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NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/13/09

Posted on: March 13, 2009 2:20 pm
 

 Not much going on right now, but here's the latest.  Enjoy: 

Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones believes the release of Terrell Owens will allow Tony Romo to spread the ball around more. Sam Hurd said the same thing the day Owens was cut. Jones said the decision to cut loose Owens had little to do with locker room chemistry, but he admits it had something to do with on-field chemistry. When you have a receiver like Owens, quarterbacks cater to him whether they know it or not. He was the target of 140 throws last season, tied for ninth in the NFL. He needs, wants, craves the football and even when he was the intended target 20 times against Washington -- whether the passes were catchable or not -- he wasn't happy.

 

The Eagles have contacted the agent for Bills free agent linebacker Angelo Crowell but have not made a contract offer, NFL.com is reporting. Crowell is represented by Todd France, who also represents Brian Westbrook. Crowell visited Detroit on Wednesday and Tampa Bay on Monday, according to the report. St. Louis also has expressed interest.

 

General Manager Rod Graves denied a report by profootballtalk.com that the team is "shopping" receiver Anquan Boldin to potential trade partners. The report was attributed to an unnamed NFL source. Via text message, Graves said the Cardinals position regarding Boldin has not changed. Boldin first asked for a trade about a year ago, and the Cardinals have consistently said they were not interested in trading the Pro Bowl receiver. Graves, however, has left open the possibility that the team's stance could one day change. Boldin has two years remaining on a four-year extension signed in 2005. That extension was worth about $23 million in new money, including $10 million in bonuses. Boldin recently backed off a promise never to re-sign with the Cardinals. Through his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, Boldin said he would be willing to re-sign provided an offer was forthcoming in a reasonable amount of time.

 

The Vikings' plan remains to have Sage Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson compete for the starting job in training camp. There are no plans for any trading or for free-agency signings. The defending NFC North Division champions plan next to improve through the draft.

 

Note to NFL linebackers: Gisele Bundchen gives some insight into the psyche of the starting quarterback of the New England Patriots that you may find useful as you try to take his head off next year. In the cover story of Harper Bazaar's April issue, Bundchen says Tom Brady, her new husband, is "very naive, almost like a child."

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Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: March 19, 2009 3:49 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/13/09

Sorry, everyone.  Been crazy busy at the job.  I will get an updated NFL Tidbits & Rumors out there by tomorrow afternoon.   

Have a good day, all. 




Since: Dec 26, 2007
Posted on: March 19, 2009 3:34 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/13/09

The ' plan remains to have and compete for the starting job in training camp. There are no plans for any trading or for free-agency signings. The defending NFC North Division champions plan next to improve through the draft.

 

Hey, why the hell not take a QB in the draft?  The Ravens made out OK with Joe Flacco.   Laughing




Since: Dec 26, 2007
Posted on: March 19, 2009 11:46 am
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/13/09

  would cut Owens in a heartbeat. He's just to demanding. I don't know if the bills should have picked him up. After what he did in Philly, no one should pick him up and save his job.

 

 

At least the Bills did the smart thing; only a one year contract. 




Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2009 4:46 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/13/09

 Hey, CHarlie - anything on the Bengals?  When's your next update post? 




Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2009 9:24 am
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/13/09

When the media reports on something, there's usually some truth to it.  Honestly, though, I'd be shocked if this trade actually happens.  Why help the Patriots get better?   



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Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: March 17, 2009 3:04 pm
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Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: March 17, 2009 12:09 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/13/09

 Any info on all the trading going on? I'd like to hear about some big trade offers.

The biggest news at the moment is the Patriots in talks with the Panthers about a possible trade that would send DE Julius Peppers to the Patriots for an exchange of 2nd round draft picks.  Panthers would get Patriots 2nd round pick, which is much higher than theirs.  Just talk at the moment; nothing set in stone yet. 



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Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: March 17, 2009 11:53 am
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Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: March 16, 2009 7:20 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/13/09

I would cut Owens in a heartbeat. He's just to demanding. I don't know if the bills should have picked him up. After what he did in Philly, no one should pick him up and save his job.




Since: Mar 2, 2009
Posted on: March 13, 2009 8:37 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - Updated 3/13/09

 As I see this one, it doesn't even make a difference what happens with Anquan Boldin. It might pay off for for another team having him but the way that Larry Fitzgerald is playing right now it doesn't matter who plays across the field from him because that offense is potent with him on the field, no matter what. Ok maybe I over-played that a bit and maybe I am just wishing that part of that wide-out threat that kills my Seahawks disappears. Either way, in the division or not, you have to love Larry Fitzgerald, Boldin is good but wouldn't be even close to the loss to the Cardinals as Larry would be.



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