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    Some Interesting Rumors!!

    Buzz Gets Louder


    Koren Robinson By Lane Adkins

    Date: Feb 13, 2006

    With the start of free agency just a few weeks away, buzz about potential free agent moves is getting louder. We offer the latest whispers around the NFL, including a few on the Vikings, on which players may be on the move.


    With the free agent player signing period right around the corner, talk of player movement is heating up as team representatives meet in closed quarters thanks to multiple scouting events being held draft-eligible collegiate players.


    Rumors and speculation run wild in the off-season, but nothing compares to the action and frenzy of the free agent player signing period. Less than three weeks away, the speculation is starting and Scout.com will be here to provide insight on what is being mentioned in league circles.



    One rumor which has made some rounds in recent days has the Minnesota Vikings trading quarterback Daunte Culpepper to the St. Louis Rams for a first-round draft selection, with the Rams then dealing quarterback Marc Bulger to the Miami Dolphins for an undisclosed draft selection.

    Speaking of the Dolphins, it appears the Saban-led troops have an interest in oft-troubled free agent wide receiver Koren Robinson (Seattle and Minnesota). Also, Miami is believed to have an interest in free agent wide receiver Antwaan Randle El.

    The Arizona Cardinals are looking for a starting caliber running back. Not sure if 2005 draftee J.J. Arrington has the physical makeup to be a starting running back, the team has quietly been breaking down the potential free agent market. Ahman Green and Jamal Lewis interest the team, but there has been an ongoing belief head coach Dennis Green will make a play for Minnesota’s Michael Bennett.

    The Indianapolis Colts have not officially made a decision on unrestricted free agent running back Edgerrin James. The team and player have had a less-than-cordial relationship at times during James’ tenure in Indianapolis and the team is facing financial uncertainty. As a result, the Colts have not expressed the desire expected in retaining a player of James’ caliber. At this time, James appears poised to move on, with the Carolina Panthers and New York Jets being two teams being mentioned behind the scenes.

    Although he is rehabbing from shoulder surgery, the San Diego Chargers and Drew Brees have engaged in discussions regarding the future of the quarterback in San Diego. The Chargers would like to retain Brees’ services and appear to be relatively sure his shoulder will be sound prior to the 2006 season opener. While the San Diego organization has denied any interest in dealing backup Philip Rivers, we are hearing the team is behind Brees and would be willing to trade the second-year signal-caller for the right price, once Brees proves to be healthy. We hearing that the price is likely a first-round draft pick in the 2007 draft and the timing is sometime late in the summer.

    The New York Jets are quietly looking at making a move at the running back position. Veteran Curtis Martin has been solid for the team, but will soon be 34-years of age and is coming off knee surgery. A new coaching staff and change of attitude within the New York organization may hasten Martin’s departure.

    A couple Lewises have been important fixtures for the Baltimore Ravens in recent years and both could find themselves new addresses for the 2006 season. While unlikely, linebacker Ray Lewis’ name has been lobbed out in league circles as a player that could be on the move. Still wanting a reworked contract and getting up in age (32), Lewis is no longer considered to be the brutal, impact defensive wrecking machine he was just a short two seasons ago. The other Lewis, Jamal, is coming off a season which his production suffered and he did not endear himself to some within the organization. The Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans could be interested in the former rushing champion, if the price is right.

    Defensive end John Abraham could be a hot commodity in the free agent player marker, if he gets that opportunity. Abraham, the New York Jets franchise player in 2005 could again be in line to receive the tag from the team. Coming to an agreement on a long-term deal has not been in the cards with the team and Abraham wants the opportunity to move on. The Patriots, Browns, Chargers, Redskins, and Bengals all have kept an ear to the ground in regards to Abraham’s status.

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    Re: Some Interesting Rumors!!

    What do you think of this news? I personally don't think the Vikes should trade DC, unless that 1st rd pick is high in the draft. Looks like another team (Dolphins) have their eye on K-Rob, they better be ready for a let down. K-Rob is going to be a Viking next season..

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    Re: Some Interesting Rumors!!

    Culpepper to the Rams for their #1 pick what is that overall? I would have to think about that one a little more.
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    Re: Some Interesting Rumors!!

    Rumors are just that, Rumors...

    I don't see DC or KR going anywhere.......

    I'm also suprised the Vikings weren't mentioned as one of the teams interested in James....I'de think our office is looking at him seriously...

    Then again, maybe their now...


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    Re: Some Interesting Rumors!!

    "DarrinNelsonguy" wrote:
    Culpepper to the Rams for their #1 pick what is that overall? I would have to think about that one a little more.


    Houston 2-14 0
    2 New Orleans 3-13
    3 Tennessee 4-12
    4 N.Y. Jets 4 12
    5 Green Bay 4 12
    6 San Francisco 4 12
    7 Oakland 4 12
    8 Buffalo 5 11
    9 Detroit 5 11
    10 Arizona 5 11
    11 St. Louis 5 10
    12 Cleveland 6 10
    13 Baltimore 6 10
    14 Philadelphia 6 10
    15 Atlanta 8 8
    16 Miami 9 7
    17 Minnesota 9 7
    18 San Diego 9 7
    19 Dallas 9 6
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    Here is the draft order. So it looks as though the Vikes would get the 11th overall pick in the draft from ST.Louis if they were to make this trade..

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    Re: Some Interesting Rumors!!

    i wouldnt be to sad if krob left us. we have large amounts of wrs to play with. burelson troy taylor robinson. we dont need 5, so 1 has to go for sure, maybe two.

    some of those other rumors are interesting. why edge to jets? you do not want to play for the jets. they are not going to win at all next year. i have already decided we are going to kill them when we play them.
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    Re: Some Interesting Rumors!!

    that trade is absolutely horrible..how do you trade culpepper somewhere and not even receive a player in return..not gonna happen, complete bullshat..this trade would be nice if we were getting the first-third overall pick..but since thats not the case, theres no way we settle for 11th
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    Re: Some Interesting Rumors!!

    "gregair13" wrote:
    i wouldnt be to sad if krob left us. we have large amounts of wrs to play with. burelson troy taylor robinson. we dont need 5, so 1 has to go for sure, maybe two.

    some of those other rumors are interesting. why edge to jets? you do not want to play for the jets. they are not going to win at all next year. i have already decided we are going to kill them when we play them.
    i agree..ppl on these boards talk like krob is an amazing receiver when really hes just an average receiver and an over average kick returner
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    Re: Some Interesting Rumors!!

    Not enough, we should get 1st and some starter, dont know who cause the Rams aint having solid linebackers - and they will for sure dont give up Steven Jackson or Orlando Pace


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