Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 4, 2011 @ 01:15:20 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Cam Newton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Auburn QB Cam Newton's agent, Bus Cook, said the Carolina Panthers will have Newton in for a visit this week, reports Jim Corbett, of USAToday.com. Newton will be in Carolina Tuesday, April 5, and Wednesday, April 6. Warren Moon, who is serving as an advisor to Newton, believes the Panthers are sold on Newton as the No. 1 overall selection in the NFL Draft. Moon said Panthers head coach Ron Rivera noted he had seen Newton work out and was already convinced on his physical ability. Moon added Rivera felt he needed to talk with Newton more to understand him as a person. "The Panthers had a great meeting with him over dinner that night," Moon said.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco will have a bigger role in the offense in 2011 after throwing for a career-high 3,622 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2010, according to CBSSports.com. "He's only going to get stronger," head coach John Harbaugh said. "He's way more athletic than what you think."

QB | Christian Ponder | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to meet with Florida State QB Christian Ponder before the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

QB | Andy Dalton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to meet with Texas Christian QB Andy Dalton before the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

QB | Blaine Gabbert | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Carolina Panthers are believed to be in love in with Auburn QB Cam Newton, Louisiana State CB Patrick Peterson and University of Georgia WR A.J. Green, reports Tom Sorensen, of the Charlotte Observer. The Panthers would be interested in University of Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert if they traded down in the first round and the other three players were gone.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Williams | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Updating a previous report, the Washington Redskins are scheduled to work out Virginia Tech RB Ryan Williams Thursday, April 14, reports Mike Jones, of The Washington Post.

RB | Laurence Maroney | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Laurence Maroney (Broncos) could have trouble making a roster this upcoming season, according to Mike Reiss, of ESPNBoston.com. Maroney is coming off a poor 2010 season, in addition to being charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession last week.

RB | Charles Clay | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings are expected to meet with University of Connecticut LB Scott Lutrus and Tulsa RB Charles Clay before the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


Wide Receiver

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams might be interested in WR Sidney Rice (Vikings), if he becomes available in free agency, reports ProFootballWeekly.com.

WR | Julio Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns could consider Louisiana State CB Patrick Peterson, Texas A&M LB Von Miller, University of Alabama WR Julio Jones, Southern California OT Tyron Smith and University of Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara with their first-round draft choice, reports Tony Grossi, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

WR | A.J. Green | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to meet with University of Georgia WR A.J. Green before the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

WR | Austin Pettis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers are scheduled to meet with Boise State WR Austin Pettis next week, a source told NationalFootballPost.com's Aaron Wilson.


Tight End

TE | Ryan Travis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
West Liberty TE Ryan Travis ran the 40-yard dash between 4.61 seconds and 4.64 seconds at his Pro Day, reports Bo Marchionte, of NFLDraftBible.com. He ran the three-cone drill in 6.90 seconds and measured a 35-inch vertical jump as well as a 9-foot-2 1/2 broad jump.

TE | Greg Olsen | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Chicago Bears might be interested in a long-term contract for TE Greg Olsen, reports ProFootballWeekly.com.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Tyron Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns could consider Louisiana State CB Patrick Peterson, Texas A&M LB Von Miller, University of Alabama WR Julio Jones, Southern California OT Tyron Smith and University of Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara with their first-round draft choice, reports Tony Grossi, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.


Guard

OG | Will Rackley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are scheduled to meet with Lehigh OL Will Rackley at some point before the 2011 NFL Draft, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Offensive Line

OL | Brandon Fusco | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Giants are scheduled to conduct a private workout with Slippery Rock OL Brandon Fusco at some point before the 2011 NFL Draft, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Defensive Line

DL | Zach Taylor | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to meet with Auburn DL Zach Taylor Thursday, April 14, a source told NationalFootballPost.com's Aaron Wilson.

DL | Da'Quan Bowers | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to meet with Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers before the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Corey Liuget | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Illinois DL Corey Liuget has been invited to the 2011 NFL Draft and has accepted the invitation, according to NFL.com.

DT | Nick Fairley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to meet with Auburn DL Nick Fairley before the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.


Linebacker

LB | Von Miller | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns could consider Louisiana State CB Patrick Peterson, Texas A&M LB Von Miller, University of Alabama WR Julio Jones, Southern California OT Tyron Smith and University of Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara with their first-round draft choice, reports Tony Grossi, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent LB Thomas Davis said he expects to be able to test the free-agent market but hopes to re-sign with the Panthers once there is a new collective bargaining agreement, reports Darin Gantt, of The Rock Hill Herald.

LB | Scott Lutrus | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings are expected to meet with University of Connecticut LB Scott Lutrus and Tulsa RB Charles Clay before the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


Cornerback

CB | Patrick Peterson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Carolina Panthers are considering Louisiana State CB Patrick Peterson with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, according to CBSSports.com. However, the last time a cornerback prospect was selected first overall in the draft was 1956.

CB | Prince Amukamara | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns could consider Louisiana State CB Patrick Peterson, Texas A&M LB Von Miller, University of Alabama WR Julio Jones, Southern California OT Tyron Smith and University of Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara with their first-round draft choice, reports Tony Grossi, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.


Free Safety

FS | Michael Huff | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders do not seem to think signing impending free-agent SS Michael Huff is a bog priority because they likely would have re-signed him before the lockout began, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. The Raiders likely will allow Huff to see what he can get from another team before deciding if they want to bring him back.

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