I’d like to be able to report here today that there is major news regarding the Carolina Panthers. I’d like to be able to tell you that they have signed the biggest, baddest and even youngest players out there. But I can’t.
There are even times that no news is good news but in this case it’s just…no news.
There is, however, news regarding a former Panther, Drew Carter. The wide receiver is meeting with the Raiders today. He’s a fast wideout and we all know how much Al Davis loves a fast player.
Our team isn’t exactly setting the world ablaze with news but the rest of the NFL is hard at work keeping sports writers busy. Here are today’s Quick Hits From Around the NFL…
Adam Schefter of the NFL Network is speculating that the Packers might pursue Randy Moss in order to keep Brett Favre from cashing in his chips. I’m beginning to wonder if they just love Favre so much that they’re willing to suck up like this every single offseason or if they dislike Aaron Rogers that much.
Glenn Dorsey’s draft stock could fall even farther since team doctors are saying that he’s had several injuries that they are concerned about. From the article – “The tibia fracture is believed to have lingered with him into last seasons. NFL teams are also looking at his back, right leg, knee, and ankle. It seems very possible that Dorsey will fall out of the top five picks in April.” (Houston Chronicle)
ESPN reports that the Dolphins are disputing a story that ran yesterday suggesting that the Dolphins would part ways with defensive end Jason Taylor. “This latest report is just another example of journalistic irresponsibility,” Bill Parcells, team VP of Football Operations, told Chris Mortensen.
ESPN’s John Clayton reports free agent Randy Moss reached out to Daunte Culpepper over the weekend and they two discussed the possibility of teaming up again.
Javon Walker continues to be a hot commodity as the Giants have expressed interest.
The Tampa Tribune reports that the Bucs will meet today with free agent wide receiver Bryant Johnson.
Free agent Kwame Harris will visit with the Jaguars today. (Florida Times Union)
Linebacker Antoine Cash has been re-signed by the Buccaneers.
Jeremey Shockey probably isn’t going anywhere. The Giants have declined to talk to other teams who are interested in acquiring him. (New York Post)
Spencer Johnson’s five-year contract with the Bills is worth $17.5 million, including $6 million in guarantees. (Buffalo News) The Bills are also meeting today with fullback Corey McIntyre.
The Jets continue to be busy as the latest target for their offensive line is Maurice Williams who they would like to have playing at right tackle. (Newark Star-Ledger) The team will also be meeting this week with cornerback Will James.
Travis Laboy, the Titans free agent defensive lineman, cancelled a visit with the Saints and remained in Cleveland suggesting that a deal could be in the works. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Kansas City cornerback Ty Law may be interested in rejoining the Patriots. (Boston Globe)
Now that the team has signed Donte Stallworth, the Browns will likely move Joe Jerevicius to the slot.