Trade Rumor - Football Wiretap
49ers May Be Interested In Josh Johnson
The 49ers may be interested in Buccaneers backup quarterback Josh Johnson. Johnson played for San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego.
Patriots Shopping 28th Pick
The Patriots have three selections among the first 33 picks in next month's NFL Draft. They aren't expected to hold onto all of them and speculation is that the 28th pick is the one that's for sale. New England also holds the 17th and 33rd picks.
Will Packers Use 32nd Pick?
The Packers, the defending Super Bowl champions, have the No. 32 pick in next month's NFL Draft. The final pick in the first round has been traded three times in the last nine years, but the slot has regularly produced strong contributors. Dating back to 2001, guys like Drew Brees, Logan Mankins, Anthony Gonzalez and Ziggy Hood were all taken with the final pick of the opening round.
Broncos Remain Unlikely To Deal Second Pick
Given the current lockout in the NFL, it remains highly unlikely that the Broncos will trade the second overall pick. It's doubtful that a new collective bargaining agreement will be in place by April's NFL Draft. "If it stays like it's been there's no way anybody's trading," coach John Fox said. "You don't want to be up there a lot."
Browns Unlikely To Trade Down?
It appears as though the Browns are unlikely to trade down in next month's NFL Draft. Cleveland will draft sixth this year, one spot ahead of where they were last spring. They opted to keep that pick, drafting cornerback Joe Haden. The Plain Dealer also writes that the Browns will probably look for a consistent player from as major program.
Cards Expressing Most Interest In Kolb
Of the teams that are looking into trading for Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb, the Cardinals are the most interested, according to a source. One team has offered Philadelphia a first-round pick and numerous teams have made serious offers.
Two Teams Have Asked Cowboys About 9th Pick
Two teams have inquired with the Cowboys about the 9th overall pick in next month's NFL Draft, according to owner Jerry Jones. "I've already had the opportunity to discuss and have been approached by two separate clubs," Jones said. "And not just a general 'Would you take who? Would you be interested?' Because they know you wouldn't be doing your job if you wouldn't be interested in looking at any opportunity you might have regarding a draft pick or a trade." Dallas executive vice president Stephen Jones has said the team has to get the best player available at No. 9. It remains to be seen if the Cowboys are serious about the possibility of trading the pick.
Eagles Have Been Offered First-Rounder For Kolb
The Eagles have been offered a first-round draft pick for quarterback Kevin Kolb by at least one team, according to a league source. While Eagles president Joe Banner would not confirm the offer, he did say that there was a "more aggressive market" for Kolb than there was for Donovan McNabb last spring. "You can figure if there's a quarterback that a number of teams are interested in, you're going to end up with some meaningful compensation," Banner said. "You can kind of figure out what that means and speculate from there. That's the situation we're in."
Mike Brown: Palmer Will Not Be Traded
Bengals president Mike Brown insists that the team is not going to trade quarterback Carson Palmer. "I haven't talked to any other team about him and I have no plans to trade him," Brown said of Palmer, who requested a deal back in January. Friends and acquaintances of Palmer have said that if he is not traded, he will retire after eight NFL seasons. Brown, though, said he will not be swayed even by a first-round draft pick. "I've seen any number of players who at one point did not want to re-enlist come back and come back and be quite happy about it," Brown said. "As far as getting value, I don't see any opportunity to get what I consider to be value. Having said that, it doesn't make sense to look to trade. It only makes sense to wait and hope Carson comes around."
Eagles Hoping Kolb's Value Will Increase
The popular belief is that the Eagles will trade Kevin Kolb at some point and that they are waiting for his value to increase as teams scurry to find a quarterback. The league has suspended transactions during the current lockout and depending on when a new labor agreement is reached, teams may be left with little time to fill needs. Philadelphia dealt Donovan McNabb within the division a year ago and they aren't believed to be afraid of facing Kolb.
Eagles Like Prince Amukamara
Philadelphia would have to move up to grab the Nebraska cornerback.
San Diego Interested In One Of New England's Picks?
The Chargers have heard that the Patriots are willing to deal one of their first-round picks.
Eagles Not Rushing To Shop Kolb
The Eagles are in no hurry to part with backup QB Kevin Kolb.
Kolb May Be Fit For Seahawks
The Seahawks are reportedly one of at least three teams interested in Kevin Kolb.
Three Teams Debating Trade For Kolb
The NFL is currently restricting teams from making moves as a new collective bargaining agreement is discussed.
Orton To Remain With Broncos?
Denver may look to keep the veteran quarterback on their roster.
Vikings Losing Interest In Kyle Orton
Minnesota was interested in Kyle Orton, but they are losing the desire to deal for him.