Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 18, 2012 @ 10:34:21 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ryan Tannehill | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Seattle Seahawks will select Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill in the NFL Draft if he is still on the board at No. 12.

QB | Kellen Clemens | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have re-signed free-agent QB Kellen Clemens to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets OG Matt Slauson said the team will essentially have two different offenses this year with QBs Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow being mixed in. Sanchez will be the starter, but the team plans to use Tebow as an H-back, fullback and running back. Tebow will also be used as the "personal protector" on the punt team. "You guys will be really surprised by what Mark's going to do this year," Slauson said. "The way we're going to be running things plays right into Mark's strengths, running the ball. It'll be very similar to what we did in Rex's first two years, very much a style like that - heavy run, heavy play action and whipping out a deep ball every now and again. That's all the stuff Mark does really well."

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets OG Matt Slauson said the team will essentially have two different offenses this year with QBs Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow being mixed in. Sanchez will be the starter, but the team plans to use Tebow as an H-back, fullback and running back. Tebow will also be used as the "personal protector" on the punt team. "You guys will be really surprised by what Mark's going to do this year," Slauson said. "The way we're going to be running things plays right into Mark's strengths, running the ball. It'll be very similar to what we did in Rex's first two years, very much a style like that - heavy run, heavy play action and whipping out a deep ball every now and again. That's all the stuff Mark does really well."


Running Back

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he is planning to use RB Darren McFadden a little differently this season to get the most production out of him. "We're looking forward to finding different ways of using him and kind of exploiting his talents," Allen said.

RB | LeGarrette Blount | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount was present for the team's voluntary offseason workout Tuesday, April 17.

RB | Ryan Grant | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent RB Ryan Grant (Packers) could land with a new team as early as this week, according to his agent. The Green Bay Packers are not one of the teams that is negotiating with Grant.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew did not attend the start of the team's offseason workouts Tuesday, April 17, and it's believed that the reason is contract related. He currently has two years left on his deal that makes him the eighth highest paid rusher in the league despite being the league's leading rusher in 2011.


Wide Receiver

WR | Stephen Hill | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens may consider taking a wide receiver in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft if there is one available they like. Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill and Louisiana State WR Rueben Randle could be options if they take a wide receiver.

WR | Rueben Randle | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens may consider taking a wide receiver in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft if there is one available they like. Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill and Louisiana State WR Rueben Randle could be options if they take a wide receiver.

WR | Greg Childs | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with University of Arkansas WR Greg Childs, University of Colorado WR Toney Clemons, University of Cincinnati TE Adrien Robinson and Southern Methodist OL Kelvin Beachum Wednesday, April 18.

WR | Justin Blackmon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings are strongly debating between Louisiana State CB Morris Claiborne, Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon, Southern California OT Ryan Kalil and even Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd as to who they will select with the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft.

WR | Max Komar | Free Agent | Transaction
The Chicago Bears released WR Max Komar Tuesday, April 17. The played posted the information on his official Twitter page.

WR | Jordan Norwood | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
Cleveland Browns WR Jordan Norwood signed his tender as an exclusive-rights player Tuesday, April 17, and he'll make a base salary of $465,000 in 2012.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has been impressed with WR Eric Decker during offseason workouts and called him the "veteran" of the receiving core. Manning and the coaching staff are coming up with ways to move Decker around in order to use him in multiple ways this year.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (pinkie) had surgery on his left pinkie last month to remove a pin that was put in there when he shattered his finger last September. Thomas has not been working out with QB Peyton Manning like WR Eric Decker has this offseason.


Place Kicker

PK | Neil Rackers | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent PK Neil Rackers (Texans) has signed with ProStar Sports Agency.

PK | Connor Barth | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Connor Barth was a no-show at the team's voluntary minicamp Tuesday, April 17. The team's designated franchise player remains unsigned.

PK | Kai Forbath | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed PK Kai Forbath off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday, April 17.


Guard

OG | Chilo Rachal | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with free-agent OG Chilo Rachal (49ers) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Offensive Line

OL | Cordy Glenn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills believes University of Georgia OL Cordy Glenn can play left tackle in NFL and produce at a high level.


Defensive Line

DL | Terrance Knighton | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Terrance Knighton (eye) can now see out of his injured eye. He had eye surgery, and he is expected to miss "at least" the next three months, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Dontari Poe | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with Memphis DT Dontari Poe Wednesday, April 18.


Linebacker

LB | Rocky McIntosh | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB Rocky McIntosh (Redskins) will visit the Chicago Bears this week.

LB | Dont'a Hightower | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Giants had a pre-draft visit with Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower Tuesday, April 17.

LB | Quincy Black | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Quincy Black lined up at middle linebacker as was making the defensive calls during the team's first defensive drill Tuesday, April 17. LBs Adam Hayward and Mason Foster lined up as outside linebackers. However, head coach Greg Schiano said nothing is permanent yet.


Cornerback

CB | Janoris Jenkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins said teams that skip over him in the NFL Draft will regret it. Jenkins said he is someone that has made mistakes in the past; however, he is also a good person.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles have been shopping CB Asante Samuel around the league prior to the NFL Draft, according to a league source.

CB | Morris Claiborne | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings are strongly debating between Louisiana State CB Morris Claiborne, Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon, Southern California OT Ryan Kalil and even Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd as to who they will select with the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft.


Strong Safety

SS | Mark Barron | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys could look to select Alabama S Mark Barron in the NFL Draft. The team may even attempt to trade up from the No. 14 overall pick to ensure getting Barron.

SS | Eric Berry | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (knee) is suggesting that the Buffalo Bills put a bounty on him in the season opener last year when he suffered a season-ending knee injury. "Sometimes I sit n wonder if they had a bounty out on me ... oh well ... who cares. Either way u can't hold me down," Berry tweeted last month.


Free Safety

FS | Nick Collins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
The Green Bay Packers will not meet with FS Nick Collins (neck) to determine his future until after the NFL Draft, according to his agent, Alan Herman. Collins hasn't received all the medical advice he needs to make a decision about whether to continue playing football following the single-fusion surgery on his neck last September. "All the opinions aren't in, and I think he's getting another opinion," Herman said. "That doctor was not available. He was on vacation, so I'm hopeful soon. But I think he's got another meeting with one of the doctors."

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