Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 26, 2012 @ 09:11:45 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Robert Griffin III | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Baylor QB Robert Griffin III believes the Indianapolis Colts finalized their plans to select Stanford QB Andrew Luck first overall in the NFL Draft after Griffin declined the team's request for a private workout. Griffin and Luck both had impressive Pro Days, but the Colts wanted to host both for private workouts to take final looks at each passer. Luck obliged. Griffin did not. After Griffin turned the Colts down, the team stopped showing interest in him, he said. "They offered me a private workout and we refused. I didn't do any private workouts for anybody," Griffin said. "After that, I think feelings might've been hurt or something like that. I went to D.C. on a visit and (Indianapolis) didn't offer a visit at all, and so we kind of knew what direction they were going. But Andrew's their guy. You can't be mad about that."

QB | Ryan Tannehill | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins are interested in Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill, but not enough to move higher than the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL Draft.


Running Back

RB | Trent Richardson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
A New York Jets senior official said the team has no chance of trading up in the NFL Draft to select Alabama RB Trent Richardson unless they receive a sweetheart deal.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said RB DeMarco Murray (ankle) is doing well in his rehab and is expected to be ready for their minicamp in June.

RB | Kahlil Bell | Chicago Bears | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears RB Kahlil Bell signed his one-year tender and will make $1.26 million this season.

RB | Delone Carter | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Delone Carter (thumb) and TE Brody Eldridge (illness) are not participating in offseason workouts because of injuries.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, Kansas City Chiefs franchise free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe has no plans to sign his tender soon, a source with knowledge of the situation said Thursday, April 26, contrary to an earlier report.

WR | Justin Blackmon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns will likely select Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon or Alabama RB Trent Richardson if they decide to stay put with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft. However, the team is open to trading the pick.

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams restricted free-agent WR Danny Amendola signed his tender Wednesday, April 25, a source confirmed.

WR | A.J. Jenkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams held a private workout with Illinois WR A.J. Jenkins over the weekend.

WR | Kendall Wright | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
The New England Patriots traveled to Waco, Tex. earlier this week to conduct a private workout with Baylor WR Kendall Wright. The receiver could go as high as 16th to the New York Jets, or could fall into the second round thanks to a subpar 4.61 40-yard dash speed at the NFL Scouting Combine.

WR | Raymond Radway | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Raymond Radway (leg) continues to progress after offseason surgery. Head coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday, April 25, that he expects to see Radway work out with the team for the veteran minicamps in June, although it is uncertain if he'll be limited. Radway is one of four competitors for the No. 3 wide receiver job.

WR | Rueben Randle | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns might be interested in Louisiana State WR Rueben Randle with either their No. 22 pick in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday, April 26, or perhaps the No. 37 pick overall in the second round Friday, April 27.

WR | Niles Paul | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins have several tight ends on the roster, including TEs Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, Logan Paulsen and Richard Quinn. In addition, WR Niles Paul has begun the transition from receiver to tight end. Paul has gained 10 pounds since last season ended, according to head coach Mike Shanahan.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson was chosen to appear on the cover of the popular video game Madden '13. Johnson beat out Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, which had over 20 million votes by fans.


Tight End

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins have several tight ends on the roster, including TEs Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, Logan Paulsen and Richard Quinn. In addition, WR Niles Paul has begun the transition from receiver to tight end. Paul has gained 10 pounds since last season ended, according to head coach Mike Shanahan.

TE | Brody Eldridge | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Delone Carter (thumb) and TE Brody Eldridge (illness) are not participating in offseason workouts because of injuries.


Place Kicker

PK | Mike Nugent | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction, Free Agents
Cincinnati Bengals franchise free-agent PK Mike Nugent has signed his one-year tender offer and will make $2.654 million this season.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Matt Kalil | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are interested in trading up to select Southern California OT Matt Kalil in the NFL Draft. If the Bills knock on the Minnesota Vikings' door at No. 3 and find that they have already struck a deal for a team wishing to draft Alabama RB Trent Richardson, they could reach out to the Cleveland Browns at No. 4.

OT | Jonathan Martin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills have a need at offensive tackle, and they would take Southern California OT Matt Kalil if he were available in the NFL Draft at No. 10. However, they are not enamored with the idea of selecting Stanford OT Jonathan Martin in that spot, though they would strongly consider him if they trade down.

OT | Marc Colombo | Retired | Transaction
Dallas Cowboys OT Marc Colombo has announced his retirement for professional football.

OT | Anthony Castonzo | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OTs Anthony Castonzo (foot) and Ben Ijalana (leg) and LB Kavell Conner (knee) are not participating in offseason workouts because they are rehabbing injuries.


Guard

OG | David DeCastro | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys could look at selecting Alabama SS Mark Barron, Mississippi State DL Fletcher Cox, Louisiana State DL Michael Brockers, Stanford OG David DeCastro and Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick with the No. 14 overall pick or at another spot in the NFL Draft.

OG | Ben Ijalana | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OTs Anthony Castonzo (foot) and Ben Ijalana (leg) and LB Kavell Conner (knee) are not participating in offseason workouts because they are rehabbing injuries.


Defensive Line

DL | Fletcher Cox | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys could look at selecting Alabama SS Mark Barron, Mississippi State DL Fletcher Cox, Louisiana State DL Michael Brockers, Stanford OG David DeCastro and Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick with the No. 14 overall pick or at another spot in the NFL Draft.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Draft
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora does not believe the team will be able to give him the contract extension he has long wanted. As a result, Umenyiora thinks the Giants might be better off trading him for something in return during the NFL Draft. The defensive end does not want to return without a raise and play in the final year of his deal, which is worth just under $4 million this season. "Next year, if I leave (after the contract is up), they won't get anything," Umenyiora said of the Giants. "Maybe they will get a compensatory pick. But that's it. So if they are going to do it, now would be the best time to (make a trade)."

DL | Drew Nowak | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Western Michigan DL Drew Nowak, the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year, is apparently falling outside of some teams' top 150 players heading into the NFL Draft. He recorded 91 tackles with 8.5 sacks last season for the Broncos.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Michael Brockers | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys could look at selecting Alabama SS Mark Barron, Mississippi State DL Fletcher Cox, Louisiana State DL Michael Brockers, Stanford OG David DeCastro and Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick with the No. 14 overall pick or at another spot in the NFL Draft.


Defensive End

DE | Quinton Coples | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Carolina Panthers could possibly move down from the No. 9 overall pick in the NFL Draft, with North Carolina DL Quinton Coples as the team's target.


Linebacker

LB | Dont'a Hightower | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
All indications are that the Dallas Cowboys would be extremely pleased if Alabama SS Mark Barron is still on the board when they get on the clock with the 14th overall pick in the NFL Draft. However, if Barron and other targets are gone, the team could attempt to trade down, gaining extra picks to move toward the bottom of the first round. In that scenario, there is a strong possibility that the Cowboys could target Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower.

LB | Vontaze Burfict | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Arizona State LB Vontaze Burfict admitted past use of marijuana to teams before the NFL Draft, although he did not confirm or deny report that he tested positive for drugs at the NFL Scouting Combine. Asked if he still smokes, Burfict replied: "No, of course not. I don't smoke anymore."

LB | Luke Kuechly | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are attempting to drum up interest in the No. 10 pick overall in the NFL Draft by leaking information that they are considering taking a defensive player, such as Boston College LB Luke Kuechly or Alabama SS Mark Barron. However, a source indicated that is false, and the club will be taking an offensive player if they are unable to trade out of the spot.

LB | Chris Wilson | Washington Redskins | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with free-agent LB Chris Wilson (Eagles). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

LB | Andre Carter | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DE Andre Carter (Patriots) said he has not talked with the New England Patriots since the season ended.

LB | Kavell Conner | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OTs Anthony Castonzo (foot) and Ben Ijalana (leg) and LB Kavell Conner (knee) are not participating in offseason workouts because they are rehabbing injuries.


Defensive Back

DB | Tavon Wilson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens displayed an interest in Illinois DB Tavon Wilson during the pre-draft process.


Cornerback

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys could look at selecting Alabama SS Mark Barron, Mississippi State DL Fletcher Cox, Louisiana State DL Michael Brockers, Stanford OG David DeCastro and Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick with the No. 14 overall pick or at another spot in the NFL Draft.

CB | Asante Samuel | Atlanta Falcons | Draft
The trade of CB Asante Samuel to the Atlanta Falcons was the first of more that are expected to come during NFL Draft weekend, where teams look for any value before cutting a player.

CB | Devin McCourty | New England Patriots | Draft
New England Patriots CB Devin McCourty will likely move to safety next season. As a result, the team could address the cornerback position in the NFL Draft.

CB | Jayron Hosley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Virginia Tech DB Jayron Hosley tested positive for marijuana at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he wrote a letter to teams apologizing.

CB | Morris Claiborne | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings might entertain offers for the No. 3 pick overall in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday, April 26. If they do keep the pick, it is believed general manager Rick Spielman is leaning toward Louisiana State CB Morris Claiborne, rather than Southern California OT Matt Kalil.

CB | Joselio Hanson | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
Philadelphia Eagles CB Joselio Hanson is expected to benefit from the trade of CB Asante Samuel to the Atlanta Falcons. Hanson, who specializes in the slot, can also jump outside and start some games if needed. CBs Curtis Marsh, Brandon Hughes and Trevard Lindley each might move up the pecking order, depending on what the team does in free agency and the NFL Draft.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles will change their coverage looks following the trade of CB Asante Samuel to the Atlanta Falcons. CB Nnamdi Asomugha is expected to be used up at the line of scrimmage on either side or in the slot, and he should be the one to hunt down the No. 1 wide receiver on the other team, effectively taking that receiver out of the game. He is expected to be the featured cornerback.

CB | Stephon Gilmore | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles may consider taking a cornerback with their first-round draft choice in the 2012 NFL Draft if Mississippi State DT Fletcher Cox is not available. South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore and University of Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick could be options if they take a cornerback.


Strong Safety

SS | Mark Barron | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys could look at selecting Alabama SS Mark Barron, Mississippi State DL Fletcher Cox, Louisiana State DL Michael Brockers, Stanford OG David DeCastro and Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick with the No. 14 overall pick or at another spot in the NFL Draft.


Free Safety

FS | Nick Collins | Free Agent | Transaction
The Green Bay Packers have officially released FS Nick Collins.

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