Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Rams shopping Holt, Pace?

As promised, here is your Monday morning free-agency roundup. We'll do this in rapid-fire mode and have more later so be sure to check back:

Rams shopping Holt, Pace?

As promised, here is your Monday morning free-agency roundup. We'll do this in rapid-fire mode and have more later so be sure to check back:

** League sources tell Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the Rams are shopping wide receiver Torry Holt and offensive tackle Orlando Pace. Holt caught 64 balls for 796 yards and three touchdowns (a career-worst) last year, but it's important to note just how bad the Rams were. Prior to 2008, Holt accumulated 1,100 yards or more in eight straight seasons. He'll turn 33 in June. Thomas speculates that a middle-to-late round draft pick could be enough to get one of the players.

** One of the reasons the Broncos brought in Brian Dawkins was undoubtedly his leadership, the ability to inspire his teammates and keep the locker room united. Looks like Denver will need that. A reported three-team trade involving Jay Cutler fell through, and now the new Broncos' regime will have some clean-up work to do with their franchise quarterback. Meanwhile, Brandon Marshall is in the news again -- for the wrong reasons. This time, the Broncos wide receiver was reportedly arrested in Atlanta for disorderly conduct.

** The Inquirer's Bob Brookover and the Daily News' Les Bowen both shot down rumors that the Eagles brought in running back Derrick Ward for a visit.

** The T.J. Houshmandzadeh watch continues. He is reportedly deciding between the Vikings, Seahawks and Bengals. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals are offering a contract richer than the one (five years, $35 million, $11 million guaranteed) awarded to Plaxico Burress last year. The Star-Tribune reports that the Vikings and Seahawks are both offering three-year deals, with Seattle's about $2 million higher. I'll be sure to chime in with an update when Houshmandzadeh makes his decision.

** I wrote about the Jim Leonhard rumors last night in case you missed it.

** Check out philly.com's Eagles section for the latest coverage from The Inquirer and Daily News. Some pretty strong opinions on there today about how the Dawkins situation played out.

** That gets us up to date for now, but it's only 9 a.m. Later we'll round up more of the news and rumors, and possibly recap what's going on with the other NFC East teams. Continue to e-mail me if you have links the group would be interested in.

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