Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 24, 2013 @ 08:49:59 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford has been working on routes and throws with WRs Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey during offseason workouts.

QB | Sean Renfree | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons QB Sean Renfree (shoulder) will be limited during organized team activities next week because of a shoulder injury.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said he likely will be more careful when he returns from his knee injury because he wants to be out there for his teammates. "I can't change my mind-set," Griffin said, "but I can be smarter about what I do out there. … It's about limiting those hits, making sure I'm out there for my teammates. … I understand I have to be more careful when it comes to that."

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
An anonymous New York Jets player said that the team is skeptical about QB Mark Sanchez and his ability to be successful. "Everyone on the team likes Mark personally, but there's a general feeling among some of the players that maybe it's time to give someone else a chance." The player said 80 to 90 percent of the roster agrees with that statement. Sanchez is still trying to figure out the team's new West Coast offense.


Running Back

RB | Charles Sims | NCAA | Draft
University of Houston RB Charles Sims may enter the 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft later this year instead of playing out his final year of collegiate eligibility.

RB | Chris Ivory | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory impressed in practice Wednesday, May 22, and is lining up to be the feature back. Mike Goodson's legal troubles are jeopardizing his future with the team. Joe McKnight doesn't appear long for the club. Bilal Powell is the only true competition for touches.

RB | Danny Woodhead | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead looked comfortable in practice Monday, May 20, seeming to grasp the new system while appearing quick and decisive.

RB | Kenjon Barner | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have signed sixth-round draft choice RB Kenjon Barner. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Delone Carter | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Delone Carter (shoulder) has not been participating in organized team activities because of recent shoulder surgery.

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said RB Trent Richardson (leg) will not participate in organized team activities next week and could sit out the team minicamp in early June as a precaution. Chudzinski said Richardson suffered the injury earlier this week.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, , Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) was very limited during organized team activities Thursday, May 23.


Fullback

FB | James Casey | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles FB James Casey (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday, May 23, and he's expecting to be back at practice in two weeks. The team expects Casey to be ready for training camp.


Wide Receiver

WR | Julian Edelman | New England Patriots | Transaction
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman signed a one-year deal earlier in the offseason with a $50,000 roster bonus, but $40,000 of that offseason workout bonus has been converted to a roster bonus for being on the 53-man roster for Week 1, according to a league source. In addition, the financial amounts tied to his receptions incentives have been slightly altered, but the maximum value of the contract remains $1.015 million, the source said.

WR | Joe Morgan | New Orleans Saints | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Joe Morgan said he'll have to work on his intermediate route running to win the No. 3 receiver spot. Six of his 10 receptions last season were for over 30 yards, so defenses will game-plan on him being their deep threat.

WR | Mike X. Williams | CFL | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent WR Mike X. Williams (Seahawks) is attempting another comeback after signing with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, foot) underwent minor labrum surgery in January. He has recovered from the surgery and should be ready for training camp.

WR | Danario Alexander | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Danario Alexander looked fluid in making back-shoulder catches in practice Monday, May 20. He claims he's at full speed, a contrast to his injured May practices last year with the St. Louis Rams.

WR | Robert Meachem | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
If San Diego Chargers WR Robert Meachem has a strong preseason, the club could see if there's an active trade market for him. His $6.875 million cap number, however, may make that a difficult task.

WR | Brian Quick | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams WR Brian Quick (hamstring) was limited during organized team activities Thursday, May 23, because of a tight hamstring.

WR | Justin Veltung | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks signed undrafted free-agent WR Justin Veltung (Idaho) to an undisclosed deal Thursday, May 23.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly confirmed that he prefers larger and taller players at most positions on his team, but he's in favor of protecting his smaller players like WR DeSean Jackson. Jackson touched the ball progressively less in each of his five NFL seasons in part because the team worried about keeping him healthy. Jackson only played in five games last year because of fractured ribs and only scored one touchdown. He hopes he can go back to being extremely productive in the team's new offense with larger players creating mismatches for their opponents. "I'm challenging myself to be able to play every position," said Jackson, who's been hinting all offseason that he could be lining up in the backfield as well. "There might be a play or a different position where I normally would not line up or be in, but the leeway of the offense gives us the opportunity to go inside and outside and things like that, so I'm taking advantage of the opportunity to learn the whole offense and be in different spaces throughout the game."

Twelve of the team's receivers on the roster are 6-foot-1 or taller, including WRs Arrelious Benn (6-foot-6), Greg Salas (6-foot-1) and Riley Cooper (6-foot-3). Kelly hopes to make opponents pay if they decide to double team Jackson or jam him at the line of scrimmage. Having bigger receivers outside to block should also help the running game. WR Russell Shepard, an undrafted rookie, will have the same opportunity as Benn to prove himself. "I was on the front line on kickoffs, I played running back, I played quarterback, I played receiver," Shepard said. "So (the versatility) is giving me more of an opportunity of making this 53-man roster."

WR | Justin Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed sixth-round draft choice WR Justin Brown to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he believes WR Randall Cobb can be a receiver that catches at least 100 catches every season. Wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett said Cobb improved last season but still has things to work on to become more productive.

WR | Dexter McCluster | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the organized team activities Thursday, May 23, and was not able to return. Head coach Andy Reid said he believes McCluster will be able to return to practice next week.

WR | Ramses Barden | New York Giants | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Giants re-signed WR Ramses Barden to an undisclosed deal Thursday, May 23.

WR | Percy Harvin | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin will be used similarly to how he was used by the Minnesota Vikings, in a variety of ways. He'll likely line up in the slot as his regular position, but he'll also be utilized outside and could see handoff and kickoff returns. "I'll be moving around - pretty much all around," said the 5-foot-11, 184-pound Harvin. "There'll be a little bit of running back coming up. But right now, we're just trying to get the foundation set, just running the base plays, and we'll see where it goes from there."

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks is absent from OTAs because of a personal reason, not because of his contract.


Tight End

TE | Fred Davis | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said TE Fred Davis (Achilles') is about 90 percent recovered from his Achilles' tendon injury and that he expects Davis to sit out until training camp.

TE | Tony Moeaki | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki (knee) is unlikely to be on the practice field until training camp in July. Moeaki has been watching from the sidelines during organized team activities this week.

TE | Scott Chandler | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills TE Scott Chandler (knee) has been running well at offseason workouts and believes he could be ready for the start of training camp. Chandler has started running routes a few weeks ago and is running routes and catching passes this week.

TE | Zach Ertz | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz, the team's second-round draft pick, is unable to participate in organized team activities because of NFL rules until he graduates from college at Stanford.


Offensive Tackle

OT | John Greco | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns OG John Greco said he hopes to win a starting job along the offensive line this season. Greco played left guard last season and practiced at right guard during organized team activities Thursday, May 23.

OT | Charles Brown | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OT Charles Brown (undisclosed) did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, May 23, because of an undisclosed injury. Head coach Sean Payton would not specify the injury but did say it occurred in the weight room this offseason.


Guard

OG | Josh LeRibeus | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OG Josh LeRibeus (groin) and OT Maurice Hurt (groin) did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, May 23, because of groin injuries.


Defensive Line

DL | Jared Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (knee, shoulder), who's a free agent after this year, has "absolutely no idea" where he'll wind up in 2014. "Best-case scenario would have been that we would have never gotten to this point," Allen said. "Best-case scenario would have been the organization would have gotten something done (on an extension) a few years back. ... Well ya know what? That's not the case. And I understand it. ... I'm just happy I'm in a spot where both sides are honoring the contract."

Allen is slated to make more than $14.2 million in 2013 and continues to recover from surgery on a torn labrum in his left shoulder and a meniscus issue in his right knee. When the latter occurred, he said he was too stubborn to get it checked out and instead played through it. With the labrum injury, he had to alter his training regimen and didn't have full range of motion.

DL | Roy Miller | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Roy Miller (knee) was limited to individual drills during organized team activities Thursday, May 23, because of knee tendonitis.

DL | Richard Seymour | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Atlanta Falcons are in contract talks with free-agent DT Richard Seymour (Raiders).

DL | Mike Catapano | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs FS Neiko Thorpe (knee) and LB Mike Catapano (hamstring) suffered minor injuries during organized team activities Thursday, May 23.

DL | Greg Romeus | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
The New Orleans Saints have waived DE Greg Romeus.

DL | Stansly Maponga | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DE Stansly Maponga (foot) is recovering from offseason foot surgery but should be ready to participate once training camp begins.

DL | Kenyon Coleman | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints DE Kenyon Coleman (undisclosed), LB Jonathan Vilma (undisclosed), LB David Hawthorne (undisclosed) and FS Malcolm Jenkins (undisclosed) did not participate in team drills during organized team activities Thursday, May 23. Head coach Sean Payton said none of the players are dealing with serious injuries.


Defensive End

DE | Greg Hardy | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy dropped 15 pounds in the offseason hoping to improve his speed rush. Hardy broke out with 11 sacks in 2012 after having seven combined in his first two years.


Linebacker

LB | London Fletcher | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he told LB London Fletcher (elbow, ankle) that he could sit out the rest of the organized team activities, but Fletcher told him he believes he could take part in some of the workouts.

LB | Brian Orakpo | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (pectoral) and DT Chris Neild (knee) were able to fully participate in organized team activities Thursday, May 23.

LB | Jabaal Sheard | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns LB Jabaal Sheard said he believes he can be part of an impactful outside linebacker rotation with LB Barkevious Mingo, LB Paul Kruger and LB Quentin Groves this season. "It's a long game, and you're going to need a rotation throughout, and it's a long season as well," Sheard said. "So definitely we're going to need to share snaps and split it up amongst the four of us. You've got to stay healthy throughout the whole season, so I think that's going to play a big part in how our rotation works."

LB | Caesar Rayford | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts signed free-agent LB Caesar Rayford (Arena League) to an undisclosed deal Thursday, May 23, and waived LB Jake Killeen in a corresponding move.

LB | Arthur Brown | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have signed second-round draft choice LB Arthur Brown. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

LB | Pat Angerer | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (foot) said his foot is feeling better but is not sure when he will be cleared to practice. Angerer may sit out until the start of training camp.

LB | A.J. Klein | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have signed fifth-round draft choice LB A.J. Klein to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

LB | Stephen Nicholas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas (hernia) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) will not be able to participate in organized team activities next week because they are recovering from offseason surgeries. Both are expected to take part in OTAs in June and will be ready for the team's minicamp.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (knee, shoulder) was able to participate in individual drills during organized team activities Thursday, May 23.


Cornerback

CB | Tramon Williams | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers CB Tramon Williams' (shoulder) nerve damage in his shoulder has drastically healed due to a workout regimen that includes yoga and jump ropes.

CB | Sanders Commings | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs signed CB Sanders Commings, their fifth-round draft pick, to an undisclosed deal Thursday, May 23.

CB | Keenan Lewis | New Orleans Saints | Depth Chart Tidbit
New Orleans Saints CBs Keenan Lewis and Patrick Robinson worked with the first-team defense during organized team activities Thursday, May 23. Head coach Sean Payton said people should not read into who is working with the starting defense at this point.

CB | Josh Wilson | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said CB Josh Wilson (pectoral) is not participating in organized team activities because he underwent surgery on his pectoral muscle.

CB | Johnthan Banks | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed CB Johnthan Banks, their second-round draft pick, to an undisclosed four-year deal Thursday, May 23.


Strong Safety

SS | Shawn Williams | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals signed third-round pick S Shawn Williams to a four-year deal.

SS | Roman Harper | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
The New Orleans Saints restructured S Roman Harper's contract. Terms of the new deal aren't known, but he was set to make $5.25 million with a $7.1 cap number.


Free Safety

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he expects FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) to be a full participant once training camp begins.

FS | Tyrann Mathieu | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu signed a four-year, $3.052 million deal that will come with an initial signing bonus of $265,000. The balance of the $662,500 bonus is spread over Years 2, 3 and 4. He won't receive the full payment if he's dismissed from the team for drug use.

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