Saturday, September 5, 2009
Brohm, Booty on the way out?
By Kevin Seifert
Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert
A few NFC North nuggets as we await official word from the respective teams:
- Minnesota has waived quarterback John David Booty, according to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network. That seemingly answers the quandary we posed Friday night after a relative debacle of quarterback play in the Vikings’ preseason finale. Remember, Booty has practice squad eligibility. You can probably assume that Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels will remain on the roster behind starter Brett Favre.
- There are disputing reports on the future of Green Bay quarterback Brian Brohm. The National Football Post is reporting Brohm will be released, a move that might suggest the Packers have a deal in the works for a backup quarterback. But the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Brohm has not been informed of the move. Update: The Press-Gazette has confirmed the move. Brohm, a second-round pick last year, is eligible for the practice squad. Stay tuned.
- Another deal the Packers reportedly have the works: Acquiring defensive back Derrick Martin from Baltimore. Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times has the story. Martin has worked at cornerback and safety and would presumably cost a late-round 2010 draft pick.
We’ll continue to keep you updated on significant news ahead of official announcements.