Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 16, 2010 @ 13:00:25 PDT



QB | JaMarcus Russell | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) might still find work in the NFL this season, reports Jason La Canfora, of Russell may be exonerated on charges over illegal possession of codeine, according to some close to Russell. A few teams have remained in contact with him.

Running Back

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown's driving under the influence case has been pushed back until Sept. 2, because his attorney asked for more time to review evidence, reports Harvey Fialkov, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Brown is not expected to miss any preseason games or practices because he is not required to be in court.

RB | Harvey Unga | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit
Chicago Bears rookie RB Harvey Unga has the potential to be used in single-back formations, and also could be considered at fullback, reports Dan Pompei, of Unga can contribute as a pass receiver and protector, and is also considered a power back. He will compete with RBs Kahlil Bell and Garrett Wolfe for a roster spot during training camp.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis currently weighs 217 pounds and is eager to show that he can still produce, sources told Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Portis played at more than 230 pounds last season.

Wide Receiver

WR | Terrell Owens | Free Agent | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason said during a chat on that he does not see the Panthers signing unrestricted free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Bills), according to's Adam Rank. "There's no way T.O. could be a Panther. Based on the fact that our ownership and coaches believe that the locker room is important and based on T.O.'s history, for whatever reason, he's been a distraction in the locker room," Beason said.

WR | Andre Roberts | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms with third-round draft choice WR Andre Roberts on a four-year deal, a source told Aaron Wilson, of The deal includes a signing bonus of around $724,000 but the other financial terms were not disclosed.

WR | Domenik Hixon | New York Giants | Injury, Transaction
The New York Giants have waived/injured WR Domenik Hixon (knee), according to The Star Ledger's Mike Garafolo. Hixon suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during offseason workouts.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (knee) said during a radio interview that he is trying to work his way from rehab mode to training mode during his workouts, reports Albert Breer, of the Boston Globe. "It's doing well," Welker said. "Kind of plugging along, and trying to get in more of a training mode than a rehab mode. It's been going good so far, just taking it a day at a time."

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers are hoping WR Steve Smith (arm) will be able to participate in the team's final preseason game, according to Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network. Smith has been making good progress in his recovery from a broken arm.

Tight End

TE | Kellen Winslow | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said TE Kellen Winslow (knee) will be ready for the start of training camp, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times.


OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Free Agents
New England Patriots restricted free-agent OG Logan Mankins' status for start of training camp is uncertain if he is not able to agree to a new contract before camp, reports Ian Rapoport, of Boston Herald.

OG | Chester Pitts | Free Agent | Injury
The Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers are among the teams who have monitored OG Chester Pitts' (Texans) in his recovery from a knee injury, reports Jason La Canfora, of

Defensive Line

DL | Jason Ferguson | Retired | Transaction
Miami Dolphins DT Jason Ferguson has announced his retirement from professional football, according to

DL | Joshua Price-Brent | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Draft
The Dallas Cowboys have selected Illinois DL Joshua Price-Brent in the seventh round of the NFL supplemental draft, according to Adam Schefter, of ESPN


LB | Cameron Sheffield | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed fifth-round draft choice LB Cameron Sheffield to a four-year deal worth $1.98 million, a source told Aaron Wilson, of The deal includes a signing bonus of a little over $194,000.

LB | Travis Goethel | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have signed sixth-round draft choice LB Travis Goethel to a four-year deal, reports Aaron Wilson, of Financial terms were not disclosed.

LB | Isaiah Ekejiuba | Free Agent | Free Agents
Unrestricted free-agent LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (Raiders) is receiving interest from teams but it is not known how serious the interest is at this point, a source told Brad Biggs, of


CB | Akwasi Owusu-Ansah | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys FS Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (shoulder) may not be medically cleared to practice until the second week of training camp when he would be worked into practice, a source told's Tim MacMahon.

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