Published: February 25th, 2010 | Tags: Alex Barron, Billy Devaney, Bo Scaife, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Drew Rosenhaus, Jared Cook, Josh Cribbs, Kevin Smith, Leonard Little, New York Jets, Oshiomogho Atogwe, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans, Thomas Jones
The agents for WR/return specialist Josh Cribbs will meet with the Browns in Indianapolis beginning Thursday night in hopes of hammering out a new deal by the end of the week, a league source told the Cleveland Plain Dealer late Wednesday night.
NFL Newtork’s Jason La Canfora reported last week that the framework of a new three-year contract between the Browns and the Pro Bowl return specialist are essentially in place, with the two sides needing to finalize the amount of guaranteed money involved.
Other news making its way around the Web on a Thursday:
- The Jets and Thomas Jones’ agent are expected to also meet at the NFL Scouting Combine to talk about re-working the player’s contract, according to the New York Post. The Jets are expected to ask Jones to take a pay cut this year, despite reaching career highs in rushing yards and touchdowns. Jones is scheduled to get a $3 million roster bonus in March and $2.8 million in base salary next season.
- The Titans are expected to pay nearly $5 million to tender TE Bo Scaife, who is a restricted free agent. The Titans placed the franchise tag on Scaife last year. The City Paper in Nashville reports that Tennessee could still trade Scaife, as the team took South Carolina TE Jared Cook in the third-round of the 2009 draft.
- St. Louis DE Leonard Little is leaning towards returning in 2010. Little was expected to retire after the 2009, when his contract expired, but appears to have changed his mind.
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams expected to offer one-year tenders to safety Oshiomogho Atogwe and offensive tackle Alex Barron if the league does enter an uncapped 2010.
- Lions RB Kevin Smith is not expected to have shoulder surgery. Coach Jim Schwartz confirmed the news to the Detroit Free Press on Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine.