NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on June 6, 2008 @ 15:02:21 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jake Delhomme | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Stan Olson, of The Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith said he thinks QB Jake Delhomme (elbow) looks good after undergoing major elbow surgery during the offseason. "It seems like he has a stronger arm; he's not showing any signs of weakness with that major surgery," Smith said.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning has revised his offseason program, throwing less and conditioning more. "I try to be smart in preserving my arm, so I had our trainer call the trainers for (Dan) Marino and (John) Elway and (Brett) Favre to see what you do after 32 because it's kind of uncharted territory," Manning said. "You have to do a little adjusting. You modify the number of throws and make sure they're all quality throws instead of staying after practice all the time."

QB | Bruce Gradkowski | St. Louis Rams | Free Agency News
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports the Chicago Bears had put in a claim for free-agent QB Bruce Gradkowski (Buccaneers). Gradkowski was claimed on waivers by the St. Louis Rams.

QB | Kyle Boller | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Kyle Boller participated in the team's practice Thursday, June 5, and threw a touchdown to WR Demetrius Williams (ankle).

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (hand) cut his left hand during the team's offseason workouts Wednesday, June 4. He was examined by head athletic trainer Jim Maurer and returned to practice with his middle fingers taped.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Matthew J. Darnell, of Yahoo! Sports, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jeff Garcia said in an interview on SIRIUS Radio's Pro Football Talk with Adam Schefter, that he could finish his football career if the team does not present him with a contract. "If it doesn't work itself out, if a contract is not presented as far as a renewal to finish my career, then I will seriously think about what my alternate options may be," said Garcia. "And it may come to not playing football anymore."

QB | Troy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Dennis Dillon, of SportingNews.com, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Troy Smith has been at the team's practice facilities every day, working on the field and in the weight room. He has lost some weight and has become stronger. Smith is still in the running to win the starting quarterback job this season.


Running Back

RB | Sammy Morris | New England Patriots | Injury News
Patriots Football Weekly reports New England Patriots RB Sammy Morris (chest) took handoffs from QB Tom Brady against the scout defense Friday, June 6.

RB | Jerious Norwood | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood's role could increase this season. Norwood said he could line up at running back or any of the receiver spots, in a scheme that is based on creating favorable matchups.

RB | Justin Fargas | Oakland Raiders | Injury News, Fantasy
Raiders.com reports Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin feels RB Justin Fargas (knee) is definitely at 100 percent. Kiffin said Fargas looks quicker and even came into the offseason workouts four pounds lighter.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Jason La Canfora, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (personal) was excused from the team's practice Thursday, June 5, to attend other matters. Head coach Jim Zorn said Portis may need some additional time away next week as well.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden agreed to terms on a six-year contract Thursday, June 5, worth $60 million. The deal includes $26 million guaranteed.

RB | DeShawn Wynn | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Tom Fanning, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers RB DeShawn Wynn (shoulder) returned kickoffs during the team's practice Wednesday, June 4.

RB | Tatum Bell | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions RB Tatum Bell was not at the team's offseason workout Wednesday, June 4.

RB | Ricky Williams | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Dennis Dillon, of SportingNews.com, reports Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams has impressed head coach Tony Sparano during the team's offseason workouts. "He's gotten bigger and stronger and faster," Sparano says. "He's not there yet, but I think he's starting to feel like he's getting in great shape."


Wide Receiver

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Jake Grilley, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall (arm) was playing shadow defense during wide receiver drills and was attempting to catch the ball one-handed. His teammates were yelling drop every time Marshall dropped a pass but he was able to snag a 50-yard lob one-handed to end the drills.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Stan Olson, of The Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith said he thinks QB Jake Delhomme (elbow) looks good after undergoing major elbow surgery during the offseason. "It seems like he has a stronger arm; he's not showing any signs of weakness with that major surgery," Smith said.

WR | Joey Galloway | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Stephen F. Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Joey Galloway (shoulder) said he is 100 percent healthy and his surgery to repair damage to his labrum and rotator cuff was a success.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss is attending the team's three-day minicamp this weekend but will not be speaking with the media.

WR | Demetrius Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Demetrius Williams (Achilles') returned to practice Thursday, June 5, after missing all of the team's other organized team activities. Williams caught a touchdown pass on a ball thrown by QB Kyle Boller.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson was not at the team's offseason workout Wednesday, June 4.

WR | David Tyree | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Zig Fracassi, of SIRIUS NFL Radio The Two-Minute Drill, reports New York Giants WR David Tyree (knee) may start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

WR | Steve Breaston | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Dennis Dillon, of SportingNews.com, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Steve Breaston is making a push for the No. 3 wide receiver spot. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt has complimented Breaston on his improved route running.

WR | Javon Walker | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker is being limited during the team's offseason workouts so that he can learn the new offense and work on his conditioning, according to head coach Lane Kiffin. "Javon's a little heavy right now so we're going to continue this offseason to get him down by training camp and the regular season, the final thing that counts," Kiffin said. "He's picking up the offense fine but we've got a long way to go."

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) suffered a mild hamstring pull Wednesday, June 4, during the team's offseason workouts.


Tight End

TE | Chris Baker | New York Jets | Injury News
Randy Lange, of NewYorkJets.com, reports New York Jets TE Chris Baker (back) rode a stationary bike during the team's mandatory minicamp Friday, June 6.

TE | Daniel Wilcox | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Daniel Wilcox (toe) returned to practice Thursday, June 5, after missing all of the team's other organized team activities. Wilcox appeared to participate in individual drills.

TE | Robert Royal | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills TE Robert Royal (knee) did not participate in the team's offseason workout Thursday, June 5.

TE | Greg Olsen | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears TE Greg Olsen has been one of the most impressive players during the team's minicamp and offseason workouts. He continues to beat linebackers on pass patterns down the field.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage said he expects TE Kellen Winslow to show up for the team's mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 10, through Thursday, June 12.

TE | John Carlson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News, Fantasy
Contradicting a previous report, Mike Kahn, of Seahawks.com, reports Seattle Seahawks TE John Carlson (hamstring) participated in the entire practice Wednesday, June 4, for the first time.

TE | Jerramy Stevens | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Jerramy Stevens was suspended without pay for the first two games of the 2008 season and fined an additional game check Wednesday, June 4, for violating the league's substance abuse policy. If Stevens violates any more rules between now and the start of the season, his suspension will increase to three games.


Defensive Line

DL | Jarvis Green | New England Patriots | Injury News
Mike Reiss, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots DL Jarvis Green (shoulder) underwent minor offseason shoulder surgery that has kept him out of the team's offseason workouts, according to a source familiar with the situation.

DL | Rocky Bernard | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Frank Hughes, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DL Rocky Bernard (toe) participated in individual drills Thursday, June 5, but did not participate in team drills. He was not available for comment on the situation.


Linebacker

LB | Odell Thurman | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Updating a previous report, John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports free-agent LB Odell Thurman (Bengals) was suspended indefinitely by the NFL Friday, June 6, for violating the leagues substance abuse policy. Thurman will be out of football for his third consecutive season. A league spokesman said Thurman will not be eligible for reinstatement until after the 2008 season.

LB | Channing Crowder | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins LB Channing Crowder (knee) was limited in team drills Friday, June 6, because he is still recovering from knee surgery.

LB | Napoleon Harris | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Bob Gretz, of KCChiefs.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Napoleon Harris (knee) sat out two of the team's offseason workouts this week with a sore knee.

LB | Rosevelt Colvin | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
The Associated Press reports the Houston Texans met with free-agent LB Rosevelt Colvin (Patriots) Wednesday, June 4. Colvin met with team officials and underwent a physical. The Texans are interested in Colvin because of his pass rushing ability.


Cornerback

CB | Will Blackmon | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Tom Fanning, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers CB Will Blackmon (foot) is likely to be in the mix to return kickoffs during training camp.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel (hamstring) suffered a mild hamstring pull Wednesday, June 4, during the team's offseason workouts.


Free Safety

FS | Renaldo Hill | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins FS Renaldo Hill (knee) participated in the team's minicamp Friday, June 6. Hill, who started in 2006 and part of 2007, was working with the third-team defense. He may compete for a starting job when he is healthy.

FS | Jarrad Page | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Bob Gretz, of KCChiefs.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs FS Jarrad Page (shoulder) is not participating in the team's offseason workouts. Page underwent offseason shoulder surgery. He is being replaced by SS Jon McGraw.

FS | Jim Leonhard | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens FS Jim Leonhard participated in the team's practice Thursday, June 5. Leonhard was beat deep on a touchdown by WR Demetrius Williams (ankle).

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