Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 2, 2011 @ 01:59:22 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brian Brohm | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills did not tender offers to impending free-agent QB Brian Brohm, RB Quinton Ganther, TE Jonathan Stupar, DL John McCargo, LB Keith Ellison and CB Ashton Youboty, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com.

QB | Cam Newton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix indicated that the team met with Auburn QB Cam Newton, University of Washington QB Jake Locker and University of Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com.

QB | Ryan Mallett | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins have met with Auburn QB Cam Newton, Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick, University of Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett, Florida State QB Christian Ponder, University of Washington QB Jake Locker, Texas Christian QB Andy Dalton and California (PA) QB Josh Portis this offseason, reports Dave Hyde, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick will sign his franchise tender Wednesday, March 2, according to a league source, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. "We have interest in him long-term," team president Joe Banner said. "We wouldn't be sitting here and putting a franchise tag on him if he's somebody that we weren't very excited about."

QB | Carson Palmer | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer reiterated his stance that he will retire if he isn't granted a trade before next season, according to WCPO.com's Dennis Janson. "I will never set foot in Paul Brown Stadium again," Palmer stated. "I have $80 million in the bank. I don't have to play football for money. I'll play it for the love of the game but that would have to be elsewhere. I'm prepared to live my life."

QB | Kellen Clemens | New York Jets | Free Agents
The New York Jets have placed a third-round tender on impending free-agent QB Kellen Clemens, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.


Running Back

RB | Charles Clay | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets met with Tulsa RB Charles Clay at the NFL Scouting Combine, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

RB | Quinton Ganther | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills did not tender offers to impending free-agent QB Brian Brohm, RB Quinton Ganther, TE Jonathan Stupar, DL John McCargo, LB Keith Ellison and CB Ashton Youboty, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have placed the second-round tender on impending free-agent RB Pierre Thomas, a source told Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the New York Giants have placed a second-round tender on impending free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger.

RB | Clinton Portis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints could show interest in free-agent RB Clinton Portis (Redskins) this offseason, reports Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com.

RB | Leon Washington | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with RB Leon Washington on a new four-year contract worth $12.5 million, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal could be worth as much as $16 million with escalators.


Fullback

FB | Vonta Leach | Houston Texans | Free Agents
The Houston Texans spoke with impending free-agent FB Vonta Leach's agent at the NFL Scouting Combine about a new deal but could not reach an agreement, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. Leach hopes to re-sign with the team before the collective bargaining agreement expires.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (ankle) is jogging and doing some motion drills under the supervision of a trainer, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com. He likely will not be able to run at full speed for another three to five weeks.

WR | Lance Moore | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have placed a second-round tender on impending free-agent WR Lance Moore, a source told Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Free Agents
The New York Giants have placed a second-round tender on impending free-agent WR Steve E. Smith, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger.

WR | Brad Smith | New York Jets | Free Agents
The New York Jets have placed a second-round tender on impending free-agent WR Brad Smith, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Free Agents
The New York Jets have placed a first- and third-round tender on impending free-agent WR Santonio Holmes, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.

WR | Steve Breaston | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals placed a tender offer on impending free-agent WR Steve Breaston, reports Adam Schefter, of ESPN.


Tight End

TE | David Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE David Thomas, DE Jeff Charleston, DT Remi Ayodele and FS Roman Harper received tender offers from the team, reports Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The levels of the tenders are not known.

TE | Kevin Boss | New York Giants | Fantasy
The New York Giants have placed second-round tenders on impending free-agent TE Kevin Boss and DL Dave Tollefson, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow believes he can improve his numbers significantly next season because the offense was not clicking at full capacity early this season, reports Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com. "I think we can double our numbers next year just (because) things were not clicking (early in the season). I think we can double our numbers next year. I really do," Winslow said.


Place Kicker

PK | David Akers | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles PK David Akers will not sign the transition tag tender he received earlier this offseason, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

PK | Garrett Hartley | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints reached an agreement with PK Garrett Hartley on a five-year deal, reports Adam Schefter, of ESPN. Hartley is expected to sign the deal Wednesday, March 2.

PK | Nick Folk | New York Jets | Free Agents
The New York Jets have placed original-round tenders on impending free-agents CB Drew Coleman, FS Eric Smith and PK Nick Folk, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger. The Jets would receive a third-round pick if Smith left for another team and would receive sixth-round picks if Coleman and Folk left.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Doug Free | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have placed a first- and third-round tender on impending free-agent OT Doug Free, according to Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com.

OT | Jermon Bushrod | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have placed a second-round tender on impending free-agent OT Jermon Bushrod, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

OT | Willie Colon | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have offered a first-round tender to impending free-agent OT Willie Colon, his agent told Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com. He is considered a restricted free agent under the current collective bargaining agreement but could be a unrestricted free agent under a new CBA.


Guard

OG | Carl Nicks | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have placed the first-round tender on impending free-agent OL Carl Nicks, a source told Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

OG | Derrick Dockery | Free Agent | Transaction
The Washington Redskins have released OG Derrick Dockery, according to The Washington Post.


Offensive Line

OL | Mansfield Wrotto | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills have signed OL Mansfield Wrotto to a contract extension, according to Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Defensive Line

DL | John McCargo | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills did not tender offers to impending free-agent QB Brian Brohm, RB Quinton Ganther, TE Jonathan Stupar, DL John McCargo, LB Keith Ellison and CB Ashton Youboty, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com.

DL | Brandon Mebane | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks continue to speak with impending free-agent DL Brandon Mebane's agent about a new contract and general manager John Schneider has said the talks so far have been positive, reports Eric Williams, of The Tacoma News Tribune.

DL | Shaun Rogers | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints signed free-agent DL Shaun Rogers (Browns) to a one-year contract Tuesday, March 1, reports The Associated Press.

DL | Jason Hatcher | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have placed second-round tenders on impending free-agent DEs Stephen Bowen and Jason Hatcher, according to Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com.

DL | Kris Jenkins | Free Agent | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets have officially released DT Kris Jenkins and LB Jason Taylor, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

DL | Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants | Free Agents
The New York Giants have placed a second-round tender on impending free-agent DL Mathias Kiwanuka, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger.

DL | Barry Cofield | New York Giants | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the New York Giants have placed a second-round tender offer to impending free-agent DT Barry Cofield, his agent told Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

DL | Tommie Harris | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints could show interest in free-agent DT Tommie Harris (Bears) this offseason, reports Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com.


Linebacker

LB | Jason Taylor | Free Agent | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets have officially released DT Kris Jenkins and LB Jason Taylor, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

LB | Andre Carter | Free Agent | Transaction
The Washington Redskins have released DL Andre Carter, according to The Washington Post.

LB | Chad Greenway | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway has signed his franchise tag tender offer, reports Vikings.com.

LB | Paul Posluszny | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills have tendered contract offers to TE Scott Chandler, LB Paul Posluszny and SS Donte Whitner in case they are deemed restricted free agents under the new collective bargaining agreement, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. Posluszny and Whitner would be considered unrestricted free agents under the current CBA.


Cornerback

CB | Antonio Cromartie | New York Jets | Free Agents
The New York Jets have placed a first- and third-round tender on impending free-agent CB Antonio Cromartie, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.

CB | Aaron Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Texas CB Aaron Williams posted an unofficial 4.53 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

CB | Brandon Harris | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Miami CB Brandon Harris posted an unofficial 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

CB | Buster Skrine | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Tennessee-Chattanooga CB Buster Skrine posted an unofficial 4.29 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

CB | Jimmy Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Colorado CB Jimmy Smith posted an unofficial 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

CB | Patrick Peterson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State CB Patrick Peterson posted an unofficial 4.32 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Strong Safety

SS | Roman Harper | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE David Thomas, DE Jeff Charleston, DT Remi Ayodele and FS Roman Harper received tender offers from the team, reports Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The levels of the tenders are not known.

SS | Adrian Wilson | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals SS Adrian Wilson (groin, hip) underwent surgery to repair a torn abductor injury, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic citing a report from Mike Jurecki, of XTRA 910 Radio. The injury is believed to be in the groin and hip area.

SS | Donovin Darius | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free-agent SS Donovin Darius (Dolphins) to a one-day contract so he could retire as a member of the organization, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

SS | George Wilson | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills have signed FS George Wilson to a contract extension, according to Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets are scheduled to meet with free-agent FS Bob Sanders (Colts) Wednesday, March 2, according to Adam Schefter, of ESPN.

FS | Usama Young | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have placed a third-round tender on impending free-agent FS Usama Young, according to Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

FS | Donte Whitner | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills have tendered contract offers to TE Scott Chandler, LB Paul Posluszny and SS Donte Whitner in case they are deemed restricted free agents under the new collective bargaining agreement, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. Posluszny and Whitner would be considered unrestricted free agents under the current CBA.

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