Archive for July, 2011

Seahawks to sign veteran DL Sims

The Seahawks plan to sign nine-year veteran DL Ryan Sims, an unrestricted free agent, according to a league source.

Former Falcons RB Snelling to visit with Giants

Atlanta Falcons free agent RB Jason Snelling will travel to New York on Sunday night to meet with the Giants, according to a league source.

Muir lands one-year, $1.85M deal with Rams

The Rams agreed to a one-year, $1.85 million contract with DT Danny Muir, according to a league source.

Cardinals interested in ex-Jets WR Edwards

According to a league source, Braylon Edwards is drawing interest from the Cardinals, who have been in the market for a receiver after losing Steve Breaston to the Chiefs.

Bengals keep RB Benson on one-year deal

Cedric Benson re-signed with the Bengals on a one-year deal, according to a league source. The short-term deal isn’t surprising, given the running back’s recent legal issues.

Falcons re-sign starting guard Blalock

The Falcons took a big step toward keeping their sturdy offensive line intact Sunday by re-signing starting left guard Justin Blalock, according to a league source. The team later announced the move and said it had given Blalock a six-year contract.

Franklin’s return to 49ers not out of the question

Free-agent DT Aubrayo Franklin will fly to San Francisco on Monday to meet the 49ers’ new coaching staff, according to a league source, and could return to the team.

Tatupu’s Seahawks days coming to an end

Veteran LB Lofa Tatupu will be released by the Seahawks, according to a league source.

Kreutz’s contract talks with Bears in bad place

Six-time Pro Bowl center Olin Kreutz hasn’t been able to come to terms on even a short-term deal with the Bears, and the negotiations aren’t in a good place right now, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Barnett visits Bills after Lions instead add Tulloch

Nick Barnett flew to Detroit on Saturday and was scheduled to visit the Lions on Sunday, according to a league source, but the team added ex-Titans LB Stephen Tulloch. So Barnett went to Buffalo to see the Bills, who need a linebacker after Paul Posluszny left to join the Jaguars.

Three and out: Burress’ stock rising with Jets

Time for our fantasy takes on the NFL news of the day …

Jets, Raiders in pursuit of CB Cromartie

The Raiders and Jets continue to negotiate with CB Antonio Cromartie, according to a league source.

Veteran LB Ruud leaves Bucs for Titans

Former Buccaneers LB Barrett Ruud agreed to terms with the Titans, according to a league source.

Late first-round picks balk at three guaranteed years

The haste with which top-five and top-10 draft picks signed has been one of the more pleasant byproducts of the NFL’s new labor agreement. But things are becoming a little sticky in the back end of the first round.

Barber goes to Bears on two-year, $5M deal

The Bears added their third ex-Cowboys of the week, agreeing to a two-year, $5 million contract with RB Marion Barber, according to a league source.

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