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Eagles, Patriots Have Trade History

Apr 30, 2011 5:10 PM

The Eagles and Patriots have a strong history of making draft-related deals. The Patriots and Eagles have made a trade in every single draft since Bill Belichick took over in New England. Philadelphia got the 194th pick from New England for the 193rd pick on Saturday afternoon.

Pro Football Talk

Tags: New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Draft Misc, Trade Rumor

Cardinals Targeting Hasselbeck?

Apr 30, 2011 4:58 PM

The Cardinals may be eyeing a run at quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, according to The National Football Post. The report is that Arizona has an "understanding" with veteran Marc Bulger, who has been linked to the team. Sources have said the Cardinals are quietly hoping that they can make a run at Hasselbeck in free agency assuming he doesn't return to Seattle.

National Football Post

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Trade Rumor

Market For Kolb Is Shrinking

Apr 30, 2011 11:49 AM

Of the teams that needed a quarterback heading into this week's NFL Draft, about half of them grabbed one in the first two days of the selection process. That lowers the number of suitors for Philadelphia's Kevin Kolb, who remains with the team due to the league's lockout and restriction on trades. The Philadelphia Inquirer writes that Seattle, Arizona, Miami, Washington, Buffalo, and Cleveland are the teams still most in need of a quarterback.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Trade Rumor

Payton Expects Bush To Be With Saints

Apr 29, 2011 8:04 PM

Saints coach Sean Payton expects Reggie Bush to be with the team when football is played. Payton said as much during an on-air interview with ESPN2 during Friday night's coverage of the second round of the NFL Draft. "I do," Payton said when asked if he felt Bush would be on the team's roster when the 2011 season begins. "I had a good visit with him this morning. A lot has been talked about, and I get back to looking at his role and it's uniquely different than some of our other players," Payton. "I had a chance to talk with him this morning, much like I met with Deuce McAllister five years ago when we drafted Bush."

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Trade Rumor

2011 Draft Friday Night Results

Apr 29, 2011 5:44 PM

The second night of 2011 NFL Draft is here. Stay tuned to for up-to-minute updates on the picks in Friday night's selections. Second Round (33)1. Patriots (from CAR) - Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia (34)2. Bills - Aaron Williams, CB, Texas (35)3. Bengals - Andy Dalton, QB, TCU (36)4. 49ers (from DEN) - Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada (37)5. Browns - Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh (38)6. Cardinals - Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech (39)7. Titans - Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA (40)8. Cowboys - Bruce Carter, OLB, North Carolina (41)9. Redskins - Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson (42)10. Texans - Brooks Reed, DE, Arizona (43)11. Vikings - Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame (44)12. Lions - Titus Young, WR, Boise State (45)13. Broncos (from SF) - Rahim Moore, S, UCLA (46)14. Broncos (from MIA) - Orlando Franklin, OG, Miami (FL) (47)15. Rams - Lance Kendricks, TE, Wisconsin (48)16. Raiders - Stefen Wisniewski, C, Penn State (49)17. Colts (from JAX via WSH) - Benjamin Ijalana, OT, Villanova (50)18. Chargers - Marcus Gilchrist, CB, Clemson (51)19. Buccaneers - Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson (52)20. Giants - Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina (53)21. Bears (from IND via WSH) - Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State (54)22. Eagles - Jaiquawn Jarrett, S, Temple (55)23. Chiefs - Rodney Hudson, C, Florida State (56)24. Patriots (from NO) - Shane Vereen, RB, Cal (57)25. Detroit (from SEA) - Mikel Leshoure, RB, Illinois (58)26. Ravens - Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland (59)27. Browns (from ATL) - Greg Little, WR, North Carolina (60)28. Texans (from NE) - Brandon Harris, CB, Miami (FL) (61)29. Chargers (from NYJ) - Jonas Mouton, OLB, Michigan (62)30. Dolphins (from WSH) - Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State (63)31. Steelers - Marcus Gilbert, OT, Florida (64)32. Packers - Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky Third Round (65)1. Panthers - Terrell McClain, DT, South Florida (66)2. Bengals - Dontay Moch, OLB, Nevada (67)3. Broncos - Nate Irving, ILB, North Carolina State (68)4. Bills - Kelvin Sheppard, ILB, LSU (69)5. Cardinals - Robert Housler, TE, Florida Atlantic (70)6. Chiefs (from CLE) - Justin Houston, DE, Georgia (71)7. Cowboys - Demarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma (72)8. Saints (from WSH) - Martez Wilson, OLB, Illinois (73)9. Patriots (from HOU) - Stevan Ridley, RB, LSU (74)10. Patriots (from MIN) - Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas (75)11. Seahawks (from DET) - John Moffitt, OG, Wisconsin (76)12. Jaguars (from SF) - William Rackley, OG, Lehigh (77)13. Titans - Jurrell Casey, DT, USC (78)14. Rams - Austin Pettis, WR, Boise State (79)15. Redskins (from MIA) - Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami (FL) (80)16. 49ers (from JAX) - Chris Culliver, CB, South Carolina (81)17. Raiders - Demarcus Van Dyke, CB, Miami (FL) (82)18. Chargers - Vincent Brown, WR, San Diego State (83)19. Giants - Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy (84)20. Buccaneers - Mason Foster, ILB, Washington (85)21. Ravens (from PHI) - Jah Reid, OT, UCF (86)22. Chiefs - Allen Bailey, DE, Miami (FL) (87)23. Colts - Drake Nevis, DT, LSU (88)24. Saints - Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville (89)25. Chargers (from SEA) - Shareece Wright, CB, USC (90)26. Eagles (from BAL) - Curtis Marsh, CB, Utah State (91)27. Falcons - Akeem Dent, ILB, Georgia (92)28. Raiders (from NE) - Joe Barksdale, OT, LSU (93)29. Bears - Christopher Conte, S, Cal (94)30. Jets - Kenrick Ellis, DT, Hampton (95)31. Steelers - Curtis Brown, CB, Texas (96)32. Packers - Alexander Green, RB, Hawaii (97)33. Panthers (Compensatory) - Sione Fua, DT, Stanford

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Tags: Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Vikings Remain Interested In McNabb Despite Drafting Ponder

Apr 29, 2011 5:29 PM

The Vikings drafted Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder with the 12th overall pick on Thursday night, but the team is still interested in acquiring Donovan McNabb from the Redskins. League sources said Friday that the addition of Ponder hasn't changed Minnesota's desire for a veteran quarterback. Whether through trade or his release, McNabb is expected to eventually become a Viking.

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, Trade Rumor

Bengals Wanted 32nd Pick From Packers

Apr 29, 2011 5:10 PM

The Bengals, in need of a quarterback, tried to swing a deal with the Packers for the last pick in the first round of Thursday night's NFL Draft. Cincinnati would have selected TCU's Andy Dalton, according to league sources. The Bengals and Packers could not agree on the compensation for the 32nd pick, however, so the Packers selected Mississippi State tackle Derek Sherrod.

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Draft Misc, Trade Rumor

Jaguars Could Trade Back Into Second Round

Apr 29, 2011 10:07 AM

Jaguars general manager Gene Smith says the team could look to trade back into the second round of Friday night's portion of the 2011 NFL Draft. "Thats always a possibility," Smith said. "Certainly we make calls overnight just to see what our options are going into the second day. Certainly in our position we'd like to be in another round, but you make moves and you give up a pick and it may take you out of one pick."

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Trade Rumor

Bears Take Blame For Failed Trade With Ravens

Apr 29, 2011 10:05 AM

The Bears failed to complete a trade with the Ravens late in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft on Thursday night, leading Baltimore to pass on their selection. The Chiefs jumped ahead of the Ravens and selected wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin at No. 26. Baltimore then jumped back in the draft and took Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith at No. 27. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he called the NFL with two and a half minutes left on the clock to consummate the trade and never got confirmation from the league. "There was an agreement made between the [Bears] team and I," Newsome said. "I got on the phone with the NFL but the [Bears] never got confirmation from the league. At that point I was asked by the league to make the pick." The Bears would have traded their fourth-round pick, 127th overall, to the Ravens in the deal that would have seen the teams swap first-rounders. "We had a disconnect and there might be something said about it because of not communicating with the league and proper protocol; that was my fault," Chicago general manager Jerry Angelo said. "I called Baltimore and apologized to Baltimore and told them it was our fault. They did everything according to the rules, and we thought we were following everything, and we just ran out of time. It was a glitch on our part and that glitch obviously was under my reign."

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Trade Rumor

2011 NFL Draft First Round Results

Apr 28, 2011 7:10 PM

The 2011 NFL Draft is finally here. Stay tuned to for up-to-minute updates on the picks in Thursday night's first round. This year's draft will be unique as it is the first in league history that comes before free agency. 1. Carolina Panthers - Cam Newton, QB, Auburn 2. Denver Broncos - Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M 3. Buffalo Bills - Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama 4. Cincinnati Bengals - A.J. Green, WR, Georgia 5. Arizona Cardinals - Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU 6. Atlanta Falcons (from CLE) - Julio Jones, WR, Alabama 7. San Francisco 49ers - Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri 8. Tennessee Titans - Jake Locker, QB, Washington 9. Dallas Cowboys - Tyron Smith, OT, USC 10. Jacksonville Jaguars (from WSH) - Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri 11. Houston Texans - J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin 12. Minnesota Vikings - Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State 13. Detroit Lions - Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn 14. St. Louis Rams - Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina 15. Miami Dolphins - Mike Pouncey, C, Florida 16. Washington Redskins (from JAX) - Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue 17. New England Patriots (from OAK) - Nate Solder, OT, Colorado 18. San Diego Chargers - Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois 19. New York Giants - Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska 20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa 21. Cleveland Browns (from KC) - Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor 22. Indianapolis Colts - Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College 23. Philadelphia Eagles - Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor 24. New Orleans Saints - Cameron Jordan, DE, Cal 25. Seattle Seahawks - James Carpenter, OG, Alabama Baltimore Passed On Pick 26. Kansas City Chiefs (from CLE via ATL) - Jon Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh 27. Baltimore Ravens - Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado 28. New Orleans Saints (from NE) - Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama 29. Chicago Bears - Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin 30. New York Jets - Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple 31. Pittsburgh Steelers - Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State 32. Green Bay Packers - Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State Trades - The Browns trade the 6th overall pick to the Falcons for 27th overall pick (2011), second and fourth picks (2011), first and fourth picks (2012). - The Redskins trade the 10th overall pick to the Jaguars for the 16th overall pick (2011) and additional selections. - The Chiefs trade the 21st overall pick to the Browns for the 27th overall pick and a third-rounder (2011). - The Patriots trade the 28th overall pick to the Saints for a first-round pick (2012) and a second-rounder (2011).

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Draft Misc, Trade Rumor

Redskins May Move Up For Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert could fall to Washington at No. 10, but they may not want to take any chances.

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Falcons Looking To Move Up?
Atlanta currently has the 27th overall pick.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated (via Twitter)

Ochocinco: 'Time Is Up' In Cincinnati
Chad Ochocinco has one year left on his contract with the Bengals.

James Walker/

Carolina's Steve Smith Cleans Out Locker
Steve Smith reportedly cleaned out his locker at Bank of American Stadium last month prior to the NFL lockout.

Pat Yasinskas/

Trading Down May Be An Option For Saints
The Saints have the 24th overall pick in this week's NFL Draft.


Eagles OK With Dealing First-Rounder
The Eagles have made 29 trades during the draft over the last eight years.

Seahawks Might Trade Down From 25th
Seattle doesn't have a third-round pick and they wouldn't mind getting a few mid-round selections for No. 25.

Report: Vikings Looking Into McNabb
Minnesota is still searching for a quarterback.

Belichick Seeing 'A Lot Of Interest In Our Draft Picks'
The Patriots aren't "afraid" to trade some of their draft picks.

Draft May Feature Stunning Lack Of Trades
The NFL's lockout has caused the rumor mill to almost completely stop churning this offseason.

Jason Cole/Yahoo! Sports

Redskins Looking To Trade Down?
Washington has the 10th pick and wouldn't mind trading down to position themselves to draft Christian Ponder or Andy Dalton.

Pete Prisco/CBS Sports

Kolb Expected To Stay Put For Now
The lockout is expected to remain intact through the NFL Draft.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Bills Unlikely To Trade Down
Buffalo has the third overall pick.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated (via Twitter)

Kolb's Price Might Worry Suitors
Kevin Kolb's agents are expected to demand a multiyear deal from any team looking to acquire the quarterback from the Eagles.

Can Bengals Avoid Drafting Quarterback?
The lockout has prevented the Bengals from acquiring a quarterback via free agency or trade.

Michael Silver/Yahoo! Sports

Broncos Haven't Yet Put Orton On Market
Kyle Orton is set to make $8.8 million next season.

Denver Post

McNabb, Vikings Still Linked
The Vikings are in great need of a quarterback.

Pro Football Weekly

Bears To Trade Down?
Chicago has the 29th overall pick in this month's NFL Draft.

Chicago Tribune

Owner: Bengals Aren't Dealing Palmer
Bengals owner Mike Brown isn't going to back down from his stance against dealing Carson Palmer.

Bengals Like Kolb, But Deal Is Unlikely
The Bengals need a quarterback, but the timing of the NFL's trading period and his price tag may prevent a move for Kevin Kolb.

Cincinnati Enquirer