Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 23, 2013 @ 09:52:54 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said Wednesday, Jan. 23, it is premature at this point to suggest QB Brandon Weeden will be the starting quarterback in 2013.

QB | Ryan Nassib | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib appears to have helped his NFL Draft stock this week at the Senior Bowl, and as a result he could be a first-round pick.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) believes he can make a return to the NFL, despite currently weighing 308 pounds. Russell has been working out for the last six weeks in an attempt to get back in shape and return to the field. "It's going to feel good to go back out there again. I will make this happen," Russell said.

QB | Terrelle Pryor | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said in a radio interview Tuesday, Jan. 22, that QB Terrelle Pryor will have a chance to compete for the starting quarterback job in 2013.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones indicated Tuesday, Jan. 22, that he is firmly behind QB Tony Romo going forward. "Tony is so much on the page with us," Jones said. "He's naturally a glass half-full guy, so he's fired up about what we can do. I'll tell you this, I really would hate to be sitting here talking about getting better, and starting fresh at quarterback and not having Romo. He's a big part of what we got to go with."

QB | Matt Flynn | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks are expected to be willing to trade QB Matt Flynn, but it'll be hard for them to find a trade partner when many other teams expect Seattle to outright cut him.

QB | EJ Manuel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
NFL draft prospect QB EJ Manuel met with Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly Monday, Jan. 21. Manuel said he had a great conversation with Kelly.

QB | Mike Glennon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Four NFL teams could select a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft, according to NFL Network's Mike Mayock. The top quarterback's at the Senior Bowl that could be selected in the first round are N.C. State's Mike Glennon, Arkansas' Tyler Wilson, Miami of Ohio's Zac Dysert and Syracuse's Ryan Nassib, according to Mayock.

QB | Ryan Tannehill | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said the team must get QB Ryan Tannehill help in the offseason. "We've got to get him help," Ireland said of Tannehill."Maybe it's (O-line) help. We've got to score TDs. That's what we didn't do enough of."

QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson wants to see the team bring in another quarterback to give QB Ryan Fitzpatrick some serious competition for the starting job. "Because competition brings out the best in us," Johnson said. "If we went out and got another quarterback, who knows what'll happen? Fitz may still win, or the other guy my win. Let it happen like that." However, Johnson is still confident the team can win with Fitzpatrick at quarterback. Fitzpatrick was ranked 32nd out of 33 quarterbacks this year with a 27.5 completion percentage on passes that traveled at least 20 yards.


Running Back

RB | Cedric Benson | Green Bay Packers | Free Agents, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB Cedric Benson could very well return as the team's starting running back in 2013. "I think there's a chance for that," Benson said. "At least I sure hope there is. I've been around a long time, and I know it's a strange league. But I really hope I get another chance here."

RB | Marcus Lattimore | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) was walking without a limp at Senior Bowl practice Tuesday, Jan. 22, and said he feels good.

RB | Willis McGahee | Denver Broncos | Injury, Draft
NFL draft prospect RB Marcus Lattimore said he has spoken to Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (knee) about coming back from a serious knee injury.


Wide Receiver

WR | Denard Robinson | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Michigan WR Denard Robinson (elbow) is not wearing a yellow no-contact jersey and is a full participant in Senior Bowl practice Wednesday, Jan. 23.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix said he'd like to see WR Stevie Johnson line up in the slot more next season.

WR | Greg Orton | Denver Broncos | Transaction
The Denver Broncos signed CB Mario Butler and WR Greg Orton to reserve/futures contracts Tuesday, Jan. 22.

WR | Titus Young | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Titus Young is threatening to not play football if he does not get the ball thrown to him more. "Like I said I never been selfish but if I'm not going to get the football I don't want to play anymore," Young said through his twitter account. Young has a long list of previous issues with the Lions, including punching a teammate and intentionally lining up in the wrong place on the field before ultimately being sent home and placed on Injured Reserve at the end of the season.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald will play in the 2013 Pro Bowl for the NFC squad this weekend as a replacement for Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip). This will be Fitzgerald's seventh Pro Bowl selection, which is the most by an offensive player in Cardinals history.


Tight End

TE | Kyle Rudolph | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph was selected to his first Pro Bowl for the NFC squad, and he'll replace Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez (undisclosed), who will not play due to injury.


Offensive Tackle

OT | D.J. Fluker | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Alabama OT D.J. Fluker measured in at 6-foot-4 7/8, 355 pounds, and his arm length came out to 36 3/8 inches. Fluker won't practice this week due to a training injury, but he impressed during his time at the Senior Bowl.


Guard

OG | Chris Kuper | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OG Chris Kuper (fibula) has opted out of playing in the Pro Bowl, and he will have surgery to repair what turned out to be another break in his lower left fibula. The break is in the same area where Kuper suffered a severe left ankle dislocation during the final game of the 2011 regular season.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Armond Armstead | New England Patriots | Transaction
The New England Patriots signed DL Armond Armstead, formerly of the Canadian Football League, Tuesday, Jan. 22.


Linebacker

LB | Rolando McClain | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said in a radio interview Tuesday, Jan. 22, that he has not spoken to LB Rolando McClain since his latest legal issue. He was non-committal on whether McClain will remain on the roster or be released during the offseason.

LB | Justin Houston | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston has been named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing injured Denver Broncos LB Von Miller (hip).

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (shoulder) underwent successful shoulder surgery earlier this month; according to head Panthers head coach Ron Rivera. Beason also had knee surgery earlier in the year.


Cornerback

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (knee) said his knee is feeling good, but he still has a ways to go in his recovery Tuesday, Jan. 22.

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