Leftwich market slow
Updated: September 3, 2007, 12:53 AM ET
The market is moving a little slower than expected for former Jaguars quarterback Byron Leftwich. Conversations have begun with seven teams, but no team has yet to step up and recruit him hard. The Falcons don't appear to want to disturb the psyches of Joey Harrington and Chris Redman by bringing in Leftwich. The Ravens are debating whether bringing in Leftwich this close to season would be a help or a distraction. The Vikings, who traded for Kelly Holcomb, also don't appear to be interested. Leftwich will find a new home but it could take a little more time than expected. Rice in mix: The Broncos and the Rams appear to be the hottest teams for former Bucs defensive end Simeon Rice, but there is no guarantee a deal could be done before Sunday. If Rice is signed after Sunday, the team that gets him won't have to worry about having his salary guaranteed. A veteran such as Rice would have his base salary guaranteed if he's on a roster on opening day. With a shoulder that is healing, Rice may be more of a signing for next week than this week, even though the Broncos and Rams keep talking to him.
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