Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 26, 2012 @ 09:53:02 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Andrew Luck | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Stanford QB Andrew Luck said he has yet to receive word from the Indianapolis Colts that he will be the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. "They haven't said those words yet," Luck said. Luck did say he's had good conversations with head coach Chuck Pagano and quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen. "I've talked to coach Pagano, I've talked to coach Christensen, but they haven't come out and said that," Luck said. "I understand they've got their work to do, they've got their due diligence to do, and I understand if it works out, great, and if it doesn't, that's great as well."

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow might play up to 20 Wildcats snaps per game, according to head coach Rex Ryan. That would be more Wildcat plays than the Jets used all season in 2011.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said the team has a lot of confidence in QB Mark Sanchez but is looking for improvement in Sanchez's game this season.

QB | Dennis Dixon | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos are scheduled to meet with free-agent QB Dennis Dixon (Steelers).


Running Back

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Jets) said he is still open to resuming his football career; however he has yet to generate much interest in the open market. "Obviously, I'm a free agent and I'm still open to playing," Tomlinson said. "I am just taking my time through this free agency stuff just continuing to explore my options and make a decision here on my future depending on my options, so I'm excited about the future either way it goes if I continue to play or if I don't."

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
The Pittsburgh Steelers expect RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) to play in 2012. However, what they don't know is when or in what capacity. Mendenhall tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the team's 2011 regular-season finale, and general manager Kevin Colbert said later that Mendenhall would probably need a year to fully recover. "To clarify, what I said was I never think players coming off an ACL are 100 percent for a full year. It doesn't mean they can't play," Colbert said. "At some point, we'll have Rashard back. I'm confident of that."

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said he has spoken to franchise free-agent RB Matt Forte since the running back's angry reaction to the signing of RB Michael Bush. While Smith didn't say the situation had been resolved, he seemed confident that it would be. "We love him, he's going to rush for a lot of yards for us," Smith said. "It's going to work out fine."

RB | Trent Richardson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to consider taking University of Alabama RB Trent Richardson if he is available when they choose in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

RB | David Wilson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns will meet with Virginia Tech RB David Wilson at some point before the 2012 NFL Draft.

RB | LeGarrette Blount | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are confident that RB LeGarrette Blount can be an all-around running back in their offense moving forward.


Wide Receiver

WR | Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (spine) is scheduled to start the 2012 season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to multiple sources familiar with Knox's progress. Knox was forced to wear a back brace after having surgery and continues to walk with a limp now. But there was more structural damage than initially anticipated, according to one source. There is also a strong chance Knox will not play in 2012.

WR | Lance Moore | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints restructured the contract of WR Lance Moore Sunday, March 25. The team dropped Moore's salary cap figure for 2012 from $4.3 million to $2.9 million. Moore's base salary dropped from $2 million to $825,000 but he made that money back with a $1.175 million signing bonus that will be prorated over the life of his contract.


Tight End

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers have remained in contact with free-agent TE Jeremy Shockey (Panthers) but no deal is imminent.


Guard

OG | Eric Steinbach | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns likely will not be interested in re-signing free-agent OG Eric Steinbach this offseason.


Defensive Line

DL | Anthony Hargrove | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DL Anthony Hargrove (Saints) hinted via Twitter that he is expected to sign with the Green Bay Packers. "Not official, but like I said green and yellow, green and yellow," Hargrove said. "Can't wait for my first Lambeau Leap on game day. Not yet, but we screaming green and yellow, green and yellow. Go Packers go."

DL | Matt Roth | Free Agent | Free Agents
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said free-agent DE Matt Roth (Jaguars) would play defensive end if he signed with the Bengals even though he has played outside linebacker in the past.


Linebacker

LB | E.J. Henderson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Sunday, March 25, that the door remains open for a return of free-agent LB E.J. Henderson (Vikings).

LB | Jasper Brinkley | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Sunday, March 25, that LB Jasper Brinkley (hip) is "100 percent healthy and ready to roll." Brinkley, who missed the entire 2011 season due to hip surgery, might get a crack at the MIKE linebacker job.

LB | Manny Lawson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals are interested in re-signing free-agent LB Manny Lawson this offseason.

LB | Marcus Benard | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns LB Marcus Benard (hand) is recovering from the broken hand and other injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident and should be able to participate in the offseason workouts.


Cornerback

CB | Zackary Bowman | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agents
Free-agent CB Zackary Bowman (Bears) agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, according to a league source. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CB | Patrick Robinson | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
New Orleans Saints CB Patrick Robinson had his contract restructured Sunday, March 25. His salary cap figure for 2012 dropped from $2.9 million to $2.06 million. The move was accomplished by turning a $1.267 million roster bonus into a signing bonus that Robinson received up front. Instead of counting the full $1.267 million against this year's cap, that number is now spread over the three remaining seasons on his contract.

CB | Domonique Foxworth | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent CB Domonique Foxworth has been unanimously elected as President of the NFLPA by the Board of Player Representatives.

CB | Brandon Boykin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns met with University of Georgia CB Brandon Boykin at the NFL Scouting Combine.

CB | William Gay | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms with free-agent CB William Gay (Steelers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Strong Safety

SS | Husain Abdullah | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Minnesota Vikings FS Mistral Raymond and SS Jamarca Sanford finished the season as starters at safety, but Sanford is not considered more than a special teams player, and Raymond needs more development. Free-agent SS Husain Abdullah (concussion) ended the season on Injured Reserve. The team has interest in bringing him back.


Free Safety

FS | Mistral Raymond | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Free Agents
Minnesota Vikings FS Mistral Raymond and SS Jamarca Sanford finished the season as starters at safety, but Sanford is not considered more than a special teams player, and Raymond needs more development. Free-agent SS Husain Abdullah (concussion) ended the season on Injured Reserve. The team has interest in bringing him back.

FS | Nick Collins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said FS Nick Collins (neck) will have to be fully recovered from his neck injury and cleared by doctors before playing again for the team. Collins has said he will retire if he is told he could further injure his neck by playing.

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