Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 15, 2012 @ 10:34:15 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | David Garrard | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB David Garrard (Jaguars) is open to a free-agent visit with the Detroit Lions. "If the Lions are interested in David's services, we will listen," Garrard's agent, Al Irby, said. "... Once Peyton (Manning) makes a decision, based on recent activity, David will be a hot quarterback."

QB | Drew Stanton | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, free-agent QB Drew Stanton (Lions) will have dinner with New York Jets officials Thursday, March 15, and will visit the team's facility Friday, March 16. A deal is possible.

QB | Dan Orlovsky | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
Updating a previous item, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed QB Dan Orlovsky to a two-year deal worth $2.5 million.

QB | Peyton Manning | Free Agent | Free Agents
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he would welcome the competition in the AFC West if free-agent QB Peyton Manning (Colts) joined the Denver Broncos. "I have to admit, and maybe people think I'm crazy, but I really hope it's Denver," Rivers said. "It would immediately make it that much tougher to win the West. Gosh, to play him twice a year, the AFC West would become a division that's not lost in the shuffle. I'm kind of hoping that's the case. It's always fun to play a Peyton-led football team."

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he would welcome the competition in the AFC West if free-agent QB Peyton Manning (Colts) joined the Denver Broncos. "I have to admit, and maybe people think I'm crazy, but I really hope it's Denver," Rivers said. "It would immediately make it that much tougher to win the West. Gosh, to play him twice a year, the AFC West would become a division that's not lost in the shuffle. I'm kind of hoping that's the case. It's always fun to play a Peyton-led football team."

QB | Matt Flynn | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB Matt Flynn (Packers) is expected to visit with the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, March 15.

QB | Chad Henne | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars and free-agent QB Chad Henne (Dolphins) agreed to a two-year contract Wednesday, March 14.

QB | David Carr | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants will re-sign free-agent QB David Carr.

QB | Derek Anderson | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers have re-signed free-agent QB Derek Anderson to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints franchise free-agent QB Drew Brees has yet to warm up to the idea of signing the exclusive franchise tag placed on him. "I've played under the franchise tag before, back in 2005, and that ended with 13 anchors in my right shoulder and a 25 percent chance of playing football again," Brees said. "That didn't work out too well for me. I've talked to the Saints about this many times. They definitely know my desire to have a long-term deal, and hopefully they want me to have that as well. We will continue discussions and hopefully get a long-term deal done."

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents
Tennessee Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck almost certainly would be traded or released if the team signs free-agent QB Peyton Manning (Colts). In the event they sign Manning, the Titans would prefer to keep QB Jake Locker, according to sources.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents
Tennessee Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck almost certainly would be traded or released if the team signs free-agent QB Peyton Manning (Colts). In the event they sign Manning, the Titans would prefer to keep QB Jake Locker, according to sources.


Running Back

RB | Peyton Hillis | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Kansas City Chiefs planned to target RB Peyton Hillis when the free-agent market opened, according to general manager Scott Pioli. "One of our goals going into free agency this year was to build depth at the running back position and we are pleased to add a talented player like Peyton to the mix," Pioli added. Head coach Romeo Crennel said Hillis is a "big, strong, physical back with a lot of talent and he should fit into our system well. We are looking forward to working with him and adding him into our offense."

RB | Mike Tolbert | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, the Kansas City Chiefs are meeting with free-agent RB Mike Tolbert (Chargers) Thursday, March 15.

RB | DeShawn Wynn | CFL | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent RB DeShawn Wynn (Packers) signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League Wednesday, March 14.

RB | Michael Bush | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, free-agent RB Michael Bush (Raiders) is scheduled to visit the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, March 19.


Fullback

FB | Le'Ron McClain | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with free-agent FB Le'Ron McClain (Ravens) Wednesday, March 14, on a three-year deal, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

FB | Lawrence Vickers | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with free-agent FB Lawrence Vickers (Texans) on a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Free Agents
St. Louis Rams restricted free-agent WR Danny Amendola met with the New England Patriots Wednesday, March 14.

WR | Kevin Ogletree | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Kevin Ogletree (Cowboys) will meet with the New York Giants Thursday, March 15.

WR | Eddie Royal | Free Agent | Free Agents
In addition to serving as the team's No. 4 wide receiver, free-agent WR Eddie Royal (Broncos) would also return punts if he were to sign with the San Diego Chargers. The team is reportedly close to signing Royal.

WR | Robert Meachem | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said he considers WR Robert Meachem an exciting vertical threat and a potential No. 1 receiver.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Anthony Gonzalez (Colts) is scheduled to meet with the New England Patriots.

WR | Justin Harper | CFL | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent WR Justin Harper (Ravens) signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League Wednesday, March 14.

WR | Early Doucet | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys are searching for a No. 3 receiver, and free-agent WR Early Doucet (Cardinals) might be a possible target.

WR | Mario Manningham | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have not shown any significant interest in free-agent WR Mario Manningham (Giants).

WR | Chaz Schilens | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Chaz Schilens (Raiders) will meet with the New York Jets Thursday, March 15.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Fantasy
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed free-agent WR Laurent Robinson (Cowboys) to a five-year, $32.5 million deal.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions were scheduled to meet with free-agent WR Ted Ginn Jr. (49ers) Wednesday, March 14.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed franchise free-agent WR DeSean Jackson to a five-year deal worth $51 million.

WR | Matt Slater | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have re-signed free-agent WR Matt Slater and LB Tracy White. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Jerricho Cotchery (Steelers) said two teams have expressed interest in him, but he declined to name the teams other than to say the Pittsburgh Steelers want him to return.

WR | Roy Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys likely will not show interest in free-agent WRs Patrick Crayton (Chargers) and Roy Williams (Bears).

WR | Patrick Crayton | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys likely will not show interest in free-agent WRs Patrick Crayton (Chargers) and Roy Williams (Bears).


Tight End

TE | Kellen Davis | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears have re-signed free-agent TE Kellen Davis to a two-year deal worth $6 million.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, the New York Giants are reportedly not interested in signing free-agent TE Jeremy Shockey (Panthers). Shockey has told the team he'd accept a veteran-minimum salary ($925,000), but that didn't get him anywhere.

TE | Kevin Boss | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders cut free-agent TE Kevin Boss Tuesday, March 13.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Vikings) is expected to visit with the Seattle Seahawks within the next few days. Shiancoe worked with Seahawks offensive coordinator during his time with the Minnesota Vikings.

TE | Joel Dreessen | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints are scheduled to meet with free-agent TE Joel Dreessen (Texans).

TE | Martellus Bennett | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants have signed free-agent TE Martellus Bennett (Cowboys) to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million.


Place Kicker

PK | David Buehler | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent PK David Buehler (Cowboys) cleared waivers Wednesday, March 14, and he is now an unrestricted free agent.

PK | Nick Folk | New York Jets | Free Agents
Although the New York Jets re-signed free-agent PK Nick Folk Wednesday, March 14, they plan to provide competition for Folk this offseason.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Eric Winston (Texans) will visit the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, March 15, according to a source.

OT | Marcus McNeill | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Marcus McNeill (Chargers) will visit with the Detroit Lions Friday, March 16, according to sources.

OT | Nate Livings | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OG Nate Livings (Bengals) is expected to visit the Dallas Cowboys this week, according to multiple sources.

OT | Adam Snyder | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms with free-agent OL Adam Snyder (49ers) on a five-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Guard

OG | Evan Mathis | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OG Evan Mathis (Eagles) is visiting the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, March 15.

OG | Ben Grubbs | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent OG Ben Grubbs (Ravens) to a five-year, $36 million deal, including a $10 million signing bonus.

OG | Robert Gallery | Free Agent | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks released OG Robert Gallery Wednesday, March 14.

OG | Kyle Kosier | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys might move OG Kyle Kosier (knee) to center in 2012 if they sign a free-agent or draft help at the offensive guard position. Kosier is recovering from a torn medial collateral ligament in the season finale.

OG | Eric Steinbach | Free Agent | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Cleveland Browns have released OG Eric Steinbach.

OG | Mike Brisiel | Houston Texans | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders are scheduled to meet with free-agent OG Mike Brisiel (Texans).

OG | Steve Hutchinson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to meet with free-agent OG Steve Hutchinson (Vikings) Wednesday, March 14.

OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with free-agent OL Mackenzy Bernadeau (Panthers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OG | Cooper Carlisle | Free Agent | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have released OG Cooper Carlisle.


Offensive Line

OL | Paul McQuistan | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks agreed to terms on re-signing free-agent OL Paul McQuistan (Seahawks) Wednesday, March 14.


Defensive Line

DL | Julius Peppers | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills are prepared to give free-agent LB Mario Williams (Texans) a contract making him the highest-paid defensive player in the league. The Bills' offer to Williams eclipses the six-year, $91.5 million deal that the Chicago Bears gave DL Julius Peppers in 2010, according to a source.

DL | Letroy Guion | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Wednesday, March 14, that DL Letroy Guion, who re-signed Tuesday, March 13, will be used at nose tackle instead of his former spot at three-technique. He is expected to compete with DL Remi Ayodele for playing time.

DL | C.J. Mosley | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars worked out a three-year contract worth $7.5 million with free-agent DL C.J. Mosley (Jaguars) Wednesday, March 14. The deal has $2 million guaranteed, and can be worth up to $10 million through incentives.

DL | Paul Soliai | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have re-signed free-agent DT Paul Soliai to a two-year deal that will pay him $6 million per season.

DL | Frostee Rucker | Cleveland Browns | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns have signed free-agent DE Frostee Rucker (Bengals) to a five-year deal worth $21 million with $8 million in guaranteed money.

DL | Antonio Dixon | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
Philadelphia Eagles restricted free-agent DT Antonio Dixon has signed his tender offer and will receive a one-year deal worth $1.927 million.

DL | Jonathan Fanene | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with free-agent DL Jonathan Fanene (Bengals) on a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | John Henderson | Free Agent | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders released DL John Henderson Wednesday, March 14, after failing a physical.

DL | Jason Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DL Jason Jones (Titans) is scheduled to visit the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, March 15.


Linebacker

LB | Mario Williams | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, the Buffalo Bills have agreed to a six-year deal with free-agent LB Mario Williams (Texans). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Bryan Thomas | New York Jets | Transaction
Updating a previous report, New York Jets LB Bryan Thomas signed a one-year deal worth $990,000, with $590,000 guaranteed, a source confirmed Wednesday, March 14.

LB | David Hawthorne | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have scheduled visits this week with free-agent LBs David Hawthorne (Seahawks) and Joe Mays (Broncos), according to league sources.

LB | Joe Mays | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have scheduled visits this week with free-agent LBs David Hawthorne (Seahawks) and Joe Mays (Broncos), according to league sources.

LB | E.J. Henderson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings are interested in bringing back free-agent LB E.J. Henderson (Vikings), and "a couple other guys that we're keeping tabs on," according to general manager Rick Spielman. "Sometimes, they have to go out in the market to kind of establish what that value is."

LB | Erin Henderson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings are keeping in touch with the agent for free-agent LB Erin Henderson (Vikings), although there is no offer on the table, general manager Rick Spielman said Wednesday, March 14.

LB | Tracy White | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the one-year deal signed by New England Patriots LB Tracy White Wednesday, March 14, is worth $990,000, with over $300,000 guaranteed, a source confirmed.

LB | Jamaal Westerman | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins met with free-agent LB Jamaal Westerman (Jets) Wednesday, March 14.

LB | Jarret Johnson | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers announced Wednesday, March 14, that they have signed free-agent LB Jarret Johnson (Ravens) to a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Cornerback

CB | Dimitri Patterson | Cleveland Browns | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns have re-signed free-agent CB Dimitri Patterson to a three-year, $16 million contract. The deal guarantees Patterson $6 million.

CB | Ron Bartell | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders are showing interest in free-agent CB Ron Bartell (Rams).

CB | Jacob Lacey | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent CB Jacob Lacey (Colts) will visit with Detroit Lions sometime this week.

CB | Richard Marshall | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the Miami Dolphins reached an agreement with free-agent CB Richard Marshall (Cardinals) Wednesday, March 14. He will sign a three-year, $16 million deal with $6 million guaranteed.

CB | Brandon Carr | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent CB Brandon Carr (Chiefs) to a five-year deal worth $50.1 million.

CB | Aaron Ross | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins are scheduled to meet with free-agent CB Aaron Ross (Giants).

CB | Ronde Barber | Free Agent | Free Agents
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said the team is still interested in re-signing free-agent Ronde Barber even though they signed CB Eric Wright.


Strong Safety

SS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings might be interested in free-agent FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (Redskins). They considered signing him last year before he ended up with the Washington Redskins. They are re-visiting how he would fit, but they aren't convinced he is the same player from his days with the St. Louis Rams.

SS | Tyrell Johnson | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings are unlikely to bring back free-agent SS Tyrell Johnson (Vikings) (hamstring). Johnson said Wednesday, March 14, that he is "about 75 to 80 percent" healed from surgery in late November to repair a hamstring tendon avulsion.

SS | Haruki Nakamura | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent SS Haruki Nakamura (Ravens) is en route to Charlotte Wednesday, March 14, to meet with the Carolina Panthers, according to league sources.


Free Safety

FS | Brodney Pool | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, the Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent FS Brodney Pool (Jets) to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

FS | LaRon Landry | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots are expected to meet with free-agent FS LaRon Landry (Redskins) this weekend, according to a source.

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets will meet with free-agent FS Brandon Meriweather (Bears) Thursday, March 15.

FS | Gerald Alexander | Free Agent | Transaction
The New York Jets have waived WR Mike Campbell and FS Gerald Alexander.

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