NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on July 24, 2009 @ 19:08:19 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Josh McCown | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, reports he continues to hear the starting quarterback job for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is QB Josh McCown's to lose entering training camp.

QB | Michael Vick | Free Agent | Free Agency News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said even if free-agent QB Michael Vick (Falcons) is available, the Cowboys do not have any plans to sign him.

QB | Nate Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
SF49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have signed fifth-round draft choice QB Nate Davis to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

QB | Brett Favre | Free Agent | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Bus Cook, agent for free-agent QB Brett Favre (Jets), told ESPN's Rachel Nichols that Favre is not ready to decide on his future at this time. Cook said he talked with Favre at length Friday, July 24. Cook said a decision could be made at the beginning or middle of next week.


Running Back

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, reports the Carolina Panthers will likely split their rushing attempts between RBs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart in 2009 much like they did during the 2008 season.

RB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, reports The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will probably only use RB Earnest Graham at fullback in an emergency situation.

RB | Glen Coffee | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers rookie WR Michael Crabtree remains unsigned, as does rookie RB Glen Coffee.

RB | Rashad Jennings | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the Jacksonville Jaguars have officially signed rookie RB Rashad Jennings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew, through his Twitter page, said he has been running a bunch of hills and stretching. He noted his weight is at 210 pounds now.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Bob Brookover, of The Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (ankle) is ahead of schedule in his rehab, and the team expects him to be ready for their season opener Sept. 13. "We're very optimistic about Westbrook," team president Joe Banner said. "He's doing great. He's ahead of schedule, but we're still going to be very conservative with him."

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Bob Brookover, of The Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles RBs Lorenzo Booker, LeSean McCoy and Kyle Eckel will receive the majority of work at running back during training camp with RB Brian Westbrook (ankle) recovering from ankle surgery. FB Leonard Weaver is also viewed as a contributor at running back.


Wide Receiver

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers rookie WR Michael Crabtree remains unsigned, as does rookie RB Glen Coffee.

WR | Terrell Owens | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills WR Terrell Owens reported to the team during the evening Friday, July 24. Owens will be on the practice field with his teammates when training camp begins Saturday, July 25.

WR | Drew Bennett | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agency News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports on his Twitter page that the Baltimore Ravens have signed unrestricted free-agent WR Drew Bennett (Rams) to a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum, according to a team source.

WR | Joe Horn | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Updating a previous report, Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had internal discussions about the possibility of signing unrestricted free-agent WR Joe Horn (Falcons).

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe needs to elevate his game this year by focusing better so he doesn't drop as many passes as he did a year ago. The Chiefs are going to look for Bowe to step up and be the go-to receiver for new QB Matt Cassel.

WR | Ronald Curry | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
Jim Thomas, of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports one veteran NFL personnel man, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said St. Louis Rams WR Ronald Curry has lost a step. However, the source noted Curry is still capable of being more than just a possession receiver. Curry, who must pass a physical with the Rams before his trade is completed, brings much needed size and experience to the Rams.


Linebacker

LB | Matt Wilhelm | Free Agent | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers have announced they have released LB Matt Wilhelm.


Cornerback

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tim MacMahon, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys CBs Orlando Scandrick and Mike Jenkins should provide one of the best positional battles during training camp. Jenkins claims he is the starter entering training camp. Regardless of who wins the starting job, both corners are expected to see a lot of playing time this season.

CB | Sean Smith | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
Ethan J. Skolnick, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with second-round draft choice CB Sean Smith on a four-year deal, according to his agent's Twitter page. Financial terms were not disclosed.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a new five-year deal with CB Antoine Winfield worth $36 million, according to a source. The deal includes $16.1 million in guaranteed money.

CB | Adam Jones | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Terry McCormick, of the Nashville City Paper, reports Worrick Robinson, agent for unrestricted free-agent CB Adam Jones (Cowboys) said he has been in contact with a few teams that want to wait and see whether or not to bring Jones in for a look. Jones has not had any talks with teams in the UFL.


Strong Safety

SS | William Moore | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the Atlanta Falcons have signed second-round draft choice FS William Moore. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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