Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 8, 2013 @ 10:57:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Scott | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Alabama CB Dee Milliner will visit the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, April 9. University of Arizona QB Matt Scott will visit the Browns Wednesday, April 10.

QB | Matt Barkley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft, Fantasy
University of Southern California QB Matt Barkley tweeted he was going to visit the Buffalo Bills this week.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
Updating previous reports, the Buffalo Bills have officially signed QB Kevin Kolb.

QB | Zac Dysert | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets are scheduled to meet with University of Miami (Ohio) QB Zac Dysert Wednesday, April 10.

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden will compete with QB Jason Campbell for the starting quarterback job but everyone believes Weeden will win the job.

QB | Carson Palmer | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said the team started scouting QB Carson Palmer in January and was pleasantly surprised with how Palmer threw the ball this season. "A lot of times in this business, you base your opinions on reputations. And when you study a guy, you come away disappointed or surprised. In this case, I saw that Carson still has the zing and can still make all the throws. That's huge, especially with what [head coach Bruce Arians] wants out of his quarterback," Keim said.

QB | Brady Quinn | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to meet with free-agent QBs Matt Leinart (Raiders), Brady Quinn (Chiefs), Seneca Wallace (Browns) and Tyler Thigpen (Bills). The meetings are expected to include workouts for each quarterback.


Running Back

RB | Michael Ford | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots sent running backs coach Ivan Fears to Louisiana State University to work out RB Spencer Ware, RB Michael Ford and WR Russell Shepard.

RB | Deonte Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Oakland Raiders conducted a private workout with Cal Poly RB Deonte Williams.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said the team is willing to discuss a new contract with RB Darren McFadden before he becomes a free agent next offseason.


Wide Receiver

WR | DeAndre Hopkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Carolina Panthers are scheduled to meet with Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins Monday, April 8.

WR | Alec Lemon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Syracuse WR Alec Lemon visited the Buffalo Bills Sunday, April 7.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
Updating previous reports, the Jacksonville Jaguars officially signed WR Mohamed Massaquoi.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester is fully on board with his prospective role as full-time returner. "It was kind of my idea to let me more focus on my kickoff and punt return thing," Hester said. "It was more of my idea to do it."

WR | Cordarrelle Patterson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills have not conducted a private workout with University of Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson.

WR | Justin Hunter | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills conducted private workouts with University of Tennessee WR Justin Hunter, WR Zach Rogers and TE Mychal Rivera Saturday, April 6.

WR | Zach Rogers | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills conducted private workouts with University of Tennessee WR Justin Hunter, WR Zach Rogers and TE Mychal Rivera Saturday, April 6.

WR | Dexter McCluster | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster said he is looking forward to playing in head coach Andy Reid's offensive scheme because he will be used at different positions. "Keeping the defense on their toes," McCluster said. "Move me around, make a headache for the defense. He said he wants to use me in multiple places. That's the type of player I am and that's the type of player I've been. Now I have the opportunity to showcase what I can really do."


Tight End

TE | Matthew Mulligan | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers signed free-agent TE Matthew Mulligan (Rams) to a one-year contract Sunday, April 7, his agent confirmed.

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm) likely will need a fourth surgery on his forearm. This surgery would remove a plate inserted in his forearm in order to ensure an infection as be eradicated.

TE | Mychal Rivera | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills conducted private workouts with University of Tennessee WR Justin Hunter, WR Zach Rogers and TE Mychal Rivera Saturday, April 6.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Kyle Long | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are meeting with University of Oregon OL Kyle Long Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9.

OT | Jordan Mills | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana Tech OT Jordan Mills will visit with the New Orleans Saints, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation. Some draft analysts project him from the second round to the third round. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.23 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Guard

OG | Chance Warmack | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions met with University of Alabama OG Chance Warmack Monday, April 8.

OG | Brandon Brooks | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans G Brandon Brooks has trimmed down 10 pounds to 325 pounds. He was at 335 pounds at the end of last season and 355 pounds at the 2012 NFL Draft.

OG | Stephen Peterman | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OG Stephen Peterman (Lions) will visit with the New York Jets Monday, April 8, according to a source.

OG | Ryan Miller | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Cleveland Browns may consider moving OG Ryan Miller to offensive tackle because his height may be a hindrance at the guard position. The team used Miller as a backup guard in 2012, but he played both tackle spots in college.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Sharrif Floyd | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are meeting with University of Florida DT Sharrif Floyd Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9.


Defensive End

DE | Nate Palmer | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Green Bay Packers were scheduled to meet with Illinois State DE Nate Palmer Sunday, April 7.


Linebacker

LB | D.J. Williams | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams' deal has no guaranteed money. He'll have a $900,000 base salary with roster bonuses up to $750,000 if he is active for all 16 games.

LB | Arthur Brown | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Chicago Bears are visiting with Kansas State LB Arthur Brown the next two days.

LB | Bryan Hall | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
Baltimore Ravens LB Bryan Hall is excited for a chance to play inside linebacker, and he is in the process of getting himself into more of a linebacker-sized frame. He has been diligently exercising and dieting, getting his weight down to about 275 pounds. He was listed as 291 pounds last season.

LB | James Harrison | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns do not have any interest in free-agent LB James Harrison (Steelers).


Cornerback

CB | Dee Milliner | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
University of Alabama CB Dee Milliner (shoulder) said the reevaluation on his surgically repaired shoulder in Indianapolis went well and that he is still on schedule to be ready by August.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Free Agent | Free Agents
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier remains in contact with free-agent CB Antoine Winfield, and the team still hopes to re-sign him.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Draft, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are growing impatient with trade talks for New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis. Revis' agents recently asked Jets general manager John Idzik if Revis could be excused from the first two weeks of the team's offseason conditioning program. The two-week period starts April 15 and ends after the NFL draft, by which time Revis had been expected to be traded. He's hoping to avoid the media circus. The Buccaneers are willing to trade a combination of a first-, third- and sixth-round picks for Revis, and they are also willing to pay him in the area of $15-16 million per year on a long-term contract.

CB | Jumal Rolle | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Catawba CB Jumal Rolle visited the Green Bay Packers Sunday, April 7. The small-school standout runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds.

CB | Charles Woodson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns likely will not show interest in free-agent DB Charles Woodson (Packers).


Strong Safety

SS | Shamarko Thomas | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with Syracuse SS Shamarko Thomas, Utah State CB Will Davis and San Diego State OL Nik Embernate Monday, April 8.


Free Safety

FS | Kerry Rhodes | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns could pursue free-agent FS Kerry Rhodes (Cardinals) if they do not select a safety in the draft.

FS | Ronde Barber | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys likely will not pursue free-agent FS Ronde Barber (Buccaneers).

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