Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Posted by Michael David Smith on March 20, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT
One of Tim Tebow’s most impressive comebacks last season came against the Jets, when he ran for a 20-yard touchdown in the final minute of a 17-13 Broncos victory. Now the Jets are considering the idea that if they can’t beat Tebow, he should join them.
The Jets have discussed trading for Tebow, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Schefter refers to the Jets acquiring Tebow as a long shot, but it’s at least a possibility.
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Posted by Michael David Smith on March 20, 2012, 12:13 PM EDT
A tearful Hines Ward announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, saying that while he considered trying to sign on with another team after he was released by the Steelers, he decided he just couldn’t see himself ever putting on another team’s jersey.
“You guys meant the world to me,” Ward told Steelers fans. “This city and this organization means the world to me. So today I came back to Pittsburgh to grant Steeler Nation this one last request. Today I am officially retiring as a Pittsburgh Steeler. And as much as I will miss football, my teammates, coaches and everything about the game, I don’t want to play in any other uniform. The black and gold runs deep with me, and I will remain a Steeler for life.”
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 3:24 PM
osted by Josh Alper on March 20, 2012, 11:01 AM EDT
Cornerback was one of the spots the Lions were expected to target in free agency and they’ve finally signed one.
The team have agreed to terms with cornerback Jacob Lacey, according to Tim Twentyman of the team’s website. Lacey became a free agent when the Colts opted against tendering him as a restricted free agent. Lacey has started 27 games for the Colts during his three-year NFL career, picking up five interceptions and two touchdowns along the way.
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Posted by Josh Alper on March 20, 2012, 8:42 AM EDT
Patriots coach Bill Belichick liked newly signed G Robert Gallery when he was coming out of college.
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Posted by Mike Florio on March 19, 2012, 11:14 PM EDT
The San Diego Chargers wanted to keep running back Mike Tolbert. The Panthers got him.
But it’s not because the Panthers offered more than the only team with which Tolbert had ever played. According to Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego, the Panthers actually offered less.
Acee writes via Twitter than Tolbert will make$8.4 million on a four-year deal, which could max out at $10 million. Per Acee, the Chargers averaged $1 million more.
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Posted by Evan Silva on March 19, 2012, 11:48 PM EDT
Adam Caplan is reporting that free agent defensive end Kamerion Wimbley will spend Monday night in Nashville after today’s visit with Titans officials.
And per Caplan, Wimbley is “close” to agreeing on a five-year contract to take his talents to Tennessee.
Wimbley played strong-side linebacker on base downs for the Raiders in 2011. He would be a full-time defensive end in Tennessee, where the organization is looking to rebound from misses on Mario Williams and Peyton Manning.
Caplan reports that negotiations will resume in the morning.
So it sounds like there’s a good chance Wimbley will be a Tennessee Titan by noon on Tuesday.
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Posted by Evan Silva on March 19, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT
A month ago, Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert provided a gloomy outlook for running backRashard Mendenhall’s recovery from a January 1 ACL tear. Colbert said the Steelerswouldn’t count on Mendenhall to be ready for Week One, and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review subsequently reported Mendenhall would open the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
After speaking to team sources, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has an even more pessimistic view of Mendenhall’s future.
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