NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on February 18, 2010 @ 09:37:47 PDT



QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez's (knee) surgery to repair the patella ligament in his left knee went "exceptionally well." Sanchez tweeted after the procedure Wednesday, Feb. 17, that team doctors said it was a success. He will miss some offseason workouts, but he should be completely healthy by the start of training camp.

Running Back

RB | Jamal Lewis | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times, reports unrestricted free-agent RB Jamal Lewis (Browns) is considering retirement because of the concussion issue he dealt with this season.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Gary Fitzgerald, of, reports Washington Redskins running backs coach Bobby Turner said he believes RB Clinton Portis still has something left to contribute to the Redskins. "Oh, he definitely has something left," Turner said. "We were excited about Clinton when we drafted him. I've looked at a bunch of his games, pretty close to every one...and he definitely has something left."

Wide Receiver

WR | Josh Cribbs | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports the Cleveland Browns are moving closer on a new deal with WR Josh Cribbs. The two sides have the framework of a three-year deal in place that would replace the final three years of his current contract. The main sticking point at this time is the amount of guaranteed money, according to a source. Cribbs is looking for $10 million in guaranteed money while the team is offering half of that at the moment. The Browns could add a team option year or two to the contract.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agency News
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Baltimore Ravens have talked recently with WR Derrick Mason, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. General manager Ozzie Newsome said, "I did have a discussion with Derrick. We would like for Derrick to remain a Raven."

WR | Demaryius Thomas | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News, Draft Information reports Georgia Tech WR Demaryius Thomas (foot) broke his foot working out Tuesday, Feb. 16, according to the NFL Network's Mike Mayock. Thomas' agent says it is a clean break and will take four to six weeks to heal and rehab. It is unknown if Thomas will be able to work out for anyone before the 2010 NFL Draft, but his agent says he will be ready for any team activities.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agency News
Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said the team will try to sign impending restricted free-agent WR Miles Austin to a long-term deal but it may be difficult to do because of the uncertainty of whether there will be a salary cap in the future. Jones said he expects Austin to receive a long-term contract at some point.

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.

Tight End

TE | Derek Fine | St. Louis Rams | Free Agency News
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars placed a waiver claim on free-agent TE Derek Fine (Bills), but he was awarded to the St. Louis Rams.

TE | Quinn Sypniewski | Free Agent | Injury News, Transaction
Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times, reports the Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of TE Quinn Sypniewski (knee). He recently underwent knee surgery and failed his physical.

Offensive Guard

OG | Stephen Neal | New England Patriots | Free Agency News
Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports Neil Cornrich, agent for New England Patriots impending free-agent OG Stephen Neal, said Neal wants to test free agency but is willing to re-sign with the Patriots. "All things being equal he would love nothing better than to play his remaining years with the Patriots," Cornrich said.

OG | Stacy Andrews | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Updating an ongoing story, Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles OG Stacy Andrews said Wednesday, Feb. 17, that he is willing to restructure his contract. Andrews said, "I would do a minor restructuring of my contract. They want to do an adjustment and we're willing. Hopefully, we can come to an agreement." Andrews said he would be willing to take a cut, but he "wouldn't mess with the roster bonus." Andrews is scheduled to earn a $4.1 million bonus that would be paid out in early April.

OG | Eugene Amano | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
Updating previous reports, Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports the Tennessee Titans have signed OG Eugene Amano to a new five-year contract that will run through the 2014 season, according to a league source. Amano will receive $12 million in 2010 and will earn $18 million over the first three seasons, according to a source. He will receive a $7.25 million signing bonus and $3.087 million of his 2010 salary is guaranteed. He will earn a base salary of $5.265 million in 2010, $2.68 million in 2011, $3.18 million in 2012, $3.685 million in 2013 and $4.187 million in 2014.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Andrew Whitworth | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of, reports Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (shoulder) said he had minor shoulder surgery last month. He said he will be cleared next week and will be ready for the start of offseason workouts.

OT | Donald Penn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Free Agency News
Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to offer impending restricted free-agent OT Donald Penn the highest tender, according to a source.

Defensive Line

DL | Jason Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Free Agency News
Mike Bernardino, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports it will be about three months before Miami Dolphins impending free-agent LB Jason Taylor (shoulder) will be able to resume normal workouts after undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery, according to his agent.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Free Agency News
Updating a previous report, David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports the Oakland Raiders will place the franchise tag on impending free-agent DE Richard Seymour if they are not able to reach an agreement on a long-term contract, according to a source.

DL | Edward Johnson | Carolina Panthers | Transaction, Free Agency News reports the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent DL Edward Johnson (Colts), a source told ESPN's John Clayton. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Defensive Tackle

DT | Ndamukong Suh | NCAA | Draft Information
Len Pasquarelli, of, reports Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh will participate in all of the workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine next week.


LB | Mike Vrabel | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agency News
Albert Breer, of the Boston Globe, reports Neil Cornrich, agent for Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent LB Mike Vrabel, said Vrabel believes he will be able to play a few more seasons. "He feels he has a number of productive seasons left, he loves playing in the NFL, he loves the game. He'll probably continue with it in another capacity after he's done playing, but he wants to continue as a player, as long as he can a team win games," Cornrich said.

LB | Karlos Dansby | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agency News
Darren Urban, of, reports Arizona Cardinals general manager Rod Graves said the team is interested in re-signing impending free-agent LB Karlos Dansby but will let him explore his other options. "It's going to depend on his expectations and the kind of interest he gets out there on the open market," Graves said. "We know where we would like to be with Karlos from a contractual standpoint. If we are able to meet that, I think we can get him back. If not, we'll make a decision on it based on the situation."

LB | Larry Foote | Detroit Lions | Free Agency News
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand said the team wants to re-sign impending free-agent LB Larry Foote but is not sure if the two sides will be able to agree to a contract.

Free Safety

FS | Chris Crocker | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of, reports Cincinnati Bengals FS Chris Crocker (ankle) underwent ankle surgery after the season but is expected to be ready for start of offseason workouts.

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