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July 25 The Clarion-Ledger
Hattiesburg sports agent Bus Cook, tired of rumors about his most famous client, called The Clarion-Ledger this morning to “set the record straight.” Said Cook: “Brett Favre retired in January. He has not talked to any teams, including Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks. He has not talked to anyone about playing football. He’s retired, period.”
July 25 NFL.com
The lockout could well be in its final hours. Legal teams for NFL owners and players negotiated through the weekend and deep into Monday morning, wrapping up at 3 a.m. with an agreement on basic terms. According to multiple sources involved, the deal is not 100 percent done yet, with the final document just completed about two hours prior a scheduled conference call with the 32 team player reps at 11 a.m. ET. Legal teams are proofing and fixing the details. That’s important, because the language of a completed deal is what caused some of the hang-ups that occurred last week.
July 25 Camden Courier-Post
James Harrison and Roger Goodell have a better chance of exchanging Christmas cards this winter than Albert Haynesworth finding his way onto the Eagles’ roster in 2011. But, hey, it’s been fun speculating on every scenario — real or imagined — during the lockout, so naturally, fans and some media outlets have predicted that the NFL’s bad boy will reunite with defensive line coach Jim Washburn and make harmonious assaults on opposing quarterbacks this season.
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