Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 25, 2013 @ 09:43:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
The Jacksonville Jaguars have preliminary interest in West Virginia University QB Geno Smith. The Jags have the second overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak hinted that running could become a bigger part of QB Jake Locker's arsenal in 2013. "Jake brings that dimension to the game, but you have to be smart about it," Munchak said. "You want to take advantage of all the skills he does have, though it's hard to survive if you're running it all the time. So it has to be a happy medium, and that's what we'll try to find."

QB | Ryan W. Griffin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Tulane QB Ryan W. Griffin said he is scheduled to meet with the quarterbacks coach from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals.

QB | Landry Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are scheduled to conduct a private workout with University of Oklahoma QB Landry Jones.


Running Back

RB | Andre Ellington | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins are scheduled to conduct a private workout with Clemson RB Andre Ellington before the 2013 NFL Draft.

RB | Giovani Bernard | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins have shown a considerable amount of interest in North Carolina RB Giovani Bernard.


Wide Receiver

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Raiders) will visit with the Indianapolis Colts Monday, March 25.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera plans to give WR Steve Smith more rest during the regular season in order to keep him healthy. "I think we have to be smart with Steve, make sure we put him in position to take advantage of his abilities and maximize his time and not waste his time or reps. So he's getting quality reps and quality plays," Rivera said.

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 Winslow | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating an earlier report, the Cleveland Browns aren't interested in free-agent TE Kellen Winslow (Patriots).

TE | Fred Davis | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Jets are interested in free-agent TE Fred Davis (Redskins). He has a visit scheduled with the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, March 27, and the Washington Redskins remain interested.

TE | Martellus Bennett | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins had interest in signing Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett but did not offer more than what Bennett got from the Bears.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Marcus Cannon | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit
With the return of New England Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer, and signing of OT Will Svitek, OT Marcus Cannon might see more work at guard this season. He has taken reps at right guard in the past.


Guard

OG | Kevin Boothe | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants re-signed free-agent OG Kevin Boothe to a one-year deal. Terms were not disclosed.

OG | Brandon Moore | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys do not have plans to meet with free-agent OG Brandon Moore (Cowboys).


Defensive Line

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions are counting on DL Nick Fairley to be a major difference maker along the defensive line, and they need him to stay healthy. The team lost DE Cliff Avril (Seahawks) and DL Sammie Hill (Titans) to free agency, and DL Kyle Vanden Bosch was released in a cost-cutting move.

DL | Elvis Dumervil | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Baltimore Ravens will have the versatility on defense following the signing of DL Elvis Dumervil to use LB Courtney Upshaw back at outside linebacker rather than defensive end.

DL | Mike DeVito | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kansas City Chiefs DL Mike DeVito is expected to start at defensive end next season and play on early downs. DeVito likely will come off the field on obvious passing downs. The team is hoping DeVito will be able to improve their run defense.

DL | Mark Anderson | Buffalo Bills | Injury
The Buffalo Bills are expected to bring DE Mark Anderson back next season even though he was limited to five games in 2012 because of a knee injury. The team would like to see how Anderson plays when he is fully healthy.


Defensive End

DE | Dwight Freeney | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos will turn their attention to free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) after losing DL Elvis Dumervil to the Baltimore Ravens. If they cannot sign Freeney, they will look to veteran free-agent DE John Abraham (Falcons).

DE | Michael Bennett | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff, which is why he only got a one-year contract this offseason.

DE | Earl Okine | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots conducted a private workout with University of Florida DE Earl Okine Sunday, March 24. Director of player personnel Nick Caserio and head coach Bill Belichick attended the workout.


Linebacker

LB | A.J. Hawk | Green Bay Packers | Transaction
Green Bay Packers LB A.J. Hawk restructured his deal and took around a $2 million pay cut to remain with the team. He was guaranteed a $2.21 million roster bonus when he took a cut from $5.45 million to $3.6 million.

LB | Bryan Thomas | New York Jets | Injury, Draft, Free Agents
Free-agent LB Bryan Thomas (Jets) (shoulder) found out after the season that he has a torn tendon in his shoulder. He is recovered from a torn pectoral muscle, and is considering retirement. He said his decision will come after the NFL Draft last next month.

LB | Courtney Upshaw | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Baltimore Ravens will have the versatility on defense following the signing of DL Elvis Dumervil to use LB Courtney Upshaw back at outside linebacker rather than defensive end.

LB | James Harrison | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens were scheduled to meet free-agent LB James Harrison (Steelers) Sunday, March 24, before the team agreed to terms with DL Elvis Dumervil.

LB | D.J. Williams | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit
Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams could start at middle linebacker next season while LB James Anderson could start at strongside linebacker.

LB | James Anderson | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit
Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams could start at middle linebacker next season while LB James Anderson could start at strongside linebacker.

LB | Justin Durant | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to meet with free-agent LB Justin Durant (Lions) and SS Will Allen (Steelers).


Cornerback

CB | Dee Milliner | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Alabama CB Dee Milliner's draft stock is falling, and he could drop out of the top five picks in the 2013 NFL Draft.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have not showed interest in free-agent CB Antoine Winfield (Vikings) at this point.

CB | Tracy Porter | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have checked in with free-agent CB Tracy Porter (Broncos) this offseason.

CB | Tyrann Mathieu | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins have not shown any interest in Louisiana State CB Tyrann Mathieu at this point.


Safety

S | Don Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins have spent a lot of time with Arkansas State S Don Jones and would like to set up an official meeting with him.

S | Kenny Vaccaro | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins are scheduled to meet with University of Texas S Kenny Vaccaro before the 2013 NFL Draft. The team is also interested in meeting with Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes.


Strong Safety

SS | Quintin Mikell | Free Agent | Depth Chart Tidbit
St. Louis Rams FS Rodney McLeod might complete for playing time in 2013 following the departure of S Quintin Mikell this offseason, although the team has interest in potentially re-signing Mikell at a lesser price. SS Matt Daniels is also in the mix.

SS | Will Allen | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to meet with free-agent LB Justin Durant (Lions) and SS Will Allen (Steelers).


Free Safety

FS | Michael Huff | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent S Michael Huff (Raiders) will visit the Baltimore Ravens later this week.

FS | Rodney McLeod | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit
St. Louis Rams FS Rodney McLeod might complete for playing time in 2013 following the departure of S Quintin Mikell this offseason, although the team has interest in potentially re-signing Mikell at a lesser price. SS Matt Daniels is also in the mix.

FS | Darian Stewart | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday, March 24, that FS Darian Stewart will have a chance at a bigger role this season, but how much of a role is up to him. "It's Darian's opportunity now to step up and take charge of that position," Fisher said.

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