Fantasy Football News & Views

Search for order by

BAL  BUF  CIN  CLE  DEN  HOU  IND  JAX  KC  LAC  MIA  NE  NYJ  OAK  PIT  TEN  
ARI  ATL  CAR  CHI  DAL  DET  GB  LAR  MIN  NO  NYG  PHI  SEA  SF  TB  WAS  

QB   RB   WR   TE   PK   |    All Non-IDP    |    DT   DE   DL   ILB   OLB   LB   CB   S   DB     |      Footballguys View     |     All the news     |     FBG News Blogger Archive


Got Scoop? Click Here to send us your breaking news!
RSS Feed:             News Items Powered By:USA Today - Fantasy Score

  Falcons | Atlanta cleans house at coordinator    Mon Dec 31, 12:44 PM

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coach Keith Armstrong were fired Monday, Dec. 31, according to a source.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Sarkisian's offense was never a fit for the talent of the Atlanta offense. Reports indicate the team could turn to former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak to be their offensive coordinator. That would be a fine move if possible as Kubiak comes from the Shanahan system, and QB Matt Ryan (and the entire offense) looked great under Kyle Shanahan a couple of years ago.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page


  Falcons | Marquand Manuel promoted to DC    Fri Feb 10, 09:07 AM

Atlanta Falcons secondary coach/senior defensive assistant Marquand Manuel was promoted to defensive coordinator Friday, Feb. 10, according to a source.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page


  Falcons | Marquand Manuel a DC option for Falcons    Wed Feb 8, 04:17 PM

The Atlanta Falcons are strongly considering hiring secondary coach Marquand Manuel as their next defensive coordinator, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Manuel played eight years at safety in the NFL, and he's interviewed for a defensive coordinator job (2016) with the Jaguars. The Falcons are looking for a new defensive coordinator after failing to retain Richard Smith after Super Bowl 51.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page


  Jaguars | Marquand Manuel to talk with Jaguars    Fri Jan 8, 03:35 PM

Atlanta Falcons secondary coach Marquand Manuel is scheduled to interview for the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator position, according to a source.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page


  Seahawks | Announce coaching changes for 2013    Wed Feb 13, 08:21 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have named Travis Jones defensive line coach and Nick Sorensen coaching assistant and special teams coach. Dave Canales will now assume the role of assistant quarterbacks coach and offensive quality control coach with Nate Carroll named offensive assistant. Marquand Manuel was also named a defensive assistant Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Link to story
Nick Sorensen player page
Marquand Manuel player page


  Seahawks | Add four coaches to staff     Wed Feb 15, 08:40 AM

The Seattle Seahawks have hired Keith Carter as offensive quality control coach; Marquand Manuel and John Glenn as assistant special teams coaches; and Kenechi Udeze as a coaching intern for the defensive line.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page
Kenechi Udeze player page


  Lions | Two released from team    Wed Aug 4, 11:16 PM

The Detroit Lions have released S Marquand Manuel and DT Leger Douzable, reports Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page


  Lions | In the market for a safety?    Fri Jul 16, 02:25 PM

The Detroit Lions could be on the lookout for another safety before the season, reports Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News. There are questions about who will start opposite S Louis Delmas. S C.C. Brown has seen the most reps, as S Ko Simpson (knee) is still recovering from surgery and S Marquand Manuel has been inconsistent with his play.

Footballguys view: Any of these guys could be good week-to-week plug-ins for IDP leagues because of tackle opportunity, but none are assured of holding the job for a long time.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page
C.C. Brown player page
Ko Simpson player page
Louis Delmas player page


  Lions | Marquand Manuel may be on roster bubble    Thu Jul 8, 01:13 PM

Detroit Lions FS Marquand Manuel may be on the roster bubble during training camp because he did not receive a lot of reps during offseason workouts, which may indicate that the team may be looking to upgrade at his spot, according to MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.

Footballguys view: An eight-year veteran, Manuel has a lot of starting experience but may be on the outside looking in after training camp.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page


  Lions | Marquand Manuel works with first team    Tue May 11, 03:04 PM

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions SS Marquand Manuel worked with the first-team defense at strong safety during the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 6.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page


  Lions | To re-sign M. Manuel     Tue Mar 16, 12:04 PM

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports the Detroit Lions will re-sign FS Marquand Manuel Tuesday, March 16, to a one-year deal worth $805,000.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page


  Lions | 11 will be unrestricted free agents     Tue Jan 5, 11:21 PM

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions QB Daunte Culpepper, LB Vinny Ciurciu, OT Damion Cook, TE Casey FitzSimmons, TE Will Heller, LB Larry Foote, CB Anthony Henry, CB William James, OT Jon Jansen, S Marquand Manuel and QB Patrick Ramsey will be unrestricted free agents this offseason.

Link to story
Anthony Henry player page
Daunte Culpepper player page
William James player page
Patrick Ramsey player page
Marquand Manuel player page
Larry Foote player page
Will Heller player page
Casey Fitzsimmons player page
Vinny Ciurciu player page


  Lions | Manuel placed on IR    Thu Nov 19, 10:33 AM

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports the Detroit Lions have placed SS Marquand Manuel (shoulder) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page


  Lions | Manuel injured Week 10    Mon Nov 16, 01:48 AM

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions S Marquand Manuel (shoulder) injured his right shoulder during the team's Week 10 game.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page


  Lions | Simpson or Manuel could start in Week 6    Thu Oct 15, 10:57 AM

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions FS Ko Simpson or FS Marquand Manuel could start at safety opposite FS Louis Delmas in Week 6.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page
Ko Simpson player page


  Lions | Four expected to play Week 3    Fri Sep 25, 10:17 PM

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions FB Jerome Felton (ankle), DT Sammie Hill (neck), OG Daniel Loper (knee) and SS Marquand Manuel (knee) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 25. All four players are listed as probable for Week 3 and are expected to play.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page
Jerome Felton player page


  Lions | Manuel likely will start Week 1     Thu Sep 10, 07:55 PM

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions SS Marquand Manuel likely will start at the safety position opposite FS Louis Delmas in Week 1.

Marquand Manuel player page


  Lions | Simpson could emerge as a starter    Mon Sep 7, 08:58 PM

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions S Ko Simpson could emerge as a starting safety as soon as he gets settled into the team's defensive scheme. Neither Kalvin Pearson nor Marquand Manuel were able to lay claim to the starting job during training camp.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page
Kalvin Pearson player page
Ko Simpson player page


  Lions | Pearson leads the battle at strong safety    Tue Aug 4, 08:23 PM

Tom Kowalski, from MLive.com, reports the battle at strong safety is wide open and it's being contested by several players, including Kalvin Pearson, Daniel Bullocks and Marquand Manuel. Throughout the offseason workouts and for most of camp, Pearson has assumed the safety position next to Delmas. Pearson, though, isn't reading anything into that. "Not right now, because they say everything's up for grabs," said Pearson, who joined the Lions last season as a free agent. "I'm coming into this year like I always do. I'm going to work every day like I'm not a starter and wait for the first game."

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page
Kalvin Pearson player page
Daniel Bullocks player page


  Lions | Secondary fleshing itself out    Wed Jul 29, 03:34 AM

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions rookie S Louis Delmas emerged as a vocal leader in the defense during the summer and appears to be locked in at one safety spot. The other figures to have plenty of competition in training camp, as Kalvin Pearson, Marquand Manuel and Daniel Bullocks could be in the mix. At cornerback, it appears Anthony Henry and Phillip Buchanon will be the starting pair. CB Eric King is likely to battle for the top nickel back role, while Keith Smith will challenge him.

Footballguys view: The strong safety battle could yield one of the best IDP deep sleepers, so it merits watching.

Link to story
Anthony Henry player page
Phillip Buchanon player page
Marquand Manuel player page
Kalvin Pearson player page
Keith Smith player page
Eric King player page
Daniel Bullocks player page
Louis Delmas player page


  Lions | Manuel running with the 2nd team    Fri Jul 10, 11:46 AM

Tom Kowalski, from MLive.com, notes Lions S Marquand Manuel was running with the second unit during minicamp.

Footballguys view: Signed as a free agent back in June, the veteran allowed the Lions to trade Gerald Alexander to the Jaguars for wide receiver Dennis Northcutt.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page


  Lions | Manuel to compete for playing time    Sun Jul 5, 03:56 PM

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions S Marquand Manuel will compete for playing time with S Louis Delmas, S Daniel Bullocks, S Kalvin Pearson and S Stuart Schweigert.

Footballguys view: Manuel has had moments of fantasy relevance in IDP leagues during his stops in Seattle, Green Bay, and most recently Denver, but he's a journeyman with limited talent. It would probably take injuries to Bullock and Pearson for him to have any value this year.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page


  Lions | Manuel agrees to terms    Tue Jun 2, 06:02 PM

Kevin Seifert, of ESPN.com, reports the Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent SS Marquand Manuel (Broncos). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Link to story
Marquand Manuel player page