NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on February 9, 2010 @ 03:01:30 PDT



QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, speculates Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre will return to the Vikings for the 2010 season.

QB | Mark Brunell | New Orleans Saints | Free Agency News
Gene Frenette, of The Florida Times-Union, reports New Orleans Saints QB Mark Brunell said he does not know if he will play next season. Brunell will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Running Back

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Daily News reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook appears as if he is not planning to retire. Westbrook said during a radio interview Monday, Feb. 8, that he is "just trying to enjoy this offseason and trying to get ready for this next upcoming season." Westbrook missed eight games, suffered two concussions and posted his lowest totals since his rookie year this past season.

Wide Receiver

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz said during a radio interview that he envisions WR Devin Hester as a dominant slot receiver, a shift that could result in him being removed from the starting lineup. However, Martz could utilize plenty of three-wide receiver sets, which would provide Hester with ample opportunity to start. "Devin Hester in that role could just be stupid good, if that makes sense to you," Martz said. "What we can do with him inside, the matchups we can get with him on third corners, safeties and linebackers would be absolutely remarkable." Martz is cognizant of Hester's role on special teams and the value that he brings to the team as a returner and sees a way for him to excel in all areas. "I think it would be very difficult for him take every snap as a wide receiver and play at a high level on special teams, so we have to look at that," Martz said. "I think the role I have in mind for him would allow him to do both and do it at a high level."

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Jeff Schudel, of the News-Herald, reports the Cleveland Browns already paid free-agent WR Donte' Stallworth (Browns) $10 million in guaranteed money before terminating his contract Monday, Feb. 8. Stallworth's deal with the team was for seven years and $35 million.

WR | Earl Bennett | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Larry Mayer, of, reports Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett said he believes the offensive players will not have a hard time learning offensive coordinator Mike Martz's complex offensive system. "I'm not concerned at all. I'm pretty sure that all of us will be able to get it. I'll be dialed into my position. We've just got to come in and understand our playbook, and I'm sure all of us will get it," Bennett said.


LB | Kirk Morrison | Oakland Raiders | Free Agency News reports it's too early to tell whether Oakland Raiders LB Kirk Morrison, a restricted free agent, will return with the team in 2010, according to head coach Tom Cable. "He's proven that he can (get the job done), and the question is: 'Are you where you want to be with all of these guys?' Not just Kirk," Cable said. "To single anyone out right now, it's probably way, way too early to do that. It's still a matter of seeing where we're at as a team and what's available to us as we try to get better."

LB | Jamar Williams | Chicago Bears | Free Agency News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears LB Jamar Williams is scheduled to be a restricted free agent this offseason if there is no extension of the collective bargaining agreement. However, the team may let Williams move on.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (wrist) is expected to be ready to participate when the team's offseason program begins.


CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers may ask CB Al Harris (knee) to delay a bonus he is owed in March until he can prove he is healthy.

CB | Walt Harris | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Free Agency News
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent CB Walt Harris (knee) wants to play at least one more season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament this season. It is unknown if the 49ers are interested in re-signing Harris.

CB | Dre' Bly | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agency News
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers will allow impending free-agent CB Dre' Bly to test free agency but could re-sign him at some point during the offseason.

Free Safety

FS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury News
Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants FS Kenny Phillips (knee) is ahead of schedule in his rehab following knee surgery. Phillips was recently given the green light to start jogging in the pool. However, with training camp five months away, doctors have told him not to rush. He won't run until March 29, exactly six months after the operation. In the meantime, Phillips rides a stationary bike, does leg presses and walks forward and backward on the treadmill.

FS | Mark Roman | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agency News
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers will allow impending free-agent FS Mark Roman to test free agency this offseason.

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