Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 8, 2013 @ 10:36:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Terrelle Pryor | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor said he is more than ready to compete for the team's starting quarterback job; however, he first wants to gain the respect of his teammates and the coaching staff. "Right now I'm trying to win over my coaches, win over my teammates and everybody in the facility and let them know that I wanna be a leader, a great leader, and I'm there for the long haul, and I wanna win just as bad as everybody else," Pryor said. "And that's what I want to prove to everybody before I really get into talks of starting and stuff like that."

QB | Matt Moore | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins re-signed QB Matt Moore to an undisclosed deal.

QB | Matt Scott | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to meet with University of Arizona QB Matt Scott next week.

QB | Ryan Nassib | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets are scheduled to have a dinner meeting with Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib Thursday, March 7.

QB | Brian Hoyer | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals are considering offering the second-round tender to restricted free-agent QB Brian Hoyer.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Transaction
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford holds all the leverage in his ongoing contract talks. The team would like to gain salary cap space by negotiating with Stafford, but Stafford could choose to play out his contract and have a big franchise tag number.

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert (forearm) is dealing with a nerve injury in his forearm but will not need surgery. He is expected to be fully recovered later this spring.


Running Back

RB | Kregg Lumpkin | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants have informed impending free-agent RB Kregg Lumpkin he will not be getting a new deal, according to a source, and will head to free agency.

RB | Steven Jackson | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams impending free-agent RB Steven Jackson said he will not totally rule out a reduced role should he sign with a contender. However, that is something that must be discussed with any team prior to signing. "Well, that's where a very open dialogue has to take place," Jackson said. "I have opted out of my position of being with the team and being comfortable because I want to continue to still be the bell cow. So that's how I want teams to look at me, that's how I'm going to shop myself, and we'll cross that bridge when we get there if that's not the feedback we're receiving."

RB | Michael Turner | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New England Patriots could show interest in free-agent RB Michael Turner (Falcons) and Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent RB Peyton Hillis this offseason if they are willing to accept the role as a goal-line back.

RB | Cedric Peerman | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed RB Cedric Peerman Thursday, Mar. 7. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mike Rios | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Marist WR Mike Rios ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash at the Florida International Pro Day Friday, March 8. He also had a 10-foot-6 broad jump, a 33-inch vertical jump, a 4.19-second short shuttle, a 6.89-second three-cone drill and put up eight repetitions on the bench press.

WR | Brandon Gibson | Free Agent | Free Agents
St. Louis Rams impending free-agent WR Brandon Gibson is considered a sleeper candidate for the Buffalo Bills in free agency.

WR | Denard Robinson | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Michigan WR Denard Robinson (elbow) said he plans to throw during his Pro Day March 14. Robinson acknowledges he will be a wide receiver at the pro level; however, he will throw a few passes to show scouts how much he has healed. "I'm probably 70, 60 percent right now and it's getting better and better," Robinson said. "Every day I feel like it's getting better. From the Senior Bowl to now it's like night and day. I feel like I can grab things and be able to throw the ball like I want to ... it feels better now to grip."

WR | Mike Wallace | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings are pursuing free-agent WR Mike Wallace (Steelers).

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin is seeking a deal similar to the eight-year, $132 million deal Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson signed. That's an average of $16.5 million a year. As one person put it about Harvin, he considers himself a "special" player and executives around the league have fed that attitude by telling people close to him how difficult it is to cover Harvin.

WR | Brian Hartline | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins re-signed WR Brian Hartline to a five-year, $30.775 million deal that includes $12.5 million guaranteed.

WR | Keenan Allen | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Fantasy
University of California WR Keenan Allen (knee) will not participate in the university's Pro Day next week because of a knee injury. He is scheduled to work out for teams April 9.

WR | Andrew Hawkins | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals made tender offers Thursday, Mar. 7. The Bengals issued S Jeromy Miles a tender offer that will make him a restricted free agent. WR Andrew Hawkins and LB Vincent Rey both received exclusive-rights tenders.

WR | Kevin Walter | Houston Texans | Fantasy
It would make sense for the Houston Texans to release WR Kevin Walter, according to Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com. If the Texans were to release Walter, they would save $2.5 million in cap space.

WR | Justin Hunter | NFL Draft Prospect | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions met with University of Tennessee WR Justin Hunter Thursday, March 7.

WR | Steve Breaston | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Free-agent WR Steve Breaston (knee) has been advised that he does not need Regenokine treatment on his knee and that he is fine.

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.


Tight End

TE | Brandon Myers | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins could show interest in Oakland Raiders impending free-agent TE Brandon Myers if they are not able to re-sign impending free-agent TE Fred Davis.

TE | Taylor Thompson | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans TE Taylor Thompson is expected to receive a bigger role in the offense this season especially if they do not re-sign impending free-agent TE Jared Cook.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Blake Baratz, agent for Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley, said he would be willing to listen if the Packers asked Finley to take a pay cut. "I would never just turn my nose up at anything," Baratz said. "I will listen and hear anybody about anything and withhold judgment until I do. I can't say today whether I would, whether I wouldn't, whether it's in Jermichael's best interest, his worst interest. There'd have to be a reason why he would have to take a pay cut. Maybe he would. Maybe he wouldn't. It's all hypothetical until the numbers are there. Is it a one-year deal like it is now? Are we adding years? Are we adding dollars? Are we moving dollars?"


Place Kicker

PK | Rob Bironas | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans PK Rob Bironas signed a two-year deal worth $6.675 million.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Luke Joeckel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Oakland Raiders met with Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel and DE Damontre Moore Thursday, March 7.

OT | Tony Pashos | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Tony Pashos (Browns) is working on a deal with the Washington Redskins, according to two sources.

OT | Sam Baker | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons have ramped up negotiations with impending free-agents SS William Moore and OT Sam Baker since releasing DE John Abraham, RB Michael Turner and CB Dunta Robinson.

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Draft, Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs are continuing to work out a long-term deal with franchise free-agent OT Branden Albert on the assumption he will be their left tackle of the future. The Chiefs are still interested in selecting a right offensive tackle in the NFL Draft.

OT | Jeff Linkenbach | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts will tender offers to restricted free-agent OT Jeff Linkenbach and CB Cassius Vaughn as well as exclusive rights free-agent OG Joe Reitz, DT Martin Tevaseu and CB Josh Gordy.

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins could show interest in free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs).


Guard

OG | Brandon Moore | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears have explored the possibility of signing New York Jets impending free-agent OG Brandon Moore, according to a source.

OG | Matt Slauson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets could consider re-signing impending free-agent OG Matt Slauson because he likely will not command a big contract in free agency. Slauson could receive interest from the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders if he reaches free agency.

OG | Will Rackley | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Jacksonville Jaguars are comfortable with allowing OG Will Rackley to compete for the starting left guard job next season.

OG | Donald Thomas | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots would like to re-sign impending free-agent OG Donald Thomas but he is expected to test the free-agent market.

OG | Kevin Boothe | Free Agent | Free Agents
Joel Segal, agent for New York Giants impending free-agent OG Kevin Boothe, said he has been talking with the Giants about a new contract for Boothe and indicated the talks have been positive.


Defensive Line

DL | Israel Idonije | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys could show interest in Chicago Bears impending free-agent DLs Israel Idonije and Amobi Okoye this offseason because defensive line coach Ron Marinelli coached them when he was with the Bears.

DL | Amobi Okoye | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys could show interest in Chicago Bears impending free-agent DLs Israel Idonije and Amobi Okoye this offseason because defensive line coach Ron Marinelli coached them when he was with the Bears.

DL | Mike DeVito | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs could show interest in New York Jets impending free-agent DE Mike DeVito if he hits the free-agent market.

DL | John Abraham | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to meet with free-agent DE John Abraham (Falcons).

DL | Jarvis Moss | Free Agent | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys are unlikely to sign DL Jarvis Moss (Raiders). The team brought Moss in for a workout on Thursday, Mar. 7.

DL | Lawrence Sidbury | Free Agent | Free Agents
Alan Herman, agent for Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent DE Lawrence Sidbury, said he expects to receive interest for several teams when they are allowed to talk with free agents. "I think he'll have a number of options," Herman said. "I expect this weekend to be busy with a number of people who I think are going to call and want to talk about Lawrence. I would expect to see him sign somewhere pretty quickly."


Defensive Tackle

DT | Jose Jose | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Central Florida DT Jose Jose has been invited to attend a local Pro Day with the Miami Dolphins, according to a source.


Defensive End

DE | Cliff Avril | Free Agent | Free Agents
Detroit Lions impending free-agent DE Cliff Avril said there has not been much talk with the Lions about a new contract at this point but things could change in the next few days.

DE | Damontre Moore | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Oakland Raiders met with Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel and DE Damontre Moore Thursday, March 7.

DE | Stansly Maponga | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
NFL draft prospect DE Stansly Maponga (toe) is going to visit a doctor to determine if he needs surgery to repair a broken little left toe. One of the biggest questions about Maponga is his health heading into the draft.


Linebacker

LB | Dannell Ellerbe | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens are expected to make impending free-agent LB Dannell Ellerbe a significant offer prior to the start of free agency. Ellerbe is expected to get a contract in the neighborhood of $30 million.

LB | Jordan Campbell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
New Mexico Highlands LB Jordan Campbell took part in the New Mexico Pro Day Friday, March 8, and put up 35 repetitions on the bench press, a 4.58-second 40-yard dash, a 36 1/2-inch vertical, a 9-foot-7 broad jump, an 11.8 60-yard shuttle and a 4.2-second L-cone drill.

LB | Paul Kruger | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts have targeted Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent LB Paul Kruger, according to a source, and will attempt to convince him to reunite with head coach Chuck Pagano, the former Ravens defensive coordinator.

LB | Takeo Spikes | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB Takeo Spikes said he wants to play next season and will be looking to sign with a Super Bowl contender.

LB | Manti Te'o | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said the team did not talk with Notre Dame Manti Te'o at the NFL Scouting Combine. Coughlin said he believes Te'o will be available when the Giants pick in the first round because of his performance in the National Championship game as well as his 40-yard dash time of 4.82 seconds. General manager Jerry Reese has said the team plans to meet with Te'o at some point.

LB | Jonas Mouton | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers could look to two current roster players or possibly the draft or free agency to replace LB Takeo Spikes. The Chargers currently have LB Jonas Mouton and LB Bront Bird as the only two Mike linebackers on the roster.


Cornerback

CB | Aaron Ross | Free Agent | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars have released CB Aaron Ross.

CB | Chris Gamble | Free Agent | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers announced Friday, March 8, they have released CB Chris Gamble.

CB | Charles Woodson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles likely will not show interest in free-agent DB Charles Woodson (Packers) or Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent FS Ed Reed because they will be looking for more long-term answers at safety.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (knee) ran on a treadmill Thursday, March 7, for the first time since last September. Revis is also on drills to stop, plant and change direction on his surgically repaired knee. He hopes to run outside in four to six weeks.

CB | Chris Houston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins could show interest in Detroit Lions impending free-agent CB Chris Houston this offseason.

CB | Tramaine Brock | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers tendered CB Tramaine Brock at the original amount of $1.323 million Thursday, Mar. 7.

CB | Leodis McKelvin | Free Agent | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills are trying to work on a new contract with CB Leodis McKelvin. McKelvin's agent said the team has already had one round of talks and another round of talks are scheduled for Friday, Mar. 8.


Strong Safety

SS | Adrian Wilson | Free Agent | Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals have informed SS Adrian Wilson that he will be released Friday, March 8.

SS | William Moore | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons have ramped up negotiations with impending free-agents SS William Moore and OT Sam Baker since releasing DE John Abraham, RB Michael Turner and CB Dunta Robinson.

SS | Tyvon Branch | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
Oakland Raiders SS Tyvon Branch has agreed to restructure his contract, which has created more than $5 million in salary cap space for the team. His 2013 base salary has gone from $6 million to $715,000.

SS | Kenny Phillips | Free Agent | Free Agents
New York Giants impending free-agent SS Kenny Phillips is expected to hit the free-agent market unless he agrees to a contract with the Giants in the next few days. Phillips wants to re-sign with the team and the Giants would like to bring him back but the two sides have not been able to agree on a salary.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions flew in impending free-agent FS Louis Delmas for a physical Friday, March 8, which could heat up negotiations prior to free agency.

FS | Ed Reed | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles likely will not show interest in free-agent DB Charles Woodson (Packers) or Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent FS Ed Reed because they will be looking for more long-term answers at safety.

FS | Ronde Barber | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Free Agents
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent FS Ronde Barber said during a radio interview that he was scheduled to meet with the Buccaneers Thursday, March 7.

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