Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 1, 2012 @ 10:30:05 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Chad Henne | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos could potentially show interest in Miami Dolphins impending free-agent QB Chad Henne. Henne could serve as a 1A option behind QB Tim Tebow.

QB | Tim Tebow | Denver Broncos | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos could potentially show interest in Miami Dolphins impending free-agent QB Chad Henne. Henne could serve as a 1A option behind QB Tim Tebow.

QB | Robert Griffin III | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are willing to trade the No. 2 overall pick well before April's NFL Draft, according to multiple sources involved in the process. The Rams are willing to trade their first-round pick far earlier than the norm due to their ongoing conversations with multiple teams regarding their interest in a trade and the likelihood of significant interest in the pick with teams targeting Baylor QB Robert Griffin III.

QB | Colt Brennan | CFL | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent QB Colt Brennan (Redskins) and QB Drew Willy (Chargers) have each signed with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League.

QB | Brock Osweiler | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Arizona State QB Brock Osweiler (foot) did not participate in the drills at the NFL Scouting Combine because he wants to get his foot fully healed before working out. He said he will do all of the drills during his Pro Day.

QB | Ryan Tannehill | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill (foot) said he is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a fractured bone in his foot and is looking forward to participate in all of the drills during his Pro Day.


Running Back

RB | Peyton Hillis | Free Agent | Free Agents
Cleveland Browns impending free-agent RB Peyton Hillis told the team's coaching staff as recently as the end of the season that he was contemplating retirement, though it now looks as if he will continue playing, according to sources.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | Free Agent | Free Agents
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said he is unsure whether impending free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson wants to play again in 2012.

RB | Ray Rice | Free Agent | Free Agents
The camp of Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Ray Rice anticipates Rice receiving the franchise tag Friday, March 2. The thinking is that the Ravens won't want to deal with the matter over the weekend, and that they don't want to wait until the final day, in order to avoid any type of a last-minute screw-up.

RB | Cadillac Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers might target St. Louis Rams RB Cadillac Williams, an impending free agent, to serve as backup to starter RB Ryan Mathews.

RB | Michael Bush | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers might show an interest in Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush, who is an impending free agent. The Chargers tried to trade for Bush a few years ago.

RB | Mike Tolbert | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers appear likely to lose RB Mike Tolbert, an impending free agent. If a deal isn't struck by March 5, Tolbert can become an unrestricted free agent March 13. Talks between Tolbert's agent and team have not gone well.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp said RB Darren McFadden fits nicely with the zone-blocking scheme Knapp will be installing. "I was here last in 2008, and Darren McFadden was a rookie that year," Knapp said. "I'm excited to get back with him. He really fits our run scheme well, as far as the zone scheme, which I'll be implementing with our coaches. That's a great starting point for me."


Wide Receiver

WR | Brandon Lloyd | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams held initial contract talks with impending free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to COO Kevin Demoff. "We had initial discussions in Indianapolis," Demoff said. "We plan to continue talking."

WR | Jerome Simpson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR Jerome Simpson pleaded guilty Thursday, March 1, to one count of prohibited acts related to a controlled substance. The charge is a felony. He will be sentenced April 5. The prosecutor will ask that Simpson serve 60 days in jail.

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers might be interested in signing free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets), according to a source. Burress started his NFL career with the Steelers, playing with the team from 2000-04.

WR | Zeke Markshausen | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent WR Zeke Markshausen Wednesday, Feb. 29. Markshausen spent time on the Chiefs practice squad after entering training camp with the team in 2011.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals are not expected to pursue Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace if he does not receive the franchise tag.

WR | Eddie Royal | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could show interest in Denver Broncos impending free-agent WR Eddie Royal this offseason because they are expected to look for a slot receiver that can also be a return man.

WR | Marques Colston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins want to add an high-profile wide receiver this offseason and could show interest in San Diego Chargers impending free-agent Vincent Jackson, Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent WR Pierre Garcon and New Orleans Saints impending free-agent WR Marques Colston if they are available in free agency.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets are interested in signing free-agent WR Braylon Edwards (49ers) this offseason.


Tight End

TE | Nate Byham | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers TE Nate Byham (knee) said he expects to participate in all of the offseason workouts. He has been rehabbing from the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered before the season.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jeff Backus | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, contract talks between the Detroit Lions and impending free-agent OT Jeff Backus are progressing well, increasing speculation that the team will sign Backus to a new deal before free agency begins.

OT | Ryan O'Callaghan | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Ryan O'Callaghan (Chiefs) is expected to retire.

OT | Jared Gaither | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
San Diego Chargers OT Jared Gaither, an impending free agent, is scheduled to hit the open market March 13 if he isn't re-signed by March 5. There is mutual interest to get a deal done.


Guard

OG | David DeCastro | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys could look to select an offensive guard prospect with their first-round pick, No. 14 overall, in the NFL Draft. Two names to watch are Stanford OG David DeCastro and Georgia OL Cordy Glenn.

OG | Ben Grubbs | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals may show interest in Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent OG Ben Grubbs and Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent CB Brandon Carr if they are available this offseason.

OG | Carl Nicks | Free Agent | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent OG Carl Nicks said via Twitter that he does not want to receive the franchise tag.


Offensive Line

OL | Cordy Glenn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys could look to select an offensive guard prospect with their first-round pick, No. 14 overall, in the NFL Draft. Two names to watch are Stanford OG David DeCastro and Georgia OL Cordy Glenn.


Defensive Line

DL | Robert Mathis | Free Agent | Free Agents
Contract discussions between the Indianapolis Colts and impending free-agent DL Robert Mathis are reportedly progressing.

DL | Anthony Adams | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DT Anthony Adams (Bears) said he is not unhappy with the Bears for releasing him this offseason because he did not play as well as the team wanted. He is grateful for the team to make the decision now so he could look for a job early in free agency.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Dontari Poe | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Carolina Panthers could show interest in Memphis DT Dontari Poe in the 2012 NFL Draft even though they do not think defensive tackle is their biggest need.


Defensive End

DE | Whitney Mercilus | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Illinois DE Whitney Mercilus said he received interest from the Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills are the NFL Scouting Combine.


Linebacker

LB | London Fletcher | Free Agent | Free Agents
Washington Redskins impending free-agent LB London Fletcher is no longer represented by agent Drew Rosenhaus and has hired CAA and agent Ben Dogra, according to league sources.

LB | Anthony Spencer | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have tentative plans to speak with the agent for impending free-agent LB Anthony Spencer by the end of the week about a possible new contract or to inform him his client will get a franchise tag.

LB | Stephen Tulloch | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions and LB Stephen Tulloch are not close to agreeing on a new contract. Tulloch is scheduled to become an unrestricted free-agent March 13. The Lions are interested in bringing Tulloch back, but he appears set to test the waters. The Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers reportedly have an interest if he hits the open market, and Tulloch is looking for a longer term deal for more stability.

LB | Dan Connor | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys might be interested in Carolina Panthers LB Dan Connor, an impending free agent, if he hits the open market.

LB | Luke Kuechly | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Boston College LB Luke Kuechly could be a player the Philadelphia Eagles target in the NFL Draft. He made a great impression at the NFL Scouting Combine, and fits the team's need for a playmaking middle linebacker.

LB | Mario Williams | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
The Houston Texans could likely select a wide receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft, unless they lose impending free-agent LB Mario Williams to another team. However, they still could take a receiver in the first round and try to replace Williams with an outside linebacker in the second round.

LB | Bart Scott | New York Jets | Draft
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum admitted that the team spoke with LB Bart Scott's agent at the NFL Scouting Combine last week regarding the veteran's future. The team is keeping their options open when it comes to possibly trading Scott. "All options are on the table," Tannenbaum said. "We're going to keep having discussions with him. We'll see where things go."

LB | Curtis Lofton | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons may not be willing to re-sign impending free-agent LB Curtis Lofton what he will be looking for because he is not great in pass coverage.

LB | LeRoy Hill | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks likely will not be interested in re-signing impending free-agent LB LeRoy Hill this offseason after his recent arrest for marijuana possession.


Defensive Back

DB | George Iloka | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Denver Broncos probably would move S George Iloka to linebacker if the team takes him in the 2012 NFL Draft. Head coach John Fox has moved safeties with Iloka's size to linebacker in the past.


Cornerback

CB | Corey Graham | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers are hopeful CBs Antoine Cason and Quentin Jammer will be able to bounce back in 2012, but they are still in the market for a cornerback. Free-agent CB Corey Graham (Bears) will be a likely target.

CB | Brandon Carr | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals may show interest in Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent OG Ben Grubbs and Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent CB Brandon Carr if they are available this offseason.

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Denver Broncos could show interest in University of Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick and Coastal Carolina CB Josh Norman during the 2012 NFL Draft. The team met with Kirkpatrick during the NFL Scouting Combine.

CB | Janoris Jenkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins spoke with University of Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick and North Florida CB Janoris Jenkins during the NFL Scouting Combine.

CB | Morris Claiborne | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Jacksonville Jaguars will consider Louisiana State CB Morris Claiborne with their first-round pick, No. 7 overall, in the NFL Draft.

CB | Carlos Rogers | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers likely will not be able to re-sign impending free-agent CB Carlos Rogers before the start of free agency. The 49ers will allow other teams to set Rogers' market value before deciding whether to pursue re-signing him.

CB | Bradley Fletcher | St. Louis Rams | Injury
The St. Louis Rams are not sure when CB Bradley Fletcher (knee) will be able to return to play next season but general manager Les Snead said he will not return until he is 100 percent.


Strong Safety

SS | Dashon Goldson | Free Agent | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent SS Dashon Goldson recently fired agent Drew Rosenhaus, and hired CAA Football, according to a source. CAA has a good professional relationship with the 49ers, which might bode well for a long-term deal being struck before March 5. A deal might not be possible, but Goldson said he expects the team to use the franchise tag on him.


Free Safety

FS | Harrison Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The San Diego Chargers are not expected to be major players in the free agency market, but they are looking for a starting strong safety. A Chargers decision maker is said to like Notre Dame DB Harrison Smith very much, and he might be nabbed in the second round of the NFL Draft.

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