NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on January 7, 2008 @ 07:11:36 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Todd Collins | Washington Redskins | Free Agency News
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins QB Todd Collins is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. Collins would like to find an opportunity to play somewhere. "It comes down to opportunities," Collins said. "I'd like to have an opportunity to play. I don't know if that's going to happen here or if it's going to happen elsewhere. But I'd like to hear what they have to say."

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Fantasy
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said the team is planning to retain QB Chad Pennington and have Pennington and QB Kellen Clemens compete for the starting job during training camp.

QB | Kellen Clemens | New York Jets | Fantasy
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said the team is planning to retain QB Chad Pennington and have Pennington and QB Kellen Clemens compete for the starting job during training camp.

QB | Michael Vick | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick could be eligible to have his sentence of 23 months in federal prison reduced through a drug treatment program. Vick's expected release date is scheduled for July 2009 if he serves the full 23 months.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young went 16-for-29 passing for 138 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception in the team's wild-card playoff game.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers went 19-for-30 passing for 292 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the team's wild-card playoff game.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jeff Garcia was 23-for-39 for 207 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions Sunday, Jan. 6, during the team's Wild Card loss.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants QB Eli Manning was 20-for-27 for 185 yards with two touchdowns Sunday, Jan. 6, during his first postseason victory of his career.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was 29-for-42 for 337 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions Saturday, Jan. 5.

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard was 9-for-21 for 140 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions during the team's 31-29 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday, Jan. 5. Garrard also had five carries for 58 rushing yards.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck was 20-for-32 for 229 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions Saturday, Jan. 5, during the team's 35-14 Wild Card win.


Running Back

RB | Michael Bennett | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Michael Bennett is scheduled to become an unrestricted free-agent in 2008. Bennett said he wants to be with the Buccaneers in 2008 but may choose to pursue other options.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Fantasy
Vinny DiTrani, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 66 yards on 17 carries in the team's wild-card playoff game. He led the team in rushing.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 76 yards against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10. Tomlinson has 233 yards on 66 carries in his career against the Colts. The Chargers play at Indianapolis in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

RB | Ahman Green | Houston Texans | Injury News, Fantasy
Brooke Bentley, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Ahman Green (knee) will not need surgery for his knee injury.

RB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Earnest Graham had 18 carries for 63 rushing yards with one touchdown Sunday, Jan. 6. He also caught four passes for 27 receiving yards during the Wild Card game.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs had 13 carries for 34 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown during the team's Wild Card win Sunday, Jan. 6. He also caught two passes for 16 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.

RB | Najeh Davenport | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najeh Davenport had 16 carries for 25 rushing yards with two touchdowns during the team's Wild Card game Saturday, Jan. 5. He also caught two passes for 23 receiving yards.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew scored two touchdowns during the team's Wild Card win Saturday, Jan. 5. Jones-Drew had eight carries for 29 rushing yards with one rushing touchdown and one reception for a 43-yard touchdown during the game.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, the Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (ankle) suffered a sprained left ankle Saturday, Jan. 5. He finished the game with 20 carries for 52 rushing yards and four receptions for 28 receiving yards.


Fullback

FB | Kyle Eckel | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots FB Kyle Eckel's (chest) status for the team's Divisional Round playoff game is uncertain. He did not practice last week.

FB | Lorenzo Neal | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers FB Lorenzo Neal (fibula) missed the team's past five games but may return to practice Wednesday, Jan. 9.


Wide Receiver

WR | David Patten | New Orleans Saints | Free Agency News
Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun Herald, reports New Orleans Saints WR David Patten is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

WR | Keenan McCardell | Washington Redskins | Free Agency News
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins WR Keenan McCardell is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

WR | Reche Caldwell | Washington Redskins | Free Agency News
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins WR Reche Caldwell is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Garafolo, of the Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle, knee) said he tore a ligament in his ankle early in the season and has played with it ever since. "Everybody thinks it's just a sprain. It's not. I tore my ligament off the bone. That's why I haven't been practicing. Anybody else would be on IR at home," Burress said. Burress has also been dealing with an injured left knee.

WR | Drew Carter | Carolina Panthers | Free Agency News
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins may be interested in Carolina Panthers WR Drew Carter, an impending free agent, during the offseason.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Chicago Bears | Free Agency News
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins may be interested in Chicago Bears WR Bernard Berrian, an impending free agent, during the offseason.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens (ankle) continues to limp because of his high ankle sprain. His teammates are confident he will be able to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game. Head coach Wade Phillips said he faces a dilemma in playing Owens in the game and the possibility of not having him for the rest of the playoffs. Owens may be limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 9.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson had a career-high 114 receiving yards in the team's Wild Card Round playoff game. Jackson has never had a 100-yard receiving game.

WR | Terry Glenn | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Terry Glenn (knee) participated in the team's walkthrough Monday, Jan. 7. He will practice Wednesday, Jan. 9, and play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game. Head coach Wade Phillips does not believe Glenn will start in the game, but he should see more playing time.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez (foot) is expected to be available and play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison (knee) is expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

WR | Chris Chambers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers WR Chris Chambers caught six passes for 121 yards in the team's wild-card playoff game.

WR | Keyshawn Johnson | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports ESPN analyst and free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers) has contacted Miami Dolphins vice president of football operations Bill Parcells about returning as either a player or in a front office capacity, according to sources.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks WR D.J. Hackett caught six passes for 101 receiving yards with one touchdown Saturday, Jan. 5.

WR | Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss caught six passes for 68 yards with one touchdown Saturday, Jan. 5.

WR | Antwaan Randle El | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins WR Antwaan Randle El caught 10 passes for 94 yards with one touchdown Saturday, Jan. 5.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (calf) is out for the team's Wild Card game. WR Bobby Engram will start in his place.

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (calf) is out for the team's Wild Card game. WR Bobby Engram will start in his place.


Tight End

TE | Anthony Becht | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Free Agency News
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Anthony Becht is scheduled to become an unrestricted free-agent in March 2008. Becht has three more years left on his contract but those are expected to void. Becht said Monday, Jan. 7, that he wants to test the free-agent market but is not opposed to re-signing with the Buccaneers.

TE | Kyle Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots TE Kyle Brady (foot) will likely play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game. He took part in one of the team's two practices last week.

TE | L.J. Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agency News
Reuben Frank, of PhillyBurbs.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles general manager Tom Heckert said the Eagles will consider placing the franchise tag on impending free-agent TE L.J. Smith.

TE | Eric Johnson | New Orleans Saints | Free Agency News
Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun Herald, reports New Orleans Saints TE Eric Johnson is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (toe) dislocated his left big toe in the team's Wild Card Round playoff game. Gates underwent an MRI Monday, Jan. 7, and his status for the Divisional Round playoff game will be determined as the week goes on.

TE | Ben Utecht | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Ben Utecht (shoulder) is suffering from a shoulder injury and is uncertain to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

TE | Heath Miller | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller caught eight passes for 85 yards with one touchdown during the team's Wild Card game Saturday, Jan. 5.


Place Kicker

PK | Nate Kaeding | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers PK Nate Kaeding (fibula) handled kickoffs during the team's Wild Card Round playoff game but is considered questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game.

PK | Rob Bironas | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans PK Rob Bironas made two of his three field goal attempts during the team's wild-card playoff game.


Defensive Line

DL | Ty Warren | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots DL Ty Warren (undisclosed) will likely play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game. He took part in one of the team's two practices last week.

DL | Michael Strahan | New York Giants | Injury News
Mike Garafolo, of the Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants DE Michael Strahan (hip) briefly left the team's wild-card playoff game because of a hip injury. He was able to return a few plays later.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff (knee) participated in the team's walkthrough Monday, Jan. 7. He will be able to practice fully Wednesday, Jan. 9.


Linebacker

LB | Cato June | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Cato June (foot) did not play in the team's Wild Card Round playoff game due to a broken foot. June said Monday, Jan. 7, that he injured his foot in the 2007 season finale against the Carolina Panthers.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Free Agency News
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins will likely heavily pursue Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs, an impending free agent, during the offseason, according to league sources.

LB | Gerris Wilkinson | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants LB Gerris Wilkinson (knee) is expected to practice Wednesday, Jan. 9, after spraining his right knee in the team's Wild Card playoff game.

LB | Tyjuan Hagler | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts LB Tyjuan Hagler (toe) is expected to be fine and is expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

LB | Coy Wire | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills LB Coy Wire (neck) underwent neck surgery this week. He is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the 2008 season.


Cornerback

CB | Ellis Hobbs | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs (undisclosed) will likely play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game. He did not practice last week.

CB | Asante Samuel | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots CB Asante Samuel (undisclosed) will likely play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game. He did not practice last week.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (foot, toe, knee) participated in the team's walkthrough Monday, Jan. 7. He will be able to practice fully Wednesday, Jan. 9.

CB | Sam Madison | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants CB Sam Madison (abdomen) may not be able to return to practice Wednesday, Jan. 9.


Free Safety

FS | Antoine Bethea | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Indianapolis Colts FS Antoine Bethea (knee) is expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

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