Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 8, 2012 @ 09:15:52 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints are close to agreeing to a five-year deal with franchise free-agent QB Drew Brees. The two sides have been making progress and there are only minor details to figure out at this point. Brees is expected to receive $20 million in each of the first two seasons of the deal.

QB | Luke McCown | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent QB Luke McCown (Jaguars), according to his agent. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Running Back

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will have his knee examined June 18, to determine if he is cleared to participate at the start of training camp.

RB | Toby Gerhart | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier indicated RB Toby Gerhart may receive a heavy workload at the beginning of the season because of RB Adrian Peterson's (knee) knee. Frazier said the team wants Gerhart at a certain weight when he gets to training camp but do not want him to lose his speed.

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said it would be safe to say that RB Trent Richardson is the starting running back entering training camp.

RB | Tim Hightower | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (knee) and OG Kory Lichtensteiger (knee) still have not received medical clearance to return to practice.


Wide Receiver

WR | Chad Ochocinco | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys are all possible landing spots for free-agent WR Chad Ochocinco (Patriots), but nothing is imminent.

WR | Stephen Hill | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill (hamstring) did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, June 7, because of hamstring tightness. He expects to participate in minicamp next week.

WR | Kendall Wright | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Tennessee Titans have had WR Kendall Wright work at each of the outside wide receiver positions during organized team activities so he can learn how to play at those spots.


Tight End

TE | Tony Moeaki | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs Tony Moeaki (knee) and SS Eric Berry (knee) will have their knees examined June 18, to determine if they can participate at the start of training camp.

TE | Martin Rucker | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs TE Martin Rucker (knee) likely will need surgery for what is believed to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered during organized team activities last week.

TE | Brad Herman | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots TE Brad Herman (leg) was carted off during organized team activities Thursday, June 7, after suffering an apparent leg injury.


Guard

OG | Matt Slauson | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said OL Matt Slauson (shoulder) and LB Bryan Thomas (Achilles') will be limited during the upcoming minicamp because of injury.

OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (hip) has been recovering from hip surgery and hopes to return by the middle of training camp at the latest. He is expected to win the starting right guard job this season.


Defensive Line

DL | Desmond Bryant | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
Oakland Raiders restricted free-agent DL Desmond Bryant has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | Michael Brockers | St. Louis Rams | Transaction
The St. Louis Rams have signed first-round draft choice DT Michael Brockers to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | Aaron Kampman | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars released DL Aaron Kampman Thursday, June 7.


Linebacker

LB | Bryan Thomas | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said OL Matt Slauson (shoulder) and LB Bryan Thomas (Achilles') will be limited during the upcoming minicamp because of injury.

LB | Brian Cushing | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee) participated in organized team activities Thursday, June 7. Cushing missed some of the workouts because of a knee injury.

LB | Brian Banks | Free Agent | Free Agents
Street free-agent LB Brian Banks said the Seattle Seahawks have offered him the chance to participate in their upcoming minicamp on a tryout basis.

LB | Andre Carter | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Free-agent DE Andre Carter (quadriceps) is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn quadriceps muscle but is not ready to participate in practice. Carter met with the New England Patriots' medical staff Wednesday, June 6, to receive a checkup.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (knee) has not been participating in organized team activities this week because of inflammation in his knee. He is still expected to participate in the upcoming minicamp.

LB | Jason Worilds | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jason Worilds (wrist) has not been participating in organized team activities because he underwent wrist surgery earlier in the offseason.

LB | Casey Matthews | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Casey Matthews (back) returned to minicamp practice Thursday, June 7, after missing the last two days with a sore back.


Cornerback

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee (knee) said his knee is around 75 percent recovered at this point but hopes to be a full participant once training camp begins.


Strong Safety

SS | Eric Berry | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs Tony Moeaki (knee) and SS Eric Berry (knee) will have their knees examined June 18, to determine if they can participate at the start of training camp.


Free Safety

FS | LaRon Landry | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said FS LaRon Landry (Achilles') will be at the upcoming minicamp but is not sure how much Landry will be able to do during practice.

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