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Louisville senior RB Michael Dyer (quadriceps) is considered questionable for the season opener on Sept. 1 against Miami.

"He still has some swelling in there," Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said Monday. It was assumed that Dyer would progress quickly enough that he wouldn't have to miss any game time, but Petrino said the running back has not healed as expected. Dyer (5-foot-9, 214 pounds) missed practice every day last week. True freshman L.J. Scott (6-foot, 228 pounds) will back up senior starter Dominique Brown if Dyer can't go on Monday.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 26 - 9:32 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker is graded as Todd McShay's No. 2 receiver prospect.

McShay's rankings were published before the announcement that Parker would miss 6-8 weeks due to a broken bone in his left foot. "Parker's size-speed combo is above average, although not outstanding, but he's fast enough to run under the deep ball and is dangerous after the catch, including the ability to slip tackles and pick up yards after contact," McShay wrote. "He has good separation skills, setting up defenders with footwork and head fakes and locating and exploiting openings in zone looks. His ball skills are just average, as he drops a lot of catchable passes and isn't great on 50-50 balls, but he can pluck the ball out of the air and make over-the-shoulder catches." Like McShay, Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranked Parker second, comparing him to Hakeem Nicks. The Cardinals hope Parker can return in early October, as they face a beastly early schedule that includes Miami, Virginia and Clemson during their first seven contests.
Aug 25 - 9:00 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker will miss the next 6-8 weeks due to a broken bone in his left foot.

Parker will have surgery in North Carolina. The senior is easily Louisville's best offensive threat and possible the best in the country at winning at the catch point. In fact, of the 12 receivers he evaluated during the preseason, Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranked Parker second and compared him to Hakeem Nicks. Louisville faces the likes of Miami, Virginia and Clemson during their first seven contests.
Aug 25 - 1:45 PM

Louisville HC Bobby Petrino officially named redshirt sophomore Will Gardner the school's starting QB.

"I thought Will had an outstanding fall camp. He demonstrated good decision-making and executed our offense," Petrino said. Gardner will be picking up where Teddy Bridgewater left off, but the most important piece of news should be coming Monday afternoon when Petrino updates receiver DeVante Parker's injury status.
Aug 25 - 10:13 AM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker is not expect to play in the school's season opener after injuring his left foot, according to WDRB in Kentucky.

The Cardinals open against Miami. Parker visited Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte on Sunday, and head coach Bobby Petrino is expected to comment on the injury on Monday. Parker is an outstanding talent who consistently wins at the catch point. Rotoworld's Josh Norris pegged him with a preseason first-round grade.
Source: WDRB
Aug 24 - 5:32 PM

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said "I hope so" when asked if senior RB Michael Dyer (quadriceps) will be ready for the opener.

The Cardinals open the season on Sept. 1 against Miami. Petrino continues to consider Dyer "day-to-day." With star receiver DeVante Parker also potentially on the shelf with a foot injury, a Louisville offense trying to replace Teddy Bridgewater is suddenly looking a little shaky. Dyer ranked 20th in the nation as a sophomore with 1,242 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2011 as a member of Auburn. The Cardinals' amazing backfield depth is illustrated by the fact that Dyer is Dominique Brown's backup.
Aug 23 - 9:41 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker injured his left foot in practice on Friday.

Details about the injury are sparse at the moment, and the school doesn't figure to update Parker's status until after he returns from a consultation with Dr. Bob Anderson, an ankle/foot injury expert. "I appreciate all the love," Parker tweeted late Friday night. "I'm fine." We hope he's right, but athletes aren't sent to Anderson for non-serious injuries. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound is one of the nation's best wideout prospects. With a 4.39 forty, a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, an 80-inch wingspan, and a ridiculous catch radius, Parker is considered by many to be a future first-rounder. "He's really special," coach Bobby Petrino said of Parker at ACC media day in late July. "He has a combination of size and strength. He can really control his body and make different catches in the air. The thing that excites me as much as anything is his ability to run after the catch. He's a special talent."
Aug 23 - 4:48 PM

Louisville senior RB Michael Dyer is considered day-to-day with a thigh contusion.

The injury occurred during the team's scrimmage. Head coach Booby Petrino was hopeful that Dyer would be able to play in the school's season opener against Miami. Currently the former Auburn runner is Dominique Brown's backup.
Aug 20 - 1:25 PM

There is "significant friction" between Louisville HC Bobby Petrino and DC Todd Grantham, according to sources close to SI's Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel.

"The two have feuded often since Grantham’s hiring in January," the duo reports. "So much that one source insists Petrino would have already gotten rid of Grantham if not for his guaranteed five-year contract that pays him nearly $1 million annually." Grantham left Georgia for the Louisville job. The defensive coordinator always had great talent with the Bulldogs, but we do not believe he always used it correctly and effectively. Petrino has a history of being difficult, however.
Aug 19 - 10:20 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline expects Louisville redshirt junior OT Ryan Mack to make "a big move up draft boards" this season.

"While [fellow Cardinals' OT Jamon] Brown gets most of the love in the scouting community I fully expect Louisville right tackle Ryan Mack to make a big move up draft boards," Pauline wrote. "The junior offers terrific size, run blocking skill and underrated athleticism." Mack started 12 games at right tackle last year, contributing to a high-powered attack which averaged 35.2 points per game and 460.8 yards per game.
Aug 8 - 2:01 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline assesses Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker as a Rds. 2-3 prospect.

Parker checks in as Pauline's highest-rated preseason AAC prospect. "Parker is a large, smooth pass catcher with dependable hands," Pauline wrote. "He’s not field stretcher but a competent possession wide out who can line-up in a variety of offensive sets." The 6-foot-3, 208-pound wideout has a 4.39 forty, a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, and an 80-inch wingspan. We love his catch radius. Parker collected 55 catches for 885 yards and 12 TDs last season.
Aug 8 - 12:26 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline calls Louisville senior edge rusher Lorenzo Mauldin a "sleeper."

Mauldin is moving from DE to OLB as Louisville shifts to a 3-4 defensive alignment under new defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. "The athletic defender is a terrific pass rusher who moves well in every direction, rushing the passer or pursuing the action," Pauline wrote. "I grade him as a 4th round prospect while scouts think he’s more later rounds. Don’t be surprised if big year pushes Mauldin into the top 120 selections." The 6-foot-4, 243-pound Mauldin earned All-AAC second-team honors by recording 9.5 sacks while playing across from first-rounder Marcus Smith last year.
Aug 8 - 11:30 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline thinks Louisville senior OT Jamon Brown must transition to guard in the NFL.

Brown earned All-AAC first-team honors last year, his first campaign manning the left side. "I like offensive lineman Jamon Brown and said as much last summer," he wrote. "Unlike scouts I believe he projects to guard at the next level rather than offensive tackle. This is based off Brown’s size, body type and style." The massive, 6-foot-5, 350-pound Brown can move mountains but has slow feet. Pauline is not alone in projecting him to kick inside in the NFL. CBS Sports' Derek Stephens wrote the same thing last month, noting that Brown is restricted by "limited movement skills."
Aug 8 - 11:17 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline graded Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker as a preseason Rds. 2-3 prospect.

Parker is Pauline's highest-rated AAC prospect. Still, this grade is relatively light in comparison to industry perception, which is closer to Rds. 1-2. Parker's quickness off the ball is only average, as is his straight-line speed, but he has great size (6-foot-3, 208 pounds), an outstanding catch radius, long arms, soft hands, outstanding leaping ability and great body control and agility. He collected 55 catches for 885 yards and 12 TDs last season.
Aug 1 - 2:15 AM

Louisville's DeVante Parker and Eli Rogers were named the AAC's best receiving duo by NFL.com.

"There is a noticeable lack of proven No. 2 receivers in the ACC this season, but Rogers looks best-positioned to make the move from No. 3 to No. 2. Parker (6-foot-3, 208 pounds), a senior, should thrive in new coach Bobby Petrino's offense; (Parker is a great athlete), and a huge weapon in the red zone because of his size and leaping ability," the website noted. "Rogers (5-10, 181), also a senior, has caught 131 passes, with nine TDs, in the past three seasons, catching 41, 46 and 44 passes. In this offense, catching 60-plus passes should be expected of him this fall." Parker caught 55 passes for 885 yards and 12 TDs last year. We love his catch radius, and believe he has Round 1 upside, and a Day 2 floor.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 30 - 9:49 PM


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