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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:25:19 -0700
Carolina Panthers DTs Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short have a higher comfort level heading into their sophomore seasons, which defensive line coach Eric Washington believes has enabled them to play faster.
Fantasy Tip: Carolina remains a top-10 fantasy DT.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:47:06 -0700
Carolina Panthers DT Star Lotulelei said the rapid-fire approach of the Philadelphia Eagles offense in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15, left him winded. "I got tired, but that's all part of the game. Just fight through it, get to the next play and keep sound fundamentals," Lotulelei said.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:23:29 -0700
Carolina Panthers DT Star Lotulelei showed up to offseason workouts in good shape. The team also drafted pass-rusher DT Kawann Short, so it was thought Lotulelei might come out in certain passing situations. However, Lotulelei was on the field a lot during minicamp, and head coach Ron Rivera said Lotulelei has "come a long way" as far as using his hands to shed blockers.
Wed, 22 May 2013 13:39:58 -0700
The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with first-round draft choice DT Star Lotulelei. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Wed, 01 May 2013 17:01:39 -0700
The Carolina Panthers considered drafting Minnesota Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes with its first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft before settling on DL Star Lotulelei.
Wed, 01 May 2013 16:38:12 -0700
The drafting of Carolina Panthers DT Star Lotulelei and DT Kawann Short will help keep blockers off LB Luke Kuechly, and head coach Ron Rivera emphasized their presence will assist the secondary as well. "They're going to help with the pass rush because the quarterback is not going to be able to step up," Rivera said. "A good front helps the back, and that's part of it."
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:51:57 -0700
Carolina Panthers DT Star Lotulelei likely will start at defensive tackle this season.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:48:40 -0700
The Carolina Panthers selected Utah DT Star Lotulelei with the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: Another DL taken to plug up a leaky run defense. The Panthers aren't yet fantasy-relevant among DTs, but his flexibility may open him up to IDP consideration at some point in 2013. He's not big on the pass rush, though.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:33:05 -0700
The Carolina Panthers have expressed a lot of interest in Utah DT Star Lotulelei this offseason.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:30:49 -0700
The Miami Dolphins could consider taking Utah DT Star Lotulelei in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft if he is available when they pick.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:48:20 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles are believed to have a lot of interest in Utah DT Star Lotulelei and believe he could play either defensive end or nose tackle in their 3-4 defensive alignment.
Sun, 14 Apr 2013 10:20:16 -0700
The Miami Dolphins have conducted a private workout with Utah DT Star Lotulelei, and he is scheduled to meet with the team Monday, April 15.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:03:25 -0700
Utah DT Star Lotulelei has declined an invitation to attend the 2013 NFL Draft.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:12:27 -0700
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with Utah DT Star Lotulelei.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:34:05 -0700
Utah DT Star Lotulelei (heart) will not need to go to Indianapolis to undergo a medical re-check. Interested teams appear to be satisfied with the medical clearance Lotulelei recently received.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:10:29 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to meet with Utah DT Star Lotulelei next week.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:06:46 -0700
Utah DT Star Lotulelei (heart) could see his draft stock rise again after getting positive news on the medical front after testing at the NFL Draft Combine revealed a heart condition. Recent tests showed "No evidence of dysfunction" and performed "consistently with that of highly trained athletes," according to a Utah team physician.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:47:46 -0700
Miami Dolphins defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers attended Utah DT Star Lotulelei's Pro Day last month.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 07:25:00 -0700
Utah DT Star Lotulelei is capable of playing all three positions along the defensive line in a 3-4 scheme, according to a high-ranking league executive.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 07:22:33 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles worked out Utah DT Star Lotulelei Thursday, March 28. He is also expected to make a pre-NFL Draft visit to the team within the next two weeks.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:17:24 -0700
Utah DT Star Lotulelei (heart) will participate in his Pro Day Wednesday, March 20. He was not able to participate at the NFL Scouting Combine because of an issue with his heart.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:29:19 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles have planned to have a private workout with Utah DT Star Lotulelei. Both sides are working on scheduling the workout.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:12:10 -0800
Utah DT Star Lotulelei (heart) has been told he can continue working out on his own, according to a person informed of the conversations between doctors and Lotulelei, after withdrawing from the NFL Scouting Combine because of an abnormal heart exam. The person said it's hoped that it's not a heart condition but rather dehydration, too much sodium in his diet or rapid weight loss in a short timeframe that prompted tests to reveal his heart wasn't pumping at full capacity. Lotulelei dropped almost 10 pounds in three days recently, in part because of the hectic schedule of traveling to the combine. Lotulelei did not fail his physical but rather was given an incomplete designation pending a consultation with a specialist.
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:59:21 -0800
Updating a previous report, Utah DT Star Lotulelei's (heart) agent said Lotulelei is expected to participate in all the drills during his Pro Day. Lotulelei is scheduled to meet with a heart specialist later this week.
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:33:56 -0800
Utah DT Star Lotulelei (heart) will not participate in drills at the NFL Scouting Combine because an echocardiogram detected a heart condition. His left ventricle is pumping at 44 percent efficiency, which is lower than the normal range of 55 percent to 70 percent efficiency. He will undergo more tests in Salt Lake City.
Sat, 23 Feb 2013 10:28:04 -0800
Utah DT Star Lotulelei measured in at 6-foot-2 1/2, 311 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:27:58 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles may consider taking Utah DT Star Lotulelei with their first-round draft choice if he is available when they pick.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:02:58 -0800
The Oakland Raiders are expected to consider taking a defensive lineman with their first-round draft choice in the 2013 NFL Draft. Texas A&M DE Damontre Moore, Louisiana State DE Barkevious Mingo, Florida State DE Bjoern Werner and Utah DT Star Lotulelei likely would be options.
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:54:51 -0800
The Kansas City Chiefs could consider taking Utah DT Star Lotulelei with their first-round draft choice. Many scouts believe he could be a dominant defensive end in a 3-4 defensive alignment.
Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:23:01 -0800
Utah DT Star Lotulelei had declined an invitation to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl.