Archive for August, 2009

A case for Tyler Thigpen

Should a team offer a mid-round draft pick for the backup quarterback, what the Chiefs are seeking, they just might get themselves a steal.

Ryan making all the right moves with Jets

A tip of the old ball cap to coach Rex Ryan for the job and decisions he has made thus far for the New York Jets.

Woman charged with swindling NFL players

The lawyer for Demorrio Williams and Daniel and Josh Bullocks says his clients were robbed by the same woman Michael Vick is suing.

No rush for Bucs with Freeman

There is no mystery with how Tampa Bay will use first-round quarterback Josh Freeman. He’s the backup. But for how long?

Ryan: Sanchez gives Jets best chance to win

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan held a news conference on Wednesday, where he made it official that rookie Mark Sanchez has been named the starting quarterback.

Roethlisberger not 100 percent, but improving

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger met with reporters Wednesday for the first time since his injury scare last week, saying that although he’s not 100 percent, he’s improving.

Jets name Sanchez starter

The New York Jets have decided to name rookie Mark Sanchez their starter for the 2009 season, NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora confirms.

Jaguars prepare for Vick

The Jaguars know Michael Vick will debut against them Thursday when they face the Eagles in the all-important third preseason game. They also know he could line up in a variety of positions –- quarterback, slot receiver, wide receiver, running back.

More on the Bucs’ QB situation

The Buccaneers have four quarterbacks vying for three jobs. The only one not on the trading block right now is first-round draft pick Josh Freeman.

Chiefs talking Thigpen trade with Jaguars

The Chiefs are willing to deal backup QB Tyler Thigpen to the Jaguars, but the teams haven’t been able to agree on draft-pick compensation.

With a QB surplus, Bucs calling teams about trades

The Buccaneers have been contacting other teams this week to gauge interest in their quarterbacks after putting off a decision to name a starter, according to league sources.

The exact figures in Rivers’ big deal

Chargers QB Philip Rivers‘ six-year contract extension, which he signed Monday, is worth $91.8 million, with $38.15 million guaranteed and another $6 million guaranteed for injury only, according to a league source.

49ers OC: Gore is running the ship

The 49ers quarterback battle between Shaun Hill and Alex Smith grabbed all of the headlines in San Francisco. But offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye says that it does not matter who the quarterback is — the offense still runs through RB Frank Gore.

Brooking: Vick has paid price

Cowboys LB Keith Brooking joined Total Access host Fran Charles for an interview Tuesday, saying his former teammate of six years, Michael Vick, has gone “above and beyond” in paying his price to society.

Bell on his Broncos days: ‘I would’ve cut me, too’

Mike Bell was released by the Broncos and Texans the last two seasons before landing with the Saints late last season. Sharing that perspective with The Associated Press on Tuesday, the running back recalled his experience of gaining too much weight and becoming a cancer to his team in Denver before being released.

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