NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on March 30, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brady Quinn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports the Washington Redskins have scheduled a meeting with Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn at Redskins Park.

QB | David Carr | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Updating a previous item, Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Seattle Seahawks will meet with free agent QB David Carr (Texans) Wednesday, April 4.

QB | JaMarcus Russell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
MediaNews reports the Oakland Raiders are expected to meet with LSU QB JaMarcus Russell prior to the NFL Draft, according to head coach Lane Kiffin.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reporting for the Sporting News, reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has been a regular visitor to the team's offseason training facility and has been working with his wide receivers to develop better timing. He refused to blame his poor performance on last year's motorcycle accident or emergency appendectomy.

QB | Charlie Frye | Cleveland Browns | Draft Information
Tom Withers, of the Canton Repository, reports even though Cleveland Browns QB Charlie Frye and QB Derek Anderson are slated to compete for the starting job, there's also a likelihood the Browns could wind up taking either LSU QB JaMarcus Russell or Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn if things fall into place in the first round.

QB | Trent Edwards | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mike Preston, of the Baltimore Sun, reporting for the Sporting News, reports Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Rick Neuheisel has been dispatched around the country looking at a number of quarterbacks, and one that could interest the team is Stanford QB Trent Edwards.

QB | Kevin Kolb | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Albert Breer, writing for the Boston Herald, reports the New England Patriots sent offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to privately work out Houston QB Kevin Kolb.

QB | J.P. Losman | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reporting for the Sporting News, reports Buffalo Bills QB J.P. Losman got his first look at LG Derrick Dockery (6-6, 330) and RT Langston Walker (6-8, 345) last week when the team began its offseason program. Losman was sacked 47 times last season, but that number could go down dramatically with the two hulks joining stud LT Jason Peters up front. It will also allow Losman more time to throw, check his progressions, and ultimately make better decisions with the football.


Running Back

RB | Adrian L. Peterson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports the Washington Redskins have scheduled a meeting with Oklahoma RB Adrian L. Peterson at Redskins Park.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders RB LaMont Jordan (knee) is participating in the team's offseason conditioning program.

RB | Michael Turner | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports the Green Bay Packers are highly interested in acquiring San Diego Chargers restricted free agent RB Michael Turner.

RB | Antonio Pittman | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Albert Breer, writing for the Boston Herald, reports the New England Patriots have had close contact with Ohio State RB Antonio Pittman, according to those around the program.

RB | Vernand Morency | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Mike Vandermause, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy believes RB Vernand Morency can be his every-down back next season if he stays healthy.

RB | Ladell Betts | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts will remain the primary backup, but he will split the workload with RB Clinton Portis next season.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis will remain the starter, but he will split the workload with RB Ladell Betts next season.

RB | Ricky Williams | CFL | Fantasy
Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams is optimistic and excited about the upcoming 2007 season. ''Ricky is in the best shape of his life,'' agent Leigh Steinberg said Monday, March 26. ``He's passed all of his drug tests, and he's at a place where he's ready to come back to the Dolphins.'' Williams can apply for a return to the NFL in April, and is reportedly healthy, drug free, and working on a book.

RB | Michael Bush | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports the New England Patriots will meet with University of Louisville RB Michael Bush for a pre-draft interview.


Wide Receiver

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports the Washington Redskins will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to work out Ohio State WR Ted Ginn Jr. April 16, according to NFL.com. The Redskins are believed to be bringing QB Jason Campbell to the workout.

WR | Chad Jackson | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Albert Breer, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots WR Chad Jackson (knee) should be running by the time the Patriots hold their veteran minicamp in June and could be cleared for contact by the opening of training camp in mid-July, according to sources.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards is already participating in the team's off-season program. He chose to stay and start the off-season program instead of going to Hawaii to serve as an alternate player rep for the team.

WR | Calvin Johnson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Patrick McManamon, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports even though he might be the best player available, the Oakland Raiders are unlikely to take Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson, because their needs at quarterback are too great.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Albert Breer, writing for the Boston Herald, reports the New England Patriots have had close contact with Ohio State WR Anthony Gonzalez, according to those around the program.

WR | Sidney Rice | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Albert Breer, writing for the Boston Herald, reports South Carolina WR Sidney Rice is scheduled to visit the New England Patriots.

WR | Troy Brown | Free Agent Players | Injury News, Free Agency News
Tom Curran, of NBCSports.com, reports New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said free-agent WR Troy Brown (knee) is in the team's plans for the 2007 season, despite recent surgery to repair a ruptured patella tendon. "I expect Troy to have a role with us this year as far as I'm concerned. He is part of the plan for next season," Belichick said.

WR | Eric Moulds | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams would like to see the Vikings sign unrestricted free-agent WR Eric Moulds (Texans).

WR | Reche Caldwell | New England Patriots | Fantasy
John Tomase, of the Boston Herald, reporting for the Sporting News, reports with all of their offseason wide receiver acquisitions, former starting New England Patriots WR Reche Caldwell will become more of a sideline possession receiver, which is probably what he is best suited for.


Tight End

TE | Kellen Winslow Jr. | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Patrick McManamon, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow Jr. (knee) could benefit greatly from the offense coordinator switch to Rob Chudzinski. Chudzinski was Winslow's coordinator at the University of Miami when he played there. Chudzinski said they would match him up in situations where they can take advantage of his skills.


Defensive Line

DL | Dan Wilkinson | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating an ongoing story, Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan does not believe DL Dan Wilkinson will report by the Friday, March 30, deadline. If Wilkinson does not report to the team by Friday, the team will likely abort their trade with the Miami Dolphins in which they acquired Wilkinson.

DL | Michael Myers | Denver Broncos | Free Agency News
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos have offered free-agent DT Michael Myers (Broncos) a contract.

DL | Erasmus James | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Kevin Seifert, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress does not believe that DE Erasmus James (knee) will contribute much early in the season after his surgery.


Linebacker

LB | Shelton Quarles | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden believes that LB Shelton Quarles (concussion) will be cleared to play next season.

LB | Patrick Willis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mike O'Hara, of the Detroit News, reports the Detroit Lions are going to invite Mississippi LB Patrick Willis to meet with the team sometime before the draft.

LB | E.J. Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kevin Seifert, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings LB E.J. Henderson will be given the first opportunity to start at middle linebacker, according to head coach Brad Childress.


Cornerback

CB | Gary Baxter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Steve Doerschuk, of the Canton Repository, reporting for the Sporting News, reports even though it seems like a long shot, Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (knee) thinks he can get back on the field following autumn surgery to repair ruptured patellar tendons in both knees. General Manager Phil Savage says the 28-year-old cornerback's rehab is going extremely well.

CB | Darrelle Revis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mike Preston, of the Baltimore Sun, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the Baltimore Ravens with the 29th overall pick in the draft could consider Central Michigan OT Joe Staley, Pittsburgh CB Darrelle Revis, or Arkansas CB Chris Houston.

CB | Chris Houston | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mike Preston, of the Baltimore Sun, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the Baltimore Ravens with the 29th overall pick in the draft could consider Central Michigan OT Joe Staley, Pittsburgh CB Darrelle Revis, or Arkansas CB Chris Houston.

CB | Jimmy F. Williams | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino said that CB Jimmy F. Williams will enter mini-camps as the starting right cornerback.


Safety

S | LaRon Landry | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Adam Schefter, of NFL Network, reports the Atlanta Falcons are "enamored" with Louisiana State S LaRon Landry.

S | Reggie Nelson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mike Vandermause, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports the San Diego Chargers will meet with University of Florida S Reggie Nelson sometime before the draft, according to NFL.com.

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