Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 20, 2013 @ 09:57:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | EJ Manuel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said the team will hold a private workout with Florida State QB EJ Manuel later in the month.

QB | Drew Stanton | Arizona Cardinals | Draft
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he does not believe the team needs to add another quarterback this offseason and will not look to reach for a quarterback during the 2013 NFL Draft. He said he would be comfortable with QB Drew Stanton as the starting quarterback.

QB | John Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he will be naming a starting quarterback before the start of training camp because he believes it is easier for a team to get behind one quarterback than have a competition. QB Drew Stanton is expected to have an early edge over QBs John Skelton and Brian Hoyer because he worked in Arians' offense this season.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he wants the team's offensive coaches to use QB Tony Romo's skill set even more in 2013 so that he is even more of a focal point. The team is reportedly close to signing Romo to an extension. "Stay tuned. He is going to have high expectations," Jones said. "I expect him to be used. We didn't extend Troy Aikman although Troy had won three Super Bowls. We didn't make the financial commitment to Troy not to have Troy be a critical, if not the critical, part of what our team was about and our ability to move the ball. That is going to be the kind of emphasis we have with Romo. He is not going to be paid to be a bus driver."

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday, March 20, QB Robert Griffin III (knee) continues to work hard in his rehab and is hopeful for a Week 1 return. Griffin is currently ahead of schedule. "If hard work has anything to do with it, he'll be ready," Shanahan said of Griffin.

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Draft
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said he is actively searching to add "at least one other quarterback into the fold, possibly two," despite QBs Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne already on the roster. He also said the spot could get addressed through the NFL Draft or free agency.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said QB Jake Locker will enter 2013 as the starting quarterback, even after the addition of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Munchak wants Fitzpatrick to push Locker, but believes the competition will make Locker a better player. "I think (Fitzpatrick) understands his role," Muchak said. "It's Jake's team. It's Jake's time. Jake's going to be our guy. We made that decision last year after training camp. Ryan has been in this situation before … He's going to compete with (Locker) and I think he'll help him a lot throughout the week. It will be another great mentor for him. And we feel he can win if he has to play. That's how we felt with Matt Hasselbeck also."

QB | Pat Devlin | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have re-sign exclusive rights free-agent QB Pat Devlin. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

QB | Kirk Cousins | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he is not sure if QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will be ready for Week 1. He said Griffin will not return to the lineup until he is completely healthy. Shanahan indicated QB Kirk Cousins will receive all of the reps during offseason workouts but that Griffin will be watching film and workouts to get in mental reps.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Mark Sanchez will get the first snap when offseason workouts begin but will have to compete with QB David Garrard for the starting job.

QB | Rex Grossman | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Rex Grossman said he is unsure of what his future will be with the team.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan did not rule out the possibility of the team signing free-agent QB Kevin Kolb (Cardinals) at some point this offseason. "If we think that's something that will help competition, I'm sure that's something we'll look at," Ryan said.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer said the team has options when it comes to QB Josh Freeman. "There are options, Glazer said. "You saw with the Ravens, it all worked out for them." Freeman is entering the final year of his current contract.

QB | David Carr | New York Giants | Transaction
Updating a previous report, New York Giants QB David Carr agreed to a one-year deal Tuesday, Mar. 19. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said he met privately with West Virginia QB Geno Smith after his Pro Day last week and came away impressed with Smith.


Running Back

RB | Reggie Bush | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said there is a possibility RB Reggie Bush could return punts or kickoffs this season.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
There has been speculation the Oakland Raiders could be interested in trading RB Darren McFadden in order to acquire extra draft picks. The Raiders do not have a second or fifth-round pick in the NFL Draft. However, McFadden is in the final year of his contract and he is often injured, so the team may not be able to receive a premium pick in return. The Raiders also have a thin backfield and may not be able to afford trading McFadden.

RB | Shonn Greene | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said the team will use RB Shonn Greene in different ways next season and not only as a short yardage back. "We're not going to have him as a short-yardage back, a goal-line back and four-minute back and that's all he does. We feel he can play all three downs. He may get a series where he gets going and we're taking over the line of scrimmage and you want that runner in there and we leave him in there," Munchak said.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) is expected to get the walking boot on his left foot taken off this week. Jones-Drew will begin his rehab once he is out of the walking boot.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said the team expects a lot more from RB Ben Tate next season. Tate struggled with injuries and finished with 279 yards this season.


Wide Receiver

WR | Joshua Cribbs | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said the team could sign free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (knee) in a few weeks when his knee is in better shape. Arians said Cribbs would be a kick returner if he signs with the Cardinals.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said he is uncertain if WR Devin Hester will even practice with the receiving corps this season, let alone play there. He is considered purely a returner for now.

WR | Alshon Jeffery | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said he expects WR Alshon Jeffery to start for the team this coming season.

WR | Danny Amendola | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said WR Danny Amendola's time with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels in 2011 with the St. Louis Rams contributed to the philosophy that he would be a good fit.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles are not actively shopping WR Jeremy Maclin this offseason even though he is entering the final year of his contract.

WR | Arceto Clark | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Mississippi State WR Arceto Clark measured 5-foot-9 3/4, 181 pounds at his Pro Day. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.69 seconds and 4.59 seconds, the short-shuttle in 4.22 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.66 seconds. He measured a 33-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-2 broad jump and completed 16 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers met with free-agent WR Ted Ginn Jr. (49ers) and free-agent SS Michael Mitchell (Raiders) Tuesday, March 19. No deal is imminent with either player.

WR | Marlon Moore | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers have signed free-agent WR Marlon Moore (Dolphins) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

WR | Jordan Shipley | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed free-agent WR Jordan Shipley. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Torrey Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith said he wants to, and will elevate his game in light of WR Anquan Boldin getting traded. "Obviously, I want to elevate my game and I will elevate my game," Smith said. "I'm looking forward to the challenge."

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said there is a chance WR Santonio Holmes (foot) could be limited during training camp because of his surgically repaired foot. Ryan said the team wants to make sure Holmes is ready for the start of the regular season.

WR | DeVier Posey | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said believes WR DeVier Posey (Achilles') could return during the middle of the 2013 NFL season.

WR | Wes Welker | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster said the team had preliminary talks with Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker but that the talks never got serious.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster said the team is hoping that WR Kenny Britt will be able to perform like he did before he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Webster hopes Britt is past his injuries and off-field issues to be able to have a smooth 2013 season.


Tight End

TE | Zach Ertz | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, offensive coordinator Greg Roman and tight ends coach Reggie Davis informally met with Stanford TE Zach Ertz at the NFL Scouting Combine.

TE | Kyle Rudolph | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team wants to take some snaps off of TE Kyle Rudolph in 2013 after rarely leaving the field last season. The coaching staff believes the increased workload hurt his productivity.

TE | Fred Davis | Free Agent | Free Agents
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday, March 20, the team is hoping to re-sign free-agent TE Fred Davis and are talking with his agent regularly.

TE | Travis Tannahill | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots held a private workout with Kansas State TE Travis Tannahill Tuesday, Mar. 19.


Place Kicker

PK | Phil Dawson | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers PK Phil Dawson signed a one-year deal.

PK | Jason Hanson | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions are not close to a new deal with PK Jason Hanson. The Lions have offered Hanson the veteran minimum, but that is not something that interests Hanson's camp. "They haven't made an offer that's interesting to us," said Jack Mills, Hanson's agent. "So we don't see any urgency about trying to make a deal."


Offensive Tackle

OT | Khalif Barnes | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free-agent OT Khalif Barnes. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OT | Doug Free | Dallas Cowboys | Draft
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free might have to compete with OT Jermey Parnell for the starting right tackle job - if he remains on the team at all. The Cowboys may still ask Free to take a paycut, or release him. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said a decision regarding Free will likely not be made prior to the NFL Draft.

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs) is receiving interest from the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins.

OT | Ryan Schraeder | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Valdosta State OT Ryan Schraeder measured 6-foot-6 7/8, 304 pounds at his Pro Day. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.14 seconds and 5.13 seconds, the short-shuttle in 4.58 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.44 seconds. He measured a 31 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-2 broad jump and completed 24 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit
St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said OT Rodger Saffold has played right tackle before but will meet with Saffold to talk about his position. "So we'll sit down and discuss that internally with the player and even his agent. But Rodger's a team player and he's young. If he comes in and consistently plays like he did at the end of last year, Rodger will be fine and we'll be better," Snead said. Snead said the team has not decided if Saffold or OT Jake Long will play at left tackle.

OT | Ryan Harris | Free Agent | Free Agents
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak indicated the team is interested in re-signing free-agent OT Ryan Harris and free-agent LB Tim Dobbins.


Guard

OG | Robert Turner | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with free-agent OG Robert Turner (Rams). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (shoulder) underwent surgery on his right shoulder this offseason. The team hopes Bernadeau can return for offseason workouts in May.

OG | Seth Olsen | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings signed OG Seth Olsen (Colts) Tuesday, Mar. 19. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OG | Brandon Brooks | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak indicated OG Brandon Brooks could get first opportunity at the starting right guard next season because he did well there at the end of the 2012 season and that the team would like to use OG Ben Jones as the backup at center and both guard spots.


Offensive Line

OL | Derek Newton | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he is not sure if OT Derek Newton (knee) will be able to participate at the start of offseason workouts.


Defensive Line

DL | Elvis Dumervil | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have shown some interest in free-agent DE Elvis Dumervil (Broncos) and believe he can be a fit; however, there have been no calls and the defensive end is not a priority at the moment. If Dumervil remains on the market down the road, the Dolphins could have more interest, especially if the price tag is not huge.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have spent considerable time studying free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) and even called his representatives to explore the possibility of signing him.

DL | Aubrayo Franklin | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent DT Aubrayo Franklin (Chargers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Randy Starks | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
Miami Dolphins DT Randy Starks signed his franchise tender Tuesday, Mar. 19. Starks will return to the Dolphins in 2013.

DL | Tony McDaniel | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins will not re-sign free-agent DL Tony McDaniel this offseason.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Star Lotulelei | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Utah DT Star Lotulelei (heart) will participate in his Pro Day Wednesday, March 20. He was not able to participate at the NFL Scouting Combine because of an issue with his heart.


Defensive End

DE | Dion Jordan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Oregon DE Dion Jordan is scheduled to meet with the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets.

DE | Dwight Freeney | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens have expressed interest in free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) and are monitoring his market.


Linebacker

LB | Cameron Lawrence | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Mississippi State LB Cameron Lawrence measured 6-foot-2 1/8, 239 pounds at his Pro Day. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.77 seconds and 4.75 seconds, the short-shuttle in 4.44 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.07 seconds. He measured a 28 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-2 broad jump and completed 19 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.

LB | Alex Albright | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Alex Albright (hernia) underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia this offseason. The team hopes Albright can return for offseason workouts in May.

LB | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys said they would be OK with LB Anthony Spencer playing under the franchise tag they assigned him, even though they would like to get a deal done with Spencer. "We can go either way," Stephen Jones said. "We would always like to lock up a really good football player, always like that. I think Anthony still got several years to play. So we like to have him."

LB | Brian Cushing | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said LB Brian Cushing (knee) will not participate in offseason workouts. Cushing should be ready for the start of training camp.

LB | Ernie Sims | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said he hopes LB Kyle Wilber will be able to start at strongside linebacker in the team's new 4-3 defensive alignment. Wilber is expected to compete with LBs Alex Albright and Ernie Sims for the job.

LB | Kyle Wilber | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said he hopes LB Kyle Wilber will be able to start at strongside linebacker in the team's new 4-3 defensive alignment. Wilber is expected to compete with LBs Alex Albright and Ernie Sims for the job.

LB | Tim Dobbins | Free Agent | Free Agents
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak indicated the team is interested in re-signing free-agent OT Ryan Harris and free-agent LB Tim Dobbins.


Defensive Back

DB | Ricky Tunstall | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Delaware DB Ricky Tunstall measured 5-foot-10 3/4, 196 pounds at his Pro Day. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds and 4.56 seconds, the short-shuttle in 4.15 seconds and 4.13 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.70 seconds. He measured a 42 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot broad jump and completed 16 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.


Cornerback

CB | Justin Bethel | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he is not sure where CB Justin Bethel will line up in 2013, but the coaches are working on determining where he would fit best. The team would like him to stay at one position and learn the position.

CB | E.J. Biggers | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with free-agent CB E.J. Biggers (Buccaneers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

CB | Brice McCain | Houston Texans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Houston Texans re-signed free-agent CB Brice McCain to a three-year contract. Terms weren't disclosed.

CB | D.J. Moore | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers signed CB D.J. Moore (Bears) to a one-year deal Tuesday, Mar. 19. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CB | Brandon McGee | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Chicago Bears had a pre-draft visit with Miami Hurricanes CB Brandon McGee. McGee is expected to be a mid-round pick.


Safety

S | Dexter McCoil | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Tulsa S Dexter McCoil measured 6-foot-4, 224 pounds at his Pro Day. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds and 4.54 seconds, the short-shuttle in 4.33 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.90 seconds. He measured a 28 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-9 broad jump and completed six repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.


Strong Safety

SS | Michael Mitchell | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers met with free-agent WR Ted Ginn Jr. (49ers) and free-agent SS Michael Mitchell (Raiders) Tuesday, March 19. No deal is imminent with either player.


Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Free Agent | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said his gut is telling him free-agent FS Ed Reed will re-sign with the team. "Ed is a special guy and I'm encouraged that Ozzie's still talking with him," Bisciotti said.

FS | Stevie Brown | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
New York Giants restricted free-agent SS Stevie Brown has signed his tender offer. He will receive a one-year deal worth $2.023 million.

FS | Michael Huff | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens are expected to meet with free-agent FS Michael Huff (Raiders) within the next five days.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Josh McDaniels | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said WR Danny Amendola's time with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels in 2011 with the St. Louis Rams contributed to the philosophy that he would be a good fit.

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