Trade Rumor - Football Wiretap
Reports: Broncos Entertained Trading Cutler
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."
Jets Will Acquire Lito Sheppard Via Trade
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.
Ken Lucaks Kills Trade To Detroit
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.
Texans Will Send Rosenfels To Vikings
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.
Report: Texans, Vikings Talk Trade
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.
Eagles Will Try To Deal Lito Again?
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.
Anderson To Bucs Gaining Steam?
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.
T.J. To Eagles, Dolphins, 49ers Or Ravens?
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.
Nothing Fitzgerald Can Do To Keep Boldin In Arizona?
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.
Should Bears Consider Dealing Urlacher For Boldin?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.