NFL Dish: Derek Anderson Released by Cleveland Browns
The NFL Free Agency period is up and running, and while it’s only been four days since the craziness began, there have been plenty of trades and signing to keep track of.
It’s only Tuesday of the new week, but that only means the buzz around the NFL will continue to pick up.
Here’s the scoop on some of the biggest stories in the NFL:
Browns Release Derek Anderson
After recently trading for Seneca Wallace, this move was simply a matter of time. Derek Anderson was pitiful behind a sorry Browns offensive line in 2009, and never had a truly reliable weapon.
He still has great size and a cannon for an arm, so keep updated on his prospects, as he’s sure to find a home a lot quicker than, say, Rex Grossman.
Eagles Still Open to Discussing Quarterback Trades?
This is all still hearsay (as it always has been), but Dan Graziano from NFL Fanhouse ha reported via a source, that Philly is actively talking about all three of it’s quarterbacks.
This isn’t so much news, as it is a “duh” report. The Eagles are currently “okay” with waltzing into the 2010 season with all three of their current quarterbacks, but we simply don’t buy it.
Packers Sign Safety Nick Collins to One-Year Tender
This move keeps Collins from holding out out going to another team, which was step one for Green Bay.
Step two is locking up one of the better young play-making safeties in the league. Collins has registered 13 interceptions (two for touchdowns) and 27 passes deflected in the past two years.
Vikings Looking at LaDainian Tomlinson?
With Chester Taylor gone to Chicago, Minnesota needs to start thinking about getting a solid back-up for Adrian Peterson.
Tomlinson could arguably be a lot better than people think in a limited role, especially as a receiver out of the backfield. Thomas Jones and Brian Westbrook are two other guys who’s names have been floating around.
There’s still the question of whether LT is even willing to be a back-up, while the Vikings could always do just as good (if not better) by grabbing a running back in the second or third round.