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The Oakland Raiders have acquired quarterback Jason Campbell from the Washington Redskins. In exchange, Washington received a 2012 4th-round draft pick. Campbell became expendable after the Redskins added Donovan McNabb. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Raiders added one year to Campbell's contract that will pay him $4.5 million in 2011. He is scheduled to earn $3.1 million under his existing deal for the up-coming season.
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren says the team has no plans to play Texas quarterback Colt McCoy as a rookie. The Browns selected McCoy in the third round with the 85th overall pick. Holmgren, who has coached Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Steve Young and Brett Favre said teams run the risk of "scarring" a young quarterback by playing him too soon. Cleveland signed free agent Jake Delhomme during the off season as its starter and acquired Seneca Wallace from Seattle to be his backup.
The Tennessee Titans signed former USC running back Stafon Johnson after the NFL draft on Saturday, the Nashville Tennessean reported. Johnson suffered a near-fatal weightlifting accident last fall. On Sept. 28, Johnson was doing bench presses when the bar slipped out of his hands as he tried to lift 275 pounds. From a full extension of his arms, the weight dropped on his neck. Johnson injured his throat and required emergency surgery.
After the jump ... The Jets part ways with Alan Faneca, LenDale White traded, final draft pick #255, and Wayne Rooney injured.
Despite fielding one of the best OL's in the league last year, the NY Jets are making a change. According to ESPNNewYork.com, the Jets will release Alan Faneca after attempts to trade him failed. New York was worried about age catching up with the 33-year-old 9-time Pro Bowler, and the selection of OL Elvis Ducasse in the second round sealed his fate. Playing between two Pro Bowlers in D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold should make the transition for any rookie easier. Ducasse is expected to compete with Rob Turner and Matt Slauson (sixth-round pick in '09) for the spot at left guard.
Early on Day 3 of the NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks made a noteworthy trade. Running back LenDale White will re-unite with his former coach at USC, Pete Carroll, as Tennessee traded him to Seattle Saturday. They also got DT Kevin Vickerson in the deal while the Titans received Seattle's 4th and 6th round picks this year. They used the 4th round pick to select Alerraun Verner, CB from UCLA. White will compete with Julius Jones and Justin Forsett for the starting spot in the Seahawks backfield.
Well, the NFL Draft is over. We had 255 picks across 7 rounds. You probably know that Sam Bradford was the No. 1 pick, going to the St. Louis Rams ... But can you tell me who was the last pick ... traditionally known as "Mr. Irrelevant?" This year, that distinction goes to Tim Toone a wide receiver out of Weber State who was picked by the Detroit Lions with the draft's final pick.
Manchester United, and English National Team, forward Wayne Rooney will miss the rest of his professional season with a groin injury. Rooney does expect to be ready for the World Cup this June. He was just coming back from an ankle injury before his groin flared up on Thursday. England opens the World Cup June 12 against the Americans.