Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 5, 2012 @ 09:09:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | G.J. Kinne | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys will begin hosting local prospects for workouts Thursday, April 5, and Friday, April 6. The players will be those who played in high school or college in the Fort Worth-Dallas metroplex. Among the candidates are Texas LBs Emmanuel Acho and Keenan Robinson, Texas Christian LB Tank Carder, Texas A&M WR Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M RB Cyrus Gray, Louisiana State CB Ron Brooks, Oklahoma DB Jamell Fleming, Tarleton State QB Nick Stephens, Tulsa QB G.J. Kinne and Central Arkansas QB Nathan Dick.

QB | Rudy Carpenter | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday, April 4, that they have waived QB Rudy Carpenter.

QB | Russell Wilson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are meeting with University of Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson, Ohio State OT Mike X. Adams and Syracuse DL Chandler Jones Wednesday, April 4.

QB | Dennis Dixon | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB Dennis Dixon (Steelers) is scheduled to throw to free-agent WR Jerricho Cotchery (Steelers) during Cotchery's workout for the St. Louis Rams Wednesday, April 4.


Running Back

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (foot) said during a radio interview that he is feeling good, and will continue to play the same style he always has in 2012. McFadden will not worry about the fear of being injured. He has dealt with multiple foot ailments so far in his early career.

RB | Derrick Coleman | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
UCLA RB Derrick Coleman will meet with the Oakland Raiders prior to the NFL Draft.

RB | Isaiah Pead | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens were scheduled to work out University of Cincinnati RB Isaiah Pead Wednesday, April 4.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he agreed that franchise free-agent RB Ray Rice outplayed his rookie contract. However, Newsome hinted Rice should be happy with the $7.7 million tag. "From where he was to where we've put the franchise tag on him, that's a significant increase," Newsome said.

RB | LeGarrette Blount | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday, April 4, that RB LeGarrette Blount has signed his exclusive-rights tender offer.

RB | Trent Richardson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount said he would not be happy if the team took University of Alabama RB Trent Richardson in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft because he wants to be the feature back.


Wide Receiver

WR | Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said WR Johnny Knox (back) continues to make progress; however, there is no timetable for his return at this point. "He has made progress and will continue to make progress. As I've told him, ultimately it'll be him that will decide when he comes back," Emery said. "It'll be him telling us where he's at in the rehab process. We're a long way from having to make that decision and we're going to lean heavily on Johnny helping us make that decision. Johnny's made every effort to get back as quick as he can, and he is making progress. Yeah, you want to be cautious because it was a tough injury. It was a heavy-contact injury. Johnny understands where he's at. He's going to keep pushing forward, and there couldn't be a Bear with a better attitude than him."

WR | Micheal Spurlock | San Diego Chargers | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent WR Micheal Spurlock (Buccaneers) to a one-year deal Wednesday, April 4. Financial terms weren't given.

WR | Torry Holt | Retired | Transaction
St. Louis Rams WR Torry Holt has retired from professional football.

WR | Preston Parker | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday, April 4, that WR Preston Parker has signed his exclusive-rights tender offer.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB Dennis Dixon (Steelers) is scheduled to throw to free-agent WR Jerricho Cotchery (Steelers) during Cotchery's workout for the St. Louis Rams Wednesday, April 4.

WR | Kendall Wright | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with Baylor WR Kendall Wright, Nebraska LB Lavonte David and Virginia Tech CB Jayron Hosley in the near future.


Tight End

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Fantasy
The New York Jets have held preliminary contract discussions with TE Dustin Keller, according to a league source. Keller is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and he is due to make $3.05 million, thanks to an escalator that bumped his base pay by $2 million.

TE | Travis Beckum | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants TE Travis Beckum (knee) said on his Twitter page that he recently met with a doctor and that there is a chance he could be ready for the start of the regular season even though he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the Super Bowl.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Gabe Carimi | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears OT Gabe Carimi (knee) is on track to return for the team's first offseason camp later this month. Carimi said he'd been rehabbing five days a week. "(Carimi) has been working tremendously hard," general manager Phil Emery said. "I have had a chance to visit with him a couple times and watch him rehab. We're very excited that he's coming back. He's going to really help solidify our offensive line."

OT | Bobby Massie | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with University of Mississippi OT Bobby Massie Wednesday, April 4.

OT | Matt Kalil | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with Southern California OT Matt Kalil at some point this week.


Guard

OG | Rex Hadnot | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans are monitoring free-agent OG Rex Hadnot (Cardinals) and C Jamaal Jackson (Eagles).

OG | David DeCastro | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys did not schedule a visit with Stanford OG David Decastro, who is expected to be gone by the time they pick 14th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.

OG | Eric Steinbach | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks have expressed interest in free-agent OG Eric Steinbach (Browns).


Offensive Line

OL | Cordy Glenn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Georgia OG Cordy Glenn has visited the Dallas Cowboys for a pre-draft visit.

OL | Ronald Leary | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys met with Memphis OG Ronald Leary Tuesday, April 3.


Defensive Line

DL | Amobi Okoye | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the team could look to the NFL Draft to find another defensive tackle, since free-agent DL Amobi Okoye appears to be leaving in free agency. "Between free agency and the draft we have to find a way to meet our needs," Emery said. "We're always looking to improve our squad, regardless of internally what we would think about our immediate needs. We're always looking for playmakers."

DL | Dave Tollefson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have yet to sign free-agent DL Dave Tollefson (Giants); however, at this point, they are considered the frontrunner for his services.

DL | Luis A. Castillo | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms with free-agent DE Luis A. Castillo (Chargers) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | Fletcher Cox | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to meet with Mississippi State DL Fletcher Cox.

DL | Brandon McKinney | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent DL Brandon McKinney (Ravens) to a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Dontari Poe | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys did not visit with Memphis DT Dontari Poe, as expected. The Cowboys "like (Poe) a lot but don't want to draw attention to him," according to a team source.


Defensive End

DE | Courtney Upshaw | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Alabama DE Courtney Upshaw said he has been invited to attend the 2012 NFL Draft.

DE | Ronnell Lewis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to meet with Boise State DL Chase Baker, Oklahoma LB Ronnell Lewis, Albion CB Chris Greenwood and Vanderbilt CB Casey Hayward and University of California SS D.J. Campbell before the 2012 NFL Draft.


Linebacker

LB | LeRoy Hill | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks may consider re-signing free-agent LB LeRoy Hill after losing LB David Hawthorne to the New Orleans Saints.

LB | Darius Fleming | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Chicago Bears are scheduled to meet with Notre Dame LB Darius Fleming Friday, April 13.


Cornerback

CB | Stephon Gilmore | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore has visited with the Dallas Cowboys for a pre-draft visit.

CB | Chris Carr | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have signed free-agent CB Chris Carr (Ravens). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

CB | Lardarius Webb | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team is working on long-term contracts with restricted free-agent CBs Lardarius Webb and Cary Williams.

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to meet with University of Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick before the 2012 NFL Draft.


Strong Safety

SS | Mark Barron | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to meet with University of Alabama SS Mark Barron before the 2012 NFL Draft.


Free Safety

FS | James Sanders | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent FS James Sanders (Falcons) said on his Twitter page that he has signed with the Arizona Cardinals. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

FS | Reggie Smith | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers signed free-agent FS Reggie Smith (49ers) to an undisclosed deal Wednesday, April 4.

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