NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on May 9, 2008 @ 13:45:43 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Andre' Woodson | New York Giants | Free Agency News
Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants QB Andre' Woodson threw two interceptions during the team's rookie minicamp Friday, May 9. Woodson seemed to be struggling early in the practice after missing several intended receivers but showed promise at the end by throwing a nice touch pass to undrafted rookie free-agent TE Jawad Nesheiwat (Syracuse).

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck is not worried about the absence of WR Bobby Engram at the team's offseason training activities. "When Bobby comes back, he'll be the same Bobby we know and love. We know he works hard when he's not here. He'll be a play maker for us like he was last year," Hasselbeck said.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Chargers, according to sources inside and outside the team, will initiate a flurry of contract "activity" in the next month and that talks will continue through the season with numerous players who are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents in the next three years. As of now, QB Philip Rivers, OT Marcus McNeill, LB Shawne Merriman, DL Luis A. Castillo and WR Vincent Jackson will be free to sign with other teams following the 2009 campaign, while TE Antonio Gates and CB Antonio Cromartie are set to be unrestricted after 2010.

QB | Chad Henne | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins QB Chad Henne (shoulder) said his shoulder is fine and at 100 percent. Henne separated his shoulder while playing for the University of Michigan.

QB | Jason Campbell | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell (hamstring) missed the team's minicamp practice Wednesday, May 7. Campbell developed some soreness in his hamstring.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Dave Spadaro, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb did not practice the final day of minicamp because the coaching staff felt he threw too many passes in the first two days of two-a-day practices.


Running Back

RB | Cedric Benson | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
ESPN.com reports Chicago Bears RB Cedric Benson has hired a prominent defense attorney to help him fight charges of drunken boating and resisting arrest. Benson faces a May 19 court date, which is the first day of the Bears organized team activities. However, Benson does not have to be present in court.

RB | Lorenzo Booker | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
Dave Spadaro, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports the Philadelphia Eagles like newly acquired RB Lorenzo Booker because of his speed.

RB | Dominic Rhodes | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Mike Chappell, of The Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts RB Dominic Rhodes signed a one-year deal, worth around $650,000 with the Colts.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush, who missed the entire 2007 season due to injury, will practice with the team Friday, May 9.

RB | Shaun Alexander | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Jim Steiner, the agent for free-agent RB Shaun Alexander (Seahawks), said he will be speaking with the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, May 8. Alexander returned home to Seattle following his visits to the Bengals and New Orleans Saints this week.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (hip) missed the team's minicamp practice Wednesday, May 7. Head coach Jim Zorn said he has a mild hip flexor strain.


Wide Receiver

WR | Charles Rogers | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports free-agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions) could play for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, according to a story in The Globe and Mail. Alouettes general manager Jim Popp said there is an 80-20 chance that Rogers attends the team's training camp.

WR | Bobby Engram | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck is not worried about the absence of WR Bobby Engram at the team's offseason training activities. "When Bobby comes back, he'll be the same Bobby we know and love. We know he works hard when he's not here. He'll be a play maker for us like he was last year," Hasselbeck said.

WR | Nate Burleson | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks WR Nate Burleson is the team's only semi-proven receiver participating in the team's offseason training activities.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Chargers, according to sources inside and outside the team, will initiate a flurry of contract "activity" in the next month and that talks will continue through the season with numerous players who are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents in the next three years. As of now, QB Philip Rivers, OT Marcus McNeill, LB Shawne Merriman, DL Luis A. Castillo and WR Vincent Jackson will be free to sign with other teams following the 2009 campaign, while TE Antonio Gates and CB Antonio Cromartie are set to be unrestricted after 2010.

WR | Roydell Williams | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
The Titans Radio Network reports Tennessee Titans WR Roydell Williams (ankle) has not been cleared by doctors for extensive on-field work and is missing the team's OTAs.

WR | Shaun McDonald | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Shaun McDonald (undisclosed) is not participating in the team's offseason training activities because of an undisclosed injury.

WR | Roy Williams | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Roy Williams said the motivating factor for him is winning. "I don't play for money, man. I play for wins. The money is there. It's what this league is based on or whatever, but I don't play for money. I play for wins," Williams said.

WR | Antwaan Randle El | Washington Redskins | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins WR Antwaan Randle El (knee) hopes to return to the team's offseason practices next month. Randle El underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Monday, May 5.

WR | Chris Henry | Free Agent Players | Transaction, Free Agency News, Fantasy
James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports free-agent WR Chris Henry (Bengals) said he is still in decent football shape. Henry spent four weeks training in the Cincinnati Bengals offseason workout program before being released.


Tight End

TE | George Wrighster | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Brendan Sonnone, of Scout.com, reports Jacksonville Jaguars TE George Wrighster is not an ideal starting tight end because he lacks size and has some injury concerns. However, Wrighster is very athletic and can make plays.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Chargers, according to sources inside and outside the team, will initiate a flurry of contract "activity" in the next month and that talks will continue through the season with numerous players who are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents in the next three years. As of now, QB Philip Rivers, OT Marcus McNeill, LB Shawne Merriman, DL Luis A. Castillo and WR Vincent Jackson will be free to sign with other teams following the 2009 campaign, while TE Antonio Gates and CB Antonio Cromartie are set to be unrestricted after 2010.

TE | John Carlson | Seattle Seahawks | Draft Information
Mike Sando, of ESPN.com, reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren said before the 2008 NFL Draft that TE John Carlson had the look of a 10-year starter. Holmgren also said Carlson should bring the team much needed consistency at the tight end position.


Place Kicker

PK | Rob Bironas | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agency News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans restricted free-agent PK Rob Bironas signed his one-year tender offer from the team Thursday, May 8. The deal is worth $1.47 million. The team remains interested in signing Bironas to a long-term contract.


Defensive Line

DL | Luis A. Castillo | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Chargers, according to sources inside and outside the team, will initiate a flurry of contract "activity" in the next month and that talks will continue through the season with numerous players who are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents in the next three years. As of now, QB Philip Rivers, OT Marcus McNeill, LB Shawne Merriman, DL Luis A. Castillo and WR Vincent Jackson will be free to sign with other teams following the 2009 campaign, while TE Antonio Gates and CB Antonio Cromartie are set to be unrestricted after 2010.


Linebacker

LB | Shawne Merriman | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Chargers, according to sources inside and outside the team, will initiate a flurry of contract "activity" in the next month and that talks will continue through the season with numerous players who are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents in the next three years. As of now, QB Philip Rivers, OT Marcus McNeill, LB Shawne Merriman, DL Luis A. Castillo and WR Vincent Jackson will be free to sign with other teams following the 2009 campaign, while TE Antonio Gates and CB Antonio Cromartie are set to be unrestricted after 2010.

LB | Rocky Boiman | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Rocky Boiman (shoulder) was limited in the team's minicamp. He is expected to be ready for contact in training camp.


Cornerback

CB | Antonio Cromartie | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Chargers, according to sources inside and outside the team, will initiate a flurry of contract "activity" in the next month and that talks will continue through the season with numerous players who are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents in the next three years. As of now, QB Philip Rivers, OT Marcus McNeill, LB Shawne Merriman, DL Luis A. Castillo and WR Vincent Jackson will be free to sign with other teams following the 2009 campaign, while TE Antonio Gates and CB Antonio Cromartie are set to be unrestricted after 2010.


Free Safety

FS | Daniel Bullocks | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions FS Daniel Bullocks (knee) is not participating in the team's offseason training activities.

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