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Braylon Edwards On Arizona's Radar

Jul 31, 2011 5:44 PM

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.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor

Marcedes Lewis Plans To End Holdout

Jul 31, 2011 5:42 PM

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.

Florida Times-Union

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Free Agent Rumor

Jets, Raiders Targeting Cromartie

Jul 31, 2011 12:20 PM

The Jets and the Raiders are the teams showing the most consistent interest in free-agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie, according to The NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

Jason La Canfora/NFL Network

Tags: New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor

Burress Will Sign With Jets

Jul 31, 2011 12:06 PM

The Jets will sign Plaxico Burress to a one-year contract, the team announced on Sunday. The deal is worth $3.017 million, fully guaranteed, according to sources. The Jets, who showed interest two years ago before Burress served a 20-month prison sentence on gun charges, stepped up their pursuit Friday, the same day Burress visited the Giants.

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Tags: New York Jets, Free Agent Rumor

GM: 49ers Ready To Move On Without Gore

Jul 30, 2011 10:16 PM

49ers general manager Trent Baalke says he expects holdout Frank Gore to play with the team this season, but is prepared to move forward without the Pro Bowl running back. Baalke said that he wasn't surprised by Gore's absence in training camp. "I think you always have to be prepared for everything that comes up. So are we prepared to (play without him)? Certainly," Baalke said. "There are other players that are going to have to step up. But at the same time, we fully expect Frank to be back." Gore, the heart of the 49ers offense, is in the final year of his deal.

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Free Agent Rumor

Jets, Edwards Definitely Parting Ways

Jul 30, 2011 5:37 PM

The Jets will not bring back free-agent wide receiver Braylon Edwards, according to a source. New York would like to retain Edwards, but they don't have the salary cap space to do so. Edwards posted 88 receptions and 11 touchdowns in 18 games with the Jets over the past two seasons.

Tags: New York Jets, Free Agent Rumor

Rex Ryan Had Sandler Call Asomugha

Jul 30, 2011 5:28 PM

During the team's pursuit of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, Jets coach Rex Ryan had comedian Adam Sandler call the free-agent to sell him on New York. Asomugha ended up passing on the Jets and Cowboys and signing with the Eagles.

CBS Sports

Tags: New York Jets, Free Agent Rumor

Jets Going After Plaxico Burress

Jul 30, 2011 5:19 PM

The Giants and Steelers have been mentioned as potential suitors for free-agent Plaxico Burress, but the Jets are also interested in the wide receiver. Looking for a No. 2 receiver to start opposite Santonio Holmes, the Jets are giving strong consideration to Burress, according to a source.

Rich Cimini/

Tags: New York Jets, Free Agent Rumor

Jacobs Agrees To New Deal, Opening Door For Bradshaw's Return

Jul 30, 2011 10:28 AM

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has restructured his contract, opening the door for fellow rusher Ahmad Bradshaw to return to the team. Jacobs was scheduled to make $4.65 million for the 2011 season.

New York Post

Tags: New York Giants, Free Agent Rumor

Roethlisberger Wants Burress To Consider Steelers

Jul 30, 2011 10:24 AM

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wants free-agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress to consider signing with the team. Pittsburgh drafted Burress back in 2000. "I've been talking to him," said Roethlisberger, who was a rookie during Burress' final season with the Steelers in 2004. "Plax and I have been talking for the last couple of months. I talked to him the other day and said, 'Would you be interested?' I'm excited for him to come whenever he comes here."

Pittsbrugh Post-Gazette

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Free Agent Rumor

Eagles To Sign Asomugha
The Eagles have swooped in and grabbed cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

Jay Glazer/FOX Sports (via Twitter)

Cowboys Also Out On Asomugha
Dallas appears to be done pursuing Nnamdi Asomugha.

Adam Schefter/

Jets Out Of Asomugha Race
With the Jets reportedly out of the Nnamdi Asomugha race for now, the Cowboys are the presumed front-runner.

Albert Breer/NFL Network

Manning To Colts: I Don't Need To Be Highest-Paid Player
Peyton Manning added that he wants the contract done as soon as possible.

Indianapolis Star

Forte Wants Deal, But Reports To Camp
Matt Forte wants to sign a new contract with the Bears.

Michael Wright/

Jets Restructure Contracts To Prepare For Possible Asomugha Signing
New York redid the contracts of five players to make room for the potential signing of Nnamdi Asomugha.

Asomugha Will Choose Between Jets, Cowboys
Michael Lombardi is reporting that free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha could make a decision by Friday night.

Vikings, Peterson Both Eyeing Long-Term Deal
Adrian Peterson is entering the final season of his contract.

Star Tribune

Cardinals, Stewart Bradley Discussing Deal
Arizona is going after former Philadelphia linebacker Stewart Bradley.

Kent Somers/Arizona Republic (via Twitter)

Willis McGahee To Join Broncos
The running back was released by the Ravens earlier this week.

Umenyiora A No-Show At Camp
Players will be fined $30,000 for each day of camp they miss.

Ohm Youngmisuk/

Jets Want Answer From Asomugha
The Jets have been in a holding period in free agency as they wait for Nnamdi Asomugha's decision.


NFL Reinstates Plaxico Burress
Plaxico Burress is expected to meet with the Giants and Steelers soon.

John Clayton/

Roy Williams Wants To Sign With Bears
Roy Williams would be reunited with Mike Martz in Chicago.

Adam Schefter/

49ers To Release Clements, Return Possible
The 49ers will save $7 million by letting Nate Clements go.

Jason La Canfora/

Vikings Looking At Jones, Edwards
Minnesota needs to find a replacement for Sidney Rice.

John Clayton/ (via Twitter)

Cardinals Urging Porter To Take Pay Cut
Arizona will likely cut Joey Porter if he doesn't accept a pay reduction.

Kent Somers/Arizona Republic (via Twitter)

Vick, Eagles In Initial Stages Of Talks
The Eagles may wait until during the season to give Michael Vick a new contract, but talks have begun.

Pro Football Talk

Texans New Leaders In Asomugha Race
The Jets and 49ers are also reportedly involved in serious negotiations with Nnamdi Asomugha.

Steve Smith Wants To Retire With Panthers
Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith now says he wants to remain with the team now and in the future.

Adam Schefter/