Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 14, 2011 @ 10:03:06 PDT



QB | Cam Newton | NFL Draft Prospect | Transaction
Auburn QB Cam Newton has signed a shoe and apparel deal with Under Armour, according to Darren Rovell, of CNBC. Terms were not disclosed, but according to sources the deal will be the largest deal ever given to an incoming NFL rookie, surpassing the $1 million a year deal adidas gave to New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush in 2006 both in terms of annual guarantee and overall dollars. Under Armour will unveil a whole collection of Cam Newton Auburn items, including jerseys with his name on the back, as well as football and training gear, including a signature shoe line.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Washington Redskins | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings could be interested in Washington Redskins QB Donovan McNabb if he is released this offseason, reports Michael Lombardi, of NFL Network.


FB | Heath Evans | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent FB Heath Evans has started to prepare for a lockout by selling every house and property in his possession to help create a much larger nest egg for his wife and two daughters, according to Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald. Evans sold his home in New Orleans, where he's spent the past two seasons with the Saints. He also sold his longtime offseason home in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he's lived most of his life. Evans is currently renting a home, in addition to interviewing for jobs as a television analyst.

Wide Receiver

WR | Rashied Davis | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears may look to re-sign impending free-agent WR Rashied Davis because of his special teams play, reports Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles') said via his Twitter account that he will undergo surgery Monday, Feb. 14, to repair a torn Achilles' tendon.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Doctors have told Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot) his surgery to repair a broken foot last week will require a seven-week recovery, according to

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents
The agent for free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants), Drew Rosenhaus, said via his Twitter account that he visited Burress in prison Saturday, Feb. 12, and feels Burress is ready to return to the NFL. "He is in great spirits and is excited to be reunited with his family June 6," Rosenhaus said. "We talked at length about his future in the NFL and he can't wait to get back on the football field in 2011! He is mentally and physically strong right now and is looking forward to the future!"

Defensive Line

DL | Aubrayo Franklin | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent DL Aubrayo Franklin has said that he would like to test free agency this offseason but does not know if the 49ers will place their franchise tag on him, reports David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle.

DL | David Bowens | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots could take a look at free-agent LB David Bowens (Browns) this offseason as a player who could help improve their depth, reports's Mike Reiss.


LB | Zack Follett | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB Zack Follett (neck) is unlikely to return after suffering a serious neck injury in 2010, according to

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating a previous item, Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (shoulder) said via his Twitter account he will undergo surgery Monday, Feb. 14, according to Aaron Wilson, of He will be sidelined four to six weeks.

LB | Jason Worilds | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jason Worilds likely would start next season if the team were not able to re-sign impending free-agent LB LaMarr Woodley this offseason, according to Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


CB | Corey Graham | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
Chicago Bears impending free-agent CB Corey Graham said he wants to see more playing time on defense and that will be a factor when deciding on which team to sign with, reports Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers may show some interest in Oakland Raiders impending free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha this offseason, reports Michael Lombardi, of NFL Network.

CB | Ike Taylor | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
The Arizona Caridnals may be interested in Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent CB Ike Taylor this offseason if he hits the free agent market, reports Dan Pompei, of Defensive coordinator Ray Horton coached Taylor the last several seasons.

Free Safety

FS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins SS LaRon Landry (Achilles') said his Achilles' tendon feels much better than it did last season, according to Mike Jones, of The Washington Post. "I'll say it's about 90 percent," Landry said. "I won't say 100 percent because I don't know what kind of endurance I have in it, but as far as how it feels, it's doing good and I'll say 90 percent." Landry had shockwave therapy done Dec. 24, and now he is receiving Platelet Rich Plasma treatments to heal micro-tears in his Achilles' tendon. Landry had one treatment during the season, but many times up to six rounds of the treatment are required. "I haven't started running," Landry said. "But I'm back to doing everything with my legs: squats and everything like that. I'm working out just like I used to other than my left side. I obviously can't grab a dumbbell with that side, but I'm doing single-arm bench presses."

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