Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 29, 2011 @ 05:38:13 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Andy Dalton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Texas Chrisitian QB Andy Dalton is scheduled to work out for the Indianapolis Colts prior to the NFL Draft, reports Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com, according to a source.

QB | Cam Newton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said he is unsure what the team might do with the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft, according to Sal Maiorana, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. As a result, the Bills may not select a quarterback, according to Nix. Nix warned the public not to read too much into Auburn QB Cam Newton's visit with the team Tuesday, March 29. "Let me say this, and don't try to connect the dots," Nix said. "If you wait until you don't have a quarterback to draft one, you're too late."

QB | Josh Portis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins worked out University of California (PA) QB Josh Portis Tuesday, March 22, reports Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post. The team put Portis through quarterback and wide receiver drills during the workout.

QB | Colin Kaepernick | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are conducting a private workout with University of Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick Monday, March 28, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Running Back

RB | Bilal Powell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets are scheduled to meet with University of Louisville RB Bilal Powell before the 2011 NFL Draft, a source told Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.

RB | DeMarco Murray | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions are meeting with University of Oklahoma RB DeMarco Murray Monday, March 28, reports Tara Altman, of DetroitLions.com.

RB | Chris Ivory | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints RB Chris Ivory (foot) has been walking around without a protective boot on his foot and believes his foot is improving weekly, reports The New Orleans Times-Picayune.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has been named in two lawsuits claiming he owes more than a half-million dollars for custom jewelry and pro football and basketball tickets, reports Richard Abshire, of The Dallas Morning News. Bryant drew attention recently when he was issued a criminal trespass warning March 19 at a Dallas-area mall.

WR | Joe Horn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to conduct a private workout with Ashland WR Joe Horn Thursday, April 14.

WR | Vidal Hazelton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Cincinnati WR Vidal Hazelton ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds at his Pro Day Monday, March 28, his agent told Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com. Hazelton ran the short shuttle in 4.20 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.78 seconds. He also measured a 34-inch vertical jump.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Arizona Cardinals' chance to re-sign WR Larry Fitzgerald after next season could be impacted by who the team's quarterback will be and if the team is moving in the right direction, reports Darren Urban. The Cardinals are expected to match whatever Fitzgerald will be asking for money wise, but Fitzgerald has mentioned how he wants to play for a winner and the quarterback position will impact their success.


Tight End

TE | Virgil Green | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The San Francisco 49ers worked out University of Nevada TE Virgil Green on the same day they worked out QB Colin Kaepernick, reports Matt Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee.


Place Kicker

PK | Olindo Mare | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents
Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent PK Olindo Mare said he wants to stay with the team and would be willing to take a hometown discount to return, reports Brady Henderson, of MyNorthwest.com.


Offensive Line

OL | Mike Pouncey | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida C Mike Pouncey said Monday, March 29, that he would attend the NFL Draft if invited by the league, according to Clifton Brown, of Sporting News. "I haven't been invited yet, but I'm hoping to get invited," Pouncey said. "I'll bring my brother up there and a couple of my family members. I'm going if I'm invited. I just feel like it's a dream I've wanted my whole life. We've busted our tails to be in the draft, and it's a dream come true."

OL | Brandon Fusco | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets are scheduled to meet with Slippery Rock C Brandon Fusco before the 2011 NFL Draft, a source told Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.


Defensive Line

DL | Marcell Dareus | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said Alabama DL Marcell Dareus will be visiting the team prior to the NFL Draft, according to Allen Wilson, of The Buffalo News.

DL | Mario Williams | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans DE Mario Williams (hernia) is healthy after undergoing surgery for two sports hernias, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

DL | Connor Barwin | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB Connor Barwin (ankle) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. He is still rehabbing the broken ankle he suffered during the season.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Muhammad Wilkerson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tennessee Titans are scheduled to meet with Temple DL Muhammad Wilkerson at some point next week, a source told Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network.

DT | Nick Fairley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins invited Auburn DT Nick Fairley to a dinner meeting they were having with Auburn C Ryan Pugh Sunday, March 27, but he decided not to attend, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Linebacker

LB | Martez Wilson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Illinois LB Martez Wilson said the Chicago Bears were one of three teams that interviewed him at the NFL Scouting Combine, reports Neil Hayes, of the Chicago Sun-Times. "If I could, it would be great to play for a team I grew up rooting for," Wilson said. "But no matter who drafts me, I'll be happy."

LB | Akeem Ayers | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets likely will be interested in UCLA LB Akeem Ayers if he is available when they draft in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.

LB | Doug Hogue | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets are scheduled to meet with Syracuse LB Doug Hogue before the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.

LB | Justin Houston | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New York Jets are scheduled to meet with University of Georgia LB Justin Houston before the 2011 NFL Draft, a source told Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.

LB | Von Miller | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills have high opinions of Texas A&M Von Miller and Louisiana State CB Patrick Peterson, reports Peter King, of SI.com.

LB | Aldon Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions are meeting with University of Missouri DE Aldon Smith Monday, March 28, reports Tara Altman, of DetroitLions.com.

LB | DeMeco Ryans | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB DeMeco Ryans (Achilles') is still rehabbing the ruptured Achilles' tendon injury he suffered during the season, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. Ryans is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.


Cornerback

CB | Patrick Peterson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills have high opinions of Texas A&M Von Miller and Louisiana State CB Patrick Peterson, reports Peter King, of SI.com.

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