Archive: May 2008

Bucs Re-Sign J. Stevens, Cut B. Gradkowski

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that they've re-signed tight end Jerramy Stevens and released quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. Stevens had been an unrestricted free agent. He spent last season with the Buccaneers after five seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. Stevens had 18 catches last season, four of them for...

By Mark Maske | May 30, 2008; 6:41 PM ET | Comments (7)

Urlacher Reportedly Will Attend Bears' Minicamp Despite Contract Dispute

Linebacker Brian Urlacher plans to attend the Chicago Bears' three-day minicamp that begins today, according to reports by Chicago-area media outlets. Urlacher has been embroiled in a contract dispute with the team and had skipped the club's previous offseason activities. But this is a mandatory minicamp and Urlacher could...

By Mark Maske | May 30, 2008; 10:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

More Talk About Favre's Football Future

The question about whether quarterback Brett Favre will remain in retirement was raised again in recent days because the Green Bay Packers had not yet removed Favre's nameplate from his locker. But Packers officials say that's because they're planning to have Favre's locker torn out and sent to Favre...

By Mark Maske | May 30, 2008; 10:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

Good Week for Delhomme, Panthers

It was a good week for the Carolina Panthers, as quarterback Jake Delhomme participated in full team drills for the first time during the club's offseason practices. It was a significant step for Delhomme as he works his way back from the elbow surgery that cut short his 2007...

By Mark Maske | May 30, 2008; 10:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

J. Taylor Giving No Hints About Plans for Football Future

The staredown between defensive end Jason Taylor and the Miami Dolphins is in full effect. Taylor avoided discussing the specifics about his football future when he spoke to reporters after competing in a golf pro-am Wednesday in Iowa. "I'm under contract with the Dolphins," he said, according to the...

By Mark Maske | May 29, 2008; 8:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pacman Jones Reportedly Met With Goodell Last Week

Suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week in Atlanta, the Dallas Morning News reported today. Goodell is readying to decide whether Jones will be permitted to join offseason workouts with the Cowboys. He also is to rule before training camps open...

By Mark Maske | May 28, 2008; 9:37 AM ET | Comments (1)

M. Pittman to Broncos

Free agent tailback Michael Pittman agreed to a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos. Pittman gives the Broncos depth at the spot behind starter Travis Henry and top backup Selvin Young. Henry has been kept out of offseason workouts lately by a hamstring injury. Pittman spent the last six...

By Mark Maske | May 27, 2008; 9:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Add Musa Smith for Backfield Depth

The New York Jets signed reserve tailback Musa Smith, a free agent formerly with the Baltimore Ravens. Smith spent five seasons with the Ravens and totaled 496 rushing yards, including 264 last season. He gives the Jets additional depth at tailback behind starter Thomas Jones....

By Mark Maske | May 27, 2008; 9:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

New Orleans to Bid to Host 2013 Super Bowl

New Orleans reportedly will bid to host the Super Bowl in 2013. The city has hosted nine Super Bowls, but none since 2002. The longterm future of the Saints franchise was put in question when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, but team owner Tom Benson told the New Orleans...

By Mark Maske | May 27, 2008; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Does Anyone Want Shaun Alexander?

No one is exactly rushing to sign tailback Shaun Alexander, the former league most valuable player released by the Seattle Seahawks more than a month ago. The New Orleans Saints and Cincinnati Bengals have demonstrated interest, but that's about it. Alexander turns 31 in August, and his best days...

By Mark Maske | May 27, 2008; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

League Probe of Non-Videotaping Allegations Against Patriots by Walsh Ongoing

The NFL continues to investigate two non-videotaping allegations against the New England Patriots made by their former video assistant, Matt Walsh. When he met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell 10 days ago in New York to be interviewed about the videotaping scandal, Walsh also told Goodell and other league...

By Mark Maske | May 23, 2008; 12:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Backup Quarterback Returns to Raiders

Backup quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo has signed with the Oakland Raiders as a free agent. Tuiasosopo returns to the team with which he spent his first six NFL seasons. He was with the New York Jets last season. In Oakland, he'll compete for a roster spot behind JaMarcus Russell and...

By Mark Maske | May 23, 2008; 11:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bills Set Fifteen-Year High for Season Ticket Sales

The Buffalo Bills announced today that they've surpassed 50,000 season tickets sold for next season. The total is the team's highest since 1993, the Bills said, and surpasses last season's total by about 1,800. The ticket-selling success comes at a time when questions have been raised about the franchise's...

By Mark Maske | May 22, 2008; 2:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Reportedly Could Use Pacman Jones at Receiver

Cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones hasn't even been cleared to participate in offseason activities with the Dallas Cowboys, and it could be months before a decision is made about whether he'll be reinstated to play in regular season games. But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apparently is thinking ahead. The Ft....

By Mark Maske | May 22, 2008; 2:22 PM ET | Comments (2)

Others Around the League Are Convinced that Dolphins Eventually Will Trade J. Taylor

People around the league continue to guess that the Miami Dolphins will trade defensive end Jason Taylor at some point. Dolphins front office chief Bill Parcells said earlier in the offseason that Taylor would play for Miami next season if he plays at all in the NFL. But the...

By Mark Maske | May 22, 2008; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (2)

League Investigators Meet With Trainer Involved in Steroid Case

According to several reports, league representatives met Wednesday with Plano, Tex., trainer David Jacobs on Wednesday to investigate his claims that he sold steroids and human growth hormone to NFL players. Jacobs reportedly provided the league's investigators with documents supporting his claims. Jacobs was sentenced to three years probation...

By Mark Maske | May 22, 2008; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

L.A. Is Potential NFL Draft Site

Los Angeles is among the bidders to host the NFL draft in the future. The league's contract with its most recent draft host, Radio City Music Hall in New York, has expired. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said the league would consider other cities as possible hosts. Goodell said...

By Mark Maske | May 21, 2008; 4:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dolphins Announce J. Taylor Won't Be At Training Camp With Them

Miami Dolphins Coach Tony Sparano announced today that defensive end Jason Taylor won't attend offseason practices or training camp with the team. Sparano told reporters he'd have no further comment on the matter. Taylor has been absent from the Dolphins' offseason activities while participating in the televised dancing competition...

By Mark Maske | May 21, 2008; 3:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell Says League Will Begin Fining Teams Under Conduct Policy

ATLANTA--Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the NFL will begin fining teams as part of its personal conduct policy. Whenever a player is suspended without pay for a violation of the policy, Goodell said, a portion of the withheld pay will go to the league. The percentage taken by the...

By Mark Maske | May 20, 2008; 5:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Falcons Sign M. Ryan

ATLANTA--The Atlanta Falcons have announced that they've signed Matt Ryan, the quarterback from Boston College taken with the third overall selection in the NFL draft, to a six-year contract. A source said the deal is worth $72 million, including $34.75 million in guaranteed money....

By Mark Maske | May 20, 2008; 5:45 PM ET | Comments (2)

Indianapolis Awarded 2012 Super Bowl

ATLANTA--The owners awarded the 2012 Super Bowl to Indianapolis. The game will be played at the Colts' new stadium, Lucas Oil Stadium, that opens next season. The other finalists were Houston and Arizona. Indianapolis was regarded as a virtual lock to get the game after being edged out in...

By Mark Maske | May 20, 2008; 3:22 PM ET | Comments (5)

Owners Also Talking About Adding 17th Regular Season Game

ATLANTA--NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell just conducted a news conference and said the owners voted to exercise the reopener clause in the labor deal because it was clear to them that the agreement wasn't working and they saw no need to wait until closer to the November deadline. Goodell said...

By Mark Maske | May 20, 2008; 1:06 PM ET | Comments (5)

Upshaw Says Owners' Move Not Surprising

ATLANTA--NFL Players Association chief Gene Upshaw just spoke to reporters in a half-hour conference call. Upshaw said he wasn't the least bit surprised about the owners' decision today to terminate their labor deal with the union early. "I expected that," Upshaw said. "I don't think that was a shock...

By Mark Maske | May 20, 2008; 1:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owners Opt Out of Labor Deal Early

ATLANTA--The NFL's franchise owners voted here today to end their labor deal with the players' union early. The owners' decision means that the deal, ratified in March 2006, expires after the 2010 season. The 2009 season becomes the final one with a salary cap. The labor agreement contained a...

By Mark Maske | May 20, 2008; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (24)

D. Morgan Retires

Linebacker Dan Morgan is retiring, the New Orleans Saints announced today. Morgan signed with the Saints in March after previously spending his entire seven-year NFL career with the Carolina Panthers. The former first-round draft choice and 2004 Pro Bowl selection missed the final 13 games of last season because...

By Mark Maske | May 19, 2008; 7:35 PM ET | Comments (1)

It's Still Unclear if There Will Be a Labor Vote Tomorrow

It's not definite, by the way, that the owners will take a vote Tuesday in Atlanta about terminating the labor deal early. People familiar with the owners' deliberations say it remains unclear whether the owners will vote, or simply discuss the labor situation and postpone taking any actions until...

By Mark Maske | May 19, 2008; 3:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

Pacman Jones Reportedly to Seek Permission to Participate in Cowboys' Workouts

Suspended Cowboys cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones told the Dallas Morning News that he plans to ask NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for permission to participate in the team's offseason workouts. Goodell has said he will reconsider Jones's status before training camp. Jones has been suspended for more than a year...

By Mark Maske | May 19, 2008; 3:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Belichick Talks to CBS

If you have not seen the interview Patriots Coach Bill Belichick did last Friday with CBS's Armen Keteyian, here is the whole interview -- almost 15 minutes worth:...

By Jon DeNunzio | May 19, 2008; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (6)

Bengals Release O. Thurman

A representative of Odell Thurman has told the Cincinnati Enquirer that the Bengals have indicated they will release the linebacker. "The support he got from the fans, from the people of Cincinnati, from Marvin Lewis and Mike Brown, this comes as a surprise," Safarrah Lawson told the newspaper. Thurman...

By Mark Maske | May 19, 2008; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Owners' Meetings Today and Tomorrow in Atlanta

The owners are gathering today in Atlanta. There are some committee meetings scheduled for today, and a one-day full owners' meeting is to take place Tuesday. The big news will be whether the owners vote to exercise the reopener clause in their labor deal with the players' union. The...

By Mark Maske | May 19, 2008; 11:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Belichick Says Walsh Lacks Credibility

New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick fired back at former Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh during an interview with CBS News aired this evening. "I don't know what the agenda is," Belichick said. "Again, he was fired here for poor job performance. There's not a lot of credibility. You...

By Mark Maske | May 16, 2008; 6:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owners Might Vote Tuesday to Reopen Labor Deal

The league's owners might vote as soon as Tuesday, when they're scheduled to meet in Atlanta, to exercise a reopener clause in their labor agreement with the players' union, a source close to the situation said. Either side has until Nov. 8 to exercise the reopener clause. Doing so...

By Mark Maske | May 16, 2008; 5:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Martz Issues Statement About Rams' Walk-Through

Former St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz has issued a statement about the circumstances surrounding the team's walk-through before it played the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl in 2002. It says: "I had the opportunity to talk to Commissioner [Roger] Goodell yesterday and I was very satisfied...

By Mark Maske | May 15, 2008; 8:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

More From Matt Walsh's HBO Interview

In today's print edition, we wrote about Matt Walsh's interview with HBO scheduled to air Friday night. The story focuses on Walsh's contention that the New England Patriots gained a significant competitive advantage from their illegal videotaping program and quotes him extensively from excerpts from the interview released by...

By Mark Maske | May 15, 2008; 8:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ted Kennedy Says Senate Has More Important Business

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) says the New England Patriots' videotaping scandal should not be a matter for Congressional scrutiny. "With the war in Iraq raging on, gasoline prices closing in on $4 a gallon, and Americans losing their homes at record rates to foreclosure, the United States Senate...

By Mark Maske | May 15, 2008; 7:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Daboll Does Not Verify Walsh's Account Of Rams' Walk-Through Info

A former New England Patriots assistant coach did not verify the account given to the NFL this week by Matt Walsh about relaying information from the St. Louis Rams' walk-through before the Super Bowl in 2002. The league has announced that members of its security department re-interviewed Brian Daboll,...

By Mark Maske | May 15, 2008; 7:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Specter Calls for Independent Investigation

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) today called for the NFL to appoint an independent investigator to look into the videotaping scandal involving the New England Patriots. "What is necessary is an objective investigation," Specter said during a Capitol Hill news conference. "This one has not been objective." Specter, the ranking...

By Mark Maske | May 14, 2008; 2:06 PM ET | Comments (9)

Boston Herald Issues Apology

The Boston Herald has issued an apology for its admittedly "false" Feb. 2 report that the New England Patriots videotaped the St. Louis Rams' walk-through before the two teams played in the Super Bowl in 2002. The apology, printed in today's editions, reads: "On Feb. 2, 2008, the Boston...

By Mark Maske | May 14, 2008; 7:10 AM ET | Comments (5)

Patriots Issue Statement

The New England Patriots have issued a statement. It says: "We want to address the allegation that the Patriots taped the Rams walkthrough prior to Super Bowl XXXVI. For the past three-and-a-half months, we have been defending ourselves against assumptions made based on an unsubstantiated report rather than on...

By Mark Maske | May 13, 2008; 5:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

Goodell: SpyGate Meeting Provided No New Evidence

After meeting with Matt Walsh, videographer and key member of the taping scandal that has enveloped Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said today he had learned no new information on the matter "Having met with Matt Walsh and over 50 other people, I...

By Cindy Boren | May 13, 2008; 1:22 PM ET | Comments (18)

Labor Negotiations Under Way

Representatives of the league and the NFL Players Association had a labor negotiating meeting last Thursday in New York. Union chief Gene Upshaw revealed the bargaining session in a written statement on the Players Association's website, calling it "just the first step in the process." According to Upshaw, the...

By Mark Maske | May 12, 2008; 5:50 PM ET | Comments (1)

Ravens Not Shedding Undisciplined Image

The brawl that Baltimore Ravens players had during a minicamp practice over the weekend doesn't exactly dispel the image that the team had last season under former coach Brian Billick of being undisciplined and out of control. The lingering image of last season's Ravens is the penalty-filled meltdown by...

By Mark Maske | May 12, 2008; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (2)

Still Waiting for S. Alexander to Sign Somewhere

Former league most valuable player Shaun Alexander visited the Cincinnati Bengals and New Orleans Saints last week, but has not signed with either team. The whispers out of Cincinnati are that the Bengals are unlikely to add Alexander, the tailback who was released recently by the Seattle Seahawks. The...

By Mark Maske | May 12, 2008; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

K. Robinson Released by Packers

The Green Bay Packers have released wide receiver Koren Robinson. The former first-round draft choice of the Seattle Seahawks had 21 catches for the Packers last season. He has 263 catches in seven NFL seasons, including four in Seattle, one in Minnesota and two in Green Bay. His best...

By Mark Maske | May 9, 2008; 5:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Something to Keep In Mind About the Patriots' September Penalties

The delivery of eight videotapes to the NFL's offices Thursday from former New England Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh is producing calls for the league to impose new penalties upon the Patriots. It's not my place in this situation to express an opinion about what the league should or...

By Mark Maske | May 9, 2008; 10:43 AM ET | Comments (14)

Specter Issues Statement

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) has released a statement about the latest developments in the "SpyGate" case. It says: "I think it is very unfortunate that the NFL has already started its 'nothing new' spin before watching the tapes or finding out what Mr. Matt Walsh has to say. Let's...

By Mark Maske | May 8, 2008; 7:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

Tapes Being Reviewed By League

The eight videotapes handed over to the league by former New England Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh arrived in the NFL's offices in New York today, as promised. They're being reviewed by league officials. It's too soon to say for certain there won't be any further penalties imposed on...

By Mark Maske | May 8, 2008; 3:40 PM ET | Comments (3)

Is SpyGate Almost Over?

Is the "SpyGate" scandal now just about over? Perhaps. The lawyer for former New England Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh sent a letter to the NFL Wednesday saying that eight videotapes from Walsh will arrive at the league's offices in New York today. Today is the deadline for Walsh...

By Mark Maske | May 8, 2008; 9:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

D. Rhodes Rejoins Colts

Tailback Dominic Rhodes has agreed to a one-year contract to rejoin the Indianapolis Colts. Rhodes spent his first six NFL seasons with the Colts and was a standout in their Super Bowl triumph over the Chicago Bears at the conclusion of the 2006 season before spending last season with...

By Mark Maske | May 8, 2008; 9:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

Walsh Turns Over Eight Tapes to League But Not One of Rams' Walk-Through

The NFL has been sent eight videotapes by former New England Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh, a league official said tonight. All of them are games between the 2000 and 2002 seasons in which the Patriots taped opponents' play signals. Included were games against the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills,...

By Mark Maske | May 7, 2008; 9:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Raiders Add Hartwell

The Oakland Raiders signed linebacker Ed Hartwell. Hartwell was out of the league last season after being released by the Cincinnati Bengals before the season. He'd been plagued by knee and heel injuries while with the Atlanta Falcons in the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Hartwell spent his first four...

By Mark Maske | May 7, 2008; 3:28 PM ET | Comments (4)

Cowboys' Training Camp to be Featured on HBO Series

The HBO series "Hard Knocks" will feature the training camp of the Dallas Cowboys this summer, the network announced today. It will be the second time the Cowboys have been featured on the series. Their training camp also was chronicled in 2002. The show followed the Baltimore Ravens in...

By Mark Maske | May 7, 2008; 2:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

B. Engram Skipping Seahawks' Minicamp

Wide receiver Bobby Engram is skipping the Seattle Seahawks' voluntary minicamp this week because of displeasure about his contract. He's in the second season of a two-year, $3.4 million deal. He had 94 catches for 1,147 yards and six touchdowns last season and wants a new, upgraded contract. Engram...

By Mark Maske | May 7, 2008; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

League Threatening to Penalize Teams Under Conduct Policy

When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell toughened the league's personal conduct policy last year, the revised policy included a provision that allows him to penalize any team with a significant number of offending players or other employees. Goodell recently told the Dallas Morning News that he intends to begin utilizing...

By Mark Maske | May 7, 2008; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

Giants Reward Diehl With New Contract

The New York Giants took a risk last season by not going out to add a left tackle to replace the departed Luke Petitgout. They believed that David Diehl could make a smooth and permanent transition from left guard to left tackle, sparing them the effort and expense of...

By Mark Maske | May 7, 2008; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bears Release Archuleta

The Chicago Bears have released safety Adam Archuleta, becoming the second team in two years to give up on the former first-round draft choice. Archuleta made 10 starts for the Bears last season after being obtained in a trade with the Washington Redskins last year. Archuleta spent one unproductive...

By Mark Maske | May 6, 2008; 7:50 PM ET | Comments (4)

Police Reportedly Saying M. Harrison Not a Suspect "At This Point" In Shooting

The Philadelphia police reportedly are not calling Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison a suspect at this time in last week's shooting about which he was questioned. The Indianapolis Star reported that a police spokesperson, Tanya Little, said today: "He's not a suspect at this point." According to the...

By Mark Maske | May 6, 2008; 2:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Judge Grants C. Henry's Request to Meet With Unnamed NFL Team

A judge reportedly has granted a request by Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry to be released from house arrest and electronic monitoring in order to travel out of town to meet with an NFL team apparently interested in signing him. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Henry's attorney made...

By Mark Maske | May 6, 2008; 1:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Deadline for Walsh to Hand Over "SpyGate" Materials Looming

Soon, we all should know what Matt Walsh knows about "SpyGate." The deadline for the former New England Patriots video assistant to turn over to the league any materials that he possesses related to the videotaping scandal involving his former team is Thursday, under his agreement with the NFL...

By Mark Maske | May 6, 2008; 9:58 AM ET | Comments (1)

Saints Reportedly Join Bengals In Running for S. Alexander

The New Orleans Saints reportedly are interested in free agent tailback Shaun Alexander. The NFL Network is reporting that Alexander, the former league most valuable player released by the Seattle Seahawks, will visit New Orleans after completing today's scheduled visit to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Saints' interest is intriguing...

By Mark Maske | May 5, 2008; 4:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Kolb Could Overtake Feeley as McNabb's Backup in Philly

Kevin Kolb is taking snaps with the second-string offense during the Philadelphia Eagles' minicamp and appears to be on the verge of overtaking A.J. Feeley as the team's No. 2 quarterback behind Donovan McNabb. Kolb, a second-round draft pick last year, was the club's third quarterback last season as...

By Mark Maske | May 5, 2008; 2:36 PM ET | Comments (167)

O'Sullivan Joins Starting Quarterback Race in S.F.

The San Francisco 49ers entered the offseason with a two-man competition for the starting quarterback job between Alex Smith and Shaun Hill. After the team's weekend minicamp, Coach Mike Nolan declared it a three-man competition that also includes J.T. O'Sullivan. O'Sullivan is familiar with new offensive coordinator Mike Martz's...

By Mark Maske | May 5, 2008; 2:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

Retirement Watch Continues for Strahan

The retirement watch continues for New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan. Strahan is contemplating retirement for a second straight offseason. Last summer, he joined the Giants at the end of training camp and ended up being on a Super Bowl-winning team. Now he isn't saying whether he'll return...

By Mark Maske | May 5, 2008; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

Benson's Arrest Creates New Headache for Bears

Tailback Cedric Benson's status with the Chicago Bears already was being questioned by some within the league before he was arrested over the weekend in Texas and charged with boating while intoxicated and resisting arrest. The questions undoubtedly will intensify now. Benson was supposed to be the Bears' featured...

By Mark Maske | May 5, 2008; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (4)

M. Harrison Interviewed By Police About Philadelphia Shooting

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison has been interviewed by police about a shooting outside a Philadelphia bar this week. Harrison has not been arrested or charged with any crime at this point. The incident took place Tuesday. Colts and league officials said they were monitoring the situation but...

By Mark Maske | May 2, 2008; 7:12 PM ET | Comments (1)

GM Savage Gets Three-Year Extension in Cleveland

General Manager Phil Savage has signed a three-year contract extension with the Cleveland Browns, the team announced today. The deal runs through the 2012 season. Savage was hired by the Browns from the Baltimore Ravens' front office in January 2005 and has overseen a rebuilding project that resulted in...

By Mark Maske | May 2, 2008; 2:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Culpepper, Leftwich Among Those Still Unsigned

The draft has come and gone, and the quarterback shuffle around the league is just about done. And still, Daunte Culpepper and Byron Leftwich remain out of work. Culpepper had a visit with the Green Bay Packers just before the draft. But the Packers' decision to take Brian Brohm...

By Mark Maske | May 2, 2008; 2:34 PM ET | Comments (3)

B. Albert Thought Chiefs Were Going to Take Him With Fifth Pick

If any of you saw the Post show last night on Comcast, you know that I was on and one of our in-studio guests was Branden Albert, the guard from the University of Virginia drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round last weekend to play offensive...

By Mark Maske | May 2, 2008; 2:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Broncos' Cutler Reportedly Diagnosed With Diabetes

Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler reportedly has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The Associated Press reported that Cutler, 25, found out approximately two weeks ago that he is diabetic and needs daily insulin injections. His business manager, Marty Garafalo, told the AP that Cutler's career will be unaffected....

By Mark Maske | May 2, 2008; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (1)

Bengals In Pursuit of S. Alexander

The Cincinnati Bengals are interested in tailback Shaun Alexander, the former league most valuable player recently released by the Seattle Seahawks. Alexander is scheduled to visit Cincinnati on Monday. His agent, Jim Steiner, told the Bengals' website that his dealings the club regarding Alexander are "very preliminary" at this...

By Mark Maske | May 1, 2008; 2:35 PM ET | Comments (3)

 

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