NFL Rumors: Buying or Selling Every Rumor on the Market

Jake Martin@JakeMartinSECCorrespondent IIIFebruary 20, 2012

NFL Rumors: Buying or Selling Every Rumor on the Market

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    With the Super Bowl ending earlier this month and teams gearing towards the 2012 NFL draft, the rumor mill is at full spin.

    From the Peyton Manning/Indianapolis Colts saga to recently speculated departures, the NFL never truly stops, and it can be quite the mystery trying to decipher which rumors are true and which ones are false.

    With that said, these are the rumors that fans should buy and sell this offseason.

Randy Moss Playing in the NFL Again

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    Buy or Sell: SELL

    Randy Moss recently expressed an interest in returning to the NFL, but no teams will pick him up.

    What made Moss so great was his ability to stretch the field and give teams a dangerous deep-threat target. Moss simply isn't that man anymore, and his last two seasons proved it.

    He barely made an impact with the Minnesota Vikings, and he showed no signs of a return to prominence with the Tennessee Titans in 2010.

    In eight games with the Titans, he accounted for six receptions, and that's not going to cut it in the NFL.

Tim Tebow Starter for Broncos Next Season

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    Buy or Sell: BUY

    Tim Tebow will be the starter for the Denver Broncos in 2012.

    Look, you can criticize his play all you want, but you can't deny that under his leadership, the Broncos were a better football team, and their playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers proved that.

    As hard as this guy works, I expect Tebow to come into training camp as a newly-improved quarterback and be the Broncos starter.

Mike Wallace Will Play for a Different Team

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    Buy or Sell: BUY

    The Pittsburgh Steelers can't afford to keep Mike Wallace.

    Wallace is one of the best big-play wide receivers in the league, and because of that, he's generated a lot of buzz on whether he will re-sign with the Steelers or not.

    Normally, I would say that the Steelers will do everything in their power to keep him, but the fact that they're $11 million over the salary cap is haunting them with Wallace.

    Chances are, the Steelers won't be able to match opposing teams' offers.

Saints Will Have to Choose Between Nicks and Colston

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    Buy or Sell: BUY

    The New Orleans Saints won't be able to keep both Marques Colston and Carl Nicks.

    Assuming that the Saints re-sign Drew Brees, and the possiblity of that happening is very likely, the Saints re-signing Nicks and Colston is highly unlikely.

    Their salary cap won't allow them to do that, and they'll most likely have to choose one or the other to re-sign.

Kevin Kolb Will Be Replaced

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    Buy or Sell: SELL

    Kevin Kolb will be starting for the Arizona Cardinals come fall.

    This is a hard sell because I know how upset Arizona fans are with Kolb and his lack of production last season.

    But if Kolb is given more time, he should get the nod over John Skelton, and with Matt Flynn and Peyton Manning most likley signing elsewhere, he's the Cardinals' best bet.

Browns Will Trade Up for 2nd Pick

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    Buy or Sell: BUY

    Robert Griffin III is worth trading up for, and that's just what the Cleveland Browns are going to do.

    Everyone knew that the Browns wanted to trade up, but now, the word around the barber shop is that the Browns will have to outbid the Washington Redskins.

    I don't know about you, but the Browns' No. 4 and No. 22 picks in the draft sound a lot better than the Redskins' No. 6 and No. 39 picks. Chances are that the Browns will get the second pick in the draft.

Manning Will Play in Indy Once Again

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    Buy or Sell: SELL

    There's another twist in the Peyton Manning and Indianapolis Colts soap opera.

    At first, it seemed definite that Manning would be playing in a different city, then there were rumors of his retirement and now, Colts owner Jim Irsay is saying that he wants him back if Manning wants to come back to Indianapolis.

    You can buy into this see-saw negotiation all you want, but I believe Manning's competitive nature will bring him to a different team before the season begins.

Arian Foster will get Franchised

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    Buy or Sell: SELL

    Arian Foster will not receive a franchise tag from the Houston Texans.

    Foster is a player that the Texans need to build their franchise around, and they know this.

    Even with Foster's agent, Mike McCartney, saying that being franchised wouldn't offend him, the Texans and Foster will end up agreeing on a long-term contract.

Flacco Will be a Top 5 Paid Quarterback in 2012

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    Buy or Sell: SELL

    Joe Flacco's agent is lobbying for a cash cow on Flacco's potentially new long-term contract, but he won't be the fifth-highest paid quarterback.

    As much as I think Flacco is underrated, he doesn't deserve to be paid like he's one of the elite. I can name several quarterbacks who deserve to be paid higher than him, and I'll name them right here.

    Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Mike Vick, Phillip Rivers and Matthew Stafford deserve bigger contracts than Flacco, and the Baltimore Ravens know this better than anyone.

Dolphins will Land Matt Flynn

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    Buy or Sell: BUY

    Matt Flynn will sign with the Miami Dolphins when everything is said and done.

    As soon as Manning finds his new home, Flynn will become the hottest commodity on the market at quarterback, and playing with the Dolphins makes the most sense for him.

    With his former offensive coordinator Joe Philbin becoming the head coach of the Dolphins, the pieces are in place for Flynn to bring his talents to Miami.