In the wake of LenDale White's release by Seattle, trade talks between the Seahawks and Bills in regards to disgruntled Buffalo running back Marshawn Lynch could heat up again.
The teams talked about a Lynch trade before the draft but could not come to terms. Both sides could be more motivated to do a deal now, according to The Buffalo (N.Y.) News.
The Bills' previous asking price for Lynch — a second-round pick— is certainly lower now that he's skipping spring practices, and the Seahawks certainly are in the market for a running back.
As it stands, Julius Jones and Justin Forsett are expected to split time in Seattle as Leon Washington recuperates from a broken leg. Buffalo appears set with Fred Jackson and rookie first-round draft C.J. Spiller. White's uncle says his nephew is "confused" and "broken up" over Seattle's decision to waive the running back just weeks after a draft-day trade that brought him from Tennessee. Herman White also said he doesn't know what's behind a report that White was facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy. Seattle general manager John Schneider waived White on Thursday, just over a month after he traded a couple of lower-round draft picks for the running back and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson. "It became apparent that LenDale was not ready to be a member of the Seattle Seahawks," Schneider said. He didn't elaborate.
class="roundupitem">Cowboys: Wide receiver Patrick Crayton, who doesn't believe Dallas plans to keep him on the roster this season, said the team is "messing with people's careers and people's lives" and that he wants to be released immediately. He is concerned the Cowboys will keep him as insurance and cut him after training camp. Crayton has no clear role after Dallas traded up in the first round to draft receiver Dez Bryant, who is expected to be the third receiver behind Miles Austin and Roy Williams.
Etc.: Commissioner Roger Goodell said the success of the 2014 Super Bowl slated for Meadowlands Stadium (N.J.) will help determine whether more championships are played at cold-weather sites without domes. The new $1.6 billion home of the New York Jets and New York Giants was awarded the game Tuesday.