Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 23, 2012 @ 14:12:58 PDT



QB | Brodie Croyle | Retired | Free Agents
Free-agent QB Brodie Croyle (Chiefs) has retired from the National Football League.

QB | Ryan Tannehill | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill worked mainly with the backups in practice Tuesday, May 22, during organized team activities (OTAs). QB David Garrard and QB Matt Moore split the first-team reps.

Running Back

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) said he is doing well in his rehab but does not know when he will be able to return. He said he has been able to do more than just run straight ahead.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | Free Agent | Free Agents
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he would have no issue if free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Jets) were to return to the team as a third-down back. "I love LT and all that he brought and meant to us when he was here. I don't know if that is being considered or that's even an option, but I wouldn't have any objection to it whatsoever," Rivers said. The Chargers, however, are unlikely to bring Tomlinson back.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (foot) has showed no lingering effects during offseason workouts from the foot injury that forced him to miss the final nine games last season. He has displayed great speed in practice.

RB | Lamar Miller | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller is likely to see plenty of time in the slot. Miller was particularly impressive at organized team activities (OTAs).

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Sean Howard, the agent for Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee), said his client underwent "a clean-out procedure" and not microfracture surgery, which would have required extensive rehab. Wells plans to be ready for a full season, but he's unlikely to practice during organized team workouts. "He's in shape and looks good," Howard said. "The doctors and the Cardinals have decided to play it safe. Rather than rush him back, the consensus opinion was to let him heal."


FB | Chris Gronkowski | Denver Broncos | Transaction
The Denver Broncos acquired FB Chris Gronkowski from the Indianapolis Colts Wednesday, May 23, in exchange for CB Cassius Vaughn.

FB | Ovie Mughelli | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent FB Ovie Mughelli (Falcons) is visiting the St. Louis Rams Wednesday, May 23.

Wide Receiver

WR | Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) said he is working hard in his rehab from back surgery but is not sure if he will be able to play this season. Knox said he lost 30 pounds after the surgery but has added 10 of those pounds back.

WR | Danny Coale | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Danny Coale (foot) has a broken left foot and will undergo surgery by the end of the week. Coale suffered the injury at the end of practice Tuesday, May 22. Coale is expected to be back around the start of training camp.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace visited the team last week and talked with head coach Mike Tomlin. When Wallace left, he took with him a playbook. "He's going to be studying, so when he comes he knows (the plays)," WR Antonio Brown said. Tomlin is not concerned with Wallace falling behind. "It will be a little bit of short-term misery," Tomlin said, "but it won't be significant in the big scheme of things, hopefully."

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have not shown any interest in free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets), even though Burress would love to work out for the team.

WR | Jarius Wright | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings signed WR Jarius Wright (fourth-round pick), WR Greg Childs (fourth round), DB Robert Blanton (fifth round), PK Blair Walsh (sixth round), LB Audie Cole (seventh round) and DT Trevor Guyton (seventh round) to undisclosed deals Tuesday, May 22.

Tight End

TE | Taylor Thompson | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with fifth-round draft pick TE Taylor Thompson and seventh-round draft pick DE Scott Solomon. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

TE | Rhett Ellison | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings have signed fourth-round draft pick TE Rhett Ellison to a four-year contract worth $2.4 million with a $300,000 signing bonus.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Jonathan Martin | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have signed second-round draft pick OT Jonathan Martin to a four-year deal worth nearly $5 million that includes a $1.9 million signing bonus.

OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins OT Artis Hicks said Tuesday, May 22, that he is playing tackle exclusively, and he is behind OT Jake Long and OT Lydon Murtha.

Defensive Line

DL | Chandler Jones | New England Patriots | Transaction
The New England Patriots have signed first-round draft choice DL Chandler Jones. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Aaron Kampman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Aaron Kampman (knee) is not expected to be ready to practice until sometime during training camp.

DL | Phillip Merling | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers signed free-agent DL Phillip Merling (Dolphins) to an undisclosed deal Wednesday, May 23, and released TE Cameron Ford and QB Nick Hill.


LB | Jamar Chaney | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Jamar Chaney (neck) participated in the organized team activities Tuesday, May 22. Head coach Andy Reid previous said LB Jamar Chaney would be out until training camp but Chaney received medical clearance to participate in the workouts.

LB | Keenan Clayton | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Wednesday, May 23, that LB Keenan Clayton (hernia) underwent successful surgery Tuesday, May 22, to repair a torn core muscle.

LB | Jerry Brown | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts announced Wednesday, May 23, they have signed street free-agent LB Jerry Brown. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Brandon Peguese | Free Agent | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts announced Wednesday, May 23, they have waived LB Brandon Peguese.

LB | Stephen Tulloch | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB Stephen Tulloch (knee) said the knee tendonitis that will keep him out of workouts until the end of May wouldn't have caused him to miss regular-season practices or games. Tulloch confirmed that he's received an injection to help the tendonitis heal, but he insists the condition will have no longterm effects. "The whole knee is structurally fine," Tulloch said. "I just wanted to take precautions when it comes to (rehab), so I can give 100 percent during the regular season."

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (knee) did not take part in organized team activities Tuesday, May 22, but he is expected to be completely healthy when training camp opens.

LB | Eddie Jones | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets waived LB Eddie Jones and S DeAngelo Smith Tuesday, May 22.


CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis (knee) is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and could return to practice at some point in June.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee (knee) said he hopes to be ready for the start of training camp after undergoing knee surgery earlier this offseason.

CB | Antwaun Molden | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Antwaun Molden (hamstring) was carted off the field during organized team activities Wednesday, May 23, after suffering a hamstring injury.

CB | Brian Witherspoon | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Brian Witherspoon (knee) was carted off the field during organized team activities Wednesday, May 23. Head coach Tom Coughlin said it is believed Witherspoon suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

CB | De'Quan Menzie | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs CB De'Quan Menzie (hamstring) is sidelined for organized team activities (OTAs) due to a hamstring injury.

CB | Nate Clements | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Nate Clements (abdominal) is nursing an abdominal strain, and said Tuesday, May 22, that he might not be back until late in organized team activities (OTAs), if at all.

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (groin) has been sidelined during organized team activities (OTAs) due to a groin injury. He might be able to return to the field sometime next week.

CB | Adam Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cincinnati Bengals CB Jason Allen, CB Adam Jones and CB Terence Newman are all seeing more snaps during organized team activities due to several injuries at the position.

Strong Safety

SS | Michael Mitchell | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders SS Michael Mitchell (knee) remains sidelined during organized team activities following knee surgery and likely won't practice until training camp.

SS | Eric Berry | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (knee) is not practicing during organized team activities (OTAs), but he still expects to be ready by training camp in July.

Free Safety

FS | Kendrick Lewis | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs FS Kendrick Lewis (shoulder) has been slow to return from offseason surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. He is uncertain if he will be ready for training camp.

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