The much anticipated start toNFL’s free agent period came and went last week — and did not disappoint.
However, the biggest names on the open market remain in Adrian Peterson, Tony Romo, Latavius Murray and Jamaal Charles.
While it seems these players are stagnant and out of the spotlight for the timing being, they are actually slowly and deliberatelygathering information prior to their big decisions.
Here’s an update on the latest we know on the futures of these big NFL stars.
First the Dallas quarterback who is, surprisingly, still in Dallas.
After first news broke that the Cowboys intended to cut the QB when free agency started Thursday, they later decided they were going to hang on to the former Pro Bowler to see if there was an interested trade partner.
In the aftermath of Houston’s monster and controversial trade, sending Brock Osweiler to Cleveland, they appear to be the favorites along with the Broncos for his services.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter: “Possible interested teams in Romo appear unwilling to take on the 36-year-old’s contract or overpay for a quarterback who has started four games during the past two seasons because of injuries.The Cowboys are unwilling to trade Romo to a city in which he does not want to play. Teams interested in Romo believe the Cowboys will eventually release the four-time Pro Bowler and are willing to wait until that happens before pursuing him as a free agent.”
Reports have also suggested that Fox Sports is interested in hiring Romo to replace John Lynch as an NFL commentator.
Due to his age and injury history, things are moving slowly on the Peterson front, but he is scheduled to visit Seattle. It seems as though the Seahawks will, one way or another nab themselves a star running back. Peterson isstill open to returning to the Vikings as well, reports say.
CBS Sports also reports that Charles, 30 and recently cut by the Chiefs, is heading to Seattle as well. He is expected to be 100 percent healthy and ready to go when OTAs start this spring.
The former Raiders big brusing running back is also making his way to Seattle — with a visit Tuesday — according to ESPN’s Schefter. He will be going to Jacksonville first, on Monday.