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NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/9/09

Posted on: March 9, 2009 2:36 pm
 

Here is the latest NFL dirt & gossip. Enjoy:

- After spending 11 seasons in Philadelphia as one of the top LT's in football, LT Tra Thomas has signed a three year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars had cut several veterans this offseason and vowed to rebuild through the draft. However, they felt Tra Thomas was too good a player to pass on.

- 33 year-old free agent CB Shawn Springs has found a new home - with the New England Patriots. The veteran signed a three-year; $10.5 mil deal with the team. Springs had also considered signing with the Eagles. The signing of Shawn Springs continues a tradition by the Cheatriots of signing veteran players on defense in the offseason. The Cheatriots, eh, I mean, Patriots also acquired Eagles WR Greg Lewis in a trade. The Patriots get WR Greg Lewis and an undisclosed Eagles 2010 draft pick. The Eagles get an undisclosed 2009 draft pick from the Patriots.

- Perhaps the biggest surprise for Ravens fans this offseason is the team's failure to sign a WR in free agency. Derrick Mason, Mark Clayton, and Demetrius Williams will all be free agents next season. A name that has come up in the rumor mill for possible acquisition is WR Torry Holt, who has requested to be released from the Rams.

- The Chargers have cut off negotiations with RB LaDanian Tomlinson. However, if things don't work out in San Diego, don't expect the former probowler to be out of work for long. Saints QB Drew Brees told a San Diego radio show that he would love LT to join him in New Orleans, and has been lobbying for his team to sign Tomlinson should be be released.

- Word out of Detriot is that the Lions appear to be the front runner to acquire the services of free agent TE L.J. Smith. The Lions have already lost two TE's this offseason, and can't afford NOT to upgrade the position on their roster.

- Rams former #1 draft pick - OT Orlando Pace - will be wearing a different uniform next season. If the Rams cannot get something for Pace in a trade, he will be released.

- With QB Kurt Warner signing on for two more years with the Cardinals, former 1st round pick QB Matt Leinart faces the possibility of not being the starter until 2011; when he will be 28. However, Leinart is not disgruntled and has not asked for a trade. He intends to stay in Arizona with the team that drafted him, and compete for the starting job.

- The New York Jets and the Indianapolis Colts have both scheduled private workouts for former USC QB Mark Sanchez. Both workouts will occur before the April 1st pro day.

 

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Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: March 13, 2009 10:45 am
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/9/09

Now that the Rams have released Pace, they pretty much have to go OT with their first pick.  Looking forward to the next rumors update.   




Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2009 5:10 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/9/09

Thanks, draftarb.  I'll try to get a new updated Tidbits & Rumors out there tomorrow.  Have a good night, all.   




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: March 12, 2009 4:56 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/9/09

Good stuff, charlieinfl.  Looking forward to your next update.   

 




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: March 12, 2009 12:52 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/9/09

If Matt Leinart can't win the starting job from Kurt Warner by the time Warner's contract is up, then he should hang it up & officially consider himself a bust.

 

Hell, we'll take Leinart over her in San Francisco if you guys don't want him.  LOL.  He's an upgrade over what we've got.      




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: March 12, 2009 9:53 am
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/9/09

 With QB signing on for two more years with the , former 1st round pick QB faces the possibility of not being the starter until 2011; when he will be 28. However, Leinart is not disgruntled and has not asked for a trade. He intends to stay in Arizona with the team that drafted him, and compete for the starting job.

 

If Matt Leinart can't win the starting job from Kurt Warner by the time Warner's contract is up, then he should hang it up & officially consider himself a bust.   




Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2009 12:40 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/9/09

 Is Orlando Pace too old to take a chance on?  We could use some help on the O-line.

 

Steeler3 - I don't think the issue with Orlando Pace has as much to do with his age as it does his health.  Many good NFL Tackles play well into their late 30's before hanging up their cleats.   If Pace can stay healthy, then I would say yes - he's worth taking a chance on. 




Since: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2009 12:26 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/9/09

Looks like LaDanian Tomlinson is staying right where he is - in San Diego.  So much for Drew Brees' wishes.  LOL.  Good luck with Reggie Bush as your starting RB.  Laughing 




Since: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2009 9:32 am
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/9/09

Orlando Pace is in his early 30's.  He's not young anymore, but some O-linemen play until they're almost 40 before they retire.  If the Steelers think Orlando Pace can help, they should sign him.   




Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: March 10, 2009 9:24 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/9/09

Thanks for the info.  Let us know if Kurt Warner is serious about restructering his contract to keep Bolden, and hey, the Steelers are actually talking to some people this week.  Is Orlando Pace too old to take a chance on?  We could use some help on the O-line. 




Since: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: March 10, 2009 4:36 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/9/09

LT still has a good year or two left in him.  He'll land somewhere.   



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