NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on August 7, 2009 @ 18:36:20 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Matt Dollinger, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning said he likes working out with pads on at times during training camp. He said working with pads allows him to work on his timing, too, as the timing changes when he has DEs Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis coming at him full speed from the outside. He believes working against those two pass rushers gives him a better sense of how quickly he needs to get rid of the football while in the pocket.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Will Flaherty, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub had a rough day of practice Friday, Aug. 7, throwing two interceptions and having some others knocked down.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson (knee) and QB Sage Rosenfels shared reps with the first-team offense during morning practice Friday, Aug. 7.

QB | Derek Anderson | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Pat Kirwan, of NFL.com, reports Cleveland Browns QB Brady Quinn had the early lead in training camp for the starting job, but QB Derek Anderson has been coming on in the past three days, according to one member of the front office personnel.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
Dennis Waszak Jr., of The Associated Press reports New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez outperformed QB Kellen Clemens during the team's scrimmage Thursday, Aug. 6, possibly giving a slight edge in the team's quarterback competition. Head coach Rex Ryan said, "I wanted to see poise. I also wanted to see the accuracy that he showed. He really did show up." Sanchez was 9-for-15, including four dropped passes, for 70 yards while running the first- and second-team offenses. Clemens was 5-for-7 for 26 yards.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports Oakland Raiders QB Jeff Garcia (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 6.

QB | Michael Vick | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Jason Wilde, of the Wisconsin State Journal, reports Green Bay Packers have had legitimate discussions about the possibility of signing unrestricted free-agent QB Michael Vick (Falcons), according to sources.

QB | Kurt Warner | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (hip) insisted he would have no problem playing when his hip pain was brought up during his press conference, but admitted he was about "85 percent."

QB | Marc Bulger | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger said he is still trying to learn the team's new offense because it is tough for him to stop doing some of the things the previous offense asked him to do. "I'm still not there yet. I still hear my old coach's voice, [former NFL head coach Mike Martz], you know, with certain plays that are named differently but I just go back to that. I'm getting to the point now where I can get a mental picture in my mind when I hear West Coast terms," Bulger said.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell wasn't as sharp during full team drills Tuesday, Aug. 4, as he was in 7-on-7 drills, but there were times he threw the football very well. He has looked better than any time during the offseason, and has been more consistent than at any time during last year's training camp.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPNews reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (knee) said he wouldn't be unhappy if he was allowed to play in all of the team's preseason games.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Jason Cole, of Yahoo! Sports, reports Arizona Cardinals backup QB Matt Leinart isn't worried about having to compete for his job with the team during training camp. "Everybody has to compete for a job out there," Leinart said. "I'm going to keep doing my thing." Leinart said. Leinart is competing for the No. 2 job behind starting QB Kurt Warner with QB Brian St. Pierre. The team promised St. Pierre a chance to compete with Leinart for the No. 2 role when he was re-signed earlier this year. Leinart, according to sources, needs to improve his game and show better mental toughness. Just a year ago, Leinart was the team's No. 1 quarterback entering training camp.

QB | Luke McCown | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
According to sources close to the situation, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Luke McCown may win the team's starting job by default. While he has looked better on the field, the team's other quarterbacks - Byron Leftwich and rookie Josh Freeman - have failed to step up. Leftwich has been struggling to make his reads on the field and doesn't appear to be running the offense well.

QB | Shaun Hill | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers QB Shaun Hill has completed 76.5 percent of his passes (39-for-51) during 11-on-11 drills in the first six practices, while QB Alex D. Smith has completed 75.5 percent of his passes (40-for-53) during those drills.


Running Back

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Tim Sullivan, of The San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson has been pushing head coach Norv Turner to add some plays that have both Tomlinson and backup RB Darren Sproles in the backfield at the same time. Tomlinson said Turner always says they are working on it, but they have yet to see it happen. Turner said the problem with such a formation is that it requires one of the two backs to work as a lead blocker at times. While Turner noted Tomlinson is an outstanding blocker, he doesn't see a scenario where he would design offensive plays that feature Tomlinson in that role. Turner went on to basically say blocking isn't something Sproles does. Tomlinson believes the addition would create mismatches the team could exploit.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Jeff Legwold, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos RB LaMont Jordan, according to the Las Vegas Sun, is being sued by the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas to recover $20,000 in gambling debts.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno's five-year contract is for $23 million with a guarantee of nearly $13 million. Moreno expected to participate in his first training camp workout Sunday, Aug. 9. It is uncertain if he'll be ready to play in the team's first preseason game Friday, Aug. 14.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
Bradley Handwerger, of WWLTV.com, reports New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush was given the morning off Friday, Aug. 7.

RB | Chris Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, CBSSports.com reports Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Wells (ankle) ran sprints during practice Friday, Aug. 7. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt hopes Wells can participate on a limited basis Monday, Aug. 10.

RB | Derrick Ward | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Derrick Ward (foot) is not participating in morning practice Friday, Aug. 7.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (leg) dinged his lower leg toward the end of practice Friday, Aug. 7. Trainers looked at Williams' leg, but the injury did not appear serious. Head coach John Fox said Williams is fine.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is participating in team drills Friday, Aug. 7.

RB | LenDale White | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans RB LenDale White (illness) was ill Thursday, Aug. 6, but he still participated in practice.

RB | Jerome Harrison | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns RB Jerome Harrison (foot, leg) appeared bothered with a foot or leg problem during practice Thursday, Aug. 6. Harrison jogged on his own between drills to stretch out his muscles.

RB | Tashard Choice | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Tim MacMahon, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys RB Tashard Choice (shoulder) underwent an MRI on his shoulder but it did not show any structural damage. He may be held out of contract drills for a few days.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Bob LeGere, of the Daily Herald, reports Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner said RB Matt Forte is 100 percent, but the team is being cautious with him during practices so he does not re-injure his hamstring.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Paul Kuharsky, of ESPN.com, reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew has been splitting out wide at receiver at times during practice. The Jaguars are using some plays to get the ball in Jones-Drew's hands in space, allowing him to help minimize the hits he takes and keep him fresher longer. "The total volume (of plays) maybe will go up a little bit for Maurice, but we've already had him very involved," head coach Jack Del Rio said. "I think the biggest thing that will happen is that we won't wait until the third series to get him in on first down. We were really bringing him in on third down and then slipping him in later in the game out of deference for Fred (Taylor), and Fred was terrific." Del Rio went on to say Jones-Drew is now going to start, and the team is going to supplement his carries with other running backs. Del Rio said to look for a slight increase to Jones-Drew's use, while adding: "Maurice is a playmaker, we need to get the ball in his hands."

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury News
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring during practice Wednesday, Aug. 5. He is considered day-to-day.

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Jordan Godwin, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton said he is looking to make a bigger impact on the offense this season since he has been in the system for a year. "Being a year in the system is definitely helpful, and I definitely know my place," Slaton said. "I know the little things I have to work on."

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said RB Brian Westbrook (ankle) did not participate in morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 5.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden flashed the type of speed he had through training camp all of last year. He accelerated to a pass thrown his way, and then squeezed past two defenders who appeared to have an angle on him.

RB | Willie Parker | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Ed Bouchette, of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has a long way to go to show he deserves the team's short-yardage role in the running game. He notes that RB Willie Parker should not be ruled out for that role during the upcoming season.

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said rookie RB Shonn Greene (ankle) suffered an ankle injury, which hasn't improved much. Ryan said Greene has been trying to tough it out, but the team is going to hold him out for the time being. They hope Greene will be able to return to the field soon.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Mike Chappell, of The Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts RBs Joseph Addai and rookie Donald Brown will handle the primary workload at running back in 2009. However, Addai is the team's starting running back despite drafting Brown in the first round this year. Addai is healthy after having offseason surgery on his right knee and is motivated by the team taking Brown. Brown will be given every chance to earn significant playing time. He has game-breaking talent the team would like to work in.

RB | Cadillac Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
According to sources close to the situation, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams (knee) doesn't really have any role with the team at this time. He appears to be out of shape and may not be a factor early in the season as the team slowly eases him back into the mix.

RB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
According to sources close to the situation, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Earnest Graham, Derrick Ward and Clifton Smith may be part of a three-headed mix at running back. Graham is currently running as the first running back with the team, and he and Ward are expected to carry the majority of the workload. Smith would be sprinkled in to give the team another dimension on offense.

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith worked on improving his lower body power during the offseason and it has shown at the early portion of training camp. "I ran the hills a lot more in the off-season. I wanted more lower-body explosion. I have to break more arm tackles - I left a lot of yards out there last season,'' Smith said.

RB | T.J. Duckett | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Dave Boling, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks RB T.J. Duckett has received a bigger workload thus far in training camp and his role should expand this season. Duckett's role was limited to short-yardage and goal-line situations last season.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders RBs Darren McFadden, Michael Bush and Justin Fargas each received an equal amount of reps in practice Monday, Aug. 3.


Fullback

FB | Greg Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Paul Kuharsky, of ESPN.com, reports Jacksonville Jaguars FB Greg Jones, according to head coach Jack Del Rio, is going to be in the mix to carry the ball more in the upcoming season. Jones said he has been playing running back since middle school and will do whatever the team asks him. "Whatever they put on my shoulders, I'm just ready for it," Jones said.


Wide Receiver

WR | Josh Cribbs | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
George M. Thomas, of The Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns WR Josh Cribbs, a special teams ace, is making a case for a starting job at wide receiver during training camp. He said it is his goal to win the No. 2 job opposite Braylon Edwards. Cribbs said the coaching staff wants to get him the football regularly instead of force-feeding him with gadget plays. He is working on improving his route running and fundamentals with hopes of winning the job. In regards to his contract situation, Cribbs would not provide an update but said he is happy to be on the field now and he is not worried about his contract.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Transaction
CBSSports.com reports the Tennessee Titans have activated WR Kenny Britt (hamstring) from the Physically Unable to Perform list. He is participating in practice Friday, Aug. 7.

WR | Mark Clayton | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton (hamstring), OG Ben Grubbs (ankle) and DL Lamar Divens (hip) did not participate in morning practice Friday, Aug. 7.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (knee) did not participate in morning practice Friday, Aug. 7.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
The Denver Post reports Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall (hip) is not participating on practice Friday, Aug. 7.

WR | Brandon Jones | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Jones (shoulder) will be out for eight weeks because of a fracture in his right shoulder.

WR | Antonio Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Bryant (knee) is participating in morning practice Friday, Aug. 7.

WR | Dwayne Jarrett | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Carolina Panthers WR Dwayne Jarrett (wrist) was on the field Friday, Aug. 7. Jarrett suffered a bruised wrist Thursday, Aug. 6.

WR | Harry Douglas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News, Transaction
The Atlanta Falcons announced they have placed WR Harry Douglas (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

WR | Marty Booker | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Atlanta Falcons announced they have signed free-agent WR Marty Booker (Bears). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Ike Hilliard | Free Agent | Free Agency News
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the Atlanta Falcons worked out unrestricted free-agent WR Ike Hilliard (Buccaneers) Thursday, Aug. 6.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles rookie WR Jeremy Maclin looked impressive during training camp Thursday, Aug. 6. He showed good acceleration. Maclin did most of his work on the outside, not in the slot.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
ESPNews reports San Francisco 49ers first-round draft choice Michael Crabtree is ready to sit out the entire season if he does not reach a contract agreement with the 49ers.

WR | Demetrius Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Demetrius Williams (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 6.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson the mental understanding of what to expect during games has helped him become a better receiver. "This game is 75 percent mental," Jackson said. "It's about understanding what's expected of you and the concept of our offense better and having a relationship with the quarterback."

WR | Chris Chambers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers WR Chris Chambers was noticeably quiet on the field at the start of training camp but made some big plays during practice Tuesday, Aug. 4, and is showing he is a good pass catcher.

WR | Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
CBSSports.com reports Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss (leg) suffered a minor leg injury in practice Thursday, Aug. 6, according to head coach Jim Zorn. Zorn said, "It is minor and I will learn more about the injury when I get inside."

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Ed Bouchette and Chuck Finder, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers S Troy Polamalu (hamstring) and WR Hines Ward (shoulder) missed the team's two practices Wednesday, Aug. 5.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (fingers) jammed his fingers Wednesday, Aug. 5, but he continued to practice. Johnson dropped several passes during the team's morning workout. "I'm fine, it's not bothering me," Johnson said after practice.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports contract negotiations between the Atlanta Falcons and WR Roddy White have taken a turn for the worse. General manager Thomas Dimitroff said, "I'm a little bit disappointed with the direction that the negotiations are going at this point. It's one of those situations where both parties are digging in and feel strongly about their case." The team is considering withdrawing their offer to White.

WR | Muhsin Muhammad | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers OG C.J. Davis (ankle) and WR Muhsin Muhammad (rest) did not participate in afternoon practice Wednesday, Aug. 5.

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agency News
ESPNews reports unrestricted free-agent WR Plaxico Burress' (Giants) arraignment hearing has been moved to August 20.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (ankle) said his contract status had nothing to do with why he did not practice at the start of training camp. "I've never made any contract [demands], so I don't know where that would come from. That's just more rumors and hearsay to spark up more controversy," Edwards said. He is entering the final year of his contract.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Associated Press reports the Washington Redskins have signed free-agent WR D.J. Hackett (Panthers). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hackett was at practice Wednesday, Aug. 5.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Fantasy
Sean Jensen, of The Pioneer Press, reports the NFL has disapproved the contract the Minnesota Vikings signed with rookie WR Percy Harvin, the team's first-round pick. The issue, however, is not likely to keep Harvin off the practice field. The Vikings and Harvin's agent, Joel Segal, will have a time period to resolve the matter. Typically, when violations occur, it is related to the structure of the money or language that violates the CBA.

WR | Nate Washington | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Nate Washington has not dropped many passed during training camp, but he dropped a long pass from QB Kerry Collins during practice Tuesday, Aug. 4. He made up for it later with a nice catch downfield, however he likely would have been laid out had it been a real game situation.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
George M. Thomas, of The Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns rookie WR Mohamed Massaquoi had a good day of practice Tuesday, Aug. 4. His speed allowed him to stand out getting yards after the catch during practice. If he is able to keep flashing his skills like he did during the day, he is going to have no problems making the adjustment to the NFL.

WR | Limas Sweed | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Ed Bouchette, of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports if for no other reason than process of elimination, he believes WR Limas Sweed will be the Pittsburgh Steelers No. 3 receiver this year. Bouchette said he does not believe WR Shawn McDonald is physical enough and WR Mike Wallace may not have the experience despite having speed. He notes WR Dallas Baker is a wildcard in the competition.

WR | Brian Robiskie | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
George M. Thomas, of The Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns rookie WR Brian Robiskie had a rough day Tuesday, Aug. 4, as he dropped a few passes, which is unusual for him. Zach Swartz, of The Columbus Dispatch, reports Robiskie said he is just trying to compete during training camp. Head coach Eric Mangini said Robiskie works hard and the team is not sure where he is going to factor into the offense yet. Robiskie said he is going to do whatever the team asks of him. He said he will play inside, outside or on special teams. He spent the majority of the time on the outside during workouts Monday, Aug. 4.

WR | Patrick Crayton | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Tim MacMahon, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys wide receivers coach Ray Sherman doesn't believe there is any competition for the team's No. 2 receiver job. He believes it is owned by Patrick Crayton. "Patrick is the guy right now," Sherman said. "Patrick is having a very good camp, and I think the guys are really in tune. They don't care about who starts." Having Crayton as the No. 2 isn't a knock on WR Miles Austin, who is having a strong training camp. Sherman just believes the more experienced and consistent Crayton has earned the right to start.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Tim MacMahon, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys wide receivers coach Ray Sherman doesn't believe there is any competition for the team's No. 2 receiver job. He believes it is owned by Patrick Crayton. "Patrick is the guy right now," Sherman said. "Patrick is having a very good camp, and I think the guys are really in tune. They don't care about who starts." Having Crayton as the No. 2 isn't a knock on WR Miles Austin, who is having a strong training camp. Sherman just believes the more experienced and consistent Crayton has earned the right to start.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Mike Chappell, of The Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne said he felt like a decoy during workouts Monday, Aug. 3. QB Peyton Manning previously said with WR Marvin Harrison no longer on the right side of the field, he would be looking more to Wayne on the left side of the field. "I didn't see it happen (Monday)," Wayne said. "We've got a long way to go. I'll keep my fingers crossed." Manning smiled when heard about the comments, saying all of the great wide receivers want the ball every play and said that's just Wayne being Wayne. "I feel confident that come crunch time, Reggie will be getting plenty of catches," Manning said.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Mike Sando, of ESPN.com, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin recently had an interview with Mike Jurecki, of XTRA 910 in Phoenix and talked about his name being tied to trade speculation all offseason. Boldin said he knew of 15 teams that were willing to make an offer for him, but the Cardinals never said what their "right deal" was in order to pry him away. "I never thought once that I'd be traded and I wasn't disappointed that it didn't happen," Boldin said.

WR | Amani Toomer | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Free Agency News
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have signed free-agent WR Amani Toomer (Giants) to a one-year deal, according to a source. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Javon Walker | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker (knee) continues to look good working with the team's training staff and is hopeful to begin practicing soon. "It's coming back quick, quick, quick so that's also working on the conditioning," Walker said. "I'm looking forward to getting back out there practicing so I can get a little more of a breather."

WR | Chad Ochocinco | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Joe Reedy, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco made a couple nice catches during the team's practice Monday, Aug. 3.


Tight End

TE | Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (thigh) did not participate in morning practice Friday, Aug. 7.

TE | Heath Miller | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Ed Bouchette and Chuck Finder, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (sports hernia) was limited during the team's morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 5.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, PewterReport.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow (ankle) participated in afternoon practice Wednesday, Aug. 5.

TE | Reggie Kelly | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Transaction
Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the Cincinnati Bengals have placed TE Reggie Kelly (Achilles') on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

TE | Jared Cook | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Gary Estwick, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans rookie TE Jared Cook is a lean, athletic, tall tight end and is grabbing balls out of the air during training camp. His play has been turning heads, and is giving the Titans a lot to consider in the passing game this year. He has been lining up at wide receiver a lot with the Titans, but the coaches want him to continue picking up the offense and improving his blocking.

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the team has OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson working with TE Dustin Keller to help him improve his blocking. "I don't think he's a dominate blocker right now but I think he's got a chance to be a good blocker," Ryan said. Ryan noted he thinks Keller will "get in the trenches" this year because they are a better team with him on the field.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News, Fantasy
Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins, of The Star Tribune, report Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (leg) doesn't appear 100 percent. He suffered a minor leg injury early in training camp, but he refuses to sit out. Head coach Brad Childress said Shiancoe is dealing with a little aggravation and little nicks right now, but will not take time off of practice.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Mike Sando, of ESPN.com, reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has caught the ball well this offseason. Davis showed good receiving skills during the team's practice Monday, Aug. 3.

TE | Greg Olsen | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
David Haugh, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears TE Greg Olsen worked with the No. 1 offense at tight end in place of TE Desmond Clark. Barring injury, Clark's streak of 67 consecutive starts will end Sept. 13. Clark is still expected to see a significant number of snaps with the team.

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