2011 NFL Signings and Trade Rumors: Ochocinco, Greg Olsen, Vince Young and More!



Another day of NFL preseason is wrapping up and since our last report the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles have made more moves. Nnamdi Asomugha also is down to two teams. What are the latest NFL Trade rumors?

What 2011 NFL Signings took place today? The Sportsbank has you covered.

QB Vince Young will reportedly sign a one year deal to back up Michael Vick on the Philadelphia Eagles. As Vick and Young have some similar QB traits, my guess is Andy Reid will also use Young in the wild cat as he did with Vick when Donovan McNabb was the Eagles starting QB.

The crown jewel on the defensive side of football Nnamdi Asomugha is reportedly down to the Dallas Cowboys or the Jets. I don’t know how the Jets could afford him, but joining Jets CB Darrelle Revis would give the Jets some of the best pass coverage in football.

The Chicago Bears are reportedly going to sign former Cowboys wide receivers Roy Williams and Sam Hurd to contracts, although the details are not yet available. Williams has a clubhouse reputation among sports reporters as having a “superstar ego with WR3 skills.” Hurd will be a solid special teams guy.

The Bears said goodbye to G-Reg, Greg Olsen trading him to the Carolina Panthers for a 3rd round pick. All sports writers are saying the Bears got tremendous value here. Do you agree? I think Olsen will shine in Carolina as their running game should open up the short pass. Although with Jeremy Shockey also in camp, anything can happen.

Jay Cutler may be breathing a little easier as the Chicago Bears also signed first round pick and offensive tackle Gabe Carimi.

Chad Ochocinco has been traded to the New England Patriots for two later round draft picks. Can Ochocinco follow in the footsteps of Randy Moss and have a career year catching passes from Tom Brady?

Panthers QB Matt Moore is going to sign a two-year, $5 million deal with the Miami Dolphins, effectively ending rumors the team will trade for Kyle Orton from the Denver Broncos.

Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards is going to sign a five-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. He’s racked up 16.5 over the past two years.

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