Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 14, 2011 @ 09:23:25 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) will be on the football field Saturday, April 16, throwing passes at the University of Georgia's spring game, reports Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News. According to a release on the school's Web site, Stafford is scheduled to participate in the Legends Quarterback Challenge at halftime of the game.

QB | Billy Volek | San Diego Chargers | Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers likely will not pursue San Diego Chargers impending free-agent QB Billy Volek this offseason as a possible stop gap at quarterback, sources told Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com.


Running Back

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ankle) said on his Twitter page that he is no longer wearing a protective boot on his surgically repaired ankle, reports Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

RB | Jamie Harper | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are scheduled to meet with Clemson RB Jamie Harper this week, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice said he has been working out and practicing on his own while there is a lockout, according to Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun. He has been working with free-agent QB Mike Teel (Bears) on catching passes during the practices.


Wide Receiver

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith still has his Charlotte-area house on the market, although he said he listed the house on the market last June because he and his wife were thinking about adding to their family, reports Joseph Person, of the Charlotte Observer. There was speculation that he wanted out of Charlotte when he put the home up for sale. He is under contract through 2012, but has not publicly demanded a trade.

WR | Jerome Simpson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Jerome Simpson is working out with former Bengals strength and conditioning coach Clif Marshall at a local Cincinnati facility, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer. "I feel like I'm in better shape than I was last year," Simpson said. He is expected to be a more vital cog in the offense in 2011.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Draft
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said he does not expect the team to select a quarterback in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, according to Jack Magruder, of FOXSportsArizona.com. Fitzgerald said he wants the team's first pick to be able to make them make the playoffs.

WR | Jordan Watson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Harding WR Jordan Watson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.70 seconds at his Pro Day, reports Bo Marchionte, of NFLDraftBible.com. He measured a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump, an 11-foot broad jump and completed 11 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Tyron Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions are meeting with Southern California OT Tyron Smith Wednesday, April 13, Tara Altman, of DetroitLions.com.

OT | Nate Solder | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Washington Redskins are meeting with University of Colorado OT Nate Solder Wednesday, April 13, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Guard

OG | Benjamin Ijalana | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills met with Villanova OL Benjamin Ijalana Wednesday, April 13, according to BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.


Defensive End

DE | Greg Romeus | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Miami Dolphins have meet with University of Pittsburgh DL Greg Romeus, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

DE | Jabaal Sheard | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The St. Louis Rams are scheduled to meet with University of Pittsburgh DL Jabaal Sheard this week, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


Linebacker

LB | Jeff Tarpinian | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills met with University of Iowa LB Jeff Tarpinian Tuesday, April 12, according to BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.

LB | Quan Sturdivant | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Kansas City Chiefs are meeting with North Carolina LB Quan Sturdivant Wednesday, April 13, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

LB | Michael Lockley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Green Bay Packers have shown interest in Florida Atlantic LB Michael Lockley, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

LB | Mason Foster | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The New Orleans Saints are scheduled to meet with University of Washington LB Mason Foster Thursday, April 14, a source told NationalFootballPost.com's Aaron Wilson.


Defensive Back

DB | Marcus Gilchrist | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns have worked out Clemson DB Marcus Gilchrist, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Cornerback

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
The New York Jets have not ruled out the possibility of pursuing Oakland Raiders impending free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha once there is a new collective bargaining agreement but that possibility is considered a long shot, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.

CB | Curtis Marsh | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Oakland Raiders have worked out Utah State CB Curtis Marsh, a source told Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com.

CB | Curtis Brown | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Oakland Raiders are scheduled to work out University of Texas CB Curtis Brown Thursday, April 14, a source told Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com.

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