Archive | February, 2010

San Diego letting Sproles run out of town

26 February 2010

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In a fairly surprising move, Chargers running back Darren Sproles has been told by the front office in San Diego that he will be a free agent this off-season, after the team decided not to tender him an offer. Coming on the heels of their decision to release fellow running back and future Hall of [...]

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Boldin trade talk heating up; Miami in the mix

26 February 2010

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Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin is no stranger to off-season trade discussions, having pushed for his team to deal him elsewhere multiple times in absence of a new contract to pay him a similar amount of money as his counterpart Larry Fitzgerald. Up to now though, Arizona has been unwilling to part with Boldin, preferring [...]

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Washington to tender Campbell; trade in the works?

26 February 2010

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In their first major move since hiring Mike Shanahan as head coach, the Redskins have decided to offer quarterback Jason Campbell a contract, keeping him locked in as a restricted free agent this off-season, and setting the stage for a potential trade to a team in need of a new QB. According to Aaron Wilson [...]

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Scouting Combine updates – Friday

26 February 2010

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The NFL Scouting Combine is a beehive of activity for many of the NFL’s top executives and coaches, and this year is no exception, with plenty of interesting information floating around to fuel the speculation that defines the off-season. With that in mind, here’s a quick roundup of what’s being said this morning, with the [...]

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New deal for Cribbs on the way?

25 February 2010

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After a season in which he clearly demonstrated his value to his team, both on offense and special teams, Cleveland kick returner/wide receiver Joshua Cribbs made it known he expected a major raise from his current contract. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, that raise could come as early as this weekend, [...]

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2010 franchise tags few and far between

24 February 2010

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One of the most well known tools available for teams to use in retaining their key players is the franchise tag system, which is almost universally despised by players and loved by NFL owners for it’s ability to prevent a star from signing with a rival club. Most years there are a few players that [...]

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Seymour set for big payday; Asomugha on the way out?

24 February 2010

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The Raiders took a big gamble at the start of last season by trading away their top pick in 2012 to the Patriots to obtain Pro Bowl defensive End Richard Seymour, who was initially unwilling to play in Oakland, but eventually has warmed to the idea of sticking it out if the money is right. [...]

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Tomlinson’s release marks end of an era in San Diego

22 February 2010

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The inevitable occurred this afternoon in sunny southern California. Choosing to venture off into the future now instead of prolonging it for a final season, the Chargers released superstar running back LaDainian Tomlinson, guaranteeing a sight no one expected to see next fall: LT donning a something other than San Diego’s classic powder blue and [...]

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Lions looking for talent, regardless of need

22 February 2010

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If recent history were any indicator of potential draft selections, Detroit would be almost certain to pick up a top flight receiver with their first round choice this April, in spite of glaring holes at other key positions. But with a solid young quarterback under center and a fairly talented group of skill players behind [...]

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Jones to bolt Big Apple for sunny San Diego?

20 February 2010

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Thomas Jones played a major role in the Jets surprising run to the AFC Championship game last season, but financial constraints could open the door for his departure in New York, and the Chargers could benefit as a result. According to New York Post beat writer Rich Cimini, there’s a 50-50 chance that Jones makes [...]

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Chargers offer up Cromartie; looking for new RB

17 February 2010

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In the surest sign yet that running back LaDainian Tomlinson’s days are numbered in San Diego, the Chargers are apparently dangling Pro Bowl cornerback Antonio Cromartie as trade bait, in an attempt to acquire a new star to carry the load next season. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, San Diego is comfortable with losing Cromartie [...]

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Janikowski inks richest deal in history for kicker

16 February 2010

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10 seasons ago, the Raiders shocked many around the league when they selected kicker┬áSebastian Janikowski in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft, as it was only the third time that had happened in league history. Since his arrival in Oakland, Janikowski has consistently been among the league’s best in kickoff distance and range [...]

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