Roundup: Peppers to spice up Philadelphia?

The Philadelphia Eagles are in need of a premier pass-rushing end, and with free agency set to begin on March 5, the team could look to enter the sweepstakes for former All Pro Julius Peppers, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. A league source also told the newspaper that Peppers has the “Eagles on his short list of teams.”

    Peppers has the Eagles high on his list because they can compete for a championship, according to a source. He also likes the team’s coaching staff, having played under it in the 2009 Pro Bowl, and its defensive scheme.

Other news making its way around the Web Sunday:

  • The Star Ledger is reporting that Jets running back Thomas Jones — due a $3 million roster bonus on March 9 — has refused to rework his contract and is expected to be released this week, according to a team official.

NFL Network insider Jason LaCanfora reported on Saturday that Jones was likely to become a free agent.

  • The Jets are expected to place a second-round level tender the Jets’ other running back, Leon Washington, whose agent will meet with team officials at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Sunday, according to the Daily News.
  • Cardinals GM Rod Graves has all but given up hope on holding onto either linebacker Karlos Dansby and safety Antrel Rolle, according to The Palm Beach Post. Arizona chose not to put the franchise tag on Dansby and owes Rolle a $4 million bonus if the team wants to keep him on the roster in 2010.
  • The Seattle Seahawks are still waiting for word on whether or not LT Walter Jones will retire. Coach Pete Carroll told The Seattle Times that there is no particular timetable for a decision from the 14-year veteran who missed all of last season recovering from knee surgery following an injury-riddled season in 2008.
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