Free Agent Rumor - Football Wiretap
Delhomme Will Work Out For Houston
Badly in need of a quarterback, the Texans will work out veteran free-agent Jake Delhomme on Tuesday. Delhomme, a 36-year-old who has thrown for 20,764 yards and 125 yards with 101 interceptions in 10 NFL seasons, played for the Browns in 2010. Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Monday the team would sign another quarterback, but he maintained he plans to move forward with rookie T.J. Yates and veteran Kellen Clemens at the position.
Daunte Culpepper Still Waiting For Call
Daunte Culpepper is still waiting for a call from an NFL team to resume his football career. The Texans may become an option after the season-ending injury suffered by Matt Leinart on Sunday. He was making his first start in place of Matt Schaub (foot). "I have been preparing all summer and have continued to work out six days a week throughout this season, waiting for an opportunity to show a team that I am ready, willing and able to contribute where I am needed," Culpepper told Pro Football Talk.
Team Is 'Very Interested' In Terrell Owens
Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for free-agent wide receiver Terrell Owens, says there is one team "very interested" in his client. Owens has not played in the NFL this season.
Report: Browns Hope To Sign LB Jackson To Long-Term Deal
The Browns are interested in locking in linebacker D'Qwell Jackson to a new long-term contract before he becomes a free agent this offseason, according to a league source. Browns officials have yet to engage Jackson in negotiations. "I'm sure they're going to wait to see how they finish the season," the source told The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Jackson has become the centerpiece of the team's defense, boasting a team-high 91 tackles.
Falcons Try Out Four Defensive Backs
The Falcons tried out four defensive backs this week, according to a league source. They auditioned former Bengals and Colts cornerback Morgan Trent, former Panthers cornerback Robert McClain, former Giants cornerback Brian Williams and former Dolphins cornerback Nathan Jones.
Source: Bears Will Try To Claim Orton
The Bears will try to claim quarterback Kyle Orton, let go on Tuesday by the Broncos, on waivers. Chicago lost starter Jay Cutler to a thumb injury this week. Orton was once Cutler's backup in Denver and has played for the Bears earlier in his career. If another team claims him, it will be responsible for about $3 million in salary, which is what remains of his roughly $9 million contract for 2011. If nobody claims him, he'll be free to sign with anybody.
Rashean Mathis Hopes To Re-Sign With Jaguars
Rashean Mathis will be a free agent after the season and hopes to re-sign with the Jaguars. "I definitely would rather play here than anywhere else," Mathis told The Florida Times-Union. "... If it's meant to be, it will be. The things that I can control, I will control, and that's my rehab, that's getting back stronger, getting back healthy." Mathis already has started his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is scheduled for surgery on Nov. 28. "Whatever it's going to be, I'm going to beat the curve," Mathis said. "Whatever month they say I should be running, I'll be ahead of it."
Could Steve Smith Return To Giants?
Despite his bitter divorce from the Giants, many believe wide receiver Steve Smith could return to New York as soon as next season. Smith is expecting a rude reception from fans in New Jersey tonight as he visits as a member of the Eagles. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that people who know Smith think he'd love to return to the Giants after the season, and that he believes the Giants are the best fit for him.
DeSean Jackson Admits Contract Status Has Distracted Him
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who was benched for Sunday's loss to the Cardinals after missing a meeting on Saturday, sat down with Michael Irvin on Tuesday. Jackson told Irvin that he'd seen other players miss or be late for meetings and they still played the following Sunday. He also revealed that he hasn't been able to be his fun-loving self this season because of the distractions over his contract.
LeSean McCoy Fires, Re-Hires Rosenhaus
Roughly a week after firing Drew Rosenhaus, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has decided to return to the agent. Rosenhaus told Pro Football Talk that McCoy has signed a new representation agreement, and that the agreement has been filed with the NFLPA. McCoy's contract expires after the 2012 season. He's currently second in the league in rushing, and he set a franchise record on Sunday by scoring a touchdown in his ninth straight game.
Moss Turned Down Two Teams, Would Listen To Patriots
Randy Moss has told one veteran member of the Patriots that the team is the only one for which the retired wide receiver would play.
Cardinals Want To Sign Campbell To Extension
Arizona general manager Rod Graves said the Cardinals are entering a period where they will discuss extensions for players.
Shockey Seeks Extension From Panthers
Jeremy Shockey has enjoyed his time with the Panthers and he wants to see through the team's rebuilding process.
GM: Forte Rejected Multiyear Deal In Camp
Jerry Angelo says the Bears made an offer to Matt Forte before training camp this summer, but the running back rejected it.
LeSean McCoy Fires Rosenhaus, Seeking New Deal
LeSean McCoy is searching for both a new agent and a new contract.
Johnson's Deal Allows Titans To Get Out After This Season
The Titans could get out of Chris Johnson's deal after this season having paid the struggling running back just $13 million.
Leigh Bodden Visited With Chiefs
The Patriots surprisingly cut veteran cornerback Leigh Bodden last week and no team claimed him on waivers.
Olsen: Forte's Contract Woes 'A Little Crazy'
Former Bears tight end Greg Olsen finds the team's contract negotiations with running back Matt Forte to be a bit confusing.
Fred Jackson Gets 'Assurance' Of New Deal
Bills running back Fred Jackson has received what he calls "an assurance" from the team that they're open to restructuring his contract.
Fred Jackson Could Receive Extension
Fred Jackson has been one of the most productive players in the NFL this season, but his salary doesn't match his status.
Forte Doesn't Feel Loyalty From Bears
Bears running back Matt Forte isn't feeling much loyalty from the team as contract negotiations continue to be an issue.
Jermichael Finley Open To Receiving Franchise Tag
Jermichael Finley is in the final year of his original rookie contract.