NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on January 21, 2008 @ 05:27:56 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was selected as the team's Most Inspirational Player along with LB Carlos Polk. Rivers threw for 3,152 yards and 21 touchdowns during the 2007 season. He completed 133 of 214 passes for 1,656 yards with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions in an eight-game winning streak. Rivers has the highest career passing rating during the regular season in team history. He and Polk receive the Emil Karas Memorial Award for winning the Most Inspirational Player of the Year Award.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) started in the AFC Championship Game. He was listed as probable for the game.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning will play in Super Bowl XLII against the New England Patriots. It took Eli's brother, Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning, four years longer to make an appearance in a Super Bowl.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre was 19-for-35 for 236 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions during the NFC Championship Game.

QB | Erik Ainge | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports University of Tennessee QB Erik Ainge will play in the Senior Bowl.

QB | Brian Brohm | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports University of Louisville QB Brian Brohm has pulled out of the Senior Bowl.

QB | Xavier Lee | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Florida State University QB Xavier Lee declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.


Running Back

RB | Laurence Maroney | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots RB Laurence Maroney scored a touchdown in the AFC Championship game. It was the fifth consecutive game he has scored a touchdown.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers selected RB LaDainian Tomlinson as the team's Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year. It is his fifth MVP and Offensive Player of the Year Award in his career. Tomlinson won his second-consecutive rushing title by rushing for 1,474 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also moved into the seventh spot for most touchdowns in NFL history with 129. He was given the Rodney Culver Memorial Award for being named the team's Offensive Player of the Year.


Wide Receiver

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News, Fantasy
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin (hip, toe) said he expects to be ready for all the offseason activities.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver caught five passes for 141 yards, including an 90-yard touchdown reception, during the NFC Championship Game.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress caught 11 passes for 154 receiving yards during the NFC Championship Game.

WR | Darius Reynaud | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports West Virginia University WR Darius Reynaud declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.

WR | Sean Penix | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports University of Arkansas WR Sean Penix declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.

WR | Selwyn Lymon | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Purdue University WR Selwyn Lymon declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.

WR | Malcolm Kelly | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports University of Oklahoma WR Malcolm Kelly has declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.

WR | Ryan Grice-Mullen | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports University of Hawaii WR Ryan Grice-Mullen has declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.

WR | Earl Bennett | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Vanderbilt University WR Earl Bennett has declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.

WR | Jerry Porter | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders WR Jerry Porter, who will be an unrestricted free-agent during the offseason, may not return to the team next season.


Tight End

TE | Leonard Pope | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said TE Leonard Pope (ankle) should be ready for the start of training camp.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (toe) has returned to the team's AFC Championship game versus the New England Patriots.


Place Kicker

PK | Nate Kaeding | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers PK Nate Kaeding converted field goals of 26, 23, 40 and 24 yards during the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20. He accounted for all of the team's scoring during the Chargers' 21-12 loss to the New England Patriots.


Defensive Line

DL | Anthony Hargrove | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills DL Anthony Hargrove was suspended for one year without pay Monday, Jan. 21, for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. It was the third time Hargrove had failed a drug test and his second since August 2007. He was previously suspended four regular season games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.


Defensive End

DE | Phillip Merling | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Clemson University DE Phillip Merling declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.

DE | Jeremy Geathers | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports University of Nevada-Las Vegas DE Jeremy Geathers has declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.

DE | Johnny Dingle | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports West Virginia University DE Johnny Dingle has declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.


Linebacker

LB | Karlos Dansby | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agency News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals general manager Rod Graves said he plans to meet with the agent of impending free-agent LB Karlos Dansby this week in Mobile, Ala.

LB | Lamar Myles | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports University of Louisville LB Lamar Myles declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.

LB | Jerod Mayo | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports University of Tennessee LB Jerod Mayo declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.


Defensive Back

DB | Orlando Scandrick | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Boise State DB Orlando Scandrick declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.

DB | Kenny Phillips | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports University of Miami (Fla.) DB Kenny Phillips declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.

DB | Demario Bobo | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Mississippi State University DB Demario Bobo has declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.


Cornerback

CB | Antonio Cromartie | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers selected CB Antonio Cromartie as the team's Defensive Player of the Year. Cromartie recorded 10 interceptions on the season and became the first Charger to ever win the NFL's interceptions title. He had 10 interceptions in a nine-game stretch. Cromartie is the second Defensive Player of the Year in team history to score two-return touchdowns in a single game. He set an NFL record with a 109-yard missed field goal return. He was given the David Griggs Memorial Award for being the team's Defensive Player of the Year.

CB | Sam Madison | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants CB Sam Madison (abdomen) played in the team's NFC Championship Game and appeared to make it through the game fine.

CB | Reggie Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports University of Oklahoma CB Reggie Smith declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.

CB | Justin King | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Penn State University CB Justin King has declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.


Strong Safety

SS | Rodney Harrison | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots SS Rodney Harrison (thigh) started in the AFC Championship Game. He was listed as probable for the game.

SS | Adrian Wilson | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said SS Adrian Wilson (heel) should be ready for the start of training camp. Wilson will probably not be able to participate in OTAs during the offseason.


Free Safety

FS | Mel Mitchell | New England Patriots | Injury News
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots FS Mel Mitchell (biceps) did not play in the AFC Championship Game because of a biceps injury.

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