Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 2, 2012 @ 10:03:15 PDT



QB | Kirk Cousins | Washington Redskins | Draft
Washington Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur said QB Kirk Cousins was just too good a player to pass up on in the NFL Draft, even though the team selected QB Robert Griffin III No.2 overall. "I thought Kirk would've been gone long before the fourth round, and when he's sitting there, and you have a high grade on him, it's like you can't lose with that pick, in my opinion," LaFleur said. "You can never have enough good players, especially at arguably the most important position of all of sports. This is a nasty game where some times things happen, and you have to go with somebody else, so we want to make sure we're secure at that position."

QB | Seneca Wallace | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Seneca Wallace is ready to help tutor QB Brandon Weeden and groom him to become the team's starting quarterback. "I know my job going into my 10th season of being in this offense is to prepare Brandon Weeden to get him right and make sure he's ready to go for Day 1," Wallace. "This is a different beast. This is a first-rounder that we drafted, 22nd overall, and from a business standpoint, you know and everybody else knows and outsiders know that this kid's got to play. My job as a veteran guy is to make sure he's ready to play."

QB | Matt Leinart | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Oakland Raiders plan to sign free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Texans), according to a league source. Leinart, not QB Terrelle Pryor, is expected to be the backup to QB Carson Palmer. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp was Leinart's quarterbacks coach with the Houston Texans.

QB | Jordan Palmer | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have invited free-agent QB Jordan Palmer (Bengals) to their three-day rookie workout for a tryout this weekend.

QB | Vince Young | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills will put free-agent QB Vince Young (Eagles) through a workout Wednesday, May 2, and the team is likely to sign him as a backup to QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Young would compete with QB Tyler Thigpen.

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns could opt to keep QB Colt McCoy as the No. 2 quarterback this year behind QB Brandon Weeden. "That could be a difficult situation except if it is ever going to work, it will work if that happens, because Colt McCoy is a special young man," said president Mike Holmgren, who picked McCoy in the third round in 2010. "Of course he wants to play, they all want to play. Again, nothing has been done yet, we don't know how it is going to sort itself out." Holmgren indicated that Weeden won't be handed the job, but he certainly will be groomed to start eventually.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons received $3 million worth of salary cap credits from the money Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick owed the team after he declared bankruptcy following dog-fighting charges, according to league sources.

Running Back

RB | Ryan Grant | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent RB Cedric Benson (Bengals) reportedly wants to join the Oakland Raiders, but the team is more likely to pursue free-agent RB Ryan Grant (Packers) due to ties with general manager Reggie McKenzie, who was with the Green Bay Packers until this season.

RB | Cedric Benson | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent RB Cedric Benson (Bengals) is reportedly hopeful of signing with the Oakland Raiders.

RB | Caleb King | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings waived RB Caleb King Tuesday, May 1.

RB | Deji Karim | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles put in a claim for RB Deji Karim before he was snatched up off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts.

RB | Doug Martin | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
The New York Giants claim they wouldn't have selected RB Doug Martin with their first-round pick if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't trade up to pick the running back with the previous selection. New York had RB David Wilson rated higher than Martin.

Wide Receiver

WR | Mohamed Sanu | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals think third-round draft pick WR Mohamed Sanu is a slightly bigger and a little faster version of free-agent WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (Raiders).

WR | Robert Meachem | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers WR Robert Meachem (knee) had arthroscopic knee surgery shortly after the end of the season and his recovery has been smooth so far. "I'm going to do everything: OTAs, minicamp," Meachem said. "I'm feeling good. I'm in a new atmosphere. I'm getting all the help I need to make sure I'm good for the next year. Pretty much everything is good right now."

WR | Jacoby Jones | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Houston Texans released WR Jacoby Jones Tuesday, May 1.

WR | Logan Payne | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets waived WR Logan Payne Tuesday, May 1.

WR | Stephen Hill | New York Jets | Fantasy
The New York Jets expect big things from WR Stephen Hill, who is already being compared to Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson and former WR Keith Jackson. "He's got incredible potential for us and we expect him to contribute for sure," head coach Rex Ryan said.

WR | Randy Moss | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Randy Moss will have to fight with WRs Ted Ginn Jr., Kyle Williams and Brett Swain for playing time this year. WRs Michael Crabtree, Mario Manningham and A.J. Jenkins will be ahead of Moss on the depth chart.

Tight End

TE | Dallas Clark | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent TE Dallas Clark (Colts) was scheduled to visit the Kansas City Chiefs Tuesday, May 1.

Place Kicker

PK | Josh Brown | New York Jets | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Jets agreed to terms with free-agent PK Josh Brown (Rams) on an undisclosed deal Tuesday, May 1.

PK | Long Ding | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars will try out Chinese PK Long Ding over the weekend at their rookie minicamp.

Defensive Line

DL | Ma'ake Kemoeatu | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens signed free-agent NT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (Redskins) to an undisclosed deal.


LB | Bruce Irvin | Seattle Seahawks | Draft
The Seattle Seahawks were in the hunt for a quick and explosive defender with their first-round pick in the NFL Draft. In addition to LB Bruce Irvin, who the team selected No. 15 overall, Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly and Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Mark Barron were also on the team's wish list, according to general manager John Schneider. "Obviously we felt strongly about Barron, we felt strongly about Kuechly as well, but we really wanted to address our pass rush. And it just fell to a spot where we said, maybe if we could move back a little bit, we could still acquire (Irvin)," Schneider said.

LB | Zac Diles | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans signed free-agent LB Zac Diles (Buccaneers) and undrafted free-agent FB Collin Mooney (Army) to undisclosed deals Tuesday, May 1. FB Will Ta'ufo'ou and LB Lawrence J. Wilson were released in corresponding moves.

Strong Safety

SS | Eric Berry | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (knee) said he expects to be at full strength when training camp begins.

SS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs met with free-agent SS Oshiomogho Atogwe (Redskins) Tuesday, May 1.

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