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Expect lots of trades as free agent signing period begins



Even before the clock strikes midnight to commence the free agent signing period, NFL teams are burning up the phone lines with trade talk, according to various media reports.

Already, the San Diego Chargers have traded defensive back Antonio Cromartie to the Jets in exchange for a 2011 third-round pick that becomes a second-rounder based on playing time.

The Cleveland Browns are talking about trading defensive tackle Corey Williams to the Lions for a low-round pick.

Cardinals safety Antrel Rolle is drawing interest from the Bears, Giants, Dolphins and Cardinals. Houston defensive back Dunta Robinson might have a marriage with the Atlanta Falcons and Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby is drawing interest from Miami and the Redskins.

Bucs WR Antonio Bryant could receive interest from the Miami Dolphins, where he might be reunited with Bill Parcells.

And here's a bit of a shocker for the night: the Panthers reportedly are releasing QB Jake Delhomme.

No players have been linked to the Bucs -- not yet, anyway. Tampa Bay greatly values their draft picks but made the deal with Cleveland for TE Kellen Winslow on the first day of free agency last year.  

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:56pm]


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