Archive for May, 2009

Fantasy owners need to monitor RBs James, Jones

Fantasy editor Michael Fabiano discusses the swirling rumors involving running backs Edgerrin James and Thomas Jones and the fantasy implications for next season.

Cribbs will skip Browns’ minicamp in contract dispute

Cleveland Browns return specialist Joshua Cribbs plans to avoid voluntary workouts, beginning with a non-mandatory, three-day minicamp that starts Tuesday, because of unhappiness with his contract status.

Bucs’ Winslow responds to criticism from Sapp

Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow drew criticism from NFL Network analyst and former Bucs great Warren Sapp when he didn’t report to voluntary offseason workouts last week.

Cribbs, Browns remain at impasse about contract

Joshua Cribbs and the Cleveland Browns still aren’t on the same page regarding the kick returner/wide receiver’s contract situation, and it likely will keep him out of the team’s voluntary minicamp.

College teammates together again in Big D

Former college teammates DeAngelo Smith and Mike Mickens have to be excited about their new gig — as teammates once again for the Dallas Cowboys.

Vikings’ Udeze returning to field after leukemia

Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze would be happy if he never had to hear the word “leukemia” again.

Broncos TE Quinn surprised by how draft played out

Going into the 2009 NFL Draft, North Carolina TE Richard Quinn didn’t have the most impressive résumé. He had just 12 catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns … over his entire college career.

Eagles DC Johnson to take indefinite leave of absence

The Eagles announced Monday that longtime defensive coordinator Jim Johnson will take an indefinite leave of absence due to his continued treatment for cancer. Johnson recently was diagnosed with a recurrence of melanoma, which has formed a tumor in his spine.

Aaron Ross visits the NFL Network

New York Giants DB Aaron Ross stopped by the NFL Network set today

Cutler, Burress hot topics at Bears’ fan day

New Bears QB Jay Cutler was a popular figure at the team’s fan convention on Sunday at Soldier Field.

Bills’ Whitner expects charges to be dropped

Buffalo Bills defensive back Donte Whitner told reporters at the team’s OTA (organized team activity) that he expects charges of aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest to be dropped when he appears in Cleveland Municipal Court on Tuesday.

Rehabbing Bush expects more of a leadership role

After the Saints passed on selecting a running back with one of their four picks in last month’s NFL draft, Reggie Bush took that as a sign that he needed to be more of a leader in 2009, he told the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Ex-Ravens flock to coach Ryan in New York

After Rex Ryan took the New York Jets’ head-coaching job in January, he didn’t wait long to bring in some of his guys — players he coached when he was the Baltimore Ravens’ defensive coordinator.

When in Rome … go to the Steelers fans’ bar

Many tourists come to Rome to take in priceless works of art, discover the Coliseum or visit St. Peter’s Basilica. But to watch a Steelers game?

Pats’ Maroney played with broken bone in shoulder

Patriots RB Laurence Maroney hurt his shoulder in Week 2 last season and was placed on injured reserve a few weeks later. On Saturday, Maroney revealed to the Boston Globe the extent of his injury.

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