QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) is progressing well in his rehab from shoulder surgery and will work with WR Calvin Johnson and TE Brandon Pettigrew when he is healthy, according to NFL.com's Steve Wyche. Stafford is currently rehabbing in Alabama with therapists from Dr. James Andrews' office.
RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he expects RB Reggie Bush to return next season even though he is scheduled to make $12.6 million in 2011 and count $16 million against the salary cap, reports Pat Yasinsikas, of ESPN.com.
RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is entering the final year of his contract, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He is due $10.7 million this year, and if a salary cap is in place, the Vikings are likely going to want to renegotiate that amount. "You'd like to get him under contract, and I'm sure and I know we're going to make every effort to get that done," said head coach Leslie Frazier. Frazier went on to say the team wants Peterson to spend his entire career with the Vikings. Peterson, however, doesn't sound too concerned with getting a new deal before he steps back on the field. He said he has been watching how different organizations act, and how the Vikings act toward him. "I thought maybe - after a few years of doing good - there would be a deal by now. But whatever. That's OK. I'm not desperately concerned about a contract," Peterson said.
WR | Lee Evans | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he wants to expand the type of routes WR Lee Evans is asked to run during games, reports Allen Wilson, of The Buffalo News. "He's been more of a deep threat," Gailey said. "I've got to get him to do a better job of becoming an underneath threat. I've got to do a better job of that." Gailey said Evans also has to be more consistent in running routes.
WR | A.J. Green | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur indicated that he expects to meet with University of Georgia WR A.J. Green before the 2011 NFL Draft, reports The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Tony Grossi. Shurmur said he would be difficult for him to pass on an offensive playmaker in the team's first-round selection.
WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he believes there are more ways that the team can use WR Percy Harvin in their offense next season, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. "I still think there are more things that can be done with Percy," Frazier said. "We did some things toward the end of the year where we definitely tried to isolate him, and that's one of the reasons I pulled him off kickoff (returns) at times. I wanted to feature him more than we were."
WR | Joshua Cribbs | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Joshua Cribbs revealed that he is not happy about the new rules on kickoffs during an interview on Sirius Radio Tuesday, March 22. "I'm very upset about it. I highly disagree (with) the rule changes. Especially while there's no CBA in place I'm just baffled by their reasoning behind it, you know, changing the rules. Of course I know the reasoning behind it. I just disagree. Trying to make the game safer, I commend their efforts. I just think it could've been handled a lot better. Changing those rules will affect a lot of people including myself and incoming college (players) as well."
OT | Vernon Carey | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said OT Vernon Carey (knee) underwent offseason surgery on his knee but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Sparano said he is worried that Carey could add weight because he will not be able to work on his conditioning due to his knee injury.
OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said OT Jake Long (shoulder) underwent surgery this offseason to repair the separated shoulder he suffered this season, according to Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Sparano said Long should be ready for the start of training camp.
OT | Willie Colon | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin would not rule out using OT Willie Colon (Achilles') at guard next season if he is with the team, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
DL | Zach Taylor | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The San Diego Chargers are scheduled to meet with Auburn DL Zach Taylor in early April, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.
DL | Da'Quan Bowers | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said he will definitely be attending Clemson DL Da'Quan Bowers' (knee) workout April 1, reports The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Tony Grossi.
DL | Pat Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agents
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he has talked with impending free-agent DL Pat Williams and said he would like the team to re-sign Williams this offseason, reports Kevin Seifert, of ESPN.com. Williams would probably have to accept a reduced role if he re-signed with the team.
LB | Jason Taylor | Free Agent | Free Agents
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he would not rule out the possibility of the team re-signing free-agent LB Jason Taylor this offseason, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com. The Jets released Taylor after the season because he was due a $10 million roster bonus.
LB | A.J. Edds | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said he is not sure if LB A.J. Edds (knee) would be able to push LB Channing Crowder for a starting job next season because he does know a lot about Edds at this point, reports Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Edds likely will see time in the team's third-down package especially if is a passing situation.
LB | Justin Houston | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to meet with University of Georgia LB Justin Houston at some point before the 2011 NFL Draft, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.
CB | Cedric Griffin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said that CB Cedric Griffin (knee) will enter training camp as a starter if he is healthy, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
SS | Gerald Sensabaugh | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys are hopeful that they can re-sign SS Gerald Sensabaugh this year, according to ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan believes he can improve Sensabaugh's play in the system.
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