While a lot of attention is geared toward the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine this week (as it should be), we can't ignore all the free agency buzz that is happening around us.
Here's a quick look around the league for all the big names being affected by the looming free agency period:
Thomas Jones Won't Restructure, To Be Released
Jones is 32 and showed some serious signs of slowing down in the playoffs last season, but that isn't stopping him from chasing some mad cash and a starting role.
Click here to ponder all the possibilities.
Terrell Owens Not Returning to Buffalo
Perhaps it wasn't expected, but it was still fairly predictable. The Bills declined to bring back Terrell Owens, along with receiver Josh Reed, leaving two relatively huge roles up for grabs in Buffalo.
And we thought Buffalo's offense was in dire straits last year.
Owens may be 36 and showing signs of decline, but he'll definitely get a decent contract somewhere to play as a No. 2. I can already hear the Cincinnati Bengals calling.
Anquan Boldin Officially on the Market?
Haven't we seen this report about a dozen times in the past three years?
We'll believe it when we see it. And by "it," we mean Boldin actually getting traded. Well, we believe it, we just really want to see it.
It's like the whole "Brett Favre coming back" thing. We believe he will, but, well you know...
Mike Shanahan Commits to Clinton Portis at Running Back
Shanny and Portis go way back, and despite some nagging injuries (and a big head injury) to Portis, Shanahan still believes Portis has a couple years left in his legs, and from what we've heard, so does Portis.
But that doesn't mean Portis can't lose his job if he doesn't show up in great shape, healthy, and committed to a solid 2010 campaign.
I mean, Shanahan has traded Portis before...
Reggie Bush Won't Be a Free Agent
Color me surprised. It's not that I didn't believe the Saints weren't willing to admit just how special Bush can be, but it's hard to imagine a team investing so much money in a guy who didn't even carry the ball 100 times last year, and basically earns a stud running back's money by being an electrifying return man.
Still, even with his weak status as a running back, a huge contract, and his history of knee issues, the guy is just 25 and he helped the Saints get to the Super Bowl.
Good move, New Orleans.
Tampa Bay Moving on From Antonio Bryant
What, they don't like a 28-year old, inconsistent (but explosive) receiver who is coming off a weak 2009 that was riddled with injuries? How come?
Bryant still has great speed and play-making ability, but his last year with the Buccaneers was forgettable for several reasons. He'll find a new home, no doubt, and at least we know for sure it won't be in Tampa.
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