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Josh Rosen: It's My Duty To Prove Cardinals Wrong If They Ship Me Off

Apr 18, 2019 4:28 PM

Josh Rosen admits the uncertainity of his future with the Arizona Cardinals has bothered him.

The Cardinals are considering selecting Kyler Murray, which would then lead to a trade of Rosen.

"I think the season probably went as poorly as it could possibly go," Rosen said from an RV. "But within that, I had an unbelievable time. I think when people talk about, like, you can't listen to criticism or you can't read articles, you have to be aware of what's going on to a certain extent. So I definitely understand the situation.

"It's annoying, but it is what it is. Football's a business, and I definitely respect the higher-ups and their decisions. We won three games, and each one of those wins -- to me, it felt like we won the Super Bowl. And that feeling is so intoxicating, and that's why I just want nothing more than to be part of a team next year and have the same opportunities to go out and compete."

On Tuesday, new Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said Rosen has been "phenomenal" through the offseason and has been the first one to show up to offseason workouts. General manager Steve Keim said he has had "good dialogue" with Rosen and called the quarterback a "pro's pro."

"I think the best advice I've ever gotten in life, from so many different people, is control what you can control," Rosen said. "And whatever decisions are made, it's my duty to prove them right if they keep me and prove them wrong if they ship me off."

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Russell Wilson: No-Trade Clause 'Sealed' Seahawks Deal

Apr 18, 2019 8:21 AM

Russell Wilson says agreeing on a no-trade clause helped finalize his contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks this week.

"We talked about the idea of a no-trade clause just because we really wanted to be here," Wilson said. "That was the thing we were really excited about and that's kind of what sealed the deal for us."

Wilson agreed to a four-year, $140 million deal that makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history. It includes $107 million in guarantees, according to a source.

Wilson called Seattle "a special place" and "home for us" as he shot down the rumors that had surfaced while his future was in apparent limbo that he wanted to play elsewhere.

"The guys I've always admired in sports, the guys that played at [their] locations for 15 to 20 years, guys like Derek Jeter, I want to be like that," Wilson said. "I want to be remembered in that sense of what we want to do here in Seattle. So, we're just getting started."

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Saints, Titans Had Legitimate Interest In Antonio Brown

Apr 14, 2019 4:03 PM

The New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans had legitimate interest in trading for Antonio Brown at points during the process.

While the New England Patriots had interest in Brown, the Pittsburgh Steelers had no intention of trading him to a rival.

Brown blocked a trade to the Buffalo Bills before eventually being acquired by the Oakland Raiders.

Jeremy Fowler, Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Seahawks Believe Russell Wilson Would Like To Play Elsewhere

Apr 14, 2019 9:32 AM

The Seattle Seahawks believe Russell Wilson would like to play elsewhere, according to a source. Wilson hasn't said this to the Seahawks and may never express it.

But the feeling is Wilson could drive a harder bargain on his contract with the Seahawks than he would another team.

Wilson was recently asked by Jimmy Fallon about a rumor that he could end up with the New York Giants.

"I'm not sure if the Seahawks are gonna let me get away," said Wilson.

Wilson and his agent, Mark Rodgers, continue to talk to the Seahawks about a long-term deal.

Wilson could take a year-to-year approach if he doesn't sign an extension with the Seahawks.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Patriots Had Interest In Trading For Sterling Shepard

Apr 12, 2019 8:12 AM

The New England Patriots have been looking for help at receiver and had interest in trading for Sterling Shepard earlier this offseason.

Shepard signed a four-year, $41 million extension with the New York Giants this week.

Pat Leonard/New York Daily News

Tags: New England Patriots, New York Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jack Del Rio Wouldn't Be Surprised If Seahawks Traded Russell Wilson

Apr 10, 2019 8:19 AM

Russell Wilson wants a new contract from the Seattle Seahawks by April 15.

If he doesn't receive one, the quarterback could take a year-to-year approach under the franchise tag.

Jack Del Rio offered another option during an appearance on NFL Network.

"[D]on't be surprised if before it's all said and done when we line up for the season next year if Russell Wilson isn't quarterbacking somewhere else and the Seahawks haven't gone and gotten a quarterback they think for the future," Del Rio said.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Josh Rosen Reports To Cardinals Voluntary Offseason Workouts

Apr 8, 2019 3:34 PM

Josh Rosen was the first player to report to the Arizona Cardinals voluntary offseason conditioning workouts on Monday.

Rosen's future with the Cardinals is uncertain as they may select Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick in the draft.

The Cardinals traded up to select Rosen in the first round in 2018.

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

49ers Were 'Stunned' When By OBJ Trade, Would Have Offered Better Deal

Apr 8, 2019 11:34 AM

The San Francisco 49ers were reportedly "stunned" when the New York Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.

Dave Gettleman and John Lynch had been talking about a possible trade for weeks.

The 49ers never ultimately heard from the Giants before the trade was made. It's strongly believed the 49ers were willing to offer more for Beckham than the Browns, according to a league source.

Gettleman never shopped Cleveland's deal around in hopes of a better trade.

Pat McManamon, Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Josh Rosen Expected To Report To Start Of Cardinals' Offseason Program

Apr 5, 2019 7:09 PM

Josh Rosen is expected to report to the start of the Arizona Cardinals' offseason program despite rampant trade speculation.

The Cardinals have yet to engage in trade talks involving Rosen.

Arizona is expected to consider drafting Kyler Murray with the first overall pick.

Rosen was drafted 10th overall last year and was inserted in the starting lineup by Week 4. 

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Robert Griffin III Thought He Had Chance To Become Jags' Starting QB

Apr 4, 2019 10:56 AM

Robert Griffin III believes he had a chance to start for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2019 had they not traded for Nick Foles.

The Jaguars tried to trade for Griffin at the end of the preseason and again before the trade deadline.

Griffin waited to sign a two-year, $4 million with the Baltimore Ravens until the Jaguars traded for Foles.

"We knew that was an opportunity and there'd be a chance if things didn't work out with Nick Foles," Griffin said on the Ravens' podcast. "We just wanted to wait and see what would happen."

Griffin will be Lamar Jackson's backup in 2019.

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Lions Publicly Soliciting Offers To Move Down From No. 8
The Lions would like to move down from No. 8.

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Browns Trade Emmanuel Ogbah To Chiefs For Eric Murray
Emmanuel Ogbah has 12.5 sacks in three seasons with the team.


Duke Johnson Requests Trade From Browns
The Jets, Texans and Eagles have interest in Duke Johnson.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Emmanuel Ogbah Doesn't Report To Browns In Advance Of Possible Trade
When Emmanuel Ogbah is traded, only three players will remain from the 14 taken in the 2016 draft by the Browns.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Dolphins Trade Robert Quinn To Cowboys
The Dolphins have traded Robert Quinn to the Cowboys for a 2020 sixth-round pick.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Eagles Acquire Jordan Howard From Bears For 2020 Pick
The Bears will get a sixth-round pick that can become a fifth-round pick, according to a source.

Tim McManus/ESPN

NFL Execs Concerned With Precedent Set By Antonio Brown
Pittsburgh had Antonio Brown under contract for three more years at a total of $38.925 million.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Giants Internally Explore Trade For Josh Rosen
The Giants could still also select a quarterback in this year's draft.

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Kliff Kingsbury Insists Josh Rosen Fits His System
Kliff Kingsbury said with the first overall draft pick comes "tons of chatter."

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Dolphins Attempted To Trade For Matthew Stafford Before 2018 Draft
Adam Gase reached out to Matt Patricia personally about a potential deal.

Jose A. Iglesias/Miami Herald

49ers Confirm They Were Unwilling To Trade No. 2 For Odell Beckham
The 49ers were aggressive in their pursuit of a trade for Odell Beckham.

Matt Maiocco/NBC Sports Bay Area

Brandon Beane: Bills Were Never Close To Acquiring Antonio Brown
Despite reports to the contrary, Brandon Beane says the Bills were never close to trading for Antonio Brown.

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John Mara Was 'Reluctant' For Giants To Trade Odell Beckham
Giants ownership considers the trade of Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns among the toughest moves they have ever made.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

49ers Could Have 'Feeding Frenzy' If Kyler Murray Falls To No. 2
Jay Glazer predicts there a number of teams who would look to trade up to No. 2 for Kyler Murray.

Jay Glazer/The Athletic

Cowboys, Dolphins Discussing Robert Quinn Trade
The Cowboys and Dolphins are discussing a possible trade centered around Robert Quinn, according to sources.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Bills Had No Interest When Giants Called About Odell Beckham Trade
After a trade for Antonio Brown fell through, the Bills received a call from the Giants on their interest in Odell Beckham Jr.

Peter King/NBC Sports

49ers Were Unwilling To Trade No. 2 Overall Pick For Odell Beckham Jr.
The 49ers had interest in trading for Odell Beckham Jr. both during the 2018 season and again in the offseason.

Jay Glazer/The Athletic

Glazer Sensed Giants Planned To Take Best OBJ Offer By Certain Date
Jay Glazer explained his reasoning on the Odell Beckham Jr. prediction.

Jay Glazer/The Athletic

Titans Acquire Ryan Tannehill From Dolphins
Ryan Tannehill's new contract is for $7 million for one season and is fully guaranteed.

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Giants Feared Odell Beckham Situation Would Get Worse For Them
The Giants decided to trade Odell Beckham Jr. because they feared he could eventually force a trade.

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