Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 21, 2013 @ 10:22:02 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Transaction, Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said Wednesday, March 20, that he would be willing to restructure his contract, which runs through 2015 and counts $21 million against the salary cap in 2013, if it helps to re-sign WR Victor Cruz. "If the Giants want to work something out," Manning said, "I am always up for listening, figuring out what I can do to help the cause."

QB | Brian Hoyer | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
Arizona Cardinals restricted free-agent QB Brian Hoyer has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.

QB | Carson Palmer | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said the starting quarterback job is QB Carson Palmer's to lose this offseason but that he will have to compete with QB Terrelle Pryor for the job.

QB | Tyler Bray | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers had a dinner meeting with University of Tennessee QB Tyler Bray before his Pro Day.


Running Back

RB | Beanie Wells | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Steelers checked on the health of free-agent RB Beanie Wells (Cardinals).

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) said Wednesday, March 20, that the Pittsburgh Steelers have shown an interest in him. Bradshaw has been in Florida working out, and he is hopeful to show teams he is fully recover from foot surgery.

RB | Mike Goodson | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets RB Mike Goodson said Wednesday, March 20, that his role has yet to be spelled out, but he feels his time is now to take the next step in his career. Goodson has solid speed, and he has the ability to catch the ball and go for big plays. He had three receptions for at least 40 yards last season with the Oakland Raiders.

RB | DuJuan Harris | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB DuJuan Harris will get the chance to compete for the starting job next season. McCarthy said he would like to use only two running backs next season and not five running backs like he did in 2012.

RB | Lance Dunbar | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones praised RB Lance Dunbar at the NFL meetings. "Dunbar is pretty impressive when you look back (on his season)," Jerry Jones said. "When he got his chances, he did real well. He was in some pretty critical situations. He's got a real receiver knack. He can find the soft spot. He gives us an alternative. He's going to have to make the contribution on special teams. It's hard not to have that third back be a special teams contributor."

RB | Felix Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys are open to bringing back unrestricted free agent RB Felix Jones to back up RB DeMarco Murray, according to owner/general manager Jerry Jones. "We've got to look at the backup backfield," Jerry Jones said. "You can't dismiss Felix. I don't want to dismiss him from our thinking."

RB | Reggie Bush | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz indicated the team could use RB Reggie Bush as a punt returner next season.


Wide Receiver

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is expected to return punts, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

WR | Brandon Lloyd | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd (Patriots) might return to the New England Patriots, as there isn't believed to be a huge market for his services.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said the team would like to add another wide receiver this offseason. Free-agent WR Laurent Robinson (Jaguars) and WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Raiders) could be options.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Free Agent | Free Agents
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said the team would like to add another wide receiver this offseason. Free-agent WR Laurent Robinson (Jaguars) and WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Raiders) could be options.

WR | Jonathan Baldwin | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said WR Jonathan Baldwin needs time to develop and become a better receiver. "Baldwin is kind of a tweener," Reid said at the NFL's annual owners meetings in Phoenix. "He does have good, long speed, not great long speed. He's somebody that needs to continue to develop. That's a position that you need time to develop in. We'll see how he does."

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers made a contract offer to free-agent WR Ted Ginn Jr. (49ers) during his visit with the team this week.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he recently spoke with WR Hakeem Nicks, who said he will be a full go and running for the start of the team's spring program.


Tight End

TE | Steve Maneri | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears signed free-agent TE Steve Maneri (Chiefs) to a two-year deal.

TE | Ben Hartsock | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers re-signed free-agent TE Ben Hartsock. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.


Place Kicker

PK | Phil Dawson | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
San Francisco 49ers PK Phil Dawson signed a one-year $2.25 million deal that includes a $1 million signing bonus.

PK | Mason Crosby | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy indicated the team likely will bring in a kicker to complete with PK Mason Crosby.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs re-signed OT Branden Albert to a one-year contract.

OT | Andre Smith | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent OT Andre Smith (Bengals) remains on the market, and it is believed the longer he remains unsigned, the better the chance he re-signs with the Cincinnati Bengals.

OT | T.J. Lang | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Green Bay Packers OG T.J. Lang is expected to start at left guard next season.

OT | Michael Oher | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said OT Michael Oher could start at either left tackle or right tackle next season.

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the team is very open to the possibility of re-signing free-agent OT Bryant McKinnie this offseason.

OT | Jonathan Martin | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said the team has not decided if OT Jonathan Martin will start at left tackle and are looking at other options for the position. "We're still visiting with a couple of tackles out there," Ireland said. "To say Jonathan is going to definitely play left tackle or right tackle, that's still yet to be determined. I'm comfortable with him playing either position."


Guard

OG | Brandon Moore | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions are expressing an interest in free-agent OG Brandon Moore (Jets), according to a source.

OG | Kelechi Osemele | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the team could use OT Kelechi Osemele at left tackle, right tackle or left guard next season.


Offensive Line

OL | Joe Reitz | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
Indianapolis Colts exclusive rights free-agent OG Joe Reitz has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Defensive Line

DL | Jason Pierre-Paul | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin blamed DE Jason Pierre-Paul's disappointing 2012 season on conditioning issues.

DL | Elvis Dumervil | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the Denver Broncos would prefer to re-sign free-agent DE Elvis Dumervil than to sign someone else.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons hosted a visit with free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) Wednesday, Mar. 20.

DL | Turk McBride | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with free-agent DE Turk McBride (Saints) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Defensive End

DE | Dwight Freeney | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos are still trying to re-sign DE Elvis Dumervil, but are bringing in LB Dwight Freeney (Colts) and DE John Abraham (Falcons) in the event they cannot re-sign him.

DE | John Abraham | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos are still trying to re-sign DE Elvis Dumervil, but are bringing in LB Dwight Freeney (Colts) and DE John Abraham (Falcons) in the event they cannot re-sign him.


Linebacker

LB | Brian Urlacher | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings are not interested in free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears) and likely would not express interest unless his asking practice drops significantly.

LB | Victor Butler | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB Victor Butler (Cowboys) will visit with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, March 21.

LB | Nick Perry | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
With LB Erik Walden (Colts) gone, the Green Bay Packers need LB Nick Perry to step up his play as the new starting outside linebacker. "He can be physical. He can rush the passer," linebackers coach Kevin Greene said at season's end. "He can do the whole spectrum of this position. He just needs to come back with a good mindset and go get it."

LB | Robert Jackson | Washington Redskins | Transaction
Washington Redskins LB Robert Jackson has been suspended for the first four games of the season, but he is appealing the ruling.

LB | Aldon Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said LB Aldon Smith (shoulder) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.


Cornerback

CB | Adam Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent CB Adam Jones (Bengals) is likely to return to the Cincinnati Bengals, especially if the team is unable to re-sign fellow free-agent CB Terence Newman (Bengals).

CB | Captain Munnerlyn | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent CB Captain Munnerlyn (Panthers) posted on his official Twitter Wednesday, March 20, account that he is staying with the Carolina Panthers. Terms of the deal are undisclosed.

CB | Charles Woodson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DB Charles Woodson (Packers) said he is surprised that he has not received as much interest as he thought he would this offseason. "I thought there would be a little more interest," Woodson said. "I think that, looking back, this is my second time in free agency and I've kind a been shunned both times. I guess this time around I'm a little more patient with it, and just waiting around to see what happens."

CB | Dunta Robinson | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said the team will keep CB Dunta Robinson at cornerback and is not considering moving him to safety.

CB | Sean Smith | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid indicated CBs Dunta Robinson, Sean Smith and Javier Arenas likely will compete for a starting cornerback job. Reid said Robinson would get the first opportunity if they were practicing now.


Strong Safety

SS | Bernard Pollard | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans agreed with free-agent SS Bernard Pollard (Ravens) on a one-year deal.

SS | Michael Mitchell | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit
Updating a previous report, the Carolina Panthers agreed to terms with free-agent SS Michael Mitchell (Raiders) on a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Mitchell is expected to compete with FS D.J. Campbell and SS Haruki Nakamura for a starting spot at strong safety.

SS | Jerron McMillian | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
One source close to the team said the Green Bay Packers are high on safeties M.D. Jennings, Jerron McMillian and Sean Richardson next to FS Morgan Burnett. The team did not pursue high-priced safeties in the free agency market, surprising some agents. However, the team feels they might have the answer internally.


Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Houston Texans agreed to an undisclosed two-year deal with FS Ed Reed.

FS | Rashad Johnson | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals signed FS Rashad Johnson to a three-year contract worth $4.4 million with a $1 million signing bonus. The years are broken down as $800 thousand, $1.65 million and $1.35 million.

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