NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on February 17, 2010 @ 09:52:30 PDT



QB | Jimmy Clausen | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News, Draft Information reports Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen (toe) said during an interview on Sirius NFL Radio that recovery from surgery to repair tendon damage in his right toe will prevent him from participating in drills at the NFL Scouting Combine. "I'm planning on doing all the interviews and, obviously, being seen by the doctors so they can see my toe, but my toe isn't ready to go right now," Clausen said, according to

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (knee) is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday, Feb. 17, to repair the patella ligament in his left knee. Sanchez should be completely healthy by the start of training camp in July. The procedure is expected to help prevent future tweaks to the kneecap area.

QB | Colt McCoy | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News, Draft Information
Updating a previous report, reports University of Texas QB Colt McCoy (shoulder) said he plans to participate in the passing drills at the 2010 Scouting Combine.

QB | Chris Redman | Atlanta Falcons | Free Agency News
Pat Yasinskas, of, reports the Atlanta Falcons would like to re-sign impending free-agent QB Chris Redman during the offseason.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Detroit Lions | Free Agency News
Kevin Seifert, of, reports Detroit Lions impending free-agent QB Daunte Culpepper will seek other offers during the offseason but it is possible that he re-signs with the Lions if he does not find what he is looking for in free agency.

Wide Receiver

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Baltimore Ravens announced Wednesday, Feb. 17, that they have signed free-agent WR Donte' Stallworth (Browns) to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agency News
Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said restricted free-agent WR Miles Austin will be staying put with the team for the 2010 season. In all likelihood, the Cowboys will put a tender offer worth $3.168 million on Austin, which would require a team to fork over first- and third-round draft picks as compensation. Jones has said the team wants to sign Austin to a long-term deal. "We're just not going to have Miles Austin any place but with the Dallas Cowboys," Jones said during a radio interview. "We need him."

WR | Brandon Tate | New England Patriots | Injury News
Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots WR Brandon Tate (knee) underwent minor knee surgery after he was placed on Injured Reserve this season. He will take part in the team's offseason workouts, according to a source.

Tight End

TE | Derek Fine | Free Agent | Transaction
Chris Brown, of, reports the Buffalo Bills have released TE Derek Fine.

TE | Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Chrissie Wywrot, of, reports Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) is rehabbing from knee surgery he had near the end of the season. Pettigrew said he plans to do what he can during offseason workouts without risking his health.

TE | Alge Crumpler | Tennessee Titans | Free Agency News
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports the agent for Tennessee Titans pending free-agent TE Alge Crumpler, James Williams, said Crumpler would like to re-sign with the team in the offseason. "He'll be playing next year for somebody," Williams said. "But we haven't sat down seriously to gauge what the Titans really want to do. Alge had a good season, meshed with the team and was a good force in the locker room ... He just wants to hear what needs to be said. (Alge) has a home in Nashville and has enjoyed the community and his camaraderie with teammates. But now he has to deal with the business side of it."

Place Kicker

PK | Sebastian Janikowski | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
Updating a previous item, reports the Oakland Raiders have re-signed PK Sebastian Janikowski. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

PK | Mike Nugent | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Geoff Hobson, of, reports unrestricted free-agent PK Mike Nugent (Cardinals) worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals last month, but the team decided to sign another kicker.

PK | Dave Rayner | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agency News
Geoff Hobson, of, reports Cincinnati Bengals special teams coach Darrin Simmons said the team will sign or draft another kicker if impending free-agent PK Shayne Graham signs with another team. The new kicker would compete with PK Dave Rayner for the kicking job.

PK | Shayne Graham | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agency News
Geoff Hobson, of, reports indications are the Cincinnati Bengals are expected to talk to impending free-agent PK Shayne Graham's agent as soon as the NFL Scouting Combine about the possibility of a new contract.

Defensive Line

DL | Kentwan Balmer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers DL Kentwan Balmer (shoulder) will not be able to do much during the offseason as he is in the middle of a six-month rehabilitation from shoulder surgery. The team hopes he will be cleared to resume on-field work in June.

DL | Darrell Reid | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Josina Anderson, of KDVR Denver, reports Denver Broncos DE Darrell Reid (knee) said he underwent knee surgery to fix a significant hole in the cartilage of his knee and may not be able to participate fully at the start of training camp. He was told the recovery could take six-to-eight months.

DL | Jason Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Free Agency News
Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports Gary Wichard, agent for Miami Dolphins impending free-agent LB Jason Taylor, said Taylor has every intention to play next season. Wichard said Taylor would not have had arthroscopic shoulder surgery if he were not returning.

DL | Adam Carriker | St. Louis Rams | Injury News reports St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said CB Bradley Fletcher (knee), FB Chris Massey (knee), DE C.J. Ah You (knee) and DT Adam Carriker (shoulder) are ahead of schedule in their recovery.

DL | Adewale Ogunleye | Chicago Bears | Free Agency News
Kevin Seifert, of, reports the Chicago Bears likely will not re-sign impending free-agent DE Adewale Ogunleye if he is looking for significant money in his next contract.

DL | Ray Edwards | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agency News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Ray Edwards could make as much as $3.2 million in 2010. However, as a restricted free agent, Edwards doesn't hide the fact he's not happy he won't be able to shop his services on the open market. His angst only grew when he learned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made more than $9 million in 2008. "I don't see him out there getting hit or nothing like that," Edwards said. "The commissioner makes $9 million, so you tell me where the balance is? He doesn't put his life on the line, he pushes a pen." As an unrestricted free agent, Edwards could have looked for a long-term deal after getting 8.5 regular-season sacks and then adding four in the playoffs. He has been told by the Vikings that they will tender him an offer, meaning he's almost certain to get a one-year contract.


LB | Antonio Pierce | Free Agent | Free Agency News reports St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Tuesday, Feb. 16, the team could sign free-agent LB Antonio Pierce (Giants) if he is healthy. "I guess all of those situations are possible," Spagnuolo said. "I think the health of the player is probably the most important thing. I'd check on that."

LB | Keith Bulluck | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LB Keith Bulluck (knee) is recovering from ACL surgery. All indications are his rehab is on schedule. Bulluck's agent, Gary Wichard, expects him to be ready to play when training camp opens.

LB | DeMarcus Ware | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Calvin Watkins, of, reports Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (foot) is scheduled to undergo foot surgery Thursday, Feb. 18. The surgery will shave down a bone spur in his foot.


CB | Adam Jones | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Jason Cole, of Yahoo! Sports, reports free-agent CB Adam Jones (Cowboys) failed to impress during his workout with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to two team sources.

CB | Brian Williams | Atlanta Falcons | Free Agency News
Pat Yasinskas, of, reports the Atlanta Falcons will try to re-sign impending free-agent CB Brian Williams before the start of free agency.

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