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  • #46

    The eagles are actively searching for trade partners for star players CB Asante Samuel and WR DeSean Jackson, and say they are willing to negotiate with teams to come up with the best deal for both sides. Rumor has it that a team has already offered a high 2nd round pick for Jackson, but the team refuses to comment on that situation.


    • #47

      Packers look to trade Finley

      Its is being reported that the Green Bay Packers are listening to trade offers when it comes to young tight end Jermichael Finley. Finley burst onto the scene in 09 when he had a monster game in the wildcard loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Since then Finley has shown promise but is yet to live up to the high potential he seemed to have.

      It remains to be seen what Packers GM Super Packer will have in mind when negotiating with teams, however he has encouraged teams to come to him with offers, he has this to say, "Jermichael is a talented player with all the potential in the world, unfortunately it hasn't worked out for him here so we hope we can find him a new team sooner rather than later"


      • #48

        Woodson could be traded

        Very surprising news coming out of Green Bay today that veteran cornerback Charles Woodson may be available for trade. The Pro Bowl player that lead the league in interceptions is due 4 million in roster bonus in March and will then later be due 6.5 million for the year in base salary.

        Woodson, 35 is nearing the end of his career however it is believed he is willing to make the move to safety either in Green Bay or whichever team takes him on. Further news when we get it folks.
        Last edited by SuperPacker; 02-15-2012, 11:22 AM.


        • #49
          Raiders Shopping McFadden?
          by DC Insider Rick Bennett

          The dynamic back may be on the move.

          The Oakland Raiders are reportedly shopping RB Darren McFadden. They are asking for a late first round and are willing to negotiate.

          McFadden is a dynamic speedster when healthy, and could really add some punch to an offense currently lacking any.


          • #50
            Brian Dawkins to Retire
            by DC Insider Rick Bennett

            Neck Injury to blame?

            Earlier today, it was revealed that Broncos S Brian Dawkins had apparently renegotiated his contract with the team sometime last preseason or during the regular season, according to Rotoworld:

            The NFLPA database does not list Broncos SS Brian Dawkins as being under contract for 2012.
            Dawkins' old contract listed him with a 2012 base salary of $6 million, but he appears to be an unrestricted free agent after the Broncos did some kind of tinkering with the deal, either last offseason or during the year. Dawkins has a career-threatening neck injury and may be forced into retirement anyway.
            And retire is just what Dawkins will do.


            • #51
              Seahawks Franchise Lynch
              by DC Insider Rick Bennett

              The Skittles will flow in Seattle for another year.

              The Seattle Seahawks have announced today that they will apply the franchise tag to RB Marshawn Lynch.

              Lynch enjoyed a pro bowl season in 2011 and was easily the Seahawks best offensive player. The franchise tender for RBs will pay him around $8 million in 2012.


              • #52
                Big Names Amongst the Cuts
                by DC Insider Rick Bennett

                Freeney, Brown and Smith will be highly prized even after being cut.

                Every offseason, a number of players typically end up getting cut from their original team only to be signed away by another team in a trash-for-treasure deal.

                We've seen some quality players hit the free agent market simply because their original team needed to clear some cap space. And surely, they will have plenty of suitors elsewhere in the league.

                OT Jammal Brown - Redskins - Brown was a surprise cut to many as the Redskins moved further underneath the salary cap. He has proven to be capable of playing both tackle positions and should be an effect upgrade for a team needing either.

                S OJ Atogwe - Redskins - The Redskins signed Atogwe just last offseason but that did not make him immune from being cut. He started 8 games for the Redskins last season and would make for a decent starter on a lot of teams.

                DE Will Smith - Saints - This long time Saint was a casualty of Drew Brees receiving the franchise tag. While not an elite sack artist, Smith is a well rounded DE who would make a great consolation prize for any team who misses out on someone like Mario Williams.

                S Roman Harper - Saints - Harper is a quality in-the-box safety who excels at blitzing, but his coverage skills and salary made him expendable. Look for the Saints to try and bring him back at a cheaper deal, but if not, he could be a decent upgrade for some other teams out there.

                DE Dwight Freeney - Colts - Freeney is a guy the Colts would have preferred to restructure, but the talks broke down and they were forced to cut him. Freeney is 32 but could still provide an excellent pass rushing threat to any team who needs one.
                Last edited by BeerBaron; 02-15-2012, 01:40 PM.


                • #53
                  Special Note from the League Office:

                  Due to a squirrel on a power line, a transformer box blew causing a mistake in the submission of one' teams transaction statement.

                  TE Dallas Clark was NOT released by the Colts.


                  • #54
                    Jets Tender Maybin
                    by DC Insider Rick Bennett

                    From bust to tendered RFA.

                    The Jets have announced their first move of the offseason, applying the 2nd round tender to OLB Aaron Maybin.

                    Maybin was a notorious bust with the Bills but began to turn his career around last season in New York.

                    The Jets also tendered all other RFAs at the lowest level, meaning they will receive no compensation if another team signs them.

                    With the Jets fairly close to the salary cap, we expect some additional moves to be made in order to clear out some cap space.
                    Last edited by BeerBaron; 02-15-2012, 02:04 PM.


                    • #55
                      Vikings Announce Moves
                      by DC Insider Rick Bennett

                      Hutchinson has played his last game with the Vikings.

                      The Minnesota Vikings announced the release of three players today, including OG Steve Hutchinson, OG Anthony Herrera and CB Cedric Griffin.

                      These moves clear about $14 million in cap space for the Vikings.


                      • #56
                        Tampa Franchises Barth
                        by DC Insider Rick Bennett

                        The Bucs franchise player is their kicker.

                        After much deliberation, the Bucs have decided to use the franchise tag on kicker Connor Barth, coming off of his career best year.

                        The franchise tender for kickers is a relatively low $3 million and the Bucs have plenty of cap space to justify the move.


                        • #57
                          49ers Announce Moves
                          by DC Insider Rick Bennett

                          The 49ers announced a couple of minor moves today, applying the 2nd round level franchise tender to reserve LB Larry Grant and the original round tender to WR Brett Swain (7th.)

                          The team also announced the release of TE Nate Byham and WR John Matthews.

                          The moves have very little affect on the 49ers good salary cap situation.

                          No word yet on whether or not they will choose to use their franchise tag before tonight's deadline.


                          • #58
                            Titans Release Hasselbeck
                            by DC Insider Rick Bennett

                            Veteran QB will be allowed to test the market.

                            Unable to work out a restructured deal, the Titans have released QB Matt Hasselbeck.

                            The team has noted that they would like Hasselbeck to return at a reduced deal. The QB is open to a return but will utilize his ability to test the market first. He may be an attractive veteran option to a team too wary of Peyton Manning's injury risk.

                            The move saves the Titans $5.5 million.


                            • #59
                              Jets Release Three
                              by DC Insider Rick Bennett

                              "Can't Wait!" for unemployment.

                              The Jets have announced the release of three players today. They are LB Bart Scott, OT Wayne Hunter and S Eric Smith.

                              The Jets were right up against the salary cap, and these moves will save them a total of around $10 million, giving them some wiggle room to make moves in free agency.


                              • #60
                                Lions Tender Five, Release One
                                by DC Insider Rick Bennett

                                It appears that the Detroit Lions will not be using the franchise tag this offseason. The team debated using it on DE Cliff Avril, but simply did not have the cap space to pull it off.

                                Instead, they looked to keep some of their younger players. They tendered five restricted free agents:

                                Sammie Lee Hill - original pick tender (4th)
                                DeAndre Levy - 2nd round tender
                                Ashlee Palmer - right to match
                                Corey Hiliard - Right to match
                                Stephan Logan - original pick tender (Undrafted, no pick)

                                The team also released reserve RB Joique Bell, saving about $500k.



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