Archive for May, 2009

Agent: Collins’ contract with Packers is an issue

The agent for Packers Pro Bowl S Nick Collins said that even if his client didn’t have “personal family concerns” to attend to, he still would skip the team’s offseason workouts because of his contract situation, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.

Vikings WR Rice says injured knee ‘getting better’

Vikings WR Sidney Rice said his injured right knee is improving, though he’s still not at full strength. Rice talked to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune about the progress of his recovery from a sprained posterior cruciate ligament (PCL):

Eagles’ Klecko shifting back to defensive tackle

Dan Klecko is back at his natural position. After the Eagles signed free-agent FB Leonard Weaver on March 20, they told Klecko that he would switch back to defensive tackle from fullback — and that was fine with him.

CB Starks hosting retirement soiree in Miami

Duane Starks knows how to go out in style. The veteran cornerback, who didn’t play in 2008, is hosting the Duane Starks NFL Retirement & Charitable Weekend in Miami.

Free-agent CB Hood to visit Lions on Monday

Former Arizona Cardinals CB Rod Hood will visit the Detroit Lions on Monday after making stops at Cleveland and Cincinnati this week.

Eagles’ offer for Boldin wasn’t enough for Cardinals

The second “firm trade offer” for Pro Bowl WR Anquan Boldin prior to the draft was made by the Philadelphia Eagles, the Arizona Republic reported.

Garcia wants crack at Raiders’ starting QB job

New Raiders QB Jeff Garcia understands that the team’s No. 1 spot is JaMarcus Russell‘s to lose. But that doesn’t mean Garcia isn’t going to fight to get on the field once the regular season rolls around.

Colts move quickly to replace two retired assistants

Speaking on sports radio station 1070-The Fan, Indianapolis Colts President Bill Polian said the team has already moved to replace recently retired offensive coordinator Tom Moore and offensive line coach Howard Mudd, reports the Indianapolis Star.

Rice could become a sleeper in Baltimore

Michael Fabiano talks about the possibility of Ray Rice becoming a fantasy sleeper in 2009.

Ryan: Absence of Jones, Washington ‘unfortunate’

New York Jets running backs Thomas Jones and Leon Washington have both been no-shows to the team’s voluntary minicamp this week as they attempt to negotiate new contracts. On Thursday, Jets coach Rex Ryan opened up on not having his top two running backs at practice.

Colts coaches officially file retirement papers

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports that Colts offensive coordinator Tom Moore and offensive line coach Howard Mudd have filed retirement papers with the team.

Fantasy Focus chat LIVE, Friday, 12 p.m. ET

Michael Fabiano will be holding a live fantasy football chat on Friday, June 15 at 12 p.m. EST/9 a.m. PST.

Cardinals quarterback Warner meets President Obama

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner takes questions from the media in front of Air Force One

Jets’ Washington could end boycott soon

Jets kick returner and backup running back Leon Washington has not attended voluntary Organized Team Activities (OTAs), which started Monday, reportedly because he’s unhappy with the way his a contract extension negotiations have been handled.

No Taylor means Pats to look in-house to fill LB void

Before re-signing with the Dolphins, Jason Taylor was said to have been considering a number of different options, one of which was joining the Patriots. But now that Taylor will be back facing the Patriots and not playing for them, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald suggests Bill Belichick will likely look in-house to replace OLB Mike Vrabel, who was traded to the Chiefs in the Matt Cassel deal.

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