Fantasy football player news

by KFFL Staff on June 14, 2009 @ 14:01:02 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Gary Estwick, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young said he considered quitting football during 2008. Young was booed at LP Field during the season opener. "I was to the point where man, I didn't really want to play no more because of the fact that I was that hurt," Young told ESPN's E:60. "I was that hurt from the boos and all the different things that were going on. It was just so much for me -- I didn't want to play no more." Young also denied being suicidal in the hours that followed the opener.

QB | Brett Favre | Retired | Injury News, Fantasy
Chip Scoggins, of The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports most assume the only thing holding the Minnesota Vikings and QB Brett Favre (shoulder) back from working out a deal is Favre's health. However, according to columnist Sid Hartman, the two sides could also be digging in over contract issues. According to a source, the Vikings would like to sign Favre to an incentive-laden contract that protects them in case Favre is injured or is not productive. Favre was due to make $13 million from the Jets in 2009 before he retired a second time.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Nick Canepa, of The San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2009 season. Re-signing him has become a priority for the Chargers.

QB | Derek Anderson | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, The Associated Press reports the protective sleeve Cleveland Browns QB Derek Anderson (leg) is wearing on his injured leg appeared thicker Saturday, June 13. Head coach Eric Mangini is not clarifying the injury, but he did say Anderson will be fine for training camp.

QB | Brady Quinn | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini said QBs Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson will enter training camp dead even in the battle for the starting quarterback job. Previously, Mangini said Quinn held a slight lead in the battle.

QB | Michael Vick | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports the Dallas Cowboys are not interested in signing unrestricted free-agent QB Michael Vick (Falcons).

QB | Kyle Orton | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit, Breaking News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels has named QB Kyle Orton as the team's starting quarterback.


Running Back

RB | Darren Sproles | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Nick Canepa, 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 2009 season. The team would like to sign him to a long-term deal. However, if the NFL is not able to complete a new CBA, he would become a restricted free-agent in an uncapped year.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Dave Hyde, of The Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown thought his surgically repaired knee was healthy all of last season. However, after the year, he watched tape of himself and said he could see he wasn't 100 percent healthy. "I feel right now I'm more explosive right now in the things I'm doing. I watched (last year's plays) and thought there's more I could've done," Brown said. Brown is entering the final year of his contract and the Dolphins have invested a lot into their offensive line, so this could be the season he finally is ready to stand out. Head coach Tony Sparano has challenged Brown to break more long runs this year, and Brown said that is one of his goals.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports Cleveland Browns RB Jamal Lewis (ankle) did not take part in team drills Friday, June 12, and could be limited for the remainder of the team's minicamp.


Wide Receiver

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Nick Canepa, of The San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2009 season. However, if the NFL is not able to complete a new CBA, he would become a restricted free-agent in an uncapped year.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery said all of the doubts about the Jets' receivers is extra juice for the team's receivers to pick up their game. Cotchery, who has 260 career receptions, is the team's only proven receiver on roster. "I want everybody to understand that I'm really not blowing smoke, but we have a lot of talented guys at wide receiver," Cotchery said.

WR | Wallace Wright | New York Jets | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New York Jets WR Wallace Wright was one of the team's top performers during their recent minicamp. He was on the receiving end of a pretty touchdown pass from QB Mark Sanchez.

WR | Matt Jones | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has ruled out the possibility of signing unrestricted free-agent WR Matt Jones (Jaguars).

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (undisclosed) participated in practice Saturday, June 13. He did not look 100 percent during practice, but the injury does not appear to be serious.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall (hip) was not present during the second day of the team's minicamp Saturday, June 13.

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Updating a previous report, ESPN.com reports Benjamin Brafman, attorney for unrestricted free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants), said Burress' felony gun charge as been adjourned until sometime in September.

WR | Nate Burleson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, June 12.


Tight End

TE | Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Carlos Monarrez, of The Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions rookie TE Brandon Pettigrew was a favorite target of rookie QB Matthew Stafford during a recent workout. The two seem to be working well together. "I'm glad we're kind of getting a feel for each other and a good connection going into this thing and having a good relationship. That'll be good," Pettigrew said of their building rapport.

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