NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on January 30, 2008 @ 07:28:11 PDT



QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) was listed on the team's injury report Wednesday, Jan. 30, with full participation in practice. Brady was listed with a shoulder injury.

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Len Pasquarelli, of, reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre said Wednesday, Jan. 30, that he has yet to decide if he will play an 18th NFL season. Favre had one of his best seasons in 2007, leading the Packers to a 13-3 record and an appearance in the NFC Championship Game.

Running Back

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Randy Covitz, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson confirmed Wednesday, Jan. 30, that he had a cracked bone in his right foot that caused him to miss the last eight games of the 2007 season. "I can't even tell you the medical term," Johnson said on Wednesday while attending Super Bowl activities. "The bone in my fourth toe by the joint had a slight crack in it, and it shifted a little bit."

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) withdrew from the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl Wednesday, Jan. 30. He will be replaced by Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee.

RB | Warrick Dunn | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy reports Atlanta Falcons RB Warrick Dunn is the inaugural winner of The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP award. The Home Depot Neighborhood MVP is a national program that recognizes players who make a positive impact in their local communities. Dunn will receive a $25,000 donation which will go to his foundation, the Warrick Dunn Foundation.

RB | Fred Taylor | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
The NFL announced Jacksonville Jaguars RB Fred Taylor was named the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year Wednesday, Jan. 30.

RB | Travis Henry | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos RB Travis Henry said Monday, Jan. 28, that he wants to play for the Broncos in 2008. "I want to make it right to the Broncos, the fans and myself," he said. "I want to be a Bronco and make it all right. I don't want to be anywhere else. I owe those people something for all that happened last year. I want to clear my name there. I'm so hungry to do right there." Henry was facing a possible one-year suspension from the NFL earlier in the season due to an alleged positive drug test but won his appeal.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee was named to the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl as an injury replacement Wednesday, Jan. 30, due to an injury to San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee). It will be McGahee's first Pro Bowl appearance.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Marla Ridenour, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns RB Jamal Lewis would like to remain with the team. He is hoping to receive a long-term contract before free agency begins, according to his agent Mitch Frankel. "It would be a great move for the Browns and Jamal. Hopefully by the end of the month he'll be a Brown for a long time," Frankel added.

RB | Tony Temple | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
The Associated Press reports Missouri RB Tony Temple dropped his appeal Tuesday, Jan. 29, for an extra year of eligibility and will enter the 2008 NFL Draft.

Wide Receiver

WR | Jabar Gaffney | New England Patriots | Injury News, Fantasy
Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots WR Jabar Gaffney (shoulder) was listed on the team's injury report Wednesday, Jan. 30, as being limited in practice. Gaffney was listed with a shoulder injury.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) took limited snaps in practice Wednesday, Jan. 30, and is expected to start Super Bowl XLII.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss said during his media session Tuesday, Jan. 29, that he would like to retire with the Patriots.

WR | Chad Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson is asking to be traded to the Miami Dolphins.

Defensive Line

DL | Shaun Rogers | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Tom Kowalski, of, reports the Detroit Lions will not waive DL Shaun Rogers in the offseason. Head coach Rod Marinelli said Tuesday, Jan. 29, that the team will either trade Rogers or he will report to training camp in July.


LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Larry Mayer, of, reports Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (undisclosed) will not play in the 2008 Pro Bowl. He will be replaced by Dallas Cowboys LB Greg Ellis.


CB | Kevin Dockery | New York Giants | Injury News
New York Giants CB Kevin Dockery (hip) practiced Wednesday, Jan. 30, and could play as the team's nickel back in Super Bowl XLII.

CB | Aaron Ross | New York Giants | Injury News
John Clayton, of, reports New York Giants CB Aaron Ross (illness) became sick with the flu prior to the team's flight to Arizona Monday, Jan. 28, causing a one-hour delay upon departure from Newark-Liberty International Airport.

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