Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 15, 2013 @ 09:35:26 PDT



QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles will have an open competition at quarterback with QB Michael Vick and QB Nick Foles in the mix. "There is an open competition. Michael knows that. Nick knows that," head coach Chip Kelly said. "I wanted to make sure Nick was included in the plans, and I think both of them have outstanding qualities in terms of being quarterbacks in this league. Both of them have started in this league."

QB | Zac Dysert | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Miami (Ohio) quarterback Zac Dysert (hamstring) suffered a slight tear to his right hamstring Monday, Feb. 11, as he was preparing for the NFL combine. Dysert is expected to miss three to four weeks, but is expected to throw during Miami's pro day March 21.

QB | Aaron Corp | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills signed QB Aaron Corp and OL Hutch Eckerson Thursday, Feb. 14. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said the team is optimistic that QB Robert Griffin III will be ready to start the season on time. Allen noted it would be up to the doctors how quickly Griffin would be back.

QB | Dennis Dixon | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles signed QB Dennis Dixon (Ravens) to a two-year contract Thursday, Feb. 14. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys likely would cut QB Tony Romo's $16.8 million salary cap figure for 2013 in half if they are able to sign him to a contract extension this offseason.

Running Back

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart's $1.5 million base salary in 2014 and $2.5 million of his $4.25 million base salary in 2015 are fully guaranteed because he was on the roster three days after the start of the 2013 waiver period. His salary cap figure from 2014 to 2017 will decrease by around $50,000 per season because of his contract restructuring. His 2014 option bonus has dropped from $9 million to $6.875 million because of the restructuring.

RB | Steven Jackson | Free Agent | Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams have not had a sit down meeting yet with RB Steven Jackson, even though both sides continue to communicate. Jackson has until the start of free agency, March 12, to decide if he wants to void the final year of his contract. "We're going to talk about my possibilities, where I want to go, and does it fit?" Jackson said at the time. "I believe we'll get everything resolved before March." The Rams have said they want Jackson to return in 2013.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch fumbled the ball seven times this season, including two playoff fumbles that were recovered by the other team.

Wide Receiver

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Kansas City Chiefs are actively working on a new contract for impending free-agent WR Dwayne Bowe and have met with his representatives. The two sides are expected to continue to talk over the next few weeks.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said he has met with WR Devin Hester this off season.

Tight End

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he believes impending free-agent TE Tony Gonzalez is having trouble deciding on his future and believes it is close to 50-50 in terms of Gonzalez returning next season. Dimitroff said the team still lists Gonzalez as their No. 1 tight end during personnel meetings.

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints are not talking with TE Jimmy Graham about a contract extension at this point and there is no indication that there will be talks in the near future.

TE | Martellus Bennett | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Giants impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett said he wants to re-sign with the Giants this offseason but if no deal is reached, he likely will sign with the team his brother, Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett, signs with.

TE | Fred Davis | Free Agent | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said TE Fred Davis (Achilles') is making progress in his rehab from an Achilles' tendon injury but the team will be able to have a better evaluation on him in the spring.

TE | Richard Quinn | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals could offer restricted free-agent TE Richard Quinn the lowest tender this offseason.

TE | Cameron Morrah | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks may consider re-signing impending free-agent TE Cameron Morrah this offseason because of his ability to stretch the field as a pass-catching tight end.

Place Kicker

PK | Lawrence Tynes | New York Giants | Free Agents
The New York Giants would like to re-sign impending free-agent PK Lawrence Tynes, but Tynes is expected to see if he can get a big payday in the open market before making a decision.

PK | Steven Hauschka | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent PK Steven Hauschka has only hit three of his eight field goal attempts of at least 50 yards since joining the Seahawks.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Trent Williams | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said OT Trent Williams (face) had stitches removed from his face and is fine after getting hit in the face with bottle during an altercation at a nightclub.

OT | Jermon Bushrod | Free Agent | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent OT Jermon Bushrod said he has not started contract talks with the team at this point. He said he has not talked with head coach Sean Payton yet but hopes to in the near future.

OT | Branden Albert | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs have talked with the representatives for impending free-agent OT Branden Albert about a new contract.

OT | Andre Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to consider re-signing impending free-agent OT Andre Smith as a priority this offseason and could place the franchise tag on him of they are not able to sign him before the start of free agency.

OT | James Carpenter | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Seattle Seahawks OG James Carpenter could be the team's starting left guard next season if he can completely recover from his knee injury.

Defensive Line

DL | Red Bryant | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DE Red Bryant (foot) played the second half of the season with a torn plantar fascia in his foot.

DL | Michael Bennett | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Giants impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett said he wants to re-sign with the Giants this offseason but if no deal is reached, he likely will sign with the team his brother, Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett, signs with.


LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (biceps) is not planning on having surgery at this point to repair a torn biceps. Suggs was waiting for a second opinion before deciding on surgery.

LB | Clark Haggans | Free Agent | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent LB Clark Haggans' agent said Haggans is not planning to retire this offseason.

LB | Manti Te'o | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could show interest in Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o during the 2013 NFL Draft.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Free Agent | Free Agents
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said it would be premature to comment on impending free agent LB Brian Urlacher's future. Trestman said he spoke to Urlacher on the phone for 30 minutes.

LB | Mason Foster | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may consider moving LB Mason Foster from middle linebacker to strongside linebacker next season to replace injured LB Quincy Black (neck, shoulder).

LB | Anthony Spencer | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys will talk with impending free-agent LB Anthony Spencer's agent this month in order to work on a new deal for Spencer.


CB | Terrence McGee | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent CB Terrence McGee (Bills) expected the Buffalo Bills to release him but felt blindsided when the decision made so quickly since he was at the team's facility Wednesday, Feb. 13, and received positive feedback from secondary coach Donnie Henderson. He said he expected to be released a few weeks from now. McGee said he is not upset with the team and would be willing to re-sign with the team at some point this offseason.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Will Sullivan, New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis' (knee) trainer, said Revis has been closely following what the Jets do during practice to make sure he will be at the same physical condition he usually is in when he reports to training camp. Sullivan said the Jets are contacted each week to receive an update on Revis' progress.

CB | Marcus Trufant | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks may not be interested in re-signing impending free-agent CB Marcus Trufant this offseason and could look for a new nickel back in free agency or the draft.

Strong Safety

SS | Rafael Bush | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
The New Orleans Saints re-signed S Rafael Bush, TE Michael Higgins and G Eric Olsen Thursday, Feb. 14. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Free Safety

FS | Jairus Byrd | Free Agent | Free Agents
Buffalo Bills impending free agent SS Jairus Byrd saw his value increase this week when the team lost George Wilson. According to James Walker of, the team cannot let Byrd get away this offseason and must do everything they can to not lose both safeties.

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