NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on June 30, 2008 @ 14:36:35 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan said he will continue to throw before he reports to the team's minicamp. He has not scheduled any workouts with the team's receivers but plans on speaking with quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave and offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey over the break.


Running Back

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills RB Marshawn Lynch had his driver's license revoked Friday, June 27, after pleading guilty to a traffic violation and a hit-and-run accident. Administrative Law Judge Thomas Gagola termed Lynch's behavior as reckless disregard of human life or property. He also hit Lynch with the maximum $100 fine and $50 surcharge when he pleaded guilty to failure to exercise due care toward a pedestrian.

RB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Fantasy
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Earnest Graham agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $10.5 million. The deal will keep him in Tampa Bay through the 2011 season.

RB | Cadillac Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Anwar S. Richardson, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams (knee) will likely start the 2008 season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

RB | Kevin Jones | Free Agent Players | Free Agency News
The Associated Press reports the Cleveland Browns have requested a video of free-agent RB Kevin Jones' (Lions) workout Saturday, June 28.


Wide Receiver

WR | Joe Horn | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Steve Wyche, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the Atlanta Falcons are not actively shopping WR Joe Horn for a possible trade, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Horn's agent has been cleared to talk with other teams, but currently there are no takers.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Fantasy
David Exum, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss will have his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team, Moss Motorsports, make its debut July 19 at Kentucky Speedway. The truck will carry the No. 81, which is also Moss' jersey number. He is expected to have a prominent Sprint Cup driver race the truck.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots WR Wes Welker said he is disappointed that the team was unable to re-sign Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel. "Asante's a great player, so it hurts not to have a guy like that. But then again, it's part of the business of the game," Welker said. "He chose money over championships, and that's the way it goes sometimes."

WR | Roydell Williams | Tennessee Titans | Injury News
Paul Kuharsky, of ESPN.com, reports Tennessee Titans WR Roydell Williams (ankle) is still rehabbing a broken right ankle sustained during last season's playoffs and expects to be dealing with pain all season.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall (hand) was cleared to fully participate in team activities this week. Marshall resumed full weightlifting and conditioning work. He has started to freely catch passes with both hands and has not encountered any problems.


Defensive Line

DL | Paul Spicer | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
Updating a previous report, The Associated Press reports the Jacksonville Jaguars signed DL Paul Spicer to a two-year contract extension worth $8 million Friday, June 27.


Linebacker

LB | Tyjuan Hagler | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports Indianapolis Colts LB Tyjuan Hagler (pectoral) suffered a torn pectoral muscle while lifting weights. Haggler is expected to be out two months, which means he will miss training camp and could be out for the season opener.


Cornerback

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots WR Wes Welker said he is disappointed that the team was unable to re-sign Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel. "Asante's a great player, so it hurts not to have a guy like that. But then again, it's part of the business of the game," Welker said. "He chose money over championships, and that's the way it goes sometimes."

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