Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 7, 2011 @ 00:02:26 PDT



QB | Chad Pennington | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Chad Pennington (knee) is scheduled for knee surgery Thursday, April 7, reports Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald. Pennington isn't ruling anything out, including playing in 2011.

QB | Cam Newton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys are not scheduled to meet with Auburn QB Cam Newton before the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Calvin Watkins, of

QB | Colin Kaepernick | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick said most teams have told him they would not try to alter his throwing motion if they drafted him, reports Matt Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee. Kaepernick has one of the longest wingspans among the quarterback prospects, which makes his motion more drawn out. He has been working on trying to shorten his throws.

Running Back

RB | Daniel Thomas | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Kansas State RB Daniel Thomas ran the 40-yard dash between 4.50 seconds and 4.58 seconds at his Pro Day Tuesday, April 5, a source told Aaron Wilson, of Thomas missed his initial Pro Day because of a hamstring injury.

RB | Mark Ingram | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New Orleans Saints were scheduled to meet with University of Alabama RB Mark Ingram Wednesday, April 6, a source told Mike Triplett, of the New York Daily News.

Wide Receiver

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (Ravens) expressed an interest Tuesday, April 5, in re-signing with the Baltimore Ravens, his 2010 team, reports Ken Murray, of The Baltimore Sun.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Mike X. Williams will have to show up in shape after the lockout is over, or the team can decline to pay a bonus, making him a free agent, reports Adam Caplan, of Williams has a $500,000 roster bonus due on the seventh day of the league year, according to league sources.

Tight End

TE | Andre P. Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Arizona Cardinals are scheduled to meet with Virginia Tech TE Andre P. Smith next week.


OG | Rich Seubert | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OG Rich Seubert (knee) underwent a procedure similar to microfracture surgery in January, and he is confident he can return for an 11th season, reports Paul Schwartz, of the New York Post.

Offensive Line

OL | Mike Pouncey | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida OL Mike Pouncey said via Twitter that he expects to be selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Draft after visiting with the team, according to Gerry Fraley, of The Dallas Morning News. "Headed back to Pittsburgh ... would be shocked if I wasn't in a Dallas uniform next year!" Pouncey said. "The draft is April 28 so we will see ... To all the Steelers fans, I would love to be playing for the Steelers and if I had a choice I would, but it isn't my choice."

OL | Stephen Schilling | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to conduct a private workout with University of Michigan OL Stephen Schilling before the 2011 NFL Draft, a source told's Aaron Wilson.

Defensive Line

DL | Christian Ballard | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are meeting with University of Iowa DL Christian Ballard Thursday, April 7, according to Chris Brown, of

DL | Da'Quan Bowers | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Clemson DL Da'Quan Bowers (knee) does not need microfracture surgery on his right knee, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, according to a league source. An earlier report by Pro Football Weekly suggested teams are concerned that Bowers may need the surgery. "No doctor has ever told us that Da'Quan needs micofracture in the future," the source said. Instead, at least one NFL team that's examined Bowers recently has said the knee looks great. Bowers will have the knee checked in Indianapolis Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9. There, he'll undergo another MRI to determine how the cartilage is healing.

DL | J.J. Watt | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Dallas Cowboys met with University of Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt Tuesday, April 5, a source told Aaron Wilson, of

Defensive End

DE | Cameron Heyward | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Ohio State DL Cameron Heyward was invited to attend the 2011 NFL Draft but has decided to decline the invitation and will spend that time with family and friends, according to Aaron Wilson, of

DE | Jabaal Sheard | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills could show interest in University of Pittsburgh DE Jabaal Sheard if he is available when they draft in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News.

DE | Ryan Kerrigan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Updating a previous report, the Washington Redskins are scheduled to meet with Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan Tuesday, April 12, a source told Aaron Wilson, of


LB | Bruce Carter | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are meeting with North Carolina LB Bruce Carter Thursday, April 7, according to Chris Brown, of

LB | Akeem Ayers | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to meet with UCLA LB Akeem Ayers, sources told Aaron Wilson, of

LB | Mason Foster | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions could be interested in University of Washington LB Mason Foster if he is avilable in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. They met with Foster at the NFL Scouting Combine but are not considering having him come to the team's facility.

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