NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on March 26, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Kelly Holcomb | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Buffalo Bills have acquired Philadelphia Eagles DT Darwin Walker and an undisclosed draft pick in exchange for LB Takeo Spikes and QB Kelly Holcomb.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports Louisiana State University QB JaMarcus Russell has accepted an invitation to be in New York City for draft festivities.

QB | Trent Green | Kansas City Chiefs | Draft Information
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports the Kansas City Chiefs may not trade QB Trent Green until before the NFL Draft in April. "This could go on for the next few weeks," Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson said. Trade talks between the Chiefs and Miami Dolphins are at an impasse, as both sides appear to be very far apart. The Chiefs would like a second-round draft choice for Green while the Dolphins have offered a seventh-round pick.

QB | Brady Quinn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
The Detroit Free Press reports Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn met with Detroit Lions president Matt Millen and head coach Rod Marinelli Thursday, March 22.


Running Back

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Gary Fitzgerald, of the Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (shoulder) may try to participate in the team's mini-camp in June, if he feels he is ahead of schedule. "[The goal] has always been to be back by training camp--and I definitely know I'm on that schedule. If I can get ahead of schedule, I'll try to come back by mini-camp."

RB | Adrian L. Peterson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports University of Oklahoma RB Adrian L. Peterson has accepted an invitation to be in New York City for draft festivities.

RB | Marshall Faulk | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Fantasy
StLouisRams.com reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk officially retired from the NFL Monday, March 26.

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Injury News
John Tomase, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (shoulder) had offseason shoulder surgery that showed "fairly significant damage," according to a league source. The long-term impact, however, is unclear at this point. The team could not confirm whether Maroney is taking part in the team's offseason conditioning program.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dwayne Jarrett | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Giants will be interviewing University of Southern California WR Dwayne Jarrett in the next few weeks.

WR | Calvin Johnson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson has accepted an invitation to be in New York City for draft festivities.


Place Kicker

PK | Olindo Mare | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
Alex Marvez and Ethan J. Skolnick, of the Sun-Sentinel, report Miami Dolphins PK Olindo Mare is willing to give back a $250,000 roster bonus received earlier this month in order for the team to release him. The Dolphins have yet to respond to Mare's offer, nor have they allowed agent Drew Rosenhaus to negotiate a trade with another team. "I don't understand the holdup," Mare said. "It's frustrating. I've got a family as well and a new baby. I'm ready to move on." Mare added he would be willing to play under the terms of his current contract if traded. Mare will earn base salaries of $1.75 million with annual roster bonuses of $250,000 through the 2009 season.


Defensive Line

DL | Darwin Walker | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Buffalo Bills have acquired Philadelphia Eagles DT Darwin Walker and an undisclosed draft pick in exchange for LB Takeo Spikes and QB Kelly Holcomb.

DL | Andre Wadsworth | Free Agent Players | Transaction, Free Agency News
The New York Jets have signed unrestricted free-agent DL Andre Wadsworth (Cardinals). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Anthony Adams | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Free Agency News
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Chicago Bears have reached an agreement on a four-year contract with unrestricted free-agent DT Anthony Adams (49ers). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Linebacker

LB | Takeo Spikes | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Buffalo Bills have acquired Philadelphia Eagles DT Darwin Walker and an undisclosed draft pick in exchange for LB Takeo Spikes and QB Kelly Holcomb.

LB | Kawika Mitchell | Free Agent Players | Transaction, Free Agency News
Arthur Staple, of Newsday, reports the New York Giants have signed unrestricted free-agent LB Kawika Mitchell (Chiefs) to a one-year contract worth $1 million.


Cornerback

CB | Lenny Walls | St. Louis Rams | Free Agency News
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the St. Louis Rams agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free agent CB Lenny Walls (Chiefs). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, although it is believed to be for the veteran minimum base salary.

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