NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on March 12, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | John Navarre | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agency News
Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports the Indianapolis Colts have signed unrestricted free-agent QB John Navarre (Cardinals). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Dylan B. Tomlinson, of PackersNews.com, reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre (ankle) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from ankle surgery. Head coach Mike McCarthy said, "He's in constant communication with the training room. I talked to him yesterday. Everything's fine. We feel he's ahead of schedule. He feels fine. He feels like he could do a lot more than they've asked him to do. He hasn't had any problems at all. I think he's getting the stitches out in the next day or so."

QB | Joey Harrington | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Brian Allee-Walsh, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the Carolina Panthers are in the market for a backup quarterback after releasing 2000 Heisman Trophy winner QB Chris Weinke. Unrestricted free-agent QB Joey Harrington (Dolphins) may be a possibility down the road.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set for a real battle at quarterback come training camp. Neither incumbent QB Chris Simms nor newcomer QB Jeff Garcia has been given any assurances they will start, so the two will fight it out for the top job during the offseason workout program and training camp.

QB | Chris Simms | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set for a real battle at quarterback come training camp. Neither incumbent QB Chris Simms nor newcomer QB Jeff Garcia has been given any assurances they will start, so the two will fight it out for the top job during the offseason workout program and training camp.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder) has shed the brace he wore following surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He is expected to be ready for training camp and could possibly see action in mini-camp.

QB | Brady Quinn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans will not trade up from the No. 8 spot to select Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn in the NFL Draft. If Quinn were still available when the team selects they likely would not pass Quinn up, however. Team officials insist they are trying to acquire draft picks and not surrender them.


Running Back

RB | Corey Dillon | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports the Philadelphia Eagles may have their sights set on unrestricted free-agent RB Corey Dillon (Patriots) to be a complement to RB Brian Westbrook.

RB | Anthony Thomas | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
ESPNews reports the Buffalo Bills have re-signed RB Anthony Thomas (Bills). Details of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Reuben Droughns | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants RB Reuben Droughns is likely to be a backup to third-year RB Brandon Jacobs, who is the front-runner to succeed retired RB Tiki Barber in the Meadowlands.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants RB Reuben Droughns is likely to be a backup to third-year RB Brandon Jacobs, who is the front-runner to succeed retired RB Tiki Barber in the Meadowlands.

RB | Dominic Rhodes | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders RB Dominic Rhodes may not play full-time with his new team. Rhodes split time in Indianapolis last year with rookie RB Joseph Addai and will likely do the same with RB LaMont Jordan in Oakland.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders RB Dominic Rhodes may not play full-time with his new team. Rhodes split time in Indianapolis last year with rookie RB Joseph Addai and will likely do the same with RB LaMont Jordan in Oakland.

RB | Edgerrin James | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Kent Somers, of the Arizona Republic, reporting for the Sporting News, reports new Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is going to place a heavy emphasis on the run. The club plans to run 35 to 40 times a game, and it will utilize two or three backs, instead of asking RB Edgerrin James to carry that big of a load.

RB | Vernand Morency | Green Bay Packers | Draft Information
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports the Green Bay Packers will likely wait until after the NFL Draft to help bolster the running back position behind RB Vernand Morency and RB Noah Herron. "We're going to bring in some competition for them," said general manager Ted Thompson.

RB | Noah Herron | Green Bay Packers | Draft Information
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports the Green Bay Packers will likely wait until after the NFL Draft to help bolster the running back position behind RB Vernand Morency and RB Noah Herron. "We're going to bring in some competition for them," said general manager Ted Thompson.

RB | Chris Brown | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports free agent RB Chris Brown (Titans) may try to make contact with the Indianapolis Colts early this week, according to a league source. Brown would replace departed RB Dominic Rhodes (Raiders).

RB | LenDale White | Tennessee Titans | Free Agency News
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports free agent RB Chris Brown (Titans) expects to receive a multi-year contract offer from one of the several teams he has met with, according to a league source. However, another alternative could have Brown re-signing with the Tennessee Titans to a one-year deal loaded with incentives and then hit the market again in 2008. Brown would potentially be able to earn more on that type of deal if he were to beat out RB LenDale White for the starting job.


Fullback

FB | Cory Schlesinger | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agency News
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Miami Dolphins have signed free-agent FB Cory Schlesinger (Lions) to a two-year contract worth $2 million.


Wide Receiver

WR | Shaun McDonald | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agency News
Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports the Detroit Lions have signed unrestricted free-agent WR Shaun McDonald (Rams) to a two-year, $2.8 million contract.

WR | Quincy Morgan | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agency News
Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports the Denver Broncos have re-signed unrestricted free-agent WR Quincy Morgan. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Kelley Washington | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agency News
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the New England Patriots have signed WR Kelley Washington (Bengals). The contract can be for as short as one year and as long as five. It includes a signing bonus of $300,000 and can be worth $22 million if the team keeps him for the full term of the deal. If the Patriots wish to keep Washington beyond 2007, they'll have to pay him an option payment, believed to be $4 million.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reporting for the Sporting News, reports with WR Joe Horn off to the Atlanta Falcons, WR Marques Colston will be the New Orleans Saints No.1 wide receiver in 2007.

WR | Calvin Johnson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to have a hard time laying off Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson if he falls to No. 4 in the NFL Draft. Outside of a tendency to lose focus and drop some passes, Johnson has virtually no flaws in his game. They could also trade down and take the best available defensive lineman.

WR | Kevin Curtis | St. Louis Rams | Free Agency News
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the Tennessee Titans have expressed interest in unrestricted free-agent Kevin Curtis (Rams), but Curtis would prefer not to any make more trips at this point. He has told his new agents, Bruce and Ryan Tollner, that his main objectives are playing for a playoff contender, preferably in a warm-weather city, and to be a starter.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | New England Patriots | Free Agency News
Updating a previous item, Michael Smith and Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, report the New England Patriots have agreed to terms with free agent WR Donte' Stallworth (Eagles) on a six-year, $33.1 million contract. The deal, however, can be as short as one year or as long as six seasons. Stallworth will receive an initial signing bonus of $1 million, a roster bonus of $1.6 million and a $300,000 workout bonus, to go along with his 2007 base salary of $700,000, totaling $3.6 million for the 2007 campaign. However, for the team to retain Stallworth for the 2008 season, they must pay him an option bonus of $6 million by Feb. 25. Also, a subsequent roster bonus of $2 million would be due March 1, as well as a second roster bonus of $1.6 million based on playing time, a base salary of $1 million and a $400,000 workout bonus. Stallworth would earn $11 million for 2008, or a two-year total of $14.6 million. If the Patriots were to keep Stallworth for 2009, they would have to pay a $2 million option bonus by Feb. 25 of that year. Including terms of bonuses and base salary, Stallworth would earn $5 million in 2009, for a three-year total of $19.6 million. The final three seasons of the contract include workout bonuses of $500,000 each and base salaries of $4 million each.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Jean-Jacques Taylor, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens did not know the team's entire playbook last season. Members of the organization knew Owens was not familiar with the playbook. On occasion, QB Tony Romo and others would have to tell him plays during practice.


Tight End

TE | Matt Spaeth | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the New Orleans Saints are likely to take a tight end with one of their three fourth-round picks. Some players they might consider are Arizona State TE Zach Miller, Iowa TE Scott Chandler, Minnesota TE Matt Spaeth and Deleware TE Ben Patrick.

TE | Scott Chandler | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the New Orleans Saints are likely to take a tight end with one of their three fourth-round picks. Some players they might consider are Arizona State TE Zach Miller, Iowa TE Scott Chandler, Minnesota TE Matt Spaeth and Deleware TE Ben Patrick.

TE | Zach Miller | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the New Orleans Saints are likely to take a tight end with one of their three fourth-round picks. Some players they might consider are Arizona State TE Zach Miller, Iowa TE Scott Chandler, Minnesota TE Matt Spaeth and Deleware TE Ben Patrick.

TE | Ben Patrick | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the New Orleans Saints are likely to take a tight end with one of their three fourth-round picks. Some players they might consider are Arizona State TE Zach Miller, Iowa TE Scott Chandler, Minnesota TE Matt Spaeth and Deleware TE Ben Patrick.


Defensive Line

DL | Jeff Zgonina | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Jeff Darlington, of Miami Herald, reports the Houston Texans are close to a contract with unrestricted free-agent DL Jeff Zgonina (Dolphins).

DL | Ian Scott | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Denver Broncos will meet with free agent DT Ian Scott (Bears) Monday, March 12, according to a league source.

DL | Dewayne White | Detroit Lions | Transaction
Mark Craig, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Detroit Lions DE Dewayne White's five-year contract with the team is worth $29 million and includes $13 million guaranteed.

DL | Kenyon Coleman | New York Jets | Transaction
Updating a previous item, Rick Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets DE Kenyon Coleman's deal with the team is a five-year contract worth $20.5 million with a $4.5 million signing bonus. The deal includes base salaries of $1 million (2007), $4 million (2008), $3 million (2009), $3 million (2010) and $2.5 million (2011).

DL | Justin Harrell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Clare Farnsworth, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the Seattle Seahawks might be targeting a defensive tackle in the 2007 NFL Draft. The Seahawks could have a shot at selecting Tennessee DT Justin Harrell or Florida DT Marcus Thomas in the second round.

DL | James Hall | St. Louis Rams | Draft Information
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reporting for the Sporting News, reports signing DL James Hall as a free agent doesn't preclude the St. Louis Rams from taking another defensive lineman such as Purdue DL Anthony Spencer in the 2007 draft. Louisville DL Amobi Okoye could be another possibility for the Rams at No. 13 overall if he is still available. Another option could be North Carolina State DL Tank Tyler.

DL | Amobi Okoye | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reporting for the Sporting News, reports signing DL James Hall as a free agent doesn't preclude the St. Louis Rams from taking another defensive lineman such as Purdue DL Anthony Spencer in the 2007 draft. Louisville DL Amobi Okoye could be another possibility for the Rams at No. 13 overall if he is still available. Another option could be North Carolina State DL Tank Tyler.

DL | Anthony Spencer | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reporting for the Sporting News, reports signing DL James Hall as a free agent doesn't preclude the St. Louis Rams from taking another defensive lineman such as Purdue DL Anthony Spencer in the 2007 draft. Louisville DL Amobi Okoye could be another possibility for the Rams at No. 13 overall if he is still available. Another option could be North Carolina State DL Tank Tyler.

DL | Tank Tyler | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reporting for the Sporting News, reports signing DL James Hall as a free agent doesn't preclude the St. Louis Rams from taking another defensive lineman such as Purdue DL Anthony Spencer in the 2007 draft. Louisville DL Amobi Okoye could be another possibility for the Rams at No. 13 overall if he is still available. Another option could be North Carolina State DL Tank Tyler.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Marcus Thomas | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Clare Farnsworth, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the Seattle Seahawks might be targeting a defensive tackle in the 2007 NFL Draft. The Seahawks could have a shot at selecting Tennessee DT Justin Harrell or Florida DT Marcus Thomas in the second round.


Defensive End

DE | Adam Carriker | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Dennis Georgatos, of the San Jose Mercury News, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the San Francisco 49ers could target Nebraska DE Adam Carriker with the 11th overall pick. Carriker has drawn the attention from the 49ers personnel staff and head coach Mike Nolan, who got a chance to visit with him during the NFL Combine. Carriker has good instincts and displayed very good speed for a big man at the Combine.


Linebacker

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs, who is the team's franchise player, said he is prepared to sit out the 2007 season if the Bears do not trade or release him. He went on to say he's played his last down for the team and will never play in Chicago again.

LB | Ryan Fowler | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agency News
Updating previous reports, John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports the offer sheet restricted free-agent LB Ryan Fowler (Cowboys) signed with the Tennessee Titans is worth about $12 million over four years and includes about $4 million in up-front money.

LB | Cato June | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Paul Schwartz, of the New York Post, reports the New York Giants have made contact with free agent LB Cato June's (Colts) agent. No visit has been scheduled.


Cornerback

CB | Asante Samuel | New England Patriots | Free Agency News
Albert Breer, of the MetroWest Daily News, reports New England Patriots CB Asante Samuel will not report to the team's offseason program without a new deal in place, according to his agent, Alonzo Shavers. Although franchise-tagged free agents are allowed to participate, most players do not in order to protect their financial interests. Samuel is scheduled to earn $7.79 million in 2007 as the team's franchise player.

CB | Nick Harper | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Terry McCormick, of the Nashville City Paper, reports free-agent CB Nick Harper's (Colts) first choice of teams to play for may be the Tennessee Titans. Harper apparently has no more visits scheduled with other teams after meeting with the Titans on Thursday, March 8.

CB | Daylon McCutcheon | Free Agent Players | Transaction
Jeff Walcoff, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports the Cleveland Browns have released CB Daylon McCutcheon.


Strong Safety

SS | Mike Doss | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports the Philadelphia Eagles, despite earlier reports, have no interest in unrestricted free-agent S Mike Doss (Colts).

SS | Michael Boulware | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks expect FS Mike Green (foot) to be ready for the 2007 season. He could challenge for a starting spot. Green was beating out SS Michael Boulware for the starting strong-safety job last summer when a foot injury ended his season.


Free Safety

FS | Mike Green | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks expect FS Mike Green (foot) to be ready for the 2007 season. He could challenge for a starting spot. Green was beating out SS Michael Boulware for the starting strong-safety job last summer when a foot injury ended his season.

FS | Deon Grant | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agency News
Danny O'Neil, of the Seattle Times, reports the arrival of FS Deon Grant and FS Brian Russell likely means free agent FS Ken Hamlin won't be back with the Seattle Seahawks.

FS | Brian Russell | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agency News
Danny O'Neil, of the Seattle Times, reports the arrival of FS Deon Grant and FS Brian Russell likely means free agent FS Ken Hamlin won't be back with the Seattle Seahawks.

FS | Ken Hamlin | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agency News
Danny O'Neil, of the Seattle Times, reports the arrival of FS Deon Grant and FS Brian Russell likely means free agent FS Ken Hamlin won't be back with the Seattle Seahawks.

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