The Carolina Panthers are going to sign RB Stephen Davis this week, so he can retire with the organization according to thebuzz.com. This is a classy move by the Carolina organization. Davis, who is a three-time Pro Bowler, played 11 seasons for three different teams (Washington, Carolina and St. Louis) compiling 8,052 yards and 65 touchdowns.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Tatum Bell is expected to test the free agent market when it opens on Feb.29, according to freep.com The Detroit Lions organization has been trying to convince Bell to return to the fold by telling him they are implementing more of a run based offense in 2008. Sounds like their words are hitting deaf ears, as Bell who collected splinters on the bench for the final 11 games last year is going to test the market. He has averaged 4.8 yards per carry during his career, but is known as a player who is at his best with a 15 carry limit. The Tennessee Titans are rumored to be interested in his services as a homerun hitter to compliment LenDale White.
Minnesota Vikings HC Brad Childress said he hasn't determined whether he will punish LT Bryant McKinnie for his confrontation at a Miami nightclub, according to nj.com. Childress, who was at the scouting combine, is still trying to gather all of the information. "I don't have all the information because I've been in meetings and workouts all weekend, but I have gotten a chance to speak with his family," Childress said. He declined to elaborate on his discussion with McKinnie's family. McKinnie was charged with a felony (aggravated battery) along with lesser charges including disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence. So if his lawyer is unable to plea down the charges, McKinnie almost certainly will face the wrath of Commissioner Roger Goodell.
The New York Jets are seeking a third round pick for the rights to LB Jonathan Vilma, according to nj.com. The organization declined to comment on a report in the Boston Globe that they gave the linebacker permission to work a trade with any team except the New England Patriots. The two most likely destinations for Vilma: Jacksonville and New Orleans, both of which have needs at the position, along with the cap dollars to bring him aboard.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on Tuesday that he will pay wide receiver Terrell Owens the $3 million roster bonus he is due on June 3. "Yes, we are going to have Terrell back,' Jones tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Owens will be entering the final year of a three-year, $25 million deal. This news comes as no surprise. There were rumors at this time last year that the Cowboys might release Owens prior to the 2007 season, but his huge year leaves this next round in little doubt.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson didn't practice on Wednesday, but he is feeling better and will test his hyperextended left knee on Thursday. "I'll be ready to go," he tells the San Diego Union-Tribune. "I'll feel just fine by game time, and so I expect to be close to 100 percent." We anticipate a heavy workload for LT and Michael Turner on Sunday, as the Chargers will likely want to control the clock against the favored Patriots.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett met with Ravens officials Tuesday morning, his second interview with the team. He is considered the leading candidate for the post vacated when Brian Billick was fired following the season. Garrett is also slated for a second interview with the Falcons on Tuesday, but the Ravens may not let him leave town until they have his signature on a contract.