NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on January 31, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (thumb) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 31, and is ready to play in the Super Bowl.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder) continues to wear a brace on his left arm about two weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum and he expects to resume throwing in May or June.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Kate Brandt, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart (shoulder) announced he would be ready to participate in the team's minicamps this spring despite a shoulder injury suffered during Week 16 last season. Leinart later discussed his progress regarding the injury. "It is getting better," Leinart said. "I am still limited in what I can do right now, but it has been about a month and they said four to six weeks, anywhere in there. I felt the big difference the last couple of weeks, getting better, and now it is that last lingering effect that I have had since it happened."


Running Back

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers would like to sign RB Frank Gore to a contract extension.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Chargers.com reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson was named Sporting News player of the year Tuesday, Jan. 30. Tomlinson received 18 of 20 votes cast by NFL pro personnel directors.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Jamal Lewis (ankle) underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from a previously undisclosed ankle injury.

RB | Ricky Williams | CFL | Fantasy
Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins owner H. Wayne Huizenga said he will not stand in the way of a potential comeback by RB Ricky Williams. Huizenga said the decision on whether or not Williams will return to the team will be made by head coach Cam Cameron and general manager Randy Mueller. Huizenga said, "I don't know how Cam or Randy feels. Those guys will have to work that out."


Wide Receiver

WR | Ricky Proehl | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts WR Ricky Proehl (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 31, and is expected to play in the Super Bowl if needed.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison (wrist) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 31, and is expected to play in the Super Bowl.

WR | Mark Bradley | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Chicago Bears WR Mark Bradley (ankle) returned to practice Monday, Jan. 29. He had previously missed practice time with a sprained right ankle.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts WR Ricky Proehl (hamstring) is expected to play in Super Bowl XLI Sunday, Feb. 4, despite a hamstring injury, and if Proehl is available, he will join Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius as two players who have appeared in seven (including this year) of the last eight Super Bowls. What makes their bond so unique is that both players have represented three different teams during that span.


Tight End

TE | Kellen Winslow Jr. | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow Jr. (knee) underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery Tuesday, Jan. 30, to remove scare tissue and repair some cartilage damage. He has already been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.


Place Kicker

PK | Josh Brown | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agency News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks PK Josh Brown is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March. Seahawks president Tim Ruskell said the club expects to re-sign Brown before he hits the open market this year.

PK | John Hall | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins PK John Hall (abdomen) admits his future with the club is uncertain. Hall has been working with a bio-mechanical specialist this offseason to regain strength in his abdominal muscles. He hopes to be able to kick again by March.


Defensive Line

DL | Tommie Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brian Hanley, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears rookie DE Mark Anderson was highly productive this season, tallying a club rookie record of 12 sacks in 2006. The talented first-year player said his plummet to the fifth-round of the last year's draft was a chief motivating factor. ''I was happy with where I got drafted,'' Anderson said. ''I was just mad at which round I went in. When I found out I was drafted by Chicago, I knew we had a pretty good chance [of getting to the Super Bowl]. I had high expectations.'' Anderson credits some of his early success to fellow defensive lineman Tommie Harris. ''Tommie Harris, he came and took me under his shoulder,'' Anderson said of the Bears' injured tackle. ''He was probably the first person to help me out. We used to watch film together and work out."

DL | Mark Anderson | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brian Hanley, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears rookie DE Mark Anderson was highly productive this season, tallying a club rookie record of 12 sacks in 2006. The talented first-year player said his plummet to the fifth-round of the last year's draft was a chief motivating factor. ''I was happy with where I got drafted,'' Anderson said. ''I was just mad at which round I went in. When I found out I was drafted by Chicago, I knew we had a pretty good chance [of getting to the Super Bowl]. I had high expectations.'' Anderson credits some of his early success to fellow defensive lineman Tommie Harris. ''Tommie Harris, he came and took me under his shoulder,'' Anderson said of the Bears' injured tackle. ''He was probably the first person to help me out. We used to watch film together and work out."

DL | Montae Reagor | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts DT Montae Reagor (head) says he is expected to return to football next season. "I plan to play," Reagor said. "I'm ahead of schedule. I'm going to do everything in my power to get back. My goal is to come back and be the Comeback Player of the Year." Reagor was placed on the non-football injury list in November after he was involved in an automobile accident Oct. 22.


Linebacker

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (hand) withdrew from the Pro Bowl because of a hand injury sustained during the postseason. Ravens LB Bart Scott will replace him on the AFC Pro Bowl roster.

LB | Bart Scott | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (hand) withdrew from the Pro Bowl because of a hand injury sustained during the postseason. Ravens LB Bart Scott will replace him on the AFC Pro Bowl roster.


Cornerback

CB | Nick Harper | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts QB CB Nick Harper (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 31, and has said that he expects to be ready for the Super Bowl. However, his status is still uncertain and he may not be able to play.


Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (knee) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 31, and is expected to play in the Super Bowl.

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