Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 18, 2013 @ 12:08:01 PDT



QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans recently met with free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Bills).

QB | Charlie Batch | Free Agent | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team is not ruling out the possibility of re-signing free-agent QB Charlie Batch even though they signed QB Bruce Gradkowski.

Running Back

RB | LeGarrette Blount | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could consider releasing RB LeGarrette Blount if they add another running back in free agency or the 2013 NFL Draft. The team has been trying to trade Blount after signing him to a one-year contract.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Steelers have expressed interest in free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants).

RB | Le'Veon Bell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had a dinner meeting with Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell and TE Dion Sims Tuesday, March 12.

Wide Receiver

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Free Agents
New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said he believes restricted free-agent WR Victor Cruz will receive a more lucrative offer than the two-year, $12 million contract Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker signed. "I think Victor will get higher than that," Tisch said.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts are not pursuing free-agent WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Raiders), although owner Jim Irsay has made it clear the team is looking to add a receiver.

WR | Joshua Cribbs | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals are meeting with free-agent WR/KR Joshua Cribbs (Browns), and he could sign Monday, March 18.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
There is no indication if the New England Patriots have dropped their interest in Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders, but the team has not officially signed him to an offer sheet, according to Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert on Sunday, March 17. If the Patriots signed him to an offer sheet, and the Steelers declined to match it, the Patriots would send their 2013 third-round draft pick to the Steelers as compensation.

WR | Davone Bess | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins WR Davone Bess is not immediately in danger of being cut despite the team's adding of free-agent WRs Brandon Gibson and Mike Wallace, as well as the re-signing of WR Brian Hartline.

WR | Greg Jennings | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Contrary to a previous report, the New England Patriots did not make an offer to Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings this offseason.

WR | Courtney Roby | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with free-agent WR Courtney Roby (Saints). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Tight End

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy talked about his hopes for TE Jermichael Finley for 2013, eliminating some of the doubt that Finley will be in a Packers uniform this season. McCarthy praised Finley's second half, said expectations are high, but said his plans for Finley in 2013 will be different. McCarthy said Sunday, March 17, that he is leaning toward simplifying Finley's role and focusing more on the things he really does well, rather than moving him all around.

TE | Dion Sims | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had a dinner meeting with Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell and TE Dion Sims Tuesday, March 12.

TE | Matt Spaeth | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have not signed free-agent TE Matt Spaeth (Bears) at this point. He is scheduled to undergo a physical Monday, March 18, and will sign him to a two-year deal if he passes the physical.

Place Kicker

PK | Shayne Graham | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Houston Texans are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent PK Shayne Graham because PK Randy Bullock (groin) is expected to return from his groin injury.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agents
Kansas City Chiefs franchise free-agent OT Branden Albert has accepted his franchise tag tender and will sign it soon. He is scheduled to receive a one-year deal worth $9.828 million.

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins are expected to be in the running to sign free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs).

OT | Jake Long | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent OT Jake Long (Dolphins) has agreed to a four-year deal worth up to $36 million with the St. Louis Rams, according to a league source.

OT | Will Svitek | New England Patriots | Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots OT Will Svitek received a one-year contract, according to a league source. The team has OT Nate Solder firmly entrenched as their starter at left tackle, where Svitek has played in the past. The team has no experienced reserve on their roster. Svitek could be a candidate to start at right tackle if free-agent OT Sebastian Vollmer elects to sign elsewhere.

OT | Geoff Schwartz | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kansas City Chiefs OL Geoff Schwartz has played offensive tackle and guard in his NFL career but prefers playing guard. Schwartz said the team told him he will compete for a job but did not specify which position they want him to play.

Defensive Line

DL | Elvis Dumervil | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous report, it remains unclear if the Denver Broncos have definitely decided if they want to re-sign free-agent DL Elvis Dumervil, or if he wants to come back.

DL | Ma'ake Kemoeatu | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers could show interest in free-agent DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (Ravens) at some point this offseason.

DL | Ahtyba Rubin | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns DL Desmond Bryant and DL Ahtyba Rubin are expected be the starting defensive ends in the team's 3-4 defensive alignment.


LB | James Harrison | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB James Harrison (Steelers) is not receiving much interest from teams this offseason.

LB | Rey Maualuga | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday, March 18, they have re-signed free-agent LB Rey Maualuga. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Kevin Burnett | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent LB Kevin Burnett (Dolphins) Sunday, March 17. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

LB | Whitney Mercilus | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Houston Texans LB Whitney Mercilus is expected to start at outside linebacker next season because LB Connor Barwin signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.


CB | Dee Milliner | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Alabama CB Dee Milliner will visit the Detroit Lions prior to the NFL Draft.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha (Eagles) met with the New Orleans Saints Sunday, March 17, according to a source. Asomugha didn't visit with head coach Sean Payton or general manager Mickey Loomis, however, as they were already at the NFL owners meetings, and he likely spent much of his visit with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. There has been no indication of how far talks went with Asomugha during the visit.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Free Agent | Free Agents
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he has been in contact with free-agent CB Antoine Winfield (Vikings) and wants the cornerback to re-sign. "I'm hoping that we can figure out a way to get him back here," Frazier said. "So, I'm hoping that it's not goodbye yet."

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Transaction
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said Sunday, March 17, that the team is still open to dealing CB Darrelle Revis. "If we can make our team better we're open to a (trade) conversation," Johnson said.

CB | Terence Newman | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders confirmed Sunday, March 17, that free-agent CB Terence Newman (Bengals) visited, but there was no announcement regarding a contract.

CB | Brent Grimes | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Free-agent CB Brent Grimes (Falcons) (Achilles') enjoyed his visit with the Cleveland Browns over the weekend, and is expected to start narrowing his choices in the next few days, a league source said Sunday, March 17. "Brent enjoyed spending time with (head coach Rob Chudzinski) and (defensive coordinator Ray Horton)," the source said. "He came away impressed with their overall plan for the 2013 season and beyond."

CB | Adam Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals are believed to be close to deals with free-agent LB Rey Maualuga (Bengals) and free-agent CB Adam Jones (Bengals).

CB | Buster Skrine | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Cleveland Browns do not believe CB Buster Skrine is a starting cornerback but believe he can be an extra cornerback in nickel and dime packages.


S | Matt Elam | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Houston Texans could consider taking University of Florida S Matt Elam in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft if he is available when they pick.

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