NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on July 16, 2008 @ 14:31:06 PDT



QB | Josh McCown | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Mike McCartney, the agent for Miami Dolphins QB Josh McCown (hand), said McCown expects to be ready for the start of training camp.

QB | Chad Pennington | New York Jets | Fantasy
Eric Allen, of, reports New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini said he will try to give QBs Kellen Clemens and Chad Pennington close to the same amount of repetitions in practices. Game rotation will be decided at a later date. Mangini added, "My approach is when I name a starter, that guy will be the starter. It's not so rigid that there's not a chance to evaluate things as we go, but my approach is that when I name a starter, he'll be the starter."

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Chappell, of The Indianapolis Star, reports the Indianapolis Colts are confident that QB Peyton Manning (knee) will be ready for the team's regular season opener Sept. 7.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said he remains committed to QB Tarvaris Jackson going into the 2008 season, despite speculation that retired QB Brett Favre could make a comeback and join the Vikings.

QB | Colt Brennan | Washington Redskins | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Jason Reid and Jason La Canfora, of The Washington Post, report the Washington Redskins signed QB Colt Brennan to a four-year deal worth roughly $1.8 million Monday, July 14. Brennan will receive a signing bonus of less than 100,000, according to a source familiar with contract negotiations. Brennan will earn $295,000 this year, $385,000 in his second season, $470,000 in his third year and $555,000 in the fourth year.

QB | Brett Favre | Retired | Fantasy
During an interview with FOX News on "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren," retired Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre said he has thought about all of the potential situations that could play out by his looking to return to the league. He noted there remains a chance he may not play for any team next season.

Running Back

RB | Peyton Hillis | Denver Broncos | Transaction
The Denver Broncos announced Wednesday, July 16, that the team signed RB Peyton Hillis. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

RB | Kevin Jones | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears RB Kevin Jones (knee) said he thinks he could be ready for the start of the team's training camp. Jones said the team plans to be cautious with him. "The doctors recommended I don't get hit in the first week of training camp. I don't know what the plan is for the preseason," Jones said.

Wide Receiver

WR | Joe Jurevicius | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
Zac Jackson, of, reports Cleveland Browns WR Joe Jurevicius (knee) is expected to serve as the team's No. 3 wide receiver.

WR | Early Doucet | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Mike Tulumello, of the East Valley Tribune, reports the Arizona Cardinals signed WR Early Doucet to a three-year deal Tuesday, July 15. Doucet will receive a signing bonus of about $600,000.

WR | Sinorice Moss | New York Giants | Fantasy
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants WR Sinorice Moss is expected to compete for the fourth wide receiver spot.

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Fantasy
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants WR Mario Manningham is expected to compete for the fourth wide receiver spot.

WR | Javon Walker | Oakland Raiders | Draft Information
The Associated Press reports a Las Vegas judge assigned new lawyers and set a new court date Tuesday, July 15, for two men accused of abducting, beating and robbing Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker. Justice of the Peace Tony Abbatangelo combined the cases and scheduled a July 29 evidence and bail hearing for Deshawn L. Thomas, 40, and Arfat Fadel, 30. Each faces felony kidnapping, robbery and conspiracy charges.

Defensive Line

DL | Mike Wright | New England Patriots | Injury News
Erik Scalavino, of, reports New England Patriots DL Mike Wright (foot) has proven to be a capable backup and has shown he can play inside. Wright's athletic ability allows him to be used on special teams.

DL | DeMario Pressley | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
The Associated Press reports the New Orleans Saints signed DL DeMario Pressley to a three-year contract Tuesday, July 15. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Darrion Scott | Free Agent | Free Agency News
John Clayton, of, reports free-agent DE Darrion Scott (Vikings) has received a three-game suspension for the 2008 season for violations of the league's conduct policy. Scott pleaded guilty last week to a gross misdemeanor in a case involving child endangerment. He faced two felony charges for putting a plastic bag over the head of his son, but he accepted the lesser plea of child endangerment. Scott is eligible to sign with any team and participate in training camp, but his suspension would begin the first week of the regular season.


LB | Dan Cody | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
Mike Duffy, of, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Dan Cody (foot) is trying to prove his worth at linebacker during training camp after suffering through injury plagued seasons since 2005. He has displayed burst when rushing the passer and has taken advantage of his speed against bigger offensive linemen.

LB | Xavier Adibi | Houston Texans | Transaction
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans have agreed to a four-year contract with rookie LB Xavier Adibi. He is expected to sign the contract Wednesday, July 16. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Karlos Dansby | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agency News
Mike Tulumello, of the East Valley Tribune, reports the Arizona Cardinals are unlikely to sign franchise free-agent LB Karlos Dansby to a long-term deal, according to Dansby's agent, Kirk Wood. "I don't think it's going to happen," Wood said.


CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Oakland Raiders | Free Agency News
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports the Oakland Raiders are not expected to sign franchise CB Nnamdi Asomugha to a long-term deal prior to the deadline for signing franchise free agents Tuesday, July 15. If Asomugha is not signed, he will play the 2008 season under his exclusive franchise tender in the neighborhood of $9.7 million.

Free Safety

FS | Ken Hamlin | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys announced Tuesday, July 15, that the team signed FS Ken Hamlin to a six-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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