March 28, 2007

It's basically down to this for the Packers: Work out a trade for Randy Moss, Michael Turner or Darrell Jackson or forget about adding a veteran on offense who can make a major impact next season.-- Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Michael Strahan was at the Giants workouts, but declined to comment on rumors that he has asked to be traded or is planning a training camp holdout. He has two years and $8 million left on his contract and was recently rebuffed in his efforts to get more money.-- New York Daily News

There have been questions about how long Steve McNair will remain the Ravens' starter after team officials recently said they have begun thinking about who will be their quarterback of the future.-- Baltimore Sun

Asked to provide his best guess about Randy Moss' future, Oakland coach Lane Kiffin said: "I think he'll be on our team. I do." Kiffin, in fact, said he believes Moss will appreciate his role in the Raiders' new offense, one modeled after the pro-style set Kiffin learned as an assistant at USC.-- Minneapolis Star Tribune

The smart money is on the Raiders drafting a quarterback, but they could take Georgia Tech receiver Calvin Johnson. But if it is a quarterback, the expected order starts with LSU's JaMarcus Russell, followed by Notre Dame's Brady Quinn.-- Detroit News

Laurence Maroney's status has the Patriots considering drafting a running back. One intriguing player is Rutgers' Brian Leonard.-- Providence Journal

There is a chance the Broncos will trade Dre' Bly if he balks at coming in for the team's offseason conditioning program, and New Orleans has shown interest.-- Denver Post

Al Wilson's agent, Peter Schaffer, is trying to secure trading partners for the Broncos, though he and Mike Shanahan have left open the possibility Wilson could return to the Broncos for the 2007 season-- Rocky Mountain News

After three losing records in the past four seasons, Bucs vice president Joel Glazer indicated that coach Jon Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen have been put on notice that the team "needs to start improving."-- St. Petersburg Times

Coach Joe Gibbs acknowledged yesterday the Redskins have talked to the Bears about acquiring disgruntled Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs. However, a team source expressed skepticism a deal would be reached.-- Washington Times

Although it isn't believed much progress was made at the owners' meetings in trade talks between the Chiefs and Dolphins involving Trent Green, the latter remains the front-runner for his services.-- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Several Giants defenders are glad Tim Lewis is out as defensive coordinator. Cornerback Corey Webster, whom Lewis verbally shredded late last season, isn't alone. One player who asked not to be named said he hoped new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo would use the personnel more wisely than Lewis did.-- Newsday

Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has promised a tougher personal conduct policy, is expected to meet with Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones early next month. Goodell also has plans to meet with Bengals receiver Chris Henry.-- Boston Globe

Sources say the Jets are targeting a cornerback with their first-round pick (25th overall), with Miami tight end Greg Olsen also on their radar. Pitt's Darrelle Revis and Texas' Aaron Ross are among the corners that could be available for the Jets.-- New York Daily News

After Wisconsin's Joe Thomas, who's expected to be a top-three pick, there's a drop to the second-best tackle Penn State's Levi Brown. Central Michigan's Joe Staley is moving up the charts, but he's expected to be taken in the bottom half of the first round.-- Houston Chronicle

Patriots receiver Troy Brown is recovering from offseason knee surgery, which has slowed any contract talks on the free agent market, according to multiple sources at the NFL's annual meetings. The injury sheds light on why there has been little activity regarding Brown this offseason.-- Boston Globe

Panthers safety Mike Minter confirmed Tuesday what became obvious last week when he agreed to take a significant pay cut: This is his final season.-- Charlotte Observer

Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jackson, who started all 16 games last season, is suing the franchise for invasion of privacy and defamation over the alleged released of his medical records, the player's attorney said Tuesday. The team claims it's a contract ploy.-- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Although the Vikings have more salary cap space than the majority of NFL teams, they have declined to give Pro Bowl center Matt Birk a contract extension.-- St. Paul Pioneer Press

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