Trade Rumor - Football Wiretap
Cowboys Permit Ellis To Seek Trade
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has given pass rusher Greg Ellis the OK to seek a trade, according to the Associated Press. Dallas will likely release Ellis if they are unable to trade him. The defender has openly complained ever since the team moved him from defensive end to linebacker in 2006.
Source: Cowboys Seeking Deal For Ellis
The Cowboys have reportedly reached out to two clubs to gauge their interest in veteran linebacker Greg Ellis. It was reported earlier in the week that Dallas was looking to rid themselves of Ellis, whether it be via trade or release. Ellis has grumbled about his role with the team ever since he was moved from defensive end to outside linebacker in 2006.
Dallas Isn't Interested In Vick
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on Thursday that he isn't interested in obtaining quarterback Michael Vick. "Romo's our guy," Jones said of Tony Romo just a day after Vick was released from federal prison. Vick could face more punishment from the NFL, and he remains under contract with the Falcons. Atlanta owner Arthur Black has said that Vick will not play for the team. "I think on a league level as well as any club that does step up and answer that, that's their decision," Jones said of someone giving Vick a second chance. "I just have to worry about the Cowboys."
Cowboys Mull Trading Or Releasing Ellis
The Cowboys are reportedly thinking about either trading or releasing veteran linebacker Greg Ellis. Ellis did not take part in Thursday's organized team activity workout. "He's looking forward to being a Dallas Cowboy," Ellis' agent, James Williams, said. "Now, if that's going to happen, we don't know. That's not in our control." The Cowboys would free up more than $5 million in cap room with a trade. If they cut Ellis, they would save $4.15 million in 2009.
Cribbs Might Request Trade Out Of Cleveland
The Browns have yet to talk to Josh Cribbs' agent about a new deal, meaning Cribbs likely miss the last day of voluntary minicamp on Thursday. "We remain cautiously optimistic that they'll make a good-faith effort to address this," Cribbs' agent, J.R. Rickert, said Wednesday. "We haven't seen it yet, but we are ready to discuss this in a reasonable manner. "And more importantly, Joshua is anxious to join his teammates once they do so." A source said Cribbs will ask for a trade if the Browns won't redo his contract.
Patriots Biding Time On Burgess Trade Talks
The Patriots have been interested in Derrick Burgess for four weeks, according to a source familiar with the proceedings. But the Patriots are in no rush to make a deal for the Oakland pass rusher. Burgess would move to outside linebacker in New England's 3-4 defense.
Patriots Considering Trade For Burgess
The Patriots are considering a trade that would land Raiders linebacker Derrick Burgess in exchange for a second- or third-round draft pick, according to multiple reports. Burgess is in the final year of his contract and has stayed away from voluntary workouts in Oakland. He is said to be unhappy with not being able to reach a new deal.
Eagles Tried To Trade Brown For Boldin
The Eagles reportedly offered the Cardinals a third-round pick and Sheldon Brown for Anquan Boldin last month. According to the Arizona Republic, the offer was made just days after Brown publicly requested a trade due to unhappiness with his contract. The Eagles had no comment on the rumors Friday.
Reid: Price For Boldin Was Too High For Us
Eagles coach Andy Reid said on Tuesday in an interview with WIP-AM (610) that the team inquired about Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin prior to last month's draft. He added that Philadelphia felt the price was too high, hinting that Arizona wanted a first-, third- and fifth-round pick. "That's a lot of picks, No. 1," Reid said. "And then you're going to pay the guy $10 million. So you get hit on both sides of it."
Source: Browns Rejected Two 'Substantial' Offers For Quinn
Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on Monday night that the Browns rejected two "very substantial" trade offers for Brady Quinn. Grossi cited a prominent NFL source. Both of the trade scenarios included a No. 1 pick, according to the source, but Cleveland was adamant about keeping the quarterback.