In addition to being allowed to contact and negotiate with undrafted and unrestricted free agents, teams can begin trading their players and draft picks today.
Several long rumored deals may come to fruitation today or by the weekend. It has long been speculated that Kevin Kolb will land with either the Arizona Cardinals or Seattle Seahawks and that deal could go down in a matter of hours.
Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton is also on the trading block with the price rumored to be a third round pick and maybe an additional late round draft choice. They are anointing Tim Tebow their franchise quarterback and Kyle Orton is scheduled to make $9 million next season.
For his production the past two seasons, the salary is warranted, but not for holding a clipboard, this ones going down as well and someone is getting a gem here in my opinion.
Seattle and Arizona are hardly the only teams in need of a veteran quarterback. Minnesota, Tennessee, Miami, Carolina, San Francisco, Buffalo, Cincinnati, and Washington could all certainly use a quarterback as well.
Osi Umenyiora is also rumored to want out of New York despite recent reports the owner and general manager tried to reach out to him. John Clayton of ESPN said there is mutual interest between the Seattle Seahawks and Umenyiora.
Donovan McNabb may also command a late round draft pick in a deal as well and a departure from Washington is full expected.
If Kolb does land in Arizona, it is reported that pro bowl cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will be part of the package going to Philadelphia.
Don’t discount the possibility of Carson Palmer getting dealt. If Mike Brown does decide he actually wants value for his former franchise quarterbsck to help his struggling team out; then it’s a virtual certainty he would be dealt to the Seattle Seahawks. Palmer is moving his family and there and it seems logical with the hard stance he is taking that he would only approve a move near his family.
Sketchy and unconfirmed reports pin the bounty being a modest third and fifth round pick for Palmer. These reports have since been confirmed as sketchy and inaccurate by non other then the author of the article himself Rob Staton:
“The Bengals held a press conference today fronted by owner Mike Brown who reiterated his stance on not trading Carson Palmer. The general reaction is that the concept of a potential trade is now dead.”
There could be more that has not made it to the rumor mill, wait, scratch that, there will be more then what’s made it to the rumor mill so far.
Finally, reporting news like this again feels good.
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