Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 10, 2012 @ 09:29:38 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | John Beck | Houston Texans | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Houston Texans agreed to a deal with free-agent QB John Beck (Redskins) Wednesday, May 9.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said QB Josh Freeman has lost 20 pounds this offseason in order to become more mobile.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said the offensive playbook offensive coordinator has brought is very different than the one the team has been using and the players are working on learning the plays and terminology. He said there is only around 10 percent of the playbook that is similar but everyone will have the offseason to learn the offense. Roethlisberger said Haley has talked about using a no-huddle offense, throwing the ball and using the weapons on offense in different ways.


Running Back

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (ankle) said he is ready for the 2012 season after a broken ankle injury kept him out of the final four games last season. "It's going great - just happy to be around the guys. I've been working out since the season ended so I'm excited to get things rolling a little bit. I'm definitely cleared and ready to go," Murray said.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) said he would be very surprised if he was not ready for the start of the regular season. Peterson ran and participated in drills in front of media members Wednesday, May 9. He said he does not feel any pain in his surgically repaired knee and has been smart during his rehab. Peterson believes he is about 50 percent in terms of cutting and explosion.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks would like to cut down on the number of carries RB Marshawn Lynch gets this season because they want to keep him healthy throughout the season. Lynch received a career-high 285 carries in 2011.

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.


Wide Receiver

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt (knee) said he is optimistic about being ready for the 2012 season; however, his rehab has been a struggles at times. "I'm out there running, mostly at full speed, cutting, running around," Britt said. "The knee's still swollen, but that comes with the territory and we've got three months before I get back on the field." Britt added it's difficult to watch his teammates head out for work on the field and he can't join them.

WR | T.Y. Hilton | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
The Indianapolis Colts envision big things for WR T.Y. Hilton (quadriceps) in the return game. "T.Y. Hilton, I guess since (former WR Clarence Verdin) (we haven't had that explosion with a returner)," owner Jim Irsay said Wednesday, May 9. "We think he's electrifying. We think offensively he can contribute there." He has been slowed a little during rookie minicamp due to a quadriceps injury.

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.


Tight End

TE | Joey Haynos | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent TE Joey Haynos (Jaguars) is expected to work out for the Oakland Raiders this weekend.

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 | Michael Barnard | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have invited free-agent PK Michael Barnard (Farleigh-Dickinson) to rookie minicamp this weekend.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Mike X. Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed OT Mike X. Adams to a four-year deal worth $3.54 million, and it includes a $1.01 million signing bonus, according to a league source.

OT | Matt McCants | New York Giants | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the New York Giants and OT Matt McCants agreed to terms on a four-year contract. He is expected to sign the four-year deal Thursday, May 10, when he reports for the team's rookie minicamp.


Defensive Line

DL | DeAngelo Tyson | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms with DL DeAngelo Tyson Wednesday, May 9, according to a source.

DL | Vonnie Holliday | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals are expected to re-sign free-agent DE Vonnie Holliday and LB Clark Haggans later this offseason.

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.


Linebacker

LB | Lorenzo Alexander | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins LB Lorenzo Alexander has been working with the tight ends recently. "I may be taking a couple here and there," Alexander said in a radio interview. "They've got me over there learning some of the tight end position."

LB | Tank Carder | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms with fifth-round draft choice LB Tank Carder. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

LB | Clark Haggans | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals are expected to re-sign free-agent DE Vonnie Holliday and LB Clark Haggans later this offseason.


Cornerback

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) has not participated in the team's offseason conditioning program, instead choosing to rehab his shoulder injury, which required arthroscopic surgery after the season in Florida. Jenkins is not expected to participate in the four weeks of OTA practices over the next month but should be ready for the start of training camp.

CB | Morris Claiborne | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (wrist) had pins removed from his surgically repaired left wrist Wednesday, May 9, and now will wear a soft cast. Claiborne will miss organized team activities over the next month and won't be ready until training camp.

CB | Drew Coleman | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent CB Drew Coleman (Jaguars) said he would be open to signing with the New York Jets this offseason.

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.


Strong Safety

SS | Sean Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent SS Sean Jones (Buccaneers) visited the Detroit Lions this week, according to a league source.

SS | Chad Jones | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Chad Jones (leg) has not been cleared to participate in the team's rookie camp, according to a team spokesman. Conditioning remains an issue at this point for Jones.

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.

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