Trade Rumor - Football Wiretap
Broncos Say They'll Trade Cutler
The Denver Broncos said Tuesday they will grant Jay Cutler his request and try to trade him. Broncos owner Pat Bowlen released a statement saying both he and McDaniels had been unable to get Cutler to call them back over the last 10 days. Bowlen said he spoke with Cutler's agent, Bus Cook, on Tuesday and came away convinced "that Jay no longer has any desire to play for the Denver Broncos." Therefore, Bowlen said, "We will begin discussions with other teams in an effort to accommodate his request to be traded." Cook didn't immediately return messages left by The Associated Press, and McDaniels, through a team spokesman, declined to comment.
Falcons Will Release Vick If They Can't Trade Him
Falcons owner Arthur Blank has been adamant that Michael Vick will not play another game for the franchise, which could become a problem if they can't find a trade suitor. Atlanta is expected to release Vick outright if they can't trade him, a move that would be a $7.11 million cap hit for the 2009 season.
Bears Trying To Get In On Cutler
Yahoo! Sports reported Wednesday that the Bears have reached out to the Broncos about Jay Cutler, who has requested a trade. The extent of that discussion is unknown. Jerry Angelo said after last season that he was "fixated" on the position "I do not comment on players who are under contract with other teams," Angelo said Wednesday. The New York Jets, Tampa Bay (where Cutler was headed in the rumored three-team deal), Minnesota and Detroit also are reported to have had interest in Cutler.
Pioli: No Trade Request From Gonzalez
Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli said Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez did not request a trade during recent conversations. ?He has not indicated to me that he wants to be traded,? Pioli said. ?I don?t want to get into any other specifics of the conversations because those are conversations that will stay between players and (coach Todd Haley) and players and myself. They were good conversations, positive conversations, healthy conversations.?
Eagles Interested In Bills' LT Peters?
Left tackle Jason Peters is stuck in a contract dispute with the Bills, which appears to have earned the interest of the Eagles. Peters reportedly wants to be the highest-paid left tackle in the NFL, a title that belongs to Carolina's Jordan Gross, who signed a six-year, $60 million deal last month.
Report: Gonzalez Open To Trade Talk
Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez reportedly wants to be traded if the right deal can be made, which contradicts comments made by owner Clark Hunt on Tuesday. The source said that Gonzalez was surprised to hear that Hunt had said the Chiefs were definitely not going to trade him. "If the right deal can be made, Tony very much wants the Chiefs to trade him," the person said. "Tony is not demanding a trade. Tony cherishes the time he's spent with the Chiefs and he loves the way he's always been treated by the fans there. But he knows of some other teams that would be interested in him and if the right deal can be made, he wants it to be made."
Jets To Broncos: We Want Cutler
The Jets have reportedly told the Broncos that they want quarterback Jay Cutler. General manager Mike Tannenbaum contacted the Broncos at the opening of the NFL meetings this weekend, according to the New York Daily News. The Jets haven't made an offer, while the Broncos have yet to concede Cutler. They are hoping the feud between the quarterback and Denver coach Josh McDaniels will blow over.
Broncos Open To Trading TE Scheffler?
The Broncos are open to trading tight end Tony Scheffler, according to Pro Football Weekly. Denver coach Josh McDaniels reportedly doesn't view Scheffler, a pass-catching tight end, as a good fit for his scheme on offense, which favors blocking tight ends.
Source: 'More Than 10 Teams' Want Cutler
According to an NFL source, "more than 10" teams have inquired with the Broncos about quarterback Jay Cutler. Cutler has requested a trade, but Denver is reportedly telling teams that they aren't looking to trade the quarterback. The Broncos are hoping that the situation will blow over, allowing them to keep Cutler.
Jets Need Mangini To Land Cutler
The New York Jets have the cap space and draft picks to acquire Jay Cutler, but they need an NFL-ready quarterback to send in return. This is where former coach Eric Mangini and the Browns would come in. Brady Quinn could be appealing to the Broncos because of his history with Charlie Weis.
Patriots Can't Afford Peppers?
Julius Peppers would like to play for the Patriots, but the team may not be able to afford the defensive end's salary.
Report: Patriots, Cowboys On Peppers' List
Julius Peppers still wants out of Carolina, and two of the four teams he'd welcome a trade to are the Patriots and Cowboys.
Panthers Deny Peppers Trade Talks With Pats
The Panthers have denied a report on Monday that they've discussed trading DE Julius Peppers to the Patriots.
Sources: Patriots Expected To Land Peppers
It is appearing more and more likely that the Patriots' cost-cutting trade with the Chiefs will allow them to land Julius Peppers.
Cutler: I Want To Be Traded
Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler says that he can't trust coach Josh McDaniels, and is asking the team to trade him.
Cardinals: We're Not Shopping Boldin
GM Rod Graves denied a report that Anquan Boldin is being shopped.
Cardinals Shopping Boldin
The Arizona Cardinals are shopping receiver Anquan Boldin to potential trade partners.
Is Draft-Day Deal For Cutler In Works For Lions?
The Lions reportedly tried to trade for Jay Cutler last month and if the Broncos revisit dealing the quarterback, Detroit is expected to get involved once again.
Rams Trying Hard To Deal Pace?
The Rams are trying very hard to trade offensive tackle Orlando Pace in hopes that they can get something in return for him.
Chargers Won't Trade Antonio Cromartie
There have been rumors that the Chargers could trade cornerback Antonio Cromartie, but general manager A.J. Smith has vehemently denied the claims.
Chiefs Mum On 'Lopsided' Cassel Deal
The Chiefs have said little in the wake of their blockbuster trade with the Patriots that landed them Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel for just a second-round pick.
Reports: Rams Shopping Holt, Pace
Multiple league sources believe that the Rams are dangling both wide receiver Torry Holt and offensive tackle Orlando Pace as trade bait.