ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Patriots are planning to cut linebacker Tully Banta-Cain. He had 15 sacks the past two season. He was in New England with both Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli and Chiefs defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel. The Chiefs could use a veteran edge rusher. This could be a reasonably priced connection.
Schefter reported the Packers will either trade or cut linebacker Nick Barnett. He could fit in both with San Diego and Kansas City.
Schefter reports the New York Jets are expected to make a run at Oakland free agent Nnamdi Asomugha and pair him with Darrelle Revis. They are the two best cornerbacks in the NFL, and signing Asomugha could make the Jets a favorite to win the Super Bowl.
Keep up with the free-agency frenzy with our free-agent tracker.
Los Angeles has moved closer to getting an NFL team. The Chargers and Raiders have been connected to Los Angeles as possible teams that could relocate there.
The Bengals maintain quarterback Carson Palmer is not available in a trade. That is one less quarterback for Denver to worry about as competition for Kyle Orton on the open market. The quarterback position will be a domino effect. Once one quarterback, say Kevin Kolb or Matt Hasselbeck, goes, the rest of the market will then fall into place.
UPDATE: The Chargers’ second preseason game, in Dallas, has been moved from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21. It will be shown on NBC. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET.