Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 28, 2011 @ 23:46:49 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Andy Dalton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Texas Christian QB Andy Dalton said he is scheduled to work out for the San Francisco 49ers before the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Matt Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee.

QB | Jimmy Clausen | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers TE Dante Rosario said Sunday, March 27, that QB Jimmy Clausen is supposed to organize passing drills next month, reports Joseph Person, of the Charlotte Observer.


Running Back

RB | Chris Ivory | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints RB Chris Ivory (foot) has been walking around without a protective boot on his foot and believes his foot is improving weekly, reports The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

RB | Taiwan Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Eastern Washington RB Taiwan Jones reportedly has been running 10-yard splits in the 1.4-second neighborhood, which would put him ahead of any other draft prospect in the 2011 class, reports Doug Farrar, of Yahoo! Sports. Jones will have a Pro Day in the Bay Area in mid-April. Jones is returning from a foot injury, which prevented him from working out at the NFL Scouting Combine.

RB | Graig Cooper | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Miami RB Graig Cooper did not stand on his NFL Scouting Combine results, as he ran the 40-yard dash three times at the recent University of Miami Pro Day, reports Rob Rang, of CBSSports.com. He was in the 4.6s for the 40-yard dashes, but looked "better in positional drills," according to a league source.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he believes RB Jahvid Best will be able to contribute in whatever capacity the team asks him to next season and does not believe the turf toes Best suffered last season will affect him, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. "Whatever we need him to do, he can do it," Schwartz said. "Obviously, his toes didn't allow him to be able to do that for about eight or nine games in the middle of the season, and obviously he wasn't the player that he can be and that he is. But I think it says a little bit about him. If you do some research on turf toes, you look around the league, there's a lot of players that missed a month with a turf toe."

RB | Damien Berry | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Miami RB Damien Berry ran the 40-yard dash in 4.63 seconds and 4.64 seconds at his Pro Day Friday, March 25, reports NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

RB | Mark Ingram | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Washington Redskins may consider selecting University of Alabama RB Mark Ingram with their first-round draft choice in the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Mike Reiss, of ESPNBoston.com.


Wide Receiver

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Arizona Cardinals' chance to re-sign WR Larry Fitzgerald after next season could be impacted by who the team's quarterback will be and if the team is moving in the right direction, reports Darren Urban. The Cardinals are expected to match whatever Fitzgerald will be asking for money wise, but Fitzgerald has mentioned how he wants to play for a winner and the quarterback position will impact their success.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith has been spotted working out at a Charlotte-area YMCA, as he tries to keep in shape during the NFL lockout, reports Joseph Person, of the Charlotte Observer.


Tight End

TE | Virgil Green | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The San Francisco 49ers worked out University of Nevada TE Virgil Green on the same day they worked out QB Colin Kaepernick, reports Matt Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee.


Place Kicker

PK | Olindo Mare | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents
Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent PK Olindo Mare said he wants to stay with the team and would be willing to take a hometown discount to return, reports Brady Henderson, of MyNorthwest.com.


Defensive Line

DL | Connor Barwin | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB Connor Barwin (ankle) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. He is still rehabbing the broken ankle he suffered during the season.

DL | Marcell Dareus | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Alabama DL Marcell Dareus is cooling off in the eyes of several people at the top of the NFL Draft board, according to Peter King, of SI.com.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Terrell McClain | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New England Patriots are scheduled to conduct a private workout with South Florida DL Terrell McClain, reports Christopher Price, of WEEI.com.


Linebacker

LB | DeMeco Ryans | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB DeMeco Ryans (Achilles') is still rehabbing the ruptured Achilles' tendon injury he suffered during the season, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. Ryans is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

LB | Von Miller | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are high on both Texas A&M LB Von Miller and Louisiana State CB Patrick Peterson, although it is no guarantee the team will select either in the NFL Draft, reports Peter King, of SI.com. The team does appear likely to target defense with the No. 3 overall pick in the draft.

LB | James Anderson | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers FB Tony Fiammette and TE Dante Rosario are working out with free-agent WR Ruvell Martin (Seahawks) at a Charlotte-area high school, as NFL players are banned from using team facilities, reports Joseph Person, of the Charlotte Observer. QB Matt Moore, LB James Anderson, WR Charly Martin and Chicago Bears S Chris Harris are also regulars at the high school practice field.

LB | Colin McCarthy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Miami LB Colin McCarthy showed quick feet and good instincts in position drills during his Pro Day Friday, March 25, reports Gil Brandt, of NFL.com. He decided to keep all of the numbers he posted at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Cornerback

CB | Patrick Peterson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are high on both Texas A&M LB Von Miller and Louisiana State CB Patrick Peterson, although it is no guarantee the team will select either in the NFL Draft, reports Peter King, of SI.com. The team does appear likely to target defense with the No. 3 overall pick in the draft.

CB | Brandon Harris | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Atlanta Falcons have expressed interest in University of Miami CB Brandon Harris, according to Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


Strong Safety

SS | Dawan Landry | Baltimore Ravens | Draft, Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent SS Dawan Landry could receive a lot of attention in free agency because of the weak safety class in the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Free Safety

FS | Tom Zbikowski | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens FS Tom Zbikowski, a restricted free agent, won a boxing bout by unanimous decision in Atlantic City Saturday, March 26, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun. Zbikowski is 3-0 in three professional fights. His next fight is scheduled for April 23 in the Dallas area.

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