March 2008 - Football Wiretap
Herm Says Chiefs Have Shut Door On Law
Herm Edwards says that the team is done with free-agent cornerback Ty Law, according to the Boston Herald. "We?re going in a different direction, and Ty knows that," Edwards said. "We had a great conversation at the end of the season. He knew at the end of the season we were probably going in this direction." "He can still play," Edwards added. "He can still play. He?ll play somewhere."
Minnesota Looking To Add Houston's Rosenfels
The Minnesota Vikings are looking to acquire quarterback Sage Rosenfels from the Houston Texans, according to the Star Tribune. The team would love to make him the the backup behind Tarvaris Jackson. They list adding Rosenfels to their roster as priorities even with that of signing wide receiver Bernard Berrian and safety Madieu Williams.
Owners Approve 50 Percent Sale Of Dolphins To Stephen Ross
NFL owners unanimously approved Wayne Huizenga?s sale of 50 percent of the Dolphins to Stephen Ross on Monday at the league meetings, according to an Associated Press report. Huizenga will remain as managing partner of the club for the near future, setting no timetable for when Ross will take command. Ross is spending about $550M for his share of the team.
Report: Jets Owner Commits To Mangini, GM For '09
When the Jets threw more than $140M at free agents this offseason, their expectations seemed clear: Another four-win season, as they had in 2007, would be intolerable. The Jets did not sit on their money during the free agency signing period, and they also dealt for a defensive lineman. Their additions this offseason: Introducing new Jets Position Transaction Alan Faneca G Signed Calvin Pace DE/LB Signed Damien Woody T Signed Tony Richardson RB Signed Kris Jenkins DL Acquired Jesse Chatman RB Signed Bubba Franks TE Signed Yet the front office has made it clear it has no intention of operating under a win-now mentality in 2008 after owner Woody Johnson said Sunday coach Eric Mangini and GM Mike Tannenbaum would "absolutely" keep their jobs for 2009 regardless of how the coming season pans out, according to an ESPN.com report.
Pats To Bring McFadden In For Talk
The Patriots are planning to bring running back Darren McFadden in for a talk before the 2008 NFL Draft, according to the Boston Globe. New England has the seventh overall selection in the draft, with RealGM's NFL insider Jeff Risdon listing McFadden as the fourth selection in the Draft.
Pricetag For $1B Cowboys' Stadium Rising
The new stadium for the Cowboys, initially expected to cost around $1 billion, could increase in price, according to the Dallas Business Journal. Expenditures have already cost the city of Arlington an additional $80,000 since February, and the bills are expected to begin piling up. The main culprit for the spike in costs has been increased internet rates, something the team and city are at the mercy of as they work towards completing the new building.
Ogden: No Minicamp, Undecided On Future
Jonathan Ogden plans to decide whether or not he will retire before late April's NFL Draft, according to the Baltimore Sun. "If I can't play football the way I'm used to [playing], then I'm not going to [return]," Ogden said Sunday. "If I think I can, I want to give it a shot." He won't be able to participate in the Ravens' early minicamps because of a lingering toe injury and remains undecided on his future in the NFL. "If I had to make a decision today, I probably would say I would retire," Ogden said. "That's why I'm not making it right now. I want to feel good. Last year, I was injured the entire season, and it [stunk]. I don't want to go through that again."
Patriots: Brady's Ankle Is Fine
Hobbled by an ankle sprain towards the end of New England's playoff run, Tom Brady checked out fine recently, according to the Boston Herald. A league source leaked the information to the Herald, and Brady isn't expected to be limited at all during the team's offseason workout programs or minicamps.
Source: Pacman Talks With Dallas Stall
Pacman Jones wants to go to Dallas, and the Cowboys apparently want him. How much they'll give up to get him is a different story. A source close to the negotiations told ESPN's Ed Werder on Sunday night that trade talks between the Cowboys and Titans have stalled over the issue of compensation.
Finnerty Signs With Broncos
Free-agent quarterback Cullen Finnerty has signed a deal with the Denver Broncos, according to the Livingston Daily. Denver now has four quarterbacks on their roster: Finnerty, Jay Cutler, Patrick Ramsey, and Darrell Hackney.
Pacman Believes He's Done With Titans
Pacman Jones is confident that he's done with the Titans and he has already selected a number to wear for the Cowboys.
Rams' Little: 'I Can Still Do It'
Leonard Little is eager to resume his career with the Rams.
Paterno: Decides Against Greeting Former President Clinton
Penn Sate Coach Joe Paterno, a noted Republican, says he thought long and hard before deciding against greeting Bill Clinton, when the former president visited the campus.
Garrard's Contract Will Be Romo-Like
The Jaguars and quarterback David Garrard aren't in a rush to come to terms on a contract extension, but rumor is that the pact could rival the one Dallas gave Tony Romo.
Dallas Rules Out Trade Into Top Five For McFadden
Jerry Jones has ruled out making a trade that would put the Cowboys in position to select running back Darren McFadden in next month's NFL Draft.
Safety Crocker Signs Deal With Dolphins
Free-agent safety Chris Crocker signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins on Friday.
Panthers Sign G Milford Brown
Carolina signed guard Milford Brown on Friday in an attempt to overhaul their offensive line.
Browns Re-Sign OL McKinney To One-Year Deal
OL Seth McKinney has signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Browns.
Titans Sign Chris Carr To Offer Sheet
Restricted free agent CB/KR Chris Carr has signed an offer sheet with the Tennessee Titans.
Raiders Sign DE Kalimba Edwards
The Oakland Raiders signed DE Kalimba Edwards to a 2-year deal on Friday as they try to improve their pass rush.
Trial Of Accused In Taylor's Death Postponed
A Miami judge has postponed the trial of the four men who have been accused of slaying Redskins' safety Sean Taylor until August.
Draft Prospect Benedict Found Dead At Home
Heath Benedict, an offensive lineman from Newberry College in South Carolina, was found dead at his home on Thursday.
Texans Add Safety Ferguson
The Texans added safety Nick Ferguson to their roster on Thursday afternoon.
Ankle Surgery Slows New England's Watson
Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson underwent left ankle surgery a few weeks ago.
Titans' Guard Olson Announces Retirement
Titans' guard Benji Olson announced his retirement from football on Thursday after playing over 152 games in ten seasons.
Jets, Coles Agree To Extension
The Jets and wide receiver Laveranues Coles agreed to terms on a contract extension on Thursday.
Placekicker Olindo Mare Signs With Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks on Thursday signed veteran placekicker Olindo Mare.
Dallas Increases Offer For Pacman
In addition to the offer of a 7th round pick for Pacman Jones, the Cowboys have also included a current player from their roster.
Denver Offers Mare Deal
The Denver Broncos have offered free-agent kicker Olindo Mare a contract.