Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 20, 2012 @ 09:48:56 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Drew Brees | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints will more than likely use the franchise tag this offseason for the first time since 2007. However, they are expected to use it closer to the March 5 deadline because they will be trying hard to sign impending free-agent QB Drew Brees to a long-term deal rather than tagging him.

QB | Ryan Tannehill | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman, who coached Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill this season, said Tannehill is very confident and can play in any offensive system. "Like all good quarterbacks he had great poise. Very confident in any system, west coast or not," Sherman said. "Any quarterback has to be confident in his own skin and believe in himself. They always say a great quarterback makes those around him better. I thought [retired QB Brett Favre] did that. I think [Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers] does that. I think Tannehill does that as well."

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agents
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent WR Reggie Wayne and QB Peyton Manning may decide to sign with the same team this offseason if Manning is released.


Running Back

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Ray Rice reportedly wants a long-term contract similar to Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson. Peterson signed a seven-year deal worth up to $100 million last September, with the major provision that he'll make $40 million in the first three years. It appears unlikely the Ravens doing that for Rice.

RB | Ray Rice | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Ray Rice reportedly wants a long-term contract similar to Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson. Peterson signed a seven-year deal worth up to $100 million last September, with the major provision that he'll make $40 million in the first three years. It appears unlikely the Ravens doing that for Rice.

RB | Davin Meggett | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Maryland RB Davin Meggett said he will be a lot leaner heading into the NFL Scouting Combine. He will likely weigh in at no more than 213 pounds. "I'm actually going to be a lot, lot lighter. During the East-West Shrine game, I was training for the combine and I was putting on massive muscle mass and I was just putting on weight, putting on weight. Now I've toned it down a lot I'm down to like 212 or 213, I look to be around that target weight," Meggett said. "The East-West Shrine weight that was just in the mist of me gaining weight so I could bring it down to the perfect place I am right now."

RB | Trent Richardson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns could consider taking University of Alabama RB Trent Richardson with their first-round draft choice if they are not able to get Baylor QB Robert Griffin III.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks would rather sign impending free-agent RB Marshawn Lynch to a long-term deal than use their franchise tag on him.


Wide Receiver

WR | Chaz Schilens | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders will likely let impending free-agent WR Chaz Schilens walk this offseason. Schilens has been hampered by numerous injuries during his career.

WR | Marques Colston | Free Agent | Free Agents
There has been speculation the Oakland Raiders will make a run at New Orleans Saints impending free-agent WR Marques Colston.

WR | Wes Welker | Free Agent | Free Agents
Talks between the New England Patriots and impending free-agent WR Wes Welker do not appear to have gone smoothly. Discussions between his representatives and the Patriots have not yet included a breakthrough, according to a source.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Free Agent | Free Agents
Oakland Raiders impending free-agent WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh said he is open to returning to the team in 2012.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles are unlikely to use the franchise tag right away, according to general manager Howie Roseman. Roseman said he will use the NFL Scouting Combine this week as a way of facilitating contract talks with impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson.

WR | Justin Blackmon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon said he plans to "do it all" at the NFL Scouting Combine, including the 40-yard dash. Blackmon predicted he would finish the drill in 4.4 to 4.5 seconds.

WR | Alshon Jeffery | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery has lost weight, dropping from 220 to 217. He is hopeful of running in the 4.5 range at the NFL Scouting Combine.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson and the team are still "far apart" in contract talks. The receiver also doesn't expect the club to use the franchise tag to keep him, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Johnson led the team in receiving each of the past two seasons, and is set to become an unrestricted free agent March 13. The Bills haven't used the franchise tag since 2006.

WR | Joe Adams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots could show interest in Arkansas WR Joe Adams in the 2012 NFL Draft because of his playmaking ability on offense as well as his return ability.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Free Agent | Free Agents
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent WR Reggie Wayne and QB Peyton Manning may decide to sign with the same team this offseason if Manning is released.


Tight End

TE | Jermichael Finley | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent TE Jermichael Finley's agent is expected to argue that Finley deserves the designation of a wide receiver instead of a tight end in terms of the franchise tag but likely will be designated as a tight end because he lined up at the position 54 percent of the time.


Defensive Line

DL | Cliff Avril | Free Agent | Free Agents
Detroit Lions impending free-agent DL Cliff Avril said there are coaches from other teams who would love to have him. "I know a lot of guys I've played with … (said that) coaches have (said), 'Dang, (Avril) can play, wouldn't mind having him.'"

DL | Sione Pouha | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets are unlikely to place the franchise tag on impending free-agent DL Sione Pouha. The team, who is tight in terms of salary cap space, is aiming to reach a long-term deal with Pouha.

DL | Red Bryant | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks will be aggressive in trying to re-sign impending free-agent DL Red Bryant this offseason.


Defensive End

DE | Cam Johnson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Virginia DL Cam Johnson said he feels confident in his abilities heading into the NFL Scouting Combine. "Hopefully, I knock them all out of the park," Johnson said when it comes to the combine drills.

DE | Whitney Mercilus | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Illinois DL Whitney Mercilus said he hopes to run a time of 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Linebacker

LB | Darius Fleming | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Notre Dame LB Darius Fleming said he is hoping to weigh in at around 245 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine. "I'm going to try to go to the combine around 245 or around that range, might be a little lower but that's the goal right now," Fleming said. "I get to the combine and I'm able to show my burst and my change of direction will really change those opinions of some other teams."

LB | Marcus Benard | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Cleveland Browns DL Marcus Benard (hand) continues to rehabilitate his broken hand and expected to make a full recovery, according to general manager Tom Heckert. Benard was injured last October in a motorcycle accident. Benard is scheduled to become a restricted free agent in March.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (Achilles') has been able to run on an underwater treadmill but will not rush his rehab to get back onto the field.

LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (knee) is hoping to be the first player in the NFL to continue his playing career after undergoing three anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgeries on the same knee. Davis said Dr. James Andrews told him his knee is solid as a rock.

LB | Mario Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets are not expected to show interest in Houston Texans impending free-agent LB Mario Williams this offseason because they do not have the salary cap room to sign him for what he is expected to get.

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB Lofa Tatupu (Seahawks) has been meeting with teams and the teams are showing more concern about his ability to stay healthy for a season than they are his playing ability at this point.

LB | David Hawthorne | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks are interested in re-signing impending free-agent LB David Hawthorne this offseason but will not break the bank to re-sign him because of his durability issues.


Cornerback

CB | Cortland Finnegan | Free Agent | Free Agents
There has been no progress in contract talks between the Tennessee Titans and impending free-agent CB Cortland Finnegan, though the sides spoke late last week.

CB | Walter Thurmond | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond (ankle, leg) is a few weeks away from beginning to run again. He hopes to be ready for when training camp begins.

CB | Brent Grimes | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons seem to be reluctant to place the franchise tag on impending free-agent CB Brent Grimes because it would guarantee him $10.6 million next season.

CB | William Gay | Free Agent | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent CB William Gay likely would remain a starting cornerback if he re-signs with the team this offseason.

CB | Jarrett Bush | Free Agent | Free Agents
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent CB Jarrett Bush could receive a good amount of interest this offseason because of his special teams play.

CB | Ron Bartell | St. Louis Rams | Injury
The St. Louis Rams may consider releasing CB Ron Bartell (neck) this offseason.

CB | Richard Marshall | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals believe re-signing impending free-agent CB Richard Marshall will be a top priority this offseason.


Free Safety

FS | Michael Griffin | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots could show interest in Tennessee Titans impending free-agent FS Michael Griffin if he becomes available this offseason.

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas said he is completely recovered from the knee injury that hampered him this season.

Facebook Twitter Google +

About KFFL Staff

KFFL, part of USA TODAY Sports, has been turning fantasy sports players into winners since 1996!

We are your one stop for all of your fantasy football, baseball, NASCAR, hockey and basketball needs all year long.

Don't miss these great reports....


What do you think? Sound off!



Recent KFFL releases