Greetings, Fools. During the long offseason without fantasy football, there's not much news to report until we get to NFL Draft time. So, in an effort to keep track of the ever-shifting landscape of NFL rosters, we'll keep a running tally of all the free agent moves, trades and cuts that could have an impact on the 2013 fantasy football season.
We won't cover players that re-sign with their current clubs, though. Just the moves that involve players being released from, or swapping, teams.
As of August 3, here are the moves that matter:
Carson Palmer, Cardinals -- Traded from the Raiders to take over one of the worst passing attacks in the league.
Matt Flynn, Raiders -- Will attempt to replace Palmer after losing out to Russell Wilson in Seattle.
Alex Smith, Chiefs -- 49ers fans won't have him to kick around anymore.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Titans -- Released by the Bills, who'll now look to the draft for a savior. Later agrees to serve as Jake Locker's backup on the Titans, who cut Matt Hasselbeck.
Matt Cassel, Vikings -- Flees Kansas City to compete with, or backup, Christian Ponder.
David Garrard, Jets -- Signed to light a fire under Sanchez. Yeah, that should work perfectly. Actually, as of May 16, it looks like Garrard is heading into retirement.
Kevin Kolb, Bills -- Cut loose by the Cardinals. Kolb was a luxury for a team stacked with the elite QB lineup of John Skelton, Brian Hoyer, Rian Lindley and Drew Stanton. Now he'll lead Buffalo to the Promised Land. Uh huh...
Matt Hasselbeck, Colts -- Set free by Tennessee to latch on with division-rivals in Indy.
Jason Campbell, Browns -- Will compete for the starting job with Weeden.
Colt McCoy, 49ers -- Browns reject will backup Kaepernick.
John Skelton, Bengals -- With Palmer in place, Skelton goes house-shopping. Finds a place in Cinci. Do you care? I didn't think so.
Brady Quinn, Seahawks -- Former Brown and Chief preparing to be a former Seahawk.
Trent Edwards -- Former backup sent packing by the Eagles.
Tim Tebow, Patriots -- Released by the Jets following the draft. Signed by New England. Could spell the end of the Brady Era...
Reggie Bush, Lions -- Trades South Beach for Motown.
Steven Jackson, Falcons -- As expected, the Rams' workhorse was lured away by the contending Falcons to replace...
Michael Turner -- No longer much of a burner, released by the Falcons in a salary cap move.
Shonn Greene, Titans -- Now, instead of two-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust in the Jets offense, he'll underachieve in Chris Johnson's shadow.
Willis McGahee -- Released from the crowded Broncos backfield.
Ahmad Bradshaw, Colts -- Cut by the G-men, also due to salary considerations. Eventually lands in Indy, which could surely use him.
Beanie Wells -- Cards decide to cut Beanie loose, rather than waiting until Week 2 or 3 to place him on IR.
Rashard Mendenhall, Cardinals -- The solution to Arizona's perennial rushing woes? I think not...
Leon Washington, Patriots -- Add the former Seahawk to the long list of role players in the New England backfield.
Danny Woodhead, Chargers -- Didn't take long for the shifty back to read the writing on the wall in New England.
Peyton Hillis, Bucs -- Former Brown, Chief and Madden cover boy joins a crowded Tampa Bay backfield.
Mike Goodson, Jets -- Former Raider could finally get his shot at significant carries, since the Jets are thin at the position.
Justin Forsett, Jaguars -- Arian's backup in Houston will now backup MJD.
Rashad Jennings, Raiders -- Former Jag didn't hack it when MJD went down; will he be there for Run DMC?
Chris Ivory, Jets -- Will get his shot to start for a team in desperate need of a reliable bell cow.
LeGarrette Blount, Patriots -- Former Buc will compete for playing time in New England's crowded backfield.
Felix Jones, Eagles -- My (soon-to-be-former) neighbor leaves his backup role in Dallas for a similar position in Philly.
Mike Wallace, Dolphins -- Miami lands the big fish from Pittsburgh.
Wes Welker, Broncos -- Poor guy. Now he has to fetch passes from Peyton Manning. Will he ever catch a break?
Danny Amendola, Patriots -- Welker-lite reports for duty to New England. Whaddya wanna bet that every (other) fantasy "guru" lists Amendola as a sleeper next year? Sorry guys...when everybody knows it, you're not a sleeper...
Percy Harvin, Seahawks -- Traded by Vikes for a 1st-rounder. Let the migraines begin in San Fran...
Anquan Boldin, 49ers -- Traded by Ravens for a 6th-rounder after sides couldn't agree on -- guess what? -- money.
Brandon Lloyd -- One-year wonder set loose by the Patriots.
Michael Jenkins, Patriots -- Now that he'll be shagging passes from Brady, Jenkins is sure to...disappear again.
Greg Jennings, Vikings -- Leaves the Pack and, pfffttttt....just like that...his elite status is history.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Colts -- Former 1st-round pick let his opportunity with the Raiders slip through his fingers. Latches on with Indy.
Laurent Robinson -- Released by Jags one year after they paid him the big bucks. Will Dallas come a-callin'?
Devery Henderson, Redskins -- One of Fantasyland's most frustrating, inconsistent, unreliable receivers moved north to Washington. Don't count on RG3 doing what Brees couldn't.
Titus Young -- Troubled but talented speedster signed by Rams after being released by the Lions. Alas, his stay in St. Louis was short-lived.
Kevin Walter -- Cut by the Texans. Admit it, you thought they did that a year ago...
Donny Avery, Chiefs -- Leaves Indy for KC. Can he stay healthy?
Kevin Ogletree, Bucs -- Yawn.
Brandon Gibson, Dolphins -- Former Ram joins Miami's near-complete offensive makeover.
Arrelious Benn, Eagles -- Bucs' former 1st-round pick heads to the City of Brotherly Shove.
Louis Murphy, Giants -- He barely made a ripple in Carolina; so how's he going to make waves in New York?
Domenik Hixon, Panthers -- Former Giant will try to stay healthy in Carolina.
Davone Bess, Browns -- Acquired from Miami.
Josh Cribbs, Raiders -- No, he's not more attractive in Oakland than he was in Cleveland.
Austin Collie, 49ers -- If he can just stay healthy (big if), he could work his way into the #2 WR role in San Fran.
Early Doucet, Seahawks -- Late signee with Seattle.
"The Other" Steve Smith -- Former Giant, Eagle, Ram and, most recently, Buc retires, eliminating the need for us to distinguish him from "The Real" Steve Smith in Carolina.
Martellus Bennett, Bears -- Lands nice free-agent gig in Chicago after emerging in NY.
Jared Cook, Rams -- Former Titan will try to fulfill his potential in St. Louis.
Delanie Walker, Titans -- Leaves Vernon Davis' shadow to disappear in the Titans' offense.
Anthony Fasano, Chiefs -- Former Dolphin will catch passes from Alex Smith.
Dustin Keller, Dolphins -- Former Jet moves to hated division rivals, providing a solid upgrade for Miami over Fasano.
Brandon Myers, Giants -- Ex-Raider moves cross-country.
Tom Crabtree, Bucs -- Now out of Jermichael Finley's shadow, could be a sleeper with little competition in Tampa Bay.
Kellen Winslow, Jr., Jets -- Former Buc will have a good chance to start in New York. But that doesn't exactly sound tantalizing, does it?
Jason Hanson -- One of the best hung up his cleats.
David Akers, Lions -- After erratic season, kicked to the curb by the 49ers. Picked up by Detroit after Hanson retired.
Josh Brown, Giants -- Attention, Lawrence Tynes. Time to find a realtor.
Phil Dawson, 49ers -- Cleveland's most tenured player decides it's time to start winning.
Shayne Graham, Browns -- Well-traveled kicker will take a shot at filling Dawson's shoes.
Nate Kaeding -- Retired after suffering groin injury in camp.
Billy Cundiff, Jets -- Signed in late July to compete wiht Nick Folk.