NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on June 12, 2009 @ 16:22:16 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Michael Vick | Atlanta Falcons | Free Agency News
Ira Kaufman, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said the team is not interested in unrestricted free-agent QB Michael Vick (Falcons).

QB | Brett Favre | Retired | Fantasy
ESPN.com reports the Minnesota Vikings plan to send a trainer and a member of the coaching staff to Hattiesburg, Miss., in the next few days to work with retired QB Brett Favre (Jets), according to a source. The Vikings personnel will be assessing Favre's progress since his shoulder surgery, which was two weeks ago, according to a source. Favre has been throwing but does not know if he will be ready to play this season.

QB | Trent Green | Retired | Transaction, Free Agency News
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports unrestricted free-agent QB Trent Green (Rams) has decided to retire from professional football. "I feel this is finally the right time. I've talked about it with (the family) for a while, especially with the concussions over the last few years. We all felt it was the time to do it," Green said.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Continuing an ongoing storyline, Bob Brookover, of The Philadelphia Inquirer, reports while the Philadelphia Eagles restructured the contract of QB Donovan McNabb and he received a bump in pay, the team did not extend the deal beyond the two years he had remaining on his previous contract.

QB | Shaun Hill | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Tom FitzGerald, of The San Francisco Chronicle, reports with only a few practices remaining for the San Francisco 49ers before they take six weeks off, it is impossible to tell who has the upper hand in the quarterback competition. QBs Shaun Hill and Alex D. Smith are competing for the starting job. The competition is expected to dominate training camp, which begins July 30.

QB | Alex D. Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Tom FitzGerald, of The San Francisco Chronicle, reports with only a few practices remaining for the San Francisco 49ers before they take six weeks off, it is impossible to tell who has the upper hand in the quarterback competition. QBs Shaun Hill and Alex D. Smith are competing for the starting job. The competition is expected to dominate training camp, which begins July 30.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Charlie Campbell and Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, report Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Byron Leftwich (groin) said he will be able to participate in practice next week.

QB | Adam DiMichele | Free Agent | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have released QB Adam DiMichele and RB Walter Mendenhall.

QB | Rex Grossman | Houston Texans | Transaction, Free Agency News
Updating a previous report, John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent QB Rex Grossman (Bears) on a one-year deal worth $620,000.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
Roderick Boone, of Newsday, reports New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez will be able to continue his battle for the starting quarterback position when training camp resumes now that he has signed his contract with the team. "It's not in my makeup to hold out like that," Sanchez said. "That would have just been terrible for me. But this just eliminates that whole factor. I'll be there Day One, ready to go and ready to compete."

QB | Sage Rosenfels | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agency News
Judd Zulgad, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress did not express concern during a local radio interview with how the potential addition of free-agent QB Brett Favre (Jets) would impact current QBs Sage Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson. "I'm not worried about that. I talked with Sage and Tarvaris. They are competitors. Do they like any of the conversation? Absolutely not. But they know this," Childress said. "I'm charged with adding and subtracting players from this team to make us better. Every day when I walk in this office there's not a day that I don't try to look and see if we can get better at some position. And if this is going to make us better down the road and it's got a chance to happen I'm going to take care of the Minnesota Vikings."

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agency News
Judd Zulgad, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress did not express concern during a local radio interview with how the potential addition of free-agent QB Brett Favre (Jets) would impact current QBs Sage Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson. "I'm not worried about that. I talked with Sage and Tarvaris. They are competitors. Do they like any of the conversation? Absolutely not. But they know this," Childress said. "I'm charged with adding and subtracting players from this team to make us better. Every day when I walk in this office there's not a day that I don't try to look and see if we can get better at some position. And if this is going to make us better down the road and it's got a chance to happen I'm going to take care of the Minnesota Vikings."

QB | Kellen Clemens | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Rich Cimini, of The New York Daily News, reports New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the quarterback competition is going to be "fierce." QB Kellen Clemens continued to work with the first team Tuesday, June 9, and outperformed rookie QB Mark Sanchez. Sanchez has the stronger arm, and was throwing lasers in a one-on-one drill, but he has to avoid mistakes. He threw an interception during 7-on-7 drills, which was returned for a touchdown. Ryan wants Sanchez to also improve his voice, as he wants Sanchez to be louder and more inflective with his cadence.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury News
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (knee) said Monday, June 8, that he is not sure how long it will take to shake off the rust after missing more than half a year of not practicing or playing with his teammates. "It remains to be seen," Brady said. "I hope there's not a lot of rust at all, but the preseason games will be good for that. And we have a long time till we play our first regular season game."


Running Back

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills RB Marshawn Lynch (foot) did not participate during the team's minicamp because of swollen foot. He underwent X-rays and tests, but they all come back negative.

RB | Jamal Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns RB Jamal Lewis (ankle) did not participate in team drills during morning practice Thursday, June 11.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports the Chicago Bears are being cautious with RB Matt Forte (hamstring) and making sure he is fully recovered before letting him return to the field.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Bob Brookover, of The Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said RB Brian Westbrook (ankle), previous to his latest ankle problem, was on a mission to come back this year. "When I mention that he was in phenomenal shape, I mean he really was in incredible shape, and that will help him get through this," Reid said. Westbrook, as reported, could be sidelined through the preseason after having bone chips surgically removed from his right ankle last week. Reid also said that he believes it is important the team is patient with Westbrook and doesn't try to rush him back too early. Reid said the team has to do what their trainers and doctors feel is best until Westbrook is ready to return.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Tom FitzGerald, of The San Francisco Chronicle, reports the San Francisco 49ers' offense under Jimmy Raye may allow RB Frank Gore to achieve his goal of being the best player on the field. "With (offensive coordinator Mike) Martz, we were more finesse, throw the ball deep, get outside," Gore said. "This is more running with my shoulders squared up, a lot of power, a lot of downhill plays." He said the team is trying to be physical. He is also delighted to be reunited with FB Moran Norris as his blocking back.

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Fantasy
Roderick Boone, of Newsday, reports New York Jets rookie RB Shonn Greene, a third-round draft choice, is the only remaining member of the 2009 Jets' draft class that remains unsigned.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Agent Drew Rosenhaus said on his Twitter page that Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (knee, ankle) needed surgery on both his knee and ankle during the offseason.

RB | Ryan Torain | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos RB Ryan Torain (knee) said he does not know if he will be ready to participate in practice by the start of training camp. "No timetable. The knee feels good, though," Torain said. He did participate in wind sprints during practice Monday, June 8.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Depth Chart Tidbit
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (knee) said he does not mind working behind RB Ray Rice during practice for now.

RB | Leon Washington | New York Jets | Fantasy
Rich Cimini, of The New York Daily News, reports New York Jets RB Leon Washington strongly hinted he won't show up for training camp if his contract situation isn't taken care of. He is set to make $535,000 this year. He wants to be paid "fair-market value." While he said he wasn't angry or frustrated, when Cimini asked him if he would be a camp holdout if negotiations were still dragging, Washington said: "You figure it out."

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) continues to miss practice with what is being called an ankle injury by head coach John Fox. Stewart is expected to be fine for training camp.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Chris McPherson, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (thumb) participated in practice during the organized team activity Monday, June 8. He had his thumb wrapped during practice and has to wear a splint when he is off the field.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Doug Miller, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (knee) took part in practice during OTA workouts Sunday, June 7.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Brian Allee-Walsh, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (wrist) suffered a bruised left wrist during the team's practice Saturday, June 6. Thomas went to the sideline but returned for the last few minutes of practice. It was the same wrist Thomas dislocated last season and required surgery on. Thomas said, "He just punched me right in the wrist. It was a quick, sharp pain, and I kind of lost feeling. But I'm good, and I got back out there and I finished. It's not bothering too much right now. But I'm going to get it taken care of, and I'll be ready."

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson has been quiet and well-behaved this offseason. In fact, he has been almost invisible. Johnson is going about his business on a daily basis, he isn't making waves and he isn't bringing any attention to himself. Even more importantly, Johnson is not complaining.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (knee) said he recently underwent surgery to clean debris from his knee. He said the rehab from the surgery is going well. He is expected to be fully recovered by the start of training camp.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Frank Schwab, of The Colorado Springs Gazette, reports Denver Broncos rookie RB Knowshon Moreno feels good about his progress thus far. However, he still does not know what his role will be within the offense. After being selected No. 12 overall, he will probably get a lot of touches. Moreno has been running behind RBs LaMont Jordan and Correll Buckhalter in practice. Moreno said he is just learning and is trying to find his place with the team. He is learning the playbook, so practices are starting to slow down for him because he understands the offense better. By training camp, Moreno should be ready to move up the depth chart. He plans to keep working on pass protection, catching the ball, running routes and reading defenses.


Fullback

FB | Patrick Pass | Free Agent | Transaction
Tim Graham, of ESPN.com, reports the New England Patriots have released FB Patrick Pass.

FB | Moran Norris | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Tom FitzGerald, of The San Francisco Chronicle, reports the San Francisco 49ers' offense under Jimmy Raye may allow RB Frank Gore to achieve his goal of being the best player on the field. "With (offensive coordinator Mike) Martz, we were more finesse, throw the ball deep, get outside," Gore said. "This is more running with my shoulders squared up, a lot of power, a lot of downhill plays." He said the team is trying to be physical. He is also delighted to be reunited with FB Moran Norris as his blocking back.


Wide Receiver

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.

WR | Courtney Taylor | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Courtney Taylor (groin) suffered a groin injury during practice Friday, June 12.

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (shoulder) is expected to be ready to participate at the start of training camp.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Injury News
Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall (hip) was not present for the start of the team's mandatory minicamp Friday, June 12.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Brent Schrotenboer, of The San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson had his request for evidence to be suppressed denied by a San Diego Superior Court judge Thursday, June 11. Jackson's attorney, Cole Casey, plans to appeal the ruling. Casey said he hopes this ends up in the federal court, because they believe Jackson's Fourth Amendment rights were violated through an unreasonable search and seizure. Casey has argued Jackson was forced to have blood drawn against his will after being arrested Jan. 6 on suspicion of drunken driving.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News, Fantasy
Tom FitzGerald, of The San Francisco Chronicle, reports San Francisco 49ers rookie WR Michael Crabtree (foot) tried to run routes at last month's minicamp, but head coach Mike Singletary shooed him off the field. "We got that straight, but he was almost in tears," Singletary said. Crabtree continued to run sprints while the team practiced Thursday, June 11.

WR | Deion Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Gregg Bell, of The Associated Press, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch (knee) said his knee will never feel normal again after undergoing reconstructive surgery. "You will never be back to normal once you have this type of procedure done. I actually feel stronger, but it's not normal. Something has been done that removed (parts) of my knee. My biggest thing is to continue to strengthen it," Branch said.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards (undisclosed) did not participate in morning practice Thursday, June 11.

WR | James Hardy | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills head coach Dick Jauron said WR James Hardy (knee) and LB John DiGiorgio (knee) could start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

WR | Troy Williamson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit
Vito Stellino, of The Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said he thinks the key for WR Troy Williamson is staying healthy so he can have a chance to display his skill and athleticism. "He should be able to get some things done if he can stay on the football field for us," Del Rio said. Williamson also has to do a better job catching the football. He even acknowledged he makes the easy catches look harder than what they are supposed to be. Williamson is in a battle for a roster spot due to offseason additions to the receiver position for the Jaguars.

WR | Logan Payne | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of ESPN.com, reports Seattle Seahawks WR Logan Payne (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, June 10.

WR | Juaquin Iglesias | Chicago Bears | Transaction
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Chicago Bears have signed third-round draft choice WR Juaquin Iglesias. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Roscoe Parrish | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills WR Roscoe Parrish (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 10.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) ran through drills with the wide receivers during practice Wednesday, June 10.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (shoulder) was limited during practice Tuesday, June 9.

WR | Mark Clayton | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE L.J. Smith (groin), CB Chris Carr (shoulder) and OT Oniel Cousins (chest) were limited during workouts Tuesday, June 9. LB Ray Lewis, S Ed Reed, DE Terrell Suggs and WR Mark Clayton were absent from practice.

WR | Torry Holt | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Paul Kuharsky, of ESPN.com, reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Torry Holt (knee) was given the day off from practice Tuesday, June 9, because his knee had a little swelling.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Tim MacMahon, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys WRs Miles Austin (hamstring), Sam Hurd (quadriceps), Isaiah Stanback (knee) and Travis Wilson (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, June 9. Wilson may need surgery on his knee.

WR | Sam Hurd | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Tim MacMahon, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys WRs Miles Austin (hamstring), Sam Hurd (quadriceps), Isaiah Stanback (knee) and Travis Wilson (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, June 9. Wilson may need surgery on his knee.

WR | Chad Ochocinco | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco said on his Twitter page that he was kind of rusty on his first day back with the team. He added after a day or two more he will be back to normal.

WR | Jason Hill | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
John Crumpacker, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports San Francisco 49ers S Mark Roman (illness), S Reggie Smith (groin) and WR Jason Hill (hamstring) missed the team's practice Monday, June 8

WR | Kevin Curtis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Dave Spadaro, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Kevin Curtis (hernia) has been able to do more each practice during the offseason and is on track to be 100 percent by training camp.

WR | Matt Jones | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team has no interest in free-agent WR Matt Jones (Jaguars).

WR | Lance Moore | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Doug Miller, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore (knee) may be monitored at the start of training camp.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Doug Miller, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (knee) practiced Sunday, June 7. He made a nice one-handed catch over the middle of the field.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez (leg) did not practice Sunday, June 7, due to an injured right leg. Gonzalez suffered the injury Saturday, but head coach Jim Caldwell is not giving any details on the injury. Gonzalez stayed on the field after hurting his leg, but spent the remainder of Saturday's practice stretching out. Caldwell said Gonzalez may return to the field Tuesday, June 9, or Wednesday, June 10.


Tight End

TE | David Martin | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Edgar Thompson, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins TE David Martin (hernia), OG Donald Thomas (pectoral) and OG Andy Alleman (back) are not participating in morning practice Friday, June 12.

TE | Chase Coffman | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals TE Chase Coffman (foot) was been cleared to practice but was limited to individual drills during practice this week.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Matthew Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee, reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis likely will see his reception number increase this season because he is being targeted a lot during practice and is showing improved hands than in recent years.

TE | Donald Lee | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers TE Donald Lee (thigh) left the team's practice early Wednesday, June 10. Lee left after the first team period and watched the rest of practice with ice on his right thigh.

TE | Cornelius Ingram | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
Adam Caplan, reporting for Scout.com, reports the Philadelphia Eagles have signed fifth-round draft pick TE Cornelius Ingram to a four-year deal worth just a bit over $1.9 million with a signing bonus of roughly $183,000, according to a league source.

TE | L.J. Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE L.J. Smith (groin) was limited during practice Tuesday, June 9.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News, Fantasy
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (back) fully participate in practice Tuesday, June 9. He said he feels ready to participate at training camp.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Free Agency News
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels, who had participated in the first three weeks of organized activities, did not show up to the team's voluntary workout Tuesday, June 9, because of a contract dispute. Daniels is a restricted free agent. He has yet to sign the one-year, $2.7 million tender that he was offered. His agent, Alan Herman, has been working with the Texans on a long-term deal. "What's important for us is that we are talking," general manager Rick Smith said. "Owen is an important part of our team, one of our core players."


Place Kicker

PK | Nick Folk | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News, Fantasy
Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Nick Folk (hip) said he is feeling great and will do some light running Monday, June 8. Folk said he should be able to kick a volleyball in mid- to late June. He will use a volleyball because it is lighter than a football and offers less resistance.

PK | Matt Stover | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Mike Preston, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has talked with free-agent PK Matt Stover (Ravens) a couple of times this offseason, once within the past two weeks. "It was a personal phone call, and he wanted to know how I was doing, and if I was still kicking, and if I was staying in shape," Stover said.


Defensive Line

DL | Tommie Harris | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears DT Tommie Harris (knee) did not participate in team drills during practice Wednesday, June 10, in order to rest his knee.

DL | Cory Redding | Seattle Seahawks | Injury News
Mike Sando, of ESPN.com, reports Seattle Seahawks DT Cory Redding (undisclosed) participated in practice Wednesday, June 10.

DL | Aaron Maybin | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills DE Aaron Maybin (undisclosed) did not participate in team drills during practice Wednesday, June 10. It is not known what the injury is but is not believe to be serious.

DL | John Henderson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
Paul Kuharsky, of ESPN.com, reports Jacksonville Jaguars DT John Henderson (shoulder) did not participate in practice Tuesday, June 9, because he does not feel ready to practice.

DL | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE L.J. Smith (groin), CB Chris Carr (shoulder) and OT Oniel Cousins (chest) were limited during workouts Tuesday, June 9. LB Ray Lewis, S Ed Reed, DE Terrell Suggs and WR Mark Clayton were absent from practice.

DL | Igor Olshansky | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Tim MacMahon, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys DE Igor Olshansky (back), LB Brandon X. Williams (shoulder) and LB Stephen Hodge (calf) did not participate in practice Tuesday, June 9.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Mike Chappell, of The Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts DE Dwight Freeney said he wants to contribute on offense... even if just for one play. "I'm going to talk to Peyton (Manning)," Freeney said. "One red-zone play, that's all I need. Just one. I want to catch the ball." When told of Freeney's wishes, team president Bill Polian didn't sound too eager to grant those wishes. "I've got two words for that: Lis Franc," Polian said. Technically speaking, it's just one word, but the point is clear. Freeney suffered a Lisfranc injury during 2007 and missed the last part of the season and playoffs.

DL | Glenn Dorsey | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs DT Glenn Dorsey (undisclosed) and DE Ron Edwards (undisclosed) did not participate in team drills during practice Friday, June 5. He did perform rehab and conditioning work during practice.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury News
The Associated Press reports New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) said he is feeling great after rehabilitating from his knee injury and is quick to point out that the injury hasn't taken anything away from his game. "I still feel like I'm one of the best, if not the best defensive end in football right now," Umenyiora said. "I feel quick. I feel explosive. I don't feel like I should be stopped one-on-one."


Linebacker

LB | Angelo Crowell | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Angelo Crowell (knee) has suffered a setback in his rehab from knee surgery. It is not known how severe the setback is, but linebackers coach Joe Barry said Crowell has been on the field for most of the last two weeks of practice.

LB | Stewart Bradley | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News
Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Stewart Bradley (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, June 11. Bradley sat out team drills Tuesday, June 10, with a tweaked hamstring.

LB | Adalius Thomas | New England Patriots | Injury News
Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots LB Adalius Thomas (arm) said he is feeling good and expects to be able to fully participate at the start of training camp.

LB | Michael Boley | New York Giants | Injury News
Tom Rock, of Newsday, reports New York Giants LB Michael Boley (hip) participated in practice Thursday, June 11.

LB | Takeo Spikes | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Takeo Spikes (rest) and LB Jeff Ulbrich (illness) participated in practice Wednesday, June 10.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) was unable to finish practice Wednesday, June 10, because of a hamstring injury. The injury is not considered serious, but the team will be cautious with Matthews for the rest of offseason workouts.

LB | Hunter Hillenmeyer | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears LB Hunter Hillenmeyer (hernia) ran on the sidelines during practice Wednesday, June 10.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (undisclosed) is expected to miss one more organized team activity before returning to practice next week. Urlacher is dealing with a minor ailment.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens TE L.J. Smith (groin), CB Chris Carr (shoulder) and OT Oniel Cousins (chest) were limited during workouts Tuesday, June 9. LB Ray Lewis, S Ed Reed, DE Terrell Suggs and WR Mark Clayton were absent from practice.

LB | Greg Ellis | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers might be interested in unrestricted free-agent LB Greg Ellis (Cowboys) if he drops his asking price.

LB | David Harris | New York Jets | Injury News
Roderick Boone, of Newsday, reports New York Jets TE Bubba Franks (knee) and LB David Harris (mouth) did not participate in morning practice Tuesday, June 9.

LB | Dan Morgan | Retired | Injury News, Transaction
Drew Rosenhaus, agent for New Orleans Saints LB Dan Morgan (calf), reports on his Twitter page that Morgan has informed the team that he is retiring because of continued injuries.

LB | Nick Barnett | Green Bay Packers | Injury News
Rob Demovsky, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers LB Nick Barnett (knee) said he believes he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Barnett thinks he could be ready to at least have limited participation when training camp opens Aug. 1. He is confident he will be able to start the team's regular-season opener.


Cornerback

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

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Injury News
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants CB Corey Webster (shoulder) was limited to individual drills during practice Thursday, June 11.

CB | Leodis McKelvin | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (finger) fully participated in practice Wednesday, June 10.

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury News
Jeff Dickerson, of ESPN.com, reports Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (shoulder) is participating in practice Wednesday, June 10.

CB | Fabian Washington | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens CB Fabian Washington (neck, shoulder) fully participated in practice Tuesday, June 9.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee (shoulder) participated in team drills during practice Monday, June 8.

CB | Nate Clements | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers CB Nate Clements (pneumonia) did not participate in practice Monday, June 8. He has not been re-evaluated by the team.

CB | Adam Jones | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Updating a previous report, Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said through a spokesman that the Cowboys have no plans of re-signing unrestricted free-agent CB Adam Jones. The Cowboys have not contacted Jones' agent.


Strong Safety

SS | Mike Brown | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns met with unrestricted free-agent SS Mike Brown (Bears) Monday, June 8, according to a source.


Free Safety

FS | Ryan Clark | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers FS Ryan Clark (shoulder) is expected to be ready to participate at the start of training camp.

FS | Mark Roman | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers FS Mark Roman (illness) and DE Isaac Sopoaga (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 10.

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Preston, of The Baltimore Sun, reports it is unsure if Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed is continuing to battle the same neck problems he had last season as he will not speak to the media prior to training camp. However, if there are problems, Reed will work them out before camp. The bottom line is that if Reed believes neck problems will hinder his performance or cause a permanent injury, he will retire.

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