Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 4, 2013 @ 08:49:59 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Dayne Crist | Free Agent | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens waived QB Dayne Crist.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has been experiencing wearing one and two gloves while practicing during organized team activities. He has also worked with no gloves during practice. Rivers said he probably will wear two gloves Week 1 but could take them off at some point during the game.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said he's finally protecting the ball properly in order to cut down on his turnovers. "As crazy as it may sound, I never carried the football correctly. And that's partly my fault because my coaches always got everybody in a circle and did a four-points-of-pressure drill, and I never paid attention, thought I was doing it right. Now I know how to hold it. It feels comfortable, it's tight, so I'm just trying to challenge myself each and every day and that's what I'm doing," Vick said.

QB | Alex Carder | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals worked out free-agent QB Alex Carder (Lions) Monday, June 3. It does not like the team will sign him at this point.

QB | Zac Robinson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals QB Zac Robinson (elbow) did not participate in organized team activities Monday, June 3, because of elbow soreness. There are indications that Robinson may not throw until training camp begins.


Running Back

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (leg) has been shut down until August. The team is worried that his leg injury could worsen and develop into a stress fracture.

RB | Lamar Miller | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill confirmed RB Lamar Miller is the starting running back. "Lamar Miller is doing a great job this offseason, really has a great handle on the offense and he's doing a great job protecting," Tannehill said. "They can (all) run the ball but being able to understand the pass game, understand the checkdowns and where they're protecting really makes a big difference and makes me more comfortable."

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson confirmed RB Jamaal Charles will be a major part of the team's passing game.

RB | Christine Michael | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael (hamstring) practiced Monday, June 3.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, June 3.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) is expected to attend the team's mandatory minicamp next week but likely will not participate. He has been rehabbing his surgically repaired foot in Miami this offseason and has not been around for organized team activities. Jones-Drew did talk with general manager David Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley about his incident with a security guard in Florida.

RB | Le'Veon Bell | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed second-round draft choice RB Le'Veon Bell to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Brandon Marshall | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) received clearance to return to workouts Tuesday, June 4.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson said he had a meeting with head coach Chip Kelly after Jackson was running with the third-team offense at times in OTAs. Jackson said he got the message and is all-in. "He just expects everyone to do things a certain way," Jackson said. "He was asking everybody to do the same thing. For myself, I just had to really hear it from his mouth to get that rapport with him and be on the same page with him. When I went in there, he said he expects everybody to buy into the system and do everything the right way."

WR | Troy Burrell | Free Agent | Transaction
The Detroit Lions cut WR Troy Burrell and TE Nathan Overbay.

WR | Marcus Rivers | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens signed free-agent WR Marcus Rivers (Packers) to an undisclosed deal.

WR | Micheal Spurlock | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions signed free-agent WR Micheal Spurlock (Cowboys) to an undisclosed deal.

WR | Carlton Mitchell | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agent WR Carlton Mitchell (Cowboys) to an undisclosed deal.

WR | T.J. Graham | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR T.J. Graham was reportedly the team's most impressive receiver in OTAs.

WR | Vincent Brown | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown is rotating with the starters during organized team activities. Brown, who was expected to have an expanded role in the offense in 2012 before missing the 2012 season with a broken ankle, is expected to have an expanded role in 2013.

WR | Michael Floyd | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said he believes WR Michael Floyd is on the verge of having a big season.

WR | DeVier Posey | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans WR DeVier Posey (Achilles') said he expects to be on the field next week during the team's minicamp participating in drills.

WR | T.J. Moe | New England Patriots | Injury, Transaction
New England Patriots WR T.J. Moe (Achilles') has cleared waivers and has been placed on Injured Reserve.

WR | Ryan Swope | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals WR Ryan Swope (head) did not participate in organized team activities Monday, June 3, apparently because of concussion-like symptoms stemming from the head injuries he suffered in college. Head coach Bruce Arians would not say what injury Swope was dealing with but does expect Swope to be fine.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (ankle) did not participate in organized team activities Monday, June 3. Ford injured his hamstring during practice last week.

WR | Keith Carlos | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants have signed free-agent WR Keith Carlos (Eagles). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Tight End

TE | Nick Kasa | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said the competition for the starting tight end job is wide open because TEs David Ausberry, Richard Gordon and Mychal Rivera have done well during organized team activities. Allen said the team hopes TE Nick Kasa (hamstring) will be able to practice soon because they feel he can fill a role on offense.

TE | Jason Schepler | Free Agent | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers have released TE Jason Schepler.

TE | Peter Tuitupou | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed undrafted free-agent TE Peter Tuitupou (San Jose State). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived injured TE Zach Pianalto (calf).

TE | Brandon D. Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers TE Brandon D. Williams (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last week and is expected to miss around three weeks.

TE | Dante Rosario | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with free-agent TE Dante Rosario (Chargers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team will waive TE Paul Freedman in a corresponding move.


Offensive Tackle

OT | James Carpenter | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OT James Carpenter (knee) had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in April.

OT | Mike X. Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh police have arrested a man in connection with the stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers OT Mike X. Adams (abdomen, forearm). Michael Paranay, 25, was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and conspiracy Monday, June 3. Police continue to look for other suspects allegedly involved in the incident.

OT | Breno Giacomini | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OT Breno Giacomini (elbow), CB Antoine Winfield (undisclosed) and DT Chris Clemons (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, June 3.


Guard

OG | Shawn Lauvao | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns OGs John Greco and Shawn Lauvao are running with the first-team offense Tuesday, June 4.

OG | Jake Scott | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions signed free-agent OG Jake Scott (Eagles) to a one-year deal.


Defensive Line

DL | Nick Williams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed seventh-round pick DE Nick Williams to a four-year deal.

DL | Jason Pierre-Paul | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back) is undergoing back surgery Tuesday, June 4. He played through the injury last year and received multiple epidural injections. Doctors believe he'll be better by September.

DL | Johnny Jolly | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers DE Johnny Jolly tweeted that he would be attending minicamp. It would be Jolly's first appearance since being reinstated from a three-year suspension.

DL | B.J. Raji | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers DE B.J. Raji appears to be in good shape this offseason and is eating healthier. A new defensive scheme is expected to make him more effective.

DL | Chris Clemons | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OT Breno Giacomini (elbow), CB Antoine Winfield (undisclosed) and DT Chris Clemons (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, June 3.

DL | Sedrick Ellis | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DT Sedrick Ellis (Saints) is scheduled to meet with the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears this week.

DL | Richard Seymour | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons are in no rush to sign free-agent DT Richard Seymour (Raiders), and the two sides have "nothing at this point." Last week it was reported that the Falcons were the team most interested in Seymour. He is considering retirement, though, so he won't come back cheaply.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons coaching staff has been impressed with DE Osi Umenyiora during organized team activities. "His leadership ability has shown up quite a bit with our young players, which has been outstanding and great," defensive coordinator Mike Nolan said. "He's an early bird kind of guy so he's in here working with some of our younger guys and even a couple of older guys have gravitated toward that and they're all working together."


Linebacker

LB | Nick Roach | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen praised LB Nick Roach. "Nick's highly intelligent and he's athletic," Allen said Monday. "He's done a nice job of kind of being the quarterback of our defense. He really has a passion about leading that team ... and he's got some things that he can do from a coverage standpoint that lends some flexibility to us."

LB | Jarvis Jones | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed first-round draft choice LB Jarvis Jones. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Cornerback

CB | Antoine Winfield | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OT Breno Giacomini (elbow), CB Antoine Winfield (undisclosed) and DT Chris Clemons (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, June 3.

CB | Quentin Jammer | Denver Broncos | Transaction
Denver Broncos CB Quentin Jammer is scheduled to make $1.1 million in base salary in 2013 with a $50,000 workout bonus, a $50,000 roster bonus if he is on the roster for one game, and $400,000 based on incentives.

CB | Brent Grimes | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Brent Grimes (Achilles') said he is completely healthy after dealing with an Achilles' issue in 2013.

CB | Lardarius Webb | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees said CB Lardarius Webb (knee) has attended every team meeting this offseason even though he has not been able to practice and knows what the team will be doing this season.

CB | Lionel Smith | Free Agent | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have released CB Lionel Smith.

CB | Sam Shields | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Free Agents
Green Bay Packers restricted free-agent CB Sam Shields has signed his one-year tender offer and will make $2.023 million this season.

CB | Adam Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Adam Jones (calf) did not participate in organized team activities Monday, June 3, because of a calf injury.

CB | Leon Hall | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals FS Reggie Nelson (undisclosed) and CB Leon Hall (thumb) were limited to individual drills during organized team activities Monday, June 3.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (groin, hernia) was slowed by a sore groin and two sports hernias last season. "With the groin issues and everything behind me and the sports hernia on both sides, I had both those fixed," Joseph said. "Now I have more pop, more explosion with my legs. I can run all day again." Joseph had two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, 11 passes defended and 53 tackles last season and went to his second straight Pro Bowl.


Strong Safety

SS | Ray Ventrone | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers have signed free-agent SS Ray Ventrone (Browns) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Free Safety

FS | Reggie Nelson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals FS Reggie Nelson (undisclosed) and CB Leon Hall (thumb) were limited to individual drills during organized team activities Monday, June 3.

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