Former Colts wide receiver John Standeford, offensive tackle Joe Lobdell and defensive end Bo Schobel all had opportunities to workout for prospective teams late last week as clubs continue to fine-tune their rosters early in the NFL season. Meanwhile, the New York Jets became the third team to express some interest in former Colts running back DeDe Dorsey, who is recovering from a minor turf toe injury.
Standeford was one of four receivers the Atlanta Falcons worked out on Thursday along with former Bears rookie Drisan James, Maurice Mann (Browns) and Courtney Roby (Titans).
Standeford, a 6-foot-4, 206-pound sure-handed receiver showed progress in each of his three seasons as a member of the practice squad in Indianapolis. He was called up to the team's 53-man roster last December, but was only on the gameday active roster for one game and didn't see any action.
|Bo Schobel sacks Trent Green|
Defensive end Bo Schobel worked out for the Buffalo Bills, which would give him an opportunity to play on the same team with his cousin, Aaron, if he lands the job. Schobel was competing against four other defensive ends during his tryout, including Dave Ball (Carolina), Brandon Green (Seattle), Kevin Huntley (Raiders), Julian Jenkins (Tampa Bay), and Bill Swancutt (Baltimore).Originally a fourth-round pick by the Tennessee Titans back in 2004, Schobel played just one season in Indianapolis before being released this year. He made 21 tackles and was credited with 0.5 sacks last season in a reserve role.
Rookie Joe Lobdell was one of two offensive tackles, along with former Steelers rookie Jason Capizzi, who worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs. Lobdell was initially added to the Colts practice squad following the final roster cuts but was released last week.
Running back DeDe Dorsey, who took an injury settlement from Indianapolis last week rather than spending a year on injured reserve, continues to field calls from interested NFL teams. As reported last week at Scout.com, Dorsey had heard from the Bengals and the Texans just days after he was released. Now the Jets have made an inquiry about him as well.
Dorsey injured his toe in his final preseason game against the Bengals, but told us last week that his doctor expected him to be running again in two weeks or less. The second-year running back saw action last year as a member of the Colts' special teams during his rookie season, but was an outstanding collegiate talent who had a strong preseason during his rookie camp with the Bengals.
Following up on a previous report at ColtPower.com, former Colts kicker Shane Andrus hasn't heard yet if he'll be getting an opportunity to be added to the Chiefs practice squad or roster. The team had indicated that they wanted to see how their rookie kicker, Jason Medlock out of UCLA, did in a regular season game after a rocky preseason.
The rookie hit one of two field goals, missing a 30-yarder while converting a 27-yard effort in a loss to the Texans, which may have reinforced the team's concerns. Andrus worked out for the Chiefs early last week.