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: May 20, 2009 10:49 am
According to the Boston Herald, the Patriots have been interested in Derrick Burgess for weeks and the team contacted Oakland during the NFL draft, when the Raiders made no secret of the fact they were shopping the defensive end.
Exploratory conversations have continued, but it doesn't appear anything is imminent.
It has been reported the Pats would be willing to send a second- or third-round draft pick to the Raiders in exchange for the two-time Pro Bowler, who would be moved to a pass-rushing outside linebacker in the Pats' 3-4 scheme.
Posted on: March 23, 2009 9:39 am
Late in the season, the Dolphins shifted the 6-foot-3, 295-pound Satele to right guard as Al Johnson took over at center.
Johnson signed with the Patriots, but the 6-4, 300-pound Grove, who received a five-year deal worth $29 million, is expected to be the starter.
Posted on: March 5, 2009 11:13 am
The Vikings, Bills, Colts, Jaguars, Chiefs, Dolphins, Chargers, Bears and 49ers are all teams that could use wide receiver help, but according to the NY Daily News, players with damaged reputations usually find a home in Oakland.
There were multiple reports last night that Jerry Jones had finally given in and put an end to the three-year Terrell Owens era in Dallas despite only a year ago giving him a four-year, $36 million contract that included a signing bonus of $12.9 million. Owens was to count $9 million against the salary cap in 2009. Now he will count about $9.5 million.
Thus, for a cap hit of an extra $500,000, the Cowboys save $5.8 million in actual dollars: Owens was due a $2.7 million base salary in '09 and a $3.1 million roster bonus due June 3. And they dump the one player capable of tearing them apart in 2009.
Posted on: March 3, 2009 11:03 am
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Grove was a second-round pick by the Raiders in 2004 and has started at center and right guard. The Dolphins have made it clear that one of their offseason priorities was to upgrade at center and possibly shift Samson Satele to guard.
If Miami can sign Grove, the team could shift their focus to bolstering other areas of need such as cornerbacks and nose tackles in free agency and the draft.
Posted on: December 22, 2008 10:49 am
Two of the Raiders' most valuable players are potential free agents in the same year, and only one can be prevented from signing with another team.
The Raiders used the exclusive franchise tag on cornerback Asomugha this season, which guaranteed him $9.765 million and prohibited other teams from pursuing him.
According to the Oakland Tribune, the team could tag Asomugha again, but Lechler is on the verge of free agency unless the Raiders offer a contract extension that he accepts between now and the end of February.
Posted on: October 6, 2008 9:56 am
Edited on: October 6, 2008 10:11 am
Raiders owner Al Davis is now on its 10th head coach in the past 21 seasons; fifth in the six seasons since Bill Callahan coached Oakland to the Super Bowl in '02.
Tom Cable, the team's offensive line coach, might be the interim choice for the rest of the season, but according to the Newark Star-Ledger, Jim Fassel could be the perfect choice for Davis.
Fassel, who has been out of the NFL since 2006 could be the perfect choice for Davis.
Fassel has worked for Davis before as Oakland's quarterbacks coach in '95 and is eager to land his second NFL head-coaching job. He was fired by the Giants in '04 after seven seasons, including three playoff trips and one Super Bowl loss.