Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 28, 2011 @ 09:22:36 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Free Agents
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said during a radio interview that the team would likely welcome back free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants) before free-agent RB Tiki Barber (Giants). "I think Plaxico would probably be welcomed back a little quicker," Manning said. Manning added Barber left the team on a bad note, while Burress has fond memories of the Super Bowl. Manning said he was effected by Barber's criticism as a broadcaster after he left the team, although the criticism may have helped him become more vocal as a leader.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
The agent for Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) said his player is "feeling great," and that he hopes and expects never to have surgery on his foot.

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard is expected to get a majority of the reps in training camp, according to offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Koetter said the breakdown would be Garrard getting about 40 percent of the practice reps, with rookie QB Blaine Gabbert seeing 30 percent and QB Luke McCown about 20 percent.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears TE Greg Olsen said that QB Jay Cutler has looked good during workouts this offseason after suffering a knee injury during the playoffs. "I am not a doctor [but] yeah, he looks fine," Olsen said. "He looks completely normal to all of us. I think he feels fine so I don't think there is any lingering effects from anything."


Running Back

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent RB Ronnie Brown has come to terms with the possibility that he will not return to the team once the lockout ends and free agency begins. "It's hard, but I am," Brown said during a radio interview, when asked if he's prepared to play elsewhere after spending six seasons with the Dolphins. "I came to the realization that's a possibility. My biggest thing is being prepared."

RB | Tiki Barber | Free Agent | Free Agents
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said during a radio interview that the team would likely welcome back free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants) before free-agent RB Tiki Barber (Giants). "I think Plaxico would probably be welcomed back a little quicker," Manning said. Manning added Barber left the team on a bad note, while Burress has fond memories of the Super Bowl. Manning said he was effected by Barber's criticism as a broadcaster after he left the team, although the criticism may have helped him become more vocal as a leader.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson likes the idea of going into the upcoming season as primarily a third-down running back and letting RB Shonn Greene take a lot more carries. Tomlinson believes he showed last year when he got to the Jets that he could have an important role on the team. "I think I proved that I can still play and that I've got a lot left," Tomlinson said. "Let me do a lot of the pass catching and the blocking and kind of that third-down role and still be able to take some handoffs ... Beating up my body, running through there, taking all the carries, and I can run routes, I've proved that."

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents, Fantasy
Signing impending free-agent Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams is a top priority for the team once the lockout is lifted, although the team still has a younger RB Jonathan Stewart under contract through 2012. Still, after a salary dump in 2010, the team has enough money to sign Williams if they decide that's best.

RB | Darren Sproles | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins may pursue San Diego Chargers impending free-agent RB Darren Sproles once free agency begins.


Wide Receiver

WR | Terrell Owens | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh said he was aware for months of the knee injury to Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR Terrell Owens (knee). Houshmandzadeh added he believes Owens will play this upcoming season. "It's crazy, I've known about that for months," Houshmandzadeh said. "I didn't pry into his business. Hopefully, it's not too severe and he'll be back soon. He had a good year last year. I wouldn't ever count him out."

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said during a radio interview that the team would likely welcome back free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants) before free-agent RB Tiki Barber (Giants). "I think Plaxico would probably be welcomed back a little quicker," Manning said. Manning added Barber left the team on a bad note, while Burress has fond memories of the Super Bowl. Manning said he was effected by Barber's criticism as a broadcaster after he left the team, although the criticism may have helped him become more vocal as a leader.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice did not receive a contract offer before the lockout, although the team is interested in signing him to a long-term contract. "The Vikings have been good to him," said agent Drew Rosenhaus,. "There's just so many factors that will take place once the lockout is lifted."

WR | Brandon Marshall | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Draft, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall (abdominal) is consistently running a sub-4.5 40-yard dash, according to Marshall's personal trainer. Marshall dedicated this summer to re-gaining his 4.4 speed, returning to the training program he used coming into the 2006 NFL Draft.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills wide receivers coach Stan Hixon said he believes that WR Stevie Johnson can have a better year in 2011 than he did last season because he can improve his play in the passing and running game. "He know his numbers could've been a lot better," said Hixon. "Overall he's headed in the right direction and he'll get better in the running game, the passing game and on some down the field routes." Hixon said the team will be moving Johnson around so they can try to get him into one-on-one matchups.


Tight End

TE | David Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints are hoping to re-sign impending free-agent TE David Thomas once the lockout is over but it appears like he will be able to test the free agent market. Thomas likely would be the No. 2 tight end if he re-signed with the Saints and is believed to be a part of the team's plan moving forward.


Defensive Line

DL | Charles Johnson | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents, Fantasy
Signing impending free-agent Carolina Panthers DL Charles Johnson, who had 11.5 sacks in 2010, is a top priority for the team once the lockout is lifted. After a salary dump last year, the team will have the money to sign Johnson if they decide that's what they want to do.

DL | Ty Warren | New England Patriots | Injury
The New England Patriots appear confident that DE Ty Warren (hip) will be able return this season after sitting out the 2010 season becuase of a hip injury.

DL | Shaun Ellis | New York Jets | Free Agents
The New England Patriots may show interest in New York Jets impending free-agent DE Shaun Ellis and Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent DE Marcus Spears once free agency begins.

DL | Marcus Spears | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The New England Patriots may show interest in New York Jets impending free-agent DE Shaun Ellis and Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent DE Marcus Spears once free agency begins.

DL | Gabe Watson | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals appear to be more interested in re-signing impending free-agent DT Gabe Watson than they are in DT Alan Branch.

DL | Stylez G. White | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may try to re-sign impending free-agent DE Stylez G. White but would only do so if they were not able to re-sign impending free-agent DE Tim Crowder.

DL | Pat Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agents
The New York Giants could pursue Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent DT Pat Williams if they decide to sign a defensive tackle in free agency.

DL | Aubrayo Franklin | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins could show interest in San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent DT Aubrayo Franklin once free agency begins.


Linebacker

LB | Ben Leber | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agents
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent LB Ben Leber said he would like to re-sign with the Vikings but is not sure if that will be possible once the lockout is over.

LB | DeMeco Ryans | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB DeMeco Ryans (Achilles') was able to do some running back and coverage drills but was not able to go full speed during the player-organized workout Monday, June 27.

LB | Paul Posluszny | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills are expected to see re-signing impending free-agent LB Paul Posluszny as their top priority once free agency begins.


Cornerback

CB | Richard Marshall | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers CB Richard Marshall is expected to sign elsewhere once the lockout is lifted. The team might target impending free-agent CB Johnathan Joseph, a Rock Hill, S.C. native.


Strong Safety

SS | Michael Mitchell | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
Oakland Raiders SS Michael Mitchell could start at strong safety next season if impending free-agent FS Michael Huff leaves in free agency.

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