Posted on: March 1, 2010 8:59 am

Trade buzz for cornerback Antonio Cromartie

According to the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have spoken to the Chargers about a potential trade for cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

Cromartie had 10 interceptions in 2007, but has had only five interceptions over the past two seasons.  He has fallen out of favor because of a lack of physical play and off-the-field issues.
Posted on: February 24, 2010 11:29 am

Will Rams trade away No. 1 pick?

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the new ownership of the Rams franchise, along with the troubled state of the team itself, has a lot of wild rumors swirling about possible changes on the horizon.

One of the hottes rumors, according to the report, is that the Rams may trade their No. 1 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for QB Josh Johnson and a combination of draft picks in the first, second or third rounds.

One such scenario would only bump the Rams down to the No. 3 pick, which would be a relatively small price to pay if their most coveted draft prospect isn't expected to be drafted first or second overall.

Another rumor the story mentions is the possibility of stealing QB Michael Vick away from Philadelphia.

Posted on: February 24, 2010 11:15 am

Eagles QB situation still uncertain

According to the Philadelphia Daily News , the Eagles are publicly putting forth the attitude that QB Donovan McNabb -- scheduled to rake in an estimated $11 million next season -- will remain with the team.

There has been no official indication from the Eagles that they are looking to unload McNabb or his backup QBs, Kevin Kolb or Michael Vick . All three would be in the final year of their contract if they remained with the Eagles for the 2010 season. However, the Eagles also have reportedly confirmed that other teams have inquired about all three QBs.

The story notes that there is a strong chance that Vick (who would make $5 million this year) will be traded before the NFL Draft in April. McNabb remains a question mark as well, but for now, the official stance is that he's staying in Philly.

When asked recently about locker room leadership in the wake of Brian Westbrook's release, head coach Andy Reid acted as though McNabb's status was a given.

"Well, Donovan is obviously here," he replied, according to the Daily News.
Posted on: February 24, 2010 10:32 am

Crumpler awaits word on status with Titans

The Nashville City Paper reports that while tight end Alge Crumpler hopes to return to the Titans, there is no movement on his status with the team.

"There's nothing going on right now. All is quiet," Crumpler's agent James Williams was quoted as saying. "I have talked to [Titans Executive VP Mike] Reinfeldt some, and I expect we'll talk again at the appropriate time."

Williams also commented in the story that Crumpler maintains a residence in Nashville and would enjoy remaining with the Titans.

Crumpler's role changed when he arrived in Tennessee from the Atlanta Falcons two years ago. Last season, he was mostly utilized in schemes that allowed Chris Johnson to have a breakout season with over 2,000 rushing yards.
Posted on: February 24, 2010 10:22 am

Franchise tag on the way for Steelers' Hampton?

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers are attempting to retain the services of nose tackle Casey Hampton without the use of their franchise tag, but they aren't ruling that out as a last resort.

If the Steelers tag Hampton, it will lock him down as a Steeler for a minimum of one more season and guarantee him a salary comparable to those of the highest paid linemen in the league.

The story noted that tagging Hampton would avert the short-term possibility of losing him to another team and buy the Steelers some negotiating time if they plan to offer him a more extensive long term deal.

Posted on: February 22, 2010 3:32 pm

Moss expects to leave Patriots after 2010 season

Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss believes the upcoming season will probably be his last in New England, according to comments published by the Boston Globe .

Moss spoke on the issue Sunday while appearing at a charity event hosted by Heath Evans, himself a former Patriot.

"I understand the beast, the nature of it," Moss said, as quoted on the Globe's website.

"I don't think they're going to re-sign me back. So, after this season if there is not a lockout I'll be looking for a new team."
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Posted on: February 19, 2010 9:01 am

Miles Austin will stay in Dallas

According to the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys will not use the franchise tag on wide receiver Miles Austin if there is not a new collective bargaining agreement by March 5.

Since Austin is a restricted free agent, the Cowboys can put the highest tender possible on Austin - $3.68 million. This will require a team to spend first- and third-round picks as compensation should Dallas not match an offer.

The only problem with this plan is that the deadline to place the franchise tag on a player is Feb. 25. If the league and the NFL Players Association reach a deal after that date but before March 5 when free agency begins, Austin would become an unrestricted free agent and it would be too late for the team to put the franchise tag on him.
Posted on: February 19, 2010 8:51 am

Mawae expected to test free agency

Titans center Kevin Mawae is expected to test the free-agent market, according to the Tennessean.

Titans General Manager Mike Reinfeldt might not offer the 39-year-old Mawae a new contract before free agency begins on March 5.

The Titans signed guard Eugene Amano to a five-year deal Wednesday and there are indications that the team will promote fourth-year pro Leroy Harris to starter at center.
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