Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Rumor updates: Boldin, Peppers, Burgess

With the draft more than 24 hours away, rumors are spinning out of control on this Friday evening.

Rumor updates: Boldin, Peppers, Burgess


With the draft more than 24 hours away, rumors are spinning out of control on this Friday evening.

Here's the latest:

** We'll start with Anquan Boldin. ESPN's Sal Paolantonio is now reporting that the Titans have asked for and received permission to speak with Drew Rosenhaus after offering a second-round pick and a player-to-be-named.

Paolantonio also reported that the Eagles made an offer of a second-round pick in 2010, a third-round pick this year and Winston Justice, which the Cardinals rejected.

Meanwhile, Cardinals GM Rod Graves denied to Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic that the team had reduced its asking price for Boldin.

A source told Bob Brookover of The Inquirer that the ESPN report was "BS."

I have a feeling we'll be back to update this before too long.

Click here for my earlier post on Boldin.

** Meanwhile, a report from ESPN's Chris Mortensen definitely caught me off-guard. Mortensen was talking about Panthers DE Julius Peppers and said the Eagles might be a team that would want to talk to Carolina once Peppers signed his franchise tender.

I also found this nugget from Charles Chandler of The Charlotte Observer:

Neither the New England Patriots nor the Philadelphia Eagles, two teams Peppers was interested in playing for, have shown a willingness to surrender the mega-trade package necessary to acquire him from Carolina and give him a top-market contract.

I don't recall ever seeing Peppers say he was interested in playing for the Birds, but maybe I just missed it.

** And finally, Mortensen reported that the Oakland Raiders are shopping defensive end and ex-Eagle Derrick Burgess. The two teams Mortensen mentioned as possible destinations were the Eagles and the New England Patriots.

Like I said, the rumor mill is out of control right now. Reminds me of the first day of free agency.

I might be back later if anything breaks, and don't forget to chat with me tomorrow at 3:30 for the first round of the draft.
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