posted on Jun, 12 2004 @ 07:00 PM
Contract complaints not on Brady's agenda
"As a two-time Super Bowl MVP and owner of the highest winning percentage among active quarterbacks with at least 25 starts, Tom Brady deserves to be
the league's highest-paid QB, if not its highest-paid player."
Bruschi works on extension
"The veteran linebacker confirmed that he and the Patriots have been talking recently about a contract extension that would keep Bruschi in New
England for the foreseeable future. Bruschi, who serves as his own agent, would not go into specifics, but reports indicated a deal was imminent."
Couch finally takes a hike . . . goodbye
Cleveland Plain Dealer
"The Browns released quarterback Tim Couch on Friday afternoon, three months after they signed free agent Jeff Garcia and Couch asked coach Butch
Davis to let him go... Couch, a five-year veteran, is now free to sign with any NFL team. He is expected to be courted by about five clubs. Green Bay
is the front-runner, but Couch received interest from Detroit, Kansas City, San Francisco and Atlanta."
Bryant still exiled; team adds a WR
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"Despite mounting evidence that his days as a Cowboy might be numbered, including trade offers, receiver Antonio Bryant remains hopeful that fences
can be mended with coach Bill Parcells, allowing his return to the team... What is apparent, as the Cowboys bolstered their receiving corps by signing
veteran Dedric Ward on Friday, is more effort seems to be directed to preparing for life without Bryant than keeping him."
Maddox hoping to see both Burress and Ward at camp
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
"The Steelers have some unhappy wide receivers on their roster right now, but quarterback Tommy Maddox isn't worried yet about having someone to throw
to. He hopes that Hines Ward and Plaxico Burress will be on the field when training camp opens July 30."
George, Titans appear closer to deal
"The Titans and Eddie George's agent, Lamont Smith, have communicated this week, but no restructured deal has been completed with the running back.
After George's return looked fairly bleak for weeks, it now looks like the deal will get done unless George has a late-in-the-game change of heart
about taking a substantial pay cut."
Gardener On Hold
"The Bengals are in no hurry to finalize the deal with free agent defensive tackle Daryl Gardener. Gardener has visited Cincinnati, but doctors
continue to test a potentially degenerative disc in his back that might prevent the 31-year-old from playing again."