Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 19, 2013 @ 10:22:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating previous reports, Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck signed a two-year, $8 million deal.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Free Agent | Free Agents
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the team may consider signing free-agent QB Kevin Kolb (Cardinals). "If we think that can help the situation, then I guarantee you we'll look at it," Ryan said.

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said he will evaluate eight to 10 players for the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, including West Virginia QB Geno Smith, despite the recent acquisition of QB Alex Smith.

QB | Nick Foles | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said he was impressed with QB Nick Foles during his limited playing time last season and he will have an opportunity to compete for the starting quarterback job in 2013. "I think it's to be determined but Nick showed an awful lot before he broke his hand," Lurie said. "Poise and accuracy. We're real excited about Nick. I think the best thing is to say to be determined how it's going to work, but he's going to have a great opportunity. He's really bright, he's a very hard worker, he has all the intangibles. We just have to see how he can maximize it or not."

QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Bills) on a two-year contract Monday, March 18. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones indicated the team's top priority this offseason is to sign Tony Romo to a contract extension.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Draft, Fantasy
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said QB Tom Brady never demanded the team re-sign WR Wes Welker. Kraft said Brady is not upset and that he does not answer to Tom Brady.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is still a strong believer in QB Mark Sanchez. "We'll see some changes that will make it a lot easier for Mark," Johnson said. "I don't think we have seen the best of Mark yet."

QB | Rex Grossman | Washington Redskins | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins met with Drew Rosenhaus, agent for free-agent TE Fred Davis (Redskins) and QB Rex Grossman (Redskins), Sunday, March 17, but nothing was resolved during the meeting. The Redskins are interested in re-signing both players.

QB | Christian Ponder | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder said he would like to see WR Greg Jennings travel to Arizona to get some work in during the offseason.


Running Back

RB | Lamar Miller | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said he needs to see consistent growth from RB Lamar Miller in 2013. In particular, he needs to be more disciplined in blitz pickup.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall never was 100 percent healed from his serious knee injury last season, according to Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert. Although Mendenhall returned for the Steelers' fourth game, Colbert believes he never got back to the shape he was in 2011. "Honestly, I don't think he ever quite got to the point where he was 100 percent as we've seen him before," Colbert said.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Steelers are not pursuing free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) at this point.

RB | Beanie Wells | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent RB Beanie Wells (Cardinals) passed the physical he took with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but his knee injury is bad enough that it would be a risk if the team signed him.

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.


Wide Receiver

WR | Joshua Cribbs | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Updating a previous item, the agent for free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (Browns), J.R. Rickert, said Cribbs underwent surgery to repair his meniscus after the season and it is not completely healed. Rickert expects the Arizona Cardinals to give Cribbs another physical in a few weeks. If all is well then, he expects Cribbs to sign with the team.

WR | Danny Amendola | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick noted WR Danny Amendola has been productive both in the slot and outside, potentially a sign the team plans to move him around the field.

WR | Wes Welker | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker leads the NFL with 672 receptions since 2007. No wide receiver is within 80 receptions of Welker during that span.

WR | Vincent Jackson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Draft
The San Diego Chargers were not awarded any compensatory picks in the 2013 NFL Draft for losing WR Vincent Jackson to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Fantasy
There is no chance the Arizona Cardinals will trade WR Larry Fitzgerald, as they are more than happy with the receiver, and it would cost them a $15 million salary cap hit.

WR | Ramses Barden | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Ramses Barden (Giants) said last month that "it's probably best" to move on from the New York Giants, but now it appears it is an option for him to return to the team.

WR | Davone Bess | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said the team has no plans of getting rid of WR Davone Bess but did indicate the team sees him as a depth player.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Transaction
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson agreed to restructure his contract, which has created nearly $3.5 million in salary cap space for the team. The team decreased Johnson's 2013 base salary from $5 million to $715,000 and converted the remaining $4.285 million into a signing bonus.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys could show interest in WR Laurent Robinson (Jaguars). Robinson is still dealing with an ankle issue and concussion issues.

WR | Julian Edelman | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots could consider re-signing free-agent WR Julian Edelman this offseason.


Tight End

TE | Kellen Davis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets are among a handful of teams reportedly interested in free-agent TE Kellen Davis (Bears), according to a league source.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have expressed interest in free-agent TE Kellen Winslow (Patriots).

TE | Fred Davis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins met with Drew Rosenhaus, agent for free-agent TE Fred Davis (Redskins) and QB Rex Grossman (Redskins), Sunday, March 17, but nothing was resolved during the meeting. The Redskins are interested in re-signing both players.

TE | Benjamin Watson | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the New Orleans Saints agreed to terms with Benjamin Watson on a three-year deal Monday, Mar. 18. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Place Kicker

PK | Jason Hanson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team is working on a new contract for free-agent PK Jason Hanson (Lions).


Offensive Tackle

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Draft
The Miami Dolphins could potentially land Kansas City Chiefs OT Branden Albert in a trade for one of their two second-round picks in the 2013 NFL Draft.

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots have showed some interest in free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs) but their interest in not considered serious at this point.

OT | Jonathan Martin | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said OT Jonathan Martin is currently the top candidate to start at left tackle next season.

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins will consider pursuing free-agent OT Sebastian Vollmer (Patriots) after losing OT Jake Long to the St. Louis Rams.

OT | Riley Reiff | Detroit Lions |
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he could see OT Riley Reiff playing left tackle next season. Mayhew said Reiff has the ability to play all four positions.

OT | Jeremy Trueblood | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins OTs Jeremy Trueblood, Tony Pashos and Tom Compton likely will compete for the swing tackle job during training camp.

OT | Tyler Polumbus | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins OT Tyler Polumbus is expected to be the team's starting right tackle next season.


Guard

OG | Matt Slauson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys are talking with free-agent OG Matt Slauson (Jets). Slauson was coached by Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan at Nebraska.

OG | Nate Garner | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins are closing in on a deal to re-sign OL Nate Garner. Garner started four games at RT last season.


Defensive Line

DL | Elvis Dumervil | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly not anywhere close to signing free-agent DE Elvis Dumervil (Broncos) at this point.

DL | Vance Walker | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have signed free-agent DT Vance Walker (Falcons). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Dwan Edwards | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers have not made any progress in contract talks with free-agent DT Dwan Edwards (Panthers). The team has offered Edwards a one-year deal worth $1.5 million, but he has a two-year offer from at least one other team.

DL | Ndamukong Suh | Detroit Lions | Transaction
Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh has agreed to restructure his contract, which has created $7.68 million in salary cap space for the team.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have shown interest in free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants).

DL | Nate Collins | Chicago Bears | Transaction
The Chicago Bears signed DL Nate Collins to a one-year deal that pays him $630,000 with no bonus or guaranteed money.


Linebacker

LB | Parys Haralson | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
San Francisco 49ers LB Parys Haralson accepted a pay cut Monday, March 18, to remain with the team through the final year of his contract. Haralson was scheduled to make $2.87 million in 2013, but he took a pay cut to $1.3 million with a chance to make an additional $400,000, according to a report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers general manager David Gettleman said he is confident LB Jon Beason (knee, shoulder) will be able to hold up for an entire season. "We're pleased with his progress. He's working extremely hard. He's a professional, and he wants to play," Gettleman said. "At the end of the day Jon Beason's a football player. That's what he wants. He's working very hard at his rehab and we're very confident that he'll be fine."

LB | Ernie Sims | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed free-agent LB Ernie Sims. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

LB | Dan Connor | New York Giants | Transaction
New York Giants LB Dan Connor signed a one-year deal with a veteran minimum salary of $715,000.

LB | Justin Durant | Free Agent | Free Agents
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew did not rule out the possibility of re-signing free-agent LB Justin Durant but did say the team wants to see younger players at the position.

LB | Erin Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Depth Chart Tidbit
Minnesota Vikings LB Erin Henderson is expected to remain as the team's starting weakside linebacker next season.

LB | Audie Cole | Minnesota Vikings | Depth Chart Tidbit
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said LB Audie Cole could be a candidate to start at middle linebacker next season.

LB | Manti Te'o | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier indicated the team may use a rookie as their starting middle linebacker next season. University of Georgia LB Alec Ogletree and Notre Dame Manti Te'o could be first-round options.

LB | Alec Ogletree | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier indicated the team may use a rookie as their starting middle linebacker next season. University of Georgia LB Alec Ogletree and Notre Dame Manti Te'o could be first-round options.

LB | Keith Rivers | New York Giants | Transaction
New York Giants LB Keith Rivers signed a one-year deal with a veteran minimum salary of $715,000.

LB | Ramon Humber | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with free-agent LB Ramon Humber (Saints) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

LB | Antwan Barnes | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets signed LB Antwan Barnes (Chargers) Monday, Mar. 18. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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


Cornerback

CB | Brent Grimes | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, the agent for free-agent CB Brent Grimes (Falcons) said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the mix to sign the cornerback but will have to move fast if they want him, as three other teams are in the running.

CB | Terence Newman | Free Agent | Free Agents
The agent for free-agent CB Terence Newman (Bengals), Ben Dogra, said his client is considering signing a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are close to ending their pursuit of New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis. The belief is that the Jets want a deal headlined by the Bucs' first-round pick, while the Bucs are willing to part with, at most, a 2014 first-round pick.

CB | Cassius Vaughn | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
Indianapolis Colts restricted free-agent CB Cassius Vaughn has sign his tender offer. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

CB | Captain Munnerlyn | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers have made a contract offer to free-agent CB Captain Munnerlyn (Panthers) and are expected to meet with his agent Monday, March 18.

CB | D.J. Moore | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers are scheduled to meet with free-agent CB D.J. Moore (Bears) this week.

CB | Chris Greenwood | Detroit Lions | Depth Chart Tidbit
Detroit Lions CB Chris Greenwood said he hopes to be able to compete for a starting cornerback job during training camp next season. "My goal is to be a starter, of course," Greenwood said. "But all I can do is control how hard I work and let the chips fall where they may."


Safety

S | Kenny Vaccaro | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to work out University of Texas SS Kenny Vaccaro Wednesday, March 20.


Free Safety

FS | Michael Huff | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans are among the teams to express interest in free-agent FS Michael Huff (Raiders).

FS | Ryan Mundy | New York Giants | Transaction
New York Giants FS Ryan Mundy signed a one-year deal with a veteran minimum salary of $715,000.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Bill Callahan | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys are talking with free-agent OG Matt Slauson (Jets). Slauson was coached by Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan at Nebraska.

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