Wild Tuesday scuttlebutt

July, 26, 2011
7/26/11
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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.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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