Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 24, 2012 @ 10:41:07 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Robert Griffin III | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Baylor QB Robert Griffin III measured 6-foot-2 3/8, 223 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

QB | Nathan Enderle | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith indicated the team will pursue a backup quarterback during the offseason. QB Nathan Enderle is the only other quarterback under contract besides starter QB Jay Cutler. "We have a lot of options out there. I think this is an attractive place for a quarterback," Smith said. "We're going to look at all people. And I'm talking about (QB Caleb Hanie), (QB Josh McCown) and free agent quarterbacks out there. I just feel like we'll be able to strengthen that position more than we were this past year."

QB | Andrew Luck | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, who coached Stanford QB Andrew Luck, talked about the likely No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft at the NFL Scouting Combine Thursday, Feb. 23. "He's got all the qualities, really, mentally, physically. He's as prepared as anybody that you're going to find," Harbaugh said. "He's really good. How about that one? He's got a lot of talent."

QB | Alex Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh reiterated the team's interest in re-signing impending free-agent QB Alex Smith. "Yeah, Alex is our guy. That's well-documented. He had a tremendous season. Definitely as a coach, you worry about a lot of things," Harbaugh said. "And when the quarterback's not signed and is a free agent, that leads to some lost sleep."

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Baltimore Ravens will meet with the agent of QB Joe Flacco at the NFL Scouting Combine Saturday, Feb. 25, to discuss the quarterback's contract situation.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan did not shoot down rumors that the team might pursue Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning if he comes available. "We will look at all the possibilities," Ryan said.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said Thursday, Feb. 23, that the team still believes in QB Mark Sanchez. "We believe in Mark and we continue to believe he'll be a winning NFL quarterback."

QB | Trent Edwards | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with free-agent QB Trent Edwards (Raiders). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

QB | Charlie Batch | Free Agent | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said there is a chance the team re-signs impending free-agent QBs Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch this offseason.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) did not need to undergo surgery to repair his injured pectoral muscle this offseason.

QB | Chandler Harnish | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Northern Illinois QB Chandler Harnish said he had an informal meeting with the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, Feb. 22. He said he hopes to have a formal meeting with the team but is not sure at this point.


Running Back

RB | Trent Richardson | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft, Fantasy
Alabama RB Trent Richardson (knee) was given a passing review Thursday, Feb. 23, at the NFL Scouting Combine after an examination of his left knee by renowned Dr. James Andrews. Richardson had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Feb. 3, and Andrews said the procedure "was about as minor and routine as you can get."

RB | Kendall Hunter | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said Thursday, Feb. 23, that RB Kendall Hunter is likely to see a bigger role going forward. "You saw a lot of Kendall Hunter last year. Don't think there would be any reason not to. He did a fabulous job for us in two phases - offensive and in the area of special teams," Harbaugh said. "And he just works so darn hard at it. And he likes football so much and he's willing to spend extra classroom time."

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said RB Fred Jackson (leg) has been medically cleared for all football activities. Jackson will be able to participate in offseason workouts.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said RB DeMarco Murray (ankle) is doing well in his rehab and the team hopes he will be able to participate in offseason workouts.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said the team has had contact negotiations with the agent for impending free-agent RB Marshawn Lynch and the two sides are expected to meet Thursday, Feb. 23. Schneider said the team could place the franchise tag on Lynch if they do not reach an agreement.


Wide Receiver

WR | Kendall Wright | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Baylor WR Kendall Wright measured 5-foot-10 1/4, 188 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

WR | Michael Floyd | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd said he measured 6-foot-2, 220 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

WR | Brad Smith | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Brad Smith averaged 3.7 touches per game last season, counting snaps as quarterback, receiver and kickoff returner. Head coach Chan Gailey said Smith's role should expand in 2012. "I see him as a three-headed monster. Wildcat. Receiver. Special teams. I see him being all three of those and when he walks out there on the field they're not sure what's going to happen," Gailey said.

WR | Kevin Ogletree | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys may decide not to tender contracts to restricted free-agent QB Chris Greisen and WR Kevin Ogletree this offseason because the lowest tender will cost $1.3 million.

WR | Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said he expects WR Sidney Rice (shoulders) should be ready for the start of training camp. Rice will be rehabbing his shoulder injuries during the offseason.

WR | Vincent Jackson | Free Agent | Free Agents
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said the team is considering all options in regards to impending free-agent WR Vincent Jackson. People close to Jackson believe the team will place the franchise tag on Jackson, which would cost the team $14 million.


Tight End

TE | Kellen Davis | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said Thursday, Feb. 23, that impending free-agent TE Kellen Davis has the tools to be a featured tight end in the offense. "I think if you want to feature Kellen Davis you can do that," Smith said. "Great size, great in-line blocked, skilled enough of an athlete to be able to move outside and do some things. I really like him."

TE | Coby Fleener | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Stanford TE Coby Fleener said he spoke with Atlanta Falcons tight end coach Chris Scelfo Wednesday, Feb. 22.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Free Agent | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said impending free-agent TE Jeremy Shockey mentioned the possibility of retirement when the two had a conversation after the season. Rivera said he is not sure if Shockey will play next season.


Place Kicker

PK | Josh Scobee | Free Agent | Free Agents
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith said the team would like to re-sign impending free-agent DE Jeremy Mincey, CB Rashean Mathis, SS Dwight Lowery and PK Josh Scobee this offseason because the Jaguars sees all four players as part of their future.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Riley Reiff | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Iowa OT Riley Reiff said Thursday, Feb. 23, at the NFL Scouting Combine that he is willing to play either the right or left side. The former wrestler said that sport boosted his leverage and conditioning.

OT | James Carpenter | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said OT James Carpenter (knee) could be moved to left guard once he is recovered from his knee injury because OT Breno Giacomini is expected to take over at right tackle.

OT | Matt Kalil | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Southern California OT Matt Kalil said he is scheduled to meet with the Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams Thursday, Feb. 23.

OT | Mike X. Adams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ohio State OT Mike X. Adams said he has met with the St. Louis Rams at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Guard

OG | Jacques McClendon | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions C Jacques McClendon (ankle) underwent minor ankle surgery after the season, according to head coach Jim Schwartz. McClendon spent a majority of last season on the practice squad.

OG | Evan Mathis | Free Agent | Free Agents
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said the team would like to re-sign impending free-agent OG Evan Mathis and DT Derek Landri but are not able to until free agency begins. The two players were playing under the league minimum this season so they are prohibited to sign them until they reach free agency.


Offensive Line

OL | Ben Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens have met with University of Georgia C Ben Jones at the NFL Scouting Combine.

OL | Kevin Zeitler | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Wisconsin OG Kevin Zeitler said Thursday, Feb. 23, at the NFL Scouting Combine that he is confident he'll be selected with a first round pick in April's NFL Draft. As for his preference of teams, he wasn't shy. "I love the Baltimore Ravens. That would be pretty cool," Zeitler said.

OL | Mitchell Schwartz | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
California OT Mitchell Schwartz said Thursday, Feb. 23, at the NFL Scouting Combine that he feels he can play right or left tackle. "I'm a competitive guy. I'm a physical guy. I'm a complete lineman," Schwartz said.


Defensive Line

DL | Derek Landri | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agents
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said the team would like to re-sign impending free-agent OG Evan Mathis and DT Derek Landri but are not able to until free agency begins. The two players were playing under the league minimum this season so they are prohibited to sign them until they reach free agency.

DL | Kyle Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said DT Kyle Williams (foot) is still rehabbing his foot injury but is getting close to being medically cleared to practice. Gailey is not sure if Williams will be able to participate in any offseason workouts.

DL | Aaron Maybin | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets plan to tender restricted free-agent LB Aaron Maybin at the first-round level this offseason but are not interested in signing him to a long-term deal at this point.

DL | Paul Soliai | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said he has not had many conversations with impending free-agent DT Paul Soliai's agent to this point but they are expected to meet at some point during the NFL Scouting Combine.

DL | Calais Campbell | Free Agent | Free Agents
Arizona Cardinals general manager Rod Graves said the team has had productive talks with impending free-agent DE Calais Campbell but nothing is close at this point and talks will continue.

DL | Jeremy Mincey | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agents
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith said the team would like to re-sign impending free-agent DE Jeremy Mincey, CB Rashean Mathis, SS Dwight Lowery and PK Josh Scobee this offseason because the Jaguars sees all four players as part of their future.

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said he expects DT Casey Hampton (knee) to remain on the team this offseason.


Linebacker

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said LB Brian Urlacher (knee) is fully recovered from a spraine knee suffered at the end of last season.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Transaction
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs is under contract through the 2013 season, although before last season he stated he wanted a new deal or he wanted to be traded. Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith is hopeful a resolution will come soon. "I did have a chance to talk to Lance a little bit," Smith said. "Lance is family to us. Again, you're talking about a guy who's been here every day I've been here, and plays better football every year. He knows how much we like him and want him to be a Bear forever. So yes I've talked to him. Hopefully things are getting better on that front."

LB | Shawne Merriman | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Thursday, Feb. 23, that LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') won't play outside linebacker in the 4-3 defensive scheme if he is able to come back from injury. "I'd rather him not. I think we'd rather have him be a right defensive end rushing the passer all the time," Gailey said.


Cornerback

CB | Aaron Berry | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Aaron Berry (shoulder) had minor shoulder surgery after the conclusion of the 2011 season. He missed the final three regular season games, but returned for the playoff-game loss against the New Orleans Saints.

CB | Brandon Carr | Free Agent | Free Agents
Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli said the team will continue to negotiate with impending free-agent CB Brandon Carr and hope to agree to a contract that is fair for both sides.

CB | Richard Marshall | Free Agent | Free Agents
Arizona Cardinals general manager Rod Graves said he believes re-signing impending free-agent CB Richard Marshall is one of the team's priorities this offseason.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Free Agent | Free Agents
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith said the team would like to re-sign impending free-agent DE Jeremy Mincey, CB Rashean Mathis, SS Dwight Lowery and PK Josh Scobee this offseason because the Jaguars sees all four players as part of their future.


Strong Safety

SS | Jordan Babineaux | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans have made significant progress in contract talks with impending free-agent SS Jordan Babineaux and general manager Ruston Webster is confident that the two sides can reach an agreement.

SS | Dwight Lowery | Free Agent | Free Agents
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith said the team would like to re-sign impending free-agent DE Jeremy Mincey, CB Rashean Mathis, SS Dwight Lowery and PK Josh Scobee this offseason because the Jaguars sees all four players as part of their future.


Free Safety

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Chicago Bears FS Brandon Meriweather, an impending free agent, is not expected to be re-signed by the team. Head coach Lovie Smith seemed lukewarm about Meriweather's time in the Windy City. "He came in a tough situation, was always in catch-up mode, and it didn't work out," Smith said. "I really liked him being on our football team. He showed up every day to go to work. Again, for a lot of us starting with me, the season didn't go the way we wanted it to go."

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