The Jets plan to drop CB Aaron Beasley and to jump into the fray for Redskins CB Champ Bailey.
The 'Skins might slap the franchise tag on Bailey early in order to prevent any confusion regarding the fact that anyone who strikes a deal with his agent at the combine needs to work out a trade with D.C.
The Cardinals plan to talk to Bailey's agent about the salary expecations -- new coach Denny Green was hot for Bailey in 1999, when the Vikings settled for QB Daunte Culpepper.
The Redskins are very close to acquiring QB Mark Brunell for a third-round draft pick.
There's mutual interest between WR Terrell Owens and the Miami Dolphins (if the move goes down, we predict problems between T.O. and Ricky Williams).
Browns QB Kelly Holcomb has had shoulder surgery, which will prevent him from throwing for 4-6 months.
From the "why in the hell was there even a doubt?" file: Doug Williams was getting paid $100,000 a year to coach Grambling; he's now signed a three-year deal with the Bucs worth more than $1 million.
There's a buzz regarding the ability of Ohio State QB Craig Krenzel to develop into a solid pro quarterback; his choice of a demanding course of study kept him from focusing full-time on football.
Film review after the Super Bowl reveals that Panthers LB Dan Morgan was in on 25 tackles.
Cowboys RT Ryan Young might retire if his knee does not improve.
Titans G Benji Olson gets a $2.465 million bonus in exchange for a contract restructuring that reduces hi 2004 cap number by $1.85 million; the Titans are still $17 million over the cap.
Past trades quietly have left the Rams with only four draft picks in 2004.
WR James McKnight could be the odd man out in Miami.
The courtroom ownership squabble in Denver went to the jury on Tuesday.
There is speculation that QB Kordell Stewart will sign with Buffalo, where he'd be reunited with former Steelers assistants Mike Mularkey and Tom Clements.
There are growing indications that QB Vinny Testaverde won't be back with the Jets in 2004.
Titans QB Steve McNair will be out of action for 10-12 weeks in the offseason after surgery to remove a bone spur in his ankle.
The Bucs have hired Roxanne Kosarzycki as general counsel; she spent 14 years with the Raiders.
Ravens CB Gary Baxter faces 4-8 weeks of rehab after undergoing hernia surgery.
Steelers FB Dan Kreider plans to test the market after the team's offer reflects what we've reported -- they don't want him back.