Archive for March, 2009

Chiefs among teams taking interest in Curry

Wake Forest LB Aaron Curry might not be available when the Kansas City Chiefs pick third overall in next month’s NFL draft, but they’re doing their due diligence in case he falls to them. Curry has a private workout scheduled with the Chiefs on April 2-3, then an interview with them on April 14-15.

Jets RB Washington wants to be paid for versatility

Jets all-purpose RB Leon Washington is seeking a long-term contract extension, the New York Daily News reports, and believes his versatility puts him in exclusive company.

New Orleans plans bid for 2013 Super Bowl

Two months after the first rumblings that New Orleans wanted to host another Super Bowl, city officials told the Times Picayune that they and the Saints today will bid for the 2013 game.

Niners, ex-Steelers OT Smith agree to two-year deal

Marvel Smith, who started 108 of 111 career games with the Pittsburgh Steelers at offensive tackle, has agreed to a two-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, The Sacramento Bee reports. Financial terms of the contract weren’t disclosed, but it’s incentive-laden because of Smith’s injury history.

Jaguars-Titans rivalry likely to affect Holt’s free agency

Torry Holt could turn his free agency into an AFC South bidding war. Holt visited the Jaguars on Thursday, but the Titans should also have interest in the veteran wide receiver, The Nashville City Paper says.

Jets’ Rhodes says Broncos QB Cutler is too cocky

If disgruntled Broncos QB Jay Cutler ends up being traded to the Jets, at least one of his new teammates wouldn’t throw him a welcome-to-New York party.

NFLPA issues statement on Moats situation

One day after the run-in between a Dallas police officer and Houston Texans RB Ryan Moats hit the airwaves and blogosphere, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith released a statement on the situation.

Packers agree to terms with OL Preston

The Green Bay Packers agreed to a two-year contract with guard/center Duke Preston on Thursday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed by Preston’s agent, Craig Domann.

Receiver-strapped Jaguars make pitch to Holt

The Jaguars hosted free-agent WR Torry Holt on Thursday, according to the Florida Times-Union.

Pioli: Gonzalez did not request trade from Chiefs

Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez did not request a trade, according to new general manager Scott Pioli.

QB Russell shows up at voluntary Raiders workout

Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell showed up for the team’s voluntary workouts, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, just days after coach Tom Cable gave the young signal-caller a not-so-gentle nudge about leadership at this week’s NFL Annual Meeting.

Suddenly safety-heavy, Saints release Kaesviharn

The Saints released safety Kevin Kaesviharn today after signing veteran free agent Pierson Prioleau, according to the Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

Britt among 12 prospects at Rutgers Pro Day

Rutgers’ top prospect, WR Kenny Britt and 11 other teammates showed off their skills in front of representatives from 27 NFL teams on Thursday, including Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner.

OL Louis runs at San Diego State Pro Day

San Diego State’s March 25 pro day drew representatives from 25 different teams. Twenty one players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf. Due to 5-10 mph winds, players ran one 40-yard dash with the wind and the second against it.

Goodell: Vick must show remorse to return to NFL

Suspended Falcons QB Michael Vick could be nearing the end of his legal troubles, but he still has some work to do if he’s ever going to play in the NFL again.

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