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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."
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.
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, according to ESPN.com. "I really think my days being a Titan [are] over with," Jones told The Tennessean on Saturday. "I enjoyed my stay here. I just think my days as a Titan [are] over with."
Rams' Little: 'I Can Still Do It'
Leonard Little is eager to resume his career with the Rams, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Little was worried that the team might release him heading into the first round of offseason workouts. "I thought about it. I'd spent 10 years here, and it would've been good to end my career here," Little said. "But it's a business before anything else, and I kind of figured that if they were going to (redo the contract), they were going to do it. If not, then I was going to move on somewhere else. I was prepared either way it went."
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.
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.
Titans' Guard Olson Announces Retirement
Titans' guard Benji Olson announced his retirement from football on Thursday after playing over 152 games in ten seasons.
NFL Considers Changing Playoff Seeding
The NFL is considering adjusting its playoff seeding system so that Wild Card teams could end up hosting first-round matchups.
Redskins, Super-Bowl Champion Giants To Open NFL Season
The NFL's Thursday night, 2008 season opener, will match the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins on September 4.
Williams Wants To Be A Lion 'For Life'
After being assured by management that he will not be traded, Lions receiver Roy Williams has decided that he wants to play his entire career with the team.
Green Bay Long Snapper Davis Retires
Long snapper Rob Davis, the last remaining active member of the Packers' 1998 Super Bowl team, retired on Wednesday.
Owners Consider Ruling On Length Of Hair
The Kansas City Chiefs are pushing for a rule change that would prevent players with long hair from covering the names on the back of their jerseys.
Pacman: 'I'm Praying For A Second Chance'
Suspended cornerback Pacman Jones told Michael Irvin on Tuesday that he's "praying for a second chance" in the NFL.
Bailey Concerned Over Elam's Departure
Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey is concerned about the departure of kicker Jason Elam.
Jets, WR Coles Near New Deal
The Jets and wide receiver Laveranues Coles are reportedly close to agreeing on a long-term contract extension.
Source: Pats Not Interested In Pacman
The New England Patriots are reportedly not interested in cornerback Pacman Jones.
Chiefs Looking To Trade Or Cut Huard?
The Chiefs don't appear to have veteran quarterback Damon Huard in their short-term plans.
Jets' Coles Shows Up At Camp
Laveranues Coles showed up at Jets' camp on Monday after sitting out the first week of action.
Favre Has Yet To File Retirement Paperwork
Packers' quarterback Brett Favre has yet to file his retirement paperwork.
49ers Forfeit Draft Pick In Briggs' Tampering
The San Francisco 49ers have forfeited their fifth-round pick in next month's NFL draft after being deemed guilty of tampering with Bears LB Lance Briggs.
Agent: Titans' Haynesworth Skips Offseason Workouts
The Titans have started their offseason program without DT Albert Haynesworth.