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Titans reportedly will release Vince Young Thursday

07.27.11 at 10:48 am ET
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The Titans will release quarterback Vince Young Thursday, according to TitanInsider. This comes after the team reportedly agreed to terms with former Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck on Wednesday.

Young is due a $4.25 million roster bonus and has a salary of more than $8 million due this season. He was placed on injured reserve last season after suffering a thumb injury. Owner Bud Adams said in January that Young would not return to the team after numerous incidents with then-coach Jeff Fisher.

TitanInsider also is reporting that teams believed to be interested in Young are the Cardinals, Dolphins and Eagles.

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Report: Jets ‘serious’ about Nnamdi Asomugha

07.27.11 at 10:32 am ET
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The Jets appear to be locked in on signing free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, tweets’s Michael Lombardi. His sources indicate the talks are “serious, I mean serious.”

The Jets already have cornerback Darrelle Revis under contract for $7 million this season plus an $18 million option bonus, but Lombardi tweeted that the Jets can make room for whoever they want. He added on Twitter: with a five year spread of bonus money and option money they can make [Asomugha’s] 11 cap number low.

Asomugha has played his entire eight-year career with the Raiders.

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Report: Donte’ Stallworth agrees to terms with Redskins

07.27.11 at 9:48 am ET
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Veteran wide reciever Donte’€™ Stallworth agreed to terms with the Redskins, a league source tells The former Patriots receiver had been rumored as a player that Patriots might be interested in acquiring.

Stallworth has played eight seasons in the league with the Saints, Eagles, Patriots, Browns and most recently the Ravens. He was a member of the 2007 Patriots when the team went 16-0 in the regular season before falling to the Giants in the Super Bowl. He had 49 catches for 697 yards and three touchdowns that season.

He was suspended for the entire 2009 season after pleading guilty to felony DUI manslaughter.

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Plaxico Burress says he has meeting with Giants

07.27.11 at 9:08 am ET
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Former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress said Tuesday that he has a meeting scheduled for Wednesday with Giants coach Tom Coughlin. “It’s going to be crazy,” Burress told the Newark Star-Ledger.

However, teams are not allowed to meet at their facilities with free agents until Friday, putting the meeting in question.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Giants had internal discussions Tuesday about the possibility of bringing back the 33-year-old Burress, who was released from prison in June after almost two years behind bars on a weapons possession charge. He is on parole for the next two years.

“I really don’t know what I’m going to say,” Burress told the Star-Ledger about Wednesday’s meeting. “I’m just going to go in there tomorrow and speak from the heart, be truthful with him and let him know how I feel. Whatever comes out is going to come out.

“I’m pretty sure there are things he wants to say, too.”

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Report: Titans sign Matt Hasselbeck to multiyear deal

07.27.11 at 8:26 am ET
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The Titans came to an agreement with former Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck on a multiyear deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Hasselbeck played 14 games last year with the Seahawks and threw for 3,001 yards and 12 touchdowns. Hasselbeck had been with the Seahawks for 10 seasons.

The Titans were entering 2011 with some uncertainty at quarterback as they had three QBs start games for them last season. Vince Young opened the season as the starter and played eight games before suffering a thumb injury and being placed on injured reserve. In January, Titans owner Bud Adams said in a press release that Young would no longer be a part of the Titans franchise. Veteran Kerry Collins, who started seven games for Tennessee last season, was slated to be the team’s starter, but the job now could go to Hasselbeck.

The 35-year-old Hasselbeck played at Boston College before being drafted by the Packers in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL draft.

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Linebacker Paul Posluszny set to jump from Buffalo to Jacksonville

07.27.11 at 12:23 am ET
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Linebacker Paul Posluszny reportedly agreed to a six-year deal with the Jaguars on Tuesday. The 6-foot-1, 238-pound Posluszny, who will turn 27 in October, was considered one of Buffalo’s best defenders ‘€” after missing much of his rookie season in 2007, evolved into a top-flight linebacker, and had 103 tackles in 14 games last season with the Bills. He figures to be the starting middle linebacker for Jacksonville in their 4-3 defense.

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Charles Johnson agrees to six-year, $72 million deal with Carolina

07.26.11 at 11:48 pm ET
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The Panthers agreed to a six-year, $72 million contract with defensive end Charles Johnson on Tuesday, the biggest new deal of the post-lockout era. Johnson, who will receive a $30 million signing bonus, had a breakout season for the Panthers in 2010 with 11 1/2 sacks in his first year as a starter. He had a combined 10 sacks his previous two seasons playing behind veteran ends Julius Peppers and Tyler Brayton. The 25-year-old is a 6-foot-2, 275-pounder out of Georgia who will be entering his fifth season in the NFL.

Read More: 2011 NFL Signings, Charles Johnson, Julius Peppers, Tyler Brayton
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