Trade Rumor - Football Wiretap
Titans Want To Trade Young
The Titans would prefer to trade Vince Young rather than release him, according to league sources. Young is due a $4.25 million roster bonus 10 days after the start of the league year, whenever there's a new collective bargaining agreement. It originally had been thought Young was due the bonus March 10. The Titans can release Young starting Feb. 7, but they do not have plans to do that now.
Eagles Will Listen To Offers For Kolb
The Eagles are expected to entertain offers for Kevin Kolb, who should generate significant interest this offseason. Kolb is under contract for 2011 at the cap-friendly price of $1.4 million, making him an even more desirable commodity. A number of teams coveted Kolb last offseason, but the Eagles went into the 2010 season with him as their starting quarterback. Kolb said after the season that he wants "to be starting somewhere" in 2011.
Rams Still Looking For Backup To Jackson
The Rams continue to search for a capable backup to starting running back Stephen Jackson. "Isn't it amazing?" St. Louis general manager Billy Devaney said earlier this month. "We've had the toughest luck filling that. We'd like a game-changer there. Or a change-of-pace back." The Rams were happy with Kenneth Darby, but they'll keep their eyes open. "I thought Darby did a really good job," Devaney said. "But any time that you can add a third-down back type of guy, change-of-pace, who can score from way out. Absolutely. That hasn't changed."
Titans Will Still Cut Or Trade Young
Despite the departure of coach Jeff Fisher, the Titans still plan to either cut or trade quarterback Vince Young. Some assumed the absence of Fisher would led to Tennessee keeping Young as it was assumed to be coach vs. quarterback heading into the offseason. Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said he plans to stick with the previously announced intention regarding Young. "I think our Vince Young decision is the same," Reinfeldt said. "We're going to go in a different direction, and at some point we'll either try to trade or release Vince."
Bengals Owner Not Planning To Trade Palmer
Bengals owner Mike Brown says that he has no plans to trade quarterback Carson Palmer. Brown said that Palmer met with him a little more than a week ago and asked to be traded. The owner still sees Palmer as part of Cincinnati's core and plans to talk to him about remaining with the franchise. "He's good people," Brown said. "He made no demands. He is the way he is. He didn't finger anyone or anything." Palmer will contemplate retirement if the Bengals do not trade him, sources told ESPN.com's Chris Mortensen.
Palmer Will Ask Bengals To Trade Him
Carson Palmer plans to ask the Bengals to trade him, according to several sources. If Cincinnati doesn't fulfill Palmer's request, he will contemplate retirement. Palmer is under contract with the Bengals through the 2012 season. He has grown frustrated with the team's inconsistencies, according to sources. Several teams are expected to be in the market for a quarterback this offseason.
Cowboys Deny Bryant Trade Rumors
Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones says rumors that the team would think about trading wide receiver Dez Bryant for a first-round pick are false. Jones is the son of Dallas owner Jerry Jones. The younger Jones sent an e-mail reply back to the Star-Telegram saying the rumor was "totally wrong."
Possible Lockout May Prevent Eagles From Trading Kolb
The Eagles are unlikely to trade Kevin Kolb due to the NFL's possible work stoppage, writers the Philadelphia Inquirer. They won't trade Kolb unless there is a new collective bargaining agreement in place by April's NFL Draft. Andy Reid has said that he wants to have Kolb and Michael Vick for the 2011 season.
Vince Young To End Up In Minnesota?
Vince Young won't return to the Titans next season, whether he's traded or released, but where will he end up? Brett Favre appears to finally be done in Minnesota and Tarvaris Jackson is not under contract for next season. In addition, the Vikings don't consider rookie Joe Webb to be their quarterback of the future. "If I had one team I could honestly sit here and say right now I could see him fitting into, I'd say it's the Minnesota Vikings," said ESPN's Darren Woodson, a former NFL safety. "They've got a strong running game in Adrian Peterson and they still feel like they've got a good defense. You've got (Leslie) Frazier as the new head coach, maybe someone that can mentor (Young). "I would say the Vikings are a good fit because I don't think he's a guy you can toss into a system right now and expect to throw the ball all over the field and make plays for you."
Elway Denies Trade Rumor Involving Tebow
John Elway took to his Twitter page on Saturday to deny speculation that the Broncos would trade Tim Tebow. The speculation started when Sports Illustrated's Peter King implied on NBC that Elway might trade Tebow to the team that hires former Broncos coach Josh McDaniels as offensive coordinator. Elway was recent hired as Denver's vice president of football operations. In response to King's report, Elway tweeted: "To clarify my thoughts on Tim Tebow... I think he's a very good football player, and if anyone can turn themselves into a great QB, Tim can."
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