Trade Rumor - Football Wiretap
Could Panthers Use Asante Samuel?
The Panthers will show interest in veteran cornerback Asante Samuel if the Eagles make him available, according to a source. However, Samuel's big contract would be a stumbling block in a potential trade with the Panthers, who committed more than $272 million last week to five of their core players. The Panthers likely would need Samuel to restructure his contract.
Dixon Not At Camp, Wants Trade From Steelers
Steelers restricted free-agent quarterback Dennis Dixon did not sign his tender and has yet to report to training camp. Dixon's agent, Jeff Sperbeck, says that his client prefers a chance to compete for another team. "Dennis would love the opportunity to start," Sperbeck said. "Yes, we would look forward to an opportunity for a trade -- it's a starting opportunity we're looking for."
Samuel Doesn't Want Trade; Eagles Fielding Calls
Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel hopes to remain with the team, but the team is open to fielding calls for him at the very least. Samuel is rumored to be on the block after the blockbuster acquisition that netted Philadelphia Nnamdi Asomugha on Friday and the trade that brought over Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie the day before. "Asante is still an Eagle," agent Alonzo Shavers said. "I do not want anyone to get confused because he's been absent. The Eagles obviously went out an wanted to get a big name in Nnamdi. But we'll see how things go when Asante gets into camp and practices."
Eagles Weighting Samuel's Future
Having signed top free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on Friday, the Eagles appear to be weighing Asante Samuel's future with the team. In addition to adding Asomugha, Philadelphia acquired Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in a trade with Arizona on Thursday. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman coach Andy Reid danced around Samuel's future in a press conference on Friday night. Here's what Roseman said when asked if he expects all three corners to still be Eagles on opening day: "We're excited to get Nnamdi, and we thought it was a great opportunity for our football team."
Samuel Trade Talk Coming?
Having acquired a pair of cornerbacks this week, the Eagles now have three potential No. 1 options on their roster. Incumbent starter Asante Samuel will be joined by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who was acquired in the Kevin Kolb trade with Arizona, and Nnamdi Asomugha, who Philadelphia signed on Friday. Rumors are already popping up that the Eagles could trade Samuel.
Broncos Holding Onto Orton?
It appears less likely that the Broncos will trade veteran quarterback Kyle Orton. Andrew Brandt of The National Football Post reports that Orton's $1.5 million roster bonus was activated at 4:00 PM EST on Friday. "Broncos unlikely to trade after making that commitment," Brandt wrote on his Twitter page. The NFL Network's Jason La Canfora has since confirmed that Denver is no longer shopping Orton.
Bears Trade Olsen To Panthers For Pick
The Bears have traded tight end Greg Olsen to the Panthers in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2012 draft, according to a league source. Olsen then agreed to a four-year, $24 million extension with $10 million guaranteed, added a source. "I think it's bittersweet," Olsen said. "I've made it clear since the day I got here that I've really enjoyed my time here in Chicago. My plans all along, obviously, were to play my career here. ... The guys on the team have been awesome. And the fans obviously are second to none and this city really embraces their team. ... At the same time, I feel like for my career and going forward to go join a team that has so much promise and the guys they have in place already down there. And [offensive coordinator] Rob Chudzinski [is] a guy that I know from my college days. And what he's done with tight ends and how his offense focused around that position. So I feel like it's a great opportunity for me going forward and it's something I'm looking forward to."
Ochocinco Traded To New England
The Bengals have traded wide receiver Chad Ochocinco to the Patriots, according to a source. The deal was agreed upon after Ochocinco reached a restructured three-year deal with New England. Cincinnati will receive two draft picks for the receiver, one in 2012 and another the following year.
Cards, Eagles Complete Kolb Trade
The Cardinals have completed a trade with the Eagles to acquire quarterback Kevin Kolb, according to sources. Kolb will get a new contract extension of five years for $63 million, with a little more than $22 million guaranteed. The new deal puts him under contract for six seasons. Philadelphia will receive cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick.
Saints Get Amaya In Bush Trade
We don't know exactly what the Saints will get from the Dolphins in the Reggie Bush trade, but they will at least obtain safety Jonathon Amaya. Amaya played in 10 games as a reserve for Miami last season and was a standout player on special teams.
Dolphins Finalize Deal To Acquire Bush
Reggie Bush negotiated a two-year, $10 million contract with the Dolphins to complete a trade from the Saints.
New Contract May Be Delaying Kolb Trade
The Cardinals are expected to eventually acquire Kevin Kolb from the Eagles.
Agent Says Bears Offering Olsen In Trade
Drew Rosenhaus sent an e-mail to personnel people making Greg Olsen available, but soon after sent another message backtracking.
Redskins Deal Haynesworth To Patriots
Washington received a fifth-round draft pick in return.
Reggie Bush Headed To Miami?
Reggie Bush must accept a new deal with the Dolphins in order to allow the trade to be consummated.
Orton Headed To The Dolphins?
A number of signs point to the Broncos trading veteran quarterback Kyle Orton to the Dolphins.
Cardinals Looking At Three Different Quarterbacks
Arizona is looking at acquiring Kevin Kolb, Kyle Orton or Marc Bulger.
McNabb Deal Down To 'Final Issues'
Donovan McNabb will soon be a member of the Vikings.
Broncos Trade Gaffney To Redskins
The Broncos have traded wide receiver Jabar Gaffney to the Redskins for defensive end Jaremy Jarmon.
Eagles Expected To Send Kolb To Cardinals
Kevin Kolb could be a member of the Cardinals by the end of the week.
Redskins, Vikings Agree To McNabb Trade
The trade appears set, with Donovan McNabb set to make far less than the $14.75 million he would have with the Redskins.
Vikings, Redskins Discuss McNabb Trade
A few teams have called Washington about Donovan McNabb's services.
Kolb Trade Isn't Imminent
Philadelphia hopes to get a first-round pick in return for Kolb, but they are unlikely to get one.
Bengals: Palmer Isn't On The Block
Bengals owner Mike Brown insisted on Tuesday that quarterback Carson Palmer isn't on the trading block.
Broncos Putting Orton On Trade Block
The Broncos have put Kyle Orton on the trading block as deals will be permitted beginning Tuesday morning.
Chargers Tread Lightly On Jackson's Future
The end of the NFL lockout has caused teams to act very quickly with the 2011 season a little more than a month away.
NFL Transactions May Begin Monday
According to the projected timeline, the new league year would officially start next Tuesday afternoon.
Packers Open To Dealing Barnett
The Packers could save themselves $4 million in cap space by dealing Nick Barnett.
Vikings Dealing Tarvaris Jackson To Seahawks?
Seattle needs a quarterback and former Minnesota offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is now with the Seahawks.