent RB DeAngelo Williams said wants to re-sign with the team but does not know what will happen until there is a new collective bargaining agreement, reports Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints may need to restructure the contract of RB Reggie Bush at some point or he could be a candidate to be released, reports Mike Triplett, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee is not inclined to play for less than his $6 million salary for the 2011 season, according to NFL.com. The team is in no rush to release McGahee, but it seems inevitable this offseason. FB Le'Ron McClain could have a much bigger role in the offseason if McGahee is let go.


Fullback

FB | Le'Ron McClain | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee is not inclined to play for less than his $6 million salary for the 2011 season, according to NFL.com. The team is in no rush to release McGahee, but it seems inevitable this offseason. FB Le'Ron McClain could have a much bigger role in the offseason if McGahee is let go.


Wide Receiver

WR | Limas Sweed | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said WR Limas Sweed (Achilles') is still a part of the team's plans but will have to compete for a roster spot, reports Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

WR | Isaiah Stanback | Free Agent | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks have re-signed WR Isaiah Stanback and CB Roy Lewis, reports The Associated Press. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

WR | Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints may need to restructure the contract of WR Devery Henderson at some point or he could be a candidate to be released, reports Mike Triplett, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

WR | Mark Clayton | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) is progressing nicely in his rehab from a patellar tendon injury last year, according to NFL.com. "He's doing extremely well," agent Jim Steiner said. "He'll be 100 percent, and be fine. I don't know exactly when he'll be at full, full, full, speed. I don't want to speak out of turn, but I think it's somewhere at the end of March, something like that, or in April."

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants) will have several teams interested in him when he is finally released from prison and allowed to return to the NFL, reports Michael Lombardi, of The NFL Network. Burress has not played in the last two years.


Tight End

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders could show interest in free-agent TE Jeremy Shockey (Saints) this offseason if they are not able to re-sign impending free-agent TE Zach Miller, reports Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com.

TE | Marcedes Lewis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars likely will place the franchise tag on impending free-agent TE Marcedes Lewis because the two sides are not expected to agree on a long-term deal before the deadline for using the franchise tag, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union.

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints second-year TE Jimmy Graham can quickly take over the team's pass-catching role at tight end with the release of TE Jeremy Shockey, reports Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN. Graham has tremendous upside and emerged quickly during his first season. The team will likely keep TE David Thomas, too, who will rotate with Graham and serve as the blocking option.


Place Kicker

PK | Phil Dawson | Cleveland Browns | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns placed their franchise tag on PK Phil Dawson Tuesday, Feb. 22, according to ESPN.com. The franchise tag for kickers is expected to be around $3.25 million.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Winston Justice | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Winston Justice (knee) had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday, Feb. 22, and he did not need the more serious microfracture surgery, reports Geoff Mosher, of the Wilmington News Journal. He had a successfull debridement, or cleaning out, of his knee by renowned Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala.


Defensive Line

DL | Paul Spicer | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free-agent DL Paul Spicer (Saints) to a one-day deal so he can retire as a member of the organization, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union.

DL | Charles Johnson | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent DL Charles Johnson said he hopes to re-sign with the team once there is a new collective bargaining agreement, reports Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald.

DL | DeMario Pressley | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday, Feb. 22, that they have claimed DL DeMario Pressley off waivers from the Houston Texans.


Linebacker

LB | Kamerion Wimbley | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders LB Kamerion Wimbley could still become a free agent this offseason because the buy back in his contract could have violated the 30 percent rule in the collective bargaining agreement, sources told Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com.

LB | Donald Butler | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (Achilles') has started to run on a treadmill six months after having surgery to repair a torn Achilles' tendon, reports Christopher Smith, of Chargers.com.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison's (back) surgery was deemed a "success" by head coach Mike Tomlin, according to NFL.com. The surgery involved removing a piece of a herniated disc off a bothersome nerve.

LB | Elvis Dumervil | Denver Broncos | Draft
The Denver Broncos ranked 32nd in overall defense in 2010, and adding defensive talent during the NFL Draft is a big need, reports Michael Lombardi, of The NFL Network. Picking defensive talent, however, has not been a strongpoint for the franchise. The team is moving back to a 4-3 defensive alignment this year, and while OLB Elvis Dumervil will move to defensive end, the team still plans to improve on the defensive line. The team needs to also figure out where OLB Robert Ayers fits into their new scheme.

LB | Robert Ayers | Denver Broncos | Draft
The Denver Broncos ranked 32nd in overall defense in 2010, and adding defensive talent during the NFL Draft is a big need, reports Michael Lombardi, of The NFL Network. Picking defensive talent, however, has not been a strongpoint for the franchise. The team is moving back to a 4-3 defensive alignment this year, and while OLB Elvis Dumervil will move to defensive end, the team still plans to improve on the defensive line. The team needs to also figure out where OLB Robert Ayers fits into their new scheme.


Cornerback

CB | Ike Taylor | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers may consider placing their transition tag on impending free-agent CB Ike Taylor, reports John Harris, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals would like to sign impending free-agent CB Johnathan Joseph and CB Leon Hall to long-term deals but are not sure if they will be able to under a new collective bargaining agreement, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Hall is entering the final year of his contract.

CB | Leon Hall | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals would like to sign impending free-agent CB Johnathan Joseph and CB Leon Hall to long-term deals but are not sure if they will be able to under a new collective bargaining agreement, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Hall is entering the final year of his contract.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey's four-year deal is worth $43 million in base structure and could be worth $47 million if he hits all of his incentives, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network. Bailey will make around $11 million a season and includes $22 million guaranteed against injury.

CB | Ellis Hobbs | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Ellis Hobbs (neck) said Tuesday, Feb. 22, that he has not made a decision to retire, reports Chris McPherson, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com. "I have not made any decisions," Hobbs said in a text message to the team's official website. Hobbs has suffered two neck injuries in the past two seasons.

CB | Ronde Barber | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber will return for a 15th NFL season, according to ESPN.com's John Clayton. Barber has signed an undisclosed one-year deal.


Strong Safety

SS | Gerald Sensabaugh | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys could re-sign impending free-agent SS Gerald Sensabaugh this offseason but will not give him the lucrative long-term contract he will be looking for in free agency, reports Tim MacMahon, of ESPNDallas.com.


Free Safety

FS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have not scheduled a meeting with free-agent FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (Rams) at this point, reports Tim MacMahon, of ESPNDallas.com.

FS | Bob Sanders | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent S Bob Sanders (Colts) may not see a lot of interest immediately, reports Michael Lombardi, of The NFL Network. Teams are skeptical in thinking he can still play due to his lack of durability, which is the reason the Indianapolis Colts parted ways with him recently.

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