Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 28, 2013 @ 13:36:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Pat White | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The San Francisco 49ers worked out free-agent QB Pat White (Dolphins) Thursday, Mar. 28. White was throwing passes with head coach Jim Harbaugh.

QB | Tyler Bray | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are scheduled to conduct a private workout with University of Tennessee QB Tyler Bray Saturday, April 6. General manager Buddy Nix and head coach Doug Marrone will be in attendance.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez is working with former NFL QB Jeff Garcia this offseason. Garcia played in San Francisco and Philadelphia for Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and is teaching the Jets QB the west coast offense. "He's doing an excellent job -- the progress Mark has made over the past three weeks is definitely very positive,'' Garcia said. "It shows Mark is committed to bettering himself and getting himself more mentally prepared."

QB | Matt Scott | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Arizona QB Matt Scott is unlikely to make it out of the third round of the NFL Draft as he is receiving interest from several teams.

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns chief executive officer Joe Banner said QB Brandon Weeden will enter training camp as the starting quarterback; however, QB Jason Campbell will compete for the job.

QB | EJ Manuel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida State QB EJ Manuel said he believes he will go in the first round of the NFL Draft. Manuel's stock has been on the rise since meeting with teams. "I think I have a really good chance to go in the first round of the draft," Manuel said. "If a team wants to take a shot on me - and I think they should, they'll get a great quarterback - somebody who is really going to help their franchise."

QB | Carson Palmer | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer may prefer a backup role on a winning team over taking a pay cut with the team. He has also balked at the team's request to take a pay cut. The decision, according to three sources familiar with Palmer's mindset, is based on a sense that the Raiders' prospects for success in 2013 are so bleak that money is no longer the predominant factor in his thought process. There's an increasing sense both inside the organization and in Palmer's camp that a parting of the ways is imminent.

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, West Virginia QB Geno Smith will visit the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 2.

QB | Matt Barkley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead was one of three NFL GMs in attendance at the Pro Day workout of Southern California QB Matt Barkley, and he liked what he saw. "I was impressed by the number of passes (Barkley) threw today," Snead said. "Since he was injured to end his career, this was his recital. It was an overall good day for him."

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert said he welcomes a quarterback competition. "I welcome that," Gabbert said. "It's fun to me."


Running Back

RB | Eddie Lacy | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
University of Alabama RB Eddie Lacy (hamstring) will work out for teams Thursday, April 11. Lacy was not able to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine or Alabama's Pro Day because of a hamstring injury.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) is taking a physical with team doctors Thursday, Mar. 28. If he passes the physical, the team will try to sign him.

RB | Alfred Morris | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris said he does not expect to deal with a sophomore slump next season because he is working out hard this offseason to improve his all areas in his game. "I set the bar very high, I love a challenge. If you give me easy, I don't want easy, I want hard, I don't care. A sophomore slump? I don't see it happening. I'm going to bust my butt this offseason. I've got to get better. I can't be satisfied with a year when, as a lot of people say, you're only as good as your last performance. I love what I do and I have fun doing it and I want to do it as long as possible and being complacent won't help me. It's time to set the bar even higher next year," Morris said. Morris has been working on improving his strength and flexibility.

RB | Tim Hightower | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins) is expected to visit the New York Giants this weekend, according to two sources.

RB | Marcus Lattimore | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) caught passes and did some agility drills during his Pro Day Wednesday, March 27. Lattimore still believes he will be able to play at some point during the first half of the 2013 regular season.


Fullback

FB | Stanley Havili | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have traded FB Stanley Havili to the Indianapolis Colts. It is not known what the Eagles will receive.


Wide Receiver

WR | Tavon Austin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
West Virginia WR Tavon Austin is scheduled to meet with the New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins before the 2013 NFL Draft.

WR | Michael Jenkins | New England Patriots | Transaction
The New England Patriots signed WR Michael Jenkins (Vikings) Thursday, Mar. 28. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Shun White | Free Agent | Transaction
The New England Patriots have waived WR Shun White.

WR | Domenik Hixon | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Domenik Hixon (Giants) visited with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, March 27.

WR | Robert Woods | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
Southern California WR Robert Woods posted a time of 4.38 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle at his Pro Day workout Wednesday, March 27. Woods posted a time of 4.47 seconds in the drill at the NFL Scouting Combine. Woods also improved on the three-cone drill, posting a time of 6.84 seconds Wednesday after what was deemed a disappointing 7.15 seconds in the drill at the combine.


Tight End

TE | Fred Davis | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills DE Kyle Moore spoke to free-agent TE Fred Davis (Redskins) about possibly coming to Buffalo. Davis said Moore told him he liked playing for Buffalo.


Place Kicker

PK | David Akers | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions are scheduled to meet with free-agent PK David Akers (49ers) next week.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Demar Dotson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Demar Dotson agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension Thursday, Mar. 28. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OT | Andre Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars likely will not pursue free-agent OT Andre Smith (Bengals) because he likely would be too expensive for the team.

OT | Jeff Linkenbach | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
Indianapolis Colts restricted free-agent OT Jeff Linkenbach has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.

OT | Eric Fisher | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions met with Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher and North Carolina State CB David Amerson Thursday, March 28.

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers are still interested in free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs).


Guard

OG | Jonathan Cooper | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with North Carolina OG Jonathan Cooper at some point during the 2013 NFL Draft.

OG | Lance Louis | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Miami Dolphins signed OG Lance Louis to a one-year contract Wednesday, March 27.


Defensive Line

DL | Tony McDaniel | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks signed DL Tony McDaniel (Dolphins) to a one-year deal Thursday, Mar. 28. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Darryl Tapp | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with free-agent DL Darryl Tapp (Eagles) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | Kyle Moore | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills DE Kyle Moore spoke to free-agent TE Fred Davis (Redskins) about possibly coming to Buffalo. Davis said Moore told him he liked playing for Buffalo.

DL | Tommy Kelly | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent DT Tommy Kelly (Raiders) is getting a lot of interest from teams after being released Wednesday, Mar. 27.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora said decreased playing time with the New York Giants helped him in this situation with the Falcons. "It was setting up for this situation here, a situation where I feel like I can really help this team," Umenyiora said. "I have a lot less wear and tear on my body over the last two years than I normally would have if I would have been playing all those (extra) downs. Every disappointment is a blessing and it's definitely a blessing for me and I'm thankful to come over here and help this team win."

DL | Robert Ayers | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Denver Broncos DE Robert Ayers could start at right defensive end on rushing downs next season even if the team signed free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) or DE John Abraham (Falcons).

DL | Clifton Geathers | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have traded DE Clifton Geathers to the Philadelphia Eagles for FB Stanley Havili.

DL | Vaughn Martin | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have signed free-agent DL Vaughn Martin (Chargers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Alan Branch | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DT Alan Branch (Seahawks) parted ways with his old representation, and hired a new agent Wednesday, March 27. His new agent might try to place his client with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where Branch's former defensive coordinator in Seattle is now the head coach.


Defensive End

DE | Margus Hunt | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The San Francisco 49ers had representatives present at Southern Methodist DE Margus Hunt's Pro Day Wednesday, March 27. The team also had a formal interview with Hunt at the NFL Scouting Combine.

DE | Datone Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns have conducted a private workout with UCLA DE Datone Jones.

DE | Dion Jordan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with University of Oregon DE Dion Jordan before the 2013 NFL Draft.


Linebacker

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

LB | Chase Blackburn | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers signed free-agent LB Chase Blackburn (Giants) to an undisclosed deal Wednesday, March 27.

LB | Chad Kilgore | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs signed LB Chad Kilgore (Raiders) Wednesday, Mar. 27. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Justin Durant | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys LB Justin Durant is expected to compete with LB Kyle Wilber for the starting strongside linebacker job next season.


Cornerback

CB | David Amerson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions met with Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher and North Carolina State CB David Amerson Thursday, March 28.

CB | Brent Grimes | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins are not done spending in free agency, as they are interested in free-agent CB Brent Grimes (Falcons) (knee). Grimes played under the franchise tag with the Atlanta Falcons in 2012, and is making his way back from a season-ending knee injury suffered in September. He has also visited with the Cleveland Browns.

CB | Nickell Robey | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Southern California CB Nickell Robey posted a 40 1/2-inch vertical leap for scouts Wednesday, March 27, at his Pro Day, but he failed to use the explosiveness during drills. Robey also dropped several potential interceptions during drills.

CB | Tyrann Mathieu | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with Louisiana State CB Tyrann Mathieu before the 2013 NFL Draft.

CB | Dee Milliner | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with University of Alabama CB Dee Milliner before the 2013 NFL Draft.


Safety

S | Drew McAllister | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Southern California S Drew McAllister had a strong effort in the positional drills at his Pro Day Wednesday, March 27.

S | Kenny Vaccaro | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
University of Texas S Kenny Vaccaro (hip) did not run the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day Tuesday, March 26, because of a hip flexor injury.


Free Safety

FS | T.J. Ward | Cleveland Browns | Draft
The Cleveland Browns will have a pre-draft visit with South Carolina S D.J. Swearinger. The Browns are in need of a safety to start opposite of T.J. Ward.

FS | James Sanders | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with free-agent FS James Sanders (Cardinals) Thursday, March 28.

FS | Dawan Landry | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets are visiting with free-agent FS Dawan Landry (Jaguars) Wednesday, Mar. 27.

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