NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on March 5, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Joey Harrington | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Fantasy
ESPNews reports the Miami Dolphins have cut QB Joey Harrington.

QB | Kerry Collins | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
The Tennessee Titans have officially announced re-signing QB Kerry Collins (Titans). Details of the contract were not disclosed.

QB | Brad Johnson | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Tim MacMahon, of the Dallas Morning News, reports the Dallas Cowboys are meeting with free agent QB Brad Johnson (Vikings) Monday, March 5.

QB | Marques Tuiasosopo | Oakland Raiders | Free Agency News
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets are scheduled to bring in free agent QB Marques Tuiasosopo (Raiders) for a visit.

QB | Patrick Ramsey | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans are scheduled to meet with free agent QB Patrick Ramsey (Jets) this week.

QB | Brady Quinn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports the Oakland Raiders spent time with Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn the past few days.

QB | Vinny Testaverde | New England Patriots | Free Agency News
Tom Rock, of Newsday, reports the New York Jets will probably bring in a veteran QB who can act as a mentor and push QB Kellen Clemens from the No. 3 spot. Unrestricted free-agent QB Vinny Testaverde (Patriots) is one possibility.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn will perform a full positional workout at his Pro Day Sunday, March 4. However, according to several sources, Quinn will not run the 40-yard dash or compete in any of the other normal combine-type drills. Quinn will likely perform those drills during his second Pro Day March 22, as it will come on the heels of LSU QB JaMarcus Russell's Pro Day March 14.

QB | Jake Plummer | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jake Plummer has announced his retirement. Plummer filed his paperwork for retirement Friday, March 2, but the process is not complete. Plummer posted a message on his charitable foundation's website saying his decision was final. "I want to thank my family and close friends for their loyal support through these fun-filled, roller-coaster years. Secondly, I owe all of my greatest achievements in football to the men who stood by me as teammates and coaches. Football has been awesome to me in many ways. I leave the game with my health and happiness and look forward to the future. I've got many rivers to cross."


Running Back

RB | Thomas Jones | New York Jets | Transaction, Breaking News, Fantasy
Michael Smith, of ESPN.com, reports the Chicago Bears have traded RB Thomas Jones and the 63rd overall selection in the 2007 draft to the New York Jets for the 37th overall selection in the 2007 draft.

RB | T.J. Duckett | Washington Redskins | Free Agency News
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets are scheduled to bring in free agent RB T.J. Duckett (Redskins) for a visit at some point later in the week.

RB | Travis Henry | Denver Broncos | Transaction
ESPNews reports the Denver Broncos have signed RB Travis Henry (Titans) to a five-year contract worth $12 million.

RB | Darius Walker | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports Notre Dame RB Darius Walker ran the 40-yard dash with times of 4.56 seconds and 4.57 seconds at his Pro Day March 4.

RB | Ahman Green | Houston Texans | Free Agency News, Fantasy
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports unrestricted free-agent RB Ahman Green (Packers) has reached a contract agreement with the Houston Texans. John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the deal is worth $23 million over four years and has $6.5 million guaranteed.

RB | Tatum Bell | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Tom Kowalski, of mlive.com, reports the rumor that the New York Giants want to trade for Detroit Lions RB Tatum Bell just won't go away. Some pretty good sources are insisting that something is in the works.

RB | Corey Dillon | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Tom Rock, of Newsday, reports unrestricted free-agent RB Corey Dillon (Patriots) said he wants to be an every-down back in 2007. The New York Jets are committed to their committee concept, which would make him an unlikely fit for the team.

RB | Chris Brown | Tennessee Titans | Free Agency News
Tom Rock, of Newsday, reports unrestricted free-agent RB Chris Brown (Titans) is scheduled to meet with the New York Jets early next week.

RB | Correll Buckhalter | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agency News
Marc Narducci and Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports free agent RB Correll Buckhalter (Eagles) is expected to visit with the Denver Broncos this week, according to league sources.

RB | Dominic Rhodes | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agency News
Vinny DiTrani, of the Bergen Record, reports free agent RB Dominic Rhodes (Colts) left the New York Giants without a contract, but the team was "favorably impressed" by him, according to a team source. Talks are expected to continue.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports the Baltimore Ravens will attempt to re-sign free agent RB Jamal Lewis (Ravens) to a one-year contract over the next couple of days before looking at other options.


Fullback

FB | B.J. Askew | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agency News
Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free agent FB B.J. Askew (Jets) to a multi-year deal. Terms of the deal were not available.


Wide Receiver

WR | Wes Welker | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The NFL Network reports New England Patriots WR Wes Welker signed a five-year contract with the team. The deal is worth $18.1 million with $10 million guaranteed.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agency News
ESPN.com reports free agent WR Donte' Stallworth (Eagles), according to a report in The Philadelphia Daily News, is a participant in the league's substance-abuse program and could be subjected to a suspension should he violate terms of the program again. Stallworth has yet to visit any teams this offseason as a free agent.

WR | Drew Bennett | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Nick Wagoner, of St. Louis Rams.com, reports St. Louis Rams WR Drew Bennett should work well in the slot, due to his ability to go up and get jump balls, and also his size. Bennett should immediately contribute as the team's No. 3 receiver behind starters WR Isaac Bruce and WR Torry Holt.

WR | Kevin Curtis | St. Louis Rams | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Tom Kowalski, of mlive.com, believes that unrestricted free-agent WR Shaun McDonald's (Rams) visit to the Detroit Lions means one of two things. Either the Lions are trying to put some pressure on unrestricted free-agent WR Kevin Curtis (Rams) to sign a contract, or the Lions want both Curtis and McDonald, and that means that the Lions would likely cut ties with WR Mike Williams.

WR | Mike Williams | Detroit Lions | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Tom Kowalski, of mlive.com, believes that unrestricted free-agent WR Shaun McDonald's (Rams) visit to the Detroit Lions means one of two things. Either the Lions are trying to put some pressure on unrestricted free-agent WR Kevin Curtis (Rams) to sign a contract, or the Lions want both Curtis and McDonald, and that means that the Lions would likely cut ties with WR Mike Williams.

WR | Dennis Northcutt | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agency News
Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to terms with free agent WR Dennis Northcutt (Browns) on a five-year contract worth $3.4 million per season, including a $4.5 million signing bonus. Northcutt will take a physical Sunday, March 4, and if he passes, he will sign the deal Monday, March 5.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Transaction, Fantasy
Len Pasquarelli, of EPSN.com, reports Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson has signed a six-year contract extension with the team. The deal is worth $60 million and includes $15 million in guarantees. It is believed the new contract created more than $6 million in new 2007 cap room.

WR | Ashley Lelie | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agency News
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports free agent WR Ashley Lelie (Falcons) has signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers. He will make $3.2 million in the first year and a maximum of $6 million over both years of the contract.


Tight End

TE | Randy McMichael | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Fantasy
ESPNews reports the Miami Dolphins have cut TE Randy McMichael.

TE | David Martin | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agency News
Alex Marvez and Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun-Sentinel, report the Miami Dolphins have signed free agent TE David Martin (Packers) to a contract, according to a source. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

TE | Reggie Kelly | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agency News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports free agent TE Reggie Kelly (Bengals) is scheduled to meet with the Oakland Raiders Monday, March 5.

TE | Kyle Brady | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit
Albert Breer, of the Boston Herald, reports the big reason New England Patriots TE Kyle Brady is being brought in, presumably, is to replace TE Daniel Graham's blocking. Maybe the new Patriot gets chances in the passing game, but it would seem likely he will slide into Graham's role, which wouldn't necessarily give him a ton of chances as a receiver.

TE | Marcus Pollard | Free Agent Players | Transaction
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions TE Marcus Pollard has been released.


Place Kicker

PK | Martin Gramatica | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
ESPNews reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed PK Martin Gramatica (Cowboys) to a two-year contract. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

PK | Josh Brown | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Clare Farnsworth, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reporting for the Sporting News, reports even though the Seattle Seahawks slapped the franchise tag on PK Josh Brown, they are still determined to sign him to a long-term contract.


Defensive Line

DL | David Bowens | Miami Dolphins | Free Agency News
Updating a previous item, Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports free agent DE David Bowens (Dolphins) will meet with the New York Jets Monday, March 5, according to a source.

DL | Lance Legree | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agency News
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports free agent DT Lance Legree (49ers) will meet with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, March 7, according to a source close to the situation.

DL | Kevin Carter | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports free agent DE Kevin Carter (Dolphins) will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, March 5. Carter is extremely interested in playing with the team, according to his agent Harold Lewis.

DL | Kenyon Coleman | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agency News
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets are showing interest in unrestricted free-agent DE Kenyon Coleman (Cowboys). Coleman was only a backup for the Dallas Cowboys, but he was productive and shows potential. Coleman could visit the Jets during the upcoming week.

DL | Dewayne White | Detroit Lions | Free Agency News
Updating a previous item, The Associated Press reports the Detroit Lions have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with free agent DE Dewayne White (Buccaneers). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Aubrayo Franklin | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agency News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent DT Aubrayo Franklin (Ravens). He received a three-year, $6 million contract with the team.

DL | Antwan Lake | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
Doug Miller, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports the New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with DT Antwan Lake.

DL | Tyoka Jackson | Free Agent Players | Transaction
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions DL Tyoka Jackson has been released.

DL | Antwan Peek | Cleveland Browns | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Cleveland Browns announced the signing of free agent LB Antwan Peek (Texans) to a three-year contract.


Linebacker

LB | Rob Morris | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
ESPNews reports the Indianapolis Colts have re-signed LB Rob Morris. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Chris Draft | Carolina Panthers | Free Agency News
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports the New Orleans Saints have formally met with free agent LB Chris Draft (Panthers).

LB | Brian Simmons | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports the New Orleans Saints may reach a deal with free agent LB Brian Simmons (Bengals) Monday, March 5.

LB | Joey Porter | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agency News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports the Cincinnati Bengals should know by Monday, March 5, whether free agent LB Joey Porter (Steelers) plans to visit with the team.

LB | Danny Clark | New Orleans Saints | Free Agency News
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans are scheduled to meet with free agent LB Danny Clark (Saints) this week.

LB | Cato June | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agency News
Arthur Staple, of Newsday, reports even though unrestricted free-agent LB Cato June (Colts) was rumored to be on his way to the New York Giants, June's agent hasn't heard from the team.

LB | Tully Banta-Cain | New England Patriots | Free Agency News
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports free agent LB Tully Banta-Cain (Patriots) visited the St. Louis Rams over the weekend. The team made him a contract offer, but Banta-Cain decided to shop the free-agent market more.

LB | Adalius Thomas | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agency News
John Tomase, of the Boston Herald, reports the New England Patriots signed free agent LB Adalius Thomas (Ravens) to a five-year, $37.5 million contract, with $24 million coming in the first three years, according to the NFL Network.


Cornerback

CB | Shawn Springs | Washington Redskins | Transaction
ESPN.com reports Denver Broncos CB Dre' Bly, according to several sources cited in The Washington Post, was upset at being traded from the Detroit Lions to the Broncos and would rather have been dealt to the Washington Redskins. Once Bly was dealt to the Broncos, the Redskins attempted to negotiate a trade, offering CB Shawn Springs, however the teams were unable to work out a deal. Bly is reportedly miffed at being in Denver because the Broncos are unwilling to extend his contract, which has one year and $4.2 million remaining.

CB | Dre' Bly | Denver Broncos | Transaction
ESPN.com reports Denver Broncos CB Dre' Bly, according to several sources cited in The Washington Post, was upset at being traded from the Detroit Lions to the Broncos and would rather have been dealt to the Washington Redskins. Once Bly was dealt to the Broncos, the Redskins attempted to negotiate a trade, offering CB Shawn Springs, however the teams were unable to work out a deal. Bly is reportedly miffed at being in Denver because the Broncos are unwilling to extend his contract, which has one year and $4.2 million remaining.

CB | Kenny Wright | Cleveland Browns | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Cleveland Browns announced the signing of free agent CB Kenny Wright (Redskins) to a three-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CB | Travis Fisher | St. Louis Rams | Free Agency News
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports unrestricted free-agent CB Travis Fisher (Rams) visited the Washington Redskins on Saturday, March 3.

CB | Nick Harper | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agency News
Tom Rock, of Newsday, reports the New York Jets are expected to reach out to unrestricted free-agent CB Nick Harper (Colts) in the coming days. He would be a nice fit opposite CB Andre Dyson.

CB | Walt Harris | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
Matt Maioco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Walt Harris has agreed to a two-year contract extension.

CB | Roderick Hood | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agency News
Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports free agent CB Roderick Hood (Eagles) is expected to visit the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, March 4.

CB | Fred Smoot | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agency News
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports free agent CB Fred Smoot (Vikings) has signed a five-year contract worth a total of $25 million with the Washington Redskins.


Strong Safety

SS | Tank Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agency News
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports free agent S Tank Williams re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings.


Free Safety

FS | Kevin Kaesviharn | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agency News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports free agent S Kevin Kaesviharn (Bengals) met with the New Orleans Saints Saturday, March 3, according to theredzone.org.

FS | Deon Grant | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agency News
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports the New Orleans Saints have formally met with free agent FS Deon Grant (Jaguars).

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