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Friday, April 24, 2009

The Latest NFL News

Its the day before the 2009 NFL Draft and teams are positioning themselves to get the best players to fill the voids in their roster. Teams and players are also making key decisions before the draft, which may or may not affect the draft picks tomorrow. In the past 24 hours, there has been a major trade, a possible trade request, and a major contract extension:

Tony Gonzalez Is Traded To The Atlanta Falcons
Score one for Arthur Blank and the Atlanta Falcons for conducting this trade. They get the only TE in the history of the NFL to make 10 trips to the Pro Bowl and all they have to give up is a 2nd round pick in next year's draft. Gonzalez also caught 10 touchdowns last year (76 career TDs) and over 1000 yards.

Jason Campbell Wants Trade if Washington Takes A Quarterback
Jason Campbell is definitely feeling unwanted in Washington. There were reports that the Redskins were offering Campbell in pursuit of a trade for former Denver quarterback Jay Cutler. Now, it appears that the Redskins are serious about obtaining USC quarterback Mark Sanchez in tomorrow's draft; possibly trading up to do so (they have the 13th pick). Steve Wyche of reports that Campbell will request to be traded if the Redskins opt to draft a quarterback tomorrow.

Jake Delhomme Gets 5 Year Contract Extension
Jake Delhomme definitely feels wanted in Carolina. Even after his horrible performance in their playoff loss to Arizona, Carolina signed Delhomme to a 5 year, $42.5 million contract with $20 million guaranteed. Delhomme threw 5 interceptions in a home playoff game against the Cardinals last season. However, before that playoff game Delhomme had 15 touchdown passes and a QB rating of 84.7 on the year.

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