Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 15, 2013 @ 09:15:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit
Jacksonville Jaguars QBs Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne are splitting first-team reps evenly in OTAs.

QB | Dayne Crist | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens signed undrafted free-agent QB Dayne Crist (Kansas).

QB | Aaron Corp | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent QB Aaron Corp (Cowboys) to a one-year deal.

QB | Brian Hoyer | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Cardinals) could sign with a new team by the end of the week. Hoyer is expected to compete for a backup job.

QB | Jordan Rodgers | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Jordan Rodgers (hernia) underwent sports hernia surgery Tuesday, May 14, and will be out until the beginning of training camp.


Running Back

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte is preparing for a bigger role in the passing game this season.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers restructured RB DeAngelo Williams' contract. He was in the third season of a five-year, $43 million contract and was scheduled to earn $5 million with an $8.2 million salary cap number for 2013. Williams will still receive $5 million in cash this year, but the deal has been restructured in a way that reduces his cap number to $5 million, a cap savings of $3.2 million that leaves the team $8.46 million under their adjusted 2013 salary cap number of $126.232 million. Williams was scheduled to earn $4.75 million in non-guaranteed base salary with a $250,000 workout bonus this season. Under the renegotiated contract, Williams' base salary was lowered to $850,000 and his workout bonus reduced to $150,000. The remaining $4 million was converted to a signing bonus, which will be prorated against the Panthers' cap at $800,000 per season through 2017.

RB | Alex Green | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (knee) admitted he rushed back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament to compete for carries in training camp last season. He said it was premature, and by December, his knee was sore and swollen.

RB | Shaun Draughn | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Tuesday, May 14, that RB Shaun Draughn (hernia) missed the first day of organized team activities (OTAs) while recovering from a sports hernia.

RB | Lamar Miller | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller has been working out with San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore during the offseason. Gore, a fellow University of Miami alum, counseled Miller on lessons learned in the NFL. Miller said Tuesday, May 14, he is staying at 215 pounds, but adding more muscle mass.

RB | Daniel Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller is considered the front-runner for the starting running back job, although RB Daniel Thomas said Tuesday, May 14, that he shouldn't be overlooked. "I don't know why (Miller) would have the inside track," Thomas said. "It's an open competition. Everybody has a fair shot. The best player is going to get the job. Nobody has a leg up. I'm looking to be that guy. That's why I put the work in."

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice, who has caught 311 passes for 2,713 yards in the last five years, wants to increase his role in the team's passing game this year. Rice caught 61 passes for 478 yards and one touchdown last season. Rice leads all running backs in the last five years with 91 catches and 863 yards on third downs. He set a franchise record for a running back with 78 receptions for 702 yards and a touchdown in 2009. Rice said that run-game coordinator Juan Castillo will make slight changes to the running game this season.

RB | Deji Karim | Houston Texans | Transaction
The Houston Texans signed RB Deji Karim (Colts) Tuesday, May 14. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

RB | Felix Jones | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB Felix Jones does not know what his role will be with the team, or what type of offense the team plays. Jones does not want to get ahead of himself.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy has been sued for an incident on a party bus. The team is aware of the allegations and has no comment.


Wide Receiver

WR | Joshua Cribbs | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (knee) took a physical with the New York Jets last week, and Jets general manager John Idzik said Cribbs' knee "isn't quite there yet."

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz has lowered his demands to closer to what the team is offering. The team is believed to be offering nearly $8 million a year. There is optimism a deal will get done, but nothing is imminent.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald will be lined up in different spots this year, sometimes working in the slot with WR Andre Roberts on the outside.

WR | Michael Floyd | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd looked impressive in the first day of organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 14. He ran with the first team more than WR Andre Roberts, who also had a good showing.

WR | Marcus Davis | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets claimed WR Marcus Davis off waivers from the New York Giants Tuesday, May 14, and released WR Antavious Wilson in a corresponding move.

WR | Lance Lewis | Washington Redskins | Transaction
The Washington Redskins re-signed WR Lance Lewis Tuesday, May 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | LaRon Byrd | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals WR LaRon Byrd (neck) suffered neck spasms Tuesday, May 14, and was taken off the field on a cart. The injury is not believed to be serious, but Byrd will undergo an MRI.

WR | Gerrard Shepard | Free Agent | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens cut WR Gerrard Shepard Tuesday, May 14.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears PK Robbie Gould (leg) and WR Brandon Marshall (hip) were both present, but did not participate in practice Tuesday, May 14.

WR | Marlon Brown | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens signed undrafted free-agent WR Marlon Brown (Georgia) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, May 14.


Tight End

TE | Tony Moeaki | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki (knee) was on the field for the first day of organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 14, but he did not practice as he recovers from a procedure on his knee.


Place Kicker

PK | Robbie Gould | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears PK Robbie Gould (leg) and WR Brandon Marshall (hip) were both present, but did not participate in practice Tuesday, May 14.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jonathan Martin | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins OT Jonathan Martin is relieved to know he is set to play left tackle this season, replacing the departed OT Jake Long (Rams). The team is privately optimistic Martin can do the job, and become a good left tackle. Martin is working to add 20 pounds this offseason, going up to 318. He said he not only wants to get bigger, but also "stronger and tougher."


Guard

OG | Jonathan Cooper | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Arizona Cardinals OG Daryn Colledge has been lining up at right guard in OTAs. First-round pick OG Jonathan Cooper has served as the backup left guard.

OG | Lance Louis | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Brent Grimes (Achilles') and OG Lance Louis (knee) are expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

OG | Chilo Rachal | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Arizona Cardinals OG Jonathan Cooper served as the backup left guard in the first day of organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 14. OG Chilo Rachal worked with the first team, while OG Daryn Colledge worked as the starting right guard with OT Bobby Massie at right tackle. OT Nate Potter worked as the starting left tackle, as OT Levi J. Brown (triceps) continues to rehab from surgery.


Defensive Line

DL | Jared Odrick | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins DL Jared Odrick said Tuesday, May 14, that he doesn't view the selection of DE Dion Jordan as a threat to his job. "None whatsoever," Odrick said. "I plan on being a solid, consistent contributor to this defense for many years to come."

DL | Brandon Deaderick | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars claimed DL Brandon Deaderick (Patriots) off waivers from New England Patriots and waived WR Cole McKenzie Tuesday, May 14.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Johnathan Hankins | New York Giants | Transaction
New York Giants DT Johnathan Hankins agreed to terms on a contract that will pay $4.03 million and includes a $1.311 million bonus.


Defensive End

DE | Dwight Freeney | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers will visit with free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) Wednesday, May 15.

DE | Tourek Williams | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Draft, Depth Chart Tidbit
The San Diego Chargers were expected to have LBs Melvin Ingram (knee) and Jarret Johnson at outside linebacker in Week 1. However, Ingram is likely done for the season, meaning LB Larry English might be in line for a bigger role. The team also has LB Tourek Williams, a sixth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, as well as LBs Frank Beltre and Devan Walker on the roster. The team is expected to explore their options in free agency.


Linebacker

LB | Kiko Alonso | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills signed second-round pick LB Kiko Alonso to a four-year deal. The deal is worth $4,300,401 with a $1,507,564 signing bonus.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Free Agent | Free Agents
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team isn't pursuing free-agent MLB Brian Urlacher (Bears) right now. They plan to give LB Erin Henderson every opportunity to win the middle linebacker job. "Brian has been a great player in our league for a long, long time," Frazier said. "He was a thorn in our side for many years. At this point we want to look at the guys on our roster, give them a chance to compete for the middle linebacker position then we'll see where it takes us."

LB | Erin Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agents
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team isn't pursuing free-agent MLB Brian Urlacher (Bears) right now. They plan to give LB Erin Henderson every opportunity to win the middle linebacker job. "Brian has been a great player in our league for a long, long time," Frazier said. "He was a thorn in our side for many years. At this point we want to look at the guys on our roster, give them a chance to compete for the middle linebacker position then we'll see where it takes us."

LB | Brooks Reed | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said LB Brooks Reed (undisclosed) had surgery this offseason to repair an injury suffered during the season. He didn't say whether the surgery would keep Reed out of OTAs, which begin May 20.

LB | Akeem Jordan | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kansas City Chiefs LB Akeem Jordan played alongside LB Derrick Johnson with the first-unit defense Tuesday, May 14, in the first day of organized team activities (OTAs). Jordan is making the transition to a 3-4 defense from the 4-3 he played in during his 82 games with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2007-12.

LB | Koa Misi | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins LB Koa Misi said Tuesday, May 14, that the team had initial discussions about switching him to middle linebacker, but that will not happen. LB Dannell Ellerbe is expected to play the position.

LB | Karlos Dansby | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Arizona Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby was running with the starting unit in the first day of organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 14.


Cornerback

CB | Dunta Robinson | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kansas City Chiefs CB Dunta Robinson lined up with the starting defense at right cornerback in the first day of organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 14.

CB | Brent Grimes | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Brent Grimes (Achilles') and OG Lance Louis (knee) are expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

CB | B.W. Webb | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys signed CB B.W. Webb, their fourth-round draft choice, to an undisclosed four-year deal Tuesday, May 14. The club has signed three of their seven draft picks from this year.

CB | Charles Woodson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have submitted an initial offer for free-agent CB Charles Woodson (Packers).

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