Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 5, 2012 @ 09:29:46 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Alex Tanney | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs announced Tuesday, June 5, they have signed free-agent QB Alex Tanney. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Despite receiving some criticism from the media regarding their lack of execution in the passing game during offseason workouts, Denver Broncos head coach John Fox is not worried about QB Peyton Manning. "Physically, (Manning) looks the same to me as he's always looked," Fox said. "I think our passing game is way further along now than it was at this time a year ago."

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he wants to play for the team for the rest of his career. He currently has three years and $29.25 million left on his five-year, $63.5 million extension. "I think they're an organization who is going to do what's best for the organization," Rodgers said of future contract talks with the Packers. "Obviously my representation, just like any representation, is trying to get the most money possible at times. I don't see it being an issue. I want to be a Packer for life and I don't see myself going anywhere else."

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow said he will attend QB Mark Sanchez's "Jets West" passing camp in a few weeks after Sanchez invited Tebow to attend. WR Santonio Holmes didn't invite Tebow for a few days of informal workouts with Sanchez a few months ago.


Running Back

RB | Kevin Faulk | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Kevin Faulk (Patriots) hasn't given up hope of a return to the New England Patriots in 2012. However, the team has not reached out to Faulk about returning. "I hope so. I'm still praying, hoping," Faulk said. "If it doesn't happen, hey, I had a long run. God has blessed me with a long career as a running back, as a football player in general. But if it doesn't happen, hey, I'm moving on."

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best said he has not experienced concussion-like symptoms since last year and is ready for the upcoming season. "I'm pretty sure if there was any real damage going on, I would have physical problems and mental problems," Best said. "I have no problems. I'm not worried."

RB | Dion Lewis | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB Dion Lewis has been working hard during the offseason to fill the role of primary backup to RB LeSean McCoy. "Knowing that there's an opening to get more touches, you know you've got to compete. At the same time, you've got to show it in practice by not making mistakes and making plays," Lewis said Monday, June 4.

RB | Mikel Leshoure | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (Achilles', ankle) did not participate in organized team activities Monday, June 4, because of a sore right ankle.

RB | Javarris Williams | Free Agent | Transaction
The Houston Texans have waived RB Javarris Williams.


Fullback

FB | Marcel Reece | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
Oakland Raiders exclusive rights free-agent FB Marcel Reece has signed his one-year tender offer and will make $540,000 this season.


Wide Receiver

WR | Terrell Owens | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Bengals) left long-time high-powered agent, Drew Rosenhaus and hired Jordan Woy in hopes of pursuing a pro football career. "I am making changes in my life so I can continue my career as a professional football player," Owens said. "I have hired Jordan Woy as my new agent. It was important for me to hire someone who believes in my ability to help an NFL team and believes in me as a person."

WR | Michael Floyd | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt praised work ethic of rookie WR Michael Floyd. "He's worked hard," Whisenhunt said Monday, June 4. "That's one of the things we liked about him."

WR | Justin Blackmon | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon will not be offered a plea bargain in his aggravated driving under the influence case. The district attorney said Blackmon will have to go on trial if he does not plead guilty to the charge.

WR | Maurice Stovall | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free-agent WR Maurice Stovall (Lions) on a one-year deal. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Jonathan Baldwin | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin (migraines) participated in organized team activities Monday, June 4, after sitting out Friday, June 1, with migraines.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said WR Kenny Britt (knee) is expected to be limited at the start of training camp and could sit out the first two or three preseason games to protect his knee.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White said he expects his production to go down this offseason because offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter wants the other receivers to be more involved in the offense. "I know that sounds crazy, but we've got other guys out there that can play," White said. "[WR Julio Jones] is going to be a big part of the offense this year. [WR Harry Douglas] is going to do wonders in the slot. We have to maximize our talent and get the ball in everyone's hands." White indicated the team may use some five-receiver sets this season.


Tight End

TE | Martellus Bennett | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring) said he added muscle this offseason which added weight and that he has not gotten fat during the offseason. "Just put on a lot of muscle this summer," Bennett said. "Been working out since January. Faster, stronger, jump higher, run longer, great condition -- every conditioning test we had, I aced." Bennett said he pulled his hamstring because he overworked himself. He hopes to participate in the team's upcoming minicamp.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jeff Otah | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OT Jeff Otah's (knee) left knee is OK, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Otah underwent an MRI last week after he developed swelling around the knee. Otah's status for the rest of organized team activities and next week's mandatory minicamp is uncertain.

OT | Max Starks | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers are not expected to re-sign free-agent OT Max Starks this offseason because they have OTs Mike X. Adams and Marcus Gilbert as starters.

OT | William Beatty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT William Beatty (back) and DT Shaun Rogers (elbow) did not participate in organized team activities Monday, June 4, because of injury.


Guard

OG | Bobbie Williams | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Free-agent OG Bobbie Williams (ankle) said he is around 85 percent recovered from the ankle surgery he underwent last season. He said he wants to play this season but likely will not re-sign with the Cincinnati Bengals.

OG | Kelechi Osemele | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OG Kelechi Osemele (undisclosed) will participate in organized team activities this week after suffering an undisclosed injury last week.

OG | Kyle DeVan | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans have signed free-agent OG Kyle DeVan (Eagles). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team released RB Darryl Whiting.


Defensive Line

DL | Jarvis Jenkins | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins (knee) said his knee is feeling great but still needs to build stamina as well as football instincts. Jenkins has shown power and explosiveness during organized team activities this offseason and has received a lot of reps during practices.

DL | Shaun Rogers | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT William Beatty (back) and DT Shaun Rogers (elbow) did not participate in organized team activities Monday, June 4, because of injury.


Linebacker

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles') said Monday, June 4, that he expects to be back no later than the end of November. He is just one month removed from surgery to repair a partially torn right Achilles'. He said his comeback is going well, and his foot has already been placed in a boot.

LB | Brian Cushing | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said LB Brian Cushing (knee) underwent an MRI on his knee Monday, June 4, as a precaution. Cushing did not participate in organized team activities because of a sore knee and could miss more practices this week.


Cornerback

CB | Elbert Mack | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent CB Elbert Mack (Buccaneers) agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (toe) has only recently begun to run again after having an injection in his surgically repaired foot to secure his fifth metatarsal. "Prince is cleared to do individuals," head coach Tom Coughlin said. "So that is a real good sign."

CB | Terence Newman | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator said Monday, June 4, that CB Terence Newman is too small to be considered for time at the safety position.

CB | Nate Clements | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Cincinnati Bengals CB Nate Clements (abdomen) and CB Leon Hall (Achilles') have the intelligence and skills sets to chip in at the safety position if needed, according to defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. CB Jason Allen also has a history of contributing at the safety position, and could see time there as well if needed.

CB | Jason Allen | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Cincinnati Bengals CB Nate Clements (abdomen) and CB Leon Hall (Achilles') have the intelligence and skills sets to chip in at the safety position if needed, according to defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. CB Jason Allen also has a history of contributing at the safety position, and could see time there as well if needed.

CB | Corey Gatewood | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have signed undrafted free-agent CB Corey Gatewood (Stanford). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

CB | Adam Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CBs Leon Hall (Achilles), Nate Clements (abdomen) and Adam Jones (undisclosed) are not participating on organized team activities Monday, June 4.

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (groin) is participating in organized team activities Monday, June 4. Kirkpatrick has been battling a groin injury this offseason.


Safety

S | Emmanuel Lamur | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer likes what he has seen out of undrafted free-agent LB Emmanuel Lamur at WILL linebacker. Zimmer thinks Lamur has a chance to ba good player.


Strong Safety

SS | Jeromy Miles | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer feels SS Jeromy Miles has the skill set to play cornerback if needed. Zimmer isn't ruling out any of his safeties chipping in at the cornerback position if it fits the team's package.

SS | Taylor Mays | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cincinnati Bengals SS Taylor Mays has been seeing the most reps with the first-team defense opposite FS Reggie Nelson during organized team activities (OTAs).

SS | Tyler Sash | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Tyler Sash (hamstring) suffered a strained hamstring during organized team activities Monday, June 4. Sash could miss the rest of the offseason workouts and wait to return during training camp.

SS | Dashon Goldson | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers franchise free-agent SS Dashon Goldson is looking to sign a contract that is worth an average of $8 million a season but the team likely will not be willing to offer him more than $7 million a season.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (ankle) was held out of organized team activities Monday, June 4, because he rolled his ankle last week. He was not limping and the injury does not appear to be serious.

FS | Abram Elam | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent FS Abram Elam (Cowboys) to an undisclosed deal Monday, June 4.

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