Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 26, 2011 @ 01:55:06 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jake Locker | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings could consider taking Boston College OT Anthony Castonzo, University of Missouri DE Aldon Smith or University of Washington QB Jake Locker with their first-round draft choice if they are available.

QB | Blaine Gabbert | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said the team recently conducted a private workout with University of Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

QB | Cam Newton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are seriously considering taking a quarterback with their first-round draft choice in the 2011 NFL Draft, reports John Clayton, of ESPN. The Bills would definitely take Auburn QB Cam Newton if he were available but are still deciding if they would take University of Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert or Texas A&M LB Von Miller if Newton were not available.


Running Back

RB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns may decide to use RB Peyton Hillis at fullback at times next season if he is in the same backfield as RB Montario Hardesty during games. Hillis is big enough to serve as a lead blocker during running plays.


Wide Receiver

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) said he has been medically cleared to begin training after undergoing ankle surgery earlier this offseason.


Guard

OG | Orlando Franklin | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
University of Miami OT Orlando Franklin (knee) said during a radio interview that he had to go to Indianapolis to have his knee medically re-checked before the draft, reports Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


Offensive Line

OL | Anthony Castonzo | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings could consider taking Boston College OT Anthony Castonzo, University of Missouri DE Aldon Smith or University of Washington QB Jake Locker with their first-round draft choice if they are available.

OL | Jason Pinkston | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Pittsburgh OT Jason Pinkston said he has had some good meetings with the Denver Broncos and has heard good things from them, reports Bo Marchionte, of NFLDraftBible.com. Pinkston said Broncos head coach John Fox had a good relationship with former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt and offensive line coach Tony Wise.


Defensive Line

DL | Christian Ballard | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Iowa DL Christian Ballard failed a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to sources. Ballard tested positive for marijuana.

DL | Phil Taylor | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Baylor DL Phil Taylor (foot) said he did not have to attend the medical re-check in Indianapolis to have his foot looked at again. He also said a San Francisco 49ers doctor told him that there are no long-term issues with his foot.


Defensive End

DE | Adrian Clayborn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn said he believes he has the skills to play either left defensive end or right defensive end in the NFL, reports Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com. "That's pretty much what I've heard. I know I can and we'll see which team trusts my work and believes that I can," said Clayborn. "I feel I can be a great pass rusher, and I feel I can play left end and take on tight ends and bigger tackles and stuff like that."


Linebacker

LB | Justin Houston | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Georgia LB Justin Houston failed a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to sources. Houston tested positive for marijuana.

LB | Aldon Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Minnesota Vikings could consider taking Boston College OT Anthony Castonzo, University of Missouri DE Aldon Smith or University of Washington QB Jake Locker with their first-round draft choice if they are available.

LB | Justin Durant | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent LB Justin Durant once there is a new collective bargaining agreement.

LB | Von Miller | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Buffalo Bills are seriously considering taking a quarterback with their first-round draft choice in the 2011 NFL Draft, reports John Clayton, of ESPN. The Bills would definitely take Auburn QB Cam Newton if he were available but are still deciding if they would take University of Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert or Texas A&M LB Von Miller if Newton were not available.


Cornerback

CB | Rashad Carmichael | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles conducted a private workout with Virginia Tech CB Rashad Carmichael last week.

CB | Morgan Trent | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Morgan Trent (knee) said the knee injury he suffered that caused him to finish the season on Injured Reserve is completely healed. He has been training in Atlanta since the lockout began.


Free Safety

FS | Chris Culliver | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Detroit Lions have met with South Carolina FS Chris Culliver.

FS | Darren Sharper | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent FS Darren Sharper (knee) said his surgically repaired knee is fully healthy and that it is stronger than it ever was before, reports Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

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