NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on January 23, 2008 @ 06:41:07 PDT



QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers have announced QB Philip Rivers (knee) underwent successful surgery Wednesday, Jan. 23, to repair a torn ACL. Rivers is expected to rehab for four to six months.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Karen Guregian, of The Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) is suffering from a mild high ankle sprain but is not expected to miss any playing time due to the injury.

QB | Trent Green | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Harvey Fialkov, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins vice president of football operations Bill Parcells expressed interest in keeping QB Trent Green. Green could make up to $3.73 million this season and would likely need to take a pay cut.

QB | Jason Campbell | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Jason Reid, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell (knee) says he is "85 to 90 percent" in his rehabilitation from a dislocated left kneecap. Campbell continues to rehab at Redskins Park. "At the same time, you still have to continue to rehab until you get all the strength back. You don't want to go home for the break and not be fully recovered."

Running Back

RB | Chauncey Washington | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Southern California RB Chauncey Washington ran the ball well in team drills during Senior Bowl practice Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Wide Receiver

WR | Terry Glenn | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said WR Terry Glenn (knee) will need microfracture surgery to repair his injured knee. It usually takes one year to recover from the surgery. Jones said he will sit down with Glenn to discuss his future.

WR | Early Doucet | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports Louisiana Southern WR Early Doucet (hamstring) suffered a knee injury in practice.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Rick Herrin, of the Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the Cowboys will pick up WR Terrell Owens' $3 million roster bonus, which means Owens will return for the 2008 season.

Tight End

TE | John Carlson | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News
Notre Dame TE John Carlson (illness) will not play in the Senior Bowl. He has suffered a bout of food poisoning and reportedly lost 17 pounds in eight days.

Place Kicker

PK | Rhys Lloyd | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
Steve Reed, of the Gaston Gazette, reports the Carolina Panthers signed PK Rhys Lloyd to a two-year contract Tuesday, Jan. 22. Lloyd will be given an opportunity to earn a roster spot during the team's 2008 training camp. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Defensive Line

DL | Tommy Kelly | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Free Agency News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports the Oakland Raiders will likely try to re-sign impending unrestricted free-agent DL Tommy Kelly (knee) before the free agent period begins.

DL | Kentwan Balmer | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports North Carolina DL Kentwan Balmer (hamstring) is unable to play in the Senior Bowl because of a minor hamstring injury that forced him to miss practice Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Defensive End

DE | Quentin Groves | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News
Auburn DE Quentin Groves (shoulder) will not play in the Senior Bowl.


LB | Shawn Crable | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News, Draft Information
University of Michigan LB Shawn Crable (back, leg) suffered apparent back and leg injuries during Senior Bowl practice Wednesday, Jan. 23. He returned to the field without a helmet and watched the remainder of practice.

LB | Jonathan Vilma | New York Jets | Injury News
Tom Rock, of Newsday, reports New York Jets LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) said he has not talked to the Jets about his future with the team. He currently has two years left on his contract.

LB | Beau Bell | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports UNLV LB Beau Bell (knee) suffered a knee injury in practice.


CB | Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Tennessee State CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is performing impressively during Senior Bowl practices. Some sources say he has worked his way into the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

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