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Dungy: Colts Should Draft Luck, Maybe Even Trade Manning
Tony Dungy believes the Colts should draft Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck if given the opportunity. "I think you have to take him," Dungy told The Dan Patrick Show on Friday. Dungy said Peyton Manning "would handle it OK, because you know it's coming." Indianapolis is winless. Dungy coached the Colts to a Super Bowl victory before he retired and Jim Caldwell took over. "I would see him competing and playing as long as he wanted," Dungy said. "If it gets to the point to where, hey, he comes back and it looks like he's gonna play three or four more years, and you say -- we've got Andrew Luck, we've got an asset -- we trade him (indicating Peyton)."
Oakland's Backup Plan Was Vince Young
If the Raiders were not able to acquire Carson Palmer from the Bengals, they would have turned their full attention towards Philadelphia's Vince Young.
Sources: Eagles Were Open To Moving Samuel
Before Tuesday afternoon's trade deadline, the Eagles told teams that they were open to moving Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel, according to sources. Samuel is likely in his final year with Philadelphia. They also have Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at cornerback.
GM: No Calls On Forte At Deadline
Bears general manager Jerry Angelo says that the club hasn't received any calls regarding Matt Forte and that he "doesn't see us doing anything" regarding the deadline. Forte's contract impasse with the club led to speculation the running back could be moved. The Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday that two teams had internal discussions about Forte.
Raiders Acquire Carson Palmer
The Raiders have acquired holdout quarterback Carson Palmer from the Bengals. According to reports, Cincinnati will receive a first-round pick in 2012 and a second-round pick in 2013.
Bengals Deny Palmer Trade Rumors
With the trade deadline looming on Tuesday afternoon, the Bengals are denying trade rumors involving veteran quarterback Carson Palmer. On NFL Network, coach Marvin Lewis was asked if there was any chance the Bengals would trade Palmer to the Raiders, who are now in need of a quarterback. His response was the same it has been since February -- Palmer has retired and the team has moved on. "I think our organization is very firm in the statement that Carson is, as everybody knows here, retired," Lewis said. "We have moved on and that's enough to be said because we don't need to make anymore headlines for any reason other than what we do on Sundays. That's the only thing that counts."
At Least Two Teams Interested In Forte
As the Bears continue to drag their feet in talks with Matt Forte about as contract extension, at least two teams have had internal discussions about trading for the running back. Chicago hasn't expressed any intention of dealing their franchise back, but it hasn't stopped the other teams from exploring the possibility of acquiring Forte. The interest in Forte is not expected to facilitate any last-minute surprises before the trade deadline Tuesday. "I'm glad teams are interested," Forte said. "For me to be out here working as hard as I do and not have a contract extension, you kind of get that feeling of being unappreciated. I just hope that when this year is over and I play as well as I've been playing, that if the Bears don't reward me with a contract, another team will."
Chris Harris Wants Bears To Trade Him
The Bears have given safety Chris Harris and his agent, Albert Elias, a chance to explore a trade to another team. The NFL's trade deadline is Tuesday afternoon. However, with his contract, which pays him $1.095 million this season, set to expire, other teams may be reluctant to give up a draft pick for Harris, even though a handful of teams have needs. "I'm pretty sure the percentage of a trade going down is not very high, considering the amount of time we have," Harris said. "But crazier things have happened."
Raiders Reportedly Trying To Acquire Palmer From Bengals
The Raiders have approached the Bengals about veteran quarterback Carson Palmer, according to a source. Oakland lost starting quarterback Jason Campbell to a broken collarbone during their 24-17 victory over the Browns on Sunday and he'll like miss the remainder of the regular season. Bengals owner Mike Brown has been uninterested in trading Palmer, who said before the season that he would retire if Cincinnati didn't trade him and so far has been true to his word.
49ers, Pats, Rams Showing Interest In Lloyd
The 49ers have shown the strongest interest in Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd as the NFL trade deadline approaches, according to a report in The Denver Post. The Patriots and Rams are also interested in the veteran, according to sources. The Broncos are reportedly looking for a mid-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft in return for Lloyd.
Cowboys Willing To Trade Tashard Choice
The Cowboys will field offers for running back Tashard Choice prior to Tuesday's NFL trade deadline.
Barring A Big Injury, Orton Will Remain With Denver
Kyle Orton is making $9 million this year and will be replaced by Tim Tebow as Denver's starter following the team's bye week.
Broncos Also Place Royal On Trade Block
Brandon Lloyd and Eddie Royal both requested trades from the Broncos.
Irsay Denies Rumors Claiming Colts Will Deal Veterans
Colts owner Jim Irsay squashed speculation that his players are being shopped around as Tuesday's trade deadline approaches.
Panthers Unlikely To Make Trade
The Panthers do not expect to make any trades prior to the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday, despite reports to the contrary.
Could Broncos Deal Lloyd To Titans?
Denver is reportedly looking for a third or fourth-round draft pick in return for the receiver.
Report: Broncos Shop Brandon Lloyd
The Broncos have received trade interest from several teams regarding WR Brandon Lloyd.
Sudden Mason Deal Has Jets Thinking
The Jets now believe anyone in the locker room could be sent packing.
Jets Trade Derrick Mason To Texans
The Jets have traded wide receiver Derrick Mason to the Texans in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.
Bengals Mum On Possible Palmer Trade
Cincinnati owner Mike Brown wouldn't answer a question about trading Carson Palmer before next week's deadline.