NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on May 16, 2008 @ 14:32:23 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington and QB Kellen Clemens will alternate leading the first-team offense through the team's 15 scheduled organized team activities. Head coach Eric Mangini said the two will be judged on who can manage the game the best and who gives the team the best chance to win.

QB | Kellen Clemens | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets QB Chad Pennington and QB Kellen Clemens will alternate leading the first-team offense through the team's 15 scheduled organized team activities. Head coach Eric Mangini said the two will be judged on who can manage the game the best and who gives the team the best chance to win.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports the Baltimore Ravens have begun preliminary contract negotiations with QB Joe Flacco. Earlier in the week, Flacco's agent Joe Linta met with the team's vice president of football administration, and the two plan to schedule further contract talks Friday, May 16.

QB | Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports the Atlanta Falcons have begun preliminary contract negotiations with QB Matt Ryan. Both the team and Ryan are open to the idea of having an early timetable for the deal to avoid a holdout.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox is happy with QB Jake Delhomme's (elbow) progress after undergoing ligament-replacement surgery in his right elbow. "I can tell everybody here that Jake looks outstanding," Fox said. "He looks fit. He's bigger, stronger. His arm looks fantastic, maybe stronger than ever."


Running Back

RB | Darren Sproles | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers RB Darren Sproles is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2008 season.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Freeman, of CBSSports.com, reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) said he has fully recovered from a severely sprained knee. "I'm running and cutting and everything is good," Tomlinson said. "I'm ready to go."

RB | LaMont Jordan | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders RB LaMont Jordan is expected to be released next month. Jordan has not been present at the team's organized team activities.

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Albert Breer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber III is unlikely to participate in the team's offseason training activities. Barber continues to work out on his own while contract negotiations continue.

RB | Ricky Williams | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
ESPN.com reports Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams told the Austin American-Statesman that he declined an invitation from Chicago Bears RB Cedric Benson to join him on his boat in Lake Travis, Texas. Williams said if he was with Benson things would have turned out differently. "I think if I had come down, things might have worked out a little bit differently," Williams said. "I find I have a calming influence on people I'm around."


Wide Receiver

WR | Craig Davis | San Diego Chargers | Injury News
Kevin Acee and Mick McGrane, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, report San Diego Chargers WR Craig Davis (ankle) returned to practice after rolling his ankle.

WR | Chris Henry | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Amanda Van Benschoten, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the home of free-agent WR Chris Henry (Bengals) will be sold at a public auction this week. Henry paid $365,000 for the house, which is currently valued at the same price.

WR | Javon Walker | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin said WR Javon Walker (knee) is healthy now and that his injury issues last season occurred because he came back too soon from arthroscopic knee surgery.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
ESPN.com reports Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison is expected to report to the team's mandatory three-day minicamp Friday, May 16, according to the Indianapolis Star.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (knee) is believed to have had another cleanup on the knee that was scoped in January. Jurevicius suffered a staph infection two weeks after the January procedure and had the infection surgically removed at that time. He was expected to be ready for OTAs, but an additional cleanup could explain why he has not yet practiced with the team.

WR | Ronald Curry | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders WR Ronald Curry (foot) had foot surgery two weeks ago and is expected to miss at least another two weeks.

WR | Roydell Williams | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Roydell Williams (ankle) is still recovering from his broken ankle.

WR | Dexter M. Jackson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Dexter M. Jackson likely will contribute primarily as a kick returner this season.

WR | Antonio Bryant | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Bryant is fighting to make the team before earning himself a starting position.


Tight End

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New York Giants | Fantasy
Paul Dottino, of The North Jersey Record, reports the New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said Thursday, May 15, that the team is no longer in pursuit of New York Giants TE Jeremy Shockey. Loomis said the price was too high for the veteran tight end. "It's no secret we had some discussions with them and we just couldn't come to a conclusion on the right compensation," Loomis said.

TE | Chris Baker | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets TE Chris Baker was not present at the team's organized team activities Thursday, May 15. Baker is still angry that the team has refused to renegotiate his contract.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns general manger Phil Savage said the team has no intentions of reworking TE Kellen Winslow's contract after they acted in good faith when he was recovering from his injuries and a restructured deal.


Defensive Line

DL | Igor Olshansky | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers DL Igor Olshansky is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2008 season.

DL | Mario Williams | Houston Texans | Injury News
Bucky Brooks, of SI.com, reports the Houston Texans believe DL Mario Williams is poised for a breakout campaign in 2008 and emerge as the NFL's premier pass rusher. "The light has come on for him and he knows that he is the best player on the field. Once a player of his caliber realizes that, it often boosts his game to another level," said a team official. "Players typically make their biggest improvement from their first to second year. But Mario's injury hampered his rookie season, so we are expecting him to make that jump this year."

DL | Tommy Kelly | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Updating a previous item, Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders DL Tommy Kelly (knee) is hoping to return to the field by the start of training camp.


Linebacker

LB | Isaiah Ekejiuba | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (knee) was not present at the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15, because he is recovering from a knee injury.

LB | Jeremiah Trotter | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports free-agent LB Jeremiah Trotter (Buccaneers) tried out for the San Francisco 49ers earlier this week. A team spokesman believes the team will not make a decision regarding Trotter Thursday, May 15.


Cornerback

CB | Artrell Hawkins | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB Artrell Hawkins (undisclosed) did not participate in the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15, due to an undisclosed injury.

CB | Andre Woolfolk | New York Jets | Injury News
J.P. Pelzman, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Jets CB Andre Woolfolk (undisclosed) did not participate in the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15, due to an undisclosed injury.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha was absent at organized team activities because he has not signed his exclusive franchise tag offer and is not under contract. Head coach Lane Kiffin said Asomugha will attend the mandatory minicamp June 3-5.

CB | Gary Baxter | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns CB Gary Baxter (knees) did not practice Wednesday, May 14, but is rehabbing at the team's workout facility.

CB | Pacman Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports free-agent WR Chris Henry (Bengals), in an interview on SIRIUS NFL Radio The SIRIUS Blitz, said Dallas Cowboys CB Pacman Jones is one of his close friends and almost like a brother to him.


Strong Safety

SS | Jarrod Cooper | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders SS Jarrod Cooper (knee) was not present at the team's offseason workout Thursday, May 15, because he is recovering from a knee injury.

SS | Chris Hope | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Paul Kuharsky, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans SS Chris Hope (neck) said he is using last year's neck injury that ended his season as motivation. "I think it's a positive, it gives you that extra motivation to go back out and play even harder and not take a day for granted," said Hope. "It put another fire up under my feet that I never had before."


Free Safety

FS | Stuart Schweigert | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
David White, of SFGate.com, reports Oakland Raiders FS Stuart Schweigert (leg) tweaked his leg Monday, according to head coach Lane Kiffin, and has not practiced since.

FS | Jereme Perry | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday, May 15, that the team signed free-agent FS Jereme Perry (Dolphins) to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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