Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 25, 2011 @ 10:49:37 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Chad Pennington | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Chad Pennington (knee) said in an e-mail over the weekend that his knee surgery April 7 went well, and he is already off crutches, reports Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post. Pennington had surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

QB | Joe Webb | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The majority of the Minnesota Vikings management team is still not sold on the future of QB Joe Webb as their leader, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. "I've been impressed with Joe Webb. But to say that he can go out there and be the starter - I don't know that," said one scout. "From what I've seen, I wouldn't feel comfortable with that."

QB | Ricky Stanzi | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings have conducted a private workout with University of Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

QB | Christian Ponder | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Washington Redskins met with Florida State QB Christian Ponder Tuesday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 20, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Running Back

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Draft
The Detroit Lions are looking for a bigger running back in the NFL Draft who can complement RB Jahvid Best, according to Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com. Although the Lions have excellent balance throughout their offense, that is not the case when it comes to short-yardage and goal-line situations. The team currently does not have the thumper inside to move the pile, and that has allowed defenses to put more resources into their pass coverage.

RB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns envision a two-man backfield of RBs Montario Hardesty (knee) and Peyton Hillis to jump-start head coach Pat Shurmur's new West Coast offense this season, reports Tony Grossi, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Both players are adept at running with short passes, which is a mandatory skill-set in that system.

RB | Taiwan Jones | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Eastern Washington RB Taiwan Jones' agent said Jones did not have a meeting scheduled to with the Oakland Raiders, reports Vittorio Tafur, of the San Francisco Chronicle.


Wide Receiver

WR | Randall Cobb | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions are expected to take a speed wide receiver that can stretch the field at some point during the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com. Abilene Christian WR Edmond Gates, University of Kentucky WR Randall Cobb and Fort Valley State WR Ricardo Lockette are possible draft picks for the team.

WR | Jason Hill | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agents, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jason Hill might start opposite WR Mike Thomas barring any free agent moves or high draft picks, reports Vito Stellino, of The Florida Times-Union. Hill posted 11 receptions in six games after signing with the Jaguars after a release by the San Francisco 49ers.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins are not considering releasing WR Brandon Marshall at this time even with his recent off the field incident, reports Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald.

WR | Jerrel Jernigan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Atlanta Falcons are believed to be very interested in Troy WR Jerrel Jernigan, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Falcons likely would take Jernigan if he was available when they pick in the second round.


Tight End

TE | Richard Gordon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins have worked out University of Miami TE Richard Gordon, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Place Kicker

PK | Adam Vinatieri | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Indianapolis Colts tried to sign PK Adam Vinatieri to a long-term contract prior to the March 11 lockout, reports Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star. Vinatieri is optimistic that he'll remain with the team.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jon Stinchcomb | New Orleans Saints | Draft
The New Orleans Saints may look to add an offensive tackle during the NFL Draft, reports Sheldon Mickles, of The Advocate. While they have OTs Jermon Bushrod and Jon Stinchcomb in the starting lineup and took Charles Brown last year, they may need to add more depth for the future. Stinchcomb had shoulder and knee injuries last year, and he did not play as well as he had been.


Offensive Line

OL | Mike McGlynn | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OL Mike McGlynn could win the starting right guard job during training camp if C Jamaal Jackson (biceps) is able to start at center, reports Sheil Kapadia, of Philly.com.

OL | Mike Pouncey | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings could be interested in University of Florida OL Mike Pouncey if they decide to trade down in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.


Defensive Line

DL | Will Smith | New Orleans Saints | Draft
The New Orleans Saints may look to address the defensive end position during the NFL Draft, reports Sheldon Mickles, of The Advocate. The team had 33 sacks last year, with just 10 percent of those coming from the defensive end position. DE Will Smith is the team's best pass rusher, so they may look for a young player who can apply pressure opposite Smith.

DL | Frank Kearse | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Alabama A&M DL Frank Kearse has had private workouts with the Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Defensive End

DE | Adrian Clayborn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn said he believes he has the skills to play either left defensive end or right defensive end in the NFL, reports Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com. "That's pretty much what I've heard. I know I can and we'll see which team trusts my work and believes that I can," said Clayborn. "I feel I can be a great pass rusher, and I feel I can play left end and take on tight ends and bigger tackles and stuff like that."

DE | Ricky Elmore | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have shown interest in University of Arizona DE Ricky Elmore, reports Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times.

DE | David Bedford | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Jacksonville Jaguars have worked out South Florida DE David Bedford, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Linebacker

LB | Scott Shanle | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent LB Scott Shanle said he has contract talks with the Saints before the lockout begin but did not get a sense of how interested the team was in bringing him back, reports Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

LB | Von Miller | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are not expected to select a linebacker prospect with the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL Draft, unless Texas A&M LB Von Miller were to drop, according to CBSSports.com.

LB | Stephen Nicholas | Atlanta Falcons | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions are interested in bidding for free-agent LB Stephen Nicholas (Falcons) once free agency begins, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Cornerback

CB | Patrick Peterson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns may not select a defensive back prospect in the NFL Draft until at least the third round, unless Louisiana State CB Patrick Peterson were to drop in the first round, according to CBSSports.com.

CB | Malcolm Jenkins | New Orleans Saints | Draft, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints may make the safety position a priority for them in the NFL Draft because they only have one safety under contract (S Malcolm Jenkins), reports Sheldon Mickles, of The Advocate. The team would like to have S Roman Harper, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent, return, and there is a chance S Darren Sharper may be brought back.

CB | Anthony Gaitor | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have met with Florida International CB Anthony Gaitor, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Strong Safety

SS | Roman Harper | New Orleans Saints | Draft, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints may make the safety position a priority for them in the NFL Draft because they only have one safety under contract (S Malcolm Jenkins), reports Sheldon Mickles, of The Advocate. The team would like to have S Roman Harper, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent, return, and there is a chance S Darren Sharper may be brought back.


Free Safety

FS | Darren Sharper | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent FS Darren Sharper said his surgically repaired knee is fully healthy and that it is stronger than it ever was before, reports Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

FS | Mark LeGree | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New Orleans Saints have met with Appalachian State S Mark LeGree, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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