Saturday, January 5, 2008

Browns will listen to offers for Derek Anderson

Browns will listen to offers for Derek Anderson

Cleveland Browns coach Romeo Crennel said this week that the team would be willing to listen to trade offers for quarterback Derek Anderson according to�a report in the Denver Post.

Expect Crennel to get plenty. Teams that will be looking for quarterbacks include Miami, Kansas City, Baltimore, Carolina, Atlanta, Minnesota, Chicago and San Francisco. Anderson, a restricted free agent, has to be on the wish list of many teams after a breakout season for the Browns, who nearly made the playoffs.

Anderson should remain on the Browns' wish list, but Crennel's proclamation means the team likely is leaning toward going with Brady Quinn, who was drafted in the first round last year. Quinn is a fine prospect, but Anderson has shown he can lead the team.

Seahawks' DT Terrill gets three-year extension
Four-year veteran defensive tackle Craig Terrill, a key component in the Seattle Seahawks' four-player interior rotation, has signed a three-year contract that will keep him off the unrestricted free agent market.

McKay offered extension, raise to stay as President

Rich McKay was offered a multiyear contract extension with a raise to remain as team president by Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank after Blank decided to strip McKay of his general manager title two weeks ago, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

McKay's deal has been agreed to in principle, but some details are being completed. The Falcons declined comment on both subjects.

Though Blank seemingly grew disenchanted with McKay's handling of the Falcons' football operations following coach Bobby Petrino's late-season resignation, he values McKay's advice, football acumen and ties to the NFL. McKay is co-chairman of the league's competition committee and sits on other league committees.

Miami to interview Sparano Saturday; Frazier later

New Miami Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland will interview Dallas Cowboys assistant head coach Tony Sparano Saturday morning in Dallas. However, that will not end the Miami coaching search according to the Miami Herald.

Yes, Sparano is still the front-runner for the job. And yes, Ireland returned to Dallas on Friday, where he will stay until Monday, partly to interview his former (and possibly future) co-worker Saturday.

But the Dolphins' decision to start at the top of their list could be more a matter of timing than priority at this point. Even if all goes well, Miami also will interview other candidates, namely Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier.

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