NFL rumor mill
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Chicago Bears Updated:03/21/2005
Ron Turner, Chicago's offensive coordinator and form coach of Illinois, likes Braylon Edwards' big-play ability. Chicago owns the No. 4 overall pick ... The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Bears may target Jeff Blake as the team looks for a backup quarterback. Chicago attempted to land Brad Johnson, who signed with the Vikings this week. ... Chicago is looking at receiver prospects, which began in Tampa with Mike Williams. On hand for that was GM Jerry Angelo. The Bears also intend to look at Braylon Edwards, who works out next Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich., according to the Sun-Times.
Cincinnati Bengals Updated:03/17/2005
There are rumors circulating, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, that the Bengals could release WR Peter Warrick, who has been riddled with injuries that have slowed his career.
Cleveland Browns Updated:03/21/2005
The Dayton Daily News reports that the Cardinals are looking to move up in the draft to snatch a running back and may be interested in Cleveland's No. 3 overall pick. Ronnie Brown and Cadillac Williams, both from Auburn, are two players slated to be drafted in that position. ... The Browns signed restricted free agent RB Chester Taylor to an offer sheet on Wednesday, which could mark the end of William Green's tenure in Cleveland, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Ravens can match the offer is they are so inclined.
Denver Broncos Updated:03/21/2005
The Broncos are expected to let CB Kelly Herndon, a restricted free agent, sign with the Seahawks, according to the Denver Post.
Indianapolis Colts Updated:03/17/2005
Edgergin James may have signed a one-year deal, but that doesn't mean he's thrilled about it, according to the Indianapolis Star. Drew Rosenhaus, James' agent, says his client still wants either a long-term deal or a trade.
Jacksonville Jaguars Updated:03/21/2005
Courtney Brown was visiting with the Jags, according to the Washington Post. Brown, who was aggressively pursued by the Redskins following his release from Cleveland, is also slated to visit with Tampa Bay and Seattle.
Miami Dolphins Updated:03/18/2005
New coach Nick Saban has scouted two QB prospects, Aaron Rodgers from Cal and Alex Smith of Utah, and was impressed with both, according to reports out of South Florida. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Saban raved about the two.
New Orleans Saints Updated:03/21/2005
Receiver Joe Horn said he'll show for the team's offseason conditioning program, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He threatened to skip it if the team didn't work out a long-term contract extension.
Oakland Raiders Updated:03/21/2005
Raiders owner Al Davis says he expects QB Rich Gannon to retire, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
San Francisco 49ers Updated:03/21/2005
One day after QB Alex Smith impressed on-lookers in a workout, fellow prospect Aaron Rodgers made just as big of a splash in his workout for scouts and evaluators, according to several San Francisco-area papers. The San Jose Mercury News reports that Rodgers may have made a bigger impression than Smith. ... The 49ers aren't interested in trading for RB Edgerrin James because they don't believe he would be a good fit, according to the Orlando Tribune. James, who signed a one-year deal with the Colts, is unhappy and wants to be traded.
Seattle Seahawks Updated:03/21/2005
Seattle is no longer interested in Patrick Surtain, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Seattle has extended an offer to Denver's Kelly Herndon, who is a restricted free agent. ... Edgerton Hartwell is expected to make a decision as to which to he will sign with, according to the Seattle Times. The three teams reportedly in the running for his services include the Chiefs, Falcons and Seahawks.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Updated:03/17/2005
The Tampa Tribune reports that the Bucs hosted QB Quincy Carter on Wednesday. Carter has played for the Cowboys and Jets. ... WR Joe Jurevicius, who was released by the Bucs in a cost-cutting move, visited with the Seahawks on Wednesday, according to the St. Petersburg Times. Jurevicius has also been extended an opportunity to return to the Bucs.
Washington Redskins Updated:03/21/2005
Third-stringer Tim Hasselbeck is receiving interest from around the league, according to the Washington Times. The quarterback could start visiting with teams next week. ... Courtney Brown spent all of Thursday visiting with the Redskins, according to the Washington Post. Brown, released by Cleveland in a cost-cutting move, is expected to visit Seattle and Tampa Bay.
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