Tag:free agents
Posted on: April 7, 2010 11:22 am

Little's status still up in the air

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that longtime defensive end Leonard Little remains undecided about whether he will retire, or return for another season with the Rams or another team.

Little, 35, is currently an unrestricted free agent. He has played 12 seasons in the NFL, all of them with the Rams, who reportedly would like to re-sign him as a situational pass rusher and possibly at a lower salary.

Little told the Post-Dispatch on Tuesday that he is spending time with his family and has instructed his agent not to schedule team visits or "anything dealing with football."

Posted on: April 7, 2010 11:20 am
Edited on: April 7, 2010 11:20 am

LB Taylor pays visit to Jets

The Newark Star-Ledger reports that former Miami Dolphins LB Jason Taylor is visiting the Jets on Wednesday.

The story cited Taylor's agent, Gary Wichard, with revealing news of the visit on the Joe Rose radio show in Miami.

The Dolphins and Patriots are also said to be interested in Taylor.

Posted on: March 26, 2010 12:05 pm

McNabb sweepstakes: Let the games begin

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 22, 2010 12:11 pm

Holmgren says Browns will draft a QB

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Browns president Mike Holmgren has decided to draft a quarterback in the 2010 NFL Draft, and annouced his intentions publicly at the Annual Meeting on Sunday.

While the Browns have been busy overhauling that position recently -- sending Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson packing, while acquiring Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace -- Holmgren says the draft is a chance to find their potential leader of the future and get him into the system early.

"It's just something we have to do," Holmgren said as quoted by the Plain Dealer . "Why wait? I'm 61. I don't want to wait for anyone. We're going to have to do this."

"I think Jake will make us better right away. But we have to find the next guy. That's what we have to do."

Holmgren noted that the Browns have needs in many areas, so it would be difficult to justify using one of the Browns' first two picks on a QB unless there was a particularly attractive prospect up for grabs. He's not fond of Jimmy Clausen ("I wish I liked him more"), and while he didn't rule out trading up in an attempt to land Sam Bradford , he acknowledged it was not a realistic scenario.

Holmgren is said to like Florida QB Tim Tebow , and has already invited him to visit the team.

Posted on: March 22, 2010 11:59 am

Roethlisberger woes won't affect Steelers' draft

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that despite coach Mike Tomlin 's comment on Sunday that he is "highly concerned for our franchise and for Ben personally," the Steelers will not react to QB Ben Roethlisberger 's legal troubles by targeting a quarterback in the draft.

Roethlisberger is currently accused of committing sexual assault in two different states within the past year. While he may or may not be charged in the most recent case in Georgia, the story cited a league source as saying Roethlisberger could be asked to undergo a "clinical evaluation" even if he's not charged.

Additionally, the league can choose to discipline Roethlisberger simlpy for being charged with a crime, regardless of the outcome of the case.

The Steelers' choice to avoid QBs in the draft could be indicative of their faith in backups Charlie Batch (whom they reportedly are looking to re-sign) and Dennis Dixon .

Posted on: March 22, 2010 11:48 am

Pacman, Hargrove en route to Detroit?

The Detroit News reports that troubled cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones and Saints DE Anthony Hargrove could both be headed to the Lions.

The story points out that both players met with the team last week and that coach Jim Schwartz mentioned Sunday that both remain possibilities.

Schwartz said they're still in the "information-gathering stage" about Jones, while Lions VP of pro personnel Sheldon White was one of a handful of representatives from different teams that attended his workout in New Orleans last week.
Posted on: March 10, 2010 10:33 am

T.O. pays visit to Cincinnati

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: March 10, 2010 10:24 am

Eagles meet with former Colts CB Jackson

According to a report in the Philadelphia Daily News , the Eagles recently welcomed former Colts cornerback Marlin Jackson for a visit, with designs on signing him as a safety.

The story claims the chance of Jackson being signed to an Eagles contract by Wednesday are "pretty good" despite other sources claiming Jackson will visit the Jets first.

Jackson has had injury troubles for the past two seasons, hurting both of his anterior cruciate ligaments in separate incidents.

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