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SouthStndJunkie
07-13-2009, 03:12 PM
Raiders waive sixth-round pick

Posted by Mike Florio on July 13, 2009 4:53 PM

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/07/13/raiders-waive-sixth-round-pick/

The Oakland Raiders have found a new way to avoid holdouts by rookie draft picks.

The solution? Cut them.

A league source tells us that the Raiders have waived defensive end Stryker Sulak, a sixth-round pick in the 2009 draft.

The formal designation was "waived/unsigned."

So, basically, the Raiders have cut Sulak before his rookie training camp. Said the source, "I've never seen that happen before."

But the tactic is permitted. Teams are required only to tender one-year contracts for the rookie minimum to their draft picks. Even if the draft pick were to sign the one-year tender, the team would still have the ability to terminate the non-guaranteed deal.

Sulak was the 26th player picked in round six, and the 199th overall in the draft. The Raiders selected Sulak with a draft pick obtained from the Patriots.

The reason for the Raiders' decision to cut Sulak isn't known. Yet.

DBroncos4life
07-13-2009, 03:16 PM
Raiders waive sixth-round pick

Posted by Mike Florio on July 13, 2009 4:53 PM

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/07/13/raiders-waive-sixth-round-pick/

The Oakland Raiders have found a new way to avoid holdouts by rookie draft picks.

The solution? Cut them.

A league source tells us that the Raiders have waived defensive end Stryker Sulak, a sixth-round pick in the 2009 draft.

The formal designation was "waived/unsigned."

So, basically, the Raiders have cut Sulak before his rookie training camp. Said the source, "I've never seen that happen before."

But the tactic is permitted. Teams are required only to tender one-year contracts for the rookie minimum to their draft picks. Even if the draft pick were to sign the one-year tender, the team would still have the ability to terminate the non-guaranteed deal.

Sulak was the 26th player picked in round six, and the 199th overall in the draft. The Raiders selected Sulak with a draft pick obtained from the Patriots.

The reason for the Raiders' decision to cut Sulak isn't known. Yet.

Well he isn't the first rookie they gave up on Quentin Moses didn't last long with them either.

PRBronco
07-13-2009, 03:35 PM
Well he isn't the first rookie they gave up on Quentin Moses didn't last long with them either.

Maybe someone lied to Al about his 40 time and he flew into a fit of rage upon finding out they drafted a football player and not a track star?

Either way, bring him in! He hates the Raiders and has a bad ass name!

SouthStndJunkie
07-13-2009, 03:48 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/07/13/ravens-wide-receiver-derrick-mason-retires/

Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason retires

elsid13
07-13-2009, 03:48 PM
Maybe someone lied to Al about his 40 time and he flew into a fit of rage upon finding out they drafted a football player and not a track star?

Either way, bring him in! He hates the Raiders and has a bad ass name!

He was one of those development guys that I thought would be a good fit as OLD in the 3/4.

SouthStndJunkie
07-13-2009, 03:48 PM
I am surprised Derrick Mason is retiring....he caught 80 passes for 1,037 yards last year.

SouthStndJunkie
07-13-2009, 03:53 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/NFL-Network-NFL-Sunday-Ticket-to-worldwide.html

NFL Network, NFL Sunday Ticket to worldwide

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League said on Monday it has signed up IMG Worldwide, the sports and media company, as the agent to license select television rights in certain international markets.

The three-year deal is effective immediately through to the 201l/12 season in certain countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. IMG will also license the international distribution of NFL Network and NFL Sunday Ticket in each of those regions except for Europe.

The NFL will continue to manage TV rights in the rest of Europe.

dbfan21
07-15-2009, 10:06 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4328590

Terrell Suggs agreed to a six-year, $63 million deal with the Ravens Wednesday. The deal includes a $33.1M signing bonus.

I doubt the Ravens would have enough $$ to pay BMarsh even if they wanted to.

SouthStndJunkie
07-15-2009, 01:13 PM
For the first time, all 65 of the NFL preseason games will be televised in full -- and in HD -- by NFL Network.

Twelve of the games will be shown live on NFLN.

The twelve-game live slate features a tripleheader on August 15, with the Falcons-Lions at 4:00 p.m. EDT, followed by the Bears-Bills at 7:00 p.m. EDT, and the Seahawks-Chargers at 10:00 p.m. EDT.

Beantown Bronco
07-16-2009, 10:01 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4328590

Terrell Suggs agreed to a six-year, $63 million deal with the Ravens Wednesday. The deal includes a $33.1M signing bonus.

I doubt the Ravens would have enough $$ to pay BMarsh even if they wanted to.

Here are my two favorite parts:

BALTIMORE -- Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs signed a six-year, $63 million contract Wednesday, making him the highest-paid linebacker in NFL history.
The contract, which assures him $38 million in guaranteed money, provides a long-term solution to Suggs' unsettled status as the team's franchise player.

"I am glad it is over. Now we can get back to football," Suggs said. "Getting this done took compromises on both ends. I wanted to stay in purple and black, the Ravens wanted to keep me in purple and black, and they stepped up and showed me that."

Huh? Let me get this straight: you just became the highest paid player at your position in history by a significant margin and you say that you had to "compromise." What exactly were you hoping to get?

elsid13
07-16-2009, 02:57 PM
Defensive end Jeremy Jarmon, selected by the Washington Redskins in the third round, was the only player picked in Thursday's NFL supplemental draft.


Jarmon, 6-3 and 278 pounds, was forced to enter the supplemental draft after being declared ineligible for his senior season at Kentucky because of a failed drug test, testing positive for a banned diuretic supplement.
By selecting Jarmon, the Redskins will be without a third-round pick in the 2010 NFL draft as well as a sixth-round pick (from the Jason Taylor trade). The Redskins say Jarmon is the first player they've ever taken in a supplemental draft.


There were eight former college football players eligible for the supplemental draft. The seven who were not selected could still be invited to training camp.


Since its inception in 1977, 37 players have been selected in the supplemental draft.


http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/article/2009-07-16/redskins-select-jarmon-nfl-supplemental-draft

dbfan21
07-16-2009, 03:02 PM
Here are my two favorite parts:

BALTIMORE -- Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs signed a six-year, $63 million contract Wednesday, making him the highest-paid linebacker in NFL history.
The contract, which assures him $38 million in guaranteed money, provides a long-term solution to Suggs' unsettled status as the team's franchise player.

"I am glad it is over. Now we can get back to football," Suggs said. "Getting this done took compromises on both ends. I wanted to stay in purple and black, the Ravens wanted to keep me in purple and black, and they stepped up and showed me that."

Huh? Let me get this straight: you just became the highest paid player at your position in history by a significant margin and you say that you had to "compromise." What exactly were you hoping to get?

QFT. You hit the nail on the head. Some athletes say the stupidist stuff...

SouthStndJunkie
07-22-2009, 01:17 PM
The Rams have added some much-needed experience _ and size _ to their wide receiver corps. League sources told the Post-Dispatch on Wednesday that the team has acquired WR Ronald Curry from the Detroit Lions in a trade for defensive tackle Orien Harris.

Harris’ tenure with the Rams was a short one _ he was acquired from Cincinnati on May 7 in a trade for running back Brian Leonard.

SouthStndJunkie
07-23-2009, 12:12 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4350876

Sources: Favre anguished over choice

Dude loves the attention. He has to know if he wants to come back and play or not.

If you have to 'anguish' over the decision this much, you should stay retired.

broncosteven
07-23-2009, 12:46 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4350876

Sources: Favre anguished over choice

Dude loves the attention. He has to know if he wants to come back and play or not.

If you have to 'anguish' over the decision this much, you should stay retired.

So I guess riding his John Deere tractor and cutting his grass in Mississippi really is hard to beat?

SouthStndJunkie
07-23-2009, 12:59 PM
Former Denver Broncos and Houston Texans fullback Cecil Sapp has signed with the United Football League's New York franchise, according to his agent.

oubronco
07-23-2009, 03:07 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">NFL | Favre conflicted about return
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Thu, 23 Jul 2009 10:57:54 -0700

Ed Werder, of ESPN.com (http://www.orangemane.com/link/9), reports free-agent QB Brett Favre (http://www.orangemane.com/player/764/nfl) (Jets) remains conflicted about whether to sign with the Minnesota Vikings (http://www.orangemane.com/team/23/nfl) or retire, according to sources. The decision has become harder for Favre because Vikings (http://www.orangemane.com/team/23/nfl) RB Adrian Peterson (http://www.orangemane.com/player/15855/nfl), DE Jared Allen (http://www.orangemane.com/player/11965/nfl) and OG Steve Hutchinson (http://www.orangemane.com/player/1701/nfl) have been some of the players trying to talk Favre into signing. Favre probably would have decided against playing this season if the Vikings (http://www.orangemane.com/team/23/nfl) players did not call him, according to a source. A source said Favre is starting to feel a sense of obligation to the Vikings. Favre is still unresolved about whether he will be able to hold up for 16 regular season games while maintaining the standard of performance he expects from himself. The two sides have negotiated a one-year deal worth around $10 million if Favre decides to play for the Vikings.


will this assclown ever go away?

broncosteven
07-23-2009, 03:24 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">NFL | Favre conflicted about return
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Thu, 23 Jul 2009 10:57:54 -0700

Ed Werder, of ESPN.com (http://www.orangemane.com/link/9), reports free-agent QB Brett Favre (http://www.orangemane.com/player/764/nfl) (Jets) remains conflicted about whether to sign with the Minnesota Vikings (http://www.orangemane.com/team/23/nfl) or retire, according to sources. The decision has become harder for Favre because Vikings (http://www.orangemane.com/team/23/nfl) RB Adrian Peterson (http://www.orangemane.com/player/15855/nfl), DE Jared Allen (http://www.orangemane.com/player/11965/nfl) and OG Steve Hutchinson (http://www.orangemane.com/player/1701/nfl) have been some of the players trying to talk Favre into signing. Favre probably would have decided against playing this season if the Vikings (http://www.orangemane.com/team/23/nfl) players did not call him, according to a source. A source said Favre is starting to feel a sense of obligation to the Vikings. Favre is still unresolved about whether he will be able to hold up for 16 regular season games while maintaining the standard of performance he expects from himself. The two sides have negotiated a one-year deal worth around $10 million if Favre decides to play for the Vikings.


will this assclown ever go away?

I wonder what Brent went through during puberty, must have been an epic struggle, am I straight, am I gay, did the guys on the HS football team infulence his decison...?

oubronco
07-23-2009, 03:28 PM
I wonder what Brent went through during puberty, must have been an epic struggle, am I straight, am I gay, did the guys on the HS football team infulence his decison...?

now thats funny right there Ha!

SouthStndJunkie
07-24-2009, 02:27 PM
The San Diego Chargers have released veteran linebacker Matt Wilhelm.

The six-year veteran, a third-round pick in 2003, started 14 games in 2007. Last year, he appeared in every game and started the first five of the season before being pulled from the starting lineup. He started two games later in the year.

SouthStndJunkie
07-24-2009, 02:27 PM
Veteran wide receiver Drew Bennett has agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens on a one-year contract for the veteran minimum, according to a league source.

DBroncos4life
07-24-2009, 02:35 PM
The San Diego Chargers have released veteran linebacker Matt Wilhelm.

The six-year veteran, a third-round pick in 2003, started 14 games in 2007. Last year, he appeared in every game and started the first five of the season before being pulled from the starting lineup. He started two games later in the year.

Bring him in.

oubronco
07-25-2009, 09:05 AM
EN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions (http://www.orangemane.com/nfl/team/detroit-lions) have traded wide receiver Ronald Curry (http://www.orangemane.com/nfl/player/101401) to the St. Louis Rams (http://www.orangemane.com/nfl/team/st.-louis-rams) for defensive tackle Orien Harris (http://www.orangemane.com/nfl/player/401607).

The deal Friday marks the second time each player has changed teams in recent months.

Curry was signed by Detroit as a free agent in April after he was released by Oakland, where he spent his first seven NFL seasons. Harris was traded to St. Louis by Cincinnati on May 6 after appearing in 14 games for the Bengals (http://www.orangemane.com/nfl/team/cincinnati-bengals) last season, his third in the NFL.

Curry has 193 career catches and 13 touchdowns, and could start immediately for the Rams (http://www.orangemane.com/nfl/team/st.-louis-rams). The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Harris has 14 career tackles since being drafted in the fourth round by Pittsburgh in 2006. He has also spent time with Cleveland, Buffalo and New Orleans.

SouthStndJunkie
07-26-2009, 10:22 AM
Signing status of 2009 NFL Draft first-round picks

1. Matthew Stafford QB Detroit Signed
2. Jason Smith OT St. Louis Unsigned
3. Tyson Jackson DE Kansas City Unsigned
4. Aaron Curry LB Seattle Unsigned
5. Mark Sanchez QB N.Y. Jets Signed
6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati Unsigned
7. Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Oakland Unsigned
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville Unsigned
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay Unsigned
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco Unsigned
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo Unsigned
12. Knowshon Moreno RB Denver Unsigned
13. Brian Orakpo DE Washington Unsigned
14. Malcolm Jenkins CB New Orleans Unsigned
15. Brian Cushing LB Houston Unsigned
16. Larry English DE San Diego Unsigned
17. Josh Freeman QB Tampa Bay Unsigned
18. Robert Ayers LB Denver Unsigned
19. Jeremy Maclin WR Philadelphia Unsigned
20. Brandon Pettigrew TE Detroit Unsigned
21. Alex Mack C Cleveland Signed
22. Percy Harvin WR Minnesota Unsigned
23. Michael Oher OT Baltimore Unsigned
24. Peria Jerry DT Atlanta Unsigned
25. Vontae Davis CB Miami Unsigned
26. Clay Matthews LB Green Bay Unsigned
27. Donald Brown RB Indianapolis Unsigned
28. Eric Wood C Buffalo Unsigned
29. Hakeem Nicks WR N.Y. Giants Unsigned
30. Kenny Britt WR Tennessee Unsigned
31. Chris "Beanie" Wells RB Arizona Unsigned
32. Evander "Ziggy" Hood DT Signed

SouthStndJunkie
07-26-2009, 10:23 AM
Who will be the last player to sign?

SouthStndJunkie
07-26-2009, 10:24 AM
Andre Smith is my first guess, with Tyson Jackson being my second guess.

SouthStndJunkie
07-28-2009, 02:55 PM
I thought more than 4 first round picks would be signed by now.

Last year at this time, there were only 3 unsigned 1st round picks left.

Unsigned 1st Round Picks on 7/28/2008:

7. Sedrick Ellis DT New Orleans Unsigned
8. Derrick Harvey DE Jacksonville Unsigned
9. Keith Rivers LB Cincinnati Unsigned

_Oro_
07-28-2009, 03:04 PM
I'm hoping Heyward-Bey holds out and is the last to sign.

SouthStndJunkie
07-28-2009, 03:04 PM
http://blogs.startribune.com/vikingsblog/?p=3077

Favre staying retired

SouthStndJunkie
07-28-2009, 03:09 PM
Right about now, Brad Childress has to be thinking about what a dick tease Favre is.

_Oro_
07-28-2009, 03:12 PM
I'm guessing he'll be signed tomorrow.

SouthStndJunkie
07-28-2009, 04:14 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles are saddened to announce Jim Johnson has passed away Tuesday afternoon at the age of 68 after a courageous battle with cancer.

A veteran of 22 years as an NFL assistant, Johnson is regarded as one of the top defensive masterminds in National Football League history. Over the last decade, he gained a great deal of praise as the orchestrator of the renowned Eagles defense. His aggressive style kept Philadelphia at or near the top of the NFL in nearly every major defensive category since joining Andy Reid's staff on January 22, 1999.

SouthStndJunkie
07-28-2009, 04:16 PM
RIP Jim Johnson....a true defensive mastermind who produced some bad ass defenses.

Thank you for your contributions to the game.

crush17
07-28-2009, 04:31 PM
RIP Jim Johnson... will be sorely missed.

lookin' glass
07-28-2009, 05:42 PM
I always liked the way Johnson coached his defense. I see McDermett has been promoted. I was thinking/hoping if Nolan did well next year and got signed as a head coach, McDermett would be a guy to go after. I preferred him over Nolan to begin with.

SouthStndJunkie
07-29-2009, 10:40 AM
Offensive lineman Eric Wood has agreed to a five-year contract with the Bills, according to a league source, becoming the fifth first-round pick from the 2009 draft class to reach a deal.

SouthStndJunkie
07-29-2009, 10:40 AM
Signing status of 2009 NFL Draft first-round picks

1. Matthew Stafford QB Detroit Signed
2. Jason Smith OT St. Louis Unsigned
3. Tyson Jackson DE Kansas City Unsigned
4. Aaron Curry LB Seattle Unsigned
5. Mark Sanchez QB N.Y. Jets Signed
6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati Unsigned
7. Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Oakland Unsigned
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville Unsigned
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay Unsigned
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco Unsigned
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo Unsigned
12. Knowshon Moreno RB Denver Unsigned
13. Brian Orakpo DE Washington Unsigned
14. Malcolm Jenkins CB New Orleans Unsigned
15. Brian Cushing LB Houston Unsigned
16. Larry English DE San Diego Unsigned
17. Josh Freeman QB Tampa Bay Unsigned
18. Robert Ayers LB Denver Unsigned
19. Jeremy Maclin WR Philadelphia Unsigned
20. Brandon Pettigrew TE Detroit Unsigned
21. Alex Mack C Cleveland Signed
22. Percy Harvin WR Minnesota Unsigned
23. Michael Oher OT Baltimore Signed
24. Peria Jerry DT Atlanta Unsigned
25. Vontae Davis CB Miami Unsigned
26. Clay Matthews LB Green Bay Unsigned
27. Donald Brown RB Indianapolis Unsigned
28. Eric Wood C Buffalo Signed
29. Hakeem Nicks WR N.Y. Giants Unsigned
30. Kenny Britt WR Tennessee Unsigned
31. Chris "Beanie" Wells RB Arizona Unsigned
32. Evander "Ziggy" Hood DT Signed

TonyR
07-29-2009, 02:12 PM
A sure sign of how much work Spags has to do in St Louis, signing this washed up fat azz. Right out of the Shanny D-line desperation playbook.

Hollis Thomas lands with the Rams
Posted by Mike Florio on July 29, 2009 2:47 PM ET

We recently mentioned that veteran defensive tackle Hollis Thomas would make a decision this week, picking a team from the four that were interested in him -- including the Rams.

And the Rams ended up winning the contest.

According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thomas has agreed to terms with the Rams.

It's believed to be a one-year deal.

Thomas is a 13-year veteran. After a decade in Philly, Thomas spent three seasons in New Orleans.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/07/29/hollis-thomas-lands-with-the-rams/

TonyR
07-29-2009, 02:13 PM
Speaking of the Rams...

Laurinaitis agrees with Rams
Posted by Mike Florio on July 29, 2009 3:40 PM ET

As few first-round picks agree to terms, a guy who was supposed to be a first-round pick but ended up being a second-round pick has agreed to terms.

According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Rams have agreed to terms with linebacker James Laurinaitis, formerly of Ohio State.

It's a four-year deal.

Per Thomas, the Rams also are making progress with tackle Jason Smith, the second overall selection in the entire draft.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/07/29/laurinaitis-agrees-with-rams/

SouthStndJunkie
07-29-2009, 11:39 PM
On Wednesday night, Ravens tackle Michael Oher agreed to a five-year contract with the Ravens, according to the team's website.

Broncoman13
07-30-2009, 05:17 AM
Best LB in the draft, IMO. This kid is going to be a leader and a player. He won't make the flashy plays but he'll be a consistent 125 tackle per year type of guy and he will lead that defense. Glad he went to the NFC.


Speaking of the Rams...

Laurinaitis agrees with Rams
Posted by Mike Florio on July 29, 2009 3:40 PM ET

As few first-round picks agree to terms, a guy who was supposed to be a first-round pick but ended up being a second-round pick has agreed to terms.

According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Rams have agreed to terms with linebacker James Laurinaitis, formerly of Ohio State.

It's a four-year deal.

Per Thomas, the Rams also are making progress with tackle Jason Smith, the second overall selection in the entire draft.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/07/29/laurinaitis-agrees-with-rams/

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2009, 09:11 AM
Earlier today, Schefter tweeted that the Raiders and receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, the seventh overall pick in the draft, have agreed to terms.

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2009, 09:12 AM
Signing status of 2009 NFL Draft first-round picks

1. Matthew Stafford QB Detroit Signed
2. Jason Smith OT St. Louis Signed
3. Tyson Jackson DE Kansas City Unsigned
4. Aaron Curry LB Seattle Unsigned
5. Mark Sanchez QB N.Y. Jets Signed
6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati Unsigned
7. Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Oakland Signed
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville Unsigned
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay Unsigned
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco Unsigned
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo Unsigned
12. Knowshon Moreno RB Denver Unsigned
13. Brian Orakpo DE Washington Unsigned
14. Malcolm Jenkins CB New Orleans Unsigned
15. Brian Cushing LB Houston Unsigned
16. Larry English DE San Diego Unsigned
17. Josh Freeman QB Tampa Bay Unsigned
18. Robert Ayers LB Denver Unsigned
19. Jeremy Maclin WR Philadelphia Unsigned
20. Brandon Pettigrew TE Detroit Unsigned
21. Alex Mack C Cleveland Signed
22. Percy Harvin WR Minnesota Unsigned
23. Michael Oher OT Baltimore Signed
24. Peria Jerry DT Atlanta Unsigned
25. Vontae Davis CB Miami Unsigned
26. Clay Matthews LB Green Bay Signed
27. Donald Brown RB Indianapolis Unsigned
28. Eric Wood C Buffalo Signed
29. Hakeem Nicks WR N.Y. Giants Unsigned
30. Kenny Britt WR Tennessee Unsigned
31. Chris "Beanie" Wells RB Arizona Unsigned
32. Evander "Ziggy" Hood DT Signed

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2009, 11:21 AM
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Packers have agreed to terms with linebacker Clay Matthews, the 26th overall selection in round one.

Silverstein reports that the five-year deal has a base value of $10 million, with a high-end package potential of $13.275 million.

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2009, 12:13 PM
Matt Jones has spoken with four teams

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/07/30/matt-jones-has-spoken-with-four-teams/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 30, 2009 1:47 PM ET

Matt Jones was on pace for 1,000 receiving yards on a mediocre passing attack last season before his three-game suspension kicked in.

With that in mind, the lack of interest in Jones this offseason has been surprising.

Jones said recently, however, that his agent has spoken with the Titans, Bears, Jets, and Cowboys.

"Things are looking good," Jones told 103.7 in Little Rock. "Something probably will happen sooner rather than later. We just want it to be a good fit and somewhere where I can get in there and help a team win."

That none of the teams signed him before camp indicates that he's not exactly a priority. It seems more likely that Jones will join a team after they lose a veteran to an injury.

It's not like Jones is still on the market because of lingering complications about his probation violation. The NFL has already told Jones that he won't be suspended again, and the felony cocaine charges filed against him last year have been dropped.

The Jets are the most intriguing name on the list. The New York Daily News wrote recently that they are looking at the veteran free agent market.

After Jerricho Cotchery, the Jets have a lot of question marks and not a lot of players with a high ceiling. Signing an ascending veteran that has produced like Jones could make rookie Mark Sanchez's introduction to the league a little smoother.

Of course, if the rest of the league thought as highly of Jones' abilities as this post does, he would already have a home.

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2009, 04:55 PM
The Rams have announced that a deal has been reached with tackle Jason Smith, the second overall pick in the draft.

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2009, 06:54 PM
Falcons sign Peria Jerry

Posted by Mike Florio on July 30, 2009 8:40 PM ET

The floodgates officially opened today, with a flurry of first-round signings that has resulted most recently in an agreement between defensive tackle Peria Jerry and the Atlanta Falcons.

The news comes from the Falcons' official web site.

Terms were not disclosed, but it's presumably a five-year deal.

Jerry was the 24th overall pick in round one. He's still only the tenth first-rounder to agree to terms, but look for more agreements to come soon.

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2009, 06:55 PM
Signing status of 2009 NFL Draft first-round picks

1. Matthew Stafford QB Detroit Signed
2. Jason Smith OT St. Louis Signed
3. Tyson Jackson DE Kansas City Unsigned
4. Aaron Curry LB Seattle Unsigned
5. Mark Sanchez QB N.Y. Jets Signed
6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati Unsigned
7. Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Oakland Signed
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville Unsigned
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay Unsigned
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco Unsigned
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo Unsigned
12. Knowshon Moreno RB Denver Unsigned
13. Brian Orakpo DE Washington Signed
14. Malcolm Jenkins CB New Orleans Unsigned
15. Brian Cushing LB Houston Unsigned
16. Larry English DE San Diego Unsigned
17. Josh Freeman QB Tampa Bay Signed
18. Robert Ayers LB Denver Unsigned
19. Jeremy Maclin WR Philadelphia Unsigned
20. Brandon Pettigrew TE Detroit Unsigned
21. Alex Mack C Cleveland Signed
22. Percy Harvin WR Minnesota Unsigned
23. Michael Oher OT Baltimore Signed
24. Peria Jerry DT Atlanta Signed
25. Vontae Davis CB Miami Signed
26. Clay Matthews LB Green Bay Signed
27. Donald Brown RB Indianapolis Unsigned
28. Eric Wood C Buffalo Signed
29. Hakeem Nicks WR N.Y. Giants Unsigned
30. Kenny Britt WR Tennessee Unsigned
31. Chris "Beanie" Wells RB Arizona Unsigned
32. Evander "Ziggy" Hood DT Signed

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2009, 06:55 PM
10 out of 32 first rounders are signed as of right now.

oubronco
07-30-2009, 06:58 PM
Moreno and Ayers need to get there asses in camp ASAP

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2009, 09:42 PM
Redskins linebacker/defensive end Brian Orakpo became the latest first-round pick to sign, agreeing to terms Thursday night.

SouthStndJunkie
07-31-2009, 08:49 AM
The Dolphins have agreed to terms on a five-year contract with cornerback Vontae Davis, their first round pick.

SouthStndJunkie
07-31-2009, 08:51 AM
According to John Clayton of ESPN.com, Josh Freeman and the Buccaneers agreed to terms on a five-year, $36 million deal. The contract includes $10.245 million in guaranteed money.

SouthStndJunkie
07-31-2009, 08:51 AM
Signing status of 2009 NFL Draft first-round picks

1. Matthew Stafford QB Detroit Signed
2. Jason Smith OT St. Louis Signed
3. Tyson Jackson DE Kansas City Unsigned
4. Aaron Curry LB Seattle Unsigned
5. Mark Sanchez QB N.Y. Jets Signed
6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati Unsigned
7. Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Oakland Signed
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville Unsigned
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay Unsigned
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco Unsigned
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo Unsigned
12. Knowshon Moreno RB Denver Unsigned
13. Brian Orakpo DE Washington Signed
14. Malcolm Jenkins CB New Orleans Unsigned
15. Brian Cushing LB Houston Signed
16. Larry English DE San Diego Signed
17. Josh Freeman QB Tampa Bay Signed
18. Robert Ayers LB Denver Unsigned
19. Jeremy Maclin WR Philadelphia Unsigned
20. Brandon Pettigrew TE Detroit Signed
21. Alex Mack C Cleveland Signed
22. Percy Harvin WR Minnesota Unsigned
23. Michael Oher OT Baltimore Signed
24. Peria Jerry DT Atlanta Signed
25. Vontae Davis CB Miami Signed
26. Clay Matthews LB Green Bay Signed
27. Donald Brown RB Indianapolis Unsigned
28. Eric Wood C Buffalo Signed
29. Hakeem Nicks WR N.Y. Giants Signed
30. Kenny Britt WR Tennessee Unsigned
31. Chris "Beanie" Wells RB Arizona Signed
32. Evander "Ziggy" Hood DT Signed

SouthStndJunkie
07-31-2009, 04:42 PM
The Chargers and first-round pick Larry English have agreed to terms on a contract, according to NFL.com's Steve Wyche.

The Northern Illinois product is expected to work in pass rushing situations as an outside linebacker.

SouthStndJunkie
07-31-2009, 04:43 PM
The Lions got their first first-round pick under contract before they even picked the first pick in the first round.

They now have their second first-rounder under contract.

Tight end Brandon Pettigrew has agreed to terms on a five-year deal, per the Detroit Free Press.

SouthStndJunkie
08-01-2009, 08:50 AM
The Cardinals have agreed to terms with former Ohio State running back Chris "Beanie" Wells.

Per a league source, it's a four-year deal with a fifth-year option.

Wells is on his way to Arizona and he plans to get on the practice field today.

SouthStndJunkie
08-01-2009, 08:51 AM
Falcons, Winborn finally work out a deal

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/01/falcons-winborn-finally-work-out-a-deal/

Posted by Mike Florio on August 1, 2009 9:36 AM ET

There were reports earlier this week that linebacker Jamie Winborn had ageed to terms with the Falcons.

Winborn's agent, Jason Fletcher, told us on Friday that a contract had not been signed, and that Winborn was still available.

He's not anymore.

Fletcher tweeted not long after midnight that Winborn has signed, and the Falcons have announced it this morning.

The good news for Winborn is bad news for linebacker Rashad Bobino, who was bounced to make a spot for Winborn.

The Falcons open camp today, with a pair of practices at team headquarters in Flowery Branch, Georgia.

SouthStndJunkie
08-01-2009, 08:53 AM
The Houston Texans have become the latest team to agree to terms with its first-round draft pick, signing linebacker Brian Cushing, per the Houston Chronicle.

The fifteenth overall pick, who attended USC, is in Los Angeles, but he hopes to join the team at practice on Saturday.

SouthStndJunkie
08-01-2009, 08:55 AM
Per a league source, the Giants have worked out a contract with the 29th overall pick in the 2009 draft, agreeing to terms with Hakeem Nicks.

Per a league source, it's five-year, $12.5 million contract.

SouthStndJunkie
08-01-2009, 08:58 AM
Signing status of 2009 NFL Draft first-round picks

1. Matthew Stafford QB Detroit Signed
2. Jason Smith OT St. Louis Signed
3. Tyson Jackson DE Kansas City Unsigned
4. Aaron Curry LB Seattle Unsigned
5. Mark Sanchez QB N.Y. Jets Signed
6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati Unsigned
7. Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Oakland Signed
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville Unsigned
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay Unsigned
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco Unsigned
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo Unsigned
12. Knowshon Moreno RB Denver Unsigned
13. Brian Orakpo DE Washington Signed
14. Malcolm Jenkins CB New Orleans Unsigned
15. Brian Cushing LB Houston Signed
16. Larry English DE San Diego Signed
17. Josh Freeman QB Tampa Bay Signed
18. Robert Ayers LB Denver Unsigned
19. Jeremy Maclin WR Philadelphia Unsigned
20. Brandon Pettigrew TE Detroit Signed
21. Alex Mack C Cleveland Signed
22. Percy Harvin WR Minnesota Signed
23. Michael Oher OT Baltimore Signed
24. Peria Jerry DT Atlanta Signed
25. Vontae Davis CB Miami Signed
26. Clay Matthews LB Green Bay Signed
27. Donald Brown RB Indianapolis Unsigned
28. Eric Wood C Buffalo Signed
29. Hakeem Nicks WR N.Y. Giants Signed
30. Kenny Britt WR Tennessee Signed
31. Chris "Beanie" Wells RB Arizona Signed
32. Evander "Ziggy" Hood DT Signed

Traveler
08-01-2009, 09:04 AM
Looks as though the agents for Moreno & Ayers are waiting for Maybin and Maclin to sign before continuing negotiations with the team.

SouthStndJunkie
08-01-2009, 09:05 AM
Looks as though the agents for Moreno & Ayers are waiting for Maybin and Maclin to sign before continuing negotiations with the team.

We need those 2 in camp....they are missing valuable time.

Both are being counted on to contribute heavily this year.

Broncoman13
08-01-2009, 09:23 AM
I can't wait to see these guys in camp. The team didn't look bad yesterday and we were missing Hill, Thomas, Bailey, Ayers, and Moreno. That's 5 potential starters and we were doing alright in my book.

SouthStndJunkie
08-01-2009, 03:17 PM
MCL sprain for Tarvaris

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/01/mcl-sprain-for-tarvaris/

Posted by Mike Florio on August 1, 2009 1:22 PM ET

A league source tells us that Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has undergone an MRI to gauge the extent of the damage he suffered today during a training-camp scrimmage.

Per the source, Jackson suffered an MCL sprain.

Initial word is that it's only a Grade I sprain, and that Tarvaris might be day-to-day.

If it's Grade II or worse, however, Jackson likely would miss multiple weeks -- which likely would make Sage Rosenfels the Week One starter by default.

Meanwhile, we're still wondering why in the hell defensive lineman Letroy Guion's body made contact with the red-shirted Jackson.

"I don't know," Guion told Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press regarding the cause of the injury. "It was the heat of the moment. Things were moving fast."

SouthStndJunkie
08-01-2009, 03:18 PM
Mason back at Ravens camp

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/01/mason-back-at-ravens-camp/

Posted by Mike Florio on August 1, 2009 1:13 PM ET

Multiple league sources tell us that receiver Derrick Mason has returned to the Ravens.

We're told that he intends to play football this year, and he will not be retiring.

Several weeks ago, Mason made it known that he planned to call it quits with a year remaining on his deal. The team had been in communication with Mason, but the Ravens had been careful not to push him too hard to return.

Instead, they signed Drew Bennett, who worked out well. For two days.

There's no evidence that the Ravens made any financial concessions. As a result, Mason will be eligible for unrestricted free agency after the 2009 season.

And while we've previously expressed skepticism that Mason was merely trying to get some more money, it appears that the death of Steve McNair pushed him in the direction of calling it quits, and that the passage of time has persuaded Mason to continue.

That said, the fact that $4.4 million was riding on the decision to play or not play had to at least be a factor in the final outcome.

UPDATE: Our own Aaron Wilson caught up with Mason, who was coy about whether his return means that he has returned. Indeed, he has. Per Mike Duffy of the team's official web site, Mason could be back on the practice field as soon as tomorrow.

SouthStndJunkie
08-01-2009, 08:20 PM
With the ceiling established by the five-year contract between the Giants and receiver Hakeem Nicks, the 29th overall pick in the draft, the Titans were able to work out a five-year deal with receiver Kenny Britt, the 30th overall pick in the draft.

SouthStndJunkie
08-01-2009, 08:26 PM
19/32 first round picks signed so far.

SouthStndJunkie
08-01-2009, 08:39 PM
NFL Network lands in millions more homes today

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/01/nfl-network-lands-in-millions-more-homes-today/

Posted by Mike Florio on August 1, 2009 9:05 PM ET

August 1 is a great day for the NFL, not just because camps in most cities are up and running.

It also marks the day that the league-owned cable channel, NFL Network, moves to Comcast's Digital Classic level of service, putting NFLN into millions of new homes.

And it's the right month to have NFL Network. Every single preseason game will be televised in HD, with twelve of them live -- including a live tripleheader on August 15.

Before that, NFLN will have seven hours of live Hall of Fame coverage, with Rich Eisen serving as the emcee of the induction ceremony.

There's also an ongoing new season of Top Ten shows, which periodically are invaded by a certain face for radio with which some of you might be familiar.

So congratulations to everyone connected to NFLN. And here's hoping that Time Warner customers will demand that NFL Network be added to the Time Warner cable network, too.

Especially since I live in an area where Time Warner is the only cable supplier.

BMarsh615
08-02-2009, 08:11 AM
Durability concerns likely caused running back Beanie Wells to slide to the bottom of the first round of the 2009 draft.

And on the same day he signed a rookie contract and got to work, Beanie got hurt.

He was carted off the field (http://www.azcardinals.com/news/detail.php?PRKey=3087) with a left leg injury, according to the team's official web site.

His status for Sunday's practice isn't known. But any time the term "cart" is used in the football context without "golf" in front of it, there's reason to be pessimistic.
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/01/down-goes-beanie/


Damn. Sucks for Beanie...

SouthStndJunkie
08-02-2009, 11:13 AM
A league source tells us that receiver Percy Harvin has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings.

Per the source, it's a five-year deal.

SouthStndJunkie
08-02-2009, 11:18 AM
Signing status of 2009 NFL Draft first-round picks

1. Matthew Stafford QB Detroit Signed
2. Jason Smith OT St. Louis Signed
3. Tyson Jackson DE Kansas City Unsigned
4. Aaron Curry LB Seattle Unsigned
5. Mark Sanchez QB N.Y. Jets Signed
6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati Unsigned
7. Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Oakland Signed
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville Unsigned
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay Unsigned
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco Unsigned
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo Unsigned
12. Knowshon Moreno RB Denver Unsigned
13. Brian Orakpo DE Washington Signed
14. Malcolm Jenkins CB New Orleans Unsigned
15. Brian Cushing LB Houston Signed
16. Larry English DE San Diego Signed
17. Josh Freeman QB Tampa Bay Signed
18. Robert Ayers LB Denver Unsigned
19. Jeremy Maclin WR Philadelphia Unsigned
20. Brandon Pettigrew TE Detroit Signed
21. Alex Mack C Cleveland Signed
22. Percy Harvin WR Minnesota Signed
23. Michael Oher OT Baltimore Signed
24. Peria Jerry DT Atlanta Signed
25. Vontae Davis CB Miami Signed
26. Clay Matthews LB Green Bay Signed
27. Donald Brown RB Indianapolis Signed
28. Eric Wood C Buffalo Signed
29. Hakeem Nicks WR N.Y. Giants Signed
30. Kenny Britt WR Tennessee Signed
31. Chris "Beanie" Wells RB Arizona Signed
32. Evander "Ziggy" Hood DT Signed

SouthStndJunkie
08-02-2009, 01:14 PM
With training camp launching Sunday and practices beginning Monday, the Associated Press reports that running back Donald Brown has agreed to terms with the Colts.

Brown, who played college football at Connecticut, was the 27th overall selection in the draft.

SouthStndJunkie
08-02-2009, 01:16 PM
21/32 first round picks signed as of right now.

SouthStndJunkie
08-03-2009, 10:03 AM
Report: Torn ACL for Stewart Bradley

Posted by Mike Florio on August 3, 2009 11:53 AM ET

Howard Eskin of 610 WIP in Philly reports that Eagles middle linebacker Stewart Bradley suffered a torn ACL on Sunday night during a scrimmage.

He's expected to be out for the year.

Bradley became the starter last year at the position, and he was expected to be the primary signal-caller on defense this season.

ELEVATION
08-03-2009, 10:27 AM
Report: Torn ACL for Stewart Bradley

Posted by Mike Florio on August 3, 2009 11:53 AM ET

Howard Eskin of 610 WIP in Philly reports that Eagles middle linebacker Stewart Bradley suffered a torn ACL on Sunday night during a scrimmage.

He's expected to be out for the year.

Bradley became the starter last year at the position, and he was expected to be the primary signal-caller on defense this season.

thats disaster for them right there that would be like al wilson going down when he was healthy and replacing him with niko koutivides....thats what they are looking at right now.....

with that/jim johnson/dawkins gone its going to be very tough for that d next year.....

oubronco
08-03-2009, 11:41 AM
Broncos | Greisen injured
Mon, 03 Aug 2009 09:24:38 -0700
The Denver Post (http://www.orangemane.com/link/184) reports Denver Broncos (http://www.orangemane.com/team/15/nfl) LB Nick Greisen (http://www.orangemane.com/player/5785/nfl) (knee) appeared to have injured his left knee during practice and had to be carted off the field following a linebacker-running back drill.

SouthStndJunkie
08-03-2009, 11:52 AM
Bengals might have lost Reggie Kelly for the season

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/03/bengals-might-have-lost-reggie-kelly-for-the-season/

Posted by Mike Florio on August 3, 2009 1:47 PM ET

Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports that Cincinnati tight end Reggie Kelly has suffered an apparent injury to his Achilles tendon during practice on Monday.

He reportedly left the facility in a van, with his left foot wrapped in a bag of ice.

If Kelly ruptured the tendon, he likely will miss the entire season.

oubronco
08-03-2009, 11:56 AM
It would really suck to be a member of the Bungles

SouthStndJunkie
08-03-2009, 12:21 PM
At least the Bengals drafted TE Chase Coffman from Missouri.

SouthStndJunkie
08-03-2009, 02:59 PM
Signing status of 2009 NFL Draft first-round picks

1. Matthew Stafford QB Detroit Signed
2. Jason Smith OT St. Louis Signed
3. Tyson Jackson DE Kansas City Unsigned
4. Aaron Curry LB Seattle Unsigned
5. Mark Sanchez QB N.Y. Jets Signed
6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati Unsigned
7. Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Oakland Signed
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville Unsigned
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay Unsigned
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco Unsigned
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo Unsigned
12. Knowshon Moreno RB Denver Unsigned
13. Brian Orakpo DE Washington Signed
14. Malcolm Jenkins CB New Orleans Unsigned
15. Brian Cushing LB Houston Signed
16. Larry English DE San Diego Signed
17. Josh Freeman QB Tampa Bay Signed
18. Robert Ayers LB Denver Signed
19. Jeremy Maclin WR Philadelphia Signed
20. Brandon Pettigrew TE Detroit Signed
21. Alex Mack C Cleveland Signed
22. Percy Harvin WR Minnesota Signed
23. Michael Oher OT Baltimore Signed
24. Peria Jerry DT Atlanta Signed
25. Vontae Davis CB Miami Signed
26. Clay Matthews LB Green Bay Signed
27. Donald Brown RB Indianapolis Signed
28. Eric Wood C Buffalo Signed
29. Hakeem Nicks WR N.Y. Giants Signed
30. Kenny Britt WR Tennessee Signed
31. Chris "Beanie" Wells RB Arizona Signed
32. Evander "Ziggy" Hood DT Signed

oubronco
08-03-2009, 03:15 PM
I have a bad feeling that Moreno won't be signed this week

SouthStndJunkie
08-03-2009, 07:11 PM
Kemoeatu tears Achilles tendon

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/03/kemoeatu-tears-achilles-tendon/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 3, 2009 8:51 PM ET

After a quiet first week of injuries during training camp around the NFL, starters are quickly falling by the wayside Monday.

First the Eagles lost middle linebacker Stewart Bradley, then the Bengals lost tight end Reggie Kelly, and now the Panthers will be without starting defensive tackle Maake Kemoeatu.

Kemoeatu, perhaps the key to Carolina's rush defense, tore his right Achilles tendon. The team hasn't announced anything, but he's likely done for the season.

It's an especially massive loss for the Panthers because they have little depth behind him.

When Kemoeatu was out last year, the team's rush defense fell apart.

"It's like night and day," linebacker Jon Beason said at the time of having Kemoeatu in the lineup.

Undrafted free agent Marlon Favorite is Kemoeatu's primary backup, and third-round pick Corvey Irvin could also be used in a rotation.

There aren't many exciting free agent defensive tackles available, and it's questionable if the Panthers can fit one on the team anyhow.

Julius Peppers' big salary has the team snug to the salary cap.

SouthStndJunkie
08-03-2009, 07:20 PM
Patriots drop Gutierrez

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/03/patriots-drop-gutierrez/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 3, 2009 9:05 PM ET

The Patriots have confirmed the signing of Andrew Walter, a story broken by PFT's fearless leader earlier this evening.

To make room for Walter, the team waived quarterback Matt Gutierrez.

Gutierrez made the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2007, and there was some belief he was set to pass Matt Cassel on the depth chart last offseason.

That didn't happen. Cassel is now a $60 million man, and Gutierrez is looking for work.

Josh McDaniels and Scott Pioli are two logical suitors; they are always willing to kick the tires on some Patriots castaways.

Cassel can be assured Gutierrez wouldn't challenge him this time if they wound up teammates.

Broncoman13
08-03-2009, 08:01 PM
Bring him in. I like Chris Simms but I am honestly a little concerned.

DenverBrit
08-03-2009, 08:03 PM
bring him in. I like chris simms but i am honestly a little concerned.

+1

oubronco
08-03-2009, 08:15 PM
+1

+2

SouthStndJunkie
08-03-2009, 09:08 PM
A league source tells us that the Eagles finally have agreed to terms with receiver Jeremy Maclin on a five-year deal.

Per the source, Maclin will pocket $9.5 million in guaranteed money.

Adam Caplan of Scout.com reports that the deal has a total value of $15.5 million.

SouthStndJunkie
08-03-2009, 09:12 PM
Unsigned First Round Picks:

3. Tyson Jackson DE Kansas City
4. Aaron Curry LB Seattle
6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo
12. Knowshon Moreno RB Denver
14. Malcolm Jenkins CB New Orleans

SouthStndJunkie
08-03-2009, 09:22 PM
I think the last to sign will be Andre Smith.

SouthStndJunkie
08-03-2009, 10:34 PM
Eagles bring in Matt Wilhelm

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/03/eagles-bring-in-matt-wilhelm/

Posted by Mike Florio on August 3, 2009 11:39 PM ET

With middle linebacker Stewart Bradley gone for the year due to a torn ACL, the Eagles have signed former Chargers linebacker Matt Wilhelm, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wilhelm was cut by the Chargers a week or so before the start of training camp.

Per the Union-Tribune, Wilhelm agreed to a one-year deal.

Los Broncos
08-03-2009, 11:11 PM
Unsigned First Round Picks:

3. Tyson Jackson DE Kansas City
4. Aaron Curry LB Seattle
6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo
12. Knowshon Moreno RB Denver
14. Malcolm Jenkins CB New Orleans

Maybe he'll be locked up by tomorrow, hopefully.

SouthStndJunkie
08-04-2009, 09:39 AM
Adam Terry out for the year

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/04/adam-terry-out-for-the-year/

Posted by Mike Florio on August 4, 2009 11:03 AM ET

Our own Aaron Wilson (primarily of the Carroll County Times) advises us that Ravens offensive lineman Adam Terry will miss the entire 2009 season.

Per Wilson, Terry needs further knee surgery.

He appeared in twelve games last year, starting seven of them. He played in each postseason game.

SouthStndJunkie
08-04-2009, 10:15 AM
The Kansas City Chiefs are leaning toward signing veteran receiver Amani Toomer, according to two NFL sources.

Toomer could be signed as soon as Tuesday if the Chiefs follow through their current thinking, the sources said. Toomer was one of three veteran receivers Kansas City worked out Monday as their early training-camp work showed the team they may need more help for new quarterback Matt Cassel.

Kansas City also looked at receivers D.J. Hackett and David Terrell. Toomer is the most accomplished of the three. Despite the fact that he will turn 35 next month, Toomer can still be productive. He had 48 catches for the Giants last season, which was his 13th with the club.

SoDak Bronco
08-04-2009, 11:09 AM
First-round pick Darrius Heyward-Bey dropped four passes (http://twitter.com/bydavidwhite/status/3114072321) at Raiders camp Monday. (UPDATE: DHB dropped three more (http://twitter.com/bydavidwhite/status/3127160244) in 1-on-1 drills Tuesday morning.)

Beantown Bronco
08-04-2009, 11:15 AM
First-round pick Darrius Heyward-Bey dropped four passes (http://twitter.com/bydavidwhite/status/3114072321) at Raiders camp Monday. (UPDATE: DHB dropped three more (http://twitter.com/bydavidwhite/status/3127160244) in 1-on-1 drills Tuesday morning.)

sad part is, they only threw him the ball 7 times between the two practices.

s0phr0syne
08-04-2009, 11:17 AM
First-round pick Darrius Heyward-Bey dropped four passes (http://twitter.com/bydavidwhite/status/3114072321) at Raiders camp Monday. (UPDATE: DHB dropped three more (http://twitter.com/bydavidwhite/status/3127160244) in 1-on-1 drills Tuesday morning.)



Just read rotoworld and came here to post about the DHB implosion! I feel bad for the young man (although his wallet is doing just fine). He's going to get eviscerated out in Oakland and probably lose his confidence. Al is so freakin' retarded.

SoDak Bronco
08-04-2009, 11:18 AM
Love the DHB pick. nice work Dirty Al :)

s0phr0syne
08-04-2009, 11:19 AM
Also, looks like the Chargers have a hammer RB developing in their camp as well

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/aug/03/n30775202514-bennett-looks-quick-chargers/?chargers

per rotoworld:

Rookie fourth-round RB Gartrell Johnson has been one of the most impressive players since the Chargers started practicing in pads a couple of days ago.

Johnson turned in an unimpressive forty time at the combine, but he makes up for it with an explosive initial burst. Also a solid blocker and receiver, Johnson holds the NCAA record for most yards from scrimmage in a bowl game with 375 against Fresno State. He's battling Michael Bennett for the No. 3 job

Broncos4Life
08-04-2009, 11:21 AM
First-round pick Darrius Heyward-Bey dropped four passes (http://twitter.com/bydavidwhite/status/3114072321) at Raiders camp Monday. (UPDATE: DHB dropped three more (http://twitter.com/bydavidwhite/status/3127160244) in 1-on-1 drills Tuesday morning.)

You should start a thread that keeps track of his drops throughout camp and the season. Guy is garbage and I love it! Wasnt Watts(the claw) a good route runner too?

Broncoman13
08-04-2009, 11:33 AM
You should start a thread that keeps track of his drops throughout camp and the season. Guy is garbage and I love it! Wasnt Watts(the claw) a good route runner too?

Who said DHB ran good routes? He's a one trick pony... Speed. Think of a better built Ashley Lelie.

misturanderson
08-04-2009, 11:47 AM
Who said DHB ran good routes? He's a one trick pony... Speed. Think of a better built Ashley Lelie.

Of course Lelie could catch the ball on his go routes.

Inkana7
08-04-2009, 12:26 PM
If Jake didn't underthrow them. For some reason he always hit Rod in stride but couldn't hit Ashley.

SouthStndJunkie
08-04-2009, 04:39 PM
Dorsey is too fat to practice

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/04/dorsey-heading-towards-bust-status/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 4, 2009 5:54 PM ET

Glenn Dorsey was a favorite of the draft graders.

When the Chiefs choose him fifth overall in 2008, the reviews were unanimous; the Chiefs got a great bargain in the LSU defensive tackle.

Little more than a year later, Dorsey seems far from a sure thing.

As Evan Silva pointed out in today's one-liners, Dorsey has essentially been deemed too fat to practice. (As opposed to too fat to fish.)

Five days after failing a conditioning test, Dorsey continues to try to get slim while his teammates practice football.

Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star wondered if the Chiefs are trying to prove a point:

"He's spending time on sprints and the stationary bike, but I can't help but think that some of the exercises he's doing aren't more for continued humiliation of the one player who can't seem to get in shape," Babb wrote.

It's not like Dorsey showed his talent as a rookie, but let things slide this offseason.

He did very little last season. Jason Whitlock broke out the B word by midseason, although there were legitimate questions later regarding how Dorsey was utilized.

Those excuses won't hold up if Dorsey fails to impress another coaching staff. Dorsey barely practiced this offseason because of a shin injury before showing up heavy to camp.

Oddly, Dorsey's absence isn't getting much attention. According to the transcripts posted on the team's website, Dorsey's name hasn't been mentioned in Todd Haley's last three days of pressers.

Dorsey is one of the young players the Chiefs should build around, but he risks getting left behind.

Complicating matters is that Dorsey must learn a new scheme. Expected to be a penetrating tackle in a 4-3 defense, he will now be asked to occupy blockers in a 3-4.

At this rate, Dorsey could wind up being a very round and expensive peg that doesn't fit into any of Kansas City's holes.

DenverBrit
08-04-2009, 04:51 PM
dorsey is too fat to practice

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/04/dorsey-heading-towards-bust-status/

posted by gregg rosenthal on august 4, 2009 5:54 pm et

glenn dorsey was a favorite of the draft graders.

When the chiefs choose him fifth overall in 2008, the reviews were unanimous; the chiefs got a great bargain in the lsu defensive tackle.

Little more than a year later, dorsey seems far from a sure thing.

As evan silva pointed out in today's one-liners, dorsey has essentially been deemed too fat to practice. (as opposed to too fat to fish.)

five days after failing a conditioning test, dorsey continues to try to get slim while his teammates practice football.

Kent babb of the kansas city star wondered if the chiefs are trying to prove a point:

"he's spending time on sprints and the stationary bike, but i can't help but think that some of the exercises he's doing aren't more for continued humiliation of the one player who can't seem to get in shape," babb wrote.

It's not like dorsey showed his talent as a rookie, but let things slide this offseason.

He did very little last season. Jason whitlock broke out the b word by midseason, although there were legitimate questions later regarding how dorsey was utilized.

Those excuses won't hold up if dorsey fails to impress another coaching staff. Dorsey barely practiced this offseason because of a shin injury before showing up heavy to camp.

Oddly, dorsey's absence isn't getting much attention. According to the transcripts posted on the team's website, dorsey's name hasn't been mentioned in todd haley's last three days of pressers.

Dorsey is one of the young players the chiefs should build around, but he risks getting left behind.

Complicating matters is that dorsey must learn a new scheme. Expected to be a penetrating tackle in a 4-3 defense, he will now be asked to occupy blockers in a 3-4.

At this rate, dorsey could wind up being a very round and expensive peg that doesn't fit into any of kansas city's holes.

Ouch!! ;D

worm
08-04-2009, 04:55 PM
I am really surprised at Dorsey struggling. Loved him at LSU. Right now I hope he continues to have problems.

Also surprised Brian Waters didn't pass the test. I would be shocked to see him stick in KC after this year. He has been rubbed the wrong way since Day 1 with the new admin. This shouldn't help his ego.

SouthStndJunkie
08-05-2009, 04:15 PM
Down goes Douglas in Atlanta

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/05/down-goes-douglas-in-atlanta/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 5, 2009 5:36 PM ET

Roddy White may have just gained a little leverage.

Falcons receiver Harry Douglas, who was taking first-team snaps in White's absence, went down with a leg injury at practice Wednesday.

It's always difficult to tell if a camp injury is serious right away, but the signs here aren't great.

Douglas had to be helped by two people to get off the field and onto a cart.

An earlier version of the story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said that Matt Ryan shouted a "loud expletive" after seeing Douglas hit the deck.

"You can't speculate," coach Mike Smith said. "Anytime you lose any player it's not the best situation. Harry is an integral part of our team."

Douglas is coming off a quietly impressive rookie year and was expected to challenge Michael Jenkins for a starting job.

If Douglas is out for a significant amount of time, the Falcons are down to Jenkins, Brian Finneran, and a slew of receivers without NFL production. (They signed Dickie Lyons Tuesday . . . and released him Wednesday.)

The receiver situation would change, of course, if they can get a deal finished with holdout Roddy White.

Little has been reported on that front lately, but soon-to-be ESPN's Adam Schefter enjoyed his one of his last days of Twitter freedom by writing the following.

"Reports are that Falcons WR Roddy White is seeking a more lucrative contract than Larry Fitzgerald. I'm told, Categorically false."

No matter what White is asking for, his importance to the team could have elevated even more Wednesday.

SouthStndJunkie
08-06-2009, 12:00 AM
Been pretty slow the last few days in regards to first round picks signing.

Still 9 unsigned first round picks.

SouthStndJunkie
08-06-2009, 12:01 AM
Unsigned First Round Picks:

3. Tyson Jackson DE Kansas City
4. Aaron Curry LB Seattle
6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo
12. Knowshon Moreno RB Denver
14. Malcolm Jenkins CB New Orleans

SouthStndJunkie
08-06-2009, 10:25 AM
Source: Parker tells Niners that Crabtree will re-enter draft

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/06/source-parker-tells-niners-that-crabtree-will-re-enter-draft/

Posted by Mike Florio on August 6, 2009 11:52 AM ET

The situation in San Francisco between the 49ers and receiver Michael Crabtree is quickly going from bad to worse.

Per a league source, agent Eugene Parker is telling the 49ers that Crabtree will sit out the season re-enter the draft in 2010, unless the team gives Crabtree what he wants.

Of course, what Crabtree specifically wants isn't known, since Parker (as multiple sources tell us) still hasn't made a proposal.

There's also a growing chorus of league insiders who are speaking out against the widely-believed effort by Parker to blow up the slotting process with Crabtree. Teams obviously would contend that the unwritten rules of draft-pick negotiation ritual should be honored; however, some of the agents who arguably would benefit from the introduction of chaos privately have described efforts to blow the curve as "inappropriate" and "unacceptable" and "wrong."

And if Crabtree opts to re-enter the draft next year, the current thinking is that he wouldn't be the first receiver drafted. For now, the guy who is regarded as likely to be the first wideout (and possibly the first overall pick) is Illinois junior Arrelious Benn.

Then again, if Crabtree is picked any higher than No. 10 after having a chance to engage in pre-draft workouts, he'd likely end up with more money than the slotting process currently would pay.

After, of course, waiting a year to get it.

misturanderson
08-06-2009, 10:34 AM
Source: Parker tells Niners that Crabtree will re-enter draft

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/06/source-parker-tells-niners-that-crabtree-will-re-enter-draft/

Posted by Mike Florio on August 6, 2009 11:52 AM ET

The situation in San Francisco between the 49ers and receiver Michael Crabtree is quickly going from bad to worse.

Per a league source, agent Eugene Parker is telling the 49ers that Crabtree will sit out the season re-enter the draft in 2010, unless the team gives Crabtree what he wants.

Of course, what Crabtree specifically wants isn't known, since Parker (as multiple sources tell us) still hasn't made a proposal.

There's also a growing chorus of league insiders who are speaking out against the widely-believed effort by Parker to blow up the slotting process with Crabtree. Teams obviously would contend that the unwritten rules of draft-pick negotiation ritual should be honored; however, some of the agents who arguably would benefit from the introduction of chaos privately have described efforts to blow the curve as "inappropriate" and "unacceptable" and "wrong."

And if Crabtree opts to re-enter the draft next year, the current thinking is that he wouldn't be the first receiver drafted. For now, the guy who is regarded as likely to be the first wideout (and possibly the first overall pick) is Illinois junior Arrelious Benn.

Then again, if Crabtree is picked any higher than No. 10 after having a chance to engage in pre-draft workouts, he'd likely end up with more money than the slotting process currently would pay.

After, of course, waiting a year to get it.

Why would anyone pick this guy in the top 10 next year after seeing all the trouble he's causing this year? He'll be a year removed from playing football as well. The only way I could see that working out is if he goes out and runs a 4.3 40 and has a 40" vertical at the combine, otherwise this will only hurt him.

misturanderson
08-06-2009, 10:36 AM
Unsigned First Round Picks:

3. Tyson Jackson DE Kansas City
4. Aaron Curry LB Seattle
6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo
12. Knowshon Moreno RB Denver
14. Malcolm Jenkins CB New Orleans

Wasn't Curry the guy that said if he was picked #1 overall, he would take what Jake Long got last year and sign the deal without hesitation? I guess he changed his mind about the money when #1 overall wasn't his spot.

broncofan2438
08-06-2009, 10:37 AM
Source: Parker tells Niners that Crabtree will re-enter draft

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/06/source-parker-tells-niners-that-crabtree-will-re-enter-draft/

Posted by Mike Florio on August 6, 2009 11:52 AM ET

The situation in San Francisco between the 49ers and receiver Michael Crabtree is quickly going from bad to worse.

Per a league source, agent Eugene Parker is telling the 49ers that Crabtree will sit out the season re-enter the draft in 2010, unless the team gives Crabtree what he wants.

Of course, what Crabtree specifically wants isn't known, since Parker (as multiple sources tell us) still hasn't made a proposal.

There's also a growing chorus of league insiders who are speaking out against the widely-believed effort by Parker to blow up the slotting process with Crabtree. Teams obviously would contend that the unwritten rules of draft-pick negotiation ritual should be honored; however, some of the agents who arguably would benefit from the introduction of chaos privately have described efforts to blow the curve as "inappropriate" and "unacceptable" and "wrong."

And if Crabtree opts to re-enter the draft next year, the current thinking is that he wouldn't be the first receiver drafted. For now, the guy who is regarded as likely to be the first wideout (and possibly the first overall pick) is Illinois junior Arrelious Benn.

Then again, if Crabtree is picked any higher than No. 10 after having a chance to engage in pre-draft workouts, he'd likely end up with more money than the slotting process currently would pay.

After, of course, waiting a year to get it.

This is absolutely stupid. This kid is gonna hate himself after doing this if it happens. Man, I really hope that we can just get Moreno on the dam field

SouthStndJunkie
08-06-2009, 02:51 PM
Hadnot hurt at Browns camp

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/06/hadnot-hurt-at-browns-camp/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 6, 2009 3:53 PM ET

One of the first and most surprising moves Eric Mangini has made in Cleveland was to put highly paid left guard Eric Steinbach's starting position up for grabs.

It appeared Steinbach was going to hold on to his job, but Mangini may have no choice now.

Steinbach's potential replacement, Rex Hadnot, reportedly suffered a potentially serious knee injury at practice Thursday, according to the Orange and Brown Report.

They write that he "blew out" the knee, but it's unclear what exactly happened at this stage. Hadnot was surrounded by teammates after writhing in pain, then was carted off the field.

Hadnot also had a good chance to start at right guard, so losing him would still be a major blow.

SouthStndJunkie
08-06-2009, 04:33 PM
The National Football Post is reporting that the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms with third overall pick Tyson Jackson. Terms of the contract were not disclosed by the team.

SouthStndJunkie
08-06-2009, 04:33 PM
Unsigned First Round Picks:

4. Aaron Curry LB Seattle
6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo
12. Knowshon Moreno RB Denver
14. Malcolm Jenkins CB New Orleans

SouthStndJunkie
08-07-2009, 01:58 PM
San Francisco 49ers receiver Brandon Jones is expected to miss two months because of a small fracture in his right shoulder, coach Mike Singletary said Friday.

Jones was injured during Thursday's late practice trying to make a diving catch while all alone in the end zone during 7-on-7 work. He will not need shoulder surgery, Singletary said.

ScottXray
08-07-2009, 02:20 PM
San Francisco 49ers receiver Brandon Jones is expected to miss two months because of a small fracture in his right shoulder, coach Mike Singletary said Friday.

Jones was injured during Thursday's late practice trying to make a diving catch while all alone in the end zone during 7-on-7 work. He will not need shoulder surgery, Singletary said.

Crap.....hope they sign somebodyelse or a FA.

don't want them to cave to the Crab.

oubronco
08-07-2009, 03:27 PM
RIVER FALLS, Wis. - The Kansas City Chiefs (http://www.orangemane.com/nfl/team/kansas-city-chiefs) have signed defensive end Tyson Jackson (http://www.orangemane.com/nfl/player/638255), the team's first-round draft pick.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed Friday, though several published reports estimated the deal would be worth in excess of $55 million overall, and more than $30 million guaranteed. Jackson was in River Falls and headed to the practice field to take the team's conditioning test.


Jackson, the third overall pick from LSU, is expected to help an anemic Chiefs (http://www.orangemane.com/nfl/team/kansas-city-chiefs) pass rush that set the all-time NFL record for fewest sacks with 10 last season. Jackson had 18.5 sacks and 122 tackles in 53 games at LSU. The Chiefs (http://www.orangemane.com/nfl/team/kansas-city-chiefs) waived linebacker Weston Dacus (http://www.orangemane.com/nfl/player/573209) to make room on the roster.

SouthStndJunkie
08-07-2009, 06:19 PM
Unsigned First Round Picks:

4. Aaron Curry LB Seattle
6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo
14. Malcolm Jenkins CB New Orleans

SouthStndJunkie
08-08-2009, 12:33 AM
Nice to get Knowshon signed....did not want to see the holdout drag on much longer.

Now we will still be able to see him quite a bit in the preseason.

The remaining group of unsigned first rounders could be staying that way for a while....good to remove him from that list.

I could see Andre Smith and Michael Crabtree sitting out for several more weeks.

_Oro_
08-08-2009, 06:56 AM
It's great, the FO and Knowshon said they'd get a deal done independent of the other picks and they did within 48 hours or so.

SouthStndJunkie
08-08-2009, 02:11 PM
Eagles lose Ingram to ACL tear

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/08/eagles-lose-ingram-to-acl-tear/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 8, 2009 3:40 PM ET

The Eagles' worst fears about rookie tight end Cornelius Ingram's knee injury have been realized: The team announced Saturday that he has torn the ACL in his left knee. Again.

Ingram is the second key Eagle to tear his ACL in camp; middle linebacker Stewart Bradley was the other.

Philly took a calculated gamble by drafting Ingram in the fifth round of April's draft. He was coming off a torn ACL and there was some concern he would need need it operated on again eventually.

The Eagles appeared to be winning the bet all offseason, as Ingram impressed onlookers with outstanding athleticism.

Now they will have to wait until 2010 to see if Ingram can make a contribution to the team and stay healthy enough to play football. Ingram also missed his entire senior season at Florida.

Matt Schobel appears likely to backup starter Brent Celek now, but Schobel has missed all of camp with a calf injury.

The Eagles worked out three free agents at tight end Saturday, and look likely to sign one.

TonyR
08-08-2009, 02:55 PM
Eagles lose Ingram to ACL tear


A couple of weeks ago I had this team penciled in for at worst the NFCCG. But now they've lost DC Jim Johnson, starting MLB Stewart Bradley, and this promising rookie TE. And their potentially awesome, rebuilt offensive line is in shambles (see link below). I may have to back off a bit. A few more injuries and maybe Denver can steal a win on 12/27 in Philly!

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20090807_Injuries_plague_Eagles__Andrews_brothers. html

SouthStndJunkie
08-08-2009, 05:22 PM
Seattle Seahawks first-round draft choice Aaron Curry ran onto the practice field to applause Saturday after signing a multiyear contract with the team.

Terms were not immediately available.

Curry, the fourth overall choice in the NFL draft, had missed the first eight days of camp.

SouthStndJunkie
08-08-2009, 05:24 PM
Unsigned First Round Picks:

6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo
14. Malcolm Jenkins CB New Orleans

Broncoman13
08-08-2009, 05:28 PM
You know, I love Tony Scheffler. I think he's a stud and would love to see him be a big part of our offense... problem is, he's just not a big part of it. In fact, with Quinn being a good blocker and that being the focal point, I think we can get the same type of production (which isn't going to be much) from Jeb Putzier. It is unfortunate, but McD just doesn't use the TE in the passing game that much. SO, with that in mind. I would hope the Broncos would gauge the Eagles' interest in Tony Scheffler. They don't have any players that would help us on the DL, but perhaps we could recoup a draft pick from them for Scheff?

oubronco
08-09-2009, 12:58 PM
<SCRIPT type=text/javascript> //document.getElementById('number_of_comments').inne rHTML = commentCount+" Comments"; </SCRIPT><!-- // Story Content // --><SCRIPT> if(fanid.length > 0 && typeof(nflDefaultLeague)!= "undefined") { leagueId = nflDefaultLeague; //find teamId of default league (if exists) for(var i=0; i < teamsInfo.length; i++){ if(teamsInfo[i][4] == leagueId){ defaultTeamId = teamsInfo[i][0]; } } var fantasyLeaguePlayerJsPath = 'http://msn.foxsports.com' + '/nugget/200002_' + leagueId + '|||' + fanid; } </SCRIPT>BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Philadelphia Eagles (http://www.orangemane.com/nfl/team/philadelphia-eagles) wide receiver DeSean Jackson (http://www.orangemane.com/nfl/player/535255) has hyperextended his right knee in practice.
Jackson fell awkwardly Saturday after getting tangled up with cornerback Asante Samuel (http://www.orangemane.com/nfl/player/140781) during a full-squad drill.

The second-year pro walked the length of the field with head trainer Rick Burkholder before being carted to the locker room. Jackson was able to put weight on his leg after practice, but the knee was heavily wrapped. A second-round draft pick in 2008, Jackson set the Eagles (http://www.orangemane.com/nfl/team/philadelphia-eagles)' single-season rookie record with 912 receiving yards. He also set the team's single-season rookie record for a wide receiver with 62 receptions.

SouthStndJunkie
08-10-2009, 01:34 AM
The Saints agreed to terms with Ohio State cornerback Michael Jenkins late Sunday night on a five-year contract.

SouthStndJunkie
08-10-2009, 01:34 AM
Unsigned First Round Picks:

6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville
9. B.J. Raji DT Green Bay
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo

TonyR
08-10-2009, 03:46 PM
New England's pursuit of a backup defensive lineman is now focusing on Vonnie Holliday.

Holliday is taking a free-agent visit with the Patriots on Monday, one source told FOXSports.com. FOXSports.com first reported last week that New England also was courting free agent Kevin Carter in at attempt to bolster its line rotation behind starting ends Ty Warren and Richard Seymour.

Holliday and Carter were teammates in Miami in 2005 and 2006. Holliday, 33, also played the last two seasons with the Dolphins, starting 15 games in 2008. He was released in March after refusing to accept a pay cut. Interest in Holliday was tempered earlier this offseason because he was recovering from knee surgery.

An 11-year NFL veteran, Holliday has started 141 games since entering the league as Green Bay's first-round draft choice in 1998.

The Patriots have added a slew of veterans this offseason that include defensive end/outside linebacker Derrick Burgess, wide receiver Joey Galloway and running back Fred Taylor.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9917502/Source:-Pats-target-ex-Dolphins-DE-Holliday

broncosteven
08-10-2009, 04:11 PM
New England's pursuit of a backup defensive lineman is now focusing on Vonnie Holliday.

Holliday is taking a free-agent visit with the Patriots on Monday, one source told FOXSports.com. FOXSports.com first reported last week that New England also was courting free agent Kevin Carter in at attempt to bolster its line rotation behind starting ends Ty Warren and Richard Seymour.

Holliday and Carter were teammates in Miami in 2005 and 2006. Holliday, 33, also played the last two seasons with the Dolphins, starting 15 games in 2008. He was released in March after refusing to accept a pay cut. Interest in Holliday was tempered earlier this offseason because he was recovering from knee surgery.

An 11-year NFL veteran, Holliday has started 141 games since entering the league as Green Bay's first-round draft choice in 1998.

The Patriots have added a slew of veterans this offseason that include defensive end/outside linebacker Derrick Burgess, wide receiver Joey Galloway and running back Fred Taylor.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9917502/Source:-Pats-target-ex-Dolphins-DE-Holliday

I guess they didn't address those needs earlier huh?

DenverBrit
08-10-2009, 07:16 PM
Pollard giveth and nearly taketh away. Ha!

Peter King
MONDAY MORNING QB


9:45 a.m., Wednesday (Chiefs camp, River Falls, Wisc.): You're not going to believe this. It's midway through Kansas City's first of two daily practices and Matt Cassel, Tom Brady's longtime understudy now on his own in the heartland, fades back to pass. Quarterbacks in training camp are not supposed to be hit in camp, but in this pass drill, with Cassel setting up in the pocket, safety Bernard Pollard comes on a blitz.

You remember Pollard. He's the guy who tumbled/dove into Brady's planted left leg on an identical rush last September, collapsing the knee, shredding Brady's ACL and knocking him out for the season. Now, on a sun-baked field miles from anywhere in western Wisconsin, here came Pollard at the man who replaced Brady and who, ironically, became Pollard's teammate after New England traded Cassel to Kansas City in February.

What makes the play even more amazing is that Brady got hit last year when a back missed a block on the onrushing Pollard. And as I'm watching, I can't believe what I see: Again, a back (I didn't catch his number) throws an ˇOle!block, and precisely the same thing that happened a year ago happens now: Pollard thought he was going to be blocked by a running back last year against New England, got low to take on the block, wasn't blocked, and fell into Brady. Now, he thought he was going to be blocked by a running back, got low, wasn't blocked, and stumbled and tried to avoid hitting Cassel, yelling at the last moment, "Move!" It was too late. He fell hard and rolled into Cassel's left leg.

Barely.

Pollard was able to put on the brakes enough so that he only tapped Cassel's left leg. Cassel flexed it a couple of times and was fine. A couple of his offensive mates hustled in to defend him against Pollard. Words were exchanged, but that was it. No harm, no foul.

"Pretty weird," a smiling Cassel told me an hour later. "Yeah, I realized it."

I caught Pollard after lunch on campus. His eyes got wide when I asked him about the play. "I got to the sidelines after that play," Pollard said, "and I realized what happened, and I thought, -- OH MY GOD! It's like a replay.''

As I said, Cassel was fine, and held no grudge against Pollard. That's football. But it's such happenstance. How history would have been changed if Pollard tapped Brady's knee the way he tapped Cassel's. If it had happened like that, what would have happened to Cassel? Would he still be the permanent backup to Brady? Or would Cassel, whose contract expired at the end of last year, have been picked off by new Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, who was behind Cassel's drafting in the seventh round five years ago by the Patriots? My money's on the Chiefs taking him off New England's hands -- money being the key word. He parlayed his opportunity with the Patriots last year into a six-year, $63-million contract in Kansas City.

What might Cassel have gotten had he never played? Well, a parallel player to Cassel a year ago at this time -- a totally unproven backup with a little marketability -- was Brian St. Pierre, the third-stringer on Arizona who re-signed with the Cardinals this offseason: For one year and $1 million.

So, Pollard's hit was a $62-million whack, give or take a million, for Cassel. On this morning, double jeopardy almost struck. Football is a funny game.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/peter_king/08/09/mmqb/1.html

SouthStndJunkie
08-11-2009, 07:39 PM
Signs continue to point to Vick and the Ravens

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/11/signs-continue-to-point-to-vick-and-the-ravens/

Posted by Mike Florio on August 11, 2009 7:01 PM ET

The fact that agent Joel Segal said during a visit to Redskins camp on Tuesday that there's "no chance" Mike Vick will sign with the 'Skins is causing some league insiders to cast an even stronger gaze on the franchise's nearest NFL neighbor.

As one seasoned and astute league source put it, Segal has a reputation for making the most out of his business trips. With no specific reason for him to attend Redskins practice, the educated guess is that the New York-based agent primarily was in the area on other business.

And that other business could include a visit with the Ravens regarding a possible contract for Vick.

As ESPN's Chris Mortensen pointed out earlier today, speculation currently is pointing primarily to the Ravens.

broncosteven
08-11-2009, 08:07 PM
Signs continue to point to Vick and the Ravens

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/11/signs-continue-to-point-to-vick-and-the-ravens/

Posted by Mike Florio on August 11, 2009 7:01 PM ET

The fact that agent Joel Segal said during a visit to Redskins camp on Tuesday that there's "no chance" Mike Vick will sign with the 'Skins is causing some league insiders to cast an even stronger gaze on the franchise's nearest NFL neighbor.

As one seasoned and astute league source put it, Segal has a reputation for making the most out of his business trips. With no specific reason for him to attend Redskins practice, the educated guess is that the New York-based agent primarily was in the area on other business.

And that other business could include a visit with the Ravens regarding a possible contract for Vick.

As ESPN's Chris Mortensen pointed out earlier today, speculation currently is pointing primarily to the Ravens.

As a Backup QB or in another role?

I thought Flacco was pretty good last year.

SouthStndJunkie
08-11-2009, 08:24 PM
As a Backup QB or in another role?

I thought Flacco was pretty good last year.

I am sure it would be as a back up/situational role.

Irish Stout
08-11-2009, 08:28 PM
Ravens are not expected to sign Vick

Posted by Mike Florio on August 11, 2009 9:59 PM ET
Despite mounting speculation linking the Ravens to quarterback Mike Vick (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/11/signs-continue-to-point-to-vick-and-the-ravens/), a league source tells us that the Ravens to date haven't had any discussions regarding a potential acquisition of the free-agent who, per Tony Dungy, is expected to sign a contract this week.

And while it's hard to know what the truth is in this regard, it makes sense for the Ravens not to be chasing Vick. They're still trying to bring along a young quarterback who might have been a little rattled with Vick on the roster, and if they want to develop a jack-of-some-trades, they can do it with Troy Smith.

So while the Ravens are not yet candidates for the Anti-Vick parade, we'd be shocked based on information we've gathered tonight if Vick were to become a Raven.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/11/ravens-are-not-expected-to-sign-vick/

can't anyone make up their mind? I'm tired of this bs.

SouthStndJunkie
08-13-2009, 01:05 AM
Report: Crabtree holdout likely to reach September

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/12/report-crabtree-holdout-likely-to-reach-september/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 12, 2009 3:49 PM ET

The Michael Crabtree holdout has apparently reached a standstill, with no end in sight.

Crabtree's agent, Eugene Parker, wants a slot-busting deal, and the 49ers aren't budging from their initial offer.

According to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, the two sides aren't likely to move until the weeks or days before San Francisco's Week One opener on September 13.

Kawakami cites a "highly placed source" and his report was seconded on Twitter by Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

"One side [Crabtree] will have to eat crow and sign deal that was offered in June," Maiocco writes.

If this timetable holds, Crabtree's rookie season is likely to be adversely affected, not unlike what happened to JaMarcus Russell in 2007. Crabtree hasn't fully practiced as a pro, and his chance to start opening the season would likely be gone by September.

If fellow holdouts (Packers defensive lineman B.J. Raji and Bills defensive end Aaron Maybin) are waiting for Crabtree to sign, it sounds like they have a few more weeks to kill.

Tombstone RJ
08-13-2009, 10:12 AM
The one team who should sign Vick is the Vikings...

Beantown Bronco
08-13-2009, 12:20 PM
Stallworth suspended for season without pay:

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/articles/2009/08/13/donte_stallworth_suspended_without_pay_for_season/

SouthStndJunkie
08-13-2009, 06:17 PM
Packers holdout B.J. Raji has stopped waiting for Michael Crabtree.

The ninth overall pick of the draft has reached an agreement in principle with the Packers, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The contract must be reviewed, but Raji is expected to sign it on Friday when he arrives in Green Bay.

SouthStndJunkie
08-13-2009, 06:18 PM
Unsigned First Round Picks:

6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati
8. Eugene Monroe OT Jacksonville
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo

SouthStndJunkie
08-14-2009, 07:27 PM
First-round draft pick Eugene Monroe ended a 12-day holdout on Friday by signing a five-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

SouthStndJunkie
08-14-2009, 07:28 PM
Unsigned First Round Picks:

6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco
11. Aaron Maybin DE Buffalo

SouthStndJunkie
08-18-2009, 02:29 PM
Bengals holdout Smith not close to signing

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/18/bengals-holdout-smith-not-close-to-signing/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 18, 2009 4:15 PM ET

Brett Favre's return may not be good news to Packers fans and beleaguered Midwestern football scribes, but it will certainly take the spotlight off other NFL stories of the day.

And for that, Michael Vick, Tom Cable, Brandon Marshall, and the remaining rookie holdouts should send Favre a hearty thanks.

One of those rookies, Bengals tackle Andre Smith, is reportedly $5-$10 million apart in contract negotiations with Cincinnati, according to NFL Network's Steve Wyche.

Wyche paints a grim picture for folks like quarterback Carson Palmer who would love to see the projected starter get to work.

The Bengals reportedly increased their offer recently, but it is still less than the deal handed to Vernon Gholston in the same draft slot last year. Wyche says that Smith's holdout is in even worse shape than Michael Crabtree's and could go right up until the start of the regular season, if that soon.

Cameras for the HBO show Hard Knocks showed Smith working out on his own, but he didn't exactly look like he was in game shape. (This year's Hard Knocks, incidentally, looks even better than usual, which is saying a lot.)

Bengals president Mike Brown didn't sound broken up on the program about Smith's holdout, further indicating that it could drag on into September.

The only drama left is seeing what holdout will last the longest: Smith, Crabtree, ordarkhorse pick Bills defensive end Aaron Maybin?

SouthStndJunkie
08-18-2009, 02:32 PM
Derrick Brooks still looking for work

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/18/derrick-brooks-still-looking-for-work/

Posted by Mike Florio on August 18, 2009 3:17 PM ET

As one aging Hall of Famer finally finds a new team, another one continues to wait for his shot.

Former Bucs linebacker Derrick Brooks spoke to Sirius NFL Radio on Monday regarding his future in the NFL.

"As it's sitting right now, I just got back from Oakland early [Monday] and I see where they decided to go with Morlon Greenwood instead of myself," Brooks told the Sirius Blitz. "I guess, after seeing me work out, I was told that the role, the immediate need they need to fill was one that they didn't see me doing in terms of being a special teams player, more or less, and a backup. They felt I've got a lot of starter snaps in me so I took that for what it's worth and move forward."

Brooks said that he still might end up with the Saints.

"[I had a] great visit, great time in New Orleans and we're continuing to talk," Brooks said. "I really like their franchise and what Coach Payton has done there and hopefully I'll get something real soon. A few other teams have called my agent but we haven't set up any visits or anything like that. . . . The other teams that have called my agent have expressed interest but at this point no one has offered a visit as of [Monday] morning. Once the word got out that I had a really good workout in New Orleans, now there's a buzz."

The issue that kept Brooks from getting a shot with the Raiders could hurt him elsewhere.

Backup linebackers typically play special teams. Otherwise, coaches have real challenges when it comes to setting the game day 45-man roster.

That said, Brooks should be in the league right now.

Actually, he still should be a Buccaneer.

Beantown Bronco
08-18-2009, 02:34 PM
The Bengals reportedly increased their offer recently, but it is still less than the deal handed to Vernon Gholston in the same draft slot last year.

Let me get this straight. They only just now increased their offer to a level that is still below what the guy in his spot got last year? Is it any surprise this guy is holding out?

Anyone who wants to blame the player or agent in these situations needs to take note of this particular negotiation. Seems pretty clear to me that some organizations just don't know what the heck they're doing.

oubronco
08-18-2009, 02:41 PM
It is the Bungles after all

broncosteven
08-18-2009, 02:42 PM
Bumping Cutler threads off the main page

SouthStndJunkie
08-18-2009, 04:26 PM
Oakland loses top receiver to broken bone in foot

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/18/oakland-loses-top-receiver-to-broken-foot/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 18, 2009 4:28 PM ET

Oakland's low-key, feel good training camp isn't feeling so good after the last few days.

Just one day after Raiders players were chanting in support of their fighting coach, we learned that a more important member of the organization than defensive assistant Randy Hanson has a broken bone to worry about.

Chaz Schilens, the team's best receiver, broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot early Tuesday. The timeframe of his return is unclear, although Schilens admitted that it would take a "miracle" for him to be ready for Week One.

Schilens' injury is similar on the surface to the one suffered by Rams receiver Donnie Avery, who was expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

A seventh-round pick in 2008, Schilens arguably was enjoying the best training camp of any Raider. His performance in the team's preseason game was eye-opening, showing a great mix of toughness, speed, and terrific hands.

With Schilens out, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Johnnie Lee Higgins look like the team's starters. Javon Walker is expected to come off the active/PUP list Monday after missing the entire offseason following knee surgery.

broncosteven
08-18-2009, 04:43 PM
Oakland loses top receiver to broken bone in foot

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/18/oakland-loses-top-receiver-to-broken-foot/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 18, 2009 4:28 PM ET

Oakland's low-key, feel good training camp isn't feeling so good after the last few days.

Just one day after Raiders players were chanting in support of their fighting coach, we learned that a more important member of the organization than defensive assistant Randy Hanson has a broken bone to worry about.

Chaz Schilens, the team's best receiver, broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot early Tuesday. The timeframe of his return is unclear, although Schilens admitted that it would take a "miracle" for him to be ready for Week One.

Schilens' injury is similar on the surface to the one suffered by Rams receiver Donnie Avery, who was expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

A seventh-round pick in 2008, Schilens arguably was enjoying the best training camp of any Raider. His performance in the team's preseason game was eye-opening, showing a great mix of toughness, speed, and terrific hands.

With Schilens out, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Johnnie Lee Higgins look like the team's starters. Javon Walker is expected to come off the active/PUP list Monday after missing the entire offseason following knee surgery.

Too bad for them, he looked good vs Dullas.

Rock Chalk
08-18-2009, 05:07 PM
I hurt one of my metatarsals once. Bruised it. That **** is painful.

SouthStndJunkie
08-20-2009, 06:12 PM
Eagles/Colts on Fox right now.

SouthStndJunkie
08-20-2009, 06:19 PM
Peyton Manning to Anthony Gonzalez....TD.

7-0 Colts.

Rock Chalk
08-20-2009, 06:24 PM
Peyton Manning to Anthony Gonzalez....TD.

7-0 Colts.

Manning to Gonzalez is one of the most under-appreciated combo's in the league.

SouthStndJunkie
08-20-2009, 06:36 PM
Peyton Manning to Reggie Wayne on a long TD pass.

76 yards on the pass play.

14-0 Colts.

SouthStndJunkie
08-20-2009, 06:44 PM
McNabb to DeSean Jackson....TD.

39 yards on the pass play.

14-7 Colts.

Pretty good preseason game so far.

SouthStndJunkie
08-20-2009, 07:10 PM
Curtis Painter has looked good for the Colts so far.

He is a QB I would have liked to have seen Denver draft in the 5th or 6th round.

SouthStndJunkie
08-20-2009, 07:15 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp09/news/story?id=4412908

HBO shows Bengals behind the scenes

Interesting read....what a dysfunctional franchise.

bronco militia
08-20-2009, 10:20 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp09/news/story?id=4412908

HBO shows Bengals behind the scenes

Interesting read....what a dysfunctional franchise.

no doubt watching owner mike brown the other night was hilarious.


despite the teams they've picked, it's always a great show every year

bronco militia
08-20-2009, 10:25 PM
the cinncinati bengals:

"child please"

Arkie
08-20-2009, 10:29 PM
Ocho Cinco kicks the decisive extra point in a 7-6 win over the Pats.

SouthStndJunkie
08-21-2009, 07:19 AM
Ocho Cinco kicks the decisive extra point in a 7-6 win over the Pats.

He actually looked pretty damn good kicking the PAT and had a decent kickoff.

SouthStndJunkie
08-21-2009, 07:20 AM
The Buffalo Bills and first-round pick Aaron Maybin have reached agreeement on a five-year deal, according to a team source, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports.

SouthStndJunkie
08-21-2009, 07:31 AM
Unsigned First Round Picks:

6. Andre Smith OT Cincinnati
10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco

elsid13
08-21-2009, 07:32 AM
Do you think it possible to get the NFL to get rid of Brown. After watching the Hard Knocks there got to be a way.

TonyR
08-21-2009, 08:14 AM
Cutler needs to stand behind his words
Posted by Mike Florio on August 21, 2009 7:58 AM ET

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been doing a lot of clarifying lately.

But in both examples involving unwise comments from Cutler followed by clarifications, there wasn't really any clarifying going on. Instead, Cutler seemed to simply be trying to say that he didn't say what he had said.

It started with his comparisons between Bears fans and Broncos fans. He openly dissed the denizens of Denver -- and then he simply pretended that he didn't.

More recently, Cutler called out receiver Devin Hester (justifiably, we might add) for failing to do enough to break up an interception during the team's preseason opener at Buffalo.

But then, after the poo hit the propeller, Cutler was at it again, clarifying his remarks.

"Things get taken out of context and blown out of proportion all the time," Cutler recently said, per Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune. "He has done a great job. He's a No. 1 receiver and he has done a heck of a job on the field and in the classroom.

"He's a go-down-the-field-and-get-the-ball [receiver]," Cutler added. "It was a bad ball. I didn't give him a chance. I have to throw it down there and let him run under it."

Jay, you're a quarterback. Act like one. Say what you mean and then stand behind it, even if it becomes a point of contention.

Any other approach justifies Brian Urlacher's opinions.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/21/cutler-needs-to-stand-behind-his-words/

SouthStndJunkie
08-22-2009, 11:09 PM
James Davis (rookie RB from Clemson) had a nice game for the Browns tonight.

81 yard TD run. 12 carries for 116 yards and a TD on the night.

I thought he might be a 6th round steal.

ohiobronco2
08-22-2009, 11:54 PM
Just watched ESPN. Raji getting double and triple teamed and still getting some penetration.

SouthStndJunkie
08-22-2009, 11:55 PM
Former Broncos RB Mike Bell had a nice night for the Saints.

10 carries for 100 yards, including a 46 yard TD run.

bap454
08-23-2009, 12:26 AM
Former Broncos RB Mike Bell had a nice night for the Saints.

10 carries for 100 yards, including a 46 yard TD run.

Maybe we can pick him up after he gets released. No way Jordan makes the team. The guy is a joke.

SouthStndJunkie
08-23-2009, 12:27 AM
Glenn Martinez sighting:

4 catches for 45 yards for the Texans tonight.

SouthStndJunkie
08-23-2009, 12:34 AM
Rookie RB Glen Coffee (Bama) for the 49ers looked damn good again.

16 carries for 129 yards.

SouthStndJunkie
08-23-2009, 09:30 PM
League looks to curb binge drinking

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/23/league-looks-to-curb-binge-drinking/

Posted by Mike Florio on August 23, 2009 10:49 PM ET

At the same time the NFL is selling a portable ping pong table that anyone with an ounce of common sense (or eight ounces of suds) realizes is actually a beer pong table, the league also hopes to restrict the extent to which the thing will actually be used on game day.

Per Michael McCarthy of USA Today, the NFL wants teams to take steps to limit access to booze.

According to McCarthy, the league has recommended that the 32 teams (and 31 stadiums in which they play) limit tailgating to 3.5 hours before games, and to do a better job of monitoring and enforcing rules against excessive alcohol consumption in stadium parking areas.

(Maybe they should just insert a tracking chip in each of those officially licensed ping pong tables.)

McCarthy reports that the league also wants teams to limit customers to no more than two 20-ounce beers, or one 24-ounce beer, per transaction. Teams also will print the following message on most cups of beer: "Fans don't let fans drive drunk."

We approve the efforts, but we've been to enough games to know that the NFL has a better chance of overtaking soccer as the top sport outside the U.S. than it does eradicating the drunks from American football stadiums.

But, hey, if one less drunken yay-hoo is on the highway after a game, the efforts are worth every second and cent devoted to them.

TonyR
08-24-2009, 07:12 AM
Wilfork, Kaczur present conflicting situations for the Pats
Posted by Mike Florio on August 24, 2009 12:30 AM ET

The Patriots supposedly haven't extended the contract of defensive tackle Vince Wilfork due to uncertainty with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the league and the union.

Wilfork doesn't buy it.

"Not at all, because there's 31 other teams out there, and a lot of them are making moves," Wilfork said Sunday, per Ian Rapaport of the Boston Herald. "They're in the same situation we're in. I understand what he's saying, but at the same token, it's not stopping the other teams from making their moves, and what they have to do. Trust me, I understand where they're coming from. We have a lot of guys on this team that are going to be up. Pretty good players. I know that's pretty tough for them, but at the same time, the labor situation, it's all over the NFL, so, it is what it is. Like I said, it doesn't stop other teams from making moves."

Elsewhere in the locker room, one of Wilfork's teammates was singing a different tune, and in doing so confirming Wilfork's position that business can still be transacted.

Offensive tackle Nick Kaczur said that he's one of the guys as to whom the Patriots will be "making their moves."


"I'm obviously excited because this is one of the best, if not the best, organization in football, the way you get treated from Mr. Kraft to everyone here," Kaczur said, according to Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe.

"I think that speaks well for what they do here, that the players like it here and like the way things go that they want to stay," Kaczur said "It's really exciting to know that they would like to continue working with you."

Kaczur, like Wilfork, is signed through the 2009 season. Kaczur is due to earn a base salary of $2.27 million. Wilfork is scheduled to earn $2.2 million.

That said, Wilfork is likely expecting a lot more money going forward than Kaczur, especially since Wilfork plays the same position that resulted in a $41 million guaranteed payday for Albert Haynesworth.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/24/wilfork-kaczur-present-conflicting-situations-for-the-pats/

TonyR
08-24-2009, 07:12 AM
Carson Palmer still not practicing
Posted by Mike Florio on August 24, 2009 8:47 AM ET

Last year, the elbow of Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer ended up significantly limiting his season -- and dramatically impeding his team's chances.

This year, Palmer's ankle is keeping him from getting ready for the games that count.

He suffered what has been described as a "mild-to-moderate" high ankle sprain in the preseason opener against the Saints. And Palmer hasn't practiced since then, missing the preseason game against the Patriots.

Per Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Palmer missed practice again on Sunday, and he might miss the next preseason game, on Thursday night against the Rams.

"If last week had been a regular-season game, he probably would have played," coach Marvin Lewis said. "But we are going to continue to be cautious, because it is just preseason. We'd like him to get some more time with our first unit, and I think we will do that before the preseason is over. But the most important thing is to have him 100 percent for Denver."

Still, it's one thing to be 100 percent healthy. It's another thing to be 100 percent prepared. After missing most of last season, Palmer needs all the reps he can get in order to get back to the form that has made him one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/24/carson-palmer-still-not-practicing/

TonyR
08-24-2009, 08:19 AM
Pass protection has never been the problem for this group. Philip Rivers was sacked just 25 times in 478 plays last season, 10th-lowest in the league.

But last night, Rivers didn't even have a chance to run for his life. He was swallowed, sacked four times in the first seven times he dropped to pass.

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/aug/22/chargers-web22146/?chargers

dbfan21
08-24-2009, 09:01 AM
pass protection has never been the problem for this group. Philip rivers was sacked just 25 times in 478 plays last season, 10th-lowest in the league.

But last night, rivers didn't even have a chance to run for his life. He was swallowed, sacked four times in the first seven times he dropped to pass.

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/aug/22/chargers-web22146/?chargers

:sunshine:

broncofan2438
08-24-2009, 09:23 AM
Pass protection has never been the problem for this group. Philip Rivers was sacked just 25 times in 478 plays last season, 10th-lowest in the league.

But last night, Rivers didn't even have a chance to run for his life. He was swallowed, sacked four times in the first seven times he dropped to pass.

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/aug/22/chargers-web22146/?chargers

I like that. Maybe this year, with the old Chuggers D-Line coach, we can penetrate and slam Rivers a little more

Beantown Bronco
08-24-2009, 09:49 AM
Maybe............we can penetrate and slam Rivers a little more

You might want to think about keeping that kind of stuff to yourself.

SouthStndJunkie
08-24-2009, 02:47 PM
DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins traded offensive linemen Andy Alleman and Ikechuku Ndukwe to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday for an undisclosed 2010 draft choice.

Ndukwe started 15 games at right guard for Miami last season after an injury to Donald Thomas. Alleman played in 15 games and made four starts last season.

Earlier Monday, the Dolphins terminated the contract of receiver Ernest Wilford and waived running back Anthony Kimble, nose tackle Joe Cohen and linebackers Orion Martin and Tearrius George. Receiver Chris Williams was waived injured.

Kansas City also waived offensive lineman Brian De La Puente and linebacker Vince Redd.

SouthStndJunkie
08-24-2009, 10:55 PM
As expected, the Seattle Seahawks -- who have yet to acknowledge "speculation" regarding the impeding arrival of running back Edgerrin James -- have cleared a path for their hypothetical arrival.

Per a league source, the Seahawks have dumped backup tailback T.J. Duckett.

ColoradoBuff
08-25-2009, 08:25 AM
As expected, the Seattle Seahawks -- who have yet to acknowledge "speculation" regarding the impeding arrival of running back Edgerrin James -- have cleared a path for their hypothetical arrival.

Per a league source, the Seahawks have dumped backup tailback T.J. Duckett.


Wow...Julious Jones and James fighting for the carries! that backfield shouldn't scare too many teams.....but neither would Jones and Duckett!

Beantown Bronco
08-26-2009, 09:48 AM
Found this in today's Boston Globe.....thought it was interesting:

Furthermore, with Philip Rivers’s big contract extension yesterday in San Diego, there are only two first-round picks from 2004 still playing under their original contract - Vince Wilfork and tight end Benjamin Watson, both Patriots.

oubronco
08-26-2009, 03:46 PM
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Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports Minnesota Vikings (http://www.orangemane.com/team/23/nfl) QB Brett Favre (http://www.orangemane.com/player/764/nfl) appears to have little support from teammates at this point, according to a league source. Favre has created a division within the locker room. Some players believe QB Tarvaris Jackson (http://www.orangemane.com/player/13686/nfl) gives the team the best chance to win while others believe QB Sage Rosenfels (http://www.orangemane.com/player/1936/nfl) gives them the best chance to win, according to sources.
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Ha! Got to love your daily Favre fix

SouthStndJunkie
08-26-2009, 04:31 PM
A lot of players probably despise the fact that Favre skipped training camp while they were working their asses off and then he comes right in and is handed the job and then talks about not having his legs underneath him and not having timing with the WRs....the kind of stuff that training camp is for.

Now they have to play patty cakes trying to get him up to speed.

baja
08-26-2009, 04:45 PM
A lot of players probably despise the fact that Favre skipped training camp while they were working their asses off and then he comes right in and is handed the job and then talks about not having his legs underneath him and not having timing with the WRs....the kind of stuff that training camp is for.

Now they have to play patty cakes trying to get him up to speed.

Minnesota would have been a better team without him

SouthStndJunkie
08-27-2009, 12:12 AM
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The future is now for the new face of the New York Jets, Mark Sanchez.

Sanchez was selected as the team's starting quarterback by coach Rex Ryan on Wednesday, making him the first rookie slated to open a season under center for the Jets.

SouthStndJunkie
08-27-2009, 03:12 PM
Nate Washington could miss "several" games

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/27/nate-washington-could-miss-several-games/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 27, 2009 4:00 PM ET

The Titans signed former Steeler Nate Washington with the idea that he could step into their starting lineup, beginning with a Week One game against his former team.

That plan may be have to be scuttled after Washington's recent hamstring injury. The Titans have been tight-lipped, but Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean writes that "while [Washington's] injury isn't the season-ending variety, it's probably unrealistic to think he'll play against the Steelers."

Wyatt wouldn't be surprised if Washington is out for "several" games, which makes it sounds like the receiver has more than your usual hamstring strain.

Washington's absence highlights a lack of depth in Tennessee's wideout group. Rookie Kenny Britt will be asked to take on a starting role, and the bench behind him is rather uninspiring.

Maybe the team can line up Alge Crumpler out wide. Very wide.

It's more likely that Tennessee will look hard at players cut by other teams before the season starts, or investigate what's available on the trade market.

Tombstone RJ
08-27-2009, 04:29 PM
A lot of players probably despise the fact that Favre skipped training camp while they were working their asses off and then he comes right in and is handed the job and then talks about not having his legs underneath him and not having timing with the WRs....the kind of stuff that training camp is for.

Now they have to play patty cakes trying to get him up to speed.

Add to that the fact that he's getting $12 million and it's understandable why some of his teammates aren't all that thrilled.

Its a travesty that he's getting that much money when he claims all he's playing for is another Lombardi trophy. What a crock of crap.

Dude is getting $12 million! He Brett, if your soooo interested in just winning another Lombardi why don't you play for the vet minumum you baffoon?!?

:rofl:

SouthStndJunkie
08-28-2009, 12:41 PM
Basically, it's a do-over in Dallas.

The NFL has ruled that the down will be replayed and clock will be reset if a football hits the massive video display board that hangs over the field at Cowboys Stadium.

Perhaps the key piece of the ruling, issued Friday morning, is that it is only for this season. The league can review it after the season.

SouthStndJunkie
08-28-2009, 01:49 PM
Source: Marvel Smith is done

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/28/source-marvel-smith-is-done/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 28, 2009 3:11 PM ET

Just moments after we posted on 49ers tackle Marvel Smith possibly retiring, Mike Florio has confirmed through a league source that Smith is, indeed, through with football.

Smith was originally expected to start at right tackle, but his back problems wouldn't allow it. It's uncertain if Smith earned any guaranteed money from the 49ers, but the team did include clauses in their contract with Smith to protect them from injuries.

Smith won two Super Bowl rings in nine seasons with Pittsburgh, and started throughout their championship run after the 2005 season.

SouthStndJunkie
08-29-2009, 11:04 AM
I was really impressed with Matt Leinart last night.

If Kurt Warner goes down, I think he could come in and perform well.

SouthStndJunkie
08-29-2009, 11:15 AM
The Jacksonville Jaguars remain interested in acquiring Kansas City quarterback Tyler Thigpen, and the Chiefs are certainly open to trading him. That mutual interest has not cooled and sources close to the situation maintain this trade could still occur.

Scott Pioli, who runs the Chiefs, is asking for a third-round pick for Thigpen, which is an awful lot for a third quarterback. However, with newly crowned — and compensated — starter Matt Cassel there, Thigpen isn’t getting the reps and having Thigpen around, should Cassel falter, could create a QB controvery, something the rebuilding club would not welcome.

Jacksonville first offered a sixth-round pick for Thigpen, then upped it to a fifth and they remain strong possibilities. Thursday night the Jags QBs went a combined 17-for-31 for 171 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT. David Garrard has been shaky as a starter for a while now, and they don’t have a dependable backup on the roster. Thigpen had been nursing a rib injury but is likely to play Saturday night. Other teams like Thigpen, too, but Pioli’s demand in this case is steep.

League sources continue to suggest that should Pioli be unable to get that third-round pick, Jacksonville is a prime candidate to pull something else, with a fourth-rounder possibly the happy medium in all of this.

Cito Pelon
08-29-2009, 11:28 AM
The Jacksonville Jaguars remain interested in acquiring Kansas City quarterback Tyler Thigpen, and the Chiefs are certainly open to trading him. That mutual interest has not cooled and sources close to the situation maintain this trade could still occur.

Scott Pioli, who runs the Chiefs, is asking for a third-round pick for Thigpen, which is an awful lot for a third quarterback. However, with newly crowned — and compensated — starter Matt Cassel there, Thigpen isn’t getting the reps and having Thigpen around, should Cassel falter, could create a QB controvery, something the rebuilding club would not welcome.

Jacksonville first offered a sixth-round pick for Thigpen, then upped it to a fifth and they remain strong possibilities. Thursday night the Jags QBs went a combined 17-for-31 for 171 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT. David Garrard has been shaky as a starter for a while now, and they don’t have a dependable backup on the roster. Thigpen had been nursing a rib injury but is likely to play Saturday night. Other teams like Thigpen, too, but Pioli’s demand in this case is steep.

League sources continue to suggest that should Pioli be unable to get that third-round pick, Jacksonville is a prime candidate to pull something else, with a fourth-rounder possibly the happy medium in all of this.

I'd pull the trigger a third for Thigpen. Kid's a gamer for a measly third.

SouthStndJunkie
08-29-2009, 11:33 AM
I'd pull the trigger a third for Thigpen. Kid's a gamer for a measly third.

I liked what I saw of Thigpen last year.

SouthStndJunkie
08-29-2009, 11:42 AM
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d81239216/Pre-WK-3-Beanie-Wells-highlights

The 3rd play on this video (the TD run) is what enamored me with Beanie Wells. If he can stay healthy and run like that for Arizona with their passing game....look out.

uplink
08-29-2009, 05:13 PM
Despite the poor showing in the preseason, I hope Oakland doesn't install Garcia as QB. They could win up to 8 games with him given their running back talent.
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elsid13
08-29-2009, 05:50 PM
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d81239216/Pre-WK-3-Beanie-Wells-highlights

The 3rd play on this video (the TD run) is what enamored me with Beanie Wells. If he can stay healthy and run like that for Arizona with their passing game....look out.

If you watch that play again, Wells almost wasn't patience enough as he almost overran his fullback in hole.

SouthStndJunkie
08-30-2009, 12:08 AM
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' extended quarterback derby is over. Byron Leftwich will start the regular-season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.

Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris selected the seventh-year pro over Luke McCown on Saturday, saying Leftwich held an edge going into training camp and retained it with steady -- if unspectacular -- play through three preseason games.

SouthStndJunkie
08-30-2009, 01:02 AM
http://www.nfl.com/videos/new-york-giants/09000d5d812400ef/Pre-WK-3-Hakeem-Nicks-Highlights

Rookie WR Hakeem Nicks (North Carolina) had a huge game for the Giants tonight:

6 catches for 144 yards and 2 TDs.

SouthStndJunkie
08-30-2009, 01:07 AM
BTW....the new highlight video section of nfl.com kicks some major ass.

I love how they break the highlights down by individual players.

Beantown Bronco
08-30-2009, 07:57 AM
Despite the poor showing in the preseason, I hope Oakland doesn't install Garcia as QB. They could win up to 8 games with him given their running back talent.
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Do you really want Russell starting against us? Here are his numbers against us from last year:

78% completion percentage
332 yards
3 TDs, O INTs
130 QB rating

I think I'd rather take my chances against a 48 year old Garcia.

bronco militia
08-30-2009, 08:04 AM
Do you really want Russell starting against us? Here are his numbers against us from last year:

78% completion percentage
332 yards
3 TDs, O INTs
130 QB rating

I think I'd rather take my chances against a 48 year old Garcia.

I don't think it matters:


Not that the film hasn't shown Cutler some vulnerability in the Broncos' coverage. Denver's 117.6 preseason passer rating ranks last in the NFL

SouthStndJunkie
08-30-2009, 01:42 PM
Now that Andre Smith is signed, that leaves:

Unsigned First Round Picks:

10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco

oubronco
08-30-2009, 02:02 PM
Now that Andre Smith is signed, that leaves:

Unsigned First Round Picks:

10. Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco

and whoever picked him to be the last one to sign is the winner

p.s. it wasn't me

SouthStndJunkie
08-30-2009, 02:06 PM
I think I picked Andre Smith to be signed last.

SouthStndJunkie
08-30-2009, 10:49 PM
BOSTON (AP)—Tedy Bruschi(notes) is retiring after a 13-year career marked by an inspiring return to the New England Patriots as a starting linebacker eight months after a stroke.

SoDak Bronco
08-31-2009, 01:07 PM
Per Schefter Twitter--

More info on deal: Texans traded DT Travis Johnson to Chargers for a 6th round pick that turns into a 5th with minimum playtime.

SouthStndJunkie
09-02-2009, 12:51 PM
Did San Fran get a steal in Nate Davis?

Posted by Mike Florio on September 2, 2009 12:03 PM ET

The obvious import of the 49ers' decision to dump quarterback Damon Huard is that the team believes rookie Nate Davis is ready to play in the NFL.

Coach Mike Singletary raved on Tuesday about the rookie's poise.

"I think Nate came in and he has a composure about him -- sometimes a little too much," Singletary said, per Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. "That clock is ticking and I'm saying, 'Nate, let's go! Let's go!'" [Editor's note: We wonder if that gives Singletary flashbacks to last year's Monday nighter against the Cardinals.]

Saturday, Davis led the Niners on a 91-yard drive in the final two minutes of a preseason game against the Cowboys, delivering the winning touchdown (and, more importantly, helping the teams avoid an overtime period).

There were real questions regarding Davis' abilities prior to the draft, which fueled a slide some believed would last until round seven, or beyond. But the Niners intervened in round five, and there's already a vague sense that, before too long, he'll be the starter.

While Davis did himself no favors with a sssslow time in the 40-yard dash, it's possible that his free fall was influenced by factors unrelated to his ability. Some think that new Ball State coach Stan Parrish's efforts to persuade Davis to stick around for another year might have caused some scouts to conclude that Davis wasn't ready for the NFL.

Although Parrish publicly said all the right things (contrary to Pete Carroll's handling of the Mark Sanchez situation), one source with knowledge of the situation believes that Parrish's efforts to advance his own career might have indirectly caused some teams to conclude that Davis was the product of a Jeff Tedford-style system that churns out successful college quarterbacks who can't adjust to the next level.

Per the source, Parrish backed off on the notion that he was directly responsible Davis' success after getting an angry phone call from Davis' father.

That said, Parrish's online bio still emphasizes the fact that Parrish "tutored" Davis for three years. In contrast, Pete Carroll's bio makes only generic reference to Carson Palmer, the first overall pick in 2003, and Matt Leinart, the tenth pick in 2006. (Carroll's bio doesn't even mention the fifth overall pick in 2009, Mark Sanchez.)

So keep an eye on Davis. Some think he might end up being the steal of the draft.

And stranger things have indeed happened. After all, Tom Brady was picked a round lower than Davis.

SouthStndJunkie
09-02-2009, 12:54 PM
I am a big Nate Davis fan and am happy to see he is doing well.

The 49ers may have gotten themselves a real steal.

He had a great career at Ball State....but had 2 horrible games to finish off his career....if not for those 2 games and some poor workouts he would have gone much higher.

Just watch some of his games and you can see he has 'it'.

WolfpackGuy
09-02-2009, 12:54 PM
They got a steal if the criteria is "Best QB who doesn't use the laces..."

http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/121962/large_nate-davis.jpg

SouthStndJunkie
09-02-2009, 12:55 PM
My guess is that you have not seen him play all that much.

WolfpackGuy
09-02-2009, 12:58 PM
My guess is that you have not seen him play all that much.

About as much as I've seen Aubrey Huff. ;)
I did see the MAC Championship.
NAWT pretty.

SouthStndJunkie
09-02-2009, 01:04 PM
About as much as I've seen Aubrey Huff. ;)
I did see the MAC Championship.
NAWT pretty.

That was a poor performance by Nate Davis in that game.

He will be starting for the 49ers sooner or later.

Tombstone RJ
09-02-2009, 03:56 PM
Did San Fran get a steal in Nate Davis?

Posted by Mike Florio on September 2, 2009 12:03 PM ET

The obvious import of the 49ers' decision to dump quarterback Damon Huard is that the team believes rookie Nate Davis is ready to play in the NFL.

Coach Mike Singletary raved on Tuesday about the rookie's poise.

"I think Nate came in and he has a composure about him -- sometimes a little too much," Singletary said, per Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. "That clock is ticking and I'm saying, 'Nate, let's go! Let's go!'" [Editor's note: We wonder if that gives Singletary flashbacks to last year's Monday nighter against the Cardinals.]

Saturday, Davis led the Niners on a 91-yard drive in the final two minutes of a preseason game against the Cowboys, delivering the winning touchdown (and, more importantly, helping the teams avoid an overtime period).

There were real questions regarding Davis' abilities prior to the draft, which fueled a slide some believed would last until round seven, or beyond. But the Niners intervened in round five, and there's already a vague sense that, before too long, he'll be the starter.

While Davis did himself no favors with a sssslow time in the 40-yard dash, it's possible that his free fall was influenced by factors unrelated to his ability. Some think that new Ball State coach Stan Parrish's efforts to persuade Davis to stick around for another year might have caused some scouts to conclude that Davis wasn't ready for the NFL.

Although Parrish publicly said all the right things (contrary to Pete Carroll's handling of the Mark Sanchez situation), one source with knowledge of the situation believes that Parrish's efforts to advance his own career might have indirectly caused some teams to conclude that Davis was the product of a Jeff Tedford-style system that churns out successful college quarterbacks who can't adjust to the next level.

Per the source, Parrish backed off on the notion that he was directly responsible Davis' success after getting an angry phone call from Davis' father.

That said, Parrish's online bio still emphasizes the fact that Parrish "tutored" Davis for three years. In contrast, Pete Carroll's bio makes only generic reference to Carson Palmer, the first overall pick in 2003, and Matt Leinart, the tenth pick in 2006. (Carroll's bio doesn't even mention the fifth overall pick in 2009, Mark Sanchez.)

So keep an eye on Davis. Some think he might end up being the steal of the draft.

And stranger things have indeed happened. After all, Tom Brady was picked a round lower than Davis.

Wow, getting amped up over the final few minutes of a preseason game where the boys had their 3rd string defense in...

If Davis is all that, then Brandstater's performance needs another looking at... Davis might be the "steal of the draft"? Why no love for Brandstater?

SouthStndJunkie
09-02-2009, 04:36 PM
Wow, getting amped up over the final few minutes of a preseason game where the boys had their 3rd string defense in...

If Davis is all that, then Brandstater's performance needs another looking at... Davis might be the "steal of the draft"? Why no love for Brandstater?

I am sure the 49ers are excited about Nate Davis based on a lot more than that drive alone.

SouthStndJunkie
09-02-2009, 10:37 PM
Moonshine heading to Nashville?

Posted by Mike Florio on September 2, 2009 5:12 PM ET

Free-agent receiver Matt Jones, ignored for months on the free-agent market, could soon have a new NFL home.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Jones will be working out for the Titans on Thursday.

The Cowboys and the Bears also have expressed an interest in the converted quarterback, who was a first-round draft pick in 2005.

"This is moving quickly," agent Alan Herman said Wednesday, apparently after waking up from a nap that began when Jones was released by the Jaguars on March 16. "We're ready to go and get a deal done, and we're optimistic we will. Matt is in outstanding shape, he's ready to go, and we think Tennessee would be a great fit."

Coincidentally, Titans coach Jeff Fisher recently disputed a report from Schefter that the team had contacted Marvin Harrison. The fact that the Titans are bringing in Jones seems to indicate that, at a minimum, the Titans would have put out a feeler for Harrison.

SouthStndJunkie
09-02-2009, 10:38 PM
I would much rather have Matt Jones than Marvin Harrison.

baja
09-02-2009, 11:09 PM
Matt Jones has "it"

SouthStndJunkie
09-03-2009, 02:50 PM
TAMPA, Fla. -- In a stunning move 10 days before the start of the regular season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have dismissed offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski.

The Bucs announced the move in a statement Thursday morning and said quarterbacks coach Greg Olson will take over as coordinator.

WolfpackGuy
09-03-2009, 02:53 PM
TAMPA, Fla. -- In a stunning move 10 days before the start of the regular season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have dismissed offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski.

The Bucs announced the move in a statement Thursday morning and said quarterbacks coach Greg Olson will take over as coordinator.

Damn, bad year for that guy. He got fired twice!
First by Boston College for interviewing with the Jest.
Now he got canned by the Bucs.

SouthStndJunkie
09-03-2009, 04:35 PM
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Thursday afternoon that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will be eligible to play in the third week of the regular season.

Goodell and Vick had met Thursday morning for 45 to 50 minutes in New Jersey to discuss when Vick might be reinstated. After that, Goodell said, he consulted with Vick's mentor, former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, for another 45 minutes.

SouthStndJunkie
09-04-2009, 01:33 PM
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP)—Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Turk Schonert has been fired after the offense’s dismal performance in the preseason.

The move was announced by coach Dick Jauron on Friday, less than a day after the Bills (1-4) closed their preseason with a 17-6 loss to Detroit.

Quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt will take over as the Bills prepare to open the season at New England on Sept. 14.

Tombstone RJ
09-04-2009, 01:40 PM
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP)—Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Turk Schonert has been fired after the offense’s dismal performance in the preseason.

The move was announced by coach Dick Jauron on Friday, less than a day after the Bills (1-4) closed their preseason with a 17-6 loss to Detroit.

Quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt will take over as the Bills prepare to open the season at New England on Sept. 14.

Dick Jauron is just about worthless. I think he's coached like one successful team in the 5-6 year's he's been a HC with the bears and the bills.

SouthStndJunkie
09-04-2009, 03:39 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was fined $10,000 by the NFL on Friday for his crackback block on Houston defensive back Eugene Wilson in a preseason game.

bap454
09-04-2009, 08:24 PM
Leonard Pope TE of the cards was just waived.... wow. I guess thats why he was playing so late in the game, huh.

SouthStndJunkie
09-05-2009, 11:06 AM
The New York Giants have cut David Tyree, the receiver who cradled a catch against his helmet to prolong a game-winning drive at the end of Super Bowl XLII.

oubronco
09-05-2009, 02:12 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Broncos | L. Jordan may stick with team
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Sat, 05 Sep 2009 11:42:06 -0700

Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post (http://www.orangemane.com/link/184), reports it appears the Denver Broncos (http://www.orangemane.com/team/15/nfl) are going to keep RB LaMont Jordan (http://www.orangemane.com/player/1354/nfl) on the 53-man roster.

Why I have no idea

SouthStndJunkie
09-05-2009, 05:11 PM
I can't believe the Queefs cut safety Bernard Pollard.

TheDave
09-05-2009, 05:13 PM
Leonard Pope TE of the cards was just waived.... wow. I guess thats why he was playing so late in the game, huh.

I remember when everyone was pissed we drafted Scheffler over this guy...

baja
09-05-2009, 05:24 PM
Leonard Pope TE of the cards was just waived.... wow. I guess thats why he was playing so late in the game, huh.

Boy there were a bunch of people here pissed that we didn't take him.

WABronco
09-05-2009, 06:55 PM
Seattle axed Baraka Atkins and Courtney Taylor. Atkins would have to be agile enough to stand up for us to be interested I think, but Taylor is better than Jackson and Lloyd.

broncosteven
09-05-2009, 07:49 PM
I can't believe the Queefs cut safety Bernard Pollard.

Red Knight 2.0 is gone?

SouthStndJunkie
09-05-2009, 08:51 PM
Bucs trade Luke McCown to Jacksonville

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/05/bucs-trade-luke-mccown-to-jacksonville/

Posted by Mike Florio on September 5, 2009 9:58 PM ET

Last year, the decision of Brett Favre to play for the Jets caused the Jets to cut Chad Pennington. Which in turn caused the Dolphins to sign Pennington. Which in turn caused the Dolphins to trade quarterback Josh McCown, who had received a $2.5 million roster bonus as part of a new offseason deal, to the Panthers.

This year, the other McCown brother, Luke, received a $2.5 million signing bonus to stay with the Buccaneers. But after Byron Leftwich acquired as what initially was believed to be a smokescreen to make other teams think the Bucs wouldn't draft Josh Freeman, Leftwich won the starting job, and Freeman is the future.

And so the Bucs didn't need Luke McCown.

As a result, McCown has been traded to the Jaguars for an undisclosed draft pick, the Buccaneers have announced.

The Jaguars were believed to be looking for depth at quarterback, and the Bucs were believed to be wishing/hoping/praying that someone would call them regarding one of their four quarterbacks.

That One Guy
09-05-2009, 09:24 PM
Some interesting names coming across waiver wires:

Terrance Taylor from Michigan... Don't know anything about why
Mike Hart - Always ran hard but he is a small guy
Beau Bell - Another very hyped fella for the Mane
Jack Ike-a-gwon-u (I'll spell it how it sounds) - I don't know if he's recovered yet from that ACL
Brian Brohm - Talk about a free fall since he was once discussed as a number one overall. Maybe our QB master could do something with him?

Anyone else out there jump out?

Oh, and Harrell and Carriker both on IR for the season. Also favorites of the Mane coming out of college.

SouthStndJunkie
09-07-2009, 03:10 PM
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Matthew Stafford won the Lions' quarterback derby. Daunte Culpepper didn't lose the job.

That's what Detroit's new coach, Jim Schwartz, emphasized Monday when he made the No. 1 overall draft pick the starter for Sunday in New Orleans, when the Lions try to win for the first time in 21 months.

SouthStndJunkie
09-07-2009, 05:18 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Quarterback Matt Cassel appeared on Kansas City's practice field Monday for the first time since injuring his left knee on Aug. 29, but his status for Sunday's opener at Baltimore remained unclear.

Cassel, who signed a six-year contract for a guaranteed $28 million, injured his knee on the third play of the third preseason game against Seattle. He was in full uniform Monday and did most of the conditioning drills in the short period the media were permitted to watch. If he does not start at Baltimore, the Chiefs would probably go with Brodie Croyle.

Coach Todd Haley was evasive whether Cassel would play Sunday.

SouthStndJunkie
09-09-2009, 01:58 PM
BEREA, Ohio -- The mystery about Cleveland's starting quarterback has been solved -- sort of.

Browns coach Eric Mangini informed Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson of his decision during a meeting on Tuesday night, and both quarterbacks did their best to keep the secret as the team prepared for Sunday's opener against the Minnesota Vikings.

But by mid-afternoon, word already was starting to leak out. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that according to a league source, Quinn got the nod to start.

SouthStndJunkie
09-09-2009, 02:00 PM
Smart move to start Quinn over Derek Anderson.

oubronco
09-09-2009, 02:25 PM
I've never been impressed with Quinn

oubronco
09-09-2009, 02:28 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">49ers | Dilfer works out with Crabtree
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Wed, 09 Sep 2009 12:05:32 -0700

Matthew Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee, reports former NFL (http://www.orangemane.com/team/77/nfl) QB Trent Dilfer (http://www.orangemane.com/player/1712/nfl) recently worked out with San Francisco 49ers (http://www.orangemane.com/team/32/nfl) first-round draft choice WR Michael Crabtree (http://www.orangemane.com/player/19990/nfl) because Crabtree wanted to work with an actual quarterback and not catch passes from a machine. Dilfer said Crabtree is completely healthy and is in the San Francisco area waiting to sign with the 49ers.

What an asshat he is going to end up assraping himself if that can be done

Beantown Bronco
09-09-2009, 02:41 PM
First time I've ever seen "Trent Dilfer" and "actual quarterback" in the same sentence.

SouthStndJunkie
09-09-2009, 02:47 PM
I've never been impressed with Quinn

The Browns gave up a lot to get him....time to see what he can do.

They already know and have seen Anderson's limitations.

SouthStndJunkie
09-09-2009, 02:48 PM
In my opinion, Quinn is a great fit for the offense McDaniels wants to run.

oubronco
09-09-2009, 03:43 PM
In my opinion, Quinn is a great fit for the offense McDaniels wants to run.

Then they should've traded with Cleveland cause Orton is limited and not the answer

broncosteven
09-09-2009, 07:16 PM
In my opinion, Quinn is a great fit for the offense McDaniels wants to run.

I don't think Quinn is smart enough. He can barely beat out Anderson for the starting job. I don't want him anywhere near our team.

Lets draft our own guy next year.

SouthStndJunkie
09-10-2009, 02:01 PM
I don't think Quinn is smart enough. He can barely beat out Anderson for the starting job. I don't want him anywhere near our team.

Lets draft our own guy next year.

I didn't say we should trade for him....just that he is a good fit for the offense we are going to run.

That said, I would have been cool with trading for him before the draft....not sure why you question his intelligence?

SouthStndJunkie
09-10-2009, 02:02 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4462104

Blacked-out games available online

SouthStndJunkie
09-12-2009, 09:55 PM
Awesome!

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