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Legedu Naanee | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Boise State
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Free agent WRs Legedu Naanee and Seyi Ajirotutu will try out for the Browns this week.
They're participating in the Browns' voluntary workouts on a tryout basis. Both played for new Browns OC Norv Turner in San Diego. Naanee and Ajirotutu combined for just 196 snaps on offense last season, and are longshots to earn roster spots. Tue, Apr 16, 2013 01:16:00 PM

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Patriots worked out free agent WR Legedu Naanee on Tuesday.

The work out reportedly went well, but no contract offer is forthcoming. Naanee will always look like an intriguing size/speed prospect in workouts, but his football skills and instincts are found wanting once the tape is turned on.
Tue, Oct 9, 2012 02:40:00 PM

Dolphins released WR Legedu Naanee and DL Andre Fluellen and waived/injured LB Mike Rivera.

Naanee was hyped incessantly by one beat writer throughout training camp, but he's been arguably the least productive receiver in the NFL on a per-snap basis the past two seasons. He was targeted on a pair of Ryan Tannehill interceptions in Week 1 and produced a comical fumble at Arizona last week. Naanee simply isn't skilled enough to be an asset at wide receiver. Fluellen's release suggests DT Tony McDaniel (leg) is now healthy.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012 03:57:00 PM

Legedu Naanee played just 27 snaps in the Dolphins' Week 1 loss to the Texans.

Naanee isn't long for the starting gig and he knows it. "I haven't really been on the same page, in the flow of the game, really," Naanee said. "It's pretty evident that I need to make plays." Davone Bess and Brian Hartline are the top-two wideouts in Miami right now.
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 10:33:00 AM

Legedu Naanee was the Dolphins' Week 1 starter at split end, but was targeted just twice and secured neither.

Both of his targets were intercepted by Texans defenders. Naanee has long been and remains off the radar in fantasy leagues, and he's not helping his rookie quarterback's cause, either.
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 05:57:00 PM

Legedu Naanee secured just one of his five targets in the Dolphins' third preseason game Friday night, gaining eight yards.

We've seen Naanee talked up by one South Florida media outlet in particular, but he's long been a thoroughly ineffective NFL receiver in actual games, and this preseason has been no different. The journeyman-caliber wideout has two catches for 20 yards on seven targets through three exhibition contests. The Dolphins aren't exactly setting up rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill for success.
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 12:08:00 AM

Legedu Naanee is listed as a starting wideout on the Dolphins' first preseason depth chart.

Chad Johnson and Davone Bess are the listed as the other starters. It's not a surprise considering Brian Hartline (appendectomy, calf) has missed virtually all of the offseason program and training camp. Naanee, whose best asset is blocking, shouldn't be on fantasy owners' radar even if Hartline continues to sit.
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 12:24:00 PM

Legedu Naanee enters camp among the Dolphins' top-four wideouts.

Per the Miami Herald, Brian Hartline, Davone Bess, Chad Ochocinco and Naanee are on top of the depth chart for now. That leaves the likes of Roberto Wallace, Marlon Moore, Julius Pruitt and Clyde Gates battling for one or two roster spots. New head coach Joe Philbin reportedly "really likes" Naanee, but fantasy owners should be really low on the possession receiver/blocker.
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 09:04:00 AM

Dolphins WR Legedu Naanee is fully recovered from the broken foot that ended his season in late December.

Naanee participated in the Dolphins' workouts on Tuesday. He's not expected to play a major role in Joe Philbin's offense this season.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 06:49:00 PM

Dolphins signed WR Legedu Naanee, formerly of the Panthers, to a one-year contract.

Signed by Carolina last August after he was allowed to walk by the Chargers, Naanee caught a career-high 44 passes for 467 yards and a touchdown but lost his starting job to Brandon LaFell down the stretch. A far better blocker than receiver, Naanee brings a slot/possession skill set to a team that already has Brian Hartline and Davone Bess. Five months shy of his 29th birthday, Naanee will do little or nothing to remedy one of the league's worst receiver corps, and is off the radar in fantasy football leagues.
Source: Scout.com
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 08:11:00 AM

The Dolphins hosted WR Legedu Naanee for a free agent visit on Monday.

Naanee was one of the least effective starting receivers in football last season with Carolina, eventually losing his job to Brandon LaFell. He'd add no more than a veteran, possession-type presence to a poor Miami receiver corps.
Mon, Apr 16, 2012 06:09:00 PM

The Charlotte Observer doesn't expect the Panthers to make re-signing free agent Legedu Naanee more than a "medium" priority.

Naanee caught a career high 44 passes for 467 yards during his first year in Carolina, but did little to disprove the notion that he's a better blocker than receiver. He graded out as one of the league's worst pass catchers by Pro Football Focus. Wherever he ends up, it will be on the cheap.
Mon, Feb 13, 2012 11:12:00 AM

Panthers placed WR Legedu Naanee (broken foot) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Naanee is the 18th Panthers player to go on I.R. this year, a franchise record. Appreciated more for his blocking ability than receiving, Naanee finishes the season with a career-high 44 receptions, 467 yards, and one touchdown. He's a free agent in 2012.
Fri, Dec 30, 2011 01:25:00 PM

Panthers WR Legedu Naanee has been diagnosed with a broken foot, and is out for Week 17.

Naanee broke a "small bone" in Saturday's win. Although he'll be unable to play in Week 17, the Charlotte Observer does not expect Naanee to be sent to injured reserve. Dueling with Brandon LaFell for the Panthers' No. 2 receiver job all year, Naanee will finish with 44 catches for 467 yards. Although both totals are new career highs, they are disappointing for a player receiving the snaps Naanee did in an offense that took a giant step forward. He lacks big-play ability, and is unlikely to be a starter in 2012.
Mon, Dec 26, 2011 12:24:00 PM

Panthers WR Legedu Naanee left Saturday’s game with a foot injury and did not return.

Naanee had two catches for 12 yards prior to the injury. Armanti Edwards replaces him in the lineup.
Sat, Dec 24, 2011 03:42:00 PM

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2Josh Freeman
3B.J. Coleman
4Dominique Davis
5John Skelton
6Tim Tebow
7Josh Portis
8Vince Young
9Kevin Kolb
10David Carr
11Pat White
12Jerrod Johnson
13Adam Weber
14Nate Enderle
15John Parker Wilson
16Nick Stephens
17Tommy Rees
18Ryan Katz
19Colby Cameron
20Kyle Padron
21James Vandenberg
22Mike Hermann
23Nathan Stanley
24Dalton Williams
25Matt Brown
26Caleb TerBush
27Tim Jenkins
28Dayne Crist
29Brett Smith
30Jordan Rodgers
31Alex Carder
32Keith Price
33Collin Klein
34Rusty Smith
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Jamie Harper
8Isaac Redman
9Terrance Ganaway
10Zach Brown
11Brandon Saine
12D.J. Harper
13Tim Cornett
14Lance Ball
15Jordan Roberts
16Orwin Smith
17Armond Smith
18Jawan Jamison
19Stefphon Jefferson
20Deonte Williams
21Bradley Randle
22Quentin Hines
23De'Leon Eskridge
24Javarris James
25Darren Evans
26Delone Carter
27Anthony Allen
28Damien Berry
29Richard Murphy
30William Powell
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Brad Smelley
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Eric Kettani
12Owen Schmitt
13Quinn Johnson
14Ben Bartholomew
15Braden Wilson
16Devonte Campbell
17Ryan D'Imperio
18Alex Debniak
19Ryan Roberson
20Jonathan Amosa
21Rupert Bryan
22Eddie Williams
23Jon Hoese
24Ben Guidugli
25Nate Eachus
26Jourdan Brooks
27Brock Bolen
WR11Santonio Holmes
2Laurent Robinson
3Titus Young
4Jabar Gaffney
5Kevin Hardy
6Keenan Davis
7Taulib Ikharo
8Greg Childs
9Brian Tyms
10Lance Lewis
11Lamont Bryant
12Ben Obomanu
13Devery Henderson
14Richard Goodman
15Johnathan Haggerty
16Emmanuel Arceneaux
17Matt Willis
18Brett Swain
19Chaz Schilens
20Ramses Barden
21Charly Martin
22Jeremy Kelley
23Sederrick Cunningham
24Zach Rogers
25Nicholas Johnson
26Jordan White
27Robby Toma
28Carlin Isles
29Marcus Jackson
30Roy Roundtree
31Erik Highsmith
32Chip Reeves
33Terrell Sinkfield
34Jheranie Boyd
35Eric Rogers
36Rashaad Carter
37Demetrius Fields
38Scott Pillar
39Diondre Borel
40Greg Orton
41Bert Reed
42Brandon Carswell
43Joseph Anderson
44Cole McKenzie
45Jamal Miles
46Rashad Evans
47Sam McGuffie
48Tyrone Goard
49Julius Pruitt
50Mardy Gilyard
51Chastin West
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Kerry Meier
4Chad Hall
5Donald Jones
6Jordan Shipley
7Steve Breaston
8Earl Bennett
9Mohamed Massaquoi
10Donte' Stallworth
11Brandon Banks
12Raymond Radway
13Chris Givens
14Darius Hanks
15Aaron Mellette
16Robert Gill
17David Douglas
18Dominique Croom
19Brandon Collins
20Tray Session
21Martel Moore
22Nicholas Edwards
23Jeff Fuller
24Michael Jenkins
25Devin Aromashodu
26Jarett Dillard
27David Ball
28Duke Calhoun
29Tim Toone
30Terrence Austin
31Roberto Wallace
32Bobby Sewall
33Early Doucet
34Deon Butler
35Patrick Crayton
36Perez Ashford
37Rodrick Rumble
38Andrew DePaola
39Jason Thompson
40Omarius Hines
41Andy Cruse
42Anthony Amos
43R.J. Webb
44Andrew Helmick
45Alex Neutz
46Jordan Harris
47Dale Moss
48Devin Goda
49Brandon Kaufman
50Reggie Dunn
51Jerry Johnson
52Jared Green
53Michael Calvin
54Taveon Rogers
55David Gilreath
56Ronald Johnson
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Kevin Boss
6Aaron Hernandez
7Adam Nissley
8Danny Noble
9Jamie Childers
10Andrew Szczerba
11Steve Watson
12Fendi Onobun
13Tommy Gallarda
14Daniel Graham
15Billy Bajema
16Joel Dreessen
17Visanthe Shiancoe
18Konrad Reuland
19Dedrick Epps
20Colin Cloherty
21Dominique Curry
22Tom Crabtree
23Brody Eldridge
24Dan Gronkowski
25Martin Rucker
26Richard Quinn
27Matt Furstenburg
28Ben Cotton
29David Rolf
30Nelson Rosario
31Joe Sawyer
32Hayden Smith
33Dominique Jones
34Matt Veldman
35Tim Biere
36Evan Landi
37Taylor Cook
38Travis Tannahill
39Chase Clement
40Joe Don Duncan
41David Wright
42Jake O'Connell
43Travis Beckum
44Evan Moore
45Jamie McCoy
46Alex Silvestro
47Cameron Graham
48Isaiah Stanback
K1Rob Bironas
2Garrett Hartley
3Matt Szymanski
4Brandon Bogotay
5Havard Rugland
6Austin Signor
7Morgan Lineberry
8Brett Baer
9Brett Maher
10Jose Maltos
11Adam Yates
12Zach Ramirez
13John Potter