Archive for July, 2011

Bears shipping TE Olsen to Panthers

Veteran TE Greg Olsen is heading to the Panthers in a trade from the Bears. Terms of the deal are unknown at this time.

Ochocinco’s value on the rise with Patriots

Now with the Patriots, the value of Chad Ochocinco Is destined to rise. Just don’t expect him to re-emerge into an elite fantasy wideout.

Steelers bring back Colon on five-year deal

Willie Colon is returning to the Steelers after all.

Everyone wins in Haynesworth trade

The Redskins did the right thing in dealing away Albert Haynesworth — this was addition by subtraction. The Patriots did the right thing — buying low on a uniquely skilled player (the Patriot way).

Babin receives five-year deal from Eagles

The Eagles fortified their pass rush on Thursday by reaching an agreement with Jason Babin, who’s leaving the Titans after a Pro Bowl season in 2010. Babin certainly gets a nice payday for his breakout campaign. His deal with Philadelphia is for five years and in the $30 million range, according to a league source. Babin, 31, appeared in all 16 games for the Titans last season, finishing with a team-high 12.5 sacks.

Raiders in talks to restructure Wimbley’s deal

The Raiders want to be an active player in free agency, but they’ll have to clear some salary-cap space first. That means re-working contracts, with LB Kamerion Wimbley at the top of their list.

Redskins, Chester agree to five-year deal

The Redskins and Chris Chester agreed to a deal worth $20 million over five years, according to a league source.

Kolb deal is good news for Fitzgerald

Kevin Kolb’s value rises as a member of the Cardinals, but it’s Larry Fitzgerald who should benefit the most.

Jaguars poised to sign LB Session

Free-agent LB Clint Session will leave Indianapolis for Jacksonville, according to a league source, by agreeing to a five-year, $30 million contract that includes $11.5 million guaranteed with the Jaguars.

Kolb contract includes $21 million guaranteed

As part of Thursday’s trade from the Eagles to the Cardinals, QB Kevin Kolb agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $63.5 million with $21 million guaranteed, according to a league source.

Texans shopping WR Anderson

The Texans are shopping WR David Anderson on the trade market, according to a league source.

Titans expected to release DE Brown

A couple of expected transactions to watch: According to a league source, the Titans will release DE Tony Brown, and the Lions will cut LB Jordon Dizon.

Broncos have Landri on radar

Free-agent DT Derek Landri is receiving significant interest from the Broncos, according to a league source. Landri could visit Denver as early as tomorrow.

DDFP: Football is back … in case you have not heard

That’s right, football is back and the fellas could not be more thrilled about it’s return.

Market for defensive tackles slowly forming

Many of the top free agents at defensive tackle are still available, and the market for their services has been slow to form, according to agents and general managers to whom I’ve talked.

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