Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 23, 2012 @ 09:27:20 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brady Quinn | Free Agent | Free Agents
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said Thursday, Feb. 23, that impending free-agent QB Brady Quinn did not hurt his chances of returning in 2012 after comments he made regarding QB Tim Tebow. "No. Like I said, I know their relationship. I know (Quinn) was a great teammate and I know Tim knows that. We still like Brady Quinn," Fox said.

QB | David Garrard | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB David Garrard (Jaguars) said he feels about 90 to 95 percent healthy after having surgery to repair a herniated disc and expects to be able to start working out for teams interested in him as soon as next month. Garrard is open to being a backup in the league if the situation is right.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said that QB Jay Cutler's (thumb) thumb is fine.

QB | Matt Flynn | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers might use their franchise tag on QB Matt Flynn, now that they have locked up TE Jermichael Finley to a two-year deal. Using the tag on Flynn might cost them a $14 million hit against the cap, but they could then trade Flynn to get something in return.

QB | Andrew Luck | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys may speak with Stanford QB Andrew Luck, Baylor QB Robert Griffin III and Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden at the NFL scouting combine. The team still believes in QB Tony Romo but have to think about their future at the position.

QB | Robert Griffin III | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys may speak with Stanford QB Andrew Luck, Baylor QB Robert Griffin III and Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden at the NFL scouting combine. The team still believes in QB Tony Romo but have to think about their future at the position.

QB | Brandon Weeden | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys may speak with Stanford QB Andrew Luck, Baylor QB Robert Griffin III and Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden at the NFL scouting combine. The team still believes in QB Tony Romo but have to think about their future at the position.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens are expected to touch base with the agents for QB Joe Flacco and impending free-agent RB Ray Rice at the NFL scouting combine to talk about their contract situations.

QB | Chad Henne | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs could look to sign Miami Dolphins impending free-agent QB Chad Henne to be competition for QB Matt Cassel during training camp.


Running Back

RB | Mikel Leshoure | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz expressed confidence Thursday, Feb. 23, that RB Mikel Leshoure (Achilles') will be available for the 2012 season.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said Thursday, Feb. 23, that RB Knowshon Moreno's (knee) rehab has been going well. "He's had a great rehab. (Steve) 'Greek' (Antonopulos), our trainer, does a great job. I see Knowshon in there just about every day down in rehab, so it's coming along quite nicely," Fox said.

RB | Trent Richardson | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Updating a previous item, Alabama RB Trent Richardson (knee) will work out for NFL teams March 27, a league source said Thursday, Feb. 23.

RB | Lamar Miller | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Miami RB Lamar Miller said he hopes to run a fast time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in hopes of being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Right now, Miller is viewed as a second-round prospect.

RB | Jackie Battle | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agents
Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent RB Jackie Battle said he will test free agency this offseason because he wants a bigger role in an offense.

RB | Ray Rice | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens are expected to touch base with the agents for QB Joe Flacco and impending free-agent RB Ray Rice at the NFL scouting combine to talk about their contract situations.

RB | Kregg Lumpkin | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may decide not to tenderan offer to restricted free-agent RB Kregg Lumpkin this offseason because he did not play well this season.


Fullback

FB | Leonard Weaver | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Free-agent FB Leonard Weaver (knee) said he does not think he will be able to play next season because his knee is still not fully healed. Weaver suffered nerve damage when he injured his knee which continues to affect the use of his left foot. He also suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament as well as a torn posterior lateral corner.


Wide Receiver

WR | Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said WR Johnny Knox (back) is making progress with his back rehab.

WR | Justin Blackmon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are willing to listen to offers from teams for their No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft. "We realize there are many options with that pick," general manager Les Snead said. "We will be well-prepared to take advantage of any option presented, whether it's trading the pick or picking a player at that (No. 2) pick." If the Rams keep their first-round pick, Oklahoma WR Justin Blackmon and Southern California OT Matt Kalil will be options for them.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers impending restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace said he would rather not sign with another team in the offseason; however, Wallace also said he definitely wants to get his money.

WR | Joshua Morgan | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent WR Joshua Morgan (leg) has been working out regularly at the team's practice facility. The team wants to re-sign Morgan, who suffered a season-ending broken leg just above the ankle.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills will meet with the representatives of impending free-agent WR Stevie Johnson Friday, Feb. 24, at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to a source. Johnson will become an unrestricted March 13 if no deal is reached, and the club is not expected to use the franchise tag on him.

WR | Kendall Wright | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Baylor WR Kendall Wright (ankle) will run at the NFL scouting combine despite an ankle injury.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys will not be able to re-sign impending free-agent WR Laurent Robinson until the start of free agency because they lowered his salary cap number this season. The team can talk with his agent about contractual parameters but have to let him hit the free-agent market.

WR | Brandon Lloyd | Free Agent | Free Agents
St. Louis Rams impending free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd said he likely will not sign with the Denver Broncos this offseason because he does not fit their style of offense.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) was seen hobbling through the Boston Red Sox's spring training facilities on crutches while talking with their medical operations coordinator Jim Rowe. Rowe is also no stranger to ankle injuries. He was serving as the head trainer for the club in 2004 when SP Curt Schilling underwent ankle surgery following his famed run through the playoffs after makeshift surgery allowed him to pitch in the ALCS and World Series.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
TE Jermichael Finley has reached a two-year, $15 million deal with the Green Bay Packers. Finley, who was slated to become an unrestricted free agent, caught 55 passes for 767 yards and eight touchdowns last season.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Gabe Carimi | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said he does not know exactly when OT Gabe Carimi (knee) will be ready for action.

OT | Matt Kalil | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are willing to listen to offers from teams for their No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft. "We realize there are many options with that pick," general manager Les Snead said. "We will be well-prepared to take advantage of any option presented, whether it's trading the pick or picking a player at that (No. 2) pick." If the Rams keep their first-round pick, Oklahoma WR Justin Blackmon and Southern California OT Matt Kalil will be options for them.

OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
Miami Dolphins OT Jake Long is set to become an unrestricted free-agent after the 2012 season, as the sixth year of his rookie contract will void.


Guard

OG | Ben Grubbs | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens are expected to address their offensive line in the NFL Draft. The Ravens could lose impending free-agent C Matt Birk to retirement and there's a strong possibility they'll lose impending free-agent OG Ben Grubbs via free agency.

OG | Richard Ohrnberger | Free Agent | Transaction
The New England Patriots have released OL Richard Ohrnberger and DL Mike Wright.

OG | Scott Kooistra | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OG Scott Kooistra (spine) is doing well in his recovery from a spinal cord injury but has not received clearance to return to the field at this point. He hopes to be able to play next season.

OG | Carl Nicks | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent OG Carl Nicks said he would be unhappy if the team placed the franchise tag on him this offseason. Nicks said the team should look to get a long-term agreement done if they are willing to pay him $9.4 million under the franchise tender. He said he has not had any contact with general manager Mickey Loomis since the season ended.


Offensive Line

OL | David Molk | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Michigan C David Molk (foot) said he thinks he can break the bench press record at the NFL Scouting Combine. Molk recently did 39 reps of 225 pounds at the end of a strenuous workout in which he had already done 10 sets on the bench, topping out at 495 pounds. "I was totally exhausted," Molk said. "I've never done it fresh, but I think after doing that many sets of bench prior to testing it and still getting 39, I'll be right there."


Defensive Line

DL | Quinton Coples | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Jacksonville Jaguars could be targeting North Carolina DL Quinton Coples in the NFL Draft.

DL | Trevor Scott | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders could allow impending free-agent DL Trevor Scott to walk this offseason.

DL | John Abraham | Free Agent | Free Agents
Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent DL John Abraham is expected to test the market based on contract talks with the team, according to his agent, Rich Rosa.

DL | Mike Wright | Free Agent | Transaction
The New England Patriots have released OL Richard Ohrnberger and DL Mike Wright.

DL | Michael X. Bennett | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to place the second-round tender on restricted free-agent DE Michael X. Bennett this offseason.


Linebacker

LB | Bobby Wagner | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Utah State LB Bobby Wagner (illness) will miss the NFL Scouting Combine because he has pneumonia. Wagner was hospitalized Monday, Feb. 20, in Arizona, according to a source. Agent Kenny Zuckerman said Wagner was not cleared to travel to Indianapolis but that he will be discharged by the weekend and fully recovered within the next few weeks.

LB | Ahmad Brooks | Free Agent | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent LB Ahmad Brooks is not expected to receive big money from the 49ers, as they already have his replacement at every-down outside linebacker with LB Aldon Smith.

LB | Aldon Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent LB Ahmad Brooks is not expected to receive big money from the 49ers, as they already have his replacement at every-down outside linebacker with LB Aldon Smith.

LB | Curtis Lofton | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons would like to re-sign impending free-agent LB Curtis Lofton but only at a price they are comfortable paying.

LB | Keith Brooking | Free Agent | Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team has not made a decision on what to do with impending free-agent LBs Keith Brooking and Bradie James. It does not appear either will return unless they accept a reduced salary.

LB | Bradie James | Free Agent | Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team has not made a decision on what to do with impending free-agent LBs Keith Brooking and Bradie James. It does not appear either will return unless they accept a reduced salary.

LB | Anthony Spencer | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team does not have a meeting scheduled with impending free-agent LB Anthony Spencer's agent at the NFL scouting combine but expects the two sides to meet at some point during the combine.

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