July 2011 - Football Wiretap
Braylon Edwards On Arizona's Radar
The Cardinals are believed to have free-agent wide receiver Braylon Edwards on their radar. Edwards isn't going to re-sign with the Jets.
Could Panthers Use Asante Samuel?
The Panthers will show interest in veteran cornerback Asante Samuel if the Eagles make him available, according to a source. However, Samuel's big contract would be a stumbling block in a potential trade with the Panthers, who committed more than $272 million last week to five of their core players. The Panthers likely would need Samuel to restructure his contract.
Marcedes Lewis Plans To End Holdout
Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis will end his short holdout on Monday by reporting to camp with the team. "Basically they still are negotiating but I'm tired of not being with my team! And I need to be there..." Lewis told The Florida Times-Union via text message. The Jaguars franchised Lewis in February and the Pro Bowl tight end signed his franchise tender in March. The franchise tag would pay him $7.3 million for a one-year deal, but Lewis does not want to play for a one-year deal.
Marshall Reveals Personality Disorder
Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall says he was diagnosed earlier this year with borderline personality disorder. The disorder has been known to stem from things such as unstable personal relationships, a negative self-image and a fear of failure. He made the decision to go public with the issue to raise awareness, and says he plans to eventually lobby Congress for funding to assist research efforts. "For so long, I've been just trying to get help. I've been seeking help," Marshall said. "I've been talking with doctors since I've been in the NFL. No one has ever helped me. So I was praying there was a treatment out there for what I suffered from and there was."
Bills, Barnett Agree On $12M Deal
The Bills have agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal with former Packers linebacker Nick Barnett. Barnett will earn a guaranteed $6 million.
Packers, James Jones Agree To Deal
The Packers have agreed to terms with free-agent wide receiver James Jones on a three-year deal, according to a source. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that both quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Donald Driver urged Green Bay to retain Jones.
Titans, Graham Agree To Three-Year Deal
The Titans and veteran tight-end Daniel Graham have agreed to terms on a three-year deal.
Dixon Not At Camp, Wants Trade From Steelers
Steelers restricted free-agent quarterback Dennis Dixon did not sign his tender and has yet to report to training camp. Dixon's agent, Jeff Sperbeck, says that his client prefers a chance to compete for another team. "Dennis would love the opportunity to start," Sperbeck said. "Yes, we would look forward to an opportunity for a trade -- it's a starting opportunity we're looking for."
Ravens, Leach Reach Three-Year Deal
The Ravens have agreed to a three-year deal with fullback Vonta Leach. Leach will earn $11 million over the life of the contract.
Todd Heap Signs With Cardinals
Todd Heap, a long-time tight end with the Ravens, has signed on to play for the Cardinals. Heap was born and raised in Arizona and played his college ball at Arizona State. The Ravens released Heap last week and he's drawn interest from several teams, including the Jets.
Fabian Washington, Saints Reach Deal
The 28-year-old Washington is entering his seventh season out of Nebraska.
Vikings, Ponder Reach Agreement
Christian Ponder was the 12th overall pick out of Florida State in April's draft.
Asomugha: Eagles Have 'Championship Feel'
Nnamdi Asomugha was a three-time Pro Bowler with the Raiders.
Jets, Raiders Targeting Cromartie
The Jets and the Raiders are the teams showing the most consistent interest in Antonio Cromartie.
Raiders, Michael Huff Agree To Terms
Oakland wanted to re-sign Michael Huff last season, but a little-known rule prevented them from doing so.
Cardinals, Peterson Agree To Contract
Patrick Peterson will make $18.5 million over his first four NFL seasons.
Tatupu Seeks Release From Seahawks
The Seahawks wanted Lofa Tatupu to take a pay cut.
Colts Re-Sign Joseph Addai
Prior to last season, Joseph Addai had led Indianapolis in rushing in four consecutive years.
Stephen Tulloch To Join Detroit
The Lions have signed former Tennessee linebacker Stephen Tulloch to a one-year deal worth $3.35 million.
Haynesworth Passes Conditioning Test
Albert Haynesworth practiced with New England on Sunday morning.
Burress Will Sign With Jets
Plaxico Burress will make $3.017 million with New York.
Bears Sign Barber To Two-Year Deal
The Bears have signed former Cowboys running back Marion Barber to a two-year contract.
GM: 49ers Ready To Move On Without Gore
Frank Gore, the heart of San Francisco's offense, is in the final year of his deal.
Eagles Trade Bunkley To Browns For Pick
The Eagles signed Cullen Jenkins, making Brodrick Bunkley expendable.
Jets, Edwards Definitely Parting Ways
The Jets don't have the cap space to bring back Braylon Edwards.
Rams Sign Sims-Walker To One-Year Deal
Mike Sims-Walker will give Sam Bradford another target.
Samuel Doesn't Want Trade; Eagles Fielding Calls
All of a sudden, Asante Samuel is Philadelphia's third cornerback.