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SouthStndJunkie
02-11-2010, 09:16 PM
Finally, Pacman gets a workout

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/02/11/finally-pacman-gets-a-workout/

Posted by Mike Florio on February 11, 2010 11:41 PM ET

As it turns out, there are more than one failed first-round pick from the 2005 draft named "Jones" who have gotten a workout after a year out of football.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Bengals kicked the tires of former Titans and Cowboys defensive back Pacman Jones on Thursday.

As previously reported, receiver Matt Jones currently is holding offers from the Titans and the Bengals.

Pacman Jones was the sixth pick in the 2005 draft; Matt Jones went off the board at No. 21.

As one league source explained it, not much should be read into the fact that a guy has gotten a February workout. Even if a player is signed, he'll be one of 80, 27 of whom will be cut before Labor Day.

Still, the Bengals' decision to flirt with Pacman is curious, to say the least. Even though the Bengals recently have taken pride in their willingness to roll out the red carpet for guys who have worn orange jumpsuits, there's a point where the habit becomes ridiculous. (Of course, maybe we're already past it.)

Then there's the question of whether Pacman is even close to being in football shape. In a Twitter entry from February 2, Jones said that he "just got done working out first day in 6 months."

Another Twitter entry that Pacman has since deleted also could raise eyebrows. After ESPN televised an interview of Loleina Tonga, the woman who drove the truck from which the late Chris Henry jumped or fell, Pacman wrote that, essentially, if Henry had been the one driving the truck and Tonga had been the one who jumped or fell out, Henry would be in jail.

Actually, it's hard to disagree with Pacman on that point.

If he really has changed (after all, he has stayed out of trouble for more than a year), we wish him well. And maybe it makes sense for him to honor the memory of Henry, Pacman's friend and West Virginia teammate, by playing for the Bengals.

oubronco
02-12-2010, 07:35 AM
Stupid

SouthStndJunkie
02-12-2010, 01:38 PM
The Miami Dolphins announced Friday that they are terminating the contract of linebacker Joey Porter.

Porter asked to be cut or traded in the past two weeks because he wasn't happy with his playing time last season. Porter was scheduled to make $4.8 million this season.

Porter, who originally signed with the Dolphins as a free agent on March 7, 2007, had 41 tackles, nine sacks and one forced fumble in 14 games last season.

SouthStndJunkie
02-15-2010, 12:57 PM
Darrell Green has still got it

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/02/15/darrell-green-has-still-got-it/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on February 15, 2010 2:41 PM ET

Darrell Green celebrated his fiftieth birthday Monday like only he can.

The Redskins Hall of Famer tweets that he ran a 4.43 forty in Orlando this morning to celebrate the milestone and humiliate prospects getting ready for next week's Scouting Combine.

Okay, he didn't say that last part. But we'd like to send out a hearty PFT happy birthday to Green, a memorable player for all of his 20 NFL seasons.

We fully expect Todd McShay to soon hear "whispers among league sources" about "some unknown Florida kid named Green" rising up draft boards.

SouthStndJunkie
02-16-2010, 10:10 PM
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DBroncos4life
02-17-2010, 03:35 PM
Though some suspected longtime New England Patriots starting guard Stephen Neal was retiring, he is not.

"He's going to be playing," Neal's agent, Neil Cornrich, said in brief comments Wednesday afternoon. "We expect there to be a vibrant free-agent market for his services."

In an offseason in which few starting-caliber offensive linemen will be available, Neal figures to be one of the premium free agents. The Patriots still are interested in retaining his services, but not before Neal at least tests the free-agent market first.

Since joining the Patriots in 2001, Neal has played in 78 games, starting 73 of them. Neal is 33 years old, which is old for a running back, but not a guard. He is one of football's toughest players, having been a national champion amateur wrestler that once defeated WWE champion, and UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

But one of Neal's most impressive feats came last season, when he played with broken ribs that few knew about. It was the latest testament to his toughness and one of the reasons some thought he would retire this offseason. Some thought, at Neal's age, he was finished played.

But Cornrich confirmed Neal is not done, and he intends not only to play next season but to do it at a high level.

Adam Schefter is an NFL reporter for ESPN Insider.

http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nfl/news/story?id=4922580

broncosteven
02-17-2010, 06:03 PM
Though some suspected longtime New England Patriots starting guard Stephen Neal was retiring, he is not.

"He's going to be playing," Neal's agent, Neil Cornrich, said in brief comments Wednesday afternoon. "We expect there to be a vibrant free-agent market for his services."

In an offseason in which few starting-caliber offensive linemen will be available, Neal figures to be one of the premium free agents. The Patriots still are interested in retaining his services, but not before Neal at least tests the free-agent market first.

Since joining the Patriots in 2001, Neal has played in 78 games, starting 73 of them. Neal is 33 years old, which is old for a running back, but not a guard. He is one of football's toughest players, having been a national champion amateur wrestler that once defeated WWE champion, and UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

But one of Neal's most impressive feats came last season, when he played with broken ribs that few knew about. It was the latest testament to his toughness and one of the reasons some thought he would retire this offseason. Some thought, at Neal's age, he was finished played.

But Cornrich confirmed Neal is not done, and he intends not only to play next season but to do it at a high level.

Adam Schefter is an NFL reporter for ESPN Insider.

http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nfl/news/story?id=4922580

Neal would be a nice transplant here. Does he play LG or RG?

DBroncos4life
02-17-2010, 06:15 PM
Neal would be a nice transplant here. Does he play LG or RG?

right

oubronco
02-22-2010, 09:56 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Texans | May not franchise D. Robinson
</TD><TD width="20%">Comment (0) (http://www.orangemane.com/BB/gnews.php?id=628503) http://www.orangemane.com/images/icons/twitter.jpg (http://twitter.com/?status=Per KFFL.com: Texans | May not franchise D. Robinson - http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=628503) http://www.orangemane.com/images/icons/facebook.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=628503)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Mon, 22 Feb 2010 09:26:34 -0800

John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle (http://www.orangemane.com/link/140), reports via Twitter he spoke with Houston Texans (http://www.orangemane.com/team/18/nfl) pending free-agent CB Dunta Robinson (http://www.orangemane.com/player/9830/nfl), who said he has yet to hear anything from the team - a sign the Texans (http://www.orangemane.com/team/18/nfl) have no plans to place the franchise tag on him by the Feb. 25 deadline.

oubronco
02-22-2010, 09:57 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Vikings | Unlikely to keep C. Taylor
</TD><TD width="20%"> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Mon, 22 Feb 2010 07:59:26 -0800

Pro Football Weekly reports the Minnesota Vikings (http://www.orangemane.com/team/23/nfl) appear to be a team that is prepared to move on without pending free-agent RB Chester Taylor (http://www.orangemane.com/player/153/nfl). Although they appreciate Taylor quite a bit and would like to retain him, they know they probably can't afford to keep him at the salary and opportunity he's likely to get elsewhere.

oubronco
02-22-2010, 09:59 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Any interest?


Cardinals | Lutui could get second-round tender

</TD><TD width="20%">Comment (0) (http://www.orangemane.com/BB/gnews.php?id=628422) http://www.orangemane.com/images/icons/twitter.jpg (http://twitter.com/?status=Per KFFL.com: Cardinals | Lutui could get second-round tender - http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=628422) http://www.orangemane.com/images/icons/facebook.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=628422)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:07:30 -0800

Darren Urban (http://www.orangemane.com/link/5), of AZCardinals.com (http://www.orangemane.com/link/202), reports Arizona Cardinals (http://www.orangemane.com/team/6/nfl) impending restricted free-agent OG Taitusi Lutui (http://www.orangemane.com/player/13786/nfl) could receive the second-round tender worth $1.759 million, or the team could give him the lower tender worth $1.176 million. Both tenders would require a team to give up a second-round pick as compensation for signing Lutui.
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<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Cardinals | Watson to get second-round tender
</TD><TD width="20%">Comment (0) (http://www.orangemane.com/BB/gnews.php?id=628421) http://www.orangemane.com/images/icons/twitter.jpg (http://twitter.com/?status=Per KFFL.com: Cardinals | Watson to get second-round tender - http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=628421) http://www.orangemane.com/images/icons/facebook.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=628421)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:07:07 -0800

Darren Urban (http://www.orangemane.com/link/5), of AZCardinals.com (http://www.orangemane.com/link/202), reports Arizona Cardinals (http://www.orangemane.com/team/6/nfl) impending restricted free-agent DT Gabe Watson (http://www.orangemane.com/player/13798/nfl) is expected to receive the second-round tender worth $1.759 million.
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<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Cardinals | B. Patrick to get second-round tender
</TD><TD width="20%">Comment (0) (http://www.orangemane.com/BB/gnews.php?id=628420) http://www.orangemane.com/images/icons/twitter.jpg (http://twitter.com/?status=Per KFFL.com: Cardinals | B. Patrick to get second-round tender - http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=628420) http://www.orangemane.com/images/icons/facebook.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=628420)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:06:54 -0800

Darren Urban (http://www.orangemane.com/link/5), of AZCardinals.com (http://www.orangemane.com/link/202), reports Arizona Cardinals (http://www.orangemane.com/team/6/nfl) impending restricted free-agent TE Ben Patrick (http://www.orangemane.com/player/16273/nfl) is expected to receive the second-round tender worth $1.684 million.
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<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Cardinals | Sendlein to get second-round tender
</TD><TD width="20%">Comment (0) (http://www.orangemane.com/BB/gnews.php?id=628419) http://www.orangemane.com/images/icons/twitter.jpg (http://twitter.com/?status=Per KFFL.com: Cardinals | Sendlein to get second-round tender - http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=628419) http://www.orangemane.com/images/icons/facebook.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=628419)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:06:37 -0800

Darren Urban (http://www.orangemane.com/link/5), of AZCardinals.com (http://www.orangemane.com/link/202), reports Arizona Cardinals (http://www.orangemane.com/team/6/nfl) impending restricted free-agent C Lyle Sendlein (http://www.orangemane.com/player/17050/nfl) is expected to receive the second-round tender worth $1.684 million.
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<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Cardinals | Breaston to get first-round tender
</TD><TD width="20%">Comment (0) (http://www.orangemane.com/BB/gnews.php?id=628418) http://www.orangemane.com/images/icons/twitter.jpg (http://twitter.com/?status=Per KFFL.com: Cardinals | Breaston to get first-round tender - http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=628418) http://www.orangemane.com/images/icons/facebook.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=628418)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:06:03 -0800

Darren Urban (http://www.orangemane.com/link/5), of AZCardinals.com (http://www.orangemane.com/link/202), reports Arizona Cardinals (http://www.orangemane.com/team/6/nfl) impending restricted free-agent WR Steve Breaston (http://www.orangemane.com/player/16336/nfl) is expected to receive the first-round tender worth $2.946 million.

oubronco
02-22-2010, 10:00 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Cardinals | Rolle could get released
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:25:12 -0800

Darren Urban (http://www.orangemane.com/link/5), of AZCardinals.com (http://www.orangemane.com/link/202), speculates Arizona Cardinals (http://www.orangemane.com/team/6/nfl) S Antrel Rolle (http://www.orangemane.com/player/9178/nfl) might be released from the team. Rolle is due a $4 million roster bonus.

oubronco
02-22-2010, 07:43 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Jets | Expected to let M. Douglas hit open market
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Mon, 22 Feb 2010 16:59:20 -0800

Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News (http://www.orangemane.com/link/238), reports the New York Jets (http://www.orangemane.com/team/27/nfl) are expected to let DE Marques Douglas (http://www.orangemane.com/player/130/nfl) hit the open market.

SouthStndJunkie
02-23-2010, 11:19 AM
Eagles will release Brian Westbrook

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/02/23/eagles-will-release-brian-westbrook/

Posted by Mike Florio on February 23, 2010 2:08 PM ET

Though he has indicated a desire to continue playing, the Philadelphia Eagles have announced that they will be releasing veteran running back Brian Westbrook.

"Brian is one of the greatest Eagles of all time and he is even a better person and leader," coach Andy Reid said. "In my mind, there has not been a more versatile running back that the NFL has seen. I had a conversation with Brian this morning to let him know. This is by far the most difficult part of this job. We wanted to make this move now in order to maximize Brian's chances of landing with another NFL team."

Added owner Jeffrey Lurie: "Brian Westbrook is one of the most electric players in the history of this franchise and is certainly also one of the most popular. He was personally one of the my favorite players to watch each and every Sunday and his playmaking abilities, leadership and values will be missed."

"We all know how valuable Brian was as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and he will certainly go down as one of the greatest Eagles of all time," said president Joe Banner. "But what really showed me how special a person Brian is, was watching the way he interacted with my children. That said more to me about Brian than anything else he could have done on the playing field. We will miss him both as a person and as a player."

Westbrook was due to earn a base salary of $7.25 million in 2010.

Interest in him could be limited. Apart from a lengthy history of knee and ankle problems, Westbrook's multiple concussions from the 2009 season make him a risk for repeated problems with respect to one of the hottest-button subjects the league currently faces.

watermock
02-23-2010, 01:09 PM
Kudos to SoCal about Chester Taylor, he's has a good run, hut he's a step slow, much like Denver RBs Backs.,

He would been just as good as NoShoMoreno.


Beavis better get his head out his ass and highlt thnder averone, there isn't anyrhing coming

TonyR
02-23-2010, 01:15 PM
...highlt thnder averone, there isn't anyrhing coming

Am I the only one having trouble here?

oubronco
02-24-2010, 08:52 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Packers | Will reportedly franchise Pickett
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Tue, 23 Feb 2010 17:10:32 -0800

Pete Dougherty (http://www.orangemane.com/link/211), of the Green Bay Press-Gazette (http://www.orangemane.com/link/210), reports the Green Bay Packers (http://www.orangemane.com/team/17/nfl) will designate DL Ryan Pickett (http://www.orangemane.com/player/1747/nfl) as their franchise player if they don't sign him to a contract by Thursday, Feb. 25, according to NFL.com (http://www.orangemane.com/link/156)'s Jason La Canfora.

BroncosSouth
02-24-2010, 08:54 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Packers | Will reportedly franchise Pickett
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Tue, 23 Feb 2010 17:10:32 -0800

Pete Dougherty (http://www.orangemane.com/link/211), of the Green Bay Press-Gazette (http://www.orangemane.com/link/210), reports the Green Bay Packers (http://www.orangemane.com/team/17/nfl) will designate DL Ryan Pickett (http://www.orangemane.com/player/1747/nfl) as their franchise player if they don't sign him to a contract by Thursday, Feb. 25, according to NFL.com (http://www.orangemane.com/link/156)'s Jason La Canfora.

Seems like a lot of DT are being franchised this off-season, would be nice to have a good one locked up, but it's a pretty good group in the draft this year.

oubronco
02-24-2010, 08:56 AM
Yes I believe in building through the draft but if you can pick up a young good player then do it but I'm not a big fan of getting older players unless your a player or two away from contending

Flex Gunmetal
02-24-2010, 09:02 AM
Kudos to SoCal about Chester Taylor, he's has a good run, hut he's a step slow, much like Denver RBs Backs.,

He would been just as good as NoShoMoreno.


Beavis better get his head out his ass and highlt thnder averone, there isn't anyrhing coming

seriously?

SouthStndJunkie
02-25-2010, 04:24 PM
Combine rumor: Boldin will finally get dealt

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/02/25/combine-rumor-boldin-will-finally-get-dealt/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on February 25, 2010 7:11 PM ET

It's always been a career goal of mine to pass along some nebulous "buzz" or "word on the street" that a respectable journalist would be too responsible to write.

My time has come.

The chatter at the Scouting Combine from a few places is that Anquan Boldin will finally get traded this offseason.

The notion isn't much different from what I wrote on the topic Wednesday, but now it's coming from people who know what they are talking about.

The Cardinals held out for a big trade package for Boldin last offseason and never came close to dealing him.

The feeling now is that they will accept less for him for a variety of reasons. Boldin has only one year left on his deal, his body takes the punishment of a running back, and Steve Breaston has proven to be a reliable starter.

While Boldin's health is a question mark, he's only 29 years old and is known as a great locker room leader. Baltimore tops the list of teams that will be interested and Miami also makes sense.

The Cardinals wanted a first and a third-round pick last year. With his trade value down, perhaps a second-round pick and change could seal the deal.

Expect to hear a lot more about Boldin in the build up to April's draft. This time, it should pay off in a trade.

ScottXray
02-25-2010, 05:20 PM
Combine rumor: Boldin will finally get dealt

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/02/25/combine-rumor-boldin-will-finally-get-dealt/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on February 25, 2010 7:11 PM ET

It's always been a career goal of mine to pass along some nebulous "buzz" or "word on the street" that a respectable journalist would be too responsible to write.

My time has come.

The chatter at the Scouting Combine from a few places is that Anquan Boldin will finally get traded this offseason.

The notion isn't much different from what I wrote on the topic Wednesday, but now it's coming from people who know what they are talking about.

The Cardinals held out for a big trade package for Boldin last offseason and never came close to dealing him.

The feeling now is that they will accept less for him for a variety of reasons. Boldin has only one year left on his deal, his body takes the punishment of a running back, and Steve Breaston has proven to be a reliable starter.

While Boldin's health is a question mark, he's only 29 years old and is known as a great locker room leader. Baltimore tops the list of teams that will be interested and Miami also makes sense.

The Cardinals wanted a first and a third-round pick last year. With his trade value down, perhaps a second-round pick and change could seal the deal.

Expect to hear a lot more about Boldin in the build up to April's draft. This time, it should pay off in a trade.this is good for us...BM will not have too many suitors if Boldin is available.

oubronco
03-01-2010, 12:53 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Jets | Jones to be released Friday
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:36:50 -0800

Updating a previous report, Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News (http://www.orangemane.com/link/238), reports the New York Jets (http://www.orangemane.com/team/27/nfl) have announced they will release RB Thomas Jones (http://www.orangemane.com/player/46/nfl) Friday, March 5.

HooptyHoops
03-01-2010, 01:01 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Jets | Jones to be released Friday
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:36:50 -0800

Updating a previous report, Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News (http://www.orangemane.com/link/238), reports the New York Jets (http://www.orangemane.com/team/27/nfl) have announced they will release RB Thomas Jones (http://www.orangemane.com/player/46/nfl) Friday, March 5.

There goes my sleeper RB the the last few years in fantasy. Helped me win the Superbowl each year. Wonder where he'll end up?

oubronco
03-01-2010, 01:02 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Steelers | Not expected to tender offer to Stapleton
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:21:44 -0800

Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers (http://www.orangemane.com/team/30/nfl) are not expected to tender an offer to restricted free-agent OG Darnell Stapleton (http://www.orangemane.com/player/16765/nfl).

any interest?

SouthStndJunkie
03-04-2010, 11:22 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4965809

Realizing risks, Redskins' Samuels quits

SouthStndJunkie
03-06-2010, 01:42 AM
Arizona has taken a few steps back this offseason.

Kurt Warner retires, Anquan Boldin gets traded, Antrel Rolle gets cut, and Karlos Dansby leaves via fee agency.

ZONA
03-06-2010, 01:56 AM
Arizona has taken a few steps back this offseason.

Kurt Warner retires, Anquan Boldin gets traded, Antrel Rolle gets cut, and Karlos Dansby leaves via fee agency.

Even though Warner played at a high level for most of the season, he is getting very old and he's not the most durable QB. He's a concussion away from losing your starting QB and the cap space for the season. Losing Dansby hurts and Rolle was streaky but they are very well coached and I suspect they are going to rebuild early rather then waste several years believing they are a few players away. Something the Broncos should have done along time ago.

SouthStndJunkie
03-06-2010, 02:07 AM
I'm interested to see what Matt Leinart will do when he is given a full season as the starter.

SouthStndJunkie
03-08-2010, 08:27 AM
The Lions are on the verge of acquiring cornerback Chris Houston from the Falcons for a sixth-round pick and a switch of draft positions in the fifth round, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported today. Schefter reported the deal should be complete Monday.

Traveler
03-08-2010, 09:05 AM
The Lions are on the verge of acquiring cornerback Chris Houston from the Falcons for a sixth-round pick and a switch of draft positions in the fifth round, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported today. Schefter reported the deal should be complete Monday.

Houston's problem is the same as Karl Paymah's. He consistently wouldn't get his head turned in time to make plays on the ball.

chrisp
03-08-2010, 09:15 AM
Arizona has taken a few steps back this offseason.

Kurt Warner retires, Anquan Boldin gets traded, Antrel Rolle gets cut, and Karlos Dansby leaves via fee agency.

I think the first one possibly helped trigger some of the others. They're officially into rebuilding mode now as they try to see if they can turn Leinart into anything approaching what Warner was.....

Of course I keep forgetting that no-one needs to worry about the cap any more, but maybe teams are still acting as if there is one on the assumption that no cap is a one-year thing....

SouthStndJunkie
03-08-2010, 05:22 PM
Holmgren acquires Seneca Wallace

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/08/holmgren-acquires-seneca-wallace/

Posted by Mike Florio on March 8, 2010 8:18 PM ET

Though he's likely not the long-term answer at the quarterback position, veteran Seneca Wallace is now a member of the Browns.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Browns have struck a deal with the Seahawks for Wallace, who was drafted in 2003 when Cleveland president Mike Holmgren served as head coach in Seattle.

Other terms of the deal are not yet known.

The move means that one of the two top quarterback on the depth chart from 2009 -- Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson -- undoubtedly will be gone, sooner rather than later. At worst, Wallace will surely be No. 2 on the depth chart.

He also provides an intriguing Wildcat option, especially with Josh Cribbs on the team. Together they could be a Ronnie Brown/Ricky Williams-type combination.

Florida_Bronco
03-08-2010, 05:29 PM
Holmgren acquires Seneca Wallace

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/08/holmgren-acquires-seneca-wallace/

Posted by Mike Florio on March 8, 2010 8:18 PM ET

Though he's likely not the long-term answer at the quarterback position, veteran Seneca Wallace is now a member of the Browns.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Browns have struck a deal with the Seahawks for Wallace, who was drafted in 2003 when Cleveland president Mike Holmgren served as head coach in Seattle.

Other terms of the deal are not yet known.

The move means that one of the two top quarterback on the depth chart from 2009 -- Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson -- undoubtedly will be gone, sooner rather than later. At worst, Wallace will surely be No. 2 on the depth chart.

He also provides an intriguing Wildcat option, especially with Josh Cribbs on the team. Together they could be a Ronnie Brown/Ricky Williams-type combination.

Sweet! This makes it that much more possible to see Quinn here in Denver.

Killericon
03-08-2010, 05:39 PM
Sweet! This makes it that much more possible to see Quinn here in Denver.

...Or Anderson!

/Prepares for rotten fruit to be thrown

DBroncos4life
03-08-2010, 05:50 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/08/colts-dump-starting-guard-ryan-lilja/

Colts dump starting guard Ryan Lilja
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 8, 2010 5:34 PM ET
Colts center Jeff Saturday disagreed with President Bill Polian's suggestion that the team's offensive line struggled in the Super Bowl.

But Polian is the one that makes personnel decisions, and he spoke loud and clear by releasing starting guard Ryan Lilja Monday, according to Alex Marvez of Fox.

Lilja was due a $1.73 million bonus soon, but the move is still surprising. He started every game for the Colts last season and is only 28 years old.

Ultimately, the Colts need better run blockers and Polian decided Lilja was only going to get in the way with a hefty base salary. Polian trusts the team's ability to develop players and he's usually right.

That trust allows Polian to make strong statements in print and on the transaction wire.

SportinOne
03-08-2010, 05:56 PM
Holmgren acquires Seneca Wallace

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/08/holmgren-acquires-seneca-wallace/

Posted by Mike Florio on March 8, 2010 8:18 PM ET

Though he's likely not the long-term answer at the quarterback position, veteran Seneca Wallace is now a member of the Browns.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Browns have struck a deal with the Seahawks for Wallace, who was drafted in 2003 when Cleveland president Mike Holmgren served as head coach in Seattle.

Other terms of the deal are not yet known.

The move means that one of the two top quarterback on the depth chart from 2009 -- Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson -- undoubtedly will be gone, sooner rather than later. At worst, Wallace will surely be No. 2 on the depth chart.

He also provides an intriguing Wildcat option, especially with Josh Cribbs on the team. Together they could be a Ronnie Brown/Ricky Williams-type combination.

Wallace/Cribbs != Brown/Williams

snowspot66
03-08-2010, 06:02 PM
I think the first one possibly helped trigger some of the others. They're officially into rebuilding mode now as they try to see if they can turn Leinart into anything approaching what Warner was.....

Of course I keep forgetting that no-one needs to worry about the cap any more, but maybe teams are still acting as if there is one on the assumption that no cap is a one-year thing....

No way in hell they'll let things go the way of pro baseball. Especially with the way the NHL took care of business and is rebounding.

SouthStndJunkie
03-08-2010, 06:27 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles traded wide receiver Reggie Brown to Tampa Bay for the Buccaneers' sixth-round pick in 2011.

The two sides have been discussing the deal the past few days and consummated it Monday, giving the Buccaneers another veteran wide receiver with free agent Antonio Bryant not expected to return.

The 29-year-old Brown has 177 career receptions and 17 touchdowns.

Brown was selected third in the second round of the 2005 draft after playing four years at the University of Georgia.

DBroncos4life
03-09-2010, 05:09 AM
The Raiders released Greg Ellis and Javon Walker. Ellis is up there in age but I thought he played OK for the Raiders last year. It would be kind of cool to resign Vonnie Holliday and get Greg Ellis pairing the former Tar Heels together again. I think they have one year of pass rushing left in them. I couldn't see Ellis as anything more then a third down pass rushing end for us. I know that is what Jarvis Green is rumored to be for us, but should we not land him Ellis would be a cheap option to fill that role.

dbfan21
03-09-2010, 07:38 AM
The Raiders released Greg Ellis and Javon Walker. Ellis is up there in age but I thought he played OK for the Raiders last year. It would be kind of cool to resign Vonnie Holliday and get Greg Ellis pairing the former Tar Heels together again. I think they have one year of pass rushing left in them. I couldn't see Ellis as anything more then a third down pass rushing end for us. I know that is what Jarvis Green is rumored to be for us, but should we not land him Ellis would be a cheap option to fill that role.


Walker was a disappointment right from the start after signing a $55 million contract that included an $11 million signing bonus two years ago.

He caught 15 passes for 196 yards and one touchdown in two injury-plagued seasons in Oakland, while being paid $14 million.

The Raiders were hoping to have added a No. 1 receiver when they signed Walker. He had 89 catches for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2004 for Green Bay and 69 catches for 1,084 yards and eight scores in 2006 in Denver. He injured his knee in 2007 and never was the same player again.

He was criticized almost from the start in 2008 by former Raiders coach Lane Kiffin for being out of shape in offseason workouts and then was seriously injured in June during a robbery in Las Vegas.

He contemplated retirement in his first training camp before being talked out of it by Raiders owner Al Davis. Walker played eight games his first season in Oakland before being sidelined by a season-ending ankle injury.

He had knee surgery last offseason out of the country without telling the team and barely played in 2009. He appeared in only three games and caught no passes, fumbling on his only punt return chance.

Walker never cracked the lineup despite Oakland's struggles at receiver. The Raiders' corps of wide receivers combined for 95 catches and seven touchdowns.

EPIC FAIL!! :rofl:

SouthStndJunkie
03-09-2010, 08:10 PM
Derek Anderson says "ruthless" Browns fans "don't deserve a winner"

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/09/derek-anderson-says-ruthless-browns-fans-dont-deserve-a-winner/

Posted by Mike Florio on March 9, 2010 10:06 PM ET

Former Browns quarterback Derek Anderson, cut on Tuesday by the team, ripped Cleveland fans via an e-mail sent to Jeff Schudel of the News-Herald.

"The fans are ruthless and don't deserve a winner," Anderson said. "I will never forget getting cheered when I was injured. I know at times I wasn't great. I hope and pray I'm playing when my team comes to town and [we] roll them."

Anderson also said that, after the 2009 season ended, he heard from no one with the organization until learning that he had been cut.

The cheering incident to which Anderson refers occurred in November 2008, when fans reacted happily to the fact that Anderson was on the ground, writhing in pain. As it turned out, he had torn a knee ligament.

The team's quarterback quandary traces to the 2007 season. Rookie Brady Quinn held out in a contract dispute, making Anderson the backup to Charlie Frye in Week One. Frye was benched during the 34-7 loss to the Steelers, and he was traded to Seattle a couple of days later. Anderson took the reins.

It was presumed that Anderson was merely holding the spot until Quinn was ready, which of course meant that Anderson experienced no pressure. Which allowed him to hold the ball a little more loosely and play well. Until the playoffs were on the line and the pressure caused him not to play well.

After the season, the Browns badly misread the situation, re-signing Anderson and making him the starter. Inevitably, he held the ball tighter and looked over his shoulder and ultimately was benched. After Quinn was injured, Anderson returned, only to suffer the knee injury that prompted fans to applaud.

So Phil Savage/Romeo Crennel regime made a huge mess in 2008. Finally, someone is trying to clean it up in a decisive way.

This time around, we can't fault Browns fans for cheering.

bowtown
03-11-2010, 01:58 PM
Gerard Warren is gone

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/raiders/detail?entry_id=58934

<!-- 1 -->The Raiders released nose tackle Gerard Warren, the first player traded from Denver to Oakland since Willie Brown, according to former Raiders exec Michael Lombardi of the National Football Post.
Warren came to the Raiders just before the 2007 season. His departure, first predicted by ESPN's Adam Schefter, clears the way for yet another young player to get more snaps.
Dez Bryant, and not the stud receiver from Oklahoma State. The Raiders' Desmond Bryant was an undrafted rookie out of Harvard who steadily worked his way into the defensive line rotation.
Bryant had 32 tackles -- within three of Warren, an every-game starter, and a forced fumble. Only two rookie tackles had more stops. Raw out of college, the coaching staff loved his high ceiling. He's already been in Alameda this offseason working with new defensive line coach Mike Waufle.
They still need to add depth to the tackle rotation, with William Joseph a free agent and Warren out. But Bryant is very much in the mix for increased playing time.

WolfpackGuy
03-11-2010, 01:59 PM
Gerard Warren is gone


Jeez, their headline made it seem like he died.

SouthStndJunkie
03-19-2010, 01:53 PM
Pacman pulls out of workout

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/19/pacman-pulls-out-of-workout/

Posted by Mike Florio on March 19, 2010 4:28 PM ET

Free-agent cornerback Pacman Jones had planned to work out for any interested scouts on Friday, upon completion of the Tulane Pro Day.

And in a development that would be surprising only if it came from any other player in the history of organized sports, Pacman didn't show up.

According to James Varney (no, he's not the "Vern" guy) of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Jones didn't show -- and no reason for his absence was given.

Jones' agent supposedly arrived in New Orleans as Tulane players were being put through the paces, with Saints assistant coaches and Texans and Chiefs scouts in attendance.

On Thursday, Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reported that Jones would be meeting with the Lions before the workout. So it's possible that the Lions opted to merely sign him to a contract.

It would be surprising only if it came from any other team in the history of organized sports

SouthStndJunkie
03-19-2010, 01:53 PM
That should pretty much be the last chance Pacman has of getting back in the NFL.

SouthStndJunkie
03-19-2010, 02:52 PM
Report: Pacman workout proceeding, after all

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/19/report-pacman-workout-proceeding-after-all/

Posted by Mike Florio on March 19, 2010 5:12 PM ET

Contrary to a report from the New Orleans Times-Picayune that cornerback Pacman Jones failed to show up for his open workout, Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that the session is occurring.

"He's running the 40 right now and just did an interview with the camera crew we have there," La Canfora said via e-mail.

La Canfora also said that five teams are present.

The problem apparently is that Jim Varney of the Times-Picayune believed that the session would occur at the same place where the Tulane Pro Day occurred. It's actually happening at another location.

Hopefully, Varney will be issuing an apology to Vern.

DBroncos4life
03-19-2010, 02:59 PM
Report: Pacman workout proceeding, after all

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/19/report-pacman-workout-proceeding-after-all/

Posted by Mike Florio on March 19, 2010 5:12 PM ET

Contrary to a report from the New Orleans Times-Picayune that cornerback Pacman Jones failed to show up for his open workout, Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that the session is occurring.

"He's running the 40 right now and just did an interview with the camera crew we have there," La Canfora said via e-mail.

La Canfora also said that five teams are present.

The problem apparently is that Jim Varney of the Times-Picayune believed that the session would occur at the same place where the Tulane Pro Day occurred. It's actually happening at another location.

Hopefully, Varney will be issuing an apology to Vern.
This is why I don't care for PFT. It seems like they just run any story.

SouthStndJunkie
03-19-2010, 03:05 PM
This is why I don't care for PFT. It seems like they just run any story.

They jump the gun at times and then have to backtrack.

SouthStndJunkie
03-19-2010, 03:07 PM
Mike Florio somehow parlayed PFT into a pretty sweet gig.

watermock
03-19-2010, 03:08 PM
I'll take him over Fonzie and get the 14 back.

bowtown
03-19-2010, 03:11 PM
I'll take him over Fonzie and get the 14 back.

I was unaware we had traded the 14 to Pacman.

NYBronc
03-23-2010, 08:46 AM
<A HREF="http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d81716e63&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true">

Police: Dolphins' Brown charged with DUI after late-night arrest
</A>


ATLANTA -- Miami Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown, who had been in the suburban Atlanta area to help celebrate his parents' anniversary, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and released from jail a few hours later, officials said Monday.

Brown, 28, was arrested at 4:29 a.m. Saturday, Marietta Police Officer Jennifer Murphy said. Marietta is located about 15 miles northwest of Atlanta.

Brown's mother, Joyce Brown, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Monday that her son was visiting his hometown of Cartersville for her and her husband's 32nd anniversary. She said he had eaten dinner with relatives and then went to a club. She didn't know the name of the club, but the night wasn't part of the anniversary celebration.

She said her son was pulled over for failing to use a turn signal, but she believes he was targeted because he was driving a high-priced car and is black.

» Blog Blitz: Dolphins
Brown's mother said she believes both police and the media unfairly single out football players.

"Just because of who they are, they shouldn't be pinpointed," Brown said. "They're still people, too."

Murphy wouldn't provide details of the arrest, and the AP has filed an open-records request for the information. Officials at the Smyrna City Jail say Brown posted $1,110 bond and was released hours after his arrest. Cartersville is located about 20 miles from Marietta.

Brown's agent, Todd France, didn't immediately return phone and e-mail messages seeking comment. A team spokesman had no comment on the arrest. Brown's mother said her son had an attorney, but she wouldn't give a name.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who is attending the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., said the organization is unhappy about the recent spate of arrests of its players. Cornerback Will Allen was charged with driving under the influence in Miami Beach, and defensive tackle Tony McDaniel was accused of domestic violence at his home in Davie, both last month.

"It certainly doesn't make us happy, and it is a concern," Ross said without specifically talking about Brown. "I think the coaches and (Dolphins football czar) Bill Parcells are disappointed and concerned, and they are addressing it."

Brown's 2009 season ended early with an injury to his right foot. He was the Dolphins' leading rusher at the time and was the key player in their Wildcat formation before being placed on injured reserve Nov. 18.

Brown had 648 yards on 147 carries and eight touchdowns last season before he was injured. He has 4,081 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns in his five-year NFL career.

broncosteven
03-23-2010, 11:26 AM
<A HREF="http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d81716e63&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true">

Police: Dolphins' Brown charged with DUI after late-night arrest
</A>


ATLANTA -- Miami Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown, who had been in the suburban Atlanta area to help celebrate his parents' anniversary, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and released from jail a few hours later, officials said Monday.

Brown, 28, was arrested at 4:29 a.m. Saturday, Marietta Police Officer Jennifer Murphy said. Marietta is located about 15 miles northwest of Atlanta.

Brown's mother, Joyce Brown, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Monday that her son was visiting his hometown of Cartersville for her and her husband's 32nd anniversary. She said he had eaten dinner with relatives and then went to a club. She didn't know the name of the club, but the night wasn't part of the anniversary celebration.

She said her son was pulled over for failing to use a turn signal, but she believes he was targeted because he was driving a high-priced car and is black.

» Blog Blitz: Dolphins
Brown's mother said she believes both police and the media unfairly single out football players.

"Just because of who they are, they shouldn't be pinpointed," Brown said. "They're still people, too."

Murphy wouldn't provide details of the arrest, and the AP has filed an open-records request for the information. Officials at the Smyrna City Jail say Brown posted $1,110 bond and was released hours after his arrest. Cartersville is located about 20 miles from Marietta.

Brown's agent, Todd France, didn't immediately return phone and e-mail messages seeking comment. A team spokesman had no comment on the arrest. Brown's mother said her son had an attorney, but she wouldn't give a name.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who is attending the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., said the organization is unhappy about the recent spate of arrests of its players. Cornerback Will Allen was charged with driving under the influence in Miami Beach, and defensive tackle Tony McDaniel was accused of domestic violence at his home in Davie, both last month.

"It certainly doesn't make us happy, and it is a concern," Ross said without specifically talking about Brown. "I think the coaches and (Dolphins football czar) Bill Parcells are disappointed and concerned, and they are addressing it."

Brown's 2009 season ended early with an injury to his right foot. He was the Dolphins' leading rusher at the time and was the key player in their Wildcat formation before being placed on injured reserve Nov. 18.

Brown had 648 yards on 147 carries and eight touchdowns last season before he was injured. He has 4,081 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns in his five-year NFL career.

There wouldn't have been a problem if he wasn't driving while intoxicated. Maybe she should be more worried about her son driving after partying.

Beantown Bronco
03-24-2010, 10:13 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The New York Jets have scheduled a news conference for noon Thursday at their facility in Florham Park, N.J., for a "major media announcement."

The belief here at the NFL owners meetings is that the Jets will announce they'll be the team featured on this year's edition of "Hard Knocks," the joint venture between HBO and NFL Films that takes viewers inside training camp.

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair told Houston Chronicle writer John McClain their bid to headline the show lost out to another team.

"I think the Jets are going to be on Hard Knocks," McNair said, "but I think they want to work with us about being on another program. So we'll see how it goes."

"Hard Knocks" couldn't have picked a better subject than the Jets, an entertaining team that came one half away from reaching the Super Bowl. Madcap head coach Rex Ryan certainly will be the star.

The Jets also provide several readymade storylines at SUNY Cortland. "Hard Knocks" does its best work when it takes us inside players' and coaches lives. Ryan's struggles with weight loss and his recent lap-band surgery almost certainly will be a subject. New cornerback Antonio Cromartie's paternity issues would be fascinating to explore.

The Jets offer plenty of football angles, too: Hotshot quarterback Mark Sanchez trying to become a franchise quarterback, running back LaDainian Tomlinson trying to reclaim lost glory, receiver Braylon Edwards trying to catch a football, pass-rusher Vernon Gholston trying to get on the field.

"Hard Knocks" debuted with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, when Ryan was on their defensive staff. The show highlighted the Dallas Cowboys in 2002, then vanished until it resumed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007. The Cowboys were featured in 2008 and the Cincinnati Bengals last year.

NYBronc
03-24-2010, 11:27 AM
Schefter: Filed to ESPN: Saints will not match offer sheet that RB Mike Bell signed with Philadelphia. Bell is now an Eagle.

Beantown Bronco
03-24-2010, 11:31 AM
Schefter: Filed to ESPN: Saints will not match offer sheet that RB Mike Bell signed with Philadelphia. Bell is now an Eagle.

And Eagles fans can be heard booing the Saints for not matching.

SouthStndJunkie
03-27-2010, 04:57 PM
Bears' Brown, Seahawks' Sims could trade places

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/27/bears-brown-seahawks-sims-could-trade-places/

Posted by Michael David Smith on March 27, 2010 7:27 PM ET

We've previously noted that the Chicago Bears are shopping defensive end Alex Brown and that the Seattle Seahawks aren't likely to keep restricted free agent guard Rob Sims. Now there's a report that the two could be trading places.

Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune reports, citing an unnamed league source, that Brown could be traded for Sims.

Per Pompei, Sims is not a great fit the zone blocking scheme the new coaching staff in Seattle is installing, but is the kind of lineman new Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice likes. Sims, who started 14 games in Seattle last year, was a fourth-round pick of then-Seahawks General Manager Tim Ruskell in 2006. Ruskell is expected to join the Bears' front office this year.

Brown seems to be the odd man out in Chicago now that the Bears have acquired defensive end Julius Peppers. The Seahawks could use him after trading defensive end Darryl Tapp to the Eagles.

When Tapp was traded, he first signed his tender with the Seahawks and then reached a new deal with the Eagles. A similar arrangement would make sense with Sims and the Bears.

broncosteven
03-28-2010, 11:06 AM
Bears' Brown, Seahawks' Sims could trade places

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/27/bears-brown-seahawks-sims-could-trade-places/

Posted by Michael David Smith on March 27, 2010 7:27 PM ET

We've previously noted that the Chicago Bears are shopping defensive end Alex Brown and that the Seattle Seahawks aren't likely to keep restricted free agent guard Rob Sims. Now there's a report that the two could be trading places.

Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune reports, citing an unnamed league source, that Brown could be traded for Sims.

Per Pompei, Sims is not a great fit the zone blocking scheme the new coaching staff in Seattle is installing, but is the kind of lineman new Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice likes. Sims, who started 14 games in Seattle last year, was a fourth-round pick of then-Seahawks General Manager Tim Ruskell in 2006. Ruskell is expected to join the Bears' front office this year.

Brown seems to be the odd man out in Chicago now that the Bears have acquired defensive end Julius Peppers. The Seahawks could use him after trading defensive end Darryl Tapp to the Eagles.

When Tapp was traded, he first signed his tender with the Seahawks and then reached a new deal with the Eagles. A similar arrangement would make sense with Sims and the Bears.


Simms sounds like a guy who would make a good fit for our Power run game and it would only take a 4th to get him. I heard he has a large cap # though.

Beantown Bronco
03-30-2010, 07:11 AM
This gave me a good laugh this morning. From today's Boston Globe:

Wes Welker hanging out at the Playboy mansion with Ashley Dupre, better known as Eliot Spitzer's high priced escort.

http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/more_names/blog/2010/03/wes_welker_pays_a_house_call_o.html

dbfan21
03-30-2010, 07:32 AM
This gave me a good laugh this morning. From today's Boston Globe:

Wes Welker hanging out at the Playboy mansion with Ashley Dupre, better known as Eliot Spitzer's high priced escort.

http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/more_names/blog/2010/03/wes_welker_pays_a_house_call_o.html

I would be afraid of what I'd do if I were a single, rich athlete hanging out at the Playboy Mansion for a multiple day celebration. :gimme:

Beantown Bronco
03-30-2010, 07:39 AM
I would be afraid of what I'd do if I were a single, rich athlete hanging out at the Playboy Mansion for a multiple day celebration. :gimme:

Investing in penicillin couldn't hurt.

azbroncfan
03-30-2010, 05:08 PM
This gave me a good laugh this morning. From today's Boston Globe:

Wes Welker hanging out at the Playboy mansion with Ashley Dupre, better known as Eliot Spitzer's high priced escort.

http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/more_names/blog/2010/03/wes_welker_pays_a_house_call_o.html

Wouldn't you be doing the same thing if you were single and could get in there? I don't know if Welker is single or not or if it matters to him but good for him nailing some snatch.

broncosteven
03-30-2010, 05:31 PM
Wouldn't you be doing the same thing if you were single and could get in there? I don't know if Welker is single or not or if it matters to him but good for him nailing some snatch.

Maybe he got tired of waiting for Brady's seconds?

Beantown Bronco
03-31-2010, 07:30 AM
Demeco Ryans signs nice 6 year contract extension for $48 mil.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/371156-demeco-ryans-signs-6-year-deal

SouthStndJunkie
04-02-2010, 08:22 AM
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/Eagles_reportedly_close_to_deal_with_Browns.html

Eagles Seem Close to Sending Brown, Gocong to Browns

SouthStndJunkie
04-02-2010, 09:33 AM
The Eagles officially announced they have traded cornerback Sheldon Brown and linebacker Chris Gocong to the Browns for linebacker Alex Hall, a fourth-round pick (No. 105), and a fifth-round pick (No.137) in the 2010 draft.

baja
04-02-2010, 09:41 AM
Browns are making some interesting moves It's going to be very interesting to see how Quinn turns out for us.

SouthStndJunkie
04-02-2010, 09:44 AM
Flozell Adams and Ken Hamline to be released Friday

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/02/flozell-adams-and-ken-hamline-to-be-released-friday/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on April 2, 2010 12:38 PM ET

Flozell the Hotel is closing in Dallas.

Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Cowboys will release the five-time Pro Bowl tackle Friday. Safety Ken Hamlin will also be released, according to Hamlin's Twitter account.

Hamlin made the Pro Bowl team in 2007, but has been a huge disappointment since signing a big contract after that season. His missed tackles and poor angles led to a ton of long touchdowns against the Cowboys.

baja
04-02-2010, 09:48 AM
Wonder if Flozell would be worth a look

SouthStndJunkie
04-02-2010, 01:09 PM
Redskins pick up Willie Parker

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/02/redskins-pick-up-willie-parker/

Posted by Michael David Smith on April 2, 2010 3:14 PM ET

The Washington Redskins are about to add another running back to their already crowded backfield.

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Redskins reached an agreement with free agent running back Willie Parker. According to Schefter, it's a one-year contract with a maximum value of $3.1 million.

The Redskins already had Clinton Portis, and in March they added Larry Johnson. Now they have three running backs who have been among the best in the league in the past, but who appear to have lost a step.

Although Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has suggested that he expects Portis to keep the starting job, Schefter reports that Parker has been told there will be an open competition for the starting job.

Beantown Bronco
04-02-2010, 01:16 PM
Huh. I didn't even realize he was a FA.

SouthStndJunkie
04-03-2010, 09:24 AM
Ricky Williams gives back

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/03/ricky-williams-gives-back/

Posted by Michael David Smith on April 3, 2010 10:16 AM ET

Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams celebrated Good Friday by giving away more than 300 Easter dinners to needy South Florida families, saying his effort was part of a broader realization, toward the end of his NFL career, that he wants to make positive contributions to society off the football field.

"There should be some benefit to us being here, besides entertainment and playing football,'' Williams said. "We all make pretty good money, so I think, especially in hard economic times, we should have more of a presence.''

Williams was joined by volunteers including several of his teammates as well as his new agent, Drew Rosenhaus. As we've previously noted and the Miami Herald points out, the hiring of Rosenhaus was a strong signal that Williams doesn't plan on the 2010 season being his last.

But even as he prepares for a future in football, he's also expanding his focus beyond football.

"I do want to make my presence felt -- more than just on the football field," Williams told the Sun-Sentinel. "I wasn't sure about doing a big production like this, but when I realized how much help I could get by doing it like this, I jumped on it."

Cito Pelon
04-03-2010, 09:58 AM
Cleveland is cleaning house. They have a lot of draft picks.

1 7
2 38
3 71
3 85
3 92
4 105
5 134
5 137
5 146
5 160
6 177
6 186

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/drafttracker?tag=fastFacts.nfl;Draft Tracker

baja
04-03-2010, 10:55 AM
Cleveland is cleaning house. They have a lot of draft picks.

1 7
2 38
3 71
3 85
3 92
4 105
5 134
5 137
5 146
5 160
6 177
6 186

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/drafttracker?tag=fastFacts.nfl;Draft Tracker

Wow that's a lot of players in a good draft. Lot of contracts too.

Chris
04-03-2010, 11:38 AM
Not sure if this was posted but I saw the Panthers jet outside my window landing in Boston last Friday

http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nfl/news/story?id=5050997

SouthStndJunkie
04-05-2010, 10:23 AM
Lions acquire Rob Sims in trade with Seahawks

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/05/lions-acquire-rob-sims-in-trade-with-seahawks/

Posted by Michael David Smith on April 5, 2010 1:05 PM ET

Rob Sims is heading to Detroit.

Sims, a guard who recently signed his restricted free agent tender with the Seahawks, has been traded to the Lions. Adam Schefter first reported the news on Twitter.

The trade is no surprise; the new Seahawks coaching staff had said Sims wasn't in their long-term plans, and we noted yesterday that Sims was likely to be traded to either the Lions or Bears this week.

There's no word yet on what the Lions gave up to acquire Sims.

In 2009 the 26-year-old Sims started 14 games for the Seahawks. In 2010 he's likely to be the starting left guard for the Lions.

SouthStndJunkie
04-05-2010, 01:17 PM
The St. Louis Rams announced Monday that they have released quarterback Marc Bulger.

Cool Breeze
04-07-2010, 02:33 PM
Former Chicago Bears (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=chi) defensive end Alex Brown (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=3632) reached a two-year deal worth $6 million with the New Orleans Saints (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=nor), a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Saints brought Brown in for a visit on Tuesday.
Brown will be 31 in June and has played eight seasons for Chicago. His six sacks last season ranked second on the team.

The rich get richer...

Cool Breeze
04-07-2010, 02:34 PM
The St. Louis Rams (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=stl) have signed veteran linebacker Na'il Diggs (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2229).
The terms of the deal, announced Wednesday, were not disclosed.
Diggs has made 127 career starts for the Green Bay Packers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=gnb) and Carolina Panthers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=car), with whom he spent the past four seasons. The 31-year-old linebacker started 11 games for the Panthers last season and led the Packers in tackles from 2002-04.
The former Ohio State star, a fourth-round selection of Green Bay in 2000, also has 11˝ sacks and five interceptions in his career.

SouthStndJunkie
04-07-2010, 03:31 PM
Former Chicago Bears (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=chi) defensive end Alex Brown (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=3632) reached a two-year deal worth $6 million with the New Orleans Saints (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=nor), a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Saints brought Brown in for a visit on Tuesday.
Brown will be 31 in June and has played eight seasons for Chicago. His six sacks last season ranked second on the team.

The rich get richer...

Good solid signing for New Orleans....if Denver still ran the 4-3, I would have really wanted to see him sign with us.

SouthStndJunkie
04-08-2010, 06:12 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Fireman-Ed-calls-Jason-Taylor-a-meathead.html

Fireman Ed calls Jason Taylor a meathead

Every time I see or hear about that twat (Fireman Ed), I think about how me and my bud almost goaded him into a fight walking outside the stadium after the Jets/Broncos AFC Championship Game. He looked like he was ready to cry after the game. He is a douchebag who deserved all the **** we were blowing him.

bowtown
04-08-2010, 06:34 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Fireman-Ed-calls-Jason-Taylor-a-meathead.html

Fireman Ed calls Jason Taylor a meathead

Every time I see or hear about that twat (Fireman Ed), I think about how me and my bud almost goaded him into a fight walking outside the stadium after the Jets/Broncos AFC Championship Game. He looked like he was ready to cry after the game. He is a douchebag who deserved all the **** we were blowing him.

Yeah, I was at the Broncos/Jets game last year in the Meadowlands. It was a cold and wet day, and before the game started they were showing him all over the jumbotron, jumping up and down. Well i was seated not too far away from him, and he didn't even make it to the end of the 3rd Quarter before slinking away with his tail between his legs. Pretty hardcore, Jackass.

broncosteven
04-08-2010, 11:03 AM
Yeah, I was at the Broncos/Jets game last year in the Meadowlands. It was a cold and wet day, and before the game started they were showing him all over the jumbotron, jumping up and down. Well i was seated not too far away from him, and he didn't even make it to the end of the 3rd Quarter before slinking away with his tail between his legs. Pretty hardcore, Jackass.

I thought he used the excuse that he has some illness/disablity. If you want to go to the game and bail, fine but if your going to cheerlead do it all 4 quarters.

SouthStndJunkie
04-10-2010, 10:08 AM
Sources: Santonio Holmes facing four-game suspension

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/10/sources-santonio-holmes-facing-four-game-suspension/

Posted by Mike Florio on April 10, 2010 11:24 AM ET

Late Friday afternoon brought good news for the Pittsburgh Steelers, with the report from ESPN that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger won't be charged with sexual assault in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Now for the bad news.

Multiple sources have advised us that receiver Santonio Holmes is facing a four-game suspension under the league's substance-abuse policy. It's presently unknown whether Holmes tested positive for a prohibited substance or committed some other violation of the policy, such as missing a required test. It's our current understanding that the internal NFL appeals process has not been finalized.

Under the substance-abuse policy, a four-game suspension comes after multiple violations. The fact that Holmes, the MVP of Super Bowl XLIII, is facing a four-game suspension means that Holmes previously has paid a fine in the amount of three seventeenths of his base salary (i.e., three game checks).

Though we're not aware of the specific identity of the substance involved, Holmes has a history with marijuana. In 2008, he was cited for marijuana possession, prompting the Steelers to suspend him for one game with pay. Recently, he posted on Twitter a message indicating an intention to "wake n bake," slang for smoking marijuana upon getting out of bed.

Holmes also has recently been accused of throwing a drink in the face of a woman at an Orlando nightclub. The alleged victim has both sued Holmes and pursued criminal liability, after indicating on the scene that she did not want to press charges. His lawyer has denied the accusations, recently claiming that a witness has signed a sworn statement taking responsibility for throwing the drink. The suspension Holmes faces arose independently of this alleged incident.

oubronco
04-10-2010, 10:20 AM
Idiot

Cool Breeze
04-12-2010, 02:53 PM
Steelers re-sign DE Eason to one-year deal

<!-- end /production/story/credit_line_format.comp -->The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed defensive end Nick Eason to a one-year contract on Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.
The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder will be entering his fourth year with the Steelers after originally inking a deal with the club as an unrestricted free agent in April, 2007. Prior to joining the Steelers, Eason spent 2003 with Denver and the following three campaigns with Cleveland.
Eason has played in 69 career games -- nine starts -- and has recorded 92 tackles, including three sacks



Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/12/1575850/steelers-re-sign-de-eason-to-one.html#ixzz0kvR2Y2uI (http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/12/1575850/steelers-re-sign-de-eason-to-one.html#ixzz0kvR2Y2uI)

Cool Breeze
04-15-2010, 03:14 PM
Kyle Boller returns to the Bay Area (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/15/kyle-boller-returns-to-the-bay-area/)

Posted by Mike Florio on April 15, 2010 5:34 PM ET
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/assets_c/2010/04/kyle_boller_rams_ap_marciojosesanchez2-thumb-250x178-9535.jpg (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/kyle_boller_rams_ap_marciojosesanchez2.jpg)Quarter back Kyle Boller, who parlayed his stint at Cal-Berkeley into a ride up the draft board and, eventually, a disappointing career as a starting NFL quarterback, has returned to the Bay Area.

The Raiders have announced, via Twitter, that they have signed Boller.

He does not yet appear on the team's web site, either on the transactions page or on the roster.

Boller spent the 2009 season with the Rams, after spending 2008 on injured reserve with the Ravens. In all, Boller was in Baltimore for six years. He started 42 games over five seasons, including all 16 in 2004.

In Oakland, he'll presumably compete with JaMarcus Russell (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=NFL&id=4154) and Bruce Gradkowski (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=NFL&id=3634) for the starting job. Boller's final year in Baltimore was also Raiders offensive coordinator Hue Jackson's first of two years with the Ravens.

Tombstone RJ
04-15-2010, 08:03 PM
Steelers re-sign DE Eason to one-year deal

<!-- end /production/story/credit_line_format.comp -->The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed defensive end Nick Eason to a one-year contract on Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.
The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder will be entering his fourth year with the Steelers after originally inking a deal with the club as an unrestricted free agent in April, 2007. Prior to joining the Steelers, Eason spent 2003 with Denver and the following three campaigns with Cleveland.
Eason has played in 69 career games -- nine starts -- and has recorded 92 tackles, including three sacks



Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/12/1575850/steelers-re-sign-de-eason-to-one.html#ixzz0kvR2Y2uI (http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/12/1575850/steelers-re-sign-de-eason-to-one.html#ixzz0kvR2Y2uI)


Nick Eason, another Shanahan draft pick. Wow, he sucked.

Cool Breeze
04-16-2010, 07:51 AM
The Raiders' addition of (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2010/04/oakland-raiders-sign-qb-kyle-boller/1) Kyle Boller on Thursday came after an injury to one of their incumbent QBs.
Agent Ralph Cindrich confirmed to the AP, after PFT had reported (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/15/bruce-gradkowski-tears-pectoral-muscle/), that QB Bruce Gradkowski tore a pectoral muscle lifting weights.
Gradkowski, who is going to compete with JaMarcus Russell for the starting job in camp, is going to have surgery. Cindrich told the AP that Gradkowski will likely be healed before training camp starts. -- Sean Leahy

Tombstone RJ
04-16-2010, 08:31 AM
Anyone else hear the rumor that Cleveland and St. Louis are talking about a trade for the #1 pick?. Why Cleveland would do this is beyond me. Of course, Mike Holmgren is their GM so who knows what the heck he's thinking....

Cool Breeze
04-16-2010, 10:17 AM
Ted ginn just traded to 49ers for a late-round pick in this year's draft! http://myloc.me/64NgJ (http://myloc.me/64NgJ) 19 minutes ago (http://twitter.com/Jay_Glazer/status/12293509133) via UberTwitter (http://ubertwitter.com/)

Cool Breeze
04-17-2010, 10:27 AM
Seahawks welcome WR Williamses back to NFL

By GREGG BELL (AP) – 16 hours ago
SEATTLE — Pete Carroll wasn't kidding when he promised to bring guys in from everywhere, with all kinds of backgrounds, to compete for jobs with the Seattle Seahawks.
Friday, the coach brought aboard wide receivers Mike Williams and Reggie Williams, both former first-round draft picks by other teams who then flopped out of the league. The big wide receivers signed free-agent contracts less than 24 hours after they finished three-day tryouts in Carroll's first Seahawks minicamp.
The 6-foot-5 Mike Williams is the former No. 10 overall draft choice of the Detroit Lions who ballooned to 270 pounds and has been out of the league for two years. He played for Carroll at Southern California through 2003.
He visited USC and his old coach for a pick-me-up in October, before he started working with a personal trainer to get ready for this chance.
"It's like riding a bike — except the bike is a little rusty right now," he said of playing for the first time since Tennessee released him in the early months of 2008.
Reggie Williams, at 6-4, is the former ninth overall pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars from nearby Tacoma and the University of Washington. He is serving two years of probation stemming from a cocaine possession charge. He has been out of the league for a year.
He says Carroll has already proven to be the same exciting, motivating guy who recruited him out of Lakes High School years ago.
"It's just a gift from God that I'm allowed the second opportunity to play the game that I love, especially in my hometown," he said.
It could become a gift to three-time Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.
Seattle's previous regimes under Mike Holmgren and the one-year run of Jim Mora last season preferred smaller receivers such as Darrell Jackson, Bobby Engram and Deion Branch.
Carroll? For his wide receivers, bigger is better.
"If you look back at our past we love big guys and have had a lot of success with them," Carroll said. "We haven't changed our attitude on that at all."
Both Williamses have plenty of work to do to compete in training camp for playing time. They just got Seattle's playbook on Monday. And playing shape will remain an issue for a while. Mike Williams said that before he began training in October he was doing "nothing, nothing important, nothing I can remember."
Yet their size makes them enticing options for a team that wants to throw the ball downfield more under Carroll's new offense.
"I would say each of them would admit they have a ways to go, but I think they are heading in the right direction — personally and professionally," Seahawks general manager John Schneider said.
Mike Williams was drafted ahead of DeMarcus Ware, Shawne Merriman and Aaron Rodgers early in 2005. But the fed-up Lions dumped him after just 37 catches and 1 1/2 seasons. The Raiders got rid of him after just seven games in 2007. The Titans did the same thing later that season. He played just two games for them.
"I've really embraced every aspect of this — from even just having my name on the back of a jersey," Williams said. "This is definitely a great opportunity. I appreciate the Seahawks, obviously."
Reggie Williams is also 26. Considered a flop after Jacksonville didn't resign him beyond his rookie contract following the 2008 season, he missed all of '09 while in legal trouble.
Last May, he was sentenced to two years of probation for cocaine possession. In that case, an off-duty police officer in Houston used a Taser to subdue him after he allegedly refused to leave a bar.
He's since gotten engaged. He has a son nearly 5 months old, Rush.
"I became a better person, a better man, because of those mistakes," he said Thursday, before he learned he had a contract. "I'm just glad I have the opportunity to be out here and playing. It means everything for me and from my family."
Seattle also signed cornerback Kennard Cox, guard Mitch Erickson and fullback Ryan Powdrell. All were among the 17 free agents who got tryouts in the minicamp.

Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel! They should have traded for BM!

DenverBrit
04-17-2010, 11:23 AM
Seahawks welcome WR Williamses back to NFL

By GREGG BELL (AP) – 16 hours ago
SEATTLE — Pete Carroll wasn't kidding when he promised to bring guys in from everywhere, with all kinds of backgrounds, to compete for jobs with the Seattle Seahawks.
Friday, the coach brought aboard wide receivers Mike Williams and Reggie Williams, both former first-round draft picks by other teams who then flopped out of the league. The big wide receivers signed free-agent contracts less than 24 hours after they finished three-day tryouts in Carroll's first Seahawks minicamp.
The 6-foot-5 Mike Williams is the former No. 10 overall draft choice of the Detroit Lions who ballooned to 270 pounds and has been out of the league for two years. He played for Carroll at Southern California through 2003.
He visited USC and his old coach for a pick-me-up in October, before he started working with a personal trainer to get ready for this chance.
"It's like riding a bike — except the bike is a little rusty right now," he said of playing for the first time since Tennessee released him in the early months of 2008.
Reggie Williams, at 6-4, is the former ninth overall pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars from nearby Tacoma and the University of Washington. He is serving two years of probation stemming from a cocaine possession charge. He has been out of the league for a year.
He says Carroll has already proven to be the same exciting, motivating guy who recruited him out of Lakes High School years ago.
"It's just a gift from God that I'm allowed the second opportunity to play the game that I love, especially in my hometown," he said.
It could become a gift to three-time Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.
Seattle's previous regimes under Mike Holmgren and the one-year run of Jim Mora last season preferred smaller receivers such as Darrell Jackson, Bobby Engram and Deion Branch.
Carroll? For his wide receivers, bigger is better.
"If you look back at our past we love big guys and have had a lot of success with them," Carroll said. "We haven't changed our attitude on that at all."
Both Williamses have plenty of work to do to compete in training camp for playing time. They just got Seattle's playbook on Monday. And playing shape will remain an issue for a while. Mike Williams said that before he began training in October he was doing "nothing, nothing important, nothing I can remember."
Yet their size makes them enticing options for a team that wants to throw the ball downfield more under Carroll's new offense.
"I would say each of them would admit they have a ways to go, but I think they are heading in the right direction — personally and professionally," Seahawks general manager John Schneider said.
Mike Williams was drafted ahead of DeMarcus Ware, Shawne Merriman and Aaron Rodgers early in 2005. But the fed-up Lions dumped him after just 37 catches and 1 1/2 seasons. The Raiders got rid of him after just seven games in 2007. The Titans did the same thing later that season. He played just two games for them.
"I've really embraced every aspect of this — from even just having my name on the back of a jersey," Williams said. "This is definitely a great opportunity. I appreciate the Seahawks, obviously."
Reggie Williams is also 26. Considered a flop after Jacksonville didn't resign him beyond his rookie contract following the 2008 season, he missed all of '09 while in legal trouble.
Last May, he was sentenced to two years of probation for cocaine possession. In that case, an off-duty police officer in Houston used a Taser to subdue him after he allegedly refused to leave a bar.
He's since gotten engaged. He has a son nearly 5 months old, Rush.
"I became a better person, a better man, because of those mistakes," he said Thursday, before he learned he had a contract. "I'm just glad I have the opportunity to be out here and playing. It means everything for me and from my family."
Seattle also signed cornerback Kennard Cox, guard Mitch Erickson and fullback Ryan Powdrell. All were among the 17 free agents who got tryouts in the minicamp.

Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel! They should have traded for BM!

They made a huge mistake by not stepping up to the plate and taking a chance with Marshall.

If a cocaine conviction and a cop having to taser Williams is ok, then BM would have been a better risk and a huge talent upgrade.

baja
04-17-2010, 11:47 AM
Reunited with Pete Carroll for small money = good move by Pete. I always wondered if the current Pete Carroll coaching style would translate into the NFL, we will see.

s0phr0syne
04-20-2010, 08:56 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/DMN-Our-first-look-at-the-schedule.html

Cowboys Shopping DE Marcus Spears, S Pat Watkins, LB Bobby Carpenter, G Cory Procter, WR Sam Hurd

Jets Shopping G Alan Foneco, DE Shaun Ellis, OLB Bryan Thomas


Looks like McD was totally ahead of the curve. Although, actually all the aforementioned players are not as good as they once were or turned out not to be as good as advertised. Still, market is now getting flooded with some names.

Durango
04-20-2010, 09:23 AM
Reunited with Pete Carroll for small money = good move by Pete. I always wondered if the current Pete Carroll coaching style would translate into the NFL, we will see.

For whatever it's worth, Carroll wasn't THAT bad the first time around. He got screwed by NY and was ok in New England. He was a rah rah kind of guy which reminded me of the problems I remember reading that John Ralston had in Denver 35 years ago. Maybe he has a more confident and mature approach to the game after his success at USC. I would bet that he does well.

SouthStndJunkie
04-20-2010, 12:03 PM
Torry Holt heading to New England

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/20/torry-holt-heading-to-new-england/

Posted by Michael David Smith on April 20, 2010 1:52 PM ET

The New England Patriots are about to add a veteran wide receiver.

Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com tweets that Torry Holt will be signing with the Patriots.

In 2009 Holt played in 15 games for the Jaguars, starting 12 and catching 51 passes for 722 yards.

Holt, who will turn 34 in June, played his first 10 seasons with the St. Louis Rams and said early in the offseason that he wanted to be reunited with his old Rams coach and current Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz. But the Bears never showed much interest, and now Holt is heading to New England.

Rohirrim
04-20-2010, 12:09 PM
New England has become the Love Boat of old WRs. Ha!

baja
04-20-2010, 12:11 PM
I have to admit I love NEs trade & draft moves glad Josh cut his teeth there

baja
04-20-2010, 12:13 PM
New England has become the Love Boat of old WRs. Ha!

Well they don't pay 50 million to troubled young men that can't catch over their shoulder

Dagmar
04-20-2010, 12:16 PM
Adam_Schefter

Rams traded former first-round pick Adam Carricker to Redskins. Still awaiting word on what the Rams get in return.


Adam Schefter Adam_Schefter

Filed to ESPN: Jason Taylor has agreed to become a New York Jet.

.

Dagmar
04-20-2010, 02:43 PM
Adam_Schefter

Filed to ESPN: Pittsburgh just traded a seventh-round pick for former Buccaneers QB Byron Leftwich. .

Cool Breeze
04-27-2010, 02:08 PM
Panthers, Bears complete deal for Harris<CITE class=source>


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The Bears (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=chi) and Carolina Panthers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=car) completed a trade that sends safety Chris Harris (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=8595) to Chicago for linebacker Jamar Williams (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9706), the team confirmed.
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For Harris, it is a return to the place his NFL career started, and he fills a need in the Bears' secondary.
"It's great," Harris said on "The Afternoon Saloon" on ESPN 1000. "The tradition Chicago has is second to none. It's an organization that's been around since the beginning. To play for a team with that tradition feels good.
"It felt great to hold up that George Halas trophy in '07 after we beat the Saints [for the NFC title], so I'm hoping we could take it step further and hold up the Lombardi Trophy."
Williams is a restricted free agent who hasn't been able to crack the starting lineup because of Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=4526).
Harris' contract was restructured in the deal, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. It was trimmed by a year and now ends after the 2011 season. It's worth $3.5 million with a $500,000 roster bonus due on March 5, 2011.
Williams is signed for the 2010 season only.
Harris recently informed linebacker Brian Urlacher (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2140) that he was on his way back to Chicago, according to a team source.
The Bears told Williams on Tuesday that he will be dealt, according to the source, and that he wouldn't be needed at team facilities for voluntary workouts.
Harris will be reunited with former Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=3530), whom the Bears signed in the offseason.
"I think he'll be a great impact," Harris said. "He's an excellent edge rusher. That's one thing he brings is constant pressure."
After two seasons with the Bears, Harris was traded to Carolina in 2007. Harris has made 338 career tackles to go with 10 interceptions, including five in the past three seasons.
A sixth-round pick of the Bears in 2005, Harris likely will be paired as a starting safety with this year's third-round pick, Major Wright (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=13307).
A fourth-year veteran, Williams recently signed a one-year, restricted free-agent tender, which opened the door for the trade. Williams spent his entire career with the Bears as a reserve, but started in two games last season, and finished the year with 49 tackles and two pass breakups.

http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=5139992

Cool Breeze
05-05-2010, 10:31 AM
The Chiefs signed WR David Grimes on Tuesday, who competed in the Chiefs rookie camp this past weekend

http://www.kcchiefs.com/assets/images/imported/KC/photos/article-images/grimes_250_5_4_10.jpg <META name=ProgId content=Word.Document><META name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 12"><META name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 12"><LINK rel=File-List href="file:///C:\Users\joshl.KC\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\ 01\clip_filelist.xml"><LINK rel=themeData href="file:///C:\Users\joshl.KC\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\ 01\clip_themedata.thmx"><LINK rel=colorSchemeMapping href="file:///C:\Users\joshl.KC\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\ 01\clip_colorschememapping.xml"><STYLE>#flash-video-c { VISIBILITY: hidden}</STYLE>The Chiefs worked out eight players this past weekend on a tryout basis at the club's annual rookie mini-camp. Of those eight, head coach Todd Haley indicated that two or three of the hopefuls had a chance at landing a contract for the start of OTAs on May 17<SUP>th</SUP>. On Tuesday afternoon, the Chiefs extended one of those tryout players an invite.

David Grimes, a former Notre Dame wide receiver under Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, has been added to Kansas City’s roster. Though he was a weekend tryout invite, Grimes does not qualify as a rookie. He actually entered the league in 2009 as an undrafted free agent with Denver, but was released prior to the start of the regular season. Since Grimes does not have an accrued season of NFL experience, he was eligible to participate in the Chiefs rookie camp.

At5-9, 183, Grimes has both receiving and return experience. He caught 90 passes for 900 yards with seven TDs during his career at Notre Dame and also returned 36 kickoffs for 852 yards.

Grimes represents the first tryout player from this past weekend to sign a contract with the Chiefs.
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/article-2/Insider-Blog-Tryout-Player-Earns-Contract/e7f4af4a-aad5-4f35-9c98-4fabfd3fad34

PRBronco
05-05-2010, 10:36 AM
So how come no one's signed John Henderson?

SouthStndJunkie
06-09-2010, 04:10 PM
Panthers' Thomas Davis suffers torn ACL

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/06/09/panthers-thomas-davis-suffers-torn-acl/

Posted by Michael David Smith on June 9, 2010 6:56 PM ET

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis suffered a torn ACL during organized team activities and is expected to miss the entire 2010 season.

The injury is to the ACL in his right knee, which he also tore in November. He said today that he'll have surgery again to repair the ligament again.

Davis was a restricted free agent who signed his one-year, $3.268 million tender offer on Tuesday.

Davis suffered the injury while backpedaling during individual drills. Reporters on the scene said he simply fell over and clutched his knee without being touched.

Paladin
06-09-2010, 04:23 PM
That's why you don't do OTAs without a contract, even if it is the tender. Otherwise, don't go.....

oubronco
06-09-2010, 06:19 PM
Davis was a restricted free agent who signed his one-year, $3.268 million tender offer on Tuesday

Does this mean he gets paid his 3.2 mil

oubronco
06-20-2010, 01:14 PM
Raiders fans welcome JaMarcus Russell back to Oakland

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on June 20, 2010 8:54 AM ET

JaMarcus Russell made a surprise appearance at a boxing match Saturday in Oakland. And here's the shocking part: he showed up two-thirds into the fight.

Just JaMarcus being JaMarcus.

Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune writes that Russell arrived wearing a University of Alabama hat and jacket, with sunglasses on. (Either he was hoping not to be noticed or he's wants to piss off the one fanbase that still loves him.)

Raiders fans warmly greeted Russell with rising boos as he found his seat. Someone in a Rolondo McClain jersey asked the quarterback for money back for season tickets. The boos rained down again when Russell left the arena, although one forgiving man gave the former No. 1 pick a hug.

If only Russell showed as much courage in the pocket as he did choosing his Saturday night entertainment

:spit:

Ugly Duck
06-20-2010, 08:28 PM
[B]
Raiders fans warmly greeted Russell with rising boos as he found his seat.

Guy that was there said the crowd chanted, "You suck! You suck!" Jamarcus ignored most of it, but did yell something about having more money than they do.

cutthemdown
06-20-2010, 09:16 PM
So how come no one's signed John Henderson?

I heard Oakland did

Killericon
06-20-2010, 09:37 PM
I heard Oakland did

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=John+Henderson

Cito Pelon
06-21-2010, 09:20 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100620/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_saints_redskins_trade

Saints T Brown signs tender, shipped to Redskins ..Sat Jun 19, 8:51 pm ET

METAIRIE, La. – The New Orleans Saints traded two-time Pro Bowl tackle Jammal Brown to the Washington Redskins on Saturday in a complex deal involving draft picks.

In exchange for Brown, who missed last season with a hip injury and sports hernia, the Redskins will give the Saints a selection in either the third or fourth round of next year's draft, depending on which of those two picks ends up being sent to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Donovan McNabb trade.

The Redskins will also receive a yet-to-be-determined pick from the Saints in the lower rounds of the 2011 draft. In addition, Washington will send a 2012 sixth-round pick to New Orleans if Brown meets certain incentives.

Brown, a restricted free agent, signed his $3.62 million tender offer before the trade. He had skipped the Saints' voluntary workouts this offseason because he was unhappy with the tender, along with the fact that he might have to compete with Jermon Bushrod to regain his starting job.

Brown, 29, was the No. 13 overall selection in the 2005 draft from Oklahoma. The 6-foot-6, 313-pounder was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2006 and 2008 seasons.

He started 58 games for the Saints in five seasons before the injuries sidelined him last year. Bushrod, nicknamed "Big Neck," started 15 games in place of Brown during the 2009 regular season, when the Saints allowed only 20 sacks, fourth-fewest in the NFL.

The 6-foot-4, 325-pound Bushrod was a fourth-round choice in the 2007 draft from Towson. He did not play a regular-season snap on the offensive line during his first two seasons.

Brown could be the solution at right tackle for the Redskins, who are rebuilding the line under new coach Mike Shanahan after last year's 4-12 season.

Washington took Trent Williams of Oklahoma with the No. 4 overall pick in April's draft to replace retired six-time Pro Bowl left tackle Chris Samuels. Artis Hicks has worked with the first-string unit at right tackle during the offseason, but he could move to right guard to make room for Brown.

Cito Pelon
06-21-2010, 09:22 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100619/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_raiders_seymour

DL Seymour signs $12.4M franchise tag with Raiders..

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer Josh Dubow, Ap Sports Writer – Sat Jun 19, 3:40 pm ET

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Defensive lineman Richard Seymour signed his $12.4 million exclusive franchise tag tender with the Oakland Raiders on Saturday.

The move means all of the Raiders' veterans are under contract for next season. The team announced the signing on its website, adding that the process of signing rookies would begin soon.

By placing the tag on Seymour in February, the Raiders guaranteed Seymour a salary for next season of at least $12.398 million, which was the average salary earned last year by the five highest-paid defensive ends in the league.

Seymour, 31, was not allowed to negotiate with other teams so it was inevitable that he would return to the Raiders. Coach Tom Cable said the sides had been working on a long-term deal during the offseason but Seymour signed the one-year deal instead.

Because Seymour was not under contract, he missed Oakland's entire offseason program. He will rejoin the team when training camp starts in Napa on July 28.

The Raiders acquired Seymour just before the start of last season by sending a 2011 first-round pick to New England. He was paid about $3.7 million last season.

Seymour was a stalwart in New England after being drafted sixth overall in 2001. He played on three Super Bowl winners with the Patriots, recording 39 career sacks and being selected to the Pro Bowl for five straight seasons beginning in 2002.

Seymour made an impressive debut just days after arriving in Oakland, recording two sacks in a season-opening loss to San Diego. But Seymour had only two more sacks in the final 15 games and was unable to solve the Raiders' run defense woes.

The Raiders finished the season 5-11, their NFL-worst seventh straight season with at least 11 losses. Oakland finished 29th in run defense at 155.5 yards per game.

The Raiders have made some key moves to upgrade the run defense this offseason. They used their first two draft picks on middle linebacker Rolando McClain and defensive end Lamarr Houston. They also traded for linebacker Kamerion Wimbley and signed two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle John Henderson earlier this month.

bronco militia
06-21-2010, 09:23 AM
Raiders fans welcome JaMarcus Russell back to Oakland

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on June 20, 2010 8:54 AM ET JaMarcus Russell made a surprise appearance at a boxing match Saturday in Oakland. And here's the shocking part: he showed up two-thirds into the fight.

Just JaMarcus being JaMarcus.

Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune writes that Russell arrived wearing a University of Alabama hat and jacket, with sunglasses on. (Either he was hoping not to be noticed or he's wants to piss off the one fanbase that still loves him.)

Raiders fans warmly greeted Russell with rising boos as he found his seat. Someone in a Rolondo McClain jersey asked the quarterback for money back for season tickets. The boos rained down again when Russell left the arena, although one forgiving man gave the former No. 1 pick a hug.

If only Russell showed as much courage in the pocket as he did choosing his Saturday night entertainment.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/06/20/raiders-fans-welcome-jamarcus-russell-back-to-oakland/

bronco militia
06-21-2010, 10:12 AM
Steve Smith breaks arm again, tried to keep it quiet

Posted by Mike Florio on June 21, 2010 12:39 PM ET
The injury woes in Carolina continue. Not long ago, linebacker Thomas Davis tore an ACL during offseason workouts.

Now, receiver Steve Smith has broken his arm while playing flag football in a North Carolina adult league. Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report it; we have since confirmed it.

We're told that the break occurred in the same arm he broke late in the 2009 season. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Smith already has had surgery on the arm, and that he'll miss the beginning of camp.

It happened, we're told, as Smith tried to deflect a pass. His arm struck another player, and he instantly knew he had been injured. He also called together his flag football teammates and urged them to not say anything to anyone about the injury.

So much for that.

While Schefter characterizes the injury as having occurred at Smith's "football camp," we're told that it actually happened in the championship game of an adult flag football league in which Smith and other NFL players had participated for the entire duration of the league's season. Also taking part, we're told, were Panthers receiver Kenny Moore and former Panthers quarterback Josh McCown.

More to come on this one.

UPDATE: The Panthers have officially confirmed the injury.

bowtown
06-21-2010, 10:34 AM
Steve Smith breaks arm again, tried to keep it quiet

Posted by Mike Florio on June 21, 2010 12:39 PM ET
The injury woes in Carolina continue. Not long ago, linebacker Thomas Davis tore an ACL during offseason workouts.

Now, receiver Steve Smith has broken his arm while playing flag football in a North Carolina adult league. Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report it; we have since confirmed it.

We're told that the break occurred in the same arm he broke late in the 2009 season. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Smith already has had surgery on the arm, and that he'll miss the beginning of camp.

It happened, we're told, as Smith tried to deflect a pass. His arm struck another player, and he instantly knew he had been injured. He also called together his flag football teammates and urged them to not say anything to anyone about the injury.

So much for that.

While Schefter characterizes the injury as having occurred at Smith's "football camp," we're told that it actually happened in the championship game of an adult flag football league in which Smith and other NFL players had participated for the entire duration of the league's season. Also taking part, we're told, were Panthers receiver Kenny Moore and former Panthers quarterback Josh McCown.

More to come on this one.

UPDATE: The Panthers have officially confirmed the injury.

I'd be really pissed off if I showed up to my adult flag football league game one Sunday and Steve Smith, Kenny Moore, and Josh McCown were lined up across from me.

SouthStndJunkie
06-28-2010, 04:45 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers may have been dealt another big blow to what's already been a trying offseason.

Starting offensive tackle Willie Colon suffered a torn Achilles, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

crush17
06-29-2010, 12:15 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5339757

Cedric Benson arrested for assault.

dbfan21
06-29-2010, 12:39 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5339757

Cedric Benson arrested for assault.

This guy is a loser. Even when he gets a second chance and starts to make the most of it, he can't even get out of his own way. :clown:

WABronco
06-29-2010, 05:46 PM
I like how this whole Vick party-shooting thing is such a non-issue. Like, "Oh ya, he left before it all went down."

LULZ

YA NO BIG DEAL HIS PARTNER IN CRIME GOT CAPPED, IT WAS PROBABLY JUST SOME GIRL SCOUTS.

Anyways, ya I hope he goes down, since there's a story out that he's lying about his timeline.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/06/29/restaurant-owner-video-shows-vick-leaving-three-minutes-before-shooting/

broncosteven
06-29-2010, 07:14 PM
This guy is a loser. Even when he gets a second chance and starts to make the most of it, he can't even get out of his own way. :clown:

He knows that Curtis Enis is holding a 3rd shift job for him at the garage door company in Ohio.

Chris
06-29-2010, 07:20 PM
Not akili smith?

broncocalijohn
06-29-2010, 08:33 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5339757

Cedric Benson arrested for assault.

Isnt he a Bengal? I guess they are back as the prison team.

Smiling Assassin27
06-30-2010, 10:52 AM
This should make any parent sick.

Ex-QB's son, 2, dies in hot tub incident

Updated Jun 30, 2010 1:37 PM ET

The 2-year-old son of former NFL star quarterback Randall Cunningham has died in what authorities on Wednesday called an apparent backyard hot tub accident.

The Clark County coroner's office identified the child as Christian Cunningham, and said the cause of death was pending.

Las Vegas police Officer Marcus Martin, a department spokesman, said the death appeared to have been an accidental drowning, but authorities were still investigating.

Cunningham, 47, is an ordained minister and pastor of a church six blocks off Las Vegas Boulevard that he runs with his wife, Felicity. Christian Cunningham was the youngest of their four children.

A message left for the couple at the church was not immediately returned. Cunningham was out of town Tuesday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which first reported the boy's death.

Martin said police were called late Tuesday afternoon to Cunningham's home in southeast Las Vegas after an adult at the house with several other children found the boy in the hot tub and began trying to resuscitate him.

The child was pronounced dead less than an hour later at St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena campus in nearby Henderson, Nev.

Cunningham, a fleet-footed quarterback, played for 16 years in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens. He was a Pro Bowl pick four times. He also starred at UNLV.

Cunningham retired in 2002 as the career leader in rushing yards among NFL quarterbacks with 4,928. The Eagles last year added him to the team's honor roll.

Cunningham returned to UNLV and earned his bachelor's degree in 2004 in leisure studies. He said at the time he wanted to set a good example for his children.

Beantown Bronco
06-30-2010, 11:05 AM
That sucks. Gotta watch kids around that age like a hawk....especially around pools, tubs, etc.

Having said that, 47 years old with a 2 year old? Wow. No way in hell would I want to sign up for that job.

broncosteven
06-30-2010, 11:31 AM
I watch my 2 year old like a hawk in the bath let alone around a hot tub or pool.

Sorry for his loss, that is tough, it is hard to keep tabs on kids but someone hosed up.

oubronco
06-30-2010, 07:38 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Lions | No longer interested in Albert Haynesworth

</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Wed, 30 Jun 2010 12:59:40 -0400
The Detroit Lions (http://www.orangemane.com/team/16/nfl) are no longer interested in Washington Redskins (http://www.orangemane.com/team/37/nfl) DT Albert Haynesworth (http://www.orangemane.com/player/1855/nfl) because they are worried about what kind of influence Haynesworth would be on DT Ndamukong Suh (http://www.orangemane.com/player/22273/nfl), a source told NFL (http://www.orangemane.com/team/77/nfl) Network's Jason La Canfora.


Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0sOVxAZi8


Must really suck when the crappiest team doesn't want you

oubronco
06-30-2010, 07:44 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Eagles | Michael Vick left three minutes before shooting
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Wed, 30 Jun 2010 08:15:39 -0400

The lawyer for Philadelphia Eagles (http://www.orangemane.com/team/29/nfl) QB Michael Vick (http://www.orangemane.com/player/96/nfl) said his client was "long gone" before a shooting took place near a Virginia Beach restaurant that hosted his 30th birthday party. However, a partner of the restaurant said the owners have turned over video surveillance that shows Vick leaving just three minutes before shots were fired, according to the Daily Press of Newport News. Allen Fabijan, a spokesman for the Guadalajara restaurant, said the video shows Vick "and his entourage" driving away from the restaurant at 2:07 a.m. ET Friday, June 25. "You can see everybody duck at 2:10," Fabijan told the newspaper. "I'm not saying that Michael Vick (http://www.orangemane.com/player/96/nfl) did the shooting. But he did not leave (long) before" the shooting.


Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0sOWr86p5


UH OH

uplink
07-01-2010, 08:07 PM
sweetness wildcat 1984

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broncosteven
07-01-2010, 08:51 PM
sweetness wildcat 1984

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Shanny ran a direct snap to portis which went for a TD vs KFC out of a wing formation.

It has been done before.

Hell they are even running it on Friday night lights now.

uplink
07-01-2010, 10:12 PM
Shanny ran a direct snap to portis which went for a TD vs KFC out of a wing formation.

It has been done before.

Hell they are even running it on Friday night lights now.

Yeah I know, just thought it was nice to see Walter do it.

TheReverend
07-01-2010, 10:40 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Eagles | Michael Vick left three minutes before shooting
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Wed, 30 Jun 2010 08:15:39 -0400

The lawyer for Philadelphia Eagles (http://www.orangemane.com/team/29/nfl) QB Michael Vick (http://www.orangemane.com/player/96/nfl) said his client was "long gone" before a shooting took place near a Virginia Beach restaurant that hosted his 30th birthday party. However, a partner of the restaurant said the owners have turned over video surveillance that shows Vick leaving just three minutes before shots were fired, according to the Daily Press of Newport News. Allen Fabijan, a spokesman for the Guadalajara restaurant, said the video shows Vick "and his entourage" driving away from the restaurant at 2:07 a.m. ET Friday, June 25. "You can see everybody duck at 2:10," Fabijan told the newspaper. "I'm not saying that Michael Vick (http://www.orangemane.com/player/96/nfl) did the shooting. But he did not leave (long) before" the shooting.


Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0sOWr86p5


UH OH


Wow... you'd think this snippet of info would be bigger news. Gooddell's largest failing, imo, is letting that pile of **** back into the NFL.

cmhargrove
07-02-2010, 02:57 PM
NFLRumorCentral

The #Broncos are still in the mix to sign LT Flozell Adams: http://es.pn/amAk5v
about 1 hour ago via web

http://twitter.com/NFLRumorCentral

SouthStndJunkie
07-02-2010, 03:09 PM
UPDATE: Don't count the Denver Broncos out of the Flozell Adams sweepstakes just yet. Hunter Ansley of FOXSportsSouthwest.com wrote that the Broncos are "still very much in the mix" for Adams' services and that coach Josh McDaniels, who is looking to improve the team's line, "may view the 6-7 340-pounder as a red zone panacea."

If the Broncos and Steelers go head-to-head in their attempts to sign Adams, the tackle's price tag could rise.

Naggle Nole
07-02-2010, 03:28 PM
If we wind up having to pay $6 million for one season of The Turnstile I think I will be sick
Once again, thank you Ryan Clady's patellar tendon :nono:

Cito Pelon
07-05-2010, 07:45 AM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/sns-ap-fbn-lions-bly,0,5706673.story

DETROIT (AP) — Former Pro Bowl cornerback Dre' Bly is returning to Detroit.

The Lions said Friday that the unrestricted free agent has signed a two-year deal. Additional terms weren't released.

Bly spent four seasons in Detroit after signing as an unrestricted free agent in 2003. He made the Pro Bowl after the 2003 and 2004 seasons before he was traded to Denver following the 2006-07 season for two players and a draft pick.

He was released by the Broncos in February 2009 and played 16 games last year with San Francisco, starting six. Bly made 26 solo tackles for the 49ers, along with a sack and three interceptions.

Detroit also released cornerback Paul Pratt.

Cito Pelon
07-05-2010, 07:49 AM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/sns-ap-fbn-eagles-vick,0,395965.story

Person familiar with team's thinking says Eagles might release quarterback Michael Vick

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A person familiar with the team's thinking says the Philadelphia Eagles are strongly considering releasing Michael Vick.

The person says the team might cut Vick no matter what police conclude during their investigation of a shooting that followed the quarterback's birthday celebration in Virginia Beach last week. The person spoke to The Associated Press early Saturday on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

The Eagles issued a statement Saturday saying "any report or speculation that suggests the Eagles are considering releasing Vick are not true. We will continue to gather information and monitor the situation and we will not have any further comment until that process is complete."

Vick has said he had nothing to do with the shooting. He also said he reported the incident to the Eagles and to the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell told the former Atlanta Falcons star after reinstating him last season that his margin for error was "extremely limited."

Vick is entering his second season with the Eagles and is due to earn $5.2 million. A three-time Pro Bowl pick, Vick is Kevin Kolb's backup and the most experienced quarterback on the roster following the trade of Donovan McNabb.

The Eagles were heavily criticized by animal rights activists and fans for signing Vick last summer less than a month after he finished serving 18 months in federal prison for his role in a dogfighting operation.

Team owner Jeffrey Lurie called Vick's actions "horrific" and "despicable." He said he did serious "soul-searching" before agreeing to sign him.

Vick was a model citizen off the field and in the locker room during his first season with the Eagles. He was popular among his teammates, who voted him winner of the Ed Block Courage Award.

But this latest incident could end up costing Vick his job, even if he's exonerated of any wrongdoing.

Vick was expected to play a major role in Philadelphia's offense running the wildcat formation. Instead, he was used sparingly. Vick completed 6 of 13 passes for 86 yards and one touchdown and ran for 95 yards and two scores. He tossed a 76-yard TD pass in a 34-14 loss to Dallas in the playoffs.

Cito Pelon
07-05-2010, 07:54 AM
Rams sign 8 of 11 draft picks
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ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Rams have signed eight of their 2010 draft picks and can now turn their attention to the big one: No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford.

The Rams said Monday they have signed all but three of the players chosen in the April draft: Bradford, offensive tackle Rodger Saffold and tight end Fendi Onobun.

Those signing contracts were receiver Mardy Gilyard, linebacker Josh Hull, cornerbacks Jerome Murphy and Marquis Johnson, defensive ends Hall Davis, Eugene Sims and George Selvie, and tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (ho-OH'-man-oh-man-OO-ee).

TonyR
07-05-2010, 05:24 PM
Mike Shanahan has made the Redskins older
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 5, 2010 1:23 PM ET

Don't call it a rebuilding project.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and trusty sidekick G.M. Bruce Allen built the 2010 Washington Redskins to compete now, and develop players later. That's what happens when you have one draft pick out of the top 100 selections.

CSNWashington blogger Rich Tandler notes that Shanahan took the league's oldest roster and made it even older. Using an admittedly unscientific roster projection by beat writer Ryan O'Halloran, Washington's average age should roughly climb half a year more than last season's 28-year-old average.

Out of 24 new players on the projected roster, 13 additions will be over 30 years old in Week One. The average age of projected starters climbed more than the reserves.

What does all this mean? Well, not much in the standings. Three of the four oldest teams in football last year (New Orleans, Arizona, New England) won their divisions.

But feel free to argue with anyone that says the Redskins are "building" towards the future more than any other team. The rest of the NFC East teams remain younger and posses more quality young core players.

One offseason can only change so much.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/05/mike-shanahan-has-made-the-redskins-older/

TonyR
07-05-2010, 05:26 PM
Another example of Tom Brady's discontent with the Patriots
Posted by Mike Florio on July 5, 2010 4:05 PM ET

On the surface, neither the Patriots nor quarterback Tom Brady have given any credence to the notion that the relationship between team and player isn't as rosy as it used to be. Those in the know know that it isn't, as Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports pointed out last month.

Brady wants a new deal, the team has invoked the uncertain status of the labor deal to justify delay, and as Albert Breer of the Boston Globe recently observed it all points to the likely use of the franchise tag on Brady come 2011, if there's a franchise tag in 2011. Or a football season.

In the interim, Brady stayed away from this year's offseason workouts at an eyebrow-raising rate.

One point of frustration, we're told, comes from the manner in which the team has used Brady's willingness to take less than top dollar in the past as a tool for leveraging others in the organization (players and non-players alike) to do the same. As we hear it, Brady never intended his decision to provide the franchise with a blueprint for squeezing his colleagues.

And so, possibly for that very reason, all indications are that Brady wants top dollar this time around -- especially since he saw Peyton Manning take top dollar with a salary cap in place, which didn't keep the Colts from contending on a regular basis.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/05/another-example-of-tom-bradys-discontent-with-the-patriots/

oubronco
07-08-2010, 07:49 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Jaguars | Reggie Hayward released
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Wed, 07 Jul 2010 21:39:33 -0400
The Jacksonville Jaguars (http://www.orangemane.com/team/20/nfl) have released DE Reggie Hayward (http://www.orangemane.com/player/573/nfl), reports Vito Stellino, of The Florida Times-Union (http://www.orangemane.com/link/10). With six defensive ends on roster, the team made the calculated risk to release him.


Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0t6Ptqk6B

Kaylore
07-08-2010, 08:16 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Jaguars | Reggie Hayward released
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Wed, 07 Jul 2010 21:39:33 -0400
The Jacksonville Jaguars (http://www.orangemane.com/team/20/nfl) have released DE Reggie Hayward (http://www.orangemane.com/player/573/nfl), reports Vito Stellino, of The Florida Times-Union (http://www.orangemane.com/link/10). With six defensive ends on roster, the team made the calculated risk to release him.


Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0t6Ptqk6B

Wow. He was overpaid but they front-loaded his contract and with no cap to take a hit on, this was much easier. You're welcome, Hayward. The Broncos got you that contract.

Flex Gunmetal
07-08-2010, 08:36 AM
Another example of Tom Brady's discontent with the Patriots
Posted by Mike Florio on July 5, 2010 4:05 PM ET

On the surface, neither the Patriots nor quarterback Tom Brady have given any credence to the notion that the relationship between team and player isn't as rosy as it used to be. Those in the know know that it isn't, as Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports pointed out last month.

Brady wants a new deal, the team has invoked the uncertain status of the labor deal to justify delay, and as Albert Breer of the Boston Globe recently observed it all points to the likely use of the franchise tag on Brady come 2011, if there's a franchise tag in 2011. Or a football season.

In the interim, Brady stayed away from this year's offseason workouts at an eyebrow-raising rate.

One point of frustration, we're told, comes from the manner in which the team has used Brady's willingness to take less than top dollar in the past as a tool for leveraging others in the organization (players and non-players alike) to do the same. As we hear it, Brady never intended his decision to provide the franchise with a blueprint for squeezing his colleagues.

And so, possibly for that very reason, all indications are that Brady wants top dollar this time around -- especially since he saw Peyton Manning take top dollar with a salary cap in place, which didn't keep the Colts from contending on a regular basis.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/05/another-example-of-tom-bradys-discontent-with-the-patriots/



Hmmm. I honestly wonder what kind of success he would have anywhere but NE.

azbroncfan
07-08-2010, 10:20 AM
Wow. He was overpaid but they front-loaded his contract and with no cap to take a hit on, this was much easier. You're welcome, Hayward. The Broncos got you that contract.

Yeah they paid a lot for 15.5 sacks over 5 years. I wasn't too upset when Denver let him go now Bertrand Berry I hated to see leave but at least he had a good career post Denver.

oubronco
07-17-2010, 06:42 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Rams | Sam Bradford likely to sign richest deal in NFL history
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Sat, 17 Jul 2010 07:44:47 -0400

The St. Louis Rams (http://www.orangemane.com/team/34/nfl) and rookie QB Sam Bradford (http://www.orangemane.com/player/22072/nfl)'s reps are expected to lay the groundwork for what will be the richest contract in NFL (http://www.orangemane.com/team/77/nfl) history, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The guaranteed money in the deal is expected to be between $45 million and $50 million, according to a league source.


Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0tzgmRG36


WOW!!! Ridiculous

broncosteven
07-17-2010, 06:59 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Rams | Sam Bradford likely to sign richest deal in NFL history
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Sat, 17 Jul 2010 07:44:47 -0400

The St. Louis Rams (http://www.orangemane.com/team/34/nfl) and rookie QB Sam Bradford (http://www.orangemane.com/player/22072/nfl)'s reps are expected to lay the groundwork for what will be the richest contract in NFL (http://www.orangemane.com/team/77/nfl) history, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The guaranteed money in the deal is expected to be between $45 million and $50 million, according to a league source.


Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0tzgmRG36


WOW!!! Ridiculous


Didn't Ryan Leaf also hold that title at one time?

Rookie contracts need to be addressed with the next CBA

Killericon
07-17-2010, 08:36 PM
Didn't Ryan Leaf also hold that title at one time?

Rookie contracts need to be addressed with the next CBA

There is exactly one thing that the NBA does better than any other pro sports league, and it's rookie contracts.

baja
07-17-2010, 08:43 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Rams | Sam Bradford likely to sign richest deal in NFL history
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Sat, 17 Jul 2010 07:44:47 -0400

The St. Louis Rams (http://www.orangemane.com/team/34/nfl) and rookie QB Sam Bradford (http://www.orangemane.com/player/22072/nfl)'s reps are expected to lay the groundwork for what will be the richest contract in NFL (http://www.orangemane.com/team/77/nfl) history, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The guaranteed money in the deal is expected to be between $45 million and $50 million, according to a league source.


Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0tzgmRG36


WOW!!! Ridiculous


That is bad for everyone except Sam Bradford.

Beantown Bronco
07-18-2010, 05:46 AM
That is bad for everyone except Sam Bradford.

His agent disagrees. :contract:

The #2-#___ and their agents probably disagree too.

baja
07-18-2010, 07:38 AM
His agent disagrees. :contract:

The #2-#___ and their agents probably disagree too.

Maybe in the short term but if this is left unchecked it will distroy the league and I think the owners and vets understand this. How long will fans pay 20 dollars for a hot dog to support these salaries?

Tombstone RJ
07-18-2010, 11:41 AM
It's all on the Rams, not on Bradford and his agent. It's really simple, if you pay Bradford that money then its you (the franchise) who are setting market value. The Rams suck and suck bad, I'd tell Bradford that it's no biggie if he sits out because it will only effect his future. The Rams have a vet QB who can step in and play right now. Sure, the team would like Bradford to start immediately but that is on him to get into camp.

SouthStndJunkie
07-18-2010, 11:50 AM
Maybe in the short term but if this is left unchecked it will distroy the league and I think the owners and vets understand this. How long will fans pay 20 dollars for a hot dog to support these salaries?

The new collective bargaining agreement will address the issue of escalating rookie salaries. This is probably the last draft class where you will see outrageous money paid to high draft picks. The NFL will probably adopt something similar to the NBA's slotted rookie pay scale. The NFL veterans will be willing to concede this point in negotiations with the owners.

SouthStndJunkie
07-18-2010, 11:56 AM
However....you are not going to see the actual salary cap shrink much, if at all.

Don't fool yourself on the $20 dollar hot dog to 'support these salaries'. The owners claim they are not making much money, but they are all unwilling to open their books for everyone to see. They are making money hand over fist....the NFL has never been more popular despite a decline in attendance in some stadiums....people simply have more ways to watch their team these days.

The owners are in a battle with the players over the % of revenue that should go to the players, which determines the salary cap. Everyone outside of the high rookie draft picks deserve what they are making. The players will budge on that, but not much else.

Cito Pelon
07-19-2010, 08:39 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Rams | Sam Bradford likely to sign richest deal in NFL history
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
Sat, 17 Jul 2010 07:44:47 -0400

The St. Louis Rams (http://www.orangemane.com/team/34/nfl) and rookie QB Sam Bradford (http://www.orangemane.com/player/22072/nfl)'s reps are expected to lay the groundwork for what will be the richest contract in NFL (http://www.orangemane.com/team/77/nfl) history, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The guaranteed money in the deal is expected to be between $45 million and $50 million, according to a league source.


Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0tzgmRG36


WOW!!! Ridiculous


Well, this is apparently gonna be a big issue in the current CBA negotiations.

Hopefully the two sides get creative in the bargaining and each side is willing to give a little to get a little. Hopefully neither side thinks they're gonna hit a home run by being inflexible. The expiring CBA was an example of both sides being flexible and working together to keep the league going without a stoppage, although neither side was totally happy with it.

We'll see what happens. The object to me is to keep going without a stoppage, both sides will eventually win in that event. But you never know how stubborn and irrational people can get over $$$$$$$$.

Cito Pelon
07-19-2010, 08:46 AM
The new collective bargaining agreement will address the issue of escalating rookie salaries. This is probably the last draft class where you will see outrageous money paid to high draft picks. The NFL will probably adopt something similar to the NBA's slotted rookie pay scale. The NFL veterans will be willing to concede this point in negotiations with the owners.

I hope both sides are that rational.

oubronco
07-19-2010, 10:30 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Chiefs | Eddie Kennison signs
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
Mon, 19 Jul 2010 08:14:27 -0400

The Kansas City Chiefs (http://www.orangemane.com/team/21/nfl) signed free-agent WR Eddie Kennison (http://www.orangemane.com/player/1006/nfl) (Rams), the team announced Monday, July 19. Kennison will subsequently retire as a member of the Chiefs.


Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0u9O5v3cT

And Ian Gold says

http://denver.rockymountainnews.com/art/slides/broncos/2005/092605chiefs/8.jpg

dbfan21
07-19-2010, 10:37 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Chiefs | Eddie Kennison signs
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
Mon, 19 Jul 2010 08:14:27 -0400

The Kansas City Chiefs (http://www.orangemane.com/team/21/nfl) signed free-agent WR Eddie Kennison (http://www.orangemane.com/player/1006/nfl) (Rams), the team announced Monday, July 19. Kennison will subsequently retire as a member of the Chiefs.


Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0u9O5v3cT

And Ian Gold says

http://denver.rockymountainnews.com/art/slides/broncos/2005/092605chiefs/8.jpg


Love that picture!! Ha!

dbfan21
07-19-2010, 10:41 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5392159

lorida and NCAA officials are investigating a potential rules violation that allegedly occurred last December involving former Gators football standout Maurkice Pouncey, sources said.


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:-*

Naggle Nole
07-19-2010, 02:23 PM
Oh wow, another major college football program that has been recently successful is accused of cheating?
How surprising :yep:
How many arrests and bad press clippings does this make for the Goaters in the last few years?

SouthStndJunkie
07-22-2010, 04:31 PM
Dez Bryant deal is done

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/22/dez-bryant-deal-is-done/

Posted by Mike Florio on July 22, 2010 6:47 PM ET

The Dallas Cowboys have announced that receiver Dez Bryant has agreed to terms.

And, yes, the e-mail from the Cowboys came through just as we were posting the blurb about the strong indications that the deal is done.

As a result, agent Eugene Parker represented the last guy to sign in 2009 (receiver Michael Cratbree), and he represented the first guy to sign in 2010.

SouthStndJunkie
07-22-2010, 04:32 PM
Dez is the first of the 1st round picks to sign.

Smart move by Dez not to hold out....gets his career started off without any controversy.

SouthStndJunkie
07-22-2010, 04:34 PM
Browns sign Colt McCoy

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/22/browns-sign-colt-mccoy/

Posted by Evan Silva on July 22, 2010 5:46 PM ET

ESPN's James Walker reports that the Browns have agreed to a four-year rookie deal with third-round pick Colt McCoy. McCoy received the "quarterback premium," so he'll be eligible for as much as $5 million over the contract's life. The No. 85 overall pick usually receives about $3.3 million.

Hercules Rockefeller
07-22-2010, 07:43 PM
Dez Bryant deal is done

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/22/dez-bryant-deal-is-done/

Posted by Mike Florio on July 22, 2010 6:47 PM ET

The Dallas Cowboys have announced that receiver Dez Bryant has agreed to terms.

And, yes, the e-mail from the Cowboys came through just as we were posting the blurb about the strong indications that the deal is done.

As a result, agent Eugene Parker represented the last guy to sign in 2009 (receiver Michael Cratbree), and he represented the first guy to sign in 2010.

Should hopefully help with Thomas' deal, and won't do a ton for Tebow since there will always be a QB premium built in.

Beantown Bronco
07-22-2010, 08:13 PM
Dez Bryant deal is done

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/22/dez-bryant-deal-is-done/

Posted by Mike Florio on July 22, 2010 6:47 PM ET

The Dallas Cowboys have announced that receiver Dez Bryant has agreed to terms.

And, yes, the e-mail from the Cowboys came through just as we were posting the blurb about the strong indications that the deal is done.

As a result, agent Eugene Parker represented the last guy to sign in 2009 (receiver Michael Cratbree), and he represented the first guy to sign in 2010.

What were the Vegas odds against this happening? Unreal. I would've lost my shirt betting against him being the first, that's for sure.

baja
07-22-2010, 08:35 PM
Someone with a bent nose called in his loan

SouthStndJunkie
07-22-2010, 08:50 PM
It's time for the annual, "Who will be the last draft pick to sign?" question.

SouthStndJunkie
07-22-2010, 08:58 PM
I'll guess that the 7th overall pick of the Browns: Joe Haden, CB, Florida is the last draft pick signed.

Darrius Heyward-Bey was drafted 7th overall last year and got an outlandish contract, which may delay Haden's deal from getting done.

SouthStndJunkie
07-24-2010, 02:21 PM
Keith Bulluck picks Giants over Cardinals

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/24/keith-bulluck-picks-giants-over-cardinals/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 24, 2010 4:53 PM ET

Keith Bulluck is coming home.

Adam Schein of FOX reports and PFT has confirmed that the longtime Titans linebacker and New York native has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the New York Giants. Bulluck can make up $2.5 million this season.

The deal came together after Bulluck worked out for the Giants last week and "blew them away" because he looked so good only seven months removed from ACL surgery.

The Cardinals also made a late push to sign Bulluck after Gerald Hayes' recent surgery, but the lure of New York was too difficult for Bulluck to avoid. Bulluck was All State at Clarkstown High School in nearby New City

Bulluck played on the weak side in Tennessee; that's where Michael Boley lines up in New York. Clint Sintim plays on the strong side and middle linebacker is wide open.

The Giants may be looking for Bulluck to help fill a leadership void in New York, while slowly working into the mix as he recovers from surgery.

Cito Pelon
07-24-2010, 03:52 PM
Browns sign Colt McCoy

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/22/browns-sign-colt-mccoy/

Posted by Evan Silva on July 22, 2010 5:46 PM ET

ESPN's James Walker reports that the Browns have agreed to a four-year rookie deal with third-round pick Colt McCoy. McCoy received the "quarterback premium," so he'll be eligible for as much as $5 million over the contract's life. The No. 85 overall pick usually receives about $3.3 million.

Whoo boy, I heard this guy is supposed to be like dynamite arsenic.

NYBronc
07-24-2010, 05:36 PM
Listening to ESPN radio right now. Mort says the Rams will offer T.O. a deal.

SouthStndJunkie
07-24-2010, 06:07 PM
Listening to ESPN radio right now. Mort says the Rams will offer T.O. a deal.

I know Carson Palmer is pushing the Bengals to sign him as well.

SouthStndJunkie
07-24-2010, 06:09 PM
Listening to ESPN radio right now. Mort says the Rams will offer T.O. a deal.

T.O. needs a veteran QB....the last thing the Rams need is T.O. emasculating rookie QB Sam Bradford and ruining his confidence.

Naggle Nole
07-24-2010, 06:32 PM
If you don't feel like he can contribute to a championship on a championship-aspiring team THIS YEAR, I just don't see how he is worth the risk

And as far as the rumored Bronco's interest....
I know that it is nice to think about him serving as a stopgap while our young WR talent heals and recovers, but I do not know if Orton or Quinn have the disposition to control him, and I shudder to think of a T.O. press conference where he is asked Tebow questions

I know we still have Rod around here to run shop, but dare I even mention him as a "role model" for Bey-Bey and Decker? :puff:

oubronco
07-24-2010, 07:50 PM
It's time for the annual, "Who will be the last draft pick to sign?" question.

Joe Haden

SouthStndJunkie
07-25-2010, 07:03 PM
Dez Bryant won't carry Roy Williams' pads

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/25/dez-bryant-wont-carry-roy-williams-pads/

Posted by Michael David Smith on July 25, 2010 8:39 PM ET

NFL rookies are often required to carry veterans' pads as a sort of training camp hazing ritual. But Cowboys rookie Dez Bryant wants no part of it.

Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com reports that Roy Williams gave his pads to Bryant today, and Bryant refused to carry them.

"I'm not doing it," Bryant said. "I feel like I was drafted to play football, not carry another player's pads."

Bryant says this isn't a case of a first-round pick thinking he's above an NFL tradition. Instead, it's about a player who says he won't tolerate being treated badly.

"If I was a free agent, it would still be the same thing," Bryant said. "I just feel like I'm here to play football. I'm here to try to help win a championship, not carry someone's pads. I'm saying that out of no disrespect to [anyone]."

But Williams says Bryant was wrong to refuse his request.

"Everybody has to go through it," Williams said. "I had to go through it. No matter if you're a No. 1 pick or the 7,000th pick, you've still got to do something when you're a rookie. I carried pads. I paid for dinners. I paid for lunches. I did everything I was supposed to do, because I didn't want to be that guy."

Although the Cowboys' decision to draft Bryant was widely viewed as a sign that the team is less than thrilled with Williams' performance, both Bryant and Williams have steadfastly insisted that there's no bad blood between them. That stance of unity between Bryant and Williams lasted through all of two days of training camp.

UPDATE: After seeing this item, Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman weighed in on Twitter about what Williams' next step should be.

oubronco
07-26-2010, 09:35 AM
Does this really surprise anyone

SouthStndJunkie
07-26-2010, 02:53 PM
Titans sue Lane Kiffin, USC

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/26/titans-sue-lane-kiffin-usc/

Posted by Mike Florio on July 26, 2010 5:27 PM ET

Folks in Tennessee have been fuming about Lane Kiffin for months. After all, he took over the state's flagship college football program in 2009, stayed for a year, and then jumped to USC as soon as the job came open.

More recently, Kiffin and USC has angered the state's pro football team by hiring running backs coach Kennedy Pola, who was under contract with the Titans.

The Titans, as it turns out, are heeding the sage advice of Doug Llewellyn.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that the Titans have sued Kiffin and the Trojans for "maliciously" interfering with Pola's contract with the Titans. Pola also has been sued for breaching his contract.

Though college football coaches routinely regard contracts as meaningless documents that can be disregarded at will, the reality is that most -- if not all -- American jurisdictions recognize a claim for tortious interference with contractual relations, giving a team like the Titans the ability to sue another team like the Trojans that induces an employee to break an existing contract. (If another NFL team had taken Pola, the remedy would have arisen under the league's tampering rules.)

The lawsuit does not specify an amount of financial damages, and the Titans apparently do not attempt to force Pola to remain employed by the Titans. In cases of this nature, damages would be determined by tabulating the actual losses incurred by the Titans in having to scramble to replace Pola. Punitive damages also could be available.

In most cases, football teams move on after an assistant coach is pilfered by another program. It doesn't mean that teams don't have the ability to pursue legal relief.

To the likely delight of everyone in Tennessee, the Titans have.

Meanwhile, Titans coach Jeff Fisher has rocketed to the top of the Al Davis wish list.

Mediator12
07-26-2010, 03:34 PM
Titans sue Lane Kiffin, USC

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/26/titans-sue-lane-kiffin-usc/

Posted by Mike Florio on July 26, 2010 5:27 PM ET

Folks in Tennessee have been fuming about Lane Kiffin for months. After all, he took over the state's flagship college football program in 2009, stayed for a year, and then jumped to USC as soon as the job came open.

More recently, Kiffin and USC has angered the state's pro football team by hiring running backs coach Kennedy Pola, who was under contract with the Titans.

The Titans, as it turns out, are heeding the sage advice of Doug Llewellyn.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that the Titans have sued Kiffin and the Trojans for "maliciously" interfering with Pola's contract with the Titans. Pola also has been sued for breaching his contract.

Though college football coaches routinely regard contracts as meaningless documents that can be disregarded at will, the reality is that most -- if not all -- American jurisdictions recognize a claim for tortious interference with contractual relations, giving a team like the Titans the ability to sue another team like the Trojans that induces an employee to break an existing contract. (If another NFL team had taken Pola, the remedy would have arisen under the league's tampering rules.)

The lawsuit does not specify an amount of financial damages, and the Titans apparently do not attempt to force Pola to remain employed by the Titans. In cases of this nature, damages would be determined by tabulating the actual losses incurred by the Titans in having to scramble to replace Pola. Punitive damages also could be available.

In most cases, football teams move on after an assistant coach is pilfered by another program. It doesn't mean that teams don't have the ability to pursue legal relief.

To the likely delight of everyone in Tennessee, the Titans have.

Meanwhile, Titans coach Jeff Fisher has rocketed to the top of the Al Davis wish list.

This will be an excellent test case for the coaches contracts in the NFL. The NFL coaches do not have a union and they are not afforded any serious protections by signing an NFL contract. They are basically one sided deals with no signing bonuses like the players get.

TEN will really struggle to prove their case here, especially with an impending lockout on the horizon. USC will just make the best efforts to stall any proceedings until the start of a lockout next year. Then, I bet they argue the contract was one sided as the coaches get screwed because the players are greedy. That would be a great trial to watch....

worm
07-27-2010, 06:48 AM
This will be an excellent test case for the coaches contracts in the NFL. The NFL coaches do not have a union and they are not afforded any serious protections by signing an NFL contract. They are basically one sided deals with no signing bonuses like the players get.

TEN will really struggle to prove their case here, especially with an impending lockout on the horizon. USC will just make the best efforts to stall any proceedings until the start of a lockout next year. Then, I bet they argue the contract was one sided as the coaches get screwed because the players are greedy. That would be a great trial to watch....

Even if Lane and U$C win this case , Kiffen has proven again how he is one of the biggest POS in coaching.

He could have done this a much different way.

dbfan21
07-27-2010, 07:42 AM
Not a good start in Baltimore. RT @duffstar: Ravens CB Walt Harris and rookie DT Terrence Cody didn't pass conditioning test. 31 minutes ago via UberTwitter

Surprise, surprise!! :spit:

azbroncfan
07-27-2010, 09:59 AM
Not a good start in Baltimore. RT @duffstar: Ravens CB Walt Harris and rookie DT Terrence Cody didn't pass conditioning test. 31 minutes ago via UberTwitter

Surprise, surprise!! :spit:

Heard he did well at coney island hot dog eating contest though.

dbfan21
07-27-2010, 10:42 AM
heard he did well at coney island hot dog eating contest though.

rofl!

_Oro_
07-27-2010, 12:53 PM
Not a good start in Baltimore. RT @duffstar: Ravens CB Walt Harris and rookie DT Terrence Cody didn't pass conditioning test. 31 minutes ago via UberTwitter

Surprise, surprise!! :spit:

Champ didn't pass ours last year...

Smilin Assassin
07-27-2010, 01:29 PM
Champ didn't pass ours last year...

There's a slight difference, I'd think.

oubronco
07-27-2010, 02:32 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">NFL | Chester Pitts scheduled to meet with three teams
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Tue, 27 Jul 2010 12:31:42 -0400

Unrestricted free-agent OG Chester Pitts (http://www.orangemane.com/player/802/nfl) (Texans) is scheduled to meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers (http://www.orangemane.com/team/30/nfl), Denver Broncos (http://www.orangemane.com/team/15/nfl) and Seattle Seahawks (http://www.orangemane.com/team/33/nfl) this week, a source told NFL (http://www.orangemane.com/team/77/nfl) Network's Jason La Canfora.
<HR>

<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Broncos | Two players waived
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Tue, 27 Jul 2010 12:21:43 -0400

The Denver Broncos (http://www.orangemane.com/team/15/nfl) have waived LB Bruce Davis (http://www.orangemane.com/player/18407/nfl) and OL Chris Marinelli (http://www.orangemane.com/player/23262/nfl), reports NationalFootballPost.com (http://www.orangemane.com/link/281)'s Aaron Wilson.

SouthStndJunkie
07-28-2010, 11:15 AM
There is only one 1st round draft pick signed so far....I thought that would be well behind last year's pace....but I went back and looked and last year on this date, there were only 4 first round picks signed.

SouthStndJunkie
07-28-2010, 12:08 PM
The New England Patriots signed first-round draft choice Devin McCourty to a five-year contract.

The contract for the cornerback from Rutgers is worth $13.2 million with $7.825 million guaranteed, according to his agent, Andy Simms.

crush17
07-28-2010, 12:17 PM
That's 2 spots after Tebow I think...

So, based on that, I'm guessing we'll see a 5 or 6 year contract for tebow ranging from 14-16 million and 8-10 mill guaranteed with some sort of QB padding as well.

azbroncfan
07-28-2010, 12:49 PM
There's a slight difference, I'd think.

Those are some b!tch T!T's.

NYBronc
07-29-2010, 07:46 AM
<A HREF="http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter">Numbers are in: </A>Raiders first-round pick Rolando McClain signed a 5-year, $40 million contract that includes $23 million guaranteed.

SouthStndJunkie
07-29-2010, 08:56 AM
<A HREF="http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter">Numbers are in: </A>Raiders first-round pick Rolando McClain signed a 5-year, $40 million contract that includes $23 million guaranteed.

That makes 3/32 first round picks signed.

I expect several more to be signed today.

Cito Pelon
07-29-2010, 09:01 AM
<A HREF="http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter">Numbers are in: </A>Raiders first-round pick Rolando McClain signed a 5-year, $40 million contract that includes $23 million guaranteed.

If $23 mil is guaranteed, that's 57.5% of the contract guaranteed. These rookie salaries are getting outlandish. 3-4 years ago IIRC the percentage guaranteed was nowhere near 60%, more like 33% guaranteed. There's obviously a lot of issues to be discussed in the CBA negotiations, and rookie contracts are certainly gonna be one of them.

There has to be some kind of structure to rookie contracts. Seems to me the NFL is gonna destroy itself if the two sides don't come to an understanding on this issue.

Beantown Bronco
07-29-2010, 10:51 AM
There has to be some kind of structure to rookie contracts. Seems to me the NFL is gonna destroy itself if the two sides don't come to an understanding on this issue.

To be fair, technically there is a very rigid structure in place and there has been for quite awhile when it comes to rookie contracts. There is both a "rookie salary cap" that each team must stay under and there is a definite slotting system from year to year that pretty much dictates 90% of what the contract is going to look like.

I think people are more upset by the numbers and the percentage of the overall salary cap that is allocated to rookies, but for some reason confuse this anger with "a lack of structure" when in reality it's not that at all.

Kaylore
07-29-2010, 12:34 PM
To be fair, technically there is a very rigid structure in place and there has been for quite awhile when it comes to rookie contracts. There is both a "rookie salary cap" that each team must stay under and there is a definite slotting system from year to year that pretty much dictates 90% of what the contract is going to look like.

I think people are more upset by the numbers and the percentage of the overall salary cap that is allocated to rookies, but for some reason confuse this anger with "a lack of structure" when in reality it's not that at all.

It's really just the top 15 that are out of control. Their value each year is appreciating exponentially and are worth more than the player's real market value. This results in high picks like Vernon Davis being the highest paid tight end in football. He's not even the best receiver on their team. It's ridiculous. They fix the top fifteen and the rest will fall into place.

SouthStndJunkie
07-29-2010, 01:51 PM
Jared Odrick agrees to terms with the Dolphins

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/29/jared-odrick-agrees-to-terms-with-the-dolphins/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 29, 2010 3:57 PM ET

Slowly, but surely, the draft picks taken at the bottom part of the first round are beginning to sign.

Defensive lineman Jared Odrick agreed to terms with the Dolphins Thursday, a league source tells PFT. The No. 28 overall pick had a template to work from after Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty signed, but it's a mild surprise Odrick agreed before Miami's second round pick, linebacker Koa Misi.

Odrick was one of our favorite draft prospects, a heady defensive lineman with consistent effort that can line up at multiple positions.

Four first-round draft picks have now signed.

UPDATE: Odrick's five-year deal has $7.133 million in guaranteed money and a maximum value of $13.071 million.

SouthStndJunkie
07-29-2010, 01:59 PM
Signing Status of First Round Picks:

1 Rams Sam Bradford QB
2 Lions Ndamukong Suh DT
3 Buccaneers Gerald McCoy DT
4 Redskins Trent Williams OT
5 Chiefs Eric Berry SS
6 Seahawks Russell Okung OT
7 Browns Joe Haden CB
8 Raiders Rolando McClain LB - signed
9 Bills C.J. Spiller RB
10 Jaguars Tyson Alualu DE
11 49ers Anthony Davis OT
12 Chargers Ryan Mathews RB
13 Eagles Brandon Graham DE
14 Seahawks Earl Thomas SS
15 Giants Jason Pierre-Paul DE
16 Titans Derrick Morgan DE
17 49ers Mike Iupati OG
18 Steelers Maurkice Pouncey C
19 Falcons Sean Weatherspoon LB - signed
20 Texans Kareem Jackson CB
21 Bengals Jermaine Gresham TE
22 Broncos Demaryius Thomas WR
23 Packers Bryan Bulaga OT
24 Cowboys Dez Bryant WR - signed
25 Broncos Tim Tebow QB - signed
26 Cardinals Dan Williams DT
27 Patriots Devin McCourty CB - signed
28 Dolphins Jared Odrick DT - signed
29 Jets Kyle Wilson CB
30 Lions Jahvid Best RB
31 Colts Jerry Hughes DE
32 Saints Patrick Robinson CB

SouthStndJunkie
07-29-2010, 02:04 PM
Sean Weatherspoon comes to terms with Falcons

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/29/sean-weatherspoon-comes-to-terms-with-falcons/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 29, 2010 4:27 PM ET

Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has a chance to be the next "Mouth of the South," an excitable first-round Falcons pick that can back up his talk more than DeAngelo Hall ever did.

Weatherspoon made sure he'll get to training camp on Thursday when he agreed to terms on a five-year deal, as originally reported by Jay Glazer of FOX. The Falcons quickly confirmed the news once it was out.

It's uncertain if Weatherspoon will start as a rookie. Mike Peterson looks like the man at Weatherspoon's natural weak side position, so Weatherspoon could possibly challenge Stephen Nicolas on the strong side.

NYBronc
07-29-2010, 03:10 PM
Flozell signs with Pittsburgh according to <A HREF="http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter">Schefter</A>.

Pittsburgh strengthening its line. Steelers signed former Cowboys OT Flozell Adams to a two-year contract, according to team official.

Ugly Duck
07-29-2010, 08:38 PM
Shawne "roidman" Merriman told the San Diego Union Tribune that he will not report to training camp in time for the start of the Chargers’ training camp.

He will likely be joined by receiver Vincent Jackson and left tackle Marcus McNeill. Both players are expected to hold out into the regular season because they want long-term deals.

Merriman told the newspaper he is not looking for a new deal. He just wants insurances that the team is committed to him.

“I’m waiting for the green light to have a great year,” he said. “I need to know I’m not going to be on the trade block every three weeks … The question is do I have stability enough to go play football and not worry about the other things?

“This is literally day to day how things progress, how things move,” he said. “I don’t want this to be a distraction to my teammates. I don’t want this to be a distraction to me. I just want to get something resolved soon and go from there. The bottom line is when I get back on the field I plan on doing what I do best, and that is playing."

The Chargers were expecting Merriman to show up and he needs to have a strong training camp and regular season to show he is fully recovered from a 2008 knee surgery. It seems like Merriman just wants to clear the air. With Jackson and McNeill wanting much more than that, it seems perhaps the Chargers and Merriman can quickly come to an accord.

Anything is possible, but it just doesn’t seem Merriman -- who will make a lot of money on the open market next year if he has a big season -- will find it prudent to stay away for long.

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest

bowtown
07-29-2010, 08:41 PM
You know a good way to have job security and stay off the trading block? Report to camp on time and prove you belong there.

boltaneer
07-29-2010, 09:32 PM
You know a good way to have job security and stay off the trading block? Report to camp on time and prove you belong there.

No one will ever confuse Shawne with a smart guy.

SouthStndJunkie
07-29-2010, 10:22 PM
Brandon Graham is headed to Eagles camp

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/29/brandon-graham-is-headed-to-eagles-camp/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 29, 2010 10:25 PM ET

The Eagles have signed all their rookies before their veterans reported to training camp.

Defensive end Brandon Graham agreed to terms on a five-year contract, the Eagles announced. The No. 13 overall pick from Michigan, Graham ran with the second-team defense during minicamp season. He's the second highest draft pick to sign thus far.

Graham projects to help the pass rush right away, although he will have to prove he can be stout enough to help on clear running downs.

SouthStndJunkie
07-29-2010, 10:23 PM
Saints sign Patrick Robinson

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/30/saints-sign-patrick-robinson/

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 30, 2010 12:25 AM ET

Saints VP of communication Greg Bensel announced late Thursday night that cornerback Patrick Robinson agreed to terms on a five-year contract.

The Florida State product arrives in New Orleans Friday morning, which means he could get to the team facility and sign his contract in time to make an appearance at the team's morning practice. Robinson was selected with the final pick in the first round of the draft.

Once a running joke for the franchise, the Saints secondary has developed into a strength. Robinson has strong man-to-man skills and will battle for snaps behind starters Jabari Greer and Tracy Porter.

SouthStndJunkie
07-29-2010, 10:26 PM
Signing Status of First Round Picks:

1 Rams Sam Bradford QB
2 Lions Ndamukong Suh DT
3 Buccaneers Gerald McCoy DT
4 Redskins Trent Williams OT - signed
5 Chiefs Eric Berry SS
6 Seahawks Russell Okung OT
7 Browns Joe Haden CB
8 Raiders Rolando McClain LB - signed
9 Bills C.J. Spiller RB
10 Jaguars Tyson Alualu DE
11 49ers Anthony Davis OT
12 Chargers Ryan Mathews RB
13 Eagles Brandon Graham DE - signed
14 Seahawks Earl Thomas SS
15 Giants Jason Pierre-Paul DE
16 Titans Derrick Morgan DE
17 49ers Mike Iupati OG
18 Steelers Maurkice Pouncey C
19 Falcons Sean Weatherspoon LB - signed
20 Texans Kareem Jackson CB - signed
21 Bengals Jermaine Gresham TE
22 Broncos Demaryius Thomas WR
23 Packers Bryan Bulaga OT - signed
24 Cowboys Dez Bryant WR - signed
25 Broncos Tim Tebow QB - signed
26 Cardinals Dan Williams DT
27 Patriots Devin McCourty CB - signed
28 Dolphins Jared Odrick DT - signed
29 Jets Kyle Wilson CB
30 Lions Jahvid Best RB
31 Colts Jerry Hughes DE
32 Saints Patrick Robinson CB - signed

SouthStndJunkie
07-29-2010, 10:31 PM
Merriman told the newspaper he is not looking for a new deal. He just wants insurances that the team is committed to him.

“I’m waiting for the green light to have a great year,” he said. “I need to know I’m not going to be on the trade block every three weeks … The question is do I have stability enough to go play football and not worry about the other things?
http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest

Hey dummy....you had 4 sacks last year and 0 forced fumbles....you don't have any leverage at all.

You haven't been 'Lights Out' since 2007.

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2010, 07:29 AM
ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins have signed No. 4 overall pick Trent Williams to a six-year, $60 million contract that includes $36.75 million in guaranteed money.

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2010, 07:31 AM
Texans reach deal with first-round pick Kareem Jackson

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/30/texans-reach-deal-with-first-round-pick-kareem-jackson/

Posted by Michael David Smith on July 30, 2010 7:36 AM ET

The Houston Texans have their first-round draft pick in the fold.

Fox 26 in Houston is reporting that the Texans have reached an agreement with cornerback Kareem Jackson, the 20th overall pick in the draft.

The deal got done just in time for the Texans, who report to training camp today.

A three-year starter at Alabama, Jackson was viewed as one of the most NFL-ready players in the draft and is expected to start for the Texans as a rookie.

Cito Pelon
07-30-2010, 07:32 AM
To be fair, technically there is a very rigid structure in place and there has been for quite awhile when it comes to rookie contracts. There is both a "rookie salary cap" that each team must stay under and there is a definite slotting system from year to year that pretty much dictates 90% of what the contract is going to look like.

I think people are more upset by the numbers and the percentage of the overall salary cap that is allocated to rookies, but for some reason confuse this anger with "a lack of structure" when in reality it's not that at all.

Agreed pretty much, but what about how there is a larger percentage of the total contract now guaranteed compared to a few years ago?

For example, Cutler signed for a $48 mil contract with $11 mil guaranteed. 23% of the total was guaranteed. Probably most of the rookie contracts in 2006 were less than 33% guaranteed. Now we're seeing 50% or more guaranteed.

I don't have all the figures in front of me, but it sure seems like the percent guaranteed has escalated. So how far will it go without a formal structure instead of the informal structure you're talking about?

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2010, 07:41 AM
The Green Bay Packers are well positioned now for the start of training camp as Bryan Bulaga, the first-round draft pick, has signed his contract.

Bulaga, the 23rd overall selection, has put his name on a five-year contract, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Bulaga is the final draft pick to sign for the Packers and that ensures they will have all of their players in camp on time. The players are due to report to training camp today and the first practice will be held at 2 p.m. local time on Saturday.

BMarsh615
07-30-2010, 07:44 AM
WNST reporting Ravens CB DFoxworth lost for year with torn ACL. Big, big blow for CB-needy team.

https://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing/status/19914211385

crush17
07-30-2010, 07:50 AM
The Green Bay Packers are well positioned now for the start of training camp as Bryan Bulaga, the first-round draft pick, has signed his contract.

Bulaga, the 23rd overall selection, has put his name on a five-year contract, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Bulaga is the final draft pick to sign for the Packers and that ensures they will have all of their players in camp on time. The players are due to report to training camp today and the first practice will be held at 2 p.m. local time on Saturday.

BOOM! That's what we needed for D. Thomas to get signed.
Watch, it'll happen today.

crush17
07-30-2010, 07:51 AM
https://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing/status/19914211385

Ouch!! Sucks for Foxworth :-/

Hate to hear that....

Rabb
07-30-2010, 08:02 AM
Baltimore is so screwed in their secondary right now

this is where the BPA strategy screws a team

dbfan21
07-30-2010, 08:03 AM
Ouch!! Sucks for Foxworth :-/

Hate to hear that....

No kidding...First week of practice = done for year. That's heartbreaking.

crush17
07-30-2010, 08:05 AM
No kidding...First week of practice = done for year. That's heartbreaking.

Not only that, but by the time he comes back, they'll have drafted or picked up another player, and he'll be designated to fighting for a nickel spot again... I'll put money on it.

azbroncfan
07-30-2010, 09:50 AM
I heard Trent "Silverback" Williams was the first top 5 pick to sign. I am surprised the poverty pimp and the rest of the NAACP didn't make a play on the commish's comments on draft day.

Kaylore
07-30-2010, 10:18 AM
Rumor 'round the campfire is Bay-Bay will sign some time later tonight, early tomorrow.

BMarsh615
07-30-2010, 10:21 AM
Eric Berry just tweeted that his deal with the Chiefs is done. Draft picks are signing/agreeing to terms all over the place

https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/19925246356

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2010, 11:31 AM
Mike Iupati signs with 49ers

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/30/mike-iupati-signs-with-49ers/

Posted by Michael David Smith on July 30, 2010 1:27 PM ET

Hours after the 49ers signed the first of their first-round offensive linemen, San Francisco has now signed its second first-round offensive lineman as well.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Mike Iupati has signed a five-year deal.

Iupati is a 331-pound guard from Idaho who was considered one of the most powerful run blockers in the draft.

The 49ers selected offensive tackle Anthony Davis with the 11th overall pick and Iupati with the 17th overall pick and expect both to start as rookies.

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2010, 11:32 AM
Anthony Davis, Navorro Bowman sign with 49ers

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/30/anthony-davis-navorro-bowman-sign-with-49ers/

Posted by Michael David Smith on July 30, 2010 11:06 AM ET
The San Francisco 49ers have signed their first- and third-round draft picks.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that San Francisco has signed first-round pick Anthony Davis and third-round pick Navorro Bowman.

The 49ers moved up to the 11th overall pick to take Davis, a 6-foot-5, 323-pound offensive tackle from Rutgers.

Bowman, a linebacker from Penn State, dropped on draft boards because of off-field issues but is a talented player who should be able to contribute to the defense as a rookie.

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2010, 11:33 AM
Signing Status of First Round Picks:

1 Rams Sam Bradford QB
2 Lions Ndamukong Suh DT
3 Buccaneers Gerald McCoy DT
4 Redskins Trent Williams OT - signed
5 Chiefs Eric Berry SS - signed
6 Seahawks Russell Okung OT
7 Browns Joe Haden CB
8 Raiders Rolando McClain LB - signed
9 Bills C.J. Spiller RB
10 Jaguars Tyson Alualu DE
11 49ers Anthony Davis OT - signed
12 Chargers Ryan Mathews RB
13 Eagles Brandon Graham DE - signed
14 Seahawks Earl Thomas SS
15 Giants Jason Pierre-Paul DE
16 Titans Derrick Morgan DE
17 49ers Mike Iupati OG - signed
18 Steelers Maurkice Pouncey C - signed
19 Falcons Sean Weatherspoon LB - signed
20 Texans Kareem Jackson CB - signed
21 Bengals Jermaine Gresham TE
22 Broncos Demaryius Thomas WR
23 Packers Bryan Bulaga OT - signed
24 Cowboys Dez Bryant WR - signed
25 Broncos Tim Tebow QB - signed
26 Cardinals Dan Williams DT
27 Patriots Devin McCourty CB - signed
28 Dolphins Jared Odrick DT - signed
29 Jets Kyle Wilson CB
30 Lions Jahvid Best RB - signed
31 Colts Jerry Hughes DE
32 Saints Patrick Robinson CB - signed

oubronco
07-30-2010, 11:37 AM
I still say Haden will be the last one signed

crush17
07-30-2010, 11:43 AM
I still say Haden will be the last one signed

I say... Ryan Matthews.

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2010, 12:42 PM
Steelers agree to terms with Maurkice Pouncey

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/30/steelers-agree-to-terms-with-maurkice-pouncey/

Posted by Mike Florio on July 30, 2010 2:27 PM ET

The Steelers have struggled on the offensive line of late, and they addressed their deficiencies by devoting their first-round pick to center Maurkice Pouncey.

Per a league source, Pouncey has agreed to terms, and he is on the way to camp.

Pouncey was the 18th pick in the draft. His contract became easy to finalize given that the player taken in front of him (49ers guard Mike Iupati) and directly behind him (Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon) recently inked their rookie deals.

Financial terms aren't yet available, but it's safe to say Pouncey got much more than $100,000.

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2010, 12:44 PM
I still say Haden will be the last one signed

That is my prediction as well.

Rabb
07-30-2010, 02:20 PM
mortreport (http://twitter.com/mortreport)
Dez Bryant just hurt near end of practice, needed help off field....we're checking on it


I heard Roy refused to help carry him off the field

Los Broncos
07-30-2010, 02:49 PM
Ut oh, that wouldn't be good.

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2010, 03:21 PM
Lions get one of their first-rounders under contract

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/30/lions-get-one-of-their-first-rounders-under-contract/

Posted by Mike Florio on July 30, 2010 6:14 PM ET

Though it may be a while until the Lions strike a deal with the second overall pick in the draft, they've wrapped up negotiations with their second first-rounder.

Per a league source, the Lions have agreed to terms with running back Jahvid Best.

It's a five-year, $9.8 million deal.

Detroit traded up to the bottom of round one with the division-rival Vikings to get Best with the 30th overall selection in the draft.

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2010, 03:22 PM
Busy day of signings....16/32 first rounders are now signed.

Cito Pelon
07-30-2010, 03:35 PM
Busy day of signings....16/32 first rounders are now signed.

Getting tired of waiting, I guess. Strange sequence of signings. #24 was the first, followed by #12, then #26, then #25. Not like dominoes as was previous years.

Baba Booey
07-30-2010, 03:42 PM
Earlier on ESPN they showed Marshall riding a bike at camp with a huge grin on his face.

Get bent, you ****ing loser.

Broncoman13
07-30-2010, 03:43 PM
Earlier on ESPN they showed Marshall riding a bike at camp with a huge grin on his face.

Get bent, you ****ing loser.

Hahahaha, that was out of nowhere!!! Why the hate?

Paladin
07-30-2010, 05:07 PM
mortreport (http://twitter.com/mortreport)
Dez Bryant just hurt near end of practice, needed help off field....we're checking on it


I heard Roy refused to help carry him off the field

LOL!!!!!

Ugly Duck
07-30-2010, 05:14 PM
Hey dummy....you had 4 sacks last year and 0 forced fumbles....you don't have any leverage at all.

I ain't no Charger fan.... lookit my avatar

Rabb
07-30-2010, 05:19 PM
LOL!!!!!

:yayaya:

Dez out 4-6 weeks with a high-ankle sprain

Kaylore
07-30-2010, 05:31 PM
:yayaya:

Dez out 4-6 weeks with a high-ankle sprain

That's asking for a Karma butt-raping.

Rabb
07-30-2010, 05:33 PM
That's asking for a Karma butt-raping.

oh the smiley wasn't for the injury, it was to his smiley

I don't wish injury on anyone, I know better

DenverBrit
07-30-2010, 05:35 PM
mortreport (http://twitter.com/mortreport)
Dez Bryant just hurt near end of practice, needed help off field....we're checking on it


I heard Roy refused to help carry him off the field

Classic!! Ha!

boltaneer
07-30-2010, 05:39 PM
Carry those pads next time, rook.

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2010, 06:03 PM
I ain't no Charger fan.... lookit my avatar

I never said you were a Chargers fan....I was calling Merriman the dummy.

Ugly Duck
07-30-2010, 06:49 PM
I never said you were a Chargers fan....I was calling Merriman the dummy.

Thank you! Thank you! I thought you meant I was the dummy...

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2010, 07:02 PM
The St. Louis Rams reached an agreement with No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford on a six-year, $76 million deal, sources told ESPN on Friday night.

According to the sources, Bradford's deal has $50 million of guarantees and has a max value of $86 million.

SouthStndJunkie
07-30-2010, 07:03 PM
Signing Status of First Round Picks:

1 Rams Sam Bradford QB - signed
2 Lions Ndamukong Suh DT
3 Buccaneers Gerald McCoy DT - signed
4 Redskins Trent Williams OT - signed
5 Chiefs Eric Berry SS - signed
6 Seahawks Russell Okung OT
7 Browns Joe Haden CB - signed
8 Raiders Rolando McClain LB - signed
9 Bills C.J. Spiller RB
10 Jaguars Tyson Alualu DE
11 49ers Anthony Davis OT - signed
12 Chargers Ryan Mathews RB
13 Eagles Brandon Graham DE - signed
14 Seahawks Earl Thomas SS
15 Giants Jason Pierre-Paul DE
16 Titans Derrick Morgan DE
17 49ers Mike Iupati OG - signed
18 Steelers Maurkice Pouncey C - signed
19 Falcons Sean Weatherspoon LB - signed
20 Texans Kareem Jackson CB - signed
21 Bengals Jermaine Gresham TE
22 Broncos Demaryius Thomas WR - signed
23 Packers Bryan Bulaga OT - signed
24 Cowboys Dez Bryant WR - signed
25 Broncos Tim Tebow QB - signed
26 Cardinals Dan Williams DT
27 Patriots Devin McCourty CB - signed
28 Dolphins Jared Odrick DT - signed
29 Jets Kyle Wilson CB
30 Lions Jahvid Best RB - signed
31 Colts Jerry Hughes DE
32 Saints Patrick Robinson CB - signed

SouthStndJunkie
07-31-2010, 12:56 AM
There are a few second/third round picks still unsigned:

43. Baltimore Ravens - Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas

46. New York Giants - Linval Joseph, DT, East Carolina

94. Indianapolis Colts - Kevin Thomas, CB, USC (injured....may be placed on injured reserve)

Paladin
07-31-2010, 07:09 AM
With bum shoulder, Bradford sure picked the Rams' pockets. What's the over/under as to how many games he will play before the shoulder gets smashed?

BTW: I wa not lauighing at the injury. The line that Roy refused to help carry him off the field struck me as a funney line.......

NYBronco
07-31-2010, 09:37 AM
There are a few second/third round picks still unsigned:

43. Baltimore Ravens - Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas

46. New York Giants - Linval Joseph, DT, East Carolina

94. Indianapolis Colts - Kevin Thomas, CB, USC (injured....may be placed on injured reserve)

Didn't Kindle fracture his skull in a recent accident?

SouthStndJunkie
07-31-2010, 09:43 AM
Didn't Kindle fracture his skull in a recent accident?

That is correct.

Sounds like he will miss training camp, at the very least.

SouthStndJunkie
07-31-2010, 09:46 AM
Third overall pick Gerald McCoy reached a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday, ESPN and the St. Petersburg Times reported.

The deal will allow McCoy, a defensive tackle, to report for the team's workout on Saturday afternoon.