Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 11, 2013 @ 09:29:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tyler Thigpen | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders worked out free-agent QB Tyler Thigpen (Chiefs) and RB Bernard Scott (Ravens) Wednesday, April 10.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning worked out with WRs Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker at Duke University Wednesday, April 10. Duke coach David Cutcliffe worked with them.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the Chicago Bears have no interest in free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders).

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is preparing for the 2013 season by working out this week at Duke University in North Carolina, and he is assuming he'll have his receiving corps intact. Manning has been working out with restricted free-agent WRs Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks (knee) and newcomer Louis Murphy. "(I'm) here with Coach Cutcliffe (to) have him work with my mechanics, get everything sharp and get everything prepared," Manning said Wednesday, April 10. "So when we start workouts next week, I am going there ready to go and improving and ready to get better."

QB | Seneca Wallace | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders will sign free-agent QB Seneca Wallace (Browns).

QB | Kevin Kolb | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb does not think he gets sacked too much, and talked about how he should not have that label placed on him. "No, because the label only came from really my stint in Arizona," Kolb said at Monday's introductory news conference at One Bills Drive. "When I was in Philly for however many games I started -- I don't even know -- I can remember going multiple games without maybe getting hit four or five times."

QB | Matt Barkley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Updating a previous report, University of Southern California QB Matt Barkley is visiting the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, April 10.

QB | Geno Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
West Virginia QB Geno Smith has the work ethic to succeed in the NFL, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. Kiper said Smith sees the whole field and makes plays with his feet. Kiper also pointed out that Smith does have some trouble in the pocket.

QB | Matt Scott | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Denver Broncos are scheduled to visit with Arizona QB Matt Scott Friday, Apr. 12. Scott may be seeing his draft stock rise because of his ability to run the read-option offense.


Running Back

RB | Dion Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns acquired RB Dion Lewis from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for LB Emmanuel Acho.

RB | Bernard Scott | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders worked out free-agent QB Tyler Thigpen (Chiefs) and RB Bernard Scott (Ravens) Wednesday, April 10.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | Free Agent | Injury, Draft, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to meet with free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) (foot) again before the 2013 NFL Draft. The Cincinnati Bengals have also expressed an interest in Bradshaw.

RB | Rashad Jennings | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent RB Rashad Jennings (Jaguars) posted on his official Twitter account Wednesday, April 10, that he is joining the Oakland Raiders. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

RB | Spencer Ware | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Indianapolis Colts met with Louisiana State RB Spencer Ware Tuesday, April 9.


Fullback

FB | Kyle Juszczyk | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Green Bay Packers are scheduled to visit with Harvard FB Kyle Juszczyk. Juszczyk is scheduled to meet with about 12 NFL teams before the draft.


Wide Receiver

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (foot) said his foot is improving, but he's still not 100 percent five weeks from OTAs.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agents
Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Mohamed Massaquoi received a two-year, $1.7 million deal. He has salaries of $715,000 and $870,000 with annual $25,000 workout bonuses. He received a $65,000 signing bonus.

WR | Julian Edelman | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman's one-year deal is worth up to $1.15 million. He has a split $715,000 base salary, which would be reduced to $383,000 if he went on Injured Reserve. He'll receive $30,000 for 30 receptions; $70,000 for 40; $120,000 for 50; $180,000 for 60 and $250,000 for 70 receptions. He would not collect the sum of each total, just the greatest value.

WR | Wes Welker | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning worked out with WRs Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker at Duke University Wednesday, April 10. Duke coach David Cutcliffe worked with them.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz, a restricted free-agent, was given a first-round tender by the team in March while negotiations toward a long-term deal have gone nowhere. Opposing teams have until April 19 to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets, but so far there has been no known activity between Cruz and other teams.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (knee) has been working out at Duke University in North Carolina with QB Eli Manning and fellow receivers WR Victor Cruz and Louis Murphy. Nicks is coming off offseason knee surgery, and his participation is a good sign that he'll be ready for organized team activities (OTAs) which start next week.

WR | Danario Alexander | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The feeling is that the San Diego Chargers will match any reasonable offers for restricted free-agent WR Danario Alexander. There are a few teams still mulling a decision on whether to sign him to an offer sheet.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) is excited to start the 2013 season healthy. Marshall had his hip scoped in January in order to have as much time as possible to get ready for 2013. "The good thing about the procedure I got done and when I got it done is, I got it done at the start of the offseason, and when you're able to do something like that, you can take your time with it," Marshall said. "You can afford to be cautious. It's about working smarter, and I probably could have started weeks ago, but no rush. We don't play games until September. As long as I'm in top shape then, that's all that matters."

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots have signed Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders to a one-year offer sheet worth $2.5 million.

WR | Da'Rick Rogers | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills visited with Georgia LB Alec Ogletree and Tennessee Tech WR Da'Rick Rogers Wednesday, April 10.

WR | Cordarrelle Patterson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson's NFL draft stock could be falling and he may not be selected in the first round.

WR | Kenny Stills | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with University of Oklahoma WR Kenny Stills Thursday, April 11.

WR | Tavon Austin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are meeting with West Virginia WR Tavon Austin Wednesday, April 10.

WR | Quinton Patton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have met with Louisiana Tech WR Quinton Patton.

WR | Keenan Allen | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals had representatives at University of California WR Keenan Allen's workout Tuesday, April 9.


Tight End

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez moved to Los Angeles and secluded himself from everyone while he changed his workouts this offseason in hopes of playing 16 games next season. "Just been training, trying to get my body right, get my strength up so I can have a decent season next year," Hernandez said. "I'd say more attention to specific muscles instead of just doing the basic bench, squat and all that other stuff. I'd say I started a little earlier this year to maybe try to get through 16 games this season."

TE | Cameron Morrah | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders worked out free-agent TE Cameron Morrah (Seahawks) and CB Jacob Lacey (Lions) Wednesday, April 10.


Place Kicker

PK | David Akers | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions PK David Akers's deal is for one year and $1.005 million. He has a $940,000 salary with $35,000 fully guaranteed. He has a $65,000 signing bonus and a $620,000 cap number.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have shown interest in free-agent OT Bryant McKinnie (Ravens) but no deal is imminent at this point.

OT | Chris Clark | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Denver Broncos OT Chris Clark could work with the first-team offense at left tackle during offseason workouts if OT Ryan Clady does not attend them.

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are not believed to be interested in trading OT Rodger Saffold at this point. The team could be willing to trade Saffold if they take an offensive tackle in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.


Defensive Line

DL | Sam Montgomery | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State DE Sam Montgomery has met with the Cincinnati Bengals and San Diego Chargers.

DL | Chris Baker | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents
Washington Redskins restricted free-agent DL Chris Baker has signed his one-year tender offer and will make $1.323 million in 2013.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Star Lotulelei | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Utah DT Star Lotulelei has declined an invitation to attend the 2013 NFL Draft.

DT | Sheldon Richardson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns were scheduled to meet with University of Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson Tuesday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 10.


Defensive End

DE | Margus Hunt | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to work out Southern Methodist DE Margus Hunt Wednesday, April 10.


Linebacker

LB | Emmanuel Acho | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Emmanuel Acho (knee) may have a torn meniscus in his knee. The team will know more when they bring him in for a physical.

LB | James Harrison | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals are visiting with free-agent LB James Harrison (Steelers) Thursday, April 11.

LB | Rolando McClain | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms with free-agent LB Rolando McClain (Raiders) on an undisclosed deal Wednesday, April 10. McClain must still pass a physical.

LB | Manti Te'o | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins are scheduled to meet with Norte Dame LB Manti Te'o in the near future.

LB | Barrett Ruud | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears worked out free-agent LB Barrett Ruud (Texans) Tuesday, April 9.

LB | Tim Dobbins | Houston Texans | Transaction
The Houston Texans re-signed LB Tim Dobbins to a one-year contract Thursday, April 10. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Alec Ogletree | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills visited with Georgia LB Alec Ogletree and Tennessee Tech WR Da'Rick Rogers Wednesday, April 10.

LB | Arthur Brown | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Jacksonville Jaguars are scheduled to visit with Kansas State LB Arthur Brown Wednesday, April 10.

LB | Zavier Gooden | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Chicago Bears are scheduled to meet with University of Missouri LB Zavier Gooden before the 2013 NFL Draft.

LB | Kevin Minter | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tennessee Titans have met with Louisiana State LB Kevin Minter and Kent State OL Brian Winters.

LB | Gerald Hodges | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams met with Penn State LB Gerald Hodges Tuesday, April 9.


Cornerback

CB | Antoine Winfield | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent CB Antoine Winfield (Vikings) has narrowed his list to sign with the Minnesota Vikings or Seattle Seahawks.

CB | Jacob Lacey | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders worked out free-agent TE Cameron Morrah (Seahawks) and CB Jacob Lacey (Lions) Wednesday, April 10.

CB | Brandon McGee | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Miami Hurricanes CB Brandon McGee has worked out privately for the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, and New York Jets. McGee also is drawing interest from the New England Patriots, Washington Redskins, and Minnesota Vikings.

CB | Don Unamba | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams have conducted a private workout with Southern Arkansas CB Don Unamba.

CB | Jayron Hosley | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Giants CBs Jayron Hosley and Aaron Ross are expected to compete for the No. 3 cornerback job next season.

CB | Sanders Commings | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Jacksonville Jaguars are scheduled to visit with Georgia CB Sanders Commings Wednesday, April. 10.

CB | Jason Allen | Free Agent | Free Agents
It is expected that free agent CB Jason Allen (Bengals) will generate good interest from teams.

CB | Rashaan Melvin | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Green Bay Packers are scheduled to get a visit from Northern Illinois CB Rashaan Melvin prior to the NFL Draft.


Safety

S | Matt Elam | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to meet with University of Florida S Matt Elam Thursday, April 11.


Free Safety

FS | Phillip Thomas | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Washington Redskins visited with Fresno State S Phillip Thomas Wednesday, April 10.

FS | Reggie Smith | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent FS Reggie Smith (Panthers) Wednesday, April 10. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

FS | Bacarri Rambo | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tennessee Titans have expressed interest in University of Georgia FS Bacarri Rambo.

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