RB | Derrick Ward | Houston Texans | Fantasy
After averaging 6.3 yards per carry with four touchdowns in 2010, Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward might enter training camp well ahead of RB Ben Tate (ankle) in the battle for the primary backup job to starter RB Arian Foster.
RB | Tiki Barber | Free Agent | Free Agents
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber said free-agent RB Tiki Barber (Giants) is looking good and has been working out for the past several months. "He's prepared. He looks like did preretirement," Barber said. "He really dedicated himself and has been in there working out for four months. The only thing he doesn't have is the on-field endurance. He's very adept at what he used to do. I don't see him having a problem. The one thing he can't fail at is football. He had somewhat mastered it when he retired."
WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said he has enjoyed his time with the team and hopes to remain with the team after his contract runs out. "I have one more year left on my deal, my job is to try to help the Arizona Cardinals win a championship and that's my focus. I would like to play there. I've enjoyed my seven years there. If they want to keep me they're going to have the first option to keep me. If they don't, then obviously I have to find employment elsewhere," Fitzgerald said.
TE | Kyle Rudolph | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is expected to arrive in the Twin Cities Monday, July11, and he will participate in workouts with Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald at the University of Minnesota. "Once the lockout ends, it's going to be go, go, go," Rudolph said. "So I just want to get settled in and get some work in with Larry Fitz. I know Larry real well and he told me all they do up there."
DL | Robaire Smith | Cleveland Browns | Free Agents
Cleveland Browns impending free-agent DL Robaire Smith (spine) said he would like to re-sign with the team if they are interested. "It's something I'm shooting for and that I'd love to do," Smith said. "(General Manager) Tom Heckert said before the lockout that they'd be interested, but they were waiting to see my medical report. It came out right before the lockout, so there wasn't too much they could say then." Smith has recovered from a bruised spine.
LB | Mike Vrabel | Retired | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent LB Mike Vrabel announced his retirement Monday, July 11. Vrabel is joining the Ohio State coaching staff as linebackers coach.
LB | Landon Johnson | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions would like to re-sign impending free-agent LB Landon Johnson and allow him to compete for one of the starting outside linebacker jobs.
LB | Bobby Carpenter | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz indicated that he expects impending free-agent LB Bobby Carpenter to compete for one of the starting outside linebacker jobs during training camp.
CB | Brandon McDonald | Free Agent | Free Agents
Detroit Lions impending free-agent CBs Brandon McDonald and Tye Hill likely would have to compete for spots on the roster if the team decided to re-sign them once free agency begins.
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