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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: NFL Rumors and News 19/08/04

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posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 01:45 PM
Ravens want Sanders in uniform for opener
Baltimore Sun

A source told the Sun's Jamison Hensley that Deion Sanders may have to report to the Ravens within the next 11 days. Although there was talk that Sanders wouldn't sign until November, the Ravens apparently want him in uniform for their opener.

Ogunleye holdout could last for ten games
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

The Sun-Sentinel's Ethan J. Skolnick reports that Dolphins defensive end Adewale Ogunleye could sit out for the first ten games of the season.

Browns could ship Jackson to Miami
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Sources told the Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot that the Browns may be willing to trade running back James Jackson to the Dolphins. The Dolphins are also interested in receivers Quincy Morgan and Andre Davis, but the Browns are unlikely to part with the pair.

Pennington's agent to meet with Jets
Bergen Record

Chad Pennington's contract talks with the Jets could heat up this week. The Record's Randy Lange reports that agent Tom Condon could meet with the Jets today.

McCardell playing hardball with Bucs
St. Petersburg Times

The Times' Rick Stroud reports that holdout receiver Keenan McCardell's agents have accused the Buccaneers of violating the collective bargaining agreement.

McCombs ready to sell
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Red McCombs has the Vikings' franchise prepared for a sale as soon as he can get his price, which is believed to be nearly $600 million. Word is McCombs' top associate, team President Gary Woods, has been eager to dump the team for months.

Holmes holding out for higher salary
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Defensive end Kenny Holmes wants more money than the Green Bay Packers have decided to pay, so for now at least there will be no deal... Meanwhile, McKenzie said the Packers have neither the cap room nor the inclination to acquire another starting defensive end in Miami's Adewale Ogunleye.

Bucs Audition DT Gibson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are in search of a player who can add depth and size to their nose tackle position, might have found a player that fits the bill. The Bucs brought in free agent defensive tackle Oliver Gibson for a workout Wednesday, has learned.

Punting game in disarray
Cincinnati Post

Richardson tore his left biceps tackling Tampa Bay's Mark Jones on a 55-yard return off of that second punt, an injury that will keep him out for this Saturday's game against New England and may end his season.

Returner breaks leg
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It was one up and two down for the Green Bay Packers Wednesday. On the same day tackle Brennan Curtin returned from a 16-day absence due to a staph infection in his thigh, the Packers lost wide receiver Shockmain Davis to a broken leg and center Scott Wells to painful tendinitis in his left elbow.

King out for year
Arizona Republic

Defensive tackle Kenny King is the latest key player to go down. Recent examinations found that King needs surgery on his right wrist, and coaches aren't expecting him back

Cowboy Keyshawn back on high horse
Newsday columnist

OK, so maybe there was something Keyshawn Johnson could have done differently. He admits that now. Maybe there was some way he and Jon Gruden could have peacefully coexisted instead of butting heads and ultimately parting ways in a messy divorce last season.

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posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 02:08 PM
i would see players like chad and holmes holding out for a higher contract because lets face it they deserve it. Not players like rivers and rookes


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