Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 4, 2013 @ 09:57:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Barkley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
The Arizona Cardinals will hold a private workout with University of Southern California QB Matt Barkley Saturday, April 6.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | Free Agent | Free Agents
An NFL scout believes free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) will be invited to a team's camp this season.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers could be in his final season with the team after two sub-par seasons and a new coaching staff in town.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has already decided he doesn't plan to hold out or stay away from the team during offseason conditioning, according to a source. He expects a new deal to be done soon.

QB | Josh Portis | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks re-signed free-agent QB Josh Portis (Seahawks) Wednesday, April 3, to a two-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.

QB | John Skelton | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals acquired QB John Skelton off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, April 3.

QB | Mike Glennon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills met with North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon, Louisiana State WR Russell Shepard, Southern Miss LB Jamie Collins and Clemson S Jonathan Meeks Wednesday, April 3.

QB | Matt Scott | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to conduct a private workout with University of Arizona QB Matt Scott this week.

QB | Rex Grossman | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Washington Redskins have re-signed free-agent QB Rex Grossman. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

QB | EJ Manuel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida State QB EJ Manuel said he expects to be selected in the first or second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. "So I'm pretty sure I've impressed a lot of decision-makers within these franchises, so draft day is gonna be great. Whether I go in the first or second round, I'll still be happy," Manuel said.


Running Back

RB | Le'Veon Bell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys visited with Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell Wednesday, April 3.


Wide Receiver

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester has been attending the team's voluntary workouts.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz was seeking $10-$11 million per season in a new deal with his old agency.

WR | Terrell Owens | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Bengals) worked out with New England Patriots QB Tom Brady at the University of Southern California Wednesday, April 3.

WR | Terrance Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams met with Baylor WR Terrance Williams Wednesday, April 3.

WR | Domenik Hixon | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Carolina Panthers signed WR Domenik Hixon to a one-year contract Wednesday, April 3. Financial terms were undisclosed.

WR | Tyrone Goard | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Seattle Seahawks will host East Carolina WR Tyrone Goard for a pre-draft visit.

WR | Julian Edelman | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Giants are scheduled to visit with free-agent WR Julian Edelman (Patriots) Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4.

WR | Kenny Stills | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots are scheduled to meet with University of Oklahoma WR Kenny Stills Wednesday, April 3, and Thursday, April 4.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson said he is looking forward to play in head coach Chip Kelly's offense in 2013 because of the different things he will be doing. "I feel the sky's the limit for myself," Jackson said Wednesday. "I think this year, with Chip coming in with the style of play of his offense, it's really going to help me out a lot more as well. I'm going to be able to get certain looks, get the ball in my hand, do things I wasn't doing the past five years. So that's going to be an exciting time for myself. I'm going to have to be fully prepared, fully in shape, fully healthy."

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey said part of the reason he signed with the Colts was because QB Andrew Luck is on the team. "It's a confidence thing," Heyward-Bey said. "You know (Luck) is going to be your quarterback. There's no question about that. In Oakland, there were times when we weren't sure going in week-by-week. We had to adjust on the fly. Knowing Andrew is back there, it feels good."

WR | Lavelle Hawkins | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tennessee Titans WRs Lavelle Hawkins and Marc Mariani likely will have to compete for roster spots during training camp because of the addition of WR Kevin Walter.

WR | Marc Mariani | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tennessee Titans WRs Lavelle Hawkins and Marc Mariani likely will have to compete for roster spots during training camp because of the addition of WR Kevin Walter.


Tight End

TE | Gavin Escobar | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
San Diego State TE Gavin Escobar is scheduled to meet with the Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns.


Place Kicker

PK | David Akers | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent PK David Akers (49ers) left his meeting with the Detroit Lions without signing a contract.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Tyson Clabo | Free Agent | Transaction
The Atlanta Falcons released OT Tyson Clabo.

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
Kansas City Chiefs OT Branden Albert said Tuesday, April 2, that he will not return for the offseason program this week. He wants the team to commit to him beyond the one-year, $9.83 million contract he recently signed as their franchise player. "I want to play for the Chiefs, but I want that commitment long-term," Albert said. "There has been speculation of me being not there, being traded. So until I know my situation with certainty, I am going to stay away, work out and when the time is right, show up."

OT | David Bakhtiari | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens recently met with University of Colorado OT David Bakhtiari.

OT | Gabe Carimi | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit
Chicago Bears OG Edwin Williams, OG Gabe Carimi and OT James Brown are expected to compete for one of the starting guard jobs next season.

OT | J'Marcus Webb | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit
Chicago Bears OT J'Marcus Webb said he is fine with moving to right tackle after the team added OT Jermon Bushrod this offseason. "Things happen and you can't control a few things, but it'll be a great move," Webb said. "I can play right tackle ... I can move my hands a little bit, so it should be fun."


Guard

OG | Antoine Caldwell | Houston Texans | Free Agents
The New York Giants are scheduled to visit with free-agent OG Antoine Caldwell (Texans).


Defensive Line

DL | J.J. Watt | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (elbow) revealed that he played through the entire 2012 season with multiple torn ligaments in his left elbow. He dislocated the elbow in the first week of practices in August. He said his elbow now feels great and that he hopes not to have to wear a brace again. "All the ligaments in there were torn, they were all gone, so they had to have time to recover and regroup," Watt said.

DL | Ropati Pitoitua | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tennessee Titans defense coordinator Jerry Gray indicated Wednesday, April 3, that the team will still use the 4-3 defensive scheme as a base defense, but adding some players who fit the 3-4 mold will allow for more flexibility. DE Ropati Pitoitua is a player who fits more of a 3-4 scheme, which is the system he played in with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012. LB Moise Fokou also played in the 3-4 with the Indianapolis Colts in 2012.

DL | Terrence Cody | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens NT Terrence Cody (hip) is recovering after having hip surgery recently, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. He is expected to be sidelined through organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp, but he is expected to make a full recovery by training camp.

DL | Sam Acho | Arizona Cardinals |
The Arizona Cardinals could look to an outside linebacker like LBs Lorenzo Alexander or Sam Acho to step up while LB Daryl Washington is suspended for the first four regular season games.

DL | Mike Patterson | New York Giants | Transaction
The New York Giants signed DT Mike Patterson (Eagles) Wednesday, April 3. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Jarius Wynn | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have signed free-agent DL Jarius Wynn (Titans) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | DeWayne Cherrington | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens recently met with Mississippi State DL DeWayne Cherrington.

DL | C.J. Mosley | Detroit Lions | Transaction
Updating a previous report, The Detroit Lions signed DT C.J. Mosley (Jaguars) to a two-year contract Wednesday, April 3. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Alan Branch | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Buffalo Bills could use DT Alan Branch at nose tackle when they line up in a 3-4 defensive alignment next season.


Defensive Tackle

DT | John Jenkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The San Francisco 49ers are scheduled to meet with University of Georgia DT John Jenkins next week.


Defensive End

DE | Dion Jordan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets are visiting with Oregon LB Dion Jordan Thursday, April 4.

DE | Quinton Dial | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The San Francisco 49ers visited with Alabama DL Quinton Dial Wednesday, April 3.

DE | Ezekiel Ansah | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Arizona Cardinals are scheduled to meet with Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah.

DE | Cornellius Carradine | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots are scheduled to meet with University of Oregon DE Dion Jordan, Florida State DL Cornellius Carradine and University of Washington CB Desmond Trufant before the 2013 NFL Draft.


Linebacker

LB | Frank Zombo | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent LB Frank Zombo (Packers) to an undisclosed deal.

LB | Moise Fokou | Indianapolis Colts | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tennessee Titans defense coordinator Jerry Gray indicated Wednesday, April 3, that the team will still use the 4-3 defensive scheme as a base defense, but adding some players who fit the 3-4 mold will allow for more flexibility. DE Ropati Pitoitua is a player who fits more of a 3-4 scheme, which is the system he played in with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012. LB Moise Fokou also played in the 3-4 with the Indianapolis Colts in 2012.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (knee) said Wednesday, April 3, in a radio interview that he has the ability to play outside linebacker after spending nearly his career with the Panthers in the middle. "I've done great things, but things but I also know I have the ability to play outside. Watching (LB Luke Kuechly), watching him mature and make plays and seeing how dynamic he is, I just want to get out there and do the same thing." Beason said he believes he'll be ready for training camp.

LB | Paris Lenon | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals could elect to bring back free-agent LB Paris Lenon, who remains on the market, if they want a familiar face inside with LB Daryl Washington suspended for the first four regular season games.

LB | Brendon Ayanbadejo | Free Agent | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have released LB Brendon Ayanbadejo.

LB | Tavares Gooden | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals are scheduled to meet with free-agent LB Tavares Gooden (49ers) Thursday, April 4.

LB | Kiko Alonso | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The San Diego Chargers met with University of Oregon LB Kiko Alonso Monday, April 3.


Cornerback

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers CB Nnamdi Asomugha said he likes the 49ers' defensive scheme. He had trouble with Philadelphia Eagles' scheme the last two seasons. The Eagles' scheme didn't have the same man-to-man principles that he played in Oakland.

CB | Dee Milliner | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to visit with Alabama CB Dee Milliner Wednesday, April 3.

CB | Desmond Trufant | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots are scheduled to meet with University of Oregon DE Dion Jordan, Florida State DL Cornellius Carradine and University of Washington CB Desmond Trufant before the 2013 NFL Draft.


Safety

S | Kenny Vaccaro | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Texas S Kenny Vaccaro said on his Twitter page that he will be meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals.

S | Don Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins met with Arkansas State S Don Jones Wednesday, April 3.


Strong Safety

SS | Da'Norris Searcy | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
Buffalo Bills S Da'Norris Searcy has a great chance to start at strong safety this year.

SS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent S Oshiomogho Atogwe (Eagles) is looking to make a comeback in 2013.

SS | Curtis Taylor | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals signed free-agent SS Curtis Taylor (49ers) to a one-year contract Wednesday, April 3, according to a league source.


Free Safety

FS | Darian Stewart | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
St. Louis Rams FS Darian Stewart signed a one-year, $1.323 million tender offer as a restricted free agent Wednesday, April 3. He might start this season if the team with S Craig Dahl or S Quintin Mikell no longer with the team.

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