NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on June 27, 2008 @ 14:43:19 PDT


Running Back

RB | Cedric Benson | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams said he is confident that free-agent RB Cedric Benson (Bears) will be picked up by another team. Williams believes Benson will turn his troubled career around if he is given another chance.

RB | Kevin Jones | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports free-agent RB Kevin Jones (Lions) canceled his workout scheduled for Saturday, June 28.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Pat Yasinskas, of, reports Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (toe) could leave the team's training camp as the starting running back but RB DeAngelo Williams is the likely starter entering training camp.

Wide Receiver

WR | Javon Walker | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, The Associated Press reports a judge set bail at $73,000 for Arfat Fadel, the man charged with kidnapping, beating and robbing Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker. Fadel's lawyer said Fadel plans to plead not guilty to the charges. It was not clear Friday, June 27, if Fadel could make the bail of $73,000.

WR | Ronald Curry | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of, reports Oakland Raiders WR Ronald Curry (foot) is expected to be the team's No. 2 wide receiver and should be ready for training camp.

WR | Roydell Williams | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Roydell Williams (ankle) missed the team's practice Wednesday, June 25.

Tight End

TE | Tony Scheffler | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Yvette Lanier, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos TE Tony Scheffler (foot) said he is fully recovered from his foot injury and is ready to begin training camp July 25. He was seen walking around in flip-flops Thursday, June 26, after wearing a protective boot last month. "It feels pretty good," Scheffler said. "It's back to normal, and I am doing everything with the rest of the team, looking forward to getting this behind me."

TE | Daniel Wilcox | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
James Walker, of, reports Baltimore Ravens TE Daniel Wilcox (toe) is the likely candidate to backup TE Todd Heap (hamstring).

Defensive Line

DL | Paul Spicer | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
ESPNews reports Jacksonville Jaguars DL Paul Spicer signed a two-year contract extension with the team Friday, June 27. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Tommy Kelly | Oakland Raiders | Injury News
Bill Williamson, of, reports Oakland Raiders DL Tommy Kelly (knee) is expected to move from defensive end to defensive tackle to replace retired DL Warren Sapp.


LB | Channing Crowder | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins LB Channing Crowder (knee) will have to beat out LB Reggie Torbor and LB Akin Ayodele to keep his starting job at inside linebacker.


CB | Cortland Finnegan | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans CB Cortland Finnegan (hamstring) was held out of practice Wednesday, June 25, for precautionary reasons because of hamstring tightness.

Free Safety

FS | Robert Griffith | Retired | Transaction, Free Agency News
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Vikings signed free-agent FS Robert Griffith (Cardinals) Wednesday, June 25, for the purpose of retiring as a member of the Vikings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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