NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on May 18, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
MiamiDolphins.com reports Miami Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper (knee) worked on some things during the Dolphins' organized coaching sessions. "I just want to get my feet wet as far as throwing to some of the guys and working on some of the footwork with the backs. I feel good. There's no real pain, which is a good sign," Culpepper said.

QB | Trent Green | Kansas City Chiefs | Draft Information
Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins may be willing to increase their offer to acquire Kansas City Chiefs QB Trent Green, according to NFL.com. The Dolphins had offered a sixth-round choice in the 2007 NFL Draft.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Lori Nickel, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre (ankle) will not attend the team's upcoming minicamp because he will be attending his daughter's graduation.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
During his press conference Monday, May 14, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid discussed QB Donovan McNabb's (knee) rehabilitation schedule. "He's been throwing once a week, and he looks good in that area. Progressively, he'll be given more days where he can get out and throw, and he'll continue his rehab. The closer we get to camp, he'll be back to full speed. So, we're expecting him, when camp starts, to be able to participate."


Running Back

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said RB Clinton Portis (shoulder, knee) has developed tendonitis in his knee. "He has had some soreness in his knee, but he said he could run and work out on it. He's on his weight [training] program. We'll see how the running goes. We'll see how quickly we can get him back," Gibb said. Portis has been rehabbing a shoulder injury.

RB | LenDale White | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Terry McCormick, of the Nashville City Paper, reports Tennessee Titans RB LenDale White (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, May 16, and is not expected to participate at practice Thursday, May 17, due to a sore hamstring.

RB | Adrian L. Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports the collarbone injury of Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian L. Peterson (collarbone) is healing, and he will not need surgery to add a plate to stabilize the collarbone at this time. Peterson has been participating at the team's minicamp and will not be limited at training camp.

RB | Kevin Jones | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones (foot) did not take part in any team activities Tuesday, May 15, but he was able to run along the sideline. He has had the final two screws removed from his foot.

RB | Julius Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agency News
Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys RB Julius Jones does not believe he will be receiving a contract extension during the offseason, and possibly not during the season either. Jones will be an unrestricted free agent following this season.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan envisions RB/FB Brian Leonard fulfilling multiple roles with the team. Linehan would like to see Leonard earn a few snaps at fullback, running back and as a third-down back each week, plus a play or two in short yardage. "Before it's all said and done, he's in the game for 15-20 snaps," Linehan said of Leonard. "What we're trying to do is ... give Steven [RB Steven Jackson] a little bit of a break without changing the emphasis of using him. I have a hard time pulling Steven out of the game ever personally. But there's got to be times where we manage that."

RB | Brian Leonard | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan envisions RB/FB Brian Leonard fulfilling multiple roles with the team. Linehan would like to see Leonard earn a few snaps at fullback, running back and as a third-down back each week, plus a play or two in short yardage. "Before it's all said and done, he's in the game for 15-20 snaps," Linehan said of Leonard. "What we're trying to do is ... give Steven [RB Steven Jackson] a little bit of a break without changing the emphasis of using him. I have a hard time pulling Steven out of the game ever personally. But there's got to be times where we manage that."


Wide Receiver

WR | Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Howard Bryant, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss (groin) missed practice Thursday, May 17.

WR | Keyshawn Johnson | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Updating previous items, Paul Kuharsky and Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, report the Tennessee Titans will meet with free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers) Friday, May 18.

WR | Rod Smith | Denver Broncos | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith (hip) said his hip has been bothering him since 2004 and that the injury caused him to be slower last season. Smith hopes he will be ready when training camp comes up, but he said that he will not run routes until he is fully healthy.

WR | Roy E. Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Nicholas Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Roy E. Williams (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, May 16, after injuring his hamstring in practice Tuesday, May 15.

WR | Reggie Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports X-rays of the knee of Philadelphia Eagles WR Reggie Brown (knee) showed only a bruise.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Mickey Spagnola, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett will make a concerted effort to get WR Terrell Owens more involved in the Cowboys' offense. Garrett met with Owens to learn what he liked and did not like in an offense.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (leg) left the team's practice early Monday, May 14, after being kicked in the leg. The team is not concerned the injury is serious, however.

WR | Robert Meachem | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Dave Lawrence, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (ankle) struggled some during the team's minicamp because he was a little out of shape and he injured his ankle during practice Sunday, May 13.


Tight End

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (shoulder) will participate on a limited basis during the team's voluntary offseason workouts.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agency News
Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles TE L.J. Smith will not hold out during training camp because his is looking for a new contract. "I'm under contract, so I'm going to play it out. I'm not one for all the controversy. I'm going to come in here and practice hard and play hard and try to help this team win a Super Bowl," Smith said. Smith will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.


Place Kicker

PK | Josh Huston | New York Giants | Injury News
Brendan Prunty, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants PK Josh Huston (appendectomy) did not participate in practice Saturday, May 12, because he is still recovering from an emergency appendectomy earlier in the week.


Defensive Line

DL | Adam Carriker | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams DE Adam Carriker is expected to start at one of the defensive tackle positions, according to head coach Scott Linehan.

DL | Aaron Kampman | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DE Aaron Kampman (knee) may not practice, or he may be limited during the team's minicamp, because he is recovering from knee surgery.

DL | Tommie Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears DT Tommie Harris (hamstring) is not expected to practice during the team's minicamp because he is rehabbing from a hamstring injury.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agency News
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports franchise free-agent DE Dwight Freeney will attend the Indianapolis Colts weekend minicamp.

DL | Reggie Hayward | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars DE Reggie Hayward (Achilles') did not practice Sunday, May 13.

DL | Marcus Stroud | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars DT Marcus Stroud (ankle) did not practice Sunday, May 13.

DL | Jevon Kearse | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
PhiladelphiaEagles.com reports Philadelphia Eagles DE Jevon Kearse (knee) practiced well Saturday, May 12, and "looked great," according to head coach Andy Reid. "He practiced well and up to practice he felt strong. I'm going to watch him. I don't know how much he'll do this afternoon, if anything. But we got good work from him this morning," Reid said.

DL | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Josh Ellis, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys LB Anthony Spencer worked with the first-team defense on seven-on-seven drills Saturday, May 12. Spencer manned the left outside linebacker position, but head coach Wade Phillips said LB Greg Ellis (Achilles') is still the starter.

DL | Bertrand Berry | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals DE Bertrand Berry (triceps) will not practice during the team's minicamp.


Linebacker

LB | Barrett Ruud | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Barrett Ruud will start at middle linebacker this season.

LB | Junior Seau | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Albert Breer, for the Boston Herald, reports the New England Patriots are expected to re-sign unrestricted free-agent LB Junior Seau, according to Jim Trotter, of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Seau has to pass his physical Friday, May 18, before re-signing with the Patriots.

LB | Marcus Washington | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Howard Bryant, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (hip) participated in some of the drills during the team's voluntary workouts. Washington will not be able to practice fully until the Redskins' minicamp in June.

LB | Lemar Marshall | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said he likes that LB Lemar Marshall can play all three linebacker positions. Marshall will compete for the starting weakside linebacker and could be a backup for all the linebacker spots.

LB | Greg Ellis | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Josh Ellis, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys LB Anthony Spencer worked with the first-team defense on seven-on-seven drills Saturday, May 12. Spencer manned the left outside linebacker position, but head coach Wade Phillips said LB Greg Ellis (Achilles') is still the starter.

LB | Lawrence Timmons | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Bob Labriola, of Steelers.com, reports Pittsburgh Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons (groin) sustained a groin injury during the team's minicamp.

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Bob Labriola, of Steelers.com, reports Pittsburgh Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) sustained a hamstring injury during the team's minicamp.


Cornerback

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (back) is not expected to practice during the team's minicamp because he is rehabbing from a back injury.

CB | Leigh Bodden | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns CB Leigh Bodden (ankle) revealed Thursday, May 17, that he recently had right ankle surgery and will miss the team's minicamp. Bodden is hoping to return in time for training camp.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Vito Stellino, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis (quad) practiced Thursday, May 17.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
D. Orlando Ledbetter and Steve Wyche, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons CB DeAngelo Hall (undisclosed) was shaken up during practice Saturday, May 12. He was able to recover and walk to the team's locker room.


Strong Safety

SS | Mike Brown | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears SS Mike Brown will meet with the team to discuss his salary. The Bears are not expected to give him a pay cut, but they would like to get some cap relief if he is injured and misses a lot of time next year.

SS | Donovin Darius | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars SS Donovin Darius (leg) did not practice Sunday, May 13.

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