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djp
10-27-2009, 04:56 PM
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RaiderNation
10-27-2009, 07:30 PM
Al Davis Steps Down, Raiders Announce Trade Block

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After another disapointing season, owner Al Davis steps down from the GM position and hands it to life long fan James Rowe." Big changes are going to happen... we have solid pieces and maybe with a good draft this year we got get back to what us fans want."

Rowe also announced today that former #1 pick JaMarcus Russell can be had. "Russell this year was one of the worst QB in the league, and we need some leadership. Also WR Javon Walker is on the block"

Scotty D
10-28-2009, 01:28 AM
Lions make major moves pending league approval
Lions pursue two defensive forces
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Detroit is finalizing trade talks with two AFC teams, sources say that Martin Mayhew has been talking to the Chargers about Shawne Merriman and the Bills for Marcus Stroud. It is unknown what Detroit would have to give up for these players but I do know that second year DE Cliff Avril, and WLB Ernie Sims will be heading out of town in these deals.
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Will Mayhew's gamble pay off?

Its assumed that Schwartz will have Merriman line up at defensive end across from Dewayne White. The Lions had a chance to draft Merriman, but instead choose USC WR Mike Williams. Merriman would be a huge talent upgrade over anyone currently on the Lions defense. His knee injury, and league issues are a worry. Mayhew is taking a risk on an immense talent.

Ever since the trade of Shaun Rogers the defensive tackle position has left much to be desired. Last years starters on opening day were Grady Jackson and Sammie Lee Hill. Detroit trades for a proven talent that can clog the middle and collapse the pocket. Potentially opening things up for Merriman, and the veteran LBs Julian Peterson and Larry Foote.
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Stroud would be a prescence not felt since Shaun Rogers played for the Lions

The return of Ernie Sims has some fans puzzled, but when you break it down Sims just does not have that much value. He is limited to cover 2 teams, and hasn't shown the big play ability. He is good in coverage and always around the ball but has not shown the worth of a top ten pick. Detroit gets value for him before his contract runs up. The play of 2009 third round draft pick DeAndre Levy, LB - Wisconsin in Sim's injury absence had to influence Mayhew's decision. I have been told Detroit will still have a first round pick (#16) and their original second and third round picks after the deals.

neko4
10-28-2009, 11:52 AM
Jags Still Selling Groves - No Buyers

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been trying to trade Groves since the begining of the offseason. While they still feel Groves has potential, his play up until now has left a lot to be desired. The Jags have been asking a pretty big price for Groves, but are now willing to listen to lesser offers. They seem to be interested in acquiring a new WR.

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DiG
10-28-2009, 03:21 PM
Campbell Seeks New Home

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Former first round draft pick, Jason Campbell is in search for a new NFL home this offseason. Campbell is a young, strong armed quarterback that has not yet reached his NFL potential. In his career with Washington, Campbell has been through several offensive schemes and most recently stuck behind a very poor offensive line. In the right scheme, alongside a strong run game and improved oline, many still believe that Jason Campbell can succeed in the NFL. Teams interested in pursuing Campbell should contact owner, Dirty Thirty.

Todd Bertuzzi
10-28-2009, 03:25 PM
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Eagles extend Reid

After yet another disappointing season the Philadelphia Eagles have decided to extend coach Andy Reid's contract for three more seasons, which will keep him with the club through the 2013/2014 season. The Eagles finished with a 10-6 record this season and after qualifying for a Wild Card spot, they were eliminated in the NFC Championship by the New Orleans Saints. This was the Eagles 5th NFC Championship appearance in the last 10 years where they are 1-4, with the only Super Bowl appearance coming back in '04 when they lost to the Patriots. Reid has been with the club since '99 and boasts a career coaching record of 107-68-1 in the regular season and a career record of 12-8 in the post season. The contract is said to be in the area of 5M a season.

Scotty D
10-28-2009, 03:44 PM
Lions looking for secondary help
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The Lions currently list Phillip Buchanon and Eric King as their starting cornerbacks. Buchanon was a free agent bust last year, falling in and out of the starting line-up. The last talented corner the Lions had was Dre Bly (traded to Denver for Tatum Bell and George Foster).

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Anthony Henry's lack of speed was exposed last season prior to a move to safety

Sources report Martin Mayhew has contacted the Redskins about a conerback, stay tuned.

Hines
10-28-2009, 03:49 PM
CHIEFS LOOKING AT BPA, TRADING VETS


Kansas City, MO- After speaking to Kansas City Chiefs GM HinesWardJr, the Chiefs will be going after the best player available in this coming draft. He knows the franchise has numerous needs at key positions, but believes the depth of this draft is great and they can fill those holes as the draft goes on.

We also got word that Larry Johnson Jr and Derrick Johnson are also on the block. Several teams have inquired about them, but nothing official. Stay tuned.

A Perfect Score
10-28-2009, 06:03 PM
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RAVENS MOVING FORMER PRO BOWLERS?

Baltimore, M.D -- The Ravens may be trying to move a few former Pro Bowl players, an inside source says. Both RB Willis McGahee and TE Todd Heap are former Pro Bowlers who may find new homes prior to the draft. When asked about these rumors, GM Ozzie Newsome replied with "Yes, its true, we are trying to move certain accomplished players in an attempt to get younger and faster. We appreciate what these players have done for our franchise, but its time to move on." With the recent re-emergence of Cedric Benson, a similar runner, many believe McGahee's value would be high right now, as he has fresh legs and could be an instant upgrade at the position for a number of teams in the league. Heap has had durability issues in the past, but he seems perfectly healthy right now and is still one of the better receiving options at the position in the league. More updates to follow.

redbills
10-28-2009, 06:31 PM
T.O to Rival?
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Adam Schefter on his twitter account, reports that the New England Patriots called the Bills tuesday in regards to WR Terrell Owens.

scottyboy
10-28-2009, 07:11 PM
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The Newark Star Ledger is reporting the Giants are interested in making moves for a vetern safety, linebacker, defensive tackle and draft picks.

RaiderNation
10-28-2009, 08:12 PM
Raiders Land New QB
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After seeing former #1 pick JaMarcus Russell not improve at all this season, the Raiders new GM James Rowe made a huge move for the organization by landing QB Tarvaris Jackson. Jackson, 26, has showed he can be a starting QB last season with his good late season performances. With Favre coming in, Jackson was benched for the future Hall of Famer. Jackson is a great athlete who fits the Raiders offence well with his good arm strength and will add his speed to get away from defenders. Jackson will have a solid running game behind with Bush, McFadden and Fargas and has some young WR's to work with. Time will tell if Jackon can get the job done, but JaMarcus Russell's future is still unknown.

CJSchneider
10-29-2009, 09:59 AM
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49ers make trade for help on the line.

It has been apparent that one of the glaring holes, or lack there of, on the 49ers offense is a stable line. Coach Mike Singletary may have just received an answer for that problem. "Tony is a proven commodity. We think he will fit in well with what we are trying to accomplish here." Ugoh, who has recently been relegated to that of a reserve because of knee problems that required surgery during the off-season last year.

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"This does not mean we will not explore the possibility of improving our line even more by means of the draft, it means we realize this area as one of concern and we are addressing it."

D-Unit
10-29-2009, 11:03 AM
Former 1st Rounder Jarvis Moss On the Block

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D-Unit
10-29-2009, 11:07 AM
Young Corner Alphonso Smith On the Block

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D-Unit
10-29-2009, 03:38 PM
Bailey on the move???

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Last calls before I pull the trigger...

DeepThreat
10-29-2009, 04:09 PM
Bengals Shopping for Safeties

Reports have recently come out that the Cincinnati Bengals are on the prowl for a free safety to help the team's pass defense. Cincinnati is also fielding offers for defensive tackle Pat Sims.

Staubach12
10-29-2009, 11:27 PM
Cowboys Replace Phillips With Cowher
Roster Moves Could Come Soon
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Irving, Texas- Jerry Jones wasted no time today, announcing that Bill Cowher was the new Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys, only a day firing Wade Phillips, who had been the Cowboys' head coach for the past three seasons. Cowher went on to say that changes on the roster could come soon, "with the exception of a few select players... (the Cowboys) will consider any offer on the table."

Malaka
10-30-2009, 10:14 AM
The New York Jets Will Be In The Super Bowl, This Season."
2nd Year Head Coach Rex Ryan Backing Last Years Claim That The New York Jets Will be Super Bowl Contenders.

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Head Coach Rex Ryan, blatantly points out that the Jets will be contenders this year. Is this some super swagger for the team, or just buffoonery by the Jets Head Coach? Only time will tell, but I am siding with the former on this one, Rex Ryan was able to improve this team leaps and bounds from the previous year, and now it seems like they should be able to push for a playoff position, if not contend for the Super Bowl. Now in Mark Sanchez's second year things should really take off for this team especially with a good draft.

... in other news, the Jets have recently put up several players for acquisition, once starting QB Kellen Clemens, Leon Washington, and lastly DE/DT Shaun Ellis. It seems as if the Jets want to get younger on both sides of the ball.

DJC
10-30-2009, 11:47 AM
Kiffin: Eric Berry a Buc

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Longtime former Buccaneer's Defensive Coordinator Monte Kiffin believes that Eric Berry is the best player in the upcoming draft. Kiffin, who spent his first year at Tennessee working with Berry, believes that come draft day Eric Berry will be a Buccaneer. "Dom (Mark Dominik, Buccaneers GM) called me for some of my insight on some players. He was most interested in Berry though." Kiffin told ESPN. In Kiffin's opinion, "Berry is the most talented player in the draft this year and the way the Bucs played this year they would be sorry in the future if they passed on him. His playmaking ability can turn around that defense fast".

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First year Head Coach Raheem Morris and GM Mark Dominik had no comment when asked about their draft intentions with the #2 overall pick.

RaiderNation
10-30-2009, 11:54 AM
The Silver and Black Looking to Trade Down, Cable Gets 1 More Year
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After scouting many prospects and getting mock drafts from known draft experts, the Raiders have realized that a few of there top prospects will be gone before they pick. They dont have the type of players and picks to move up to snag 1 of the prospects, so the Raiders have decided to announced they want to trade down. The Raiders have the #7 pick in the 1st round and have needs along both the offensive and defensive line. This year is really talented on the defensive line and could get the same value later in the 1st.

Raiders new GM James Rowe also announced today that he is giving Tom Cable another year."We need stability here in Oakland, Cable is a good coach and I feel he needs another year to really show what he can do."

RaiderNation
10-30-2009, 12:24 PM
Walker is Done In Oakland and Probably Done in the NFL
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Back in 2008, owner Al Davis made some huge free agent signings when he signed WR Javon Walker, CB DeAngelo Hall and SS Gibril Wilson. Well both Hall and Wilson were gone 1 year into their deals, and it looks like Walker is next to be cut. Walker whos knee's had major problems before the Raiders signed him have gotten worse and with no salery cap this season, it was time for Walker to move on. " We need to cut ties with all the negatives on this team, we already have a bunch of young WR's who can play so I felt this move was good for both parties"

Hines
10-30-2009, 03:11 PM
DERRICK JOHNSON TRADED?


Kansas City, MO- Sources out of the Chiefs organization have informed the media that Derrick Johnson may have been traded. No details have been released, but Johnson has sold his Kansas City home. Details to come.

Malaka
10-30-2009, 03:20 PM
DELETE THIS POST.... or just wait till Djp approves my trades...

senormysterioso
10-30-2009, 05:37 PM
Ted Ginn to New Orleans
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Ted Ginn Jr was traded to New Orleans today for Devrey Henderson and a 3rd round pick. Ginn should flourish in Sean Paytons creative offense. Payton is excited to see Ginn and Reggie Bush on the field at the same time.

RaiderNation
10-31-2009, 12:19 PM
Raiders Land New OLB
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Late last night, a big trade was approved. It might surprise you, but 2 division rivals agreed to a big trade sending Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson and their #5 pick for the Raiders #7 pick, FS Michael Huff and a late 5th round pick. The pick up lets Oakland complete their LB crew and will give Johnson a new home to shine. Huff will be replaced by current starting SS Tyvon Branch and will allow last years 2nd round pick Mike Mitchell show what he can do at SS. Johnson will be expect to have a Julian Peterson type impact for the defense and if he does this will greatly improve this defense.

Hines
10-31-2009, 01:46 PM
KANSAS CITY LANDS HUFF, TRADES JOHNSON, MOVES DOWN

Kansas City, MO- In a deal that got finalized last night, the Kansas City Chiefs have aquired Michael Huff and draft picks for Derrick Johnson and the 5th overall pick. Johnson, who was unhappy about his playing time in Kansas City, demanded a trade and finally got his wish. Huff is a player that the Chiefs are high on and expect him to play multiple positions to help their pass defense. He joins a young and talented defensive backfield that is led by Brandon Flowers and Brandon Carr.

Kansas City also gets the 7th pick in the draft along with a 5th rounder from the Raiders.

To make room for Huff, the Chiefs have released S Jon McGraw.

fenikz
10-31-2009, 05:12 PM
Former 1st Rounder Heading West?
Rumors out of Arizona have been spreading about the acquisition of a former top 10 pick. When asked about the deal GM Rod Graves said, "He is a high potential guy but really hasn't proven anything yet." The Cardinals refuse to name the player due to the trade's pending nature.

D-Unit
10-31-2009, 07:48 PM
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Denver acquires Choice and James

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The Broncos and Cowboys have agreed to an early evening trade on the eve before the draft. The Broncos are sending their 2nd round draft pick in exchange for RB Tashard Choice and ILB Bradie James. Coach McDaniels said that Choice will be a big part of the offense next year. He and Moreno will form a solid 1-2 punch in the backfield. "We like Choice because he knows how to make the best use of his touches, is accustomed to being apart of a committee, and is a great compliment to Moreno because he is a better inside runner," said McDaniels.

Getting Bradie goes a big ways towards solidifying our ILB depth and leadership. He'll be an asset for us. We feel like we solidified 2 positions of need with proven commodities and even with a 2nd rounder, you never really know what you're going to get. So we pulled the trigger on the deal.

RaiderNation
11-01-2009, 10:16 AM
Clausen in, Russell Out

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With the selection of Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen, the Raiders have announced former #1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell will be released. Russell whos played decreased a bunch this past season doesnt have the dedication to be a NFL QB, and with Clausen and Tarvaris Jackson added to the roster, Russell has to place on the roster.

Malaka
11-01-2009, 01:55 PM
Gholston Headed To The Desert
Former Top 10 Draft Pick, Vernon Gholston in his 2nd year and the 51st pick of the draft, have been traded to the Arizona Cardinals for pick #24.

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The Rumors coming out Arizona were true, a former top pick was acquired. Vernon Gholston, whom to many Jets fans is a major bust, was traded away yesterday for the 24th pick in the draft. Gholston in his 2nd year has yet to crack the starting line-up for a team that lacks a competent pass rush. Ken Whisenhunt has expressed interest in Gholston's huge untapped potential, but so far Gholston has looked stiff and worn. Only time will tell if it was too soon to give up on the former #6 overall pick. However, Rex Ryan recently stated that Vernon was a great guy and excellent athlete, but just lacks the fire to ever become an excellent player. Coach Ryan also said that with the acquisition of the 24th pick he will now be much more flexible, in trading up or just sitting back and waiting for the BPA. The Jets will probably address their OLB and DE issues with the two picks, and thankfully there seems to be good value for both those positions at those spots.

Hines
11-01-2009, 05:19 PM
KANSAS CITY MAKES MOVES, SELECTS OT RUSSELL OKUNG

Kansas City, MO- Draft day seemed to be a busy day for the Chiefs. With their first selection, the Chiefs drafted Oklahoma State LT Russell Okung. This helps a talent challanged unit. With the addition of Okung, the Chiefs will move 2008 first rounder Branden Albert to RT.

We also learned that the Chiefs have also traded for WR Limas Sweed. Sweed, who was deactivated a lot during last season, comes over to a unit that lacks weapons other than Dwayne Bowe. Sweed will start as the number 3 reciever, but can move up the depth chart in time. Chiefs GM, HinesWardJr, had this to say about Sweed.

"Sweed is a very young, talented reciever. He is big, fast, and can gain seperation from defenders. He is also a very good blocker. We know he has had problems catching the ball, but we feel his potential is unlimited and we couldn't pass the deal up."

To get Sweed, the Chiefs traded disgruntled RB Larry Johnson. Johnson, who has numerous off the field issues and expressed his interest to leave KC, has been on a steady decline. The Chiefs also sent a fifth round draft pick.

A Perfect Score
11-01-2009, 05:58 PM
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RAVENS WELCOME NEW DEFENSIVE BACK

Baltimore, M.D -- Baltimore Ravens Defensive Coordinator Greg Mattison has a new toy to play with: the team recently acquired former Pro Bowl CB Champ Bailey from the Broncos for starting guard Chris Chester, along with other conditions. The entire deal, which also included shipping DE Trevor Pryce and receiving TE Daniel Graham, was agreed to late Sunday night and gives the Ravens a great cover man for their ailing pass defense and a reliable receiver for sophomore QB Joe Flacco. Bailey, a former DPOY candidate, will team with All-Pro Safety Ed Reed to form a terrifying duo for opposing QBs to attempt to deal with.

Rosebud
11-01-2009, 07:13 PM
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Ron Turner on his way out of town? The former Illini head coach has been the Bears Offensive Co-Ordinator but we're hearing that this now a part of the past. Despite being saddled by a horrendous offensive line Turner is not being given another season with Jay Cutler at the helm. While speculation is running rampant as to how will replace Turner, we are hearing that the team hopes to become less predictable and versatile on offense.

senormysterioso
11-01-2009, 08:31 PM
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Saints Dealing Again?
The Saints front office is abuzz with another trade in the works allegedly involving multiple draft picks and player(s). Rumors have pro bowl defensive end Aaron Kampman of the Green Bay Packers coming to the Big Easy for undisclosed draft picks, stay tuned for more news.

Rosebud
11-01-2009, 08:35 PM
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The Chicago Bears have scheduled a press conference to announce the addition of former USC and Tennessee Titans offensive co-ordinator Norm Chow.

Rosebud
11-01-2009, 09:13 PM
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Major Shakeups to the Bears defense? Adam Schefter is reporting that the bears have been looking for offers for some long time bears stalwarts including former probowl DT Tommie Harris, starting DE Alex Brown, situational pass rusher Mark Anderson and starting CB Charles "Peanut" Tilman.

fenikz
11-01-2009, 09:33 PM
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High Expectations for Young Pass Rushers

The Arizona Cardinals are expecting good things out of the Jets former 6th overall pick and the Cardinals 2009 2nd round pick. The duo of Gholston & Brown are expected to make a hard push for playing time and DC Bill Davis wouldn't be surprised if either or both of them became starters, "These guys have a ton of talent, Brown was having a great training camp last year until he broke his wrist, and Gholston has all the talent in the world, a change of scenery and coaching could be all he needs to blast off." When GM Rod Graves was asked if he felt OLB was no longer a draft need he replied, "We have a strategy here in Arizona, you take the BPA regardless of position, we can't be wasting draft picks trying to fill holes that the media think we have."
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senormysterioso
11-02-2009, 07:16 PM
Saints Swing Blockbuster Deal
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The New Orleans Saints finalized a deal sending their first and second round picks and reserve linebacker Marvin Mitchell to the Green Bay Packers for All-pro defensive end Aaron Kampman and linebacker AJ Hawk a Lambardi Award winner at Ohio State and 5th overall pick in the 2006 draft. Ironically, the Saints were prepared to select Hawk with the second overall pick if Reggie Bush was picked first. Both had some trouble adjusting to the 3-4 defense that Green Bay has installed this offseason but will find a home starting in the 4-3 that New Orleans runs and both players are more accustom to. Saints head coach Sean Payton said at a press conference this afternoon that he plans to use Kampman at left defensive end opposite Will Smith and he will give Charles Grant an opportunity to play some defensive tackle as well as rotate in at end. Hawk will take over starting at weak side linebacker. Payton said that the move is reminds him of the trade for Jonathan Vilma with the Jets who also had trouble fitting into a 3-4 defense. The Saints have traded their first three picks in the draft and now don't pick until the fourth round, having also traded for wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. Coach Payton said that the opportunity to get relatively young talent the level that the picks netted them in trades would not have been possible if they stood pat and made the picks.

Rosebud
11-02-2009, 10:45 PM
John Clayton is reporting that the Bears will be calling a press conference any moment.

GM Rosebud steps up to the podium.
RB:Well, it has been a long and eventful day we would like to open this press conference by announcing our new Defensive Co-ordinator, Peter Giunta.
Giunta has been the giants defensive backs coach for the past few years and has worked as a co-ordinator before for the St. Louis Rams.
Reporter: Coach, how do you expect to change the bears defense under your tenure?
PG: Well The team has been running a lot of tampa 2 schemes in the past, but this past season they've been moving to more of a man scheme and I'm going to work with love smith to build an aggressive zone blitzing scheme here that takes advantage of the quality zone cover guys we have here as well as the multitude of pass rushers on this team.
Reporter: GM, how ready do you think the personnel is for this new ZB scheme?
RB: I actually think this team is a very close personnel wise, we need to get our secondary ready to run a little more man but we think that's something that should get taken over by the end of the offseason. Which brings me to my next announcement...we have recently learned that our trade of Peanut Tillman has gone through. Peanut has been a great boon to this organization but we felt that our secondary was much more of a strength than our offensive line and Stacy Andrews would make a bigger impact to our team as he can step in at Guard and Right Tackle and help us establish a more consistent running game for our offense, this trade also gives us an additional 5th round pick to help polster our depth. Any questions?
Reporter: Have you guys already decided on who you will step into peanut's starting role?
RB: We haven't yet, but we are very confident that DJ Moore and Zach Bowman are ready make an impact, we feel like the competition between all of our gives will let us go 4 deep with any team out wide. The competition at safety should be just as intense, which brings me to our next trade of Danieal Manning to move up into the middle second round. We think that our depth at Safety gives us the opportunity to move up in the draft to address a bigger cause for concern.

DiG
11-03-2009, 08:11 AM
Skins Boost Oline Early, Add to Secondary

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The Washington Redskins were sitting on the edge of their seat yesterday anticipating their first pick. After trading down from #8, with Russell Okung off the board, the Skins sat nervously, hoping that their target would remain available. With each passing selection, the coveted big ten offensive tackle eventually fell into their laps. With the 18th pick of the first round the Redskins proudly selected Bryan Bulaga, Iowa OT.

"We are really excited to add Bryan to the team." said Redskins HC. "Our offensive line didnt play to the level of expectations last year and we know its an area we need to address. Drafting Bryan isn't going to solve everything alone but its a great start and we hope that he will be an anchor on our line for a long time.

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Following the loss of Carlos Rogers, the Redskins have recently added Danieal Manning to the secondary in a trade with the Chicago Bears. "We've got a couple young players in Tryon and Barnes, so we knew we wanted to add an experienced starter." Manning was drafted 42nd overall by the Bears in the 2006 NFL Draft. He was a highly rated cornerback out of ACU and has started 45 games in Chicago over the past 4 seasons.

"Daniel is going to be a great addition to our secondary and will also be a key factor in our return game." In 2008, Manning returned 36 kickoffs for 1,070 yards and 1td. The Redskins have lacked a dynamic kick returner and are hoping that Manning can fill that void.

scottyboy
11-03-2009, 09:24 AM
GIants looking to move down in the draft, to acquire some extra draft picks...

KCJ58
11-03-2009, 03:19 PM
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Rams Welcome Suh & Quinn to St. Louis

St Louis Rams Welcome there two new additions to the team, 1st overall pick Ndamukong Suh, defensive tackle from Nebraska & former Browns 1st Round pick Brady Quinn was acquired via trade by Rams for the #33 pick in the Draft, GM KCJ58 commented on the two new acquisitions, "Suh was the best player in the draft so we felt like that if we drafted him our front seven would be alot better, we will take alot of pressure off our Linebackers and Defensive Ends, We understand he's a young kid but we are counting on him all year, but he knows there is pressure on to perform well, he knows he going to start and that he will be a major part of our defense. Brady Quinn we felt still has of potential and he was just not in the right system in Cleveland, and now that they drafted Jake Locker, we felt like we still needed a young QB, and we would rather get him than any other QB still on the board, so it was a easy decision to go & get him."


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Ndamukong Suh DT/Nebraska: Taken 1st Overall by St. Louis in the 2010 NFL Draft

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Brady Quinn QB: Acquired by St. Louis for pick #33

Todd Bertuzzi
11-03-2009, 03:27 PM
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Eagles welcome Weatherspoon

In 2009 the Eagles traded up from the 21st pick in order to select Missouri wide out Jeremy Maclin who was arguably a top 10 overall talent. The move payed huge dividends as Maclin had a great rookie season playing opposite Desean Jackson. Maclin finished the season with 763 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns which led all rookie receivers. This season the Eagles opted to go with a similar strategy, this time staying put at 21 they selected linebacker Sean Witherspoon. Like Maclin, Witherspoon also dawned the black and gold for Missouri and was considered by most to be a top 10 talent, however that's where the similarities end. At 6 "2", 245 lbs Weatherspoon is a menacing presence on defense and should fit in nicely in Philadelphia. "We were shocked when he was available at 21," said Eagles head coach and VP of football operations Andy Reid. "I think this is one of those picks where you'll look back and wonder how so many teams could have passed on him." When asked how he felt about falling all the way to 21 Weatherspoon had this to say, "I guess it just motivates me even more to go out there and prove those 20 teams who passed on me wrong. Obviously the Eagles saw something that they really liked and I'm excited to be part of such a prestigious organization." Nicknamed "Spoon" by his teammates, Weatherspoon was named to the 1st team All American squad last year and finishes his college career as Missouri's all time leading tackler.

In other news the Eagles are reportedly looking to trade up into the second round. The Eagles are owners of two 3rd round picks which they could package in order to move up.

RaiderNation
11-03-2009, 06:43 PM
Raiders Draft DT Marvin Austin
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In the 2nd round, the Silver and Black draft stud DT Marvin Austin. Austin is a huge upgrade over DT Gerald Warren. Austin, who is 6'3 305lbs, is stout against the run and can provide a pass rush as well. Austin is expected to make a big impact this season with vets Richard Seymour, Greg Ellis and Tommy Kelly playing along side of him. Austin, joined by OLB Derrick Johnson are 2 huge additions to the defense and will allow DC John Marshall to be able to run the scheme he wants.

Hines
11-03-2009, 06:52 PM
CHIEFS RELEASE COPPER AND LONG

After the drafting of Arrelious Benn, the Kansas City Chiefs have released WRs Lance Long and Terrance Copper.

princefielder28
11-03-2009, 08:30 PM
Packers add to offense

To begin this draft, where the Packers started with five picks in the first three rounds, they have invested those first two selections to fill offensive needs. The first player is Maryland offensive tackle Bruce Campbell, who probably won't be an instant contributor but the the team now has a true replacement in line for the day Chad Clifton hangs it up. The second player is California running back Jahvid Best, who provides the Packers with the home run threat that they have lacked from out of the backfield. Aaron Rodgers has to be a happy man at the moment.

RaiderNation
11-04-2009, 06:06 PM
Raiders Add More Talent to the Dline
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The Raiders believed that DE Jason Pierre-Paul was such a good talent, they just had to trade up for him. At 6'6 265lbs Pierre-Paul is a freak athlete who showed this year at USF he can get to the QB. Some scouts say Pierre-Paul has the talent to be the best DE in this draft. Pierre-Paul wont have to start right off the bat, with Richard Seymour and Greg Ellis holding down the starting jobs, but he will have the opportunity to learn from the vets and will likely see more and more time of the field as the season goes on. Ellis, whos turning 35, only has 2 years left on his contract and will likely be replaced from JPP.