Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 10, 2011 @ 08:47:15 PDT



QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith said Thursday, June 9, he absolutely expects to be the team's starting quarterback this upcoming season even though he is still a free agent.

QB | Erik Ainge | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets QB Erik Ainge (shoulder) said via Twitter he was told he has a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Ainge's future with the team appears to be in doubt.

Running Back

RB | Ricky Williams | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent RB Ricky Williams said he would like to finish his career with the Miami Dolphins. "I'd love nothing more than to finish my career winning a Super Bowl with the Dolphins," Williams wrote on his Twitter account. "But that's gonna take some cooperation from others."

Wide Receiver

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said he plans to have WR Jacoby Ford be a bigger part of the offense in 2011. Jackson believes Ford is on his way to becoming a star in the league. "You better believe I do," Jackson said. "Obviously, Jacoby is going to become a household name, because he has some very special ability. He's very good with the ball in his hands - he's very good without the ball in his hands - because he draws a lot of attention ... He's just scratching the surface of what he truly can be."

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants) said he would not rule out a return to the New York Giants. "You never know what may happen," Burress said. "I love New York. My fan base has always supported me there, and I've had teammates there who I've shared special moments with outside of football."

Place Kicker

PK | Stephen Gostkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski (quadriceps) said the quadriceps injury he suffered during the season is healed and he has been able to kick normally during the offseason.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Stephon Heyer | Washington Redskins | Free Agents
Washington Redskins impending free-agent OT Stephon Heyer said he would be willing to re-sign with the Redskins if they are interested in bringing him back this offseason.

Defensive Line

DL | Tony Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DT Tony Brown (knee) attended the player-organized workout Thursday, June 9, but is not participating because he is rehabbing his surgically-repaired knee.


LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Free Agents
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent LB Thomas Davis (knee) was participating in the player-organized workout Thursday, June 9.

Free Safety

FS | Nate Allen | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles FS Nate Allen (knee) said he believes he would be ready for training camp if it starts on time. He has been running at 80 percent speed and has begun backpedaling and making cuts.

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