Trade Rumor - Football Wiretap
Eli Isn't Surprised Giants Didn't Land Big WR
Giants quarterback Eli Manning wasn't surprised that the team didn't end up swinging a major trade for a wide receiver like Braylon Edwards or Anquan Boldin this past weekend. "I didn't know what was going to happen. No, I'm not surprised," Manning said Tuesday. "You never know what to expect on draft day. You hear a lot of rumors and you never know what's true and what's false." New York did, however, add wide receivers Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden and tight end Travis Beckum via the draft. "Looking at the receivers we have right now, I'm very confident with the guys and everybody we have that we can go out there and play at a high level," Manning said, adding: "You've got to trust your guys to get open and I trust our players. You know what their strengths are, you know what they do well. "The more time we get to work with the guys we have here, the better they'll get, the better our timing will get. We've got some young guys who have played well, but the more experience they get, they'll all get better and we'll see how good we can be."
Giants Had Trade In Place To Take Maclin
The Giants reportedly had a deal in place to move up to the 20th pick in order to take Missouri receiver Jeremy Maclin. Their plan was foiled when the Eagles moved to the 19th pick and selected Maclin. New York settled for North Carolina's Hakeem Nicks with the 29th pick.
Sheldon Brown Hopes Hobbs Means Eagles Will Deal Him
Disgruntled cornerback Sheldon Brown hopes that the acquisition of veteran cornerback Ellis Hobbs means that the Eagles will grant his trade request. However, coach Andy Reid claims that the trade for Ellis, with New England for two fifth-round picks, had nothing to do with Brown's demands. "This gives us some depth at the cornerback position," Reid said. "[Hobbs] has been a starting cornerback for the Patriots for the last 3 years. We got a good quality player. You can't have enough corners in this league. So we wanted to make sure we addressed that and brought in a veteran player. "This doesn't have anything to do with Sheldon's situation or anything else. So we don't even need to go there with that. This is a quality player that we had an opportunity to get and we chose to do so." Brown sees things differently, in that now Philadelphia has a replacement for him. "Over the next few months, if they got an offer, they would be in a position [now] to trade me," he said. "It's a good thing from that perspective. It gives me more hope."
Bengals Will Trade Levi Jones
After drafting Alabama tackle Andre Smith with the sixth overall pick, the Bengals have told Levi Jones that they will attempt to move him. The Bengals have told Jones that they will either trade or release him, according to agent Kenneth Zuckerman. "Nothing has happened so far, but we expect something to happen very shortly," Zuckerman told ESPN.com. "The Bengals told me it was highly likely that he would be traded or released." Jones is a former first-round pick of the Bengals in 2002.
Could Eagles Deal For Denver's Scheffler?
The Eagles could use a third-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft to pry tight end Tony Scheffler away from the Broncos. Philadelphia told Denver that they would be interested in Scheffler depending on what they do in this weekend's draft, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. In the fifth round, the Eagles selected tight end Cornelius Ingram out of Florida.
Bears Offered Second-Rounder For Boldin
Bears general manager Jerry Angelo offered the Cardinals a second round pick on Saturday in exchange for receiver Anquan Boldin. It was believed that Arizona softened their stance, but they initially were looking for a first- and third-round pick for the receiver. "I would assume [trade talks are dead]," Angelo said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. "If it was going to happen, it would happen [Saturday]. How motivated they were or weren't ? they came out [asking for] a one and a three and there were things that I read, so I really don't know what their thinking was."
Jets Trade Up Again, Take Greene With 65th Pick
The Jets traded up to the first pick in the third round on Sunday, drafting Iowa running back Shonn Greene. They sent the Lions a third-round, fourth-round and a seventh-round pick in order to grab Greene. New York made headlines on Saturday by moving up to the fifth pick in order to select USC quarterback Mark Sanchez. "I think they really believe in my talent and my potential to trade up and get me," Greene said of going to the Jets. "I'm just going to work my hardest to satisfy ... and help the team win."
Tampa Bay Trades Up To Take Freeman
The Buccaneers, who entered the day with the 19th pick, traded up to the 17th to grab Kansas St. quarterback Josh Freeman. Tampa Bay got the 17th pick from Cleveland, who took the 19th pick in return. The Browns then sent the 19th pick to the Eagles for the 21st pick and a sixth-round selection.
Jets Trade For 5th Pick, Take Sanchez
The Browns traded the fifth overall pick to the Jets on Saturday afternoon, and New York used the pick to take USC quarterback Mark Sanchez. The Jets sent defensive end Kenyon Coleman, quarterback Brett Ratliff and defensive back Abram Elam, a first-round pick (17th overall) and a second-round pick (52nd).
Redskins: 2010 First-Round Pick Not On Block
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder says that the team's first round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft is not on the market. "We're not going to be trading next year's 1," Snyder told radio station ESPN980 in an interview Friday. "We've already said that several times." Washington has the 13th choice in this year's draft, and have reportedly been looking to trade up. "We're really not as a franchise comfortable trading first-round draft picks," Snyder said. "I don't think it's a wise move to keep trading that pick. It's always a little bit risky."
Bengals Will Deal Ocho Cinco For Right Offer
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has said that the team won't trade wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, but reports indicate that they could for the right price.
Despite Rumors, Boldin Staying With Cards?
The Cardinals decision to listen to offers about Anquan Boldin has led to more rumors than actual inquires.
Report: Browns Deny Broncos Quinn
The Broncos have asked about quarterback Brady Quinn numerous times, but the Browns have told Denver that they aren't looking to trade him.
Jets In Talks With Browns About 5th Pick?
Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum has admitted that the team is looking to move up higher in Saturday's NFL Draft.
Eagles And Ravens In Hot Pursuit Of Boldin
The Cardinals are reportedly dropping their asking price for Anquan Boldin.
Raiders Shopping Derrick Burgess
The Raiders are shopping Derrick Burgess and the Eagles and Patriots could be interested.
Denver Talking Trade To Move Up For Sanchez
The Broncos have engaged in discussions regarding a draft trade for USC quarterback Mark Sanchez, according to an NFL source.
Campbell Will Request Trade If Redskins Draft Sanchez
Jason Campbell will request to be traded if the Redskins draft quarterback Mark Sanchez on Saturday, NFL sources claim.
Source: Eagles Aren't Shopping Andrews
A source close to the situation has denied a report that the Eagles have had trade discussions with another team about Pro Bowl right guard Shawn Andrews.
Chiefs Trade Gonzalez To Falcons
The Chiefs have traded tight end Tony Gonzalez to the Falcons for a second-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Two Teams Interested In Bills' Losman
The Broncos and Panthers have reportedly shown interest in Bills free agent quarterback J.P. Losman, according to a league source.
Redskins Could Deal Up For Sanchez
Team officials are indicating that the Redskins could attempt to trade up in this weekend's NFL Draft in order to take USC quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Source: Edwards Too Pricey For Giants
The Giants may not land wide receiver Braylon Edwards from the Browns after all, with sources claiming that Cleveland is asking for too much.
Report: Eagles Lead Race For TE Gonzalez
According to Don Banks of SI.com, the Eagles are leading the race to land tight end Tony Gonzalez from the Chiefs.
Sources: Bills Shopping Ko Simpson
The Bills are looking to trade free safety Ko Simpson before the draft, according to sources close to the National Football Post.
Falcons Still Open To Trading Vick's Rights
The Falcons are focused on this weekend's NFL Draft, but are still open to trading suspended quarterback Michael Vick's rights if a team shows interest.
Cardinals: No Offers Yet For Boldin
The Cardinals have fielded many calls about Anquan Boldin, but say that no offers have been made for the Pro Bowl wide receiver.
'Quite A Few Teams' Inquire About Boldin
The Cardinals have received calls from "quite a few teams" about wide receiver Anquan Boldin, and they expect to field more calls as the NFL Draft approaches.
Giants' Players Want Edwards In Blue
A number of Giants' players have admitted that they would like to see the team trade for Browns receiver Braylon Edwards.