The 49ers said goodbye Friday to defensive end Marques Douglas, but they are reportedly saying hello to former Cardinals receiver Bryant Johnson. Douglas, an unrestricted free agent who became expendable when the 49ers signed Justin Smith, agreed to a four-year deal with the Buccaneers.
San Fransisco Chronicle
Saints Deuce Put Off Decision
The Saints and tailback Deuce McAllister agreed to push back his $1 million roster bonus from March 15 to April 15, giving the team a better chance to gauge his health before making any financial decisions. McAllister, 29, is recovering from surgery on both of his knees in late September. He expects to be ready for the team's summer minicamp, usually around June 1, but he said he was agreeable to the postponement because it gives him more time to prove he'll "make good on the investment."
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Cadillac Still Uncertain For 08'
Bucs running back Cadillac Williams is optimistic about playing in 2008, but he is realistic and knows it might not happen. Williams suffered a career-threatening knee injury on Sept. 30 against Carolina. He tore his patellar tendon after sprinting up the right sideline on an 18-yard gain. Williams had surgery in October and has been rehabilitating since. Although he wants to play this season, it will be a challenge for him to be ready by training camp.
Steelers CB Hires Rosenhaus
Cornerback Bryant McFadden was the Steelers' second-round draft pick in 2005. McFadden is entering the final year of his contract and has retained the one and only Drew Rosenhaus to broker a new deal. Be afraid Steelers fans, be very afraid. McFadden's agent change is one of the most important developments facing the Steelers this offseason. Rosenhaus is a squeaky wheel among NFL agents. He has a track record for bringing attention to himself and securing big money for his clients.
Will Elam Leave Broncos?
After a series of contract proposals were exchanged this week, the Broncos and kicker Jason Elam have decided to at least temporarily part ways Elam will visit the Falcons next week. There's a good chance Elam will know Thursday night where he will be employed in 2008.
Eagles Among Teams Eyeing Jones
Kevin Jones says he wouldn't mind playing next season for the Eagles, the team he was a fan of during his youth in Chester. The 6-1, 230-pound, 4-year NFL running back and former Cardinal O'Hara High star was released by the Lions on Thursday, opening up plenty of options for next season. Two hours after the Lions' release was made public, 12 teams showed interest, according to Jones, including the Eagles.
Philadelphia Daily News
Dolphins Or South Beach Cowboys?
The Dolphins are looking more like the South Beach Cowboys. The Cowboys lost another free agent Friday when cornerback Nate Jones signed a two-year contract with Miami. There are five former Cowboys assistant coaches in Miami, including head coach Tony Sparano and assistant head coach Todd Bowles. Bowles, who was Dallas' secondary coach, helped in signing Jones. Former Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells is the Dolphins' executive vice president of football operations. Jeff Ireland, who was the Cowboys' vice president of college and pro scouting, is the Dolphins' general manager. On Feb. 29, the Cowboys traded nose tackle Jason Ferguson to the Dolphins. Also, former Cowboys strong safety and special teams captain Keith Davis agreed to a two-year, $3.5 million deal with the Dolphins on Tuesday.
Dallas Morning News