Posted on: February 16, 2010 11:36 am

Teams interested in receiver Bryant

Wide receiver Antonio Bryant received $9.88 million in 2009 after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed the franchise tag on him.

He had a career year in 2008, which resulted in 83 passes for 1,248 yards and seven touchdowns.

Tampa Bay won't be placing the franchise tag on Bryant again this season, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, because the price is way too high for a soon-to-be 29-year-old wideout who spent the better portion of the 2009 season battling a knee injury.

The Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots could be interested in Bryant.
Posted on: February 16, 2010 11:28 am

Vincent Jackson probably not heading to Miami

According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins said they love Chargers restricted free agent receiver Vincent Jackson. But, acquiring him is unlikely because San Diego can match any offer or get draft-pick compensation (likely first- and third-rounders).

A more realistic option could be unrestricted free agent Antonio Bryant, who the Buccaneers could be unlikely to re-sign.

Posted on: February 16, 2010 11:21 am

49ers to franchise Aubrayo Franklin

According to the San Jose Mercury News, the 49ers will use the franchise-tag designation on defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin unless both sides can agree upon a multiyear agreement by the Feb. 25 deadline for the franchise designation.

 The price tag for franchised defensive tackles is $7 million for 2010.
Posted on: February 16, 2010 11:16 am

Vanden Bosch thinks he done with Titans

Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch thinks his playing days with Titans are over, according to the Tennessean.

Vanden Bosch believes the team thinks he's washed up and won't re-sign him.

The Titans haven't reached out to Vanden Bosch's agent to talk about a contract.
Posted on: February 12, 2010 11:48 am

Gailey to evaluate Bills QB situation

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that Bills head coach Chan Gailey acknowledges that the Bills need to take a close look at their quarterback situation and get the best possible player for that spot.

At a media session on Thursday, Gailey remarked that the NFL is now a QB-driven league, and the Bills must respond to that trend.

"It hasn't always been that way," Gailey said in the report, "but it seems to have become more so in the last decade. You have to have a quality player there."

He declined to say whether the answer is to replace current Bills QBs Trent Edwards , Ryan Fitzpatrick , both or neither. He also wouldn't commit to scoping out the draft for a QB prospect or playing the free agency market, although all options appear to be on the table.

"I think that decision will play out once you get a complete evaluation of the guys in the draft, a complete evaluation of the guys you've got, and a complete evaluation of the guys out there available in free agency or on the trading block," he said. "It's too early for me to say."

Posted on: February 12, 2010 10:58 am
Edited on: February 12, 2010 1:57 pm

Report: Titans offer contract to Jones (Updated)

The Tennessean reports that the Titans have offered a contract to former Jacksonville wide receiver Matt Jones , citing a person close to the matter.

The story noted that Jones worked out for Tennessee last September, but while the Titans maintained interest in him, they never made an offer.

Jones also worked out for the Bengals this week and could be weighing a potential offer from Cincinnati as well.

UPDATE: Bengals it is .

Posted on: February 11, 2010 3:11 pm

Reggie Bush in free agency

According to the Detroit News the Saints could ask Reggie Bush to restructure his contract or be released if he refuses.

There are a number of teams that could be interested in Bush.

The Seahawks need a running back and who knows Bush better than his former college coach, Pete Carroll, who was hired last month from Southern California.

Bush could provide the Lions with a home-run threat. 

It is believed that the 49ers would be interested in Bush as a steady backup to Frank Gore.
Posted on: February 11, 2010 3:05 pm

Tashard Choice could be headed to Chargers

The Dallas Morning News reports that Tashard Choice heard the trade rumor that involved him going to San Diego for cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

Choice wants to run the ball more and contribute but he said it's a tough situation with Marion Barber and Felix Jones sharing carries.

Barber led the Cowboys with 932 yards on 214 carries. Jones had 685 yards on 116 carries. Choice was the third-man in and had 64 carries for 349 yards.

At the end of the year he expressed some frustration with not getting more work during the year.

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