Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 9, 2012 @ 11:08:50 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Andrew Luck | Indianapolis Colts | Draft
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said he spoke with the Indianapolis Colts about the possibility of trading up in the NFL Draft to select QB Andrew Luck, in addition to the Washington Redskins about Robert Griffin III.

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams informed QB Sam Bradford that they would not be selecting another quarterback in the 2012 NFL Draft. "Pretty much from the beginning, they told me that I was their guy and that I had no reason to worry about them taking a quarterback in this draft," Bradford said.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Grant | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, Alan Herman, agent for free-agent RB Ryan Grant (Packers), said Grant did not meet with the Detroit Lions as originally planned because of economic issues.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys could show interest in free-agent RB Ronnie Brown (Eagles) if they decide to add a running back in free agency.

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) said he has spent the past eight months vowing to get stronger and better, and he hopes never to miss significant time again in his career. "It made me stronger," Charles said of his anterior cruciate ligament injury. "It made me the person that I am today, I can't wait and I know how to take care of my body, how to eat right and do the right things and it's made me not want to wait to touch that field again. When I touch that field going out there, you're going to feel my pain; you're going to go through what I went through. That right there is going to be there for the rest of my career because I don't want to be out a whole year ever again. That point, at my stage, I'm 25 years old, I'm at the point in my life that I've got to win games ... That had me thinking a lot and made me a better player."

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Although Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) has made no secret that he expects to recover from his torn anterior cruciate ligament in time to take the field for Week 1, team trainer Eric Sugarman is emphasizing the importance of exercising caution. Sugarman said he's willing to be the bad guy who makes Peterson mad by slowing down the rehab process if that's what's best for Peterson's recovery, even though Sugarman thinks it's great that Peterson is optimistic about being on the field. "I love Adrian," Sugarman said. "But let's make this clear: I'm still not going to be quoted as saying he's going to play in the first game. That's not fair. I don't know that ... He'll keep throwing that out there. And good for him. That's great. That's obviously our goal, to get him playing the first game. But only if he's functionally safe to do it. This is our franchise. We can't be foolish about this."

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (ankle) said he is now 100 percent recovered from a fractured ankle suffered last season.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore feels he has plenty left in the tank despite the team's plans to ease his workload in coming years. RBs Brandon Jacobs, Kendall Hunter, Anthony Dixon, Rock Cartwright and LaMichael James are all on roster and will threaten Gore's playing time. "I feel like I still got a lot left in my tank," Gore said. "I want to show it off that I still got a lot left in my tank and I can play at a high level. I will play at a high level as long as God blesses me to be healthy so I can go out and do something that I love."


Wide Receiver

WR | Marvin McNutt | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with second-round draft choice DE Vinny Curry, fifth-round draft choice OT Dennis Kelly and sixth-round draft choice WR Marvin McNutt on four-year deals. Financial terms were not disclosed.

WR | Jerheme Urban | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys could show interest in free-agent WRs Patrick Crayton (Chargers) and Jerheme Urban (Chiefs) if they decide to add a wide receiver in free agency.

WR | Patrick Crayton | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys could show interest in free-agent WRs Patrick Crayton (Chargers) and Jerheme Urban (Chiefs) if they decide to add a wide receiver in free agency.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
It would not be a surprise if the Cincinnati Bengals were to sign free-agent WR Braylon Edwards (49ers) as he would add experience to a young receiving corps. However, Edwards continues to rehab a knee injury suffered last season.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens signed free-agent WR Jacoby Jones (Texans) to a two-year, $7 million deal Tuesday, May 8, according to a league source.

WR | Toney Clemons | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to terms with their seventh-round pick WR Toney Clemons on a three-year deal Tuesday, May 8. Financial terms weren't given.

WR | Tony Logan | St. Louis Rams | Transaction
The St. Louis Rams signed undrafted free-agent WR Tony Logan (Maryland) Tuesday, May 8.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay will not be allowed to offer up his private plane to fly QB Andrew Luck around the country to work out with his teammates because it is against the league rules. Luck still plans to travel to Miami to work out with WR Reggie Wayne.


Tight End

TE | Evan Rodriguez | Chicago Bears | Transaction
The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with fourth-round draft choice TE Evan Rodriguez and seventh-round draft choice CB Greg McCoy on four-year deals. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Place Kicker

PK | Dave Rayner | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent PK Dave Rayner (Bills) is visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday, May 9. Rayner would challenge PK Shaun Suisham for the team's kicking job.

PK | Jake Rogers | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys claimed PK Jake Rogers off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, May 8, and they released S Troy Woolfolk.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Dennis Kelly | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with second-round draft choice DE Vinny Curry, fifth-round draft choice OT Dennis Kelly and sixth-round draft choice WR Marvin McNutt on four-year deals. Financial terms were not disclosed.

OT | Mike X. Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to terms with OT Mike X. Adams, the team's second-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Tuesday, May 8.


Guard

OG | Gino Gradkowski | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens agrees to terms with fourth-round draft choice OG Gino Gradkowski on a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

OG | Kelechi Osemele | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Draft
The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms with OG Kelechi Osemele Tuesday, May 8, on a four-year deal, according to a league source. The second-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft is expected to compete for playing time at left guard and right tackle during training camp.

OG | Jacob Bell | Retired | Transaction
Cincinnati Bengals OG Jacob Bell announced his retirement from football Tuesday, May 7.

OG | Chris Riley | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals acquired OG Chris Riley off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and DL Vaughn Meatoga from the Washington Redskins Tuesday, May 8.


Defensive Line

DL | Vinny Curry | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with second-round draft choice DE Vinny Curry, fifth-round draft choice OT Dennis Kelly and sixth-round draft choice WR Marvin McNutt on four-year deals. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | Tommie Harris | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears have considered pursuing free-agent DT Tommie Harris (Chargers) this offseason.

DL | Matt Roth | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with free-agent DE Matt Roth (Jaguars) Wednesday, May 9.

DL | Anthony Jacobs | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings signed undrafted free-agent DL Anthony Jacobs (University of Minnesota) Tuesday, May 8.

DL | Ropati Pitoitua | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent DL Ropati Pitoitua (Jets) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, May 8.

DL | Vaughn Meatoga | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals acquired OG Chris Riley off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and DL Vaughn Meatoga from the Washington Redskins Tuesday, May 8.

DL | Kendall Reyes | San Diego Chargers | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with second-round draft pick DL Kendall Reyes and seventh-rounder C David Molk on four-year deals Tuesday, May 8. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Linebacker

LB | Brandon Johnson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB Brandon Johnson (Bengals) is visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday, May 9.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles') is still confident he'll play for the team this season after having surgery on a partial tear of his Achilles' tendon Tuesday, May 8. Suggs said that "everything went good" with the surgery. "There is only a small incision, and (the doctor) said it was not as bad as some thought it was, which I had already been told," Suggs said. He is expected to return to action in four to six months.

LB | Rocky McIntosh | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings worked out free-agent LB Rocky McIntosh (Redskins) Tuesday, May 8, according to a league source.

LB | Mychal Kendricks | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms with second-round pick LB Mychal Kendricks on a four-year deal Tuesday, May 8.

LB | Melvin Ingram | San Diego Chargers | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with first-round pick LB Melvin Ingram on a four-year deal Tuesday, May 8. The contract includes an option for a fifth season. Financial terms weren't released.


Cornerback

CB | Chase Minnifield | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB Chase Minnifield (knee) said he believes he is close to 100 percent after undergoing microfracture surgery earlier this offseason. Minnifield was held out of some of the drills during the team's rookie minicamp as a precaution.

CB | Drayton Florence | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos will visit with free-agent CB Drayton Florence (Bills) Wednesday, May 9.


Strong Safety

SS | Jerron McMillian | Green Bay Packers | Transaction
The Green Bay Packers have agreed to terms with fourth-round draft choice SS Jerron McMillian. Financial terms were not disclosed.

SS | Bernard Pollard | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
Baltimore Ravens SS Bernard Pollard signed a three-year contract extension Tuesday, May 8, and he is now signed through the 2015 season. "Bernard showed last year that he is a Raven," general manager Ozzie Newsome said. "He's smart, tough and brings a passion to the games, our practices and in the weight room."


Free Safety

FS | Christian Thompson | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms on a four-year contract with FS Christian Thompson Tuesday, May 8. "Christian is in the mold of the guys we like on defense," defensive coordinator Dean Pees said. "He's hard-nosed, tough and physical and smart. We like his versatility."

FS | Akwasi Owusu-Ansah | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys claimed CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, May 8.

FS | Chris Crocker | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent FS Chris Crocker (Bengals) will visit with the Detroit Lions Tuesday, May 8, and with the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, May 9, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

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