Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 12, 2012 @ 09:01:56 PDT



QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden reiterated Monday, June 11, that he will sign his rookie contract before training camp starts in late July. "I'm ready to sign it," Weeden said. "I'm not gonna miss any time. I'm gonna sign before (training) camp. It's just nitpick stuff, but we'll get it done. I'll get it done."

QB | Tyler Thigpen | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills QB Tyler Thigpen (abdomen) was able to throw short passes in the red zone during organized team activities Monday, June 11. He sat out two weeks of workouts because of an abdominal strain.

Running Back

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew will not be attending the team's mandatory minicamp that begins Tuesday, June 12, as he seeks a new contract. He could receive a maximum fine of $63,000 if he misses the entire minicamp, per the new collective bargaining agreement.

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson said Monday, June 11, that he feels a contract agreement is near. "As far as the business side, I think it's pretty much wrapped up," Richardson said. "I think everything is pretty much done. There's just some language in there that they have to get done. But as far as business-wise, it's pretty much done."

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer said he does not think RB Chris Johnson will be getting 25 touches per game because that may not be the best think for the team to win games. "To say you're going to get a guy 25 touches a game is pushing it," Palmer said. "That's 400 touches over the course of a season. He's certainly capable of that, but what does it mean for the team? Does it help us win?"


FB | Ryan Mahaffey | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent FB Ryan Mahaffey (Colts) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, June 12.

Wide Receiver

WR | Antonio Bryant | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Antonio Bryant (Bengals) is in Washington to participate in the Seattle Seahawks' minicamp, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Bryant is taking a physical for the club. Bryant has not played in the National Football League since 2009 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010, but never played a game for the Bengals due to an ongoing knee injury.

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy (hamstring) missed the first two weeks of organized team activities (OTAs), but he was a full go last week, and he figured to remain as such for this week's mandatory mini-camp. "It's important, it's important for me to go out there and help the team win," Murphy said. "Whatever the coaches see best for me, that's where I am going to be at. It's a crucial year for me and I am just accepting it with open arms."

WR | Donnie Avery | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson has stressed speed during his makeover of the team's roster. He signed free-agent WR Donnie Avery, who has blinding speed, and nabbed speedster WRs T.Y. Hilton and LaVon Brazill through the draft. In addition, TE Coby Fleener is a tight end in name, but he has elite speed. Free-agent CBs Cassius Vaughn and Justin King also have exceptional speed. "At the end of the day you want people to be fast but also to play fast, and those guys play fast," Grigson said.

WR | Chad Ochocinco | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent WR Chad Ochocinco (Patriots) to a one-year deal Monday, June 11.

WR | Michael Floyd | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Cardinals signed first-round pick WR Michael Floyd to a five-year deal Monday, June 11, and third-round selection CB Jamell Fleming to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

WR | Jesse Holley | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with free-agent WR Jesse Holley (Cowboys) and TE Tyler Urban (Buccaneers). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

WR | Brian Hartline | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (calf) is dealing with a strained calf and did not participate in organized team activities Monday, June 11.

WR | Jerome Simpson | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
The NFL has announced Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson has officially been suspended for the first three games of the 2012 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Simpson has also been fined an additional game check. He is eligible to participate in training camp and preseason games.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (groin) said he is way ahead of schedule in his recovery from offseason groin surgery. He expects to participate in practice next week and get some reps.

WR | Donald Jones | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said WR Donald Jones is currently the frontrunner for the No. 2 wide receiver job but there is a long way to go before the start of the season.

WR | Jarett Dillard | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free-agent WR Jarett Dillard (Jaguars). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team worked Dillard out Monday, June 11, and decided to add him.

WR | Danny Coale | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys signed rookie draft picks WR Danny Coale, TE James Hanna and LB Caleb McSurdy to four-year contracts. They will receive base salaries of $390,000, $480,000, $570,000 and $660,000.

Tight End

TE | Daniel Graham | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Tennessee Titans place to cut TE Daniel Graham, according to a league source.

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller said Monday, June 11, that he would like to enter the season with the security of a long-term deal. "It's a little frustrating," Keller said. However, he added that he isn't terribly concerned because it is still early in the process.

TE | Jake Ballard | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Blake Baratz, agent for free-agent TE Jake Ballard (Giants), said the New York Giants have every intention of re-signing Ballard.

TE | Tory Humphrey | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms with free-agent TE Tory Humphrey (Saints). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Place Kicker

PK | Josh Scobee | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agents
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith said the team has not had many contract talks with franchise free-agent PK Josh Scobee this offseason.

Defensive Line

DL | Vonnie Holliday | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed free-agent DE Vonnie Holliday to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team released DE Conrad Obi.

DL | Rocky Bernard | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants have re-signed free-agent DT Rocky Bernard. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
Detroit Lions franchise free-agent DE Cliff Avril said he will be willing to play on his one-year, $10.6 million tender this season if the two sides are not able to reach a long-term agreement this offseason.


CB | Aaron Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said CB Aaron Williams (knee) left organized team activities Monday, June 11, because of a recurring knee injury. Gailey said Williams leaving was a precautionary move.

CB | Vontae Davis | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Vontae Davis (leg), who has been limited for about a month due to a leg issue, is taking part in organized team activities Monday, June 11.

Free Safety

FS | Nick Polk | Free Agent | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers released FS Nick Polk Monday, June 11. The move was made to cut the roster to 90 players following the signing of RB Ronnie Brown.

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