Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 15, 2012 @ 10:56:37 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden had a strong rookie minicamp, and head coach Pat Shurmur said Weeden is making a strong case for himself in his pursuit of the starting job. "There's no question I think he's headed in the right direction," Shurmur said. "He showed us in the first minicamp that he can throw the ball in this league, and now we'll get a chance to see him interact with the team, the full squad, and see how he does."

QB | Rhett Bomar | Free Agent | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have waived QB Rhett Bomar and TE Andre Hardy.

QB | Aaron Corp | Free Agent | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills have waived QB Aaron Corp and FS Ian Wild.


Running Back

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt said Monday, May 14, that the team will likely have to back off RB Mark Ingram (knee) at the start of training camp. However, Ingram should get the green light for the regular season.

RB | Rashad Jennings | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings is expected to see more reps during organized team activities (OTAs) with RB Maurice Jones-Drew not in attendance.

RB | Adonis Thomas | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur indicated Monday, May 14, that RB Adonis Thomas can compete for a roster spot. "It was just a weekend tryout, and (he) impressed us enough where we signed him to our 90-man roster. So he'll be coming to training camp with us. He did a terrific job and we feel like he's got a chance to contribute," Shurmur said.

RB | Jerome Messam | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins RB Jerome Messam (knee) is scheduled to undergo knee surgery Tuesday, May 15. It will be the second surgery on the knee in the last five months.

RB | Javarris James | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals have signed free-agent RB Javarris James (Colts) and PK Ricky Schmitt (Chargers) as well as undrafted free-agent CB Larry Parker (San Diego State) and S Eddie Elder (Arizona State). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Terrance Ganaway | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets have agreed to terms with sixth-round draft choice RB Terrance Ganaway on a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

RB | Robert Turbin | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks have signed fourth-round draft choice RB Robert Turbin to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

RB | Armond Smith | Free Agent | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns released RB Armond Smith.


Fullback

FB | Owen Schmitt | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent FB Owen Schmitt (Eagles) has a tryout scheduled this week with the Oakland Raiders.

FB | Bradie Ewing | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction
The Atlanta Falcons have signed fifth-round draft choice FB Bradie Ewing, sixth-round draft choice SS Charles Mitchell and seventh-round draft choice DT Travian Robertson. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Transaction, Fantasy
New England Patriots franchise free-agent WR Wes Welker announced Tuesday, May 15, that he signed his franchise tender.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell is believed to be the favorite for the No. 2 wide receiver job opposite WR Steve Smith.

WR | Brandon LaFell | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell is believed to be the favorite for the No. 2 wide receiver job opposite WR Steve Smith.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday, May 14, that WR Mohamed Massaquoi needs to step up this summer. "It's time for him to show us what we know he can do," Shurmur said. "I think last year he was hampered by injury, which can be tough for a receiver. What I've seen thus far in the offseason, it looks like he's gonna be ready to go."

WR | Keshawn Martin | Houston Texans | Transaction
The Houston Texans have signed fourth-round draft choices C Ben Jones, WR Keshawn Martin and Jared Crick, fifth-round draft choice PK Randy Bullock and sixth-round draft choice OT Nick Mondek. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

WR | Mike Campbell | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have signed free-agent WR Mike Campbell (Jets). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Dorin Dickerson | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent TE Dorin Dickerson (Patriots) and undrafted free-agent OT James Cameron (Mississippi State) and S Nick Saenz (Houston). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Brandon Collins | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants have signed undrafted free-agent WR Brandon Collins (Southeast Louisiana) and SS Will Hill (Florida). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

WR | Wallace Miles | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have signed undrafted free-agent WR Wallace Miles (North Carolina A&T). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Kenny Stafford | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction, Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons have signed undrafted free-agent FB Lee Meisner (CSU-Pueblo), WR Kenny Stafford (Toledo) and TE Aron White (Georgia). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said the team has not considered signing free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) at this point.


Tight End

TE | Jordan Cameron | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday, May 14, that he expects TE Jordan Cameron to take a big step forward this season. "The guy that looks way different is Jordan Cameron. Oh, gosh - the size - and he's had a great offseason. He's a guy that hadn't played much football, so I think he'll make a big improvement this year," Shurmur said.

TE | Benjamin Watson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns TE Benjamin Watson (concussion), who had three concussions last year, is poised to come back, according to head coach Pat Shurmur. "He's fine," Shurmur said Monday, May 14. "He looks great. He's ready to go."

TE | Andre Hardy | Free Agent | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have waived QB Rhett Bomar and TE Andre Hardy.

TE | Brent Celek | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Monday, May 14, that TE Brent Celek (hernia, hip) will be limited in the team's minicamp, but he should be fine for training camp.


Place Kicker

PK | Connor Barth | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Connor Barth is headed to town on the eve of the team's first day of organized team activities (OTAs). The team used the franchise tag on Barth, but he has not signed his $2.645-million tender nor reached an agreement on a long-term deal.

PK | Randy Bullock | Houston Texans | Transaction
The Houston Texans have signed fourth-round draft choices C Ben Jones, WR Keshawn Martin and Jared Crick, fifth-round draft choice PK Randy Bullock and sixth-round draft choice OT Nick Mondek. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

PK | John Kasay | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt said PKs Garrett Hartley and John Kasay will compete for the kicking job during training camp.

PK | Garrett Hartley | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt said PKs Garrett Hartley and John Kasay will compete for the kicking job during training camp.

PK | Josh Scobee | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agents
Jacksonville Jaguars franchise free-agent PK Josh Scobee is not expected to be present for the start of organized team activities because he is not under contract.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jason Peters | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Jason Peters (Achilles') ruptured his Achilles' tendon for a second time and had a second surgery to repair the injury. He is facing an extra three weeks in his recovery.

OT | Alex Barron | Free Agent | Free Agents
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the team will consider signing free-agent OT Alex Barron (Saints) after he performed well during the minicamp on a tryout basis.


Guard

OG | Chris Riley | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Tuesday, May 15, that they waived OG Chris Riley after claiming him off waivers from the Washington Redskins May 8. Riley didn't pass his team physical.

OG | Jahri Evans | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt indicated Monday, May 14, the team might back off OG Jahri Evans (knee) during training camp after offseason surgery.

OG | Eric Steinbach | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur indicated Monday, May 14, that the door is open for a potential reunion with free-agent OG Eric Steinbach, released in March. "There's a chance (he could be brought back)," Shurmur said. "I know he's out in that free-agent world right now trying to find a home."

OG | Brandyn Dombrowski | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OG Brandyn Dombrowski (undisclosed) has been limited during offseason workouts because of an undisclosed injury. Dombrowski is wearing a walking boot on his right foot but head coach Norv Turner said it is not serious.

OG | Levi Horn | Free Agent | Transaction
The Chicago Bears have waived TE Andre P. Smith, OG Reggie Stephens and OT Levi Horn.

OG | Reggie Stephens | Free Agent | Transaction
The Chicago Bears have waived TE Andre P. Smith, OG Reggie Stephens and OT Levi Horn.


Defensive Line

DL | Garrett Brown | San Diego Chargers | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent DL Garrett Brown (Chiefs) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, May 15.

DL | Phil Taylor | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday, May 14, that DL Phil Taylor (pectoral) will have surgery Wednesday, May 16, to repair a torn left pectoral muscle suffered while lifting weights last week.

DL | Jared Crick | Houston Texans | Transaction
The Houston Texans have signed fourth-round draft choices C Ben Jones, WR Keshawn Martin and Jared Crick, fifth-round draft choice PK Randy Bullock and sixth-round draft choice OT Nick Mondek. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

DL | Ray Kibble | Free Agent | Transaction
The Atlanta Falcons have waived DT Ray Kibble.


Linebacker

LB | Scott Fujita | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns LBs James-Michael Johnson and Emmanuel Acho might receive a chance to crack the starting lineup right away if starting strong-side LB Scott Fujita has his three-game suspension upheld by the NFL.

LB | James-Michael Johnson | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns LBs James-Michael Johnson and Emmanuel Acho might receive a chance to crack the starting lineup right away if starting strong-side LB Scott Fujita has his three-game suspension upheld by the NFL.

LB | Emmanuel Acho | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns LBs James-Michael Johnson and Emmanuel Acho might receive a chance to crack the starting lineup right away if starting strong-side LB Scott Fujita has his three-game suspension upheld by the NFL.

LB | Najee Goode | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed fifth-round draft choice LB Najee Goode to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

LB | JoJo Dickson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns have signed free-agent LB JoJo Dickson (Jaguars). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Defensive Back

DB | Wade Bonner | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed undrafted free-agent DB Wade Bonner (Mississippi State). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team released WR Darnell Williams.


Strong Safety

SS | Yeremiah Bell | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to visit with free-agent SS Yeremiah Bell (Dolphins) Wednesday, May 16.

SS | Dashon Goldson | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers franchise free-agent SS Dashon Goldson does not plan to sign his one-year tender offer in the near future. Goldson has been working out in Los Angeles this offseason and does not plan to travel to San Francisco.

SS | Brandon Taylor | San Diego Chargers | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms with third-round draft choice SS Brandon Taylor. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

SS | Chad Jones | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The New York Giants have waived SS Chad Jones (leg) because he failed a physical.


Free Safety

FS | Chris Crocker | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans are scheduled to meet with free-agent FS Chris Crocker (Bengals) and SS Yeremiah Bell (Dolphins) Tuesday, May 15.

FS | Will Hill | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants have signed undrafted free-agent WR Brandon Collins (Southeast Louisiana) and SS Will Hill (Florida). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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