Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 31, 2012 @ 05:57:45 PDT



QB | Kirk Cousins | Washington Redskins | Transaction
The Washington Redskins signed QB Kirk Cousins to a four-year deal worth $2.57 million. The deal is expected to include a signing bonus of $472,688.

QB | Kordell Stewart | Retired | Free Agents
Free-agent QB Kordell Stewart (Ravens) retired Wednesday, May 30, seven years after last stepping on an NFL field. He plans to sign a one-day contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers before officially stepping away from the game.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Denver Broncos offense was sloppy during OTA workouts Wednesday, May 30. QB Peyton Manning and WR Eric Decker stuck around after practice to continue working together after having several miscommunications during the workout.

QB | T.J. Yates | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak indicated Wednesday, May 30, that QBs John Beck and Case Keenum are competing with QB T.J. Yates for the primary backup job to QB Matt Schaub.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QBs Kevin Kolb and John Skelton have been splitting reps with the first-team offense during organized team activities.

Running Back

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (shoulder) came away impressed with RB Adrian Peterson (knee) after Peterson beat Harvin in their two races up a steep hill Wednesday, May 30. Peterson is still just six months removed from major reconstructive knee surgery. "He's amazing. I told him the other day I don't think he's human," Harvin said. "Two weeks ago he beat a couple guys in a race. When I got here yesterday, I told them guys they should be embarrassed."

RB | Daniel Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said he likes the size of RB Daniel Thomas, but the second-year back needs to do a better job of picking up the blitz.

Wide Receiver

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he is not opposed to using WR Dez Bryant as a punt returner in 2012. "I have no issue with us making business decisions relative to him returning punts," Jones said. "What I do want him to do is to get enough repetitions so he can have a sense of fielding them and when to field them and when not to field them and make those kinds of judgments, but I like him back there to use him. When we've got a long field or a chance for a return, he's quite a weapon and I'm for using him."

WR | Cole Beasley | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley is slowly working himself into consideration for the third or fourth receiver spot. Beasley is one of the team's sharpest route-runners. He took some reps with the first-team offense alongside WRs Dez Bryant and Miles Austin during organized team activities Wednesday, May 30.

WR | Keshawn Martin | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Keshawn Martin has been returning punts in organized team activities (OTAs), and he is confident he can help the team returning kickoffs, too. "I returned a couple of kicks at Michigan State, so I feel like I can definitely return kicks, too," Martin said Wednesday, May 30.

WR | DeVier Posey | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR DeVier Posey continues to show well during organized team activities (OTAs), but head coach Gary Kubiak wants him to work on his conditioning. "He continues to do good things. I want his conditioning level, and I'm not saying it's bad but all these young guys need to get to where you can go all day in this Texas heat," Kubiak said.

WR | Dwight Jones | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Dwight Jones informed the team he didn't want to play football anymore. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday, May 30, he spoke with Jones, and was hopeful he would give it another shot someday.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver will receive a total of $2.5 million for the 2012 season, including $500,000 up front.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said Wednesday, May 30, that WR Victor Cruz has been impressive during organize team activities (OTAs). "That's what's nice about now. It's like he hasn't missed a beat," Gilbride said.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester worked in the slot during practice Wednesday, May 30, in a role which might have offered a glimpse into his future role. "It's fun," Hester said. "It's easier to read coverages in the slot." New offensive coordinator Mike Tice and quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates said Hester would have an integral role in the offense despite the addition of WR Brandon Marshall during the offseason.

WR | Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) has been working on an elliptical machine, as he slowly works his way back from spinal fusion surgery. Knox knows there is a chance he could miss the entire 2012 season.

WR | Golden Tate | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Golden Tate (hand) is not participating in organized team activities because of a broken hand. The team expects Tate to be ready for the start of training camp.

WR | Derek Session | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills have signed undrafted free-agent WR Derek Session (Maine). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team released OL Paul Madsen.

Tight End

TE | Heath Miller | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller is expected to play a key role as a receiver in new offensive coordinator Todd Haley's system. "Haley is excited about what Heath Miller is capable of," head coach Mike Tomlin said. "He's been very clear about that, his excitement to work with Miller. I would imagine that the tight end is going to be a part of our plan."

TE | Zach Miller | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks TE Zach Miller won't necessarily spend all of his time blocking, even though the team acquired TE Kellen Winslow from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "They want me to get out more on some routes moreso than last year, when I was in protection a lot," Miller said Wednesday, May 30. "Then I'll be in protection sometimes as well."

Defensive Line

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions continue to talk with franchise free-agent DL Cliff Avril about a multiyear deal, even though negotiations have not gone well thus far. "We've had conversations and we continue to have dialogue," team president Tom Lewand said. "We'll leave the dialogue open. I talked to (Avril's agent) Brian (Mackler) recently, and we have an ongoing dialogue. We've said all along, we'd like Cliff to be here. We've made some very substantial offers to him. We haven't been able to work a deal out. We'll continue to talk with an eye toward getting something done."


LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
The Baltimore Ravens for now are holding out hope LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles') can recover quickly and perhaps play in a reduced role as a pass rusher late in the season, taking the field only on passing downs.

LB | Bradie James | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips indicated Wednesday, May 30, that LB Bradie James will be the team's defensive signal caller. "He calls all the signals and all the audibles," Phillips said. "He already knows them, so that's the good thing."

LB | Darryl Sharpton | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB Darryl Sharpton (quadriceps) is still not participating in organized team activities (OTAs). "He's behind. How far is he behind? When he comes back, we'll find out," head coach Gary Kubiak said.

LB | DeMarcus Ware | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (neck) did not participate in organized team activities Wednesday, May 30, because of a neck strain. Head coach Jason Garrett said the injury is not a big deal and expects Ware to practice Thursday, May 31.

LB | Brian Banks | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have contacted street free-agent LB Brian Banks to express their interest but have not scheduled a tryout at this point.


CB | Richard Marshall | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins CB Richard Marshall (leg) has been sidelined during organized team activities (OTAs) due to a leg injury.

Strong Safety

SS | Torri Williams | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Houston Texans SS Torri Williams has been seeing time at cornerback during organized team activities (OTAs). He spent the past two seasons playing safety, but played both safety and cornerback at Purdue.

SS | Chris X. Clemons | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin continues to use SS Chris X. Clemons and SS Reshad Jones as his starting safeties during organized team activities (OTAs).

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