Well, in case you were offline last night, or just went to bed hoping to wake up and find it was a bad dream, I'll sadly be the first to ruin your day. Pat Bowlen has announced that the Broncos will trade Jay Cutler. It's April Fool's Day, but the joke is on us...
"Numerous attempts to contact Jay Cutler in the last 10 days, both byand myself, have been unsuccessful. A conversation with his agent earlier today clearly communicated and confirmed to us that Jay no longer has any desire to play for the Denver Broncos. We will begin discussions with other teams in an effort to accommodate his request to be traded.”
DP - Here's a timeline of the Cutler situation, courtesy of the Post.
DP - Jim Armstrong talks to local agent Tom Mills, who expects Denver to receive quite a haul in return for Cutler.
IN - Sam Adams thinks Pat Bowlen is doing the right thing.
DP - Klis cites a "source" who says Cutler never received any recent calls from the Broncos and was packing up to head to Denver for the next minicamp.
DP - Krieger has the nerve to speculate that this was all Josh McDaniels' plan all along - trade Cutler and lay all the blame at his feet, too.
DP - WR Chad Jackson said the players were getting tired of the Cutler situation. Meanwhile, Denver released RB Cory Boyd earlier in the day.
ESPN - John Clayton goes over the situation and discusses possible trade partners for Denver.
FOX - Jay Glazer calls in with his report. He's got a great point - teams that discuss trading for Cutler may end up ticking off their own QBs in much the same way Denver did...
Y! - Here is Charles Robinson's list of teams interested in Cutler.
USA - USA Today also runs down a list of possible trade destinations for Cutler.
NFLN - If you want to watch/listen to Krieger, here's your chance...
SI - Here is Peter King's version of the story.
DFP - The Lions have another chance to acquire Cutler.
TT - What about Cutler to the Buccaneers?
CDH - More from Chicago - no price is too high for Cutler.
N - Here is the first of what will be many stories out of New York for the Jets...
NYDN - And here's another one from New York.
NYP - From the New York Post...
DP - The Post got some fans' reactions, if 1,000+ comments on MHR aren't enough...
KCS - The Star has video of Chefs coach Todd Haley discussing the offseason.
NFL - Michael Vick is repaying $6.5 million of his bonuses from the Falcons.
NFL - Plaxico Burress' gun case has been adjourned until June 15th.
NFL - Police suspect that two men were murdered at the vacant Long Island condo of former Jets linebacker Jonathan Vilma (currently with the Saints).
TN - Torry Holt is expected to visit the Titans this week.
NFL - The Eagles have re-signed OG Nick Cole.
Y! - The Vikins have re-signed DL Otis Grigsby.
Y! - Michael Silver profiled Falcons GM Tom Dimitroff in his Tuesday column.
NFP - Ravens D-Lineman Kelly Gregg wants to fight UFC Champ Brock Lesnar.