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Vikings Owner Didn't Think Moss Would Be Traded
Zygi Wilf didn't think that the Vikings were going to trade Randy Moss when he was negotiating to buy the team. "When we were negotiating to buy the team, I had an understanding that [former Vikings owner] Red McCombs wouldn't trade anybody, especially Moss," Wilf told the Star Tribune. "But he did trade him."
Irvin Thinks QB Controversy Is Coming In Philly
Michael Irvin believes that a quarterback controversy is on the horizon in Philadelphia. "I'm not sure you're going to have to wait that long," Irvin told USA Today of the Eagles having an issues with Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick.
Broncos Could Face Huge Issue At QB
The Broncos could be in trouble if Kyle Orton's finger injury keep him out of their season opener. Chris Simms, the team's backup, may not be ready to play in the opener because of a high-ankle sprain, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Brady Expects To Play 'If Coach Lets Me'
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady expects to play this week if coach Bill Belichick allows him to. Brady took a big hit from Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth on Friday night and reportedly left with a sore shoulder. "I have bumps and bruises," Brady said on WEEI in Boston. "It's a physical game. Like I said, I fell a little bit awkwardly, but I'm expecting to be out there and I'm expecting to play this week, if Coach let's me. We'll just see how the week goes." New England will face the Giants on Thursday in their preseason finale.
Chiefs Fire Chan Gailey As O-Coordinator
The Chiefs have fired Chan Gailey as offensive coordinator, according to an Associated Press report. The Chiefs said head coach Todd Haley would address Gailey?s status with the team after Monday?s practice.
Bruschi Retires After 13-Years
Tedy Bruschi retired Monday after a 13-year NFL career in which he won three Super Bowl titles with the Patriots, as reported by the Associated Press. ?I?m 36 years old,? Bruschi said at a news conference. ?Your body doesn?t heal as quickly.?
Tomlin Says Ben's Lawsuit Kept Steelers From Targeting Vick
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin hinted on Sunday that the team didn't chase Michael Vick hard because of Ben Roethlisberger's legal issues. "Given some of the things that my quarterback was going through, I didn't think it was the appropriate time to add another quarterback to the mix," Tomlin told NBC's Bob Costas. "He's going through somewhat of a trying time with the civil allegation, a case against him. I didn't want to do anything that was less than supportive to Ben."
Source: Pats Could Target Feeley
After cutting ties with Kevin O'Connell, sources claim that the Patriots could target A.J. Feeley. Feeley may become expendable in Philadelphia after the addition of Michael Vick, but sources also claim that the Eagles won't part ways with Feeley until they know how long Vick will be suspended. The Eagles also have Kevin Kolb, but Feeley is Philadelphia's only experienced quarterback behind starter Donovan McNabb.
Sinorice Moss Upset Over Playing Time
Sinorice Moss was upset after being used sparingly in the Giants' preseason loss to the Jets on Saturday. Moss didn't make his first appearance in the game until midway through the third quarter when he returned a kickoff. "You have to ask the coach," Moss told the New York Post. "I have no explanation. I really don't know what to say about what happened. When I did step on the field, I went out and did my best." Moss added that it was the most upset he's ever been in New York. "Of course, you don't think I'll be frustrated? I am. There's nothing I can do. I'm not the coach," the receiver added.
Original Whizzinator Bought By Minnesota Bar Owner
An owner of a sports bar has purchased "The Original Whizzinator" at an auction. Matt Little, the owner of Buster's Sports Bar & Grill in Mankato, won the item for $750. The Whizzinator will displayed in his bar's memorabilia section next to jerseys of Adrian Peterson and Justin Morneau. Former Vikings running back Onterrio Smith was famously caught with the device at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in May 2005.
Nicks May Have Emerged As Giants' Top Threat
Rookie wide receiver Hakeem Nicks may have established himself as the Giants' top target.
McDaniels Takes Subtle Shot At Cutler
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels took a subtle shot at Jay Cutler following Sunday night's preseason battle between Chicago and Denver.
Reports: Tedy Bruschi To Retire
It is being reported that Tedy Bruschi will announce his retirement at a news conference on Monday.
Young Still Tennessee's No. 2 Quarterback
Vince Young is still listed second on the depth chart of the Titans.
Broncos Intend To Keep Marshall
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels claims that the team intends to keep receiver Brandon Marshall.
Niners' McCloughan Upbeat On Crabtree
49ers general manager Scot McCloughan still believes that he'll get first-round pick Michael Crabtree signed.
Favre Will Play Entire First Half Against Texans
Brett Favre is expected to play the entire first half of Minnesota's preseason game against Houston on Monday.
Coordinator: Vick Doesn't Disrupt Eagles' Flow
Eagles coordinator Marty Mornhinweg doesn't think Michael Vick has disrupted the team's offensive flow.
Source: Patriots Cut Kevin O'Connell
The Patriots have released quarterback Kevin O'Connell in a surprise move, a source told ESPN's John Clayton.
Source: No Deal Yet For Andre Smith
The Bengals still don't have a deal in place with first-round pick Andre Smith.
Cassel Leaves Loss With Leg Injury
The Chiefs lost quarterback Matt Cassel in their preseason loss to the Seahawks on Saturday night.
Quinn Outplays Anderson Against Titans
Brady Quinn outplayed Derek Anderson in Cleveland's preseason win over Tennessee on Saturday night.
49ers Punter Lee Hits Cowboys Video Boards
San Francisco punter Andy Lee hit the infamous video board in Dallas on Saturday night in warmups.
Pats: Brady Didn't Leave With Injury
The Patriots claim that Tom Brady didn't leave Friday's preseason game because of a shoulder injury.
Ochocinco Fined For Orange Chinstrap
Chad Ochocinco has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for wearing an orange chinstrap in Thursday's preseason game against the Rams.
Cutler, McDaniels Not Excited To Meet
Jay Cutler and Josh McDaniels aren't excited to see each other on Sunday night.
Sellers Apologizes For Throwing Flag
Redskins fullback Mike Sellers has apologized for throwing the American flag to the ground during lineup introductions on Friday.
Vick Will Play In Preseason Finale
Michael Vick will play for the Eagles in their preseason finale on Thursday.
Buccaneers Name Leftwich Starting QB
The Buccaneers have announced that Byron Leftwich will be their starting quarterback entering the 2009 season.