NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on April 27, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT



QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun Herald, reports the rehabilitation process for New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (elbow) is going well. Brees said, "The elbow is good. I guess not maybe at 100 percent, but it's where I want it to be right now. I'm able to do everything in the weight room and with our conditioning program. So I'm good."

Running Back

RB | Michael Turner | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agency News
Adam Caplan, of, reports restricted free-agent RB Michael Turner has signed his one-year, $2.35 million tender offer from the San Diego Chargers.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports the Kansas City Chiefs are shopping RB Larry Johnson to the Buffalo Bills.

RB | Carnell Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Draft Information, Fantasy
Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Carnell Williams believes that he could benefit if the Buccaneers decide to select University of Oklahoma RB Adrian L. Peterson with their first-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.

Wide Receiver

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Draft Information, Fantasy
ESPN's Ed Werder reports there is a chance the Oakland Raiders work out a trade with the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the NFL Draft. There is speculation the Browns could send WR Braylon Edwards to the Raiders in addition to the No. 3 pick overall for the first-overall selection.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
ESPNews reports the Dallas Cowboys will pick up WR Terrell Owens' $3 million option bonus for 2007.

WR | Marcus Robinson | Detroit Lions | Free Agency News
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions announced they have signed unrestricted free-agent WR Marcus Robinson (Vikings) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

WR | Dante' Hall | St. Louis Rams | Draft Information
Updating a previous item, Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams have swapped third-round picks in this year's NFL Draft as part of the trade which sent WR Dante' Hall to the Rams Wednesday, April 25.

Defensive Line

DL | Jared Allen | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs DE Jared Allen will be suspended for the first four games of the 2007 season for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. "I'm sorry my actions of last year will affect my teammates, coaches and fans," Allen said. "I have definitely learned from my mistakes and am glad to finally put this entire thing behind me once and for all. I will be with the Chiefs this year and will do everything I can to help bring a championship back to the great fans of KC."

DL | Charles Grant | New Orleans Saints | Free Agency News
Updating a previous item, Len Pasquarelli, of, reports the New Orleans Saints have agreed with franchise free-agent DE Charles Grant (Saints) on a seven-year deal, which could be worth up to $63 million, according to league sources. The deal includes $20 million in guaranteed money.

DL | Kelly Gregg | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
John Clayton, of, reports Baltimore Ravens DT Kelly Gregg has reached a four-year extension with the team worth $20.3 million. The deal includes $3.5 million in guarantees.

DL | Bobby McCray | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agency News
Vito Stellino, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars restricted free-agent DE Bobby McCray will not report for any of the team's offseason functions until he receives a new contract. McCray, who is coming off a 10-sack season, has not signed his $1.85 million tender from the club.

DL | Darrion Scott | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agency News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports restricted free-agent DE Darrion Scott is expected to sign his one-year tender offer from the Minnesota Vikings sometime next week.


LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Draft Information
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins are still pursuing Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs and a deal may be done before or during the 2007 NFL Draft. The chances that the trade will occur are "50-50," according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The two teams have discussed different trade scenarios, but the Redskins refuse to add LB Rocky McIntosh or extra draft picks in the deal. The trade originally offered would most likely be the one that would occur. The Redskins would receive Briggs and the 31st overall pick, while the Bears would receive the sixth overall pick. If the trade occurs, the Redskins would look to draft University of Texas CB Aaron Ross, University of Texas S Michael Griffin or University of Oklahoma LB Rufus Alexander.

LB | Edgerton Hartwell | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Adam Caplan and Tony Pauline, of, report unrestricted free-agent LB Edgerton Hartwell (Falcons) is looking to sign with a team before the start of the 2007 NFL Draft, according to sources. The Cincinnati Bengals are seen as the frontrunners to sign Hartwell, with the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos also interested.

LB | Shelton Quarles | Free Agent Players | Transaction
The NFL Network reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Shelton Quarles has been released from the team after failing his physical.

LB | Al Wilson | Denver Broncos | Transaction
John Clayton, of, reports the Denver Broncos have not yet released LB Al Wilson.

LB | Demorrio Williams | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction, Free Agency News
Len Pasquarelli, of, reports restricted free-agent LB Demorrio Williams (Falcons) has re-signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Williams signed his one-year qualifying offer worth $1.3 million.


CB | Brian Kelly | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Draft Information
Sal Palantonio, of ESPN, reports the Detroit Lions are talking to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers about a trade for the second overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. There are several trade scenarios being discussed between the teams. One scenario is the Buccaneers would trade the fourth overall pick and their two second-round picks to the Lions for the second pick. This scenario is unlikely, since the Buccaneers have yet to be willing to trade what is being asked for by the Lions. Another scenario involves the Lions taking Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson, while the Buccaneers would take University of Clemson DE Gaines Adams. After the selections, the Buccaneers would trade Adams, another player, possibly CB Brian Kelly, and maybe an additional pick for Johnson.

CB | Jason David | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agency News
Len Pasquarelli, of, reports the New Orleans Saints have officially signed restricted free-agent CB Jason David (Colts) to a four-year deal worth $16.5 million, after the Indianapolis Colts declined to match the Saints offer sheet.

CB | Kelly Herndon | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Kelly Herndon (ankle) could be ready for June minicamps.

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