Posted on: May 18, 2010 1:29 pm
In what was viewed by Browns GM Tom Heckert as a negotiation tactic, linebacker Matt Roth requested to be traded by the team on Monday.
Heckert's response? "It's not going to happen."
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Roth was among five restricted free agents that skipped the first day of Brown's voluntary OTAs this week. The Browns picked up Roth off waivers from the Dolphins last November and he finished the season strong with four sacks.
"It's really not a big deal right now," Heckert said, as quoted by the Plain Dealer . "First of all, it's not going to happen. It's like that with everybody. Normally when guys aren't happy with their contracts, the first thing that comes out of their mouths is, 'give me a new deal or trade me.'"
Posted on: April 7, 2010 11:20 am
Edited on: April 7, 2010 11:20 am
Posted on: March 15, 2010 10:40 am
According to the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Richie Incognito, who was voted by his peers as the NFL's dirtiest player last season, will visit the Miami Dolphins.
Fined nearly six figures for various on-field incidents so far in his brief NFL career, Incognito is a former third-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams.
The Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts could also be interested in the controversial offensive guard.
Incognito almost joined the Dolphins in December, but Miami lost out on their waiver claim to the Buffalo Bills, who were lower in the standings.
Posted on: March 10, 2010 10:10 am
Edited on: March 10, 2010 10:11 am
The St. Petersburg Times reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are actively searching for help at safety, in the wake of free agent Will Allen's departure to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The story notes that the Bucs are interested in meeting with both Gibril Wilson of the Dolphins and Brodney Pool of the Browns.
Pool is currently visiting teams, including the Rams and the Jets, but has yet to latch on with a new team. The Bucs are reportedly looking to meet with him when his schedule allows.
Posted on: March 1, 2010 9:14 am
New York still has two more months to complete its 2014 Super Bowl bid, but the New York push to host the biggest game in sports gained momentum when the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee withdrew its bid, according to the New York Daily News.
New York, Tampa and Miami are the remaining candidates, with bids due May 1 and owners voting on the host city on May 24-26.
Posted on: February 16, 2010 11:36 am
Wide receiver Antonio Bryant received $9.88 million in 2009 after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed the franchise tag on him.
He had a career year in 2008, which resulted in 83 passes for 1,248 yards and seven touchdowns.
Tampa Bay won't be placing the franchise tag on Bryant again this season, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, because the price is way too high for a soon-to-be 29-year-old wideout who spent the better portion of the 2009 season battling a knee injury.
The Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots could be interested in Bryant.
Posted on: February 16, 2010 11:28 am
According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins said they love Chargers restricted free agent receiver Vincent Jackson. But, acquiring him is unlikely because San Diego can match any offer or get draft-pick compensation (likely first- and third-rounders).
A more realistic option could be unrestricted free agent Antonio Bryant, who the Buccaneers could be unlikely to re-sign.
Posted on: January 19, 2010 9:45 am
When the Dolphins fired defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni, the team had interest in at least two candidates, but nobody was signed.
The Broncos and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan decided to part ways.
There is considerable optimism that Nolan will become Pasqualoni's replacement in Miami before the end of the week, according to the Miami Herald.
The Broncos are expected to hire former Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees, who resigned in New England at the end of last week.