NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on February 16, 2010 @ 09:34:26 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Colt McCoy | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News, Draft Information
ESPN.com reports University of Texas QB Colt McCoy (shoulder) says he is throwing between 40 and 50 balls a day in an intense rehabilitation program that he hopes will have him ready to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine. McCoy says the nerve injury in his right shoulder is "really coming along" and is close to being 100 percent. McCoy says it will be up to his doctors if he will throw at the NFL Combine, but that he will do everything he is able to do.


Running Back

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | San Diego Chargers | Free Agency News, Fantasy
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, speculates the Kansas City Chiefs could look to pick up San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson if he becomes a free agent this offseason.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (foot, ankle) apparently had surgery on something that involved the foot and ankle injury that made him miss the last two games of the season. The surgery does not appear to be serious.


Fullback

FB | Patrick Pass | Retired | Transaction, Free Agency News
Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Globe, reports free-agent FB Patrick Pass (Patriots) said he will be retiring from professional football.


Wide Receiver

WR | Chris Chambers | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agency News
Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports the Kansas City Chiefs are expected to make re-signing impending free-agent WR Chris Chambers a priority this offseason.

WR | Brad Smith | New York Jets | Free Agency News
Dave Hutchinson, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said the team will tender an offer to restricted free-agent WR Brad Smith.

WR | Mike Furrey | Cleveland Browns | Free Agency News
James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports the Cleveland Browns may look to re-sign impending free-agent WR Mike Furrey this offseason.

WR | Greg Lewis | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agency News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman said the team would like to re-sign impending free-agent CB Benny Sapp and WR Greg Lewis during the offseason.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agency News
Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin, who is a pending restricted free agent, said Saturday, Feb. 13, he is not worried about his contract status with the team. "No, not worried at all," Austin said. "I have all the confidence in the world in the organization and I'm sure everything will be worked out right." Austin could command about $6 million on average if he were to sign a long-term deal with the Cowboys in the offseason.


Defensive Line

DL | Jason Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Brian Biggane, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins DE Jason Taylor (shoulder) recently underwent a surgical procedure on his shoulder.

DL | Kyle Vanden Bosch | Tennessee Titans | Free Agency News
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans have not contacted the agent for impending free-agent DE Kyle Vanden Bosch about a new contract.

DL | Tony Brown | Tennessee Titans | Free Agency News
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans have talked to impending restricted free-agent DT Tony Brown about a contract extension.

DL | Aubrayo Franklin | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agency News
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the San Francisco 49ers will place the franchise tag on impending free-agent DT Aubrayo Franklin, according to league sources. The team will continue to work on a long-term contract before they place the tag on him. The 49ers are expected to make a long-term offer to Franklin this week. Franklin will make $7 million next season if the team places the franchise tag on him.


Linebacker

LB | Mike Vrabel | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agency News
Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports the Kansas City Chiefs could re-sign impending free-agent LB Mike Vrabel and FS Mike Brown during the offseason if the prices are right.

LB | Pierre Woods | New England Patriots | Free Agency News
Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports the New England Patriots are expected to offer impending restricted free-agent LB Pierre Woods a second round tender.


Cornerback

CB | Deshea Townsend | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agency News
Mike Reiss, of ESPNBoston.com, reports the New England Patriots could show interest in Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent CB Deshea Townsend during the offseason.

CB | Benny Sapp | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agency News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman said the team would like to re-sign impending free-agent CB Benny Sapp and WR Greg Lewis during the offseason.


Strong Safety

SS | Mike Brown | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agency News
Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports the Kansas City Chiefs could re-sign impending free-agent LB Mike Vrabel and FS Mike Brown during the offseason if the prices are right.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News
James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports Pittsburgh Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert said SS Troy Polamalu (knee) did not need to have surgery on his injured knee.


Free Safety

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Free Agency News
Dave Hutchinson, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said the team will tender an offer to restricted free-agent FS Eric Smith.

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