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Horse Tracks 4/2/09

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DP - Jay Cutler claims he "really didn't want this." Nice try, Jay...

FOX - Jay Glazer got the quote from Cutler at a UFC fight, and here's what Glazer had to say about it. Here is the accompanying article.

FOX - Old friend Jeff Legwold checks in with his take. Jeff mentions that Mike Shanahan would tell him Chris Simms could be an "impact starter in the league."

DP - Just when you thought things couldn't get worse, Brandon Marshall had hip surgery and will be out until sometime in July.

NYP - The Jets are expected to make an offer shortly.

NYDN - Rich Cimini talks about the Jets' interest in Cutler. So does Gary Myers.

WP - UPDATE 10:03AM - The Redskins are reportedly pursuing Cutler.

SPT - According to sources in Tampa, Denver is seeking more than two first-round picks for Cutler.

DP - Now that the wind is blowing the other way, Kiszla says Cutler was never cut out for the job.

DP - Lindsay Jones says the pressure is really on Josh McDaniels now - from the fans and players alike.

DP - Armstrong points out that Bus Cook will probably get involved in trade discussions.

ESPN - Mark Schlereth offers his viewpoint on the Cutler situation.

NFL - Thomas George blames both McDaniels and Cutler for the current mess. Plus, Michelle Beisner talks with Mike Klis.

NFP - Here is Mike Lombardi's take on possible trade partners for Denver. Earlier, Lombardi wondered aloud about the possibility of Denver seeking to draft Mark Sanchez.

NFP - UPDATE 9:58AM EST - In today's column, Lombardi offers his firsthand insight into Jay Cutler, while questioning the Vikings and their evaluators.

SI - Don Banks lists 12 possible suitors for Jay Cutler's services.

NFLN - Mike Lombardi of NFP and Mike Florio of PFT think the teams interested in Cutler will consult with Mike Shanahan and get a deal done sooner than later. Rich Eisen also talks to Willie McGinest and Warren Sapp about the Broncos players' possible reactions.

NFL - Vic Carucci looks at potential landing spots for Cutler.

CBS - Here's Pete Prisco's look at the Cutler trade market.

DP - Woody answers some emails, including a list of his 5 favorite Broncos.

NFLN - Let the yuks begin - Eisen, McGinest and Sapp look at Cutler destinations in the form of a March Madness bracket.

LTC - Brian Howell says it's all about fixing the defense in Denver.

NFL - The editors at debate who will play QB for Denver in '09.

DP - Lindsay Jones has taken over the daily updates.

IN - IN Denver considers who could play QB in '09.

DFP - Watch the bidding war begin, says the Free Press.

NFP - Matt Bowen offered his rundown on teams Cutler could end up with.

MST - Patrick Reusse thinks the Vikings shouldn't bother with going after such a whiny quarterback.

MST - Sid Hartman speculates that old friend Tim Brewster could help the Vikings reel in Jay Cutler.

OS - Here's the view from Tampa.

CST - Who could the Bears offer up for Cutler? Brad Biggs at the Sun-Times responds.

NYT - Greg Bishop says the Jets won't be alone in pursuit of Cutler.

N - The Jets are reportedly interested in both Cutler and Matthew Stafford.

CPD - Bud Shaw thinks the Browns should go afterr Jay Cutler.

CR - Bernie Kosar identifies with Jay Cutler.

SPT - While Bucs coach Raheem Morris wouldn't discuss Cutler, our former waste of a roster spot ninth-string linebacker Niko Koutouvides stuck up for Jay.

AZR - Bob Young provides a list of possible Cutler destinations, if you can stand to read another one.

SB - The Sac Bee doesn't see Cutler heading to San Fran.

KCS - Adam Teicher checks in with a video blog from what looks to be his mother's basement in his underwear. See? The lines between paid journalists and bloggers is getting blurrier by the moment! Oh, he says the Chiefs and Broncos probably don't have any interest in swapping QBs.

KCS - Speculation on whether the Chefs might trade down from the #3 spot.

KCS - The Chefs and Larry Johnson had a hearing yesterday over their contract dispute, but no ruling has been made yet.

SFG - The Raiders have re-signed LB Sam Williams and added DT Ryan Boschetti from the Redskins.

SFG - Apparently, the Raiders love Cal Poly WR Ramses Barden, whom they scouted at the USC Pro Day yesterday.

SFG - David White, however, is projecting Michael Crabtree to Oakland.

Y! - Isaac Bruce is will return to the Niners rather than retire.

Y! - The cop in Dallas who detained Texans RB Ryan Moats as his mother-in-law lay dying in a hospital resigned yesterday.

Y! - Browns WR Donte' Stallworth will indeed be charged with DUI manslaughter for his role in the death of a pedestrian in Miami.

FOX - John Czarnecki looks at the rookie pay scale and Roger Goodell's push to change it.

NFLN - Mike Mayock and Charles Davis were mightily impressed by Mark Sanchez and his workout yesterday at USC. Mayock calls Sanchez the "safest bet" amongst the QB prospects.

LAT - USC Coach Pete Carroll changed his tune on Sanchez.

NFLN - Mayock and Davis also analyzed the workouts of the USC linebackers. Mayock was most impressed by Clay Matthews, who he calls a 3-down 'backer. Plus, Matthews and Brian Cushiing each played the "elephant" position at USC.

CBS - Rob Rang from also offers analysis on the USC Pro Day.

ESPN - Aaron Curry has overcome quite a bit to become a potential 1st-overall pick in the NFL Draft.

NFP - Wes Bunting lists his top-5 draft prospects at each defensive position. Here is Bunting's look at the offensive side.

NFP - Matt Bowen looks at the Patriots and their prospects/questions for '09.