NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on January 25, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Kurt Warner | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports talks between the Arizona Cardinals and QB Kurt Warner for a new contract are in the early stages, according to Warner's agent, Mark Bartlestein. "I think we are moving, but we are a long ways from being done," Bartlestein said. Warner is scheduled to become a free agent in March.

QB | Charlie Frye | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Roger Brown, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns QB Charlie Frye is expected to remain in Arizona until March for workouts with strength coach Warren Anderson, who has worked with Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb. Frye hopes to gain 10 to 20 pounds before next season.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Reuben Frank, of phillyburbs.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb (hernia) underwent surgery about eight weeks ago, and according to team officials is enjoying a successful rehab and is right on schedule to participate in spring minicamp. McNabb has not spoken publicly since early December, when he was very early in his rehab after surgery to repair the sports hernia that ended his season after just nine games.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports there has been plenty of speculation that Minnesota Vikings QB Daunte Culpepper may be on the trading block and Oakland Raiders WR Randy Moss weighed in on the subject Monday, Jan. 23. "I will welcome Daunte with anything that I do, on the field or off the field," Moss said on "The James Brown Show," on Sporting News Radio. "It would be up to me and he to make it work, and I think that the success we had in Minnesota is why we can make something like that work." "One thing I have come to figure out is that this game that we play has gotten me and Daunte kind of distant. But you know, I think about reuniting us, or something like that, and taking it to another level," Moss said on the show. "I'm not saying (Culpepper) is going to become a Raider, but if there was any interest in bringing him to Oakland, I've got my arms open to anybody who wants to come out here and win a Super Bowl. That's what I'm working for."

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Free Agency News
Jason Wilde, of the Wisconsin State Journal, reports the Green Bay Packers should have over $15 million to spend on their 14 unrestricted free agents and other improvements for their team this offseason. QB Brett Favre will count $10 million against the cap, but his departure would create a net gain of $7.6 million.


Running Back

RB | DeShaun Foster | Carolina Panthers | Free Agency News, Fantasy
The Winston-Salem Journal reports Carolina Panthers RB DeShaun Foster is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent if the team does not sign him to a contract by March 1.

RB | Mike Anderson | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan was asked Tuesday, Jan. 24, about RB Mike Anderson's age when he returns for the 2006 season and he replied, "I don't really think about guys being old. It's when they're old and not be very productive. Hopefully Mike can come back in great shape and be productive for us. If he's productive he'll play, if not, he'll play in a backup role."

RB | Tatum Bell | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan was asked Tuesday, Jan. 24, if RB Tatum Bell was not the team's every-down running back and he replied, "I'm not going to say not. We played him in that role because we thought it was best for our football team. If he proves he can carry it 25 times a game and still be productive, I'd love to have him in that role because he does have a lot of ability."

RB | Stephen Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Ron Green, Jr., of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers RB Stephen Davis (knee) feels he can play again in 2006 and would like to continue with the Panthers. However, he has a $3.5 million hit against the salary cap so his contract would likely need to be restructured in order for him to stay. "If they want me back here, I'm available," Davis said. "I would love to be here." Davis plans to continue rehabilitating his injured knee but noted he does not need surgery on it.

RB | Nick Goings | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Winston-Salem Journal reports Carolina Panthers RB Nick Goings (concussion) suffered a concussion during the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22. Goings was taken to a hospital and was to stay there overnight for observation.

RB | Shaun Alexander | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander set a franchise postseason record with 132 yards rushing during the team's NFC Championship victory.


Wide Receiver

WR | Darrell Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Darrell Jackson (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 25, and is not expected to practice much the rest of the week. Jackson is expected to be fine for the Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5.

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 25, and is not expected to practice much the rest of the week. Engram is expected to be fine for the Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5.

WR | Ricky Proehl | Carolina Panthers | Free Agency News
The Winston-Salem Journal reports Carolina Panthers WR Ricky Proehl is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent if the team does not sign him to a contract by March 1.

WR | Randy Moss | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports there has been plenty of speculation that Minnesota Vikings QB Daunte Culpepper may be on the trading block and Oakland Raiders WR Randy Moss weighed in on the subject Monday, Jan. 23. "I will welcome Daunte with anything that I do, on the field or off the field," Moss said on "The James Brown Show," on Sporting News Radio. "It would be up to me and he to make it work, and I think that the success we had in Minnesota is why we can make something like that work." "One thing I have come to figure out is that this game that we play has gotten me and Daunte kind of distant. But you know, I think about reuniting us, or something like that, and taking it to another level," Moss said on the show. "I'm not saying (Culpepper) is going to become a Raider, but if there was any interest in bringing him to Oakland, I've got my arms open to anybody who wants to come out here and win a Super Bowl. That's what I'm working for."


Tight End

TE | Jay Riemersma | Retired | Free Agency News
The Associated Press reports free agent TE Jay Riemersma is retiring from the NFL, according to his agent.


Defensive Line

DL | Jason Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
TitansOnline.com reports Miami Dolphins DE Jason Taylor (foot) will not play in the Pro Bowl due to a foot injury.

DL | Kyle Vanden Bosch | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
TitansOnline.com reports Tennessee Titans DE Kyle Vanden Bosch has been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing Miami Dolphins DE Jason Taylor (foot), who will not play in the game due to injury.

DL | Kindal Moorehead | Carolina Panthers | Free Agency News
The Winston-Salem Journal reports Carolina Panthers DT Kindal Moorehead is scheduled to become a restricted free agent if the team does not sign him to a contract by March 1. At that time, Moorehead can sign an offer sheet with other teams that the Panthers are permitted to match. Carolina will receive draft-choice compensation if he leaves to join another team.

DL | Travis Kirschke | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Pittsburgh Steelers DE Travis Kirschke (groin) has a groin injury. At this point in time, he is considered questionable to play during the Super Bowl but head coach Bill Cowher did not release an injury status on him.

DL | Jordan Carstens | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Winston-Salem Journal reports Carolina Panthers DT Jordan Carstens (ankle) apparently injured his ankle during the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22.


Linebacker

LB | Zach Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins LB Zach Thomas (shoulder, ankle) will not play in the Pro Bowl due to shoulder and ankle injuries.

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 25, but he said he hopes to practice Thursday, Jan. 26.

LB | Vinny Ciurciu | Carolina Panthers | Free Agency News
The Winston-Salem Journal reports Carolina Panthers LB Vinny Ciurciu is scheduled to become a restricted free agent if the team does not sign him to a contract by March 1. At that time, Ciurciu can sign an offer sheet with other teams that the Panthers are permitted to match. Carolina will receive draft-choice compensation if he leaves to join another team.

LB | Will Witherspoon | Carolina Panthers | Free Agency News
The Winston-Salem Journal reports Carolina Panthers LB Will Witherspoon is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent if the team does not sign him to a contract by March 1.

LB | Andre Frazier | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced LB Andre Frazier (ankle) has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2005 season.

LB | Dan Morgan | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Ron Green, Jr., of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers LB Dan Morgan (shoulder) will have surgery on his previously dislocated shoulder. He said it probably won't be major surgery and is likely to just be a scope. "I'll be fine," Morgan said.


Cornerback

CB | Ricky Manning Jr. | Carolina Panthers | Free Agency News
The Winston-Salem Journal reports Carolina Panthers CB Ricky Manning Jr. is scheduled to become a restricted free agent if the team does not sign him to a contract by March 1. At that time, Manning can sign an offer sheet with other teams that the Panthers are permitted to match. Carolina will receive draft-choice compensation if he leaves to join another team.

CB | Dante Wesley | Carolina Panthers | Free Agency News
The Winston-Salem Journal reports Carolina Panthers CB Dante Wesley is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent if the team does not sign him to a contract by March 1.

CB | Chris McAlister | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Monday, Jan. 23, there have been no trade talks between Ravens and the Minnesota Vikings involving Vikings QB Daunte Culpepper. The Ravens are looking for a veteran to compete with QB Kyle Boller or back him up, which could prove difficult considering the free agent market in March should be bleak. Newsome indicated the linking of Culpepper to the Ravens is purely rumor. There had been talk that the Ravens could trade CB Chris McAlister for Culpepper, but McAlister's contract might make that improbable. Asked if McAlister would be on the team next season, Newsome said, "Chris is a member of the Baltimore Ravens."


Strong Safety

SS | Mike Brown | Chicago Bears | Injury News
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced that FS Brian Dawkins has been named to the 2006 NFC Pro Bowl squad and will replace Chicago Bears S Mike Brown (calf).

SS | Colin Branch | Carolina Panthers | Free Agency News
The Winston-Salem Journal reports Carolina Panthers S Colin Branch is scheduled to become a restricted free agent if the team does not sign him to a contract by March 1. At that time, Branch can sign an offer sheet with other teams that the Panthers are permitted to match. Carolina will receive draft-choice compensation if he leaves to join another team.


Free Safety

FS | Brian Dawkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced that FS Brian Dawkins has been named to the 2006 NFC Pro Bowl squad and will replace Chicago Bears S Mike Brown (calf).

FS | Idrees Bashir | Carolina Panthers | Free Agency News
The Winston-Salem Journal reports Carolina Panthers S Idrees Bashir is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent if the team does not sign him to a contract by March 1.

FS | Marlon McCree | Carolina Panthers | Free Agency News
The Winston-Salem Journal reports Carolina Panthers SS Marlon McCree is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent if the team does not sign him to a contract by March 1.

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