Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 25, 2011 @ 10:07:53 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said that talks with impending free-agent QB Matt Hasselbeck on a new contract are going well.

QB | T.J. Yates | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
North Carolina QB T.J. Yates said he hopes to show coaches and scouts his arm strength and accuracy during throwing drills at the NFL Scouting Combine. Yates said the offense he played in college did not call for a lot of big-time throws.

QB | Cam Newton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys will interview Auburn QB Cam Newton at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to at least two members of the team's front office, reports Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The move is more about doing due diligence in case Newton is available with the No. 9 overall pick in the draft.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said Thursday, Feb. 24, that QB Michael Vick has been so successful because of the "great coaches around him," and the fact he has been "willing to spend the time" in the classroom and offseason program. Roseman also said Vick is getting stronger, as when he came back (in 2009), "he wasn't able to get his legs underneath him."

QB | Kevin Kolb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said Thursday, Feb. 24, that QB Kevin Kolb is "a great player," but the team is "still evaluating all our options and all our positions." He said that all of the trade talk concerning Kolb "is just projecting," and he wouldn't offer specifics on any potential teams or trading partners.

QB | Kerry Collins | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Thursday, Feb. 24, that QB Kerry Collins' contract expires next week, and he indicated that he thinks Collins has reached that point where he may be in the system and he can still help a team win. He didn't mention Collins helping Tennessee.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Thursday, Feb. 24, that QB Tony Romo (collarbone) has been throwing a little bit, and he says he feels comfortable.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the team likely will give QB Joe Flacco more responsibility next season because he has done well getting a better understanding of the game and may be more aggressive with his play in 2011. He said Flacco has a high football IQ and tries to keep the team's defense and special teams in a good position.


Running Back

RB | Rock Cartwright | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders re-signed RB Rock Cartwright Thursday, Feb. 24, and the signing was confirmed by a team source, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANGNewspapers.

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee) is running, cutting, lifting and is on pace to participate in organized team activities in May, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. "I'll be cleared to play football in a couple of months, so by May, I'll be ready to practice," Hardesty said. Hardesty suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament Sept. 2, ending his season before it started.


Fullback

FB | Le'Ron McClain | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said he believes impending free-agent FB Le'Ron McClain will want to test the free agent market to see what his worth is in the league.


Wide Receiver

WR | Greg Little | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
North Carolina WR Greg Little said he would be willing to play at tight end if a team asked him to do so. He said he believes he has shown his willingness to switch positions because he did it several times during college.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has a contract which expires after 2011, and he has a clause in his contract that won't allow him to be franchised, reports Steve Wyche, of NFL.com. For the team to franchise him, it would cost the Cardinals $23 million in 2012.

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Steve E. Smith (knee) only started walking a few weeks ago, but he believes he'll be full strength by next season, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger. Smith is making his way back from microfracture surgery. He is catching passes from a JUGS gun, and is expected to have a follow-up visit with a Giants team physician soon. He'll also have an MRI to check his progress.

WR | Donnie Avery | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said WR Donnie Avery (knee) is doing well in his rehab from the knee injury he suffered this season. Avery has been running around and lifting weights as part of his rehab.


Tight End

TE | Julius Thomas | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Portland State TE Julius Thomas said since there isn't a lot of tape on him, the NFL Scouting Combine tests are going to confirm some things about his athleticism, which is what he feels teams are looking to see.

TE | Luke Stocker | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Tennessee Volunteers TE Luke Stocker said he has met with the Tennessee Titans at the NFL Scouting Combine. "The Titans would be great. I've been in Tennesseee for a while," Stocker said. "I've been training in Nashville. I'm familiar with the area."

TE | Virgil Green | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Nevada TE Virgil Green said he has talked with the Green Bay Packers at the NFL Scouting Combine.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Tennessee Titans are expected to talk to free-agent TE Jeremy Shockey's (Saints) agent at the NFL Scouting Combine to discuss the possibility of signing Shockey, a source told Terry McCormick, of TitansInsider.com.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Gabe Carimi | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens met with University of Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com.


Guard

OG | Orlando Franklin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Miami OL Orlando Franklin said he is more comfortable at guard but believes he can play offensive tackle if a team asks him to do so. Franklin in his college career played three years at guard and one at tackle.

OG | Alan Faneca | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals are hopeful free-agent OG Alan Faneca, who is due to be a free agent and contemplating retirement, will elect to play one more season, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.

OG | Deuce Lutui | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals believe they have a good chance of re-signing free-agents OG Deuce Lutui and C Lyle Sendlein, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.

OG | Benjamin Ijalana | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Villanova OL Benjamin Ijalana (hernia) said he is willing to play guard or offensive tackle in the NFL. He said he is not worrying about people thinking he is too short to play tackle in the league. Ijalana measured at 6-foot-3 1/2 at the NFL Scouting Combine.

OG | David Arkin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Missouri State OL David Arkin said most teams are interested in him as a guard at the NFL Scouting Combine but said that he is willing to play tackle as well. Arkin played at right guard his first three years in college and at left tackle his senior season.

OG | Will Rackley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Lehigh OL Will Rackley said he has talked with the Seattle Seahawks at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Offensive Line

OL | Anthony Castonzo | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens met with Boston College OT Anthony Castonzo during Senior Bowl week, reports Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com.

OL | Derek Sherrod | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Mississippi State OT Derek Sherrod said he has interviewed with the Baltimore Ravens at both the Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine.

OL | Marcus Gilbert | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Florida OL Marcus Gilbert said he believes he can play either tackle position or either guard position in the NFL and will be willing to play any of those positions.

OL | Clint Boling | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Georgia OL Clint Boling said he would prefer to play at tackle when he begins his NFL career but would not be upset if he were moved to guard if it does not work out at tackle. Boling started at right guard, right tackle and left tackle during his college career.

OL | James Carpenter | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Alabama OL James Carpenter said he believes he would play well in a zone blocking scheme in the NFL because he worked in that scheme a lot during college.


Defensive Line

DL | Brandon Mebane | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said the team talked to impending free-agent DL Brandon Mebane's representatives Thursday, Feb. 24, about a new contract.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Free Agents
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent DL Cullen Jenkins said he believes he has played his last game for the team, according to Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Jenkins said his chances of remaining with the Packers were slim and none after the Packers chose not to use a franchise or transition tag on any of their free agents. "I'm 99 percent sure something won't happen," Jenkins said when asked whether there was a chance the team could re-sign him before the start of free agency. "Not at this point. You get to a point where you want to go where you feel you're wanted."

DL | Marcell Dareus | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are likely to interview Alabama DL Marcell Dareus during the NFL Scouting Combine, according to Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

DL | John Henderson | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have re-signed DL John Henderson to a two-year, $4 million contract, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

DL | Paul Soliai | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have placed their franchise tag on DL Paul Soliai, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network.


Defensive End

DE | Robert Quinn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are likely to interview North Carolina DL Robert Quinn during the NFL Scouting Combine, according to Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.


Linebacker

LB | Kamerion Wimbley | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have placed their franchise tag on LB Kamerion Wimbley, sources told Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com.


Cornerback

CB | Prince Amukamara | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are likely to interview Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara during the NFL Scouting Combine, according to Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said he is confident CB Stanford Routt can be the team's No. 1 cornerback if impending free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha is not re-signed, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Jackson would not rule out Asomugha returning, but conceded it was possible he wouldn't.

CB | Stanford Routt | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said he is confident CB Stanford Routt can be the team's No. 1 cornerback if impending free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha is not re-signed, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Jackson would not rule out Asomugha returning, but conceded it was possible he wouldn't.

CB | Ike Taylor | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert said the team has had preliminary discussions with impending free-agent CB Ike Taylor about a new contract, reports Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Free Safety

FS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | Free Agent | Free Agents
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix confirmed Thursday, Feb. 24, that the team has an interest in free-agent FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (Rams), reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. "Obviously we have an interest or we wouldn't have brought him in," Nix said. "It's just another part of the process where we're trying to make sure we're covering all the bases."

FS | Jim Leonhard | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said Thursday, Feb. 24, that FS Jim Leonhard (leg) is doing better and hopefully his rehab will be ramped up over the offseason.

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