Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 16, 2012 @ 09:52:46 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Charlie Batch | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Monday, April 16, they have re-signed free-agent QB Charlie Batch to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

QB | Andy Dalton | Cincinnati Bengals | Draft
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton would not be opposed to seeing another playmaker injected into the team's receiver rotation, whether through the NFL Draft or elsewhere. "I think there's a lot of guys here that were pushing for playing time last year," Dalton said. "But I think if we can get another one, that would be great. We feel we've got a lot of weapons now, but if we can add another skill guy, that would really help us out."

QB | Ryan Tannehill | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
If Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill were to slip out of the top 10 picks in the NFL Draft, look for the Seattle Seahawks to take him with the No. 12 pick. The Seahawks want Tannehill, even if they just recently signed QB Matt Flynn. Head coach Pete Carroll fell in love with Tannehill during his workout.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints franchise free-agent QB Drew Brees is not expected to attend the start of the team's voluntary workouts Monday, April 16, according to league sources.

QB | Kirk Cousins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles could consider taking Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins or Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft if they want to take a quarterback early in the draft.

QB | Brandon Weeden | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles could consider taking Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins or Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft if they want to take a quarterback early in the draft.


Running Back

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Draft
The St. Louis Rams would presumably either trade or release RB Steven Jackson if they select Alabama RB Trent Richardson in the NFL Draft. The team will not pay Jackson $7 million in 2012 to share the job with a player certain to eclipse him soon. Head coach Jeff Fisher reportedly loves Richardson.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
Chicago Bears franchise free-agent RB Matt Forte is not expected to attend the start of the team's voluntary workouts Monday, April 16, according to league sources.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens franchise free-agent RB Ray Rice is not expected to attend the start of the team's voluntary workouts Monday, April 16, according to league sources.

RB | Cyrus Gray | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Texas A&M RB Cyrus Gray had a private workout with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Gray is projected as a third-round target in the NFL Draft.

RB | LaMichael James | NFL Draft Prospect | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams are scheduled to meet with University of Oregon RB LaMichael James Monday, April 16.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agents
Kansas City Chiefs franchise free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe is not expected to attend the start of the team's offseason program.

WR | Justin Blackmon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert reportedly loves Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon and that would be his pick with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft; however, president Mike Holmgren is still trying to decide with finality if Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill is the franchise quarterback worth taking.

WR | Mohamed Sanu | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu has visited with the Cincinnati Bengals, and he has worked out for both the New York Giants and New York Jets. "I'm excited," Sanu said. "It's going pretty good. I just want to find out where I'm going to end up."

WR | Stephen Hill | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns do not appear to have a lot of interest in Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill and likely will not consider him if he is available when they use their second first-round draft choice.

WR | Kyle Williams | San Francisco 49ers | Draft
San Francisco 49ers WR Kyle Williams may have to compete for a roster spot during training camp if the team takes a wide receiver in one of the first four rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft.

WR | Jerome Simpson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams remain interested in free-agent WR Jerome Simpson (Bengals) even though he is expected to receive a suspension for his guilty plea in a marijuana case. Three or four other teams are believed to be interested in Simpson.

WR | Lee Evans | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars will sign free-agent WR Lee Evans (Ravens) to a one-year contract.

WR | Chris Givens | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams met Wake Forest WR Chris Givens and Appalachian State WR Brian Quick Friday, April 13.

WR | Brian Quick | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams met Wake Forest WR Chris Givens and Appalachian State WR Brian Quick Friday, April 13.


Tight End

TE | Les Brown | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have signed street free-agent TE Les Brown to a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. Brown played basketball during college and has not played football since high school.

TE | Ladarius Green | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers are scheduled to meet with Louisiana-Lafayette TE Ladarius Green Monday, April 16.

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) said he expects his injured ankle to be 100 percent within the next two weeks.


Offensive Tackle

OT | T.J. Lang | Green Bay Packers | Draft
The Green Bay Packers may look to select an offensive guard during the 2012 NFL Draft because OG T.J. Lang is scheduled to be a free agent after this season and the team likely will not want to have two highly paid offensive guards. The Packers signed OG Josh Sitton to a $35 million contract before last season.

OT | Corey Hilliard | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
Detroit Lions restricted free-agent OT Corey Hilliard intends to sign his tender and participate in the start of offseason workouts.


Guard

OG | Kelechi Osemele | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Iowa State OG Kelechi Osemele recently visited with the St. Louis Rams, according to a league source.

OG | Eric Steinbach | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OG Eric Steinbach (Browns) would not be a starter if the he re-signs with the Cleveland Browns because the team is committed to OG Jason Pinkston and Shawn Lauvao.

OG | Amini Silatolu | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers could consider taking Midwestern State OG Amini Silatolu in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.


Defensive Line

DL | Ryan McBean | Denver Broncos | Transaction
Suspended Denver Broncos DL Ryan McBean has been notified by the team he will be released Monday, April 16.

DL | Aaron Maybin | Free Agent | Transaction
New York Jets LB Aaron Maybin said via Twitter that he has signed his tender with the team.

DL | Fletcher Cox | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Philadelphia Eagles defensive line coach Jim Washburn is believed to really like Mississippi State DT Fletcher Cox.

DL | Nate Collins | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks are meeting with free-agent DT Nate Collins (Jaguars) Sunday, April 15, and the meeting will continue Monday, April 16.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Dontari Poe | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams met with Memphis DT Dontari Poe Friday, April 13.


Defensive End

DE | Nick Perry | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots had a pre-draft visit with Southern California DL Nick Perry, according to a league source.

DE | Courtney Upshaw | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Dallas Cowboys director of player personnel Stephen Jones said the team is going to take a long look at University of Alabama DE Courtney Upshaw to see if he can play outside linebacker in the team's 3-4 defensive alignment or if he is more of a natural defensive end.

DE | Chandler Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets are showing interest in University of Alabama DE Courtney Upshaw, Syracuse DE Chandler Jones and University of Alabama SS Mark Barron as possible first-round draft choices in the 2012 NFL Draft.


Linebacker

LB | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys franchise free-agent LB Anthony Spencer is switching agents. He left Roosevelt Barnes and wiil sign with Jordan Woy, according to a source. The Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Spencer at a cost of $8.8 million. Spencer hasn't signed it because he would like a long-term deal. However, the Cowboys and Barnes were unable to reach an agreement on a new contract.

LB | Zach Brown | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
North Carolina LB Zach Brown has visited the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New York Jets and Tennessee Titans, according to a league source. Brown has also worked out for the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots.

LB | Bobby Wagner | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Utah State LB Bobby Wagner is scheduled to meet with the San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

LB | Noah Keller | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ohio LB Noah Keller said during a radio interview that he is scheduled to meet with the New England Patriots Tuesday, April 17.


Cornerback

CB | Stephon Gilmore | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Updating a previous item, South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore could go anywhere from pick No. 7 to 27 in the NFL Draft.

CB | Trumaine Johnson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Montana CB Trumaine Johnson is expected to work out for the Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs. He has already had pre-draft visits with the Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles.


Strong Safety

SS | Jerico Nelson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Arkansas SS Jerico Nelson worked out for the New Orleans Saints recently, according to a league source.

SS | Mark Barron | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets are showing interest in University of Alabama DE Courtney Upshaw, Syracuse DE Chandler Jones and University of Alabama SS Mark Barron as possible first-round draft choices in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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