News regarding our Carolina Panthers these days is what it is. The team has yet to bring in the a lot of free agents. When they do, there’s either a bidding war or an injury.
First, the team is interested in Tyler Brayton a versatile defensive lineman formerly of the Raiders. This interest was reported over the weekend.
Now, the team will be competing with the Colts for his services. According to the Indianapolis Star, Indy has made an offer to the big man.
“Both are attractive options,” said Tom Mills, Brayton’s agent. “The Colts obviously are very appealing to Tyler.”
It might be a better situation for Brayton in Carolina where he would almost certainly get more playing time. But (and this is just a guess on my part) he might choose Indy to be with a team that is contending now.
One other free agent that has drawn the interest of the Panthers is suddenly finding the going difficult.
Rod Coleman, another defensive lineman from the Falcons, is having difficulty passing a physical.
To quote Rotoworld “He’s probably failing physicals. Coleman has had quadriceps, triceps, and knee surgery within the last year. He met with the Bucs and Panthers in February, but neither offered him a deal and he’s drawn no interest since.”
Let’s check in on other news and notes from around the league.
The Jets may be in win-now mode considering their flurry of activity in free agency and could be considering Chad Pennington as their starter. (NY Daily News) The team has added Calvin Pace from Arizona and Lions’ tackle Damien Woody.
The Bengals might be walking away from a proposed deal to acquire Dewayne Robertson from the Jets due to injury concerns.
Cornerback Leigh Bodden is requesting a new contract from the Lions.
Speaking of the Lions, Booth Newspapers considers the chances of Roy Williams, the team’s star wideout, being traded to be about one percent.
Aaron Rodgers will become the starting quarterback of the Packers following Brett Favre’s retirement.
Seahawks franchise player Marcus Trufant has reportedly lowered his contract demands and is willing to take less money than Asante Samuel.
The Eagles “remain locked in trade talks” involving CB Lito Sheppard, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
The Bears received a sixth-round draft pick in 2009 in exchange for Brian Griese from the Bucs.
The Packers and Jaguars have reportedly shown interest in free agent LB Brendon Ayanbadejo.
The Steelers are hosting free agent DB Eugene Wilson for a visit on Tuesday, but are not expected to sign him.