Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 9, 2013 @ 09:22:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Alex Carder | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Western Michigan QB Alex Carder is visiting the New York Jets Tuesday, April 9, according to a league source.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Buffalo Bills | Draft
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said the addition of QB Kevin Kolb does not mean the team will not look at quarterback prospects in the NFL Draft. "I do not think it really is going to change the philosophy on the draft," Marrone said. "I think that when the position comes whatever is best for our team to get better I think we will go ahead and choose that player whoever it may be. I think that rather than trying to, and I do not want to speak for Buddy (Nix) or anyone else in the organization, rather than trying to reach or go somewhere that you do not want to go you bring the best players you can bring in and you make those guys compete. You are a better football team."

QB | Dan Orlovsky | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed free-agent QB Dan Orlovsky. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

QB | Jeff Tuel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills met with Washington State QB Jeff Tuel and University of Tennessee WR Justin Hunter Monday, April 8.

QB | Andy Dalton | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton said he knows that he needs to be more accurate with his deep passes and expects to show improvement in that area. "I think there are times where I didn't get those throws. That's one thing people have said about me since I was coming out of college. I'm going to get better. I know I need to get better. I'm going to make the improvement. I expect myself to make throws like that. I have to hit more throws down field. I also have to get better in other areas," Dalton said.

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to conduct a private workout with West Virginia QB Geno Smith Saturday, April 13.

QB | EJ Manuel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets are scheduled to meet with Florida State QB EJ Manuel Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11.

QB | Zac Dysert | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Denver Broncos are meeting with Miami University of Ohio QB Zac Dysert Monday, April 8.


Running Back

RB | Marcus Lattimore | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Fantasy
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said he is optimistic about his chances of playing in 2013. If he is not ready to start the upcoming campaign, Lattimore believes he will be ready by mid-season. "After the surgery, Dr. (James) Andrews said everything was great, everything went perfect," Lattimore said. "And I've just been rehabbing my tail off. He wants me ready by the beginning of the season, so that's our timetable. Beginning or middle of the season." Some teams have told Lattimore he would sit out 2013, while others have said he'll be put on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Some teams have refused to put any restrictions on him at all.

RB | Felix Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, free-agent RB Felix Jones (Cowboys) worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, April 8.

RB | Jalen Parmele | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks visited with free-agent RB Jalen Parmele (Jaguars).

RB | Brandon Jacobs | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Brandon Jacobs (49ers) said he wants to return to the New York Giants. The Giants haven't ruled it out.

RB | Lance Ball | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents
Denver Broncos restricted free-agent RB Lance Ball has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.

RB | Johnathan Franklin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams met with UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin last week.

RB | Montee Ball | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to meet with University of Wisconsin RB Montee Ball Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9.


Fullback

FB | E. Alex Smith | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals will visit with free-agent TE E. Alex Smith (Browns) Wednesday, April 10.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (finger) said the index finger he fractured last season is feeling great and that he has been catching passes from QB Tony Romo at the team's facility. "Finger is great," Bryant said. "I'm catching passes the same. I'm not missing a beat."

WR | Dexter McCluster | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said he has big plans for WR Dexter McCluster in the offense. Reid wanted to draft McCluster in 2010 while serving as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. "I like McCluster. I think he's a good football player and he has a role on this football team. I've got some things in mind for him," Reid said. "He's a unique talent because he can do a couple, three different things for you whether it's special teams as a returner or whether it's offense as a receiver or a running back."

WR | David Nelson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR David Nelson (knee) said with the way he is progressing, he is hoping to be a full go for organized team activities. Nelson suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 1 of 2012.

WR | Deon Butler | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have signed free-agent WR Deon Butler (Seahawks) and CB Cornelius Brown (Bears) to one-year deals and WR Dan DePalma (Giants) to a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

WR | Brian Robiskie | Free Agent | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have released WR Brian Robiskie.

WR | Denard Robinson | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
University of Michigan WR Denard Robinson (elbow) received an extremely positive report during his medical reevaluation in Indianapolis. Teams were informed that Robinson should not deal with any long-term damage from his nerve contusion.

WR | Justin Hunter | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills met with Washington State QB Jeff Tuel and University of Tennessee WR Justin Hunter Monday, April 8.

WR | Rod Streater | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit
Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater could compete for one of the starting wide receiver positions next season.

WR | Tavon Austin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to meet with West Virginia WR Tavon Austin next week.

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


Tight End

TE | Jeff Cumberland | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
New York Jets restricted free-agent TE Jeff Cumberland has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
Free-agent OT Bryant McKinnie (Ravens) believes the Baltimore Ravens would like to see how the NFL Draft plays out before potentially re-signing him.

OT | Lane Johnson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New Orleans Saints will visit with Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson Tuesday, April 9.

OT | Eric Fisher | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Oakland Raiders would reportedly like to select Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher with the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft if he is still on the board. If not, the team will likely take Florida DT Sharrif Floyd.

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs) said he talked salary with the San Diego Chargers, but things kind of fell through after that. He's said to be looking for $3-4 million annually.

OT | Ryan Harris | Houston Texans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Houston Texans have re-signed free-agent OT Ryan Harris to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

OT | Andre Smith | Free Agent | Draft, Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals may not look to re-sign free-agent OT Andre Smith if they are able to find a younger and cheaper replacement for him in the 2013 NFL Draft. Smith is believed to looking for too much money in his next contract.

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.


Guard

OG | Chance Warmack | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions are strongly considering Alabama OG Chance Warmack with the No. 5 overall pick in the NFL Draft, according to sources. Warmack was very impressive in his recent visit with the team and some evaluators believe he may be the best player in the draft.

OG | Stephen Peterman | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OG Stephen Peterman (Lions) left his visit with the New York Jets without a contract. The Jets offered Peterman a contract but the two sides were not able to agree to terms.

OG | Edmund Kugbila | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Indianapolis Colts are meeting with Valdosta State OG Edmund Kugbila Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9.

OG | Nik Embernate | 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.


Offensive Line

OL | Jim Cordle | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
New York Giants exclusive rights free-agent C Jim Cordle has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Defensive Line

DL | Tommy Kelly | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with free-agent DT Tommy Kelly (Raiders) on a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DL | Demarcus Dobbs | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
Wesley Spencer, agent for San Francisco 49ers DT Demarcus Dobbs (knee), said Dobbs is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament. Dobbs should be ready for training camp but it is not known exactly when he will be able to return.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Sharrif Floyd | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Oakland Raiders would reportedly like to select Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher with the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft if he is still on the board. If not, the team will likely take Florida DT Sharrif Floyd.

DT | Star Lotulelei | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with Utah DT Star Lotulelei.

DT | Roosevelt Holliday | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Chicago Bears are scheduled to work out Eastern Illinois DT Roosevelt Holliday Friday, April 12.


Defensive End

DE | Andre Carter | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent DE Andre Carter (Raiders) has agreed to a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders, according to his agent, Carl Poston. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Linebacker

LB | Arthur Brown | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams will visit with Kansas State LB Arthur Brown Tuesday, April 9.

LB | Rolando McClain | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals mulled a trade for free-agent LB Rolando McClain before he was released by the Oakland Raiders.

LB | Akeem Jordan | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals are visiting with free-agent LB Akeem Jordan (Eagles) Tuesday, April 9.

LB | Karlos Dansby | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens could consider signing free-agent LB Karlos Dansby (Dolphins).

LB | Barkevious Mingo | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills met with Louisiana State DE Barkevious Mingo Monday, April 8.

LB | Jarell Childs | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to work out Kansas State LB Jarell Childs.

LB | Keith Pough | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Howard LB Keith Pough has received interest from the Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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.


Cornerback

CB | Mike Jenkins | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have signed eight defensive free agents this offseason following the addition of CB Mike Jenkins.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Draft, Fantasy
Updating an ongoing story, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are willing to surrender the No. 13 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft for New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis. This was believed to be a hang-up in previous talks. The Jets are believed to want a lot more than just that pick.

CB | Ryan Travis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Tulane CB Ryan Travis is scheduled to take part in the New Orleans Saints' local Pro Day.

CB | Darlos James | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Maine CB Darlos James will participate in the New York Giants' local Pro Day.

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 | Don Unamba | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Chicago Bears have scheduled a workout for Southern Arkansas CB Don Unamba.


Strong Safety

SS | Jim Leonhard | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with free-agent SS Jim Leonhard (Broncos) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

SS | Duke Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Nevada SS Duke Williams has worked out for the Indianapolis Colts, Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins.

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 | Reed Doughty | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS Reed Doughty (toe) said he expects to participate in offseason workouts after undergoing toe surgery earlier this offseason.

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