Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 22, 2011 @ 10:26:03 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jake Locker | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Tennessee Titans may decide to take University of Washington QB Jake Locker with their first-round draft choice if they believe he can be their franchise quarterback, reports ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky. The Titans could lose their opportunity to take Locker if they decide to trade down in the first round because there are other teams looking to take a quarterback.

QB | Cam Newton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals could consider selecting Auburn QB Cam Newton if he is available when they pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

QB | Christian Ponder | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills could be targeting Florida State QB Christian Ponder with their second-round selection in the NFL Draft, according to Joe Buscaglia, of WGR Sports Radio 550. Former WR Andre Reed, who will announce the team's pick live during the draft, tweeted Ponder Thursday, April 21, telling him he was looking forward to calling his name come draft day. Reed deleted his tweet shortly after typing it.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Draft
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak reiterated Thursday, April 21, that the team and QB Vince Young will part ways, no matter what happens in the NFL Draft, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. "That was a decision made months ago and nothing that is going to happen personnel-wise, or how the draft goes, is going to change that," Munchak said. "It wasn't just a Jeff Fisher decision - I think people kind of have that feeling because it happened back then we could change our decision."

QB | Chad Pennington | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins QB Chad Pennington (knee) said Dr. James Andrews told him that he has a chance to play football again in four months, which would mean a return in August or September, reports Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Pennington said he is not sure if that is an optimistic timetable but is working to accomplish it. He has a brace on his knee but is able to walk without any crutches. He said his rehab should not be very challenging because it was a clean tear.


Running Back

RB | Allen Bradford | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Southern California RB Allen Bradford has met with the Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

RB | Brian Maddox | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles conducted a private workout with South Carolina RB Brian Maddox Thursday, April 21, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NarionalFootballPost.com.


Wide Receiver

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Draft
The Tennessee Titans have no intentions of altering their NFL Draft plans because of WR Kenny Britt's legal situation, which involves his arrest on a felony charge of eluding an officer, lying to an officer hindering apprehension and obstructing governmental function, according to Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. "That wouldn't change anything," head coach Mike Munchak said of Britt's arrest. "That kind of stuff is unfortunate and disappointing, but it's not going to change what our thinking is going into the draft. We know we need competition in that room like a couple of other rooms, but that won't change or alter what we do in that in any way."

WR | Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said WR Arrelious Benn (knee), DT Brian Price (pelvis), CB Aqib Talib (hip) and FS Cody Grimm (ankle) are expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com.

WR | Jerrel Jernigan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Indianapolis Colts have shown steady interest in Troy WR Jerrel Jernigan during the pre-draft process, reports Mike Chappell, of The Indianapolis Star.


Tight End

TE | Preston Dial | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Alabama TE Preston Dial (hernia) has been drawing a solid amount of interest from NFL teams as he continues to recover from a sports hernia, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. He has received the most attention from the Miami Dolphins, including head coach Tony Sparano and general manager Jeff Ireland. Other teams that have displayed interest in Dial includes: the Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks.

TE | Brett Brackett | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Jacksonville Jaguars have met with Penn State TE Brett Brackett, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Defensive Line

DL | Da'Quan Bowers | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team understands that Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers (knee) is not 100 percent but is not worried about his long-term health, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

DL | Dequin Evans | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns worked out University of Kentucky DL Dequin Evans Thursday, April 21, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

DL | Phil Taylor | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
New York Jets vice president of scouting Joey Clinkscales said Baylor DL Phil Taylor (foot) probably has some issues with his foot but does not believe they will be long-term issues, reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News.

DL | Corbin Bryant | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers have met with Northwestern DL Corbin Bryant, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NarionalFootballPost.com.

DL | Brian Price | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said WR Arrelious Benn (knee), DT Brian Price (pelvis), CB Aqib Talib (hip) and FS Cody Grimm (ankle) are expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com.

DL | Gerald McCoy | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said DL Gerald McCoy (biceps) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com.


Defensive Back

DB | Quinton Carter | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Denver Broncos have met with University of Oklahoma S Quinton Carter, according to Jeff Legwold, of The Denver Post.

DB | Da'Norris Searcy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Denver Broncos have met with North Carolina S Da'Norris Searcy, according to Jeff Legwold, of The Denver Post.


Cornerback

CB | Patrick Peterson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said he has never seen the combination of size and speed in a defensive back that Louisiana State CB Patrick Peterson will bring to a team, reports The Denver Post's Jeff Legwold.

CB | Jimmy Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Thursday, April 21, that the character issues of Colorado CB Jimmy Smith will not keep him off of the team's NFL Draft board, reports Chris McCosky, of The Detroit News. Smith has been red-flagged for four failed drug tests while at the University of Colorado. "There is a threshold you can fall beyond where we would not consider a player," Mayhew said. "A failed drug test is a cause for concern, but it doesn't knock you out of the running to be drafted."

CB | Aqib Talib | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Draft
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said CB Aqib Talib's off the field troubles will not affect the team's plan during the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com.


Free Safety

FS | Cody Grimm | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said WR Arrelious Benn (knee), DT Brian Price (pelvis), CB Aqib Talib (hip) and FS Cody Grimm (ankle) are expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com.

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