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Jimmy Garoppolo Likely To Receive Trade Interest From Browns

Dec 11, 2016 12:18 PM

The Cleveland Browns are expected to address the quarterback position in the offseason through a trade.

Some believe Cleveland will pursue a trade with the New England Patriots for Jimmy Garoppolo. The Browns and Patriots were trade partners earlier this season.

With Tom Brady continuing his career with no signs of regression, the Patriots could look to trade Garoppolo.

The Browns traded down last year in the draft instead of selecting Carson Wentz.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jerry Jones Will Try To Keep Tony Romo In 2017

Dec 9, 2016 1:17 PM

Jerry Jones will try to keep Tony Romo on the Dallas Cowboys in 2017 despite the emergence of Dak Prescott.

"I think Tony is going to compete. He will never accept it," Jones said. "But do I think it is possible that he could be in Dallas and it's good for him and good for us and be the smart thing to do? How many times have we ever seen one drawn up where you see that kind of depth at the quarterback position? How many times do you have to be reminded if we had the concussion protocol the way we had it today, Troy Aikman wouldn't have played in the second Super Bowl."

Jones acknowledged that keeping Romo along with Prescott would be "unorthodox," especially if he kept Romo and eschewed using the additional salary cap space moving on would create for an upgrade on defense.

Jones said he believes he can talk the quarterback out of asking for a trade.

"I think if I ask Tony to go with us on that and let's try to win a championship, I think, yes, he will," Jones said.

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Hue Jackson Won't Let Browns Trade Joe Thomas While He's Coaching

Dec 8, 2016 6:19 AM

Joe Thomas has been mentioned in trade rumors for the past two years, but Hue Jackson says the Cleveland Browns aren't moving the left tackle.

"That's not happening or I'm going with him, okay?" Jackson said. "I guarantee you that. I'm going with him. No, Joe Thomas means too much to this organization and to this football team. As I said to everybody, I want us to do right by him. Right by that is let's go get this man some wins. He deserves that.

"He deserves to be on a winning football team and have a chance to chase playoffs and championships. That's why you're here. ... We have to get this thing right for those guys because it's truly what it is about -- our fans, our organization -- but those players, they give a lot and we have to give it back to them."

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Adrian Peterson Will Only Return If Vikings Remain In Playoff Hunt

Dec 7, 2016 1:45 PM

Adrian Peterson is working on returning from his meniscus surgery this season but he will only do so if the Minnesota Vikings are in playoff contention.

Peterson had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee on Sept. 22.

The Vikings have lost six of their last seven games after a 5-0 start.

"I'm thinking that we're going to make the playoffs, so that's what I'm keeping my mindset on," Peterson said. "So, if that's not the case a week or two from now, we can settle back around."

Mike Zimmer has declined on several occasions to discuss a timetable for Peterson's return, but said on Wednesday that Peterson's health -- not any other determining factors -- would dictate when he'd return.

"The guys that are out here, I'm trying to coach the best I can," Zimmer said. "If he comes out, I'll try to coach him the best I can, whenever that is."

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Saints To Explore Trade Market For Brandin Cooks In Offseason

Dec 4, 2016 3:06 PM

The New Orleans Saints could test the trade market this offseason for Brandin Cooks, according to multiple teams.

Cooks has expressed frustration with his role within the Saints' offense this season.

Cooks believes he is used too often as a clear-out receiver instead of as a primary option.

A trade was reportedly developing earlier this season between the Saints and New England Patriots involving Jamie Collins.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor