Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 14, 2012 @ 09:07:49 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates said Sunday, May 13, that one of the priorities in the team's offense this season will be to take advantage of QB Jay Cutler's gifts as an athlete and make defenses account for the way Cutler can move. "In my opinion, Jay is very athletic," Bates said. "He was a great shortstop in high school. If you go back and watch the Vanderbilt tape, he was running all around the field making plays. We're going to use his feet. He's athletic, he can throw on the run, he can see down the field on the run. We're going to try to find everybody's strengths and use them to our advantage."

QB | Russell Wilson | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Sunday, May 13, that rookie QB Russell Wilson will be part of the competition to become the team's starting quarterback this fall. "He's showed us enough," Carroll said. "He's in the competition. He did an excellent job of demonstrating that he prepared for this."

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints likely will not agree to a long-term agreement with franchise free-agent QB Drew Brees before the start of organized team activities. The two sides have not talked in a month and it does not appear either side will initiate talks in the near future.


Running Back

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders running backs coach Kelly Skipper said the way RB Darren McFadden (foot) has been working out "you would never know he got hurt." McFadden suffered a Lisfranc injury in Week 7 last season and never returned, but he's already back to full speed in workouts. "The thing about Darren is he didn't have any major surgeries, so he's able to come back here healthy and he's playing at a high level right now and it's offseason," Skipper said. "He's making cuts at full speed, everything. There's no problem with that."

RB | Tim Hightower | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins agreed to terms with free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins) Sunday, May 13. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

RB | Javarris James | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent RB Javarris James (Colts) is one of 16 players working with the Arizona Cardinals during minicamp on a tryout basis. "I'm just happy to have this opportunity. The decision isn't up to me. I need to study my playbook and execute my assignments, and that's all I can do," James said.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice said he is not upset that the team drafted RB Bernard Pierce because he knows one running back can't do it all in the NFL now and it is good to have two running backs.

RB | Bernard Pierce | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice said he is not upset that the team drafted RB Bernard Pierce because he knows one running back can't do it all in the NFL now and it is good to have two running backs.


Fullback

FB | Marcel Reece | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said Sunday, May 13, that general manager Reggie McKenzie and FB Marcel Reece have been working on trying to get a deal finished up.


Wide Receiver

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Draft
Chicago Bears wide receivers coach Darryl Drake defended WR Devin Hester's role in the offense after the team drafted WR Alshon Jeffery in the second round of the NFL draft. Drake said Hester is not bothered by Jeffery's addition to the roster. "I promise you Devin's not reading press clippings about Alshon Jeffery," Drake said. "Devin Hester don't give a crap. He's gonna go out there and play."

WR | Alshon Jeffery | Chicago Bears | Draft
Chicago Bears wide receivers coach Darryl Drake defended WR Devin Hester's role in the offense after the team drafted WR Alshon Jeffery in the second round of the NFL draft. Drake said Hester is not bothered by Jeffery's addition to the roster. "I promise you Devin's not reading press clippings about Alshon Jeffery," Drake said. "Devin Hester don't give a crap. He's gonna go out there and play."

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak acknowledged Sunday, May 13, that WR Kenny Britt (knee) might require a second procedure on his knee. "I think it always is (possible)," Munchak said. "I don't know if he will at some point, but I think that's something that's common with that injury ... The good thing is that even if you do have it, it's not a huge setback. It's not something that sets you way back. But that is obviously part of the process, or could be, if that arises down the road."

WR | Rod Streater | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater jumped out at head coach Dennis Allen during the team's recent rookie minicamp. Allen said Streater "has done a really nice job."

WR | Keenan Burton | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Keenan Burton (Rams) is one of 16 players working with the Arizona Cardinals during minicamp on a tryout basis.

WR | Armon Binns | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Armon Binns has a good chance at serving as the No. 2 wide receiver behind WR A.J. Green. His biggest competition in camp might be rookies Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu.

WR | Limas Sweed | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants likely will not sign free-agent WR Limas Sweed (Steelers) because he did not perform well during the team's minicamp. Sweed was participating in the minicamp on a tryout basis.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Gabe Carimi | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears OT Gabe Carimi (knee) said Sunday, May 13, that he expects to be ready for the team's veteran minicamp which runs from June 12-14. "I'm feeling really good. They're saying another couple of weeks and I'll be here for OTAs and minicamps," Carimi said. Carimi suffered a dislocated kneecap in Week 2 last season.


Guard

OG | Kevin Haslam | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent OL Kevin Haslam (Jaguars) to a one-year contract Sunday, May 13.

OG | Tony Bergstrom | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen indicated Sunday, May 13, that OG Tony Bergstrom is expected to start out at left guard. "He's done a nice job. He fits the scheme, the zone running scheme and he had some athleticism. He'll be a nice fit in there," Allen said.

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