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Reports: Broncos Entertained Trading Cutler

Feb 28, 2009 9:19 PM

Multiple reports have revealed that the Broncos have entertained the idea of trading quarterback Jay Cutler. The Buccaneers and Broncos were reportedly trying to swing a three-team deal that would have sent Matt Cassel from New England to Denver and Cutler from Denver to Tampa Bay, with the Patriots receiving some sort of compensation. The Lions also reportedly inquired about Cutler. "I've heard the rumors," Cutler told Vic Lombardi of CBS in Denver. "I know what they're trying to do. Even though I love Denver and I'd love to remain a Bronco, I know how this business works. If they want me to play somewhere else, so be it."

Pro Football Talk

Tags: Denver Broncos, Trade Rumor

Jets Will Acquire Lito Sheppard Via Trade

Feb 28, 2009 2:32 AM

The Eagles on Saturday are expected to complete a trade which will send Lito Sheppard to the New York Jets for a package of draft picks. Sources from both clubs on Friday night confirmed the trade. Although details of the deal were not available, the Eagles are believed to be receiving a middle-round choice in the 2010 draft and conditional 2011 draft choice. The level of the 2011 choice will be determined by a number of factors including Sheppard's 2009 playing time. Sheppard, 27, is a two-time Pro Bowl defender.


Tags: New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Trade Rumor

Ken Lucaks Kills Trade To Detroit

Feb 26, 2009 2:03 PM

The Panthers tried trading cornerback Ken Lucas to the Detroit Lions. Once the two sides were engaged in discussions, Lucas let it be known that he did not and would not play in Detroit. Thus, trade talks were abandoned even though some in the league thought the trade might go through. The talks are an indication of what Carolina has in mind for Lucas, who is scheduled to make $5.6 million in base salary this season. If Carolina cuts Lucas this week, it will free up $2.375 million against its salary cap.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, Trade Rumor

Texans Will Send Rosenfels To Vikings

Feb 24, 2009 11:19 AM

The trade cannot be consummated until Friday, but the Texans will send quarterback Sage Rosenfels to the Vikings for a fourth-round draft pick. Houston will also waive defensive end Anthony Weaver, who would have made base salaries of $3.5 million this year and $4 million in 2010.

Houston Chronicle

Tags: Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, Trade Rumor

Report: Texans, Vikings Talk Trade

Feb 23, 2009 7:07 PM

The Texans and Vikings are reportedly close to a trade that would send quarterback Sage Rosenfels to Minnesota, possibly for a fourth-round draft pick. The Vikings were also interested in Rosenfels last offseason, but the Texans weren't happy with the offer that was made.


Tags: Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, Trade Rumor

Eagles Will Try To Deal Lito Again?

Feb 22, 2009 8:43 PM

Philadelphia re-signed cornerback Joselio Hanson to a five-year deal worth $21 million, which could open the door for them to trade cornerback Lito Sheppard. Hanson replaced Sheppard as the team's nickel back and played well down the stretch. There were rumors last offseason that the Eagles would trade Sheppard, but they reportedly weren't able to get want they wanted in return.

Pro Football Weekly

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Anderson To Bucs Gaining Steam?

Feb 19, 2009 4:06 PM

The Buccaneers have quite a few quarterbacks under contract, but rumors are beginning to gain steam that they could trade for Cleveland's Derek Anderson.

Tampa Tribune

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Trade Rumor

T.J. To Eagles, Dolphins, 49ers Or Ravens?

Feb 18, 2009 5:42 PM

T.J. Houshmandzadeh's time in Cincinnati appears to be drawing to a close, and a number of teams are expected to show interest in the wide receiver. Seattle, San Francisco, Tennessee, Baltimore, Miami and Philadelphia are said to be in need of a top-flight receiver.

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Trade Rumor

Nothing Fitzgerald Can Do To Keep Boldin In Arizona?

Feb 16, 2009 7:32 PM

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has said that he'd take a pay cut if it would help keep Anquan Boldin in Arizona, but that might not be enough. Fitzgerald could help the team clear up some cap space, but little else. A trade of Boldin remains a likely scenario, with his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, doing everything in his power to make a deal a reality.

Pro Football Weekly

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Trade Rumor

Should Bears Consider Dealing Urlacher For Boldin?

Feb 15, 2009 11:38 AM

David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune believes that the Bears should entertain the idea of trading linebacker Brian Urlacher to the Cardinals for receiver Anquan Boldin. The Bears are a team that values their high draft picks, so in order to land a player of Boldin's caliber, they'd need to trade an multi-time Pro Bowler like Urlacher.

Chicago Tribune

Tags: Chicago Bears, Trade Rumor

Peppers Will Ask For Trade If Tagged
Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers reiterated in a conference call with reporters that he will ask for a trade if the team places the franchise tag on him.

Pro Football Talk

Lions Won't Turn To Vick At QB
Even though the Falcons are shopping him, don't expect the Lions to make a play for the embattled quarterback.

Detroit News

Jets Aren't Interested In Vick
A team spokesman told the New York Post on Friday that the Jets have no interest in trading for quarterback Michael Vick.

New York Post

Falcons Trading To Trade Vick
Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff admitted in an interview that the team is trying to trade quarterback Michael Vick.


Could Holt Be Included In Rams' Rebuild?
Rumors are beginning to circulate that wide receiver Torry Holt could be included in new coach Steve Spagnuolo's rebuilding process.

Nashville City Paper

Gonzalez: I'd Have No Problem Staying In K.C.
Tight end Tony Gonzalez is now saying that he'd "have no problem staying with the Chiefs," depending on what moves they make this offseason.

Kansas City Star

LJ Still Wants Out Of Kansas City
Chiefs running back Larry Johnson has maintained his stance that he wants to play elsewhere next season.

Tony Gonzalez Still Wants To Be Traded
Barring a serious change in direction, tight end Tony Gonzalez still wants out of Kansas City.


Cassel Was A Hot Topic In Tampa
There has been a lot of talk of where quarterback Matt Cassel could land if the Patriots ultimately decide to franchise and trade him this offseason.

Boston Herald