Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 26, 2011 @ 05:52:02 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Free Agents
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez said he believes the team can re-sign impending free-agent WRs Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes and Brad Smith. "I honestly do. I think that's what Mike Tannenbaum does best and he's the best GM in football," Sanchez said. "Mr. (Woody) Johnson, that's part of his job. And Rex, that's keeping all of us together. He wants the offense to run smooth, he wants us to pick up where we left off and to do that, we need all of our guys back. I think that would be the best-case scenario."

QB | Marc Bulger | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins might show an interest in free-agent QB Marc Bulger (Ravens), especially since he doesn't want to leave the East Coast.

QB | John Beck | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB John Beck has made the effort in the past three weeks to reach out to rookies by sending them copies of the playbook and explaining offensive concepts to them. "I just tried to put myself in their shoes," Beck said. "If I was one of them, I would want to know what in the heck is going on."

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was more than open to those rumors of the team acquiring WR Steve Smith from the Carolina Panthers. "Bring it on," Rivers said during a television interview Wednesday, May 25. "We have a great deal of weapons, and I certainly appreciate each and every one of them, but any chance you can add a guy of that caliber, I'm all for it."

QB | Kevin Kolb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns are not interested in pursuing a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for QB Kevin Kolb, according to a league source.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said that QB Peyton Manning (neck) will be sidelined for six to eight weeks after undergoing neck surgery. Manning is expected to be ready for the start of training camp if it starts on time.


Running Back

RB | Taiwan Jones | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Taiwan Jones (foot) said he is taking his time to let his surgically repaired foot heal and is trying to get back into game shape. Jones has been getting into huddles during player workouts in order to learn the offense faster.


Wide Receiver

WR | Donnie Avery | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Donnie Avery (knee) said he is "a good 92-93 percent" recovered from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The injury cost him the entire 2010 season. Avery has been rehabbing and training in his hometown of Houston, working with a strength coach and a track coach. "Just trying to get back up to speed," Avery said. "Because you know with injuries like this, a lot of guys, they lose their quick-twitch muscles." Avery added he recently ran the 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds.

WR | Braylon Edwards | New York Jets | Free Agents
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez said he believes the team can re-sign impending free-agent WRs Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes and Brad Smith. "I honestly do. I think that's what Mike Tannenbaum does best and he's the best GM in football," Sanchez said. "Mr. (Woody) Johnson, that's part of his job. And Rex, that's keeping all of us together. He wants the offense to run smooth, he wants us to pick up where we left off and to do that, we need all of our guys back. I think that would be the best-case scenario."

WR | Anthony Armstrong | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Anthony Armstrong finds himself as a veteran leader of a receiving corps that includes three draft picks with the contract of WR Santana Moss set to expire. "It's very weird," Armstrong said. "Honestly, going through the draft, when they drafted one, I expected that. When they drafted two, I was like, 'Ehhhhhh'. When they drafted three, I was like, 'What the hell?' I was mad. It was like, 'Shoot, what are you trying to say?'"

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was more than open to those rumors of the team acquiring WR Steve Smith from the Carolina Panthers. "Bring it on," Rivers said during a television interview Wednesday, May 25. "We have a great deal of weapons, and I certainly appreciate each and every one of them, but any chance you can add a guy of that caliber, I'm all for it."

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (thumb) is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, May 31, to repair ligament damage in his left thumb.


Tight End

TE | Fred Davis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis appears slimmer, down 13 pounds to 245 from a player weight last season of 258. He believes a big reason for his decrease in weight is his reduced alcohol consumption.


Defensive Line

DL | Marcell Dareus | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DL Marcell Dareus joined teammates for a players-only workout Wednesday, May 25, despite his agent, Todd France, warning him about the risk of injury. "It's nothing," Dareus said. "There was not a doubt in my mind I'm coming. My agent was like, 'Marcell, you've got to do the insurance thing, you're not covered with them (the Bills) yet.' I said, 'You know Todd, I still want to go out there and show my face. I'm the first pick. The (Bills' players) were kind of like, 'We want him out here.' I'm not going to turn them down, because I've got to show some kind of support because I do want to be out here. I'm kind of excited. They wanted me out here, so I'm here."

DL | Tony McDaniel | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent DL Tony McDaniel said he would like to re-sign with the Dolphins once free agency begins but wants to compete for starting job if he signs with another team.


Defensive End

DE | Ryan Kerrigan | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins DE Ryan Kerrigan has impressive some veteran through two days of player-organized workouts. "Good athlete. Good dude, very humble. A hard worker," LB Lorenzo Alexander said Wednesday, May 25. "I was impressed as far as how he was able to pick up some things, his naturally floating into coverage."


Free Safety

FS | Kareem Moore | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS Kareem Moore (knee) watched a player-organized practice Wednesday, May 25, as he is still recovering from left knee surgey in January. He won't be able to fully participate until August.

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