Clifton Brown of the Sporting News predicts Denver Broncos restricted free agent Brandon Marshall, who the Seahawks still have interest in, ultimately will wind up with the Jets.
The Jets need a wide receiver, they are not afraid to make bold moves, and the Broncos are willing to part with Marshall. Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum was evasive when asked during a conference call last week whether he and coach Rex Ryan have discussed trading for Marshall.
"He's under contract with another team," Tannenbaum said. "Rex throws a lot of ideas at me. I throw a lot at him. We talk about a lot of things, but we're excited about the receivers we have."
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Giving up a first-round pick is not too expensive for Marshall, especially for a contender like the Jets. He is a proven NFL playmaker, better than any wide receiver the Jets are going to get in this draft.
Marshall turns 26 on Tuesday, meaning he could help his next team for years. Getting Marshall would make Sanchez a better quarterback, and the Jets a better team.
Greg John’s of Seattlepi.com discusses with Rob Rang, senior analyst for NFLDraftScout.com, whether Seattle should trade for Marshall or take a receiver early in the draft.
Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Browns do not have a strong interest in Seattle restricted free agent offensive guard Rob Sims. The Seahawks are reportedly holding Sims out of the off-season program in anticipation of a possible trade.
Former Seahawk Darryl Tapp describes the whirlwind week he went through in ending up in Philadelphia.
Sports Illustrated’s Peter King believes Florida quarterback Tim Tebow could sneak into the end of the first round of this year’s draft, and the overtime proposal at the owners’ meeting likely will not pass.
Vic Carucci of the NFL Network argues the new overtime proposal doesn’t go far enough.
Adam Schein of Fox Sports argues the overtime rule is fine the way it is in the video below.
USA Today offers this primer for this week’s NFL owners meeting.