Afternoon Quick Hits


Here is your afternoon fix of NFL news.

The Seahawks are close to reaching a deal with free agent TE Alge Crumpler, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

Shaun Rogers has been traded from the Lions to the Bengals.  It is believed that the Bengals gave up a third or fourth round draft pick.  (Cincinnati Enquirer)

The Cowboys are showing interest in Lions running back Tatum Bell.

The Redskins are not believed to be interested in free agent LB Lance Briggs, according to the Chicago Sun Times.  It looks like Briggs overestimated the market. He hasn’t even made a visit yet to our knowledge. If he makes it through the first wave of free agency, Denver, Cleveland, and Tampa Bay could up their efforts to pursue him.

Free agent Asante Samuel’s contract with the Eagles will reportedly be for five years and $47.2 million.

Dolphins agreed to terms with WR Ernest Wilford, formerly of the Jaguars.

Dolphins agreed to terms with DT Randy Starks on a five-year, $21 million contract, with $7 million guaranteed.

The Broncos have released wide receiver Javon Walker.  Don’t get too excited.  His injuries have been a problem and may need surgery.  (Dallas Morning News)

The Vikings are displaying an interest in wide receiver Donte Stallworth, formerly of New England.  (Chicago Sun-Times)

The Bucs have set up visits with free agent DLs Marques Douglas and Jimmy Wilkerson.

Free agent OT Kwame Harris is visiting the Raiders on Friday.

The Eagles are in pursuit of free agent DE/OLB Chris Clemons.

Free agent LB Charlie Anderson is visiting with the Dolphins on Friday.

In addition to the Chiefs, the Rams are in talks with free agent PK Josh Brown.

The Rams are expected to entertain free agent Trent Green with a visit next week. He also has a visit set up with New Orleans.

49ers offensive coordinator Mike Martz phoned Isaac Bruce Thursday night immediately after learning of Bruce’s release from the Rams.