Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 19, 2012 @ 09:20:11 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Andrew Luck | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Although the Indianapolis Colts have reportedly informed Stanford QB Andrew Luck they will take him in the NFL Draft, it will be very difficult for the team and Luck to secure a contract agreement prior to the draft. The rookie pool numbers won't be known until after the draft, so allocating the exact contract figures and negotiating a contract would be "quite difficult," according to a source who would be involved in the process.

QB | Robert Griffin III | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Washington Redskins will select Baylor QB Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft, according to league sources, after the Indianapolis Colts reportedly informed Stanford QB Andrew Luck he will be their pick at No. 1.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB Donovan McNabb (Vikings) said he'd "absolutely" vote for himself to be in the Hall of Fame despite not winning a Super Bowl. "What happens a lot of times is we look at what the list says, so we talk about the five NFC Championship Games, the six Pro Bowls and then we come to the end, 'Well, he never won the big game,'" McNabb said. "Well, Peyton never won the big game until he won the Super Bowl. Dan Marino never won the big game. Does that mean his career is a failure? No, not at all."

QB | Dennis Dixon | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens worked out free-agent QBs Dennis Dixon (Steelers) and Curtis Painter (Colts) Wednesday, April 18.

QB | Curtis Painter | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens worked out free-agent QBs Dennis Dixon (Steelers) and Curtis Painter (Colts) Wednesday, April 18.

QB | Kyle Boller | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent QB Kyle Boller (Raiders) worked out for the Baltimore Ravens, his former team, Wednesday, April 18.

QB | Kellen Clemens | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the one-year contract signed by St. Louis Rams QB Kellen Clemens is worth $710,000, including a $10,000 bonus. His cap figure is $550,000 under minimum salary benefit.


Running Back

RB | Trent Richardson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said it "wouldn't affect us that much" if the Minnesota Vikings traded their No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft because the Browns would be happy with several players at No. 4. Heckert didn't indicate who he'll take, but he has praised Alabama RB Trent Richardson and Louisiana State CB Morris Claiborne. The Browns also worked out Southern California OT Matt Kalil twice.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Draft
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson said he would have no issue if the team selects Alabama RB Trent Richardson in the NFL Draft. "The Rams are going to do what's best for the Rams," Jackson said. "I understand that. It's a business."

RB | Cedric Benson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Cedric Benson (Bengals) said he has not met with any teams about the possibility of signing with them. He said he expects to be part of a two-back rotation when he does sign with a team.

RB | Bryce Brown | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions met with Kansas State RB Bryce Brown, University of Illinois WR A.J. Jenkins, Nevada WR Rishard Matthews and Marshall DE Vinny Curry Wednesday, April 18.

RB | Lamar Miller | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions met with University of Miami RB Lamar Miller Wednesday, April 18.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson plans on participating in the offseason workouts but may miss the first day. There is a clause in his contract that requires him to participate in the majority of the workouts or lose $250,000.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
With Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace facing a Friday, April 20, deadline to sign an offer sheet with another team, it now is expected that he will return to the Steelers for the 2012 season, according to league sources. No team has made a significant run yet at Wallace, and it is not expected that one will.

WR | Marvin McNutt | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Iowa WR Marvin McNutt had a private workout with the St. Louis Rams Wednesday, April 18, according to a league source. The all-time leading receiver for Iowa has previously met with the Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins.

WR | A.J. Jenkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions met with Kansas State RB Bryce Brown, University of Illinois WR A.J. Jenkins, Nevada WR Rishard Matthews and Marshall DE Vinny Curry Wednesday, April 18.

WR | Rishard Matthews | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions met with Kansas State RB Bryce Brown, University of Illinois WR A.J. Jenkins, Nevada WR Rishard Matthews and Marshall DE Vinny Curry Wednesday, April 18.

WR | Taylor Price | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Taylor Price (foot) will sit out the rest of the offseason because of a stress fracture in his foot.

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.


Tight End

TE | Adrien Robinson | 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.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Mike X. Adams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ohio State OT Mike X. Adams tested positive for marijuana at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, according to league sources, but has been upfront with teams since learning of the result and might not slip that much in the NFL Draft because of it. Interested teams have been in close contact with Adams, and have been impressed that he has already completed counseling. The positive result will make him a moderate risk, and could result in him sliding to the second round of the draft.

OT | Matt Kalil | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said it "wouldn't affect us that much" if the Minnesota Vikings traded their No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft because the Browns would be happy with several players at No. 4. Heckert didn't indicate who he'll take, but he has praised Alabama RB Trent Richardson and Louisiana State CB Morris Claiborne. The Browns also worked out Southern California OT Matt Kalil twice.

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (back) is taking part in offseason workouts and has been rehab from back surgery he had earlier this offseason. It appears the team will give Clifton the chance to win a starting job during training camp.


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 | Marvin Austin | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Marvin Austin (pectoral) said he has been medically cleared and feels strong following surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. Austin has not played football since 2009 because of an NCAA suspension in 2010 and then last year's injury.

DL | Gerald McCoy | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Gerald McCoy (biceps) said he will be ready for the start of the 2012 season. "I'm feeling good. I'll be 100 percent ... I've basically locked myself in the gym (during the offseason)," McCoy said.

DL | Fletcher Cox | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Denver Broncos could trade their first-round pick, No. 25 overall, in the NFL Draft if Louisiana State DL Michael Brockers or Mississippi State DL Fletcher Cox are off the board. At that point, Denver could trade down to get another second-round pick or a later first-round pick. The Broncos need to find a defensive tackle early, but they also could use players at other positions.

DL | Tim Fugger | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Vanderbilt DL Tim Fugger visited with the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans, according to a league source. Fugger posted a 40-yard dash time in the 4.5-4.6-second range at his campus Pro Day workout, and he bench-pressed 225 pounds 29 times. Fugger also had a 9-foot-7 broad jump with a 4.20 short shuttle and 7.0 three-cone drill time.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Michael Brockers | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Denver Broncos could trade their first-round pick, No. 25 overall, in the NFL Draft if Louisiana State DL Michael Brockers or Mississippi State DL Fletcher Cox are off the board. At that point, Denver could trade down to get another second-round pick or a later first-round pick. The Broncos need to find a defensive tackle early, but they also could use players at other positions.

DT | Dontari Poe | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Kansas City Chiefs could target Memphis DL Dontari Poe in the NFL Draft if they remain with the No. 11 pick.


Defensive End

DE | Quinton Coples | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
North Carolina DL Quinton Coples is considered a top-10 talent in the NFL Draft; however, there are questions about his motor, so he could fall into the teens, according to a league personnel executive.

DE | Vinny Curry | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions met with Kansas State RB Bryce Brown, University of Illinois WR A.J. Jenkins, Nevada WR Rishard Matthews and Marshall DE Vinny Curry Wednesday, April 18.


Linebacker

LB | Luke Kuechly | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Kansas City Chiefs could target Boston College LB Luke Kuechly in the NFL Draft should they remain with the No. 11 pick.

LB | Gary Guyton | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the one-year contract signed by Miami Dolphins LB Gary Guyton is a one-year deal worth $765,000, including a $45,000 bonus, and $20,000 workout bonus. Under minimum salary benefit, Guyton's salary-cap figure is $605,000.

LB | Rocky McIntosh | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears worked out free-agent LBs Zac Diles (Buccaneers), Bryan Kehl (Rams) and Rocky McIntosh (Redskins) Tuesday, April 17, per league sources.

LB | Zac Diles | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears worked out free-agent LBs Zac Diles (Buccaneers), Bryan Kehl (Rams) and Rocky McIntosh (Redskins) Tuesday, April 17, per league sources.

LB | Gerris Wilkinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears worked out free-agent LB Gerris Wilkinson (Giants) Wednesday, April 18.

LB | Geno Hayes | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears had free-agent LB Geno Hayes (Buccaneers) in for a workout Wednesday, April 18.

LB | Melvin Ingram | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Chicago Bears are meeting with South Carolina DE Melvin Ingram Wednesday, April 18.


Cornerback

CB | Morris Claiborne | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said it "wouldn't affect us that much" if the Minnesota Vikings traded their No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft because the Browns would be happy with several players at No. 4. Heckert didn't indicate who he'll take, but he has praised Alabama RB Trent Richardson and Louisiana State CB Morris Claiborne. The Browns also worked out Southern California OT Matt Kalil twice.

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (foot) said it wasn't until late last season that he felt close to 100 percent, and he expects to be ready for training camp after receiving an injection to his foot.


Safety

S | Michael Thomas | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Stanford S Michael Thomas worked out for the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, April 18, according to a league source. Thomas ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout, while registering a 4.08 short shuttle, and 38-inch vertical leap with a 10-foot-4 broad jump.


Strong Safety

SS | Chad Jones | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Chad Jones (leg) said the biggest challenge facing him right now is conditioning. Jones is with the team during offseason workouts, although he has not been cleared for activities yet. Jones continues to rehab.

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