NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on January 25, 2008 @ 07:27:41 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young is going back to the University of Texas to work towards getting his degree. Young is enrolled full-time for the spring semester. Major Adams, Young's agent, said Young is two semesters shy of his degree in liberal arts and hopes to finish by 2009.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News
Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) was not present for the media portion of practice Friday, Jan. 25.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre (ankle) will not play in the Pro Bowl due to an ankle injury.

QB | Billy Volek | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Chargers are interested in keeping impending unrestricted free-agent QB Billy Volek, but he will likely want to test the free agent market.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (knee), who underwent knee surgery earlier this week, said he expects to be walking by the end of the week. He said he will be ready for the start of training camp.


Running Back

RB | Michael Turner | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers RB Michael Turner will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

RB | Michael Pittman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Michael Pittman (ankle) said he is in great shape and feels that the limited role he has filled the last few seasons has added some years onto his career. He said the only thing that is bothering him is his ankle, which he said is 90 percent healthy.

RB | Cadillac Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports there is a possibility Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams (knee) will not play next season because he is facing a lengthy rehabilitation.


Fullback

FB | Madison Hedgecock | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants FB Madison Hedgecock (illness) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 25.


Wide Receiver

WR | David Givens | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports Tennessee Titans WR David Givens (knee) underwent surgery to repair a knee injury he suffered 14 months ago. It was the third time he has had surgery on his knee. It is not know if he will be able to play next season.

WR | Early Doucet | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News
Louisiana State WR Early Doucet (hamstring) was not on the field for Senior Bowl practice Wednesday, Jan. 23. San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan said Doucet would try to play Saturday, Jan. 26, but he will go home if doctors determine beforehand that he is unable to play.


Defensive Line

DL | Albert Haynesworth | Tennessee Titans | Free Agency News
Paul Kuharsky, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans free-agent DL Albert Haynesworth said that if the team designates him as their franchise player this offseason he is hoping it will eventually lead to a long-term contract. "I'd be disappointed because that would mean they don't really want me here long term," Haynesworth said. "If they franchise me, I feel like they don't really want me here long term, then I'll prepare myself to play like that."

DL | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agency News
Judd Zulgad, of the Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Vikings could make a run at free-agent DL Terrell Suggs (Ravens) in the offseason, according to Scout.com.

DL | Tommie Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DT Tommie Harris (knee) will not participate in the Pro Bowl.

DL | Corey Williams | Green Bay Packers | Free Agency News
Tom Silverstein and Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers will try to re-sign DT Corey Williams. Williams will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.


Linebacker

LB | Jason Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
MiamiDolphins.com reports Miami Dolphins LB Jason Taylor (foot) has chosen not to play in the Pro Bowl due to an injured left foot.

LB | David Pollack | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals LB David Pollack (neck) will meet with Dr. Anthony Guanciale Friday, Feb. 8, to discuss if he will be able to play football again. Pollack has maintained his playing weight in case he is able to play next season. If he is cleared to play, Pollack wants to play defensive end. If he is not cleared to play, he will likely retire.


Cornerback

CB | Kevin Dockery | New York Giants | Injury News
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants CB Kevin Dockery (hip) worked on the sidelines during practice Friday, Jan. 25, and did not participate in individual drills.

CB | Jack Ikegwuonu | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News
Updating a previous item, Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports University of Wisconsin CB Jack Ikegwuonu's (knee) knee injury suffered during training Tuesday, Jan. 22, is limited to his anterior cruciate ligament and may not force him to miss the entire 2008 NFL season. Ikegwuonu will undergo surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament once the swelling subsides.

CB | Drayton Florence | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers CB Drayton Florence will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.


Strong Safety

SS | Michael Johnson | New York Giants | Injury News
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants SS Michael Johnson (illness) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 25.

SS | Tank Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agency News
Calvin Watkins, of The Dallas Morning News, reports the Dallas Cowboys may be interested in Minnesota Vikings SS Tank Williams, who will be an unrestricted free agent during the offseason, if they are not able to re-sign FS Ken Hamlin.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (knee) will not play in the Pro Bowl due to an injured knee.


Free Safety

FS | Ken Hamlin | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agency News
Calvin Watkins, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys FS Ken Hamlin, who is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, may not re-sign with the team if another team offers him more money.

FS | Antoine Bethea | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts FS Antoine Bethea has been named as an injury replacement to the AFC Pro Bowl roster.

FS | Mel Mitchell | New England Patriots | Injury News, Transaction
The Sports Network reports the New England Patriots have placed FS Mel Mitchell (biceps) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2007 season.

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