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Archive: April, 2009

Draft profile: Terps WR Heyward-Bey

Friday, April 10, 2009, 11:45 AM
The word constantly associated with Maryland wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is speed. And for good reason. He turned in the fastest 40-time of any player at the Scouting Combine, running a 4.30. That, along with his size (6-foot-2), has draft junkies drooling. But there are also critics, who... Read more

List: Draft prospects Eagles have shown interest in

Thursday, April 9, 2009, 8:17 AM
Last week, a reader asked me to compile a list of draft prospects the Eagles have reportedly shown interest in. Since we're a blog for the people here at MTC, I've decided to do just that. In parentheses, I've included the date of the report. Each item attributes the report to a specific source. Now... Read more

Could Birds have interest in Chad Johnson?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 12:08 AM
Quick little nugget before we call it a night here at MTC. ESPN's Michael Smith said on NFL Live tonight that he's hearing the Eagles have interest in Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson. Rather than paraphrase what Smith is reporting, here's exactly what he said so you can decide for yourself whether... Read more

Baskett: Eagles receivers among league's best

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 12:03 AM
Count Hank Baskett among those who think the Eagles are just fine at the wide receiver position. In a video interview on the team's Web site, Baskett said the Eagles have an advantage over other teams because they can throw five different talented receivers at defenses. "When you have just one... Read more

Draft profile: TE Brandon Pettigrew

Monday, April 6, 2009, 9:22 AM
A new feature we're excited to start today here at MTC. With the draft just 19 days away, we're going to run draft profiles of several first-round prospects. I've contacted beat writers, who covered the players in college for a set of questions and answers. Then we'll run through some mock draft... Read more

Ochocinco, Campbell and the No. 1 pick

Sunday, April 5, 2009, 1:56 PM
A roundup of news around the league as you count down the hours until first pitch. By the way, as many of you know, while I write the NFL blog, I also pitch in with our Phillies chats. And I'll be hosting tonight at 7:45 so join me if you're sitting on your couch watching the game. And now on to... Read more

Burress, Braylon and Boldin

Saturday, April 4, 2009, 11:36 AM
Yesterday, we brought you the news that the Giants had cut ties with wide receiver Plaxico Burress. Today, we gain insight as to why the G-Men made the move. According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Burress rejected one final offer to stay, and the team was convinced that he did not... Read more

Giants release Burress

Friday, April 3, 2009, 3:29 PM
In a surprising move, the Giants have announced that they've released wide receiver Plaxico Burress. “I am an optimist, and I believe most situations can be worked out,” Giants GM Jerry Reese said on the team's Web site. “We hung in there as long as we could in hopes that there could... Read more

Draft questions: Sleepers, the No. 1 pick

Friday, April 3, 2009, 8:53 AM
Once again, it's time for our weekly draft Q&A with Scott Wright from If you've missed any of our previous Q&As with Scott, you can find them here, along with the rest of MTC's draft coverage. I'll make sure to keep this subsection of the blog updated as we inch closer... Read more

Bears land Cutler

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 5:47 PM
The Chicago Bears have landed Jay Cutler. Jay Glazer of reports that Chicago gave up two first-round picks, a third-round pick and Kyle Orton for Cutler and a fifth-round pick. The Redskins, Bucs, Jets and Lions were also believed to be interested, according to various reports. Judging... Read more
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