NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on July 2, 2008 @ 14:50:48 PDT



QB | Jared Zabransky | Free Agent Players | Transaction, Free Agency News
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday, July 2, that the team released QB Jared Zabransky.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Lori Nickel, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers took a shot at Packers fans in a recent Sports Illustrated magazine story. "I don't feel I need to sell myself to the fans," Rodgers said. "They need to get on board now or keep their mouths shut." Rodgers changed his stance and asserted his loyalty to the fans in a phone interview Tuesday, July 1. "I do care deeply about the fans and I think anybody who has been to training camp sees a lot of times I'm the last one out signing autographs. I care about the fans; I care about their opinions," Rodgers said. "Everybody wants the fans to care for them and to pull for them and I am no different."

QB | Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan understands why NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is concerned over the amount of money NFL rookies are receiving. "You can also understand the other side of it, the concern of veterans who have been in the league 10, 12 years and proven themselves but not seen the money," Ryan said. "I can understand both sides."

Running Back

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Transaction
NFL Network reports the Chicago Bears have signed second-round draft choice RB Matt Forte to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

RB | Najeh Davenport | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
The Detroit Free Press reports free-agent RB Najeh Davenport (Steelers) is reportedly interested in playing for the Arizona Cardinals, according to

RB | Kevin Jones | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports free-agent RB Kevin Jones (Lions) is seriously considering signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Wide Receiver

WR | Eric Parker | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Transaction
Bucky Brooks, of, reports San Diego Chargers WR Eric Parker (toe) is unlikely to be traded but may be released by the start of training camp.

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Updating a previous report, the NFL Network reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (knee) underwent a second surgery Monday, June 30, to clean out his knee.

WR | Chris Henry | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
The Associated Press reports a judge declared a mistrial in the assault case of free-agent WR Chris Henry (Bengals). A jury in Cincinnati told the judge Tuesday, July 1, they were unable to agree on a verdict.

WR | Mark Bradley | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reporting for The Sporting News, reports Chicago Bears WR Mark Bradley (knee) is unlikely to start if he is not ready for the start of training camp.

Defensive Line

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
NFL Network reports Indianapolis Colts DE Dwight Freeney (foot) is expected to start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

DL | Kenechi Udeze | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
ESPNews reports Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze (illness) will receive base salary from the team for the 2008 season.

DL | Bryan Smith | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Chris McPherson, of, reports the Philadelphia Eagles signed DL Bryan Smith to a four-year deal Tuesday, July 1. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


CB | Daven Holly | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns CB Daven Holly's (knee) rehabilitation from a severe knee injury is ahead of schedule. Holly said he believes he overextended his knee because when he hit the ground, it buckled. Holly has been placed on Injured reserve and is out for the 2008 season. However, Holly is confident he'll bounce back from the injury next season and be better than ever.

CB | Ty Law | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Mike Reiss, of The Boston Globe, reports free-agent CB Ty Law (Chiefs) has been working out with strength and speed coach Bob Kersee. "I'm approaching the season as anxious and as hungry as ever," said Law. "My goal is to be in the best shape of my life, both physically and mentally. I'm almost there."

Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
NFL Network reports Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (shoulder) is expected to start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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