Fantasy football player news

by KFFL Staff on June 25, 2009 @ 00:01:03 PDT



QB | Brett Favre | Retired | Injury News
Charley Walters, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports retired QB Brett Favre (shoulder) reportedly had his throwing shoulder examined Monday, June 22.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Lori Nickel, of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers plans to work out at his home in San Diego when the team's minicamp concludes. He is listed at 220 pounds, but head coach Mike McCarthy has been on Rodgers to maintain a certain weight. It appears Rodgers is up a little, as he said he would like to shed a few pounds in the coming weeks.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Larry Mayer, of, reports Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler said after the team's final OTA that he is 100 percent comfortable with the wide receivers the Bears have on roster. "We're good to go," Cutler noted. He went on to say he feels the Bears have more than enough talent to compete. The Bears are looking for Cutler to raise the level of play of the wide receivers. "You don't win because of wide receivers. You don't win because of running backs. You win because of the quarterback," general manager Jerry Angelo said.

Running Back

RB | Ladell Betts | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Paul Tenorio, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts may get more carries this season because the team wants to keep RB Clinton Portis healthy.

RB | LaMont Jordan | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Lindsay H. Jones, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos RB LaMont Jordan took most of the first-string carries during spring workouts.

RB | Correll Buckhalter | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Lindsay H. Jones, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said the team targeted RB Correll Buckhalter during the offseason because he can be a multidimensional player for the team. He can succeed in a role as a traditional running back and also help in the passing game as a blocker or a receiving back. "His body is young," McDaniels said. "He just might be, as a matter of fact, I think he is, our fastest back. He's got a great burst and he's got a great long speed," McDaniels said.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher isn't sure RB Chris Johnson's self-proclaimed nickname, "Every Coach's Dream," fits. "Maybe with a few exceptions - playing the bongos ... and getting hurt in the playoff game," Fisher said. "I'm sure they'll come up with something else," Fisher said. "Dumb and Dumber or something." RB LenDale White also chimed in. "He's a little delirious. When he wakes up out of the dream he'll be all right. And the one thing about dreams is they are not real," White added. "I don't know him right now. I think it's the Pro Bowl stuff - ya'll created somebody we don't want to see."

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
Mike Garafolo, of the Newark Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs said one of his goals this season is to stay healthy and play in every game.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Injury News, Fantasy
Lori Nickel, of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant said the hamstring injury he had at the start of the 2008 season hampered what he was able to do. This year he wants to break long-distance runs. He had a 57-yard run in the season opener, but failed to rush for longer than 22 yards on a play the rest of the way. "The explosion on the big run is a big thing for me and I'm getting that back. I'm able to do that now because my legs are strong. I can do whatever I want, training-wise," Grant said.


FB | Peyton Hillis | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Lindsay H. Jones, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos FB Peyton Hillis (hamstring) is fully recovered from his hamstring injury.

FB | Brad Hoover | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Steve Reed, of, reports Carolina Panthers FB Brad Hoover will be challenged for the starting fullback duties by rookie FB Tony Fiammetta, a fifth-round draft choice. Hoover is used to having to fight to keep his job, but he turns 33 this season and his body has taken some abuse over the last 10 seasons. Hoover said he's trying to show Fiammetta the ropes, but noted he isn't showing the rookie everything. Hoover said both players need to approach the situation as if they're fighting for a position.

Wide Receiver

WR | Nate Washington | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans WR Nate Washington estimated he has learned 85 percent of the Titans' offense so far. Washington will take several DVDs home with him when camp breaks so he can watch the spots he is supposed to be, how certain routes are supposed to be run. He also said he will be in constant contact with the coaches and working out like crazy.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans rookie WR Kenny Britt (hamstring) remained sidelined Wednesday, June 24, due to an ongoing hamstring injury.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Charley Walters, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings are apparently interested in signing unrestricted free-agent WR Marvin Harrison (Colts) to a one-year contract in order to compete with WR Sidney Rice.

WR | Ramses Barden | New York Giants | Transaction
Michael Eisen, of, reports the New York Giants have signed third-round draft choice WR Ramses Barden. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the Green Bay Packers officially announced they have signed WR Greg Jennings to a long-term extension. Details of the deal were not disclosed, but it is believed to run through the 2012 season.

Tight End

TE | Alge Crumpler | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans TE Alge Crumpler has been trying to help TE Jared Cook with different things during offseason workouts. "Crump is like a coach. Crump has been around the league a long time and he just knows - he has a lot of wisdom to share. Every time I come off the field he'll tell me little things, tell me things I need to correct, which is very helpful, especially in the meeting rooms and when we're watching film. It's just great to have someone like that around, a big savvy guy who knows a lot and can teach you a lot. I learn something from him every day," Cook said.

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