News: The Jaguars signed cornerback Leigh Torrence and waived cornerback T.J. Heath, according to the Florida Times-Union. Torrence is a seven-year veteran who has played in a total 73 games (with the Packers, Redskins and Saints).
Analysis: Neither defender has much of a chance to help Fantasy owners with big stats. Keep them both off of rosters.
News: The Redskins announced the signing of cornerback Leigh Torrence, who spent two seasons with the team earlier in his career. He totaled two interceptions in three years with the Redskins from 2009-11.
Analysis: Torrence isn't expected to be productive enough to warrant Fantasy use. Keep him off of Fantasy rosters.
News: Saints DB Leigh Torrence recorded his second career interception in Week 7 against the Colts. He picked off QB Curtis Painter in the fourth quarter and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown. Torrence also had one tackle in the 62-7 win.
Analysis: Torrence is not a starter for the Saints and usually does not produce enough to remain relevant in Fantasy. Continue to ignore him in the majority of IDP formats.
News: The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Wednesday that the Saints re-signed DB Leigh Torrence to an undisclosed deal. He re-iterated the news via Twitter later in the day: "Grateful for the chance to be back in that Black and Gold for another season! #whodat."
Analysis: Torrence has been with the Saints since 2008, and he figures to compete for a nickelback or dimeback job while impacting the special-teams units once again. Unless the one of the starting cornerbacks suffers an injury in camp, Torrence won't have much value for Fantasy owners in 2011. Ignore him on Draft Day.
News: Saints DB Leigh Torrence sealed the Week 8 win over the Steelers with an interception of Ben Roethlisberger with less than two minutes remaining. Despite leaving the game for one play, Torrence held on to his first career pick. He added five solo tackles on the night.
Analysis: Torrence is a reserve Db who was playing a big role on Sunday because of the injuries to Tracy Porter and Jabari Greer. Although he took advantage of the opportunity, he does not make enough plays to warrant Fantasy value. Continue to ignore him in Fantasy play.
News: The Saints re-signed DB Leigh Torrence on Wednesday.
Analysis: Torrence was waived in early September, but the Saints have some injury problems in the secondary, so now he's back in the Big Easy again. Continue to ignore Torrence in IDP Fantasy play.
News: The New Orleans Saints have re-signed tight end Tory Humphrey and waived cornerback Leigh Torrence. Humphrey, who also plays on special teams, had been waived earlier in the week when the Saints added veteran linebacker Danny Clark to the roster.
Analysis: Neither of these players were or are expected to produce many stats in the first place. Keep them off of Fantasy rosters.
News: Saints GM Mickey Loomis says the club has agreed to re-sign reserve defensive back Leigh Torrence to a one-year contract. Torrence has been with the Saints since being claimed off waivers in November 2008. He played in five games for New Orleans in 2009 before injuring his shoulder and finishing the year on injured reserve.
Analysis: He isn't expected to produce enough stats on a regular basis to be useful in Fantasy. Keep him off rosters.
News: The New Orleans Saints have brought back Mike McKenzie to replace cornerback Leigh Torrence, who will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. The Saints placed Torrence on injured reserve late Monday.
Analysis: McKenzie, an 11-year veteran, was released by the Saints in the offseason following injuries to each knee in consecutive seasons. The Saints have been short on cornerbacks because of injuries to Torrence, Tracy Porter, Jabari Greer and Randall Gay. Before a fracture to his right kneecap last November, McKenzie started 62 of 63 games, with 225 tackles, 58 passes defended, 12 interceptions and one forced fumble. Torrence clearly has no Fantasy value now and never did and we don't expect McKenzie to warrant ownership in Fantasy play either.
News: Notable Saints defenders from Week 11 at Tampa Bay include: LB Scott Fujita (five solo tackles, sack, forced fumble), LB Jonathan Vilma (six solo tackles, interception), CB Malcolm Jenkins (seven total tackles, interception), DB Leigh Torrence (four total tackles, half sack), DB Roman Harper (three total tackles, half sack), SS Darren Sharper (five total tackles), DB Chris Reis (interception) and DE Will Smith (three total tackles, sack -- his sixth in four games).
Analysis: Of these players, Sharper, Vilma, Harper and Smith are must-starts week in and week out for Fantasy owners. Fujita is also solid but in much deeper leagues. The rest of the Saints shouldn't be considered. New Orleans hosts New England in Week 12.
News: Saints QB Chase Daniel, K Garrett Hartley, DB Leigh Torrence, DB Malcolm Jenkins, RB Lynell Hamilton, LB Scott Fujita and DL Kendrick Clancy have all been ruled inactive for Week 7 at Miami.
Analysis: Hartley continues to sit out while John Carney is handling the placekicking duties. Fujita and Jenkins are both out due to injuries, and the Saints have no room for Hamilton as long as Pierre Thomas, Reggie Bush and Mike Bell are healthy. Make sure to keep all of these players reserved for Week 7.
News: Saints cornerback Mike McKenzie's fractured right kneecap will keep him out for the rest of the season. Saints head coach Sean Payton said Monday that McKenzie will have surgery this week and be placed on injured reserve. Later in the day, the Saints claimed recently released Washington cornerback Leigh Torrence off of waivers, giving him McKenzie's roster spot.
Analysis: Torrence, who is 5-foot-11, 179 pounds, is now in his third NFL season. Waived by the Redskins on Saturday, Torrence has played in 35 career regular season games, starting once. Torrence played in Washington's first nine games, making nine tackles as a reserve defensive back along with 11 tackles on special teams. Torrence still has limited Fantasy appeal at this time.
News: The Washington Redskins waived cornerback Leigh Torrence on Saturday to make room for new signee DeAngelo Hall. Hall agreed to a one-year deal with the Redskins on Friday, less than a week after being cut by the Oakland Raiders. He signed his contract after passing a physical.
Analysis: Torrence joined the Redskins as a free agent in December 2006. He played in all 16 games last season as well as all nine games this year. Ignore him in Fantasy.
News: Redskins DB Leigh Torrence recorded five tackles (four solo) and one sack during a Week 16 win against the Vikings. It was the first sack of his three-year career.
Analysis: Torrence is seeing time on special teams and in nickel situations for the Redskins. He has little to no Fantasy value heading into Week 17 despite the sack.
News: Notable Redskins inactive for Week 17 vs. N.Y. Giants include: WR Mike Espy, Todd Collins (3rd QB), CB Leigh Torrence, WR Brandon Lloyd, TE Brian Kozlowski and DT Anthony Montgomery.
Analysis: Keep these players out of active Fantasy lineups for Week 17.
News: On Wednesday, the Redskins inked defensive backs John Eubanks and Leigh Torrence. Eubanks, an undrafted free agent from Southern Mississippi, has spent the season on the practice squad. Torrence, from Stanford, played 10 games with Atlanta last year, but was waived following this year's training camp. The Redskins also signed tackle Calvin Armstrong and receiver Ryan Hoag to the practice squad.
Analysis: Fantasy owners should ignore all of the above players for the time being.
News: The Atlanta Falcons announced Saturday that they made 22 moves to trim their roster to the NFLís mandatory 53-player limit. The Falcons waived: WR Troy Bergeron, DT Michael Bozeman, C Toby Cecil, T Shawn Draper, FB Kevin Dudley, WR Jamin Elliott, C Brian Ferentz, RB Marlion Jackson, K Miro Kesic, DT Chad Lavalais, T Chris McGee, DE Josh Mallard, FB John Pannozzo, WR Jerome Pathon, WR Robert Redd, TE Jason Randall, DE Josh Savage, CB Leigh Torrence, S Nick Turnbull, LB Travis Williams, P Tony Yelk.
Analysis: Of these players, only Pathon was expected to have any Fantasy significance.