NFL Signings and Trade Rumors: Kevin Kolb Traded to AZ, Reggie Bush and More!


Donovan McNabb ends up on the Minnesota Vikings, who say goodbye to Sydney Rice.  Kevin Kolb has a new home in Arizona!  The Redskins also rid themselves of Albert Haynesworth.  Who else is going where?  Now that blue chip wide receiver Santonio Holmes has decided to remain a Jet, where will other receivers go? The Sportsbank posts the basics here so you can be the king of your water cooler.


Alright, let’s continue your rundown of the latest NFL signings and trade rumors for today:

Kevin Kolb HAS BENN TRADED to the Arizona Cardinals for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a 2nd round draft pick. Kolb will reportedly get a whopping $63 million contract$20 million of which is locked in. If true, this deal will make Peyton Manning VERY happy.

New Orleans RB Reggie Bush will be heading to the Miami Dolphins in a sign and trade deal.  Bush will be the perfect complement to rookie RB Daniel Thomas and leaves Ronnie Browns future with the team in question somewhat although the team is believed to still be interested in bringing him back.

The Plaxico Burress watch is on.  Two of his former teams, the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers, are believed to be the front-runners to sign Burress, although a mystery team, perhaps the Bears may also be in the hunt.

Donovan McNabb  is officially a Minnesota Viking, returning to the Midwest (He is a Chicago native).  He agreed to restructure his contract as part of the trade. McNabb should be a good fit for the Vikings.

McNabb will not be passing to Sydney Rice however, as he has agreed to a five-year, $41 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks.  $18.5 million guaranteed is guaranteed.  Rice and Mike Williams will make a dynamic wide receiver duo in Seattle for new QB, Tavaris Jackson, who also left the Vikings to become a Seahawk on Wednesday.

Carolina WR Steve Smith likely won’t be traded not that his name was strong in any rumors to this point.

Former Jacksonville P Adam Podlesh has agreed to a five-year deal to replace Chicago Bears fan-favorite Brad Maynard .  He’s , a five-year veteran, is coming off his best season average-wise, at 43.8 per punt.  We will miss in Chicago Brad!   

The Hoston Texans have HIGH interest in Chicago Bears free agent Saftey and return speciliast Danieal Manning.  Manning has a career average of 26.8 yards per return and one touchdown.  With Devin Hester returning kicks for the Bears, Manning’s price tag became too high.

Jets WR Braylon Edwards said via Twitter he does not think the team wants him.

No. 4 overall draft pick A.J.Green agreed to terms with the Bengals, according to ESPN.

The Arizona Cardinals look more and more like a team in limbo as they lose #2 WR Steve Breaston to the Kansas City Chiefs.  Breaston will reunite with old offensive coordinator Todd Haley giving the Chiefs a number of formable offensive weapons and QB Matt Cassel a legitimate #2 WR behind Dwayne Bowe.  Breaston gets a five-year deal that guarantees him $9.5 million.

Reports out of Tennessee are that Titans super stud RB Chris Johnson plans to once again hold himself out of training camp in the hopes of getting a new deal.

WR DeSean Jackson and QB Kevin Kolb also plan on holding out on the Philadelphia Eagles in the hopes of getting new deals or in Kolb’s case, traded.

The Washington Redskins have traded DL Albert Haynesworth to the Patriots.  Can he recapture his superstar status in New England?  Bill Belichick has a history of working magic with players like Haynesworth so my gut says he could be in line for defensive comeback player of the year.

The Eagles have agreed to terms with free agent DE Jason Babin of the Titans.  Babin, who had 12.5 sacks last season, agreed to a 5-year deal worth a reported $30 million.

Bengals QB Carson Palmer indicated that he plans to retire rather than return to the team.  It looks like that’s what is going to happen as Cincy signed Bruce Gradkowski to a two-year deal, according to ESPN.


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  1. Russell Dixon Sr. says

    The Chicago Bears are missing chances to pick up well needed wide recievers and offensive linemen. They are sooooo damn cheap. They do everything on the dheap. I don’t see them picking up a player like Plexico, or Braylon mainly because the Chicago Bears are not a pro team, but a church team. Anyone who makes a mistake in this game will not be on the Bears. They are my favorite team, but they are not Boy’s Town.

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