Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 25, 2012 @ 09:32:57 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Dominique Davis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
East Carolina QB Dominique Davis could be selected in the sixth or seventh round of the NFL Draft.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Draft
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo said he has no issue whether the team focuses on offense or defense during the NFL Draft. "My attention is for anybody who is going to make us better," Romo said. "If it makes our defense a dominant defense, I'm all for that. If it makes our offensive line dominant, I'm all for that. If it makes anything, I think that's what you're looking for. At this position, it is just about winning, so whatever is going to help us win. I think we have some intelligent people at the top who are doing a good job with that stuff."

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints franchise free-agent QB Drew Brees and WR Marques Colston (personal) were the only players missing from the team's voluntary offseason workout program.

QB | Ryan Tannehill | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said the team has not talked specifically about taking Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill with the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL Draft. "We've talked obviously a lot," Philbin said. "We've had draft meetings. We've discussed him as an individual. We've watched his film. Obviously Mike (Sherman) has been around Ryan for a long, long time, but it wasn't like we sat around and said, 'OK, what about him at eight?'"

QB | David Garrard | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QBs David Garrard and Matt Moore split the work with the first-team offense Tuesday, April 24, in the voluntary veteran workouts in morning practice.

QB | Matt Moore | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QBs David Garrard and Matt Moore split the work with the first-team offense Tuesday, April 24, in the voluntary veteran workouts in morning practice.

QB | Rex Grossman | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Baylor QB Robert Griffin III said he will have to beat out Washington Redskins QB Rex Grossman for the starting job if he is selected by the team with the No. 2 overall selection in the NFL Draft. "Rex Grossman is the quarterback in Washington right now, and I've got to go beat him out. I've got to prove to those guys that I'm there to work and I will, it's who I am. I'll be the first one in, last one out, and it won't be a cliché with me," Griffin said.

QB | Robert Griffin III | NFL Draft Prospect | Fantasy
Baylor QB Robert Griffin III said he will have to beat out Washington Redskins QB Rex Grossman for the starting job if he is selected by the team with the No. 2 overall selection in the NFL Draft. "Rex Grossman is the quarterback in Washington right now, and I've got to go beat him out. I've got to prove to those guys that I'm there to work and I will, it's who I am. I'll be the first one in, last one out, and it won't be a cliché with me," Griffin said.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is hoping the team drafts some more offensive firepower in this year's NFL Draft after they lost RB Brandon Jacobs and WR Mario Manningham to the San Francisco 49ers. "When we go into the draft, that could be an area we try to attack," Manning. "Get a skill-position guy who can help us get carries, get catches, in some ways get that same production from the guys we lost last year." Manning said Stanford TE Coby Fleener could be a target after the team lost both TEs Jake Ballard (knee) and Travis Beckum (knee) to knee injuries in the Super Bowl.

QB | Andrew Luck | NFL Draft Prospect | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said Tuesday, April 24, that the team will select Stanford QB Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, confirming what has been no secret. Luck will join the team's offseason workouts after his June 7 graduation.


Running Back

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt said Tuesday, April 24, that RB Mark Ingram (toe) is healthy, and he is expected to be 100 percent for the team's organized team activities (OTAs).

RB | Daniel Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas appears to have added size to his upper body, and he has the look ofr a big, physical back in offseason voluntary workouts.

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson said "it's just not the time" to be worried about a new contract as the team takes part in voluntary offseason workouts. He is entering the final year of his contract.


Wide Receiver

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints franchise free-agent QB Drew Brees and WR Marques Colston (personal) were the only players missing from the team's voluntary offseason workout program.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
NFL Network analyst Willie McGinest is critical of New England Patriots franchise free-agent WR Wes Welker's decision to potentially skip the team's mandatory June minicamp. "I just don't like the diva attitude," McGinest said. "Let's keep it real. Prior to the Patriots, this is a guy who played three years, had 96 receptions, never had a 1,000-yard season ... This $9 million-plus that they're offering is half of his last contract. That's a lot of money. Let's not forget that they signed Brandon Lloyd, they signed (WR Anthony Gonzalez), they signed (WR Deion) Branch back, they got the two tight ends; they have weapons on that offense. So look, Wes, it's time to take off the leopard-printed cowboy boots, get off the party tour and get back to work."

WR | Davone Bess | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Davone Bess (knee) said he stayed in Florida all offseason to rehab a torn medial collateral ligament and partially-torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. Bess was able to practice Tuesday, April 24, during the team's voluntary offseason workouts.

WR | Deion Branch | New England Patriots | Free Agents, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Deion Branch tested the free-agent waters before coming back. He is one of 10 receivers on the current roster. "The conversation was there," Branch said. "I think everyone knew exactly what was what. This is where I want to be, this is where I want to retire. Coach Belichick and I, and his staff, the organization, made sure we tried to head in that direction."

WR | Jeremy Kerley | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (back) wants to win the No. 2 wide receiver job in offensive coordinator Tony Sparano's offense, and he feels he is in the mix. "I feel like I'm in the running, whether I get it or not that'll be up to the coaches," Kerley said. "I'm not too worried about it, I hope I get it, who wouldn't want to be the No. 2 receiver? But No. 3 is alright too. No. 3 catches the ball just as much." Kerley said he is recovered from a back issue which caused him to miss offseason workouts in Florida with QB Mark Sanchez and WR Santonio Holmes.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (personal) was absent from voluntary offseason workouts Tuesday, April 24, after his wife gave birth to the couple's third child last week.

WR | Jerome Simpson | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings signed free-agent WR Jerome Simpson (Bengals) to a one-year deal Tuesday, April 24. Simpson will be required to serve a three-game suspension to start the 2012 season. Financial terms of the deal weren't given.


Tight End

TE | Tony Moeaki | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki (knee) said Tuesday, April 24, that he expects to be back for training camp. He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament last September.

TE | Coby Fleener | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is hoping the team drafts some more offensive firepower in this year's NFL Draft after they lost RB Brandon Jacobs and WR Mario Manningham to the San Francisco 49ers. "When we go into the draft, that could be an area we try to attack," Manning. "Get a skill-position guy who can help us get carries, get catches, in some ways get that same production from the guys we lost last year." Manning said Stanford TE Coby Fleener could be a target after the team lost both TEs Jake Ballard (knee) and Travis Beckum (knee) to knee injuries in the Super Bowl.


Place Kicker

PK | Neil Rackers | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Washington Redskins signed free-agent PK Neil Rackers (Texans) to a one-year deal Tuesday, April 24. He is expected to compete with PK Graham Gano for the starting placekicking chores in training camp.

PK | Graham Gano | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Washington Redskins signed free-agent PK Neil Rackers (Texans) to a one-year deal Tuesday, April 24. He is expected to compete with PK Graham Gano for the starting placekicking chores in training camp.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Matt Light | Retired | Transaction
New England Patriots OL Matt Light was placed on the reserve/retired list Tuesday, April 24, making his retirement official from a paperwork standpoint. Light played 155 regular season games, starting 153 times, and he played in 20 playoff games.

OT | Lydon Murtha | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins OT Lydon Murtha is currently listed as the team's starting right tackle, and that is where he has been working during the team's voluntary workouts.

OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OT Jake Long (knee), who has been battling a left knee issue for two years, participated in minicamp work Tuesday, April 24, without any restrictions.


Guard

OG | Ray Feinga | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins OG Ray Feinga has been working as the backup left tackle in the team's voluntary veteran workouts with OG John Jerry currently working as the starting right guard. Meanwhile, OG Artis Hicks, an offseason addition, is working as a backup tackle.


Defensive Line

DL | Jared Odrick | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins DL Jared Odrick (undisclosed) did not participate in team or individual work during the team's voluntary veteran minicamp Tuesday, April 24, although he is at the team's facility. Odrick is competing for one of the starting defensive line jobs.

DL | Vernon Gholston | Free Agent | Draft
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum takes full responsibility for drafting free-agent DL Vernon Gholston (Bears) with the sixth overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Gholston played just five games with the team in three seasons. "Ultimately, that was my decision," Tannenbaum said. "There were a lot of things we liked about Vernon: his measurables, production, and obviously it didn't work out. Why it didn't, we've looked at that quite a bit."


Defensive End

DE | Mario Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills DL Mario Williams (chest) said Tuesday, April 24, that he is fully recovered from a torn chest muscle which limited him to five games last season with the Houston Texans. "I've been away from football for a while, too," Williams said. "I'm extremely anxious to get out there."


Linebacker

LB | Stewart Bradley | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction
Arizona Cardinals LB Stewart Bradley agreed to a cut in his base salary for 2012, from $5 million to $2.5 million, according to documents filed with the NFLPA. The move frees $2.5 million in cap space. The rest of Bradley's contract remains intact. He signed a five-year, $30-million deal last season that included a $5 million signing bonus.

LB | Willie McGinest | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
NFL Network analyst Willie McGinest is critical of New England Patriots franchise free-agent WR Wes Welker's decision to potentially skip the team's mandatory June minicamp. "I just don't like the diva attitude," McGinest said. "Let's keep it real. Prior to the Patriots, this is a guy who played three years, had 96 receptions, never had a 1,000-yard season ... This $9 million-plus that they're offering is half of his last contract. That's a lot of money. Let's not forget that they signed Brandon Lloyd, they signed (WR Anthony Gonzalez), they signed (WR Deion) Branch back, they got the two tight ends; they have weapons on that offense. So look, Wes, it's time to take off the leopard-printed cowboy boots, get off the party tour and get back to work."

LB | Jonathan Casillas | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt confirmed Tuesday, April 24, that restricted free-agent LB Jonathan Casillas signed his tender.

LB | Jonathan Vilma | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
New Orleans Saints LB Curtis Lofton worked as the team's middle linebacker Tuesday, April 24, during voluntary offseason workouts. If LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) was healthy, Lofton would likely be competing with LB Scott Shanle for strong-side linebacker duties.

LB | Curtis Lofton | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
New Orleans Saints LB Curtis Lofton worked as the team's middle linebacker Tuesday, April 24, during voluntary offseason workouts. If LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) was healthy, Lofton would likely be competing with LB Scott Shanle for strong-side linebacker duties.

LB | Kevin Burnett | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins LB Kevin Burnett (knee) had his knee scoped during the offseason, but he was on the field and participating Tuesday, April 24, at the team's voluntary offseason workout.

LB | Cameron Wake | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins LB Cameron Wake did not participate in the team's voluntary veteran workouts Tuesday, April 24, as he pursues a new contract from the team.

LB | Karlos Dansby | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins LB Karlos Dansby (undisclosed) missed the individual drills in the team's voluntary veteran minicamp Tuesday, April 24, due to an undisclosed injury. However, he was able to take part in the team portion of the practice, serving as the inside linebacker in a three-linebacker scheme.


Cornerback

CB | Keith Tandy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
West Virginia CB Keith Tandy has received interest from the Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals and Jacksonville Jaguars, according to sources, and likely could land between rounds four to six in the NFL Draft.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Draft
Updating a previous item, the Atlanta Falcons are on the verge of acquiring Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel for a late-round draft pick. A deal is likely to be completed as early as Thursday, April 26, and before the NFL Draft, according to sources.

CB | Stephon Gilmore | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are "extremely interested" in Alabama SS Mark Barron, according to a league source. Barron and South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore are both candidates to be taken by the Bills with the No. 10 overall pick in the NFL Draft Thursday, April 26.

CB | Jimmy Wilson | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins CB Jimmy Wilson has been moved to safety. Wilson, the team's seventh-round pick in 2011, is working with the second-team unit. Meanwhile, SS Chris X. Clemons and SS Reshad Jones started minicamp as the two starting safeties. SS Tyrell Johnson, also signed during the offseason, participated sparingly Tuesday, April 24, and is listed as a reserve for now.


Strong Safety

SS | Mark Barron | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are "extremely interested" in Alabama SS Mark Barron, according to a league source. Barron and South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore are both candidates to be taken by the Bills with the No. 10 overall pick in the NFL Draft Thursday, April 26.


Free Safety

FS | Nick Collins | Free Agent | Injury
The Green Bay Packers will release FS Nick Collins (neck) because they are not comfortable with him playing again following neck surgery.

FS | George Iloka | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Oakland Raiders could pursue Boise State FS George Iloka if he is still available when the team picks at No. 95 overall in the NFL Draft.

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