Archive for May, 2009

Vikings work on Wildcat with rookie WR Harvin

When the Minnesota Vikings selected WR Percy Harvin in the first round of this year’s draft, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell immediately added a few pages to the playbook in order to accommodate the talented wideout.

Packers talk to Driver’s agent about new deal

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Donald Driver’s agent said on Saturday that there have been negotiations with the Packers about a new deal for the 34-year-old wide receiver.

Childress defends Jackson’s work ethic

Vikings coach Brad Childress defended Tarvaris Jackson at the first day of the team’s minicamp on Friday, calling the young QB “one of the hardest-working guys” on the team’s roster.

WildPat? Dolphins keeping quiet about White’s role

The Dolphins are staying quiet about their plans for the Wildcat offense in ’09, but many observers are already reading between the lines. Pat White will be a factor.

Burress would be in fantasy purgatory in Tampa

Plaxico Burress could be an intriguing possibly should he shake free of his legal problems, but he would be a fantasy mismatch in Tampa Bay.

Unhappy Marshall leaves Broncos to rehab in Florida

Broncos WR Brandon Marshall has taken his injury rehab from team headquarters in Colorado to Florida due to contract squabbles, The Denver Post reported.

Packers’ Driver not happy with current contract

Packers WR Donald Driver is sitting out organized team activities (OTAs) because he’s unhappy with his contract, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Vikings’ Jackson: Competition with Rosenfels is ’50-50′

Minnesota’s Tarvaris Jackson said that his quarterback competition with Sage Rosenfels is even up, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Hasselbeck looks healthy, learning new Seattle offense

Matt Hasselbeck had a lot of bounce to his step during Seattle Seahawks OTAs on Thursday, and that’s part of what new head coach Jim Mora has brought to this team.

Brady candid, but denial on one rumor not convincing

It was as if the Patriots’ world returned to its axis Thursday, when QB Tom Brady came back to the practice field. The weather was awful — 45 to 50 degrees with a cold drizzle — which left the 80 or so media members on hand chilled to the bone while giving No. 12 a warm welcome.

Vikings great Tarkenton doesn’t think much of Favre

You have to figure that some Vikings fans don’t want Brett Favre to play in Minnesota. He was the quarterback in Green Bay for nearly 20 years, you know. Favre as a Viking would be akin to Darth Vader flying the Millennium Falcon — it just doesn’t look right, even if he’s fighting on your side.

Fantasy spin: Broncos release Arrington

J.J. Arrington doesn’t have a lot of fantasy value, but the stock of rookie Knowshon Moreno rises in Denver after the veteran’s release.

Bengals rookie OT Smith back with original agent

According to the NFL Players Association, Bengals rookie OT Andre Smith re-hired agent Alvin Keels late last week, roughly a month after firing him before the April draft. Keels confirmed the reunion Wednesday night.

Agent: Ex-Lions LB Lenon agrees to terms with Patriots

Free-agent LB Paris Lenon has agreed to undisclosed terms with the Patriots, his agent told Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe.

Cards’ Boldin files papers to fire agent Rosenhaus’s Steve Wyche confirmed through the NFL Players Association that Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin filed papers to fire agent Drew Rosenhaus on May 22. By NFLPA rules, Boldin isn’t allowed to hire a new agent until five days after filing the papers.

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