NFC West Rumors: Wilson, Fitzgerald, Seahawks

Expecting to see Russell Wilson go from the pages of Pro Football Rumors to MLBTradeRumors? Unfortunately, despite some speculation to the contrary, the Seahawks star quarterback won’t be heading to spring training with the Texas Rangers, his agent tells Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (Twitter links). The Rangers acquired Wilson’s rights in December’s Rule 5 draft from the Rockies, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll explore being a two-sport athlete anytime soon. More out of the NFC West..

  • The Seahawks will have to create space to sign Golden Tate and Michael Bennett and extend Richard Sherman and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (via Twitter) surmises that they’ll likely cut Sidney Rice and ask Zach Miller to take a pay cut.
  • Jason Fitzgerald of weighs in with his reaction to Larry Fitzgerald‘s contract restructuring. The Cardinals wide receiver agreed to convert $11.75MM of his $12.75MM deal into a bonus to help the Cards save about $9.4MM against the cap.
  • The restructuring of Fitzgerald’s deal should all but end the trade speculation around him, writes Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. The Patriots and Cardinals have never entertained serious trade discussions for Fitzgerald but the speculation/wishful thinking has been there for some time.
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