Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 24, 2011 @ 09:28:52 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) said on his Twitter page that he threw some passes Wednesday, March 23, and that his shoulder felt good, reports ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert.

QB | Blaine Gabbert | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals owners Bill Bidwell and Michael Bidwell were present during the team's private workout of University of Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert Wednesday, March 23, a source told Adam Schefter, of ESPN. Team representatives took Gabbert out to dinner Tuesday, March 22.

QB | Colin Kaepernick | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles are working out University of Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick Wednesday, March 23, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Running Back

RB | Thomas Jones | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said Wednesday, March 23, that RB Thomas Jones will return for a 12th NFL season, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. Jones said after the playoffs that he would need time before deciding if he'd return.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday, March 23, that RB Felix Jones has become the team's go-to running back, but he will not be the "feature back", reports Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Garrett said the team will continue to use multiple running backs.

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said RB Felix Jones has become the team's go-to running back but the Cowboys will still use multiple backs in their offense, reports Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Garrett spoke as if RB Marion Barber III will return next season.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team is not considering decreasing the number of carries RB Rashard Mendenhall will receive next season even though he carried the ball 324 times during the regular season, which is fifth most in franchise history, reports Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Tomlin said he is not worried about Mendenhall's fumbling issue because he only lost four fumbles in the regular season and playoffs.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery (back) underwent back surgery Feb. 3, according to Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com. Cotchery played with a painful herniated disk throughout the season. Cotchery said the condition worsened in October, causing shooting pain down his leg and into his foot. He decided to tough it out, waiting to address it until after the season. "It wasn't a good feeling," Cotchery said. "It was pretty painful. I wouldn't want any football player to have to go through that." Cotchery said his rehab is going well and he hopes to start running in three to four weeks. He's confident he'll be ready for training camp.

WR | Jordan Watson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The San Francisco 49ers worked out Harding WR Jordan Watson Wednesday, March 23, reports Bo Marchionte, of NFLDraftBible.com.

WR | Vidal Hazelton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to conduct a private workout with University of Cincinnati WR Vidal Hazelton, according to Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com.


Guard

OG | Kyle Kosier | Free Agent | Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett have said they hope to re-sign impending free-agent OL Kyle Kosier and SS Gerald Sensabaugh this offseason, reports Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.


Offensive Line

OL | Danny Watkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are working on scheduling a meeting with Baylor OG Danny Watkins before the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com.


Defensive Line

DL | Brandon Graham | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said it is a real stretch to believe that DE Brandon Graham (knee) will be ready for the start of the regular season, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Graham suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament late in the season.

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.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Ollie Ogbu | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets are scheduled to conduct a private workout with Penn State DL Ollie Ogbu, according to Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com.


Linebacker

LB | Bruce Carter | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said North Carolina LB Bruce Carter (knee) likely would start on the Physically Unable to Perform list if the team selected him in the 2011 NFL Draft, according to Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

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.


Defensive Back

DB | Quinton Carter | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Atlanta Falcons are discussing the possibility of meeting with or working out University of Oklahoma S Quinton Carter before the 2011 NFL Draft, according to Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com.


Cornerback

CB | Cole Brodie | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
South Dakota State CB Cole Brodie posted times of 4.41 and 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash at his campus Pro Day workout, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

CB | Jimmy Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team still has University of Colorado CB Jimmy Smith on their draft board despite his character concerns but will do more research on him, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.


Strong Safety

SS | Gerald Sensabaugh | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett have said they hope to re-sign impending free-agent OL Kyle Kosier and SS Gerald Sensabaugh this offseason, reports Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.


Free Safety

FS | Nate Allen | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said FS Nate Allen (knee) should be ready for the start of the regular season, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Allen suffered ruptured patella tendon late in the season.

FS | Jim Leonhard | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said FS Jim Leonhard (leg) is doing good in his progress from his broken leg but he is not expected to return punts next season, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.

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