Even Later Edition: Quick Hits from Around the League


More news and more moves.  I predicted it would be a late night here at Cat Crave.  Looks like I was right on that one.

The Carolina Panthers have signed fullback Brad Hoover to a three-year deal according to the Charlotte Observer.

"With only a few hours remaining before he was to become an unrestricted free agent, fullback Brad Hoover reached a contract agreement with the Carolina Panthers.Hoover, the team’s long-standing lead blocker in the running game and a fan favorite, agreed to a new three-year deal Thursday night.“He’s just happy to stay a Panther,” said Hoover’s agent, Tim Irwin."

Kris Jenkins Update

Kris Jenkins has been rumored to be shipped off to the Jets.  However, KJ would rather play in the D.C. area reports the Rock Hill Herald.

"While he’d like to be in Baltimore or Washington, two other East Coast cities appear more likely at this moment. The New York Jets and Miami keep coming up in discussions about Jenkins, and he probably wouldn’t fight a trip to either spot.Keep in mind, the Panthers and Jets have a history of working together. They executed last year’s draft-day trade which got the Jets the CB they needed (Darrelle Revis) and landed the Panthers their MLB (Jon Beason)."

Also, from around the league…

San Diego parted ways with fullback Lorenzo Neal, safety Marlon McCree and right tackle Shane Olivea.

Isaac Bruce was given the pink slip tonight by the Rams.  The longtime star of the St. Louis passing attack was the last remaining player on the roster from the Rams move from L.A. to St. Louis in 1995.

Gus Frerotte, the Rams backup quarterback was also released.

The Texans signed wide receiver Andre Davis to a new deal reportedly for 4 years and worth $16 million.

The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly locked up Alex Smith through the 2010 season, having exercised a clause in the quarterback’s contract on Thursday.

Browns GM Phil Savage indicated Thursday that he isn’t willing to accept less than a first- and third-round pick in a deal for quarterback Derek Anderson.  (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Following his arrest on a misdemeanor marijuana charge last week, Kevin Faulk of the Patriots reportedly passed a drug test and will not be admitted into the league’s substance abuse program.

Yahoo Sports’ Jason Cole suggests that the Chiefs will make a “big run” at free agent kicker Josh Brown.

An NFL source tells the Green Bay Press-Gazette that Brett Favre will likely decide his future next week.

Scout.com’s Adam Caplan reports the “bidding war” will be between the Vikings and Titans for Bernard Berrian when free agency begins.

Jonathan Vilma is “very very close” to becoming a New Orleans Saint, according to the Washington Post. The New Orleans Times Picayune reports the Jets and New Orleans are “close to finalizing a deal.”

Citing “sources,” the Washington Post reports the Browns will acquire franchise player Corey Williams from the Packers at midnight tonight.