The Jets made a lot of moves to acquire Asomugha and restructured several players contracts. Asomugha’s agent is defiantly welcome around Rex Ryan who delivered a sales pitch to a bitter sounding, ‘NO’.
The word out of New York right now from the Jets players, staff, and reporters is that the Jets are clearing cap room to finalize a contract with free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha.
When Roy Williams was with the Detroit Lions and Mike Martz was his offensive coordinator Williams had a career year. The Chicago Bears are hoping to recapture that productivity from Williams who joined the Bears and Martz on Friday.
Fantasy Analysis: As the Bears have acquired more targets for Cutler in the 2011 season they have also lost his favorite target in TE Greg Olsen to the Panthers.
While Roy Williams had his most productive years with Mike Martz I am not convinced Williams is a solid free agent pickup. So for now ask me after seeing him in training camp but do not place Cutler or Williams near the top of your fantasy football draft selections.
Olsen spoke with ESPN AM1000 to set the record straight on the trade.
Olsen, "It was definitely not was I was expecting," Olsen told "Gamenight." "I got the call last night from [agent] Drew [Rosenhaus], he kind of gave me the info, then I talked to [Bears GM] Jerry [Angelo] and they kind of laid out their plans for their future here and didn’t really feel like I was going to be a part of that. … The low priority that is put on that position and they felt that they couldn’t make a commit to [it]. They moved forward and fortunately a couple teams were interested. Carolina was a great fit and the guys they have in place. In free agency, they’ve been as active as anybody and I think that they have a real good core group of guys. And I’m just happy to join them and help out."
Revis, “He said ‘I want to play with you.’ I said I want to play with you. It was that type of talk. Now we hear and this is the opportunity for it to happen, so I know as our organization is going to move forward that is one of our focal points to try to pursue Nnamdi.”
Hanyesworth must complete a physical (standard league procedure) before the trade is complete.
In the second year of a $100 million dollar contract Hanyesworth is scheduled to make $5 million this year.
In a fantasy perspective you have to wonder why New England would invite a cancer in the locker room. However if we have the Albert Haynesworth that played with the Titans and can pressure the quarterback the Patriots will be a much improved defense.
Watch the New England training camp reports closely.
Titans CB Cortland Finnegan Talks about Playing Football!
Finneegan on playing football again, “Super excited. I mean I cried twice in the past week watching E:60 and I was so involved emotionally with the Women’s World Cup soccer game I said it’s time for football.”
Finnegan joined Tennessee station WGFX in Nashville.
The Denver Post explains that new coach John Fox has decided to go with last years bench warmer and Florida star Tim Tebow. However a couple of weeks ago coach Fox said that the quarterback position would be a “wide open competition”.
Tebow was drafted as a first round pick by the Broncos in 2010 and was being payed well to sit on that bench.
The other possible competition will come from third string quarterback and former Notre Dame star Brady Quin who was traded from the Cleveland Browns last year but has not produced.
As for Orton the post identifies the Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans, and Arizona Cardinals as possible destinations for a trade.
• Monday: The NFL will announce that teams can go to 90-man rosters and the official free-agent list will be distributed to teams.
• Tuesday: Teams can reach agreements with rookies and undrafted free agents beginning at 10 a.m. ET. Teams can reach agreements with all free agents and signed players are allowed to enter team facilities.
• Wednesday: Players can begin reporting to training camps 15 days before their first preseason games. According to the proposed timeline, 10 teams would report on Wednesday, 10 more on Thursday and 10 additional teams on Friday. The New York Jetsand Houston Texans would be the last two teams to report, on Sunday.
• Thursday: Teams can begin to cut players at 4 p.m. ET.
• Friday: Teams can begin filing transactions to the league office at 6 p.m. ET.
• Aug. 4: Deadline for recertification and ratification of the collective bargaining agreement by the players.