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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: NFL Rumors and News 16/08/04

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posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 03:39 PM
Pennington could get new deal
Newark Star-Ledger

The Star-Ledger's Dave Hutchinson reports that the Jets may be close to signing QB Chad Pennington to a contract extension.

Jets may trade for backup QB
New York Daily News

The Daily News' Rich Cimini reports that the Jets may try to deal for Redskins QB Tim Hasselbeck. The Jets could also wait to see if Brock Huard, Damon Huard or Jason Garrett are released.

Freeman to sign with Dolphins
Miami Herald

A source told the Herald's Jason Cole that receiver Antonio Freeman will sign a one-year deal with the Dolphins today.

Spriggs set to join Redskins
Washington Times

The Times' Jody Foldesy reports that the Redskins could sign tackle Marcus Spriggs today.

Work continues on Watson
Boston Herald

Representatives for Ben Watson and the Patriots continued to negotiate through the weekend on a contract proposal for the first-round holdout, but as of early last night terms had not been finalized.

Jaguars' Del Rio left with more to kick about
Jacksonville Times-Union

It would have been a heartwarming story for a Mandarin native to go to the University of Florida and then come back home and kick for the Jaguars in Jacksonville. But in the wake of the Jaguars' 16-5 loss in Miami on Saturday night, Jeff Chandler's tenure with the Jaguars does not appear to be heading toward a storybook ending.

Dolphins may be eyeing Raven backs
Palm Beach Post

Spielman scouted Thursday's Ravens-Falcons game. The Dolphins may have interest in Ravens running backs Chester Taylor and Musa Smith.

Doubt about it: Not everyone in love with Smith's defense
Chicago Sun-Times

Maybe that's why a few players have started to privately -- very privately -- second-guess the coaching staff and express doubts about coach Lovie Smith's defensive system. And perhaps that's why defensive coordinator Ron Rivera gave a direct, plain-spoken message to his half of the team after Sunday morning's listless practice: Shape up or ship out.

Starting corner is lost to injury
Minneapolis Star Tribune

As Brian Williams lay sprawled on the Metrodome turf Saturday night, Vikings coach Mike Tice cringed. When Williams slammed his helmet to the ground in pain -- pointing to his left knee in the first quarter of the first preseason game in a year of Super Bowl expectations -- it was fair to think the worst.

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posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 06:01 PM
Atlanta Falcons Will Overstreet Out for Remainder of season **shoulder**


posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 06:04 PM
ouch that hurts the Falcons, as many players are going down this season and hard and for long times.

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