NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on June 22, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jessica Hopp, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young (calf) practiced Thursday, June 21. Young wore a brace around his leg but did not appear hindered.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden said QB Jeff Garcia has taken "a vast majority" of the snaps during practice.

QB | Daunte Culpepper | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper (hand) said he was fine after injuring his non-throwing hand in a two-car accident. "I got a contusion on the top of my left hand and X-rays were negative. I am fine," said Culpepper via e-mail.


Running Back

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Chris Colston, of USA Today, reports Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Jeff Davidson hopes to improve the team's running game in 2007. The Panthers ranked 24th in the league in rushing last season but are going to utilize a zone-blocking scheme this season. The new system could work well for RB DeAngelo Williams, who played in a similar format at Memphis during his college days.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Jason Whitlock, of the Kansas City Star, reports there is a possibility Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson will hold out during training camp if he does not get a new contract. "The point I'd like to get out is that if we were to have to hold out, it would be for the sake of good business, not being greedy. I think the picture that is being painted right now in the eyes of the fans is that we're coming into this negotiation being greedy. It's not good business for a player who rushes the ball 416 times in a season, back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons, back-to-back 1,700-yard seasons, back-to-back broken Kansas City Chiefs records, it's not good business for him to come back in and play for $1.7 million. And that's a sensitive area because $1.7 million is a lot more than most people in Kansas City make," said Alvin Keels, Johnson's agent.

RB | Chris J. Henry | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Teresa M. Walker, of the Associated Press, reports Tennessee Titans RB Chris J. Henry is a candidate to start at running back this season.

RB | LenDale White | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Teresa M. Walker, of the Associated Press, reports Tennessee Titans RB LenDale White is a candidate to start at running back this season.

RB | Chris Brown | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Teresa M. Walker, of the Associated Press, reports Tennessee Titans RB Chris Brown is a candidate to start at running back this season.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (shoulder, knee) said his shoulder and knee rehabilitation are ahead of schedule. "My shoulder feels really good but my knee is still a little sore from running around. My shoulder really hasn't given me a problem. I am focusing on strengthening my quads right now so that I can get my knee healthy," Portis said.


Wide Receiver

WR | Ashley Lelie | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan said he expects WR Ashley Lelie (quadriceps) to be ready for the opening of training camp.

WR | Darrell Jackson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan said he expects WR Darrell Jackson (toe) to be ready for the opening of training camp.

WR | Dwayne Jarrett | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Updating a previous report, Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports Darin Morgan, agent for Carolina Panthers WR Dwayne Jarrett (undisclosed), confirmed Jarrett was in a car accident Wednesday, June 20. "At this point, it appears that Dwayne only has bumps and bruises. Dwayne has consulted with the Panthers' medical personnel and we will continue to monitor his medical situation. Dwayne and I talked soon after the accident and thank goodness he was wearing his seatbelt and wasn't seriously hurt," said Morgan.

WR | Maurice Stovall | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Maurice Stovall is apparently challenging WR Michael Clayton for the starting Z position.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) might practice once per day during the start of training camp.

WR | Amani Toomer | New York Giants | Injury News
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants WR Amani Toomer (knee) will likely practice once per day during training camp.


Tight End

TE | Alge Crumpler | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino said he is does not exactly know how to use TE Alge Crumpler (knee) because he has not seen Crumpler practice.


Defensive Line

DL | Rod Coleman | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Chris Pika, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino said DT Rod Coleman (quadriceps) is ahead of schedule with the rehab on his quadriceps injury.

DL | Simeon Rice | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Simeon Rice (shoulder) attended practice Tuesday, June 19, but did not participate.

DL | Aaron Kampman | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Lori Nickel, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers DE Aaron Kampman (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, June 18, because of a knee injury.

DL | Justin Harrell | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Lori Nickel, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy expects DT Justin Harrell (biceps) to be ready for the start of training camp.

DL | Michael Strahan | New York Giants | Injury News
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants DL Michael Strahan (foot) will likely practice once per day during training camp.

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury News
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants DL Justin Tuck (foot) will likely practice once per day during training camp.


Linebacker

LB | Abdul Hodge | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Lori Nickel, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers LB Abdul Hodge (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, June 18, because of a knee injury.

LB | Marcus Washington | Washington Redskins | Injury News
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (hip) may line up as a defensive end during passing downs this season so he can rush the quarterback. "I hope [Washington] is able to make those big impact plays. He is a playmaker, and he has one tempo: all-out. As we analyzed [the defense last season], we had to pick certain guys who have a skill level to come off the end and rush the passer. Marcus will have a lot of opportunities," said defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.


Cornerback

CB | Donald Strickland | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan said he expects CB Donald Strickland (knee) to be ready for the opening of training camp.

CB | Shawntae Spencer | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan said he expects CB Shawntae Spencer (foot) to be ready for the opening of training camp.

CB | Brian Kelly | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden said CB Brian Kelly (toe) was held out of practice Wednesday, June 20.

CB | Kelly Herndon | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jessica Hopp, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans CB Kelly Herndon (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Tuesday, June 19.

CB | Fred Smoot | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
David Elfin, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Fred Smoot is expected to be the team's nickelback this season, with CB Shawn Springs and CB Carlos Rogers being the projected starting cornerbacks.


Strong Safety

SS | Tanard Jackson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced they have signed fourth-round draft choice S Tanard Jackson. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

SS | Donovin Darius | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports unrestricted free-agent SS Donovin Darius (Jaguars) visited with Oakland Raiders Wednesday, June 20. He said he was leaving without signing a contract.

SS | Keith Davis | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys S Keith Davis will play at strong safety this season. He played at free safety last season.


Free Safety

FS | Chris Hope | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jessica Hopp, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans FS Chris Hope (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 20, because of a hip flexor injury.

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