NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on March 7, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Patrick Ramsey | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agency News
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Denver Broncos have signed unrestricted free-agent QB Patrick Ramsey (Jets) to a two-year contract worth approximately $5 million, with about $1.5 million in guarantees.

QB | Chris Weinke | Free Agent Players | Transaction
Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports the Carolina Panthers have released QB Chris Weinke.

QB | Rex Grossman | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears QB Rex Grossman (shoulder) recently had his right shoulder examined at a hospital. A source close to Grossman says there is nothing to worry about and that Grossman is fine. Grossman had experienced some tenderness and pain in the shoulder, but everything is structurally fine and he is expected to be fully healthy moving forward.

QB | Brad Johnson | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
Updating a previous item, Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys QB Brad Johnson's three-year contract with the team is worth $7.5 million.

QB | Marques Tuiasosopo | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns met with free agent QB Marques Tuiasosopo (Raiders) Monday, March 5, according to a source.


Running Back

RB | Jamal Lewis | Free Agent Players | Transaction, Free Agency News, Fantasy
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports free agent RB Jamal Lewis (Ravens) has signed with the Cleveland Browns. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

RB | Corey Dillon | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, citing John Clayton, of ESPN, reports the Buffalo Bills have shown interest in free-agent RB Corey Dillon (Patriots), and that Dillon may meet with the team Thursday, March 8.

RB | Najeh Davenport | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agency News, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the Pittsburgh Steelers have announced the official re-signing of unrestricted free-agent RB Najeh Davenport to a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

RB | Chris Brown | Tennessee Titans | Free Agency News
John Murhpy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports free agent RB Chris Brown (Titans) has been in communication with the Green Bay Packers.

RB | Thomas Jones | New York Jets | Transaction
The Bergen Record reports the New York Jets signed RB Thomas Jones to a four-year, $20 million contract extension that includes $12 million in guarantees.

RB | Musa Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports the Baltimore Ravens re-signed RB Musa Smith to a one-year contract worth $1 million. The deal includes a base salary of $510,000 and a $490,000 signing bonus.

RB | Domanick Williams | Houston Texans | Injury News
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith said the short-term future of Texans RB Domanick Williams (knee) is in question after he suffered a setback during his rehab. Smith said, "He had some swelling in his knee. We sent him to a specialist in Atlanta, and he's going to have some additional surgery, so the jury's still out on where he is in his rehab process." Another team source said the setback could prevent Williams from being completely ready for spring mini-camps.

RB | Dominic Rhodes | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agency News
Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports the Buffalo Bills are meeting with free agent RB Dominic Rhodes (Colts) Tuesday, March 6.

RB | Travis Henry | Denver Broncos | Free Agency News
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports the departure of free agent RB Travis Henry (Titans) to the Denver Broncos may open the door for free agent RB Chris Brown's (Titans) return to the Tennessee Titans, particularly since new general manager Mike Reinfeldt has not experienced any bad negotiations with Brown's agents.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports Oakland Raiders RB LaMont Jordan has restructured his contract. He was due a $5.75 million roster bonus Monday, March 5, but the team decided to not pay it. The two sides agreed to a reworked contract that will save the Raiders about $2 million in salary-cap space.


Fullback

FB | William Henderson | Free Agent Players | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Green Bay Packers have released FB William Henderson.


Wide Receiver

WR | Darrell Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Michael Smith, of ESPN, reports the San Francisco 49ers are believed to have a strong interest in working out a trade with the Seattle Seahawks for WR Darrell Jackson.

WR | Joe Horn | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction, Free Agency News, Fantasy
Michael Smith, of ESPN.com, reports the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a deal with WR Joe Horn (Saints). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Kelley Washington | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agency News
Paul Kuharsky, of the Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans have expressed an interest in free agent WR Kelley Washington (Bengals).

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agency News
Updating a previous item, Paul Kuharsky, of the Tennessean, reports free agent WR Donte' Stallworth (Eagles) plans to meet with the Tennessee Titans Wednesday, March 7.

WR | Bobby Wade | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings WR Bobby Wade signed a five-year contract worth $15 million. His deal includes $4 million in guarantees.

WR | Ronald Curry | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
Updating a previous item, Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports the Oakland Raiders have signed WR Ronald Curry to a new five-year, $20 million contract, including $8.5 million in guaranteed money.

WR | Kevin Curtis | St. Louis Rams | Free Agency News
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports free agent WR Kevin Curtis (Rams) is expected to visit with the New York Giants.


Tight End

TE | Eric Johnson | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agency News, Fantasy
NFL Network reports the New Orleans Saints have signed unrestricted free-agent TE Eric Johnson (49ers) to a one-year, $2 million contract.

TE | Randy McMichael | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports the Seattle Seahawks have expressed interest in free agent TE Randy McMichael (Dolphins).

TE | Reggie Kelly | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed nine of their 11 offensive starters to a longer contract since March 2005 after the team agreed to terms with TE Reggie Kelly Tuesday, March 6. Only former OG Eric Steinbach (Browns) and retired C Rich Braham have not been retained.

TE | Daniel Graham | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agency News
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the Denver Broncos have signed free agent TE Daniel Graham (Patriots) to a five-year, $30 million contract. The deal includes $15 million in guarantees.

TE | Jerramy Stevens | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agency News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports free agent TE Jerramy Stevens (Seahawks) has visited with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Place Kicker

PK | Jay Feely | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Arthur Staple, of New York Newsday, reports a person familiar with the negotiations said the New York Giants did not significantly increase their previous offer to free-agent PK Jay Feely (Giants), so Feely will not return to the team.

PK | John Hall | Free Agent Players | Transaction
ESPNews reports the Washington Redskins have released PK John Hall.

PK | Mike Vanderjagt | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Jimmy Smith, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports free agent PK Mike Vanderjagt (Cowboys) visited the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, March 6.


Defensive Line

DL | Kevin Carter | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agency News
Paul Kuharsky, of the Tennessean, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free agent DL Kevin Carter (Dolphins) to a four-year, $25 million contract.

DL | Patrick Kerney | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agency News
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports free agent DE Patrick Kerney (Falcons) has signed a six-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks. The deal is worth $39.5 million and includes $19.5 million in guarantees.


Linebacker

LB | Danny Clark | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agency News
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans signed free agent LB Danny Clark (Saints) to a one-year deal Wednesday, March 7. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Tully Banta-Cain | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Tully Banta-Cain signed a three-year contract worth $8.7 million, according to the NFL Network. The deal included a $2.9 million.

LB | Napoleon Harris | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Napoleon Harris' six-year contract with the team is worth $24 million. Harris received a $7.5 million signing bonus and will make $13 million over the first three years of the contract.

LB | Joey Porter | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agency News
Updating a previous item, Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins have signed free agent LB Joey Porter (Steelers) to a five-year, $32 million contract, according to a source. The deal is pending Porter passing a physical examination, which is expected to take place Tuesday, March 6, or Wednesday, March 7. The deal includes a $12 million signing bonus and another $8 million in guaranteed salary.

LB | Rob Morris | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star, reports the Indianapolis Colts re-signed LB Rob Morris to a three-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Brian Simmons | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agency News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the New Orleans Saints have signed free agent LB Brian Simmons (Bengals) to a three-year deal, according to the Times-Picayune. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Cornerback

CB | Jamar Fletcher | Detroit Lions | Free Agency News
Paul Kuharsky, of the Tennessean, reports free agent CB Jamar Fletcher (Lions) plans to meet with the Tennessee Titans Wednesday, March 7.

CB | Donald Strickland | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Free Agency News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers have re-signed free agent CB Donald Strickland. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CB | David Macklin | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agency News
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports free-agent CB David Macklin (Cardinals) reportedly has a visit set up with the Denver Broncos.


Strong Safety

SS | Mike Doss | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agency News
PewterPower.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be meeting with unrestricted free-agent S Mike Doss (Colts) Thursday, March 8.

SS | Todd Johnson | Chicago Bears | Free Agency News
MiamiDolphins.com reports the Miami Dolphins visited with free agent SS Todd Johnson (Bears) Tuesday, March 6.


Free Safety

FS | Kevin Kaesviharn | Cincinnati Bengals | Free Agency News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports free agent S Kevin Kaesviharn (Bengals) could meet with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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