Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 26, 2012 @ 11:22:55 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow could have any of the following roles this upcoming season: backup/wildcat quarterback; punt protector; red zone quarterback, in addition to working on the kickoff team.

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said he could announce his decision on the team's starting quarterback anytime between the start of training camp and the first preseason game Aug. 10. In other words, QB Brandon Weeden has a good chance of officially receiving the starting nod over the next couple of weeks.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Denver Broncos will limit QB Peyton Manning's throws during the course of training camp. With Manning coming off a missed 2011 season that included a fourth neck surgery, it's expected he will do more in the coming practices than he will later into the preseason and into the regular season.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb opened training camp taking first-team reps at quarterback. He is likely to switch daily with QB John Skelton until the team determines the clear-cut starter.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Last season the Washington Redskins entered training camp and the preseason with a quarterback controversy. This season, QB Robert Griffin III enters as the clear-cut starter, with QB Rex Grossman back this season to serve as the primary backup. Rookie QB Kirk Cousins is also in camp, and he'll serve as the No. 3 quarterback.


Running Back

RB | Armond Smith | Free Agent | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have released RB Armond Smith.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings are expected to place RB Adrian Peterson (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list to start training camp.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
The Oakland Raiders will not overwork RB Darren McFadden during training camp, even though he is 100 percent recovered from a serious foot injury last season. McFadden must reacquaint himself with offensive coordinator Greg Knapp's zone-blocking scheme; however, working him too much in camp does not make sense.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew is not only the NFL's defending rushing champion but is the league's leading rusher since 2009. No other back has amassed more than 1,300 rushing yards in each of the past three years. Jones-Drew is unhappy with his contract and will reportedly not show up for training camp.

RB | David Wilson | New York Giants | Draft, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New York Giants RB David Wilson was drafted at the end of the first round in the 2012 NFL Draft, and he has a real chance to win the primary backup job to RB Ahmad Bradshaw. Wilson has received rave reviews during the offseason due to his speed.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers S DaMon Cromartie-Smith (undisclosed), OT Casey Hampton (knee), LB James Harrison (knee), RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee), OT Max Starks (knee) and LB Jason Worilds (wrist) will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

RB | Delone Carter | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Delone Carter (thumb), OG Ben Ijalana (knee) and OT Anthony Castonzo (ankle) have been cleared to practice once training camp begins.

RB | Joseph Addai | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The New England Patriots have released RB Joseph Addai.


Wide Receiver

WR | Braylon Edwards | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to work out free-agent WR Braylon Edwards (49ers) Thursday, July 26.

WR | Tim Toone | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction, Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons have signed free-agent WR Tim Toone (Broncos) and DT Eli Joseph (Steelers). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

WR | Bryant Johnson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Bryant Johnson (Texans) will work out for the Houston Texans.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WRs Darrius Heyward-Bey and Denarius Moore will likely remain the team's starting wide receivers for the upcoming season.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace should be signed and in camp. "Obviously, we have a desire for him to be here," Tomlin said. "We want him to be part of this thing, both short-term and long-term. We've been in negotiations with him. He's not here today. That's unfortunate for him ... I want the player here. One thing experience has taught me is this is bigger than all of us. It's bigger than Mike, it's bigger than me. So I mean that when I say it's unfortunate for him that he's not here." Wallace has refused to sign the Steelers' $2.472 million restricted free-agent tender.

WR | Kendall Wright | Tennessee Titans | Draft
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon, Kansas City Chiefs DL Dontari Poe, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill, Minnesota Vikings OT Matt Kalil, Oakland Raiders OL Tony Bergstrom and WR Juron Criner, and Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright remain the only 2012 NFL draft picks unsigned.

WR | Roy Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Roy Williams (Bears) will work out for the Houston Texans Thursday, July 26, according to his agent Ben Dogra.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin is expected to report to training camp when it opens Thursday, July 26.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon is penciled in as a starter on one side, but WRs Leonard Hankerson, Joshua Morgan and Santana Moss will be competing for snaps on the other side.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Tennessee Titans have placed WR Kenny Britt (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

WR | Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | Injury, Transaction
The Chicago Bears have placed WR Johnny Knox (back) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Tight End

TE | Michael Egnew | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have signed third-round draft choice TE Michael Egnew. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

TE | Dwayne Allen | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the terms of the deal agreed to by Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen was not known. However, he was slotted to receiver a four-year, $3.2 million contract with a signing bonus of about $834,000.

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley (knee) has been a mainstay with the team, but his backup job to TE Fred Davis, and potentially his roster spot, is being threatened by converted wide receiver TE Niles Paul heading into training camp and the preseason.


Place Kicker

PK | Garrett Hartley | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints PK Garrett Hartley (hip) enters training camp as the kicker of the future, and he is considered to have a stronger leg. He is expected to win the starting job, but the 43-year-old PK John Kasay is nipping at his heels. It is conceivable that both kickers could earn a roster spot.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Matt Kalil | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with first-round draft choice OT Matt Kalil. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OT | Tony Ugoh | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs announced Thursday, July 26, that they have signed free-agent OT Tony Ugoh (Giants). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OT | Jeff Otah | New York Jets | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Jets OL Jeff Otah (knee) did not pass his physical Wednesday, July 25, and if he does not pass it in the next week, he might be headed back to the Carolina Panthers. The team placed Otah on the active/physically unable to perform list after failing the physical. He battled knee problems during his tenure with the Panthers, which is why he played just four games over the past two seasons. A league source said the trade was contingent on Otah passing his physical with the team in the next seven days, or he heads back to Carolina.

OT | Bobby Massie | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Arizona Cardinals OL Jeremy Bridges opened training camp as the starting right tackle. However, he will be challenged by OT Bobby Massie for the starting job.

OT | Doug Free | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys OTs Doug Free and Tyron Smith will be the tackles, with Smith on the left side and Free on the right. That move by head coach Jason Garrett is expected to solve whatever problems the team had on the outside last season.

OT | Anthony Castonzo | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Delone Carter (thumb), OG Ben Ijalana (knee) and OT Anthony Castonzo (ankle) have been cleared to practice once training camp begins.

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OT Rodger Saffold (pectoral) said on his Twitter page that he has been cleared to practice without restrictions once training camp starts.


Guard

OG | Eric Steinbach | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with free-agent OG Eric Steinbach (Browns) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (hip), who is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list, said he is listed as day to day at this point. "I'm day to day right now," Bernadeau said. "I'm feeling confident with how things are going so far. I'm just trying to get back as soon as possible, get my leg strength back. My range of motion is feeling good. My flexibility is doing good. We'll play it day by day right now. It's going to take a while to get my leg strength back."

OG | Ben Ijalana | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts RB Delone Carter (thumb), OG Ben Ijalana (knee) and OT Anthony Castonzo (ankle) have been cleared to practice once training camp begins.

OG | Brian Waters | New England Patriots | Transaction
The New England Patriots have placed OG Brian Waters on the Did Not Report list after not reporting to training camp.

OG | Chandler Burden | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tennessee Titans have released OL Chandler Burden.

OG | Cordaro Howard | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens have signed free-agent OG Cordaro Howard (Bills). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Offensive Line

OL | Jeremy Bridges | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Arizona Cardinals OL Jeremy Bridges opened training camp as the starting right tackle. However, he will be challenged by OT Bobby Massie for the starting job.

OL | Phil Costa | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys C Phil Costa is projected as the team's starting center, but he could be pushed by C Bill Nagy in training camp and the preseason.


Defensive Line

DL | Dontari Poe | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed first-round draft choice DT Dontari Poe. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Corey Peters | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Transaction
The Atlanta Falcons have placed DT Corey Peters (foot) on the Non-Football Injury list. He is expected to miss at least three weeks of training camp because of a foot injury.

DL | Josh Chapman | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DL Josh Chapman (knee) is expected to open training camp on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list.

DL | Mike Patterson | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
Philadelphia Eagles DL Mike Patterson (brain) is not cleared to practice when training camp opens. An unfortunate situation for Patterson opens up an opportunity for DL Fletcher Cox, the team's first-round selection, at defensive tackle. The team has depth with DLs Antonio Dixon and Derek Landri challenging Cox.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora is happy with his contract situation for once, and he plans to report to training camp on time.

DL | Brandon Thompson | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals have signed third-round draft choice DL Brandon Thompson. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Tim Bulman | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have signed free-agent DL Tim Bulman (Texans). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Olivier Vernon | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have signed third-round draft choice DE Olivier Vernon. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Linebacker

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Free Agent | Transaction
The Atlanta Falcons have released LB Lofa Tatupu.

LB | Mychal Kendricks | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
It is believed Philadelphia Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks will need to play and practice poorly in training camp and the preseason to lose his starting strong-side linebacker job. The team likes the speed of Kendricks, which is a must for a linebacker playing behind the "Wide 9" defensive line alignment the Eagles employ.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers S DaMon Cromartie-Smith (undisclosed), OT Casey Hampton (knee), LB James Harrison (knee), RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee), OT Max Starks (knee) and LB Jason Worilds (wrist) will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

LB | Darryl Blackstock | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens have signed free-agent LB Darryl Blackstock (Raiders). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Cornerback

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) has been rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder but is not close to practicing at this point. Jenkins is still dealing with limited range of motion in the shoulder and it will take some time to get the full range back.

CB | Josh Robinson | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings signed third-round draft pick CB Josh Robinson to an undisclosed deal Wednesday, July 25.

CB | Coryell Judie | Free Agent | Transaction
The Denver Broncos have released WR Eric Page and CB Coryell Judie.

CB | Kee-ayre Griffin | Free Agent | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have released CB Kee-ayre Griffin.

CB | Justin Miller | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free-agent CB Justin Miller (Cardinals) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) is expected to miss six weeks with a fractured bone in his knee.


Strong Safety

SS | Dashon Goldson | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday, July 26, that franchise free-agent SS Dashon Goldson has signed his one-year tender.

SS | Kam Chancellor | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
Seattle Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor is likely next in line for a long-term contract extension from the team after C Max Unger was taken care of Wednesday, July 25.

SS | Charlie Peprah | Free Agent | Transaction
The Green Bay Packers have released SS Charlie Peprah.


Free Safety

FS | Chad Faulcon | Free Agent | Transaction
The Atlanta Falcons have waived FS Chad Faulcon.

FS | LaRon Landry | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets FS LaRon Landry (foot) has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list. Landry passed his physical/conditioning test and is cleared for practice.

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather and SS Madieu Williams aren't considered the safest projected starters in the NFL. Head coach Mike Shanahan wanted to make his roster deeper, and he worked to grab plenty of talent at the position. Safeties Reed Doughty, DeJon Gomes, Michael Hamlin, Tanard Jackson and Eain Smith will all be looking to move up the depth chart.

FS | Markelle Martin | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Transaction
The Tennessee Titans have placed FS Markelle Martin (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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