Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 17, 2012 @ 08:56:13 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said his contract negotiations with the team have become "extremely frustrating." The team placed the exclusive rights franchise tag on Brees in March, and the sides have until July 16 to work out a long-term extension. "It's been extremely frustrating for me," Brees said. "I don't think the negotiation should have been this difficult." Brees added that he didn't think there has been a sense of urgency from the team.

QB | Andy Dalton | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has added muscle through his chest and shoulders, as he felt he needed to get stronger in the weight room during the offseason. He weighed 217 on Draft Day 2011, but he now checks in at "224.6," according to Dalton.

QB | Chandler Harnish | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts signed seventh-round draft picks DL Tim Fugger and QB Chandler Harnish to undisclosed deals Wednesday, May 16.


Running Back

RB | Terrance Ganaway | New York Jets | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets signed both RB Terrance Ganaway and OG Robert T. Griffin to four-year, $2.178 million deals. Each player received a $78,860 signing bonus, according to a source.

RB | Vick Ballard | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with fifth-round draft choice RB Vick Ballard on a four-year deal worth $2.24 million. The deal includes a signing bonus of $144,560.


Fullback

FB | Marcel Reece | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders FB Marcel Reece is still not participating in offseason work. The restricted free agent is represented by Joel Segal, who also is the representative for Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson.

FB | Owen Schmitt | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins were interested in signing FB Owen Schmitt, who ended up signing with the Oakland Raiders. The Dolphins appeared to be serious about adding a veteran fullback.

FB | Chad Diehl | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have waived FB Chad Diehl.

FB | Ovie Mughelli | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have scheduled to meet with free-agent FB Ovie Mughelli (Falcons) Thursday, May 17.


Wide Receiver

WR | Christian Bollmann | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions did not sign street free-agent WR Christian Bollmann after his workout. Bollmann had a good workout but ran a slower than expected 40-yard dash time.

WR | Greg Salas | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Greg Salas (leg), who is coming off a serious leg injury, was able to take part in organized team activities (OTAs) Wednesday, May 16, and he did not show any ill-effects of the injury.

WR | Jeremy Ebert | New England Patriots | Transaction, Fantasy
The New England Patriots agreed to a four-year, $2.148 million contract with seventh-round pick WR Jeremy Ebert Wednesday, May 16, according to a league source.

WR | Lavon Brazill | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with sixth-round draft choice WR Lavon Brazill on a four-year deal worth $2.178 million. The deal includes a signing bonus of $78,680.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Wednesday, May 16, to reduce swelling in his right knee. General manager Ruston Webster said the procedure likely will set Britt's rehab back a week or two.

WR | Danario Alexander | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams FB Benjamin Guidugli (foot) and WR Danario Alexander (hamstring) did not participate in the team's workout Wednesday, May 16. Guidugli is wearing a walking boot on his left foot, and Alexander is dealing with a sore hamstring.

WR | Justin Blackmon | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon said he foot feels fine after getting new cleats. Blackmon said his foot was sore during rookie minicamp because the cleats he was wearing did not fit well.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace is not expected to sign his one-year tender offer any time soon. The Steelers will be able to reduce the tender to $577,000 if he does not sign the tender by June 15.

WR | Darius Reynolds | Free Agent | Transaction
The Green Bay Packers have waived WR Darius Reynolds after he failed his physical.


Tight End

TE | Tory Humphrey | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders worked out free-agent TE Tory Humphrey (Saints) but did not sign him to a contract, according to a league source.

TE | Joe Jon Finley | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers have signed free-agent TE Joe Jon Finley (Lions). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team waived TE Tarren Lloyd.

TE | Benjamin Guidugli | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams FB Benjamin Guidugli (foot) and WR Danario Alexander (hamstring) did not participate in the team's workout Wednesday, May 16. Guidugli is wearing a walking boot on his left foot, and Alexander is dealing with a sore hamstring.


Place Kicker

PK | Josh Scobee | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have not had long-term contract talks with franchise free-agent PK Josh Scobee for a while.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Wayne Hunter | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Jets offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo reiterated Wednesday, May 16, that OT Wayne Hunter is the starting right tackle. "Until they ship him out of here or shoot me dead in my office, the guy's starting right tackle," DeGuglielmo said.

OT | Jeff Allen | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs OL Jeff Allen agreed to a four-year, $4.64 million contract with a $1.81 million signing bonus, according to a source.

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OT Rodger Saffold (pectoral) has not receive clearance to participate in team drills during offseason workouts.

OT | Alex Barron | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks have signed free-agent OT Alex Barron (Saints) and OT Andrew Mitchell (Bengals) and undrafted free-agent CB Danny Lisowski (Montana) and TE Cooper Helfet (Duke). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OT | Jason Peters | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Jason Peters (Achilles') could lose money this season because he suffered his injury away from the team's facility and would count as a non-football injury. The collective bargaining agreement states players on the non-football injury list are not entitled to their salary while on the list. Peters could lose at least $3.25 million of his 2012 salary because that is the amount they will be paying OT Demetress Bell to take his spot. The team has talked about the possibility of reducing the salary with Peters and his agent but likely will not reduce his salary.

OT | William Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars OT William Robinson (knee) did not participate in the team's morning workout Wednesday, May 16, because of a knee injury.

OT | Barry Richardson | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have signed free-agent OT Barry Richardson (Chiefs). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Guard

OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (hip) underwent surgery last weekend to repair a tear in his right hip. The hope is he will be back in 10 to 12 weeks.


Offensive Line

OL | Bryan Mattison | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Wednesday, May 16, that a number of players will get a shot at the starting left guard job. In organized team activities (OTAs) Wednesday, OG Bryan Mattison saw most of the work at the position.


Defensive Line

DL | Ikaika Alama-Francis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders worked out free-agent DL Ikaika Alama-Francis (Dolphins) but did not sign him to a contract, according to a league source.

DL | Josh Chapman | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with fifth-round draft choice DT Josh Chapman on a four-year deal worth $2.315 million. The deal includes a signing bonus of $215,512.

DL | Phil Taylor | Cleveland Browns | Injury
The Cleveland Browns believe DT Phil Taylor (pectoral) still has a chance to make a significant impact this season even though he underwent surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle Wednesday, May 16. Taylor is expected to be out four to six months which would mean he would be able to return sometime between September and November.

DL | Mike Martin | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with third-round draft choice DT Mike Martin on a four-year deal worth $2.72 million.


Linebacker

LB | Bryan Thomas | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB Bryan Thomas (Achilles') said he is close to running full speed after missing most of last season with a torn Achilles' tendon. Thomas hopes to be 100 percent for the start of training camp.

LB | Shawne Merriman | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Shawne Merriman (Achilles') said he is feeling as good as he has in three years because he has a full offseason to prepare for this season.

LB | Paul Posluszny | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny (shoulder) said he has not been cleared for full contact at this point but is able to do everything else during workouts.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles') could lose money this season because he suffered his injury away from the team's facility and would count as a non-football injury. The collective bargaining agreement states players on the non-football injury list are not entitled to their salary while on the list. The team could withhold Suggs' first six game checks if he starts the season on the Physically Unable to perform list but are not expected to do so.

LB | Mario Haggan | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have signed free-agent LB Mario Haggan (Broncos). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Cornerback

CB | Morris Claiborne | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Updating a previous item, Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (wrist) is hoping to return for the team's mandatory June minicamp. "I hope to be fully recovered and ready for that," Claiborne said.

CB | Stephon Gilmore | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills have signed first-round draft pick CB Stephon Gilmore to a four-year deal worth roughly $12.1 million with an option for a fifth year, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. All four years are guaranteed.

CB | Josh Gordy | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit
St. Louis Rams CB Josh Gordy was working with the first team in organized team activities (OTAs) Wednesday, May 16. CB Bradley Fletcher (knee) is still recovering from injury, and rookie CB Janoris Jenkins is still acclimating. Those three will battle to start opposite CB Cortland Finnegan.


Strong Safety

SS | Yeremiah Bell | Free Agent | Free Agents
The agent for free-agent SS Yeremiah Bell (Dolphins), Drew Rosenhaus, said Bell is expected to sign with either the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs or Tennessee Titans within the next 24 hours.

SS | Matt Daniels | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams SS Matt Daniels (knee) did not participate in the team's workout Wednesday, May 16. The team wants to ease him into practice because he is still recovering from offseason knee surgery.


Free Safety

FS | Brandon Hardin | Chicago Bears | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Chicago Bears agreed to four-year contract with FS Brandon Hardin worth $2.721 million Wednesday, May 16. The deal includes a $591,376 signing bonus, according to a league source.

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