Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 7, 2013 @ 11:01:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brian Hoyer | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Multiple teams are interested in restricted free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Cardinals). He is considered tough, smart, coachable and capable of starting and winning games in the NFL.

QB | David Garrard | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit
Free-agent QB David Garrard (Dolphins) (knee) is healthy and interested in the backup quarterback position with the Miami Dolphins, but the team has not reached out to him. "I would love to be back in Miami. I love the coaching staff; I love (QB Ryan Tannehill)," he said. "Getting back in the league is what I want. I want to be able to go out in my career playing at a high level. I don't want some freakish injuries to decide my career."

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker said he does not believe he has accuracy issues in his passing game. "I don't," Locker said. "I never have. At the end of the day, wins and losses is what I think everybody cares about and obviously we didn't get that done either. But I think for me there's situations I think when I had guys around me, sometimes I just need to become a little more comfortable with a little bit of noise in front of me and that's things that I will work on this offseason. But I don't think that's a problem, and I think just continue to work and get better and who knows if that number will go up? I hope the wins ... go up."

QB | Matt Moore | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns could show interest in Miami Dolphins impending free-agent QB Matt Moore, New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Chase Daniel and Arizona Cardinals restricted free-agent QB Brian Hoyer this offseason.

QB | Chase Daniel | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns could show interest in Miami Dolphins impending free-agent QB Matt Moore, New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Chase Daniel and Arizona Cardinals restricted free-agent QB Brian Hoyer this offseason.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he is feeling great after dealing with a sprained right shoulder and dislocated rib during the season. "I feel great. I think I ended the season healthier than I have in a long time. I know that sounds crazy because of my ribs and chest, but I played three or four games at the end of the season and I was actually getting healthy as the season was ending," Roethlisberger said.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens likely will look for QB Joe Flacco to restructure his contract prior to the 2016 season if the salary cap does not significantly increase because he is scheduled to have a $18 million base salary and $28.55 million salary cap figure that season. "Depending on the salary cap, that's what will determine when we get to the fourth year, what they're going to have to do," Flacco's agent, Joe Linta, said. "We really viewed this as sort of a three-year deal to make sure the first three years Joe was paid accordingly with the top guys in the league."


Running Back

RB | Reggie Bush | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
It is now a near-certainty the Miami Dolphins will allow impending free-agent RB Reggie Bush to test the open market, and some believe there will be a stronger-than-anticipated market for Bush's services. The Detroit Lions are one team expected to make a push for Bush.

RB | Ray Graham | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Pittsburgh RB Ray Graham ran a 4.59- and 4.63-second 40-yard dash during his Pro Day Wednesday, March 6, after he ran a 4.8-second 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine. He also posted a 32-inch vertical, a 1.67-second 10-yard dash, a 2.72-second 20-yard dash, an 11.65-second 60-yard dash, a 4.2-second short shuttle and a 7.05-second three-cone drill.

RB | Montee Ball | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Wisconsin RB Montee Ball said he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds and 4.53 seconds at this Pro Day Wednesday, March 6. Ball ran the 40-yard dash in 4.66 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Fullback

FB | James Casey | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles could show interest in free-agent TE James Casey (Texans), who is an athletic fullback or hybrid H-Back.


Wide Receiver

WR | David Nelson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills could consider re-signing impending free-agent WR David Nelson (knee) but at less than the $1.323 million that he would have received from the lowest tender.

WR | Austin Collie | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Austin Collie (knee) is doing plenty of pool work, leg weight work, and some light running in his rehab from knee surgery. His goal is to be 100 percent ready by the time he reports to training camp for his new team, although it might take until October or so until he is full speed again.

WR | David Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens impending restricted free agent WR David Reed is not expected to get a tender from the team unless they find a way to clear cap space. Reed could be brought back at a lower salary.

WR | Greg Jennings | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins do not value impending free-agent WR Greg Jennings as much as some think. Jennings is not in the initial plans as the team approaches free agency.

WR | Mike Wallace | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins expect to compete with the Minnesota Vikings for Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent WR Mike Wallace this offseason.


Tight End

TE | Mike Caussin | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills re-signed TE Mike Caussin to an undisclosed deal.

TE | Delanie Walker | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles could pursue free-agent TE Delanie Walker (49ers), as he might fit in well with the new offense of head coach Chip Kelly since Walker can line up as a fullback, H-Back and tight end. He did have eight drops, however, in 39 targets, so that is a definite drawback.

TE | Brandon Myers | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles might be interested in free-agent TE Brandon Myers (Raiders). He managed eight drops last season, though, which is a negative, although he was targeted 105 times.

TE | Jared Cook | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to have interest in free-agent TE Jared Cook (Titans), although the tight end position is one of the deepest in recent draft history, so the Eagles could go that route, too.

TE | Dorin Dickerson | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills have tendered an offer to exclusive rights free-agent TE Dorin Dickerson. Terms of the tender were not disclosed.

TE | Ed Dickson | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens impending restricted free agent TE Ed Dickson is expected to get an original round tender of $1.323 million.

TE | Dennis Pitta | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens impending restricted free-agent TE Dennis Pitta is expected to receive a second-round tender from the team. That could prompt an offer sheet from an opposing team, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun. If the Ravens were to pay another $856,000, they would eliminate any risk of an offer sheet by assigning a first-round tender to Pitta. The Ravens are in a bad salary cap situation, though, and may have to take a chance with the second-round tender.


Place Kicker

PK | David Akers | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
The agent free-agent PK David Akers (49ers) (hernia) said Wednesday, March 6, that his client has no intention of retiring. His agent also said Akers had a "minor surgical procedure" within the last month to further address the lingering media issue that plagued him throughout 2012.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Houston Texans have reached out to free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs).

OT | Jake Long | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Free-agent OF Jake Long (triceps) received a clean bill of health by Dr. James Andrews.

OT | Luke Joeckel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Depth Chart Tidbit
The Kansas City Chiefs might have the flexibility to select Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel with the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft following the release of OT Eric Winston. Joeckel or OT Branden Albert could be moved to the right side.

OT | Manase Foketi | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals have a workout scheduled with West Texas A&M OT Manase Foketi, according to a source.

OT | Wayne Hunter | Free Agent | Transaction
The St. Louis Rams have released OT Wayne Hunter. The team will save $4 million in salary cap space.

OT | Ramon Harewood | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens still need to make a decision on impending free agent OT Ramon Harewood. If the Ravens do non-tender Harewood, he could be brought back for the league minimum of $490,000

OT | Terron Armstead | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to hold a private workout with Arkansas-Pine Bluff OT Terron Armstead before the 2013 NFL Draft.


Guard

OG | Nate Garner | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
Impending free-agent OG Nate Garner (Dolphins) could return to the Miami Dolphins as either a starter or a top reserve. Both sides have interest in bringing Garner back to South Florida.

OG | Stephane Milhim | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Massachusetts OG Stephane Milhim measured 6-foot-3 7/8, 300 pounds at his Pro Day Monday, March 4. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.15 seconds and 5.14 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.75 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.72 seconds. He measured a 32-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-1 broad jump. Milhim lost 14 pounds since he was weighed in at the NFL Scouting Combine.

OG | Andy Levitre | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans are expected to pursue Buffalo Bills impending free-agent OG Andy Levitre when free agency begins but will have to compete with other teams.

OG | Louis Vasquez | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have not made an offer to impending free-agent OG Louis Vasquez at this point.


Offensive Line

OL | Terren Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Alabama State OL Terren Jones measured 6-foot-7 5/8, 341 pounds with 36-inch arms at his Pro Day Monday, March 4. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.50 seconds and 5.59 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.97 seconds and the three-cone drill in 8.26 seconds. He measured a 24-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-7 broad jump.


Defensive Line

DL | Keyunta Dawson | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
The Tennessee Titans re-signed DE Keyunta Dawson.

DL | Lawrence Sidbury | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons will not re-sign free-agent DE Lawrence Sidbury.

DL | Sammie Hill | Free Agent | Free Agents
Brian Levy, agent for Detroit Lions impending free-agent DT Sammie Hill, said Hill likely will hit the free-agent market.

DL | Arthur Jones | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens impending restricted free agent DL Arthur Jones is likely to get a second-round tender that would pay him $2.023 million.

DL | Desmond Bryant | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns are expected to pursue Oakland Raiders impending free-agent DT Desmond Bryant when free agency begins.


Defensive End

DE | Dwight Freeney | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos likely would be interested in Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent DE Dwight Freeney if DE Elvis Dumervil does not agree to a restructured contract.

DE | Cliff Avril | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos are not expected to show interest in Detroit Lions impending free-agent DE Cliff Avril because he likely would receive better offers and the team has bigger needs.


Linebacker

LB | Takeo Spikes | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers released LB Takeo Spikes.

LB | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys have no intentions of trading LB Anthony Spencer.

LB | Jordan Senn | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers re-signed LB Jordan Senn to an undisclosed deal.

LB | Kyle Wilber | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys LB Kyle Wilber has the body type to play linebacker in a 4-3 defensive scheme, and he is a player who could join the mix for the middle linebacker race this summer.

LB | Alex Albright | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys LB Alex Albright could be used as the team's middle linebacker, but he was a defensive end in college and a switch to the 4-3 defensive scheme linebacker position might not be an easy transition.

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said at the NFL Scouting Combine last week that LBs Bruce Carter and Sean Lee would compete for the starting job at middle linebacker. Whoever is not used at MLB would play weak-side outside linebacker.

LB | Justin Cole | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams will not tender a contract to restricted free-agent LB Justin Cole, which essentially makes him an unrestricted free-agent.

LB | Miles Burris | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit
With the Oakland Raiders poised to cut LB Rolando McClain within the next week, the team might use LB Omar Gaither at middle linebacker, or they could slide LB Miles Burris over from outside to the middle. It is also possible the team signs a free agent replacement or selects a middle linebacker in the upcoming NFL Draft.

LB | Rolando McClain | Free Agent | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders are expected to cut LB Rolando McClain as soon as free agency, and the new fiscal year in the NFL, begins March 12. That will allow the team to spread out the $7.26 million dead-money salary-cap hit over two seasons.

LB | Justin Durant | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The re-signing of impending free-agent LB DeAndre Levy might ease pressure to re-sign impending free-agent LB Justin Durant. The Lions have the option to pursue another linebacker via free agency or hope one of their young linebackers develops into a starter this offseason.

LB | Brandon Hepburn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida A&M LB Brandon Hepburn has a private workout scheduled with the Miami Dolphins, according to a source.

LB | Brandon Thurmond | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Arkansas-Pine Bluff LB Brandon Thurmond measured 6-foot-1 1/8, 253 pounds at his Pro Day Monday, March 4. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.82 seconds and 4.74 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.50 seconds and the three-cone drills in 7.28 seconds. He measured a 32-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot-11 broad jump and completed 20 repetitions in the 225-pound bench press.

LB | Paul Kruger | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns will pursue LB Paul Kruger (Ravens) in free agency. Kruger is expected to be one of the most highly sought after free agents on the open market if the Ravens don't re-sign him. Kruger could be looking at $9 million a year in free agency.

LB | Philip Wheeler | Free Agent | Free Agents
Oakland Raiders impending free-agent LB Philip Wheeler said his agent is talking with the team about a new contract but is not sure how the negotiations are going.

LB | Quentin Groves | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns are expected to express interest in Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent LB Quentin Groves this offseason because defensive coordinator Ray Horton coached him in Arizona.

LB | Connor Barwin | Free Agent | Free Agents
Houston Texans impending free-agent LB Connor Barwin said he wants to sign with a winning team that has an established quarterback if he does not re-sign with the Texans. He said he would be willing to take less money to play for a competitor.

LB | London Fletcher | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins LB London Fletcher (ankle, elbow) tweeted that his surgery was successful and that he is now going to begin preparing for the 2013 season.


Cornerback

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Transaction
New York Giants CB Corey Webster restructured his contract, and his 2013 salary goes from $7.25 million to $4 million.

CB | Charles Woodson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and New York Giants have called to inquire about free-agent CB Charles Woodson (Packers).

CB | Terence Newman | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit
The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to make re-signing impending free-agent CBs Adam Jones and Terence Newman a top priority as soon as free agency starts next week.

CB | Adam Jones | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit
The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to make re-signing impending free-agent CBs Adam Jones and Terence Newman a top priority as soon as free agency starts next week.

CB | George Baker | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
South Florida CB George Baker ran a 4.28-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day Wednesday, March 6, according to a source.

CB | Kayvon Webster | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins have scheduled private workouts with South Florida CB Kayvon Webster and Marist WR Mike Rios, according to sources.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
It would make sense for the Philadelphia Eagles to trade CB Nnamdi Asomugha rather than release him, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. If the Eagles were to cut him, they would still owe him $4 million, so it would make sense to pay the $4 million and try to trade him for a late-round draft pick.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be an option to make a trade for New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis. The Buccaneers have the assets to make the trade, and the cap space to sign Revis to a new contract. The team also needs help at the cornerback position.


Safety

S | Darren Thellen | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Massachusetts S Darren Thellen measured in at 6-foot-1 7/8, 210 pounds at his Pro Day Monday, March 4. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.64 seconds and 4.58 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.24 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.03 seconds. He measured a 34-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot broad jump and completed 13 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.


Strong Safety

SS | Dashon Goldson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots have four players under contract for 2013 at the safety position, but the spot is considered a moderate-to-high position of need. The projected top targets are impending free-agent safeties David Bruton (Broncos), Dashon Goldson (49ers) and Ed Reed (Ravens). The team could also show an interest in safeties Yeremiah Bell (Jets), Patrick Chung (Patriots), Chris D. Clemons (Dolphins), Craig Dahl (Rams), Louis Delmas (Lions), Abram Elam (Chiefs), LaRon Landry (Jets), William Moore (Falcons), Kenny Phillips (Giants), Glover Quin (Texas) or Jamarca Sanford (Vikings).

SS | Bryan Scott | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
Buffalo Bills LB Bryan Scott said on his Twitter page that he has re-signed with the Bills. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots have four players under contract for 2013 at the safety position, but the spot is considered a moderate-to-high position of need. The projected top targets are impending free-agent safeties David Bruton (Broncos), Dashon Goldson (49ers) and Ed Reed (Ravens). The team could also show an interest in safeties Yeremiah Bell (Jets), Patrick Chung (Patriots), Chris D. Clemons (Dolphins), Craig Dahl (Rams), Louis Delmas (Lions), Abram Elam (Chiefs), LaRon Landry (Jets), William Moore (Falcons), Kenny Phillips (Giants), Glover Quin (Texas) or Jamarca Sanford (Vikings).

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