Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 12, 2012 @ 10:00:35 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Vince Young | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB Vince Young (Eagles) said he would like to play for the Houston Texans, his hometown team. "I would love to play at home. That would be a dream come true and anything I can do to help out with the team," Young said. However, Young added he "definitely" sees himself as a starter in the league and would be happy to compete for a job.

QB | Kevin O'Connell | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB Kevin O'Connell (Jets) worked out for the Seattle Seahawks.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker said there is no question QB Peyton Manning's (neck) arm strength is good enough to start in the NFL. Decker added he hasn't seen anything in workouts that would lead him to believe Manning's arm strength has decreased due to four procedures on his neck. "The guy's still throwing the ball a long time, throwing it great, hitting you in the right spot," Decker said. "He's such a perfectionist. If he hits you in the belly button, he gets mad at himself for not hitting you in the chest. It's unbelievable to be around a guy who has those standards for himself."

QB | Ryan Tannehill | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Former Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian believes the Miami Dolphins risk losing out on Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill in the NFL Draft unless they make a bold move to acquire the No. 3 overall pick from the Minnesota Vikings. "The most likely competition for Tannehill is the Cleveland Browns at No. 4 overall. That means, in order to assure themselves of selecting Tannehill, the Dolphins would need to move up to the No. 3 pick in a trade with the Vikings," Polian said.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck will be on a short leash with the team this upcoming season. In fact, QB Jake Locker may very well beat out Hasselbeck in training camp for the team's starting quarterback job.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck will be on a short leash with the team this upcoming season. In fact, QB Jake Locker may very well beat out Hasselbeck in training camp for the team's starting quarterback job.


Running Back

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are considering Alabama RB Trent Richardson with the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Head coach Jeff Fisher said he was not opposed to taking a running back, even with RB Steven Jackson on the roster. "I haven't devalued the running back position," Fisher said. "You're talking to the wrong person. I want as many of them on the roster as you can get."

RB | Trent Richardson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are considering Alabama RB Trent Richardson with the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Head coach Jeff Fisher said he was not opposed to taking a running back, even with RB Steven Jackson on the roster. "I haven't devalued the running back position," Fisher said. "You're talking to the wrong person. I want as many of them on the roster as you can get."

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said RB Darren McFadden (foot) will be ready for the start of offseason workouts but may not do much so he can rest for training camp.

RB | Toby Gerhart | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (knee) said he is near the end of his rehab from a torn medial collateral ligament and plans to fully participate in all of the offseason workouts.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
Chicago Bears franchise free-agent RB Matt Forte will not sign anything but a long-term deal and that he won't be in Chicago until he signs that deal.


Fullback

FB | Jacob Hester | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent FB Jacob Hester (Chargers) visited the Seattle Seahawks.

FB | Ahmard Hall | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins met with free-agent FB Ahmard Hall (Titans) Wednesday, April 11.


Wide Receiver

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Draft, Free Agents
There's been no movement toward a new contract between the New England Patriots and franchise free-agent WR Wes Welker. Welker has expressed an interest in staying in New England long-term. The team has been candid about wanting to keep him. At this point, though, there have been no talks or progress, and there likely won't be any until after the NFL Draft.

WR | Brian Quick | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Houston Texans may consider selecting Appalachian State WR Brian Quick with their first-round pick, No. 26 overall, in the NFL Draft.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker said there is no question QB Peyton Manning's (neck) arm strength is good enough to start in the NFL. Decker added he hasn't seen anything in workouts that would lead him to believe Manning's arm strength has decreased due to four procedures on his neck. "The guy's still throwing the ball a long time, throwing it great, hitting you in the right spot," Decker said. "He's such a perfectionist. If he hits you in the belly button, he gets mad at himself for not hitting you in the chest. It's unbelievable to be around a guy who has those standards for himself."

WR | Michael Floyd | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State DL Michael Brockers, Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd and Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick each visited with the St. Louis Rams Wednesday, April 11. None of the three are expected to be taken by the Rams if they keep the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL Draft, but all three might be in play if they elect to trade down.

WR | Damaris Johnson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles conducted a private workout with Tulsa WR Damaris Johnson Wednesday, April 11.

WR | Mohamed Sanu | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Giants worked out University of Tennessee QB Matt Simms and Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu Wednesday, April 11.

WR | David Douglas | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions met with University of Arizona WR David Douglas and Harvard OT Kevin Murphy Wednesday, April 11.

WR | Stephen Hill | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles have met with Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill this offseason.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with free-agent WR Jerricho Cotchery on a two-year deal, according to a source. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Trai Essex | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed free-agent OT Trai Essex Thursday, April 12. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OT | Kevin Murphy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions met with University of Arizona WR David Douglas and Harvard OT Kevin Murphy Wednesday, April 11.

OT | Sean Locklear | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants have signed free-agent OT Sean Locklear (Redskins). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OT | Jonathan Martin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets have met with Stanford OT Jonathan Martin this offseason.

OT | Donald Stephenson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Washington Redskins was meeting with University of Oklahoma OT Donald Stephenson Wednesday, April 11.

OT | Matt Kalil | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are scheduled to meet with Southern California OT Matt Kalil Thursday, April 12.


Guard

OG | Brandon Brooks | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Green Bay Packers have already had a pre-draft visit with Miami-Ohio OG Brandon Brooks, according to a league source.

OG | Jake Scott | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OG Jake Scott (Titans) is receiving interest in the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens.


Offensive Line

OL | Cordy Glenn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns have conducted a private workout with University of Georgia OL Cordy Glenn.

OL | Ronald Leary | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Memphis OG Ronald Leary is scheduled to visit the St. Louis Rams prior to the NFL Draft.


Defensive Line

DL | Trevor Laws | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free-agent DL Trevor Laws (Eagles), a league source confirmed Wednesday, April 11.

DL | Jarvis Jenkins | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins (knee) has been cleared to return to practice after recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

DL | Kenyon Coleman | Dallas Cowboys | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys could consider releasing DE Kenyon Coleman or DE Marcus Spears if they draft a defensive linemen in one of the early rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft.

DL | Marcus Spears | Dallas Cowboys | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys could consider releasing DE Kenyon Coleman or DE Marcus Spears if they draft a defensive linemen in one of the early rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft.

DL | Vonnie Holliday | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals could show interest in re-signing free-agent DL Vonnie Holliday and LB Clark Haggans later this offseason.

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.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Michael Brockers | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State DL Michael Brockers, Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd and Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick each visited with the St. Louis Rams Wednesday, April 11. None of the three are expected to be taken by the Rams if they keep the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL Draft, but all three might be in play if they elect to trade down.

DT | Jerel Worthy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy said he has met with the Carolina Panthers this offseason.


Defensive End

DE | Whitney Mercilus | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions met with University of Illinois DE Whitney Mercilus Monday, April 9.


Linebacker

LB | Melvin Ingram | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tennessee Titans recently met with South Carolina DE Melvin Ingram.

LB | Jonathan Goff | New York Giants | Free Agents
The New York Giants likely will not be interested in re-signing free-agent LB Jonathan Goff at this point because they acquired LB Keith Rivers.

LB | Clark Haggans | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals could show interest in re-signing free-agent DL Vonnie Holliday and LB Clark Haggans later this offseason.

LB | Keith Rivers | New York Giants | Transaction
The New York Giants have acquired LB Keith Rivers from the Cincinnati Bengals for a 2012 fifth-round draft choice.

LB | Barrett Ruud | Seattle Seahawks | Draft
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said LB Barrett Ruud is considered the team's starting middle linebacker at this point but it will not prevent the team from taking a middle linebacker in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Transaction
The Chicago Bears have signed LB Lance Briggs to a one-year extension. Financial terms were not disclosed. His contract now runs through the 2014 season.


Cornerback

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State DL Michael Brockers, Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd and Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick each visited with the St. Louis Rams Wednesday, April 11. None of the three are expected to be taken by the Rams if they keep the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL Draft, but all three might be in play if they elect to trade down.

CB | Antwaun Molden | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent CB Antwaun Molden (Patriots) agreed to terms with the New York Giants Wednesday, April 11. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

CB | Walter Thurmond | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said CB Walter Thurmond (ankle, leg) suffered a setback in his rehab. Thurmond may start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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