NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on February 22, 2008 @ 06:06:48 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brett Favre | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said QB Brett Favre has yet to make a decision on his future with the team.

QB | Matthew Flynn | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Louisiana State QB Matthew Flynn weighed in at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 22, at 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds. Flynn said he will be participating in all of the events at the NFL Combine, except for the bench press.

QB | Sam Keller | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Nebraska QB Sam Keller said that he has talked with the Houston Texans during the NFL Scouting Combine.

QB | Derek Anderson | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Mary Kay Cabot, of The Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns offered QB Derek Anderson a three-year deal around the $18 million range. Anderson and the Browns have until Thursday, Feb. 28, to reach an agreement before Anderson becomes a restricted free agent.

QB | Matt Ryan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Boston College QB Matt Ryan said during his NFL Scouting Combine interview that it does not does not matter if he is picked first overall just as long as an organization gives him an opportunity to play in the league. "It doesn't really matter what number pick that is, as long as someone gives me a chance," Ryan said.

QB | Joe Flacco | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Delaware QB Joe Flacco said during his NFL Scouting Combine interview that the biggest myth about his game is that he is trying to dispel is he is not able to move. "Just because I'm 6-6, 236 doesn't mean I can't move. I like to think that I'm a pretty good athlete and I'm out to show that," Flacco said. He hopes to run in the 4.6s during the 40-yard dash.

QB | Andre' Woodson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Kentucky QB Andre' Woodson weighed in at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 22, at 6-foot-4 and 229 pounds.

QB | T.C. Ostrander | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News, Draft Information
Stanford QB T.C. Ostrander (hamstring) is expected to participate in the throwing drills at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 22, but is not expected to run due to a hamstring injury.

QB | Chad Henne | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Michigan QB Chad Henne weighed in at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine at 6-foot-2 7/8 and 235 pounds. Henne was in Irvine, Calif., training at Athlete's First.

QB | Erik Ainge | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
During his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 22, University of Tennessee QB Erik Ainge said he measured 6-foot-5 1/2 and weighed in at 225 pounds.

QB | Colt Brennan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
During his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 22, Hawaii QB Colt Brennan said he measured 6-foot-2 1/3 and weighed in at 207 pounds. Brennan's Pro Day will be held April 1.

QB | Brian Brohm | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Louisville QB Brian Brohm measured in at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine with a height of 6-foot-2 7/8 and a weight of 230 pounds. He will participate in all of the drills and has been working out for Athlete's First in Irvine, Calif.

QB | Trent Dilfer | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers expect QB Trent Dilfer to retire. Dilfer missed the last three games due to a concussion and was working with the NFL Network during the Senior Bowl and Super Bowl.

QB | Rex Grossman | Chicago Bears | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said Monday, Feb. 18, that the team hopes to bring back unrestricted free-agent QB Rex Grossman in 2008.


Running Back

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Illinois RB Rashard Mendenhall said during his NFL Scouting Combine interview that it is possible that he will be the top running back taken in the 2008 NFL Draft, but does not know if it will happen.

RB | Steve Slaton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
West Virginia University RB Steve Slaton said during his NFL Scouting Combine interview that he believes that he needs to improve on his pass protection the most.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Oregon RB Jonathan Stewart said during his NFL Scouting Combine interview that he will be running the 40-yard dash during the combine and will do the bench press, but will decide if he will do the rest of the drills later.

RB | Darren McFadden | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Arkansas RB Darren McFadden said during his NFL Scouting Combine interview that he believes he has great hands because of the different positions he played earlier in his career. "I've caught a lot of balls through high school and things, so I feel like I have great hands," McFadden said.

RB | Jamaal Charles | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Texas RB Jamaal Charles weighed in at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 22, at 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds. Charles said his fastest 40-yard dash was 4.1 seconds. Charles also stated that he would love to stay in the state of Texas and play for the Houston Texans or Dallas Cowboys.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Transaction, Fantasy
Mary Kay Cabot, of The Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns re-signed RB Jamal Lewis to a three-year deal Thursday, Feb. 21, which includes between $6 million and $7 million in guaranteed money, according to a source at the 2008 NFL Combine. The total value of the deal is around $17 million.

RB | Tashard Choice | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Georgia Tech RB Tashard Choice weighed in at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 22, at 5-foot-10 1/2 and 215 pounds.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Draft Information, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn said during his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 22, that he expects RB Clinton Portis to catch around 50 passes in the 2008 season.

RB | Mike Hart | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Michigan RB Mike Hart weighed in at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 22, at 5-foot-8 7/8 and 206 pounds.

RB | Ladell Betts | Washington Redskins | Draft Information
Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn said during his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 22, that he plans on using RB Clinton Portis and RB Ladell Betts in the same backfield at times. Zorn said that he expects Portis to be the full-time back because he is a good blocker.

RB | DeShaun Foster | Free Agent Players | Transaction, Breaking News, Fantasy
Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have released RB DeShaun Foster.

RB | Travis Henry | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos agreed with RB Travis Henry on a restructured deal Thursday, Feb. 21. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

RB | Andre Hall | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Danny Dabiri, of Hollyscoop.com, reports Denver Broncos RB Andre Hall was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 19, for driving with a revoked, suspended or canceled driver's license. It is unclear why Hall was stopped initially and why his license was invalid. He was released on his own recognizance within an hour.

RB | Travis Minor | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Fantasy
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the St. Louis Rams re-signed RB Travis Minor Wednesday, Feb. 20. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mario Manningham | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Michigan WR Mario Manningham said during his NFL Scouting Combine interview that he will do all the drills at the combine.

WR | D'Cody Fagg | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Florida State WR D'Cody Fagg weighed in at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 22, at 6-foot-1 1/2 and 211 pounds. Fagg said he plans on participating in all the events at the NFL combine, except for lifting. Fagg feels that his strengths are his size and his speed. He feels he needs to work on his quickness. "The one thing I know I have to work on is my quickness out of routes. I don't explode much coming out of routes. That's one thing I've been working on." His agent is Kevin Conner.

WR | Limas Sweed | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Texas WR Limas Sweed (wrist) said his greatest strength is he can go anywhere to catch the football. "Whether it's the deep ball or it's across the middle I can go get it. I'm not afraid to take a hit," Sweed said. He said his weakness is working on everything overall as a receiver.

WR | Early Doucet | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Louisiana State WR Early Doucet weighed in at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 22, at 6-foot and 209 pounds. Doucet stated that he will run and participate in all the drills at his school's Pro Day March 26. Doucet feels he has not reached his full potential as a wide receiver, and plans to run a 4.4 40-yard dash. Doucet's agent is Joel Segal.

WR | Andre Caldwell | NCAA | Draft Information
University of Florida WR Andre Caldwell weighed in at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 22, at 6-foot and 204 pounds. Andre Caldwell is the younger brother of Washington Redskins WR Reche Caldwell.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | New England Patriots | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Karen Guregian and John Tomase, of the Boston Herald, report the New England Patriots declined to pick up the option of WR Donte' Stallworth Friday, Feb. 22. Stallworth was scheduled to receive $6 million Sunday, Feb. 24, and an additional $2 million March 1. Stallworth is now free to negotiate with any NFL team.

WR | DeSean Jackson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
The Oakland Raiders have spoken with California WR DeSean Jackson at the NFL Scouting Combine.

WR | Javon Walker | Denver Broncos | Draft Information
Jim Flynn, of the Pewter Report, reports the Denver Broncos have spent the last few weeks shopping WR Javon Walker around the NFL. The Broncos contacted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers about a potential Walker trade, although the teams have yet to discuss a possible trade during the NFL Scouting Combine.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Free Agency News, Fantasy
John Clayton, of ESPN, reports the New England Patriots did not place their franchise tag on impending unrestricted free-agent WR Randy Moss before the deadline.

WR | Bernard Berrian | Chicago Bears | Free Agency News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Chicago Bears are unlikely to place the franchise tag on unrestricted free-agent WR Bernard Berrian. The franchise tag for a wide receiver is $7.848 million.

WR | Marty Booker | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports the New England Patriots did not offer unrestricted free-agent WR Marty Booker (Dolphins) a contact after meeting with him Tuesday, Feb. 19.

WR | Keyshawn Johnson | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports free agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers), who did not play in the 2007 season, has received no offers from his former head coach Bill Parcells to play for the Miami Dolphins. Johnson said he remains in contact with Parcells, who is now in the front office for the Dolphins, about whether or not to return to football, but Parcells has not asked Johnson to play for him in Miami.

WR | Muhsin Muhammad | Free Agent Players | Transaction, Fantasy
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the Chicago Bears released WR Muhsin Muhammad Monday, Feb. 18.


Tight End

TE | Chris Cooley | Washington Redskins | Draft Information, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn said during his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 22, that he expects TE Chris Cooley to continue to be a huge part of the offense in 2008.

TE | Brad Cottam | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Tennessee TE Brad Cottam said during his 2008 NFL Scouting Combine interview that he worked out at D-I in Nashville, Tenn. He also discussed his injury history during his interview. "I've kind of had an injury-plagued career. That's a big question with me is my durability. Today we had all the medical testing and everything went fine for me. So I think that question is kind of being erased for me now. All this is maybe a little more important for me, missing nine games of my senior season. There might be a little more emphasis. They might be watching me a little more closely."

TE | Martellus Bennett | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Texas A&M TE Martellus Bennett measured in at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine with a height of 6-foot-6 and a weight of 259 pounds. His agent is Kennard McGuire. He plans on taking part in all of the workouts. Bennett feels that his ability to run after catching the ball and blocking are two aspects of his game that he is strong at, but that he needs to work on his route running.

TE | Jacob Tamme | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Kentucky TE Jacob Tamme weighed in at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6-foot-3 1/2 and 236 pounds. Tamme plans to put on five or six pounds and will participate in all the events at the combine. He trains at Athletes Performance in Pensacola, Fla., and will attend the school's Pro Day March 5. His trainer is Bill Johnson.

TE | Dallas Clark | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports the Indianapolis Colts re-signed TE Dallas Clark to a six-year deal Wednesday, Feb. 20. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

TE | Bubba Franks | Free Agent Players | Transaction, Free Agency News, Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers released TE Bubba Franks Wednesday, Feb. 20.

TE | Alge Crumpler | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News, Fantasy
ESPNews reports there are 11 NFL teams that have expressed interest in free-agent TE Alge Crumpler (Falcons).

TE | Billy Bajema | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agency News
The Sports Network reports the San Francisco 49ers have tendered a contract offer to restricted free agent TE Billy Bajema.


Place Kicker

PK | Art Carmody | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
University of Louisville PK Art Carmody claimed to have kicked a 63-yarder in practice, when questioned about his leg strength at the NFL Scouting Combine Thursday, Feb. 21.

PK | Josh Brown | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Frank Hughes, of The News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks could place the franchise tag on PK Josh Brown Wednesday, Feb. 20.

PK | Jason Elam | Denver Broncos | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Bill Williamson, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos unrestricted free-agent PK Jason Elam hopes to have a contract worked out with the Broncos before the free-agency signing period begins Feb. 29. "I do expect to have talks with the team in the next week and hopefully we can get something done there," Elam's agent, Jack Reale said Wednesday, Feb. 20.

PK | Nick Novak | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs president Carl Peterson announced the Chiefs signed PK Nick Novak (Bears) to a two-year reserve/futures contract Monday, Feb. 18. Novak attended training camp with the Chicago Bears in 2007, but was released prior to the start of the season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

PK | Billy Cundiff | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
Kansas City Chiefs president Carl Peterson announced the Chiefs signed PK Billy Cundiff (Falcons) to a two-year reserve/futures contract Monday, Feb. 18. Cundiff attended training camp with the Atlanta Falcons in 2007, but was released prior to the start of the season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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