Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 11, 2012 @ 10:28:47 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez and WR Santonio Holmes are working out together in Orlando. They are working with longtime trainer Tom Shaw, spending the week training and throwing together. TE Dustin Keller and WR Patrick Turner are also there, and RB Joe McKnight might join the group later in the week.


Running Back

RB | Joe McKnight | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez and WR Santonio Holmes are working out together in Orlando. They are working with longtime trainer Tom Shaw, spending the week training and throwing together. TE Dustin Keller and WR Patrick Turner are also there, and RB Joe McKnight might join the group later in the week.


Wide Receiver

WR | Marvin McNutt | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Iowa WR Marvin McNutt has met with the Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez and WR Santonio Holmes are working out together in Orlando. They are working with longtime trainer Tom Shaw, spending the week training and throwing together. TE Dustin Keller and WR Patrick Turner are also there, and RB Joe McKnight might join the group later in the week.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith wants to spend the rest of his career with the team. "I'm pretty much committed to living the next 11 years here in Charlotte," Smith said in a press conference. Smith's deal reportedly guarantees him around $18 million.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (shoulder) has delayed his surgery to remove bone spurs from his shoulder in order "to support my family through emergency." Harvin said he'll have the surgery soon, but no date has been set.


Tight End

TE | Jake Ballard | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants TE Jake Ballard (knee) had to undergo microfracture surgery to repair cartilage in addition to his surgery to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament this offseason. He knows he is facing a tough rehab but hopes to return to the team by Week 9.

TE | Ladarius Green | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New Orleans Saints held a private workout with Louisiana-Lafayette TE Ladarius Green.

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez and WR Santonio Holmes are working out together in Orlando. They are working with longtime trainer Tom Shaw, spending the week training and throwing together. TE Dustin Keller and WR Patrick Turner are also there, and RB Joe McKnight might join the group later in the week.

TE | Leonard Pope | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Leonard Pope will battle with TEs Weslye Saunders and David Johnson for the backup tight end job to TE Heath Miller.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Dennis Roland | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed OT Dennis Roland to an undisclosed deal Wednesday, April 11.

OT | Mike X. Adams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ohio State OT Mike X. Adams had a pre-draft visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, April 10, according to a league source.

OT | Lydon Murtha | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins signed OT Lydon Murtha to his restricted free agent tender Tuesday, April 10.


Defensive Line

DL | Justin Bannan | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents
The Denver Broncos have signed free-agent DT Justin Bannan (Rams). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Injury, Free Agents
Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand said franchise free-agent DE Cliff Avril could participate in offseason workouts if he is willing to sign an injury waiver that would protect the team.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys could have interest in taking Memphis DT Dontari Poe if he is available in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft because it would allow them to move DT Jay Ratliff to defensive end.

DL | Phillip Merling | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins signed DL Phillip Merling to his restricted free agent tender Tuesday, April 10.

DL | Aubrayo Franklin | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DL Aubrayo Franklin (Saints) is visiting with the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday, April 10.

DL | Terrance Knighton | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars DT Terrance Knighton (eye), who injured his eye in an incident outside a Jacksonville nightclub Sunday, April 8, "repeatedly made threats to shoot people," according to a police officer. Knighton could face discipline. Knighton reportedly was hit in the face with a bottle of liquor and didn't start the altercation.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Dontari Poe | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys could have interest in taking Memphis DT Dontari Poe if he is available in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft because it would allow them to move DT Jay Ratliff to defensive end.

DT | Michael Brockers | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are scheduled to host Louisiana State DL Michael Brockers for a pre-draft visit Wednesday, April 11, according to a league source.


Defensive End

DE | Nick Perry | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers visited with Southern California DL Nick Perry Tuesday, April 10, according to a league source.

DE | Chandler Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Syracuse DL Chandler Jones has had pre-draft visits with the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a league source.


Linebacker

LB | DeAndre Levy | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
Detroit Lions restricted free-agent LB DeAndre Levy will sign his tender offer in time to participate in the start of offseason workouts.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (knee) said his knee feels good at this point and will take it easy this offseason to make sure he is ready for training camp.

LB | Bryan Kehl | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins met with free-agent DL Bryan Kehl (Rams) Tuesday, April 10.

LB | Gary Guyton | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB Gary Guyton (Patriots) visited with the Miami Dolphins, Tuesday, April 10.

LB | Quentin Groves | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins visited with free-agent DL Quentin Groves (Raiders) Tuesday, April 10.

LB | Jonathan Goff | New York Giants | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins visited with free-agent DL Jonathan Goff (Giants) Tuesday, April 10.

LB | Marvin Mitchell | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday, April 10, that they have signed free-agent LB Marvin Mitchell (Dolphins) to an undisclosed deal.


Cornerback

CB | Terence Newman | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals agreed to an undisclosed deal with free-agent CB Terence Newman (Cowboys) Wednesday, April 11.

CB | Keith Tandy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers have held a private workout with West Virginia CB Keith Tandy.

CB | Leigh Torrence | Washington Redskins | Transaction
The Washington Redskins signed free-agent CB Leigh Torrence (Saints) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, April 10.


Free Safety

FS | Nick Collins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers FS Nick Collins (neck) has expressed his desire to continue his playing career but will have to convince general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy that he will be healthy enough to return. Thompson and McCarthy indicated they would rather see Collins retire than risk a greater injury.

FS | Tanard Jackson | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Free-agent S Tanard Jackson (shoulder), who was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, April 10, isn't fully recovered from shoulder surgery three months ago, according to his agent, Peter Schaffer. Schaffer said that Jackson will be 100 percent healthy in time for offseason workouts, though.

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