NFL Quick Hits: Terrell Owens Ready To Sign Within the Next Few Weeks?

Kevin RobertsSenior Writer IJuly 20, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15:  NFL player Terrell Owens sits courtside in Game Six of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on June 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The 2010 fantasy football season is quickly coming upon us, which means fantasy owners preparing for their drafts need updates and breaking news more than ever.

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Read on for today's hot news, along with some expert fantasy advice :


Brett Favre , QB, Minnesota Vikings

He's the biggest name on the list, and the guy everyone is talking about. Most recently because even his own agent has voiced his displeasure with Favre's indecisiveness. Favre also got a visit from Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress.

When questioned about the visit, Childress merely said to "fill in the blanks." We fully expect Favre to resume his storied career with a second season under center for the Vikings, and view him as a top-10 option in our fantasy quarterback rankings .

Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys

Despite conflicting reports suggesting that Dez Bryant is seeking top-10 pick money, there are now reports suggesting Bryant and his agent, Eugene Parker, may work hard to get a deal finished before other first-round picks.

St. Louis and Sam Bradford are holding up the show, but it doesn't look like Bryant and co. are paying much attention.

If Bryant wants to make an impact early in his first year, he'd be wise to get his deal signed and over with as soon as possible.

Terrell Owens, WR, Buffalo Bills

Owens' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, recently texted ESPN's Adam Schefter, informing him that Owens should reach a deal with a new NFL team "within the next few weeks."

We don't doubt that. A "few weeks" could mean an entire month, which Owens already openly admitted he'd be okay with doing. There have been quiet murmurs about Owens going to Pittsburgh, while the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks have publicly denied any interest.

We still think Owens has solid second WR value, so long as he goes to an offense that has better potential than Buffalo did last year.

Cedric Benson, RB, Cincinnati Bengals

Cedric Benson is not expected to face a team or NFL suspension due to his off-field assault issue. Head coach Marvin Lewis has stood behind Benson 100 percent, and hasn't even viewed this as a blip on the radar.

Lewis can tend to sugar-coat things, but we're with him on this one. People look for reasons to doubt Benson and/or not to pick him in fantasy drafts. He's still a steady second RB in all leagues.

Ed Reed, S, Baltimore Ravens

Ravens safety Ed Reed is a strong candidate to start the 2010 season on the PUP list, likely keeping him out for the first six weeks of action.

From a fantasy perspective, this hurts his IDP stock, and could also mean big plays against a now vulnerable Baltimore secondary. Look for Ken Hamlin to step-up and start in his place if Reed does in fact miss significant time.