Two Stanford players who considered jumping to the NFL have opted for another year in college, but the status of three other draft candidates remains uncertain.

Defensive end Henry Anderson and linebacker A.J. Tarpley will return for their senior seasons, according to coach David Shaw.

Left guard David Yankey, right tackle Cameron Fleming and safety Ed Reynolds continue to evaluate their options.

The deadline for players to declare for the draft is Jan. 15.

"They could take it to the last day,'' Shaw said Thursday.

Yankey is expected to turn pro. The All-American is a senior academically and athletically but eligible for an extra year because of an injury early in his career.

Reynolds and Fleming are both redshirt juniors.

Reynolds stood with the outgoing seniors at Stanford's end-of-season banquet but later said that decision wasn't necessarily an indication that he was turning pro

  • Shaw said receiver Ty Montgomery, who injured his left knee in the Rose Bowl, does not need surgery.

    Montgomery is expected to be healthy for the first session of spring practice (Feb. 24) but probably won't go full speed until the second session begins in late March.