NFL Rumors: Latest Updates on Hottest Buzz Around the League

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistAugust 29, 2012

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 09:  The NFL shield logo on the goal post during play between the Baltimore Ravens and the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on November 9, 2008 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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With the NFL season approaching fast and roster cuts coming just as quickly, the rumors over the biggest names that may find themselves on the trade block or on the free agency market are running rampant all over the league.

There are two weeks until the regular season kicks off, and the moves that will be made over the next few days could be the difference between making the playoffs and missing them for some teams.

The buzz is flying fast, but we are compiling all the latest rumors so you don’t miss a second of the wild NFL action. Stick here for everything you need to know about the NFL scuttlebutt.


Cincinnati Hunting for Offensive Line Help

After an injury to star center Kyle Cook, the Cincinnati Bengals are looking for some assistance and depth at the center position on the free agency market.

One of the biggest names they are asking about is former Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Jeff Faine, according to Pro Football Talk's Josh Alper. While Faine was cut by the Buccaneers last season, the injury to Cook has given the veteran another chance.

While this is likely a temporary solution that means nothing, there is a chance that Faine returns to a stellar form and forces his way into a starting job on another team when the Bengals trade or cut him.


Eagles Too Deep at Defensive End

While you can never be too deep at the defensive end position in today’s pass-happy NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles have bucked the trend and may actually have too many stellar players at that position.

The biggest name on the trading block for the Eagles could be veteran defensive end Darryl Tapp, according to the Delaware County Times. Tapp has acted as a mentor to many of the younger stars on the team, but he may find himself looking for a job elsewhere.

Whether Philadelphia cuts the veteran or not, he will find a job very quickly and be an effective change-of-pace defensive end that can rush the passer very well. His hard work will also be a welcomed addition to any defensive line.


Jason Witten Going Mobile?

After taking a hard shot to the spleen in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders, Dallas Cowboys star tight end Jason Witten was told not to do any stressful activity and was tentatively scheduled to return to action in Week 2 of the regular season.

According to the Fort-Worth Star Telegram, Witten has started some light exercises and is trying to get back into form as soon as possible. As great as this step is for the organization and Witten himself, there is still a long way to go before he is recovered.

The Cowboys need Witten back as soon as possible, but the last thing they want to do is rush the star back from an injury to his spleen that could cost him the entire season if not handled correctly. Dallas must play it safe and play him only when 100 percent.


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