Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 9, 2012 @ 09:51:10 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) aggravated an earlier left shoulder sprain in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVI. The aggravation did not lead to further injury, and it's also not believed to be an injury that will require attention during the offseason.

QB | Alex Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has made it clear he wants the team to re-sign impending free-agent QB Alex Smith. Harbaugh said Smith is the team's guy at the starting quarterback position. "We're all in lockstep as an organization that Alex Smith is our guy. It's well-documented. You saw the way he played this year," Harbaugh said. "(He is a) tremendous leader on our football team."

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck) has been working out at Duke University. Peyton is close with the school's head football coach, David Cutcliffe. Cutcliffe was Manning's offensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee.

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns team president Mike Holmgren said Wednesday, Feb. 8, that he hasn't seen QB Colt McCoy (concussion) since the week after the season. "I haven't seen him really since they left the week after the season. But I did talk to him at that time and he passed all his tests and he's feeling fine," Holmgren said. "He has no residual effects from the play. I know no one will work harder this offseason than (McCoy). So I'm happy we got through all that and he's fine and he appears to be."

QB | Brian Hoyer | New England Patriots | Free Agents
The New England Patriots are expected to tender restricted free-agent QB Brian Hoyer at least at the second-round level this offseason.


Running Back

RB | Kahlil Bell | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears are expected to offer restricted free-agent RB Kahlil Bell at a low tender level this offseason.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mario Manningham | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants are unlikely to enter a bidding way to retain impending free-agent WR Mario Manningham, particularly with the emergence of WR Victor Cruz, and WR Hakeem Nicks likely soon to be looking for a new deal. The Giants also are not expected to have a ton of salary cap space.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets are locked into WR Santonio Holmes for $15.25 million in guarantees. A $7.5 million guarantee (most of his 2013 salary) was triggered by his being on the roster after the second day of the waiver period, which was Tuesday, Feb. 7. Holmes already was guaranteed his 2012 salary, $7.75 million, the second year of the five-year, $45 million contract he signed last summer.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Free Agents, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker, scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent March 13, is expected to receive the franchise tag. If he does reach free agency, the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets are believed to be interested in his services.

WR | Terrell Owens | IFL | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Bengals) still feels he is an elite wide receiver and he is surprised no one wanted him during the 2011 season. Williams was introduced Wednesday, Feb. 8, to a crowd, as a wide receiver for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League. He will also receive a 50 percent ownership in the franchise. "It was an opportunity for myself and my family," Owens said. "It's a way for myself to keep in shape. I haven't retired from the NFL. I want to play a couple more years. This right here will allow me to do that and assess where I am. I know I'm physically fit to play the game still."

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Plaxico Burress, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent March 13, reportedly wants to join the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012. "Saw and talked to Plaxico Burress at the Super Bowl and he told me he wants to play for the Eagles. Badly!," Howard Eskin posted on his official Twitter account.

WR | Arnaz Battle | Free Agent | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have released WR Arnaz Battle, DE Miguel Chavis, LB Erik Clanton and CB Bryant McFadden.

WR | Robert Meachem | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears could show interest in New Orleans Saints impending free-agent WR Robert Meachem this offseason.

WR | Roy Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears may not be interested in re-signing impending free-agent WR Roy Williams this offseason. Williams believes he deserves a chance to go to training camp and compete for a roster spot.

WR | Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox's (back) rehab from his season-ending back injury could go longer than the six-month rehab he was originally facing.

WR | Roscoe Parrish | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent WR Roscoe Parrish this offseason because he has been injury-prone over the last few years.

WR | Matt Slater | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots may consider re-signing impending free-agent WR Matt Slater a priority this offseason because of his leadership on special teams.

WR | Deion Branch | Free Agent | Free Agents
New England Patriots impending free-agent WR Deion Branch may have to accept a small role on offense if he decides to re-sign with the Patriots this offseason.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster said the team expects WR Kenny Britt (knee) to be able to participate in training camp next season.


Tight End

TE | Scott Chandler | Free Agent | Free Agents
Buffalo Bills tight ends coach Pete Metzelaars said he will talk with impending free-agent TE Scott Chandler to try to convince him to re-sign with the Bills this offseason.


Place Kicker

PK | Phil Dawson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent PK Phil Dawson this offseason because he did not receive a long-term contract last offseason.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jah Reid | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he and head coach John Harbaugh are comfortable with the possibility of OT Jah Reid starting at guard if impending free-agent OG Ben Grubbs does not re-sign with the team.

OT | David Diehl | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT David Diehl (hand) said he played most of the season including Super Bowl XLVI with a broken hand.


Defensive Line

DL | Shaun Ellis | New England Patriots | Free Agents
The New England Patriots are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent DE Shaun Ellis and LB Gary Guyton this offseason.

DL | Robert Mathis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have told people they are interested in Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent DE Robert Mathis but he may be too expensive for them this offseason.


Linebacker

LB | Gary Guyton | New England Patriots | Free Agents
The New England Patriots are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent DE Shaun Ellis and LB Gary Guyton this offseason.

LB | Anthony Spencer | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins may decide to pursue Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent LB Anthony Spencer this offseason. Spencer has played in a 3-4 defensive alignment but there is a belief that he could play outside linebacker in a 4-3 defensive alignment.


Cornerback

CB | Leon Hall | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Leon Hall (Achilles') said Wednesday, Feb. 8, that he is "right in the thick" of his rehab, and he has hitting all the marks set up for him. He is already running lightly and jumping off boxes less than three months after surgery to repair a torn Achilles'. He is expected to miss workouts in May and June, but might be ready for training camp.

CB | Terrell Thomas | New York Giants | Injury, Free Agents
New York Giants impending free-agent CB Terrell Thomas (knee) said his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament is about three weeks ahead of schedule and he has started to run. He plans on jumping and cutting on the knee in the near future. He said he does not have a timetable to return to the field but wants to be ready for Week 1.

CB | Bryant McFadden | Free Agent | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have released WR Arnaz Battle, DE Miguel Chavis, LB Erik Clanton and CB Bryant McFadden.

CB | Tracy Porter | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders could show interest in New Orleans Saints impending free-agent CB Tracy Porter this offseason because he was coached by head coach Dennis Allen in New Orleans and would fill one of the Raiders' top needs.

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