Posted on: March 26, 2010 12:05 pm
Ever since coach Andy Reid let slip at the annual owners' meeting that the Eagles are now "entertaining offers" for their QBs -- a virtual about-face from their stance after exiting the playoffs -- rumors and speculation have flown left and right.
While Reid's comment seemed to apply to all three of his QBs, starter Donovan McNabb is the hot property, and possibly the guy most likely to be dealt by the Eagles since he is due to be paid a $6 million roster bonus in six weeks.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that McNabb's personal top choice would be a trade to the Vikings, who are dealing with their own QB drama in the "will he or won't he" retirement saga of Brett Favre .
McNabb would reportedly dread going to either the Bills or Raiders, according to the Buffalo News .
The San Francisco Chronicle maintains that McNabb coming to Oakland in a trade that could involve the similarly high-paid CB Nnamdi Asomugha moving to Philly might make sense on the surface, but is probably unlikely to happen .
Meanwhile, in St. Louis, a rumor spread on Thursday that the Eagles had agreed to send McNabb to the Rams in exchange for FS Oshiomogho Atogwe and the 33rd overall pick in this year's draft. That rumor seemingly died a fast death when Eagles GM Billy Devaney called it "utterly ridiculous," according to the Camden Courier-Post .
Posted on: March 10, 2010 10:33 am
All the clamoring from Chad Ochocinco has apparently paid off, as Terrell Owens has officially landed at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports .
Meanwhile, Antonio Bryant has reportedly left town and will possibly visit more teams, but is still considered the best option for a Bengals contract, the story notes.
Owens told the Enquirer he is optimistic about the prospect of putting on a Bengals uniform this season.
"There's always been the speculation and perception out there [about coming to Cincinnati] and Chad kick started it and lobbied to have me here as a teammate and I welcome it with open arms."
Posted on: February 12, 2010 11:48 am
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that Bills head coach Chan Gailey acknowledges that the Bills need to take a close look at their quarterback situation and get the best possible player for that spot.
At a media session on Thursday, Gailey remarked that the NFL is now a QB-driven league, and the Bills must respond to that trend.
"It hasn't always been that way," Gailey said in the report, "but it seems to have become more so in the last decade. You have to have a quality player there."
He declined to say whether the answer is to replace current Bills QBs Trent Edwards , Ryan Fitzpatrick , both or neither. He also wouldn't commit to scoping out the draft for a QB prospect or playing the free agency market, although all options appear to be on the table.
"I think that decision will play out once you get a complete evaluation of the guys in the draft, a complete evaluation of the guys you've got, and a complete evaluation of the guys out there available in free agency or on the trading block," he said. "It's too early for me to say."
Posted on: January 21, 2010 12:46 pm
Bills new head coach Chan Gailey spent his first day on the job trying to put together a coaching staff and according to the Buffalo News, finding a defensive coordinator is at the top of his priority list.
Posted on: November 23, 2009 3:41 pm
The Buffalo News reports the Bills' offensive line suffered a devastating blow Sunday as rookie right guard Eric Wood sustained a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula in the fourth quarter of an 18-15 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Wood was taken to a Jacksonville hospital, where he had immediate season-ending surgery. It is not known when he will be able to travel back to Buffalo.
The offensive line also lost left guard Seth McKinney to a torn meniscus in his left knee in the third quarter.
McKinney, who also was hurt earlier in the game, said he wasn't sure how serious the tear is or if surgery would be needed to repair it.
Posted on: November 20, 2009 11:27 am
The Buffalo News reports that the Bills are conducting a "comprehensive" search for a new head coach and might be willing to shell out top dollar for a big name.
That could include the likes of Bill Cowher , Mike Shanahan , Mike Holmgren or Brian Billick , although the story notes that the team has yet to contact any of those former NFL coaches about a vacancy. It's also possible that the process will be a long one, since any big-name coaching candidate considering the Bills job could decide to wait until the end of the season to see what other opportunities may open up.
Former Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden is believed to be out of the running for a coaching position for the near future due to his recent signing of a new deal with ESPN to remain a TV analyst.
The Bills fired head coach Dick Jauron after 3 1/2 seasons with the franchise on Nov. 17.
Posted on: November 9, 2009 10:46 am
Michael Vick could potentially wind up in Buffalo, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
The Eagles signed Vick to a $1.6 million contract for and Philadelphia has the option to keep him for a second year at $5.2 million.
But, Vick has not been the weapon that some people expected him to be for the team and could be a free agent after this season.
Posted on: October 29, 2009 11:36 am
The Buffalo News reports that although Bills QB Trent Edwards has been medically cleared to return to practice, Ryan Fitzpatrick will still get the start as the Bills host the Houston Texans on Sunday.
It will be Fitzpatrick's first home start with the team.
Bills coach Dick Jauron ruled Edwards out for the Texans game and would not commit to whether Edwards would get his starting job back, even when he's back in the rotation.
"We'll cross that bridge when we come to it," Jauron said, as quoted by The Buffalo News.
According to Jauron, doctors are taking the conservative approach in bringing Edwards along as he returns from a head injury suffered on Oct. 18.