Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 22, 2012 @ 10:53:50 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum indicated that QB Tim Tebow will be listed as No. 2 on the quarterback depth chart behind QB Mark Sanchez.

QB | Robert Griffin III | NFL Draft Prospect | Fantasy
Baylor QB Robert Griffin III had his Pro Day workout Wednesday, March 21, and he impressed. Of the 51 passes he threw, only two were deemed uncatchable. Griffin displayed good strength, and he threw with ease at a distance of 60 yards. Griffin also showed off tremendous footwork, and one analyst feels he deserves consideration with the No. 1 overall pick.

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Francisco 49ers raised their offer late in negotiations with QB Alex Smith, according to a league source Wednesday, March 21. Smith signed a three-year, $24 million contract that includes $9 million guaranteed, the source said. The total money did not change, but originally he was to receive $8 million guaranteed. If Smith maxes out his incentive package - likely based on play time and undisclosed performance levels - the total package of the contract can reach $33 million.


Running Back

RB | Michael Bush | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
The addition of RB Michael Bush suggests the Chicago Bears will not be desperate to get franchise free-agent RB Matt Forte in the fold, and the overall running back market means Forte can't expect much out of a long-term deal.

RB | Kevin Faulk | New England Patriots | Fantasy
There is a possibility that New England Patriots RB Kevin Faulk returns in 2012. He has contemplated retirement, but that is still considered up in the air at this point.

RB | Shane Vereen | New England Patriots | Fantasy
With free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis moving on to the Cincinnati Bengals, the New England Patriots lost the primary ground gainer from 2011. However, RBs Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen showed glimpses of brilliance in their rookie seasons last year, and will see the focus of the running game shift to them in 2012.

RB | Stevan Ridley | New England Patriots | Fantasy
With free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis moving on to the Cincinnati Bengals, the New England Patriots lost the primary ground gainer from 2011. However, RBs Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen showed glimpses of brilliance in their rookie seasons last year, and will see the focus of the running game shift to them in 2012.

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to terms with free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Patriots) to a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

RB | LaMichael James | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions met with University of Oregon RB LaMichael James Wednesday, March 21.


Wide Receiver

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings definitely remain interested in free-agent WR Ted Ginn Jr. (49ers). Ginn visited the team Tuesday, March 20, but could make more visits to teams.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace wants a contract that surpasses the eight-year, $120 million deal that Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald signed last year, according to a league source. Combine that with the first-round pick any team that signs Wallace to an offer sheet would lose if the Steelers didn't match the offer, and it is no surprise there has been so little news about Wallace recently. The San Francisco 49ers made an inquiry about Wallace during the opening week of free agency. However, they and the other teams that asked about Wallace were told the receiver was looking for a lot of money.

WR | Andre Caldwell | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Denver Broncos signed free-agent WR Andre Caldwell (Bengals) to a two-year contract Wednesday, March 21.

WR | Mohamed Sanu | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Giants are scheduled to meet with Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu for a pre-draft visit.

WR | Early Doucet | Arizona Cardinals | Draft
The Arizona Cardinals are expected to add another wide receiver through free agency or the 2012 NFL Draft even though they re-signed WR Early Doucet.

WR | Legedu Naanee | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have interest in free-agent WR Legedu Naanee (Panthers).

WR | Lee Evans | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have interest in free-agent WR Lee Evans (Ravens).


Tight End

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent TE Jeremy Shockey (Panthers) is the whistle-blower who alerted the league to the New Orleans Saints' bounty program, according to NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp. Sapp said he did not receive his information from anyone at the league, but from a trusted source close to the situation. Shockey adamantly denied the charge.


Place Kicker

PK | Jay Feely | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent PK Jay Feely (Cardinals) said he has received interest from several teams but is currently renegotiating to sign with the Arizona Cardinals.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jamon Meredith | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Thursday, March 22, they have signed free-agent OT Jamon Meredith (Steelers) to a two-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OT | D'Anthony Batiste | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed free-agent OT D'Anthony Batiste. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OT | Khalif Barnes | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the deal for Oakland Raiders OT Khalif Barnes is for one-year, $2 million, according to a league source.

OT | Geoffrey Schwartz | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with free-agent OL Geoffrey Schwartz (Panthers) on a one-year contract Wednesday, March 21, according to a league source. Schwartz was also being pursued by the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.

OT | Frank Omiyale | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks agreed to terms with free-agent OT Frank Omiyale (Bears) Wednesday, March 21. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.


Defensive Line

DL | Tim Crowder | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Thursday, March 22, they have released DL Tim Crowder and DL Nick Reed.

DL | Nick Reed | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Thursday, March 22, they have released DL Tim Crowder and DL Nick Reed.

DL | Derrick Morgan | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans have DLs Derrick Morgan and Malcolm Sheppard returning, as well as DL Jurrell Casey and Karl Klug, but they plan to add at least one more free-agent to bolster a pass rush which ranked 31st in sacks last season.

DL | Jamaal Anderson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans are expected to host free-agent DL Jamaal Anderson (Colts) for a visit Wednesday, March 21.

DL | Dave Tollefson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants have made a contract offer to free-agent DE Dave Tollefson (Giants) but he is meeting with other teams.

DL | Remi Ayodele | Free Agent | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings have released DT Remi Ayodele.

DL | Mark Anderson | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous item, the Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent DL Mark Anderson (Patriots) to a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal are not yet available.

DL | Brodrick Bunkley | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent DT Brodrick Bunkley (Broncos) to a five-year deal worth $25 million. The deal also includes $9 million in guaranteed money.


Linebacker

LB | Wesley Woodyard | Denver Broncos | Transaction
The Denver Broncos re-signed LB Wesley Woodyard to an undisclosed contract Thursday, March 22.

LB | Chris Chamberlain | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints will host free-agent LB Chris Chamberlain (Rams) either Thursday, March 22, or Friday, March 23, according to a source.

LB | Ryan Davis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Bethune-Cookman DL Ryan Davis had a private workout with the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, March 21, according to a league source.

LB | Kamerion Wimbley | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans DL Kamerion Wimbley has been one of the most durable players in the NFL, missing just one of his 96 career NFL games. "The swine flu," Wimbley said. "It was bad." Wimbley has 42.5 sacks in his career, including seven last season for the Oakland Raiders. The Titans hope Wimbley's presence will improve a pass rush which ranked 31st in sacks last season.

LB | Keenan Robinson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith and linebackers coach Bob Babich worked out University of Texas LB Keenan Robinson at his Pro Day Tuesday, March 20.


Cornerback

CB | Josh Bellamy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisville WR Josh Bellamy conducted a private workout for the New England Patriots Wednesday, March 21, according to a league source.

CB | William Gay | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent CB William Gay (Steelers) posted on his official Twitter account that he is deciding between four teams. The Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans are each vying for his services.

CB | Ronde Barber | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with free-agent CB Ronde Barber (Buccaneers) on a one-year deal. Financial Terms were not disclosed.

CB | Will D. Allen | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have signed free-agent CB Will D. Allen (Dolphins) to a one-year deal worth $975,000. The deal also includes a $25,000 signing bonus and a $25,000 workout bonus.

CB | Patrick Lee | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have signed free-agent CB Patrick Lee (Packers) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

CB | Jacob Lacey | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free-agent CB Jacob Lacey (Colts) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Strong Safety

SS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent SS Oshiomogho Atogwe (Redskins) visited with the Detroit Lions Wednesday, March 21. Atogwe grew up in nearby Windsor, Ont., Canada, and said he was a Lions fan growing up. "I was a huge Lions fan all my life," Atogwe said. "It would mean something special to play here if that's what the Lord has for me."

SS | Bryan Scott | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms on a new contract with free-agent SS Bryan Scott (Bills). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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