NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on July 6, 2007 @ 16:00:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports barring a massive upset during training camp, Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson will be the team's starting quarterback entering the 2007 season.

QB | Brodie Croyle | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports barring a massive upset during training camp, Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle will be the team's starting quarterback entering the 2007 season.


Running Back

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Mark Bradley, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood may get as many touches as RB Warrick Dunn this season.

RB | DeShaun Foster | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports Carolina Panthers RB DeShaun Foster remains the team's unquestioned No. 1 running back entering the 2007 season. He started a career-high 14 games last season but has a long list of previous injuries on his resume. Foster, who is expected to share time with RB DeAngelo Williams this season, seems to be more productive when sharing the workload.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams said most of his tentativeness is now gone but he still has to learn a new blocking scheme in front of him. However, the zone-blocking techniques are familiar to him from his days in college. "I actually feel more comfortable," Williams said. "It's like second nature for me." The one-cut style running scheme is something Williams feels is very running back-friendly. Williams also shed five pounds and feels quicker at 212 pounds. He is expected to share time with RB DeShaun Foster in 2007.

RB | Dominic Rhodes | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Steve Corkran, of the San Jose Mercury News, reports Oakland Raiders RB Dominic Rhodes would be suspended for one year if he violates the league's substance-abuse policy another time. He will miss the first four games of the 2007 season due to suspension. The Raiders have not released a statement on his suspension, nor has Rhodes been available for comment.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Steve Corkran, of the San Jose Mercury News, reports Oakland Raiders RB LaMont Jordan is expected to start at tailback in 2007.

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said during a radio interview that RB Laurence Maroney (shoulder) should be ready for training camp. "We'll have to see how that comes along. I'm sure he'll be close. He's doing well. He's worked extremely hard this offseason. I'm sure he'll be ready to go. What the exact time will be, we'll wait and see how that comes along. But I'm sure he'll be ready to go," said Belichick.


Wide Receiver

WR | Arnaz Battle | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Arnaz Battle will likely start at flanker this season.

WR | Darrell Jackson | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Darrell Jackson (toe) will likely start at split end this season.


Tight End

TE | Greg Olsen | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Chicago Bears feel rookie TE Greg Olsen will see action quickly while adding another dimension to their passing attack. Olsen, however, will need to improve on his blocking skills.


Place Kicker

PK | Dave Rayner | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Rob Demovsky, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers PK Dave Rayner is a candidate for the starting kicker job on the team.

PK | Mason Crosby | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Rob Demovsky, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers PK Mason Crosby is a candidate for the starting kicker job on the team.


Defensive Line

DL | Tank Johnson | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
The St. Petersburg Times reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not interested in unrestricted free-agent DT Tank Johnson (Bears) at this time, but may have interest later in the season.

DL | Tommie Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
ChicagoBears.com reports Chicago Bears DT Tommie Harris (hamstring) will be ready for training camp, according to general manager Jerry Angelo.

DL | Chike Okeafor | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kent Somers, of the Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals LB Chike Okeafor is expected to start at outside linebacker this season since the team is likely to play a 3-4 defense. Okeafor played defensive end last season.

DL | Bertrand Berry | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kent Somers, of the Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals LB Bertrand Berry is expected to start at outside linebacker this season since the team is likely to play a 3-4 defense. Berry played defensive end last season.

DL | Darnell Dockett | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kent Somers, of the Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals DL Darnell Dockett is expected to start at left defensive end this season.

DL | Justin Harrell | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Rob Demovsky, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers DT Justin Harrell (biceps) is a candidate for the starting defensive tackle job next to DT Ryan Pickett.

DL | Montae Reagor | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Josh Wheeling, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles DT Montae Reagor (knee) is expected to be able to participate in full practices at the start of training camp.


Linebacker

LB | Dhani Jones | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints have signed LB Dhani Jones (Eagles) to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

LB | Karlos Dansby | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kent Somers, of the Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby is expected to start at inside linebacker this season since the team is likely to play a 3-4 defense. Dansby played outside linebacker last season.

LB | LaVar Arrington | Free Agent Players | Injury News, Free Agency News
The Associated Press reports unrestricted free-agent LB LaVar Arrington (arm, leg, wrist) was released from the hospital Monday, July 2. Arrington was involved in a motorcycle accident in Washington about two weeks ago, resulting in broken bones in one of his arms, legs and wrists.

LB | Shelton Quarles | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports the Detroit Lions are likely one of the teams that has looked into the availability of unrestricted free-agent LB Shelton Quarles (Buccaneers).


Cornerback

CB | Marlin Jackson | Indianapolis Colts | Depth Chart Tidbit
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts CB Marlin Jackson is expected to start at one of the cornerback spots this season.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Indianapolis Colts | Depth Chart Tidbit
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts CB Kelvin Hayden is expected to start at one of the cornerback spots this season.

CB | Torrie Cox | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The St. Petersburg Times reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Torrie Cox, who was suspended for the first four games of the season, will be allowed to participate in training camp and the team's preseason games, but will be unable to practice with the team beginning Aug. 31.

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