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UNC RB Anthony Elzy visiting Houston Texans this week

North Carolina tailback Anthony Elzy is visiting the Houston Texans this week, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. During the final three games of the season, Elzy rushed for 236 yards and caught 20 passes for 301 yards with Tar Heels quarterback T.J. Yates calling him a "lifesaver." (Rivals.com)

UNC TE Ryan Taylor visiting the Texans today, Packers up next

UNC tight end Ryan Taylor is visiting the Houston Texans today and the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. He has previously worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns. And he has had visits with the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers. He has an upcoming visit with the Seattle Seahawks. (National Football Post)

Baltimore Ravens Looking At Greg Little, Robert Quinn

The Baltimore Ravens held a private workout recently with UNC DE Robert Quinn. Baltimore Beatdown discussed the possibility of the Ravens trading up to grab perhaps the best pure talent in the 2011 NFL Draft, as Quinn is projected to be a top ten pick in most Mock Drafts. Now it also appears that the team is looking at the Tar Heels WR Greg Little. (Baltimore Beatdown)

Waiting game isn't Mike Ingersoll's strongest

Mike Ingersoll knows there's nothing he can do but wait, and be ready if the call comes. Ingersoll could be among the hidden casualties of the NFL's labor impasse - players who aren't drafted but sign as free agents in hopes of making a roster. Without a collective-bargaining agreement, teams are not allowed to sign undrafted rookies, and that could keep an entire class of players from their dream. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC’s Robert Quinn may be within Redskins’ reach

Robert Quinn, who as a sophomore recorded 52 tackles and 11 sacks and impressed both at the NFL scouting combine and at UNC’s pro day, still is believed to be talented enough to pick up where he left off and be an impact player in the NFL whether he’s used as a defensive end or outside linebacker.“People always tell me I’m ready to be the next Julius Peppers or DeMarcus Ware,” Quinn says. (Washington Post)

Q&A with T.J. Yates

T.J. Yates: "I have had workouts with the Chiefs, Bears, Eagles, and I am working out with the Falcons next Wednesday. I also had a lot of great interviews while at the combine. It's really difficult to tell when and where you are going to be drafted. Every team has different needs, and if you're not ranked in the top 5 of quarterbacks you can really go anywhere." (NFL Draft Insider)

Quinn & Williams Withdraw Motions

Former UNC players Robert Quinn and Deunta Williams have withdrawn motions to deny the North Carolina Secretary of State’s office access to their records from UNC’s Athletic Department. In Orange County Civil Superior Court on Monday, both sides reached an agreement about what documents the university would offer for the state’s investigation into athlete agents. (1360 WCHL)

Robert Quinn: ‘My speed off the edge is unmatched’

UNC defensive end Robert Quinn won't be waiting long to hear his name called during the NFL draft. The pass rusher solidified his upper first-round draft status with a blazing 4.57 time in the 40-yard dash at the Tar Heels' Pro Day workout after running a 4.62 at the NFL scouting combine. Plus, the 6-foot-4, 265-pounder also bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times and registered a 10-5 broad jump. (Yahoo! Sports)

Robert Quinn visiting the Bills today

Besides the Buffalo Bills' previously reported visit today with North Carolina linebacker Quan Sturdivant, the team announced that Tar Heels defensive end Robert Quinn is also visiting today. The pass rusher solidified his upper first-round draft status with a blazing 4.57 time in the 40-yard dash at the Tar Heels' Pro Day workout. (Rivals.com)

David Glenn Chats With Deunta Williams, April 2

David Glenn caught up with former UNC football player and NFL prospect Deunta Williams on Glenn’s afternoon radio show. Among the topics they discussed: Williams’ feelings on Butch Davis letting Robert Quinn, Greg Little and Marvin Austin participate in UNC’s pro day this week; why he’ll always wonder what might have been in 2010 without the barrage of suspensions; how his late-season injury impacts what he can show NFL scouts; (ACC Sports Journal)

Ryan Taylor to work out for Cleveland Browns

UNC tight end Ryan Taylor is scheduled to work out for the Cleveland Browns today, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. He has previously worked out for Kansas City Chiefs tight ends coach Bernie Parmalee. A special-teams captain for the Tar Heels, Taylor offers positional versatility because he can play fullback or H-back and is regarded as a physical, aggressive player. (National Football Post)

Greg Little: To play again is 'unbelievable joy'

Back on North Carolina's campus, working on the practice fields with Marvin Austin, Robert Quinn and others before NFL scouts Thursday, Greg Little grew nostalgic. "It was kind of like the scouts weren't here and it was just us here again for our own organized team workouts," Little said. "We just enjoyed being together again. It felt good." (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC RB Johnny White embraces good all-around label

No one will confuse Johnny White with the last star running back to come out of North Carolina. Then again, few backs possess the speed of Willie Parker, a blinding enough runner to simply earn the nickname "Fast." But that shouldn't worry White one bit, because unlike Parker, he will be drafted – and offer some team a lot more than a ball-toting track star. (Sporting News)

UNC defense loaded with potential draft sleepers

Outside linebacker Bruce Carter (torn left ACL on Nov. 20) and safety Deunta Williams (fractured right fibula on Dec. 30) are both doing their best to recover from surgery. That has changed their status from potential early round picks to mid- to late-round sleepers. Both players are on track to be ready for training camp in a lockout-shortened off-season. (Sporting News)

Robert Quinn has 'Lights Out' pro day

The lights were on for North Carolina's pro day, thanks to cold, overcast conditions looming at the practice field down the hill from Kenan Stadium. But the 150-plus NFL team representatives in attendance Thursday really didn't need the extra illumination, considering how brightly Robert Quinn shined during his workout. (Sporting News)

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