The Colbert Report


Proving a point once and for all – that dedicated bloggers have no life – another update is in after 9:00pm eastern on a Friday night.  And I’m here to cover it.  Such is the life of a blogging fool.

One former Carolina Panther, Keary Colbert, is visiting with the Broncos.  The Broncos want a receiver to play opposite of Brandon Marshall so they can put Brandon Stokley in the slot.

All they need to do is call a Panthers fan and ask us about Colbert.  We’ll be glad to tell them what they would be getting in Colbert – a guy with limited skills who will frustrate you to the point of going postal.

He’ll tease you with a good game and then look like he’s not only never played the game before but has never even seen a football before.

So, Broncos, if you want a solid number two receiver, sign somebody besides Keary.  On second thought, we don’t like you all that much anyway, so sign the dude.  We don’t care!

There is a lot going on that I can update you on with the day’s final NFL quick hits…

The Lions’ trade of DT Shaun Rogers to the Bengals has been called off.  The deal was considered consummated, even being confirmed by and the Lions organization. However, the Lions are reportedly now trying to deal Rogers to another team. It’s uncertain what stopped the deal – possibly health or off-field issues. The Broncos and Bills could be interested.  (Detroit News)

It appears that a deal is nearly done between the Jaguars and free agent safety Drayton Florence.  Maybe Florence wasn’t impressed with Tampa.  Could it have been the cruise ships docked there?  Who knows.  (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Randall Gay could have been placed on the Jets radar screens.  This might be the team trying to get even for Spygate.  Either way, Gay has played in this type of defense before so he would fit right in.  (Boston Herald)

John Lynch has decided to return for another NFL season to prove that slow, white boys can do something on a football field.  (Denver Post)

The Rams are planning to utilize Drew Bennett as the number two receiver opposite Troy Holt next season with the departure of Isaac Bruce.  (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

The Saints may have given up more than first reported to get Jonathan Vilma from the Jets.  A report in Newsday suggests that they gave up a conditional draft pick in this year’s draft and an undisclosed pick next year.

Free agent OLB Calvin Pace says he “loved” his Friday visit with the Dolphins, but still plans to meet with the Jets this weekend.  “I’m feeling it,” he said of Miami. “You know Parcells, he’s going to win wherever he goes. We’ll see man. I might be lining up on the other side of Jason Taylor. I just feel like I should still take that trip (to New York).”  (Miami Herald)

Free safety Marlon McCree will likely be paying a visit to the Bengals this weekend.  (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Defensive end free agent Travis Laboy will be visiting the Saints Saturday.  (New Orleans Times-Picayune)  The Saints also hosted free agent CB Aaron Glenn and DE Bobby McCray Friday.

Justin Smith left San Francisco without a deal in hand Friday and may be on his way to Minnesota next.  (St. Paul Pioneer Press)

The Bucs have a meeting setup tomorrow with Ben Troupe, the free agent Titans tight end.  (Tampa Tribune)

Chargers re-signed QB Billy Volek to a three-year, $9 million contract. Pro Football Talk reports the deal includes a $3 million signing bonus.

49ers agreed to terms with WR Isaac Bruce on a two-year contract, according to NFL Network’s Adam Schefter.

The Patriots have release tight end Kyle Brady.