Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 11, 2012 @ 09:09:34 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams reportedly wanted to pay Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning $25 million per season before he elected to sign in the Mile High City.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Fantasy
If QB Drew Brees does not have a long-term contract in place by Monday, July 16, by the 4 p.m. ET deadline, he has no plans to sign his franchise tender and report to training camp, according to league and team sources. Brees is seeking an average of $20.5 million per year, sources said, while the team has offered him a deal which would average $19.25 million per season, according to a team source.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Grant | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers are not expected to add a veteran running back to the roster, even though free-agent RB Ryan Grant (Packers) would like to re-sign with the team.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens and unsigned franchise player RB Ray Rice are nearing a deadline of Monday, July 16, at 4 p.m. ET to get a deal done. If the two sides cannot work out a long-term deal, Rice will play this season under a $7.742 million franchise tag. "Honestly, I just let my agent take care of all that stuff," Rice said. "My job, I just stay in shape. I know the business side will always take care of itself."

RB | Rock Cartwright | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Rock Cartwright and FS Colin Jones likely have their roster spot hopes tied to how well they can contribute on special teams in training camp and the preseason.

RB | LaMichael James | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Kyle Williams is expected to be the backup return man for the team behind WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee). However, rookie RB LaMichael James is also expected to see some time on punts and kickoffs during training camp, and CB Perrish Cox saw time on kickoff returns during offseason workouts. RB Kendall Hunter and CB Chris Culliver also might get a look on kickoff returns.


Wide Receiver

WR | Josh Gordon | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Updating a previous item, former Baylor WR Josh Gordon (quadriceps) said he is not concerned with the quadriceps injury he suffered during his Pro Day workout Tuesday, July 10.

WR | Tori Gurley | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WRs Diondre Borel and Tori Gurley are considered the favorites to make the 53-man roster for the potential sixth wide receiver spot, but they'll need to hold off youngsters like WRs Dale Moss and Shaky Smithson. "It's got to be the deepest we've been since I've been here," WR Jordy Nelson said. "It's going to be difficult. It always will be. If you have a good team, which we have a good team, and are hopeful about making a run, it's going to be hard to make any position."

WR | Diondre Borel | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WRs Diondre Borel and Tori Gurley are considered the favorites to make the 53-man roster for the potential sixth wide receiver spot, but they'll need to hold off youngsters like WRs Dale Moss and Shaky Smithson. "It's got to be the deepest we've been since I've been here," WR Jordy Nelson said. "It's going to be difficult. It always will be. If you have a good team, which we have a good team, and are hopeful about making a run, it's going to be hard to make any position."

WR | A.J. Jenkins | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WRs A.J. Jenkins and Nathan Palmer each struggled on the final day of minicamp as they attempted to catch punts.

WR | Kyle Williams | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Kyle Williams is expected to be the backup return man for the team behind WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee). However, rookie RB LaMichael James is also expected to see some time on punts and kickoffs during training camp, and CB Perrish Cox saw time on kickoff returns during offseason workouts. RB Kendall Hunter and CB Chris Culliver also might get a look on kickoff returns.

WR | Michael Floyd | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals rookie WR Michael Floyd showed up to WR Larry Fitzgerald's camp Tuesday, July 10. The workouts are taking place in Minnesota. "I know (Fitzgerald) wants the best for me and every time I'm out here with him, I work hard," Floyd said.


Place Kicker

PK | Giorgio Tavecchio | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers PK Giorgio Tavecchio did not a receive a signing bonus to join the team, and his presence is simply to keep PK David Akers fresh during training camp and the preseason.


Guard

OG | Will Rackley | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit
Jacksonville Jaguars OG Will Rackley worked as the starting left guard during offseason workouts, and that is where he is expected to remain into the regular season.


Defensive Line

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff (foot) expects to be cleared to practice when training camp begins.


Linebacker

LB | Chris Galippo | Free Agent | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have released LB Chris Galippo.


Cornerback

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (hip) and WR Danny Coale (foot) are expected to begin camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Strong Safety

SS | Dashon Goldson | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers franchise free-agent SS Dashon Goldson said he is prepared for the possibility that he will have to play out the 2012 season under his $6.212 million tag. "I'm hoping something long term will happen," Goldson said. "I'm not taking anything personally. I look at it as a business move on (San Francisco's) part. That's just the business. If I have to play for the tag, I'll play for the tag. But any guy would love long-term security."


Free Safety

FS | Colin Jones | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Rock Cartwright and FS Colin Jones likely have their roster spot hopes tied to how well they can contribute on special teams in training camp and the preseason.

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