NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on July 28, 2008 @ 15:07:15 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | John Beck | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Jeff Darlington, of The Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins QB John Beck seemed more comfortable in practice Monday, July 28, after throwing three interceptions out of 10 passes Sunday, July 27. Head coach Tony Sparano said he thinks Beck remains on a good track of improvement despite his poor performance at times.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he felt QB Aaron Rodgers did a very good job during practice Monday, July 28. "I thought he had a very solid day," McCarthy said. He noted Rodgers is doing a good job picking everything up. He believes Rodgers is going to work out fine for the team as their starting quarterback.

QB | Brett Favre | Retired | Transaction
Updating previous items, Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports Green Bay Packers retired QB Brett Favre is open to a trade. Although the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have expressed interest in trading for him, Favre is not necessarily interested in being traded to the Buccaneers.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said QB Matt Schaub was moving around pretty good during practice Sunday, July 27. Kubiak said Schaub has improved over the offseason but noted keeping his quarterback healthy this year is a big key. "That's the only thing he can do to get better and that's all you can ask as a coach. If he does that then he is going to play better," Kubiak said.

QB | Brian Brohm | Green Bay Packers | Transaction
The Green Bay Packers announced Sunday, July 27, they have signed rookie QB Brian Brohm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Running Back

RB | Kenny Irons | Free Agent | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports the Cincinnati Bengals expect RB Kenny Irons (knee) to clear waivers Monday, July 28. He will most likely return to the team and will be put on Injured Reserve.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice filled in for RB Willis McGahee (knee) Sunday, July 27, because McGahee was sitting out due to a knee injury.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice filled in for RB Willis McGahee (knee) Sunday, July 27, because McGahee was sitting out due to a knee injury.

RB | Selvin Young | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos starting RB Selvin Young said his time is now and he looks at everything in front of him. He said he cannot let himself become complacent because that would lead to a decline in his production. He feels he needs to improve on catching the ball out of the backfield as well as making longer runs. Young believes he put in the necessary work during the offseason. "I was really diligent about paying attention to the details, and I hope it is going to show once the season starts. I've been catching balls, playing with the football, sleeping with the football and just going back to the things I was doing as a little kid," Young said. He also said he spent a lot of time working on his legs so he remains fresh in the fourth quarter this season.

RB | Chris Brown | Houston Texans | Injury News
Paul Kuharsky, of ESPN.com, reports Houston Texans RB Chris Brown (back) did not take part in practice Monday, July 28, due to a back injury. "His back was bothering him when he came in this morning," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "He's a day behind already, he needs to get back out here."

RB | Chris Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News, Fantasy
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Chris Perry (ankle) performed well in practice Monday, July 28, as he continues to recover from ankle and shin injuries. Perry is fighting for a spot on the team's roster, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

RB | Kevin Jones | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Chicago Bears would like RB Kevin Jones (knee) to drop 10 pounds while he is on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to an interview with Jim Miller and Howard Blazer of SIRIUS NFL Radio. The Bears believe the drop in weight will be easier on Jones' surgically repaired right knee. Jones is currently listed at 228 pounds.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills RB Marshawn Lynch will not be disciplined by the National Football League for a hit-and-run accident that left a woman injured.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said from what he understands, the Packers and the agent of RB Ryan Grant are working diligently on a new contract. McCarthy said it is important for Grant to get into training camp. However, he noted Grant did a very good job picking everything up during the offseason program.

RB | LaMont Jordan | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agency News, Fantasy
ESPNews reports the New England Patriots have signed free-agent RB LaMont Jordan (Raiders). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

RB | Maurice Morris | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren said RBs Julius Jones and Maurice Morris will be co-starters at tailback entering the 2008 season. "Both Julius and Mo will both play. I'm looking at it right now as if we have two starters at that position. And that's how I talk to the players about it and that's how I'm going to kind of approach it during the season," coach Mike Holmgren said.

RB | Julius Jones | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren said RBs Julius Jones and Maurice Morris will be co-starters at tailback entering the 2008 season. "Both Julius and Mo will both play. I'm looking at it right now as if we have two starters at that position. And that's how I talk to the players about it and that's how I'm going to kind of approach it during the season," coach Mike Holmgren said.

RB | Deuce McAllister | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Sheldon Mickles, of The Advocate, reports an MRI on New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister's (knee) left knee Saturday, July 26, was negative. McAllister was able to take part in practice during afternoon sessions Saturday. He experienced swelling in his knee after twisting it in practice Friday, July 25, and was held out of the team's morning workout.


Wide Receiver

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Transaction
CompleteColorado.com reports Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall would receive 10 points on his driver's license after being charged with disobeying his lane assignment, driving without a license and driving without proof of insurance. Adult drivers can have their license suspended for having up to 12 points within 12 months, according to Colorado law. Marshall is also facing 18 license points for driving under the influence charges, 12 points for the DUI and six points for other infractions that stem from an arrest last October. He may be suspended by the NFL for allegations of domestic violence. Since being drafted by the Broncos, Marshall has been living in a Highlands Ranch suburb in Douglas County. According to Douglas County Deputies, they have taken 911 calls for his home more than six times and did not file a report for all but one of those calls. He had his license suspended in 2007 in Orange County, Fla., after a ticket for excessive speed. He has 28 points on his record in the state of Colorado within 12 months of having his license suspended in Florida.

WR | Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Teddy Kider, of The Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (hamstring) went down with a hamstring injury during the team's practice Monday, July 28. Head coach Sean Payton did not know the extent of the injury.

WR | Joe Horn | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction
Steve Wyche, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons WR Joe Horn still hopes to be traded at some point. However, Horn is guaranteed $2.5 million in 2008, which could make trading him difficult. He is in the second year of a four-year, $14.5 million deal but Horn's agent said he would restructure his contract to make a trade possible.

WR | Chad Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Updating previous reports, The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson (ankle) is expected to be ready for the start of the 2008 regular season.

WR | Shaun McDonald | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions WR Shaun McDonald (knee) will likely miss the team's first two preseason games.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Tom Rock, of New York Newsday, reports New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) originally injured his ankle running routes between the team's minicamp and training camp. Burress hopes to be back on the field soon but there is no timetable for his return. He does not think his ankle injury will be a long-term injury and wants to wait until he is 100 percent before he returns to action.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli said WR Calvin Johnson (back) has not had any problems with a back injury that lingered through the 2007 season. "He's been fine. Every time he jumps I close my eyes," Marinelli said.

WR | Andre Caldwell | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals announced WR Andre Caldwell has signed a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Transaction
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (hamstring) has been removed from the non-football injury list. He took part in the afternoon session Sunday, July 27, after signing his four-year extension worth up to $40 million.

WR | Limas Sweed | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they have signed WR Limas Sweed to a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Saturday, July 26.

WR | Jordy Nelson | Green Bay Packers | Transaction
Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports the Green Bay Packers have agreed to terms with rookie WR Jordy Nelson on a four-year deal worth nearly $4.7 million. $2.7 million of the deal is guaranteed.


Defensive Line

DL | Sedrick Ellis | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
Teddy Kider, of The Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints DL Sedrick Ellis has not signed with the team as of Monday, July 28. Head coach Sean Payton said he is optimistic Ellis will sign because he wants Ellis to report within the next couple of days.

DL | Pat Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Judd Zulgad, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Pat Williams (elbow) participated in contact drills during a 9-on-7 session Monday, July 28, but did not take part in the 11-on-11 work.

DL | Victor Adeyanju | St. Louis Rams | Injury News
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams DL Victor Adeyanju (finger) will be sidelined two to four weeks after breaking his right middle finger in practice Sunday, July 27.

DL | Victor Abiamiri | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday, July 28, that DL Victor Abiamiri (wrist) dislocated a bone in his right wrist during practice Sunday, July 27. He has consulted with the team physician and a team hand specialist. An update on further treatments and status will be announced at a later time.

DL | Ebenezer Ekuban | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said DE Ebenezer Ekuban (leg) looked a little sluggish at the end of the summer OTAs. "You could tell there was soreness in the leg area," Shanahan said. "Since he's been back, he has looked much better." Shanahan said he is able to tell Ekuban's legs are improving each day.

DL | Antwan Odom | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Antwan Odom (ankle) was carted off practice Monday, July 28, with a left ankle injury. Odom later left the locker room on crutches with his left ankle in a protective. "I don't know," Odom said when asked about his condition. "I'm going to find out now."

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they have placed DT Casey Hampton (conditioning) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Linebacker

LB | Joey Porter | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter (ankle) returned to practice Monday, July 28, after missing the first two days because of a left ankle sprain.

LB | Dan Cody | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Dan Cody (foot) recovered from his injury and practiced with the team Monday, July 28.


Cornerback

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Calvin Watkins, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins filled in for CB Terence Newman (groin) after Newman went down with a groin injury.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Calvin Watkins, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) went down with a groin injury Monday, July 28.

CB | Von Hutchins | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Steve Wyche, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons CB Von Hutchins (foot) is out for the season after having surgery to repair a Lisfranc fracture in his foot Monday, July 28. Head coach Mike Smith said Hutchins would be placed on Injured Reserve.

CB | Mike McKenzie | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Teddy Kider, of The Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints CB Mike McKenzie (knee) did not practice Monday, July 28.

CB | Tracy Porter | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Teddy Kider, of The Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) went down with a hamstring injury during the team's practice Monday, July 28. Head coach Sean Payton did not know the extent of the injury.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson said he did not think the injury to CB Asante Samuel (hamstring) was holding Samuel back in terms of learning the team's defense. Samuel appeared to be walking without a limp after practice Monday, July 28.

CB | Fabian Washington | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens CB Fabian Washington was activated from the Non-Football Injury list Sunday, July 27.

CB | Chris McAlister | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens CB Chris McAlister (knee) passed his physical and began practicing Sunday, July 27, after being activated from the Non-Football Injury list.

CB | Antwaun Molden | Houston Texans | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Houston Texans CB Antwaun Molden has been impressing teammates and coaches during training camp. CB Dunta Robinson (knee) said he thinks Molden will be a good player for the team and thinks Molden has the potential to be a great player. "I think he's going be a good player for us. I think he has the potential to be a great player in this league. He has that work ethic, he practices hard and he's willing to learn."

CB | Leodis McKelvin | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick CB Leodis McKelvin signed a five-year deal worth up to $19.4 million. McKelvin is guaranteed $12.6 million and could make all of the $19.4 million if he meets all of the incentives in the contract. He is expected to compete with CB Jabari Greer for a starting job.

CB | Patrick Lee | Green Bay Packers | Transaction
The Green Bay Packers announced Sunday, July 27, they have signed rookie CB Patrick Lee. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Strong Safety

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they have placed SS Troy Polamalu (hamstring) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list and did not practice with the team Sunday, July 27.

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