Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 23, 2013 @ 09:42:56 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin attended the football camp of QB Sam Bradford in Oklahoma during the offseason. "They went well. He made us do a two-a-day. I wasn't used to this back in college, but we did a two-a-day," Austin said. "I was only there for two days. I had to go back home. But for the most part, everything went well, and we got some good work in."

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler likely needs to show more consistency from start to finish, and work well with the new coaching staff and within the new parameters of the new offense to receive a new contract from the team. Cutler feels he is worthy of being paid like one of the best quarterbacks in the game.

QB | Geno Smith | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
If New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez can beat out rookie QB Geno Smith for the starting job, he might find the new West Coast offense installed by offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Greg Little traveled to Oklahoma earlier this month to spend three days working out and running routes with QB Brandon Weeden. "I worked with a big group of guys," Weeden said Monday, July 22. "Obviously, (WR Joshua Cooper) was out there. But it was good. It was good Greg came down. We got three really hard days of work. I threw until I couldn't throw anymore and he ran until he couldn't run anymore, so we got a lot of work in."

QB | Mike Glennon | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon is confident as training camp approaches. "I feel way ahead of where I was at the beginning of (offseason workouts)," Glennon said. "I know what's going on out here. I still have a long way to go, but over the last few weeks, when I was at home, I had a chance to go back and kind of study the playbook a little more and I feel a lot more comfortable already. But I know I have a long way to go. "Right now, I feel like I have a general grasp of our offense. I have to get the details. That's what I'm going to try to accomplish during this preseason, knowing the details and knowing what each of the 11 guys is going to be doing on every play."

QB | Nick Foles | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles said he is not in training camp to win the backup quarterback job, and wants to the guy to lead the team as the starting quarterback. "I have all the confidence in the world in my ability," Foles said. "But I still respect the players around me and I know what they're capable of doing. But at the end of the day, I'm not here to be a backup. I'm here to be the guy. I don't think we play this game to sit on the bench. We play it to play, and I'm here to play."

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will wear a brace, and the team will stress caution as he works back into football shape. The Redskins are encouraged that Griffin will be ready for camp to open and the progress he has made.

QB | Matt Barkley | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Matt Barkley said he expects to compete with QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles for the starting quarterback during training camp.

QB | Pat Devlin | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins QB Pat Devlin received some snaps with the second-team offense during practice Monday, July 22, but is not expected to compete with Matt Moore for the No. 2 quarterback job.

QB | Jordan Rodgers | Free Agent | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived QB Jordan Rodgers.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) said he felt good after reporting to training camp Sunday, July 21. "I feel good," Romo said. "I've been throwing. I've been running, doing all that stuff. I was excited about getting out here. Honestly just the smell of the grass, just being out on the football field is a great feeling. You never want to take that for granted. It can end at any moment. I'm just glad I was able to come back and get out here and get to play the game I love."


Running Back

RB | Robert Turbin | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Robert Turbin is expected to take over the third-down back job for the departed RB Leon Washington (Patriots). Turbin reportedly was impressive during offseason workouts.

RB | Benny Cunningham | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Monday, July 22, that RB Benny Cunningham (knee) worked with the head athletic trainer and his staff over the entire summer to get healthy, and Cunningham is now ready to go. "We didn't have any reservations whatsoever or else we would have put him on active PUP. But, he's ready to go," Fisher said.

RB | Shaun Draughn | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid confirmed Monday, July 22, that WR Donnie Avery (ankle) and RB Shaun Draughn (hernia) are at the team's training camp facility, and they have passed a physical and are ready to participate in practice.

RB | Matthew Tucker | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles placed RB Matthew Tucker P Brad Wing on the non-football injury list. Both players failed their conditioning tests.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Houston Texans want RB Ben Tate to stay healthy so he can spell RB Arian Foster. The team doesn't want Foster to set another career high in carries after he had 351 last season. Tate is in a contract year.

RB | Chris Ivory | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The New York Jets enter the season without a 1,000-yard rusher on the roster for the first time since 1994. RBs Chris Ivory, Mike Goodson and Bilal Powell will battle or playing time. The team feels Ivory could be a Top 10 back if he is able to stay healthy.

RB | Peyton Hillis | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent RB Peyton Hillis (Chiefs) is scheduled to work out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, July 23.

RB | Lamar Miller | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller has not earned the starting running back job yet because the team believes RB Daniel Thomas can have a big season if he is able to stay healthy. Miller has received most of the reps with the first-team offense, but Thomas has received some reps with the starters.


Fullback

FB | Michael Robinson | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit
Seattle Seahawks FB Michael Robinson enters training camp as the starting fullback, but he will be pushed by rookie FB Spencer Ware during training camp and the preseason. Ware is a versatile player who can play tailback and fullback, and Robinson is set to make $2.5 million in base salary in 2013.

FB | Vonta Leach | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent FB Vonta Leach (Ravens) has spent the last few days huddling up with his agents, and a decision on where he'll sign is expected soon.


Wide Receiver

WR | Chris Harper | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WRs Doug Baldwin, Percy Harvin, Sidney Rice and Golden Tate are expected to be the top four wide receivers. Unless an injury or two occurs, that leaves WRs Phil Bates, Arceto Clark, Chris Harper, Greg Herd Jermaine Kearse, Brett Swain, Justin Veltung, Bryan Walters and Stephen Williams to battle it out for the fifth, and perhaps sixth, receiver job(s). The team kept five receivers last season, but could elect to keep six. Walters reportedly had a strong offseason working in the slot.

WR | Tavon Austin | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin attended the football camp of QB Sam Bradford in Oklahoma during the offseason. "They went well. He made us do a two-a-day. I wasn't used to this back in college, but we did a two-a-day," Austin said. "I was only there for two days. I had to go back home. But for the most part, everything went well, and we got some good work in."

WR | Stedman Bailey | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher thinks there are plenty of positives drafting WRs Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey, both from the University of West Virginia. "I couldn't see any negative to it. They know each other, they're good friends, they're roommates, they challenge each other, and they study together," Fisher said.

WR | Eric Weems | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WRs Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Earl Bennett are locks for the 53-man roster, but after that it is wide open. WRs Joe Anderson and Eric Weems might lock up a fourth receiver job, and could be battling each other since they are each solid on special teams. WR Devin Aromashodu is in the mix for a job, and then there is seventh-round pick Marquess Wilson and WR Devin Hester, who is more known for his prowess as a return man. The team is likely to keep five receivers plus Hester.

WR | Donald Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts will work out free-agent WR Donald Jones (Patriots) Wednesday, July 24.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot) is expected to begin training camp on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list. He could be activated at any time, but it might be weeks before he is cleared to practice. His status for the regular season opener is still up in the air.

WR | Julian Edelman | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
The New England Patriots placed TE Jake Ballard (knee), WR Julian Edelman (foot) and OG Nick McDonald (shoulder) on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list Monday, July 22.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Laurent Robinson (Jaguars) is scheduled to visit the New England Patriots Tuesday, July 23, a source confirmed.

WR | A.J. Jenkins | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was upbeat about WRs A.J. Jenkins, Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette, who will line up at split end to compete for WR Michael Crabtree's (Achilles') starting job while he is out injured. "I feel like they're making a lot of progress," Harbaugh said. "I feel good about where that stands right now. Continued competition will continue to be good for our team and those youngsters."

WR | Marlon Moore | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said WR Marlon Moore has been "doing an outstanding job," as the former Miami Dolphins receiver tries to get into the mix for a meaningful role in the offseason during training camp and the preseason.

WR | Greg Little | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Greg Little traveled to Oklahoma earlier this month to spend three days working out and running routes with QB Brandon Weeden. "I worked with a big group of guys," Weeden said Monday, July 22. "Obviously, (WR Joshua Cooper) was out there. But it was good. It was good Greg came down. We got three really hard days of work. I threw until I couldn't throw anymore and he ran until he couldn't run anymore, so we got a lot of work in."

WR | Steve Breaston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions are scheduled to work out free-agent WRs Steve Breaston (Chiefs) and Chaz Schilens (Jets) this week.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens WR Jacoby Jones was placed on the Non-Football Injury list because the conditioning test he failed was a series of timed interval runs.

WR | Danny Coale | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Danny Coale (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, July 22.

WR | Omarius Hines | Free Agent | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have released WR Omarius Hines.

WR | Ryan Swope | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said the team is expected to know if WR Ryan Swope (concussion) passed his physical and has been cleared to participate in training camp Monday, July 22.

WR | Ifeanyi Momah | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WR Ifeanyi Momah (knee) said he will be able to fully participate when training camp opens after missing last season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

WR | David Nelson | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR David Nelson (knee) and OT Chris Faulk (knee) will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Tight End

TE | Zach Miller | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks TE Zach Miller is the only tight end on the roster with a reception during a regular season game, so the team is a bit thin after the loss of TE Anthony McCoy (Achilles') during organized team activities (OTAs). TE Sean McGrath finished 2012 on the active roster, and is believed to be the favorite to take over McCoy's role as the No. 2 behind Miller. He is viewed as a polished route runner with reliable hands. TE Luke Willson is also in the mix, but his run blocking reportedly needs work.

TE | Tony Moeaki | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Monday, July 22, that TE Tony Moeaki (knee) has reported to training camp. Reid confirmed that Moeaki has passed his physical and is available to practice.

TE | Jake Ballard | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Jake Ballard (knee) has looked stiff and lacking fluidity in camp, and he's not a lock to make the team.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will work out free-agent TE Visanthe Shiancoe (Patriots) Tuesday, July 23.

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
As expected, the New England Patriots placed TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm, back) on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list Monday, July 22. Gronkowski continues to recover from back surgery.

TE | Lance Kendricks | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams TE Lance Kendricks (knee) was placed on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list Monday, July 22. He missed the team's organized team activities (OTAs) this spring after having his knee scoped during the offseason.

TE | James Hanna | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys TE James Hanna (hamstring) said he hopes to return to practice later this week. "I just took a step. It felt a little funny," Hanna said. "It shouldn't be too long, though."

TE | Lamont Bryant | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have placed WR Lamont Bryant (undisclosed) on the Non-Football Injury list.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Braden Brown | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OT Braden Brown (undisclosed) will begin training camp on the non-football injury list due to an undisclosed ailment.

OT | Levi J. Brown | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Arizona Cardinals OT Levi J. Brown did not stick out during offseason workouts, raising some eyebrows going into training camp, according to sources. Head coach Bruce Arians said OT Nate Potter had a very good offseason, and he will start his best five players. Potter could get a chance to supplant Brown in the starting lineup.

OT | Brennan Williams | Houston Texans | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans OT Brennan Williams signed a four-year deal worth $2.73 million.

OT | Chris Faulk | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR David Nelson (knee) and OT Chris Faulk (knee) will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Guard

OG | Kyle Long | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit
Chicago Bears OG Kyle Long was drafted to play guard, and the team clearly believes he has more potential at that position than tackle. His arm length is likely the reason for such thinking. Long could see time at tackle sometime down the road, but guard is where he'll spend a majority of his time.

OG | Nate Livings | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Nate Livings (foot), C Ryan Cook (undisclosed), OG Ronald Leary (calf), OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (hamstring) and Demetress Bell (undisclosed) all did not participate in practice Monday, July 22.

OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Nate Livings (foot), C Ryan Cook (undisclosed), OG Ronald Leary (calf), OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (hamstring) and Demetress Bell (undisclosed) all did not participate in practice Monday, July 22.

OG | Jonathan Cooper | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals OG Jonathan Cooper did not report to training camp Monday, July 22. Cooper, the team's first-round draft choice, has yet to sign.

OG | Thomas Austin | Free Agent | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have waived OG Thomas Austin.

OG | Marshal Yanda | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have placed OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder) and LB Jameel McClain (back) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Offensive Line

OL | Brian Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins OG Brian Thomas is working with the second-team offense over OG Lance Louis again Tuesday, July 23.


Defensive Line

DL | Dion Jordan | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan (shoulder) was activated off the non-football injury list.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is pleased with the conditioning of DT Haloti Ngata (knee) heading into training camp. "Yeah, Haloti came in in great shape. He's looking great. He blew away the conditioning test. He's ready to go," Harbaugh said.

DL | Armond Armstead | New England Patriots | Transaction
The New England Patriots placed DT Armond Armstead (heart) on the non-football illness list Monday, July 22.

DL | Justin Bannan | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions will meet with free-agent DT Justin Bannan (Broncos) Tuesday, July 23, and he will take a physical for the team.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, July 22. It is not known when Ratliff will return to practice.

DL | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer (knee) said it is possible he could need knee surgery. If he does need the surgery, it would likely keep him sidelined up to three weeks. No decision has been finalized yet.

DL | Adrian Clayborn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Adrian Clayborn (knee) said the hope is that he will be a full go for the start of training camp. Clayborn is returning from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in Week 3 of the 2012 season. "The plan is to be ready to go full-speed in camp," Clayborn said. "Being a year in, I know myself, I feel like I know the defense a little bit more, and I know Bowers does. I feel like we're going to make that next step."

DL | Tyrone Crawford | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford (Achilles') is expected to travel to Dallas in a few days to undergo surgery on his torn Acilles' tendon. Crawford will undergo an MRI to determine the exact nature of his injury.

DL | Olivier Vernon | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon looked good during practice at defensive end Sunday, July 21, and had two sacks during the workouts. He is improving in his second year and could be the favorite for a starting spot in Week 1, depending on the health of DE Dion Jordan (shoulder). Jordan said he plans on being patient with his injury in order to lengthen his NFL career.


Linebacker

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs will handle the play calling on defense with LB Brian Urlacher out of the picture. Briggs reportedly did a good job in his new role during offseason practices.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Monday, July 22, that LB Terrell Suggs reported in great shape. "Terrell Suggs, obviously, has been and will be more of a leader than he has ever been before. He might be the hungriest player at the same time. That's what a leader does and that's what we expect from all of our players," Harbaugh said.

LB | Von Miller | Denver Broncos | Transaction
Updating a previous report, assistant executive director of external affairs at the NFLPA George Atallah confirmed Monday, July 22, that Denver Broncos LB Von Miller's case does not involve the Steroids and Related Substances Policy.

LB | Ahmad Brooks | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks could still face discipline for his part in an alleged assault of DT Lamar Divens, although head coach Jim Harbaugh declined Monday, July 22, to discuss anything pertaining to Brooks or the case. The Santa Clara County District Attorney's office dropped the case against Brooks. The league will review the Brooks case.

LB | Brian Orakpo | Washington Redskins | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins want to sign LB Brian Orakpo to a contract extension before he can become a free agent next offseason. It is not known if the two sides are actively negotiating a contract at this point.

LB | Jameel McClain | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have placed OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder) and LB Jameel McClain (back) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Cornerback

CB | Jamar Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor (undisclosed) is not wearing pads in practice Tuesday, July 23.

CB | Dee Milliner | New York Jets | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Jets CB Dee Milliner (shoulder) is expected to play catch-up in camp, as he makes his way back from offseason shoulder surgery. The team is hopeful the No. 1 pick can step into the lineup from day one and effectively replace departed CB Darrelle Revis (Buccaneers).

CB | Eric Wright | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially released CB Eric Wright.


Free Safety

FS | Josh Bush | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Jets FS Josh Bush is the leading candidate to start opposite SS Dawan Landry.

FS | D.J. Swearinger | Houston Texans | Transaction
The Houston Texans have signed second-round draft choice FS D.J. Swearinger and third-round draft choice OT Brennan Williams. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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