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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: NFL News and Rumors 27/07/04

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posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 05:30 PM
Dolphins may deal for Davenport
Wisconsin State Journal

The State Journal's Jason Wilde reports that the Dolphins have called the Packers to ask about running back Najeh Davenport. A deal for Davenport would likely cost the Dolphins a high-round draft pick or defensive end Adewale Ogunleye.

Bennett, Smith won't come cheap
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Coach Mike Tice told the Pioneer Press' Bill Williamson that the Dolphins won't be able to pry running backs Michael Bennett or Onterrio Smith away from the Vikings unless they're willing to "break the bank".

Peterson talks going nowhere
San Francisco Chronicle

The Chronicle's Kevin Lynch reports that the 49ers haven't made much progress in their contract talks with linebacker Julian Peterson. Peterson will likely skip the 49ers' training camp and could hold out for part of the regular season.

Steelers' Ward will have to wait for new contract
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Steelers president Art Rooney told the Tribune Review's Jerry DiPaola that re-signing receiver Hines Ward will be the team's "No. 1 priority" next year.

Giants think Manning's No. 1
New York Daily News

The Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano reports that the Giants are going to treat Eli Manning like a No. 1 pick even though they can only offer him "fourth-pick" money.

Hutchinson trade?
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Chad Hutchinson's release is expected in the next few days, but owner Jerry Jones said Monday a trade is still possible.

Dolphins may ask Ricky for $8 million refund if he retires
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

Agent Leigh Steinberg said Williams' next stop today is Martha's Vineyard, with other destinations possibly to follow now that he is retiring from football. But Williams may want to curtail his extensive sightseeing because the Dolphins are expected to attempt recouping roughly $8 million that was paid to him if the tailback follows through on plans to leave the team.

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[Edited on 27/7/04 by TRD]

posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 07:49 PM
this manning experiment is bound to fail...


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