Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 27, 2011 @ 01:37:18 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Blaine Gabbert | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Washington Redskins are believed to be interested in trading up in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft to take University of Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert. The Redskins could look to trade with the Denver Broncos for the second overall pick and may be open to trading future draft picks.

QB | Stephen McGee | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Stephen McGee, OT Sam Young, OG Phil Costa, FB Chris Gronkowski and WR Miles Austin arrived at the team's complex Tuesday, April 26, but were not allowed to work out.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall made it known last week that he is not a fan of Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler. "Jay is definitely a clown," Hall said in an interview on WJFK-FM in Washington. Hall intercepted Cutler four times in the team's matchup in Week 7.

QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix expects QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to be the team's starting quarterback this season, but that doesn't rule out the team from looking at a quarterback early in this year's draft.


Running Back

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
The New York Giants allowed DT Chris Canty to work out at the team facilities Tuesday, April 26, while all other NFL teams prohibited their players from working out. "Got a chance to meet with the coaches. It was great," Canty said. "It's a good week for our game. Talked to Coach Coughlin, the position coaches, everybody, just saying hello. Just wanted to have an opportunity to get back to work." RB Brandon Jacobs ad WR Mario Manningham also showed up and spoke with coaches. Canty is hoping to come back Wednesday, April 27.


Wide Receiver

WR | Julio Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
University of Alabama WR Julio Jones (foot) said he went to Indianapolis to have foot re-checked by doctors from NFL teams and said the healing is going well. He said his foot was X-rayed again and also underwent a CT scan.

WR | A.J. Green | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Georgia WR A.J. Green said he could see himself playing for the Cincinnati Bengals because he had some good meeting with the team during the pre-draft process. "They were good meetings. The coaching staff seems pretty laid back and I got along with all of them," Green said.

WR | Jon Baldwin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Atlanta Falcons could show interest in University of Pittsburgh WR Jon Baldwin or University of Maryland Torrey Smith in the first round if they are looking to take wide receiver at that spot.

WR | Torrey Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Atlanta Falcons could show interest in University of Pittsburgh WR Jon Baldwin or University of Maryland Torrey Smith in the first round if they are looking to take wide receiver at that spot.

WR | Chad Ochocinco | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco tweeted that his "time is up" with the team. He has one year left on his current contract and could be traded once a new collective bargaining agreement is reached.

The team could look to get younger at wide receiver, and Ochocinco responded to a question asked if the Bengals should select Georgia WR A.J. Green in the draft. "He'd be perfect," Ochocinco tweeted. "I've done all I can, my time is up."

Ochocinco also didn't have kind words for head coach Marvin Lewis. "I love Cincy, but coach Lewis is mean to me now so I think I am gone," Ochocinco tweeted.

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Fantasy
The New York Giants allowed DT Chris Canty to work out at the team facilities Tuesday, April 26, while all other NFL teams prohibited their players from working out. "Got a chance to meet with the coaches. It was great," Canty said. "It's a good week for our game. Talked to Coach Coughlin, the position coaches, everybody, just saying hello. Just wanted to have an opportunity to get back to work." RB Brandon Jacobs ad WR Mario Manningham also showed up and spoke with coaches. Canty is hoping to come back Wednesday, April 27.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Stephen McGee, OT Sam Young, OG Phil Costa, FB Chris Gronkowski and WR Miles Austin arrived at the team's complex Tuesday, April 26, but were not allowed to work out.

WR | Anthony Armstrong | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Anthony Armstrong arrived at the team's facilities Tuesday, April 26, and was denied access to the team's workout facilities. "They won't let us," Armstrong said. "But it was OK. I got to go in and speak with (general manager Bruce) Allen to kind of get clarification. Hopefully, something gets clarified soon (in the NFL's labor dispute) so I can spend more than 15 minutes in the building."

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith reportedly cleaned out his locker in March before the lockout started. He also took down all of his decorations in the luxury suite that his family used on game days.

This could be a sign that he wants to be traded as soon as a new collective bargaining agreement is reached. Smith apparently asked to be traded before the lockout began.

The Panthers have kept the issue very quiet but told Smith in January that if he wants to be traded that the team would accommodate it. However, the team told him they won't just release him or "give him away."

WR | Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Not many players have arrived at the Denver Broncos' team complex after the lockout was lifted Monday, April 25, and WR Eddie Royal was the first to report Tuesday, April 26. Players are not allowed to use workout facilities but can show up at the complexes.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Gabe Carimi | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Kansas City Chiefs would use University of Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi at right tackle if they draft him in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.


Guard

OG | Marcus Cannon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Texas Christian OL Marcus Cannon has been diagnosed with a treatable form of lymphoma after it was discovered during the pre-draft process. All 32 teams have been informed about Cannon's medical condition. He will begin chemotherapy Wednesday, April 27, and will have three more treatments over the next three months.


Offensive Line

OL | Mike Pouncey | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to trade up in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft if University of Florida OG Mike Pouncey starts to slip down the draft board.

OL | Sam Young | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Stephen McGee, OT Sam Young, OG Phil Costa, FB Chris Gronkowski and WR Miles Austin arrived at the team's complex Tuesday, April 26, but were not allowed to work out.

OL | Phil Costa | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Stephen McGee, OT Sam Young, OG Phil Costa, FB Chris Gronkowski and WR Miles Austin arrived at the team's complex Tuesday, April 26, but were not allowed to work out.


Defensive Line

DL | Chris Canty | New York Giants | Fantasy
The New York Giants allowed DT Chris Canty to work out at the team facilities Tuesday, April 26, while all other NFL teams prohibited their players from working out. "Got a chance to meet with the coaches. It was great," Canty said. "It's a good week for our game. Talked to Coach Coughlin, the position coaches, everybody, just saying hello. Just wanted to have an opportunity to get back to work." RB Brandon Jacobs ad WR Mario Manningham also showed up and spoke with coaches. Canty is hoping to come back Wednesday, April 27.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Nick Fairley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Denver Broncos are interested in Auburn DL Nick Fairley and could draft him if they move down in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.


Cornerback

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall made it known last week that he is not a fan of Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler. "Jay is definitely a clown," Hall said in an interview on WJFK-FM in Washington. Hall intercepted Cutler four times in the team's matchup in Week 7.


Strong Safety

SS | Anthony Walters | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The San Francisco 49ers had to cancel a recent meeting with Delaware S Anthony Walters because of inclement weather. Walters was scheduled to meet with 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.

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