NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on April 11, 2008 @ 07:28:26 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Casey Pearce, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (knee) commented on his knee and how the offseason workouts are going Friday, April 11. Rivers said he is pleased with the progress he's made and thinks he's ahead of the rehabilitation process. He attended the team's offseason workout and was able to jog but couldn't take any snaps under center or participate at full speed. "I started out with a little jog," Rivers said. "I was going about as hard as I can go today. It feels good. I think I'm ahead, but at least where I need to be right now." Rivers also said that he can stand in a spot and throw but can't do the full-speed drops.

QB | Jay Fiedler | Retired | Injury News
Ethan J. Skolnick, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports retired QB Jay Fiedler (shoulder) said the reason he retired was because of his injured shoulder. Fiedler had a bad shoulder that required two surgeries from the initial injury he sustained in 2005. Fiedler said he tried rehabbing but he could only get his shoulder back to 80 percent, nothing beyond that.

QB | Brian Brohm | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
In an interview on SIRIUS NFL Radio The SIRIUS Blitz, University of Louisville QB Brian Brohm said he met with Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants QB Eli Manning would like to have TE Jeremy Shockey back in 2008. Manning said he hopes Shockey is excited to be a part of the team. "I hope so. I hope he understands we would like him back," Manning said. "He's a tremendous player. He helps us out and helps out our offense when he's out there."

QB | Dennis Dixon | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News, Draft Information
In an interview on SIRIUS NFL Radio The SIRIUS Blitz, University of Oregon QB Dennis Dixon (knee) said he will be ready to go in time for training camp. Dixon had surgery on his left knee after tearing his ACL in November.

QB | Trent Edwards | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills QB Trent Edwards has added 10 pounds of lean muscle to his frame since the end of last season. Edwards has shown up to the team's voluntary offseason conditioning workouts noticeably bigger and stronger in his upper body. He credits strength and conditioning coordinator J.T. Allaire's offseason program as the reason for helping him build up his upper body.

QB | Matt Ryan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets are very interested in Boston College QB Matt Ryan, according to Don Banks, of SportsIllustrated.com.


Running Back

RB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Draft Information
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Earnest Graham will return to voluntary workouts with the team following the NFL Draft as contract negotiations have opened and are ongoing that would result in a long-term deal, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. Rosenhaus added, however, that a new deal is not imminent.

RB | Kevin Smith | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports University of Central Florida RB Kevin Smith will work out for the Miami Dolphins Friday, April 11.

RB | Chris Johnson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers met with University of East Carolina RB Chris Johnson Thursday, April 10.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers met with University of Oregon RB Jonathan Stewart Thursday, April 10.

RB | Darren McFadden | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports the NFL has officially invited University of Arkansas RB Darren McFadden to the NFL Draft in New York. McFadden has accepted his invite.


Wide Receiver

WR | Malcolm Kelly | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
David Smoak, of KTBB Radio, in Tyler, Texas, reports Chad Speck, the agent for Oklahoma University WR Malcolm Kelly, confirmed Kelly will be back in Norman, Okla., for a follow-up workout on the campus of Oklahoma University Wednesday, April 16. Kelly will be running on the Astroturf surface he has been training on, a few yards away from the FieldTurf he ran on earlier this week.

WR | James Hardy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers met with University of Indiana WR James Hardy Friday, April 11.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
ESPN.com reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius suffered a staph infection several weeks ago following knee surgery in January, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Jurevicius is recovering well from the infection. According to sources, Jurevicius is expected to take part in organized team activities and the team's minicamp in June. Jurevicius is the team's fifth player to suffer a staph infection since June 2005 and is the sixth player in the last four years to suffer the injury.

WR | Devin Thomas | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports the Philadelphia Eagles hosted Michigan State WR Devin Thomas this week, according to a source close to the situation.

WR | Chris Henry | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Mac Engel, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said it is unlikely the team acquires free-agent WR Chris Henry (Bengals).

WR | DeSean Jackson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Matt Barrows, of The Sacramento Bee, reports the San Francisco 49ers will meet with University of California-Berkeley WR DeSean Jackson.

WR | Limas Sweed | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Calvin Watkins, of The Dallas Morning News, reports the Dallas Cowboys will meet with University of Texas WR Limas Sweed next week.


Tight End

TE | Joe Jon Finley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Rick Herrin, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Oklahoma TE Joe Jon Finley was present at the Dallas Cowboys' Dallas Day Friday, April 11.


Place Kicker

PK | Garrett Hartley | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Rick Herrin, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Oklahoma PK Garrett Hartley was present at the Dallas Cowboys' Dallas Day Friday, April 11.


Defensive Line

DL | Bryan Robinson | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agency News
Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports free-agent DL Bryan Robinson (Bengals) has reached a contract agreement with the Arizona Cardinals. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

DL | Frank Okam | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Rick Herrin, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Texas DL Frank Okam was present at the Dallas Cowboys' Dallas Day Friday, April 11.

DL | Quentin Groves | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports University of Auburn DL Quentin Groves' visit with the San Francisco 49ers scheduled for Friday, April 11, has been postponed, according to Sean Kiernan of Impact Sports, the firm that represents Groves. The postponed visit has nothing to do with Groves' recent surgery to correct a heart irregularity.

DL | Manuel Wright | Free Agent Players | Transaction
The New York Giants waived DL Manuel Wright Thursday, April 10.

DL | Vernon Gholston | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis likes Ohio State DL Vernon Gholston.

DL | Glenn Dorsey | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports the NFL has officially invited Louisiana State DL Glenn Dorsey to the NFL Draft in New York. Dorsey has accepted his invite.

DL | Chris Long | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports the NFL has officially invited University of Virginia DL Chris Long to the NFL Draft in New York. Long has accepted his invite.


Defensive End

DE | Phillip Merling | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers will meet with University of Clemson DL Phillip Merling.

DE | Derrick Harvey | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers will meet with University of Florida DL Derrick Harvey.


Linebacker

LB | Michael Boley | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Atlanta Falcons announced restricted free-agent LB Michael Boley (Falcons) signed his tender offer with the team Wednesday, April 9.


Defensive Back

DB | Orlando Scandrick | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers met with Boise State CB Orlando Scandrick Thursday, April 10.


Cornerback

CB | Antwaun Molden | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Updating a previous report, J.J. Pesavento, of Next Level Scouting, reports Eastern Kentucky CB Antwaun Molden is scheduled to work out for the Cleveland Browns.

CB | Stanley Wilson | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Detroit Lions announced Friday, April 11, the team re-signed restricted free-agent CB Stanley Wilson (Lions) to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CB | Aqib Talib | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Albert Breer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports University of Kansas CB Aqib Talib missed the Dallas Cowboys' Dallas Day workouts Friday, April 11. Talib could not make it because of a scheduling conflict. He is currently going through a tour of visits with NFL teams.

CB | B.J. Sams | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Free Agency News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent CB B.J. Sams (Ravens) Wednesday, April 9. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Strong Safety

SS | Matt Giordano | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday, April 11, that the team re-signed restricted free-agent SS Matt Giordano. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SS | Kerry Rhodes | New York Jets | Transaction
Updating a previous report, New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum announced Thursday, April 10, the team signed SS Kerry Rhodes to a contract extension.

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