Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 24, 2012 @ 09:40:10 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Mark Brunell | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB Mark Brunell (Jets) said he has no plans to retire this season and is hoping to sign with a team before training camps begin.

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
The New York Jets have told QB Tim Tebow that they will use him in a variety of roles, including the punt protector on special teams.

QB | Ryan Tannehill | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, April 23, that he is impressed with Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill after seeing him work out in College Station, Tex. back in March.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QBs Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker both acknowledged they will be competing for the starting quarterback job during training camp but they are only focused on getting better this offseason and believe that the best quarterback will win the competition.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Draft
Denver Broncos executive vice president of player personnel John Elway said QB Peyton Manning will not have any say as to who the team will take in the 2012 NFL Draft.


Running Back

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson said he will be working hard this offseason in order to play better than he did last season. He said his contract situation, the lack of an offseason and working with new coaches were factors in his decreased production last season. He said he hopes to take part in a majority of the offseason workouts.

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson said he is completely healthy from the broken leg he suffered last season. He said he has been working out this offseason and has been medically cleared to practice.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jerome Simpson | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Jerome Simpson (Bengals) will be suspended three games under the league's substance abuse policy, according to an NFL source.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Washington Redskins plan is to use WR Pierre Garcon and WR Leonard Hankerson as their starters in 2012.

WR | Leonard Hankerson | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Washington Redskins plan is to use WR Pierre Garcon and WR Leonard Hankerson as their starters in 2012.

WR | Kendall Wright | NFL Draft Prospect | Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams conducted a private workout with Baylor WR Kendall Wright this past weekend.

WR | Michael Floyd | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams conducted a private workout with Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd this past weekend.

WR | Justin Blackmon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams conducted a private workout with Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon this past weekend.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team is still interested in signing restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace to a long-term contract.


Tight End

TE | Dwayne Allen | NFL Draft Prospect | Free Agents
The New York Giants met with Clemson TE Dwayne Allen earlier this offseason.

TE | Coby Fleener | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Stanford TE Coby Fleener could be one of the prospects the San Francisco 49ers consider selecting in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.


Place Kicker

PK | John Kasay | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have re-signed free-agent PK John Kasay to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

PK | Neil Rackers | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins met with free-agent PK Neil Rackers (Texans) Monday, April 23.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Kraig Urbik | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Free Agents
Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent OGs Kraig Urbik and Chad Rinehart have signed their one-year tender offers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

OT | Matt Kalil | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could consider taking Southern California OT Matt Kalil if he is available when they pick in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

OT | Chad Clifton | Free Agent | Transaction
The Green Bay Packers have officially released OT Chad Clifton.


Guard

OG | Chad Rinehart | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Free Agents
Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent OGs Kraig Urbik and Chad Rinehart have signed their one-year tender offers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

OG | Kevin Zeitler | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Wisconsin OG Kevin Zeitler is receiving interest from teams in the bottom part of the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Zeitler may have the ability to play some offensive tackle in the NFL.


Offensive Line

OL | Cordy Glenn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Arizona Cardinals may consider taking University of Georgia OL Cordy Glenn in the first-round of the 2012 NFL Draft.


Defensive Line

DL | Ty Warren | Denver Broncos | Draft
Denver Broncos executive vice president of player personnel John Elway said the team does not need to take a defensive tackle in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft because they are content with the ones they have on the roster. "We don't feel as bad about our tackles as everybody else does," Elway said. "I think that we feel OK there and [DT Ty Warren] will be back coming off an injury and [DT Kevin Vickerson] is coming back and then we have some young guys in there where we feel like we'll be OK. It's not nearly the need in our minds that people think it is."

DL | Kevin Vickerson | Denver Broncos | Draft
Denver Broncos executive vice president of player personnel John Elway said the team does not need to take a defensive tackle in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft because they are content with the ones they have on the roster. "We don't feel as bad about our tackles as everybody else does," Elway said. "I think that we feel OK there and [DT Ty Warren] will be back coming off an injury and [DT Kevin Vickerson] is coming back and then we have some young guys in there where we feel like we'll be OK. It's not nearly the need in our minds that people think it is."

DL | Aubrayo Franklin | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons met with free-agent DT Aubrayo Franklin (Saints) Monday, April 23.

DL | Phillip Merling | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins waived DL Phillip Merling Monday, April 23.


Defensive End

DE | Shea McClellin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots worked out Boise State DE Shea McClellin earlier this offseason and have interest in him.


Linebacker

LB | Barrett Ruud | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB Barrett Ruud (groin, knee, shoulder) is projected to be the team's starting middle linebacker, but he is not healthy, according to head coach Pete Carroll. "He is working out, and he's doing a lot of stuff," Carroll said. "But we're going to be very careful with him in bringing him back."

LB | Erik Walden | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers have re-signed free-agent LB Erik Walden. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

LB | Ernie Sims | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins worked out free-agent LBs Ernie Sims (Colts) and Omar Gaither (Panthers) Monday, April 23.

LB | Omar Gaither | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins worked out free-agent LBs Ernie Sims (Colts) and Omar Gaither (Panthers) Monday, April 23.

LB | Shawne Merriman | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') is not putting a timetable on when he will be fully recovered from his Achilles' injury. He is able to do all of the conditioning drills but is not sure when he will be medically cleared to return to practice.

LB | Melvin Ingram | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Carolina Panthers likely would not draft South Carolina DE Melvin Ingram if he was available because they believe he is better suited as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defensive alignment.

LB | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys franchise free-agent LB Anthony Spencer has signed his one-year tender offer and will make $8.856 million this season.

LB | Bryan Kehl | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Washington Redskins announced Monday, April 23, they have signed free-agent LB Bryan Kehl (Rams). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kehl could compete for playing time at inside linebacker and special teams.


Cornerback

CB | Brent Grimes | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction
Atlanta Falcons franchise free-agent CB Brent Grimes signed his one-year franchise tender Tuesday, April 24. Financial terms weren't given.

CB | Stephon Gilmore | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins may consider taking South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore with their first-round choice in the 2012 NFL Draft.


Strong Safety

SS | Mark Barron | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The San Diego Chargers have strong interest in Alabama SS Mark Barron, and they have discussed potentially trading up for him.


Free Safety

FS | Michael Griffin | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents
Tennessee Titans franchise free-agent FS Michael Griffin is not planning on signing his tender offer until July. Griffin has signed an injury waiver to participate in offseason workouts.

FS | Darcel McBath | Free Agent | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived FS Darcel McBath.

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