Archive for July, 2011

Panthers, Newton agree on $22 million contract

I expected the Carolina Panthers and first overall pick Cam Newton to reach terms Friday, and the two sides have agreed on a four-year, $22 million contract, according to a league source.

Bengals still interested in Benson

I continue to hear a lot of rumblings about the Bengals and unrestricted free agent Cedric Benson, who is still on the list of free agent running backs on the white board in my man cave at NFL Network.

Jacobs willing to restructure contract with Giants

The New York Giants are working diligently to retain their key free agents, mostly notably RB Ahmad Bradshaw.

Orton to Dolphins talks are now ‘dead’

A trade sending Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton to the Miami Dolphins is now very unlikely.

Cards close to contract agreement with Bradley

The Arizona Cardinals made a splash this week by trading for QB Kevin Kolb, and now they’re close to adding to their defense — pulling again from the Eagles roster.

Don’t be fooled, Dolphins still want Orton

Matt Moore is reportedly signing with the Dolphins. The big question now: Where does that leave the rumored trade for Kyle Orton?

McGahee officially a Bronco

The Broncos expect to audition running backs over the weekend, a group that could include Willis McGahee.

Bills finish four-year, guaranteed deal with Dareus

The Buffalo Bills signed DT Marcell Dareus, the third overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, to a fully guaranteed four-year, $20.4 million contract, according to a league source.

Bengals, Leonard agree on two-year deal

According to a league source, FB Brian Leonard has agreed to a two-year deal to stay in Cincinnati.

Jets working to bring back Brunell

A league source has told me the New York Jets will release QB Kevin O’Connell and are in the process of re-working the contract of veteran QB Mark Brunell.

Bucs reach terms with Koenen on record deal

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms with Atlanta Falcons unrestricted free agent Michael Koenen on the biggest contract in NFL history for a punter on Friday. The six-year deal is worth $19.5 million with $6.5 million guaranteed, according to a league source.

Culpepper still has sights on NFL

For what its worth, Daunte Culpepper tells me still wants to play NFL.

Three and out: There’s value to Sproles with Saints

Michael Crabtree is injured, Darren Sproles is in New Orleans, and Roy Williams is a Bear. Find out the fantasy implications right here.

Eagles, Asomugha agree to terms on five-year deal

Prize free agent Nnamdi Asomugha will choose between signing with the Jets and Cowboys, reports NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi.

Jaguars close to deal with S Landry

Safety Dawan Landry is very close to a deal with the Jaguars, according to a league source. The deal could be completed Friday.

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